Special Events

Landscape Oil Painting

Landscape Oil Painting

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fridays, May 5-June 24th 1-4pm (8 weeks)

In this 8-week landscape oil painting class, you will learn the 12 keys to masterful painting, how to effectively use compositional tools and colors to make your landscapes eye-catching, and experiment with light and shadow. Brush and color knowledge helpful but not required. Kathleen Hutter is a self-taught, award-winning artist who tells memorable stories using paint. (note: you may only take one series of the two oil classes offered – either Landscape or Beginners). Prime Members: free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $50, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Kathleen, began painting at age 3, and credits her artist father and her sister for much of her inspiration. In her works, Kathleen transports the viewer to a different, memorable world that may or may not be familiar. We welcome Kathleen, a new member at The Center. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

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Landscape Oil Painting

Guests (Starts May 6, 1pm) $125.00
Standard Members (Starts May 6, 1pm) $100.00
Prime (Starts May 6, 1pm) $0.00
Still Sharp Singers Concert

Still Sharp Singers Concert

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 1:30pm-2:15pm

Join the Still Sharp Singers as they entertain you with some familiar tunes. This group is under the drection of Mike Dantoni. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sand Art Painting

Sand Art Painting

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Create a beautiful mountain scene (or a scene of your choice) with colored sand. All paintings will be framed for hanging. Instructor Jamie Schwartz, Owner of Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, holds a degree in Studio Art and teaches several art mediums to all ages. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $25 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Sand Art Painting

Guests (May 24th 11am) $15.00
Standard Members (May 24th 11am) $10.00
Prime Members (May 24th 11am) $0.00
Walking Each Other Home - The Threshold Choir

Walking Each Other Home - The Threshold Choir

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 4:00pm-4:30pm

The Threshold Choir, an international organization, sings for those at the threshold of life. The Charlottesville Threshold Choir will perform a choral remembrance for anyone who experienced loss during the covid pandemic or the past few trying years, and for anyone who wants to participate as a community. The choir, in groups of two or more, sing verses written by members across the globe. Gentle and comforting, these songs represent messages of peace, kindness, and love. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Walking Each Other Home - The Threshold Choir

RSVP (May 24 4pm)
Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24th (3 week session)

Black belt Taekwondo instructor Cindy Kyle will teach a basic self-defense program for Seniors. Learn and practice some self-defense techniques, and how to become more aware of your surroundings which can help prevent attacks. Techniques learned in the previous 90-minute class will be reviewed and new techniques will be added. Handouts included. There will also be volunteer "attackers" at the final class, which will be devoted to attack and defense practice of all the techniquest learned in the previous two classes.Cost: Prime Members free, Standard Members $15, Guests, $25. 

About the instructor:

Cindy Kyle is a 2nd Dan black belt in traditional Taekwondo, having trained in the martial art for 23 years. She has taught self-defense for women, and has previously taught a workshop on travel safety for seniors at The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Self Defense with Cindy Kyle

Guests (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $30.00
Standard Members (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $20.00
Prime Members (Starts May 10th, 5:30pm) $0.00
Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm 
Jim Richardson on vocals and guitar.
 
Every Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm  
Join jazz trio, Jazz 1-2-3 at for a little swing, Latin and jazz standards featuring Andre on bass, Robert LaRue on saxophone and David Weiss on piano.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Game Night

Game Night

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

Every Wednesday evening from 5-7:30pm

Let’s play! From Pinocle to Parcheesi, Chess to Canasta, we’ve got game (full list here). Grab a drink and Greenberry’s, then head up to our game rooms for some convivial fun. Free and open to all.

 

Available games:

All card games
Backgammon
Checkers
Chess
Dominoes
Parcheesi
Rummikub
Scrabble
Trivial Pursuit
Yahtzee
Don't see one you like? Bring your own to play!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Oil Painting for Beginners

Oil Painting for Beginners

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, May 5th-June 23rd (8 weeks)

Artist Kathleen Hutter will teach you the fundamentals of oil painting in this 8-week class. Learn the important elements of composition, how to use light and shadow, how to mix colors, and the different brushes and painting tools to use for fun results. (note: you may only take one series of the two oil classes offered – either Landscape or Beginners). 

