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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Posted: April 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Super Jazz at the Ranch
A competitive jazz festival featuring about 20 high school and collegiate jazz bands, including ensembles from Santa Clarita, UCLA, CSU Long Beach, CSUN, Moorpark College and Riverside Community College. $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors.
When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: West Ranch High School, 26255 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact: Bob Babko at (661) 222-1220, ext. 645 or

Bird hike
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority host a two-hour early-morning bird hike. Beginners are welcome, and bring binoculars. Program is free. Parking is $7.
When: 8 a.m.
Where: Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Santa Clarita 91321
Contact: (310) 828-7272, ext. 131 or visit

Walk for Hope
Seventh annual benefit walk for Circle of Hope. Includes car show, vendors and food. Individuals, teams and dogs welcome. Registration for the walk costs $15-25.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Castaic Lake Lower Lagoon, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic 91384

AARP driver safety program
Qualifies participants 55 and over for three-year automobile-insurance credit. Costs $12 for AARP members, $14 nonmembers. Registration requested.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-9444

Landscape class
The Castaic Lake Water Agency hosts a free landscape-education class about irrigation basics. RSVP required.
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Agency office, 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: RSVP to (661) 513-1230

E-waste disposal
Free, all-valley electronic-waste disposal event hosted by Hart High School. Bring your old computers, TVs, keyboards and other electronics.
When: Today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Home Depot, 28003 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-7575

Careers expo
A career-exploration fair for students of all ages with 15 different industry sectors and lots of activities.
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Zonta LifeForward workshop
: As part of a series of free workshops, Zonta presents a session about borrowing basics. Free child care available for participants who register at least a week in advance. Free for local women.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country 91351
Contact: or

Community gardens Arbor Day
Community Gardens of Santa Clarita celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting, garden tours and children’s activities.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350

Play Day
A free day of fun and developmentally appropriate activities for young children.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons Honor Grove, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 644-2752 or

MOMS Club open house
The MOMS Club of Canyon Country South holds a spring open house. Festivities will include an Easter egg hunt, food, drinks and activities for the family.
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Fair Oaks Ranch Park, 17468 Honey Maple St., Canyon Country 91387
Contact: (661) 554-7268; or

Arakaki family benefit
Fundraiser to help offset the medical costs of Lisa Arakaki, who suffered a brain aneurism. Raffles, food and music. Gift certificate and raffle donations accepted.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Albertson’s, 27631 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: Kristen Paar at (661) 295-1060

Cancer Society birthday bash
The American Cancer Society holds a birthday bash featuring live music, face painting and desserts. Free.
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: The Patios at Westfield Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355
Contact: Jen Minard at (818) 652-2505 or

Art show
What: Fundraiser art show for Relay For Life.
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Eternal Art Tattoo, 18436 Sierra Highway, Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 298-0897

‘Cinderella: The Panto’
What: Acton/Agua Dulce Arts Council and Theatre Britain present “Cinderella: The Panto.” Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $7 for ages 12 and under.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Acton Elementary School, 32248 Crown Valley Road, Acton
Contact: Ginger at (661) 268-0617

‘Little Women,’ ‘Social Security’
What: The Canyon Theatre Guild hosts its productions of “Little Women” and “Social Security.”
When: “Little Women” at 2 p.m.; “Social Security” at 8 p.m.
Where: 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 799-2702 or

Hair show and auction
What: Benefiting the Invisible Children Foundation, which aids children in Uganda forced into gang-type violence.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Shannon Hair Salon, 25377 Wayne Mills Place, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 799-7272

What: The Almost Free Family Series presents “Seussical.”
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 362-5304 or

‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
What: Repertory East Playhouse performs “The Diary of Anne Frank.” General admission is $20, and $17 for seniors and students with ID.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000;

2Day's Birthdays

Pope Benedict XVI is 84. Actor Peter Mark Richman is 84. Singer Bobby Vinton is 76. Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II is 71. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 64. NFL coach Bill Belichick is 59. Actress Ellen Barkin is 57. Rock musician Jason Scheff is 49. Singer Jimmy Osmond is 48. Rock singer David Pirner is 47. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 46. Actor Jon Cryer is 46. Rock musician Dan Rieser is 45. Actor Peter Billingsley is 40. Actor Lukas Haas is 35.

2Day in History

Today is Saturday, April 16, the 106th day of 2011. There are 259 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 16, 1789, President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Va., for his inauguration in New York.

Ten years ago: Israel launched an air strike against a strategic Syrian radar station in Lebanon, killing three Syrian soldiers.

One year ago:
The U.S government accused Wall Street’s most powerful firm of fraud, saying Goldman Sachs & Co. had sold mortgage investments without telling buyers the securities were crafted with input from a client who was betting on them to fail. (In July 2010, Goldman agreed to pay $550 million in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but did not admit legal wrongdoing.)

California Lottery
Mega Millions

22‑23‑33‑39‑48 Mega: 29
Draw date: Friday, April 15
Jackpot: $72 million

13‑22‑27‑29‑42 Mega: 25
Draw date: Wednesday, April 13
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, April 15

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, April 15

Daily 3
Midday: 7‑9‑7
Evening: 1‑4‑7
Draw date: Friday, April 15

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:46.64
Draw date: Friday, April 15


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