Saturday April 17, 2010

Today’s Jens List is sponsored by Sierra Canyon Day Camp (Since 1972) 
“The Ultimate Day Camp Experience for Children” 
Whether it is the 110 foot waterslide, go-carts, Joey Magic, “The Rainbow Wizard” or any of the other 30 plus activities, come visit the beautiful facility and meet the Directors this Sunday, April 18th from 1pm-4pm
Thousands of campers (including my 3 older children) from the San Fernando, Simi and Santa Clarita Valleys and the Las Virgenes Areas have experienced the joy and excitement of Sierra Canyon Day Camp.  They take the well-being and safety of your child very seriously & are one of the few local camps that is accredited by the American Camping Association.  This ensures you that they uphold the highest standards in the day camp and child care profession. My kids had the BEST summer last year and can’t wait to go again!
11052 Independence Ave., Chatsworth
Be a part of an AWESOME summer experience at Rockin’ Horse Academy! This is the perfect place for the young songwriter, musician. Kids will be guided by music industry veterans while they learn to write, register, and record an original song to be performed at an end of summer concert. At Rockin’ Horse, kids will work in a professional recording studio set on a beautiful property in the hills surrounded by nature! Visit or call  (818)693-2763 for more info.
“Is your child ready for school?”
It’s never too late to protect their eyes. Dr. Jamali has been providing quality eye care in the Valley area for over nine years now.  She is a TPA certified optometrist and provides comprehensive eye exams for ages four and up. Dr. Jamali also does contact lens fittings. Right now, she is having a special promotion for Jen’s list members.  Free vision screening for 1 child (ages 4-9) with a paid parent examination (some restrictions apply). Even if you haven’t noticed any changes in your vision, it is still crucial to have regular eye exams. Call Dr. Sakina Jamali, O.D. today to schedule an appointment for an eye exam at               (818) 292-3040         (818) 292-3040.
Sign Jamie’s petition to save cooking skills and improve school food
Rose Scharlin Co-operative Nursery School proudly presents their 70th Birthday Party Dancetacular. The event will feature a variety of other activities and entertainment, food and drink. TICKETS: $25(AGE 1 and under FREE!)
SAT., MAY 8th FROM 11AM – 2PM
1161 Logan St in Los Angeles, CA 90026
Dedicate a Day of Service to the Earth!

Host Your Own Cooking Class
Want to add some new dishes to your dinner line-up? Chef Bonnie will come to your home (with groceries!) and teach your group how to cook fresh, easy, healthy meals your family will love. Choose from vegetarian, gluten free, ethnic and many more. Visit for more details. Bonnie also offers a five week menu planner – complete with menus for seven days, recipes and a shopping list! Get Cooking!
It’s possible! Here is a link to a news article that explains how Curtis Nutrition can help you do that. Take advantage of their Spring into Health special – normally 20 % off the first 3 appointments, but for Jen’s list members it is 25% off. Their message is: “Don’t settle for mediocre health!”
Free Seminar – “How to Improve Your Child’s Self-Esteem in 60 minutes”
Tuesday, April 27th at 6pm
Woodland Hills Academy School Room #47
20800 Burbank Blvd. in Woodland Hills
Presented by Brooks & Brooks Foundation, Inc
Please register by calling               818-623-7332         818-623-7332 or email:
Holistic Facials by Karina
Specializes in treating Rosacea(adult acne). If you have Rosacea, one inconspicuous product ingredient can ruin your entire skin care regimen!  Call today to book a free skin care analysis. She has a very effective, affordable Rosacea products without any fillers and additives. 10% off on all Rosacea products. April special: facials $50-$65 + a free eyebrow wax . Call               (323) 663-8382         (323) 663-8382 or email
Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class with Chef Shelly at Savoring Thyme
Saturday, April 24th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM in Stevenson Ranch
RSVP               661-259-6325         661-259-6325
Cost: $50.00 per person. Recipe and instruction booklets will be provided. There will be champagne, prizes and surprises.
