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.
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | MP
AARP tax volunteers will be here to assist seniors with their 2013 tax returns. They will be available by appointment through April 15. Call 760-602-4650 or drop by to schedule an appointment. Be sure to bring a photo ID, along with all necessary documents and a copy of last year’s taxes to your appointment.
Book club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot
When: Monday, March 10 | 1 to 2:30 p.m. | MP
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been selected for over 60 “Best of the Year” lists. “No dead woman has done more for the living . . . a fascinating, harrowing, necessary book.”— The Guardian (U.K.) April’s book selection is “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald,” by Therese Fowler. The book club meets the 2nd Monday of each month and welcomes newcomers!
Monthly movie: “Blue Jasmine”
When: Thursday, March 13 | 1 to 3 p.m. | AUD
The high life leads to high anxiety for a fashionable New York City homemaker in crisis who finds herself forced to live a more modest lifestyle in San Francisco. Woody Allen directs an ensemble cast that includes Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. (Netflix summary) The movie is free and so is the popcorn!
Discover how to become a “Road Scholar”
When: Thursday, March 20 | 10 to 11:30 a.m. | ACT
Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, exploring interesting places and meeting people who share a love of adventure? Road Scholar participants can choose from educational programs overnight programs in cities and locations close to home in the United States to adventures in 150 countries around the world. The "hostel" lodging of its early beginnings has given way to today's comfortable hotels, inns and other more luxurious, yet affordable accommodations. Learn about the “Four Unique Attributes” the non-profit Road Scholar programs all share:
• Exceptional opportunities for learning and exploration through special behind-the-scenes access to the world's most fascinating treasures.
• The shared fellowship of learning and warm camaraderie.
• Comfortable accommodations and appetizing meals.
• Excellent value.
Come to this free seminar and learn about Road Scholar--America's first, and the world's largest educational, not-for-profit travel organization for adults.
How to get a better night's sleep
Who: Dr. Brad Eli, Tri-City Medical Center
When: Thursday, March 27 | 10 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT
A lack of sleep may be an underlying culprit for some very serious health issues, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, headaches, depression, trouble focusing/delayed reactions and even early death. The good news is, your sleep schedule, bedtime habits and everyday lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest. This free seminar will cover a variety of topics that will help you with your sleep challenges, identifying symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing problems and how important sleep is to your overall health.
Dr. Brad Eli’s career is dedicated to patients who face complex pain and sleep challenges and need expert personalized care. He is one of less than 100 doctors in the United Sates with his unique training in sleep disorders and pain management.
Read about any of these and more classes in our Community Services Guide, or visit us online at http://www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec. Registration required, register early to ensure your spot! Drop-ins, please call 760-602-4650 in advance to ensure class is meeting.
Photography crash course for dummies - FREE!
New session begins Saturday, March 8 | 9 to 10:50 a.m. | MP
Photo manipulation tutorial
Saturday, March 8 | 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. | MP
$6.30 resident & $7 non-resident
Classes listed below accept drop-ins @ $19 per day.
Introduction to photography
New session begins Saturday, March 15 | 9 to 10:50 a.m. | MP
$46.80 residents & $52 non-residents
New session begins Saturday, March 15 | 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. | MP
$46.80 residents & $52 non-residents
Computer technology & essentials
Beginning March 11 | three classes
$37.80 residents & $42 non-residents
Internet & email essentials
Beginning March 11 | four classes
$50.40 residents & $56 non-residents
Emailing your digital photos
Beginning March 13 | three classes
$46.80 residents & $52 non-residents
PiYo (Pilates & Yoga)
Ongoing, Thursdays | 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. | DS
New session begins Thursday, March 6 | 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. | DS
Ongoing, Mondays | 3 to 4 p.m. | DSg
Yoga for seniors – Int
Ongoing, Mondays | 3 to 4:15 p.m. | AUD
Yoga for seniors - Int/Adv
Thursdays, ongoing | 10 to 11:15 a.m. | AUD
Better balance & mobility
New session begins Monday, March 3 | 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. | DS
Ongoing, Fridays | 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT
Beginning classes start Thursday, March 20 | 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. | DS
Intermediate classes start Thursday, March 20 | 1 to 2 p.m. | DS
Advanced classes start:
Tuesday, March 18 | 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. & Thursday, March 20 | 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. | ACT
Live long: Do Qigong!
Ongoing, Tuesdays | 10 to 11 a.m. | DS
PAINTING & DRAWING:
Drawing plus color: Pencil, color pencils & pastels
New session begins Tuesday, March 18 | 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT
Fun with watercolor!
New session begins Thursday, April 10 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | ART-S
Oriental Sumi-e painting
New session begins Wednesday, April 2 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | MP
Be sure to check out the "Digital photo & iPad classes" tab on this page to see available classes.
March digital photo & iPad classes
All digital photo & iPad classes are free and are taught by instructor, Mike McMahon, have limited availability and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring note-taking material.
Digital Photo & iPad Classes
These free classes are taught by instructor, Mike McMahon. Please bring note-taking material.
Photoshop - masking NEW!
Wednesday, March 19 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
Users of Photoshop Elements and full-blown Photoshop will enjoy this exciting class. Mike McMahon will provide a discussion/demonstration on how to make selections and masks. This advanced technique is one of the most helpful capabilities of the Photoshop software. Students should have a basic understanding of the Photoshop/Photoshop Elements software.
iPad - tips, tricks, your questions - NEW!
Wednesday, March 19 | 1 to 2 p.m. | ACT
Mike McMahon will demonstrate some fun and helpful iPad tips. In addition, 75% of the class time will be devoted to answering your questions. Hearing questions and answers from your fellow iPad users is one of the best ways to learn.
Picasa - projects
Wednesday, March 26 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
Picasa is the free and easy photo editing software from Google. Mike McMahon will demonstrate some of the exciting capabilities of Picasa to making collages, slide shows, and movies. First-timers to Picasa are welcome. Experienced users will appreciate learning these fun and advanced projects.
Scanning family photos
Wednesday, March 26 | 1 to 2 p.m. | ACT
In this class, we will discuss the steps for successfully scanning your photos. Mike McMahon will help you decide whether to scan the photos yourself or to use an outside scanning service. Once your images are scanned, they are easy to use in exciting projects (e.g. calendars, photo books, movies).
See other computer classes.