Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk walk in nature, and stimulating conversation, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot and walk the trails for approximately one hour. This is an ideal transition group for those who want to begin hiking.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot

Contact: Patty Kalbfleisch, 434-270-7990, PLK092015@outlook.com

Fee: free

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 9:00-12:30pm

A multi-table contest in which participants compete against a field of pairs playing Contract Bridge. There is much lively interaction as pairs move to different tables for different rounds of play. Members interested in playing but in need of a partner: leave your name at the front desk.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Tues/Thurs

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

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.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tap Dancing Lessons

Tap Dancing Lessons

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

All levels: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.  If you "used to" tap, it's not too late to dust off your tap shoes and re-learn this skill.

Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or online.  Members $40/month; Guests -$50/month.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons

Member $40.00
Guest $50.00
Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Creating a Bird-Friendly Environment at Home

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Thursday, April 18, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Scott Karr from Wild Birds Unlimited returns to discuss ways to enjoy both our own spring/summer birds during their nesting season as well as those birds just visiting.  Learn more about some of the birds that pass through the area on their migratory journeys, including what you can do to attract and support the hummingbirds that will soon be in the neighborhood.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Recorder Lessons - Beginner

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, longtime musician and teacher in 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.

Reading treble clef is a plus, but not required to begin. Students will use a soprano recorder with C fingering to begin, and lessons from the Suzuki Recorder School.

The lesson book will be augmented with appropriate recorder solos and duets. As players gain experience, tenor and alto recorders may be used as well. Students will play a variety of music, learning proper breathing skills, beautiful expression, and good intonation.

There is a one-time fee of $15, payable to the instructor on the day of your first class. This fee includes a soprano recorder and lesson book. (Fees can be waived if necessary; talk to Gary.)

Call the Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 or register here for class. The one time fee is payable to the instructor on the first day you attend class.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Water Workout Tues/Thurs

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:15-11:15am

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise

Members (per month) $30.00
Guests (per month) $37.00
Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, longtime musician and teacher in 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.

Reading treble clef is a plus, but not required to begin. Students will use a soprano recorder with C fingering to begin, and lessons from the Suzuki Recorder School.

The lesson book will be augmented with appropriate recorder solos and duets. As players gain experience, tenor and alto recorders may be used as well. Students will play a variety of music, learning proper breathing skills, beautiful expression, and good intonation.

There is a one-time fee of $15, payable to the instructor on the day of your first class. This fee includes a soprano recorder and lesson book. (Fees can be waived if necessary; talk to Gary.)

Call the Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 or register here for class. The one time fee is payable to the instructor on the first day you attend class.

Members only.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Recorder Lessons - Intermediate

RSVP
Crafts--DIY

Crafts--DIY

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 11:15-12:45pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Joan Hanlon 434.202.0498 or Diana Souza-Castro 434.964.6687

Fee: free

Stroke Awareness and Prevention

Stroke Awareness and Prevention

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm

With nearly 800,000 people suffering from a stroke each year, it is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States.  Join professionals from the University of Virginia Dept of Neurology to learn the signs of a stroke, what you can do to reduce your chances of having one, and what treatments are available to help mitigate the long-term effects should you suffer the condition. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

NIA Moving to Heal

NIA Moving to Heal

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

The class will be taught by Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.  

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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

NIA Moving to Heal

Members per month $25.00
Guests per month $30.00
Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

A group of serious Duplicate Bridge players who play intense rounds of bridge all afternoon. For assistance finding a partner, call the Program Leader. (A guest may substitute for a member who is unavailable.)

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ken Marino 434-906-5223 ken_marino@hotmail.com

Fee: free

Euchre

Euchre

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Apple/Mac Users Group

Apple/Mac Users Group

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clay Sisk

Fee: free

Ladies Poker

Ladies Poker

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

It is a Ladies Only game! Come join this new friendly, fun group of ladies and bring your best poker face! Meets the first and third Thursday of every month.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jean Zoumbaris 434-990-6063

Financial Consultation

Financial Consultation

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 1:00-4:30pm

Local firm BARRETT-JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., offers a free and confidential one-hour financial consultation. This can cover investments, tax planning, estate planning, or advice on other financial matters. Counseling is offered on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center by appointment only with Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, CFP; David Barrett-Johnson, CFP®, ChFC®; or Bryan Strickland. To arrange your appointment, you may either write to Kimberlee's email or call the front desk at 434.974.7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

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.”

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Al Crittenden, Program Leader - (434) 296-1749

Fee: free

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 3:00-5:00pm

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 is fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the topic. Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It's a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.” Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions.

To learn more about the concept, visit www.philosopher.org.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday Chair Yoga

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 3:15-4:15pm

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.

Also see Monday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Crafty Arts:  Stained Glass Panel Making - Thursday

Crafty Arts: Stained Glass Panel Making - Thursday

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 4:00-6:00pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 

This 4-week class is for beginner and intermediate students! Create your own small stained glass window or panel using the copper foil method.  You will learn cutting, grinding, wrapping and soldering as you make a window using the same technique made famous by Tiffany and Co. when they produced their lamps.  Julie Madden who has 30+ years teaching experience is the instructor.  Class will run every Thursday from March 28 through April 18. Members $60; $Guests $70 (Price includes all materials) Space is limited! Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Crafty Arts:  Stained Glass Panel Making - Thursday

Member $60.00
Guest $70.00
Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Medicare Consulting - Thursdays

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Thursday

Pickleball - Thursday

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 5:00-9:00pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

First-time Homebuyer Class

First-time Homebuyer Class

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tai Chi (Morning)

Tai Chi (Morning)

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 8:45-9:45am

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.

Also see Tai Chi evening classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Morning)

Members per month $36.00
Guests per month $49.00
Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:00-12:00pm

At Center, we play both the simple and the advanced versions of the U.S. adaptation of the 19th century Chinese game Ma Chiang. Mah-Jongg, patented in 1920 by Joseph P. Babcock, uses rules of Western card games and incorporates features of the Chinese game. If you know how to play, or would like to learn this challenging game that requires a fair amount of luck, join us! Observers welcome.

Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm (American), Mondays, 1:30–4:30 p.m, (Western),Wednesdays, 12:30–4:00 p.m. Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–noon (American).

All levels of players are welcome at any session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Full Life Fitness

Full Life Fitness

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

This is a member-led group that consists primarily of stretching and light weightlifting following instructions from an audiotape. Bands and hand weights of 1, 2, or 3 pounds are furnished; you may also bring your own equipment. Our program has no upper age limit and works with most physical challenges. This friendly bunch welcomes new participants.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group at the Senior Center. 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. As a member of the group, you are also welcome to hang one or two framed pieces of your work in the bimonthly art show in the second floor hallway of the Senior Center. The Art Group meets in the craft room on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Fee: free

Northside Walking Group

Northside Walking Group

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

A slow-paced walk of about 2.5 miles with some short hills. Meet in the lobby at the Center. For more info, call Chuck St Clair, 434-978-2057.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

 
 

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The class series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness - Fridays

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Investors Forum - Third Friday

Investors Forum - Third Friday

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

After general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic. No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.

A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.531.2870 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free

Original Theater

Original Theater

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

ORIGINAL THEATER

If you have always wanted to be involved in theater, as an actor, a writer, a musician, or a master in set design, this is your chance!  Come work with drama teacher Jay Kuhlmann and other interested theater-philes to create a spring performance.  Free and open to the community.

This group also meets on Mondays from 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

Good fun and nobody walks away empty-handed—small prizes are awarded.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

The Flashbacks

The Flashbacks

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 10:45-12:15pm

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! 

