Tai Chi Mornings  (ONLINE ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 25)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 25)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

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

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

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

Email Alex for link to ZOOM class.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 25)

Standard Members (per month) - January $36.00
Prime/Charter Members -January $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

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

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS)

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

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

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

"see email reciept for link information"

Members only.

Location: Online

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Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (January) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

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

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

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

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard Members (January) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00
Friday Art Group (ONLINE)

Friday Art Group (ONLINE)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

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

Currently meeting online. Click here:

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

Enjoy a slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills every Friday morning, rain or shine. If it's pouring rain or too cold for the outdoor paved trails, the group heads to Fashion Square Mall for protection from the elements. Participants wear masks and maintain appropriate physical distance. Meet in the parking lot of the 491 Hillsdale (former site of The Center). For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: 491 Hillsdale Drive Parking Lot

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

In this class we use gentle pilates-based movements and some yoga stretching to ignite the deeper postural muscles of the core and girdle stabilizers; release and stretch major muscle groups; create potential for increase confidence, strength and resillience in body-mind. Join instructor Christine Bostic who has over 14 years of teaching experience.  For Center Members.

Registration required below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Standard members -January $25.00
Prime Members - January $0.00

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

Held over four Fridays, January 15, 22 and 29, February 5

Are you looking to build your watercolor skills and maybe try some new experiments? Jan Skafte offers this class for people who have some watercolor experience and are seeking to build upon that knowledge. Techniques will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to explore and be creative.  Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 50.00. 

Jane will email you shortly before the first class with the Zoom link.
 
Supply list:
Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
Pencil
Painting palette for watercolor paints 
Water container
Paper towels or a rag
Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 
Wash brush (1")
Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 
One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $50.00
Prime Members $0.00

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM  

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Original Strength (On site)

Original Strength (On site)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

From the design of your original blueprint, you were meant to move with grace, fluidity, strength and power. This class helps you regain original movements that you developed early in life. Learn to breathe properly, gain head and neck strength, increase your mobility and more!  Join Beth Valorz, personal trainer and certified original strength practitioner. For Center members.

 

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Original Strength (On site)

Standard members (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 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

Felting a Songbird

Felting a Songbird

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Create your favorite backyard feathered friend in this fun felting class - choose a Carolina Wren, Bluebird, or Chickadee.  Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00

Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Felting a Songbird

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Friday Line Dance (On Site)

Friday Line Dance (On Site)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

LINE DANCE MEETS FROM 1-4 PM (3 different class levels) ON-SITE at THE CENTER ON FRIDAYS!

You're welcome to attend the class of your choice as follows:

1:00-2:00 pm: Beginning Line Dance - If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! 

2:00-3:00 pm: Improvers Line Dance - If already know some basic steps, join in this class.

3:00-4:00 pm: Intermediate Line Dance - If you're up for more challenging steps, join this class.

No need to sign up if you plan to attend the Friday on-site class.

Celia Pfautz is the instuctor.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Bridge Lessons -  Feb. 5 (On Site)

Intermediate Bridge Lessons - Feb. 5 (On Site)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Fridays, February 5, 19, 1:00-2:00 pm (4-part series; classes can be taken a la carte)

Classes are intended for experienced bridge players and can be taken a la carte. Classes are open to all and are taught by experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino. Free for Prime and Standard members; each lesson is $10 for guests. Please register in advance below. SPACE IS LIMITED!  Registration for the Feb. 19 lesson will be available on Feb. 8.

Feb. 5: Slam bidding – Roman Key Card Blackwood, control cue bidding, grand slam force, and quantitative Notrump.

Feb. 19 - Two over one - Variations along with 1 NT forcing implications.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Intermediate Bridge Lessons -  Feb. 5 (On Site)

RSVP (Feb. 5)
BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

RSVP - January 22
Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 9:00-3:00pm

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6-10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

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

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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

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

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

CLASS SIZE IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Standard Members (January) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 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

Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard Members $64.00
Prime Members $40.00
Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 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 (January) $30.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 6:15-8:15pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ON SITE)

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ON SITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

This class is currently full.

 

This is a four week class on Tuesdays from 9-12pm - January 5, 12, and 19th and 26th.

