The La Jolla Light presents this ongoing list of online activities and local in-person events.
Conferences and learning
• The Pen to Paper Writing Course takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The weekly class is open to writers 18+ of all experience levels. Free. (858) 552-1657
Families & children
• La Jolla/Riford Library and Warwick Bookstore feature a Matt de la Peña book launch at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 26, at 7555 Draper Ave. The Newbery de la Peña award winner will launch his new picture book, “Patchwork,” and read the story, discuss his inspiration and writing process, and sign copies of the book. Free; The books will be available for purchase. lajolllibrary.org
Health and fitness
• gifts from Buddhi Yoga “Flexibility and Mobility – Deep Hip and Lower Back Stretching Workshop with Jeny Dawson” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $65 in advance, $75 the day of the event.buddhiyogalj.com
• The Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center presents “Guided meditation and open conversation” at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, August 29, online and in person in La Jolla. Meditation teacher Erhard Vogel will discuss independent living. Free; donations will be accepted. Call Pam at (858) 395-4033 before Sunday, August 28 to reserve a spot and receive the address.
• The La Jolla Woman’s Club presents “gentle yoga” at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7791 Draper Ave. The weekly class is for all levels and open to the public. $15.
arts & culture
• La Jolla Music Society presents “Finale: Metamorphosis” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at 7600 Fay Ave. The ensemble’s performance is the conclusion of the Music Society’s SummerFest series. $53 and up. theconrad.org/events
• Adventures by the Book Presents “Fall into Reading” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, online. Author Jamie Beck will talk about his book “Take It From Me”. The series continues at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, with author Gill Paul discussing her book “The Manhattan Girls: A Novel of Dorothy Parker and Her Friends.” Free; copies of the book will be available for purchase. bit.ly/3pfmf7h
• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a artistic demonstration at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Artist Sherry Roper will demonstrate how to paint a still life in oil using the indirect painting method. Free; registration is mandatory. ljcommunitycenter.org/art-receptions
• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Joyce Carol Oates at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, online. Oates will discuss her new book, “Babysitter,” with author Paula McLain. warwicks.com/event/oates-2022
• Bill Toon, founder ofConservation of ecological life, will appear at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at the Artemis Gallery, 1152 Prospect St., La Jolla. Toone will discuss and sign his book “On the Wings of the Condor”, and wine and cheese will be served. Free.
• The Fourth Friday Jazz Series at the La Jolla Community Center will feature Christopher Hollyday on saxophone, Rob Thorsen on bass and Melonie Grinnell on piano as they perform “Rhythm in a Riff: The Music of Billy Eckstine” on Friday, August 26 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd . A reception will begin at 7 p.m., with the concert at 8 p.m. $22 advance for Community Center members, $25 for non-members; $30 at the door. ljcommunitycenter.org/ffjs
• L&G Projects presents the exhibition “Here Comes the Sun” through Saturday, August 27, at 7940 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition features works by Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. Free. landgprojects.com
• RB Stevenson Gallery presents “Multiple Views” until Saturday, August 27, at 7661 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition presents paintings and sculptures by a selection of artists from the gallery. Free. rbstevensongallery.com
• La Jolla Playhouse presents “Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. Inspired by interviews with Latin American immigrants, the production is a celebration of the resilience and camaraderie that can develop when strangers become friends and friends become family. The show runs until Sunday, September 25. $25 and up. lajollaplayhouse.org
• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents 30th Annual Juried Show through Friday, September 2, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The selected artists will present their work. Free. ljathenaeum.org
• BFree Studio presents “Turn the Tides” until Saturday, September 3, at 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition includes the works of the 12 members of the female art collective The time of women artists. Free. bfreestudio.net
• The La Jolla Historical Society presents “Voice of the Ground” through Sunday, September 4, at 780 Prospect St. The exhibit aims to remind viewers of the continued presence of Native Americans in Southern California and some of the art they create. Free. lajollahistory.org
• The Quint gallery presents “New Carving” until Saturday, September 17, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibit features works by San Diego artists Adam Belt and Christopher Puzio and Bay Area artist Chris Thorson. Free. quintgallery.com
• The La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Art Association present a art exhibition until Monday, October 10, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The exhibit features approximately 50 pieces by local artists Beverly Brock, Chris Conroe, Dan Kilgore, Eileen Mandell, Jose Luis Nunez and Mark Sherman. Free. ljcommunitycenter.org
• The La Jolla/Riford Library presents aphotography exhibition by Jordan Verdin featuring the portraits and stories of the area’s homeless through Saturday, October 15 at 7555 Draper Ave. The library will simultaneously collect donations of socks and hygiene products. Free. lajolllibrary.org
Galas & events
• St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church features the 90thwhite elephant salestarting at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The “first choice party” gives guests their first choice of gifts to purchase, and complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The “main sale” begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. At 1 p.m., remaining items will be half price. At 3:30 p.m., guests can purchase a mystery bag for $5. Proceeds from past sales have supported nonprofit groups for efforts ranging from providing baby supplies to military families to furnishing apartments for low-income seniors. bit.ly/stjameswes2022
• The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art presents“The Gala @ MCASD”at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. The fundraising event will preview the museum’s upcoming exhibition “Alexis Smith: The American Way” and include dinner and more. $600 and up. mcasd.org/gala
• La Jolla League of Social Services Presents“September to remember 2022”at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, at the Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Ave. Fundraising will include food, music and silent auction items. Proceeds will go to League House senior housing. $100. RSVP by Thursday, September 1. ssloflj.org
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