Share Your Thoughts for an Age-Friendly Carlsbad
The County of San Diego’s Aging & Independence Services, Harder & Co. Community Research – Tuesday, Feb. 21 – 10:30 a.m. to noon
As we age and look to remain healthy and independent, we need to know that our community will be safe and supportive for us. The County of San Diego recently joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which brings with it a 5-year commitment to plan and implement activities that will better support older adults and others as they age. As part of this effort, the Carlsbad Senior Center will be offering an interactive public feedback session hosted by the County of San Diego’s Aging & Independence Services. This will be an opportunity for older adults, caregivers and service providers to give input on our needs for healthy aging in Carlsbad and throughout the county. This meeting will be an interactive opportunity to share ideas and brainstorm with fellow citizens. Bring your ideas on topics such as:
- Healthcare and dementia-related services
- Communication/information sharing
- Social activities
- Public spaces
- Other issues of importance
Can’t attend but would like to share your thoughts? Fill out an online questionnaire
to help us better understand your needs and vision for an age-friendly region.
Intro to Windows 10 Continues: Chapters 12, 13 & 14 – Randy Crumpler, Secured PC Computer Systems
Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16 & 23 – 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
This free computer class continues and explains the basics of the Windows 10 operating system. Learn how to simplify the basics of internet and email usage.
Get the Most out of Your Smartphone
Thursday, Feb. 23 – 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what your smartphone is really capable of? Join us for a class on using your smartphone whether you’re interested in the basics like Wi-Fi and data, or ready to conquer more advanced topics like apps and Bluetooth accessories. We’ll cover exciting new features like health and fitness tracking and answer any questions you may have. All skill levels are welcome, so don’t be afraid to join us and learn how to make your smartphone work for you! Come early-first come, first-served. Please bring note-taking material.
Flamenco Gallardo – Luis & Juanita Gallardo
Thursday, Feb. 23 – 1 to 2 p.m.
It’s that time of year again…the Gallardos will be back to delight our Carlsbad audience. Join us for a taste of Spanish culture with a beautiful dance performance from Flamenco Gallardo
. Back from their tour of Virginia, the Gallardo’s will mesmerize the audience with their percussive footwork and intricate body movements in this passionate and self-expressive form of dance.
Morningstar Investment Education Lectures
Presenter, Richard Loth, has strong experiential credentials in the investment field, and uses Morningstar’s mutual fund data, analyses and educational material to help attendees easily identify, decipher and employ Morningstar’s guidance in their fund-investing endeavors. Morningstar is a subscription-based program, offered free to area residents through the City of Carlsbad Library.
2016 – Looking in the Rear-view Performance Mirror
Monday, Feb. 13 – 1:30 to 3 p.m.
A look at the investment quality of selected stock and bond categories
Morningstar – A Fund Investor’s “Best Friend”
Monday, Feb. 27 – 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Pinpointing key elements in Morningstar Library Services’ online database
Digital Photo, iPad & Tech Classes
These free classes are taught by instructor Mike McMahon, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The last 15 minutes of each class will be devoted to questions. Please bring note-taking material.
Photoshop Elements – New Features
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
The newest version of Adobe’s Photoshop Elements is Version 15. Mike will discuss and demonstrate many of the new features. As always, the emphasis will be on the practical application of this exciting photo organizer/editor.
IPad – Part 2 (Photos)
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – 1 to 2:15 p.m.
This class will discuss the exciting world of using an iPad (or iPhone) for taking, editing and sharing photos. Mike will explain the basics of getting the most out of your photos on Apple’s mobile platform. Lessons learned will apply to taking and sharing videos as well.
Beyond Automatic – Part 1
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Are you ready to move beyond the Full Automatic settings of your camera? Mike will explain why true photo creativity begins by taking control of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Known as the Exposure Triangle, these three settings allow for the control of motion blur, depth of field, and more. This class is designed for students with cameras that allow access to these settings. The last 15 minutes of class will be devoted to your questions.
Podcasts – An Overview
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Would you like to enjoy hearing your favorite radio programs on your schedule instead of having to remember the program’s broadcast date/time? Many radio programs (e.g. NPR’s This American Life) are available as free downloadable audio files, just like an audio book. Copy them to your portable device (e.g. iPod, smartphone) and listen at your convenience. Mike is a big fan of podcasts and will give you a practical guide to what it’s all about. Join us for this fun and informative class.