Friday March 5, 2010

YES! You Can Get Into Private School! (without causing grey hairs!)
Today’s Jen’s List sponsor,, is offering a FREE tele-class called:
3 Simple Steps to Finding the Perfect Private School
Getting into private school can seem like a daunting task!  Join Kim Hamer on Wednesday, March 10 as she shares her proven methods during her 3 Simple Steps to Finding the Perfect Private School tele-class.  On this 45 minutes FREE call you will discover:
o Three Important Steps to take to start your search.
o How NOT to spend hours and hours touring every school!
o How to gain complete clarity on what kind of school you are looking for.
o Three ways to tell if a school is a perfect fit!
o And much more!
There is a lot to know before you start searching for a private elementary, middle or high school!
Have you covered all your bases?
Click to register!
Wednesday, March 10th not a good day for you?  Register anyway and she’ll email you a copy of the call recording that you can listen at your convenience. Have a question about the private school admissions process that just can’t wait?  Call 310-455-6732.
Demystifying The Private School Admissions Process
Today in History
The Boston Massacre occurred. (1770)
Nurture Your Child’s Intelligence
This workshop is designed to help parents understand how they can better support the growth and development of the their child’s intelligence. We will be discussing the two main modes of operation for the human intelligence. We will also discuss lifting stress from our families lives.March 25th 1pm – 2:30pm and 7pm – 8:30pmHorace Heidt’s Estate Aloha Room $10/person cash or check to FSCParenting RSVP: Julie Dubow (818) 442-7737
Personal Gold Buying – They Come to You!
No need to organize a party or travel to a mall, this company will come to you to buy your gold! This manufacturer of fine jewelry  tests, weighs, and then recycles the gold for their own production.  There is no middle man and they are able to pay the best cash price.  They even accept silver and platinum!  Call to set up a time that is best for you.  Toll free 888 253 3238 or email:
This fun class will have your kids swing dancing in no time! Baby ballroom is the latest craze and they are excited to have a local class for kids in Calabasas. The first class is MARCH 5, 2010 (Friday) at 4:00 pm. Call 818.730.3673  to reserve your spot.THIS CLASS IS FREE! Come join the fun, your kids will love it!A Step in Time dance studio is located at 4505 Las Virgines, Calabasas, CA 91302.
Addison’s Enchanted Armoire CLEARANCE SALE For Children & Women Designer Clothing, Accessories & Toys
Everything will be sold at Wholesale & Below. Everything has to go! They need room for Spring – so make an offer. Catimini, Luna Luna, Kingsley, Jottum, Frankie B Jeans, Bejeweled Leggings, Munster Kids, Koolaburra Boots
Sale starts Now through Friday, March 19th  – Hours 11:30am-4:30pm.
818 398-5236
16733 Ventura Blvd #10 Encino 91436
Valley Trails Rustic Summer Camp in Santa Clarita
Open house on Sunday, March 7th from 11:00am to 1:00pm – Rain or Shine
Valley Trails Summer Camp is bringing 40 years of day camp experience to the Santa Clarita Valley. Valley Trails is an American Camping Association (ACA) accredited camp, providing children in grades K-9 with safe summer recreation on our 200 acre campus. Campers are placed in coed groups with their peers while participating in on-site activities that are geared for that specific age group. Valley Trails focuses on outdoor exploration, challenge course activities, athletic programs, arts & crafts, and much more. From go-carts to basketball, taking a hike or creating a work of art, Valley Trails is dedicated to giving children a fun and safe summer camp experience while making long lasting friendships. Valley Trails provides free lunch, free extended care, afternoon snack, and free transportation from all over Santa Clarita. 
30910 S. Sloan Cyn Rd., Castaic
Call 661-257-0966 or visit
FUN FOR KIDS this weekend    SATURDAY, MARCH 6th from 11:00am –  5:00pmTHE ENCHANTED CASTLE is available for OPEN PLAY tomorrow   Saturday, March 6th from  11:00 – 5:00.    Have a great time in the enchanted play houses, tents, tunnels, slides, bounce house,  mini roller coasters, & pirate ship.   Lots of fun, prizes, & surprises for all!!20650 Ventura Blvd.  Woodland Hills  91364   (818) 227-3800
          Kids Club at The Commons at Calabasas Returns!
