Ukulele Class

Special Events – August 2016

Special Events/New Programs – Listed Chronologically

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 materials, including light refreshments. All levels welcome. You will start a new painting every week. Have a picture you love of a landscape or seascape? Maybe a favorite vacation destination? Bring an 8×10 copy and recreate it! Class taught by Jackie Warfield.
Mon, Aug, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30am-12:30pm.
Registration required. Pre-purchase: $20/M, $23/NM per class, Door: $28 per class

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) 8 Week Course
by Susan Knier, Compassion and Mindfulness Facilitator
Research demonstrates that MSC training is strongly associated with emotional well-being. It is designed to teach strategies to respond with greater stress resilience and self-kindness. In-class activities include brief talks, experiential exercises, and group discussions.
Free introduction class Thu, Aug 4, 5:15pm.
8 week course begins Thu, Sep 1 – Oct 20, 5:15-7:15pm
, $125/M, $160/NM.
Registration Required.

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the Music and History
The “1812 Overture” is a brilliant and exiting musical portrait of Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia. We will appreciate the 1812 battle through the music: its military charges, disparate prayers and celebrations.  In this class history and music join hands: Why did the great French general experience the complete collapse of his military campaign? We will also appreciate Tchaikovsky’s life. Music, history, Tchaikovsky, and Napoleon are our focus in this one-hour musical event.
Tue, Aug 9, 1pm. $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required.

Opera Wednesday
Come listen to Southern California’s Top Opera Singers! Every Second Wednesday of the month! The artists will consist of past and present  Metropolitan Opera Competition Winners, active San Diego Opera performers and guest artists who have sung all over the world.
Wed, Aug 10, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.

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, Aug 11, 1pm. FREE, open to all. Registration Required.

TREDwise: Get There Safely
What is ‘TREDwise’? A free 45-minute class is presented by UCSD safety experts and the San Diego Police Department. The program is available to promote pedestrian safety for older adults in San Diego County. What will participants learn? Dangers faced by pedestrians, Traffic rules for walking, Defensive walking strategies, Increasing visibility for safety.
Tue, Aug 16, 1pm. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

Cooking with Phillis Carey “The Casual Gourmet”
To register for classes, email or call (760) 942-1756.
$45/M, $50/NM per class.
Summertime Italian

Any time of year is Italian season.  Here are several warm weather dishes with an Italian flair to enjoy this summer.
Tue, Aug 16, 11:30am.
Summer Cooking in San Diego  

Summer is heating up but in San Diego we’re outside enjoying the sun and these dishes—all perfect for entertaining or just a family affair.
Tue, Aug 23, 11:30am

Cafe’ Social: A Social Gathering for Seniors.
Please join us for a fun afternoon! Enjoy a delicious lunch, treats, conversation and group activities, including art, music and spirited discourse on topics of interest to you. Bring your ideas on how to keep the program relevant and exciting for the La Jolla community! Lunch will be served.
Wed, Aug 17, 11:00am. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

Leonardo da Vinci: Portrait of a Genius and His Art
Leonardo da Vinci is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest geniuses in history.  What were the experiences in his early life that contributed to his body of work? What secrets lie behind some of his outstanding art works?  Does his Last Supper have an astrological dimension?  Please join art historian Douglas Barker for a slide-illustrated talk on this complex man and his exquisite paintings and sculptures.
Thu, Aug 18, 7pm. $10/M, $15/NM. Refreshments served.

Raiders of the Lost Art: Video Series
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.
Aug 22:
Edward Munch’s “The Scream” & Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”
Aug 29:
“The Self-Portraits of Rembrandt van Rijn” & “El Greco”
All showings on Mondays at 1pm. Free/M, $5/NM.

“Composition: Different Ways to See What You’re Looking At”
Photographer Steve Gould will be giving a presentation on composition in photography, using examples from some of his award winning photos from around the world to demonstrate his points. Steve is a San Diego photographer, who specializes in landscape, nature, wildlife, and underwater photography from around the world.  His images have been exhibited in many shows and galleries around San Diego County. Steve has published three books including “San Diego: A Photographic Portrait,” This presentation should be of great interest to photographers and painters, as well as anyone who enjoys art.
Tue, Aug 23, 6pm. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

Of Julia and Men: Book Reading and Signing
Join local author, Peggy Hinaekian, for a book reading and discussion about her new book has recently been included in the New York Times Book Review Magazine under “Discover New Titles – Great Stories, Unique Perspectives.” This intriguing tale follows the intertwined lives of Julia and men in an engaging story of love, passion and forgiveness. Those who purchase a copy of the book will receive a signed and numbered print of Peggy Hinaekian’s artwork.
Wed, Aug 24, 2:30pm. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

Noche Latina featuring Julio de la Huerta & Friends
Enjoy a night full of latin fusion! Celebrate the hot and sassy Latino culture from Mexico to Cuba and Brazil to Argentina! Emmerse yourself in the musical styling of the Maestro, Julio de la Huerta and friends, enjoy authentic Latin bites and dance the night away.
Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and valet parking.
Fri, Aug 26. Doors open at 6:30pm, Band and dancing starts at 7:30pm.
Pre-purchase $18/M, $23/NM. Door $20/M, $25/NM.

Movie Club: International Films
Wed, Aug 3 – Corazon de Leon (Argentina, 2013)
Wed, Aug 10 – Tracks (Australia, 2013)
Wed, Aug 17 – Man Up (UK, 2015)
Wed, Aug 24 – My Father’s Guests (France, 2010)
Wed, Aug 31 – Human Capital (Italy, 2013)
All showings at 1:30pm. Free/M, $5/NM. * All films subject to change without notice.

Music Appreciation PLUS: A Four-Part Course (continued)
This series is for all who want to improve their listening and focusing skills and be truly awakened by music and remarkable musicians.
Aug 5: Learning the basics of musical grammar.
Aug 12: Identifying of various musical styles, genres, and periods. Each class will be dedicated to different elements of music.
Course taught by Polina Sisman.
Fridays 1-2pm. Drop-In Price $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required.


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. Tue, Sep 6, 10:30am-12:30pm. $20/M, $25/NM.

Fantasia Español: A Concert of Spanish & International Classics by Piano and Guitar
Spend the evening with internationally acclaimed Elena Galitskaia (piano) & Cesar Marmolejo (guitar).  Enjoy the mastery of music with pieces from composers such as Isaac Albeniz, L. Boccherini, Joaquín Rodrigo and A. Villoldo “El Choclo” among others. This program has thrilled audiences in stages around Mexico and is now available in La Jolla for one night! Free valet parking and light hors d’oeuvres included.
Wed, Sep 7, 7pm. $25/person.
Limited seating, please RSVP at or 619 931 8871.

Fall Bridge Lessons by Scott Farr
Beginning I:
 Mondays, September 12 – November 14 10:30 – 12:30pm
Intermediate I: Mondays, September 12 – November 14 2:30 – 4:30pm
Intermediate II: Tuesdays, September 13 – November 15 10:00 – Noon
For questions or information contact: Jane Farr 858-455-5406,
10 week course, $150/M, $175/NM. Registration required.

Capturing Your Memoir: 6 Week Course

Everyone has a story to tell. If you’ve ever thought about documenting your life story, here is your chance to make it a reality. The course will include exercises and feedback to inspire you to begin the process of writing your memoir. Students will have the opportunity to work on their life story and exchange ideas during the sessions. Don’t miss out on your chance to preserve your family history. Intended for writers of all abilities. Course taught by Sid Shapira. Wed, Sep 21 – Oct 19, 10-11:30am. $60/M, $70/NM.