Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Tuesday/Thursday series 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.  The 2-day series 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am


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

VERY beginners: Never heard of a recorder? Tried it once, but forgot what it looks and sounds like? This class is for you! It’s never too late to stir up the gray matter and have fun while doing it! Please contact Gary for Supplies information.  VERY Beginners meet on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM in Ms. Porter's home studio* (Contact Gary for more specific information if you are interested)          

Beginners Plus: This class is for those who know a little about the instrument or have already had lessons. Reading treble clef is a plus, but not required. Students will play a variety of music, learning proper breathing skills, beautiful expression, and good intonation. The Suzuki Recorder Book, Vol. 1 for Alto part or Soprano part is required.  Beginners Plus meet Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at The Center.      

Ms. Porter uses the Suzuki Recorder Methods books for class instruction.  She says she is "particularly fond of the Yamaha ECODEAR instruments with Baroque fingering. Appropriate supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors: Amazon.com, West Music.com, Music & Arts.com, Sweet Pipes.com, Shar Music.com, or Walmart.com"

* Beginning in September 2019, there will be a $20/month fee for members; $25/month for guests.  Please contact Gary for Supplies requirement list. Students may attend one, two, or all classes for the same monthly fee.  All classes together are known as the C’ville Area Recorder Ensemble [CARE], affiliated with the American Recorder Society and students have all the benefits and privileges thereof at no extra cost.       

Call the Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 or contact Ms. Porter via email to register for class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ms. Gary Porter gporter70122@netscape.net

Pay for this event online

Recorder Lessons - Beginner

September - member $20.00
September - guest $25.00
Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 10:15-11:15am

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $59 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise

Members (per month) $30.00
Guests (per month) $37.00
Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Intermediate: Classes are for those who have some skill in playing the recorder and know fingering for either F (alto/bass recorders) or C (soprano/tenor recorders). We will explore music written for the recorder and develop ensemble skills.

 

Ms. Porter uses the Suzuki Recorder Methods books for class instruction.  She says she is "particularly fond of the Yamaha ECODEAR instruments with Baroque fingering. Appropriate supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors: Amazon.com, West Music.com, Music & Arts.com, Sweet Pipes.com, Shar Music.com, or Walmart.com"

* Beginning in September 2019, there will be a $20/month fee; $25/month for guests.  Please contact Gary for Supplies requirement list. Students may attend one, two, or all classes for the same monthly fee.  All classes together are known as the C’ville Area Recorder Ensemble [CARE], affiliated with the American Recorder Society and students have all the benefits and privileges thereof at no extra cost.       

Call the Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 or contact Ms. Porter via email to register for class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

September - member $20.00
September - guest $25.00
Crafts--DIY

Crafts--DIY

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:00-12:45pm

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

Fee: free

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:30-1:30pm

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of (almost) every month. Look for them in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Hillsdale Drive. You can eat here or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

August 22 - 106 Street Eats

September 26 - Firefly

SPECIAL for the Active Aging Fair:
September 27 - Two Brothers Southwest Grill

October 24 - Bavarian Chef

Open to all.

Location: The Center

NIA Moving to Heal

NIA Moving to Heal

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

The class will be taught by Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.  

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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

NIA Moving to Heal

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $30.00
Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

A group of serious Duplicate Bridge players who play intense rounds of bridge all afternoon. For assistance finding a partner, call the Program Leader. (A guest may substitute for a member who is unavailable.)

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ken Marino 434-906-5223 ken_marino@hotmail.com

Fee: free

Financial Consultation

Financial Consultation

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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. at the Senior Center 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 the front desk at 434.974.7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 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 the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday..

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 3:15-4:15pm

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.

Also see Monday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 4:00-6:00pm

Are you ready for Medicare? Do you need help navigating the system? Do you have lots of questions? Do you know when and where to sign up? Phyllis Payne, licensed insurance agent, will answer your questions. Phyllis Payne will assist with health insurance claims and long term planning care and to answer questions about medical insurance. Call Phyllis at 434.960.5833 to schedule an appointment

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 5:00-9:00pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

American Mah Jongg Lessons

American Mah Jongg Lessons

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 5:30-8:30pm

Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

American Mah Jongg (mahjong) is a "centuries old version of rummy".  It is played at three-or-four-person tables with a set of 152 Chinese-symbol tiles.  The game is easy to learn but requires luck along with focused effort and regular play to develop skills needed to win.  The game includes lessons and requires a $4 purse (quarters) plus a 2019 playing card ($9) that can be purchsed online form the National Mah Jongg League (www.nationalmahjonggleague.org).  Game materials will be handed out for the first few lessons, so you do not initially need to bing the card or money.  It's fun and it stimulates your brain!  Please register at The Center's Welcome Desk if interested.  Contact program leader Joyce Nunge with any questions.  (JNunge@comcast.net or 434-975-5312, evenings).  Free For members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

American Mah Jongg Lessons

$0.00
We Got Game! Night

We Got Game! Night

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm

Join fellow gaming enthusiasts to play everything from classic board games (Monopoly, Sorry, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit) to more active party games (Cranium, Taboo, Jenga, and Pictionary) to family games (UNO, Yahtzee, Phase 10, and Rook) to more contemporary games (Catan, Bananagrams, and Chickapig).  Don't know how to play?  Come learn!  Free for members.

Summer schedule below on Thursdays.

August 8 and 22

September 5 and 19

October 3 and 17

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Drumming Group

Drumming Group

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

Do you want to just bang on a drum all day with friends? Come to The Center on Thursday evenings and become part of the drumming group! No experience necessary and drums will be provided if you don’t have one. The group will participate in a few short parades and other performances during the year. Join Bruce Penner, and Saman Macaco for this fun weekly experience. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Lessons

Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Lessons

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

Thursdays, beginning June 13, 6:30 - 7:30 PM (through August 29) - WILL NOT MEET AUGUST 8!

Join Kevin Sumter from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and learn how to have some real fun exercising.  No experience necessary.  Lessons are free for Center members; $10/week for guests (pay at the door).

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Swing Dance Swap

Swing Dance Swap

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 7:30-9:00pm

Thursdays, beginning June 13, 7:30 - 9:00 PM (through September 26) - WILL NOT MEET AUGUST 8!

Join the fun group from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed and all levels are welcome. Dance to mostly West Coast Swing, with a little bit of East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step and maybe even a Waltz. All free and open to the community, just show up and have fun!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 8:45-9:45am

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.

Also see Tai Chi evening classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Morning)

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $49.00
Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 9:00-12:00pm

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 1:00-4:00 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

Fee: free

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The class series 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.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

A slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills. Meet in the lobby at the Center. For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $59 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Introduction to Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

Fridays, August 2 - September 20 (8 classes)

In this 8-week series taught by Susan Patrick, students will learn to draw real objects from direct observation. Students will investigate form, line, shape, space, and texture and will use them as elements in their drawings.  Also, students will learn to employ both aerial and linear perspective to add realism to their work and will learn the basics behind portrait drawing. Students will need paper and pencil for this course.

