Wednesday March 21 2012

Smart Choices-Amazing Kids-

Camps at The UCLA Family Commons are popular with parents & children alike, combining fun with social & emotional growth. Wide array of activities includes outdoor games & beach play, martial arts, yoga, scavenger hunts, excursions to the Promenade, Pier & Palisades Park, more.

GIRLS GET REAL(8-12 yrs): Fun, friendship & laughter! Activities inspire self-discovery & strengthen confidence for the teen years.

BOYS ONLY(8-12 yrs): Gain life skills while enjoying active, high-energy fun.

COMMONS KIDS(Co-ed, 5-7 yrs): New this year! Imaginative play & outdoor time is fun for kids, yet builds key cognitive & social skills.

New for 2012: June 11th-Aug 17th. Extended stay option.

1221 2nd St, Santa Monica




Today in History

The infamous Alcatraz prison is closed. (1963)

Fragrance Day

National Dance Day

Spring Fairy Fun Day



Is your child struggling in school?  Nervous about that upcoming SAT or ISEE?

Now is the perfect time to get some FREE help from StudyShop Tutoring.

Just mention Jen’s List & get your first SESSION FOR FREE!

For more information, call (310) 845-9130 or email

“Working with StudyShop made me feel comfortable about my learning style. My tutor’s patience and wealth of knowledge guided me to build upon my strengths and work on my weaknesses!”-Jessica T, student



Destination Science Day Camp – Save $30!

Destination Science is a chance for kids to really dig into science with fun hands-on experiences that develop confidence – and satisfy kids curiosities. What child can resist learning with Camps like: Crazy Coaster Science & Sea-fari Park, Robo-Dragon Extreme Techno Challenge, Rocket Powered Mars Expedition and Wild Extreme Physics Fun! Over 100 locations in 5 states! 20+ in Los Angeles. Special Offers: Enroll by March 31st & Save $30/wk.




Thumos Health Center – Healthy moms and Healthy babies

Ganit’s medical practice focuses on women’s health and fertility. She believes acupuncture and Eastern medicine are particularly effective in assuaging women’s health issues due to their holistic approach. Maximizing the wellness of both mother and child is one sure way to help achieve this. Ganit specializes in helping women get pregnant, overcome nausea or “morning sickness.”  Help relieve pregnancy sciatica and related pain and Labor preparation in cases of late birthing.




Can you imagine what your life would be like if you had the tools needed to move on from divorce?

At Divorce Detox™ we understand the pain and consequences of divorce, and we also recognize that divorce provides an opportunity for personal growth, wisdom and a happier life. Your time is now to survive and thrive. Let us guide you through your journey of separation or divorce to a fulfilling future. Call (888) 456-7056 for a free consultation. With Divorce Detox™, divorce is a transition, not a way of life.



Do not miss the AMAZING Round Meadow Spring Boutique

Friday, March 23rd from 8am-4pm

They will have The Treasured Accessory, Isabella Imporium, Four Hearts, and Renay Herman jewelry. Great Haviana swarovski flip flops, Fred Segal hats, Strut This work out wear, Pop! Clothing, kids clothes, Amazing sheets at incredible prices, inexpensive portable speakers for ipods, Siany accessories, Luv in It accessories, Whitney Herman Designs, Beautiful Succulent arrangements, Gourmet vinegars and Oils, Mommy and daughter aprons, Marc Allison Jeans, Jackie and Nicolz clothing, Melamine servingware, Beautiful soy candles, Personalized dog tag necklaces, Home and Garden decor and more! Bring your unwanted gold/silver to get cash in hand from the Gold Party girls!

5151 Round Meadow Rd. in Calabasas, 91302


Help rock the vote for Fresh Brothers!

Calabasas Patch is having a “Best Pizza” contest, please take a moment to share your vote at



Need a Photo Montage Soon?

Bari can help you and her turn around is quick! Bari will take your most treasured images, put them to music and transfer the completed photo montage to DVD. You will get a one of a kind DVD slideshow keepsake. It is perfect as a personalized photo gift or heirloom to pass on to future generations. Great for graduation parties or gifts, new babies, weddings/engagement parties, anniversaries, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, team sports. Gift certificates are available.



Come be a part of Toyota Symphonies For Youth: Minimalist Jukebox at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Saturday, April  14th and 21st: 10am art workshops , 11am concert

The ultimate family event, combining fun and fantasy, makes the LA Phil part of your child’s wonderful world. Led by the LA Phil’s Dudamel Conducting Fellows and directed by theater artists, this series of captivating orchestral concerts will give your children (ages 5-11) the opportunity to create memories they’ll never forget. Presented by LAPhil. For tickets and information,visit


Special Icon SPANISH, ESL and HUMOR – One on one and group classes available for all levels

Do you need a Spanish or English language tutor to help increase your company’s language capacity? Would you like humor to help you increase sales or make your business presentation more fun?

Fine Tune Tutoring is a company dedicated to fine tune your company’s employees by helping them with language and communication skills that will benefit your company. They service the Los Angeles area.

