Wednesday April 25 2012

Special April Discount – Santa Monica Summer Camps Just Got Better

Camps at The UCLA Family Commons are popular with parents & children, combining fun with social & emotional growth. Wide array of activities includes outdoor games & beach play, martial arts, yoga, scavenger hunts, excursions to the Promenade & 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! Imaginative play & outdoor time is fun for kids, yet builds key cognitive
& social skills.


1221 2nd St, Santa Monica




Today in History

East meets West Day

Executive Admin’s Day (Secretary’s Day)

National Telephone Day

World Penguin Day

Delegates from 45 countries meet in San Francisco to organize the United Nations. (1945)




Are you hoping to get lean, fit and comfortable in your skin again?

ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY CLASS in a supportive environment where you will achieve results!

They offer a variety of services for all budgets!

-Private Pilates

-Small group mat Pilates

-Private conditioning for weight loss

-Small group conditioning for weight loss -Nutritional consultations You will feel restored, energized, and invigorated – finally taking care of you!

Email or call (818) 907 6300 for more info.



Montessori of Malibu Canyon–A Calabasas Distinguished Preschool is Now Enrolling for Summer & Fall

They have a beautiful Campus with over an acre playground.

*Large Bright Classrooms

*All Certified Master Teachers (No Teacher Assistants)

*Daily Yoga

*Organic Children’s Garden

*Healthy & Nutritious Snacks

*Language Lab Offering (Spanish, French and Farsi)

*Amazing Science/Art/Geography/Dance

Summer Preschool Camp Program Now Enrolling

Call (818)880-055 for Tours.



Hebrew School-1 Hr Weekly. iTot Monthly, Israel Private Bar/Bat M or Culinary Tours twice a year

Weekly Private & small group sessions. 1 or 2 hours + free extracurricular activities/events JSN, is an independent Hebrew School in Agoura since 2002. JSN was the first and is the ONLY program that offers a very unique 1Hr. curriculum with a fresh outlook on Jewish Education while fully preparing students for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. They are offering a special rate for new groups-1 Hr Weekly or iTot monthly. No membership & no affiliation. Call 818-625-1621 or email



Free Parrot Show!Give your child the summer of a lifetime at Gan Izzy Camarillo

Sunday, April 29thfrom 2pm-4pm

Come for an OPEN HOUSE and treat your children to a REPTACULAR SPECTACULAR PARROT SHOW!Enjoy company of 15 spectacular birds & parrots, children will be able to hold and take a picture with

See for yourself why children are coming back year after year.Get the first look at this year’s highlights. Full 5 wk schedule of trips and enrichment activities.Meet other happy Gan Izzy Families.Healthy Snacks will be provided. OPEN HOUSE SPECIAL—-10% off tuition for fees paid in full by April 29th.

Gan Camarillo Preschool(Location of Camp Gan Izzy during the Summer)

2222 Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo,93010(entrance on Elm St.)



Special Event Icon Check it out Spring Special “Baby and me” $120 per 6wk session( WEEKEND class NOW!)

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and caregivers are all welcome to come spend a wonderful morning painting, singing, and playing. Several guest speakers will come to share their expertise with your parenting concerns and issues. Classes are open to the community and located at Shomrei Torahs Education Center in West Hills. For more information, contact Shaina Rosenfeld at (818)939-8139 or



Pepe and Roxy are two very affectionate Shepard mix puppies in need of a loving home

They were found as strays in Vernon with no ID or microchip. They are now at the vet in west LA where they will be spay/ neutered and vaccinated. The Dr said they are very healthy and only about 10 months old. Roxy and Pepe would be best suited in a home with older kids because they are not trained yet. They like to jump and need a strong family member who will properly train them. They are smart and fast learners! It would be best to adopt them together, but would not turn down a loving home if they were only able to adopt just one. If interested in Roxy or Pepe, contact



Family of 4 Looking for a Rental Home in Calabasas or Monte Nido

Family of 4 (kids 8 and 9) returning to Southern California after a 3 year hiatus in the mountains near Lake Tahoe. Looking to lease a 3+ bedroom home in Calabasas beginning mid-June. Family is non-smoking, no pet household. Son is highly allergic to cats so a non-cat household is a must. Excellent credit, great references. Contact Kristin at 775.815.6299 or



How to store toys in the living room – without it looking like you have toys stored in your living room  
8 ideas. Accent on vintage.



