Tai Chi Mornings  (ON SITE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ON SITE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 8:30-9:30am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45am-9:45am - beginners should start on a Monday.

Background The Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at The Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Bryan McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Bryan is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Bryan leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 19

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Tai Chi Mornings (ON SITE)

Standard Members (per month) - Oct $36.00
Prime/Charter Members - Oct $0.00
Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 9:00-3:00pm

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from  approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6-10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear, and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat, and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Dogs are not allowed.

During this time of Covid, some of our procedures are very different.  We are only having nine hikers plus the hike leader on every hike. This is for the safety of everyone. Physical distancing is practiced throughout the day. We have a hikers email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays for the Monday hikes and Sundays for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come first serve basis. There is no carpooling and everyone is responsible for meeting at the trailheads. We meet at the trailheads at 9:00 am. This time may change in winter. Directions are included in the hike emails.  

We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try it out. Due to the smaller groups during the pandemic, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other but everyone is responsible for their own safety. Since hiking is such a vigorous activity, we do send a more detailed description of our hiking group and the expectations to all new hikers. 

If you have any questions or would like to be put on the email list, please contact Anne Colgate at annecolgate@gmail.com

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 9:15-10:15am

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS)

Join certified instructor, Maggie Schmidt for this class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 9:15-10:15am

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS)

Join certified instructor, Maggie Schmidt for this class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Wednesday's Online class will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

"see email reciept for link information"

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this weekly workshop. The emphasis is on—but is not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates. Members only, limited availability, $15 per month. 

PLEASE EMAIL JENNIFER CREWS at jennifer@thecentercville.org IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THIS GROUP. CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL.

Members only.

Location: Online

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Join members of the Wednesday Music Club for informal music in The Center's atrium. Enjoy additional performances on the following dates:

Monday, October 26

Monday, December 14

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

We are making medical dolls; baby, children, and adult bibs; children’s pillowcases; foster care bags; and wheelchair and walker holders—much more diversified than before. There is a lot of machine sewing, basting, pinning, and cutting. All skill levels can be put to wonderful use. Donations of fabric, thread, and anything that could be used for our new projects would be greatly appreciated.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets on site on Mondays  

Also meets online Mondays and Thursdays 

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair. This class is taught by member Julie Horne. Free for Prime and Standard Members.

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE ON SITE CLASS.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Prime Member (October) $0.00
Standard Member (October) $0.00
Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair. This class is taught by member Julie Horne. Please email Sam Johnson for instuctions on how to join the class.

Members only.

Location: Online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:45-12:45pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

This class will be taught on-site and also ZOOMED. If you plan to join by ZOOM, email Alex at least one day prior to the start of the first class to obtain the link.

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:45-12:45pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

This class will be taught on-site and also ZOOMED. If you plan to join by ZOOM, email Alex at least one day prior to the start of the first class to obtain the link.

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Meets every Monday and Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 pm

Ageless Grace® class is now available via Zoom! To join, please contact Sheila Queen at squeen125@gmail.com

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40's big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor! A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.

What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise. Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital.

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (October) $30.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE OUTSIDE)

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE OUTSIDE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Have you ever wanted to play one of the oldest games in the world? If you know how to play Rummy, you easily can easily learn Chinese Mah Jongg. No card. No hands to memorize. Come and check it out. Learn the traditions of an ancient culture and appreciate the subtle nuances of the game.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays at 1 pm

Join us! We dance, we sing, we laugh and we have FUN!  Center member and dance Instructor, Marcia will introduce you to the joys of dancing to beautiful Jane Austen era music.  From the graceful, elegant Upon A Summer's Day to frivolous Gathering Peascods, join in English Country Dancing from the comforts of your home. You may come to simply share a social activity of watching others dance and visit with participants between dances. Free and open to the community.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 pm
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Clear out a space in your home and join in the fun!
For instructions on how to join in, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 8:00-9:00am

Looking to enjoy a nice ride? Join Center member, Bob Lorish for an active ride through the surrounding areas of Belvedere. The ride begins at the Center’s parking lot. Ride at your own speed and take in the neighborhoods and trails around The Center. It’s BYOB (bring your own bike!) Make sure you bring some water and your love of cycling for this enjoyable biking experience!  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 9:00-11:00am

We have warm ups and batting practice at 9 AM  every Tuesday and Thursday from March until mid October. The warm ups are followed by a 9 inning scrimmage game with first pitch at   9:30.  Get out your softball shoes and glove and have a ball! The Retreads welcome all fitness and experience levels, as long as you’re 55+ (men) or 40+ (women). Most players are 65+. We believe in teamwork—sluggers can request a runner to cover the bases! There is a $25 fee payable to the Retreads that helps to pay for equipment, awards, web site and other expenses. For more information visit  www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Meet one-on-one withTracy Meade as she guides you through any questions you have about long term care insurance. If you have inquiries about an existing policy, you are welcome to bring the policy with you. Please note that space is very limited; there are only 2 appointments available each month; 10:00 and 10:30 am. Please call the Welcome Desk. (434) 974-7756 to make an appointment. 

Tracy is an independent Financial Planner and Certified Long-Term Care Consultant.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again. A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

 Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)

Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 11:45-12:45pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET NOVEMBER 3.

 

The weekly class will take you through gentle stretching movements that will help you to become stronger and more flexible. These stretches are appropriate for all fitness levels. Chairs and mats are available. Join Pete Cross, Center Fitness Volunteer and a personal trainer for 22 years. For Center Members. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)

Standard Members per month (October) $25.00
Prime/Charter Members - (October) $0.00

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!  

WILL MEET VIA ZOOM on TUESDAYS. 

WILL MEET ON-SITE at THE CENTER ON FRIDAYS! No need to sign up if you plan to attend on-site.

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Clear a space in your home and join in the fun! For instructions on how to join in via ZOOM, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Members only.

