Thursday July 28, 2011

Aquatic Safety Instruction, LLC has been
Giving the gift of water safety ™® since 1978

New lower class fees for ALL classes. Plus, get a free lesson when you refer a friend & take off $25 for each month you pay in full. Located in Encino & Northridge, ASI is one of the founding Water Safety Instructional schools in the So Cal area. As providers for the American Red Cross, they require that all aquatic staff is Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguard (LG) certified. Most staff is professional educators with a min of a BA within Physical Education or has their teaching credentials. All pools are heated to an average of 88 degrees. Lifeguards available too!
or call 818 363-0221 for more info.



Today in History

World War I began. (1914)

National Milk Chocolate Day

Beatrix Potter birthday

Anniversary of the singing telegram



$20 for $40 at Crafty Kids Playhouses

Promote imagination and creativity with these eco-friendly cardboard playhouses for kids. Summertime is playtime and with these eco-friendly playhouses from Crafty Kids USA, your little ones will have hours of safe play where they can let their imagination and creativity run wild. Paint them, decorate them, or design as you like; these houses are sturdy and are made of 100 percent post consumer products. Choose from rocket ship, house or castle designs. Crafty Kids also sells everything you need to decorate your playhouse along with smaller model versions of their bigger playhouses. Pricing starts at just $15 for accessories and nothing is over $50.00.



Friday, July 29th from 4:30-6:30pm
The owners, Susi and Yaakov Sherman are generously donating ALL profits to the Kaplon Family. Kristi lost her husband, Brian, on March 17th, leaving her, Chloe, age 2 ½ and newborn twins, Reese and Dylan.
It is only $10 PER CHILD – Hurry – This event WILL SELL OUT, so I HIGHLY suggest reserving your spot EARLY.
Go to, click on send money, Kristi’s email is, click on PERSONAL, and then click on GIFT. MAKE SURE TO INDICATE IN THE SUBJECT SECTION – “My Gym Fundraiser“. Any questions, email
The WH Location has been COMPLETELY redone with EVERYTHING brand new!
(818) 702-6946



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Summer is the perfect time to work on math concepts, SAT or ISEE prep, reading, writing, even take up a language or musical instrument.

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Summertime grill is easy with Magic Rub

Now is the time to try Sleeper’s Magic Rub with their fantastic BUY 1 GET 1 Sale! These all-natural gourmet rubs are hand-crafted in artisan batches from the freshest & finest California Herbs, Spices, Fruits & Vegetables. Available in 2 distinctly delicious flavors, these magical spice blends make grilling, roasting, bbqing, sauteing much more tasty! And, they are a great way to add a flavor-POP to your next bowl of popcorn! Visit or for recipes and more info on these and their other gourmet products.



Kidsrevolving: Making Kids Yoga More Fun!

Kidsrevolving classes offer a unique combination of yoga, global enrichment, creative movement and guided visualization. Targeted by age, no two classes are the same but all share a common theme of exploring the body, mind and spirit while having lots of fun! Enjoy First Trial Class For FREE! View schedule at:




New TV Show offers help for Struggling Business Owners!

This incredible new program will feature a self-made millionaire and successful entrepreneur with over 25 years of business experience, who will give expert advice & (REAL!)practical assistance specifically designed for your particular business. For free! They are NOT casting any restaurants, bars, lounges or major chain stores. To apply, email

-Your name and your contact information.  

-The name of your business and a brief description of the products/services that you offer.

-The current problems/issues that you are experiencing.

-How many staff members you have.

-How many family members work with you and in what capacity.

Include photos of yourself, the members of your staff and your business.


Does someone you love deserve something spectacular?

Are your parents celebrating an amazing milestone? Do you have a best friend who has fought through a major health crisis? Someone who gives selflessly to their community? An amazing couple fighting to afford their wedding? Do you know a young person who has beaten the odds? Are they having a birthday, graduation, wedding or other celebration coming up? LA’s hottest candy designer has teamed up with a major cable network for an exciting new series and they are looking for amazing people who could use a fun party from August to October 2011. Send your name, phone number, email, a recent photo and adescription of your super deserving person and their event to



Scrappy,an amazing Chow/Shepherd mix, needs a home!

He is approximately 7 years old and full of life. Scrappy was neglected and abandoned by his owner with his brother Bosto. This past week, Bosto was adopted by a wonderful new family. Scrappy is still living at the vet in west LA and waiting his turn for a forever home. He is a very sweet and loving dog. He likes to go on walks and receive lots of affection. See Scrappy’svideo:  If you are interested in fostering or adopting Scrappy, contact



Ballet Barre Glee Camp 2011

This summer they will have a dancing and singing extravaganza! They will boogie, rock, shimmy and shake to create a fantastic show for all you moms and dads! Each week will feature different themes including Hawaiian Luau, Grease, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, and of course American Idol, Hannah Montana & High School Musical. They will have Pajama days on Wednesdays and Beauty day (they love so much) every day! All the little campers will be working hard on an incredible routine that will be presented on the last day of every other week. Ages of the little stars will be 3 ~ 8 yrs. Must be potty trained. Camp hours will be 9 am~1pm/August 8th ~September 2nd. Price: $ 40/day or $120/week – $450 for 4 weeks.



