Winter Schedule

Tuesday, May 24
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing in person and on Zoom. 
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. It includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. We will work core muscles to improve balance, strength, and posture.
    Cost: $8/class

  • Spring Hikes
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Mike Yantachka 
    For our first of four spring hikes, we will be meeting at Shelburne Bay in Shelburne. Hike starts at the parking lot on Bay Road. We’ll take the walking/bike path into the park for about 100 meters and then turn into the forest. The forest trail will take us to the beach near the Lake Champlain Yacht Club. Depending on the wishes of the group, we can either stay on the easier, more level trail or climb Allen Hill for great views of the bay. Please bring water and good hiking shoes.  
    Cost: No fee / Registration required by Friday, May 20.

  • Watercolor – Spring Has Sprung!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings
    Let’s paint some glorious spring landscapes and other fun subjects over five weeks during this watercolor workshop! We’ll try some contemporary techniques along with traditional watercolor painting. You should have some experience with watercolor prior to this class. Five weeks.
    Cost: $185 / Register by Tuesday, April 26.

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Covid Vaccination Clinic
    12:30 pm-4:30 pm

    with Garnet Healthcare
    Cost: Free
    Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics—no appointments necessary. Vaccines and Boosters are available for Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5-11); Adult Pfizer (12+) and Moderna (18+).

  • Mahjong
    12:45 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jean-Carol Dunham, Nan Mason & Nancy Rosenthal 
    Ongoing. 
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to join this informal get-together. For questions contact: anne.mason@uvm.edu. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, May 25
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Chair Yoga
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing. 
    Chair yoga works on strength, balance and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and all seated poses, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Homeopathic Medicine: the History, the Science, the Application
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Sallie Mack. 
    Homeopathy is a 250-year-old medicinal practice that is used in 17 countries all over the world. Homeopathic remedies are made from minerals, plants, and animals that are safe to use and can heal without suppressing symptoms and without harmful negative side effects. Sallie Mack is a classically trained homeopath and professor of Homeopathy at Northern Vermont University.

  • Guitar for Beginners
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    with John Creech
    Interested in learning guitar? Join us for adult beginner
    guitar lessons on Wednesday evenings at the Senior Center.
    Cost: $60 / Registration required by Monday, May 2.

Thursday, May 26
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. In Person and on Zoom.
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. Working core muscles to improve balance, strength and posture. We will move a little faster at times.
    Cost: $8/class.

  • Fiber Arts Group
    9:15 am-12:00 pm

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

  • Grab & Go Meal Pick-up
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    provided by Age Well 

    Pickup from 10-11 p.m.
    Roast beef with sauce, home fried potatoes with paprika, 
    French green beans with lentils, wheat bread, 
    oatmeal cookie, & milk.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    To register, contact Lori York at 802- 425-6371 or 
    Lyork@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org

  • Memoir Writing*
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

  • T'ai Chi-Beginners (Hybrid)
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level and experience a sense of confidence.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • T'ai Chi-Advanced
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko 
    Ongoing. 
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • Short Story Selections
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories available at the library circulation desk or via email.
    Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Library. No fee.
    Register with the Library for details.

Friday, May 27
  • Meditation with Charlie
    7:30 am-8:30 am

    with Charlie Nardozzi

    Meditation is an easy-to-learn practice that reduces anxiety, stress, pain and depression. In each class we’ll quiet the body and mind by doing simple breathing exercises and a seated, closed-eyes guided meditation. All are welcome, no experience necessary. 

    Cost: $10/class 

  • Essentrics® on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class.

  • Arts Group on Friday
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Kay George
    Ongoing. 
    You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. 
    No fee.

  • Italian for Total Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi
    Dates: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 (6 weeks)  You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling  to Italy and ordering your morning cappuccino in a sun- drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is  for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian— and have fun along the way
    Cost: $48 / Register by Friday, May 6.

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Game Afternoons
    12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

  • Scrabble
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson 
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? Join us on Fridays at the Senior Center. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com. 