For rehearsal information and performance schedule, check the band calendar or contact the director at band@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Long Term Care Insurance Q&A

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Tracy Meade will guide you through any questions you have about long term care insurance. If you have inquiries about an existing policy, you are welcome to bring the policy with you. Please note that space is very limited; there are only 2 appointments available each month. Please register at the Welcome Desk. (434) 974-7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Water Workout Fridays

Water Workout Fridays

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $56 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Writing for Pleasure

Writing for Pleasure

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

What you have to say matters ... Why not say it in writing? Come discover and share your best style! All genres and experience levels welcome. Weekly "Writing for Pleasure" meetings are members only, but monthly coffeehouses are open to all.  As always, free and open to the communities. Coffee provided. Munchies to share welcomed.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ella Rea Murphy 434.9973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

Fee: free

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Still Sharp Singers

Still Sharp Singers

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

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. 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

Enjoying Short Stories

Enjoying Short Stories

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

ENJOYING SHORT STORIES

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

If you enjoy robust literature written by a variety of authors but only have a little extra time to read each week, this may be the program for you.  The agenda for the first meeting will be a discussion of Isaac Asimov’s “The Fun They Had” (copies available at the meeting) as well as conversation to determine the next selections to tackle.  Free to members but first time guests welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Friday

Pickleball - Friday

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 2:15-4:15pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Barbershop Belles & Beaux

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 2:30-4:00pm

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."

We perform at some Senior Center events and also in a variety of places in the region.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: June Andrews (434) 823-4956

Fee: free

 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

Facilitated by Hospice of the Piedmont-trained counselors, the group offers opportunities to discuss grief topics, learn about healthy ways of coping, and share support with others going through similar experiences. This support group meets EVERY Friday. Free.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Fee: free

Hollywood Casino - Daytime Horse Racing

Hollywood Casino - Daytime Horse Racing

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:00-8:00pm

Racing Day at Charles Town - Join us for a day of horse racing. This date is the only daylight racing day of the year. You can also try your luck at the Hollywood Casino where there are slots, table games and a large poker room. Lunch on your own. Receive $20 in free slots. 

Open to all.

Location: Charlestown, WV

Pay for this event online

Hollywood Casino - Daytime Horse Racing

Member $64.00
Guest $74.00
Pickleball - Saturday

Pickleball - Saturday

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 1:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Closed for Easter

Closed for Easter

Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 1:00-5:00pm

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hiking-Monday

Hiking-Monday

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 9:00-3:00pm

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, in Shenandoah National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We meet at The Center and carpool to the trailhead. Hikes are chosen by hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 to 7 miles on Mondays and 6 to 9 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range anywhere from 600 to 2500 feet.

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 the winter. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, a change of shoes, and $5.00 for the carpool driver. Dogs are not allowed.

We usually carpool from The Center, leaving at 9:00 am and returning around 3:00-4:00, but times may vary. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and always welcome new hikers. The Center hiking group is primarily for members only but if you are not currently a member you are welcome to join us for a couple of trial hikes.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail but everyone is responsible for their own safety.

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

If you have questions or would like to be put on our email list for the most up-to-date hike details, please click on our hiker email address: sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 9:45-10:45am

Taught by certified instructors and featuring three class styles each week.  The Monday, Wednesday series is geared toward active people who want to build cardio-vascular strength, tone body, and improve balance.  It includes low-impact aerobics and body toning and stretching exercises.  The 2-day series includes low impact aerobics and weight and chair exercises for people who want to build cardio-vascular and muscular strength and improve balance.

Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974.7756

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness

Members per month (M-F classes) $38.00
Guests per month (M-F classes) $48.00
Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

If you know the basics of bridge, have played a few times, or played many years ago, this group is for you.  Bridge hands are played for the entire two hours with Marilyn Lutz, an experienced bridge player and teacher acting as our consultant  For more information or questions, contact the group administrator, Gene Philippi.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Sew and Sews

Sew and Sews

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Pinkie Puppets is now the Sew & Sews! The need for our dear puppets is no more; we are re-inventing ourselves and invite you to join us. We are making medical dolls; baby, children, and adult bibs; children’s pillowcases; foster care bags; and wheelchair and walker holders—much more diversified than before. There is a lot of machine sewing, basting, pinning, and cutting. All skill levels can be put to wonderful use. Donations of fabric, thread, and anything that could be used for our new projects would be greatly appreciated.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Writing for Healing and Growth

Writing for Healing and Growth

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

RSVP for this event online

Writing for Healing and Growth

RSVP
Monday Chair Yoga

Monday Chair Yoga

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 10:45-11:45am

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.

Also see Thursday Chair Yoga

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Topics on Aging - presented by Commonwealth Senior Living

Topics on Aging - presented by Commonwealth Senior Living

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

With the number of Alzheimer's disease diagnoses increasing, it's important to recognize what is normal as we age and which cognitive changes are cause for concern. Join Commonwealth Senior Living Director of Resident Programs Paula Harder to review these changes and discuss what they might mean. Complimentary additional educational materials will also be available. 

Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Coping Techniques for Caregivers - There's no getting around it: caring for an aging family member can be stressful.  Their care, health, safety, and happiness all rest on your shoulders, and sometimes that responsibility can be overwhelming.  But remember, while you're taking care of your loved one, it's important to take care of yourself, too.  Join Derrick Mathis, Executive Director for Commonwealth Senior Living, to learn how to cope with caregiving stress.  He'll share tips and tools that you can use to make sure you keep yourself healthy and strong, so you can give your loved one the care that's deserved.  

Free and open to the community.

Monday, June 24, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Staying Home vs. Senior Living - If you have been curious about the benefits of staying home versus moving to senior living, let Commonwealth Senior Living professionals Aly Howse and Kati Decker introduce you to the myriad of factors you should consider before making this decision.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Chess

Chess

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

A wonderful activity to exercise the brain! Men and women of all skill levels who know the fundamentals of the game are welcome. Instruction is available when the group has a participant comfortable with this role. Mondays from 12:30-4:00pm.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - April

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - April

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

Meets Monday, April 22 & Wednesday, April 24 from 12:30 - 4:30PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions.

The AARP Smart Driver Course is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person if non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member.  Fees are payable by cash or check only (no credit cards) to AARP (not The Center).  Participants must sign up at the Welcome Desk for the course, and provide full name and phone number.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins and plan to pay for the course on the first class meeting day.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: To be announced

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 1:00-3:30pm

Have you ever wanted to play one of the oldest games in the world? If you know how to play Rummy, you easily 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Fee: free

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Water Workout - Mon/Wed

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 1:15-2:15pm

ACAC extends this program to Center members who do not belong to the club. Held at ACAC’s Albemarle Square location, with classes available five times per week, it’s great for anyone seeking a fun, low-impact workout. $58 per month payable directly to ACAC.

Members only.

Location: ACAC, Albemarle Square location, Charlottesville

Contact: Beth Nissen, Instructor 434.977.3989

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 1:15-2:15pm

Meets every Monday and Wednesday. 1:15-2:15 pm

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.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator margaret@thecentercville.org, 434.974.7756

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace - Monday and Wednesday

Members per month $30.00
Guests per month $40.00
Member Social

Member Social

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm

Enjoy light refreshments and laughter, companionship, and great stories as members get acquainted, promote programs, and discuss life events.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Pickleball - Monday

Pickleball - Monday

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 6:45-7:45pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 9:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Manicures and Pedicures

Manicures and Pedicures

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 9:00-1:45pm

Wendy Sacra visits the Center to provide this service. Appointments are encouraged, with walk-ins accommodated as available. Call the front desk at 434.974.7756 to schedule an appointment. Appointment options:

  • 15-minute Basic Manicure ($17) – polish removal; clip; file & shape
  • 15-minute Basic Pedicure ($20) – polish removal; clip, file & shape; massage
  • 30-minute Special Manicure ($22) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)
  • 40-minute Special Pedicure ($32; $30 without polish) – Basic + soaking; special attention to cuticles; pumice scrub and filing to smooth out corns and calluses; moisturizer; three coats of polish (base, color, top)

Members only.

Location: The Center

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Medicare Consulting - Tuesdays

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Robust Aging Toolbox

Robust Aging Toolbox

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesdays in March and April, 10:00-11:30 am at Ivy Creek (Indoors)

In this series, Dan Kulund shows you tools for robust aging and how to use them. Each tool is a physical activity or mental skill to keep you healthy, vigorous, and strong, as you grow older. Choose the right ones for aging, walking, working, playing, falling, and thinking. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions on Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 am. Tools provided. Dr. Kulund served as the United States Air Force Chief of Health Promotion. Free and open to the community. Location is Education Building at Ivy Creek, 1780 Earlysville Road.

