Special Events

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife Photographs with an Aesthetic Difference (ONLINE)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

This series has started.  Registration is now closed.

Six Wednesdays from  June 16-July 21 

This six-week online photography class will help you learn and apply aesthetic decisions during the process of shooting photographs. These decisions will help you achieve more dramatic, dynamic and interesting photographs. Technical decisions, such as proper exposure, sharp focus and white balance, are important and are the areas of concentration for most photography instruction. This class, however, will concentrate on artistic qualities and principles that can make the difference between just technically good photographs versus visually strong and interesting images that attract the viewer. These qualities include such important principles as composition, quality of light, format, angle of view, tonality, contrast, use of color versus black and white, and timing. Lecture time during the class will focus on these aesthetics with images of the instructor and those from your weekly shooting assignments that will be presented and discussed by the full class (Participation limited to 12-15 persons). 

Join Ben and other photography enthusiasts to learn the differences between technical and aesthetic photography decisions, to recognize the opportunities to apply artistic principles to your photographs and to capture images that reflect the important decisions you make during the process of shooting and processing your images.

About The Instructor:

Ben Greenberg is a lifelong resident of Virginia. He has photographed scenic vistas in Virginia, the mid-Atlantic area and many locations in the United States for more than fifty years, the last forty-five as a professional photographer. His carefully crafted images have won local and national awards and competitions. Ben's photographs have been exhibited in numerous individual and group shows, featured in diverse publications and purchased by thousands of Virginians.

Ben's first photography book, Natural Virginia, celebrates the natural beauty of Virginia with 122 panoramic landscape photographs from throughout the state. Natural Virginia highlights dedicated state organizations committed to preserving Virginia's fragile environment for future generations. It is dedicated to all who take pleasure in these scenic locations. A veteran photography teacher and lecturer for camera clubs, OLLI, the Charlottesville Photography Initiative,and other organizations, Ben has two websites showcasing his landscape and wildlife images www.bengreenberg.com and his book www.naturalvirginiabook.com.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Performance by Charlottesville Opera Young Artists

Performance by Charlottesville Opera Young Artists

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

The world of opera is experiencing a rush of exciting new works, and many pieces considered "contemporary" have quickly become classics. Join the Charlottesville Opera Young Artists for this program featuring music from the 20th Century forward, all sung in English. Free and open to all. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Square Dancing Lessons - New Time!

Square Dancing Lessons - New Time!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

Beginning June 23, Square Dance will meet on Wednesdays, 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

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am-12:45pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Standard Members (June) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (June) $0.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

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.

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW (IN ADVANCE), YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (June) $25.00
Prime members (June) $0.00
Fitness Room Orientation (June 24)

Fitness Room Orientation (June 24)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 4:15-5:15pm

Thursdays, 4:15pm-5:15pm

(fka Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program)
Make the most of your work out! Join experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room. You will learn about each machine, tracking your personal routine and more.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. Free for Prime members. $10 for Standard members.
Registration required below. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Fitness Room Orientation (June 24)

Standard Members (June 24) $10.00
Prime Member (June 24) $0.00
Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, June 25, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm 

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization. Join Alex for a combination of both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. Free for Center members

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (May) $0.00
English Country Dance (ON SITE)

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us on Mondays! We dance, we sing, we laugh and we have FUN!  Center member and dance Instructor, Marcia will introduce you to the joys of dancing to beautiful Jane Austen era music.  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

Diabetes Management  (Online)

Diabetes Management (Online)

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Mondays, June 7-28, 1:00-2:30 pm

Presented by The Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention & Education (VCDPE)

VCDPE will be offering four diabetes education classes for anyone who is interested in attending and learning how to better manage their diabetes. Don’t miss this opportunity to get reliable, research-based information on how to better care for diabetes and to get your questions answered. You can attend one class or all the classes. Free and open to all.

To register, please contact Viola Holmes at vjf7j@virginia.edu or (434)982-0173

 

Class #1 - The Basics of Diabetes (June 7)

This class is an overview of diabetes and covers areas identified by the American Diabetes Association as essential to successfully manage diabetes. Topics include: what is diabetes, blood glucose monitoring goals, medications, treatment of hypoglycemia, sick day guidelines, and preventing complications.  Physical activity is also discussed, and a certified wellness coach gets everybody moving with a brief resistance band workout. 

Class #2 - Nutrition Basics (June 14)

Get up-to-date information that can be readily used to plan meals that will improve blood glucose control and overall health. Topics include nutrient effects on blood glucose, healthy food and snack choices, serving sizes, reading food labels, and meal planning strategies.

