Art on Exhibit at The Center

Art on Exhibit at The Center

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 8:30am-4:30pm

Works by members of the BozART Fine Arts Collective and watercolorist Jane Skafte will be on display and for sale at The Center through December. Come and stroll the gallery halls on the first and second floors anytime during The Center’s business hours. While you're here, take a moment to sit outside on the terrace or inside the atrium and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from our Greenberry’s coffee shop. 

“A New Rhythm” is a BozART Fine Arts Collective exhibit of recent work from 11 Central Virginia artists that includes photography, oils, acrylics and watercolors in both realism and abstraction. The artists represented are Sara Gondwe, Shirley Paul, Brita Lineberger, Craig Lineberger, Julia Kindred, Matalie Deane, Randy Baskerville, Joan Dreiser, Judith Ely, Juliette Swenson, and Betty Brubach. 

Jane Skafte looks to nature as a source of inspiration to create art as a poetic rather than a literal depiction of her subject matter, even when drawn to representational landscapes rendered in watercolor. Jane received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in textile design and her MFA from Syracuse University in studio art. She has had solo exhibitions throughout Virginia and her work has been in group exhibitions along the east coast.

Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Standard Members (August) $15.00
Standard Members (September) $15.00
Tai Chi (December)

Tai Chi (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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 online

Tai Chi (December)

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (December)

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (December)

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime/Charter Members (December) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $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 online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (December) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (December) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (on-site)

Primetime Fitness (on-site)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:15 AM

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $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 online

Primetime Fitness (on-site)

Standard Members (December) $38.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 9:45am-10:45am

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45-10:45 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.  Join Christine Bostic,  The Center's Massage Therapist and instructor of: Yoga & Shake Your Soul (The Yoga of Dance)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
NEW!  Pinochle

NEW! Pinochle

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm

NEW!  - Pinochle at The Center

Fridays, 10:00am-12pm beginning November 5th

Pinochle is back at The Center! Try your hand at this popular game played with a 48-card deck, where you score points with meld and by winning tricks. Experienced and new-to-the-game players welcome to 3-person and 4-person games. Contact Barry if interested. Members only. Come join in the fun at The Center!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Rummikub/Skip-Bo

Rummikub/Skip-Bo

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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 Greg Vaughn. 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

Balance with Beth (December)

Balance with Beth (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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 online

Balance with Beth (December)

Standard Members (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE (December)

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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 online

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE (December)

Standard and Prime Members (December) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fridays, 12:00pm-1:30pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET AUGUST 6.

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

Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Mono-Printing Holiday Cardmaking

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 12:00pm-4:30pm

Learn to make beautiful monoprints, gelatin prints and mixed media for holiday cards and stationery. Jane Skafte will teach simple techniques for creating cards that can be mailed, tied to gifts, or given as art prints. This one-day workshop will cover card design, color mixing, image transfer, lettering and embellishment. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 15.00, Guests: 20.00. Materials fee 25.00 for everyone, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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. Sandra Garret is the program leader.  

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

 

   

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Fridays, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3, 17, 1:00-2:00 pm 

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 $10 per class. Please register below in advance for each class.  

Oct. 8       Rebids by the opening bidder

Oct. 22     Declarer Play

Nov. 5      Defensive Play

Nov. 19    Defensive Bidding

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

Dec. 17    Common Conventions

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Prime and Standard Members (Dec 17) $0.00
Guests (Dec 17) $10.00
Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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.

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

Contact: Dorothy Richards 434.973.5713

Pay for this event online

Still Sharp Singers

Standard Members (Fall 2021 Session) $35.00
Euchre

Euchre

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 1:30pm-4:00pm

Fridays, 1:30pm-4:00pm

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, December 3, 2021 | 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

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Bingo at The Center

Bingo at The Center

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Transitions:  Learning to Live with Loss

A program sponsored by Hospice of the Piedmont’s Center for Grief and Healing

Fridays for 10 weeks, October 1-December 10 (class will not meet Nov. 26), 3:00pm-4:30pm.

 

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss will be starting a new series on October 1.  Join Rene Bond, LCSW and bereavement counselor with Hospice of the Piedmont for this life-changing program.  It is for people still adjusting to loss after a year or more, who are now feeling “stuck” and needing additional support in re-establishing personal contacts, connections, and sense of purpose in life.  The focus is on self-determined “steps” rather than “cure” and on discovering our inner resources and those of each other.  There will be a 2-week break between the end of this series and the beginning of the next one.  During this period participants can practice what they have learned and decide if they would like to register for the next 10-week series.

