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All Things Digital

Every 2nd Monday at 1:00pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

Digital Photography 101—Getting Past the Jargon

Come hear Sam Evans, who has been taking pictures since she was three years old, answer many of the questions that you may have about digital photography such as:

  • What is ‘Resolution’?
  • What in the world is “DPI” and “Pixels”?
  • I’ve taken my pictures and now I can’t get them on to my computer!
  • Why are my pictures so small??????
  • Large, Small, so what?

Then there is “gif, “jpeg”, “jpg”, “ping”, “tiff”, “toe-may-toes-to-maw-toes”—no wonder I’m so confused!!!!

 

 

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


The Good Life Design Collaborative

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

food preparation

Dr. Ahmed from the US Department of Agriculture will discuss food safety. Older adults are less careful on how they preserve food in their homes. One in six folks in the US get sick with preventable food poisoning every year and in older adults it can be very serious. Dr. Ahmed will explain how older people can store their food properly to prevent it becoming contaminated (The Senior Center was selected for this program through the National Council for Aging). Free and open to the community.

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

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

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Elizabeth Swider at 434-326-5323 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


AARP 55-Alive Safe Driver Program

Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:30pm

Details:

The AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program is a refresher course designed to meet the needs of older drivers, 50+.  This course emphasizes how to adjust your driving in response to age related physical changes and declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, safety tips, and license renewal requirements.  Auto insurance companies offer a discount to course graduates.  This is a two day program; participants must attend BOTH days to receive a Certificate to satisfy auto insurance rules.  Open to all.  Cost:  $20.00 per person non-AARP member, $15.00 per person for AARP member, payable by check only to the course instructor (not the SC front desk).  Participants must sign up at the Senior Center Front Desk for the course, and provide full name, dates of class, and phone number.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE CALL THE WELCOME DESK FOR FUTURE AVAILABLE DATES.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Apple/Mac Users Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

apple_mac_group Apple/Mac classes are held for both new and experienced Apple product users. Clay Sisk coordinates meetings; contact him via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to receive weekly program announcements.

In the first hour, some Mac basics and utilities for new users are covered, and then other topics as detailed on their email announcement.  In the second hour, iPad and iPhone basics and accessories are covered.  If you want to be on the Apple/Mac email list, send a message to Clay Sisk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) This mailing has many valuable links for Apple/Mac users.  Free for Senior Center members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Beginner's Drawing Class - evening

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Details:

PLEASE NOTE: CLASS IS FULL! For 30 years art instructor Mike Uriss has been teaching the basic precepts that have equipped artists for centuries.  In this six-week, relaxed, no-pressure course, learn techniques as simple as how to hold a pencil in order to get the best results for modeling, shading, and highlighting a drawing, and learn how to establish atmosphere and mood. (Class will not meet on May 30). The recommended list of supplies is as follows:

Graphite pencils: 2B, 4B, 6B, 2H (one of each)

Kneaded erasure (one)

Drawing paper (one pad, no smaller than 11” x 14”, no larger than 16"x20”)

Stick of compressed charcoal (one)

White charcoal pencil (optional)

Toned paper (various colors and sizes—optional)

Color pencils (various colors—optional)

White hard rubber erasure (optional)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Birding - Meet the Grays

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

Jill McCollum will lead this lecture. In this one and a half hour lecture, you will learn how to identify four birds by their look and behavior—how they fly, what they eat, when they eat, the shape of their beak, and their unique call. The importance of birds will be covered, as well as what we can do for them. Door prizes will be given. You will need to bring a notebook, pen, and your curiosity. Free and open to the community.

A gray bird.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Book Group

Every 1st Wednesday at 11:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

July 5
No meeting.

August 2
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal.  Alice will be leading the discussion. 

September 6
A Question of Honor by Charles Todd.  Marilyn is the discussion leader. 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Bridge for Beginners

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Practice the skills you’ve learned in lessons and Getting Better at Bridge in this playing/learning environment.  Novice players will be paired with experienced players.  Players will be encouraged to ask for help with bidding and “play of the hand” in a relaxed, informal setting.  When players feel they are ready to play regulations hands, they may transition into the Tuesday Social Bridge group. For more information, contact program leader Marcia Dow at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Charlottesville International Folk Dance

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 14, 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


Current Affairs Discussion Group

Every Monday at 9:30am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

Bright minds gather weekly to tackle the issues of the day—local, national, and international. Opinions may vary, but lack of knowledge is never a problem. If you’re a member who is in touch with what’s happening and have something to share, join us!

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Jerry Granroth (434) 305-8926

Fee: free


Doris Gelbman, Esq, Elder Law Attorney

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

It’s a Jungle Out There! All About Long Term Care

Long Term Care (LTC) is a broad term that covers care provided at home, in independent senior communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing care. Learn how they work, what you can expect from each level of service, how much it costs, and—most importantly—where you can get help with planning, choosing, and paying. Time permitting, hospice level care will be included. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Drawing on Location Art Class

Every Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Susan Patrick is offering an eight-week drawing program that will help you become comfortable and skillful in drawing from direct observation in public. You will gain an understanding of perspective in drawing; skills in drawing landscapes, buildings and people, and an understanding of pleasing compositions. There are only 12 spaces for this class. Payment required when registering. There will be no class on May 5th.