Saturday, May 28
  • Annual Plant Sale
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Stop by the Senior Center’s annual Plant Sale and stock up on a great selection of annuals and perennials at great prices. Rain or shine!

Monday, May 30
  • Closed for Memorial Day
    All day

Tuesday, May 31
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing in person and on Zoom. 
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. It includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. We will work core muscles to improve balance, strength, and posture.
    Cost: $8/class

  • Watercolor – Spring Has Sprung!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings
    Let’s paint some glorious spring landscapes and other fun subjects over five weeks during this watercolor workshop! We’ll try some contemporary techniques along with traditional watercolor painting. You should have some experience with watercolor prior to this class. Five weeks.
    Cost: $185 / Register by Tuesday, April 26.

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Mahjong
    12:45 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jean-Carol Dunham, Nan Mason & Nancy Rosenthal 
    Ongoing. 
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to join this informal get-together. For questions contact: anne.mason@uvm.edu. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, June 1
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Chair Yoga
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing. 
    Chair yoga works on strength, balance and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and all seated poses, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Oldies Music of the 50s, 60s & 70s
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Peter and Helen Rosenblum 
    Peter and Helen return to the senior center for a one-hour nostalgic joyride of “Oldies” from the 50s to the 70s. This Hinesburg duo will sing and strum from their large playlist of music that includes folk songs, romantic ballads, blues and rock. 
    No Fee

Thursday, June 2
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. In Person and on Zoom.
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. Working core muscles to improve balance, strength and posture. We will move a little faster at times.
    Cost: $8/class.

  • Spring Hike: Raven Ridge
    8:45 am-11:45 am

    Raven Ridge, Monkton, VT 
    9:00 a.m. departure Meet at the Senior Center at 8:45 a.m. We will carpool to the trailhead if possible. 
    Free / Registration required by Tuesday, May 31. 
    Hike starts on Rotax Road in Monkton with a boardwalk across a marsh and makes a 2.2 mile loop. It is an easy trail with some short steeper sections and some great views of the Champlain Valley.

  • Fiber Arts Group
    9:15 am-12:00 pm

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

  • Grab & Go Meal Pick-up
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    provided by Age Well Pick up  at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    To register, contact Lori York at 802- 425-6371 or 
    Lyork@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org

  • Memoir Writing*
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

  • T'ai Chi-Beginners (Hybrid)
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level and experience a sense of confidence.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • T'ai Chi Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko 
    Ongoing. 
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • Piano Music
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Don Helgesen 
    Join us for an afternoon of light refreshments and piano music from the Great American Songbook, including a wide range of early, 20th-century American jazz standards, popular songs, and show tunes. 
    No fee.

Friday, June 3
  • Essentrics® on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class.

  • Arts Group on Friday
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Kay George
    Ongoing. 
    You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. 
    No fee.

  • Italian for Total Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi
    Dates: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 (6 weeks)  You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling  to Italy and ordering your morning cappuccino in a sun- drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is  for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian— and have fun along the way
    Cost: $48 / Register by Friday, May 6.

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Game Afternoons
    12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

  • Croquet
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Joan Mollica
    Do you remember passing afternoons playing a game of Croquet with friends and neighbors? Or are you interested in learning how to play Croquet? Looking to see if there is interest in starting a regular game of Croquet at the senior center. Questions? Email Joan Mollica at jmollica3@comcast.net

  • Scrabble
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson 
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? Join us on Fridays at the Senior Center. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com. 

