Hanukkah at the Skirball

This year Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 1st and ends on December 9th.  Without a doubt one of the most wonderful ways to commemorate this holiday which celebrates religious freedom is to visit the amazing Skirball Center and partake of their various offerings and their Hanukkah special events.

On Thursday December 2 at 1pm and continuing on Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4 the Skirball will offer their Lights of Hanukkah Family Tour.  Part of their Focus on Visions and Values series, this gallery talk features the history and significance of this special Jewish holiday and is included free with Museum admission.

On Sunday December 5th the Skirball Center will celebrate Down Home Hanukkah! This exciting event features American Folk Art, live music, hands-on arts and crafts projects, circus arts, Hanukkah treats and open woodworking and quilting demonstrations.  It is a full day of events starting at 11am and continuing until 4pm.  Tickets for this event are $10 and do not include Museum exhibits.

Children under the age of 12 are free and welcome at the event but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Performers featured at the event include Peter Himmelman, The Witcher Brothers, The Kinetic Theory of Circus Theatre, and drop in workshops are offered in the Candlemaker’s Craft, Zat Gezunt! Handkerchief Dolls, And Bookmark Ribbon Weaving.

Gallery exhibits featured at The Skirball Center in the month of December include: The Pieces of Me: L.A. GOALThe 1000 Journals Project , Maira Kalman: Various, Illuminations (of a Crazy World) and the world famous Noah’s Ark at the Skirball which if you haven’t seen, you should!  Be advised that Noah’s Ark tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis only.

For more information on events at The Skirball visit www.skirball.org


The Encino Patch

If you are looking for a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of Encino, you need look no further than the Encino Patch.  This exciting electronic magazine or “ezine” offers daily articles about everything in an around Encino, CA. Experts from all areas of business and all walks of life contribute weekly articles about subjects of interest to Encino and surrounding area residents. 

I myself write a weekly article entitled The Real State of Real Estate.  This week’s article is ‘Tis the Season to Keep Your Home on the Market, which is filled with insight as to how and why to market your home during the Holiday season.  Recent articles include The Worst Home Selling Mistake and Enter Short Sales with Eyes Wide Open.

The Encino Patch features links to area resources and businesses as well as information about area events, arts and entertainment, sports, schools, nightlife, opportunities to volunteer and shopping.  You can visit The Encino Patch by visiting www.encino.patch.com or you can have it delivered daily to your email in box by subscribing to The Encino Patch on their home page.  Check it out and you’ll find me at “The Patch” on regular basis.  I’m Carol Wolfe and “Nobody Does it Better!”

Thankful in Encino

Thanksgiving in Encino is a wonderful time of year.  The leaves are beginning to turn, there is a nip in the air at night that makes a fire in the fireplace seem just right and the harvest of wholesome area produce is bountiful.  Area businesses are starting to deck the halls in preparation for the holidays and our mighty evergreens are more festive than ever.

One of the many things that I am grateful for this year is the wonderful Encino Farmer’s Market.  Every Sunday this open air market offers free parking at San Fernando Valley’s large certified farmer’s market.  Here our residents can find the freshest herbs, vegetables, fruits, eggs and cheeses, most of them organic and offered far cheaper than can be purchased at a traditional market.  I am a huge fan of the array of nuts and home baked goods that are offered at the market.  They certainly make the season tastier!

I am also grateful for all of the wonderful people I meet in my work as Encino’s #1 rated Realtor.  It really is true that I meet the nicest and most interesting people everyday by simply doing my job.  It is my unique pleasure to serve my clients in this wonderful community that I call home.

I hope that this Thanksgiving finds you gathered around a toasty fire place with your loved ones enjoying the fruits of the harvest.  There really is no place like home for the Holidays especially when it includes loved ones.  I’m Carol Wolfe and for Real Estate in Southern California…nobody does it better.