July 23 2018

Kids Come First at MVP
Pediatric & Urgent Care
Open Mon.-Fri. from 10am-10pm &
Sat./Sun. from 9am-9pm
Valley families are assured peace of mind knowing MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care is open day/evening to care for their children. Pediatric staff offer expertise in anything from common ailments to more severe illnesses/injuries requiring IV hydration, x-rays, laceration repair, etc. Children’s medical needs are met in a stress-free, kid-friendly environment with little to no wait time. I have had great experiences there.
18555 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, 91364
Today in History
Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri fills a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream, and the ice cream cone is invented.(1904)
Air Force Colonel Eileen M. Collins becomes the first woman to command a space shuttle. (1999)
Haley’s Friendship Challenge
A beautifully illustrated story about a girl who moves to a new town. Unfortunately, she isn’t fitting in and she misses her old friends. For her birthday, Haley receives a much-coveted surprise that she shares with no one. However, her feelings change when she feels empathy for a neighborhood dog that has also lost her pals. After weeks of loneliness, Haley realizes that things are not getting better for either of them; it’s time to make new friends. As we grow older, the world doesn’t stand still. Time passes quickly, so embrace each moment to make a new friend. Haley’s Friendship Challenge is dedicated to children who have a hard time adjusting to change.
The Bay Foundation’s August 4th Volunteer Event at LAX Dunes – by the Beach
The Bay Foundation and The Friends of LAX Dunes seek volunteers for their monthly clean-up at the LAX Dunes, from 8:45am-12pm! The LAX Dunes are the largest remaining fragment of the El Segundo Dunes complex, and they provide a habitat for over 900 species, some of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. Thousands of volunteers have removed acres of non-native vegetation such as ice plant and Russian thistle at this site. Join them and experience why this place is so special! Visit www.santamonicabay.org to sign up; best over age 14. If not this month, check back for next!

The Pump Station & Nurtury Helps New and Expectant Families in the SFV too!

For over 30 years The Pump Station has supported expecting and new parents in Los Angeles and beyond. They offer prenatal and postnatal classes and in-home services in the Valley and Westside to educate and empower expecting and new parents.
In-home services include:
* Before Baby Visits to make sure you have everything ready
* Postpartum Doula Services for whole family support
SFV Classes & Groups:
* Prenatal classes at What a Babe in Sherman Oaks (coming soon, classes currently in West LA and Hollywood)
* Mommy & Me classes at Calabasas Dance Academy facilitated by program director Dr. Jill Campbell.
Call 310-998-1981 or
Email ParentAndMe@Pumpstation.com to learn more.
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Camp Los Encinos in the Heart of Encino
Los Encinos School at Ventura Blvd. and Balboa Blvd. transforms her beautiful campus into Camp Los Encinos for the summer! The campers get to choose from a wide variety of fun and enriching electives such as sports, arts & crafts, iMovie making, yoga, cooking, jewelry design, acting, reading/math enrichment, digital photography, Lego robotics, 3D printing, and more! Each week features a themed field trip such as a Dodgers game, CA Science Center, Ultra Zone, etc. Weekly/daily options 8am-4pm.
American Classical Theatre & Jazz Festival A Streetcar Named Desire
July 26th-29th
The great American classic A Streetcar Named Desire comes to life with Hollywood’s dramatic writer/director Matt Ritchey at the helm featuring TV and theatre sensation Lucas Alifano as Stanley. New Orleans sensuality invites the audience through a vortex of desire as southern belle Blanche regresses into madness. The immense multi-level wrought-iron stage set in the Black Box Theatre is meticulously constructed over a four-week period by Martyn Tyler and Keith. Due to limited capacity of 70 tickets per show, early purchases are highly recommended for this immersive event. Ages 13 and over. Saturday matinee is a student showcase and all ages.
Trading Spaces On TLC Is Casting In Your Area
Trading Spaces on TLC is now casting set of neighbors that would love a chance to put their design and DIY skills to the test and swap homes to redesign and decorate a room in each other’s houses.
Kidzcity’s After School Program for ages 4-13yrs
Choose how many days a week. Pick up from school. No charge on absent days. Private & group setting one on one homework help with qualified, experienced & background checked caring staff trained to give positive reinforcement in a structured routine tailored especially for your child. Computers, homework supplies and cooked meals, electronics, games, toys & activities provided KidzCity is a licensed safe and caring place, accepting CCRC.
Kids’ Dance Party at The Playroom
Wednesday, August 1st from 4-6pm in Sherman Oaks
There will be a Dj from Event Busters providing music. Also open play, face painting, tattoos, hair-updo’s, games, and a chance to win amazing prizes! The Playroom is an indoor play space and party place for the younger crowd. RSVP at 818-784-7529.
Speech Blubs: Revolutionizing Speech Therapy
Speech Blubs is a speech therapy app that comes with a vast library of more than 1,500 activities, face filters, voice-activated activities, and educational bonus videos. The app is designed to boost children’s speech and pronunciation, improve their imitation and interaction skills, and motivate sound and word production. It’s an unrivalled tool for boosting any young child’s speech, but it works outright miracles for kids with speech delay, Down syndrome, apraxia, or autism. Speech Blubs flips the classroom and makes kids the teachers. Users watch these real-life models with wide eyes, and they learn from their peers in ways they never do with adult educators. You can download Speech Blubs on the App Store at https://app.adjust.com/j989qqf.
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 $100/hr. Available in both OC & LA. A complete room design via online design is also available for an affordable design fee of $500 (mention this post for $100 off). Details at https://us12.campaign-archive.com/.
Making Baby’s Homecoming A 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 postpartum recovery support, comfort measures, newborn care education, lactation guidance and nighttime care, making baby homecoming an easy transition! Stellar references. Recommended by doctors and parenting sites/groups. For bookings/inquiries. call 818.746.5375 or email priscilla@barefootbelly.com.
Adult Coloring
Every Thursday at 2pm & Evening coloring, July 24th at 5:30pm
Explore your creative side. All materials are supplied. You are also welcome to bring your own.
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A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure
Saturday, Aug. 11th at Los Encinos State Historic Park
Auntie Angelica leads the audience on a gentle quest to help Mermaid LiBan get back to the ocean to find her tail! With your help the faeries and Pirate Scrappy go on a musical adventure of fun, laughs and surprises. Groups and birthdays are welcome.
Reservations suggested. Call 818-324-6802 or email reservations@afaeryhunt.com.