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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Posted: April 20, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 20, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Rioux Park walking group
What: Walking Wonders welcomes beginning, intermediate or advanced walkers. Go at your own pace, bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
When: Every Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Where: Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, 6233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact: (661) 222-9536

Community blood drive
What: Blood drive benefiting the American Red Cross. Participants will receive tickets and vouchers to the Laugh Factory, Grammy Museum and L.A. Galaxy. Schedule an appointment online.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic 91384
Contact:, sponsor code “lacountyparks,” or (661) 294-3500

Nonprofit Leadership Network educational forum
What: The SCV Nonprofit Leadership Network hosts a forum on how to build “brand” recognition for your organization. RSVP required.
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley “Y” at 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-3433 or

Professionals Helping Seniors
What: Meet and greet with members of the Professionals Helping Seniors Santa Clarita Alliance. Learn about this networking group of local businesses and how each entity helps seniors.
When: 1-2 p.m.
Where: SCV Senior Center, rooms A1 and A2, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
Contact: Diana Sevanian (661) 255-1588, ext. 138

Second Chance workshop
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a workshop for ex-offenders on how to re-enter the workforce. Free.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Suite 250, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675, or

Teacher tribute
What: The SCV Education Foundation honors 55 local teachers. Register online; proceeds benefit public schools.
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Advisory Committee meeting
What: The Canyon Country Advisory Committee hosts a meeting to discuss The Gentle Barn, the Open Space and Parkland Preservation District and more.
When: 6 p.m. for pizza dinner; 7-9 p.m.
Where: Mint Canyon Moose Family Center Banquet Room, 18000 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 713-9344

Western music jam
What: The Western Music Association hosts an evening of music. Bring your instrument if you’d like to join in.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: El Trocadero Steakhouse, 24274 Main St., Newhall

Beginners’ salsa dance
What: Cuban-style salsa lessons, no partner required. Costs $5.
When: Every Wednesday. Beginners 7-8:15 p.m., intermediate 8:15-9:15 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 618-1105

‘Passion Play’
What: Grace Baptist Church’s “Passion Play,” a dramatic re-enactment to explain the heart of God’s plan to restore a relationship with mankind. Not appropriate for children 6 years and under. Free.
When: 7:30 p.m. through Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday
Where: Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus 91350

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 project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the I-5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: (Highway 14) southbound Highway 14 truck route connector to northbound I-5: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound I-5: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound I-5: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 Railroad Ave. off-ramp: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; four lanes of southbound Highway 14 from Sierra Highway to I-5: 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. (I-5) northbound truck route collector road: 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.; northbound truck route collector road: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; up to four lanes of northbound I-5 from Balboa Boulevard to Highway 14: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; northbound Sierra Highway on-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to three lanes of southbound I-5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; up to three lanes of southbound I-5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; up to two lanes of southbound I-5 from Weldon Canyon to Highway 14: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Interstate 210) westbound Interstate 210 connector to northbound I-5: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Game of the Day
Who: Golden Valley at Hart
What: Prep volleyball
When: 5:15 p.m.
Where: Hart High School, 24825 Newhall Ave., 91321

2Day's Birthdays

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 91. Actor Leslie Phillips is 87. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 75. Actor George Takei is 74. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 72. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 70. Actress Jessica Lange is 62. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 62. Actor Clint Howard is 52. Actor Crispin Glover is 47. Actor Andy Serkis is 47. Actress Carmen Electra is 39. Country musician Clay Cook is 33.

2Day in History

Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 110th day of 2011. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and began spewing (by government estimates) about 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months.

Ten years ago: A Peruvian air force jet shot down a small plane carrying American missionaries in Peru’s Amazon jungle region, killing Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter, Charity.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House; the ceremony was interrupted by a protester who shouted to Bush to stop the Chinese leader from “persecuting the Falun Gong.”

California Lottery
Mega Millions
20-24-32-45-51 Mega: 43
Draw date: Tuesday, April 19
Jackpot: $12 million

7-21-25-26-35 Mega: 3
Draw date: Saturday, April 16
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, April 19

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, April 19

Daily 3
Midday: 3-6-9
Evening: 8-2-8
Draw date: Tuesday, April 19

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:41.81
Draw date: Tuesday, April 19


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