Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 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

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

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

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.

REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $38.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

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

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (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.

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

 YOU WILL RECEVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (April) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (April) $0.00
Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ONLINE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, April 20

Estate Planning 101 – ALL NEW!  If we’ve learned nothing else in this time of COVID, we discovered that planning has become more essential than ever. Learn about basic documents you need. Distinguish between a will and a trust and why you might need one over the other. Understand how to create and use a Power of Attorney. Who needs an Advanced Medical Directive? (short answer: everyone!) and what does it do?

 CLICK HERE  A FEW MINUTES PRIOR TO 10 AM TO JOIN THE PROGRAM:

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

Password: CENTER

Open to all.

Location: Online

Low Impact Exercise Class (Online)

Low Impact Exercise Class (Online)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 30–April 22, 10:00–10:30 am

Join Joanne Coleman, a nurse practitioner trained in exercise physiology, for four weeks of low impact exercise via Zoom (30 minutes twice a week). If you have limited exercise tolerance and mobility, this is for you. Sessions will focus on increasing joint mobility, building exercise tolerance, and more. At the end of this class, you should feel comfortable choosing exercise programs to continue regularly. Free and open to all. Email Joanne to register. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am.

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.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

 

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Standard Members per month (April) $30.00
Prime members (April) $0.00

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am.

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.

REGISTER BELOW. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $30.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00

Stretch for Balance and Strength (ON SITE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stretch for Balance and Strength (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $25.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 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

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

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.

CLASS IS FULL FOR APRIL! Please join the Monday and Thursday online class.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 2:10-3:10pm

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, April 20, 2021 | 3:20-4:20pm

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 Dance Party (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 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 only.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE BELOW. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) - April $25.00
Prime Members - April $0.00

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 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. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $25.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00

Tai Chi (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 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. 

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.

REGISTER BELOW .

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $36.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 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.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) -April $36.00
Prime/Charter Members -April $0.00
Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 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. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule.

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, April 21, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS). Fee includes all classes M-F for the month.

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.

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN A RECEIPT EMAIL ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

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

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

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

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

Wednesdays and Fridays beginning April 7, 9:45-10:45 am

In this class you will gently strengthen your stabilizing muscles and core, shake off tension, exercise your cardiovascular system, but most importantly, have fun! Join Christine Bostic.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $30.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Hearing Health (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

April 21 - Nutrition and Hearing Health

Dr. Kristin Koch will discuss the link between nutrition and hearing health.  Recent studies have confirmed that diets high in sugars and carbohydrates can negatively impact hearing health.  Help safeguard your hearing by learning beneficial eating strategies and overall goals to improve healthy hearing.

 

Register below if you are planning to attend on-site. (You do not need to register if joining by Zoom)

 
If joining by Zoom, click on this link a few minutes prior to the program.

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

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Hearing Health (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Will attend on-site
Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

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

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 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 $32.

For more information, please contact Ruth Walker at whales89@aol.com

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ruth Walker (434) 295-1435

Canasta (Outside)

Canasta (Outside)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

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

Pay for this event online

Canasta (Outside)

Will attend April 14
Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

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.  

YOU WILL RECEIVE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (April) $30.00
Prime members (April) $0.00

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 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

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 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

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:00-1:00pm

No need to sign up, just show up with your paper to be shredded.  For safety and to keep the line moving, please stay in your car and a volunteer will collect your bag(s) of paper.  The shredding truck is a state-of-the-art, high speed shredding truck from 1st Choice Shredding, an NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified company. All paper is shredded on-site and then recycled.  The event is open to the community.  The cost is $5 for up to 5 grocery bags.  Additional bags are $2 per bag. All proceeds go towards the cost of the shredding truck and to help fund The Center's operations. 

Please note we will not be able to accept entire car loads, truck loads or offie loads of paper from an individual.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

 

Classes are 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.

Standard Members - $40/month; Prime Members - included in membership

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $40.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

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: Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

 Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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.  

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $40.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

Class will not be held on 4/8/21!

 

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.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Standard Members (April) $30.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

Class will not meet on 4/8/21

 

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. 

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Standard Members (April) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (April) $0.00
Unwind Yoga (ONLINE)

Unwind Yoga (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

 

In this class you will use various movement approaches including: somatics, qi gung, restorative and hatha yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release tight muscles, connect with our respiratory systems via the practice of both control and release of breath. Christine Bostic is the instructor. Space is limited. For Center members. Prime members - free; Standard members - $25/month. 

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSCODE.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Unwind Yoga (ONLINE)

Prime Members (April) $0.00
Standard Members (April) $25.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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.

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW (IN ADVANCE), YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

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

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:15-1:15pm

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

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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! PLEASE RSVP BELOW!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Pay for this event online

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

RSVP (April 22)
Backgammon (On-site)

Backgammon (On-site)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 2:00-3:30pm

This fun group currently meets weekly outside on the back Terrace.

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets every Thursday.  Free to members.  If you are interested in playing or plan to attend, please email Peggy Slez.

Members only.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance (ONLINE)

International Folk Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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: Online

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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.  The class is currently also offered on Zoom. For instructions on how to join in the class with ZOOM, email Bill Shaw at wjshawiii@gmail.com  Free and open to the community.

Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

RSVP (April)
Riding Climate Solutions: How Improving Local Transit can Help us Reach our Climate Goals (ONLINE)

Riding Climate Solutions: How Improving Local Transit can Help us Reach our Climate Goals (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

With transportation emissions accounting for the largest share of Virginia’s greenhouse gas emissions and communities setting aggressive targets for reductions, transportation solutions are critical. While increasing electric vehicle adoption is an important solution, they are not currently accessible to all residents. Join Community Climate Collaborative Executive Director Susan Kruse to learn how improving local transit systems and doubling ridership can help Charlottesville and Albemarle County reach its climate goals and improve access to services. Free and open to all.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83829445661

Meeting ID: 838 2944 5661

Open to all.

Location: Online

Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program - (On-site)

Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program - (On-site)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 4:15-5:15pm

Make the most of your work out! Join experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room. You will learn about each machine, tracking your personal routine and more.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. Free for Prime members. $10 for Standard members.

The April 22 session is full. Register below for April 29.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program - (On-site)

Standard Members (April 29) $10.00
Prime Member (April 29) $0.00
Zumba (ON SITE)

Zumba (ON SITE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 4:30-5:15pm

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 (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests (April) $25.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Life Wishes-Preparing for the Future (ONLINE)

Life Wishes-Preparing for the Future (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm

Thursdays, April 8-29, 6:00-8:00 pm (4 part series)

One of the best gifts you can give your family is to think through and document your health care decisions.  This four-session course taught by Nancy Zamil, RN, MPH, CHPN and Cynthia Sinchak, RN, MSN, CHPN will help demystify advance directives and equip you to embark on difficult conversations about end of life with videos, games and discussions.  

During this series you will learn how to navigate the healthcare system, prepare your own advanced directive, discern between an advanced directive and a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and prepare for making healthcare choices and end of life decisions.

Nancy Zamil and Cynthia Sinchak have combined 41 years of hospice and palliative care nursing experience. They are skilled in helping people to make heath care choices. Their desire is to give back to the community, by using their expertise to help clear the misconceptions of health care decisions at this very important time in one’s life.

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW. ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK. THE ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME FOR ALL FOUR SESSIONS.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Life Wishes-Preparing for the Future (ONLINE)

RSVP (Life Wishes Series - April)

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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

Friday Art Group (ONLINE)

Friday Art Group (ONLINE)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 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. 

Currently meeting online. Click here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88383463028

Members only.

Location: Online

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM  

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization. Join Alex for a combination of both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. Free for Center members

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (April) $0.00

Pressing Reset (On site)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

THIS CLASS WAS PREVIOUSLY ORIGINAL STRENGTH...   CLASS WILL NOT MEET ON 4/9/21

When you were a child, you experienced life through your body. Through learning how to move, you nourished and developed your brain and your body. From the beginning, you were pre-programmed to move with grace, fluidity, strength and power through your original movement patterns. No one needed to teach these movements to you; as a baby your body just knew to do them. 

As adults we stopped exploring our world through movement. Generally, we stopped using our bodies and became stagnant. There are things we believe we can no longer do due to fear, pain or lack of health. This was never the truth! The truth is that you can be strong and move well your entire life. In this class we will PRESS RESET, returning to and retraining our bodies to their “factory settings” – the original movements which bring about healing, strength and resilience. You will move at your own pace as you explore your original strength.

 

Questions? Contact Beth at bethvalorz@gmail.com

 

PRESSING RESET! Finding Strength Through Original Movements Check it out with Beth Valorz Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Original Strength Trainer.

 REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW! SPACE IS LIMITED.

 

Members only.

Location: Onsite

Pay for this event online

Pressing Reset (On site)

Standard Members (April) $25.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance (ON SITE)

Beginning Line Dance (ON SITE)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm

If you are fairly new to the word of line dance or have never tried it out, this class is for you. The beginner's class is for Center members.

EMAIL INSTRUCTOR,  CELIA PFAUTZ for inquiries.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Celia Pfautz ckpfautz@gmail.com

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 12:15-1:15pm

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. Sandra Garret is the program leader.  

On the last Friday of the month, the group will meet at 12 noon and watch a film until 2 pm.

 

   

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance (ON SITE)

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance (ON SITE)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 1:30-4:00pm

This class is for those with some line dancing experience.  This class is held every Friday. Open to all.

Contact Celia Pfautz  for more information.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: ckpfautz@gmail.com

Acoustic Jam Session

Acoustic Jam Session

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 2:00-3:30pm

Do you love making music and meeting people? This program is for you. All levels are welcome. Currently only insturments that can be played while wearing a mask are allowed. For more information or if you would like to attend, please email program leader Sudi Durland. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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 is $2 payable at the Bingo game.

Registration is required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

RSVP - April 23
RSVP- April 30
Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 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. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule

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

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 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. Fee is $15/month for standard members; free for Prime members. 

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 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

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Join members of the Wednesday Music Club for informal music in The Center's atrium.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays 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

Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays, January 25, March 15-May 3, 1:00-2:00 pm (8 weeks) 

CLASS IS FULL!

