Highland Hall Waldorf School invites you to their  School Tour and Open House

Tour: Wed., Nov. 6th from 9:30am – 12

Open House: Sun., Nov 17th from 1 – 3pm

Come tour Highland Hall’s beautiful 11-acre campus and experience the Waldorf difference for your child’s education from pre-school through 12th grade. You’ll meet teachers and students, visit classes, see the biodynamic farm, and find out why Highland Hall has such a high college acceptance rate in all fields of study without burning out their students. RSVP to lvs@highlandhall.org or 818-349-1394 x211. Enjoy $50 off the enrollment fee when you mention Jen’s List by Nov. 30th.




Today in History


41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sign a compact calling for a “body Politick” just off the Massachusetts coast. (1620)

Veteran’s Day

Origami Day

Guinness World Record Day




I had the best experience at Westside Tile and Stone, Inc. and wanted to share

“I randomly wondered into this 9300 square foot award winning showroom last summer to find an entire team of experienced in-house designers that were willing to help me find what I needed. They represent 250+ different suppliers of exquisite tile and stone materials. They have earned a reputation for its vast selection, superb customer service, and technical knowledge. They can turn even the smallest bathrooms/kitchens into marvelous creations. The store has all setting materials and tools needed for all types of installations; commercial or residential, as well as an extensive list of licensed contractors that have been working with them for 15+ years. I HIGHLY recommend!” ~Jen Levinson




Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at the Ahmanson Theatre

Nov 21st-Dec 1st

Music by Tchaikovsky. Special savings of up to 30% on select performances of SLEEPING BEAUTY, November 21- 29*. $49 and $59 tickets available for purchase through 11/21! OPEN YOUR EYES TO A NEW BEAUTY IN THIS GOTHIC FAIRY TALE WITH A MODERN TWIST. The two-time Tony Award® and five-time Olivier Award winning choreographer, Matthew Bourne, sets his sights on the third and final Tchaikovsky masterwork, re-imagining Sleeping Beauty as a gothic romance complete with fairies and vampires, enchanting and arresting scenery and costumes, all in a fully immersive surround sound experience. *Restrictions apply. To order call 213.972.4400 and mention promo code SLEEP or visit www.centertheatregroup.org/sleep.



The Secret to Better Behaved Kids? A Regular Bedtime

By Dr. Jeremy Shapiro of Boulevard Pediatrics in Encino.




Rock Stars In Training Birthday Parties and Home Classes

Rock Stars in Training, named one of the best places for kids to rock is available for musical birthday entertainment for kids ages 1-14! Each birthday program is tailored to the age of the kids. The birthday child is the star and professional singers/musicians entertain! All the kids are part of the band with musical activities, dancing & singing! All instruments are included! Email info@rockstarsintraining.com for a quote! Also available for home classes and weekly preschool programs.




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High Fives, Family and Fun…That’s What SoccerKidsUSA’s Winter Mini-Camp Is All About! The Fields Extend Beyond the Sidelines… “Come Play with SoccerKidsUSA!!!”

Cheviot Hills, Park & Recreation Center

December 8th-December 22nd

* Soccer Classes for Kids Ages 2.5 – 6.0

* Soccer Clinic for Ages 5.5 – 12

* Pick Up Games for SoccerMoms & SoccerDads

Team Cheer for Everyone!




PARENT-AND-ME LUNCH PLAY DATE with Catherine McCord of Weelicious

Tuesday, Nov. 12th at 1pm

While kids lunch and play together supervised by B&C staff, parents will enjoy a healthy and interactive discussion. This week, enjoy lunch with Celebrity Chef and author Catherine McCord! This is an event you don’t want to miss! $35/adult must be paid in advance.




Carpet Cleaner

Recommended by Jens List member rfalikoff@gmail.com

“We just had our carpets cleaned by Metro Carpet Care and they did a wonderful job.  Andre, the owner showed up on time and even called 30 minutes earlier to let me know he was on his way.  He took the

time to move a few pieces of furniture for us and used green products knowing that we had children.  His prices were very reasonable and he worked quickly.  If you are looking to have your carpets cleaned,

give them a call at 818.476.2967.”




HTGV Design Star Alum, Stacey Cohen Interiors Hosts a Holiday Flash Sale for Arcadian Home

Home for the Holidays Flash Sale Runs now-Nov. 12th online at www.shop.staceycoheninteriors.com. Home for the Holiday Flash Sale marks the premiere curated partnership with Stacey Cohen Interiors and Arcadian Home. A weeklong celebration of holiday ideas will accompany the Holiday Flash Sale. The team at SCi has been creating ideas around Gifts for Guys, Winter Whites, Gorgeous Golds and Silver Bells.




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Tubby Table Bathtime Solution

The bathtub play table for toddlers that removes the “oops” and “uh-ohs” from bath time. The mommy-developed, Tubby Table keeps bath time fun in the center of the tub with multi-colored, removable cups for water play. The Tubby Table bathtub toy finally solves the age-old problem of water spilling over the sides of the tub onto the bathroom floor. 





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Does ‘Heart Healthy’ Mean Low Sodium? Not With These Soups




Lisa PR is Offering 10% Off of 1 Month Marketing & PR Services for Professionals and Businesses

Lisa PR is a top notch Marketing and Public Relations consulting firm founded by Lisa Elkan. At Lisa PR, they work closely with our clients to implement effective and creative strategies that produce quantifiable results. They are experts in marketing, PR, social media, event planning, and brand development for professionals and businesses. “Our business is getting you business.” Contact Lisa at Lisa@LisaPR.com and mention Jen’s List to receive your 10% discount on your first month’s services.



