April 7 2017













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Today in History



Caramel Popcorn Day


National Beer Day


National Walk to Work Day


No Housework Day


The musical South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opens on Broadway. (1949)


The World Health Organization (WHO) is founded. (1948)






Shawn Baxendale From “It’s a Dog Thing”: Trains Your Dog & You(Nightly boarding too!)


Shawn has been working with dogs for more than a decade and can help you with your sweet puppy, your naughty dog and everything in between. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Boarding in a cage free environment is also available. She can board your dog too – no # of min. nights needed. Call (818) 795-2100. I HIGHLY recommend as well as MANY MANY other Jens List members too!






Camp Helping Hands – Where Kids Make a Difference


July 10th-August 4th


Camp Helping Hands (CHH) began as a summer camp project and has become Southern California’s premier service-learning summer camp for young children. The goal behind every CHH program is to get young children involved in their community by way of service-learning. Through service projects and field trips, Camp Helping Hands leaves participants with a positive and lasting impression by having them work together to help make a difference in their community where it is needed most.







Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend?


Dress up like your favorite Harry Potter character, put on your skates and head to Moonlight Rollerway for Harry Potter Skate Night. Want to give back?


Big Sunday is hosting a special Vet’s Night and Dinner. Or, if you’d rather be outside, go fly a kite in Santa Monica.


Check out these events and more on MomsLA at http://momsla.com/6-fun-things-los-angeles-kids-weekend-8/.






13 Isn’t the Same Anymore, So Why Should Your Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Be?


Congregation Beit T’Shuvah offers a unique approach to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience. A highly personalized program for each unique family, Congregation BTS works to form relevant and meaningful connections to Judaism, to clergy, and to a community, with opportunities to participate and be of service. Your child will be surrounded by people, opportunities and ideas they can actually relate to and grow from. Learn more today! Call Cheryl at 310.204.5200 x213 or cwolf@beittshuvah.org.







Special Event Icon  “THEARTS” Summer Camp for Youth 11-17


Mon.-Friday, June 19th-30th from 10am-2pm at Big Oak Theatre in Chatsworth


This is a special and focused theatre arts program. A different and exciting curriculum for beginners and more advanced. Includes camera work, stage work, introduction to commercials, musical theatre and much more. We are proud to have a super professional, experienced and dedicated staff. Final presentation. Big Oak Theatre/Avenue Act 1 is a not for profit theatrical organization. $295 donation. 818 998 0185 or avenueact1@att.net for info /reservations







Calling All Moms/Daughters – REAL Teen Talk From InnerStarGirl


This new program is designed to teach girls tools and proven strategies to deal with issues relating to pre-teen/teenage girls. Connecting with other girls gives a sense of bonding without forced smiles. Learning how to ask for what they want, and knowing the language of social confidence is a learned skill that girls need. The pressures to belong and fit are a constant emotional battle for girls. Interactive classes give girls a comfortable and safe place that inspires them to find their voice. This is about empowering young women to create positive change. *Raffles and prizes for moms/daughters! RSVP by April 20th to Lisa at (818) 850-5313 or email Lisa@innerstargirl.com.







My Body: A Road Map of Imperfection







Special Event Icon  Huge Garage Sale


Saturday, April 8th & Sunday, April 9th from 8am-4pm


Oak Hutch, Oak Nightstands, other furniture, small appliances, tools, plants, framed paintings, treadmill, electronics, barbecue and lots more.


7421 Ostrom Ave. in Van Nuys, 91406 – Between Balboa Blvd and Louise, access off Valerio. Look for the signs.






Agoura High School Presents Big Fish, The Musical


Tues April 25th-Sat April 29th at the A-PAEC


Big Fish, the musical, is based on the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton. The story centers on the life of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman. He lives life to the fullest and confounds his son, Will, who is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Edward, in the family friendly musical, encounters a Witch, a Giant, a Mermaid, a General, a Circus Ringmaster, and the love of his life, Sandra. They all help to reveal a secret that allows Will to discover the father he never knew. Andrew Lippa’s music and the story come together to create a touching tribute to fathers and sons everywhere with a message to live life to its fullest and always DREAM BIG!