It’s not too late to learn a new instrument! If you’ve never touched a guitar or only know that it has strings, this class is for you! It’s also a good refresher if you played many moons ago and might need a do over. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. It’s BYOG (bring your own guitar!) Open to Center members. Prime members – $40 for the 8-week session; Standard members- $64. Space is limited. Please register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 1:00-3:30pm

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

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

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

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 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

Train Your Brain (ONLINE)

Train Your Brain (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, through May, 11:00 am 

Cognitive decline doesn't have to be inevitable. You can build a better brain at any age. Join Michelle Rocker, a LearningRx Master Brain Trainer for cognitive exercises that can strengthen memory and attention.  Free for Center members. Registration is required below for the date you wish to attend. Space is limited! Please register for only one session.

 

Click here to register for April 27 

Click here to register for May 11 

Click here to register for May 25

Members only.

Location: Online

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83919817100

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

By alleviating stress, meditation can improve your physical health. One of the physical benefits includes reducing the risk of stress-related illnesses.  Medical researchers and doctors have reported the effects that stress has on the body. A number of illnesses are the result of stress. For this reason, medical practitioners recommend meditation to their patients to reduce stress levels. This includes meditating to decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. They recommend meditation to enhance the body’s immune response. Hospitals and medical clinics even offer classes in meditation to patients.

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a calm mind, providing mental benefits.  Studies have shown the positive effects meditation has on the brain and on improving memory. It also enhances concentration, attention, and focus. Meditation can improve concentration, whether one needs to concentrate for sports, education, work, or hobbies. When focused, we can increase our effectiveness and productivity. Sports figures and champion athletes have reported that meditation helps them to improve their focus to prepare for competing in their sport at the highest level.

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

Your emotional wellness, too, can be enhanced through meditation, resulting in inner tranquility and joy. Through meditation, you can reduce anxiety and depression that are caused by feelings of hopelessness and disappointments in life. When these are the result of emotions, such as feeling isolated or lonely, or a sense of sadness from dealing with life’s losses, meditation can supplement the support received from professionals.

When you meditate, you tap in to a place of happiness and peace. This increases a sense of positivity.  You realize that, beyond your daily problems that cause emotional pain, there is a pool of joy within that you can access and feel more joyous.  Meditation helps you to recharge, refresh, and rejuvenate.  When you feel happier, you are calmer and more balanced. This creates a ripple effect that will radiate to others.

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. 

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

New and Prospective Member Orientation

New and Prospective Member Orientation

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Are you thinking about joining The Center? Would you like to learn more? Come to our new and prospective member orientation. There will be a short program, a chance to meet staff and other new members, the opportunity to take a tour of The Center, and samples from our Greenberry’s Coffee Co. Space is very limited, so RSVP is required to Judy Gardner. Free and open to all. RSVP to Judy Gardner.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Colon Cancer Screening and Polyps with Dr. Lauren Carlini (ONLINE)

Colon Cancer Screening and Polyps with Dr. Lauren Carlini (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

The recommendations for when you should schedule colon cancer screenings and how frequently can be difficult to determine, even for a physician. These recommendations can change based on your family history and whether polyps (and polyp types) were found during prior colonoscopies. Doctors can help their patients navigate these complicated topics, but it is extremely helpful for you to be able to possess a baseline level of knowledge so you can better advocate for your health.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736792257

Meeting ID: 897 3679 2257

About the Presenter:

Lauren Carlini is currently a second year gastroenterology fellow at UVA. She grew up in Texas, but has moved many places in the US for her education and medical training. She loved her time as a medical student at UVA so much that she decided to move back for her fellowship training after completing her internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. Her ties to The Center go back to her time in medical school, and she is excited to share information about colon cancer screening recommendations with its members.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

In this wet felting class, you will create a fiber painting to adorn your home or garden. Come with an idea or picture of what you would like to create, and we will layer and arrange fibers to create that image on a flag. Bring two bath towels, and you may want to bring an apron. Class fee: Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests, $25.00. Materials fee $10.00 for each participant, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Every 2 weeks, beginning March 5 through June 11, 1:00-2:00 pm

Classes are intended for those with no bridge experience or if you need a refresher. Classes are offered a la carte. All classes are open to all and are taught by experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino. Free for prime and standard members; each class is $10 for guests. Please register in advance below 

April 30     Defensive play  

May  14     Defensive bidding

May 28      Opening bids of 2, 3, or 4

June 11      Common conventions

 

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Prime and Standard Members (April 30) $0.00
Guests (April 30) $10.00
Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, May 3, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*. Center members free; Guests $6/class 

 

*Maria W. Chee holds a bachelor’s and master of arts in dance, a Ph.D. in anthropology, and a master of arts in anthropology. She studied ballet, modern, jazz; dance production; as well as dance history and research. She has taken classes at the Martha Graham School in New York, and has spent intensive sessions with Bella Lewinsky, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Ballet Jazz of Montreal. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a state licensed teacher in adult education and as a lecturer at college level.

Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members (May) $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Embossed Card Making (ONSITE)

Embossed Card Making (ONSITE)

Monday, May 3, 2021 | 12:00-2:00pm

 Come learn how to make your own embellished gift cards - 3 total. Class is taught by Sherry Sinard. Open to all. Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests 10.00. Material fee $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Embossed Card Making (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, May 3, 2021 | 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

Member Social (On-site)

Member Social (On-site)

Monday, May 3, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

Join fellow Center members each Monday for an informal gathering. Share laughter, companionship, and great stories as members get acquainted, promote programs, and discuss life events.

Option to meet later for early-bird specials at a local restaurant! Free social; dinner is on your own. 

Please RSVP below for May 3.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Member Social (On-site)

RSVP (May 3)
Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

This is a fun class that utilizes the overflow of dried acrylic paint or “skins” from acrylic poured paintings to create unique jewelry! If you’ve taken Jan Settle’s paint pouring class, you may have some skins of your own. If not, she will have plenty for you to choose from to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pendants or necklaces or earrings. There will be an assortment of silver-colored chains, or you may bring your own. If time permits, we will also use the dried paint skins, bits of paper and other materials to create a beautiful collage. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00. Materials fee $25.00 for each participant, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 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. Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Watercolor Landscapes with Architectural Elements (ONLINE)

Watercolor Landscapes with Architectural Elements (ONLINE)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

The line quality and shapes of architectural subjects are a wonderful counterpoint to those of nature, and they provide a frame of reference about the location and scale of the landscape in a painting. Jane Skafte will cover the basics of perspective and how it works as the foundation for being able to paint believable architectural subjects and will include demonstrations on how to create a variety of textures. Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests 45.00. 

Closer to the class, Jane will email you with the Zoom link.

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
  • Nice to have: watercolor pencils

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor Landscapes with Architectural Elements (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
The Good Life Series (On site)

The Good Life Series (On site)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

First Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

In this monthly series, you will receive helpful information that all seniors should know! Free and open to all. Registration required below.

Crafting Your Extended Care Plan 
Tuesday, May 4
A vast majority of seniors have expressed their desire to remain in their homes for as long as possible, particularly since the COVID-19 outbreak. Should the need for extended care arise, what is your, and your family’s plan? Join Fred D. Jung of Blue Ridge eldercare Advisors, and Tracy M. Meade, certified Long-term care Consultant (This is a repeat of the March presentation)

 

Age in Place Gracefully and Cost-Effectively
Tuesday, June 1
Learn cost effective safety modifications that can decrease your risks of falling at home. Find out 10 important and inexpensive things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing as you age in place. Join Fred Jung and Tracy M. Meade.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

The Good Life Series (On site)

RSVP (May 4)
RSVP (June 1)
Party Bridge (Outside)

Party Bridge (Outside)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 12:00-3:30pm

This group meets every Tuesday outside on the terrace. Masks are required.

Have fun and improve your Bridge game. A group of 8-12 will meet for play on our patio each Tuesday afternoon (masks required at all times). New to Charlottesville, veteran bridge players Bill and Sue Leary have started bridge groups in several places. They love the challenge of the game and are looking forward to meeting new folks. For center members. To learn more and/or register, email Sue and include your phone number.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 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, May 5, 2021 | 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

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 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.  

CURRENT EVENTS IS CURRENTLY NOT MEETING. STAY TUNED....

 

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00
Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 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:

May 5    Wait Till Next Year, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

June 2   The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, May 5, 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

First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

Currently not meeting.

Learn new musical skills or revitalize old ones with the First-Wind Band. All you need is the desire to learn to play an instrument. Interested, but no instrument? We have several for rent. Playing music is not only fun, but is good for your mental and physical health. Ask any of the members and they’ll tell you that it keeps them active and involved, and is a great way to make new friends. For more info and session prices, contact Greg Vaughn at band@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sheepshead (On-site Outside)

Sheepshead (On-site Outside)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 12:00-2:00pm

Will meet on-site on the back Terrace beginning in May!

Come play or learn to play Sheepshead (or “Schafkopf”), a trick-taking card game, like bridge or spades, that originated in Germany in the late 18th century and one that continues to be very popular in Wisconsin and other midwestern United States.  Anyone, including beginners, with an interest in card-playing welcome. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

What is a Geriatric Emergency Department? (ONLINE)

What is a Geriatric Emergency Department? (ONLINE)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Dr. Katie Buck, Director of Geriatric Emergency Care at Ohio State will provide a window into the emergency physician research force dedicated to geriatric patients. She will and share with us why elderly patients are different, and what a Geriatric Emergency Department can offer you and your loved ones. Free and open to all.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87013982492

Meeting ID: 870 1398 2492

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE ONLY)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE ONLY)

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

April 2, 12:00-1:00 pm -  Sleep Problems Associated with Aging 

Join Dr. Dulip Ratnasoma, MD as he discusses the sleep issues seniors face and possible treatments for them. Dr. Ratnasoma is a physician at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and has completed advanced studies in sleep medicine.

Click on this Zoom link a few minutes before the program starts:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89510235564

If joining by telephone, dial
        +1 301 715 8592 

Meeting ID: 895 1023 5564
        

Open to all.

