Tai Chi Mornings - August (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 8:30-9:30am

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings - August (ON SITE)

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

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, in Shenandoah National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We meet at The Center and carpool to the trailhead. Hikes are chosen by hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 to 7 miles on Mondays and 6 to 9 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range anywhere from 600 to 2500 feet.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended, and traction devices for boots may be necessary in the winter. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, a change of shoes, and $5.00 for the carpool driver. Dogs are not allowed.

We usually carpool from The Center, leaving at 9:00 am and returning around 3:00-4:00, but times may vary. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and always welcome new hikers. The Center hiking group is primarily for members only but if you are not currently a member you are welcome to join us for a couple of trial hikes.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail but everyone is responsible for their own safety.

If you have questions or would like to be put on our email list for the most up-to-date hike details, please click on our hiker email address: sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net
 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

KINGFISHERS

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tour of The Center (August 5, 11 am)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

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

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

August 5:        People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks    

September 2:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates      

October 7:       True Grit by Charles Portis  

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Senior Fitness (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Senior Fitness Online and On-site

Wednesdays, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm  

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

 Email Alex for link to join class.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE and ON SITE)

RSVP (August 5 onsite) $0.00

Tour of The Center (August 5, 12 pm)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

RSVP for this event online

Tour of The Center (August 5, 12 pm)

RSVP $0.00
TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Frances Howell (434) 985 – 7713

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

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

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

OVER 50 PILATES (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Beginning in July the class will meet only on Wednesdays. The fee will be $25/month for standard members. It is free for Prime/Charter members.

Each class will provide instruction in traditional Pilates mat exercises as well as some modern interpretations of them. These are designed to assist with improving strength, particularly of core muscle groups (abdominals, back, shoulders, and hips), flexibility, balance, posture, and harmonious movement.  For those with joint issues, osteoporosis, etc. modifications are provided so each participant can work safely at their own level. For this class, suggested supplies include a mat, 1-3 lb. weight, rubber resistance band, small 5-8” diameter ballball, foam roller or pool noodle. Free and open to the community. 

TO JOIN IN, CLICK HERE:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84383502721?pwd=RE5PZGxFeTUrU3Y5REpXRU8vdjljUT09

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

OVER 50 PILATES (ONLINE)

Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime Members (July) $0.00
Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 8:00-9:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 9:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Tap Dancing Lessons -August (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons -August (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

All levels: 10:30am - 11:30 am 

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

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons -August (ON SITE)

Standard Members per month - August $40.00
Prime Members - August $0.00
Arthritis Exercise (August) ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise (August) ON SITE

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (August) ON SITE

Standard Members per month (August) $30.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE or ONLINE) NEW CLASS!

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE or ONLINE) NEW CLASS!

Standard Members (August) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (August) $0.00
Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (August) $25.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

RSVP (August 6) $0.00
Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm


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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 3:00-5:00pm

Meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

The A, B, C's and D of Medicare (ON SITE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

In this session, you will find out when and where to sign up and how to avoid penalties. Learn what is covered by Medicare and the costs involved, and if you are eligible for financial assistance. Phyllis Payne has over 30 years experience and will guide you through the process. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

The A, B, C’s and D of Medicare (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00

Tour of The Center (August 7, 11 am)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM (through August 14)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Tour of The Center (August 7, 12 pm)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

RSVP for this event online

Tour of The Center (August 7, 12 pm)

RSVP $0.00

Beginning Line Dance (ONLINE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!

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, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Saturday, August 8, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

SATURDAYS

Beginning July 1, the class will be $25/month for Standard Members. (It is free for Prime/Charter members).

As taught in the Viniyoga tradition, this class will be a mindful, breath-centered, vinyasa class including postures, breathing technique, guided meditation and visualization.  Class is paced to allow time to warm up joints and move through a logical sequence of postures toward more challenging poses in a gradual way. Students will learn to coordinate movement with breath in a way that works with their own capacity, learn to use props appropriately to provide support, as needed, develop somatic awareness and modify postures to avoid strain, and obtain skills in reducing stress.  Suggested supplies: mat, block, strap, blanket—some items can be substituted with home items!

