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La Jolla Community Calendar Feb. 26-March 5

Rae Armantrout
Rae Armantrout

Poetry Reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout will read from her new book “Itself,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. Armantrout won the 2010 Pulitzer for her collection “Versed.” Free. (858) 456-1800. dgwillsbooks.com

Thursday, Feb. 26

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■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449.

■ Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Qi Gentle exercises for all ages and abilities. (858) 453-6719. lajollalibrary.org

■ Pen to Paper writing group meets, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

■ La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board meets, 4 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. info@lajollacpa.org

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Friday, Feb. 27

■ La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting, 7:15 a.m. La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 395-1222. lajollagtrotary.org

■ Computer Help Lab, 11 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ Kiwanis Club of La Jolla meets, noon, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7155 Draper Ave. First 3 meetings free as a member’s guest, then $15. (858) 945-2280. frankbeiser@gmail.com

■ Art Interact Club meets, high school student-run art program, 3:30 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Saturday, Feb. 28

■ Ikebana flower arranging seminar, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ Seniors Computer Group, 9:30 a.m. Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., Pacific Beach. Free for guests, $1 monthly membership. (858) 459-9065.

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■ Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar meets, 1 p.m. Don Doerfler, vice president of the San Diego section of the Southern California Plumeria Society, presents. Location given upon RSVP to (858) 755-6570.

■ Staged reading, “Driving Miss Daisy” performed by Ernie McCray, Connie Korn and Tom Andrew, 1:30 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Free, donations accepted. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ Ales & Acoustics monthly gathering, 2 to 6 p.m. Flight of four beer selections AleSmith Brewing Company food for purchase. Omar Velasco performs 2 p.m. and Dusty Brough 4 p.m. Herringbone La Jolla, 7837 Herschel Ave. (858) 459-0221.

Sunday, March 1

■ San Diego County Diversity & Inclusiveness Group meets to affect a faith-neutral name for the La Jolla December parade, 8:15 a.m. Starbucks, 1055 Torrey Pines Road. Free with RSVP: (858) 454-2628. hgslajolla@gmail.com

■ La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Girard Avenue at Genter Street. (858) 454-1699.

■ Grand Opening, Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus, 9888 Genesee Ave. Tours, health screenings, kids events. (800) 727-4777. scripps.org/grandopening

■ San Diego Early Music Society open practice session, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

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■ Christian Science lecture, “Healing Love — Never Out of Reach,” 2:30 p.m. Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD, 700 Prospect St. Presentation by Jill Grimes, C.S. and member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. (858) 454-2807.

Monday, March 2

■ Ico-Dance class, (low impact) 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $7 members, $12 non-members. amandabanks.com/ico-dance

■ Raja Yoga class, guided by the Nataraja Yoga and Meditation Center, 4:30 p.m. Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. By donation. (858) 395-4033.

Tuesday, March 3

■ Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. UC San Diego campus, 9500 Gilman Drive, Library Walk. Qualifications, information, appointments: sandiegobloodbank.org

■ Rotary Club of La Jolla, noon, La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. Lunch $30. Guests welcome. russellk1615@gmail.com

■ Hatha Chair Yoga, 12:30 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ Soroptimist International of La Jolla monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m. for prospective and current members. Location given upon RSVP to soroptimistlj.org

■ Bird Rock Community Council meets, 6 p.m. Voce del Mar, 5721 La Jolla Blvd. info@birdrockcc.org

■ Seaside Quilt Guild monthly gathering, 6:30 p.m. social time, programs at 7 p.m. Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Road. $5. lois.c.heath@att.net

■ Toastmasters of La Jolla meets to improve public speaking skills, 6:45 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Free for guests, and $85 six-month membership. president@tmlajolla.org

Wednesday, March 4

■ Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines meets, 7:15 a.m. Torrey Pines Christian Church, 8320 Scenic Drive North. First three meetings free, then $15. essheridan@aol.com

■ Torrey Pines of La Jolla Rotary meets, 11:30 a.m. Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 459-8912. gurneymcm@aol.com

■ Tapping to the Stars, tap classes for women, noon. Ooh La La Dance Academy, 7467 Cuvier St. $70-$87 a month. nancy@tappingtothestars.com

Thursday, March 5

■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449.

■ Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 453-6719. lajollalibrary.org

■ Pen to Paper writing group meets, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ E-clinic, learn to download e-books and access online resources from your tablet or mobile device, 3 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ La Jolla Community Planning Association meets, 6 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. info@lajollacpa.org

■ Concert, flutist Ine Vanoeveren performs music exploring the abstract side of Greek myths through established and new pieces, 7 p.m. Conrad Prebys Music Center, Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive. musicweb.ucsd.edu/concerts

All events are free unless otherwise noted