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Posted on: December 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Photo/Story Ops: City Hosted Events & Programs for December

WHAT:           Programs and events hosted by the City of Palmdale


WHEN:           December 2019


WHERE:        Various locations


INFO:              For media inquiries or passes, contact Communications Manager John Mlynar at 661/267-5112 or by email: jmlynar@cityofpalmdale.org  Note: dates and times are subject to change.  Listings of the numerous sports, aquatics, health & fitness, education, and active seniors programs in December can be found at www.PlayPalmdale.com


SCHEDULE:

 

Palmdale City Library

Monday, December 2 

Kindness Rocks4 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.


Anxiety Symptoms and Treatment6:30 pm. Presented by LA County Mental Health. Presentacion en Español.

 

Tuesday, December 3, 10 & 17

Preschool Storytime, 1 pm. Ages 3–5 with Miss Shay.

 

Legal Aid for Low Income Individuals3 to 6 pm. Services provided by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles by appointment only. Call the library at 267-5600 to schedule.


Tuesday, December 3

Winter Craft, 6:30 pm. Holiday lantern craft for adults.


Wednesday, December 4, 11 & 18

Holiday Party, 1 pm. Join for music, refreshments, crafts, and a visit from Santa.


Wednesday, December 4

Midweek Movies5:30 pm. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), rated PG. Free admission, open to all ages.



Thursday, December 5 & 12

Teen Geek Club4:30 pm. A safe space to geek out about your favorite things! Ages 12-17.

 

Friday, December 6, 13 & 20

Bilingual Storytime, 10 am. All ages, with Miss Maria.

 

Friday, December 6

Paint, Draw, Create, 2 pm. Art class for all ages with Juanita McWilliams. Flex your artistic muscles and unleash your creativity as we paint/draw spring. All ages welcome.

 

Saturday, December 7, 14 & 21 

Baby & Me Lapsit9:30 am. Ages 0-18 months.

 

Saturday, December 7

Holistic Poetry3 pm. Join us in discovering and examining who we are in mind, body, and spirit through the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry. Participants are encouraged to bring their own works and the works of their favorite authors to share! Program led by local poet Lida Abramiam.


Monday, December 9

A Very Harry Potter Holiday, 4 pm. All ages join us for Harry Potter themed holiday crafts and activities. Costumes Welcome.


Tuesday, December 10

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, December 11

Midweek Movies5:30 pm. Home Alone (1990), rated PG. Free admission, open to all ages.


Thursday, December 12

Perler Beads4 pm. This program allows teens to create nerdy designs and patterns using melty beads.


Monday, December 16 

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

 

Tuesday, December 17

Wii U Tournament, 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Come play video games at your local library. Open to all.


Wednesday, December 18

Midweek Movies5:30 pm. Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas & A Charlie Brown Christmas. Free admission, open to all ages.


Mystery Book Club, 7 pm. A new mystery title to discuss each month.


 

December 23, 26, 27 & 28

Winter MovieFest1 pm. 12/23 Elf (2003) PG. 12/26 A Christmas Story (1983) PG. 12/27 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) PG. 12/28 The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) G. Free admission, open to all ages.


December 24, 25, & 31

Library Closeddue to the Holidays.


At the Parks 

Sunday, December 1, 8, 15, & 22 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr

Sports Day! – 10 am-12 pm. Bring your family and friends out to the park for some football, kickball, tennis or others! Select equipment available for check out, see park staff for details. All ages welcome.


Monday, December 2, 9, & 16  - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr                          

Musical Mondays – 4-6:30 pm. Relax at the park while listening to the tunes of the holiday. Check out a game or play caroms with staff.  All ages welcome.

 

Tuesday, December 3, 10, & 17- Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr

Frozen Tuesdays, 4-6:30 pm. Families are welcome to come celebrate the holiday with fun themed crafts and activities, such as snowflakes, snowballs and snow families. All Ages

 

Wednesday, December 4, 11, & 18 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr

Free Play, 4-6:30 pm.  Patrons have the chance to have some fun with our equipment, lawn games and different activities that aren’t frequently out in the parks. All ages welcome.

 

Thursday, December 5 & 19  - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr

Throwback Thursdays4-6:30 pm. Travel back in time to the 70s, 80s, or 90s! Activities based on decade iconic art. See park staff for upcoming planned activities. All ages welcome.

 

Friday, December 6, 13, & 20 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr

Warm Up Fridays, 4-6:30 pm. Stop on by to see what we have mastered for the cold season ahead, and join us for fun obstacle courses on our playground, family friendly competitions, volleyball games, and around the world basketball games.


Saturday, December 7 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr

Family Holiday Craft Workshop10 am– 12 pm.  Free DIY craft for all to design individually or as a family.  Wrapping paper will be available to wrap craft creations if desired. All ages. #SeasonOfGiving #ParksMakeLifeBetter #CityOfPalmdale


Friday, December 13 – Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Airpark Winter Holiday4 pm.  Enjoy your favorite aircraft aglow in holiday lights.  Wander the trails while listening to the sounds of holiday music.  Bring the whole family for a night to remember!


Saturday, December 14 & 21 - Domenic Massari & Marie Kerr

Ugly Sweater Saturdays, 9:30 am- 4:30 pm. Wear your ugly sweaters to the park!  Or just stop by to design smaller, crafty ugly sweaters to hang around your house as deco.  Park staff will offer craft supplies to DIY ugly sweaters.  Ages 5+


Saturday, December 14 – Marie Kerr & Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center

Holiday Cookie Decorating10 am– 12 pm. Come join us for family holiday fun! Recreation staff will host free holiday cookie decorating and a free hot chocolate bar. Patrons can also make a holiday craft. Share your decorations with us! Ages 5+ #CookieDecorating #CityofPalmdale


December 23 - 31

Park offices will be closed for the Holidays.

