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Senior Calendar of Events:

April 9

Computer Basics, 3 to 4 p.m., free, Computer Classroom, second floor, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

Internet for Beginners, 4 to 5 p.m., free, Computer Classroom, second floor, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

Literature Book Group discusses “The Big Rock Candy Mountain” by Wallace Stegner, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

Welcome to the Rileys, film, 12 noon and 2 p.m., free (must be Senior Center Member), Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

April 11

Anchee Min discusses her book “Pearl of China,” 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

April 12

Enhance Healthy Cooking Workshop, featuring Joya Parenteau, Registered Dietitian and Chef, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

Write-Away, writing workshop for 50 + adults, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

April 13

Mystery Book Group discusses Louise Penny’s “The Brutal Telling,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.

Poets of the American West, reading from an anthology of 265 poets from eleven western states, 7 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

April 14

In Case You Missed It: “Babies,” a documentary about babies, 2 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.

Poetry Writing Workshop, 7 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

What’s New This Week? Discussion group on current events led by Jack Nordhaus, 1 to 2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

April 16

I Confess, Hitchcock film about a priest suspected of murder, with Montgomery Clift, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

The Karate Kid (2010), film, 12 noon and 2 p.m., free (must be Senior Center Member), Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

April 17

Palm Sunday Service, 10 a.m., free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, 310.399.1631.

April 18

Ballroom Dancing, 2 to 4 p.m., $2.50 with Senior Activity Card, Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

April 19

Incontinence, a workshop on causes, prevention and treatment options, 2:30 to 4 p.m., free, Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street, RSVP: 800.516.5323.

Write-Away, writing workshop for 50 + adults, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

April 20

Discussion of Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall,” a historical novel, 7 p.m., free, Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, 310.458.8682.

Staying Connected in the 21st Century, workshop on the uses of technology to stay connected to friends, family and the world by using the Internet, e-mail, Facebook, Skype, blogging and more, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, free, 1821 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200, 800.516.5323.

April 21

What’s New This Week? discussion group about news events for seniors, led by Jack Nordhaus, 1 to 2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

April 22

Good Friday Service, 7 p.m., free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, 310.399.1631.

April 23

Annual Trip to the Flower Mart, 7 a.m., free, meet in the Church parking lot to carpool to the Los Angeles Flower Mart, with breakfast following at the downtown Pantry Restaurant, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, 310.399.1631.

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen film, film, 12 noon and 2 p.m., free (must be Senior Center Member), Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

April 24

Easter Sunday Service, 10:15 a.m., free, followed by a potluck brunch, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, 310.399.1631.

Passover Seder Dinner, led by Jean Gasca, set-up 4 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., free, Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, 310.399.1631.

April 26

Enhance Healthy Cooking Workshop, featuring Joya Parenteau, Registered Dietitian and Chef, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

Integrative Medicine, with Dawn DeSylvia, MD, UCLA family medicine physician, who will discuss combining traditional Western medicine with a variety of evidence- based alternative practices, and works to treat the root of various diseases, 1 to 2 p.m., free, Palisades/Malibu FamilyYMCA, 821 Via De La Paz, Pacific Palisades, 800.516.5323.

Write-Away, writing workshop for 50 + adults, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

April 28

Bone Health with UCLA internal medicine physician Stephanie Bui, MD, 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m., free, Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th Street, 800.516.5323.

What’s New This Week? discussion group about news events for seniors, led by Jack Nordhaus, 1 to 2:30 p.m., free, Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, 310.458.8681.

April 30

Casablanca, film, 12 noon and 2 p.m., free (must be Senior Center Member), Senior Center, 1450 Ocean Avenue, 310.458.8644.

Saturdays with LA Opera, with Domingo-Thornton Young Artists of LA Opera, 3 p.m., free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.458.8600.

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.

Center for Partially Sighted, assistance for vision problems, 310.458.3501.

Family Services of Santa Monica, mental health services, 310.451.9747.

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.

Red Cross of Santa Monica, health services, 310.394.3773.

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.

SMC Emeritus College, features classes in art, computer training, health, human relations, and more, 1227 Second Street, www.smc.edu/emeritus.

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.

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 & 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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