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Special Events and Workshops

SINGERS WITH HART: “Sing for Joy: A Spring Choral Concert”. Sunday, April 7th from 2pm to 4pm Cost: FREE --tickets are now available at the Hart Center’s reception desk.
Come join us for the 4th annual “Sing for Joy: A Spring Choral Concert” at Sierra 2 Community Center on Sunday, April 7th from 2pm to 4pm. This special event will showcase the singing talents of the Hart Senior Center’s very own choir, Singers with Hart. The concert will be led by professional music director Christiana Quick-Cleveland and accompanied by pianist Nancy Balenzano

ANNUAL OUR LIFE STORIES CONFERENCE:
April 13th, 9am to 4pm, Registration Fee: $35 The annual Our Life Stories cross-generational writers’ conference will be held Saturday, April 13th at Cosumnes River College. The day-long event, now in its twelfth year, is a product of Hart Center’s Life History Writing program. Attendees will enjoy workshop sessions led by celebrated authors sharing their wisdom and guiding attendees through exercises that explore the craft of memoir writing. A delicious lunch is included mid-day. Our Life Stories conference information and registration forms are available at the Hart Senior Center front desk or at: www.OurLifeStories.org. All writers (and aspiring writers) are welcome!

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro:
Beginning Lessons- Cost: $40/4 Lessons Mondays, April 8,15, 22 & 29. 3:45p-4:45p

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro:
Intermediate Lessons- Cost: $40/4 Lessons Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24. 3:45p-4:45p

TAI CHI! Additional Course Offering: Wednesday, April 3rd 1pm-2pm.
You asked for it and we’re giving it to you! Beginning Wednesday, April 3rd an additional weekly Tai Chi course will be offered. Cost: $25/4 classes

TAI CHI! Mondays, 10:30am- 11:30am.
Tai Chi, a slow-moving meditative exercise used for relaxation, has the additional benefit of improving balance and preventing falls. Studies show that practicing Tai Chi help decrease stress and anxiety and help increase energy, stamina, flexibility, and muscle strength. The fundamental principles of traditional Tai Chi involve weight bearing stances, postural correct body alignment and coordinated movements performed in a slow, continuous, circular and flowing manner. Cost: $25/4 classes

BOOKS WITH HART: Friday, May 3rd. 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free “SHELTER” by Jung Yun. Copies available at Hart Center reception desk on a first come, first served basis beginning Friday, April 5th. Kyung Cho and his wife have always lived beyond their means, living in a home that is worth less than they owe on it. These choices have come full circle, and Cho is anxious about what this means for his family. Add to this that his gap of his distant relationship with his parents is closing, forcing him to not only face his childhood, but the realities of his present life.

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

Intermediate Sketching w/Marie Taylor: Fridays, April 5, 12 & 19. 1pm-2:30pm,
Cost: $20/3 classes. If you’ve taken one or more of our beginning sketching classes, you will want to sign-up for Intermediate Sketching. Building on the basics, we will focus on live sketching and, if weather permits, we will try our hand in recreating the beautiful nature and street scenes around the Hart Center. Bring your own supplies or use ours. Hurry and register so you can sketch the beauties of spring with us. This class fills up fast!!

Writing for Self-Discovery w/ Latifu Munirah; “Goal Setting 101”: Friday April 12th, 10am-12pm. Cost: FREE
Sessions are facilitated by volunteer Latifu Munirah every 2nd Friday of each month. We are nearing the end of the first quarter of a New Year!!! Where are you in terms of achieving those new resolutions for 2019, left over goals from 2018, or even earlier? If you are giving a “Dah?” response, consider joining Latifu for a two-part series (April & May) on goal setting and achieving! We will explore interesting tips to inject life into your actions and manifest your desires! Bring your personal planner to use for scheduling key activities. Writing materials will be provided. Space is limited, sign up in advance by visiting or calling the front reception desk.

Cinema and Conversation Circle w/ Latifu Munirah:
Friday, April 26th, 9:45am-11:45am. Cost: Free.

POETRY APPRECIATION SERIES w/Marie Taylor: Friday, April 26th 1pm-2:30, Cost: $5

50+ WELLNESS PROGRAM 12TH ANNUAL 2019 SPORTS FOR LIFE! SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Saturday and Sunday, April 27th & 28th
This two-day tournament is open to adults age 50+, with Men’s and Women’s 50+, 55+, 60+ and 65+ divisions. Want more information about the tournament? Email fiftypluswellness@cityofsacramento.org or call 808-1593 to inquire about registering a team. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to play the sport you love or be inspired on the sidelines by seniors “giving it their all” out on the soccer field. Another option: serving as a tournament volunteer. Contact us for more information.

Triple-R Caregiver and Dementia Workshop Series:

  • Permission to Live (Life After Caregiving) Workshop Series: RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. This new ten session series began on January 2, 2019. This series is designed to work with individuals struggling to reclaim their life after being a long-term caregiver. Participants are encouraged to rediscover their talents and dreams, work with feelings of grief or guilt and move along on the path of having a full life after caregiving. For additional information or questions/concerns, contact Stephanie Wilson (916) 808-1591 or smwilson@cityofsacramento.org. Cost is $20 for all ten sessions, limited scholarship available — CLASS FULL
  • Caregiving and the Search for Self (What Happened to my Life) Workshop Series: RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. As a caregiver you often hear that you need to take care of yourself, but how do you really do that? This ten session workshop series will explore sustainable self-care. The program will explore cultivating compassion (and combating compassion fatigue) as well as physical, emotional and spiritual health. Each session will be an opportunity to add new skills and flexibility in caring for yourself while caring for your loved one. Cost: $20 for all ten sessions, limited scholarship is available.— CLASS FULL
  • Monthly Dementia Caregiver Support Group - The City of Sacramento hosts a monthly Alzheimer’s Association support group for caregivers taking care of a loved one with dementia every second Friday of the month. Support group meetings provide education and emotional support so that caregivers do not feel alone. Those providing care for their loved ones with dementia have a wealth of experience to share with each other and can also look to each other for support and advice. Cost: Free.

 

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2019 ARTS AND ADVENTURE IN THE SIERRAS SENIOR CAMP: August 5th - 9th, 2019 The City of Sacramento’s 50+ Wellness Program hosts an affordable, mini-vacation at Camp Sacramento in the Eldorado National Forest. It’s an opportunity to enjoy scenery, participate in professionally led art workshops, and even go adventure day trips like biking along scenic Lake Tahoe—all included in the standard fee. This year’s Senior Camp offers a wide variety of opportunities during your five-day four-night stay in addition to meals, traditional camp activities and social events. Lodging is in rustic, but comfortable cabins at this charming, historic camp operated by the City of Sacramento since 1920. Some campers like to fit in as many activities as possible, but you can do as many or little as you like on your vacation!

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL PARK:
River Cats on Tuesday, May 15th 10:30 am.
Join friends from Hart Senior Center for a day at Raley’s Baseball Field in West Sacramento to see the River Cats on Tuesday, May 15. Tickets include transportation at 10:30 a.m. from the Hart Center, group seats (in the shade), and a food voucher. The return trip to Hart will be at approximately 4pm. Limited seats are available and advance registration is required. Tickets are priced at $28. Sign up by visiting or calling the reception desk at Hart Center.