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

Pay for this event online

National D-Day Memorial

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 8:45-9:45am

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

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

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

Also see Tai Chi evening classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Morning)

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

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am

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

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Wednesday, October 23, 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
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Low Vision Support Group

Low Vision Support Group

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 23, 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

First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 11:30-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 23, 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

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Frances Howell (434) 985 – 7713

Fee: free

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Senior Aquatics - Mon/Wed

Senior Aquatics - Mon/Wed

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Wednesday, October 23, 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

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Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday, October 23, 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

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, October 23, 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
Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, October 23, 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
Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

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

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

Members only.

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

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

Fee: free

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, October 24, 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

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Thursday, October 24, 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
Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, October 24, 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

Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am


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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ms. Gary Porter gporter70122@netscape.net

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Recorder Lessons - Beginner

September - member $20.00
September - guest $25.00
Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, October 24, 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

Senior Aquatics Tues/Thurs

Senior Aquatics Tues/Thurs

Thursday, October 24, 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

Tap Dancing Lessons for Beginners

Tap Dancing Lessons for Beginners

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 10:15-11:15am

All levels: 10:15am - 11:15 am 

Class will not meet in August.

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons for Beginners

Member $40.00
Guest $50.00
Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Thursday, October 24, 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

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Arthritis Exercise

Members (per month) $30.00
Guests (per month) $37.00
Crafts--DIY

Crafts--DIY

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 11:00-12:45pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

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

 

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

September - member $20.00
September - guest $25.00
Intermediate Tap Dancing Lessons

Intermediate Tap Dancing Lessons

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 11:15-12:15pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Tap Dancing Lessons

Members (per month) $40.00
Guests (per month) $50.00
Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, October 24, 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!

 

October 24 - Bavarian Chef

Open to all.

Location: The Center

NIA Moving to Heal

NIA Moving to Heal

Thursday, October 24, 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
Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 12:00-3:30pm

Open to all levels of duplicate players. If you have never tried duplicate due to its intimidating, super competitive reputation, we believe you will be pleasantly surprised by how much fun duplicate can be. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, October 24, 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

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Fee: free

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, October 24, 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

Financial Consultation

Financial Consultation

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

Local firm BARRETT-JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., offers a free and confidential one-hour financial consultation. This can cover investments, tax planning, estate planning, or advice on other financial matters. Counseling is offered on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at The 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 (434) 296-6611.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, October 24, 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

Backgammon

Thursday, October 24, 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 every Thursday. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, October 24, 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

Dog Days

Dog Days

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 4:00-6:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, October 24, 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

Planning for Your Retirement

Planning for Your Retirement

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Planning for Your Retirement

Tuesdays, Sept 10 - Oct 1 $20.00
Thursdays, Oct 3 - Oct 24 $20.00
A More Inclusive Community: Local Voices On Diversity

A More Inclusive Community: Local Voices On Diversity

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 6:30-8:00pm

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

Speaker Schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Drumming Group

Drumming Group

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday, October 25, 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

Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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

Senior Aquatics Fridays

Senior Aquatics Fridays

Friday, October 25, 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

Drawing On Location Art Class

Drawing On Location Art Class

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

This class has filled.  Please check out some of our other art offerings on our website.

Fridays, September 27 – November 15, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Friday, October 25, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Bernard Beitman, MD, is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to systematically study coincidence.  Based on the premise that coincidences can help with decision-making, psychological changes, relationships, health questions, creativity, money problems, job issues and spiritual development, Dr. Beitman seeks to help readers learn how to increase the frequency of coincidences and to explain them. The author or editor of 16 professional books who attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford, Dr. Beitman is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia. Join him to explore his book, Connecting with Coincidence.  Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 22, 12:00 – 2:00 PM   

Join Marijean Oldham as she discusses her book, 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die. Strongly committed to this community, Marijean is a social media specialist and public relations professional, president of Jaggers Communications in Charlottesville, and a volunteer for Building Goodness Foundation and Legal Aid Justice Center.  She has served as a board member of the American Diabetes Association. Free and open to the community.