People of all ability levels are welcome to participate. Members - $75; Guests - $85. Space is limited. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Enjoying Short Stories

Enjoying Short Stories

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

ENJOYING SHORT STORIES

Fridays, beginning March 1, 2:15 to 4:15 PM

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.  The agenda for the first meeting will be a discussion of Isaac Asimov’s “The Fun They Had” (copies available at the meeting) as well as conversation to determine the next selections to tackle.  Free to members but first time guests welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 1:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Fee: free

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 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.

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

Fee: free

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

Upcoming Features:

August 25 – A Dog’s Purpose

September 1 -- The Center is CLOSED for Labor Day

September 8 – The Great Gilly Hopkins

September 15 -- The Old Man and the Gun

September 22 -- Unfinished Song

September 29 -- On the Basis of Sex

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

English Country Dancing

English Country Dancing

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 2:00-3:30pm

Think you've never heard of English Country Dancing? If you've watched Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, or Emma, you have definitely seen it! Far from a dusty old relic, English Country Dancing is energizing and fun. Movements are called in time to the music, so you needn't rely on memory alone to know what to do, and you don’t need a partner, either. If you can walk and know your left from your right, you’re in business! IFree and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Golf Group

Senior Golf Group

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 8:00-9:00am

This group, open to all senior golfers (men & women) of any skill level, meets on Monday mornings at Meadow Creek Golf Course in Pen Park from April through October. We play Ready Golf, loosely organized into "Equally Capable 4somes" and our tee time is usually 8:00 AM until the weather gets warmer. Walk, ride, play the back nine or go for a full eighteen!  Come enjoy meeting new players or old friends while taking in the fresh air and beautiful scenery.  We try to match players of similar ability and no one takes the game too seriously.  To speed up play and for the benefit of all players, please review the rules of Ready Golf before participating.  Season fee applies, plus greens fees.  Optional: pay $25/season for handicapping. If you’re already an active part of the group or are new to the area and looking for some golf partners, you’re invited!  For more information, please contact Ryan Hanson, Senior Golf President, at 434-202-8279 or ryanhan66@hotmail.com. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.The Monday, Wednesday series 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.  The 2-day series 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Pinkie Puppets is now the Sew & Sews! The need for our dear puppets is no more; we are re-inventing ourselves and invite you to join us. 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

Fee: free

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 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 with Marilyn Lutz, an experienced bridge player and teacher acting as our consultant  For more information or questions, contact the group administrator, Gene Philippi.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 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 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but 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. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST. MEMBERS ONLY. FEE is $15/MONTH.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

RSVP for this event online

Writing for Healing and Growth

RSVP
Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 10:45-11:45am

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.

Also see Thursday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Chess

Chess

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

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

Fee: free

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 1:15-2:15pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $59 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 1:15-2:15pm

Meets every Monday and Wednesday. 1:15-2:15 pm

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator margaret@thecentercville.org, 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Member Social

Member Social

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Pickleball - Monday

Pickleball - Monday

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 6:45-7:45pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 9:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and Pedicures

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 9:00-1:00pm

Wendy Sacra visits the Center to provide this service. Appointments are encouraged, with walk-ins accommodated as available. Call the front desk at 434.974.7756 to schedule an appointment. Appointment options:

  • 15-minute Basic Manicure ($17) – polish removal; clip; file & shape
  • 15-minute Basic Pedicure ($20) – polish removal; clip, file & shape; massage
  • 30-minute Special Manicure ($22) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)
  • 40-minute Special Pedicure ($32; $30 without polish) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; pumice scrub and filing to smooth out corns and calluses; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)

Members only.

Location: The Center

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Are you ready for Medicare? Do you need help navigating the system? Do you have lots of questions? Do you know when and where to sign up? Phyllis Payne, licensed insurance agent, will answer your questions. Phyllis Payne will assist with health insurance claims and long term planning care and to answer questions about medical insurance. Call Phyllis at 434.960.5833 to schedule an appointment.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Robust Aging Toolbox

Robust Aging Toolbox

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesdays in July and August, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Ivy Creek Natural Area

Dan Kulund is bringing his summertime robust aging toolbox to the Ivy Creek Natural Area.  The toolbox contains 25 tools.  Each one is a physical activity or mental skill to keep you healthy, vigorous, and strong as you get older.  You will learn how to use these tools for walks in fields and woods, around your neighborhood, and even in your home or at work.  Sessions begin indoors and often move outside for you to handle the tool of the day.  Attend as often as you like.  What's in your toolbox?  Dr. Kulund is a retired orthopedic surgeon who served as the United States Air Force Chief of Health Promotion.  Location is Education Building at Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville road.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Ivy Creek Education Building

Fee: free

Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Posture and Alignment - When your body is misaligned, you can experience all manner of pain and discomfort as well as limited mobility.  Join Physical Therapist Erin Chapman as she reviews methods to attain and maintain proper posture to keep you functionally mobile.  Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, September 17, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Keep your brain healthy! - Natasha Pena, Physical Therapist Assistant, will highlight some differences between the normally-aging brain and one that is showing signs of dementia.  She will also discuss the benefits of exercise for improving brain function and memory, and will demonstrate some exercises you can do to keep your brain happy and healthy for as long as you need it.  Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, October 22, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

How to exercise when your body hurts - Join Amy Weinheimer, MPT, as she shows you how to maximize your participation in group exercise classes when health conditions like arthritis and limited mobility would otherwise interfere.  She will also demonstrate how you can alter your approach to daily activities to minimize further damage and pain.  Free and open to the community.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Class meeting dates:

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

July 9, 16, and 30 (offsite)

August 13, 20 and 27

This class is for the beginner with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. The recommended book for class is Conversational Spanish in 7 Days by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boos.  This book can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon for under $10. Free and open to the community!

Helen Ida Moyer is the instructor.  She is a graduate of UVa with a doctorate in Spanish and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. The classes are free (except for materials) and open to the community. Space is limited; registration requested online or through the Center Welcome Desk.

(class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA)

Location: The Center

Painting with Watercolor - July/August

Painting with Watercolor - July/August

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 1:00-3:30pm

CLASS IS FULL!

Course instruction will take place on Tuesdays from July 23 through August 27

Members- $55, Guests - $65

This six-week course taught by Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. Our subjects will be still-life and photos. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic skills and color theory.  Techniques such as dry brush, wet brush, bloom, scumbling, and blotting, and wet into wet will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to experiment and produce a beautiful work of art.

