July 22 2016

Academic Achievers Writing Workshops
Aug. 8th-12th from 9:30am-12:30pm at their facility in the Santa Monica Colorado Center
Baseball Theme – Grades 3 & 4
English Tea Party – Grades 4 & 5
Taught by Master Elementary Writing Teachers, the workshops will include:
Writing strategies and skills
Literary elements: theme, mood, narrative structure, tone
Literature Response essay
Short Story writing
6 Traits of Writing: Ideas, Word Choice, Voice, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Conventions
Enjoy writing and feel like an accomplished writer!
Call (310) 883-5810 for more info.
Today in History
An act of Congress restores Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s citizenship. (1975)
Hammock Day
Ratcatcher’s Day
Build a Stronger, More Secure, Vibrant Relationship Message – Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat
October 14th-16th (Fri.-Sun.)
Spend a weekend in an idyllic Fall setting learning to shape your relationship for deeper connection and closeness with your partner. Relationship experts and psychologists Drs. Blum and Irwin share concepts and exercises from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a research-tested way to heal and strengthen relationships. Based on best-selling book, Hold Me Tight. Significant Early Bird discount thru Aug.11th.
Special Education Advocate & Consultant-Get What Your Child is Legally Entitled To
Are your child’s educational needs being met at their current school? Howard Spike, former special education coordinator at El Camino High School, is now available for private consultation and assistance for families with students K through college. He will review assessments and IEPs, 504 Plans, attend all school meetings, and be your professional partner through the process of getting what is best for your child. Email howardsspike@gmail.com for more info.
BEST Party EVER – “Outdoor Movies by You” brings the FUN
Just used this company for the boys birthday and it was AWESOME! Total hit with everyone. I HIGHLY recommend!
14ft Movie Screen, Projector & Bose Sound, Set-up & Tear down plus FREE popcorn!
The Extra: $199 – Up to 2 Hour Package Mon-Thurs
The Actor: $299 – Up to 2 1/2 Hour Package Fri-Sun
Jumbo Screen-18 foot – Mon-Thurs $299 & Fri-Sun $399(Does not apply to School Zone Package)
Movie Equipment, Dinner, Candy Buffet, Popcorn BUNDLES – Up to 2 hrs
Act 1: $399(Value $800) Pizza Bundle – up to 30 guests
Act 2: $499(Value $1000) In-N-Out Bundle – up to 30 guests
No more fee for Sundays.
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Kids are changing the world, one tree at a time
Volunteer events are full of all kinds of Angelenos– and children definitely bring a ton of fun and energy to the events! Empowering kids to take responsibility for nature is powerful! They’re completely engaged, digging their hands into the dirt and radiating with joy. Children are our hope for the future of a climate-resilient LA. Did you know that July is National Make a Difference for Children Month? Celebrate today by making a tree dedication to support the forest and urban forest restoration work. Give a tree. Give for a green LA.
It seems that almost every month, week and day, we turn on the news to hear about ANOTHER insane act of horror
One can feel depression (despair and sadness) and sense the repression (tyranny and cruelty). But finally, we must take action (engagement)!
Join the MOMS Club of Culver City West & Mar Vista
Are you a Mom who lives in Culver City or Mar Vista, join the Mom’s Club! MOMS Club of Culver City is a wonderful way to meet other moms in your neighborhood. You will participate in enriching and fun activities such as play dates, monthly moms night out, park days, beach trips, exercise groups, and field trips to local attractions. MOMS club of Culver City is affiliated with MOMS Club, an international support group for moms. Email CulverWestMoms@gmail.com.
Art From The Heart Art Show – by Taly Bar
Thursday July 20th from 4pm-8pm & July 21th from 4pm-8pm
Come get inspired, Community Acrylic painting, Music and wine. Kids and adults welcome.
Animal Antics A Coloring book for All Ages
Is the work-a-day world getting you down? Are you tired of people acting, well, less than human? “Animal Antics” invites you to leave the concrete jungle behind and wander into a wonderful world of whimsy. Choose from 45 full-page scenes of your favorite creatures engaged in entertaining activities, such as elephants ice-skating (of course); giraffes in hot tubs (why not?); and pigs dancing (absolutely!). So, forget the dirty dishes, set the table with your finest coloring utensils, and go wild.
Chooze is a unique kid’s line that allows children to express themselves through their fun and trendy prints
They offer reversible backpacks and coordinating lunchboxes, as well as shoes and girl’s clothing. Chooze’s brightly-colored, stylish mismatched prints were specifically designed with a child’s creativity and spirit in mind. What’s more, every garment is manufactured from vegan materials and shipped in recycled cardboard boxes covered in patterns meant for coloring.
