Special Events

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, November 30, 2020 | 11:45-12:45pm

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: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

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

English Country Dance (ON SITE)

Monday, November 30, 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, November 30, 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

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: 2

Pay for this event online

Basics of Painting with Alcohol Ink (On Site)

Standard Members and Guests $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 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

Beginning Line Dance (Online)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 1:00-2:30pm

Every Tuesday and Friday!  

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

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, December 1st

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, December 1st

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm

Are you ready to have some FUN? Join us for a Zoom session of Online Bingo and Trivia. We'll play 4-5 games of Bingo interspersed with Trivia questions everyone can have a crack at answering (no Googling allowed!). Gift certificates and other mystery prizes will be awarded. Simply register and you will be emailed a Zoom link, a Bingo card and game instructions closer to the date. Email carolyn to reserve your space today!

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Zoom Bingo and Trivia (ONLINE) Tuesday, December 1st

Members $0.00
Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Great Songs and Songwriters Through the Decades (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesdays, October 7-December 2 (will not meet October 21)

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

Square Dancing Lessons - (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 2, 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

NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 3, 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 (December) $25.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 3, 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

Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

Design Your Own Holiday Photo Card (ONLINE)

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

Join local photographer and Charlottesville Camera Club member Liz Marshall as she walks you through designing your own holiday photo card using easy online software. Liz has been creating her own cards for years, and describes the process as “fun and easy,” and a great way to become more comfortable with photography and technology. You can choose from a variety of styles of greeting cards and personalize the card with your own photo/s, message and signature. Cards are printed for you and you receive the cards and envelope in the mail. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86366532539

Meeting ID: 863 6653 2539
 

Open to all.

Location: Online

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Expressive Watercolor with Jane Skafte (Online)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm

This class is closed.

This is a four week class on Thursdays from 4-6 - November 5, 12, and 19th (no class on Thanksgiving), and December 3

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

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 9:45-10:45am

In this class we use gentle pilates-based movements and some yoga stretching to ignite the deeper postural muscles of the core and girdle stabilizers; release and stretch major muscle groups; create potential for increase confidence, strength and resillience in body-mind. Join instructor Christine Bostic who has over 14 years of teaching experience.  For Center Members.

This class was previously called Yoga to Unwind...more space has been added for December! Registration required below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 17

Pay for this event online

Stabilize Yoga (Fridays)

Standard members -December $25.00
Prime Members - December $0.00

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

FRIDAYS, 11:00 AM  

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization. Join Alex for a combination of both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85305419455

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Standard Members (October) $0.00
Prime/Charter Members (October) $0.00
Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (On-site)

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (On-site)

Friday, December 4, 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!

 

Cardiovascular Health: How Not to Die of Heart Disease and Stroke 

Dr. Mark Niehaus is a primary care physician at Sentara Family Medicine at Belvedere, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. His clinical expertise and interests include promoting wellness through lifestyle, cardiovascular and diabetes care, and preventive medicine. In addition to his primary focus of direct patient care, he is an Associate Medical Director for the Sentara Quality Care Network. You might see him commuting by bicycle or walking at lunch through the Belvedere, Dunlora and Northfields neighborhoods. Join him on ways to protect yourself from the leading cause of death in Americans.

         

 

  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Pathways to Flourishing Health Series (On-site)

RSVP (Dec. 4)
Felting a Snowman (On Site)

Felting a Snowman (On Site)

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

This class is full. 

 

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

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Senior Council (ONLINE)

Monday, December 7, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

The November Meeting will be held on Monday, November 9th 1-2pm

 

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

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 9:00-12:00pm

Two sessions available - Sign up for December 8th and/or December 15th below

Join artist Jan Settle for one (or both!) of her open studio sessions for Beginner and Intermediate Level Acrylic Pour onto canvas. If you’ve taken one of Jan’s classes, you’ll surely want to sign up to further hone your craft and have fun creating with Jan there to guide you. If you’ve never done an acrylic pour before, Jan can show you the basics. 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 20.00. Materials $15-$20 per person (depending on canvas size chosen), payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 6

Pay for this event online

Open Studio w/Jan Settle - Acrylic Pour (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests (December 8) $20.00
Prime Members (December 8) $0.00
Standard Members and Guests (December 15) $20.00
Prime Members (December 15) $0.00
Advocating for a Loved One During COVID (On site)

Advocating for a Loved One During COVID (On site)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

Advocating for a Loved One Living in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility During Covid-19

Cheairs Graves, a Long-Term Care Ombudsman with the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, will share how you can advocate for your loved one living in a nursing homes or assisted living facility during this unprecedented time. At the presentation you will learn about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, Residents Rights, and the current visitation policies that are in place for long-term care facilities. 