Location: Online

Piedmont Pastelists (ONLINE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ONLINE)

Monday, May 10, 2021 | 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.

Click here to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82839488707

Open to all.

Location: Online

Money and You  (ON SITE)

Money and You (ON SITE)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Free and open to all. Registration required below:

 

Tuesday, May 11, 10:00am-11:30am
Pros & Cons of Fund Investing - There are many types of pooled investments including mutual funds, ETFs, UITs, and Separate Accounts. Jorgen Vik, partner with SKV Group, LLC, will discuss pros and cons of each.

 

Tuesday, June 8, 10:00am-11:30am
Generating Income with investments -Interest rates are historically low. How can you invest to earn income in this environment. Jorgen Vik, partner with SKV Group, LLC, will lead the discussion.

 

   

* 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 and You (ON SITE)

RSVP (May 11)
Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Five week series, May 11-June 8, 2:00-3:00 pm

Revisit song hits from the 1940’s through the present.  We’ll listen to, and analyze what makes these songs memorable, both lyrically and musically.  Rogers and Hart, Lionel Ritchie, Taylor Swift, and many other songwriters will be included. Join local musician, music teacher and songwriter Mike D’Antoni for commentary and discussion on what makes a great song great!

Open to all. Free for Prime members; $25 for Standard members and guests. Registration required below:

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Standard Members $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Medicare 101 (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Medicare 101 (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Medicare can be so confusing! If you are new to Medicare, or if you already belong but aren’t sure you have registered for everything that you need, this is the session for you. If you have Medicare A & B or Medicare A&B with Full Medicaid (CCC+) then you may be eligible for additional benefits and this is the session for you, too. Find out what you need to do to take full advantage of the Medicare benefits available. Join Sharon Accardo as she quides you through the process. 

This program will be repeated on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Free and open to the community.  

Click on this link a few mintues prior to the program:  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98516388197?pwd=MUFOZXoxUFRkc3FEQUNURm1XcnVKUT09

Meeting ID: 985 1638 8197

Passcode: 457927

 

Register below if you plan to attend on-site.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Medicare 101 (ON SITE and ONLINE)

RSVP (will attend on-site April 14)
Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

 

April 14: Behavioral Health Services During COVID with Lisa Beitz and Rebecca Kendall

The April 14 program of Senior Statesmen of Virginia will feature a discussion on behavioral health treatment services in the time of COVID. 

Lisa Beitz is the executive director for Region Ten Community Services Board. This is the public behavioral health safety net serving the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson. Lisa is a doctoral candidate in social work, has a master's degree in social work, and holds a license as a clinical social worker (LCSW). Lisa has worked for 29 years in various public and nonprofit settings that serve the most vulnerable people in our communities. Lisa believes that "there but for the grace of God go I": we are all vulnerable to experiencing a behavioral health challenge, so we must embrace other people's struggles as if they were our own. Lisa is a leader who is amazed by incredible resiliencies all people possess and believes in services and supports that honor and respect the unique recovery journey for each individual.

Rebecca Kendall is the director of the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition. She has a master’s in social work and over two decades of leadership experience in community health. She is passionate about promoting health equity and building effective collaborations to improve mental health and wellbeing in our community. She is also a mom of a teen and a tween and is juggling many balls during COVID homeschooling.

 
The program will be held via Zoom. 
 
Preregistration is required here:
 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Offsite)

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Offsite)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a kayak on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering in a sit-on-top kayak. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills. All necessary equipment is provided. Physical distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required, open to all. $60.00 per person. (Min: Participants= 6 Max Participants = 14)

Registration Link:

https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/rivannarivercompany/items/298431/availability/638162226/book/?full-items=yes 

Beaver Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp Parking Directions from Charlottesville: Take State Route 250 West towards Crozet; Cross over Mechums River, take immediate right onto State Route 680 Browns Gap Turnpike; Turn left into Park on Beaver Creek Park Road and follow this road until it ends at the boat ramp parking lot.  (Apparently using the address can be misleading in google maps)

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (On site and online))

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (On site and online))

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Free and open to all. If attending on-site, please RSVP below.

Thursday, May 13, 1:00 -2:00 pm
 How to Move Well with exercise and Function

 

Thursday, June 10, 1:00 -2:00 pm
What is Core Stability and How do I Get It?

 

If joining remotely, click here a few minutes prior to 1 pm. (Link is good for both dates):

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.  

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (On site and online))

RSVP to attend on site (May 13)
Essential Tremor Support Group (Online)

Essential Tremor Support Group (Online)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

April 8 (online)   Zoom meeting with International Essential Tremor Association board member and ET patient, Shari Finsilver.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 0577 9859
        +1 301 715 8592  

  

"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: Online

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 5:03-7:00pm

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.  

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

ADMISSION IS $10/PERSON PAYABLE AT DOOR.