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: The Center

Pickleball - Tuesday

Pickleball - Tuesday

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 2:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Western Mah Jongg

Western Mah Jongg

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 2:00-4:00pm

The Western version of Mah Jongg is described as a “happy blend” between the American and Chinese games.  It is still “Rummy-like” in that players look to form combinations of four groups and a pair, as in the Chinese game, or players can match games on a card, as in the American game. Beginners are welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 2:10-3:10pm

Class meeting dates:

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

July 9, 16 and 23 (offsite)

August 13, 20 and 27

This class is for those who have completed the " Taste of Spanish" class or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.  Prospective students should know the present, present perfect, future and simple past tenses as well as how object pronouns are used.  The text to be used in the class is from the McGraw Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series Spanish Conversation by Jean Yates ($16, available from Barnes & Noble  or on line from them or Amazon).  Class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA.

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER HERE OR AT THE CENTER WELCOME DESK.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advanced Beginner’s Spanish

Register $0.00
Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 3:20-4:20pm

Tuesdays, 3:20 pm

Class meeting dates:

 May 7 and 28

June 11 and 25

July 9 and 16

August 6 (offsite), 13 abd 27

(class meets all year round)

This class is for intermediate and advanced students to give Spanish speakers in our community the opportunity to become acquainted, whereby any native speakers would be helping non-native speakers develop their skills in the language and culture. The recommended workbook is from the McGraw Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series Spanish Reading and Comprehension by Myrna Bell Rochester with Deana Smalley ($15 - $16 and can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon ). Free and open to the community.

Helen Ida Moyer facilitates the class. She holds a PhD in Spanish from UVa and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. 


 

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register $0.00
Moving to the Rhythm Demos

Moving to the Rhythm Demos

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

MOVING TO THE RHYTHM DEMONSTRATION CLASS - Tuesday, August 27, 4:00-5:00 pm 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. Try this demo class out for free in advance of the full six-week session starting in September!

Click here for details and to sign up for the 6 week class (which will take place September 10 - October 15) 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

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. Light fare, lively conversation, and dancing. BYOB (beer and wine only). The Schmooze group will usually eat out the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, but please call the Welcome desk to confirm.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Singles Schmooze

per week - members (not applicable for 2nd Wednesday restaurant dining) $6.00
per week- guest (1st time $6 if with a member) $10.00
Washington on Your Own 2019

Washington on Your Own 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 8:00-5:30pm

Waitlist Only! Join us as we travel to our nation's capital for another Washington On Your Own (WOYO) day-trip.   Travelers will be dropped off and picked up in front of the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art.  Enjoy the many intriguing galleries and exhibits of the Smithsonian or other nearby museums.  Lunch is on your own. 

Open to all.

Location: Washington DC

Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

BeMoved®

BeMoved®

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Classes will be held in 6 week blocks; Dates are as follows:

August 28 - October 2

Class will be on hiatus after October 2 until further notice!

Price for members for each block is $33; Price for guests for each block is $52.

BeMoved® is a dance-fitness experience, designed by Sherry Zunker a well-known choreographer, a professional with over 30 years of training. Classes begin with easy to follow movements that integrate the upper and lower body.

The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of dance genres such as Rat Pack, Bollywood, Disco, Gospel, Pop and Latin. BeMoved® is designed to inspire participants to experience dance as a means to health, joy, and fulfillment.

This Wednesday morning class is offered by Elly Tucker, certified instructor and Center member.

Chicago Tribune  says: "Numerous studies and experts have touted the health benefits of dance for seniors, including the National Institute of Aging, which counts dance among the activities that can prevent or reduce afflictions like arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's".

Click here to view BeMoved® video.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch margaret@thecentercville.org

Pay for this event online

BeMoved®

Member: Aug 28-Oct 2 $33.00
Guest: Aug 28-Oct 2 $52.00
Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Come relearn this classic game if you’ve forgotten. Dominoes are believed to have originated in China in the 12th century, though Egyptian or Arabian origins are also theorized. Dominoes appeared in Italy in the early 18th century, and spread to the rest of Europe throughout the 1700s, becoming one of the most popular games in family parlors and pubs alike.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Low Vision Support Group

Low Vision Support Group

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Adults who are visually impaired are invited and encouraged to attend this monthly meeting. In an informal setting, you will be able to share experiences and ideas. Find out about services and equipment available to you in the community. Suzanne Burch, MEd. with Vision Solutions is the facilitator. The group will meet the 4th Wednesday of every month. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 11:30-2:30pm

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

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 12:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

Holly is available for a free half-hour consultation here at the Senior Center where she will evaluate legal questions or estate situations and provide advice and guidance. She will advise members as to whether an attorney should be retained to provide more complete services. Hilton and Associates provides services to Senior Center members at a 25% discount. Holly’s main areas of practice are the following: • Estate Planning • Probate • Elder Law and Special Needs Law • Property Matters Practices in Estate Planning & Elder Law, Probate, Special Needs Law and Property Matters. At Hilton and Associates, PLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, our attorneys’ focus is on you. Our lawyers understand the stress and difficulties that come with handling legal procedures. Our legal office’s goal is to provide you with hassle-free legal solutions. When you take advantage of our legal counsel, trust our lawyers to listen to your concerns intently and provide an honest assessment of your situation. Our staff is committed to regularly communicating with you and thoroughly researching your legal situation to achieve the best possible result for your case. Holly P. Hilton has been practicing law since 1987. She is the Vice Chair of the Aging in Place Business Roundtable of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, is currently on the Board of the Arc of the Piedmont, and has served on the Board of the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center and the Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Holly Hilton received her Juris Doctor (J.D) from The National Law Center of George Washington University in 1987 and her Bachelors of Business Administration in 1981, also from George Washington University. To make an appointment, call the Senior Center at (434) 974-7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 3:00-5:00pm

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

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: To be announced

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Fee: free

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

Beginning dances are taught by experienced teachers. Community dances from Eastern Europe are primarily the focus. Please join us for these communal village dances and enjoy the friendship of a small group. For information, please call Susan Roberts at (434)409-0264 or go to the web site: seniorcenter.org/calendar/events/54/ or charlottesvilleinternationalfolkdance.com/.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 7:30-8:30pm

This is a great way to relax after a hard day, as this class teaches calmness in addition to balance and flexibility.

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.

Also see Tai Chi morning classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00
Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 7:30-8:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps.

Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Bring your questions and comments regarding The Center today and once we move to Belvedere. Join executive director Peter Thompson.

