Tai Chi Mornings - July (ON SITE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 8:30-9:30am

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 26

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings - July (ON SITE)

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

Hiking-Monday

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 9:00-3:00pm

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

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

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

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

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

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

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:30 AM

 

BEGINNING JULY 1, THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS)

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

To join in the class, click here:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74847944682?pwd=U3FBald6U1kwb2EyNFlIUGJzUUlxQT09

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

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

Primetime Fitness - July (ON SITE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  This class is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  It includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - July (ON SITE)

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

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

English Country Dance- July (ON SITE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays at 1 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

BEGINNING JUNE 1, REGISTRATION AND CLASS FEE ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Non-members (July) $40.00
Standard members (July) $30.00
Prime members $0.00

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 8:00-9:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 9:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Have you recently joined The Center at Belvedere? Are you considering joining, but would like to learn more? Join us for a new and prospective member orientation. Enjoy samples from our Greenberry’s Coffee Co., attend a brief presentation about The Center, and tour our beautiful new facility. Space is limited; RSVP to Judy Gardner via email by July 2. Thank you to The Colonnades for its support of this event.Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Arthritis Exercise (July) ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise (July) ON SITE

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (July) ON SITE

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

Online Watercolor Class starts June 30

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:30pm

This class is held each Tuesday for four weeks until July 21st

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

Jane is creating a private Facebook group for those who would like to share their finished work online and get feedback from Jane and other participants.

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

 

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

 

Supply list:

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

Pencil

Painting palette for watercolor paints 

Water container

Paper towels or a rag

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

Wash brush (1")

Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)

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

Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)

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

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

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

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

Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Class starts June 30

Standard Members and Guests $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 2:10-3:10pm

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Register $0.00
Moving to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Moving to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

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

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

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

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

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

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

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net
 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Current Events Talk - July 8 (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk - July 8 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am -  NOW BEING HELD AT THE CENTER!

Welcome to the program! Meetings are designed to encourage an enjoyable discussion about important issues. The discussion leader will highlight the major issues during the first five minutes of the event. Then input is welcome. The discussion leader will keep the conversation balanced, making sure that all who wish to speak have the opportunity. We are committed to sponsoring friendly and civil discussions. We want to respectful of all opinions, different points of view. All ideas about the important topics of our times are welcomed.

You are welcome to send suggestions about interesting topics for discussion. Please send your ideas to RBTKLB@gmail.com. In the heading of your email message, indicate “Current Events Suggestions”   

 

July 8 topic

Immigration Reform: Past, Present and Future.” Join Jim Donahue from the Charlottesville History Club for a vibrant discussion.  He will recap the various immigration measures that Congress has taken over the previous 30 years and then open the floor for discussion.

Debates about immigration have been around a long time but have heated up in the past ten years.

Some stress that America is a nation of immigrants. They point to the hard work of immigrants in farming and building and the immigrants’ contributions in science and technology. Protect the youths who grew up here (DACA), they urge, and keep the doors of opportunity open for newcomers!

Others warn that millions of people want to move here because of troubles in their countries. We cannot accept everyone who wants to come to the USA. Immigration should be limited to those who will not be a burden on our schools, hospitals, and social services. Also, we should not let immigrants take jobs away from Americans, especially during a pandemic and recession.

What do you think? What lessons do you draw from our history of immigration, and what should our leaders do about the many people who want to come here?

 

 


       
 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk - July 8 (ON SITE)

RSVP (July 8) $0.00

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Senior Fitness Online

Wednesdays, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm (NEW TIME!)

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! Cick on this link to join each class:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83794869062

Open to all.

Location: Online

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Frances Howell (434) 985 – 7713

Online Sketching Class with Jane Skafte

Online Sketching Class with Jane Skafte

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

This class is held each Wednesday for four weeks until July 22nd

This Sketching class enables you to discover your own style and develop a kind of shorthand that helps you find a way of working that "summarizes" the overwhelming amount of detail in any subject. You will learn to record what you see and represent it in the most economical way.

We will cover sketching, doodling and noodling, which is shading with pencil and ink to show light and dark and texture. I will be referring to Bert Dodson's books "Keys to Drawing" and "Keys to Drawing with Imagination" for exercises (both available on Amazon) and will send PDFs of material that we will cover in advance of your class.

