Friday April 9, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by the
It’s Spring, and we all know what that means…..swimsuit season is right around the corner. Yikes! Want to get in shape fast, AND HAVE FUN? Welcome to Kinetic Cycling where recreation = re- creation! SPECIAL: For first time students we are offering an unbelievable deal, are you ready?!– 10 classes for $50!!!! That’s normally a $140 value! And your first class is FREE! Imagine a THX movie theater with bikes…. Kinetic Cycling in Brentwood is the hottest, most innovative studio around! It has even become a favorite of celebs like David Duchovny and Hilary Swank. The 45 minute classes are offered daily for people of all ages and levels. Each ride feels more like a party than a workout! Our Keiser M3 bikes are the smoothest ride out there, you’ll ride them into the future and never look back! Just click on the free coupon link at And become a fan of Kinetic Cycling, Brentwood on Facebook for the latest news and events!
Today in History
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. (1865)
French explorer LaSalle reaches the Mississippi river (1691)
The U.S. Senate passes a law making Winston Churchill the first honorary U.S. citizen. (1963)
Gold Party Girls Pay Lots of Money for Your Gold
Fundraising? The Girls pay twice as much to non-profits, donating 20% of Payouts to charity. For every $1,000 in Gold that is bought, they give $200 to the non-profit! There is NO cost whatsoever for the schools! They also assist private businesses to increase sales volume with special events, Creating Guilt-Free spending cash for shoppers. They will be appear for events at Siany Westlake & Calabasas this month. The “Girls” throw the Best Gold Parties ever, giving the most to Party Hosts! Many references available upon request! Mention Jen’s List and Stacey will give a refreshment fee of $50 on parties over $1,000 and 10% Plus “Bonuses!”If she buys $5,000 worth of gold from your friends, she pays you $500 plus an extra $100 cash bonus! It’s really fun & easy. Parties require only 3 to 10 friends & are so worth it! Stacey gets the party started with Evites or Emails for your guests. Party Hosts Walk Away With More CASH & Host & Friends Are Always 200% Satisfied! Stacey pays the highest prices for your Gold & Platinum Jewelry! She buys all karats & types! Broken, ugly, tangled, anything…Just Bring It! Call to set up your Gold Party or Private Appt. at 818.348.6093 or email
Join this exclusive showing of the Oliver Peoples eyewear collection. The entire Spring and Summer Collection will be available at WINK Optometry in the Calabasas Commons on Saturday, April 10th from 12:00- 5:00 pm. A gift with any purchase from Oliver Peoples eyewear. Mention Jen’s List and receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase that day.
The Hot Mom to Be Handbook
Look and Feel Great from Bump to Baby! Whether its avoiding McSteamy or McDreamy OBGYNs, or creating decoy baby names, or Hot Mom Mocktails, or perhaps combating Dad’s Post Party Depression, this book offers a wide variety of helpful and funny information. Jessica helps readers work the Perks of Pregnancy and how to play the I’ve gotta Pee card perfectly so that they can gain entrance into any employee bathroom or out of any unwanted conversation. Did you realize if you tear baby wipes in half the package will last twice as long? Jessica shares dozens of money saving tips and advice that won’t cramp your style in the Bump on a Budget sections in each chapter. Calculating your baby’s carbon butt print can be exhausting, Jessica has done the research and worked with the top green experts, she shares her earth friendly tips for the Eco-Minded Mama in sections throughout each chapter. If you want to know where to find a custom stroller with streaming ipod surround sound and ostrich leather seats…the Stuff to Drool Over section in each chapter will have you either rolling your eyes or breaking out your credit card.
Summer is coming – Get your children’s clothing labeled!
