PAGEANT TIME: The 54th annual Miss Garden Grove Scholarship Pageant and the 10th annual Garden Grove Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held Friday at the Marriott Suites Hotel in Garden Grove, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eight young women will compete in the Miss Garden Grove event, which is a preliminary to the Miss America event. Seven girls will be in the outstanding teen pageant.
“MUCH ADO”: Shakespeare Orange County’s presentation of “Much Ado About Nothing” continues this week (Thursday through Sunday) at the Festival Amphitheatre in the Village Green park on Main Street in Garden Grove. Show times are at 8:15 p.m.
SLOW AND FAST: Not a stellar week for new film releases this weekend. Topping the list is “Premium Rush,” a film about a bicycle messenger’s last dangerous ride of the day. It stars Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, who appeared in “The Dark Knight Returns” as a possible successor to Batman. Also opening on Friday are horror flicks “The Apparition” and “The Revenent.”
ANGELS: The Tampa Bay major league baseball team used to be known as the Devil Rays, and certainly have made it hot for the Los Angeles Angels in a forgettable four-game series that concluded Sunday afternoon.
The Rays defeated the Halos 8-3 to complete a sweep of the Halos in Anaheim, dropping the Angels to 62-60, nine games behind the Texas Rangers in the
American League West. Worse that than, the locals are now 4.5 games out in the American League wild card race.
Tampa Bay roughed up Angels starter Zack Greinke (1-2) with four runs in the second and two more in the fifth. The Angels had seven hits, including solo home runs by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.
The Angels will have today (Monday) off as a travel day. They’ll be back in action Tuesday starting a road trip that will take them to Boston for three games, then Detroit for three more. The Halos will return to Anaheim on Aug. 28 to play three against the Red Sox.
HIGH SCHOOL: The prep football season is starting earlier than ever this year, and the earliest starter among teams in the Garden Grove-Stanton, Westminster area is Western, which will visit Costa Mesa on Friday. The Pioneers were 4-6 last year, finishing tied for last in the Empire League. The host Mustangs were 8-3 and took second place in the Orange Coast League.