Lifelong Learning

The A, B, C's and D of Medicare (ON SITE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

SORRY, EVENT IS FULL!

 

In this session, you will find out when and where to sign up and how to avoid penalties. Learn what is covered by Medicare and the costs involved, and if you are eligible for financial assistance. Phyllis Payne has over 30 years experience and will guide you through the process. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Writing for Pleasure (ONSITE)

Friday, August 7, 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

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Writing for Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

This class is now closed.

Monday, August 10th, 10-12pm and Tuesday, August 11th, 10-12pm

Learn the block printing process from start to finish while creating a canvas bag with your own design. Register to order artist Emily Wool’s block printing kit (15% of sales goes to PHAR Public Housing Area Redevelopment) which provides everything you need to start on your block printing adventure. You will learn to create your own design for printing on fabric including sketching techniques, what to keep and what to take away during the carving process, and how to design a “good” block for printing. Kits will arrive at The Center a week before the online instruction classes – you can pick it up before the online class. Emily runs her block printing business Emily Ruth Prints from her home and is delighted to share her skill and expertise with us. Click here to register. Class fee 70.00 for Standard Members and Guests, 60.00 for Prime members.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Reverse Mortgages; You have questions? Here are answers! (ON SITE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

How is a reverse mortgage used? Who is eligible? What is involved in the process? Karren Tyler, with over 27 years experience in the mortgage industry, discusses the ins, outs, myths and facts of a reverse mortgage.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Reverse Mortgages; You have questions? Here are answers! (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00
Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

August 11:  Retirement accounts come with many different rules. We’ll discuss some of the recent changes and how you may benefit.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Money & You with Jorgen Vik (ON SITE)

RSVP (August 11) $0.00
RSVP (September 8) $0.00
Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Beginning Spanish  (Tuesdays at 1 pm)

In this year long course we use Conversational Spanish in 7 Days by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boas since it focuses on the most common, everyday situations you’ll encounter in Spanish-speaking countries.  Everything is explained in clear, concise English so if you have to miss a class, you can easily keep up with what we are doing in class.  We 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: Online

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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

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

 

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Https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87345112031

Meeting ID: 873 4511 2031

free

Members only.

Location: Online

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 2:10-3:10pm

Intermediate Spanish  (Tuesdays at 2:10 pm)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Spanish (ONLINE)

Register $0.00

Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00
Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

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

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

 

DISCUSSION TOPICS

Rather than focus on a specific topic, which we have done in previous meetings, we will have an open-ended discussion. Bring ideas about the issues and questions that you would like to discuss. All opinions welcome. Facilitated by Bob Lorish.


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

RSVP (August 12) $0.00
Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Reading for Pleasure (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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: 4

Pay for this event online

Apple/Mac Class(ON SITE)

RSVP (August 6) $0.00
The Climate Crisis in Central VA and the World (ONLINE)

The Climate Crisis in Central VA and the World (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Have you ever wondered what climate change will mean for us here in Virginia? During this 30-minute online slide and video talk you’ll learn the science behind climate change, the effects already being felt locally and around the world, and how we’ll solve this crisis together. You will have a chance to have your questions answered, as well as learn about the exciting innovations in renewable energy and other solutions at hand to tackle this issue.

Joan Chapman is a retired public school teacher and a trained Climate Reality Project presenter. She received training with former Vice President Al Gore and his nonprofit organization, The Climate Reality Project, where citizens learn about climate change and how to advocate for climate action.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88162036406

Meeting ID: 881 6203 6406

phone only
        +1 646 558 8656  
 Meeting ID: 881 6203 6406       

Open to all.

Location: Online

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

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 and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00. 

Walnut Creek Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot Directions from Charlottesville: Take Route 29 South; Turn left onto Route 708 (Red Hill Road); Turn right onto Route 631 (Old Lynchburg Road); The park is 1/2 mile on the left. Follow park entrance road for 1/4 mile to right turn into parking lot at lake.  (4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959)

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek Park - Off Site

Seats available: 3

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Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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!). Five and ten dollar gift certificates, as well as other mystery prizes will be awarded - winners can pick up prizes and get a tour of The Center. Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date. Please register- spots are limited! 

Members only.

Location: Online

Seats available: 13

Pay for this event online

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Members $0.00
Love Food; Hate Waste! (ONLINE)

Love Food; Hate Waste! (ONLINE)

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join members of the Piedmont Master Gardeners for this very informative presentation!

Consumer food waste is the largest contributor to the food waste issue. According to the USDA and EPA, Americans discard some 30-40 percent of the food produced each year. Learn more about this complex issue and educate yourself on the actions you can take to be a part of the solution. 

 

To join in the Zoom program click here a few minutes before 3 pm on August 17:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85944041577

 

If joining by telephone, dial
        +1 646 558 8656 
       
Meeting ID: 859 4404 1577
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman  (ON SITE)

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

 

 

August 18: Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities – What’s the Difference?

Many people believe that they can check into Assisted Living or a Nursing Home like they might go into a hotel. That’s typically not what happens. More often a medical crisis results in hospitalization and from the hospital, folks are discharged to a facility to help with “rehab.” Following rehab, decisions have to be made about keeping the recovering, perhaps now frailer, patient safe and working to improve (or maintain) their health. Can they go home? Perhaps. Maybe not. So then what? Learn about the differences between Assisted Living, and Memory Care. “Health & Rehabilitation” facilities and Nursing Facilities. What are differences? What does it cost? Who pays?

