Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 1:00-4:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1:00-5:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

Upcoming Features:

June 2 - Lion

June 9 - Flipped

June 16 - Gifted

June 23 - Concussion

June 30 - Moneyball

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Golf Group

Senior Golf Group

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 8:00-9:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 8:45-9:45am

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

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

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

Also see Tai Chi evening classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Morning)

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $49.00
Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 9:00-3:00pm

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

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

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

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

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

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

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

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

Sew and Sews

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Pinkie Puppets is now the Sew & Sews! The need for our dear puppets is no more; we are re-inventing ourselves and invite you to join us. We are making medical dolls; baby, children, and adult bibs; children’s pillowcases; foster care bags; and wheelchair and walker holders—much more diversified than before. There is a lot of machine sewing, basting, pinning, and cutting. All skill levels can be put to wonderful use. Donations of fabric, thread, and anything that could be used for our new projects would be greatly appreciated.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

RSVP for this event online

Writing for Healing and Growth

RSVP
Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

If you know the basics of bridge, have played a few times, or played many years ago, this group is for you.  Bridge hands are played for the entire two hours with Marilyn Lutz, an experienced bridge player and teacher acting as our consultant  For more information or questions, contact the group administrator, Gene Philippi.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:45-11:45am

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

Also see Thursday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Chess

Chess

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 1:00-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Fee: free

A Matter of Balance:  Managing Concerns About Falls Workshop

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Workshop

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3 - 26, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon (except June 17 & 19, time will be 1-3 PM) Total of eight 2-hour sessions

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  The Matter of Balance 8-session workshop can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.  Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.  The Center and UVa Health System are partnering to bring you this evidence-based program.  Space is limited; register online or at the Welcome Desk. No new participants can be accepted after the second session.  Open to the community; $20 (scholarships available)

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

A Matter of Balance:  Managing Concerns About Falls Workshop

Register $20.00
Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 1:15-2:15pm

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 1:15-2:15pm

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

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Monday

Pickleball - Monday

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 6:45-7:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:30am

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

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and Pedicures

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:00-1:45pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Tuesday/Thursday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Stained Glass Panel Making - Tuesday

Stained Glass Panel Making - Tuesday

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

This class is for beginner and intermediate students! Create your own small stained glass window or panel using the copper foil method.  You will learn cutting, grinding, wrapping and soldering as you make a window using the same technique made famous by Tiffany and Co. when they produced their lamps.  Julie Madden who has 30+ years teaching experience is the instructor.  Members $60; $Guests $70 (Price includes all materials) Space is limited! Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stained Glass Panel Making - Tuesday

Member $60.00
Guest $70.00
Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Taking Care Of Mom:  Dealing with Multiple Family Members - Who is in Charge?
When several people are involved in caring for an aging person, intentions may all be good, but everyone might not be on the same page.  Disagreements can lead to serious conflict and the loser is always the one most in need of care.  In this session, we'll explore who can make decisions on behalf of another and how that legal authority may occur.  Join in this important discussion on how to avoid family conflicts and ensure you get the care you need.  Free and open to the community.
 

WILL NOT MEET IN JULY

 

Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 – 11:30 am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Robust Aging Toolbox

Robust Aging Toolbox

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesdays in May and June, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Ivy Creek Natural Area (indooors and outdoors)

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

Free and open to the community. 

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Ivy Creek Education Building

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:15-11:15am

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again.

A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise

Members (per month) $30.00
Guests (per month) $37.00
The Second-Wind Band

The Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:45-12:45pm

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

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

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

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

Click here for information about the First-Wind Band.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Director band@thecentercville.org

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 12:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

How to Navigate Long Distance Care

How to Navigate Long Distance Care

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older adult making them more likely to have physical and emotional health problems themselves. Attend this workshop and learn how to locate neighborhood resources, stay in contact, plan visits, and manage your own stress as a long-distance caregiver.

