Lancaster, CA. July 27, 2011 – Kids and adults alike are invited to join Kathy’s Critters for a fun and educational presentation of live desert animals. This exciting presentation will feature snakes, lizards and many other animals to enjoy!
The presentation will be held in the Interpretive Center at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (35th Street W. and K-8) on August 6, 2011 at 1pm. The presentation will start on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get a good seat.
Lancaster, CA. July 21, 2011 – The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2011-2012 Community Arts Grant Program. Applications must be submitted by June 28th. The grant program, now in its fifteenth year, provides annual production funding to community performing arts organizations.
“Since 1996, the LPAC Foundation has supported local performance groups with the resources they need to continue bringing high quality entertainment and cultural events to the children, youth adults and families of the Antelope Valley. During the 2010-2011season, we were pleased to be able to assist five local performing arts organizations,” stated Lou Bozigian, Foundation Board President.
The Community Arts Grant Program application packets are available through the City of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department or by calling the LPAC Foundation at (661) 723-6082. Eligible performing arts organizations must hold 501(c)(3) non-profit status and be Lancaster-based or have programs which serve the residents of the City of Lancaster.
Organizations can apply for a maximum amount of $2,500; however, grant dollars awarded may be less depending on various factors, including the number of applicants approved for the 2011-2012 funding cycle. The deadline for submittal of the applications is Thursday, July 28, 2011, with recipients to be announced by September 1, 2011. The funded programs or projects must be implemented within twelve months of the award date. The Foundation Board of Directors consists of Louis V. “Lou” Bozigian, R. Steven Derryberry, Dr. John Porter, Timothy Doerfler, Berna Mayer, Dr. Inpamani S. Arul, Patricia Fregoso-Cox, Marco Johnson, and Mark E. Thompson.
For more information, please contact Julie Secory, LPAC Foundation Administrative Assistant, at (661) 723-6082 or email@example.com.
WHAT: The City of Lancaster, in conjunction with InSite Development, will host a movie premiere-style VIP grand opening of the newest hip, luxury cinema in northern L.A. County. The event will begin with VIP arrivals, interviews and photo opportunities along the red carpet.
The VIP reception will also allow for photos and interviews, as well as a first look at the eclectic “Forge” store housed within the 3-story complex. Guests will then attend a private movie showing.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit Desert Haven.
WHERE: 742 West Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA, 93534
WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2011 6 pm
WHO: City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris
Scott Ehrlich, Principal, InSite Development
Greg Laemmle, CEO of Laemmle Theatres
WHAT: Thursday Night on the Square event. Fifth of eight for 2011
WHEN: Thursday, July 28 – 5:30 pm to 9 pm.
WHERE: Poncitlán Square, 38315 9th Street East, Palmdale
(between Avenues Q-9 and Q-10.)
WHO: Children and families; food and craft vendors; Palmdale parks & recreation department staff; and R&B music by The Ambassadors of Soul.
WHY: Families, friends and neighbors from around the Antelope Valley will gather for an evening of FREE fun and relaxation in Palmdale.
BACKGROUND: Thursday Night on the Square, a series of summer events presented by the City of Palmdale, provides the community with free children’s activities, free live music, food vendors, and an open-air market. Weekly entertainment includes live music in the gazebo until 9 pm, sponsored by Valleywide Dental; Barnes & Noble Storytelling at 6:30 pm; and the new interactive show, Camp TNOTS, at 7:30 pm, sponsored by High Desert Medical Group. Free children’s activities include the all-new Game Garden featuring a variety of games, and the Children’s Art & Activity Center (for children age 12 and under). Each week, one lucky person caught “green-handed” – disposing of recyclable waste in the proper container – will win a solar-powered backpack capable of charging an mp3 player, cell phone, camera or laptop, courtesy of Waste Management.
Pets are not permitted, except dogs on July 28 for the Mardi Paws event. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and alcohol is not allowed.
This year’s sponsors include Anheuser-Busch Sales of Antelope Valley, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Double D Cupcakes, The Gas Company, High Desert Broadcasting, High Desert Medical Group, Pars Restaurant, Valleywide Dental, Palmdale Regional Medical Center and Waste Management.
THEME: July 28 • Mardi Paws
In true New Orleans fashion, outfit your dog in Mardi Gras style to join a jazzy march around the square and compete for prizes. Kids can craft a colorful bell bracelet, décor a mask and create a Bourbon Street lantern. Enjoy the Stamp’n Station. Music: R&B by The Ambassadors of Soul.
INFORMATION: 661/ 267-5115.