Community Collection Drives

Community Collection Drives

November 30-21, 2020

Below are two ways to help community members in need. Donation bins will be in the vestibule of The Center at Belvedere.

Baby Food and Diaper Drive for Loaves and Fishes is collecting donations of baby food and diapers for local families in need. Please, no glass containers.

Sock and T-shirt Drive for The Haven is accepting all sizes of new men's and women's t-shirts and warm socks.

Thank you for donating!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tai Chi Mornings  (ON SITE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ON SITE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 8:30-9:30am

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings (ON SITE)

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

Hiking-Monday

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 9:00-3:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 9:15-10:15am

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

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

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

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard Members (December) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (December) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 9:15-10:15am

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

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

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

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

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

"see email reciept for link information"

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

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

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Will only meet online beginning in December.

Also meets online Mondays and Thursdays 

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

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE ON SITE CLASS.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Prime Member (November) $0.00
Standard Member (November) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 11:45-12:45pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

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

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 11:45-12:45pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (December) $0.00
Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE OUTSIDE)

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE OUTSIDE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays at 1 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

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

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 9:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 9:00-1:00pm

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

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

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

Try It Out Tuesday

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

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

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 11:45-12:45pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET NOVEMBER 3.

 

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

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

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

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!  

WILL MEET VIA ZOOM on TUESDAYS. 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

 
New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!
 
Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, December 1st

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, December 1st

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can have a crack at answering (no Googling allowed!). Gift certificates and other mystery prizes will be awarded. Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date. Email carolyn to reserve your space today!

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, December 1st

Members $0.00
Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 2:10-3:10pm

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 3:20-4:20pm

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Standard Members (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) - November $25.00
Prime Members - November $0.00
Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE) Wednesday

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 9:15-10:15am

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

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

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

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

"see email reciept for link information"

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

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

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

KINGFISHERS

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Tone and Groove (On site)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 9:45-10:45am

Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 am, Beginning Dec. 2

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

Space is limited; registration is required below.  

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (On site)

Standard members -December $25.00
Prime Members - December $0.00
Technology Assistance

Technology Assistance

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

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

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

November 4, The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

December 2, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON SITE!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard and Prime Members (December) $0.00

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

 Email Alex for link to join class.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

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

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ruth Walker (434) 295-1435

Canasta (On site and Outside)

Canasta (On site and Outside)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesdays, October 7-December 2 (will not meet October 21)

Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Carole King, Rent...and the list goes on! Join Mike D'Antoni for this 8 week series that will take you back in time to some of the greatest music of all time. Learn a little about the songs, the singers and writers. Sing along with Mike as he plays selected pieces on his guitar. Lyrics will be provided.

Mike has a bachelor's degree in music education and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 40 years. He has performed with Dixieland, jazz, rock, country and folk combos.

Once you register, you will receive a link to the ZOOM class series.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

This is an Open meeting.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

 

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

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard Members per month - December $40.00
Prime Members - December $0.00
Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

 Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

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

Register below!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard members -December $40.00
Prime Members - December $0.00
Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

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

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Seats available: 19

Pay for this event online

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

RSVP (December 3)
Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm


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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join local photographer and Charlottesville Camera Club member Liz Marshall as she walks you through designing your own holiday photo card using easy online software. Liz has been creating her own cards for years, and describes the process as “fun and easy,” and a great way to become more comfortable with photography and technology. You can choose from a variety of styles of greeting cards and personalize the card with your own photo/s, message and signature. Cards are printed for you and you receive the cards and envelope in the mail. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86366532539

Meeting ID: 863 6653 2539
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is closed.

This is a four week class on Thursdays from 4-6 - November 5, 12, and 19th (no class on Thanksgiving), and December 3

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

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

 

 

Supply list:

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

Pencil

Painting palette for watercolor paints 

Water container

Paper towels or a rag

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

Wash brush (1")

Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)

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

Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)

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

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

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

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

Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Zumba!

Zumba!

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 4:30-5:15pm

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

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba!

