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Today in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

Posted: August 19, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: August 19, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

Care for Your Heart Health Fair
What: Free cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure checks, body fat/BMI analysis, oxygen saturation and carbon monoxide monitoring. Free.
When: 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 253-8060

MOMS Club meeting
What: The MOMS Club of Valencia Westridge holds its monthly membership meeting. Free. MOMS Club offers play groups for all ages, monthly moms nights out and other activities for stay-at-home moms and their kids.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Horizon Clubhouse, 26960 Sycamore Meadow Drive, Valencia 91355
Contact: wstrdgmoms@yahoo.com

Movie in the Park
What: Watch a family-friendly movie under the stars. Free refreshments. Bring a blanket and dress warmly.
When: Movie starts at sunset
Where: Richard Rioux Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact: (661) 222-9536

Rock Candy anniversary show
What: Rock Candy Music and More, an independent record store, celebrates its one-year anniversary with performances by local musicians and bands Synthetic Colours, James Marcus, Nathaniel Dobies, Danny Get Down, The New Revive and Moonraker. Free.
When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: 28124 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: (661) 263-9800

Jazz and Blues concert

What: The annual Jazz and Blues concert series featuring jazz musicians, food and kid games. Free.
When: Friday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. through Aug. 26
Where: Town Center Drive in Valencia
Contact: www.valenciajazzandblues.com

‘Assassins’
What:
The SCV Actors Group presents “Assassins,” a comedy musical about the assassinations of U.S. presidents. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students. Seating is extremely limited; reserve tickets early.
When: Today and tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Where: SCV Space, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350
Contact: scvactorsgroup@gmail.com

‘The Boys Next Door’
What: The Repertory East Playhouse presents “The Boys Next Door,” a humorous and inspiring drama directed by Jeff Johnson. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $17 for students and seniors.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or www.repeastplayhouse.org

AARP driver-safety program
What: Qualifies participants 55 and over for three-year automobile-insurance credit. Costs $12 for AARP members, $14 nonmembers. Registration requested.
When: Today at 1-5 p.m.; Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 259-9444

Today in History

Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2011. There are 134 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 19, 1991, Soviet hard-liners made the stunning announcement that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. (The coup attempt collapsed two days later with Gorbachev temporarily restored as leader until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in Dec. 1991.)

One year ago: The last American combat brigade exited Iraq, seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion began.

Birthdays

Actor and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson is 69. Former President Bill Clinton is 65. Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore, is 63. Rock musician John Deacon (Queen) is 60. Actor-director Jonathan Frakes is 59. Actor Peter Gallagher is 56. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Anthony Munoz is 53. TV reporter Tabitha Soren is 44. Country singer-songwriter Mark McGuinn is 43. Actor Matthew Perry is 42. Rapper Romeo is 22.

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