Recreation

Rummikub/Skip-Bo

Rummikub/Skip-Bo

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

NEW!  Pinochle

NEW! Pinochle

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm

NEW!  - Pinochle at The Center

Fridays, 10:00am-12pm beginning November 5th

Pinochle is back at The Center! Try your hand at this popular game played with a 48-card deck, where you score points with meld and by winning tricks. Experienced and new-to-the-game players welcome to 3-person and 4-person games. Contact Barry if interested. Members only. Come join in the fun at The Center!

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fridays, 12:00pm-1:30pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET AUGUST 6.

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

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Fridays, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3, 17, 1:00-2:00 pm 

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 $10 per class. Please register below in advance for each class.  

Oct. 8       Rebids by the opening bidder

Oct. 22     Declarer Play

Nov. 5      Defensive Play

Nov. 19    Defensive Bidding

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

Dec. 17    Common Conventions

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Prime and Standard Members (Dec 17) $0.00
Guests (Dec 17) $10.00
Euchre

Euchre

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 1:30pm-4:00pm

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

Bingo at The Center

Bingo at The Center

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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, December 6, 2021 | 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, December 6, 2021 | 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 (December)

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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 SilverSwans 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 online

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

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

Silver Swans Ballet I (December)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

If you've never taken ballet, have limited experience or physical contraints, 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 online

Silver Swans Ballet I (December)

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

Chess

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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

English Country Dance

English Country Dance

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 1:00pm-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, December 6, 2021 | 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.  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, December 6, 2021 | 2:00pm-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

Whist

Whist

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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, December 7, 2021 | 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

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 1:15pm-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE Lessons (8 weeks)
August 31-October 26 (will not meet Sept. 14)
Next series of classes:  November 9-January 4 (will not meet December 28)
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 online

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Prime Members (August 31-October 26) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (August 31-October 26 $80.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Singles Schmooze (Offsite)

Singles Schmooze (Offsite)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 5:00pm-7:00pm

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

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from 6-8 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

Senior Bowling Club

Senior Bowling Club

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 10:00am-11:30am

Senior Bowling Club 2021

The Senior Bowling League plays each Wednesday at BowleroBowl and will be forming their Fall league teams on Wednesday, August 18th. All levels of experience are welcome; you can currently join at any time. Contact Joyce Wegner for more details and to get your name on the list. The cost to bowl is $10.00 for 3 games plus the cost of rental shoes if needed.

Open to all.

Location: BowleroBowl

Dominoes, Triominoes, Hearts, and Spades!

Dominoes, Triominoes, Hearts, and Spades!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 10:00am-11:30am

Join your fellow member for some game fun. Never played any of these games? Come anyway and learn!  No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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, December 8, 2021 | 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, December 8, 2021 | 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, December 8, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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, December 9, 2021 | 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 (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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

Member Social (On-site)

Member Social (On-site)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 2:30pm-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

Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Charlottesville Camera Club Meetings

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Karaoke in The Atrium

Karaoke in The Atrium

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 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

Fishing Group / Kingfishers  (On site)

Fishing Group / Kingfishers (On site)

Wednesday, January 5, 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