Location: Online

The Poetry of Food (ONLINE)

The Poetry of Food (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

"In this brief talk and mini-poetry reading I will share a few of my ancestral family stories and the poems inspired by them. All of my grandparents immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s. The stories of their struggles and their successes were frequently shared around our family table. Food is central to the Italian way of life. Numerous happy hours have been spent in the kitchen with my grandmother, my mother, my older sister and now, my daughters. Planning meals, preparing them and reliving the stories of our ancestors. I hope to share a bit of the flavor of my ancestry with you through family story and poetry. There’s a place for you at the table, andiamo!"

Katherine DiBella Seluja is a poet and a nurse practitioner. She is the author of Gather the Night (UNM Press, 2018), a poetry collection that focuses on the impact of mental illness and is dedicated to her brother. Katherine is co-author, with Tina Carlson and Stella Reed, of the collaborative poetry collection, We Are Meant To Carry Water (3: A Taos Press, 2019). Katherine frequently writes about her healthcare experiences and also her family heritage. Katherine’s poems have appeared in the American Journal of Nursing, bosque, The Fourth River, Intima, Santa Fe Literary Review and Sin Fronteras, among others. Katherine works in ambulatory pediatrics at Española Hospital and as adjunct clinical faculty for the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing.  

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Location: Online

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

 
New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!
 
Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

In this year long course we use Conversational Spanish in 7 Days  by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boas since it focuses on the most common, everyday situations you’ll encounter in Spanish-speaking countries.  Everything is explained in clear, concise English so if you have to miss a class, you can easily keep up with what we are doing in class.  We are meeting on line every week, and cover about a lesson a month:  during September-December we work with learning the present tense of regular verbs, in January we learn how to use object pronouns, and then in February add irregular verbs, in March stem-changing verbs, and in April reflexive verbs as we talk about daily activities.  In May we turn to a past tense, the present perfect, and then in June look forward, to the future tense.  Finally in July and August we end our year’s study of Spanish by working with the two simple past tenses.

 If you are looking for a basic course in Spanish, and can commit to spending at least two to three hours a week (ideally 20-30 minutes a day!) studying Spanish, then this is the course for you!  But if you just want to learn a few phrases for travel, this course is more than you really want.

This course is free and open to Center members, but please register below. The Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the class.

Students supply their own materials. For more information,contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer.

Members only.

Location: Online

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Meditation is a practical activity that can provide tangible benefits that can improve our outlook on life. This program meets online via zoom on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, and provides an introduction to meditation - it's nature, general goals, and simple techniques. Benefits of different meditation types will be discussed and participants' experiences are invited. A very simple and gentle form of meditation will be presented that requires no physical flexibility or special capabilities. There will be a short sitting of 10-15 minutes at each program.

Gerry Gorman, recently retired engineer, engineering manager, and business development executive has been a student and practitioner of meditation for over 40 years. He describes a very practical form of meditation and explores how a meditation practice can help each of us develop a healthier perspective to fully appreciate life. He and his wife, Penny, have been married for 38 years and have two grown sons. 

 

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Open to all.

Location: Online

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Rick Britton will host History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge at the Center, and Virtually.  Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment, one of our nation's greatest early thinkers. And he was a lifelong learner, someone who was continually expanding his already great knowledge base. In this class we'll explore the many ways Jefferson satisfied his yearning for more information. The classes include: Jefferson & Science; The Big Bone Lick Expedition; Jefferson & the American West; Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound; and The Founding of the University of Virginia. 

Our Lecturer—Rick Britton is an award-winning local historian who has written extensively about the life and times of Thomas Jefferson.

The Class—At the Center Inc. beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., then continuing for 5 more consecutive Tuesdays. The class is available both in-person and Zoom participants!

 

• Tuesday, Oct. 6 – 2:00 pm – “Thomas Jefferson & Science”

• Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 2:00 pm – “The Big Bone Lick Expedition” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 20 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the American West” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound”

• Tuesday, Nov. 10 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & Invention”

• Tuesday, Nov. 17 – 2:00 pm – “The Founding of the University of Virginia”

• Saturday, Nov. 21 – 9:00 a.m. - Travel Session: A FREE three-hour local Jefferson tour. We’ll start off at Charlottesville’s Court Square, the oldest part of the city, where we’ll discuss Jefferson and slavery, the founding of the county and city, and Jefferson’s near capture during the American Revolution. We’ll finish up with a tour the University of Virginia’s original grounds, what Jefferson called the “hobby” of his old age. Tour is FREE to class participants only. Following the Court Square section, participants will drive themselves to the U.Va. Parking Garage. We’ll meet at the U.Va. Bookstore (which is on top of the garage).

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
Prime Members $0.00
Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 2:10-3:10pm

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

In this year long course we use McGraw Hill’s Spanish Conversation by Jean Yates in the series of “Practice Makes Perfect”.  The text serves as a guide for expanding your conversational fluency through the use of realistic everyday dialogues.  The exercises in the text will be complemented by handouts that include personal questions which make use of the expressions presented in each lesson.  During September and October we shall be reviewing the two key simple past tenses, the preterit and imperfect, which were introduced at the end of the Beginning Spanish course.  In this course the student’s knowledge of the basic structure of the language will be expanded to include complex sentences with dependent noun, adjective, and adverbial clauses which often require the use of the subjunctive mood. 

We are meeting on line every week and cover about a lesson a month:  working with the exercises in the text, as well as with questions on handouts, plus taking some time for grammar review; the final exercise in the text entails writing a short paragraph using as many of the expressions presented in the lesson as possible.

Students supply their own materials. For information on the class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer

Open to all.

Location: Online

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 3:20-4:20pm

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

This is an informal course for students who are fairly fluent in Spanish, designed to give them the opportunity to keep up their Spanish skills.  We meet on line every week in a tertulia like format.  The materials we use will vary, including both articles on current events and short one act plays from a book entitled En un acto: diez piezas hispanoamericanas, 3rd edition, 1990, edited by Frank Dauster and Leon  F. Lyday.  It contains ten plays, followed by questions on the content and themes for discussion.    