Free and open to all but space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call Hospice of the Piedmont at 434-817-6915 or email teresa.haase@hopva.org to register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Holiday Band Concert

Holiday Band Concert

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

The holidays would not be complete without your favorite holiday songs. Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Second-Wind and First-Wind Bands. Free and open to the community; donations are appreciated! No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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 Oct-Dec 2021 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

Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 6-7, 2021

This trip is sold out - Enjoy a one-night stay at the Griffin Hotel in Williamsburg's historic district. You will have time to stroll, dine (on your own) and shop. On our way to Williamsburg, we will enjoy shopping at the Williamsburg Pottery in time to purchase beautiful pottery for your holiday gift-giving. Breakfast is included at the hotel and includes two (2) historic area access tickets per room, valid for the length of stay. Holiday decorations will be on display. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Active 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Sew and Sews (ON SITE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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: Online

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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 SilverSwans 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 online

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

Members (December) $0.00
Guests per month (December) $25.00
Poker

Poker

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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 online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (on-site)

Balance and Stabilization (on-site)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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 online

Balance and Stabilization (on-site)

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

Silver Swans Ballet I (December)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

If you've never taken ballet, have limited experience or physical contraints, 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 online

Silver Swans Ballet I (December)

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

Chess

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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.  No registration necessary. For more information, please sonctact program leader, Bonnie Morton.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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.  

YOU WILL RECEIVE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (December) $30.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
The Center Council Meeting

The Center Council Meeting

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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: The Center

English Country Dance

English Country Dance

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

 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

Fiber Art Ribbon Scarf Making

Fiber Art Ribbon Scarf Making

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Need a gift for someone or even yourself? These knotted fiber scarves comprised of ribbons, yarns, sequins, and metallics sourced worldwide can be worn all year- round. Choose from a bold palette of rich jewel tones or softer hues of sage and light blue as shown. Learn multiple ways to tie these beautiful pieces. 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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Bunko

Bunko

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

1st and 3rd Mondays of every month 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Strictly speaking, Bunko is a dice game played in rounds. In reality, it’s a rowdy good time! The game keeps people moving and switching partners for each round of play, so it’s a great way to meet, mix, mingle … and laugh out loud! No experience needed—join us anytime!  No registration necessary.

If you'd like to play or have questions, contact program leader at Clarece Edson or 434-293-2817.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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 (T,Th)

Standard Members (August) $15.00
Standard Members (September) $15.00
Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm

First Tuesday of every month, 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 when we have Try It Out Tuesday at The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Whist

Whist

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Holiday Paper Crafts with Diane

Holiday Paper Crafts with Diane

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Create two holiday snowflake cards, a matching gift tag. Fill a sleigh ornament with candy and wrap it with your choice of ribbon and embellishments. Decorate a tiny gift box with ribbon tie and rhinestones. Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting. Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee: $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

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

Beginners Tap Class (December)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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 (December)

Prime members (December) $0.00
Standard Members (December) $40.00
Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Standard members per month (December) $30.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
The Good Life Series (On site)

The Good Life Series (On site)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

 

Tuesday, November 2   

Using Technology to Age in Place -Learn how technology is transforming people’s ability to remain in their homes as they age. This will include a demonstration of Constant Companion, a voice activated home care assistance system that can provide greater independence.

 

Tuesday, December 7

Navigating Facility-Based Care- What do you do if you or a loved one reaches a point where they can no longer be safely cared for at home? Hear from representatives of area assisted living and skilled nursing facilities as they respond to questions about availability, services, amenities and costs.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Good Life Series (On site)

RSVP (December 7)
Stretch for Balance and Strength (December)

Stretch for Balance and Strength (December)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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 (December)

Prime Members (December) $0.00
Standard Members (December) $25.00
Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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 (ONLINE)

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 1:00-2:00 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.

 

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

Pay for this event online

Beginning Spanish (ONLINE)

Prime and standard members $0.00
Wreath Making

Wreath Making

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

‘Tis the season! Learn how to create your own wreath with the natural materials provided. Design elements include freshly cut boxwood, pine, cedar, holly, and a variety of other organic materials. Participants will use the pin technique on a 12-inch straw wreath base and will take home their creation! Bring your garden snippers if you have them. Open to all. Cost for both class and materials:  Prime Members $40.00, Standard Members 45.00 and Guests $50.00. Register by December 3rd.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Acrylic Painting on Yupo Paper

Acrylic Painting on Yupo Paper

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

This is a two week class - December 7th and December 14th

From primary colors, learn how to create greens, purples, oranges, and browns. You will apply acrylics to Yupo, a recyclable, waterproof synthetic paper that does not absorb the paint which creates textures and other pleasing effects. Artist Joanne Coleman will teach you the basics of creating landscapes or still life, whichever you prefer in this fun 2-week class. Prime members: Free, Standard Members, 15.00, Guests 25.00. Materials fee: 20.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of first class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 1:15pm-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE Lessons (8 weeks)
August 31-October 26 (will not meet Sept. 14)
Next series of classes:  November 9-January 4 (will not meet December 28)
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 (August 31-October 26) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (August 31-October 26 $80.00
Advanced Beginner Spanish

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 2:10pm-3:10pm

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

Tuesdays, 2:10 pm-3:10 pm

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

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

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here

Looking for Keeping Up Your Spanish? Click here

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Register $0.00
Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 3:15pm-4:30pm

Keeping Up Your Spanish (ONLINE, but will meet at The Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning in October)

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 will send Zoom link and other necessary information. 

 

Looking for Beginning Spanish? Click here.

Looking for Advanced Beginner Spanish? Click here.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Standard Members (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Standard Members (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Singles Schmooze (Offsite)

Singles Schmooze (Offsite)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 5:00pm-7:00pm

Every other Tuesday 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Whether you are single by choice or by circumstance, here’s an opportunity to socialize over food and music with a goal of finding new friends. Enjoy light fare and lively conversation! 