10% off package of 10 classes with mention of JEN’S LIST!



WIN one of two sets of Family Four (4) Packs for a special screening of DreamWorks Animation 

3-D screening of KUNG FU PANDA2 at the International Family Film Festival at Raleigh Studios. TO ENTER FAN them by end of day, Wednesday; 

Winners announced on Thursday am!

Want to attend anyway, RSVP at

Come Sunday March 25th at 730pm to meet DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg present the Friz award to “Kung Fu Panda 2” helmer Jennifer Yuh Nelson as part of the 17th annual Intl. Family Film Festival Awards at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Tickets and screening information available at



Fun and Creative Summer Camps at Griffith Park
Melissa Green, LA children’s performer/music teacher and Sue Bell, director of Giggles and Grass Stains, come together for their 5th season of camps and workshops. This duo is packed with high-energy, endless imagination and a love for kids.
*July 16th-27th:Summer Performance Camp(9:30a-1:30p)
Your child will write, produce, direct and perform their own show!
*July 16th-20th:Space Camp(2-5p)
Discover super cool space facts, craft spaceships and hike to the Observatory!
*July 23rd-26th:Nature Camp(2-5p)
Explore all that nature and science has to offer!
*Aug 20th-24th:Magic in the Forest Camp(10a-3p)
The kids will hike, craft and sing using exciting clues!
Email to sign up!



Top 5 Motherhood Moments



FREE Exclusive Signing Story Time for Ages 0-6

Saturday, March 24th from 10:30-11:00am

Expand the conversation with SignShine’s® founder and owner, Etel Leit.

As seen on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams!

Sign and sing fun songs and rhymes

Enjoy a puppet show

Play games

Blow bubbles

Children’s Book World – 10580½ W. Pico Blvd. in LA, 90064

Sign Up at & enter a DVD raffle with the best of Sign, Sign and SHINE songs!

Refer a friend and get another entry. Want more? Check out SignShine’s® amazing programs.

310.277.SIGN (7446)



Eat well without breaking the bank  
Covers snacking wisely, packing a lunch, making it from scratch, planning ahead, starting/joining a food-buying club, lots more.



Passover Music Concert

Sunday, March 25th at 2:30pm

Passover Party Concert with musician Doda Mollie!

Free parking and admission.

6505 Wilshire Blvd.




Need Help With a Senior Loved One? Always Best Care Can Help

Their mission is to help adult children with senior loved ones and seniors in two very important ways. They find the right fit in the most appropriate assisted living community. They have personally evaluated hundreds of assisted living locations and can help you make the right choice. 100% free service. They also provide compassionate companion care right in the comfort of home. Their experienced caregivers are licensed and bonded. They help keep your loved one happy, healthy, safe, and independent.



Stop unwanted phone directories, catalogs and junk mail  
Opt-outs to reduce incoming clutter.



Healthy Kids Forum: Do You Have a Child-Based or Local Business That You Would Like To Promote To Parents at No Charge?

The Healthy Kids Forum, sponsored by Providence Health & Services and Temple Judea, is looking for businesses that want to reach parents with children of all ages. They are looking for discount coupons, flyers and product samples to be included in goodie bags that will be given out at the Health Kids Forum on April 1st. Contact Mimi at or call 818-324-4863 for more information. Be sure to sign up for the event as well at



Support Group for Women Dealing with Infertility Issues

If you or someone you know is currently struggling with infertility issues or has experienced them in the past, then you may find A Support Group for Women Dealing With Infertility Issues to be of great benefit.

A support group offers a safe place in which to explore and share your thoughts and feelings with others who may be experiencing the same or similar responses to this issue. Group takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm. call 818-754-4454 for more information.

23603 Park Sorrento in Calabasas



For the parent of a child with ASD, ADHD, Neurodevelopmental disorders – Sensory focus  
Indoor sensory ideas and activities for children with sensory processing difficulties.



The YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool Invites You to a Fun Night of Bingo

Sunday, March 25that 7 p.m.
An evening of fun and fundraising! There will be fabulous prizes, full menu and bar, and 10 games of ‘Legendary Bingo’ starring Bingo Boy and his Drag Queen Bingo Hostess. This will take place at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood located at 8288 Santa Monica Blvd.(at Sweetzer). The suggested donation at the door is $20, which includes 10 regular bingo game cards.

(323) 654-3800


The Well Daily

Your ultimate guide for creating health and happiness. Become a Wellie and get the daily dope on the best wellness techniques, products, recipes and general goodness.



Beth Navarro is Mother-Naked. She writes about the insanity of motherhood in this humor filled blog.Traveling with toddlers while trying to maintain MILF status, paranoia about her daughters becoming strippers, potty training with the help of the poo poo fairy. You know the usual. Like her on Facebook also for even more entertainment!