Participants will get to know pastels by experimenting with different kinds of pastels on various surfaces through a simple drawing exercise.  They will then learn how to sketch a simple landscape using basic shapes, lay in color on the surface & blend the pastels using different tools & methods.  Prior experience with pastel painting not required.

Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $55.00. Materials fee 35.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 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.

 

CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

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Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Standard Members per month (January) $30.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
 Stretch for a Safer, More Flexible Life (ON SITE)

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

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

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

Standard Members per month (January) $25.00
Prime/Charter Members - (January) $0.00
Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Sorry, this class is full.

 

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make one-of-a- kind handmade cards using a Fun Fold technique with a Valentine's theme. Then add embellishments to create your masterpiece. This will include a top fold card and a right-side folded card. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $8.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!  

WILL MEET VIA ZOOM on TUESDAYS. 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Markets and the Economy: A Review of 2020 (ONLINE)

Markets and the Economy: A Review of 2020 (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Markets and Economy: A Review of 2020 and Prospects for the Future

How is COVID impacting the economy and markets? What can we expect this year? Find out how the economy and market environment in 2020 compared to prior crises. Presenter Rodney Sullivan has over 25 years experience and currently serves as Executive Director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business. Free and open to all. 

 

Click here a few minutes prior to 2 pm to join in the program:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86906055650

If joining by telephone, dial  (301) 715 8592  

Meeting ID: 869 0605 5650
        
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

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

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

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

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 2:10-3:10pm

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 3:20-4:20pm

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

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

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Standard Members (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from  approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6 -10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE) Wednesday

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

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

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

Email Alex for the link to join the class. The link to class will also be included in your email receipt when you register.

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

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

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 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

Tone and Groove (On site)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 am

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

Space is limited; registration is required below.  

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (On site)

Standard members -January $25.00
Prime Members - January $0.00
Prospective Member Coffee

Prospective Member Coffee

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Technology Assistance

Technology Assistance

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Need a little assistance with your devices? Justin Lucas will be in the Volunteer Center to help you with your Apple and Android devices, including iPhones, iPads, and tablets! Stop by on Wednesdays from 10:00–11:00 AM for help. No appointment necessary.

Remote assistance is also available. For details, email Bobbi Hughes or call 434.220.9755.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

 Email Alex for link to join class.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (January) $0.00
Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON SITE!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

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

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ruth Walker (434) 295-1435

Poetry Reading with William Vollrath (ONLINE)

Poetry Reading with William Vollrath (ONLINE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Center member and Charlottesville resident, William Vollrath celebrates My Third Eye is Blurry, the publication of his collection of over 55 humorous and thoughtful poems about life’s journey. Join him as he shares a few of his short poems that offer insight into the mysteries and challenges of life in the past year. Free and open to all.  

Click here to join in the program:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86256351771

Meeting ID: 862 5635 1771

 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 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, January 27, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Senior Living Panel Discussion (Online)

Senior Living Panel Discussion (Online)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

 

Looking to navigate the world of care as you age? Join our expert panel as they discuss the different avenues offered by senior living organizations in the area...from in-home care to assisted livings and adult day programs to hospice and more. Free and open to the community.  

Aly Howse - Assisted Living Facility

Kate Daniels - Hospice 

Regina Kerns - In Home Care

JABA - Adult Day Care Program

Alejandra Fletcher - Home Health 

Laura Barlett - Life Care Manager/Patient Advocate

 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85384615030

Open to all.

Location: Online

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

This is an Open meeting.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

 

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

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard Members per month - January $40.00
Prime Members - January $0.00

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

Held over four Thursdays - January 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4 

Art is a thing of the imagination. It’s all about enjoying creative exploration in color. All levels are welcome in this class. Artist Jane Skafte will start with exercises for beginners and anyone who works in other media but feels curious about painting with watercolor. Techniques will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to experiment and produce a beautiful work of art. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 45.00.

Jane will email you shortly before the class begins and provide you with the Zoom link.