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

Recommended Supplies:

Sketchbook with paper recommended for mixed media

index cards

several pencils (hard and soft)

pencil sharpener

erasers

drawing pens

Open to all.

Location: Online

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

OVER 50 PILATES (ONLINE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

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

TO JOIN IN, CLICK HERE:

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

OVER 50 PILATES (ONLINE)

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

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Tap Dancing Lessons -July (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons -July (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

All levels: 10:30am - 11:30 am 

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

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons -July (ON SITE)

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

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

BEGINNING JUNE 1, REGISTRATION AND CLASS FEE ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Non-members (July) $35.00
Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime members (July) $0.00
Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 1:00-1:45pm

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm


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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 3:00-5:00pm

Meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Supporting Local Trees (ONLINE)

Supporting Local Trees (ONLINE)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

How to Support Urban and Rural Trees in the Charlottesville Area

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards (CATS) mission is to "support rural and urban forests and promote knowledge and understanding of the value of trees for present and future generations." Tree Steward Tim Maywalt will teach us how to identify various trees, care for and protect them, and recommend what trees to choose for planting in your own backyard.  Projects of the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards include: woodland restoration at Ivy Creek Nature Center by removing non-native invasive plants, creating and implementing Tree Steward training classes, and holding tree sales. There will be time for questions and discussion following Tim's presentation. 

 

Tim moved to Charlottesville from Northern Virginia where he was a 2011 graduate of TreeStewards Arlington and Alexandria. He has been a volunteer at Monticello, removing and controlling invasive English ivy at the World Heritage site.

Carolyn Merrick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

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Location: Online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, July 10, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, (STARTS APRIL 24), 11:00 AM

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

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Friday, July 10, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

This class is held each Friday for four weeks until July 10th

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

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $45.00

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

Materials needed:

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 1

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00

OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

SATURDAYS

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

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

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

TO JOIN IN THE PROGRAM, CLICK HERE: 

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Members only.

Location: Online

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OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime Members (July) $0.00

Balance and Stabilization Demos (ON SITE)

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Enjoy theses demos for free, but please register below!

Monday, July 13, 11:00 am-12 noon

OR

Monday, July 20, 11:00 am -12 noon

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. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Demos are free and open to everyone.

 

(Beginning in August the class will be available for Center members; free for Prime Members; $30/month for standard members). Registration is required for all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Balance and Stabilization Demos (ON SITE)

July 13 Demo $0.00
July 20 Demo $0.00
Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

History

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

What just happened? Unemployment near record highs, earnings down, Congress relief measures, and still stock markets have bounced back close to all-time highs. How can that be? Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner and Partner with the SKV Group will lead the discussion. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW!

 

* 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™ 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 & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00
CyberSecurity Basics: Protecting your Personal Data at Home (ONLINE)

CyberSecurity Basics: Protecting your Personal Data at Home (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm

This special presentation for Center members will focus on the fundamental principles and best practices every home computer user should know in order to keep their personal and financial information safe from online threats. Phil Jadeborg, CEO and Founder of PJ Networks Computer Services, will start with the basics of how data can get compromised and explain the concepts behind “malicious code”, breaking everything down into plain English using easy-to-understand analogies with real life examples that he has encountered during his 25-year career in Information Technology (IT). So, whether you want to know how phishing e-mails really work and how to spot one when it arrives in your Inbox, or when a phone call “from Microsoft” should make you very suspicious, you won’t want to miss this fun and informative virtual live event!  No prior knowledge of advanced computer concepts required.

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Dedollarization - The US Dollar and Global Economic Leadership (ONLINE)

Dedollarization - The US Dollar and Global Economic Leadership (ONLINE)

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

As new world economic powers rise, some countries have begun to question their dependence on the United States Dollar. The world's primary reserve currency for just over 75 years, the Dollar's dominance is now being challenged as countries move to conduct trade in their national currency or adopt new reserve currencies entirely. Join us for a discussion of this trend, known as dedollarization, and its implications for the United States' global economic leadership. Julian Waters is a Charlottesville/Albemarle native who ran for the Albemarle County School Board prior to attending George Mason University, where he studies Government and Public Policy. 

