Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 8:30-8:00pm

The Center's equipped fitness room is open to members. The fee is included with a prime membership. The fee is $15 per month for those with a standard membership and payment can be made below. You do not need to register for a specific time to use the equipped fitness room; you are welcome to exercise anytime between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Standard Members (August) $15.00
Standard Members (September) $15.00
Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

We have warm ups and batting practice at 9 AM  every Tuesday and Thursday 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

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Thursday Party Bridge will meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  Party bridge consists of one person hosting a table of 4 (four) players. Hosting includes inviting participants and ensuring subs as needed. The host will provide the cards and score pads. Please contact Mary Wilson at 434-806-0700 or email mtwilson3@comcast.net to sign up to host a table.    

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Wilson

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

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

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot at 9:00AM  every Thursday morning and return at 10:00 AM. Ivy Creek walks are energetic and fast-paced over approximately two miles of various trails. Some areas are steep, rocky and narrow so good hiking shoes and a walking stick are recommended, as well as a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Not recommended for anyone with balance or health issues.

Walkers must be members of The Center. Per Ivy Creek requirements, which are based on Albemarle County Parks and Recreation regulations, groups with programs affiliated with Ivy Creek must be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to walk without a mask.

 

Point of contact is Patty Kalbfleisch, email: PLK092015@outlook.com; phone: (434) 270-7990 .

Members only.

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

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

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

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:15 AM

Join certified instructors, Maggie Schmidt on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays; and Carolyn Altenderfer on Wednesdays and Fridays.  This class is designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $38.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Thursdays, 10:00am-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

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-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.

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

 

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Standard members per month (October) $30.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

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

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-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.

Register below. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $30.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Tap Lessons - Intermediate

Tap Lessons - Intermediate

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

This class is for those who have tap experience or who have already taken the beginners class for a while and are ready for the next "step." Classes are taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.   

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

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Lessons - Intermediate

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

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

Thursdays, 10:30am-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.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

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. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Online

 Tap Lessons- Advanced

Tap Lessons- Advanced

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

This class is for those who know basic steps, have no physical contraints and are ready for a challenge! Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Lessons- Advanced

Standard Members (October) $40.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

WILL NOT MEET ON SEPTEMBER 27.

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am-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. 

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

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

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

WILL NOT MEET ON SEPTEMBER 27

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am - 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.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $30.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Unwind Yoga

Unwind Yoga

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Yoga to Unwind

In this class we will use various movement approaches including:  hatha yoga, qigong, somatics, restorative yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release and stretch tight muscles, connect with our breath through awareness and connect to a community of other people enjoying yoga. Join Christine Bostic.

Suggested supplies: Hand and Bath towel 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Unwind Yoga

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

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (October) $25.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm

Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 pm 
Join jazz trio, Jazz 1-2-3 at for a little swing, Latin and jazz standards featuring Andre on bass, Robert LaRue on saxophone and David Weiss on piano.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00-2:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Come play or learn to play Sheepshead (or “Schafkopf”), a trick-taking card game, like bridge or spades, that originated in Germany in the late 18th century and one that continues to be very popular in Wisconsin and other midwestern United States.  Anyone, including beginners, with an interest in card-playing welcome. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (Onsite and online)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (Onsite and online)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

September 23:  Your Healthspan - Living a Healthier & More Active Lifespan
 
October 14:  Risk Factors for Dementia - How to Prevent Decline and Improve Your Memory
 
November 11:  Arthritic Joints - How to Control Symptoms & Move Better
 
December 9:  Moving Your Body Well - Human Movement Essentials

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

If joining remotely, click here a few minutes prior to 1 pm. 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85643508289

 

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: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (Onsite and online)

RSVP to attend on site (September 23)
Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Pay for this event online

Apple/Mac Users Group

RSVP (Sept. 23) - Members
Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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.”

No registration is necessary.  Contact program leader Howard Horn at howard.1938@comcast.net for more information.

Members only.

Location: The Center

African Drumming Class (On site)

African Drumming Class (On site)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Thursdays, 2:00 pm

The African Drumming Class will introduce participants to traditional beats in a group setting from the cultures of the Old Mali Empire, the coastal cultures of Ghana, and some New World beats from the Caribbean and Brazil.

The class will always be aiming towards preparation for performance, as the opportunities arise and participants have the skills and comfort to do so.

Participants will learn the motor skills needed to advance as drummers, how to verbally articulate different beats, group like beats and separate them by styles. Different notation styles will be introduced, as an aid to memorizing beats.

African Drumming Class:

     Objective One: Introduce traditional beats of Old Mali Empire and coastal Ghana. 

     Objective Two: Establish ensemble rhythm; playing together while holding separate beats against each other.

     Objective Three: Learn common accompaniment patterns within each style, and how to use them with common dance beats, from whatever source.

For more info, contact Bruce Penner at (434) 249-1406. The instructor  will provide whatever media is needed.

Free and open to the community. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

African Drumming Class (On site)

RSVP
American Mah Jongg Lessons

American Mah Jongg Lessons

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Thursdays, Sept. 23-October 21 (5 weeks), 2:00-4:00 pm

Acquire new skills, exercise your brain, and have some fun! Center members Clarece Edson and Pat McKeown teach the basics of American Mah Jongg in this five-session course.

 

Sorry, this class in now full.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Backgammon (On-site)

Backgammon (On-site)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 2:00-3:30pm

Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Member Social (On-site)

Member Social (On-site)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm.

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

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

Registration currently not required.

Members only.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 2:30-4:00pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00 pm

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. Free and open to the community. No regsitration needed.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Open-Air Archaeology in Rome with Olga (ONLINE)

Open-Air Archaeology in Rome with Olga (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

Follow our Roman envoy, Olga Čučković, on an exciting overview of ancient Roman archeological sites visible throughout the Eternal City. Walk through the famous Ancient Roman Forum, view the site where Julius Caesar was assassinated, and discover layers of history scattered around the city where traces of former eras are evidenced in the walls everywhere. Let Rome surprise you around the corners of its lovely squares and transport you into its distant past. Free and open to all. Register in advance for this online class here:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Sep 23, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lf-qpqzojEtFBd0ipMmFwcCMDyiFBNS7I 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:00-7:00pm

Black Jack's Mobile Soul Food Kitchen will be here on Thursday, September 23, from 5:00–7:00 pm. Chicken, pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, burgers, pork chops, ribs, fish, macaroni and cheese, greens, sweet cornbread, coleslaw, fries, onion rings ... YUM! View the menu here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Thursdays Around 5 - Free!

Thursdays Around 5 - Free!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:03-7:00pm

Enjoy FREE live performances that showcase area musicians! Weather permitting, these events are held outdoors, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the music moves to auditorium. Advance registration is requested via the button below.

The JRB Band - back by popular demand!
Thursday,September 23, 5:01–7:00 PM
Jim Richardson (guitar/vocals), Jerry Kelly (guitar/banjo/vocals) and Bryan McKenzie (bass/vocals) bring you a bluesy blend of subdued subversive folk-influenced Americana rock with originals that pay homage to The Byrds, Bob Dylan, and Warren Zevon. Black Jacks Mobile Soul Food Kitchen will be on-site. View the menu here.
 
South River Strings
Thursday, October  14, 5:03–7:00 PM
South River Strings is a four-piece bluegrass, country, new grass band. From the harmonies to the beautiful sounds of acoustic instruments, they try to bring you a full experience of Appalachia and the way they all grew up picking on the front porch. Pick up dinner from Firefly Food Truck.
 
Michael Clem
Thursday, October 28, 5:02–7:00 pm
For nearly 30 years, Michael Clem has been playing bass, singing, and writing songs for the national touring act he co-founded, Eddie from Ohio. Since relocating from Northern Virginia to Charlottesville when the band began to slow down, he’s established quite a foothold in its musical scene, from session work to bluegrass gigs to forming his own acoustic trio. Black Jacks Mobile Soul Food Kitchen will be on-site. 
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Thursdays Around 5 - Free!

RSVP - (September 23) JRB Band
Evening Tai Chi (ONLINE)

Evening Tai Chi (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:15-6:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning  September 21 & 23

Time:  5:15 - 6:00 pm

Join Instructors from the Charlottesville Tai Chi Center for 6-step T'ai Chi for Health. T’ai Chi involves more than “exercise” or simply learning new body movements. Regular practice will open up entirely new ways of thinking about health, breathing, and postures. This class will focus on improving balance, coordination, and promoting stress reduction. Once participants are able to learn the basics with the 6 step form, the class will progress to the 14 step Ta's Chi.

Hiromi Johnson will instruct on Tuesdays; Jane Keathley on Thursdays.

