Special Events

Music in the Atrium

Music in the Atrium

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm
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

Game Night

Game Night

Wednesday, November 30, 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

Cville Band Clarinet Ensemble

Cville Band Clarinet Ensemble

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

The Cville Band (formerly known as the Charlottesville Municipal Band) was formed in 1922 by local business leaders as a community resource. It consists of 90 volunteer musicians who enjoy speaking the universal language of music, the happiness of fellowship, and the service they render to their community. 

Clarinet Ensemble Enjoy musicians playing all types of clarinets featuring a repertoire of Baroque to jazz to popular music.

No registration required for the ensemble performances. Free!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Photography Decision Making for Quality Images

Photography Decision Making for Quality Images

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Five Thursdays, from  November 3 - December 8th 10-12pm (except on Nov. 24th)

The process of photography offers individuals with many potential decisions that must be made in the process of capturing a quality image. There are technical decisions that are critical to the quality of the photograph, such as focus and depth of field, as well as the exposure triangle of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. There are also aesthetic decisions less technical in nature that truly makes the difference in one's effort to capture a dramatic and interesting image that attracts the viewer. Examples of the aesthetic decisions include choice of subject matter, timing, composition, quality of light, and angle of view. This five session class will provide the participants with the opportunity to learn how to enhance their decision-making skills resulting in stronger, more dramatic images.

About Ben Greenberg:

Ben is a professional photographer whose lifelong passion for photography has led him to pursue landscape and more recently wildlife images that demonstrate the beauty and importance of the natural environment in Virginia and the twenty other states he has photographed. Ben has two websites, www.bengreenberg.com with 900 of his photographs and www.naturalvirginiabook.com devoted to his coffee table book, Natural Virginia, published in 2014 and reprinted twice more since then. For more than fifteen years Ben has made frequent  presentations to groups and camera clubs in Virginia as well as having taught classes in the central Virginia area.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Chinese Brush Painting with Nga Katz (December)

Chinese Brush Painting with Nga Katz (December)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 3:30pm-5:00pm

Thursdays, December 1-22, 3:30-5pm (4 weeks)

During this 4-week course with artist Nga Katz you will begin learning a style of painting called Sumi-é (ink, brushes painter) which strives to capture the essence of the beauty of our planet. During this class you will learn how to apply this technique through brush, movement and use of ink/ color and apply these new skills to draw Bamboo, Orchids, Plum Blossoms, and other lovely traditional flowers. Cost for the entire course: Prime Members: free, Standard Members 30.00 and Guests, $45.00. Materials fee for all - supplies $50, payable to instructor at the first class

Nga Katz is a Chinese Brush Painting Artist.  Her work is displayed at McGuffey Art Center and at C’ville Art Gallery. Over the past 30 years, Nga has exhibited her work world-wide and refers to herself as a ‘Nature Painter’.” 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Bellwether Lecture and Book Signing

Bellwether Lecture and Book Signing

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Join David Toscano as he discusses his book Bellwether: Virginia’s Political Transformation, 2006-2020 which tells the story of the political transformation in the Commonwealth. David has served on the City Council, as Mayor, and in the Virginia House of Delegates. He has retired from public service but continues to practice law and has published 2 books.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Bellwether Lecture and Book Signing

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Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, December 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

Holiday Band Concert

Holiday Band Concert

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

The holidays would not be complete without your favorite holiday songs. Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Second-Wind and First-Wind Bands. Free and open to the community; donations are appreciated! No registration necessary. The bands are under the direction of Michael Auman.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Paper Sculptures with Ann Cheeks

Paper Sculptures with Ann Cheeks

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 10:00am-1:00pm

Another way to play and create! Paper is a beautiful, affordable material –  and not just for drawing and painting on.

Using scissors, colored cardstock and a few simple folds, create wild (or tame) 3D landscapes, decorative masks or totally abstract sculptures. This is a fun activity to do with kids too if you're looking for activities over the holidays. Prime Members: free, Standard Members, $10, Guests $15. Materials fee: $5 for all, payable to instructor at time of class.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 5

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Paper Sculptures with Ann Cheeks

Guests (Dec 5, 10-1pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Dec 5, 10-1pm) $10.00
Prime (Dec 5, 10-1pm) $0.00
The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 12:00pm-2:00pm

Monday December 5, 12:00-2:00 pm

Author of “Virginia Tech - Make Sure It Doesn't Get Out”, two textbooks and multiple books on gun violence and mass shootings, David Cariens, shares his personal loss during the first school shooting of Virginia in 2002. The author will address the aftermath of mass shootings from several perspectives. David has 40+ years of work in intelligence and crime analysis; he will discuss his findings and what victims and survivors can expect in terms of their own emotions and more. Lastly, David plans to share more insights found from being on the Governor’s Commission to Investigate the Virginia Beach Mass Shooting of May 31, 2019. Open to all, Registration Encouraged.

