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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

Posted: August 11, 2010 5:31 p.m.
Updated: August 12, 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.

D.E.E. Studio auditions
What: D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy will hold an open audition call for the upcoming fall production of “The Addams Family” musical. Roles available for ages 5 through adult.
When: By appointment through today
Contact: (661) 254-4543 or

Daybreak Toastmasters
What: Meeting to help individuals speak better.
When: 7-8 a.m.
Where: 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: Jenny Nemitz at (661) 703-5226 or

Valencia Women’s
Connection lunch
What: “It’s Summer, Let’s Entertain” is the theme of the August Valencia Women’s Connection luncheon. Guest speakers include Stacey Nivichanov from Pampered Chef and author Vivian Baniak “Money, No Small Change.” Costs $16. Reservation requested.
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 297-5589

Farmers market
What: The farmers market in Newhall features vendors who offer fresh produce and products.
When: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Market Street in Newhall

Senior Orchestra seeks players
What: Bring your instrument and join the fun. All instruments and skill levels welcome.
When: Thursdays at 4 p.m,
Where: Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977

Castaic Union board meeting
What: The Castaic Union School District’s governing board hosts its regular meeting.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: District office, 28131 Livingston Ave., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 257-4500

SCV Jaycees general
membership meeting
What: A way to meet new people and learn how to get involved in the community.
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Paseo Club and Bar, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: president@scvjaycess or

Don’t go there
What: The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, closes Highway 14 freeway 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 Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: Highway 14: one lane of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Interstate 5: one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11-11:59 p.m. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m.-5 a.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.


Today is Thursday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2010. There are 141 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 12, 1960, the first balloon communications satellite — the Echo 1 — was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral.

Ten years ago: The Russian nuclear submarine Kursk and its 118-man crew were lost during naval exercises in the Barents Sea. Evander Holyfield won a 12-round unanimous decision over John Ruiz for the vacant WBA heavyweight title.

Five years ago: Sri Lanka’s foreign minister (Lakshman Kadirgamar), an ethnic Tamil, was shot to death by snipers in Colombo.

One year ago: Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., heard a fresh chorus of taunts from opponents of health care reform at Penn State University.

2day's birthdays
Former Senator Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., is 85. Actor George Hamilton is 71. Actress Dana Ivey is 69. Actress Jennifer Warren is 69. Rock singer-musician Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 61. Actor Jim Beaver is 60. Singer Kid Creole is 60. Jazz musician Pat Metheny is 56. Actor Sam J. Jones is 56. Actor Bruce Greenwood is 54. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 47. Tennis player Pete Sampras is 39. Actor-comedian Michael Ian Black is 39.



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