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Special Events and Workshops

GET THE LEAD OUT!!!: Facilitated by Marie Taylor, Friday, November 9th. 10am-12pm.
Kick start that short story … loosen those labials and put the verve into your verse … get the kinks out of your fingers and into your characters. In other words, stop procrastinating and put a point on that #2 Ticonderoga and write (which can be like a root canal only more painful)! This two‐hour boot camp is comprised of two, five and ten‐minute spontaneous writing exercises designed to break a sweat and get those creative juices flowing. We’ll write, read aloud (optional), and then write some more all the while discussing the challenges and rewards of the literary life. Poetry, fiction, memoir, essays, children’s stories, comic books – the form doesn’t matter, the desire to tell a story does. Get off the dime, polish that prose and join us. Course fee $12, register by visiting or calling the front desk.

BOOKS WITH HART: Friday, Dec 7 10:00-11:30 a.m. Cost: FREE
Copies available at Hart Center reception desk on a first come, first served basis beginning Friday, November 2
During World War II, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick thinking mathematicians to calculate jet velocities and plot missile trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women--known as human computers--who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles.

Two Series of Caregiver’s Workshops facilitated by Julie Interrante will begin in September for people at different stages in their caregiving experience. People who have been caregivers for a long period of time—sometimes decades—may feel unmoored and at a loss about the next step in their life when their loved one passes away. Both 8-part series are $20, and an RSVP is required; contact Stephanie Wilson (916) 808-1591 or

  • Permission to Live—Life After Caregiving is intended to serve as a bridge of support as former caregivers learn to adjust to their new reality. The series runs from 12:30pm- 1:45pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, September-December 
  • Caregiving & The Search for Self assists people in creating a personal skills toolkit needed to thrive as a caregiver. Participants will have the opportunity to identify what they need, unravel limiting beliefs that block self-care, learn to listen to the messages beneath their feelings and use them to inform decisions, acknowledge ongoing losses, and live in hope and connect with other caregivers. 12:30pm-1:45pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, September-December.

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro: Beginning Lessons-Mondays, November 5, & 19. 3:45p-4:45p Cost $20/2 Lessons

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro: Intermediate Lessons-Wednesdays, November 7, 14, & 28. 3:45p-4:45p Cost $30/3 Lessons

Diamond Painting: Friday, November 30, 2018. 2pm-4pm, Cost: $10 Registration begins November 5th. Come and try a new art form that is sweeping the globe... “Diamond Painting” This easy and enjoyable activity is for crafters of all ages. Based on the same concept as mosaics and paint-by-numbers, you will use tiny diamond like facets to create colorful work of art with designs and patterns that sparkle!! Hurry and register, class fills up fast!!

Cinema and Conversation Circle w/ Latifu Munirah:
Friday, December 28th, 9:45am-11:45am. Cost: Free. No film will be shown for the month of November due to the holiday. December's showing will be a series of Short Films:

  • “Tara the Crusader” - Frustrated with rude customers, a young woman goes undercover to seek vengeance against those who have wronged her and her fellow baristas.
  • “Silver Lining” - An actor takes a job entertaining an elderly woman who mistakes him for her dead son. Singing together brings a moment of clarity to both of them.
  • “All By MySelfie”- Having just moved to Los Angeles, lily tries to reconcile the oppressive requirements of social media with the need t connect with real people in a new city.

Apple iPhone and Android Phone 101: Get to know the functions and features of Apple's iPhone and Android phones, including opening and closing apps, connecting to Wi-Fi, settings, display, calendar, and email. Register today for an individual 45-minute session available every Friday in August at Hart Senior Center! Call or stop by the front desk to register; $8 a session.

Great Books: FREE
- Great Books Discussion Group: Fourth Monday of each month, 10a-Noon

Poetry Appreciation w/Marie Taylor: Featuring "Elizabeth Bishop", Friday, November 30th, 1pm-2:30pm. Register in advance by visiting or calling the Hart Center front reception desk. Elizabeth Bishop was considered a “poet-poet” for many years; the technical brilliance and variety of her work is astonishing. Unlike many of her contemporaries who wrote in the confessional style Bishop’s poetry focuses on her impressions of the physical world. Her images are precise and true to life, and they reflect her own sharp wit and moral sense. She received the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Fellowship in 1964 for distinguished poetic achievement, and the National Book Award in 1970. Her stature as a major poet continues to grow through the high regard of the poets and critics who have followed her. No experience necessary. Cost: $6.

MEDICARE Open Enrollment Presentation by HICAP Services:
Monday, November 13, 2018, 10am-11:30am. HICAP counselors can help you pick a plan that best suits your health insurance needs. If you would like to meet one-on-one with a HICAP counselor, please visit or call the Hart Center's front reception desk to make your 1-hour appointment and pick up a worksheet--that you will need to bring at the time of your appointment along with a list of all your prescription drugs. Register in advance by calling 916-808-5462.

MEDICARE HEALTH FAIR for Seniors & Other Beneficiaries:
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10am-4:30pm at The Hart Senior Center. Appointments Recommended. For help with your Medicare Part D Plan or a complete review of your medications and NO COST Health Screenings/Services, call the front reception desk today to make your appointment. Be sure to bring (Medicare card, all of your Medications and a copy of your most recent lab values) to your appointment.


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2018 Winter Concert and Sing-Along: Friday, December 14th Doors Open at 12:45pm Concert Starts at 1pm. Featuring: SINGERS WITH HART and a Special Guest Performance By: MANITOS. This concert is Free, space is limited! Get your ticket in advance beginning Monday, December 3rd at the Hart Senior Center reception desk. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.