Please RSVP below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Advocating for a Loved One During COVID (On site)

RSVP (Dec. 8)
Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate  (ON SITE)

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 1:00-3:00pm

2 sessions, December  8th and 15th, 1-3pm

Joanne Coleman has created a fun and interesting class that uses acrylic paints, a gel medium, and organic materials on canvas to create a unique landscape all your own. Learn how to: mix colors properly, use organic materials from the garden to create a painting, and glaze a painting with acrylic medium. A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. Open to the community.

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests –  25.00

                Prime Members – included in membership, but registration is still required

Materials fee = $20.00 for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Mixed Media Workshop - Beginners and Intermediate (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests $25.00
Prime Members $0.00
Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83919817100

Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100

Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Benefits of Meditation for the Body

By alleviating stress, meditation can improve your physical health. One of the physical benefits includes reducing the risk of stress-related illnesses.  Medical researchers and doctors have reported the effects that stress has on the body. A number of illnesses are the result of stress. For this reason, medical practitioners recommend meditation to their patients to reduce stress levels. This includes meditating to decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. They recommend meditation to enhance the body’s immune response. Hospitals and medical clinics even offer classes in meditation to patients.

Benefits of Meditation for the Mind

Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a calm mind, providing mental benefits.  Studies have shown the positive effects meditation has on the brain and on improving memory. It also enhances concentration, attention, and focus. Meditation can improve concentration, whether one needs to concentrate for sports, education, work, or hobbies. When focused, we can increase our effectiveness and productivity. Sports figures and champion athletes have reported that meditation helps them to improve their focus to prepare for competing in their sport at the highest level.

Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions

Your emotional wellness, too, can be enhanced through meditation, resulting in inner tranquility and joy. Through meditation, you can reduce anxiety and depression that are caused by feelings of hopelessness and disappointments in life. When these are the result of emotions, such as feeling isolated or lonely, or a sense of sadness from dealing with life’s losses, meditation can supplement the support received from professionals.

When you meditate, you tap in to a place of happiness and peace. This increases a sense of positivity.  You realize that, beyond your daily problems that cause emotional pain, there is a pool of joy within that you can access and feel more joyous.  Meditation helps you to recharge, refresh, and rejuvenate.  When you feel happier, you are calmer and more balanced. This creates a ripple effect that will radiate to others.

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. 

free

Open to all.

Location: Online

Downsizing After 60: Addressing the Many Questions (On site)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 10:30-12:00pm

Should I remain in my current home? What will happen if I stop driving? Can I afford repairs to my home and alter my house, or would senior co-living better suit me? Caroline Mortell is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and was a successful Real Estate Broker in Florida for 16 years. Now living in Charlottesville, she is delighted to share her knowledge and experience to continue to be a benefit to others. Register here for this on site class. Open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Downsizing After 60: Addressing the Many Questions (On site)

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Wreath Making with Virginia Greenery

Wreath Making with Virginia Greenery

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 12:30-2:30pm

‘Tis the season… Come learn how to create your own, original 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 and Guests $50.00. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 7

Pay for this event online

Wreath Making with Virginia Greenery

Members and guests fee $50.00
Prime Members $40.00
Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

Two Thursdays - December 10th and 17th  10am-12pm

Join Joanne Coleman for this multi-ability level class using colored pencils. Online using the zoom platform, learn how to: Blend multiple colors to create a unique effect on your painting, use your pencils to create shading, lines, and shadow to give dimension, and combine colored pencil with watercolor pencil for a lovely sunny effect.  A professional artist for twenty years, Joanne took art classes both in college and with private tutors. 

 

Class fee = Standard Members and Guests - $20.00

       Prime Members – included in membership fee, but registration is still required

Materials needed:

  • Set of colored pencils - primary colors - at least 6-8
  • pencil sharpener
  • 10x12 inch drawing paper
  •  watercolor pencils (usually come in a tin, available at art stores and Amazon.com)
  • 3 small inexpensive paint brushes.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Online Watercolor Pencils Class - Beginning and Intermediate

Standard Members and Guests fee $20.00
Prime Members $0.00
Original Strength (On site)

Original Strength (On site)

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

Will not meet November 20, 27 and Dec. 4

From the design of your original blueprint, you were meant to move with grace, fluidity, strength and power. This class helps you regain original movements that you developed early in life. Learn to breathe properly, gain head and neck strength, increase your mobility and more!  Join Beth Valorz, personal trainer and certified original strength practitioner. For Center members.