Supply list:
Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
Pencil
Painting palette for watercolor paints 
Water container
Paper towels or a rag
Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 
Wash brush (1")
Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 
One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
 Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

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

Register below!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard members -January $40.00
Prime Members - January $0.00
Unwind Yoga (ON SITE)

Unwind Yoga (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

New weekly class begins January 7

In this class you will use various movement approaches including: somatics, qi gung, restorative and hatha yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release tight muscles, connect with our respiratory systems via the practice of both control and release of breath. Christine Bostic is the instructor. Space is limited. For Center members. Prime members - free; Standard members - $25/month. Currently limited to 10 participants.  

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Unwind Yoga (ON SITE)

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

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor. 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 (January) $25.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

Space is limited and registration is required (Please RSVP below). CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE! If the class is full and you did not register, we will not be able to accommodate you. Thank you!

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Pay for this event online

Apple Class with Clay Sisk

RSVP (January 28)
Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

WILL NOT MEET DECEMBER 3.


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

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Curious about what it takes to be a small-scale beekeeper, or why someone might want to propagate these pollinators in the first place? Join local resident Marilou Maglione as she describes her beekeeping practice and her passion for these amazing insects. Also learn planting and gardening practices that help local bees thrive.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86391326799

Meeting ID: 863 9132 6799

Open to all.

Location: Online

Zumba!

Zumba!

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 4:30-5:15pm

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

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba!

Standard Members and Guests (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, February 1, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's (Online)

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's (Online)

Monday, February 1, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources that are available. 

Richard Huang and Michael Lin are both first-year medical students at UVA and are excited to bring this program to you! They are representatives with the Alzheimer’s Association who support the Central & Western Virginia Chapter by providing educational opportunities and bringing awareness to the community.

Click here to join the program:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://alz-org.zoom.us/j/99513401368?pwd=Q2dLZnNTanYzU29nU3Y5MGwzRWxiQT09

Meeting ID: 995 1340 1368
Passcode: 052696

Dial by your location
833 548 0282 US Toll-free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 9:00-1:00pm

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

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people walk the Camino Santiago pilgrim routes that stretch across France and Spain. Linda will share with us her epic journeys to Santiago de Compostela walking several ancient routes originating in France and Spain. Come walk the path with Linda who will share the history of the “Way of St. James” along with stories that capture the kindness of the French and Spanish people and fellow pilgrims. Thinking of doing a part of the walk yourself? Linda will tell you how to plan and execute your trip. Stepping beyond conventional travel are Linda’s passions – visit her blog for information on more exciting destinations. 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYofuuoqzojHd0HT7o9v84XpgX5No4WgEI4 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

KINGFISHERS

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

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

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

February 3      Overstory by Richard Powers

March 3          The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

April 7             The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Canasta (On site and Outside)

Canasta (On site and Outside)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - Feb. 4th (ON SITE)

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - Feb. 4th (ON SITE)

Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

This class is full.

 

We prepare extensively for weddings, moving, and other life occurrences. But when it comes to planning for our inevitable deaths, do we have our affairs in order? Dr. Richard Gallagher has created a comprehensive program that enables the successful facilitation of your estate. Learn what essential documents you will need and how to organize them all into one place. This process can save time, money, and reduce the grief associated with death. You will receive a binder with documents and information needed to begin this process. Dr. Gallagher has settled four estates, and has 23 years’ experience teaching law, personal finance and organization, and has served as the Chairman of the Business Department at two Universities. Participants must register by Thursday, January 14th. Class materials fee: $10.00 for all, paid at registration.

Richard Gallagher is a retiree interested in helping others help themselves and their families with this presentation. He has offered this presentation several times with great success. Dr. Gallagher, a resident of Ruckersville for the last 24 years, is married with four grandchildren. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

How Birds Survive the Cold ONLINE

How Birds Survive the Cold ONLINE

Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join Scott Karr, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, as he describes how birds survive the cold and what to look forward to in the coming spring months. In addition, Scott will answer any questions you might have about food, feeders, bird baths, and dealing with frustrations (e.g., squirrels). There will be an online drawing - one lucky participant will win a fly through bird feeder! Free and open to all.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86177946922

Meeting ID: 861 7794 6922

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE and ON-SITE)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE and ON-SITE)

Friday, February 5, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

In this monthly series, local physicians will dicuss various topics and help guide you along a path of healthy living!
 
