All Senior Specials are free, unless otherwise noted. To make appointments, or for more information on any activities, call the front desk at 760-602-4650.
New Saturday photography classes
New! Intermediate photography
Saturdays | 9 to 10:50 a.m. | ART-S
Getting Snappy! This photography course is an extension of camera basics. Already know how to use your cameras, but don’t get the results you want when shooting? Are your pictures missing pizazz? This course will teach you how to morph your photos from low quality to professional level photos. Drop-ins are welcome: $19
Dec. Book Club
The Book Club will not meet during the month of Dec., but will return for the regularly-scheduled meeting the 2nd week in January to discuss “Burnt Mountain,” by Anne River Siddons. The book club meets the second Monday of each month and welcomes newcomers!
Hope through the holidays
WHO: David Duran, Tri-City Medical Center Chaplain
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. | ACT
According to the American Geriatrics Society, the holiday season can trigger melancholy for all ages especially those of 50+ years as they think about lost loved ones, struggle with health issues or worry about money problems. Many thoughts and feelings surface; pain, emptiness and even regrets can replace those joyful feelings from the past holidays, making one ask: “How; Why; When ...?”
If you or a loved one is stepping into a new season with concerns as such, please join us for this free informative discussion with David Duran, Pastor/Certified Clinical Chaplain. This will be a time filled with information in order to build a foundation, beginning the healing process as a new season of life begins, making new memories and traditions while still honoring those of the past.
Dining entertainment by Peter Seltser
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 11:30 to 12:30p.m. | DN
WHO: Peter Seltser
Peter entertained the senior center audience in September with his guitar and sultry voice. He shared his original songs, and classic tunes that include songs from the 1920’s to the Oldies but Goodies. Peter is a favorite here, and we have invited him back to again share the joy and fun of his performance. Seating is limited. Lunch reservations are required and must be made in advance by calling 760-602-4655.
The Carlsbad Choraleers: It's snowtime!
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 1 to 2 p.m. | AUD
As the days get short and the night’s cold, it's time to get in to the holiday spirit. The Carlsbad Choraleers will start you off with their annual holiday concert. “Snow Time”, a free holiday performance, featuring songs from many places, including Hawaii, Merry old England, the Broadway stage and more. “Carols like 'Silent Night' are a favorite of the audience and the Choraleers," relates director Pat Elledge. In addition, join us for a sing-a-long of favorite Christmas carols. Mark your calendars and come early, for seating is limited and it’s been standing room only in years past. For more information, call Ms. Elledge at 760-754-2326.
Monthly movie: “While You Were Sleeping”
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 12 | 1 to 3 p.m. | AUD
Sandra Bullock plays a transit worker who pulls a commuter off the tracks after he's mugged. While he's comatose, his family wrongly assumes she's his fiancée and she doesn't correct them ... and then she falls for his brother. (Netflix summary)
UPCOMING JAN. COMPUTER CLASSES:
Microsoft Word made easy & fun
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 16 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Internet & email essentials
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How to sell on Craigslist
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 6 | 8 to 9:30 a.m.
UPCOMING 2014 CLASSES!
Read about any of these and more classes in our newly published Community Services Guide, or visit us online at http://www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec. Register early to ensure your spot!
Introduction to Photography
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 4 | 9 to 10:50 a.m. | ART-S
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 4 | 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. | ART-S
Better Balance & Mobility
Beginning Monday, Jan. 6 | 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. | DS
PiYo (Pilates & Yoga)
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 2 | 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. | DS
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 2 | 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. | DS
Beginning Monday, Jan. 6 | 3 to 4 p.m. | DS
Yoga for Seniors – Int
Beginning Monday, Jan. 6 | 3 to 4:15 p.m. | AUD
Yoga for Seniors - Int/Adv
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 2 | 10 to 11:15 a.m. | AUD
Aerobic Dancing – Lite! Tuesdays and Thursdays
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 | 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. | DS
Beginning Friday, Jan. 10 | 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT
Tai Chi – Beg/Int/Adv
Beginning classes start Thursday, Jan. 23 | 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. | DS
Intermediate classes start Thursday, Jan. 23 | 1 to 2 p.m. | DS
Advanced classes start Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. | ACT
Live Long: Do Qigong!
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7 | 10 to 11 a.m. | DS
Fun with Watercolor!
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 13 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | ART-S
Oriental Sumi-e Painting
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | MP
Drawing plus Color: Pencil, Color Pencils & Pastels
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 | 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT
Be sure to check out the "Digital photo & iPad classes" tab on this page to see available classes.