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Lancaster City Council to Cast Vote Tuesday On Proposed Materials Recovery and Conversion Facility Development Agreement

Lancaster City Council to Cast Vote Tuesday On Proposed Materials Recovery and Conversion Facility Development Agreement

The Lancaster City Council will vote next Tuesday regarding an agreement with Ecolution, an advanced solid waste separation and renewable energy developer, for the development of a Materials Recovery and Conversion Facility (MRF) in the City of Lancaster

“The City of Lancaster stands to be the first Net-Zero City in America,” says Mayor R. Rex Parris. More

 
Sugar Ray Leonard to Become 閃ain Event’ on the Antelope Valley’s Board of Trade 腺usiness Outlook Conference’ Card

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard will replace NBA Basketball Star Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the keynote speaker for the Business Outlook Conference. The Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s 40th annual conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, at the Poppy Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. More

 
Enjoy One Night of Queen at Lancaster Performing Arts Center Friday, February 24

Come celebrate the music of the legendary rock band Queen as the Lancaster Performing Arts Center presents One Night of Queen on Friday, February 24. This live tribute concert, as performed by Gary Mullen & The Works, is recognized worldwide for perfectly capturing the spirit and style ofFreddie Mercury. One Night of Queen recreates the excitement and atmosphere of a live Queen concert. More

 
Visiting Artists at Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park

Visit the Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park on Saturday, February 11, 2012, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., to meet American Indian artists Raven Magpie Rivera and John Rivera. The Riveras will demonstrate jewelry making and other traditional arts. They will also answer questions about their regalia (traditional clothing) and culture. More

 
 

Events
 
2/14/2012 5:00 PM 
City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting 

2/16/2012 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
BLVD Farmers’ Market 

2/21/2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Meeting


Lancaster‘s Del Sur School to be Featured in Nationally Broadcast PBS Documentary
 
On Monday, February 13 at 10:30 p.m., local PBS stations across the country will air Not In Our Town: Class Actions. The half-hour documentary highlights the efforts of Del Sur counselor Lauri Massari, along with two other cities. Lancasterresidents may tune-in to their local PBS channel KOCE, which can be found on Time Warner Cable’s PBS channels 408 (HD) and 240 (Standard Definition). More

 
“Dancing with the AV Stars” 

HDMG Hosts 2nd Annual Basketball Follies

Local Happenings:
 
“Fight the Bite” Poster Contest for 5th & 6th Graders 

Casino Royale March 24 Presented by the Antelope Booster Club 

Sleep Disorders Seminar Feb. 21

 

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February 16, 2012 Posted by | Lancaster BLVD event | Leave a comment

City of Lancaster to Begin Offering Farmers’ Markets on The BLVD this Thursday

The City of Lancaster announced today that The BLVD will now feature a weekly Farmers’ Market on Thursdays.  In partnership with Raw Inspiration, a non-profit operator for California Certified Farmers’ Markets, the City is offering citizens yet another way to live healthier and be proactive about personal wellness.

 

“I cannot stress enough how important it is for our citizens to have access to fresh and affordable healthy foods,” stated Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The addition of this farmers’ market on The BLVD gives everyone an opportunity to support local vendors, while making health-smart purchasing decisions.  Conveniently located in the downtown area, this market will attract both residents and the business community.”

 

Beginning this Thursday, July 14th, and continuing every Thursday thereafter from 3pm to 8pm, the farmers’ market will take place on The BLVD between Date and Ehrlich.  Fresh in-season produce and fruit will be available, as well as organic and prepared foods; arts and crafts; and flowers.  In accordance with the City Council’s initiative to create a more health-conscious community, the farmers’ market is geared toward educating adults and children on how to improve their eating habits, fight obesity, practice proper nutrition, engage in an active lifestyle, and enhance overall well-being.

 

“Farmers’ markets are popular because they offer a wide variety of top-quality goods at low direct-sale prices,” said Lancaster Director of Parks, Recreation and Arts Bob Greene.  “We wanted to partner with an experienced, reputable management company who will screen all vendors based upon high-quality, affordable products.  Raw Inspiration fits these criteria, adding us as their 20th market location.”

