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SPECIAL EVENTS

Conducting Classes: Move/Learn/Laugh

 

Move in harmony with beautiful music that can result in a happier and healthier you. The class combines music appreciation, conducting, and elements of Yoga and Tai Chi that focus on balance, flexibility, and a different range of motion. Taught by Polina Sisman, music teacher, classical pianist, and educator.

Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5. 11:30 am-12:30pm.

$18/M. $20/NM per class.

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Bingo

 

Looking for a fun and friendly game to play? Look no further than Bingo! This classic game is perfect for a night out with friends or a night in with family. Bingo is a classic game and a great way to socialize and have a good time. Plus, it's a fun way to win prizes! 

Wednesday, September 20 & 27. 2-3pm.

Free, open to all. Registration Required.

To register, email deborah@ljcommunitycenter.org or call 858-459-0831

Donations welcome and appreciated. Snacks and refreshments are available for sale. Limited seating. No cash prizes.

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Sound Bath Healing

 

This class incorporates body scan meditation, intention setting, and the use of vibrations such as crystal bowls, chimes and gongs to create the perfect environment to relax your mind and body. The invitation is to lie down and give permission for the sound to bathe your body. Benefits include restful sleep. Sleep deprivation is the cause of many illnesses.

Class taught by Sofía Puerta Webber

  • Founder Shiwido™ the toy with exercise in mind

  • Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR

Thursday, September 21. 4-5pm.

$15/M, $20NM.

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Refresh Your Financial Plan: An Educational Course for Ages 55+

 

Making your money last throughout retirement has never been more challenging. People are living longer, and fewer retirees have traditional pensions. In recent years, the volatility of the stock and bond markets has been high and interest rates paid by the banks have been low. While most retirees are covered by Social Security, this program also faces financial challenges. This course will help you develop a personalized retirement income plan and help you reassess your current financial situation.

 

Whether your objective is to become more active, give your life a new sense of purpose, or make more informed financial decisions, Refresh Your Financial Plan has something for everyone. This comprehensive course covers key issues faced by those in retirement or nearing retirement. Discover new ways to stay mentally, physically, and socially active, and learn about important financial topics such as tax reduction planning, investment risk management, and estate planning. Above all, discover how to apply this knowledge to pursue a more active, healthy, and financially secure lifestyle now or in retirement.

 

Course Topics Include:

•    Deciding whether you should convert your IRA to a Roth IRA.

•    Maximizing tax efficiency under recent legislative policy changes.

•    Identifying the primary threats to your retirement savings.

•    Planning your retirement income to preserve a comfortable lifestyle.

•    Reviewing your estate plan and ways to reduce or eliminate risks on your assets.

Who Should Attend

While there are many courses available for pre-retirement planning, this unique course focuses on the concerns, issues, and needs of today’s retirees. Whether you’re planning for many years in the future or looking for immediate answers to financial concerns, this course provides an eye-opening experience.

 

Your Instructor

Susan Alefi AAMS® ChFC® is a Wealth Management Advisor and member of the Financial Planning Association. As founder of Serenity Financial Planning, she works with clients in the San Diego area and across the United States.

Thursday, September 21. 1-2pm. 

Free, open to all. Registration Required.

To register, email deborah@ljcommunitycenter.org or call 858-459-0831

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Rejuvenate Your Retirement®: An Educational Course for Retirees Age 65+

Making Life Decisions as You Age

 

Getting older doesn’t mean you are ready to give up control of your decision-making and there are so many decisions to be made! When do I know it is time to make changes in my life? Do I want to bring people into my home to help me, or should I be looking into group living? If I age in place, do I stay in my home or move closer to a loved one? Join Laura Lorber, J.D., to talk about these issues and start the journey to making choices that are important for the next phase in your life. Special Guest: Dr. Peggy Woods of Write Now Publishing Co., will discuss creating a writing project and/or memoir with your peers. A writing partner is a good way to show support, accountability and create bonds.

 

Friday, September 15, 11am-12pm.

Free, open to all. Registration Required.

To register, email deborah@ljcommunitycenter.org or call 858-459-0831

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Salsa Dance Workshop

Learn to salsa! The class will kick off with an engaging beginner dance workshop led by Rey Castillo, an experienced dancer and instructor, who will teach participants the fundamentals of salsa footwork, partner connection, and basic moves. You will also receive insights into the history and cultural significance of salsa music, highlighting it's roots & evolution into a global phenomenon. All levels welcome.

Wednesday, September 20. 4-6pm.

$15/M. $20/NM.

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J. Riley Cain Jazz Trio From New Orleans


Cain was a noted San Diego musician who was house pianist at The Hotel Del for almost a decade. For many years he performed at top La Jolla venues such as the legendary Avanti and Elario’s (which was atop the Hotel La Jolla), The La V, Eddie V’s, The Del Mar Grand, Truluck’s and many others throughout the San Diego area.


He left San Diego in 2016 for south America where, with his wife, jazz singer Katie Cat, he operated his own jazz nightclub. After a few years they relocated to New Orleans, the birth place of jazz. 


“The musical mythology and mystique of New Orleans is actually a real thing,” says Cain, “I love to share the fun and joy of music that New Orleans musicians feel. There’s something about this place that renewed my spirit. New Orleans took me back to where I started, to the beginnings of why I loved playing music in the first place, to why I decided to make this my life’s work.”
 

Along with journeymen musicians Marly Waak on drums and Grant Clarkson on bass, the trio will be performing a musical gumbo of jazz, blues, Latin and Brazilian music, all with a spicy dash of New Orleans juju. It’s sure to be fun and entertaining evening.

Saturday, September 23. 7-9pm.
Doors open at 6:30pm. 

$20/per person

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SERENATA: An evening of Italian songs and arias

 

Join us for a memorable romantic evening of Italian songs and arias by Tosti, Rossini, Puccini, and a selection of Neapolitan songs at the La Jolla Community Center. With International soprano and San Diego native Gabriella Rodmac coming to perform all the way from her home in Milan, Italy. Guest singer and San Diego's favorite Italian singer Rosario Monetti will be singing some of your favorite Neapolitan songs. Both will be accompanied at the piano by the wonderfully talented Michele Scanlon.

Friday, October 6. 8-9:30pm.
Doors open at 7:30pm. 

$35/per person

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