Special Events

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE or ONLINE) NEW CLASS!

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE or ONLINE) NEW CLASS!

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

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. 

This class will be taught on-site and also ZOOMED. If you plan to join by ZOOM, email Alex at least one day prior to the start of the first class to obtain the link.

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE or ONLINE) NEW CLASS!

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

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 6, 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

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (August) $25.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 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: The Center

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 6, 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!
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, August 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM (through August 14)

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. 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85305419455

Open to all.

Location: Online

Tour of The Center (August 7, 11 am)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

The A, B, C's and D of Medicare (ON SITE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

SORRY, EVENT IS FULL!

 

In this session, you will find out when and where to sign up and how to avoid penalties. Learn what is covered by Medicare and the costs involved, and if you are eligible for financial assistance. Phyllis Payne has over 30 years experience and will guide you through the process. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance (ONLINE)

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!

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, email program leader, Celia Pfautz at least one hour prior to the start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: Online

OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Saturday, August 8, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

SATURDAYS

Beginning July 1, the class will be $25/month for Standard Members. (It is free for Prime/Charter members).

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://us02web.zoom.us/j/83931598042?pwd=djZHc2dmQnhQN2I4cjRITDAwaW0zUT09

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

OVER 50 YOGA (ONLINE)

Standard members (July) $25.00
Prime Members (July) $0.00
Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Block Printing Basics - Print at Home, Learn Online (ONLINE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

This class is now closed.

Monday, August 10th, 10-12pm and Tuesday, August 11th, 10-12pm

Learn the block printing process from start to finish while creating a canvas bag with your own design. Register to order artist Emily Wool’s block printing kit (15% of sales goes to PHAR Public Housing Area Redevelopment) which provides everything you need to start on your block printing adventure. You will learn to create your own design for printing on fabric including sketching techniques, what to keep and what to take away during the carving process, and how to design a “good” block for printing. Kits will arrive at The Center a week before the online instruction classes – you can pick it up before the online class. Emily runs her block printing business Emily Ruth Prints from her home and is delighted to share her skill and expertise with us. Click here to register. Class fee 70.00 for Standard Members and Guests, 60.00 for Prime members.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Reverse Mortgages; You have questions? Here are answers! (ON SITE)

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

How is a reverse mortgage used? Who is eligible? What is involved in the process? Karren Tyler, with over 27 years experience in the mortgage industry, discusses the ins, outs, myths and facts of a reverse mortgage.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Reverse Mortgages; You have questions? Here are answers! (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00

English Country Dance

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

Mondays and Tuesdays 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

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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 second and fourth 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. 

 

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

Meeting ID: 873 4511 2031

free

Members only.

Location: Online

Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 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.  

 

DISCUSSION TOPICS

Rather than focus on a specific topic, which we have done in previous meetings, we will have an open-ended discussion. Bring ideas about the issues and questions that you would like to discuss. All opinions welcome. Facilitated by Bob Lorish.


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Current Events Talk - August 12 (ON SITE)

RSVP (August 12) $0.00

Tour of The Center (August 12, 11 am)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

Pay for this event online

Tour of The Center (August 12, 11 am)

RSVP (August 12, 11 am) $0.00

Tour of The Center (August 12, 12 pm)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Tour of The Center (August 12, 12 pm)

RSVP (August 12, 12 pm) $0.00

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 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

The Climate Crisis in Central VA and the World (ONLINE)

The Climate Crisis in Central VA and the World (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Have you ever wondered what climate change will mean for us here in Virginia? During this 30-minute online slide and video talk you’ll learn the science behind climate change, the effects already being felt locally and around the world, and how we’ll solve this crisis together. You will have a chance to have your questions answered, as well as learn about the exciting innovations in renewable energy and other solutions at hand to tackle this issue.

Joan Chapman is a retired public school teacher and a trained Climate Reality Project presenter. She received training with former Vice President Al Gore and his nonprofit organization, The Climate Reality Project, where citizens learn about climate change and how to advocate for climate action.

