Recreation

Dominoes

Dominoes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 1:00-4:00pm

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, November 22, 2017 | 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

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 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, November 22, 2017 | 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
Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday Mah-Jongg

Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 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, November 26, 2017 | 1:30-2:30pm

These movies were requested by our Sunday movie group. Please note that movies are subject to change!

September 3 Rules Don’t Apply [2016] When Southern beauty Marla Mabrey arrives in Hollywood to work for Howard Hughes, his driver, Frank Forbes, meets her at the airport. Sparks fly immediately between the two, but dating among the billionaire’s employees is strictly prohibited.  Cast: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich

September 10 The Jane Austin Book Club  [2007] Six book club members find their lives resemble a modern-day version of Jane Austen’s novels in this drama. For starters, Sylvia’s (Amy Brenneman) husband of 20-plus years has walked out, Bernadette (Kathy Baker) seeks Mr. Right, and married Prudie (Emily Blunt) dreams of other men. Then there’s lonely dog-breeder Jocelyn (Maria Bello); Allegra (Maggie Grace), who has issues with her girlfriend; and Grigg (Hugh Dancy), the sole male in the club.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Scrabble - Sunday

Scrabble - Sunday

Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 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, November 27, 2017 | 12:30-4:00pm

chessA 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, November 27, 2017 | 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, November 27, 2017 | 2:00-3:00pm

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, November 28, 2017 | 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

Men's Poker

Men's Poker

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 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

Bridge for Beginners

Bridge for Beginners

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 12:00-1:00pm

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 Art Thorn.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday Social Bridge

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 1:00-4:00pm

Bridge players at all skill levels are welcome to join the easy-going atmosphere. No partner needed. To reserve a seat, contact Art Thorn.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Singles Schmooze

Singles Schmooze

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 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 eat out the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

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
Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

Square Dance Lessons For Beginners

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Party Bridge

Party Bridge

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 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, November 30, 2017 | 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, December 1, 2017 | 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, December 1, 2017 | 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, December 1, 2017 | 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, December 1, 2017 | 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
First Monday Bunko

First Monday Bunko

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 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, December 6, 2017 | 9:30-11:00am

Join us for our annual Holiday party, with gifts, prizes, and fishing stories.  Free to members.

 

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

Duplicate Bridge Forum

Duplicate Bridge Forum

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 4:00-5:00pm

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

Informal Ping Pong Play

Informal Ping Pong Play

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 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

Backgammon

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 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.  Free to members; no sign up necessary.  Free to members.  Jon Rockett will be the program leader.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Third Monday Bunko

Third Monday Bunko

Monday, December 18, 2017 | 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

Ladies Poker

Ladies Poker

Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 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