 

John Kelly
Thursday, May 13, 5:03-7:00 pm

John Kelly is a Charlottesville-based singer songwriter with more than two decades of solo acoustic performing experience. He began his music career in his native Connecticut and played regularly there and in New York City before moving to Charlottesville. Now a regular on the Central Virginia singer songwriter circuit, John has become known for his soulful voice and insightful original songs.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wire Sculpture for Beginners (ONSITE)

Wire Sculpture for Beginners (ONSITE)

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Meets six Fridays - from May 14 - June 18.

Using soft copper and aluminum wire, your hands and occasionally needle nose pliers, learn to bend, twist, add beads and attach pieces to create 2 and 3-dimensional artwork. Beginning with drawings or photographs, you will quickly create beautiful aluminum or copper wall hangings. Next, you’ll move to simple standing sculptures and/or more complex creations such as beaded crowns for the little girls in your life (or anyone in need of a crown)! Award winning artist Ann Cheeks has been teaching art for over 20 years to adults and children. Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $60.00. Materials fee $15.00 for all, payable to instructor at first class.

A graduate of VCU and former graphic designer, Ann has been painting and teaching art for over 20 years to adults and children. Her award-winning landscapes have been exhibited throughout the US and are in multiple corporate and private collections.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wire Sculpture for Beginners (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $60.00
Prime Members $0.00
Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Every Friday for eight weeks - May 14-July 2

Local award-winning artist Ann Cheeks will instruct this 8-week class in oil painting for beginners. Working from photographs (your own or ones provided) you will set up your palette, learn to mix color, simplify shape, and create the illusion of depth while discovering the luscious feel of oil paint. Odorless mineral spirits will be used, which eliminates the harmful agents typically associated with oil painting. At the end of the class, you will have 2 or more finished paintings. Class fee: Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 80.00. Materials fee $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at the first class. 

A graduate of VCU and former graphic designer, Ann has been painting and teaching art for over 20 years to adults and children. Her award-winning landscapes have been exhibited throughout the US and are in multiple corporate and private collections.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $80.00
Prime Members $0.00
Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about Vincent van Gogh, the Painter of Sunflowers. In week one, with Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will paint a vase of sunflowers using van Gogh’s work as a reference but adding your personal creative touch!  Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $20.00. Materials fee $25 for all, payable to instructor at time of first class. This is the first class in a series of learning & painting like the Masters. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Learning from the Masters (Acrylics) (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Gearharts Chocolate Tasting Event (ONLINE)

Gearharts Chocolate Tasting Event (ONLINE)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Twenty years ago, Tim Gearhart started Gearharts Fine Chocolates, bringing a global vision of fine chocolate making, gleaned from years of experience in professional kitchens, to his Charlottesville shop. During this online tasting event a knowledgeable chocolatier will discuss ingredients, flavor profiles, techniques, the shop’s history, and share lots of interesting tidbits along the way. Choose your own beverage (chocolate goes with anything, doesn’t it?) and plan for a fun, relaxing, delectable experience. Class fee: $10.00 per person, plus $19.00 for the Gearharts 8 pc. signature chocolate assortment. ($29.00 total). Pick up your chocolate box at Gearharts or at The Center. Far flung friends welcome - contact Carolyn in advance re: additional shipping fees. Register here by Thursday, May 13th.

Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to the event date.

About Tim Gearhart

After serving as a cook in the Marine Corps, Tim formally trained in pastry at The Culinary Institute of America. He then externed at Charlottesville's famed Keswick Hall before helping with the launch of Hamiltons’ at First & Main as the pastry chef. His culinary career then took him to places as far-flung as a dude ranch in Wyoming and a castle in southern England, with stops in fine-dining restaurants along the way. He finally returned to Charlottesville to open Gearharts Fine Chocolates, where he and his team have been crafting distinctive artisan chocolates enjoyed by customers near and far.

Shop location and hours

 243-B Ridge McIntire Rd 22902 434-972-9100 • M-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Gearharts Chocolate Tasting Event (ONLINE)

All $29.00

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 8:45-3:30pm

Join us as we travel to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond and enjoy

the 50 acres of spectacular gardens which consist of 13 themed gardens and the mid-Atlantic’s only classically-styled Conservatory open to the public.  Enjoy shopping at the Garden Shop and lunch on your own at The Robins Tea House. Activity Level - Easy

Open to all.

Location: Richmond

Pay for this event online

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Member $67.00
Guest $87.00
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Meeting (ONLINE)

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Meeting (ONLINE)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Do you care for someone with Parkinson's Disease or know someone who does? You're invited to join in this monthly support group. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87551253299?pwd=L0RWbFNtL0FrWU0zRUxtMFVUaU41QT09

Meeting ID: 875 5125 3299

Passcode: 670177

Open to all.

Location: Online

Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Caring for an aging family member can be stressful. Their care, health, safety, and happiness all rest on your shoulders, and sometimes that responsibility can be overwhelming. While you’re taking care of your loved one, it’s important to take care of yourself, too. Learn tips and tools that you can use to make sure you keep yourself healthy and strong so you can give your loved one the care they deserve. Presented by Commonwealth Senior Living.   