Schmooze is currently meeting offsite. Please contact Betty Bollendorf haverhil@gmail.com for more info.

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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 and guests $30/month. Registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Boot Camp

Prime members free (December) $0.00
Standard members and guests (December) $30.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (December)

Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (December)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 5:15pm-6:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:00PM

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.
 

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (December)

Standard Members (December) $35.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Biblical History: Genesis-Then and Now (6 week series) -Online

Biblical History: Genesis-Then and Now (6 week series) -Online

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 5:30pm-7:00pm

Tuesdays, November 2 -December 7 (6 weeks) 

In this non-denominational study of Biblical text, you will explore Biblical places, society, politics and their relevance to today’s world. The series focuses on the book of Genesis. Join Wayne Mullins, teacher with over 50 years experience and amateur historian who has kept up with the scholarly literature of Bible History and has taught his way through the entire Bible twice.

Center members free; Guests $25. Register below.
 
You will receive the Zoom link upon registration. Look for a "Thank you From The Center" receipt in your email!

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Biblical History: Genesis-Then and Now (6 week series) -Online

Guests $25.00
Center members (standard and prime) $0.00
Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm beginning July 6
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

AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Global Flashpoints: China - Taiwan

Global Flashpoints: China - Taiwan

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Steve Rundle and former Intelligence Officer Carl Pales will provide background and context to the China-Taiwan Crisis in an independent, nonpartisan moderated discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their knowldege, express opinions, and communicate ideas concerning this topic in a nonthreatening and 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 military affairs and international security issues, register here.

About the moderators:

Carl Pales earned a BA in International Studies/Russian Studies from GMU in 1985 and a MS in Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College in 1994. He served as a foreign ground force intelligence analyst covering various regions from 1986-2019, including nine years as Senior Intelligence Officer, deploying to conflict zones twice as a civilian. He is an avid student of history and current events.

Steve Rundle (Colonel U.S. Army retired) earned a BA in Sino-Soviet Studies at James Madison University and a Masters in Southeast Asian Studiesat Cornell University. He served 25 years in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Officer, Intelligence Officer, and Southeast Asian Foreign Area Officer. His last assignment was the Defense Attache, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After retiring, he continued his army career as a civilian foreign ground forces analyst, culminating as Senior Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the Americas.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Global Flashpoints: China - Taiwan

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Families Anonymous

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:45pm-8:00pm

Tuesdays 6:45–8:00 pm starting July 6

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:45pm-7:45pm

1st Tuesday of each month.   

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.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change, 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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

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Vinyasa Yoga (December)

Vinyasa Yoga (December)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 8:30am-9:30am

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 am

In this Vinyasa style class, explore breath and movement through a series of standing, seated and reclined asanas (poses). These asanas can be modified to increase / decrease intensity and depth of each pose according to the individual. Vinyasa style yoga is a dynamic and athletic practice that brings awareness to breath and positioning of the body through smooth, continuous transitions. Join yoga practitioner, Heidi Graham. Beginning in October, Christine Bostic will be the instructor.

Register below. Prime members free; standard members $25/month; guests $35/month beginning in September.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Vinyasa Yoga (December)

Standard Members (November) $25.00
Prime members (November) $0.00
Guests (November) $35.00
Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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 Oct-Dec 2021 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

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Crafty Ladies (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Senior Bowling Club

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 10:00am-11:30am

Senior Bowling Club 2021

The Senior Bowling League plays each Wednesday at BowleroBowl and will be forming their Fall league teams on Wednesday, August 18th. All levels of experience are welcome; you can currently join at any time. Contact Joyce Wegner for more details and to get your name on the list. The cost to bowl is $10.00 for 3 games plus the cost of rental shoes if needed.

Open to all.

Location: BowleroBowl

Dominoes, Triominoes, Hearts, and Spades!

Dominoes, Triominoes, Hearts, and Spades!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 10:00am-11:30am

Join your fellow member for some game fun. Never played any of these games? Come anyway and learn!  No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group (ONSITE)

Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group (ONSITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 10:30am-11:30am

Every second Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am

All are welcome to join this in-person meeting for Parkinson's Disease caregivers held at The Center. Facilitator Ellie Syverud has cared for a loved one with Parkinson's for the last 20 years. Come with any questions and concerns, share your thoughts and feelings, connect with others who have been where you are.

This meeting is part of the Virginia Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Virginia, UVA Health System.

Open to all. No registration necessary. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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 online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Standard and Prime Members (December) $0.00
Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, December 8, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
 

Medicare can be so confusing! Open enrollment runs through Dec. 7 and new coverage changes begin on January 1. Find out what happens during these periods and what you need to do. 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 online

Medicare 101 (ON SITE)

RSVP (December 8)
Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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 online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (December) $0.00
Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Scrabble

Scrabble

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Recorder Lessons

Recorder Lessons

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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.