Class #3 - Diabetes Self-Management Skills (June 21)

Discussion will include insulin and blood glucose pattern management, and how eating, activity, and medication can be adjusted to improve glucose. Stress management techniques are also discussed. 

Class #4 - Healthy Eating Lifestyle Changes (June 28)

This class will focus on the “how to” aspects of changing what you eat. Topics include shopping and preparing healthy meals, ways to cut calories, avoiding common eating traps.  At the end, participants set a goals for improving their lifestyle.

 

Classes are taught by Certified Diabetes Educators from the University of Virginia Diabetes Education and Management Program and are broadcast live from UVA.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

Tuesday evenings starting July 6, 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

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from6-8 pm beginning July 6
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

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am - ON-SITE at The Center

Welcome to the program! Meetings are designed to encourage an enjoyable discussion about important issues. 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.  

CURRENT EVENTS IS CURRENTLY NOT MEETING. STAY TUNED....

 

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00
Watercolor Techniques - All Levels (ONLINE)

Watercolor Techniques - All Levels (ONLINE)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

Four Thursdays - July 8, 15, 22, 29

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this four-week online Zoom class. Learn a wide variety of watercolor techniques while using related drawing mediums in this course for beginning and experienced watercolor artists. Students work from a variety of photographic subjects: still life, landscape, and urban scenes with discussions of color theory and watercolor masterworks offering inspiration. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $45. 

Closer to the class, Jane will email you with the Zoom link.

Supply list:

  • Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
  • Pencil
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints 
  • Water container
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 
  • Wash brush (1")
  • Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
  • Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
  • Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
  • Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
  • Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
  • Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 
  • One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
  • Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
  • Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose
  • Nice to have: watercolor pencils

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Watercolor Techniques - All Levels (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Thursdays Around 5 (ONSITE)

Thursdays Around 5 (ONSITE)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 5:03-7:00pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere's own answer to Charlottesville's Fridays After Five.  These performances seek to showcase area musicians and provide another opportunity for the Charlottesville music-loving community to hear some favorite bands or be introduced to new ones.  Open to all.  The admissions fee for each event is $10 per person.  Advance registration is required by calling Linda Hahn at (434) 220-9736 or by registering below.  Space is limited.

 

Boxed Lunch
Thursday, July 8, 5:03–7:00 pm

This Charlottesville-based indie pop/rock band features the melodic songwriting duo of Justin Storer (drums/vocals) and Joel Streeter (guitar/vocals), along with Emily Gardiner (vocals), Zack Beamer (bass/vocals) and Chad Page (lead guitar). Boxed Lunch is known for their high-energy live shows and amazing harmonies. This event will be held outside, weather permitting. Moe’s Original BBQ Food Truck will be here too!

 

Three Wishes
Thursday, July 22, 5:04–7:00 pm

Joy Kuhar (vocals), Mike D’Antoni (guitar/vocals) and Dan Sebring (guitar/vocals) will delight you with their beautiful harmonies, serious guitar playing. - 106 Street Food Truck will be on site. 

 

Silas and Rob Frayser
Thursday, August 12, 5:02–7:00 pm

Silas Frayser is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He is from Charlottesville and was raised in nearby Batesville. Silas has released multiple singles on Spotify and iTunes. His father, Rob joins him on vocals and the mandolin. Rob has his own band, Second Draw. Firefly Food Truck will be here!

 

JRB Band
Thursday, August 26, 5:03–7:00 pm

Jim Richardson (guitar/vocals), Jerry Kelly (guitar/banjo/vocals) and Bryan McKenzie (bass/vocals) bring you a bluesy blend of subdued subversive folk-influenced Americana rock with originals that pay homage to The Byrds, Bob Dylan and Warren Zevon. Bavarian Chef food truck will be on site!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Thursdays Around 5 (ONSITE)

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Wet Felt a Bowl/Vase (ON SITE)

Wet Felt a Bowl/Vase (ON SITE)

Friday, July 9, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

In this introduction to wet felting, you will learn the basic techniques of creating a dimensional object. Create a bowl or vase to hold treasures on your dresser, as an attractive accent piece, or to hold a small bunch of posies. Please bring two bath towels and an apron is also recommended for some good, clean fun. Class fee: Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests, $20.00. Materials fee: $10.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces. No experience necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Wet Felt a Bowl/Vase (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83919817100

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

By alleviating stress, meditation can improve your physical health. One of the physical benefits includes reducing the risk of stress-related illnesses.  Medical researchers and doctors have reported the effects that stress has on the body. A number of illnesses are the result of stress. For this reason, medical practitioners recommend meditation to their patients to reduce stress levels. This includes meditating to decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. They recommend meditation to enhance the body’s immune response. Hospitals and medical clinics even offer classes in meditation to patients.

