Recreation

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 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.

Looking to play? The Center offers a range of opportunities!
Click here for Tuesday Social Bridge.
Click here for Duplicate Bridge.
Click here for information about Bridge Lessons for Beginners, a recurring four-part series open to the community.
Click here for Getting Better at Bridge.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 12:00-3:30pm

Open to all levels of duplicate players. If you have never tried duplicate due to its intimidating, super competitive reputation, we believe you will be pleasantly surprised by how much fun duplicate can be. 

Looking to play? The Center offers a range of opportunities!
Click here for Party Bridge
Click here for Tuesday Social Bridge
Click here for Bridge Lessons for Beginners, a recurring four-part series
Click here for Getting Better at Bridge

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 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

Backgammon

Backgammon

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 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 every Thursday. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 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

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 12:45-1:45pm

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

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

NOW OPEN TO ALL!    Members are free; guest fee $20 per lesson -- Take one or all (please register separately)

Friday, January 24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM -- Lesson Four (summary and review)

Friday, February 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM -- The series begins again with Lesson One

Friday, March 20, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lesson Two

Friday, April 24, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lesson Three

Friday, May 29, 1:00 - 3:00 PM -- Lesson Four (summary and review)

If you have always wanted to play bridge but don't know how, or you have some bridge playing experience but need a refresher in the basics, then these are the classes for you!  All classes are taught by experienced player and teacher Ken Marino.  Time will also be allocated during each lesson for guided play. Free to members; guest fee $20 per lesson. Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or below.

  • Lesson One will teach you the fundamental nature of the game, play of the hand, bidding, and basic scoring.  At its conclusion, you will be able to play the game of bridge!  (You will be encouraged to play 5 or 6 times, 50-60 hands) before taking the next class.
  • Lesson Two will consist of a rigorous presentation of the opening bid without a 5-card suit, along with the responses and opener re-bids, further exploration of the “Point Count” theory, and “Declarer Play” - both planning the play and strategies for winning additional tricks.
  • Lesson Three introduces the concept of “Bidding Conventions” with first-level explanations and examples of several current and commonly used conventions.  Play of the hand topic will include opening leads against suit and no-trump contracts.
  • Lesson Four, the final one of the series, will present a summary and review of bridge bidding - covering opening bids, responses and rebids.  Common bidding conventions will also be reviewed.  Most of the class time will be spent on the fundamentals of declarer play - from planning the play to finding  "not so obvious" ways to win tricks. Other play techniques, such as unblocking a suit, will be explored.

Once you know how to play, check out these other opportunities at The Center!
Click here for Party Bridge
Click here for Tuesday Social Bridge
Click here for Duplicate Bridge
Click here for Getting Better at Bridge

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Register JANUARY (Lesson 4) Member $0.00
JANUARY (Lesson 4)Guest $20.00
Register FEBRUARY (Lesson 1) Member $0.00
FEBRUARY (Lesson 1) Guest $20.00
Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 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
 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 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
Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 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, January 26, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

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, January 26, 2020 | 1:30-3:30pm

Upcoming Features:

January 5 – The Black Stallion

January 12 – Stranger Than Fiction

January 19 – Gandhi

January 26  – Sidewalks of New York

February 2 – Same Kind of Different as Me

February 9 – Roman J. Israel, Esq.

February 16 – Breakthrough

February 23 – The Impossible

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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; there is no classroom instruction. Experienced players Mary and Mike Wilson act as advisors, making suggestions and discussing alternatives.  For more information or questions, contact the group administrator, Gene Philippi.

Looking to play? The Center offers a range of opportunities!
Click here for Tuesday Social Bridge.
Click here for Party Bridge
Click here for Duplicate Bridge
Click here for Bridge Lessons for Beginners, a recurring four-part series open to the community.
 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Fee: free

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

SILVER SWANS BALLET CLASS RETURNS!

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*. Center members free; Guests $6/class 

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 12:30-2:30pm

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

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 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

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 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

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 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, January 28, 2020 | 12:00-3:00pm

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.

Looking to play? The Center offers a range of opportunities!
Click here for Party Bridge
Click here for Duplicate Bridge
Click here for Bridge Lessons for Beginners, a recurring four-part series open to the community.
Click here for Getting Better at Bridge

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 1:15-3:15pm

Current ROUND DANCE LESSONS RUN THROUGH Jan. 21, 2020, Every Tuesday, 1:15-3:15 pm. (Beginners in the first hour --1:15-2:15 -- and intermediate dancers in the second hour -- 2:15-3:15 pm).

ROUND DANCE (Ballroom Dancing to Cues): January 28, 2019, Tuesday, 1:15-3:15 pm. Price of Round Dances: Center Members: $18 per couple ($9 per person); Nonmembers/guests: $20 per couple ($10 per person). Dances are for anyone with round dance experience—not just for those who took the previous series of lessons.

NEXT ROUND DANCE LESSONS – Series of 8 Classes begins Feb. 4, 2020;  1:15-3:15 pm.

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. Spectators may attend for free and are welcome at either lessons or dances.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. Chip and Elaine Hopper are the instructors.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

The Schmooze group meets at The Center the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The cost for the meal is $7 payable at the Welcome Desk that evening. Trying it out for the first time? Be our guest for free when dining at The Center. Please check in at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.

On the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, the group usually dines out at a local restaurant and everyone goes "Dutch." You can call the Welcome Desk (434) 974-7756 after 11 am to find out the location.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

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, January 29, 2020 | 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

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 11:30-3:30pm

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

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 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, January 29, 2020 | 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, January 29, 2020 | 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

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 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, January 29, 2020 | 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, January 29, 2020 | 6:00-8:00pm

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, January 29, 2020 | 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
Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 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
First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 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

Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817

Senior Golf Meeting

Senior Golf Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

SENIOR GOLF ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Monday, March 2, 10:00-11:30 AM

Spring is in the air and that means golf! The primary goal is to have fun, so the seniors play Ready Golf, loosely organized into "Equally Capable 4somes" on Monday mornings from April through September.  If you’re already an active part of the group or are new to the area and looking for some golf partners, you’re invited! Find out what’s in store for the upcoming season.  For more info please contact Ryan Hanson, Senior Golf President, at 434-202-8279 or ryanhan66@hotmail.com. Meeting is free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free