Brunch Menu includes:
Asparagus and Morel Mushroom Quiche
Bacon and Egg Pastries
German Apple Pancakes
Breakfast Bread
Shelly’s own Brunch Punch
Adorable & Cuddly Pillows Perfect for Baby Shower & B-day Gifts
Because I Felt Like It is a children’s accessories company featuring super cuddly & adorable products for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages. The first line – “because I felt sleepy”- is a series of modern and playful pint-size pillows made out of corduroy and felt, already a hit with hip and stylish celebrity moms such as Jessica Alba & Nicole Richie. The pillows are perfect for baby shower or birthday gifts…or just for bringing some sunshine into your life! Check them out at and pick them up at Planet Blue Kids in Malibu or Weego Baby in Santa Monica.
It is with a heavy heart that A Definite Maybe announces it’s going out of business sale. The store will be open until June, but the sale starts NOW. Every new item in the store (including furniture, display racks, etc) is on sale and due to orders already placed, new items will be arriving daily. Winter items are marked down 60% and new Spring/Summer items will be marked down 30%
19710 Ventura Blvd, #104, Woodland Hills
              818-348-4950         818-348-4950.
When Families Grieve
Brought to you by Sesame Street – Presents families’ personal stories about coping with the death of a parent, as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward. Watch behind the scenes footage, and the 1-hour television special.
Raise money for the sport in which you participate
The professional sports teams in your area are willing to give non-profit groups and organizations in the region discounted game tickets to sell as a fundraiser. These tickets are generally below any advertised price, giving your team/group/organization the ability to sell tickets below face value while keeping part of the proceeds to fund uniforms, equipment, field/court improvements, community programs, etc. And, best of all, there is very little effort required with no investment and no obligation to purchase any minimum number of tickets!
This structured group will be facilitated by Tanya Prochko, MFTI (#58337), working under Natalie Cohen, MFT (#38549). Tanya is herself a mother of 2, and has extensive experience working with parents in fostering healthy relationships with their children, as well as facilitating various support groups for women.  Starting Monday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm.
18075 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316 
Each group session will be infused with topics such as:
*mitigating the anxiety associated with having a newborn*time management*maintaining a healthy relationship with your spouse
*concerns associated with going back to work*dealing with an older child when you have a newborn *as well as many other common challenges that a new mom may face.
Every week, the group members will support and motivate one another to become the best moms that they can be, without forgetting to be themselves in the process. The sessions are set up to be independent of one another; it is an open group and members can come for some or all sessions.  You may contact Tanya directly at               (917) 657-6232         (917) 657-6232 or Tanyaprochko@gmail.comto sign up.  SPACE IS LIMITED. *Mention JEN’S LIST and get a special rate of $7 per session, or $60/12 sessions.
Over 35 years of experience teaching – Jennifer has him at her house for the past 2 years and is having him again this year!  Her son was swimming underwater at age 3!  She wants to continue with lessons until he is at least 5 to be sure he is water safe.  She needs to fill 4 spots for the week of June 21st at 1:00.  He is already booked for summer, so if you haven’t signed up for swim lessons – take advantage of this opportunity.  If interested please email for more information. 
If you’re expecting twins, there’s a brand new blog just for you
The Twin Coach is a new blog for moms-to-be of twins. Created by an LA mom of twins, this blog reflects her four years of research on the subject of twins, her personal story and includes great resources for you and your new babies.
In the spirit of National Humor Month
Baby Einstein is holding a Funny Baby Photo Contest. Simply submit the funniest photo of your baby by April 22nd for a chance to win a $500 Baby Einstein prize package! Plus, help choose the winner! Stop back anytime between April 23rd-30th to vote for your favorite funny baby photo. Three people will win a $500 Baby Einstein prize pack. To submit your funny baby photo, simply log in or register below
Great opportunity for Young Grandmothers
MysticArt Pictures and a major cable network are looking for 30 something women whose daughters have recently become pregnant, or have already had a child, to star in a new docu-soap reality series!! 30 SOMETHING GRANDMAS This series will follow the real life drama of women in their 30’s who have recently found themselves in the role of “Grandma.” For details e-mail or call               818-563-4131         818-563-4131 ext. 211
Participate in the DOCTORS talk show!
