Family Time
June, 2017 - Issue #153
ESCAPE Theatre Presents
"SHREK The Musical"

ESCAPE Theatre invites you to attend "SHREK" June 16 to June 18 and June 23 and June 24 at the beautiful Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Opening like a storybook, this musical adventure begins with Shrek narrating the story on his seventh birthday. As Shrek grows up, he is interrupted by more than 28 fairytale characters that show up and want to live in his swamp. Shrek decides to take a journey to see Lord Farquaad in order to get his swamp back.

Follow the adventures of Shrek, his sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and everyone's favorite fairytale creatures. This all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza features over 300 youth and teens from the SCV. Enjoy a live orchestra, beautiful sets and costumes, plus a whole load of skunks, sunflowers, mice, Duloc people, witches, pirates, freaky fairies and pigs. That is "SHREK the Musical" - ESCAPE style!
Call or log onto for tickets. And don't forget: This summer, ESCAPE will be doing "Grease" on August 4 and August 5. Their next season includes "The Music Man" and "Oliver." Interested in participating or want more info? Give 'em a call.

"I can't thank Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts enough for everything you have done for my sons. My son Javier started at SCSOPA two years ago and in that time he has gone from a quiet four year old to a confident six year old. Javier has taken classes in improv, commercial acting and many others. Because of SCSOPA, not only does Javier have an agent, but and I'm very happy to say he is auditioning and working a lot. He was just in a commercial for Honda! He also has been in many short films. Javier tells me all the time that SCSOPA made his dreams come true. As a mother, the smile and light I see on my son's face when he is succeeding is priceless. We are so happy with everything Mike and his team have done for us. Without their school and training, I know Javier would be missing part of himself and would not be as self confident. SCSOPA, we love you!" ~ the Orozco Family

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Dental Emergencies & Kids:
Traumatic Tooth Loss

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, the goal is to get it in as soon as possible. If it is dirty, gently rinse it - do not scrub it - and put it back in the socket. If you are unable to do so, store the tooth in saline solution or milk. In either situation, call your dentist right away and get into the office for tooth stabilization. Treat this situation like the emergency it is; the sooner the tooth is back in the socket, the better the odds that it will stay.
If a baby tooth gets knocked out, there's not a lot you can do. Cry a little and make sure that your little one gets some extra money from the tooth fairy. A visit to your dentist during regular hours to assess the area and make sure everything else is okay would be in order. And just remember, using a well-fitted mouth guard during games and practices will decrease the risk of these injuries.
Valencia Children's Dental Group 294-1800

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Take the Family to the
Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival

Ready for a fun day in the sunshine? Head to the Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival! That's where you'll see more than 300 artists and craftspeople; an international food court; the Montrose Harvest Market; a Kids' Fun Zone; Live Entertainment and 200 unique stores and restaurants. Montrose is only 30 minutes from Valencia! Parking and admission are free for the event, which runs Saturday, June 3 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 4, from 10am to 5pm.

Baby Blessings!
Please welcome sweet Reese Anne Carter, born February 4, 2017 to Matt and Missy Carter. Missy is the membership director at Valencia Country Club; Matt is a Firefighter - Paramedic. We love when our Inside SCV family grows; you are such a blessing, beautiful girl!

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Sunscreen: Slather this Summer
You know that your children will benefit from sun protection during the summer months - but do you know how much sunscreen to apply and how often? Here are some things to keep in mind.

• If your child's face, ears, arms/hands or legs/feet are exposed, they need sunscreen - even if they're not playing on the beach. A day of running errands or a quick trip to the park can damage unprotected skin during the summer months. Stick to the higher SPFs; 30 or higher is recommended.

• UV Rays are strongest between 10am and 4pm; limit sun exposure during the summer months during those times.

• Make sure you are applying enough sunscreen; according to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people only apply 25 to 50 percent of the recommended amount. Rub in sunscreen well for protection.

• You should apply sunscreen to clean, dry skin at least 15 to 30 minutes before going outside and reapply about every two hours thereafter. Swimming or excessively sweating? Reapply sooner.

• Sunglasses with at least 99 percent UV protection are recommended. Have your children wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.

• Don't forget - skin cancer can also form on the lips. Be sure to use a lip balm with sunscreen.

• Call your doctor regarding sunburns if your baby is younger than 1 year old or if your child is experiencing skin blistering, pain of fever.

Reminder - Sunscreen's purpose is for sun protection. It is not a reason to stay in the sun longer. Have fun this summer, but protect your skin and eyes.
Catherine Manuel, MD, FAAP 253-1500
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How to Care for your Loved Ones when You're Miles Away
In today's world, long distance caregiving is becoming a necessity. To make it as easy on everyone as possible, know your strengths and your limitations - and let others help. Here are some ways to make the process more simple to navigate, but remember - you can still help your family member age in place with the assistance of a reputable in-home-care provider that offers flexible solutions.

Discuss future care needs with your loved one and family members. Make sure everyone is "on the same page."
Prepare any legal and medical documents that may be necessary should an emergency arise.

Create a local contact list of medical professionals, hospitals, pharmacies and other medical facilities they might need; keep a copy in your phone and on your computer for fast access on your end, too.

Consider working with a local geriatric manager or the certified senior advisor for professional guidance.

contact your loved one's medical professionals, friends, neighbors and other support systems they already may have in place. Establishing and maintaining these relationships can provide peace of mind to you and your family.
Visiting Angels 263-2273
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Keep Healthy Treats on Hand in Hot Summer Months
Don't love watching your kiddos down sugary popsicle after sugary popsicle in an attempt to keep cool during the summer? Consider stashing already-sliced fruits like watermelon in the fridge for a chilling snack. Grapes are delicious frozen (But remember: they're a choking hazard - cut, then freeze, for young children.), as are blueberries. Have a healthy summer!
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