Camp Jam by Carol Wolfe, The Encino Real Estate Report

Did you ever dream about being a rock ‘n roll star?  What about your kids do they have dreams of one day being a super star?  Both of your dreams have gotten a little closer this summer asCamp_Jam Camp Jam is offering its first summer session in California.  Previously, Camp Jam only offered its program in Cleveland Ohio, the location of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  This summer classes will also be offered in Orange County and right here in Encino!

Camp Jam’s motto is “No canoes, lots of rock.”  They offer full day instruction for kids ages 7-10 and ages 11-17.  Children must have at least 6 months of singing or musical instrument experience before registering.  Course topics include everything from stage presence to the history of rock n’roll.  Instructors include some pretty heavy hitters from the music industry including musicians, song writers and industry reps.

Sounds great for the kids, but what about your dream?  Camp Rock offers an Ultimate Rock ‘N Roll Get-A-Way for Adults in Cleveland and will give parents a $500 discount on tuition to that camp for having a child attend Camp Jam this Summer.  Visit their website for more details. www.campjam.com

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Los Encinos Historic State Park by Carol Wolfe, The Encino Real Estate Report

Until the late 1800’s the main gathering place in the San Fernando Valley was the current site of the Los Encinos Historic State Park.  Los_Encinos_State_Historic_ParkA five acre park located on Balboa and Ventura in Encino, The Los Encinos Historic Park is centered around a still active natural spring that currently feeds a duck pond.

For centuries that spring attracted humans and animals from near and far making it a center of activity.  According to history the land changed hands many times.  Several Native American Tribes made the site their home and at one time the site was used as a mission.

Today the park is a historical site that is open to the public free of charge Wednesday through Sunday from 10-5pm.  There are self guided tours available when ever the park is open and Docent guided tours are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, or by reservation.

The Los Encinos Historical State Park is a great place for a picnic, party or a wedding.  For more information about the park visit: www.los-encinos.org

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

The Encino Commons by Carol Wolfe, The Encino Real Estate Report

The Encino Commons, otherwise known as The Valley’s Miracle Mile, is a premier shopping and Encino_Commonsentertainment center located in the heart of Encino.  With over 300 businesses The Encino Commons has something to offer everyone.  Whether you want to see a movie at the great Laemmle’s Art House Theatre, or enjoy a great meal at Yamato or Hooked on Fish, you’ll find the right mix of fun, food and shopping at the Encino Commons.  On a side note, if you visit Laemmle’s you will notice that I am a sponsor and advertiser at the theatre!

The Encino Commons is an example of all that is right in Encino. Encino_Commons1 9 years ago a group of businesses and business owners got together and conceived this project as a Business Improvement District.  Their recent Green Project has added more than 200 trees, expanded pedestrian walkways, as well as adding medians and planters to this remarkable shopping destination.  They have even installed beautiful new benches and chairs for those who would like to sit and enjoy the ambience.  The total result is a beautiful and green showplace for all of our citizens to enjoy.

Encino is wonderful place to call home and The Encino Commons is just one more reason to be proud of living in Encino.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Art Beat by Carol Wolfe, The Encino Real Estate Report

One of the great things about living in Encino is its family friendly environment. There is so much to do and experience for the whole family both in and around Encino. Art Beat Center for the Arts is ArtistPaletteone Encino business that is devoted to bringing art and art enrichment programs to the entire family.

Located at 16545 Ventura Blvd Suite, Art Beat offers a wide variety of classes and camps for children, teenagers and adults. Classes in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking and Mixed Media are offered in a variety of times and settings to fit anyone’s schedule. They even offer a class designed for new parents that is in a child proof room so small children can play while Mom or Dad get a chance to explore their creative side. There are also programs designed for small children to experience art with their parents. For children age four and up Art Beat offers camps and classes that are tailored to enrich, encourage and enlighten.

Camp Themes offered this summer are everything from Mixed Media to sewing and fashion! For more information on this exciting family oriented center right here in Encino visit their website : http://www.artbeatcenter.org. I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Monty Python’s Spamalot is Coming by Carol Wolfe, The Encino Real Estate Report

By Carol Wolfe

The Ahmanson Theatre regularly presents Broadway touring musicals and this summer will be no exception as Monty Python’s Spamalot makes its Los Angeles debut starting July 7 and running through September 6th.spamalot

Spamalot won three Tony Awards in 2005 including Best Musical and Best Director.

Monty Python’s Spamalot recounts the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail, featuring a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and an armless and legless knight.

Monty Python is famous for its British comedy Monty Python’s Flying Circus which led to several successful films.

John  O’Hurley, best known as J. Peterman on  Seinfeld, and dancing his way to the championships of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, will star as King Arthur.

Places to Watch Fireworks In LA for the 4th by Carol Wolfe, The Encino Real Estate Report

By Carol Wolfe

This 4th of July there are many fireworks to choose from including some of my favorites:
fireworks_vertical_med11. July 4th Fireworks Hollywood Bowl Spectacular – this year the featured guest is John Fogerty with a special fireworks display afterward
2. The Rose Bowl – AmericaFest 2009
This marks the 83rd annual Rose Bowl July 4th celebration. In addition to spectacular fireworks there will be a performance from the California Philharmonic Orchestra.
3. Marina del Rey July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza
Head down to Marina Del Rey for a beautiful day by the beach. The event will be simulcast on KXLU, 88.9 FM.
4. 10th Annual Fireworks Festival – Journey Through Time
The Studio City Chamber of Commerce hosts this bash on the CBS lot. Great party, family friendly.