Recreation

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, April 26, 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, April 26, 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, April 27, 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, April 27, 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, April 27, 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, April 27, 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, April 29, 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, April 29, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm

Sunday, April 29

Beauty and the Beast

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Sunday, May 6

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen who worked in the White House for decades, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who is a witness of notable political and social events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.

Sunday, May 13

Sweet Dreams

The story of Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Sunday, May 20

The Post

OSCAR ® winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks team up for the first time in this thrilling film based on a true story. Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katharine Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washinton Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. But the two must risk their careers –– and their freedom –– to bring truth to light in this powerful film with a celebrated cast.

Sunday, May 27

The Senior Center is Closed
 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, April 29, 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

Chess

Chess

Monday, April 30, 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, April 30, 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

Member Social

Member Social

Monday, April 30, 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, May 1, 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, May 1, 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, May 1, 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, May 1, 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, May 1, 2018 | 1:00-3:00pm

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

Beginner 1:00 - 2:00 pm; Intermediate: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Next Series of Lessons:  Tuesday, June 26 - August 21, Beginners at 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Intermediate at 2:30 - 3:30 pm

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, May 1, 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
Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Fishing Group / Kingfishers

Wednesday, May 2, 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

Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, May 2, 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
Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Charlottesville International Folk Dance

Wednesday, May 2, 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 Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday Advanced Line Dancing

Wednesday, May 2, 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
First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, May 7, 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

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, May 9, 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

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Backgammon - 2nd Thursday

Thursday, May 10, 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

Ladies Poker

Ladies Poker

Thursday, May 17, 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

Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, May 21, 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

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 3:00-5:00pm

NEW! Informal Ping Pong play beginning on May 10th  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

Swing Dance Lessons

Swing Dance Lessons

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm

Join the fun group from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and learn how to have some real fun exercising. No experience necessary.  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. There is a charge for Guests of the Center of $10 paid at the door.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Swing Dance Swap

Swing Dance Swap

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 7:30-9:00pm

swing_dancaers Join the fun group from the Charlottesville Swing Dance Club and dance the evening away—no partner needed and all levels are welcome. Dance to mostly West Coast Swing, with a little bit of East Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step and even a Waltz. All free and open to the community, just show up and have fun!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

June Ice Cream Social

June Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 15, 2018 | 3:00-4:00pm

Come celebrate the first Ice Cream social of the summer. We'll have all the fixings to go on your sundae! This is a free event for members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center