Holiday Happenings & More

To RSVP for an event call (858) 459-0831.
More class/program info below.

Artist Reception & Boutique Shopping 
Featuring Artists Dottie Stanley and Rudy Villasenor img_6662
with Carolyn Brockhaus’ rolling boutique “Dressed Up”
Meet and mingle with the featured artists and community members. Enjoy music and refreshments and shopping with Carolyn Brockhaus’ Dressed Up boutique which will feature designers Joseph Ribkoff and Alberto Mikali at incredible prices- 50% to 75% off – to be displayed in the Great Room. Guests are welcome to bring family and friends. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served.
Fri, Dec 2, 5:30-8:30pm. Admission is Free.

Noche Navideña: A Latin Holiday Concert cisco-and-julio
Get in the Holiday spirit! Spend the evening with Franky Romeo, singer and guitarist, “El Maestro” Julio de la Huerta on guitar and Luis Romero on bass. The concert will feature Latin songs, American classics as well as fun Holiday songs.  There will also be a not to be missed guest appearance by internationally renowned tenor, Daniel Hendrick.
Thu, Dec 8, 8pm. $25/person. Bites and beverages for sale.
Please RSVP. Free valet parking.

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Join us for our Annual Member Holiday Luncheon! Come early to enjoy some “pre-Holiday” shopping with vendors exhibiting clothes, accessories, art and other goods. Enjoy a delicious lunch and stick around for all the fun raffles, silent auction and entertainment!
Happy Holidays!
Mon, Dec 12. Lunch served at 12pm, Doors open at 11am-2pm for Holiday Shopping.
FREE/M, $15/NM. Reservations required.

Holidays at The Del & Sleigh Ride in San Diego hotel-del-holidays
This season celebrate the wonder and magic of the holidays as America’s beachfront legend transforms into a winter wonderland of ice and lights, sparkles and snowflakes. With the return of the magnificent outdoor ice rink and DELights. Hues of white, gold and silver metallics will adorn the property from the twinkling white lights on the historic Victorian building to the spectacular two-story lobby tree. Before the night’s over we will visit several festive sights such as Candy Cane Lane, Jingle Bell Hill and more. Enjoy eggnog and treats before you get on the bus and enjoy your evening!
Tue, Dec 13, $25/M, $35/NM, Depart 4pm, Return 9pm.
Minimum reservation required.

Cooking with Phillis Carey “The Casual Gourmet” Phillis Carey
Holiday Dinner Party
Get ready to prepare a Holiday feast with the following delicious recipes!
Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup with Crispy Bacon, Caramelized Apple Salad with Spicy Orange Vinaigrette, Filet Mignon with Mustard Port Sauce and Red Onion Confit, Roasted Crimini Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs, Creamy Mashed Potatoes Swirled with Garlic Spinach, Decadent Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting.
Tue, Dec 13, 11:30am, $50/M, $55/NM.
Register at or (760) 942-1756.

Opera WednesdaysOW LJCC
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, Dec 14, 7pm.
$10 Suggested donation.

La Jolla Theatre Ensemble
Enjoy an original version of “A Christmas Carol” by San Diegan Matt Thompson. Plot: A community group gathers for their annual chritsmascarolradio-show performance of Charles Dickens’ famous story, but will the actor playing Scrooge make it in time, and can the troupe pull it off, despite the bad weather? Come and find out in “A Christmas Carol: A Classic Radio Play”
Tue, Dec 20 & Wed, Dec 21, 7pm.
$10 Suggested donation.

Meditation and Music: 1st Edition
Music nourishes our emotional and cognitive health. During this hour you’ll experience the peace that accompanies mindful meditation accompanied by music. Musical selections will include classical, Celtic, and a variety of other genres. There will also be the opportunity to reflect on the wisdom of Western and Eastern philosophers. Meditation, music, and thoughtful reflection will enrich your day.
Thu, Dec 8, 1pm. $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required. Minimum 8 students.

