Greatest Bets: A fast information to (principally) on-line leisure and digital experiences

This is an ongoing set of online activities that you can do on your computer or tablet during your quarantine situation, as well as local in-person events as we move out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lectures & learning

• The La Jolla Community Center will present “Stretch for the Best Quality of Life” online on Wednesday, June 30th, 10 am. Talia Rozen, Co-Founder of Jo Stretch in La Jolla, will address some of the benefits of stretching, including ensuring correct posture, reducing pain, increasing blood flow, and preventing injury. Free.

• The San Diego Women’s Foundation will present “Community Partner Connection: The San Diego LGBT Community Center” online on Wednesday, June 30th at 4:00 pm. The event provides an overview of the center and its services, with an emphasis on the residential programs. Free.

• The pen-to-paper writer course will take place on Thursday, July 1, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at La Jolla / Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. and will continue every Thursday. The course is open to authors of all skill levels from the age of 18. Free. (858) 552-1657

Family & children

• La Jolla Playhouse presents “Pick Me Last” which is now streamed online. The production of the Performance Outreach Program Tour 2021 by the Schauspielhaus for young audiences is about standing up for friends and learning to let them stand up for themselves. Free of charge (use password pop2021).

Art and culture

• Vanguard Culture and award-winning poet laureate Gill Sotu present “The History of Joy” online on Thursday June 24th at 7pm with the second of four cinematic performances inspired by real stories of struggle, beauty and triumph. Future meetings are on September 23rd and November 18th. $ 15 per event.

• The Old Globe presents “Word Up!” Online at 5:30 pm Friday June 25th. The event features drag music with Jaye Piper Rosewell and guest Farah Dinga. Free.

• The San Diego Symphony’s “To The Earth” festival ends on Friday, June 25th at 7:00 pm online with “Evening: The Earth Rests”. Free.

• Adventures by the Book will present “Forest of Disappearing Stars: An exclusive VIP pre-launch fireplace adventure” online on Sunday, June 27th at 3:00 pm. At the live event, the author Kristin Harmel speaks about her new book “The Forest of Vanishing Stars”. $ 31.50 including a signed hardcover book.

• The La Jolla Theater Ensemble will present “Still We Rise” in front of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. on Sunday, June 27 at 4:00 pm The event will feature poetry by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Amanda Gorman. present, Yolanda Franklin and Ernie McCray and the music of the Rob Thorsen Trio. $ 15 donation suggested. (858) 203-8398

The Warwick Bookstore will be presented by author Tessa Arlen on Tuesday, June 29th at 7pm on Facebook Live.

The Warwick Bookstore will be presented by author Tessa Arlen on Tuesday, June 29th at 7pm on Facebook Live.

(Courtesy Tessa Arlen)

• Warwick’s bookstore will be presented by author Tessa Arlen on Tuesday, June 29th at 7pm on Facebook Live. Arlen will speak to author Kate Quinn about her new book, In Royal Service to the Queen. Free.

• Bach Collegium San Diego is streamed its entire 2020-21 season through Wednesday, June 30th. Guests can view all 11 performances filmed during the three different Bach Collegium virtual series. $ 40.

• The North Coast Repertory Theater presents “Becoming Dr. Ruth ”, which was extended online until Sunday, July 11th. The solo showcase, written by Mark St. Germain, shows Tovah Feldshuh as a sex therapist and media personality. $ 35 for single viewing; $ 54 for group viewing.

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