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Today in the SCV: Thursday, June 21, 2012

Posted: June 21, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 21, 2012 1:55 a.m.

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Blood drive
What: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital hosts a blood drive. Appointment required.
When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: HMNMH/COC Clinical Education Center, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: To register, call 661-253-8888 or visit, sponsor code “henrymayo”

Tyke Hike
What: Toddlers to preteens can learn how to be a big brother or sister and behave safely around newborns. Meet and register in the hospital main lobby at 2:45 p.m. Free.
When: Third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Lobby, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-253-8051

SCV Corvette Club social gathering
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club holds its monthly social gathering.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: 661-373-3703,

Community CPR class
What: The American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR program teaches adult CPR and how to help a choking adult. Open to those who want to learn CPR, but do not need certification. Free; registration required.
When: Third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Human Resources Building, rooms 4 and 5, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-253-8888

Perinatal Loss and Bereavement Support
What: This support group helps anyone who is dealing with a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death in an effort to assure parents that they are not alone in their grief. Free.
When: Third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pavilion meeting room, 25727 McBean Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-253-8051

Leukemia fundraiser, donor testing
What: Family bingo night fundraiser supporting local resident Paul Hammons, who is battling leukemia. Those willing to be a bone marrow donor can get tested with a cheek swab by Be the Match.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: West Ranch High School, 26255 Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch 91381
Contact:, site name: “paulhammons”

SENSES on Main
What: The city’s monthly SENSES on Main program with a 70s theme.
When: 7-11 p.m.
Where: Main Street in Newhall
Contact: 661-250-3787

Signal tip line
Got a news tip? Call The Signal’s tip line: 661-255-1234.

Today is Thursday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2012. There are 193 days left in the year.
On this date in the SCV: In 1978, a 51-car freight train derailed east of Saugus Speedway, causing a half-million dollars in damage. The accident occurred 100 yards away from the spot where Buffalo Tom Vernon derailed a passenger train in 1929 and made off with $380.
Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1942, German forces led by Generaloberst (Colonel General) Erwin Rommel captured the Libyan city of Tobruk during World War II. (Following his victory, Rommel was promoted to Field Marshal; Tobruk was retaken by the Allies in November 1942.) An Imperial Japanese submarine fired shells at Fort Stevens on the Oregon coast, causing little damage.
Ten years ago: The United States team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in South Korea, losing 1-0 to Germany
Five years ago: Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. nuclear envoy, made a rare trip to North Korea in a surprise bid to accelerate international efforts to press the communist government to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
One year ago: Defending national champion South Carolina tied the record for consecutive NCAA tournament wins with a 7-1 victory over Virginia at the College World Series.

Today's Birthday's
Composer Lalo Schifrin is 80. Actor Bernie Kopell is 79. Actor Monte Markham is 77. Comedian Joe Flaherty is 71. Rock singer-musician Ray Davies (The Kinks) is 68. Country singer Leon Everette is 64. Rock musician Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) is 62. Rock musician Nils Lofgren is 61. Actress Robyn Douglass is 59. Actor Leigh McCloskey is 57. Cartoonist Berke Breathed is 55. Actor Doug Savant is 48. Country musician Porter Howell is 48. Actor Michael Dolan is 47. Writer-director Larry Wachowski is 47. Country singer Allison Moorer is 40. Actress Juliette Lewis is 39. Rock musician Mike Einziger (Incubus) is 36. Actor Chris Pratt is 33. Rock singer Brandon Flowers is 31.


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