May 19 2020

Drivers Ed Direct – Facebook Town Hall
Watch seasoned Drivers Ed Direct instructor, Jay, provide tips and answers questions on everything related to safe driving, current DMV & testing status and how to safely and effectively practice driving with your teen.
Great information and not to be missed!
Today in History
Boys Club Day World
Plant a Vegetable Garden Day
Ringling Brothers circus premieres. (1884)
Hope of The Valley Homeless Rescue Mission Drive-By Donation Event
This Thurs., May 21st from 2-4:30pm at de Toledo High School
They have had to open 5 new shelters amidst the Covid-19 crisis & are in dire need of supplies. There drive is to gather donations. Everyone will remain in their car, each donor will simply drive into the school, pull up next to a volunteer, open their trunk, and allow the masked and gloved volunteer to remove the donations from their trunk. The needed items are: Hygiene supplies(deodorants, toothbrushes, shampoos, etc.), Any and all snacks, New socks & New underwear(both children/adult sizes). If physically going to the drop-off does not meet your comfort level, go to to donate to the cause.
22622 Vanowen St. in West Hills, 91307
STARS Theater Camp Goes Online – All Welcome
5 Shows – 5 Weeks – June 29th-July 31st from 10:15am-2:30pm
Grease, Hamilton, Newsies, High School Musical 3 & West Side Story. STARS will run an online customizable program. Ages 5-15 & no experience necessary. Choose three 45-minute classes per day to participate in as well as attend the main session. The program will culminate with a talent show on Zoom! The cost for this program is $750 for the entire session or $250 per week. With the COVID-19 situation being so fluid, information is subject to change.
Fully-Remote Sports Startup Debate Competition
The Sports Biz Group helped organize an competition called Pitch Madness, a charity fundraiser to support COVID-19 Relief efforts. The competition is essentially a sports version of Shark Tank in which founders of companies compete head-to-head in a March Madness style bracket format. 16 sports related startup company founders will compete across Esports, Sports Tech, Sports Betting, and Athlete Performance. It will be judged by investors and professional athletes in front of a live-streamed audience. This is a cool opportunity for those really missing sports and want something to competitive watch!
Do You Have A Child That Not Only Loves Disney, But Wants To Learn To Sing And Be Taught By A Princess?
Well, here’s their chance to be taught “virtually” by a singer trained in musical theatre, who has experience with children, and is obsessed with all-things Disney. Birthday parties, personalized video messages, story time, possible in-person socially-distanced appearances, and more are available. For more information about Alyssa and Wish Upon A Star Voice Lessons, visit
Screened Out
It is a documentary directed by Jon Hyatt, a father of three young boys who asked himself “Is my family Screen Addicted?” The answer was Yes. So he set out to make a film about how we become addicted and what we can do to address the problem. Jon recognized that parents are on the frontlines of this “battle” with our devices. The film’s message is NOT that screen time is bad, it’s about HOW we spend time on our screens. Screened Out does an excellent job of highlighting and analyzing the problem. The film includes interviews with medical experts, leaders of organizations, educators, parents and students.
Are You Looking For A Special Gift For A Graduate Or Birthday?
A Rocket Fizz Customized Candy Box or Mystery Box makes the perfect gift. Each gift box has that element of surprise but yet made to tailor to the recipient. Rocket Fizz is a small family owned business working hard to keep your family happy! They offer curbside pickup and delivery to some areas. Full menu available at For more information, call (310) 208-4509.
Stuck at Home Science
Activities for families using household supplies! New activity every weekday at 10am. Each week, they focus on a new theme. Explore while you’re Stuck at Home! When you’re stuck at home, come here to continue your child’s science learning with our easy to follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate, and learn together without ever needing to leave the house. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.
Free Zoom Stretch Classes
Monday-Saturday at 10am
The Essentrics Dynamic Stretch class takes place via Zoom for the duration of the quarantine. Classes are free, but a small donation would be appreciated, if you can afford it. Essentrics helps you lengthen, strengthen and tone your entire body through a series of gentle stretches. It’s a barefoot class, and includes standing and barre exercises using a chair. Email for a link.
Fun Mental Health Website for Kids/Parents during Covid-19
During these unpredictable times, there has been a surge of depression and anxiety amongst children. is a website for kids and parents that uses humor to give tips and answer basic questions about common mental health issues kids face while helping lessen the stigma associated with discussing these issues.
Jacqueline B Clothing – An Online Women’s Clothing Boutique – 20% Off
At Jacqueline B Clothing, Jackie hand-selects a unique collection of on-trend fashions, including playful spring dresses, effortless silks, stylish loungewear, and now fashionable facemasks. Her success has been built off of sharing her heart with customers during pop-up boutique events. Now – shop online and you’ll get much more than clothing; you’ll get a piece of her heart. Call818-388-6371 or email to get started and let her help you with your choices! Use Code Jen20 for 20% off.
