Family Time
November, 2020 - Issue #194

Canyons Aquatic Club is Now Accepting New Members
Is your family ready to get back in the water and swim safely outdoors? Located right here in the SCV, Canyons Aquatic Club is a nonprofit USA Swimming Club founded in 1978. The organization trains swimmers from the novice to Olympian level in a safe, fun and supportive environment that develops swimmers with world-class instruction to develop lifelong skills. No matter your level of competitiveness, Canyons has a lane for you! Tryouts are open now - schedule yours online.

Our 5 year old son, Caleb, has been attending the Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts (SCSOPA) since fall 2019. Caleb has a vibrant personality and has a tremendous passion for entertaining others, which led to my wife and I looking for reputable schools which could professionally train him in the performance arts. We attended one of their open houses and by the end we knew it would be a great fit for Caleb. In a very short time, he went from no experience to being able to act out movie lines and memorize commercials. On Saturdays they set up auditions where the kids can meet with real agents in the industry. Caleb has had callbacks from 90 percent of the auditions he's been on and we're currently in the process of deciding which agent we'd like to work with going forward. SCSOPA not only has a great reputation in the SCV, but across the entire nation, as well. I personally have met several families that have uprooted and moved from other states to go to the school."
The Andersons

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Happy Joints make for Happy Pets
As we age, many of us find that with colder weather comes achy joints - and our pets can experience the same! In addition to a quality joint supplement, joint discomfort in your fur friend can be treated with laser therapies, physical therapy, acupuncture, specialized pet-friendly chiropractic adjustments and more.
Want to save your own back? Let vet-approved pet food and more arrive at your door! Happy Pets Veterinary Center has partnered with Vetsource, the largest industry-endorsed veterinary pharmacy provider that offers the convenience of online ordering and Home Delivery services. Their partnership with Vetsource means that they can offer quality products sourced directly from the manufacturer and ship them right to your front door - with no shipping fees. AutoShip allows you to schedule regular deliveries of your pet's medications and food at your convenience. And with RemindMe, single doses of your pet's flea, tick and heartworm preventatives arrive once a month on the day they need them. Bonus: There are always great deals through the online store - log onto for a peek - and get free local delivery for prescriptions and prescription foods.
Happy Pets Veterinary Center 295-9972
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New Ways to Share your Gratitude
Whether you're used to gathering around the dining table with extended family, taking advantage of a local restaurant's brunch offerings or just keeping track of the football score, we're all going to be celebrating a little differently this year.
Zoom In
No get-togethers? Share dessert "in person" via technology. Perhaps everyone makes the same family recipe or has a planned "gratitude" to share with the group. It doesn't really matter as long as everyone's "together!"
Get Carded
Support the US Postal Service while sharing your affections with a card or letter before the holiday; it'll help close the distance.
Drop By
Stay socially distant while sharing the love - or a piece of pecan pie. Plan on dropping off a sweet treat or other token of your gratitude to their porch.

Pet Supplies Plus Now Offering Clinic Services
Join the pet lovers at Pet Supplies Plus, along with VIP Pet Care, as they begin offering services at the locally-owned store in Stevenson Ranch. The first clinic will run from 10am to 11am on November 7.
Pet Supplies Plus 670-0071
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Thanksgiving through a Small Child's Eyes
What does Thanksgiving mean to a preschooler? Are children at that stage too young to understand the meaning of the holiday?
CBS Preschool has an amazing program every Thanksgiving that introduces the meaning of the holiday to kids. Each class takes the stage and performs a song or two for the parents in costumes that each have made and they celebrate with a feast where they share their favorite goodies.
The festive atmosphere, combined with the traditions of the holiday and the presence of friends and parents, help the children understand and look forward to the specialness of the upcoming holiday.
It's a great example of how CBS combines education with developmentally-appropriate fun. CBS uses both Jewish and American holidays as focal points to teach kids, and when no holidays are on the upcoming calendar, CBS Preschool still utilizes music, art and interactive fun to foster a love of learning in their classrooms.
CBS Preschool 254-2411
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