This program will not meet in December.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 12:45-1:45pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

NOW OPEN TO ALL!    Members are free; guest fee $20 per lesson -- Take one or all (please register separately)

Friday, October 25, 1:00 - 3:00 -- Lesson One

Friday, November 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lesson Two

Friday, December 20, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lesson Three

Friday, January 24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM -- Lesson Four (summary and review)

If you have always wanted to play bridge but don't know how, or you have some bridge playing experience but need a refresher in the basics, then these are the classes for you!  All classes are taught by experienced player and teacher Ken Marino.  Time will also be allocated during each lesson for guided play. Free to members; guest fee $20 per lesson. Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or below.

  • The October class will teach you the fundamental nature of the game, play of the hand, bidding, and basic scoring.  At its conclusion, you will be able to play the game od bridge!  (You will be encouraged to play 5 or 6 times, 50-60 hands) before taking the next class.
  • The November lesson will consist of a rigorous presentation of the opening bid without a 5-card suit, along with the responses and opener re-bids, further exploration of the “Point Count” theory, and “Declarer Play” - both planning the play and strategies for winning additional tricks.
  • The December lesson introduces the concept of “Bidding Conventions” with first-level explanations and examples of several current and commonly used conventions.  Play of the hand topic will include opening leads against suit and no-trump contracts.
  • The January class will be a summary and review of the previous practices with plenty of time devoted to guided play.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Register OCTOBER (Lesson 1) Member $0.00
OCTOBER (Lesson 1) Guest $20.00
Register NOVEMBER (Lesson 2) Member $0.00
NOVEMBER (Lesson 2) Guest $20.00
Register DECEMBER (Lesson 3) Member $0.00
DECEMBER (Lesson 3) Guest $20.00
Register JANUARY (Lesson 4) Member $0.00
JANUARY (Lesson 4)Guest $20.00
Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, October 25, 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
Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, October 25, 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

Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Enjoying Short Stories

Enjoying Short Stories

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

ENJOYING SHORT STORIES

This program is canceled this week, Friday, September 20.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, October 25, 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
Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, October 25, 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

Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Fee: free

Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, October 26, 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, October 27, 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

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE CLASSES IN THE FUTURE OR CHECK OUT OUR OTHER ART OFFERINGS ON THIS WEBSITE.

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

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

Supply list: 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00
Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

Upcoming Features:

October 27 -- Finding Neverland

November 3 – The Wife

November 10 – All Saints

November 17 – Stan & Ollie

November 24 – A Dog’s Way Home

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Ping Pong - Sundays

Ping Pong - Sundays

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

English Country Dancing

English Country Dancing

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, October 28, 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

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, October 28, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

SILVER SWANS BALLET CLASS RETURNS!

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

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 29, 2019 | 9:00-11:30am

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

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and Pedicures

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 9:00-1:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Card Making

Card Making

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 10:30-12:30pm

Come learn how to make your own embellished greeting cards using the “one sheet wonder” technique – all the contrast pieces come from the same sheet of decorative paper.  Class is taught by Sherry Sinard.

Open to all.  Price includes your supplies.  Members: $15, Guests: $20

Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online since class size is limited.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Card Making

Member $15.00
Guest $20.00
The Second-Wind Band

The Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 12:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

CLASS IS FULL. 

Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

Meets September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 15, 29

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 1:15-3:15pm

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

Next 8 week session (September 17-November 5)

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Western Mah Jongg

Western Mah Jongg

Tuesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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

Intermediate Spanish

Intermediate Spanish

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 2:10-3:10pm

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

Meets September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 15, 29

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

We shall be meeting three times a month and cover about a lesson a month:  the first week working with the exercises in the text, the second week with the personal questions on the handouts, and the third week, completing the final exercise in the text which usually entails writing a short paragraph using as many of the expressions presented in the lesson as possible.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Spanish

Register $0.00
Advanced Spanish

Advanced Spanish

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 3:20-4:20pm

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

Meets September 3, 17, October 1, 15, 29

This is an informal course for students who are fairly fluent in Spanish, designed to give them the opportunity to keep up their Spanish skills.  It meets twice a month in a tertulia like format.  The materials we use will vary.  At present we are using McGraw Hill’s Spanish Reading and Comprehension by Myrna Bell Rochester and Deana Smalley in the series of “Practice Makes Perfect”.  It provides short readings for us to discuss, followed by exercises, and includes some brief grammar review.  There is no fee for the course.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advanced Spanish

Register $0.00
Travel Class - Mr Jefferson's Academical Village

Travel Class - Mr Jefferson's Academical Village

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 4:00-5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Class - Mr Jefferson’s Academical Village

Member $80.00
Guest $90.00
Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, October 29, 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. Enjoy light fare and lively conversation! 

