FREE Movie Tickets For The Little Red Wagon

Free tickets to the first 5 commenters below.*

You know you need a break, Mom or Dad.  Short days at school.  Holiday parties for work, school, sports teams and friends.  Shopping, meal planning, Christmas-tree buying, and more and more every day.

What if you could haul your family to the Regency Theater and veg out for an hour or so while your kids watch a movie that will not rot their brains or make them want you to buy the toy that goes with it?  What if it inspired them to help others?  

Lucky for you, The Little Red Wagon is that film, and it’s playing NEXT WEEK right here at the Regency in Agoura Hills, AND I have 5 sets of tickets for my readers!

The Little Red Wagon is the story of Zach Bonner, a 12-year-old boy in Tampa, Florida who started a crusade to help children left homeless after Hurricane Charlie hit the area in 2004.  From getting food and water to very needy families, to walking from Tampa to the White House to raise awareness about homeless children, Bonner’s efforts have helped thousands upon thousands of children.  He now runs The Little Red Wagon as a nonprofit to help underprivileged kids.

The movie was produced by local filmmaker Dr. Michael Guillen, who has been making appearances at elementary schools to help spread the message that Bonner started 8 years ago.

I dare you not to cry during this movie. You’ll probably want to take a nap, but hopefully you will be moved to act, even if it’s just to take a bag of nonperishable groceries to a local food pantry to help our needy neighbors.

The first five people who comment here will win a four-pack of tickets to see the film during its limited local run December 10 – 13 at the Regency Theater in Agoura Hills. Just make sure you enter your email address so I can contact you directly and the tickets will be mailed to via priority overnight mail.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Canyon Salon Celebrates Dying Founder With Benefit Day

What do you do when the owner of your beauty salon is dying? You stage a benefit, of course.

Sharon Perry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, right after she opened the successful Canyon Salon at its new location in Westlake Village. Having run the salon in the TJ Maxx plaza at Lindero Canyon Boulevard for many years before that, Perry is a celebrated businesswoman in the Conejo Valley who had created a community of stylists and satisfied customers and was well-known for her professionalism and service.

Stylist Shannon Whiteside shares a bit about the salon on her blog, The Color Stylist. “Sharon Perry, a legend in hair styling, had built the most amazing salon I had ever seen, The Canyon Salon, and was bringing together the most talented group of stylists I had ever seen..The Canyon Salon has provided a spectacular environment for me to express my art. My life is filled with happy laughing clients, who leave each day, looking more radiant than when they arrived.”

Now being run by Perry’s two nieces, the Canyon Salon has been long been planning this day of fundraising for the Hirschberg Foundation, which supports research into curing pancreatic cancer, to take place on May 6. Sadly, their inspiration, Sharon Perry herself, is at the tail end of her battle with the disease, and hanging on to life by a thread. Perry may not even live to the end of this week, let alone to see how well the fundraiser does.

Still, the team at the Canyon Salon is accepting donations and offering cut rate services on Sunday, May 6 from 12 – 6pm, as a tribute to their beloved Perry, and something positive they can do together with the community in her honor, and soon, in her memory.

Food Trucks Come To Agoura Hills During Agoura Munch Madness

Okay, so it took a high school fundraiser to lure the food trucks to Agoura Hills.  Forget the hungry mouths, desperate for gourmet treats on wheels because we hate to drive east of Calabasas.  Whatever the reason, I’m just glad I’ll get a chance to sample their wares, and so I’m saving my pennies for November 13 when the Agoura Hills International Baccalaureate Program holds Agoura Munch Madness – a collection of LA’s food trucks in the parking lot of the high school, accessible with a $5 pre-paid ticket or $7 the day of the event.  Crap, I’m hungry already.