October 8 2019

Love to Kvetch? Enter Funniest Contest in CA
Kvetch for Good has launched to inspire the community and have fun for good. Has life got you down, have complaints about life, work, kids, significant other, the environment, etc. Email your Kvetch…the funniest complaint every week will win beauty. dining, and shopping, rewards. Submissions judged by moms who know best. Must be 18 years old to participate and live in California.
Today in History
American Touch Tag Day
Yom Kippur
“It’s Just a Dog Thing”
Does your dog need training? At It’s Just a Dog Thing, their experience, knowledge, patience, natural affinity with dogs & enthusiasm, can help your disobedient, mischievous, devious, defiant, rebellious & naughty dog, to an amazing, cooperative, obedient, family pet. Shawn and her teams attention to detail ensure that your dog will thrive, utilizing positive methods to address the negative behaviors. They also will take the time to make sure your entire household has interaction with the dog & is taught the common language used during the training. They board dogs too! I highly recommend!
The Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow’s 2nd Annual Gala
Saturday, October 12th, starting at 6:30 at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills
Join this a very special event benefiting the Heroes of Childhood Cancer. This night will be comprised of a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and the Paul McDonald Big Band with music from Sinatra to Motown! Great live and silent auction items will be offered to bid on! Proceeds help to support The Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow. Call Chris Deri 818-652-7978 with any questions.
Come Shop While Your Kids Watch a Free Movie at The Wesley Market
October 19th from 11am-4pm
All are welcome! Kids get a free movie and popcorn while you shop an amazing collection of over 35 vendors across clothing, jewelry, home goods, food, and beauty items! Enter to win incredible raffle prizes donated from all vendors. Also, Los Angeles’ top food trucks will be lining Tujunga Ave right in front of the event, with delicious, family-friendly favorites. Open to the public, and 20 percent of proceeds go to The Wesley School.
4832 Tujunga Ave. in North Hollywood
Special Event Icon  Valley International Preparatory High School Info Sessions for Prospective Families
Today, October 8th, October 22nd and November 5th at 6:30pm
The graduating classes have attended a diversity of institutions including top-tier colleges like Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Georgetown, UCLA, UC Berkeley, VIP offers a college preparatory experience in a small-school community with average class sizes of twenty and a talented, caring, and passionate staff. They have space for current high-schoolers!
A Live Concert for Individuals with Autism and Their Families
Sunday, October 13th at 1pm at The Help Group in Sherman Oaks
Music for Autism and The Help Group will present, “Disney Musical Afternoon,” a concert for individuals with autism and their families. Performers for this special one hour performance are Jennifer Kumiyama and Jeff Sumner, both have performed in Disney shows and at California Adventure. The concert is free but you must RSVP to 877-863-7473 x 1 or email jhirschberg@thehelpgroup.org.
Parent & Me at Adat Ariel ECC
Their program provides an opportunity for parents along with their infants and toddlers to enjoy time together in a warm and inclusive Jewish community. They have a wide variety of classes including Sensory World, Grandparent & Me, Beat Buds Music, Infant Cuddles and Shabbat Club. Visit https://aaeecc.org/programs/parent-me or call Julie at 818.766.6379 for more information and to sign up. They are a place to relax and engage, connect and embrace the parenting journey together.
Amazon Treasure Truck & L.O.L Surprise
Looking for the perfect after school event for your child? Amazon Treasure Truck is hosting a FREE after school L.O.L. Surprise! event at The Grove in LA, and you and your family are invited! Come glam up and transform into L.O.L Surprise Dolls and participate in fun photo-worthy moments to share with friends.
Special Event Icon   Do you have a child in Kindergarten?
Brenda’s Recruiting Service (Market Research) is currently looking for kids who previously paid to subscribe to ABCMouse but no longer do to come try out a new app on either Oct. 16th or 17th in Glendale. You will receive a $75 Visa, ABCMouse subscription for one year, 2 books and a surprise gift for your time. Contact Jenny at 818-225-8425.
Say BOO! to Head Lice at Lice Clinics of America
Sharing hats, costumes and hairbrushes can transfer head lice to your little trick-or-treater. Visit your nearest Lice Clinics of America in West LA, Encino or Santa Clarita to take advantage of spooktacular October discounts on non-toxic, pesticide-free preventive and treatment products…for a lice-free Halloween! Got lice? Call 844-727-9792 for the one hour-one treatment-and-done patented, FDA-cleared AirAllé heated air head lice treatment.
What Parents Need To Know About IEP’s And 504 Plans
October 19th from 4-5:30pm in Calabasas
A workshop for parents who are concerned about their children’s grades, behaviors, and learning needs. Topics covered by Dr. Rostamian: Individualized Education Programs (IEP), 504 plans ERICS evaluations, and IEE’s. Learn how to help your child get their needs met at school-Learn how to request for evaluations, services, interventions, and accommodations from the school district. Learn what to do if you don’t agree with the evaluation results offered by the school. $10 Fee for the workshop.