Students supply their own materials. For information on the class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm

It’s exercise and it’s fun! Move to a mixture of African rhythms and “old school” grooves. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this low-mid impact aerobic class that focuses on balance, flexibility, and cardio. 

For Center members; please register below if you will be participating on-site.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $25.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm

It’s exercise and it’s fun! Move to a mixture of African rhythms and “old school” grooves. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this low-mid impact aerobic class that focuses on balance, flexibility, and cardio. For instructions on how to join in the class with ZOOM, please email Denise prior to the class time.

For Center members; please register below if you will be participating online.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) - October $25.00
Prime Members - October $0.00
Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from  approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6 -10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear, and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat, and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Dogs are not allowed.

During this time of Covid, some of our procedures are very different.  We are only having nine hikers plus the hike leader on every hike. This is for the safety of everyone. Physical distancing is practiced throughout the day. We have a hikers email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays for the Monday hikes and Sundays for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come first serve basis. There is no carpooling and everyone is responsible for meeting at the trailheads. We meet at the trailheads at 9:00 am. This time may change in winter. Directions are included in the hike emails.  

We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try it out! Due to the smaller groups during the pandemic, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other but everyone is responsible for their own safety. Since hiking is such a vigorous activity, we do send a more detailed description of our hiking group and the expectations to all new hikers. 

If you have any questions or would like to be put on the email list, please contact Anne Colgate at annecolgate@gmail.com

 

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE) Wednesday

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 9:15-10:15am

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS)

Join certified instructor, Carolyn Altenderfer for this class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Wednesday's Online class will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

"see email reciept for link information"

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Standard Members (October) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

Established in 1992 with the goal of utilizing participants’ skills to give back to the community, this group makes quilts for local charities to use for fundraising; knits hundreds of hats and mittens for children enrolled in the MACAA Head Start Program; knits or crochets caps for newborns at UVa Hospital, and more. Much prep work is done on our own time at home (using mostly donated materials) and we come together for finishing work. New members of all skill levels are welcome.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am - ON-SITE at The Center

Welcome to the program! Meetings are designed to encourage an enjoyable discussion about important issues. The discussion leader will keep the conversation balanced, making sure that all who wish to speak have the opportunity. We are committed to sponsoring friendly and civil discussions. We want to respectful of all opinions, different points of view.  

 

Wednesday, October 28

Join in a discussion of the day's headlines. All views are welcome and tolerated!

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is an active class that instructs functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

 Email Alex for link to join class.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $0.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is an active class that instructs functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON SITE!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $0.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Established in 1948, TOPS is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. This local chapter of TOPS meets to provide peer support.Annual membership is $26.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Canasta (On site and Outside)

Canasta (On site and Outside)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

This group traces its origins back to 1991, when the Senior Center opened on Pepsi Place. Our game consists of five decks of cards, similar to “Hand and Foot Canasta”. We are a friendly and sociable group and all look forward to this weekly good time. New members are always welcome—and we’re happy to teach anyone who wants to learn. We can play with 2, 3, 4, or 6 player. You do not need a partner.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jean Foss, Program Leader, mjfoss1@mac.com (434) 973-3709

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesdays, October 7-December 2 (will not meet October 21)

Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Carole King, Rent...and the list goes on! Join Mike D'Antoni for this 8 week series that will take you back in time to some of the greatest music of all time. Learn a little about the songs, the singers and writers. Sing along with Mike as he plays selected pieces on his guitar. Lyrics will be provided.

Mike has a bachelor's degree in music education and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 40 years. He has performed with Dixieland, jazz, rock, country and folk combos.

Once you register, you will receive a link to the ZOOM class series.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

COPING TECHNIQUES FOR CAREGIVERS- Caring for a loved one can be tiring both physically and emotionally. Join Dianne Johnson, Executive Director for Commonwealth Senior Living as she discusses tips for coping with these challenges.   

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

RSVP

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Knit-Wits is the new name for the Knitting for Beginners group. If you want to learn to knit--join us! If you want company while you knit--join us! If you want some ideas for your projects--join us! New participants always welcome and will learn at the first meeting what donated supplies are available and what they will need to purchase.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

We've got the ping pong tables, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

AA Meeting Growth and Recovery Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

This is an Open meeting.

Open meetings are for anyone, including students or family members of alcoholics, who wishes to attend. Free.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

 

Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  If you "used to" tap, it's not too late to dust off your tap shoes and re-learn this skill.

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard Members per month - October $40.00
Prime Members - October $0.00
Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 11:00-12:30pm

Bring your own materials and come work on your favorite project while sharing ideas, learning new skills, and enjoying the company of fellow crafts enthusiasts.  After the new year, the group will select some projects to work on or learn together.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Cyndi Walsh cynthia.walsh2@gmail.com or Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

 Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  

Register below!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard Members - October $40.00
Prime Members - October $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Nia is a holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts & healing arts (mindfulness). It is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience that will leave you feeling energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced. It is non-impact, done barefoot and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Nia Moving to Heal is a modified Nia experience, designed for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This class will help you feel better move by move, breath by breath. Each class has a focus & intention to assist you in “Dancing Through Life”.

For over 35 years Nia has been helping people use movement to feel better. Your body is designed to move! No matter what your physical circumstances, you can use movement as medicine.

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor. For instructions on how to join in the ZOOM online class, email Sheila at squeen125@gmail.com

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (October) $25.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

If you enjoy robust literature written by a variety of authors but only have a little extra time to read each week, this may be the program for you.  Participants read the week's selection at the start of each session, then discuss their thoughts on the piece. Free to members, but first time guests are welcome! Sandra Garret is the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

Space is limited and registration is required (Please RSVP below).

