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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Sept. 15

Posted: September 14, 2010 2:05 p.m.
Updated: September 15, 2010 4:30 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.

Blood drive
What: College of the Canyons hosts a blood drive. Walk-ins welcome.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Student Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: Kelly Dapp at (661) 362-3983

Nonprofit fair
What: College of the Canyons hosts its third annual nonprofit fair, which will provide volunteer and service-learning opportunities.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: Jennifer Hauss at (661) 362-3422

‘Project Return’
What: Project Return, a peer support self-help group, hosts a meeting.
When: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Department of Mental Health, 23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 200, Valencia
Contact: (661) 288-4800

‘Business After Hours’

What: Business After Hours networking event hosted by the SCV Chamber of Commerce.
When: Third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: crystalc@scvchamber.com

‘One September Night’
What: Annual wine event benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, featuring wines by Justin Winery. Pre-paid tickets are $75.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 254-3063

Back-to-School Night
What: Valencia High School hosts Back-to-School Night, featuring performances by cheer, dance, ROTC and more; clubs will host fundraisers as well.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355

Tesoro annexation meeting

What: The city of Santa Clarita will host an informational meeting about the potential annexation of Tesoro del Valle.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Advisory Committee meeting

What: The Canyon Country Advisory Committee hosts a meeting covering the high speed rail project, updates on Vista Canyon Ranch and the city of Santa Clarita’s library takeover.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Mint Canyon Moose Family Center Banquet Room, 18000 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 713-9344

‘Cruise Lyons Avenue’
What: Show off your cars, mingle, share with the public. Cruise down Lyons, turn right on Main Street and cruise Old Town where you will park and visit the shops and have dinner at one of the local restaurants.
When: Every third n through October at 7-10 p.m.
Where: Parking lot by Caston’s Appliances on Lyons Avenue
Contact: (661) 255-7087

Hart district meeting
What: The William S. Hart Union High School District hosts its regular board meeting.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: District office, 21515 Centre Pointe Parkway
Contact: www.hartdistrict.org

Benefit rock concert
What: Concert benefiting Community Hiking Club, featuring Crimson Crowbar, GenoE, and local DJ Barry Lanster. Tickets are $15 or $25 for VIP seating.
When: 7:30-11 p.m.
Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321

‘Celebrate Recovery’
What: Meeting for women recovering from anger, co-dependency, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 775-1885

2day in history
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2010. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses against the Luftwaffe, forcing Adolf Hitler to indefinitely postpone his plans to invade Britain.

Ten years ago: The 2000 Summer Olympics opened in Sydney, Australia, with a seemingly endless parade of athletes and coaches and a spectacular display.

One year ago: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the worst recession since the 1930s was “very likely over,” although he cautioned that pain would persist. An unrepentant Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi reporter who’d thrown his shoes at President George W. Bush in Dec. 2008, was freed from prison.

A great reason to just say no
SHIRLEY, New York (AP) — Police on Long Island said a mother left her 1-year-old child alone in a car for more than 40 minutes while she was inside her home smoking marijuana. Police said they got a call at around noon Monday of a toddler that had been left alone in a car parked in front of a home in Shirley.
When they arrived, they found the boy in the backseat and the child’s mother, 43-year-old Karen Edelmann, inside her home smoking pot.
Police said Edelmann was arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, marijuana possession and resisting arrest. She was being held overnight and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday. Police did not know if she had a lawyer.

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