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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.

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. No class September 2nd.

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. No class September 2nd.

 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. No class September 2nd.

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 September
(may resume in October)

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
Tuesday, September 24th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Manhattan Beach Library Meeting Room
1320 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Beach Badminton Club
No reservations needed

What's that big building on the hill? The Badminton Club! Meet Art Merkin, current Club President and Dr. Rocky Wilson, former Club President as they share the past history and present news about the Club.

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, September 26th
Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free For reservations call (310) 802-5430

Each month, enjoy a complimentary lunch while you learn about a new topic! Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call the reservation line at (310) 802-5430 by or earlier. Older adults 55+ only please. This is a free event.

Doctalk

DATE MOVIE Time Cost Location
Saturday, September 7th
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
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. This documentary tells the story of a teenage Pakistani girl shot for her advocacy of women's education, her survival, and her continued efforts.

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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
July 16th to September 19th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM $40 Joslyn Community Center - Ocean Banquet Hall
1601 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
32865
September 24th to Dec 5th 33384
December 10th to February 13th 33385

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, September 9th to October 28th

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

 

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

33436

Resident: $110

Nonresident: $121
8 Classes

33437

Learn comedy improv in a safe, supportive and fun environment. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. No class September 2nd.
Instructor: Doris Usui

Senior Yoga

Date Time Cost Location Activity Number
Wednesday, September 4th to November 13th

11:00 AM to 12:15 AM Resident: $132
Nonresident: $145

Manhattan Heights Park

1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

33637

Hatha yoga helps improve balance, flexibility, strength and breathing. Individual differences and abilities accommodated. Bring a yoga mat and towel. No class September 2nd.

Senior Yoga Beginning
55 and Up

Date Time cost Location Activity Number

Tuesday, July 9th to September 24th


10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Resident: $132
Nonresident: $145

Manhattan Heights Park

1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

33230

Tuesday, October 8th to December 17th


Resident: $121
Nonresident: $133
33639

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, July 11th to September 26th 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Resident: $132
Nonresident: $145

Manhattan Heights Park

1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

33319
Tuesday, October 10th to December 19th Resident: $110
Nonresident: $121
33640

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, September 9th to October 28th 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Resident: $100
Nonresident: $110

Live Oak Park

1901 North Valley Drive

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

33532

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 September 2nd.
Instructor: Annie Lewis

Zumba Gold

DATE TIME Cost Location ACTIVITY NUMBER
Monday, July 1st to September 9th 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM Resident: $50
Nonresident: $55
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
33320
Monday, September 16 to December 9 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM 33804

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 September 2nd, September 30th, October 7th, and November 11th.
Instructor: Svetlana Averbukh

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Senior Committee Meetings

Senior Advisory Committee

Meetings Time Location
Second Tuesday of the Month 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.
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. No class September 2nd.

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 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 September 10th to October 29th
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 September 19th to October 24th
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
September 16th
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. No appointments on September 2nd.

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 - Mini Series: Salt Fat Acid Heat

DATE Time Location INFORMATION
Thursday, September 5th to September 26th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Watch the Netflix mini series
"Salt Fat Acid Heat"
Each week we will show a different episode.

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.

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
September 5th
iPhone Class 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
September 12th
iPad Class
September 19th
Advanced iPhone Class
September 26th
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!

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What's New

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Day Dates Time Cost Location RSVP
Monday August 19, 2019 through September 30, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Free Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Space is limited! RSVP to: (310) 374-3426 ext. 120

Are you caring for an older adult with a chronic illness? Caregiving can cause stress on your physical and emotional health. Powerful Tools for Caregivers teaches you tools to help improve your caregiving experience. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program to help caregivers learn to take care of themselves. In this course you have the opportunity to learn to:

  • Reduce stress and improve your confidence
  • Learn from your emotions
  • Learn effective communication skills
  • Improve your decision-making skills
  • Connect with resources

Classes meet for 90-minutes, once a week for six weeks. The course will be offered in person. This offering is in connection with a research study (the Telehealth Powerful Tools for Caregivers Effectiveness Study) to examine the effectiveness of the delivering the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program online as compared to in person. Participation is voluntary and you may stop at any time. No class September 2nd.

Beach Cities Health District Logo Optimistic People In A Caring Atmosphere (OPICA)

E-Sewing MAKMO

DATE Time Cost Location


Friday, September 27th


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

E-SewingLearn how E-Sewing works! Combine traditional sewing with electrical engineering and see the magic happen. Participants will make a firefly mason jar.

 

 

 

Halloween Party

DATE Time Cost Location


Thursday, October 1st


11:00 AM to 4:00 PM $5.00 Admission

 Ocean Banquet Hall

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

Halloween Party 2019It's that time of year... prom dresses, suits, hairspray, corsages, crowns, and dancing badly under a disco ball. It's all fun and games until frights happen at the prom. Come join us at the Joslyn Community Center Prom Headquarters. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, October 1st. Come and get your tickets!

Enjoy lunch, tricks and treats, movie, and more. Choose your prom king and queen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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