For Center members. Try it out for free during September. Click on this link (good for all September classes) a few minutes prior to class.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87314715304?pwd=WEdrcXg5MExPWmxUYmJLNitVVGlTZz09

Meeting ID: 873 1471 5304
Passcode: Taichi

 

Beginning in October, registration is required. Standard members will be $35 per month; Prime members are free.

Members only.

Location: Online

Leather, Beads, and Wire - Oh My!

Leather, Beads, and Wire - Oh My!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years and is excited to share with you how to make a one or two strand memory wire bracelet. Learn about memory wire and have fun combining glass beads and leather to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet that will fit most anyone. Prime members free, Standard Members and guests 15.00. Materials fee $10.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

The Human Experience: Exploring Global Cultures

The Human Experience: Exploring Global Cultures

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm

Thursdays, September 16-October 14, 6:00-7:30 pm (5 weeks)

Would you like to know what it’s like to go somewhere new and live an entirely different kind of life? Each week you will explore various topics from around the world. Discussion will include investigation of little-known communities, interesting food practices and herbal remedies, and cultural experiences with a focus on family, friendship, and civic engagement. Join Daisy Rojas, career anthropologist who has performed cultural studies across the U.S. and Central America with extensive work in minority communities. She is currently the Executive Director of the Cultural Exchange Institute.

For more details about the course, email Daisy Rojas or call her at 434-989-3392.

Open to all. Prime members $70; Standard members and guests $90. Registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

The Human Experience: Exploring Global Cultures

Prime members $70.00
Standard members and guests $90.00
Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 7:30-8:30pm

Every other Thursday from 6:15-7:30 pm 

This program is also offered at 3:30pm on alternate Thursdays.

Make the most of your work out through this hands-on class with experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room.

You will learn how to use each machine at a setting appropriate to you, receive a personalized exercise routnine on a card that will help you track your future workouts, and learn how to improve the benefits of walking and other heart-focused exercises.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. 

Free and open to all. Registration required below. Deadline for registering is 12 noon the day of the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

Pay for this event online

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings

Members and Guests (October 7)
Members and Guests (October 21)
Tai Chi (ON SITE)

Tai Chi (ON SITE)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. 

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

REGISTER BELOW .

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $36.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 8:30-4:30pm

The Center's equipped fitness room is open to members. The fee is included with a prime membership. The fee is $15 per month for those with a standard membership and payment can be made below. You do not need to register for a specific time to use the equipped fitness room; you are welcome to exercise anytime between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Standard Members (August) $15.00
Standard Members (September) $15.00
Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30am-9:30am

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

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

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $36.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Play Croquet at The Center

Play Croquet at The Center

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Mondays and Fridays, beginning June 21st, 9:00am-12:00pm

Come play croquet at The Center! Host and Center member Hardy Hubbard will guide you through the game and maybe offer some friendly competition. All ability levels welcome, from novice to expert striker. Enjoy the physical and mental benefits of this simple yet strategic game. Bring a friend, meet new people – come and join in the fun. Free and open to all. We’ll see you on The Center Green!  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

Fridays, 9:30am-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. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45-10:45 am

Tone & Groove

In this class you will hear great music that will motivate you to exercise your cardiovascular system, shake off tension & regulate your nervous system. We start & end class by gently strengthening our stabilizing muscles and core. The instructor creates space for all to be uplifted and relaxed as we are accompanied by a lovely music list.  Join Christine Bostic,  The Center's Massage Therapist and instructor of: Yoga & Shake Your Soul (The Yoga of Dance)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $30.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Rummikub or Skip-Bo?

Rummikub or Skip-Bo?

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combining elements of the card game Rummy and Mah-Jongg. Skip-Bo is a commercial version of the card game Spite and Malice. Learn some new games or play ones you haven't played in a while. Join Center member Alan Young for a little fun and games. Free for members; no registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 10:45-12:45pm

One of only two Virginia-based New Horizons Band Project (NHBP) bands, a project that promotes lifelong learning through music and boasts over 100 bands, this 22-member jazz ensemble is under the direction of Greg Vaughn. Their classic swinging sounds can be heard at the Center and throughout the region at public events and private parties.

Guests are welcome to visit practices.

Need a band for a special event? Contact the director to see if we fit the bill! 

For rehearsal information and performance schedule, contact the director at band@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

Balance with Beth

Balance with Beth

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 10:45-11:45am

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults. In this class, you will practice exercises, both standing and seated, that will help improve your balance. You will gain confidence in your ability to move well and not fall!

Join instructor and personal trainer, Beth Valorz for this class. The class is free for members in July. 

Beginning in August, the class is $25 for Standard Members; free for Prime Members.   

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance with Beth

Standard Members (October) $25.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (October) $0.00
Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

September 17th and 24th (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

Seats available: 3

Pay for this event online

Repurpose Your old Sweater (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm

Fridays, 12:00pm-1:30pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET AUGUST 6.

If you are fairly new to the world of line dance or have never tried it out, this class is for you. The beginner's class is for Center members. No registration necessary.

EMAIL INSTRUCTOR,  CELIA PFAUTZ for inquiries.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Celia Pfautz ckpfautz@gmail.com

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:15-2:00pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-2:00pm

Every Friday the Writing for Pleasure group meets to share their thoughts by writing them down, either following a prompt or choosing their own subject. It's fun, moving, interesting and enlightening to hear, discuss and understand another human being's viewpoint of life as it is, as it had been or how it could be.

Come discover and share your best style! All genres and experience levels welcome. Weekly "Writing for Pleasure" meetings are members only. Sandra Garret is the program leader.  

On the last Friday of the month, the group enjoys a film.

Come to one session and you'll be hooked!  No registration necessary.

 

   

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about Edvard Munch, the Norwegian painter whose work "The Scream" is known throughout the world. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use this iconic painting as a reference but adding your personal creative touch!  Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. This is the first class in a series of learning & painting like the Masters.

September 24th - The Scream - Edvard Munch

The three other classes are listed separately. Click on the date(s) below to register for each of the other classes.
September 3rd - Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh
September 10th - Water Lily Pond - Monet
September 17th - Starry Night - van Gogh

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

Pay for this event online

Learning from the Masters - Munch (Acrylics)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

The Still Sharp Singers will resume rehearsals on Friday, August 20.

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

Free for Prime members.

Standard members - There is a $35 fee for the Spring session and a $35 fee for the Fall session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Dorothy Richards 434.973.5713

Pay for this event online

Still Sharp Singers

Standard Members (Fall 2021 Session) $35.00
Beginner Bridge Lessons (September 24)

Beginner Bridge Lessons (September 24)

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Fridays, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3, 17,  1:00-2:00 pm

Join experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino for this series of 8 classes. These lessons are intended for those who have little or no knowledge of the game. Take one class or take them all. 

Free for Center members (Prime and Standard); Guests are $10 per class. Please register below.

Sept. 10    The game and opening bids

Sept. 24    Responses to the opening bid

Oct. 8       Rebids by the opening bidder

Oct. 22     Declarer Play

Nov. 5      Defensive Play

Nov. 19    Defensive Bidding

Dec. 3      Opening Bids at 2,3, and 4 level

Dec. 17    Common Conventions

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

Pay for this event online

Beginner Bridge Lessons (September 24)

Standard and Prime Members (Sept 24) $0.00
Guests (Sept 24) $10.00
Euchre

Euchre

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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

Open to members but first time guests are welcome.  

No registration is necessary.

For more information, contact program leader Alfred Minklei at aminklei@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: The Center

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 1:30-4:00pm

Class will not Meet on August 6.

Fridays, 1:30pm-4:00pm

This class is for those with some line dancing experience. Open to all.  No registration necessary.

Contact Celia Pfautz  for more information.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: ckpfautz@gmail.com

Acoustic Jam Session

Acoustic Jam Session

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 2:30-4:00pm

Rehearsals resume on Friday, August 20!

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Bingo at The Center

Bingo at The Center

Friday, September 24, 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 for winners and a great time for everyone.  No registration necessary.  Cost is $2 per card payable at the game. Open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 9:00-3:00pm

Mondays, 9:00am-3:00pm  
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can
range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total
elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not suited for
beginner hikers.

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. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the
“leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow
social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at
5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other
hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.


If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure
the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, 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 ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact AnneColgate

Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

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

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

This group of members enthusiastically gets together on Mondays to make medical dolls for children who will be undergoing surgery, bags for tracheotomy children to carry their equipment, and baby bibs.  If you can trace a pattern, cut out a pattern, hand sew or use a sewing maching, there is a place for you here!

And any donations of fabric, thread and anything that could be used for all the new projects are always needed and greatly appreciated.

