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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Posted: June 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 23, 2011 1:55 a.m.

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

Farmers market
What: Meet and mingle with local artists in Old Town Newhall, enjoy live music, stroll farmers market, light refreshments, food and drink specials.
When: 3-7 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Newhall 91321

City Transit input workshop
What: The city gathers community feedback on proposed improvements to the McBean Regional Transit Center Park-and-Ride.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Century Room, Suite 150, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: James Tong at (661) 255-4366

Coping with loss
What: A free community presentation on the tools and skills needed for working through significant emotional loss.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Christ Lutheran Church, Education Center, 25816 Tournament Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 733-0692 or

A Light of Hope
What: Support group meeting for youth and young adults (13-26) and their families struggling with substance abuse issues or self-destructive behaviors.
When: Thursdays from 7:30–9 p.m.
Where: 21618 Golden Triangle Road, Suite 207 (parents/family) and Suite 105 (youth/young adults), Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 513-4325,,

‘Obsessive Reductive’
What: Art exhibit featuring the post-minimalist paintings and sculptures of five artists. Free.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons Art Gallery, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Don’t go there
: The city of Santa Clarita will conduct repair work to remove and replace damaged crosswalks.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through July 1
Where: Golden Valley Road at Valley Center Drive in Canyon Country
Contact: (661) 255-4363

2Day's Birthdays
Singer Diana Trask is 71. Musical conductor James Levine) is 68. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 63.  “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 55. Actress Frances McDormand is 54. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 41. Actress Selma Blair is 39. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 36. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 34. Rock singer Duffy is 27. Country singer Katie Armiger is 20.

2Day in History

Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2011. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1961, the Antarctic Treaty, intended to ensure that the continent would be used only for peaceful purposes, came into force.

Ten years ago:
Pope John Paul II arrived in Ukraine, seeking to reconcile divisions between Catholics and the Orthodox Church.

Five years ago:
  Vice President Dick Cheney denounced the revelation of an anti-terrorism program that tapped into an immense international database of confidential financial records.

One year ago:
Following Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s criticism of the Obama administration in a Rolling Stone magazine profile, President Barack Obama named Gen. David Petraeus to replace the Afghanistan commander.


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