Kathleen has been painting since she was 3 years old and has always viewed painting and color as a tool for creating magic. Her paintings have won awards throughout her life in various venues. She is largely self taught, but credits her artistic father and sister for much of her inspiration.  Prime Members: free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $50, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Oil Painting for Beginners

Guests (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $125.00
Standard Members (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $100.00
Prime Members (Starts May 5, 9:30am) $0.00
Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Avid veteran card maker Sherry Sinard will show you how to make summer treats cards and a pocket envelope. Prime Members; free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00.  Supplies $10 for all, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Card Making with Sherry - Summer Treats

Guests (May 26, 12:30pm) $15.00
Standard Members (May 26, 12:30pm) $10.00
Prime (May 26, 12:30pm) $0.00
Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Do you ever wonder what a police officer's day is like? Join members of the Albemarle County Police department and ask them! They will touch on the hot topic of body cams, discuss traffic accident data and much more. Register below.

Can't make this one? Then join them on Monday, June 6 at 10 am.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Conversation with a Cop (May 26 evening)

RSVP (May 26, 6:00 pm)
Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Friday, May 27, 2022 | 7:30am-9:00am

Join Center member and avid birder Jon Rockett for a bird walk at Foxhaven Farm (directions on website) on May 27th and/or June 24th (the early birder catches the bird!). Previous knowledge or experience is not necessary, just a desire to learn about birds.   Free and open to all members, register in advance. 

 

You can use Google maps or your GPS and input "Foxhaven Farm" or follow the direction below.

Foxhaven Farm, from US-250West and US 29South:
Take the exit toward US-29 N/Fontaine Ave/Charlottesville from US-29 S (5 min (3.8 mi))
Turn left onto Hydraulic Rd (443 ft)
Turn right onto US-250 W/US-250 BYP W (0.2 mi)
Keep left to continue on US-250 W, follow signs for Lynchburg/Staunton (2.1 mi)
Continue onto US-29 S (1.0 mi)
Take the exit toward US-29 N/Fontaine Ave/Charlottesville (0.5 mi)
Drive to Foxhaven Farm (4 min (1.0 mi))
Turn right onto Fontaine Ave/Fontaine Ave Ext/Fontaine Ave Extended (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Reservoir Rd (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Foxhaven Farm (0.6 mi)
Foxhaven Farm parking lot is on your left.

Members only.

Location: Foxhaven Farm

Seats available: 20

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Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

RSVP (May 27th 7:30am)
RSVP (June 24th 7:30am)
Coffee for Veterans

Coffee for Veterans

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 9:30am-10:30am

Dawn Ross with Anthology Senior Living invites interested Veterans to join her at The Center for coffee and pastries. Join in conversation about anything you’d like to discuss. Free and open to all Veterans; please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Coffee for Veterans

RSVP (June 1, 9:30 am)
Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

June 1st 2-4pm and June 2nd 6-8pm

Romeo and Benvolio is an one hour feature length film project and will be filmed in Charlottesville, Virginia. They will be casting a male teen 17-20 years old, an older woman 60-70 years old, and a young girl around 7 years old.

 

While rehearsing for a school production of Romeo and Juliet, three teens stumble through a mixture of illusion and reality and experience the joys and sorrows of their increasingly complex world. Theme: Three teenagers steer through their lives animated by their enchantment (illusion) and disenchantment (disillusion). No real violence or sexual content in the film. It will be a PG 13 movie.

Casting call is as follows:

Actor: Charlie: 17-20 years old to act as a junior high school teen, median to tall, sweet in nature and look, must be willing to recite some Shakespearean lines in Romeo and Juliet. Actress: Coco: 60-70 years old grandma, charming and humorous looking.

Ruby: 7 years old girl, cute, smart looking.