Class will be taught by Deborah Layton. Deborah has extensive training and instructor experience in Pilates and Yoga. She received her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She formerly lived in the Charlottesville area but now resides in Morgantown, West Virginia.

TO JOIN IN THE PROGRAM, CLICK HERE: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83931598042?pwd=djZHc2dmQnhQN2I4cjRITDAwaW0zUT09

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime Members (July) $0.00
Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 9:00-3:00pm

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, in Shenandoah National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We meet at The Center and carpool to the trailhead. Hikes are chosen by hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 to 7 miles on Mondays and 6 to 9 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range anywhere from 600 to 2500 feet.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended, and traction devices for boots may be necessary in the winter. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, a change of shoes, and $5.00 for the carpool driver. Dogs are not allowed.

We usually carpool from The Center, leaving at 9:00 am and returning around 3:00-4:00, but times may vary. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and always welcome new hikers. The Center hiking group is primarily for members only but if you are not currently a member you are welcome to join us for a couple of trial hikes.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail but everyone is responsible for their own safety.

If you have questions or would like to be put on our email list for the most up-to-date hike details, please click on our hiker email address: sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

This class is now closed.

Monday, August 10th, 10-12pm and Tuesday, August 11th, 10-12pm

Learn the block printing process from start to finish while creating a canvas bag with your own design. Register to order artist Emily Wool’s block printing kit (15% of sales goes to PHAR Public Housing Area Redevelopment) which provides everything you need to start on your block printing adventure. You will learn to create your own design for printing on fabric including sketching techniques, what to keep and what to take away during the carving process, and how to design a “good” block for printing. Kits will arrive at The Center a week before the online instruction classes – you can pick it up before the online class. Emily runs her block printing business Emily Ruth Prints from her home and is delighted to share her skill and expertise with us. Click here to register. Class fee 70.00 for Standard Members and Guests, 60.00 for Prime members.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Reverse Mortgages; You have questions? Here are answers! (ON SITE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

How is a reverse mortgage used? Who is eligible? What is involved in the process? Karren Tyler, with over 27 years experience in the mortgage industry, discusses the ins, outs, myths and facts of a reverse mortgage.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Reverse Mortgages; You have questions? Here are answers! (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00
African Safari Adventure (ONLINE)

African Safari Adventure (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

Join us for an amazing African Safari Adventure with Center Member JJ Towler. She will tour us through a journey she took with the Center to  East Africa.  She will show us some of the wild animals she was finally able to see while on her safari. 


Topic: African Safari Adventure 
Time: Aug 10, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Join a congenial group of artists who gather to practice their pastel painting skills. Each may bring a work in progress for a constructive group critique. Attendance is usually 15–20 artists, and newcomers are welcome. Group shows are held annually.

History

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

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

August 11:  Retirement accounts come with many different rules. We’ll discuss some of the recent changes and how you may benefit.

 

September 8: Asset allocation. How much of your portfolio should be in stocks? How much in bonds? Annuities? Real estate? We’ll discuss what to consider when constructing a portfolio.

 

October 13: Investing and politics. Should you allow for politics when you invest? We’ll discuss how politics may impact your investments.

 

* 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.

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Location: The Center

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Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

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Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)- NEW CLASS!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)- NEW CLASS!

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

English Country Dance

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays at 1 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 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 meet three times a month, 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.  

For more information on this class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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

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

 

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Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 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. 

For information on the class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer

Open to all.

Location: Online

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Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

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Moving to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Moving to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

For Center members; please register below!

Members only.

Location: Online

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Moving to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) - August $25.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

 

DISCUSSION TOPICS

Rather than focus on a specific topic, which we have done in previous meetings, we will have an open-ended discussion. Bring ideas about the issues and questions that you would like to discuss. All opinions welcome. Facilitated by Bob Lorish.


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

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Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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. Hosted by Sharon Accardo. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

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Tour of The Center (August 12, 11 am)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Tour of The Center (August 12, 11 am)

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Tour of The Center (August 12, 12 pm)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Tour of The Center (August 12, 12 pm)

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

This is an Open meeting.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

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

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

August 13 :  What Can I Do To Decrease My Risk for Falls? 

