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Bingo

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

Next Meeting: Friday, July 28, 2017 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.

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: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:00am

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


Bridge for Beginners

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Novice and “rusty” players are paired with experienced mentor players. Players are encouraged to ask for help with bidding and “play of the hand” in a relaxed, informal setting. Players typically stay for Tuesday Social Bridge.
For more information, contact program leader Marcia at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Bunko

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

Next Meeting: Monday, August 7, 2017 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 11:30am-3:30pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

canastaThis group traces its origins back to 1991, when the Senior Center opened on Pepsi Place. Our game consists of five decks of cards, similar to “Hand and Foot Canasta”.  We are a friendly and sociable group and all look forward to this weekly good time. New members are always welcome—and we’re happy to teach anyone who wants to learn. We can play with 2, 3, 4, or 6 player.  You do not need a partner.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Jean Foss, Program Leader, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (434) 973-3709


Charlottesville International Folk Dance

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 26, 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


Chess

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

Next Meeting: Monday, July 24, 2017 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, July 26, 2017 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, July 26, 2017 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, July 27, 2017 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, August 3, 2017 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


Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Every 1st Wednesday at 9:30am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

kingfishers A co-ed group of anglers, from novice to expert, that meets monthly to share information and ideas, learn from guest speakers, and make plans for fun and skill development opportunities. Members of the group lead a variety of fishing trips, near and far, in search of a variety of fish.  The club maintains a pond in Free Union for the use of members and guests, and offers fishing instruction to new anglers. 

For the August meeting, Officer Jacob Chaffin will talk about the efforts of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to keep people using the outdoors on the straight and narrow.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall, 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949


Informal Ping Pong Play

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 3:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

NEW! Informal Ping Pong play beginning on May 10th

Ping Pong table, paddle, and ball.

We’ve got the ping pong table, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center


Ladies Poker

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 3, 2017 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, July 26, 2017 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 1:00pm-4:00pm
Every Sunday at 1:00pm-5:00pm
Every Friday at 9:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

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, July 24, 2017 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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 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, July 27, 2017 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


Scrabble

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

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 23, 2017 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 8:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:00am

Details:

Mondays, April 3rd through October 31, 2017

Senior golf is played every Monday morning on the front nine at Meadowcreek Golf Course in Pen Park. Walk or ride. 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.

Tee times start at 8:00 AM in April but get earlier as the weather gets warmer.

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 is determined by the Pro Shop. If you are interested in coming out to play, please call Tom Roberts at 434.202.0131.

Open to all.

Location: Meadowcreek Golf Course


Senior Softball: The Retreads

Every Tuesday, Thursday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

       
2017 Season began in March and will continue through October 2017.

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, July 25, 2017 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


Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 4:00pm

Details:

Begins May 3rd!
Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Sunday Afternoon Movie

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

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

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


July 16: The Bishop’s Wife
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

July 23: The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
An wise old Christian man imparts Biblical truths to three boys during the summer of 1970.

July 30: Trouble Along the Way
Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, a football coach finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying to bring back to football respectability.

August 6 The Martian  2015 Abandoned on the surface of Mars after his crew concludes that he perished in a dust storm, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive the planet’s harsh environment—despite having only 28 days of supplies left.

August 13 Grace Unplugged  2013 Every Sunday, 18-year-old Grace performs at church with her ex-rock star father, but she longs to share her talent with the rest of the world. Heading for the bright lights of Los Angeles, she soon must choose between stardom and faith.

August 20 His Girl Friday 1940 Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is about to get hitched to dull insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy)—that’s if her ex-husband, ruthless newspaper publisher Walter Burns (Cary Grant), doesn’t succeed in winning her back.

August 27 The Way We Were  1973 Sociopolitical opposites attract in director Sydney Pollack’s wistful, Oscar-winning tearjerker about an outspoken political crusader named Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) who finds herself drawn to glib golden boy Hubbell Gardner (Robert Redford). Despite their differences, the improbable couple eventually ties the knot, but a move to Tinseltown and the firestorm surrounding the 1950s blacklist unravel the marriage.Cast: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman,

September 3 Rules Don’t Apply 2016 When Southern beauty Marla Mabrey arrives in Hollywood to work for Howard Hughes, his driver, Frank Forbes, meets her at the airport. Sparks fly immediately between the two, but dating among the billionaire’s employees is strictly prohibited.  Cast: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich

September 10 The Jane Austin Book Club  2007 Six book club members find their lives resemble a modern-day version of Jane Austen’s novels in this drama. For starters, Sylvia’s (Amy Brenneman) husband of 20-plus years has walked out, Bernadette (Kathy Baker) seeks Mr. Right, and married Prudie (Emily Blunt) dreams of other men. Then there’s lonely dog-breeder Jocelyn (Maria Bello); Allegra (Maggie Grace), who has issues with her girlfriend; and Grigg (Hugh Dancy), the sole male in the club.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Tuesday Social Bridge offers 3-4 tables of relaxed and 4-5 tables of competitive, but NOT duplicate bridge. Players change tables and partners after 4 hands of play at each table.
No partner needed. No reservation needed. This program is open to ALL bridge players regardless of skill level. Assistance and accommodations are available for players with physical and memory challenges.
For more information contact Marcia at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free