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Below you will find classes and activities that fall under the categories of Games, Learning, Parks and Recreation Classes, Senior Committee Meetings, Senior Slo-Pitch League (Men's), Social, South Bay Adult School, Special Programs, Technology and What's New. If the class or activity you are looking for is not listed below, try looking on the Arts to Fitness webpage. All of these categories and the classes/activities listed under each category are based on the monthly MB Senior Newsletter.

What's New

Are You Our New Book Club Leader?

We are seeking a Book Club leader. If interested please contact the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430. Book Club meets once a month every fourth Thursday of the month.

New Android Classes

DATE Time Cost Location
Tuesdays, January 7th and January 21st
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

AndroidNeeding some help with your Android Tablet or Android Phone? Help is here starting in January 2020. Sherri has been teaching Android support for years and now we are fortunate to have her on our technology team. Please stop by and get more some of your questions answered. For more information contact (310) 802-5430.

 

 
Netflix Series: Street Food (Asia)

DATE Time Cost Location
Thursdays, January 16th, 23rd, 30th
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Street FoodExploring the rich culture of street food in some of the world's most colorful cities in Asia.

 

 

 

 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

DATE Time Cost Location
Wednesdays, February 5th to April 15th
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

AARP Tax HelpThe AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides FREE tax assistance to all in the community with special attention to those 60 or older. IRS trained and certified volunteers will prepare 2019 Federal and California tax returns.
What to bring:

  • A copy of your 2018 tax return, and identification card, Social Security Card, all tax forms that you have received.

All South Bay Tax-Aide sites can be found at www.TaxAide-SouthBay.org
AARP membership is not required.
Appointments are not available. It is on a first come first served basis.

For more information call (310) 802-5430.

Acting Out Again: Variety Show

DATE Time Cost Location
Sunday, February 16th
2:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Acting Out Again Variety ShowLike to laugh? Come join us for a Reader's Theater style show. We will present a variety of acts, scenes, monologues, and musical presentations. There will be a little something for everyone to enjoy!

 

 

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Games

Bridge

Day Time Cost Location
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 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 Thursday
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! All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own board 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

Join us for a friendly game of horseshoes. Horseshoes requires depth perception and coordination; have fun while building your arm muscles.

Mah Jong

Day Time Cost Location
Every Wednesday 1:00 PM to 5:00 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? Whatever your level of interest or expertise is all levels are welcome. Mah Jong is a Chinese tile game usually played by four people.

Men's Slo-Pitch League 

Day Contact Location
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Steven Nicholson
(310) 529-1248
Dorsey Field at Live Oak Park
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Men's Senior Slo-Pitch League is for men ages 60 years and older. The league runs from March through November in which various games and practices are conducted throughout the week. For more information go to the Manhattan Beach Senior Softball Association website or call Steven Nicholson (Commissioner) at (310) 529-1248.

Pétanque

Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Free Dorsey Field at Live Oak Park
1901 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come join us for a game of Pétanque. A lawn game similar to boules and bocce. 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

Pickle ball is a paddle ball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.

 Ping Pong

Day Time Cost Location
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Free Scout House
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Come join us for a quick game of ping pong also known as table tennis. Bring some friends and get a game going for friendly competition.

Scrabble

Day Time Cost Location
Every Thursday 1:30 PM to 5:00 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
No classes in January

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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 indoors.

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Learning

Community Interactive Forum

DATE Time Location Topic reservation
Cancelled for January may resume in February
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Manhattan Beach Library Meeting Room
1320 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
TBD
No reservations needed

The Community Interactive Forum highlights significant local events (recent or from distant past) that influenced or continue to change our way of life, culture, belief, practices, and values as coastal-dwelling community. All young, mature, older, and senior adults are welcome. Light snacks and refreshments served compliments of the Manhattan Beach Senior Citizens Resources Committee. For more information, call Senior Resource Committee (310) 372-9505.

Dine 'N Discover

Date Topic Time Location Cost Reservations
Thursday, January 16th
L.A. Vote
Voting Solutions for All People

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free Space is limited, Reservations are required. For reservations call (310) 802-5430

The Voting Solutions for All People project (commonly referred to as VSAP) is the County's initiative to improve and modernize the voting experience. In March 2020, the County will move away form a precinct-based model to a the Vote Center model made possible through the California Voter's Choice Act. This will create and 11 day period of voting and will allow voters to vote at any Vote Center in the County during that period. In addition, the County will move to a new fully accessible Ballot Marking Device, or BMD, which incorporates a modern touchscreen interface, but still retains a paper ballot for security. Come learn about the new program and the other changes that will be happening to our voting system.
Lunch is provided free of charge.

Doctalk

DATE MOVIE Time Cost Location
Saturday, January 11th
Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Watch a documentary film followed by a discussion. People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

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Parks and Recreation Classes

Tap on the activity number to register and pay

The following activities are offered through the Parks and Recreation Department.
Pre-registration is required.


Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class

 Day Date Time cost Location Activity Number

Tuesdays and Thursdays
December 10th to February 13th
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM $40 Joslyn Community Center - Ocean Banquet Hall
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
33385
February 25th to March 30th
33974

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. No class November 28th and December 5th.

Comedy Improv for Older Adults

Date TIME Cost Location ACTIVITY NUMBER
Monday, January 6th to March 9th

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Resident: $90
Nonresident: $99
4 Classes

 

Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA

34047

Resident: $110

Nonresident: $121
8 Classes

34048

Improv is the art of acting without previous preparation, involving imagination, and creativity. Enhances communication skills useful for personal, social, business or performance. Class is taught by professionals from April's Fools Comedy Imrpov Troupe, No experience necessary. No class January 20th and February 17th.
Instructor: Doris Usui

Senior Yoga

Date Time Cost Location Activity Number
Wednesday, January 8th to February 19th
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Resident: $91

Nonresident: $100
7 sessions

Manhattan Heights Park

1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

34316
Wednesday, February 26th to April 8th
34317

Hatha yoga helps improve balance, flexibility, strength and breathing. Individual differences and abilities accommodated. Bring a yoga mat and towel.

