Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30am-9:30am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45am-9:45am - beginners should start on a Monday.

Background The Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at The Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Bryan McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Bryan is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Bryan leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

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Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE

Standard Members (June) $36.00
Prime/Charter Members (June) $0.00
Basic Hatha Yoga

Basic Hatha Yoga

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30-9:30 am (class meets twice a week)

In this class you will challenge your balance, strength, flexibility and concentration through simple seated, standing, and reclined yoga poses. You will also practice breathing exercises, a bit of Qi gung and self-massage. Join instructor, Christine Bostic. Prime members free; Standard members $35 per month. Guests $45 per month. Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Basic Hatha Yoga

Prime Members (June) $0.00
Standard members (June) $35.00
Guests (June) $45.00
Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. 

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

REGISTER BELOW .

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tai Chi

Standard Members (June) $36.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

The Center's equipped fitness room is open to members. The fee is included with a prime membership. The fee is $15 per month for those with a standard membership and payment can be made below. You do not need to register for a specific time to use the equipped fitness room; you are welcome to exercise anytime between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Standard Members (May) $15.00
Standard Members (June) $15.00
 Croquet

Croquet

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 9:00am-12:00pm

Mondays and Fridays, beginning May 2, 9:00am-12:00pm

Come play croquet at The Center! Host and Center member Hardy Hubbard will guide you through the game and maybe offer some friendly competition. All ability levels welcome, from novice to expert striker. Enjoy the physical and mental benefits of this simple yet strategic game. Bring a friend, meet new people – come and join in the fun. Free and open to all. We’ll see you on The Center Green!  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:15 AM

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS IS $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS) 

Join this Primetime Fitness class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Wednesday and Friday classes will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

 YOU WILL RECEVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Primetime Fitness

Standard Members (June) $38.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS IS $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS) 

Join this Primetime Fitness class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Wednesday and Friday classes will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

 YOU WILL RECEVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (June) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (June) $0.00
Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 9:30am-11:30am

Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group. No matter what your medium or skill level, you will enjoy the creative, pressure-free environment of a colorful group of novice and experienced artists. You can work from your own photos, pictures or illustrations or bring your own still life. There is no formal instruction, but plenty of help and advice from others if you need it. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Tone and Groove

Tone and Groove

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 9:45am-10:45am

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45-10:45 am

Class is also held on Mondays at 10:30 am

Tone & Groove

In this class you will hear great music that will motivate you to exercise your cardiovascular system, shake off tension & regulate your nervous system. We start & end class by gently strengthening our stabilizing muscles and core. The instructor creates space for all to be uplifted and relaxed as we are accompanied by a lovely music list.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tone and Groove

Standard Members (June- M, W, and F) $40.00
Prime Members (June - M, W and F) $0.00
Rummikub

Rummikub

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combining elements of the card game Rummy and Mah-Jongg. Skip-Bo is a commercial version of the card game Spite and Malice. Learn some new games or play ones you haven't played in a while. Join Center member Alan Young for a little fun and games. Free for members; no registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Water Workout at ACAC

Water Workout at ACAC

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 10:25am-11:20am

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:25AM - 11:20AM

 

Don't let the cold weather keep you from enjoying the benefits of a water workout.  The Center at Belvedere has partnered with ACAC to make this possible for you.  Join instructor Beth Nissen at the ACAC's Albemarle Square location.

The cost is $47/month for Prime and Standard members payable at ACAC. Contact Beth for details and to register elizabethn@acac.com 

When you arrive for class, be sure to let the ACAC staff know you are a Center member attending the water class.

Members only.

Location: ACAC Albemarle Square

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm 

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization. Join Alex for a combination of both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. Free for Center members

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Standard and Prime Members (June) $0.00
Balance with Beth

Balance with Beth

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults. In this class, you will practice exercises, both standing and seated, that will help improve your balance. You will gain confidence in your ability to move well and not fall!

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Balance with Beth

Standard Members (June) $25.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:45pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-1:45pm

If you are fairly new to the world of line dance or have never tried it out, this class is for you. The beginner's class is for Center members. No registration necessary.

EMAIL instructor CELIA PFAUTZ for inquiries.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Celia Pfautz ckpfautz@gmail.com

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

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

Fridays, 12:15pm-2:00pm

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

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

Michael Beck and Dan Zisk are the programs leaders

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

 

   

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact:

American Mah Jongg (Fridays)

American Mah Jongg (Fridays)

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays, 1:00-4:00 pm

American Mah-Jongg which is a variant of the Chinese game. If you know how to play or have knowledge of this challenging game, join us! No registration necessary.  If you are new to the game or would like more information, contact program leader, Mimi Rabois.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Landscape Oil Painting

Landscape Oil Painting

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays, May 5-June 24th 1-4pm (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: $50, payable to instructor at time of class. 

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: 2

Pay for this event

Landscape Oil Painting

Guests (Starts May 6, 1pm) $125.00
Standard Members (Starts May 6, 1pm) $100.00
Prime (Starts May 6, 1pm) $0.00
Euchre

Euchre

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Want to improve your memory? Develop your tactical skills? Try Euchre! Euchre is a trick-taking card game played in partners that was brought to the midwestern United States from Germany. If you are an expert, a relative novice, or a complete beginner, we’d love to have you join us to play this fun and exciting card game. 

Open to members but first time guests are welcome.  

No registration is necessary.

For more information, contact program leader Alfred Minklei at aminklei@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: The Center

Still Sharp Singers Concert

Still Sharp Singers Concert

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:30pm-2:15pm

Join the Still Sharp Singers as they entertain you with some familiar tunes. This group is under the drection of Mike Dantoni. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:45pm-4:15pm

Fridays, 1:45pm-4:15 pm

This class is for those with some line dancing experience. Open to all.  No registration necessary.

Contact Celia Pfautz  for more information.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: ckpfautz@gmail.com

Acoustic Jam Session

Acoustic Jam Session

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:30pm

Do you love making music and meeting people? This program is for you. All levels are welcome. For more information or if you would like to attend, please email program leader Sudi Durland. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

Bingo is back at The Center! Join Bruce Garretson, Center member and Bingo caller for an hour of good fun. Small prizes for winners and a great time for everyone.  No registration necessary.  Cost is $2 per card payable at the game. Open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Women and men who love to sing are encouraged to come and share their talent. Professional singing ability is not necessary!

Even if you have never sung Barbershop harmony, you are welcome to join this group of fun-loving singers.

Director June Andrews, with over 30 years Barbershop singing experience, helps us blend our tenor, lead, baritone and bass voices together in "perfect harmony."

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Portugal 2022

May 20-28, 2022

Our trip to Portugal is sold out.  

We travel to Portugal where we will stay in a beautiful property that dates back to the 18th century! The property is located in the Minho, historical Provincia, region of northwesternmost Portugal which is 35 minutes from Porto.  *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air, all meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips.  We will share details of the day trips and amenities for this trip as we get closer to the date. Price per person based on double occupancy: $4095. Deposit of $1000 is due by August 1, 2021.  The final payment is due by December  6, 2021. A valid passport is required.  Travel Protection is additional and suggested. Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org

Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: Portugal

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Mondays, 9:00am-3:00pm  
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not not suited for beginner hikers.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the “leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at 5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.

If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other, but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact AnneColgate

Click here to view the April-June 2022 hike schedule.

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

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

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

This group of members enthusiastically gets together on Mondays to make medical dolls for children who will be undergoing surgery, bags for tracheotomy children to carry their equipment, and baby bibs.  If you can trace a pattern, cut out a pattern, hand sew or use a sewing maching, there is a place for you here!

And any donations of fabric, thread and anything that could be used for all the new projects are always needed and greatly appreciated.

No registration necessary.  For more information contact Barbara Rogers at blr3340@embarqmail.com  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

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

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you know the basics of bridge, have played a few times, or played many years ago, this group is for you. Every Monday bridge hands are played for the entire two hours, with Mary and Mike Wilson as our experienced and attentive advisors. No registration necessary.  For more information contact the program leader, Gene Philippi.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Gene Philippi, (434) 981-9610 or at genephilippi46@gmail.com

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Tone and Groove (Mondays)

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Mondays at 10:30 am

Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:45 am

In this class you will hear great music that will motivate you to exercise your cardiovascular system, shake off tension and regulate your nervous system. You will start and end class by gently strengthening our stabilizing muscles and core. Christine Bostic creates space for all to be uplifted and relaxed.

