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Travel Buddy Networking

Every Wednesday 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 5:00pm

Details:

Why travel alone when you can go with a friend? Here’s your opportunity to meet others who are interested in visiting local sites and attractions. We connect each month to make plans for upcoming weeks.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free


Lectures: Old Dominion Lecture & Day-Trip Series

Every Wednesday 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

This year, our Old Dominion series takes us to historical sites all across our beautiful state. It’s a fantastic way to experience Virginia history—attend each month’s FREE talk, then travel with us to the spots where history happened! Join us at the Senior Center every second Wednesday for a FREE presentation, then sign up for the related day-trip. This year’s destinations include: the Sailor’s Creek & Appomattox Civil War sites; George Washington’s Mount Vernon; Fredericksburg’s 3 Revolutionary War-era museums; Staunton’s Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Library; Bealeton’s Flying Circus Airshow; numerous sites across Mosby’s Confederacy; and the Yorktown Battlefield! Speakers include U.Va. professor & George Washington biographer Edward G. Lengel, Woodrow Wilson historian Judd Bankert, and award-winning Virginia historian Rick Britton.
• Day-Trips - Depart from the Senior Center and return between 5:3o & 6:3o pm (unless otherwise noted). All the tours require walking.

——————————APRIL——————————
• Lecture - Wed. April 8th - 6:oo pm – Albemarle Boys in the Appomattox Campaign (Rick Britton) – Albemarle boys served in every branch of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia during his 1865 retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox Court House. They shouldered infantry muskets, manned artillery pieces, and rode in the much-diminished Virginia cavalry. Rick Britton is a Virginia historian specializing in 18th- & 19th-century Virginia history. Come hear how Albemarle County boys fared in Virginia’s last Civil War campaign!
——————————MAY——————————
• Lecture - Wed. May 13th - 6:oo pm – Inventing George Washington (Edward G. Lengel) – Founder, war hero, first president; George Washington was idolized by his countrymen during his lifetime. And this towering historical figure—our nation’s leader across three decades—continued to serve America even after his death in 1799: he evolved into an immortal symbol as the “Father of His Country.” Edward G. Lengel is editor-in-chief of the Washington Papers Project, a U.Va. professor, and the author of a number of Washington books. Come hear this Washington expert tell this fascinating story!

——————————JUNE——————————
• Lecture - Wed. June 10th - 6:oo pm – Taverns & Byways of Central Virginia (Rick Britton) – Eighteenth and early 19th-century Virginia was infamous for its rutted, and badly maintained, roads. Perhaps that’s why the taverns, inns, and ordinaries flourished! Come hear about central Virginia’s many wonderful taverns—those glorious and accommodating stop-overs—and their numerous customs and conventions.

——————————JULY——————————
• Lecture - Wed. July 8th - 6:oo pm – Woodrow Wilson: Scholar, Governor, & President (Judd Bankert) – Born in Staunton, Va., in 1856, Woodrow Wilson taught at three universities, presided over Princeton as president, then became governor of New Jersey, and the 28th president of the United States. (Is it fair that New Jersey claims him as one of her two presidents?) A former biathlete (who represented Guam at the 1988 Winter Olympics), living historian Judd Bankert is an expert on Woodrow Wilson. Join us for a fascinating talk!
——————————AUGUST——————————
• Lecture - Wed. Aug. 12th - 6:oo pm – Jimmy McConnell: U.Va. Student & WWI Aviator! (Rick Britton) – Jimmy McConnell is best remembered at U.Va. for all of his extracurricular activities. He was president of the Hot Feet (a raucous, medieval-style drinking club), edited the student magazine, and learned how to fly at the Milton airfield. When World War I came, McConnell became an ambulance driver (like Ernest Hemingway), then one of the first pilots of the soon-to-be-famous Lafayette Escadrille. His was an action-packed life! 
——————————SEPTEMBER——————————
• Lecture - Wed. Sept. 9th - 6:oo pm – John S. Mosby at the University of Virginia (Rick Britton) – Mosby—the future “Grey Ghost of the Confederacy”—was expelled from U.Va. for shooting a fellow student. His time behind bars, however, seemed to reform this scrappy youngster. He became a successful lawyer, then, in the Civil War, perhaps the most successful guerilla chieftain. Come hear the details of his time in Charlottesville!