Any way you slice it, the Watermelon Festival serves up a ton of fun
August 13th & 14th at the Hansen Dam Soccer Field
11am-10pm Saturday, and noon to 10pm Sunday
All day fun includes free watermelon, delicious foods, carnival rides and attractions, games, contests, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, and more. Kids can enjoy rock wall climbing, a zip line, petting zoo, laser tag, a bouncy pit, and face painting, and the Melon-Dramatic Puppet Theater and interactive crafts area. Pucker up for the seed spitting contest at the “Spitway,” or enter the watermelon carving contest, or watermelon relay. Co-presented by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club and Sunland Tujunga Chamber of Commerce, proceeds benefit local charities.
11480 Foothill Blvd in Lake View Terrace
Special Event Icon  Special CPR & First Aid Cert-Course designed just for Nannies whose first language is Spanish
Saturday, August 20th at 1pm
Save a Little Life is hosting a CPR and First Aid Certification course in Spanish! CPR certification and knowledge of First Aid is expected of all professional nannies and is highly valued by parents. Maintaining certification demonstrates a nanny’s commitment to professionalism as well as to the health and safety of those in her care. This course is a unique opportunity to take basic CPR skills to the next level. Must pre-register at http://www.savealittlelife.com/index.php?option.
Finally, A Kid-Friendly Lunch Box That Doesn’t Leak
Yumbox makes lunchtime both fun and educational. Their bento boxes are perfect for kids to take to school, daycare, playdates and the park. Best part- you can pack crackers next to apple sauce or yogurt with no worries. No leaks inside or outside the box! If you think going back to school means going back to soggy, half eaten sandwiches, then it’s time to let Yumbox’s fun design and smart portion control system work its magic! Each cute, leak proof box features balance and portion controls built right in to the serving tray.
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 Azhakh@gmail.com, call 818-704-0606 or visit www.teamkaratecenter.com.
Are You Ready To Start Your Own Spray Tanning Business, But Don’t Know Where Or How To Start?
Louise is an Airbrush Spraytan Expert(She REALLY is!). She began her business in 2011 and went from 0 clients to now having over 2000 clients. She started training women 2 yrs ago and the success stories are incredible! In just one day, you will learn everything from A-Z to immediately start your own business. Work from home. Make your own hours. She has a policy of training women that live at least 10 miles from one another, so hurry to become the hottest spray tanner in your neighborhood! Call Louise at 818.281.2569 and change your life, today!
Remind your spouse how important they are to you with KindNotes
Packaged exquisitely within a decorative linen envelope, KindNotes handcrafted glass jars are filled with 31 touching messages that will instantly fill your significant other’s heart with love and joy. For the days your partner has a grey cloud over their head, KindNotes can help brighten their day. Personalize each note or choose from a convenient option of ready-made messages. KindNotes are also ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and more, but remember you don’t need a special occasion to show someone your love and appreciation!
Med Spot’s Glam-Over Event
Enter yourself or nominate a friend to win a complete facial makeover (cosmetic procedures, facial, hair and makeup, a photo session and more). In no more than 250 words, tell why you or your friend deserve to be the recipient of this amazing contest & include photo. Entries due by August 11th and event takes place on September 16th. Mention Jen’s List when you enter.
Sylvan Learning and College planning experts partner to help you get into your dream university
Join College Planning Experts and Sylvan Learning Los Angeles for a series of FREE workshops regarding financial aid, the importance of test scores and GPA when applying to colleges, and Sylvan’s ACT/SAT prep program.
August 13th at 11am at Sylvan Learning of Northridge, 8984 Tampa Ave. in Northridge – 818.885.0283
August 8th at 6pm at Sylvan Learning of Woodland Hills, 20644 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills – 818.742.9000
August 13th at 3pm at Sylvan Learning of Sherman Oaks, 13553 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks – 818.906.1505
Core 9 Birth Recovery: 9 Months to Delivery. 9 Weeks to Recovery
Core9 Birth Recovery supports a new mom during the first 9 weeks of motherhood, through fitness, nutrition, and community support. Supporting a new mom in what is often referred to as the 4th trimester, our Core9 Birth Recovery program initially beginning at home with support from our licensed & certified Core9 Birth Recovery Instructors, and transitions to also include social support and diastasis recti checks at our Baby Boot Camp classes.
Giant Garage Sale
Sunday, July 24th at 8am till everything is gone
Lots of furniture, dining room table and chairs, coffee table, etc. Lots of clothing and shoes, kids and woman’s. Great artwork, collectibles and baby stuff. You name it, it is probably is there.
5745 Chicoppe Ave. in Encino, 91316
Time for a wardrobe change? Closet full of clothes but you still feel you have nothing to wear?