You will need to supply your own recorder. Ms. Porter uses the Suzuki Recorder Methods books (soprano or alto) for class instruction. She recommends the Yamaha ECODEAR  instruments with Baroque fingering.  Please consider beginning with the alto recorder if you are a new to the recorder. All appropriate supplies can be purchased online from the following vendors: Amazon.com, West Music.com, Music & Arts.com, Sweet Pipes.com, Shar Music.com, or Walmart.com. If you have questions please contact Gary.

$25/month for Standard members and guests. Free for Prime members.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Recorder Lessons

Prime Members (December) $0.00
Standard members and guests (December) $25.00
Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (Online)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia* (Online)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

The November and December meetings will be online only.  

 November 10: Getting to Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050. William Shobe of UVA Center for Economic and Policy Studies will be the speaker. 

 .

Preregistration is required in order to participate in the Zoom meeting. Here is the link to preregister for the Zoom meeting:  

 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z2zFOeZ3T9WLNOddWaq92A

 

 

*Please note that Senior Statesmen of Virginia programs are independent of Center programming.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Knit-Wits (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Cooking Demo - Overnight Oats

Cooking Demo - Overnight Oats

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Join UVA Dietetic Interns at The Center and discover several delicious and nutritious ways to prepare overnight oats. These cozy meals are packed full of nutrients and can be eaten hot or cold - a great breakfast option for when you're busy or just need a quick and simple meal to make. Recipes and samples will be provided. Members only.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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, December 9, 2021 | 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

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Alcoholics Anonymous (On site)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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

Volunteer - Santa Matters

Volunteer - Santa Matters

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Santa Matters is a program that provides some much-needed holiday joy to children (1 month to 18 years) who have a parent in jail over the holidays and have not been able to visit them due to COVID. Join Center member and Santa Matters founder Holly Heilberg in putting together personal holiday cards from their parent along with a gift card so they can purchase something that they might really like from Santa. All welcome. You can also make a financial contribution here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Crafts DIY

Crafts DIY

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 10:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

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

Tap Lessons - Intermediate (December)

Tap Lessons - Intermediate (December)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Tap Lessons - Intermediate (December)

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

Tap Lessons- Advanced (December)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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 online

Tap Lessons- Advanced (December)

Standard Members (December) $40.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Unwind Yoga (December)

Unwind Yoga (December)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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 online

Unwind Yoga (December)

Prime Members (December) $0.00
Standard Members (December) $25.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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 online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (December) $25.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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 online

Apple/Mac Users Group

RSVP (December 9) - Members
Move for Health (onsite and online)

Move for Health (onsite and online)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 1 pm.

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

December 9:  Moving Your Body Well - Human Movement Essentials
 

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 online

Move for Health (onsite and online)

RSVP to attend on site (December 9)
Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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

The Mediation Process

The Mediation Process

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

What is the Mediation process? We know it helps people resolve disputes, but how does it differ from other dispute resolution processes such as arbitration and litigation, and what do mediators actually do during a mediation session? Retired Marine Corps aviator and Virginia Certified Mediator Walt Megonigal and Mediation Center of Charlottesville Executive Director Anita Holmes will answer these questions and summarize how you can become a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

The Mediation Process

RSVP $0.00
Backgammon

Backgammon

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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

Member Social (On-site)

Member Social (On-site)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Join fellow Center members for an informal gathering. Share laughter, companionship, and great stories as members get acquainted, promote programs, and discuss life events.

Option to meet later for early-bird specials at a local restaurant! Free social; dinner is on your own. 

Registration currently not required.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

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

November 11: Carlton Carroll will discuss how to secure your IPhone and digital life.

"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

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (December 9)

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (December 9)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 5:00pm-6:15pm

Every other Thursday from 5:00pm-6:15pm 

This program is also offered at 3:30pm on alternate Thursdays.

Make the most of your work out through this hands-on class with experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room.

You will learn how to use each machine at a setting appropriate to you, receive a personalized exercise routine on a card that will help you track your future workouts, and learn how to improve the benefits of walking and other heart-focused exercises.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. 

Free and open to all. Class size is limited to 3 people. You must be registered to attend. Deadline for registering is 12 noon the day of the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (December 9)

Members and Guests (December 9) $0.00
Members and Guests (January 6)
Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Felting Angels with Donna Markey

Felting Angels with Donna Markey

Friday, December 10, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fiber artist Donna Markey will help you choose your colors and show you how to felt your very own angel. Give as a cherished handmade gift or keep for yourself. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Virginia Christmas Spectacular

Virginia Christmas Spectacular

Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 9:15am-4:00pm

Come experience the splendor of Christmas as Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA  presents the 2021 Virginia Christmas Spectacular, featuring the legendary Living Christmas Tree.  The production is filled with an encouraging story, uplifting music, dazzling lights, hundreds of musicians, dancers, performers, and a 37-foot Christmas tree!  Lunch on your own. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.

Activity Level - Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Lynchburg, VA

Pay for this event online

Virginia Christmas Spectacular

Member $80.00
Guest $100.00
Piedmont Pastelists (Onsite and Online)

Piedmont Pastelists (Onsite and Online)

Monday, December 13, 2021 | 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. 

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.

Click here to join the meeting:

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 9:30am-10:30am

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

3rd Tuesday of every month 

PLEASE NOTE!! THE DECEMBER MEETING WILL BE ON THE 2ND TUESDAY (DECEMBER 14)

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

Pay for this event online

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

RSVP (December 14)
Money and You

Money and You

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 10:00am-11:30am

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

Free and open to all. Please register below.

