Special Events

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - July

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - July

Monday, July 22, 2019 | 12:30-4:30pm

Meets Monday, July 22 & Tuesday, July 23 from 12:30 - 4:30PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Course 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.  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:  $20.00 per person if non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member.  Fees are payable by cash or check to AARP (not the Center).  Participants must sign up at the Welcome Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins and plan to pay for the course on the first class meeting day.

This course will be repeated on Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Robust Aging Toolbox

Robust Aging Toolbox

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

Tuesdays in July and August, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Ivy Creek Natural Area

Dan Kulund is bringing his summertime robust aging toolbox to the Ivy Creek Natural Area.  The toolbox contains 25 tools.  Each one is a physical activity or mental skill to keep you healthy, vigorous, and strong as you get older.  You will learn how to use these tools for walks in fields and woods, around your neighborhood, and even in your home or at work.  Sessions begin indoors and often move outside for you to handle the tool of the day.  Attend as often as you like.  What's in your toolbox?  Dr. Kulund is a retired orthopedic surgeon who served as the United States Air Force Chief of Health Promotion.  Location is Education Building at Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville road.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Ivy Creek Education Building

Fee: free

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm

Bring your questions and comments regarding The Center today and once we move to Belvedere. Join executive director Peter Thompson.

Open to the community. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, July 24, 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

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 11:30-1:30pm

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!

July 25 - Moe's Original Bar B Que - Moe's Original Bar B Que features award-winning Bama-style pulled pork, ribs, and turkey. Traditional BBQ sides and drinks are also on the menu. Open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

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. No appointments; first come, first served. 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 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM on:

Wednesday, July 31

Wednesday, August 28  

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, October 30

Tuesday November 26

Tuesday, December 17

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, August 6, 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. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. 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

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - August

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course - August

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 9:00-1:00pm

Meets Tuesday, August 13 & Wednesday, August 14 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  You Must Attend Both Sessions

The AARP Smart Driver Course 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.  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:  $20.00 per person if non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member.  Fees are payable by cash or check to AARP (not the Center).  Participants must sign up at the Welcome Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins and plan to pay for the course on the first class meeting day.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Smart Phone? Smart Photos!

Smart Phone? Smart Photos!

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

Charlottesville Camera Club member Liz Marshall presents a session on images taken exclusively with her iPhone.  See how these photos pop on paper, canvas, and acrylic.  These images can also be digitally made into books.  This is a session to see how well smart phone results compare or compete with those from traditional cameras.  Come to be inspired; your phone can be your camera too! This is NOT a one-on-one session on “how to use your cell phone.”  Free and open to the public.

 

Liz has been a member of the Charlottesville Camera Club since 2013.  She won the Shyan Award that year as Best Category “B” Photographer of the Year.  In 2015 Liz made the shift to using her iPhone as her only camera and has continued to win awards.  Her “Wedding Shoes Blues” won the 2019 Best Overall Image in the Assigned “A” Category.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm

Deadline to register is noon on Friday, July 12, Noon

Menu: Salad with citrus vinaigrette, grilled lemon Chicken with cream basil sauce, rosemary roasted new potatoes, grilled seasonal vegetables, artisan bread with whipped butter, marble cake with chocolate filling and buttercream vanilla frosting,

Vegetarian by request:  Sliced grilled tofu with selected BBQ Sauce.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, margaret@thecentercville.org

Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, October 7, 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

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:00-1:00pm

No need to sign up, just show up with your paper to be shredded.  For safety and to keep the line moving, please stay in your car and a volunteer will collect your bag(s) of paper.  The shredding truck is a state-of-the-art, high speed shredding truck from 1st Choice Shredding, an NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified company. All shredded paper is recycled.  The event is open to the community.  The cost is $5 for up to 5 grocery bags.  Additional bags are $2 per bag.

Open to all.

Location: The Center