February 5 - Love in the Time of COVID
Joni Dr. Andy Macfarlan as he discusses how relationships can flourish during times of cultural and social stress.
 

If joining by Zoom, click here:

ZOOM LINK COMING SOON!

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE and ON-SITE)

RSVP - Feb. 5
Piedmont Pastelists (ONLINE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ONLINE)

Monday, February 8, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

History

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

Click here to join the meeting:

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

CAPACITY IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE. REGISTRATION REQUIRED! 

 
Tuesday, February 9 
Educating your children, grandchildren, nephews or nieces about investing Join Jorgen for a discussion on how to engage the younger generation in money management and 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

RSVP (Feb. 9)
Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

 

 Criminal Justice Reform- A Dialogue

The January program will feature the Commonwealth’s Attorneys from Albemarle and Charlottesville, James Hingeley and Joe Platania. They will discuss the recent changes in law as passed by the 2020 General Assembly and some of the proposals being put forward for the upcoming Session. Jeff Gould, president, Senior Statesmen of Virginia will be the moderator.
 
The January 13 SSV program will be held via Zoom. Pre-registration is required in order to participate. Here is the link to register for the meeting:   
 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ONLINE)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

Thursday, January 14, 1:00 -2:00 pm

Pain Control without Medication - Pain Science for Your Body and Your Mind

Will be presented via ZOOM only!

 

Click here to join in the program:

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Digital Security and You (ONLINE)

Digital Security and You (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

In the ever-changing landscape of the digital world, it is no longer enough just to have good antivirus protection – you need to add additional layers of protection in order to keep your online activities private and your financial transactions secure.  Phil Jaderborg, the CEO of PJ Networks Computer Services, will be providing a free online event to explain how using encryption on your Internet connection, your digital devices and your e-mail communications can greatly increase your security and privacy, all without having to make things confusing or complicated.

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Meeting ID: 895 5669 3344
 

Open to all.

Location: ONLINE

Essential Tremor Support Group (Online)

Essential Tremor Support Group (Online)

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

January 14 (online) - Professor Emily Peron of VCU will discuss pharmacology for Essential Tremor.

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Meeting ID: 831 0577 9859
        +1 301 715 8592  

  

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Friday, February 12, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

February 12 and 19 (2-week class)

Transform your old woolen sweater you accidentally shrunk or are just no longer wearing into mittens, a hat, tote bag, fingerless gloves, a cowl or scarf, etc. Don’t have an old sweater? A thrift store find is another option. Items need to be preshrunk, primarily wool or a wool blend of other natural animal fibers (e.g., alpaca, angora, cashmere). Make your repurposed item(s) in the first class, then choose a design and needle felt it onto your creation in class two. Some hand sewing required. Prime members -free; Standard Members and Guests - $30. Materials fee: $12 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Supply list: 

Please bring the following, if you have them available: (don’t feel you have to go out and buy all these items)

  • Sweater
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  •  Ruler or measuring tape
  • Marker/pencil
  • Paper (to draw pattern)
  • Needles and thread (color to coordinate with your sweater)
  • Miscellaneous items: buttons or fasteners Image or idea for needle felt design (we’ll discuss further in class 1, if you are not sure)

Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beading Stretch Bracelets - Grandma and Me (ON SITE)

Beading Stretch Bracelets - Grandma and Me (ON SITE)

Friday, February 12, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Friday, February 12, or Monday February 15

Looking for something fun to do with a grandchild on these days off from school, or do you just want to treat yourself to a new bauble? Join Bobbi Hughes in this “make it, take it” stretch bracelets class, fun for all ages. Pre-made packets will be available for you to choose from along with printed instructions. Cost for each bracelet made - $5.00, payable at time of class. Email Carolyn to register and indicate the 1. names of all people attending and 2. class date.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners (ONLINE)

Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners (ONLINE)

Monday, February 15, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

USDA Organic: What does it Really Mean?  Organic foods are a growing part of the US food chain.  Join us to learn what "organic" means and how USDA organic products compare to conventionally grown foods. Free and open to all.

