City of Palmdale Hosted Events & Programs for May 2016


Use the calendar below to search for events taking place in the city of Palmdale, there's something going on for everyone.

Sunday, May 1 - Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy - Registration is open for the next session for the Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy. This FREE job skills class is open to students ages 15-18. For more information visit: www.cityofpalmdale.org/youth

Sunday, May 1, Sunday, May 15 and Sunday, May 29 – Dungeons and Dragons, Palmdale City Library, 2 to 4 pm. A free Dungeons and Dragons ongoing session, always looking for new characters.

Monday, May 2 – TED Talks, Palmdale City Library, 6:00 pm. Free screenings of fascinating TED talks on a variety of topics.

Thursday, May 5 - Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Legacy Commons - To be held during lunchtime in the dining room 11 am – 12 noon.

Saturday, May 7 – Book Festival/ARTown, Legacy Park and Legacy Commons, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. A celebration of literature and art, with crafts, book signings from over 20 authors, art displays, books for sale, and a Do-It-Yourself Shakespeare stage.

Saturday, May 7 – Notary Service, Palmdale City Library, 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Free notary service for the public courtesy of a local volunteer. Limit two documents per person, please.

Saturday, May 7 – “Keep Your Home California Workshop, Tumbleweed Neighborhood House, 1129 E. Ave. R-4, 9 am to 12 noon. Workshops will provide info for those facing foreclosure and “First Time Homebuyer” workshops for those interested in government programs to purchase their own home. Info: 661/526-4013.

Saturday, May 7 – “Keep Your Home California Workshop, Yucca Neighborhood House, 503 E. Ave. Q-3, 9 am to 12 noon. Workshops will provide info for those facing foreclosure and “First Time Homebuyer” workshops for those interested in government programs to purchase their own home. Info: 661/526-4013.

Sunday, May 8 – Fandomverse Expo, Palmdale City Library, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Celebrate geekdom and fandom with people who love video games, comics and TV shows as much as you.

Monday, May 9 – Annual Mother’s Day Tea, Legacy Commons, 1 pm in dining room.

Monday, May 9 – Senior Candidate Debate, Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzinita Ballroom, 1 to 3 pm.

Monday, May 9 – Storycrafter’s Club, Palmdale City Library, 4 to 5 pm. A special craft and story club for ages 5-9 with a new theme each month.

Tuesday, May 10 – ThinkShop, Palmdale City Library, 5:00 to 6:30 pm. A STEM-based program exploring the way the world works for ages 5-10.

Wednesday, May 11 and 25 - City of Palmdale’s Sister City Committee – Chimbole Cultural Center, 6 pm. The committee’s mission is to promote the cultural exchange program between the Palmdale Sister City members and the City of Poncitlán Sister City members, as established by the U.S./Mexico Sister City Program, thorough friendship, fundraising and membership. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more information regarding the Palmdale Sister City membership, e-mail palmdalesistercity@gmail.com or attend a meeting.

Thursday, May 12 – Congressional Candidate Meet & Greet, Chimbole Cultural Center, 6 to 9 pm. The Library’s crochet and knit club, where people can share their ideas with fellow yarn enthusiasts.

Thursday, May 12 – Spin a Yarn, Palmdale City Library, 5:30 to 7 pm. The Library’s crochet and knit club, where people can share their ideas with fellow yarn enthusiasts.

Friday, May 13 – Senior Candidate Debate, Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzinita Ballroom, 1 to 3 pm.

Saturday, May 14 – Warford Walk for Wellness, Domenic Massari Park. Registration begins at 8 am.

Saturday, May 14 – “Keep Your Home California Workshop, Manzanita Neighborhood House, 38627 32nd St. E., 9 am to 12 noon. Workshops will provide info for those facing foreclosure and “First Time Homebuyer” workshops for those interested in government programs to purchase their own home. Info: 661/526-4013.

Saturday, May 14 – Yoga, Palmdale City Library, 1 pm. A free session with the Yoga Roots for ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Saturday, May 14 – Gibson Music Studio Spring Concert, Palmdale Playhouse, 3 pm.

