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Special Events and Workshops

SPELLING BEE: FOR THE SPELL OF IT! Friday, June 28th 10am– Noon. Cost: Free
Show off those spelling skills and bee the 2019 Hart Senior Center Spelling Bee Champion! Rules will be provided to all registered participants and reviewed at the start of the competition. Don’t want to play? Plan to bee in the audience! Limited space for participants, Visit or call the Hart Senior Center to register by Wednesday, June 26th! Presented in partnership with Sacramento Public Library.

Mondays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th. 12:30pm– 2pm. Cost: $5.00
Creative expression allows participants to engage in creative projects and activities as a team and/or individually. Participants will be able to express themselves by challenging their minds and designing creatively. Come have fun, open your imagination, and create art! Supplies are provided. Come visit and sign up at the Heart Senior Center!

Fridays, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 2pm-3pm. Cost: $10
Dance Fusion is a lively movement fundamental class with a new focus each week! Students will improve balance, focus and musicality through fun styles such as ballet, Latin dance, and swing! Come dance the hour away with Malia on Fridays! Advance Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 11th. 1pm-2:30pm. Cost: $10 
Join us for another Diamond painting course! This form of art is an easy and enjoyable activity for crafters young and old. Based on the same concept as mosaics and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting uses tiny “diamond”-like facets to create colorful designs and patterns for finished designs that sparkle!

Fridays, June 7TH & 14TH. 1pm-4pm. 
Cost: Free 
Want to polish your bridge playing skills for an upcoming game? Join Diane’s refresher course starting this month. Learn different tricks and rules to win a game. All levels are welcome! 

PINOCHLE: Thursdays, 10am-1pm & Sundays, 12:30pm to 3pm Cost: Free
Love playing cards and meeting new people? Come experience the joy of playing pinochle here at Hart! Join with other beginning and experienced players for single and double deck games. All levels are welcomed! For more information, contact the Hart Senior Center at (916) 808-5462.

Thursdays, 2pm-3:30pm. Cost: Free
Multi-genre writing is a fine mix of imagination and experience. This type of writing responds to various conceptions of genre, audience, voice, arrangement and style. The writing group prompts the participants to tap into their knowledge about new media literacies, rich rhetorical situations, and the multiple perspectives that are inherent in any writing activity. Come join us on Thursdays beginning this month to share, explore and build on your creative writing! Materials are provided and the cost is FREE.

Wednesday, June 26th. 6pm. Cost: $5/ticket
Limit 2 Tickets per person. Join your friends at Hart for another Broadway musical. Oklahoma! Is a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration. This groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning musical, set in the early 1900’s Oklahoma Territory, is about a young farm girl and her courtship by two rival suitors. With a rapturous and immortal score featuring the title song, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin” and “People Will Say We’re in love,” OKLAHOMA, now celebrating its 75th Anniversary, set the standard for American musical theatre. Enter for a Chance to win Free Tickets! Winners will be announced on June 10th by 4:30pm. Visit or call the front desk for more information.

AMERICAN FOLK-ART w/ Marie Taylor:
Friday, June 7th, 14th & 21st. 1pm to 2:30pm Cost: $20 for 3 classes
It’s been called folk art, outsider art, primitive and naïve art. Folk art takes us on a trip down memory lane to revisit the everyday sights and values of our childhood. It celebrates everything we love about America past and present. Go into any home and garden shop and you’ll see examples of folk art on cards, calendars, linens, keepsakes and household items. Art by everyday people: Folk art has often been made by people who are self-taught artists, with little or no art training. The style is simple and uncomplicated, with little shading or perspective. You may recognize the names of some of its most famous practitioners - Grandma Moses, Mary Englebreit, Charles Wysocki, Clementine Hunter, Warren Kimball and Jane Wooster Scott. The Good Old Summertime: Folk art is a perfect introduction to art making and the designs can be applied to a variety of items. Join us this summer to explore your creative side while you take a trip down memory lane.

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro:
Beginning Lessons - Cost: $40/4 Lessons, Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24. 3:45p-4:45p

Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro:
Intermediate Lessons - Cost: $40/4 Lessons, Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26. 3:45p-4:45p

TAI CHI! Mondays, 10:30am- 11:30am: Cost: $25/4 classes
TAI CHI! Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm: Cost: $25/4 classes
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.

Books With Hart:
Friday, July 12th 10:00-11:30 a.m. Cost: Free
“Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. Copies will be available at the Hart Center’s front reception desk on a first come, first served basis beginning Friday, June 3rd. The New York Times Bestseller A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything―instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

Great Books: Monday, June 24th 10a-12pm, Cost: Free This month’s selection-“Power of the Majority,” by Alexis De Tocqueville. Great Books Discussion Group is free
Open to all and meets every fourth Monday of each month.

Writing for Self-Discovery w/ Latifu Munirah: 
“Goal Setting 101”: Friday June 14th, 10am-11:30am. Cost: FREE Sessions
Facilitated by volunteer Latifu Munirah every 2nd Friday of each month. 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, June 28th, 9:45am-11:45am. Cost: Free

TRIPLE-R Caregiver and Dementia Workshop Series - Cost: $20 for all ten sessions, limited scholarship is available
Permission to Live (Life After Caregiving) Workshop Series: RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND 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 Cost is $20 for all ten sessions, limited scholarship available
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. 

Monthly Dementia Caregiver Support Group - Cost: Free
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. 

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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! For more information or to check availability, call or email our 50+ Wellness Coordinator at (916)808-1593