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Meeting ID: 838 5687 5783

If joining by telephone:
        +1 301 715 8592  
      

Open to all.

Location: Online

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class Feb. 16  (ON SITE)

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class Feb. 16 (ON SITE)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Acrylic Paint Pouring is a fun and exciting way to set your creativity free and play with color. Fluid acrylic paints in your choice of colors are layered and poured onto a canvas surface, and the rest is up to your imagination! Join artist Jan Settle to learn the basic techniques of acrylic pouring – no experience required. No two paintings are ever the same; you will take home two finished paintings after they have dried.

Prime Members free; Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials $15 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class Feb. 16 (ON SITE)

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

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ONLINE)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

THE JANUARY 19 PRESENTATION WILL BE ON-LINE ONLY.

Using Government Benefits to Your Benefit

There are many changes in government programs and more can be expected in the year ahead. Explore the reason you’ve been paying taxes all these years. Attorney Gelbman will explain MediCARE, MediCAID as well as Veteran’s Benefits and other programs you may benefit from. You’ve been paying taxes all these years, now find out how to get your money’s worth.

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Women's Place in Marathon History ONLINE

Women's Place in Marathon History ONLINE

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Long time Charlottesville resident and marathon runner Beverly McCoid will share with us the history of running – from the first Marathon in 2500 B.C. to present day. Beverly and her husband moved to Charlottesville in 1957, and she started running in the mid 1960’s. In her talk, Beverly will highlight the struggle of women to be accepted as runners and will recount some of her marathon adventures along the way. Free an open to all; click on the link below to join:

 

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Meeting ID: 853 2142 8425

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Richard Huang and Michael Lin are both first-year medical students at UVA and are excited to bring this program to you! They are representatives with the Alzheimer’s Association who support the Central & Western Virginia Chapter by providing educational opportunities and bringing awareness to the community.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 970 4497 6605
Passcode: 727833

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Hearing Health (ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ONLINE)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

New Relief for Tinnitus - Wednesday, February 17 

Ringing, swishing, crickets, white noise... anything you hear that really isn’t there is called tinnitus. Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, will review tinnitus, why it happens, and new treatment options. 

 
Click here to join in:

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

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: Online

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

The Galleria Borghese is considered by some to be the most beautiful museum in Italy. Olga Cuckovic, licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican City, guides us through this magnificent collection amassed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V. Eloquent proof of the social status of the papal families and the love of collecting art that often went with it, this 17th century building houses one of the most amazing collections in the world. Olga will reveal the bigger picture behind each of the most famous pieces as well as the smaller gossip and stories from history that inform and delight us today. 

Olga has worked for one of the best US tour operators for luxury travel, Tauck, as coordinator and a guide for some of their chains of groups that come to Rome. She’s also specialised in private tours for families and individual custom-made itineraries. She started working as a guide at the age of 18 in her hometown of Dubrovnik. A lover of art, she obtained her Master’s degree in Arts Management at the American University of Rome last year, and is currently working on obtaining her TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). 

You may wish to visit her site www.olgarome.com or find her on Instagram at @olgaromeofficial 

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Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-muqD0rGdOm-OQNgUZ4HuYX7Dms9FoS 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

How to Manage Investment Income (ON SITE)

How to Manage Investment Income (ON SITE)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

FINANCIAL WELLNESS SERIES in partnership with CFA Institute

How to Manage Investment Income

Whether or not you are still working, your money can be working for you!  This session will introduce you to several different income-generating investment options so you can decide which may be the best choices for you. Topics covered include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, annuities and real estate. Join Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group, LLC, for this informative session. Free and open to all but please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

How to Manage Investment Income (ON SITE)

RSVP to attend on-site (Feb. 23)
How Can C'ville Meet Its Climate Goals? (ONLINE)

How Can C'ville Meet Its Climate Goals? (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

The City of Charlottesville set a leadership target of a 45% reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. But how can we meet this ambitious climate targets and other goals? The Community Climate Collaborative (C3) was founded in 2017 to bring communities together to lead on climate by working with residents, businesses, and local governments to develop climate action plans and policies to accelerate action. Teri Kent, Director of Programs and Communications for C3, will share how they envision reaching these goals and provide local examples of success. This is first of a three-part series which will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month from Feb-April. Everyone welcome.

