Special Events November ’16

Confused about the Propositions and County Measures on the Ballot?
Randall Christison, attorney and author, will discuss the 17 statewide propositions and eleven city and county measures on the November ballot. For each ballot proposal, he will describe the background and current law, what the proposition proposes, the currently identified consequences, and list those endorsing and those contributing to the campaign. Because his goal is education and not advocacy, he will make no recommendations. Rather his goal is that every person will be able to vote intelligently and confidently on each ballot proposal.
Tue, Nov 1, 6pm. Free, open to all. Please register.

Songs from South of the Border
Enjoy a soulful evening of Latin music featuring classic and original songs from South America.  Take in the smooth voice and stylings of Peruvian musician, Ossie Arciniega. Joining him will be Carlos Velasco, guitar and vocals, Kevin Moraine, guitar and bass and special guest Miguel Lopez playing the harp.
Sat, Nov 5, 7pm. $20/M, $25/NM. Complimentary Valet parking. Bites and beverages for sale.

A Many-Strings Concert: The Maritime Set
Enjoy a Many-Strings concert featuring Jamie on hammered dulcimer and Chris on guitar. Musical selections will feature the beauty of our oceans, lakes, rivers, and our experiences of them. There will even be a gorgeous musical painting of orcas traveling on a moonlit evening.
Wed, Nov 9, 1pm. $12/M, 15/NM.

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.
Nov 9, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.

Live Art with Heart
Join us for a fantastic night filled with ART! Enjoy live Art Demos, affordable art for sale – perfect for the upcoming Holidays, Live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres and more! Speed Artist Amy Burkman will create a couple of beautiful pieces right before your eyes – IN LESS THAN 7 MINUTES! The finished art will be auctioned off to the highest bidder! The Allied Artist Association of San Diego will have several members displaying affordable art for sale. Sponsored by Chateau La Jolla Inn.
Thu, Nov 10. 6-830pm. Free, open to all. Complementary valet parking. Please RSVP (858) 459-0831.

Lunch Bunch at The LOT
Join the group as we lunch around town! This month enjoy lunch at the hot spot in town, The LOT! Enjoy their beautiful décor and delicious food – and stick around to enjoy a film! Meet and mingle with community members over a delicious lunch. Price includes lunch and film.
Tue, Nov 15, 11:30am at The LOT, $30/per person.

The Science of Style Workshop
What does your personal style say about you? Are you projecting the image you want to portray with the clothes you wear? Are you making the most of your body shape? Is getting dressed a struggle sometimes, most of the time, or all of the time? Confidence about how you look comes down to dressing in a manner that aligns your personal style, lifestyle, and having clothes that fit and flatter your shape.
During this interactive 2-hour workshop you will: Discover and define your personal style, learn the elements of each personality style, determine your body proportions, gain tips to accentuate your body shape, and more! Course taught by Donna Dotson.
Tue, Nov 15. 1:30-3:30pm. $15/M, $18/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. Sponsored by Monarch Cottage.
Wed, Nov 16, 11:00am. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

Experiencing Music through Percussion
Your instructor, Chris Burns, will provide special Remo drums and shakers for up to 30, and guide the participants through an experience of Native American, classical, jazz, American Roots, rock, and country music: a sound track that celebrates the diversity of mankind’s music.
Wed, Nov 16, 2pm. $12/M, 15/NM.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Half-day Experiential Retreat
To cultivate mindful awareness, self-kindness and self-compassion skills.
Course taught by Susan Knier is a Licensed Occupational Therapist, Education Specialist, & Project Manager.
About the Retreat: This half-day Mindful Self Compassion experiential retreat is part of an  empirically-supported 8-week program based on pioneering research by Kristin Neff, Ph.D., University of Texas and the clinical expertise of Chris Germer, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Health Alliance. Research demonstrates that MSC is strongly associated with emotional well-being and can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress. During this experiential retreat, participants will have an opportunity to experience 3 core MSC meditations, as well as other facilitated informal practices. For most of the morning, participants will practice in silence, to enable a deeper experience. Participants are encouraged to bring supports; a floor mat to lie down upon, a blanket to get cozy, a meditation cushion—anything that would provide more comfort to the individual.
Sat, Nov 19, 9:30am-1:00pm. Registration required. Space limited. $20/M, $25/NM (N/A for 8-week MSC members)

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.
Tue, Nov 22:
Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Cezanne’s “The Boy in the Red Vest”
Tue, Nov 29: The Stolen Works of J.M.W. Turner and Rapahel’s “II Spasimo”

Movie Club: International Films
Wed, Nov 2 – Diplomacy (Sweden, 2014)
Wed, Nov 9 – Tengo Ganas De Ti (Spain, 2012)
Wed, Nov 16 – Parched (India, 2015)
Wed, Nov 23 – Naked Among Wolves (Germany, 2015)
Wed, Nov 30 – Secrets of War (Netherlands, 2014)
All showings at 1:30pm. Free/M, $5/NM. * All films subject to change without notice.

The Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health
Just like the body the brain can show signs of aging over time. While this is a natural result of growing older, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. Join us for a fun and informative 6 week series led by brain fitness expert Michelle Wile from Home Care Assistance. In the Mind Fit groups you will learn about proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including fun group activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a science based cognitive stimulation program.
Nov 2: Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup
Nov 9: Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation
Nov 16: Magnify, Entangled Figures, Visual Puzzles
Wednesdays at 3:30-4:30pm. Free, open to all.

Lunch & Learn:
Medicare – Open Enrollment is Here!
Come and learn how to make changes to various aspects of your coverage during the annual enrollment period. This event is presented by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years.
Thu, Nov 17, 1pm. FREE, open to all. Registration Required.

Social Mahjong
Interested in joining a Mahjong group? Are you an experienced player? If so, join this social group once a week!
Every Wednesday in November, 12-3pm.
Free/M, $5/NM. Please call to sign up.