Tai Chi Mornings  (ON SITE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ON SITE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 8:30-9:30am

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 21

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Tai Chi Mornings (ON SITE)

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

Hiking-Monday

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 9:00-3:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:30 AM

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

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

Email Alex for the link to join the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Standard Members (Sept) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (Sept) $0.00
Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Monday, October 26

Monday, December 14

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Chair Yoga (ONLINE; ALSO ONSITE on Mondays)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE; ALSO ONSITE on Mondays)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

Meets every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Standard Members (September) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (September) $0.00

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays at 1 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (October) $30.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE OUTSIDE)

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE OUTSIDE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 8:00-9:00am

Looking to enjoy a nice ride? Join Center member, Bob Lorish for an active ride through the surrounding areas of Belvedere. The ride begins at the Center’s parking lot. Ride at your own speed and take in the neighborhoods and trails around The Center. It’s BYOB (bring your own bike!) Make sure you bring some water and your love of cycling for this enjoyable biking experience!  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 9:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

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Arthritis Exercise ON SITE

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

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

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

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Flu season is fast approaching! CVS Health will be at The Center on Tuesday, September 29. Please sign up for a time slot at the Welcome Desk by calling 434-974-7756 so that the pharmacy will know how many vaccines to bring. Shingles vaccines will also be available. Please make your request at time of registration. Please bring your Rx insurance card or Medicare card (part B).  Open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

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

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Beginning Line Dance (Online Tuesdays)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday and Friday! (WILL NOT MEET ON SEPTEMBER 25)

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

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, September 29th

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, September 29th

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can vote on (no Googling allowed!). Gift certificates and other mystery prizes will be awarded to add to the 90 minutes of fun. Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date. Please register- spots are limited! 

Members only.

Location: Online

Seats available: 2

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Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, September 29th

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Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 2:10-3:10pm

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 3:20-4:20pm

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 3:45-4:45pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

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Move to the Rhythm (ONLINE)

Standard Members (per month) - October $25.00
Prime Members (September) - October $0.00
Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 9:00-5:00pm

 The “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains”, scenic Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, is a 40-mile long man-made lake with 500 acres of shoreline. We will board our own charter aboard the Virginia Dare, a 19-Century side-wheeler for a narrated 2-hour cruise and enjoy a delicious included lunch. Space is limited for physical distancing. Masks will be required and all health safety protocols required at the time of our trip.  Activity Level – Easy

Open to all.

Location: Bedford County

Seats available: 7

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Smith Mountain Lake

Prime and Standard Members $98.00
Guest $118.00
Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Fitness (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Senior Fitness Online and On-site

Wednesdays, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm  

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

 Email Alex for link to join class.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE and ON SITE)

RSVP (on site) $0.00
TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Frances Howell (434) 985 – 7713

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Scarf Tying Magic (ONLINE)

Scarf Tying Magic (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

September 30th and October 7th (2 classes)

Come “Tie One On” with Bobbie Jean Thompson, long time Center member, entrepreneur, and author of the bestselling book “Scarf Tying Magic.” Bobbie will show you how to update your wardrobe this fall using scarves of all shapes and sizes. Learn about personal color choices and fabric types, how to care for and store your scarves, how to make a scarf magic travel roll, and how to use a scarf as a mask. The first class will feature scarf tying demonstrations by Bobbie Jean. You’ll be invited do the scarf tying along with Bobbie in the second class. Come join and get all tied-up in “Scarf Tying Magic.”

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 853 2946 4138


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Open to all.

Location: Online

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is held each Wednesday for 4 weeks Until October 14th

This course combines guided sketching exercises from observation of nature with an understanding of the natural geometry of our everyday world - for example, the fractals of trees and the geometric structure of flowers. Online instruction will also include downloadable PDFs of examples by master artists.

Instruction will include making a nature journal.

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

Open to all, but space is limited; please register below.

Materials needed:

 paper, tracing paper, pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor paints and brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00
Prime Members
Fall 2020 Diversity Speaker Series (Online)

Fall 2020 Diversity Speaker Series (Online)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm

An initiative of The Center’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the speaker series was created as a way to contribute to a stronger, healthier community by sharing information and creating a safe place for open dialogue around historic problems of race and exclusion. “From our perspective, an inclusive community is one that does everything it can to respect all of its citizens, giving everyone full access to resources and promoting equal treatment and opportunity,” says committee member Enid Krieger. The series features presentations by local leaders who are helping to shape a culture of inclusion in Charlottesville. The series is free and open to all, but registration by email is required.