You will learn how to use iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks and other Apple devices. Topics will include using the internet, photos, email, texting and other Apps such as Maps, Calendar, Music, Contacts (Address Book) the Phone, FaceTime, Reminders and word processors. You will see techniques displayed on classroom TV monitors. Ample time will be allowed for questions and repeat demonstrations as needed. Contact Clay at SiskVA@Mac.com for more information.

 Free for Center members, but first time guests are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Pay for this event online

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

RSVP October 29
Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Novice, intermediate, and accomplished woodcarvers gather weekly to learn the craft or hone skills. Participants provide their own supplies, although current members provide assistance and loan supplies to get new participants started and offer information on what to purchase to continue. As founder Will Hansen said, “If you can peel a potato, you can learn to do woodcarving.”

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Al Crittenden, Program Leader - (434) 296-1749

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm


Come and learn an International Folk Dance or two!  You’re invited to learn and dance along to a few easy to learn folk dances. This is a great class for beginners! Dance along or just watch and listen to the music.  We’ll have dances from countries such as Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and others.  For instructions on how to join in the class with ZOOM, email Bill Shaw at wjshawiii@gmail.com  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Virginia is consistently among the 10 states with the highest number of deer-vehicle collisions; with a 1 in 99 chance of collision for each of us and over 61,000 crashes on our roads each year. Misty Boos, Executive Director of Wild Virginia and Bridget Donaldson,  Associate Principal Research Scientist at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VDOT's research division) will share exciting updates in wildlife crash reduction research and Virginia policy and planning that help identify and protect wildlife corridors to help reduce these collisions. They will explain what's being done through the work of the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative to help wildlife move safely across our state and how this work helps keep us all safe as well. Lastly, you'll learn how you can help and get involved.    

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89476541838

Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838


 

or by phone
        +1 646 558 8656 
        
Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838

Open to all.

Location: Online

Zumba!

Zumba!

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 4:30-5:15pm

Weekly beginning October 1!

Ditch the workout, join the party! Often called “exercise in disguise”, Zumba is a dance party inspired by Latin and international moves and music. The steps are easy to follow and adaptable to all fitness levels. Improve cardiovascular fitness, de-stress, and have fun! Join certified fitness instructor, Christine Thalwitz who has been dancing and teaching group exercise in the Charlottesville area for more than 30 years. Standard members and guests- $25/month; Prime members are free!

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba!

Standard Members and Guests (Oct) $25.00
Prime Members (Oct) $0.00
Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group. No matter what your medium or skill level, you will enjoy the creative, pressure-free environment of a colorful group of novice and experienced artists. You can work from your own photos, pictures or illustrations or bring your own still life. There is no formal instruction, but plenty of help and advice from others if you need it. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM (through August 14)

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization (one of the new classes that will be taught at The Center)! Join Alex for a combination of  both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85305419455

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $0.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm

What you have to say matters ... Why not say it in writing? Come discover and share your best style! All genres and experience levels welcome. Weekly "Writing for Pleasure" meetings are members only, but monthly coffeehouses are open to all.  As always, free and open to the communities. Coffee provided. Munchies to share welcomed.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Beginning Line Dance (On Site)

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm

 WILL MEET VIA ZOOM on TUESDAYS. 

WILL MEET ON-SITE at THE CENTER ON FRIDAYS! No need to sign up if you plan to attend the Friday on-site class.

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you!  Celia Pfautz is the instuctor.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Senior Council is comprised of program leaders and is a liaison group between members, staff, and the Board of Directors. The president of the Council sits on the Board. The mission of the Council is to communicate the policies, plans and decisions of the Board of Directors to the membership; to inform the membership about activities and events of all groups/programs at The Center; and to act as an advisory council to The Center staff and Board of Directors on membership, programming, and other issues. The Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. All Center members are welcome to attend.

The Council meeting is currently being held ONLINE. Email Carolyn Merrick for the Zoom link. 

Members only.

Location: Online

Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

Mondays, November 2nd, 9th and 16th (three-week class) 2-3:30pm

(In partnership with WriterHouse for The Center)

Have you ever wanted to write about your life but didn't know where to start? Maybe you feel you don't have any interesting stories to tell. Or maybe you have lots of ideas but feel overwhelmed at the thought of the actual writing. This supportive three-part workshop will inspire you with ideas for how to "find" the stories from your life (we all have interesting ones--we just have to recognize them!). Via exercises that jump start your memory and help you identify topics, we will start writing. You will have the opportunity to share your work aloud but you will not be required to. Feedback will be encouraging and positive to get and keep you writing!

Renata K. Louwers, WriterHouse member, is a writer, editor, and co-founder of Months To Years, a literary journal that explores grief and loss. Her essays have been published in the recent anthology My Shadow is My Skin: Voices From the Iranian Diaspora (University of Texas Press, 2020). Her work has also appeared in STAT News and The Philadelphia Inquirer among others. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University.

PLEASE RSVP BELOW. THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday, November 2nd

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday, November 2nd

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 2:30-4:00pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can vote on (no Googling allowed!). Gift certificates and other mystery prizes will be awarded to add to the 90 minutes of fun. Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Have you recently joined The Center at Belvedere? Are you considering joining, but would like to learn more? Join us for a new and prospective member orientation. Enjoy samples from our Greenberry’s Coffee Co., attend a brief presentation about The Center, and tour our beautiful new facility. Space is limited; RSVP to Judy Gardner via email. Thank you to The Colonnades for its support of this event.Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm

Whether you are single by choice or by circumstance, here’s an opportunity to socialize over food and music with a goal of finding new friends. Enjoy light fare and lively conversation! 

The Schmooze group meets at The Center the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The cost for the meal is $7 payable at the Welcome Desk that evening. Trying it out for the first time? Be our guest for free when dining at The Center. Please check in at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.

