Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (January)

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (January)

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

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

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

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

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (January)

Standard Members (January) $36.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

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

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

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

Standard Members (January) $15.00
Standard Members (January) $15.00
Basic Hatha Yoga

Basic Hatha Yoga

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Basic Hatha Yoga

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

Tai Chi (January)

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

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

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

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

REGISTER BELOW .

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (January)

Standard Members (January) $36.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 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 (January) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (January) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (on-site)

Primetime Fitness (on-site)

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 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 (January) $38.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday Art Group (On site)

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 9:30am-11:30am

Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 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 (January) $30.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
NEW!  Pinochle

NEW! Pinochle

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 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, January 21, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Water Workout at ACAC

Water Workout at ACAC

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 10:25am-11:20am

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

 

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: ACAC Albemarle Square

Balance with Beth (January)

Balance with Beth (January)

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

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

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance with Beth (January)

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

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE (January)

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

Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE (January)

Standard and Prime Members (January) $0.00
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (January 21)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (January 21)

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

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

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits.  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.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (January 21)

RSVP (January 21)
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

RSVP for this event online

Writing a Debut Novel

RSVP
Great Songs and Songwriters

Great Songs and Songwriters

Friday, January 21, 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: 3

Pay for this event online

Great Songs and Songwriters

Prime Members $0.00
Standard Members $30.00
Guests $48.00
Hat Felting

Hat Felting

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 12:00pm-4:30pm

Warm head, happy head! In this wet felting class you will make a lovely, warm, stylish hat (some color choices are shown). Some wet felting experience is helpful, but not required. Bring an apron, 2 bath towels, and some upper body muscle. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests, $15.00. Materials fee $30.00 for everyone, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:45pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-1:45pm

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

EMAIL instructor CELIA PFAUTZ for inquiries.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Celia Pfautz ckpfautz@gmail.com

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 12:15pm-2:00pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-2:00pm

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

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

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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

Open to members but first time guests are welcome.  

No registration is necessary.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

American Mah Jongg (Fridays)

American Mah Jongg (Fridays)

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays, 1:00-4:00 pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 1:45pm-4:15pm

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, January 21, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Bingo at The Center

Bingo at The Center

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to view the Jan-Mar 2022 hike schedule.

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

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Silver Swans Ballet II (January)

Silver Swans Ballet II (January)

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet II (January)

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

Poker

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 11:00am-3:00pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

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

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

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event 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, January 24, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

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

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

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

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

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (on-site)

Standard Members (January) $30.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Member Social (offsite)

Member Social (offsite)

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Mondays, 12 noon

This group currently meets offsite for lunch each Monday at different restaurants. For information on the dining location each week, contact Margaret Dryer or Berta Hysell

Members only.

Location: The Center

Silver Swans Ballet I (January)

Silver Swans Ballet I (January)

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet I (January)

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

Chess

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 12:30pm-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

English Country Dance

English Country Dance

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

Mondays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Have you ever wanted to play one of the oldest games in the world? If you know how to play Rummy, you can easily learn Chinese Mah Jongg. No card. No hands to memorize. Come and check it out. Learn the traditions of an ancient culture and appreciate the subtle nuances of the game.  THIS PROGRAM IS CURRNENTLY FULL. IF INTERESTED IN PLAYING, PLEASE CONTACT Bonnie Morton TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

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

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

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

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (January) $30.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
Advanced Beginners Guitar Class

Advanced Beginners Guitar Class

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

SO SORRY! THIS CLASS IS FULL. WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN ANOTHER CLASS WILL BE HELD.

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

Strengthen Your Health and Life - New!

Strengthen Your Health and Life - New!

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 1:45pm-2:45pm

Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January 10, 1:45-2:45 pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Strengthen Your Health and Life - New!

Prime Members (January) $0.00
Standard Members (January) $35.00
Beginners Guitar Lessons

Beginners Guitar Lessons

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 2:15pm-3:15pm

SORRY! THIS CLASS IS FULL!

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; Standard members- $64. Guests $96. Space is limited. Please register below.

Are you looking for an advanced beginner class? Click here

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Stretch Your Limits - New!

Stretch Your Limits - New!

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 2:45pm-3:45pm

Mondays, beginning January 10, 2:45-3:45 pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stretch Your Limits - New!

Prime Members (January)
Standard Members (January) $25.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 8:30am-8:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (T,Th)

Standard Members (December) $15.00
Standard Members (January) $15.00
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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Whist

Whist

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginners Tap Class (January)

Beginners Tap Class (January)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Beginners Tap Class (January)

Prime members (January) $0.00
Standard Members (January) $40.00
Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

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

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

Register below. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Standard Members (January) $30.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Wise Women Connect

Wise Women Connect

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

Meets fourth Tuesday of every month

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

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

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

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

 

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Standard members per month (January) $30.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
Stretch for Balance and Strength (January)

Stretch for Balance and Strength (January)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Tuesdays, 11:45pm-12:45pm

Sorry, the December class is full.  Please check back at the end of the month to register for the January class.