September 9 — The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center's Digital Humanities Fellow Jordy Yager will discuss “The Ground We Stand On,” sharing details of the Mapping C’ville project. He will walk us through the history of local racist housing policies and examine the lasting legacies we live with today and what we can do about them.

September 16—Freelance producer and local activist Lisa Draine, mother of the university student who was seriously injured on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall the day Heather Heyer was killed, will discuss “The Summer of Hate: One Woman’s Story Navigating the Aftermath.” She will be joined by other local activists who were part of her story.

September 23 — Beverly Adams, Ph.D., newly retired Assistant Dean of UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, will discuss “Microaggressions: Why Do They Matter?” Dr. Adams will explore the everyday, thinly veiled instances of racism that many people miss.

September 30 — With “Viva La Causa: Building a Movement,” Alejandro Hernandez, Dean of UVA’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will share information about the movement to unionize Mexican farm workers and the long-term impact on the Latinx community.

October 7 — In “We Are Still Here: Native Americans in Our Community,” Mary Wilson, whose roots are with the Lakota, will take a quick journey through time, focusing on a few impactful decisions that have created the current environment for Native Peoples in the Charlottesville area.

October 14 — Frank Dukes, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow at UVA’s Institute for Engagement and Negotiation, founded University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) to address UVA’s legacy of slavery and white supremacy. He was a member of Charlottesville’s Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces and will speak on “Changing the Narrative: The Epidemic of Bad Storytelling.”

For more information about the speakers, click here

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: Judy Gardner, judy@thecentercville.org

Tap Dancing Lessons (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

All levels: 10:30am - 11:30 am 

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

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online. 

Standard Members - $40/month

Prime Members - included in membership

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons (ON SITE)

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

Crafts DIY (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (October) $25.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

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

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Pay for this event online

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

RSVP October 1
RSVP October 8
Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Albemarle Woodcarvers (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm


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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 3:00-5:00pm

Meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Zumba! Weekly beginning October 1

Zumba! Weekly beginning October 1

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 4:30-5:15pm

Weekly beginning October 1!

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! Weekly beginning October 1

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

Friday Art Group (ON SITE)

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM (through August 14)

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization (one of the new classes that will be taught at The Center)! Join Alex for a combination of  both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. 

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

 

Healthy Movement and Recovering from Injury with Kurt Elward, MD and Valeria Niehaus, MA, PT, DPT
Friday, October 2, 12:00-1:00 pm
Join Dr. Kurt Elward and Dr. Valeria Niehaus as they discuss ways to keep yourself moving and free from injury. Kurt is a long-standing Charlottesville physician in family medicine, internal medicine, and geriatrics. Valeria has her doctorate in physical therapy and has special interest in injury prevention and recovery from serious injury.  
 
Please register below!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

RSVP (Oct. 2) $0.00
Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 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

The Joy of Birding (ONLINE)

The Joy of Birding (ONLINE)

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

How does one become a birdwatcher in the field? Avid birder Schuyler Lawson will share with you the equipment you'll need (and how to use it), some positive benefits of birding, and citizen-scientist birding opportunities. Additionally, you will learn how to make every birding trip an eventful one by knowing the best times of the day for birding. Schuyler will also share some of his popular Instagram posts of the many avian species he encounters along with fun facts about each bird. Schuyler currently lives in Buffalo, New York with his family and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Public Health at the University of Buffalo. 

If you are interested in seeing Schuyler's bird/nature photography, you can Follow him on Instagram @the_elusive_black_birder

 

 Free and open to all.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87137148070

Meeting ID: 871 3714 8070

 

phone only:
        +1 646 558 8656 
Meeting ID: 871 3714 8070

 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is full.

This class is held each Monday for four weeks until October 19th (excluding September 28th)

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

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

 

 

Supply list:

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

Pencil

Painting palette for watercolor paints 

Water container

Paper towels or a rag

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

Wash brush (1")

Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)

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

Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)

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

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

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

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

Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Beginner's Acrylic Pour Class (ON SITE)

Beginner's Acrylic Pour Class (ON SITE)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Acrylic Paint Pouring us 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 25.00.   Materials 15.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

 

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Beginner’s Acrylic Pour Class (ON SITE)

Standard Members and guests fee $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Rick Britton will host History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge at the Center, and Virtually.  Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment, one of our nation's greatest early thinkers. And he was a lifelong learner, someone who was continually expanding his already great knowledge base. In this class we'll explore the many ways Jefferson satisfied his yearning for more information. The classes include: Jefferson & Science; The Big Bone Lick Expedition; Jefferson & the American West; Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound; and The Founding of the University of Virginia. 