——————————OCTOBER——————————
• Lecture - Wed. Oct. 14th - 6:oo pm – Revolutionary Victory: The 1781 Virginia Campaign (Rick Britton) – Amazingly, the American Revolution avoided Virginia for its first five years. Then, suddenly, 1781 witnessed a whirlwind Old Dominion campaign featuring lightning raids, an unexpected French naval victory, and, finally, the overwhelming Allied victory at Yorktown. This talk includes for the participants full-color maps of Yorktown illustrated by the speaker for the Mount Vernon web-site. Join us!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Day Trips: Old Dominion - The Flying Circus

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 9:00am

Details:

We’ll start with a visit to the wonderful Culpeper Area Museum, then lunch in downtown Culpeper. After a stroll about the town, we’ll thrill to biplane acrobatics at the fabulous Flying Circus Airshow.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Old Dominion - The Flying Circus

Member $81.00
Guest $91.00


Day Trips: Virginia Scottish Games

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel to Great Meadow in The Plains to enjoy the Virginia Scottish Games and Festival.
Scottish and Celtic heritage is the reason for the celebration, but there is something for everyone
at this festival.  Traditional music, Highland Dancing, sheepherding, piping and drumming, fiddling,
a British modern and antique car and motorcycle show, Terrier races, Scottish food and drink
and much more.  Watch kilts fly and cheer on the Highland Athletes as they compete in track
and field-like events that date back to the 11th Century.  Food vendors will be available as well as
crafters.  Lunch is on your own at the festival.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Virginia Scottish Games

Member $69.00
Guest $79.00


Lectures: Architecture in Virginia: The Post Jefferson Period

Every Tuesday th Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

The Post-Jefferson Period in Virginia:
Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Victorian, and 20th Century Architecture, 1830-1939

Our Lecturer—When you think of Virginia’s rich architectural history, one name ¬immediately comes to mind: K. Edward Lay. Now retired, but still extremely busy, Ed Lay is the Cary D. Langhorne Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he taught architecture, architectural history, and historic preservation. During a distinguished career spanning over four decades, Ed Lay—through his teaching, his writing, and his wonderfully popular tours—has been enlightening young and old about Virginia’s beautiful and historic built environment. Now, this fall, join Professor Lay at the Senior Center as he explores the fascinating architecture of “The Post-Jefferson Period.”

The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. for five sessions (all Tuesdays), 6:oo–7:3o pm.

• Tuesday, Sept. 15th - 6:oo pm – “An Overview of Architecture in Virginia, 1607-1839; intro to the Greek Revival, 1830-1860; the Classical Orders”
• Tuesday, Sept. 22nd - 6:oo pm - “The Greek Revival, 1830-1860”
• Tuesday, Sept. 29th - 6:oo pm - “The Gothic Revival, 1830-1860; the Victorian Era, 1860-1890”
• Tuesday, Oct. 6th – no class
• Tuesday, Oct. 13th – 6:oo pm - “Eclectic and Modern Public Buildings, 1900-1939”
• Tuesday, Oct. 20th - 6:oo pm - “Eclectic and Modern Houses, 1900-1939; Later Trends”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Architecture in Virginia: The Post Jefferson Period

Member $75.00
Guest $85.00


Day Trips: Washington on your own

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

Take a day and visit our Nations capital. Visit the museum, walk the mall or dine in one of the local cafes. At the National Gallery of Art enjoy the works of Gustave Caillebotte. Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Washington on your own

Member $50.00
Guest $60.00


Day Trips: Old Dominion - Arlington Cemetery and Manassas Museum

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

We’ll enjoy the Manassas Battlefield in the morning, then Arlington National Cemetery in the afternoon, including: Arlington House—Lee’s home—the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, J.F.K.’s gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, & more! Lunch is included.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Old Dominion - Arlington Cemetery and Manassas Museum

Member $94.00
Guest $104.00


Day Trips: CharlesTown Casino

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9:30am

Details:

Come along for a fun day at Hollywood Casino in CharlesTown, WV. Choose games to play from the many options of chance. There is $20 in slots included. Lunch is on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

CharlesTown Casino

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Day Trips: Graves Mountain Apple Harvest

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel to Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA for the annual
Apple Harvest Festival. Enjoy a fun filled day complete with good food,
entertainment including bluegrass music, cloggers, over 70 arts and craft
vendors, hayrides, and watching apple butter being cooked in kettles
over an open fire.  Many varieties of apples are available for sale.  We
will stop on the way home for a wine tasting at the picturesque
Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison.  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest

Member $46.00
Guest $56.00


Getaways: San Francisco and Wine Country

October 5, 2015 - October 9, 2015

Details:

Explore San Francisco, one of America’s great unique and historic cities, including a bay cruise and cable car tour; then journey into California’s wine country with tastings, shopping, and a scenic rail excursion aboard the meticulously restored vintage rails cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Trip includes: transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport; round-trip airfare out of Dulles; 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners), and Travelers Protection Plan.