 

Raw Inspiration’s mission is to educate children and adults on the importance of a healthy diet, especially the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily. To accomplish this mission, they have set up a program where growers can distribute their produce at neighborhood farmers’ markets.

 

“We are always eager to partner with like-minded organizations who understand the significance of growing a healthy happy community. Conceptually, a farmers’ market has always been our hope for The BLVD, and we look forward to this new venture,” added Mayor Parris. This is only the beginning of a local staple we plan to grow continuously. We encourage everyone to come out and support our new weekly market.


July 14, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley, BLVD, blvd events, blvd today, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Team Good Life Bake Sale

Team Good Life Cooks/Bakers is participating in Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale On Thursday July 14th and Saturday July 16th. The bake sale is our way to help raise money for this great organization whos’ mission it is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. 

Our bake sale will feature a variety of delicious baked goods, Our Menu will include:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Brownies
Lemon Bars
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Lavender Scones and Lemon Curd
Lemonade and Water
And so much more 

We will also have a raffle that will have lots of fun things to win. Remember that all the proceeds from the sale will be made as a donation to the Share Our Strength Organization. This is not just about great food its also a great purpose. So come and enjoy our bake sale and support the cause at the same time!

 

For more information

 

July 14, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley Events, BLVD, blvd events, City of Lancater, City of Palmdale, Lancaster blvd, Lancaster BLVD event | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series

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One part dancing, two parts music, delicious food, and a whole lot of outdoor fun is the recipe that makes the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series the best way to welcome the arrival of summer to the Antelope Valley. On Thursday, June 16th, the City of Lancaster will kick off the Summer Concert Series with “A Night of Wine & Music” in Downtown Lancaster.

“People have been visiting downtown Lancaster for more than a century,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Today, retail outlets, professional services, and fine restaurants continue to make downtown a natural gathering spot. On Thursday, the City is providing yet another reason to make the trip, as patrons can spend a warm summer night enjoying great music, sampling wonderful wines, and feasting on our many downtown delights.”

Pair the musical sounds with a wine tasting hosted on the bar patio or bring your own lawn chair to just relax and enjoy the music. Local restaurant favorites, including the Lemon Leaf Café and Bex Bar and Grill,  will provide tasty meals on the go which can be enjoyed as you listen to the evening’s entertainment.

“We are very pleased to be in a partnership with the City of Lancaster.  The inaugural season of the Sierra Toyota Concert Series promises to bring great entertainment downtown. This is an exciting opportunity to promote Sierra Toyota as a premier auto sales facility in the Antelope Valley and to meet our customers in a relaxed and festive environment,” said Paul Ondo, General Manager, Sierra Toyota Scion of Lancaster.

                Meet at the Bandstand throughout the summer to enjoy the sounds of local favorites, including Wild Side performing on July 14th; the Queen Nation Tribute Band on July 21st; and the Runaway Train Band who will close out the concert series on August 18th.

For more information about the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series, please contact the City of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Department at (661)723-6077.

July 14, 2011 Posted by | BLVD, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event, lancaster blvd fun, lancaster blvd music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Plays, Music, Games and More! This Weeks Events on the BLVD!

TUESDAY

Warhammer 40K @ Battlegrounds

WhenTue, March 15, 6pm – 9pm
Where755 W Lancaster Blvd Lancaster, CA (map)
DescriptionRound 3 of 3 rounds 1500 point Army Battlegrounds Phone: 661-951-3839
 

The Aluminum Show

WhenTue, March 15, 7pm – 9pm
WhereLancaster Performing Arts Center 750 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
Description http://lpac.org/ The Aluminum Show is a stimulating tour de force that combines movement, dance, visual theater and plenty of humor. In this show, talented dancers and actors breathe life into aluminum-tone industrial materials to tell the story of a young machine determined to reunite with its parents. During its travels through a futuristic world ruled by bizarre technology, it finds adventure, excitement and even a human friend, who does whatever it takes to get it back home in one piece.
The Aluminum Show
WEDNESDAY

Lancaster Library Writers’ Group

WhenWed, March 16, 12pm – 2pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionDo you write essays, poetry, short stories, whole novels, or even technical reports? If you do, come share your work and receive helpful suggestions from fellow writers. All skill levels welcome, just bring up to three double-spaced pages to the library’s Literacy Center.�

Teen Book Club 

WhenWed, March 16, 4pm – 5pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionTeens read a book and share it with this fun group!
 

