January 8 2020

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Today in History
Old Rock Day
Astronomer Galileo Galilei discovers four of Jupiter’s moons. (1610)
National Bath Safety Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Hobby Month
Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Soup Month
National Cervical Cancer Awareness
Coats for Casa Pacifica Drive Snow Day
This Saturday, January 11th from 10 am – 2 pm
30 tons of snow for sledding and play. Free coffee and smoothies. Free kids crafts. Please bring your gently used coats, jackets and sweatshirts.
Free Daily Meal Delivery + Workouts
Looking for Men/Women, Ages 25’ish-45’ish who want to lose 15-40 pounds and participate in a 30 to 60-Day new workout and eating system program. You must be willing to share your experience doing the program by doing home videos talking in your own, honest, unscripted words. These interviews are NOT for broadcast, but for video content for the fitness company’s network and social media. Bilingual/Spanish a plus! If selected, you’ll receive:
* Free Fitness Classes – 6 mornings a week in the Van Nuys area.
* Free Food Delivery 6 days a week – You’ll receive organic, fresh, healthy and delicious meals. They can tailor it to gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian.
Kadima’s “A Taste of Kindergarten” Open House
Wednesday, January 15th at 5:30pm
Come for a fun and educational introduction to Kadima’s kindergarten, with mini model lessons in language arts, science, Judaism, Hebrew, music and physical education, led by the kindergarten and elementary school teachers. Kadima offers a high-quality, individualized private education at an affordable tuition, making Jewish education accessible to more families. RSVP to Dikla Kadosh at dkadosh@kadimadayschool.org.
A Magic Penny’s Family Volunteer Fair
Sunday, January 19th from 11am-3pm
Join this fun and informational day of service with your family! Fair activities include music, crafts, and much more! Additional details will be added! Businesses and nonprofits will showcase their philanthropic causes and provide opportunity for children and families to help the community through volunteerism!
Hand on History: Free Children’s Workshop
Saturday, January 25th from 11am-Noon
Come for an activity that will surely be fun and informative. This month, craft a Ferris wheel and learn about the Santa Monica Pier. Each session will include a short, age-appropriate (5-11) history lesson in the galleries followed by a related craft or activity. By creating something with their hands related to the history topic of the month, children will further create memories based upon their history lessons.
What You Should Know Before You Eat Airplane Food
Airline food caterers face limited oversight with infrequent inspections, numerous violations and few consequences.
Valley of the Paws “Mobile” Pet Grooming
I LOVE them! HIGHLY recommend! Stacey and Sheila know how important caring and connecting with animals and creating everlasting relationships is. That is why they provide care for your fur babies as if they were their own and ensure that they receive the highest quality care. The mobile part is they will pick up your pet, groom at their salon in Canoga Park and drop off – ALL at no extra charge! All services include ear cleaning, teeth cleaning and nail trim. Baths start at $40 and grooming ranges between $50-$70. For more info, call 818-212-4250 or 818427-9041.
Twirly, Girly, Boutique Style Girl Dresses Without The Boutique Prices
Twirling Tushys are boutique style dresses without the boutique prices. There are dresses, leggings, leotards and baseball tees available in sizes 2-12. Twirling Tushys are affordable, adorable, girly, fun, whimsical, and TWIRLY dresses for your little girls. Each piece is handmade and designed with love. Every item is child approved. All items are true to size and made from soft and durable fabric. “Promoting giggles, comfort, and affordable twirls for your sweet girl.”
Mindful Journaling for Health and Healing
Sunday, January 12th from 2-3:30pm
Join writer & program presenter, Amy Muscoplat, MFA, MLIS, for a guided mindful journaling workshop tailored especially for individuals with chronic/persistent pain. In this ongoing workshop, explore & expand on the unique practice of mindful journaling. Find ways to create or expand a personal journal writing practice as an adjunct to your medical care & tool for self-compassion. $15/session. WLA location, 90025. For information and/or registration, call 310-339-4124 or email ccs.coolbookworms@gmail.com.
Caterpillar Cottage Preschool Open House/Play Day
Saturday, January 25th
Caterpillar Cottage Preschool (play-based, progressive, and part-time) has recently moved to a new location convenient to Encino, Lake Balboa and Northridge. This is their 10th anniversary year and they are slowly expanding into this lovely new location throughout the year. The open house is also a fun opportunity for children to play and explore while you learn about the program with the teachers, director and parents who are already part of this wonderful preschool community. Sign up for the open house or schedule a personal tour at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI.
The Bay Foundation and The Friends of LAX Dunes Monthly Clean-Up Volunteer Event
Saturday, January 11th from 9:30-11:30amat LAX Dunes
The LAX Dunes is home to a variety of unique plants and animals. Come volunteer to help remove non-native and invasive vegetation and learn more about this historic L.A. site! Join your fellow volunteers and experience why this place is so special. Use https://www.santamonicabay.org/events/ to sign up.
California’s New Laws as of Jan. 1st, 2020
Is Your Child Truly Ready To Beat Their Massive Competition?
Pilot season transformative skype coaching packages for ages 3 and up. Alisha Marks is the creator of the amazing acting technique called The Marks Method, an Award-nominated filmmaker, award-winning youth acting coach, director, executive producer, sag-aftra actress, writer and tv show creator. Alisha’s students have booked lead, supporting, guest star roles on network TV shows, movies, web series, and commercials.
Free 12 Week Curriculum For Single Mothers Wanting To Get Back Into The Workplace
SHE IS HOPE LA is starting a free 12 week curriculum in the Valley to educate & empower single mothers or those thinking about becoming single mothers on legal/financial advice, job prep/training, mind/body wellness, peer support/dating. Child care available! If you are interested or know of anyone that is interested or could benefit by the program, visit https://sheishopela.org/application. Those who complete the classes will be eligible for affordable transitional housing!
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.
River Way Ranch Camp Annual Open House and Reunion 2020
Sunday, Jan. 26th at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center from 2-5pm
If you are still contemplating whether summer camp is the right choice for your child, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the River Way Ranch Camp program
For the New Year, Say No to Negativity
Bad experiences affect us much more powerfully than good ones, but there are ways to deal with this destructive bias and overcome it.
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 & simplifying areas of your living space for your peace of mind. $200/4hr minimum rate. Call 818-935-3499 or email tarachristopher325@gmail.com for free consultation.
A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure
Sunday, February 2nd at 10:30am at Crestwood Hills Park
A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity, imagination & fun. Auntie Angelica takes the audience on a gentle adventure through the park to help the faery royalty! With the help of the audience and the faeries, go on a musical quest filled with fun, laughs and surprises. Many children come in costume. Call 818-324-6802 for more info.