Tuesdays in May and June, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Ivy Creek Natural Area (indooors and outdoors)

Dan Kulund is bringing his robust aging toolbox to Ivy Creek for you.  The toolbox contains 25 tools.  Each one is a physical activity or mental skill to keep you healthy, vigorous, and strong as you get older.  You can use these tools in the woods and around your neighborhood, and even in your home or at work.  What's in your toolbox?  Dr. Kulund is a retired orthopedic surgeon and served as the United States Air Force Chief of Health Promotion.  Location is Education Building at Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Road.  Sessions begin indoors and often move outside for you to handle tools.

Free and open to the community. 

Open to all.

Location: Ivy Creek Education Building

Fee: free

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

Tuesdays, March 5, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 (7 classes), 10:00 am -12:00 pm (class will not meet March 12)

In this 7-week series, students will develop abstract composition skills, learn the characteristics and techniques of acrylic paint and incorporate principles of design. Students will draw an object several times and paint with different techniques and color schemes. The class is taught by Susan Patrick. All levels welcome to participate. Members - $75; Guests -$85. Space is limited. 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
140# 11"x14" paper
Pencil
White palette (not plastic)   
Acrylic paint - optional 
Brushes - optional

Open to all.

Location: The Center

The Second-Wind Band

The Second-Wind Band

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 10:45-12:45pm

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

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

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

For more information and session prices, contact Greg Vaughn at: band@thecentercville.org For rehearsal information and performance schedule, check the band calendar.

Click here for information about the First-Wind Band.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Director band@thecentercville.org

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 12:00-4:00pm

In addition to the luck and skill associated with other card games, acting skills are important in poker—good bluffers can wine 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!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday Social Bridge offers social yet competitive Bridge in which players compete for high score of the day.  This is NOT duplicate bridge.  Players change tables and partners after 4 hands of play at each table.  Players should know Bridge basics and be able to compete without assistance from others.  No partner needed. No reservation needed. $1.00 to play.  Contact Meg Robinson.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Taste of Spanish for Beginners

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Class meeting dates:

April 9, 23 and 30,

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

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

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

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

Location: The Center

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 1:15-3:30pm

April 9-June 4 (8 week session)

June 11 - Round Dance for all

June 18 - August 20 (8 week session) (will not meet June 25 and August 6)

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover each 8 week session and are due on the first Tuesday of class. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Pickleball - Tuesday

Pickleball - Tuesday

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 2:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country! Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Advanced Beginner's Spanish

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Class meeting dates:

April 9, 23 and 30

May 7 and 28

June 11, 18 and 25

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

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

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advanced Beginner’s Spanish

Register $0.00
Drama Club/Encore Players

Drama Club/Encore Players

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 2:30-4:30pm

A diverse group that meets weekly to read and discuss monologues and one-act plays by famous playwrights as well as original works by members. We stage a spring and fall show at the Center, and sometimes take the show on the road to perform for community groups.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 3:15-4:15pm

Tuesdays, 3:15 pm

Class meeting dates:

April 9 and 23

May 7 and 28

June 11 and 25

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

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

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


 

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Keeping Up Your Spanish

Register $0.00
Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

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. Light fare, lively conversation, and dancing. BYOB (beer and wine only). The Schmooze group will usually eat out the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, but please call the Welcome desk to confirm.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Singles Schmooze

per week - members (1s not applicable for 2nd Wednesday restaurant dining) $6.00
per week- guest (lst time 6 if with a member) $10.00
Hiking-Wednesday

Hiking-Wednesday

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

The Center hiking group hikes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We hike in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, in Shenandoah National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We meet at The Center and carpool to the trailhead. Hikes are chosen by hike leaders and range in length from approximately 5.5 to 7 miles on Mondays and 6 to 9 miles on Wednesdays. Total elevation gain can range anywhere from 600 to 2500 feet.

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 the winter. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, a change of shoes, and $5.00 for the carpool driver. Dogs are not allowed.

We usually carpool from The Center, leaving at 9:00 am and returning around 3:00-4:00, but times may vary. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and always welcome new hikers. The Center hiking group is primarily for members only but if you are not currently a member you are welcome to join us for a couple of trial hikes.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking, as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other on the trail but everyone is responsible for their own safety.

Click here for the most recent hiking schedule.

If you have questions or would like to be put on our email list for the most up-to-date hike details, please click on our hiker email address: sccvillehikers@gmail.com

Current hike leaders

Anne Colgate – amc16633@hotmail.com

Claire Cline – clinec2@gmail.com

Gabriel Garretson – gcreative@hughes.net

John Herrity – harrid@aol.com

Lindsay Brown – lwb1428@gmail.com

Maynard Davis – davismk@sbcglobal.net

Terry Metcalf – keroppimom@gmail.com

Steve Braintwain – sbraintwain@comcast.net
 

Members only.

Location: Varies; check schedule

Fee: free

BeMoved®

BeMoved®

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Classes will be held in 6 week blocks; Dates are as follows:

April 17-May 22

June 5-July 10

Price for members for each 6 week block is $33; Price for guests for each 6 week block is $52.

BeMoved® is a dance-fitness experience, designed by Sherry Zunker a well-known choreographer, a professional with over 30 years of training. Classes begin with easy to follow movements that integrate the upper and lower body.

The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of dance genres such as Rat Pack, Bollywood, Disco, Gospel, Pop and Latin. BeMoved® is designed to inspire participants to experience dance as a means to health, joy, and fulfillment.

This Wednesday morning class is offered by Elly Tucker, certified instructor and Center member.

Chicago Tribune  says: "Numerous studies and experts have touted the health benefits of dance for seniors, including the National Institute of Aging, which counts dance among the activities that can prevent or reduce afflictions like arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's".

Click here to view BeMoved® video.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch margaret@thecentercville.org

Pay for this event online

BeMoved®

Member: April 17-May 22 $33.00
Guest: April 17-May 22 $52.00
Crafty Ladies

Crafty Ladies

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

Come relearn this classic game if you’ve forgotten. Dominoes are believed to have originated in China in the 12th century, though Egyptian or Arabian origins are also theorized. Dominoes appeared in Italy in the early 18th century, and spread to the rest of Europe throughout the 1700s, becoming one of the most popular games in family parlors and pubs alike.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler's. If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954. Fee: Kegler's Lane fees apply. Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 10:00-1:00pm

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 Evergreen Document Destruction. All shredded paper is recycled.  The event is open to the community.  The cost is $5 for up to 5 grocery bags.  Additional bags are $2 per bag.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Low Vision Support Group

Low Vision Support Group

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Adults who are visually impaired are invited and encouraged to attend this monthly meeting. In an informal setting, you will be able to share experiences and ideas. Find out about services and equipment available to you in the community. Suzanne Burch, MEd. with Vision Solutions is the facilitator. The group will meet the 4th Wednesday of every month. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

First-Wind Band

First-Wind Band

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 10:45-12:15pm

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. For more info and session prices, contact Greg Vaughn at band@thecentercville.org

Already know how to play? Check out the Second-Wind Band.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 11:30-2:30pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Pickleball - Wednesday

Pickleball - Wednesday

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 12:00-4:30pm

Combine a bit of tennis, a touch of badminton, and a helping of ping pong and what do you get? Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country!

Although it appears very similar to tennis, key differences (the slower speed of the ball and a smaller court size) make it accessible to a wider range of players, particularly seniors.

Pickleball has great health benefits: it lowers blood pressure, burns body fat, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is great for your social life.

Warning -- Pickleball can be extremely addictive! We are thrilled to be partnering with the Central Virginia Pickleball Club for this program! The times listed take place at the Key Recreation Center and the cost is $2 (payable at the Key Rec. Center).

If you are interested in playing, please contact program leader Gene Rabois at cevapickleball@gmail.com.

See other Pickleball times below:

Mondays 6:45—9:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:00—4:30 pm

Thursdays 5:00—9:00 pm

Fridays 2:15—4:15 pm

Saturdays 1:00—4:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Key Recreation Center

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

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 $26.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Jo Ann Perkins 434 823 4987

Fee: free

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 12:00-3:00pm

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!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 12:30-4:00pm

At Center, we play both the simple and the advanced versions of the U.S. adaptation of the 19th century Chinese game Ma Chiang. Mah-Jongg, patented in 1920 by Joseph P. Babcock, uses rules of Western card games and incorporates features of the Chinese game. If you know how to play, or would like to learn this challenging game that requires a fair amount of luck, join us! Observers welcome.

Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm (American), Mondays, 1:30–4:30 p.m, (Western),Wednesdays, 12:30–4:00 p.m. Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–noon (American). All levels of players are welcome at any session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Challenge your mind while enjoying a relaxing afternoon of conversation and play. Join us once or twice per week. All skill levels welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

A Walk with Robert Frost

A Walk with Robert Frost

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 1:15-2:15pm

Robert Frost was an American poet famous for his work depicting rural life and simple settings.  But these seemingly simple works often revealed complex social or philosophical themes, or the intricacy of man's relationship with nature.  Join former English teacher Margaret Wine Fielding in a discussion of four of Robert Frost's most inspirational pieces:  "Fire and Ice", "The Road Not Taken", "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", and "After Apple Picking".  Copies of the poems will be available at the meeting.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Knit-Wits

Knit-Wits

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

Knit-Wits is the new name for the Knitting for Beginners group. 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Marge Haugen 434.964.0197

Fee: To be announced

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 3:00-5:00pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps. Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Tai Chi (Evening)

Tai Chi (Evening)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 7:30-8:30pm

This is a great way to relax after a hard day, as this class teaches calmness in addition to balance and flexibility.

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.

Also see Tai Chi morning classes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bryan McKenzie, Instructor - 434.978.7271

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi (Evening)

Members $25.00
Guests $35.00
Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 7:30-8:30pm

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps.

Beginners Classes: Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Advanced Classes: Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Medication Management Sponsored By Home Instead Senior Care

Medication Management Sponsored By Home Instead Senior Care

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Thursday, April 25, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Discover the ways medication can jeopardize an older adult's health and independence.  Learn about solutions that could help families and their older loved ones pinpoint potential threats and start conversations that can lead to effective solutions.

  • Identify their potential risks associated with medication mismanagement;
  • Understand common medication challenges for older adults and signs to watch for when medications are to blame for health issues
  • Recognize risks of common conditions that impact medication management;
  • Help strengthen the role of the family in reducing the potential for medication risks;
  • Learn about resources to help families feel confident about keeping older adults safe at home.

Join Christine Shaw from Home Instead Senior Care.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 11:30-1:30pm

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of (almost) every month. Look for them in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Hillsdale Drive. You can eat here or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

April 25 - Moe's Original BBQ

May 23 - 106 Street Eats - English Muffin Burgers, Pork Schnitzel, Smoked Chicken Pita, Falafel Pita, Gorilla Steak and Cheese, Curly Fries, Mac 'n' Cheese ... any of these mouth-watering options could be on the menu. Bring your friends and co-workers and come get lunch! Open to the community.

June 27 - Little Manila

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Le Cercle Français

Le Cercle Français

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Backgammon - 4th Thursday

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 2:00-3:30pm

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 the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Money Matters—Becoming Resourceful

Money Matters—Becoming Resourceful

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 5:00-6:30pm

Are you trying to manage your budget on a fixed income? Or are you just looking for ways to save a little more and spend a little less?  Lead by Buck Klintworth, portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel Corporation, this training is designed to provide participants with basic money management concepts for a fixed budget, a knowledge of the benefits of banking, and an overview of public benefits and how to access and retain them.  Free and open to the public.

This is a free, educational event—NO financial products will be sold.

ABOUT THE SERIES - The goal of the Financial Wellness Series is to help seniors increase their financial understanding, helping them become better stewards of their own resources. Lectures on managing money and investing will be offered free of charge during the spring. Four-week workshops supporting seniors in planning for and maintaining their resources throughout retirement will be offered in the late summer and early fall for a $20 fee.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, April 26, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

 

Friday, February 22, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
 
One of the Daily Progress Distinguished Dozen for 2018 and Co-chair of The Center’s 2018 Accreditation team, Enid Krieger visits the Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse to talk about her life of volunteerism – what it means to her and to her community.

Coffee is provided.  Munchies to share are welcomed.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ella Rea Murphy 434.973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Friday, April 26, 2019 | 7:30-10:30pm

You are invited! Time to kick up your heels and enjoy spring! What better way than to dance to the sounds of Sentimental Journey? Sentimental Journey is a 17-piece Big Band and features many of the area's best musicians with both male and female vocalists. Light appetizers will be served. This is a BYOB event and is open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Spring Fling

Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
Virginia International Tattoo

Virginia International Tattoo

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 9:00-8:00pm

Travel with us to Norfolk to attend the 23rd annual Virginia International Tattoo which is the largest Tattoo in the U.S. The Tattoo hosts over 200 performers from around the world.  It's a colorful celebration of patriotism, pride and international good-will, featuring military bands and drill teams, pipes and drums, dancers and choirs, and a breathless finale! Lunch on your own.

Location: Norfolk, VA

Pay for this event online

Virginia International Tattoo

Member $115.00
Guest $125.00
Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00-5:00pm

At Center, we play both the simple and the advanced versions of the U.S. adaptation of the 19th century Chinese game Ma Chiang. Mah-Jongg, patented in 1920 by Joseph P. Babcock, uses rules of Western card games and incorporates features of the Chinese game. If you know how to play, or would like to learn this challenging game that requires a fair amount of luck, join us! Observers welcome.

Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm (American), Mondays, 1:30–4:30 p.m, (Western),Wednesdays, 12:30–4:00 p.m. Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–noon (American). All levels of players are welcome at any session.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

Challenge your mind while enjoying a relaxing afternoon of conversation and play. Join us once or twice per week. All skill levels welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

Upcoming Features:

April 7 - Quartet

April 14 - Wild Oats

April 21 - Center is closed for Easter

April 28 - A Beautiful Mind

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Apple Watch Workshop

Apple Watch Workshop

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 11:00-12:30pm

Apple Watch: What Can It Do For You?

This single session will give an overview of the many features of the Apple Watch and how you might benefit from it. The first requirement is that you have an iPhone to pair with the watch. The setup of the features are first done on the iPhone, then transferred to the watch. Some of the watch’s features include: timers, daily reminders, calendar. Another fascinating feature is the ability to make and receive phone calls on the watch in true Dick Tracy fashion. The health and activity monitoring features will be a central focus of the session. Hosted by George Nowacek and Clay Sisk

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Historic Garden Week

Historic Garden Week

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 8:00-5:30pm

Mark your calendar - details pending. We are planning a garden visit to the most well-known James River plantations in Virginia. - Westover Plantation, Shirley Plantation and Berkeley Plantatation.  We plan to have lunch at the Westover Episcopal Church in Charles City. Details Pending. 

Open to all.

Location: Richmond

Pay for this event online

Historic Garden Week

Member $133.00
Guest $143.00
Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Staying Healthy with Spectrum Physical Therapy

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Amy Weinheimer, MPT, will discuss the effects of spinal stenosis and arthritic changes on hiking and walking activities. She’ll also offer some tips about what you might be able to do to find some relief.  Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Appropriate Footwear and Balance - Proper alignment of the body begins with your feet, and having the right type of footwear is the first step toward creating a solid foundation to improve your posture and balance.  Darcy Higgins from SPECTRUM Physical Therapy will discuss how to select the right footwear to avoid painful foot conditions and improve your core stability.

Free and open to the community.

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

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

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 9:30-11:00am

Wednesday, May 1, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Wednesday, June 5, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

During May and June, we will continue our series on effective fishing methods for this area, with videos and discussions.  Also, we will plan club outings so members can practice the techniques covered.  At least one trip a month will be to the local pond we manage and fish exclusively.  Members and first time guests welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Seated Massage (Wednesday)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 9:30-12:30pm

Massage can help you relax, relieve stress, improve sleep, relieve muscle pain and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Sit fully clothed on a specially designed massage chair and choose which areas of muscle tightness—shoulders, neck, back, head, arms, or hands—on which you want the massage therapist to work. Sign up at the Welcome Desk. $20 for 15 minutes/$40 for 30 minutes.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: To schedule an appointment, call 434.974.7756

Book Group

Book Group

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

This enthusiastic group meets monthly to discuss items of current mutual interest – mainly contemporary works, fiction and non-fiction.  Participants make suggestions, the group selects the books for group reading, and everyone enjoys sharing their impressions and feedback on the work of the month.

