Lifelong Learning

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 12:15pm-2:00pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-2:00pm

Every Friday the Writing for Pleasure group meets to share their thoughts by writing them down, either following a prompt or choosing their own subject. It's fun, moving, interesting and enlightening to hear, discuss and understand another human being's viewpoint of life as it is, as it had been or how it could be.

Come discover and share your best style! All genres and experience levels welcome. Weekly "Writing for Pleasure" meetings are members only.   

Michael Beck and Dan Zisk are the programs leaders

Come to one session and you'll be hooked!  No registration necessary.

 

   

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 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.  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

4th Tuesday of every month, 10:00am-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

Wise Women Connect

Wise Women Connect

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Meets fourth Tuesday of every month

A new women’s group is forming – Wise Women Connect. Co-create a safe space to discuss life issues, share your thoughts, and build nourishing relationships that allow you to consider different perspectives that support well-being. Develop powerful connections with women of a similar age while maintaining confidentiality and avoiding political or religious subject matter. Center member Kathy Rouse has participated in a Wise Woman Connect in her former home in North Carolina and is excited to bring this opportunity to The Center. Meets every fourth Tuesday. Members only; register in advance as space is limited.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 12:45pm-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month)

Tuesdays, 12:45-2:00 pm

In this weekly 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 the class. 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! Registration required. Free for Center members.

PLEASE NOTE, THE SPANISH CLASSES START A NEW SESSION EACH SEPTEMBER AND RUN FOR A YEAR.  

 

The instructor, Helen Ida Moyer will send Zoom link and other necessary information. 

 

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here.

Members only.

Location: Online

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:15pm

Advanced Beginner Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month) Tuesdays, 2:00 pm-3:15 pm

In this weekly 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. Free and open to all. Registration required.

The new Spanish class series start in September, so if you would like to join in after that, please contact program director, Jennifer Crews.

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here

Open to all.

Location: Online

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 3:15pm-4:30pm

Keeping Up Your Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month), Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 pm

This is an intermediate level course for students who want to improve their skills in Spanish, or just want to keep up their fluency in Spanish. The materials we use will vary, including both podcasts and readings about current events, or of plays and stories. The first play we shall be reading is El gesticulador by the Mexican dramatist Rodolfo Usigli. Free and open to all. Helen Ida Moyer is the instructor. 

The new Spanish class series start in September, so if you would like to join in after that, please contact program director, Jennifer Crews.

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24th (3 week session)

Black belt Taekwondo instructor Cindy Kyle will teach a basic self-defense program for Seniors. Learn and practice some self-defense techniques, and how to become more aware of your surroundings which can help prevent attacks. Techniques learned in the previous 90-minute class will be reviewed and new techniques will be added. Handouts included. There will also be volunteer "attackers" at the final class, which will be devoted to attack and defense practice of all the techniquest learned in the previous two classes.Cost: Prime Members free, Standard Members $15, Guests, $25. 

About the instructor:

Cindy Kyle is a 2nd Dan black belt in traditional Taekwondo, having trained in the martial art for 23 years. She has taught self-defense for women, and has previously taught a workshop on travel safety for seniors at The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Guests (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $30.00
Standard Members (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $20.00
Prime Members (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $0.00
A Deep Dive Into Sleep

A Deep Dive Into Sleep

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

What’s the deal with sleep? What happens when we don’t get enough sleep or good enough sleep? What do medications that ‘help’ us sleep actually do? How can we sleep better? Sleep rejuvenates the cells in your body, gives brain cells a chance to repair themselves, helps wash away toxins that build up during the day, and activates neuronal connections that might otherwise deteriorate due to inactivity. Sleep is also necessary if you want to have glowing skin, high energy, a sunny mood, excellent health and stable weight. Improving brain function requires getting a sufficient amount of restorative sleep each night to refill our ‘gas tanks’ for the next day's activities. Without it, our attention and concentration slips, working memory doesn’t work so well and processing speed slows. Join Jessica Eure, LPC, BCN to learn about the architecture of sleep, it's functions and what happens when we don't get enough. Lots of fun facts promised!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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A Deep Dive Into Sleep

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Signs That It's Time

Signs That It's Time

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join a team member from Commonwealth Senior Living as they discuss how to recognize signs that it might be time to start thinking about moving to a senior living community. Whether you’re planning the next chapter for yourself or helping a loved one determine if it is time, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of your options. RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Signs That It’s Time

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Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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! PLEASE RSVP BELOW!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

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Apple/Mac Users Group

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American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:30pm

Thursdays, May 12-June 9, 2:30-4:30 pm (5 sessions)
 
This is a 5-week session for MJ players who have minimal experience with the game and wish to review and practice the basics. Requirements include a $4 (quarters) purse and the 
LARGE-Size 2022 card available at nationalmahjongleague.org.  Please register below. Contact Joyce Nunge  for more information.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Class will not meet on April 7 and May 5.

