April 2 2018

**FREE** 8th Annual Special Needs
Resource Fair
Sunday, April 8th
The Help Group’s Autism Center. This is an opportunity for parents and professionals to discover the wonderful resources that L.A. has to offer its special needs community. Enjoy children’s activities, food and family fun as you discover organizations that provide information on schools & camps, residential programs, educational supports, financial/estate planning, legal & advocacy services, vocational programs, and more.
Today in History
Congress passes the Coinage Act and the U.S. Mint is born. (1792)
* National Humor Month
* International Guitar Month
* Keep America Beautiful Month
* Lawn and Garden Month
* National Kite Month
* National Poetry Month
* National Pecan Month
* National Welding Month
* Records and Information Management Month
* Stress Awareness Month
* Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Children’s Book Day
Dyngus Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Reconciliation Day
National Cancer Control Month
National Minority Health Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Temple Ahavat Shalom Early Childhood Education Center Now Enrolling
You and your children will love the warm ,nurturing environment at Temple Ahavat Shalom
*Infant Toddler Care – 6 weeks-23 months.
*Early Childhood Education – 2 years+.
*Convenient & flexible hours (M-F, 7:15am-6pm).
*Interfaith & nontraditional families welcome.
*Rich Judaic Environment.
*Children enjoy music, cooking, Shabbat, library & more.
*Complimentary temple membership.
Schedule a tour by contacting Tessa at 818-360-2258 or tessa@tasnorthridge.org.
18200 Rinaldi Pl. in Northridge
Awesome Electrolysis Lead
If you want permanent hair removal, there’s only one solution. Electrolysis. It enables safe, permanent results. This totally unique and patented Integrated System of hair removal works instantly and permanently. The root of the hair is destroyed, so each hair will never grow back. It works safely on any hair and skin color and, remarkably, the Lucy Peters system is effective for curly and ingrown hair. Call Maryam at 818-585-1318. I HIGHLY recommend!!
SoulHum Studios Mindful Parenting Course
Mondays, April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th from 11-12 pm
Wednesdays, April 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd from 6-7pm
Four classes on either Mondays or Wednesdays – $120
This four week course offers a fresh perspective along with mindfulness-based practices and strategies that help manage the stress and anxiety of raising kids. The courses are relevant for parents with kids of all ages. At the end of the four week course, you will be equipped with tools to help you slow down, feel more grounded, mindful and present.
What Can You Do About Spring Accidents And Injuries?
April 19th at 6:30pm at The Alice and Nahum Lanier School
Spring is here, time for more outdoor adventures. Unfortunately, that also means more accidents and injuries! Many accidents are preventable; others can be dramatically minimized with CPR and safety training. Sign up by Apr. 6th and receive a Gift! The essentials of CPR, breathing support, & removal of airway obstruction(s) are covered. The course includes how to respond if an infant or child has a head injury, poisoning, burn or a seizure
Kadima’s Camp Kodiak
Trying to figure out what to do with your kids this summer? Kadima’s Camp Kodiak is an enriching opportunity for preschool children (ages 2-5) to get acquainted with the structure of a school day in a relaxed FUN setting. Focusing on a different theme each week, campers explore the world of play, swimming, music, Shabbat, story time, arts and crafts, and dramatic play. Nutritious and delicious Kosher snacks and hot lunch are included in the camp tuition.  Camp Kodiak hours are 9am-3pm and they are pleased to offer early morning drop off at 8am. Monday-Friday and afternoon extended care from 3-5pm, Monday-Thursday. Experience #TheKadimaWay for yourself!
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. She has helped me SO much! 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 (818) 620-2420 and mention Jen’s List for a FREE consultation (a $65 value).
The Great Lice Egg Hunt– Free Treatments!
Saturday, April 7th from 8am-4pm (by appointment)
Lice Clinics of America will give free head lice treatments at the Encino and Santa Clarita clinics! A certified clinician will kill the bugs and eggs with a quick, comfortable heated air treatment with the patented, FDA-cleared AirAllé device (ages 4+). Attendees receive a detection comb and head lice education packet. Lice Clinics of America has done over 350,000 successful treatments-let them hunt down your eggs and end your infestation-book your appointment!
Pandas 3D at the California Science Center
Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
One Of My Favorite Finds – Strap-Its – 15% JUST For Jens List Members
Perfect for those off the shoulder tops and sweaters. Also great for layering year round. Straps come in cool prints, vegan leather, nail heads & embroidered flowers. Check them out – www.strap-its.com. It is the “only” bralette you will ever need. Interchangeable straps will update any outfit. Soft, comfortable, seamless and supportive! Comes with removable pads. They’re great to have at holiday boutiques too! Email Julie at julie@strap-its.com for more info! Guaranteed to be a best seller! Watch this: http://abc7ny.com/fashion/new-jersey-mom-invents-way – it explains all about them and why they are so great! Use code JENSLIST for 15% discount on your purchase!
