City of Palmdale Hosted Events & Programs for May
Monthly roundup of upcoming events to add to your calendar. To find out what’s happening in the City of Palmdale.
Note: dates and times are subject to change. Listings of the numerous sports, aquatics, health & fitness, education, after school programs, and active seniors programs in May can be found in the Palmdale Magazine, available online at
SCHEDULE: Palmdale City Library Wednesday, May 1 Midweek Movies, 5:30 pm. Inside Out (PG) Free admission, open to all ages. Saturday, May 4 Chess for All, 10:30 am. Freeplay sessions for new and experienced players, chess sets are provided. Free admission, open to all ages. Monday, May 6 Kindness Rocks, 4 pm. Bringing the community together to spread kindness by painting rocks for others to find. Paint and rocks are provided. Free admission, open to all ages. Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Legal Aid for Low Income Individuals, 3 to 6 pm. Services provided by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles by appointment only. Call the library at 267-5600 to schedule. Wednesday, May 8 Midweek Movies, 5:30 pm. Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13). Free admission, open to all ages. Friday, May 10 & 24 Draw / Create, 2 pm. For all ages. Flex your artistic muscles and unleash your creativity as you paint/draw lighthouses with Juanita McWilliams. Tuesday, May 14 Coffee & Coloring for Adults, 10 am. We provide the coffee and coloring supplies, you provide the conversation and creativity. STEAM Thinkshop, 4 pm. Ages 5 to 11. Enjoy activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics in a “hands on” environment. Wednesday, May 15 Midweek Movies, 5:30 pm. Creed 2 (PG-13). Free admission, open to all ages. Mystery Book Club, 7 pm. A new mystery title to discuss each month. Thursday, May 16 Young Americans, 4:30 pm. Civics based discussion group for ages 13-19. Saturday, May 18 Chess for All, 10:30 pm. Free play sessions for new and experienced players, chess sets are provided. Free admission, open to all ages. Monday, May 20 Classics Book Club, Palmdale City Library, 7 pm. With a new title each month. Tuesday, May 21 WiiU Freeplay, 4 pm. Wii U events are held in the library activity room the third Tuesday of every month. Games and controllers are provided. Open to all ages. African-American Authors Book Club, 6:45 pm. All adults welcome. Discussion of a new title by African-American authors each month. Wednesday, May 22 Midweek Movies, 5:30 pm. The Young Victoria (PG). Free admission, open to all ages. Thursday, May 23 Yoga, 6 pm. Free yoga class presented by The Yoga Roots. Ages 16 and up. Tuesday, May 28 Preschool Storytime, 1 pm. Ages 3–5 with Miss Shakeena. Books and Barks, 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. Wednesday, May 29 Toddler Storytime, 9:15 and 10:15 am (2 sessions) with Miss Shakeena. Ages 12-36 months. Midweek Movies, 5:30 pm. Robin Hood (PG-13). Free admission, open to all ages. Friday, May 31 Bilingual Storytime, 10 am. All ages, with Miss Maria At the Parks Wednesday, May 1, 8, 22,& 29- Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Puzzle Wednesdays, 5 to 7:30 pm. Improve your vocabulary and logical thinking as you play select word games and puzzles, such as Scrabble, Boggle, or crossword and word search puzzles. Think you can out smart your friends? Ages 8+. Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Maker Thursdays, 5 to 7 pm. Hands on and creative ways for kids to invent, play, design, and explore. Ages 8+. Friday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31- Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Friendship Fridays, 5 to 7:30 pm. Create your own designs as fuse beads, lanyards, or friendship bracelets offer endless ideas and patterns. Rather play a board game, various games available for friends to check out and engage in friendly competitions. All ages welcome. Sunday, May 5, 12, 19 & 26- Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Space Sundays – 10 am to 2 pm. Do you dream about space? Stop by the park office for inspirational crafting themed about our universe. All ages welcome. Monday, May 6, 13, 20 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Magic Mondays, 5 to 7:30 pm. Simple, fun tricks will be demonstrated from park staff. Designed for children, but all ages welcome. Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21, & 28 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Painters Tuesday, 5 to 7 pm. Free paint time for all ages. Patrons will explore art through various projects. See park staff for upcoming planned activities. All ages welcome. Saturday, May 11, 18, & 25 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Scrapping Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm. Interested in creating a scrapbook page? Park staff will offer basic supplies to create fun shapes and designs. Patrons are encouraged to bring pictures for their pages. Ages 8+. Free. Saturday, May 11- Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Mother’s Day Celebration- 1 to 3 pm. Let’s dance, craft, and have some fun! Come make a craft for that special someone. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. All ages welcome. Monday, May 27- Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr Field Day, 11am to 3pm. Come join us for a day of games, sports, and fun! At SAVES Tuesday, May 7 & 21 Legal Clinic with Neighborhood Legal Services, 9 am to 12 pm at SAVES, 1002 E Ave Q-12. The NLS team provides free assistance to individuals and families dealing with Reentry; clear your adult criminal record; fix errors on background reports; if your professional license is denied or revoked; understand your employment rights and new Fair Chance Hirining Laws. Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-870-0732 to make an appointment or speak with an in-take advocate. Saturday, May 11 Stamp Out Hunger Part 1, Shift One: 3 to 6 pm; Shift Two: 4:30 to 7:30 pm (Volunteer Registration begins at 30 minutes prior to shift). Partner with local letter carriers for the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Food assists local families in need. Community Partner: United States Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger. To Pre-Register: www.cityofpalmdale.org/engaged all participants must complete a Release of Liability at the event, minor volunteers must have release of liability signed by parent/guardian, youth 15 years old and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Verification of service hours available for students. Tuesday, May 14 Legal Clinic with Neighborhood Legal Services, 9 am to 12 pm at SAVES, 1002 E Ave Q-12. The NLS team provides free assistance to individuals and families dealing with fair housing, eviction or homelessness, problems with your landlord, Section 8 issues, rent increases and unsafe living conditions. Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-433-6251 to make an appointment or speak with an in-take advocate. Thursday, May 16 Free Housing Rights Clinic, SAVES, 1 to 4 pm. Opportunity for residents to ask questions about fair housing laws, illegal practices, and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. Info: 800/477-5977 or Neighborhood Services 661/267-5126, you can also visit www.housingrightscenter.org. Saturday, May 18 Stamp Out Hunger Part 2, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Volunteer Registration begins at 8:30 am). Help SAVES process donations from the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for community distribution. To Pre-Register: www.cityofpalmdale.org/engaged all participants must complete a Release of Liability at the event, minor volunteers must have release of liability signed by parent/guardian, youth 15 years old and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Verification of service hours available for students. Chimbole Cultural Center Wednesday, May 1 Friends of the Library Meeting, Chimbole Cultural Center, 4 pm. An organization devoted to helping support the Library. Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 Al-Anon High Nooners Meeting, 12:15 to 1:45 pm. The Alanon Meetings are every Tuesday, except holidays and the days in December-January when the Chimbole Cultural Center is closed. For more information please call Jean at 661/947-7615. Public Safety Wednesday, May 1 Coffee with a Cop, 9 am. Join your neighbors and deputies for free coffee and conversation at the McDonald’s located at 2427 E Avenue S. Info: 661/272-2587. Palmdale Playhouse (www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com) May 1 – August 1 Generations – Juried Art Competition, Legacy Commons and the Palmdale Playhouse announce a call for artist of all ages to participate in a juried art contest. Beginning May 1, visit www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com to view contest rules, exhibit requirements, and submit an application online. Thursday, May 2 A Journey of Discovery, Art