Virtual classes are run by Zoom and are live and in real time. See the schedule below and contact to sign up and receive a link for class.
An Upbeat Holiday Seasonal Songfest!
Sing along in the comfort of your favorite seat…with your favorite holiday treats…or just listen and enjoy the warmth of the tunes. A ZOOM live-streamed event. Totally fun songs. You can sing or listen privately. I’ll share lyrics and provide the accompaniment with my guitar and voice. Christmas, Hanukkah and winter-themed tunes will embrace you with their charm!
Tuesday, December 15, 4:30-5:30pm. Free and open to all.
Registration required. Click here to register.
Holiday Wine Tasting "Raising Expectations"
Pair your Holiday meals with one or both of these fine Italian wines! More info coming soon.
Wine 1: Duca Carlo Guarini Taersia Negroamaro Bianco - the white wine that shows real innovation after 26 generations of wine making and 800 years of production of the Negroamaro grape in Puglia.
Wine 2: Batasiolo “Sovrana” (“sovereign” to honor the first queen of Italy) Barbera d’Alba. This wine is taking the most common grape from Piemonte and raising it in one of the most expensive vineyards in the world - Bricco di Vergne in Barolo (estimated worth of $3 Million / hectare).
The only cost of attendance is the purchase of the 2 wines, exclusive to the La Jolla Community Center Tasting. Presented by Stefano Poggi.
Thursday, December 17, 5-6:30pm. $45 for both bottles of wine. Must be 21+ to participate.
Registration required. Wine will be available for pick up. Delivery available in 92037.
Missed Wednesday Connect featuring Stefano Poggi talking about the Fundamentals of Italian Wine? Click here to see it
Stefano Poggi was born in Rome, Italy to an American mother and an Italian father and grew up between Rome and San Diego. After finishing his degree in Psychology at the University of California San Diego, Stefano sought for a way to connect his Italian heritage to his life in the United States and found that Italian wine was the perfect bridge. He loves to share the stories of wine making families in Italy throughout the Americas. Stefano is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators and a distinguished Italian Wine Specialist with the North American Sommelier Association.
Staying Active While Staying Put
While the pandemic has continued to limit the places we can go, safe and effective exercise can be had right at home. Keeping active, especially during these uncertain times, is as important as ever to maintain our physical and mental health. This class will cover whole body flexibility and balance exercises using little to no equipment to promote strong, flexible and limber muscles to improve posture, balance, and overall quality of life.
Class taught by Ulster Napoles, a clinical kinesiologist with Reneu Health Inc that provides one on one activity-based exercise for those in need. As a former lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, Ulster has continued on to deliver educational presentations regarding the importance and delivery of exercise to maintain physical ability which help us enjoy more of the things we love to do.
Registration required. Click here to register.
Cooking with Chef Nikki
Tuesday, December 8, 5pm
MENU COMING SOON!
$20/Member, $25/Non-Member WITHOUT ingredients delivery*
$50/Member, $55/Non-Member WITH ingredients delivery *
*Each participant will receive an access link to the live class, ingredient list and recipes. Delivery available to 92037 only.
Chef Nikki Schaeffer Bio
Since 1990, Chef Nikki Schaeffer has explored the culinary spectrum from working at Wolfgang Puck's ObaChine in Seattle, to the four-star luxurious Silks at Stonehedge Inn in Massachusetts. She holds a degree in Baking and Pastry Science from Johnson & Wales University and has worked alongside internationally renowned Executive Chefs. It was under those mentors that she learned the important elements of fine dining, the science of taste, and cooking techniques that have earned her accolades for over two decades.
In 2001, Nikki was hired by an upscale restaurant group for a temporary, yet unique, position. She was to relocate to Southern California for several months to plan and execute wine-paired dinners along the West Coast in order to promote the company and increase brand recognition. When the job ended, and it was time to return to the East Coast, she decided she would rather stay in Southern California!
She quickly found a job in the area and spent the next 13 years as a corporate Pastry Chef while running her own catering company. In 2014, she semi-retired from the production side of the restaurant business and became a private consultant for restauranteurs. In 2015, Nikki found her true (second) calling: teaching. Hired for her boisterous personality, as well as her willingness and desire to pass on everything she has learned as a Savory and Pastry Chef, Sur La Table hired her to be an Instructor. In a short time, she was promoted to Resident Chef, directing the Culinary program at SLT’s La Jolla location until its recent closure.
Nikki resides in Encinitas with her turtle, Puck (no relation to Wolfgang).
How to Zoom for Beginners Q&A
NEW Weekly Class!
Want to learn Zoom basics or have unanswered questions? Join this casual weekly group to learn about Zoom in a group setting. This weekly class is for beginners with basic questions about Zoom and its functions and is designed to get you set up to join us and friends through Zoom meetings.
Before class you will need a device with internet access! Mobile device users, please download the ZOOM.us app from your App Store before class.
Class lead by Deborah Cea
Every Thursday, 1pm. Free, open to all. Registration required.
Click here to register.
Weekly Class Schedule
Ico-Dance - Every Monday at 9AM
Strength and Balance - Every Tuesday at 11AM
Meditation - Every Wednesday at 10AM (Class resumes Sept 9)
Wednesday Connect - Every Wednesday at 10AM
Beginning Acrylic Painting Classes - Every Wednesday at 11:30AM
T'ai Chi - Every Thursday at 10:30AM (Class resumes Sept 10)
How to Zoom Q&A for Beginners - Every Thursday at 1PM
Kundalini Yoga - Every Friday at 9:30AM
Staying Active While Staying Put - Every Friday 10:45AM
ON DEMAND Classes
Click here to take an ON DEMAND class. These classes are prerecorded, and you can take and follow along at your leisure.
We will be adding new classes regularly. Stay tuned!