September 10: To Have or Not to Have a Total Knee or Total Hip Replacement - and How to Achieve Your Best Outcome

October 8:  Movement and Function Self-Assessment - How Do I Know When I Need Medical and/or Physical Therapy Guidance?

Will be on-site at The Center and also Zoomed.

If attending in person, RSVP below!

 

If joining by zoom, click here:

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

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The Climate Crisis in Central VA and the World (ONLINE)

The Climate Crisis in Central VA and the World (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Have you ever wondered what climate change will mean for us here in Virginia? During this 30-minute online slide and video talk you’ll learn the science behind climate change, the effects already being felt locally and around the world, and how we’ll solve this crisis together. You will have a chance to have your questions answered, as well as learn about the exciting innovations in renewable energy and other solutions at hand to tackle this issue.

Joan Chapman is a retired public school teacher and a trained Climate Reality Project presenter. She received training with former Vice President Al Gore and his nonprofit organization, The Climate Reality Project, where citizens learn about climate change and how to advocate for climate action.

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Location: Online

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

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

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

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 and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00. 

Walnut Creek Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot Directions from Charlottesville: Take Route 29 South; Turn left onto Route 708 (Red Hill Road); Turn right onto Route 631 (Old Lynchburg Road); The park is 1/2 mile on the left. Follow park entrance road for 1/4 mile to right turn into parking lot at lake.  (4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959)

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek Park - Off Site

Seats available: 6

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

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00

Tour of The Center (August 14, 11 am)

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Tour of The Center (August 14, 11 am)

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Tour of The Center (August 14, 12 pm)

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Tour of The Center (August 14, 12 pm)

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Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can have a crack at answering (no Googling allowed!). Five and ten dollar gift certificates, as well as other mystery prizes will be awarded - winners can pick up prizes and get a tour of The Center. Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date. Please register- spots are limited! 

Members only.

Location: Online

Seats available: 13

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Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Members $0.00
Love Food; Hate Waste! (ONLINE)

Love Food; Hate Waste! (ONLINE)

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join members of the Piedmont Master Gardeners for this very informative presentation!

Consumer food waste is the largest contributor to the food waste issue. According to the USDA and EPA, Americans discard some 30-40 percent of the food produced each year. Learn more about this complex issue and educate yourself on the actions you can take to be a part of the solution. 

 

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Location: Online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ON SITE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

Doris will return in August!

 

August 18: Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities – What’s the Difference

Many people believe that they can check into Assisted Living or a Nursing Home like they might go into a hotel. That’s typically not what happens. More often a medical crisis results in hospitalization and from the hospital, folks are discharged to a facility to help with “rehab.” Following rehab, decisions have to be made about keeping the recovering, perhaps now frailer, patient safe and working to improve (or maintain) their health. Can they go home? Perhaps. Maybe not. So then what? Learn about the differences between Assisted Living, and Memory Care. “Health & Rehabilitation” facilities and Nursing Facilities. What are differences? What does it cost? Who pays?

 

 

 
 

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can have a crack at answering (no Googling allowed!). Gift certificates, as well as other mystery prizes will be awarded - winners can  pick up prizes and get a tour of The Center.  Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date.  Register today - spots are limited! 

Members only.

Location: Online

Seats available: 18

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Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Members $0.00
Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, April 15, 10:00-11:00 AM
Get to know The Center's new Hearing Loop System and How to Use it! 
Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, to learn about the new loop system at The Center.  Dr. Koch will review what a loop system is, how it helps your hearing and how to use it with and without hearing aids.  If you do wear hearing aids, you may want to ask your hearing healthcare provider if you have a T-coil in your devices before you come.  This is an exciting upgrade at The Center!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

How to Financially Care for a Loved One with a Disability (ONLINE)

How to Financially Care for a Loved One with a Disability (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

This talk is suited for people who want to plan for caring for a loved one with a disability, or who may want to set up precautionary plans should an accident occur. Beth Elliot is a Case Manager from The BridgeLine, a local nonprofit that supports adults with brain injuries, and Kelly Seitz is a Financial Advisor for special needs financial planning. They will cover a range of topics including: Common obstacles families face, creating a complete plan that can provide for someone for the rest of their life, and how to create a plan without disqualifying your loved one from government support programs. Tune in to learn and ask questions. Free and open to all.