 

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 2

Pay for this event online

Original Strength (On site)

Standard members (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $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: 7

Pay for this event online

Soap Felting

Standard Members and Guests $20.00
Prime Members $0.00

Music in the Atrium (On-site)

Monday, December 14, 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, December 14

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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.

 

 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodOqvqDIiHNYR-Zd8MnHVUor0k2lX1uji 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Current Events Talk  (ON SITE)

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 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.  

CURRENT EVENTS WILL NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER!

Wednesday, October 28

Join in a discussion of the day's headlines. All views are welcome and tolerated!

 


      

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Current Events Talk (ON SITE)

RSVP (October 28) $0.00
88 Temple Pilgrimage - Shikoku, Japan (ONLINE)

88 Temple Pilgrimage - Shikoku, Japan (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

Come along with local travel and walking enthusiast Linda Scandore as she recounts her 745-mile pilgrimage around the island of Shikoku, Japan, to the 88 temples situated there. Linda will share her photos and the history of this special place, recounting stories along the way of the kindness of the Japanese people and of fellow pilgrims. Want to go yourself? Linda will also tell you how to plan and execute a walking trip to Japan. Exploration and stepping beyond conventional travel are Linda’s passions – visit her blog for information on more exciting destinations. Free and open to all.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfumpqzoiE9DzTZoplI4oxLPOOpp65Wom 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Open to all.

Location: Online

America's Most Competitive Real Estate: The Electromagnetic Spectrum (ONLINE)

America's Most Competitive Real Estate: The Electromagnetic Spectrum (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Television and radio broadcasters, cellular communication companies, weather satellites and astronomical research.  This is just a partial list of the many players using our airwaves to transmit information.  How do we determine who gets to use what airwaves?  In the US, this is a question with both a lot of history and the source of ongoing debate.  Anisha Singh, PhD. Physics student at Stanford University will explain the science of how we use light to transmit information, how the frequency spectrum is allocated for use, and the controversies and solutions that have emerged over the past century with this technology.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82218949750

Meeting ID: 822 1894 9750

Open to all.

Location: Online

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Friday, January 15, 2021 | 10:30-12:00pm

Held over four Fridays, January 15, 22 and 29, February 5

Are you looking to build your watercolor skills and maybe try some new experiments? Jan Skafte offers this class for people who have some watercolor experience and are seeking to build upon that knowledge. Techniques will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to explore and be creative.  Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: 50.00. 

Jane will email you shortly before the first class with the Zoom link.
 
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

Pay for this event online

Watercolor II with Jane Skafte (ONLINE)

Standard Members and Guests $50.00
Prime Members $0.00
Walk the Labyrinth (ON SITE)

Walk the Labyrinth (ON SITE)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 12:00-4:00pm

Walking a labyrinth is a meditative experience designed to quiet the mind and enable reflection and contemplation. This ancient spiritual custom consists of silently walking a series of circuits leading you into and back out of the labyrinth - each walker comes away with their own personal experience. Come and walk a 7-circuit canvas labyrinth in our auditorium. Socks are required, and no shoes allowed on the canvas. A helpful handout on how to walk the labyrinth will be available, and volunteers will be there to monitor activity. No appointment needed, open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

We prepare extensively for weddings, moving, and other life occurrences. But when it comes to planning for our inevitable deaths, do we have our affairs in order? Dr. Richard Gallagher has created a comprehensive program that enables the successful facilitation of your estate. Learn what essential documents you will need and how to organize them all into one place. This process can save time, money, and reduce the grief associated with death. You will receive a binder with documents and information needed to begin this process. Dr. Gallagher has settled four estates, and has 23 years’ experience teaching law, personal finance and organization, and has served as the Chairman of the Business Department at two Universities. Participants must register by Thursday, January 14th. Class materials fee: $10.00 for all, paid at registration.

Richard Gallagher is a retiree interested in helping others help themselves and their families with this presentation. He has offered this presentation several times with great success. Dr. Gallagher, a resident of Ruckersville for the last 24 years, is married with four grandchildren. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 23

Pay for this event online

Getting Your Final Affairs in Order

All $10.00
Panoramic Tour of Dubrovnik with Olga

Panoramic Tour of Dubrovnik with Olga

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Olga Cuckovic, licensed Tourist Guide of Rome and the Vatican City, returns to The Center via Zoom! This time Olga takes us on a tour of the city of Dubrovnik in her hometown of Croatia that she continues to visit regularly. Hear the fascinating history of the city that once was the center of the independent aristocratic Republic of Ragusa, traverse the narrow alleys and charming museums, walk along the mighty Dubrovnik City Walls. Learn about the local culture and traditions, as well as helpful tips for traveling there in the future. Croatia is a very popular tourist destination and the spectacular city of Dubrovnik is a jewel in the crown and one of its most beloved locations. 

