Special Events

Primetime Fitness Online

Primetime Fitness Online

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 9:30 AM

Join certified instructor, Maggie Schmidt for this class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

To join in the class, click here:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74847944682?pwd=U3FBald6U1kwb2EyNFlIUGJzUUlxQT09

Open to all.

Location: Online

OVER 50 PILATES

OVER 50 PILATES

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, (BEGINS MONDAY APRIL 27) 2:30 pm

Each class will provide instruction in traditional Pilates mat exercises as well as some modern interpretations of them. These are designed to assist with improving strength, particularly of core muscle groups (abdominals, back, shoulders, and hips), flexibility, balance, posture, and harmonious movement.  For those with joint issues, osteoporosis, etc. modifications are provided so each participant can work safely at their own level. For this class, suggested supplies include a mat, 1-3 lb. weight, rubber resistance band, small 5-8” diameter ballball, foam roller or pool noodle. Free and open to the community. 

TO JOIN IN, CLICK HERE:

https://zoom.us/j/98061895927

Open to all.

Location: Online

Birding Basics

Birding Basics

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Been thinking about putting up a bird feeder or adding to your existing set-up?  Join Scott Karr from Wild Birds Unlimited to learn all you need to know to attract the beautiful birds of Central Virginia to your yard.  From food to feeders to bird baths and dealing with frustrations (i.e. squirrels), Scott will share his knowledge and answer any questions you might have.


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81517078945

Meeting ID: 815 1707 8945
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Open to all.

Location: The Center

Intermediate Line Dance online

Intermediate Line Dance online

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 6:15-8:15pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 pm
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Clear out a space in your home and join in the fun!
 
To join in either class, click on this link: (same link for both Mondays and Thursdays)
 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5580384958
Meeting ID: 558 038 4958

Open to all.

Location: Online

Zoom Check in

Zoom Check in

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

From 11:00-11:30 tune in to hear how fellow members are doing via an informal chat and check-in
 

Carolyn Merrick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86715885050

Meeting ID: 867 1588 5050

        

If you cannot access Zoom, you can try phoning into the event.

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                                 +1 646 558 8656  

                                     Meeting ID: 867 1588 5050

Open to all.

Location: Online

Beginning Line Dance Online

Beginning Line Dance Online

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday!

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Clear a space in your home and join in the fun!

 

Click on this link to join in:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5580384958
Meeting ID: 558 038 4958

Open to all.

Location: Online

Hitler and the Conquest of Europe - Dr. Harold Mock

Hitler and the Conquest of Europe - Dr. Harold Mock

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

Even decades after the rise and fall of the Nazi empire, we struggle to grasp its magnitude. In just twelve years, the Nazis had built a military machine so powerful, the collective power of the world’s three greatest militaries struggled to stop it. What were the aims of Hitler and his evil régime? What did Hitler hope to achieve in Europe, and how did he set about reaching his aims?

Dr. Harold Mock directs the Office of Leadership Programs and teaches courses on principles of leadership. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock's research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in western Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Mock holds a master's degree in history from Virginia and bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Georgia College. 

Free and open to the community.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85305936708

Meeting ID: 853 0593 6708

 

or connect by phone  (646) 558-8656 

Meeting ID: 853 0593 6708

Open to all.

Location: Online

Online Sketching with Jane Skafte

Online Sketching with Jane Skafte

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

This class is held each Wednesday for four weeks until June 17th

This Sketching class enables you to discover your own style and develop a kind of shorthand that helps you find a way of working that "summarizes" the overwhelming amount of detail in any subject. You will learn to record what you see and represent it in the most economical way.

We will cover sketching, doodling and noodling, which is shading with pencil and ink to show light and dark and texture. I will be referring to Bert Dodson's books "Keys to Drawing" and "Keys to Drawing with Imagination" for exercises (both available on Amazon) and will send PDFs of material that we will cover in advance of your class.

Participants will receive an email shortly before class with the zoom meeting link and ID number.

