Classes and Activities

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
Follow us on facebook  instagram  twitter



Let's Learn

Android and PC Class
Day
 DATE CLASS
Time Cost Location
Wednesday April 5th
Android Class

2:00 PM to

4:00 PM

Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
April 19th
PC Class

Sherri Roman has spent many years teaching and tutoring computer users. She is volunteering her time and passion for computer training to help explain Android and PC technology to those who need assistance. Learn how to use your Android and PC, get questions answered, share ideas, and get user tips.


Community Interactive Forum

DAY
DATE Time Location Topic reservation
Tuesday April 25th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Manhattan Beach Library Meeting Room

1320 Highland Avenue

Manhattan Beach Culture: 1920 through 1970

Please reserve your spot by calling (310) 372-9505

A series of monthly programs every fourth Tuesday of the month on significant local events (recent or from distant past) that influenced or continue to change our way of life, culture, beliefs, practices and values as coastal-dwelling communities.

Coffee, Technology, and You - On Break for April

DAY
DATE Time Location
Saturday On Break for the month of April
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Joslyn Community Center

1601 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Drop in to one of the Saturdays below to Josyln Community Center for coffee and an opportunity to talk with tech savvy Mira Costa High School students. This is an award winning program! Bring your full charged devices--phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, or tech questions. Also, know your passwords! Learn all about social media sites, adding, apps, security, and more! For more information, call (310) 802-5430.

Dine 'N Discover -Every Great Conversation Begins with "Hello!"

Day Date Topic Time Location Cost Reservations
Thursday
April 20th
Every Great Conversation Begins with "Hello!"
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free

RSVP by April 17th at (310) 802-5430


iPad and iPhone Training
 DAY  DATE CLASS
Time Cost Location
 Thursday April 6th
iPhone Class
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
On break for the month of April
iPad Class
April 20th
Advanced iPhone Class
April 27th
Advanced iPad Class

Dayle Eisenhauer has had years of teaching and training on computers. She is volunteering her time to help explain technology to those who have questions. Bring your iPhone or iPad to the Sunset Room and learn!

Back to top of Let's Learn


Let's Entertain You

Book Club
Day Time Cost Location
March 23rd
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The goal of the Book Club is to promote stimulating talk, suggest great books to read, and encourage friendships. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate. We will have rotating facilitators to select the books and lead discussions. Make new friends, renew friendships and have fun!

OASIS Movie Club
Day Date Time Cost Locations Movie
Friday April 7th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Ocean Banquet Hall at the Joslyn Community Center (JCC-OBH)
1601 North Valley Drive
Wild Oats
April 14th
Bad Moms
April 21st
Loving
April 28th
Allied

See a different movie every Friday and popcorn is provided! Limited seating available.

Encore Movie Presentation
Day Date
Time
Cost
Location
Movie
Sunday April 30th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Free
OASIS in the Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
Allied

Come and join us in OASIS for an encore movie presentation. Free popcorn will be available.

Movies to Enlighten: Abandoned
Days Date Time Location Cost Reservations
Wednesday April 19th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free First come, first served. (No reservations necessary)

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Prime Time Classics
Day Date
Time
Location Cost Movie
Sunday
April 9th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive 
Free
Charade

Popcorn will be available.

OASIS Movie Club
Day Time Cost Location
Every Friday 1:30 PM Free OASIS at the Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
See a different movie every Friday and popcorn is provided!

On the Move Riders Club
Day Cost Location Reservations
Wednesday $6 for a TAP card if you do not already have one. Redondo Green Line Station (North side of Marine Avenue behind Costco) Please RSVP by email. Those without computers can contact Jan Buike at (310) 802-5430.

Introduced at Dine N' Discover, it has arrived. Now we are ready to move! Send your questions and suggestions via email. Those without an email can contact Jan Buike for up-to-date information at (310) 802-5430. Transit Access Pass (TAP) Card applications are available in the Older Adults Office in the Joslyn Community Center, 1601 North Valley Drive, or online at the TAP To-Go website. Submit ideas, suggestions, and questions to your On the Move Riders Club volunteer via email and decide when and where your next trip will be using the Metro bus line.

