New Classes & Special Events
Please RSVP (858) 459-0831
NEW! Salsa and Latin Rhythms
Energizing, calorie dropping, endorphin development, all of that and more in the Salsa and Latin Rhythms for every age. Instructor, Alicia Quaini, has lived and traveled all over the world to learn dances in their place of origin. Cumbia and Ballenato in Colombia, Salsa in Peru and Cuba, Bachata and Merengue in the Dominican Republic, Tango in Argentina and more. Try the class on July 9 for FREE!
Mon, 4pm, $10/M, $12/NM. Class starts July 9. Price is introductory for the month of July. August prices will be $50 for 4 classes and must be purchased for entire month.
NEW! To the Rhythm of Blues – Dance & Movement
Improve and correct posture, strengthen main muscle groups, increase flexibility and more. Recuperate a range of movements and strength all while enjoying the magic of various styles of music. Instructor, Alicia Quaini, has over 40 years of experience in performance and teaching and has studied many forms of yoga and dance techniques to improve health and motor skills. Try the class on July 9 for FREE!
Mon, 11am, $10/M, $12/NM. Class starts July 9. Price is introductory for the month of July. August prices will be $50 for 4 classes and must be purchased for entire month.
Bankers Life Music Appreciation Series
The Music of Aaron Copland, American Composer
The “Dean” of American Classical Music! His honors include: A Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, and the Congressional Medal of Honor. Featured Music will include: Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, and the music of the “wild” west. Copland’s music is dramatic, romantic and uniquely American.
Tue, Jul 10, 3pm. Free/M, $15/NM. Please RSVP.
NEW! Painting with Oils – 3 Part Workshop
Explore different techniques and all of the possibilities of oil paints! Learn tips and tricks about color mixing, composition and more. Paints not included, please bring your own. 8×10 canvas panel is provided unless you prefer your own canvas.
Fri, Jul 13, 20, 27, 9-10am. $100 for 3 part series.
Canvas Design & Wine with Dottie Stanley
Canvas Design & Wine with Dottie is an upbeat creative class for both the artistic and not so artistic. Come learn the basics of acrylic painting from an award-winning artist, while enjoying the company of friends. The best part? You go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours.” Not artistic? Don’t worry! Dottie will guide you through step by step recreating the nights painting. Cost includes all materials.
Mon, Jul 16, 6-8pm. $25/M, $35/NM. Registration required.
Paint Your Pet’s Portrait – 3 Part Workshop
Join us for a fun series of painting your own pet! Enjoy painting your own pet’s portrait (cat or dog) using acrylics. Paint and learn alongside San Diego’s leading pet portrait artist, Jackie Warfield. Class cost includes 9×12 canvas and supplies.
Please submit 2 images of your pet by July 12. Registration deadline is July 12.
Mon, Jul 16, 23, 30, 9-10am. $100 for 3 part series.
The Secrets of Pro Golfers – 5 Part Series
Are you tired of having to cut your range balls on half due to pain? Are you frustrated that golf lessons are not paying off? New golf clubs aren’t helping? This class is for golfers age 60+ and will focus on golf specific exercises to improve flexibility and stiffness and core/back strength. Boost your longevity in the game you love!
Limited seats, registration required.
Tue, Jul 17 – Aug 14, 2pm. $50/M, $75/NM for 5 classes.
Brain Longevity Workshop: Be Your Own Healer
Learn about the latest evidence-based research, conducted by leading universities, on how to prevent cognitive decline through lifestyle changes. This workshop is intended to spread awareness and educate people of all ages about lifestyle choices they can make to promote a Happy and Healthy Life thereby reducing the risk of chronic diseases, including dementia. Presented by Sasha Briskin, BS Cognitive Science (UCSD), Certified Brain Longevity® Therapy Specialist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Healing Touch Therapist.
The workshop consists of a series of six (6) 1.5 hour classes:
Jul 17: New Paradigm Shift in understanding and treating causes of disease.
Jul 24: Physical and Mental Brain Stimulation Techniques
Jul 31: Stress and Sleep Management
Aug 7: Brain-Gut Connection and Microbiome
Aug 14: Diet, Herbs and Supplements for Healthy Brain
Aug 21: Healthy Brain via Happy and Balanced Life
Tue, Jul 17 – Aug 21, 10:30am-12pm. 6-Week Workshop Cost: $70/M, $100/NM. Drop-in Cost per Class: $15/M, $20/NM.
