City of Palmdale Special Events & Programs for March 2016
February got you down? Cheer up spring is just around the corner and there’s loads of great activities happening around the City of Palmdale.
Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Legal Aid, Palmdale City Library, 3 to 6 pm. Free. Call 661/267-5684 to reserve an appointment and speak with a lawyer for free. Civil cases only.
Friday, March 4 & Saturday, March 5, 8 pm; Sunday, March 6, 2 pm - “The Wizard of Oz,” Palmdale Playhouse. Tickets: $20 for adults, and $15 for students, seniors, military and children 12 and under. www.cityofpalmdale.org/playhouse
Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6 – USSSA Softball Tournament, Best of the West Softball Complex, 8 am start time.
Saturday, March 5 – Free Notary Service, Palmdale City Library, 3 to 5 pm. No appointment needed. First come, first served. Two documents per person.
Sunday, March 6 and 20 – Dungeons & Dragons, Palmdale City Library, 2 to 4 pm. Free. Teens ages 13 and up are welcome, where they can build a character and take them on a grand adventure in the world of “Dungeons and Dragons.”
Monday, March 7 – Effective Black Parenting, Yucca Neighborhood House, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Nationally acclaimed parenting skill-building program. Meets weekly on Mondays for 15 sessions.
Monday, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 - TED Talks, Palmdale City Library, 6 to 7:30 pm. Selected TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks featuring some of the greatest developments in society today.
Monday, March 7 – Identity Theft & Scams, Schemes and Cons, Palmdale Council Chamber, 7 pm. Workshop on how identity theft occurs, how to minimize individual risk and what to do if one becomes a victim of identity theft. Additional information will cover the many different types of scams out there, how to identify them and how to avoid them.
Tuesday, March 8 – “Against the Odds,” Palmdale City Library, 6 to 7 pm. Miguel Rios will discuss taking personal responsibility, leadership, communications skills, tolerance, anti-gang/drugs and more.
Wednesday, March 9 – Internet Scams and Online Safety, Palmdale Council Chamber, 7 pm. Workshop on how crooks use computers to steal personal information.
Thursday, March 10 – Spin a Yarn,” Palmdale City Library, 5:30 to 7 pm. Free. Monthly crochet and knit club. Participants should bring their own yarn and needles. The Library will provide snacks, refreshments and access to many books on knitting and crocheting.
Saturday, March 12 – Bus Excursion: Festival of Whales, Palmdale Transportation Center, March 12, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. $25 - Discounted to $20 for Palmdale residents. Dana Point celebrates the annual migration of the California Gray Whale. The festival includes a fine arts show, classic car display, children’s activities, clam chowder cook off and musical entertainment. Bring your binoculars. While whale sightings are not guaranteed, they are entirely possible.
Saturday, March 12 – Annual “Spring Fling,” Anaverde Park, 10 am to 12 noon. Sponsored by Anaverde HOA, for Anaverde HOA members only.
Saturday, March 12 – “An Evening of Musical Inspiration,” Palmdale Playhouse, 6:30 pm. Musical solos, duets and ensemble pieces presented by the West Coast Classical Orchestras. Tickets are $12.
Sunday, March 13 – Winter Classic Movies: “On the Waterfront,” Palmdale Playhouse, 2 pm. 1954 crime drama starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Eva Marie Saint. Doors open at 1, movie starts at 2. Complimentary dessert and beverage with paid admission. Tickets: $5 general admission, $4 students with current ID.
Sunday, March 13 – Fanverse Expo Meeting, Palmdale City Library, 1 to 5 pm. Free. Monthly meeting open to the public, to celebrate gaming, TV, media, comics, cosplay and many other things.
Monday, March 14 – Storycrafter’s Club, Palmdale City Library, 4 to 5 pm. Free. Stories and crafts for kids 5 to 9.
Tuesday, March 15 – African-American Book Club, Palmdale City Library, 7 to 8 pm. Free. Meets monthly.
Wednesday, March 16 – “Dive,” documentary on food donations and food waste, Chimbole Cultural Center, 2:30 pm. Panel discussion to follow.
Wednesday, March 16 – Mystery Book Club, Palmdale City Library, 7 to 8 pm. Free. Meets monthly to discuss mystery books.
Saturday, March 19 – Children’s Springfest & Egg Hunt, Palmdale Amphitheater, 10 am to 2 pm. Free egg hunt, crafts and kids activities. $2 kids Fun Zone wristband included pony rides, petting zoo, slide racer, Euro bungee, extreme obstacle course, racetrack derby, soccer shootout, basketball shootout and football speed throw.
