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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010

Posted: August 20, 2010 5:16 p.m.
Updated: August 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.

Bird hike
What: The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy hosts an early morning bird hike at Towsley Canyon. Bring binoculars and meet at the entrance to the park.
When: 8-10 a.m.
Where: Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road
Contact: (310) 828-7272 ext. 131 or visit

AARP Driver Safety program
What: Refresher class qualifies participants age 55 and older for three-year automobile insurance credit. Prerequisite is regular AARP eight-hour class in past four years. Costs $12 for members, $14 for non-members.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: (661) 259-9444

Farmers market
What: Farmers market at Chesebrough Park featuring fresh produce.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 23505 Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia 91354

Beginning smart gardening
What: Learn about reducing yard waste, improving your lawn and garden, the benefits of compost and more.
When: 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Castaic Lake Water Agency, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 297-1600

Backpack clinic
What: Dr. Joanne Buettner of SCV Family Chiropractic hosts a free backpack clinic for kids.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: SCV Family Chiropractic, 26370 Diamond Place, Suite 504
Contact: (661) 255-2822 or

‘YOUth Sports Festival’
What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts its second “Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival,” featuring free games and sports activities. Free.
When: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 250-2756

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

Hart Quarterback
golf tournament

What: The Hart Quarterback Club hosts its 25th annual golf tournament. Includes dinner, prizes, raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Hart High School football.
When: Noon
Where: Robinson Ranch, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: (661) 259-9811 or

Stage musical auditions
What: College of the Canyons Theatre Department hosts auditions for “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Audition form available at COC website.
When: Today at noon and Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: PAC Black Box Theatre and PCOH Band Room, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Barbecue cookoff

What: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885 host a barbecue cookoff.
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-6885

The McGrath Project Live
What: Local band The McGrath Project will play at Courtyard by Marriott, featuring a surprise guest.
When: 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355

Concerts in the Park
What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts the free annual “Concerts in the Park” series with the California Transit Authority headlining.
When: Through Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 286-4018 or visit

‘Side Man’
What: Repertory East Playhouse hosts its production of “Side Man” by Warren Leight. Intended for mature audiences only. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors.
When: Through Aug. 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or

‘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: 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 799-2702

2day in history
Today is Saturday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2010. There are 132 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 21, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order making Hawaii the 50th state.

Ten years ago: Rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with divers announcing none of the 118 sailors had survived.

Five years ago: Pope Benedict XVI triumphantly ended his four-day trip to his native Germany, celebrating an open-air Mass for a million people in Cologne.

One year ago: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi welcomed with a hug the only man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people and praised Scotland’s leaders for “their courageously right and humanitarian decision” to release him.


Former football player Pete Retzlaff is 79. Actor-director Melvin Van Peebles is 78. Playwright Mart Crowley (“The Boys in the Band”) is 75. Singer Kenny Rogers is 72. Actor Clarence Williams III is 71. Rock-and-roll musician James Burton is 71. Singer Harold Reid (The Statler Brothers) is 71. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 69. Football Hall of Famer Willie Lanier is 65. Actress Patty McCormack is 65. Pop singer-musician Carl Giammarese is 63.

California Lotto
Mega Millions
4-13-20-29-48 Mega: 36
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 20
Jackpot: $100 million

18-21-28-43-47 Mega: 9
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 18
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 20

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 20

Daily 3
Midday: 3-7-7
Evening: 7-5-5
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 20

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:41.93
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 20


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