November 16 2018

Christmas Light Installation 10% Off
Early-Bird Special
Jealous of how nicely decorated your neighbor’s house is during the holidays? Here is your chance to get professionally decorated lights installed on your house. Don’t let your husband take out that rickety ladder and get on the roof. Keep your loved one’s feet firmly planted on the ground while we go to work! Our all-inclusive package means we design, install, maintain, remove and store the holiday lights. 10% off installations if booked before Thanksgiving.
Today in History
Button Day
Have a Party With Your Bear Day
International Tolerance Day
National Fast Food Day
Due to being evacuated because of the Woolsey Fire, I was unable to access my office until yesterday. We are home, safe and are beyond grateful to the 1st responders that saved so many lives and homes. Heartbroken for those that lost their lives and homes due to this horrific event. Our thoughts are also with the families devastated by the Borderline tragedy.
Here are several organizations have boots on the ground and special programs supporting relief efforts. Here’s how you can make a difference for those who need it most:
Donate, Volunteer With The Red Cross
Those who wish to make cash donations to support Red Cross relief efforts can do so at or over the phone by calling 1-800-RED-CROSSYou can also text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The Red Cross accepts applications for volunteers on its website. Volunteer work ranges from phone calls, data entry and client registration, to shelter support and supply replenishment.
Las Virgenes Fire Relief Fund
The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools would like to help the families in our LVUSD district who have lost their homes.
The Humane Society of Ventura County
They are accepting animals that are evacuated from the fires and are looking for donations. Those looking to help can also buy items through the organization’s Amazon Wish List:
Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation
Donations to the organization will help get equipment and supplies, training and outreach, and fund youth programs.
Officials Caution Public To Beware Of Charity Scams
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 & highly recommend, if the need arises.
18555 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, 91364
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3rd Annual Peace And Kindness Walk
Sat., Dec.1st at 10am-12pm starting at 6433 Platt Ave. in West Hills
It has been almost two years since Jordan Peisner was viciously attacked at Platt Village. Out of this came the annual rally/walk for Peace and Kindness. Each year, the amazing kids from ECR’s Cool 2 Be Kind Club have been instrumental in making this event happen. This will be a celebration of the things we have done since the incident and to rally together as a community to spread the message of anti-bullying, peace, love, and kindness. The Organization for Social Media Safety (formerly Jordanstrong Foundation), The Optimist Club, and Cool 2 Be Kind will be the event sponsors this year.
RockGodz Hall of Fame
This Sunday, November 18th at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills
All inductees are chosen by former inductee alumni, their peers, which continue to make the organization highly respected by the music community. This year’s show will open the evening with live music, and will include performances and special appearances from former inductees and even some surprise performances! Among those performing and being honored are musicians, producers, and composers from bands such as Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Springsteen, Extreme, Rolling Stones, Megadeth, and many more. RockGodz Hall of Fame created an organization that focuses a bright shining light on the unsung heroes of rock and roll.
Arts & Crafts Day with Essential Oils at ScootieGootz
Tuesday, November 20th from 9am-12pm
Get $2 off Open Play by bringing canned food for Children’s Hunger Fund and and/or the American Red Cross to help Woosley fire victims. For ages 4 and Up: Make your own lava bead essential oil diffuser bracelet! Lava beads are able to absorb essential oils so that you can wear different therapeutic scents and enjoy them throughout the day. For Ages 4 and Under: Come enjoy a FUN art activity of designing your own puppet. Kids will also be able to infuse safe essential oils onto their puppets.
Infant & Toddler Full Day Program
The Nest at the Rose Engel Early Childhood Center at Adat Ari El is a 5 day a week, 7:30am-6pm, group child care program starting for infants as young as 6 weeks-24 months. Inspired by the R.I.E. & Reggio Emilia approaches, this unique program created for working families combines best practices in infant/toddler care and early education within the supportiveness of a Jewish community. For more information, contact or call 818.766.6379.
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Awesome Facialist Lead
Bonnie Burgess’ vision, the owner and skin care therapist of Cella Skin Care, is to marry the effective result-oriented approach of a skin care clinic with the healing, restorative, holistic feel of a luxury day spa in perfect balance. Her goal is to have each client leave feeling restored in body, mind, and spirit. Each client has very individual goals for the treatment of their skin and it is her commitment to meet these needs & exceed their expectations. She offers many different facials including Lactic Acid Peel & Diamond Peel Microdermabrasion. I HIGHLY recommend!
23548 Calabasas Rd. Suite 205 in Calabasas, 91302
Garlands of Gratitude at the Zimmer Children’s Museum
November 18th from 2-4pm
There is so much to be grateful for during this time of the year. Share what you are grateful for as we create garlands of gratitude to hang in our homes. And return for Open Art during that week where we will be making gratitude leaves to an ever growing Tree of Thankfulness!
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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.
Private Music Lessons
Get professional in-home piano, guitar and voice lessons with Mike Simon’s Music Teachers Network. MTN offers professional in-home music lessons from top private instructors in the Los Angeles Area! We take the leg-work out of finding dependable and talented music teachers that you can trust! Specializing in home music lessons since 1997, MTN has the experience that it takes to provide parents with the best choices for finding a quality teacher for their family.
My New Favorite Find – Strap-Its – Now 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 – 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 for more info! Guaranteed to be a best seller! Watch this: – it explains all about them and why they are so great! Use code JENSLIST for 15% discount on your purchase!
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Football Freddie and Fumble
It is #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
A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure
Tomorrow, Sat., Nov. 17th from 10:30-11:30am at Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino
A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances for young audiences inspiring imagination & fun. Join the Faeries on this magical adventure! We’ll meet faeries & funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty! Many children come in costume.
Groups and birthday parties are welcome! Call 818-324-6802 or email
Every Lunch Matters Provides Food Vouchers To Hungry Students In LBUSD
My stepsister, Mary Sramek, founded Every Lunch Matters when she realized students were going hungry in LBUSD. The policy of the district is to restrict students who do not have money or credit to a milk & a piece of fruit. She was determined to make it easy to help hungry kids at school. Your donation can be made to your school of choice. If your choice has received enough donations to satisfy the needs of the hungry students at that particular site for a month, your donation will be redirected to the “most needy” category. 100% of your tax deductible donations go towards food vouchers for hungry students. Partnership opportunities available. Email
Talking to Your Kids About Violent Events- Online Parenting Class
Sunday, November 18th
With yet another shooting so nearby, this is the time to know how to talk with your kids about the violent events all around us without instilling fear, and to manage the stress that it causes in parenting. Join Coach Matthew Jonas in an online, interactive parenting session for only $45.