Senior care specialist Carolyn Powell Chavez, who has over 20 years of experience working with the elderly, those suffering from dementia, and their families, will present. Chavez earned her degree in Psychology and Management Sciences from Framington State College in Massachusetts.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Class meeting dates:

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

July 9, 16, and 30 (offsite)

August 13, 20 and 27

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

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

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

Location: The Center

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1:15-3:15pm

June 11 - Round Dance for all

June 18 - August 20 (8 week session) (will not meet June 25 and August 6)

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover each 8 week session and are due on the first Tuesday of class. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge. Chip and Elaine Hopper are the instructors.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Painting with Watercolor

Painting with Watercolor

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 2:00-4:30pm

Look for other Art instruction classes on our website.

Course instruction will take place on Tuesdays from May 21 through July 9, with a brief break. Instruction will not take place on June 11 or June 18. 

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

Supply list: 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Painting with Watercolor

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00
Western Mah Jongg

Western Mah Jongg

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Tuesday

Pickleball - Tuesday

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 2:00-4:30pm

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 2:10-3:10pm

Class meeting dates:

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

July 9, 16 and 23 (offsite)

August 13, 20 and 27

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

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

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advanced Beginner’s Spanish

Register $0.00
Travel Class - Virginia's Civil War

Travel Class - Virginia's Civil War

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

Virginia’s Civil War: Campaign & Battles of the Old Dominion, Part II with Civil War Historian Rick Britton

The perfect class for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper!

We’ll start off with an astounding Confederate victory, Chancellorsville, then explore the Gettysburg Campaign, the second invasion of the North. In 1864, with the advent of Union Gen. U. S. Grant—and adept, and aggressive commander—we’ll witness the slow grinding down of Confederate forces. The Overland Campaign led inexorably to the siege of Petersburg and Richmond . . . which led inevitably into the Appomattox Campaign and defeat. Join us as we explore the last two years of the conflict in the Old Dominion (each session featuring a slide presentation)—a great way to learn about Virginia’s Civil War!

An award-winning local historian, Rick Britton has published scores of articles on the Civil War, and two books— Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler (2008), and Virginia Vignettes: Famous Characters & Events in Central Virginia History (2015).

The class startsTuesday, June 4th, 4:00–5:30 p.m. (and continuing for another 5 Tuesdays at The Center, the Travel class will be the 6th Tuesday). 

  • Tuesday, June 4th - 4:oo pm – The Chancellorsville Campaign
  • Tuesday, June 11th - 4:oo pm – The Gettysburg Campaign
  • Tuesday, June 18th - 4:oo pm – The Wilderness & Spotsylvania Court House 
  • Tuesday, June 25th - 4:oo pm – The Battles of North Anna & Cold Harbor
  • Tuesday, July 2nd - 4:oo pm – The Siege of Petersburg & Richmond
  • Tuesday, July 9th - 4:oo pm – The Appomattox Campaign
  • Tuesday, July 30th – Travel Session: An entire day touring Overland Campaign battlefields with historian Rick Britton. We’ll start off by seeing the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania Court House (one of the war’s most heavily contested defensive positions), then take a trail walk through the North Anna site. After lunch we’ll tour the beautifully preserved Confederate works at Cold Harbor. Join us! (Tour departs 8:00 a.m., returns between 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Travel Session is a separate charge $68.)

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Class - Virginia’s Civil War

Member $80.00
Guest $90.00
Make Your Money Last through Retirement - June/July

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - June/July

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please check your calendar to see if the September dates work for you.

This four-week program meets on consecutive Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25, and July 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

This course will be repeated on Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Cost is $20 for the four-week series.  Scholarships are available.

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

Whether you are single by choice or by circumstance, here’s an opportunity to socialize over food and music with a goal of finding new friends. Light fare, lively conversation, and dancing. BYOB (beer and wine only). The Schmooze group will usually eat out the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, but please call the Welcome desk to confirm.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Singles Schmooze

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

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

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

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

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

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

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

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

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net
 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

BeMoved®

BeMoved®

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

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

April 17-May 22

June 5-July 3 (Please note this will be a five week block)

August 28 - October 2

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to view BeMoved® video.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch margaret@thecentercville.org

Pay for this event online

BeMoved®

Member: June 5-July 3 $33.00
Guest: June 5-July 3 $52.00
Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 9:30-12:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

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

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, June 19th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Do You Think It's Just About Your Hearing? - Research shows there are many reasons why wearing hearing aids are beneficial for your overall health and mental fitness.  From decreasing your risk of depression to keeping you steady on your feet, your hearing impacts your health every day.  Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, for an educational class focused on improving your health!

