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Today in the SCV: June 16, 2012

Posted: June 16, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 16, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

Bird walk
What: A bird walk to learn about the northern migration of birds. Free. Beinning birders are welcome and binoculars optional.
When: 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, 24335 The Old Road, Newhall 91321
Contact: http://lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=10

Blood drive
What: Donate a pint of blood and receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. Call to schedule an appointment.
When: Third Saturday of the month, 9-11:30 a.m.; 1-3 p.m.
Where: Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 26357 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: 818-847-4433, www.pscvmp.givesblood.org

Chili cook-off
What: The Broken Tail Chili Cook-off fundraiser to benefit St. Bonnie's Sanctuary and the Lange Foundation. $20 to enter chili.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Vu, 22505 8th St., Newhall 91321
Contact: 661-255-7833

LifeForward workshop for SCV women
What: Workshop designed for at-risk women. Family law attorney Erin Dixon presents "Income Sources for Child Support." Free; registration requested.
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country 91351
Contact: www.singlemothersoutreach.org/lifeforward

Water conservation class
What: Valencia Water Company customers who want the latest valuable tips on how to conserve water inside and outside their homes can attend a free class and receive a $30 credit on their water bill.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Community Room at Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-294-0828, www.valenciawater.com

‘Music ‘n the Park'
What: Music is presented monthly at Hart Park. Today's concert features jazz and blues. Free.
When: 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: William S. Hart Park picnic grounds, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321

Cross Town Cowboys at OutWest
What: The Cross Town Cowboys play a concert. Reservations required. A $15 donation includes light refreshments.
When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m.
Where: OutWest Western Boutique, 24265 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: 661-255-7087, www.scvoutwest.com

‘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: www.repeastplayhouse.org or 661-288-0000

Today is Saturday, June 16, the 168th day of 2012. There are 198 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1998, an advisory committee dropped the Santa Clara River as a nominee for the federal American Heritage Rivers Initiative, a program designed to help restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

Today's Highlight in History: On June 16, 1812, the City Bank of New York (later Citibank) opened for business.

Ten years ago: French conservatives won a landslide victory in legislative elections. A runaway winner again in the U.S. Open following his victory at the Masters, Tiger Woods became the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to capture the first two major championships of the year.

One year ago: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., announced his resignation from Congress, bowing to the furor caused by his sexually charged online dalliances with a former porn actress and other women.

Actor Bill Cobbs is 77. Author Joyce Carol Oates is 74. Country singer Billy "Crash" Craddock is 73. Songwriter Lamont Dozier is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Levert is 70. Actress Joan Van Ark is 69. Actor Geoff Pierson is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer James Smith (The Stylistics) is 62. Boxing Hall of Famer Roberto Duran is 61. Pop singer Gino Vannelli is 60. Actress Laurie Metcalf is 57. Model-actress Jenny Shimizu is 45. Actor James Patrick Stuart is 44. Actor Clifton Collins Jr. is 42. Actor John Cho is 40. Actor Eddie Cibrian is 39. Actress China Shavers is 35. Actress Missy Peregrym is 30. Actress Olivia Hack is 29. Singer Diana DeGarmo ("American Idol") is 25. Pop-rock musician Ian Keaggy (Hot Chelle) is 25.

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