Sunday, June 5
  • Shape-Note Singing
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Mark Williams
    This traditional, a cappella, four-part harmony has been called “full-body, shout-it-out singing” and is also known as Sacred Harp (1750–1850). Open to newcomers and experienced singers. No performances and no auditions; a “good voice” is not required. Songbooks are provided. Stop by to listen or sing, and leave whenever you wish. 
    Questions? Email Kerry Cullinan at kclynxvt@gmail.com

    Free 

Monday, June 6
  • Register Grab & Go Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    March menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe 
    802-425-6345 
    or kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Chair yoga works on strength, balance and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and all seated poses, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    Ongoing. 
    A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath-led movement, building bone strength, improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice and students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.
    Cost: $10/class

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

    To be announced

  • Backgammon
    12:30 pm-3:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Ongoing. 
    We play an intermediate level of duplicate bridge using the basic ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) conventions. Names are drawn for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome and paired with an experienced player to help for a few weeks of open dialogue training. We are always looking for new players that have basic bridge knowledge.
    No fee. 

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


    Ongoing. On Zoom 
    Currently fully subscribed
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful, we will offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee.

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

    Currently fully subscribed
    Ongoing. In Person
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful, we will offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee.

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Z)
    3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Ongoing on Zoom. 
    Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of bringing moment-to-moment awareness to our experience. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve health, increase mental clarity, and enhance our enjoyment of life. The techniques offered in this class are designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators and to be used as much in daily life as when seated in formal practice.
    Zoom information provided upon registration. No fee.

  • Backgammon
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 7
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing in person and on Zoom. 
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. It includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. We will work core muscles to improve balance, strength, and posture.
    Cost: $8/class

  • Board Meeting
    9:45 am-10:45 am

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Mahjong
    12:45 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jean-Carol Dunham, Nan Mason & Nancy Rosenthal 
    Ongoing. 
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to join this informal get-together. For questions contact: anne.mason@uvm.edu. 
    No fee. 

  • Book Discussion with Author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    at The Charlotte Library 
    Join author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore for a discussion of her new novel, Fierce Little Thing. Described by the New York Journal Review of Books as “captivating, thoughtful, and tense, a great read for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and complex puzzles.” 
    Registration required. Co-sponsored with The Charlotte Library.

Wednesday, June 8
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Birding Expedition
    9:00 am-11:00 am

    with Hank Kaestner
    Please meet at the Center 10 minutes prior to our 9 a.m. departure so we can carpool to the location for spectacular bird watching. 
    Group size is limited. 
    Cost: No fee / Registration required. To register for the May trip, email CSbirding@gmavt.net and include your name and phone number.

  • Chair Yoga
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing. 
    Chair yoga works on strength, balance and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and all seated poses, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

     With Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services Wednesday,  If you or someone you love is experiencing vision loss, it is still possible to enjoy reading with some simple adaptations. Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, shares the variety of largeprint, digital and audio resources that are available to help you to access print. 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). VABVI is a nonprofit that can also help you to get magnifiers or teach you how to use smart devices to access print. 
    No fee.

Thursday, June 9
  • Men's Breakfast
    7:00 am-9:00 am

    Once a month, the men gather for breakfast and conversation. All pitch in to prepare the meal, set tables, or clean up. We frequently have presentations on a variety of interesting topics. It’s worth a visit! 
    Please register by the Tuesday before the breakfast. Suggested donation: $5

  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. In Person and on Zoom.
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. Working core muscles to improve balance, strength and posture. We will move a little faster at times.
    Cost: $8/class.

  • Fiber Arts Group
    9:15 am-12:00 pm

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

  • Grab & Go Meal Pick-up
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    provided by Age Well Pick up  at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    To register, contact Lori York at 802- 425-6371 or 
    Lyork@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org

  • Memoir Writing*
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

  • T'ai Chi-Beginners (Hybrid)
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level and experience a sense of confidence.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • T'ai Chi Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko 
    Ongoing. 
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • Short Story Selections
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories available at the library circulation desk or via email.
    Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Library. No fee.
    Register with the Library for details.

  • BLOOD DRIVE
    2:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Please consider donating blood. The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: CHARLOTTE to schedule an appointment.

