Wednesday, April 14, 2010

DriveWise Auto: Charity Driven Auto-Buying & Leasing
Looking for a new or a used car?  Look no further!  DriveWise Auto has been able to help many Jen’s List members buy and lease their new and used vehicles, and would love to help you or anyone you know!  They are a Charity Driven Auto-Buying and Leasing Service that gives its clients the ability to buy or lease their vehicles AND to be socially responsible at the same time. DriveWise Auto will very literally do all the work, guarantee competitive pricing, a hassle-free experience, AND provide added-value by making a charitable donation as part of every purchase or lease.  In just over 2 years, DriveWise Auto has donated in excess of $50,000 to more than 200 client-chosen charities, all while providing great pricing, and great service.  Ask yourself this: if “CarPlace A” and “CarPlace B” have the same vehicle available, but “CarPlace A” offers amazing concierge service, completely unbiased advice, no pressure, a more competitive price, AND contributes to charity….where would you buy or lease your car?  Why bother spending your time running from dealership to dealership and using time that could otherwise be spent on things more important to you when DriveWise Auto can do all the work for you and without all the hassle? Even if you just have auto-related questions, call 818.345.5555, e-mail or visit the DriveWise Auto website:
Today In History
President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. (1865)
Divas & Dudes Children’s Boutique 50% off SALE on selected inventory
Divas and Dudes is a trendy boutique with exclusive apparel from the hippest designers in infant to tween. They have a unique selection of games, toys and cool accessories for your little diva or dude. Find the perfect baby shower or birthday gift and receive complimentary gift wrapping. Mention Jen’s List and receive 10% off your entire purchase (excluding sale items) from 4/18-4/25
4881 Topanga Canyon in Woodland Hills

Lori Gilder – CEO and Founder of Interior Makeovers Inc. and
She is an award winning Architectural Interior Designer dedicated to providing her clients with a unique set of design standards by creating an environment and experience that is more comfortable, more satisfying and more rewarding. Please visit and sign up to receive her complimentary Ebook “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation”.
Win tickets to the hottest seat in town!
Dust of your paddles, get out your dancing shoes, and get ready! Round Meadow Auction Elementary is raffling off a pair of tickets to a taping of one of the hottest shows on TV….DANCING WITH THE STARS Each $20 ticket you purchase will get you that much closer to winning a pair of tickets to one of the tapings of this season’s favorite dancing show as well as an incredible DWTS goodie bag. You must email to get a tear off sheet to complete and then bring cash into the office of Round Meadow Elementary, in Hidden Hills, no later than Thursday, April 22nd at 4pm. The winning name will be picked on Friday, April 23rd. Winner will be notified immediately and will be put in touch with the ticket dept to set a date that works for you THIS season! Age requirement: 12 years of age. Tapings are held mid day Monday or Tuesdays
My Gym AMAZING Children’s classes in Woodland Hills/Thousand Oaks
My Gym was created to enhance physical development and a sense of individual success. The number one goal is your child’s growth and development! Now registering for classes for ages 3 months -13 years old. Age appropriate classes, fantastic birthday parties, parent’s nite out, plus new exciting adult classes/parties! Furthermore, my gym has a MOBILE PROGRAM and can bring fun and fitness to YOUR facility! Call for more info!
Woodland Hills Location:
22027 B. Vanowen St. (around in the back at the corner of Topanga/Vanowen) – (818) 702-6946
Thousand Oaks Location:
2701 Thousand Oaks Blvd. (in the Palm Plaza Shopping Center-west of Hampshire) – (805) 494-4154
7th Annual Hack n’ Smack, Kerry Daveline Memorial, Celebrity Golf Classic
Monday, April 19th
Every hour of every day, someone dies of melanoma in the U.S. Melanoma strikes people of all ages, races, and economic levels. One in 75 Americans will develop melanoma during their lifetime. It is the fastest rising cancer in the U.S. and the most deadly. It is also the most highly preventable, and treatable, if caught early. Currently, melanoma research receives less than 10% of the funding given to basic research of other cancers.
El Caballero Country Club, 18300 Tarzana Drive in Tarzana
Hit TV game show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”
NOW SEEKING CONTESTANTS: Pregnant Women/ Twins and Triplets/ Military Moms (or Dads)/ Beauty Pageant Moms/ and anyone fun, really! If you think you’re smarter than a 5th grader and are interested in winning up to $250,000, send the following to 1. Your Name 2. Phone number 3. A brief description of why you’d be good for the show 4. Attach a photo or two of yourself. MUST BE IN LOS ANGELES AREA.