Upcoming Selections:

March 6: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

April 3: Love, Africa: A Memoir of War, Romance, and Survival by Jeffrey Gettleman

May 1: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

June 5. Educated by Tara Westover

July 3: Becoming by Michelle Obama 

August 7: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Travel Presentation - Home Comfort Travel

Travel Presentation - Home Comfort Travel

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

Rich Lambert of Home Comfort Travel will present trips we have scheduled to Spain and Tuscany in 2020 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 5:00-6:00pm

Why travel alone when you can go with a friend? Here’s your opportunity to meet others who are interested in visiting local sites and attractions. We connect each month to make plans for upcoming weeks.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9:00-3:30pm

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677), a Baroque period printmaker, produced up to 2,500 etchings during a prodigious 50-year career.  A promised gift to VMFA, this exhibition presents over 200 Hollar prints - remarkable for their range of subjects, stunning details and rare visuals records of 17th century Europe.  Lunch on your own at the Museum. Activity Level - Easy

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

Pay for this event online

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 10:45-11:45am

Group is open to anyone who cares for someone with Parkinson’s Disease. Free and open to the public.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Socrates Cafe™

Socrates Cafe™

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 3:00-5:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Investors Forum - First Friday

Investors Forum - First Friday

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

After general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic. No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.

A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.

A list of favorite investment websites can be found here.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.531.2870 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free

Spring Band Concert

Spring Band Concert

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

Save The Date!  Sunday, May 5, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

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 this large 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.  This event is open to the community and is free; donations are very much appreciated.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Upcoming class dates are as follows:

 April 1, April 8

May 6, May 13

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. Silver Swans incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Join Emily Pozek from Charlottesville Ballet to see what it’s all about. A professional dancer, Emily has taught numerous classes for the senior population.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

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. All Center members are welcome to attend.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Walking for Life: Dos and Don'ts for a Healthy Walking Lifestyle

Walking for Life: Dos and Don'ts for a Healthy Walking Lifestyle

Monday, May 6, 2019 | 2:30-3:30pm

Want to enhance your mood and lower your blood pressure? Strengthen your heart and ease joint pain?  These are some of the many benefits walking can provide. Learn what you need to know to enjoy a safe and healthy walking lifestyle from experienced runner, coach, and owner of Ragged Mountain Running and Walking Shop, Mark Lorenzoni.  A runner for over 45 years himself, Mark has coached runners and walkers of all abilities on a volunteer basis since 1980. If you have already been involved in a walking or running program or are just beginning to consider the benefits of walking for your overall health, join Mark as he shares his expertise about the proper form and technique for walking, some tips for avoiding (or treating) injuries, how to identify and avoid stumbling blocks when you are beginning, and the best local places to walk.   Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Paint Party

Paint Party

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step painting lesson designed to help you learn to differentiate between positive and negative space, to practice mixing colors, and to sharpen your manual dexterity.  Participants will leave with new skills and your very own masterpiece! Class size is limited to 14 participants. Members: $30/Guests: $35. Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Paint Party

Member $30.00
Guest $35.00
Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 11:00-2:00pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Advanced Hearing Group.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about The Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Travel Presentation - Philadelphia and the Revolutionary War

Travel Presentation - Philadelphia and the Revolutionary War

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

PHILADELPHIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR TRIP - Come hear award-winning historian Rick Britton talk about THE CENTER'S fabulous upcoming 5-day trip to Philadelphia (September 26 through 30). Philadelphia is where our Founding Fathers met, debated, and formed the United States of America. During the Revolution it was our capital city--numerous battles and campaigns were conducted for its defense. Come hear about our wonderful 5-day visit. Sign up and join us on a truly Revolutionary excursion

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Money Matters—Steps to Avoiding Scams

Money Matters—Steps to Avoiding Scams

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Repeated on Thursday, May 23, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

If you haven’t experienced a scam or swindle, unfortunately, there’s a very good chance you will face one at some point in your life. It might be as simple as a phone or email scam, but if you don’t know what to look for, a scam can spiral out of control. Join Buck Klintworth, portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel Corporation, as he describes the types of scams targeting seniors, provides suggestions you can implement to protect yourself, and offers advice on what to do if you or someone you know has become the victim of a scam.  Free and open to the public. 

This is a free, educational event—NO financial products will be sold.

ABOUT THE SERIES - The goal of the Financial Wellness Series is to help seniors increase their financial understanding, helping them become better stewards of their own resources. Lectures on managing money and investing will be offered free of charge during the spring. Four-week workshops supporting seniors in planning for and maintaining their resources throughout retirement will be offered in the summer and early fall for a $20 fee.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm

Join Executive Director of republicEN.org Bob Inglis for his presentation, "A Free-Enterprise Solution to Climate Change".  Mr. Inglis has promoted free enterprise action on climate change since 2011 and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University (which was rebranded as republicEN.org), a growing grassroots community of over 5000 members educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change.  Awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2015, Mr. Inglis has also served as a U.S. Congressman, a resident fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics, a visiting fellow at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, and a resident fellow at the University of Chicago's Institute for Politics.  He appears in the film Merchants of Doubt and in the SHOWTIME series YEARS of Living Dangerously; in addition, he has given talks at TEDxJacksonville and TEDxBeaconStreet events.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: www.seniorstatesmen.org

Investment Visions Group

Investment Visions Group

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free

National Diabetes Prevention Program Info Session

National Diabetes Prevention Program Info Session

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Thursday, May 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Originally created by the Centers for Disease Control to prevent type 2 diabetes, the National Diabetes Prevention Program can support anyone looking to lose weight through an evidence-based lifestyle change program.  The CDC's Prevent T2 curriculum is proven to empower you to lose weight and can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.  It is also a covered benefit for eligible Medicare recipients.  Learn more about this 12 month progrm, get screened for eligibilty, and discover how key lifestyle changes can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for developing diabetes.  Lauren Palmer with ACAC Fitness and Wellness is the presenter.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Move For Health With Darcy Higgins

Move For Health With Darcy Higgins

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

Thursday, May 9, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

As you age, your sense of body awareness tends to decline, leading to difficulties with balance and problems with spatial orientation.  Learn how exercise can help you improve your sense of your own body's position and keep you safer and healthier at home.  The session is lead by Darcy Higgins, Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 2:00-3:30pm

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 the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Essential Tremor Support Group

Essential Tremor Support Group

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

“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

Will not meet in December

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Fee: free

Flute Choir and Flute Ensemble Performance

Flute Choir and Flute Ensemble Performance

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 7:00-8:00pm

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia (YOC­VA) return to The Center for a Spring Concert.  Join YOCVA's Flute Choir and Flute Ensemble and hear Charlottesville's most talented middle and high school flutists play instruments that include piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute.  Enjoy a wide spectrum of music from Baroque masterpieces to Ian Clarke's modern tones and the jazz stylings of local composer John D'earth.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Religion, Science and Spirituality

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Friday April 12, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

How the Christian Middle Ages launched the Western Scientific Revolution - It can be argued that without the Church, we would all still be living in a rural environment, with Europe still isolated from the rest of the world.  Popular myth says that the Church thwarted science.  But the fight with Galileo was political, not theological.  How the Church first inspired science & discovery, and then helped it along is an untold story with proof to back it up.  Come learn how it all went down.  Free and open to the community.

Friday, May 10, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

The Qur'an - What It Really Says - With militants and gangsters all over the Islamic world blatantly distorting what the text really says for their own evil ends, we will discuss what the Qur'an meant when Mohammed was alive.  Why do millions of devout Muslims all over the world live in peace in a religion that is supposedly based on the same text that iSIS and other criminal groups believe in?  Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Central Virginia Dowsers

Central Virginia Dowsers

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 1:15-3:00pm

Dowsing is an ancient art of searching for information with or without the assistance of a tool such as a forked stick or pendulum. Surveyors, archaeologists, health practitioners, business men and women and more use this art for information and to solve problems. The Central Virginia Dowsers invite you to learn about the art of dowsing and how it can be used in almost every aspect of life.  Beginners and experienced welcome! For more information, contact Roxanne Louise at 434-263-4337. 