Friday, June 10
  • Kayak Trip: Dead Creek
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    These kayak trips are for active women who share a love for exploring our many local lakes, ponds and rivers.  On June 10, we’ll kayak on Dead Creek in Ferrisburgh, VT. On June 24, we will go to Green River Reservoir in Hyde Park, VT.
    To register your interest, please respond by email directly to Susan Hyde at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com to be placed on a master list of paddlers.

  • Essentrics® on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class.

  • Arts Group on Friday
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Kay George
    Ongoing. 
    You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. 
    No fee.

  • Italian for Total Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi
    Dates: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 (6 weeks)  You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling  to Italy and ordering your morning cappuccino in a sun- drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is  for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian— and have fun along the way
    Cost: $48 / Register by Friday, May 6.

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Game Afternoons
    12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

  • Croquet
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Joan Mollica
    Do you remember passing afternoons playing a game of Croquet with friends and neighbors? Or are you interested in learning how to play Croquet? Looking to see if there is interest in starting a regular game of Croquet at the senior center. Questions? Email Joan Mollica at jmollica3@comcast.net

  • Scrabble
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson 
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? Join us on Fridays at the Senior Center. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com. 

Saturday, June 11
  • Spring Hike: Rattlesnake Mt.
    8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Rattlesnake Mountain, Willsboro, NY 
    Meet at the Senior Center by 8:30 to leave for the ferry. We’ll carpool, so bring cash for the ferry.  This is a 2.6 mile out-and-back trail with an elevation gain of 700 feet that features great views of the Willsboro Bay and Lake Champlain. Its difficulty is moderate with a somewhat steep climb for the last quarter mile before the summit. We will take it slow.
    Cost: Ferry Ride Registration required by Wednesday, June 8.

Monday, June 13
  • Register Grab & Go Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    March menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe 
    802-425-6345 
    or kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Chair yoga works on strength, balance and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and all seated poses, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    Ongoing. 
    A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath-led movement, building bone strength, improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice and students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.
    Cost: $10/class

  • Age Well Tickets
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

    Age Well Restaurant Tickets
    Stop by the Charlotte Senior Center to talk with an Age Well representative about their restaurant ticket program that can be used for meals at participating restaurants.

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

    To be announced

  • Backgammon
    12:30 pm-3:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Ongoing. 
    We play an intermediate level of duplicate bridge using the basic ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) conventions. Names are drawn for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome and paired with an experienced player to help for a few weeks of open dialogue training. We are always looking for new players that have basic bridge knowledge.
    No fee. 

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


    Ongoing. On Zoom 
    Currently fully subscribed
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful, we will offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee.

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

    Currently fully subscribed
    Ongoing. In Person
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful, we will offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee.

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Z)
    3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Ongoing on Zoom. 
    Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of bringing moment-to-moment awareness to our experience. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve health, increase mental clarity, and enhance our enjoyment of life. The techniques offered in this class are designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators and to be used as much in daily life as when seated in formal practice.
    Zoom information provided upon registration. No fee.

  • Backgammon
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 14
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing in person and on Zoom. 
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. It includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. We will work core muscles to improve balance, strength, and posture.
    Cost: $8/class

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Covid Vaccination Clinic
    12:30 pm-4:30 pm

    with Garnet Healthcare
    Cost: Free
    Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics—no appointments necessary. Vaccines and Boosters are available for Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5-11); Adult Pfizer (12+) and Moderna (18+).

  • Mahjong
    12:45 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jean-Carol Dunham, Nan Mason & Nancy Rosenthal 
    Ongoing. 
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to join this informal get-together. For questions contact: anne.mason@uvm.edu. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, June 15
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Chair Yoga
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing. 
    Chair yoga works on strength, balance and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and all seated poses, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Bag It! Documentary
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join Robin Orr, Community Outreach Coordinator from Chittenden Solid Waste District, as part of their monthly environmental series. This month’s presentation is Bag It, a 78-minute “touching and often flat-out-funny” documentary that follows Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. 
    Co-sponsored with Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) and The Charlotte Library. 