 

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Meeting ID: 892 1772 9113

About the presenter:

Teri is passionate about creating a better world through community involvement. She started the first green business challenge in Central Virginia, the Charlottesville Area Better Business Challenge, which to date has helped over 200 businesses increase their efficiency and sustainability measures. Teri also worked as Communications Manager at the Rivanna Water and Sewer & Solid Waste Authority before joining C3 in September 2017. Her love of the rocky Mountains where she grew up has expanded to a love of the Blue Ridge. In her free time, she loves listening to music with her two boys and hiking in Nature.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Controlled Acrylic Pour March 2 (ON SITE)

Controlled Acrylic Pour March 2 (ON SITE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

If you enjoy doing acrylic pours, you’ll love this class with Jan Settle. Learn how to control the paint mixed with pouring medium to create a simple landscape. Reference photos of landscapes and all supplies are provided. Each person will take home 1–2 paintings. Prior experience with acrylic pouring is required.

Standard members and guests $25; Prime members – included in membership. Materials are $15 per person payable to the instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Controlled Acrylic Pour March 2 (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 9:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

CURRENT EVENTS WILL NOT MEET IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

 

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

This class is held over four Wednesdays -  March 3, 10, 17, 24 

In this fun, step-by-step online class artist Jane Skafte will help you work your way through exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit. Most students notice striking improvement as the class moves along. Learn to use texture and line, light and shadow, foreground and background, and several rendering techniques to draw expressively whether you have a background in art or not. Jane will also be giving optional “homework” assignments for those who want a little more practice outside of class time. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 45.00. Register here.

Jane will contact you shortly before the class via email and send you a Zoom link.

Supplies:

Pencils 2H-6B

Sketch book (like Strathmore 400 series, or similar)

Drawing pen - Micron, pilot pen, or similar

Colored pencils 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda - linda@thecentercville.org

First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

Currently meeting outside!

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Unacceptable:  Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

UNACCEPTABLE is the definitive story of the college admissions scandal that shocked the nation and shattered myths about meritocracy. Join the authors Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal reporters who broke major developments in the story that exposed Rick Singer's operation which helped children nationwide secures spots at the schools of their dreams - for some, by any means necessary.They will share the history of this now famous operation, tracing the rise and ruin of the largest scam of its kind ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. There will also be ample time for Q&A. Presented in partnership with VA Festival of the Book and WriterHouse. Register in advance, below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc--vpz8uHtFlBNAaw2i7KpR__zbBgT6k 

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

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Melissa Korn is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York covering higher education. Previously, she wrote for Dow Jones Newswire. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Jennifer Levitz is a national reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Boston covering general news, economics, and politics. Previously, she wrote for the Providence Journal. She is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. She graduated from Loyola University of Maryland.

"Unacceptable" is available from these vendors

 

Talking Points from UNACCEPTABLE

The book paints a riveting portrait of Rick Singer and the history of his operation.

  • A deep dive into his personality  and character traits that made him able to pull off such a brazen scheme for so long.
  • How he was able to exploit loopholes in admissions systems, most famously, utilizing the back and side doors of college admissions with sizable donations and fraudulent athlete flags.
  • The stranger than fiction strategies for cheating on standardized tests--the professional test takers who doctored results and manipulated allowances for special needs students.
  • The evolution of college admissions into blood sport, which fed on the deep desires of already privileged families to achieve the ultimate status symbol: acceptance at the “right” school.
  • The idea that there are secrets to know and ways to win, which helped fuel a burgeoning industry around college counseling.

Korn and Levitz had unparalleled access to the families involved.

  • Exclusive insights into parents that provide well-rounded assessments of their motivations and Singer’s operations.
  • So far, the only interview with one of the children involved. For Matteo Sloane this interview seemed like something of a watershed moment of asserting his independence. He gives his side of the story, and sends a message to parents everywhere. 
  • Behind-the-scenes details of the investigation and legal battle that spanned the country, from California to New York to Boston. 
  • Riveting accounts of the high-profile arrests and courtroom dramas.

