Special Events

Senior Golf Meeting

Senior Golf Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

SENIOR GOLF ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Monday, March 2, 10:00-11:30 AM

Spring is in the air and that means golf! The primary goal is to have fun, so the seniors play Ready Golf, loosely organized into "Equally Capable 4somes" on Monday mornings from April through September.  If you’re already an active part of the group or are new to the area and looking for some golf partners, you’re invited! Find out what’s in store for the upcoming season.  For more info please contact Ryan Hanson, Senior Golf President, at 434-202-8279 or ryanhan66@hotmail.com. Meeting is free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Senior Council

Senior Council

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about The Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

March 2020 Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

March 2020 Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

 

Join the UVA dietetic interns and find out how to prepare some healthy dishes. And you’ll get to sample them!  Free to members. 

Wednesday, March 4: Eat Like You Live in the Mediterranean 

Join the UVA dietetic interns to learn how to cook a fresh and easy Mediterranean meal just in time for spring. Flavors will include the crisp taste of freshly squeezed lemon, chopped herbs, and seasonal produce.   On the menu: Marinated Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Spiced Lentils with Seasonal Vegetables, and Baklava Yogurt Parfait.  Recipes will be provided at the end of the session. Open to members.  Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: To be announced

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Tuesday, March 10, 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

Virginia Festival of the Book - WWII in Europe: Tales of Bravery and Collusion

Virginia Festival of the Book - WWII in Europe: Tales of Bravery and Collusion

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK TALK

WWII in Europe: Tales of Bravery and Collusion

Thursday, March 19, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Authors William Geroux (The Ghost Ships of Archangel), Mary M. Lane (Hitler’s Last Hostages), and Eric Lichtblau (Return to the Reich) offer captivating stories from the European theater of World War Two, including an extraordinary tale of Allied ships crossing the Arctic, an ongoing story of the fine art confiscated by Hitler’s Germany, and a Holocaust refugee who returned to operate behind enemy lines. Book sales and signing will follow. This session will be moderated by Dan Doernberg.  FREE and open to the public.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 11:30-1:30pm

106 Street Food Truck will be here on Thursday, February 27, from 11:30–1:30 pm. Come enjoy their delicious, home cooked dishes! 

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of (almost) every month. Look for them in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Hillsdale Drive. You can eat here or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 9:30-4:00pm

Please see the schedule below.

DMV Connect will be at The Center and will be available to provide the following services to our senior community: Driver’s licenses and ID cards, Real ID's, titles and registrations, driver transcripts, disabled parking placards or plates, address changes, E-ZPass transponders, and hunting and fishing licenses.  Open to those 50 and better in the community.

For those interested in obtaining a Real ID, the following documentation is required: 

1) ONE proof of Identity. This can be a valid (unexpired) passport with current legal name OR official birth certificate from a state vital records department (not from a hospital with little footprints on the paper.) If you have changed your name as a result of marriage you will need your official marriage license (again, not from the church, but the official one issued by the Clerk of Courts.)  

2) ONE proof of Social Security Number. The only documents you can use for this criterion are your Social Security card OR a 1099 statement OR a W-2

3) TWO (1 primary and 1 secondary) proofs of current residency/address. (Some examples: Primary- VA driver's license, utility bill, bank statement, lease agreement, medical or dental bill, voter registration card. Secondary-ANY piece of mail with your name and address on it.)

For more details, consult www.dmvNOW.com

 

DMV Connect will return to The Center on:

NO DMV AT THE CENTER IN MARCH

Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Walk-ins only.

Wednesday, May 27, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.   By appointment only.

Wednesday, June 24, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.   By appontment only.

Open to all.

Location: The Center 491 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA

Create A Legacy of Love Workshop

Create A Legacy of Love Workshop

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

Monday, May 18, 6:00-7:00 pm

8 Powerful Strategies to Instill Lasting Values for Loved Ones and Younger Generations - Years ago, grandparents and grandchildren lived close to one another, were involved in each other's lives, and had deep bonds.  Now, families are more spread out with less contact among the generations, resulting in a loss of valuable stories, family history, and legacies being passed down.  Join local husband and wife attorneys, Lelia and Michael Winget-Hernandez to learn about legacy planning and ideas to make a more powerful connection with the people who matter most to you. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free