No registration necessary.  For more information contact Barbara Rogers at blr3340@embarqmail.com  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 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.  

Members only.

Location: Online

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you know the basics of bridge, have played a few times, or played many years ago, this group is for you. Every Monday bridge hands are played for the entire two hours, with Mary and Mike Wilson as our experienced and attentive advisors. No registration necessary.  For more information contact the program leader, Gene Philippi.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Poker

Poker

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 11:00-3:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00am-3:00pm  

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

No registration is necessary but if interested in playing, contact program leaders Norris Woodzell or Dennis Arcoraci     

Members only.

Location: The Center

Silver Swans Ballet II

Silver Swans Ballet II

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

This class is for those who have ballet experience, or for anyone who has regularly taken the SilverSwans class and is ready for the next level. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*. Center members free; Guests $25/month

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

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet II

Members (September) $0.00
Guests per month (September) $25.00
150 Years of Lost American History 1622 to 1772 (5-week series)

150 Years of Lost American History 1622 to 1772 (5-week series)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

Mondays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 11:00am-12:30 pm (5 weeks)

In this series, you will learn and engage in lively discussions about Virginia and non-Virginia history. Why and how did this period lead to the American Revolution? Who were the main enemies of the English colonists? Join Dick Somer and step back in time.

Free for Center Members; Guests $25 for the series. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

150 Years of Lost American History 1622 to 1772 (5-week series)

Prime and Standard members
Guests $25.00
Silver Swans Ballet I

Silver Swans Ballet I

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 12:15-1:15pm

NEW CLASS STARTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. Meets weekly at 12:15 pm

If you've never taken ballet, have limited experience or physical contraints, this class is for you. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*.

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

Center members free; Guests $25/month. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet I

Center Members (September) $0.00
Guests (September) $25.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

A wonderful activity to exercise the brain! Men and women of all skill levels who know the fundamentals of the game are welcome. Queen's gambit, anyone?

Members only.

Location: The Center

Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Six consecutive Mondays, September 20–October 25

These two simple methods of printmaking are easy to learn and fun to make. You will walk away with a lot of work at the end of this class! Monotypes are fast, involve lots of play and experimentation. Block prints are slower to create with a meditative process—one soft, one crisp, both gorgeous. Award-winning artist Ann Cheeks is the instructor. Prime Members free, Standard Members and Guests $60. Materials fee $30 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

Pay for this event online

Monotype and Block Printmaking (Sept-Oct)

Standard Members and Guests $60.00
Prime Members $0.00
Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm 

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

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

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:00-3:30pm

Mondays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Have you ever wanted to play one of the oldest games in the world? If you know how to play Rummy, you 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.  No registration necessary. For more information, please sonctact program leader, Bonnie Morton.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class (Onsite)

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class (Onsite)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays, June 7-August 9 (8 weeks), 1:00-2:00 pm  This series has already started.  Registration is now closed.

New Series added! Mondays, August 16-October 11 (will not meet Sept. 6), 1:00-2:00 pm - Register below

If you can play a few guitar chords and strum, this class is for you!  In this class you will learn more advanced chords, fingerpicking and strum patterns while having funs and with familiar songs. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. BYOG (bring your own guitar!) This class is open to all! Prime members $40 for the 8-week session; Standard members and guests $64.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

English Country Dance (Monday)

English Country Dance (Monday)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

Dance, we sing, we laugh and we have FUN!  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.  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Identifying Birds (4-week series)

Identifying Birds (4-week series)

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

Mondays, September 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 1:30-2:30 pm (4 weeks)

If you like watching birds but have no idea what you’re seeing, this is for you! Learn to identify local birds as well as not so local ones by field marks (distinctive stripes, spots, patterns, colors, and highlights). Dick Somer is an avid bird watcher and has led numerous birding trips. Join him for different information each week. Free and open to all. Please register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Identifying Birds (4-week series)

RSVP (September 20)
RSVP (September 27)
RSVP (October 4)
RSVP (October 11)
Whist

Whist

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Never heard of Whist? It’s an easy trick-taking game that is similar to bridge, but without the stress of bidding for a contract. Try it out and learn a new fun game! Free for members; no registration necessary. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

4th Tuesday of every month, 10:00am-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

New! Beginners Tap Class

New! Beginners Tap Class

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise. If you’ve never tapped before, or it’s been a very long time, bring your tap shoes and join in. Classes are taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years. For Center Members. Standard Members - $40/month; Prime members free.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

New! Beginners Tap Class

Prime members (October) $0.00
Standard Members (October) $40.00
The Second-Wind Band

The Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:45-12:45pm

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS, COME JOIN US!  All ability levels are welcome, with director's approval. 

Want to be a musician? We can make your dream come true with serious fun!

Organized in 1994, this is one of only two Virginia-based New Horizons Band Project (NHBP) bands—a project that promotes lifelong learning through music and boasts over 100 senior citizen bands. Greg Vaughn directs a group of players, most of whom had either never played an instrument or hadn’t played since their school days. The repertoire includes classical, show tunes, patriotic, and holiday music. Along with community performances, the band’s schedule includes two annual concerts at the Center.

For more information and session prices, contact Greg Vaughn at: band@thecentercville.org For rehearsal information and performance schedule, check the band calendar.

Click here for information about the First-Wind Band.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Director band@thecentercville.org

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

Tuesdays, 11:45pm-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. Members only. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.  Class size limited to 14.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Prime Members (October) $0.00
Standard Members (October) $25.00
Party Bridge (ONSITE)

Party Bridge (ONSITE)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

Tuesdays 12:30pm - 3:30pm in the upstairs Game Room.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

English Country Dance (Tuesday)

English Country Dance (Tuesday)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 Dance, we sing, we laugh and we have FUN!  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.  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

NEW SERIES! Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

NEW SERIES! Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning in October)

Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 1:00-2:00 pm

In this weekly 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 the class. 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! Registration required. Free for Center members.

 

Prior to the Sept. 7 class, the instructor, Helen Ida Moyer will send Zoom link and other necessary information. 

 

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NEW SERIES! Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Prime and standard members $0.00
Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 1:15-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE Lessons (8 weeks)
Tuesdays, June 15-August 17 (will not meet June 29 or August 10)
Next Series of Lessons: August 31-October 26 (will not meet Sept. 14)
Beginners Lessons  1:15-2:15 pm
Intermediate Lessons  2:15-3:15 pm
 

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Spectators may attend for free and are welcome at either lessons or dances.Open to the community. Fee includes both beginner and intermediate lessons for the 8-week series. Chip Hopper and Elaine Rudert- Hopper are the instructors.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Prime Members (August 31-October 26) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (August 31-October 26 $80.00
Karaoke in The Atrium

Karaoke in The Atrium

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month beginning August 10.

Unleash your hidden talents! We provide the music and words; you provide your voice. No experience necessary.  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair. This class is taught by member Julie Horne. Free for Prime and Standard Members.  No registration necessary.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

NEW SERIES!  Advanced Beginner Spanish

NEW SERIES! Advanced Beginner Spanish

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 2:10-3:10pm

Advanced Beginner Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning in October)

Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 2:10 pm-3:10 pm

In this weekly 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. Free and open to all. Registration required.

Prior to the Sept. 7 class, the instructor, Helen Ida Moyer will send Zoom link and other necessary information. 

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NEW SERIES!  Advanced Beginner Spanish

Register $0.00
NEW SERIES! Keeping Up Your Spanish

NEW SERIES! Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 3:15-4:30pm

Keeping Up Your Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning in October)

Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 3:15-4:30 pm

This is an intermediate level course for students who want to improve their skills in Spanish, or just want to keep up their fluency in Spanish. The materials we use will vary, including both podcasts and readings about current events, or of plays and stories. The first play we shall be reading is El gesticulador by the Mexican dramatist Rodolfo Usigli. Free and open to all.  

Prior to the Sept. 7 class, the instructor, Helen Ida Moyer will send Zoom link and other necessary information. 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NEW SERIES! Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

It’s always a dance party! Join us as we dance to great songs (and even do some chair dancing).  Light impact aerobic movement that focuses on cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this extraordinarily fun exercise class.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

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

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

It’s always a dance party! Join us as we dance to great songs (and even do some chair dancing).  Light impact aerobic movement that focuses on cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this extraordinarily fun exercise class.

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $25.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

Tuesday evenings starting July 6, 5:00pm-6:00pm

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Join in the fun!  For more information contact program leader, Celia Pfautz. No registration needed. For Center members, but first time guests are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (September-October)

Painting Landscapes/Seascapes with Oil for Beginners (September-October)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday evenings, September 7–October 26, 5:30–7:30 pm (8 weeks)

Working from photographs (your own or ones provided) you will set up your palette, learn to mix color, simplify shape, and create the illusion of depth while discovering the luscious feel of oil paint. Odorless mineral spirits will be used, which eliminates the harmful agents typically associated with oil painting. At the end of the class, you will have two or more finished paintings. Award-winning local artist Ann Cheeks is the instructor. Open to all. Prime members free; Standard members and Guests $80. Materials fee is $40 for all, payable to instructor at the first class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

New to Medicare?

