October 10 2019

“Private Chef at your Door”
Chef Lance Toro is an award winning and prestigious private Chef and has worked for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. He is looking to branch out and is now offering catering services, private and group cooking lessons as well as dinner & cooking party hosting. Great for “Parent’s Night Out” nights!
Today in History
International Newspaper Carrier Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
Signshine’s Parenting Support Group
Led by Etel Leit MS-Communication Expert and Pediatric Educational Consultant with experience of 20 years. Author & Speaker. Join this exciting and meaningful learning experience. Meet other moms and dads, share experiences, ask questions and get the best parenting tools. They will discuss your child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. Emphasis on healthy communication, learn how to utilize music, singing, movement, reading, baby sign language and other fun and engaging activities to uniquely bond with your child. $20 OFF for Jen’s List’s members. Use code JEN19.  
Card Magic and Munchies for Ages 9+
This coming Sunday, October 13th from 10:30am-Noon at The Magic Apple in Studio City
Everyone will get a deck of cards, some extra goodies and have a great time! Each student will leave the class knowing a few all new card magic tricks! Kids will learn some shuffles, some cuts and fun routines. Magic helps build social skills, helps to overcome stage fright and is a great (and one of the oldest) art forms! $25 per child ($20 add’l for siblings and parents) – includes materials and snacks. Call 818-508-9921 for more info.
“Jitney” at the Taper
Non. 2nd– Dec. 29th
in the early 1970s, this richly textured play follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city of Pittsburgh threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed, and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Lackawanna Blues), one of Wilson’s finest interpreters, this acclaimed production of Jitney received six Tony nominations, winning Best Revival of a Play, and winning the 2017 Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play.
Custom Furniture and Upholstery
Solo Home Décor custom builds furniture & reupholsters. They have over 20 yrs of experience. World class quality and affordable pricing has eared rave reviews on Yelp. They carry a huge selections of fabrics and leathers. Free in-home consultation or you are always welcome to go to the Office/Showroom to review their projects. No job is too small or too big! Call 818-456-4138 for more info.
20300 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 125, in Woodland Hills
Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant Lead
If you have a baby, toddler or preschool aged child that does not sleep well, Tracie of Rest Well Baby can help! As a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Tracie uses supportive sleep solutions (not cry-it-out) and she will work with you to create a customized, step-by-step plan and schedule that fits your family’s needs and sleep goals. Contact Tracie at restwellbaby@gmail.com to schedule a free 15 minute introductory call to learn how she can help your family get the gift of sleep!
Parenting Tools to Raise Responsible & Empathic, Healthy Children
Monday, October 14th at 6:30pm for 8 weeks
Have you wished that your child came with a user’s manual? Come to this class and you will learn tools and skills to develop a healthy, connected, loving relationship with boundaries to raise responsible and kind, empathic young people. This 8 week course of P.E.T. is that manual you’ve been looking for. The class is interactive, fun and educational, learning ways to communicate, problem solve and learn the win-win approach.
Psychic Medium – Sharon Gothard Weisman
Renowned psychic medium and long time Jen’s List member Sharon Gothard Weisman wants everyone to take some time for themselves. She is offering her 6 person/2 hour Intimate Group Event for 10% off! Don’t miss this opportunity to witness Sharon’s extraordinary gifts for yourself while sharing the experience with friends and family! Special Rate is available through January 5, 2020. Visit www.sharongothardweisman.com or email Info@sharongothardweisman.com for more info. Please reference “Jens List.”
The Depression Workbook for Teens
Tools to improve your mood, build self-esteem, and stay motivated. Drawing on the most effective and up-to-date techniques – including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness – this depression workbook is filled with helpful exercises designed specifically for teens that will help you conquer depression. Develop the skills you need to manage your emotional wellbeing and bring happiness back into your life.
Geek Girls Society now with meetings in Burbank
Serving girls, ages 8-18, Geek Girls Society offers a wide array of activities during bi-monthly meetings such as tabletop gaming, crafts, exploring the pop culture universe and participating in group projects focused on girl empowerment. Membership is $30 monthly. There are two groups currently meeting in Burbank based on age. Group 4 for ages 8-12 and Group 5 for ages 12-18. 1st meeting is free.
Wonderful Organizer Lead
If you are looking for an a helpful, non-judgmental organizer that works VERY hard, reach out to Kim at 916-752-4522. She is very reasonably priced 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!
Parenting And Teen Consultant
Lisa Tiano helps hundreds of parents who need resources for meeting the needs of their children, socially and academically. Her clients are families and teens, where she facilitates workshops and private groups. If you’re a parent who struggles to help your children overcome existing challenges they face – academically, socially and emotionally, you can learn more about Lisa at www.realteentalk.com. Also, many parents spend in excess of $2000 for private academic testing. Before you seek outside testing professionals, contact Lisa for academic testing information to detect learning issues. She’s saved families a lot of time and money during a very emotional and vulnerable time in their life. Contact Lisa Tiano, M.A. at (818) 850-5313.