Every Thursday from 5-6pm

Join instructor Lynn Divers as she teaches tap dancing with a rousing focus on Broadway style tap.  Learn steps from basics to showstoppers.  Lynn has been teaching dance since she was 13 and majored in Performing Arts with a Dance Emphasis. Some experience is helpful. Come increase your cardio and have fun. 

 Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month; Guests $45/month

Please register below:

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Prime Members (June)
Standard Members (June) $30.00
Guests (June) $45.00
Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Do you ever wonder what a police officer's day is like? Join members of the Albemarle County Police department and ask them! They will touch on the hot topic of body cams, discuss traffic accident data and much more. Register below.

Can't make this one? Then join them on Monday, June 6 at 10 am.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

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Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Friday, May 27, 2022 | 7:30am-9:00am

Join Center member and avid birder Jon Rockett for a bird walk at Foxhaven Farm (directions on website) on May 27th and/or June 24th (the early birder catches the bird!). Previous knowledge or experience is not necessary, just a desire to learn about birds.   Free and open to all members, register in advance. 

 

You can use Google maps or your GPS and input "Foxhaven Farm" or follow the direction below.

Foxhaven Farm, from US-250West and US 29South:
Take the exit toward US-29 N/Fontaine Ave/Charlottesville from US-29 S (5 min (3.8 mi))
Turn left onto Hydraulic Rd (443 ft)
Turn right onto US-250 W/US-250 BYP W (0.2 mi)
Keep left to continue on US-250 W, follow signs for Lynchburg/Staunton (2.1 mi)
Continue onto US-29 S (1.0 mi)
Take the exit toward US-29 N/Fontaine Ave/Charlottesville (0.5 mi)
Drive to Foxhaven Farm (4 min (1.0 mi))
Turn right onto Fontaine Ave/Fontaine Ave Ext/Fontaine Ave Extended (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Reservoir Rd (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Foxhaven Farm (0.6 mi)
Foxhaven Farm parking lot is on your left.

Members only.

Location: Foxhaven Farm

Seats available: 20

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Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Are You Ready to Retire?

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 31, June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 6:00–7:30 pm (6-part series)

Jorgen Vik, CFP®, partner with the SKV Group, LLC, will lead a six evening class discussing what to consider when preparing to retire. Topics covered include setting goals, constructing an investment portfolio, rules for retirement account distributions, timing of social security, and dealing with potential health care expenses. The aim of the class is for each participant to become more comfortable with investment and retirement terminology, and to gain a better understanding of what they may need to do in order to retire on their terms. 

This series is part of a Financial Wellness Series in partnership with CFA Institute.

Open to all. Center members free; Guests $30. Space is limited.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Center members (starts May 31, 6 pm) $0.00
Guests (starts May 31, 6 pm) $30.00
Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

1st Wednesday of each month

This enthusiastic group meets monthly to discuss predominantly contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction. Participants make suggestions, the group selects the books, and everyone enjoys sharing their impressions of the month's selection. Free for members but first-time guests are always welcome.

Upcoming Selections:                    

May 4              The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

June 1              The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Rosemary Connelly, Book Group Leader rdconnelly2403@gmail.com

Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

June 1st 2-4pm and June 2nd 6-8pm

Romeo and Benvolio is an one hour feature length film project and will be filmed in Charlottesville, Virginia. They will be casting a male teen 17-20 years old, an older woman 60-70 years old, and a young girl around 7 years old.

 

While rehearsing for a school production of Romeo and Juliet, three teens stumble through a mixture of illusion and reality and experience the joys and sorrows of their increasingly complex world. Theme: Three teenagers steer through their lives animated by their enchantment (illusion) and disenchantment (disillusion). No real violence or sexual content in the film. It will be a PG 13 movie.

Casting call is as follows:

Actor: Charlie: 17-20 years old to act as a junior high school teen, median to tall, sweet in nature and look, must be willing to recite some Shakespearean lines in Romeo and Juliet. Actress: Coco: 60-70 years old grandma, charming and humorous looking.

Ruby: 7 years old girl, cute, smart looking.

The above three characters are major characters, especially Charlie and Coco. Anyone interested in the two roles must be willing to commit to acting during July 16-30 and probably the first week of August.