The above three characters are major characters, especially Charlie and Coco. Anyone interested in the two roles must be willing to commit to acting during July 16-30 and probably the first week of August.

 

Ruby’s load is not heavy, 2-3 days will be good. Anyone is interested to come for the audition listed above, please email to curiouswatermedia@gmail.com or text to 434-878-3123 before the audition.

Please RSVP. Open to all.

 

About the Director: Kuei-Lan Anna Ma, M.F.A. in film and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary arts, is an independent filmmaker and script writer. She has made a few short films and written four feature length film scripts. A forever film lover, Dr. Ma has published a book on film study titled “Symbolist Films: The Metaphorical Expression of Narrative Films,” and a book chapter titled “Prospero’s Books vs. The Tempest: A synthesis of Shakespeare’s Idea and Style into Film Form.” For script writing, Dr. Ma has devoted many years focusing on the genre of romantic comedy. With this genre, she wishes to explore the complexity of human conditions and inner struggles. By creating various non-villain but interesting antagonists, Dr. Ma aims to create dramatic conflicts but not the conflicts in the real world. Nevertheless, the traveling plots embedded in her stories further shows her wish for global harmony. Memory is another subject Dr. Ma means to explore. To tell fantastic stories enriched with the collision of visuals and contents is always Dr. Ma's approach to cinematic art.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: curiouswatermedia@gmail.com

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Casting Call and Audition for Film “Romeo and Benvolio”

RSVP (June 1, 2-4pm)
RSVP (June 2, 6-8pm)
Movie Night - June

Movie Night - June

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

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

June 1 - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2hr 19 mins)

Golden Globe-winner Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in this in-depth biopic that portrays the groundbreaking South African leader from his rural childhood through his long imprisonment to his election as the country's first black president.

June 15 - The Martian (2hr 10 mins)

Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must find a way to survive the planet's harsh environment -- despite having only 28 days of supplies left. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 38

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Movie Night - June

RSVP June 1st (Mandela)
RSVP June 15th (Martian)
Whats That Tree?

Whats That Tree?

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Class size is limited, please register in advance.

Join tree expert and Center member tree expert Jon Rockett (B.S. in Forestry) for a walk in the woods where you will learn about leaf types, twig and bud types, and how to use a key for tree species identification. Participants will receive a copy of Virginia Department of Forestry's (VDOF) tree identification guide "Common Native Trees of Virginia" to keep for future reference. Trails at Ivy Creek Nature Area will be used for this program that are fairly level for easy walking. Event is free and open to members, with a $5.00 fee for the VDOF tree identification guide, payable to Jon on the day of the walk. The group will meet in the Ivy Creek Nature Area parking lot shortly before 10am.

About Jon:

Jon retired as the Area Extension Agent, Mined Land Reclamation and Forestry & Natural Resources and site manager at the Powell River Project Research & Education Center in 2008, after 20 years of service.  Jon has implemented environmental programs for local school groups, business and civic organizations; and national and international professional and government agency groups. He is the founding board member SW VA Chapter Society of American Foresters, and was Virginia’s Outstanding Project Learning Tree Educator in 2002. Currently Jon is a member of the Piedmont Virginia Bird Club; VA Tech’s VA Big Tree Program volunteer measurer; VA Envirothon head forestry judge; Project Learning Tree facilitator; and member Skyline Chapter Society of American Foresters.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area

Sorry, this event has sold out!

The Joy of Acting

The Joy of Acting

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursdays, June 2 - July 7 (6 weeks)
 
The Joy of Acting is a way to experience how important play is in our lives and in the world. This class will include acting games - we play to connect and be present - some storytelling - because all theater is stories and we have the best material right at our fingertips - some theatrical improvisation - because why not?! - and scene study where we bring short scripted scenes to life.  Larry Goldstein, co-founder of Live Arts in Theater in Charlottesville, and Boomie Pedersen, artistic director of The Hamner Theater, have taught acting for many decades. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Fee: $75.00 for all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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The Joy of Acting