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

Pay for this event online

Stretch for Balance and Strength (January)

RSVP Members (January)
Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 12:30pm-3:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginning Spanish

Beginning Spanish

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

WILL MEET ONLINE JANUARY 11

Tuesdays, 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

Prime and standard members $0.00
Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 1:15pm-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE Lessons (8 weeks)
November 9-January 4 (will not meet December 28)

Next series of lessons (8 weeks): Tuesdays, January 18- March 8, 1:15-3:15 pm

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

Pay for this event online

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Prime Members (Jan. 18-March 8) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (Jan. 18-March 8) $80.00
Cardio Strength - New!

Cardio Strength - New!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 1:15pm-2:15pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 4, 1:15–2:15 pm 
This class with instructor Morgan Steele uses a variety of equipment to increase endurance, strength, and core stability.

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Cardio Strength - New!

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

Karaoke in The Atrium

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month 

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

 

No registration necessary. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Advanced Beginner Spanish

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 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

WILL MEET ONLINE JANUARY 11

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
Core Stability - New!

Core Stability - New!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 2:15pm-3:15pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning January 4, 2:15-3:15pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Core Stability - New!

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

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 3:15pm-4:30pm

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

WILL MEET ONLINE JANUARY 11

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, January 25, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Standard Members (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Standard Members (January) $25.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

New Time! Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Boot Camp

Prime members free (January) $0.00
Standard members (January) $30.00
Guests (January) $45.00
Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (January)

Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (January)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 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 (January)

Standard Members (January) $35.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

AA Closed Big Book Women's Group

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

Tuesdays,  6:307:30 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to view the Jan-March 2022 hike schedule.

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

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 9:30am-11:30am

Wednesdays, 9:30 am-11:30am

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

 

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 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

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (January) $0.00
Senior Fitness

Senior Fitness

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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

REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness

Standard and Prime Members (January) $0.00
Luncheon at The Center - CANCELLED FOR JANUARY

Luncheon at The Center - CANCELLED FOR JANUARY

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

4th Wednesday of every month , 11:30am - 12:30pm

As positivity numbers in C'ville and Omicron outbreaks continue to rise, the January 26 Luncheon at The Center has been cancelled.  We'll let you know when a decision is made regarding the February luncheon.  We look forward to gathering together again for fun, food and fellowship.  In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 12:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

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

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

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ruth Walker (434) 295-1435

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Maintaining a Healthy Brain

Maintaining a Healthy Brain

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mental health counselor Jessica Eure discusses lifestyle factors that influence brain health. Find out the latest in aging brain research, and factors that contribute to cognitive decline. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Maintaining a Healthy Brain

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American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois at mrabois@icloud.com

Scrabble

Scrabble

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays,1:00pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

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

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Foam Rolling Class - New!

Foam Rolling Class - New!

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL! 

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, starting January 5  

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

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

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

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

 

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

Members only.

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

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 9:00am-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Wilson

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am

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

This is an Open meeting.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Crafts DIY

Crafts DIY

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 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 (January)

Tap Lessons - Intermediate (January)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

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

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

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tap Lessons - Intermediate (January)

Standard Members (January) $40.00
Prime Members (January) $0.00
The Joy of Acting

The Joy of Acting

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Note: This class has been rescheduled, and will begin on January 27th. Thank you.

Thursdays, January 27th - February 17th (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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

 Tap Lessons- Advanced (January)

Tap Lessons- Advanced (January)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

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

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Lessons- Advanced (January)

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

Unwind Yoga (January)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Yoga to Unwind

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

Suggested supplies: Hand and Bath towel 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Unwind Yoga (January)

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

Sheepshead

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 12:00pm-2:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: Online

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NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (January) $25.00
Prime members (January) $0.00
Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

On-Site Classes for Apple Device owners and beginners.

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

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Apple/Mac Users Group

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Backgammon

Backgammon

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

African Drumming Class

African Drumming Class

Thursday, January 27, 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

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International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fitness Room Orientation (January 27)

Fitness Room Orientation (January 27)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:45pm

2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, 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 3 people per session. This class is also taught on 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:00pm.

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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Basics of Watercolor for Beginners

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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss - NEW CLASS!

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss - NEW CLASS!

Friday, January 28, 2022 | 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, January 28 - April 1 (10 weeks), 3:00pm-4:30pm.