 

Wednesday, July 17, 10:00-11:00 AM

How to Communicate with Hearing Loss – Dr. Kristin Koch will review statistics and symptoms of hearing loss. Learn strategies for improving communication when talking to someone with a hearing deficit. Free and open to the community.

 

Wednesday, August 21, 10:00 – 11:00AM

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 10:45-12:15pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 11:30-2:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 12:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jo Ann Perkins 434 823 4987

Fee: free

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 12:00-4:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 12:30-1:00pm

Wednesday, June 19, 12:30 - 1:00 PM

The members of the Still Sharp Singers under the direction of Mike D'Antoni will be entertaining after the monthly luncheon on June 19. Featured also will be the Barbershop Belles and Beaux with June Andrews directing. This will be their farewell to Spring as well as welcome to Summer with very familiar melodies for all. This event is free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 3:00-5:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Fee: To be announced

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:00-8:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:30-8:30pm

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

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

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

Also see Tai Chi morning classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00
Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 7:30-8:30pm

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk walk in nature, and stimulating conversation, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot and walk the trails for approximately one hour. This is an ideal transition group for those who want to begin hiking.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot

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

Fee: free

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 9:00-12:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

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

This is an Open meeting.

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tap Dancing Lessons

Tap Dancing Lessons

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

All levels: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online.  Members $40/month; Guests -$50/month.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons

Member $40.00
Guest $50.00
Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am


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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ms. Gary Porter gporter70122@netscape.net

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

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

 

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

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Crafts--DIY

Crafts--DIY

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 11:15-12:45pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Cyndi Walsh cynthia.walsh2@gmail.com

Fee: free

NIA Moving to Heal

NIA Moving to Heal

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

NIA Moving to Heal

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $30.00
Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Fee: free

Financial Consultation

Financial Consultation

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1:00-4:30pm

Local firm BARRETT-JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., offers a free and confidential one-hour financial consultation. This can cover investments, tax planning, estate planning, or advice on other financial matters. Counseling is offered on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center by appointment only with Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, CFP; David Barrett-Johnson, CFP®, ChFC®; or Bryan Strickland. To arrange your appointment, you may either write to Kimberlee's email or call the front desk at 434.974.7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Ladies Poker

Ladies Poker

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jean Zoumbaris 434-990-6063

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 3:00-5:00pm

Meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 3:15-4:15pm

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

Also see Monday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 5:00-9:00pm

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

American Mah Jongg Lessons

American Mah Jongg Lessons

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 5:30-8:30pm

Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

American Mah Jongg Lessons

$0.00
First-time Homebuyer Class

First-time Homebuyer Class

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm

Are you thinking about buying a home, but not sure where to start? VHDA's free First-time Homebuyer Class can help. In this 2-session class, you'll learn the entire homebuying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. The class is offered through the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Piedmont Housing Alliance. Space is limited; Click here to register or contact Virginia Leary at Piedmont Housing Alliance at (434) 422-4838. 
 
These dates will also be offered from 6:00-9:00 pm:
 
April 18 and 25
May 16 and 23
June 20 and 27
July 18 and 25
August 15 and 22
September 19 and 26
October 17 and 24 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Drumming Group

Drumming Group

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

Thursdays beginning May 2, 6:30-8:00 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Lessons

Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Lessons

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

Thursdays, beginning June 13, 6:30 - 7:30 PM (through August 29)

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Swing Dance Swap

Swing Dance Swap

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 7:30-9:00pm

Thursdays, beginning June 13, 7:30 - 9:00 PM (through September 26)

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 9:00-12:00pm

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

Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm (American), Mondays, 1:30–4:30 p.m, (Western),Wednesdays, 12:30–4:00 p.m. Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–noon (American).

