Opera, free jazz concert featuring professional swing dancers, and so much more at the Susi Q this April

Susi Q’s popular – and free – Spring Swing Jazz Concert will feature talented local vocalist Ginger Hatfield and the Laguna Beach JaZz “Big” Band on Thursday, April 18 from 6-8 p.m. Come enjoy the early evening ambience on the patio and meet fellow music lovers as you swing into spring.

Excitingly, there’ll be a mini-dance floor where two expert couples from the ATOMIC Ballroom, the most popular dance studio in Orange County, will demonstrate swing dancing – and you can show off your moves, too.

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Photos courtesy of Susi Q

Laguna Beach JaZz “Big” Band performs April 18

“Swing Dancing is an umbrella term that encompasses many dances in the Swing genre including Lindy Hop, Balboa (a Newport Beach Swing Dance), Collegiate Shag, Charleston and more,” explained Nikki Marvin, ATOMIC Ballroom owner and instructor.

“These dances are youthful, dynamic, joyous, rhythmic and fun. Oh, and the music! There is no denying that jazz makes you want to move your body.”

All ages are welcome at the Spring Swing concert, and it’s going to be a blast. See you at the Susi Q – sign up here.

Opera for opera lovers and the opera curious

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Lyric Opera of Orange County will be presenting Verdi’s masterpiece “Falstaff”

Or maybe opera’s your bag? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that Lyric Opera of Orange County will be presenting Verdi’s comic masterpiece, Falstaff, on Wednesday, April 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. Performances sell out fast, so reserve your place now by clicking on this link. Registration fee is just $5.

More than music at the Q this month: Get money-savvy

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Peter Kote

Peter Kote’s “It’s Your Money” Financial Series will help you make informed decisions about your finances. Six free sessions take place on consecutive Fridays between 1:30 and 3 p.m., beginning April 19. Register here for the seminar.

April 16 is National Healthcare Decision Day

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End-of-Life Practitioner Rickie Redman

April 16 is a day devoted to educating the public and demystifying healthcare decisions and making end-of-life planning approachable. Plan to stop by the Susi Q’s tabling event Monday through Wednesday, April 15, 16 and 17 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and pick up a California Advanced Directive. End-of-Life Practitioner Rickie Redman will be on hand to answer your questions, guide and encourage you to start the conversations and even have some fun with “Taboo Talk.”

Hear, hear! (If you can)

Have you had a hearing test recently? Every third Thursday by appointment, you can get your hearing tested for free at the Susi Q, thanks to audiologist Dr. Rose-Marie Davis. Call 949.715.8104 to make an appointment today.

So much to do at the Susi Q

Visit https://thesusiq.org to review the many ongoing programs that Susi Q offers, from ukulele lessons, to standing yoga, to bridge and mahjong classes, not to mention support groups and clubs for special interest groups ranging from genealogy to current affairs to books and so much more. The Susi Q’s Care Management Department provides free consultation, education and practical resources for vulnerable seniors, enabling them to stay safe, informed and independent.

The Susi Q is located at 380 Third St., Laguna Beach.

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