Special Events

Annual Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Annual Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday, November 23, 2017 | 1:00-3:00pm

Come share our annual Thanksgiving Potluck. Friends and family are welcome. Home Instead Senior Care is generously donating the turkeys, so all you have to do is make a side dish to share. We will open at noon on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day), for a social hour, with feasting from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. We need an approximate head count to ensure enough turkey and tables for everyone, so please sign up at the Senior Center Welcome Desk or register below. Along with a side, we ask that you volunteer to help with carving, table setting, or other tasks. If you have questions, please email Margaret Fitch or call her at 434.974.7756.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center, 491 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville, VA

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Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Writing for Pleasure Coffeehouse

Friday, November 24, 2017 | 12:00-2:00pm

Elizabeth Meade Howard is our guest speaker for the combined Nov/Dec Holiday Coffeehouse. She will discuss her book, Aging Famouslywhich features celebrities who have grown older with notable success and satisfaction.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Hansie Haier at (434) 296-9806

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

Chickapig Demo

Chickapig Demo

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 3:00-4:00pm

Chickapig is a board game that was created in Charlottesville and is now getting national exposure. It recently debuted as the #1 new board game on Amazon and is slated for an upcoming story on NPR. Chickapig's creator Brian Calhoun along with Rich Severin invite you to a demo. You are in charge of a flock of Chickapigs. The goal is to strategically move your flock across the board through the goal while thwarting your opponents. It will challenge your mind and it's really fun! Please sign up at the Welcome Desk or online. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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New Member Wine & Cheese

New Member Wine & Cheese

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm

We will meet to welcome new members of the Senior Center.  Wine and cheese will be provided.  New members only please. 

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

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Holiday Band Concert 2017

Holiday Band Concert 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 3:00-4:00pm

Enjoy the sounds of the season from the Second-Wind Band, with appearances by the Flashbacks and the First-Wind Band. This is a perfect outing for friends and family to enjoy. Free and open to the public, although donations are always appreciated.

Generously sponsored by Craig Builders.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 12:00-2:00pm

Come on over on the first Tuesday of the month for a light lunch generously donated by Whole Foods and an orientation presentation. For all members and visitors we have free hearing screenings from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Several crafters will be selling their wares in our lobby from 8:30 am to noon. Orientation and lunch is open to new members, guests, and anyone wanting to learn more about the Senior Center. Please join us!! Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Film Screening of The Ruination of Lovell Coleman

Film Screening of The Ruination of Lovell Coleman

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 3:00-4:00pm

This short documentary from Ross McDermott tells the story of a Charlottesville-based 93-year-old fiddle player. Combining footage of his performances with animation and interviews about his unique musical career, the film puts special focus on his many years of service playing at local nursing homes. Join Ross as he shares his film and then welcomes questions and discussions afterwards. Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Still Sharp Singers Winter Concert 2017

Still Sharp Singers Winter Concert 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 12:30-1:30pm

The members of the Still Sharp Singers under the direction of Mike D'Antoni will be entertaining following the luncheon.  The Barbershop Belles and Beaux with June Andrews directing will also perform.  Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

What's in Your Attic?

What's in Your Attic?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 10:00-11:00am

Skip Usry, appraiser with Quinn’s Auction Galleries brings his “What’s In Your Attic” series to the Senior Center!  

No sign up necessary this month. You are welcome to bring an item to be appraised; please note that because of time constraints, he can't get to all items. Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free

Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 11:30-1:00pm

December 13, 2017 at 11:30 am.  Deadline to register is noon on Friday December 8.

Menu TBA.  The members of the Still Sharp Singers under the direction of Mike D’Antoni will be entertaining following the luncheon starting at 12:30pm. Open to to the community.  Sign up online or at Welcome Desk.

 

January 17, 2018 at 11:30 am Deadline to register is noon on Friday January 12.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Monthly Luncheon

December:Members $15.00
December:Guests $16.00
January:Members $15.00
January:Guests $16.00
Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 11:30-1:30pm

January 25: Bavarian Chef

February 22: Two Brothers Southwestern Grill

March 22: TENTATIVE – Magnolia Mountain Grill

April 26: Spice Sea Gourmet

May 24: Catch the Chef

Food trucks are a fantastic way to experience different cuisines in a casual way. And Charlottesville has got some great trucks! We host one here on the fourth Thursday of each month. Food trucks set up in our parking lot, in a reserved area near the front of the building closest to Pepsi Place. You can eat here (inside or out) or pick up something to go. The public is welcome, so spread the word to folks at surrounding offices and organizations so they can take advantage, too!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center