Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

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

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

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

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

 YOU WILL RECEVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (March) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (March) $0.00
Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am.

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.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

 

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Standard Members per month (March) $30.00
Prime members (March) $0.00
Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Standard Members (March) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (March) $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW (IN ADVANCE), YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (March) $25.00
Prime members (March) $0.00
Unwind Yoga

Unwind Yoga

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

 

In this class you will use various movement approaches including: somatics, qi gung, restorative and hatha yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release tight muscles, connect with our respiratory systems via the practice of both control and release of breath. Christine Bostic is the instructor. Space is limited. For Center members. Prime members - free; Standard members - $25/month. 

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSCODE.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Unwind Yoga

Prime Members (March) $0.00
Standard Members (March) $25.00
International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

WILL NOT MEET DECEMBER 3.


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

Open to all.

Location: Online

How Can C'ville Meet Its Climate Goals? (ONLINE)

How Can C'ville Meet Its Climate Goals? (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

The City of Charlottesville set a leadership target of a 45% reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. But how can we meet this ambitious climate target and other goals? The Community Climate Collaborative (C3) was founded in 2017 to bring communities together to lead on climate by working with residents, businesses, and local governments to develop climate action plans and policies to accelerate action. Teri Kent, Director of Programs and Communications for C3, will share how they envision reaching these goals and provide local examples of success. This is first of a three-part series which will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month from Feb-April. Everyone welcome.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89217729113

Meeting ID: 892 1772 9113

About the presenter:

Teri is passionate about creating a better world through community involvement. She started the first green business challenge in Central Virginia, the Charlottesville Area Better Business Challenge, which to date has helped over 200 businesses increase their efficiency and sustainability measures. Teri also worked as Communications Manager at the Rivanna Water and Sewer & Solid Waste Authority before joining C3 in September 2017. Her love of the rocky Mountains where she grew up has expanded to a love of the Blue Ridge. In her free time, she loves listening to music with her two boys and hiking in Nature.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 6:15-8:15pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

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

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

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) -March $36.00
Prime/Charter Members -March $0.00
Friday Art Group (ONLINE)

Friday Art Group (ONLINE)

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

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

Currently meeting online. Click here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88383463028

Members only.

Location: Online

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

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

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Standard members -March $25.00
Prime Members -March $0.00
Riverview Walking Group (Off Site)

Riverview Walking Group (Off Site)

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

(Formerly known as Northiside Walking Group)

Enjoy a slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills every Friday morning, rain or shine. If it's pouring rain or too cold for the outdoor paved trails, the group heads to Fashion Square Mall for protection from the elements. Participants wear masks and maintain appropriate physical distance. Meet in the parking lot of the 491 Hillsdale (former site of The Center). For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: 491 Hillsdale Drive Parking Lot

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM  

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

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (February) $0.00
Friday Line Dance (Online)

Friday Line Dance (Online)

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

LINE DANCE MEETS FROM 1-3 PM (2 different class levels)  

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

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

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

 

Celia Pfautz is the instuctor.

Members only.

Location: Online

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, March 1, 2021 | 9:00-3:00pm

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6-10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, March 1, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, March 1, 2021 | 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.

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, March 1, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (March) $30.00
Prime members (March) $0.00
Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 9:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

 Stretch for Balance and Strength (ONLINE)

Stretch for Balance and Strength (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Stretch for Balance and Strength (ONLINE)

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

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!  

WILL MEET VIA ZOOM on TUESDAYS. 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 2:10-3:10pm

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 3:20-4:20pm

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

REGISTER IN ADVANCE BELOW. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

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

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including in Shenandoah National Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Charlottesville. Hikes are chosen by the hike leaders and range in length from  approximately 6-7 miles on Mondays and 6 -10 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range between 600 to 2500 feet. Click here to view the 2021 hike schedule.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE) Wednesday

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS). Fee includes all classes M-F for the month.

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

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN A RECEIPT EMAIL ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE) Wednesday

Standard Members (March) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (March) $0.00
Fishing Group / Kingfishers  (Online)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (Online)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

KINGFISHERS

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

 

Join Zoom Meeting (March 3)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88235703588

If joining by telephone, dial
1 301 715 8592  
Meeting ID: 882 3570 3588 
        + 

Members only.

Location: Online

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Tone and Groove (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 am

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

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD!

