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All Things Digital

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

Next Meeting: Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

ALL THINGS DIGITAL (ATD) is back!
Attaining Health and Fitness Goals through wearable technology.
Monday, December 12, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Come listen to subject matter experts, including Ray Sprouse who has 30 years’ experience in technology, discuss how to select the right wearable (fitness trackers, smart watches and beyond) for your particular needs and goals.  Learn about the differences in current functionality and how to get the most out of your wearable.  Free and 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, December 8, 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, January 4, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

November’s book is: Night by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel.  Try to get this
translation.  Nora is the discussion leader.  There are 7 copies of this translation in the library.

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, December 14, 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, December 12, 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: Jerry Granroth (434) 305-8926

Fee: free


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Taking a break November and December!  Back in the New Year!

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, December 9, 2016 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, December 8, 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, December 16, 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, December 8, 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, January 3, 2017 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 artists for November and December are Julia Kindred and Matalie Deene.  They share their local interest landscapes and subjects in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Money & You With Jorgen Vik

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

  Jorgen Vik, in his series “Money and You,” will discuss::  ‘Year-End Tax Moves’  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, December 9, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All Men.
Religious terrorism is on the rise.  Crime in our cities is now higher than it was 2 centuries ago.  Yet we all long for peace & universal brotherhood.  Why can we not achieve it?  Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has some possible answers, which we will share.  But come prepared to share your ideas of why we commit violence in the name of religion, and why, in spite of our greatest yearnings, we just can’t seem to live in peace with one another. 

About Rabbi Sacks:  An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was recently named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize in recognition of his “exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” Described by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales as “a light unto this nation” and by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as “an intellectual giant”, Rabbi Sacks is a frequent and sought after contributor to radio, television and the press both in Britain and around the world.

Since stepping down as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth – a position he served for 22 years between 1991 and 2013 – Rabbi Sacks has held a number of professorships at several academic institutions including Yeshiva University and King’s College London. He currently serves as the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. Rabbi Sacks has been awarded 17 honorary doctorates including a Doctor of Divinity conferred to mark his first ten years in office as Chief Rabbi, by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 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. For December 14 there will be an annual business meeting just prior to the 1:30pm program, “Unpacking the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Election,” with Democratic and Republican consultants. Speakers will be Jim Hobart, a vice president at the leading Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, and Terry Cooper who is a native of Charlottesville and a veteran opposition researcher for Republican campaigns.

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, December 15, 2016 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, December 13, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Sally Day of Service Dogs of Virginia will discuss 3 places dogs are trained to help humans:

1.  For people in wheelchairs, dogs are trained to open doors, picking up dropped items and much more.
2.  Dogs are trained to help children with autism to calm them down in public places, and when needed.
3.  Dogs can alert Type 1 Diabetics that their blood sugar is dropping.  Sally will also bring at least one dog with her, and explain how they are trained.

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, December 28, 2016 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, December 12, 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, December 9, 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. 

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

Our Coffeehouses for November and December will be combined into one because of the holidays.  We will be welcoming back one of our most popular speakers, Rosalyn Berne, a professor in the field of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at UVA and author of several books, including two on interspecies communications between horses and humans.  She again speaks about this subject and will introduce Waking to Beauty, her follow-up book to When the Horses Whisper.  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

Fee: free