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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Posted: March 17, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: March 17, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

Online marketing made simple
What: This course from the Small Business Development Center covers effective ways to generate business using online marketing tools. Costs $30 with a $2 parking fee.
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 272, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-5900 or sbdc@canyons.edu

High school art exhibit
What: Featuring dozens of paintings, photos, sculptures and more by local high school students and staff. Free.
When: Mondays through Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: COC Art Gallery, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-3612

Interviewing skills
What: The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a workshop about job interviews and dressing for interviews.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: University Center Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-9675

Farmers market
What: Purchase locally grown produce and baked goods from professional grocers.
When: Every Thursday from 3-7 p.m.
Where: Main Street in downtown Newhall

Arts Commission meeting
What: The city’s Arts Commission hosts its regular meeting.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: www.santa-clarita.com

Saugus High School open house
What: Saugus High School hosts an open house for incoming eighth-graders. Lots of events, including speakers, art exhibits and demonstrations from student groups.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 297-3900

Women in politics
What: Keynote speaker Patty Hobbs, president of the National Federation of Democratic Women, addresses issues surrounding women in politics. Free.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Caruso’s II Italian Restaurant, 18340 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: Minerva Williams at (661) 295-9318 or e-mail minwilli@gmail.com

Game of the Day
Who: College of the Canyon softball vs. Citrus College (doubleheader)
What: Western State Conference contest
When: 1 and 3 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons softball field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

2Day's Birthdays

 Jazz/New Age musician Paul Horn is 81. The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 78. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 70. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 68. Actor Kurt Russell is 60. Actor Gary Sinise is 56. Actor Christian Clemenson is 53. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 52. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 44. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 39. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 19.

2Day in History
Today is Thursday, March 17, the 76th day of 2011. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day.

Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1861, Victor Emmanuel II was proclaimed the first king of a united Italy.

Ten years ago: OPEC decided to curtail its official output by four percent, or one million barrels of oil a day, in an effort to halt a recent slide in oil prices, a decision the Bush administration called “disappointing.”

Five years ago:
Federal regulators reported the deaths of two women in addition to four others who had taken the abortion pill RU-486.

One year ago: Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter became the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue Congress if it passed health reforms requiring residents to buy insurance.

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