 

Dungeons and Dragons Encounters @ Battlegrounds

WhenWed, March 16, 5pm – 9pm
Where755 W Lancaster Blvd Lancaster, CA (map)
DescriptionSessions are at 5:00pm and 7:00pm each session lasts about 2 hours. Currently looking for Dungeon Masters for additional sessions Battlegrounds
 

The Aluminum Show

WhenWed, March 16, 7pm – 9pm
WhereLancaster Performing Arts Center 750 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
Descriptionhttp://lpac.org/ The Aluminum Show is a stimulating tour de force that combines movement, dance, visual theater and plenty of humor. In this show, talented dancers and actors breathe life into aluminum-tone industrial materials to tell the story of a young machine determined to reunite with its parents. During its travels through a futuristic world ruled by bizarre technology, it finds adventure, excitement and even a human friend, who does whatever it takes to get it back home in one piece.
The Aluminum Show

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!

http://blvdtoday.com Come for a night of classic rock music, free wifi, and $1 gourmet coffee.Enjoy our records or bring your own LP’s and we’ll play some of your favorite tracks! Every Wednesday Night!
When
Wed Mar 16 7:30pm – 10:30pm Pacific Time
Where
749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)

THURSDAY

Checkmate Chess Club

Join chess coach Ms. Daa for the Checkmate Chess Club — All ages and skill-levels are welcome to learn and play the wonderful game of chess in a supportive environment.
When
Thu Mar 17 3:30pm – 5pm Pacific Time
Where
601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)

Mayde in Ireland is hosted by Bex

WhenThu, March 17, 5pm – Fri, March 18, 12am
Where706 W. Lancaster Blvd (map)
DescriptionCome out and have some very good food, drink and merriment at Bex. Mayde in Ireland will do some live music and fun will be everywhere!

Author Event: Zoe Sharp 

WhenThu, March 17, 6pm – 7pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)

Description

Author Event: Zoë Sharp

zoe sharpCome to the library and meet Zoë Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox series.

A starred review in Booklist called her newest novel, The Fourth Day, ‘Must reading for fans of action-packed, hard-edged thrillers.’

About the series:

Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox has been described as a female version of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Like Reacher, Charlie’s background is military. She was a first-class shot who was selected for Special Forces training, but that’s where it all went horribly wrong. Chucked out of the army in disgrace, Charlie drifts through a variety of jobs in the early books, teaching self-defence, working nightclub doors, and house-sitting on a run-down housing estate. But then she meets up again with a spectre from her army past − one of her old training instructors, Sean Meyer.

Sean is now back in civvy street himself, involved in the dangerous world of exclusive close protection. After he asks Charlie to go and find out what happened to one of his men who was killed at a shady bodyguard training school in Germany, he offers Charlie a job and, after a rocky start, she embarks on a new career as a bodyguard.

Whatever her own misgivings − and the doubts of her family − being a bodyguard is the perfect legitimate outlet for someone with her lethal abilities.

Read on and find out why the Chicago Tribune described Charlie as: ‘Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic − and coolest − heroines in contemporary genre fiction.’

Country Night

When
Thu Mar 17 7pm – Fri Mar 11, 2011 12am Pacific Time
Where
BeX Roshambo Lounge 706 W. Lancaster Blvd (map)

Cedar Center Open MIc Night

http://cedarpaa.com/ Cedar Open Mic! Thursday nights at the Cedar Center, starting at 7:30pm (more like 8om most weeks, haha) and going until we feel like going home! Available to ALL AGES without censorship. We encourage poets, musicians, actors, dancers, spoken word artists… anyone who wants to take the stage to do so!
When
Thu Mar 17 7:30pm – Fri Mar 11, 2011 12am Pacific Time
Where
44851 Cedar Ave Lancaster, CA (map)

FRIDAY

Mayde in Ireland is hosted by Bex

When Fri, March 18, 5pm – Fri, March 18, 12am
Where706 W. Lancaster Blvd (map)
DescriptionCome out and have some very good food, drink and merriment at Bex. Mayde in Ireland will do some live music and fun will be everywhere!

