May 4 2016

We All Play! at the Zimmer Children’s Museum
Sunday, May 15th from 12-4pm
Zimmer’s biggest family FUNdraiser! Activities include Zimmer Signature Baby Art Crawl, Glitter Tattoos, Live Music by Beat Buds, Andrew and Polly and other favorite children’s musicians, Captain Tall Tale, Party Puppet Show, Face Painting, Arts Galore & much more!
Snacks from our favorite local restaurants, including Grilled Cheese by Chef Eric Greenspan.
Museum Closed to the public on this day.
Today in History
Manhattan Island is sold! Indians agree to the deal in exchange for $24 in cloth & buttons (1626)
Phonograph is played for the first time at the Grand Opera House. (1878)
Academy of Motion Pictures is founded. (1934)
Atlanta Penitentiary has a new resident after Al Capone is convict of income tax evasion. (1932)
Soap operas “Another World” and “As the World Turns” premiere. (1964)
Bird Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
Renewal Day
Star Wars Day
GREAT Martial Arts Lessons for the WHOLE Family/6 Weeks-Only $49
Martial Arts Teacher Fariborz Azhakh of Team Karate Centers in Woodland Hills, has been teaching for 30+ yrs. His school engages in honest business practices, with an emphasis on transparency, & sane, equitable, & sustainable policies, pricing, & procedures. He teaches & practices smart fitness, solid emotional health, family unity, and the practice of “self-defense” that includes healthy eating, bully prevention education, anger management, and countless lessons in team building, overcoming obstacles, while developing compassion and respect. All of my kids love it! We have been at this studio for 8+ yrs. Email, call 818-704-0606 or visit
Momstamp – Find providers you need. Find opportunities you want.
Momstamp, moms’ trusted site for sharing service provider recommendations, is now a great place for mom entrepreneurs and small businesses to showcase their work and reach out to moms. Check out the Momstamp Marketplace and connect with parents.
“A Taste of Judaism”
May 5th, 12th and 19th from 7-9pm at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks
Sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism, “A Taste of Judaism” is a unique course designed for both Jews and non-Jews. It’s a great way to learn more about the Jewish religion. This FREE program is designed for unaffiliated Jews, interfaith couples and interested non-Jews. For those who like to explore or re-explore, this course will cover: Spirituality and God; Jewish Ethics and Torah, and Community. Comfortable surroundings and an informal atmosphere encourage free and lively discussion of Reform Judaism’s approach to living in our rapidly changing society. For further info or to register, contact Todd Zinn at Preregistration required.
Mothers Day Weekend Comedy
Sat., May 7th at 7pm
Nationally touring hit 3 Blonde Moms…See How They Run! has PG13 show at Gary Timberlake Theater in Valencia. Buy your $25 at Stay for the Meet & Greet after the show!
The Cultural Arts Center of Agoura Hills presents its 2nd annual Girls Night Out
May 6th  
A day of pampering, shopping and treats but most importantly they are featuring internationally known guest speaker and model Katie H. Willcox. Katie advocates for the healthy portrayal of female body images in the media. Katie gives an inspiring and compelling talk about the damaging  effects of the media’s manipulation of body image and offers much needed insight, tools and strategies to young girls to help navigate this media and new social-saturated world.  A great bonding event for girls of all ages.
Specialized One-on-One In-Home Tutoring – $30/hour! Any subject, any location, at your convenience
At Danny’s Tutoring they have come together to offer your children the opportunity to receive quality tutoring at an unbeatable price! Danny’s tutors are fun and engaging AP high school and college students who have mastered the material. The flexible tutors are willing to commute to Agoura, Westlake, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, West Hills, the Valley, and much more. They pride themselves on their services & unbeatable prices! Call 818-584-6851 to schedule your 1st lesson.
Peas Please™
The first organic pea snack, Peas Please, are made with all natural, wholesome ingredients in a delicious baked crunchy snack. My kids LOVE them! Each bag is packed with protein, fiber and one whole veggie per serving. Contains one whole veggie per serving along with 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. It’s the perfect on the go, healthy nibble! Available in Sea Salt, Garden Herb, and Southwest Spice varieties.
Open Art: Make an Instrument at the Zimmer Children’s Museum
Sunday, May 22nd from 2pm – 4pm
It’s National Buy a Musical Instrument Day! But, instead of buying an instrument… they are making one! They have cereal boxes, coffee tins, and all sorts of upcycled materials. What instrument will you make & rock out with!?
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The Help Group Special Needs Resource Fair
May 15th from 11am-3pm
This free event is an opportunity for parents and professionals to discover and learn more about the many wonderful resources that Los Angeles has to offer its special needs community (including children, adolescents, young people, and adults). There will be exhibitors representing: schools and camps, residential programs, medical and therapeutic services, behavior intervention services, financial and estate planning, legal and advocacy services, parent support groups, and more.
