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Senior Specials are free and do not need reservations, unless otherwise noted.
To make appointments, or for more information on any activities, call the front desk at 760-602-4650.

New! Balancing Chakras

1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays  |  12:30 to 1:45 p.m. 

Students will learn about the seven energy centers in the body, called “Chakras.” Instructor, Soraya Mendoza, will explore each class, one chakra at the time, balancing and unblocking any stagnant energy. Students will learn different breathing techniques (pranayama) along with energy work for each chakra along with gentle movement for each center. Chairs will be provided, or you may bring your own mat—the choice is yours. This class complements our existing Primordial Sound Meditation class held Monday mornings.

Assuring Your Wishes are Known, Provided for & Honored

WHO: San Diego Memorial Society
WHEN: Thursday, July 24  |  10 to 11:30 a.m.  |  ACT

The cost of a funeral can be staggering. During this seminar, the San Diego Memorial Society, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide information about funeral costs and where to find responsible mortuaries, will answer questions and provide tools to help make wise choices.  After more than 50 years of providing information to residents of San Diego County, the Memorial Society has an abundance of information available for making decisions as to our final disposition.

Monthly Book Club

WHEN: Monday, July 14  |  1 to 2:30 p.m.  |  MP

“The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion,” by Fanny Flagg. August’s book selection is “The Light in the Ruins,” by Chris Bohjalian. The book club meets the 2nd Monday of each month and welcomes newcomers.



Photo Club Tutorial & Contest: Portraits
WHEN: Saturday, July 5   |  11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Discover simple key steps that will make your portraits go from ordinary to extraordinary! $7

FREE! Camera Crash Course
WHEN: July 19 | 9 to 10:50 a.m.
Learn camera basics, such as how to transfer pictures to a memory card, how to take photos, view photos, delete them, etc. in this free one-day course

Photo Club Tutorial & Contest: Filters
Saturday, July 19   |  11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Learn how to make your photos more fun and interesting by applying various effects and textures! $7



PiYo (Pilates & Yoga)
Thursdays   |  8:45 to 9:45 a.m.  |  DS

Chair yoga
Thursdays,   |  3:45 to 4:45 p.m.  |  DS

Gentle yoga
Mondays   |   3 to 4 p.m.  |  DS

Yoga for seniors – Int
Mondays  |  3 to 4:15 p.m.  |  AUD

Yoga for seniors - Int/Adv
Thursdays  |  10 to 11:15 a.m.  |  AUD

Better balance & mobility
Mondays   |  1:45 to 2:45 p.m.  |  DS

Zumba Gold
Fridays  |  10:45 to 11:45 a.m.  |  ACT

Tai Chi
Thursdays  |  2:15 to 3:15 p.m.  |  DS
Thursdays  |  1 to 2 p.m.  |  DS
Tuesdays  |  8:15 to 9:15 a.m. & Thursdays  |  11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  |  ACT

Live long: Do Qigong!
Tuesdays  |  10 to 11 a.m.  |  DS



Drawing plus color: Pencil, color pencils & pastels
Tuesdays | 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. | ACT

Oriental Sumi-e painting
Wednesdays  |  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  |  MP

Fun with watercolor!
Thursdays  |  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  |  ART-S

Discover Your Inner Artist with Oil or Acrylic
Fridays  |  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | MP


Be sure to check out the "Digital photo & iPad classes" tab on this page to see available classes. 


Backup Strategies
Wednesday, July 16  |  10  to 11 a.m.  |  ACT

The recent fires remind us that proper backup of your important computer files is essential. Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will review several strategies for easy and effective backup of your computer-based photos, videos, and other important files. Don’t get caught unprepared!

Scanning Family Photos
Wednesday, July 16  |  1 to 2 p.m.  |  ACT

Scanning your important photos can protect them from natural disasters and make them available for use in many exciting projects. Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will help you decide whether to scan the photos yourself or to use an outside scanning service. If scanning important photos is on your to-do list, this class is for you.

Skype Videoconferencing
Wednesday, July 23  |  10 to 11 a.m.  |  ACT

Learn how to use the popular software Skype to enjoy live video conferencing with family and friends.  Skype is free for Windows, Apple Mac and mobile devices. Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will also briefly discuss FaceTime video conferencing for Apple users.

Video - Introduction
Wednesday, July 23  |  1 to 2 p.m.  |  ACT
The popularity of YouTube and low-cost video equipment has prompted an avalanche of video. Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will review various video cameras/smartphones and discuss video editing software. See how easy it is to capture video, edit it and upload it to sites like YouTube and Facebook.


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The Senior Center is looking for volunteers in the fitness room, dining room, computer lab and delivering meals to homebound residents. Those with a passion for a particular topic can even give a presentation or teach a class.

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Contact Information

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

General Information

Business hours
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Closed on city holidays. Evening and Sunday classes and rentals by appointment only, call 760-602-4659 for rates.