Open to the community. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm

 

Join Katie Roche from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to meet a new adoptable shelter dog or two in The Center lobby from 3:30 – 4:30.  You might just find your own “fur-ever” friend! 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, August 30, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

 

Faith Andrews Bedford, author, biographer, curator, and art historian, will be at The Center to discuss her 35-year career as a writer.  Her works include the bi-monthly “Kids in the Country” column in Country Living, and three books on the American Impressionist Frank W. Benson.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Friday, August 30, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

NOW OPEN TO ALL!    Members are free; guest fee $20 per lesson

If you have completed the Beginner Class or you have some bridge playing experience but need a refresher in the basics, then this is the class for you!  This three-hour lesson, second in the series taught by long-time player Ken Marino, will consist of:

  • A rigorous presentation of the opening bid without a 5-card suit, along with the responses and opener re-bids
  • Further exploration of the “Point Count” theory
  • “Declarer Play” - both planning the play and strategies for winning additional tricks

Time will also be allocated for guided play.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Register Member $0.00
Guest $20.00
Blood Pressure Screenings

Blood Pressure Screenings

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Free blood pressure screenings 

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 11:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about The Center. 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

Fee: free

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 1:15-3:15pm

June 18 - August 20 (8 week session) (will not meet  August 6)

Next 8 week session (September 17-November 5)

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. 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 and Elaine Hopper are the instructors.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 9:30-12:30pm

Massage can help you relax, relieve stress, improve sleep, relieve muscle pain and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Sit fully clothed on a specially designed massage chair and choose which areas of muscle tightness—shoulders, neck, back, head, arms, or hands—on which you want the massage therapist to work. Sign up at the Welcome Desk. $20 for 15 minutes/$40 for 30 minutes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 9:30-11:00am

Wednesday, June 5, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

In June, we will continue our series on effective fishing methods for this area, with videos and discussions.  Also, we will plan club outings so members can practice the techniques covered.  At least one trip a month will be to the local pond we manage and fish exclusively.  Members and first time guests welcome!

Wednesday, July 3, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Wednesday, August 7, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Join the group for brief fishing lessons, pond news, reports from other members about fishing trips, and plans for future outings. Members and first time guests welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949

Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 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.

Upcoming Selections:

August 7: Code Girls by Lisa Mundy

September 4: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

October 2: Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys

November 6: The Vatican Connection by Richard Hammer

December 4: TBA

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois, Book Group Leader mrabois@icloud.com

Fee: free

Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 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: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Thursday, September 5, 10:00 am-11:00 am (This is an encore of the May 30 presentation)

Do you have a friend or loved one in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility? Did you know there is a free Ombudsman Program (run by the Administration on Aging) available? Ombudsmen advocate for older persons receiving long term care, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home. Join Cheairs Graves from JABA for information on how to access and use this service. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tap Dancing Lessons for Beginners

Tap Dancing Lessons for Beginners

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 10:15-11:15am

All levels: 10:15am - 11:15 am 

Class will not meet in August.

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.  Members $40/month; Guests -$50/month.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons for Beginners

Member $40.00
Guest $50.00
Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 10:45-11:45am

Group is open to anyone who cares for someone with Parkinson’s Disease. Free and open to the public.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Intermediate Tap Dancing Lessons

Intermediate Tap Dancing Lessons

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 11:15-12:15pm

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.  

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online.  Members $40 per month; guests $50 per month.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Tap Dancing Lessons

Members (per month) $40.00
Guests (per month) $50.00
Ladies Poker

Ladies Poker

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

It is a Ladies Only game! Come join this new friendly, fun group of ladies and bring your best poker face! Meets the first and third Thursday of every month.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jean Zoumbaris 434-990-6063

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 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.

Fee: free

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:15-3:00pm

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. 

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Harpers Ferry National Park

Harpers Ferry National Park

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 7:30-6:30pm

Waitlist Only! - This quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, preserves the flavor of the town at the time of John Brown's raid in 1859. Explore 19th-century buildings, the John Brown Wax Museum, and the beautiful shops in Harpers Ferry. There is also special event at the John Brown Museum—a behind-the-scenes tour of rarely seen objects in the archeology collection. Lunch and Ice cream on your own. Activity Level – Active.

Location: Harper's Ferry

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

SILVER SWANS BALLET CLASS RETURNS!

Mondays, September 9 – December 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

Monday, August 12, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Mobile and Computer Security

Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones of FlossTech return to discuss mobile phone and computer security issues, including how to protect your technology from viruses and how to eliminate (or at least reduce) spam.  Free and open to the community.

 

Monday, September 9, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Anti-Virus for computers/smart devices

Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones from FlossTech will be discussing different types of malware/computer viruses and what you can do to combat them properly. They’ll debunk common myths about various potential scams while also reviewing very real threats and how best to protect yourself from them. Free and open to the community.

 

Monday, October 14, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

A Beginner’s Course on Social Media

Learn about the benefits and uses of social media, including how to connect with others safely, what to watch out for, how to avoid scams, and how to navigate through the pages. This would be an ideal class for anyone who doesn't currently use social media of any kind or would like to learn more about basic uses for these platforms. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, August 13, 10:00 -11:30 AM

International Investing - We’ll talk about including international investments in a portfolio. How much? What are the risks? Or maybe just own US companies with global businesses? 

 

Tuesday, September 10, 10:00-11:30 AM:

Do I need a Trust? - There are many types of trusts to address different needs and situations. This talk will help introduce you to the topic. Find out if you possibly should pursue this further.

 

Tuesday, October 8, 10:00-11:30 AM

Deciphering all the data - When analyzing investments one will quickly run into lots of different types of information. What matters more? What matters less? This conversation may help you worry less about some things, and move you away from paralysis by analysis.

 

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

Fee: free

The Second-Wind Band

The Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 10:45-12:45pm

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

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

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

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

Click here for information about the First-Wind Band.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Director band@thecentercville.org

Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and members of the Charlottesville-Albemarle TRIAD team will be at The Center to educate program participants regarding what you need to do to be ready for an emergency, including what preparations to have in place, what you want to stock in a “go-bag”, and what action to take should an emergency occur.  Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Moving to the Rhythm

Moving to the Rhythm

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

This six-week class runs from September 10 through October 15.

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.

All levels welcome to participate and work at your own pace. (This is a 6 -week class for now but will most likely be repeated in the future!) Members $28; Guests - $35. Sign up online or at the Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Moving to the Rhythm

Member $28.00
Guest $35.00
Planning for Your Retirement

Planning for Your Retirement

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

This four-week program meets on consecutive Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

This course will be repeated on Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Cost is $20 for the four-week series.  Scholarships are available and/or transportation to The Center can be provided if needed. Please contact Lani Hoza at lani@thecentercville.org for more information.

Primarily aimed at those approaching retirement or even just thinking about it, this training is designed to teach the benefits and risks of investing.  Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner professional and Partner with SKV Group, will introduce specialized vocabulary associated with different types of investing and will explore the impacts of the economy and financial markets on investing. Participants will be introduced to the process of creating a retirement budget that plans for inflation and predicts future income and expenses. They will discover their own risk tolerance, how relationships affect money, and ways to align investments with personal financial goals as well as gain an ability to estimate retirement income and calculate net worth.  Learn how to create a portfolio that will work for you to allow you to have the retirement when and how you’ve imagined it.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

*Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Planning for Your Retirement

Tuesdays, Sept 10 - Oct 1 $20.00
Thursdays, Oct 3 - Oct 24 $20.00
Retirement: Now What?

Retirement: Now What?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

While you were working, you may have been counting the days until you could retire. Now that it’s finally here, what do you do with your time, and more important, with the feelings you may not have anticipated?  In this interactive workshop led by Marguerite David (who holds a master’s degree in social work), participants will: discuss how today’s retirement differs from that of previous generations, identify their own personal values and feelings, and examine what gives your life purpose and meaning as you enter this next chapter of your life.  Free and open to the community, but space is limited.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Retirement: Now What?