Prime Members - Free; Standard members - $40/month

Click here to register for the month.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair. This class is taught by member Julie Horne. Please email Sam Johnson for instuctions on how to join the class. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Online

Poker

Poker

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 11:00am-3:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00am-3:00pm  

In addition to the luck and skill associated with other card games, acting skills are important in poker—good bluffers can win even with a bad hand. The concentration required to calculate the odds of improving one’s hand while keeping a poker face and interpreting other players’ expressions and body language provides excellent mental stimulation. In our animated games, you risk losing pride, not money! Some knowledge of poker is required.

No registration is necessary but if interested in playing, contact program leaders Norris Woodzell or Dennis Arcoraci     

Members only.

Location: The Center

Silver Swans Ballet II

Silver Swans Ballet II

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

This class is for those who have ballet experience, or for anyone who has regularly taken the Silver Swans class and is ready for the next level. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*. Center members free; Guests $25/month

*Maria W. Chee holds a bachelor’s and master of arts in dance, a Ph.D. in anthropology, and a master of arts in anthropology. She studied ballet, modern, jazz; dance production; as well as dance history and research. She has taken classes at the Martha Graham School in New York, and has spent intensive sessions with Bella Lewinsky, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Ballet Jazz of Montreal. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a state licensed teacher in adult education and as a lecturer at college level.

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Silver Swans Ballet II

Members (June) $0.00
Guests per month (June) $25.00
Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am-12:45pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Standard Members (June) $30.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization

Balance and Stabilization

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am - 12:45pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

This class will be taught on-site and also ZOOMED. If you plan to join by ZOOM, email Alex at least one day prior to the start of the first class to obtain the link.

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Balance and Stabilization

Standard Members (June) $30.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Silver Swans Ballet I

Silver Swans Ballet I

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

If you've never taken ballet, or have limited experience or physical constraints, this class is for you. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*.

*Maria W. Chee holds a bachelor’s and master of arts in dance, a Ph.D. in anthropology, and a master of arts in anthropology. She studied ballet, modern, jazz; dance production; as well as dance history and research. She has taken classes at the Martha Graham School in New York, and has spent intensive sessions with Bella Lewinsky, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Ballet Jazz of Montreal. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a state licensed teacher in adult education and as a lecturer at college level.

Center members free; Guests $25/month. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Silver Swans Ballet I

Center Members (June) $0.00
Guests (June) $25.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 12:30pm-3:30pm

A wonderful activity to exercise the brain! Men and women of all skill levels who know the fundamentals of the game are welcome. Queen's gambit, anyone?

Members only.

Location: The Center

English Country Dance

English Country Dance

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

We dance, we sing, we laugh, and we have FUN! From the graceful, elegant Upon A Summer's Day to frivolous Gathering Peascods, join in English Country Dancing from the comforts of your home. You may come to simply share a social activity of watching others dance and visit with participants between dances. Free and open to the community.  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm 

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40's big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor! A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.

What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise. Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital.

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED EACH MONTH! YOU WILL RECEIVE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

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Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Standard members per month (June) $30.00
Prime members (June) $0.00
Listening in the Library

Listening in the Library

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Mondays 1-3pm, beginning May 9th

Do you have a vision impairment and would enjoy listening to the written word? Candida Franklin, an active volunteer in The Center’s library, welcomes the opportunity to read aloud to you a book, novel – whatever you wish to hear. An artist, retired paralegal and church liturgist, we welcome Candida and this new offering of Listening in the Library. Open to all members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

Mondays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Have you ever wanted to play one of the oldest games in the world? If you know how to play Rummy, you can easily learn Chinese Mah Jongg. No card. No hands to memorize. Come and check it out. Learn the traditions of an ancient culture and appreciate the subtle nuances of the game.  THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULL. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Strengthen Your Health and Life

Strengthen Your Health and Life

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 1:45pm-2:45pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:45-2:45 pm

This class features strengthening exercises that use dumbbells, bands, medicine balls, kettlebells, and body weight.  Strength-training is a well-known way to improve our health in terms of muscle strength, mobility, bone density, and coordination in addition to metrics such as blood sugar control and blood pressure. It also helps with injury prevention and building the stamina needed to enjoy various activities in our lives.  There will be a particular emphasis on proper exercise technique.  Class will end with a few targeted stretches.

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness & wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker.  Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health & wellness coach.  She is married with a teenage son and 3 pets.  

Prime members - free. Standard Members - $35/month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Strengthen Your Health and Life

Prime Members (June) $0.00
Standard Members (June) $35.00
Member Social

Member Social

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

Now onsite at The Center, Mondays, 2:30-3:30 pm followed by a dinner outing offsite

Join your fellow members for a socail gathering at The Center followed by dinner offsite. For more information, contact Margaret Dryer or Berta Hysell

Members only.

Location: The Center

Stretch Your Limits

Stretch Your Limits

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 2:45pm-3:45pm

Mondays, 2:45-3:45 pm

This class will go through stretches for each major muscle group.  Participants will be able to increase their flexibility and improve posture, balance, and body awareness.  Class will cover effective breathing techniques, how long to hold stretches, and how the stretches should feel. 

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness & wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker.  Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health & wellness coach.  She is married with a teenage son and 3 pets.  

Prime members - free. Standard Members - $25 per month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch Your Limits

Prime Members (June)
Standard Members (June) $25.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 8:30am-8:00pm

The Center's equipped fitness room is open to members. The fee is included with a prime membership. The fee is $15 per month for those with a standard membership and payment can be made below. You do not need to register for a specific time to use the equipped fitness room; you are welcome to exercise anytime between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Standard Members (May) $15.00
Standard Members (June) $15.00
Whist

Whist

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

Never heard of Whist? It’s an easy trick-taking game that is similar to bridge, but without the stress of bidding for a contract. Try it out and learn a new fun game! Free for members; no registration necessary. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Wise Women Connect

Wise Women Connect

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

Meets fourth Tuesday of every month

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

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

4th Tuesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am

Meet one-on-one withTracy Meade as she guides you through any questions you have about long term care insurance. If you have inquiries about an existing policy, you are welcome to bring the policy with you. Please note that space is very limited; there are only 2 appointments available each month; 10:00 and 10:30 am. Please call the Welcome Desk (434) 974-7756 to make an appointment. 

Tracy is an independent Financial Planner and Certified Long-Term Care Consultant.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again. A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

Register below. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Arthritis Exercise

Standard Members (June) $30.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Beginners Tap Class

Beginners Tap Class

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

Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise. If you’ve never tapped before, or it’s been a very long time, bring your tap shoes and join in. Classes are taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years. For Center Members. Standard Members - $40/month; Prime members free.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Beginners Tap Class

Prime members (June) $0.00
Standard Members (May) $40.00
Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again. A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

 

Members only.

Location: Online

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Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Standard members per month (June) $30.00
Prime members (June) $0.00
Second-Wind Band

Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 10:45am-12:45pm

Want to be a musician? We can make your dream come true with serious fun!

Organized in 1994, this is one of only two Virginia-based New Horizons Band Project (NHBP) bands—a project that promotes lifelong learning through music and boasts over 100 senior citizen bands. Greg Vaughn directs a group of players, most of whom had either never played an instrument or hadn’t played since their school days. The repertoire includes classical, show tunes, patriotic, and holiday music. Along with community performances, the band’s schedule includes two annual concerts at the Center.

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS, COME JOIN US!  All ability levels are welcome, with director's approval. Note: Updated information coming to the website soon. In the meantime, please call The Center at 434.974.7756 for information.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sand Art Painting

Sand Art Painting

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Create a beautiful mountain scene (or a scene of your choice) with colored sand. All paintings will be framed for hanging. Instructor Jamie Schwartz, Owner of Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, holds a degree in Studio Art and teaches several art mediums to all ages. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $25 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Sand Art Painting

Guests (May 24th 11am) $15.00
Standard Members (May 24th 11am) $10.00
Prime Members (May 24th 11am) $0.00
Massage Appointments with Chase Walters

Massage Appointments with Chase Walters

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 11:00am-4:00pm

Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 11:00 am–4:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Outgoing and healing-oriented, Chase is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. With his natural affinity for massage and deep desire to help others, he adapts each massage to his clients' needs. In 2018 Chase became director of the Massage Clinic for the Virginia School of Massage and also trained students until the school closed. While working locally at Cityspa and Heppner Family Chiropractic, he refined his techniques and now incorporates blading and cupping in his work. To schedule an appointment, call 434.953.6986 or email chasewalterslcmt@gmail.com.