This group is facilitated by a licensed professional.  It is geared toward people still adjusting to loss after a year or more, who are now feeling "stuck" and in need of additional support in re-establishing personal contacts, connections, and a sense of purpose in life. The focus is on life rather than death, positive thinking, and self-determined action rather than "cure".  It will be part education, part support, and will include both tears and laughter. Please call the Hospice of the Piedmont Bereavement Care Services 434-817-6915 for inquiries and to register. Space is limited. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Note: this class was originally scheduled for Jan. 11th and is now on Feb. 1st.

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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Second-Wind Band

Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, February 1, 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

The Good Life Series

The Good Life Series

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

Tuesday, February 1  
Organizing, Downsizing and Moving Into Your Forever Home - Part 1 – Learn what you need to know about decluttering and organization, downsizing and move management, and staging your home for sale.
 
Tuesday, March 1
Organizing, Downsizing and Moving Into Your Forever Home - Part 2 Find out what you need to know about preparing your home for sale. What repairs should you consider to increase the value of your home? What I do I want in my new home?
 
Tuesday, April 5
The Importance of Movement, Balance, Strength and Exercise as We Age with Pete Cross, Fitness Specialist, and Alex Waltrip, Fitness Coordinator.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Good Life Series

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Singles Schmooze (Offsite)

Singles Schmooze (Offsite)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 12:00pm-2:00pm

Every other Tuesday 12:00PM - 2:00PM

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

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt - pm

Learning from the Masters - Mary Cassatt - pm

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

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 - pm

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (February 1)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (February 1)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 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.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (February 1)

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Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, February 2, 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

Italian Cello Sonatas

Italian Cello Sonatas

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 10:15am-11:30am

Center members are invited to attend the February performance of the Wednesday Music Club. Italian Cello Sonatas will be presented by Adam Carter on cello.

For Center members. Please register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Italian Cello Sonatas

RSVP (Prime and Standard members) $0.00
Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, February 2, 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:                    

February 2         Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

March 2             The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

April 6               My Brilliant Friend     by Elena Ferrante

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

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: 4

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Beading 101 with Charlotte

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Recorder Lessons (February)

Recorder Lessons (February)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

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

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

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

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Recorder Lessons (February)

Prime Members (February) $0.00
Standard members and guests (February) $25.00
First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Thursday, February 3, 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

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 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 - Evenings (February 3)

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (February 3)

Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:15pm

The January 20 class is full.  

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5:00pm-6:15pm 

This program is also offered at 3:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

Make the most of your work out through this hands-on class with experienced personal trainers 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 3 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

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Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (February 3)

RSVP (February 3) $0.00
Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, February 3, 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

The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 10:45am-12:45pm

One of only two Virginia-based New Horizons Band Project (NHBP) bands, a project that promotes lifelong learning through music and boasts over 100 bands, this 22-member jazz ensemble is under the direction of 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

Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

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

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
Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

The Center Council Meeting

The Center Council Meeting

Monday, February 7, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Online

Money and You

Money and You

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

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

Free and open to all. Please register below.

 
Tuesday, February 8, 10:00am-11:30am
Our own worst enemy.
Investment returns and investor returns are different things. Jorgen Vik will lead a discussion on how our emotions may get the better of us when we invest. 
 
Tuesday, March 8, 10:00am-11:30am
Is fund investing for you? Jorgen Vik will discuss various types of fund investing like mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, index funds.
 
Tuesday, April 12, 10:00am-11:30am
Retirement account rules confusion. IRAs, 403(b)s, 401(k)s, 457s, SEP IRAs, Roth IRAs, Inherited IRAs. QCD, RMD. Jorgen Vik will decipher the various retirement accounts and discuss tax rules.
 
 
* 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 (February 8)
Paper Crafting with Diane

Paper Crafting with Diane

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Every second Tuesday of the month, Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting experience to help you create cards and other novelties.

Daffodils in Bloom!

Four lovely daffodil cards await. Use them for any number of occasions. See you in class!

 Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $15.  Materials fee: $10.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

Paper Crafting with Diane

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Burley Restoration - Conversation and Book Signing

Burley Restoration - Conversation and Book Signing

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

In the fall of 1951, the Jackson P. Burley High School was built for African American students. Dreams of an equal education were beginning to come true for the students and their parents who had fought hard and prayed for this opportunity. Join Lucille Smith, author of, “Unforgettable: Jackson P. Burley High School 1951-1967” as she shares some of the rich family histories of the students and their families - including that of her husband, Rauzelle, a 1966 graduate. Additional members of the Burley Varsity Club, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the legacy and memory of Burley High School, will also share their experiences and ongoing restoration projects that bring different groups in the Charlottesville community together. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 38

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Burley Restoration - Conversation and Book Signing

RSVP $0.00
Medicare 101 (February 9)

Medicare 101 (February 9)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Medicare 101 (February 9)

RSVP (February 9)
Senior Statesmen of Virginia (online)

Senior Statesmen of Virginia (online)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

The January meeting will be online only.  