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 9:30-2:30pm

Additional sessions added!  See schedule below.

Members may now make appointments by calling the Welcome Desk at 974-7756.  Please see the schedule below for dates and times regarding appointments and walk-in availability.

DMV Connect will be at The Center and will be available to provide the following services to our senior community: Driver’s licenses and ID cards, Real ID's, titles and registrations, driver transcripts, disabled parking placards or plates, address changes, E-ZPass transponders, and hunting and fishing licenses.  Open to those 50 and better in the community.

For those interested in obtaining a Real ID, the following documentation is required: 

1) ONE proof of Identity. This can be a valid (unexpired) passport with current legal name OR official birth certificate from a state vital records department (not from a hospital with little footprints on the paper.) If you have changed your name as a result of marriage you will need your official marriage license (again, not from the church, but the official one issued by the Clerk of Courts.)  

2) ONE proof of Social Security Number. The only documents you can use for this criterion are your Social Security card OR a 1099 statement OR a W-2

3) TWO (1 primary and 1 secondary) proofs of current residency/address. (Some examples: Primary- VA driver's license, utility bill, bank statement, lease agreement, medical or dental bill, voter registration card. Secondary-ANY piece of mail with your name and address on it.)

For more details, consult www.dmvNOW.com

 

DMV Connect will return to The Center on:

Tuesday, October 15 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  This additional session is for Center members only and only by appointment.  No walk-ins, please.

Wednesday, October 30 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Members may make appointments from 9:30 until 11:45.  Walk-ins, open to the community, accepted beginning at 12:00 PM.

Monday, November 18 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  This additional session is for Center members only and only by appointment.  No walk-ins, please.

Tuesday November 26  from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This session is open to the community on a walk-in basis; no appointments will be taken.

Monday, December 2 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  This additional session is for Center members only and only by appointment.  No walk-ins, please.

Tuesday, December 17 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This session is open to the community on a walk-in basis; no appointments will be taken.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Bollywood Dance Fitness Demos

Bollywood Dance Fitness Demos

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

BOLLYWWOD DANCE FITNESS DEMONSTRATIONS

Wednesdays, October 16 and 30, 9:30-10:30 am 

This Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program incorporates hand movements with footwork and is for all levels of fitness abilities. You’ll start with a warm-up, then learn basic dance moves, followed by a cool-down and stretching. This class is a great way to enhance cognition through dance while moving to Bollywood music. Join certified personal trainer and instructor, Jessica Miles for some fun exercise!  Try either October class out for free prior to the start of the monthly class scheduled to begin November 6. 

Click here for more for information and to register for the class beginning in November.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Creating Your Long-Term Extended Care Plan

Creating Your Long-Term Extended Care Plan

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

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

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

Free and Open to the Community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Ladies Poker

Ladies Poker

Thursday, October 31, 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

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, November 1, 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

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Fee: free

Writing Your Life Story Workshop

Writing Your Life Story Workshop

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

Class will not meet on Monday, October 28.

 

Mondays, September 30 through November 11, 10:30 - 11:30 AM 

“Do not pass through life without leaving something behind for others to learn from your experiences.  You may discover a you you’ve never known.” – Antwone Fisher

Get a start on writing your life story, your "personal letter" to the generations that follow! Class participants in this 6-week course will work on creating a life outline, writing keepsake letters to loved ones, and considering poetry and quotations as a way to organize material. The class will encourage and guide participants in creating a writing habit, and will include weekly writing prompts that participants will share and discuss.  Jackie Jamison of Charlottesville Life Stories is the instructor.  Open to the community, but space is limited so please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Writing Your Life Story Workshop

Member $20.00
Guest $25.00
Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, November 4, 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

Tax-Smart Investing

Tax-Smart Investing

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Monday, November 4, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

They say nothing is certain but death and taxes.  You can't avoid death, but what if you could invest in such a way as to minimize the tax part?  Join us for a presentation from a local financial advisor to get acquainted with some of the tax implications to consider when investing and some of the options available to you that may help to mitigate tax loss.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, November 4, 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, November 5, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Free blood pressure screenings 

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, November 5, 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, November 5, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, November 6, 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

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Wednesdays, beginning November 6, 9:30-10:30 AM

This Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program incorporates hand movements with footwork and is for all levels of fitness abilities. You’ll start with a warm-up, then learn basic dance moves, followed by a cool-down and stretching. This class is a great way to enhance cognition through dance while moving to Bollywood music. Join certified personal trainer and instructor, Jessica Miles for this fun class!  

