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1926 - Newhall Community Hospital, est. 1922, opens in larger, more modern hospital building at 6th & Spruce streets [story]
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Can you pull off the Great Train Robbery? Do you know every last piece of trivia about “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl?” Do you want to plan your next family activity? If so, you’re in luck as the city of Santa Clarita debuts new online events in September.

Start the month by summoning your courage and pulling off the greatest heist in the West. The Wild West Virtual Escape Room is officially open, and now is your chance to join the notorious Vasquez Gang as you and your band of outlaws (virtually) roam through the Santa Clarita Valley in search of gold. Using clues to solve a series of puzzles, your goal is to steal the riches and escape capture. Complete the escape room by Tuesday, Sept. 15, to be entered to win a prize.

If riddles and puzzles aren’t your game, you can grab your friends and family for a movie and trivia party! React to your favorite movie moments with other fans during the “Clueless” Watch Party on Saturday, September 5, then set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day by watching “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” on Saturday, September 19. A trivia contest will follow each movie.

Are you missing out on attending SENSES Block Parties in Old Town Newhall this year? You can experience a bit of the festive fun by testing your trivia knowledge related to a few of the themes, including “The Wizard of Oz,” the summer Olympics and Mardi Gras. Trivia quizzes are available until Sunday, Sept. 27.

The Old Town Newhall Scavenger Hunt is ongoing, enabling you and your family to participate in a fun and engaging photo hunt. Solve each riddle to discover the next business or location to visit, and be sure to snap a photo at each location and post online using #OTNScavengerHunt and #OldTownNewhall.

If you are looking for fun family ideas, look no further! You can enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home with a backyard campout or leave the muggle world behind aboard the Hogwarts Express as you throw your own Harry Potter-themed party. Check out the City’s guides and party ideas to discover snack recipes, family-friendly activities and much more.

All online events and home activities can be found by visiting the city of Santa Clarita’s Virtual Rec Center at santa-clarita.com/VirtualRecCenter and clicking the “Arts and Events” tab. The Wild West Virtual Escape Room, as well as movie watch parties and trivia nights, can also be found by connecting with the city of Santa Clarita Events page on Facebook.

There are many more opportunities and activities for learning, engagement, recreation and fun in Santa Clarita. Learn more about celebrating the CAN DOs at santa-clarita.com/CANDOs.

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The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021
Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
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The Castaic Union School District governing board appointed a new president during its annual organizational board meeting last month.
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The College of the Canyons ‘Canyons Promise’ free tuition program for new students is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 year.
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The ice rink in Valencia, which the City acquired last year, is currently undergoing renovations prior to its highly anticipated grand reopening later this year.
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The MAIN is set to host eight weeks of free virtual productions from around the world from Jan. 22 through March 12 via Zoom for the Stage on Screen Theatre Fest's International Edition of online theatre.
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Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital announced Thursday the opening of its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution site, with the goal of vaccinating nearly 500 people a day.
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Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association's first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m.
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The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted 4-1 to suspend small cohorts returning to campus through Feb. 8.
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