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 To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until April 30. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at 310-802-5000.

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City Facility and Event Programming Changes
Until the End of April Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID Event and Facility Closure

In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Manhattan Beach has closed the Joslyn Community Center and cancelled all Older Adult Programming until the end of April 2020. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution, and to protect the health and safety of the public, and older adults in particular that are vulnerable to COVID-19.  In addition, following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has postponed or cancelled special events with large public gatherings until the end of April 2020.

In addition, the City has established a dedicated phone number for at-risk older adults who may be displaced by the closure of the Joslyn Community Center and suspension of the Older Adults program. Contact the City for assistance at (310) 802-5010.

For more information, please read the entire City Facility and Event Programming Changes Press Release (PDF) and for accurate and up to date information, please visit DPH’s website and the City’s website.


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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

Color Your World - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time Cost Location
reservations 
Cancelled
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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

Manhattan Beach Senior Citizen Clubs - CANCELLED through April 2020

Club Activity Time Days
MB Senior Club (Joslyn Community Center) Business Meeting 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM First Monday of the month
Bingo, Snacks, and White Elephant Sale 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM First and third 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 March 13th
Bingo, Snacks, and White Elephant Sale 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fridays

Book Club - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date  Book  TIME  Cost  location
CANCELLED - Thursday, March 26th
Radium Girls
5:30 PM to
7:30 PM
 Free  Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA
CANCELLED - Thursday, April  23rd
The Alice Network
Thursday, May 28th
The China Study
Thursday, June 28th
News of the World

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! Would you be in becoming the facilitator of the book club? If you are interested please call the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430.

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Dining - CANCELLED through April 2020

Lunch Bunch and Lunch Bunch 2.0 - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

Acting Out Again - CANCELLED through April 2020

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)

Stage Time! Play Reading and Improv - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

DocTalk - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time Cost Location Movie

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

 

Watch a documentary film followed by a discussion.

Encore Movie Presentation - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time Cost Location Movie
CANCELLED - Sunday, March 29th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free OASIS in the Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Rated: R

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

Movies to Enlighten - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time cost Location MOVIE
CANCELLED - Wednesday, March 18th
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Rated: PG

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Movie time cost location
CANCELLED - Friday, March 6th
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel. Rated: PG
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Fee

Ocean Banquet Hall
Joslyn Community Center

1601 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA

CANCELLED - Friday, March 13th
Dark Waters (2019)
A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution. Rated: PG
CANCELLED - Friday, March 20th

Knives Out (2019)

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Rated PG-13
CANCELLED - Friday, March 27th
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it. Rated: R

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

Prime Time Classics - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time cost Location Movie

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

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: Rise of the Empires: Ottoman - CANCELLED through April 2020

Date Time cost Location Movie
CANCELLED - Thursday, March 12th to March 26th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Rise of the Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
Starring: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar

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

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Fitness - CANCELLED through April 2020

Agility, Balance, and Coordination - CANCELLED through April 2020 

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.
Supported by Beach Cities Health District.

Mindfulness - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time COST
Location
Every Tuesday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM  Free Joslyn Community Center
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 two to three 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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

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 - CANCELLED through April 2020

Day Time Cost Location
Every Friday 4:00 PM to 5:00 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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