Perspectives Covering:

  • First, he lost the mother of his oldest grandchild at the first school shooting in Virginia in 2002.
  • Second, he has written three books analyzing mass shootings as well as numerous articles on the subject;
  • Third, he has 40+ years of work in intelligence and crime analysis. He will discuss his findings; what victims and survivors can expect—both in terms of their own emotions as well as from people in positions of authority;
  • Fourth, insights from being on the Governor’s Commission to Investigate the Virginia Beach Mass Shooting of May 31, 2019

Brief Bio on Instructor:

The instructor has spent 50+ years working in intelligence and crime analysis. He is a retired CIA officer and has designed courses and taught intelligence and crime analysis for 30+ years. He is the author of two textbooks on the subject and three books on gun violence and mass shootings. He also brings to his experience the loss of a family member in a mass shooting here in Virginia. Author -Advocate | David Cariens (davecariens.com)

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Aftermath

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The Center Council Meeting

The Center Council Meeting

Monday, December 5, 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 Support Your LGBTQ Grandchild

How to Support Your LGBTQ Grandchild

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:30pm

Has your grandchild or someone in your life recently come out? Do you want to be supportive but aren't sure what's next?  Join Dr. Julie Alexandrin Co-founder and President of Scaffolding Advocacy and Inclusive Leadership, Inc., for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that arise when someone you love comes out to you as LGBTQ

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Monday December 5, 2:00-3:00pm

Warm up at The Center with free hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and good conversation. For Center members only. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Hot Chocolate and Cookies

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Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, December 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. Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Try It Out Tuesday

Members $0.00
Guests $0.00
Raised Razed

Raised Razed

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Raised/Razed is a documentary feature film about the lasting effects of Urban Renewal on Vinegar Hill, a large African American neighborhood in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia. For nearly a century, Vinegar Hill—like hundreds of Black communities across America—thrived as the center of business, education, religious, and cultural life, before being destroyed by the federally-backed and locally-executed Urban Renewal program.

After two years of extensive research, Raised/Razed has woven original audio interviews of former Vinegar Hill residents from the early 1980s with modern-day interviews from their descendants, to bring the neighborhood back to life as it existed at its height and to take viewers into the homes, classrooms, and businesses of community members. 

This story draws connections between Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill and Durham, North Carolina’s Hayti neighborhood, which was also destroyed, to show how Urban Renewal irreversibly transformed the lives of people across the country.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Raised Razed

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Name That Tune

Name That Tune

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Join Center member Bill Porter on piano and emcee Merle Kinzer (a past contestant on the TV show Name that Tune!) and test your musical knowledge. Just come and have fun; no registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Relief Printing with Ann Cheeks

Relief Printing with Ann Cheeks

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

Tuesdays, November 29 - December 20, 1:30-4:30 pm (4 weeks)

This printmaking technique is perfect for bold graphic imagery. We'll work on drawings from your photographs (or mind) before carving into a soft rubber "plate", then inking and printing. This process creates multiples of your work so is perfect for cards or limited-edition prints. Prime Members: free, Standard Members $30, Guests $40. Materials fee $35, payable to instructor at first class.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Master Gardener Series: De-icing Solutions

Master Gardener Series: De-icing Solutions

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wintertime De-icing Solutions That Reduce Potential Impacts

Slipping on ice is a danger we all face in the wintertime. Come learn about smart choices for dealing with snow and ice that can reduce the impacts traditional de-icing chemicals can have on our landscapes and that are friendly to people, pets and our watersheds. Master Gardeners will present safe and effective ways to treat hard surfaces that avoid damaging herbaceous and woody plants and that help protect our waterways. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Master Gardener Series: De-icing Solutions

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Veterans Coffee Hour

Veterans Coffee Hour

Wednesday, December 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

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Veterans Coffee Hour

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Happy Hour Trail Mix Bar

Happy Hour Trail Mix Bar

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Sample tasty takes on four different trail mix recipes and create your own mix with members of the 2023 class of UVA Dietitians. Free for Center members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Happy Hour Trail Mix Bar

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Movie Night - December

Movie Night - December

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:00pm

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

Wednesday, December 7,  5-7 pm

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathers the best musicians in the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. By the end of their phenomenal 14-year run, this unheralded group of musicians play on more Number One hits that the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and The Beatles combined. This is their story. 

Wednesday, December 21, 5-7 pm

Miracle on 34th Street

After a divorced New York mother hires a nice old man to play Santa Claus at Macy's, she is startled by his claim to be the genuine article. During the Christmas season, he shares a flat with Doris's neighbor (John Payne), who has eyes for Doris. Kris hopes to unite the two while winning over Doris's skeptical 6-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood). Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Movie Night - December

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Virginia POW Camps in WWII (Onsite and FB Streamed)

Virginia POW Camps in WWII (Onsite and FB Streamed)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

We are sorry - this class is cancelled

Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker received a doctorate in history from the University of South Carolina. For nine years, she was the appraisal archivist at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. She then served for thirty years as an historian for the Department of the Army (DA). Dr. Coker’s interest in World War II prisoners of war (POWs) began at Fort Gordon while serving as the deputy command historian. She has published many articles in professional journals and chapters from her dissertation on South Carolina’s Revolutionary War Loyalists in books. While a DA historian, she published numerous books and pamphlets, including A History of Fort Gordon; World War II Prisoners of War in Georgia: Camp Gordon’s POWs; Mobilization of the U.S. Army Reserve for the Korean War and The Indispensable Force: The U.S. Army Reserve (1990–2010). She retired in 2015 and now resides in Richmond, Virginia. In 2019, she and Jason Wetzel published Georgia POW Camps In World War II. Dr. Coker currently is working on a book about U.S. Army combat historians to be released in 2023 by Casemate Publishers.

