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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, July 29, 2010

Posted: July 28, 2010 7:35 p.m.
Updated: July 29, 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.

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

COC first-year experience
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: 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

Braille InstituteMobile Solutions
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired. Services include the sale of assistive devices, library services registration and resource referrals. Appointment required.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-9444, ext. 125

Project Returnpeer-group support
Self-help group for people who recognize they have a mental illness.
When: Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon
Where: Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 200, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 600-4689

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome.
When: Thursdays at 4 p.m,
Where: Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977

Think and Drink Thursdays
Work puzzles of all kinds. Slurp special refreshments.
When: 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Newhall Library, 22704 W. Ninth St., Newhall 91321
Contact: Paul Hock at (661) 259-0750

United Soccer League games
The city hosts the United Soccer Leagues’ Women’s Championship presented by Umbro. $10 advance purchase for championship pass.
When: Semifinal game 1 at 5 p.m. and game 2 at 8 p.m.
Where: Canyon High School, 19300 Nadal St., Canyon Country 91351
Contact: Russell Sypowicz (661) 286-4079 or

‘Gallery Night’
EXIT Realty SCV hosts a Gallery Night with fine art, wine and beverages. RSVPs appreciated.
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: EXIT Realty SCV, 23734 Valencia Blvd. Suite 307, Valencia 91355
Contact: Barbara at (661) 254-3948

Republican Women Federated
A special evening meeting with Joe Messina speaking on the November propositions. Costs $15 with hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy Suites, 28508 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 299-1834 or (661) 253-4588

Paseo Club golf mixer
The Paseo Club hosts a golf-themed mixer, featuring special gusts Jodi Walker and Matt Pavin. Includes fitness and golf training demos, complimentary drinks and appetizers. Must RSVP.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: Melissa McAvoy at (661) 257-0044 ext. 110 or

‘Love Letters’
The Repertory East Playhouse hosts a special, limited engagement performance of “Love Letters” with Tony Dow (“Leave it to Beaver”) and Janice Kent (“Diary of a Single Mom”). Admission is $20.
When: Through July 31 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or

Don’t go there
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 Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: Highway 14: southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to two lanes of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to three lanes of southbound Highway 14 from Sierra Highway to Interstate 5: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Interstate 210: westbound Interstate 210 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Interstate 5: northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to eastbound Interstate 210: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.; up to three lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.; up to two lanes of southbound Interstate 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.

2Day's Birthdays
Comedian “Professor” Irwin Corey is 96. Actor Robert Horton is 86. Former Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole is 74. Rock musician Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) is 64. Marilyn Tucker Quayle, wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle, is 61. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 57. Style guru Tim Gunn is 57. Actor Wil Wheaton is 38. Hip-hop DJ/music producer Danger Mouse is 33. Actress Allison Mack is 28. Actor Matt Prokop is 20.

2Day in History

Today is Thursday, July 29, the 210th day of 2010. There are 155 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (However, the couple divorced in 1996.)

Ten years ago: Yasser Arafat set off on a multi-country tour to drum up support for the Palestinians in the Middle East peace process.

Five years ago:
The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S.-sponsored resolution expanding U.N. sanctions against al-Qaida terrorists and Afghanistan’s former Taliban rulers to affiliates and splinter groups.

One year ago: Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a 10-year Internet search partnership, taking on the overwhelming dominance of Google in the online advertising market.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

2-7-10-16-29 Mega: 8
Draw date: Tuesday, July 27
Jackpot: $33 million

19-25-26-27-33 Mega: 9
Draw date: Wednesday, July 28
Jackpot: $13 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, July 28

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, July 28

Daily 3
Midday: 1-6-7
Evening: 9-6-0
Draw date: Wednesday, July 28

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:49.59
Draw date: Wednesday, July 28


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