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Below you will find classes and activities that fall under the categories of Arts and Crafts, Clubs, Dining, Drama, Entertainment, and Fitness Classes. If the class or activity you are looking for is not listed below, try looking on the Games to What's New webpage. All of these categories and the classes/activities listed under each category are based on the monthly MB Senior Newsletter.

Arts and Crafts

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.

Jewelry Class Workshop

Day Date Time Cost Location
Friday
 January 25th
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Join us to meet some new people, have fun, and learn the craft of Jewelry Making! We will use basic jewelry skills, making bracelets and other projects, using large colorful beads. If you have interesting jewelry you have started and your own supplies, please bring them to the workshop! Reservations are required, please call (310) 802-5430 to make a reservation.

Renewal Through Art

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.

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Clubs

Manhattan Beach Senior Citizen Clubs
Club Activity Time Days
MB Senior Club (Joslyn Community Center) Business Meeting 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM 1st Monday of the month
Bingo and Snacks 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
White Elephant Sale 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Manhattan Heights Club (Manhattan Heights Community Center) Business Meeting, Potluck 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM January 11th
White Elephant Sale 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
Bingo and Card Games 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fridays

For more information, please contact the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430

Book Club
Day Time Cost Location
January 24th
 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!

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Dining

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

Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0 are 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. Reservation required.

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.

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Drama

Acting Out Again
Day Time Cost Location
Second and Fourth Monday of the month 1:00 PM to 3:00 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.

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 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free OASIS at the Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Bring your own poetry to share or just come and enjoy what others have written.

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Entertainment

DocTalk

Day Date Time Location Cost Movie
Sunday
January 12th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free Rotten

Watch a documentary film followed by a discussion.

Encore Movie Presentation

Day Date Time Cost Location Movie
Sunday January 27th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free OASIS in the Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
A Simple Favor

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

Movies to Enlighten

Days Date Time Location Cost MOVIE
Wednesday January 16th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free 20 Feet from Stardom

The Older Adults Program is proud to present Movies to Enlighten, hosted by The Manhattan Beach Senior Citizens Resources Committee! Join us in enjoying a great movie every third Wednesday at 1:30 PM in the OASIS at the Joslyn Community Center.

OASIS Movie Club

Day Date Time Cost Locations Movie
Friday January 4th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Ocean Banquet Hall at the Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Mission Impossible: Fallout

January 11th
Christopher Robin
January 18th
The Equalizer 2
January 25th
A Simple Favor

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

Prime Time Classics

Day Date Time Location Cost Movie
Sunday January 13th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Free The Godfather

Every second Sunday of the month, come and enjoy a splendid array of classic movies. Join us for this free event! Popcorn will be available.

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Fitness

Agility, Balance, and Coordination

Day Time Cost Location
Monday Mornings 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Free

Registration required
(310) 802-5430
but walk-ins are welcome

Surf Dance Studio
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Wednesday Mornings 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Wednesday Afternoons 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.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Tuesdays and Thursdays December 4th to February 14th
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Joslyn Community Center - Ocean Banquet Hall
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
$40 31245

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.

Mindfulness

Day Time Location
Every Tuesday 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Joslyn Community Center - Surf Dance Room
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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.

Sun Style 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.

Tea and Tai Chi

Day Time Location Cost
Every Friday 4:30 PM to 5:15 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.

Walking Group

Day Time Cost Location
Monday, Tuesday, 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.

Zumba Gold

Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM $4 Surf Dance Room
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Join us for Zumba Gold! Get active, get moving, and have fun dancing and doing light exercises. No reservations required. Please bring $4 cash or check to class.

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