Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Mark your calendars for upcoming programs!


By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

Lederer on Language

The Senior Center is proud to present a three-part lecture series with Richard Lederer, author and San Diego Union Tribune language columnist. You are invited to attend one or all three! The presentations will take place in the Senior Center garden as follows:

Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. – Confessions of a Word Lover

Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. – An Afternoon of Language and Laughter

Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. – Conan the Grammarian

Dr. Lederer is the author of more than 40 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling “Anguished English” series. His syndicated column, “Looking at Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named the International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner. Please join us for these informative and entertaining presentations! Reservations are not required.

Writer’s Workshop Series

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m., join writing instructor Garret Chaffin-Quiray, for a four-part writer’s workshop which will meet the first Thursday of each month. There will be a topic of discussion for each session as follows:

Sept. 6 – “How do we carve life into words?”

Oct. 4 – “Why is it important to establish perspective on events we wish to describe?”

Nov. 1 – “How do modifiers and verbs perfect the stories we tell?”

Dec. 6 – “Is it possible to really savor writing through editing and refinement?”

Garret will assist both beginning and experienced students with writing personal memoirs or with works in progress. Reservations are not required.

America and the World: A Diplomatic History

Join host Randy Malin, for this seven-week DVD lecture series offering a narrative history of 20th century United States diplomacy with Professor Mark A. Stolar. These lectures are from the Great Courses™ series through the Teaching Company and will be followed by an informal discussion led by Randy Malin. Lectures will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Reservations are not required!

Shingles: the Virus and its Prevention

Also known as herpes zoster, shingles is a disease affecting an estimated 1 million Americans each year. Although it is most common in adults over 50, if you have had chickenpox, you are at risk of developing shingles. Join us on Friday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. for an informative lecture by board-certified pharmacist Bryan E. Woods, R.Ph. He will discuss risk factors, symptoms, complications, and the shingles vaccine, Zostavax®. Reservations are not required.