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All Things Digital

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

Next Meeting: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

The Mac Photo app and Picasa 3 for Windows will be demonstrated by Tom Cross and Bruce Saunders.  These free apps allow one to organize their pictures and do picture editing.  Pictures can be imported from your camera or phone and then uploaded to share online.  After the demos there will be time to discuss the future of this group

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


American Maj Jongg: Beginner Lessons

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Move up from playing Rummy to Mah Jongg!  Please register at the Front Desk.  Questions? Email or call Joyce Nunge:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (434) 975-5312 (evenings)

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 11, 2016 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, March 2, 2016 at 11:00am

Details:

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

February 3 Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya.  The discussion leader is Alice.  There are 2 copies in the library.

March 2   Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande.  Turk is the discussion leader.  There are 19 copies in the library plus 2 large print and one downloadable video recording.

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, February 10, 2016 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, February 8, 2016 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


Do-It-Yourself Workshop Series

Monday, February 22, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Don’t miss the first workshop on February 22- It’s Electric! Join handyman, Bobby Crews for this interactive, hands-on session. You will learn how to replace a light switch and an electrical outlet. Plus, there will be time for Q & A.
Stay tuned for more workshops at 10 am on the 4th Monday of each month (through May). March’s topic – plumbing! Free to members; no registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Dog Talk

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Sundays, February 21st, March 20th, and April 24th, 1:30-2:30pm

Come join us for group discussions about dogs and things pertaining to their well being.  Dogs are welcome and must be leashed.  Please sign up at the Welcome Desk.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

DORIS GELBMAN, ESQ, ELDER LAW ATTORNEY:

Life Planning for Older Adults: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives
Find out what every adult should know – and put in place - to ensure property and healthcare decisions are carried out as you wish when you grow older. Learn how to dispose of your property when you die, avoiding (not evading!) taxes and probate

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


First Thursday Poetry Group

Every 1st Thursday at 3:00pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 3, 2016 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, February 11, 2016 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, February 19, 2016 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, February 11, 2016 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 1st Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 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.  The featured artist for November/December is Marion Hansen.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Merrill Lynch Financial Series

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Jorgen Vik, Senior Financial Advisor with the SKV Group at Merrill Lynch, will discuss how to select funds. traditional mutual funds, ETFs, closed-end funds, UITs – how do you know which is right for you? 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

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

Next Meeting: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

                                                         
Corruption in the Vatican
When Pope Francis took office, the Vatican was as corrupt as it was just before Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the Wittenberg Castle Church door.  Today the Reformer is not an outsider but Pope Francis himself.  And the war is between the Papacy & the Curia.  But it is a war that will determine the future of the Church.  Will the Catholic Church of the 21st Century be a more open, honest & streamlined operation?  Or will it be business as usual as Francis is forced to resign – or worse?  The Italian Police Organized Crime Division has expressed fears for Francis’ life. Come hear the details

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Roses are Red..Or Pink..Or Yellow

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Dr. Rose Sgarlat Myers, Master Gardener and Senior Center Rose Garden Coordinator, will discuss the rose garden project at the Senior Center.  Learn about the different species that grow there.  You will also get useful tips on how to care for roses and the proper tools needed.  Following the presentation, you will step outside for a tour of the garden.  No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

SSV

Guest Speaker for February 10:
Ann Battle Macheras, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, vice president of the Research Department’s Regional Economics Division.

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


Socrates Cafe™

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

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 9, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:


How to Deal with Medical Emergencies: When should you call 911 & hand yourself over to rescue personnel or go to an urgent care clinic, or wait to go to your regular doctor?  If you call the rescue squad, where will they find medical information, DNRs, advance medical directives, etc.? When you get to hospital, how long should you expect to wait before being treated?  What do they mean when they designate your condition as a level I, II or III emergency? Dr. William Brady, Emergency Medicine at UVA Medical Center, & Medical Director for Albemarle County Fire & Rescue personnel will answer these concerns & any others you may have.  Free.
Good Life Design Collaborative

The Good Life Design network is an intergenerational collaboration between Seniors & professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  It offers
monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services & 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


Watercolor for January and February

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Watercolor for January-February: All Levels. 5 sessions (Tuesdays January 12, 19, 26, February 2 and 9, from 2:00-4:00pm)

Jane Skafte’s workshops are intended for all levels, from beginners to those with some previous experience and a knowledge of basic watercolor painting techniques.

