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Special Events & New Classes Oct ’17

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! Course includes 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, Oct 4 – Nov 8, 10:30am. Minimum students required.
$65/M, $75/NM. Registration required.


Sweet Talkers: Diabetics Self-Help Group
Join this unique group focused on finding, eating and making delicious and healthy foods to maintain optimal blood sugar levels and health. 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. Led by Lisa Van Herik, MSW/Diabetes Educator/Nutritionist, assisted by Sweet Talkers Cofounder and CEO, Mark Goros.

Wed, Oct 18, 6-8pm. Free, open to all. RSVP at www.sweettalkers.org

Social Bridge & Dinner
Bridge-Hand-300x200Enjoy a brief bridge lesson taught by Scott Farr, followed by 2 hours of play and a catered dinner at 7pm. The game will be scored using Chicago scoring with changes of opponents after every four hands. You do not need a partner. Max number of participants is 40. The event is for intermediate players.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:45pm – 8pm. $20/M, $25/NM.
Reservations required. Registration deadline: October 20.
Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to receive a refund.

Lunch Bunch: Museum Café – Closing Nov 4!
Join the group as we lunch around town! This month we are celebrating fall and  enjoying a fabulous lunch at the soon to be closed Museum Café. Have one last “hurrah” with us as we enjoy European inspired fare spiced with a dash of Italian flair.
Wed, Oct 25, 11:30am. $25/per person. Registration required.

Café Social is now Memory Café
Monarch Cottage’s Café Social is proud to announce a partnership with Memory Café. You can look forward to an array of new programming, guest speakers and other changes designed to enhance your Café experience. This month join us for our very own “Antiques Road show – Show and Tell.”  Bring some antiques, photographs, art pieces or mementos that have great meaning for you and share your stories.
Lunch will be served. Sponsored by Monarch Cottage.
Wed, Oct 18, 11:00am. Free, open to all.
Please RSVP by Oct 16, (619) 955-0492.

La Jolla Fantasia – Artist Reception
The Allied Artists Association presents a new exhibition, La Jolla Fantasia, the new work of artists Peggy Hinaekian and Leah Higgins. Join us for an evening of art, wine, and light appetizers. You are invited to browse the many other works of artists exhibiting throughout the center. All purchases support both local AAASD artists along with the many wonderful programs offered at the LJCC.
Sat, Oct 14, 4-6pm. Free, open to all.

News About Medicare Open Enrollment 2018
Have questions about Medicare? Want to learn about your Medicare coverage choices? There are 2 main choices for how you get your Medicare coverage. Presented by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years.
Light refreshments.
Thu, Oct 19, 11:30.
FREE, open to all. Please RSVP.

The Mind Fit Series
Join this  one-hour 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 class 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, Oct 12, 1pm · Thu, Nov 9, 1pm · Thu Dec 14, 1pm
Free, open to all.  Registration Required.

Piano Lessons with Polina
Learn to read music, count and play the piano with Polina Sisman. You will not only learn the basics, but you will also learn how to recognize a composer’s intentions, how to play a piece with the skills that include those intentions and your personal interpretation. Ask about shared lessons!
Fridays 9:45am & 12:15pm. Must register for a minimum of 4 classes. $75/M, $80/NM.

About Polina Sisman: Mrs. Sisman earned an Honorable Bachelor Diploma in Music and Conducting from Kolessa Music Pedagogy College. Mrs. Sisman studied piano under the guidance of Maria Kokotailo, an esteemed Professor at the Wroclaw Music Academy in Poland. Mrs. Sisman enhanced her pedagogic skills at SDSU 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.