The first three classes will be spent in the classroom. You will study aerial, one point, and two ping perspective. You will draw from branches and drawings of trees. You will study figure drawing, working from class models. This class will cover contour and gesture drawing and composition. At this point, we will leave the classroom to draw in selected spaces—in the Senior Center, Grit Cafe downtown, IX Park, Riverview Park, and Jefferson Regional Library downtown.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Drawing on Location Art Class

Guests $75.00
Members $65.00


Duplicate Bridge Forum

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 6, 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


Investment Visions Group

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

investment_visionsThe original investment club was formed in 1991 to allow members to invest in the stock market and learn how to maintain a profitable portfolio. Today, as the Investment Visions Club, members contribute money (currently $30/month) to a partnership to provide the capital with which to invest through a brokerage account. Meeting attendance and participation in the research, examination, and evaluation of various stocks is expected of partners, each of whom has a vote to hold, buy, or sell a stock. Experience is helpful but not required, as training is provided on market terms, evaluation techniques, etc. Participation is also on the social side; while the club strives to make some money, the main reason for meeting is to learn, be social, and have fun.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964

Fee: free


Investors Forum

Every 1st & 3rd Friday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Charts projectedAfter general discussion of stock and bond markets and investment strategies, the focus generally turns to a specific topic.  No money is collected or invested, and investors of all levels are welcome.  A related Health of the Market website is updated every Saturday.  A list of favorite investment websites can be found here. 

 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Don Whitford 434.985.3964 for more information or to join the e-mail notification list.

Fee: free


Le Cercle Français

Every 2nd Thursday at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Every 4th Thursday at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Details:

LE CERCLE FRANCAIS

Welcome to our friendly, informal, Francophone “Cercle” every 2nd and 4th Thursday.. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Money & You With Jorgen Vik

Every 2nd Tuesday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Jorgen Vik, in his series “Money and You,” will discuss :
How can a widow/widower go on?

Jorgen discusses various issues facing a widow/widower—financial and non-financial alike—in the days, months, and years following the loss of a spouse. Free and open to the community.

As a Senior Financial Advisor, and as a partner in the SKV Group, Jorgen works with a select group of individuals and families in developing strategies to potentially manage their wealth. The services are aligned with the goals of each client and allow strategies to go beyond the single dimension of investments. Jorgen’s focus areas include social security and retirement income planning, and philanthropic planning. Jorgen holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification. He and his wife Laura live with their three children in Charlottesville, VA. Jorgen has worked in the financial services industry since 2001.

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Religion, Science and Spirituality

Every 2nd Friday at 10:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Being Moral Is What Makes Us More Fully Human

Science has proven that babies have a strong sense of good and evil even before they can speak. When we deny our inborn moral sense, we become less than human. We are hard-wired for morality which is why PTSD is so common in soldiers returning from battle. Religions and cultures are merely ways to quantify what our inborn instincts. Join the discussion. Free and open to the community.

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Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Senior Statesmen of Virginia

Every 2nd Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

The mission of SSV, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational and advocacy organization, is to enable seniors to identify and articulate their viewpoints on the issues affecting all citizens of Virginia, to encourage knowledge of and active participation in the legislative process of government, and to disseminate information about the social, governmental, and educational institutions that offer support and assistance.

29 Corridor Economic Development and Rio Road

This discussion will be presented by Albemarle County Board of Supervisors chair Diantha McKeel and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Brad Sheffield.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: http://www.seniorstatesmen.org


Shop, Chop, and Eat

Every Wednesday at 11:30am-1:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

Amanda Terillo, a Registered Dietitian, will conduct a four part program designed to teach critical thinking skills around nutrition and healthy eating to improve the quality of your life. This class is designed to teach food and nutrients that are important to senior health and how to incorporate these foods in your diet. You will understand how to store, prepare, and cook food for optimal use. The fourth class will be a cooking demonstration incorporating all that you have learned and lunch! Register online or at the Senior Center Welcome Desk. Members: $30, Guests: $40 for the entire course plus lunch. Sign up now! Limited space.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Shop, Chop, and Eat

Members $30.00
Guests $40.00


Socrates Cafe™

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 3:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 3:00pm

Details:

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Socrates Café is a group of people who are interested in discussing topics which arouse philosophical ideas and thoughts among the members of the group.  Any source if fair game, from education to politics, religion to cultural attitudes; lively discussion takes place no mattter what the discussion.

Chris Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, developed the idea of Socrates Café™ to do as Socrates did, bring philosophy to the every day individual: “It’s a dialogue where people discover their unique philosophical perspectives and worldviews as they lock hearts and minds with other people.”  Join our gatherings at which participants propose and choose the questions and take turns facilitating the discussions.  To learn more about the concept, visit http://www.philosopher.org. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


What is a Timebank?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:30am

Details:

Maybe you have seen “Cville TimeBank” on the Senior Center Calendar or heard the name and wondered what exactly is a TimeBank?  Join Octavia Allis of Cville TimeBank and find out why TimeBanks are being set up in large cities and small towns around the world. Learn about “Time Dollars”, TimeBanking values and structure and how the unique TimeBanking exchange system can benefit you! Experience a positive “live” TimeBank exchange through identifying and matching your personal requests, services and skills. Bring family, friends, and neighbors and experience the Cville TimeBank connection!

Please sign up online or at the Senior Center Welcome Desk.

Cville TimeBank

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Pay for this event online

What is a Timebank?

Register


Windows 10 Workshop

Every 4th Wednesday at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

Bruce Saunders will give an introduction to Windows 10 and the apps that come with it. He’ll show some of the settings to enhance usability, with a handout for more detail. You’ll also learn some tips and tricks! If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it to the session.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Writing for Healing and Growth

Every Monday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

RSVP for this event online

Writing for Healing and Growth

RSVP


Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

By special request, join Linda Levokove for “Writing More Concisely: Expressing Ourselves More Effectively”. She is a designer, writer, and poet as well as an OLLI instructor. Coffee will be provided, and potluck munchies are welcome. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806