On the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, the group usually dines out at a local restaurant and everyone goes "Dutch." You can call the Welcome Desk (434) 974-7756 after 11 am to find out the location.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

KINGFISHERS

Fishing—precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge! Join the group for discussions relating to local fishing issues, opportunities, and reports. Open to members but first time guests are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

This enthusiastic group meets monthly to discuss items of current mutual interest – mainly contemporary works, fiction and non-fiction.  Participants make suggestions, the group selects the books for group reading, and everyone enjoys sharing their impressions and feedback on the work of the month.

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89087762468

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

October 7, True Grit by Charles Portis

November 4, The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

December 2, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Members only.

Location: Online

Contact: Rosemary Connelly, Book Group Leader rdconnelly@embarqmail.com

The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 4:00-5:30pm

Walking vacations have become increasingly popular and are a wonderful way to experience cultures and the natural beauty of a destination. Cynthia and Mark Lorenzoni, owners of Ragged Mountain Running Shop, share highlights and tips from their recent once-in-a lifetime hike that spanned three magnificent National Parks and countless quaint, historic villages.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81374924459

Meeting ID: 813 7492 4459

phone only
        +1 646 558 8656 
Meeting ID: 813 7492 4459

 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 3:00-5:00pm

Meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group. Any source if fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the discussion. Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It's a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.” Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions. To learn more about the concept, visit http://www.socratescafe.com

Members only.

Location: The Center

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This is a four week class on Thursdays from 4-6 - November 5, 12, and 19th (no class on Thanksgiving), and December 5

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this four-week online Zoom class for beginning and intermediate artists.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. The subjects will be from reference photos that Jane will send via email links prior to our meetings. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic brush skills, transparent layering and color mixing.

Participants will receive an email shortly before class with the zoom meeting link and ID number.

 

 

Supply list:

Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar

Pencil

Painting palette for watercolor paints 

Water container

Paper towels or a rag

Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 

Wash brush (1")

Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)

Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)

Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)

Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)

Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red

Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 

One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green

Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge

Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Pathways to Flourishing Health Series

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series

Friday, November 6, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

In this monthly series, local physicians will dicuss various topics and help guide you along a path of healthy living!

NEW RESEARCH ON DIETS

Friday, November 6, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ONLINE) - NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Patricia Tyndale, RD is a dietitian who interfaces with the public for Sentara Martha Jefferson Healthcare.  She delivers clinical care, writes articles,and gives talks.  Join her as she guides you through the most up to date information on diet and nutrition.

 

  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

BINGO at THE CENTER (ONSITE)

BINGO at THE CENTER (ONSITE)

Friday, November 6, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm, beginning November 6th

Bingo is back at The Center! Join Bruce Garretson, Center member and Bingo caller for an hour of good fun. Small prizes to winners will be awarded – register online (you must register each week) to reserve your seat. We’ll supply the Bingo cards and chips. Open to all. Cost = $2.00 payable at the Bingo game.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

BINGO at THE CENTER (ONSITE)

RSVP - November 6
Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Monday, November 9, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Join a congenial group of artists who gather to practice their pastel painting skills. Each may bring a work in progress for a constructive group critique. 

History

Noting the lack of a chalk pastel society in Virginia, in August 2001, Dick Carpenter invited Charlottesville regional artists in that media to meet at Michaels Arts and Crafts store at Barracks Road shopping center. Many were members of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, which had long admitted pastel as a water compatible “mixed” medium, but not as a feature of the CVWG activities. The result of the meeting was, quite purposefully, an “un-organization” with NO membership requirements, bylaws, officers, dues, agendas, minutes, quorum, name-tags, committees, etc. Just like-minded people enjoying meeting to exchange ideas and experiences about pastel materials and techniques, constructive criticism, and “show and tell.” The format is a mutual critique -- an examination, not fault-finding. Suggestions for overcoming problems are a part of critiquing. The choice of subject and style of a painting are not topics of critique. Some elements of Critique: 1. Overall Composition - Division of space. 2. Shapes and values 3. Form –shadows-placement of each of the elements 4. Perspective- Illusion of depth 5. Color harmony 6. Paths for the viewer’s eye 7. Center of interest - 8. Principles of Design. Assuring that there is a “message”. All attending artists are active producers, serious about their work, open to criticism, willing to present “work-in-progress," and constructive in their comments and suggestions. Although pastels are the featured media, other problem-paintings may be introduced.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Participants will select colors and pour acrylic paint on plastic ornaments to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. These make wonderful presents, too! Decorative embellishments will also be provided. This is a FUN class – bring your friends. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials are $15 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

 

October 13: Investing and politics. Should you allow for politics when you invest? We’ll discuss how politics may impact your investmentsNovember 10, 10:00am - 11:30am How might investors handle uncertainty. The future is always unknown, Jogen Vik,Partner with SKV Group LLC, will discuss ways to approach investing in the face of uncertainty.

November 10, 10:00am - 11:30am How might investors handle uncertainty?  The future is always unknown.  Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group LLC, will discuss ways to approach investing in the face of uncertainty.

December 8, 10:00am - 11:30   Sharing is caring...you can't take it with you and you may wish to share some of it while you're here.  Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group LLC, will discuss techniques and considerations when contemplating gifting of assets.

 

* Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and SKV Group, LLC are not legal or tax advisors. You should consult with your attorney, accountant and/or estate planner before taking any action.

 

Jorgen Vik, CFP®, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional™ and partner of the SKV Group, LLC, a Charlottesville based wealth management company. Jorgen has worked in the financial services industry since 2001. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 13) $0.00
Card Making (ONSITE)

Card Making (ONSITE)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make one-of-a- kind handmade cards using decorative paper napkins. Choose one of several textured finishes as an overlay, then add embellishments to create your masterpiece. There will be time to make at least 3 cards of your choosing. You can even bring your own design paper napkins to use if you have one you want to make into a card to send to someone special. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $5.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Card Making (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members fee $0.00
Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 1:30-3:00pm

October 14 topic: Redistricting and Gerrymandering Virginia Proposed Constitutional Amendment #1
For 5 years, Brian Cannon was the executive director of OneVirginia2021 and lead their grassroots, nonpartisan organization in lobbying legislators to pass a constitutional redistricting reform amendment. Brian is now the executive director of FairMapsVA, a ballot campaign dedicated to educating Virginians about Amendment 1 and urging them to vote yes to end partisan gerrymandering in Virginia. He brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, community building, fundraising, and bipartisan advocacy for state policy issues.
 