 

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The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous: Origins and Influence (ONLINE)

The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous: Origins and Influence (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Tolly Merrick has been a humanities teacher since 1994, working with high school and middle school students in New Mexico, California and Virginia. He currently teaches US History and US Government at the Peabody School in Charlottesville. Prior to his career in education, Mr. Merrick obtained a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and served as a substance abuse counselor in his home state of Maryland. He is excited to merge these two areas of history and alcoholism treatment, and present on the origins and history of Alcoholics Anonymous

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Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 1:30-3:00pm

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, join University of Virginia Ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Cusick at the Center at Belvedere on August 25 at 1:30PM while he discusses the importance of having regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and vision.

Dr. Cusick will discuss some of the more common age-related eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Early detection and treatment of these conditions can help to save sight before vision loss occurs. Ophthalmologists – the physicians that specialize in medical and surgical eye care – recommend a dilated comprehensive eye exam as the best way to prevent these conditions from becoming debilitating.  Dr. Cusick will discuss how the eye is examined and the most modern medical and surgical treatments for conditions that affect the eyes.  Dr. Cusick will also answer any questions that you have about these topics.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

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Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join Wild Virginia's Conservation Director, David Sligh, for a description of the group's efforts to see that regulators fully enforce the Clean Water Act to protect our precious resources. David will describe the group's involvement in the victorious battle against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the ongoing fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. He'll also explain how all Virginians can work with us to prevent damaging projects in the future. Open to all.

 

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Location: Online

Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

This is a member-led group that consists primarily of stretching and light weightlifting following instructions from an audiotape. Bands and hand weights of 1, 2, or 3 pounds are furnished; you may also bring your own equipment. Our program has no upper age limit and works with most physical challenges. This friendly bunch welcomes new participants.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 11:00-12:30pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Advanced Hearing Group.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 1:15-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE

NEXT ROUND DANCE LESSONS –  

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Spectators may attend for free and are welcome at either lessons or dances.Open to the community. Fees cover each 8 week session and are due on the first Tuesday of class. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge. Chip Hopper and Elaine Rudert- Hopper are the instructors.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Thursdays Around 5

Thursdays Around 5

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 5:03-7:00pm

Thursdays, 5:02-7:00 pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere’s own answer to Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five.  Like its popular predecessor, this live concert series will offer a chance for members and guests to meet and socialize with friends in our beautiful atrium or on the back patio, sample tasty food and beverages (available for purchase) from our on-site Greenberry’s, and enjoy the sounds of various local performers every Thursday evening.  This series, an expansion of our current performing arts programing, seeks to showcase area musicians and provides another opportunity for the Charlottesville music-loving community to hear some of their favorite bands or be introduced to new ones. Thursdays Around Five will run from 5-ish to 7:00 PM every week from April through September and once per month from October through March.

 

MOJO PIE
Mojo Pie is Susan Munson and Frank Bechter on acoustic guitar and bass, playing their fun filled originals and eclectic covers. Their voices meld in rich harmony and they’ll have you singing along with them!  Thank you to 20 South Productions for sponsoring this performance!   
 
REAL TIME
Silas Frayser (guitar) and Luke Neer (banjo) of Charlottesville recently began their musical journey together and quickly grew into what they like to call a dynamic duo. Playing a mix between Bluegrass/Folk and Country, they provide a wide variety of music. Both enjoy artists such as the Infamous Stringdusters, Tony Rice, and The Grateful Dead. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group at the Senior Center. 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. As a member of the group, you are also welcome to hang one or two framed pieces of your work in the bimonthly art show in the second floor hallway of the Senior Center. The Art Group meets in the craft room on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, September 7, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

(Participants need to sign up in pairs who will paddle the tandem canoes together.)
Learn how to confidently paddle a canoe 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 tandem (2-person) canoe. Participants will need to sign up in pairs with someone with whom they are already in close contact. With a little instruction, participants will discover the joy traveling across the water in this classic watercraft. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Register here. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00.  