Back to the top of Let's Entertain You


Let's Play

Bingo and Card Games
Day Time Cost Location
Every Friday 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Bingo
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Card Games
Free Manhattan Heights Community Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Every Friday, the Manhattan Heights Senior Citizens' Club offers bingo from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and card games from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This is a free, drop-in activity and no reservations are required. Older adults are encouraged to bring their friends or meet their friends at the Manhattan Heights Community Center for a few hours of fun and social time.

Bridge
Day Time
Cost
Location
Fridays
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Free
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Join fellow older adults for a game of Bridge each Friday at the Joslyn Community Center. All levels are welcome.

Chess Group
Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Playing chess builds and helps maintain intellectual abilities. It can let you develop strategies to overcome obstacles; plus, it's fun! Come join this new chess group playing every Wednesday - all skill levels welcome. Bring your own board if you want and make some new friends.

Horseshoes
Day Time Cost Location
Every Tuesday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Free Joslyn Community Center - Lawn between building and field
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Enjoy a challenging game of horseshoes. Horseshoes requires depth perception and coordination; have fun while building your arm muscles. Join us every Tuesday for a friendly game outside of Joslyn Community Center.

Mah Jong
Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Do you love to play Mah Jong? Have you always wanted to learn to play Mah Jong? Do you want to make new friends while you play the ancient game of dragons, flowers and jokers? Whatever your level of interest or expertise is, the Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program invites you to join this group of like-minded people seeking to enjoy this centuries-old Chinese game

Pétanque
Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Free Dorsey Field at Live Oak Park
1901 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Come join us every Thursday for a game of Pétanque. A fun outdoor sport! Bring some friends and get a game going for friendly competition.

 

Pickle Ball
Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Free Manhattan Heights Park
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Ping Pong
Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Scout House
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come join us every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for a quick game of ping pong in the Scout House adjacent to Joslyn Community Center. Bring some friends and get a game going for friendly competition.

Scrabble
Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Come and challenge others, have some snacks, interact. It’s a great way to make new friends!

 

Shuffleboard
Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Free Live Oak Park Hall
1901 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come join us for an hour of shuffleboard every Wednesday. Whether you are a veteran with many years of shuffleboard experience or if you are just learning the rules, we think you will have a good time getting a little exercise with some local "good sports."

Back to the top of Let's Play


Socialize

Discussion Group in OASIS
Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Free OASIS at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come discuss current events, movies, topics of local and national interest or whatever is on your mind. The discussion group meets every Monday from 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM at the Joslyn Community Center. For more information, please contact the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430.

Let's Talk...Woman to Woman
Day Time Cost Location
Wednesday
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Let’s Talk…Woman to Woman is a new discussion group for women ages 55 and older. This is a drop in activity and no registration or RSVPs are required. Your wisdom, insights and, of course, your humor will be expected. Senior Advisory Committee member Diane Campisi will facilitate. Discussion topics regarding women’s issues will be torn from the front pages of the newspaper, magazines, and other forms of media. Participants are welcome to bring their own discussion topics or everyday concerns as well. Participation by everyone will be encouraged.

Stamp Group
Day Time Cost Location
Second Wednesday of the month 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Show stamps, share stamp stories and get information, discover legacies, explore hidden treasure and have fun! For more information, please call (310) 372-9505 or (310) 802-5430. Co-host: Senior Resources Committee and the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department Older Adults Program.

Back to the top of Socialize


The Arts

Acting Out Again
Day Time Cost Location
Second and Fourth Monday of the month 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

It is a cooperative venture with Donna Barlow and Darryl Potik facilitating. The goal is to develop acting and speaking skills for the novice actor as well as those with some experience. This goal is to be pursued while having a heck of a lot of fun. Those who aren’t sure about joining such a venture are welcome to participate as an audience member. We plan to perform on occasion at the Joslyn Community Center. So, if you aren’t interested in performing, there is always a need for stagehands and other necessary help.

By Heart
Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Do you like to sing? Please join us to sing just for fun. Lots of old, familiar songs will ring out. No experience or expertise is necessary. We encourage the participation of those with memory issues. Instructor is Karla Devine.

Color Your World
Day Time Cost Location
Every Tuesday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, and bring about more mindfulness. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Plus, it's fun! All skill levels are welcome. Pencils and some coloring books are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Craft Club
Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

This is a drop-in crafts club every Wednesday for all older adults interested in sharing craft ideas and making fun and useful gifts. Bring your own lunch and a project to work on.

