Special Events

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

Join members of the Wednesday Music Club for informal music in The Center's atrium. Enjoy additional performances on the following dates:

Monday, October 26

Monday, December 14

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Monday, September 28, 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 (ONLINE and ON SITE)

Standard Members (September) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (September) $0.00

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, September 28, 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

Intermediate Line Dance (ONLINE)

Monday, September 28, 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

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Flu season is fast approaching! CVS Health will be at The Center on Tuesday, September 29. Please sign up for a time slot at the Welcome Desk by calling 434-974-7756 so that the pharmacy will know how many vaccines to bring. Shingles vaccines will also be available. Please make your request at time of registration. Please bring your Rx insurance card or Medicare card (part B).  Open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Beginning Line Dance (Online Tuesdays)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Every Tuesday and Friday! (WILL NOT MEET ON SEPTEMBER 25)

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, September 30, 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

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Wednesday, September 30, 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

Pay for this event online

Drawing From Nature (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests fee $45.00
Prime Members
Fall 2020 Diversity Speaker Series (Online)

Fall 2020 Diversity Speaker Series (Online)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm

An initiative of The Center’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the speaker series was created as a way to contribute to a stronger, healthier community by sharing information and creating a safe place for open dialogue around historic problems of race and exclusion. “From our perspective, an inclusive community is one that does everything it can to respect all of its citizens, giving everyone full access to resources and promoting equal treatment and opportunity,” says committee member Enid Krieger. The series features presentations by local leaders who are helping to shape a culture of inclusion in Charlottesville. The series is free and open to all, but registration by email is required.

September 9 — The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center's Digital Humanities Fellow Jordy Yager will discuss “The Ground We Stand On,” sharing details of the Mapping C’ville project. He will walk us through the history of local racist housing policies and examine the lasting legacies we live with today and what we can do about them.

September 16—Freelance producer and local activist Lisa Draine, mother of the university student who was seriously injured on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall the day Heather Heyer was killed, will discuss “The Summer of Hate: One Woman’s Story Navigating the Aftermath.” She will be joined by other local activists who were part of her story.

September 23 — Beverly Adams, Ph.D., newly retired Assistant Dean of UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, will discuss “Microaggressions: Why Do They Matter?” Dr. Adams will explore the everyday, thinly veiled instances of racism that many people miss.

September 30 — With “Viva La Causa: Building a Movement,” Alejandro Hernandez, Dean of UVA’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will share information about the movement to unionize Mexican farm workers and the long-term impact on the Latinx community.

October 7 — In “We Are Still Here: Native Americans in Our Community,” Mary Wilson, whose roots are with the Lakota, will take a quick journey through time, focusing on a few impactful decisions that have created the current environment for Native Peoples in the Charlottesville area.

October 14 — Frank Dukes, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow at UVA’s Institute for Engagement and Negotiation, founded University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) to address UVA’s legacy of slavery and white supremacy. He was a member of Charlottesville’s Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces and will speak on “Changing the Narrative: The Epidemic of Bad Storytelling.”

For more information about the speakers, click here

Open to all.

Location: Online

Contact: Judy Gardner, judy@thecentercville.org

NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 1, 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 (October) $25.00
Prime members (October) $0.00
International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 1, 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

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, October 2, 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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Members only.

Location: Online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (ON SITE)

Friday, October 2, 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!

 

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 (Oct. 2) $0.00
Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, October 5, 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.

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

Members only.

Location: Online

The Joy of Birding (ONLINE)

The Joy of Birding (ONLINE)

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

How does one become a birdwatcher in the field? Avid birder Schuyler Lawson will share with you the equipment you'll need (and how to use it), some positive benefits of birding, and citizen-scientist birding opportunities. Additionally, you will learn how to make every birding trip an eventful one by knowing the best times of the day for birding. Schuyler will also share some of his popular Instagram posts of the many avian species he encounters along with fun facts about each bird. Schuyler currently lives in Buffalo, New York with his family and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Public Health at the University of Buffalo. 

If you are interested in seeing Schuyler's bird/nature photography, you can Follow him on Instagram @the_elusive_black_birder

 

 Free and open to all.

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Meeting ID: 871 3714 8070

 

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Open to all.

Location: Online

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Watercolor Landscapes with Jane Skafte (Online)

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is full.

