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All Things Digital

Every 2nd Monday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

ALL THINGS DIGITAL

Monday, February 13, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Topic: Protecting your financial and personal digital safety

Presented by Tom Cross.  Tom has previously spoken to the group about Going Paperless and Smart Phone Photography. For this session, Tom will hand out and discuss a checklist of important actions to safeguard your personal and financial security in the digital world on computers, smart phones and tablets. Learn what you can do to avoid hacking, identity theft, viruses, malware, phishing, pop-up scams and credit card fraud.  Open to the community.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Apple/Mac Users Group

Every Thursday at 1:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

apple_mac_group Apple/Mac classes are held for both new and experienced Apple product users. Clay Sisk coordinates meetings; contact him via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to receive weekly program announcements.

In the first hour, some Mac basics and utilities for new users are covered, and then other topics as detailed on their email announcement.  In the second hour, iPad and iPhone basics and accessories are covered.  If you want to be on the Apple/Mac email list, send a message to Clay Sisk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) This mailing has many valuable links for Apple/Mac users.  Free for Senior Center members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Book Group

Every 1st Wednesday at 11:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

Wednesday, February 1, 11:00 am
Selected Book is: They Left Us Everything:  A Memoir by Plum Johnson

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Bridge for Beginners

Every Tuesday at 12:00pm-1:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Practice the skills you’ve learned in lessons and Getting Better at Bridge in this playing/learning environment.  Novice players will be paired with experienced players.  Players will be encouraged to ask for help with bidding and “play of the hand” in a relaxed, informal setting.  When players feel they are ready to play regulations hands, they may transition into the Tuesday Social Bridge group. For more information, contact program leader Marcia Dow at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm-8:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

Details:

Beginning dances are taught by experienced teachers.  Community dances from Eastern Europe are primarily the focus.  Please join us for these communal village dances and enjoy the friendship of a small group.  For information, please call Susan Roberts at (434)409-0264 or go to the web site:  seniorcenter.org/calendar/events/54/ or charlottesvilleinternationalfolkdance.com/.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Current Affairs Discussion Group

Every Monday at 9:30am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

Bright minds gather weekly to tackle the issues of the day—local, national, and international. Opinions may vary, but lack of knowledge is never a problem. If you’re a member who is in touch with what’s happening and have something to share, join us!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Jerry Granroth (434) 305-8926

Fee: free


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

Every 3rd Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

“Having ‘The’ Conversation: Aging Parents and Adult Children”
You probably spent some time with the family over the holidays. That’s a time when folks sometimes begin to notice changes in parents or other family members as they grow older. Often it means that our roles - as parent and child - are going to undergo some changes too. As our parents age, adult children may need to shift into the role of caregiver and for mom or dad, little Johnny may now need to do our bill paying and other responsibilities. This switch can sometimes be a tricky course to navigate. This presentation is helpful for both older parents and their adult children. if you’re the aging parent who anticipates your adult child will be trying to help out, or if you are the adult child watching mom or dad beginning to decline and unsure how to take on your new role, this session is for you!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Duplicate Bridge Forum

Every 1st Thursday at 4:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:00pm

Details:

DUPLICATE BRIDGE FORUM IS ON HIATUS THROUGH JANUARY 2017

Come join the Forum! We will meet monthly after the duplicate bridge game, on the first Thursday of each month.  Various topics about Duplicate Bridge will be presented and discussed.  Attendee questions are welcome.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center


Intro to Drawing Class

Every Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

8 Week Drawing Course, Fridays Dec 2-Jan 27 (except Dec 23), 12:30-2:30pm
Students will learn to draw without hesitation from direct observation.  We will draw from real objects as well as study and draw in perspective.  Form, line, shape, space and texture will all be studied and drawn.  We will also draw the basics of portraits.  This course is taught by Susan Patrick. Students will need paper and pencil for this course

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Intro to Drawing Class

Members $65.00
Guests $75.00


Investment Visions Group

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

investment_visionsThe original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free


Investors Forum

Every 1st & 3rd Friday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Charts projectedAfter general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic.  No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.  A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.  A list of favorite investment websites can be found here

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free


Le Cercle Français

Every 2nd Thursday at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Every 4th Thursday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS

Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday.. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

Every 2nd Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

The “Talk” is informal conversation among members, staff, and visitors about the artwork hung in the Senior Center Lobby. A new show is hung every two months, so there are always new perspectives to gain! Meet in the Senior Center lobby. 