January 12: Medical Marijuana and Adult Use in Virginia ... All the Details

Ngiste Abebe, Vice President of Public Policy at Columbia Care, one of the nation’s leading cannabis companies, presents a two-part program that looks at both the medical marijuana program and decriminalized adult use. She will provide an analysis of the current state of each topic as well what issues and problems still need to be addressed. Free and open to all. Preregistration is required here.

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Move for Health (onsite and online)

Move for Health (onsite and online)

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

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

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

Thursday, January 13 - Pain Science for your Body and Your Mind

Thursday, February 10 - What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk for Falls?

 

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 (February 10)
Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

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

The January 13 meeting will be online. Emily Peron with VCU will be the guest speaker.

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Thursdays Around 5

Thursdays Around 5

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 5:01pm-7:00pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere’s own answer to Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five.  These performances seek to showcase area musicians and provide another opportunity for the Charlottesville music-loving community to hear some favorite bands or be introduced to new ones. Events will be held outside weather permitting. Free and open to all. Advance registration is requested via the button below.

Academical Village People
Thursday, February 10, 5:02-7:00 pm
The award-winning and world-traveling Academical Village People was founded in 1993 by a group of guys who thought “hey, this a cappella stuff is pretty sweet, but let’s have a little more fun with it.” The group embraces the importance of both quality vocals and entertaining performances while never taking themselves too seriously. 
Food Truck: Black Jack's Mobile Soul Food Kitchen
 
Michael Clem
Thursday, March 10, 5:01-7:00 pm
For over 30 years, Michael Clem has been playing bass, singing, and writing songs for the national touring act he co-founded, Eddie from Ohio. Since relocating to Charlottesville, he’s established quite a foothold in the musical scene.  FOOD TRUCK – FireFly
 
Ken Farmer and the Authenticators
Thursday, March 24, 5:02-7:00 pm
Join this four member band for some classic blues, country and rock. You can sway in your seat or dance the night away. Ken Farmer – guitar and lead vocals; Rob Martin - lead Guitar and vocals; Frank Cain – drums; Preston Wallech - bass guitar. Food Truck – Bavarian Chef
 
John Kelly
Thursday, April 14, 5:03-7:00 pm
John Kelly is a Charlottesville-based singer-songwriter with more than two decades of solo acoustic performing experience. He began his music career in his native Connecticut and played regularly there and in New York City before moving to Charlottesville. John has become known for his soulful voice and insightful original songs. Food Truck – Black Jack’s Mobile Soul Food Kitchen
 
JRB Band
Thursday, April 28, 5:04-7:00 pm
Jim Richardson (guitar/vocals), Jerry Kelly (guitar/banjo/vocals) and Bryan McKenzie (bass/vocals) bring you a bluesy blend of subdued subversive folk-influenced Americana rock with originals that pay homage to The Byrds, Bob Dylan, and Warren Zevon.  Food Truck - Raclette on the Run
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Thursdays Around 5

Academical Village People (Feb. 10)
Michael Clem (March 10)
Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting - Online

Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting - Online

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

2nd Thursday of each month

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

THE FEBRUARY MEETING WILL BE ONLINE - PLEASE CONTACT GERRY BISHOP FOR INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN.

February 10: “Old and New” - The photos entered into this competition will show a juxtaposition of old and new objects and concepts.

March 10: “Arches” - The photos entered into this competition will show arches and arch-like shapes, both in nature and in buildings or other human-made objects

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

Members only.

Location: Online

African American Authors Book Club (online)

African American Authors Book Club (online)

Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Second Thursday of each month 

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

February 10: 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

Felt a Valentine

Felt a Valentine

Friday, February 11, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Felt a sweet lovable mouse or owl and a puffed heart for you or your Valentine. Donna Markey. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $15.00, Guests $20.00.  Materials fee $12.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Felt a Valentine

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, February 14, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

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

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

 

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

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

History

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 9:30am-11:00am

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

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

NOTE: The Alzheimer’s Association announced last week they are moving all of their support groups to a virtual format.  Below is the Zoom link to the meeting. Each Month the link will stay the same for this meeting.