Services Include:   
• Injury Rehabilitation
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Movement & Structural Alignment
• Blading
• Cupping
• Reflexology
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue
• Swedish Massage
 
Massage Rates for both full bodied and chair massages:
30 minutes for $50
45 minutes for $75
60 minutes for $100
75 minutes for $125
90 minutes for $150

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Tuesdays, 11:45pm-12:45pm

Gentle stretching movements that will help you to become stronger and more flexible. These stretches are appropriate for all fitness levels. Chairs and mats are available. Join Pete Cross, Center Fitness Volunteer and a personal trainer for 22 years. Members only. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.  Class size limited to 14.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch for Balance and Strength

Standard Members (June) $25.00
Prime Members (June)
Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 12:30pm-3:30pm

Tuesdays 12:30pm - 3:30pm in the upstairs Game Room.

Have fun and improve your Bridge game. A group of 8-12 will meet for play each Tuesday afternoon. New to Charlottesville, veteran bridge players Bill and Sue Leary have started bridge groups in several places. They love the challenge of the game and are looking forward to meeting new folks. For members only. To learn more and/or register, email Sue and include your phone number.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish

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

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

Tuesdays, 12:45-2:00 pm

In this weekly year-long course we use Conversational Spanish in 7 Days by Shirley Baldwin and Sarah Boas since it focuses on the most common, everyday situations you’ll encounter in Spanish-speaking countries.  Everything is explained in clear, concise English so if you have to miss a class, you can easily keep up with the class. If you are looking for a basic course in Spanish, and can commit to spending at least two to three hours a week (ideally 20-30 minutes a day!) studying Spanish, then this is the course for you! Registration required. Free for Center members.

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

 

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

 

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here.

Members only.

Location: Online

Cardio Strength

Cardio Strength

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 1:15pm-2:15pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:15–2:15 pm 
This class with instructor Morgan Steele uses a variety of equipment to increase endurance, strength, and core stability.

Morgan grew up in Scottsville and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics, which she has been teaching for over 14 years. In high school, she ventured to cheerleading, dance, soccer, and basketball, which led her passion for fitness. Morgan is now a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist who teaches group exercise classes and helps individuals with their fitness goals.

Prime members - free. Standard members - $35 per month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Cardio Strength

Prime Members (June) $0.00
Standard Members (June) $35.00
Karaoke in The Atrium

Karaoke in The Atrium

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month 

Unleash your hidden talents! We provide the music and words; you provide your voice. No experience necessary. Non-crooners also welcome to join in the fun.

 

No registration necessary. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Advanced Beginner Spanish

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

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

In this weekly year-long course we use McGraw Hill’s Spanish Conversation by Jean Yates in the series of “Practice Makes Perfect”.  The text serves as a guide for expanding your conversational fluency through the use of realistic everyday dialogues. Free and open to all. Registration required.

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

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here

Open to all.

Location: Online

Core Stability

Core Stability

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15-3:15pm

This class with Morgan Steele will help improve your core strength (shoulders to knees), posture, and overall stability.

Morgan grew up in Scottsville and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics which, she has been teaching for over 14 years. In high school she adventured off to cheerleading, dance, soccer, and basketball, which led to her passion for fitness. Morgan is now a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist who teaches group exercise classes and helps individuals with their fitness goals.

Prime members free. Standard members $35/month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Core Stability

Prime Members (June) $0.00
Standard Members (June) $35.00
Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

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

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

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

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

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party - ONLINE

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party - ONLINE

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

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

It’s always a dance party! Join us as we dance to great songs (and even do some chair dancing).  Light impact aerobic movement that focuses on cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this extraordinarily fun exercise class.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE BELOW. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Move to the Rhythm Dance Party - ONLINE

Standard Members (June) $25.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Tai Chi - Afternoon

Tai Chi - Afternoon

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, beginning March 8. (This replaces the 5:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday class)

Tuesdays class is online; Thursdays class is on-site at The Center

Join instructors from the Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center for 6-step T'ai Chi for Health. This class will focus on improving balance, coordination, and promoting stress reduction.
For Center members. Please register below.
ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL GET A "THANK YOU FROM THE CENTER" RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD FOR TUESDAY'S CLASS.

Standard members will be $35 per month; Prime members are free.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi - Afternoon

Standard Members (June) $35.00
Prime members (June) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

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

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

It’s always a dance party! Join us as we dance to great songs (and even do some chair dancing).  Light impact aerobic movement that focuses on cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this extraordinarily fun exercise class.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Standard Members (June) $25.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
Walking Each Other Home - The Threshold Choir

Walking Each Other Home - The Threshold Choir

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 4:00pm-4:30pm

The Threshold Choir, an international organization, sings for those at the threshold of life. The Charlottesville Threshold Choir will perform a choral remembrance for anyone who experienced loss during the covid pandemic or the past few trying years, and for anyone who wants to participate as a community. The choir, in groups of two or more, sing verses written by members across the globe. Gentle and comforting, these songs represent messages of peace, kindness, and love. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Walking Each Other Home - The Threshold Choir

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Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

New Time! Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

Boot Camp  
An intense group workout that combines both cardio and strength/resistance training to tone and tighten from head-to-toe. Although physically demanding, participants of all fitness levels work together to achieve the results they deserve using well-researched methods like calisthenics and plyometrics. Join The Center's fitness coordinator, Alex for this class!

Open to all. Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month: Guests $45/month. Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Boot Camp

Prime members free (June) $0.00
Standard members (June) $30.00
Guests (June) $45.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday evenings, 5:00pm-6:00pm

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Join in the fun!  For more information contact program leader, Celia Pfautz. No registration needed. For Center members, but first time guests are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

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

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

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

About the instructor:

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Guests (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $30.00
Standard Members (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $20.00
Prime Members (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $0.00
AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

New! Alcoholics Anonymous - Closed Big Book Women's Group

Tuesdays,  6:307:30 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step program supporting those who have a desire to stop drinking or suffer from alcoholism. When you come into an AA meeting you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Contact Linda G. if you have questions about the program. Free and open to all. No registration needed.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm  
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Join in the fun! Open to all!
For more information, email program leader, Celia Pfautz 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Families Anonymous

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 6:45pm-8:00pm

Tuesdays 6:45–8:00 pm  

Families Anonymous is a twelve-step program supporting those who are concerned about someone very near to them due to drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into an FA meeting you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Free and open to all. No rsvp needed. Contact Deborah if you have questions about the program.
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesdays, 9:00am-3:00pm
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can
range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not suited for beginner hikers.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the “leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow
social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at 5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other
hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.

If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other, but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact Anne Colgate  

Click here to view the April-June 2022 hike schedule.

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Massage Appointments Available with Chase Walters

Massage Appointments Available with Chase Walters

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 9:00am-2:00pm

Appointments are avilable on Tuesdays from 11:00 am–4:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Outgoing and healing-oriented, Chase is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. With his natural affinity for massage and deep desire to help others, he adapts each massage to his clients' needs. In 2018 Chase became director of the Massage Clinic for the Virginia School of Massage and also trained students until the school closed. While working locally at Cityspa and Heppner Family Chiropractic, he refined his techniques and now incorporates blading and cupping in his work. To schedule an appointment, call 434.953.6986 or email chasewalterslcmt@gmail.com.

Services Include:   
• Injury Rehabilitation
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Movement & Structural Alignment
• Blading
• Cupping
• Reflexology
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue
• Swedish Massage

Rates for bot full body and chair massages:
30 minutes for $50
45 minutes for $75
60 minutes for $100
75 minutes for $125
90 minutes for $150

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 9:30am-11:30am

Wednesdays, 9:30 am-11:30am

Established in 1992 with the goal of utilizing participants’ skills to give back to the community, this group makes quilts for local charities to use for fundraising; knits hundreds of hats and mittens for children enrolled in the MACAA Head Start Program; knits or crochets caps for newborns at UVa Hospital, and more. Much prep work is done on our own time at home (using mostly donated materials) and we come together for finishing work. New members of all skill levels are welcome.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Senior Bowling Club 2022

Wednesdays beginning April 6th

The 2022 Summer Senior Bowling Leagues is now forming, and the first games will begin after a league meeting at 10 a.m. on April 6 at Bowlero Bowl. All levels of bowling are welcome and we encourage interested parties to join on April 6.  There are 3 bowlers per team, so bring your friends and join us for mixed leagues (men and women) of all ages. Everyone enjoys the friendly competition and camaraderie. Opportunities to join during the league season do come up, but often you will have to come to bowling alley and serve as a substitute until a 3 person team can be formed.  For questions or more information, contact Joyce Wegner  or Bonnie Ruffin.