Tuesday, December 14, 10:00am-11:30am
Asset Location
There is lots of discussion about asset allocation but not so much about asset location. The tax status of your accounts can be an important piece to your investment puzzle.
Jorgen Vik, Partner with SKV Group, will lead the discussion.
 

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Money and You

RSVP (December 14)
Karaoke in The Atrium

Karaoke in The Atrium

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 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

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 10:00am-11:00am

Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am

Join Dr. Kristin Koch , Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.  Free and open to all.   Registration required if attending on-site.

 
Wednesday, December 15, 10:00-11:00 am
Do You Think It's Just about YourHearing?
Research shows there are many reasons why wearing hearing aids are beneficial for your overall health and mental fitness.  From decreasing your risk of depression to keeping you steady on your feet, your hearing impacts your health every day.  

 

Register below if you are planning to attend on-site. (You do not need to register if joining by Zoom)

 
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

Pay for this event online

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

RSVP (Onsite DECEMBER 15)
New and Prospective Member Orientation

New and Prospective Member Orientation

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 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

Luncheon at The Center

Luncheon at The Center

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 11:30am-12:30pm

4th Wednesday of every month (3rd Wednesday in November and December), 11:30am - 12:30pm

Mm-m-m good! Come together for good food, fun and fellowship. 

Members $15.  Guests $16.  Registration required. If you prefer a vegetarian meal, please email kay@thecentercville.org  Deadline for registration is the Friday before each luncheon.

December Menu
Turkey breast w gravy
Buttered corn
Sweet potatoes w the works
Tossed salad
Rolls
Brownies

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Luncheon at The Center

Members (December 15) $15.00
Guests (December 15) $16.00
Rock Jam Session - NEW!

Rock Jam Session - NEW!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Rockers wanted! Join fellow musicians for a rock jam session which will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Guitar, bass, drums,  and vocals ... all skill levels welcome — attitude is the only qualification!  Bring your favorite axe and amp if you can, but 1 drum set, 1 electric guitar and amp, 1 bass guitar and amp will be provided. For inquiries, contact Don Cowdrey. No registration required, just come!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Coping Techniques for Caregivers During the Holidays

Coping Techniques for Caregivers During the Holidays

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

There's no getting around it. Caring for an aging family member can be stressful. Caring for an aging family member during the holidays can even be more stressful. Their care, health, safety, and happiness all rest on your shoulders, 365 days a year and sometimes that responsibility can be overwhelming. 

While you're taking care of your loved one, it's important to take care of yourself.

Join us for this presentation to learn how to cope with caregiving stress, especially around the holidays. We'll share tips and tools that you can use to make you keep yourself healthy and strong, so you can give your loved one the care they deserve. 

Presented by Commonwealth Senior Living.   

Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Coping Techniques for Caregivers During the Holidays

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Lewis Ginter GardenFest of Lights

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 2:45pm-8:30pm

This trip is SOLD OUT.

Dominion Energy’s GardenFest of Lights at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond is the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza featuring lights, decorations, a live, cut 25-foot-tree in the Conservatory, and much more.  Enjoy holiday shopping in the Garden Shop and dining on your own at the restaurant. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth of Virginia will be in effect.

Activity Level - Easy

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group. Any source if fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the discussion. Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It's a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.” Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions. To learn more about the concept, visit http://www.socratescafe.comNo registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Howard Horn howard.1938@comcast.net

Fitness Room Orientation (December 2)

Fitness Room Orientation (December 2)

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 3:30pm-4:45pm

Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45 pm 

Make the most of your work out through this hands-on class with experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room. 

You will learn how to use each machine at a setting appropriate to you, receive a personalized exercise routnine on a card that will help you track your future workouts, and learn how to improve the benefits of walking and other heart-focused exercises.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. This class is taught on alternate Thursdays at 6:15pm.

Free and open to all. Registration required below. Deadline for registering is 12 noon the day of the class.

 
 
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Fitness Room Orientation (December 2)

Members and Guests (December 16)
Members and Guests (January 13)
Cville Band Brass Quintet

Cville Band Brass Quintet

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

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. These events are free and open to all and will be held indoors. No registration required for the ensemble performances.

Thursday, December 16, 7:00-8:00 pm:  Presenting a holiday-themed concert, the Brass Quintet consists of two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left?

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left?

Friday, December 17, 2021 | 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.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change, 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left?

