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Bingo

Every Friday at 10:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:30am

Details:

Good fun, and nobody walks away empty-handed—small prizes are awarded. Donations accepted to support continuation of service. Organized in partnership with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
CANCELED FRIDAY, MARCH 11, DUE TO YARD SALE

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Bowling Club

Every Wednesday at 10:00am-11:30am
Every Tuesday at 9:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Senior Center members are invited to join a team and bowl weekly during the bowling seasons scheduled at Kegler’s.  If you are interested in joining or being a substitute, call Howard Ellis, League President at 434-361-1954.  Fee:  Kegler’s Lane fees apply.  Must be age 50 or better.

Location: Offsite at Kegler's Lanes, Charlottesville


Bunko

Every 1st & 3rd Monday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

Strictly speaking, Bunko is a dice game played in rounds.  In reality, it’s a rowdy good time!  The game keeps people moving and switching partners for each round of play, so it’s a great way to meet, mix, mingle … and laugh out loud!  No experience needed—join us anytime!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Clarece Edson (434)293-2817


Canasta

Every Wednesday at 12:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00pm

Details:

canastaThis group traces its origins back to 1991, when the Senior Center opened on Pepsi Place. Our game consists of four decks of cards, similar to “Samba.” We are a friendly and sociable group and all look forward to this weekly good time; some even go out to dinner together after the game. New members are always welcome—and we’re happy to teach anyone who wants to learn.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Brenda Steigman, Program Leader (434)973-7302


Charlottesville International Folk Dance

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 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


Chess

Every Monday at 12:30pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

chessA wonderful activity to exercise the brain! Men and women of all skill levels who know the fundamentals of the game are welcome. Instruction is available when the group has a participant comfortable with this role.  Mondays from 12:30-4:00pm.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Co-ed Poker

Every Wednesday at 12:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00pm

Details:

In addition to the luck and skill associated with other card games, acting skills are important in poker—good bluffers can win even with a bad hand. The concentration required to calculate the odds of improving one’s hand while keeping a poker face and interpreting other players’ expressions and body language provides excellent mental stimulation. In our animated games, you risk losing pride, not money! 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Dominoes

Every Wednesday at 9:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

Come relearn this classic game if you’ve forgotten. Dominoes are believed to have originated in China in the 12th century, though Egyptian or Arabian origins are also theorized. Dominoes appeared in Italy in the early 18th century, and spread to the rest of Europe throughout the 1700s, becoming one of the most popular games in family parlors and pubs alike

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Duplicate Bridge

Every Thursday at 12:30pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

A group of serious Duplicate Bridge players who play intense rounds of bridge all afternoon. For assistance finding a partner, call the Program Leader. (A guest may substitute for a member who is unavailable.)

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Ken Marino 434-906-5223 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Duplicate Bridge Forum

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4:00pm

Details:

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


Ladies Poker

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:


It is a Ladies Only game!  Come join this new friendly, fun group of ladies and bring your best poker face!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Jean Zoumbaris 434-990-6063


Line Dancing

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Every Friday at 2:30pm-3:30pm
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Every Friday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

Details:

FUN-TIME LINE DANCING


If you love to dance and want to have fun and exercise physically and mentally, this is for you. This group cares more about having fun than the accuracy of steps.

Beginners Classes:  Fridays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Advanced Classes:  Fridays at 2:30 pm and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00


Mah-Jongg

Every Wednesday at 12:00pm-4:00pm
Every Sunday at 1:00pm-5:00pm
Every Friday at 9:00am-12:00pm
Every Monday at 1:30pm-4:30pm
Every Tuesday at 12:00am-12:00am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00pm

Details:

At Center, we play both the simple and the advanced versions of the U.S. adaptation of the 19th century Chinese game Ma Chiang.  Mah-Jongg, patented in 1920 by Joseph P. Babcock, uses rules of Western card games and incorporates features of the Chinese game.  If you know how to play, or would like to learn this challenging game that requires a fair amount of luck, join us! Observers welcome. Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm (American),  Mondays, 1:30–4:30 p.m, (Western),Wednesdays, 12:30–4:00 p.m.  Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–noon (American).  All levels of players are welcome at any session.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Member Social

Every Monday at 2:30pm-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 2:30pm

Details:

Enjoy light refreshments and laughter, companionship, and great stories as members get acquainted, promote programs, and discuss life events. Option to meet later for early-bird specials at a local restaurant. Free social; dinner on your own

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Men's Poker

Every Tuesday at 12:00pm-4:00pm
Every Thursday at 12:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:00pm