Calmus

WhenFri, March 18, 8pm – 10pm
WhereLancaster Performing Arts Center 750 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
Descriptionhttp://lpac.org/ Excellent and unusual, Calmus is a modern a cappella ensemble that offers the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. Calmus explores a wide variety of arrangements; including contemporary works by composers such as Fredo Jung (“The Year in Song”), Andre Asriel and Ludwig Bohme. Technically stunning singers, the interpretive talents and musicality of Calmus are matchless. They infuse their singing with wonderful lyricism and exquisite expressiveness.
Calmus

Cedar Street Theatre presents Bleacher Bums
WhenFri, March 18, 8pm – 10pm
WhereLancaster Performing Arts Center 750 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
Descriptionhttp://lpac.org/ In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. As the game proceeds, the crowd bets among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. Conceived by Joe Mantegna. Written by The Organic Theatre Company. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Cedar Street Theatre presents Bleacher Bums

SATURDAY

Socialnomics 101 on the BLVD

http://blvdtoday.com Jim Greenleaf and Adam Chant host a Live broadcast over Ustream.tv from the BLVD Today Cafe discussing social media and local news.
When
Sat Mar 18 10am – 12pm Pacific Time
Where
BLVD Today Cafe 749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)

Cedar Street Theatre presents Bleacher Bums
When Sat, March 18, 8pm – 10pm
WhereLancaster Performing Arts Center 750 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
Descriptionhttp://lpac.org/ In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. As the game proceeds, the crowd bets among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. Conceived by Joe Mantegna. Written by The Organic Theatre Company. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Cedar Street Theatre presents Bleacher Bums

Mayde in Ireland is hosted by Bex

When Sat , March 18, 5pm – Fri, March 18, 12am
Where706 W. Lancaster Blvd (map)
DescriptionCome out and have some very good food, drink and merriment at Bex. Mayde in Ireland will do some live music and fun will be everywhere!

Streaming on the BLVD

http://blvdtoday Streaming on the BLVD” a new live program on Jim TV which will feature an SNL Style weekend update news from AV Press Sports Writer Brian Golden, and various musical entertainment, stand-up comedy and spoken word brought to you by Brittany Harris of the Cedar Center Performing Arts Center. You don’t want to miss this incredible event! EVERY Saturday Night, in person and online!
When
Sat Mar 18 7pm – 9pm Pacific Time
Where
BLVD Today Cafe 749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)

SUNDAY

Cedar Street Theatre presents Bleacher Bums
When Sun, March 19, 2pm – 4pm
WhereLancaster Performing Arts Center 750 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
Descriptionhttp://lpac.org/ In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. As the game proceeds, the crowd bets among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. Conceived by Joe Mantegna. Written by The Organic Theatre Company. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Cedar Street Theatre presents Bleacher Bums

ONGOING

POLITICON 2011

Location: Gallery 661 aka The Artist Lofts
Street: 661 W. Lancaster Blvd.
City/Town: Lancaster, CA, 93534
Show continues until the end of March. Gallery open weekdays 6-9pm  Tuesdays 12-8pm  and Weekends 6-11pm

“Look Here” LM/AG’s 26th Juried Art Show Along the BLVD

http://blvdtoday.com This year’s juried exhibition will differ than those of previous years. The current list of participating BLVD businessesincludes: A.V. Bank, A.V. Dance Studio ‘81,Aven’s Furniture, Bandstand Coffee, Bella West Salon, Caramel Pastries, Daisy’s Costumes,Graphic ExperienceKing Photo Supply/BLVD Today Café, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Perk Place Coffee House, and Sewability. For updated information of participating businesses please visit the LMAG website at www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page+67.