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Open Needle Felting Class

Open Needle Felting Class

Friday, December 17, 2021 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fiber artist Donna Markey will have on hand the materials you need to create a figure of your choosing or help you add finishing touches to an existing project. This class is for those who have some experience needle felting. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members 15.00. Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Open Needle Felting Class

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Participants will learn all about this colorful and delightfully unpredictable medium – alcohol ink. Each person will experiment using different inks and surfaces to create images using different techniques, and receive lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 15.00. Materials 20.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Learning from the Masters - Georgia OKeeffe

Learning from the Masters - Georgia OKeeffe

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about the famous Georgia O’Keefe. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use O’Keefe’s iconic painting style as a reference and add your personal creative touch! Class fee: Prime Members free, Standard Members $15.00, Guests $20.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Learning from the Masters - Georgia OKeeffe

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Fishing Group / Kingfishers  (On site)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (On site)

Wednesday, January 5, 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, January 5, 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:                    

December 1       The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

January 5           Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

February 2         The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

The Joy of Acting

The Joy of Acting

Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursdays, January 6th, 13th, 20, and 27th - 4 weeks

Ever imagined yourself as an actor? This program will explore and encourage your spontaneity and creativity as well as working together on short scripts and monologues. The art of pretending is fun. Larry Goldstein, co-founder of Live Arts in Theater in Charlotteville and Boomie Pedersen, artistic director of The Hamner Theater, have taught for many decades. They will take you on this journey built on storytelling, drama games and character development. All welcome. $50.00 for all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

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The Joy of Acting

Members and guests fee $50.00
African Drumming Class (On site)

African Drumming Class (On site)

Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Thursdays, 2:00 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 (On site)

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Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, January 6, 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

Stories Behind the Photos with Ben Greenberg

Stories Behind the Photos with Ben Greenberg

Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ken Burns, in his acclaimed series on America’s national parks, proclaimed them as the country’s greatest idea. This idea has become a celebrated recognition of public lands at all levels of government in the United States: national, state, regional and local. We are so fortunate in Virginia for its remarkably diverse natural environment that is protected and preserved in numerous public lands. It is the goal of Ben Greenberg’s upcoming book and planned show of photographs at The Center at Belvidere, Natural Public Lands of Virginia, to celebrate that remarkable diversity and its benefits found in every corner of the state. Ben will give a walking tour of his Virginia Natural Public Lands photos displayed. Free and open to all.

About the Artist:

Ben Greenberg is a lifelong resident of Virginia. He has photographed scenic vistas in Virginia, the mid-Atlantic area and many locations in the United States for more than fifty years, the last forty-five as a professional photographer. His carefully crafted images have won local and national awards and competitions. Ben's photographs have been exhibited in numerous individual and group shows, featured in diverse publications and purchased by thousands of Virginians.

Ben's first photography book, Natural Virginia, celebrates the natural beauty of Virginia with 122 panoramic landscape photographs from throughout the state. Natural Virginia highlights dedicated state organizations committed to preserving Virginia's fragile environment for future generations. It is dedicated to all who take pleasure in these scenic locations. A veteran photography teacher and lecturer for camera clubs, OLLI, the Charlottesville Photography Initiative,and other organizations, Ben has two websites showcasing his landscape and wildlife images: www.bengreenberg.com and www.naturalvirginiabook.com.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

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Stories Behind the Photos with Ben Greenberg

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Stretch Your Imagination - Bracelets - morning

Stretch Your Imagination - Bracelets - morning

Monday, January 10, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years and is excited to share with you how to make a one or two strand memory wire bracelet or a stretch bracelet. Learn about memory wire and have fun combining beads and leather to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet that will fit most anyone. 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: 5

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Stretch Your Imagination - Bracelets - morning

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Advanced Beginners Guitar Class

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class

Monday, January 10, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays, January 10-March 7 (will not meet January 17), 1:00-2:00 pm - Register below

If you can play a few guitar chords and strum, this class is for you!  In this class you will learn more advanced chords, fingerpicking and strum patterns while having funs and with familiar songs. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. BYOG (bring your own guitar!) This class is open to all! Prime members free; Standard members $64; Guests $96

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Advanced Beginners Guitar Class

Prime Members (Adv. Guitar) $0.00
Standard Members (Adv. Guitar) $64.00
Guests (Adv. Guitar) $96.00
Stretch your Imagination - Bracelets

Stretch your Imagination - Bracelets

Monday, January 10, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years and is excited to share with you how to make a one or two strand memory wire bracelet or a stretch bracelet. Learn about memory wire and have fun combining beads and leather to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet that will fit most anyone. 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: 3

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Stretch your Imagination - Bracelets

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beginners Guitar Lessons

Beginners Guitar Lessons

Monday, January 10, 2022 | 2:15pm-3:15pm

Mondays, January 10-March 7 (8 weeks) (no class on January 17)

It’s not too late to learn a new instrument! If you’ve never touched a guitar or only know that it has strings, this class is for you! It’s also a good refresher if you played many moons ago and might need a do over. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. It’s BYOG (bring your own guitar!) Open to Center members. Prime members free;   week Standard members- $64. Guests $96. Space is limited. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Beginners Guitar Lessons

Prime Members (Beg. Guitar) $0.00
Standard Members (Beg. Guitar) $64.00
Guests (Beg. Guitar) $96.00

SHOPPING AT SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Enjoy the opportunity to spend the day at the open-air Short Pump Mall in Richmond. You can shop for after-Christmas discounts, enjoy a long, leisurely lunch, or create a masterpiece at Color Me Mine painting and pottery studio. Lunch on your own at The Mall. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

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SHOPPING AT SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER

Member $40.00
guest $60.00
Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about the famous Mary Cassatt. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use this American impressionist’s painting style as a reference and add your personal creative touch! Class fee: Prime Members free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Thursdays Around 5

Thursdays Around 5

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 5:04pm-7:00pm

Enjoy FREE live performances that showcase area musicians! Weather permitting, these events are held outdoors, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the music moves to auditorium. Advance registration is requested via the button below.