Details:

In addition to the luck and skill associated with other card games, acting skills are important in poker—good bluffers can wine even with a bad hand. The concentration required to calculate the odds of improving one’s hand while keeping a poker face and interpreting other players’ expressions and body language provides excellent mental stimulation. In our animated games, you risk losing pride, not money!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Party Bridge

Every Thursday at 9:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

A multi-table contest in which participants compete against a field of pairs playing Contract Bridge. There is much lively interaction as pairs move to different tables for different rounds of play.  Members interested in playing but in need of a partner: leave your name at the front desk. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Pinochle

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

About 20 years ago, the founding members played by different rules, so they created their own version of “house rules”.  The numbers grew and play shifted from two decks, to four, to three, and now five! We welcome those new to the game and those with renewed interest—it’s easy and we are ready to show you how. Come observe or join in!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Dorothy Richards 434-973-5713

Fee: free


Scrabble

Every Sunday at 1:00pm-5:00pm
Every Wednesday at 1:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Challenge your mind while enjoying a relaxing afternoon of conversation and play. Join us once or twice per week.  All skill levels welcome.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Senior Golf Group

Every Monday at 7:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:30am

Details:

Mondays, through October 2016.

Group meets at Meadow Creek Golf Course in Pen Park. Walk, ride, play the back nine or go for a full eighteen!  Come enjoy meeting new players or old friends while taking in the fresh air and beautiful scenery.  We try to match players of similar ability and no one takes the game too seriously.  To speed up play and for the benefit of all players, please review the rules of Ready Golf before participating.  Watch the website for monthly starter contact information and other details.  A bi-annual meeting will be held in May and October.

Season fee applies, plus greens fees.  Optional:  pay $25/season for handicapping Keep Swinging at Meadowcreek Golf Course.  Assigned foursomes will start play between 7:30AM and 9:30AM.  Cost of play determined by the Pro Shop.  If you are interested in coming out to play, call Wally Downs 973-6510 or Tommy Clark at 973-3667.

Open to all.

Location: Meadowcreek Golf Course


Senior Softball: The Retreads

Every Tuesday, Thursday at 9:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

       
2016 Season began in March and will continue through October 2016.

Warm ups at 10:00am, scrimmage at 10:30am.  Get out your softball shoes and glove and have a ball! The Retreads welcome all fitness and experience levels, as long as you’re 55+ (men) or 40+ (women). Most players are 65+.  We believe in teamwork—sluggers can request a runner to cover the bases!  There is a $25 fee payable to the Retreads that helps to pay for equipment, awards, web site and other expenses.  For more information visit their website http://www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Fee: free


Singles Schmooze

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

Whether you are single by choice or by circumstance, here’s an opportunity to socialize over food and music with a goal of finding new friends. Light fare, lively conversation, and dancing. BYOB (beer and wine only).  The Schmooze group will eat out the Second Tuesday of the month. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Singles Schmooze

per week - members (is not applicable for 2nd Wednesday restaurant dining) $6.00
per week- guest (lst time 6 if with a member) $10.00


Sunday Afternoon Movie

Every Sunday at 1:30pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

These movies were requested by our Sunday movie group. Please note that movies are subject to change!

October 2 - The Sting -1973 ‧ Drama/Action ‧ 2h 9m
Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw).

October 9 - High Society -1956 ‧ Romance/Musical ‧ 1h 51m
Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbor, socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly), however Tracy is engaged to another man (John Lund). Matters are complicated even further when a magazine reporter (Frank Sinatra), in town to cover Tracy’s wedding, also winds up falling for the beautiful bride-to-be.

October 16 - The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music - 2015 ‧ Drama film/Music ‧ 1h 38m
Agathe, the eldest daughter of a famous musical family, overcomes obstacles to pursue a career in music in the United States.

October 23 - Arsenic and Old Lace - 1944 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 58m
Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts (Josephine Hull, Jean Adair), disturbed uncle (John Alexander), and homicidal brother (Raymond Massey), he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

October 30Billy: The Early Years -  2008 ‧ Biography/Drama ‧ 1h 38m
The film recounts the story of the world-renowned evangelist, Billy Graham, played by Armie Hammer, creating a portrayal of Billy’s life from the mid-1930s to the late 1940s when Billy Graham finds himself speaking in his famous Los Angeles crusade.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Bridge players at all skill levels are welcome to join the easy-going atmosphere. No partner needed. To reserve a seat, contact Edith Kelly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call her at (434) 964-1218.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free