Sunday March 14, 2010

Hate having to go to the Dry Cleaners?
Never Enough Time to go to the Dry Cleaners?
Today’s Jen’s List sponsor introduces Select Dry Cleaners
– Free Pick-Up and Delivery Service –
20% Off your 1st Order and Free Mini Lint Brush
Low Prices – Great Service!
Their vans are ready to pick up and deliver your clothes anywhere in the West Valley. Go to and select “Request A Pick Up” or Call 818-826-9294
Family owned and Environmentally Friendly
**Jen’s List Members receive 10% off your orders forever!**
They pick up and deliver every Monday-Wednesday-Friday.
Price Sheets are located on the website
Today in History
*Eli Whitney patents the Cotten Gin (1794)
*George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company, commits suicide rather than facing the ravages of cancer. (1932)

This week I started sending Jen’s List through a new email service. I have received feedback from some members that the newsletter went directly into their spam/junk/bulk mail.
In order to solve this problem, I would like to ask you to do two things:
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2) If you find my newsletter in your spam box, please mark it as “not spam” or “not junk”. This will train your spam filter to deliver the newsletter into your inbox in the future.
Feel free to email me any question or concerns you have.
Thank you!!!!
Falling on March 14 of every year!
Pi Day is a nerdy holiday to celebrate the numerical constant 3.14 and so on. Citysearch put together a list of the top 5 places to celebrate the day with a slice (or 3.14) in Los Angeles. From the classics, like apple and pecan, to more exotic combinations, here is the full list of mouthwatering spots to eat:
*FREE!* 600 SFV children will perform at a family arts festival on Sunday, March 21, at the Chatsworth Train Depot from 11am-5pm! The festival will feature: Art Exhibits, children’s performances, face painting, food, talent shows, arts & crafts, and a lot more! AIEAC is a nonprofit organization that is restoring the arts to public schools in the Valley, one school at a time. The Ninth Annual Valley Wide Student Art Show and Performing Arts Showcase is produced by Arts in Education   This annual event gets bigger and better every year.  Over 3,000 people are expected to attend.  AIEAC (Arts in Education Aid Council) hopes to raise more public awareness as to the importance and relevance of the arts in schools. For more information visit or call 818-610-2050

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Fedderer, Riddick, Sharapova, and Kuznetsova
Do these names ring a bell? Want to see them play?? You can at the TENNIS OPEN in Palm Desert form 3/18 – 3/25/10 Quarter, semi, & final matches at the Paribas Open Tennis. Stay at the Marriott Desert Springs, CA in Indian Wells is a short drive away. It is a 5 STAR, 2 bedroom suites, fully loaded: Please contact for prices, pictures, & any other information
The itsy bitsy spider travels the world! This unique class at The World Garden Dance and Music Studio in Beverlywood will have you and your little one exploring the globe through music, dance, and stories. Instruments and props add to this wonderfully fun together time! Ongoing classes Mondays, 9:15-10, ages 1-4(with caregiver)
RSVP to or call 310-344-6279 for more info!