 Saturday Morning Parent and Me Classes

It’s the Parent and Me class for working parents! Starting in 2014, Oakdale Preschool will host Parent and Me at 9:30am on Saturdays! Bring your toddler, 18 months or walking, for play time, songs, snack, puppets and books. There will also be a parent discussion lead by one of Oakdale’s Assistant Directors and long-time teacher. Any caregiver is welcome to attend! Call Oakdale for more information at 818-506-4304.



It’s time for all you sugar plum fairies to get into shopping mode and the San Fernando Valley Arts Council and Valley Arts Alliance have just the gifts you are looking for

Saturday, November 16th from 10am-3pm

They will have unique handmade gifts and art…jewelry, glass, wood, mosaic tiled frames & mirrors, hand-knitted items, homemade baked goods, paintings, photography ceramics and more.  The La Frite gourmet food truck will offer tasty cuisine and they will have shaved ice for the kids.




Artist Transforms Abandoned House Into A Giant Reminder To Live Life




Join renowned local artists, taste extraordinary organic soups, and shop for handmade goods at the 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique benefitting WhatCanWe.org

The day-long event takes place Dec. 4th from 10am-6pm at the Hoffman “Pet Resort,” 3923 Davids Rd., Agoura, 91301. WhatCanWe is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness to assist licensed, nonprofit animal rescues with veterinary care. During the boutique, many food items will be made from WhatCanWe’s just published Kitchen Rescues, Recipes for People and Their Pets cookbook. This unique cookbook includes hundreds of recipes from appetizers to desserts and a section dedicated to pets. The cookbook features a “Pet Resources” section, authored by veteran prosecutor of the LA City Attorney’s Office, Bob Ferber.



Do labels like ‘low fat’, ‘whole grain’ or ‘oatmeal’ make you more likely to give in?

Check this Complete Guide to the new Starbucks/La Boulange Menu on OrnaBakes.com-with nutritional info and Weight Watchers PointsPlus values. Even if you’re NOT on Weight Watchers, this list will help you make good choices in the upcoming Holiday Season! 


  Work with a mommy owned agency to find your ideal nanny

As parents we all have similar needs, but each family, and each child is uniquely different. Finding someone you can trust in your home, and finding the right nanny who will have a positive influence on your children is no easy task. When you work with The Mc Nanny Agency, you will work with parents who understand you and your needs. To start your search, call 818-232-7688 or use the online family application form. Mention Jens List & receive a special discount.




Piano and Voice Lessons for Kids

Give your child the gift of music! Local music teacher, Nathalie Haller, currently has openings for new students. Piano lessons available for children ages 4 and up. Voice lessons for kids ages 7-18, including audition prep. Nathalie has specialized in teaching piano technique and Broadway, Pop and Classical vocal technique to Valley children for more than a decade. Call or email for more information – (818) 780-8240 OR nhaller77@gmail.com.




The Simple Compliment All Moms Wish They Received More Often




Seize the Space-can help you take control, and empower you to seize your place

Living in a space which is cluttered and disorganized causes stress, frustration and anxiety.If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by too many papers and possessions, fatigued and spending too much time finding things, then you can help simplify your life with seizing the space! RATES TO FIT YOUR BUDGET (min.3 hours a session). Free half hour initial consultation!

Contact Ronit Krancberg, Prof. Org. at seizethespace@outlook.com.



Gelson’s Hosting for the holidays

Despite their differences, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are both holidays of gratitude and remembrance, where loved ones gather in ritual to celebrate each other and their common luck in a

world fraught with challenges. If ever there was a time of year to create a dinner (or two!) of distinction, this is it. Let Gelsons help you make your moment in the entertaining sun something special.




The Elf on the Shelf Has a Jewish Competitor




Are you charismatic, playful, musical, silly, and great with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents? Are you great with Customer Service?

Gymboree Play & Music of Sherman Oaks and Calabasas is looking for Part-time Teachers/Sales Associates for our Play & Learn, Art and Music classes. Ideal candidate must be willing to work in BOTH locations. Also must be willing to teach AND work as a Sales Associate.They will be conducting a MANDATORY Group Interview Wednesday, November 13th at 2pm at theSherman Oaks location – 14801 Ventura Blvd (corner of Willis & Ventura Blvd). If interested, email gymboreesocal@gmail.com for all the details. Mention Jen’s List in your email.



Salon Nuuvo Sponsors National Diabetes Awareness Month- Know anyone affected with Type 1 Diabetes?

Wednesday, November 20th from 3:30-7:30pm

Helping one feel beautiful from the inside out! A beauty remedy for our highs & lows. Blow dry-$35 & eye-make-up lesson-$35-50% of the proceeds will be divided to  JDRF & SDRI. Bird & Vine trunk clothing sale & 15% of the proceeds goes to the charities. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, & swag bags. To make an appt, call (818) 871-9441 or visit www.salonnuuvo.com. Earlier appts available. Contact Staci DePatie at (818) 324-7442 or littlemonkeybusiness@mac.com for more info.

Salon Nuuvo

26777 Agoura Rd. in Calabasas



Pelican Pro Gear Protector Series for the iPhone 5

Now you can protect your phone, just like you would protect your kids. Slimmer and lighter than other smartphone case designs, the Pelican ProGear Protector Series Case for the iPhone 5 offers two levels of protection. With a tough layer of protection on the outside and a soft lining on the inside, the Pelican Pro Gear Protector case deflects energy and cushions your phone preventing damage. There is no protection in the world like a parent’s for their children, put the Pelican Pro Gear Protector case comes pretty close.



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