 
"Thursdays Around 5" is on hiatus in December, but please look for the many other musical events happening at The Center!
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Thursdays Around 5

Ken Farmer and the Authenticators
African American Authors Book Club (ONLINE)

African American Authors Book Club (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Second Thursday of each month - WILL NOT NEET IN DECEMBER

This event is now ONLINE

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

January 13 My Monticello by Jocelyn Johnson   

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://virginia.zoom.us/j/92668753609?pwd=T1FYTUxjWmFXZExaRTVnTEdIdnpEZz09

Meeting ID: 926 6875 3609
Passcode: 694623
 
 
 

  

Open to all.

Location: Online

Great Songs and Songwriters

Great Songs and Songwriters

Friday, January 14, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Fridays, January 14-February 18 (6 weeks), 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Come and revisit song hits from the 1940’s through the present.  We’ll listen to, and analyze what makes these songs memorable, both lyrically and musically.  Rogers and Hart, Lionel Ritchie, Taylor Swift, and so many other songwriters will be included. Join local musician, music teacher and songwriter Mike D’Antoni for commentary and discussion on what makes a great song great!

Open to all. Free for Prime members; $30 for Standard members; Guests $48. Registration required below:

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

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Great Songs and Songwriters

Prime Members $0.00
Standard Members $30.00
Guests $48.00
Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

3rd Tuesday of each month

Free and open to all.  

 

ELDER LAW WILL NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

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Learning From the Masters - Frida Kahlo

Learning From the Masters - Frida Kahlo

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use Kahlo’s folk-art style as a reference and add your personal creative touch! Class fee: Prime Members free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Learning From the Masters - Frida Kahlo

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Energy Clinic Lunch and Learn

Energy Clinic Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Did you know you may be eligible to receive thousands of dollars’ worth of energy-efficiency products & services with LEAP, Dominion, and the City of Charlottesville? And the income threshold may be higher than you expect. For example, the qualifying income level for seniors is $112,680. The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) wants to help homeowners and renters save money, save energy, and help the planet by accessing this public funding. Join C3’s Residential Climate and Equity Program Manager Latricia Giles for an energy clinic lunch and learn at The Center. Free and open to all. Register by emailing Latricia no later than January 11th.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Natural Public Lands of Virginia with Ben Greenberg

Natural Public Lands of Virginia with Ben Greenberg

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

Ben Greenberg’s photographs of landscapes, wildlife and nature provide a journey through the national parks, nature preserves, and local parks protected and preserved for current and future generations. An award-winning photographer and author, Ben will give a classroom presentation where you can here stories on the history and development of some of his works, and observe firsthand what makes Virginia the beautiful state we can all enjoy. Free and open to all. 

About the Artist:

Ben Greenberg is a lifelong resident of Virginia. He has photographed scenic vistas in Virginia, the mid-Atlantic area and many locations in the United States for more than fifty years, the last forty-five as a professional photographer. His carefully crafted images have won local and national awards and competitions. Ben's photographs have been exhibited in numerous individual and group shows, featured in diverse publications and purchased by thousands of Virginians.

Ben's first photography book, Natural Virginia, celebrates the natural beauty of Virginia with 122 panoramic landscape photographs from throughout the state. Natural Virginia highlights dedicated state organizations committed to preserving Virginia's fragile environment for future generations. It is dedicated to all who take pleasure in these scenic locations. A veteran photography teacher and lecturer for camera clubs, OLLI, the Charlottesville Photography Initiative,and other organizations, Ben has two websites showcasing his landscape and wildlife images: www.bengreenberg.com and www.naturalvirginiabook.com

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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Natural Public Lands of Virginia with Ben Greenberg

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These Honored Dead - Talk and Book Signing

These Honored Dead - Talk and Book Signing

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Retired Army Chaplain, Colonel Joel P. Jenkins describes his experiences as he officiated at the first two Memorial Services conducted in the Pentagon after 9/11, and his support of the survivors. Stories from Chaplain Jenkins’ service in Iraq, on the staff of General Martin Dempsey, and from his tenure as the Rear Detachment chaplain for the 82nd Airborne Division are also included. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 45

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These Honored Dead - Talk and Book Signing

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Cooking Demo - Fiesta Foods

Cooking Demo - Fiesta Foods

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Spice up your day with a fiesta of a cooking demo from the UVA Dietetic Interns! Learn how to make a dipping trio of guacamole, salsa, and queso. These appetizers are great on their own, together, or paired with a Mexican dish and are an easy addition to any meal or potluck. Recipes include fresh ingredients that will brighten up this winder month. Members only, free. Space limited. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

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Cooking Demo - Fiesta Foods

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Writing a Debut Novel

Writing a Debut Novel

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Elaine Ruggieri, former Vice President of Public Relations at UVA Darden School has written a variety of non-fiction articles and features over the past 25 years. Her recently completed debut novel “Retreat at St. Jerome’s” began as a short story in 2004. Come hear Elaine’s story about how she began and finished this book that explores romance, religion, and real life. Elaine will also answer any questions you may have about writing in general. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Writing a Debut Novel

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Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A Appointments

Tuesday, January 25, 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

Learning from the Masters - Lee Krasner

Learning from the Masters - Lee Krasner

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

There are four separate classes offered. You must sign up for each class individually.