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Encore Players Spring Production

Encore Players Spring Production

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

Sunday, May 12, 3:00 pm and Wednesday, May 15, 1:00 pm

Join the Encore Players for their Spring presentation of Perfectly Pretentious Performances and one wonderful wistful winsome wisp of a play.  Prepare to laugh a lot!

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

All Things Digital

All Things Digital

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

Monday, April 8, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Join Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones from FlossTech for an in-depth analysis and focus on Android Cellular Phones and Tablets. Learn how to set up a new device, how to navigate through and protect it from viruses, and how to do some basic to intermediate functions. (Samsung phones will be used primarily; however, the program will address other android devices as well.)  Free and open to the community.

Monday, May 13, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Have you ever heard of Apple Pay? Google Wallet? Samsung Pay? Venmo? Cash App? Square?

FlossTech professionals Derrick Gerstmann and RJ Jones will explain these “electronic wallets” and will briefly discuss the pros and cons of using apps with online banking.  Learn how to use the apps, how to practice safety measures, and what to do with the apps to make your life easier and more manageable. Free and open to the community.

Monday, June 10, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

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. Attendance is usually 15–20 artists, and newcomers are welcome. Group shows are held annually.

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

Fee: free

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

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

Formative Money Years - We’ll discuss how our teenage years and twenties may have determined how we view money later in life. How can we add perspective to our early experiences to hopefully make better informed money decisions? Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, May 14, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

How to Select A Financial Advisor - How on earth do you know if you're a fit with a prospective advisor?  What questions do you ask?  What resources are available when researching financial advisors?  Come and join in the conversation.  Free and open to the community.

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

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

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hearing Health

Hearing Health

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday, May 15, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Improve Your Balance and Prevent Falls - It's a startling fact that falls are the leading cause of injuries in people who are older.  You may not realize that part of your balance system is in your ears!  Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing and guest sponsor, Visiting Angels, for simple tips and exercises that can help anyone who is worried about balance and falling.

Free and open to the community.

Wednesday, June 19th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Do You Think It's Just About Your Hearing? - Research shows there are many reasons why wearing hearing aids are beneficial for your overall health and mental fitness.  From decreasing your risk of depression to keeping you steady on your feet, your hearing impacts your health every day.  Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing, for an educational class focused on improving your health!

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 11:30-1:30pm

Wednesday, May 15, 11:30 AM, to be followed by The Encore Players at 1:00 PM

The deadline to register for this luncheon is Friday, May 10, 12 noon.

Join us for another delicious lunch catered by Harvest Moon, and stick around for the Encore Players' performance.  The Menu will be: 

  • Salad with feta, toasted pepitas, and Champagne vinaigrette, 
  • Choice of quiche with asparagus, leek and fontina or ham and swiss quiche 
  • Herb roasted Yukon gold and sweet potatoes  and  
  • Chocolate Brownies

Tickets are available at The Center Welcome Desk or online at www.thecentercville.org.  (The play is free and no reservations are needed)

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, margaret@thecentercville.org

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:30-2:00pm

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies in the Conservatory and enjoy thousands of daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms, azaleas, roses and much more in the garden's fifty acres.   Unique gifts are available for purchase in Ginter's Garden Shop.  Admission is included and lunch is on your own at the Robins Tea House or the Garden Cafe.

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

Pay for this event online

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
 Great Parks, Ghost Towns, and Sedona’s Red Rocks

Great Parks, Ghost Towns, and Sedona’s Red Rocks

May 16-24, 2019

Travel the lonely roads of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, from the salt pans of the lowest place in North America to ghost towns perched high atop mined-out mesas. You’ll experience stark Death Valley, quirky Sedona, and the enchanting places in between.

Price Per Person: $3,634 double, $4,763 single.  Deposit: $350 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan. Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, and 5 dinners included.

Please call the Travel Office to book this trip, 434.974.6538

Open to all.

Location: Sedona, Arizona

American Mah Jongg Lessons

American Mah Jongg Lessons

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 5:30-8:30pm

Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, beginning May 16

American Mah Jongg (mahjong) is a "centuries old version of rummy".  It is played at three-or-four-person tables with a set of 152 Chinese-symbol tiles.  The game is easy to learn but requires luck along with focused effort and regular play to develop skills needed to win.  The game includes lessons and requires a $4 purse (quarters) plus a 2019 playing card ($9) that can be purchsed online form the National Mah Jongg League (www.nationalmahjonggleague.org).  Game materials will be handed out for the first few lessons, so you do not initially need to bing the card or money.  It's fun and it stimulates your brain!  Please register at The Center's Welcome Desk if interested.  Contact program leader Joyce Nunge with any questions.  (JNunge@comcast.net or 434-975-5312, evenings).  Free For members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

American Mah Jongg Lessons

$0.00
Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, May 20, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Elder Law with Attorney Doris Gelbman

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 -11:30 am

Government Benefits for Your Benefit. Two things are certain in life, right? Death and taxes. We’ll talk about death another time. For now, explore the reason you’ve been paying taxes all these years. Gelbman explains MediCARE, MediCAID and Veteran’s Benefits – what they are, who gets them, and how one qualifies. These and other programs may help pay for health care, long term care or even a cash benefit. There are other programs you may benefit from that may help you preserve your income for necessary expenses. You’ve been paying taxes all these years. Find out how to get your money’s worth. Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, May 21, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What is Probate?  Why You Shoul Avoid It!  May people think that by creating a will is all they need to do to arrange for the smooth transfer of their wealth, or anything else.  But what actually happens when you die?  Who takes over and mananges your "stuff"?  Attorney Doris Gelbman will address the issues of probate and administering a probate estate, and how it all can be avoided.  What happens when a will is disputed?  Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Taking Care Of Mom:  Dealing with Multiple Family Members - Who is in Charge?

When several people are involved in caring for an aging person, intentions may all be good, but everyone might not be on the same page.  Disagreements can lead to serious conflict and the loser is always the one most in need of care.  In this session, we'll explore who can make decisions on behalf of another and how that legal authority may occur.  Join in this important discussion on how to avoid family conflicts and ensure you get the care you need.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Historic Maymont Estate

Historic Maymont Estate

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 8:00-4:00pm

Travel with us back in time to the Gilded Age of America. Built in the era of Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt, The Maymont Mansion and grounds stand today as a remarkably complete expression of opulence and historic spender. The Romanesque style mansion is filled with treasure from around the world on a background of sumptuous interiors. We will enjoy a private tour of the mansion, a walk of the ground then off to the John Marshall Ballroom for lunch (on your own) by Homemade by Suzanne. 

Open to all.

Location: Richmond, VA

Pay for this event online

Historic Maymont Estate

Member $62.00
Guest $72.00
Alzheimer's And Wandering - presented by Home Instead Senior Care

Alzheimer's And Wandering - presented by Home Instead Senior Care

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

Thursday, May 23, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Wandering is a significant issue for people living with Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones.  According to the Alzheimer's Association, three out of five people with Alzheimer's disease will wander.  If not found within 24 hours, up to half of the individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death.  Christine Shaw of Home Instead Senior Care leads this informative session that will help you:

  • Identify potential signs and triggers of wandering;
  • Understand why individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias might wander;
  • Identify ways to help prepare the home to prevent wandering; and,
  • Learn what to do if a person with Alzheimer's goes missing.

Free and open to the community.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Art Composition

Art Composition

May 24-12, 2019

Fridays, May 24 - July 12 (8 classes), 12 noon - 2:00 PM

In this 8- week series, students will select, arrange and organize elements of design, color, line shape, form, texture, space, and value.  You'll work with each element separately and then together.  You'll draw, paint, and create collages.  For the first class, please bring drawing paper, at least 11" x 14" and at lease 80# .  Also bring a favorite pencil and eraser along with colored pencils or markers.  The class is taught by Susan Patrick.  All levels welcome to participate.  Space is limited.  Sign up at the Welcome Desk or at www.thecentercville.org.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Art Composition

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00
Closed for Memorial Day

Closed for Memorial Day

Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 12:01-11:59pm

The Senior Center will be closed Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Location: The Center

Historic Dumbarton Oaks Country Estate

Historic Dumbarton Oaks Country Estate

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 7:30-7:00pm

Tour sixteen acres of tier gardens designed by Mildred Bliss in the collaboration with Beatrix Farrand. Explore the museum known for its specialized collection of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Art. Lunch on your own in Georgetown. Special visit to Georgetown Cupcake as well. 

Open to all.

Location: Washington, DC

Pay for this event online

Historic Dumbarton Oaks Country Estate

Member $75.00
Guest $85.00
National Senior Health And Fitness Day

National Senior Health And Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 10:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, May 29, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationwide health and fitness event for older adults.  More than 120,000 older adults will participate at local events across the country on the same day.  The event's goals are to promote the importance of regular physical activity, and to showcase what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their communities.  Join us as we celebrate heathy aging!  We will have free exercise classes, speakers on healthy nutrition as we age, blood pressure screening and more.  Stay tuned for schedule of events.  Mark the date and bring a friend.

Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Create A Legacy of Love Workshop

Create A Legacy of Love Workshop

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Wednesday, May 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon

8 Power Strategies to Instill Lasting Values for Loved Ones and Younger Generations - Years ago, grandparents and grandchildren lived close to one another, were involved in each other's lives, and had deep bonds.  Now, families are more spread out with less contact among the generations, resulting in a loss of valuable stories, family history, and legacies being passed down.  Join local husbnd and wife attorneys, Lelia and Michael Winget-Hernandez to learn about legacy planning and ideas to make a more powerful connection with the people who matter most to them.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Legal Consultation with Holly Hilton, Esq.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

Holly is available for a free half-hour consultation here at the Senior Center where she will evaluate legal questions or estate situations and provide advice and guidance. She will advise members as to whether an attorney should be retained to provide more complete services. Hilton and Associates provides services to Senior Center members at a 25% discount. Holly’s main areas of practice are the following: • Estate Planning • Probate • Elder Law and Special Needs Law • Property Matters Practices in Estate Planning & Elder Law, Probate, Special Needs Law and Property Matters. At Hilton and Associates, PLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, our attorneys’ focus is on you. Our lawyers understand the stress and difficulties that come with handling legal procedures. Our legal office’s goal is to provide you with hassle-free legal solutions. When you take advantage of our legal counsel, trust our lawyers to listen to your concerns intently and provide an honest assessment of your situation. Our staff is committed to regularly communicating with you and thoroughly researching your legal situation to achieve the best possible result for your case. Holly P. Hilton has been practicing law since 1987. She is the Vice Chair of the Aging in Place Business Roundtable of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, is currently on the Board of the Arc of the Piedmont, and has served on the Board of the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center and the Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Holly Hilton received her Juris Doctor (J.D) from The National Law Center of George Washington University in 1987 and her Bachelors of Business Administration in 1981, also from George Washington University. To make an appointment, call the Senior Center at (434) 974-7756.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

Thursday, May 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Do you have a friend or loved one in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility?  Did you know there is a free Ombudsman Program (run by the Administration on aging) available?  Ombudsmen advocate for older persons receiving long term care, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home.  Join Cheairs Graves from JABA for information on how to access and use this service.  

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

A Matter of Balance:  Managing Concerns About Falls Workshop

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Workshop

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3 - 26, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon (except June 17 & 19, time will be 1-3 PM)

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.  Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.  The Center and UVa Health System are partnering to bring you this evidence-based program.  Space is Limited; register online or at the Welcome Desk.  Open to the community; $20 (scholarships available)

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

A Matter of Balance:  Managing Concerns About Falls Workshop

Members $20.00
Guests $20.00
Travel Class - Virginia's Civil War

Travel Class - Virginia's Civil War

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

Virginia’s Civil War: Campaign & Battles of the Old Dominion, Part II with Civil War Historian Rick Britton

The perfect class for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper!

We’ll start off with an astounding Confederate victory, Chancellorsville, then explore the Gettysburg Campaign, the second invasion of the North. In 1864, with the advent of Union Gen. U. S. Grant—and adept, and aggressive commander—we’ll witness the slow grinding down of Confederate forces. The Overland Campaign led inexorably to the siege of Petersburg and Richmond . . . which led inevitably into the Appomattox Campaign and defeat. Join us as we explore the last two years of the conflict in the Old Dominion (each session featuring a slide presentation)—a great way to learn about Virginia’s Civil War!

An award-winning local historian, Rick Britton has published scores of articles on the Civil War, and two books— Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler (2008), and Virginia Vignettes: Famous Characters & Events in Central Virginia History (2015).

The class startsTuesday, June 4th, 4:00–5:30 p.m. (and continuing for another 5 Tuesdays at The Center, the Travel class will be the 6th Tuesday). 

  • Tuesday, June 4th - 4:oo pm – The Chancellorsville Campaign
  • Tuesday, June 11th - 4:oo pm – The Gettysburg Campaign
  • Tuesday, June 18th - 4:oo pm – The Wilderness & Spotsylvania Court House 
  • Tuesday, June 25th - 4:oo pm – The Battles of North Anna & Cold Harbor
  • Tuesday, July 2nd - 4:oo pm – The Siege of Petersburg & Richmond
  • Tuesday, July 9th - 4:oo pm – The Appomattox Campaign
  • Tuesday, July 23rd – Travel Session: An entire day touring Overland Campaign battlefields with historian Rick Britton. We’ll start off by seeing the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania Court House (one of the war’s most heavily contested defensive positions), then take a trail walk through the North Anna site. After lunch we’ll tour the beautifully preserved Confederate works at Cold Harbor. Join us! (Tour departs 8:00 a.m., returns between 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Travel Session is a separate charge.)

Location: The Center

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Travel Class - Virginia’s Civil War

Member $80.00
Guest $90.00
Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 5:00-6:00pm

Wednesday, June 5, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Join the UVA dietetic interns and find out how to prepare some healthy dishes. And you’ll get to sample them!  

Free to the members. Space is limited; please register online or at The Center Welcome Desk.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Registration $0.00
Beach Dance Party

Beach Dance Party

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7:00-10:00pm

Friday, June 7, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Celebrate the warm weather and the sunshine!  Travel back in time and join us for fun evening of beach and dance music from the 60's and 70's by DJ Mark Allen.  BYOB; light appetizers will be available.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Beach Dance Party

Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
The Kennedy Center -

The Kennedy Center - "Hello, Dolly"

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 8:30-8:00pm

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Betty Buckley stars in this universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls the “best show of the year!”    Breaking box office records on Broadway,“ Hello, Dolly” pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion.  This musical comedy dream is a “must-see” event.  Lunch on your own at The Kennedy Center. WAITLIST ONLY 

Open to all.

Location: Washington, DC

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - June/July

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - June/July

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR! 

This four-week program meets on consecutive Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25, and July 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

This course will be repeated on Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

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

So now that you have retired and an income may not be coming in quite so steadily, how do you ensure that the money you have saved is in the right place to get the most gain for yourself and your loved ones?  What do you do if it is not? This four-week course taught by Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner professional and Partner with SKV Group, will address the topics that are most likely on the minds of retirees and those nearing retirement who haven’t yet taken the plunge: how your expenses, including medical spending and health care costs, will change when you retire; how to manage debt when your income is fixed; factors to consider when deciding when it is best to take Social Security; making sure you have all the important documents (will, power of attorney, etc.) in place to take care of yourself and your loved ones; and what happens when one member of a couple passes.  Participants will learn what questions to ask themselves and what they need to do to manage their portfolio so they can enjoy retirement with fewer financial worries.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

*Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Make Your Money Last through Retirement - June/July

Tuesdays, June 11 - July 2 $20.00
Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Lessons

Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Lessons

June 13-29, 2019

Thursdays, beginning June 13, 6:30 - 7:30 PM (through August 29)

Join Kevin Sumter from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and learn how to have some real fun exercising.  No experience necessary.  Lessons are free for Center members; $10/week for guests.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Swing Dance Swap

Swing Dance Swap

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7:30-9:00pm

Thursdays, beginning June 13, 7:30 - 9:00 PM (through August 29)

Join the fun group from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed and all levels are welcome. Dance to mostly West Coast Swing, with a little bit of East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step and maybe even a Waltz. All free and open to the community, just show up and have fun!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Still Sharp Singers Spring Concert

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 12:30-1:00pm

Wednesday, June 19, 12:30 - 1:00 PM

The members of the Still Sharp Singers under the direction of Mike D'Antoni will be entertaining after the monthly luncheon on June 19. Featured also will be the Barbershop Belles and Beaux with June Andrews directing. This will be their farewell to Spring as well as welcome to Summer with very familiar melodies for all. This event is free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Yard Sale

Yard Sale

Friday, June 28, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm

EARLY SUMMER SALE:

Friday, June 28, 4:30–6:30  pm (early bird with $5 entrance fee)

Saturday, June 29, 8:00 am–1:00  pm (free entrance)

Come find a treasure! Too many great items to list them all, but they include china, crystal, silver, vases, handbags, housewares, books, puzzles, and specialty items. All pieces are in good, if not in excellent, condition. You can help this sale succeed by donating gently-used possessions prior to the sale, volunteering your time to help during the event, and shopping the sale. Proceeds help support The Center’s operating budget.

Open to all.

Location: The Center, 491 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA

Fee: free

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - South Pacific

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - South Pacific

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 9:30-5:30pm

Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" intertwines the themes of romance and duty to create a story that is all at once hilarious and heartbreaking. Enjoy favorite songs such as Bali Hai, I'm Going to Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Younger Than Springtime and Some Enchanted Evening. Lunch is included. Activity Level - Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Riverside Theatre

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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - South Pacific

Member $113.00
Guest $123.00
Toftcombs Mansion House - Edinburgh, Scotland

Toftcombs Mansion House - Edinburgh, Scotland

August 1-9, 2019

Built in 1824, Toftcombs has welcomed many notable guests during its time as a former hotel and private residence. George Orwell resided at the house in 1948 as a guest of his friend Georges Kopp who was his commander in the Spanish civil war. 

Nestled within 10 private acres in the stunning Scottish Borders countryside, only 30 minutes from Edinburgh, Toftcombs is beautiful and grand, yet relaxed and comfortable, providing a spacious haven to enjoy memorable times. Breakfast is included daily. Call the travel office to book your room! Space is limited!

Please call the Travel Office to book this trip, 434.974.6538

Open to all.

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Planning for Your Retirement

Planning for Your Retirement

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

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

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

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

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

*Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Planning for Your Retirement

Tuesdays, Sept 10 - Oct 1 $20.00
Thursdays, Oct 3 - Oct 24 $20.00
Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR! 

This four-week program meets on consecutive Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

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

So now that you have retired and an income may not be coming in quite so steadily, how do you ensure that the money you have saved is in the right place to get the most gain for yourself and your loved ones?  What do you do if it is not? This four-week course taught by Jorgen Vik, Certified Financial Planner professional and Partner with SKV Group, will address the topics that are most likely on the minds of retirees and those nearing retirement who haven’t yet taken the plunge: how your expenses, including medical spending and health care costs, will change when you retire; how to manage debt when your income is fixed; factors to consider when deciding when it is best to take Social Security; making sure you have all the important documents (will, power of attorney, etc.) in place to take care of yourself and your loved ones; and what happens when one member of a couple passes.  Participants will learn what questions to ask themselves and what they need to do to manage their portfolio so they can enjoy retirement with fewer financial worries.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

*Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. SKV Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Make Your Money Last through Retirement - Sept/Oct

Wednesdays, Sept 11 - Oct 2 $20.00
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts  - Annie

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - Annie

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 9:30-5:30pm

This musical at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is based on the comic strip character "Little Orphan Annie" who believes her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her.  Daddy Warbucks agrees to help her in her quest.  Sally Struthers returns to Riverside to reprise her Broadway role as the wicked Miss Hannigan. Enjoy favorite songs such as  "Easy Street", "It's the Hard Knock Life" and, of course, "Tomorrow".  Lunch is included in the price. Activity Level - Easy 

Open to all.

Location: Riverside Theatre

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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - Annie

Member $113.00
Guest $123.00
Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

September 26-30, 2019

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States. It’s where our Founding Fathers met, discussed, debated, and formed a new country. Founded in 1682 as the capital of William Penn’s Crown Province, Philadelphia, by 1775, was our nation’s largest city with a population of 25,000. Our first seat of government, it’s where the Declaration of Independence was written. During the war, numerous battles and campaigns were conducted for its defense. When it comes to Revolutionary War tourism, Philadelphia is the place to go!

Join award-winning historian Rick Britton as we explore Revolutionary War Philadelphia and its environs (September 26 through September 30). (Note that the Activity Level for this tour is Active.)

Your Philadelphia Experience Includes:

  • Museums - Visits to the city’s wonderful Revolution-related museums and sites, including: the Museum of the American Revolution, Independence Hall & Congress Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell, and the Graff House where Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration (just to name a few).
  • Guided Battlefield Tour - A day-long charter bus tour to two of the best Revolutionary War sites—the Brandywine Battlefield and Valley Forge—led by military historian Ed Lengel, former U.Va. history professor and editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington.
  • Evening Presentation – A lecture by historian Rick Britton on the Declaration of Independence and the many myths of the American Revolution.
  • Independence Walking Tour – A 75-minute stroll through Philadelphia history. We’ll walk in the footsteps of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin (literally!).
  • Guided Walking Tours – Led by Rick Britton, we’ll take in sites not covered in the above (sites TBA).
  • City Tavern – To help us get into the proper spirit, we’ll lunch at the famous City Tavern, where the ambience, menu, and waitstaff are totally Revolutionary! (Lunch included.)
  • Spasso’s Italian Restaurant – Could we go to Philly and not dine Italian style?! (Dinner included.)

Amenities & Cost:

  • Transportation - Amtrak to and from Philadelphia: transfers to and from Amtrak Station. Charter bus service for our day-long battlefield tour.
  • Accomodations – A 4-night stay at the beautiful Sheraton Society Hill, conveniently located in the city’s historic district. Breakfasts are provided!
  • Admissions – With the Philadelphia Pass (included), admission will be covered to most museums and historic sites.
  • Group Meals – A group lunch at City Tavern, a group dinner at Spasso’s Italian Restaurant.
  • Cost – Per person, based on double occupancy - $1272: Single occupancy - $1945. Deposit - $750.

Sign up below, or for more information, contact the Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538.

Open to all.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia - Revolutionary War Getaway

Member - per person Double $1,272.00
Member - Single $1,945.00
Guest - per person Double $1,297.00
Guest - Single $1,970.00
Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

Portugal and the Douro River Cruise

October 9-19, 2019

Spend two nights exploring Lisbon, then set sail through the Portuguese Frontier. Visit Spain’s walled city of Salamanca, and the quaint and historic towns of Portugal along the Douro River. Airfare after June 30, 2018 will be 2 for 1 airfare or $625 per person.

Price Per Person: starts at $5428 double, $8547 single for Riviera deck. Deposit: $829 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan 

Plus Travelers Protection Plan $429 per person

Minimum Participants: 15

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

Please call the Travel Office to book this trip, 434.974.6538

Open to all.

Location: Portugal

Fee: free

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

December 12-20, 2019

We will sail on Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas to the South Eastern Coast. We will begin our cruise from the Port of Baltimore and cruise along the South Eastern Coast and the Bahamas. We will set sail in Nassau, Bahamas, then onto Cococay, Bahamas and then to the Port Canaveral and Charleston, SC. Join us for this holiday cruise at sea. Included ground transportation, all meals, accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Travel protection is available. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

2019 White House Tour

2019 White House Tour

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 5:00-6:00am

This trip to DC for a self-guided tour of the White House adorned in its holiday finest is a perennial favorite! We have requested a tour in December, but the date will be determined by the White House. Please call the travel office to put your name on the interest list as soon as possible. Some walking is involved and there is a possibility of waiting in line at the gate. Lunch is on your own. A valid government-issued United States ID (driver’s license, military ID, etc.) or a valid US or other official government-issued passport is required.

Open to all.

Location: Washington, DC

Fee: To be announced

Panama

Panama

February 13-20, 2020

Essence of Panama  - The diversity of Panama unfolds as you discover the colonial architecture of Panama City, the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, local customs and craftsmanship and Panama’s beautiful beaches. You’ll experience it all on this tour of Panama. Early bird savings of $100 per person. Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 22 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more! Trip includes round trip airfare from Dulles, Travelers Protection Plan, and round trip transportation from Charlottesville to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Price Per Person: $4,688 double, $5,687 single

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners

Deposit: $549 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan 

Location: Panama