Register $0.00
First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 10:45-12:15pm

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

Already know how to play? Check out the Second-Wind Band.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR! 

This four-week program meets on consecutive Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Cost is $20 for the four-week series.  Scholarships are available and/or transportation to The Center can be provided if needed. Please contact Lani Hoza at lani@thecentercville.org for more information.

So now that you have retired and an income may not be coming in quite so steadily, how do you ensure that the money you have saved is in the right place to get the most gain for yourself and your loved ones?  What do you do if it is not? This four-week course taught by Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner professional and Partner with SKV Group, will address the topics that are most likely on the minds of retirees and those nearing retirement who haven’t yet taken the plunge: how your expenses, including medical spending and health care costs, will change when you retire; how to manage debt when your income is fixed; factors to consider when deciding when it is best to take Social Security; making sure you have all the important documents (will, power of attorney, etc.) in place to take care of yourself and your loved ones; and what happens when one member of a couple passes.  Participants will learn what questions to ask themselves and what they need to do to manage their portfolio so they can enjoy retirement with fewer financial worries.  Class size is limited; please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

*Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Wednesdays, Sept 11 - Oct 2 $20.00
Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm

Wednesday, August 14, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Candidates Forum: Charlottesville City Council

Candidates for the Charlottesville City Council will present their views on many of the issues and priorities for the city.  Confirmed participants are Bellamy Brown (I), Michael Payne (D), and Lloyd Snook (D).  Sena Magill (D) has a prior obligation and will be unable to attend; Paul Long (I) has not responded as of press time.

Moderated by Senior Statesmen of Virginia Secretary Peppy Linden.

Free and open to the public.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Building Anniversary Celebration

Building Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

From a small, rented space downtown on a snowy Valentine’s Day in 1960, The Center moved several times until finally settling in our own facility at 1180 Pepsi Place in 1991.  Thanks to the generosity of many folks including the Jessup family and Frances Jean Robey, we had a home.  We have grown from 25 to almost 2,000. In this building we have won numerous awards, grown our program offerings, said hello to new friends and goodbye to others.  This will be the last anniversary for this building as we make plans for our new Center at Belvedere. Join us as we celebrate in style! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Dealing with Transition

Dealing with Transition

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

They say that the only thing constant is change. Whether a transition was precipitated for you by changing jobs, entering retirement, moving to a different home, losing a family member, close friend or beloved family pet, or experiencing another major life event, the change is likely accompanied by myriad thoughts and feelings, some difficult and unfamiliar.  Join Marguerite David, MSW, for this interactive workshop where you will explore the characteristics and examples of being in transition, the associated behaviors and feelings, and ways to identify your priorities and options as you face a major life change. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 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 the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 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

Will not meet in July or August

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Fee: free

Building A More Inclusive Community: Local Voices On Diversity

Building A More Inclusive Community: Local Voices On Diversity

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 6:30-8:00pm

The Center’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee has been working to broaden participation in programs and ensure accessibility for everyone. With its latest initiative, the committee hopes to engage our community in a discussion of issues around topics of diversity. This speaker series features presentations by local leaders who are helping to shape a culture of inclusion in Charlottesville. All presentations are free and open to the community. Download a flyer for the series here

Speaker Schedule:

Thursday, September 12, 6:30 pm - Why Diversity and Inclusion? Should It Be Intentional? The Reverend Dr. Lehman D. Bates, II, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Thursday, September 26, 6:30 pm - Pillars of Family Restoration: Roots, Ancestors, DNA Leontyne Clay Peck, Educator and Author; Ford Foundation Scholar in African American Studies

Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pmDiversity in the Workplace Kelli E. Palmer, Ph.D., Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship at CFA Institute

Thursday, October 10, 6:30 pmEracism – What’s Happening in Our Schools Juandiego R. Wade, Charlottesville City School Board Member

Thursday, October 17, 6:30 pmEracism – What’s Happening in Our Community Khizr Khan, Attorney and Constitutional Rights and National Unity Advocate; Gold Star Parent

Thursday, October 24, 6:30 pm - Reaching for a Higher Ground: A Quraanic Perspective Aliaa Khidr, MD, Retired Professor of Phoniatrics; Founder of  “Lita Aarufu = Knowing Each Other”

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Friday, September 13, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

WILL NOT MEET IN JULY OR AUGUST.

Friday, September 13, 10:00-11:30 AM

“We don’t HAVE a soul.  We ARE a soul.  We just happen to have a body.”  C.S. Lewis

Most of today’s problems can be linked to the idea that humanity is a body with a soul as just a guest, or that maybe we are all body, and what we call soul is really our brain. Medicine treats body parts instead of the soul, when sometimes all a sick soul needs is a hug. Suicides are up. Drug addiction is soaring, and now we believe that with the right algorithm, machines can become people. Our souls are screaming for acknowledgement.  We need to get back to basics.  Come join the discussion. Free and open to the community. 

 

Friday, October 11, 10:00-11:30 AM

Native American Religions

There were over 100 Native American Religions, though they were more like denominations of one basic religion rather than different religions. What they had in common was that there was no written text.  Perhaps by studying Native American religions we can gain insight into what Judaism was like before it had a written text, and what Christianity was like for the mainly illiterate early Christians.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, September 13, 2019 | 10:45-12:15pm

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

Guests are welcome to visit practices.

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Just Rewards for Family Caregivers

Just Rewards for Family Caregivers

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 10:00-2:00pm

For Family Caregivers

Do you provide care for a loved one at home? If so, consider taking a break from your caregiving responsibilities and join us for some fun, relaxation and pampering. Be our guest at our annual free event for caregivers, which offers support, massages, speakers, lunch, entertainment and door prizes.  Leave Rejuvenated!! Download a flyer for the event here

This event is sponsored by Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, American Parkinson Disease Association, The Center, InnovAge, Intrepid, Healthcare Services, UVA School of Nursing, Rebeccah Getz, RN, CMT, Certified Massage Therapy Team, Home Instead Senior Care, JABA, The Laurels, and New Century Hospice. 

