Events & Activities

Fifty and Better schedules activities year-round, both in-person and virtually, including tours of local museums and galleries, gatherings at events, and more. Continue scrolling to see our current schedule of activities you can join.

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Virtual Tour of the "Mickalene Thomas: All About Love" Exhibition at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles

Tuesday, June 11, 10-11am (PT), Zoom - CLOSED

Mickalene Thomas: All About Love will be the first major international tour of this pioneering artist’s work. Marking its debut at The Broad with over 80 works made by the artist over the last 20 years, the exhibition highlights how Mickalene Thomas has mastered and innovated within several disciplines, from mixed-media painting and collage to installation and photography. The exhibition shares its title and several of its themes with the pivotal text by feminist author bell hooks, in which love is an active process rooted in healing, carving a path away from domination and towards collective liberation.

This one-hour virtual tour of this special exhibition is $5 and is online via Zoom. It will be recorded in case you cannot attend live.

The Broad is home to one of the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide and includes over 200 artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many more.

Leisure Village Health and Wellness Fair

Friday, June 21, 10am-1:30pm

Leisure is holding their annual Health and Wellness Fair this June! FAB will be in attendance and will have a table - come say hello! The Health and Wellness Fair will take place in their Recreation Center at 12000 Leisure Village Drive in Camarillo.

Note: This event is not hosted by FAB. If you have any questions, email livillager17@gmail.com

Tour of the North Pleasant Valley Desalter Project

Tuesday, June 25, 10-11:30am

Join Fifty and Better for a FREE tour of the North Pleasant Valley Desalter Project and Camarillo Learning Center. The City of Camarillo’s North Pleasant Valley Desalter Project is a reverse osmosis groundwater desalination facility, which produces 4 MGD of high-quality potable water for the City’s water customers. The project treats brackish groundwater, mitigating further impairment of the groundwater basin by removing 10,000 tons of salt per year. The Camarillo Desalter Facility includes a creative and inspiring space for the community to learn about environmental stewardship, water conservation and watershed protection and more. 

You will need to sign a liability wavier in advance (instructions will be sent out after registration). You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Camarillo facility (FAB cannot assist in arranging transportation). Space is limited. Once the tour is fully enrolled, you may be added to a waitlist in case spots become available. Parking and meeting location details will be sent out in the days before the tour.

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong & Beginning Tai Chi Classes with Jim Belsley

Fridays, June 28, July 12, 19, August 2, 9, 16 in Swenson 101
Level One: 9:45-10:45am  |  Level Two: 11am-12pm

Level One: Tai Chi and Qigong are two forms of exercise recommended by the Harvard Medical School. In this introductory course, we'll use gentle, flowing movements to develop balance, flexibility and strength while learning techniques to release stress and cultivate more energy. Develop and embody mindfulness using posture, movement, and breathing techniques from these beautiful arts. Those new to Tai Chi should begin with this level one class only.

The Summer six-week class will be cumulative, building upon the skills learned the previous week in each class. Cost for the class is $48.

Level Two: Learn basic Tai Chi movements, steps, and stances and then put them into a Tai Chi short form to develop balance and coordination. With practice of Tai Chi principles, you can increase your strength, flexibility, and mental focus. Supplemental Qigong exercises will also be learned. It is recommended that those new to Tai Chi take Level One first. Returning students can take both level one and two together if desired.

The Summer six-week class will be cumulative, building upon the skills learned the previous week in each class. Cost for the class is $48. Returning students can bundle both classes for $90. 

Spaces are limited. Classes will take in-person at Cal Lutheran's Thousand Oaks campus. Liability waiver must be signed in advance (instructions will be sent in the weeks leading up to the first class).

FAB Nights at the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

"Much Ado About Nothing" on Sunday, June 30, 8pm, Cal Lutheran's Thousand Oaks Campus
"Romeo and Juliet" on Sunday, July 21, 8pm, Cal Lutheran's Thousand Oaks Campus

Join Fifty and Better for special FAB Nights at the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's 27th season shows. We will be at "Much Ado About Nothing" on Sunday, June 30 and "Romeo and Juliet" on Sunday, July 21. Adult tickets for both shows is just $18, and children under 18 are free! Family and friends are welcome to join. FAB will provide free snacks for both shows. Arrive early to picnic in the park and enjoy pre-show entertainment. 

 

Past Events & Activities

Scandinavian Festival - Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2024

Simi Valley Wellness Expo - Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Tour of the Museum of Ventura County & Albinger Archaeological Museum - Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Agoura Hills Senior Expo - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Workshop with David Gonzalez and TOArts - Monday, April 29, 2024

Tour of the Camarillo Ranch House - Friday, April 19, 2024

Tour of Cal Lutheran's SEEd Project Garden - Thursday, April 11, 2024

Tour of the Getty Villa with Scott Jones & Christine Maasdam - Monday, March 25, 2024

Senior Congress - Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong - Fridays, March 8, 15, & 22, 2024

Tour of the Santa Paula Art Museum - Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Private Tour of the Print+ Exhibit with Curator, Sheila Goloborotko, & Reception - Thursday, February 8, 2024

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong - Fridays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, & 16, 2024

Conejo Senior Volunteer Program Wellness Fest - Wednesday, January 17, 2024

FAB Night at "Love's Pure Light" Christmas Concert - Saturday, December 2, 2023

Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong - Fridays, October 20, 27, November 3, December 1, 8, & 15, 2023

Tour of the Queen Mary with the Ship's Commodore - Sunday, October 15, 2023

50 Plus Expo in Camarillo - Saturday, September 23, 2023

FAB Nights at the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival - Sundays, July 9 & 30, 2023

Auschwitz Exhibit Tour at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Leisure Village Health Fair - Friday, June 16, 2023

Roman Gardens Tour at the Getty Villa with Scott Jones - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Senior Congress - Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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