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Michele E. Buttelman: Bridge biggie headed to Bridge Club in Castaic

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Posted: August 28, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: August 28, 2011 1:55 a.m.

I’ve heard lots of comments about the Santa Clarita Valley’s "cool" summer. I’m guessing we’ve put that concept behind us with the recent plague of 100-plus days. Here’s looking forward to November and the beginning of winter.


Robinson to join bridge game in Castaic

President Craig Robinson

"The clubs are the lifeline of the American Contract Bridge League, and where the majority of new members come from," Robinson said. "This special trip serves as a ‘thank you’ to all the clubs for helping make the ACBL the success we are today."

Robinson will be in the Los Angeles area for two days beginning Sept. 7. He will visit the Valencia Bridge Club in Castaic, located at 31230 Castaic Road, for their 10 a.m. game on Sept. 8.

At the club, Robinson will meet club members and partner with a local for a game.

Westfield Valencia Town Center gives back

Shoppers can join Westfield Valencia Town Center in giving back by donating clothes, school supplies and funds to schools and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. Westfield will donate $2,500 to one school in the Santa Clarita Valley area. The funds will be used to support such school programs as arts and music, sciences, physical education, libraries and technology resources.

Shoppers also will have the opportunity to help local students by donating new and gently used clothing or backpacks through a local community partnership between Valencia Town Center and the Boys & Girls Club of SCV.

The school designated for support will be chosen by Westfield shoppers. As part of the "Give Back to School" Program, families who do their back-to-school shopping at Valencia Town Center through Sept. 12, can "vote" for a school in their local neighborhood. Votes are cast by shoppers who present shopping receipts from Westfield Valencia TownCenter retailers to the concierge desk during posted hours.

Each dollar spent counts as 1 point for their preferred school, and shoppers can earn additional points for their school by "liking" Westfield Valencia Town Center on Facebook. The local school with the most points will win a donation of $2,500, and a celebration event.

Westfield Family also continues its successful and popular program elements including: Westfield Family Fun Days, Signature Family Events — "Back to School" and "Spooktacular," Westfield Family Calendar and Westfield Family Amenities.

Sign up for the program online at, through a mail-in postcard, at the Westfield Concierge or management office, or at any of the Westfield Family events. Details about the Westfield "Give Back to School" program can be found on


Time to put away the white sandals

Remember when no one wore white after Labor Day? That quaint custom has gone by the wayside, but I hope everyone is planning something fun for the upcoming three-day weekend.

Michele E. Buttelman is the features and entertainment editor of The Signal. She can be reached by email at Follow SCV Scene on Twitter @scvscene and on Facebook.


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