Get Produce Straight From Farms, Delivered Right To Your Door, For 30-50% Less Than Grocery Store Prices
We get it every week and there is NOTHING imperfect about it! Did you know that 20% of the fruits and vegetables grown in the US never make it to grocery stores, often because of how they look?
At Imperfect, they believe that there is no reason to waste perfectly good fruits and vegetables. All boxes are customizable-you pick your produce and how often it arrives. Get $10 off by visiting https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=237639.
Get Those Gold Bead Bracelets That All Your Friends Are Wearing
I LOVE these! Yellow Gold, Rose Gold or Sterling Silver available. Prices start at just $35. Use promo code jenslist and 15% will be donated to the Chris Gough Support Fund. Kids sizes too! Add diamonds, precious and semi precious stones. Get the best prices and fast shipping at Brina G Jewelry.
They make GREAT gifts too!
Football Freddie and Fumble
The #1 kids Football book on Amazon. Freddie and Fumble LOVE Football, And they’re on a mission to see every team in the country on their home turf. But these cities have more to offer than just the game: historical sites, national parks, museums, even local favorites! For their first trip, this dynamic duo heads to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, visit Reading Terminal Market, and snag a Cheesesteak at Pat’s and Geno’s before attending the Eagles game on Sunday with Freddie’s football-loving family. The proceeds are going to A Level Playing Field Foundation to help kids in underserved communities play sports safely and they are donating copies to Houston for kids to read! #FootballFreddie
2018 Kevin Cordasco Foundation Poker
Sunday, May 6th from 12-5pm at the Calabasas Swim and Tennis Center
Fees include poker, taco bar and a margarita .Seating is limited to the first 100 players. Must be 21 years of age to play poker. Proceeds help to support The Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow.
It’s Time To Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College
Celebrate Seasons at Descanso Gardens
Instead of highlighting the Gardens’ most popular blooms with a festival, the Gardens will now celebrate that flower over an entire month or season. Back by popular demand, Tomatomania!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens.  Along with the sale, visitors can enjoy cooking demonstrations, tomato talks and more. Earth Day at Descanso will be a day of exploration and activities. It will also focus on the important role of the Garden as a habitat. This spring and summer, Descanso will host special programs exploring the natural homes of the animals, plants and other organisms that live in the Garden as part of its focus on habitat. The Sturt Haaga Gallery will also host a habitat-inspired exhibition.
There is NO Better Time to be Prepared
If there was an earthquake today, we would not have supplies. Emergency Cafe offers customized preparedness assessments of individual homes, business offices, safety planning, tips and training, and a deluxe line of emergency preparedness kits for home, car and offices. LA’s premier full service emergency preparedness consulting company, Emergency Café serves the private sector that includes a large celebrity based clientele and major corporations like A&E Network, NFL Network, 20th Century Fox, 360 Management, Super Delicious Productions, and the Milken Foundation. They have also sent supplies to Houston residents for Hurricane Harvey. Contact Emergency Café at 310.613.6206 to schedule your private consultation or visit www.emergencycafe.com.
A Faery Hunt Show & Fairy Birthday Party
Saturday, April 14th from 10:30am-1pm at Griffith Park
A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity & fun. First, join the faery folke on a fun and gentle quest for the Fairy Royalty with A Faery Hunt performance. Then a birthday party for one of the Fairies and everyone’s invited! The Fairy Birthday Party is filled with fun, dancing, games, fairy unicorn readings, fairy face painting, one-on-one time with the Fairy Queen, food and frolic. Groups are welcome. Call 818-324-6802.
Barefoot Belly-PostPartum & Newborn Care Services
Making baby homecoming an smooth transition! Priscilla Sanchez has over 15 years of experience providing Newborn and PostPartum care services. Her work is exclusively based in the care of newborns, preemies, multiples, etc. providing also mother postpartum recovery support, comfort measures, newborn care education, lactation guidance and nighttime care, making baby homecoming an easy transition! Stellar references. Recommended by peds, obgyns and Jen’s List members. Call (818) 746-5375 or email priscilla@barefootbelly.com.
April Annual Sales
Easter candy goes on sale after Easter. Look for packages with Easter markings. While the chocolate may be the same as any other box, the price is much lower. Expect as much as 90% off on chocolate and other candy. Stock up for birthdays and anniversaries.
Get free tax record books from banks and tax preparers. Always ask if you don’t see them.
Typical Annual Sales: Some early spring clothing may go on sale at close-out prices.
Major Purchases Typically On Sale: April: No regular sales.
Fruits And Vegetables: asparagus, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans (green & wax), celery, grapefruit, nectarines, pineapples, onions (bermuda), radishes, rhubarb, spinach, watercress. With some produce now available all during the year, many people have forgotten when fruits and vegetables are really fresh. Buying in season means that these items are often cheaper, fresher, taste better and that money may be going to local farmers.