Everything Parents Need to Know to Raise Happy, Healthy Eaters
What to Feed Your Baby, A Pediatrician’s Guide to the 11 Essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids by Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP and Beth Saltz, MPH, RD.
Yatra-The Aquatune 5712 is specially designed to pump out 10 hours of dynamic sound on land and at sea
Waterproof, shockproof, and built to float, it’s easier than ever to take one’s favorite tunes out on the water. Mom will love bringing along the cool and compact speaker wherever the summer may take her.
Free Innovation Fair at the STEM3 Academy Campus
Saturday, May 21st from 10am-2pm in Valley Glen
Equal parts science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show, and community carnival showcasing of talent, imagination, and discovery from young STEM enthusiasts, as well as some of the region’s innovative companies. There will be interactive opportunities for young people and families to build things, get involved in experiments and demonstrations, and experience the world of rocketry, robotics, 3D printing and production, virtual reality, and others. There will also be food and giveaways. STEM3 Academy is the newest of The Help Group’s schools and the first STEM school of its kind, focused on young people with social and/or learning differences.
22 Recipes That Every Banana-Bread-Lover Needs to Try
Casting a new competition series looking for people who thrive on pushing themselves
Special Operations units around the globe use extreme training and assessment exercises to find the best of the best. 80% of those who attempt this training fail. Do YOU have what it takes to survive?! Former members of the Special Forces will put 30 contenders through the most intense physical and mental challenge of their lives, training similar to the Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and Army Rangers. This is NOT a competition against one another. It’s a competition against yourself. To apply, visit Questions? Email or call Emily at 818.756.7022.
ECOlunchbox is an eco-friendly company, actively aiding in the plastic pollution solution
Their plastic-free lunch ware line is made with entirely non-toxic materials such as stainless steel, cotton and plastic-free silicone. There are many different ways to say “I love you,” and an ECOlunchbox is one of them. Stay away from harmful plastic chemicals, and pack your child a delectable fresh lunch in a versatile container that is safe and convenient. Prevent fast food stops on road trips this summer by preparing your child nutritious snacks in an ECOlunchbox. With its sleek and polished design, say goodbye to mushed sandwiches and fruits! ECOlunchBox also has a line of plastic-free lunch bags and snack containers.
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Mortgage Broker Lead
Richard Shuben is an attorney and mortgage broker, owning his own business for over 20 years. Being well versed in both fields is an added bonus to his clients. In most cases, he can save you a ton of money by refinancing to a lower interest rate and/or eliminate mortgage insurance. He has loans for almost every situation. As an attorney, Richard specializes in doing trusts, civil cases, real estate law & bankruptcies. (818) 883-9473 or email
Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares
Flair Cares Spring Food Drive Benefits Local Communities
Flair Cleaners is hosting “Flair Cares Spring Food Drive” now-May 31st at each of its 5 locations benefiting local food banks. In appreciation, everyone who donates will receive a coupon for 50% off their dry cleaning order. Flair will make a matching contribution of up to 1,000 lbs of food at each of its locations. Please bring unopened, non-perishable prepared, canned or boxed food to any Flair Cleaners – Burbank, Studio City, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach and Valencia. For a complete list of recommended food items, visit
BOA Steakhouse Celebrates Mom with Brunch Buffet & Crepe Station
Sun., May 8th from 11am-2:30pm
For the first time this year, BOA will offer a carving station for their signature 40 day dry aged New York Striploin, and moms will receive a special gift to take home. Additional offerings from Executive Chef Jose Melendez include a selection of BOA’s signature appetizers, raw seafood bar, eggs to order, taco bar, and dessert table and crepe station featuring Vanilla Crepes with Chantilly cream and choice of strawberry chocolate or banana caramel sauce.
$60* per person.
Letting Go, Sixth Edition: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years
For more than a decade, Letting Go has provided parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children’s college years-from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on research and real life experience, and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go, Sixth Edition, has been updated and revised, offering even more insightful, practical, and up-to-date information. In this era of constant communication, this edition tackles the challenge facing parents: finding the balance between staying connected and letting go.
SoCalMoms 3rd Annual Great Big Family Play Day presented by CityMoms App
Sunday, May 22nd
This family festival and expo takes place only once a year and you don’t want to miss it! This year’s festival at the Autry in Griffith Park features a full day of live on stage entertainment from Lisa Loeb, the Beat Buds, N8tive Hoop Dancers, Hollow Trees, Fab Kids Fashion Show and Kidsland Best of Summer Travel plus all NEW interactive activities for kids of all ages across 2.5 acres of outdoor lawn, over 100 amazing partners, more products, food, samples, rides and prizes than ever before!
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