Recreation

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Biking Through Belvedere (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 8:00-9:00am

Looking to enjoy a nice ride? Join Center member, Bob Lorish for an active ride through the surrounding areas of Belvedere. The ride begins at the Center’s parking lot. Ride at your own speed and take in the neighborhoods and trails around The Center. It’s BYOB (bring your own bike!) Make sure you bring some water and your love of cycling for this enjoyable biking experience!  

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 9:00-11:00am

We have warm ups and batting practice at 9 AM  every Tuesday and Thursday from March until mid October. The warm ups are followed by a 9 inning scrimmage game with first pitch at   9:30.  Get out your softball shoes and glove and have a ball! The Retreads welcome all fitness and experience levels, as long as you’re 55+ (men) or 40+ (women). Most players are 65+. We believe in teamwork—sluggers can request a runner to cover the bases! There is a $25 fee payable to the Retreads that helps to pay for equipment, awards, web site and other expenses. For more information visit  www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm


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.  For instructions on how to join in the class with ZOOM, email Bill Shaw at wjshawiii@gmail.com  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 pm
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Clear out a space in your home and join in the fun!
For instructions on how to join in, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Beginning Line Dance (ONLINE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Clear a space in your home and join in the fun! For instructions on how to join in, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

African Safari Adventure (ONLINE)

African Safari Adventure (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

Join us for an amazing African Safari Adventure with Center Member JJ Towler. She will tour us through a journey she took with the Center to  East Africa.  She will show us some of the wild animals she was finally able to see while on her safari. 


Topic: African Safari Adventure 
Time: Aug 10, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Location: Online

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

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 and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00. 

Walnut Creek Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot Directions from Charlottesville: Take Route 29 South; Turn left onto Route 708 (Red Hill Road); Turn right onto Route 631 (Old Lynchburg Road); The park is 1/2 mile on the left. Follow park entrance road for 1/4 mile to right turn into parking lot at lake.  (4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959)

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek Park - Off Site

Seats available: 3

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Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can have a crack at answering (no Googling allowed!). Gift certificates, as well as other mystery prizes will be awarded - winners can  pick up prizes and get a tour of The Center.  Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date.  Register today - spots are limited! 

Members only.

Location: Online

Seats available: 16

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Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Members $0.00
Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join Wild Virginia's Conservation Director, David Sligh, for a description of the group's efforts to see that regulators fully enforce the Clean Water Act to protect our precious resources. David will describe the group's involvement in the victorious battle against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the ongoing fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. He'll also explain how all Virginians can work with us to prevent damaging projects in the future. Open to all.

 

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Location: Online

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 1:15-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE

NEXT ROUND DANCE LESSONS –  

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 Hopper and Elaine Rudert- Hopper are the instructors.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (ON SITE)

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 9:30-11:00am

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!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, September 8, 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

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

(Participants need to sign up in pairs who will paddle the tandem canoes together.)
Learn how to confidently paddle a canoe 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 in a tandem (2-person) canoe. Participants will need to sign up in pairs with someone with whom they are already in close contact. With a little instruction, participants will discover the joy traveling across the water in this classic watercraft. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Register here. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00.  

Beaver Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp Parking Directions from Charlottesville: Take State Route 250 West towards Crozet; Cross over Mechums River, take immediate right onto State Route 680 Browns Gap Turnpike; Turn left into Park on Beaver Creek Park Road and follow this road until it ends at the boat ramp parking lot.  (Apparently using the address can be misleading in google maps)

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Seats available: 15

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Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, October 1, 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

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, October 1, 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

Backgammon

Backgammon

Thursday, October 1, 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

Hearts and Spades

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

NEW! HEARTS AND SPADES

Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join fellow enthusiasts for a friendly game of hearts or spades. No experience necessary!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, October 2, 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

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, October 4, 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 1:30-3:30pm

Members only.

Location: The Center

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 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

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, October 5, 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

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

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

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Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members $0.00
Guests per class $6.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, October 5, 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

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, October 5, 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

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, October 5, 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

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, October 5, 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

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, October 6, 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

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, October 6, 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

Mah Jongg - Western (Tues)

Mah Jongg - Western (Tues)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 1:00-3:30pm

Join in a fun game of Western Mah Jongg. This program meets each Tuesday. Contact Jean Zoumbaris (434) 990-6063 or Josie Smith (434) 327-0771 for more information.

Members only.

Location: The Center at Belvedere

Mexican Train Dominoes

Mexican Train Dominoes

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 9:30-11:30am

The goal of Mexican Train is to be the first player to lay down all of your dominoes. Whatever tiles are left in your hand count against you, so play strategically and try to get rid of the high-numbered tiles. Never played? Come anyway and learn!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, October 7, 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, October 7, 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

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, October 7, 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

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 7, 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

Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, October 19, 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

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Building a public botanical garden is not an easy feat. So far, McIntire Botanical Garden (MBG) has been driven by the community’s input, aspirations, insights, and desire to be a place of healing, unity, education and beauty. But the input phase of the garden design process is not complete and through reaching out to other organizations, we are hoping to gather more feedback to ensure the built garden will represent the hopes and dreams of the entire community. As a gift from the community to the community, the McIntire Botanical Garden is a very ambitious project. Jill Trischman-Marks, Executive Director of the McIntire Botanical Garden will briefly outline what has already been achieved in the process toward building this garden and will also give insight into the road map ahead.

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Location: Online

Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Virginia is consistently among the 10 states with the highest number of deer-vehicle collisions; with a 1 in 99 chance of collision for each of us and over 61,000 crashes on our roads each year.  Misty Boos, Executive Director of Wild Virginia will share exciting updates in Virginia policy and planning that help identify and protect wildlife corridors to help reduce these collisions.  She will explain what's being done through her work with the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative to help wildlife move safely across our state and how this work helps keep us all safe as well. Lastly, you'll learn how you can help and get involved.  

 

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Location: Online