 

Ruby’s load is not heavy, 2-3 days will be good. Anyone is interested to come for the audition listed above, please email to curiouswatermedia@gmail.com or text to 434-878-3123 before the audition.

Please RSVP. Open to all.

 

About the Director: Kuei-Lan Anna Ma, M.F.A. in film and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary arts, is an independent filmmaker and script writer. She has made a few short films and written four feature length film scripts. A forever film lover, Dr. Ma has published a book on film study titled “Symbolist Films: The Metaphorical Expression of Narrative Films,” and a book chapter titled “Prospero’s Books vs. The Tempest: A synthesis of Shakespeare’s Idea and Style into Film Form.” For script writing, Dr. Ma has devoted many years focusing on the genre of romantic comedy. With this genre, she wishes to explore the complexity of human conditions and inner struggles. By creating various non-villain but interesting antagonists, Dr. Ma aims to create dramatic conflicts but not the conflicts in the real world. Nevertheless, the traveling plots embedded in her stories further shows her wish for global harmony. Memory is another subject Dr. Ma means to explore. To tell fantastic stories enriched with the collision of visuals and contents is always Dr. Ma's approach to cinematic art.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: curiouswatermedia@gmail.com

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Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

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RSVP (June 2, 6-8pm)
Movie Night - June

Movie Night - June

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

First (documentary) and third (movie) Wednesdays of each month 5-7pm.

June 1 - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2hr 19 mins)

Golden Globe-winner Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in this in-depth biopic that portrays the groundbreaking South African leader from his rural childhood through his long imprisonment to his election as the country's first black president.

June 15 - The Martian (2hr 10 mins)

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 38

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Movie Night - June

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RSVP June 15th (Martian)
Whats That Tree?

Whats That Tree?

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Class size is limited, please register in advance.

Join tree expert and Center member tree expert Jon Rockett (B.S. in Forestry) for a walk in the woods where you will learn about leaf types, twig and bud types, and how to use a key for tree species identification. Participants will receive a copy of Virginia Department of Forestry's (VDOF) tree identification guide "Common Native Trees of Virginia" to keep for future reference. Trails at Ivy Creek Nature Area will be used for this program that are fairly level for easy walking. Event is free and open to members, with a $5.00 fee for the VDOF tree identification guide, payable to Jon on the day of the walk. The group will meet in the Ivy Creek Nature Area parking lot shortly before 10am.

About Jon:

Jon retired as the Area Extension Agent, Mined Land Reclamation and Forestry & Natural Resources and site manager at the Powell River Project Research & Education Center in 2008, after 20 years of service.  Jon has implemented environmental programs for local school groups, business and civic organizations; and national and international professional and government agency groups. He is the founding board member SW VA Chapter Society of American Foresters, and was Virginia’s Outstanding Project Learning Tree Educator in 2002. Currently Jon is a member of the Piedmont Virginia Bird Club; VA Tech’s VA Big Tree Program volunteer measurer; VA Envirothon head forestry judge; Project Learning Tree facilitator; and member Skyline Chapter Society of American Foresters.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area

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The Joy of Acting

The Joy of Acting

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursdays, June 2 - July 7 (6 weeks)
 
The Joy of Acting is a way to experience how important play is in our lives and in the world. This class will include acting games - we play to connect and be present - some storytelling - because all theater is stories and we have the best material right at our fingertips - some theatrical improvisation - because why not?! - and scene study where we bring short scripted scenes to life.  Larry Goldstein, co-founder of Live Arts in Theater in Charlottesville, and Boomie Pedersen, artistic director of The Hamner Theater, have taught acting for many decades. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Fee: $75.00 for all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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The Joy of Acting

Members and guests fee (June2-July7) $75.00
Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Do you ever wonder what a police officer's day is like? Join members of the Albemarle County Police department and ask them! They will touch on the hot topic of body cams, discuss traffic accident data and much more. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

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Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday June 7th 1-3pm

In this 2-hour course, you will learn the basic concepts and skills you need to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. The students will learn basic First Aid practices and CPR. This course will be taught by Red Cross Certified Instructor, Olivia Watts. This is not a certification course, but an educational course. Free for all. Registration required.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

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Understanding Cremation

Understanding Cremation

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Many people take the time to plan for the future of their belongings after they pass, but have you considered the options for your body?  Harold Decker of the Cremation Society of Virginia will provide cremation services information and the benefits of preplanning end-of-life wishes.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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Understanding Cremation

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 Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Planting for Pollinators

Growing native plants is one of the best ways to promote biodiversity and create healthy habitat for pollinators and wildlife.  Even if you live in an apartment or townhome, you can still support pollinators by growing native pollinator plants on a patio or balcony in pots or in a small flower bed.  Learn about the newly planted pollinator beds and pots at The Center and get ideas for creating your own gardens and pots using plants that will attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other vital pollinators.