Virginia Prisoner of War Camps in World War II

During World War II, Virginians watched as German and Italian prisoners invaded the Old Dominion. At least seventeen thousand Germans and countless Italians lived in more than twenty camps across the state and worked on five military installations. Farmers hired POWs to pick apples. Fertilizer companies, lumberyards and hospitals hired them. At first a phenomenon of war in Virginia’s backyard, these former enemy combatants became familiar to many—often developing a rapport with their employers. Join Dr. Coker as she takes you on a tour of the camps, the daily lives of the POWs and the enduring effect they had on Virginia.

 

Stay tuned for FB Streaming link

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fiber Art Ribbon Scarf Making (December 8)

Fiber Art Ribbon Scarf Making (December 8)

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

You’ll be making a beautiful fiber art knotted scarf light enough to be worn all year round and full of holiday bling colors. They contain ribbons, metallics, sequins and decorative fibers from all over the world.

Please indicate your color choice – either black and gold or lovely blacks, whites, and greys.Email Carolyn with your color choice. Prime Members: free, Standard members $10.00, Guests, $15.00. Materials fee: $20.00 for all, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Global Posture of China

The Global Posture of China

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Steve Rundle and former Intelligence Officer Carl Pales will discuss China’s global posture (military, economic, diplomatic). Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge, express opinions, and communicate ideas concerning this topic in a nonthreatening, nonpartisan, and collegial environment. If you would like to be part of a developing community of people with a shared interest in political-military affairs and international security issues, we look forward to seeing you. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 17

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The Global Posture of China

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Understanding Cremation

Understanding Cremation

Friday, December 9, 2022 | 10:00am-11:30am

Many people take the time to plan for the future of their belongings after they pass, but have you considered the options for your body?  Harold Decker of the Cremation Society of Virginia will provide cremation services information and the benefits of preplanning end-of-life wishes.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 37

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Understanding Cremation

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Felting Angels

Felting Angels

Friday, December 9, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fiber artist Donna Westermann will help you felt darling keepsake angels – one to keep and one to give away as a cherished handmade gift of the season. No felting experience required, just a bit of curiosity and creativity. Prime Members: free, Guests: 20.00, Standard Members: 15.00. Materials fee: $12.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 6

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Felting Angels

Guests (December 9, 1-4pm) $20.00
Standard Members (December 9, 1-4pm) $15.00
Prime Members (December 9, 1-4pm) $0.00
Current Events

Current Events

Monday, December 12, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Free for members; registration encouraged

Monday December 12, 2:00–3:00 pm

Join in this monthly discussion. Participants can bring up any subject in the news that interests them. All thoughts and opinions are welcome, and discussions will be friendly and respectful. Bob Toplin will host.

 

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Current Events

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Paper Crafting with Diane (December)

Paper Crafting with Diane (December)

Tuesday, December 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.

You'll be making Christmas cards, Christmas crackers and one lip balm, a gift bag, and post it notes decorated your way. We will also have a holiday raffle - come join in our fun!

Prime members free; Standard members $10; Guests $15.  Materials fee is $10, payable to instructor at start of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Paper Crafting with Diane (December)

Guests (December 13, 10-12pm) $15.00
Standard Members (December 13, 10-12pm) $10.00
Prime Members (December 13, 10-12pm) $0.00
Wreath Making

Wreath Making

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

‘Tis the season! Learn how to create your own wreath with the natural materials provided. Design elements include freshly cut boxwood, pine, cedar, holly, and a variety of other organic materials. Participants will use the pin technique on a 12-inch straw wreath base and will take home their creation! Bring your garden snippers if you have them. Open to all. Cost for both class and materials:  Prime Members $40.00, Standard Members 45.00 and Guests $50.00. Register by December 7th..

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Wreath Making

Guests (December 13) $50.00
Standard Members (December 13) $45.00
Prime Members (December 13) $40.00
Pictures with Santa

Pictures with Santa

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:30pm

Tuesday December 13, 5:00-6:30pm

You are never too old to get your picture taken with Santa! The Center opens its doors to the Charlottesville community and encourages everyone to bring their loved ones to snap a picture with a longtime jolly friend in our Atrium. Pets are allowed to join in the fun too! Free and Open to all while Santa’s in the building. 

Pictures will be taken by Stu Scott Photography and uploaded to The Center Facebook for attendees to download their captured moment.

Open to all.

Location: The Center Atrium

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Pictures with Santa

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Paper Window Stars

Paper Window Stars

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 2:00pm-4:30pm

Create beautiful translucent window stars using simple folds and a glue stick. Learn two methods – the one pictured above and circular stars. Artist Ann Cheeks says they can be addictive once you get the hang of it. Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $10, payable to instructor at time of class.

 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Ragged Rambler Singers Perform

Ragged Rambler Singers Perform

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

The Ragged Ramblers, a group of singers from the Four Seasons in Ruckersville, will entertain you with some favorite holiday songs ! Join them in The Center's atrium. Free and open to all. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Let’s Talk Wine!

Let’s Talk Wine!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays, November 9 and December 14, 5:00–6:00 pm  

Join Scott Elliff, owner of DuCard Vineyards, for these very informative talks.

Wednesday, November 9 - Harvest Time in the Virginia Wine Industry - Scott will share what is happening in the wine industry now, how this season has been, and what you can expect from the wines that are being made this year. This is a fun and informal session with plenty of time for Q&A.   