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Meeting ID: 881 6203 6406

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 Meeting ID: 881 6203 6406       

Open to all.

Location: Online

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

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 and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Registration required. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00. 

Walnut Creek Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot Directions from Charlottesville: Take Route 29 South; Turn left onto Route 708 (Red Hill Road); Turn right onto Route 631 (Old Lynchburg Road); The park is 1/2 mile on the left. Follow park entrance road for 1/4 mile to right turn into parking lot at lake.  (4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959)

Open to all.

Location: Walnut Creek Park - Off Site

Seats available: 3

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Intro to Paddleboarding (SUP) at Walnut Creek Park (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00

Tour of The Center (August 14, 11 am)

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

Pay for this event online

Tour of The Center (August 14, 11 am)

RSVP (August 14, 11 am) $0.00

Tour of The Center (August 14, 12 pm)

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Center at Belvedere! Meet in the Center Atrium a few minutes beforehand. Masks are required and you will be asked a few health questions as part of our screening process. Space is limited; register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Tour of The Center (August 14, 12 pm)

RSVP (August 14, 12 pm) $0.00
Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can have a crack at answering (no Googling allowed!). Five and ten dollar gift certificates, as well as other mystery prizes will be awarded - winners can pick up prizes and get a tour of The Center. Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date. Please register- spots are limited! 

Members only.

Location: Online

Seats available: 13

Pay for this event online

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Monday 8/17

Members $0.00
Love Food; Hate Waste! (ONLINE)

Love Food; Hate Waste! (ONLINE)

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join members of the Piedmont Master Gardeners for this very informative presentation!

Consumer food waste is the largest contributor to the food waste issue. According to the USDA and EPA, Americans discard some 30-40 percent of the food produced each year. Learn more about this complex issue and educate yourself on the actions you can take to be a part of the solution. 

 

To join in the Zoom program click here a few minutes before 3 pm on August 17:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85944041577

 

If joining by telephone, dial
        +1 646 558 8656 
       
Meeting ID: 859 4404 1577
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can have a crack at answering (no Googling allowed!). Gift certificates, as well as other mystery prizes will be awarded - winners can  pick up prizes and get a tour of The Center.  Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date.  Register today - spots are limited! 

Members only.

Location: Online

Seats available: 16

Pay for this event online

Online Bingo and Trivia Tuesday 8/18

Members $0.00
The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous: Origins and Influence (ONLINE)

The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous: Origins and Influence (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Tolly Merrick has been a humanities teacher since 1994, working with high school and middle school students in New Mexico, California and Virginia. He currently teaches US History and US Government at the Peabody School in Charlottesville. Prior to his career in education, Mr. Merrick obtained a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and served as a substance abuse counselor in his home state of Maryland. He is excited to merge these two areas of history and alcoholism treatment, and present on the origins and history of Alcoholics Anonymous

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Meeting ID: 884 4586 2191
 

Phone only:

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Meeting ID: 884 4586 2191
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 1:30-3:00pm

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, join University of Virginia Ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Cusick at the Center at Belvedere on August 25 at 1:30PM while he discusses the importance of having regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and vision.

Dr. Cusick will discuss some of the more common age-related eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Early detection and treatment of these conditions can help to save sight before vision loss occurs. Ophthalmologists – the physicians that specialize in medical and surgical eye care – recommend a dilated comprehensive eye exam as the best way to prevent these conditions from becoming debilitating.  Dr. Cusick will discuss how the eye is examined and the most modern medical and surgical treatments for conditions that affect the eyes.  Dr. Cusick will also answer any questions that you have about these topics.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Healthy Aging and your Eyes (ON SITE)

RSVP $0.00
Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Protecting Virginia's Water - Pipelines and Beyond (Online)

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Join Wild Virginia's Conservation Director, David Sligh, for a description of the group's efforts to see that regulators fully enforce the Clean Water Act to protect our precious resources. David will describe the group's involvement in the victorious battle against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the ongoing fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. He'll also explain how all Virginians can work with us to prevent damaging projects in the future. Open to all.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85058581774

Meeting ID: 850 5858 1774

 

or by phone:
        +1 646 558 8656 
Meeting ID: 850 5858 1774
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 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. Thank you to The Colonnades for its support of this event.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

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

In this monthly series, local physicians will dicuss various topics and help guide you along a path of healthy living!
 