Registraton required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

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A Pilgrimage to Rome with Olga (ONLINE)

A Pilgrimage to Rome with Olga (ONLINE)

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

Pilgrimage is a spiritual activity common to many religions. Pilgrims are not simple travelers; they have a deeper purpose. Muslims of the Islamic faith go to Mecca on Hajj, Jewish people practicing Judaism go to Jerusalem, Christians travel to Rome. While the Eternal City is far from being the only sacred destination, this is where St. Peter, the chosen successor of Jesus Christ, died and was buried. This is where the early Christianity rose on the ruins of the ancient Roman Empire through prayer, social assistance and a promise of a better life after death.

The tradition of Jubilees in the Catholic Church was established in 1300, and this special year of universal pardon is indicted every twenty-five years, so that every person can have a chance to complete a journey to a holy place at least once in a lifetime and obtain the remission of his/her sins. Join Olga Cuckovic, licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican City on a journey through the history of pilgrimages in the Eternal City. Follow a pilgrim’s route through The Seven Churches of Rome and discover the most important relics to pray to for different purposes. See Rome through the eyes of those who have been coming in search for the salvation of their souls for almost two thousand years.

Free.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucOiupj8vHNIVLcHHG5dQCFOpFufZOGk9 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

Friday, May 21, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

If you are getting older, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor, Pete Cross as he discusses factors of aging that we can change, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more. Learn how you can make changes that can become healthy habits. Free for members. Registration required below. Space is limited.  

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Adopt a More Active Lifestyle (ON SITE)

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Hospice 101 (On site)

Hospice 101 (On site)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

What is the difference between hospice and palliative care? What does hospice provide to patients and their families and who is eligible to receive the hospice benefit? Join Kathy Gardner with Legacy Hospice for answers to these questions and more. Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Hospice 101 (On site)

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Diagnostic Radiology (ONLINE)

Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Diagnostic Radiology is a medical specialization that uses non-invasive imaging scans to identify illnesses or injuries. Join Dr. Ray Norby to learn more about this fascinating field of medicine. Free and open to all.

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85915159369

Meeting ID: 859 1515 9369

Open to all.

Location: Online

Virginia International Tattoo 2021

Virginia International Tattoo 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021 | 9:00-8:00pm

Travel with us to Norfolk to attend the annual Virginia International Tattoo which is the largest Tattoo in the U.S.   The Tattoo hosts over 200 performers from around the world.  It's a colorful celebration of patriotism, pride, and international goodwill featuring military bands and drill teams, pipes and drums, dancers and choirs, and a breathless finale!  The event this year will be held outside in the Old Dominion University's Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.  Lunch on your own. Activity Level - Moderate. Open to all. Health and safety protocols required by the state will be required. 

Open to all.

Location: Norfolk

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Virginia International Tattoo 2021

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a Standup Paddleboard on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering a standup paddleboard. Participants will first learn to paddle from a kneeling position and then, when they feel ready, will have a chance to try out standing. It is easier than most people think it will be! This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills. All necessary equipment is provided. Physical distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Fee: $60.00 per person.

Registration link:

 https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/rivannarivercompany/items/89850/availability/631245105/book/?full-items=yes

Directions. Meet at the boat ramp parking lot of Walnut Creek Park (4250 Walnut Creek Park, North Garden, VA 22959). After you enter the park, you will drive all the way down a long hill on the entrance road. Then turn RIGHT at the bottom of the hill into a large parking lot with a grassy area extending along the lake shore.

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek - Off Site

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Six Wednesdays from  June 16-July 21 

This six-week online photography class will help you learn and apply aesthetic decisions during the process of shooting photographs. These decisions will help you achieve more dramatic, dynamic and interesting photographs. Technical decisions, such as proper exposure, sharp focus and white balance, are important and are the areas of concentration for most photography instruction. This class, however, will concentrate on artistic qualities and principles that can make the difference between just technically good photographs versus visually strong and interesting images that attract the viewer. These qualities include such important principles as composition, quality of light, format, angle of view, tonality, contrast, use of color versus black and white, and timing. Lecture time during the class will focus on these aesthetics with images of the instructor and those from your weekly shooting assignments that will be presented and discussed by the full class (Participation limited to 12-15 persons). 

Join Ben and other photography enthusiasts to learn the differences between technical and aesthetic photography decisions, to recognize the opportunities to apply artistic principles to your photographs and to capture images that reflect the important decisions you make during the process of shooting and processing your images.

About The Instructor:

Ben Greenberg is a lifelong resident of Virginia. He has photographed scenic vistas in Virginia, the mid-Atlantic area and many locations in the United States for more than fifty years, the last forty-five as a professional photographer. His carefully crafted images have won local and national awards and competitions. Ben's photographs have been exhibited in numerous individual and group shows, featured in diverse publications and purchased by thousands of Virginians.

Ben's first photography book, Natural Virginia, celebrates the natural beauty of Virginia with 122 panoramic landscape photographs from throughout the state. Natural Virginia highlights dedicated state organizations committed to preserving Virginia's fragile environment for future generations. It is dedicated to all who take pleasure in these scenic locations. A veteran photography teacher and lecturer for camera clubs, OLLI, the Charlottesville Photography Initiative,and other organizations, Ben has two websites showcasing his landscape and wildlife images www.bengreenberg.com and his book www.naturalvirginiabook.com.