The October 14 SSV program will be held via Zoom. Preregistration is required in order to participate. Here is the link to register for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cDKaQUbXRQSeMzp7MXGXtQ
 

*Please note that Senior Statesmen of Virginia programs are independent of Center programming.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Healthy Lungs and Strong Steps:  How to Optimize Your Fitness During a Pandemic

Thursday, December 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Healthy Mind & Body:  How Activity & Exercise Affects Your Brain & Your Physiology.

Will be on-site at The Center and also Zoomed. REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON-SITE. DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU WILL BE ZOOMING.

 

If joining by zoom, click here:

https://zoom.us/j/7372071984?pwd=dnJjUEsvME1tWVNPVEdVUVVZU2U3dz09

 
 
Darcy Higgins, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Human Movement Specialist.  He is a clinician and the Regional Director of Operations for SPECTRUM Physical Therapy, part of the Ivy Rehab Network. Darcy has enjoyed supporting the Charlottesville community as a speaker and class instructor over the past 30+ years with SPECTRUM.  Health & wellness topics include posture, movement, balance, health & wellness. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE and ONLINE)

WILL ATTEND ON SITE (Oct. 8) $0.00

Five Actions To Reduce Stress During Difficult Times (ONLINE)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

The pandemic is creating stress for everyone. Research shows that there are 5 core human needs that need tending to during times of community crisis. Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition Director Rebecca Kendall will share actions that anyone can take to help improve coping and mental health during this difficult time.

Free and open to everyone.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

“We believe that our group members and our programs provide help and information about a condition that can be difficult and embarrassing,” says group leader John Watterson. Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands, and voice. An estimated 10 million people in the United States have essential tremor (ET). While not life-threatening, ET is a serious and progressive condition that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life—socially, professionally, and emotionally. People with ET often have difficulty with everyday activities such as getting dressed, eating, drinking, speaking or writing. Of 20-plus different kinds of tremor, essential tremor (ET) is the most common. Also known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, ET is a neurological condition often confused with Parkinson’s disease and dystopia. Due to misguided beliefs and lack of awareness, many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. This group is both educational and supportive, and free. We meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 4:00-5:00pm.

International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) The IETF funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that leads to treatments and a cure, increases awareness, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET. Learn more about the IETF. Other links you may find helpful: tremoraction.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 5:02-7:02pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere’s own version of Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five. These live performances showcase area musicians, providing a chance to see your favorite artists or enjoy an introduction to some new ones. Free and open to the community.

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, CALL LINDA HAHN at 434.220.9736. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PRIOR RESERVATION.

 

David Tewksbury

Thursday, November 12

Wisconsin-born and Charlottesville-raised, David is a soulful indie folk singer-songwriter. Dubbed "rock poet" by C-VILLE, he has been living, loving, and performing his original music in and around Charlottesville since 1998. Inspired by art rock, jazz fusion, and R&B on the radio, he weds rock’s intensity to soul’s intimacy, with lyrics that cover the gamut from social justice to heartbreak to life-celebrating anthems. Tewksbury released the 11-track "Sun is Rising" album in 2016, and 2014 EP, "Five Months from October", which can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and multiple online music platforms. 

WVTF Radio's "Roots Down" host Luke Church says of David:  "The essence of  being ... the presence of the moment ... a piercing reflection on life. That is the music of David Tewksbury. Come for the winsome melodies and dancing guitar; stay for the raptured insight into the human condition. Whether he sings of love lost, the trials of a friend, the uncertainty of this adventure of living day to day, or the joy of purpose rediscovered, David opens a door into his world and helps us find ourselves."

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Felting a Turkey (ONSITE) EVENING EVENT

Felting a Turkey (ONSITE) EVENING EVENT

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

Finally, a turkey that comes out perfect every time! Come create a felted turkey just in time for the holidays. No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Felting a Turkey (ONSITE) EVENING EVENT

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felting Gnomes

Felting Gnomes

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Give a Gnome a Home this holiday season! Gnomes or tomtes are traditional to the holidays around the world. They are protectors of hearth and home, are never seen in daylight and bring good luck to the families they live with. Have some fun and create your own needle felt gnome for your home or to bring some luck to someone on your list. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

Pay for this event online

Felting Gnomes

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00

Downsizing After 60: Addressing the Many Questions (On site)

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Should I remain in my current home? What will happen if I stop driving? Can I afford repairs to my home and alter my house, or would senior co-living better suit me? Caroline Mortell is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and was a successful Real Estate Broker in Florida for 16 years. Now living in Charlottesville, she is delighted to share her knowledge and experience to continue to be a benefit to others. Register here for this on site class. Open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wealth And Estate Planning Management

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Managing your money can be about more than just paying the bills while you are alive; it can also include making plans for your loved ones for favorite charities after you are gone.  Learn what documents you need to have in place (wills, trusts, etc) and how to organize accounts to ake the worry away from your family.  You will also learn about probate and how to avoid it.  Join Buck Klintworth, Portfolio Manager at Chase Investment Counsel Corporation for this informative session.

