Special Events

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 9:00-3:00pm

Additional sessions added!  See schedule below.

Members may now make appointments by calling the Welcome Desk at 974-7756.  Please see the schedule below for dates and times regarding appointments and walk-in availability.

DMV Connect will be at The Center and will be available to provide the following services to our senior community: Driver’s licenses and ID cards, Real ID's, titles and registrations, driver transcripts, disabled parking placards or plates, address changes, E-ZPass transponders, and hunting and fishing licenses.  Open to those 50 and better in the community.

For those interested in obtaining a Real ID, the following documentation is required: 

1) ONE proof of Identity. This can be a valid (unexpired) passport with current legal name OR official birth certificate from a state vital records department (not from a hospital with little footprints on the paper.) If you have changed your name as a result of marriage you will need your official marriage license (again, not from the church, but the official one issued by the Clerk of Courts.)  

2) ONE proof of Social Security Number. The only documents you can use for this criterion are your Social Security card OR a 1099 statement OR a W-2

3) TWO (1 primary and 1 secondary) proofs of current residency/address. (Some examples: Primary- VA driver's license, utility bill, bank statement, lease agreement, medical or dental bill, voter registration card. Secondary-ANY piece of mail with your name and address on it.)

For more details, consult www.dmvNOW.com

 

DMV Connect will return to The Center on:

Monday, November 18 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  This additional session is for Center members only and only by appointment.  No walk-ins, please.

Tuesday November 26  from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This session is open to the community on a walk-in basis; no appointments will be taken.

Monday, December 2 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  This additional session is for Center members only and only by appointment.  No walk-ins, please.

Tuesday, December 17 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This session is open to the community on a walk-in basis; no appointments will be taken.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Monday, November 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company's operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments.  These criteria examine how various companies perform in relation to the environment, their relationships with employees and customers, and their internal leadership structures and rights of shareholders.  A local financial advisor will introduce key ESG investing concepts, and introduce how to align your portfolio with your values.  

Free and open to the Community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

November Luncheon

November Luncheon

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm

Deadline to register is 12 noon on Friday, November 15. 

Join us for a taste of Thanksgiving catered by Harvest Moon:
 
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Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Sage Cornbread Stuffing
Sauteed Green Beans with Chive Butter
Whipped Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary
Cranberry and Orange Relish
Buttermilk Biscuits with Whipped Honey Butter
Apple Walnut Crumb Tartlets
 
VEGETARIAN OPTION

Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Lasagna

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

November Luncheon

Members $15.00
Guests $16.00
Member - Vegetarian $15.00
Guest - Vegetarian $16.00
Yard Sale

Yard Sale

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 4:30-6:30pm

LAST YARD SALE!

Friday, November 22 , 4:30–6:30 pm (early bird with $5 entrance fee)

Saturday, November 23, 8:00 am–1:00 pm (free entrance)

Well, there will be a “furniture and fixtures” sale in the spring before our big move to the Center at Belvedere, but this November marks your last opportunity to indulge in a traditional Center yard sale – and it comes just in time for the holiday season!  Come do a little early shopping; you may find just the treasure you are looking for! Items include holiday decorations, china, glassware, silver, luggage and handbags, housewares, pictures and frames, books, puzzles, and many more specialty items. All pieces are in good, if not in excellent, condition. Proceeds help support The Center’s operating budget, so please plan to visit.  We will still gratefully accept your donations through Friday, November 8, but after that time, we will need to respectfully decline.  Please see the list of what we are able to accept by clicking on the link below.

See our list of items that are and are not accepted for the yard sale

Open to all.

Location: The Center, 491 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 12:30-2:00pm

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING POT LUCK

Thursday, November 28, 12:30 pm

Join in a festive holiday gathering with friends and family. Home Instead Senior Care is generously donating the turkeys, so please bring your favorite Thanksgiving side or dessert. We’ll need plenty of volunteers, so please contact Bobbi Hughes, volunteer coordinator if you’d like to help. Doors open at 12:30 pm with the meal beginning at 1 pm. Free and open to the community, but please RSVP at The Center Welcome Desk or online so we can make sure we have plenty of turkey and tables for everyone!

Open to all.

Location: The Center, 491 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA

RSVP for this event online

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

RSVP $0.00
Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

Senior Council is comprised of program leaders and is a liaison group between members, staff, and the Board of Directors. The president of the Council sits on the Board. The mission of the Council is to communicate the policies, plans and decisions of the Board of Directors to the membership; to inform the membership about activities and events of all groups/programs at The Center; and to act as an advisory council to The Center staff and Board of Directors on membership, programming, and other issues. The Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. All Center members are welcome to attend.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about The Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Crafty Ladies Hats and Mittens Party

Crafty Ladies Hats and Mittens Party

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 9:30-11:00am

Wednesday, December 4, 9:30 AM

The Crafty Ladies invite you to this annual holiday event. Enjoy the children from the MACAA Head Start program as they sing Christmas carols and receive their hats and mittens handmade by the Crafty Ladies. Rumor has it that Santa Claus will make an appearance! Free and open to the community.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Holiday Band Concert

Holiday Band Concert

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

The holidays would not be complete without your favorite holiday songs. Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Second-Wind and First-Wind Bands.

Free and open to the community; donations are appreciated!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

December Luncheon

December Luncheon

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm

Deadline to register is 12 noon on Friday, December 6. 

Join us for a holiday meal catered by Harvest Moon:

 

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Brown Sugar, Garlic and Herb Crusted Pork Loin
Rosemary Root Vegetable Streusel
Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Rosemary Focaccia with whipped Butter
Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Frosting

 

VEGETARIAN OPTION

Quinoa Lentil Cakes

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEXT LUNCHEON WILL BE FEBRUARY 19. THERE WILL NOT BE A LUNCHEON IN JANUARY.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

December Luncheon

Member $15.00
Guest $16.00
Member (Vegetarian) $15.00
Guest (Vegetarian) $16.00
AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - December

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - December

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 12:00-4:00pm

Meets Monday, December 16 & Wednesday, December 18 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+. This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements. Many auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates. This is a two-day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules. Open to all. Cost: 15.00 per person for AARP members; $20.00 per person if not a member of AARP.  The fee can be accepted ONLY in cash or by check made payable to AARP (not The Center). Participants must sign up for the course in advance at the Welcome Desk or by calling (434) 974-7756, and are asked to provide their full name and phone number.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early on the first class day to pay for desired seat selection and to pay for the course.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, December 27, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Friday, October 25, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS MONTH'S SCHEDULED SPEAKER HAD TO CANCEL.  Please join us in November.

 

Friday, November 22, 12:00 – 2:00 PM   

Join Marijean Oldham as she discusses her book, 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die. Strongly committed to this community, Marijean is a social media specialist and public relations professional, president of Jaggers Communications in Charlottesville, and a volunteer for Building Goodness Foundation and Legal Aid Justice Center.  She has served as a board member of the American Diabetes Association. Free and open to the community.

This program will not meet in December.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Sandra Garrett sandrag992@gmail.com

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 11:30-1:30pm

Our monthly food truck fun is on a holiday hiatus for November and December. Please check back in January to see what's in store for 2020!

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of (almost) every month. Look for them in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Hillsdale Drive. You can eat here or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

Open to all.

Location: The Center