All levels of players are welcome at any session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The class series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

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

Northside Walking Group

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 10:45-12:15pm

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

Guests are welcome to visit practices.

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ella Rea Murphy 434.9973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

Fee: free

Art Composition

Art Composition

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Fridays, May 24 - July 12 (8 classes), 12 noon - 2:00 PM

In this 8- week series, students will select, arrange and organize elements of design, color, line shape, form, texture, space, and value.  You'll work with each element separately and then together.  You'll draw, paint, and create collages.  For the first class, please bring drawing paper, at least 11" x 14" and at lease 80# .  Also bring a favorite pencil and eraser along with colored pencils or markers.  The class is taught by Susan Patrick.  All levels welcome to participate.  Space is limited.  Sign up at the Welcome Desk or at www.thecentercville.org.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Art Composition

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00
Euchre

Euchre

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 1:00-2:45pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Enjoying Short Stories

Enjoying Short Stories

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

ENJOYING SHORT STORIES

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

If you enjoy robust literature written by a variety of authors but only have a little extra time to read each week, this may be the program for you.  The agenda for the first meeting will be a discussion of Isaac Asimov’s “The Fun They Had” (copies available at the meeting) as well as conversation to determine the next selections to tackle.  Free to members but first time guests welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Fee: free

Celebrate Summer Solstice Ice Cream Social

Celebrate Summer Solstice Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join us as we cool down with some delicious ice cream sundaes with all the fixings.  We look forward to seeing you!

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Foster a Four-Legged Friend

Foster a Four-Legged Friend

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm

Having a pet is known to bring many social, emotional, and physical rewards to humans of all ages. If you are thinking about getting a pet, or even if you already have one, maybe fostering an animal from the SPCA is something to consider as well. Join Katie Roche from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to learn about the logistics of and the numerous benefits that come from fostering animals for our local shelter. Come visit with her (and some furry friends she’s bringing with her) to learn how the foster program might be just the thing for you! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Deep Breathing and Relaxation - Most of us take breathing for granted; after all, we've been doing it all our lives!  But did you know that if you practice deep breathing, you can further benefit with a reduction in stress, blood pressure, and cardiovascular function; a strengthening of the core muscles of your body; and a relief of general body aches and pains?  Join Erin Chapman to learn how to breathe efficiently.

 

Tuesday, July 30, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

All About Knees - Physical Therapist Erin Chapman will discuss the origins of common knee pains, demonstrate general strength and knee stabilization exercises, and provide tips to prevent further injury.  Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 3:20-4:20pm

Tuesdays, 3:20 pm

Class meeting dates:

 May 7 and 28

June 11 and 25

July 9 and 16

August 6 (offsite), 13 abd 27

(class meets all year round)

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

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


 

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register $0.00
Low Vision Support Group

Low Vision Support Group

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 11:30-1:30pm

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

June 27 - Farm Fresh Fusion - From the City Market to the family farm, you can taste the freshness in Farm Fresh Fusion's burgers, sandwiches, seasonal salads, rice bowls, and locally produced beverages. Locally sourced and brought to the streets. this is the freshest food truck in town! A diversely influenced seasonal and fusion style menu includes the use of the freshest local, organic, and gluten free ingredients. Open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 2:00-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Yard Sale

Yard Sale

June 28-29, 2019

EARLY SUMMER SALE:

Friday, June 28, 4:30–6:30  pm (early bird with $5 entrance fee)

Saturday, June 29, 8:00 am–1:00  pm (free entrance)

Come find a treasure! Too many great items to list them all, but they include china, crystal, silver, vases, fabric, handbags, housewares, tools, books, puzzles, and specialty items. All pieces are in good, if not in excellent, condition. You can help this sale succeed by donating gently-used possessions prior to the sale, volunteering your time to help during the event, and shopping the sale. Proceeds help support The Center’s operating budget. 

See our list of items that are and are not accepted for the yard sale

Open to all.