Music Appreciation: Focus on Chamber Music
If you have a natural aptitude for music you will enjoy classes with Polina Sisman, an accomplished pianist and pedagogue.  She will present an insightful glimpse into the world of music. Listening to the music played by Polina or listening to recordings with her guidance will advance your appreciation and understanding of music. Chamber music will be the main focus. Classes are slightly progressive.
Dec 2:  Elements of Music, Sound in Rhythm. String Quartets, Classical Period
Dec 9: Elements of Music, Sound, Rhythm and Form. Romantic Quintets
Fri, Dec 2 & Dec 9, 12:30pm. $12/M, $15/NM per class. Registration required.

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! 3 classes and monthly music book included with fee.
Fri, Dec 2, 9, 16, 30, 10:45-11:45am.

$80/M, $90/NM. Registration Required. Limited to 10 participants.

Jewelry Making Class
Learn how to make beautiful jewelry with expert jewelry maker, Yolanda! Whether it’s for yourself or for gifts, making jewelry is a fun way to bring out your creative side and make a gift from the heart.
Wed, Dec 14 & 28, 12-2pm. $15/M, $20/NM, PER CLASS. $5 Material fees. Registration required.

Learn to Use Your iPad & iPhone
Learn the basics of your iPhone and iPad and take advantage of what technology has to offer! Use your iPhone or iPad in your everyday life to accelerate your world. Connect with friends, family or use it for events and reminders.
Mon, 10:30am and Thu, 1:30pm. $10/M, $15/NM.

Art Class with Live Model – Uninstructed
Join artists from all levels to paint from a live model.
Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Model Fee + Free/M, $5/NM. Reservations required to secure your spot: Dottie Stanley at

Social Bridge Every Wed, 12:30pm. Walk-Ins welcome.

French Conversation Every Tue, 10:30am. FREE/M, $5/NM.

Social Scrabble Group
Scrabble is a great way to meet people and stimulate the brain! 4 players are needed per game so call in advance to reserve a seat to play.
Tue, Dec 13 & 27, 2:30pm. FREE/M, $5/NM.

Guided Primordial Sound Meditation
Meditation made easy for beginners. Come and feel your inner peace. Taught by Michelle Stallone-Eggers, Chopra Center Certified Instructor.
Tue, 4:45pm. $5/M, $8/NM.

Functional Flow Yoga
This new class involves poses that promote healthy joints, strength building, stretching, conscious breathing, meditation and deep relaxation. Benefits include: increase d energy, stress relief, better breath, improved mobility to enhance daily life.
Fri, 9:45-10:45am. $7/M, $10/NM.

Svaroopa® Yoga
Based on core release and spinal decompression using precise alignments to create an inner opening from the base of the spine to the top. The theme this month is upper spinal release. Every pose is for the spine but we will explore poses that in particular identify and release areas of the upper spine that are tight. Every class includes healing benefits of guided relaxation/awareness and breathing practice of ujjayi pranayama. Everyone is welcome.
Wed 9-10:30am. Sat, 2:30-4pm. $13/M, $15/NM. No class Dec 24, 31.

Focuses on hypnotic Latin rhythms and very easy-to-follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program. Benefits: tones, enhances bone density, strength and flexibility, boosts metabolism and improves cognitive functions.
Tue at 8:15am & Fri at 8:30am, $10/M, $12/NM. NO SATURDAY CLASSES.

It’s not just for two but for everyone! Come experience a fun workout while learning new and favorites dances taught by Pat Murray.
Mon & Thu, 1pm. $5/M, $7/NM. Registration and payment required for January classes.

Pilates Mat Class
This class is great for building strength in a safe way and helping with a loss of balance as we age. Pilates is a safe and gentle way to increase core strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone and stamina.
Tue 2pm. Free/M, $8/NM.

Ico-Dance – Yes, You Can Dance!
Ico-Dance offers a supportive, gently paced and low-impact class in expressive dance.  Added benefits of enhancing flexibility, balance, energy, emotional connection and body confidence.
Mon, 9am. $7/M, $12/NM. No class Dec 19, 26 & Jan 2.

Silver Age Yoga
A very gentle style of hatha yoga designed to meet the specific health concerns and challenges seniors face, balance, posture, breathing and stretching.
Every Tue, 10am & Thu, 9am. $4-8. No class Dec 20, 22, 27, 29.

