Lifelong Learning

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

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

CLASS IS FULL!

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

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

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

Members $0.00
Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

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

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

Advanced Spanish (ONLINE)

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

New Series of Spanish Classes begins Tuesday, September 8!

Advanced Spanish  (Tuesdays at 3:20 pm)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

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

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

To join the Zoom discussion, click on this link:

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

If joining by telephone, call

+1 646 558 8656  

        

Upcoming Selections:

November 4, The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

December 2, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

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

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Seats available: 19

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Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

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Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

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

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

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

Meeting ID: 863 6653 2539
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ON SITE)

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

RSVP - December 8
Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

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

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

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

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

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

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

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

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (ONLINE)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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The Basics of Painting with Pastels (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $55.00
Prime Members $0.00
Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

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

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

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

CURRENT EVENTS WILL NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER!

Wednesday, October 28

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

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00
88 Temple Pilgrimage - Shikoku, Japan (ONLINE)

88 Temple Pilgrimage - Shikoku, Japan (ONLINE)

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

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

 

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

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

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

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

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

 

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

Meeting ID: 822 1894 9750

Open to all.

Location: Online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE and ONLINE)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Walk the Labyrinth (ON SITE)

Walk the Labyrinth (ON SITE)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 23

Pay for this event online

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

All $10.00
Panoramic Tour of Dubrovnik with Olga

Panoramic Tour of Dubrovnik with Olga

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Senor Living Panel Discussion (Online)

Senor Living Panel Discussion (Online)

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

 

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

Aly Howse - Assisted Living Facility

Kate Daniels - Hospice 

Regina Kerns - In Home Care

JABA - Adult Day Care Program

Alejandra Fletcher - Home Health 

Laura Barlett - Life Care Manager/Patient Advocate

 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85384615030

Open to all.

Location: Online

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

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

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

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86391326799

Meeting ID: 863 9132 6799

Open to all.

Location: Online

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

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

Tuesdays, February 2, 9,16, 23

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

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYofuuoqzojHd0HT7o9v84XpgX5No4WgEI4 

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

February 2 - Santiago de Compostela via Le Puy, France

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

February 16 - Santiago de Compostela via Arles, France

February 23 - Santiago de Compostela via San Sebastian, Spain

Open to all.

Location: Online

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

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

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

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

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

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

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-muqD0rGdOm-OQNgUZ4HuYX7Dms9FoS 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online