This in-person program is hosted by the Piedmont Master Gardeners and The Center at Belvedere and is free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

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Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a Standup Paddleboard on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering a standup paddleboard. Participants will first learn to paddle from a kneeling position and then, when they feel ready, will have a chance to try out standing. It is easier than most people think it will be! This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills. All necessary equipment is provided. Physical distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Fee: $65.00 per person.

Registration link:

Wednesday, June 8th, 10 am to 12 noon- Intro to SUP- Walnut Creek

https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/rivannarivercompany/items/89850/availability/867594919/book/?full-items=yes

Directions. Meet at the boat ramp parking lot of Walnut Creek Park (4250 Walnut Creek Park, North Garden, VA 22959). After you enter the park, you will drive all the way down a long hill on the entrance road. Then turn RIGHT at the bottom of the hill into a large parking lot with a grassy area extending along the lake shore.

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek - Off Site

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday, June 9, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part A, B, C, D…what does it all mean? When should you enroll in Medicare and Social Security? How do earned and unearned income affect your Social Security and Medicare benefits? How are your Social Security benefits taxed? Find out the answers to these questions and much more. Presented by Sharon Accardo, Senior Insurance Advisor, and Tracy Meade, CLTC, Financial Planner.

Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

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African American Authors Book Club

African American Authors Book Club

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Second Thursday of each month 

This event is now back at The Center!

The African American Authors Book Club (AAABC) has been reading books by African American or African authors since 1996.  While selected books are by African American authors, the club members are racially and culturally diverse and join together each month to enjoy intellectual discussions and camaraderie. All are welcome

June 9- “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies”, by Deesha Philyaw

July 14 - “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” by Nikole Hannah-Jones

August  - no book.  Thinking of a field trip options.

September 8 - “The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois” by Honoree Fanon Jeffers

October 13- “All That She Carried” by Tiya Miles

November 10 - “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead

December - Holiday Party

 

 

 

 

  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Friday, June 10, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Fridays, June 10, 24, July 8, 22, August 5, 19, September 2, 16

Join experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino for the remaining classes of this 8-week series. These lessons are intended for those who have little or no knowledge of the game. Take one class or take them all.  Free for Center members (Prime and Standard); Guests are $15 per class. Please register below in advance for each class.  

June 10    The game and opening bids

June 24    Responses to the opening bid

July 8       Rebids by the opening bidder

Julu 22     Declarer Play

Aug.  5     Defensive Play

Aug. 19    Defensive Bidding

Sept. 2     Opening Bids at 2,3, and 4 level

Sept. 16   Common Conventions

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Beginner Bridge Lessons

Center Members (June 10) $0.00
Guests (June 10) $15.00
Hand Embroidery II

Hand Embroidery II

Monday, June 13, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Expand your hand embroidery skills with Lazy Daisy, French Knots, Herringbone, Fly and Chain stitches.  We will also review Stem, Back and Running stitches.  With these basic stitches in your repertoire you should be able to complete most embroidery designs you will encounter. Sisters Moira and Ellen MacAvoy have been sewing for over 50 years and have taught many classes in hand embroidery, from beginners to advanced. Bring to class- 6- or 7-inch embroidery hoop, small ruler, pencil & paper, small scissors for cutting thread, thimble if you like to use one. All other materials will be provided. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee $15.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Hand Embroidery II

Guests (June 13, 10am) $15.00
Standard Members (June 13, 10am) $10.00
Prime Members June 13, 10am) $0.00
Money and You

Money and You

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Second Tuesday of each month 10:00 - 11:30 am

Free and open to all. Please register below.

 
Tuesday, May 10
Is fund investing for you? Jorgen Vik* will lead a discussion on non-traditional investments like crypto-currencies, NFTs, etc. How do they work? What to consider before investing.
 
Tuesday, June 14
Suddenly Single - Jorgen will discuss financial issues faced when a spouse dies. Something needs immediate attention while others can be handled later. The discussion will be appropriate for widows/widowers as well as couples.
 
 
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

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Money and You

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (June 17th)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (June 17th)

Friday, June 17, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

3rd Friday of every month, 11:00am-12:00pm

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits and reduce procrastination.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change and often reverse, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more.  Adopting a more active lifestyle can evolve into a fun, social experience when you recognize the various ways you can enrich your life.  Free and open to all. Please register below. Class size is limited to 10.

