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October Monthly Newsletter and Schedule

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Join us for lunch or take-out every Monday. See Good Eating for more information. Age Well meals are available on Thursdays (advanced registration required). 

Bone Builders

Good News! Bone Builders will resume classes on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning Tuesday, November 1 from 11:00 to noon.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Sunday, October 2, 1:00–3:00 p.m., Shape-Note Singing

with Mark Williams traditional a capella, four-part harmony sung for the joy of singing…not as a practice for performance. Search “Sacred Harp” on YouTube for examples…then come and sing with us! Introduction to shape notes and scales is recommended and offered 30 minutes before each first Sunday singing. Contact Kerry Cullinan ( to schedule. Cost: Free

Wednesday, October 5, at 1:00 p.m., Shirley Bean–Reflections on the Charlotte Senior Center
Video length: 45 minutes
Join us for the story of the Charlotte Senior Center as told by Shirley Bean. An unexpected bequest from the estate of Charlotte resident Walter Irish and his wife, Gertrude, Shirley led a group of community members in fulfilling the requirements of the will, which would provide the funds for a Senior Center. This video was taped on September 11, 2008 at the Senior Center with Bob Chutter, and Don and Betty Ann Lockhart. Shirley’s story was transcribed by Diane Nichols.
Cost: Free / Register by Tuesday, October 4.

Thursday, October 6, 2:00–7:00 p.m., BLOOD DRIVE with the American Red Cross
at the Charlotte Senior Center
Please consider donating blood. The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit and enter: CHARLOTTE to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Ethan Allen Homestead Tour
Visit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, with a guided tour of the 235-year-old Allen House, visit Negöni Alnôbaakik, a reconstructed Abenaki village, view the exhibits and explore the reconstructed 18th century colonial garden. See To register, drop by the Senior Center or call 802-425-6345. Either plan to meet at the Ethan Allen Homestead or coordinate with others to carpool from the Senior Center.
Cost: $10 / Registration required by Wednesday, October 5.

Sunday, October 2
  • Shape-Note Singing
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Monday, October 3
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 am

  • Chair Exercise
    9:30 am-10:30 am

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Monday Munch
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

  • French Conv. Gathering* (Zoom)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

  • Halloween Planning Meeting
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

  • Backgammon
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

  • French Conversation*
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)
    3:45 pm-4:45 pm

  • Backgammon Evenings
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

See additional days.