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.

 

 

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

Beginner's Acrylic Pour Class (ON SITE)

Beginner's Acrylic Pour Class (ON SITE)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Acrylic Paint Pouring us a fun and exciting way to set your creativity free and play with color. Fluid acrylic paints in your choice of colors are layered and poured onto a canvas surface and the rest is up to your imagination! Join artist Jan Settle to learn the basic techniques of acrylic pouring – no experience required. No two paintings are ever the same; you will take home two finished paintings after they have dried.

Prime members - free; Standard Members and Guests 25.00.   Materials 15.00 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

Beginner’s Acrylic Pour Class (ON SITE)

Standard Members and guests fee $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, October 6, 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

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesdays, October 7-November 25

Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Carole King, Rent...and the list goes on! Join Mike D'Antoni for this 8 week series that will take you back in time to some of the greatest music of all time. Learn a little about the songs, the singers and writers. Sing along with Mike as he plays selected pieces on his guitar. Lyrics will be provided.

Mike has a bachelor's degree in music education and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 40 years. He has performed with Dixieland, jazz, rock, country and folk combos.

Once you register, you will receive a link to the ZOOM class series.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Standard Members $40.00
Prime Members $0.00
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

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursdays Around 5 (ON SITE)

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 5:02-7:02pm

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.

 

THE OCTOBER 8 EVENT IS FULL!

Stephanie Nakasian with Karl Kimmel

Thursday, October 8, 5:02-7:02 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.  

THIS EVENT IS FULL!YOU MAY ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST BY CALLING LINDA HAHN at (434) 220-9736.  NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PRIOR RESERVATION.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 9th (ON SITE)

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 9th (ON SITE)

Friday, October 9, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Create a needle felted owl or penguin to decorate holiday packages or your Christmas Tree. Learn or apply basic needle felting skills to create these mischievous little creatures. No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

Pay for this event online

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 9th (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00

Meditation - Living Life Fully (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 13, 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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Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

free

Members only.

Location: Online

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, October 14, 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.  

 

September 23 Topic: To be announced!

All views are welcome and tolerated!

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (September 23) $0.00
Controlled Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Controlled Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

If you enjoy doing acrylic pours, you’ll love this class. Learn how to control the paint mixed with pouring medium to create a simple landscape. Reference photos of landscapes and all supplies are provided. Each person will take home 1-2 paintings. Prior experience with acrylic pouring is required. Jan Settle works in a variety of art mediums, with acrylic being one of her favorites. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 25.00. Materials 15.00 per person, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

Pay for this event online

Controlled Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
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

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 23rd (On Site)

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 23rd (On Site)

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Create a needle felted owl or penguin to decorate holiday packages or your Christmas Tree. Learn or apply basic needle felting skills to create these mischievous little creatures. No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event online

Felt a Penguin or Owl - October 23rd (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
The Poetry of Food (ONLINE)

The Poetry of Food (ONLINE)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

"In this brief talk and mini-poetry reading I will share a few of my ancestral family stories and the poems inspired by them. All of my grandparents immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s. The stories of their struggles and their successes were frequently shared around our family table. Food is central to the Italian way of life. Numerous happy hours have been spent in the kitchen with my grandmother, my mother, my older sister and now, my daughters. Planning meals, preparing them and reliving the stories of our ancestors. I hope to share a bit of the flavor of my ancestry with you through family story and poetry. There’s a place for you at the table, andiamo!"

Katherine DiBella Seluja is a poet and a nurse practitioner. She is the author of Gather the Night (UNM Press, 2018), a poetry collection that focuses on the impact of mental illness and is dedicated to her brother. Katherine is co-author, with Tina Carlson and Stella Reed, of the collaborative poetry collection, We Are Meant To Carry Water (3: A Taos Press, 2019). Katherine frequently writes about her healthcare experiences and also her family heritage. Katherine’s poems have appeared in the American Journal of Nursing, bosque, The Fourth River, Intima, Santa Fe Literary Review and Sin Fronteras, among others. Katherine works in ambulatory pediatrics at Española Hospital and as adjunct clinical faculty for the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing.  

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Meeting ID: 889 8004 9325
 

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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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Open to all.

