Anna And Gerardo

June ’17 Special Events & New Classes

Jacques Brel Cabaret presented by Bodhi Tree Concerts
Jacques Brel blended words with music in a daring way. He invented words, exaggerated meanings and ideas and created characters which he played with unequaled passion – although we are going to give it a try. Jacques went through life, pen in hand, in search of other people’s dreams – love, hopefulness, peace, non-violence and understanding. Four outstanding, completely unique local artists will bring his amazing words and stories alive, retelling messages that have just as much power & meaning as when he first wrote them.
Sat, Jun 3, 7:00pm. FREE Valet Parking. $20/person (students & military $10) Tickets available at

AAASD Artist Reception
Enjoy a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres while surrounded by amazing art!
Fri, Jun 9, 6-8pm. Free, open to all.

Summer Songs
Enjoy an evening of song including works by Copland, Schumann, Donizetti, Dougherty, Debussy, and more! There will be featured opera duets from The Merry Widow, The Gondoliers, and The Elixir of Love. Featuring Derek Legg, tenor and Kelsey Kammeraad, soprano with Ines Irawati on piano. Derek Legg and Kelsey Kammaraad are both graduates of Point Loma Nazarene University who sing all across San Diego with Point Loma Opera Theatre, San Diego Opera, Opera Wednesdays, and Operacaffe. They also sing with San Diego Opera’s Opera Exposed Program, led by pianist Ines Irawati.
Tue, Jun 6, 7pm. Free admission. Bites and beverages available for sale.

Music Appreciation PLUS: A Four-Part Course
This 4 part course is for all who want to improve their listening and focusing skills, to be truly awakened by the powerful energy of music and remarkable musicians.
Fri, June 9 – Listening to live performances and famous recordings.
Fri, June 16 – Breaking down complex sounds into their elements: melody, rhythm and harmony.
Fri, June 23 – Learning the basics of musical grammar.
Fri, June 30 – Identifying of various musical styles, genres, and periods.
Each class will be dedicated to different elements of music, and will involve activities, such as dancing, meditations, conducting, sketching. Comfortable clothing and shoes are advisable. Course taught by Polina Sisman, certified member of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers.
Fridays, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. 4 part course $40/M, $50/NM. Drop-In Price $12/M, $15/NM.  Minimum 10 students required.

About Polina Sisman
Mrs. Sisman moved to San Diego in 1989 from the former Soviet Union. A native of Lviv, Ukraine, she earned an Honorable Bachelor Diploma in Music and Conducting from Kolessa Music Pedagogy College. While in college Mrs. Sisman was privileged to study piano under the guidance of Maria Kokotailo, now an esteemed Professor at the Wroclaw Music Academy in Poland. After her arrival in the United States Polina enhanced her pedagogic skills at San Diego State University under the tutelage of Professor Nancy McDonald.

Mrs. Sisman has worked as an accompanist for the California Ballet Company, Dance Department of Grossmont College, Campobello Dance Co. Mexico, and Ballet des Arts International, Montreal, Canada. Mrs. Sisman was chosen to accompany for Master Classes of the legendary dancers Maya Plisetskaya and Alonso King. Currently Mrs. Sisman works as an accompanist and teaches Music Appreciation Classes for Dancers at San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.

Musical Mondays
Jun 5 – Grease
Jun 12 – Hello Dolly
Jun 19 – Chicago
Jun 26 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Mondays in Jun, 10:30am. Free/M, $5/NM.

How to Start a Painting! Art Class
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, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26. 10:30am-12:30pm. Registration required. Pre-purchase: $28/M, $30 /NM per class. Walk-ins: $35 per class.

Paint the Masters! Art Class
Don’t miss your chance to create and finish your own masterpiece with Jackie Warfield! 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. Cost includes materials. All levels welcome.
Fri, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 10:30am-12:30pm. Registration required. Pre-purchase: $28/M, $30 /NM per class. Walk-ins: $35 per class.

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.
Jun 14, 7pm. $10 suggested donation.