Every Tuesday at 6:00pm Through October!
Come for a weekly dose of fun, including music, dance, arts, crafts, entertainment and so much more! Enjoy turtles, Koi fish and ducks while eating at Johnny Rockets, Pick Up Stix, Las Salsa, or have a sweet treat at Crumbs Bakeshop or Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Call 818-222-3444 for details, or visit www.shopcommons.
Lecture: Blessings of a Skinned Knee by Dr. Wendy Mogel
“The Blessing of a Skinned Knee Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant, Optimistic, Appreciative Children in a Nervous World”Lecture by Dr. Wendy MogelTuesday, March 9 at 8:00 pm$15 per person Please RSVP to Aliza at Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 West Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills
Make Your Own Baby FoodCHOW tested, baby approved.  Pear.  Sweet Potato and Squash.  Green Bean.  Broccoli.  Chicken and Sweet Pea.
Free SUMMER CAMP FAIR At Woodland Hills Elementary
Saturday, March 13 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
22201 San Miguel St, Woodland Hills 91364
You will be able to meet staff from various camps, get prices, brochures, ask questions and learn about all the camps that are out there. There may still be early sign up discounts available from some of these camps.
Camps attending include: Cali Camp, Camp Fun Time, Camp Keystone, Camp Kinneret, Chaminade Sports Camp, Children’s Arts Institute, Class Act Musical Theatre, Courtside Hoops, Dance Dimensions, Fun Under The Sun, Golden Performing Arts Center, Gymnastics World, JCC-Super Duper Arts Camp, Kids Club, Leo JG’s-Junior Lifeguards, Malibu Makos, Movies By Kids, Sierra Canyon, Sports Plus, Summer Art Academy, Valley Trails, and more.
Chronic Tacos Moorpark FundraiserFriday & Saturday for Pancreatic Cancer.  One of the employees’ parents was diagnosed with this terrible disease.  Please come by March 6th or 7th and mention the cause and a portion of your receipt will be donated.  6593 Collins Dr, Moorpark,
Make Your Own Hot ChocolateChocolate Chip Cocoa
Everyday Cocoa
Chocolate, Chocolate Hot Cocoa
Warm and Spicy Hot Chocolate
March Events from Temple Kol Tikvah:
Friday, March 5, 6:00 pm – Tot Shabbat. Shabbat Service for families with young childrenFriday, March 19, 7:00 pm – Family Shabbat. Shabbat service for families with Hebrew School age childrenCall 818-992-1960 for more info
Gus the Grumpasaurus – Special Author Reading
March 7th
Author Gary Palmer will be in to read his new book, Gus the Grumpasaurus today. Gus is a wonderful little boy, but sometimes, when he gets angry, he becomes a Grumpasaurus! Parents and children will enjoy this charming tale about our feelings. Afterward we’ll make our own grumpy masks! All Sunday drop-in programs run from 2:00-4:00pm and are free for members and $3.00 per child for non-members in addition to the entrance fee.  Entrance fee is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 3 and over.  Children 2 and under and grandparents are free.  Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048.  Sunday hours are 12:30pm-5:00pm.  Please check or call (323) 761-8984 for further information.
Naya Fresh Body Spa is participating in SpaFinder Spa Deal Days!The first annual SpaFinder Deal Days will launch March 8th through March 14, 2010. For one week – Monday to Sunday – over 1,500 spas across the U.S. will offer consumers special spa treatments at just $50 each. This is a unique opportunity for spa-enthusiasts to experience some of the finest spas for a fraction of the usual price.  Jen’s Listers can pre book for $50 treatments.  That’s right ladies $50 🙂 Naya is offering 50 minute Elemental Nature Facials: A personalized facial experience based upon the Aveda Elemental Nature customization philosophy and your favorite Aveda aromas. They address your skin concerns ranging from aging to dryness, sensitivity and oiliness. Your treatment will include customized product formulas, exfoliation, massage techniques and rituals to restore your skin to balance. as well as 50 minute Elemental Nature Massages.  A personalized massage experience based upon the Aveda Elemental Nature customization philosophy and your favorite Aveda aromas. Depending upon your needs, a variety of massage techniques will be utilized including but not limited to Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, energy work, pregnancy massage, and foot reflexology. Naya Spa Deal Days run March 7th-14th. Call now to book your appointments. and get the jump on the crowd.
