Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: ‘Rumble in the Ranch’ celebrity poker fundraiser to benefit Senior Center


By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center invites friends and supporters to participate in a fundraiser to benefit its programs and services. “Rumble in the Ranch,” a Celebrity Poker Tournament and Silent Auction, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Players and spectators will enjoy delicious food and wine while bidding on exciting silent auction items. For more information, please call the Senior Center at (858)756-3041 or visit our event website at

Texas Hold’em Poker 101:

If you’re a beginner or intermediate player who wishes to play in the “Rumble in the Ranch” Poker Tournament Fundraiser Nov. 10, you are invited to the RSF Senior Center for a free poker lesson from Richard Lederer, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are required and seating is limited (858) 756-3041.

Classical Music Appreciation:

Monday, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, and Nov. 26 at 2 p.m.: Instructor Randy Malin leads a class featuring classical music composers and the music that has endured through the ages. Classical music fans and individuals who are less familiar but want to learn more, will find this class informative and entertaining.

Balance & Fall Prevention Exercise 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.

Oil Painting Class:

Bring your favorite photos to life with oil paints – from portraits to landscapes! This class is appropriate for all artists, from beginner to advanced and is taught by local artist, Lynne Zimet - Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call for additional information (858) 756-3041.

Watercolor Class:

RSF Art Guild Member and local artist, Pat Beck, will show students how to create beautiful works of art using watercolor paints. This class is for both beginning and experienced artists. Friday mornings 10 a.m. to noon.

Rancho San Café – French Discussion Group:

A wonderful opportunity for those with intermediate and advanced French language skills to enjoy a cup of coffee while conversing in French. Conversations are facilitated by Philippe Faurie. The discussion group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. (Thursday, Nov. 1, Nov. 15).

Writing Workshop:

How do we carve life into words? Published author, Garret Chaffin-Quiray will assist students with writing personal memoirs. This workshop meets the first Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon (Thursday, Nov. 1).

Free Blood Pressure Checks:

This service provided by San Diego Medical Services, is offered the last Thursday of every month (Nov. 29) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome!

Acting Class with Monty Silverstone:

Please call the Senior Center for more information (858) 756-3041.

Resource & Referral Program:

In addition to the above programs and classes, the Senior Center’s Resource and Referral service is available Monday through Friday. Seniors and family members needing information about senior services can meet with staff to address a wide variety of needs.

For more information about any of the Senior Center’s programs, events and classes or to be added to the mailing list, please call (858) 756-3041. Additional special programs will be announced as they are scheduled.