 

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (ONLINE)

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

English Country Dance - Beginners

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesdays at 10 am 

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

Click here to register for the online class.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

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

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

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

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

Supplies:

Pencils 2H-6B

Sketch book (like Strathmore 400 series, or similar)

Drawing pen - Micron, pilot pen, or similar

Colored pencils 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Anyone Can Draw! with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

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

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

 ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (March) $0.00
Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

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

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

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

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

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

February 3      Overstory by Richard Powers

March 3          The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

April 7             The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Members only.

Location: Online

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

What IS White Privilege? (ONLINE)

What IS White Privilege? (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

What is White Privilege and Why should we care?  How does White Privilege play out in our lives and in our communities?

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsduCspj4qGtT04OQ-oEcfQ2oL94_xNnZs

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

Susan Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville.  Susan works as an advocate for anti-racism through the Heather Heyer Foundation, Heyer Voices, and on-going hate crime legislation work.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Meeting (ONLINE)

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Meeting (ONLINE)

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

Do you care for someone with Parkinson's Disease or know someone who does? You're invited to join in this monthly support group. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/79858213756?pwd=aTlIYUNla0g2cVJtcmptUVFFTURmZz09

Meeting ID: 798 5821 3756

Passcode: fWiGJ4

Open to all.

Location: Online

Unacceptable:  Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

UNACCEPTABLE is the definitive story of the college admissions scandal that shocked the nation and shattered myths about meritocracy. Join the authors Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal reporters who broke major developments in the story that exposed Rick Singer's operation which helped children nationwide secures spots at the schools of their dreams - for some, by any means necessary.They will share the history of this now famous operation, tracing the rise and ruin of the largest scam of its kind ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. There will also be ample time for Q&A. Presented in partnership with VA Festival of the Book and WriterHouse. Register in advance, below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc--vpz8uHtFlBNAaw2i7KpR__zbBgT6k 

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

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Melissa Korn is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York covering higher education. Previously, she wrote for Dow Jones Newswire. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Jennifer Levitz is a national reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Boston covering general news, economics, and politics. Previously, she wrote for the Providence Journal. She is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. She graduated from Loyola University of Maryland.

"Unacceptable" is available from these vendors

 

Talking Points from UNACCEPTABLE

The book paints a riveting portrait of Rick Singer and the history of his operation.

  • A deep dive into his personality  and character traits that made him able to pull off such a brazen scheme for so long.
  • How he was able to exploit loopholes in admissions systems, most famously, utilizing the back and side doors of college admissions with sizable donations and fraudulent athlete flags.
  • The stranger than fiction strategies for cheating on standardized tests--the professional test takers who doctored results and manipulated allowances for special needs students.
  • The evolution of college admissions into blood sport, which fed on the deep desires of already privileged families to achieve the ultimate status symbol: acceptance at the “right” school.
  • The idea that there are secrets to know and ways to win, which helped fuel a burgeoning industry around college counseling.

Korn and Levitz had unparalleled access to the families involved.

  • Exclusive insights into parents that provide well-rounded assessments of their motivations and Singer’s operations.
  • So far, the only interview with one of the children involved. For Matteo Sloane this interview seemed like something of a watershed moment of asserting his independence. He gives his side of the story, and sends a message to parents everywhere. 
  • Behind-the-scenes details of the investigation and legal battle that spanned the country, from California to New York to Boston. 
  • Riveting accounts of the high-profile arrests and courtroom dramas.

 

Numbers worth noting:

  • Rick Singer was paid up to $75,000 for his testing scheme and between $100,000 and $6.5 million for his illicit athletics admissions service, with the majority paying between $250,000 and $400,000 per student.
  • Between 2011 and 2018 parents paid some $25 million to Singer’s charity Key Worldwide Foundation to bribe coaches and a college administrator to designate the children of wealthy clients as recruited athletes.
  • Test-taking whiz Mark Riddell earned more than $200,000 cheating on college entrance exams more than 25 times in Canada, Texas and California as well as other places over the course of the cheating scheme.
  • Forget real estate porn, the court proceedings provided tons of bank account porn. One mother who was charged and pleaded guilty, heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune, received $100k monthly in a trust fund.

 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE ONLY)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE ONLY)

Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

In this monthly series, local physicians will dicuss various topics and help guide you along a path of healthy living!
 