How to stop a runaway car: Five steps that can save your family’s lives
Hair Stylist Lead
Referred by Jens List member
“Deni has been doing my hair for the last 10 years.  My hair is frizzy and needs to be blown every day.  She did the Keratin Complex smoothing therapy and my hair looks like spun gold.  Call Deni and mention Jen’s List.  818-605-0503”
Camp Alonim & Gan Alonim Open House
March 7th from 1-3pm Visit the overnight and day camp sites, meet the directors, take a tour, ride a horse, climb our adventure course & decide if this is the right camp for you. Alonim is a Jewish residential and day camp in Simi Valley. They are cross-denominational, welcoming all types of Jewish families. Day camp (K-6) offers “a-la-carte” schedule. Overnight (2-11) offers 1, 2 & 3 weeks sessions. RSVP & Directions:
Daycare Available
Infant and child CPR certified, licensed, very loving and caring environment, excellent references. Please call Flora at (310) 446-0219 if interested. Accepting infants and toddlers. She works from home and lives on on the corner of Beverly Glen and Olympic.
$55 1hr Massage for Mentioning Jen’s List!
Through the end of March! Alice Briana is a licensed professional massage therapist, certified in massage July 2000, and specializing in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy & neck release. Her lovely massage room is located at June & Co Salon, 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills 91364. Call receptionist for appointment: (818) 887-6290
Guy Matthew Hair Salon and Day Spa
Located in Agoura Hills & convenient for many mom’s in the area as well as anyone looking for a friendly place to relax, pamper and primp. They have dropped the prices in their day spa substantially ($50 for an hour facial or massage for first time clients) and feel that even is a bad economy everyone needs to take time out for themselves to rejuvenate.30115 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills  91301 (818) 889-0212
The Gals at Le Chic Spa would love to PAMPER you!Mention Jens list & receive the following: Birthday Diva Free with your next party booking (9 for the price of 8 Divas) $5 OFF your next service or Boutique purchase of $30 or more. 818-654-9570
Skin Care Beauty Tips for Busy Moms
Easy, Fast, Fresh Mask for all kinds of skin: Mix 1teaspoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey (warmed up slightly) with 3-4 drops of fresh made green tea.  Apply to face and leave for 15 min.  Or, you can mix in oatmeal for a thick consistency.  Apply to face, neck and décolleté.  Leave on for 15 min and remove first with warm water, then use cold water for the final rinse.  Use 3-4 times a week for the first month, and than twice a month will be enough to keep your skin refreshed and toned. Oh, those dark circles under our eyes!  They drive us crazy.  We all know that we need to get enough sleep to begin with, but what else can help? Treat your skin while you sleep.  Just before bed, lightly wet a washcloth with cold water and place over your eyes as you sleep.  By morning, you should see an improvement.  Apply cucumber slices or cool tea bags (no herbal tea, only black tea, and freshly made) to your eyes. Cucumber slices are famous for their ability to reduce puffiness, and the tannin in tea has been found to reduce swelling and discoloration.  Leave on for 10 min.  What you eat counts!  Eat a healthy, balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and make sure you are getting all your vitamins and minerals.  For more info, visit 
Take an additional 20% off all winter apparel that is already reduced 50%! Just mention that you’re “SICK OF WINTER” to receive the discount! *Not valid on prior purchases or new spring arrivals New sale prices begin NOW!!! 19710 Ventura Blvd. #104, Woodland Hills 818.348.4950 Store hours: Mon-Sat: 11-5; Sun: closed
If You Had a Baby in Your 40’s…
Amy is organizing a once-a-month discussion/social group for moms like you. Join her in a relaxed, loosely structured environment, led by a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW), in a private home in Mar Vista. Amidst wine, tea, coffee and munchies, you will discuss issues faced specifically by “older” moms. For more info please email 
Film to See .. “Race to Nowhere”
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in our achievement obsessed public and private education system and culture. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. For screening information:
Debbie Pearlman’s Classes – Daytime Plus
Katie’s Cooking School and Debby Pearlman have joined forces to make her exciting cooking classes more available.  Debby will present the three classes below on consecutive Tuesday mornings, March 9 to March 23, from 10:30am to 1:00pm.  The classes are designed to include 1½ – 2 hours of cooking, leaving enough time to eat what is prepared.  Each class is $65 per person.Debby is scheduled to return on April 6 after the holidays with a new series, Cooking 103.  Same Tuesday morning time slot – more great tasting dishes!  The menus will be announced in the next few weeks. For those who are unable to attend during the day or just prefer evening classes, Debby will be presenting Cooking 102 again on six consecutive Monday evenings, April 5 to May 10, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.  Each class is $65 per person or you may purchase the entire series for $350. If you have any questions or want to sign up for these classes, please call Katie’s Cooking School at 818-377-6200 or Jeff London at 818-535-4928 or e-mail
All about the Tea PartyNot the political one – the Victorian one.  Service and foods.  Would your little girl have a tea party?

