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All Things Digital

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Internet Service Providers promise speed.  Do they deliver, and how much speed do you need?  What about streaming TV?  What delays downloading web pages?  Is home WiFi as fast as a cable to your computer?  Brad Robbins of QuickFixGeek.com will have the answers

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 5, 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


Art Lecture: Arshile Gorky: Loving Son, Armenian Refugee, American Master

Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

Join art educator, Leslie Ava Shaw, for a fascinating look into the life and art of Arshile Gorky, born Asdonic Adoian, in Armenia in the early 20th century when the country of his birth became victimized by the Ottoman Turks, and as a result, he and his people were forced to leave their homeland.  His own mother died of starvation in his arms, and over a period of 10 years, he created two paintings based on a photograph he carried with him throughout his life.  The traumatic experiences he suffered as an adolescent combined with the efforts of his mother to teach him about his cultural heritage have made Gorky one of the most fascinating artists in the history of American art. Gorky, who was mainly self-taught, is a key player in the development of modern art.  He shared a studio with another immigrant, Willem De Kooning in New York City and was there to both witness and create the extraordinary story of an American art that forever changed concepts and approaches to painting.  A great admirer of Picasso, Gorky’s art became the bridge between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.  While his early work was more figurative, his mature style became much more abstract, with its content rooted in his personal passions and struggles. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Art Lecture: Arshile Gorky: Loving Son, Armenian Refugee, American Master

Members $12.00
Guests $15.00


Book Group

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:00am

Details:

May 4 Rock With Wings by Anne Hillerman. .  “Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter”. Deborah is the discussion leader.  There are 5 copies in the library plus a book on CD.

June 1 The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.  There are 9 copies in the library plus one in large print.  Susan is the discussion leader.

July 6 No meeting.

 

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, May 11, 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, May 9, 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, May 23, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Got lemons? Got vinegar? Learn some fun basic household tips. Free to members; no registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Advocating for Friends or Family Members in Healthcare Settings
Often, a sick or frail person is unable to make appropriate decisions about their own care. When that happens, another must do it for them. More seriously, some facilities are just not delivering the care they are supposed to be providing. When that happens, a friend or family member may have to step into the breach and deal with healthcare professionals. How do you pick a provider or facility? What’s the best way to deal with providers who fail to take proper care of your friend or relative? When does Medicare or other insurance pay? What’s a “care plan”? How do we get help with paying or even understanding what this billing is all about? What rights do patients and long term care residents have and how do I protect them? What other resources are available?  All this and much, much more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Investment Visions Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 12, 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, May 6, 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, May 12, 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, July 5, 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 May?June is Windy Payne.  Windy resides in Troy, Virginia and has been an artist all of her life.  She teaches watercolor and acrylic classes.  She is a member of the Fluvanna Art Association and the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Money & You with Jorgen Vik

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Jorgen Vik, in his series “Money and You,” will discuss the Pros and Cons of International Investing.  Free and Open to the Public

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

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

Next Meeting: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Should Personal Religion be a Factor When Electing a President?

Our Founding Fathers were not traditionally religious.  Eisenhower had Jehovah’s Witnesses in his background.  Yet voters were fearful of Kennedy’s Catholicism.  Today a Muslim could probably not become President.  And what about a Jewish president?  But without identifying Candidates with a traditional religion how do we know if a candidate has a code of ethics?  Come join the discussion.  Free & open to 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-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

“SSV” May 11th’s topic is the General Assembly Legislative Report by area legislators.

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, May 12, 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, May 10, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:


The Good Life Design network is an inter generational 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.

Our educational presentation for May 10th will be: “Understanding Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders”, presented by Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. No registration required, just come!

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

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 Workshop

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 25, 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))


Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 9, 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

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Writing for Pleasure

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

Next Meeting: Friday, May 6, 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 Coffeehouse for Writing for Pleasure:
Friday, May 27, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“Stories: Societies’ Superglue”
Teacher, librarian, and Writing for Pleasure regular, Barbara Webber, will talk about the importance of stories and storytelling, both historically and in today’s world. Included will be stories that have been her favorites and that have had great influence in her life, as well as some of her own delightful works. She will also present ideas for how we can write our own stories.

Monthly Coffee House is free and open to the public.

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free