Wednesday, December 14 - The Virginia Wine Industry: Past, Present, and Future - Scott will cover how our local wine industry came to be, from the first settlers, through Prohibition, to the modern rebirth of the industry—it’s been a wild ride!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Let’s Talk Wine!

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Singer-Songwriter Open Mic Night

Singer-Songwriter Open Mic Night

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

2nd Wednesday of every month beginning October 12 5:30-7:30

Join singer/songwriter and host Jim Richardson for a showcase of local singers and songwriters. This event will give local songwriters an opportunity to feature their material. The October 12 lineup will feature some of the songs written by students who attended a workshop at The Center.

The show is limited to solo performers or duos only. No drum kits or large ensembles. No amps. Performers should bring their own guitars. Keyboard players may use the piano in the atrium. 

If you are interested in performing, contact Jim Richardson in advance. If you just want to come and listen, just show up! And don't foget Greenberry's has a happy hour from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Festive Music in The Atrium

Festive Music in The Atrium

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday December 15, 2:00-3:00pm

The Summit Trio will be providing holiday music in the atrium including sing a longs, classics, and music we all love around this time of the year. Cozy up with a cup of coffee from Greenberry’s and heart warming music from a local band.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday December 15, 2:00-3:00pm - Must Register by December 9th 4pm.

Bring on your best baking to The Center! In honor of the holiday season, we are inviting all to join in merriment through exchanging of their favorite holiday cookies.

The way that the cookie exchange will work:

Bake 2-3 dozen of your favorite cookies and individually wrap them for an easy cookie exchange! If you can no longer participate, please email olivia@thecentercville.org as soon as possible. People who register for the Cookie Swap will be notified on December 9th, how many persons are registered for the event. 

If you decide to drop out of the swap, please notify olivia@thecentercville.org immediately so that she can notify the other bakers.

On the day of the swap, each baker will exchange their cookie ! We ask if you have any allergies and wish to participate, to please notify Olivia, so she can notify the other bakers and ensure your safety. More details will be emailed to the registries when the time comes. To enter the cookie swap, you must register below. We are not allowing persons to sell or profit off cookies, this is a cookie exchange only. Bakers must purchase their own ingredients and wrappings for cookies. Only those who have brought cookies may participate in the swap!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 42

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

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Welcome Wednesday

Welcome Wednesday

Wednesday, December 21, 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. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Welcome Wednesday

Members $0.00
Guests $0.00
LGBTQ+ Allies Game Night

LGBTQ+ Allies Game Night

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

Third Wednesday of Each Month, 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

Evening Complimentary Pain and Injury Screenings

Evening Complimentary Pain and Injury Screenings

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Third Wednesdays of every month 5:006:00 pm

and First Tuesday of every month, 9:30–10:30 am

Have you recently injured yourself or just have pain in general? Ivy Rehab is offering complimentary injury screenings at The Center. Call the Welcome Desk at 434.974.7756 to schedule an appointment.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Clay 1613 with Leontyne Clay Peck

Clay 1613 with Leontyne Clay Peck

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

What does 19th-century slave-owner and U.S. statesman Henry Clay have to do with legendary boxer Muhammad Ali? Discover the answer to this unexpected connection and more in newly released documentary Clay 1613, which traces the many descendants — Black and white, known and unknown, rich and poor — of planter John Clay, who arrived in Jamestown, Virginia circa 1612–13. Filmmaker Leontyne Clay Peck joins us to share her 18-year journey in finding and documenting her Clay family ancestry. Free and open to all.

Presented in partnership with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Clay 1613 with Leontyne Clay Peck

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Drawing is FUN (January)

Drawing is FUN (January)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesdays, January 4-25, 1:30-4:30pm (4 weeks)

With a few games and basic techniques, you’ll be fearlessly playing, drawing, and forgetting about “the rules”. This is a no pressure, have fun (and yes, learn how to draw) class.  We’ll work large and small, drawing from life, imagination, and photographs. Prime Members free, Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Materials fee $20, payable to instructor at time of class. 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Drawing is FUN (January)

Guests (Jan 4-25, 1:30-4:30pm) $45.00
Standard Members (Jan 4-25, 1:30-4:30pm) $30.00
Prime Members (Jan 4-25, 1:30-4:30pm) $0.00
Movie Night - January

Movie Night - January

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 5:00pm-7:30pm

The Botany of Desire

Wednesday, January 4, 5- 7:15pm

While visiting places like Peru, Kazakhstan and Amsterdam, learn from author Michael Pollan as he explains the natural history of apples, tulips, marijuana and potatoes and describes how common plants such as these deftly manipulate human desires. Based on Pollan's best-selling book, this documentary encourages viewers to look at the world from a vastly different perspective and improve their relationships with nature. 

