Santa Maria teens invited to pop-up events at Edwards and Newlove community centers | Local News


The City of Santa Maria will host weekly pop-up activities during the month of February at the Newlove Community Building and Edwards Community Center for teens in grades 7-12.

Pop Up at Newlove programming will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Thursdays, starting with a cornhole contest on February 3, a water bottle rocket experience on February 10, flower pot painting on February 17 and a painting on canvas activity on February 12. 24.

Pop-ups at the Edwards Community Center, known as Pop Up on Panther Drive, will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting January 25 and running through February 22. Teens can access basketball, art supplies, games, and a supervised lounge for socializing and studying.

No pre-registration is required to participate in any of the weekly activities.

Programming is organized by the Mayor’s Youth Safety Task Force, which provides safe and healthy programming in partnership with the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department to divert teens from involvement in criminal activity.

The Edwards Community Center is located at 809 Panther Drive and the Newlove Community Building is located at 1619 S. Thornburg St.

Questions can be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at 805-925-0951, ext. 2260.

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