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2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Posted: July 26, 2010 10:04 p.m.
Updated: July 27, 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.

Summer art fest
What:
The Santa Clarita Artists’ Association hosts free art exhibition featuring local artists.
When: Through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Tournament Players Club, 26550 N. Heritage View Lane
Contact: Zony Gordon at (661) 312-3422 or zonygordon@att.net or Patty O’Hearn at (661) 255-1472 or robnpattyo@sbcglobal.net

COC first-year experience
What: College of the Canyons hosts a First Year Experience program for incoming freshmen, designed to help prepare them for college. Parents are welcome. Registration required.
When: Through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: COC Instruction Office at (661) 362-5479, or visit www.canyons.edu/FYE

Gymunity
What:
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita hosts an all-star basketball game and birthday celebration. Free to attend for the whole family.
When: July 27 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: www.airharris.com

Mother Good Rhyme Time
What:
Children younger than 3 years old are able to read, sing and play together.
When: 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-8942

‘Drop In and Visit’
What:
The Betty Ferguson Foundation hosts “D.I.V.A. Drop In and Visit Awhile” as a way to meet old friends and make new ones. Light lunch and beverage is provided.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Foundation office, 25510 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 104, Valencia
Contact: (661) 702-8712

Postpartum Passages group
What:
Support group helps moms ease into the transition that a newborn brings, facilitated by trained specialists. Costs $10 per person.
When: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation Building, Room 2, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355.
Contact: (661) 200-BABY

WIA orientation
What:
A workshop about the federally funded WIA program, an employment and retention program initiated to assist those having difficulty finding a job.
When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, College of the Canyons University Center 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Suite 250
Contact: (661) 799-9675

The magic of Tony Daniels
What:
Tony Daniels hosts a magic show.
When: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Newhall Library, 22704 W. Ninth St., Newhall 91321
Contact: Jessie Schweit at (661) 259-0750

Teen button making
What:
Bring in your own paper, photographs and scissors to turn into personalized buttons. For ages 12-18.
When: 5-6 p.m.
Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-8942

‘Aging Well’ finance seminar
What:
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Alliance presents “Aging Well-Taking Charge of Your Finances” with speakers from Kealing Financial Services, Wells Fargo (reverse mortgages), Summerhill Villa, Saugus Drugs, Roze Room Hospice and more. Free door prizes and refreshments. RSVP requested.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Summerhill Villa, 24431 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 904-4939 or wesbehar@hotmail.com

Sanitation district hearing
What:
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District hosts a public hearing about the proposed sewer fee increase.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

‘Rockin’ Summer Nights’
What:
Westfield Valencia Town Center hosts a free series of concerts featuring classic rock cover bands. Tonight’s headliner is August Rising. Donation tickets benefit the Child & Family Center Foundation.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Men of Harmony
What:
The Santa Clarita Valley’s barbershop chorus Men of Harmony meets in the Valley Oaks Village Apartments community room.
When: Tuesdays at 7:30-9:45 p.m.
Where: Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: (661) 259-6109 or visit www.scvmenofharmony.com

Free health care class
What:
Dr. Roger De Sesa, a certified chiropractic wellness practitioner and lifestyle expert, will discuss health and longevity at a free health care class. Dinner from Italia will be provided. RSVP requested.
When: 7:30 p.m. 
Where: 27674 Newhall Ranch Road, Suite 65, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 294-0429

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 improvement 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 connector to southbound I-5: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to two lanes of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound I-5: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to three lanes of southbound Highway 14 from Sierra Highway to I-5: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Interstate 210: westbound Interstate 210 connector to northbound I-5: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-5: northbound I-5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound I-5 connector to eastbound Interstate 210: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound I-5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound I-5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.; up to three lanes of southbound I-5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to two lanes of southbound I-5 from Weldon Canyon to Highway 14: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to two lanes of southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

2Day's Birthdays

TV producer Norman Lear is 88. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harvey Fuqua is 81. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 79. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 66. Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 62. Singer Maureen McGovern is 61. Actress Janet Eilber is 59. Actor Julian McMahon is 42. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 38. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn is 36. Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 33. Singer Cheyenne Kimball is 20.

2Day in History

Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2010. There are 157 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican national convention in Chicago.

Ten years ago: Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic called presidential, parliamentary and local elections for the following September. (The election would result in Milosevic’s fall from power.)

Five years ago: NASA said a sizable chunk of foam insulation came flying off the shuttle Discovery’s fuel bank during liftoff, prompting the space agency to ground future shuttle flights until the problem could be fixed.

One year ago:
The presidents of Taiwan and China exchanged direct messages for the first time since the two sides split 60 years earlier.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

16-19-39-44-49 Mega: 26
Draw date: Friday, July 23
Jackpot: $24 million 

SuperLotto
09-13-15-18-25 Mega: 12
Draw date: Saturday, July 24
Jackpot: $13 million

Fantasy 5
16-17-19-23-32
Draw date: Monday, July 26

Daily 4
4-3-5-1
Draw date: Monday, July 26

Daily 3
Midday: 8-4-3
Evening: 2-2-7
Draw date: Monday, July 26

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:41.76
Draw date: Monday, July 26

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