March 5 - Stress Reduction and Mindfulness in the COVID Era

Join Dr. John Schorling, MD for this timely and important presentation. Dr.Schorling is a Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Mindfulness Center and the Physician Wellness Program at the University of Virginia. His clinical interests include general internal medicine, fostering healthy lifestyle behaviors, and physician health issues. He has practiced and taught mindfulness-based stress reduction to medical professionals and others for almost 20 years.  

If joining by Zoom, click here a few minutes before the program starts:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89510235564

If joining by telephone, dial
        +1 301 715 8592 

Meeting ID: 895 1023 5564
        

Open to all.

Location: Online

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Every 2 weeks, beginning March 5 through June 11, 1:00-2:00 pm

Classes are intended for those with no bridge experience or if you need a refresher. Each class can be taken a la carte. All classes are open to all and are taught by experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino. Free for prime and standard members; each lesson is $10 for guests. Please register in advance below. Registration for the March 19 class will be available on March 8.

March 5    The game and opening bids  

March 19  Responses to the opening bid  

April 2       Rebids by the opening bidder                 

April 16     Declarer play   

April 30     Defensive play  

May  14     Defensive bidding

May 28      Opening bids of 2, 3, or 4

June 11      Common conventions

 

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Beginner Bridge Lessons (Online)

Prime and Standard Members (March 5) $0.00
Guests (March 5) $10.00
Piedmont Pastelists (ONLINE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ONLINE)

Monday, March 8, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

History

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

Click here to join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82839488707

Open to all.

Location: Online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ONLINE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

 

Tuesday, March 9 

Jorgen Vik will discuss considerations when constructing your own investment portfolio.

 

Click on this link a few minutes prior to program:

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

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

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

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

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Medicare 101 (ONLINE)

Medicare 101 (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Medicare can be so confusing! If you are new to Medicare, or if you already belong but aren’t sure you have registered for everything that you need, this is the session for you.  If you have Medicare A & B or Medicare A&B with Full Medicaid (CCC+) then you may be eligible for additional benefits and this is the session for you, too. Find out what you need to do to take full advantage of the Medicare benefits available. Join Sharon Accardo as she quides you through the process. 

Free and open to the community.  

Click on this link a few mintues prior to the program to join:  

Join the meeting: join.me/iigtraining

To dial in by phone:

+1.202.602.1295

Conference ID:
743-395-063 #

Open to all.

Location: Online

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

 

February 10: UVA Health — Challenges During COVID and the Future    

K. Craig Kent, MD, executive vice president for health affairs, University of Virginia, will speak on UVA’s COVID vaccination rollout and plans for future COVID vaccinations.
 
A researcher, educator and physician, Dr. Kent is an internationally recognized leader in academic medicine. He was elected to the 2019 class of inductees into the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. He is the 2019- 2020 chair of the American Board of Surgery. Prior to joining UVA Health, Dr. Kent served as dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, vice president for health sciences and the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine. In his nearly four years as dean, Dr. Kent helped Ohio State make significant investments in research through growth of infrastructure and recruitment. Before Ohio State, Dr. Kent served as chair of the Department of Surgery at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, and was chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia College of Physician Surgeons. He has been a funded researcher for more than 25 years, investigating molecular mechanisms underlying vascular disease with the goal of developing new treatments using innovative methods of drug delivery. Dr. Kent has authored more than 325 articles and 65 book chapters and has served on the editorial boards of multiple medical journals. He has lectured nationally and internationally with more than 50 named visiting professorships and keynote presentations. Dr. Kent earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he also completed his surgical residency. He then completed a research and clinical fellowship in vascular surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The program will be moderated by SSV Past President Rich DeMong.
 
The program will be held via Zoom. 
Preregistration is required here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XYE36cxUQ0eydty7p4vrRg

 
 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

The Origins of Racial Categories (ONLINE)

The Origins of Racial Categories (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

Race is a biological fiction, but a social fact. The notion of biological "race" is a relatively recent historical development that emerged in the supposed era of Enlightenment which coincided with the transatlantic slave trade. Though often considered to be immutable, racial categories are socially constructed and shift over time. The perception of "race" is not an innocent abstraction since the categories function somewhat like tickets which permit or inhibit access to political and material resources and confer social status. Finally, racial categories are defined and enforced, sometimes violently, by powerful institutions. 

