Lifelong Learning

Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Tuesdays, July 19th - September 6th  (8 weeks)

In this 8-week landscape oil painting class, you will learn the 12 keys to masterful painting, how to effectively use compositional tools and colors to make your landscapes eye-catching, and experiment with light and shadow. Brush and color knowledge helpful but not required. Kathleen Hutter is a self-taught, award-winning artist who tells memorable stories using paint. (note: you may only take one series of the two oil classes offered – either Landscape or Beginners). Prime Members: free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $75, payable to instructor at time of class. Note: If you would rather purchase your supplies yourself, the list is below. If you have further questions about supplies, you can email Katie.

Kathleen, began painting at age 3, and credits her artist father and her sister for much of her inspiration. In her works, Kathleen transports the viewer to a different, memorable world that may or may not be familiar. We welcome Kathleen, a new member at The Center. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Guests $125.00
Standard Members $100.00
Prime Members $0.00
Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

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

Tuesday, August 16 
Aging Gracefully: Living Independently (Part 1) Many seniors want to remain independent in their home as they grow old. What does that mean?  Where is “home” and how will you take care of yourself as your body and perhaps your mind begin to fail?  If you need help, how will you pay for that?   
 
Tuesday, September 20 
Aging Gracefully (Part 2) Assisted Living and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
Sometimes, remaining completely independent isn’t possible. Assisted Living, with or without memory care is one answer. Moving into a “continuing” care retirement community (CCRC) is another option. If you decide this is a better option for you, how will you pay for it?
 
Tuesday, October 18 
Aging Gracefully (Part 3): End of Life – Nursing Care and Hospice
After an illness or accident and a stay in the hospital, you might need nursing care. The goal of that is rehabilitation and a return to your normal home. Sometimes independent living is not possible and extensive care is required. What about Hospice? There’s a place for that, and it might not be where you think it is.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

RSVP (August 16)
Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish

Tuesday, August 16, 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!

Free for Center members.

THE NEW SERIES OF SPANISH CLASSES STARTS SEPTEMBER 27. Registration required below.

The instructor, Helen Ida Moyer will send Zoom link and other necessary information prior to Sept. 27.

 

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Beginning Spanish

Register for new series (Starts Sept. 27)
Advanced Beginner Spanish

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:15pm

Advanced Beginner Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month) Tuesdays, 2:10 pm-3:10 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.  

THE NEW SERIES OF SPANISH CLASSES STARTS SEPTEMBER 27. Registration required below.

The instructor, Helen Ida Moyer will send Zoom link and other necessary information prior to Sept. 27.

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here

Open to all.

Location: Online

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Advanced Beginner Spanish

Register for new series (Starts Sept. 27)
Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, August 16, 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. Free and open to all. Helen Ida Moyer is the instructor. 

THE NEW SERIES OF SPANISH CLASSES STARTS SEPTEMBER 27. Registration required below.

The instructor, Helen Ida Moyer will send Zoom link and other necessary information prior to Sept. 27.

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register for new series (Starts Sept. 27)
Song Writing with Jim

Song Writing with Jim

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesdays, 4 weeks, August 10th-31st 

This Class is at Full Capacity 

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

Movie Night - August

Movie Night - August

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:15pm

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

Wednesday, August 3, 5:00-7:15 pm

20 Feet From Stardom 

Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of backup vocalists, weaving together interviews with legendary singers with the voices that support them. Featuring  Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler,  amazing backup vocalists, and more. Free and open to all. Register below.

Wednesday, August 17, 5:00-7:15pm

Movie Night – Knives Out

Renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate. Inquisitive Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. An all-star cast in this hilarious crime thriller. Free and open to all, register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Movie Night - August

RSVP August 3, 20 Feet from Stardom
RSVP August 17, Knives Out

Beginner Oil Painting (Jul-Sep)

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

July 21st-September 8th (8 weeks)

Artist Kathleen Hutter will teach you the fundamentals of oil painting in this 8-week class. Learn the important elements of composition, how to use light and shadow, how to mix colors, and the different brushes and painting tools to use for fun results. (note: you may only take one series of the two oil classes offered – either Landscape or Beginners). 

