Special Events: September ’16

Special Events/New Programs – Listed Chronologically

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.
8 week course begins Thu, Sep 1 – Oct 20, 5:15-7:15pm, $125/M, $160/NM. Registration Required.

Featured Artist Exhibition
Allied Artist Association of San Diego presents the works of Featured Artists Katarzyna Lappin and David Ainsley.
Meet and mingle with the featured artists and community members. Light refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome to bring family and friends.
Fri, Sep 2, 5-7pm. Admission is Free.

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.

Learn Italian: Beginners II & Intermediate
Whether you are planning a trip to Italy, challenging yourself, or simply embracing the beautiful Italian language and culture, our classes will provide the framework that is necessary to communicate effectively in real life situations. Learn from an amazing instructor who makes learning Italian fun and easy. Instructor: Paola Baracco.
Beginners II: Thu, Sep 8, 9am.
Intermediate: Tue, Sep 6, 9am.
$130/M, $150/NM. 8 week course. Minimum number of students required.

Fantasia Española: 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.

Warfield Art Class: Art & Wine in the Afternoon
Looking for a way to explore your artistic side but don’t know where to start? This is an upbeat creative class where you will learn the basics of acrylic painting. You will be guided step by step to recreate the afternoon’s featured painting and will go home with a painting you can call uniquely yours. Class taught by Jackie Warfield. Cost includes materials, wine for sale. All levels welcome.
Fri, Sep 9, 16, 23, 30, 1pm-3pm. Registration required. Pre-purchase: $20/M, $23/NM per class, Door: $28 per class.

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.

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. 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. A new painting is started every week. Class taught by Jackie Warfield. Cost includes materials. All levels welcome.
Mon, Sep 12, 19, 26, 10:30am-12:30pm. Registration required. Pre-purchase: $20/M, $23/NM per class, Door: $28 per class.

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, Sep 13, 6pm. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

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, Sep 13, 9:30am. $25/person. To RSVP: (858) 848-0825. Free Valet Parking.

Opera Wednesdays
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, Sep 14, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.

This Month in La Jolla History
From the book “This Day in San Diego History” by Dr. Linda Pequegnat, learn what historical happenings happened in La Jolla! When were street lights first installed in La Jolla and when did San Diego get its first street lights? During what years was La Jolla served by an electric trolley system and where was one of the main trolley stations located? When did Channel 10 TV broadcast its first TV program and how was La Jolla involved?
Thu, Sep 15, 11:30am. Free/M, $5/NM.

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, Sep 15, 1pm. FREE, open to all. Registration Required.

A Many-Strings Concert: The Roots of American Folk Music
Enjoy a delightful selection of music from the Renaissance, Bach, the British Isles, American Roots, and contemporary American compositions. Many-Strings is the musical collaboration of hammered dulcimer and guitar. The instrumental music is a delightful mix of Renaissance, Celtic, American and classical melodies. The rich interaction between instruments creates a sound that is simultaneously upbeat and melodic.
Fri, Sep 16, 1:00pm. $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required.

Cooking with Phillis Carey “The Casual Gourmet”
Wine Country Cooking:
Experience the flavors of California Wine Country Cuisine right in your own kitchen with these tasty recipes.
Tue, Sep 20, 11:30am. $45/M, $50/NM. To register for classes, email or call (760) 942-1756.

An American Original: Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland has been deemed the “Dean” of American Classical Music. Winner of The Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, and the Congressional Medal of Honor, Copland’s music is dramatic and uniquely American. Copland’s musical impressions of the wild west, its’ outlaws, the lives of cowboys and cowgirls, and the landscape of the American frontier will be featured. Americans have made fabulous contributions to the world of classical music and this hour will feature music that we can enjoy with great pride.
Tue, Sep 20, 1:00 pm. $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required.

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, Sep 21, 11:00am. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

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 26, 10-11:30am. $60/M, $70/NM.

Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents TRIO DE JANEIRO
Featuring Lori Bell, Ron Satterfield and Tommy Aros
Award winning musicians Lori Bell, flutes – Ron Satterfield, guitar, vocals, piano – Tommy Aros, percussion come together with a high energy Brazilian tinged, straight ahead trio with an original approach to jazz Standards, Brazilian, original compositions and folk music using a plethora of grooves from samba, swing, fusion, jazz modal, odd times and more. Enjoy music by Gershwin, Jobim, James Taylor and more.
Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet.
Friday, September 23. Doors open at 7:00pm, Show starts at 8:00pm.
Pre-purchase $18/M, $23/NM. Door $20/M, $25/NM.

Lunch N’ Learn with Care Placement
Get your questions answered about Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care with Michael Ortman from Care Placement, San Diego’s experts on elder care. Who qualifies for Aid and Attendance through the VA? What is a “respite stay”? What is a board and care and how are they regulated? Did you know there are ten board and cares in La Jolla alone? How do I know what is right for my loved one? Receive great resources and enjoy a catered lunch by Rubio’s.
Wed, Sep 28, 11:30am. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

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.
All showings on Thu at 2pm. Free/M, $5/NM.
Thu, Sep 22:
Da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine” & Jan van Eyck’s “Ghent Altarpiece”
Thu, Sep 29: Van Gogh’s Sunflowers series & Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise”

Movie Club: International Films
Wed, Sep 7 – Un Coeur En Hiver (France, 1993)
Wed, Sep 21 – Aqui Entre Nos (Mexico, 2012)
Wed, Sep 14 – Place Vendome (France, 1998)
Wed, Sep 28 – Viva La Liverta (Italy, 2013)
All showings at 1:30pm. Free/M, $5/NM. * All films subject to change without notice.

Mandala Coloring Meditation
Within its circular shape, the mandala has the power to promote relaxation, balance the body’s energies, enhance your creativity, and support healing. By simply coloring mandalas, one can accomplish the following: relax & enhance your meditation, balance your body, your mind, and your spirit, expand your creativity, increase your self-awareness, encourage your self-expression. 60 min class, 20 min light yoga and breathing exercises, followed by 40 minutes of Mandala Coloring Meditation.
Every Wednesday starting in September, 10:30am. Free/M, $8/NM.

The La Jolla Theatre Ensemble: 1 Month: 2 Staged Readings!
I’M NOT RAPPAPORT: Herb Gardner’s I’M NOT RAPPAPORT focuses on Nat Moyer, a feisty Jew, and Midge Carter, a cantankerous African-American, who spend their days sitting on a Central Park bench masking the realities of aging, sharing tall tales that Nat spins.
Sat, Sep 10 & Mon, Sep 12, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF: A reprise of the July production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, featuring a different (but equally good) cast. Come see one of the most provocative and entertaining family dramas of all-time.
Thu, Sep 29 and Fri, Sep 30, 7pm: $10 suggested donation.

NEW! Rueda de Casino: Dance Class
Cuban group dance, danced to lively, up-beat salsa music with or without a partner as part of a larger group with the dance moves being called by one person.
Every Wednesday starting in September, 3pm. $10/M, $12/NM per class

NEW! Salsa Suelta: Dance Class
Cuban style salsa danced without a partner. This class is great for coordination, cardio footwork and isolation.
Every Wednesday starting in September, 4pm. $10/M, $12/NM per class

Learn Spanish: Beginners II & Conversation
Conversation Intermediate: Tue, Sep 6, 2:15-3:35pm.
Beginners II: Tue, Sep 6, 3:45-5:05pm.
Instructor Alicia Flores. $65/M, $75/NM. 4 week course, 80 min classes.

Day Trip: Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Visit the new 17,000sqft building is where you can learn more about Sunnylands and about Walter and Leonore Annenberg and their commitment to serving their country, to philanthropy, to education, and to the arts. A large gallery contains six interactive media stations to explore, all which focus on a specific aspect of Sunnylands. Learn about midcentury modern architecture, the house’s interior design and golf course, the art collections, the Annenbergs and their Sunnylands guests, and sustainability practices.
Thu, Oct 20. Depart 7:30am, Return 6pm. $65/M, $85/NM. ONLY 30 SEATS AVAILABLE.