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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010

Posted: December 4, 2010 10:28 p.m.
Updated: December 5, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Nature center craft fair
What:
The Placerita Canyon Nature Center hosts a craft fair. Make live greenery wreaths, centerpieces, dip candles and more. Costs $2 for kid’s crafts, $12 for wreaths.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-7721 or www.placerita.org

Snow Day
What:
Snow Day Sunday at Ice Station Valencia. Play in the snow, ice skate, drink hot cocoa and meet Santa.
When: 1:30-4 p.m.
Where: 27745 North Smyth Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 775-8686 or www.icestation.net

Hanukkah kids event
What:
Borders Valencia hosts a Hanukkah event for children aged 3-8.
When: 3 p.m.
Where: 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 286-1131

‘Amadeus’
What:
The Repertory East Playhouse hosts the performance, “Amadeus.”
When: Friday and Saturdays: 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Where: Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: www.repeastplayhouse.org

‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’
What:
Saugus High School presents “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” a mystery story set in 1900. Tickets cost $7 at the door.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: West Ranch High School theater, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch 91381

Chinese School open house
What: The SCV Chinese School hosts an open house for families to learn about Chinese language classes.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: SCV International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Castaic 91384
Contact: Principal Li at (661) 505-8020, principal@SCVChineseSchool.com or www.SCVChineseSchool.com

‘Sleighbells and Sandals’
What: The Santa Clarita Master Chorale performs at Valencia United Methodist Church.
When: 3:30 p.m.
Where: 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: www.scmasterchorale.org

Follett family donations
What:
The Railroad Cafe will donate 25 percent of its sales to the Follett family, who lost their Newhall mobile home to a possible arson.
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 24307 Railroad Ave., Newhall

Toy Express comes to town
What:
The Metrolink Holiday Toy Express makes a stop in Santa Clarita. Donate a new, unwrapped toy to Santa and the Spark of Love toy drive. Free hot chocolate and cookies.
When: 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Where: Newhall Station, 24300 Railroad Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: www.metrolinktrains.com

Tree lighting
What:
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital celebrates the lighting of its community holiday tree with music and entertainment.
When: 2-5 p.m.
Where:
23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

Music at Vincenzo’s Pizza
What:
Vincenzo’s Pizza in Newhall hosts live bluegrass music on Saturdays and rock, blues or jazz on Sundays.
When: Saturdays from 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Sundays from 5-8 p.m.
Where: 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-6733

Menorah lighting
What:
Westfield Valencia Town Center lights the menorah.
When: 4 p.m.
Where: 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

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 truck route connector to northbound I-5: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 Newhall Avenue off-ramp: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound I-5: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.; southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound I-5: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (I-5) northbound I-5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.; northbound truck route collector road: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; southbound I-5 Balboa Boulevard offramp: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; up to three lanes of southbound I-5 from Highway 14 to Balboa Blvd: 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.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (I-210) westbound I-210 connector to northbound I-5: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Contact: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/details.php?id=32

Game of the Day
What:
CCCAA State Championship Men’s Soccer
Who: Mt. San Antonio College  at College of the Canyons
When: 10 a.m.
Where: COC Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

2Day's Birthdays

Singer Little Richard is 78. College Football Hall of Famer Jim Plunkett is 63. World Golf Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins is 61. Comedian-actress Margaret Cho is 42. Writer-director Morgan J. Freeman is 41. Actress Alex Kapp Horner is 41. Rock musician Regina Zernay (Cowboy Mouth) is 38. Actress Amy Acker is 34. Actor Nick Stahl is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keri Hilson is 28. Actor Frankie Muniz is 25. Actor Ross Bagley is 22.

2Day in History

Today is Sunday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2010. There are 26 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.

Ten years ago: Florida’s highest court kept the presidential race on the legal fast track, agreeing to a speedy hearing of Democrat Al Gore’s appeal of a ruling that in effect awarded Republican George W. Bush the state’s 25 electoral votes.

Five years ago: French engineer Bernard Planche was kidnapped in Baghdad (he was later freed).

One year ago: A nightclub blaze in Perm, Russia, killed more than 150 people.

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