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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Posted: May 4, 2010 8:22 p.m.
Updated: May 5, 2010 4:55 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.

15th annual Student Art Exhibition
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery hosts the 15th annual Student Art Exhibition, featuring an estimated 75 pieces of art created by students from the college's art, graphics and multimedia design, photography and animation departments.
When: Through May 22, gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia

Home Tour League membership luncheon
Home Tour League
What: Learn more about Home Tour League and their fundraising activities supporting Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit plus a Cinco de Mayo buffet and spring fashion show ($25)
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Tournament Player's Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia
Contact: RSVP required. (661) 253-8051

Dine 2 Defeat
Salt Creek Grille hosts Dine 2 Defeat to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. Twenty percent of the day's sales will go toward the foundation's effort to educate the public and provide grant funding for innovative research to accelerate progress in the fight against pediatric cancer.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia

SCV Senior Center presentation
SCV Senior Center hosts "Mental illness and the education, support, and advocacy that NAMI offers families and individuals" presentation from Zee Dankworth of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
When: 1-2 p.m.
Where: Room A6 of SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall

Community open house
The biggest open house event in collaboration with the Bethlehem Lutheran School will include local business leaders, educators and other officials and will highlight the new Santa Clarita Teen Zone now open for grades 6-8.
When: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: SandCastles Afterschool, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Campus, 27265 Luther Drive
Contact: Desiree DeHerrera at (480) 217-0208 or

Cinco de Mayo celebration
SCV Latino Chamber of Commerce invites guests to join them to celebrate "5 De Mayo Fiesta" with Latino business professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: 24274 Main Street, Newhall
Contact: Raul Alberto at (661) 313-4377 or Visit

West Ranch Town Council monthly meeting
West Ranch Town Council holds its monthly meeting.
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia

Route 66 Classic Grill Bike Night
Route 66 Classic Grill holds Bike Night which includes live music, best bike contest, barbecue and drink specials.
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country
Contact: (661) 298-1494

Hart district meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District hosts a governing board meeting.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Hart district administrative center, 21515 Centre Pointe Parkway
Contact: (661) 259-0033

‘Guys and Dolls'
Canyon High School Musical Theater perform "Guys and Dolls" featuring a live Jazz band. Tickets $15/$20.
When: Today through Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway
Contact: Kristin Pechacek at (661) 252-6110 ext. 449 or

Early Thursday: Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
The sixth annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, where people of faith come together to pray for our government officials and our local leaders. In addition to breakfast, entertainment will be provided by a local music group, followed by special guest speakers including, Rick Green from Wallbuilders, Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and a keynote speaker. $25 advance registration, $30 at the door
When: 7 a.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia
Contact: Register at

Don't go there
The California Department of Transportation closes Highway 14 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 I-5 and Highway 14 interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: Highway 14: Carpool connector from southbound Highway 14 to I-5: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; I-5: Southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Game of the Day
What: Foothill League boys tennis prelims
When: Noon
Where: The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia

2Day in History
Today is Wednesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2010. There are 240 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America's first space traveler as he made a 15-minute sub-orbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Ten years ago:
The Labor Department reported the nation's unemployment rate had hit a 30-year low of 3.9 percent in April 2000.

Five years ago: Tony Blair won a historic third term as Britain's prime minister, but his Labour Party suffered a sharply reduced parliamentary majority.

One year ago:
America's first face transplant recipient appeared before reporters at the Cleveland Clinic. (Connie Culp underwent the procedure after being shot by her husband in a failed murder-suicide attempt.)

Actress Pat Carroll is 83. Saxophonist Ace Cannon is 76. Actor Lance Henriksen is 70. Comedian-actor Michael Palin is 67. Actor John Rhys-Davies is 66. Rock correspondent Kurt Loder is 65. Rock musician Bill Ward is 62. NBC News anchor Brian Williams is 51. Rock musician Shawn Drover (Megadeth) is 44. Actor Vincent Kartheiser is 31. Singer Craig David is 29. Actress Danielle Fishel is 29. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris Brown is 21.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
09-21-31-36-43 Mega: 08
Draw date: Tuesday, May 4
Jackpot: $266 million

3-5-24-25-41 Mega: 7
Draw date: Saturday, May 1
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, May 4

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, May 4

Daily 3
Midday: 8-0-0
Evening: 7-3-1
Draw date: Tuesdsay, May 4

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:40.86
Draw date: Tuesday, May 4


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