October 2 2017

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Today in History
Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida (1971)
Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schultz first appeared in newspapers (1950)
* Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
* American Pharmacist Month
* Apple Jack Month
* Awareness Month
* Breast Cancer Awareness Month
* Clergy Appreciation Month
* Computer Learning Month
* Cookie Month
* Domestic Violence Awareness Month
* Eat Country Ham Month
* International Drum Month
* National Diabetes Month
* National Pizza Month
* National Vegetarian Month
* National Popcorn Popping Month
* Sarcastic Month
* Seafood Month
National Custodial Worker Day
Name Your Car Day
Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Sitting Pretty: A Girlfriend’s Guide to a Mindful (and Joyful) Life
I LOVE this book! You will too! You’ve heard all about mindfulness, right? Now, Sitting Pretty is here to help you become more present so that you can be stay focused, less overwhelmed and happier in all of your relationships (and the one with yourself!) To be more mindful you have to pay attention to all things… from the mundane tasks to the exceptional experiences. This book will help you with easy weekly suggestions to practice being mindful and present bringing you joy and appreciation for each moment in life!
Are you overwhelmed with all the “stuff” in your home?
Let Stacy help YOU! I highly recommend Stacy Thomes for all of your home organizing needs. With the kids back in school and holidays just around the corner, Stacy will help you achieve your ultimate goal of a clutter free, super-functional, organized home in a gentle, non-threatening way. Specializing in closets, kid’s rooms/playrooms, kitchens and home office, Stacy will seriously help to simplify your life. Call her today and mention Jen’s List for a FREE consultation (a $65 value). Call (818) 620-2420.
Now Casting SoCal Families and Their Family Dog
Emmy Award winning Bunim/Murray Productions (producers of Project Runway, The Real World, and Prank Your Parents) is now casting one adult, one child and their incredible family dog for a fun TV competition series. It will give teams the opportunity to showcase their canine companions bag of tricks. Casting SoCal families: children should be between 9-14. To apply, visit http://www.shortaudition.tv/OhMyDog. Email castingnow@bunim-murray.com with any questions.
New Yoga Studio in the heart of Warner Center
WARRIOR&CO. A Yoga Studio is a unique, state-of-the-art two studio space that aims to bridge the gaps in family health and wellness. They offer non-heated kids yoga, family yoga, seniors yoga and prenatal yoga as well as advanced technology for the ultimate hot yoga experience with vinyasa flow, yoga sculpt and hot mat Pilates. All of the classes incorporate music and are lead by knowledgeable and passionate instructors. All members get a week free to try the variety of dynamic classes offered! They are offering a founding membership of $90 for unlimited yoga. Email morgan@warriorandcoyoga.com.
21015 Oxnard St., located at the corner of De Soto/Oxnard
Instagram @warriorandcoyoga
Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Shows Comes to Ventura
October 6th-8th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds
Kicking off the fall season with a cornucopia of family fun festivities, shop till you drop at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, with over 24,000 original handmade works from hundreds of exhibitors, enjoy live entertainment and strolling performers and a Kidzone chalked full of interactive “make n take” activities, facepainting, and a pumpkin patch. Visit with the artists and get your gift items personalized. There’s plenty for the entire family to do. Bring a canned good for donation and get $2 off admission. Kids 12 and under are free.
Franchise Expo West returning to LA
November 2nd-4th
Engage with over 200 franchise brands in every industry at every investment level. Gain access to over 60 Free educational sessions where in-depth answers are provided to any franchising questions. Meet with lenders and consultants to learn about all of your financing options. Register FREE using promo code CL17.
Skyward on Amazon Instant Video-New Show for Kids
Three friends host a secret underground podcast exploring paranormal sightings in their tiny town of Wildwood, Oregon. Together, Piper, Curtis and Ira try to prove the existence of aliens and can’t help but become personally involved with the cases of people who call into their show. Great story, characters, & action throughout. It’s also something that families can watch together. Enjoy!
Yoga Nidra: The Art of Letting Go with Hilary Jackendoff
Saturday, October 21st from 6-7:30pm
Join The Den’s Hilary Jackendoff at Goorus Yoga for a deeply relaxing & rejuvenating Yoga Nidra (aka yogic sleep or meditation nap) workshop which include gentle yoga postures, calming breathwork & an introduction to this healing meditation. Highly recommended for jet-lagged or burned-out professionals, exhausted moms and dads, stressed-out teens and all those who want to start a meditation practice, but don’t know where to begin. $45.
2017 11th Annual Los Angeles VisionWalk
Saturday, October 21st at 9am at Woodley Park in Van Nuys
Celebrate fundraising efforts in the name of retinal research. Highlights of the morning include a live performance by the Academy of Music for the Blind, a community vendor area including Guide Dogs of America, AIRS-LA, Junior Blind of America, Farm Fresh to You and a photo booth to commemorate your Walk day. Register you or your team and join the fight against retinal diseases. Help reach this year’s $110,000 goal. Bring your dogs, children, family, friends, co-workers and celebrate your hard work. 
