The Garage Hosts Teen Valentine’s Day Dance Friday February 12

The Garage is the teens-only activity space at The Agoura Hills Recreation Center. This Friday they are hosting a Valentine’s Day Party and Dance! The post The Garage Hosts Teen Valentine’s Day Dance Friday February 12 appeared first on Agoura Hills Mom ....more

Jeannine’s Lets Kids Eat Free in February

Jeannine’s Gourmet Food Hall invites kids to eat free with an adult during the whole month of February! Photo from Jeannine’s website Since Jeannine’s opened in The Shoppes at Westlake last year, I’ve been there a handful of times – for coffee, lunch meetings, even cocktails with my girlfriends. But I must say I didn’t consider bringing my kids there because it seemed like kind of an upscale-casual place to me ....more

The Harlem Globetrotters are Back!

Harlem Globetrotters return to Southern California this month! A few years ago I had the chance to see the Harlem Globetrotters in action at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Their game/show was very entertaining for me and my friend and our young sons ....more

Cinépolis Westlake Village: Watch Movies in Luxury

Cinépolis offers a luxurious movie-watching experience. Read to the end and enter to win free tickets! When Cinépolis first opened in the Westlake Village Promenade at Westlake and Thousand Oaks Boulevards, I wondered who would pay the extra money to see a movie just so they could sit in a comfy chair and have a server bring food to them during the film ....more

Girl Scout Cookies: How To Decide Which Girl Scout Gets Your Business

As the parent of elementary school-aged children, I have no less than 1,839 Girl Scouts in a 2-mile radius who are all dying to sell me some Girl Scout cookies. They are adorable, enterprising, and whether or not they are spurred on by ambitious parents, all they have to say is “Want to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” and my stomach starts to rumble and my mouth waters. I mean, who can resist a Tagalong or seven? ...more

Casual Elegance at Luke Bar & Restaurant in Woodland Hills

Photo courtesy of Luke Bar & Restaurant Ever since moving to The Bubble over five years ago, I have been on the lookout for places to meet my friends from the Valley and beyond. Places that have easy freeway access, plenty of parking, a lively atmosphere but not too loud for talking, and oh yeah, great food and drinks too. I have my hot spots in Sherman Oaks and Studio City, but Woodland Hills has been kind of a dead zone for me ....more

Guilty Pleasure: UnReal, the Fake Reality Show

UnReal Season One comes out on DVD (plus Digital HD) on January 26. A very long time ago, before reality TV was called “unscripted,” before story producers tried to join the WGA to get the same respect from Hollywood as the rest of Hollywood, before it was a genre that got any respect at all, I met a reality TV producer at a party. At the time I was a young video producer, making the behind-the-scenes looks into films that you now see as bonus features on DVD’s and YouTube ....more

Harry Potter Trip Around the World Contest

Universal and TripAdvisor are running the most amazing contest: the winner will receive a trip around the world “to experience the wonders of Harry Potter experiences across the globe.” A winner and three guests (hmm, a family of four perhaps? PICK ME!) will travel to the Grand Opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan....more

Celebrate National Popcorn Day With Gaslamp Popcorn! [giveaway]

In celebration of National Popcorn Day, Gaslamp Popcorn has offered a free shipment of popcorn to a lucky reader of Agoura Hills Mom! My family tested the product out before I accepted, of course, and the results were immediate and obvious: ...more

Celebrate the Rec Center’s One Year Anniversary January 22

This Friday, January 22, will mark one year since the opening of the new Agoura Hills Recreation Center up on the hill behind the library. All classes and programs have moved over to the new building. It has been a joy for our family going up there twice a week for most of the year to participate in programs and sports classes ....more