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2Day in the SCV: Friday, May 7, 2010

Posted: May 6, 2010 10:51 p.m.
Updated: May 7, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Welcome to's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

ARTstART Festival
What: College of the Canyons Fine and Performing Arts division invites community members to browse student’s aesthetic achievements and learn more about college’s range of artistic offerings.
When: All day today and Saturday
Where: COC Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Contact: or call (661) 362-3651

Fifteenth annual Student Art Exhibition
What: The College of the Canyons Art Gallery hosts the 15th annual Student Art Exhibition, featuring an estimated 75 pieces of art created by students from the college’s art, graphics and multimedia design, photography and animation departments.
When: Through May 22, gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia

Environmental Science Fair
What: COC Students for Sustainability, will host the college’s second Environmental Science Fair featuring projects presented by elementary, junior high, high school and COC students from across the Santa Clarita Valley.
When: 3-7 p.m.
Where: COC Student Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Contact: Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine at (661) 362-5806

Music festival
What: Rio Norte Junior High School hosts free instrumental music festivals featuring schools from across the western United States.
When: Today, May 8, 14 and 15, Friday performances 4-9 p.m.; Saturday performances 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Rio Norte Junior High School, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Valencia

Trinity’s Spring Gala
What: Trinity Classical Academy hosts its ninth annual Spring Gala, which includes live entertainment, dinner and auctions
When: 5 p.m. reception and silent auction followed by 7 p.m. dinner
Where: Trinity Classical Academy, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway, Valencia
Contact: (661) 296-2601

SCV Man/Woman of the Year
What: SCV Man and Woman of the Year Recognition Dinner. $75 a ticket.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia
Contact: (661) 252-0127 or e-mail

Canyon dance showcase
What: Canyon High Dance Team will present its End-of-the-Year Showcase
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Canyon High School gym, 19300 Nadal St., Canyon Country
‘Guys and Dolls’
What: Canyon High School Musical Theater perform “Guys and Dolls” featuring a live Jazz band. Tickets $15/$20.
When: 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
Contact: Kristin Pechacek at (661) 252-6110 ext. 449 or

Annual POPS! Concert
What: The annual POPS! Concert features members of the COC Jazz Ensemble and COC Lab Jazz Combo under the direction of KC Manji.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Contact: PAC Box Office at (661) 362-5304 or

Spring dance concert
What: COC Dance pays tribute to national dance week by featuring the COC Dance Company and the choreography of Lula Washington, a leader and innovator in Southern California dance.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Valencia
Contact: PAC Box Office at (661) 362-5304 or

Music in the Mansion
What: William S. Hart Museum holds evening of music as soprano Erica Lazerow and pianist Joshua Pifer perform a survey of musical pieces. Ticket reservations are required. Members and Students $10, Nonmembers $15.
When: 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: William S. Hart Museum, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall
Contact: (661) 254-4584 or visit

Game of the Day
What: Saugus at Valencia baseball
When: 3:15 p.m.
Where: Valencia High baseball field, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia

Don’t go there

What: The California Department of Transportation closes Highway 14 and Interstate 5 lanes, ramps and connectors as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the I-5 and Highway 14 interchange.
When: Through today
Where/When: Highway 14: Carpool connector from southbound Highway 14 to I-5: 7 p.m.-5 a.m.; I-5: Southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-4 a.m.

Today in history

Today is Friday, May 7, the 127th day of 2010. There are 238 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending its role in World War II.

Ten years ago
: President Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in Russia’s first democratic transfer of power.

Five years ago
: During a visit to Riga, Latvia, President George W. Bush said the United States had played a role in Europe’s painful division after World War II — a decision that Bush said helped cause “one of the greatest wrongs of history” when the Soviet Union imposed its harsh rule across Central and Eastern Europe.

One year ago
: Former Illinois police Sgt. Drew Peterson was indicted for murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Mega Millions

9-21-31-36-43 Mega: 8
Draw date: Tuesday, May 4
Jackpot: $12 million


10-30-31-34-42 Mega: 2
Draw date: Wednesday, May 5
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, May 6

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, May 6


Midday: 9-0-7
Evening: 7-1-6
Draw date: Thursday, May 6

Daily Derby
1st: 10 Solid Gold
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:47.56 
Draw date: Thursday, May 6


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