“Celebrity Wedding Makeover” is looking for couples 18-40, local Los Angeles, San Diego, O.C., Santa Barbara, beach cities (i.e. Newport okay), Las Vegas, etc. who would work with a celebrity couple who will help them plan their big day!  There will be HUGE compensation towards the couple’s wedding.  No Bridezillas! Doron Ofir Casting is now casting engaged couples who are planning on getting married May through September 2010 and need helpful hands and an unparalleled eye to help plan your dream wedding and be featured in a very special episode dedicated to your love. Email for more info!
$699, including airfare, from New York
A Rejuvenating Get-Away For Women with Children Living at Home. The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project and Aish Los Angeles have teamed up to offer Jewish Moms from Los Angeles a subsidized and super-exciting adventure to Israel. This trip is being offered to women who want to discover and explore their spirituality and bring more Judaism into the lives of their families. The trip will be travelling the land, from the Syrian Border to the Dead Sea, kayaking on the Jordan, taking a sunrise hike to Masada, meeting soldiers, settlers and modern day heroes. There will be seminars on Jewish Spirituality, building your marriage, your home, yourself and more! To apply for this trip go to Click on the World Perfect Israel Tour 2010 “Apply Now” and select  the Los Angeles, Ca – Oct. 17th-27th trip, or call Sharon on 310 926 2356 or email
Sniffle Buddies for Special Needs Children & Adults
Sniffle Buddies are now being used for helping to tend light to moderate drool in special needs individuals. Visit to see if Sniffle Buddies could be of helpful to someone in your world. Email and mention Jen’s List and Kelly will refund $5 off your online order. If you know an organization that might want info or samples, please let her know.
Come for an engaging and lively hour of fun at Shabbat Romp!
Saturday, April 17th at 4pm
Each month a special guest who will lead everyone in song and movement as you celebrate and say goodbye to Shabbat. This program is open to the community! Questions? Email
6025 Valley Circle Boulevard in Woodland Hills
New Leash On Life Animal Rescue, The Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and The Rotary of Calabasas have joined forces to hold the 6th annual Nuts for Mutts – The Walk! This fun-filled family fundraiser, now in its sixth year, will feature a 5K walk-a-thon through the crystal clear rolling hills of Calabasas. Route highlights will include “pawzstations” with plenty of water, food and fun for pets of all kinds and their human companions. Pure breeds are welcome! New for 2010 includes an expanded pet-friendly exhibit area & children’s activities, canine fashion show, dog training clinic & more.
Sunday – April 18th, 2010
Registration Begins 8:00am & Walk Starts 9:30am
27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas
Little Capers Earth Hero tees for boys/girls are just $20.00 in April
Let the kids show off their Super Earth Saving Power in the Earth Hero Tee!
Shred Kids Cancer is a charity dedicated to help kids fight cancer, that was started by a kid….to help his friend and other kids who are suffering from this horrible illness. Please consider supporting this great cause by participating in one or more of the events planned in the upcoming weeks!
SHREDCAMP – Boot Camp for Kids Cancer will be held at The Calabasas Commons on Saturday April 17th at 9:00 am hosted by lululemon Athletica and ambassadors Aly Covington, Stephanie Vitorino and Sri Hari Moss. with special guest, Brian Peeler from the BRAVO show “Workout” $25 donation goes directly to Shred Kids Cancer to benefit PCRF! For more information contact
Totseat – The Washable, Squashable Travel Highchair
Highchairs are great…but admittedly rather difficult to travel with…UNTIL NOW! Meet Totseat, the babychair harness that allows you to turn any chair – from Chippendale to Eames, whether high-backed, low-backed, knobbly or even open-backed — into a safe place for your little one to sit. Designed for babies eight to 30 months, it’s really easy to use; simply slip over the chair back, adjust the length, clip firmly and sit back and enjoy. Constructed of robust, comfortable fabric, which is Oeko-Tex approved, it squashes down into its own tiny travel pouch and is completely machine washable. The perfect travel accessory, Moms will want to keep one in their diaper bag and another at Grandma and Grandpa’s! Fabric is a cotton blend. As with any highchair, do not leave baby unattended while in the Totseat.

Calling CPAs… Morton’s The Steakhouse Hosting CPA Appreciation Day on April 16th
As millions of Americans rush to file tax returns by the April 15th deadline, Morton’s is offering a special reward for those unsung heroes of the tax season — certified public accounts. Morton’s the Steakhouse Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles have designated Thursday, April 16th as CPA Appreciation Day and is offering CPAs the chance to “file” for a complimentary Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two that will be awarded to one lucky CPA and a guest on that date to celebrate the end of the tax season. CPAs can call Morton’s Beverly Hills and downtown Los Angeles from now until April 14 to submit their name, phone number and email address. On Tax Day (Wednesday, April 15th), one winning CPA will be randomly selected and notified by phone. The lucky CPA and a guest will then enjoy Morton’s Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two on April 16th. Morton’s Beverly Hills is located at 435 S. La Cienega Blvd.; Phone: 310-246-1501. Morton’s in downtown Los Angeles is located at 735 South Figueroa Street; Phone: 213-553-4566.