Spring Boutique and MANNA Fundraiser

Sunday, April 29thfrom 11am-4pm

Time to celebrate spring, the women in your life & give back to the community. Vendors include: Miche Handbags, Pandoras Sweet Treats, Send Out Cards, Silpada Designs, Uppercase Living  & Votru Vu. Helpfill MANNA’s Food bank in Thousand Oaks. For every 1 non-perishable donation you bring, you will be given 1 raffle ticket. Shop the vendors & enter into one or all of the raffles provided by the vendors. Contact Mia Morgan at for address of event.



TRIBE pays tribute to those driven, talented women who have dedicated their lives to the growth and well-being of two sets of offspring: one of their wombs and one of their imaginations



Looking for homework help? Learn with a private tutor!

College graduate immediately available for finals preparation, summer skill building sessions, and assistance with foreign language!  

-Improve English writing and grammar, class projects, and overall homework quality in a nonjudgmental environment.  

-Boost your skills in any level of Spanish with a biliterate/bilingual tutor who works through problem areas to achieve a smoother speaking and writing fluency.  

-Reliable transportation and a clean driving record.

Available weekdays after 6pm and flexible weekend hours, reasonable hourly rate, references available upon request. 

Contact Allie Amoscato at (818) 915-1987 or



Mothers and Sons-A Test of Endurance

What you give your son will carry him through the rest of his life. Here are some valuable and supportive tips for Moms.



Journey To Joyful Parenting; 5 Keys To Stop The Stress And Be Your Best

Saturday, April 28th from 2-4pm


-You feel the overwhelm & stress of life disrupts your family’s harmony.

-You desire a more loving relationship with your kids & partner.

-You want to deepen the balance in your life


-Learn techniques to stay balance & patient in stressful times

-Learn to move through challenges with greater ease & confidence

-Receive 3 simple strategies for self care & rejuvenation & MORE

Register online FREE – At the door $40.

EmailKirby@TopangaSpiritualArts.comfor more info.



Vegans deserve brownies, too (all eggless)  
With applesauce –
With black beans (no black bean taste), fudgy –  Can add 3/4 cup grated zucchini (no zucchini taste) for a firmer brownie.
With tofu –
With banana (no banana taste), fudgy –



Let Your Baby Tell You What S/He Wants and Think!

It’s not just a signing class! Signs can easily be learned from books and DVDs, but SignShine® specializes in integrating signing with parenting skills. Our focus is communication! Learn practical ASL signs, engage in interactive games, songs and storytelling. You will learn useful tools for parenting and create meaningful playtime. Break down that frustration barrier, and bond with your child in a loving and fun way.

Communication starts with SignShine™!Coupons JENCHARM until 4/27.




‘Healthy’ Foods that Really Aren’t: Nutritionists Weigh In



Robert Frost Middle School PTSA Sponsors Percussion Ensemble CAR WASH

Saturday, April 28th from 8am-1pm

Get your car, SUV or truck washed and help the award winning percussion ensemble at Robert Frost Middle School raise money. All proceeds will go to purchase new instruments, repair the ones that we have and to attend competitions. Vehicles $10. Refreshments for sale. Come out and support the students of this award winning music ensemble.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church parking lot

12227 Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills at the corner of Balboa and Jolette.



Make Your Own Angry Birds Game



Dearborn Elementary PTA Silent Auction

This year is shaping up to be one of the best with over 200 Silent Auction items to bid on or buy now. All proceeds are used to fund various activities / programs for the children that attend Dearborn Elementary. In addition, to all the wonderful Silent Auction items — there will also be food vendors onsite. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 26th and come on out to the Dearborn Elementary PTA Silent Auction!



Hypnotherapy Can Reward Your Life Now

Joe is a Certified Hypnotherapist who has aided countless individuals with issues such as weight loss, smoking cessation, migraine and pain management, stress and various phobias plus over 130 other issues. Along with working with adults, Joe is experienced in pediatric hypnosis, helping children ages 5 and up with fear of the dark, bed wetting, test anxiety and sports enhancement. Sliding scale rates are available to those in need. Contact Joe to make an appointment at (818) 990-5741.



Vans Custom Culture Inspires Creativity and Art in High School

From Now-May 3rd, Vans is asking for everyone’s help in narrowing the Top 50 school’s designs to just five!



Looking for a warm, friendly, nurturing Mommy & Me Group?

Kehillat Israel ECC in Pacific Palisades offers a wealth of information, support, all in a nurturing environment for parents and their children. You’ll instantly make new friends, enrich your knowledge and feel good about the decisions you make as a parent. A new infant class just began and we still have a few spots left. Contact Diane at 424-214-7481 or for more information.