 

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, July 17, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group at the Senior Center. No matter what your medium or skill level, you will enjoy the creative, pressure-free environment of a colorful group of novice and experienced artists. You can work from your own photos, pictures or illustrations or bring your own still life. There is no formal instruction, but plenty of help and advice from others if you need it. As a member of the group, you are also welcome to hang one or two framed pieces of your work in the bimonthly art show in the second floor hallway of the Senior Center. The Art Group meets in the craft room on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Mixed Media Workshop (ON SITE)

Mixed Media Workshop (ON SITE)

Monday, July 20, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

2 sessions, July 20th and 27th 1-3 pm

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

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests –  25.00

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 6

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Mixed Media Workshop (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Zoom Bingo and Trivia Time (ONLINE)

Zoom Bingo and Trivia Time (ONLINE)

Monday, July 20, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: Online

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Zoom Bingo and Trivia Time (ONLINE)

Members $0.00

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

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

 

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Open to all.

Location: Online

5 Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (ONLINE)

5 Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (ONLINE)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Five Element Acupuncturist Jamie Paxton will introduce Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. You will learn what to expect from acupuncture treatment, the myriad of symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture treatments are recommended, and how Chinese Medicine can enhance the quality of your life.

Jamie Paxton, M.A. in Acupuncture, embraces a holistic approach to treatment and addresses both physical and emotional well-being in her practice. She has also completed study in Chinese and Western Herbalism and advanced pulse diagnosis. Chinese Medicine has been a great source of healing in her life, inspiring her to share this medicine with others.

 

 

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Location: Online

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a kayak on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering in a sit-on-top kayak. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00.  (Min: Participants= 6 Max Participants = 14)

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

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Seats available: 14

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Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, August 2, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, August 2, 2020 | 1:30-3:30pm

Upcoming Features:

January 26  – Sidewalks of New York

February 2 – Same Kind of Different as Me

February 9 – Roman J. Israel, Esq.

February 16 – Breakthrough

February 23 – The Impossible

March 1 – Fly Away Home

March 8 – Return to Me

March 15 – And So It Goes

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong - Sundays

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 12:30-2:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 1:00-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Enjoy light refreshments and laughter, companionship, and great stories as members get acquainted, promote programs, and discuss life events.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 12:00-3:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 12:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Mah Jongg - Western (Tues)

Mah Jongg - Western (Tues)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 1:00-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center at Belvedere

Chronic Pain Support Group

Chronic Pain Support Group

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 1:15-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE (Ballroom Dancing to Cues): January 28, 2019, Tuesday, 1:15-3:15 pm. Price of Round Dances: Center Members: $18 per couple ($9 per person); Nonmembers/guests: $20 per couple ($10 per person). Dances are for anyone with round dance experience—not just for those who took the previous series of lessons.

NEXT ROUND DANCE LESSONS – Series of 8 Classes begins Feb. 4, 2020;  1:15-3:15 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. Fees cover each 8 week session and are due on the first Tuesday of class. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge. Chip Hopper and Elaine Rudert- Hopper are the instructors.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Mexican Train Dominoes

Mexican Train Dominoes

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

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

KINGFISHERS

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

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

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

To join the July Zoom discussion, click on this link:

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

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

July 1: The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

August 5:  People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks    

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

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 11:30-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 12:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 12:30-4:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 7:00-8:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 9:00-12:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

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

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

Members only.

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

This is an Open meeting.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

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

Do you care for someone with Parkinson's Disease or know someone who does? You're invited to join in this monthly support group. For more information on the group and to join in the virtual meeting, contact program leader, Patsy Asuncion.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Apple/Mac classes are held for both new and experienced Apple product users. Clay Sisk coordinates meetings; contact him via email to receive weekly program announcements. In the first hour, some Mac basics and utilities for new users are covered, and then other topics as detailed on their email announcement. In the second hour, iPad and iPhone basics and accessories are covered. If you want to be on the Apple/Mac email list, send a message to Clay Sisk at siskva@mac.com This mailing has many valuable links for Apple/Mac users. Free for Senior Center members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Financial Consultation

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Backgammon

Backgammon

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets every Thursday. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Thursdays Around 5

Thursdays Around 5

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 5:03-7:00pm

Thursdays, 5:02-7:00 pm

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Hearts and Spades

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

NEW! HEARTS AND SPADES

Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 12:45-1:45pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Dorothy Richards 434.973.5713

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 2:30-4:00pm

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 3:00-4:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, August 9, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online and at home

Pay for this event online

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

Standard Members and Guests $70.00
Prime Members $60.00
All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

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

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

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

Learn how to confidently paddle a Standup Paddleboard on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering a standup paddleboard. Participants will first learn to paddle from a kneeling position and then, when they feel ready, will have a chance to try out standing. It is easier than most people think it will be! This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00. 

