Summer Kickoff

Special Events June 2016


It’s A Party! Summer Kick-Off Celebration! summer kickoff
Summer is here and what better way to welcome and celebrate it than spending the evening in the beautiful courtyard at Chateau La Jolla. Entertainment, along with wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and discover this hidden gem in the community. Transportation from the LJCC will be provided upon request. Mon, Jun 20, 6pm. Free, open to LJCC members ONLY. Reservation required.

Transition to the Summer Months Using a Yoga & Wellness Approach with Marjorie Nasspink lotusmarhorie nass
The teachings of yoga’s wellness branch, Ayurveda, teach us to stay balanced through the five elements (Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth) to help manage summer’s heat so we don’t burn out. Participants will learn simple and practical lifestyle habits and tips to stay balanced and feel great throughout the summer. Learn to utilize mindfulness and breathing practices, basic yoga poses, and simple food swaps that can make a big difference in your health and well-being. No experience is necessary. Tue, Jun 21, 11:15am. Free, open to all.

Politically Influential First Ladies of the Modern Era: Agendas and Causes Influential First Ladies
Join us for this fascinating course for a look into the political influences the First Ladies had in history! Each course will focus on a different First Lady and will discuss a variety of topics; Influence on husband’s political career from election to white house years, Relationship with husband: Image vs. Reality, Vicarious Achievement vs. Spousal Support, Commitment to women’s issues: preserver of status quo or path breaker. Course taught by Dr. Parvine Ghaffari, Retired Prof. of History, San Diego Miramar College.
Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
June 1:
Eleanor Roosevelt
June 8: Lady Bird Johnson
June 15: Rosalynn Carter
June 22: Nancy Reagan
June 29: Roundtable: Contemporary First Ladies
5 Week Course, $5/M, $10/NM per class.

Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents…
The Danny Green Trio: CD Release ConcertDG Trio
The Danny Green Trio celebrates the release of their new album, Altered Narratives. Green’s stellar trio featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, explores a panoply of moods and grooves, combining Brazilian influences with blues, swing and European classical influences. Released in March on OA2 Records, Altered Narratives has received glowing reviews worldwide. UK Vibe described the music saying, “The tunes themselves are like short stories, with each and every tale branching off, sometimes sincere and in ernest, sometimes playful and adventurous, yet always with a consummate skill and passion.” The Danny Green Trio has been touring the United States to promote Altered Narratives and they are very much looking forward to celebrating the release in their home town. The concert will feature music off of their new CD, as well as Green’s latest works, and jazz standards.
Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet. Fri, June 24. Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 8pm.
Pre-Purchased tickets are $18/M, $23/NM. Price at the door is $20-25.

Sono: Concert of Mexican Classics with an Opera Twistsono
Spend the evening with Sono; a group of young Mexican classically trained musicians, whose repertoire includes opera arias, zarzuelas, international music, Neapolitan and Mexican songs.  Free valet parking and light hors d’oeuvres included.
Wed, Jun 29, 7pm. $20/person. Limited seating. Reservations at or (619) 980-7643

Distinguished Speaker Series presents…
Advances in Cataract Surgery by Sanford G. Feldman, M.D.
Dr. Feldman is a nationally recognized expert in ophthalmology and has helped to develop books, video feldmanprograms, and interactive computer programs that are used by ophthalmologists throughout the U.S. to teach their patients about cataract surgery, LASIK, and common eye conditions. Dr. Feldman is a board certified ophthalmologist who has practiced in San Diego since 1984.  He has performed more than 18,000 vision-correcting procedures and specializes in advanced, small-incision cataract surgery with premium lens implants including multifocal and astigmatism-correcting implants, and in bladeless, wavefront-guided LASIK.  Dr. Feldman’s highly individualized and detail-oriented approach to laser vision correction, advanced cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology sets him apart. Thu, June 16. Wine reception 5-6pm. Lecture 6-7pm. Free, open to all.

Yoga and Ayurveda for Self-Healing with Anne Cleveland
Participants will practice and learn ways to promote good health through yoga, breathing and meditation. The focus will be on developing a daily routine of restorative practices based upon Ayurvedic principles. These practices are known to reverse the aging process, boost the immune system, relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia, ease major life changes and challenges and trigger the body’s natural healing abilities, gently balancing life energies and bringing health and well-being.
Thu, Jun 9, 6-7:30pm.  Free, open to all.

Italian for Travelers
Planning a trip to Italy? This two hour workshop will equip students with a basic set of handy communicative tools for comfortable interaction with the Italian people. In a lively, relaxed environment, participants learn key expressions, vocabulary words, and idioms necessary for the traveler. Travel tips, cultural aspects, regional characteristics, and social protocol and customs will also be presented. Note: No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Course taught by Paola Baracco, materials included. Tue, Jun 28, 10:30am-12:30pm. $20/M, $25/NM

Warfield Art Class: How to Start a Painting!
Learn beginner techniques in an upbeat environment! Class will concentrate on shape, value and color using acrylics. The best part? You go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours.” Not artistic? Don’t worry, Jackie will guide you through step by step recreating the days painting. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. Cost includes all materials, including light refreshments. All levels welcome. Every week is a different painting of a seascape, still life or landscape. 4 classes available. Mon, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27. 10:30am-12:30pm. Registration required. Pre-purchase: $20/M, $23/NM per class, Door: $28 per class.