Recommended Supplies:

  • Sketchbook with paper recommended for mixed media
  • index cards
  • several pencils (hard and soft)
  • pencil sharpener
  • erasers
  • drawing pens

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 1

Pay for this event online

Online Sketching with Jane Skafte

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal - Online

NIA - Moving to Heal - Online

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Nia is a holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts & healing arts (mindfulness). It is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience that will leave you feeling energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced. It is non-impact, done barefoot and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Nia Moving to Heal is a modified Nia experience, designed for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This class will help you feel better move by move, breath by breath. Each class has a focus & intention to assist you in “Dancing Through Life”.

For over 35 years Nia has been helping people use movement to feel better. Your body is designed to move! No matter what your physical circumstances, you can use movement as medicine.

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor. For instructions on how to join in the ZOOM online class, email Sheila at squeen125@gmail.com

BEGINNING JUNE 1, REGISTRATION AND CLASS FEE ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal - Online

Non-members (June) $35.00
Standard members (June) $25.00
Prime members (June) $0.00
International Folk Dance Online

International Folk Dance Online

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm


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.  For instructions on how to join in the class with ZOOM, email Bill Shaw at wjshawiii@gmail.com  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Shelf Improvement

Shelf Improvement

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

The current situation is challenging for many people young and old, and can hinder our inspirations and imagination. Bookstore owner Kathy Judge will show you how to boost morale and brighten up your environment by rethinking and rearranging your bookshelves with design ideas she refers to as shelf improvement. Come away with the knowledge of how to better enjoy and appreciate your immediate surroundings and have fun in the process.

Kathy Judge lived and worked in Charlottesville for many years before moving to Orange in 2017. After settling in, she opened her bookshop, Bound2please Books, in 2019. Selling gently used books in a brick and mortar shop has taught her many things about the art of display and Shelf Improvement.

Free and open to the community.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89206022843

Meeting ID: 892 0602 2843

Open to all.

Location: Online

Friday Fitness with Alex

Friday Fitness with Alex

Friday, June 5, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, (STARTS APRIL 24), 11:00 AM

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization (one of the new classes that will be taught at The Center)! Join Alex for a combination of  both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85305419455

Open to all.

Location: Online

Blenheim Vineyards - History, Mission, and Wine Tasting

Blenheim Vineyards - History, Mission, and Wine Tasting

Friday, June 5, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm

Join us for a fun evening event with Tasting Room Manager Ellen Houle from Blenheim Vineyards. Ellen will share Blenheim’s history, mission and information about two of their new wines - 2018 Cabernet Franc & 2019 Estate Gruner Vetliner. For each of these wines Ellen will talk about the viticulture, wine making aspect, and tasting notes/pairings.

Wines will be available for purchase with free delivery to the Charlottesville area on the Blenheim Vineyards website (under the heading The Center 2 pack -- see below for instructions). Delivery is free within 20 miles of Charlottesville. All delivery orders will need to be placed no later than 10am Wednesday, June 3rd to receive them Thursday, June 4th in time for the tasting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89646198504

Meeting ID: 896 4619 8504
 

How to order wines:

  • Go to www.Blenheimvineyards.com 
  • click on Delivery/Pick Up/Doorstep Duo  
  • cllick Book now  
  • choose Charlottesville Delivery 
  • select The Center 2 Pack and fill out the necessary information

Need help placing your order? Contact Ellen Houle between 11-4pm, Monday-Friday at 434-293-5366.

note: you do not have to purchase wines to attend this presentation. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

OVER 50 YOGA

OVER 50 YOGA

Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

SATURDAYS, (BEGINS SATURDAY, APRIL 25), 9:30 AM

As taught in the Viniyoga tradition, this class will be a mindful, breath-centered, vinyasa class including postures, breathing technique, guided meditation and visualization.  Class is paced to allow time to warm up joints and move through a logical sequence of postures toward more challenging poses in a gradual way. Students will learn to coordinate movement with breath in a way that works with their own capacity, learn to use props appropriately to provide support, as needed, develop somatic awareness and modify postures to avoid strain, and obtain skills in reducing stress.  Suggested supplies: mat, block, strap, blanket—some items can be substituted with home items!

