November 5. 6-8 pm. FREE weekly jazz concerts at LACMA, no reservations required. LA Times Central Court. This week: Theo Saunders Quartet.
November 6. 8 a.m. for light breakfast, 9 a.m. meeting starts. Women N Sync Meeting at The Church on the Way in The Living Room on the East Campus.
Come at 8 a.m. for...
• A light breakfast fare
• Pampering by loving manicurists
• Our “Visitor’s Tea Room”
• A timely message, “But I’m Not Ready For The Palace.”
We’ll worship, pray, honor our school teachers, and enjoy special music. For more information call 818-779-8000. Childcare is available.
November 6. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Home Depot's FREE Kids Workshop to make a kit. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.
November 6. 2 p.m. Lego Atlantis Kids Party at local Borders (It will be at the Northridge store. Call your local store to see if they are participating). Join the quest for the Lost City of Atlantis! Check out all of the cool LEGO® items Borders has to offer and play some fun games. Giveaways available while supplies last. Best for ages 8 to 12.
November 6-7. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Burbank Fine Arts Festival. The free event includes the exhibition of 90 artists who will display their original work in Downtown Burbank, as well as live entertainment. 100 San Fernando Blvd. between Magnolia and Olive Ave., Downtown Burbank. www.downtown-burbank.org
November 6-7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Japanese Festival at Descanso Gardens. Celebrate Japanese arts, crafts and culture in the Gardens. Enjoy a thunderous performance by taiko drummers at noon on Saturday, and don't miss a unique Suiseki stone exhibit in the Minka both days. Van de Kamp Hall will be filled with blooms at the annual Glendale Chrysanthemum Society Show both days, and the Camellia Lounge returns with a special menu. All activities free with admission, fee for food and drinks at Lounge. http://www.descansogardens.org/
November 7. 4-8 p.m. Frozen Crush is having a free sampling of their pumpkin yogurt! All other menu items will be 50% off. This store in the Costco complex at 8850 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, 91324. (818) 882-8486.
November 7. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. This week: Members of the Capitol Ensemble perform Dvorák: Sonatina, Opus 100, and Piano Quintet in A major.
November 9. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Toddler story time at Borders at the Northridge Mall. Theme this week is all about Fancy Nancy and her newest book Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique. We are also having a very special interactive musical puppet show with Miss Brown. She teaches "fancy" words and brings a runner carpet for a "fancy" fashion show...Little girls are encouraged to come dressed "fancy" like Fancy Nancy. There will also be interactive song and dance.
November 10. 11:30-2 p.m. Two Gourmet good trucks will be at the Telesis Credit Union In Chatsworth this week. The Greenz on Wheelz truck serves salads and sandwiches, while the NY Ice Connection truck offers Italian ice. Many friends have recently become interested in the gourmet food trucks that offer good prices on great food. 9301 Winnetka Ave., Chatsworth, 91311.
November 11 (and subsequent Thursdays). 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free Mommy and Me Class at The Church on The Way. For children under 5 years of age. Please bring a snack for your child. Theme this week: Thanksgiving Turkey for Mom. King’s Kid’s Bldg. on the West Campus. 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. 818-779-8000.
6 Ways to Save on Groceries
1. Shop at less expensive grocery stores, such as Food 4 Less.
2. Check the ads from the stores and see what’s on sale. Stock up when it’s less expensive.
3. Shop less often. Plan meals for a few days or the week. Double a recipe and freeze half of it. Don’t forget to write the date and the name of the recipe on the ziplock bag.
4. Use coupons. Use a website to help you track the best time to use your coupons, such as Coupon Mom or The Grocery Game.
5. Order a food box from The Treasure Box or Angel Food. It’s $30 and is supposed to last for about a week.
6. Keep track of how much you’re spending each month on groceries. Before I started keeping track, I had little idea how much we were really spending on food. After you know how much you’re spending, try the above ideas to save.
Picaboo has a photo deal right now. Buy A Book or Calendar, Get A Copy Free - Code: BGFTHX. I plan to use this deal with my gift certificate I got from Groupon. I make photo calendars to give out as gifts to my family each year. You can also get 25% off cards. Use code CARD25 at checkout. Both deals expire 11/15.
Here's the latest deal from Snapfish. Buy one 8" x 11" Personalized Cover Book, get two 8" x 11" Personalized Cover Books FREE, up to 20 pages each! This deal is good for four days only, so order your photo books by November 8. Use coupon 1BOOK2FREE at checkout.
My friend Mercy told me about this site http://www.photobookgirl.com/ It’s “A Guide to Photo Book Reviews, Deals and Tips.” It tells about the latest photo deals out there.
I also like Frugal Girls photo deals at http://thefrugalgirls.com/hot-photo-deals
Anyone who is considering a membership to the Los Angeles Zoo can save $10 on the cost of the membership through December 31, 2010. Use promo code: 11010FFW www.lazoo.org
Get a free download of the Veggie Tales Holiday album The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree from Amazon.com. You can either download each song individually, or if you want the whole album at once, you'll have to download the Amazon mp3 software. Either way, it's FREE! There's no indication of how long this offer will be available.
November 14. 4-7:30 p.m. Half Day Marrieds Seminar at the Church on the Way. “Making Difficult Marriages Great and Great Marriages Better!” At just $10 per couple and dinner included, this is a bargain! Childcare is available. For more information call 818-779-8000.
November 20. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free performance at the outdoor W.M. Keck Children’s Amphitheatre at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Enjoy a show featuring Red Thunder, celebrating the heritage of the Plains Indians through music and traditional dance. (Tickets for 11 a.m. show distributed beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets for 12:30 show distributed at 11 a.m.).111 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 90012. Tickets are free and distributed on Grand Ave. at 2nd street. http://www.musiccenter.org/events/worldcity.html
November 20. 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Free admission to the Performing Books presentation. The Performing Books series is a monthly program designed to introduce children ages 4-10 to the performing arts through books. Professional storytellers and artists bring books to life through song, dance, voice and instruments. This month hear Belinda and the Glass Slipper & Belinda in Paris by Amy Young. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., L.A. http://www.lapl.org/kidspath/events/Performing_Books_flyer.pdf