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Members/month $25.00
Guests/month $32.00
Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, November 6, 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:

October 2: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

November 6: The Vatican Connection by Richard Hammer

December 4: Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

January 8 *: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

* Meeting on the second Wednesday in January since the 1st is New Year's Day

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 5:00-6:00pm

Join the UVA dietetic interns and find out how to prepare some healthy dishes. And you’ll get to sample them!  Free to members. Space is limited; please register online or at The Center Welcome Desk.

November 6:  Did you know the average American consumes around 3,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day? Come learn how to prepare a guilt-free Thanksgiving meal that you and your family are sure to enjoy this holiday season. Join the UVA Dietetic Interns for a cooking demonstration that also includes lessons on building a colorful plate, portion control, and healthy substitutions to lighten up your favorite dishes. 

During this event, you will be introduced to scrumptious, healthy Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to leave your taste buds dancing. Featured dishes include: Spinach Artichoke Dip, Gingered Green Beans, Cranberry and Sweet Potato Casserole, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits. Recipes will be provided to all participants at the end of the session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

November 6 $0.00
Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, November 6, 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

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Hopper Exhibit

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Hopper Exhibit

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 8:45-3:30pm

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel showcases more than 60 of the artist's paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations that explore America’s hotel consciousness and cultural landscape in the early to mid-20th century. At VMFA, the exhibition’s only East Coast venue, simulated spaces and other immersive design elements create a one-of-a-kind art experience. Diaries and postcards provide personal travelogues, as told by the artist’s wife, Josephine. Also included are 35 works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility. You’ll have time to enjoy other exhibits in the museum and also visit the amazing gift shop. Lunch is on your own at the museum. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Hopper Exhibit

Member $64.00
Guest $74.00
Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Thursday, November 7, 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

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, November 7, 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

American Mah Jongg Beginner Lessons (Nov/Dec)

American Mah Jongg Beginner Lessons (Nov/Dec)

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 3:30-5:30pm

Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, November 7 through December 12

(NOTE: Class will meet on Tuesday, November 26, during the week of Thanksgiving)

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 relatively easy to learn but requires luck along with focused effort and regular play to develop skills needed to win.  These lessons and games require a $4 purse (in quarters) plus a 2019 playing card (a cost of $9) that can be purchased online from the National Mah Jongg League (www.nationalmahjonggleague.org).   Game materials will be handed out for the first two lessons, so you do not initially need to bring the card or money. It’s fun and it stimulates your brain! Please register at The Center’s Welcome Desk or below if you are interested. Free for members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

American Mah Jongg Beginner Lessons (Nov/Dec)

Register Member $0.00
We Got Game! Night

We Got Game! Night

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

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

Native American Religions

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

 

Friday, November 8, 10:00-11:30 AM

Why Does a Good and Fair God Allow Aging? 

What is the point of becoming less able to do things, and why is dying so difficult?  If God is all good and loving, why don’t we just die quietly in our sleep, active to the end? Free and open to the community. 

 

Friday, December 13, 10:00-11:30 am

The Line Between Physical Reality & Spiritual Reality,

Near-death experiences, out of body experiences, past life memories, and waking dreams. Come prepared to share your own experiences and we will discuss if these are real or if they are merely tricks of the brain.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, November 10, 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 American Civil War Museum - Richmond

The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

Member $82.00
Guest $92.00
Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, November 11, 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, November 11, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

Monday, October 14, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

A Beginner’s Course on Social Media

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

Monday, November 11, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Black Friday Special

Join Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones of FlossTech for an overview of new technological gadgets and toys being released this year.  They will also review Smart Home setups and explain how these new devices can interact with the consumer.  Come learn the benefits these gadgets can provide in everyday life. Free and open to the community.

Monday, December 9, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Cryptocurrency

Have you heard of Bitcoin?  It’s just one of numerous forms of cryptocurrency (or digital currency) that people use to exchange for goods and services. Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones of FlossTech will describe what cryptocurrency is, highlight the risks and rewards that accompany its use, and outline the pros and cons of using and/or investing in this concept.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

 

Tuesday, November 12, 10:00am-11:30am

Should You Use Annuities? Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner™ Professional and Partner with the SKV Group, will discuss the various types of annuities, and how they may or may not suit your situation.