Register in advance here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdeqoqzsqHtPFZbqsQMeLOpsqRDVpGUfu

Jalane Schmidt is an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Department of Religious Studies, teaching courses that consider the effects of colonization and the slave trade upon religious practice in the Americas. An organizer with the Charlottesville chapter of Black Lives Matter, Dr. Schmidt has appeared in numerous national and international news outlets, and frequently speaks to audiences about whiteness, white supremacy, policing, and affordable housing.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ONLINE)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (ONLINE)

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

March 11: What is the Recipe for Health & Longevity?  Evidence-Based Factors You Can Control

Click here to join in the program:

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore Part 2 (ONLINE)

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore Part 2 (ONLINE)

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people walk the Camino Santiago pilgrim routes that stretch across Europe. Linda will share with us her epic journey walking the most traditional Camino Francés route from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago. Come walk the path with Linda Scandore as she recounts the history of the “Way of St. James” along with stories that capture the kindness of the Spanish people and fellow pilgrims. Thinking of doing a part of the walk yourself? Linda will tell you how to plan and execute your trip. Stepping beyond conventional travel are Linda’s passions – visit her blog for information on more exciting destinations. You can also view Linda's other travel presentations (Camino Santiago Part 1 and 88 Temples of Shikoku, Japan) on our Youtube website.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpfu-sqT0sE9Ed9Y5Qp2BWEI4CJc-81qHh 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Essential Tremor Support Group (Online)

Essential Tremor Support Group (Online)

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

February 11 (online) - The speaker will be Jill Trichman-Marks, executive director of the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont.

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Meeting ID: 831 0577 9859
        +1 301 715 8592  

  

"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: Online

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Virtual Watercolor with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Virtual Watercolor with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

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

Fridays, March 12-April 2 (4 weeks), 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Even if you are proficient in watercolor, portraits can be a challenge. In this class, you will work from photographs and will understand skin tone, shading, and how subtle differences can show expression in the face. Learn basics of proportion and exercises for the various features-- eyes, nose, mouth, hair-- which will make the translation to watercolor easier. Open to all. Prime members – free; Standard members and guests -$45.

Closer to the class, Jane will email you with the Zoom link.

Supply list:

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Virtual Watercolor with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, March 15, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Card Making with Sherry Sinard (ONSITE)

Card Making with Sherry Sinard (ONSITE)

Monday, March 15, 2021 | 1:30-3:30pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make 3 unique easel cards, 2 vertical (pictured above) and 1 horizontal. You can add embellishments to create your stand alone masterpiece. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Card Making with Sherry Sinard (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Caring for Your Cardiovascular Health (ONLINE)

Caring for Your Cardiovascular Health (ONLINE)

Monday, March 15, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Cardiovascular disease refers to medical conditions that affect the blood vessels and heart. In adults over the age of 60, at least 70% have cardiovascular disease, most of which are preventable. Jonathan Pan, internal medicine resident at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System, will help you understand the basics of cardiovascular disease and learn how to improve your cardiovascular health. Jonathan is a UVA Medical School graduate and a Center volunteer; next year he will begin his training in Cardiology at UVA.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88080818773

Meeting ID: 880 8081 8773

Open to all.

Location: Online

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class March 16 (ON SITE)

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class March 16 (ON SITE)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Acrylic Paint Pouring is a fun and exciting way to set your creativity free and play with color. Fluid acrylic paints in your choice of colors are layered and poured onto a canvas surface, and the rest is up to your imagination! Join artist Jan Settle to learn the basic techniques of acrylic pouring – no experience required. No two paintings are ever the same; you will take home two finished paintings after they have dried.

Prime Members free; Standard Members and Guests $25. Materials $15 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Beginner Acrylic Pour Class March 16 (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ONLINE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ONLINE)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, February 16

Elder Law: Why Do I Need a Special Kind of Lawyer Now That I’m Older?

There are all types of lawyers: criminal, divorce, bankruptcy, corporate and many more. Elder law is a relatively new distinction, and one NOT generally taught in law schools. If you think you might need an elder law attorney, but are not quite sure what that means, here’s your chance to find out. Doris Gelbman explains what kinds of issues and cases fall under the heading “Elder Law.” 

 CLICK HERE  A FEW MINUTES PRIOR TO 10 AM TO JOIN THE PROGRAM:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9077793941?pwd=dFNBUnRFUVJsVjlyQTI0NFBOdVhNdz09

Meeting ID: 907 779 3941

PASSCODE: CENTER

Open to all.