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. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://alz-org.zoom.us/j/93387103344?pwd=bzkwakVMZ2xaeXZsYzdvbklYNVZEdz09 

Meeting ID: 933 8710 3344
Passcode: 433773

To join by phone:  833-548-0282 (US Toll-free)

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

RSVP (February 15)
Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

3rd Tuesday of each month

Free and open to all. 

 
Tuesday, February 15
 Age-ism in Medical Settings – Now that you’re older, maybe a bit slower, have some hearing loss or other deficits, are YOU being treated fairly by medical providers?  How big is this problem and what can you do to make your voice hear?
 
Tuesday, March 15, 10:00-11:30 am
Estate Planning - A Look at Trusts – We’ll explore some the myriad types of trusts one might make. What they do, and what they DON’T do. What are some of the tax implications. Who needs one and why would you want one?
 
Tuesday, April 19, 10:00-11:30 am
FREE BRITNEY!” And Other Famous People Under Guardian/Conservatorship – There are more and more cases like this, allegedly “abusive” conservators or guardians. Why is it happening? Most importantly, how do you prevent it from happening to you.
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Elder Law with Doris Gelbman

RSVP (February 15)
Intro to Acrylic Painting - am

Intro to Acrylic Painting - am

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 10:00am-12:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Intro to Acrylic Painting - am

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Intro to Acrylic Painting - pm

Intro to Acrylic Painting - pm

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Intro to Acrylic Painting - pm

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am
 
Free and open to all. Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing. Please register if attending on-sit

 

 
Wednesday, February 16, 10:00-11:00 am  
New Technology in Hearing Aids
The hearing aid world is a confusing and exciting one! Did you know that some hearing aids are now waterproof, can have Bluetooth and can communicate directly with your TV and/or cell phone?  Whether you’ve been wearing hearing aids for years or just learning about what could work for you, please join us to learn more.
 
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 - February 16)
Welcome Wednesday

Welcome Wednesday

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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. Health and safety protocols required by the Commonwealth will be in effect.

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

Activity Level:  Easy

Open to all.

Location: Culpeper, VA

Pay for this event online

Full Tea Experience

Member $78.00
Guest $98.00
Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners

Presentation by The Piedmont Master Gardeners

Monday, February 21, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Learn How to Start Flower and Vegetable Seeds Indoors Starting flowers and vegetables indoors from seed is easy, inexpensive, and satisfying. But if you're not familiar with seed-starting essentials, a lot can go wrong! Improve your success rate by learning from a Master Gardener who will teach basic seed starting techniques and demonstrate how seeds work, mistakes to avoid when starting seeds, tests and tricks for quick germination, how to care for seedlings once seeds have germinated.

To join in, click on this Zoom link a few minutes before 3 pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82896969243
      

Open to all.

Location: Online

Acting Shakespeare Monologues

Acting Shakespeare Monologues

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

Note: this class has been moved back one month from the orginally scheduled time, and now begins on March 3rd. Thank you.

Thursdays, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 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: 19

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Acting Shakespeare Monologues

Members and guests fee $50.00
Watercolor for Beginners/Intermediates

Watercolor for Beginners/Intermediates

Friday, March 4, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Four weeks, March 4 - 25th

Artist Jane Skafte promises to make the exercises easy and rewarding in this introductory class. Each week will cover a new topic and technique. This class is designed for absolute beginners, those who have tried watercolor, but “just made a big mess, and those with some watercolor experience, but don’t yet know how to create the effects you’ve admired in others’ watercolor paintings.  Prime Members: free, Standard Members, 40.00, Guests 55.00. 

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

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

Watercolor for Beginners/Intermediates

Guests $55.00
Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
Western Exploration History: Over the Mountains to the Sea

Western Exploration History: Over the Mountains to the Sea

Monday, March 7, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Mondays, March 7-April 4, 11:00am-12:30pm (5 sessions)

At the close of the American Revolution with Americans exercising their new freedoms, many were anxious to explore the new territories to the west. Many of the native people who supported the British knew they must make peace or relocate. This class will examine the who, how and where over the next 200 years. Join Dick Somers. Free for Center members; Guests $25. Registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Western Exploration History: Over the Mountains to the Sea

Prime and Standard members $0.00
Guests $25.00
Making Spice Blends - UVA Dietetic Interns

Making Spice Blends - UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

The theme for National Nutrition Month is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” The UVA Dieticians will introduce you to the flavors of various cultures by creating Indian, Italian and Adobo spice blends with you to take home and try on foods you make. Learn about the origins of the spices and foods they compliment. Also sample a bruschetta recipe. Members only, register in advance.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 21