Our Lecturer—Rick Britton is an award-winning local historian who has written extensively about the life and times of Thomas Jefferson.

The Class—At the Center Inc. beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., then continuing for 5 more consecutive Tuesdays. The class is available both in-person and Zoom participants!

 

• Tuesday, Oct. 6 – 2:00 pm – “Thomas Jefferson & Science”

• Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 2:00 pm – “The Big Bone Lick Expedition” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 20 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the American West” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound”

• Tuesday, Nov. 10 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & Invention”

• Tuesday, Nov. 17 – 2:00 pm – “The Founding of the University of Virginia”

• Saturday, Nov. 21 – 9:00 a.m. - Travel Session: A FREE three-hour local Jefferson tour. We’ll start off at Charlottesville’s Court Square, the oldest part of the city, where we’ll discuss Jefferson and slavery, the founding of the county and city, and Jefferson’s near capture during the American Revolution. We’ll finish up with a tour the University of Virginia’s original grounds, what Jefferson called the “hobby” of his old age. Tour is FREE to class participants only. Following the Court Square section, participants will drive themselves to the U.Va. Parking Garage. We’ll meet at the U.Va. Bookstore (which is on top of the garage).

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
Prime Members $0.00

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 3:45-4:45pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm (ON SITE)

Standard Members (October) $25.00
Prime Members (October) $0.00
Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

KINGFISHERS

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

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

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

October 7, True Grit by Charles Portis

November 4, The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

December 2, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesdays, October 7-November 25

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 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

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

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

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

October 8:  Movement and Function Self-Assessment - How Do I Know When I Need Medical and/or Physical Therapy Guidance?

Will be on-site at The Center and also Zoomed. REGISTER BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ON-SITE. DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU WILL BE ZOOMING.

 

If joining by zoom, click here:

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

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

WILL ATTEND ON SITE (Oct. 8) $0.00
Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 5:02-7:02pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere’s own answer to Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five.  These performances seek to showcase area musicians and provide another opportunity for the Charlottesville music-loving community to hear some favorite bands or be introduced to new ones. Free and open to the community.

 

THE OCTOBER 8 EVENT IS FULL!

Stephanie Nakasian with Karl Kimmel

Thursday, October 8, 5:02-7:02 pm

Join us as we are entertained by world-renowned Jazz singer Stephanie Nakasian. Stephanie is an exciting well- seasoned vocalist and master of innovative jazz improvisation. The energy in her performance is electric and spontaneous in story and song. She will be joined by bassist Karl Kimmel. Karl is from New York City where he performed in various venues until he settled in the Alleghany Highlands where he was the house bassist at the Homestead Hotel for 38 years.  

THIS EVENT IS FULL!YOU MAY ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST BY CALLING LINDA HAHN at (434) 220-9736.  NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PRIOR RESERVATION.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 9th (ON SITE)

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 9th (ON SITE)

Friday, October 9, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Create a needle felted owl or penguin to decorate holiday packages or your Christmas Tree. Learn or apply basic needle felting skills to create these mischievous little creatures. No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

Pay for this event online

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 9th (ON SITE)

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

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

 

September 8: Asset allocation. How much of your portfolio should be in stocks? How much in bonds? Annuities? Real estate? We’ll discuss what to consider when constructing a portfolio.

 

October 13: Investing and politics. Should you allow for politics when you invest? We’ll discuss how politics may impact your investments.

 

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

RSVP (September 8) $0.00

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Meditation is a practical activity that can provide tangible benefits that can improve our outlook on life. This program meets online via zoom on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, and provides an introduction to meditation - it's nature, general goals, and simple techniques. Benefits of different meditation types will be discussed and participants' experiences are invited. A very simple and gentle form of meditation will be presented that requires no physical flexibility or special capabilities. There will be a short sitting of 10-15 minutes at each program.

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. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

free

Members only.

Location: Online

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 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.  

 

September 23 Topic: To be announced!

All views are welcome and tolerated!

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (September 23) $0.00
Navigating the Landscape of Long-Term Care (ONLINE)

Navigating the Landscape of Long-Term Care (ONLINE)

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Learn about the different types of long-term care insurance available. Find out how to leverage retirement assets, and the tax-free benefits of long-term care insurance. Not all policies are “use it or lose it.” Many build cash value and have death benefits if care isn’t needed. All this and more! Presented by Tracy M. Meade, CLTC Independent Financial Planner and Certified Long-Term Care Consultant.  

To join in the Zoom program, click here:

COMING SOON!

Open to all.