The Way

Wednesday, January 18, 5-7:15pm

When his son dies while hiking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, a grieving father flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child's life, he decides to complete the 500-mile trek to Spain. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Movie Night - January

RSVP (The Botany of Desire, January 4, 5-7:30pm) $0.00
RSVP (The Way, January 18, 5-7:30pm) $0.00
Alcohol Ink Painting

Alcohol Ink Painting

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Students will use different papers to create beautiful paintings.  Alcohol Ink is pure color & striking with their brilliance! Each student will select their colors & surfaces will be provided.  We will also use paint brushes, straws & other tools to create lines, textures & images. Prime members, free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $25, 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, and 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: 10

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Alcohol Ink Painting

Guests (Thursday, January 5, 9:30-2:30pm) $15.00
Standard Members (Thursday, January 5, 9:30-2:30pm) $10.00
Prime Members (Thursday, January 5, 9:30-2:30pm) $0.00
Fashion Tips and Tricks for an Affordable Wardrobe

Fashion Tips and Tricks for an Affordable Wardrobe

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 10:00am-11:00am

WITH STYLE RENEE'S BOUTIQUE LLC

 

Thursdays January 5-19, 10:00-11:00 am (3 week series)

Our bodies are constantly changing and trying to dress them gets harder the more fashion changes. Discover basic pieces that save time and money by being versatile and great quality with Crystal Napier from Style Renee’s Boutique. Crystal will explore dressing several different body types in many diverse styles while also teaching attendees how to best care for their clothes and extend the lifetime of their wardrobe. Join the class to learn fashion tips and tricks to create a cohesive wardrobe that will compliment your body type, lifestyle and budget. Material fee is $12 for soft measuring tape and body type packet, due to instructor on first day of class.

Prime free, Standard $15, Guests $25.

  1. Understanding your body type and how to dress it – explore several different body shapes and discuss the challenges and wins of dressing that body type.
  2. How to build a capsule wardrobe - Discover the basic pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe and will save time and money when having pieces that are versatile and great quality.
  3. How to get the best value out of your clothes - Quality clothing is important and knowing how to care for your clothes can help you extend your wardrobe for a long time and save you greatly.

 

Brief Bio on Instructor:

Crystal Renee Napier is originally from Afton, Virginia and now resides in Greene County with her husband, Former Marine, Shaun Napier, son, Micah Napier, and their wonder dog, Simba Napier. She holds dual-bachelor degrees from the University of Virginia (2005) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Liberty University (2013). After Crystal’s 10-year career in banking and while working on her MBA, Crystal found her passion of empowering women through flattering designs and styles of clothing. In September 2014, she ended her successful career in banking and started her entrepreneurial venture, Renee’s Boutique. 

Renee’s Boutique, Clothing For The Confident Woman, is a online and mobile shopping destination that provides products and services that serve men and women. Crystal is a certified Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant from the Style Academy International. She has studied global and cultural fashion trends and traditions of many different groups. She has had the pleasure of meeting and working with countless designers and clothing vendors from all over the globe. 

Clothing is an important expression of our individuality. Quality and affordability are challenging to find in the fashion industry, but Renee’s has the solutions to make you feel comfortable, stylish, and confident with affordable price points. 

"The time and money that you’ll save when you understand your body type and find your style will amaze you." - Crystal Napier

 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 25

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Fashion Tips and Tricks for an Affordable Wardrobe

Guest (Jan 5-19, 10am) $25.00
Standard Member (Jan 5-19, 10am) $15.00
Prime (Jan 5-19, 10am)
Draw and Paint What You See - January

Draw and Paint What You See - January

Friday, January 6, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fridays January 6-27, 1:00-3:00pm

Using the medium of graphite and charcoal, students will draw and paint what they see based off a composed still life object borrowed from nature. This class is open to all levels of artists. It teaches careful observation, realistic drawing, and basic drawing and painting skills. Join teacher, Desmond Cormier, in this extended unique beginner's course. Prime members free, Standard Members $50, Guests $65.

Objectives:

-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: Desmond has instructed two classes at The Center. 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Beginning Crochet (January)

Beginning Crochet (January)

Monday, January 9, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Mondays, January 9-30, 1-3pm (4 weeks)

Member Jane Hermann has been crocheting since she was twelve years old and enjoys the calming creativity that comes with simple repetitive patterns. Learn how to make a chain and three basic crochet stitches to a create several lovely projects. Spring and Easter are on their way! New pastel pillows and table runners can brighten up your days! Come welcome warmer weather with us! Bring your own yarn/wool or choose from a variety of colors we have here free at The Center. You will need to bring a crochet hook (size G or H, or 6,7,8). Prime Members, free, Standard Members $20, Guests $35.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Beginning Crochet (January)

Guests (Monday, January 9-30, 1-3pm) $35.00
Standard Members (Monday, January 9-30, 1-3pm) $20.00
Prime Members (Monday, January 9-30, 1-3pm) $0.00
LGBTQ+ and Allies Game Afternoon

LGBTQ+ and Allies Game Afternoon

Monday, January 9, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:30pm

Mondays, January 9th and February 13th, 1-4:30pm

Rummikub, Chess, Triominoes, cards, Scrabble, Yhatzee and more - we've got game! All are welcome to come and enjoy the camaraderie.

This will be held upstairs in Game Room B

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

Landscape Oils with the Old Masters

Landscape Oils with the Old Masters

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 2:00pm-5:00pm

Intermediate to Advanced
Tuesdays, January 10- February 14, 2-5 pm (6-week series)
In this series we will be studying the great masters like Albert Bierstadt, Claude Monet, Edwin
Church, Vincent Van Gogh, John Constable, Sanford Gifford. Learn the poetry and music of their paintings
and how to recreate your own version of these beautiful masterpieces! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $40, Guests $60. Materials needed are listed below.

