October 17 2019

Turn Your Drawing Into A Real Soft Toy
IKEA invites all children ages 12 and under to draw their own soft toy. Children from all over the world are taking part in this competition and 6 lucky winners will see their drawings transform into real soft toys sold in IKEA stores during autumn 2020. IKEA globally will be donating the entire sale of the SAGOSKATT collection, the soft toys made from last year’s winners, to contribute to the IKEA Let’s play! campaign supporting children’s rights to play.
Today in History
National Pasta Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day
“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!
Taste of Memoir – Writing Workshop
Saturday, November 9th from 10a -4pm in Sherman Oaks Hills
Do you have a story inside of you that wants to be told? Are you wondering how or where to begin? This one-day workshop is designed to guide you in exploring and writing about your true, life-based experiences. In a supportive, dynamic space, you will discover the art of memoir and come away with practical tools and inspiration that will fuel your continued exploration at home. Instructor Karin Gutman, MFA, is a memoir and story coach who has been guiding writers for over 15 years. Email Karin at karin@spiritofstory.com.
DKM Interior Design
Timeless design with endless possibilities. Let DKM Design studio bring your vision to reality! Full interior design services! Initial free consultation. Services include kitchen design, drafting, space planning, furniture layouts and full project management from start to finish. 14 years of design experience working with all styles from modern to traditional. See portfolio of work on HOUZZ. Call 323-638-4751 or email debbie@dkmdesignstudio.com for more info.
Special Icon   Communication Mommy & Me Class with SignShine
Starts on Thursday, Oct. 24th at 11am
Join SignShine’s parenting support group for an exciting and meaningful learning experience. Led by Etel Leit MS- Communication Expert and Pediatric Educational Consultant with experience of 20 years. Author & Speaker. Meet other moms and dads, share experiences, ask questions and get the best parenting tools. You will discuss your child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.
Wonderful Martial Arts Lessons or Kickboxing Classes for the Entire Family
We’ve been going to http://teamkaratecenter.com for 12+ yrs & I HIGHLY recommend it! Martial Arts Teacher Fariborz Azhakh has been teaching in WH for 30+ yrs & has an amazing location in Woodland Hills. He teaches & practices smart fitness, family unity, and the practice of “self-defense” that includes healthy eating, bully prevention education, anger management, & lessons in developing compassion and respect for self and others. Call 818-704-0606 for more info.
Don’t Live Another Disorganized Day
Clear the clutter and clear the mind! As an organizer, Ronit can help get your home or home office organized so you can enjoy MORE free time. Whether you are seeking to de-clutter your home, organize a room, downsizing, clearing out an estate, or preparing for a move (pack/unpacking). Seize the Space so you can seize your day! Free 1/2 hour consult / min. 3 hours. Special rate for Jen’s List. Call Ronit Krancberg at 818-390-2235.
Beloved Los Angeles Student Film Project
Students at LMU are currently in pre-production for a feature documentary featuring four high school students in the Los Angeles area. In the film, four selected students from different areas are asked to speak about their own experiences and their thoughts on segregation and gentrification in L.A. The selected students will have the opportunity to create their own short film using industry-grade equipment and editing software. Applications are currently open to students from grades 8-11!
Laser Hair Removal
Locations in Northridge, Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles. They use GentleLASE™ equipment for safe and long-lasting Hair Removal results.
Spray Tan at Glow-N-Go
Louise is a spray tan expert (even a spray tan teacher). Whether you’re looking for a light sun-kissed GLOW, or a deep tropical tan, together she will meet your tanning needs.100% ALL natural customized solution produces a quick-drying, odorless, streak free, long-lasting, flawless GLOW! You won’t believe how healthy you look, and imperfections such as cellulite, veins, stretch marks will disappear. Teeth & eyes appear whiter! Call 818.281.2569.
Essential Life Skills Class
Wednesday, November 6th & 13th from 5:30-7:30pm
Want to give your tween/teen a gift they truly need, will never outgrow, will use every day and would last a lifetime? Give them the gift of Financial Literacy! The FUNdamentals of Finance for Tweens & Teens teaches Middle & High Schoolers-How Money Works-an essential life skill that children have never been taught in school-but will need and use every day of their lives! Taught by a licensed & certified financial educator/financial advisor in Woodland Hills. Call 818-835-2058 for more info.