*Variable annuities are long-term investments suitable for retirement funding and are subject to market fluctuations and investment risk. Unlike variable annuities, fixed indexed annuities are typically structured so that they are not securities registered with the SEC. Nor are the sales in indexed annuities regulated by the SEC or FINRA Regulation, Inc. Insurance products are offered through nonbank insurance agency affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies.

 

Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 -11:30 am

How to Invest for Income Jorgen Vik will discuss various basic concepts and investment opportunities for income including stocks, bonds, annuities, and savings accounts. 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

Moving to the Rhythm

Moving to the Rhythm

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 3:45-4:45pm

2nd session added! The next 6 week class will be held on Tuesdays, November 12-December 17, 3:45-4:45 pm

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

All levels welcome to participate and work at your own pace. Members $28; Guests - $35. Sign up online or at the Welcome Desk.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Moving to the Rhythm

Member (Nov/Dec) $28.00
Guest (Nov/Dec) $35.00
Senior Statesmen of Virginia*

Senior Statesmen of Virginia*

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

1:30-2:25 pm - Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate Forum
Jim Hingeley (D) and Robert Tracci (R) have confirmed their attendance at the forum. Rich DeMong, SSV president, will moderate.
 
2:30-3:30 pm - Senate Districts 17 and 25 Candidate Forum
Amy Laufer (D) from District 17 has confirmed her attendance at the forum. 
R. Creigh Deeds (D) and Elliott Harding (I) from District 25 will attend.  Anita Shelburne with The Daily Progress will moderate.
 
 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, November 14, 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

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

Thursday, October 10 – Guest speaker Alex Dalrymple, UVA Neurology Resident, will talk about the state of research on ET.

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Fee: free

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, November 15, 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

Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Monday, November 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company's operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments.  These criteria examine how various companies perform in relation to the environment, their relationships with employees and customers, and their internal leadership structures and rights of shareholders.  A local financial advisor will introduce key ESG investing concepts, and introduce how to align your portfolio with your values.  

Free and open to the Community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center Cville

Fee: free

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

 

Wednesday, November 20, 10:00-11:00 AM

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

 

Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 – 11:00AM

Improve Your Balance and Prevent Falls - Studies have shown that with greater hearing loss, the risk of falling increases significantly. It's a startling fact that falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults.  You may not realize that part of your balance system is in your ears!  Join Dr. Kristin Koch for simple exercises and tips that can help anyone who is worried about falling and their balance! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm

Deadline to register is 12 noon on Friday, November 15. 

Menu: 

TBA

Vegetarian meal available by request. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, margaret@thecentercville.org

Pay for this event online

Monthly Luncheon

Members $15.00
Guests $16.00
Member - Vegetarian $15.00
Guest - Vegetarian $16.00
Intermediate Drawing

Intermediate Drawing

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Fridays, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, November 22 through January 24

(Class will not meet during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.)

This 8-week class taught by Susan Patrick covers and advances the knowledge learned in Introduction to Drawing.   Didn’t take it?  Don’t worry!  If you have some background in art, you may still be prepared.  (If you are uncertain, please contact the instructor at spatrick701@gmail.com) Topics included will be contour drawing, pattern making with ink, grid drawing, upside-down drawing, watercolor painting, colored pencil drawing, marker pointillism, one- and two-point perspective, self-portrait drawing, and figure drawing. All projects will be challenges, but with the background from the Intro class, nothing will be too difficult. Please have the following supplies: 140# drawing/watercolor paper, pencil (your choice), black pen, and a set of markers. The instructor will provide watercolor paints and brushes and colored pencils, but bring your own if you wish. Bring only paper, pencil, and pen to the first class.  Open to the public.  Members: $75, Guests: $85

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Drawing

Member $75.00
Guest $85.00
Yard Sale

Yard Sale

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm

LAST YARD SALE!