Members and guests fee (June2-July7) $75.00
Beginning Crochet

Beginning Crochet

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Thursdays, June 2-23rd 1:30-2:30 (4 weeks)

Member Jane Hermann has been crocheting since she was twelve years old and enjoys the calming creativity that comes with simple repetitive patterns. Learn how to make a chain and three basic crochet stitches to a create either a scarf or a hat for your first project. Bring your own yarn/wool or choose from a variety of colors we have here free at The Center. You will need to bring a crochet hook (size G or H, or 6,7,8). Prime Members, free, Standard Members $20, Guests $35.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Meets the first Thursday of every month

A jazz jam session is a relatively informal musical event, in which musicians, including both instrumentalists and vocalists, who have not previously rehearsed their performance together, meet to play commonly known standard jazz tunes. The arrangements are created spontaneously by the musicians during performance. There is also a strong focus on individual improvised solos. Musicians may choose to participate in only one song or all songs during the evening.

The styles of jazz music performed during a single jam session can range widely – from early Dixieland jazz from the 1920’s, to big band swing of the 1930’s to 1940’s, popular Broadway tunes, Latin beats, Bebop and Cool jazz of the 1950’s to 1960’s and contemporary jazz from the 1970’s through to today. The jazz jam experience is a fun and educational experience for both participants and the audience. Participants get the chance to practice their jazz improvising skills in front of a live audience and meet other musicians in the local jazz community. Musicians of all abilities and ages from beginners to professionals are welcome to join in. The audience will likely hear some familiar jazz tunes but will also certainly discover new songs performed that they have not heard before.  

Steve Brecker will head up this program. He has a music degree from University of Miami and has played jazz trumpet for 50+ years in a variety of music groups. He is a member of the Charlottesville based Sentimental Journey Big Band and the Charlottesville (Municipal) Band.

Free and open to all. Not a musician? Just come and listen!
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Do you ever wonder what a police officer's day is like? Join members of the Albemarle County Police department and ask them! They will touch on the hot topic of body cams, discuss traffic accident data and much more. Please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Conversation with a Cop (June 6 morning)

RSVP (June 6, 10 am)
The Center Council Meeting

The Center Council Meeting

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 1:00pm-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. In May and September, the meeting is held on the 2nd Monday. All Center members are welcome to attend.

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Online

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

If you have recently joined The Center or are considering joining but would like to hear more, you are invited to attend a New & Prospective Member Orientation. There will be a brief presentation, a chance to meet staff and other new members, and a tour of the building. Space is limited; Rsvp to KevReyl Wells via email. Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 11:00am-1:00pm

In this introductory wood burning class, you will customize 3 wooden spoons and a coaster (spoons and coaster provided). Have fun using a stencil and creating your composition. Instructor Jamie Schwartz, owner of Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, holds a degree in Studio Art and teaches several art mediums to all ages. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee $15.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

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Wood Burning - Spoons and Coaster

Guests (June7th, 11am) $15.00
Standard Members (June7th, 11am) $10.00
Prime (June7th, 11am) $0.00
Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday June 7th 1-3pm

In this 2-hour course, you will learn the basic concepts and skills you need to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. The students will learn basic First Aid practices and CPR. This course will be taught by Red Cross Certified Instructor, Olivia Watts. This is not a certification course, but an educational course. Free for all. Registration required.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Basic Introduction to CPR and First Aid Class

RSVP (June 7, 1 pm)
Understanding Cremation

Understanding Cremation

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Many people take the time to plan for the future of their belongings after they pass, but have you considered the options for your body?  Harold Decker of the Cremation Society of Virginia will provide cremation services information and the benefits of preplanning end-of-life wishes.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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Understanding Cremation

RSVP (June 7th, 2pm)
The Great Bead Frame Up

The Great Bead Frame Up

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Learn the techniques to frame gemstone beads with metals, mother-of-pearl, and hematite. Join links together to form your choice of a pendant, bracelet, or earrings. Center Member Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years. Come have fun making beautiful jewelry to wear or gift. Prime members free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee: $10.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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The Great Bead Frame Up

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
 Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Planting for Pollinators

Growing native plants is one of the best ways to promote biodiversity and create healthy habitat for pollinators and wildlife.  Even if you live in an apartment or townhome, you can still support pollinators by growing native pollinator plants on a patio or balcony in pots or in a small flower bed.  Learn about the newly planted pollinator beds and pots at The Center and get ideas for creating your own gardens and pots using plants that will attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other vital pollinators.

