PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s popular Thursday Night on the Square (TNOTS) will present the fifth of eight free events this evening (July 23) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Poncitlán Square (9th St. East between Ave. Q-9 & Ave. Q-10).
Families can enjoy live country music from Runaway, food from local vendors, free City activities for kids and an open-air market featuring specialty items.
“This week’s theme is ‘Home on the Range,’” stated Recreation Supervisor Annie Pagliaro. “Round up the family, and take them on a trip to the good ol’ Midwest right here on Poncitlán Square! Kids can create barnyard animal paint stick pals, bottle cap magnet animals and a felt finger puppet farm animal of their choice.”
Host Town Palmdale’s Special Olympics Athletes from Cyprus and St. Lucia will be stopping by the Square from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The AERO Institute will present NASA’s “Earth Right Now” highlighting airborne science missions on the agency’s DC-8 aircraft.
In addition to the music and activities, one lucky person will get caught “green-handed” – disposing of recyclable and non-recyclable waste in the proper container – and will win a backpack made of recycled materials, courtesy of Waste Management, which will be filled with DryTown passes, treats and Palmdale Amphitheater Summer Concert Series tickets. Last week’s winner was Jordan Hernandez of Lancaster.
The remaining schedule of TNOTS events is as follows:
July 30 | Capes & Crusaders
Children can make a super power photo frame, a flashlight signal with a superhero emblem, and create and wear a superhero mask. All superhero kids should suit up in their favorite gear because this night needs saving! Camp TNOTS will feature Paint Rockin’ Art. ARTown Fusion will be at Legacy Commons from 6-8 p.m. R&B music by Tesserae.
August 6 | Movies Come to Life
Enter the world of animation as some of your favorite film features come to life. Kids can “Let It Go” with frozen flubber, “Everything Is Awesome” with a stenciled brick Lego© jar head, and let their imaginations soar “Up” with a mixed media balloon art piece. Camp TNOTS will feature Washi World crafts. Country music by Jacob Nelson & The Tone Wranglers.
August 13 | Game Board Round-Up
Retro games are making a comeback! Kids can make a Scrabble® piece magnet, stamp funny faces onto wooden discs to create a memory pocket game, and use retro game board art to decorate their own keepsake box. Camp TNOTS will feature Rockin’ Art. Latin Rock music by Boulevard Knights.
For more information about Thursday Night on the Square, call 661-267-5611 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org.