July 18: It’s always an upbeat and fun experience chatting about old photographs, reminiscing about our past, and sharing stories. Joining us is a presenter from the Museum of Photographic Arts. Don’t miss our thematic conversations around photographs from MoPA’s collection!
Wed, Jul 18, 11am. Free, open to all. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Monarch Cottage.
California Medicare Birthday Rules
What is the “Birthday Rule” and how does it apply to the new Medigap Plans? Does an existing Medigap policyholder need to buy one of the new Medigap Plans? Get the answers you need! Presented by Bassie Kanon, LUTCF, who has been educating seniors for over 22 years. (Beneficial for ages 50-79)
Light refreshments served. Reservations required.
Thu, Jul 19, 11:30. FREE, open to all.
The Mind Fit Series for Brain Health!
Take proactive steps 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. Sponsored by Home Care
Assistance. Thu, Jul 19, 1pm. Free, open to all.
Hand Full of Music
Pianos and the hands of those who play them! What makes piano the most popular musical instrument? Learning about the piano can provide valuable lessons in music theory and can allow you to see patterns in musical design. It’s no wonder that most great composers, including Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach, were keyboard players. Learn about the piano, inside and out, in this fascinating class. Taught by Polina Sisman, certified member of Music Teacher Association of California.
Fri, Jul 27, 11am-12pm. $12/M, $15/NM.
SPECIAL EVENTS & CONCERTS
Every Second Wednesday of the Month!
Listen to Southern California’s Top Opera Singers! 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, Jul 11, 7-8:30pm. $10 suggested donation.
Romance La Jolla Concert
Join us tonight for a romantic evening of beautiful music and classic songs. The evenings’ lineup includes vocalist, Jean-Paul Morlet, Maestro/Guitarist, Julio de la Huerta, Dania Alejandra Tamez, René Morlet and other special guests.
Sat, Jul 14, 7pm. $25/person.
Includes light appetizers and a glass of wine.
Day Trip: The Bowers Museum & Tangata Restaurant
The Bowers Museum holds in its collection more than 120,000 works of art. The museum’s largest collections are in the areas of Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Asian art, art of the Pacific, art of Africa and Orange County history. Temporary exhibitions available include AFRICAN TWILIGHT: Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies, Gemstone Carvings: Masterworks by Harold Van Pelt, California Bounty: Image and Identity 1850-1930 and more. Tangata Restaurant offers Pacific Rim–inspired fare in a bright, modern space. Minimum 20 passengers required.
Tue, July 17. Depart 9am, Return 5pm. $65/M, $85/NM
Blues and Rock’n Roll Dance Night
Live Music by The Stoney B Blues Band!
Now Every THIRD Friday of Each Month.
Don’t miss the chance to envelop yourself in the magic of dancing! From Ella Fitzgerald and Muddy Waters to Elvis Presley, it is time to rediscover those great times, and who better to do that with than the Stoney B Blues Band! This monthly event is presented in partnership with world-renowned dancer and Instructor, Alicia Quaini (www.madameblues.com). Alicia recently relocated to San Diego from Europe, and is ready to share her expertise. Feel free to dress it up!
Dance class 6:30-7pm. Music starts at 7pm.
Fri, Jul 20, 6:30-9pm. $10/person.
Bites and beverages available for sale. Please RSVP (858) 459-0831
La Jolla Theatre Ensemble
Don’t miss a staged reading of Ron Clark’s laugh-out-loud yet poignant comedy, A Bench in the Sun, which follows two old friends throughout a year, as a one-time actress enters their lives and spices things up, right before the retirement home they have all been living in is sold! Don’t miss this first show of our summer season in the Center’s lovely outdoor courtyard!
Mon, Jul 23 & Wed, Jul 25, 7pm. $10 Suggested Donation.
The Fourth Friday Jazz Series presents…
Christopher Hollyday • Mike Wofford • Rob Thorsen
Music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
One of the original“Young Lions” of the late ’80s, alto saxophonist Christopher Hollyday was the youngest musician to play at New York’s Village Vanguard. He toured with Maynard Ferguson‘s big band, and today, is one of San Diego’s most seasoned and respected jazz musicians. Joining him to present the music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn are bassist Rob Thorsen and legendary pianist, Mike Wofford, who is best known as an accompanist to and music director for singers Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and others.
Tickets include admission, hors d’oeuvres and free valet parking.
Fri, Jul 27. Reception 7pm, Concert begins at 8-9:15pm.
Pre-purchase: $18/M, $23/NM. Door $25/person.