CPR Training & First Aid in the Privacy of Your Own Home

Did you know that CPR and First Aid training techniques change every two years and that certifications must be renewed every two years to be protected under the Good Samaritan Law? Leticia has taught over90 classes. She teaches classes in her office in Van Nuys and now is opening up to teach in homes to parents that are unable to get to her office. Leticia also places nannies and housekeepers in private homes. Placement fees are the lowest in the LA area. Call (818) 812-0110 for more information.



The City of Agoura Hills Presents This Year’s Free One City, One Book Program of Events

This Year’s Events are Inspired by the Unforgettable Book “Born to Run!”

Wednesday, March 28that 6 p.m. Run & Grub, hosted by Future Track (30125 Agoura Road). The run will consist of a 3.2 mile loop, (or 6.4 mile loop) leaving from Future Track and ending at The Lab. Call Future Track at (818) 991-4786 to register. Thursday, March 29that 6 p.m. Appearance by “Born to Run” author, Christopher McDougall in the Agoura Hills Community Room (30001 Ladyface Ct.) for a lecture, Q&A, and book signing.For more information call (818) 597-7361 or visit



The Bohemian Work Bench : Beautiful Furniture, Commissioned Woodwork & Carpentry  
In need of a unique gift? Beautiful made or commissioned book cases, desks, chairs, tiki bars, guitars, and ukeleles. The Bohemian Workbench has a growing reputation across Los Angeles and in the Hills for its beautiful wood pieces. Craftsmen and owner Charles works with new, and reclaimed wood to create beautiful/functional pieces. Charles also does repair work on wood pieces in need of some TLC. Email for pricing, pictures and references.



Are you in a Make-Up rut?

Do you buy make-up and it sits in your drawer because you don’t know what to do with it? Lori Pinsky has been a professional makeup artist for the last 17 years. She will travel to you and assess your makeup bag and see what’s a keeper and what’s not. Lori  customizes your makeup to suit your individual lifestyle and personal needs. Best of all, you will learn all the tricks of the trade. Lori is available for all special events. Mention Jen’s List and get 10% off.



Let the Sunshine In: Have Scenic View Clean Your Windows Better Than New

Scenic View Window & Chandelier Cleaning has the best prices and comes back if you aren’t 100% satisfied. They service So. Cal from the San Fernando Valley to Santa Barbara. Includes Lake Sherwood, Malibu, Westlake.



Kadima Day School & New Jew Reviews
Looking for a review (good or bad) about Kadima Day School (preschool-8th) or New Jewish Community High school. Do most Kadima students go to NJC, how do you like the programs and is there a high teacher turnover rate? Email Jaclyn with any information at

Playdate in the Park: Join Sherman Oaks Co-Operative Nursery School’s Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, March 24thfrom 36 p.m.

14201 Huston Street in Sherman Oaks
Make the scene for the Sherman Oaks Co-op Flower Power themed fundraiser. Hip dudes and outasight chicks will groove to an atmosphere of peace, love and revolution. Be there or be square. 
Groovy Munchies
Live Entertainment:
Alana Banana, 
Penny Lane Dance Troupe 
and SOCNS alumni singers with Rick Armond.
Silent Auction
Cosmic Cake Walk
Crafts and Games to blow your mind
“Where It’s At” Photo Booth



Free Injury Clinic at Fleet Feet Sports

Saturday March 24thfrom 1 to 4 p.m. 
Injuries not only stop you from running, but pain can disrupt your daily routine. Fleet Feet Will host a free Injury Screening with Physical Therapist Alex Stein who will help identify what is causing you pain or discomfort, and teach you how to heal your injury. RSVP for the event by emailing Time slots will be in 15 minute segments. Be sure to include 3 preferred time options and your phone number.



Introduction to Mandarin Chinese for Kids

Lepeng Li has been teaching elementary students and preschoolers Mandarin Chinese since 2008. Hands on learning tools are used in the well-structured curriculum. She has a Masters degree and loves seeing her students light up as they learn and grow. Introduction to Mandarin meets on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m. in Studio City. Monday classes are tailored for ages 8 to 10 and Fridays are for ages 5 to 7. Tuition is $200 for 10 classes. For more information, call (818) 358-3822 or email



Life Coach: Are You Happy?

Let Regina Whaley help you find happiness. Marriage counseling: Improvement in relationships, communication skills, healing old wounds, gaining trust back, finding romance again. Action plan for success: Setting goals, exploring possibilities, improving self-confidence, balancing your life. Regina Whaley, Marriage & Family Therapy, $45/hour. Intern No.61342, Supervisor: Marjorie Warren MFC 36410.
Call (818) 462-5077 or for more info.



Kobo Vox Gets PTPA Seal of Approval

The Kobo Vox is light and compact enough to take anywhere, it lets families embrace eReading and more through:
-A dynamic reading experience in vivid colour, with a multi-touch screen optimized for outdoor reading and an extra-wide viewing angle ideal for shared reading;
-One of the world’s largest eBook libraries, with millions of titles, including many popular children’s books in full-colour;
-An interactive Read Along feature that connects highlighted words to instructive audio;
-Seamless integration with more than 15,000 apps, including family favourites like Facebook, Twitter, The Weather Channel, Cut the Rope and more;