Look what’s new at Choose from it’s licensed collection of Disney Artwork. That’s right – Mickey, Goofy, Donald, Cinderella, Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, and many more are all there to choose from. Label Daddy offers Peel-and-Stick washable, customized labels. The labels are your ideal solution to make sure all your children’s belongings make it home each and every day.   Check out Label Daddy’s wide assortment of sizes, colors and fonts along with their one of a kind, offered only by Label Daddy, LAMINATION process as well. An absolute must for Camp!!! All labels are made in the U.S.A. They also offer fun, simple, and “green” fundraising options. Contact for more information. Use code “jenslist” and receive 10% off
$10 Student Tickets at Madame Tussauds for Spring Break
Spend Spring Break with the Stars!  Head to Madame Tussauds in Hollywood this week and get $10 STUDENT TICKETS* with valid Student ID and code “SPRING BREAK”.  Madame Tussauds Hollywood is LA’s newest interactive wax attraction located next door to the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.  To get more info and check out all of Madame Tussauds’ famous faces, head to Share the love for this star-studded attraction and become a Facebook Fan now at This exclusive Spring Break offer will end this Sunday, April 11th! *To redeem this offer show your valid Student ID and mention code: “SPRING BREAK” at the Box Office to receive the special Spring Break Student $10 ticket. Does not apply to on-line tickets, combo tickets or other offers. Not to be combined with any other offer. No cash value. Subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.
Simons Simplex Collection research study
Linda Quirmbach is a mother and a psychologist with the UCLA Autism Program. She is currently working on an exciting genetics study and are looking for families who have a child diagnosed with autism to participate. Participating families come to UCLA for one day, and would receive $200 and a letter summarizing their child’s assessment results. Contact the intake coordinator, Joni, if you are interested! (310) 794-2215 or email for further info.
Mini Photo Coin Purses – 2 for $2.99 including free shipping
You can personalize a coin purse for you and your best buddy with this buy one get one free offer, which includes delivery. Coupon code: 342COINS – Expires on: 04/13/2010. Offer is only applicable to the first 2,000 orders. One use per household only.
Ultimate Mom To be Sweepstakes
SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH 11:00A.M. to 1:00P.M.
6043 Tampa Ave. in Tarzana
For the past 40 years, Woodcrest School, a WASC accredited, coeducational private day school in Tarzana, has provided students in grades K-5 with individualized attention in small groups at tuition rates under $10,000 per year. Woodcrest students score high on standardized tests, develop strong character, and become avid learners. The school utilizes SMART Boards in all classrooms, has specialized instruction in science, art, music, and foreign language, a computer lab, gifted programs, sports teams, an indoor pool, dance, social studies, and exceptional reading and math programs.
Valley Trails day camp operates on the campus of Woodcrest School starting June 28th. Campers in grades K-9 experience fun filled onsite activities based on weekly themes and offsite trips twice per week. The camp offers flexible schedules and affordable rates.
Call 818-345-3002 to RSVP or setup a private tour
Having a baby by way of IVF is the end of one arduous journey
And the beginning of another, more welcomed one-raising this precious miracle. The Psychological Component of The American Society of Reproductive Medicine has taken an official position on the subject of telling an IVF child of his origins. In the best interests of the child it is recommended that those who are conceived by this method have a right to full disclosure. Claudia Santorelli-Bates has written a charming book for these children and their parents so that the concept can be introduced when they are very young. In “I Can’t Wait to Meet You” the wonders of biology and science are simplified. The microscopic becomes large enough for the child to visualize how he or she came to be. And just as important, this book will leave the little ones with a sense of how loved and wanted they are.