New to Medicare?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Turning 65? Retiring and leaving an employer health plan? Questions about Medicare and what to do?

Randy Rodgers, JABA’s Insurance Counseling Manager, will give you the most up-to-date information and answer all your questions. JABA’s Insurance Counseling department is part of the Federal SHIP program. The government has set this program up so that you can have unbiased help with Medicare. Open to all. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

New to Medicare?

RSVP (September 28) $0.00
Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from6-8 pm beginning July 6
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Join in the fun! Open to all!
For more information, email program leader, Celia Pfautz 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm

New! Alcoholics Anonymous - Closed Big Book Women's Group

Tuesdays, beginning August 24, 6:307:30 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step program supporting those who have a desire to stop drinking or suffer from alcoholism. When you come into an AA meeting you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Contact Linda G. if you have questions about the program. Free and open to all. No registration needed.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

BOOT CAMP WILL NOT MEET ON AUGUST 31

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm

Boot Camp  
An intense group workout that combines both cardio and strength/resistance training to tone and tighten from head-to-toe. Although physically demanding, participants of all fitness levels work together to achieve the results they deserve using well-researched methods like calisthenics and plyometrics. Join The Center's fitness coordinator, Alex for this class!

Open to all. Prime Members free; Standard members and guests $30/month. Registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Boot Camp

Prime members free (October) $0.00
Standard members and guests (October) $30.00

Families Anonymous - New at The Center!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:45-8:00pm

Tuesdays 6:45–8:00 pm starting July 6

Families Anonymous is a twelve-step program supporting those who are concerned about someone very near to them due to drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into an FA meeting you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Free and open to all. No rsvp needed. Contact Deborah if you have questions about the program.
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Zumba with Alexys - Evenings

Zumba with Alexys - Evenings

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm

BEGINNING IN OCTOBER, CLASS WILL MEET AT 5 PM!

 

Zumba with Alexys combines cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility to create a fun, dance-inspired workout. The movements draw from Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, and Hip-Hop. The objective of this class is to promote healthy lifestyles in participants of all ages. This class includes multiple variations to challenge and engage participants at all movement levels. Zumba with Alexys also prioritizes safety and incorporates warm-up and cool-down segments to minimize risk of injury. Additionally, this class is designed to improve cardiovascular health and endurance by alternating high and low-intensity movements. Open to all!

Alexys studied dance during her undergraduate career, earning a Minor in Dance from North Carolina A&T State University. Alexys is a certified Zumba Instructor and has received educational training in Virtual Zumba and Instructor Leadership. She has been teaching Virtual Zumba for the past year during the pandemic with regular attendance on the weekends. Alexys has also taught Zumba classes for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Albemarle NAACP, and the Black Women of Central Virginia.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba with Alexys - Evenings

Standard members and guests (October) $25.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
Vinyasa Yoga - New!

Vinyasa Yoga - New!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 am

In this Vinyasa style class, explore breath and movement through a series of standing, seated and reclined asanas (poses). These asanas can be modified to increase / decrease intensity and depth of each pose according to the individual. Vinyasa style yoga is a dynamic and athletic practice that brings awareness to breath and positioning of the body through smooth, continuous transitions. Join yoga practitioner, Heidi Graham. Beginning in October, Christine Bostic will be the instructor.

Register below. Prime members free; standard members $25/month; guests $35/month beginning in September.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Vinyasa Yoga - New!

Standard Members (October) $25.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
Guests (October) $35.00
Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 9:00-3:00pm

Wednesdays, 9:00am-3:00pm
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can
range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total
elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not suited for
beginner hikers.

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. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the
“leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow
social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at
5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other
hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.

If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure
the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, 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 ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact Anne Colgate  

Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule.

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

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

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

Wednesdays, 9:3am-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.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Mexican Train Dominoes

Mexican Train Dominoes

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am

The goal of Mexican Train is to be the first player to lay down all of your dominoes. Whatever tiles are left in your hand count against you, so play strategically and try to get rid of the high-numbered tiles. Never played? Come anyway and learn!  No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Bowling Club

Senior Bowling Club

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Senior Bowling Club 2021

The Senior Bowling League plays each Wednesday at BowleroBowl and will be forming their Fall league teams on Wednesday, August 18th. All levels of experience are welcome; you can currently join at any time. Contact Joyce Wegner for more details and to get your name on the list. The cost to bowl is $10.00 for 3 games plus the cost of rental shoes if needed.

Open to all.

Location: BowleroBowl

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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

REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard and Prime Members (October) $0.00
Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-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!

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (October) $0.00
Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-4:00pm

This group traces its origins back to 1991, when the Senior Center opened on Pepsi Place. Our game consists of five decks of cards, similar to “Hand and Foot Canasta”. We are a friendly and sociable group and all look forward to this weekly good time. New members are always welcome—and we’re happy to teach anyone who wants to learn. We can play with 2, 3, 4, or 6 player. You do not need a partner. No registation necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Established in 1948, TOPS is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. This local chapter of TOPS meets to provide peer support.Annual membership is $32.

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

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ruth Walker (434) 295-1435

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

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. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00pm

American Mah-Jongg which is a variant of the Chinese game. If you know how to play or have knowledge of this challenging game, join us! No registration necessary.  If you are new to the game or would like more information, contact program leader, Mimi Rabois.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois at mrabois@icloud.com

Scrabble

Scrabble

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Wednesdays,1:00pm-4:00pm, beginning June 23.

Challenge your mind each week while enjoying a relaxing afternoon of conversation and play.  All skill levels welcome. For more information, contact Jim Hassmer.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm

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.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 2:30-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-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.  No registration necessary.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Intro to Allyship with Indigenous Peoples (ONLINE)

Intro to Allyship with Indigenous Peoples (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 3:30-5:00pm

Being a Good Relative: Introduction to Allyship with Indigenous Peoples 

More than ever, Americans are coming to understand the challenges that Native Americans face due to stereotypes, genocide and land dispossession. Non-Native allies are stepping up in greater numbers than ever to support this new wave of social justice and environmental movements led by Native peoples. In this introductory workshop, Co-directors of the Bioneers Indigeneity Program, Alexis Bunten and Cara Romero, will discuss such questions as: “What is an ally?” and “How do we create spaces where genuine collaboration for social change is possible?” They will also provide step-by-step practical guidelines for building authentically respectful and meaningful partnerships with Indigenous Peoples. Free and open to all. Register in advance, below.

 

About the Presenters:

Co-Director, Alexis Bunten (Unangan/Yup’ik), is a researcher, writer, media-maker, and curriculum developer. After receiving a BA in Art History, Alexis returned to Alaska, where she worked at the Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Subsequently, Alexis earned a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at UCLA. She has published widely about Indigenous and environmental issues in academic and mainstream media outlets. Alexis has won several awards for her work from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and others. Her 2015 book “So, How Long Have You Been Native? Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide” won the Alaska Library Association Award for its originality and depth. Her follow-up anthology, “Indigenous Tourism Movements,” was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018.

Co-Director, Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), is a non-profit leader, communicator, change-maker and award-winning artist. She brings special expertise in working directly with tribes, and in producing cultural events and gatherings. Prior to joining Bioneers in 2011, Cara served as the first Executive Director of the Chemehuevi Cultural Center and was an elected member of the Chemehuevi Tribal Council from 2007-2010. She served as the Chair of the Chemehuevi Education Board and the Chemehuevi Early Education Policy Council. With degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Fine Art Photography, Cara has won numerous awards for her photography, including the Southwest Associations of Indian Art’s Best of Classification award (twice) and has been published in National Geographic and is widely collected by public and private institutions worldwide.

Register for this Zoom presentation by clicking on the link below:


https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcuqopj8uHdUN5R3JT3TOPV3yi8wS-PDC 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Fitness Room Orientation

Fitness Room Orientation

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 4:15-5:30pm

Thursdays, 4:15pm-5:30pm

Make the most of your work out through this hands-on class with experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room. 

You will learn how to use each machine at a setting appropriate to you, receive a personalized exercise routnine on a card that will help you track your future workouts, and learn how to improve the benefits of walking and other heart-focused exercises.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. This class is taught on alternate Thursdays at 6:15pm.

Free and open to all. Registration required below. Deadline for registering is 12 noon the day of the class.

