Special Events

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

Try It Out Tuesday

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | 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

Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, January 3, 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

Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 11:30-1:00pm

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

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Monthly Luncheon

January:Members $15.00
January:Guests $16.00
Abstract Acrylic Painting

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 12:30-2:30pm

Begins January 19, 2018 and runs weekly through March 9.

Susan Patrick will begin another great abstract class series in January. In this 8-week series, students will develop abstract composition skills, learn the characteristics and techniques of acrylic paint and incorporate principles of design. Students will abstract an object, draw it several times and paint with different techniques and color schemes.  Open to the community. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00
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

Grand Gala 2018

Grand Gala 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 6:30-11:30pm

The Grand Gala is the Senior Center’s annual destination-themed signature event. All proceeds benefit the mission critical operations of the Senior Center. Each year the Gala aims to be fun, dynamic, engaging, self-supporting, and enjoyable for people of all ages. This year’s event promises great food, entertaining games of chance, good conversation, and vital funds for the Center. Plus, the nationally-acclaimed band, Big Ray and the Kool Kats, will have you dancing the night away. Black Tie Optional—Safari Attire Welcome.

The "destination" theme not only makes for a great party, it also ties into the Center’s travel programs. Traveling with the Senior Center encourages participants to explore new places, expand horizons, and continue lifelong passions for learning. This year’s theme Safari Sunsets was inspired by the Center-organized voyage—visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana—planned for September 2018.

Here’s how you can join the fun.

Attend

Table for 10: Reserve your table and significantly support the Senior Center by becoming a sponsor today! Space is limited and table sponsorships are going fast.  Sponsorships are still available at these levels: $10,000 Kalahari Desert; $7,500 Cape of Good Hope; $5,000 Lake Karibe; and $2,500 Zambezi River.

For Sponsorship Information, click here.

To Sponsor the Gala, sign up online here or contact philanthropy director Kirstin Fritz.

Individual Tickets: A limited number of tickets, $175 per person, will go on sale in January 2018. Watch the weekly e-newsletter, “It’s Happening at the Senior Center,” for ticket updates.

Advertise:

Promote your professional business or honor a personal connection while supporting the Senior Center’s mission of healthy aging by advertising in the Gala’s keepsake program. Program advertising space ranges from $150 for a ¼ page to $350 for a full page. 

For Program Ad information, click here.

To purchase your ad, contact philanthropy coordinator Emily Durbin

Play:

Be part of the action even if you can’t attend the event! Five fabulous African Safari and travel-themed gift packages will be raffled off at the Grand Gala on March 3rd. You do not have to be present to win. Raffle tickets go on sale in January 2018. Watch the weekly e-newsletter, “It’s Happening at the Senior Center,” for raffle updates.

Volunteer:

An event of this size is only possible thanks to the helping hands of many volunteers. There are volunteer jobs before, during, and after the Gala. Contact coordinator of volunteer resources Kimberly Haynes if you’d like to help. 

imageMany thanks to Virginia National Bank, the 2018 Victoria Falls Presenting Sponsor.

Open to all.

Location: The Boar's Head Pavilion