exhibit by Ramon Ramirez. Reception will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Saturday May 4 An Evening of Jazz, 7:30 pm. West Coast Classical proudly presents an evening of jazz paying tribute to the famous families of jazz. Ticket are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, military, and ages 12 and under. Tickets available at www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com. May 9 and 10 The 4th Annual Multicultural Celebration of Promise 7 pm. An evening of lively multicultural music and dance performed by PSD students. Tickets are $10 and are at www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com. Saturday, May 11 Fine Art Workshop- Watching the Rising Sun 9 am to 12 pm. If you have little or no painting experience, this workshop is for you. Instructor Marco Aguilar. Fee $20, space is limited. Tickets available at www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com. Saturday, May 18 Tri Valley Arts and Palmdale Theatre Dance presents By The Sea 6 pm. Students will present a lively and energetic dance performance of classical, ballet, modern, jazz hip hop and rhythm tap choreographed to “Seaside Rendezvous” by Queen, “SOS” by Rihanna and music by Bruno Coulais from the motion picture Song of the Sea. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, military, and ages 12 and under. Tickets available at www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com. Public Meetings Tuesday, May 7 Palmdale City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 7 pm. Thursday, May 9 Palmdale Planning Commission Meeting, Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 7 pm. Tuesday, May 14 Board of Library Trustee Meeting, Administration, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 5:30 pm. Monday, May 20 PRWA, Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 7 pm. Legacy Commons Tuesday, May 14 Mother’s Day Garden Tea Party, 10 am to 12 pm. For information call 661/267-5904. Tuesday, May 21 Parkinson’s Group Meeting, 9:45 to 11:45 am. For information call 661/267-5904. Wednesday, May 22 Diabetes Group Meeting, 9 am. For information call 661/267-5904. Thursday, May 23 Fitness Walk, 8 to 10 am. For information call 661/267-5904. Community Programs Saturday, May 4 Community Cleanup: Old Harold Road “Season of Service” continues with a cleanup event at Old Harold Road. Meet up and registration site will at Barrel Springs Equestrian Arena (Sierra Hwy and Barrel Springs Road). Registration begins at 8 am, event begins at 8:30 am. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and rakes. Saturday, May 11 Free Shredding Services for Palmdale Residents, 10 am to 1 pm. Document destruction services are available to City of Palmdale residents every second Saturday of the month at the Palmdale Landfill, 1200 W. City Ranch Rd. For more information call 661/267-5300. ONGOING: Recruiting Now – Girl Scouts, City of Palmdale Neighborhood Houses. The Girl Scouts are now meeting once a week at three of the City’s Neighborhood Houses: Yucca NH, 503 E. Avenue Q3, 267-5052; Tumbleweed NH, 1129 E. Avenue R4, 267-5901; and Manzanita NH, 38627 32nd St. East, 267-5911. Call your local Neighborhood House for day and time. Palmdale City Library Techmobile Schedule (weather permitting) Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm - Anaverde Park School Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm - Hammack Center 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 12-6 pm Tuesday 12-6 pm Wednesday 8 am-10 pm Thursday 8 am-6 pm Friday 12-6 pm Saturday and Sunday by reservation only. Courson Park 38226 10th St. East Palmdale, CA 93550 Domenic Massari Park 37716 55th St. East Palmdale, CA 93552 661-267-5593 DryTown Water Park 3850 Ave. S Palmdale, CA 93552 www.DryTownWaterPark.com 661/267-6161 Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Palmdale, CA 93551 661-267-6145 Marie Kerr Park Community Building 39700 30th Street West Palmdale, CA 93551 661-267-5675 Palmdale Amphitheater 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard Palmdale, California 93551 www.PalmdaleAmphitheater.com 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 1-5 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 pm (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.PalmdalePlayhouse.com, or at the box office beginning two hours before each show, 38334 10th St. East. For more information, please call 661/267-5684. Yellen Dog Park 5100 East Ave. S Palmdale, CA 93552 661/267-5611