If It Was Easy, They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married

Jenna McCarthy presents an uproarious but insightful peek behind the curtains at the unholy state of matrimony. With ballsy wit and bawdy humor, she explores everything from male domestic idiocy and the frustrating misfires in spousal communication to how to stay true to the peskiest of vows: forsaking all others. Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, this book is a must-read manifesto on surviving marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.



Yeah, Borders is liquidating, but…. 
Except for magazines and Blu-ray titles, it seems to be like a marketing scam.




Free Guitar With Paid Lessons!

Gerard’s Guitars – Free Guitar with 4 One-Hour Paid Lessons (May Be Split Into 8 Half-Hours)! Credentialed teachers with Child Development and Music Degrees. Offering Guitar, Ukelele, Bass, Mandolin, Violin, and Keyboard Lessons. Private One on One Lessons available. Vintage Gallery – New & Used – Collectible – Repairs too!

19641 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, 91356

(818) 344-8482


Voice/Piano lessons from Northwestern graduate

Do you want a fun, dynamic voice and piano teacher to come teach in your home? Melissa is a graduate of Northwestern University and DePaul University with a Bachelor and a Master of Music. Upcoming performances with LA Opera in 2011-2012 season. Over eight years of private teaching experience. Currently teaching at Green Brooms Music Academy, Beverly Hills High School, Palos Verdes High School, Windward School, Idyllwild Music Camp, and Red Pelican Music.


Learn Piano/Voice Lessons

Call Carolyn Barth at 323-229-7334

Broadway trained in NY City!

References available upon request.


Experienced Voice and Piano teacher, now accepting new students for fall schedule

Ariella Vaccarino, creator of Voice Lessons To Go is accepting a limited amount of new private voice and piano students for her fall schedule. She has been teaching for 18 years. Lessons can be split between piano and voice, siblings, and friends. She teaches by the half or full hour in her home studio in Woodland Hills. Ongoing Group Voice Lessons are also available for kids, teens, and adults. 818)593-2038



Commercial Mommy

Los Angeles based actress, juggling the everyday demands of co-parenting three children, who are also actors. She knows that she is not alone in this circus feat! She has been successful in helping her kids create careers, remain accelerated in school and evolve into beautiful human beings. By sharing her journey, strategies and insights…..she hopes to be of assistance AND inspiration to all of the other commercial mommies and daddies in the biz!



Ever thought about participating in a Half Marathon?

Now’s your chance with Team Believe. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what shape you’re in. With Team Believe you will:

· Receive support to achieve goals you never thought possible.

· Get in shape and have the time of your life!

· Make new friends and wear a medal to be proud of

· Become the athlete that you want to be

· Believe in yourself – One Mile At A Time

This is a non-fundraising marathon training program.

Click on Events Page at for the program details, to watch the Video, or Join the Team through the Online Registration.



Have a celiac in the house?  They deserve dessert, too.
Delicious brownies recipe opportunity for your Jr. Chef. Parental supervision – lots of steps and tools. Maybe swirl nut butter into the batter. Yum.



Need to Attract Attention for your Event or Business?

Are you putting together an event or simply promoting your business? 1080 Signs offers everything from indoor & outdoor signs and banners, to graphic design and business cards! Our prices are competitive and the turnaround times are unbeatable. Mention JEN’S LIST for a 15% discount. For more information, email or call 818-222-4915 ext.12.

23907 Ventura Blvd, Calabasas, 91302



Buy one Get one – Pinkberry – thru July 31st



Have you gotten a photo red light ticket?

Have you been sent to a collection agency, or received a letter from a collection agency? If so, email Such collection tactics may be illegal. They are investigating the matter and would like to speak to you.



Nancy’s Creations

A jewelry designer who meticulously hand-crafts all of her jewelry using sterling, Swarovski crystals, vermeil, assorted gemstones and pearls. Custom jewelry is available for gifts, weddings, holidays and special events.



Save 10% Storewide on Luxury Baby Gifts at California Cozy

California Cozy specializes in must-have essentials for babies, children and adults. We are a mom-owned small business and believe in saving time and money by internet shopping. Use code JENSLIST to save 10% off your order. Free Shipping over $50.



Wanna Dance? in Sherman Oaks…

Sunday, August 7th from 10:00-11:00am

Are you looking for a new workout routine that makes you forget that you are exercising? Join Celebrity Dance Fitness Expert, Ilyse Baker for Wanna Dance? at Anisa’s School of Dance 14252 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, 91423-2788 on Sunday, August 7th at 10am. $15 a class and guaranteed FUN! To find out more information, email Read testimonials about Ilyse and her classes:



FTC Consumer Alert – “Free Trials” Aren’t Always Free  Strings attached?  Find out what to do and where to complain.



