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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011

Posted: February 13, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: February 13, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

Book swap
What: Swap your used books with others.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-8942

‘Willy Wonka

What: The Canyon Theatre Guild presents a musical based on the book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” $12-$15 juniors/seniors; $15-$17 adults.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 799-2702

‘Frankie and Johnny’
What: The Repertory East Playhouse puts on its latest production, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.” Tickets cost $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors. Mature audiences only.
When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 19
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000

Rose Society meeting
What: The SCV Rose Society hosts a meeting featuring Steve and Susie Jones, who will talk about their world travels and searches for roses. Free.
When: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91350
Contact: Kitty Belendez at rosextckb@aol.com or scvrs.homestead.com

Blues Society acoustic jam
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society hosts its monthly blues jam. Local musicians are welcome to bring their own instrument and jump in. Free.
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: www.scvblues.org

Pageant orientation
What: The 31st annual Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant orientation offers information about the Miss SCV Program for girls as young as 8 years old. Dress to impress.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Lakeshore Clubhouse, 24316 W. Venturi Drive, Valencia
Contact: (661) 252-3232

Love songs concert
When: David Burnham and special guest Karen Fineman Roberts perform love songs. Tickets from $55 to $75.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-5304

2Day's Birthdays

Former test pilot Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager is 88. Actress Kim Novak is 78. Actor George Segal is 77. Actress Carol Lynley is 69. Singer-musician Peter Tork is 69. Actress Stockard Channing is 67. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 67. Singer Peter Gabriel is 61. Singer Henry Rollins is 50. Actor Neal McDonough is 45. Singer Freedom Williams is 45. Actress Kelly Hu is 43. Singer Robbie Williams is 37. Actress Mena Suvari is 32.

2Day in History

Today is Sunday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2011. There are 321 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots.

Ten years ago: A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook El Salvador, killing at least 315 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, one month to the day after another quake killed more than 800 people.

Five years ago: Auditors reported that millions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina disaster aid had been squandered, paying for such items as $375-dollar-a-day beachfront condos.

One year ago: President Barack Obama delivered a video address to the 7th U.S.-Islamic World Forum meeting in Doha, Qatar, as part of his continuing effort to repair strained U.S. relations with the world’s Muslims.

Rat delays Seattle flight

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines had to delay a flight about to leave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a rat was seen scurrying in the cabin.

The airline says the flight from Seattle to Denver had just pulled away from the gate Thursday morning when the little stowaway was spotted. The 737 jetliner returned to the terminal and passengers and crew boarded another plane about 90 minutes later.

Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says the plane won’t be returned to service until maintenance workers make sure the rat didn’t damage equipment or chew any wires — and an exterminator certifies the plane is rodent-free.

Egan says workers also are trying to figure out how the rat got aboard. She says in cold weather, “sometimes rodents can seek shelter in strange places.”

U.K. scouts’ royal kidnap game raises eyebrows
LONDON (AP) — A British scout troop’s outdoor exercise depicting the mock kidnapping of Prince William’s bride-to-be has raised some eyebrows.

The scouts’ annual “quest” in the small English town of Amersham, west of London, last week involved watching an actress playing Kate Middleton being kidnapped by a team of balaclava-clad men, according to a local newspaper. An actor playing Prince William then appealed to the 300 scouts, aged 11 to 13, to help him find his princess.

Most of the scouts spent about eight hours hiking around the area looking for clues to the location of the missing Middleton, according to the Buckinghamshire Advertiser.

The paper quoted event organizer Brian Shelley as saying he did not see anything inappropriate in the rescue-the-princess-themed outing.

“I don’t think it was inappropriate,” Shelley was quoted as saying. “The scouts loved it and found it very amusing.
Nobody raised any concerns on the day, so I’m surprised to hear if there were any.”

News of the game angered some local councilors and led to national media coverage.

Messages seeking comment from the 2nd Amersham Common Scouts were not immediately returned Saturday. Buckingham Palace declined comment on the topic of the mock kidnapping.

William and Middleton are being married April 29 at London’s Westminster Abbey. The government is expected to deploy a major security presence for the event.

California lottery

Mega Millions
8‑9‑17‑32‑34 Mega: 13
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 11
Jackpot: $40 million

SuperLotto
11‑30‑31‑33‑42 Mega: 8
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 12
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
5‑8‑15‑29‑32
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 12

Daily 4
1‑5‑1‑6
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 12

Daily 3
Midday: 4‑5‑7
Evening: 9‑2‑8
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 12

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 11 Money Bag
Race time: 1:44.80
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 12

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