Special Events

Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Tuesdays, July 19th - September 6th  (8 weeks)

In this 8-week landscape oil painting class, you will learn the 12 keys to masterful painting, how to effectively use compositional tools and colors to make your landscapes eye-catching, and experiment with light and shadow. Brush and color knowledge helpful but not required. Kathleen Hutter is a self-taught, award-winning artist who tells memorable stories using paint. (note: you may only take one series of the two oil classes offered – either Landscape or Beginners). Prime Members: free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $75, payable to instructor at time of class. Note: If you would rather purchase your supplies yourself, the list is below. If you have further questions about supplies, you can email Katie.

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

Pay for this event

Landscape Oil Painting (Jul - Sep)

Guests $125.00
Standard Members $100.00
Prime Members $0.00
Welcome Wednesday

Welcome Wednesday

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Are you thinking about joining The Center? Would you like to learn more? Come to our new and prospective member orientation. There will be a short program, a chance to meet staff and other new members, the opportunity to take a tour of The Center, and samples from our Greenberry’s Coffee Co. We'd love to know if you're coming so that we have enough coffee and pastries, so please Rsvp to Izzy Menchero. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Summer Lovin Luncheon

Summer Lovin Luncheon

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

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

Join us for an end of the summer luncheon. The food will be catered by Wayside Chicken and located on the back terrace. We will have space available inside and outside for folks to eat and chat about all their favorite summer memories. The menu consists of Baked Chicken, Pork BBQ, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, and Banana Pudding for dessert! Prime and Standard Members $15, Guests $16. Registration is necessary.

Deadline to Register 8/14/2022

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm (except June 22 and 29)
Jim Richardson on vocals and guitar.
 
Every Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm  
Join Jazz 1-2-3 at for a little swing, Latin and jazz standards featuring Andre on bass, Robert LaRue on saxophone and David Weiss on piano.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

LGBT and Allie Game Night

LGBT and Allie Game Night

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesdays, 5:00–7:30 pm

From Pinochle to Parcheesi, Chess to Canasta, we’ve got game! Grab a drink at Greenberry’s with your friends and set up at a table. Or bring your own games - it's all in good fun! Free and open to all – everyone welcome. 

 

Available games:

All card games
Apples to Apples
Backgammon
Boggle
Checkers
Chess
Mexican Train Dominoes
Monopoly Deal
Monopoly - Charlottesville Edition
Parcheesi
Pictionary
Rummikub
Scrabble
Trivial Pursuit
Uno
Yahtzee
Don't see one you like? Bring your own to play!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Movie Night - August

Movie Night - August

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:15pm

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

Wednesday, August 3, 5:00-7:15 pm

20 Feet From Stardom 

Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of backup vocalists, weaving together interviews with legendary singers with the voices that support them. Featuring  Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler,  amazing backup vocalists, and more. Free and open to all. Register below.

Wednesday, August 17, 5:00-7:15pm

Movie Night – Knives Out

Renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate. Inquisitive Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. An all-star cast in this hilarious crime thriller. Free and open to all, register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Movie Night - August

RSVP August 3, 20 Feet from Stardom
RSVP August 17, Knives Out

Beginner Oil Painting (Jul-Sep)

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 9:30am-12:30pm

July 21st-September 8th (8 weeks)

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

Kathleen has been painting since she was 3 years old and has always viewed painting and color as a tool for creating magic. Her paintings have won awards throughout her life in various venues. She is largely self taught, but credits her artistic father and sister for much of her inspiration.  Prime Members free, Standard Members $100, Guests $125. Materials fee for all: $75, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

Pay for this event

Beginner Oil Painting (Jul-Sep)

Guests $125.00
Standard Members $100.00
Prime $0.00
Cville Band Saxophone Ensemble

Cville Band Saxophone Ensemble

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

This group will perform in place of the orignally scheulded Horn Ensemble.