Saturday, March 19 – Manga Book Club, Palmdale City Library, 3 to 5 pm. Free. Teens ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to come and discuss their favorite series, see anime clips, and work on crafts related to manga and Japanese culture.
Sunday, March 20 – Winter Classic Movies: “Sunset Boulevard,” Palmdale Playhouse, 2 pm. 1950 black comedy/drama “Sunset Boulevard,” starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. Doors open at 1, movie starts at 2. Complimentary dessert and beverage with paid admission. Tickets: $5 general admission, $4 students with current ID.
Tuesday, March 22 – ThinkShop, Palmdale City Library, 5 to 6:30 pm. Free. This fun and event will encourage kids to solve problems in creative ways in a hands-on environment and design cool objects with ordinary components.
Tuesday, March 22 – PJ Storytime, Palmdale City Library, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Free. No registration is necessary. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for this event, and the entire family is invited to attend.
Wednesday, March 23 – Storytime, Palmdale City Library various times. Free. Begins March 23 and runs through April 29. Baby Storytime every Wednesday from 9 to 10 am; Preschool Storytime every Wednesday from 10 to 11 am; Bilingual Storytime every Friday from 10 to 11 am.
Saturday, March 26 – A & V Softball Tournament, Best of the West Softball Complex, 8 am start time.
Sunday, March 27 – Palmdale United Methodist Church Easter Worship Celebration, Palmdale Amphitheater, 10:30 to 12 noon. Free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. An Egg Hunt for kids will follow the Easter service. For more information, please call 661/947-3103.
Monday, March 28 – Wii U Play, Palmdale City Library, 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Free. The Library will set up a Nintendo WiiU, and youth are encouraged to come in and play for free, while learning what the Library has to offer
Monday, March 28 – Classics Book Club, Palmdale City Library, 7 to 8 pm. Free. The “Classics Book Club” meets on the fourth Monday of every month to discuss the world’s greatest literature.
Tuesday, March 29 – Books and Barks, Palmdale City Library, 3:30 to 5 pm. Free. Designed to encourage kids to develop their reading skills. Kids of all ages can read stories to friendly, loveable dogs, without fear of being judged on their reading ability.
Wednesday, March 30 – Identity Theft & Scams, Schemes and Cons, Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 9:30 am. Geared for seniors, workshop on how identity theft occurs, how to minimize individual risk and what to do if one becomes a victim of identity theft. Additional information will cover the many different types of scams out there, how to identify them and how to avoid them.
Now through Sunday, April 17- “Fractured Landscapes & Joshua Trees.” Featuring the works of artists Rose Gonella and Kris Holladay-Fregoso, Palmdale Playhouse Gallery.
Palmdale City Library Techmobile Schedule
10 am-12:15 pm Rancho Vista Elementary 12:30-1:30 pm Joshua Hills Park 1:30-2:30 pm Lunch 2:45-3:45 pm Rotating School Visits (Esperanza, Rancho Vista, Cottonwood) 4-5pm Marie Kerr Park
The Techmobile will visiting schools in early March to help with their various Read Across America efforts.
Listings of the numerous sports, aquatics, health & fitness, education, after school programs, and active seniors programs may be found in Palmdale Magazine, available online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/Residents/Palmdale-Magazine .
2820 Greenbrier Street
Palmdale, CA 93551
Best of the West Softball Complex
2723 Rancho Vista Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551
Chimbole Cultural Center 38350 Sierra Highway Palmdale, CA 93550 661/267-5656
Monday 12 pm-6 pm Tuesday 12 pm-6 pm Wednesday 8 am-10 pm Thursday 8 am-6 pm Friday 12 pm-6 pm Saturday and Sunday by reservation only.
Palmdale City Library 700 East Palmdale Blvd. Palmdale, CA 93550 661/267-5600 • 661/267-5277 (24/7 Renewal Line)
Monday-Thursday, 10 am-8 pm Friday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday 1 pm-5 pm
Palmdale City Council Chamber 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B Palmdale, CA 93550
Palmdale Amphitheater 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard Palmdale, California 93551
Palmdale Transportation Center 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive Palmdale, CA 93550 661/267-5300
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 3 am-12 am (midnight) Saturday-Sunday, 6 am-10:30 pm
Legacy Commons for Active Seniors 930 East Avenue Q-9 Palmdale, CA 93550 661/267-5904
Monday-Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm Friday 8 am-12 pm
38334 10th Street East Palmdale, CA 93550 661/267-5684
Tickets for all Palmdale Playhouse events except Winter Classic Movies may be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playhouse, or at the Box Office beginning two hours before each show, 38334 10th St. East. For more information, please call 661/267-5684.
Yucca Neighborhood House 503 East Avenue Q-3, Palmdale, CA 93550