La Jolla Community Calendar May 2 - May 8

Thursday, May 2

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

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

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

■ The A List presents “Fiesta Del A-Lista,” an early kickoff to Cinco de Mayo including a 13-piece mariachi-influenced band, 7 p.m. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Free for A List members, $10-12. (858) 454-5872.

Friday, May 3

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

■ Kiwanis Club of La Jolla meets, noon, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7155 Draper Ave. $15 unless attending as a member’s guest.

■ Lecture, “Discoveries of Other Earths,” as more Earth-sized planets are being found, UC Berkeley professor Geoff Marcy answers questions of their suitability for life, 4 p.m. Natural Sciences Building Auditorium of UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-2472.

■ Live Acoustic Music with Jeff Larson and Friends, 7 p.m. Riffs Acoustic Music, 5510 La Jolla Blvd. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $50 for families. Tickets and more information (858) 456-2477.

Saturday, May 4

■ Ikebana Classes, flower arranging to take home, 8:50 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. $19. (858) 552-1657.

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

■ Kentucky Derby Party, with bourbon tastings, julep how-tos and screening the Kentucky Derby, 1 p.m. Hiatus Lounge at Hotel La Jolla, 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive (858) 459-0261.

■ Cinco de Mayo party with catered dinner, fresh tortillas, mariachis and a special performance by Paloma Aragon Arte Flamenco youth group, 6 p.m. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 7669 Girard Ave. $30. or (858) 454-2631.

Sunday, May 5

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

■ Authors at the Astor, Rabbi Philip Graubart “Rabbis and Gangsters,” with book sale and signing following talk, 7 p.m. Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. $8-10. (858) 362-1348

Monday, May 6

■ La Jolla Shores Merchants Association BID meets, 4 p.m. Papalulu’s Restaurant, 2168 Avenida De La Playa. david.

■ Musical Milestones: An Anniversary Series, works ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century; with lectures that juxtapose the music with visual art, 7:30 p.m. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. $20- 25. RSVP: (858) 454-5872.

Tuesday, May 7

■ Screening of the documentary “Chicano Legacy: 40 Años Mural,” the back story, installation and unveiling of the Mario Torero mural at Peterson Hall on the UC San Diego campus, 11 a.m. UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center, within Price Center East, 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 534-9689

■ Rotary Club of La Jolla, noon, Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. Lunch $30. (858) 459-1850.

■ La Jolla Coastal Access and Parking Board meets, 5 p.m. La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.

■ Bird Rock Community Council meets, 6 p.m. Various La Jolla businesses.

■ Community Balance Class, learn techniques to improve balance, walk safely and maximize independence, 6 p.m. free for MS Society members, $10 for non-members, Ability Rehab, 737 Pearl St., Suite 108. (858) 456-2114.

■ Technical review workshop for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project, 6 p.m. 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. (619) 767- 2370 or Gabriel.buhr@

■ Toastmasters of La Jolla meets for those wanting to improve their public speaking skills, 6:30 p.m. La Jolla Firehouse YMCA, 7877 Herschel Ave. Free for guests, $78 six- month membership.

Wednesday, May 8

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

■ La Jolla Village Merchants Association meets, 8:30 a.m. The Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave.

■ Ico-Dance classes, expansive, lyrical, energizing, expressive dance classes for adults of all levels, 10:30 a.m. La Jolla YMCA Firehouse, 7877 Herschel Ave. For pricing, contact (760) 594-6045 or

■ Social Service League of La Jolla meets, 10:30 a.m. Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Ave.

■ Torrey Pines Rotary Club meets, noon, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive. Lunch approximately $16.

■ Mystery Science Theater 3000! screening of “First Spaceship on Venus,” 4 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657.

■ La Jolla Shores Association meets, 7 p.m. Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Building T-29, 8840 Biological Grade.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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