Stage Time! Play Reading and Improv
Day Time Cost Location
First Tuesday of every month 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Fun and adventure awaits as you embark on a journey of discovery through the performing arts. Whether seasoned performer or neophyte yearning to try something new, you’ll find an outlet for those creative urges. Anything goes: drama, comedy, music, dance –even improv. KC Johnson and Maria A. Ruiz, two experienced artists in the South Bay, facilitate sessions in which participants choose scenes and monologues from material provided --or you may bring your own. The group periodically performs staged readings at the Joslyn Community Center.

Poetry Reading Circle
Day Time Cost Location
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Free OASIS at the Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The OASIS at the Joslyn Community Center will be hosting a poetry reading circle on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Bring your own poetry to share or just come and enjoy what others have written.

Renewal Through Art - January 5th through April 14th
Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Free Scout House
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Every Thursday, join your fellow older adults at the Scout House for Renewal through Art for Seniors. Experiment with a variety of art materials and techniques, engage imagination and connect art making to your inner self. Preregistration is required - call Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430; adults 55 and older only.

Tell Your Story
Day Time Cost Location
Third Tuesday of the month
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Do you think you’re not very interesting? Do you get stage fright when you try to tell your story? Storyteller Jim, with a variety of storytelling experience, will help you discover you’re more interesting than you think, and help you tell your story with confidence.

Back to the top of The Arts


Get Moving

Agility, Balance, and Coordination
Day Time Cost Location

Monday - ongoing class ending April 24th

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Free

*Registration is required

Surf Dance Studio
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Wednesday mornings - ending April 26th
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Wednesday afternoons - ending April 26th

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Agility is the ability to change the direction of the body in an efficient and effective manner, requiring a combination of balance and coordination. This class will be using common dumbbell weights, balance balls, ladders and cones to perform fun coordination exercises that utilize eye-hand coordination working towards greater stationary and moving body balance. *Note Registration required (310) 802-5430.
*Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Hawaiian Expressions
Day Time Cost Location
Every Saturday Beginners:
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Intermediate: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Advanced: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Free Surf Dance Room
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Hula is a unique Hawaiian dance accompanied by a chant or song that preserves the stories, traditions, and culture of Hawaii. Come join us for this great exercise experience with music, slow movements and expressions of Hawaiian culture. Note: wear something comfortable. To sign up and for more information, please call (310) 802-5430.

Mindfulness
Day Time Location Reservations
Every Thursday 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Joslyn Community Center - Surf Dance Room
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
No reservation required.

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed? Would you like to have greater focus, a feeling of relaxed awareness, relief from the experience of fight or flight? Scientific evidence shows Mindfulness can help with these life challenges. Mindfulness is a training of our attention to remain in the present moment. The present moment is where all the joy, richness, and experience of your life exists. This class will include 2 to 3 periods of Mindfulness practice. You can sit in a chair, cushion, or on the floor. Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Swing and Sway Dances

Day Time Cost Location
Second Friday of each month 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM $10 per person, adults ages only Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The program provides a safe, non-smoking, non-alcoholic friendly environment for adults to dance. Music is provided by professional disc jockeys and light refreshments are available. No sign ups or pre-registration is necessary. Come dressed to impress and wear your best dancing shoes! Please view the Older Adults Program Calendar for upcoming dance dates.

Tea and Tai Chi
Day Time
Location
Cost
Every Friday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free

Join us and be rejuvenated through the gentle art of Sun Style Tai Chi. We will start with some tea, chat and then settle into a wonderful set of warm up exercises to help you unwind from your busy week. Next we will learn the basic six postures of our Tai Chi form, well known for its ability to help adults with range of motion, balance or arthritis issues. Together let’s explore the graceful power of Tea and Tai Chi and start the weekend in a re-freshed, relaxed state of mind. Instructor is Marc Saldana. No registration required. Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Tai Chi
Day Time Cost Location
Every Friday 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM (Assistance for those new to Tai Chi)
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Free Ocean Banquet Hall at the
Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Tai Chi is a type of martial art known for its defense techniques and healthy benefits. Tai Chi has evolved over the years into an effective means of alleviating stress and anxiety. It has been considered to be a form of mediation in motion which promotes serenity and inner peace. Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Walking Group
Day Time Cost Location
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Free Manhattan Village Field
1360 Parkview Drive
Behind Manhattan Village Mall

Let's all get healthy together! Join your fellow older adults as we take a brisk walk around Manhattan Village Field. Bring your pedometer (optional), sunscreen, water and wear comfortable walking shoes. You may want to wear a hat or bring a towel as well.