Can Bread Be Salad? or Dessert?  Consider substituting more healthy sweeteners for sugar (add a touch of molasses) and whole wheat for white bread (kids Will be okay with this).  Any juicy fruit will taste delicious – fresh in season, frozen otherwise.



Itty Bitty HeartBeats™

A Kids First Award-winning animated/live-action web-based television series of musical adventures for girls and boys ages 2-6. itty bitty HeartBeats™ emphasizes three core values:

– Living a healthy, nutritious lifestyle

– Having a healthy heart, both physically and emotionally

– Teaching positive life lessons

The entire series is available to be streamed for free, with just one click, from any Internet-connected device. “Like” them at and watch the whole series at



FTC Consumer Alert – “Free Trials” Aren’t Always Free  Strings attached? Find out what to do and where to complain.



Unlimited Range Baby Monitor for All

Evoz Monitors, let’s busy, active parents listen to their kids anytime, anywhere, right from their iPhone. Evoz is an unlimited range monitor that actively contacts you when your baby cries. It also collects sleeping and crying data and curates helpful parenting content from across the web. When parents are out on date night, traveling or at work, Evoz will proactively send texts, emails or phone calls when their baby is crying. It also understands the difference between a cry and background noise. You can download the app today from the iTunes App Store For your participation in the beta, you will receive two free weeks of the premium service.



Kawasaki disease



Vocational Skills Training Program serving 18-22 year old transition Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Through individual as well as dynamic group activities, this program will provide comprehensive vocational assessment & the development of core vocational skills. The program includes career exploration & exposure to career opportunities, training designing to improve job-seeking skills & work-place basic skills and site visits & job shadowing to explore various work-based activities. There will also be multiple on-the-job training experiences and social skills building as it pertains to work & work relationships. The next session begins Aug. 15th. Round trip transportation provided. Contact Heather Humphrey at hhumphrey@thehelp.orgor 818-779-5272 for more info.



Groundbreaking New Cookbook

Over 200 of healthy and mouthwatering dinner recipes! All recipes have less than 10 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Includes an amazing variety of recipes including vegetarian and simple side dishes. No more wondering what’s for dinner! This book will take all the guess work out.



Perfectly sized to carry everything your tyke needs for a day at school

It features a unique horizontal design that keeps supplies within easy reach. The cover flap pocket opens to a main compartment with plenty of space for books, binders and notebooks. A padded computer sleeve protects a laptop. Three interior organizer pockets hold small necessities like pencils, pens, crayons and an mp3 player. Five exterior pockets (including a lunch money pocket and water bottle holder) plus an ID holder help your little one stay organized. Made of durable, water-resistant 600-denier polyester. For each schoolbag you purchase, they will give a schoolbag with school supplies to a child in need around the world.



Children’s Dept of “The-J” Preschool

Enroll by Aug. 1st and you will receive a $100 off your 1st months tuition! Now enrolling for the Fall 2011 -2012 school year! Preschool 2.6 years old to 5 years old. They offer a 9-12 and 9-3 program. Low child/teacher ratio! Play-based programs! Your child will have fun learn about science, art, reading, math, cooking, social skills and much more Located in the Santa Clarita Valley, Call Bari at 661-877-7121.



Southern California School Nutrition Association is Seeking Items for Their Online Auction on Bidding for Good

SCSNA is a non-profit (501)3c, #95-2626680. Auction opens September 14th. This is an exciting worthwhile chance to support SCSNA and help provide nutritious meals to school children. “A Hungry child can’t learn”! On the web site “Bidding for Good” they can promote your brand and product to a target audience of 1000’s of supports, plus expose to online bidders. Email if you are able to donate, travel, event tickets, gift certificates to restaurants and stores, sports memorabilia, etc.  



Are you suffering from Stress, Insomnia, Anxiety or Panic attacks?
Headaches, Migraines, Heart & Gastrointestinal problems and many more. If you have experienced any of these symptoms and are looking to relieve them, please visit & receive healing sessions from Reiki Master, Sevinj Kerimova. Sevinj is a licensed Parapsychologist, Bioenergist, and a Reiki Master with 20 years of experience. She has practiced in Turkey, Germany, and in the US with great success in helping those find relief and healing without pills or medicine. Mention Jen’s list and receive Free Diagnosis and a 20% off your First Session. Call (818) 859-6567 OR email KSEVINJ@YAHOO.COM for any questions or to set up an appt.
Santa Monica Medical Clinic in West Hollywood



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Healthy GREEN Carpet Cleaning

If you are in need of your carpet, upholstery, or tile and grout cleaned, Royal Carpet Care strives to impress every customer with their advanced steam cleaning equipment, knowledgeable certified technicians, and their green cleaning solutions. Call for a free Carpet Inspection at 800.976.9250. Visit for $25 off your next cleaning.


Ron at Steam ‘n’ Clean – 818-415-9595

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