Five Pillars of Health presented by Andy McFarlan, MD
Friday, September 4, 12:00-1:00 pm  
Join Andy for a discussion on sleep, diet, exercise, stress management and love relationships (God, self, others, enemies, the environment). Andy has been a Charlottesville physician for the last 37 years in family and geriatric medicine. He has special interests in preventive medicine, cardiovascular disease, brain health, and the interface between the physical and the spiritual life. 

 

Healthy Movement and Recovering from Injury with Kurt Elward, MD and Valeria Niehaus, MA, PT, DPT
Friday, October 2, 12:00-1:00 pm
Join Dr. Kurt Elward and Dr. Valeria Niehaus as they discuss ways to keep yourself moving and free from injury. Kurt is a long-standing Charlottesville physician in family medicine, internal medicine, and geriatrics. Valeria has her doctorate in physical therapy and has special interest in injury prevention and recovery from serious injury.  
 
Please register below!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

RSVP (Sept. 4) $0.00
RSVP (Oct. 2) $0.00
Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 4:30-6:30pm

(Participants need to sign up in pairs who will paddle the tandem canoes together.)
Learn how to confidently paddle a canoe 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 tandem (2-person) canoe. Participants will need to sign up in pairs with someone with whom they are already in close contact. With a little instruction, participants will discover the joy traveling across the water in this classic watercraft. This session is suitable for beginners and anyone else who wants to improve their paddling skills and enjoy a summer evening on the water. All necessary equipment is provided. Social distancing will be observed by the instructor and participants during this all-outdoor class. Register here. Prime Members $60.00, Standard Members and Guests $70.00.  

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

Seats available: 15

Pay for this event online

Intro to Canoeing at Beaver Creek Reservoir (Off Site)

Prime Members fee $60.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $70.00
Thursdays Around 5 (ONSITE)

Thursdays Around 5 (ONSITE)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 5:03-7:03pm

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. Free and open to the community.

SPACE IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE FOR EACH EVENT. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY CALLING LINDA HAHN at (434) 220-9736. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PRIOR RESERVATION. 

Silas Frayser

Thursday, September 10, 5:03-7:00 pm

Silas Frayser is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He is from Charlottesville, VA and was raised in Batesville. Playing mostly acoustic rock, Silas was able to form his sound to what is a mix between acoustic beach rock/folk rock. Silas is influenced by artists such as Dave Matthews, John Mayer, The Grateful Dead.  Silas recently released a four song album in 2020 about searching for love, hope, and purpose.

 

Stephanie Nakasian with Karl Kimmel

Thursday, October 8, 5:03-7:00 pm

Join us as we are entertained by world-renowned Jazz singer Stephanie Nakasian. Stephanie is an exciting well- seasoned vocalist and master of innovative jazz improvisation. The energy in her performance is electric and spontaneous in story and song. She will be joined by bassist Karl Kimmel. Karl is from New York City where he performed in various venues until he settled in the Alleghany Highlands where he was the house bassist at the Homestead Hotel for 38 years.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Evolution and Revolution in Women's Fashion: 1850-1970 (ONLINE)

Evolution and Revolution in Women's Fashion: 1850-1970 (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

From whalebone corsets to going commando, the evolution of women’s fashion since 1850 has been influenced by world events such as women’s suffrage, international trade, industrialization, and wartime rationing, as well as by visionary designers including Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret, and Yves St. Laurent. Art and inventions such as the zipper, the brassiere, and synthetic dyes changed what women wore. This program features a brief history of how fashion has adapted to and been influenced by changing times. From haute couture to home sewing, the clothes we wear have a history. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, Liza Nash Taylor offers a visual history of fashion evolution and revolution in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A PowerPoint presentation includes beautiful photographs of garments as well as illustrations.

