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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

Date Time Cost Location
reservations 
Friday, September 27th
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
 For reservations
call (310) 802-5430

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 started working on and your own supplies, please bring them to the workshop!

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

Experiment with a variety of art materials and techniques, engage imagination and connect art making to your inner self.

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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, Snacks, and 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, Luncheon (Free for members; $5.00 for non-members) 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM September 13th
Bingo, Snacks, and White Elephant Sale 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fridays

No meeting September 2nd.

Book Club

Date  Book  TIME  Cost  location
September 26th The Home That Was Our Country  5:30 PM to
7:30 PM
 Free  Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA
October 24th Glass Houses
November 28th
No meeting this month
December TBD
Potluck and book talks by Claire Moore
January 23rd
Bellevue
February 27th
The Great Alone

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

$4 Manhattan Beach Residents
$6 Nonresidents

$1 off if you bring  your own silverware

Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
For reservations call (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 local South Bay businesses. Go to the Dining section of the Newsletter for more detailed information.

Older Adults Night on the Town

Day Time Cost Information Reservation
Every Wednesday 5:00 PM Varies For exact times, cost, restaurants, etc. please visit the Older Adults Night on the Town webpage. For reservations call (310) 545-3500

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 Linda Lytle and Darryl Potik facilitating. The goal is to develop acting and speaking skills for the novice actor as well as those with some experience. Those who aren’t sure about joining such a venture are welcome to participate as an audience member. However, the goal is to participate in a live performance one a year at the Joslyn Community Center. So, if you aren’t interested in performing, there is always a need for stagehands and other necessary help. (Memorization is not required) No class on September 2nd.

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.

Improv for Caregivers
Day Time Cost Location Reservation
Monday, October 14th to November 18th 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
For reservations call the "Yes, and..." office at (310) 937-1785 to reserve your spot

Want to reduce stress. re-energize your mind, and have some fun?
In this program, we'll practice comedy improvisation techniques and tenets that have been thoughtfully curated and carefully tailored just for you. We'll learn skills that will strengthen communication, exercise empathy, and improve our mental agility. Experience the joy and the positive influence of saying, "Yes, and..." for yourself and with your loved ones. "Improv lets us explore what it means to be human." - Jade Angelica, Caregiver

Poetry Reading Circle
Day Time Cost Location
Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Recent, longtime, amateur, and would-be-poets are welcome to read their own or favorite poems. Works in progress will have a friendly audience. Come to 120 minutes of enchantment where body, mind, and spirit are nourished with the power of talent and language. A sumptuous feast of words is promised.

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Entertainment

DocTalk

Date Time Cost Location Movie
Sunday, September 7th 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
Through exclusive footage and interviews with friends and family, this documentary traces the complicated life of legendary animator Walt Disney.

Watch a documentary film followed by a discussion.

Encore Movie Presentation

Date Time Cost Location Movie
Sunday, September 29th 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free OASIS in the Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Tolkien
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

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

Movies to Enlighten

Date Time cost Location MOVIE
Wednesday, September 18th 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Good Sam
When a mysterious good samaritan, aka "Good Sam," leaves $100,000 cash on seemingly random doorsteps, New York City TV news reporter Kate Bradley sets out to discover Good Sam's true identity and motive, turning her personal life upside down.

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

Date Movie time cost location
Friday, September 6th Murder Mystery
A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Fee

Ocean Banquet Hall
Joslyn Community Center

1601 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA

Friday, September 13th Creed II
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
Friday, September 20th Dumbo
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Friday, September 27th Tolkien
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

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

Prime Time Classics

Date Time cost Location Movie
Sunday, September 8th 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Apollo 13
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

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.

Netflix Series: Salt Fat Acid Heat

Date Time cost Location Movie
Thursday, September 5th to September 21st 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat travels the world to explore four basic keys to wonderful cooking, serving up feasts and helpful tips along the way.


We will be showing episodes from a Netflix mini series every Thursday of the month.

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Fitness

Agility, Balance, and Coordination

Day Time Cost Location Reservation
Monday Mornings 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Free Surf Dance Studio
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Registration required. For reservations call (310) 802-5430
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. No class September 2nd.
Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Mindfulness

Day Time Location cost 
Tuesdays 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
 Free

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 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 Cost Location
Every Friday 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

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 refreshed, relaxed state of mind. No registration required.
Instructor: Marc Saldana.
Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

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