Pay for this event online

Making Spice Blends - UVA Dietetic Interns

Standard Members and Guests $0.00
Global Flashpoints - Russia and Ukraine

Global Flashpoints - Russia and Ukraine

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

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

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

Seats available: 35

RSVP for this event online

Global Flashpoints - Russia and Ukraine

RSVP $0.00

Cyprus Presentation

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

The Travel Center Presents:  Cyprus

Learn more about our upcoming international trip to Cyprus, scheduled for  November 9 -19, 2022

Presented by: Claudia Hanna 

When: Thursday, March 10th, 11:30 AM

at The Center at Belvedere

540 Belvedere Blvd

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hummingbirds with Scott Karr (ONLINE)

Hummingbirds with Scott Karr (ONLINE)

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Scott Karr, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, will share his knowledge of the magical hummingbird. Learn about the seasonal species that reside in Virginia in the warmer months, and how to attract and care for them in this fun and fact filled presentation. Open to all.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88598199535

Meeting ID: 885 9819 9535

Open to all.

Location: Online

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: 7

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Self Defense for Seniors

Guests $15.00
Prime and Standard Members $0.00
Self Defense for Seniors - Evening

Self Defense for Seniors - Evening

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

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: 20

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Self Defense for Seniors - Evening

Guests $15.00
Prime and Standard Members $0.00
Birds of a Feather Felting

Birds of a Feather Felting

Friday, March 11, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Songbirds are busy this time of year. Come needle felt your own Bluebird, Chickadee, or both. Beginning needle felters welcome. Open to all. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $15.00, Guests $20.00. Donna Markey Materials fee $12.00 payable to the instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Birds of a Feather Felting

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Spring Birding

Spring Birding

Monday, March 14, 2022 | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Mondays, March 14- April 4, 1:30-2:30 pm (4 sessions)

Spring is the best time to see birds. Join Dick Somers as you explore breeding habits and birds that will pass through our area. Free and open to all. Please register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Spring Birding

RSVP $0.00
Paper Paintings with Jan Settle - am

Paper Paintings with Jan Settle - am

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

This is a three week class, from March 15-29th

Paper painting is a technique involving hand painted rice paper torn into small shapes adhered to a canvas to create a painting. Participants will choose from several reference photos and, using acrylic paint, stencils and brayers, will paint the rice paper and basic shapes from the photo directly onto the canvas. The whole collage-like process will take 3 class sessions for completion. Join the fun and create colorful works of art. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $20.00, Guests $40.00. Materials fee $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Paper Paintings with Jan Settle - am

Guests $40.00
Standard Members $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Paper Painting with Jan Settle - pm

Paper Painting with Jan Settle - pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

This is a three week class, from March 15-29th

Paper painting is a technique involving hand painted rice paper torn into small shapes adhered to a canvas to create a painting. Participants will choose from several reference photos and, using acrylic paint, stencils and brayers, will paint the rice paper and basic shapes from the photo directly onto the canvas. The whole collage-like process will take 3 class sessions for completion. Join the fun and create colorful works of art. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $20.00, Guests $40.00. Materials fee $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Paper Painting with Jan Settle - pm

Guests $40.00
Standard Members $20.00
Prime 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. Lunch is included.  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
Storytelling with Charmaine Crowell-White

Storytelling with Charmaine Crowell-White

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Four classes, from March 16th to April 6th 

Ever wanted to be a Storyteller?  This workshop will give you an opportunity to learn the storyteller’s skill by creating your own stories in an exciting and stimulating manner, so the listener is totally captivated, and their imaginations are fully involved. Charmaine Crowell-White is a graduate of San Jose University in San Jose, California. She is a History Interpreter.  Her education involves storytelling, poetry, drama workshops and lecture demonstrations covering various aspects of theater.  Charmaine will bring to the workshop her expertise for breathing life into a story using simple powerful language.

Prime Members free, Standard Members $20.00, Guests $30.00.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

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Storytelling with Charmaine Crowell-White

Guests $30.00
Standard Members $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - March

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - March

Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

We prepare extensively for weddings, moving, and other life occurrences. But when it comes to planning for our inevitable deaths, do we have our affairs in order? Dr. Richard Gallagher has created a comprehensive program that enables the successful facilitation of your estate. Learn what essential documents you will need and how to organize them all into one place. This process can save time, money, and reduce the grief associated with death. You will receive a binder with documents and information needed to begin this process. Dr. Gallagher has settled four estates, and has 23 years’ experience teaching law, personal finance and organization, and has served as the Chairman of the Business Department at two Universities. Participants must register by Friday, March 11th. Class materials fee: $12.00 for all, paid at registration.

Richard Gallagher is a retiree interested in helping others help themselves and their families with this presentation. He has offered this presentation several times with great success. Dr. Gallagher, a resident of Ruckersville for the last 24 years, is married with four grandchildren. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 21

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Getting Your Final Affairs in Order - March

Register $12.00
Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday, March 17, 6:00-7:30 pm

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

Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Medicare and Social Security Planning 101

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Global Economy and Markets: What's in Store for 2022?

Global Economy and Markets: What's in Store for 2022?

Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Thursday, March 17, 6:30-8:00 pm 

In this interactive session we review the global economy and markets. Topics covered include the latest economic and investment issues impacting consumers and what the future might hold in 2022 and beyond. Join Rodney Sullivan, Executive Director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Global Economy and Markets: What’s in Store for 2022?

RSVP $0.00

Shopping at Short Pump Center

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Enjoy the opportunity to spend the day at the open-air Short Pump Mall in Richmond. See what the spring fashion trends are, enjoy a long, leisurely lunch, or create a masterpiece at Color Me Mine painting and pottery studio. Lunch on your own at Town Center. 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 Center

Member $40.00
guest $60.00
Senior Golf Meeting

Senior Golf Meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Existing and new Senior Golf members are welcome to this meeting. There will be a guest speaker from Charlottesville Parks and Recreation to give an update on management changes and new policies at Meadowcreek Golf Course. As well, current health and safety measures will be addressed. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Senior Golf Meeting

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Iceland Presentation 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 11:00am-6:00pm

Iceland Presenation 

Bjorn Ruriksson and Pete Cross have been leading two-week tours of Iceland since 1978.  Join us as they share details about our upcoming trip to Iceland on August 22- September 1, 2022. Free and open to the community. 

Note: Two presentations - 11:00 am AND 6:00 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning 101

Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning 101

Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday, March 24, 6:00-7:30pm

In this session, find out how to use your retirement assets in a tax-efficient manner, how to generate an income stream for the rest of your life, how to plan for family members with special needs or extended care, and more! Presented by Kelly Gannon, ChSNC, CFP, Senior Financial Planner and Tracy Meade, CLTC, Financial Planner.

Free and open to all. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning 101

RSVP $0.00

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 $140.00
Guest $160.00
Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Continuing the Walk

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Join Center members Mary (Lakota heritage) and Mike (Potawatomi heritage) Wilson on Tuesdays in April for these enriching events about Native Peoples. Films about Native People and their history, culture and current relevant issues will be shown, followed by group discussions and Q & A. Come to deepen your understanding of Native people and their experiences and lives, debunking myths about Native people along the way. Free and open to all, register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Continuing the Walk

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Notes and Letters

Notes and Letters

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Wednesday, April 6, 10:00-11:30 am

Center members are invited to attend the April performance of the Wednesday Music Club. Notes and Letters features singers from the Charlottesville Opera.  For Center members; please register. (Please note there is a meet and greet at 10 am, Music Club business meeting at 10:15 am and performance at 10:30 am)

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Notes and Letters

Prime and standard members (RSVP) $0.00
Felting Bunnies

Felting Bunnies

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Choose your style of bunny in this fun needle felting class celebrating Spring. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form. No experience necessary. Prime Members free, Standard Members, $15.00, Guests, $20.00. Materials fee: $12.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Felting Bunnies

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
A Bomb Shelter Cafe

A Bomb Shelter Cafe

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Maggie Paxson’s Bomb Shelter Café is a sing-along event inspired by the collective music of embattled communities during the Second World War. A writer, anthropologist, and performer, Paxson holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from McGill University, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in anthropology, both from the University of Montreal. She performs as a singer with the Imperial Palms Orchestra, one of the East Coast's leading big bands, featuring music of the 1920s through the 1940s. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, writer, and historian Charles King. Free and open to all. 

About the Presenter:

Maggie Paxson is the author of The Plateau (Riverhead Books, 2019), which received the 2020 American Library in Paris Book Award for the "moral urgency of the questions it poses, for its ambitious efforts to connect France’s past to its present, for its big heart, poetic writing and genre-defying structure." The Plateau was described by Oprah magazine as "radiant" and by the Washington Post as "a loving combination of personal memoir, historical investigation, and philosophical meditation." A writer, anthropologist, and performer, Paxson is also the author of Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village (Woodrow Wilson Center/Indiana University Press, 2005), a study of magic, ritual, and social memory in the rural Russian north. Her essays have appeared in TIME, Washington Post Magazine, Wilson Quarterly, and Aeon. Fluent in Russian and French, she has worked in rural communities in northern Russia, the Caucasus, and upland France. Paxson holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from McGill University, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in anthropology, both from the University of Montreal. She performs as a singer with the Imperial Palms Orchestra, one of the East Coast's leading big bands, featuring music of the 1920s through the 1940s. She has also launched a series of participatory events that she calls “Bomb Shelter Cafés,” inspired by the music and collective art of embattled communities during the Second World War. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, writer and historian Charles King.