Kathleen has been painting since she was 3 years old and has always viewed painting and color as a tool for creating magic. Her paintings have won awards throughout her life in various venues. She is largely self taught, but credits her artistic father and sister for much of her inspiration.  Prime Members free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $75, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Beginner Oil Painting (Jul-Sep)

Guests $125.00
Standard Members $100.00
Prime $0.00
Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, August 18, 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

RSVP (Aug 18)
Windows, PC, Operating System Class (Aug 19)

Windows, PC, Operating System Class (Aug 19)

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

Fridays, beginning July 29, 9:00–10:00 am

Learn more about Windows Office Products, Google, and more with expert Charles Fleming. This is a beginner’s course that will start off focusing on Windows 10. Bring your personal laptop, or follow along with Charles, as he goes in depth on skills to help you better understand your computer. Free for all. 

Course Content will include: Windows 10, Windows Office (Excel, Word, Access, Edge, Outlook), and Google Suite

July 29 - Windows 10

Aug 5 - Windows Office Excel, Word

Aug 12 - Windows Office Access, Edge, Outlook

Aug 19 - Google Suite

 

About the Instructor
Charles is very experienced with helping people, having taught Windows Operating Systems and Windows Desktop System to new employees at SNL Financial.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 27

Pay for this event

Windows, PC, Operating System Class (Aug 19)

RSVP (Aug 19)
Stitch and Learn

Stitch and Learn

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Meets the third Friday of every month

Need help with your hand sewing, embroidery projects, or class projects? Join Moira and Ellen MacAvoy for recreational and educational stitching sessions. This is an opportunity to enjoy stitching with others while learning new skills. Bring your own supplies. Kits are also available to purchase. No registration necessary. Center members only; free. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, August 19, 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

Contact:

Beginning Italian (Aug-Sep)

Beginning Italian (Aug-Sep)

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 9:30am-11:00am

Mondays beginning August 22 - October 3, 9:30AM-11:00AM

Planning a trip to Italy?  Want to be able to meet new people and experience “la dolce vita” when you get there?  Or maybe you’re looking for an activity that promotes brain health?  Here is a great opportunity!  Join native Italian, AnnaMaria Bakalian, for a 6-week series of basic Italian.  Learn simple exchanges to use in an Italian store, café, market, etc. and understand Italian customs relating to everyday life.   

Note: class will not meet on Monday, September 5th, Labor Day.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

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Beginning Italian (Aug-Sep)

Guests $48.00
Standard Members $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, August 22, 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

Wisdom in Aging

Wisdom in Aging

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Mondays August 8-29 and September 12, 4:00-5:00pm

Using the inquiry method, June Heintz will lead participants through a 5 part series of questions for self-reflection and response.  Participants will use active listening as individuals share their discoveries of strategies that increase acceptance of all that comes with aging. Open to all. 

Through skillful questioning, the facilitator will engage participants in revealing to self and others the strategies and life skills that have helped us through each phase of what comes as life goes on. Through this process, each participant will feel more confident in our ability to meet whatever occurs with equanimity.  We will learn from each other and therefore gain collective wisdom.

Brief Bio on Instructor: As an art educator, first a K-6 art teacher, then a docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art and now at the Fralin Art Museum of UVA, I have been trained in the inquiry method and now use it in sessions at the Fralin, Looking Inward, in which participants share observations of a painting or sculpture with accessory information provided by my background research.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, August 23, 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

Beginner French

Beginner French

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm, Aug. 23–Sept. 29

Participants will learn the basics of the French language with instructor Ashton Nicewonger. By the end of the program, students will be able to read signs and menus, introduce themselves, talk about themselves, ask basic questions, and use dictionaries to get more information. This program will ideally lead into French 2, in which participants will begin to narrate past and future events. However, if participants only take this French 1/Beginner course, they will still be able to get around in France or French-speaking areas and have basic conversation. 

Open to all. Prime members free, Standard members $50, Guests $70

 

About the Instructor

Ashton Nicewonger is a PhD student at UVA with a MA in French from CU Boulder and extensive teaching experience. She has taught French in a preschool, a high school, and two universities. She has lived in France and traveled extensively.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Beginner French

Prime Member (RSVP AUG-SEPT) $0.00
Standard Member (RSVP AUG-SEPT) $50.00
Guest (RSVP AUG-SEPT) $70.00
Speed Dating Mixer

Speed Dating Mixer

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesday August 31, 4:30-6:00pm

Are you ready to meet someone new? Grab a refreshment from Greenberry’s and join us for a mixer that will start with classic speed dating. First drink is on the house! The Speed Dating Mixer will include 1 minute of chatting with the person across from you until the buzzer buzzes. Once everyone has met each contender, we will break off enjoying free time and continuing conversation. Meet new people and expand your horizons with this fun and inviting activity. Open to all. Register here.

Pick up your free drink from Greenberry's upon arrival and meet us in the Auditorium. We can't wait!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Speed Dating Mixer

RSVP Aug 31
Mastering Medicare with Margo

Mastering Medicare with Margo

Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

First Thursday of each month, 1:00-2:00 pm

Join Margo Kreider, a trusted Health Insurance Consultant and Broker, as she discusses health care costs, the moving parts of Medicare, enrollment, and more. Walk away from this one-hour seminar with the tools to make informed healthcare coverage decisions. Seminars will be held the first Thursday of each month.

1. Discuss healthcare costs and moving parts of Medicare

2. Enrollment rules, gaps, and review periods

3. Explores other variables to consider when forming your healthcare plan, like income IRMAA, HSA funding and Donut Hole exposure. 

Free and open to all. 

Will not meet Oct. 6, 2022

 

Brief Bio on Lecturer:

With a background in law and over 13 years of Medicare market consulting, Margo Steinlage Krieder, is president of a third generation Medicare health insurance agency. Steinlage insurance maneuvers the Medicare market and helps clients with every aspect of the Medicare enrollment process. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Mastering Medicare with Margo

RSVP (Aug 4)
Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Tap Your Troubles RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER

Every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm

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

Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Guests (September) $45.00
Standard Members (September) $30.00
Prime Members (September) $0.00
The Good Life Series

The Good Life Series

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

First Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

In this monthly series, you will receive helpful information that all seniors should know! Free and open to all. Registration required below

WILL NOT MEET IN JULY AND AUGUST

Tuesday, September 6 - Navigating Our Local Healthcare Continuum: Tips from the Experts - Healthcare professionals from an area hospital, rehab facility, and homecare agency will share information about how to prepare for the unexpected, when a heart attack, stroke or bad fall lands you in the hospital.  Also, learn how to prepare for a planned procedure like a hip or knee replacement and for the post-procedure rehabilitation care you'll then need.

Tuesday, October 4 - Finding Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities - Looking for meaningful ways to give back to our community?  Join representatives from area nonprofits and learn about the multitude of volunteer positions available.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

The Good Life Series

RSVP (Sept. 6, 11 am)
Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, September 7, 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:                    

August 3         The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

September 7   Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 

October 5       Circe by Madeline Miller 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jane Alspach JaneMA893@gmail.com

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday September 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Paint a beautiful set of 4 wine glasses. Explore some creative freedom in this class while having some instruction from Jamie Schwartz for painting on glass. These classes are open to everyone and no experience is required. A glass of wine will also be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, grab your glass of wine  from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio of Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 27

Pay for this event

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Guests (Sept. 7) $30.00
Standard Member (Sept. 7) $15.00
Prime Member (Sept. 7) $5.00
Movie Night - September

Movie Night - September

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

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

Wednesday, September 7, 5-6:30pm

Itzhak

Though Itzhak Perlman is widely regarded as the finest violinist of his time, his journey has been far from easy. This affectionate documentary recounts his story through conversations with Perlman, his friends, family and colleagues. Free and open to all. Register below.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 5-7:30p.m.

The Hundred Foot Journey

Relocating from India to a quiet village in the south of France, chef Hassan Kadam and his family open a restaurant called Maison Mumbai. But when their business starts to thrive, a competing restaurateur launches a war between the eateries. Free and open to all. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Movie Night - September

RSVP September 7 - Itzhak
RSVP September 21 - The 100 Foot Journey
Rising Rates, Inflation and Geopolitical Stress

Rising Rates, Inflation and Geopolitical Stress

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Where are the markets and the economy headed? The confluence of rising interest rates, inflation and geopolitical stress have given rise to increased market volatility and greater uncertainty. Join Rodney Sullivan, Executive Director of the Mayo Center for Asset Management at the Darden School. Free and open to all.

Please RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Rising Rates, Inflation and Geopolitical Stress

RSVP (Sept. 7, 6 pm)
African American Authors Book Club

African American Authors Book Club

Thursday, September 8, 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

July 14 - "The Love Songs of W.E.B.DuBois"  by Honoree Fanon Jeffers

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

September 8 - "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story"

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

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Friday, September 9, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday September 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Create a painted sunflower cookie jar to be filled with your favorite treats. Students will learn the art of painting sunflowers on glass from instructor Jamie Schwartz. Please bring your favorite cookie recipe to share with the group! Beginners welcome and open to all. Material fee due to instructor day of class $20. Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $20. 

 

Brief bio of Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

Pay for this event

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Guest (Sept. 5) $20.00
Standard Member (Sept. 5) $10.00
Prime (Sept 5)
Italian Refresher class

Italian Refresher class

Monday, September 12, 2022 | 11:30am-1:00pm

Mondays, September 5-19th, 11:30-1pm (3 weeks)

Do you know a little Italian and want to brush up on the basics? Have you already taken "Beginning Italian" at The Center before and are preparing for a trip to the boot?
Join native Italian AnnaMaria Bakalian for a 3-week refresher course of basic Italian.  Relearn simple exchanges to use in an Italian store, café, market, etc. and understand Italian customs relating to everyday life. 

Prime Members free, Standard Members $15, Guests $30. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Italian Refresher class

Guests $30.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Advanced Beginner Guitar Lessons

Advanced Beginner Guitar Lessons

Monday, September 12, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays, September 12-October 31, 1:00-2:00 pm - Register below

If you can play a few guitar chords and strum, this class is for you!  In this class you will learn more advanced chords, fingerpicking and strum patterns while having funs and with familiar songs. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. BYOG (bring your own guitar!) This class is open to all! Prime members free; Standard members $70; Guests $100

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Advanced Beginner Guitar Lessons

Prime Members $0.00
Standard Members $70.00
Guests $100.00
Beginner Guitar Lessons

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Monday, September 12, 2022 | 2:15pm-3:15pm

Mondays, September 12-October 31 (8 weeks), 2:15-3:15 pm  

It’s not too late to learn a new instrument! If you’ve never touched a guitar or only know that it has strings, this class is for you! It’s also a good refresher if you played many moons ago and might need a do over. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. It’s BYOG (bring your own guitar!) Prime members free; Standard members $70; Guests $100. Space is limited. Please register below.

Are you looking for an advanced beginner class? Click here

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Beginner Guitar Lessons

Prime Members (Sept. 12-Oct. 31) $0.00
Standard Members (Sept. 12-Oct. 31) $70.00
Guests (Sept. 12-Oct. 31) $100.00
Money and You

Money and You

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

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

Free and open to all. Please register below.

 
Tuesday, September 13 
Annuities Jorgen Vik, CFP, and Partner with SKV Group, LLC, will discuss various types of annuities and situations in which they may be of value to an investor.
 
Tuesday, October 11 
Midterm Elections & Investing Jorgen Vik, CFP, and Partner with SKV Group, LLC, will lead a discussion on how the upcoming election may impact the economy and our personal finances.
 
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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Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Course

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Course

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 12:00pm-3:00pm

September 13th, 12:00-3:00pm

In this partial online course and 3 hour in-person 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, CPR, and how to properly use an AED. This course will be taught by Red Cross Certified Instructor, Olivia Watts. Passing students will be awarded a certification in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED by the American Red Cross and CPR face mask. $35 for Members, $50 for Guests. 

