Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center to present integrative therapies event

These events are upcoming at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, 16780 La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe. Call 858-756-3041 to register, or visit

Enhancing Your Health With Integrative Therapies and Palliative Care, 2 p.m. June 10: Learn about the benefits of integrative therapies and palliative care. Presenters are Dr. Emmet Lee, M.D., medical director of LightBridge Medical Associates, and Tana Austin, M.A., program manager, Integrative Therapies Department for LightBridge Hospice and Palliative Care.

4th of July Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. July 4: The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center will host the annual 4th of July luncheon. Valet parking is provided and attendees will have the opportunity to attend the community parade. Reservations are required.

Intermediate Bridge, 10 a.m. July 9: Join Scott Farr for a five-week workshop including a review of beginning bridge, hand re-evaluation, competitive bidding, overcalls and doubles, intervening bids, and slam bidding conventions. The cost is $85 per person and can be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

• Resource and Referral Service, available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays: Seniors and their family members can speak with a staff member for valuable information to address a variety of needs. For assistance, or to schedule an appointment, call 858-756-3041.

• Balance & Fall Prevention Fitness Class: Meets at 10:45 a.m. Monday mornings. Licensed physical therapist Cathy Boppert leads the class in performing practical and useful exercises to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help prevent falls. A fee of $5 for each class is paid to the instructor.

• Classical Music Appreciation: Meets from 2-4 p.m. with next classes June 15, June 29. Instructor Randy Malin leads this class featuring classical composers and the music that has endured through the ages.

• Art History Video Lecture: Meets 2-3:45 p.m.; next classes June 8, June 22. Enjoy a fine art history video lecture from the Great Courses Teaching Company.

• Oil Painting Class: This class is appropriate for all artists from beginning through advanced. Local artist Lynne Zimet instructs. Call 858-756-3041 about the next series of classes.

• Rancho San Café, French Discussion Group: 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. Call for next dates.

• Calling All Literature Lovers: 10 a.m.-noon every first Friday (June 5). This workshop led by Garrett Chaffin-Quiray begins with a discussion of a critically acclaimed author’s work, followed by an optional writing workshop for interested participants.

• Acting Class with Monty Silverstone: Instructor Silverstone, accomplished actor and father of Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, will teach students about monologues, scene study, and cold reading from scripts. Call for next dates.