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What to do in and around town this weekend

Posted: May 25, 2012 6:00 a.m.
Updated: May 25, 2012 6:00 a.m.

There is lots to do locally over the holiday weekend.

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Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans
Monday, May 28, 10 a.m. This is a wonderful tribute to veterans and includes flag ceremonies, music, speakers and a flyover by the Condor Squadron. Come out and recognize the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor all of our heroes.
Eternal Valley Memorial Park is located at 23287 North Sierra Highway, Newhall, CA 91321. Call (661) 259-0800.

‘Millie' at Canyon Theatre Guild
Saturday, May 26, at 8 p.m. thoroughly Modern Millie" opens at the CTG. It plays again on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. This award-winning musical is set in New York in the roaring '20s.
For information call (661) 799-2702 or visit www.canyontheatre.org. The Canyon Theatre Guild is located at 24242 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321.

‘Trailer Park Musical' at the REP
Friday, May 25, 8 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m. A country-rock and blues musical about the lives and loves of a trailer park community.
For information call (661) 288-0000 or visit www.repeastplayhouse.org. The REP is located at 24266 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321.

Hurricane Harbor Opens
This Saturday, May 26, is the opening day of the season at the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park, when the facility will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday hours are the same.
Visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharborla for more information.

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
Park activities include boating, world class fishing, hiking, walking, horseback riding, wakeboarding, jet-skiing, camping, picnicking, kayaking, sailing, plus simply enjoying nature and the great outdoors. Hours are 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Call (661) 257-4050 for more information or visit www.castaiclake.com. Castaic Lake Recreation Area is located at 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic, CA 91384.

Six Flags Magic Mountain
From the Merrie Melodies Carousel and other rides for young children, to mind-bending thrill rides, such as Colossus and X2, big fun awaits you this weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain - and, until June 3, a season Thrill Pass is the same price as a one-day general admission ticket.
Visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain for more information. The park will be open Friday, May 25 from 10: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mountasia Family Fun Center
Mountasia Family Fun Center is a seven acre entertainment complex offering fun for the entire family. It will be open Friday, May 25, from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, Memorial Day, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Call (661) 253-4386 or visit www.mountasiafuncenter.com. The facility is located at 21516 golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.

Ventura Harbor Village
In addition to regular weekend activities, including pony rides and face painting for the children, the Justin Claveria Jazz Trio will perform on the Carousel Stage Saturday, May 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Streetwise Symphony will offer reggae on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ventura Harbor Village is located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001. For more visit Ventura Harbor's Facebook page or www.VenturaHarborVillage.com.

Street Fair
Santa Clarita Street Fair, Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the College of the Canyons Parking Lot #8. A monthly marketplace that is fun, festive and entertaining for the entire family. Visit www.santaclaritastreetfair.com for information.

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
The Placerita Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center will host a Family Nature Walk on Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is an easy, one-hour walk exploring the area's natural and cultural history. There will also be a free Animal Presentation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. See, learn and ask questions about live native animals of the area. Because this will be the fourth Saturday of the month, there will also be a Blooms of the Season wildflower walk from 9: 30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Placerita Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center is located at 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, CA 91321. The phone number is (661) 259-7721. Visit the website at http://placerita.org.

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
This is a popular hiking, picnicking and equestrian area. It features unusual rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites and a seasonal stream. The park is located at 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, CA 91390. Call (661) 268-0840 for more information.

Fillmore & Western Railway
Weekend Scenic Excursions Saturdays and Sundays from Fillmore to Santa Paula and back. Depart at noon, return at approximately 4 to 4:30 p.m. For information and reservations call (800) 733-8724. Visit www.fwry.com.

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