College Avenue Senior Adult Center— Fridays Schedule--Classes and Activities offered by Jewish Family Service at Beth Jacob Congregation, 4855 College Avenue. Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 - 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 - 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Yoga with Shashi Pottathil (10:45 am), $5 for members, $7 for non-members; Special Musical Programs (12:30 pm, Please call for music program information).
For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
Congregation Beth Am—Teen Minyan: Rabbi Matthew and Liz Earne will host a minyan for teenagers at a private location at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. The evening will begin with a Kabbalat Shabbat service to be followed by Maariv and a "wonderful Shabbat dinner," according to Earne, assistant spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Am.To get in on the fun, call Charlene at (858) 481-1207, or contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org. (Preceding provided by Congregation Beth Am)
Lawrence Family JCC – Daytime Party Bridge – 1 p.m. Bridge game for novice and experienced players. Bring a partner, come alone, or arrange your own table of four. Cookies and coffee served. Information Ruth Margolin (858) 452-3001. Fee: $1, JCC member; $2 non-member.
Lawrence Family JCC —Organic Gardening—Ari Tenenbaum, president of Revolution Landscape, tells about “Organic Gardening: Saving water with native plants & vegetable gardens,” at 10:15 a.m. at the Friday Forum, with refreshments following, Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Fee: $2 JCC members, $2.50 non member. More information: (858) 457-3030, or via the website, www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Senior Aerobics –Improve cardiovascular fitness, range of moton, flexibility, endurance and energy levels, 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Free for members; $10 per class, non members. (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Lawrence Family JCC—Senior Double Tennis—Play on the Lawrence Family JCC courts, 4126 Executive Drive, at 7:30 a.m. Members free, non-members $5. For more information (858) 362-1337, or via the website www.lfjcc.org
Old Globe Theatre —Sammy—The late Sammy Davis Jr. broke ground as an entertainer and as an interreligious figure. His conversion to Judaism was a sensation, with Davis later explaining that after the car accident in which he had lost an eye, he had reflected with singer Eddie Cantor about the similarities between the Jewish and American experiences. Years later, he appeared on a television special with Nancy Sinatra, and the kiss they gave each other in greeting was believed to have been the first inter-racial kiss ever seen on television. Nancy's father, Frank Sinatra, was, along with Davis, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop were members of a high-flying group of popular entertainers known as the "Rat Pack." Sammy Davis, Jr., the man, his songs, and dancing are the subject of a world premiere to be performed at the Old Globe, September 19 through Nov 8, with the title role to be filled by Obba Babatunde, whose own career was influenced by Davis. Leslie Bricusse wrote the book, and most of the music and lyrics. Curtain times and other information available on line at www.theoldglobe.org.
San Diego Repertory Theatre—Long Story Short—The San Diego Repertory Theatre will present October 3-November 1 Long Story Short, a musical based on a 50-year love affair between Hope, an Asian American woman, and Charles, a Jew who moved to Los Angeles from New York. Written by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and starring Robert Brewster and Melody Butiu, the musical is described as a "timetraveling romance that begins with a blind date and goes all the way to old age in one exotic song-filled evening!" It will be presented at the Lyceum Space at 79 Horton Plaza. For tickets, call the box office at (619)-570-1100