Virtual Classes

All programs being offered are VIRTUAL. 

Virtual classes are run by Zoom and are live and in real-time. 

 

For instructions on how to join a Zoom class click here

Sing or Listen…A Musical Celebration of Irish, Scottish, and Celtic

 

A delightful collection that will charm you in an Irish way!

Sing, listen, and enjoy “The Wild Rover,” “Marie’s Wedding,” “Annie Laurie,” “Cockles and Mussels” and many more. 

We’ll provide lyrics. 

Great time to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with the magic of the Celtic people!

 

Friday, March 17, 4:30 PM.

Free, open to all. 
Registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Sketching Workshop

 

Learn about renowned artist Minnie Valero’s artistic process in sketching. Sketching allows you to remember more details than just taking a picture - when traveling or around town. Be bold, dare to sketch the life around you!

 

Born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, Minnie Valero immigrated to the US with her family, and pursued a career in public high school education while obtaining Masters degrees in English and Linguistics, Counseling and Educational Policy from UCLA.  Now, she divides her time between her home in California, and her travels around the world (when allowed), painting and teaching art in French, Spanish, and English.  

 

Artist Statement: I enjoy working with watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and oils, artfully blending classical and contemporary. I let the painting choose the medium. Portraits, landscapes, figures: my divergent interests in genre stem from a deep love of the interplay of light, shadow, mood, and drama, always trying to convey harmony in the composition. I am a contemporary impressionist. The challenge of doing something unusual, and sometimes working with found mediums keeps my work fresh, relevant, and ever evolving. I am now working with original pigments from Nepal. We will see where this leads. I paint with pleasure and passion.

The benefits of art and creating for seniors are endless. Some benefits include:    

  • Increased motor skills and coordination    

  • Cognitive function and stimulation    

  • Improved mood and mental health    

  • Opportunities for social connection

Thursday, March 18, 3 PM.

Free, open to all. 
Registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Music Appreciation with Chris Burns

The Blues: 100 Years of Perseverance and Creativity 

This music was designed to lift your spirits when things are not perfect!

A historical approach to 100 years of  American Creativity: Bessie Smith, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, and much more! Your foot will tap!

Tuesday, March 23, 1 PM.

Free, open to all.
Registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

COMING IN APRIL

Bluegrass: From the Grand Ole Opry to Southern California

Mandolins, fiddles, guitars, and banjos will rock you with classic Americana.

We begin in the South and end up in California and San Diego County!

A journey that will keep you on the sunny side of the road!

Tuesday, April 27, 1 PM.

Free, open to all.
Registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Coffee with the Director

 

Drop in to chat, ask questions, learn about the Center’s offerings, and more. All are welcome! Every last Friday of the month.

 

Friday, March 26, 10:30-11:30 AM.

Free, open to all. 
Registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

iPad & iPhone Basics

 

You are never too old to learn something new! Join the online world using your iPad & iPhone. Technology can bring many potential advantages to seniors such as enhancing communication, bonding with family and friends, and reducing loneliness. We will cover the basic functions, applications, and other fun features. This class covers basics and is designed for beginners.

 

Classes will be taught by Deborah Miller via Zoom. If you need assistance installing the Zoom application, please contact deborah@ljcommunitycenter.org

Monday, February 1 - March 29, 10:30 AM.

Free, open to all. 
Registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Spanish Multi-Level Group Classes

New 2021 dates coming soon!

LEVEL 1

START DATE: N

DURATION: 6 week course - 2 hour classes, twice-a-week.

COST: $139/Member. $159/Non-Member. Includes all classes, administration and curriculum. 

10 students max per class. Registration required.

LEVEL 2

START DATE: 

DURATION: 6 week course - 2 hour classes, twice-a-week.

COST: $139/Member. $159/Non-Member. Includes all classes, administration and curriculum. 

10 students max per class. Registration required.

 

DESCRIPTION: These Spanish classes are being offered in two different beginner levels from one of the best-rated Spanish schools in the World, Blink Spanish.  This 6 week program includes a total of 24 hours of small group classes.  In focused & small groups you will receive a strong foundation and basic level of Spanish.  Blink Spanish is based out of Medellín, Colombia and is well known as one of the best immersion Spanish schools in the world. These group classes will be available only to our members and friends of the LJCC. All of the professors are native-Colombians and the Colombian Spanish accent is widely considered the cleanest and most neutral accent in the Latin world. All classes are recorded and can be made available for review should you miss a class.

Spanish 1-on-1 Private Classes

Expert 1-on-1 Spanish Instruction:

There is no better or efficient way to learn Spanish than with focused 1-on-1 classes.  The professors at Blink Spanish in Medellín Colombia are known as some of the finest in the world and they have taught thousands of people how to speak Spanish.  We are offering their most comprehensive service which they call Focused Private Spanish.  This means that there is a high level of customer service & communication and they will choose your professor based on your preferences, learning style and personal language background. With private study you choose the days, times, and frequency of your classes.  The following prices are for packages of hours and include placement test (if necessary), and all administrative/curriculum costs:

5 hours: $79/Member, $89/Non-Member

10 hours: $149/Member, $169/Non-Member

20 hours: $289/Member, $309/Non-Member

*if on mobile phone, please scroll to the bottom of the page to purchase

For additional packages please email info@ljcommunitycenter.org

The school strongly suggests that group learning is reinforced with private study to help you through any problem areas.  Even if an hour a week, it will make a big difference.  If you would like to also purchase private classes, please see the information above.

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