Liza Nash Taylor is the author of two forthcoming historical novels, to be published in hardcover and audiobook versions beginning in August 2020, by Blackstone Publishing. She is the 2016 winner of the Fiction Prize of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference and a 2018 Hawthornden International Fellow. Her novels have been finalists in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and The Tucson Festival of Books and excerpts have appeared in The Copperfield Review and Deep South Magazine. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Bluestem Magazine, Gargoyle, and other literary magazines. She lives in Keswick, Virginia, in an old farmhouse which is a setting in her novels.

Link to accompanying booklist: https://lizanashtaylor.com/reading-guide-sources-historical-novel-society-conference-lecture-june-2019/

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Meeting ID: 886 5988 3197


or by phone

        +1 646 558 8656 
Meeting ID: 886 5988 3197
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is held each Monday for four weeks until October 19th (excluding September 28th)

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this four-week online Zoom class for beginning and intermediate artists.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. The subjects will be from reference photos that Jane will send via email links prior to our meetings. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic brush skills, transparent layering and color mixing.

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

Open to all, but space is limited; please register below. 

 

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

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Standard Members and Guests $45.00
Prime Members $0.00
Protecting Older Adults Against Covid-19 Related Scams (ONLINE)

Protecting Older Adults Against Covid-19 Related Scams (ONLINE)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

There are scams for vaccines, treatment, cures and money or assistance for obtaining Economic Impact Payments. Scammers often impersonate government officials or businesses in an attempt to gain personal information. Learn how to protect yourself against this craziness! This presentation is provided by the National Center on Law and Elder Rights and presented by Tracy M. Meade, CLTC Independent Financial Planner and Certified Long-Term Care Consultant.

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is held each Wednesday for 4 weeks Until October 14th

This course combines guided sketching exercises from observation of nature with an understanding of the natural geometry of our everyday world - for example, the fractals of trees and the geometric structure of flowers. Online instruction will also include downloadable PDFs of examples by master artists.

Instruction will include making a nature journal.

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

Open to all, but space is limited; please register below.

Materials needed:

 paper, tracing paper, pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor paints and brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

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Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 10:00-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Building Charlottesville's Botanical Garden (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Building a public botanical garden is not an easy feat. So far, McIntire Botanical Garden (MBG) has been driven by the community’s input, aspirations, insights, and desire to be a place of healing, unity, education and beauty. But the input phase of the garden design process is not complete and through reaching out to other organizations, we are hoping to gather more feedback to ensure the built garden will represent the hopes and dreams of the entire community. As a gift from the community to the community, the McIntire Botanical Garden is a very ambitious project. Jill Trischman-Marks, Executive Director of the McIntire Botanical Garden will briefly outline what has already been achieved in the process toward building this garden and will also give insight into the road map ahead.

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Meeting ID: 854 4195 2973

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Meeting ID: 854 4195 2973
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Wildlife Corridors: Helping Wildlife and People Move Safely (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Virginia is consistently among the 10 states with the highest number of deer-vehicle collisions; with a 1 in 99 chance of collision for each of us and over 61,000 crashes on our roads each year.  Misty Boos, Executive Director of Wild Virginia will share exciting updates in Virginia policy and planning that help identify and protect wildlife corridors to help reduce these collisions.  She will explain what's being done through her work with the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative to help wildlife move safely across our state and how this work helps keep us all safe as well. Lastly, you'll learn how you can help and get involved.  

 

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Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838


 

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Meeting ID: 894 7654 1838

Open to all.

Location: Online