Lifelong Learning

Shelf Improvement

Shelf Improvement

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

The current situation is challenging for many people young and old, and can hinder our inspirations and imagination. Bookstore owner Kathy Judge will show you how to boost morale and brighten up your environment by rethinking and rearranging your bookshelves with design ideas she refers to as shelf improvement. Come away with the knowledge of how to better enjoy and appreciate your immediate surroundings and have fun in the process.

Kathy Judge lived and worked in Charlottesville for many years before moving to Orange in 2017. After settling in, she opened her bookshop, Bound2please Books, in 2019. Selling gently used books in a brick and mortar shop has taught her many things about the art of display and Shelf Improvement.

Free and open to the community.

 

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Meeting ID: 892 0602 2843

Open to all.

Location: Online

Blenheim Vineyards - History, Mission, and Wine Tasting

Blenheim Vineyards - History, Mission, and Wine Tasting

Friday, June 5, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm

Join us for a fun evening event with Tasting Room Manager Ellen Houle from Blenheim Vineyards. Ellen will share Blenheim’s history, mission and information about two of their new wines - 2018 Cabernet Franc & 2019 Estate Gruner Vetliner. For each of these wines Ellen will talk about the viticulture, wine making aspect, and tasting notes/pairings.

Wines will be available for purchase with free delivery to the Charlottesville area on the Blenheim Vineyards website (under the heading The Center 2 pack -- see below for instructions). Delivery is free within 20 miles of Charlottesville. All delivery orders will need to be placed no later than 10am Wednesday, June 3rd to receive them Thursday, June 4th in time for the tasting.

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Meeting ID: 896 4619 8504
 

How to order wines:

  • Go to www.Blenheimvineyards.com 
  • click on Delivery/Pick Up/Doorstep Duo  
  • cllick Book now  
  • choose Charlottesville Delivery 
  • select The Center 2 Pack and fill out the necessary information

Need help placing your order? Contact Ellen Houle between 11-4pm, Monday-Friday at 434-293-5366.

note: you do not have to purchase wines to attend this presentation. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Writing for Healing and Growth (FULL) via ZOOM

Writing for Healing and Growth (FULL) via ZOOM

Monday, June 8, 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: The Center

Acrylic Pour Demo and Giveaway with Rosemary

Acrylic Pour Demo and Giveaway with Rosemary

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

ACRYLIC POUR DEMO AND GIVEAWAY WITH ROSEMARY

Monday, June 8th 11:30-12:30

Do you enjoy experimenting with art forms? Artist Rosemary Quade Nichols will demonstrate a flower acrylic pour technique that you can easily do at home yourself with a few supplies and a willingness to ‘go with the paint flow’. One of our lucky zoom participants will win the painting Rosemary completes in this presentation! 

Rosemary aka “Rosamaria” has had a love for art for many years, playing with different mediums such as oil, water and acrylic paints, and photography. She recently found her passion in acrylics and is at her happiest when she is doing acrylic pours and abstract paintings in her studio basement lovingly set up for her by her husband, Mark.

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Meeting ID: 838 3860 5700
 


 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Zoom Check in

Zoom Check in

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

From 11:00-11:30 tune in to hear how fellow members are doing via an informal chat and check-in
 

Carolyn Merrick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    

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Meeting ID: 867 1588 5050

        

If you cannot access Zoom, you can try phoning into the event.

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                                     Meeting ID: 867 1588 5050

Open to all.

Location: Online

Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

Meets May 5, 12, 19, 26

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

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

For more information on this class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Spanish

Intermediate Spanish

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 2:10-3:10pm

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

Meets May 5, 12, 19, 26

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. 

For information on the class, contact program leader, Helen Ida Moyer

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Spanish

Register $0.00
The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall - Dr. Harold Mock

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall - Dr. Harold Mock

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

For a generation, the Berlin Wall carved apart one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Thousands lived and died in its shadow, and few imagined it would ever be gone in their lifetimes. But on November 9, 1989, the wall opened forever, marking a dramatic end to the global Cold War. 

Dr. Harold Mock directs the Office of Leadership Programs and teaches courses on principles of leadership. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock's research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in western Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Mock holds a master's degree in history from Virginia and bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Georgia College. 

Free and open to the community.

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Meeting ID: 827 8678 6313

 

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Current Events Talk (June 10)

Current Events Talk (June 10)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am - Online

Welcome to the program! Meetings are designed to encourage an enjoyable discussion about important issues. The discussion leader will highlight the major issues during the first five minutes of the event. Then input is welcome. 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. All ideas about the important topics of our times are welcomed.

You are welcome to send suggestions about interesting topics for discussion. Please send your ideas to RBTKLB@gmail.com. In the heading of your email message, indicate “Current Events Suggestions”   

 

June 10 topics - 

 “Global Warming/Climate Change: What is the solution?”

 “Tax Reform:What is the solution?”

Join Jim Donahue from the Charlottesville History Club for a vibrant discussion.

