February 23 2018

I will forever be indebted to It’s Just a Dog Thing
“All of their experience, knowledge, patience, natural affinity with dogs & enthusiasm, took Laila(my Boxer) from a disobedient, mischievous, devious, defiant, rebellious & naughty 2 year old dog, to an amazing, cooperative, obedient, family pet. Laila would not respond when called, door dashed, was aggressive towards men & jealous of other dogs. Shawn’s attention to detail ensured that Laila thrived utilizing positive methods to address her negative behaviors. Shawn took the time to make sure our entire household had interaction with her & taught the common language used during the training. Shawn updated me on Laila’s progress with texts/videos often. I highly recommend!” ~Jen Levinson
They board dogs too!
Today in History
Walter Wingfield of Pimlico, England, patented the game of lawn tennis. Tennis Day.(1874)
The Tootsie Roll rolls into stores in America.(1896)
U.S. marines raise the America flag in Iwo Jima.(1945)
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Nanny, Housekeeper, Babysitter Leads
Canyon Creek Summer Overnight Camp
Canyon Creek(watch this: https://www.facebook.com/canyoncreeksummercamp/) is THE BEST co-ed sleepaway camp for ages 7-16. All my boys have been attending each summer(this will be Zach’s 5th summer)! Located near beautiful Castaic Lake, the 81-acre camp is the ideal setting for your kids to spend their summers! Canyon Creek offers go-karts, mini-bikes, wakeboarding, swimming, football, baseball, ropes course, basketball, tennis, archery, soccer, and SO much more! Your kids will THANK YOU!
Teen Wellness Conference: Building Resilience in Teens
April 29th at the Luxe Hotel
This project of the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI), comes after a year of community conversations exploring the unique challenges and opportunities facing our teens and their families. This daylong event will provide insight, skills, and resources to support the teens in our lives. Be inspired by featured keynote, Julie Lythcott-Haims*, author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. The workshops will empower you to help your teens (and yourself!) bounce back from challenges and grow with optimism.
Ready, Set, Switch — Shape Up Your Social Media
Prenatal to Postpartum Care
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.
Where Culinary Art Meets The Imagination…
What separates 1st To Roll Catering from other catering companies, is not only their delicious and healthy cuisine, but that they are a boutique production catering company that is family owned and operated. That means you get treated like family, not like a customer! They take great pride in their company, from preparation to presentation. On top of that, the chefs are extremely accommodating and very respectful to the entire crew. The cuisine is always farmer’s market driven; only using the highest quality, fresh, and local ingredients. You will NOT be disappointed!
Professional Interior Design Services for your Home or Business
Looking for interior design help for a home or office project? If you need help with a kitchen or bath remodel, paint color selections, space planning, furniture selections, moving day help, or general design advice – no project is too small. Hourly rate for on site design consultations or ongoing design services is $75/hr. Available in both OC & LA. A complete room design via online design is also available for an affordable design fee of $375. Email JSInteriorDes@aol.com for more info.
The Spiralizer Is One Of The Most Versatile Kitchen Tools
Beyond zoodles, the Spiralizer can prepare everything from hearty salads to low-calorie French fries.
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
March 20th-23rd at 7pm and March 24th at 1pm and 7pm at the Calabasas High School Performing Arts Center
Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame features music by Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors), and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin). The production is an intimate retelling of the famous love story, with a lush, emotionally rich score and production value that will leave you in awe. Follow Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, as he journeys outside of the walls of the cathedral and into the streets of Notre Dame.
Looking For A Parenting Class To Cover The Basics?
Tuesdays from 6-8pm in March
This course is designed to increase your skills and knowledge as a parent. Emphasis is on developing parent/child self-esteem, using discipline to teach children, resolving conflict effectively, promoting self-control vs. parental control, understanding how children think, and having age-appropriate expectations. The goal of the course is to promote responsible, thinking, loving, and confident children by using excellent parenting techniques. Contact presenceinparenting@gmail.com for more info.
Chabad Of Moorpark Jewish Center Purim Community Festival
Thursday, March 1st at 5 pm
“Purim in the Circus” will include an awesome Tropical Bird show with world famous Wildlife Wendy, meet and greet the birds up close, delicious Purim dinner, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, Hamantashen, Beautiful Circus decor, Come dressed in (circus) costume,  an interactive Megillah reading, fun games, and of course L’chaims! This event is open to all and will be loads of fun for children and adults.
4225a Tierra Rejada Rd. (in the Vons Shopping Center)
High School Principal’s Letter to Parents: We’re Pressuring Our Kids to Death
Project Stamp – Coffee and Cards
Friday, March 9th at 9:30am
Drop the kids at school and join me for a leisurely morning card making in Chatsworth! If you have the day off work, what better way to spend your morning! Leave the stress of the week behind and enjoy a creative morning! All of the materials will be prepared for you, come stamp, cut and glue. You will be amazed at what you can create! Suitable for beginners, as well as experienced stampers! Email sarah@projectstamp.com for more info.
“Junk Re-Thunk” Spring Break Builder Camp By Scrapkins
March 26th-30th from 9am – 3pm at reDiscover Center in Culver City
“Ships, Beasts & Flying Machines” – Join Author/Illustrator/Maker Brian Yanish for four days of stupefying hands-on projects all made from ordinary household recyclables. Explore simple flying machines, floating sea vessels, vehicles, and craft curious creatures as you design your own stories about what lives inside all that junk. You’ll never look at that empty box and coffee cup the same way again!
Adat Ari El Sisterhood Presents Luna Fest (Film Festival of Short Films By, For, and About Women)
Sunday, March 11th at 11am
Adat Ari El Sisterhood is excited to host Lunafest once again! This film festival is dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in our community. Proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Sharsheret- a non-profit supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer.
Mom Time Delivered
A subscription box for Supermoms (and the rest of us too)! You hit the ground running at 5am and are nonstop until bedtime. You feed your family, do laundry, work, clean, shop, chauffer, attend recital, make science projects out of styrophfoam and toothpicks, and more (SO.MUCH.MORE!). You are Supermom! But even Supermoms need TLC…Enter: Mom Time Delivered-A subscription box for busy moms everywhere. Give yourself or the Supermom in your life the gift of monthly hand-picked goodies, natural spa items and so much more and schedule yourself Mom Time.
Piano Lessons For Kids
Kidz Create Music specializes in private in-home piano, guitar and voice lessons. Their instructors are talented, fun, and sure to inspire a passion for music in your child. They host annual recitals and have students that start as young as 3 years old! Visit their website to claim your first free lesson at https://www.kidzcreatemusic.com.
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A Faery Hunt’s St. Patty Adventure at Los Encinos State Historic Park
Sunday, March 18th at 10:30am
Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt – “Best Children’s Theater in Los Angeles”. Come and see why and join in the fun! A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity, imagination & fun. Go on a gentle quest through the forest to find the faeries and go on a lovely, musical adventure! Groups and parties are welcome! Call 818-324-6802 for more info.