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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, July 31, 2010

Posted: July 30, 2010 4:54 p.m.
Updated: July 31, 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.

Let’s go to the beach
What: The city of Santa Clarita Transit provides bus service to and from Santa Monica. Costs $3 for all children and adults, $1.50 for senior citizens (60+) and persons with disabilities (with proper ID). See website for routes and pickup locations.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 5
Contact: (661) 294-1287 or visit

Rummage sale

What: Relay for Life teams host a rummage sale with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
When: 7-11 a.m.
Where: College of the Canyons, Parking Lot #8, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: Eva Witt, or (805) 990-1415

Weight loss workshop
What: Wiseweighs hosts the weight loss workshop, “How to lose weight on the chocolate cake plan.”
When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 25201 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch 91351

‘Canines and Coffee’
What: A meet and mingle for neighbors and dogs. Event also includes frisbee dog shows at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed by “Pat and Chat” time with the star canines.
When: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Adjacent to Terry Miller Park, 28723 Calle De La Paz, Valencia 91355

The New You Women’s Expo
What: First women’s expo in the Santa Clarita Valley. Focuses on health, beauty, education and business for women. See exhibitions, seminars, guest speakers and more. Tickets are $10, men and children attend for free.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: Kendra Quiros at (661) 829-4653 ext. 1022 or e-mail

Morning storytime
What: Barnes & Noble Bookstore hosts morning storytime for toddlers.
When: Mondays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Where: 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: (661) 254-6604

What: A short, easy nature walk for the whole family. A native animal show will follow the hike.
When: 11 a.m. to noon. Animal show runs from 1-2 p.m.
Where: Placerita Canyon Natural Area, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-7721

Benefit car wash

What: Hart High School’s cheer team hosts a fundraiser car wash. Tickets for a VIP Platinum Car Wash cost $10.
When: 1-6 p.m.
Where: Valencia Auto Spa Car Wash, 23340 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

‘Newhallywood on Location’
What: Taught by E.J. Stephens, “Newhallywood on Location: History of Film/TV in the SCV” will highlight the hundreds of television and film locations featured since the earliest days of cinema. Final class costs $50. Classes will be held at various locations.
When: 1-4 p.m.
Contact: (661) 254-1275

Save Water, Save Money’
What: Castaic Lake Water Agency hosts a workshop on to save money on water.
When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Newhall Library, 22704 W. Ninth St., Newhall 91321
Contact: Paula Hock at (661) 259-0750

Championship soccer game
What: The city hosts the United Soccer Leagues’ Women’s Championship presented by Umbro. Tickets are $10.
When: Consolation game at 3:30 p.m., championship at 7 p.m.
Where: Canyon High School, 19300 Nadal St.
Contact: Russell Sypowicz (661) 286-4079 or

Concerts in the Park
What: The city of Santa Clarita holds its free annual “Concerts in the Park” series with the SCV All Stars headlining.
When: Saturdays through Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
Contact: City’s Arts and Events office at (661) 286-4018 or visit

‘The Odd Couple’
What: Canyon Theatre Guild hosts its production of “The Odd Couple,” a comedy by Neil Simon. Tickets cost $10-12.
When: Through Aug. 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 799-2702

‘Love Letters’
What: The Repertory East Playhouse hosts a special, limited engagement performance of “Love Letters” with Tony Dow (“Leave it to Beaver”) and Janice Kent (“Diary of a Single Mom”). Admission is $20.
When: Today at 8 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or

What: Santa Clarita Regional Theatre hosts its production of the popular musical “Annie” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $12-29.
When: Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Aug. 14, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through August 15
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: Box office at (661) 799-2702

Shakespeare in the Park
What: Shakespeare in the Park opens “The Tempest.” Free to attend with food, refreshments and pre-show activities available at 6:30 p.m.
When: Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 1 at 8-10 p.m.
Where: Towsley Canyon Park, 24507 The Old Road, Santa Clarita 91390

Caribbean Pirate Night
What: Caribbean Pirate Night at Mojito Caribbean Cuisine. Come dressed up as a pirate.
When: 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 26876 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact: (661) 254-2018

2day in history
Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2010. There are 153 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1910, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, whose wife, Cora, had disappeared from their London home, was arrested along with his mistress, Ethel Le Neve (posing as Crippen’s son), aboard the steamship SS Montrose upon its arrival in Quebec, Canada.

Ten years ago: The Republican national convention opened in Philadelphia, with George W. Bush’s name put into nomination for president. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak survived a no-confidence vote.

Five years ago: American tourists were arrested by Iran on suspicion of espionage during what their families have said was a simple hiking trip along the Iraq-Iran border; Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal remain in Iranian custody.

2day's birthdays
 Actor Alan Autry is 58. Jazz composer-musician Michael Wolff is 58. Actor James Read is 57. Actor Michael Biehn is 54. Masssachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is 54. Rock singer-musician Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets) is 53. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban is 52. Rock musician Bill Berry is 52. Actor Wesley Snipes is 48. Country singer Chad Brock is 47. Musician Fatboy Slim is 47. Rock musician Jim Corr is 46. Author J.K. Rowling is 45.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
11-30-40-48-52 Mega: 42
Draw date: Friday, July 30
Jackpot: $33 million
19-25-26-27-33 Mega: 9
Draw date: Wednesday, July 28
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, July 30

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, July 30

Daily 3
Midday: 3-5-0
Evening: 3-2-9
Draw date: Friday, July 30

Daily Derby
1st: 10 Solid Gold
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:47.88
Draw date: Friday, July 30


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