Enjoy the sounds of soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones as musicians from the Cville Band (formerly known as the Municipal Band) entertain you. The group performs a variety of modern, jazz, and popular music. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Italian (Aug-Sep)

Beginning Italian (Aug-Sep)

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 9:30am-11:00am

Mondays beginning August 22 - October 3, 9:30AM-11:00AM

Planning a trip to Italy?  Want to be able to meet new people and experience “la dolce vita” when you get there?  Or maybe you’re looking for an activity that promotes brain health?  Here is a great opportunity!  Join native Italian, AnnaMaria Bakalian, for a 6-week series of basic Italian.  Learn simple exchanges to use in an Italian store, café, market, etc. and understand Italian customs relating to everyday life.   

Note: class will not meet on Monday, September 5th, Labor Day.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

Pay for this event

Beginning Italian (Aug-Sep)

Guests $48.00
Standard Members $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Speed Dating Mixer

Speed Dating Mixer

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesday August 31, 4:30-6:00pm

Are you ready to meet someone new? Grab a refreshment from Greenberry’s and join us for a mixer that will start with classic speed dating. First drink is on the house! The Speed Dating Mixer will include 1 minute of chatting with the person across from you until the buzzer buzzes. Once everyone has met each contender, we will break off enjoying free time and continuing conversation. Meet new people and expand your horizons with this fun and inviting activity. Open to all. Register here.

Pick up your free drink from Greenberry's upon arrival and meet us in the Auditorium. We can't wait!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Speed Dating Mixer

RSVP Aug 31
Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Meets the first Thursday of every month

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

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

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

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

If you have recently joined The Center or are considering joining but would like to hear more, you are invited to attend a New & Prospective Member Orientation. There will be a brief presentation, a chance to meet staff and other new members, and a tour of the building. Space is limited; Rsvp to Membership Coordinator 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

The Center Players

The Center Players

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm

24 sessions total - Tuesdays and Thursdays through September and October; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through mid November

Directed by Boomie Pederson and Larry Goldstein, The Center Players will work together on one or two pieces that will be performed mid-November at The Center. Participants will work together to develop their acting and ensemble skills and to build the characters needed for the plays. This class/training/rehearsal period begins on Tuesday, September 6, and continues on Tuesdays an Thursdays from 11:00–12:20 pm through the end of October. In November, a third rehearsal will be added on Wednesdays. Performances will be on Thursday, November 17, from 6:00–7:30 pm and Friday, November 18, from 3:00–4:30 pm.

Cost for these 24 professionally-facilitated classes is $200 for members, $250 for guests.

This is a wonderful opportunity to grow your acting skills and participate in a fun and rewarding performance. Proceeds from the pay-what-you-will performances will support Center operations.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 36

Pay for this event

The Center Players

Guests $250.00
Prime and Standard Members $200.00
Monotypes Workshop with Ann Cheeks

Monotypes Workshop with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Want to try a fun art technique using limited color? Monotypes are a simple way to create one-of-a-kind prints with a soft, loose result. Colored pencil or pastel can be added to enhance. The result is always a surprise. Prime members: free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $15 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event

Monotypes Workshop with Ann Cheeks

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
Veterans Coffee Hour

Veterans Coffee Hour

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 9:30am-10:30am

The first Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 am 

All veterans are invited to The Center the first Wednesday of each month for coffee, pastries, and conversation about anything! This event is hosted by Dawn Ross and in partnership with SKV Group. Free and open to all Veterans; please register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Veterans Coffee Hour

RSVP (Sept. 7, (9:30 am)
Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday September 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Paint a beautiful set of 4 wine glasses. Explore some creative freedom in this class while having some instruction from Jamie Schwartz for painting on glass. These classes are open to everyone and no experience is required. A glass of wine will also be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, grab your glass of wine  from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio of Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 27

Pay for this event

Wine Glass Paint and Sip

Guests (Sept. 7) $30.00
Standard Member (Sept. 7) $15.00
Prime Member (Sept. 7) $5.00
Movie Night - September

Movie Night - September

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

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

Wednesday, September 7, 5-6:30pm

Itzhak

Though Itzhak Perlman is widely regarded as the finest violinist of his time, his journey has been far from easy. This affectionate documentary recounts his story through conversations with Perlman, his friends, family and colleagues. Free and open to all. Register below.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 5-7:30p.m.

