February 12 2020

1st Annual Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament and Whiskey Tasting
Sat., March 21st in Hidden Hills – 6pm Check-In, 7pm Tournament Begins
The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools invites you to this event benefiting the schools of the LVUSD. Awesome prizes with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the school district. $150 per person. Entry fee includes admission to the tournament, hors d’oeuvres from premier local restaurants, Top Shelf whiskey tasting with renowned sommelier Sam Green & a keepsake Glencairn glass. Beginning poker players welcome. Ages 21+ only. The Foundation has funded a number of initiatives including targeted class-size reductions in primary school, hiring mental health/wellness counselors, and adding sections of core high school classes.
Today in History
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
National Lost Penny Day
Plum Pudding Day
Women in the Utah Territory win the right to vote. (1870)
The Importance Of Hiring An Experienced Digital Media Strategist Is More Important Than Ever
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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.
The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Learning Experience
Stephanie, founder of Mitzvah Shirah, prepared our sons for their Bar Mitzvahs & I HIGHLY recommend! Unaffiliated with a synagogue? Stephanie will guide your child through a meaningful experience. She gives so much of herself, sharing her passion for Torah study and Jewish music through personalized education, customized to your child’s personality/creativity. She takes care of every detail, and has guided countless students to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah day with confidence and a true sense of connection to their Jewish heritage. Want to take your child to chant their Torah portion in Israel? She is partnered with a rabbi in Jerusalem! She is also an excellent tutor to enhance your child’s synagogue learning experience.
$15 Friday at Dressed Up!
Friday, February 21st from 9am-2pm
Michael Weintraub is having a huge Sample Sale featuring women’s fashions by Canadian designers Joseph Ribkoff, Tricotto, Up! Pant, Picadilly and Bella Amore. Everything at $15 for each piece. Buy 3 pieces and get a FREE JR dress! Free Parking, Credit Cards/Cash, Dressing Rooms. Not to be missed! Dressed Up! Email mweintraub@dressed-up.com with any questions.
6000 Reseda Blvd. in Tarzana, in the Alley behind Reseda & Oxnard
Discounts On Professional Actors’ Headshots, Business Portraits, And Modeling Sessions
Studio City pro photographer offering excellent rates for actors’ headshots (adults and kids), business portraits, and fashion/modeling sessions for aspiring models. Three looks for actors and business professionals only $250, and modeling sessions – $350. You get 3 retouches and all jpegs with each session.
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.
Special Event Icon  Taste of Memoir – Writing Workshop
Saturday, March 28th from 10am-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 and inspiration that will fuel your continued exploration at home. Instructor Karin Gutman, MFA, has been guiding writers for over 15 years and often works with deeply personal material. She has taught at Cal State Fullerton and UCLA, and coaches writers privately. For full details, visit www.spiritofstory.com/taste-of-memoir or email Karin at karin@spiritofstory.com.
Spanish Language CPR Class For Pediatrics
Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 9am at West Side Nannies
This class focuses on pediatric emergencies and, specifically, how to perform CPR or respond to an airway emergency for infants, toddlers & small children. Call 310 359-5300. Class offered by Save A Little Life & West Side Nannies.
Sharsheret’s Thriving Again Circle: “Nutrition & Cancer”
Wednesday, February 19th at 7:30pm at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino
Join Sharsheret’s next Thriving Again Circle event and connect with other Jewish women in treatment or survivorship for breast or ovarian cancer.
Topic: Nutrition & Cancer – Discover nutritional benefits. Help reduce Food Anxiety. Dispel food myths.
Speaker: Tamar Rothenberg, MS, RDN, Owner Nom Nom Nutrition and Adjunct Professor at Touro College.
Event is free, but RSVP is required. Register at https://sharsheret.org/ca-thriving-again-circle/.
2020 PaleyFest: One Day At A Time
Saturday, March 14th at 2pm at the Dolby Theatre
PaleyFest is the premier television festival in the country-a must-attend entertainment event produced by The Paley Center for Media that brings you together with the talent behind your favorite TV shows. Join the hottest stars as they delight fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops, hilarious anecdotes, and breaking news stories. Enjoy a screening followed by a discussion with your favorite stars live onstage, capped off by a Q & A with the audience.
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Beginning-Advanced Anime Drawing Classes – Learn To Draw In The Anime Style
Every Tuesday from 4-5:30pm at Viridian Art Academy in Tarzana
Art Instructor, Kavi Bowerman, Screen Writer and Movie Producer, utilizes fun drawing exercises, concentrates on perspective, character development and encourages the students imaginations. $150. a month for 4 classes. All quality materials included. For enrollment, call 818-314-3709.
Open House For Gan Izzy Ranch Camp And Family Fun Ranch Day
Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 1-4pm at the Moorpark Jewish Center
This free event includes a comedy juggling show, juggling stations to learn how to juggle, a petting zoo and pony/horse rides! Moon bounce and Archery! Come check out the property and find out why Gan Izzy Ranch Camp is the best choice for your family! You can come just for the day out as well. Gan Izzy Ranch Camp, serving the Conejo Valley and Ventura County, is a 6 week ultimate camp experience combining nature, Judaism, and non-stop fun! For children ages 5-13.
Two Free Seminars: “The Ten Reasons People Marry the Wrong Person” City and Valley locations
2 Tuesdays: Feb 18th at 8pm the Aish Center in West LA & Tuesday, March 17th at 7:30pm in Encino
For anyone, any age, who wants to get marriage right the first…or second…time around. Date with more clarity and focus. Identify red flags you may overlook. Know when it’s right to say “I do”. Also for parents of children of marriageable age who want to help their kids avoid getting into a toxic, go- nowhere or just plain wrong relationship. Rabbi Dov Heller, LMFT has helped countless singles through his most popular seminar. RSVP to dov@claritytalk.com.
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.
A Plus Legacy – Amanda Has Your Family Protected!
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I’ll Walk with You
Help little ones learn to show love for the people around them, no matter how they look, sound, pray, love, or think. Beloved author of The Lesson and Will You Still Be My Daughter? Carol Lynn Pearson is known for her heartfelt, sometimes tear-jerking poetry and stories. Her newest title will enchant children with a sweet, tender poem about loving and accepting others, no matter what they look like, where they come from, or what their age and abilities are. Carol Lynn Pearson is the author of more than forty books and plays, including Goodbye, I Love You and I’ll Always Be Your Daughter. She has been a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and “Good Morning, America,” and was featured in People Magazine.
How To Pay For College – Free Lunch And Learn
Thursday, Feb. 13th at 12pm
We all know that a college education can make a big difference in a child’s life. That’s why Eric Villhauer encourages you to join him for a complimentary college funding seminar. He will cover available options parents have when building a college plan & more. There’s no cost or obligation to attend, and any information you receive is absolutely free. Reservations are required. Call Eric at (818) 350-2563 to RSVP. CA Ins. Lic. 0M71337
Alan Freeman Construction – For Your Next Home Improvement Project
They handle all aspects of construction, including carpentry, kitchens, bathrooms, concrete and masonry, tile work, finish and framing, painting, room additions, complete remodeling (including all planning and permits, drawings etc.) Very competitive prices. Licensed. Call (310) 592-5377 or email hammer633@charter.net for a free estimate.