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

Seats available: 15

Pay for this event online

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is held each Monday for four weeks until October 19th (excluding September 28th)

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

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

Open to all, but space is limited; please register below. 

 

Supply list:

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

Pencil

Painting palette for watercolor paints 

Water container

Paper towels or a rag

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

Wash brush (1")

Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)

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

Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)

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

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

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

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

Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is held each Wednesday for 4 weeks Until October 14th

This course combines guided sketching exercises from observation of nature with an understanding of the natural geometry of our everyday world - for example, the fractals of trees and the geometric structure of flowers. Online instruction will also include downloadable PDFs of examples by master artists.

Instruction will include making a nature journal.

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

Open to all, but space is limited; please register below.

Materials needed:

 paper, tracing paper, pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor paints and brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00
Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 9:00-5:00pm

 The “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains”, scenic Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, is a 40-mile long man-made lake with 500 acres of shoreline. We will board our own charter aboard the Virginia Dare, a 19-Century side-wheeler for a narrated 2-hour cruise and enjoy a delicious included lunch. Space is limited for physical distancing. Masks will be required and all health safety protocols required at the time of our trip.  Activity Level – Easy

Open to all.

Location: Bedford County

Seats available: 25

Pay for this event online

Smith Mountain Lake

Prime and Standard Members $98.00
Guest $118.00
Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 9:00-12:30pm

A multi-table contest in which participants compete against a field of pairs playing Contract Bridge. There is much lively interaction as pairs move to different tables for different rounds of play. Members interested in playing but in need of a partner: leave your name at the front desk.

Looking to play? The Center offers a range of opportunities!
Click here for Tuesday Social Bridge.
Click here for Duplicate Bridge.
Click here for information about Bridge Lessons for Beginners, a recurring four-part series open to the community.
Click here for Getting Better at Bridge.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk hike on nature trails, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot at 9:00AM  every Thursday morning, hike at a steady pace for about two miles, and return at 10:00 AM. Please note that the nature trails are uneven and rocky and also quite steep in some places so good hiking shoes, a walking stick, and bottled water are recommended.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville

Contact: Patty Kalbfleisch, 434-270-7990, PLK092015@outlook.com

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 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. For more information on the group and to join in the virtual meeting, contact program leader, Patsy Asuncion.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

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

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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Financial Consultation

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Local firm BARRETT-JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., offers a free and confidential one-hour financial consultation. This can cover investments, tax planning, estate planning, or advice on other financial matters. Counseling is offered on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.  by appointment only with Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, CFP; David Barrett-Johnson, CFP®, ChFC®; or Bryan Strickland. To arrange your appointment, you may either write to Kimberlee's email or call (434) 296-6611.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Backgammon

Backgammon

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

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; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Hearts and Spades

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

NEW! HEARTS AND SPADES

Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join fellow enthusiasts for a friendly game of hearts or spades. No experience necessary!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

Investors meet twice a month to discuss the stock and bond markets, and investment strategies.  After general discussion, we usually focus on a specific topic.  No money is collected or invested by this group.  Investors of all levels are welcome.  

A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bruce Saunders at (434) 245-0605 or saundershsd@earthlink.net for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Good fun and nobody walks away empty-handed—small prizes are awarded.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 12:45-1:45pm

Want to improve your memory? Develop your tactical skills? Try Euchre! Euchre is a trick-taking card game played in partners that was brought to the midwestern United States from Germany. If you are an expert, a relative novice, or a complete beginner, we’d love to have you join us to play this fun and exciting card game.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

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

Did you sing in your high school or college glee club? Or Church choir? Still like to sing? Come to a rehearsal and listen to the Still Sharp Singers, and decide if you would like to join this four-part mixed choral group. We welcome sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. Ability to read music is preferred. There is a $35 fee for the Spring session and a $35 fee for the Fall session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Dorothy Richards 434.973.5713

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 2:30-4:00pm

Women and men who love to sing are encouraged to come and share their talent. Professional singing ability is not necessary!