Standard Members and Guests (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 9:45-10:45am

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

This class was previously called Yoga to Unwind...more space has been added for December! Registration required below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 16

Pay for this event online

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

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

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM  

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $0.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (On-site)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (On-site)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

In this monthly series, local physicians will dicuss various topics and help guide you along a path of healthy living!

 

Cardiovascular Health: How Not to Die of Heart Disease and Stroke 

Dr. Mark Niehaus is a primary care physician at Sentara Family Medicine at Belvedere, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. His clinical expertise and interests include promoting wellness through lifestyle, cardiovascular and diabetes care, and preventive medicine. In addition to his primary focus of direct patient care, he is an Associate Medical Director for the Sentara Quality Care Network. You might see him commuting by bicycle or walking at lunch through the Belvedere, Dunlora and Northfields neighborhoods. Join him on ways to protect yourself from the leading cause of death in Americans.

         

 

  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (On-site)

RSVP (Dec. 4)
Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Friday Line Dance (On Site)

Friday Line Dance (On Site)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celia Pfautz is the instuctor.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

This class is full. 

 

Join us for some holiday crafting with fiber artist Donna Markey. This kind of snowman never melts! Expand your needle felting skills learning how to join multiple pre-felt balls together, make a carrot nose and adorn these darling snowmen to brighten your Christmas tree or put a smile on the face of the lucky recipient. Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

RSVP - November 20
Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, December 7, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

The November Meeting will be held on Monday, November 9th 1-2pm

 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Two sessions available - Sign up for December 8th and/or December 15th below

Join artist Jan Settle for one (or both!) of her open studio sessions for Beginner and Intermediate Level Acrylic Pour onto canvas. If you’ve taken one of Jan’s classes, you’ll surely want to sign up to further hone your craft and have fun creating with Jan there to guide you. If you’ve never done an acrylic pour before, Jan can show you the basics. No two paintings are ever the same; you will take home two finished paintings after they have dried. Prime Members – free; Standard Members and Guests 20.00. Materials $15-$20 per person (depending on canvas size chosen), payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 4

Pay for this event online

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests (December 8) $20.00
Prime Members (December 8) $0.00
Standard Members and Guests (December 15) $20.00
Prime Members (December 15) $0.00
Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

 

December 8, 10:00am - 11:30   Sharing is caring...you can't take it with you and you may wish to share some of it while you're here.  Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group LLC, will discuss techniques and considerations when contemplating gifting of assets.

 

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

RSVP - December 8
Advocating for a Loved One During COVID (On site)

Advocating for a Loved One During COVID (On site)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Advocating for a Loved One Living in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility During Covid-19

Cheairs Graves, a Long-Term Care Ombudsman with the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, will share how you can advocate for your loved one living in a nursing homes or assisted living facility during this unprecedented time. At the presentation you will learn about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, Residents Rights, and the current visitation policies that are in place for long-term care facilities. 

Please RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advocating for a Loved One During COVID (On site)

RSVP (Dec. 8)
Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate  (ON SITE)

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

2 sessions, December  8th and 15th, 1-3pm

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

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests –  25.00

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

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

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

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

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Downsizing After 60: Addressing the Many Questions (On site)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 10:30-12:00pm

Should I remain in my current home? What will happen if I stop driving? Can I afford repairs to my home and alter my house, or would senior co-living better suit me? Caroline Mortell is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and was a successful Real Estate Broker in Florida for 16 years. Now living in Charlottesville, she is delighted to share her knowledge and experience to continue to be a benefit to others. Register here for this on site class. Open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Downsizing After 60: Addressing the Many Questions (On site)

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Wreath Making with Virginia Greenery

Wreath Making with Virginia Greenery

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 12:30-2:30pm

‘Tis the season… Come learn how to create your own, original wreath with the natural materials provided. Design elements include freshly cut boxwood, pine, cedar, holly, and a variety of other organic materials.  Participants will use the pin technique on a 12-inch straw wreath base and will take home their creation! Bring your garden snippers if you have them. Open to all. Cost for both class and materials:  Prime Members $40.00, Standard Members and Guests $50.00. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Wreath Making with Virginia Greenery

Members and guests fee $50.00
Prime Members $40.00
Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

 Nov. 11 program: The Virginia Clean Economy Act
The Virginia Clean Economy Act was signed into law in April. This makes Virginia the first state in the South to target 100 % clean power. The deadline for this is 2050. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is one of the Commonwealth’s agencies charged with making sure the VCEA’s goals are met.
 
