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Senior Events Calendar:

February 12

“The Six Wives of Henry Lefay,” a comedy with Tim Allen, 12 and 2 p.m., free (for Senior Center Members), Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

February 14

Care Management Services and You, presented by WISE and Healthy Aging, 11:30 a.m., free, Reed Park, Senior Lunch, 1133 Seventh Street, 310.458.8315.

CODP Management Class, an in-depth program conducted by a Licensed Respiratory Therapist, 1 p.m., free (sign up at front desk), Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

February 14 to 18

Screenings of “Roots,” the 1970s miniseries about the genealogy of African-American writer Alex Haley, episodes 1 through 5, 4 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

February 15

Seminar on Forgetfulness as We Age, 2:30 to 4 p.m., free, Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street, RSVP: 800.516.5323.

February 16

Care Management Services and You, lunchtime talk, with representatives from WISE and Healthy Aging, 11:45 a.m., free, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, 310.395.8478.

February 17

Breast Cancer Screening, with UCLA internal medicine physician Jennifer Bennitt, MD, 12 to 1:30 pm, free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, RSVP: 800. 516.5323.

Sheila Pinkel: Photographs, reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m., through March 25, SMC Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 Second Street, 310.434.4306.

“Wench,” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the Citywide Reads Book for Santa Monica in 2011, is discussed by the Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458,8682.

February 19

An Afternoon with the Cast of “Roots,” beginning with screening of episode 6 of Roots, 1 p.m., followed by discussion with cast members, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

“A Dog Year,” Senior Movie of the Week, 12 and 2 p.m., free (for Senior Center Members), Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

“Wench,” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the Citywide Reads Book for Santa Monica in 2011, is discussed, 12:30 p.m., free, First AME Church, 1823 19th Street, www.smpl.org/cwr

February 20

Pat Maimone, Organ, program will include patriotic music for Presidents Day, 3 p.m., donation, Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.452.1116.

February 22

Osteoporosis Update Program, with UCLA rheumatologist Rebecca Gordon, MD, discussing risk factors, preventive measures, screenings, and treatments for osteoporosis, presented by UCLA Health Programs 50 Plus, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

“Wench,”by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the Citywide Reads Book for Santa Monica in 2011, is discussed, 7 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, www.smpl.org/cwr

February 25

Care Management Services and You, lunchtime talk, with representatives from WISE and Healthy Aging, 11:45 a.m., free, Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

February 26

An Afternoon with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of “Wench,” this year’s Santa Monica Citywide Reads Book, 2 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

Speed, with Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, and Dennis Hopper, 12 and 2 p.m., free (for Senior Center Members), Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

“Wench,” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the Citywide Reads Book for Santa Monica in 2011, is discussed, 11 a.m., free, Café Bolivar, 1741 Ocean Park Boulevard, www.smpl.org/cwr

February 27

The Student Nonviolent Movement and the Freedom Rides, veterans of the freedom rides of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement talk about their experiences, 10 a.m., free, The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, www.churchop.org

February 28

“Wench,” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the Citywide Reads Book for Santa Monica in 2011, is discussed, 1:30 p.m., free, Senior Recreation Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, www.smpl.org/cwr

March 5

History of Film Series: “Gangland: Bullets Over Hollywood,” presented by Elaina Archer, 2 p.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street, 310.458.8683.

“Wench,” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the Citywide Reads Book for Santa Monica in 2011, is discussed, 11 a.m., free, Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street, www.smpl.org/cwr

March 7

“Forbidden Planet,” popular sci-fi classic with Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.

“Wench,” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the Citywide Reads Book for Santa Monica in 2011, is discussed, 2 p.m., free, Tudor House, 1403 Second Street, www.smpl.org/cwr

March 9

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl is discussed by the Mystery Book Group, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.

ONGOING EVENTS AND SERVICES

Ballet/Flamenco Classes, with Thais C. Leavitt, Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m., Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street., 310. 393.2721 x129.

Bridge, for seniors, every Monday, 1 to 3 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

Joy of Movement, a class that combines breathing, movement, stretching, and meditation, with Lana Gay, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., DeWind Room, Senior Center, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310.393.2721 x129.

Meals on Wheels West, in-home meals, service area includes Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, and parts of Marina Del Rey, contact 310.394.5133.

Santa Monica Senior Center, featuring enrichment activities, educational seminars, fitness activities, ballroom dancing, bridge, discussion groups, and more, for anyone over 50, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

Senior Nutrition Program, hot meals served at 11:30 a.m. with enrichment seminars on scheduled dates, Santa Monica Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644, Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, 310.458.8300, Reed Park, 1133 Seventh Street, 310.458.8974, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue, 310.458.8688.

Senior Scholars, a unique education program offered by the UCLA Center on Aging, gives people age 50 and over the opportunity to expand their learning by attending undergraduate classes at UCLA. The deadline to register for the new quarter is March 18, 2011. Classes begin March 28. Interested adults can call the UCLA Center on Aging at 310.794.0679.

Tap Dance, with Allison Faoro, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays, Beginner II, 2:15 to 3 p.m., Mondays, Beginner I, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310. 393.2721 x129.

Westside Center for Independent Living, assistance for seniors living independently, 310.390.3611.

What’s New This Week, ongoing weekly discussion of news events with Jack Nordhaus, 1 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

WISE and Healthy Aging, offers independent living support, money management, health services, education, advocacy, care management, housing assistance, and other services. 1527 Fourth Street, 310.394.9871.

YogAbility Classes, gentle yoga classes that use chairs and walls for balance, with Bea Ammidown, Tuesdays 11:15 a.m.to 12:15 p.m., Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 Sixth Street, 310. 393.2721 x129.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors, free yoga class weekly for women with cancer, with Bhavani, a cancer survivor, sponsored in part by Team Survivor, Tuesdays, 12 to 1:30 p.m., YWCA of Santa Monica, 2019 14th Street, free for Team Survivor members, 310.452.3881.

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