The Hundred Foot Journey

Relocating from India to a quiet village in the south of France, chef Hassan Kadam and his family open a restaurant called Maison Mumbai. But when their business starts to thrive, a competing restaurateur launches a war between the eateries. Free and open to all. Register here.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Movie Night - September

RSVP September 7 - Itzhak
RSVP September 21 - The 100 Foot Journey
Intro to Wool Applique and Embroidery

Intro to Wool Applique and Embroidery

Monday, September 12, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

2 week class - September 12th and 19th

Butterfly Garden Pincushion

In this class you will learn basic wool appliqué and embroidery skills as you make this “Butterfly Garden Pincushion.”  The first session will be devoted to wool appliqué.  We will show you how to trace a design and make templates using freezer paper, cut out the wool elements and sew them to the background.  Then in the next session you embellish your butterfly with basic hand embroidery.  Instructions for making your pincushion will be provided, and we will be available to help with this process if necessary. Materials fee: $20 for all, payable to instructor at time of first class.

Your kit will include all the materials needed to make your Butterfly Garden Pincushion: Pattern, Instructions, Wool Fabrics, Cotton Backing & Lining, Embroidery Floss, Marking Pen, Needles, Appliqué Pins and Stuffing.     

You have a choice of two colors for your butterfly- Golden Yellow or Red Violet.  Please e-mail Moira and let her know which color you would like.  moiramacavoy@gmail.com

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event

Intro to Wool Applique and Embroidery

Guests $20.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Italian Refresher class

Italian Refresher class

Monday, September 12, 2022 | 11:30am-1:00pm

Mondays, September 5-19th, 11:30-1pm (3 weeks)

Do you know a little Italian and want to brush up on the basics? Have you already taken "Beginning Italian" at The Center before and are preparing for a trip to the boot?
Join native Italian AnnaMaria Bakalian for a 3-week refresher course of basic Italian.  Relearn simple exchanges to use in an Italian store, café, market, etc. and understand Italian customs relating to everyday life. 

Prime Members free, Standard Members $15, Guests $30. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event

Italian Refresher class

Guests $30.00
Standard Members $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Paper Crafting with Diane - September

Paper Crafting with Diane - September

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Every second Tuesday of the month, Diane Chapman shares her 30 years of paper crafting experience to help you create cards and other novelties. This month, make 3 fall leaves and florals cards with heartfelt sentiments for any occasion. Enjoy decorating a box with leaves, fall paper, a double jute bow, and rhinestones. You will also use an embossing enelope to create a leaf image on your card background.

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

 

Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event

Paper Crafting with Diane - September

Guests (September 13, 10am) $15.00
Standard Members (September 13, 10am) $10.00
Prime Members (September 13, 10am) $0.00
Roman Architecture of the 20th Century with Olga (Online)

Roman Architecture of the 20th Century with Olga (Online)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Join our Roman envoy, Olga, on a stroll through the Eternal City exploring 20th Century Architecture between WWI and WWII. Observe the Rationalist Architecture of the 1920s which was soon replaced by Monumentalism during Mussolini’s regime, and the public housing projects that transformed some agricultural areas in the ever-growing metropolis. Free and open to all. 

Register in advance by clicking on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOugrD0sGtPDF0Wnvb6YYjHjUAC-5tAW

About the Speaker:

Olga Cuckovic is a licensed Tour Guide of Rome and the Vatican City and has managed tours in Italy, Central Europe, Croatia and Bosnia for over 30 years, working for one of the best US tour operators for luxury travel, Tauck, as coordinator and a guide. She specialises in private tours for families and individual custom-made itineraries.

A lover of art, she obtained her Master’s degree in Arts Management at the American University of Rome. She is fluent in several languages and has a TEFL certificate in English.

website: www.olgarome.com Facebook: Olga Cuckovic Instagram: @olgaromeofficial

Open to all.

