Family Time
August, 2010 - Issue #70
Nostalgic Creations 250-0555
Nostalgic Creations 250-0555
Schedule a Field Trip to Mountasia
Day camp field trips are more fun when you visit Mountasia Fun Center! Summer dates are still available and with discounted camp rates your group is guaranteed a good time. Call today for more information and to make your reservation; 253-4FUN

20 Great New Reasons to Subscribe to The Signal
You already know that Santa Clarita's hometown newspaper, The Signal, is the best source for daily community news and national headlines. But what you might not know is that it pays to subscribe. With your new subscription (only $6.25 a month!), you'll score a $20 gift card to a retailer of your choice. Options include Home Depot, Outback, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, Macy's, Barnes & Noble, CVS Pharmacy, Old Navy, Pottery Barn, Chili's, Marshall's and Macaroni Grill; 259-1000

Creative Years is Now Enrolling for the Fall Semester
Creative Years full-day preschool operates from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents are free to use the hours they need on a two through five-day schedule. The education professionals at Creative Years are focused on helping your child become ready for Kindergarten. They know that children need to have the emotional stability, strong social skills and basic understanding of the academic skills that will be covered. The staff achieves these goals through fun and challenging activities that keep your child's interest. School begins on August 16, so log onto their website today for a virtual tour; 254-0718

Take a Ride on the Summer Beach Bus
Ready to take a relaxing trip to the beach without dealing with hectic traffic? Let City of Santa Clarita Transit do the driving! Hop on the Summer Beach Bus and enjoy a relaxing ride to the Santa Monica shore for $3 each way, per person. The Summer Beach Bus will be in operation on Saturdays and Sundays through September 5, with four departure locations in Santa Clarita: Via Princessa Metrolink, Oak Creek Park 'N Ride, Newhall Metrolink and the McBean Transfer Station. Find arrival and departure times, route information and more about the Summer Beach Bus at

Get Ready for the Summer Road Trip
Great Deals on Vehicle Maintenance

When's the last time you only paid $9.95 for an oil change? At Nostalgic Creations, a full-service auto repair shop on Ruether Avenue in Santa Clarita, you can get your car in peak performance - for a lot less - before you hit the high road. Nostalgic Creations also offers $29.95 AC service, a $49.95 tune-up special, a $59.95 brake special (front or rear) and a $69.95 transmission flush. The price may vary a bit depending on your kind of ride, and you'll want to call ahead to schedule service - because prices this low are sure to be popular (prices good through September 30, 2010); 250-0555

Is your Teen a VIP?
VIP Membership Now Open for New School Year

Visions in Progress (VIP) is the City of Santa Clarita's Youth Advisory Committee. VIP contributes their ideas, opinions and recommendations for solutions on city activities, projects, issues and decisions relating to the teens of the City of Santa Clarita. Through VIP, youth have the opportunity to develop leadership skills in addition to learning how our local city government operates. Activities include meeting with city officials and department staff, excursions to various Santa Clarita sites, topical workshops and community service opportunities. VIP is open to all Santa Clarita Valley high school students, and is always looking for new members. VIP meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Join by attending a VIP meeting and submitting a completed membership form; 250-3708

The "Good Neighbor" Corner

GNP of SCV (Valencia Pharmacy, Valencia Town Center Pharmacy and Saugus Drugs & Hallmark) would like to invite the community to help support our seniors in need. On June 6, someone broke into the SCV Senior Center, rammed one Home Delivered Meal Truck into the fence and stole another. The damage is estimated at about $100,000.

The Senior Center's staff and volunteers are working extra hard to make meal deliveries, but they are devastated that someone would steal a truck from a nonprofit organization that provides a lifeline to homebound seniors.

For information on how you can help, please visit the Senior Center Foundation's website at or contact Kathy Crone at 259-9444.

Balance your Family with a New Career
Administrative Medical Assistant Program Offered through COC's Community Education

Community Education at College of the Canyons is offering a new training program in the fall of 2010. Students can enroll and complete an administrative medical assistant training program in 11 weeks.

The administrative medical assistant program is offered in collaboration with Boston Reed College and is designed for working adults. The classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning October 4 at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus.

The program is affordable compared to other vocational training schools in Santa Clarita. At a cost of $1,775, the fee includes books and supplies. A free information session about a career as an administrative medical assistant is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, at the Valencia campus in Aliso Hall, room 101. The information session is not required to register for the program; 362-3300
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