The artist for the months of January and February is Sara Gondwe. Previously she was a reading specialist working with children elementary through high school and in her retirement is volunteering with immigrants at Literacy Volunteers in Charlottesville.  Having lived in Malawi and Senegal, her art is very much influenced by the bright colors and landscape of these two African countries.  Gondwe uses a unique technique and a genre new to the art world.  Using a cheese grater she shaves bits of crayons onto a 2′ x 3′ canvas.  Using an iron as her paint brush, the iron melts, shapes and designs a whimsical work of art.  Adding fabric paint adds a 3-D effect and culminates in a work of imaginative and colorful art.  Outlining often appears in her art resembling stained glass.  Don’t be surprised if you see a patch of nail polish! In the artist’s own words, “Art for me is a process of experimentation, discovery, design and color.  My goal is to create art that is inspiring and a delight to the eye of the viewers.  I often do not know what I will paint when I start but just let the process guide me.” The artist will be at the exhibit and will discuss her work at the Senior Center for Gallery Talk, Tuesday, January 10 at 1:30 pm.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Mah Jongg Lessons - American

Every Tuesday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

Tuesdays January 17 – February 14

The New Year is the time to acquire new skills, exercise your brain, and have some fun! Clarece Edson teaches the basics of American Mah Jongg in this five-session course.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Mah Jongg Lessons - American

Guests $25.00
Members $0.00


Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Every 2nd Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

  Jorgen Vik, in his series “Money and You,” will discuss :
Is “60/40” still a good investment balance?” Traditional portfolio balances call for 60% stocks and 40% bonds. Under current circumstances should you reconsider?

As a Senior Financial Advisor, and as a partner in the SKV Group, Jorgen works with a select group of individuals and families in developing strategies to potentially manage their wealth. The services are aligned with the goals of each client and allow strategies to go beyond the single dimension of investments. Jorgen’s focus areas include social security and retirement income planning, and philanthropic planning. Jorgen holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification. He and his wife Laura live with their three children in Charlottesville, VA. Jorgen has worked in the financial services industry since 2001.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

Every 2nd Friday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

A History of Christian Muslim Relations
How did we get to today’s dire conflict between Islam & the West?  Relations with Muslim countries have not always been so violent.  But since the medieval period the balance of power has always been at the root of the relationship.  And what about Salafi-jihadism, spawned in the mountains of the Hindu Kush in the 1920s as the old Caliphate fell apart that is the basis of modern Jihadism?  Join us as we try to make sense of it all.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Religion, Science and Spirituality

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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Every 2nd Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:


SSV is a Virginia non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization dedicated to a better informed and involved citizenry. Programs include candidate forums, expert speakers, a wide range of views, real questions, and real answers.

Wednesday, February 8th:  Brittany “Bee” Thorp, Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Local Food Hub, and Kate Collier, co-founder and co-owner of Feast!, a specialty food store with a strong commitment to local food will be the speakers.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org


Socrates Cafe™

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 3:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

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Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group.  Any source if fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the discussion.

Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It’s a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.”  Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions.  To learn more about the concept, visit http://www.philosopher.org

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

                                                                 
February 14th, 9:00-10:30am

Active Shooter Awareness Training                                                                    
What should you do if you find yourself in an active shooter situation?  Sheriff James Brown, Steve Watson, Jim O’Kelly and Allison Farole of Charlottesville/Albemarle TRIAD will tell you how to be prepared and how to respond.  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


Windows 10 Workshop

Every 4th Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 10 and the apps that come with it. He’ll show some of the settings to enhance usability, with a handout for more detail. You’ll also learn some tips and tricks! If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it to the session.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Next Meeting: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates. CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

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Writing for Healing and Growth

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Writing for Pleasure

Every Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

What you have to say matters ... Why not say it in writing?  Come discover and share your best style!  All genres and experience levels welcome. 

Join us for our January Coffeehouse on Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, (regular meetings members only, but coffeehouses are open to all!)

Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free


Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Friday, January 27th at noon: Our first New Year Program Planning (for 2017) meeting!  Open to all who have attended and/or plan to attend in the coming year.  Input and ideas requested by January 20th PM, either by drop-off to our Suggestion Box at Friday’s meeting or send via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

Friday, February 24th at noon: Artist, poet, and writer Joan Z Rough will talk about her journey of wrath, forgiveness, and growth, detailed in her book, Scattering Ashes: A Memoir of Letting Go.  As always, free and open to the public.  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free