Location: Online

Acrylics with Nga Katz

Acrylics with Nga Katz

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

In this four-week course you will learn about combining colors and various brushstrokes and setting up your composition in acrylics. One painting of a scene in nature will be completed by most each week. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $30, Guests $40. Materials fee $20 for all, payable to instructor during the first class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event

Acrylics with Nga Katz

Guests $40.00
Standard Members $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Card Making with Sherry - September

Card Making with Sherry - September

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Fall is just around the corner, and Sherry has designed three festive cards and a pocket envelope for you to make. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event

Card Making with Sherry - September

Guests $15.00
Standard Members $10.00
Prime Members $0.00
Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

In partnership with JABA

Thursdays, September 15October 20, 1:00–3:30 pm (6 weeks)

This evidence-based program is for those suffering with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, or other ongoing health problems. Participants will learn to problem-solve, make decisions and find techniques for managing problems common to people with chronic diseases. A book is included for all pariticpants. Free and open to all. Pre-registration is required by September 9.

This workshop will be led by Danny Harris who is the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Coordinator for JABA. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event

Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

RSVP (Sept. 15-Oct. 20, 1 pm)
A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday September 15, 6:00-8:00pm

Certified and Trusted Cannabis and CBD advisor Peg Bascom will give a 2-hour lecture to provide knowledge, tools, and confidence you need to make informed decisions about cannabis purchases and consumption. Topics will include the difference between hemp, marijuana, and cannabis, how to get your Virginia State medical cannabis card, and more. Free and open to all. 

Topics covered include:

- Difference between cannabis, hemp, & marijuana

- Short lesson on history of cannabis

- Introduction to science of cannabis including the endocannabinoid system

- Potential health benefits including recent scientific research

- Cannabis terms and safe ways to consume

- How to get your Virginia State medical cannabis card

- Recommendations for sources of carefully researched and trusted information

 

Brief bio of Instructor: 

Previous Owner/operator of Cannabis Wellness Tours in California.

Started company after husband diagnosed with Parkinson’s and dementia.

Target demographic is the senior community.

Member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians as an Advocate and certified in multiple courses in their clinical training curriculum.

Certified by Dr. Dustin Sulak of Healer.com as a trusted Cannabis and CBD advisor.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis (Sept. 15)

RSVP (Sept 15)
Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 3:00pm-5:00pm

Monday September 19, 3:00-5:00pm

Create an easy beginners fall painting. Using simple acrylic techniques, Jamie Schwartz will show students how to create a beautiful painting on a wood sign. A glass of wine will be provided by Greenberry’s wine selection. These classes are open to all and no experience is required. Material fee due to instructor day of class, $20. Prime members $5, Standard members $15, Guests $30. This class will take place outside on our back terrace.

Upon arrival, pick up your glass of wine from Greenberry's and meet us on the back terrace!

Brief bio on Instructor: My name is Jamie and I own an Art & Craft Bar in downtown Charlottesville called Pikasso Swig. I have a degree in Studio Art and have spent my entire life creating. I now teach classes at my own studio to both children and adults. I have worked with all age groups and have worked with all artistic abilities, from beginners to advanced students

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 29

Pay for this event

Fall Wood Paint and Sip

Guests (Sept 19) $30.00
Standard Members (Sept 19) $15.00
Prime Members (Sept 19) $5.00
Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 1:30pm-7:00pm

Looking for a new puzzle or two, or three? – this is the event for you. We have lots of puzzles to share and swap. Please only bring puzzles that have all the pieces and are in good condition.  Any remaining jigsaw puzzles will be donated to local nonprofits who can use them. Free, open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Second Floor Artist Reception

Second Floor Artist Reception

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday September 22, 4:00-6:00pm

Join the artists Linda Abbey, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Christine Rich, and Susan Lang on the second floor to learn more about their art while indulging in refreshments and good conversation. Free and Open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday, September 22, 6:00–7:30 pm
Repeated Thursday, September 29, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Should I have an extended care plan? What resources do I have? Should I plan to stay in my home, or will I need to move to a new home or city as I age? Will my friends, neighbors or children be available to assist me for an extended period of time? What resources, outside of my current network, are available to me in the Charlottesville community? What is the role of a Geriatric Care Manager? Learn how you can craft an Extended Care Plan that takes into consideration your wishes. Taking the time to set up a plan for long-term care will give you, your family members, and your caregivers peace of mind. Walk away feeling empowered and enlightened!  Presented by Kim Volker, COO, Care is There, Geriatric Care Management and Tracy Meade, CLTC Certified Long-Term Care Consultant and Financial Planner