Open to all.

Location: BowleroBowl

Push Card Game - New!

Push Card Game - New!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 10:00am-12:30pm

Never heard of it? No problem! No experience necessary! Push is a card game of sets and runs and is similar to rummy. Join in the fun. Free; for Center members. No registration necessary. Just show up!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is an active class that instructs functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

 ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Standard and Prime Members (June) $0.00
Senior Fitness

Senior Fitness

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is a moderately intense class that focuses on functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Senior Fitness

Standard and Prime Members (June) $0.00
Beginner Line Dance Lessons

Beginner Line Dance Lessons

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Wednesdays, April 20-May 25, 12:00-1:00 pm (6 weeks)

Have you wanted to try line dancing but you need to learn the steps at a much slower pace?  This 6-week class will prepare you for the existing beginner line dance programs. You will start with the basic steps such as the grape vine and the shuffle. Free for members. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Beginner Line Dance Lessons

RSVP (starts April 20, 12 pm)
Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-4:00pm

This group traces its origins back to 1991, when the Senior Center opened on Pepsi Place. Our game consists of five decks of cards, similar to “Hand and Foot Canasta”. We are a friendly and sociable group and all look forward to this weekly good time. New members are always welcome—and we’re happy to teach anyone who wants to learn. We can play with 2, 3, 4, or 6 player. You do not need a partner. No registation necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jean Foss, Program Leader, mjfoss1@mac.com (434) 973-3709

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Established in 1948, TOPS is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. This local chapter of TOPS meets to provide peer support.Annual membership is $32.

For more information, please contact Ruth Walker at whales89@aol.com

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ruth Walker (434) 295-1435

Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm 
Jim Richardson on vocals and guitar.
 
Every Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm  
Join jazz trio, Jazz 1-2-3 at for a little swing, Latin and jazz standards featuring Andre on bass, Robert LaRue on saxophone and David Weiss on piano.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Crafts DIY

Crafts DIY

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm

Bring your own materials and come work on your favorite project while sharing ideas, learning new skills, and enjoying the company of fellow crafts enthusiasts.  After the new year, the group will select some projects to work on or learn together.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Rea Everitt rea.everitt@gmail.com

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Scrabble

Scrabble

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays,1:00pm-4:00pm

Challenge your mind each week while enjoying a relaxing afternoon of conversation and play.  All skill levels welcome. For more information, contact Jim Hassmer.

Members only.

Location: The Center

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00pm

American Mah-Jongg which is a variant of the Chinese game. If you know how to play or have knowledge of this challenging game, join us! No registration necessary.  If you are new to the game or would like more information, contact program leader, Mimi Rabois.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois at mrabois@icloud.com

A Deep Dive Into Sleep

A Deep Dive Into Sleep

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

A Deep Dive Into Sleep

RSVP (May 25, 1:00 pm)
Recorder Lessons

Recorder Lessons

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

Meets every Wednesday from1:30-3:00 pm.

Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, a longtime musician, teacher and lifetime member of the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it. No experience is necessary; new members to the group are accepted at any time.

Gary Porter, a longtime musician, teacher and lifetime member of the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it.
She uses the Suzuki Recorder School books, Alto part, Vol. 1 for class instruction.  She is particularly fond of the Yamaha ECODEAR instruments with Baroque fingering. These instruments are made of a plant resin, have a sweet tone and are in tune. Appropriate Supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors: Amazon.com, West Music.com, Music & Arts.com, Sweet Pipes.com, Shar Music.com, Walmart.com, The Musicians’ Friend.com.  You will need to supply your own recorder. If you have questions please contact Gary.

Register below:

Free for Prime members. Standard members $25/month; Guests $35/month

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Recorder Lessons

Prime Members (June) $0.00
Standard members (June) $25.00
Guests (June) $35.00
Advanced Line Dancing

Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:00pm

Every Wednesday, 1:30-4:00 pm.

This class is for those experiened line dancers who are familiar with basic and more difficult steps. Join instructor, Celia Pfautz. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Signs That It's Time

Signs That It's Time

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Signs That It’s Time

RSVP (May 25, 2 pm)
Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm

If you want to learn to knit--join us! If you want company while you knit--join us! If you want some ideas for your projects--join us! New participants always welcome and will learn at the first meeting what donated supplies are available and what they will need to purchase.  No registration necessary.

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

We've got the ping pong tables, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.  No registration necessary.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Foam Rolling Class

Foam Rolling Class

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm 

This class will cover the basics of using the foam roller and other self-myofascial release tools.  Participants will learn proper foam rolling technique to release tension from the major muscle groups. In the class, we will go over the main principles of foam rolling, including timing, how long to stay on a particular muscle group, adjusting intensity, finding snd addressing tender “hot” spots, breathing techniques, and enhancing foam rolling using stretching.

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness and wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker. Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health and wellness coach.   

Prime members - Free.  Standard Members - $25/month      Register below!

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Foam Rolling Class

Prime Members (June) $0.00
Standard Members (June) $25.00
Game Night

Game Night

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

Every Wednesday evening from 5-7:30pm

Let’s play! From Pinocle to Parcheesi, Chess to Canasta, we’ve got game (full list here). Grab a drink and Greenberry’s, then head up to our game rooms for some convivial fun. Free and open to all.

 

Available games:

All card games
Backgammon
Checkers
Chess
Dominoes
Parcheesi
Rummikub
Scrabble
Trivial Pursuit
Yahtzee
Don't see one you like? Bring your own to play!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk hike on nature trails, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot at 9:00AM  every Thursday morning and return at 10:00 AM. Ivy Creek walks are energetic and fast-paced over approximately two miles of various trails. Some areas are steep, rocky and narrow so good hiking shoes and a walking stick are recommended, as well as a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Not recommended for anyone with balance or health issues.

Walkers must be members of The Center. Per Ivy Creek requirements, which are based on Albemarle County Parks and Recreation regulations, groups with programs affiliated with Ivy Creek must be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to walk without a mask.

 

Point of contact is Patty Kalbfleisch, email: PLK092015@outlook.com; phone: (434) 270-7990 .

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 9:00am-12:00pm

Thursday Party Bridge will meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  Party bridge consists of one person hosting a table of 4 (four) players. Hosting includes inviting participants and ensuring subs as needed. The host will provide the cards and score pads. Please contact Mary Wilson at 434-806-0700 or email mtwilson3@comcast.net to sign up to host a table.    

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Wilson

Oil Painting for Beginners

Oil Painting for Beginners

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, May 5th-June 23rd (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: $50, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Oil Painting for Beginners

Guests (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $125.00
Standard Members (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $100.00
Prime Members (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $0.00
Chess for Beginners - New!

Chess for Beginners - New!

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 9:30am-10:30am

Thursdays, beginning May 5, 9:30-10:30 am

Would you like to learn to play chess, or to just refresh your skills? Playing chess has many documented benefits, including improving cognitive skills. This group is geared towards beginners and novices, and is meant to be instructive and supportive in a non-competitive way. Experienced players welcome, also. If interested, please contact  Alan Young.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am

AA Meeting Growth and Recovery Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

This is an Open meeting.

Open meetings are for anyone, including students or family members of alcoholics, who wishes to attend. Free.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 10:30am-12:00pm

Learn new musical skills or revitalize old ones with the First-Wind Band. All you need is the desire to learn to play an instrument. Interested, but no instrument? We have several for rent. Playing music is not only fun, but is good for your mental and physical health. Ask any of the members and they’ll tell you that it keeps them active and involved, and is a great way to make new friends.

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS, COME JOIN US! Note: Updated information coming to the website soon. In the meantime, please call The Center at 434.974.7756 for information. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tap Lessons - Intermediate

Tap Lessons - Intermediate

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

This class is for those who have tap experience or who have already taken the beginners class for a while and are ready for the next "step." Classes are taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.   

Standard Members - $40/month; Prime Members - included in membership

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tap Lessons - Intermediate

Standard Members (June) $40.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
 Tap Lessons- Advanced

Tap Lessons- Advanced

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

This class is for those who know basic steps, have no physical contraints and are ready for a challenge! Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tap Lessons- Advanced

Standard Members (June) $40.00
Prime Members (June) $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Nia is a holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts & healing arts (mindfulness). It is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience that will leave you feeling energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced. It is non-impact, done barefoot and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Nia Moving to Heal is a modified Nia experience, designed for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This class will help you feel better move by move, breath by breath. Each class has a focus & intention to assist you in “Dancing Through Life”.