Saturday, May 14 - Stamp Out Hunger, SAVES 1002 East Avenue Q-12. Check in 3:30 pm; project 4 - 7 pm. Volunteers will work together with the letter carriers of the US Postal Service to process donations from the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Sunday, May 15 – Used Oil Filter Exchange Event, O’Reilly Auto Parts 1210 E. Palmdale Blvd. 9 am – 5 pm. This event is funded from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Residents must bring a used oil filter to the store to receive a new FREE oil filter (not to exceed $15) on May 15 only. Limited to filters carried by O’Reilly Auto Parts and subject to stock on hand.

Tuesday, May 17 – African-American Book Club, Palmdale City Library, 6:45 pm. All adults welcome. Discussion of a new title by African-American authors each month.

Wednesday, May 18 – Mystery Book Club, Chimbole Cultural Center, 7 pm. A new mystery title to discuss each month.

Thursday, May 19 – LEGO Night, Palmdale City Library, 5 to 6 pm and 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Join us for fun LEGO competitions and build your own masterpiece. Registration required, two sessions are available.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 13, 14 & 15 – Palmdale Repertory Theatre presents “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Palmdale Playhouse, 8 pm Fri. & Sat, 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playhouse

Saturday, May 21 – AV YouthBuild 5K, Desert Sands Park, 8 am.

Saturday, May 21 – Manga Club, Palmdale City Library, 3 to 5 pm. Share your love of manga and anime with other teens. Ages 12-18.

Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, May 28 – Performance Workshop, Palmdale City Library, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Learn what performance is all about and bring out your inner performer in this innovative new program for teens and adults.

Monday, May 23 – Classics Book Club, Palmdale City Library, 7 pm. Catch up on the world’s great literature with a new title every month.

Tuesday May 24 – Guidance Charter School presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Palmdale Playhouse, 6 pm.

Thursday, May 26 – Annual Fitness Walk, Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 8:30 – 10 am.

Thursday, May 26 – Pajama Storytime, Desert Sands Park Recreation Center, Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center, 5:30 pm. A special bedtime Storytime for kids ages 2-5. Pajamas encouraged.

Friday, May 27 – Tiny Tot Graduation Ceremonies, Palmdale City Library, 5:30 pm. A special bedtime Storytime for kids ages 2-5. Pajamas encouraged.

Saturday, May 28 – The Palmdale Aerospace Academy Graduation, Palmdale Amphitheater, 10 am. Admission by invitation or ticket only.

Saturday, May 28 – DryTown Water Park Season Opening, 11 am. Tickets available at www.drytownwaterpark.com.

Saturday, May 28 – West Coast Classical presents “An Evening of Jazz,” Palmdale Playhouse, 7:30 pm. Tickets available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playhouse.

Tuesday, May 31 –“School Day at Dry Town Water Park, 9 am – 4 pm. Open for school field trips.

Tuesday, May 31 – Books and Barks, Palmdale City Library, 3:30 to 5 pm. Build your kids’ reading skills by letting them read to friendly, non-judgmental dogs in one of our most popular events.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 5Klicks to Home 5K Run / Walk, Marie Kerr Park, 8 am. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Palmdale West in support of Operation All The Way Home. Visit www.operationallthewayhome.com for more information and to register. Individuals $30, active & retired military $25, students $25. Please join us in this effort to support and honor our local military men and women!

Palmdale City Library Techmobile Schedule

(weather permitting)

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

ONGOING:

Palmdale City Library Techmobile Schedule

(weather permitting)

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

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 .

FACILITY LOCATIONS:

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.

Desert Sands Recreation Center

39117 3rd St. East Palmdale, CA 93550

Domenic Massari Park 37716 55th St. East Palmdale, CA 93552

Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center

2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Palmdale, CA 93551

Palmdale Amphitheater 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard Palmdale, California 93551

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 Oasis Recreation Center

3850 Ave. S Palmdale, CA 93552

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

Palmdale Playhouse

38334 10th Street East Palmdale, CA 93550 661/267-5684

Tickets for Palmdale Playhouse events 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

Via Palmdale Press Release