This class is also taught the 1st Tuesday of each month 6:45PM-7:45PM.  Click here for details.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (June 17th)

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 am

Free and open to all. 

Tuesday, May 17 
Ask the Experts! Planning for Healthy (and Wealthy) Aging – Join Doris Gelbman, Elder Law Attorney; Jorgen Vik, Financial Advisor at SKV Group; and Kathryn Caverly, Lifecare Manager at IKOR of Charlottesville. Join them as they discuss the most common dilemmas of their clients– often due to a lack of planning. What kind of planning?  Health, wealth and legal!
 
Tuesday, June 21, 10:00-11:30 am
Medicaid: The Basics – Planning and Paying for Long Term Care An all new presentation on Virginia Medicaid. What it is, who gets it, what does it pay for anyway?  Answers questions such as “Does the Nursing Home take my house?”  and “Medicaid Planning.”  Much, much more!
 

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Location: The Center

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

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Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join a team member from Commonwealth Senior Living as they discuss what to expect when looking for a senior living community. Find out what questions you should be asking!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Starting the Conversation

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Understanding Cancer

Understanding Cancer

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Wednesday June 29th and Wednesday July 13th 10-11:30am

This is a two-part lecture series presented by Claudette Grant and her colleague from the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center. Understanding Cancer is an educational curriculum to inform community members about cancer. The following are three key learning objectives of the curriculum: Identifying cancer risk factors and prevention; Supporting cancer patients, survivors and caregivers; and Cancer screening recommendations. They will also provide light snacks for those who attend. Free and open to all. Registration is necessary.

 

About the Instructor:

Claudette Grant is a Health Equity Research Outreach Specialist. She joined the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement team at the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2021. She specializes in working with communities of color, academic-community relations, clinical research and trials and health equity. Her experience with community outreach and engagement began with her work as a city planner. More recently, she has concentrated on her work for local non-profits in the Charlottesville region. She enjoys working with diverse communities, building trusting relationships, and helping a community see and reach their full potential. Claudette holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, gardening and volunteering.    
 

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Location: The Center

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Understanding Cancer

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Medicare 101

Medicare 101

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

WILL NOT MEET IN JUNE.

2nd Wednesday of each month, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Medicare can be so confusing! Join Sharon Accardo as she guides you through the process. Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101

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Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Steve Rundle and former Intelligence Officer Carl Pales will provide background and context to the situation on the Korean Peninsula in an independent, nonpartisan moderated discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge, express opinions, and communicate ideas concerning this topic in a nonthreatening, collegial environment. The session will commence with prepared remarks by both moderators, followed by open, participatory discussion and question and answers. If you are interested in being part of a developing community of people with a shared interest in political-military affairs and international security issues, we look forward to seeing you. Free and open to all, please register below to ensure your space in the event.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 25

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Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

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Medicare 101 (Evening)

Medicare 101 (Evening)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00-7:00 pm

 

Medicare can be so confusing! Join Sharon Accardo as she guides you through the process. Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101 (Evening)

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Song Writing with Jim

Song Writing with Jim

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesdays, 4 weeks, August 10th-31st

Think you’re too old to write a song? Think again. Bob Dylan is still going strong at 80. John Prine was past 70 when he released his final album. Like those two, you have a lifetime of stories to tell. Your experience gives you an edge!

Bringing your stories to life in song can do a world of good for you. Songwriting is a great brain exercise, and it can soothe your soul in so many ways. The final product is a treasure you can share with friends and loved ones — a piece of you that lives on forever.

Don’t know how to play an instrument? No worries. Jim Richardson will supply the guitar accompaniment and help you craft the rhythm, rhyme and melody.

Objectives:

  1. Learn how songs are formed.
  2. Write at least one song as a class.
  3. Perform the songs during one of Jim’s concerts in the Atrium or at another special event.
  4. Record the performances on phone videos and voice memos.

 

Prime Members: Free, Standard Members: $20, Guests: $32

About the Instructor:

Jim has been playing guitar and singing since he was 12. Around age 60, he started taking it more seriously and started performing in bands and as a solo act around Charlottesville. He has enjoyed playing a weekly gig at The Center for the better part of a year. His band JRB has played Thursdays around five to three times

He started writing his own songs about three years ago. He took Mike Clem’s songwriting class at The Front Porch twice. He also self-studied the songwriting craft by reading many books on the subject.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: jimr5356@gmail.com

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Song Writing with Jim

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Standard Member $20.00
Guest $32.00