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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.


Ice cream social

Friday, Sept. 12  |  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  |  Park
Mark your calendars for a day of outdoor fun! You are invited to our annual Ice Cream Social featuring a senior center favorite, Peter Seltser entertaining diners in Pine Avenue Park. We will be serving cheeseburgers with all the trimmings, and, of course, ice cream sundaes! Join us for an afternoon of lively entertainment, food and good old-fashioned fun!

Monthly brain games before lunch

Wednesday, Sept. 24 | 11 to 11:40 a.m. | DN
Join us for a fun, interactive way to stimulate your brain and have a great time…playing!

Seaside Singers practices begin Sept. 24

Wednesdays | 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. | AUD
Need an outlet for your desire to sing? The Seaside Singers might be the group for you! We are a newly-formed, mixed four-part choral group of adults 50+, who sing with a piano accompanist. All are welcome to come to a rehearsal and check us out!

At-home balance training

Who: Judy Condie Giuliano, PT, GCS (Physical Therapist Board Certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist)
Thursday, Sept. 25  |   10 to 11:30 a.m.  | ACT
Judy will take participants through a simple exercise program that can be done at home to reduce fall risk. The Otago Exercise Programme includes strength, balance and flexibility exercises, as well as a walking program. This program has demonstrated the ability to reduce fall risk by 35%, especially in people over 90. Falls continue to be a major risk for impairment and injury in seniors although most falls can be prevented. Join us to learn how to reduce your risk for falls in your own home.

Computer classes returning!
Lavi Istrate is a credentialed computer instructor with a passion for teaching that has continued for more than 25 years. She has a California Teaching Credential in computer occupations and has been teaching adult education computer classes for the Capistrano Unified School District since 1991. Her teaching techniques incorporate useful hands-on projects that come in handy for any household.

Internet & Email Essentials (3)  Sept. 15  | 1 to 3 p.m.  |  $37.80R/$42NR
Microsoft Office Crash Course (3)   Oct. 10  | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  |  $57.60R/$64NR



* Photography - Beginning

When: Sept. 13 & 20  |  9:15 to 11:15 a.m.  |  MP  |  $21.60R/$24NR

For photographers who already know how to turn on their camera, but have tendencies to stay on the same "auto-mode." This class is a two-session course that will explore every button on your camera, to help you understand what the camera is capapble of!

* Photography - Intermediate

When: Sept. 27 & Oct. 4 | 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.  |  MP  | 
For the photographer who already knows how to navigate their camera, but doesn't know how to utilize all of its features. This two-session course will dive into camera usage outside of auto-mode. Come explore composition, placement, etc. Add pizzazz; take your photos from ordinary to high-quality!



* Aerobic Dancing - Lite!
Mondays  | 11 a.m. to noon | DS
Thursdays | 9 to 10 a.m. | DS

* Yoga
Chair: Thursdays, | 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. | DS
Gentle: Mondays | 3 to 4 p.m. | DS
Intermediate: Mondays | 3 to 4:15 p.m. | AUD
Intermediate/Advanced: Thursdays | 10 to 11:15 a.m. | AUD

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

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

* Tai Chi
Beginning: Thursdays | 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. | DS
Intermediate: Thursdays | 1 to 2 p.m. | DS
Intermediate/Advanced: Thursdays | 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. | ACT
Advanced: Tuesdays | 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

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

* Tappercize
Fridays  |  11 a.m. to noon  |  DS


* Ceramics studio (New!)
Thursdays  |  3 to 5 p.m.  |  ART-S

* Ceramics - Introductory (New!)
Mondays  |  3 to 5 p.m.  |  ART-S

* Drawing and color: Pencil, color pencil or pastel
Mondays  |  1 to 3 p.m.  |  MP

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

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

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


* Call for registration fees


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

These free classes are taught by instructor, Mike McMahon and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring note-taking material.


NEW! iPad for Photo Slide Shows

Wednesday, Sept. 17 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
Learn to use your iPad to make entertaining photo slide shows .Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will review several apps that make it fun and easy .You can even add music and your own narration .Come join the learning and the fun.

NEW! Picasa for Making Movies

Wednesday, Sept. 17 | 1 to 2 p.m .| ACT

Picasa is the free and easy photo organizer and editor from Google .But did you know that it can help you create simple movies from your photos and video clips? Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will demonstrate how you can turn your photo/video treasures into engaging movies…fast and easy.

NEW! Cloud-based Storage

Wednesday, Sept. 24 | 10 to 11 a.m. | ACT
Storing your files in the “Cloud” is all the rage these days...come find out what it’s all about .Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will explain how services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud can be part of your computer strategy .Cloud storage can provide secure, off-site backup for your files as well as allow you to sync those files across multiple platforms.

NEW! Online Photo and Video Sharing

Wednesday, Sept. 24 | 1 to 2 p.m. | ACT

More and more photographers are taking advantage of photo and video sharing websites .These sites (e.g. Facebook, Flickr, You Tube) provide online hosting at little or no cost .This frees you from the burden of printing, mailing, or emailing your photos/videos to family and friends .Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will explain the details and get you started with online sharing.

See other computer classes.

New! Ceramics Studio

When: Thursdays  |  3 to 5 p.m.  |  ART-S
A must for experienced students wishing to design, mold and glaze individual works of art, useable items and gifts. Studio guidance will be provided by instructor, Dee Pope. All supplies and clay are provided. Four-week session starts Sept. 4  |  $56.70R/$63NR

New! Introductory ceramics classes

When: Mondays  |  3 to 5 p.m.  |  ART-S
This introductory class is for anyone new to clay that wants to experience working with clay and molding clay projects. Students will design and mold cups, bowls and sculpture projects. All supplies and clay are included. Six class session starts Sept. 8  |  $93.60R/$104NR

New! Tappercize classes
When: Fridays | 11 a.m. to noon | DS

Tappercize is a fun way to exercise while learning to tap dance! Learn basic tap steps while dancing to the oldies of the 30s, 40s and 50s. This one-hour class consists of a warm-up, learning steps and dancing to music, followed by a cool-down period. Tap shoes are optional.
Fee for four classes: $33.30R/$37NR. Drop-ins accepted, $12.

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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Carlsbad Senior Center
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799 Pine Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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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.