To join in the Zoom meeting, click here: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83772280188

Meeting ID: 837 7228 0188

If joining in by phone, call
        +1 646 558 8656  
       
Meeting ID: 837 7228 0188 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Food on the Fly: Thinking Creatively about Ingredients

Food on the Fly: Thinking Creatively about Ingredients

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

FOOD ON THE FLY: THINKING CREATIVELY ABOUT INGREDIENTS

Oftentimes, we save bits and pieces of leftovers, thinking we’ll get around to eating them... and then we just wind up throwing them away. Or we put off grocery shopping, think we can’t make anything from what we’ve got, and resort to ordering takeout. Nica will be sharing 3 of her favorite “use it up” formulas as well as demonstrating how a well-crafted pantry can feed you creatively for weeks.

Nica Waters has been living and teaching in Charlottesville for over 20 years. She’s passionate about food and fitness and helping people see how neither topic is as intimidating as they can feel.

 

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Meeting ID: 891 6440 0003
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Sailing into the Sunset: A Yearlong Journey

Sailing into the Sunset: A Yearlong Journey

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

In 2009, Nica Waters, her husband, and 2 kids set off from the Chesapeake Bay on their 28’ sailboat for a year in the Bahamas. It wasn’t all beaches and umbrella drinks, but the experience is one they talk about to this day. Come along as Nica shares some of the highlights (and challenges) of that year.

Nica Waters has lived in Charlottesville for over 20 years - except for that year sailing. She and her husband are currently prepping that same sailboat for another adventure, this time without kids.

 

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Meeting ID: 890 4329 4166


 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, June 14, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman - Online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman - Online

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

 

Tuesday, May 19 
Advance Life Care Planning – Join Doris for some basic information on wills, trusts, powers-of-attorney and advanced medical directives. Who needs them and are there alternatives?
 
Tuesday, June 16 
More on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: Beyond the Basics
Many people have no idea of the complications that can arise when you don’t plan as to where your “stuff” goes when you die.  Most people can manage estate planning with a simple will and perhaps some other maneuvers to keep certain assets out of probate. What’s probate? What’s the difference between a will and a trust? Gain an understanding of more than the basics and better identify what you need to do
 
To join in the meeting, click on the link below a few minutes prior to 10:00 am.  Please note there is a password!
 

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Meeting ID: 907 779 3941
Password: CENTER

 

DIal in by telephone with this number:

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Open to all.

Location: The Center

Meditation - Living Life Fully

Meditation - Living Life Fully

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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 Third 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. 

 

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Meeting ID: 873 4511 2031

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Understanding Credit and Reducing Your Debt

Understanding Credit and Reducing Your Debt

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 10:30-12:00pm

FINANCIAL WELLNESS SERIES in partnership with CFA Institute

Once you have retired and your income is reduced, maintaining a budget, managing your credit, and reducing your debt become even more important. Learn some basic budgeting tips to help you decrease debt and the need for credit so you can live comfortably within your means. Topics covered include basic budgeting, weaning yourself off credit, credit reports and the importance of a credit history, discounts available to seniors and more! This presentation is free and open to the community and is ideal for seniors with limited or lower incomes, those who have incurred substantial debt, or those who have had a spotty credit history. Join Buck Klintworth, portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel Corporation,. No registration necessary.

To join in the program, click on this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81678322180

Meeting ID: 816 7832 2180
 

 If joining by phone, dial
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Open to all.

Location: Online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

This class is held each Friday for four weeks until July 10th

Join Joanne Coleman for this multi-ability level class using colored pencils. Online using the zoom platform, learn how to: Blend multiple colors to create a unique effect on your painting, use your pencils to create shading, lines, and shadow to give dimension, and combine colored pencil with watercolor pencil for a lovely sunny effect.  A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. 

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $45.00

       Prime Members – included in membership fee, but registration is still required

Materials needed:

  • Set of colored pencils - primary colors - at least 6-8
  • pencil sharpener
  • 10x12 inch drawing paper
  •  watercolor pencils (usually come in a tin, available at art stores and Amazon.com)
  • 3 small inexpensive paint brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 13

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, July 1, 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 June discussion, click on this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85827176429

Meeting ID: 858 2717 6429

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Meeting ID: 858 2717 6429

        

Upcoming Selections:

June 3: The Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

July 1: The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, July 2, 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 www.philosopher.org. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, July 3, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, July 3, 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

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, July 13, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Monday, May 11th
Phil Jadeborg, CEO of PJ Networks of Charlottesville, is our new regular All Things Digital instructor. Phil's first class topic will be announced shortly.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Money & You with Jorgen Vik

Money & You with Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesday, May 12, 10:00am-11:30am
Money Talk with Parents:  How to bring up the topic of handling money affairs if parents appear to begin to struggle cognitively.
 
To join in the program, click this link:

https://wfafinet.zoom.us/j/93323774963?pwd=UkhTQzBRVEM1UlhVV2hsdTNQb1NVUT09

Meeting ID: 933 2377 4963

Password: 132890

 

To phone into the program, dial

        +1 646 876 9923  

 

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, July 17, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

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

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

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, July 17, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center