 
 
 
BEGINNING IN OCTOBER CLASS TIME WILL CHANGE TO 3:30PM - 4:45PM

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

Pay for this event online

Fitness Room Orientation

Members and Guests (September 30)
Soul Reflections with Myra Anderson (ONSITE)

Soul Reflections with Myra Anderson (ONSITE)

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

Charlottesville native Myra Anderson will read her poems depicting an intimate journey of life, of black experience past and present, of trauma and hope, ancestors, mental health, and of healing and resilience. A 7th generation descendant of the enslaved families of Monticello and the Enslaved Laborers of the University of Virginia, Myra has been the featured poet at numerous local events. Come engage in this interactive reading event and experience the value of black culture through poetic prose. Her widely anticipated debut poetry book “Reclaimed Roots” is due for release in Fall of 2021. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Soul Reflections with Myra Anderson (ONSITE)

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Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss - NEW

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss - NEW

October 1-10, 2021

Transitions:  Learning to Live with Loss

A program sponsored by Hospice of the Piedmont’s Center for Grief and Healing

Fridays for 10 weeks, October 1-December 10 (class will not meet Nov. 26), 3:00pm-4:30pm.

 

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss will be starting a new series on October 1.  Join Rene Bond, LCSW and bereavement counselor with Hospice of the Piedmont for this life-changing program.  It is for people still adjusting to loss after a year or more, who are now feeling “stuck” and needing additional support in re-establishing personal contacts, connections, and sense of purpose in life.  The focus is on self-determined “steps” rather than “cure” and on discovering our inner resources and those of each other.  There will be a 2-week break between the end of this series and the beginning of the next one.  During this period participants can practice what they have learned and decide if they would like to register for the next 10-week series.

Free and open to all but space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call Hospice of the Piedmont at 434-817-6915 or email teresa.haase@hopva.org to register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

The Center Council Meeting (ONLINE)

The Center Council Meeting (ONLINE)

Monday, October 4, 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. In May and September, the meeting is held on the 2nd Monday. All Center members are welcome to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81550896570

 

Meeting ID: 815 5089 6570
 

Members only.

Location: Online

Bunko

Bunko

Monday, October 4, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

1st and 3rd Mondays of every month 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

If you'd like to play or have questions, contact program leader at Clarece Edson or 434-293-2817.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

If you have recently joined The Center or are considering joining but would like to hear more, you are invited to attend a New & Prospective Member Orientation. There will be a brief presentation, a chance to meet staff and other new members, and a tour of the building. Space is limited; RSVP to KevReyl Wells 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

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

First Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Delaney Hearing Center. These are offered on a drop-in basis when we have Try It Out Tuesday at The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

This is a four week class from October 5th to October 26th.

The fall landscape is dramatically different from every other season!  That drama can be captured by paying attention to:  Color, especially the contrasts of cool against warm, and bright against neutral; light, since the landscape receives more sunlight; and trees, because they reveal their structure. Join popular watercolor artist Jane Skafte – Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $45.00.

 

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Painting the Fall Landscape - Watercolor (ONLINE)

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

The Good Life Series (On site)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

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

Tuesday, October 5  

Neighbors helping Neighbors Naborforce from Richmond will discuss a program that promotes community caregiving for seniors who might need companionship, meals, computer help, pet help, general check-ins and more.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Good Life Series (On site)

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Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

Every other Tuesday 5:30pm - 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! 

Schmooze is currently meeting offsite. Please contact Betty Bollendorf haverhil@gmail.com for more info.

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (October 5)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (October 5)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm

1st Tuesday of each month.

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more.  Adopting a more active lifestyle can evolve into a fun, social experience when you recognize the various ways you can enrich your life.  Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (October 5)

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Fishing Group / Kingfishers  (On site)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (On site)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

1st Wednesday of every month, 9:30am-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!  No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Riverside Theatre - Bright Star

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 9:30-6:30pm

Inspired by a real event and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated Steve Martin and Edie Brickell score, Broadway’s Bright Star is a tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s.   Lunch is included in the price.  Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect. 

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Pay for this event online

Riverside Theatre - Bright Star

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

1st Wednesday of each month

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.

Upcoming Selections:

October 6            American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (The October meeting will be held via ZOOM only).

Click here a few minutes prior to join:

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

 

Nov 3                 Guilty Not Guilty  by Felix Francis

Dec 1                 The Exiles  by Christina Baker Kline

Members only.

Location: Online

Contact: Rosemary Connelly, Book Group Leader rdconnelly2403@gmail.com

Recorder Lessons

Recorder Lessons

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 1:30-3:00pm

 Currently not meeting.

Meets every Wednesday from1:30-3:00 pm.

Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, a longtime musician, teacher and lifetime member of the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it. No experience is necessary; new members to the group are accepted at any time.

You will need to supply your own recorder. Ms. Porter uses the Suzuki Recorder Methods books (soprano or alto) for class instruction. She recommends the Yamaha ECODEAR  instruments with Baroque fingering.  Please consider beginning with the alto recorder if you are a new to the recorder. All appropriate supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors: Amazon.com, West Music.com, Music & Arts.com, Sweet Pipes.com, Shar Music.com, or Walmart.com. If you questions please contact Gary.

$25/month for Standard members and guests. Free for Prime members.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Recorder Lessons

September (Prime members) $0.00
September (Standard members and guests) $25.00
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Meeting (ONLINE)

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Meeting (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

1st Thursday of each month, 10:30am-11:30am

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

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82290395839?pwd=STNKN3UrNkRPNHFpaERLOWdvMmU3QT09

 

Meeting ID: 822 9039 5839

Passcode: 964921

Open to all.

Location: Online

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Howard Horn howard.1938@comcast.net

Artists Reception

Artists Reception

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 4:00-6:00pm

Works by BozART Fine Arts Collective and watercolorist Jane Skafte will be on display at The Center during October thru November.  The Center invites you to celebrate the opening of the October/November gallery hall exhibit at an artists reception on Thursday, October 7, 4:00-6:00PM. This will be your opportunity to meet the artists as you stroll the gallery halls on the first and second floors of The Center complete with music being played live by the Jazz 1-2-3 combo.  Food and drinks will be served. No registration necessary.

“A New Rhythm”, a BozART Fine Arts Collective exhibit will be on display on the first floor.  Eleven Central Virginia artists are showing their work with over thirty paintings and photographic art.  These are recent works of the artists which will include photography, oils, acrylics and watercolors in both realism and abstraction.  The area’s artists represented are Sara Gondwe, Shirley Paul, Brita Lineberger, Craig Lineberger, Julia Kindred, Matalie Deane, Randy Baskerville, Joan Dreiser, Judith Ely, Juliette Swenson and Betty Brubach. 

Jane Skafte’s work will be on the second floor.  Jane looks to nature as a source of inspiration to create art as a poetic rather than a literal depiction of her subject matter, even when drawn to representational landscapes rendered in watercolor.  Jane received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in textile design, and her MFA is from Syracuse University in studio art. She has had solo exhibitions throughout Virginia, and group exhibitions along the east coast, New York and elsewhere.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm

Meets the 1st Thursday of every month, beginning September 2

A jazz jam session is a relatively informal musical event, in which musicians, including both instrumentalists and vocalists, who have not previously rehearsed their performance together, meet to play commonly known standard jazz tunes. The arrangements are created spontaneously by the musicians during performance. There is also a strong focus on individual improvised solos. Musicians may choose to participate in only one song or all songs during the evening.

The styles of jazz music performed during a single jam session can range widely – from early Dixieland jazz from the 1920’s, to big band swing of the 1930’s to 1940’s, popular Broadway tunes, Latin beats, Bebop and Cool jazz of the 1950’s to 1960’s and contemporary jazz from the 1970’s through to today. The jazz jam experience is a fun and educational experience for both participants and the audience. Participants get the chance to practice their jazz improvising skills in front of a live audience and meet other musicians in the local jazz community. Musicians of all abilities and ages from beginners to professionals are welcome to join in. The audience will likely hear some familiar jazz tunes but will also certainly discover new songs performed that they have not heard before.  

Steve Brecker will head up this program. He has a music degree from University of Miami and has played jazz trumpet for 50+ years in a variety of music groups. He is a member of the Charlottesville based Sentimental Journey Big Band and the Charlottesville (Municipal) Band.

Free and open to all. Not a musician? Just come and listen!
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

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, and receive lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 15.00. Materials 20.00 for all participants, 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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Piedmont Pastelists (Onsite and Online)

Piedmont Pastelists (Onsite and Online)

Monday, October 11, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

2nd Monday of each month, 1:00pm-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: The Center

Money and You

Money and You

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Second Tuesday of each month 10:00am - 11:30am

 
Tuesday, October 12, 10:00am-11:30am
Teaching Young People to Save and Invest 
As we get older our appreciation for the value of investing early often increases. But how can you encourage young family members and friends to delay gratification and invest for the long run? Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group, will lead the discussion.
 
