Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center presents ‘The Magic of Poetry’

By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

The Magic of Poetry – Author and U-T San Diego language columnist Richard Lederer will highlight the works of a great poet at 2 p.m. each Wednesday. “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom,” wrote poet Robert Frost. Come enjoy the delightful and wise poems of the New England poets:

Feb. 19: Robert Frost

Feb. 26: E.E. Cummings

Resource and Referral Service — Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Seniors and their families 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.

Watercolor Painting — This four-part weekly series with instructor Karen Athens will provide an introduction to watercolor painting. Students will learn about composition, use of color and painting techniques. All levels of experience are welcome. Call the Senior Center at (858) 756-3041 for more information.

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 — From 2-4 p.m. on the Mondays of Feb. 24, March 10 and April 28, instructor Randy Malin leads a class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages.

Art History Video Lecture — Enjoy a fine art history video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company Mondays from 2-3:45 p.m. March 3, 17, 31 and April 14.

Knitting Group — This informal group meets from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays. Bring a current project or start a new one. All levels welcome.

Oil Painting Class — Held each Thursday morning from 10 a.m.-noon. This class is appropriate for artists from beginning through advanced. The instructor is local artist Lynne Zimet. Call (858) 756-3041 for more information.

Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group — Meets first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:30-11:30 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 9:30-10:30 a.m.: This free service is provided by American Medical Response Ambulance Service. No appointment is necessary.

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

Calling All Literature Lovers —

This workshop led by Garrett Chaffin-Quiray includes a discussion of a critically acclaimed author’s work followed by an optional writing workshop for interested participants. Workshop dates are the first Friday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6.