East Coast Sleepaway Camps for West Coast Kids
For those considering Sleepaway Camp on the East Coast for summer 2020, now is the time to choose a camp. Let Tracey Martin help you find the best fit camp for your child, Free of Charge. She has personally toured dozens of camps in the Northeast and knows the programs and directors well. Email Tracey@EastCoastSummerCamps.com or call (310) 663-1974 for more info.
Early Planning for Successful College Admissions
Tues., Oct. 15th at 7pm
Join this information-packed evening where the seasoned Synergy college counseling team will discuss the latest trends and insights into the college admissions process, test prep/tutoring, and financial aid. Learn useful tips that will help you to stay on top of the college admissions process! Also, learn more about financial aid, the importance of filing the FAFSA and CSS Profile early on, and how to save money with financial aid and/or merit-based options! Dessert and coffee will be served! All participating students who attend will receive a $100 credit toward Synergy Academics services. RSVP at info@synergyacademics.com.
New Children’s Book Celebrates Differences
Livi and Grace are sisters who couldn’t be more different. As they go through their days being their unique selves, they share the message that differences are to be celebrated and enjoyed, and that everyone is already perfect and lovable. Join their party–and enjoy yourself–whoever and however you are!
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.
Mompreneurs Meeting
Wednesday, October 16th at 10am
Come and chat over coffee and treats with other local business owners. Network with other business owners and promote your business. Gain new business contacts! All are welcome! Don’t have a babysitter? Don’t worry! They will have games and arts & crafts for kids. Admission is free. RSVP at www.playdateconnection.com(under upcoming events).
Giggle Gaggle Child Improv Class
2 Classes – Ages 4-12 and 12-19
Play some fun improv games! Learn awesome acting skills, make great friends, and hang out with the super cool teachers! There’s always fun and games, and they have great snacks too! Joy Theatre is the proud recipient of the Most Inspiring Teachers Award from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Creative Coalition. The comedy has been featured on CNN and NBC and they are proud to demonstrate.
Do You Have A Closet Full Of Clothes And Still Nothing To Wear?
Time to take care of yourself! It’s been a month, the kids are back in school, time for some self-care! Amy is the perfect person to help you, whether it’s a full closet audit, or helping you find your personal style. Amy has had 15 years’ experience dressing people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Her reasonable rates and sunny disposition are just two of reasons that make her so good at what she does. She will help you out of your clothing rut and into feeling better about your style again. Her reviews speak for themselves!
Give Your Patio Personality
Let Lush Patios create your new PatiOasis with unique Container Art! Transform and enhance your Patio, Porch, Deck or Entry with LUSH displays of carefully selected colorful plants in containers, to beautify your surroundings. Lush delivers containers and plants them with carefully selected plants to update and beautify your Patio. Each container’s placed to achieve the best visual impact and design. Plants are watered and instructions are provided for future enjoyment. Lush upgrades to enhance existing space or start from scratch. Rentals and Staging available. Email Hello@LushPatios.com for more info.
30 Pumpkin Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall
Pumpkin isn’t just for lattes-at this time of year, incorporate the humble veggie (or is it a fruit?) into as many different dishes as you can, from cheesy pasta dishes to indulgent desserts.
Flair Cares About Curing Cancer Fundraiser
Now – October 31st
Flair Cleaners is working to build awareness and raise funds to help cure breast, colon, prostate, and pediatric cancers throughout October. Community members can donate all month at all four Flair Cleaners in Santa Monica, Studio City, Redondo Beach and Valencia. 100% of donations will go directly to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer and CURE Childhood Cancer. Flair will match up to $5,000. Together, you can make a difference.
Los Angeles Comic Con
October 11th-13th
Join 800+ diverse artists and vendors, selling comics, collectibles, art, toys, apparel, and everything in-between. You’ll also get up close and personal with some of the biggest and best names in the entertainment industry with hand-picked selection of panels, events, and meet n’ greet opportunities. A confluence of comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror, pop culture, and that one obscure thing that you thought everyone had forgotten about; it’s all here and that’s what makes this community worth celebrating. www.comicconla.com
A Faery Hunt Most Magical Quest
Saturday, November 10th from 10:30-11:30am
A Faery Hunt is back at the Sunset Theatre Company for more fun! On this magical interactive adventure, meet faeries and funny creatures, maybe even Faery Royalty! As children, we believed in magic, we knew there was something enchanted, kind & beautiful just around the next corner. When you remember this you too may glimpse Faeryland. A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances for young audiences that inspire creativity and fun! Groups and birthday parties are welcome. Call 818-324-6802.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep, Holiday Workshops & Israel Tours
JSN brings you 23 years of excellence! Small classes. No membership. Perfect for interfaith families. Hebrew, Prayers, Bible and full Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep. Extracurricular activities & events such as Shabbat, Hanukkah, Holidays workshops, baking & cooking. Only 1hr weekly for grades 1-7. Form your own group! Customized private tours to Israel. Mention Jen’s List and receive a free lesson + 15% off tuition! Peanuts free. Call 818-6251621 or email jsnbynomie@me.com.