Recreation

Chess

Chess

Monday, February 19, 2018 | 12:30-4:00pm

A 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

Chinese Mah Jongg

Chinese Mah Jongg

Monday, February 19, 2018 | 1:30-3:30pm

Have you ever wanted to play one of the oldest games in the world? If you know how to play Rummy, you easily can easily learn Chinese Mah Jongg. No card. No hands to memorize. Come and check it out. Learn the traditions of an ancient culture and appreciate the subtle nuances of the game.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Bonnie Morton 434.975.5540

Fee: free

Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, February 19, 2018 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, February 19, 2018 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Bowling Club - Tuesday

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 9:00-11:30am

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 Tune-Up

Bridge Tune-Up

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

Do informal play to improve your skills.  Players help each learn new bidding conventions and play-of-the-hand strategy in a non competitive, relaxed setting.  Contact Meg Robinson.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 12:00-4:00pm

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

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday Social Bridge offers social yet competitive Bridge in which players compete for high score of the day.  This is NOT duplicate bridge.  Players change tables and partners after 4 hands of play at each table.  Players should know Bridge basics and be able to compete without assistance from others.  No partner needed. No reservation needed. $1.00 to play.  Contact Meg Robinson.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 1:30-3:30pm

Next Series of Lessons:  Tuesday, February 13 - April 3, Beginners at 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Intermediate at 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Future:  New Session to begin Tuesday April 17 - June 12 (no class May 22)

Beginner 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Intermediate: 2:30 - 3:30pm

Round Dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing and like square dancing, the sequence is called or cued. Hence, dancers learn figures and all couples execute the same steps in a circle (thus the name “round dancing”). Round dancing is easier than ballroom dancing because dancers do not need to memorize long sequences of dance steps. Music genres vary from current hits to ragtime, jazz, country, easy listening, the 50s decade, big band, etc. Open to the community. Fees cover 8 weeks and are due on the first Tuesday of class. Stay for the intermediate lesson for no additional charge.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Round Dancing (Beginner and Intermediate)

Members $72.00
Guests $80.00
Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm

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 usually eat out the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, but please call the Welcome desk to confirm.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Singles Schmooze

per week - members (1s not applicable for 2nd Wednesday restaurant dining) $6.00
per week- guest (lst time 6 if with a member) $10.00
Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 9:30-10:30am

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

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Bowling Club - Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

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

Canasta

Canasta

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 11:30-3:30pm

This 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, mjfoss1@mac.com (434) 973-3709

Co-ed Poker

Co-ed Poker

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12:00-4:00pm

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

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday Mah-Jongg

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12:30-4:00pm

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 1:00-5:00 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

Scrabble - Wednesday

Scrabble - Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 1:00-2:00pm

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

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 4:00-5:00pm

Square Dance Lessons are canceled for the month of December and will resume in January.

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

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm

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

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm

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

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members $0.00
Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 7:30-8:30pm

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

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 9:00-12:00pm

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

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 12:30-4:00pm

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 ken_marino@hotmail.com

Fee: free

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday Mah-Jongg

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 9:00-12:00pm

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

Bingo

Bingo

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 10:30-11:30am

Good fun and nobody walks away empty-handed—small prizes are awarded.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 1:00-2:30pm

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

Friday Beginner Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
 Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 2:30-3:30pm

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

Friday Advanced Line Dancing

Guests $4.00
Members
Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 1:00-5:00pm

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 1:00-5:00 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

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday Afternoon Movie

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

January 28 - Practical Magic

Sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are modern-day witches whose love lives are complicated by an unusual cure:  Men who fall in love with the meet untimely ends.  But against the advice of the eccerntric aunts, the sisters conetinue to se4ek romance.  Sanddra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing

February 4 - Brooklyn  (2015)  PG-13

After emigrating from Ireland, Ellis Lacey readily adapts to the vastly different New York City where she falls for a young Italian.  But when tragedy pulls here back to her hometown, she finds her loyalities divided between two nations – and two men.

February 11 - Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)  PG-13

Kennedy Blaine, a California girl, inheritis a ranch in the small town of Valentine, Nebraska.  Before she sells the property, she decides to spend the summer in her house and learn more about her family,

February 18 - Out of Africa (1985)  PG

Hoping to forge a better lifel Denmark native Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) enters into a marriage of convenience with a womanizing baron.  But when the couple moves to Nairobi, Karen falls in love with a free-spirited hunter (Robert Redford) who can’t be tied down.

February 25 - Save Haven (2013) PG-13

This adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Sparks centers on a mysterious woman who arrives in a small North Carolina town and begins a new life but remains haunted by the terrifying secret that prompted her to travel across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closed December 24 and December 31

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 2:00-6:00pm

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

American Mah Jongg Lessons

American Mah Jongg Lessons

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 10:00-12:00pm

Have you wanted to learn to play Mah Jongg?  Have you tried and given up?  Did you play the game in the past and need a refresher?  Come and Join Us!

Clarece Edson and Pat McKeown will teach the classes.  Open to the Community.  Free to Center members, $25 for Guests.  Sign up at the Center Welcome Desk or call 434.974.7756 to register.  Guests must pay at registration. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

American Mah Jongg Lessons

Guests $25.00
Members $0.00
Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

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. More advanced players will play at 3 PM; Beginners play at 4 pm. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 2:00-3:00pm

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

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 9:30-11:00am

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.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Darryl Marshall, 434.481.4221 or Bill Marley 434.589.3949

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 2:00-3:30pm

Join a friend or meet a new one in a game of Backgammon.  If you've never played, or are just a little rusty, or are a professional Backgammon player, come!  All skill levels are welcome.  If you have a board, you're welcome to bring it.  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

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

Ladies Poker

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 1:00-4:00pm

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