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La Jolla Community Calendar Oct. 15-22

Animal Blessing

Congregational Church of La Jolla’s Blessing of the Animals
Congregational Church of La Jolla’s Blessing of the Animals
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■ Pets and their guardians are welcome to Congregational Church of La Jolla’s Blessing of the Animals, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 on the church’s pet-friendly courtyard patio at 1216 Cave St. Pastor Sam Greening will conduct the ceremony in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures, as part of the Sunday worship service. Refreshments for pets and people will be served following the service.

Inventory Seminar

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■ Safety and theft experts advise people to inventory their jewelry for insurance purposes in case of a home burglary. Want to learn how? La Jolla’s Riford Library will offer a lecture on best practices for taking a jewelry inventory, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7555 Draper Ave. Free. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

Thursday, Oct. 15

■ 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

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■ iPad class, No experience necessary, walk-ins welcome. Basics 10 a.m., beginner 11 a.m. $5-$10. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.

■ Lecture, This Month in La Jolla History, 11:30 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. $5. (858) 459-0831.

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

■ Poetry Workshop, 2 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 412-6351. lajollalibrary.org

■ Medical lecture, “Learn How Holistic Integrative Medicine can transform Your Health & Wellbeing,” 4 p.m. Pacific Pearl La Jolla, 6919 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-6919.

■ Office hours with Asseblymember Toni Atkins’ representatives, 4 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ American Legion La Jolla Post 275, 6:30 p.m. the Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. (619) 572-1022.

Friday, Oct. 16

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■ 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

■ Big Science for Little People, “Movie special effects,” 10 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org

■ Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance, Suzanne Finder, independent insurance advisor, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. UHC Kiosk inside Ralph’s, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive. Repeats Oct. 18 and 21. (619) 213-3400.

■ Tai Chi, 10 a.m. beginner, 10:45 a.m. advanced, La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. (858) 552-1658.

■ 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

Saturday, Oct. 17

■ Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets, 9 a.m. special program at 10:20 a.m. UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. Directions and program: cgssd.org

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■ Seniors Computer Group, 9:30 a.m. Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St. How to use computers and smartphones safely. Free for guests, $1 monthly membership. (858) 459- 9065.

■ Dog adoption event with Operation Greyhound, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ark Antiques, 7620 Girard Ave. (858) 459-7755.

■ Forum to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of WWII, 2 p.m. Price Center theater, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. aphafic.org

■ Atheists La Jolla group meets, 3:45 p.m. outside Starbucks, 8750 Genesee Ave. Suite 244. Repeats Sunday, 7 p.m. Peet’s Coffee, 8843 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite 202. teddyrodo@hotmail.com

■ Poetry reading, Steve Kowit’s “Cherish: New and Selected Poems,” 7 p.m. D.G. Wills books, 7461 Girard Ave. (858) 456-1800.

Sunday, Oct. 18

■ San Diego County Diversity & Inclusiveness Group meets 8:15 a.m. Starbucks, 1055 Torrey Pines Road. Free with RSVP: (858) 454-2628. sdcdig.org

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

Monday, Oct. 19

■ Ico-Dance class, 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.

■ Open Mic Cabaret, 7 p.m. Hennessey’s, 7811 Herschel Ave. (858) 232-1241.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

■ La Jolla Shores Planned District Advisory Board meets, 9 a.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. info@lajollacpa.org

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

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

■ 3D Printing workshop, hosted by Fab Lab, 3 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. Sign up: lajollalibrary.org

■ Distinguished Speaker Series presents Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins, 3 p.m. La Jolla community center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.

■ Development Permit Review Committee meets, 4 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. info@lajollacpa.org

■ Toastmasters of La Jolla meets to improve public speaking skills, 6:30 p.m. La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Free for guests, and $85 six-month membership. president@tmlajolla.org

Wednesday, Oct. 21

■ Soroptimist International of La Jolla breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. The Shores Restaurant, 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla. First two meetings complementary, then $16. (858) 454-9156 or soroptimistlj@gmail.com.

■ Social Service League of La Jolla meets, 10:30 a.m. Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Ave. ssl@darlingtonhouse.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, dance classes for women, noon advanced; 1 p.m. beginners, Ooh La La Dance Academy, 7467 Cuvier St. $70-$87 a month. nancy@tappingtothestars.com

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

■ Parent Education lecture, “Internet Safety and Social Media,” 6 p.m. Private home: 6216 Beaumont Ave. RSVP: info@tcslj.org

■ Beth Israel of San Diego dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m. 9001 Towne Centre Drive, Mark Neville executive director of San Diego Holiday & Poinsettia Bowl Games Association. $15 with RSVP, $18 without RSVP. cbimensclub@gmail.com

Thursday, Oct. 22

■ 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

■ iPad class, No experience necessary, walk-ins welcome. Basics 10 a.m., beginner 11 a.m. $5-$10. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831.

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

■ Poetry Workshop, 2 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 412-6351. lajollalibrary.org

■ Medical lecture, “Learn How Holistic Integrative Medicine can Transform Your Health & Wellbeing,” 4 p.m. Pacific Pearl La Jolla, 6919 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-6919.

■ Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Young Professionals gathering, 5 p.m. Hennessey’s Tavern, 7811 Herschel Ave. rawsom@kw.com

■ American Legion La Jolla Post 275, 6:30 p.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. (619) 572-1022.

■ Lecture, Thomas Piketty, author and professor of economics at the Paris School of economics, “Capital in the 21st century,” 7 p.m. Mandeville Center Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Drive. (858) 822-2026 or bit.ly/1JOMhQn

All events are free unless otherwise noted.