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All classes listed below are free and welcome newcomers!


Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A traveling audio library that plays nostalgic radio programs.

Book Club: 

Second Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Please come prepared to discuss the member-selected book of the month.

Feb. 10 - Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

March 10 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

April 14 - Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler

May 12 - Inferno by Dan Brown

June 9 - Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander

Discussion Group:

1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m.

Topics chosen are as varied and as stimulating as the people who gather for discussion. Our moderator presents topics the group selects, “directs traffic," and generally keeps commentary moving along.

Five-in-One-Joy Class: 

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The class will teach the true meaning of joy that comes from both inner peace and physical wellness. The five elements are: flower design, high tea, silence, classical music and micro muscle manipulation.

Primordial Sound Meditation:

Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Intro session, 9 to 9:30 a.m.)

Primordial Sound Meditation is a powerful practice for moving beyond the mind’s constant stream of thoughts into the stillness of pure awareness, enabling you to let go of stress and enter a state of deep restful awareness.

Senior Readers Theater: 

Meets offsite 1st & 3rd Mondays, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Readers Theater is telling stories to school-children using a script. No need to memorize your part. All seniors are welcome!

Spanish Classes :

  • Level I: Mondays, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Emphasis on pronunciation, diction and grammar.

  • Level II: Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m. 
  • Students focus on advanced grammar and sentence structure.

  • Level III: Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Features reading and conversation.

    Writers Group:

    Mondays, 9 to 11 a.m. 

    The Writers Group attendees write stories about family history, WWII adventures, childhood memories and business experiences. Members may choose to share their stories and have them critiqued.   

    Writing Our Lives:

    Tuesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.Using life stories and our memories as springboards to tell our stories, students will participate in a series of timed writings from prompts designed to help them remember and share specific memories. Drop-ins welcome.


    Tuesdays, 8 to 11 a.m.

    Come socialize with others while working on your own project, or you may choose to make hats, scarves, and blankets for all ages for the charitable organization of your choice. Unsure how to knit or crochet?  Help is available to get you started.  

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    Contact Information

    Parks & Recreation Department
    Carlsbad Senior Center
    799 Pine Ave.
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

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