September 28 2017

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Today in History
Ask a Stupid Question Day
National Good Neighbor Day
Get your child reading ready with Square Panda
Square Panda is a multisensory phonics learning system designed for kids 2+. The playset blends physical smart letters with a library of age-appropriate learning games, all of which are grounded in research and free to download. Through their Parent Portal, parents can personalize their child’s experience and track their learning progress. Your child will stay engaged in their learning as they explore the alphabet, letter sounds, discover rhymes, build vocabulary and more. Get $20 off through September by using the code JENSLIST (valid on or Amazon).
Want to help your child get the hang of a healthy, happy life? Join the Club!
Dream Elite Gymnastics Academy is the state of the art gymnastics facility in the heart of Woodland Hills. Over 12,000 sq ft air-conditioned facility with top of the line equipment, and so much more! Academy and competitive programs are offered to children at all levels of ability in a positive coaching environment. Bring a friend and come for a free trial class! Don’t miss out on a low introductory rate. For more info, call 818.805.9165.
Music Lessons in the Comfort of Your Home: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Cello, Drums, Ukulele & Violin
When was the last time your child begged a teacher to stay longer? At The Schuler Music Studio, students not only learn to PLAY music, they have FUN learning it! This private music school offers high-end lessons, and they drive to YOU! Their educated, qualified staff of professional musicians are enthusiastic & offer a warm, supportive environment for students to play & create. They provide a well-rounded music education, focus on building confidence & emphasize fun. Several live performance opportunities throughout the year. Join students who’ve already discovered they’re the BEST place to get results! Call (818)203-5342 or email
Executive Function and ADHD Coaching
At Perkins Education Solutions, they assist children, teens, and adults with gaining control over their lives. Using the coaching model, they guide those with executive function challenges to discover how to become organized, manage their time, increase productivity, and feel confident. Coaching occurs in your home, via Skype, or at a location convenient to you. Take advantage of the free consultation by calling (818) 239-6182.
Playa Goods carries the perfect pieces to create the ever-trendy ‘California Casual’ look
Shop their collection of vintage pillows, Peruvian Frazadas, African Indigos, and textiles from all around the world! Playa Goods is owned by two sisters Anna & Alexandra that advocate fair trade and social responsibility. The sisters have built strong relationships with the craftspeople behind most pieces carried in their store. The pieces are unique and truly one of a kind. Use discount code: JENSLIST and receive 20% off your total purchase.
Reyes Adobe Days 2017
Thursday October 12th-Sunday, October 15th
This event is known for great food, live music, lots of fun games and activities, plus art, challenging races, and an entertaining parade! RAD celebrates the very best of local culture with a variety of events for all ages on the grounds of an original 1845 California rancho.
Family Sukkot Shabbat Dinner & Simchat Torah Celebration
October 6th is Superhero Sukkot!
Bim-Bom Young Family Services are at 5:30pm
Family Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah is at 5:45pm
Family Shabbat Services start at 6:30pm
October 12th is Simchat Torah!
Dinner is at 5:30pm
Tour the Torah (all ages) is at 6:15pm
Family Services & Dancing with the Torahs is at 7pm
Art Workshop for Adults, Children and Teens
The Art Club in Encino for really fun clay & ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media Fine Art Classes. This is the special art workshop for Children, Teens & Adults that you have been looking for. All you need is a SMILE and some imagination! Classes are offered all year long in a cozy and supportive atmosphere. One-to-One art workshops are also available for all ages. Email or call 818-783-6566.
Host An Exchange Student
EF is looking for a loving host family for a Norwegian boy Martin. He speaks very fluent English, loves dogs, basketball, board games and is fully insured and comes with his own spending money.  He is attending SOCES School in Tarzana as a Junior. Amy has had the pleasure of hosting Martin since August 12th and he is very easy going, kind, warm hearted and a great big brother to her son. He doesn’t swear because he says its disrespectful! What would be required of you as an EF High School Exchange Year family?  A bedroom (can share with the same age/gender), meals and transport to/from school and a safe caring environment. Visit Contact Amy Holtzman at 818-653-3907 or    
11 things about ‘The Brady Bunch’ you may not know
Classics Alive Foundation will be hosting a Disaster Benefit Concert
October 7th at 3:30pm
The Classics Alive Foundation will be hosting a benefit concert for the hurricane disaster victims at New Hope Lutheran Church in Agoura Hills. The young Ambassadors will be performing classical music, with a Special Performance by the Park Brothers Guitar Duo. $5 donation at the door.
The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Todd Fisher, Carrie Fisher’s brother and Debbie Reynolds’ son said, “My mother and sister were magnificent collectors, they amassed an amazing and diverse collection in their lifetimes. The size and scope of their collection rivals most museums. So in keeping with my mother’s wishes we have decided to share part of their magnificent collection with all their friends and fans.” Portions of the proceeds will be going to both Debbie Reynolds’ charity The Thalians ( and The Jed Foundation (, a charity chosen by Billie Lourd.
Launch Your Holiday Side Gig Now
Want to earn some extra cash flexibly for the holidays? Take advantage of Stella & Dot’s best sign up special ever! Join my team now through 10/31 and get $450 in product right away & then up to $650 more during your first 30 days along with $250 in cash. Stella & Dot gives you the means to style your life in a fun, flexible way! Now with the addition of our line of apparel, there is even more to wear, sell and share! Let’s chat! Contact Lisa at (818)917-5108 or
Become a CASA volunteer
Thursday, October 26th from 6-7:15pm
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA) volunteer makes a difference for children in foster care. CASA volunteers are paired to work one-on-one with a child and ensure they have the services and support needed in the areas important to all children: stable placement, education, and healthcare. There are 30,000 kids in the child welfare system in LA and many need the support of a CASA volunteer. The first step toward becoming a CASA volunteer is attending a one-hour information session.