Special Events

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!  

WILL MEET VIA ZOOM on TUESDAYS. 

WILL MEET ON-SITE at THE CENTER ON FRIDAYS! No need to sign up if you plan to attend on-site.

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! For instructions on how to join in via ZOOM, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Members only.

Location: Online

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 10:00-1:00pm

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

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

Class will not meet on 4/8/21

 

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

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

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

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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.

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

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (April) $25.00
Prime members (April) $0.00
International Folk Dance (ONLINE)

International Folk Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm


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

Riding Climate Solutions: How Improving Local Transit can Help us Reach our Climate Goals (ONLINE)

Riding Climate Solutions: How Improving Local Transit can Help us Reach our Climate Goals (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

With transportation emissions accounting for the largest share of Virginia’s greenhouse gas emissions and communities setting aggressive targets for reductions, transportation solutions are critical. While increasing electric vehicle adoption is an important solution, they are not currently accessible to all residents. Join Community Climate Collaborative Executive Director Susan Kruse to learn how improving local transit systems and doubling ridership can help Charlottesville and Albemarle County reach its climate goals and improve access to services. Free and open to all.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83829445661

Meeting ID: 838 2944 5661

Open to all.

Location: Online

Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program - (On-site)

Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program - (On-site)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 4:15-5:15pm

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.

The April 22 session is full. Register below for April 29.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program - (On-site)

Standard Members (April 29) $10.00
Prime Member (April 29) $0.00

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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!
For instructions on how to join in, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM  

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

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (April) $0.00

Pressing Reset (On site)

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

THIS CLASS WAS PREVIOUSLY ORIGINAL STRENGTH...   CLASS WILL NOT MEET ON 4/9/21

When you were a child, you experienced life through your body. Through learning how to move, you nourished and developed your brain and your body. From the beginning, you were pre-programmed to move with grace, fluidity, strength and power through your original movement patterns. No one needed to teach these movements to you; as a baby your body just knew to do them. 

As adults we stopped exploring our world through movement. Generally, we stopped using our bodies and became stagnant. There are things we believe we can no longer do due to fear, pain or lack of health. This was never the truth! The truth is that you can be strong and move well your entire life. In this class we will PRESS RESET, returning to and retraining our bodies to their “factory settings” – the original movements which bring about healing, strength and resilience. You will move at your own pace as you explore your original strength.

 

Questions? Contact Beth at bethvalorz@gmail.com

 

PRESSING RESET! Finding Strength Through Original Movements Check it out with Beth Valorz Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Original Strength Trainer.

 REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW! SPACE IS LIMITED.

 

Members only.

Location: Onsite

Pay for this event online

Pressing Reset (On site)

Standard Members (April) $25.00
Prime Members (April) $0.00
Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Join members of the Wednesday Music Club for informal music in The Center's atrium.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (ON SITE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays, January 25, March 15-May 3, 1:00-2:00 pm (8 weeks) 

CLASS IS FULL!

It’s not too late to learn a new instrument! If you’ve never touched a guitar or only know that it has strings, this class is for you! It’s also a good refresher if you played many moons ago and might need a do over. Join accomplished musician and instructor, Mike D’antoni for this class. It’s BYOG (bring your own guitar!) Open to Center members. Prime members – $40 for the 8-week session; Standard members- $64. Space is limited. Please register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays at 1 pm

Join us! 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.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Participants will learn all about this colorful and delightfully unpredictable medium – alcohol ink. Each person will experiment using different inks and surfaces to create images using different techniques. Lots of one-on-one instruction from artist Jan Settle.  Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 30.00. Materials 25.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class. 

About the Artist

Jan Settle received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth Universty and worked in the field of Interior Design for many years. She paints with acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and her new passion is Acrylic Paint Pouring. Jan is a member of the Blue Ridge Art League of Culpeper, the Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle of Madison. Her work can be seen in local galleries and in many of the exhibits held by MAPS. You can follow Jan on Facebook at CastleRock Designs and Workshops.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Train Your Brain (ONLINE)

Train Your Brain (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, through May, 11:00 am 

Cognitive decline doesn't have to be inevitable. You can build a better brain at any age. Join Michelle Rocker, a LearningRx Master Brain Trainer for cognitive exercises that can strengthen memory and attention.  Free for Center members. Registration is required below for the date you wish to attend. Space is limited! Please register for only one session.

 

Click here to register for April 27 

Click here to register for May 11 

Click here to register for May 25

Members only.