Open to all.

Location: Online

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Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
Prime Members $50.00
Creating Your Plan for Senior Living (On site)

Creating Your Plan for Senior Living (On site)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Many seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care as they age. Often the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by an adult child or family. This decision brings with it tremendous guilt and unnecessary stress. Learn how to prepare yourself for senior living - financially, logistically, and emotionally.  Presented by Commonwealth Senior Living.

Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Creating Your Plan for Senior Living (On site)

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Riverside Theatre - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 9:30-6:00pm

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High

School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! The girls serenade us with classic ’50 hits including Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, and Lipstick on Your Collar. Featuring over 30 classic ‘50s and ‘60s hits, this show will keep you smiling in this trip down memory lane! A light fare lunch is available on your own. Health and Safety Protocols required by the State will be required. Activity Level - Easy - Health and safety protocols required by the State will be required. 

Open to all.

Location: Fredericksburg VA

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Riverside Theatre - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Member $115.00
Guest $135.00

Riverside Theatre - Grumpy Old Men

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 9:30-6:30pm

Two aging neighbors have been feuding for most of their lives.  Their new across-the-street neighbor, beautiful, eccentric, and charming, invigorates their feud, and they face-off as romantic rivals until their hilarious shenanigans finally bring about a resolution to their differences.  Based on the 1993 film, starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and  Ann-Margaret, this stage adaption captures the crotchety characters through humor and great songs. Activity Level – Easy. Open to all  Lunch is included. Health and safety protocols required by the State will be required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Riverside Theatre - Grumpy Old Men

Member $149.00
Guest $169.00
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 a magical destination, 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. Activity level - Active

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

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Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Deposit $1,000.00

Gatlinburg, TN 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 8:00-9:00am

Are you interested in joining us as we head to the mountains of Gatlinburg, TN - September 12 - 17 this year?  Enjoy a getaway to Gatlinburg, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. Our trip includes roundtrip transportation, all meals, all entrance fees, day trips planned to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Museum of the Cherokee, Dollywood, Cherokee, the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC.,  shopping, dining, and more! Contact travel coordinator Linda Hahn at linda@thecentercville.org or 434 974 6538  if interested. Open to all. Activity Level - Active  

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Gatlinburg, TN 2021

Member - Double - Per person $1,995.00
Guest - Double - Per person $2,045.00
Member - Single $2,995.00
Guest - Single $3,045.00
Deposit $500.00

Smith Mountain Lake 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:15-3:30pm

Called the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains”, scenic Smith Mountain Lake, with 500 acres of shoreline in Bedford County, is a 40-mile long man-made lake created by the damming of the

Roanoke River.  Board The Virginia Dare,  a 19th-century side-wheeler for a narrated two-hour charter cruise.  A buffet lunch is included.

Open to all.

Location: Moneta VA

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Smith Mountain Lake 2021

Member $110.00
Guest $130.00
Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 6-7, 2021

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. Breakfast is included at the hotel. include 2 historic area access tickets per room, valid for the length of stay. Holiday decorations will be on display. Open to all, Activity Level - Active. 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

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Williamsburg Getaway

Member - Double per person $185.00
Member - Single $370.00
Guest - Double per person $235.00
Guest - Single $420.00

Costa Brava, Spain 2022

April 22-30, 2022

Breaking News - We have rescheduled our Spain trip to April of 2022

If you are interested in traveling with us in 2022 Please call us to make your reservation, We have 4 rooms available. 

Join us in 2022 as we travel to Costa Brava Spain. A perfect location to day-trip the beauty and history of Spain.This property is perfectly located to allow for a 10-minute walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants. *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 5-day-trips. Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org or 434 974 6538 to reserve your spot today! A valid passport is required, Travel Protection is available. Activity Level - Active. Open to all

Open to all.

Location: Costa Brava, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Portugal 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us as we travel to Portugal, we will stay in a beautiful property 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 August 1, 2021. Final payment due December  6, 2021. A valid Passport is required. Activity Level - Active. Open to all. Travel Protection is suggested. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Alaska and the Yukon

Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 12:01-11:59pm

August 6-17, 2022

Enjoy the majesty of Alaska including Denali National Park and the Yukon. Follow your dream Alaska vacation from the awesome fjords to the Yukon. We will travel from Anchorage, Alaska to Denali National Park and Fairbanks before heading into the Yukon. We will visit Dawson City and Whitehorse while traveling through the land of the gold rush before ending in Skagway. We will board Holland America Line's Zuiderdam sailing from Skagway to Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. We will cruise through the inside passage ending in Vancouver, BC. A Valid Passport is required and travel protection is available. Ship Registry - The Netherlands - Activity Level- Active. If Interested contact Linda@thecentercville.org or 434 974 6538 for more details. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2022

Tuscany 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

We have three departures for a week stay in Tuscany -

Week 1 - September 30 - October 8, 2022

Week 2 - October 7 - 15, 2022

Week 3 - October 14 - 22, 2022 

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! Activity Level- Active. A valid passport is required. Travel Protection is available. Open to all. 

Price: Double (per person) $3995 –   Final payment due January 26, 2022  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org