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Michele E. Buttelman: Vote for Summer Meltdown grant

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Posted: December 18, 2011 1:30 a.m.
Updated: December 18, 2011 1:30 a.m.

Is it possible that Christmas is only a week away? It’s nice to see the weather cooperate for once and give us a small taste of the “season.”


Pepsi grant for Yes I Can program

The Summer Meltdown Social Inclusion Concert is a collaborative effort of the Yes I Can Programs from the William S. Hart Union School District (primarily Golden Valley and Canyon High Schools).

It is an event 180 days in the making, produced by more than 100 students of various ability levels and promoted to more than 18,000 junior high and high school students, as well as the community of Santa Clarita. The eighth annual Summer Meltdown will be held May 21 at the Golden Valley High School Outdoor Amphitheater.

They are currently seeking a $50,000 Pepsi grant. To vote, visit They are very close to earning the grant so every vote does count.


Free concert

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a free public concert “A Midnight Clear” at 7 p.m. tonight at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 McBean Parkway, Valencia.

The concert will feature a 125-voice choir, with youth choir and 35-piece orchestra. The performance will include a variety of Christmas music.


The spirit of the season

There is so much need and so much want, but one organization that really needs your help now, and I mean now (if you are feeling the “spirit of the season”) is the SCV Youth Project. This is an amazing organization that helps many, many troubled teens in the SCV. I know there are so many worthwhile organizations in the SCV, but this is an organization that saves lives. If you can open up your wallet just a bit during the holidays, send donations to SCV Youth Project, PO Box 801982, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-1982. To donate by credit card, visit and click on the donate now button.


Holiday Light Tour

Have you been out to see the lights? For The Signal’s official Holiday Light Tour map, visit In addition, I have additional venues you might want to check out: Light show to take place every 30 minutes at Koji Court, Canyon Country;  house at 25335 Dove Lane, Stevenson Ranch and street at Angelica Place, Valencia.


Happy Birthday to Dec. 19 babies

Happy Birthday to my partners in Dec. 19 birthday crime: Kristy Swanson, Don Rodriguez, Kym Cappi and Jennifer Danny. Have a wonderful birthday.

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


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