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| Canyon Country Magazine | April 15, 2019

CITYWIDE FILM STATISTICS
In February, the City issued 45 film permits, which contributed to 74 film days and generated an estimated economic impact of $1,727,000.
The following productions were filming in Canyon Country in February 2019.
Feature Films:
Aimee – Area home
Television Shows:
S.W.A.T. – Area homes
Wheeler Dealers – Area streets
Commercials:
Apple – Santa Clarita Ballet Academy, Santa Clarita Skate Park
Army National Guard – Area streets, Sable Ranch
Dodge Ram – Vista Canyon project
Walmart – Walmart
Student Films:
Idols (USC) – Boracay Island Restaurant
Sunny Side Up (University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg) – Area home

CANYON COUNTRY COMMUNITY CENTER UPDATE

Phase I of the Canyon Country Community Center is scheduled to begin construction in April! This phase of the project includes improvements to the Mint Canyon Channel, an infiltration system, storm drains and rough grading of the site to prepare it for the next phase, which will include the construction of the community center and site improvements. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 15, 2019 to kick off the beginning of construction for the project. For more information on the new Canyon Country Community Center project, visit santa-clarita.com/FutureCCCC.

CITY PLANNING UPDATE

Wendy’s Re-facade – The former site of Mi Ranchito at 19018 Soledad Canyon Road is currently being converted to a new Wendy’s location. Currently under construction, the developer anticipates construction will be completed in May.

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ARTS IN CANYON COUNTRY

FACES
On display through July 31, 2019
FREE
Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library
18601 Soledad Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91351

All of the work in this exhibit features the art of local artist Christopher Darga. After working as an actor and sculptor in Los Angeles, Christopher picked up paints again in 2013, due to an inspirational gift from his wife. It was a set of instructional DVDs by the Santa Clarita painter Morgan Weistling. Christopher subsequently immersed himself into the world of oil painting.

“From working for many years as a sculptor, creating busts of historical figures such as Sitting Bull, Geronimo and Abe Lincoln, painting seemed to come naturally,” Darga said. “Working three-dimensionally in clay helped me to transfer the observations of light and shadow into painting. The major challenge in painting was color and color values. I immersed myself in online courses and readings and gradually got a little better. I’ve always loved realism, whether in sculpture or painting. It is a wonderful feeling to capture the likeness of a person or animal. I admire the works of artists like Vermeer, Van Eyck and Rembrandt, as well as Bernini and Michelangelo.”

To see more of Darga’s work, see facebook.com/ChristopherDargaFineArt.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Canyon Country Community Center

Teen Night Out (13-17 yrs.)
This evening, we will be joining the iTEENS of the Newhall Community Center to work up a sweat with an evening of active games at the Canyon Country Community Center. Registration is required.

Friday, April 26
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FREE

Digital Drop-In (Adults)
This is an opportunity to ask topic-related computer questions and explore the world of technology. Computers are available and space is limited!
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
FREE

Visit santa-clarita.com/CCCC or call (661) 290-2266 for more information and to view a complete list of activities happening at the Canyon Country Community Center.

 

Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library

Kids’ Programs
Dia De Los Niños/Dia De Los Libros Festival
Saturday, April 27
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us at the Canyon Country Library for our annual Dia De Los Niños Festival! This year we are celebrating cultures from around the world, literacy and a kick off to our summer theme: A Universe of Stories! We will have live performances, crafts, activities, free stuff and special guests from the 501st Rebel Legion and the Saber Guild Star Wars costuming groups!

Teen Programs
Books & Battles: Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
Tuesday, April 23
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Heroes needed! Come join us at the library for a D&D workshop. Learn the rules, create a character, bring a mini to paint, make a mini from art supplies or just come to talk about a shared love of D&D.

Adult Programs
New Release Movie Night
Thursday, April 25
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us at the library this evening for a free showing of a movie recently released on DVD. Movie TBD.

Visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com for more information.

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