Sweet Talkers Diabetics
Join this unique diabetes self-help group focused on finding, eating and making delicious and healthy foods to maintain optimal blood sugar levels and health. Monthly group meetings include short presentations on current scientific information regarding nutrition as well as highlighting pre-packaged, tasty, low carb products and where to find them. Cooking and baking demonstrations will also be available showing diabetic friendly breads, desserts and recipes with the ultimate goal of creating your own, satisfying meals and recipe book. This group will be led by Lisa Van Herik, MSW/Diabetes Educator/Nutritionist, assisted by Sweet Talkers Cofounder and CEO, Mark Goros.
Thu, Jun 8, 6-8pm. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

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, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23. 11am-12pm.

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

Cafe’ Social: A Social Gathering for Seniors
Bring a friend for conversation and group activities, including art, music and spirited discourse on topics of interest to you. The more the merrier! New program monthly. Sponsored by Monarch Cottage, a boutique memory care community opening Spring 2017. Lunch will be served.
Wed, Jun 21, 11:00am. Free, open to all. Please RSVP by Jun 19, (619) 955-0492

This Month in La Jolla History
By Dr. Linda Pequegnat featuring stories about La Jolla from her book, “This Day In San Diego History”. This month learn: Who built one of the first homes in La Jolla history? — When and where was it built? Who was the first Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography — and what events led him to move to San Diego? What was the reason for the great Whale Barbeque in 1917 at the La Jolla Cove? What were the rules & regulations in La Jolla’s first bathing suit ordinance in 1917? Who was Kellogg Park in La Jolla Shores named for, and when was it dedicated?
Every second Tuesday of the month.  Tue, Jun 13, 11:30 am. Free/M, $5/NM.

Member Appreciation Reception!
Hosted by Kiwanis Club of La Jolla
This month the Fourth Friday Jazz series featuring The Young Lions All-Stars Presented By and Featuring Gilbert Castellanos is a FREE concert for Members! Thank you to all of those who support the LJCC. Also learn about one of our largest supporters and partners, the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Enjoy raffles, silent auction and more!
Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet.

Fri, Jun 23. Reception 6:30pm, Concert begins at 8pm.
FREE/Members. Please RSVP. (858) 459-0831

The Young Lions All-Stars Presented By and Featuring Gilbert Castellanos
Jazz Standards From The Future of Jazz
Gilbert Castellanos, San Diego’s own virtuoso trumpeter, world class musician and beloved educator features up-and-coming young jazz musicians from the Southern California region. Castellanos is dedicated to raising up the next generation of jazz in America’s Finest City. The Young Lions All-Stars are the best of the best, with many having attended prestigious youth jazz music programs at the Berkley School of Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center NYC, Monterey Jazz Festival, UCSD Jazz Camp, just to name a few. The Young Lion All-Stars have been seen across San Diego as part of the San Diego Symphony’s Jazz at The Jacobs series and Bayside Summer Nights, onstage at Copley Symphony Hall at TedXSanDiego, at Panama 66 during KSDS Jazz 88.3’s Jazz Caravan and more! Performing popular jazz standards this month: Zion Dyson (vocals), Alvin Paige (sax), Johnny Murray (bass), Carmen Murray (drums) and Jason Picker (keys). Get ready to swing!
Ticket includes show admission, hors d’oeuvres, and free valet.
Fri, Jun 23. Reception 6:30pm, Concert begins at 8pm.
FREE/M, $23/NM. Please RSVP. Door $25/person.

Dinner Dance
Enjoy a delicious dinner while being serenaded by the musical stylings of South American singer/composer Ossie Arciniega and his Trio. After dinner, enjoy a variety of dance music from boleros and slow cha-chas to dance the special night away.
Fri, Jun 30, 6:30-9pm. $30/M, $35/NM. $40 at the door. Free valet parking and 1 glass of wine.

LJCC Lunch Bunch at Le Petit Bistrot
Join the group as we lunch around town! This month we are enjoying Classic French bistro fare served in breezy, elegant surrounds with ocean views from the terrace. Meet and mingle with community members over a delicious lunch.
Wed, Jun 28, 11:30pm at Le Petit Bistrot. $30/per person. Registration required.

Day Trip: Pageant of the Masters and Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach
One of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters, in its 85th year, re-creates famous works of art. Be amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re­creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. Also enjoy time to visit the Festival Art Show, named one of the top art festivals in the nation featuring the work of 140 Orange County artists. Trip includes Main Tier seating.
Wed, July 26. Depart 3pm, Return Midnight. $95/M, $115/NM.