Location: Online

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 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

Hearing Health (ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, March 17:  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. 

 
Click here to join in:

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

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: Online

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ruth Walker (434) 295-1435

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 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

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable (ONLINE)

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

Building bridges with people across differences and divides, working to get to know someone in a real and meaningful way, taking social risks, holding yourself and others accountable, and growing requires willing engagement in feeling uncomfortable. This presentation will help you recognize your discomfort and identify ways to work through it. We will specifically talk about the discomfort of white fragility and how to handle it.

Register in advance here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpde2sqzwsG9TCN1omdD44GALdAa-4_rX3

Kaki Dimock was born in Charlottesville and raised in North Garden. She is the Director of Human Services at the City of Charlottesville, working with people experiencing homelessness, incarceration, poverty, and substance abuse. An extroverted introvert with a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, Kaki believes we are always better together.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

This is an Open meeting.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

 

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

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

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

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 10:30-12:30pm

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: Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

 Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

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

Register below!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

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

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 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

Churches of Rome (ONLINE)

Churches of Rome (ONLINE)

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Did you know there are an estimated 900 churches in Rome? St. John in Lateran is the oldest Cathedral, St. Peter's Basilica (in Vatican City) the most famous, and the Pantheon, originally an ancient Roman temple, could be called the most fascinating. The mixture of early Christian, Medieval and Baroque is stunning in the City of Seven Hills. Join Olga Cuckovic, licensed tour guide of Rome and Vatican City, for a tour of a dozen or so of some of the most beautiful churches she has visited, researched, and photographed in Rome. Free and open to all. Register in advance by clicking on the link below.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpfu6upjopGdfy3kSAsZ-ZrWZSHybKxJL8 

 

Given the embarrassment of choice,  the list of the most beautiful churches depends entirely on personal preferences. Please join us and pick your favorite among a dozen chosen for this presentation! 

  • St John in Lateran
  • St Paul Outside the Walls
  • St Mary Major
  • St Mary in Trastevere
  • Santa Prassede
  • Santo Stefano Rotondo
  • St Ignatius
  • Gesù
  • Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Pantheon
  • Santa Sabina

Open to all.

Location: Online

Zumba!

Zumba!

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 4:30-5:15pm

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

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba!

Standard Members and Guests (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Original Strength

Original Strength

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

THIS CLASS WILL NOT MEET UNTIL THE CENTER RE-OPENS.

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

 YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK and PASSWORD WHEN YOU REGISTER BELOW!

 

Members only.

Location: Online

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 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

Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies! Felt Class March 19th (ON SITE)

Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies! Felt Class March 19th (ON SITE)

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Create an adorable bunny, with floppy ears, whiskers, a carrot, and a fluffy tail, of course! Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies! Felt Class March 19th (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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

ATTENDANCE IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 9 PEOPLE EACH WEEK!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

RSVP - March 19
Keeping Aging Feet Healthy and Active - Dr. Heather Snyder (ONLINE)

Keeping Aging Feet Healthy and Active - Dr. Heather Snyder (ONLINE)

Monday, March 22, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

According to the US National Center for Health Statistics, impairment of the lower extremities is a leading cause of activity limitation in older people. Mobility is a vital ingredient of the independence that is cherished by our aging population. Podiatrist Dr. Heather Snyder, DPM, FABPM, will provide helpful tips to minimize, or even prevent, a variety of foot ailments that could lead to knee, hip, and lower back pain – all of which can undermine mobility.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81739953292

Meeting ID: 817 3995 3292

About the Presenter: 

Heather Snyder is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and has been practicing in Charlottesville since 1999. She was the recipient of the Majorie C. Sitkoff Memorial Award for the female student with the highest scholastic average and epitomizing the highest ideals of today's professional women. A Fellow of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Snyder's areas of clinical interest include dance medicine and women's foot health. She and her husband, Dr. Bryan Snyder, own the private practice Albemarle Family Foot and Ankle. Dr Snyder is a Visiting Staff at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and Medical Director for the Charlottesville Ballet.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Controlled Acrylic Pour March 23 (ON SITE)

Controlled Acrylic Pour March 23 (ON SITE)

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

If you enjoy doing acrylic pours, you’ll love this class with Jan Settle. Learn how to control the paint mixed with pouring medium to create a simple landscape. Reference photos of landscapes and all supplies are provided. Each person will take home 1–2 paintings. Prior experience with acrylic pouring is required.