The Best Apps to Help You Stay Organized at Home
Calling All Kid Chefs
Cook some fun recipes in these virtual cooking camps all summer long! Cooking with Carri is running fun and exciting virtual week-long cooking classes as well as individual classes. Class limits are capped at 10. She loves teaching kids how to cook and how to stay safe around the kitchen. She also shares the origin and fun facts of each recipe made. Camps include: Breakfast of Champions, Pasta, Pasta and Pasta, South of the Border, Sweet Treats & Tour of Italy. Visit for more details or call 818.261.8816.
Loungewear Care Package for Tween & Teen Girls
Looking for ways to brighten your tween or teen’s day? A gift while she is spending more time at home? Let her know you are thinking of her with Bleuet’s Loungewear Care Package. She’ll receive a super comfy Bleum Cami + Bleumer Tumble Shorts set – the perfect loungewear or active wear for warmer days. Whether she’s reading on the couch or tumbling in the backyard, she’ll be cool, comfortable, confident. Comes with other fun surprises including a scrunchie, pin and journal cards.
The Second City is Bringing Comedy To Your Couch With 1-Day/5-Day Comedy Camps For Kids
The Second City’s fully digital comedy camps will engage your children for four hours of fun and creativity with other kids. All you need is an internet connection and a camera, and they will have them improvising and playing in no time. They offer 1-day and 5-day camps for kids ages 4-18. Tuition varies.
Are You Looking For a Freelance Editor or Cinematographer to Piece Together Your Footage?
Parker Entertainment Partners is a Video & Editing Company with years of experience! They are taking on extra freelance editing and videography work during the quarantine and would love to help you bring your footage to life! They are willing to edit anything for people or companies with footage that needs to be pieced together. Discounts available! Referrals welcome! Call Jason Kritzberg at (818) 912-7984 or email for a free quote!
Calm In A Pouch
This self-warming eye mask refreshes and relaxes at once. Its warmth increases circulation, plumping skin around the eyes for a more rested appearance, while also encouraging the mind to quiet itself, let go of tensions and maybe even drift off to sleep. The Popmask is made from non-woven cotton, each heat cell contains iron powder, vermiculite, activated carbon, salt and water, all naturally occurring ingredients. The mask is fragrance-free and free from artificial ingredients. The Starry Eyes cotton mask is a reusable sleep mask. However, the iron cells will only heat up once.
How to Turn Your Trash into Family Treasures: Online Workshop
Sunday, May 31st from 4-6:30pm
Ran out of activities to pursue with your kids at home? Recycling and repurposing are hot and at the center of our Jewish values. In this one-time family workshop, we will learn how to transform yesterday’s “waste” into meaningful, practical recyclable art. Come on, reveal your best rubbish!
MA Yoga offers Friendly, Strengthening Prenatal, Mom+Baby, and Mom+Little Ones Online Classes
Moms and moms-to-be, try a free prenatal or mom + baby yoga class! Ma Yoga offers a unique system of alignment-based yoga, which is therapeutic, strengthening, and a great way to connect to baby, breath and body. Just go to and up to “Classes” to find Locations, Schedules, and How to Book Your First Free Class! It’s a wonderful way to take time out for YOU, and learn to turn the challenges of this journey into opportunities to become your highest, most powerful and wise “Ma” Self.
Tutor Leads
Extra Support For Children During This Time Of Online Learning
Emily Leinwand just completed her yearlong internship through Michigan State University in a 1st grade classroom. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development, and a minor in Spanish. She is willing to provide services to help your child/children through Zoom, Google Classroom, or FaceTime with any schooling help/tutoring they might need during this time. If you are interested, call (269) 312-9500 or email
A Tutor With Great Success Record In Conejo Valley
Sandie Allen has been in the education industry for 25+ years. Online tutoring students in grades K-12 has been her passion. Her expertise from the basics to advanced classes such as Algebra 1/2,Geometry, & writing Essays helps her ‘trouble-shoot’ the student’s issue(s) quickly, making the learning process less frustrating. Her problem solving and writing techniques are unique so students feel prepared after even just one session! College Apps/SAT/ACT/ISEE/CAHSEE. Email
Summer Tutoring Available, Keep Your Child with Creative and Academic Consistency
Josh is a tutor and teacher that helps students get motivated and passionate about their work so they can succeed. He has 11 years of experience tutoring and teaching students at Bridges, Brentwood, Campbell Hall, CSUN, Harvard Westlake, Pierce, Windward, New Roads, NCJHS, Westmark, Sierra Canyon, Urban Homeschoolers and more. He specializes in writing/literature, and helping students with learning disabilities. Math & Science tutoring also available. Education: B.A. Sarah Lawrence College
Patient, Compassionate, Personalized Tutoring K-8
Homeschool mom providing personalized tutoring to assist kids see their potential and embrace learning. Sixteen years of experience homeschooling three children with different approaches. Additional experience includes tutoring children and providing guidance to families in the San Fernando Valley. Available via zoom for tutoring and homeschool coaching. References available. Email