Pilates instructor – Donna Sosskin
Referred by Jens List member
“I’ve tried out many different instructors and I can honestly say Donna is an amazing find. She utilizes every second of the workout to strengthen your core and target the hard to tone areas. And, the best part is, she’s beyond reasonably priced. I’ve paid anywhere from $60-$75 for Pilates elsewhere, but Donna charges only $40 an hour for 1 on 1 Reformer and Cadillac Pilates (not Mat). Please call Donna directly 818.469.5730.”
Sharon offers skin care, facials & is an expert brow shaper tooShe has kindly agreed to offer new clients her Deluxe 1 hour facial for just $60.00.   To schedule an appt. call Sharon @ (818) 645-8194.  Please mention Jen’s List.
Green Thumb, Green Arrow articlesAbout Double-Duty Herbs (Lemon Verbena, Lavendar, Mint, Rosemary, Chervil), Planning a Chef’s Garden, Advantages and Princples of Xeriscaping, Mulch, Planting and Maintance in March, and a recipe for the Philipine noodle dish Pancit.
Dr. David Macallan, Trump Network’s Director of Clinical ServicesWednesday, March 10, 2010Santa Monica DoubleTree Hotel6:30pm – Registration
7:00pm – Brief Business Overview and Product Lecture
-Why our products are extraordinary
– Why our products address urgent needs in the community
– Why our approach is different and so very powerful
– Why our product lines within the context of this extraordinary network will provide the foundation for a business that will last for generations.For information, please contact-Karen Cormier
Important Info for All Apartment Owners & Managers…
If you own or live in an apartment it’s important to make sure your swimming pool & spa drains are compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. The fines for not replacing faulty drains are hefty not to mention extremely dangerous, especially to children. Phil Miller of Design Plastering Swimming Pool Renovations 310 345 4727 can provide you with a free consultation on your pool or spa… please visit: www.poolrenovations.comSwim Safe!
For Rent
Beautiful Walnut Acres Ranch Home – Home has 3 bedroom 2 bath and approx. 1,800 square feet of living space located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Home has been completely remodeled with extensive use of hardwood, stone, and tile. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including refrigerator. Separate office space, two fireplaces, and skylights.  All new dual pane windows throughout, with plantation shutters. Back yard features paver stone patio with fire pit.  This home is a must see. Never before a rental. Great schools including Woodlake, Hale, and El Camino. $2,650.00 per month. 818-606-4001. Available April 2010.
OAK PARK – downstairs bedroom & full bath for rent $700 per month.   Totally remodeled townhome.   Use of living  rm, din rm, fam rm & kitchen.  No pets or children. Please call Carol or Sandy  (818) 597-9166  AND
Beautiful ROOM FOR RENT in custom, rustic designer home. Large room – wood floors with lots of light. Semi-private designer bathroom – Common space gourmet kitchen, large living room, laundry room, internet hook-up, beautiful landscape in the hills on the south side of Ventura Blvd. Convenient to shopping (Whole Foods/Trader Joes, etc. and the 101). We are a respectful family with small children seeking a responsible individual who is independent, friendly. respectful, non-smoker, female professional or student. Monthly rent is $750. Contact 818-888-8548
Room for rent in a beautiful townhouse in Oak Park, and is hoping to rent a private room and bath.  She prefers a non-smoker without pets.  Please contact Sharon at (818) 219-7195.