Materials Needed:

  • Van Gogh Oil Color Paint, 10x20ml tubes, Basic Set available here on Amazon
  • Artify15 Piece Brush Set, Intermediate Series avalable here on Amazon
  • paper towels;
  • canvas or primed panels - 11x14”
  • turpenoid
  • Liquin®

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Landscape Oils with the Old Masters

Guests (Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14, 2-5pm) $60.00
Standard Members (Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14, 2-5pm) $40.00
Prime Members (Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14, 2-5pm) $0.00
Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday January 11, 1:00-2:00pm

As the new year gathers steam, fatigue and constant battling with germs can deplete us.  Aroma Therapist, Susan Loving, and will discuss the science of essential oils as well as the scent of essential oils with the help of Hospice Health Care Worker, Denise Smith. Attendees will make their own Immunity or Blues Buster room spray.  Learn the science behind the healing properties of essential oils, why certain scents can uplift us, and how to combine essential oils to increase health and wellness. For Members Only. 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Brief bio of instructors:

Susan Loving is a trained aroma therapist through Aromahead Institute. She combines her training with a M.S. in communications and an M. Div to seek modalities that will assist clients to find peace and wellness at all stages of life.

Denise Smith has 25-years in health services and a background with 11 years in hospice care. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

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Paper Painting with Jan Settle

Paper Painting with Jan Settle

Thursday, January 12, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, January 12 and 19, 9:30-12:30pm (2 weeks)

Students will create paintings using reference photos (or your imagination) using painted paper.  This a fun & amazing process, with no two paintings alike!  These classes will be different from last year’s in that the painted paper & reference photos will be provided. Prime free, Standard, $15, Guests $20. Materials fee

$25 payable to instructor at first class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Paper Painting with Jan Settle

Guests (Thursday, January 12-19, 9:30-12L30pm) $20.00
Standard Members (Thursday, January 12-19, 9:30-12L30pm) $15.00
Prime Members (Thursday, January 12-19, 9:30-12L30pm) $0.00
THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

Friday, January 13, 2023 | 7:00pm-10:30pm

THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

Friday January 13, 7:00-10:30pm

Sometimes you just need a sober night out, especially after the holidays. We all have our reasons for abstaining, whether you’re taking a night off, partaking in Dry January, or simply don’t drink at all. Join us at The Center for an environment where you can connect and party while staying present. Enjoy stepping outside to the Firefly food truck, a wide range of music by DJ Trev, ping pong, specialty mocktails with Chase the Bartender, and more. RSVP Below!

Must be 20-100 years to attend. Event is $10 for all at the door. 

DJ, Specialty Cocktails, Food Truck, Ping Pong Tables and Fun

Entry Fee: $10

Unlimited Drink Ticket (Optional): $15 

Cash Only. Proceeds will be used to produce additional programs for The Center.

Fire Fly Menu

Enjoying the party mindfully shouldn’t leave you out of the fun. So, whatever your reason (we won’t ask), you still deserve a spot on our dancefloor and a tasty alcohol-free cocktail to compliment your dance moves.

Cheers to a night to remember!


Drink Menu!

Mixed Mocktails:

  • Berry MockMule               $3.00
  • Cranberry Fizz                   $3.00
  • Alternative Apple Pie        $3.00

Kombucha                                      $3.00

La Croix                                           $2.00

Unlimited Drink Ticket                $15.00

Cash Only.

Connect with new people in a safe environment.The mission of this event is providing a night-life in a town that only has night life with alcohol. Let's embrace something new together.

Proceeds will be used to cover event and produce more Alternative pop-ups at The Center!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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THE ALTERNATIVE - A Pop-Up Mocktail Bar

RSVP (Jan 13, 7 pm, $10 due at the door.)
The Challenges of Teaching History Today (ACHS)

The Challenges of Teaching History Today (ACHS)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 6:00pm-7:30pm

This is the annual Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (ACHS) Meeting

ACHS Annual Member Meeting with a special panel discussion on The Challenges of Teaching History Today with Hashim Davis from Albemarle High School, Matthew Deegan from Charlottesville High School, and Sally Duncan from the Renaissance School. In partnership with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Challenges of Teaching History Today (ACHS)

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New Year's Luncheon

New Year's Luncheon

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday January 18, 11:30–12:30

Welcome in the new year with friends and food from Layers Catering Company. Enjoy your choice of beef or chicken lasagna, along with a house salad and cookies. Members $15, Guests $18. Register by 4:00 pm on January 13.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 38

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New Year’s Luncheon

Member $15.00
Guest $18.00
Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, January 19, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Free and open to all

Taking the time to set up a plan for long-term care will give you, your family members, and your caregivers peace of mind. Presented by Kim Volker, COO of Care is There, and Tracy Meade, Certified Long-Term Care Consultant and Financial Planner.

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

Wednesday, January 25, 6:00–7:00 pm

Please RSVP below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Crafting Your Extended Care Plan

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Italian Grammar II with AnnaMaria

Italian Grammar II with AnnaMaria

Monday, January 23, 2023 | 9:30am-11:00am

Mondays, January 23 - February 20, 9:30-11am (5 weeks)

Native Italian and beloved instructor AnnaMaria Bakalian is back, this time to teach an engaging class focusing on Italian grammar. Suitable for  intermediate students, learn about how to use the present tense, and the proper articles to read, write, and speak the language at a basic, effective level. Prime members free, Standard Members 25.00 Guests 40.00.