21st Century Education In Los Angeles
Imagine a middle school where smart kids can achieve and love learning at the same time. Imagine a place where thinking differently is a true gift and not a burden. Imagine classrooms where warmth, support, and rigor go hand in hand. Imagine a school culture where kids from different worlds thrive together, united by their passion for learning. Email stacey@areteprep.org for more info or to schedule a tour.
Dia De Los Muertos Party
Sunday, October 27th from 12-7pm at the Cayton Children’s Museum
The party will celebrate the Mexican holiday and have live music from Conjunto Tenocelomeh, work from artist Daniel Gonzalez, and a special meet and greet with the PJ Masks. The event is open to the public and costumes and characters are welcome and encouraged.
Scootie Gootz’s Halloween Party with Miguel from Coco
Sunday, October 27th from 2-4pm
$25 Per Child Includes:
-Meet and Greet Miguel inspired from the movie, Coco!
-Pizza, Drinks and Dessert
-Open Play in the Scootie Gootz Indoor Playground
-Face Painting
-Balloon Animals
-Halloween Games
Adults are Free. RSVP by Thursday, October 24th to get a free Halloween Goodie Bag at www.playdateconnection.com (under upcoming events). Space is limited to 30 kids! Socks are required.
Do You Or Your Teen Need Someone To Talk To?
It’s hard being a teen, and even harder being a parent. If you or your child is struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, or marriage issues, you don’t need to face this alone. Saturday hours are available.
K-6 Tutor
Michelle has a multiple subject teaching credential and is available to tutor grades K-6. She can help your child with study skills, test prep, homework help, reading comprehension, writing and math. She lives in Calabasas and works out of her home. For more info, email mnemes@me.com.
Sales This Weekend
Multi-Family/Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, October 19th from 9am-12noon
Children and baby items/furniture/kitchen items, brand new movie and TV memorabilia. There will be workout weight equipment which purchaser will need to provide their own form of transportation/delivery.
6941 Orion Ave. in Lake Balboa
Huge Yard Sale
Saturday, October 19th from 8am-12pm
High End Items! Including: Beautiful assembled Barbie Dream House, Thomas the Tank Engine Trains & wood tracks, lots of Legos & construction vehicles & books. Excellent condition kids winter coats/jackets/dresses/boots, sports gear: perfect condition kids Adidas & Nike tennis shoes & basketball shoes, dance shoes: ballet & tap, jogging & umbrella strollers & adult clothes too.
4223 Lemp Ave. in Studio City, 91604
Great Brow Stylist
Ronnie Retin has 17 years of experience & has been deemed a true artist by her clients. She believes in a full, natural looking brow, that frames your face and bone structure. You will NOT experience “one size fits all” brows. She gives each person the best shape for “their” face. Ronnie specializes in “brow rehab” and takes the time to teach each client how to reach their best brow potential. Ronnie is available Tues-Sat., from 9am-5pm. You will LOVE her and your brows! Easy online booking at https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/TBB4ZJ.  
Inside of Blue Waters Salon- 21312 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills, 91364
Ask Dr. Woodchuck
A website for kids and parents that uses humor to give tips and answer basic questions about common mental health issues that kids face, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors, while helping lessen the stigma associated with discussing these mental health issues.
Looking for a Male Nanny?
If you’re looking for a male nanny, check no further. Mannies of L.A. has the best male nannies around. They have educated, experience, nurturing, and responsible male nannies that will help promote the social, cognitive, and mental wellbeing of your child(ren). Call 310-773-8895.
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Reiki and Massage Sessions
If you or someone you love is in need of emotional healing, contact practiceyourhealing@gmail.com. A combination of Reiki and massage are used to heal from within. Mentions Jen’s List for a discount!
Concierge Mitzvah Experience – Hebrew Tutoring, Mitzvah Training and Officiating
It’s the season to start planning your private mitzvah. Maybe you need a Hebrew Tutor, Torah Trainer or Mitzvah Officiant. Hebrew In The Home ” I bring the Jew to you”. Email Cindy Roth at CDRXLA@Yahoo.com for photos, reference, details on how you can plan your own Mitzvah. At your home, abroad, at In Israel, and beyond. I work with special needs, and am open to all family circumstances and can also help plan your event.
Room To Rent
Room and bathroom to rent in upscale Sherman Oaks neighborhood. Kitchen facilities available. Prefer college student. $1000/month includes utilities. Call 310-488-5074.