 

To register, email info@jabacares.org or call 434.817.5222. Email Margaret Fitch with any questions.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00-10:45: Ageless Grace - Relaxing Exercise with Sheila Queen

10:45-11:00: Guided Meditation - Mindfulness with Betty Mooney

11:00-12:00: Keynote - Aging with Awareness with Katie Caverly

12:00-1:00: Lunch catered by Croby’s Urban Viddles

1:00-1:30: What Would You Do? - Conversation starters with Christine Shaw from Home Instead Senior Care and Kate Daniels

1:30-2:00:  Presentation - Care with Humor with Rhonda Moore

ALL DAY: FREE: Massages, Raffles, Lunch, Care For Loved Ones, Blood Pressure Checks, And More

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Just Rewards for Family Caregivers

RSVP
Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 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

Introduction to Pastel Drawing

Introduction to Pastel Drawing

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

In this six-week course, you will learn how to hold and manipulate a pastel stick to create still life and landscape drawings and how to choose colors that complement one another as well as enhance the picture itself.  Joanne Coleman, who has displayed her own work in multiple art shows in Central Virginia and who has many years of teaching experience, is the instructor.  Open to all, but space is limited.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online. Members: $55, Guests: $65. Supplies needed:  Nupastel firm pastel sticks, Krylon fixative aerosol, Strathmore drawing pad 9" by 12".  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Introduction to Pastel Drawing

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00
Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 – 11:30 am

I Have a Diagnosis- Now What? Have you or a loved one just been diagnosed with a progressive, chronic or potentially terminal illness? Alzheimer’s? Parkinson’s? Cancer? This can be overwhelming, and the ability to make decisions can be a challenge. Who will make decisions for you when you no longer can? Consider these things now in a relaxed atmosphere where you can get answers you need without an expensive visit to a law firm. (Note: Individual legal advice cannot be provided in this setting). Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Lions! Tigers! Bears! – Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation As more Americans age, a crime wave is breaking, too. Assaults, neglect, financial fraud, and exploitation are all rampant.  Prevention begins with awareness. Prosecution depends upon evidence and knowledge that a crime is taking place. Join Doris for this difficult but necessary discussion. Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Having “The” Conversation: You and Your Adult Children. Is your family gathering for the holidays? This is a perfect opportunity to have “the” talk. Aging parents and their adult children seem to have lots of resistance to discussing issues that face all of us as we age: How will we manage our money and property? Where we will we live as we grow older and our health declines and ultimately fails? Who will take care of us? How will it be paid for? And there are vital pieces of information that must be shared - particularly as it relates to health and healthcare.  Let’s talk about “the” talk! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, August 21, 10:00 – 11:00AM

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

 

Wednesday, September 18, 10:00-11:00 AM

The Crazy World of Health Insurance Benefits and Hearing Aids - Do you have a secondary health insurance company?  Have you been told that you have a "hearing aid discount program" through your health insurance company?  If so, you may have coverage that helps with the cost of hearing aids.  Learn how to navigate this challenging and often confusing area of insurance benefits. Free and open to the community.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 – 11:00AM

Navigating the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Market - There are several new options for hearing better without the help of a provider.  Learn the advantages and disadvantages and how most of these devices are not worth the money (and time) spent on them! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm

Deadline to register is 12 noon on Friday, August 16 

Menu: 

Classic Caesar Salad, Oven Roasted Chicken with Grilled Apple and Butternut Squash, and Apple-Thyme Jus, Creamy Whipped Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary, Sautéed Green Beans, Brown Butter, Buttermilk Biscuits, with Whipped Butter, Bread Pudding Bites

Vegetarian by request: Wild Mushroom, Sage & White Bean Cassoulet

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, margaret@thecentercville.org

Navigating Long Distance Care

Navigating Long Distance Care

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Did you know that nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older adult making them more likely to have physical and emotional health problems themselves? Come join us and learn how to manage your own stress, locate neighborhood resources, stay in contact, and plan visits. Presented by Candace Schoner, Director of Intake and Community Relations for Visiting Angels of Charlottesville. Candace has been a long-distant caregiver for her mother for over five years.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

First-time Homebuyer Class

First-time Homebuyer Class

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm

Are you thinking about buying a home, but not sure where to start? VHDA's free First-time Homebuyer Class can help. In this 2-session class, you'll learn the entire homebuying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. The class is offered through the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Piedmont Housing Alliance. Space is limited; Contact Virginia Leary at Piedmont Housing Alliance at (434) 422-4838 to register.
 
These dates will be offered from 6:00-9:00 pm:
 
September 19 and 26
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 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.

Fee: free

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Fall Risk Reduction and Promotion of Physical Fitness

Fall Risk Reduction and Promotion of Physical Fitness

Monday, September 23, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm

September 23 is National Falls Prevention Day. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults.  In this session you will learn strategies to reduce your risk of falling, understand effective techniques for rising from the floor to a chair or standing position and more! Dr. Diane Huss, physical therapist consultant with the UVA functional neurology and neurosurgery team, and expert in home health service, is the presenter.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts  - Annie

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - Annie

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 9:30-5:30pm

Waitlist Only! - This musical at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is based on the comic strip character "Little Orphan Annie" who believes her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her.  Daddy Warbucks agrees to help her in her quest.  Sally Struthers returns to Riverside to reprise her Broadway role as the wicked Miss Hannigan. Enjoy favorite songs such as  "Easy Street", "It's the Hard Knock Life" and, of course, "Tomorrow".  Lunch is included in the price. Activity Level - Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Riverside Theatre

Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

September 26-30, 2019

SOLD OUT - Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States. It’s where our Founding Fathers met, discussed, debated, and formed a new country. Founded in 1682 as the capital of William Penn’s Crown Province, Philadelphia, by 1775, was our nation’s largest city with a population of 25,000. Our first seat of government, it’s where the Declaration of Independence was written. During the war, numerous battles and campaigns were conducted for its defense. When it comes to Revolutionary War tourism, Philadelphia is the place to go!

Join award-winning historian Rick Britton as we explore Revolutionary War Philadelphia and its environs (September 26 through September 30). (Note that the Activity Level for this tour is Active.)

Your Philadelphia Experience Includes:

  • Museums - Visits to the city’s wonderful Revolution-related museums and sites, including: the Museum of the American Revolution, Independence Hall & Congress Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell, and the Graff House where Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration (just to name a few).
  • Guided Battlefield Tour - A day-long charter bus tour to two of the best Revolutionary War sites—the Brandywine Battlefield and Valley Forge—led by military historian Ed Lengel, former U.Va. history professor and editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington.
  • Evening Presentation – A lecture by historian Rick Britton on the Declaration of Independence and the many myths of the American Revolution.
  • Independence Walking Tour – A 75-minute stroll through Philadelphia history. We’ll walk in the footsteps of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin (literally!).
  • Guided Walking Tours – Led by Rick Britton, we’ll take in sites not covered in the above (sites TBA).
  • City Tavern – To help us get into the proper spirit, we’ll lunch at the famous City Tavern, where the ambience, menu, and waitstaff are totally Revolutionary! (Lunch included.)
  • Spasso’s Italian Restaurant – Could we go to Philly and not dine Italian style?! (Dinner included.)

Amenities & Cost:

  • Transportation - Amtrak to and from Philadelphia: transfers to and from Amtrak Station. Charter bus service for our day-long battlefield tour.
  • Accomodations – A 4-night stay at the beautiful Sheraton Society Hill, conveniently located in the city’s historic district. Breakfasts are provided!
  • Admissions – With the Philadelphia Pass (included), admission will be covered to most museums and historic sites.
  • Group Meals – A group lunch at City Tavern, a group dinner at Spasso’s Italian Restaurant.
  • Cost – Per person, based on double occupancy - $1272: Single occupancy - $1945. Deposit - $750.