Decorating Tricks That Grow With Your Child



Crafting Community Weekend Presented by The Splendid Brand® at the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

April 27th from 5-9pm

April 28th from 7:30am-9pm

April 29th from 7:30am-2:30pm

L.A. based artist & designer, Karen Kimmel, is throwing the fourth Crafting Community Weekend with Splendid® at the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs where notable artists, brands & designers such as Clare Vivier, Tanya Aguiniga, Converse, Undefeated and Rose Apodaca of A+R, have signed on to host weekend workshops and activities. The super-hip, family weekend retreat is designed to shift gears from the hectic hustle of city life to a laid back weekend of fun-in-the-sun workshops for kids and families.



New marketplace for families – the SquareCard

A SquareCard is a card that gives you exclusive benefits offered by dozens of carefully selected partners in your area. Some are retailers providing basic family needs like children’s clothing and pharmaceuticals. Others offer home delivery of organic fresh produce. Still others run activity-based kid’s classes, creative arts courses, sports and childcare.



10 Weird and Gross Ingredients in Processed Food 
Subway sandwich rolls, raspberry-flavored candies, Hostess products, red food coloring, shiny coating on candies, bubble gum, Noah’s Bagels, red food coloring, cheeses, Wendy’s chili.



Pastry Perfect Children’s Party Photography

Summer offers reasonably priced party photography to capture your child’s special day so you can sit back and enjoy the party! She also makes gorgeous, delicious custom cakes and cupcakes, stunning candy buffets, and offers amazing party design services as well. Save yourself a ton of time and effort and take care of all your party needs at one place!



Pint Size Kids HUGE summer savings!

Take an additional 20% off ALL our birthday packages when you book before May 15th and mention Jen’s List.



FOTO FUN-DRAISER To Support GS Troop International Service Trip

Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 5515 will be shooting family portraits this Saturday, April 28thfrom 1:30pm 5:30pm at Douglas Park on Wilshire & 25th Street in Santa Monica. For just $40 you will receive a 20 minute sitting and a CD with all of your images. They can shoot your kids, your family, even your pet in this beautiful, natural park setting. These scouts are very skilled up and coming photographers with professional equipment. They are ready to capture your best smile. Support their entrepreneurial efforts to fund a service trip to 2 World Girl Scout Centers this July 2012. For more information or to schedule an appointment, email or call 310.614.6683 or 310.413.0448.



Coco’s Bakery Introduces New Spring Menu-Featuring Seasonal Strawberries
Strawberries are in their peak season RIGHT NOW! Enjoy the best that you can get with 3 new menu options!
To celebrate the strawberry season, Coco’s is offering 3 new breakfast options featuring freshly-picked strawberries at participating locations.
Fresh Strawberry Breakfast Supreme
Buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh glazed strawberries and whipped cream.
Fresh Strawberry French Toast Combo
Thick slices of sourdough bread grilled golden brown. Dusted with powdered sugar and topped with fresh glazed strawberries and whipped cream.
Fresh Strawberry Belgian Waffle Combo
A golden Belgian Waffle with fresh glazed strawberries and whipped cream.


If you have a problem with heartburn…Seeking 2-3 volunteers. No Pay.

If you have an ongoing problem with heartburn, but are NOT on ANY medication, Alexandra would like to speak with you. She has written a book with simple, easy to follow directions on how to end (specifically nighttime) heartburn issues. If you are in general good health, and not on any medications, she would like to send you a FREE copy of her book. She would like you to follow the instructions for 4 weeks straight and then write an honest review on Amazon for her. Interested?



The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift for Mom or Grandma for less that $4 from!

Your child can create a one-of-a-kind, customizable storybook as a loving tribute to Mom or Grandma in a matter of minutes. is offering a 30% discount off of any of our printable storybooks when you use the voucher code “JEN30” at check out.




Join the fun this summer! For 36 years SHOWBOAT YOUTHEATRE has been the TOP NOTCH children’s theater group encouraging teamwork & personal growth. Two workshops: July 2nd-13th & July 16th-27th. Learn to sing, dance, act & each workshop ends with an amazing show with your child shining on stage. Sign up for one or BOTH! Early bird registration before May 15thand sibling (and other) discounts available! Make this a summer your child will never forget.



Baby Swimming Lessons: Your Baby Can Learn to Swim & Survive – CERTFIED 22 Yrs. Exp.

Certified Instructor and Lifeguard Cindy has 22 years of experience and will teach your baby how to swim and survive in the pool in 6 to 8 weeks for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Cindy also teaches “Traditional”, “Total Immersion” and “3 Week Intensive” lessons to all ages and skill levels. She is available for Lifeguard services and underwater photography for pool parties too.