• Aerobics class (Photo - Bill Branson)

      Aerobics class (Photo – Bill Branson)

      There is something for everyone in the month of May at the Pasadena Senior Center.

      You do not have to be a member to attend, but remember that some events require advance reservations.

      Scenic Walkers Club – Every Wednesday, May1 – 29, at 9 a.m.

      Join members of the Pasadena Senior Center’s Scenic Walkers Club for walks to scenic local places to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise. For more information, including where to meet up each week, contact Scenic Walkers Club coordinator Alan Colville at alancolville@charter.net.

      Treatments for Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers Lecture – Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

      Learn about leading-edge immunotherapy treatments for melanoma and its potential in other skin cancers.

      Food Bank – Friday, May 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

      Low-income individuals 60 and older will receive one box of food, and couples will receive two boxes. Proof of income and a California ID are required. Bags are heavy, so please bring a personal shopping cart.

      Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, May 3. 10, 17 and 31 at 1 p.m.

      Everyone enjoys the experience of watching movies and the pleasures they bring. May 3: “Can You Ever Forgive Me” (2018, R) starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.  When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.  May 10: “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018, R) starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. May 17: “Black KKKlansman” (2018, R) starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. May 31: “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018, PG) starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

      Screening Mimis Film Discussion Club – Tuesdays, May 7 and 21, at 1:30 p.m.

      Diehard film fans are invited to watch a movie the first and third Tuesday of every month, preceded by a presentation about the film’s hidden history and followed by lively discussion. May 7: Nightcrawler (2014, R) starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. May 21: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961, R) starring Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty. An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo. 

      An Act of Kindness – Thursday, May 9 at 10 a.m.

      Rita Purdue, Ms. Senior California, aims to promote awareness for seniors’ well-being and inspires the senior community to elevated meaningful heights.

      Cultural Thursday: Great American Songwriters – Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m.

      The six-part Great American Songwriters series continues with a focus on Hoagy Carmichael and lyricist Johnny Mercer with classics such as “Stardust,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Moon River,” “Skylark,” “Laura” and more.

      Smart Gardening Workshop – Saturday, May 11, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

      Learn how to improve your lawn and garden and reduce waste at this beginner class that will provide hands-on instruction on composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening and grasscycling. Presented by the City of Los Angeles. www.smartgardening.com.

      Life Goes On – Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m.

      Explore the many challenges life poses after we lose the person who handled all the important matters, like paying the bills, keeping a budget, credit cards, insurance policies all the important processes of living. There will be a Q&A session after the lecture.

      SWINGING/STARS – Friday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m.

      MUSE/IQUE guest artists will explore the twinkling, twinkling wonder of songs about space! R.S.V.P. for this free event at the Welcome Desk. All guests will receive complimentary tickets to the SWINGING/STARS concert led by MUSE/IQUE artistic director Rachael Worby Sunday, May 19, at Caltech’s Millikan Pond.

      Savvy Caregiver Workshop Express  – Fridays, May 17, 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to Noon.

      This three-week program is based on the original “Savvy Caregiver.” Participants will receive basic knowledge, skills and information about helpful attitudes needed to care for a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia.

      LA Opera Talk: “La Traviata”— Monday, May 20, at 1 p.m.

      An LA Opera community educator will lead participants through Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece “La Traviata,” the story of a beautiful courtesan who dedicates her remaining days to decadent pleasures, dazzling parties and wealthy admirers. But when a devoted suitor declares his true love, she must pay for the sins of her past with a heart-breaking sacrifice.

      Drum Circle — Monday, May 20 at 3 p.m.

      This class is for new and first-time drummers! It will begin from the ground up and will include basic technique for the primary tones of the drum, fun beginning rhythms, ensemble playing, and the fundamentals of rhythm awareness. Drums will be provided to the first 10 participants. RSVP at the Welcome Desk.

      Estate Planning Basics, Part 1 – Thursday, May 23, at 10 a.m.

      Learn the basic facts everyone should know about trusts, wills and probate issues. Presented by the Law Offices of Geoffrey Chin.

      Chronic Pain Self-Management Program – Fridays, May 24 through June 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

      Anyone with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia, injuries or other health complications can benefit from new techniques for better managing pain in the back and neck. Practice relaxation and gentle movement exercises. Improve communication with healthcare providers. Call (626) 685-6732 to register.

      Estate Planning Basics, Part 2 – Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m.

      Learn the basic facts everyone should know about estate taxes, conservatorships and durable powers of attorney. Presented by the Law Offices of Geoffrey Chin.

      > For more information visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.

      Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is a donor supported organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.

      Source: Pasadena Senior Center

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