Hot Times, Summer in the City
June, 2024 - Issue #231
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Hit a Bullseye at the Santa Clarita Archery Range
The one-acre Santa Clarita Archery Range is located in Haskell Canyon Open Space and is free to visit seven days a week, from dawn till dusk. The archery range does not provide rentals, so please come prepared with your own bow and arrow.

Make a Splash at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center offers three pools, including a 50 meter competition pool with a competition timing system, a 25-meter dive pool, an activity pool complete with water play equipment and a 160 foot water slide. The facility also provides concession facilities and locker/changing rooms on the landscaped and lighted grounds. With plenty of parking and ample deck space for lounging around, the Aquatic Center is sure to have something for everyone.

Santa Clarita Summer Mocktail
Raspberry Mojito

This refreshing, bubbly sip has no added sugar, making it an all-ages bev for summer fun in the SCV sun!
• 1 lime, cut into slices
• 8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
• 4 blackberries, plus more for garnish
• 4 raspberries, plus more for garnish
• ice cubes
• 1 bottle cranberry sparkling water
To two glasses, add lime slices, half the fresh mint leaves and half the berries to each, muddling the fruit. Fill the remainder of the glass with ice and top with chilled sparkling water. Garnish with a mint sprig and any extra berries.

Help Homeless Children in the SCV with Eat. Drink. Local.
Held at Central Park, the free-admission event on Saturday, June 1 features food trucks, local craft beer and wine, live music, a kids kingdom, farmer's market, DJ and more.

Open Gym at the Canyon Country Community Center
Open to all skill levels, play basketball, pickleball and table tennis for low or no charge - kids 12-17 are free; adults are $3 and seniors are $2, with 15-visit passes available at a discount. Check the schedule and details by logging on.

Kick Up some Dust at the Bike Park
The Trek Bike Park of Santa Clarita is free to visit seven days a week and is open from dawn till dusk. The Bike Park offers riders seven acres to ride, practice jumps and develop skills for both BMX and mountain biking. The park was designed with riders of all ages and skill levels in mind and consists of several single-track mountain bike trails that range from easy to moderate difficulty. There are also over 800 yards of pump and BMX track featuring combination jumps, including step-ups, step-downs, rollers and tabletops.

Celebrate our Community's Diversity
A unique cultural experience, "Celebrate" brings the history and traditions of people and places from around the world to the Canyon Country Community Center every second Friday from April to September. Grab a bite to eat from the on-site food trucks, gather around the outdoor stage to watch performers share their culture through music and dance, and get to know other places - and countries - a little better through arts, crafts and activities. "Celebrate" aims to ignite curiosity and promote a greater understanding of Santa Clarita's cultural diversity from 6pm to 9pm.
June 14 Sweden
July 12 Cuba
August 9 Japan

Stay Cool with Community Ice Skating at The Cube
Now frozen and open to the public, The Cube Ice and Entertainment Center brings ice back to the City of Santa Clarita! With three sheets of ice - NHL, Olympic and The Pond - The Cube offers 93,000 square feet of skating, relaxation and event space. Newly renovated and beautifully redesigned, The Cube is Santa Clarita's home for ice skating, hockey, curling, special events and much, much more.

Third Thursdays are for SENSES Block Parties
From 7pm to 10pm, head to Main Street in Old Town Newhall for live tunes, food trucks, cocktails, themed activities and much more.
Thursday, June 20 Summer Solstice
Thursday, July 18 The SENSES Games
Thursday, August 15 The Big 100

Learn New Tricks at the Skate Park
Located at the George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex, the Santa Clarita Skate Park is one of the top destinations for skateboarders, BMX riders, rollerbladers and scooter riders in SoCal. Our local park is unlike any other you'll find and offers a ton in terms of entertainment value, with various ledges, stairs, planters, banks and other street obstacles. Check out the U-shaped half pipe, 10-foot square bowl, 9- and 6-foot clover bowls plus a variety of rails and ramps perfect for skaters of all ages and skill levels.

City Cinemas in the Park
Join your neighbors on the fourth Friday of every month from July to October for an unforgettable outdoor movie experience at City Cinemas in the Park. Whether you bring a picnic basket filled with your favorite snacks or opt to indulge in the delicious options from the food trucks, make sure to arrive early as the food trucks open an hour before the movie begins.
Friday, July 26 "Barbie"
Friday, August 23 "Toy Story"

Sing & Dance with City of Santa Clarita's Concerts in the Park
The City of Santa Clarita's Concerts in the Park returns to Central Park this summer with a line-up of new and familiar acts that are sure to get the crowd singing and dancing.
Grab your friends, kids, chairs and blankets - then settle in early! Food truck concessions begin serving at 5pm or you can have your food delivered via WeGo. You can also pack in your own food and beverages.
July 6 Super Soul Groove: Disco, Funk, Soul and R&B
July 13 In The End: Tribute to Linkin Park
July 20 Buffet Beach: Tribute to Jimmy Buffet
July 27 The Boy Band Project: Tribute to '90s & '00s Boy Bands
August 3 The Travelin' Band: Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty
August 10 Fast Times: 80's Concert Experience
August 17 Rebel Heart: Tribute to Modern Country Music
August 24 Adelaide Pilar's Latin Divas Show: Tribute to Selena, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz
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