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Free and Fee Based Virtual Programs for Older Adults throughout San Diego County and Beyond

Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad is offering free and fee based virtual programs for older adults throughout San Diego County and beyond. You do not need to be a resident of Carlsbad to take advantage of these programs.

Virtual Culinary Lab

Thursdays, August 6 – 27, 12 – 1 p.m.

Join Culinary Lab instructor Kyle Dixon for “Lunch at the Culinary Lab”. The class will be live-streamed as Kyle cooks a new delicious and nutritious meal each week. Students will receive the recipe in advance so they can have all ingredients on hand to cook along with Kyle!

  • August 6: Campfire Eats
  • August 13: Jamaican Cuisine
  • August 20: Smoothies & Shakes
  • August 27: Hawaiian Luau
  • September 3: Best Served Cold

Register here today: Virtual Culinary Lab

“24K” Zumba Gold with Saleemah

Fridays, August 7 – 28, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cha-cha, merengue, salsa and swing will get you moving your feet, clapping your hands, shaking your hips and have so much fun you’ll forget you’re exercising! Easy-to-follow dance steps makes this class suitable for beginners and experiences alike! $6 per class.

Register here today: “24K” Zumba Gold

Functional Yoga

Wednesdays, August 5 – 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Join experienced instructors on Zoom to create a union of mind, body and spirit. You’ll practice basic postures and breathwork all from the comfort and safety of your home. This class is not for beginners. You’ll want to have a mat, small towel and stretching strap on hand. Wear clothes that allow for movement. Little to no food is recommended within 2 hours of practice. $42 for the month-long session.

Register here today: Functional Yoga

PiYo (Pilates/Yoga)

Wednesdays, August 5 – 26, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Join experienced instructors on Zoom for more yoga, this time for your core, back and belly! Pilates was developed by a dancer to improve balance, flexibility, strength, circulation and pressure. You’ll want to have a mat, small towel and stretching strap on hand. Wear clothes that allow for movement. Little to no food is recommended within 2 hours of practice.  $42 for the month-long session.

Register here today: PiYo (Pilates/Yoga)

UCSD Osher Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays, August 5 – 26, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

The Carlsbad Senior Center has partnered with UCSD Osher to offer viewings of the recorded lectures. There will be weekly discussions on Zoom where participants can politely discuss their thoughts on the week’s lecture. Every Thursday evening a link will be sent out to all registered participants to access the week’s video. The link will remain active until the following Wednesday evening.

  • August 5: A Celebration of Ludwig Van Beethoven: Funeral March Sonata
  • August 12: A Celebration of Ludwig Van Beethoven: The “Les Adieux” Sonata
  • August 19: Lives and Art of Famous Artists: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and the History of Mexico Part I
  • August 26: Lives and Art of Famous Artists: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and the History of Mexico Part II

Register here today: UCSD Osher

Carlsbad Sings – Wizard of Oz Sing-A-Long

Monday, August 10, 10 – 11 a.m.

Follow along on the yellow brick road as the Carlsbad Senior Center leads a Virtual Wizard of Oz Sing-A-Long. Belt out the words to classics like “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard” with your friends and family of all ages.

Register here today: Carlsbad Sings!

Carlsbad History Highway

Monday, August 24, 10 – 11 a.m.

Travel down the Carlsbad History Highway in this new virtual presentation series. The Carlsbad Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on the rich and diverse parts of Carlsbad history each month. This month’s presentation is: A Brief Look at Carlsbad History Through the Displays at the Carlsbad Historical Museum.

Register here today: Carlsbad History Highway

Morningstar Investing Know-How

Mondays, August 24 & 31, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Presenter, Shelley Murasko, has strong experiential credentials in the investment field. She is thoroughly familiar with Morningstar’s mutual fund investment education resources and base their lectures on this content. Area residents have free access to this Morningstar guidance through the City of Carlsbad Libraries’ online database. Classes are held the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month. Check newsletter for topics.

Register here today: Morningstar Presentation

Introduction to Watercolor Workshop

Tuesday, August 25, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Have fun while discovering your creative side. With just a few watercolor brushes, paint and paper you will begin your journey into the beautiful art of watercolor painting. No drawing required. A color photo and line drawing will be provided.

Register here today: Introduction to Watercolor

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