Back to the top of Get Moving


Let's Eat

Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0
Day Time Cost Location Reservation
Lunch Bunch is every Tuesday and Lunch Bunch 2.0 is every Thursday 11:30 AM $3 Manhattan Beach Residents
$5 Nonresidents
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-5430 at least 24 hours in advance

The Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program is pleased to introduce Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0 two weekly nutrition programs held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Joslyn Community Center. The program is designed especially for Manhattan Beach residents aged 55 or above. It affords an opportunity to make new friends while you enjoy a delicious lunch. The lunch is catered by a local South Bay business.

Older Adults Night on the Town
Day Time Cost Information
Every Wednesday 5:00 PM Varies For exact times, cost, restaurants, etc. please visit the Older Adults Night on the Town webpage.

You are cordially invited to attend the ever popular Older Adults Night on the Town, a unique dining experience that will introduce you to a different Manhattan Beach restaurant every Wednesday. Seating is limited and reservations will be taken on a first call first serve basis.

Back to the top of Let's Eat



South Bay Adult School
Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department conducts classes in conjunction with the South Bay Adult School for older adults 55+. Class fee is payable at the first day of class. To register, please visit the South Bay Adult School registration website or call (310) 937-3340.

Basic Techniques in Drawing
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price
REGISTRATION
Tuesday

March 28th to May 16th

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Joslyn Community Center

1601 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

$89
Please visit the South Bay Adult School registration website or call (310) 937-3340
Learn basic drawing techniques using drawing and colored pencils, charcoal, pen, and ink and blending tools. Bring a 9 X 12 drawing pad, #2 pencil, and a pink or white eraser to the first class. All levels are welcome, especially beginners.
Instructor: Cynthia Svezia

Intermediate Drawing
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price
REGISTRATION
Thursday

April 20th to May 11th

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Joslyn Community Center

1601 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

$79
Please visit the South Bay Adult School registration website or call (310) 937-3340
Take your beginning drawing skills to the next level. Shading, blending, highlights, shadows, still life, landscape, atmospheric perspective, one point perspective, composition and more will be covered. If you have the following supplies, please bring them to the first class meeting: 9x12 drawing pad, #2 pencil, and pink or white eraser, kneaded eraser, and drawing pencils. Supplies will be discussed at first class meeting.
Instructor: Cynthia Svezia


The following activities are offered through the Park and Recreation Department. Registration is required.

 

 

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Tuesdays and Thursdays April 11th to June 29th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Joslyn Community Center - Ocean Banquet Hall (JCC-OBH)
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
$40 27133
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise program was designed to help people with arthritis to maintain joint flexibility, muscle strength and reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. This may mean less reliance on medication. Taught by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor who receives detailed and ongoing training to work with people who live with arthritis.


Comedy Improv for Older Adults
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Monday April 10th to June 5th 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Joslyn Community Center - Surf and Dance Studio (JCC-SDS)
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
4 week session
Resident: $60
Nonresident: $66
27186
8 week session
Resident: $80
Nonresident: $88
27187

Learn comedy improv in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. All levels are welcome, no experience needed.

Senior Yoga

55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Wednesday March 29th to May 31st 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Manhattan Heights Park Mount Whitney Banquet Hall (MHP-MWBH)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Residents: $110
Nonresidents: $121

 

27322
Hatha yoga helps improve balance, flexibility, strength and breathing. Individual differences and abilities accommodated. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Instructor: Teri Thompson

 

Senior Yoga Beginning
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Tuesday March 28th to May 30th 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Manhattan Heights Park Mount Whitney Banquet Hall (MHP-MWBH)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Residents: $110
Nonresidents: $121
27323

Stretch, strengthen and soothe. A great class for those who are new to yoga and need to take it easy. Individual modifications are given. Option to use a chair is available. Bring a mat and beach towel. Instructor: Eden Serina.

Intermediate Senior Tennis with Annie
55 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Monday April 3rd to June 5th 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Live Oak Tennis Courts
1901 Valley Drive
Residents: $100
Nonresidents: $110
27321
Are you 55 or over and want to play tennis, but you either haven't played in a while, can't find a game, or think you are too rusty? Come on out with Coach Annie on Mondays at 2:00 PM this fall and brush up on your skills! Instructor: Annie Lewis