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Today in the SCV: Saturday, June 2, 2012

Posted: June 2, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 2, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Fight It! benefit walk
What: JCI Santa Clarita Valley present the 11th annual Fight It! 5K Race with 10K and 1K to benefit the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund. Registration required.
When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91351
Conact: or

Photography workshop
What: Ted Dayton will teach participants about composition, exposure and how to process images using Photoshop in this free black and white photo workshop. Bring a digital SLR camera, tripod, and laptop installed with Photoshop. RSVP requested.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Lowe's, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Scout expo
What: Boy Scouts of America holds its second annual Scout Expo. Young men ages 6-21 and women 14-21 are invited.
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Bridgeport Marketplace, Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355

Water Safety Expo
What: The Los Angeles County Fire Department hosts a free Water Safety Expo. The expo will feature food trucks, games, entertainment, giveaways and lessons about water safety.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Fire Station 126, 26320 Citrus St., Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-287-3690

Asthma and allergy screening
What: A nationwide screening program sponsored by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Learn if you are at risk for asthma or find the cause of your nasal allergies. Refreshments served.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital COC Education Center - Pavilion Building, 25727 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: Dr. Farhadian at 661-259-6996

Blues Festival
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Festival featuring a blues, car show, kids zone and firetruck rides. Free.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Mountain View Park, 28502 Seco Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91390

Barbecue and salsa showdown
What: Barbecue and salsa booths, a Kid's Zone, food and drink vendors, live music, race car displays games, retail vendors, military displays, LASD Department displays and more. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-14, free to children 6 and under, and includes a BBQ/salsa tasting card. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Southern California, 999 for Kids, Wives Behind the Badge and LASD Motorsports.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic 91384
Contact:,, 661-294-6309

‘Willy Wonka Jr.'
What: Rosedell Elementary School's drama club presents "Willy Wonka Jr."
When: noon
Where: Rosedell Elementary School, 27853 Urbandale Ave., Saugus 91350
Contact: 661-294-5335

The Gentle Barn
What: The Gentle Barn visits Whole Foods Market Valencia for a meet-and-greet with some of its farm animals. Free.
When: 1-5 p.m.
Where: Whole Foods Market Valencia, 24130 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-260-2377 ext.210

SCVi ‘Kids Creating Art' festival
What: Community-wide art festival showcasing the talents of local youth. Demos, live music, games, hands-on activities and more. Free admission; wristband to participate in games and activities costs $7.50.
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Suite 200, Castaic 91384

Bowman graduation
What: Bowman High School's class of 2012 graduation.
When: 5 p.m.
Where: COC Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-259-0033

Martin Short
What: Comedian and performer Martin Short live. Tickets are $55, $70 and $85.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact:, 661-362-5304

‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical'
What: A performance of the country-rock and blues musical "The Great American Trailer Park Musical." Tickets are $21 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors.
When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays through June 16
Where: The Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: or 661-288-0000

Today is Saturday, June 2, the 154th day of 2012. There are 212 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1990, a recall drive to oust City Councilman Howard “Buck” McKeon was launched by a pair of residents, one of whom was a former City Council candidate. They claimed that McKeon was too pro-development and did not serve the community.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI; it was the first such ceremony to be televised.

Ten years ago: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat offered Cabinet posts to militant groups as part of a government reshuffle. A fire broke out at Buckingham Palace, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people and marring the four-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 50 years on the throne.

Actor Milo O’Shea is 87. Actress-singer Sally Kellerman is 75. Actor Ron Ely is 74. Actor Stacy Keach is 71. Rock musician Charlie Watts is 71. Singer William Guest (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 71. Actor Charles Haid is 69. Composer Marvin Hamlisch is 68. Movie director Lasse Hallstrom is 66. Actor Jerry Mathers is 64. Actress Joanna Gleason is 62. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 58. Comedian Dana Carvey is 57. Actor Gary Grimes is 57. Pop musician Michael Steele is 57. Rock singer Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) is 52. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 44. Rapper B-Real (Cypress Hill) is 42. Actress Paula Cale is 42. Actor Anthony Montgomery is 41. Actor-comedian Wayne Brady is 40. Actor Wentworth Miller is 40. Rock musician Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane) is 36. Actor Zachary Quinto is 35. Actor Dominic Cooper is 34. Actress Nikki Cox is 34. Actor Justin Long is 34. Actor Deon Richmond is 34. Actress Morena Baccarin is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Irish Grinstead is 32. Rock musician Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) is 32. Country singer Dan Cahoon is 29. Actress Brittany Curran is 22.


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