Standard members and guests $25; Prime members – included in membership. Materials are $15 per person payable to the instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Controlled Acrylic Pour March 23 (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Do You Have Black Friends or do You just Know Black People? (ONLINE)

Do You Have Black Friends or do You just Know Black People? (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

Your efforts to build an inclusive community are dependent on your desire and ability to develop meaningful relationships. Allison Linney has spent more than 30 years learning how to explore privilege and bias and then transform that insight into a foundation for strong friendships that can endure difficult moments, bring us joy, and support lasting change.

Register in advance here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcempqT4rGNTjJPlWEkj2-QcMN0X_g1kL

Allison Linney is the President and Founder of Allison Partners, an organizational development consulting firm serving corporate, non-profit, and public sector clients in Virginia and around the world. As a coach, trainer, facilitator, and consultant, Allison’s clients benefit from her thoughtful candor and broad experience in areas including effective communication, management and supervision, balance, and team development. Allison received her BA and MBA from the University of Virginia and has been supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability work since she first came to Charlottesville in 1991.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Taking Climate Action Personally: Tips for Saving Money and the Climate at Home (ONLINE)

Taking Climate Action Personally: Tips for Saving Money and the Climate at Home (ONLINE)

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

If you are like most people, you care about the environment.  But what can you personally do about it? The issue can seem intangible, insurmountable, and immeasurable. Community Climate Collaborative (C3) is here to make it personal. In this talk we’ll share steps that you can take to reduce waste, save money, increase your health, and help our community reach its emissions reductions targets starting in your own backyard. Free and open to all.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88917739810

Meeting ID: 889 1773 9810

Open to all.

Location: Online

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - March 31 (ON SITE)

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - March 31 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - March 31 (ON SITE)

Register $10.00
Leveraging White Privilege to Change a Broken System (ONLINE)

Leveraging White Privilege to Change a Broken System (ONLINE)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

Is it possible to use white privilege as a way of addressing racial justice? What is the responsibility of whites to address racial justice? What is the responsibility of people of color? This session will build on what has been discussed in the previous talks to find actionable pathways to changing a broken social system.

Register in advance here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdO2vqD4tHd1gFO4xBGQB3Y76lqld-eVc

 

Charlene Green is the Deputy Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance. She is known throughout Charlottesville for her inspiring dedication to educating the community on the local history of race and institutional power.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Odyssey Cruise - Potomac River Cruise

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 8:15-9:15am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Odyssey Cruise - Potomac River Cruise

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

First-Wind Band (on-site outside)

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

Currently meeting outside!

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Building Opportunity (ONLINE)

Building Opportunity (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) is the central axis of transformative cultural exchanges, long-lasting partnerships and the incredible sense of accomplishment that comes from knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. For over twenty years, BGF has helped design, build and renovate schools, clinics, women’s health centers, community spaces and thousands of homes in central Virginia and internationally. Join us to learn about our work, including our projects with the Mattaponi and Upper Mattaponi Native American tribes in King William County, Virginia. We will discuss the rich heritage of these “people of the river” - an integral part of Virginian history and identity - and how BGF is making an impact in their community. Come build goodness with us! Free and open to all.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81431509847

Meeting ID: 814 3150 9847

Speaker bio:

Anne Lassere is the Director of Community Engagement at Building Goodness Foundation. Local to Charlottesville, Virginia, she is also a carpenter and a licensed general contractor with a specialty in home renovations. She is experienced in alternative building materials such as cob, adobe and straw bale. A former French translator, she enjoys traveling. When not at work, she is cooking, writing or mountain biking.

Open to all.

Location: Online

The Torlonia Marbles Uncovered with Olga (ONLINE)

The Torlonia Marbles Uncovered with Olga (ONLINE)

Friday, April 2, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

The Torlonia family were astute merchants, investors and bankers who obtained princely titles and an astounding collection of ancient Greek-Roman classical art. This is the largest and most important private collection of antique statues in the world, and has always been either hidden from the public or open to just the family's chosen guests. Ninety-two of its 620 priceless sculptures are now displayed in Rome's Capitoline Museum. Olga Cuckovic, licensed Tour Guide of Rome and the Vatican City, saw the exhibition before it closed due to covid-19, and will tell us the remarkable story of the Torlonia marbles, sharing her photos and extensive knowledge of art history.