Location: The Center, 491 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA

Fee: free

Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, July 1, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Blood Pressure Screenings

Blood Pressure Screenings

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Free blood pressure screenings 

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 11:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about The Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 9:30-11:00am

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

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949

Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Upcoming Selections:

June 5. Educated by Tara Westover

July 3: Becoming by Michelle Obama 

August 7: TBA

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 5:00-6:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free

Closed for Independence Day

Closed for Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 8:30-8:30pm

The Senior Center will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, July 5, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

History

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

Monday, June 10, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Come learn about Smart Homes and Smart Security, and why they are so beneficial in this day and age.  Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones from FlossTech will introduce how to use the equipment (in a secure way that discourages hackers), the pros and cons of their use, and some features to look for with various brands available.  Learn why a lot of the negative buzz around these products is incorrect.  Free and open to the community.

Monday, July 8, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

The Apple Watch: A Computer You Wear

First introduced in 2015 in response to the growing interest in fitness and activity tracking, the Apple Watch also included heart rate monitoring at the touch of a button as well as many useful iPhone features (timers, daily reminders, calendar events, etc.) on the watch face itself.  The newest Version 4 has added significant health monitoring data such as ECG (electrocardiogram) tracking and Fall Detection, making this device potentially life-saving. Join hosts George Nowacek and Clay Sisk as they introduce the features of the watch and how you might benefit from them. You can even make and receive phone calls with it; eat your heart out, Dick Tracy! Free and open to the community.

Monday, August 12, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Mobile and Computer Security

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

 

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

Fund Investing - How do you select investment funds suitable for you?  Should you use mutual funds or exchange traded funds, or both?  We'll take the mystery out of fund investing.  Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am-11:30am

How much stocks, bonds, cash, and other? - Learn how to determine your asset allocation. Are stocks appropriate for you, and, if so, how much? Likewise for bonds, cash, real estate, etc. Free and open to the community.

 

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

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Paper Quilling

Paper Quilling

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10:30-12:00pm

Quilling (also called “paper filigree”) is an art form that involves rolling, curling, shaping, and twisting strips of paper which are then glued together to create decorative designs. These designs are often used to decorate greeting cards, book covers, and boxes, or used to make pictures, models, or jewelry. Come learn how to do this easy and enjoyable art form and take home a few hand-decorated greeting cards to send to friends.  Open to all.  Members: $10; Guests: $15.  Fee includes all materials.  Please sign up at the Welcome Desk or online.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Paper Quilling

Member $10.00
Guest $15.00
One Small Step

One Small Step

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Where were you on July 20, 1969?  If you had asked Neil Armstrong that question, you’d have gotten an answer that’s out of this world!  Larry Saunders of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society will be at The Center to talk about the historic Moon Landing as well as the various upcoming multinational Moon landings planned for the next decade.  You’ll also learn what’s in store for summer sky watchers including the annual Perseids meteor shower in August.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm

When the Fascists Came to Town: Charlottesville and the Rise of the Alt-Right by Nicole Hemmer, University of Virginia Miller Center.  

The images of torchlit marches and white-power terrorism that flowed out of Charlottesville in August 2017 shocked the nation. But for many Charlottesvillians, it was not unexpected: the city had been under siege for months during what anti-racists activists called "The Summer of Hate." Why did this group of neo-Nazis and alt-right activists target Charlottesville? How did they build a base here? And where do they fit in the city's history of black life, white supremacy, and progressive politics?

Nicole Hemmer, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, covered the events of August 11 and 12 for Vox, where she is a columnist. She is the creator, producer, and host of the pod cast series "A12: The Story of Charlottesville," named by The Guardian as "one of the best podcasts of 2018."

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Vaping: What Is It and Who's Doing It?

Vaping: What Is It and Who's Doing It?

