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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Posted: July 20, 2010 5:05 p.m.
Updated: July 21, 2010 4:30 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.

Vacation Bible School
What: The Santa Clarita United Methodist Church holds “A Cosmic Adventure Praising God” Vacation Bible School for children 3 years of age through fifth grade.
When: Through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road
Contact: Candy Holsenbeck-Smith at (661) 297-3783

Walk For Health
What: Under the direction of William S. Hart Park recreation services leader, James Washington, participants will experience light exercise with optional walking paths and trails.
When: Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15-10:45 a.m.
Where: 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 702-8953

Garnica family fundraiser
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Magic Soccer Club hosts a fundraiser for the Garnica family, who lost a wife and mother July 4 during a tragic traffic collision.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Central Park fields 5, 6 and 7, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: Joel Govea,

‘Storytime Adventures’
What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts “Storytime Adventures,” a free storytime and craft event for children three to 10 years old.
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Where: 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: Activities Center at (661) 250-3703

Family story time
What: Family story time for children who are not yet in school.
When: Noon
Where: Castaic Public Library, 27971 Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic 91384
Contact: Kelly Behle at (661) 257-7410

‘Project Return’
What: Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness.
When: Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon
Where: Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 200, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 600-4689

Magic show
What: Dana Law performs an interactive comedy and magic show.
When: 1-1:45 p.m.
Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-8942

Job search workshop
What: College of the Canyons hosts a free workshop on how to conduct an effective job search.
When: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons Seco Hall Room 103, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-3286

Bike Night

What: Route 66 Classic Grill holds Bike Night, which includes live music, best bike contest, barbecue and drink specials.
When: Wednesdays at 6-10 p.m.
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91387
Contact: (661) 298-1494

Canyon Country Advisory Committee
What: The Canyon Country Advisory Committee hosts a meeting covering medical services, the sanitation district proposal and an update on the Material Recycling Facility Site Selection Committee.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway., Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: (661) 713-9344

Beginners Latin dance

What: Salsa lessons, no partner required. Cost is $5.
When: Wednesdays at 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 618-1105

Cruise night
What: Cruise down Lyons Avenue, turn right on Main Street and cruise Old Town Newhall.
When: Every third Wednesday through October at 7-10 p.m.
Where: Parking lot by Caston’s Appliances on Lyons
Contact: (661) 255-7087

Artists Association meeting

What: The Santa Clarita Artists Association hosts monthly membership meeting.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Valencia Town Center Mall Community Room, 24201 Valencia Blvd., 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 Friday
Where/When: (Highway 14) southbound Highway 14 to connector northbound Interstate 5: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Interstate 5) one lane of northbound truck route collector road: 5-9 a.m.; northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.; southbound Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; all lanes of the southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Today is Wednesday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2010, There are 163 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 21, 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration (later the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs). Ten years ago: Bolivian drug trafficker, Roberto Suarez Gomez, self-proclaimed “King of Cocaine” dies at age 68. He is believed to be the model for the acclaimed U.S. movie “Scarface.”

Five years ago: Rioters enraged by subsidy cuts clash with security forces for a second day across Yemen, burning cars and buildings and leaving 16 people dead in the country’s worst civil strife in more than a decade.

One year ago: The Senate voted to terminate further production of the Air Force’s topline F-22 fighter jets.

2day's birthdays

Movie director Norman Jewison is 84. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is 72. Actress Patricia Elliott is 68. Actor David Downing is 67. Actor Edward Herrmann is 67. Actor Leigh Lawson is 65. Actor Wendell Burton is 63. Actor Art Hindle is 62. Actor Jamey Sheridan is 59. Rock singer-musician Eric Bazilian (The Hooters) is 57. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 53. Actor Lance Guest is 50. Actor Matt Mulhern is 50. Comedian Greg Behrendt is 47.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
12-18-28-36-43 Mega: 19
Draw date: Tuesday, July 20
Jackpot: $12 million

12-16-18-20-24 Mega: 7
Draw date: Saturday, July 17
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, July 20

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, July 20

Daily 3
Midday: 1-3-0
Evening: 9-3-8
Draw date: Tuesday, July 20

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:46.24
Draw date: Tuesday, July 20


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