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May ’17 Special Events & New Classes

To RSVP for an event or new class please call 858-459-0831

Cinco de Mayo Potluck
Hold on to your sombreros…it’s fiesta time! Join us for a Cinco de Mayo potluck party! Bring your best or favorite dish to share! Have lunch and stick around for music and fun!
Fri, May 5, 12pm. Free if you bring a dish, otherwise, $10/per person.

A Lifetime of Healthy Living: Health Fair 5th Annual
For Adults, Seniors and their Families
Sponsored by Pacific Pearl La Jolla
Receive the information and resources you need to achieve and maintain an active, happy life! Listen to great speakers and participate in demonstrations. Enjoy free refreshments, giveaways, prizes and more! Free Seminars include: The Best of Conventional & Natural Medicine, Benefits of Acupuncture, iPhone for Beginners, Aging in Place and more. Free Demos include: Zumba, Line-Dancing, Balance, Functional Flow and much more!
Free Admission and Valet! Fri, May 19, 10am-2pm.

Opera Wednesdays
Celebrate with us!  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.
May 10, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.

Day Trip: The Huntington
Visit this expansive estate near Pasadena, featuring art galleries, a library of rare manuscripts and 150 acres of one of the world’s finest botanical gardens.
Wed, May 24. Depart 8am, Return 7pm. $75/M, $95/NM

Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents…
The Danny Green Trio
A Night of Originals and Jazz Standards
Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, Green is one of Southern California’s most prolific and talented jazz pianists. Using a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Green’s unique music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. The virtuosic trio includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm. The Danny Green Trio has won two awards for “Best Jazz Album” at the San Diego Music Awards, and their latest release made the Top 10 Best of 2016 Jazz Releases on All about Jazz, and best trio album on The Jazz Owl.
Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet.
Fri, May 26. Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 8pm.
Pre-purchase $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25/person

FROM BRAHMS TO BROADWAY! with Jacquelyne Silver
SHE BACK!  By popular request, Jacquelyne Silver, dynamic pianist and storyteller extraordinaire, returns with a fabulous one-evening performance!   Miss Silver will sweep you away on a musical carpet, with the glorious allure of Broadway and Classical music, combined so skillfully, you will be thrilled and delighted throughout the whole evening, and you will leave wanting more.  An evening filled with originality and style, and one not to be missed!

About Jacquelyne Silver:  Miss Silver has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, she has collaborated with some of the world’s leading performers, such as Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Pavarotti, Benny Goodman, Marilyn Horne, Tony Randall and Barry Tuckwell.  She creates exceptional entertainment for personal celebrations, fundraisers and special and corporate events, and maintains a teaching studio in San Diego for adults and children in both piano as well as voice coaching.
Thu, May 11, 7:00pm. $20/M, $25/NM. Please register in advance.

On May 21, 2017, Chateau La Jolla will be showcasing two of the winners of La Jolla Symphony & Chorus 2017 Young Artists Competition.  You will have the opportunity to hear the award-winning performances of these talented young musicians. The recital will be followed by a hosted reception of light refreshments. Watch for an invitation in next month’s La Jolla Community Center News Letter.

Chateau La Jolla invites all La Jolla Community Center members to a very special concert in our Salon.  On Sunday, May 21st at 2:00PM we will be hosting three of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artist Competition winners who will perform a live concert.

The award winners include Ann Liu, 15, first place instrumental, piano; Amanda Olea, 23, third place vocal, soprano; and Nathan Rim, 17, third place instrumental, viola. Please plan to join us for a amazing concert by these young artists you won’t soon forget, followed by a reception with good company and light refreshments.
Where: CHATEAU LA JOLLA, 233 Prospect. Please RSVP 858-459-4451
Sunday, May 21st at 2:00PM

Distinguished Speaker Series presents “The Seasons of a Woman’s Life” by Moira Fitzpatrick, PhD, ND
Learn how to move through hormonal transitions beginning with menarche and the menstrual cycle, postpartum and the peri- to post menopause transition.  Highlights will include the cyclical nature of women and the challenges we face when out of balance.  Who is at risk for postpartum depression and prevention? Travel through the peri-menopausal journey and look at ways to create greater balance, health and empowerment for the second half of life. Also discussed will be lifestyle, nutrition, botanical support, how to cope with stress and its effects on hormones, plus the safety of bio-identical hormones.  End the evening with a short ritual to honor all women. Dr. Fitzpatrick is an expert on women’s health and hormones and a central practitioner at Pacific Pearl La Jolla.
Tue, May 30. Reception 5pm, Lecture 6pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served. Free, open to all. Registration required.