Thursday, June 16
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. In Person and on Zoom.
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. Working core muscles to improve balance, strength and posture. We will move a little faster at times.
    Cost: $8/class.

  • Fiber Arts Group
    9:15 am-12:00 pm

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

  • Grab & Go Meal Pick-up
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    provided by Age Well Pick up  at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    To register, contact Lori York at 802- 425-6371 or 
    Lyork@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org

  • Memoir Writing*
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

  • T'ai Chi-Beginners (Hybrid)
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level and experience a sense of confidence.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • T'ai Chi Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko 
    Ongoing. 
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • Making a Difference with Hands to Honduras Tela (H2HT)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Linda Gilbert
    Hands to Honduras Tela (H2HT) is a service group of dedicated volunteers of all ages who travel to Tela, Honduras, to create positive change. Projects are specifically focused on: Maternal-Child Health; Educational Improvements; Medical/Dental Brigade; Community Assistance. The presentation will show how one small group can accomplish such big projects successfully and have fun while doing it. Linda Gault Gilbert of Charlotte, Directora of H2HT, will share colorful photos and unique stories of how the love of service creates happiness for all involved.

Friday, June 17
  • Essentrics® on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. $8 per class.

  • Arts Group on Friday
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Kay George
    Ongoing. 
    You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. 
    No fee.

  • Italian for Total Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi
    Dates: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 (6 weeks)  You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling  to Italy and ordering your morning cappuccino in a sun- drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is  for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian— and have fun along the way
    Cost: $48 / Register by Friday, May 6.

  • Coffee & Canvas – Summer Gardens
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    with Sherry Senior 
    Unlike traditional Paint & Sips, this “Coffee & Canvas” will allow you to explore and create your own unique painting. But don’t worry—there will be plenty of inspiration for various summer gardens to choose from. No prior painting experience needed. All materials included. Class limit of 12.

    Cost: $25 / Register by Monday, June 13.

  • Strength Maintenance
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

    Ongoing.
    These exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. 
    Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Game Afternoons
    12:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

  • Croquet
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Joan Mollica
    Do you remember passing afternoons playing a game of Croquet with friends and neighbors? Or are you interested in learning how to play Croquet? Looking to see if there is interest in starting a regular game of Croquet at the senior center. Questions? Email Joan Mollica at jmollica3@comcast.net

  • Scrabble
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson 
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? Join us on Fridays at the Senior Center. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com. 

Sunday, June 19
  • Mansfield Mountain Band
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    From Richmond, Vermont, comes the Mansfield Mountain Band, a four-piece acoustic group armed with banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, and vocals, bringing you a rib-tickling blend of traditional Bluegrass and Americana classics, along with original songs of their own. Featuring: Thomas Bryce (Banjo), Jordan Duffy (Mandolin), Charlie Wilson (Guitar), and Jeremy Hobart (Bass).
    Free

Monday, June 20
  • Register Grab & Go Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    March menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe 
    802-425-6345 
    or kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Chair yoga works on strength, balance and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and all seated poses, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    Ongoing. 
    A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath-led movement, building bone strength, improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice and students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.
    Cost: $10/class

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

    To be announced

  • Backgammon
    12:30 pm-3:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Ongoing. 
    We play an intermediate level of duplicate bridge using the basic ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) conventions. Names are drawn for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome and paired with an experienced player to help for a few weeks of open dialogue training. We are always looking for new players that have basic bridge knowledge.
    No fee. 

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


    Ongoing. On Zoom 
    Currently fully subscribed
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful, we will offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee.

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

    Currently fully subscribed
    Ongoing. In Person
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful, we will offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee.

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Z)
    3:30 pm-4:30 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Ongoing on Zoom. 
    Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of bringing moment-to-moment awareness to our experience. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve health, increase mental clarity, and enhance our enjoyment of life. The techniques offered in this class are designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators and to be used as much in daily life as when seated in formal practice.
    Zoom information provided upon registration. No fee.

  • Backgammon
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.