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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010

Posted: December 10, 2010 11:01 p.m.
Updated: December 10, 2010 11:01 p.m.

Beast Holiday Run/Walk for Food

What: Fourth annual holiday scaling of The Beast, a dirt and gravel fire road, to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. $20 pledge earns T-shirt.
When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Whitney Canyon Park, 20303 Newhall Road, Santa Clarita. Near the Highway 14 offramp for Newhall Ave.
Contact: or

Breakfast with Santa
What: Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for holiday stories, breakfast and more. Bring your camera. Costs $20 without registration.
When: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Sports Complex Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 250-1182

‘Jingle Bell Boutique and Fundraiser’
What: Sunshine Preschool hosts a boutique and fundraiser benefiting local charities. Donations for Toys For Toys and the food pantry are accepted.
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 27630 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355

Pet photos with Santa
What: Santa Clarita Pet Assistance hosts pet photos with Santa Claus. Proceeds benefit animal welfare in Santa Clarita.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Pet Supply, 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus
Contact: (661) 260-3140

Community holiday celebration
What: Free holiday festival at Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park. Includes games, holiday crafts, refreshments and a meeting with Santa. Great for all ages.
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: 26233 Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact: (661) 222-9536

Morning storytime

What: Barnes & Noble Bookstore hosts morning storytime for toddlers.
When: Mondays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Where: 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: (661) 254-6604

Support meeting
What: Support group meeting for those affected by fibromyalgia.
When: Second Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 270-1961 or

Book club meeting
What: The Betty Ferguson Foundation book club, called BABE., hosts a free meeting.
When: Second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble Valencia, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 702-8712 or visit

Family day for ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’

What: Edwards Theatre hosts a free family day to celebrate opening of “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Program includes raffle, prizes and games.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Edwards Valencia Stadium 12, 24435 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: Audrey Watts at (661) 260-2960

Kids cooking demonstration
What: Join Chef Reba from Piccolo Chef for a cooking class. Call to reserve a space.
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 287-9050

‘Pit Stops’ signing and reading
What: Michelle Sathe will sign and read her new book “Pit Stops: Crossing the Country with Loren the Rescue Bully,” with a special appearance by Loren the dog.
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Kriser’s For Your Pet, 24272 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-2361 or

VVA Chapter 355
Christmas Party

What: Lost Patrol VVA Chapter 355 hosts its annual Christmas party. Families, friends and veterans welcome.
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Agua Dulce Women’s Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce
Contact: (818) 508-9626

‘Follow the Star’

What: Bethlehem Lutheran Church presents Follow the Star, a live dramatic program that portrays scenes from the life of Christ. Drive or walk through.
When: Today through Sunday from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: 27303 Luther Drive, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-0622

Christmas Concert Series
What: Real Life Church hosts a free gospel and pop benefit concert for the community. Donations will be accepted to help feed hungry children in Haiti.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Real Life Church, 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355

Candlelight Christmas Concert
What: Grace Baptist Church presents the story of Jesus’ birth with the Sanctuary Choir, Praise Orchestra and the Master’s Hands Bell Choir. Free tickets available through the church.
When: Tonight at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.
Where: 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 296-8737

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

‘La Ronde’

What: California Insitute of the Arts School of Theater presents “La Ronde,” a play about sex and class. Tickets are $2 for students, staff and alumni; $10 for public.
When: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Where: CalArts, Ensemble Theater 407, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

‘A Musical Mosaic’
What: College of the Canyons’ four choirs perform together.
When: 8-10 p.m.
Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

2day in history

Today is Saturday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2010. There are 20 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson.

Ten years ago: Shortstop Alex Rodriguez agreed to a $252 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers. (Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees in 2004.)

Five years ago: Thousands of drunken white youths, angered by reports that youths of Lebanese descent had assaulted two lifeguards, attacked police and people they believed were Arab immigrants at a beach in Sydney, Australia; young men of Arab descent retaliated in several Sydney suburbs, fighting with police and smashing cars.

2day's birthdays

Composer Elliott Carter is 102. Actress Rita Moreno is 79. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is 69. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is 67. Rock musician Mike Mesaros (The Smithereens) is 53. Rock musician Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) is 52. Rock musician Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) is 49. Actor Gary Dourdan is 44. Actress-comedian Mo’Nique is 43. Actor Max Martini is 41. Rapper-actor Mos Def is 37. Actor Rider Strong is 31.


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