Recreation

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm (May meet earlier in summer months depending on heat)

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

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Tuesday, August 16, 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

English Country Dance

English Country Dance

Tuesday, August 16, 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

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, August 16, 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
Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Wednesday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, August 17, 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

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois at mrabois@icloud.com

Scrabble

Scrabble

Wednesday, August 17, 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

Song Writing with Jim

Song Writing with Jim

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesdays, 4 weeks, August 10th-31st 

This Class is at Full Capacity 

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

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, August 17, 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

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Evening Line dance will move to WEDNESDAY EVENINGS beginning June 15

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

LGBT and Allie Game Night

LGBT and Allie Game Night

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesdays, 5:00–7:30 pm

From Pinochle to Parcheesi, Chess to Canasta, we’ve got game! Grab a drink at Greenberry’s with your friends and set up at a table. Or bring your own games - it's all in good fun! Free and open to all – everyone welcome. 

 

Available games:

All card games
Apples to Apples
Backgammon
Boggle
Checkers
Chess
Mexican Train Dominoes
Monopoly Deal
Monopoly - Charlottesville Edition
Parcheesi
Pictionary
Rummikub
Scrabble
Trivial Pursuit
Uno
Yahtzee
Don't see one you like? Bring your own to play!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

 Line Dance - All Levels - Evening

Line Dance - All Levels - Evening

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Evening Line Dance now on Wednesdays begining June 15
 
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

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

International Folk Dance (Beginner and Intermediate)

Folk dancing is a great exercise and a fun recreational activity for people of all ages. It’s beneficial for stress-reduction, cardiovascular stimulation, and protects against dementia.

Anyone can learn to folk dance as no formal dance experience is necessary and no partner is required.

Come and learn a wide variety of international folk dances with music from many countries around the world, have fun and meet new people.

Dance along or just come, watch and listen to the music.  No registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Thursday, August 18, 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, August 18, 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, August 18, 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, August 18, 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

International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance

Thursday, August 18, 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

Evening Square Dancing

Evening Square Dancing

Thursday, August 18, 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

Windows, PC, Operating System Class (Aug 19)

Windows, PC, Operating System Class (Aug 19)

Friday, August 19, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

Fridays, beginning July 29, 9:00–10:00 am

Learn more about Windows Office Products, Google, and more with expert Charles Fleming. This is a beginner’s course that will start off focusing on Windows 10. Bring your personal laptop, or follow along with Charles, as he goes in depth on skills to help you better understand your computer. Free for all. 

Course Content will include: Windows 10, Windows Office (Excel, Word, Access, Edge, Outlook), and Google Suite

July 29 - Windows 10

Aug 5 - Windows Office Excel, Word

Aug 12 - Windows Office Access, Edge, Outlook

Aug 19 - Google Suite

 

About the Instructor
Charles is very experienced with helping people, having taught Windows Operating Systems and Windows Desktop System to new employees at SNL Financial.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 27

Pay for this event

Windows, PC, Operating System Class (Aug 19)

RSVP (Aug 19)
Rummikub

Rummikub

Friday, August 19, 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 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

Senior Golf Group

Senior Golf Group

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 7:30am-12:00pm

This group is open to all senior golfers (men & women) from beginner to advanced levels playing at Meadowcreek Golf Course every Monday, May through October. We welcome folks who have just learned the game and want to learn more while having fun; however, this is not an “instructional” league. It is assumed that everyone knows the basics of golf as well as the etiquette and rules. We play Ready Golf, loosely organized into “Equally Capable Foursomes” and our tee times begin at 7:30 am. Walk, ride, play the back nine or go for the full eighteen! Come enjoy meeting new players or old friends while taking in the fresh air and the beautiful Virginia scenery. We try to match players of similar abilities, and no one takes the game too seriously. To speed up play and for the benefits of all players, please review the rules of Ready Golf before participating.  A $20 season fee applies, plus Meadowbrook green fees each week.  If you love the game of golf and would like to join like-minded folks, you are invited!  For more information, please contact Denny Berry, Senior Golf President, at 202-468-8441 or dennymberry@gmail.com

Open to all.

Location: Offsite

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, August 22, 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

Silver Swans Ballet II

Silver Swans Ballet II

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Silver Swans Ballet II

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

Poker

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 11:00am-3:00pm

Mondays  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     

Note: Poker will only be meeting on Mondays for the summer. We will resume Wednesdays in the Fall.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Silver Swans Ballet I

Silver Swans Ballet I

Monday, August 22, 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 (Aug) $0.00
Guests (Aug) $25.00
Chess

Chess

Monday, August 22, 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, August 22, 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

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, August 22, 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

Wisdom in Aging

Wisdom in Aging

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Mondays August 8-29 and September 12, 4:00-5:00pm

Using the inquiry method, June Heintz will lead participants through a 5 part series of questions for self-reflection and response.  Participants will use active listening as individuals share their discoveries of strategies that increase acceptance of all that comes with aging. Open to all. 

Through skillful questioning, the facilitator will engage participants in revealing to self and others the strategies and life skills that have helped us through each phase of what comes as life goes on. Through this process, each participant will feel more confident in our ability to meet whatever occurs with equanimity.  We will learn from each other and therefore gain collective wisdom.

Brief Bio on Instructor: As an art educator, first a K-6 art teacher, then a docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art and now at the Fralin Art Museum of UVA, I have been trained in the inquiry method and now use it in sessions at the Fralin, Looking Inward, in which participants share observations of a painting or sculpture with accessory information provided by my background research.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Karaoke in The Atrium

Karaoke in The Atrium

Tuesday, August 23, 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

Speed Dating Mixer

Speed Dating Mixer

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesday August 31, 4:30-6:00pm

Are you ready to meet someone new? Grab a refreshment from Greenberry’s and join us for a mixer that will start with classic speed dating. First drink is on the house! The Speed Dating Mixer will include 1 minute of chatting with the person across from you until the buzzer buzzes. Once everyone has met each contender, we will break off enjoying free time and continuing conversation. Meet new people and expand your horizons with this fun and inviting activity. Open to all. Register here.

Pick up your free drink from Greenberry's upon arrival and meet us in the Auditorium. We can't wait!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Speed Dating Mixer

RSVP Aug 31
Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Tap Your Troubles RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER

Every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm

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

Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 20

Pay for this event

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Guests (September) $45.00
Standard Members (September) $30.00
Prime Members (September) $0.00
Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, September 7, 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.

July 6 – video and discussion of the Ned Rig, a lure and fishing method that has been very effective.

August 3 -presentation by members of the club on fishing with Senkos, a versatile soft plastic lure.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall 434.328.2440

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday September 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Paint a beautiful set of 4 wine glasses. Explore some creative freedom in this class while having some instruction from Jamie Schwartz for painting on glass. These classes are open to everyone and no experience is required. A glass of wine will also be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, grab your glass of wine  from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio of Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 27

Pay for this event

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Guests (Sept. 7) $30.00
Standard Member (Sept. 7) $15.00
Prime Member (Sept. 7) $5.00
Movie Night - September

Movie Night - September

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

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

Wednesday, September 7, 5-6:30pm

Itzhak

Though Itzhak Perlman is widely regarded as the finest violinist of his time, his journey has been far from easy. This affectionate documentary recounts his story through conversations with Perlman, his friends, family and colleagues. Free and open to all. Register below.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 5-7:30p.m.

The Hundred Foot Journey

Relocating from India to a quiet village in the south of France, chef Hassan Kadam and his family open a restaurant called Maison Mumbai. But when their business starts to thrive, a competing restaurateur launches a war between the eateries. Free and open to all. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Movie Night - September

RSVP September 7 - Itzhak
RSVP September 21 - The 100 Foot Journey
Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 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.

August 11: “Small-Town Pride . . . or Shame--whatever people in a small town might take pride in or perhaps be embarrassed by."

September 8: Abstracts and Altered Reality

October 13: Fresh Perspectives

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Friday, September 9, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday September 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Create a painted sunflower cookie jar to be filled with your favorite treats. Students will learn the art of painting sunflowers on glass from instructor Jamie Schwartz. Please bring your favorite cookie recipe to share with the group! Beginners welcome and open to all. Material fee due to instructor day of class $20. Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $20. 

 

Brief bio of Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

Pay for this event

Fall Cookie Jar Creation

Guest (Sept. 5) $20.00
Standard Member (Sept. 5) $10.00
Prime (Sept 5)
Level One Walking

Level One Walking

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

Center member and Wellness Counselor Gary Denny is beginning a class for folks who haven’t exercised in a while and would like to begin at an easy pace. Join others at the same level of physical fitness and have a good time outdoors. Locations are TBD – email Gary at garythenutritionguy@gmail.com  for details and any questions you have. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: To be determined

Contact: Gary - garythenutritionguy@gmail.com

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 3:00pm-5:00pm

Monday September 19, 3:00-5:00pm

Create an easy beginners fall painting. Using simple acrylic techniques, Jamie Schwartz will show students how to create a beautiful painting on a wood sign. A glass of wine will be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. These classes are open to all and no experience is required. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place outside on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, pick up your glass of wine from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio on Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 29

Pay for this event

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Guests (Sept 19) $30.00
Standard Members (Sept 19) $15.00
Prime Members (Sept 19) $5.00
Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 1:30pm-7:00pm

Looking for a new puzzle or two, or three? – this is the event for you. We have lots of puzzles to share and swap. Please only bring puzzles that have all the pieces and are in good condition.  Any remaining jigsaw puzzles will be donated to local nonprofits who can use them. Free, open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Second Floor Artist Reception

Second Floor Artist Reception

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday September 22, 4:00-6:00pm

Join the artists Linda Abbey, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Christine Rich, and Susan Lang on the second floor to learn more about their art while indulging in refreshments and good conversation. Free and Open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays October 5-26, 4:30-6:00pm

Join teacher, Desmond Cormier, in this new and unique beginner’s course. Part 2 of "Draw and Paint What You See" will continue on the adventure of using the medium of graphite, charcoal, conte’ crayon, ink and various color mediums to draw still lifes. The goal will be to have a finished drawing and bring a composition to completion. For those who did the first course, we will build on your knowledge acquired, new participants are welcome to join the class. Students did not need to attend the previous class in order to attend this new course. For new students, don’t worry we will go over all the drawing concepts of part 1. This class teaches careful observation, realistic drawing, and basic drawing and painting skills. Materials needed are posted below. Prime members free, Standard Members $40, Guests $55.

-Teach students how to draw by careful observation

-Draw realistic, avoiding symbols

-Teach basic drawing and painting skills

Materials List:

Hb,2b,4b art pencils

Kneaded eraser and gum eraser

Tortillions and blending stumps

Pencil sharpener

Willow charcoal

Charcoal pencils

White charcoal

Fine sharpie pen

Drawing pad 11x14 70lb and up

Pad of newsprint

 

Can get materials at Art Box Ivy Square or any arts and crafts store.

Brief Bio on Instructor: From 1995-2018 Desmond was an Art Teacher at CHS and Buford Middle School, teaching in the gifted program. Desmond has shown at galleries and has been collected by private individuals.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event

Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Prime (RSVP Oct. 5-26)
Standard Members (Oct. 5-26) $40.00
Guests (Oct. 5-26) $55.00
Pet and Play

Pet and Play

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday October 6, 3-4pm

Join us on the terrace to play with pups! The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will be bringing a few adoptable dogs to accompany us on a sunny Thursday afternoon. Come lounge and meet these adoptable dogs with us 3-4pm. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fall Luncheon

Fall Luncheon

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

Wednesday October 26, 11:30-12:30

Enjoy a seasonal luncheon at The Center. The food will be catered by Bacio Mediterranean. The menu will consist of your choice of Chicken Kabobs or Beef Kabobs, Salad, Pasta, and Tiramisu. We will Tirami-see you there! Center Members $15, Guests $16. 

Menu:

DIPS AND SALADS: HOMMUS, TABBOULEH, TSATZIKI, RICE & VEGETABLES, CORNICHONS, GREEK OLIVE MIX, HOUSE INSALATA

CHICKEN KABOBS

BEEF KABOBS

PASTA: PENNETTE CON POLLO E PESTO, Made Up Of - PENNE, CHICKEN, CAPERS, GREEK OLIVES, ROASTED RED PEPPERS, ARTICHOKES, ROASTED TOMATOES, PECORINO, CREAMY GORGONZOLA PESTO

DESERT: TIRAMISU

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 45

Pay for this event

Fall Luncheon

Members $15.00
Guests $16.00