Carefully note the times and days for the events below.  


  • Events are free.
  • In person seating is limited.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Registration is required unless noted.

October 2022

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.

Wednesday, October 12, at 1:00 p.m., Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
With Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services
Back by popular demand. You will not want to miss this presentation if you or someone you love is experiencing vision loss! Join Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, for this hour-long interactive presentation. Dan will share the variety of large-print, digital and audio resources that are available to help you to access print and how you can access these resources through smart devices like an iPad or smartphone. Less high-tech solutions include large-print books and audiobooks that can be obtained through the ABLE library (a branch of the state library system) by way of your local library. VABVI is a nonprofit that can also help you to get magnifiers or teach you how to use smart devices to access print. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Library
Cost: Free / Register by Monday, October 10.

Wednesday, October 19, at 1:00 p.m., Dragonheart Vermont
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, join Dragonheart Vermont’s executive director Nina Atkinson and board chair Pat King for an overview of the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival, benefitting local cancer survivors. They will share stories from the Club Crew World Championships, and what it is like to compete representing Dragonheart Vermont and the United States.
Cost: Free / Register by Monday, October 17

Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., AARP Smart Driver™ Course
The AARP Smart Driver™ course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older, will help you refresh your driving skills, and may even help you save on your auto insurance! Members can take the course at a discounted rate. Please plan to bring lunch. Register early as class size is limited to 15. Checks should be made out to AARP.
Cost:$25 / $20 for AARP members
Register by Monday, October 17.

Thursday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m., Movie Afternoon
The listing of this movie is posted at the Charlotte Senior Center. Please call the Senior Center if you are interested in the title of the movie to be shown.
Cost: Free / Register by Wednesday, 10/26.

Friday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m., Annual Meeting of the Friends of Charlotte Senior Center
This year’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Join us to hear the highlights of this past year and what is being planned moving forward. An update of our financial position will be given, any questions will be answered, and the election of board members will take place. We hope to see you there.