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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010

Posted: December 3, 2010 10:40 p.m.
Updated: December 4, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Holiday boutique
What: Enjoy free coffee or a chili and cornbread lunch while shopping for gifts. More than two dozen vendors represented.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: High Desert School multipurpose room, 3620 Antelope Woods, Acton

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, juice, milk and coffee. Each child’s ticket includes a photo with Santa and a special gift.
When: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Old West Masonic Center, 19310 Ave. of the Oaks, Friendly Valley
Contact: (661) 252-2706 or

Holiday home tour
What: The Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s home tour offers a view of three decorated custom homes. Costs $30, proceeds benefit its neonatal intensive care unit.
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 253-8061 or

Morning storytime
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

Literacy & Arts Festival
The city and the SCV Education Foundation host the fourth annual Literacy & Arts Festival, which includes family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, storytime, book swap, live entertainment and literacy programs. Admission is free.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Newhall Park 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 414-4465 or

Nature center craft fair
: The Placerita Canyon Nature Center hosts a craft fair. Make live greenery wreaths, centerpieces, dip candles and more. Costs $2 for kid’s crafts, $12 for wreaths.
When: Today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-7721 or

Saugus High Dance clinic
Dance clinic hosted by the Saugus High School Dance Team for boys and girls K-12. No experience necessary. Costs $30 and includes pizza and drinks, games, hairstyling and makeup.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Saugus High School gym, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 645-2234

The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA hosts Snowfest, featuring five tons of snow and family-friendly activities.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: SCV Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 253-3593 and

Walk for Special Needs
Together We Stand, a dance group for kids and teens with and without special needs, hosts a two-mile charity walk. Bring water and dress comfortably.
When: 12:30-3 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 27510 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 222-7910

ALS support group meeting
Support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), their families and friends. Free.
When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: (818) 865-8607, ext. 234

Winter Magic at Castaic Lake
Play in the snow, meet Santa Claus and watch the Lighted Boat Parade. Bring a canned food item and receive one raffle ticket, or a $10 unwrapped toy for 10 tickets. Free after 4 p.m.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Castaic Lake Recreation Area, Paradise Cove, Lower Lagoon, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic 91384

Book launch party
Jerry Citarella celebrates the launch of his new book series, “The Truth Helps.” Enjoy entertainment, food and more. Proceeds benefit two local charities.
When: 6 p.m. to midnight
Where: Gateway Promenade Center on The Old Road, Newhall 91321

Night on the Town
Westfield Valencia Town Center and Michael Hoefflin Foundation present a weekend of wine tasting, food sampling and art installations.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Hart of the Holidays Variety Show
Hart High School dance team hosts its annual variety show, featuring performances from the dance team and local dance studios. The show benefits Help The Children. Tickets are $10 at the door and guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Hart High School auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321

‘Carols and Lullabies’
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale performs at Valencia United Methodist Church.
When: today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Where: 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

‘Come Christmas Sing’
The Master’s College singers and instrumentalists perform a Christmas concert featuring John Rutter’s “Gloria.” Tickets are $12-$22.
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Master’s College Bross Gym, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91321
Contact: or (661) 362-2262

Evening of improv
The Comedians of the Canyons host their third improvisational comedy show. Free.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons Pico Canyon Hall Room 202, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

The Repertory East Playhouse hosts the performance, “Amadeus.”
When: Friday and Saturdays: 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321

Music at Vu Ultra Bar
The Vu Ultra Bar in Newhall hosts live music. DJs every night of the week with karaoke on Tuesdays.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 22505 8th St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 255-7833

Music at Vincenzo’s Pizza
Vincenzo’s Pizza in Newhall hosts live bluegrass music on Saturdays and rock, blues or jazz on Sundays.
When: Saturdays from 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Sundays from 5-8 p.m.
Where: 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-6733

‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’
Saugus High School presents “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” a mystery story set in 1900. Tickets cost $7 at the door.
When: Tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: West Ranch High School theater, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch 91381

2Day's Birthdays

Actress-singer Deanna Durbin is 89. Game show host Wink Martindale is 77. Pop singer Freddy Cannon is 74. Actor-producer Max Baer Jr. is 73. Actress Gemma Jones is 68. Actor Jeff Bridges is 61. Country musician Brian Prout (Diamond Rio) is 55. Actress Marisa Tomei is 46. Actor-comedian Fred Armisen is 44. Rapper Jay-Z is 41. Actor Kevin Sussman is 40. Actress-model Tyra Banks is 37. Actor Orlando Brown is 23.

2Day in History

Today is Saturday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2010. There are 27 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 4, 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York, telling them, “With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you.”

Ten years ago: In a pair of legal setbacks for Al Gore, a Florida state judge refused to overturn George W. Bush’s certified victory in Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a ruling that had allowed manual recounts.

Five years ago: Members of the former September 11th commission said the U.S. was at great risk for more terrorist attacks because Congress and the White House had failed to enact several strong security measures.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

6‑11‑12‑18‑56 Mega: 12
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 3
Jackpot: $62 million


19-­23‑24‑33‑35 Mega: 23
Draw date: Wednesday, Dec. 1
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5

Draw date: Friday, Dec. 3

Daily 4

Draw date: Friday, Dec. 3

Daily 3

Midday: 1‑7‑5
Evening: 2‑1‑3
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 3

Daily Derby

1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:40.00
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 3


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