Looking for people with the following issues to ask our doctors for answers:
–          Someone who gets ACNE on their BREASTS and needs help getting rid of it.
–          Someone with questions about health issues in your EYELASHES.
–          A mom concerned about BUGS crawling in her child’s ears.
–          Someone who wants to know if URINE is good for ACNE.
–          A woman who needs help with her partner’s SLOPPY KISSES.
–          Someone who has CORNS and wants them removed.
If you are interested in participating, please email
Seeking employed people who have considered a change
Happy to be employed, but not at the job you dreamed of as a kid? Have you always dreamed of a certain career / lifestyle, but haven’t had the means to go for it? Do you feel stuck on your current path? If you could wake up tomorrow and do whatever you wanted, would you change everything? Looking for interesting workers (age 18- 80) from all walks of life who are willing to share their day-to-day and participate in a documentary film by a festival-award winning producer. If you have had a compelling career path– or none at all– they want to hear your story. Interviews this Sunday, April 18th in Venice, CA. If interested, please email your name, number, picture, occupation and a brief paragraph about why you’d be perfect for this film to:

A brand new community based discount program in the Westside of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. The program designed local businessmen David Kingsdale, Jeffrey Hirschberg and Michael Silber, is a way to save Los Angeles families money, give merchants an effective way to increase sales and help local schools raise much needed funds. The cardholders will go to or the YOUR Card Facebook page to see all of the merchants and offers. New ones are being added daily.
Parent in Control Workshop
Wednesday, May 12th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room 44B, Parent Center – Columbus Middle School
Do you get a headache trying to get your kids to do homework?
Are bedtimes and getting up for school major battles?
Are you concerned about who your child is hanging out with?
Are you offended by the way your children talk to you?
If your answer to any of these questions is YES, help is on the way. Parents will learn how to:
Make rules that work
Enforce rules
End pointless and destructive arguments
Work together
Enjoy their kids again!
Participation in the orientation is required in order to attend weekly group.
For more information, please call:               (818)702-1270         (818)702-1270
Swim season is approaching!!!
Are your kids swim skills up to par? Do you own a pool, but worry about your kids being around it by themselves? Katie is a former competitive swimmer who has been teaching swimming for the past 5 years. Red Cross, CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard Certified. She teaches beginning stroke work with kids ages 1 and up, as well as stroke refinement to people of all ages. She focuses on making the swimming lesson safe, and fun for the child. Email for rates and further info –
Gift Bag & Silent Auction Donations Needed
Upward Bound House’s Spring Bash on May 6th! Looking for companies who want to get their products in front of 300+ young professionals in the Los Angeles area.  Upward Bound House is having a large Spring Mixer at the Luxe Hotel in Bel-Air on May 6th.  The event is sponsored by the Paul Mitchell Co. and Patron Tequila.  Upward Bound House is a non-profit organization in Santa Monica, CA.  It’s the only transitional housing program on the entire Westside that keeps families together.  Over the past decade more than 500 families and their children have graduated the program.  Please email for donation information.
The Preschool at Temple Etz Chaim is seeking donations for the Family Fund Day Silent Auction on April 25th. Please contact Debbie at the Preschool Office at               805-497-6852         805-497-6852
Shalhevet High School is having a silent auction to raise money for the 12th grade trip to Poland and Israel. If you are interested in donating a silent auction item, please email
Summer Intern needed for eco-friendly, e-waste marketing company
Help grow this start-up business to the next level with impeccable research and savvy public relations. Work with a successful MBA and learn the ropes of grassroots marketing, public relations and market analysis. This is an unpaid internship and a great resume builder –  perfect for a high school senior or a college student. Know anyone interested? Please have them email their resume to:
In honor of Earth Day come for a Pots, Soil & Buds Project for a retirement facility
Thursday, April 22nd at 7:30pm – address to be given upon RSVP
PLEASE RSVP BY April 19th To Susan Sysler, NCJW/LA Director of Development & Outreach at susan@ncjwla.orgor               323-852-8512         323-852-8512
Wow! I’m Having a Baby! Parent-to-Be Education Series
Taught by well-known and respected Childbirth Educator, Leslye Adelman. All classes held at Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village.