 

Numbers worth noting:

  • Rick Singer was paid up to $75,000 for his testing scheme and between $100,000 and $6.5 million for his illicit athletics admissions service, with the majority paying between $250,000 and $400,000 per student.
  • Between 2011 and 2018 parents paid some $25 million to Singer’s charity Key Worldwide Foundation to bribe coaches and a college administrator to designate the children of wealthy clients as recruited athletes.
  • Test-taking whiz Mark Riddell earned more than $200,000 cheating on college entrance exams more than 25 times in Canada, Texas and California as well as other places over the course of the cheating scheme.
  • Forget real estate porn, the court proceedings provided tons of bank account porn. One mother who was charged and pleaded guilty, heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune, received $100k monthly in a trust fund.

 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Dimensional Wet Felting (ON SITE)

Dimensional Wet Felting (ON SITE)

Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

In this introduction to wet felting, you will learn the basic techniques of creating a dimensional object. Create a bowl or vase to hold treasures on your dresser, as an attractive accent piece, or to hold a small bunch of posies. Please bring two bath towels and an apron is also recommended for some good, clean fun. Class fee: Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests, $20.00. Materials fee: $10.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Dimensional Wet Felting (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies! Felt Class (ON SITE)

Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies! Felt Class (ON SITE)

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Create an adorable bunny, with floppy ears, whiskers, a carrot, and a fluffy tail, of course! Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies! Felt Class (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins (ON SITE)

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins (ON SITE)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Taking Climate Action Personally: Tips for Saving Money and the Climate at Home (ONLINE)

Taking Climate Action Personally: Tips for Saving Money and the Climate at Home (ONLINE)

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

If you are like most people, you care about the environment.  But what can you personally do about it? The issue can seem intangible, insurmountable, and immeasurable. Community Climate Collaborative (C3) is here to make it personal. In this talk we’ll share steps that you can take to reduce waste, save money, increase your health, and help our community reach its emissions reductions targets starting in your own backyard. Free and open to all.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88917739810

Meeting ID: 889 1773 9810

Open to all.

Location: Online

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00

History Class - Central Virginia Notables

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Since it’s earliest days, Central Virginia has been home to numerous individuals whose unique abilities—whether they’re charisma, beauty, courage, or literary brilliance—have spread their fame far beyond our borders. In April 2021, join local historian Rick Britton as he presents the stories of six Central Virginia Notables: Dr. Thomas Walker (who discovered the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky); Jack Jouett (who saved the Virginia government from capture); Dolley Madison (our nation’s first First Lady); Edgar Allan Poe (one of our nation’s greatest authors); William Holmes McGuffey (who compiled the best-selling McGuffey Readers); and Maud Coleman Woods (who was named America’s most beautiful blonde).

Our Lecturer—Rick Britton is an award-winning local historian who has written extensively about the history of Central Virginia and its people.

The Class—At the Center

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., continuing for 5 more consecutive

Tuesdays: April 13th, 20th, 27th, and May 4th and 11th. Available for both in-person and Zoom participants!

To register, or for more information, call the Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538, or go to www.thecentercille.org and click on “Travel.”

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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History Class - Central Virginia Notables

Standard Member and Guests $90.00
Prime Member $0.00
Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Friday, April 9, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

You’ll have fun creating a teddy bear in this needle felting class. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

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

No need to sign up, just show up with your paper to be shredded.  For safety and to keep the line moving, please stay in your car and a volunteer will collect your bag(s) of paper.  The shredding truck is a state-of-the-art, high speed shredding truck from 1st Choice Shredding, an NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified company. All 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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting ID: 838 2944 5661

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Portugal 2021

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

PORTUGAL -

April 30 - May 7, 2021 

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 December 1, 2020. Final payment due January 6, 2021 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

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

Iceland is 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

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Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Deposit $1,000.00
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 _ 4 rooms available

Week 2 - October 8 - 16, 2021_ 4 rooms available 

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 –  2020 Final payment due January 26, 2021  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

November 9-17, 2021

Breaking News - We have rescheduled our trip to Spain until next year NOVEMBER 9 – 17, 2021

If you are interested in traveling with us in 2021 Please call us to make your reservation, We have 4 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