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Hobbies and Personal Enrichment

All "Hobbies and Personal Enrichment" groups are absolutely free of charge and welcome newcomers!


Audiomobile: Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A traveling audio library that plays nostalgic radio programs. 


Book club: 2nd Monday of every month, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Newcomers always welcome! Upcoming selections:


* Meets first Monday due to holiday on the second Monday.


Discussion group: 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Catch yourself talking back to the radio or the TV? Long for interaction/feedback on ideas that catch your attention? Share them with us. Topics discussed are as varied and as stimulating as the people who gather. The moderator presents topics selected by the group and “directs traffic," generally keeps commentary moving along.


Five-in-One Joy class: Wednesdays, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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


PC Users group: Meets 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m.


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

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. Instructor, Soraya Mendoza, is Chopra Center certified, and welcomes new students.


Senior Readers Theater: 1st & 3rd Mondays, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Readers Theater is telling stories to local elementary schoolchildren using a script. No need to memorize the parts. Meets off-site, call 760-602-4650 for more information.


Spanish classes:

  • Level I - Mondays, from 9 to 10 a.m. For newcomers and beginners, with emphasis on pronunciation, diction and grammar.
  • Level II - Mondays, from 10 to 11 a.m. For intermediate students, with focus on advanced grammar and sentence structure.
  • Level III - Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For advanced students, with focus on reading and conversation.

    Stamps collectors meet: 2nd Fridays,10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Trade, show and tell, learn stamp values, and talk stamps with other stamp collectors. Open to all philatelists, new and experienced.


    Writers group: Mondays, from 9 to 11 a.m.

    Attendees write stories about family history, WWII adventures, childhood memories, business experiences and more. The class provides an open forum in which everyone is encouraged, but not pressured, to share their work.


    Writing our lives: Tuesdays, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Each week in a friendly supportive environment, students will be given prompts to encourage them to mine their memories and tell their own stories, leaving writers with a legacy for their family. Writing Our Lives is a creative and empowering adventure. 
    Sandy Carpenter, a local resident and retired newspaper journalist, will assist the beginner, and if desired, critique the more advanced writer. This class uses hand-out tips, guides and memory-joggers to help students find the step-by-step approach to shaping their stories.
    Newcomers always welcome!

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