Community In Focus
Giddy Up, Santa Clarita!
April, 2024 - Issue #229
courtesy of Shutterstock
courtesy of Shutterstock

Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21
The City of Santa Clarita Hosts Cowboy Festival

From the days of the Gold Rush to Western movies, Santa Clarita's historic sites hold a key place in the history of California. Unlock these moments at the Cowboy Festival for a fascinating glimpse into what life was like in the Old West, with event favorites including hatchet throwing, panning for gold and Dutch oven peach cobbler. Stroll through a Western-town environment and browse vintage boots, hats, leather goods, jewelry and Western fashion while dining on cowboy grub with all the fixins'. Guests will enjoy a unique musical blend of country, folk and bluegrass across three stages and entertainment that includes Western swing and country line dancing, trick ropers, living history and activities for all ages. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 18
City of Santa Clarita Hosts SENSES Saddle Up Block Party

The wildly-popular SENSES Block Party brings live music, food trucks, themed activities and adult beverages to Main Street in Old Town Newhall every Third Thursday from March to October. Saddle up for a rootin' tootin' good time in April for the "Saddle Up Block Party" - a Western-themed extravaganza that brings the spirit of the frontier to the heart of Old Town Newhall! Dust off your cowboy boots and grab your Stetson, because this is going to be a hoedown like no other.

Friday, April 19
Carousel Ranch Hosts How the West was Won

This charity shooting event is held at Moore N' Moore Sporting Clays - and it's going to be a blast! Teams compete for trophies, titles and prizes awarded during lunch catered by Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. This is a great way to spend a Friday - at the range with good friends raising money for the kids at Carousel Ranch.

Saturday, April 23
32nd Annual Silver Spur Celebration

The College of the Canyons Foundation will honor Steve Corn with the 2024 Silver Spur Community Service Award in recognition of his longtime support of the college and their philanthropic contributions to the Santa Clarita Valley.

COC's Silver Spur Celebration & Raising the Bar Fund

The COC Foundation is at the forefront of fostering philanthropic contributions that empower the college to surpass the limitations of tax-based funding, championing excellence in education, vocational training, scholarship and innovation. At the heart of the foundation's mission is the enhancement of COC students' welfare and academic achievements. In response to the unique and unforeseen hurdles students face, such as job loss, childcare disruptions, rising healthcare expenses, food insecurity and the digital divide in remote education, the foundation has initiated the Roger Van Hook Raising the Bar Student Achievement Fund. Under the leadership of Tamara Gurney, president and CEO of Mission Valley Bank and currently the foundation's immediate past chair, the foundation is dedicated to making a tangible difference in students' lives. Join friends and neighbors for the Silver Spur Celebration's 32nd Annual Event on April 13, benefiting College of the Canyons Foundation, a cornerstone of culture, education and economic growth in the Santa Clarita Valley. Your support can change futures.
Consider contributing to the Raising the Bar Fund by logging on to

Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Santa Clarita Branch Office 753-5693
- What is the sum of 1 + 1?
This is a required value
to protect against spam
community events