This in-person program is hosted by the Piedmont Master Gardeners and The Center at Belvedere and is free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Master Gardener Series- Planting for Pollinators

RSVP (June 7)
Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

Beginning Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a Standup Paddleboard on a lake with an instructor from the Rivanna River Company. You will learn about the equipment, terminology, and techniques of launching, landing, and maneuvering a standup paddleboard. Participants will first learn to paddle from a kneeling position and then, when they feel ready, will have a chance to try out standing. It is easier than most people think it will be! This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills. All necessary equipment is provided. Physical distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Fee: $65.00 per person.

Registration link:

Wednesday, June 8th, 10 am to 12 noon- Intro to SUP- Walnut Creek

https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/rivannarivercompany/items/89850/availability/867594919/book/?full-items=yes

Directions. Meet at the boat ramp parking lot of Walnut Creek Park (4250 Walnut Creek Park, North Garden, VA 22959). After you enter the park, you will drive all the way down a long hill on the entrance road. Then turn RIGHT at the bottom of the hill into a large parking lot with a grassy area extending along the lake shore.

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek - Off Site

Trail Mix - UVA Dietetic Interns

Trail Mix - UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Members of the UVA Health System Dietetic Intern class of 2022 presents a variety of topics on nutrition support. In this hands-on class learn to make delicious and nutritious trail mix. Members only, register in advance.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Trail Mix - UVA Dietetic Interns

RSVP members (June 8th 3pm)
Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

A parade of poppies for June!

Every second Tuesday of the month, Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting experience to help you create cards and other novelties. This month papercraft a parade of poppies with Diane – two all occasion cards, one birthday card, and a petite pillow gift box.  

Prime members free, Standard members $10, Guests $15.
Materials fee: $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Paper Crafting with Diane - June

Prime Members (June 14)
Standard Members (June 14) $10.00
Guests (June 14) $15.00
Trivia Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesdays

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tuesdays in The Atrium 6-7:30pm

Join us every first and third Tuesday of each month starting June 14th for Trivia Tuesday. Each trivia night contains different themed questions. We encourage participants to a form a trivia team of no less than 2 and no more than 5. So, bring a friend, grab a drink from Greenberry’s, and try your luck at our trivia prize! Free for all. Registration not required.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Trivia Tuesdays

RSVP June 14 (Random Trivia)
RSVP July 5 (60's and 50's Trivia)
RSVP July 19 (70's Trivia Night)
Welcome Wednesday

Welcome Wednesday

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Are you thinking about joining The Center? Would you like to learn more? Come to our new and prospective member orientation. There will be a short program, a chance to meet staff and other new members, the opportunity to take a tour of The Center, and samples from our Greenberry’s Coffee Co. Space is very limited, so RSVP is required to KevReyl Wells.  Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Cville Band Rivanna Winds

Cville Band Rivanna Winds

Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

The Rivanna Winds are a Dixieland band featuring clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, banjo/guitar, and tuba.  In addition to traditional Dixieland music, the Rivanna Winds play a range of marches, polkas, and waltzes. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Acrylics Level II

Acrylics Level II

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.

 

This class is for folks who recently took the Acrylics Basics class or for those who have some experience in painting with acrylics. Acrylic paints may become your favorite medium once you discover its versatility and the easy clean up!  Experiment with many techniques of acrylic painting along with individual assistance from instructor Jan Settle.  Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $10.00, Guests $15.00. Materials fee, $15.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Flute Recital

Flute Recital

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Jingyi Gao, UVA graduate student will present a flute recital featuring Eugene Bozza’s haunting and evocative Image for Solo Flute, Op. 38, Claude Bolling’s genre-breaking Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, Mozart’s iconic Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314, and more. She will be joined onstage by pianist Dr. Shelby Sender.