My instagram page (with some songs): https://www.instagram.com/bombsheltercafe/ ... like this one: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSh9LRng_5s/

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 35

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A Bomb Shelter Cafe

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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

Soul Expressions - Dance Party

Soul Expressions - Dance Party

Friday, April 15, 2022 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of crowd-pleasing songs and styles, from Motown from the 80’s and onward, with a few other gems thrown in to keep you on your feet. From the minute this dynamic party band takes the stage, you’ll realize that this is a group at the very top of their game. From their commanding stage presence to powerhouse singing and tight musicianship, Soul Expressions knows how to have a good time – and makes sure that everyone in the audience does, too. Bring your dancing shoes and boogie down at The Center with us! Fee: $10 per person at the door.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Soul Expressions - Dance Party

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Birding  (Onsite and Offsite)

Birding (Onsite and Offsite)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

This is a two part event - Wednesday, April 20th at The Center and Saturday, April 23rd at Foxhaven Farm at 7am (directions below).

Local artist, musician and devoted birder Tim O’Kane is inviting anyone interested to participate in this year’s Spring National Bird Count at Foxhaven Farm (directions on website) on Saturday, April 23rd at 7am (the early birder catches the bird!). Tim has done many of these bird counts over the years and is looking forward to sharing this exciting and fun adventure with you. Previous knowledge or experience is not necessary, just a desire to learn about birds. Everyone who is interested should also attend the Wednesday meeting at The Center to learn about being a citizen scientist and how to document the sightings for both Audubon and Cornell Ornithology Labs.  Free and open to all, register in advance.

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

Foxhaven Farm, from US-250West and US 29South:

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

Open to all.

Location: Onsite and Offsite (Foxhaven Farm)

Seats available: 30

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Birding (Onsite and Offsite)

RSVP $0.00

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

Virginia International Tattoo 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022 | 9:00am-8:00pm

Travel with us to Norfolk, VA for an entertaining inspiring day at the Scope Arena for the 2022 Virginia International Tattoo with an all-new international cast, a musical tribute to “March King” John Phillip Sousa, military bands and singers, massed pipes and drums, dancers and precision drill teams.    The Tattoo celebrates its 25th Anniversary with this awe-inspiring show.  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Norfolk

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Virginia International Tattoo 2022

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00

Greenbrier Bunker Tour 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 8:00am-6:00pm

The secret is out! The declassified Bunker at The Greenbrier is a must-see experience that takes you behind the scenes and walks you through a fascinating period in the resort's history. Carved deep into the mountainside is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. Once a top-secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, The Bunker is now open to anyone interested in reliving a legendary piece of The Greenbrier history. Bunker Tours provides a unique and in-depth look behind the hidden doors and lets you explore an aspect of The Greenbrier that no other resort can claim.  Lunch on your own. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Activity Level: Active. Considerable walking and ability to navigate stairs.

No cameras, electronic equipment or cell phones are permitted. No items of concealment-backpacks, tote bags, purses, etc. (Items may be secured with The Bunker office.)  

Open to all.

Location: White Sulphur Springs WV

Seats available: 25

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Greenbrier Bunker Tour 2022

Member $89.00
Guest $109.00

Portugal 2022

May 20-28, 2022

We have ONE room available  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

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The Quarry Gardens at Schuyler

Member $50.00
Guest $70.00
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

Iceland 2022

Iceland 2022

August 22-1, 2022

Please join our Iceland Presentation Thursday, March 24th at 11:00 AM or 6:00 PM to learn more about this exciting trip with Bjorn Ruriksson 

 

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

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

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

Highly active trip with hiking, walking, and climbing stairs. A valid Passport is required. Travel Protection is available. 

Member Price - Double Per Person - 5950

Member Price - Single 7090

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Seats available: 25

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Iceland 2022

Deposit $1,000.00
Tuscany 2022

Tuscany 2022

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

We have three departures for a week stay in Tuscany:

Week 1:  September 30 - October 8, 2022

Week 2:  October 7 - 15, 2022

Week 3:  October 14 - 22, 2022 

We will stay in a villa in the Chianti Hills region, the heart of Tuscany. The villa was built as a country residence for a noble family from Florence, Italy. We will enjoy 6- days of tours around the region including: all transportation, meals, and gratuities.  A valid passport is required. Travel Protection is 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

Cyprus: Cultural, Historical and Culinary Tour

November 9-19, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Price: per person double occupancy: $4500 - Single: $5500

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Cyprus: Cultural, Historical and Culinary Tour

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