Even if you have never sung Barbershop harmony, you are welcome to join this group of fun-loving singers.

Director June Andrews, with over 30 years Barbershop singing experience, helps us blend our tenor, lead, baritone and bass voices together in "perfect harmony."

We perform at some Senior Center events and also in a variety of places in the region.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 3:00-4:30pm

Facilitated by Hospice of the Piedmont-trained counselors, the group offers opportunities to discuss grief topics, learn about healthy ways of coping, and share support with others going through similar experiences. This support group meets EVERY Friday. Free.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 1:00-5:00pm

At Center, we play both the simple and the advanced versions of the U.S. adaptation of the 19th century Chinese game Ma Chiang. Mah-Jongg, patented in 1920 by Joseph P. Babcock, uses rules of Western card games and incorporates features of the Chinese game. If you know how to play, or would like to learn this challenging game that requires a fair amount of luck, join us! Observers welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

Challenge your mind while enjoying a relaxing afternoon of conversation and play. Join us once or twice per week. All skill levels welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 1:30-3:30pm

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong - Sundays

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm

Are you looking for a little action on a Sunday afternoon? Drop by The Center for an informal game of ping pong. All skill levels are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

If you know the basics of bridge, have played a few times, or played many years ago, this group is for you.  Bridge hands are played for the entire two hours; there is no classroom instruction. Experienced players Mary and Mike Wilson act as advisors, making suggestions and discussing alternatives.  For more information or questions, contact the group administrator, Gene Philippi.

Looking to play? The Center offers a range of opportunities!
Click here for Tuesday Social Bridge.
Click here for Party Bridge
Click here for Duplicate Bridge
Click here for Bridge Lessons for Beginners, a recurring four-part series open to the community.
 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Gene Philippi, (434) 981-9610 or at genephilippi46@gmail.com

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 12:30-2:30pm

A wonderful activity to exercise the brain! Men and women of all skill levels who know the fundamentals of the game are welcome. Instruction is available when the group has a participant comfortable with this role. Mondays from 12:30-4:00pm.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 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

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Strictly speaking, Bunko is a dice game played in rounds. In reality, it’s a rowdy good time! The game keeps people moving and switching partners for each round of play, so it’s a great way to meet, mix, mingle … and laugh out loud! No experience needed—join us anytime!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Enjoy light refreshments and 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 on your own.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:00-4:00pm

In addition to the luck and skill associated with other card games, acting skills are important in poker—good bluffers can wine even with a bad hand. The concentration required to calculate the odds of improving one’s hand while keeping a poker face and interpreting other players’ expressions and body language provides excellent mental stimulation. In our animated games, you risk losing pride, not money!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:00-3:00pm

Tuesday Social Bridge offers social yet competitive Bridge in which players compete for high score of the day.  This is NOT duplicate bridge.  Players change tables and partners after 4 hands of play at each table.  Players should know Bridge basics and be able to compete without assistance from others.  No partner needed. No reservation needed. $1.00 to play.  Contact Meg Robinson.

Looking to play? The Center offers a range of opportunities!
Click here for Party Bridge
Click here for Duplicate Bridge
Click here for Bridge Lessons for Beginners, a recurring four-part series open to the community.
Click here for Getting Better at Bridge

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chronic Pain Support Group

Chronic Pain Support Group

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm

Chronic pain is something that never goes away.  If you have it, you know that often doctors and medicine can't help.  But you can learn to help yourself.  The American Chronic Pain Association support groups provide support, validation and education in basic pain management and life skills.  The groups do not focus on symptoms or provide treatment of any kind, rather they are a means for people to share what they have learned about living with pain and to encourage others to create more satisfying lives. Mary Hughes is the facilitator. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Mah Jongg - Western (Tues)

Mah Jongg - Western (Tues)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 1:00-3:30pm

Join in a fun game of Western Mah Jongg. This program meets each Tuesday. Contact Jean Zoumbaris (434) 990-6063 or Josie Smith (434) 327-0771 for more information.