Class will be taught by Deborah Layton. Deborah has extensive training and instructor experience in Pilates and Yoga. She received her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth University. She formerly lived in the Charlottesville area but now resides in Morgantown, West Virginia.

TO JOIN IN THE PROGRAM, CLICK HERE:

https://zoom.us/j/91585730288

Open to all.

Location: Online

Acrylic Pour Demo and Giveaway with Rosemary

Acrylic Pour Demo and Giveaway with Rosemary

Monday, June 8, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

ACRYLIC POUR DEMO AND GIVEAWAY WITH ROSEMARY

Monday, June 8th 11:30-12:30

Do you enjoy experimenting with art forms? Artist Rosemary Quade Nichols will demonstrate a flower acrylic pour technique that you can easily do at home yourself with a few supplies and a willingness to ‘go with the paint flow’. One of our lucky zoom participants will win the painting Rosemary completes in this presentation! 

Rosemary aka “Rosamaria” has had a love for art for many years, playing with different mediums such as oil, water and acrylic paints, and photography. She recently found her passion in acrylics and is at her happiest when she is doing acrylic pours and abstract paintings in her studio basement lovingly set up for her by her husband, Mark.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83838605700

Meeting ID: 838 3860 5700
 


 

Open to all.

Location: Online

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall - Dr. Harold Mock

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall - Dr. Harold Mock

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

For a generation, the Berlin Wall carved apart one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Thousands lived and died in its shadow, and few imagined it would ever be gone in their lifetimes. But on November 9, 1989, the wall opened forever, marking a dramatic end to the global Cold War. 

Dr. Harold Mock directs the Office of Leadership Programs and teaches courses on principles of leadership. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock's research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in western Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Mock holds a master's degree in history from Virginia and bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Georgia College. 

Free and open to the community.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82786786313

Meeting ID: 827 8678 6313

 

Or Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656

Open to all.

Location: Online

Current Events Talk (June 10)

Current Events Talk (June 10)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am - Online

Welcome to the program! Meetings are designed to encourage an enjoyable discussion about important issues. The discussion leader will highlight the major issues during the first five minutes of the event. Then input is welcome. The discussion leader will keep the conversation balanced, making sure that all who wish to speak have the opportunity. We are committed to sponsoring friendly and civil discussions. We want to respectful of all opinions, different points of view. All ideas about the important topics of our times are welcomed.

You are welcome to send suggestions about interesting topics for discussion. Please send your ideas to RBTKLB@gmail.com. In the heading of your email message, indicate “Current Events Suggestions”   

 

June 10 topics - 

 “Global Warming/Climate Change: What is the solution?”

 “Tax Reform:What is the solution?”

Join Jim Donahue from the Charlottesville History Club for a vibrant discussion.

To join in the Zoom meeting, click here: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83772280188

Meeting ID: 837 7228 0188

If joining in by phone, call
        +1 646 558 8656  
       
Meeting ID: 837 7228 0188 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Food on the Fly: Thinking Creatively about Ingredients

Food on the Fly: Thinking Creatively about Ingredients

Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

FOOD ON THE FLY: THINKING CREATIVELY ABOUT INGREDIENTS

Oftentimes, we save bits and pieces of leftovers, thinking we’ll get around to eating them... and then we just wind up throwing them away. Or we put off grocery shopping, think we can’t make anything from what we’ve got, and resort to ordering takeout. Nica will be sharing 3 of her favorite “use it up” formulas as well as demonstrating how a well-crafted pantry can feed you creatively for weeks.

Nica Waters has been living and teaching in Charlottesville for over 20 years. She’s passionate about food and fitness and helping people see how neither topic is as intimidating as they can feel.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89164400003

Meeting ID: 891 6440 0003
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Sailing into the Sunset: A Yearlong Journey

Sailing into the Sunset: A Yearlong Journey

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

In 2009, Nica Waters, her husband, and 2 kids set off from the Chesapeake Bay on their 28’ sailboat for a year in the Bahamas. It wasn’t all beaches and umbrella drinks, but the experience is one they talk about to this day. Come along as Nica shares some of the highlights (and challenges) of that year.

Nica Waters has lived in Charlottesville for over 20 years - except for that year sailing. She and her husband are currently prepping that same sailboat for another adventure, this time without kids.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89043294166

Meeting ID: 890 4329 4166


 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Meditation - Living Life Fully

Meditation - Living Life Fully

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Meditation is a practical activity that can provide tangible benefits that can improve our outlook on life. This program meets online via zoom on the Third Tuesday of every month, and provides an introduction to meditation - it's nature, general goals, and simple techniques. Benefits of different meditation types will be discussed and participants' experiences are invited. A very simple and gentle form of meditation will be presented that requires no physical flexibility or special capabilities. There will be a short sitting of 10-15 minutes at each program.

Gerry Gorman, recently retired engineer, engineering manager, and business development executive has been a student and practitioner of meditation for over 40 years. He describes a very practical form of meditation and explores how a meditation practice can help each of us develop a healthier perspective to fully appreciate life. He and his wife, Penny, have been married for 38 years and have two grown sons. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting

Https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87345112031

Meeting ID: 873 4511 2031

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

This class is held each Friday for four weeks until July 10th

Join Joanne Coleman for this multi-ability level class using colored pencils. Online using the zoom platform, learn how to: Blend multiple colors to create a unique effect on your painting, use your pencils to create shading, lines, and shadow to give dimension, and combine colored pencil with watercolor pencil for a lovely sunny effect.  A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. 

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $45.00

       Prime Members – included in membership fee, but registration is still required

Materials needed:

  • Set of colored pencils - primary colors - at least 6-8
  • pencil sharpener
  • 10x12 inch drawing paper
  •  watercolor pencils (usually come in a tin, available at art stores and Amazon.com)
  • 3 small inexpensive paint brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 15

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 9:30-4:00pm

Please see the schedule below.

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.)

 

 

Wednesday, June 24, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.   By appontment only. Call the Center's Welcome Desk at (434) 974-7756 to sign up

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 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

Thursdays Around 5

Thursdays Around 5

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 5:03-7:00pm

Thursdays, beginning April 23-September 24, 5:02-7:00 pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere’s own answer to Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five.  Like its popular predecessor, this live concert series will offer a chance for members and guests to meet and socialize with friends in our beautiful atrium or on the back patio, sample tasty food and beverages (available for purchase) from our on-site Greenberry’s, and enjoy the sounds of various local performers every Thursday evening.  This series, an expansion of our current performing arts programing, seeks to showcase area musicians and provides another opportunity for the Charlottesville music-loving community to hear some of their favorite bands or be introduced to new ones. Thursdays Around Five will run from 5-ish to 7:00 PM every week from April through September and once per month from October through March.

 

MOJO PIE
Thursday, April 23, 5:03-7:00 pm
Mojo Pie is Susan Munson and Frank Bechter on acoustic guitar and bass, playing their fun filled originals and eclectic covers. Their voices meld in rich harmony and they’ll have you singing along with them!  Thank you to 20 South Productions for sponsoring this performance!   
 
REAL TIME
Thursday, April 30, 5:04-7:00 pm
Silas Frayser (guitar) and Luke Neer (banjo) of Charlottesville recently began their musical journey together and quickly grew into what they like to call a dynamic duo. Playing a mix between Bluegrass/Folk and Country, they provide a wide variety of music. Both enjoy artists such as the Infamous Stringdusters, Tony Rice, and The Grateful Dead. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 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

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

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

PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL II

PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL II

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

Packing one bag to travel: Second opportunity to learn. This fun, interactive workshop will help you go from over-packer to savvy traveler. Jenny Freeman, former road warrior (business traveler) and globe trotter has a deep love for packing lists, carry-on only travel, and other travel hacks. You will learn how to select the best clothing and toiletries for every occasion, how to breeze through security, and how to develop the perfect packing list. Jenny will share why one-bag travel reduces stress, costs less, and saves your back: which items should always go in the cabin with you; how to create a mix-and-match capsule wardrobe; and different travel products that help keep travelers organized and minimalist. Participants will receive packing lists and site recommendations to plan their next voyage.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center