The Doctor’s TV Show is looking for a child with OCD who would like to attend the 12-week drug-free integrated program at the Brain Balance Center in Westlake Village. Filming begins early April, so please contact as soon as possible if you are interested in being considered. The child that is chosen will receive 36 sessions over 12 weeks, progress reports, home program instruction, nutritional consultations including food sensitivity modification/diet diary, the initial 2-day (2-3 hr each day) evaluation plus the re-evaluation at NO COST (value $7,095). The producers are looking for a mother who has been doing everything she can for her child, however is at her wits end. The show will send a reporter to the Mom’s house to interview the mom and to get footage of the child and go with the mother and child to the first actual session. Next Dr. Melillo (author of “Disconnected Kids” and the developer of the Brain Balance Program), the mother and the child will be on the show on April 8 to discuss what the Brain Balance program is and what is different about Brain Balance from some of the treatment options that are available. You will not be compensated for your time and you will need to be 100% committed to the process so that your child can get the full benefits of attending. If you feel you and your child are appropriate for the program, please share your story and contact information by email to /805-371-8085.    
A national medical talk show is looking for the best home remedy!  Are you energetic and outgoing?  Do you have a health related home remedy?  Do you have a home remedy that has been passed down from generation to generation?  If so, we want to hear from you!  If interested, please email  Let me know about your home remedy!  Please send recent photo and contact information. 
Do you ever get confused about all the different medicines available?  Do you wonder which medicines are best for each ailment?  Do you have trouble deciding between all the stomach medicines, aspirins, cold meds, allergy meds, etc.?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Please email a recent photo and contact information to
A national medical talk show wants to answer all your questions about the biggest health fears you have!  Let us know what you’re most afraid of, whether it be aging, menopause, accidents, being attacked, or getting cancer.  If interested, please contact and tell her about your biggest health fear!  Please include recent photo and contact information.  
Participate in the DOCTORS talk show! Do you know someone:
– Who gets MIGRAINES from screaming babies?
– Who has had a heart attack from SMOKING while on BIRTH CONTROL?
– Who has had a LIGAMENT TEAR caused by their antibiotics?
Please contact if interested in sharing your story
Help raise funds for the new Valley Charter School
The wonderful restaurant Maria’s Italian Kitchen on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, has signed on help! Go to, download the Maria’s Fundraising flyer, present it (dine-in only) on Monday, March 15th between the hours of 4pm-10pm, and Maria’s will donate 15% of your check to Valley Charter School. It’s that simple – if you’re planning to go out to dinner and have great food, you can help a great cause at the same!
A pre-Passover Mitzvah Collection Day
For baby clothing & gear for children 0-4 years old
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Side alley drop-off available for those not attending the event.
Admission – $10 per family & 1 donation item for Baby2baby
Moon Bounce, Super Slide, mini manicures, face painting, pizza, drinks, and snack bar for concession
Beth Jacob Congregation
9030 @W Olympic Blvd. in Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Email or call 310.278.1911 for more info
Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday?
A Mother’s Guide To Sanity In Stilettos, the book is a humorous memoir about modern motherhood that flips conventional wisdom on its head and opens up a world of domestic chaos. Ok, that is obviously the official description. The truth is, some readers will think that the author is the parenting devil personified, and some will be relieved that she said exactly what they were thinking, but either way there will be some interesting conversation. Please read the introduction at for even more info!
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Magician – Brian Jacob’s
His show runs 45 min to an hour.  Cost is $200. He’s ready to entertain!
Call 818.762.6000 or email

SUNSHINE MUSIC * Sign Up for a Free Demo Class through March 21st
So much fun and enrichment is available at Sunshine Music for you and your little ones. They are offering FREE demo classes for our music and language programs — Music Together, ChicosChicas, Kindermusik — at all locations through March 21st! The teachers absolutely love what they do and are warm, talented and trained to deliver a quality experience every class. If you enroll in any of the classes before March 21st, you get $10 off by entering “earlyspring” at checkout. New enrolling families referred from Jen’s List will get a special gift at the start of the Spring session, beginning April 5th. Visit or call Audra at (310) 482-7222.
Mommy Support Group Starting for mothers of infants and young children
At THE ENCHANTED CASTLE, Indoor Party and Play Center
20650 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA.
4-week group on Tuesdays March 23,2010 until April 13, 2010, 7PM – 8:15PM.
$80 total for all 4 weeks. Bring a friend and each will receive a discount of $5 off total group price! Each group member will receive a gift certificate good for one FREE hour of open play at THE ENCHANTED CASTLE! Contact Susan Grinberg, LCSW 818-309-5966
TEACH through Love
FREE PARENTING WEBINAR Want to stop yelling, arguing and handing out consequences that don’t work? Learn the core principles behind conscious parenting and non-punitive discipline! This informative, interactive webinar is your introduction to a new family dynamic. Come MARCH 18th @8pm for The ABC’s of Conscious Parenting and change the way you look at parenting forever! To register visit:
Meditation Workshop at Inspired Choices
MEDITATION is the 2nd of the month-long series. This workshop will examine meditation and its emotional, physical, spiritual and mental benefits.  It is designed to assist beginners in creating a meditation practice that is sure to impact their lives in the most profound and graceful ways. Reading materials will be supplied. Please bring pen and journal and wear comfortable attire.
Dates: March 25th-April 15th from 630-930pm in West LA.
$45/week or $150 for full series
The Experienced Custom Window Treatment Specialists
FREE! Interlining or Lining (up to $500 value) with Drapery Purchase!
CALL or EMAIL – JACOBY COMPANY for your FREE 1hr in home consultation @ 818-999-3468 * 310-476-3291 * 800-921-8686 *
***Custom Drapery/Shades*Woven Woods/Grass Shades *Motorization *Re-Upholstery/Wall Upholstery *Custom Bedding*** They make you look good at prices you’ll feel GREAT about.