Musical Theater Workshops
West Valley Music Center in West Hills presents this summer workshop for kids, teens and adults. Small group sessions, individual attention and professional direction by Donna DeBenedetto Barwald. Each workshop culminates in a short musical revue with a live band! No experience needed! Whether you are 8 or 80, they will help you find your voice and shine on stage. For more info, call Donna at 818-635-1824 or Jeff at 818-992-4142
Get coupons for free movies, music downloads and ringtones when you shop at Kroger-affiliated supermarkets
The coupons are available at more than 2,500 Kroger, Jay-C, Ruler, Dillon, Baker’s, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s Foods, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less, Quality Foods and Smith’s stores. You get a coupon automatically at the check stand when you buy 10 items from 20 participating brands, with dozens of qualifying items for each brand. Each coupon is good for one free movie ticket, 15 music downloads, or 15 ringtones. That’s about a $10 to $15 value. If you buy 20 items, you can get 2 movie tickets, or 15 song, and so on. The coupons are redeemed online, at a special web address printed on the coupons. Here’s a link with more specific info:
Specialized Full Body Waxing Studio of Germana Torres, located in Santa Monica. She is a licensed esthetician experienced in Brazilian Waxing Techniques and offers the best in waxing services. She uses the finest Homemade Organic and Hypoallergenic HONEY WAX from 100% PURE HONEY! Call today to book your appointment! Special for Jen’s list- Girls Brazilian Bikini Waxing for only $45 (save $20!). Call Germana at (310)403-8026
The Art of Book Making
Sunday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books. Take a family-friendly tour and check out classic images of wild things, golems, and pigs who wish they were kosher! Then, in this workshop, make books to take home and fill with stories from your imagination. Everyone will design colorful covers or frontispieces inspired by picture-book illustrations from the exhibition. Ages 4 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Registrants for the 11:30 a.m. workshop may come straight to the art studio, or arrive early and visit Noah’s Ark at 10:00 a.m. Admission to Noah’s Ark is included in the workshop fee. Registrants for the 2:30 p.m. workshop may come straight to the art studio, or arrive early and visit Noah’s Ark at 1:00 p.m. Admission to Noah’s Ark is included in the workshop fee.
Get the Spring Special at JMG Skin Therapy!!
10% off any customized clinical skin care treatment or permanent makeup. Offer expires June 2010. Hurry, and contact Julie to make your appointment today. (818) 606-4476 or Mention Jen’s list and receive a cute headband!
Staci @ Staci’s Skin Care
Offers great facials and brow waxing. Referred by Jens List member – Call Staci 818-606-5615 for an appt!
Self-employed photographer based in Woodland Hills with over twenty years of professional experience, offers his specialty in event photography (media-related, weddings, etc…). He also does portraits, family and children’s photography as well. Rich Saputo has an extensive portfolio (Available upon request) & his photos have been published in numerous publications and releases, Call 818.554.3358 or email for more info!
FREE photo session (no sitting fee when you mention Jen’s list) with photographer Claire Painchaud. Prints at a reasonable price too! Check out: and email her at: or call 310-920-2227 if interested!
Alexander Slanger’s company, Slanger Photography, is offering a free 8×10 print to all new clients. You can see his work at He shoots weddings, headshots, children, and just about anything you can imagine.
Calling all super spies! Let’s learn something sneaky
April 11th
You will be writing secret invisible messages today, and learning how to make them magically appear! 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. Visit or call (323) 761-8984 for further information.
Spring Boutique Looking for Unique Vendors
Boutique in Valencia established for 14 years looking for a few more “unique” vendors to participate in their upcoming Spring Boutique in May at the beautiful Embassy Suites.  Just under 5,000 square feet of shopping.  This is truly a one stop Boutique with thousands of customers on the mailing list.  Please e-mail pictures of your product or website information to
Free and Cheap
Here’s a site to bookmark: covers cars, phones/cellphones, computers, coupons/shopping, education, entertainment, finances, health, homes, legal, life/family, pets, travel.
Summer Art and Exploration Camp 2010
Explore your creative sides through friendship and art. They know that scheduling purposeful and joyful experiences for your children is important to your family, and it is for this reason that they have developed this summer program. If you have any questions please call (310)576–3403, or email:
Looking for mandarin classes in the valley for 3-7 yrs olds. Email
Looking for a piano teacher who can play and teach children to play piano like Chico Marx. Emial
Looking for anyone who has cloth diapers or covers they doesn’t need them anymore to donate them to a new mom. Email
Looking for feedback on the Discovery School in Tarzana and the Exploring Minds Montessori in Van Nuys. Email
Job seekers ages 16 – 24 are invited to attend
SATURDAY, April 17th from 10:00AM — 2:00PM-FREE lunch included
WEDNESDAY, April 28th from 6:30PM — 8:30PM
These workshops are FREE! You will learn how to write a winning resume, go over interviewing techniques, business dress, job search tips, and how to increase your chances of getting a job!! For more information online visit
15226 Parthenia Street, North Hills, CA 91343
Please call to reserve your seat. Space is limited. 818-920-0101
SPIRIT WISDOM CIRCLES Presents “Creating Your Life Is an Inside Job”
A fun and supportive 6-week course facilitated by Intuitive, Sherry Lynn. Topics include The Law of Attraction and the Abraham-Hicks Principles. Jen’s List member, Carolyn Conrad says, “Sherry Lynn is a natural teacher, filled with Spiritual joy. She empowers with her intuitive gifts; gently guiding us in the direction of our dreams.” Contact Sherry for details: or (805) 660-9195.
