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Fishing Group / Kingfishers

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 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.Our August program will feature a talk by Dan Mahan, Outdoor Recreation Supervisor with the Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department. He will discuss current and planned fishing access in the county.  Free for Members

We will plan a couple of club trips including at least one to our pond focusing on helping new anglers with the basics.  We will have a short fishing lesson and reports of member’s fishing trips. Please join us! Members Free

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall, 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 10, 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.  No meeting in July, but back on August 10th. All Congressional candidates for the Charlottesville and Albemarle areas have been invited to our meeting, including Republican, Democrat, and Independent candidates.  Free and open to the public.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org


Try It Out Tuesday

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 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 (please note that screenings will not be available in August) and a nurse to take blood pressure readings from 10:00am till noon. 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


Senior Council

Every 1st Monday at 1:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


All Things Digital

Every 2nd Monday at 1:00pm-2:15pm

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

Details:

This group will be on vacation July and August.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Tuesday Social Bridge

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 26, 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


Hearing Health

Every 3rd Wednesday at 10:00am-11:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:


New Relief for Annoying Tinnitus

Ringing, swishing, crickets, white noise…anything you hear that really isn’t there is called tinnitus.  Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist and Owner of Evolution Hearing, will review tinnitus, why it happens and new treatment options.  Free and Open to the Public.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Food Trucks

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11:30am

Details:

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.

In July, come check out the offerings from Farm Fresh Fixins, serving up Appalachian-inspired treats. Menu changes depending upon what’s fresh! Recent items included a fried oyster sandwich, pork chop sandwich, chili, Parmesan truffle fries, and flash fried Brussel sprouts. Everyone’s welcome! Says one eater: “Amazing food—no matter what you order you’re going to love it!”

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


Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 10:30am-11:30am
Every Thursday at 3:15pm-4:15pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 3:15pm

Details:

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available.  Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class.  Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures.  Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair.  This class is taught by member Julie Horne.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Swing Dance Lessons

Every Thursday at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

Details:

swing_dancaers Dance Lessons are available free for Center Members. Come join the fun group from Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed.  Club members are great about making sure everyone gets to dance. No registration needed, it’s all free, just show up and have fun. Swing Swap offers free dancing for all levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced.  You can learn a lot by dancing with others in this relaxed atmosphere.  We provide mostly West Coast Swing music, but with a little bit of East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step and even a Waltz.  There is a charge for Guests of the Center of $10 paid at the door..

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Swing Dance Lessons




Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

There will be no class in August, but will resume in September.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


The Good Life Design Collaborative

Every 2nd Tuesday at 9:00am-10:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:


The Good Life Design network is an inter generational collaboration between Seniors & professional caregivers.  Learn more at http://www.GoodLifeDesign.org or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  It offers
monthly educational speakers and a chance to talk with professionals - from health care to home help to government representatives, to find services & life choices that are right for you.

Tuesday, August 9, 9am-10am

Mary Chandler, FNP, MSN, RN of the UVA Hand Center will explain how the Hand Center treats injuries, & diseases of the hand, forearm, shoulder & elbow with either or both therapy & surgery,  with an emphasis on older people & older persons’ diseases such as arthritis. Free and open to the public.

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

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


American Mah Jongg: Beginner Lessons

Every Sunday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

Details:

mah-jongg
mäˈZHäNG,ˌmäˈZHôNG/
noun
A Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular pieces called tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles, as in card games such as gin rummy.

Move up from playing Rummy to Mah Jongg!  Please register at the Welcome Desk or below on line.  Questions? Email or call Joyce Nunge:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (434) 975-5312 (evenings)

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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American Mah Jongg: Beginner Lessons

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Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:30pm

Details:

Learn about the types of long-term care insurance available, how to determine if someone needs and can afford it, what assets can be protected from Medicaid in the state of Virginia, and answers to other question you might have. Join long-term care professionals, Linda Caruthers and Tracy Meade for this informative discussion. Free and open to the public.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


July Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:00pm

Details:

“I scream, You scream, We all scream for Ice Cream” Join us to cool off on a hot day with ice cream with all the fixin’s.  Join your Senior Center “family” for some old fashion fun.
Members, Free

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Summer Art Class (Painting and Drawing) with Mike Uriss

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

Do you prefer drawing, painting (acrylic or oil) or just want to try something new? This 5-week course (Every Tuesday evening in August)  is for you! All levels welcome and the choice is yours.  Instructor Mike Uriss explains and demonstrates the basic precepts that allow you to build upon and develop your own voice. We learn to make art by thinking about our visual experiences, and what is most important about what we see. Bring what supplies you like and bring your sense of humor.