Location: Online

Controlled Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Controlled Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

If you enjoy doing acrylic pours, you’ll love this class. 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. Jan Settle works in a variety of art mediums, with acrylic being one of her favorites. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 25.00. Materials 15.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Controlled Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

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

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

If joining by ZOOM, click here:

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

 

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

Tuesday, September 15, 10:00 AM – 11:30 am

Having “The” Conversation: You and Your Adult Children

Waiting for the perfect opportunity to have “the” talk? Aging parents and their adult children seem to have lots of resistance against discussing issues that face all of us as we age. How will we manage our money and property? Where we will we live as we grow older and our health fails? Who will take care of us? How will it be paid for? And there are vital pieces of information that must be shared between us - particularly as it relates to health and healthcare.  Come on… let’s talk about “the” talk!

 

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 am

End of Life Planning

There’s much to discuss and it is never too soon to start. Afterall, life is terminal from the moment we are born. In this session we are going to explore Advanced Medical Directives, Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNR), POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment), hospice care and funeral planning.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE and ONLINE)

RSVP to attend on-site (Sept. 15) $0.00
Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

September 16: Get to know The Center's new Hearing Loop System and How to Use it! 

Will also be Zoomed:

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Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, to learn about the new loop system at The Center.  Dr. Koch will review what a loop system is, how it helps your hearing and how to use it with and without hearing aids. If you do wear hearing aids, you may want to ask your hearing healthcare provider if you have a T-coil in your devices before you come.  This is an exciting upgrade at The Center!   

 

October 21: Navigating the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Market

Federal legislation made way for a new OTC hearing aid option without the help of a provider. Learn the advantages and disadvantages with Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.  We will review several current options and what may be coming in the future as well.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Hearing Health (ON SITE and ONLINE)

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Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 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. Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is from October 15th - December 7th. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

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Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Building a public botanical garden is not an easy feat. So far, McIntire Botanical Garden (MBG) has been driven by the community’s input, aspirations, insights, and desire to be a place of healing, unity, education and beauty. But the input phase of the garden design process is not complete and through reaching out to other organizations, we are hoping to gather more feedback to ensure the built garden will represent the hopes and dreams of the entire community. As a gift from the community to the community, the McIntire Botanical Garden is a very ambitious project. Jill Trischman-Marks, Executive Director of the McIntire Botanical Garden will briefly outline what has already been achieved in the process toward building this garden and will also give insight into the road map ahead.

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Location: Online

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 23rd (On Site)

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 23rd (On Site)

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Create a needle felted owl or penguin to decorate holiday packages or your Christmas Tree. Learn or apply basic needle felting skills to create these mischievous little creatures. No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 23rd (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

The Poetry of Food (ONLINE)

The Poetry of Food (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

"In this brief talk and mini-poetry reading I will share a few of my ancestral family stories and the poems inspired by them. All of my grandparents immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s. The stories of their struggles and their successes were frequently shared around our family table. Food is central to the Italian way of life. Numerous happy hours have been spent in the kitchen with my grandmother, my mother, my older sister and now, my daughters. Planning meals, preparing them and reliving the stories of our ancestors. I hope to share a bit of the flavor of my ancestry with you through family story and poetry. There’s a place for you at the table, andiamo!"

Katherine DiBella Seluja is a poet and a nurse practitioner. She is the author of Gather the Night (UNM Press, 2018), a poetry collection that focuses on the impact of mental illness and is dedicated to her brother. Katherine is co-author, with Tina Carlson and Stella Reed, of the collaborative poetry collection, We Are Meant To Carry Water (3: A Taos Press, 2019). Katherine frequently writes about her healthcare experiences and also her family heritage. Katherine’s poems have appeared in the American Journal of Nursing, bosque, The Fourth River, Intima, Santa Fe Literary Review and Sin Fronteras, among others. Katherine works in ambulatory pediatrics at Española Hospital and as adjunct clinical faculty for the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing.  

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Location: Online

Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

COPING TECHNIQUES FOR CAREGIVERS- Caring for a loved one can be tiring both physically and emotionally. Join Dianne Johnson, Executive Director for Commonwealth Senior Living as she discusses tips for coping with these challenges.   

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Coping Techniques for Caregivers (ON SITE)

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Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Virginia is consistently among the 10 states with the highest number of deer-vehicle collisions; with a 1 in 99 chance of collision for each of us and over 61,000 crashes on our roads each year.  Misty Boos, Executive Director of Wild Virginia will share exciting updates in Virginia policy and planning that help identify and protect wildlife corridors to help reduce these collisions.  She will explain what's being done through her work with the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative to help wildlife move safely across our state and how this work helps keep us all safe as well. Lastly, you'll learn how you can help and get involved.  