Art is a thing of the imagination. The way to become a good painter is to practice, practice, practice. The way to make beautiful paintings is to understand the fundamentals of good design. During the weeks together I hope to share my approach to good design; a review of the elements and principles of design, value patterns, and color theory; and some aids, such as the use of a view finder, to the process of transforming an idea, or the still life before us, into a composition; and some tips on turning that composition into a finished watercolor painting.

I will provide a still life setup and photographs as possible subject matter or you may work from your sketches or other reference material.

I give individual attention and suggest possible solutions to problems that may develop.  The sharing of experience, working methods, and the exchange of ideas between participants is one of the most positive aspects of artists getting together to paint.

Register and make payment online or at the Front Desk.

Watercolor supplies
Tubes of paint: get the best brand that you can afford,  Cotman (student grade Windsor and Newton) is OK but you will have better results with professional grade (for example, Daler-Rowney, Holbein). This list is a suggestion, so ok to substitute.
Cadmium Red medium
Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Sienna
Paynes Gray
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Indigo
Sap green
W & N Masking Fluid

Brushes
#6, #12 Round synthetic (Princeton series synthetic or similar)
1” or larger flat brush
Optional brushes that are helpful: fan brush, liner.
Inexpensive round brush that can be used for masking fluid (be sure that it comes to a tip for detailing)

Paper
sheets* of 22 x 30” 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. ~ Or a watercolor block, 12"x16” or similar, which eliminates the need for sheets and a drawing board ~
Small sketch pad 3”x 5” to test colors and do thumbnail sketches 60-80 lb.
Helpful: drawing board that is larger than your paper size, masonite or gatorfoam board. *The sheet of 22” x 30” can be torn in half or quarters and can be stretched on drawing board.*

2B Pencil
Kneaded Eraser
Palette: Something with a white base is best. Can be a china plate if you don’t want to buy a traditional watercolor palette.
Roll of tape. Can be masking tape or gummed artist tape.
Sponge and 2 water receptacles.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Watercolor for January and February

Members $48.00
Guests $60.00


Windows Workshop

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 10 and then answer any questions that you have.  Features and setup will be covered and there will be a handout for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  If you have a laptop, bring it to the session.  Free for members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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


Wine Club

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

wine_clubThe focus is on fun as we cultivate knowledge and appreciation of wines, grape varietals, food pairings, and vineyards, with an emphasis on regional wineries. Meetings at the Center alternate with special lunch or dinner meetings at restaurants or wineries, or at members’ homes. Already an expert wine taster? We’ll introduce you to some new wines and other wine lovers.

The Bonefish Grill has planned an exciting experience for us. We will enjoy pairings of wine and a fabulous sampling of Bonefish specialties. The indulgent menu includes three different appetizers for everyone to sample, three proteins, and family style sides.  You will enjoy sharing plates with a sample of each protein.  A wine representative is also coming who will describe and pair the wine for us. 

Appetizers:  Bang Bang Shrimp, Wagyu Beef and Ginger Dumplings, and Calamari,

Main course: Wood grilled Atlantic salmon with lemon butter, Crab crusted Orange Roughy (sweet, white, flaky fish, dusted with garlic bread crumbs and crab), Wood grilled sirloin. 

Sides:  Garlic whipped potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Dessert:  A small chocolate macadamia nut brownie for each person. 

Must Register: by Friday, February 5th.  Register by phoning Jean Foss at   973- 3709.  You will pay at the event.  All Senior Center members are invited to attend. 

Bonefish Grill, is at 269 Conner Drive, Charlottesville VA 22911.  This is across the street (29N) from Forest Lakes in the Hollymead Town Center near Target.

 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: JoAnn Perkins 434.823.4987 or Jean Foss (434) 973-3709


Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Next Meeting: Monday, February 8, 2016 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

RSVP for this event online

Writing for Healing and Growth

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Writing for Pleasure

Every Friday at 12:00pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, February 12, 2016 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. 

Upcoming Coffeehouses for Writing for Pleasure:  To Be Announced, stay tuned…
Monthly Coffee House is open to the public.

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free