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Today in the SCV: Saturday Aug. 11, 2012

Posted: August 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Run for Haiti 5K

What: A race to benefit Children of the Nations. All proceeds go toward projects addressing housing and schools for children in Haiti. Prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishers in several age divisions. Entry fee is $25, includes T-shirt for first 400 registered runners.

When: Registration 7:30 a.m., race 9 a.m.

Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA

Contact: Robert at Drobert770@sbcglobal.net or go to cotni.org/events/78.

Silent Under the Stars

What: Western-style dinner, tour of the Hart Collection, silent auction and screening of “The Whistle.” Tickets cost $50.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Hart Hall, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321

Contact: Purchase tickets at
www.friendsofhartpark.org,
661-222-9542

‘Concerts in the Park’

What: The city of Santa Clarita presents Concerts in the Park. Tonight’s featured artist is 12-piece Motown, soul, classic and current R&B group The Durell Coleman Band.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 91350

Contact: arts.santa-clarita.com,
661-250-3787

‘The Sound of Music’

What: Santa Clarita Regional Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit Broadway musical “The Sound of Music.” Tickets cost $12-29.

When: 8 p.m. on Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, through Aug. 12

Where: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-799-2702 for reservations; www.canyontheatre.org

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

What: Canyon Theatre Guild presents jukebox musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Tickets cost $15-17.

When: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, through Aug. 31

Where: Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse, 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321

Contact: 661-799-2702,
www.canyontheatre.org

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Today in history

Today is Saturday, Aug. 11, the 224th day of 2012. There are 142 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1991, it was announced that stunt man Spanky Spangler would undertake the first challenge of Fox’s “The Ultimate Challenge” at Saugus Speedway. Spangler, a famous Hollywood stunt man claimed that he devised new stunts specifically for the show.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 11, 1962, Andrian Nikolayev became the Soviet Union’s third cosmonaut to fly in space as he was launched on a 94-hour flight.

Ten years ago: Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, a bioweapons expert under scrutiny for anthrax-laced letters, fiercely denied any involvement and said he had cooperated with the investigation. (Hatfill was never charged, and the Justice Department ended up agreeing to pay $5.8 million to settle a lawsuit Hatfill had brought against the government for wrongly implicating him.) US Airways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (US Airways emerged from bankruptcy in 2003, but returned to it in 2004 before re-emerging in 2005.) Karrie Webb won her third Women’s British Open title.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush welcomed French President Nicolas Sarkozy to his family’s estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won an easy and expected victory in a high-profile Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll. Funerals were held in Newark, N.J., for three college or college-bound students shot to death in a schoolyard. Big Ben’s bongs fell silent as workers began a month of maintenance work on the iconic London clock and its world-famous bell.

One year ago: Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly during an eight-candidate Republican debate in Ames, Iowa; Mitt Romney sought to stay above the fray as he focused on President Barack Obama, saying, “Our president simply doesn’t understand how to lead and how to grow the economy.”

 

Birthdays

Actress Arlene Dahl is 84. Songwriter-producer Kenny Gamble is 69. Rock musician Jim Kale (Guess Who) is 69. Magazine columnist Marilyn Vos Savant is 66. Country singer John Conlee is 66. Singer Eric Carmen is 63. Computer scientist and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is 62. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 59. Singer Joe Jackson is 58. Playwright David Henry Hwang is 55. Actor Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is 48. Actress Viola Davis is 47. Actor Duane Martin is 47. Actor-host Joe Rogan is 45. Rhythm-and-blues musician Chris Dave is 44. Actress Anna Gunn is 44. Actress Ashley Jensen is 44. Rock guitarist Charlie Sexton is 44. Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad is 42. Actor Will Friedle is 36. Rapper Chris Kelly (Kris Kross) is 34. Actress Merritt Wever (TV: “Nurse Jackie”) is 32. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 29. Rock musician Heath Fogg (Alabama Shakes) is 28. Singer J-Boog is 27. Rapper Asher Roth is 27. Actress Alyson Stoner is 19.

 

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