Location: Online

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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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

Colon Cancer Screening and Polyps with Dr. Lauren Carlini (ONLINE)

Colon Cancer Screening and Polyps with Dr. Lauren Carlini (ONLINE)

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

The recommendations for when you should schedule colon cancer screenings and how frequently can be difficult to determine, even for a physician. These recommendations can change based on your family history and whether polyps (and polyp types) were found during prior colonoscopies. Doctors can help their patients navigate these complicated topics, but it is extremely helpful for you to be able to possess a baseline level of knowledge so you can better advocate for your health.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736792257

Meeting ID: 897 3679 2257

About the Presenter:

Lauren Carlini is currently a second year gastroenterology fellow at UVA. She grew up in Texas, but has moved many places in the US for her education and medical training. She loved her time as a medical student at UVA so much that she decided to move back for her fellowship training after completing her internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. Her ties to The Center go back to her time in medical school, and she is excited to share information about colon cancer screening recommendations with its members.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, May 3, 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

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

This is a fun class that utilizes the overflow of dried acrylic paint or “skins” from acrylic poured paintings to create unique jewelry! If you’ve taken Jan Settle’s paint pouring class, you may have some skins of your own. If not, she will have plenty for you to choose from to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pendants or necklaces or earrings. There will be an assortment of silver-colored chains, or you may bring your own. If time permits, we will also use the dried paint skins, bits of paper and other materials to create a beautiful collage. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $15.00. Materials fee $25.00 for each participant, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Making Jewelry from Dried Acrylic Paint Skins May 4th (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

Have you recently joined The Center at Belvedere? Are you considering joining, but would like to learn more? Join us for a new and prospective member orientation. Enjoy samples from our Greenberry’s Coffee Co., attend a brief presentation about The Center, and tour our beautiful new facility. Space is limited; RSVP to Judy Gardner 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

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, May 5, 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

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00
Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE ONLY)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ONLINE ONLY)

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

In this monthly series, local physicians will dicuss various topics and help guide you along a path of healthy living!
 

April 2, 12:00-1:00 pm -  Sleep Problems Associated with Aging 

Join Dr. Dulip Ratnasoma, MD as he discusses the sleep issues seniors face and possible treatments for them. Dr. Ratnasoma is a physician at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and has completed advanced studies in sleep medicine.

Click on this Zoom link a few minutes before the program starts:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89510235564

If joining by telephone, dial
        +1 301 715 8592 

Meeting ID: 895 1023 5564
        

Open to all.

Location: Online

Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Five week series, May 11-June 8, 2:00-3:00 pm

Revisit song hits from the 1940’s through the present.  We’ll listen to, and analyze what makes these songs memorable, both lyrically and musically.  Rogers and Hart, Lionel Ritchie, Taylor Swift, and many other songwriters will be included. Join local musician, music teacher and songwriter Mike D’Antoni for commentary and discussion on what makes a great song great!

Open to all. Free for Prime members; $25 for Standard members and guests. Registration required below:

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Great Songs and Songwriters (On-site)

Standard Members $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Offsite)

Intro to Kayaking at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Offsite)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

Learn how to confidently paddle a kayak 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 in a sit-on-top kayak. 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, open to all. $60.00 per person. (Min: Participants= 6 Max Participants = 14)

Registration Link:

https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/rivannarivercompany/items/298431/availability/638162226/book/?full-items=yes 

Beaver Creek Reservoir Boat Ramp Parking Directions from Charlottesville: Take State Route 250 West towards Crozet; Cross over Mechums River, take immediate right onto State Route 680 Browns Gap Turnpike; Turn left into Park on Beaver Creek Park Road and follow this road until it ends at the boat ramp parking lot.  (Apparently using the address can be misleading in google maps)

Open to all.

Location: Beaver Creek Reservoir - Off Site

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 5:03-7:00pm

Thursdays Around 5 is The Center at Belvedere’s own version of Charlottesville’s Fridays After Five. These live performances showcase area musicians, providing a chance to see your favorite artists or enjoy an introduction to some new ones.  

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, CALL LINDA HAHN at 434.220.9736. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PRIOR RESERVATION.

ADMISSION IS $10/PERSON PAYABLE AT DOOR.

 

John Kelly
Thursday, May 13, 5:03-7:00 pm

John Kelly is a Charlottesville-based singer songwriter with more than two decades of solo acoustic performing experience. He began his music career in his native Connecticut and played regularly there and in New York City before moving to Charlottesville. Now a regular on the Central Virginia singer songwriter circuit, John has become known for his soulful voice and insightful original songs.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Diagnostic Radiology (ONLINE)

Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Diagnostic Radiology is a medical specialization that uses non-invasive imaging scans to identify illnesses or injuries. Join Dr. Ray Norby to learn more about this fascinating field of medicine. Free and open to all.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85915159369

Meeting ID: 859 1515 9369

Open to all.

Location: Online

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

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Pay for this event online

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

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
Prime Members $50.00