Free and open to all but please register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wealth And Estate Planning Management

RSVP (Nov 16)

Presentation By The Master Gardeners (ONLINE)

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join Extension Master Gardener Ralph Morini for Backyard Composting

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Let's get the ball rolling by creating some beautiful decorations! Alcohol ink is a vibrant and unpredictable medium that is used to create colorful ornaments. Each participant will choose their preferred colors and take home three unique ornaments designed in the workshop. The process is easy and FUN – bring your friends! Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials $15 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event online

Alcohol Ink Acrylic Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

If joining by ZOOM, click here:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9077793941?pwd=dFNBUnRFUVJsVjlyQTI0NFBOdVhNdz09

REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON-SITE. DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU WILL BE ZOOMING

 

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 am

End of Life Planning

There’s much to discuss and it is never too soon to start. Afterall, life is terminal from the moment we are born. In this session we are going to explore Advanced Medical Directives, Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNR), POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment), hospice care and funeral planning.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE and ONLINE)

RSVP to attend on-site (October 20) $0.00
Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

October 21: Navigating the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Market

Federal legislation made way for a new OTC hearing aid option without the help of a provider. Learn the advantages and disadvantages with Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.  We will review s, everal current options and what may be coming in the future as well.:

Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Understanding Your Hearing Test

Confused about what your hearing test results have shown?  High tones, low pitch, decreased volume...the terms can be overwhelming and often are misunderstood.  Join us for a plain and simple explanation of hearing test results and what it means for you.  We"ll have examples, but feel free to bring a copy of your own hearing test.

Wednesday, December 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

New Technology in Hearing Aids

The hearing aid world is a confusing and exciting one!  technology is always changing.  Did you know that some hearing aids are now waterproof, can have Bluetooth and can communicate directly with your TV and/or cell phone?  Come learn about game changing technology featured in today's aids!  Whether you've been wearing hearing aids for years or just learning about what could work for you, please join us to learn more.

Register below if you will attend on-site. You do not need to register if you will attend via Zoom.

 

Will also be Zoomed:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81550481374

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

RSVP to attend on-site (Oct. 21) $0.00
A Holistic Guide to Better Sleep (ON SITE)

A Holistic Guide to Better Sleep (ON SITE)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Having trouble sleeping? Learn safe, natural approaches to improve the quantity and quality of your sleep.  This class will discuss common issues that disturb sleep, what makes for good “sleep hygiene”, and lifestyle, dietary, and meditation-based habits that you can implement to help you rest well.

 Jamie Paxton holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and a B.A. from Duke University. As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, she focuses on the intersection of physical, mental, and emotional health, striving to alleviate immediate issues while also empowering a deeper level of healing and resiliency to support ongoing wellbeing. She maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, VA. For more information, please visit www.jamiepaxton.com

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 21

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A Holistic Guide to Better Sleep (ON SITE)

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 8:45-3:30pm

Treasures of Ancient Egypt - Sunken Cities 

Dive into one of the most astonishing discoveries of all time at the VMFA. This exhibit is a one-in-a-lifetime chance to see treasures from two sunken ancient Egyptian cities, Thonis- Heracleoin and Canopus, that sank into the Mediterranean more than three thousand years ago. On display will be more than 300 objects from the 8th century AD. Lunch is on your own at the museum cafe. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Member $65.00
Guest $85.00
Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Local resident and longtime sailor and diver Marilou Maglione will recount the findings of her 6-week research expedition with Sea Education Association out of Woods Hole, MA. The project assessed the scope of plastic pollution in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Marilou will provide time for Q & A and discussion about how to address the issue of plastics in the ocean.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Bridge Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Bridge Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm

If you have always wanted to play bridge but don't know how, or you have some bridge playing experience but need a refresher in the basics, then these are the classes for you!  All classes are available al a carte and are taught by experienced player and teacher Ken Marino.  Free to members; guest fee $20 per lesson. Please register in advance  below. SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTRATION FOR  DECEMBER WILL BE AVAILBLE ON NOVEMBER 20.

 

Friday, November 20, 1:00-3:00 PM – Lesson Three

Lesson three introduces the concept of “Bidding Conventions” with first-level explanations and examples of several current and commonly used conventions.  Play of the hand topic will include opening leads against suit and no-trump contracts.  

Friday, December 18, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Lesson Four

In this fourth session, participants will get a summary and review of the earlier lessons that began in September.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Bridge Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Lesson Three (Nov. 20) - Member $0.00
Lesson Three (Nov. 20) - Guest $20.00
Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 9:00-1:00pm

Participants will learn all about this colorful and delightfully unpredictable medium – alcohol ink. Each person will experiment using different inks and surfaces to create images using different techniques. Lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 30.00. Materials 25.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class. 

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Join us for some holiday crafting with fiber artist Donna Markey. This kind of snowman never melts! Expand your needle felting skills learning how to join multiple pre-felt balls together, make a carrot nose and adorn these darling snowmen to brighten your Christmas tree or put a smile on the face of the lucky recipient. Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 7-8, 2020

Enjoy a one-night stay at the Griffin Hotel in Williamsburg's historic district. You will have time to stroll, dine (on your own) and shop. On our way to Williamsburg, we will enjoy shopping at the Williamsburg Pottery in time to purchase beautiful pots for your holiday gift-giving. On the return, we will shop 'til we drop at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Breakfast is included at the hotel.  Holiday decorations will be on display. Open to all, Activity Level - Active. 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Pay for this event online

Williamsburg Getaway

Member - Double per person $185.00
Member - Single $370.00
Guest - Double per person $235.00
Guest - Single $420.00
Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate  (ON SITE)

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

2 sessions, December  8th and 15th, 1-3pm

Joanne Coleman has created a fun and interesting class that uses acrylic paints, a gel medium, and organic materials on canvas to create a unique landscape all your own. Learn how to: mix colors properly, use organic materials from the garden to create a painting, and glaze a painting with acrylic medium. A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. Open to the community.

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests –  25.00

                Prime Members – included in membership, but registration is still required

Materials fee = $20.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

Two Thursdays - December 10th and 17th  10am-12pm

Join Joanne Coleman for this multi-ability level class using colored pencils. Online using the zoom platform, learn how to: Blend multiple colors to create a unique effect on your painting, use your pencils to create shading, lines, and shadow to give dimension, and combine colored pencil with watercolor pencil for a lovely sunny effect.  A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. 