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

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

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkceypqD8rHNyU-waox-e3RiO1Jud-98Ca

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - April 5th (ON SITE)

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - April 5th (ON SITE)

Monday, April 5, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - April 5th (ON SITE)

Register $10.00
Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

CURRENT EVENTS IS CURRENTLY NOT MEETING. STAY TUNED....

 

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00
Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Speaker Series Wrap-Up - Where Do We Go From Here? (ONLINE)

Speaker Series Wrap-Up - Where Do We Go From Here? (ONLINE)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

You are invited to join us for this final session, to discuss the presentations.  After a brief introduction by Bob Garrity, Mediator and Restorative Practices Consultant, participants will adjourn to moderated breakout rooms to discuss the following:  1) Reaction to the information presented.  2) Recommended action steps for The Center to take to best address diversity, equity and inclusion. 3) Recommended action steps for the greater community to take to best address diversity, equity and inclusion.   The entire group will then reconvene to present their ideas.

Register in advance here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucuiurzspH9NgVfIF97-QH2GPH7Xec_Rj

Since 1989, Bob Garrity and has provided services and training in communication, planning, problem-solving, restorative practices, diversity and cultural competence, and conflict resolution for businesses, government, schools, universities, and other organizations.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Hugh Carr's River View Farm - Restoration and Preservation (ONLINE)

Hugh Carr's River View Farm - Restoration and Preservation (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

The land that is now known as the Ivy Creek Natural Area was previously known as River View Farm. River View Farm is a rare surviving example of the Union Ridge/Hydraulic Mills community of African American farmers, pastors, craftspeople, and businessmen that flourished in the region beginning in the final quarter of the nineteenth century. Recently River View Farm has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Join Ivy Creek Foundation's Executive Director Sue Erhardt as she shares the story of Hugh Carr who purchased 125 acres of land, becoming one of the largest African American landowners in Albemarle County at that time. 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86591418645

Meeting ID: 865 9141 8645

About the Presenter:

Sue Erhardt has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience working in the conservation, nature, and place based education movement. Over her career, she has been able to grow programs, expand staff, and develop organizational infrastructure in a sustainable fashion. She has worked for urban forestry organizations in Detroit and Washington DC, and most recently for an agriculture nonprofit based in Augusta and Highland Counties, in Virginia. Her programs included a Food and Farm Fellowship program, as well as designing and implementing a Farm to Hospital project which has become a resource for the community by providing educational programming and vegetables for a Food Farmacy program. Ms. Erhardt holds a Masters degree in Environmental Studies. She is a Certified Arborist and Certified Interpreter Guide. Her efforts have been recognized by prominent groups with several notable awards, such as the National Park Service Centennial Award and Outstanding Educator Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. Sue began working for the Ivy Creek Foundation in December 2019. Working for the Ivy Creek Foundation combines her passion for history and the national world with her experience running non-profit organizations.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Friday, April 9, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

You’ll have fun creating a teddy bear in this needle felting class. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Felt a Mini Teddy Bear (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Riding Climate Solutions: How Improving Local Transit can Help us Reach our Climate Goals (ONLINE)

Riding Climate Solutions: How Improving Local Transit can Help us Reach our Climate Goals (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

With transportation emissions accounting for the largest share of Virginia’s greenhouse gas emissions and communities setting aggressive targets for reductions, transportation solutions are critical. While increasing electric vehicle adoption is an important solution, they are not currently accessible to all residents. Join Community Climate Collaborative Executive Director Susan Kruse to learn how improving local transit systems and doubling ridership can help Charlottesville and Albemarle County reach its climate goals and improve access to services. Free and open to all.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83829445661

Meeting ID: 838 2944 5661

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

In this wet felting class, you will create a fiber painting to adorn your home or garden. Come with an idea or picture of what you would like to create, and we will layer and arrange fibers to create that image on a flag. Bring two bath towels, and you may want to bring an apron. Class fee: Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests, $25.00. Materials fee $10.00 for each participant, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Wet Felting a Flag/Banner (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00

Riverside Theatre - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 9:30-6:30pm

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High

School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! The girls serenade us with classic ’50 hits including Lollipop, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, and Lipstick on Your Collar. Featuring over 30 classic ‘50s and ‘60s hits, this show will keep you smiling in this trip down memory lane! A light fare lunch is available on your own. Health and Safety Protocols required by the State will be required. Activity Level - Easy

Open to all.

