Recreation

Play Croquet at The Center

Play Croquet at The Center

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Mondays and Fridays, beginning June 21st, 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

Chess

Chess

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

Mondays, beginning August 2

A wonderful activity to exercise the brain! Men and women of all skill levels who know the fundamentals of the game are welcome.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Euchre

Euchre

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

BINGO at THE CENTER (ON SITE)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

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.  Open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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, August 2, 2021 | 11:00-3:00pm

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 Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-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 $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 online

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Members (August) $0.00
Guests per month (August) $25.00
English Country Dance (ON SITE)

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

 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

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Chinese Mah Jongg (ON SITE)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 1:00-3:30pm

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.  No registration necessary. For more information, please sonctact program leader, Bonnie Morton.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Bunko

Bunko

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

1st and 3rd Mondays of every month 2:00pm - 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!  No registration necessary.

If you'd like to play or have questions, contact program leader at Clarece Edson or 434-293-2817.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

We have warm ups and batting practice at 9 AM  every Tuesday and Thursday 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

Party Bridge (ONSITE)

Party Bridge (ONSITE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 12:30-3:30pm

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

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 1:15-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE Lessons (8 weeks)
Tuesdays, June 15-August 17 (will not meet June 29 or August 10)
Beginners Lessons  1:15-2:15 pm
Intermediate Lessons  2:15-3:15 pm
 

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Spectators may attend for free and are welcome at either lessons or dances.Open to the community. Fee includes both beginner and intermediate lessons for the 8-week series. Chip Hopper and Elaine Rudert- Hopper are the instructors.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Prime Members (June 15-Aug 17) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (June15-Aug 17) $80.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

Tuesday evenings starting July 6, 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, August 3, 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from6-8 pm beginning July 6
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

Fishing Group / Kingfishers  (On site)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (On site)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 9:30-11:00am

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

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

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 - New Time!

Square Dancing Lessons - New Time!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

Beginning June 23, Square Dance will meet on Wednesdays, 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 4, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

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 4, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

Wednesdays,1:00pm-4:00pm, beginning June 23.

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

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 2:30-4:00pm

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

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

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

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 12:00-2:00pm

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 (On-site)

Backgammon (On-site)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2:00-3:30pm

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 (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2:30-4:00pm

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

Member Social (On-site)

Member Social (On-site)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Join fellow Center members for an informal gathering. Share 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 is on your own. 

Registration currently not required.

Members only.

Location: The Center

American Mah Jongg (Thursdays)

American Mah Jongg (Thursdays)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 3:00-6:00pm

Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 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.  It's fun and it stimulates your brain!   Free for members. For inquiries, contact Mimi Rabois

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance (ON SITE)

Beginning Line Dance (ON SITE)

Friday, August 6, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm

Fridays, 12:00pm-1:30pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET JULY 30.

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

Intermediate Bridge Lessons  (Onsite)

Intermediate Bridge Lessons (Onsite)

Friday, August 6, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Fridays, July 9, 23, August 6, 20, 1:00-2:00 pm (4-part series)

Join experienced bridge player and teacher, Ken Marino for this series of 4 classes. These lessons are intended for experienced bridge players. Take one class or take them all.  Free for Center members (Prime and Standard); Guests are $10 per class. Please register in advance at thecentercville.org 

Aug. 6   Conventions II – Cue bid raises, Michael's cue bid, Unusual Notrump,  DONT, and forcing bids.

Aug. 20 The Squeeze Play – One of the most elegant plays in bridge that empowers you to “force” an opponent to discard a winning card during the end play.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Intermediate Bridge Lessons (Onsite)

RSVP (August 6) - Prime and Standard Members $0.00
RSVP (August 6) -Guests $10.00
RSVP (August 20 - Prime and Standard Members $0.00
RSVP (August 20) - Guests $10.00
Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance (ON SITE)

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance (ON SITE)

Friday, August 6, 2021 | 1:30-4:00pm

Class will not Meet on July 30.

Fridays, 1:30pm-4:00pm

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

Karaoke in The Atrium

Karaoke in The Atrium

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 4:00-6:00pm

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month beginning August 10.

Unleash your hidden talents! We provide the music and words; you provide your voice. No experience necessary.  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Singles Schmooze (OFF SITE)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm

Every other Tuesday 5:30pm - 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! 

Schmooze is currently meeting offsite. Please contact Betty Bollendorf haverhil@gmail.com for more info.

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 6:30-8:30pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Mexican Train Dominoes

Mexican Train Dominoes

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

Wednesdays 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!  No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Soul Expressions - Dance Party (ONSITE)

Soul Expressions - Dance Party (ONSITE)

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 6:00-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of crowd-pleasing songs and styles, from Motown from the 80’s and onward, with a few other gems thrown in to keep you on your feet. From the minute this dynamic party band takes the stage, you’ll realize that this is a group at the very top of their game. From their commanding stage presence to powerhouse singing and tight musicianship, Soul Expressions knows how to have a good time – and makes sure that everyone in the audience does, too. Bring your dancing shoes and boogie down at The Center with us! Fee: $10 per person at the door.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Soul Expressions - Dance Party (ONSITE)

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