Location: Online

Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

Mondays, November 2nd, 9th and 16th (three-week class) 2-3:30pm

(In partnership with WriterHouse for The Center)

Have you ever wanted to write about your life but didn't know where to start? Maybe you feel you don't have any interesting stories to tell. Or maybe you have lots of ideas but feel overwhelmed at the thought of the actual writing. This supportive three-part workshop will inspire you with ideas for how to "find" the stories from your life (we all have interesting ones--we just have to recognize them!). Via exercises that jump start your memory and help you identify topics, we will start writing. You will have the opportunity to share your work aloud but you will not be required to. Feedback will be encouraging and positive to get and keep you writing!

Renata K. Louwers, WriterHouse member, is a writer, editor, and co-founder of Months To Years, a literary journal that explores grief and loss. Her essays have been published in the recent anthology My Shadow is My Skin: Voices From the Iranian Diaspora (University of Texas Press, 2020). Her work has also appeared in STAT News and The Philadelphia Inquirer among others. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Seats available: 14

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Writing Stories from Your Life Experiences (ONLINE)

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The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 4:00-5:30pm

Walking vacations have become increasingly popular and are a wonderful way to experience cultures and the natural beauty of a destination. Cynthia and Mark Lorenzoni, owners of Ragged Mountain Running Shop, share highlights and tips from their recent once-in-a lifetime hike that spanned three magnificent National Parks and countless quaint, historic villages.

 

Zoom link coming soon

Open to all.

Location: Online

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Participants will select colors and pour acrylic paint on plastic ornaments to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. These make wonderful presents, too! Decorative embellishments will also be provided. This is a FUN class – bring your friends. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 25.00. Materials 15.00 per persons, 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

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event online

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 10th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00

Five Actions To Reduce Stress During Difficult Times (ONLINE)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

The pandemic is creating stress for everyone. Research shows that there are 5 core human needs that need tending to during times of community crisis. Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition Director Rebecca Kendall will share actions that anyone can take to help improve coping and mental health during this difficult time.

Free and open to everyone.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Felting Gnomes

Felting Gnomes

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Give a Gnome a Home this holiday season! Gnomes or tomtes are traditional to the holidays around the world. They are protectors of hearth and home, are never seen in daylight and bring good luck to the families they live with. Have some fun and create your own needle felt gnome for your home or to bring some luck to someone on your list. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Felting Gnomes

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Get ready for the holidays! Participants will select colors and pour acrylic paint on plastic ornaments to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. These make wonderful presents, too! Decorative embellishments will also be provided. This is a FUN class – bring your friends. Prime members free, Standard Members and Guests 25.00. Materials 15.00 per persons, 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

Seats available: 14

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Acrylic Pour Ornaments (ON SITE) Nov. 17th

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Local resident and longtime sailor and diver Marilou Maglione will recount the findings of her 6-week research expedition with Sea Education Association out of Woods Hole, MA. The project assessed the scope of plastic pollution in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Marilou will provide time for Q & A and discussion about how to address the issue of plastics in the ocean.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 9:00-1:00pm

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

Seats available: 12

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

Join us for some holiday crafting with fiber artist Donna Markey. This kind of snowman never melts! Expand your needle felting skills learning how to join multiple pre-felt balls together, make a carrot nose and adorn these darling snowmen to brighten your Christmas tree or put a smile on the face of the lucky recipient. Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $10.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Soap Felting

Soap Felting

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

Learn the basics of wet felting, as you apply a colorful assortment of natural sheep fibers to cover individual bars of soap. Make 1 for yourself and 1 to give away - they make lovely gifts! No experience necessary. Fiber artist Donna Markey has studied and played with fiber for years. She loves teaching and sharing this creative art form with people of all ages, and to see the joy in peoples’ faces as they create their own masterpieces! Prime Members: free Standard Members and Guests: $20.00 Materials fee: $6 per person, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Soap Felting

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Kristen Pearlstein, Anatomical Collections Manager at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, will present a 45-minute introduction to the challenges and innovations of American military medicine during World War I. The National Museum of Health and Medicine was established during the American Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for research related to battlefield trauma and pathology. The museum's mission to preserve and explore the impact of military medicine spans more than 150 years. Kristen is originally from the Charlottesville area and remains active in the community. Free and open to all, please register to join.

Open to all.

Location: Online

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American Military Medicine during WWI (ONLINE)

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