Welcome to Your PregnancyWed. 5/12 or 6/16, 7-10 PM. For women in their 1st trimester, learn what to expect including discussions on nutrition, work, exercise and finding a medical provider.
We’re Having a Baby- 3 part class, Tuesdays, 6/1, 6/8 and 6/15- 7-10 PM
Starting in your 32nd week, this series covers creating a positive birth experience including relaxation, breathing and pushing techniques.
Breastfeeding Basics, Tues., 6/22, 7-10 PM
In your 3rd trimester, this class provides an encouraging introduction to breastfeeding and other information necessary to feeding your baby.
Bringing Home Baby- 2 part class, Tuesdays, 6/29, 7-9 PM & 7/6, 7-10 PM
In your 3rd trimester, Part 1 is understanding newborns from head to toe, including discussions on products for you and your baby. Part 2 teaches bathing, diapering, swaddling and more. There is an optional one-hour discussion with Rabbi Sarah Hronsky dedicated to the rituals involved with having a Jewish baby.
For more information or to reserve your space, please contact, Marsha Franklin, Temple Beth Hillel’s Early Childhood Director,               818.761.6983         818.761.6983 or

Are you looking for a warm, nurturing and progressive program for your child? The Judaic based, hands-on curriculum encourages learning and facilitates social and cognitive growth. They offer half, extended or full day as well as early drop off. The hours are 7am to 5:30pm. For more info please call Debi Chesler at               818 360-5183         818 360-5183 or email
Many of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars use Vivid M.D
Skincare to keep their skin bright and beautiful – even after hours of heavy make-up, harsh lighting and heat! Join Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts and Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba by using Vivid MD Skincare products
Awesome Michaels Coupon
Expires April 24th
Taking care of everyone but yourself?
Elizabeth Abott MFTI can be a supportive ally on your way to balance and fulfillment. Psychotherapy for individuals/couples/children/ families. specializing in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, body image, and creative issues. Together, you can work to reduce stress, silence your inner critic, explore your unique attributes, build on your strengths, and help you to break destructive patterns in relationships.
New Swedish network for moms in Los Angeles!
If you are Swedish and live in Los Angeles (or if you know any Swedes in Los Angeles – please forward this to them!) you need to check out which is a new network for Swedes that provides an easy way to get in contact with other Swedish people who live here in Los Angeles!
Marina Martini was born in Brazil. She is a chef with ten years of experience. Her mission is to provide a good and healthy food in the convenience of your home. She buys all the groceries and prepare healthy and organic meals that are designed to satisfy your taste. She has a menu that you can choose from or she can cook what you desired. You will enjoy having a homemade meal without spend time in the kitchen. Also, She does private party for up to ten people. She does Family Meals (Feeds 6 – 8).You will be able to choose Brazilian, Italian and/or Mexican dishes. Furthermore, you will have appetizers such as, Brazilian cheese bread “pao de queijo”, Argentinean empanadas, Brazilian chicken pie and much more. Her goal is to make you happy and satisfied with all your needs fulfilled.  You will enjoy so much her delicious specials dishes. E-mail: for more info!
Jen’s List member available to house-sit anywhere in Southern California
Any time between June 7th and August 7th this summer.  Please email kccevent@cox.netfor references, photos and more information.  Your home will be maintained to perfection and might just look even better than when you left!
Cleaning at Affordable Prices
If you are in need of your carpet, upholstery, or tile and grout cleaned, then look no further. Royal Carpet Care strives to impress every customer with our advanced steam cleaning equipment, knowledgeable certified technicians, and the green cleaning solutions. Call               1-800-976-9250 today for a free no-hassle estimate and receive CARPET STAIN PROTECTOR at no additional charge ($150 value) for Jen’s list users.