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Crafts

Albemarle Woodcarvers

Every Thursday at 1:00pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

albemarle_carversNovice, intermediate, and accomplished woodcarvers gather weekly to learn the craft or hone skills. Participants provide their own supplies, although current members provide assistance and loan supplies to get new participants started and offer information on what to purchase to continue.  As founder Will Hansen said, “If you can peel a potato, you can learn to do woodcarving.”

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Al Crittenden, Program Leader - (434) 296-1749

Fee: free


Ceramics

Every Tuesday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

CeramicsCeramics is one of the longest-running Center programs, having started in 1961 at the original facility downtown. Instructor Novella Mawyer, who owns Lazy Daisy Ceramics and The Paintin’ Place, offers a fun, therapeutic, creative time for all. Participants choose from a wide array of decorative and useful projects. Per class fee does not include project fees.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Novella Mawyer 434.295.7801

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Ceramics

Members (per class) $3.00
Guests (per class) $5.00


Crafty Ladies

Every Wednesday at 9:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

crafty_ladies_h&mEstablished in 1992 with the goal of utilizing participants’ skills to give back to the community, this group makes quilts for local charities to use for fundraising; knits hundreds of hats and mittens for children enrolled in the MACAA Head Start Program; knits or crochets caps for newborns at UVa Hospital, and more. Much prep work is done on our own time at home (using mostly donated materials) and we come together for finishing work. New members of all skill levels are welcome.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Knit-Wits

Every Wednesday at 3:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00pm

Details:

knittingKnit-Wits is the new name for the Knitting for Beginners group.  If you want to learn to knit—join us!  If you want company while you knit—join us!  If you want some ideas for your projects—join us!  New participants always welcome and will learn at the first meeting what donated supplies are available and what they will need to purchase.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 434.964.0197

Fee: To be announced


Sew and Sews

Every Monday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Pinkie Puppets is now the Sew & Sews!  The need for our dear puppets is no more; we are re-inventing ourselves and invite you to join us.  We are making medical dolls; baby, children, and adult bibs; children’s pillowcases; foster care bags; and wheelchair and walker holders—much more diversified than before.  There is a lot of machine sewing, basting, pinning, and cutting.  All skill levels can be put to wonderful use.  Donations of fabric, thread, and anything that could be used for our new projects would be greatly appreciated.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


The Good Life Design Collaborative

Every 2nd Tuesday at 9:00am-10:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

“Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Older Adults”                    
Susan Carol Stone, PhD, who teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at UVa, middle schools, and prisons, will share her thoughts and experiences on the application of mindfulness techniques and stress reduction as it applies to older adults and their needs.  Free and open to the public. 

At The Good Life Design Collaborative, our mission is to make life easier and more fun for people of all ages and abilities by educating, connecting, and inspiring both consumers and service providers. 

We Serve:
  Anyone planning smart ways to live a long and vital life
  People encountering health difficulties and the people who love them and care for them
  Providers of products and services designed to make life better for people encountering health problems
  or frailty

The Good Life Design network is an inter generational collaboration between Seniors & professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org.  It offers monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services and life choices that are right for you.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Elizabeth Swider at 434-326-5323 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free