April 3 2017













So Many Schools, So Many Options, How Do I Choose?


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Today in History



The Pony Express begins delivering the mail. (1860)


* National Humor Month


* International Guitar Month


* Keep America Beautiful Month


* Lawn and Garden Month


* National Kite Month


* National Poetry Month


* National Pecan Month


* National Welding Month


* Records and Information Management Month


* Stress Awareness Month


* Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day – we know your decision


Tweed Day


World Party Day






Aloha Beach and Surf Summer Camp


We LOVE this camp!!! The boys look forward to it EVERY summer. Aloha Beach Camp is an aquatic sports day camp for kids and teens ages 4-15.Learn to surf, boogie board, swim in the ocean and more at Aloha Beach Camp Summer Camp in Los Angeles. Aloha Beach Camp is L.A.’s most comprehensive aquatic sports day camp for kids and teens with more than 200 safe and fun beach activities like surfing, boogie boarding, boating, tubing, jet skiing, wake boarding, ocean swimming lessons, beach ecology and more plus FREE transportation included from your area.







True Story: Brandon joined Team CrossFit/LYFE Athletics when he was at his highest weight in years


He was out of shape, lacked motivation, and didn’t know where to begin. But he decided to take advantage of Team CrossFit’s/LYFE Athletics free 3-day trial, where he was immediately welcomed into the community. They helped him scale the workout, and introduced him to new exercises and techniques using the gym’s state-of-the-art equipment. Visit http://teamcrossfit.com to learn how they can help you too! He calls Team CrossFit/LYFE Athletics the #1 Fitness Facility in the Valley!






What would happen to your children if you weren’t around anymore?


I’ve realized through the years that not every parent is aware of (or doesn’t want to think about) some of the more daunting risks facing our kids. Marc Schwartz, Winner of the Los Angeles Daily News Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Attorney”(Personal Family Lawyer) and “Favorite Living Trust” & a longtime friend, can help you take the necessary steps to protect your kids and ensure your legacy. Check out http://dailynews.readerschoice.la/. I HIGHLY suggest calling 818-804-4691 or emailing info@mjslawfirm.com for more info.







Westmark School’s Spring Open House


Sunday, April 23rd from 11am-1pm


All prospective parents and students are welcome. Parents and students are invited to visit our campus and find out about Westmark’s signature programs. For questions or more information, contact Cindy Goodman, Director of Admissions, cgoodman@westmarkschool.org. RSVP at http://www.westmarkschool.org/admissions/openhouse.






Upcoming Workshops & Events at My Creative Outlet


Kids Craft Days – Visit the calendar for upcoming workshops.


Call for Photographers for West End Arts Competition – Due April 20th  


Artist Exhibit/Reception-Photographer-Ellen Zuckeman – April 22nd


ArtWalk-Chatsworth-Call for vendors and artists – June 11th


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Free Help with Tantrums


Get one-on-one help with addressing and eliminating your child’s tantrums. Fill out the 10 questions survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XLF62H8 and follow with contact information in question 10 to receive free help. For more information, email julie@profound-parenting.com with the subject line: “Tantrums”.




Family Fun Icon  Family and pet-friendly Spring Festival-Food, shopping, music and FUN for all ages


April 15th


Visit the only entirely volunteer-run animal sanctuary in Los Angeles! Enjoy delicious food, free samples, shop multiple vendors, play lawn games, sumo wrestler in oversized sumo suits, participate in the Easter Egg Hunt, leap for joy in the bounce house, get lost in the giant obstacle course, get silly in the photo booth, and get up-close-and-personal with adorable rescued animals! 100% of event proceeds will help Have A Heart Ranch Animal Sanctuary rescue and rehabilitate animals in-need!







Photography class about visual storytelling and essays – Inspiring small group


Thursdays, April 20th-May 18th from 6:30-9pm


“Creating a Photo Essay” – Santa Monica College Community Ed. workshop style class for those interested in photography projects. Whether you have travel photos to organize, a photo project/theme you’re thinking about, or just enjoy visual storytelling – this is an opportunity for guidance, feedback, & inspiration! Learn about synergy of grouping photos. Only $99. Register with SMC Community Ed.








Special Event Icon  Newborn/Infant Specialist (AKA Baby Nurse), Postpartum Doula Maternity services in the Greater LA


Private Consultations available. Specializing in Preemies, Newborn care & Twins; supporting families with babies through birth, adoption or surrogacy. She will educate, guide & teach you to be able to handle your little one. Breastfeeding and Lactation education, Infant care & bottle feeding support. As a creator of healthy Sleep patterns: Infant Sleep Training is one of her specialties. Night Baby Nurse. Happiest Baby Education takes place along with Infant Massage sessions.