Personal Stylist Amy Brubaker can help! Amy worked in movies and TV for 10+ years and is now bringing her expertise to the masses. With an approachable personality and great rates, hire Amy and she’ll make getting dressed everyday fun and free of stress. Whether it’s a full Closet Audit, a shopping session, styling for a family photo, or buying the perfect gift for someone special, Amy should be your choice, hands down. The testimonials on her website speak for themselves.
Local Man Teaching Kids The Science Behind Ice Cream
Don’t agonize about it, ORGANIZIT
Do you have garage envy because your garage doesn’t measure up? The garage organization services industry is now the fastest growing segment in the home improvement market and OrganizIT! is on of the fastest growing garage organization company in Los Angeles. They are your full service garage organization company, with a level of professionalism second to none. They can help you with overhead storage racks, slatwall garage organization wall systems, a full line of heavy-duty, versatile garage cabinets, garage flooring; interlocking garage floor tiles and epoxy flooring, and full line of accessories; hooks, garage shelves, baskets. New location in Simi Valley! Call 818-232-7683 or visit www.organizitco.com, for a free design consultation.
Private Music Lessons – In-home or Studio
Red Pelican Music caters to discerning customers, who appreciate top quality and friendly service. The teachers are elite musicians, hand-picked for their enthusiasm and patience. Lessons are offered on piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, ukulele, banjo, dobro, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, fiddle, charango, harp, music production and DJ. Call (310) 893-0776 or email info@redpelicanmusic.com for more information. Gift certificates available.
Fathom Events, Mattel and Women’s Forum Announce the Premiere of Barbie™ Star Light Adventure
Saturday, July 30th
This event features an exclusive introduction from Barbie™ plus deleted scenes and bonus content, a special interview with a NASA astronaut, and the “Firefly” and “Shooting Star” music videos with lyrics so you can sing along! Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RLoLK3R47Y
Decorating a dorm room with such limited space might not always be easy
Dormco is a one-stop-shop solution for all the college living essentials for a back to school feature. It offers everything college bound students need for a comfortable and enjoyable dorm life – from trendy Twin XL bedding to decorative rugs, furniture, cookware, electronics security gear and storage solutions to make the most of precious space. The Bedside Caddy is ideal for storing cell phones and small personal items when there’s no room for a nightstand, and the Decorative Storage Trunks provide both functionality and décor.
40 Projects…New Book from Duct Tape Queen Richela Fabian Morgan
Everyone from trendy teens to famous fashionistas can begin exploring the infinite uses this easy-to-follow guide provides to making handbags so fashionable, you won’t actually believe they’re made of duct-tape. Part art-piece, part usable accessory, Fabian Morgan shows how each of these gorgeous handbags can be recreated one manageable section at a time. With detailed step-by-step instructions and primers on duct tape “fabric,” different types of closures from magnet snaps to jeans buttons, and bag accessories like bows and luggage tags, Fabian Morgan catapults this trend from the streets into the stratosphere.
Oaks Free Family Event
Saturday, July 23rd from 1-4pm at The Oaks Outdoor Village
Geared towards the whole family, The Oaks Summer Camp will feature games, camp demos, a scavenger hunt, face painting, crafts, and s’mores (while supplies last). In addition, The Outdoor Village is a Pokémon Go PokéStop. The Oaks Summer Camp is held in conjunction with the Miller Family YMCA and the Conejo Valley YMCA Thousand Oaks. The Oaks is also hosting Come Play at The Oaks events through September 30th for families to enjoy large scale and table top versions of favorite games including Foosball, Ping-Pong, Jenga, Chess & Checkers, Tic-Tac-Toe, Building Blocks, Bean Bag Toss and Board Games.
Call Your Pet’s Favorite uncle for the best care
As a former Vet Tech, he has special insight in the best care for your pet to make sure that your pet is always healthy, safe and happy. He provides a home style boarding facility for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and more. Doggy day care, Adult dog and puppy training, Dog walking, Grooming services, Anesthesia free dental cleaning for dogs, Pet tax, In home daily visits and Overnight sitting at your home. While you are away, he provides pictures and updates on your pet. Bonded and insured since 2000.
For those who love to run or walk their dog off leash, Leisure Leash provides the perfect solution to go hands free
Simply slip both pieces over your dog’s heads and pull of the leash when you need to hold the lead. No more having your dog drag their leashes through the mud or owners being stuck carrying a muddy leash on a run. Gives the option to be 100% hands-free. Easy to use, simply slip both pieces over your dog’s head. The leash and collar will stay secure around your dog’s neck allowing him the freedom to roam around comfortably. Practical and lightweight, Leisure Leash is an all-in-one leash system that can be used for short-leash heeling, medium-leash walking, and off-leash running.