‘Write Your Birthing Story’ Workshop


Sunday, April 30th from 2-5pm at WMN Space in Culver City


This three-hour workshop invites you to experience the healing power of writing as you dive into stories of giving birth and how we interpret them. Through guided exploration and discovery, you will re-imagine this defining life event as you open up to your deepest, authentic self and allow for a shift in perspective to emerge. Instructor Karin Gutman, MFA, has taught at Cal State Fullerton, UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and UCLA Arts and Healing, and coaches writers privately. Visit www.spiritofstory.com or email Karin at karin@spiritofstory.com.






Raising Tweens and Teens: Less Drama. More Joy


Join family therapist Susan Stiffelman along with Dr. Dan Siegel, Michele Borba, Byron Katie, Rosalind Wiseman, Dr. Michael Gurian and many more for a free online series.


Have a hard time not taking your teen’s behavior personally? Concerned about your teen’s depression or anxiety? Wondering how to handle sexting, drinking, or other risky behaviors? Confused about when to set limits and when to offer more freedom? Longing for that simple connection you once shared? Dealing with bullying, eating disorders, exposure to porn?


This series covers it all. It’s a rare chance to learn from some of the best and brightest!







Girls Night Out – Strength and Self Love expo


May 12th from 5-9pm


Moms, daughters, sisters, friends you’re invited to this FREE event sponsored by the City of Agoura’s Cultural Arts Council.  Fitness and mental well-being presenters, tons of vendors, activities, food, music, and more! Come love your body and yourself! Great for teens!  RSVP not required but encouraged for door prize raffle eligibility. For more info, visit http://91301.org/events/girls-night-out-2017/ or email Julie at Carts@ci.agoural-hills.ca.us.






Student entrepreneurs’ slime-slinging session is a hit with youngsters







Creative Canvas Night With Wine & Cheese Featuring Date to Create Studio


Wednesday, April 19th from 7-9pm


You are invited to participate in a unique Mixed Media experience of self-expression. Guided by an artist from “Date to Create” studio, you will express your creativity with a variety of materials such as paint, collage, fabric and ephemera. Personalize your canvas by bringing a favorite, meaningful quote or copy of a special photo. No art experience necessarily. This is about the process not the product.


Instructor and materials included Price – $35 per person. RSVP by April 12th.







Use What You Have or Buy Some New Accent Pieces to Compliment Your Home Décor Within Your Budget


Home Makeover-Dora Kessler help you get the look and functionality that would make you love your home. Just let her know what your budget is!







Win a Trip to Ireland! “Southern California Rose of Tralee” – Irish Festival for Young Ladies of Irish Descent


The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and largest festivals along the World Atlantic Way with participation from 65 Global Rose Centers. If you live in Southern California, are between the ages of 18-28 and of Irish descent, apply by April 29th to represent Southern California and have a chance to be the International Rose of Tralee!







Handmade, Hand Painted, Custom Art/Signs


Teri C. Art creates hand painted, custom art on reclaimed wood. From back yard signs to inspirational quotes to kid’s room signs. Affordable prices too! Check out @Teri C. Art on Facebook to see portfolio. And send a message for a custom made sign!






Gabi’s Fit Club – It’s a Lifestyle…Join the Club


Ever Monday-Friday at 9am – Full Body Toning-Strength Training-Weight Loss in Tarzana


Classes include Aerobic Monday, Agility Strength Tuesday and Boot Camp Thursday. Cardio, kickboxing, strength training with weights, agility, etc. This is more than an exercise class, it’s a lifestyle and community of moms that support each other both physically and mentally. The members of the club share clean recipes and push each other beyond what they think they can accomplish. Visit @Gabi’sFitClub on Facebook for schedule, prices, etc.






Tutoring by USC Graduate for Elementary Students – $30 hourly


Caring, Hard working, Experienced California Credentialed Teacher/Tutor for all Elementary School Subjects including English Reading, Grammar, ESL, Math, Social Studies, and Science


Experience: 30+ Years


Degrees: BS in Ed, MAEd


Flexible Hours: Monday through Saturday


Tutoring Location: Your Home or Public Library


Hourly Rate: $30 (within reasonable distance of CSUN)


Email Michele Hales at mhales37@gmail.com.