Recreation

 Croquet

Croquet

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Rummikub

Rummikub

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

Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

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

Fridays, 12:15pm-1:45pm

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

EMAIL instructor CELIA PFAUTZ for inquiries.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Celia Pfautz ckpfautz@gmail.com

Euchre

Euchre

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

Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

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

Open to members but first time guests are welcome.  

No registration is necessary.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

American Mah Jongg (Fridays)

American Mah Jongg (Fridays)

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

Fridays, 1:00-4:00 pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

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

Fridays, 1:45pm-4:15 pm

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

Contact Celia Pfautz  for more information.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: ckpfautz@gmail.com

Bingo

Bingo

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

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

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

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Poker

Poker

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Silver Swans Ballet II

Silver Swans Ballet II

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

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Silver Swans Ballet II

Members (June) $0.00
Guests per month (June) $25.00
Silver Swans Ballet I

Silver Swans Ballet I

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

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Silver Swans Ballet I

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

Chess

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

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

Mondays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

English Country Dance

English Country Dance

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Member Social

Member Social

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Whist

Whist

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Karaoke in The Atrium

Karaoke in The Atrium

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

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month 

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

 

No registration necessary. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

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

Senior Bowling Club 2022

Wednesdays beginning April 6th

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

Open to all.

Location: BowleroBowl

Canasta

Canasta

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

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Beginner Line Dance Lessons

Beginner Line Dance Lessons

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Beginner Line Dance Lessons

RSVP (starts April 20, 12 pm)
Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Scrabble

Scrabble

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

Wednesdays,1:00pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

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

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois at mrabois@icloud.com

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

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

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

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

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Game Night

Game Night

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

Every Wednesday evening from 5-7:30pm

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

 

Available games:

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mary Wilson

Chess for Beginners - New!

Chess for Beginners - New!

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

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

Thursdays, 12:00pm-2:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Backgammon

Backgammon

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

Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

American Mah Jongg Beginner Practice

RSVP (starts May 12)
International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance

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

Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

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

Class will not meet on April 7 and May 5.

Every Thursday from 5-6pm

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

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

Please register below:

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Prime Members (June)
Standard Members (June) $30.00
Guests (June) $45.00
Evening Square Dancing

Evening Square Dancing

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

Every Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Prime Members (June 21-August 16) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (June 21-August 16) $80.00
Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

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

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

KINGFISHERS

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

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

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

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

 

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

Casting call is as follows:

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

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

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

 

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

Please RSVP. Open to all.

 

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: curiouswatermedia@gmail.com

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Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

RSVP (June 1, 2-4pm)
RSVP (June 2, 6-8pm)
Movie Night - June

Movie Night - June

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

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

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

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

June 15 - The Martian (2hr 10 mins)

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 38

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Movie Night - June

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

Whats That Tree?

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

Class size is limited, please register in advance.

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

About Jon:

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

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

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

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

Registration link:

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek - Off Site

Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

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

2nd Thursday of each month

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

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

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

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons

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

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

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

June 10    The game and opening bids

June 24    Responses to the opening bid

July 8       Rebids by the opening bidder

Julu 22     Declarer Play

Aug.  5     Defensive Play

Aug. 19    Defensive Bidding

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

Sept. 16   Common Conventions

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Center Members (June 10) $0.00
Guests (June 10) $15.00
Trivia Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesdays

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

Tuesdays in The Atrium 6-7:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Trivia Tuesdays

RSVP June 14 (Random Trivia)
RSVP July 5 (60's and 50's Trivia)
RSVP July 19 (70's Trivia Night)
Pet and Play

Pet and Play

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

Tuesday, August 2nd 4-5pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Song Writing with Jim

Song Writing with Jim

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

Wednesdays, 4 weeks, August 10th-31st

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

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

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

About the Instructor:

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: jimr5356@gmail.com

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Song Writing with Jim

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

Summer Lovin' Luncheon

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Summer Lovin’ Luncheon

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