Sign up below, or for more information, contact the Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538.

Open to all.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Understanding The Aging Brain

Understanding The Aging Brain

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

The brain is a complex organ, and like the rest of our bodily organs, it ages over time. Some people may develop brain aging diseases that abnormally affect memory, cognition, and daily functioning. The symptoms of these diseases can be scary and overwhelming to older adults and their families. Join Christine Shaw of Home Instead Senior Care to:

•        Learn how aging affects the brain;

•        Understand the differences among brain aging diseases;

•        Identify ways abnormal brain aging can affect daily life; and,

•        Discover resources to recommend to older adults and their families.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Drawing On Location Art Class

Drawing On Location Art Class

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Fridays, September 27 – November 8, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

This eight-week course will focus on drawing outside and in public places. The first three classes will be held in the classroom and students will gain an understanding of how to draw natural and manmade objects, as well as how to quickly sketch a scene that might include people. The next four lessons will be spent on location (in a park, a shopping mall, and downtown) before you return to the classroom for the final session to add finishing touches to your work. Center veteran artist Susan Patrick is the instructor. Open to all, but space is limited. Please register in advance online or at the Welcome Desk. Supplies needed: Pad of drawing paper (80#, 11" x 14"), pencil, and eraser.  Members - $75; Guests - $85

Location: The Center

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Drawing On Location Art Class

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00
Active Aging Fair 2019

Active Aging Fair 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 12:30-3:30pm

Sponsored by Barrett-Johnson & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, & by The Laurels of Charlottesville a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Enjoy raffle prizes, door prizes, free reusable grocery bags, interesting speakers and of course our vendors! 

Vendors & Service Provider Expo  12:30 – 3:30 pm

Food Truck:

11:30 – 1:30 - Two Brothers Southwest Grill Food Truck

Speakers: 

12:30pm:  Five Pillars of Brain Health, Ken Beals, AARP Speakers Bureau  It's never too late to take charge of your brain health!  In this interactive session, you will learn about the five pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle, share your brain-boosting activities, and be inspired by others.  This session is a good overview for anyone interested in improving their brain health and will provide you with actionable steps you can take along with resources to learn more.

2:00pm: Creating Your "Retirement Paycheck" :  Strategies to Help You Live the Life You've Earned, Charlie Mass, Associate Financial Advisor, Barrett-Johnson & Assoc, In this seminar you'll learn ways to determine how much you'll need during retirement , identify income sources that you can combine  to create your "retirement paycheck" and help make your savings last.

 

Vendors:

There is still space available! Just download and complete the Registration Form and return with payment. 

EARLY BIRD RATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 28!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, margaret@thecentercville.org or (434) 974-7756 Tuesday through Thursday

Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 9:00-8:00pm

 Try your luck at the Hollywood Casino where there are slots, table games and a large poker room. Lunch on your own. Receive $20 in free slots. 

Open to all.

Location: CharlesTown, WV

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Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

Member $64.00
Guest $74.00
Kickoff to Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Kickoff to Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!  Katie Roche, Humane Education Coordinator of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, will talk about the physical, social, and emotional benefits of having a dog.  She will also bring some local dogs looking for their forever homes; you may just meet the “fur-ever” friend you’re looking for – and that’s looking for you!  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Medicare Special Plans - What's Right for You?

Medicare Special Plans - What's Right for You?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

MEDICARE PLANS – What’s Right for You?

Medicare can be so confusing! If you are just signing up for Medicare, or if you already belong but aren’t sure you have registered for everything that you need, this is the session for you.  If you have Medicare A & B and Full Medicaid (CCC+) then you may be eligible for additional benefits and this is the session for you, too. Come find out what you need to do to take full advantage of the Medicare benefits available, and have some fun provided by presenter Sharon Accardo at the same time.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, October 7, 2019 | 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

The Bunker at the Greenbrier

The Bunker at the Greenbrier

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 8:00-5:00pm

Waitlist Only!  Buried beneath tone of the most luxurious resorts in the USA (The Greenbrier) is one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War, only revealed in 1992. The Bunker was built in the 1950's during the 'duck and cover' era - a huge complex with three foot thick concrete walls to house Congress in the event of an atomic war. Come with us for a tour of this historic site, lunch at the Greenbrier (included) and an afternoon of shopping, relaxing or wandering through the resort. There is a dress code - No jeans, shorts etc.  Activity Level - Active 

Open to all.

Location: White Sulphur Spring

Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Popular Center presenter Larry Saunders, President of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society, returns to share some of the mythology behind familiar fall constellations like Pegasus, Perseus, and Andromeda.  In addition, he’ll tell you how to spot Jupiter and Saturn in the evening sky as well as how to safely observe the rare transit of Mercury across the Sun coming up in November. 

Free and Open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Paint and Sip Party

Paint and Sip Party

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 4:00-6:00pm

Paint and Sip Party

Tuesday, October 8, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step painting lesson designed to help you learn to differentiate between positive and negative space, to practice mixing colors, and to sharpen your manual dexterity.  Participants will leave with new skills and your very own masterpiece! Class size is limited to 14 participants. Fee includes all art supplies. Bring your own wine! Members: $30/Guests: $35. Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

Location: The Center

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Paint and Sip Party

Member $30.00
Guest $35.00
Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

October 9-19, 2019

Spend two nights exploring Lisbon, then set sail through the Portuguese Frontier. Visit Spain’s walled city of Salamanca, and the quaint and historic towns of Portugal along the Douro River. Airfare after June 30, 2018 will be 2 for 1 airfare or $625 per person.

Price Per Person: starts at $5428 double, $8547 single for Riviera deck. Deposit: $829 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan 

Plus Travelers Protection Plan $429 per person

Minimum Participants: 15

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

Please call the Travel Office to book this trip, 434.974.6538

Open to all.

Location: Portugal

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

Sundays, October 13 – November 17, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this six-week WEEKEND course.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. Our subjects will be still-life and photos. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic skills and color theory.  Techniques such as dry brush, wet brush, bloom, scumbling, and blotting, and wet-into-wet will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to experiment and produce a beautiful work of art. Open to all, but space is limited; please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.  Members: $55, Guests: $65

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: The Center

Pay for this event online

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00
Travel Class - Mr Jefferson's Academical Village

Travel Class - Mr Jefferson's Academical Village

October 15-19, 2019

A Class Honoring U.Va.’s 200th Anniversary

Mr. Jefferson’s “Academical Village”, a lecture series featuring top historians

Introduction – This year marks U.Va.’s 200th anniversary. In 1819 Central College—the “hobby” of Jefferson’s old age—was officially granted the state charter making it the University of Virginia. It was truly a new model for higher learning, one shaped by the powerful belief that only an educated citizenry could sustain the new republic, keeping it free from tyranny. Since opening its doors in 1825, the University has become one of the nation’s most renowned educational institutions. Its original structures, designed by Jefferson, are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of treasures to be preserved at all cost. U.Va.’s modern status, however, disguises the fact that the founding was a process of many years, much sweat, and considerable debate. Join us as we explore the early days of the University of Virginia!

The Class – Perfect for history buffs and transplants alike, this six-session class covers the early days of the University of Virginia. Topics include “The Founding of the University” - “The Architecture of the Original Grounds” - “Slavery at the University” - “Edgar Allan Poe at U.Va.” - “U.Va. Archaeological Digs!,” and “The Marquis de Lafayette’s Visit.”

The Travel Session – Tuesday, November 26, 9 a.m. - A FREE 2-hour tour of the Original Grounds of the University of Virginia (for class participants only). We’ll see world-class statuary, the Lawn’s numerous architectural gems, the gorgeous Pavilion Gardens, Poe’s room at #13 Rowdy Row, and all three floors of the fabulous Rotunda.

The Speakers – Dr. Leni Sorensen (a slavery Historian), K. Edward Lay (U.Va.’s Cary D. Langhorne Professor Emeritus of Architecture), Dr. Ben Ford (Principal Investigator at Rivanna Archaeological Services), and local award-winning Historian Rick Britton.

The Details – Held at The Center (formerly the Senior Center), located at 491 Hillsdale Drive, the class starts Tuesday, October 15, and runs for 5 more Tuesdays (4 to 5 p.m.): October 22, 29, and November 5, 12, and 19. Charge: The Center members - $80; Guests - $90. To sign up, call The Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538 or go to www.thecentercville.org and press first “Travel,” then “Lectures.”

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Travel Class - Mr Jefferson’s Academical Village

Member $80.00
Guest $90.00
Smith Mountain Lake 2019

Smith Mountain Lake 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 9:00-5:30pm

Called the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains”, scenic Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, is a 40-mile long man-made lake with 500 acres of shoreline. Board the Virginia Dare, a 19-Century side-wheeler for a narrated 2 hour cruise and enjoy a delicious included lunch. Activity Level – Easy

Open to all.

Location: Bedford County

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Smith Mountain Lake 2019

Member $94.00
Guest $104.00
Senior Golf Fall Meeting

Senior Golf Fall Meeting

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm

Join your fellow golfers for an end of season meeting!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

The A to Z Guide for Primary Caregivers of Dementia

The A to Z Guide for Primary Caregivers of Dementia

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Jane Foy is a veteran broadcaster and has been the primary caregiver for a dementia patient for the last 6 years. Her recently published book, The A to Z Guide for Primary Caregivers of Dementia Patients, is a collection of helpful hints based on real-life experiences. Living with and caring for a dementia patient is not easy, but this book will make the “road less bumpy.” The guide puts special emphasis on caring for the caregiver: from hairdresser appointments to finding your own “down” time. Ultimately, it’s a guide to help the caregiver get the most joy out of their time with their loved one. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

National D-Day Memorial

National D-Day Memorial

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 8:00-4:30pm

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA is a moving tribute to the American and Allied Forces that fought in the largest amphibious invasion of all time. The Memorial overlooks Bedford which suffered the greatest loss per capita of any in the U.S. during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. We will also visit The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library. Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Bedford, VA

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National D-Day Memorial

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesday, October 23, 11:00 – 12:00 PM

Fall is here and the cold days of winter will arrive before we know it.  Scott Karr, from Wild Birds Unlimited, will be here to talk about fall migration and the joys of taking care of the birds in the winter, as well as to answer any questions you have about feeding and watching the birds in your own backyard. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Creating Your Long-Term Extended Care Plan

Creating Your Long-Term Extended Care Plan

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Thursday, October 31, 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Join Tracy Meade, certified long-term specialist, and Betty Sharp with Innovage Virginia Pace as they discuss the options available in our area for adult day care services.  Learn about opportunities for those who want to age in their homes.  

Free and Open to the Community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 9:00-5:00pm

Come join us for a perfect Veterans Day excursion—a Civil War day-trip to Richmond, capital of the Confederacy. We’ll begin the day by taking in the fabulous American Civil War Museum at historic Tredegar Iron Works on the James River. The brand-new museum is the preeminent center for the exploration of our nation’s horrific Civil War from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians. (Time permitting, we’ll walk through the NPS Civil War museum right next door.) Lunch time will find us at LuLu’s in nearby Shockoe Bottom, a wonderful eatery famous for its American fare, served up exceptionally well. After lunch, we’ll tour Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond’s famous garden cemetery. Please give us lunch choice from selection. Activity Level – Active  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

Member $82.00
Guest $92.00
Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 11:30-2:00pm

Bjorn Ruriksson and Pete Cross have been leading two-week tours of Iceland since 1978.  Join us as they share details about our upcoming trip to Iceland on August 18-30, 2020. Free and open to the community. 

Note: Two presentations - 11:30 am AND 6:00 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center Cville

Fee: free

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

December 12-20, 2019

We will sail on Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas to the South Eastern Coast. We will begin our cruise from the Port of Baltimore and cruise along the southeastern coast and the Bahamas. We will set sail in Nassau, Bahamas, then onto Cococay, Bahamas and then to the Port Canaveral and Charleston, SC. Join us for this holiday cruise at sea. Included ground transportation, all meals, accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Travel protection is available. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: The Bahamas

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 4:00-11:30pm

Don’t miss legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli at Capital One Arena! Blind since the age of 12 from congenital glaucoma, this Italian opera singer and songwriter has had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts. Celine Dion has said that “if God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.” Tickets are limited! Round trip bus transportation is included.  Call to book your reservation 434 974 6538 

Open to all.

Location: Capital One Arena

2019 White House Tour

2019 White House Tour

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 5:00-6:00am

This trip to DC for a self-guided tour of the White House adorned in its holiday finest is a perennial favorite! We have requested a tour in December, but the date will be determined by the White House. Please call the travel office to put your name on the interest list as soon as possible. Some walking is involved and there is a possibility of waiting in line at the gate. Lunch is on your own. A valid government-issued United States ID (driver’s license, military ID, etc.) or a valid US or other official government-issued passport is required.

Open to all.

Location: Washington, DC

Fee: To be announced

Essence of Panama

Essence of Panama

February 13-22, 2020

The diversity of Panama unfolds as you discover the colonial architecture of Panama City, the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, local customs and craftsmanship and Panama’s beautiful beaches. You’ll experience it all on this tour of Panama. Early bird savings of $100 per person. Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 22 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more! Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Price Per Person: $4,688 double, $5,687 single

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners

Deposit: $549 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan 

Location: Panama

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

April 13-21, 2020

Join us 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. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2020

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

*Price: $6,400 per person double occupancy/ Single Occupancy $7720 – Deposit $1000. Travel Protection is additional. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Tuscany

Tuscany

September 25-3, 2020

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. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Price: Single $4595 – Double (per person) $3995 – Deposit $1000.

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy