Lifelong Learning

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 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 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but 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. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST. MEMBERS ONLY. FEE is $15/MONTH.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

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Writing for Healing and Growth

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Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Taking Care Of Mom:  Dealing with Multiple Family Members - Who is in Charge?
When several people are involved in caring for an aging person, intentions may all be good, but everyone might not be on the same page.  Disagreements can lead to serious conflict and the loser is always the one most in need of care.  In this session, we'll explore who can make decisions on behalf of another and how that legal authority may occur.  Join in this important discussion on how to avoid family conflicts and ensure you get the care you need.  Free and open to the community.
 

WILL NOT MEET IN JULY

 

Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 – 11:30 am

I Have a Diagnosis- Now What? Have you or a loved one just been diagnosed with a progressive, chronic or potentially terminal illness? Alzheimer’s? Parkinson’s? Cancer? This can be overwhelming, and the ability to make decisions can be a challenge. Who will make decisions for you when you no longer can? Consider these things now in a relaxed atmosphere where you can get answers you need without an expensive visit to a law firm. (Note: Individual legal advice cannot be provided in this setting). Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Are you ready for Medicare? Do you need help navigating the system? Do you have lots of questions? Do you know when and where to sign up? Phyllis Payne, licensed insurance agent, will answer your questions. Phyllis Payne will assist with health insurance claims and long term planning care and to answer questions about medical insurance. Call Phyllis at 434.960.5833 to schedule an appointment.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

How to Navigate Long Distance Care

How to Navigate Long Distance Care

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older adult making them more likely to have physical and emotional health problems themselves. Attend this workshop and learn how to locate neighborhood resources, stay in contact, plan visits, and manage your own stress as a long-distance caregiver.

Senior care specialist Carolyn Powell Chavez, who has over 20 years of experience working with the elderly, those suffering from dementia, and their families, will present. Chavez earned her degree in Psychology and Management Sciences from Framington State College in Massachusetts.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Class meeting dates:

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

July 9, 16, and 30 (offsite)

August 13, 20 and 27

This class is for the beginner with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. The recommended book for class is Conversational Spanish in 7 Days by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boos.  This book can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon for under $10. Free and open to the community!

Helen Ida Moyer is the instructor.  She is a graduate of UVa with a doctorate in Spanish and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. The classes are free (except for materials) and open to the community. Space is limited; registration requested online or through the Center Welcome Desk.

(class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA)

Location: The Center

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 2:10-3:10pm

Class meeting dates:

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

July 9, 16 and 23 (offsite)

August 13, 20 and 27

This class is for those who have completed the " Taste of Spanish" class or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.  Prospective students should know the present, present perfect, future and simple past tenses as well as how object pronouns are used.  The text to be used in the class is from the McGraw Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series Spanish Conversation by Jean Yates ($16, available from Barnes & Noble  or on line from them or Amazon).  Class meets all year round; specific future dates TBA.

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER HERE OR AT THE CENTER WELCOME DESK.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advanced Beginner’s Spanish

Register $0.00
Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

Beginning dances are taught by experienced teachers. Community dances from Eastern Europe are primarily the focus. Please join us for these communal village dances and enjoy the friendship of a small group. For information, please call Susan Roberts at (434)409-0264 or go to the web site: seniorcenter.org/calendar/events/54/ or charlottesvilleinternationalfolkdance.com/.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Fee: free

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

First-time Homebuyer Class

First-time Homebuyer Class

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm

Are you thinking about buying a home, but not sure where to start? VHDA's free First-time Homebuyer Class can help. In this 2-session class, you'll learn the entire homebuying process from start to finish, and how to stay on track as a responsible homeowner. The class is offered through the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Piedmont Housing Alliance. Space is limited; Click here to register or contact Virginia Leary at Piedmont Housing Alliance at (434) 422-4838. 
 
These dates will also be offered from 6:00-9:00 pm:
 
April 18 and 25
May 16 and 23
June 20 and 27
July 18 and 25
August 15 and 22
September 19 and 26
October 17 and 24 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 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.

Fee: free

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 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

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 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: Ella Rea Murphy 434.9973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

Fee: free

Enjoying Short Stories

Enjoying Short Stories

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

ENJOYING SHORT STORIES

Fridays, beginning March 1, 2:15 to 4:15 PM

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.  The agenda for the first meeting will be a discussion of Isaac Asimov’s “The Fun They Had” (copies available at the meeting) as well as conversation to determine the next selections to tackle.  Free to members but first time guests welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Deep Breathing and Relaxation - Most of us take breathing for granted; after all, we've been doing it all our lives!  But did you know that if you practice deep breathing, you can further benefit with a reduction in stress, blood pressure, and cardiovascular function; a strengthening of the core muscles of your body; and a relief of general body aches and pains?  Join Erin Chapman to learn how to breathe efficiently.

 

Tuesday, July 30, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

All About Knees - Physical Therapist Erin Chapman will discuss the origins of common knee pains, demonstrate general strength and knee stabilization exercises, and provide tips to prevent further injury.  Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Posture and Alignment - When your body is misaligned, you can experience all manner of pain and discomfort as well as limited mobility.  Join Physical Therapist Erin Chapman as she reviews methods to attain and maintain proper posture to keep you functionally mobile.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 3:20-4:20pm

Tuesdays, 3:20 pm

Class meeting dates:

 May 7 and 28

June 11 and 25

July 9 and 16

August 6 (offsite), 13 abd 27

(class meets all year round)

This class is for intermediate and advanced students to give Spanish speakers in our community the opportunity to become acquainted, whereby any native speakers would be helping non-native speakers develop their skills in the language and culture. The recommended workbook is from the McGraw Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series Spanish Reading and Comprehension by Myrna Bell Rochester with Deana Smalley ($15 - $16 and can be purchased on line from Barnes & Noble or Amazon ). Free and open to the community.

Helen Ida Moyer facilitates the class. She holds a PhD in Spanish from UVa and has traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. 


 

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register $0.00
Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday..

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 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.

Upcoming Selections:

June 5. Educated by Tara Westover

July 3: Becoming by Michelle Obama 

August 7: TBA

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois, Book Group Leader mrabois@icloud.com

Fee: free

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, July 5, 2019 | 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.

Fee: free

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

Monday, June 10, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Come learn about Smart Homes and Smart Security, and why they are so beneficial in this day and age.  Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones from FlossTech will introduce how to use the equipment (in a secure way that discourages hackers), the pros and cons of their use, and some features to look for with various brands available.  Learn why a lot of the negative buzz around these products is incorrect.  Free and open to the community.

Monday, July 8, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

The Apple Watch: A Computer You Wear

First introduced in 2015 in response to the growing interest in fitness and activity tracking, the Apple Watch also included heart rate monitoring at the touch of a button as well as many useful iPhone features (timers, daily reminders, calendar events, etc.) on the watch face itself.  The newest Version 4 has added significant health monitoring data such as ECG (electrocardiogram) tracking and Fall Detection, making this device potentially life-saving. Join hosts George Nowacek and Clay Sisk as they introduce the features of the watch and how you might benefit from them. You can even make and receive phone calls with it; eat your heart out, Dick Tracy! Free and open to the community.

Monday, August 12, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Mobile and Computer Security

Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones of FlossTech return to discuss mobile phone and computer security issues, including how to protect your technology from viruses and how to eliminate (or at least reduce) spam.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

 

Tuesday, June 11, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Fund Investing - How do you select investment funds suitable for you?  Should you use mutual funds or exchange traded funds, or both?  We'll take the mystery out of fund investing.  Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am-11:30am

How much stocks, bonds, cash, and other? - Learn how to determine your asset allocation. Are stocks appropriate for you, and, if so, how much? Likewise for bonds, cash, real estate, etc. Free and open to the community.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 10:00 -11:30 am

International Investing - We’ll talk about including international investments in a portfolio. How much? What are the risks? Or maybe just own US companies with global businesses? Free and open to the community.

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

One Small Step

One Small Step

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Where were you on July 20, 1969?  If you had asked Neil Armstrong that question, you’d have gotten an answer that’s out of this world!  Larry Saunders of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society will be at The Center to talk about the historic Moon Landing as well as the various upcoming multinational Moon landings planned for the next decade.  You’ll also learn what’s in store for summer sky watchers including the annual Perseids meteor shower in August.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm

When the Fascists Came to Town: Charlottesville and the Rise of the Alt-Right by Nicole Hemmer, University of Virginia Miller Center.  

The images of torchlit marches and white-power terrorism that flowed out of Charlottesville in August 2017 shocked the nation. But for many Charlottesvillians, it was not unexpected: the city had been under siege for months during what anti-racists activists called "The Summer of Hate." Why did this group of neo-Nazis and alt-right activists target Charlottesville? How did they build a base here? And where do they fit in the city's history of black life, white supremacy, and progressive politics?

Nicole Hemmer, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, covered the events of August 11 and 12 for Vox, where she is a columnist. She is the creator, producer, and host of the pod cast series "A12: The Story of Charlottesville," named by The Guardian as "one of the best podcasts of 2018."

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

The original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Vaping: What Is It and Who's Doing It?

Vaping: What Is It and Who's Doing It?

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

What started as a way for smokers to kick the habit gradually has now become a major source of concern for many, especially the parents and grandparents of teens who participate.  Come learn about “vaping” (the process of inhaling water vapor through the lungs) and its effects on the bodies and minds of those who do it.  Professionals from the Virginia Department of Health will present. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 1:15-3:00pm

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. 

Location: The Center

Fee: free

The Multiple Faces of Dementia

The Multiple Faces of Dementia

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. While Alzheimer's is the most common type, there are many different kinds. Attend this workshop and learn the differences among various types of dementia: Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer's. You will also learn what to expect when a loved one is diagnosed with one of these conditions and how best to care for them. The speaker will be Carolyn Powell Chavez of Visiting Angels; she has over 20 years of experience working with the elderly, those suffering from dementia, and their families.  Chavez earned her degree in Psychology and Management Sciences from Framington State College in Massachusetts.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

What You Should Know about Life Insurance Settlements

What You Should Know about Life Insurance Settlements

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

Older Americans often hear about opportunities to sell their life insurance for cash. In the past, if you owned a life insurance policy that you no longer needed, wanted, or could afford, you generally had two choices: surrender your Whole/Universal life insurance plan for its cash value or allow your term policy to lapse. Life settlements present a third option: selling your policy (or the right to receive the death benefit) to an entity other than the insurance company that issued the policy.  During this class we will explore this third option. We will learn the seven most common reasons people sell their policies, the five types of policies that get sold, and illustrate four real-life examples. Join Mark Livingston, independent and licensed life and health insurance agent. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - July

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - July

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 12:30-4:30pm

Meets Monday, July 22 & Tuesday, July 23 from 12:30 - 4:30PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person if non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member.  Fees are payable by cash or check to AARP (not the Center).  Participants must sign up at the Welcome Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins and plan to pay for the course on the first class meeting day.

This course will be repeated on Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM

Let Scott Karr, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, introduce you to the entertaining world of backyard birding.  Learn how to identify and attract native and migratory birds to your yard with appropriate food and shelter. Also learn tips for how to deal with bird-feeding challenges like squirrels! Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Eight Myths of Hospice Care

Eight Myths of Hospice Care

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Have you always thought Hospice is a place you go when all other options have been exhausted? That services are expensive and only offered to patients during the last few days of life?  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Hospice is about improving the quality of life and providing support, comfort, and dignity to patients as well as their families. Join Dr. Ronald Sykes with Hospice of the Piedmont for this very informative session. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Introduction to Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Fridays, August 2 - September 20 (8 classes)

In this 8-week series taught by Susan Patrick, students will learn to draw real objects from direct observation. Students will investigate form, line, shape, space, and texture and will use them as elements in their drawings.  Also, students will learn to employ both aerial and linear perspective to add realism to their work and will learn the basics behind portrait drawing. Students will need paper and pencil for this course.

People of all ability levels are welcome to participate. Members - $75; Guests - $85. Space is limited. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Introduction to Drawing

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00
AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - August

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - August

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 9:00-1:00pm

Meets Tuesday, August 13 & Wednesday, August 14 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person if non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member.  Fees are payable by cash or check to AARP (not the Center).  Participants must sign up at the Welcome Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins and plan to pay for the course on the first class meeting day.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Smart Phone? Smart Photos!

Smart Phone? Smart Photos!

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

Charlottesville Camera Club member Liz Marshall presents a session on images taken exclusively with her iPhone.  See how these photos pop on paper, canvas, and acrylic.  These images can also be digitally made into books.  This is a session to see how well smart phone results compare or compete with those from traditional cameras.  Come to be inspired; your phone can be your camera too! This is NOT a one-on-one session on “how to use your cell phone.”  Free and open to the public.

 

Liz has been a member of the Charlottesville Camera Club since 2013.  She won the Shyan Award that year as Best Category “B” Photographer of the Year.  In 2015 Liz made the shift to using her iPhone as her only camera and has continued to win awards.  Her “Wedding Shoes Blues” won the 2019 Best Overall Image in the Assigned “A” Category.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Planning for Your Retirement

Planning for Your Retirement

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

This four-week program meets on consecutive Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

This course will be repeated on Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Cost is $20 for the four-week series.  Scholarships are available.

Primarily aimed at those approaching retirement or even just thinking about it, this training is designed to teach the benefits and risks of investing.  Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner professional and Partner with SKV Group, will introduce specialized vocabulary associated with different types of investing and will explore the impacts of the economy and financial markets on investing. Participants will be introduced to the process of creating a retirement budget that plans for inflation and predicts future income and expenses. They will discover their own risk tolerance, how relationships affect money, and ways to align investments with personal financial goals as well as gain an ability to estimate retirement income and calculate net worth.  Learn how to create a portfolio that will work for you to allow you to have the retirement when and how you’ve imagined it.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

*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

Planning for Your Retirement

Tuesdays, Sept 10 - Oct 1 $20.00
Thursdays, Oct 3 - Oct 24 $20.00
Religion, Science and Spirituality

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Friday, September 13, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Friday, June 14, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Silk Road - Past & Future - Historically, the old Silk Road, which joins Europe and China through some of the most hostile terrain in the world, was a place where heretics from all religions sought refuge and modified their religions to the others they met there.  Now China is hoping to build a modern Silk Road, with the support of Russia, along the same route.  Will they suceed?  If so, what will be the effects on world religions and on the world balance of power?  Free and open to the community.

 

Friday July 12, 10:00-11:30 am

The New Cold War - The Cold War was won because of three people: Margaret Thatcher, a Methodist Lay Preacher before entering politics; Ronald Reagan, a practicing Presbyterian; and Pope John Paul II, who risked his life preaching in Poland against the USSR.  In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan called the USSR the “Evil Empire,” and all of America understood it was because they were godless without Biblical values. Today we face a new Cyber Cold War against Russia and China.  If our leaders suggested either nation is evil because they are godless, there would be an uproar for political correctness.  Science is even trying to prove evil is genetic and can be cured with a pill!  Join in the discussion. Free and open to the community. 

 

WILL NOT MEET IN AUGUST.

Open to all.

Location: The Center