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a calm mind, providing mental benefits.  Studies have shown the positive effects meditation has on the brain and on improving memory. It also enhances concentration, attention, and focus. Meditation can improve concentration, whether one needs to concentrate for sports, education, work, or hobbies. When focused, we can increase our effectiveness and productivity. Sports figures and champion athletes have reported that meditation helps them to improve their focus to prepare for competing in their sport at the highest level.

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

Your emotional wellness, too, can be enhanced through meditation, resulting in inner tranquility and joy. Through meditation, you can reduce anxiety and depression that are caused by feelings of hopelessness and disappointments in life. When these are the result of emotions, such as feeling isolated or lonely, or a sense of sadness from dealing with life’s losses, meditation can supplement the support received from professionals.

When you meditate, you tap in to a place of happiness and peace. This increases a sense of positivity.  You realize that, beyond your daily problems that cause emotional pain, there is a pool of joy within that you can access and feel more joyous.  Meditation helps you to recharge, refresh, and rejuvenate.  When you feel happier, you are calmer and more balanced. This creates a ripple effect that will radiate to others.

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. 

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Birds of Prey Live Demonstration  (ONSITE)

Birds of Prey Live Demonstration (ONSITE)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 9:30-10:30am

Join us on the back lawn for this outdoor live demonstration by Earthquest, Inc. that will provide education and wonder beyond the bars of a zoo!  You will witness up to 5 certified non-releasable birds of prey exhibit natural behaviors and fly at their own will. Learn about the special features of each bird species, and how we can learn to live cooperatively with them. Free and open to all. Registration required at thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Birds of Prey Live Demonstration (ONSITE)

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Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 14th (ONSITE)

Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 14th (ONSITE)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Physician Eduardo Castro will describe the major mechanisms underlying aging, and how to improve cellular energy production and cellular repair. Dr. Castro graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency training at the University of Virginia Hospitals. Free and open to all. He has been practicing holistic medicine for over 25 years.

For more information about Dr. Castro, visit his website: https://castrointegrativemedicine.com/

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 14th (ONSITE)

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Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program (ONLINE)

Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program (ONLINE)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Increasing home energy efficiency benefits the environment, reduces living expenses, and helps enhance home comfort. Learn how you and your home can gain from no-cost energy efficiency improvements with the Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program (CGEEP). This information session explains the requirements to qualify for CGEEP, as well as the process involved in the program. Information on other energy saving options offered by Charlottesville Gas will also be provided. 

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89752236749

Meeting ID: 897 5223 6749

Open to all.

Location: Online

Paint Party (July 15th) (ONSITE)

Paint Party (July 15th) (ONSITE)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 5:00-8:00pm

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step painting lesson designed to help you learn to differentiate between positive and negative space, to practice mixing colors, and to sharpen your manual dexterity.  Participants will leave with new skills and your very own masterpiece!  Prime members 15.00, Standard Members and Guests 30.00 (includes materials).

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Paint Party (July 15th) (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $15.00
Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 15th (ONSITE)

Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 15th (ONSITE)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Physician Eduardo Castro will describe the major mechanisms underlying aging, and how to improve cellular energy production and cellular repair. Dr. Castro graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency training at the University of Virginia Hospitals. Free and open to all. He has been practicing holistic medicine for over 25 years.

For more information about Dr. Castro, visit his website: https://castrointegrativemedicine.com/

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Slowing the Major Aging Mechanisms - July 15th (ONSITE)

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Performances by the Cville Band Ensembles

Performances by the Cville Band Ensembles

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm

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. These events are free and open to all. No registration required for the ensemble performances

Thursday, July 15, 7:00-8:00 pm – Saxophone Quartet – a variety of modern, jazz, and popular music.

Thursday, July 29, 7:00-8:00 pm – French Horn Ensemble  - German waltzes and marches, folk tunes, jazz, show tunes and more!

Thursday, August 5, 7:00-8:00 pm – Dixieland Band 

Thursday, August 19, 7:00-8:00 pm – Brass Quintet – a diverse repertoire that ranges from Baroque and classical transcriptions and arrangements to modern jazz and popular songs

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Leather, Beads, and Wire - Oh My! (ONSITE)

Leather, Beads, and Wire - Oh My! (ONSITE)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 10:00-12:30pm

Charlotte Beagle has been fashioning beaded jewelry for over 30 years and is excited to share with you how to make a one or two strand memory wire bracelet. Learn about memory wire and have fun combining glass beads and leather to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet that will fit most anyone. Prime members free, Standard Members and guests 15.00. Materials fee $10.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Leather, Beads, and Wire - Oh My! (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 23, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Join us on the terrace to celebrate summer with ice cream!!  We'll have all the fixings to go on your sundae. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Ice Cream Social

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Cool Lane Jazz Combo

Cool Lane Jazz Combo

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

Enjoy a lovely evening at The Center listening to the Cool Lane Jazz Combo, a quartet of local musicians who come together to play standard and contemporary jazz. Whether it’s taking pop songs and turning them into instrumental tunes or performing well-known standards, you’ll enjoy an evening of talented musicians playing without boundaries and expressing the smooth sounds of musical freedom. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Cool Lane Jazz Combo

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Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 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.