 

September 15: Having “The” Conversation: You and Your Adult Children

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

 

October 20: End of Life Planning

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

 
 

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman (ON SITE)

RSVP (August 18) $0.00
RSVP (September 15) $0.00
The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous: Origins and Influence (ONLINE)

The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous: Origins and Influence (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Tolly Merrick has been a humanities teacher since 1994, working with high school and middle school students in New Mexico, California and Virginia. He currently teaches US History and US Government at the Peabody School in Charlottesville. Prior to his career in education, Mr. Merrick obtained a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and served as a substance abuse counselor in his home state of Maryland. He is excited to merge these two areas of history and alcoholism treatment, and present on the origins and history of Alcoholics Anonymous

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88445862191

Meeting ID: 884 4586 2191
 

Phone only:

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Meeting ID: 884 4586 2191
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Socrates Cafe™ (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 20, 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

Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 1:30-3:00pm

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, join University of Virginia Ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Cusick at the Center at Belvedere on August 25 at 1:30PM while he discusses the importance of having regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and vision.

Dr. Cusick will discuss some of the more common age-related eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Early detection and treatment of these conditions can help to save sight before vision loss occurs. Ophthalmologists – the physicians that specialize in medical and surgical eye care – recommend a dilated comprehensive eye exam as the best way to prevent these conditions from becoming debilitating.  Dr. Cusick will discuss how the eye is examined and the most modern medical and surgical treatments for conditions that affect the eyes.  Dr. Cusick will also answer any questions that you have about these topics.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00
Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join Wild Virginia's Conservation Director, David Sligh, for a description of the group's efforts to see that regulators fully enforce the Clean Water Act to protect our precious resources. David will describe the group's involvement in the victorious battle against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the ongoing fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. He'll also explain how all Virginians can work with us to prevent damaging projects in the future. Open to all.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85058581774

Meeting ID: 850 5858 1774

 

or by phone:
        +1 646 558 8656 
Meeting ID: 850 5858 1774
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Book Group (ONLINE)

Book Group (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 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:

September 2:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates      

October 7:       True Grit by Charles Portis  

Members only.

Location: Online

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

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

(Participants need to sign up in pairs who will paddle the tandem canoes together.)
Learn how to confidently paddle a canoe 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 in a tandem (2-person) canoe. Participants will need to sign up in pairs with someone with whom they are already in close contact. With a little instruction, participants will discover the joy traveling across the water in this classic watercraft. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Register here. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00.  

Beaver Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp Parking Directions from Charlottesville: Take State Route 250 West towards Crozet; Cross over Mechums River, take immediate right onto State Route 680 Browns Gap Turnpike; Turn left into Park on Beaver Creek Park Road and follow this road until it ends at the boat ramp parking lot.  (Apparently using the address can be misleading in google maps)

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Seats available: 15

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Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Evolution and Revolution in Women's Fashion: 1850-1970 (ONLINE)

Evolution and Revolution in Women's Fashion: 1850-1970 (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

From whalebone corsets to going commando, the evolution of women’s fashion since 1850 has been influenced by world events such as women’s suffrage, international trade, industrialization, and wartime rationing, as well as by visionary designers including Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret, and Yves St. Laurent. Art and inventions such as the zipper, the brassiere, and synthetic dyes changed what women wore. This program features a brief history of how fashion has adapted to and been influenced by changing times. From haute couture to home sewing, the clothes we wear have a history. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, Liza Nash Taylor offers a visual history of fashion evolution and revolution in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A PowerPoint presentation includes beautiful photographs of garments as well as illustrations.

Liza Nash Taylor is the author of two forthcoming historical novels, to be published in hardcover and audiobook versions beginning in August 2020, by Blackstone Publishing. She is the 2016 winner of the Fiction Prize of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference and a 2018 Hawthornden International Fellow. Her novels have been finalists in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and The Tucson Festival of Books and excerpts have appeared in The Copperfield Review and Deep South Magazine. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Bluestem Magazine, Gargoyle, and other literary magazines. She lives in Keswick, Virginia, in an old farmhouse which is a setting in her novels.

Link to accompanying booklist: https://lizanashtaylor.com/reading-guide-sources-historical-novel-society-conference-lecture-june-2019/

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Meeting ID: 886 5988 3197


or by phone

        +1 646 558 8656 
Meeting ID: 886 5988 3197
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Protecting Older Adults Against Covid-19 Related Scams (ONLINE)

Protecting Older Adults Against Covid-19 Related Scams (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

There are scams for vaccines, treatment, cures and money or assistance for obtaining Economic Impact Payments. Scammers often impersonate government officials or businesses in an attempt to gain personal information. Learn how to protect yourself against this craziness! This presentation is provided by the National Center on Law and Elder Rights and presented by Tracy M. Meade, CLTC Independent Financial Planner and Certified Long-Term Care Consultant.

To join the ZOOM program, click here:

COMING SOON!

Open to all.

Location: Online

Adding Life to Your Years (ON SITE)

Adding Life to Your Years (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Join Diane Johnson, executive director at Commonwealth Senior Living as she discusses the cultural components which lead to longer lives in the Blue Zone (A Blue Zone is a non-scientific term given to geographic regions that are home to some of the world’s oldest people). How can we create them in our communities?  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

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

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

Instruction will include making a nature journal.

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

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

Materials needed:

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00
Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, October 2, 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.

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Standard Members $90.00
Prime Members $0.00
Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, October 11, 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

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, October 12, 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

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, October 16, 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

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

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

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

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85441952973

Meeting ID: 854 4195 2973

phone only:
        +1 646 558 8656 
        
Meeting ID: 854 4195 2973
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

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

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

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

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

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89476541838

Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838


 

or by phone
        +1 646 558 8656 
        
Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838

Open to all.

Location: Online