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

What started as a way for smokers to kick the habit gradually has now become a major source of concern for many, especially the parents and grandparents of teens who participate.  Come learn about “vaping” (the process of inhaling water vapor through the lungs) and its effects on the bodies and minds of those who do it.  Professionals from the Virginia Department of Health will present. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Move For Health With Darcy Higgins

Move For Health With Darcy Higgins

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

Thursday, June 13, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Self-Care and Symptoms Management

No one really enjoys going to the doctor, so most of us try to manage our symptoms at home for as long as possible.  Come learn techniques for self-care of common ailments and symptoms like swelling, and muscular aches and pains. You’ll also find out what you need to look for to help determine when it’s time for a professional’s advice and treatment. 

 

Thursday, July 11, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

How to Have a Healthy Back: Habits for Posture & Movement - A sore or injured back can be devastating and can be provoked by the slightest thing.  Learn some exercises and good habits for moving that will help you maintain the health of your back muscles so a sudden injury won’t cramp your style. Free and open to the community.

 

Thursday, August 8, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Learn Proper Body Mechanics for Reaching, Lifting & Carrying - Have you ever hurt yourself by doing something simple like reaching for a box on the top shelf of the closet?  Lifting something a little unwieldy? Carrying an awkward or heavy package?  Come learn about proper body mechanics so that reaching, lifting, and carrying don’t bring complications.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 2:00-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

“We believe that our group members and our programs provide help and information about a condition that can be difficult and embarrassing,” says group leader John Watterson. Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands, and voice. An estimated 10 million people in the United States have essential tremor (ET). While not life-threatening, ET is a serious and progressive condition that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life—socially, professionally, and emotionally. People with ET often have difficulty with everyday activities such as getting dressed, eating, drinking, speaking or writing. Of 20-plus different kinds of tremor, essential tremor (ET) is the most common. Also known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, ET is a neurological condition often confused with Parkinson’s disease and dystopia. Due to misguided beliefs and lack of awareness, many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. This group is both educational and supportive., and free. We meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 4:00-5:00pm.
International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) The IETF funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that leads to treatments and a cure, increases awareness, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET. Learn more about the IETF. Other links you may find helpful: tremoraction.org

Will not meet in December

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Fee: free

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 1:15-3:00pm

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

The Multiple Faces of Dementia

The Multiple Faces of Dementia

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. While Alzheimer's is the most common type, there are many different kinds. Attend this workshop and learn the differences among various types of dementia: Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer's. You will also learn what to expect when a loved one is diagnosed with one of these conditions and how best to care for them. The speaker will be Carolyn Powell Chavez of Visiting Angels; she has over 20 years of experience working with the elderly, those suffering from dementia, and their families.  Chavez earned her degree in Psychology and Management Sciences from Framington State College in Massachusetts.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

What You Should Know about Life Insurance Settlements

What You Should Know about Life Insurance Settlements

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

Older Americans often hear about opportunities to sell their life insurance for cash. In the past, if you owned a life insurance policy that you no longer needed, wanted, or could afford, you generally had two choices: surrender your Whole/Universal life insurance plan for its cash value or allow your term policy to lapse. Life settlements present a third option: selling your policy (or the right to receive the death benefit) to an entity other than the insurance company that issued the policy.  During this class we will explore this third option. We will learn the seven most common reasons people sell their policies, the five types of policies that get sold, and illustrate four real-life examples. Join Mark Livingston, independent and licensed life and health insurance agent. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 9:00-9:00pm

Join us on Saturday for a fun day at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia.  The Casino is the place for exciting Vegas-style games. Play the slots or enjoy the many table games such as Black Jack, Poker, etc.  You will receive $20 in slots play on arrival.  Activity level - Easy. Lunch on your own at the Casino.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Hollywood Casino

Members $64.00
Guests $74.00
AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - July

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - July

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 12:30-4:30pm

Meets Monday, July 22 & Tuesday, July 23 from 12:30 - 4:30PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person if non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member.  Fees are payable by cash or check to AARP (not the Center).  Participants must sign up at the Welcome Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins and plan to pay for the course on the first class meeting day.