Friday, November 22 , 4:30–6:30 pm (early bird with $5 entrance fee)

Saturday, November 23, 8:00 am–1:00 pm (free entrance)

Well, there will be a “furniture and fixtures” sale in the spring before our big move to the Center at Belvedere, but this November marks your last opportunity to indulge in a traditional Center yard sale – and it comes just in time for the holiday season!  Come do a little early shopping; you may find just the treasure you are looking for! Items include holiday decorations, china, glassware, silver, luggage and handbags, housewares, pictures and frames, books, puzzles, and many more specialty items. All pieces are in good, if not in excellent, condition. Proceeds help support The Center’s operating budget, so please plan to visit.  We will still gratefully accept your donations through Friday, November 8, but after that time, we will need to respectfully decline.  Please see the list of what we are able to accept by clicking on the link below.

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

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 12:30-2:00pm

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING POT LUCK

Thursday, November 28, 12:30 pm

Join in a festive holiday gathering with friends and family. Home Instead Senior Care is generously donating the turkeys, so please bring your favorite side or dessert. We’ll need plenty of volunteers, so please contact Bobbi Hughes, volunteer coordinator if you’d like to help. Doors open at 12:30 pm with the meal beginning at 1 pm. Free and open to the community, but please RSVP at The Center Welcome Desk or online so we can make sure we have plenty of turkey and tables for everyone!

Open to all.

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

RSVP for this event online

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

RSVP $0.00
Crafty Ladies Hats and Mittens Party

Crafty Ladies Hats and Mittens Party

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

Wednesday, December 4, 9:30 AM

The Crafty Ladies invite you to this annual holiday event. Enjoy the children from the MACAA Head Start program as they sing Christmas carols and receive their hats and mittens handmade by the Crafty Ladies. Rumor has it that Santa Claus will make an appearance! Free and open to the community.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Holiday Band Concert

Holiday Band Concert

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

The holidays would not be complete without your favorite holiday songs. Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Second-Wind and First-Wind Bands.

Free and open to the community; donations are appreciated!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

December 12-20, 2019

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

Open to all.

Location: The Bahamas

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Capital One Arena

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - December

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - December

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 12:00-4:00pm

Meets Monday, December 16 & Wednesday, December 18 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program 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. Many 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: 15.00 per person for AARP members; $20.00 per person if not a member of AARP.  The fee can be accepted ONLY in cash or by check made payable to AARP (not The Center). Participants must sign up for the course in advance at the Welcome Desk or by calling (434) 974-7756, and are asked to provide their full name and phone number.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early on the first class day to pay for desired seat selection and to pay for the course.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Holiday in Williamsburg

Holiday in Williamsburg

December 16-17, 2019

We will spend the night in the Historic District of Williamsburg at the Griffin Hotel. You will have time to stroll the decorated streets, dine (on your own) at an established restaurant. We will visit Williamsburg Pottery and the Williamsburg Premium outlets. 

Meals are on your own, however, breakfast on Tuesday morning is included at the hotel.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Holiday in Williamsburg

Member - Double per person $185.00
Guest - Double per person $210.00
Member - Single $370.00
Guest Single $395.00
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

Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am

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

This program will not meet in November.

Tuesday, December 17, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

WORKSHOP! Create Your Advanced Medical Directive.  You’ve put it off for a long time – and now there’s no good excuse. This workshop for creating your fully legal Advanced Medical Directive and Healthcare Power of Attorney will be conducted by Doris Gelbman, of Gelbman Law, together with her associate, Attorney Megan Flowers and Kathryn Caverly, Geriatric Care Manager from IKOR of Charlottesville. Following a brief introduction and instructions, forms will be provided so you may complete them under the supervision of fully qualified attorneys who can answer questions interactively during the workshop. Both Gelbman and Flowers are notaries public who can also notarize your directive if you wish (a requirement if you plan to use the VA Dept of Health Central Registry for Advanced Directives). This is a golden opportunity to give yourself and your loved ones the gift of planning! FREE and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Essence of Panama

Essence of Panama

February 13-22, 2020

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

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

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners

Deposit: $549 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan 

Location: Panama

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

April 13-21, 2020

Join us as we stay in the Masia Notari, a rustic property where past elements are blended with modern day comforts. Located 45 minutes from Barcelona, it’s a perfect location to day-trip the beauty and history of Spain. *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2020

Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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

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

Open to all.

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Tuscany

Tuscany

September 18-26, 2020

We will stay in a villa in the Chianti Hills region, the heart of Tuscany. The villa was built as a country residence for a noble family from Florence, Italy. We will enjoy 6 days of tours around the region including, all transportation, all meals and gratuities. Travel Protection is available. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

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

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy