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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010

Posted: October 2, 2010 10:06 p.m.
Updated: October 3, 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.

Senior Center benefit run
What: A 5K race and 1K Kids-Grandparents Walk through Six Flags Magic Mountain. Funds will help the SCV Senior Center Foundation replace its stolen and damaged meal trucks.
When: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-9444 or visit

Festival of the Arts
What: The Santa Clarita Festival of the Arts is a free outdoor event open to the public. Watch local artists create works of art, from concept to completion.
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Newhall 91321

Pumpkin Festival
What: Lombardi Ranch hosts its 22nd annual Scarecrow Contest. Also includes a pumpkin carving contest, free train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, live music and more.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 296-8697

Friends and Family Day
What: A day of fellowship. Coffee and donuts, classes for all ages, worship service, lunch and desserts and a singing group.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: North Oaks Church of Christ, 27570 Whites Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-2298

Living Grace grand opening
What: Living Grace Christian Fellowship celebrates the grand opening of a new building and its 10-year anniversary with a special service and event.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: 26320 Diamond Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 753-9990

Gentle Barn open house

What: See and play with all kinds of rescued animals while hearing their stories at The Gentle Barn Foundation. Suggested donation of $5 per person.
When: Sundays at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita
Contact: (661) 252-2440 or

Heritage Haunt auditions
What: Open auditions for working the Heritage Haunt. Anyone interested in being an actor or helping out with the nonprofit event can attend.
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321

Bras for a Cause
What: Soroptomist International of SCV presents the seventh annual Bras for a Cause, featuring exotic refreshments, beautifully decorated bras, hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting, silent auction, raffles and more. Tickets are $65.
When: Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Tournament Player’s Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 645-1893 or

Live music
What: Route 66 Classic Grill hosts live bands year-round on the patio.
When: Every Sunday at noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 298-1494

What: The performance group Pilobolus performs as part of its 40th anniversary. Tickets range from $20 to $45.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Learn to curl
What: Ice Station Valencia and the Hollywood Curling Club hosts Learn-to-Curl Clinics for beginners ages 8 to adult. Costs $15 per person, parties of four or more $10 per person. Bring rubber-soled shoes, warm sweater, jacket and gloves.
When: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia 91355

Circus Vargas
What: Circus Vargas returns to Westfield Valencia Town Center. Tickets cost $20-55 for adults, $15-50 for children ages 2-10.
When: Through Oct. 10, except Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Additional shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Where: Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (877) 468-3861 or

2day in history
Today is Sunday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2010. There are 89 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: In 1789, President George Washington declared Nov. 26, 1789, a day of Thanksgiving to express gratitude for the creation of the United States of America.

Ten years ago: In their first debate of the 2000 race for the White House, Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush clashed over tax cuts, Medicare prescription drug benefits and campaign finance.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court (however, she withdrew three weeks later after criticism over her lack of judicial experience and Republican concerns about her conservatism).

2day's birthdays

Author Gore Vidal is 85. Basketball player Marques Haynes is 84. Composer Steve Reich is 74. Singer Alan O’Day is 70. Rock and roll star Chubby Checker is 69. Actor Alan Rachins is 68. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is 67. Magician Roy Horn is 66. Singer Lindsey Buckingham is 61. Jazz musician Ronnie Laws is 60. Blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 59. Signal Online Editor Stephen K. Peeples is 59. Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is 59. Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is 59.



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