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

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek Park - Off Site

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

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

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman - Online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman - Online

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

Doris will return in August!

 

 

 
 

 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, August 21, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, August 21, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Tracy Meade will guide you through any questions you have about long term care insurance. If you have inquiries about an existing policy, you are welcome to bring the policy with you. Please note that space is very limited; there are only 2 appointments available each month. Please register at the Welcome Desk. (434) 974-7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Friday, August 21, 2020 | 3:30-11:30pm

We are planning a trip to the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs to enjoy the music of the legendary Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives - We have reserved pavilion seating tickets. 

We are making all the arrangments with the health and well-being of our travelers - Those who chose to travel with us will be required to follow all guidelines that are in place in August. 

Dinner is on your own - you may bring your own or purchase at the festival if available.  Space is limited and capacity controlled. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Member $98.00
Guest $118.00

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda - linda@thecentercville.org

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Seats available: 16

Pay for this event online

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

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

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Odyssey Cruise - Fall Foliage

Odyssey Cruise - Fall Foliage

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 8:15-5:30pm

UPDATE: We have rescheduled our trip to DC on board the Odyssey Potomac lunch for Friday, October 23rd. 

Space is LIMITED  - Call to check availability to make your reservation 434 974 6538 Join us as we set sail on the Potomac River aboard the glass-topped Odyssey cruise ship.  The Odyssey will cruise beneath historic bridges and travel past Washington, DC's greatest landmarks.  You will be served an upscale, three-course lunch with the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and view the Fall scenery if Mother Nature cooperates.   Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Odyssey Cruise - Fall Foliage

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00

Riverside Theatre - Meet me in St. Louis

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 9:30-6:30pm

Based on the heartwarming MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family.  It is the summer of 1903 and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair.  The family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks.  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 in the price. Activity Level- Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Fredericksburg

Pay for this event online

Riverside Theatre - Meet me in St. Louis

Member $115.00
Guest $135.00

Riverside Center - Meet Me in St. Louis

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 9:30-6:00pm

Join us as we travel to Fredericksburg, VA. to enjoy the musical based on the heartwarming MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis. It is a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903 and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. The family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. 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 in the price.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside Center - Meet Me in St. Louis

Member $115.00
Guest $135.00
Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 7-8, 2020

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED  -DECEMBER 7th one night. Enjoy a night stay at the Griffin Hotel in Williamsburg's historic district. You will have time to stroll, dine (on your own) and shop. On our way to Williamsburg, we will enjoy shopping at the Williamsburg Pottery in time to purchase beautiful pots for your holiday gift-giving. On the return, we will shop "til we drop at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Breakfast is included at the hotel.  Holiday decorations will be on display. Open to all, Activity Level - Active. 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Pay for this event online

Williamsburg Getaway

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

Royal Caribbean International - Anthem of the Seas

January 4-15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Passport Required.

Travel protection is available.

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

Call Travel office for rates and availability.

Open to all.

Location: Southern Caribbean

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

April 13-21, 2021

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

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

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

SALE - Book your reservation by June 19th, 2020 and receive a $100 discount, In addition, if you have traveled with Home Comfort Travel in the past you will receive an additional $100 off.

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Portugal 2021

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

PORTUGAL -

April 30 - May 8, 021 

May 7 -15, 2021 

We are offering two opportunities to travel to Portugal in 2021.  We will stay in the Casa de Vilela in Santo Tirso, Portugal 

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

SALE - Make your reservation by June 19th, 2020 and receive a $100 discount

             In addition, if you have traveled on a HomeComfort Travel trip in the past you will receive an additional $100 off. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

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

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

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

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2021

Tuscany 2021

October 1-9, 2021

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

Week 1 - October 1 - 9, 2021 _SOLD OUT 

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

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

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

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

SALE - Book your reservation by June 19th,2020 and receive a $100 discount, In addition, if you have traveled with Home Comfort Travel in the past you will receive an additional $100 off. 

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org