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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Posted: September 22, 2010 7:10 p.m.
Updated: September 23, 2010 4:30 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.


Daybreak Toastmasters
What: The Toastmakers regular meeting, where members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.
When: 7-8 a.m.
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: Jenny Nemitz, (661) 703-5226 or e-mail

‘Get Acquainted Breakfast’
What: Breakfast for new members and members look for new ways to become involved with Valley Industrial Association.
When: 7:30-9 a.m.
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Newcomers and friends
What: A coffee for women who are new to the Santa Clarita Valley. Join us for Coffee Corner.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Call for location
Contact: (661) 296-0872

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

Farmer’s Market
What: Purchase locally grown produce and baked goods from professional grocers.
When: Every Thursday at 3-7 p.m.
Where: Old Town Newhall, Newhall 91321

Senior Orchestra seeks players
What: 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

Artist meet and greet
What: Meet and greet Jason Moran, a local abstract photographer and visual artist.
When: 4-7 p.m.
Where: OutWest, 24265 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 255-7087

SCV Improv Festival
What: One week of “madness and insanity” featuring workshops and shows. Support local actors and artists.
When: Through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Where: The SCV Space, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Suite 120, Valencia 91355

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour with SCV Chamber of Commerce for the Newhall County Water District’s new headquarters.
When: 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: 23780 N. Pine St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-3610

Young Entrepreneurs meeting
What: The Small Business Development Center hosts an informational meeting for its Young Entrepreneur’s Program. Free registration and food. Meet a panel of entrepreneurs and learn the basics of marketing presentation. For ages 14-27. Limited space; RSVP to reserve a seat.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 107, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-5900 or e-mail

Charity night

What: Goddess Charity Night will benefit Single Mothers Outreach of Santa Clarita with events and activities including martinis for the cause, raffle, snacks, book signing, five-minute stress management and mini-services. Free admission. RSVP requested.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Balance Point Spa, 18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-0650

Back-to-School Night
What: Canyon High School hosts back-to-school night, featuring performances by the band and choir.
When: 6:45-9 p.m.
Where: 19300 Nadal St., Canyon Country 91351

A Night of One-Acts
What: Valencia High School Theatre Department puts on two one-act plays, featuring “Waiting for Lefty” by Clifford Odets and “Women and Wallace” by Jonathan Marc Sherman. Admission is $5 for students, $10 for adults.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Valencia High School theater, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: or (661) 294-1188, ext. 522

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 Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: (Highway 14) southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 truck route connector to northbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; southbound Highway 14 Newhall Avenue off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Interstate 5) northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; northbound Interstate 5 Sierra Highway on-ramp: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; up to three lanes of southbound Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Boulevard: 11:59 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.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m. to 11:59 a.m.; one lane of southbound Interstate 5 truck route collector road: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


2day in history
Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2010. There are 99 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.

Ten years ago: At the Sydney Olympics, Maurice Greene took the men’s 100-meter in 9.87 seconds; Marion Jones won the women’s 100 final in 10.75 seconds. (However, in 2007, Jones forfeited the medals she’d won in Sydney after she admitted taking a designer steroid.) Commentator Carl T. Rowan died in Washington at age 75.

One year ago: President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly, where he challenged world leaders to shoulder more of the globe’s critical burdens, warning they could no longer castigate the U.S. as a go-it-alone bully while still demanding it cure all ills.

2day's birthdays
Actor Mickey Rooney is 90. Actress Margaret Pellegrini (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 87. Singer Julio Iglesias is 67. Actor Paul Petersen (“The Donna Reed Show”) is 65. Actress-singer Mary Kay Place is 63. Rock star Bruce Springsteen is 61. Rock musician Leon Taylor (The Ventures) is 55. Actress Rosalind Chao is 53. Golfer Larry Mize is 52. Actor Jason Alexander is 51. Actor Chi McBride is 49. Actress Elizabeth Pena is 49.


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