This course will be repeated on Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - South Pacific

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - South Pacific

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9:30-5:30pm

Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" intertwines the themes of romance and duty to create a story that is all at once hilarious and heartbreaking. Enjoy favorite songs such as Bali Hai, I'm Going to Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Younger Than Springtime and Some Enchanted Evening. Lunch is included. Activity Level - Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Riverside Theatre

Pay for this event online

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - South Pacific

Member $113.00
Guest $123.00
Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM

Let Scott Karr, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, introduce you to the entertaining world of backyard birding.  Learn how to identify and attract native and migratory birds to your yard with appropriate food and shelter. Also learn tips for how to deal with bird-feeding challenges like squirrels! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Keeping It Cool Ice Cream Social

Keeping It Cool Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join us for delicious ice cream with all the fixings.  You can create your own sundae!

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Travel Session - Overland Campaign

Travel Session - Overland Campaign

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 8:00-5:30pm

We will spend an entire day touring the Overland Campaign Battlefields with local Historian Rick Britton. We will begin the day by seeing the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania Court House (one of the war's most heavily contested defensive positions), then we will take a trail walk through the North Anna site. After lunch, we will tour the beautifully preserved Confederate works at Cold Harbor. 

Location: Spotsylvania

Pay for this event online

Travel Session - Overland Campaign

Member $68.00
Guest $78.00
Eight Myths of Hospice Care

Eight Myths of Hospice Care

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Have you always thought Hospice is a place you go when all other options have been exhausted? That services are expensive and only offered to patients during the last few days of life?  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Hospice is about improving the quality of life and providing support, comfort, and dignity to patients as well as their families. Join Dr. Ronald Sykes with Hospice of the Piedmont for this very informative session. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 10:45-11:45am

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Toftcombs Mansion House - Edinburgh, Scotland

Toftcombs Mansion House - Edinburgh, Scotland

August 1-9, 2019

Built in 1824, Toftcombs has welcomed many notable guests during its time as a former hotel and private residence. George Orwell resided at the house in 1948 as a guest of his friend Georges Kopp who was his commander in the Spanish civil war. 

Nestled within 10 private acres in the stunning Scottish Borders countryside, only 30 minutes from Edinburgh, Toftcombs is beautiful and grand, yet relaxed and comfortable, providing a spacious haven to enjoy memorable times. Breakfast is included daily. Call the travel office to book your room! Space is limited!

Please call the Travel Office to book this trip, 434.974.6538

Open to all.

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Introduction to Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

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

Fridays, August 2 - September 20 (8 classes)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Introduction to Drawing

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00
Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Dorothy Richards 434.973.5713

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 2:30-4:00pm

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Fee: free

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - August

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - August

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 9:00-1:00pm

Meets Tuesday, August 13 & Wednesday, August 14 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person if non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member.  Fees are payable by cash or check to AARP (not the Center).  Participants must sign up at the Welcome Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins and plan to pay for the course on the first class meeting day.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Smart Phone? Smart Photos!

Smart Phone? Smart Photos!

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

Charlottesville Camera Club member Liz Marshall presents a session on images taken exclusively with her iPhone.  See how these photos pop on paper, canvas, and acrylic.  These images can also be digitally made into books.  This is a session to see how well smart phone results compare or compete with those from traditional cameras.  Come to be inspired; your phone can be your camera too! This is NOT a one-on-one session on “how to use your cell phone.”  Free and open to the public.

 

Liz has been a member of the Charlottesville Camera Club since 2013.  She won the Shyan Award that year as Best Category “B” Photographer of the Year.  In 2015 Liz made the shift to using her iPhone as her only camera and has continued to win awards.  Her “Wedding Shoes Blues” won the 2019 Best Overall Image in the Assigned “A” Category.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Final Summer Ice Cream Social

Final Summer Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join us for our final ice cream social of the summer.  Yummy ice cream with all the fixings.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Washington on Your Own 2019

Washington on Your Own 2019

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

Join us as we travel to our nation's capital for another Washington On Your Own (WOYO)

day-trip.   Travelers will be dropped off and picked up in front of the West Wing of the

National Gallery of Art.  Enjoy the many intriguing galleries and exhibits of the Smithsonian

or other nearby museums.  Lunch is on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Washington DC