For over 35 years Nia has been helping people use movement to feel better. Your body is designed to move! No matter what your physical circumstances, you can use movement as medicine.

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW (IN ADVANCE), YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event

NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

Standard Members (June) $25.00
Prime members (June) $0.00
Unwind Yoga

Unwind Yoga

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Yoga to Unwind

In this class we will use various movement approaches including:  hatha yoga, qigong, somatics, restorative yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release and stretch tight muscles, connect with our breath through awareness and connect to a community of other people enjoying yoga. Join Christine Bostic.

Suggested supplies: Hand and Bath towel 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Unwind Yoga

Prime Members (June) $0.00
Standard Members (June) $25.00
Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 12:00pm-2:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Come play or learn to play Sheepshead (or “Schafkopf”), a trick-taking card game, like bridge or spades, that originated in Germany in the late 18th century and one that continues to be very popular in Wisconsin and other midwestern United States.  Anyone, including beginners, with an interest in card-playing welcome. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Avid veteran card maker Sherry Sinard will show you how to make summer treats cards and a pocket envelope. Prime Members; free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00.  Supplies $10 for all, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Guests (May 26, 12:30pm) $15.00
Standard Members (May 26, 12:30pm) $10.00
Prime (May 26, 12:30pm) $0.00
Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

You will learn how to use iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks and other Apple devices. Topics will include using the internet, photos, email, texting and other Apps such as Maps, Calendar, Music, Contacts (Address Book) the Phone, FaceTime, Reminders and word processors. You will see techniques displayed on classroom TV monitors. Ample time will be allowed for questions and repeat demonstrations as needed. Contact Clay at SiskVA@Mac.com for more information.

 Free for Center members, but first time guests are welcome! PLEASE RSVP BELOW!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Pay for this event

Apple/Mac Users Group

RSVP (May 26)
Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

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

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Novice, intermediate, and accomplished woodcarvers gather weekly to learn the craft or hone skills. Participants provide their own supplies, although current members provide assistance and loan supplies to get new participants started and offer information on what to purchase to continue. As founder Will Hansen said, “If you can peel a potato, you can learn to do woodcarving.”

No registration is necessary.  Contact program leader Howard Horn at howard.1938@comcast.net for more information.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Move for Health (onsite and online)

Move for Health (onsite and online)

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

The May 12 program has been rescheduled for May 26.

Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month 1:00PM-2:00PM.

Darcy Higgins, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Human Movement Specialist. 

May 26:  Your Healthspan: Live Longer and Healthier

June 9: What is Core Stability and How Do I Get It?

July 14:  Building Strength for Muscles and Bones

August 11:  What is Good Posture?  

 

 

Free and open to all. If attending on-site, please RSVP below.

If joining remotely, click on the link below a few minutes prior to 1 pm: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85643508289

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Move for Health (onsite and online)

RSVP to attend on site (May 12)
African Drumming Class

African Drumming Class

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:30pm

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

The African Drumming Class will introduce participants to traditional beats in a group setting from the cultures of the Old Mali Empire, the coastal cultures of Ghana, and some New World beats from the Caribbean and Brazil.

The class will always be aiming towards preparation for performance, as the opportunities arise and participants have the skills and comfort to do so.

Participants will learn the motor skills needed to advance as drummers, how to verbally articulate different beats, group like beats and separate them by styles. Different notation styles will be introduced, as an aid to memorizing beats.

African Drumming Class:

     Objective One: Introduce traditional beats of Old Mali Empire and coastal Ghana. 

     Objective Two: Establish ensemble rhythm; playing together while holding separate beats against each other.

     Objective Three: Learn common accompaniment patterns within each style, and how to use them with common dance beats, from whatever source.

For more info, contact Bruce Penner at (434) 249-1406. The instructor  will provide whatever media is needed.

Free and open to the community. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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African Drumming Class

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Backgammon

Backgammon

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets every Thursday.  Free to members.  If you are interested in playing or plan to attend, please email Peggy Slez.

Members only.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00 pm

Come and learn an International Folk Dance or two!  You’re invited to learn and dance along to a few easy to learn folk dances. This is a great class for beginners! Dance along or just watch and listen to the music.  We’ll have dances from countries such as Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and others. Free and open to the community. No regsitration needed.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

RSVP (starts May 12)
Caregiver Discussion Group

Caregiver Discussion Group

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

4th Thursday of every month, 3:00–4:00 pm

This meeting is designed to foster support, assistance and education to help caregivers manage the stresses associated with taking care of someone. It’s a great time to share similar experiences and exchange helpful advice. Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Caregiver Discussion Group

RSVP (May 26)
RSVP (June 23)
Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

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

Class will not meet on April 7 and May 5.

Every Thursday from 5-6pm

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

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

Please register below:

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

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

Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

RSVP (May 26, 6:00 pm)
Evening Square Dancing

Evening Square Dancing

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Every Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community. No registration or partner necessary!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

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

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

 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Foxhaven Farm

Seats available: 20

Pay for this event

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

RSVP (May 27th 7:30am)
RSVP (June 24th 7:30am)
Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, May 27, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

Did you sing in your high school or college glee club? Or Church choir? Still like to sing? Come to a rehearsal and listen to the Still Sharp Singers, and decide if you would like to join this four-part mixed choral group. We welcome sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. Ability to read music is preferred. FOr more information contact director, Mike D'antoni.

Free for Prime members.

Standard members - There is a $35 fee for the Spring session and a $35 fee for the Fall session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Still Sharp Singers

Standard Members (Spring 2022 Session) $35.00
Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 1:15pm-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE Lessons (8 weeks)
Tuesdays, June 21 - August 16 (will not meet on August 9)
Beginners Lessons  1:15-2:15 pm
Intermediate Lessons  2:15-3:15 pm
 

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing in which, like square dancing, the dance sequence is called or cued. Dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle. Dance the Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Jive, Two-step, and more to music in various genres. Join instructors Eileen Rudert and Chip Hopper.

Open to all. Standard members and guests-$80 for the 8-week series; Prime members -free.  Registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Prime Members (June 21-August 16) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (June 21-August 16) $80.00
Are You Ready to Retire?

Are You Ready to Retire?

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Are You Ready to Retire?

Center members (starts May 31, 6 pm) $0.00
Guests (starts May 31, 6 pm) $30.00
Coffee for Veterans

Coffee for Veterans

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 9:30am-10:30am

Dawn Ross with Anthology Senior Living invites interested Veterans to join her at The Center for coffee and pastries. Join in conversation about anything you’d like to discuss. Free and open to all Veterans; please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Coffee for Veterans

RSVP (June 1, 9:30 am)
Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 9:30am-11:00am

1st Wednesday of every month, 9:30am-11:00am

KINGFISHERS

Fishing—precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge! Join the group for discussions relating to local fishing issues, opportunities, and reports. Open to members but first time guests are welcome!  No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Book Group

Book Group

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

1st Wednesday of each month

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

Upcoming Selections:                    

May 4              The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

June 1              The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

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

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

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

 

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

Casting call is as follows:

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

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

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

 

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

Please RSVP. Open to all.

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: curiouswatermedia@gmail.com

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Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

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

Movie Night - June

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

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

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

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

June 15 - The Martian (2hr 10 mins)

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 38

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Movie Night - June

RSVP June 1st (Mandela)
RSVP June 15th (Martian)
Whats That Tree?

Whats That Tree?

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

Class size is limited, please register in advance.

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

About Jon:

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

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area

Sorry, this event has sold out!

The Joy of Acting

The Joy of Acting

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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The Joy of Acting

Members and guests fee (June2-July7) $75.00
Beginning Crochet

Beginning Crochet

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Thursdays, June 2-23rd 1:30-2:30 (4 weeks)

Member Jane Hermann has been crocheting since she was twelve years old and enjoys the calming creativity that comes with simple repetitive patterns. Learn how to make a chain and three basic crochet stitches to a create either a scarf or a hat for your first project. Bring your own yarn/wool or choose from a variety of colors we have here free at The Center. You will need to bring a crochet hook (size G or H, or 6,7,8). Prime Members, free, Standard Members $20, Guests $35.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Meets the first Thursday of every month

A jazz jam session is a relatively informal musical event, in which musicians, including both instrumentalists and vocalists, who have not previously rehearsed their performance together, meet to play commonly known standard jazz tunes. The arrangements are created spontaneously by the musicians during performance. There is also a strong focus on individual improvised solos. Musicians may choose to participate in only one song or all songs during the evening.

