October 15 2018

Warehouse Sample Sale Featuring Women’s Designer Joseph Ribkoff of Montreal
This Saturday, October 20th from 9am-5pm at Dressed Up!
EVERYTHING $20 or less!
It’s time again for Michael Weintraub’s Sample Sale and Warehouse Clearance of Joseph Ribkoff merchandise. This sale will feature showroom samples and closeout styles of women’s dresses, tops, tunics, jackets, cami’s, pants, skirts, jumpsuits, and cover-ups mostly from the Spring/Summer 2018 collection at the silly low price of $20 or less! Retail on these pieces is from $110-$370.
Michael always has some surprise designers as well. Not to be missed! Free parking. CC and Cash. Sales Tax is charged. Tell a friend!
October 20th=$20
6000 Reseda Blvd. Unit F in Tarzana, 91356
Today in History
“I Love Lucy” premiered on television. (1951)
U.S. Department of Transportation was created (1966
 White Cane Safety Day
Smart Homes SOS, Your Full Service IT Experts, Can Also Help Your Aging Parents
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Celebrate Your Family with Holiday Portrait Mini Sessions
October 21st from 9am-5pm
$195 includes:
– 45 min. session at Griffith Park.
– 20 to 40 image choices (for purchase).
– Two 5×7 prints ($90 value).
– In person viewing appt. (Sherman Oaks).
Sessions reserved with payment: https://oharpaz.photobiz.com/form/2018-holiday-mini-portrait. Orit Harpaz [Photographer] has been documenting L.A. families for the last 20 years creating timeless family photographs in her authentic, natural style.

The LA Preschool Fairs will be bigger than ever this year!
This Fall’s preschool fairs will be the best yet! Families are invited to register for one or both fairs to find out how to choose the best preschool for your child, how the admissions process works, and meet dozens of Los Angeles preschool directors.
The first 50 Parents to donate $10 to PELofLA will receive a family ticket to one or both fairs PLUS one Goody Bag* from our Partners at CityMoms.
Saturday, October 20th
12pm – 3pm at The Riveter
2236 South Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
           Westside Link: https://bit.ly/2y1TUqK
Sunday, October 21st, 2018
10am-1pm at Stratford School
1200 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Eastside Link: https://bit.ly/2pAVR8Y

