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Special Events & New Classes Sep ’17

Better Bridge by Farr: 10 Week Course
Level 1: Mon: Sep 11 – Nov 13, 2:30-4:30pm

DSC01179Level 2: Mon: Sep 11 – Nov 13, 10:30am-12:30pm
Level 3: Tue: Sep 12 – Nov14, 10:00am-Noon
Level 4: Thu: Sep 14 – Nov16, 10:00am – Noon
$150/Members & $175/Non-members
Instructor: Scott Farr, Questions & Registration:
(858) 455-5406, spoggi@san.rr.com

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.

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.

Thu, Sep 14, 6-8pm. Free, open to all. RSVP at www.sweettalkers.org

The La Jolla Theatre Ensemble presents…Going to St. Ives
Enjoy a staged reading of Lee Blessing’s riveting play, Going to St. Ives. The play brings two extraordinary women together and demands everything of them; as the first act comes to a head, the personal, political and ethical all interweave, and then the second act shifts to Africa for still more stunning developments and a captivating conclusion.  The Philadelphia City Paper wrote: “Spectacular…emotionally and intellectually engrossing…dazzling…” Note: Reading takes place outdoors.

Fri, Sep 15 and Mon, Sep 18, 7pm. $10 Suggested Donation.

Distinguished Speaker Series presents… dr-g-coat-h800
Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential by World-Renowned Cardiologist, Dr. Mimi Guarneri
Dr. Guarneri will offer and sign her new book, “108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential.”  An Integrative Cardiologist, Dr. Guarneri translates the science of health and healing into practice, presenting a step by step healing journey to transform your body, mind and spirit for well-being and longevity.
Tue, Sep 19. Free, open to all.
Light hors d’oeuvres served. Reception 5-6pm, Lecture with Q&A 6-7pm.
Learn more about Dr. Guarneri here


Cafe Social presents the Kaizen Brain Center
The Kaizen Brain Center offers state-of-the-art, proven effective care for people living with a variety of brain disorders including traumatic brain injury, concussion and Alzheimer’s Disease,  specializing in treating patients seeking clarity, answers and an accurate diagnosis.
Kaizen’s team of specialists will be answering questions and presenting about future cognitive health, prevention, treatment and care. Lunch will be served. 

Wed, Sep 20, 11:00am. Free, open to all.
Please RSVP by Sep 18, (619) 955-0492

Compare Your Medicare Options
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.
Thu, Sep 21, 11:30. FREE, open to all. Light refreshments.

Book Reading & Signing: Of Julia and Men
Meet Peggy Hinaekian, local artist and author, whose book, “Of Julia and Men,” has been included in The New York Times Book Review under “Discover New Titles-Great Stories, Unique Perspectives.” Of Julia and Men explores the possibilities of what can happen when a smart, passionate, ambitious young woman lets herself really taste what life has to offer–and savor every moment to the very fullest.” – Clarion Review. A gift of a signed and numbered print of the cover will be offered for each book purchase.

Sat, Sep 23, 11am. Free, open to all.

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, Sep 25, 4:45pm – 8pm. $20/M, $25/NM.
Reservations required. Registration deadline: September 22.
Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to receive a refund.

Your Home & Technology’s Role
Learn how technology can enable you to stay in your home environment longer. Technology is immersing our living spaces; experience how sensors, voice controlled devices, and other assistive technologies can enhance the livability in your own home. Presented by Smaart House.
Thu, Sep 28, 3pm. Free, open to all. Registration required.

Open House: You’re Invited!
Connect and create with neighbors! Join us for a fun morning and help us welcome our neighbors to learn about the LJCC! This event is open to all members and those interested in learning who we are and what we do. Join us for complimentary continental breakfast, class samplings, music, raffles & more!
Sat, Sep 30, 9am-12pm. Free!
Members: Bring a guest and get entered for a chance to win dinner for 2 at Nine-Ten Restaurant  & Bar.

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.