 

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Location: Online

Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

Mondays, November 2nd, 9th and 16th (three-week class) 2-3:30pm

(In partnership with WriterHouse for The Center)

Have you ever wanted to write about your life but didn't know where to start? Maybe you feel you don't have any interesting stories to tell. Or maybe you have lots of ideas but feel overwhelmed at the thought of the actual writing. This supportive three-part workshop will inspire you with ideas for how to "find" the stories from your life (we all have interesting ones--we just have to recognize them!). Via exercises that jump start your memory and help you identify topics, we will start writing. You will have the opportunity to share your work aloud but you will not be required to. Feedback will be encouraging and positive to get and keep you writing!

Renata K. Louwers, WriterHouse member, is a writer, editor, and co-founder of Months To Years, a literary journal that explores grief and loss. Her essays have been published in the recent anthology My Shadow is My Skin: Voices From the Iranian Diaspora (University of Texas Press, 2020). Her work has also appeared in STAT News and The Philadelphia Inquirer among others. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 14

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Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

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Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 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

The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 4:00-5:30pm

Walking vacations have become increasingly popular and are a wonderful way to experience cultures and the natural beauty of a destination. Cynthia and Mark Lorenzoni, owners of Ragged Mountain Running Shop, share highlights and tips from their recent once-in-a lifetime hike that spanned three magnificent National Parks and countless quaint, historic villages.

 

Zoom link coming soon

Open to all.

Location: Online

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Piedmont Pastelists (ON SITE)

Monday, November 9, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

History

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Participants will select colors and pour acrylic paint on plastic ornaments to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. These make wonderful presents, too! Decorative embellishments will also be provided. This is a FUN class – bring your friends. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 25.00. Materials 15.00 per persons, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00

Five Actions To Reduce Stress During Difficult Times (ONLINE)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

The pandemic is creating stress for everyone. Research shows that there are 5 core human needs that need tending to during times of community crisis. Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition Director Rebecca Kendall will share actions that anyone can take to help improve coping and mental health during this difficult time.

Free and open to everyone.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Felting Gnomes

Felting Gnomes

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Give a Gnome a Home this holiday season! Gnomes or tomtes are traditional to the holidays around the world. They are protectors of hearth and home, are never seen in daylight and bring good luck to the families they live with. Have some fun and create your own needle felt gnome for your home or to bring some luck to someone on your list. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Felting Gnomes

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Participants will select colors and pour acrylic paint on plastic ornaments to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. These make wonderful presents, too! Decorative embellishments will also be provided. This is a FUN class – bring your friends. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 25.00. Materials 15.00 per persons, payable to instructor at time of class.

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 8:45-3:30pm

Treasures of Ancient Egypt - Sunken Cities 

Dive into one of the most astonishing discoveries of all time at the VMFA. This exhibit is a one-in-a-lifetime chance to see treasures from two sunken ancient Egyptian cities, Thonis- Heracleoin and Canopus, that sank into the Mediterranean more than three thousand years ago. On display will be more than 300 objects form the 8th centuray AD. Lunch on your own at the museum cafe. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Member $65.00
Guest $85.00
Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Local resident and longtime sailor and diver Marilou Maglione will recount the findings of her 6-week research expedition with Sea Education Association out of Woods Hole, MA. The project assessed the scope of plastic pollution in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Marilou will provide time for Q & A and discussion about how to address the issue of plastics in the ocean.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

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

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

About the Artist

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 7-8, 2020

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. On the return, we will shop 'til we drop at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Breakfast is included at the hotel.  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
Soap Felting

Soap Felting

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Soap Felting

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

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American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

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Royal Caribbean International - Anthem of the Seas

January 4-15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Passport Required.

Travel protection is available.

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

Call Travel office for rates and availability.

Open to all.

Location: Southern Caribbean

Travel Buddy Networking

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Linda - linda@thecentercville.org

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 22

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Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

Breaking News - We have rescheduled our trip to Spain until next year April 13 – 21, 2021

If you are interested in traveling with us in 2021 Please call us to make your reservation, We have 3 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

Portugal 2021

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

PORTUGAL -

April 30 - May 7, 021 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

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

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

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

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2021

Tuscany 2021

October 1-9, 2021

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

Week 1 - October 1 - 9, 2021 _SOLD OUT 

Week 2 - October 8 - 16, 2021_ SOLD OUT 

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 – Deposit $1000 due by October  1, 2020 Final payment due January 6, 2021  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org