Note: If you are interested in this class but have not taken the previous grammar class offered, please contact AnnaMaria  - torreorsaia@aol.com before registering to determine if this class is suitable for you.Materials fee $10.00, payable to instructor at first class for those new to the grammar class series.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: torreorsaia@aol.com

Seats available: 10

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Italian Grammar II with AnnaMaria

Guests (Jan 23-Feb 20, 9:30-11 am) $40.00
Standard Members (Jan 23 - Feb 20, 9:30-11am) $25.00
Prime Members (Jan 23 - Feb 20, 9:30 - 11 am) $0.00
Beginner Oils

Beginner Oils

Monday, January 23, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, January 23-February 13, 1-4pm (4-week series)

Learn the fundamentals of working with the King of mediums: oil paints. We will learn how to mix colors, how to create various basic forms, and the basics of good composition, using light and shadows. Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $30, Guests $45. For materials information and registration, click here.

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. 

 

Materials Needed

  • Van Gogh Oil Color Paint, 10x20ml tubes, Basic Set available on Amazon 
  • Artify15 Piece Brush Set, Intermediate Series avalable on Amazon
  • paper towels;
  • canvas or primed panels - 11x14”
  • turpenoid
  • Liquin®

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Beginner Oils

Guests (Monday, Jan 23 - Feb 13, 1-4pm) $45.00
Standard Members (Monday, Jan 23 - Feb 13, 1-4pm) $30.00
Prime Members (Monday, Jan 23 - Feb 13, 1-4pm) $0.00
3D Printing

3D Printing

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Want to learn about 3D printing? Once limited to large research and development businesses, affordable 3D printers for hobbyists are now widely available. Bill Erskine got his first 3D printer during the pandemic and will have one of his printers on hand to show it in action. He’ll describe the printing process and have examples of the decorative and practical items that can be produced. Free Samples! Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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3D Printing

RSVP (Tuesday, January 24, 1-3pm) $0.00
Movie Day - Kinky Boots

Movie Day - Kinky Boots

Monday, January 30, 2023 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

After inheriting a shoe factory, Charlie Price aims to take the fashion world by storm with help from a flashy cabaret dancer named Lola, who helps him design a racy line of men's boots. Based on a true story, this LGBT feelgood film is both funny and poignant. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Wednesday Music Club Performance - February

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | 10:15am-11:30am

Free for members; registration required.

Wednesday, February 1, 10:15–11:30 am

“C is for Celli: Cellos in Abundance” featuring Beth Cantrell, Erin Flynn, Andrew Gabbert, Stephanie Gunst, Brian Helmke, Laura Thomas, Leslie Wilcox, and Lynanne Wilson.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Wednesday Music Club Performance - February

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Drawing is FUN (February)

Drawing is FUN (February)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesdays, February 1 – 22nd 1:30-4:30 (4 weeks)

Those rules you learned in art class when you were a kid? Let ‘em go! Using a variety of materials and techniques with lots of encouragement from artist Ann Cheeks, explore the joy of drawing through mixed media. Cut, tear, paste, use crayons and watercolor – collaborate (if you want to) and have fun playing with art again. This is a no pressure, have fun (and yes, learn how to draw) class. Standard Members $30, Guests $45. Materials fee $20, payable to instructor at time of class. 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Drawing is FUN (February)

Guests (February 1-22, 1:30pm-4:30pm) $45.00
Standard (February 1-22, 1:30pm-4:30pm) $30.00
Prime (February 1-22, 1:30pm-4:30pm) $0.00
Intro to Pastel Painting

Intro to Pastel Painting

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, February 2-9, 9:30-12:30pm (2 weeks)

Instructor will give information about all the different types of pastels, surfaces to paint on & tools used. Students will then paint a small, simple painting to get used to pastels.  There will be a lot of teacher one-on-one instruction. Prime Members, free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $35 (includes a box of pastels), payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Intro to Pastel Painting

Guest (February 2-9, 9:30-12:30) $15.00
Standard (February 2-9, 9:30-12:30) $10.00
Prime (February 2-9, 9:30-12:30) $0.00
Art That Moves - Kinetic Sculptures (February)

Art That Moves - Kinetic Sculptures (February)

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays, February 2-23, 1-3pm (4 weeks)

In this 4-week class with Ann Cheeks, a variety of materials will be used to create work that twirls, spins and sways. You’ll create a mobile, small sculpture and a fun interactive piece using wire, twine, and an assortment of items. We’ll be using different parts of the brain to find balance points and to discover the best way to actualize your visions. Prime Members free, Standard Members $25, Guests $35. Materials fee $15, payable to instructor at time of class. 

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Art That Moves - Kinetic Sculptures (February)

Guests (Thursdays, Feb 2-23, 1-3pm) $35.00
Standard Members (Thursdays, Feb 2-23, 1-3pm) $25.00
Prime Members (Thursdays, Feb 2-23, 1-3pm) $0.00

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Scrapbooking (February)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 1:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesdays, February 7-28, 1:30- 4:00pm (4 weeks)

Learn how to preserve memories and photos in ways that POP and please the eye and heart. In this four-week class you will make solid progress on an album project. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $40. Materials fees vary, see below. Materials fees are payable to instructor at start of first class. Questions? contact teacher Laurie Bayma.