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $20.00

       Prime Members – included in membership fee, but registration is still required

Materials needed:

  • Set of colored pencils - primary colors - at least 6-8
  • pencil sharpener
  • 10x12 inch drawing paper
  •  watercolor pencils (usually come in a tin, available at art stores and Amazon.com)
  • 3 small inexpensive paint brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Our Wild Neighbors: Supporting Native Species through Wildlife Rehabilitation (ONLINE)

Our Wild Neighbors: Supporting Native Species through Wildlife Rehabilitation (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Wildlife rehabilitators play an important role in our communities by being a first-step resource when someone encounters a wild animal in need. Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary aims to reduce wildlife suffering in Central Virginia by rehabilitating injured and orphaned native species. Founded in 2004 out of their founder's home, they have since expanded to a 20 acre facility in gorgeous Nelson County where their 50+ enclosures cater to nearly all native species in Virginia. RWS typically intake over 800 wild animal patients every year! That number continues to trend upward as they continue developing and urbanizing their landscapes.

So how do we become better neighbors to our local wildlife, and why should we care in the first place? And what on earth do wildlife rehabbers actually do? In this virtual learning program with The Center, RWS Outreach Coordinator and wildlife rehabilitator Sarah Cooperman will tell you about what goes into the process of "Rescue, Rehab, and Release." Sarah will also introduce you to some of our furry, feathered, and scaly education animal ambassadors who live year-round at RWS. Learn their stories and all about our fascinating, helpful wild neighbors here in Virginia during this fun-filled glimpse into the world of wildlife rehabilitation! Free and open to all.

To learn more about Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary, go to their website at https://rockfishwildlifesanctuary.org

 

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051433620

Meeting ID: 890 5143 3620

Open to all.

Location: Online

Soap Felting

Soap Felting

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Learn the basics of wet felting, as you apply a colorful assortment of natural sheep fibers to cover individual bars of soap. Make 1 for yourself and 1 to give away - they make lovely gifts! No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Soap Felting

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Kristen Pearlstein, Anatomical Collections Manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, will present a 45-minute introduction to the challenges and innovations of American military medicine during World War I. The National Museum of Health and Medicine was established during the American Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for research related to battlefield trauma and pathology. The museum's mission to preserve and explore the impact of military medicine spans more than 150 years. Kristen is originally from the Charlottesville area and remains active in the community. Free and open to all, please register to join.

Open to all.

Location: Online

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American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

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Royal Caribbean International - Anthem of the Seas

January 4-15, 2021

We will sail on Royal Caribbean International's Anthem of the Seas to the

Southern Caribbean and will begin our cruise from Cape Liberty, New Jersey.

First port of call will be San Juan, Puerto Rico, then on to Phillipsburg, St. Maarten,

St. John's Antigua, Castries, St. Lucia, Basseterre and St. Kitts & Nevis.  Join

us for this spectacular cruise.  Includes ground transportation, all meals,

accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Passport Required.

Travel protection is available.

Ship Registry – Nassau, Bahamas. Open to all. Activity Level – Moderate.

Call Travel office for rates and availability.

Open to all.

Location: Southern Caribbean

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

Why travel alone when you can go with a friend? Here’s your opportunity to meet others who are interested in visiting local sites and attractions. We connect each month to make plans for upcoming weeks.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda - linda@thecentercville.org

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 8:15-5:30pm

Space is LIMITED -  Join us as we set sail on the Potomac River aboard the glass-topped Odyssey cruise ship.  The Odyssey will cruise beneath historic bridges and travel past Washington, DC's greatest landmarks.  You will be served an upscale, three-course lunch with the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and hopefully view the beautiful cherry blossom scenery if Mother Nature cooperates.   Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 22

Pay for this event online

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

Breaking News - We have rescheduled our trip to Spain until next year April 13 – 21, 2021

If you are interested in traveling with us in 2021 Please call us to make your reservation, We have 3 rooms available. 

Join us in 2021 as we stay in the Masia Notari, a rustic property where past elements are blended with modern-day comforts. Located 45 minutes from Barcelona, it’s a perfect location to day-trip the beauty and history of Spain. *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips. Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Portugal 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

PORTUGAL -

April 30 - May 7, 021 

This beautiful house that dates back to the 18th century! The property is located in the Minho region of Northern Portugal which is 35 min from Porto.  *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips.  We will share information on the day trips and amenities we have included for this trip. Travel Protection is additional. Price per person based on double occupancy $4095 Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org  Deposit $1000 due by October 1, 2020. Final payment due January 6, 2021 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

We only have a few spaces available - if you would like to join us on this magical journey - book your reservation today - Linda@thecentercville.org 

Iceland is magical, especially in late summer when the colors, weather, and angles of sunlight are transitioning into fall. This 12-day tour with a veteran guide gives great insight into Iceland's unique nature and culture, with the bonus of experiencing the country's burgeoning culinary scene. All-inclusive package!

*Package includes: round trip transfers air and ground. All meals, transportation in Iceland, gratuities and a 13 days Program. Activity level - Active

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2021

Tuscany 2021

October 1-9, 2021

October 2021 - We have three departures for a week stay in Tuscany -

Week 1 - October 1 - 9, 2021 _SOLD OUT 

Week 2 - October 8 - 16, 2021_ SOLD OUT 

Week 3 - October 15 - 23, 2021 - 7 rooms available 

We will stay in a villa in the Chianti Hills region, the heart of Tuscany. The villa was built as a country residence for a noble family from Florence, Italy. We will enjoy 6 days of tours around the region including, all transportation, all meals, and gratuities. Travel Protection is available. email us a Linda@thecentercville.org to reserve your spot today!

Price: Double (per person) $3995 – Deposit $1000 due by October  1, 2020 Final payment due January 6, 2021  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org