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City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events calendar: April 2009

Posted: April 7, 2009 6:49 p.m.
Updated: April 7, 2009 4:05 p.m.
Eggstravaganza (April 11)
Grab your basket and join your local community in the search for goodies left by the E. Bunny at Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road. The "Egg Scramble" begins promptly at 10:00 am. The event is free, and there is no registration required. For more information, call Arts and Events Office at (661) 286-4018.

Evening of Remembrance (April 13)
At the Youth Grove, located in Central Park , an evening dedicated to remember Santa Clarita Valley youth who have lost their lives in traffic-related collisions. The City of Santa Clarita is raising the awareness about the importance of safe and responsible driving.

Earth Day (April 18)
The City of Santa Clarita Earth Day Festival and 20th Annual Arbor Day Celebration will take place on April 18, 2009 from 10 am to 5pm at Central Park. This day celebrating the Earth will have a variety of activities, entertainment, and other components to it. Several themed zones will be present at the event including, solar, green building, health & fitness, non-profit groups, commercial vendors, government, green cars, and carbon free living. For more information, visit

Dodger Day (April 19)
In its 32nd year, the Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day Committee invites you to enjoy a day out at the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium - LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies. Proceeds from SCV Dodger Day help support local schools and non-profit youth groups. Purchase tickets at The Signal Newspaper, KHTS 1220 AM, SCV WaMu Bank, City of Santa Clarita's Aquatic Center. For more information, visit

Cowboy Festival (April 23-26)
The best performers in western entertainment will celebrate the City of Santa Clarita 16th annual Cowboy Festival, April 23 - 26, 2009 with several events throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. On April 25 and 26, walk through an authentic Western movie set at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, enjoy performances by Cowboy musicians and poets, and dine on Cowboy cuisine. For more information, visit

Special Olympics Aquatic Games (April 25)
Over 250 competitors from all over Southern California will compete in various events, such as assisted swims, 25 yard and 50 yard swims, and relays. The Special Olympics competitions will be held at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex's Aquatic Center . To volunteer, contact the local Special Olympics office at (661) 253-2121.


Performing Arts Center

Riders in the Sky (April 22)

Saddle up and ride with the one of the most popular cowboy-country bands this side of the Rio Grande : Riders in the Sky! Famously featured in television shows and movies, which include Pixar's "Toy Story 2." Riders in the Sky gallop onto the stage with a sound as unique as the sunsets on a warm summer Arizona evening. For more information, visit

Tom Rush and the Lovell Sister (May 16)
As the man who arguably paved the way for the folk-pop sound of the '60s, Tom Rush's decades-long impact on the American music scene has been profound. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him a legend with audiences around the world, and his Club 47 concerts helped propel into stardom such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin and many more! For more information, visit

Los Lobos (May 29)
Broke into the mainstream music scene with its stirring rendition of the Richie Valens classic "La Bamba" for the big-screen movie, but began in 1973 as Los Lobos Del Este Los Angeles. The band has evolved into a respected artistic entity searching for themes and topics that are an interpretive pulse of our times. For more information and to purchase seats, call (661) 362-5304.

661Arts is an alliance of artists and arts organizations working together to create and to promote an awareness of art and culture in Santa Clarita. This website serves as a point of access for the community to discover visual arts, performing arts, and arts events in the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information, visit


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