La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents “The Last-Minute Gang
The rather “colorful” Jeffrey is dead. At his request, a quartet of friends, who with Jeffrey have heretofore composed “the last-minute gang” arrive at his Lake Arrowhead cabin. His nephew, following a “lead” Jeffrey gave him, is also there, searching for some kind of windfall, which could set him and his fiancee up for life. Craziness ensues! “The Last-Minute Gang” is a new comedy by local playwright Steven Oberman, directed by John Tessmer.
Sat, May 13 & 16, 7pm. $10 Suggested Donation.


To RSVP for an event or new class please call 858-459-0831

Cooking with Phillis Carey “The Casual Gourmet”
Spring Italian Dining
Limoncello Prosecco Sparkler,  Shrimp Bruschetta with Mascarpone Cheese, Porchetta-Style Stuffed Pork Tendelroin, Porcini and Button Musrhoom Risotto with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Green Beans in Arugula Salsa Verde, Caprese Chocolate Almond Torte with Amaretto Zabaglione.
Tue, May 16, 11:30am, $55. Register at or (760) 942-1756.

Cooking with Chef April
Delicious Spring Dinner
Grille pesto prawns with prosciutto ricotta and fig crostini, roasted beet salad with feta and basil, caprese stuffed garlic portabellos, and coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate.
Thu, May 25, 6-8pm. $35/M, $40/NM

“Computer Neck Syndrome” and Shoulder Release Workshop
Do you or your loved ones suffer from “Computer Neck Syndrome”? Tight shoulders, headaches, upper back stiffness? In this workshop, you will learn easy to do, yet effective, techniques to release the neck muscles, shoulders and chest region. Bring a friend or come alone, point is you are guaranteed to go home with great tools. We will also discuss briefly essential oils and how you can apply them therapeutically for pain relief and relaxation.
Fri, May 26, 1-230pm. $30/M, $35/NM. Registration required

Learning to Use UBER Workshop
Have you heard of Uber? Know that it’s “kind of like a Taxi, but cheaper?” This is true, but you must have a smart phone to use it. Learn the basics from downloading the app to creating an account and instantly booking a ride! This service has proven to be user friendly, dependable and affordable, learn how to use it today! Instructor: Eva Dunlap. Space is limited, registration required. Thu, May 18, 10:30am. $10/M, $15/NM.

The ART of the SCARF Workshop Taught by Donna Dotson
A scarf is more than an afterthought. It can be the eye-catching extra that gives anything you wear a fabulous finish. It can add polish, pull together an outfit, or be the main attraction. With a collection of scarves you have everything you need to invent exciting new fashions by the dozen- if you know how to use them. A scarf is the last flourish, the exclamation point of getting dressed! Participants are asked to bring 2 scarves to this session: One SQUARE and One OBLONG for practice.
Tue, May 30, 1:30-3:30pm. $15/M, $18/NM. Registration required.

Demystifying Facebook
Geared towards those who have limited experience online and are eager to learn more about what social media is. Ideal for adults and seniors interested in learning more about Facebook and what it can do. Course topics include: What is Facebook? Privacy concerns, Creating a Facebook account, Connecting with friends and family, and Q&A. Tue, May 9, 16, 23, 1pm. $10/M, $15/NM per class.

Jazz Dance Class with Alexandra
Enjoy 1 hour of jazz dance! Class is designed for beginner dancers looking for an energetic session while having a fun time.  Learn a wide range of moves using a variety of music styles. You will learn basic steps and combos and will develop coordination, balance and strength. Come alone or with friends!
Class taught by Alexandra Jeannin. This class is made possible thanks to The San Diego Foundation and the Florence Riford Community Fund.
Saturday, May 20 & 27 10:25am – 11:25am. Free/Members, $10/NM.

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, May 5, 12, 19, 26. 11am-12pm.

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

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 starts Wed, May 24, 10:30-12pm. $65/M, $75/NM. Registration required. Minimum 8 students.

The Mind Fit Series
Mind Fit is a 1 hour, weekly class focused on Brain Health. Just as it is important for adults to manage physical health through regular exercise, there are many pro-active steps that can be taken to manage brain health.  This series is both informative and interactive and provides participants with research-based information on brain healthy diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors such as stress reduction. The main focus of the class is cognitive stimulation through exercises that target various domains of cognition including: Memory, Executive Functioning, Language, Visual Spatial Perception and Attention. An additional brain health component of the Mind Fit classes is the social component of a group setting where participants can socialize and share life experiences. Sponsored by Home Care Assistance.
Thu, May, 4, 11, 18, 25. 11:30am. Free, open to all.

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, May 1, 8, 15, 22. 10:30am-12:30pm. Registration required. Pre-purchase: $20/M, $25/NM per class. Door: $28 per class.

Musical Mondays
Watch your favorite musicals at the LJCC!
Mondays in May, 10:30am. Free/M, $5/NM.