 

At SAVES

Tuesday, December 3 & 17 

Housing Rights Legal Clinic NLSLA, 9 am to 12 pm at SAVES, 1002 E Ave Q-12.  The NLSLA 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 Hiring Laws. Free Legal Help for homeowners & tenants; issues with fair housing, eviction or homelessness, 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, December 19 

Free Housing Rights Clinic by HRC, 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.


Chimbole Cultural Center

Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17
Al-Anon High Nooners Meeting, 12:15 to 1:45 pm. The Al-Anon 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.

 

Wednesday, December 4 
Friends of the Library Meeting4 pm. An organization devoted to helping support the Library.


Wednesday, December 11
Association of Sister Cities of Palmdale 6pm.  Join the Sister City Family by attending meetings; participate in events and fundraisers to continue the relationship with the City of Poncitlan.  Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

 

Public Safety

Wednesday, December 4

Coffee with a Cop9 am. Join your neighbors and deputies for free coffee and conversation at the Palmdale School District located at 39139 10th St. East in Palmdale. Info: 661/272-2587.


Palmdale Playhouse (www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com)

Tuesday, December 3, 10 & 17

Santa’s Wonderland, 3 to 7 pm.  Delight in the magic of the holiday season! Santa’s sleigh is parked in the lobby so he can visit with young and old alike. Relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!  Free admission, picture with Santa $5.


Thursday, December 5, 12 & 19

Santa’s Wonderland, 10 am to 2 pm.  Delight in the magic of the holiday season! Santa’s sleigh is parked in the lobby so he can visit with young and old alike. Relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!  Free admission, picture with Santa $5.


Thursday, December 5

Fine Art Workshop – Winter Sundown, 6 pm.  If you have little or no painting experience, these workshops are for you! Learn how to paint using acrylics with Certified Grumbacher Paint Instructor Marco Aguilar. Students will leave with a finished painting they created. Register at www.PalmdalePlayHouse.com $25 per class.

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Saturday, December 7

Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee2 pm.  Get ready to celebrate New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas like never before! Charles Phoenix super charges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud extravaganza of America’s favorite seasonal traditions.  Tickets $20 at www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com.


Sunday, December 8

The Nutcracker Princess, 2 pm and 7 pm.   When Grandfather Drosselmeyer spins a fantastical tale about adventures with the Nutcracker Princess, cousins Marie and Clara find themselves swept into a raging battle between the Nutcracker Princess and her nemesis, the Queen of the Mice. A new take on the age-old ballet.  Tickets $12/adults, $10 seniors, students, military, and 12 & under.


Saturday, December 14

Singalong With Santa, 2 pm and 7 pm.  Santa returns with his elves Figgy, Sugar Plum, Jingle and Jangle. Kids can handcraft holiday keepsakes and pen letters to Santa before the show.  Then, join Santa and his crew for an interactive performance. Tickets $6 includes Souvenir Songbook and use during the show.


Sunday, December 15

Santa’s Wonderland, 2 to 6 pm.  Delight in the magic of the holiday season! Santa’s sleigh is parked in the lobby so he can visit with young and old alike. Relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!  Free admission, picture with Santa $5.


Thursday, December 19

Fine Art Workshop – Winter Cabin, 6 pm.  If you have little or no painting experience, these workshops are for you! Learn how to paint using acrylics with Certified Grumbacher Paint Instructor Marco Aguilar. Students will leave with a finished painting they created. Register at PalmdalePlayHouse.com $25 per class.


Friday, December 20

Making Spirits Bright, 7:30 pm.   Don’t miss this joyous family-friendly program filled with your favorite holiday music. West Coast Classical Jazz Improvisation closes the concert with a Jazzy Christmas sound that will have your toes tapping! Tickets $15/adults, $10 seniors, students, military, and 12 & under.


Saturday, December 21

Sounds of the Holidays with special guest The Sunday Night Singers, 7:30 pm.   Enjoy a concert full of holiday spirit featuring the distinctive melodies and rhythms of Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. The holidays are the perfect time to create musical memories together!  Tickets $17/adults, $12 seniors, students, military, and 12 & under.


Sunday, December 22

Sounds of the Holidays with special guest The Sunday Night Singers, 2 pm.   Enjoy a concert full of holiday spirit featuring the distinctive melodies and rhythms of Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. The holidays are the perfect time to create musical memories together!  Tickets $17/adults, $12 seniors, students, military, and 12 & under.



Public Meetings

Tuesday, December 3 

Palmdale City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 7 pm.


Thursday, December 12

Palmdale Planning Commission Meeting, Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 7 pm.

 

Tuesday, December 10

Board of Library Trustee Meeting, Administration, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 5:30 pm.

 

Monday, December 16

PRWA, Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. 7 pm.


Tuesday, December 17

General Plan, join this council workshop at Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy Suite B. at 7 pm.


Public Works

Saturday, December 7 & 21 

Electronic Waste & Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), 9 am to 3 pm.  E-Waste and HHW Events are on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Residents can bring paint, oil, pesticides, chemicals, E-waste, TVs, batteries, light bulbs, etc. Visit 888CleanLA.com or call (888) CLEAN LA for more information.


Legacy Commons for Active Seniors

Friday, December 20 

Legacy Commons Holiday Party, 1 to 4 pm. For information call 661/267-5904.

 

Tuesday, December 17

Parkinson’s Group Meeting, 9:45 to 11:45 am.  For information call 661/267-5904.

 

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 



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