Special Event Icon  Holding Out For A Hero, Los Angeles? Your Wait Is Almost Over!
Sat., November 3rd from 9am-4pm
The nation’s premier admission-free, helicopter-only aviation experience lands at the Hansen Dam Recreation Center in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Featuring an exciting static display of helicopters from police, fire, EMS/ENG, military / DOJ and private collectors, this family favorite event offers entertainment, concessions and emergency preparedness information while profiling careers in public service ! #CAHEROES
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!
Clutter Free Is The Way To Be
Holiday time is approaching fast and it is time for some cleaning and gift giving. Are you in a messy funk?  Neely will get rid of your junk!  If organization is what you need, she can bring you up to speed! Neely can help you organize your kitchen, closets, drawers, bathrooms, home offices, and more. Contact her to help declutter your life. This could be a great gift to a friend! Over 15 years’ experience! References and photos available upon request. Email neely5@aol.com or call 818-326-1672.
Golden And Gorgeous Organic Spray Tan
A mom-owned, organic mobile spray tanning company servicing the SFV and surrounding areas! She provides the convenience of getting a spray tan in the comfort of your own home. They formula produces an insanely gorgeous tan that’s never orange, doesn’t have a bad odor, and is moisturizing to the skin because it’s aloe-vera based. Spray tans are the best alternative to a real tan because it’s completely natural looking and you avoid the risk of premature aging and skin cancer, including the deadliest type, melanoma. Call (818) 672-5352.
Operation Gratitude Assembly Day
Saturday, October 20th from 9am-12pm at Operation Gratitude’s Forward Operating Base in Chatsworth
Volunteers age 12 and older are welcome! They need volunteers like you to fulfill current requests, assembling and shipping care packages to Veterans, First Responders and New Recruit Graduates. The FOB will also be set up for other volunteer activities, including letter writing and stuffing hundreds of Battalion Buddies for the children of deployed Service Members. Throughout the month of October, they are collecting individual packages of body/shower wipes to refill their Wish List stock.
Free Admission Day at the Santa Monica History Museum
Thursday October 18th from 12-8pm
Admission to the museum will be free and includes all galleries and exhibits. Free admission includes both the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. With free admission, all are welcome to visit, bring family and friends, and enjoy a day of appreciating our local history and culture. For more information, contact (310) 395-2290 or info@santamonicahistory.org
Parents of Teens
October 18th, 24th and 25th
The Federation is hosting a workshop on understanding and talking to your teens about Vaping and Marijuana, facilitated by Linda Gingras, LMFT, CADC II, Director of Addiction and Prevention Services at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. www.JewishLA.org/Vaping
Flights of Fantasy Story Theater: Spooky Tales
Thursday, October 18th at 4pm
Join the rollicking Halloween extravaganza, “Spiders and Monsters and Ghosts, Oh My!” The dynamic team of Lorrie Oshatz and Theresa Amy will blend folk tales, fables and rhymes into a frothy brew with a pinch of spookiness, a dash of scariness and just the right amount of laughter. Join the fun and share the laughter! BOO! Funding provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA.
700+ Families Contributing To LA Kids Consignment Sale
October 18th-21st 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat., 9am-5pm Sunday at the Former Costco Warehouse in Canoga Park
Over 100,000 amazing new and gently-used items. 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.
Topical ‘Here’ Exhibition Examines Boundaries
Oct. 25th-Jan. 6th
Presented by Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s fall exhibition, Here, is a timely and kid-friendly group exhibition, examining shifting physical/geographical and conceptual/imagined boundaries (and boundlessness) in, and around, the metropolis of LA and how those barriers act to prevent people from interacting. Boundaries provide us the physical and conceptual framework to delineate the idea of “self” from “other,” and “here” from “there.” 16 artists investigate LA’s internal physical and conceptual boundaries as a way to unpack the complexities of the City.
Music/Voice Lesson Leads
Personalized Music, Vocal & Writing Lessons By Producer & Music Coach Lukas Costas
Lukas Costas has been playing music for the past 21 years. He is a music aficionado that plays piano, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, tenor sax, sing, write & produces. Costas performed in a nationally touring band that shared the stage with acts like: Fall Out Boy, MAGIC!, 3Oh!3, Sublime with Rome, The Flaming Lips, The Dirty Heads, The Wailers & more. He believes in teaching music in a way that focuses on providing students the necessary tools to succeed in learning music independently.
Having Fun Piano Lessons Yet?
Australian-developed Simply Music method has you playing immediately! Simply Music for ages 7-107 has students playing a repertoire of 30-50 classical, blues, jazz, pop, and accompaniment pieces as well as composing, improvising, and arranging in their first year. The playing-based foundation sets the stage for a powerful, self-generative musical self-expression and includes a transformational and far-reaching reading experience. The focus is on using music as a platform to cause breakthroughs in creativity, and contribute to a world where everyone plays.
Piano and Voice Lessons in Your Home
Now that school has started it’s a great time to begin your child’s music lessons! Learning to play the piano or sing is a fun, creative way to build confidence while developing musical skills. Lori Lee Patton has been teaching for 14 years and tailors lessons to her students’ interests. She teaches children age 5 and up for piano and from age 7 for voice. She will travel to your home if located in the San Fernando Valley. Call (818) 294-9257 for scheduling.
Fun Guitar Lessons For All Ages/Abilities With A Pro-British Session Guitarist
An experienced British session/touring guitarist based in LA is offering guitar lessons for all ages and abilities! Whatever your level of ability, whether you are a beginner or would just like some refresher lessons, he can help you with the styles and artists you’re interested in! Call/text 323 698 2715.
The Vocal Station in West Hills! All Ages / All Styles! Expand Range, Power and Confidence!
Seasoned Voice Coach for 23 years. Learn how to sing correctly & develop as a performer & an artist. Prepare for auditions. Create professional demo. Learn songwriting skills from format to fruition. Call Tammy at 818-822-7228 & visit http://www.thevocalstation.com to see all of the services we have to offer. Inquire now for Special Fall Pricing & Discount Packages. “Master Your Craft” as a Singer & Performer with Techniques that bring out the best in you & will last a lifetime.
Cookie Decorating Class Led By A Professional Pastry Chef
Thurs., October 22nd
Ages 4-6yrs: 4pm-5pm
Ages 7 and up : 5pm-6pm
Join the fun and educational 1 hour Halloween Cookie Decorating Class at Cake Bash Studio Bakery. Learn easy and achievable techniques with your kids to create some of the most popular characters of this spooktacular season on cookies. Class includes all utensils, materials and hands on guidance from a certified pastry chef/decorator. All students will leave class with their finished treats to enjoy at home. $15 web ticket / $20 at door.
“Anthony Bourdain and Grandpa”
Portrait and Family Mini-Sessions
Family and portrait photographer looking to build her portfolio. Fall mini-sessions are perfect for holiday cards! 20-30 minutes of shoot time. Includes 25 edited, high-resolution images in an online gallery and digital download. Special rate $75.
LUZ Art Fashion Night on Melrose Ave
Thursday, Oct, 18th from 6-9pm
Meet & Greet other fabulous people in the Fashion community.
– Fashion Stylist, Costumers, Designers, Photographers, Bloggers, Models & those alike.
– It will be all about community coupled with the love of fashion and art.
– Complete with a DJ, drinks, and a red carpet.
Open House – Special Needs STEM School
Thursday, October 25th
Come for an inside look at STEM³ Academy! During this free open house, you’ll enjoy a light dinner, hear about the changing face of STEM from Director of STEM Education Dr. Ellis Crasnow, and take a tour of this first of its kind school. The Help Group’s STEM³ Academy (stem3academy.org) provides a robust Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based curriculum to students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other social and learning differences.
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