Pay for this event online

Washington on Your Own 2019

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Harper's Ferry National Park

Harper's Ferry National Park

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 8:00-5:00pm

Explore 19th Century buildings, Wax Museum and some of the beautiful shops in Harper’s Ferry. Attend the special event at John Brown’s Armory experiencing a behind the scent tour of objects in archeology collection rarely seen. Lunch and Ice cream on your own – Activity Level – Active

Location: Harper's Ferry

Pay for this event online

Harper’s Ferry National Park

Member $54.00
Guest $64.00
Planning for Your Retirement

Planning for Your Retirement

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

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

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

Cost is $20 for the four-week series.  Scholarships are available.

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Planning for Your Retirement

Tuesdays, Sept 10 - Oct 1 $20.00
Thursdays, Oct 3 - Oct 24 $20.00
Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

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

NEW THIS YEAR! 

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

Cost is $20 for the four-week series.  Scholarships are available.

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

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

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Location: The Center

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Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Wednesdays, Sept 11 - Oct 2 $20.00
Religion, Science and Spirituality

Religion, Science and Spirituality

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

Friday, June 14, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Silk Road - Past & Future - Historically, the old Silk Road, which joins Europe and China through some of the most hostile terrain in the world, was a place where heretics from all religions sought refuge and modified their religions to the others they met there.  Now China is hoping to build a modern Silk Road, with the support of Russia, along the same route.  Will they suceed?  If so, what will be the effects on world religions and on the world balance of power?  Free and open to the community.

 

Friday July 12, 10:00-11:30 am

The New Cold War - The Cold War was won because of three people: Margaret Thatcher, a Methodist Lay Preacher before entering politics; Ronald Reagan, a practicing Presbyterian; and Pope John Paul II, who risked his life preaching in Poland against the USSR.  In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan called the USSR the “Evil Empire,” and all of America understood it was because they were godless without Biblical values. Today we face a new Cyber Cold War against Russia and China.  If our leaders suggested either nation is evil because they are godless, there would be an uproar for political correctness.  Science is even trying to prove evil is genetic and can be cured with a pill!  Join in the discussion. Free and open to the community. 

 

WILL NOT MEET IN AUGUST.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts  - Annie

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - Annie

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Riverside Theatre

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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - Annie

Member $113.00
Guest $123.00
Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

September 26-30, 2019

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

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

Your Philadelphia Experience Includes:

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

Amenities & Cost:

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

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

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Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

Member - per person Double $1,272.00
Member - Single $1,945.00
Guest - per person Double $1,297.00
Guest - Single $1,970.00
Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

October 9-19, 2019

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

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

Plus Travelers Protection Plan $429 per person

Minimum Participants: 15

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

Please call the Travel Office to book this trip, 434.974.6538

Open to all.

Location: Portugal

National D-Day Memorial

National D-Day Memorial

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Bedford, VA

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National D-Day Memorial

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

December 12-20, 2019

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

Open to all.

Location: The Bahamas

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

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

Travel with us to the Capital One Arena in DC to hear Andrea Bocelli in Concert. Born in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy this Italian singer was blind by the age of 12 from congenital glaucoma. He has had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts. Open to all - Activity level moderate -  Tickets are limited! 

Open to all.

Location: Capital One Arena

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Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Member $287.00
Guest $297.00
2019 White House Tour

2019 White House Tour

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Washington, DC

Fee: To be announced

Panama

Panama

February 13-20, 2020

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

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

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners

Deposit: $549 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan 

Location: Panama

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

April 13-21, 2020

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

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2020

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

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

*Price: $6,400 per person double occupancy/ Single Occupancy $7720 – Deposit $1000. Travel Protection is additional.

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Tuscany

Tuscany

September 25-3, 2020

We will stay in a villa in the Chianti Hills region, the heart of Tuscany. The villa was built as a country residence for a noble family from Florence, Italy. We will enjoy 6 days of tours around the region including, all transportation, all meals and gratuities. Travel Protection is available.

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

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy