Recreation

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Senior Bowling Club (Offsite)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Senior Bowling Club 2022

All levels of bowling are welcome and we encourage interested parties to join in!  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, November 30, 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, November 30, 2022 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Scrabble

Scrabble

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays,1:00pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

American Mah-Jongg (Wednesdays)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Mimi Rabois at mrabois@icloud.com

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, November 30, 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, November 30, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday 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

Game Night

Game Night

Wednesday, November 30, 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, November 30, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Every Wednesday
 
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, November 30, 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.

Wednesday Evening will not meet for the following weeks:

  • Wednesday Sept. 28
  • Wednesday Oct. 5
  • Wednesday Oct. 12

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Clay Ornaments

Clay Ornaments

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 9:00am-12:00pm

Thursday December 1, 9:00am-12:00pm

Using cookie cutters and other unconventional clay tools, instructor Riley Gildea will teach students how to create holiday ornaments from clay! Once the ornament is made, students will add details by applying textures to their ornaments and painting on the underglaze. In the end, students will have a hand-crafted clay ornament that they can keep for themselves or gift to a loved one. Materials fee is $10 for each participant and due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Prime members free, Standard members $15, Guests $25.

- Play with Clay

- Make an Ornament

- Learn the Ceramic Process

- Work on Hand Strength and Finer Motor Skills

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Brief Bio on Instructor: Riley Gildea has a BA from Mary Washington studying Studio Art and Psychology. She focused on the 30 arts, specializing in sculpture and ceramics. She studied under a master potter at Peters Valley School of Arts and Crafts and apprenticed at Morehouse Studio. She has taught many classes at Morehouse Studio and has taught many private lessons as well.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Clay Ornaments

Prime
Standard (Dec 1) $15.00
Guest (Dec 1) $25.00
Party Bridge - Thurdays

Party Bridge - Thurdays

Thursday, December 1, 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

Chess for Beginners

Thursday, December 1, 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

Photography Decision Making for Quality Images

Photography Decision Making for Quality Images

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Five Thursdays, from  November 3 - December 8th 10-12pm (except on Nov. 24th)

The process of photography offers individuals with many potential decisions that must be made in the process of capturing a quality image. There are technical decisions that are critical to the quality of the photograph, such as focus and depth of field, as well as the exposure triangle of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. There are also aesthetic decisions less technical in nature that truly makes the difference in one's effort to capture a dramatic and interesting image that attracts the viewer. Examples of the aesthetic decisions include choice of subject matter, timing, composition, quality of light, and angle of view. This five session class will provide the participants with the opportunity to learn how to enhance their decision-making skills resulting in stronger, more dramatic images.

About Ben Greenberg:

Ben is a professional photographer whose lifelong passion for photography has led him to pursue landscape and more recently wildlife images that demonstrate the beauty and importance of the natural environment in Virginia and the twenty other states he has photographed. Ben has two websites, www.bengreenberg.com with 900 of his photographs and www.naturalvirginiabook.com devoted to his coffee table book, Natural Virginia, published in 2014 and reprinted twice more since then. For more than fifteen years Ben has made frequent  presentations to groups and camera clubs in Virginia as well as having taught classes in the central Virginia area.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Thursday, December 1, 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 and Cribbage

Backgammon and Cribbage

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon or Cribbage.  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.

 

Cribbage is a card game originating from the United Kingdom, and it is designed to be played by 2-6 players. The game is, at its core, a strategy-based card game, but it also has a distinct cribbage board that epitomizes the game type. The game has a strict set of rules and a unique scoring system, making it an acquired taste.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Beginners Mah Jongg

Beginners Mah Jongg

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:30pm

Thursdays, 2:30–4:30 pm through December
 
Practice your newfound Mah Jongg skills and keep improving your game. Contact Joyce Nunge for more information. Free for members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance

Thursday, December 1, 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.

Thursday International Folk Dance will not meet for the following 2 weeks:

  • Thursday Sept. 29
  • Thursday Oct. 6

Open to all.

Location: The Center

French 2

French 2

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:30pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays November 1-December 13, 5:00-6:30pm (12 Session Class) Class will not meet Thursday November 24th

This course is a continuation of Beginner’s French with instructor Ashton Nicewonger. If you did not take Beginner’s French, you may still join if you have a French background. Participants will begin to narrate past and future events, as well as reading and writing in French. Open to all. Prime members free, Standard members $50, Guests $70. 

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

- Narrarate Past and Future Events

- Hold more complex conversations

- Create their own vocabulary to connect language in a way that is personally significant, enabling them to continue their studies  outdside the classroom 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

 

About the Instructor:

Ashton Nicewonger is a PhD student at UVA with a MA in French from CU Boulder and extensive teaching experience. She has taught French in a preschool, a high school, and two universities. She has taught Beginner French at The Center as well. She previously lived in France and traveled extensively.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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French 2

Prime (RSVP Nov 1-Dec 13)
Standard (RSVP Nov 1-Dec 13) $50.00
Guest (RSVP Nov 1-Dec 13) $70.00
Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-5:50pm

Tap Your Troubles - Cancelled for Sept. 29

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: 11

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Guests (December) $45.00
Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Evening Square Dancing

Evening Square Dancing

Thursday, December 1, 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 all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Level One Walking

Level One Walking

Friday, December 2, 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. Email Gary at garythenutritionguy@gmail.com  for details and any questions you have. Free and open to all.

Starting Friday September 16th, the activity will be held weekly at Pen Park in the incorporated City of Charlottesville (about 1/2 mile from the Center.) Penn Park Location.  We will meet at 9 am at the parking lot near the first set of tennis courts.  The parking lot will be on the left after you enter the park.  Gary plans to wear a bright yellow t-shirt with a picture of the earth on the front, so he should be easy to find.  

In the event of rain,  the activity will be held inside Fashion Square Mall.  The time would be 10am as the mall doesn't open any earlier.  The meeting place would be the coffee shop in the middle of the mall (It's no longer Starbucks.)

Open to all.

Location: Penn Park

Contact: Gary - garythenutritionguy@gmail.com

Rummikub

Rummikub

Friday, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 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, December 2, 2022 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

Fridays 2:30-3:30pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Getting Better at Bridge

Getting Better at Bridge

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

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

Poker

Poker

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Mondays  11:00bam-3:00 pm  

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.

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 II

Silver Swans Ballet II

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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

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

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Silver Swans Ballet II

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

Silver Swans Ballet I

Monday, December 5, 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

Seats available: 13

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Silver Swans Ballet I

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

Chess

Monday, December 5, 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

Music in The Atrium

Music in The Atrium

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays 1:002:00 pm

Enjoy vocals and guitar by Center Member Jim Gordon.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

From November 14-March 6th, meetings will be offsite at various restaurants.

The group will meet at The Center on December 5th at The Center from 2-3pm at the Hot Chocolate and Cookies Social

Contact the front desk for information 434-974-7756

Join your fellow members for a socail gathering. For more information, contact Margaret Dryer or Mary Kirby

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

Mondays 1:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

English Country Dance

English Country Dance

Monday, December 5, 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

Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Monday December 5, 2:00-3:00pm

Warm up at The Center with free hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and good conversation. For Center members only. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Hot Chocolate and Cookies

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Party Bridge - Tuesdays

Party Bridge - Tuesdays

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 12:30pm-3:30pm

Tuesdays 12:30pm - 3:30pm  

Have fun and improve your Bridge game. No partners needed. For Center members only. If interested in playing, email Peggy Smith.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Name That Tune

Name That Tune

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Join Center member Bill Porter on piano and emcee Merle Kinzer (a past contestant on the TV show Name that Tune!) and test your musical knowledge. Just come and have fun; no registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 1:15pm-3:15pm

ROUND DANCE Lessons (8 weeks)
Tuesdays, November 8-January 3 (Center is closed on Dec. 27)
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

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Round Dance Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate)

Prime Members (Nov. 8-Jan. 3) $0.00
Standard members and Guests (Nov. 8-Jan. 3) $80.00
Paint Poured Ornaments

Paint Poured Ornaments

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:30pm

Tuesday December 6, 5:00-6:30pm

Jamie Schwartz instructs you on how to create a set of 10 paint poured ornaments. Choose your colors and adorn them with beautiful bows. These make a beautiful gift for anyone on your holiday list! Open to all and no experience is required. Materials fee is $25 and due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $20. 

 Paint Pouring

 Bow Making

 Fun

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Brief bio of yourself/credentials/qualifications: 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

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International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 5:00pm-5:45pm

Tuesdays December 6–January 3 and Wednesday January 11, 5:00–5:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45.

December 6: Waltz

December 13: Quickstep

December 20: Tango

January 3: Foxtrot

January 11: Viennese Waltz

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 18

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International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Guests (5–5:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $45.00
Standard Member (5–5:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $30.00
Prime Member (5–5:45 Dec 6–Jan 11)
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:00pm-6:45pm

Tuesdays December 6–January 3 and Wednesday January 11, 6:00–6:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free; Standard Members $30; Guests $45.

December 6: Cha-cha 

December 13: Rumba

December 20: Jive

January 3: Samba 

January 11: Paso Doble

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 22

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Guests (6–6:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $45.00
Standard Members (6–6:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $30.00
Prime Members (6–6:45 Dec 6–Jan 11)
Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, December 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

Stretch For Balance and Strength - Afternoon

Stretch For Balance and Strength - Afternoon

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 4:15pm-5:15pm

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

Starting December 7th 2022

Gentle stretching movements that will help you to become stronger and more flexible. These stretches are appropriate for all fitness levels. Chairs and mats are available. Join Pete Cross, Center Fitness Volunteer and a personal trainer for 22 years. Members only. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.  Class size limited to 16. Please make sure you are on time to this class to ensure your spot. 

This class is also offered on Mondays at 11:45am.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch For Balance and Strength - Afternoon

Standard (4:15pm, December) $25.00
Prime (4:15pm, December)
Movie Night - December

Movie Night - December

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:00pm

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

Wednesday, December 7,  5-7 pm

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathers the best musicians in the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. By the end of their phenomenal 14-year run, this unheralded group of musicians play on more Number One hits that the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and The Beatles combined. This is their story. 

Wednesday, December 21, 5-7 pm

Miracle on 34th Street

After a divorced New York mother hires a nice old man to play Santa Claus at Macy's, she is startled by his claim to be the genuine article. During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris's neighbor (John Payne), who has eyes for Doris. Kris hopes to unite the two while winning over Doris's skeptical 6-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood). Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Movie Night - December

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Tai Chi Evenings

Tai Chi Evenings

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Also on Thursdays and Fridays 8:30-9:30am.

Background The Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at The Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Bryan McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Bryan is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Bryan leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise

The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi Evenings

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime Member (December)
Tai Chi Mornings

Tai Chi Mornings

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Thursdays and Fridays 8:30 - 9:30 am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am and on Wednesdays 5:30pm.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

REGISTER BELOW .

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi Mornings

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime (December)
Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Thursdays and Fridays 8:30 - 9:30 am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am and on Wednesdays 5:30pm.

Background The Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at The Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Bryan McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Bryan is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Bryan leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise

The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Standard Member (Dec) $36.00
Prime (Dec)
Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

Charlottesville Camera Club Meeting

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

2nd Thursday of each month (ONLINE November through February 2023)

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.

November 10:  Pathways and Roadways, Natural or Human Made; Empty or Being Used

December 8:  End of year "Best of" competition, where a judge chooses the best photos of the year in all categories.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pictures with Santa

Pictures with Santa

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:30pm

Tuesday December 13, 5:00-6:30pm

You are never too old to get your picture taken with Santa! The Center opens its doors to the Charlottesville community and encourages everyone to bring their loved ones to snap a picture with a longtime jolly friend in our Atrium. Pets are allowed to join in the fun too! Free and Open to all while Santa’s in the building. 

Pictures will be taken by Stu Scott Photography and uploaded to The Center Facebook for attendees to download their captured moment.

Open to all.

Location: The Center Atrium

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Pictures with Santa

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Clock Painting and Making

Clock Painting and Making

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Thursday December 15 10:00-11:30am

Join instructor Jamie Schwartz as she leads you in painting a beautiful winter scene on a wooden clock. Painting is a relaxing and fun way to explore your creative side. Students will also assemble the clock mechanism, and everyone will leave with a working clock. No experience required. Open to all. Material fee is $25 for all and due to the instructor at the start of class. Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $20. 

 Acrylic Painting

 Brush Techniques

 Fun

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

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: 10

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Clock Painting and Making

Prime (Dec 15)
Standard (Dec 15) $10.00
Guest (Dec 15) $20.00
Christmas Cookie Exchange

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday December 15, 2:00-3:00pm - Must Register by December 9th 4pm.

Bring on your best baking to The Center! In honor of the holiday season, we are inviting all to join in merriment through exchanging of their favorite holiday cookies.

The way that the cookie exchange will work:

Bake 2-3 dozen of your favorite cookies and individually wrap them for an easy cookie exchange! If you can no longer participate, please email olivia@thecentercville.org as soon as possible. People who register for the Cookie Swap will be notified on December 9th, how many persons are registered for the event. 

If you decide to drop out of the swap, please notify olivia@thecentercville.org immediately so that she can notify the other bakers.

On the day of the swap, each baker will exchange their cookie ! We ask if you have any allergies and wish to participate, to please notify Olivia, so she can notify the other bakers and ensure your safety. More details will be emailed to the registries when the time comes. To enter the cookie swap, you must register below. We are not allowing persons to sell or profit off cookies, this is a cookie exchange only. Bakers must purchase their own ingredients and wrappings for cookies. Only those who have brought cookies may participate in the swap!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 42

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

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Walkway Sign Creation Class

Walkway Sign Creation Class

Monday, December 19, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Monday December 19, 2:00-4:00pm

Paint and stencil a 4 feet walkway sign with instructor Jamie Schwartz. Students will customize and design their own wooden sign to place in front of their home! Open to all, no experience is required. Materials fee is $25 for all and due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Prime members free, Standard members $15, Guests $25. Register here.

 Acrylic Painting

 Brush Techniques

 Stenciling

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Walkway Sign Creation Class

Prime (Dec 19)
Standard (Dec 19) $15.00
Guest (Dec 19) $25.00
LGBTQ+ Allies Game Night

LGBTQ+ Allies Game Night

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

Third Wednesday of Each Month, 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

Paint Loose With Linda

Paint Loose With Linda

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Tuesdays January 3 - February 28, 10:00am-1:00pm

Linda Abbey teaches students drawing and watercolor painting using a big brush. Learn the skill of Betty Edward's Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain and how to put watercolor on paper. Students will have every step broken down, so all levels of artist are welcome! The final class will be a small reception of the students' work. Prime Members free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials are needed for this class and the list is below.

Students will learn: to see is to understand what they are looking at, why it is important, and how to put it on paper. From this step by step class, students cannot help but to succeed. 

MATERIAL LIST (Prices based off Cheap Joes, located in Boone, NC)

Sketchbook, Canson 9x12 Universal sketch pad 100 sheets      702-194     $   9.99 

White Factis erasers, 3 per pack                                                                    $   2.36

BRUSHES

  Golden Fleece size 32 or 36 round brush                                   $  21.69

  Golden Fleece size 10 brush                                                      $    7.49

  Golden Fleece  size 6 brush                                                       $   5.99

  ¾ inch flat brush                                                                         $  12.59

  rigger size 2 or 3                                                                         $   7.00

 Palette knife size 44 or 40                                                           $   6.29

     

PALETTE, white, Cheap Joes brand                           #400           $13.99

    Or any other brand of a covered palette with spaces for at least 9 different paints and a large area for mixing colors.

 

PAPER

Arches 140 lb cold pressed is best.  You will need 8 sheets sized 15”x11”. 

I buy full sheets and tear them in quarters 15”x11”, to be taped on Masonite boards that I provide.

I got a deal of 25 sheets of  Arches 140 lb watercolor paper for $146.00!

And I am happy to sell two sheets to each student for  $12.00.  By tearing these full sheets into quarter sheets, there’s enough for all 8 classes.

 

PAINTS

Paints are all American Journey brand, a cool and warm yellow, blue, red and brown.  Hooker’s green is to make greens easier.  

                                                                          37ml tube   15ml tube

Cerulean Blue                          AJ1037-37           $22.19        $12.29

Ultramarine blue                      AJ1139-37           $12.79        $  7.99

Cadmium Red Light                AJ1025-37           $22.19        $12.29

Alizarin Crimson                      AJ1101-37           $14.59        $  8.89

Cadmium Yellow light             AJ1034-37           $15.99        $10.19

Yellow Ochre                           AJ1148-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Sienna                            AJ1016-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Umber                            AJ1019-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Hooker’s Green light               AJ1059-37           $14.59        $  8.89

 

I suggest the larger tubes, a better deal.  The paint does not dry out if you recap it tightly after squeezing out the amount you want.

 

Artist’s white tape                                                  AT-1                            $6.79

   

Sponges  set of 3 sponges                                                                $  8.59

         

Total materials cost:               with 37 ml tubes of paint         with 15 ml paint

                                                                      $217.29                          $162.89

Pencils  buy at Michaels.

Linda will provide students with vine charcoal, stick charcoal, pens, conte crayon and other drawing materials.  Linda will supply Strathmore Illustration board, Hake brushes, white wax candles, white acrylic paint, matte medium and tissue paper for the “snow” painting. She also provide the Masonite boards and water buckets.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Brief Bio on Instructor: Linda Abbey is a teacher of art. She taught 4th and 5th grade for 4 years. She was in Title 11 for 14 years in Virginia. She has taught Paint Loose for 17 years in Syracuse, NY, and Florence Italy. She developed the 8 lesson seeing what worked for her. When she learned to draw and paint, she was 36. She loves to see her students "get it".

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Paint Loose With Linda

Prime (Jan 3-Feb 28)
Standard (Jan 3-Feb 28) $100.00
Guests (Jan 3-Feb 28) $125.00
Round Canvas Painting

Round Canvas Painting

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Round Canvas Painting

Tuesday January 3, 1:00-3:00pm

Jamie Schwartz helps artists as they paint an entirely new canvas shape in this relaxing and fun class. Students will paint a beautiful mountain scene which will be ready to hang when they leave. All are welcome and no previous experience is required! Discover your artistic side. Material fee is $20 for all and due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Prime Members free, Standard Members $15, Guests $25. Register here.

 Acrylic Painting

 Brush Techniques

 Fun

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.

 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Round Canvas Painting

Guest (Jan 3, 1pm) $25.00
Standard (Jan 3, 1pm) $15.00
Prime (Jan 3, 1pm)
Mandala Rock Painting

Mandala Rock Painting

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday January 3, 2:004:00 pm

Mandala dot art creates designs using various sizes of dots. Learn how to use mandala art tools and create your own rock art with instructor Cory Ryan. No experience necessary. Prime members free; Standard members $15; Guests $25. Materials fee is $12, payable to instructor at start of class. Must register by 4:00 pm December 23.

Instructor Bio: Cory Ryan is a self-confessed "craft-a-holic" with over 40 years experience in a variety of mediums. Inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica, she has now added dot art to her repertoire of painting, gourd art, pine needle basketry, and quilling. Cory teaches at Qute Scraps Handmade Boutique in Ruckersville and the Open Doors adult education program with Albemarle County Public Schools.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Mandala Rock Painting

Prime (Jan 3)
Standard (Jan 3) $15.00
Guest (Jan 3) $25.00
Movie Night - January

Movie Night - January

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

The Botany of Desire

Wednesday, January 4, 5- 7:15pm

While visiting places like Peru, Kazakhstan and Amsterdam, learn from author Michael Pollan as he explains the natural history of apples, tulips, marijuana and potatoes and describes how common plants such as these deftly manipulate human desires. Based on Pollan's best-selling book, this documentary encourages viewers to look at the world from a vastly different perspective and improve their relationships with nature. 

The Way

Wednesday, January 18, 5-7:15pm

When his son dies while hiking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, a grieving father flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child's life, he decides to complete the 500-mile trek to Spain. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Movie Night - January

RSVP (The Botany of Desire, January 4, 5-7:30pm) $0.00
RSVP (The Way, January 18, 5-7:30pm) $0.00
Fashion Tips and Tricks for an Affordable Wardrobe

Fashion Tips and Tricks for an Affordable Wardrobe

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 10:00am-11:00am

WITH STYLE RENEE'S BOUTIQUE LLC

 

Thursdays January 5-19, 10:00-11:00 am (3 week series)

Our bodies are constantly changing and trying to dress them gets harder the more fashion changes. Discover basic pieces that save time and money by being versatile and great quality with Crystal Napier from Style Renee’s Boutique. Crystal will explore dressing several different body types in many diverse styles while also teaching attendees how to best care for their clothes and extend the lifetime of their wardrobe. Join the class to learn fashion tips and tricks to create a cohesive wardrobe that will compliment your body type, lifestyle and budget. Material fee is $12 for soft measuring tape and body type packet, due to instructor on first day of class.

Prime free, Standard $15, Guests $25.

  1. Understanding your body type and how to dress it – explore several different body shapes and discuss the challenges and wins of dressing that body type.
  2. How to build a capsule wardrobe - Discover the basic pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe and will save time and money when having pieces that are versatile and great quality.
  3. How to get the best value out of your clothes - Quality clothing is important and knowing how to care for your clothes can help you extend your wardrobe for a long time and save you greatly.

 

Brief Bio on Instructor:

Crystal Renee Napier is originally from Afton, Virginia and now resides in Greene County with her husband, Former Marine, Shaun Napier, son, Micah Napier, and their wonder dog, Simba Napier. She holds dual-bachelor degrees from the University of Virginia (2005) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Liberty University (2013). After Crystal’s 10-year career in banking and while working on her MBA, Crystal found her passion of empowering women through flattering designs and styles of clothing. In September 2014, she ended her successful career in banking and started her entrepreneurial venture, Renee’s Boutique. 

Renee’s Boutique, Clothing For The Confident Woman, is a online and mobile shopping destination that provides products and services that serve men and women. Crystal is a certified Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant from the Style Academy International. She has studied global and cultural fashion trends and traditions of many different groups. She has had the pleasure of meeting and working with countless designers and clothing vendors from all over the globe. 

Clothing is an important expression of our individuality. Quality and affordability are challenging to find in the fashion industry, but Renee’s has the solutions to make you feel comfortable, stylish, and confident with affordable price points. 

"The time and money that you’ll save when you understand your body type and find your style will amaze you." - Crystal Napier

 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 25

Pay for this event

Fashion Tips and Tricks for an Affordable Wardrobe

Guest (Jan 5-19, 10am) $25.00
Standard Member (Jan 5-19, 10am) $15.00
Prime (Jan 5-19, 10am)
Ballroom Dance - Thursdays January

Ballroom Dance - Thursdays January

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 7:15pm-8:00pm

Thursdays January 5-26, 7:15–8:00 pm

In four sessions, learn basic steps to classic Ballroom dances such as the Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango with instruction Samuel Umbaugh. Ballroom dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45. 

Instructor Bio:
Samuel Umbaugh
 is an experienced competitive and social dancer. He began dancing ballet in high school, then transitioned into ballroom dance. With over 10 years of dance experience and 6 years of competitive ballroom, he has competed in competitions across the US and into Canada. He loves all styles of dance and wants to share that joy with others!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 31

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Ballroom Dance - Thursdays January

Prime (Jan 5-26)
Standard Jan (5-26) $30.00
Guest (5-26) $45.00
Draw and Paint What You See - January

Draw and Paint What You See - January

Friday, January 6, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fridays January 6-27, 1:00-3:00pm

Using the medium of graphite and charcoal, students will draw and paint what they see based off a composed still life object borrowed from nature. This class is open to all levels of artists. It teaches careful observation, realistic drawing, and basic drawing and painting skills. Join teacher, Desmond Cormier, in this extended unique beginner's course. Prime members free, Standard Members $50, Guests $65.

Objectives:

-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: Desmond has instructed two classes at The Center. 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

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Grateful Threads and Quilters

Monday, January 9, 2023 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, beginning January 9, 10:00 am–12:00 pm 

Share your love of quilting with this chapter of the Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild. Show and tell your latest projects, and discuss topics like spiral quilting, rotary cutters, paper piecing, and more.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Grateful Threads and Quilters

RSVP (Jan 9)
LGBTQ+ and Allies Game Afternoon

LGBTQ+ and Allies Game Afternoon

Monday, January 9, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:30pm

Mondays, January 9th and February 13th, 1-4:30pm

Rummikub, Chess, Triominoes, cards, Scrabble, Yhatzee and more - we've got game! All are welcome to come and enjoy the camaraderie.

This will be held upstairs in Game Room B

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

Glass Painting

Glass Painting

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 9:30am-11:30am

Glass Painting

Tuesday January 10, 9:30-11:30

Join instructor Jamie Schwartz as she leads students to paint on glass in this modern art class. Attendees will paint a beautiful floral scene on a 5x7 brass hanging frame. Painting is a relaxing and fun way to explore your creative side. No experience is required for this course. Material fee is $25 for all and due to instructor at the start of class. Prime Members Free, Standard Members $10, Guests $20.

 Glass Painting

 Brush Techniques

 Fun

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.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Glass Painting

Guest (9:30am, Jan 10) $20.00
Standard (9:30am, Jan 10) $10.00
Prime (9:30am, Jan 10)
Quilling With Cory

Quilling With Cory

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday January 10, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Learn the historical form of quilling art, using coiled paper strips to form shapes into beautiful designs. Create a notecard with instructor Cory Ryan, learn the history of this unique art form, and gain the knowledge and tools to create many more quilling art pieces of your own. No experience necessary. Prime members free; Standard members $15; Guests $25. Materials fee is $15, payable to instructor at start of class. Must Register by 4:00 pm January 3.

 

Instructor Bio: Cory Ryan is a self-confessed "craft-a-holic." She has been crafting for over 40 years in painting, gourd art, pine needle basketry, and quilling. Cory teaches at Qute Scraps Handmade Boutique in Ruckersville and the Open Doors adult education program with Albemarle County Public Schools.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

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Quilling With Cory

Prime (Jan 10)
Standard (Jan 10) $15.00
Guest (Jan 10) $25.00
Climbing the Ancestry Tree

Climbing the Ancestry Tree

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

Tuesdays January 1031, 1:002:30pm

Family historian Dick Somer uses local court records, land deeds, wills, naming patterns, and more to help students find their personal ancestry. Continue your ancestral investigations by learning how to navigate internet sources and how to tap into local history. Bring your own laptop or follow along with Dick. Members free; Guests $15. 

Instructor Bio:
Dick Somer has been a family historian for 27 years. He has over 400 surnames identified from 1610 to present in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, and California. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Climbing the Ancestry Tree

Members (Jan 10–31)
Guests (Jan 10–31) $15.00
Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday January 11, 1:00-2:00pm

As the new year gathers steam, fatigue and constant battling with germs can deplete us.  Aroma Therapist, Susan Loving, and will discuss the science of essential oils as well as the scent of essential oils with the help of Hospice Health Care Worker, Denise Smith. Attendees will make their own Immunity or Blues Buster room spray.  Learn the science behind the healing properties of essential oils, why certain scents can uplift us, and how to combine essential oils to increase health and wellness. For Members Only. 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Brief bio of instructors:

Susan Loving is a trained aroma therapist through Aromahead Institute. She combines her training with a M.S. in communications and an M. Div to seek modalities that will assist clients to find peace and wellness at all stages of life.

Denise Smith has 25-years in health services and a background with 11 years in hospice care. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

RSVP (Jan 11)
THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

Friday, January 13, 2023 | 7:00pm-10:30pm

THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

Friday January 13, 7:00-10:30pm

Sometimes you just need a sober night out, especially after the holidays. We all have our reasons for abstaining, whether you’re taking a night off, partaking in Dry January, or simply don’t drink at all. Join us at The Center for an environment where you can connect and party while staying present. Enjoy stepping outside to the Firefly food truck, a wide range of music by DJ Trev, ping pong, specialty mocktails with Chase the Bartender, and more. RSVP Below!

Must be 20-100 years to attend. Event is $10 for all at the door. 

DJ, Specialty Cocktails, Food Truck, Ping Pong Tables and Fun

Entry Fee: $10

Unlimited Drink Ticket (Optional): $15 

Cash Only. Proceeds will be used to produce additional programs for The Center.

Fire Fly Menu

Enjoying the party mindfully shouldn’t leave you out of the fun. So, whatever your reason (we won’t ask), you still deserve a spot on our dancefloor and a tasty alcohol-free cocktail to compliment your dance moves.

Cheers to a night to remember!


Drink Menu!

Mixed Mocktails:

  • Berry MockMule               $3.00
  • Cranberry Fizz                   $3.00
  • Alternative Apple Pie        $3.00

Kombucha                                      $3.00

La Croix                                           $2.00

Unlimited Drink Ticket                $15.00

Cash Only.

Connect with new people in a safe environment.The mission of this event is providing a night-life in a town that only has night life with alcohol. Let's embrace something new together.

Proceeds will be used to cover event and produce more Alternative pop-ups at The Center!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

RSVP (Jan 13, 7 pm, $10 due at the door.)
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 6:00pm-6:45pm

Tuesdays January 17- February 14, 6:00–6:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free; Standard Members $30; Guests $45.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 33

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Guests (Jan 17-Feb 14, 6-6:45) $45.00
Standard Members (Jan 17-Feb 14, 6-6:45) $30.00
Prime Members (Jan 17-Feb 14, 6-6:45)
International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 7:00pm-7:45pm

Tuesdays January 17-February 14, 7:00–7:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 34

Pay for this event

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Guests (Jan 17-Feb 14, 7-7:45pm) $45.00
Standard Member (Jan 17-Feb 14, 7-7:45pm) $30.00
Prime (Jan 17-Feb 14, 7-7:45pm)
New Year's Luncheon

New Year's Luncheon

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday January 18, 11:30–12:30

Welcome in the new year with friends and food from Layers Catering Company. Enjoy your choice of beef or chicken lasagna, along with a house salad and cookies. Members $15, Guests $18. Register by 4:00 pm on January 13.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 38

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New Year’s Luncheon

Member $15.00
Guest $18.00

Percussion 101

Monday, January 23, 2023 | 10:00am-11:30am

Open to all; registration required.

Mondays, January 23–April 10, 10:00–11:30 am (12 weeks)

Discover the joys of playing percussion instruments to keep the body moving, the mind sharp, and the soul inspired! The Center’s band director Michael Auman will teach you how to read rhythm and pitch on the musical staff, and how to manage techniques and volumes, before you finally play a piece as a group. Bring your own drumsticks. Prime members free; Standard members $90; Guests $120.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Percussion 101

Guests (Jan-April, 10am) $120.00
Standard (Jan-April, 10am) $90.00
Prime (Jan-April, 10am)
Movie Day - Kinky Boots

Movie Day - Kinky Boots

Monday, January 30, 2023 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

After inheriting a shoe factory, Charlie Price aims to take the fashion world by storm with help from a flashy cabaret dancer named Lola, who helps him design a racy line of men's boots. Based on a true story, this LGBT feelgood film is both funny and poignant. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Art That Moves-February

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays, February 2-23, 1-3pm (4 weeks)

In this 4-week class, a variety of materials will be used to create work that twirls, spins and sways. You’ll create a mobile, small sculpture and a fun interactive piece using wire, twine, and an assortment of items. We’ll be using different parts of the brain to find balance points and to discover the best way to actualize your visions. Prime Members free, Standard Members $25, Guests $35. Materials fee $15, payable to instructor at time of class. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Art That Moves-February

Guest (February 2-23, 1-3pm) $35.00
Standard (February 2-23, 1-3pm) $25.00
Prime (February 2-23, 1-3pm) $0.00
Ballroom Dance - Thursdays February

Ballroom Dance - Thursdays February

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 7:15pm-8:00pm

Thursdays February 2-23, 7:15–8:00 pm

In four sessions, learn basic steps to classic Ballroom dances such as the Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango with instruction Samuel Umbaugh. Ballroom dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45. 

Instructor Bio:
Samuel Umbaugh is an experienced competitive and social dancer. He began dancing ballet in high school, then transitioned into ballroom dance. With over 10 years of dance experience and 6 years of competitive ballroom, he has competed in competitions across the US and into Canada. He loves all styles of dance and wants to share that joy with others!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 32

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Ballroom Dance - Thursdays February

Guest (Feb 2-23) $45.00
Standard (Feb 2-23) $30.00
Prime (Feb 2-23)
Wine Cork Heart Creation

Wine Cork Heart Creation

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 9:30am-11:30am

Wine Cork Heart Creation

Monday February 6, 9:30-11:30am

Create DIY Home Décor with wine corks from local vineyards with the help of instructor Jamie Schwartz. What better way to celebrate love than with heart shaped home décor? No experience required. Material fee $20, payable to instructor at start of the class. Prime Members free, Standard Members $10, Guests $20. 

 Working with a Glue Gun

 Craft & Paint Techniques

 Fun

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.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

Pay for this event

Wine Cork Heart Creation

Guest (Feb 6, 9:30am) $20.00
Standard (Feb 6, 9:30am) $10.00
Prime (Feb 6, 9:30am)
Fuzzy Heart Wreath and Chocolate Tasting

Fuzzy Heart Wreath and Chocolate Tasting

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 9:00am-11:00am

Fuzzy Heart Wreath & Chocolate Tasting

Tuesday February 14, 9:00am-11:00am

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Love is in the air and this wreath is a fun way to celebrate the season. Using fuzzy, soft yarn, students will create a beautiful wreath which can be hung on your door, inside of your home or anywhere you choose. We will decorate our wreaths with a small embellishment which will give your wreath some pizazz and sparkle. A chocolate tasting will also be provided by instructor Jamie Schwartz for some added fun! Materials fee is $25 for all and due at the start of class. Prime Members Free, Standard Members $15, Guests $25.

No experience required.

 Working with a Glue Gun

 Craft Techniques

 Fun

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.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 17

Pay for this event

Fuzzy Heart Wreath and Chocolate Tasting

Guest (Feb 14, 9am) $25.00
Standard (Feb 14, 9am) $15.00
Prime (Feb 14, 9am)
Coffee and Cupcakes

Coffee and Cupcakes

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday February 14

Bring your Valentine, or let The Center be your Valentine this year, and indulge in coffee and festive cupcakes. Make new friends and join your old on this loving holiday.

Free and for members only.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Coffee and Cupcakes

RSVP (FEB 14)
Lucky Luncheon - March 2023

Lucky Luncheon - March 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Wednesday March 22 11:45 am-12:45 am (registration due by 4:00pm on March 17).

It’s just your luck! Soul Food Joint will be catering our March Luncheon. Join us for Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, and German Chocolate Cake. Enjoy the company of friends and good homestyle cooking.

Registration is necessary. Members $15, Guests $18. 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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Lucky Luncheon - March 2023

Guest (11:45 am, March 22) $18.00
Member (11:45 am, March 22) $15.00
Paint Loose with Linda (April-May)

Paint Loose with Linda (April-May)

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Paint Loose with Linda April-May

Tuesdays April 4-May 30, 10:00am-1:00pm

Linda Abbey teaches students drawing and watercolor painting using a big brush. Learn the skill of Betty Edward's Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain and how to put watercolor on paper. Students will have every step broken down, so all levels of artist are welcome! The final class will be a small art reception of the students' work. Prime Members free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. 

Students will learn: to see is to understand what they are looking at, why it is important, and how to put it on paper. From this step by step class, students cannot help but to succeed. 

MATERIAL LIST (Prices based off Cheap Joes, located in Boone, NC)

Sketchbook, Canson 9x12 Universal sketch pad 100 sheets      702-194     $   9.99 

White Factis erasers, 3 per pack                                                                    $   2.36

BRUSHES

  Golden Fleece size 32 or 36 round brush                                   $  21.69

  Golden Fleece size 10 brush                                                      $    7.49

  Golden Fleece  size 6 brush                                                       $   5.99

  ¾ inch flat brush                                                                         $  12.59

  rigger size 2 or 3                                                                         $   7.00

 Palette knife size 44 or 40                                                           $   6.29  

PALETTE, white, Cheap Joes brand                           #400           $13.99

    Or any other brand of a covered palette with spaces for at least 9 different paints and a large area for mixing colors.

PAPER

Arches 140 lb cold pressed is best.  You will need 8 sheets sized 15”x11”. 

I buy full sheets and tear them in quarters 15”x11”, to be taped on Masonite boards that I provide.

I got a deal of 25 sheets of  Arches 140 lb watercolor paper for $146.00!

And I am happy to sell two sheets to each student for  $12.00.  By tearing these full sheets into quarter sheets, there’s enough for all 8 classes.

PAINTS

Paints are all American Journey brand, a cool and warm yellow, blue, red and brown.  Hooker’s green is to make greens easier.  

                                                                          37ml tube   15ml tube

Cerulean Blue                          AJ1037-37           $22.19        $12.29

Ultramarine blue                      AJ1139-37           $12.79        $  7.99

Cadmium Red Light                AJ1025-37           $22.19        $12.29

Alizarin Crimson                      AJ1101-37           $14.59        $  8.89

Cadmium Yellow light             AJ1034-37           $15.99        $10.19

Yellow Ochre                           AJ1148-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Sienna                            AJ1016-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Burnt Umber                            AJ1019-37           $11.29        $  7.09

Hooker’s Green light               AJ1059-37           $14.59        $  8.89

Suggests the larger tubes, a better deal.  The paint does not dry out if you recap it tightly after squeezing out the amount you want.

Artist’s white tape                                                  AT-1                            $6.79

Sponges  set of 3 sponges                                                                $  8.59

Total materials cost:               with 37 ml tubes of paint         with 15 ml paint

                                                                      $217.29                          $162.89

Pencils  buy at Michaels.

Linda will provide students with vine charcoal, stick charcoal, pens, conte crayon and other drawing materials.  Linda will supply Strathmore Illustration board, Hake brushes, white wax candles, white acrylic paint, matte medium and tissue paper for the “snow” painting. She also provide the Masonite boards and water buckets.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Brief Bio on Instructor: Linda Abbey is a teacher of art. She taught 4th and 5th grade for 4 years. She was in Title 11 for 14 years in Virginia. She has taught Paint Loose for 17 years in Syracuse, NY, and Florence Italy. She developed the 8 lesson seeing what worked for her. When she learned to draw and paint, she was 36. She loves to see her students "get it".

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Paint Loose with Linda (April-May)

Guests (April 4- May 30) $125.00
Standard (April 4-May 30) $100.00
Prime (April 4-May 30)
Senior Golf

Senior Golf

Monday, May 1, 2023 | 7:30am-12:00pm

Golf will return on Monday May, 1 2023!

The Spring kick-off golf meeting wil be held on Monday, April 3 at 10 am at The Center.

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