The styles of jazz music performed during a single jam session can range widely – from early Dixieland jazz from the 1920’s, to big band swing of the 1930’s to 1940’s, popular Broadway tunes, Latin beats, Bebop and Cool jazz of the 1950’s to 1960’s and contemporary jazz from the 1970’s through to today. The jazz jam experience is a fun and educational experience for both participants and the audience. Participants get the chance to practice their jazz improvising skills in front of a live audience and meet other musicians in the local jazz community. Musicians of all abilities and ages from beginners to professionals are welcome to join in. The audience will likely hear some familiar jazz tunes but will also certainly discover new songs performed that they have not heard before.  

Steve Brecker will head up this program. He has a music degree from University of Miami and has played jazz trumpet for 50+ years in a variety of music groups. He is a member of the Charlottesville based Sentimental Journey Big Band and the Charlottesville (Municipal) Band.

Free and open to all. Not a musician? Just come and listen!
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Monacan Indian Nation Powwow

Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 9:15am-4:30pm

This trip is Waitlist only - Travel to Amherst County, VA for the annual Monacan Nation Powwow, a gathering of Native Americans celebrating their culture and traditions. Enjoy the dancing and drumming, storytelling, the birds of prey exhibit and more. The PowWow also includes native arts and crafts from the US for purchase. Lunch is on your own.  Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Amherst, VA

Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

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The Center Council Meeting

The Center Council Meeting

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Senior Council is comprised of program leaders and is a liaison group between members, staff, and the Board of Directors. The president of the Council sits on the Board. The mission of the Council is to communicate the policies, plans and decisions of the Board of Directors to the membership; to inform the membership about activities and events of all groups/programs at The Center; and to act as an advisory council to The Center staff and Board of Directors on membership, programming, and other issues. The Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. In May and September, the meeting is held on the 2nd Monday. All Center members are welcome to attend.

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Online

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

If you have recently joined The Center or are considering joining but would like to hear more, you are invited to attend a New & Prospective Member Orientation. There will be a brief presentation, a chance to meet staff and other new members, and a tour of the building. Space is limited; Rsvp to KevReyl Wells via email. Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 11:00am-1:00pm

In this introductory wood burning class, you will customize 3 wooden spoons and a coaster (spoons and coaster provided). Have fun using a stencil and creating your composition. Instructor Jamie Schwartz, owner of Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, holds a degree in Studio Art and teaches several art mediums to all ages. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee $15.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Guests (June7th, 11am) $15.00
Standard Members (June7th, 11am) $10.00
Prime (June7th, 11am) $0.00
Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

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

Tuesday June 7th 1-3pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

RSVP (June 7, 1 pm)
The Great Bead Frame Up

The Great Bead Frame Up

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Learn the techniques to frame gemstone beads with metals, mother-of-pearl, and hematite. Join links together to form your choice of a pendant, bracelet, or earrings. Center Member Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years. Come have fun making beautiful jewelry to wear or gift. Prime members free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee: $10.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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The Great Bead Frame Up

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Understanding Cremation

Understanding Cremation

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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Understanding Cremation

RSVP (June 7th, 2pm)
 Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

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

Planting for Pollinators

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

RSVP (June 7)
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (June 7)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (June 7)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 6:45pm-7:45pm

1st Tuesday of each month. 6:45PM - 7:45PM  

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 on the 3rd Friday of each month 11:00AM-12:00PM.  Click here for details.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (June 7)

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The Quarry Gardens at Schuyler

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 8:45am-2:30pm

Enjoy a private tour of the Quarry Gardens at Schuyler which are nestled into a 600-acre property owned by Armand and Bernice Thiebolt. This is a landscape carved by industry and renewed by nature: 40 acres of private gardens with trails through plant communities around a group of retired soapstone quarries.  Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Moderate

Open to all.

Location: Schuyler, VA

Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

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

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

Registration link:

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek - Off Site

Cyprus Presentation 2022

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

The Travel Center Presents:  Cyprus

Learn more about our upcoming international trip to Cyprus, scheduled for  November 9 -20, 2022.  Claudia Hanna will share details of this trip to Cyprus and how it is designed to tantalize the senses.  Free and open to the community. RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Cyprus Presentation 2022

RSVP (June 8, 11 am)
Trail Mix - UVA Dietetic Interns

Trail Mix - UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Members of the UVA Health System Dietetic Intern class of 2022 presents a variety of topics on nutrition support. In this hands-on class learn to make delicious and nutritious trail mix. Members only, register in advance.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event

Trail Mix - UVA Dietetic Interns

RSVP members (June 8th 3pm)
Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

2nd Thursday of each month, 4:00pm-5:00pm

The meeting will take place in person at The Center, or join online:

Click on the link below a few minutes prior to 4 pm:
 

"We believe that our group members and our programs provide help and information about a condition that can be difficult and embarrassing,” says group leader John Watterson. Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands, and voice. An estimated 10 million people in the United States have essential tremor (ET). While not life-threatening, ET is a serious and progressive condition that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life—socially, professionally, and emotionally. People with ET often have difficulty with everyday activities such as getting dressed, eating, drinking, speaking or writing. Of 20-plus different kinds of tremor, essential tremor (ET) is the most common. Also known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, ET is a neurological condition often confused with Parkinson’s disease and dystopia. Due to misguided beliefs and lack of awareness, many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. This group is both educational and supportive, and free. We meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 4:00-5:00pm.

International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) The IETF funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that leads to treatments and a cure, increases awareness, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET. Learn more about the IETF. Other links you may find helpful: tremoraction.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

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

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

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

Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

RSVP (June 9, 6:00 pm)
African American Authors Book Club

African American Authors Book Club

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

Second Thursday of each month 

This event is now back at The Center!

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 10 - “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead

December - Holiday Party

 

 

 

 

  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

2nd Thursday of each month

Center members are invited to join the Charlottesville Camera Club for their monthly meetings! For more information contact Gerry Bishop or Liz Marshall.  No registration necessary.

April 14: The Wonders of Faces- The photos entered into this competition will show the human face, anywhere and anytime.

May 12: Things in Blue - The photos entered into this competition feature scenes where the dominate color is blue.

June 9: Beams of Light- The photos entered into this competition feature beams of light, natural or man-made, coming through trees, doorways, clouds, etc.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons

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

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

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

June 10    The game and opening bids

June 24    Responses to the opening bid

July 8       Rebids by the opening bidder

Julu 22     Declarer Play

Aug.  5     Defensive Play

Aug. 19    Defensive Bidding

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

Sept. 16   Common Conventions

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Beginner Bridge Lessons

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

Hand Embroidery II

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event

Hand Embroidery II

Guests (June 13, 10am) $15.00
Standard Members (June 13, 10am) $10.00
Prime Members June 13, 10am) $0.00
Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, June 13, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

2nd Monday of each month, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Join a congenial group of artists who gather to practice their pastel painting skills. Each may bring a work in progress for a constructive group critique. 

 

To join by Zoom, click on this link a few minutes before 1 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82839488707

History

Noting the lack of a chalk pastel society in Virginia, in August 2001, Dick Carpenter invited Charlottesville regional artists in that media to meet at Michaels Arts and Crafts store at Barracks Road shopping center. Many were members of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, which had long admitted pastel as a water compatible “mixed” medium, but not as a feature of the CVWG activities. The result of the meeting was, quite purposefully, an “un-organization” with NO membership requirements, bylaws, officers, dues, agendas, minutes, quorum, name-tags, committees, etc. Just like-minded people enjoying meeting to exchange ideas and experiences about pastel materials and techniques, constructive criticism, and “show and tell.” The format is a mutual critique -- an examination, not fault-finding. Suggestions for overcoming problems are a part of critiquing. The choice of subject and style of a painting are not topics of critique. Some elements of Critique: 1. Overall Composition - Division of space. 2. Shapes and values 3. Form –shadows-placement of each of the elements 4. Perspective- Illusion of depth 5. Color harmony 6. Paths for the viewer’s eye 7. Center of interest - 8. Principles of Design. Assuring that there is a “message”. All attending artists are active producers, serious about their work, open to criticism, willing to present “work-in-progress," and constructive in their comments and suggestions. Although pastels are the featured media, other problem-paintings may be introduced.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Money and You

Money and You

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

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

Free and open to all. Please register below.