Please RSVP below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

RSVP (Sept. 22, 6 pm)
RSVP (Sept. 29, 11 am)
Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

Friday, September 23, 2022 | 7:30am-9:00am

Join Center member and avid birder Jon Rockett for a bird walk at Foxhaven Farm (directions on website) on September 23rd and/or October 28th (the early birder catches the bird!). Previous knowledge or experience is not necessary, just a desire to learn about birds.   Free and open to all members, register in advance. 

 

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

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

Members only.

Location: Foxhaven Farm

Pay for this event

Birding at Foxhaven (Offsite)

RSVP (September 23rd)
RSVP (October 28th)
Collage with Ann Cheeks

Collage with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Cut, tear, mess around, paste – play with shape, color, and words to create what you want – a serious, silly, beautiful, little artwork from several sources (newspaper, magazines, photographs, colored paper, maps) – bring your own or use materials supplied. Prime members: free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $10 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event

Collage with Ann Cheeks

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
Movie and Discussion - LGBT Documentaries

Movie and Discussion - LGBT Documentaries

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Two documentaries highlight some issues LGBTQ people face. In "Senior Prom" (15 minutes), for residents on an LGBTQ retirement home “Senior Prom” takes on a whole new meaning. And in Alabama Bound (55 minutes) three families fight for equality while gay marriage cases crowd the courts. All are welcome to view and discuss. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 39

RSVP for this event

Movie and Discussion - LGBT Documentaries

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Reconstructed - Documentary

Reconstructed - Documentary

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Reconstructed: The Rebuilding of African American Communities Through Faith and Education.

Filmmaker, musician, educator, and Fluvanna native Horace Scruggs presents and discusses his documentary about the Black churches that emerged after Reconstruction and their instrumental role in supporting and establishing education for the Fluvanna Black community. The film chronicles the history of education in the region and features stories and experiences of local Rosenwald school graduates. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event

Reconstructed - Documentary

RSVP
The Center Council Meeting

The Center Council Meeting

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Senior Council is comprised of program leaders and is a liaison group between members, staff, and the Board of Directors. The president of the Council sits on the Board. The mission of the Council is to communicate the policies, plans and decisions of the Board of Directors to the membership; to inform the membership about activities and events of all groups/programs at The Center; and to act as an advisory council to The Center staff and Board of Directors on membership, programming, and other issues. The Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. In May and September, the meeting is held on the 2nd Monday. All Center members are welcome to attend.

 

 


 

Members only.

Location: Online

How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Monday October 6, 3:00-4:00pm

Nicolien Wilder, a Certified Foot Nurse, discusses how age influence foot and nail health, what to do and what not to do, and what routine footcare involves and what services are available. Free and Open to all. 

 

Brief Bio on Instructor: Nicolien is a Dutch Nurse, who came to the United States in 1986. I have mostly worked in acute rehab hospitals. She managed a wound care program at Encompass in Charlottesville for 16 years until 2021. During her work there, she started seeing more and more senior feet that needed attention. Not just for their comfort, but also to prevent more serious consequences to their health. She wanted to be able to intervene and provide that service, so she became certified in Foot/Nail Care.