Celebrate Spring with a FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday, March 20, 2010 12:00pm – 4:00pm
BRENTWOOD VILLAGE (Barrington & Sunset)
Specialty Shopping, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides Face Painter , Clown and Live Local Music too!
Local LA charity Baby2Baby will have drop off boxes at the festival DONTATE essential baby gear, clothing, new/gently used books and new baby undergarments (ages2-4) to families in need!
Majestic Villa Rentals located in L.A.
Finds and rents Villas in Italy for a complete family vacation. Bring the grandparents, brothers, sisters, mom’s, dad’s and kids for the ultimate family vacation. The most economical way to travel with the kids. Stay in a 15th Century Villa overlooking the Tuscan landscape and swim in the infinity pool, for as little as $39-$99 per person per day. Villa Lucca is 6 bedroom 4 bathroom, sleeps up to 12. Rents from $3200-$6800 per week. Email for more info.
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“ANNIE” for Summer Camp 2010!
Enrollment is now OPEN now for the ACADEMY FOR CHILDREN’S THEATRE! Camp will @ the Lonny Chapman Theatre in NoHo Performances will be held at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park on *August 20th, 21st and 22nd* Camp activities: acting rehearsals, dance and vocal training, theatre and improv classes, yoga, arts & crafts, makeup, costuming, puppetry and playwriting workshops, jazz and hip hop classes Ages 6-18 Call (818) 915-8527 for more info
Museum Tour for KIDS (6-12)
Do you get frustrated dragging your eyeball-rolling youngster to get his /her minimum annual dose of ‘art’? Get the 5 star treatment instead, as experts from Quick Culture for Kids guide you & your child (children) on a 1 hour tour designed just for kids at the LACMA. The fee is $20 per child and per adult* for all Jen’s List friends. (*Museum entry fee for adults is not included.) Check website for tour dates. Reservations are required: call (310) 800-6710.

When it Comes to Parenting: Are You “Doing it Wrong”?
Or are you “doing it right”?

Party favors for all occasions
B-day party, baby shower, bridal shower, bar/bat mitzvah, weddings, sweet sixteen. Also, party favors for all special events such as: store opening, private party or holiday party. One thing to erase from the to do list. Boys party, girls party all ages, all themes.No more spending money on party favors no one likes. For information and samples please contact: Galit at 818-862-4284 or
Holistic Facials by Karina
What about customizing your facials? Care about deep pore cleaning? Concerned about acne? Need an AHA peel? Want to enjoy a luxurious face massage only? Would love an extra 30 minute back massage? Would love to relax and experience a 30 minute Reiki session with a facial?  Are you a student?  Structure your facial just the way you love it and you can afford it.  And get special pricing for first time clients.  Even the busiest Moms need to look their best. If your schedule is super busy, Karina can come to you for a slight fee. For appointments please call (323) 663-8382 or email   
For skin care tips and more info, visit
Revive secondhand furniture with decorative paint.
Let the kids decide colors and paint furniture themselves, especially if the furniture is for them.