 
Tuesday, May 10
Is fund investing for you? Jorgen Vik* will lead a discussion on non-traditional investments like crypto-currencies, NFTs, etc. How do they work? What to consider before investing.
 
Tuesday, June 14
Suddenly Single - Jorgen will discuss financial issues faced when a spouse dies. Something needs immediate attention while others can be handled later. The discussion will be appropriate for widows/widowers as well as couples.
 
 
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and SKV Group, LLC are not legal or tax advisors. You should consult with your attorney, accountant and/or estate planner before taking any action.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Money and You

RSVP (May 10)
Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Paper Crafting with Diane - June

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

A parade of poppies for June!

Every second Tuesday of the month, Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting experience to help you create cards and other novelties. This month papercraft a parade of poppies with Diane – two all occasion cards, one birthday card, and a petite pillow gift box.  

Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $15.
Materials fee: $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Prime Members (June 14)
Standard Members (June 14) $10.00
Guests (June 14) $15.00
Acrylics Basics

Acrylics Basics

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

 

Acrylic paints may become your favorite medium once you discover its versatility and the easy clean up!  Learn about the different grades of acrylic paint, the correct brushes to use, how to mix paint to create a wide variety of colors, what type of surfaces can be used, and so much more!  Experiment with many techniques of acrylic painting along with individual assistance from instructor Jan Settle.  Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee, $15.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Trivia Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesdays

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesdays in The Atrium 6-7:30pm

Join us every first and third Tuesday of each month starting June 14th for Trivia Tuesday. Each trivia night contains different themed questions. We encourage participants to a form a trivia team of no less than 2 and no more than 5. So, bring a friend, grab a drink from Greenberry’s, and try your luck at our trivia prize! Free for all. Registration not required.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Trivia Tuesdays

RSVP June 14 (Random Trivia)
RSVP July 5 (60's and 50's Trivia)
RSVP July 19 (70's Trivia Night)
Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (Onsite and Online)

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (Onsite and Online)

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am
 
Wednesday, May 18 
Navigating the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Market There are many new options for hearing better without the help of a provider.  Learn the advantages and disadvantages, tests that can be performed on these devices, and red flags for scams. Find out details about the quickly changing world of hearing aids. 
 
Wednesday, June 15 
Nutrition and Hearing Health Dr. Koch will discuss the link between nutrition and hearing health.  Recent studies have confirmed that diets high in sugars and carbohydrates can negatively impact hearing health.  Help safeguard your hearing by learning beneficial eating strategies and overall goals to improve healthy hearing.
 
 
If joining by Zoom, click on this link a few minutes prior to the program.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81550481374

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Welcome Wednesday

Welcome Wednesday

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Are you thinking about joining The Center? Would you like to learn more? Come to our new and prospective member orientation. There will be a short program, a chance to meet staff and other new members, the opportunity to take a tour of The Center, and samples from our Greenberry’s Coffee Co. Space is very limited, so RSVP is required to KevReyl Wells.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Cville Band Rivanna Winds

Cville Band Rivanna Winds

Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

The Rivanna Winds are a Dixieland band featuring clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, banjo/guitar, and tuba.  In addition to traditional Dixieland music, the Rivanna Winds play a range of marches, polkas, and waltzes. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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

RSVP (June 17)
Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 9:30am-11:00am

A collaboration between Alzheimer's Association, JABA and The Center

3rd Tuesday of every month  NEW TIME! This class now meets for for 1 1/2 hours (9:30-11:00AM).

THE APRIL MEETING WILL MEET IN PERSON AT THE CENTER

Are you providing caregiving for someone with Alzheimers?  This monthly program will enable you to build a support system with people who understand.  Alzheimer's Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers to develop a support system, exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources.

Free and open to all.  Register below. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

RSVP (April 19)
Acrylics Level II

Acrylics Level II

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

 

This class is for folks who recently took the Acrylics Basics class or for those who have some experience in painting with acrylics. Acrylic paints may become your favorite medium once you discover its versatility and the easy clean up!  Experiment with many techniques of acrylic painting along with individual assistance from instructor Jan Settle.  Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee, $15.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

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

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

Free and open to all. 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

RSVP (May 17)
Flute Recital

Flute Recital

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Jingyi Gao, UVA graduate student will present a flute recital featuring Eugene Bozza’s haunting and evocative Image for Solo Flute, Op. 38, Claude Bolling’s genre-breaking Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, Mozart’s iconic Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314, and more. She will be joined onstage by pianist Dr. Shelby Sender.

Jingyi is a UVA graduate student pursuing a PhD degree in Biological Science, doing research on glaucoma. In her free time, she thoroughly enjoys music. She has been playing the flute since she was twelve years old, and currently studies flute with UVA flute professor Kelly Sulick. Prior to UVA, Jingyi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in biology at Vassar College, where she studied flute with John Solum. At Vassar College, she had the pleasure of performing a senior flute recital at Skinner Hall, featuring works by Martinu, Mozart and Debussy. In addition to playing  the flute, Jingyi also plays a Chinese traditional string instrument, Erhu, and serves as the president and conductor of V Major Chinese Arts Performance Troupe at UVA. 

Please RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Flute Recital

RSVP (June 21, 6 pm)
Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Starting the Conversation

RSVP (June 22, 2 pm)
The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, June 24, 2022 | 10:45am-12:45pm

One of only two Virginia-based New Horizons Band Project (NHBP) bands, a project that promotes lifelong learning through music and boasts over 100 bands, this 22-member jazz ensemble is under the direction of Michael Auman. Their classic swinging sounds can be heard at the Center and throughout the region at public events and private parties.

Guests are welcome to visit practices.

Need a band for a special event? Contact the director to see if we fit the bill! 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Understanding Cancer

Understanding Cancer

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

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

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

 

About the Instructor:

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Understanding Cancer

RSVP (June 29)
RSVP (July 13)
Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

January 4, April 5, July 5, October 5, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Delaney Hearing Center. These are offered on a drop-in basis quarterly when we have Try It Out Tuesday at The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Cville Band Concert

Cville Band Concert

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | 7:30pm-8:30pm

The Cville Band (formerly known as the Charlottesville Municipal Band) was formed in 1922 by local business leaders as a community resource. It consists of 90 volunteer musicians who enjoy speaking the universal language of music, the happiness of fellowship, and the service they render to their community. Join them for an evening of great music.

This event will be held outdoors weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and a picnic. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to The Center's auditorium. Free and open to all.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - American Painters in France

Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

“Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France” is a spectacular exhibit of paintings by James Whistler, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam and many others. Also enjoy the woodblock print exhibit by Kawase Hasui and the paintings and sculptures of artist Tsherin Sherpa. Price includes a guided tour of the Whistler and Cassatt exhibits. Lunch on your own. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

Pay for this event

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - American Painters in France

Member $68.00
Guest $88.00
VMFA Member $58.00
Medicare 101

Medicare 101

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

WILL NOT MEET IN JUNE.

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare 101

RSVP (May 11))
Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 25

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Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

RSVP (July14)
Medicare 101 (Evening)

Medicare 101 (Evening)

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

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Medicare 101 (Evening)

RSVP (July 19, 6 pm) $0.00
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Friday, July 22, 2022 | 3:30pm-11:30pm

We are planning a trip to the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs, VA, to enjoy the music of the legendary Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives - We have reserved seating in the pavilion. Dinner is on your own: you may bring a picnic - OR - reservations can be made with Shrine Mont (contact the travel office for details on making dinner reservations with Shrine Mont). Space is limited and capacity controlled. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Moderate

Open to all.

Location: Orkney Springs, VA

Seats available: 16

Pay for this event

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Member $110.00
Guest $130.00
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 8:30am-8:30pm

Try your luck at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, WV where there are slots, table games, and a large poker room. Lunch on your own. Receive $20 in free slots. 

Activity Level: Easy

Open to all.

Location: Charles Town, WV

Pay for this event

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

member $64.00
guest $84.00
Pet and Play

Pet and Play

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, August 2nd 4-5pm

Join us on the terrace to play with pups! The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will be bringing a few dogs to accompany us on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Come lounge and meet these adoptable dogs with us 4-5pm. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Alaska and the Yukon

Alaska and the Yukon

August 6-17, 2022

Enjoy the majesty of Alaska including Denali National Park and the Yukon. Follow your Alaska vacation dreams from the awesome fjords to the Yukon. We will travel from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Fairbanks before heading into the Yukon. We will visit Dawson City and Whitehorse while traveling through the land of the gold rush before ending in Skagway. We will board Holland America Line Zuiderdam sailing from Skagway to Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. We will cruise through the inside passage ending in Vancouver, BC. A valid passport is required. Travel Protection is not included but is available. Ship Registry - The Netherlands.  If interested, contact Linda@thecentercville.org or 434-974-6538 for more details. 

Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: Alaska

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Song Writing with Jim

Song Writing with Jim

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

Wednesdays, 4 weeks, August 10th-31st

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

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

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

About the Instructor:

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: jimr5356@gmail.com

Pay for this event

Song Writing with Jim

Prime Member
Standard Member $20.00
Guest $32.00
Summer Lovin' Luncheon

Summer Lovin' Luncheon

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday August 17th, 11:30am-12:30pm

Join us for an end of the summer luncheon. The food will be catered by Wayside Chicken and located on the back terrace. We will have space available inside and outside for folks to eat and chat about all their favorite summer memories. The menu consists of baked chicken, pork BBQ, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, and banana pudding for dessert! Prime and Standard Members $15, Guests $16. Registration is necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Summer Lovin’ Luncheon

Members (August 17th) $15.00
Guests (August 17th) $16.00
Iceland 2022

Iceland 2022

August 22-1, 2022

Travel with an active and adventurous group of travelers on this 10-day Icelandic adventure across the Southern part of Iceland. We’ll experience waterfalls, glacial lakes and beaches, gorgeous vast landscapes, and Iceland’s famous thermal lagoons as we travel between Snaefellsnes Peninsula to Vatnajokull National Park along Iceland’s southern coast.

The travel package includes round trip transfers and air, all meals, and all gratuities.  The deposit is due April 1, 2022. The final payment is due June 1, 2022 - Non-refundable

Contact - Linda Hahn 434-974-6538 or Linda@thecentercville.org to book your reservation. 

Highly active trip with hiking, walking, and climbing stairs.

A valid Passport is required. Travel Protection is not included but is available.

Member Price - Double Per Person - $5,950

Member Price - Single $7,090

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event

Iceland 2022

Deposit $1,000.00

Washington On Your Own - 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 7:45am-5:30pm

Join us as we travel to our nation’s capital for another Washington On Your Own (WOYO) day trip.  Travelers will be dropped off and picked up in front of the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art.  Enjoy the many intriguing galleries and exhibits of the Smithsonian or other nearby museums.  Lunch is on your own.

Activity Level:  Moderate 

Open to all.

Location: Washington DC

Seats available: 21

Pay for this event

Washington On Your Own - 2022

Member $64.00
Guest $84.00
Tuscany 2022

Tuscany 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 12:01am-11:59pm

We have three departures for a week stay in Tuscany:

Week 1:  September 30 - October 8, 2022

Week 2:  October 7 - 15, 2022

Week 3:  October 14 - 22, 2022 

We will stay in a villa in the Chianti Hills region, the heart of Tuscany. The villa was built as a country residence for a noble family from Florence, Italy. We will enjoy 6-days of tours around the region including: all transportation, meals, and gratuities.  A valid passport is required. Travel Protection is not included but is available.  Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org to reserve your spot today!

Activity Level:  Active

Price: Double (per person) $3995 –   Final payment due January 26, 2022  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10:30am-1:00pm

No need to sign up, just show up with your paper to be shredded.  For safety and to keep the line moving, please stay in your car and a volunteer will collect your bag(s) of paper.  The shredding truck is a state-of-the-art, high speed shredding truck from 1st Choice Shredding, an NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified company. All paper is shredded on-site and then recycled.  The event is open to the community.  The cost is $5 for up to 5 grocery bags.  Additional bags are $2 per bag. All proceeds go towards the cost of the shredding truck and to help fund The Center's operations. 

Please note we will not be able to accept entire car loads, truck loads or office loads of paper from an individual.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Cyprus: Cultural, Historical and Culinary Tour

Cyprus: Cultural, Historical and Culinary Tour

November 9-20, 2022

Come travel with us as we explore Cyprus. This tour is specially designed to tantalize the senses. We will explore the island’s rich history, delicious foods, and vast countryside.

❖Culinarily: We will visit an organic village and taste freshly pressed carob molasses. We will enjoy a wine pairing and cooking class with a professional chef at a local vineyard, and visit a live farmer’s market. We will learn to make the local cheese of halloumi and enjoy many, many mezzehs, including an authentic taverna (bring your dancing shoes).

❖ Historically: We will visit ancient Roman cities, amphitheaters, the ancient city of Kolossi, sacred monasteries and the Green Line dividing the North versus South Cyprus.

❖ Culturally: We will visit pottery makers and orthodox icon painters in their own workshops. We will amble through bougainvilla-lined streets to meet the women who make lefkaria - a special lace from one particular village in Cyprus. We will trek through the mountain range to visit Venetian bridge and have lunch by a 12th century Greek Orthodox monastery.

Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, transfers, accommodations, all meals, admission fees, gratuities. A passport is required. Travel Protection is not included but is available. 

Price: per person double occupancy: $4,500 - single: $5,500

Open to all.

Location: Cyprus

Pay for this event

Cyprus: Cultural, Historical and Culinary Tour

Deposit $1,000.00

Royal Caribbean - Southern Caribbean Cruise

January 14-26, 2023

Enjoy cruising aboard Royal Caribbean International's Enchantment of the Seas from the port of Baltimore with stops in St. Croix, U.S.V.I.; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John; Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis; and return to Baltimore.  Includes round trip travel, all meals, entertainment,  port fees, taxes and gratuities.  Passport is required.  Space is limited and travel protection is available.   Ship registry:  The Bahamas  

Contact Linda Hahn for pricing and availability at linda@thecentercville.org or 434-974-6538 

Open to all.

Location: Southern Caribbean

Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France

Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France

April 21-29, 2023

Package Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Flight Welcome Reception
  • All Meals
  • Adult Beverages
  • 5 Day Trips
  • Entrance Fees
  • All the comforts of home!

Accommodations in a Charming Chateau:

- Completed in 1789 on the eve of the French Revolution
- Located on an old Roman road leading through Normandy
- One of the rare estates where many of its old buildings still remain intact: a glaciere, spring house, Orangeri, two little chapels, stables
where racehorses were bred, many farm buildings, and a17th-century Protestant chapel
- Situated on 300 acres of private park, woodlands, pasture and fields
- A short bike ride or walk away from the Village of Courtomer, offering artisanal cider, an open-air fresh market, Calvados shop, and a brick oven boulangerie
- The entire structure of the 17,500 sq ft residence has gone through extensive renovations since 2005, retaining the charm and style of France’s elegant past
- Two hours from the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, the Chateaux of the Loire, Paris and many other unique monuments of France’s fascinating history and culture

Five day trips are planned: The Beaches of Normandy, Mont, St.Michel, Giverny, Local Villages tour and the Loire Valley of the Chateaux circuit.

Travel Protection is not included but is available upon request.

Cost
$4,195  per person based on double occupancy

$5,195 for single occupancy 
$1,000 non-refundable deposit required to secure room due by August 24, 2022
Balance due by Jan 5, 2023
Contact: The Center Travel Office at 434-974-6538

Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: France

Pay for this event

Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France

Deposit $1,000.00

Chateau De Courtomer

April 21-29, 2023

Package Includes

Airport transfers

Flight Welcome reception

All meals

Adult beverages

6-day trips

Entrance fees

All the comforts of home!-

- Chateau was completed in 1789 on the eve of the French Revolution
- Located on an old Roman road leading through Normandy
- One of the rare estates where many of its old buildings still remain intact: a glacier, spring house, Orangerie, two little chapels, stables
where racehorses were bred, many farm buildings, and a 17th-century Protestant chapel
- Situated on 300 acres of private park, woodlands, pasture, and fields
- A short bike ride or walk away is the Village of Courtomer, offering artisanal cider, an open-air fresh market, Calvados shop, and a brick oven boulangerie
- The entire structure of the 17,500 sq ft residence has gone through extensive renovations since 2005, retaining the charm and style of France’s elegant past
- Two hours from the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, the Chateaux of the Loire, Paris, and many other unique monuments of France’s fascinating history and culture

Five-day trips are planned - The Beaches of Normandy, Mont, St.Michel, Giverny, Local Villages tour, and the Loire Valley of the Chateaux circuit.

- Travel Insurance is not included but is highly recommended

Cost
$4,195 per person based on double occupancy

$5195 Single occupancy
$1,000 non-refundable deposit required to secure room.

Contact: Linda in the Travel Center - 434 974 6538

Members only.

Location: The Center