Senior Yoga Beginning
55 and Up

Date Time cost Location Activity Number
Tuesday, January 7th to March 24th
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Resident: $138
Nonresident: $152

Manhattan Heights Park

1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

34203

Stretch, strengthen and soothe. A great class for those who are new to yoga, those looking for detailed guidance, and those looking to relax and take it easy. Individual modifications are provided with the option of using a chair. Please  bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Instructor: Eden Serina

Senior Yoga Beginning Plus
55 and Up

Date Time cost Location Activity Number
Tuesday, January 9th to March 26th
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Resident: $138
Nonresident: $152

Manhattan Heights Park

1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

34204

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

Senior Intermediate Tennis with Annie
55 and Up

Date Time cost Location Activity Number
Monday, January 6th to March 2nd
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Resident: $100
Nonresident: $110

Live Oak Park

1901 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

34201

Join other advanced/intermediate senior players as we learn the finer points of the game. Players should be able to sustain a moderately paced rally and understand doubles positioning. No class January 20th and February 17th.
Instructor: Annie Lewis

Zumba Gold

DATE TIME Cost Location ACTIVITY NUMBER
Monday, January 6th to March 16th
11:00 AM to 11:45 PM Resident: $50
Nonresident: $55
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
34270

Easy to follow choreography for older adults looking for a modified Zumba class with same great music and original loved moves at a lower intensity. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, balance and mainly fun! No class January 20th and February 17th.
Instructor: Svetlana Averbukh

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Senior Committee Meetings

Senior Advisory Committee

Meetings Time Location
Tuesday, January 14th
1:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA

The nine-member committee works in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department’s Older Adults Program to make recommendations regarding the delivery of senior programs, activities and policies. For more information, please visit the Senior Advisory Committee webpage.

Senior Resource Committee

Meetings Time Location
First Friday of the Month 10:00 AM Manhattan Heights Community Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA

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Social

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. No class December 26th.
Instructor is Karla Devine.

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.

Hawaiian Expressions

Day Time Cost Location
First and Third Saturday of the Month 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Let's Talk...Woman to Woman

Day Time Cost Location
Wednesdays beginning January 15th
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.

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South Bay Adult School
To register call (310) 937-3340
For cost and registration visit the South Bay Adult School website

Basic Techniques in Drawing

Day Date Time Location Instructor
Tuesdays January 14th to March 3rd
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Cynthia Svezia

Learn basic drawing techniques using drawing and colored pencils, pen and ink and blending tools. Bring a 9x12 drawing pad, #2 pencil and pink or white eraser to first class. All levels welcome, especially beginners.

Intermediate Drawing

Day Date Time Location Instructor
Thursday January 23rd to February 27th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Cynthia Svezia

Take your beginning drawing skills to the next level. Shading, blending, highlights, shadow, 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; 9x12 drawing pad (50 lbs. or more), #2 pencil, pink or white eraser, kneading eraser and drawing pencils. Supplies will be discussed at first class meeting.

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Special Programs

Alzheimer's Association: Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Day Time Cost Location
First Tuesday of Each Month 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Alzheimer's Association presents: a monthly caregiver support group for Alzheimer's and Dementia. Being a care partner for someone with Dementia is a life altering challenge. This support group offers a safe space for you to develop a mutual support system, exchange information, and share feelings and concerns.

Blankets of Love  

Day Time Location INFORMATION
Every Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Please bring your needles and yarn.

The mission: cover babies with warmth, love, and blessings. Founded in love and hope for every newborn! Blankets of Love South Bay is working with Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital to donate a handmade blanket to wrap each newborn as the baby leaves the hospital.

HICAP/Medicare Consultant

Day Date Time Cost Location Appointment
First and Third Monday
January 6th and January 20th
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
By appointment only. Please call (310) 802-5430.

There is a HICAP Volunteer Counselor here in Manhattan Beach to help you with your questions about Medicare. The state-registered Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) volunteer Counselors provide unbiased information, counseling, and assistance on Medicare and related health care coverage, including: Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Prevention Services, Long-Term Care and Much More.

Karaoke!

Day Time Cost Location
First Tuesday of the Month 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Looking for something fun to do? Join us and sing your heart out at Karaoke!

Netflix Series: Street Food Asia

DATE Time Location INFORMATION
January 16th, 23rd, 30th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Watch the Netflix series
Street Food Asia
Each week we will show a different episode.

Exploring the rich culture of street food in some of the world's most colorful cities.

Therapy Dog is Here!

Day Time cost location

Every
Thursday

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Free
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

It's proven that interaction with a gentle animal lowers your blood pressure, improves cardiovascular health and more. So come interact with Oscar, a King Charles Spaniel. Come get all the love and adoration without having to take him on a walk or to the vet.

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Technology

iPad and iPhone Class

DATE CLASS Time Cost Location
January 2nd
iPhone Class 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
January 9th
iPad Class
January 16th
Advanced iPhone Class
January 30th
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!

Coffee, Technology and You

DATE TIME COST LOCATION


Cancelled for January will resume in February


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free

Ocean Banquet Hall

Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Drop in Saturday at the Joslyn Community Center for coffee and an opportunity to talk tech with savvy Mira Costa High School students. Bring your devices: phones, iPads, tablets, and laptops. Learn all about social media sites, adding applications, security, and more!

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