Nick Risher has been playing the drums for over 10 years
He played percussion in the Notre Dame High School concert band for a year and the Oak Park High School concert band for three years. He’s played drums in several rock bands which allows him to teach many genres of drumming. He has been teaching private drum lessons for 3 years and is great with kids. The lessons are held at his home in West Hills, but if you have a drum set he can teach at your house. Prices are affordable. Contact Nick at (818) 716-0534 or email him at

Baby Steps to Optimal Fitness
Karen Brennan, fitness success story and certified personal trainer is eager to help you help yourself. New Mom’s start now to get your body back, have more energy and better health; older Moms, it is never too late to start the program (as Karen did herself). Contact Karen @ for more info
or (818)645-8801 to begin a proven plan of fitness and nutrition at a very affordable cost to you. Karen will come to your home with all the supplies you need plus a compassionate and cheerful attitude to get you on track for life! “Optimal Fitness is Achieved Through the Infinite Power of Your Mind.”
be, an emerging lifestyle media company
The website will feature “A Moment of Wellness” segments, which will offer simplerelatable tips for integrating positive lifestyle changes into everyday life. The 90-second segments will feature wellness experts giving tips on a variety of subjects including fitness, simple yoga movements that can help alleviate every day back pain and eliminate insomnia and stress; economic well-being, overall nutrition and relationship advice – and much more.

Toe-tapping music that appeals to children for all occasions
Known for her soulful, “rock solid” voice – both heartfelt and immaculately polished – Joanie Leeds creates music that resonates with families coast to coast. The audience is treated to a high energy, interactive performance featuring a mixture of Joanie originals and even a sampling of Jewish tunes!
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Are you looking for Extra Income and to Make a Difference?

Health and Wellness Company – Coaching For Health, LLC is expanding.  Looking for Sales Team member to promote and close High End Weight Loss and Wellness Programs.  Market to primarily women who want to lose 10 or more lbs.  Group, One-on-One Coaching Programs and Specialized Products and Services.  Commission Sales to start for 1st 3 months – then move into commission plus base salary.  Looking for health conscious, highly motivated individual with experience in marketing and sales.  Great customer service skills, flexible working hours – work from home and in the field.  Weekly Sales meetings in our Woodland Hills office.  Training program provided.  Affiliate program commissions available for qualified individuals.   If this sounds like you please contact Jessi at 818-991-4560 as soon as possible.
Bookkeeper Available
Sue Kaichi has been providing bookkeeping services for small businesses for over 20 years. She started her career in public accounting, received her CPA license but decided to retire her license so she can focus on what she enjoys most, working with small businesses. She provides a wide variety of accounting services and her client base includes retail, manufacturing, service and personal. She is experienced with Quicken, Quickbooks and Peachtree. Email Sue Kaichi @
Insurance Broker
Jen’s List members Liz and Susan Silverman highly recommend their dad, Lee Silverman of the Lee Silverman Agency, for all your insurance needs. He has been catering to the families of Southern California as well as Los Angeles business professionals for over 35 years. Please contact Lee if he can help you with any of the following:
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Long Term Health Care
Financial Planning
He’ll take tremendous care of you!
The Lee Silverman Agency
310/387-8597 or
Trump Network Overview-Yoga Works/Westlake Village
Tuesday, March 16th from 6:30 pm – 8:00pm
Yoga Works
2475 Townsgate Rd in Westlake Village, CA
There are alot of events/overviews in L A. We want to expand to this area, and we want to share this in a convenient location. The last 4 months have been incredibly exciting, and we look forward to sharing this with you. Questions? Please contact: Karen Cormier