Nouns: An Artist Reception
Enjoy an extraordinary photo exhibit and reception featuring the work of AAASD members Jeffrey Brosbe and Nicole Caulfield. The exhibit will run in the Las Patronas room from May 30 – July 30.
Fri, Jun 10, 5:30 – 7pm. Free, open to all.

This Month in La Jolla History
LJ History…THIS month!  Who built one of the first homes in La Jolla and where was it located? Who was the first Director of the Scripps Inst. of Oceanography & what interesting events led him to move to San Diego? What was the reason for the great “Whale Barbeque” in 1917 at the La Jolla Cove? What were the rules & regulations in La Jolla’s first Bathing Suit Ordinance in 1927? Who was William Templeton Johnson and how did he affect La Jolla and San Diego? Who was Kellogg Park in La Jolla Shores named for, and when was it dedicated? Join Dr. Linda H. Pequegnat for the answers to these questions and more about LJ history. Thu, Jun 16, 11:30am. Free/M, $5/NM.

Big Picture Planning for Seniors
Take Control of Your Future and Avoid Costly Mistakes. This 90 minute clinic will teach you: What legal documents you need to remain independent, How to age in place, What are your options for care, When moving makes sense, Who qualifies for a government benefit and more. Tue, Jun 14, 9:30am & 1:30pm. $25/person. To RSVP: (858) 848-0825. Complimentary Valet Parking . Bring a friend and get in free!

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, Jun 17 & Jul 1, 9:45am. $10/M, $15/NM.

Free Screening by a Doctor of Physical Therapy
Do you have any pain in your body? Lower back pain – Shoulder pain – Hip pain? Do you have any concerns about your balance? Do your concerns about your balance limit your activities of daily living? Kyoko Yamada, doctor of physical therapy at BeWell Home Physical Therapy, will be providing free screening to assess your joint flexibility, muscle strength, posture, coordination, balance, and gait performance. Provided are screenings and not treatments. Mon, Jun13, 1-2:30pm. Appointment required in advance. Free, open to all.

Lunch & Learn: Learn About the Gap in Medicare
You have choices! Learn About the Gap in Medicare. This event is presented by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years. Thu, Jun 16, 1pm. FREE, open to all.

Local Day Trip: MCASD Do Ho Suh Solo Exhibition
If you enjoyed UCSD’s “Fallen Star” installation, you will not want to miss this show. This solo exhibition by artist Do Ho Suh features work ranging from large-scale architectural installations and sculptures, to works on paper and video. Operating within a distinctly twenty-first century global mode, Suh crafts evocative works that reflect ideas of home, identity, and personal space. Grab lunch on your own across the street at one of the restaurants inside One America Plaza, San Diego’s tallest building and prominent fixture in the waterfront district of the downtown San Diego skyline. Mon, Jun 27, Depart 10:30am, Return 2pm. $35/M, $45/M. All Day Trips require a minimum of 25 Sign-Ups.

Day Trip: Lunch in Beverly Hills and LACMA
With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western United States. LACMA’s collections encompass the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. Enjoy free time for lunch at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel or shopping on Rodeo Drive before the museum. Thu, Jun 23. Depart 8am, Return 7pm. $50/M, $70/NM. All Day Trips require a minimum of 25 Sign-Ups.

UCSD Osher Lecture Series
Mon, Jun 6, 1:30pm Italy: Birthplace of Opera. Erica Miner, 60 mins
Mon, Jun 20, 1:30pm Edouard Manet: Father of Impressionism? Linda Blair, MA, 75 mins
Tue, Jun 7, 1:30pm A New Look at Impressionism: Renoir & Degas and 19th Century Paris. Linda Blair, MA, 90 mins
Tue, Jun 21, 1:30pm Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew. Michael Caldwell, Ph.D., 60 mins
Tue, Jun 28, 1:30pm Shakespeare: The Twelfth Night. Michael Caldwell, 60 mins
Fri, Jun 10, 1:30pm From Cubism to Surrealism: European Art from 1900-1945 Part I. Cornelia Feye, MA, 90 mins
Fri, Jun 17, 1:30pm From Cubism to Surrealism: European Art from 1900-1945 Part II. Cornelia Feye, MA, 90 mins
Fri, Jun 24, 1:30pm From Cubism to Surrealism: European Art from 1900-1945 Part II. Cornelia Feye, MA, 90 mins
$5/M, $10/NM per lecture

Ukulele Class with James Clarkston
Learn the chords, strumming, and melodies for the month’s songs – with the goal of playing the songs at the end of each class as an ensemble. James Clarkston’s style of teaching is all about learning in a fun and relaxed environment. It’s all about the joy of making music! 4 classes and monthly music book included with fee. Fri Jun 3, 10, 17, 24. 2 sessions offered: 10:45-11:45am and 12-1pm. $80/M, $90/NM. Registration Required. Limited to 10 participants.