Join artist Jan Settle for a little art history & lots of fun painting time as you learn about painter Lee Krasner, pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. With Jan’s instruction & assistance, you will use Krasner’s style as a reference and add your personal creative touch! Class fee: Prime Members free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members $15.00 per weekly class. Materials fee $15.00 for all for each class, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Learning from the Masters - Lee Krasner

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Wise Women Connect

Wise Women Connect

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:30am-12:00pm

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

Seats available: 10

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Wise Women Connect

RSVP $0.00
Second-Wind Band

Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:45am-12:45pm

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS, COME JOIN US!  All ability levels are welcome, with director's approval. 

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Thursday, January 27, 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. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Basics of Watercolor for Beginners

Friday, January 28, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Every Friday for four weeks, from January 28th to February 18th

Learning watercolor is really fun when someone shows you how to avoid the trouble spots along the way. Artist Jane Skafte promises to make the exercises easy and rewarding in this introductory class. Each week will cover a new topic and technique. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 40.00, Guests 55.00. Please purchase the supplies below for class:

Materials:

  • A pad or block cold press watercolor paper (140lb, size 12″ x 16″)
  • Pencil
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints 
  • A water container
  • Paper towels or a rag
    • Winsor & Newton Cotman Sketchers’ Pocket Box or individual colors
  • Round synthetic brush (size 6 + 10)
  • Flat synthetic brush 1"
  • Liner or rigger brush
  • Masking fluid
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Small Spray bottle

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Basics of Watercolor for Beginners

Guests $55.00
Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Beading 101 with Charlotte

Beading 101 with Charlotte

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Center Member Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years. Join Charlotte for Beading 101 class, where she will talk about beading and how to work with beads to create lovely projects. Prime Members: Free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Beading 101 with Charlotte

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Acting Shakespeare Monologues

Acting Shakespeare Monologues

Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursdays, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th - 4 weeks

Shakespeare’s writing is a treasure trove of poetic language and great understanding of our humanity. Learn how to read, memorize, and present Shakespeare’s monologues, which he wrote for actors. Larry Goldstein is a co-founder of Live Arts Theater in Charlottesville, actor and playwright. Boomie Pedersen is the artistic director of The Hamner Theater and has an MFA in Theater Pedagogy. They have directed and acted in numerous Shakespearean productions. All welcome. $50.00 for all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

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Acting Shakespeare Monologues

Members and guests fee $50.00

FULL TEA EXPERIENCE

Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 9:30am-3:30pm

 Join us for a delightful full English tea experience at Miss Minerva’s Team Room & Gifts in Downtown Culpeper, VA. You will select your choice of flavor for an endless pot of tea. A selection of scones with house-made cream and jam, tea sandwiches and savories, and assorted petit desserts will complement your full tea service. There will be time to shop in the gift shop for a variety of teas, cups and saucers, kettles and cozies, and assorted tea service items.

Price includes full tea and pastry service, as well as tax and gratuity. 

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Warrenton, VA

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FULL TEA EXPERIENCE

Member $78.00
Guest $98.00
Self Defense for Seniors

Self Defense for Seniors

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

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. Handouts included. Cost: Prime Members free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests, $15.00. Register here.

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: 14

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Self Defense for Seniors

Guests $15.00
Prime and Standard Members $0.00

RIVERSIDE CENTER - Camelot

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 9:30am-6:30pm

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of The Round Table.  His ideals are tested when his lovely queen, Guinevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance. This is a Lerner and Lowe’s award-winning, soaring musical based on T.H. White’s novel.  Health and safety protocols required by the Commonweatlh will be in effect.

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

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RIVERSIDE CENTER - Camelot

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00

Odyssey Cherry Blossom Cruise

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 8:00am-5:30pm

Join us as we set sail on the Potomac River aboard the glass-enclosed “ODYSSEY’’,  a one-level glass- enclosed-ship.  The Odyssey, sailing under historic bridges, will travel past Washington, DC’s greatest landmarks such as The Jefferson Memorial.  A three-course lunch is included along with live entertainment.

Open to all.

Location: Potomac River

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Odyssey Cherry Blossom Cruise

Member $160.00
Guest $180.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, April 14, 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

Costa Brava, Spain 2022

April 22-30, 2022

Our trip to Costa Brava, Spain is Sold out. 

A perfect location to day-trip the beauty and history of Spain. This property is perfectly located to allow for a 10-minute walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants. *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air, all meals, gratuities, and 5 day-trips. Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org or 434-974-6538 to reserve your spot today! A valid passport is required. Travel Protection is additional and suggested. Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: Costa Brava, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Portugal 2022

May 20-28, 2022

This trip 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

The Quarry Gardens at Schuyler

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 9:00am-5:00pm

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

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's 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 additional and suggested. 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

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 additional and suggested.  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

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Tuscany 2022

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