Why so many married couples are sleeping in separate beds







Broadway Kids LA Musical Revue/Production of The Little Mermaid


June 19th-July 21st, Mon.-Fri. from 9am-3pm at American Jewish University


Calling all Actors, ages 6-13, join Broadway Kids LA, a Children’s Summer Musical Theatre Workshop. This summer, the entire cast will be singing, dancing and performing in the Magical Mermaid Kingdom as they present the Award Winning Musical Favorite, THE LITTLE MERMAID. Throughout the Workshop, the actors learn and experience ALL aspects of Musical Theatre while they create their own sets, props and costumes. Join in the Fun, “Under The Sea”.


15600 Mulholland Dr. in LA, 90077







My Kaleidoscope Project Launch Event and Celebration of 501(c)(3) status


Friday, April 7th from 6-9pm


My Kaleidoscope Project is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that guides and supports middle school girls. They hold classes in middle schools and workshops in private and public forums. Tweens are given a chance to express themselves in a productive and healthy way by diving deep into the pressures of middle school life. They discuss issues at hand such as self-compassion, confidence/self-esteem, body image issues, social media dilemmas, family dynamics, and identifying their feelings







Second Night Community Passover Seder at Shomrei Torah Synagogue


Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30pm


Join Shomrei Torah Synagogue for the Second Night Community Seder conducted by Rabbi Camras, Cantor Ron Snow & Special Guest Singer Fumani Thomas and catered by Starlite! Space is limited! RSVP online at www.stsonline.org. For more information, call the Main Office at (818) 854-7650.






Learn to Code and Make Video Games


Learning to code is a great life skill, and a KidsCanCode summer camp is a great way to get started. Beginner classes start at age 8 (typing required). For older kids: playing games is easy, but making them is hard! Game development is challenging, math-intensive, and very rewarding. Combine your creativity and technology skills to make something amazing. Camps this summer in Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and Santa Clarita. See website for schedule.







Faeries have been spotted at Highland Hall Waldorf School


Sat., April 8th from 10:30-11:30am


Located on a beautiful campus in Northridge, Highland Hall is an independent co-educational school serving children from nursery through grade twelve & now – faeries. A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity, imagination & fun. You’ll meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty! Tour after the show. Email reservations@afaeryhunt.com.







April Annual Sales


Easter candy goes on sale after Easter. Look for packages with Easter markings. While the chocolate may be the same as any other box, the price is much lower. Expect as much as 90% off on chocolate and other candy.  Stock up for birthdays and anniversaries.


Get free tax record books from banks and tax preparers.  Always ask if you don’t see them.


Typical annual sales: Some early spring clothing may go on sale at close-out prices.


Major purchases typically on sale: April: No regular sales.


Fruits and vegetables: asparagus, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans (green & wax), celery, grapefruit, nectarines, pineapples, onions (bermuda), radishes, rhubarb, spinach, watercress.  NOTE: With some produce now available all during the year, many people have forgotten when fruits and vegetables are really fresh. Buying in season means that these items are often cheaper, fresher, taste better and that money may be going to local farmers.






In School Nurse’s Room: Tylenol, Bandages and an Antidote to Heroin







Intuitive Healing Bodywork


In her sessions, she is able to sense the right healing method to benefit the individual client. Drawing from her techniques such as Craniosecral, Biomagnetism, Crystal and Energy Healing, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, and Relaxation and Breathing techniques. Through this, tension is released and energy centers unblocked. Taly has a strong intuitive approach connecting the body, mind and soul. Taly has helped to rejuvenate her clients from a variety of body weakness.









10-Week Ayurvedic Pregnancy Care Series


Mondays, Starting today, April 3rd-June 12th from 3-4pm


Series led by Martha Soffer & Aleiela Allen of Surya Spa


4/3 – Intro to Ayurveda for Pregnancy


4/10 – Vata Dosha


4/17 – Pitta & Kapha Doshas


4/24 – Prenatal & Postpartum Diet


5/1 – Prenatal Yoga with Alison Burmeister


5/8 – Self-Care at Home


5/15 – Mother/Baby Program


5/22 – Guest Speaker (TBA)


6/5 – Dharma Parenting


6/12 – Pulse Diagnosis with Martha Soffer


Sessions can be booked individually or as a series.