May 16 2017

Open House at LA Hebrew High – Teens learn to Read, Write & Speak Hebrew
Sunday, May 21st at 11am
* 7th-12th Grades
* Teens become Hebrew speakers!
* Earn High School foreign language credits.
* Flex Options – Online only & Sunday Only programs.
* Trips to Israel + Weekend Retreats.
* Convenient Locations in LA, SF Valley & Santa Clarita.
* WASC-accredited.
* Make LIFELONG friendships.
***Want to see ELON GOLD at their Annual Gala? Dinner | Elon | Celebrate 68th Anniv! More info at
Today in History
Charles Hires invents Root Beer. (1866)
Love a Tree Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Wear Purple for Peace Day
Run — don’t walk — to the newest Fresh Brothers pizza store that opened this week in Burbank
Located at 4005 Riverside Avenue, between Pass and Maple, the Burbank store is the 19th location of the family-owned pizza chain. Founders Adam and Debbie Goldberg’s goal was to take their traditional Chicago-style family recipes, originally created by Adam’s older brother, Scott, and give them a fresh California twist. The Fresh Brothers sauce is packed with 100% fresh tomatoes, not concentrate. Nothing is ever fried; wings, bites, and tenders, even the Fresh fries are baked. Vegan options and gluten-free menu are also available. I LOVE their pizza!!!
Camp Helping Hands – Where Kids Make a Difference
July 10th-August 4th
Camp Helping Hands is Southern California’s premier service-learning summer camp for young children. The goal 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 make a difference in their community. Service – Learning – Fun! Six Locations: Camarillo, Encino, Northridge, SCV, Thousand Oaks, West Hills.
(special event)An Inside Look at College Admissions with former Ivy League Associate Director of Admissions
Sat., June 17th at 9:30am
Academic Achievers, a leading provider of private tutoring for pre K-12 students, announced that they will be holding a special event: Inside View of the College Admissions Process at their headquarters in Santa Monica. The event is open to area high school students and their parents, and will provide tips on how to successfully navigate the admissions process to get into your first choice school. Students may also take an SAT/ACT during the event. Call 310-883-5810.
PSYWE 10th Anniversary Season Finale
May 21st at 1pm
The young musicians of Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble conclude their 10th anniversary season by paying homage to the band tradition. The concert kicks off with Basler’s thrilling “Carnival,” followed by Bach’s “Fervent is My Longing” and “Little” Fugue in G Minor. At the center are two cornerstone works for wind ensemble-Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite” and Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat-to celebrate the wind band culture’s deep-rooted tradition. “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss Sr. concludes the concert on a victorious note. Admission to this concert is free, but tickets are required. To reserve, call (714) 755-5799 or visit
Summer Camp and Preschool Openings
Little Acorns Grow is offering a variety of fun Summer camps, staring July 7th, from Art Explosion to Animal Planet to Inventor’s Workshop for kids ages 4-8. Mix and match any of the one-week specialty camps. Whatever your child’s interests are, you’re sure to find them here. They are happy to announce that starting in July, the preschool class (ages 2-3) will have openings. Schedule a tour to see the beautiful facility! Call 818.779.1099.
Women Fight Back Self-Defense Seminar
3 Sundays: June 11th, June 25th, and July 16th from 5-7pm
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn elite self-defense techniques for the streets. Women of all ages will learn the tools necessary to handle a violent altercation quickly and efficiently. This seminar is for women who want to feel safer and more confident, and for girls who are going to college and want to learn self-defense. The all-inclusive seminar includes 3 different dates, 2 hours per day. For more information and to sign up, visit
Free Family Movie Night at Roxbury Park
Sunday, May 21st at 4:30pm
Walk the red carpet, pick up some popcorn, snack on some free pizza, and snuggle in for a screening of Sing! Recommended for kids ages 4-8 and their parents. Don’t forget your blanket! Presented by Sinai Temple Religious School. Questions? Contact Sara at (310) 481-3271.
Special Event Icon   F.B.I. (Fashion Business Inc.) Fashion Bootcamp
June 19th-23rd, M-F from 11am-4pm
There’s more to fashion! A week-long camp designed for students in grades 9-12 who are interested in learning more about the fashion industry before deciding to attend a fashion college. You will gain insight into the fashion industry by learning more of the different opportunities within design, merchandising, sketching, trend forecasting, styling, fashion show production, and special niche markets.
Magic and Munchies  – A Magic Class for Ages 7+
Sunday, May 21st from 10:30am-Noon at The Magic Apple in Studio City 
Each child will learn 3-4 pocket sized magic tricks PLUS they get a magic wand with a bonus trick! And they will learn some great close up magic tricks and even some mind Reading tricks! Magic helps build social skills, helps to overcome stage fright and is a GREAT (and one of the oldest) art form! Although parents are welcome to stay in the class for $20, OR they must hang out in the other room so the secrets of magic are not revealed! $25 per child/adult ($20 each add’l family member). Call Brent at 818-508-9921.
Calling all Fashionistas, Sew Contagious hosts sewing parties for budding designers age 8+
They bring the party to you complete with sewing machines, fabric and all the materials. Visits to see what the mini designers are sewing. Email for details
Follow SewContagious on Instagram to keep up with all that they are creating.
Special Icon   Newborn/Infant Specialist (AKA Baby Nurse)/Postpartum Doula
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. Private Consultations available. 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. Call 310-365-8042.
Relational Family Therapy in Eagle Rock
Relational wellness is a harmony between how one relates to self, others, and the world. Eliza works collaboratively to recognize your resources and grow your abilities and uniqueness. She offers openness, enthusiasm, and flexibility in her practice and looks forward to working together.
Kick Off the Summer at the Santa Monica Pier Paddle and Ocean Festival
Saturday, June 10th
This event is free for spectators and fun for the whole family. Watch as top athletes compete in stand-up paddleboard, prone paddleboard, and swim races at the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Or compete in the races yourself. The ocean festival takes over the deck of the Santa Monica Pier with live music, Polynesian dancing, a beach volleyball showcase, delicious food, a beer garden, and a one-of-a-kind surf history museum. Come celebrate decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.
New Foster Farms BAKED Chicken line Debuts Nationwide
Hitting the freezer section of stores now is a new Baked – Never-Fried – line of chicken breast nuggets, tenders and fillets from Foster Farms with half the fat and 25 percent fewer calories than traditional offerings.
Family Fun Icon   Guitar & Songwriting Lessons for Kids & Teens
Summer is a great time for your child to begin taking guitar lessons with Claire Gordon-Harper. Claire began playing guitar at the age of 8 years old and has been writing songs on the guitar of varying styles for the last 18 years. She is especially impassioned about empowering youth through music. Claire has worked with children and teenagers extensively over the last ten years. Claire can travel to your house to teach, is flexible with lesson times, and comes with phenomenal references. Email
For college students grappling with mental illness, the world can seem colorless
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Sip your way to healthy summer skin with 5 ingredients
With busy schedules and summer traveling, it can be hard to follow an extensive skin care routine during this warmer season. Luckily, thanks to Jin+Ja, a deliciously powerful wellness elixir packed with a blend of fresh ginger, cayenne, lemon, mint, and green tea, there’s another way to achieve flawless skin, and that’s by sipping on 100% natural, non-GMO ingredients that support rejuvenation, cell circulation and are extremely anti-bacterial.