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All Things Digital

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

Next Meeting: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Dr. Karen Rheuban, Medical Director and Mr. David Cattell-Gordon, Administrative Director of the UVA Telemedicine Office, will come to the Senior Center to talk about all things telemedicine. Free and open to the community.

woman using laptop

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 4, 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


Beginner's Drawing Class - evening

Every Tuesday at 6:00pm-8:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

Details:

For 30 years art instructor Mike Uriss has been teaching the basic precepts that have equipped artists for centuries.  In this six-week, relaxed, no-pressure course, learn techniques as simple as how to hold a pencil in order to get the best results for modeling, shading, and highlighting a drawing, and learn how to establish atmosphere and mood. The recommended list of supplies is as follows:

Graphite pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, 2H (one of each)

Kneaded erasure (one)

Drawing paper (one pad, no smaller than 11” x 14”, no larger than 16"x20”)

Stick of compressed charcoal (one)

White charcoal pencil (optional)

Toned paper (various colors and sizes—optional)

Color pencils (various colors—optional)

White hard rubber erasure (optional)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Beginner's Drawing Class - evening

Members $48.00
Guests $60.00


Bridge for Beginners

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 2, 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, May 3, 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, May 1, 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


Dollars and Sense

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Dollars and cents.

Led by Jill McCollum, professor and OLLI instructor, participants will learn how to be more mindful regarding the Earth and our well-being. Participants will learn how to save time, money, and space. Many innovative tips and ideas will be covered. There will be time for questions and sharing. Everyone needs to bring a copy of a joke or cartoon. This will be an informative and light-hearted session. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

More On Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: Beyond the Basics

Why do I need an estate plan? Many people have no idea of the complications that can arise when they fail to plan where their “stuff” goes when they die. It can cost a great deal of money—in attorney’s fees, taxes, interest, fines, and other expenses. What’s the difference between a will and a trust? How do I avoid probate? Find out more than just the basics and gain a better understanding of your own needs to plan for the future transfer of your property. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Drawing on Location Art Class

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

Next Meeting: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Susan Patrick is offering an eight-week drawing program that will help you become comfortable and skillful in drawing from direct observation in public. You will gain an understanding of perspective in drawing; skills in drawing landscapes, buildings and people, and an understanding of pleasing compositions. There are only 12 spaces for this class. Payment required when registering. There will be no class on May 5th.

The first three classes will be spent in the classroom. You will study aerial, one point, and two ping perspective. You will draw from branches and drawings of trees. You will study figure drawing, working from class models. This class will cover contour and gesture drawing and composition. At this point, we will leave the classroom to draw in selected spaces—in the Senior Center, Grit Cafe downtown, IX Park, Riverview Park, and Jefferson Regional Library downtown.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Drawing on Location Art Class

Guests $75.00
Members $65.00


Duplicate Bridge Forum

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 4, 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


Investment Visions Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 11, 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, May 5, 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, May 11, 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


Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Tracy Meade returns to discuss updated information on long term-care insurance. Learn about the types, how to determine if someone needs and can afford it, and what assets can be protected from Medicaid in Virginia and more. Questions encouraged. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Meet the Grays

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

Jill McCollum, professor and OLLI instructor teaches you how to identify four birds by their look and behavior—how they fly, what they eat, when they eat, the shape of their beak, and their unique call. Learn why birds are important and what we can do for them. Bring a notebook, pen, and your curiosity. Door prizes! Free and open to the community.

A gray bird.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Money & You With Jorgen Vik

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

  Jorgen Vik, in his series “Money and You,” will discuss :
If I could teach my grandchild one thing about money!
Jorgen will lead an open discussion/forum where the attendees share freely the single most important money lesson they would like to pass on to others. Free and open to the community.

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, May 12, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Why Did Rome Fall?

Gibbon, in his book “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, believes it was simply that Christianity was a “wimpy religion”, so Rome lost its muscular civic values. Others say that Rome was Satan Himself, so the Fall of Rome was a triumph for Christian moral values. Neither is true, but the reverberations of Rome and its aftermath still affect us today. What really happened? Bring your own ideas and join in the discussion. Free and open to the community.

Roman ruins in Italy.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

The mission of SSV, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational and advocacy organization, is to enable seniors to identify and articulate their viewpoints on the issues affecting all citizens of Virginia, to encourage knowledge of and active participation in the legislative process of government, and to disseminate information about the social, governmental, and educational institutions that offer support and assistance.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORT

The senators and delegates representing Charlottesville and Albemarle are invited to report on the outcome of the 2017 session of the General Assembly. The event is 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, May 4, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

socrates_cafe
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 9, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

Several healthy meals.
                                                 
Rita Smith, Registered Dietitian with Sentara Martha Jefferson will discuss nutritious meals for older adults that are easy to prepare, yet tasty and fun to eat. Free and open to the community.

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: Wednesday, May 24, 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, May 1, 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, April 28, 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.  Weekly “Writing for Pleasure” meetings are members only, but monthly coffeehouses are open to all.

The speaker for the April Coffeehouse will be Tony Vanderwarker, former “ad man” and lively author of several novels and non-fiction works, including “I’m Not From the South But I Got Here As Fast As I Could” and “Writing With the Master” (Grisham!). As always, free and open to the communities. Coffee provided. Munchies to share welcomed.

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, April 28, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

The speaker for the April Coffeehouse will be Tony Vanderwarker, former “ad man” and lively author of several novels and non-fiction works, including I’m Not From the South But I Got Here As Fast As I Could and Writing With the Master (Grisham!). As always, free and open to the communities.  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free