 

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Money and You

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Painting with Tamara

Painting with Tamara

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step acrylic painting lesson of a whimsical owl, pictured above. Participants will leave with new skills and your very own masterpiece!  Prime members 15.00, Standard Members and Guests 30.00 (includes materials). 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event online

Painting with Tamara

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $15.00
Book Readings with 3 Local Authors

Book Readings with 3 Local Authors

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm

Alden Bigelow, Harriette Fishburne and Gerry Kruger have published books based on their love of and fascination with animals. Alden’s book,The Great American Mammal Jamboree, was hailed as “the great fable of our time” by clinical psychologist, Dr. Beverly Joyce. Harriette has a book featuring grizzly bears she photographed in Alaska at uncomfortably close range! Gerry’s latest book, On Kruger Pond: Charlie’s Legacy, is about an unforgettable Canada goose that formed a special bond with her and overcame setbacks and challenges. Join them as they share stories and excerpts from their experiences. Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Book Readings with 3 Local Authors

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Mending Walls RVA Tour

Mending Walls RVA Tour

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 9:30-4:00pm

Join us for a 2-hour  tour of Mending Walls RVA -- a public art mural project in Richmond, VA -- which brings together two mural artists from different cultural backgrounds to create a joint mural that addresses and informs the Black Lives Matter movement. The aim of the mural project is to bring about healing through public art while adding something meaningful to the "We Need To Talk" conversation. Price includes the 2-hour tour, discussion with one of the artists, and lunch on your own in the Jackson Ward area.

Activity Level:  Active  

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

Seats available: 15

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Mending Walls RVA Tour

Member $105.00
Guest $125.00
Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group (ONSITE)

Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group (ONSITE)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Every second Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am

All are welcome to join this in-person meeting for Parkinson's Disease caregivers held at The Center. Facilitator Ellie Syverud has cared for a loved one with Parkinson's for the last 20 years. Come with any questions and concerns, share your thoughts and feelings, connect with others who have been where you are.

This meeting is part of the Virginia Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Virginia, UVA Health System.

Open to all. No registration necessary. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Black Fiddlers of Monticello

Black Fiddlers of Monticello

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Black Fiddlers of Monticello tells the story of the three fiddle-playing sons of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, as well as their fiddling cousins, the Scotts. Both families played for important events at Monticello and lived in downtown Charlottesville for a time. This multimedia program will teach participants about these fiddlers’ important musical contributions, and you will hear what the music sounded like through a performance demonstration by David McCormick - violinist, scholar, and 2020 Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies. In addition, the slide show presentation will allow participants to learn about the history of local downtown landmarks. 

About the Creator and Presenter:

David McCormick is a Charlottesville-based violinist and scholar. He is the founding Artistic Director of Early Music Access Project and Executive Director of Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival. He was a 2020 Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Black Fiddlers of Monticello

RSVP $0.00
Senior Statesmen of Virginia*

Senior Statesmen of Virginia*

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 1:30-3:00pm

The October and November meetins will be online only. Info coming soon...
 

Preregistration is required in order to participate in the Zoom meeting. Here is the link to preregister for the Zoom meeting:  

 

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Alzheimers Association Quarterly Education Programs

Alzheimers Association Quarterly Education Programs

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

A collaboration between Alzheimer's Association, JABA and The Center.

Wednesdays, October 13, January 12, April 13, July 13, 2:00-3:00pm 

October 13 - Healthy Living for Your Brain
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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we 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.
Free and open to all.  Register below
 
January 12 - 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
This program gives participants an in-depth look into the warning signs of dementia diseases, Alzheimer’s specifically, and when a person should consider a medical evaluation.  During the program, you will get to hear from experts and persons living with dementia and gain a better understanding of what are typical age-related changes vs. common warning signs of Alzheimer’s will be shared throughout the program.
 
April 13 - Caregivers Self-Care & Advanced Directives
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever.  Join us to learn more about the importance of putting plans in place and how to access legal and financial resources near you.  During the program we will be discussing advance directives in detail and how you can make sure you and your family have everything you need.  Tips for taking care of yourself as a caregiver and stress busting tips will also be shared.
 
July 13 - Communications & Behaviors
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Communication Strategies will provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Alzheimers Association Quarterly Education Programs

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Gemstones with Charlotte (2-4pm)

Gemstones with Charlotte (2-4pm)

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Tiger’s eye, hematite, agate and more – Charlotte Beagle will help you pick out genuine gemstone beads that you can fashion into beautiful statement earrings. Make and take two pair for yourself or as gifts. Guests, 15.00, Standard Members, 10.00, Prime Members free. Materials fee $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 6

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Gemstones with Charlotte (2-4pm)

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

September 9 meeting: Join Tina Ross of Simple Comforts.

2nd Thursday of each month, 4:00pm-5:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Gemstones with Charlotte (5-7pm)

Gemstones with Charlotte (5-7pm)

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 5:00-7:00pm

Tiger’s eye, hematite, agate and more – Charlotte Beagle will help you pick out genuine gemstone beads that you can fashion into beautiful statement earrings. Make and take two pair for yourself or as gifts. Guests, 15.00, Standard Members, 10.00, Prime Members free. Materials fee $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Gemstones with Charlotte (5-7pm)

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
African American Authors Book Club (ONLINE)

African American Authors Book Club (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm

Second Thursday of each month

This event is now ONLINE

The African American Authors Book Club (AAABC) has been reading books by African American or African authors since 1996.  While selected books are by African American authors, the club members are racially and culturally diverse and join together each month to enjoy intellectual discussions and camaraderie. All are welcome.  

Thursday, August 12 - Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West

Join Zoom Meeting

https://virginia.zoom.us/j/92668753609?pwd=T1FYTUxjWmFXZExaRTVnTEdIdnpEZz09

Meeting ID: 926 6875 3609
Passcode: 694623
 

Thursday, October 14 - Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey

Thursday, November 11 - Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Open to all.

Location: Online

Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6:30-8:30pm

WILL MEET ONLINE September 9

2nd Thursday of each month

Center members are invited to join the Charlottesville Camera Club for their monthly meetings! For more information contact Gerry Bishop or Liz Marshall.  No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Online

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Essentials of Drawing with Jane Skafte

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

This is a four week class from October 15-November 5th.

This class is designed to give you a good foundation in the basics of drawing. You will become familiar with several drawing styles, rendering techniques, and principles of perspective in order to draw different subjects with ease and accuracy. Artist Jane Skafte will cover still life, drawing from photographs and portraits, in pencil, ink and colored pencil. 

Supplies for drawing (please bring these to class):

  • Quality Drawing Pencils, like a tin of Derwent graphite pencils
  • Sketch book (at least 14" in short dimension) Drawing or Mixed media
  • Erasers: kneaded eraser and white vinyl
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Drawing pens-- like micron pens. One brush pen
  • Optional: Colored pencils

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Daytime)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Daytime)

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

3rd Friday of every month, 11:00am-12:00pm

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more.  Adopting a more active lifestyle can evolve into a fun, social experience when you recognize the various ways you can enrich your life.  Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Daytime)

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Felting Pumpkins, Ghouls and Goblins

Felting Pumpkins, Ghouls and Goblins

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Fall is here, and everyone loves a cute needle felted pumpkin or ghoul! Come learn basic needle felting techniques and make either a pumpkin, ghoul or goblin. No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form.  Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Felting Pumpkins, Ghouls and Goblins

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Soul Expressions - Dance Party (ONSITE)

Soul Expressions - Dance Party (ONSITE)

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 6:00-9:00pm

In an abundance of caution, this event is currently cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the Spring. Stay tuned!

 

Join us for an evening of crowd-pleasing songs and styles, from Motown from the 80’s and onward, with a few other gems thrown in to keep you on your feet. From the minute this dynamic party band takes the stage, you’ll realize that this is a group at the very top of their game. From their commanding stage presence to powerhouse singing and tight musicianship, Soul Expressions knows how to have a good time – and makes sure that everyone in the audience does, too. Bring your dancing shoes and boogie down at The Center with us! Fee: $10 per person at the door.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Alzheimers Association Support Group

Alzheimers Association Support Group

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 9:30-10:30am

A collaboration between Alzheimer's Association, JABA and The Center

3rd Tuesday of every month

Are you providing caregiving for someone with Alzheimers?  This monthly program will enable you to build a support system with people who understand.  Alzheimer's Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers to develop a support system, exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources. 