Fun “boot camp” style fitness classses for kids ages 8-14
Includes cardio, core and strength training. Classes are taught in a “kid friendly” way. Agility, coordination, balance and endurance are also stressed. It’s the toughest fun your kids will ever have! Come and try a free class! Call or e-mail for more information – 818.789.6648 / Private Training also available for children and for the whole family! Ask about the Family Plans.
Academic Videos From Spring Break until Summer Break, subscribe to Clickademics for free. Just sign up for our site and enjoy helpful lessons from great high school and middle school teachers for free. You will also receive our monthly newsletter packed with tips for doing well in school. Visit
One child in 110 is classified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Entice Jewels is working with MedicAlert’s Safe and Sound program to provide bracelets that children will wear, in designs that they like. The Safe and Sound program comes with an optional caregiver ID and emblem. Enticejewels provides beautiful interchangeable bracelets that parents will enjoy wearing. Visit for more info.
Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls
4/22 @ 4pm
Ingredients for the meal are almost all local and prepared by a celebrated chef. After appetizers on the upper campus, everyone will settle in sharing the long table that winds its way among the trees of the lower campus. After a gourmet meal with a beautiful sunset, you will have a unique desert, an auction, and dancing. Call 818/998-4037 for more info. COST:$195.
21523 Rinaldi St, Chatsworth
Let Ruby Receptionists answer your calls!
Nationwide, from a studio in Portland, Oregon, they will handle your calls with care – answering your phone calls with your custom greeting, screening, announcing and transferring calls wherever you may work, and taking messages, offering voicemail, and providing helpful information when you’re away. The cheerful live virtual receptionists are trained to make a difference in your day. There are no canned speeches or conversations. The remote virtual receptionists and live phone answering service delivers the perfect mix of friendliness, charm, can-do attitude, and professionalism.
Seeking singers ages 10-20 for showcase at local restaurant
Must be experienced with confidence and a great stage presence. Able to sing four songs off a karaoke tape and wow the audience. Great experience for the young entertainer. Call Richard at 818-793-8379 or email at
Looking for a business partner
Must be friendly and outgoing, have an entrepreneurial spirit, be motivated, have a strong work ethic, care about healthier, green products, and love to help others. The position is flexible, part time (about 10 hours a week) and the commission potential is between $3,000-$7,000 a month within a year. This is ideal for moms who want to stay at home or for those who work outside the home and need an additional income. For more info email
What is the difference between different types of salt such as kosher salt, sea salt, iodized salt, and regular salt?
Still suffering from that an occasional pimple?
Try Parisian’s Pure Indulgence “Clarte
Visit to order and get a 15% discount with promo code Jen15
Receive your treatment by a regional trainer! Laser hair removal $99 for bikini and underarms. Restylane and Juvederm $450. Radiesse $550.Buy a Zerona package of full 6 sessions at $2500 and get a second package for a friend or family FREE.Call (818) 324-6446 for more info.
More than a Mother’s Helper
Linda is a former educator, animal rescue volunteer, medical assistant, and mother of three grown children who offers a variety of services for families, seniors, and pets in the Agoura Hills, Westlake Village area. A local homeowner, with a reliable car, she does child care, pet sitting, errands, shopping, driving, and more. Hourly rate is $15 with a three hour minimum. Local references are current. Email:
Garage Sale
Saturday, April 10th from 8am-3pm
308 S. Bedford Dr. just north of Olympic in Beverly Hills