Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center presents a variety of winter classes


By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

Memoir Writing with Sid Shapira of “Stories Be Told” – Everyone has a unique story. This workshop will help you get started documenting memorable stories and preserving family history. Participants are asked to bring family photos from their childhood, and a pen and pad of paper. Please plan to attend this free workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 2-4 p.m.

Grief & Bereavement Support Group – The group is facilitated by Erin Hunt, M.A., with Hospice of the North Coast and will meet each Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, please plan to attend. Registration is not required.

Resource and Referral Service - Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors and family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information and referrals to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance or to schedule an appointment, call the Senior Center at (858) 756-3041.

Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class - Monday mornings at 10:45 a.m.: Licensed Physical Therapist, Jim Prussack, provides practical and useful exercise techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. A $5 charge for each class is paid to the instructor.

Classical Music Appreciation – Mondays from 2-4 p.m., (1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24) instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages.

Art History Video Lecture – The following Mondays from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., (2/3), 3/3, 3/17). Enjoy a fine art video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company®.

Knitting Group – This informal group meets weekly on Thursday, from 2-4 p.m. Bring a current project or start a new one. All levels welcome!

Oil Painting Class – Each Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning through advanced. The instructor is local artist, Lynne Zimet. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Advanced Beginners/Intermediate Bridge, with instructor Scott Farr, begins Thursday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. This is a 10-week workshop – cost is $150 paid to the instructor. Call the Senior Center at (858) 756-3041 to reserve your space.

Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group – meets first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate to advanced French language skills to join host, Philippe Faurie, and enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French.

Blood Pressure Checks – Last Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by American Medical Response. No appointment is necessary!

Acting Class with Monty Silverstone – Instructor Monty Silverstone, accomplished actor & father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Please call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Calling all Literature Lovers – This five-week workshop lead by Garrett Chaffin-Quiray, includes a discussion of a critically acclaimed author’s work followed by an optional writing workshop for participants interested in crafting their own stories. Workshop dates are the first Friday of each month, beginning Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. until noon. (2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6)