Nicolien Wilder BSN, RN, CWCN, CFCN Certified Wound – and Foot Care Nurse Certified through the WOCNB

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Location: The Center

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Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Can’t draw? No worries! The goal of this workshop is to create the ish-ness of a place, feeling, or idea. Artist Ann Cheeks will gently guide you through the painting process using landscape as a starting point, then encourage experimentation and expression. Prime members: free, Standard members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $15 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

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Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

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Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Prime Members fee $0.00
Standard Members $10.00
Guests $15.00
Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 4:30pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays October 5-26, 4:30-6:00pm

Join teacher, Desmond Cormier, in this new and unique beginner’s course. Part 2 of "Draw and Paint What You See" will continue on the adventure of using the medium of graphite, charcoal, conte’ crayon, ink and various color mediums to draw still lifes. The goal will be to have a finished drawing and bring a composition to completion. For those who did the first course, we will build on your knowledge acquired, new participants are welcome to join the class. Students did not need to attend the previous class in order to attend this new course. For new students, don’t worry we will go over all the drawing concepts of part 1. This class teaches careful observation, realistic drawing, and basic drawing and painting skills. Materials needed are posted below. Prime members free, Standard Members $40, Guests $55.

-Teach students how to draw by careful observation

-Draw realistic, avoiding symbols

-Teach basic drawing and painting skills

Materials List:

Hb,2b,4b art pencils

Kneaded eraser and gum eraser

Tortillions and blending stumps

Pencil sharpener

Willow charcoal

Charcoal pencils

White charcoal

Fine sharpie pen

Drawing pad 11x14 70lb and up

Pad of newsprint

 

Can get materials at Art Box Ivy Square or any arts and crafts store.

Brief Bio on Instructor: From 1995-2018 Desmond was an Art Teacher at CHS and Buford Middle School, teaching in the gifted program. Desmond has shown at galleries and has been collected by private individuals.

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Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Draw and Paint What You See Part 2

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Standard Members (Oct. 5-26) $40.00
Guests (Oct. 5-26) $55.00
Pet and Play

Pet and Play

Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday October 6, 3-4pm

Join us on the terrace to play with pups! The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will be bringing a few adoptable dogs to accompany us on a sunny Thursday afternoon. Come lounge and meet these adoptable dogs with us 3-4pm. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

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Location: The Center

House of Hamill Celtic Trio

House of Hamill Celtic Trio

Friday, October 7, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

This Pennsylvania based trio is a fixture on festival stages across the US and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Read more about their accolades and popularity. A lively collection of original instrumentals, reimagined folk ballads, and new songs showcase the trio’s versatility. Open to all, $15 per person at the door. Cash preferred.

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Location: The Center

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Reef Life

Reef Life

Monday, October 17, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

From sharks to seahorses, eels to angelfish, much of reef life knowledge is the result of a productive partnership between recreational divers and scientists. Scuba enthusiast Carolyn Merrick shares photos and fun facts about underwater animals she has encountered, then tests your newfound learning in a rousing game of FISH-O bingo. Free to all, register below.

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Location: The Center

Seats available: 43

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Reef Life

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Demystifying Solar Energy (October)

Demystifying Solar Energy (October)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Join us for a practical, hands-on solar energy demonstration and knowledge session. Tim Heltzel from SunDay Solar will show the components of a Photovoltaic (PV) system, describe solar theory and how solar energy works, outline the components of a solar array and more. Free and open to all. Please register in advance here.

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Location: The Center

Seats available: 39

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Fall Luncheon

Fall Luncheon

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday October 26, 11:30-12:30

Enjoy a seasonal luncheon at The Center. The food will be catered by Bacio Mediterranean. The menu will consist of your choice of Chicken Kabobs or Beef Kabobs, Salad, Pasta, and Tiramisu. We will Tirami-see you there! Center Members $15, Guests $16. 

Menu:

DIPS AND SALADS: HOMMUS, TABBOULEH, TSATZIKI, RICE & VEGETABLES, CORNICHONS, GREEK OLIVE MIX, HOUSE INSALATA

CHICKEN KABOBS

BEEF KABOBS

PASTA: PENNETTE CON POLLO E PESTO, Made Up Of - PENNE, CHICKEN, CAPERS, GREEK OLIVES, ROASTED RED PEPPERS, ARTICHOKES, ROASTED TOMATOES, PECORINO, CREAMY GORGONZOLA PESTO

DESERT: TIRAMISU

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Location: The Center

Seats available: 45

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Fall Luncheon

Members $15.00
Guests $16.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10:30am-1:00pm

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

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

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Location: The Center