Jingyi is a UVA graduate student pursuing a PhD degree in Biological Science, doing research on glaucoma. In her free time, she thoroughly enjoys music. She has been playing the flute since she was twelve years old, and currently studies flute with UVA flute professor Kelly Sulick. Prior to UVA, Jingyi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in biology at Vassar College, where she studied flute with John Solum. At Vassar College, she had the pleasure of performing a senior flute recital at Skinner Hall, featuring works by Martinu, Mozart and Debussy. In addition to playing  the flute, Jingyi also plays a Chinese traditional string instrument, Erhu, and serves as the president and conductor of V Major Chinese Arts Performance Troupe at UVA. 

Please RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Flute Recital

RSVP (June 21, 6 pm)
Understanding Cancer

Understanding Cancer

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Wednesday June 29th and Wednesday July 13th 10-11:30am

This is a two-part lecture series presented by Claudette Grant and her colleague from the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center. Understanding Cancer is an educational curriculum to inform community members about cancer. The following are three key learning objectives of the curriculum: Identifying cancer risk factors and prevention; Supporting cancer patients, survivors and caregivers; and Cancer screening recommendations. They will also provide light snacks for those who attend. Free and open to all. Registration is necessary.

 

About the Instructor:

Claudette Grant is a Health Equity Research Outreach Specialist. She joined the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement team at the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2021. She specializes in working with communities of color, academic-community relations, clinical research and trials and health equity. Her experience with community outreach and engagement began with her work as a city planner. More recently, she has concentrated on her work for local non-profits in the Charlottesville region. She enjoys working with diverse communities, building trusting relationships, and helping a community see and reach their full potential. Claudette holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, gardening and volunteering.    
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Understanding Cancer

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Cville Band Concert

Cville Band Concert

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | 7:30pm-8:30pm

The Cville Band (formerly known as the Charlottesville Municipal Band) was formed in 1922 by local business leaders as a community resource. It consists of 90 volunteer musicians who enjoy speaking the universal language of music, the happiness of fellowship, and the service they render to their community. Join them for an evening of great music.

This event will be held outdoors weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and a picnic. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to The Center's auditorium. Free and open to all.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Steve Rundle and former Intelligence Officer Carl Pales will provide background and context to the situation on the Korean Peninsula in an independent, nonpartisan moderated discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge, express opinions, and communicate ideas concerning this topic in a nonthreatening, collegial environment. The session will commence with prepared remarks by both moderators, followed by open, participatory discussion and question and answers. If you are interested in being part of a developing community of people with a shared interest in political-military affairs and international security issues, we look forward to seeing you. Free and open to all, please register below to ensure your space in the event.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 25

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Global Flashpoints - The Korean Peninsula

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Pet and Play

Pet and Play

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, August 2nd 4-5pm

Join us on the terrace to play with pups! The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will be bringing a few dogs to accompany us on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Come lounge and meet these adoptable dogs with us 4-5pm. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Summer Lovin' Luncheon

Summer Lovin' Luncheon

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday August 17th, 11:30am-12:30pm

Join us for an end of the summer luncheon. The food will be catered by Wayside Chicken and located on the back terrace. We will have space available inside and outside for folks to eat and chat about all their favorite summer memories. The menu consists of baked chicken, pork BBQ, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, and banana pudding for dessert! Prime and Standard Members $15, Guests $16. Registration is necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Summer Lovin’ Luncheon

Members (August 17th) $15.00
Guests (August 17th) $16.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10:30am-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 paper is shredded on-site and then recycled.  The event is open to the community.  The cost is $5 for up to 5 grocery bags.  Additional bags are $2 per bag. All proceeds go towards the cost of the shredding truck and to help fund The Center's operations. 

Please note we will not be able to accept entire car loads, truck loads or office loads of paper from an individual.

Open to all.

Location: The Center