Stress Stinks
Amelia is feeling smothered by all her responsibilities. She has softball practice, tons of homework, icky chores and, to top it off, she wasn’t even invited to Samantha’s Friday night birthday bash blowout. All her stress and negative thoughts produce a noticeable stench around her head…Amelia has stinking thinking! And it might be contagious because her friends have it too. Will Amelia’s mom come through with a surefire cure for those rotten thoughts, or will Amelia be stuck with the stink?
Home & Office Organizing Simplified
Is clutter & paper taking over your office? Do you desire a filing system that’s easy to use & maintain? Is your home in need of decluttering, organizing, & some TLC? In Harmony Personal Organizing is about me helping you transform your office to create space for your creativity, inspiration, and productivity as well as simplifying areas of your living space for your peace of mind. $200/4hr minimum rate. Call 818-935-3499 or email tarachristopher325@gmail.com.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Dec. 3rd-Jan. 5th at the Ahmenson
Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set & costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting) will create an exciting reimagining of the classic New Adventures production. Thrilling, audacious, witty, and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down, and took the dance world by storm.
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!
DNA & Traits: From Codes to Creatures
Ever wonder what makes you, you? Explore the exciting world of DNA, traits, and genetics with this fun new biology kit. It’s jammed-packed with high-quality lab equipment and a detailed 32-page lab notebook that outlines dozens of exciting DNA experiments and activities! Isolate DNA strands from fruit and your own cheek cells! Survey friends and family to learn about quirky traits. Use “DNA codes” to create cute monsters with silly features! Budding scientists will have a blast learning all about what makes them unique. Designed for ages 8-12.
Westlake High School Jazz and Food Truck Festival
Sunday, October 13th from 11am-4pm Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun! Food trucks, live jazz music, silent auction, vendors, kids’ carnival with bounce houses, teen carnival, and more!
Sherman Oaks Accounting & Bookkeeping
Anna Mazisyuk founded One Source Services to simplify finances with trustworthy high-quality accounting. This QuickBooks Pro Advisor has more than 20 yrs experience & keeps finances straightforward & easy to understand. “Accounting is a window into business health. It shouldn’t be a place of confusion & frustration. Time spent on accounting should be limited to analyzing complete and understandable data.” Email info@sourceoss.com or call 818.501.3336 for a consultation. Simplify Your Finances!
Problems With Apple Email, ICloud, Photos, Printers, Wireless… Or Maybe You Just Want To Learn More?
Check out the top reviews at Google ,Yelp and Angie’s List where they were just given a Super Service Award. Jen’s List members get a free Malware checkup! Call John at 310-621-5679.
Travel to South Africa for Safari, Wine and Fun
Departing February 2020
This is the ultimate 10-day, 9 night package for a discerning and like-minded group of 20 who like to have fun and adventure but don’t like to compromise on quality, luxury and comfort. This is an almost all-inclusive package which includes all accommodations, most meals and wine, multiple full safari drives, helicopter ride over Cape Town, elephant sanctuary, community upliftment project, luxury yacht cruise, wine tastings, swim with the penguins, gourmet picnic with live music and much more!
Are You Worried About The Health Impacts Of The Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility?
Attend the Aliso Canyon Public Health Town Hall with Dr. Jeffery Nordella on Saturday, October 12th from 2-5pm at The Freedom Center, 9200 Owensmouth Avenue, Chatsworth. Local physician Dr. Nordella will release his findings on community blood samples and toxin exposure for Aliso Canyon area residents. Dr. Nordella will also expose the regulators cover up of the issues. Lean what living near this facility of over 114 wells means for your short term AND long term health and what you can do about it. Email ANagy@FWWatch.org for more info.
Talent Management Company Seeking New Youth Talent
Double 19 Productions, a full-service talent management company in LA, is currently seeking local talent to fill open spaces in their client roster. Representing youth and young adults (ages 5-18) for film, TV, commercials, voiceovers and theatre. Will guide families through the process of getting headshots, work permits, finding acting classes, meeting agents and they also provide free coaching for auditions. Contact double19productions@gmail.com or visit www.double19productions.com.
Life Is Short-Be A Better You
Allison Cohen is a licensed psychotherapist with over 15 yrs. experience helping clients remove roadblocks and reach personal goals. Allison has been featured on Today, NPR & Has Been Quoted In Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Huffington Post, WebMD & more. Specializing in: Couples/Relationships, Self-Esteem/Growth, Family Conflict, Anxiety/Stress, Communication Skills, Life Transitions, Depression, Building Physical & Emotional Intimacy, Kink Aware, Alternative Sexuality & Intuitive Eating.
A Faery Hunt Show and Fairy Halloween Party
Saturday October 19th from 10:30am-1pm at Griffith Park
Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt Best Children’s Theater in Los Angeles! Join in and discover the fun! A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity & fun. Following the show enjoy A Fairy Fun Halloween Party; the Fairies’ gentler Halloween alternative, with storytelling, fairy face painting, one-on-one time with the fairies, dancing, games, fairy unicorn readings, food, frolic & fun! Call 818-324-6802 for more info.
House for Sale – Not on MLS
Updated 3 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom with close to 1800 sq. feet & Grassy Backyard in Tarzana listed at $715,000. Email nicolehomes@gmail.com.