Family Time
April, 2020 - Issue #187

Pet Supplies Plus Hosts Grand Opening Event
Saturday, April 4 & Sunday, April 5

Lots of fun - plus prizes for all two- and four-legged visitors - what could be better? Pet Supplies Plus, opening on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, is a locally-owned and operated quality pet food supplier that also offers DIY doggie-wash stations, online ordering with pick up, live small pets, reptiles and more. Bring your leashed pet and take a tour while enjoying the festivities.

"I moved from Newton, MA to LA with my two daughters Bella, 18, and LaNisa, 7, to pursue our dream to become working actors. Within the first week of living here we signed up with Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts. There are classes to satisfy every aspect of the business that we had interests in, like singing, dancing and acting for commercials, TV and movies. We signed up for the unlimited program and started classes immediately. Within two months, both of my daughters had representation by a manager and an agent. They have been busy with auditions and taking classes. Every penny that we spent to live our dream was worth it. Mike and his staff are so helpful and made us feel welcome and part of the SCSOPA family. Anyone looking to improve their confidence who wants to enhance their craft and grow their knowledge - sign up with SCSOPA! Things can move really fast or at whatever pace you are comfortable with. We love it here!"
The Vasquez-Solis Family

Women's Conference Slated for March 21

The annual College of the Canyons Women's Conference returns Saturday, March 21 with an exciting lineup of presenters and breakout sessions centered around the theme "Empowered Women: Health, Wellness & Balance."
The 2020 College of the Canyons Women's Conference will be held from 8am to 2pm in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
The conference's keynote speaker will be Dr. Rena Callahan, who specializes in hematology, oncology and internal medicine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
"This year's conference will bring together exciting and diverse sessions for our attendees," said Dr. Rian Medlin, human resources director, recruitment and employee services at the college. "We hope our attendees leave feeling recharged and empowered to bring health, wellness and balance to the rest of 2020 and beyond."
Attendees will benefit from breakout sessions throughout the day covering a wide range of topics, including living with anxiety, everyday self defense, grief counseling, healthy eating on a budget, caring for aging family members, sleep and wellness, coping with substance abuse for families and more.
A vendor fair will feature boutique shopping of unique for-sale items, such as jewelry, clothing and self-defense items, and an information table will highlight local women-owned businesses.
Admission is $35 - $20 for students and COC staff - and includes access to all events and activities, breakfast and a raffle drawing ticket.

Easter Baskets a Dentist would Love

Fun floss, animation-character tooth brushes, novelty fluoride toothpaste - oh my! Dental care and sweet-treat seasons don't have to be in conflict when you add health-minded surprises to your kids' bunny-delivered baskets. And - if candy does make it inside, too - stick to the less sticky! Peanut butter cups and chocolate rabbits are much friendlier to tooth crevices than jelly beans and caramels that can get stuck between teeth.
Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS 268-6284

Reading this could Save a Life!

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 5 in the state of California - and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14. Education and vigilance with your children around water cannot be stressed enough. The Swim for Life Foundation has developed a "Safer 3" message which has been adopted by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.
The Safer 3 includes:
Safer Water Put upper locks on doors leading to pools or other bodies of water in your yard; install fences around pools and cover spas. Purchase pool alarms that sound when the surface water tension has been broken.
Safer Kids Educate children to never go in or around water without an adult supervisor. Teach them how to help or rescue another who may be struggling in the water without entering the water or putting themselves in danger - and how to call 9-1-1. Instruct your children how to swim and how to float on their backs with their clothes on. Always have a designated water watcher while around any body of water with children. Even excellent young swimmers require supervision!
Safer Response Learn CPR so that if you ever do have to rescue a child from the bottom of the pool, precious minutes are not lost while waiting for an ambulance or other emergency responder.
For more information on swimming lessons or water safety, plus a free 25-minute private swim lesson, contact Academy Swim Club. 702-8585

The Local Group Astronomy Club of SCV Hosts
Vasquez Rocks Star Party

On April 25 at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, experience a free quarterly star party. Local enthusiasts will provide plenty of telescopes set up for viewing planets, nebulae, star clusters and distant galaxies. Arrive at 5pm to take advantage of the regular telescope workshop - they'll help you get your own telescope up and running - or at 7:35pm for the star party. Either way, dress in warm layers and wear sturdy shoes to this all-ages event. Learn more by logging on.

Why Invisalign?

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business or social reasons.Or perhaps you're a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective, modern-day solution. Either way, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen can provide a simple way to achieve your "dream smile" without having to put your life on hold.
Give your family the gift of health! When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems.
Dr. Gilbert H. Snow and Dr. Daniel Azani are Diamond+ Invisalign providers, which means they rank in the top 1 percent of Invisalign providers in the world. Snow Orthodontics

Pay it Forward with Sparkling-clean Surfaces
Do you know a local family, school or non-profit organization that could really use hard-surface cleaning and restoration - but can't afford it due to difficulties in life? Lift them up by filling this out: There, you'll find a fast and easy form you can use to nominate a deserving person or organization. It's all thanks to Clean-It-Forward, a give-back annual campaign by Surface Busters.
Surface Busters 312-2369

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