Location: Fredericksburg VA

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Riverside Theatre - The Marvelous Wonderettes

Member $115.00
Guest $135.00

Travel Buddy Networking

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda - linda@thecentercville.org

Virginia International Tattoo 2021

Virginia International Tattoo 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021 | 9:00-8:00pm

Travel with us to Norfolk to attend the annual Virginia International Tattoo

which is the largest Tattoo in the U.S.   The Tattoo hosts over 200 performers

from around the world.  It's a colorful celebration of patriotism, pride and

international good-will featuring military bands and drill teams, pipes and drums,

dancers and choirs and a breathless finale!  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Norfolk

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Virginia International Tattoo 2021

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Six Wednesdays from  June 16-July 21 

This six-week online photography class will help you learn and apply aesthetic decisions during the process of shooting photographs. These decisions will help you achieve more dramatic, dynamic and interesting photographs. Technical decisions, such as proper exposure, sharp focus and white balance, are important and are the areas of concentration for most photography instruction. This class, however, will concentrate on artistic qualities and principles that can make the difference between just technically good photographs versus visually strong and interesting images that attract the viewer. These qualities include such important principles as composition, quality of light, format, angle of view, tonality, contrast, use of color versus black and white, and timing. Lecture time during the class will focus on these aesthetics with images of the instructor and those from your weekly shooting assignments that will be presented and discussed by the full class (Participation limited to 12-15 persons). 

Join Ben and other photography enthusiasts to learn the differences between technical and aesthetic photography decisions, to recognize the opportunities to apply artistic principles to your photographs and to capture images that reflect the important decisions you make during the process of shooting and processing your images.

About The Instructor:

Ben Greenberg is a lifelong resident of Virginia. He has photographed scenic vistas in Virginia, the mid-Atlantic area and many locations in the United States for more than fifty years, the last forty-five as a professional photographer. His carefully crafted images have won local and national awards and competitions. Ben's photographs have been exhibited in numerous individual and group shows, featured in diverse publications and purchased by thousands of Virginians.

Ben's first photography book, Natural Virginia, celebrates the natural beauty of Virginia with 122 panoramic landscape photographs from throughout the state. Natural Virginia highlights dedicated state organizations committed to preserving Virginia's fragile environment for future generations. It is dedicated to all who take pleasure in these scenic locations. A veteran photography teacher and lecturer for camera clubs, OLLI, the Charlottesville Photography Initiative,and other organizations, Ben has two websites showcasing his landscape and wildlife images www.bengreenberg.com and his book www.naturalvirginiabook.com.

Open to all.

Location: Online

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Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
Prime Members $50.00
Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

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

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

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

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

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Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Deposit $1,000.00
Tuscany 2021

Tuscany 2021

October 1-9, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

November 9-17, 2021

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 6-7, 2021

Enjoy a one-night stay at the Griffin Hotel in Williamsburg's historic district. You will have time to stroll, dine (on your own) and shop. On our way to Williamsburg, we will enjoy shopping at the Williamsburg Pottery in time to purchase beautiful pots for your holiday gift-giving. Breakfast is included at the hotel. include 2 historic area access tickets per room, valid for the length of stay. Holiday decorations will be on display. Open to all, Activity Level - Active. 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

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Williamsburg Getaway

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

Portugal 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

PORTUGAL - This beautiful house dates back to the 18th century! The property is located in the Minho region of Northern Portugal which is 35 min from Porto.  *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips.  We will share information on the day trips and amenities we have included for this trip. Travel Protection is additional. Price per person based on double occupancy $4095 Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org  Deposit $1000 due by May 1, 2021. Final payment due December  6, 2022 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Alaska and the Yukon

Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 12:01-11:59pm

August 6-17, 2022

Enjoy the majesty of Alaska including Denali National Park and the Yukon. Follow your dream Alaska vacation from the awesome fjords to the Yukon. We will travel from Anchorage, Alaska to Denali National Park and Fairbanks before heading into the Yukon. We will visit Dawson City and Whitehorse while traveling through the land of the gold rush before ending in Skagway. We will board Holland America Line's Zuiderdam sailing from Skagway to Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. We will cruise through the inside passage ending in Vancouver, BC. Passport is required and travel protection is recommended. Ship Registry - The Netherlands

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org