Al Christopher has been director of the Energy Division of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy since March 2009. For about four years prior to that he was executive director of Virginia Clean Cities, a nonprofit coalition that promotes alternative fuel and electric vehicles. Al was a second-generation fuel distributor and a newspaper editor and reporter, working in Hampton VA; Tampa FL; and Washington DC. He has a B.S. in mass communications and an MBA, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.
 
Serving as the agency’s primary liaison to the General Assembly, as well as the agency’s regulatory coordinator since January 2010, Michael Skiffington is the director of policy and planning for the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Michael also leads the agency’s strategic planning team. A lifelong Virginian, he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a law degree from George Mason University. An avid musician since the age of eight, Michael lives with his wife in downtown Richmond, anxiously awaiting the return of live music. The program will be moderated by Bob McGrath, SSV board member and past
 
The November 11 SSV program will be held via Zoom. Preregistration is required in order to participate. Here is the link to register for the meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JJXebOCYTJGwXVwv5JRWyw
 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

Two Thursdays - December 10th and 17th  10am-12pm

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

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $20.00

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

Materials needed:

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Standard Members and Guests fee $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ON SITE and ONLINE)

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

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

Thursday, December 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Healthy Mind & Body:  How Activity & Exercise Affects Your Brain & Your Physiology.

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

REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON-SITE. DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU WILL BE ZOOMING.

 

If joining by zoom, click here:

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

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

RSVP ( will attend on-site Dec. 10)
Our Wild Neighbors: Supporting Native Species through Wildlife Rehabilitation (ONLINE)

Our Wild Neighbors: Supporting Native Species through Wildlife Rehabilitation (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Wildlife rehabilitators play an important role in our communities by being a first-step resource when someone encounters a wild animal in need. Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary aims to reduce wildlife suffering in Central Virginia by rehabilitating injured and orphaned native species. Founded in 2004 out of their founder's home, they have since expanded to a 20 acre facility in gorgeous Nelson County where their 50+ enclosures cater to nearly all native species in Virginia. RWS typically intake over 800 wild animal patients every year! That number continues to trend upward as they continue developing and urbanizing their landscapes.

So how do we become better neighbors to our local wildlife, and why should we care in the first place? And what on earth do wildlife rehabbers actually do? In this virtual learning program with The Center, RWS Outreach Coordinator and wildlife rehabilitator Sarah Cooperman will tell you about what goes into the process of "Rescue, Rehab, and Release." Sarah will also introduce you to some of our furry, feathered, and scaly education animal ambassadors who live year-round at RWS. Learn their stories and all about our fascinating, helpful wild neighbors here in Virginia during this fun-filled glimpse into the world of wildlife rehabilitation! Free and open to all.

To learn more about Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary, go to their website at https://rockfishwildlifesanctuary.org

 

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051433620

Meeting ID: 890 5143 3620

Open to all.

Location: Online

Original Strength (On site)

Original Strength (On site)

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

Will not meet November 20, 27 and Dec. 4

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

 

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

Pay for this event online

Original Strength (On site)

Standard members (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Soap Felting

Soap Felting

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Learn the basics of wet felting, as you apply a colorful assortment of natural sheep fibers to cover individual bars of soap. Make 1 for yourself and 1 to give away - they make lovely gifts! No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Soap Felting

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, December 14, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Join members of the Wednesday Music Club for informal music in The Center's atrium. Enjoy additional performances on the following dates:

Monday, December 14

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Monday, December 14, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

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

Health Law with Beth Norton (On-site and Online)

Health Law with Beth Norton (On-site and Online)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, December 15 - The Risky Business of Long-term Care
In this session Beth will familiarize you with the history of long-term care, the types and the pros and cons.
Beth Norton is a former cardiac nurse who studied health law at UVa's School of Law. She has been practicing health law for the past 7 years.

If joining by Zoom, no registration neessary. Click on this link a few minutes prior to 10 am. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93994506974?pwd=MHBFN1Fscm5nZnlTUFZzMlZEWWRiUT09

 

If attending in person, please register below!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Health Law with Beth Norton (On-site and Online)

RSVP to attend on-site Dec. 15
Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, December 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

New Technology in Hearing Aids

The hearing aid world is a confusing and exciting one!  technology is always changing.  Did you know that some hearing aids are now waterproof, can have Bluetooth and can communicate directly with your TV and/or cell phone?  Come learn about game changing technology featured in today's aids!  Whether you've been wearing hearing aids for years or just learning about what could work for you, please join us to learn more.

Register below if you will attend on-site. You do not need to register if you will attend via Zoom.

 

Will also be Zoomed:

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

RSVP to attend on-site (Dec. 16) $0.00
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (ONLINE)

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Having trouble relaxing, feeling peaceful and hopeful? Fear, worry and uncertainty cause stress that can affect our mood, physical health, and overall wellbeing. Learn about the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) that can help you feel more calm, relaxed and joyful. Stephanie White, Certified Master EFT Practitioner will discuss and demonstrate this technique. EFT  is something you can easily implement and allows your body to self-regulate and restore balance. Free and open to all.

Stephanie White is a Certified Master Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner, a Certified Advanced Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Practitioner, and a Personal Empowerment Coach. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86854506607

Meeting ID: 868 5450 6607
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Kristen Pearlstein, Anatomical Collections Manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, will present a 45-minute introduction to the challenges and innovations of American military medicine during World War I. The National Museum of Health and Medicine was established during the American Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for research related to battlefield trauma and pathology. The museum's mission to preserve and explore the impact of military medicine spans more than 150 years. Kristen is originally from the Charlottesville area and remains active in the community. Free and open to all, please register to join.

 

 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodOqvqDIiHNYR-Zd8MnHVUor0k2lX1uji 

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Bridge Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Bridge Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Friday, December 18, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

If you have always wanted to play bridge but don't know how, or you have some bridge playing experience but need a refresher in the basics, then these are the classes for you!  All classes are available al a carte and are taught by experienced player and teacher Ken Marino.  Free to members; guest fee $20 per lesson. Please register in advance  below. SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Friday, December 18, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Lesson Four

In this fourth session, participants will get a summary and review of the earlier lessons that began in September.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Bridge Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard and Prime Members (Dec. 18) $0.00
Guests (Dec. 18) $20.00
Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Debra’s Test Event

Debra’s Test Event

Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 9:00-10:00pm

Here's the summary. This is a test.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Debra’s Test Event

free $0.00
other $0.01

Royal Caribbean International - Anthem of the Seas

January 4-15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Passport Required.

Travel protection is available.

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

Call Travel office for rates and availability.

Open to all.

Location: Southern Caribbean

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $55.00
Prime Members $0.00
Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

CURRENT EVENTS WILL NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER!

Wednesday, October 28

Join in a discussion of the day's headlines. All views are welcome and tolerated!

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda - linda@thecentercville.org

88 Temple Pilgrimage - Shikoku, Japan (ONLINE)

88 Temple Pilgrimage - Shikoku, Japan (ONLINE)

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

Come along with local travel and walking enthusiast Linda Scandore as she recounts her 745-mile pilgrimage around the island of Shikoku, Japan, to the 88 temples situated there. Linda will share her photos and the history of this special place, recounting stories along the way of the kindness of the Japanese people and of fellow pilgrims. Want to go yourself? Linda will also tell you how to plan and execute a walking trip to Japan. Exploration and stepping beyond conventional travel are Linda’s passions – visit her blog for information on more exciting destinations. Free and open to all.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfumpqzoiE9DzTZoplI4oxLPOOpp65Wom 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor I with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
America's Most Competitive Real Estate: The Electromagnetic Spectrum (ONLINE)

America's Most Competitive Real Estate: The Electromagnetic Spectrum (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Television and radio broadcasters, cellular communication companies, weather satellites and astronomical research.  This is just a partial list of the many players using our airwaves to transmit information.  How do we determine who gets to use what airwaves?  In the US, this is a question with both a lot of history and the source of ongoing debate.  Anisha Singh, PhD. Physics student at Stanford University will explain the science of how we use light to transmit information, how the frequency spectrum is allocated for use, and the controversies and solutions that have emerged over the past century with this technology.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82218949750

Meeting ID: 822 1894 9750

Open to all.

Location: Online

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

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

WILL NOT MEET IN DECEMBER

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Friday, January 15, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $50.00
Prime Members $0.00
Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

This program will not meet in November and December. Stay tuned for details for 2021!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Walk the Labyrinth (ON SITE)

Walk the Labyrinth (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

Walking a labyrinth is a meditative experience designed to quiet the mind and enable reflection and contemplation. This ancient spiritual custom consists of silently walking a series of circuits leading you into and back out of the labyrinth - each walker comes away with their own personal experience. Come and walk a 7-circuit canvas labyrinth in our auditorium. Socks are required, and no shoes allowed on the canvas. A helpful handout on how to walk the labyrinth will be available, and volunteers will be there to monitor activity. No appointment needed, open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 23

Pay for this event online

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

All $10.00
Panoramic Tour of Dubrovnik with Olga

Panoramic Tour of Dubrovnik with Olga

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Olga Cuckovic, licensed Tourist Guide of Rome and the Vatican City, returns to The Center via Zoom! This time Olga takes us on a tour of the city of Dubrovnik in her hometown of Croatia that she continues to visit regularly. Hear the fascinating history of the city that once was the center of the independent aristocratic Republic of Ragusa, traverse the narrow alleys and charming museums, walk along the mighty Dubrovnik City Walls. Learn about the local culture and traditions, as well as helpful tips for traveling there in the future. Croatia is a very popular tourist destination and the spectacular city of Dubrovnik is a jewel in the crown and one of its most beloved locations. 

Olga has lived and worked in Rome since 1992, but visits her hometown regularly to spend time with family and friends. A lover of art, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Arts Management at the American University of Rome last year and has completed her TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) this year. You may wish to visit her site www.olgarome.com or find her at Instagram as @olgaromeofficial .

 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf-morz0vGNxiQps4gGI3cewdId5e72us 

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

Note - this meeting's recording will not be made available.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Senor Living Panel Discussion (Online)

Senor Living Panel Discussion (Online)

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

 

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

Aly Howse - Assisted Living Facility

Kate Daniels - Hospice 

Regina Kerns - In Home Care

JABA - Adult Day Care Program

Alejandra Fletcher - Home Health 

Laura Barlett - Life Care Manager/Patient Advocate

 

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Open to all.

Location: Online

First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

Currently meeting outside!

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

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

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

 

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Meeting ID: 863 9132 6799

Open to all.

Location: Online

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

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

Tuesdays, February 2, 9,16, 23

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

Register in advance for this meeting:
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February 2 - Santiago de Compostela via Le Puy, France

February 9 - Santiago de Compostela via Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

February 16 - Santiago de Compostela via Arles, France

February 23 - Santiago de Compostela via San Sebastian, Spain

Open to all.

Location: Online

Digital Security and You (ONLINE)

Digital Security and You (ONLINE)

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

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

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Meeting ID: 895 5669 3344
 

Open to all.

Location: ONLINE

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

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

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

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

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

Note - this meeting's recording will not be made available.

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

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

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

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

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

Supplies:

Pencils 2H-6B

Sketch book (like Strathmore 400 series, or similar)

Drawing pen - Micron, pilot pen, or similar

Colored pencils 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 16

Pay for this event online

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

Pay for this event online

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00

History Class - Central Virginia Notables

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

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

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

The Class—At the Center

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

History Class - Central Virginia Notables

Standard Member and Guests $90.00
Prime Member $0.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Portugal 2021

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

PORTUGAL -

April 30 - May 7, 2021 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

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

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

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

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2021

Tuscany 2021

October 1-9, 2021

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

Week 1 - October 1 - 9, 2021 _ 4 rooms available

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

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

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

Price: Double (per person) $3995 –  2020 Final payment due January 26, 2021  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

November 9-17, 2021

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org