 

Beginner’s Class Kit Choices:

Small album                                   12 x 12 album
Fast               $ 67.00                          $ 86.00
Fun                $ 97.00                          $110.00
Fabulous        $ 136.00                        $156.00

 

Intermediate Class Kit Choices:

Fast                       $ 72.00
Fun                       $120.00
Fabulous               $156.00

 

Advanced Class Kit Choices:

Fast                       $ 59.00
Fun                       $ 89.00
Fabulous               $156.00.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact:

Seats available: 10

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Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Scrapbooking (February)

Guest (February 7-28, 1:30-4pm) $40.00
Standard Members (February 7-28, 1:30-4pm) $30.00
Prime Members (February 7-28, 1:30-4pm) $0.00
Italian Cuisine with Olga

Italian Cuisine with Olga

Monday, February 13, 2023 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Come meet Olga in person at The Center!

A passionate foodie, tour guide Olga Cuckovic will enlighten us with her knowledge of regional food traditions and the secrets of Italian culinary magic while visiting Charlottesville. Olga will share photos, stories, recipes, and answer questions.  Free and open to all. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Italian Cuisine with Olga

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Coffee and Cupcakes

Coffee and Cupcakes

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday February 14

Bring your Valentine, or let The Center be your Valentine this year, and indulge in coffee and festive cupcakes. Make new friends and join your old on this loving holiday.

Free and for members only.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Coffee and Cupcakes

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Acrylic Pour-Snow Scene

Acrylic Pour-Snow Scene

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Artist Jan Settle will show you how to layer and pour acrylic paints on a canvas surface – no experience required. Reference photos will be available or just use your imagination to create a lovely wintry scene.  

Prime Members free, Standard Members $10, Guests $15. Materials fee $25, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Acrylic Pour-Snow Scene

Guest (February 16, 9:30-12:30pm) $15.00
Standard (February 16, 9:30-12:30pm) $10.00
Prime (February 16, 9:30-12:30pm) $0.00
Paint Your Pet in Oils

Paint Your Pet in Oils

Friday, February 17, 2023 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Fridays, February 17-March 3, 9:30-12:30pm (3-week series)

Do you have a beloved pet you’ve always wanted to paint? Bring in your photos and I’ll help you first draw, and then paint your beautiful furry family member! All species and breeds welcome! It’s all about seeing the shapes and proportions, light, shadows, and colors! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $15, Guests $30. Materials fee $50, payable to instructor at time of class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

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Paint Your Pet in Oils

Guest (February 17-March 3, 9:30-12:30pm) $30.00
Standard (February 17-March 3, 9:30-12:30pm) $15.00
Prime (February 17-March 3, 9:30-12:30pm) $0.00
Beginners Oil Still Life

Beginners Oil Still Life

Monday, February 20, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mondays, February 20-March 6, 1-4pm (3 weeks)

Come join us as we learn the basics of painting using the King of mediums: oil paint! You will learn how to mix

color, create forms and shapes, how to use light and shadow and make paintings that appear to be three dimensional! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $15, Guests $30. Materials fee $50 for all supplies, payable to instructor at time of first class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

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Beginners Oil Still Life

Guest (February 20-March 6, 1-4pm) $30.00
Standard (February 20-March 6, 1-4pm) $15.00
Prime (February 20-March 6, 1-4pm) $0.00
Impressionist Landscapes in Oil

Impressionist Landscapes in Oil

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 2:00pm-5:00pm

Tuesdays, February 21- March 14, 2-5pm (4-week series)

Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Sargent, and Cassatt will be our inspirations as we learn to paint in the ever-popular impressionistic style, pioneered by these groundbreaking artists! Learn their language of poetry and music as they formed their iconic paintings! Prime Members, free, Standard Members, $30, Guests $45. For materials information, see below:

 

Materials Needed

Van Gogh Oil Color Paint, 10x20ml tubes, Basic Set available on Amazon 

Artify15 Piece Brush Set, Intermediate Series avalable on Amazon

paper towels;

canvas or primed panels - 11x14”

turpenoid

Liquin®

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Impressionist Landscapes in Oil

Guest (February 21-March 14, 2-5pm) $35.00
Standard (February 21-March 14, 2-5pm) $20.00
Prime (February 21-March 14, 2-5pm) $0.00
Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 10:00am-1:00pm

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.

New policy: If you cannot make this class, please let us know. If you do not cancel at least 7 days in advance, the materials fee will be charged to you. Our artists work hard to keep their materials fees affordable, and they need to purchase supplies in advance. When people do not show, they are often unable to recoup these costs. Thank you for understanding.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 6

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Abstract in Acrylic with Ann Cheeks

Prime Members fee (Feb 28, 10-1pm) $0.00
Standard Members (Feb 28, 10-1pm) $10.00
Guests (Feb 28, 10-1pm) $15.00
Lucky Luncheon - March 2023

Lucky Luncheon - March 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Wednesday March 22 11:45 am-12:45 am (registration due by 4:00pm on March 17).

It’s just your luck! Soul Food Joint will be catering our March Luncheon. Join us for Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, and German Chocolate Cake. Enjoy the company of friends and good homestyle cooking.

Registration is necessary. Members $15, Guests $18. 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 40

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Lucky Luncheon - March 2023

Guest (11:45 am, March 22) $18.00
Member (11:45 am, March 22) $15.00
Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center