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AARP Safe Driver Partner Program

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

Upcoming dates:
August 12,13, 2015; 12:30-4:30pm, or
November 10,11, 2015; 12:30-4:30pm

This refresher course in defensive driving is for those ages 50 and better is offered by AARP.  You will earn a reduction on your automobile insurance upon completion of the two day, 8 hour course—offered 4 different times this year.  The course cost is $15, payable directly to the AARP Driver Safety Instructor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


All Things Digital

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

Next Meeting: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 1:00pm

Details:

Your Library at Home

You don’t have to make a special trip to the library to use many of our services. Librarian Erica Younglove will show you how to request books, download digital copies, receive personalized reading recommendations and more in this workshop - all without having to leave home!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 6, 2015 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.

Apple computers (MacBook Laptops & iMac Desktops) occupy the first hour; Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch the second hour. The first Thursday each month is “Basic” week for people new to their device or planning to get one.

If you are interested in Apple’s Mac computers, MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, or iPods, and want help solving a problem or just learn some new “tricks & tips” please join us. Meeting topics include setting up your device, organizing and using its features. There are discussions of the many applications (Apps) such as Photos, iTunes, Mail, iCloud, iBooks, Maps and surfing the Internet. We also provide assistance on an individual basis to address problems or interests of the group member.

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, September 2, 2015 at 11:00am

Details:

On 1st Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

July 1st book is:  Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult.  The discussion leader is Liliane.  There are 5 copies in the library plus 1 large print and 1 CD.

August 5th - no meeting

September 2nd book is:  Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King, call # 305.896.  Linda is the discussion leader.  There are 2 copies in the library.

The library can always get you a copy of a book through inter-library loan for a $3 mailing charge.

 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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

Fee: free


Charlottesville International Folk Dance

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 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, August 3, 2015 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: Pat Cook (434)973-0799

Fee: free


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

DORIS GELBMAN, ESQ, ELDER LAW ATTORNEY:

NO MEETING IN JULY!

August’s Topic:  ELDER LAW: Why Do I Need A Special Kind Of Lawyer Now That I’m Older?
There’s all kinds of lawyers around, criminal, divorce, bankruptcy, corporate and many more.  In law school, lawyers learn about all those things. Elder Law is a relatively new distinction, one NOT generally taught in most law schools. If you’ve wondered if you might need an elder law attorney, but are not quite sure if that’s appropriate for your concerns, here’s your chance to find out. Come listen to a FREE session with the Senior Center’s monthly speaker, Doris Gelbman, talk about her practice area and what kinds of issues and cases come under the heading “Elder Law”—- bring your questions! Very interactive (but no specific, individual “legal advice” sorry!)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


First Thursday Poetry Group

Every 1st Thursday at 3:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 3:00pm

Details:

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Members and friends are encouraged to bring their own poems or their favorite ones from English language or foreign literature.  Once a month there is an open mike event.  Free. Questions? Contact: Marie Keese, 434-979-1725.

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 434.974.7756

Fee: free


Investment Visions Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 13, 2015 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, August 7, 2015 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 12:30pm-2:30pm
Every 3rd Wednesday at 12:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

Details:

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS

Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd Thursday and 3rd Wednesday. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

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

July’s featured artist is Anne Hopper!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Merrill Lynch Financial Series

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Alternative investments

Jorgen Vik,, Senior Financial Advisor with the SKV Group at Merrill Lynch, will discuss how to complement traditional stocks/bonds/cash portfolios and the pro’s and con’s of these investments.  Free.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

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

Next Meeting: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

                                                                                             
“Freedom, Democracy and Religious Pluralism - a history.”

In the ancient world and ancient Judea, as long as a Republic or Democracy was ruling, they were pluralistic religious societies.  But when major ‘faiths’ of the world came under monarchs, emperors or dictators, the government imposed a monopoly on absolute truth.  But, that was political, nor religious or even philosophical, much like Marx’s ideas in ‘Das Kapital’ were co-opted by the USSR to create a communist police state.  Today, ISIS is co-opting the Koran and 1400 years of Islamic oral tradition, smashing non-Islamic icons and even Mosques that do not conform to their governmental needs, to create an Islamic police state.  However, freedom does not need just one truth.  Oppression does.  Come and join the lively discussion.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

The public is welcome to our meetings at the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 1180 Pepsi Place in Charlottesville — http://www.seniorcenterinc.org.

July 2015:  There will be no meeting — the next meeting in on Wednesday, August 8.

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.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org

Fee: free


Socrates Cafe™

Every 2nd Thursday at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Every 1st Tuesday at 9:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:30am

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


Windows 8.1 Workshop

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

There will be no workshops in July and August; however, one-on-one sessions are offered and available.  If you are interested in the one-on-one sessions please let Bruce know at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Women Who Beat the Odds:

Every Wednesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Details:

A Selection of Women Artists from the Renaissance to the 20th Century
This six-week course will focus on the art of women artists who worked in the 16th through 20th centuries. We will explore the lives and works of a range of artists working in Europe and the U.S., including Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo,  Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler, and many more.  Lectures, short films, and hand-outs will be included.  Participants will be given the chance to analyze works of art and share their views with others.  The instructor is, Leslie Ava Shaw, art educator, independent curator and writer.  Sign up at the Welcome Desk or on line

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator 434.974.7756 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Pay for this event online

Women Who Beat the Odds:

Members $60.00
Guests $70.00


Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Next Meeting: Monday, August 3, 2015 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.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

Pay for this event online

Writing for Healing and Growth

8-week session $30.00


Writing for Pleasure

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

Next Meeting: Friday, August 7, 2015 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. 


July 31st Coffee House, Patsy Asuncion, an American-Philippino writer, educator, and champion of diversity, will conduct a mini-workshop to bring out the poet in you.  She will also tell us more about her latest works, including Cut on the Bias, a collection of poetry exploring issues of racial identity, senseless war, poverty, class consciousness, environmental threats, and love and relationships.  The Coffee House is open to the Public.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free