April 19 2019

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!
Today in History
The Revolutionary War begins. (1775)
The Branch Davidian compound goes up in flames in Waco, Texas. (1993)
Bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. (1995)
Good Friday
National Garlic Day
Passover begins at sundown
Ever Wondered About That TOP SPOT On Jen’s List?
It’s almost May – and we are celebrating! Jen’s List Sponsorship Celebration Special – Book 2 Top Spots on Jen’s List, and you’ll get a 3rd Top Spot, plus another two Silver spots, for FREE. A GREAT way to reach over 20,000 families in Southern California. Thank You to EVERYONE who has contributed to the newsletter for the past 12 years. Please visit http://jenslist.com/sponsorship-specials/ for more information. Expires June 30th.
Prenatal Pre-Mother’s Day Pampering Event
Friday, May 10th from 10am-12pm
Annalisa Barrett of Sparkle Pop Mama and Ginny Friedman of Beauty Counter are coming together to offer prenatal yoga and product sampling from Beauty Counter’s safe and effective line of skin-care products at the home of Aunt Bessi’s in West LA. Light bites and take-home goodies included! $30 per person.
How to Keep Your Kids Comfortable During Allergy Season With Dr. Tanya Altmann
Flair Cares Prom Dress Collection through April 30th
Flair Cleaners is hosting the Flair Cares Prom Dress Collection to benefit Becca’s Closet, a nonprofit providing formal attire for local high school youth who cannot afford new dresses. For more information, visit https://flaircleaners.com/flair-cares-prom-dress-collection.
Kick Off Your Weekend Doing Capoeira
Saturdays at 4:30pm
Capoeira is a fun and exciting fusion of fitness, dancing, martial arts and music. Led by Instrutor Coxinha who has been training capoeira for over a decade, students will enjoy the Brazilian art and culture of capoeira while learning how to flow effortlessly and creatively through ground and aerial movement. This class is for all levels but primarily catered to basics for beginners! Email Edona417@gmail.com or call 818 300-7437 for more info.
4633 Van Nuys Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
Michaelyn Straub Photography Spring Mini-Sitting Dates
Professional Family Photographs Make Wonderful Gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!Join Michaelyn on Sunday, April 28th at Woodbridge Park in Studio City, 9am-2pm or on Sunday, May 5th at Los Encinos State Park, 10am-3pm. Sittings are about 20 minutes, and the sitting fee is $50 per family. Contact Michaelyn at mstraubimages@gmail.com or at (818) 766-9254.
Creative And Fine Arts Classes For Children, Teens & Adults
Miss Melodee Studios, in Tarzana, strives to nurture artistic and personal growth in a non-competitive, fun, and positive environment. Classes are designed to develop coordination, rhythm, posture, critical thinking, creative movement, and self-expression. For ages 18mos – 15yrs. They also offer birthday parties, corporate events, private groups & more.
Boy Group’s Unmasking Feeling Series
Sunday’s from 4:15-5:15pm
We all have a secret identity. Using the metaphor of the mask, they’ll look at the ways we disguise our emotions in order to live up to the expectations of friends, family, teachers & mentors. They will explore the masks we wear in different situations & discover ways to unmask true emotions. They will talk about how the path to “being ourselves” can be different for each individual and explore ways of being honest with ourselves & the world while still maintaining compassion/empathy.
“Let’s Talk Divorce” – An Ongoing Support Group For Anyone Contemplating, In Process Of or Divorced
Tuesdays from 7-9pm
The end of a marriage or significant relationship often comes with feelings of immense loss & grief. The group topics open your mind to think about the past, present and future in new ways that will enable you to reach of place of acceptance. Each week, explore a new topic pertaining to divorce in the first hour and follow the second hour with open discussion from group members.
Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers
Sharsheret’s Thriving Again Circle – For Jewish Women Impacted By Breast &/or Ovarian Cancer
May 6th at 7:30pm in private home in Westwood
Topic: What’s cooking? Your diet and nutrition questions answered with Kate Cohen, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Sharsheret’s Thriving Again Circle is a monthly evening for Jewish women impacted by breast and ovarian cancer – during treatment and through the years of survivorship.
Contestants Needed for the Topanga Banjo*Fiddle Contest & Folk Festive
Sunday, May 19th from 9am-6pm
Contestants of all ages needed to compete at this years’ Topanga Banjo*Fiddle Festival. Categories include Singing, Dancing or if you or your child can play Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, or Ukulele, please consider signing up to compete. Great food, creative vendors, crafted music, and dance workshops, and live Americana & Bluegrass performances on the Main Stage.
Steven Becker – Chiropractor West Los Angeles
Dr. Steven Becker, at Beverly Drive & Pico Blvd. is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai and specializes in Chiropractic Neurology and Orthopedics. Dr. Becker treats patients with sciatica and piriformis syndrome, tailbone pain, neck pain, back pain, headaches, radiculopathy and car accident victims with whiplash. He frequently sees patients from various parts of Los Angeles including West LA, Beverly Hills, Century City and Culver City.
Meg School’s Open House for Creative Arts
Sat., April 27th at 11am
If you or anyone you know has a young storyteller,  join The MEG School for Creative Arts track outreach event! Based on a screenplay analysis and writing course Read It/Watch It/Write it, the staff will guide students through the process of understanding storytelling. They start by breaking well-known stories down to their most essential elements and imagining how to “pitch” them. Then the students take their own ideas, find their essence, and create a short “elevator pitch” and a “first meeting” pitch for their stories. Who knows? This may be the genesis of the next “Avengers” franchise*. *If it is, the MEG School gets a Producer credit.
AWESOME Organizer Lead
If you are looking for an a helpful, non-judgmental organizer that works VERY hard, reach out to Kim at 818-517-1700. She charges $25 an hour(which is about 1/2 of what others charge) and her help is PRICELESS. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Call her – she can do ANYTHING from organizing the kitchen, purging the garage or making sense of all the clothing that you have not gotten rid of for 15 years AND MORE!
End Head Lice With Heated Air, Not Toxic Pesticides Or Tedious Combing
Families often discover that their children have lice during or after Spring Break. Get screened at Lice Clinics of America to ensure no bugs hitch a ride to ruin your travels. If you need treatment, their certified clinicians will end an infestation in about an hour with their one-and-done, non-toxic, pesticide-free heated air treatment. They have convenient locations in West LA, Santa Clarita and Encino. Call 844-727-9792 or visit www.LiceClinicsLosAngeles.com.
Adat Chaverim, the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Passover Seder
Saturday, April 27th at 2pm at Emle’s Mediterranean Restaurant
Join them for an interesting and innovative Service and Dinner. Call 888-552-HJLA (4552) or email info@humanisticjudaismla.org for more details.
Stress? Pain? Have No Energy?
Taly Bar, Certified Massage Therapist, is able to sense the right healing method to benefit the individual client. Drawing from her techniques such as Craniosecral, Crystal and Energy Healing, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, and Relaxation and Breathing techniques. Through this, tension is released and energy centers unblocked. Taly has a strong intuitive approach connecting the body, mind and soul.
“Soaring on the Wings of a Tale”
Tues., April 30th from 4-4:45pm at the North Torrance Library
Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre invites everyone to join in their rollicking storytelling extravaganza, “Soaring on the Wings of a Tale.” The zany team of Lorrie Oshatz and Theresa Amy puts a fresh spin on folktales, fables and rhymes from around the world. Many of your favorite stories will spring to life using a variety of engaging props, costumes and masks. This unique interactive storytelling experience will be sure to captivate any audience, so bring the family! Join the fun and enjoy.