The Council meeting is currently being held ONLINE. Email Carolyn Merrick for the Zoom link. 

Members only.

Location: Online

Cville Band Concert

Cville Band Concert

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 7:30-8:30pm

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.

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Cville Band Concert

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A Visit with Sojourner Truth (ONSITE)

A Visit with Sojourner Truth (ONSITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

We invite you to come and learn the fascinating story of Sojourner Truth in this multifaceted program for all ages.

Learn about Truth’s journey from a life of enslavement to becoming a free individual and a passionate advocate for women’s rights. Many of the trials and tribulations she faced along the way through will be presented via thoughtful narration, media, and a live re-enactment by Center member Enid B. Krieger.  Free and open to all

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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A Visit with Sojourner Truth (ONSITE)

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Paint Party (August 12th) (ONSITE)

Paint Party (August 12th) (ONSITE)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 5:00-8:00pm

Join local artist Tamara Murray as she walks you through a step-by-step painting lesson designed to help you learn to differentiate between positive and negative space, to practice mixing colors, and to sharpen your manual dexterity.  Participants will leave with new skills and your very own masterpiece!  Prime members 15.00, Standard Members and Guests 30.00 (includes materials). 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Paint Party (August 12th) (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $15.00
An Evening with Harriet Tubman (ONSITE)

An Evening with Harriet Tubman (ONSITE)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 5:30-7:00pm

Charmaine Crowell-White, a living history interpreter, will bring Harriet Tubman to life on The Center’s stage. Learn about the woman who rescued more than 300 slaves and was known as “The Moses of Her People” though this rich and vivid program. Ms. Crowell-White has performed with The Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA and other museums, theaters, libraries, schools, churches, colleges and universities across the nation. Her extensive acting credits include pivotal roles in both theater and film. Free and open to all. 

Charmaine Crowell is a graduate of San Jose State University and a former member of the African American Drama Company of San Fransisco. She has performed and directed for many theater companies across the United States of America.

Theater credits include major roles in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf, God's Trombones, A Raisin in the Sun, Home, Death and the Maiden, North Star and others. Film credits include: Peggy Sue Got Married, Major Payne, Hannibal, Thomas Jefferson - An American Scandal, a worshipper in the PBS mini-series The Abolitionists, the role of Minerva in the Spielberg Lincoln film, a free slave woman in Killing Lincoln and a laundry servant in the AMC television series Turn.

Charmaine is a Living History Interpreter. Her presentations celebrat the lives of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Suky, Dolly Madison's personal servant. She resides in Keswick, Virginia.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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An Evening with Harriet Tubman (ONSITE)

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Final Summer Ice Cream Social

Final Summer Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 27, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Don't miss out on our final ice cream social of the summer!  Yummy ice cream with all the fixings. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Final Summer Ice Cream Social

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Soul Reflections with Myra Anderson (ONSITE)

Soul Reflections with Myra Anderson (ONSITE)

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 5:30-6:30pm

Charlottesville native Myra Anderson will read her poems depicting an intimate journey of life, of black experience past and present, of trauma and hope, ancestors, mental health, and of healing and resilience. A 7th generation descendant of the enslaved families of Monticello and the Enslaved Laborers of the University of Virginia, Myra has been the featured poet at numerous local events. Come engage in this interactive reading event and experience the value of black culture through poetic prose. Her widely anticipated debut poetry book “Reclaimed Roots” is due for release in Fall of 2021. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Soul Expressions - Dance Party (ONSITE)

Soul Expressions - Dance Party (ONSITE)

Friday, October 15, 2021 | 6:00-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of crowd-pleasing songs and styles, from Motown from the 80’s and onward, with a few other gems thrown in to keep you on your feet. From the minute this dynamic party band takes the stage, you’ll realize that this is a group at the very top of their game. From their commanding stage presence to powerhouse singing and tight musicianship, Soul Expressions knows how to have a good time – and makes sure that everyone in the audience does, too. Bring your dancing shoes and boogie down at The Center with us! Fee: $10.00 per person at the door.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 10:30-1:00pm

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 offie loads of paper from an individual.

Open to all.

Location: The Center