Location: Senior Center


Day Trips: Riverside - Sister Act

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 9:30am

Details:

Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a night club performer, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone think to look - a convent!  Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris (now Sister Mary Clarence) helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!  a delicious lunch is included.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside - Sister Act

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


Day Trips: POQUOSON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel again to the Hampton Roads area for the 35th annual Poquoson
Seafood Festival.  The festival features over 150 arts and craft vendors,
seafood vendors, commercial vendors and musical entertainment.  Last year
we had a great time and enjoyed delicious seafood - there is a wide variety
of seafood for every palate.  This festival is dedicated to preserving the heritage
of the Chesapeake working watermen.  Lunch is on your own at the festival.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

POQUOSON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Day Trips: Virginia Museum of Transportation - Roanoke Museums

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

Roanoke has a gold mine of transportation history museums.  Join us as we visit Virginia’s largest collection of the trains, cars, trucks and planes of the last century.  Enjoy the extensive O model gauge railroad layout, see what made the Norfolk and Western Railway an American success story and climb aboard the last two existing steam locomotives as well as seeing up close railroad cars of all types.
Then we’ll return to the bygone era of steam power as we visit the Museum of O. Winston Link’s stunning photographs of the last days of steam power trains and the people who made them run.  Train enthusiast or not, this is a day not to be missed.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Virginia Museum of Transportation - Roanoke Museums

Member $65.00
Guest $75.00


Day Trips: Travel Session

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:30am

Details:

Bus & Walking Tour of Richmond – An entire day with Professor Lay! In the morning we’ll tour the inside of the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House (1808-09), then lunch at the Tobacco Company Restaurant. In the afternoon we’ll tour the inside of the Governor’s Mansion (1810-13)—the oldest continually occupied executive mansion in the U.S.—then, on our walking tour, we’ll see: Morson’s Row (1853); the Jefferson-designed State Capitol (1785-92) and its Bell Tower (1814); St. Pauls Episcopal Church (1845); St. Peters Roman Catholic Church (1835); Old Richmond City Hall (1887-94); the John Marshall House (1788-91); the Valentine-Wickham House (1812); the White House of the Confederacy (1818); the Egyptian Building (1846); the First African Church (1876); and the Monumental Church (1812). Join us! (Bus tour departs 8:3o am, returns 5:3o to 6:3o pm. Travel Session is a separate charge. Itinerary subject to change. Note: Tour requires walking. Afternoon tour of Richmond is a walking tour of the historic district.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Session

Member $74.00
Guest $84.00


Day Trips: Old Dominion - Yorktown

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

The Yorktown Battlefield – In the morning we’ll take in the Yorktown Battlefield Museum (which features a short film). After dining nearby, we’ll spend the afternoon visiting the Hornwork, the French Grand Battery, Redoubts #9 & #10, and Surrender Field. Lunch is included

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Old Dominion - Yorktown

Member $82.00
Guest $92.00


Day Trips: Smith Mountain Lake

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel to Bedford County for a 2 hour luncheon
cruise aboard The Virginia Dare, a 19th century side-wheeler.
Enjoy the beauty of the 40-mile long lake while the captain
narrates the afternoon cruise.  Lunch is included.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Smith Mountain Lake

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


Day Trips: Riverside - Mame

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 10:45am

Details:

This lavish musical, set in New York City, revolves around the hilarious
antics of Mame Dennis, an extravagant bon vivant , whose life is
turned upside down when the son of her late brother comes to live with
her. Mame tries her best to keep up here usual fabulous flair while
responsibly raising her new son. Memorable songs include Mame, It’s Today,
Open a New Window, If He Walked into My Life, We Need A Little
Christmas, Bosom Buddies, and That’s How Young I feel.This trip includes lunch.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside - Mame

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


Cruises: Western Caribbean - Royal Caribbean International

November 30, 2015 - December 12, 2015

Details:

Celebrate the holiday on the open seas with us on board the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet. “Anthem of the Seas’” Our voyage will include newly-designed staterooms, game-changing technology, groundbreaking venues and incredible dining options. We will visit.Cape Liberty, New Jersey; Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico; Cape Liberty, New Jersey. Passport Required. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: 2016 Cuba Experience

October 9, 2016 - October 17, 2016

Details:

Travel with Mayflower Tours where we explore the cultural and historic legacy of our neighbor to the South People to People travel encourages our personal relationship with the peoples of this island nation. You will interact on a daily basis with its citizens, and learn of the creativity and effort it has taken the Cuban people to achieve a positive lifestyle amid the changes that have affected them these past six decades.  Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 20 Meals, People to People educational experience, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Location: Senior Center