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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, May 8, 2010

Posted: May 7, 2010 10:52 p.m.
Updated: May 8, 2010 4:55 a.m.

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 the college’s range of artistic offerings.
When: all day
Where: COC Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia
Contact: or call (661) 362-3651

MOMS Club of Stevenson Ranch garage sale
What: The MOMS Club of Stevenson Ranch hosts a multi-family garage sale fundraiser to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center.
When: 6-11 a.m.
Where: 26225 Beecher Lane, Stevenson Ranch

Castaic Lake Water Agency open house
What: Castaic Lake Water Agency celebrates California’s Water Awareness Month with an Open House that includes on-site water retailers and a free water audit class and a composting class. Free refreshments and activities.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road,
Contact: Karen Denkinger at (661) 513-1230 or

Barnes & Nobles morning
What: Barnes & Nobles hosts toddler story time
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Barnes & Nobles Bookstore, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: (661) 254-6604

Tennis Jubilee
What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts its first Tennis Jubilee featuring a host of activities including tennis skill drills, crafts and games, racquet demonstrations and a Hit for Prizes challenge, culminating with an exciting exhibition match.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Valencia Heritage Park, 24155
Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia

Placerita Canyon Nature
Center Open House
: Placerita Canyon Nature Center Open House with animal presentations, storytime for youngsters, Walker Cabin tours, face painting, caricatures, panning for fool’s gold, bake sale, gift shop, food and drinks.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 19152 Placerita Canyon Road,
Contact: (661) 259-7721 or visit

Boxing show
: A USA Boxing Federation sanctioned show will feature several local community center boxers competing against the best amateur boxers.
When: 1-5 p.m.
Where: Newhall Community Center 22421 Market St., Newhall
Contact: Julie Calderon at (661) 286-4006 or

Meet two artists
What: Meet artist Bob Skerskonas and photographer Tibor Dene
When: 1-5 p.m.
Where: B&R Gallery, 17726 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country
Contact: (661) 298-2038 or visit

Route 66 Classic Grill classic car show

What: Route 66 Classic Grill holds a classic car show; all cars pre-1975. $10 registration per car.
When: 5-9 p.m.
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country
Contact: (661) 298-1494

Hart High spring musical
What: Hart High School hosts its spring musical. (Tickets $6 student/senior, $8 adults, $10 premium)
When: Today and Sunday, 7 p.m.
Where: Hart High School auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall

The Wild Beast celebration
What: The California Institute of the Arts will host the official dedication and celebration of the new music stage, The Wild Beast. The event will include live entertainment.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard at CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia

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 Road, Valencia
Contact: PAC Box Office at (661) 362-5304 or

Today in History
Today is Saturday, May 8, the 128th day of 2010. There are 237 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced in a radio address that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered in World War II, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.”

Ten years ago: The remains of Cardinal John O’Connor were entombed inside New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a funeral Mass that drew thousands of mourners, including President Bill Clinton.

One year ago: White House aide Louis Caldera resigned for his role in Air Force One’s $328,835 photo-op flyover above New York City that sparked panic and flashbacks to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Dominic DiMaggio, the Boston Red Sox center fielder and brother of Joe, died in Marion, Mass. at age 92.

Today's birthdays
Comedian Don Rickles is 84. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is 84. Singer Toni Tennille is 70. Actor James Mitchum is 69. Country singer Jack Blanchard is 68. Jazz musician Keith Jarrett is 65. Rock musician Alex Van Halen is 57. Actor David Keith is 56. Actor Stephen Furst is 56. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 46. Rock singer Darren Hayes is 38. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 35. Actress Julia Whelan is 25.


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