Special Events

Benefits of Postural Alignment: the Egoscue Method

Benefits of Postural Alignment: the Egoscue Method

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

Benefits of Postural Alignment – the Egoscue Method                       

Having poor posture may be related to joint pain and misalignment, and it may be causing undue wear and tear on your body.  Come join Antje Waxman, Postural Alignment Specialist, to learn about the benefits of good posture. She will also lead you through easy but powerful exercises you can do at home to improve your stance and overall health. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Food Truck

Food Truck

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 11:30-1:30pm

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

January 24: Firefly On the Fly
The BEST sweet potato fries, local grass-fed burgers, NO BULL burgers, salads, gluten free options, and more!

February 28 - SpiceSea Gourmet

March 28 - The Bavarian Chef

April 25 - Moe's Original BBQ

May 23 - 106 Street Eats

June 27 - Little Manila

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Friday, January 25, 12:00 – 2:00pm   

Dr. Heyward Macdonald, author of Everything Changed: The Vietnam War and American Culture, is a Vietnam War veteran, an Episcopal priest, and a scholar.  Join him to discuss his candid view of the politics, heroism, and myriad costs and sacrifices associated with the complicated conflict and its aftermath.

 
Coffee is provided.  Munchies to share are welcomed.
 
Free and open to the community.
 
Friday, February 22, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
 
Enid Krieger - details TBA

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Ella Rea Murphy 434.973.9786 or ellarmurphy@gmail.com

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

DMV Connect - On Site at The Center

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 10:00-3:00pm

DMV Connect will be at The Center and will be available to provide the following services to our senior community: Driver’s licenses and ID cards, titles and registrations, driver transcripts, disabled parking placards or plates, address changes, E-ZPass transponders, and hunting and fishing licenses. No appointments; first come, first served. Open to those 50 and better in the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

Note that Try It Out Tuesday is on the SECOND Tuesday in January!

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about The Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

AARP Tax-Aide

AARP Tax-Aide

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 12:00-4:30pm

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation at The Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons, February 1-April 15 (by appointment only). Call The Center at (434) 974-4456 to register. You are required to bring the following documentation with you at the time of your appointment. 

  • Previous year's tax return(s).
  • Social Security cards and/or ITIN notices/cards or other official documentation that show the taxpayer identification numbers for every individual on your return.
  • Photo ID for each taxpayer.
  • Checkbook if you want to direct deposit any refund(s) or direct debit any amounts due.
  • Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) (for each individual if applicable).

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 5:00-6:00pm

Join the UVA dietetic interns and find out how to prepare some healthy dishes. And you’ll get to sample them! Free to the members. Space is limited; please register online or at The Center Welcome Desk.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Cooking Demo with UVA Dietetic Interns

Registration $0.00
Celebrate The Center's 59th Birthday

Celebrate The Center's 59th Birthday

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

Wednesday, February 13, 12:00 Noon

Celebrate The Center's birthday a day early with cake, punch, and ice cream.  If you have pictures from The Center's younger days, please bring to share. 

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

The Hamner Theatre Presents...About The Chekhov Unbound Project

The Hamner Theatre Presents...About The Chekhov Unbound Project

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

Sunday, February 24, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Chekhov Unbound project is an original adaptation of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's play, Three Sisters.  This adaptation is presented by UVA playwriting professor and playwright, Doug Grissom with an ensemble of 12 older actors, a director, and dramaturg.  The play strives to reflect the community we live in and hones in on the universal themes of Chekhov's play:  unrequited love, the yearning for something else, and the poignancy of opportunities missed. There will be a time of discussion with the actors and director following the performance.  

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Grand Gala 2019

Grand Gala 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 6:00-11:00pm

The Grand Gala has always had a “destination” theme. Travel makes for a great party and ties into The Center’s popular travel program. It also exemplifies The Center’s mission of helping all adults, particularly those with the most life experience, stay on the journey of exploration. 

As we build our new community center—still right here in Charlottesville—we wanted to honor this beautiful place that we call home. So, this gala will have more of a “staycation” feel…as we celebrate Charlottesville, our HOMETOWN.

The Grand Gala 2019 is sponsored by Virginia National Bank

Ticket link coming soon!

Become a sponsor today! Contact Kirstin Fritz at 434.974.7756 or via email at kirstin@thecentercville.org.

Open to all.

Location: The Omni Charlottesville Hotel 212 Ridge McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Fee: free