Olga has lived and worked in Rome since 1992, but visits her hometown regularly to spend time with family and friends. A lover of art, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Arts Management at the American University of Rome last year and has completed her TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) this year. You may wish to visit her site www.olgarome.com or find her at Instagram as @olgaromeofficial .

 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf-morz0vGNxiQps4gGI3cewdId5e72us 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note - this meeting's recording will not be made available.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

Veteran card maker and Center member Sherry Sinard teaches you how to make one-of-a- kind handmade cards using a Fun Fold technique with a Valentine's theme. Then add embellishments to create your masterpiece. This will include a top fold card and a right-side folded card. Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests: $15.00 Materials fee: $8.00 per person for all participants, payable to instructor at time of class. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 10

Pay for this event online

Valentine Card Making (ONSITE)

Standard Members and Guests $15.00
Prime Members $0.00
Senor Living Panel Discussion (Online)

Senor Living Panel Discussion (Online)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

 

Looking to navigate the world of care as you age? Join our expert panel as they discuss the different avenues offered by senior living organizations in the area...from in-home care to assisted livings and adult day programs to hospice and more. Free and open to the community.  

Aly Howse - Assisted Living Facility

Kate Daniels - Hospice 

Regina Kerns - In Home Care

JABA - Adult Day Care Program

Alejandra Fletcher - Home Health 

Laura Barlett - Life Care Manager/Patient Advocate

 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85384615030

Open to all.

Location: Online

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

Backyard Beekeeping (ONLINE)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm

Curious about what it takes to be a small-scale beekeeper, or why someone might want to propagate these pollinators in the first place? Join local resident Marilou Maglione as she describes her beekeeping practice and her passion for these amazing insects. Also learn planting and gardening practices that help local bees thrive.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86391326799

Meeting ID: 863 9132 6799

Open to all.

Location: Online

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

Walking the Camino Santiago with Linda Scandore (ONLINE)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

Tuesdays, February 2, 9,16, 23

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people walk the Camino Santiago pilgrim routes that stretch across France and Spain. Linda will share with us her epic journeys to Santiago de Compostela walking several ancient routes originating in France and Spain. Come walk the path with Linda who will share the history of the “Way of St. James” along with stories that capture the kindness of the French and Spanish people and fellow pilgrims. Each week will explore a different section of the pilgrimage. Thinking of doing a part of the walk yourself? Linda will tell you how to plan and execute your trip. Stepping beyond conventional travel are Linda’s passions – visit her blog for information on more exciting destinations. 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYofuuoqzojHd0HT7o9v84XpgX5No4WgEI4 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

February 2 - Santiago de Compostela via Le Puy, France

February 9 - Santiago de Compostela via Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

February 16 - Santiago de Compostela via Arles, France

February 23 - Santiago de Compostela via San Sebastian, Spain

Open to all.

Location: Online

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

Touring the Galleria Borghese with Olga (ONLINE)

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 3:00-4:30pm

The Galleria Borghese is considered by some to be the most beautiful museum in Italy. Olga Cuckovic, licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican City, guides us through this magnificent collection amassed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V. Eloquent proof of the social status of the papal families and the love of collecting art that often went with it, this 17th century building houses one of the most amazing collections in the world. Olga will reveal the bigger picture behind each of the most famous pieces as well as the smaller gossip and stories from history that inform and delight us today. 

Olga has worked for one of the best US tour operators for luxury travel, Tauck, as coordinator and a guide for some of their chains of groups that come to Rome. She’s also specialised in private tours for families and individual custom-made itineraries. She started working as a guide at the age of 18 in her hometown of Dubrovnik. A lover of art, she obtained her Master’s degree in Arts Management at the American University of Rome last year, and is currently working on obtaining her TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). 

You may wish to visit her site www.olgarome.com or find her on Instagram at @olgaromeofficial 

Note - this meeting's recording will not be made available.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-muqD0rGdOm-OQNgUZ4HuYX7Dms9FoS 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Shredding Truck

Shredding Truck

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 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