January 30 2020

Direction Life Coaching
Executive Functioning Skills Coaching for students going to or in Middle School and High School. Organizational skills, study habits, time management, calendar, reminders and more. Afternoon and Saturday appointments available. Choose from 6, 8 or 10 sessions. Paola Gancman, CPC – Direction Life Coaching in Sherman Oaks. Call 818.920.8323 or email Pao@DirectionLifeCoaching.com.
Today in History
Backward Day
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
Bird & Vine
I LOVE everything about this brand! This Los Angeles based fashion label that embodies the free spirit of California style. They are dedicated to creating a lifestyle brand for women by designing clothing that they can feel confident, strong and comfortable in. It is all creating quality, feminine clothing with a hint of edginess. Products include Hoodies, Pants, Thermals, Tees, Tanks, Trucker Hats, Dresses, Skirts, Shorts, Jackets, Coats, Totes, and more! Use code JEN30 at checkout for 30% OFF sitewide.
Creative Writing Contest for Girls to Win Beauty Day
Do you love creative writing and parties? Participate in fun contest to win entry ‘Mommy and Me’ Beauty Foodie Party in Santa Monica. The most inspiring submissions will win invites to enjoy ‘Manis and Chocolate Strawberries.’ Party is on February 15th. Location and time shared with winners. To learn more about subject to write about, and how to submit visit Recruiting for Good at https://recruitingforgood.com/beauty-foodie-party/. Have questions? Email Sara@RewardingLA.com.
Summer Overnight Camps and Programs Fair
Sunday, February 2nd from 11am-2pm at Skirball Cultural Center
What are your kids doing this summer? Get information, meet directors and get free expert advice on carefully-screened Overnight camps, trips and academic programs for ages 7-18+. Can’t make it? Email Jill@TipsonTripsandCamps.com or call 310-202-8448. Jill can help you find the right program for your child and make summer 2020 unforgettable!
Discover the History: The Santa Monica Pier
Saturday, February 8th from 3-4:30pm
The guest speaker is prize-winning author and playwright James Harris. James Harris is the Pier Historian and Community Event Liaison for Santa Monica Pier Corporation. An important part on the Pier since 1989, he established the foundation of his knowledge about the Pier and its people, and never stopped learning. Free.
New Year, New You Event at Amazon 4-Star
Friday January 31st from 1-5pm at the Brand in Glendale
Amazon 4-star invites you to a free resolution-focused event you don’t want to miss. Enjoy complimentary full-size products from Kellogg’s, Nature’s Bounty® and SmartyPants Vitamins. Set your intentions with a 2020 mantra GIF generator and register for special giveaways.*
Relationship Wellness App
Emi helps people maintain happy and meaningful relationships in a busy world. Short, daily reminders to keep your relationship on track. Choose from a variety of exercises that fit your relationship. Life gets busy, so we’re here to make this simple for you. Build healthy relationship habits with Emi. Sign up for free and start building happy relationship habits.
The Polaris Project
Teens making a difference through the sale of their 100% cotton long sleeve all-gender tees by donating a percentage of their sales to charity. In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness month, proceeds will go to this organization who has been helping trafficked victims since 2002. Adult sizes – Small (would fit child XL), Medium, Large and XL.
The Gift of Failure – Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 18th from 7-9pm at CHS
Jessica Lahey is a New York Times Bestseller: The Gift of Failure. How the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed. Jessica will share key ideas from her book. Her captivating message focuses on offering kids more autonomy at home and in school, helping them feel more competent while strengthening parent -child and teacher-student relationships.
Taste of Memoir – Writing Workshop
Saturday, March 28th from10am-4pm in Sherman Oaks
This one-day immersive workshop is designed to guide you in discovering 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 that will fuel your continued exploration at home. Instructor Karin Gutman, MFA, has been working closely with writers for over 15 years and often works with deeply personal material. She has taught at Cal State Fullerton and UCLA, and also coaches writers one-on-one. For full details, email Karin at karin@spiritofstory.com.
Guided Group Meditation using Breathwork
Saturday, February 8th at 4pm
Are you ready to start, or deepen a spiritual practice? Breathwork is easy-to-learn. Within minutes, your breath pattern will lift you into a meditative state. You’ll feel stress unwinding, releasing stuck energies hiding in your body and mind. Feel renewed optimism & joy. Music, essential oils, community. For questions or to RSVP call/text 818-205-3303. $25 prepay Venmo, $30 day of. Bring a yoga mat/blanket.
NAMI Free Family-to-Family Education Program
Feb. 10th-April 27th from 6-8:30pm at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Malibu
6 week Express or 12 week F2F Educational Class for family, partners, caregivers, and friends who have a loved with serious mental illness. Registration is required. Email namibythebeach@gmail.com for more info.
Hiring Customer Service and Sales Representative
The Safady Agency of Farmers Insurance, located in Thousand Oaks seeks a full time/part time employee. Must acquire Life & Health, Property & Casualty License within 90 days of hire. Job Requirements:
-Computer savvy
-Excellent communication skills
-Professional appearance
-Provide service to existing clientele
Come Test Out The Latest In Educational Games-Join Playcrew
At Age of Learning, they are always designing fun educational experiences for kids! They are looking for local families and educators to join the PlayCrew and give their valuable feedback on their newest learning tools and games. Sign up for free to participate. All participants are compensated. Children also go home with a goody bag each time they come in!
Looking For A Small, Warm, Middle School Community?
Come tour Valley Charter Middle School. A welcoming, public school in Van Nuys with a diverse student body, VCMS features small class sizes, assistant teachers in every classroom, and a free, competitive, after school sports program with no cuts. Upcoming morning tour dates on February 7th, February 21st and March 6th. Reservations required. Visit http://tinyurl.com/visitvcms.
Beginning Sewing And Fashion Design Classes For Ages 9+
Mondays or Thursdays every month from 4-6pm at Viridian Art Academy in Tarzana
Film Costume Designer, Judy Bowerman, teaches the fundamentals of patterning and sewing with a machine, in no time! Learn to design and drape your own fashions or crafts, recognize fabrics and their origins, while developing your skills, confidence and creativity! $160 per month for 4 classes. Sewing machines, tools and many fabrics are provided. To enroll, call 818-314-9116.
Get Out Your Fondue Pot And Turn On The Record Player, Backgammon Is Back
The 70’s favorite of luck and strategy is being enjoyed by fans of all ages and from those new to the game to decades-long players. www.Backgammonbaby.com is all things ‘gammon! They’ve got the info you need and also the perfect sets for wherever and however you play.
Shine On Stage With Act One Theatre Camp In The Alex Theatre
Put your little star on stage! Join the fun, creativity, and hilarity at the gorgeous Alex Theatre in Glendale. Each and every day our campers will participate in acting, singing, dancing, improv, movie-making, and stage design! All of it leading up to a professional Big Show for the whole family to see! From the shy wallflower to the class clown: All levels of experience welcomed!
Explore Descanso Gardens After Hours With “Cultivate”
Take a tour, dance to music amongst the flowers, learn about nature in a natural setting, and enjoy food and drink as the sun sets behind the foothills.
Need help with your iPhone, Mac, or iPad?
Learn how to use and master your Apple products. Receive one-on-one private lessons on your Apple products & learn more than you ever thought possible! Tracie comes direct to your home or office & creates a curriculum tailored to your goals, learning style & experience. Tracie is an Apple Consultant, worked for Apple for 3.5 years, has 14 years’ experience in the industry. Tracie is highly recommended by the Apple Store and clients. She’s knowledgeable, patient, friendly, professional! Call 805-558-0188 or email tracie@tlkmultimedia.com.