Members only.

Location: The Center at Belvedere

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Standard Members $90.00
Prime Members $0.00
Mexican Train Dominoes

Mexican Train Dominoes

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

The goal of Mexican Train is to be the first player to lay down all of your dominoes. Whatever tiles are left in your hand count against you, so play strategically and try to get rid of the high-numbered tiles. Never played? Come anyway and learn!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 11:30-3:30pm

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

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00-3:00pm

In addition to the luck and skill associated with other card games, acting skills are important in poker—good bluffers can win even with a bad hand. The concentration required to calculate the odds of improving one’s hand while keeping a poker face and interpreting other players’ expressions and body language provides excellent mental stimulation. In our animated games, you risk losing pride, not money!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:30-4:00pm

At Center, we play both the simple and the advanced versions of the U.S. adaptation of the 19th century Chinese game Ma Chiang. Mah-Jongg, patented in 1920 by Joseph P. Babcock, uses rules of Western card games and incorporates features of the Chinese game. If you know how to play, or would like to learn this challenging game that requires a fair amount of luck, join us! Observers welcome.

Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm (American), Mondays, 1:30–4:30 p.m, (Western),Wednesdays, 12:30–4:00 p.m. Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–noon (American). All levels of players are welcome at any session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Challenge your mind while enjoying a relaxing afternoon of conversation and play. Join us once or twice per week. All skill levels welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 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

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 7:00-8:30pm

Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-Step Program of recovery for compulsive overeaters. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively, including those who are overweight, bulimics, and anorexics. There are no dues or fees; we are self-supporting.  Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.”

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 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 shredded paper is recycled.  The event is open to the community.  The cost is $5 for up to 5 grocery bags.  Additional bags are $2 per bag.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Dowsing is an ancient art of searching for information with or without the assistance of a tool such as a forked stick or pendulum. Surveyors, archaeologists, health practitioners, business men and women and more use this art for information and to solve problems. The Central Virginia Dowsers invite you to learn about the art of dowsing and how it can be used in almost every aspect of life.  Beginners and experienced welcome! For more information, contact Roxanne Louise at 434-263-4337. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Monday, May 11th
Phil Jadeborg, CEO of PJ Networks of Charlottesville, is our new regular All Things Digital instructor. Phil's first class topic will be announced shortly.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Tracy Meade will guide 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. Please register at the Welcome Desk. (434) 974-7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm

Strictly speaking, Bunko is a dice game played in rounds. In reality, it’s a rowdy good time! The game keeps people moving and switching partners for each round of play, so it’s a great way to meet, mix, mingle … and laugh out loud! No experience needed—join us anytime!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Building a public botanical garden is not an easy feat. So far, McIntire Botanical Garden (MBG) has been driven by the community’s input, aspirations, insights, and desire to be a place of healing, unity, education and beauty. But the input phase of the garden design process is not complete and through reaching out to other organizations, we are hoping to gather more feedback to ensure the built garden will represent the hopes and dreams of the entire community. As a gift from the community to the community, the McIntire Botanical Garden is a very ambitious project. Jill Trischman-Marks, Executive Director of the McIntire Botanical Garden will briefly outline what has already been achieved in the process toward building this garden and will also give insight into the road map ahead.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85441952973

Meeting ID: 854 4195 2973

phone only:
        +1 646 558 8656 
        
Meeting ID: 854 4195 2973
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

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

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

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

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

 

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

Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838


 

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Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838

Open to all.

Location: Online

Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 7-8, 2020

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

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Pay for this event online

Williamsburg Getaway

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

Royal Caribbean International - Anthem of the Seas

January 4-15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Passport Required.

Travel protection is available.

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

Call Travel office for rates and availability.

Open to all.

Location: Southern Caribbean

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 8:15-9:15am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 22

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Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Portugal 2021

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

PORTUGAL -

April 30 - May 8, 021 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

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

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

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

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2021

Tuscany 2021

October 1-9, 2021

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

Week 1 - October 1 - 9, 2021 _SOLD OUT 

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org