Kundalini Yoga
Focuses on breathing and meditation and involves stretching and cardiovascular exercises.
Fri, 11:15am. Free/M, $8/NM.

Deep Yoga Flow Connects breath to movement, so the physical practice of Yoga (asana) becomes a meditation in motion that fosters flexibility, strength, focus and clarity.
Wed, 11am & Sat, 11:30am. $5/M, $10/NM.

Qi Gong Style Tai Chi
T’ai Chi is a very gentle exercise that will benefit any age person coping with arthritis in joints by using easy movement to lubricate joints, and lowering high blood pressure by natural calming and relaxation.
Wed, 7pm & Thu, 10:30am. $5/M, $6/NM. No class Dec 21, 22, 28 or 29.

Chair Yoga
This gentle yoga flow class focuses on alignment with attention to breath, movement, and meditation. Poses are practiced on chairs and standing.
Thu, 10:15am. Free to all.

Ashtanga Flow Yoga
A fast-paced, vigorous class based on the principles of Ashtanga. Suitable for active individuals, with any level of experience with yoga. Build strength, endurance, and flexibility while cultivating focus in a moving mediation.
Sat, 9-10:15am. Free/M, $5/NM.

Movie Club: International Films
Wed, Dec 7 – Buen Dia, Ramon (Mexico/Germany, 2013)
Wed, Dec 14 – Suburra (Italy, 2015)
Wed, Dec 21 – Margueritte (France, 2015)
Wed, Dec 28 – Difret (Ethiopia, 2014)
All showings at 1:30pm. Free/M, $5/NM. * All films subject to change without notice.

Learn Spanish: Beginners II & Conversation
Conversation Intermediate: Tue, Dec 6, 2:15-3:35pm.
Beginners II: Tue, Dec 6, 3:45-5:05pm.
3 weeks in December,12/6, 12/13, 12/20. Instructor Alicia Flores.
$48/M, $58/NM. 80 min classes.

Balance Class by Ability Rehab
Do you want to improve your balance? Do you have a fear of falling? If so, get ready to improve with this interactive balance class! Receive information on preventative exercises and techniques to keep your balance throughout the day.
Fri, 9:15am. FREE/M, $8/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. Not artistic? Don’t worry, Jackie will guide you through step by step. 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, Dec 5, 19,26. 10:30am-12:30pm.
Mon, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30. 10:30am-12:30pm.
Registration required. Pre-purchase: $20/M, $25/NM per class. Door: $28 per class. Private instruction and Pet Portraits available upon request.


Better Bridge by Farr
Beginners I Review, 5 week course.
Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm, Jan 9 – Feb 6, 2017
$75/M, $90/NM. Instructor – Scott Farr. Register (858) 455-5406

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. Course from Jan 11 – Feb 15, 2017.
Course starts Wed, Jan 11, 10-11:30am. $65/M, $75/NM. Registration required. Minimum 8 students.

Distinguished Speaker Series presents Gloria Harris, Ph. D., San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee
“Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators” by Hannah Cohen & Gloria Harris
San Diego enjoys a diverse legacy of formidable female leaders. Ellen Browning Scripps financed and established the groundbreaking Scripps Oceanography Institute. In 1927, Belle Benchley became the nation’s first female zoo director and for nearly thirty years pioneered new forms of exhibition and developed the world-class San Diego Zoo. Guatemalan activist and advocate Luisa Moreno established the United Fish Cannery Workers Union to protect the rights of workers during World War II. Hear more about these and many more stories of extraordinary local women from author, Gloria Harris.
Thu, Jan 12, 6pm. Registration required.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8 Week Course
Designed to teach mindful awareness, self-kindness and self-compassion skills.
MSC is 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. MSC is designed to teach core principles and strategies to recognize difficult situations and to respond with greater stress resilience and self-kindness. In-class activities include brief talks, experiential exercises, and group discussions. You can find more info on the course online or at the LJCC. Instructor: Susan Knier, Licensed Occupational Therapist, Education Specialist, & Project Manager.
Thu, Jan 26 – Mar 16, 2017, 5:15 – 7:15pm.
$125/M, $165/NM. Registration required. Space is limited