Free and open to all.  Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Alzheimers Association Support Group

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON-SITE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON-SITE)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

3rd Tuesday of each month

Free and open to all.  

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00-11:00 am                                                                                                                                                                       Reverse Mortgages – Deal or No Deal? In depth review of Reverse Mortgages and paying for care in your home. What is a reverse mortgage? There’s an upside and a downside to Reverse Mortgages and its not a good fit for everyone. Learn how they work, who can benefit from them, what the pitfalls are and where to get more detailed information.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON-SITE)

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Fall Paper Crafting

Fall Paper Crafting

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting experience to help you create a birthday card and thank you card, and two adorable Halloween candy boxes pictured above (candy included, too!). All welcome to join in the holiday fun. Prime members: free, Standard members and Guests, $10.00. Materials fee: $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Fall Paper Crafting

Standard Members and Guests $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Financial Wellness Series (in partnership with CFA Institute)

Financial Wellness Series (in partnership with CFA Institute)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm

Plan for a financially secure Retirement  -  4-part series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 19, 21, 26, 28, 6:30-8:00 pm

Are you getting ready to retire or just dreaming about it.This course is for you! You will get an introduction to specialized vocabulary associated with different types of investing; learn the process of creating a retirement budget that plans for inflation and predicts future income and expenses; learn how to manage debt when your income is fixed; understand how your expenses, including health care costs, will change when you retire; and much more! Join Jorgen Vik, CFP®,  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.
 
This course is open to all. Guests - $20 for the course; Center members- free. Please register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Financial Wellness Series (in partnership with CFA Institute)

Prime and standard members $0.00
Guests $20.00
Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am

Join Dr. Kristin Koch , Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.  Free and open to all.   Registration required if attending on-site.

 

Wednesday, October 20, 10:00-11:00 am

Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

New research is emerging showing a strong link between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Join us to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. This interesting presentation will guide you easily through the latest complex research and give you some practical tips and tricks for everyday life.

 

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

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

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

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

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New and Prospective Member Orientation

New and Prospective Member Orientation

Wednesday, October 20, 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 KevReyl Wells.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Fine Arts and Flowers

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 8:00-3:30pm

“Fine Arts and Flowers” is a spectacular museum-wide exhibition of 80 floral interpretations inspired by the works in the museum collection.  The floral designs are by The Garden Club of Virginia and several other garden organizations.  Lunch is on your own at the museum.  Price includes a guided tour of the exhibit. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.  VMFA members must present their membership #. 

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

Seats available: 15

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Fine Arts and Flowers

Member $68.00
Guest $88.00
VMFA Member Price $53.00
Fighting Political Gridlock – Lecture and Book Signing with David Toscano

Fighting Political Gridlock – Lecture and Book Signing with David Toscano

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 5:00-6:30pm

Fighting Political Gridlock – Lecture and Book Signing with David Toscano

Thursday, October 21st, 5-6:30pm

In this profoundly polarized era, the nation has been transfixed on the politics of Washington and its seemingly impenetrable gridlock. Many of the decisions that truly affect people’s lives, however, are being made not on the federal level but in the states. State governments are acting on numerous vital issues, often impacting citizens and their communities far more than the decision makers in D.C. Few Americans really understand their state governments or the issues they address. In Fighting Political Gridlock, former Democratic leader in the Virginia House of Delegates David Toscano reveals how the states are working around the impasse in Washington and how their work is increasingly shaping society. Free and open to all - masks required. Register in advance.

More About David:

David J. Toscano served 14 years (2006-20) in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 57th District, which includes all of Charlottesville and parts of Albemarle County. First elected in 2005, David’s priorities included education, renewable energy, environmental protection, affordable healthcare, reproductive rights, expanded services for the disabled and poor, and reforms to Virginia’s adoption and foster care laws. He was the Democratic leader in the House of Delegates from 2011 to 2018. Prior to serving in the state legislature, he served 12 years on Charlottesville’s City Council, including a stint as Mayor.

David continues to write and comment upon state issues, both in Virginia and around the nation, through his blog, “Why States Matter”, articles, and books. He has recently completed Bellwether: Comments on Virginia’s Political Transformation, 2006-2020, a book on his experiences in politics and policy while in the General Assembly.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Fighting Political Gridlock – Lecture and Book Signing with David Toscano

RSVP $0.00
Five Wishes

Five Wishes

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, October 21, 6:00-7:00 pm  

More than just an Advanced Directive, Five Wishes brings a holistic approach to a living will by including an individual's care and comfort choices. It provides a means to legally document your choices for medical treatment and end of life wishes. Presented by Legacy Hospice.

Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Discovering Scuba

Discovering Scuba

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Have you ever thought about adding scuba to your travel activities? Scuba diving is an activity suitable for adventurers of all ages. Come hear Chip Earle, PADI Master Diver Instructor and Owner of Dive Connections, share about the many opportunities and benefits diving provides – physiological benefits, learning about ocean health, local opportunities to experience scuba and weightlessness underwater. Chip has trained over 2,000 students and provided over 200 trips to divers from the Central Virginia area. He also founded SeaDevil, a Charlottesville based dive club, and created and founded Scuba Jam, a Labor Day event for youth divers throughout the area.

Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 60

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Discovering Scuba

RSVP $0.00
Multimedia Collage

Multimedia Collage

Friday, October 22, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

Stretch your creative mind to make a painting of whimsical shapes & colors in this fun class using multiple media with instruction from Jan Settle.  Every painting will be a unique expression of your imagination!  Open to all. Prime members: Free,  Standard Members and Guests 20.00. Materials fee, $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Multimedia Collage

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Luncheon at The Center

Luncheon at The Center

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

4th Wednesday of every month (except for November & December which will be November 17 & December 15), 11:30am - 12:30pm

The monthly luncheons at The Center are back!  Come together to meet old friends and make new ones.  Enjoy a good meal and good conversation.  Members $15.  Guests $16.  Registration required. Deadline for registration is the Friday before each luncheon

September's Menu - 
Baked Chicken
Green Beans
Macaroni and Cheese
Cole Slaw
Biscuits
Lemon Pound Cake

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Luncheon at The Center

Members (September 22) $15.00
Guests (September 22) $16.00

National D Day Memorial 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 8:00-4:30pm

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA is a moving tribute to the American and Allied Forces that fought in the largest amphibious invasion of all time.  The Memorial overlooks Bedford which suffered the greatest loss per capita in the U.S. during the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944.   Also included is a tour of the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library.  Lunch on your own at Olde Liberty Station.  Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Bedford, VA

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National D Day Memorial 2021

Member $74.00
Guest $94.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 10:30-1:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tropical Beauties Cards

Tropical Beauties Cards

Friday, October 29, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make 3 unique tropical themed cards, 2 vertical and 1 horizontal. Add embellishments and sentiments to create your stand-alone masterpiece. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 10.00, 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

Seats available: 12

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Tropical Beauties Cards

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00

Peaks of Otter

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 9:30-5:00pm

Travel into the heart of the  Blue Ridge Mountains on our way to the historic Peaks of Otter Lodge in Bedford, Virginia.  Enjoy lunch at the Lake View Restaurant overlooking tranquil Abbott Lake.  After lunch, enjoy a walk around the beautiful lake.  Lunch on your own.  Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Bedford, VA

Seats available: 8

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Peaks of Otter

Member $55.00
Guest $75.00
Pre- and Post- European Contact - ONLINE

Pre- and Post- European Contact - ONLINE

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

This is the first of the four-part Speaker Series "Indigenous Americans - We're Still Here"

Dr. Kasey Jernigan will offer an overview of Indigenous peoples’ pre-European contact, focusing on what is currently known as Virginia and the southeastern seaboard. Indigenous ways of knowing and being pre-contact will be re-imagined and considered to provide context for the traumatic experiences post-contact that have shaped contemporary experiences and forms of erasure of Indigenous peoples. Dr. Jernigan is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Her work focuses on health at the intersections of issues related to structural violence, historical trauma, heritage narratives, and meaning-making among Indigenous communities. Free and open to all. Register in advance here by clicking on the Zoom link here:

Zoom link coming

Open to all.

Location: Online

The Art of Postage Stamp Design

The Art of Postage Stamp Design

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

Greg Breeding, President and Studio Director of The Journey Group, has served as an art director for the United States Postal Service for 10 years. Very few Americans know how stamp subjects are chosen and the process by which they become stamp designs. Join Greg at The Center as he shares some of the behind-the-scenes stories and images by showcasing some of his work - in collaboration with countless others who strive to tell the American story – from historical events, distinguished Americans, and even pop culture.

