Special Events in May 2016
The following events are Special Events and New Classes. Please RSVP at (858) 459-0831
Community Health & Resource Fair!
For Adults, Seniors and their Families
Sponsored by Pacific Pearl La Jolla
Receive the information and resources you need to achieve and maintain an active, happy life! Listen to great speakers and participate in demonstrations. Enjoy free refreshments, giveaways, prizes and more!
Free Seminars include: The Best of Conventional & Natural Medicine, Benefits of Acupuncture, iPhone for Beginners, Aging in Place and more.
Free Demos include: Zumba, Line-Dancing, Essentrics, Belly Dancing, Fall Prevention and much more!
Free Admission and Valet Parking!
Fri, May 13, 10am-2pm.
Distinguished Speaker Series presents…
District 1 Candidates*
Meet the District 1 candidates and learn about their qualifications and vision for the community. The event will be an open forum and will be moderated by La Jolla Town Council Trustee, Cindy Greatrex. Audiences will have a chance to submit questions in advance to be asked that evening. District 1 Candidates: Barbara Bry, Ray Ellis, Kyle Heiskala, Bruce Lightner* and Louis A. Rodolico.
*Although the invitation was extended to everyone, Bruce Lightner declined due to a schedule conflict.
Monday, May 9th, 6-7:30pm. Open to all, please RSVP at (858) 459-0831.
More info here
Dinner Dance featuring John Cain and KatieCat
Start the evening with a buffet dinner amongst friends and prepare to dance the calories away with the vocal styling of John Cain!
KatieCat and Cain are a talented duo that is sure to amaze and have you jumping out of your seat with every song!
Ticket includes dinner, dessert, 1 beverage ticket.
Sat, May 21, 7-9pm. $22/M, $26/NM.
A Night with Concert Pianist, Daniel Wnukowski
Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls.
He has performed with many orchestras and International festivals with conductors such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alain Trudel and David Amos.
Thu, May 19, 7pm. $15/person. No host bar available.
Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents…
Jazz Standards and A Special Tribute to David Bowie
Pianist Mike Garson and flutist Lori Bell team up to explore musical ideas on Jazz Standards, original compositions, and a special tribute to David Bowie. Mike Garson is a musical genius and accomplished musician in many facets and was David Bowies’ pianist and artistic director for over 25 years. Any time Lori and Mike get together, it is sure to be an unforgettable evening.
Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet.
Fri, May 27. Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 8pm. Pre-purchase $18/M, $23/NM. Door $20/M, $25/NM.
OCCUPY BRAIN STREET: How to Use Neuroscience to Improve Your Own Brain’s Health
Exciting discoveries in neuroscience are discovered daily, as researchers close in on a cure Alzheimer’s or Parkinson. Tools exist that can show a person’s brain with unprecedented clarity. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for example, can reveal, non-invasively, how the brain changes with age or when a disease process has begun sneaking its way into the fabric of brain tissue, even before clinical symptoms appear. And yet; all this potential to foster brain health and mental fitness is largely confined within academic and healthcare institutions as civilians do not have access to the knowledge and tools generated by sponsored research. Dr. Jacopo Annese will talk about ways in which information crucial to foster personal brain fitness and mental longevity can be made available more broadly and how non-experts can take control over the health of their brains to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Jacopo Annese, Ph.D., is CEO of The Institute for Brain and Society.
Tue, May 17. Wine reception 5:30-6pm. Lecture 6-7pm. Free, open to all.
LJCC’s Lunch Bunch
This month enjoy a town favorite: Whisknladle. Meet and mingle with community members over a delicious lunch. Includes beverage, entrée, dessert.
Wed, May 25, 11:30am at Whisknladle. $25/per person. Limited to the first 20 to RSVP.
Raiders of the Lost Art
Throughout history, some of the world’s most amazing works of art have simply disappeared. Through re-enactment, rare archive, and expert comment we see how these treasures were looted, stolen or vanished into the archives.
May 9: Hitler’s Art Dealer
May 16: The Hunt for Faberge Eggs
May 23: Van Gogh’s Guardian.
All showings at 2pm. Free/M, $5/NM
La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents…
Spring has sprung and baseball season is here! Hopefully the Padres won’t be mired in last place! Regardless, enjoy a staged reading of baseball theme. Local playwright Tim West has written a beautiful play about baseball and family called “Cooperstown.” In 1969, supported by his daughter-in-law and grandson, an aging former player makes an unexpected trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame with his English-teacher son. Don’t miss this gem!
Fri, May 20 & Mon, May 23, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.
Decreasing Lower Back Pain
Learn about the cause of Lower Back Pain; one of the most common issues in adults and seniors. Physical Therapist, Kyoko Yamada, will be discussing the most common types of back pain, symptoms, and possible causes and preventative measures. Stick around to the end, where Kyoko will introduce exercises that you can easily do at home to improve posture and balance and decrease back pain. Mon, May 2, 1:30pm. Free, open to all.
Cooking with Phillis Carey
Stuffed Chicken Breasts Galore! Tue, May 17, 11:30am
Summertime/Memorial Day: BBQ Tue, May 24, 11:30am
To register for classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 942-1756. $45/M, $50/NM class.
Learn from an amazing instructor who makes learning the language fun and easy.
Course begins Tue, May 10, 9am. $128/M, $148/NM. 8 week course. Minimum number of students required.
Traditional Belly Dancing
This class will cover basic belly dance movements and steps and include drills and repetition to traditional and popular Egyptian music. Before you know it you will be dancing and understanding Egyptian dance, music, lyrics, culture and more. Bring belly dancing hip scarf if you own one.
Fri, May 6 & 20, 9:45am. $10/M, $15/NM.
iPad Classes for Complete Beginners with Ruth
Bring your IPad or IPhone and all your questions. Receive help troubleshooting your issues and cover subjects of interest to the group. Bring your Apple ID and password.
May 5: Get Started
May 12: Get Connected
May 19: Get Organized
May 26: Get Online
Thu, 10am, $5/M, $10/NM.
Learning to Use UBER
Have you heard of Uber? Know that it’s “kind of like a Taxi, but cheaper?” This is true, but you must have a smart phone to use it. Learn the basics from downloading the app to creating an account and instantly booking a ride! This service has proven to be user friendly, dependable and affordable, learn how to use it today! Instructor: Eva Dunlap.
Thu, May 12, 1pm. $5/M, $10/NM.
This Month in La Jolla History
LJ History…THIS month! How were La Jolla’s street names changed in 1900 and who were some of the streets named for? What important event happened in La Jolla on May 15, 1894? When was the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s pier built — and who paid for it? When did Girard Ave. become paved for the first time? Join Dr. Linda H. Pequegnat for the answers to these questions and more about LJ history. Thu, May 19, 11:30am. Free/M, $5/NM.
Lunch & Learn: What You Need to Know About Title 18 (Medicare)
Learn about your freedom of choice & confidentiality: How Medicare Affects the Doctor – Patient Relationship. This event is presented by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years.
2 Sessions available: Thu May 12 and Thu May 26. Must only attend 1. FREE, open to all. Please RSVP.