Ol’ School Motorcycle run to Ventura County Fairgrounds
May 16, 2010
The Willie Ross Foundation in cooperation with 7 dealerships has created a super ride with great activities. Free parking in the activity area. The foundation supports individuals with a developmental disability and deafness. This is a benefit. A day of fun! Meet Actress, Shannon Codner, Actor Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore’s, Shooter McGavin). For information visit
Project Nursery
All about showing real parents how to take charge of their own design and decorating projects. In the spring of 2008, moms, business partners and design enthusiasts Melisa Fluhr and Pamela Ginocchio started Since then, the site has evolved into a leading resource dedicated to baby’s 1st room & beyond. Updated daily, offers readers inspirational photo galleries submitted by parents & designers, hip finds for the family home, do-it-yourself projects, clever party ideas, expert design tips, fabulous weekly giveaways and much more!
Hands On Training offers high quality CPR and/or First Aid Training
Calling all Parents!!! Are you prepared to help your family in any Life Threatening Emergency.  What would you do if your child stops breathing? All instructors are American Heart Association certified and you will receive a 2 year certification on the same day of the class.  Do NOT Delay! Sign up for a class today. Classes start as low at $25pp.  They offer classes Monday thru Saturday at their office located at  15234 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91405. Visit or call (818) 787-3377 for more information
Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire
April 17th at 11:00 AM
Borders – 14651 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
With the new book Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire as the inspiration, you will compose (that’s fancy for create) magnificent poetry, games, crafts and more.Let your creative juices flow! Note: this is not a costume character event.

You can help – donate blood to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. In memory of Alexa and in honor of a 2ND grade Willow Wildcat (who is awaiting your blood now). All blood types are needed
Tuesday, April 27th
Willow Elementary School Parking Lot, Agoura Hills
For an appointment or additional information, contact Andrea Friedland 818-991-0020 or
Gotta Have It! Children’s Clothing Boutique
25% Off Sale!  This Thursday thru Sunday.
Girls sizes 3 months to 12 years and Boys sizes 3 months to 12 years. This includes everything in the store with the exception of the new Luna Luna Summer collection which is a must see! They carry- Shrnk, Talabee Kids, City Threads, Kids Republic, Hula Mula, Luna Luna Copenhagen, Imoga, Knuckleheads, Micros, Indigo Star, Rowdy Sprout and More.
5875 Kanan Rd. in Agoura Hills, Ca 91301 (inside Popular)
Illustrating with Susan Nethery
April 18th – Want to learn how to put a drawing together? There are only a couple of basic shapes in every picture – even the most complicated ones. Children’s book illustrator Susan Nethery will be in today to teach us drawing techniques. 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.
Warm the Heart with a Safe, Wickless Candle!
It’s time to celebrate the very special moms and teachers who bring such blessings to our lives! Show your appreciation for a job well done with great gifts for Mother’s Day (May 9th) and Teacher Appreciation Day (May 4th). Order today to make sure your gifts arrive in time! Order Online anytime @ or call Jaimee @ 805.217.2288. Need a fundraiser idea? Scentsy makes a perfect gift and 20% of the profits will be donated.
Saturday, April 24th
Personally hosted Tea Parties with Alice, the Mad Hatter & special appearance by the White Rabbit. Limited to 14 children per seating. Suited to both boys & girls Full Tea with much fun! Birthdays celebrated & a gift from Alice. 20% of the gross sales go to helping kids fight cancer (
The High Tea Cottage – 21938 Costanso St. in Woodland Hills
Tickets $35.00 includes tax & gratuity ,pre-sale only. Adults wishing to attend the Tea Party $55.00
For more info call 818.887.2117
Eyebrow Wax and Makeup Lead
Referred by Jens List member
“Morgan Jones at Beau Image Salon in Oak Park is AWESOME and has been doing my eyebrows for years.  She’s available for any special event including weddings.  She is very reasonable too!!!  Give her a call at 818.706.9600.  You won’t be disappointed.”
FREE Charity Concert benefiting Children’s Cancer Research
Come enjoy a fun event for babies & toddlers and help fund a cure for cancer!  Deborah Ellen, a children’s singer, will be performing at 10:30am on Sunday, April 18th in the courtyard at A Mother’s Haven. The first 100 families receive a free goody bag & free Kindermusik class!  There will be a raffle after the concert with prizes from vendors (Britax carseat & stroller, Aden+Anais blankets, etc) as well as prizes from local businesses (gift certificate to Plush BeautyBar, photo shoot with Shoots&Giggles, and more). Check out for more info!