You will need to complete the online portion of the course prior to the in-person portion of the course. Once you have completed the online portion, the Red Cross will email you a certificate of completion. You will then need to either print off your online certification or email it to Olivia before the in-person portion of the course. If you need a computer to complete the online portion of the course, please let Olivia know and she will schedule a time for you to use one of The Center computers. The online portion contains videos, information, quizes, and tests. The in-person portion contains lecture, skill-practice, questions, and a final test. Please bring pen and paper to take notes. All other equippment will be provided. 

 

For the online porition of the class:

Please follow the directions below to register for the American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course.

You must complete the online course content by September 12th 2022 to attend and participate in the in-person classroom course session(s) scheduled to meet on the following date(s), time(s) and location:

                  Dates and Times: Sept. 13th 12-3pm

             

                  Location: The Center, Learning Center A

To register for and access the online portion of the course:

1.    Click the registration link   https://www.redcrosslearning.com/course/432d2340-4985-11ec-92ad-414a63f5d619

2.    Enter your information in the student details:

·      Enter student first and last name (required)

·      Enter student email address (required)

·      Enter phone number 

3.    Check your email account for an email from The American Red Cross. Click the link provided in the email and enter your Username (provided in the email) and password. If you already have an account in the Red Cross Learning Center, we recommend you use your existing Red Cross Learning Center password. (If you do not see the email, check your junk/spam folders.) 

 

4.    Once in the Red Cross Learning Center, the class(es) you are taking will show on the Home page. Click the American Redcross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course and click the launch button to get started. Digital course materials are available and in the Materials tab. You may also shop for and purchase materials and supplies by clicking the link on your Home page.

 

If you need technical assistance with the Red Cross Learning Center, click on the Questions tab. There you can click to chat with an agent or submit a case with the Training Support Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: olivia@thecentercville.org

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Members $35.00
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Civil War Round Table

Civil War Round Table

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Civil War Round Tables are a valuable source in preserving our nation's history. They are independent organizations that share a common interest in studying the American Civil War. There are hundreds of these throughout the U.S. and some abroad. The Civil War Round Table of Charottesville meets the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm at The Center. It is open to Roundtable and Center members. Center members, please RSVP below:

August 9 Meeting
Join William S. Connery as he presents Rebel Raiders on the High Seas
        In the 1850s, Stephen R. Mallory was Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Naval Affairs. When his state of Florida left the Union in early 1861, he joined the Confederacy and was appointed Secretary of the Navy. Because no one else cared that much about naval policy, Mallory was able to shape naval doctrine. After viewing the disparity between the shipbuilding and other manufacturing facilities of the Confederacy and those of the Union, he set forth a fourfold naval plan:
·        Send out commerce raiders to destroy the enemy’s mercantile marine.
·        Build ironclad vessels in Southern shipyards for defensive purposes.
·        Obtain by purchase or construction abroad armored ships capable of fighting on the seas.
·        Employ new weapons and techniques of warfare.
The talk focuses on Mallory’s three most successful commerce raiders: the CSS Florida, Alabama and Shenandoah.
 
In 2012, Mr. Connery was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, from the Fairfax Chapter of the UDC, for his History Press book Civil War Northern Virginia 1861. His other book, Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia, deals with the Gray Ghost of the Confederacy, and his amazing life before, during, and after the War! He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and a frequently requested speaker in the Washington DC metro region.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Location: The Center

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Roman Architecture of the 20th Century with Olga (Online)

Roman Architecture of the 20th Century with Olga (Online)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Join our Roman envoy, Olga, on a stroll through the Eternal City exploring 20th Century Architecture between WWI and WWII. Observe the Rationalist Architecture of the 1920s which was soon replaced by Monumentalism during Mussolini’s regime, and the public housing projects that transformed some agricultural areas in the ever-growing metropolis. Free and open to all. 

Register in advance by clicking on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOugrD0sGtPDF0Wnvb6YYjHjUAC-5tAW

About the Speaker:

Olga Cuckovic is a licensed Tour Guide of Rome and the Vatican City and has managed tours in Italy, Central Europe, Croatia and Bosnia for over 30 years, working for one of the best US tour operators for luxury travel, Tauck, as coordinator and a guide. She specialises in private tours for families and individual custom-made itineraries.

A lover of art, she obtained her Master’s degree in Arts Management at the American University of Rome. She is fluent in several languages and has a TEFL certificate in English.

website: www.olgarome.com Facebook: Olga Cuckovic Instagram: @olgaromeofficial

Open to all.

Location: Online

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday, September 15, 6:00-7:30 pm
Repeated Wednesday, October 19, 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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A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday September 15, 6:00-8:00pm

Certified and Trusted Cannabis and CBD advisor Peg Bascom will give a 2-hour lecture to provide knowledge, tools, and confidence you need to make informed decisions about cannabis purchases and consumption. Topics will include the difference between hemp, marijuana, and cannabis, how to get your Virginia State medical cannabis card, and more. Free and open to all. 

Topics covered include:

- Difference between cannabis, hemp, & marijuana

- Short lesson on history of cannabis

- Introduction to science of cannabis including the endocannabinoid system

- Potential health benefits including recent scientific research

- Cannabis terms and safe ways to consume

- How to get your Virginia State medical cannabis card

- Recommendations for sources of carefully researched and trusted information

 

Brief bio of Instructor: 

Previous Owner/operator of Cannabis Wellness Tours in California.

Started company after husband diagnosed with Parkinson’s and dementia.

Target demographic is the senior community.

Member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians as an Advocate and certified in multiple courses in their clinical training curriculum.

Certified by Dr. Dustin Sulak of Healer.com as a trusted Cannabis and CBD advisor.

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Location: The Center

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Sept. 16)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Sept. 16)

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

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

WILL NOT MEET IN AUGUST

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

My Life and Wishes

My Life and Wishes

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays, September 16–October 7, 2:00–4:00 pm (4-part series)

What if...you are in the hospital for a short-term event or nearing the end of your life, and you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions?  Who do you wish to make those decisions? How do you choose that person? How can you talk to your health care provider about your wishes, and how do you wish to be treated? This series will provide you information and resources to assist you in making these very important decisions.

Join Cindy Sinchak MSN, RN, CHPN and Nancy Zamil MPH, RN, who have a combined 35 years of hospice nursing experience working with and assisting patients and their families with advanced directives. Honor your life and love for your family by putting your healthcare wishes in writing.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Effective Strategies for Caregivers

Effective Strategies for Caregivers

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 9:00am-11:00am

Mondays, September 19–October 24, 9:00–11:00 am (6 weeks)

The Effective Strategies Program for Caregivers (ESP-C) is an evidence-informed group intervention for dementia caregivers that is being developed at UVA Health by Shannon Reilly, PhD, Carol Manning, PhD, and Ishan Williams, PhD. This project is being funded by the Virginia Alzheimer's Disease Center and the UVA Brain Institute through the VADC Transformative Aging and Neurodegeneration Pilot Grant.   

The purpose of this program is to support primary caregivers of individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia. Program goals include providing caregivers with education about memory loss and dementia, emotional support, and evidence-based tools to address dementia-related challenges and to identify resources. The program involves personalized collaboration to develop strategies to navigate the joys and challenges of caregiving while promoting wellbeing for both the caregivers and their family member or friend with dementia. The program will provide care for the care recipient during the caregiver program.

Shannon E. Reilly, PhD, has a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She is currently a second-year postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology at UVA Health in the Department of Neurology and was a Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center (VADC) postdoctoral scholar this past year. She works at UVA Health’s Memory and Aging Care Clinic (MACC), primarily conducting neuropsychological evaluations and clinical interventions with individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia of various etiologies, as well as their families. Dr. Reilly’s research focuses on dementia caregiver science and risk and protective factors for neurodegenerative conditions. In September 2022, she will become an assistant professor in UVA Health’s Department of Neurology and will continue her clinical and research work with individuals with dementia, their caregivers, and their families. 