Show continues until March 27th


UPCOMING

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March 15, 2011 Posted by | lancaster art gallery, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event, lancaster blvd fun, Lancaster BLVD Live | , , , , | Leave a comment

the BLVD – Something FUN for everyone!

the BLVD Truly is a destination for your senses! Unique shopping experience! One of a kind Events! Amazing Food!

And something Special every Wednesday Night for everyone age 9 to 90!

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!

 

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Time: March 2, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: The Blvd Today Cafe
Street: 749 West Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster, CA
Website or Map: http://blvdtodaycafe.com/
Phone: 661.948.8442
Event Type: collegehangoutrecordpartyclassrock,socialeventvinylnight
Organized By: BLVD TODAY CAFE
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March 3, 2011 Posted by | AV live music, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event, lancaster blvd fun, Lancaster BLVD Live | , , , , | Leave a comment

Its a Queen Thing Photo Event on the BLVD

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Its a Queen Thing Photo Event
Where:

Its A Queen Thing
564 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

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When:
Sunday February 27, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST
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You are invited to our “Its a Queen Thing” Photo Shoot.

 

Whether you want to be a community Queen, or you want to be Queen for a day.  This photo event will be very fun.  Its a glamour/fashion style photo shoot for both head shots, and for full length shots.  Are you looking for a profile image for Facebook?  This event is perfect.  A digital wallet image is included, perfectly sized for Facebook.

 

The base session is $65 and includes an 8 by 10 print, two 5 by 7 prints,  the digital wallet image, and a gallery of your images posted to the internet for viewing.  There is also a 10% discount that can be used towards 360 gifts from the online gallery.

 

There are a limited number of sessions available.

 

Reserve your session with a 10 dollar deposit by clicking the link below.

 

Register Now!
I can’t make it
Do you have questions about this event?

 

Contact Lisa Ballentine
661-733-5563

 

Thank you for your attention and response.  I look forward to seeing you at this event.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Ballentine
Its a Queen Thing

February 20, 2011 Posted by | its a queen thing, Lancaster blvd, lancaster blvd business, Lancaster BLVD event, lancaster blvd retail | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV’s First Mardi Gras Block Party


 

Are you ready AV businesses? Spring is rounding the corner and the Poppy Festival is the main Spring event that the AV has to look forward to. Until now. The BLVD has been redeveloped and several successful events have since occurred. However, BLVD Association businesses not located directly on the BLVD haven’t had the same opportunity for traffic and awareness as those that are. So, we created an event to serve all the aforementioned purposes and one other, FUN! The Off The BLVD Mardi Gras Block Party will be held on March 26, 20011 and will be a symbol of AV business promotion, family fun and Spring profits. The Block Party will be loaded with activities for people of all ages boasting an entire “kid’s corner”, a beer and wine garden, jazz bands and many other performances to keep traffic flowing. There will also be a well rounded food court, Zydeco bands, authentic  Mardi Gras desserts and a ton of other activities that you’ll have to show up to enjoy!

While this event will earn profits, all proceeds go to benefit the BLVD Association promotional budget. This way not only will attendance be beneficial to local businesses, as all vendor earnings are kept by the vendor, all BLVD Association businesses will have use of necessary advertising dollars. Win, win, win. It takes a lot of work and collaboration to pull something like this off and we’re asking all local businesses, especially BLVD businesses to help out where they can. Since Lancaster BLVD will not be closed during the five hour extravaganza, businesses that chose not to have a booth can still partake in the increased traffic and the potential profits such a crowd can offer.

In case any AV or SCV resident or business would like to extend an olive branch, don’t be shy, make use of our contact  page! We are currently working on a barter system but sponsors are still being accepted and applications and sponsor packets are readily available. Subscribe to our RSS feed or blog directly to stay apprised of the event’s swift development.  Don’t miss the AV’s biggest March event. Come out and support our local economy and enjoy a fun filled event while you’re at it!

 

February 19, 2011 Posted by | Lancaster BLVD Block Party, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event, Lancaster BLVD Mardi Gras, perk place coffee house | , , , , | Leave a comment