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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, April 18, 2010

Posted: April 17, 2010 8:05 p.m.
Updated: April 18, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

Wonderful Words of Life
Who: The Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist)
What: Pastor Stan Fix will present "Wonderful Words of Life", based on Acts 5:12-42. Fellowship and coffee will follow the service. All are welcome.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist), 19246 Avenue of the Oaks, Newhall. Enter at the Friendly Valley main gate off Sierra Highway on Friendly Valley Parkway.
Contact: (661) 251-1311

Assistance League Footsteps 5K
What:
The 20th annual walk/run to raise funds for Operation School Bell, which supplies SCV children in need with new clothing, shoes, health kits and school supplies
When: 6 a.m.
Where: Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall
Contact: (661)253-3114 or www.assistanceleague-alsc.org

Wiz Bang Boom tour
What: Champions Science Adventures holds a five-week mobile tour to bring award-winning science showcase to children and families. It includes a high-energy 15-minute stage show as well as interactive, hands-on experiments and entertainment for the whole family.
When: During park hours: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Contact: Visit www.scienceadventures.com or call 1-888-458-1812

Green with Envy Ecouture show
What:
Eco-chic fashion, hair and art event A $25 donation will benefit The SCV Youth Project and Surfrider Foundation for clean water.
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Rituals Colour Salon, 26918 The Old Road, Valencia
Contact: Renee Kaehmy (661) 799-9910

Men of Harmony
What: The Men of Harmony reveal their emotions in a range of songs new and old, from the Beatles to the Beach Boys and many more all-time favorites ($13-15).
When: 2 p.m.
Where: 22900 Market St. Newhall
Contact: (661)296-2292 or www.scvMenofHarmony.com

Recognition dinner
What:
The local YMCA honors its volunteers.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Activities Center 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: Chris Clark, (661) 253-3593 or e-mail chrisclark@ymcala.org

2Day in History
Today is Sunday, April 18, the 108th day of 2010. There are 257 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming.

Ten years ago: In a defeat for the United States, a United Nations commission in Geneva voted 22-18 against censuring China's human rights record.

Five years ago: Cardinals meeting at the Vatican failed to select a successor to Pope John Paul II in their first round of voting. Lance Armstrong announced he was retiring after the upcoming Tour de France (however, he came out of retirement three years later).

One year ago: President Barack Obama offered a spirit of cooperation to America's hemispheric neighbors at the Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

AP Odd News
Washington's late fee

NEW YORK (AP) - If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine.

New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned.

One of the books was the "Law of Nations," which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons.

Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789.

New York Society Library head librarian Mark Bartlett says the institution isn't seeking payment of the fines, but would love to get the books back.

The ledger also lists books being taken out by other founding fathers, including Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and John Jay.

The entry on Washington simply lists the borrower as "president."

Wayward cat has free flight home from Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) - No one knows how a tabby cat named Charles traveled the 1,300 miles from his New Mexico home to Chicago, but he's set for a complimentary flight home on American Airlines in a carrier donated by an Albuquerque business.

Charles disappeared about eight months ago while his owner was out of town and a friend was caring for him.

"Oh, I was crushed, and I found out while I was away volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, and I was so upset because I was in New Orleans so there was nothing I could do," said Robin Alex, of Albuquerque.

Then earlier this week, Alex received a call telling her Chicago Animal Care and Control had picked up her wandering cat as a stray. Staffers reached out to Alex after finding that Charles had a tracking microchip embedded between his shoulder blades, said the agency's executive director, Cherie Travis.

But Alex said she could not afford the round-trip ticket to Chicago to bring Charles home, so she was afraid he might be euthanized.

Enter fellow Albuquerque resident Lucien Sims. Sims said he has a tabby cat who strongly resembles Charles, and was moved when his mother sent him an online story about Alex and her pet.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

10-16-31-48-50 Mega: 44
Draw date: Friday, April 16
Jackpot: $143 million

SuperLotto
7-9-17-31-47 Mega: 16
Draw date: Saturday, April 17
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
5-10-16-19-33
Draw date: Saturday, April 17

Daily 4
2-5-4-0
Draw date: Saturday, April 17

Daily 3
Midday: 1-8-1
Evening: 3-4-1
Draw date: Saturday, April 17

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:48.77
Draw date: Saturday, April 17

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