Free; please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

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Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 3:00pm-5:00pm

Monday September 19, 3:00-5:00pm

Create an easy beginners fall painting. Using simple acrylic techniques, Jamie Schwartz will show students how to create a beautiful painting on a wood sign. A glass of wine will be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. These classes are open to all and no experience is required. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place outside on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, pick up your glass of wine from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio on Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 29

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Guests (Sept 19) $30.00
Standard Members (Sept 19) $15.00
Prime Members (Sept 19) $5.00
Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday, September 22, 6:00–7:30 pm
Repeated Thursday, September 29, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Should I have an extended care plan? What resources do I have? Should I plan to stay in my home, or will I need to move to a new home or city as I age? Will my friends, neighbors or children be available to assist me for an extended period of time? What resources, outside of my current network, are available to me in the Charlottesville community? What is the role of a Geriatric Care Manager? Learn how you can craft an Extended Care Plan that takes into consideration your wishes. Taking the time to set up a plan for long-term care will give you, your family members, and your caregivers peace of mind. Walk away feeling empowered and enlightened!  Presented by Kim Volker, COO, Care is There, Geriatric Care Management and Tracy Meade, CLTC Certified Long-Term Care Consultant and Financial Planner

Please RSVP below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Friday, September 23, 2022 | 7:30am-9:00am

Join Center member and avid birder Jon Rockett for a bird walk at Foxhaven Farm (directions on website) on September 23rd and/or October 28th (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.

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Location: Foxhaven Farm

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Movie and Discussion - LGBT Documentaries

Movie and Discussion - LGBT Documentaries

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Two documentaries highlight some issues LGBTQ people face. In "Senior Prom" (15 minutes), for residents on an LGBTQ retirement home “Senior Prom” takes on a whole new meaning. And in Alabama Bound (55 minutes) three families fight for equality while gay marriage cases crowd the courts. All are welcome to view and discuss. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 39

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Reconstructed - Documentary

Reconstructed - Documentary

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Reconstructed: The Rebuilding of African American Communities Through Faith and Education.

Filmmaker, musician, educator, and Fluvanna native Horace Scruggs presents and discusses his documentary about the Black churches that emerged after Reconstruction and their instrumental role in supporting and establishing education for the Fluvanna Black community. The film chronicles the history of education in the region and features stories and experiences of local Rosenwald school graduates. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Writer's Critique Workshop

Writer's Critique Workshop

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Writers Critique Workshop

Fridays, September 30 and October 14, 2:00–3:30 pm (2-part series)

If you are a seasoned writer or just in the initial stages of shaping your first short story, novel, memoir, or collection of poetry, join Alden Bigelow of the Blue Ridge Writers group. You will submit a work and receive helpful tips during the process. Free and open to all. Please register.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Monday October 6, 3:00-4:00pm

Nicolien Wilder, a Certified Foot Nurse, discusses how age influence foot and nail health, what to do and what not to do, and what routine footcare involves and what services are available. Free and Open to all. 

 

Brief Bio on Instructor: Nicolien is a Dutch Nurse, who came to the United States in 1986. I have mostly worked in acute rehab hospitals. She managed a wound care program at Encompass in Charlottesville for 16 years until 2021. During her work there, she started seeing more and more senior feet that needed attention. Not just for their comfort, but also to prevent more serious consequences to their health. She wanted to be able to intervene and provide that service, so she became certified in Foot/Nail Care.

Nicolien Wilder BSN, RN, CWCN, CFCN Certified Wound – and Foot Care Nurse Certified through the WOCNB

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Location: The Center

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Medicare 101

Medicare 101

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Will not meet Sepember 14

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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Reef Life

Reef Life

Monday, October 17, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

From sharks to seahorses, eels to angelfish, much of reef life knowledge is the result of a productive partnership between recreational divers and scientists. Scuba enthusiast Carolyn Merrick shares photos and fun facts about underwater animals she has encountered, then tests your newfound learning in a rousing game of FISH-O bingo. Free to all, register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 43

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Demystifying Solar Energy (October)

Demystifying Solar Energy (October)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Join us for a practical, hands-on solar energy demonstration and knowledge session. Tim Heltzel from SunDay Solar will show the components of a Photovoltaic (PV) system, describe solar theory and how solar energy works, outline the components of a solar array and more. Free and open to all. Please register in advance here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 39

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