BIO

For Greg, strong communication—visual or spoken—is always about clarity. A graphic designer at heart and by trade, Greg’s decidedly Swiss perspective is shaped by years designing magazines, art-directing postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and taking an annual pilgrimage to (where else?) Switzerland to study the craft. Since co-founding Journey Group in 1992, he’s brought strong design thinking to our many client relationships, building rapport through genuine interest, well-told stories, and a subtle Southern drawl.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 45

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The Art of Postage Stamp Design

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Pinochle

Pinochle

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

NEW  - Pinochle at The Center

Fridays, 10-12pm beginning November 5th

Pinochle is back at The Center! Try your hand at this popular game played with a 48-card deck, where you score points with meld and by winning tricks. Experienced and new-to-the-game players welcome to 3 person and 4 person games. Contact Barry if interested. Members only. Come join in the fun at The Center!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Mending Walls Documentary

Mending Walls Documentary

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Join us for a viewing of Mending Walls: The VPM Documentary highlights the groundbreaking public art project in Richmond, VA that aims to establish empathy and connection through art. Mending Walls RVA was created by award-winning artist and activist Hamilton Glass in the Spring of 2020 in response to the community unrest following the death of George Floyd. This public art project brings together over 30 artists paired together from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and perspectives to have conversations and create art that will spark deeper conversations and promote healing across racial divides. 

Producer Pam Hervey and Director of Photography Todd Hervey are multiple Emmy winners for their broadcast work on public television. They created the 13-episode series The Art Scene which aired on VPM PBS from September 2019 – May 2020 and earned four Emmy nominations for the first seven episodes of the season. 

Co-producer Hamilton Glass is a painter, public artist, and activist living in Richmond, and is the creator and founder of Mending Walls RVA. He is the recipient of the 2021 Pioneer Award for Excellence in Arts & Civic Leadership from RIFF Arts for this mural project. Photo credit: Katrina Taggart-Hecksherz and Brenda Soque

Run Time: 57 minutes

Open to all.

Location: The Center Auditorium

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Mending Walls Documentary

RSVP $0.00
Mapping Erasure: Acknowledging the Siouan Indians of the Piedmont - ONLINE

Mapping Erasure: Acknowledging the Siouan Indians of the Piedmont - ONLINE

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

This is the second of the four-part Speaker Series, "Indigenous Americans - We're Still Here"

Lucie Wall Stylianopoulos (North Carolina Saponi heritage) is the Research Librarian for Art, Archaeology, Classics, and Indigenous Studies at the University of Virginia. Lucie’s presentation will concentrate on her exploration of the Catawba deerskin map and colonial settler maps of Piedmont North Carolina and Virginia. This ongoing research weaves family stories into public records and settler documents to shed light on the systematic erasure of Indian tribes of the southeast both before and after the American Revolution. Free and open to all. Register in advance by clicking on the link below:

Link coming soon

Open to all.

Location: Online

Felted Santa Ornaments

Felted Santa Ornaments

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

Have fun felting one of these jolly old souls with fiber artist Donna Markey. Donna is a patient, creative teacher who delights in seeing peoples' creativity come to life as they make their felted masterpieces. No experience necessary - all levels welcome. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Felted Santa Ornaments

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Holiday Bling with Charlotte

Holiday Bling with Charlotte

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Bling is the thing for the holidays! Come make jewelry with an extra sparkle for yourself or as gifts. You will have your choice of crafting earrings using glass beads and crystals or earrings or bracelets using colorful chains of rhinestone banding. Guests, 15.00, Standard Members 10.00, Prime Members: Free. Materials fee for all: $10.00 payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Holiday Bling with Charlotte

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00

Riverside Theatre - Meet Me in St. Louis

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 9:30-6:30pm

Based on the heartwarming MGM film starring Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a wholesome and delightful portrait of an American family eagerly anticipating the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. This musical includes seven of the best-loved songs from the film plus ten additional songs especially for the stage. Memorable musical numbers include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song, and Whenever I’m With you.  Lunch is included.  Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.     

Activity level:  Easy. 

Open to all.

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

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Riverside Theatre - Meet Me in St. Louis

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Where We Are Now - ONLINE

Where We Are Now - ONLINE

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

This is the third program in our Speaker Series, "Native Americans - We're Still Here"
 
Where We Are Now: A Snapshot of One School Division’s Partnerships and Efforts to Re-Center Indigenous American Identities and Lenses
 

Albemarle County Public Schools Equity Specialist Lars Holmstrom will share how this local school division is working to build partnerships and take actions to re-center Indigenous American identities and perspectives, including but not limited to those of the seven federally recognized Tribes of Virginia. He will share the journey from recognizing areas for growth within this school system, through the path of partnering and establishing clear actions, and on to stories of surprise and hope from along the journey. Free and open to all. Register in advance by clicking on the link below:

Link coming soon

Open to all.

Location: Online

The Future of Native Americans - ONLINE

The Future of Native Americans - ONLINE

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

This is the fourth program in our four-part Speaker Series, "Native Americans - We're Still Here"

Michael Wilson (Potawatomi Heritage) will moderate a panel of Native young adults as they describe their personal journeys growing up, attending post-secondary education, and moving into their chosen careers in a culture that has been impacted by constant attempts at erasure of Native Americans. These young adults will describe their personal stories of understanding and coming to grips with their own Native heritage in light of the dominant culture in the US and Virginia specifically.  Each of these young adults either are currently or have been students at University of Virginia and part of the Native American Student Union (NASU) on grounds. Free and open to all. Register in advance by clicking on the link below:

Link coming soon.

Open to all.

Location: Online

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 8:00-5:00pm

The National Museum of the U.S. Army, located at Ft. Belvoir, VA is the first museum to tell the entire story of the Army, existing since 1775.  The museum, which honors America’s soldiers,  provides a comprehensive portrayal of Army history and tradition.  Lunch on your own at the museum.

Activity Level: Moderate

Open to all.

Location: Ft Belvoir, VA

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY

Member $65.00
Guest $85.00
Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 12:00-4:30pm

Learn to make beautiful monoprints, gelatin prints and mixed media for holiday cards and stationery. Jane Skafte will teach simple techniques for creating cards that can be mailed, tied to gifts, or given as art prints. This one-day workshop will cover card design, color mixing, image transfer, lettering and embellishment. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 15.00, Guests: 20.00. Materials fee 25.00 for everyone, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 6-7, 2021

Enjoy a one-night stay at the Griffin Hotel in Williamsburg's historic district. You will have time to stroll, dine (on your own) and shop. On our way to Williamsburg, we will enjoy shopping at the Williamsburg Pottery in time to purchase beautiful pottery for your holiday gift-giving. Breakfast is included at the hotel and includes two (2) historic area access tickets per room, valid for the length of stay. Holiday decorations will be on display. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Active 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

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Williamsburg Getaway

Member - Double per person $185.00
Member - Single $370.00
Guest - Double per person $235.00
Guest - Single $420.00
Felted Angels with Donna Markey

Felted Angels with Donna Markey

Friday, December 10, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Fiber artist Donna Markey will help you choose your colors and show you how to felt your very own angel. Give as a cherished handmade gift or keep for yourself. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Felted Angels with Donna Markey

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00

Virginia Christmas Spectacular

Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 9:15-4:00pm

Come experience the splendor of Christmas as Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA  presents the 2021 Virginia Christmas Spectacular, featuring the legendary Living Christmas Tree.  The production is filled with an encouraging story, uplifting music, dazzling lights, hundreds of musicians, dancers, performers, and a 37 foot Christmas tree!  Lunch on your own. Activity Level - Easy. Open to all. 

Members only.

Location: Lynchburg

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Virginia Christmas Spectacular

Member $80.00
Guest $100.00

Costa Brava, Spain 2022

April 22-30, 2022

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

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

Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: Costa Brava, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Portugal 2022

May 20-28, 2022

This trip is SOLD OUT - We travel to Portugal where we will stay in a beautiful property that dates back to the 18th century! The property is located in the Minho, historical Provincia, region of northwesternmost Portugal which is 35 minutes from Porto.  *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air, all meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips.  We will share details of the day trips and amenities for this trip as we get closer to the date. Price per person based on double occupancy: $4095. Deposit of $1000 is due by August 1, 2021.  The final payment is due by December  6, 2021. A valid passport is required.  Travel Protection is additional and suggested. Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org

Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: Portugal

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Alaska and the Yukon

August 6-17, 2022

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

Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: Alaska

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2022

Tuscany 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 12:01-11:59pm

We have three departures for a week stay in Tuscany:

Week 1:  September 30 - October 8, 2022

Week 2:  October 7 - 15, 2022

Week 3:  October 14 - 22, 2022 

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

Activity Level:  Active

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

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

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Tuscany 2022

Deposit $1,000.00