Below is a list of recommended materials. It will suffice for you to begin with what ever is affordable or attainable, then, add materials as needed to support your means level of interest.

• Colors pencils or paints:
    Cool colors
Ultramarine blue, Alizarin crimson, Yellow cadmium light
    Warm colors
Cerulean blue, Cadmium red light, Yellow cadmium medium

If paints, then a tube of flake white (not zinc or titanium)

If drawing, then the list below

• Small kneaded erasure
• White rubber erasure, used for drafting
• Cotton swabs for blending
• Graphite pencils (one each) 4H , 2B, 6B
• One stick of compressed charcoal.
• Canson (brand) Bristol drawing paper, 96 Lb, 11” x 14” 
• A small mirror – approx. 8” x 10” 
• A good pencil sharpener or X-acto knife

If oil painting, then the list below

• Filbert bristle brushes: #2, #4, #6
• Wooden palette
• Palette knife
• Palette cups w/ lids
• Paper towels
• Small container and OMS (odorless mineral spirits – solvent)
• Pad of canvas paper, or canvas boards no smaller the 11” x 14”, not larger that 16” x 20”
• Small bottle of linseed or stand oil

Please note: professional–grade quality materials are not necessary for beginners, but if you think you may continue painting after the class (and we hope you do), then invest in mid-grade or better paints and brushes. Better brushes cost a bit more, but if you take good care of them, they’ll last a long time.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Summer Art Class (Painting and Drawing) with Mike Uriss

Members $48.00
Guests $60.00


Recorder Lessons

Every Thursday at 10:00am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

NEW MUSICAL OPPORTUNITY!
Begins August 4th

Learn the recorder, make music, and have fun! Gary Porter, longtime musician and teacher in the American Recorder Society, shares her love of the recorder and the music you can make with it.

No experience is necessary, new members to the group are accepted at any time. Reading treble clef is a plus, but not required to begin. Students will use a soprano recorder with C fingering to begin, and lessons from the Suzuki Recorder School. The lesson book will be augmented with appropriate recorder solos and duets. As players gain experience, tenor and alto recorders may be used as well. Students will play a variety of music, learning proper breathing skills, beautiful expression, and good intonation. There is a one-time fee of $15, payable to the instructor on the day of your first class. This fee includes a soprano recorder and lesson book. (Fees can be waived if necessary; talk to Gary.)

Call the Welcome Desk at (434) 975-7756 or register here for class. The one time fee is payable to the instructor on the first day you attend class.

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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Recorder Lessons

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Ageless Grace

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Take your pick of class times August 11th, 9:00 – 10:00 am or 1:00-2:00 pm

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40’s big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor!

A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.  What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise.  Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital. 

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  Open to the Public

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:

Susan Patrick is back with another great abstract class series!  This workshop is an introduction to the series of 8 classes. Due to space requirements this workshop is limited to 10, so sign up early!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator, 434.974.7756, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop

Workshop - Members $10.00
Workshop - Guests $15.00


Yard Sale

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:


Come one; come all to the Senior Center end of summer yard sale! We have a little bit of everything to turn into your treasure. It all kicks off with an early-bird sale on Friday, August 26 from 5:00–7:00 pm.  Admission is $5 at the door. On Saturday, August 27, doors open at 8:00 am and close at 1:00 pm, with free admission.
You’ll find books, home décor, kitchenware and utensils, glassware, serve ware, dishes, knick knacks, artwork, puzzles, jewelry, games, silver and much, much more!  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 sales:
December 2-3, 2016


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


Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

Every Friday at 12:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:30pm

Details:


Starts September 16. In this series of classes, students will develop abstract composition skills, learn the characteristics and techniques of acrylic paint and incorporate principles of design with this medium. Students will abstract an object, draw it several times and paint with different techniques and color schemes.  Techniques and topics include, but are not limited to: masking, washes, stencils, sgraffito, scumble, impressionism or pointillism, underpainting and washes, collage paint and independent painting.  Class goals are for students to develop critical composition skills, learn various techniques and begin to develop their own personal painting styles. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online. Due to space requirements, class is limited to 10, so sign up early!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

Members $65.00
Guests $75.00