Blossoms for Breast Cancer – Help Find a Cure
Thursday, October 26th at 6:30pm at a private home in Calabasas
Everyone in attendance will be painting a vase to bring home and will also fill with flowers. Great Auction Items, Raffles and Gift Bags. There will be a photo booth, jewelry sold by Karen Lazar Design, accessories by Gallery 319, wine, snacks and more! Dr. Ian Taras will speak to the group on “Secrets of the OB/GYN” and Roni Adler who is currently fighting this disease will share what Hadassah has done to fight Breast Cancer. Proceeds will go directly to the Institute of Oncology Breast Cancer Research at Hadassah Hospital. RSVP no later than Oct 22nd at http://www.hadassah.org/events/blossom2017.
100,000 items at the LA Kids Consignment sale
October 5th-8th from 9am-6pm, Thurs-Sat. & from 9am-5pm on Sunday at the former Costco warehouse
700+ families are contributing over 100,000 amazing new and gently-used items to the LA Kids Consignment. You’ll find everything you need for your kids (newborn through pre-teen!): clothes, toys, shoes, strollers, games, puzzles, DVDs, bikes, outdoor play equipment, maternity, furniture, women’s purses and so much more! Prices are amazing – up to 75% off retail prices.
21300 Roscoe Blvd. in Canoga Park, 91304
Holiday PJ Mini-Sessions are here
November 4th – several time slots still available. Emily Winnie Photography is offering adorable Holiday PJ themed mini photo sessions this season! Picture your kids all snuggled up on a big white bed in cute holiday jammies-perfect for holiday cards! Set ups for Christmas, Hanukkah and neutral winter themed photos available. Details at http://www.emilywinniephotography.com/blog/2017/09/21/.
Achieving Positive Change in Your Career
Linda Greenfield, Master Career Counselor, MS, MBA, at Essential Career Counseling has worked with thousands of clients of all ages & stages in defining & achieving their career goals. Her clients: students & new graduates * early, mid & senior level employees * clients re-entering the workforce after a break * clients transitioning to encore careers. Gift Certificates are available, the perfect gift for a new graduate or anyone unhappy in their career. Call 818-512-7226 to learn more.
Supported Birth Care Classes & Services
Supported Birth Care covers the needs from pregnancy through postpartum. They offer group and private childbirth education classes and newborn care classes plus labor doula services, postpartum doula services and lactation support. Lauren Ryan and Elizabeth Bedolla provide clients with a definitive level of service to meet specific needs and circumstances. Their passion is to advocate for mothers and their families by providing knowledge, experience, energy, security and resources.
Why today’s teens are taking longer to grow up
Rock Theatre Offers World Class Triple Threat Talent Development for Kids & Teens for 37 Years
Rock Theatre’s unique workshops are ideal for kids with busy schedules to grow & gain experience as a performer. They’re efficient, affordable, & provide a solid foundation of training from industry professionals. Vocal WS: Ensemble (harmony) , solos & performance coaching. Dance WS: Singers who need movement, Athletes who need agility, stamina, strength training & dancers who want technique & style variety. Email rocktheatrenews@yahoo.com.
Pressman Academy Early Childhood Center Open Houses
Tuesday, October 10th from 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday, November 1st from 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, November 28th from 9:30-11:30am
Learn about the school, educational philosophy, and programs. Meet the Head of School and Principals. Tour the school and observe classes in session. Learn about the admission process. Have your questions answered. Email Lesley at lbloom@pressmanacademy.org for more info.
1055 S. La Cienega Blvd. in LA, 90035
Be someone that makes you happy
Allison Cohen is a licensed psychotherapist w/over 15 yr s experience offering tools, perspective & peace to clients life challenges. Allison has been featured on Today, NPR, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Women’s Day, Huffington Post, WebMd, PBS.org & more. Specializing in: Couples/Relationships, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Family Conflict, Communication Skills, Life Transitions, Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Building Physical & Emotional Intimacy, Alternative Sexuality, Kink Aware & Intuitive Eating.
October Annual Sales
Look for deals on Halloween items after Oct. 31st such as candy, costumes, decorations. Expect drastic discounts.
Typical annual sales: Early sales on fall and winter clothing, fishing gear, school supplies, women’s coats, clearance on any lingering items from the previous season.
Major purchases typically on sale: October: Appliances, new cars from current year model after new model introduction of next year’s models (NMI) and furniture.
Travel: October is a great time to go to Florida when it is often a good bargain and less crowded.
Fruits and vegetables: apples, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, cranberries, escarole, grapes, green peppers, lima beans, parsley, pears, pumpkins, rutabagas, winter squash, tomatoes, turnips.  NOTE: With some produce now available all during the year, many people have forgotten when fruits and vegetables are freshest. Buying in season means that these items are often cheaper, fresher, taste better tastier and that money may be going to area farmers and staying within the local community.