15928 Ventura Blvd, Ste 116, Encino, CA 91436
Local Gold Party Provides Cash for Any Worthwhile Purpose
Top Prices To Be Paid Again This Week. Gold prices have skyrocketed. Area residents are raising cash to pay bills, take a trip or save for future needs. Now, you can make money and help others by having your own gold party 1) Your guests will be paid in Cash for every unwanted gold piece they sell . 2) You’ll be paid 10% commission in Cash for all gold purchased. Jay is a local established member of the community. He will help you plan the party and pay for refreshments. Perfect fundraiser for schools, church groups, clubs and non profits.Download his Free Gold Party Report right now at – He pays the highest and fairest price for every piece. See what others have to say at call Jay Rosenberg ay 818-419-8812, or email
Summer is coming sooner than you think! Getting your children water safe is the most important summer class you will give them! Sandy is an experienced private, group swim instructor, with 15 years experience. She has a unique teaching ability that will have your child pool safe and swimming across the pool by the first or second month of lessons! Her prices are competitive, references available. Your pool, or her location. Call Sandy to get started now at 805 433 4632
Referred by Jens List member –
“Last summer my daughter and I took a mommy and me swim class with Aquatic Safety Instruction and had a great time!  The teacher used fun techniques that got our daughter to actually put her face in the water, something she was afraid to do prior to the class.  At the end of each session, my daughter would ask if she could go down this little water slide they had and he was always willing to jump out and help any of the kids who wanted to go down it.  Our daughter looked forward to that slide every class, and I thought it was another great way to get her comfortable with going under the water, even for just a split second.  We just signed up for this summer and I found out that spaces are already filling up for the main summer months, so I thought I would share the website in case any other parents are interested:
2 FREE Kids Yoga Classes During the month of April
*New Students Only – Please Give your kids the gift of FUN! Yoga for kids is a great way for kids to build strength, balance, creativity and focus. This practice explores individual, partner and group poses in a playful, non- competitive and light hearted environment. Your child will leave with a bright smile and a happy heart! Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30
Children’s Speech Pathologist Pamela Mirvis, MS, CCC
A licensed speech pathologist is an excellent resource to assist with your child’s needs. She is expert in dealing with speech and language issues, and is patient and kind (to both children & parents!). Pamela is currently accepting new clients and will come to your home. She does not accept insurance directly, but provides clients with super bills that may be submitted to your insurance company. Contact Pamela at
Chiropractor Referral
From Jen’s List member
“I would like to refer an amazing chiropractor in Sherman Oaks and he’s willing to give a $10 first visit discount for anyone who calls and mentions Jen’s List.  He accepts all insurance other than United Healthcare.  Dr. David Bond D.C., D.N.S. – 818-501-8743”

Natalia Marble & Granite Inc.
Does fabrication & installation of granite, marble and other natural stones for kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces and much more. They are having a blowout sale this month. Give them a call to hear about the specials. (818-988-4205) They have been in business for over 15 years and have a shop where they do all the fabrication in the heart of the valley. No job is too small or too big. Great references and great service. They will give you a free quote.

Company now expanding and looking for entrepreneurial-minded people who want financial AND time freedom. They have extensive training and you can succeed doing this part or full time – whatever works in your schedule. Forbes just named NuSkin in it’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. If you’re looking to replace or supplement your income in this tough economy, contact Megan at (818)642-3682 or Visit
Join The Conejo Valley Business Group WE MEAN BUSINESS networking event:
Tuesday April 20th from 5:30-7:30
Fiamme – 3731 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks
Please bring plenty of business cards, and a raffle item. This is an open event, all types of businesses are welcomed. Be sure to RSVP to this event so we have an accurate headcount.
$13.00 includes-food/1 drink/gratuity. They will honor the happy hour drink prices throughout the event!
Your organizers: Karen Cormier, Director of TEAM Referral Network & Greg Monterrosa-
Nationally recognized company needs spa consultants to continue expansion in the LA marketplace
Be a part of one of the fastest growing trends-promoting women’s wellness through stress reduction products and technique. Experience desirable but not required, hands-on training provided. Significant income potential in running your own business and being your own boss.  PT/FT flexible schedules. Come Thousand Oaks on April 19th to learn more. You must RSVP to attend Info training event. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. Please provide contact number for a brief 5 minute phone call on what attracted you to ad/event and what you currently do. You will be provided location of hotel afterwards.