Upcoming Events at the La Jolla Community Center

Fourth Friday Jazz Concert: Gilbert Castellanos: A Tribute to the Latin Jazz Masters - Friday, October 28. Reception 7:00pm, Concert 8:00-9:15pm

Gilbert Castellanos, Trumpet Virtuoso, San Diego Music Awards 6 times Best Jazz Artist & Artist of the Year, Curator, Resident Composer, Arranger and Educator will be closing out our Fourth Friday Jazz Series! Castellanos is featuring Irving Flores on Piano. Cost: Pre-purchase: $22/M, $25/NM. Door $30/person. Light refreshments served. Complimentary valet parking. RSVP: www.ljcommunitycenter.org/ffjs

Día de los Muertos Celebration (Day of the Dead) - Wednesday, November 2. 5:00-7:30pm

One time a year, our departed come back to celebrate with us. Day of the Dead (Día De Los Muertos) is a joyful time that helps people remember the departed and celebrate their memory. The event consists of three major themes: Remembrance, Community and Celebration. Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life where mourning is exchanged for celebration. Join us for a festive evening, including live mariachi and traditional Mexican tacos for dinner. Dinner and drinks included. Complimentary valet parking. Cost: $25/M, $40/NM RSVP: www.ljcommunitycenter.org/specialevents

American Mahjong Beginners: 6-Week Course - Date: Thursday, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8. 10:00am-12:30pm

Learn the basics and fundamental rules of Mahjong. Classes include instruction, handouts and gameplay. The 2022 Mahjong Card (required) may be purchased online from the National Mahjong League. Cost: $165/M, $190/NM RSVP: www.ljcommunitycenter.org/bridge-classess

Tuesday Travel Club - Tuesday, October 18. 3:30-4:30pm

Tips and Tricks for Using Airline Miles and CC Rewards Meet fellow travel enthusiasts! Join us to relive adventures, share photos from around the world and get first-hand recommendations on new destinations. Find fun, laughs, and maybe even a new travel buddy! Led by Susie Piegza. Cost: Free/All RSVP: www.ljcommunitycenter.org/clubs

Canasta 101: 8-Week Course - Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8. 1:00-3:00pm

Learn how to play the popular game, Canasta! Canasta combines elements of Bridge and Rummy. This game is easy to learn, especially for players of these games, but no experience is necessary. The object of the game is to score points by making as many melds as possible, especially canastas. A meld is three or more cards of the same rank, regardless of suit. Cost: $100/M, $150/NM RSVP: www.ljcommunitycenter.org/bridge-classes

Pre-Holiday Wine Tasting - Thursday, November 10. 6:00-8:00pm

Perfect for the Holidays! Enjoy 6 wines varying from France to California. Cost:  $25/M, $40/NM. Reservations required by November 3 RSVP: www.ljcommunitycenter.org/specialevents

Distinguished Speaker Series (Virtual) - Thursday, October 20. 10:00-11:00am

Councilmember Joe LaCava (District 1): Overview & Priorities for La Jolla 

The Councilmember’s top two priorities for La Jolla are streets and code enforcement. Councilmember LaCava will discuss budget allocations for La Jolla roads and his support (related to code enforcement) of pay increases for police to help fill vacant positions and additional funding requests to the Parks and Recreation budget. His specific goals for La Jolla also include implementing and enforcing the short-term rental ordinance and gaining passage of the City’s Vending and Spaces as Places ordinances at the California Coastal Commission. Join us to learn more about additional legislative goals. Cost: Free www.ljcommunitycenter.org/dss

La Jolla Art Association Exhibit and Art Demonstration

The La Jolla Art Association (LJAA) Exhibit will be from October 3-December 2, 2022. The media featured includes watercolor,  photography, oils, digital art and acrylics. LJAA will host a reception featuring these artists on Thursday, October 20, from 4-6:30 PM. The artists who will be presenting their work include: Peggy Hinaekian, Salli Sachse,  Eileen Mandela, Dottie Stanley, Gwen Nobil, and Laura Wheeler.  This month's LJAA Art Demonstration on Thursday, October 27 from 4-6PM will feature an oil painting demonstration by artist Virginia Howlett. Her headshot and example of her work also attached. 

Date of Exhibit: 10/3-12/2/22 Date of Art Demonstration: Thursday, October 20,  4:00-6:00PM Cost: Free/open to the public

Please call the Center at: (858) 459-0831 to register for these events

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