Santa Clarita City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving break.
From all of us here at City Hall we’d like to wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
At last night’s Santa Clarita City Council meeting, Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council recognized Sheriff Deputies Ince and Caples for receiving Meritorious Conduct Gold Medal Awards for their bravery.
The City Council also recognized METRO (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority) for their work on multiple projects throughout Santa Clarita.
Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council are inviting residents to attend the dedication of the Taylor Open Space happening Wednesday, December 3, at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Towsley Canyon. This dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.
To RSVP for the open space dedication, contact Jessica Thompson at JEThompson@Santa-Clarita.com or call (661) 255-4939.
This season, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays come to life at the Santa Clarita Public Library with Gingerbread House building demonstrations, the second annual Gingerbread House Contest, and the “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet event.
The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library invite Santa Clarita community members to roll up their sleeves and grab their frosting tube for FREE interactive Gingerbread House building demonstrations offered at all three branches. Participants will learn to build and create beautiful gingerbread houses from professional pastry chefs at these delicious events:
Residents of Santa Clarita can also put their gingerbread house building skills to the test at the Santa Clarita Public Library’s second annual Gingerbread House Contest. Viewing of the frosted masterpieces will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Valencia Library Branch. The contest is free to enter and open to all ages.
All interested participants must fill out an entry form found here and deliver their gingerbread houses to the Valencia library branch between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5.
In the spirit of the holiday season, the Santa Clarita Public Library will host a “Meet the Dancers” Nutcracker Ballet Event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, at the Valencia branch and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, at the Old Town Newhall Library branch.
These family-friendly events allow residents to meet and greet with costumed dancers from the Santa Clarita Ballet Company’s Nutcracker production. Participants can pose for pictures, ask questions and will enjoy a reading of the famous story The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman.
For more information about all of these events can be found at SantaClaritaLibrary.com.
This year’s exhibit features art in a variety of mediums including sculptures, oil paintings, photography, graphic art, watercolors and acrylics.
For more information about Public Art in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clartia.com.
On Saturday, November 15, the Youth Sports 2014 Fall Volleyball Championships concluded with three very competitive and exciting Volleyball matches at the Valencia High School Gymnasium.
The competition was fierce.
The players ran out through a balloon tunnel while their names and the names of their teams and coaches were announced.
Even “Cory the Sportsmanship Squirrel” showed up to watch the action.
For more information about the City’s Youth Sports Program, visit Santa-Clarita.com/YouthSports.
This Week in Santa Clarita covers holiday safety tips with Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Dubin.
The Newhall Community Center is now featuring an art exhibit entitled “After Hours: Creative Pursuits of City Staff”.
The display was first featured in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall, and has now traveled to the community center, where patrons of all ages will be able to enoy it now, through Monday, January 5.
For more information about public art exhibits throughout the City, visit Santa-Clarita.com.
Teens repainted a ¼ mile of patchwork paint on a retaining wall along the South Fork Trail from the Wiley Canyon Bridge heading North on bike trail towards Magic Mtn. Pkwy in Valencia.
The Community Court participants will work on this project through June of 2015.
For more information about the City’s Community Court Program, visit Santa-Clarita.com.
This Week in Santa Clarita covered the grand opening of the City’s new Business Incubator located in Old Town Newhall.