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Try It Out Tuesday

Every 1st Tuesday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

TIOT_logo Have you recently retired or have retired family members moving to the Charlottesville area? Perhaps you are a new member or thinking about joining—or you just want to learn more about the Senior Center? If so, please join us at 12:00 noon on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch generously donated by Whole Foods and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about the Senior Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Food Trucks

Every 4th Thursday at 11:30am-1:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

We’re kicking off our 2017 food truck series with a perennial favorite—Two Brothers Southwestern Grill!

Coming in February: 106 Street Food

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Food trucks set up in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Pepsi Place. You can eat here (inside or out) or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Hope for Health

Monday, December 19, 2016 at 1:30pm

Details:

This is a series of presentations by Dr. Wes Howard to present clear and helpful information that people can understand and use to make their lives healthier and happier.

Jan 16, 1:30; Jan. 18 6:00 pm
How Not to Die – How to avoid dying from the most common causes of death      This presentation addresses the root causes in our culture that are producing the present epidemic of ill health, making us one of the unhealthiest cultures in the industrialized world.  Dr Wesley Howard will discuss ways to break out of this cycle and move towards regaining health and even reversing diseases. 

Feb. 14th, 1:30-2:30pm, and 5-6:00 pm
The Diet Wars – How to make sense of the confusing information about diets.
This talk discusses why there is so much confusion and contradictory information about the popular diets that claim to promote health.  The pros and cons of these diets will be presented from a medical viewpoing, ending with a clear understanding of what types of food produce optimal health for the human species.  Michael Pollan’s bestselling books on food will be discussed

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Friday, January 27th at noon: Our first New Year Program Planning (for 2017) meeting!  Open to all who have attended and/or plan to attend in the coming year.  Input and ideas requested by January 20th PM, either by drop-off to our Suggestion Box at Friday’s meeting or send via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

Friday, February 24th at noon: Artist, poet, and writer Joan Z Rough will talk about her journey of wrath, forgiveness, and growth, detailed in her book, Scattering Ashes: A Memoir of Letting Go.  As always, free and open to the public.  Coffee provided.  Munchies to share welcomed.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Valentine's Day Cooking Demo

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:

BEE OURS & SAVE THE DATE!                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 1st, 5-6:00pm      

The Dietetic Interns from UVa invite you to join them for a special Valentine’s Day cooking demonstration.  We will be making a Valentine’s Day themed meal and dessert.  Its sure to be a sweet time!

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Grumpy Old Men Doing Shakespeare

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

An all-male cast of 55+ year-olds in conjunction with The Hamner Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors. Inspired by Boomie Pedersen’s research, this production stems from an investigation of aging, the arts, community, and memory. Join in a facilitated and engaging discussion after the performance.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Grand Gala 2017: Moonlight in Paris

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:00pm

Details:

Save the Date!

Our Grand Gala 2017 has us headed to France for “Moonlight in Paris.” This benefit for the Center includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing to the swinging sounds of Big Ray and Kool Kats.

Please click here for more information about tickets, raffles, and event details.

Presented by Virginia National Bank.

Open to all.

Location: The Boar's Head Inn Pavilion - 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Yard Sale

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00pm

Details:


The Senior Center’s Spring Yard Sale is here and everyone is sure to find a much needed treasure!  It all kicks off with the early-bird sale, Friday, March 24, 5 – 7 pm with $5 entrance fee.  Free to all on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm.
We have some great items: luggage, baskets, lamps, fabric, yarn skeins, mirrors, books, pictures, silver, glass ware, hardware, vases, games/puzzles, and too much more to mention! All merchandise is in good condition.  You can help this sale succeed by donating gently used possessions, volunteering your time and shopping the sale. Proceeds help support the Center’s operating budget.


Please note our upcoming sale (dates may be subject to change):
June 16 - 17, 2017


De-clutter and donate items for the Yard Sales:
We gladly accept items that are in good working order and are most beneficial for our program. It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation when those donations help to fund the Center’s operating budget and programs. However, we do need to refuse some items for being non-recyclable or being hazardous. Other times, the item must be refused because it costs more to transport, repair or refurbish than it can be sold. We do not repair broken items, and the disposal of such items takes away from our mission and programs. Please click here for our donation list.  Your opinion is important to us. We invite you to share your comments by calling 434.974.7756. 

Thank you for understanding and donating to the Senior Center!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA

Fee: free