This Weekend: Amazing Sales, Holiday Fun and More in the San Fernando Valley

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Natural Stone and Druzy Stretchy Bracelets at Harrisons Gifts

Harrisons Gifts Toys for Tots and Two Discounts: Now, through Christmas, Harrisons, a specialty gift store in Tarzana,  is having a Toys for Tots event. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy and receive 20% off any one item in store. Go another day and get a 10% discount in store on your purchases or go online with promo code: ‘daily’. Harrisons was a featured as one of MDF’s initial “finds” in December 2009 and continues to be our huge favorite for unique, elegant and artistic gifts, from house accessories to jewelry  at a wide range of price points.

Starbucks: Buy One Get One Holiday Beverage between 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. through Sunday, November 20. Flavors include: Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Gingerbread Latte.

Thanksgiving at Sweet Butter Kitchen: Get your holiday catering orders in by tomorrow, November 19 from this MDF Food Fave, one-year-old Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks. Check out Diestel Free-Range Roasted Turkey Breast, Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel, Herb Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Shallots, Cauliflower Gratin, and Green Bean Casserole, along with Herb Gravy and Cranberry Sauce. Scrumptious desserts include Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Mousse Pie, and Cranberry Walnut Bread Pudding.  If you don’t need a full catering job, stop by and pick out something to add to your party or bring to someone’s home.

Lili Bridals: This Tarzana bridal store is having a sample sale through November 30. Save 40%-80% off designer sample bridal gowns by Lazaro, Alvina Valenta, Watters, Pronovias and more! Also on sale are cocktail dresses amd Mother of the Bride dresses from Jovani, Sue Wong, Montage and Nicole Miller.  Tell them that MY DAILY FIND sent you and get a FREE veil!  18663 Ventura Blvd.,Tarzana (818) 774-9700.

Epicure Imports Warehouse Sale: Explore the warehouse and shop over 3000 specialty food items at discounted prices. Included are freshly imported cheese, charcuterie, truffle products, chocolate, foie gras, olive oil, vinegar, cookies, and so much more! Perfect for cooks, bakers, and of course anyone who loves to eat. Come hungry, as they always sample items such as cheese, sausage, and chocolate. Call (818) 985-9800. Visa, Mastercard, and cash accepted.  Friday, November 18 (1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, November 19 (9:30 a.m.—2 p.m.) that is open and free to the public. Epicure Imports, 6900 Beck Ave, North Hollywood. Bring a sweater. It’s refrigerated and can get cold inside.

Hotel Surplus Outlet: The deals just keep rolling in to this MDF fave in Van Nuys! Owner Don Fenning says he just received 75 LG 42” PLASMA TV DISPLAYS (Model DU 42PX12XC ) from The Beverly Hilton. These are wall mount units sold without stand or wall mount with multiple inputs (DVI, RS-232, Digital Component Input, RF 1, RF2, S-video). All units were in working condition when removed from the rooms.  Fenning says that they will offer a 48 hour exchange if there is a problem with the TVs.  And if you’re not looking for a TV, there’s always incredible furniture deals.


Holiday in the Park Burbank

Holiday in Magnolia Park: TODAY! 3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.Experience merriment in Burbank with tons of in-store events, street caroling, photos with Santa ), roving choirs, musicians, food trucks, tons of fun for kids and lip-smacking treats for everyone at this traditional start of the holiday season. Passports packed with more than 40 special offers and free merchant events are available on-line at Once Passports are stamped at 15 locations, holders have the chance to win great prizes. Drawing is at 9 p.m. at 3000 W Magnolia. Need not be present to win. The celebration extends from Buena Vista to Hollywood Way on Magnolia Boulevard and from Clark to Chandler on Hollywood Way.

Rummage and E-Waste Collection: Clothing, toys, household goods, accessories, tools, furniture, books, audio/visual, cookware, office machines, electronics,appliances (working or not. All E-Waste (any product with a cord.) November 18-20, Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m-5pm, Sunday 8 a.m- 3 p.m. Rain or Shine – Walter Reed Middle School,4325 Irvine Avenue, N. Hollywood. In Schall Park, Enter off Colfax or Troost, 1 blk N of Moorpark. Receive a charity donation receipt. For more info, email Carol at

What’s Next in Space Exploration? Free lecture hosted by Griffith Observatory’s Astronomical Observer, Anthony Cook. Griffith Observatory’s grounds, exhibits, and telescopes are open and free to the public each day the building is open. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles

Ed Asner as FDR

The Stars Come Out for Theatricum: A full-length performance of FDR starring Edward Asner and a post-performance discussion, led by author Rose Eichenbaum, with Ed Asner, Hector Elizondo, Ed Harris, Piper Laurie and Amanda Plummer. A dessert reception catered by Bon Mélange Catering follows.  Free parking is available at Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., with shuttle service to The Mountain Mermaid. All proceeds benefit Theatricum Botanicum’s performance and educational programs. Tickets are $100, a portion of which is tax deductible. To purchase tickets contact Matt Van Winkle at (310) 455-2322 or More information at  Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., with shuttle service to The Mountain Mermaid.

Snow Days at LA Zoo: The Zoo’s tigers, bears, snow leopards and more have their zoo habitats transformed into a winter wonderland. This two-day event offers an educational and unique venue for guests to learn about adaptation to the environments and climate change. Saturday and Sunday, Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Free with Zoo admission.

46th Annual Woodland Hills Rotary Club Arts and Crafts Faire: It’s a chance to buy some holiday gifts early. Artist will be selling original handmade works, including candles, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photography, dolls, sculptures and more.  Saturday and Sunday, Warner Center Park, Topanga Cyn Blvd. and Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. Admission is free.

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Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.