Notice of Closure and Online Classes.

Please Note: Due to Covid-19, the Senior Center building is closed until further notice. There are no Monday or Wednesday meals.

Below are all the ongoing classes/events. All classes, except Birding and Kayaking, are online using Zoom. See the Online Classes page for more information. 

Weekly Wednesday Events will be online. See Wednesday Lectures/Events for more information on events and lectures. Zoom information will be provided there and on the Online Zoom Classes page for access on the day of the event.

Friday, December 4
  • Essentrics™
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Italian Intro-B
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Online Zoom

    with Nicole Librandi 

    Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) 

    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

  • Italian Refresher-B
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi
    Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy — virtually — as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc. 
    Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

Monday, December 7
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Ongoing. Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing. Registration required.   Fee $5

  • French Conv. Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    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 explain to others what words were used and offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; registration required. 

Tuesday, December 8
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same: to target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. 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. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Better Balance - A
    11:00 am-11:45 pm

    Session A: Dates: 12/1–1/14.
    Session B: Dates: 1/19–2/25. 
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead two 6-week courses designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. Appropriate for individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations will be made to adjust exercise difficulty. Newcomers welcome. 
    Fee: Each session $45 for 12 classes. Registration required

  • Spanish Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Ongoing. This self-directed group chats about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A no-pressure way to meet new folks, sharpen your mind, and practice your Spanish. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, December 9
  • Essentrics™
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    (No class 2/24) Ongoing.  As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • *Wrapping Up a Good Read*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Library Director Margaret Woodruff
    Join us for an online book show-and-tell session, just in time for the holidays. Staff from the Charlotte Library share their favorite selections for all ages. Books available to purchase at the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne.

  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Ongoing. You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you experience it. Mindfulness Meditation provides tools that help change how you experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. Registration necessary. No fee. 

Thursday, December 10
  • Gents Breakast
    8:00 am-9:30 am

    with Bob Chutter and Friends 
    Second and fourth Thursday mornings, 8:00–9:30. Ongoing. 
    Twice a month, the men gather for (virtual) breakfast and conversation. The group has migrated to an online Zoom format and continues to have presentations on a variety of interesting topics. It’s worth a visit! 
    Please register by the Tuesday before to get the invitation/link.

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and posture. Exercises are done on the floor on mats; includes upper-body strength work with hand weights. Bring a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required.  Fee $5.

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Course currently fully enrolled.

  • T'ai Chi - Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. 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. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Better Balance - A
    11:00 am-11:45 pm

    Session A: Dates: 12/1–1/14.
    Session B: Dates: 1/19–2/25. 
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead two 6-week courses designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. Appropriate for individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations will be made to adjust exercise difficulty. Newcomers welcome. 
    Fee: Each session $45 for 12 classes. Registration required

  • BLOOD DRIVE
    2:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • Screen Writing II
    6:30 pm-7:45 pm

    with Mark Williams 
    Dates: 12/10, 12/17, 1/7 & 1/14. Each participant will be creating the beats or turning points in their movie’s story that propels the main character into action. At the start is an inciting incident that causes the main character to break out of denial to make a big change. All the characters in the movie will have backstories with strengths and weaknesses that inevitably lead to the climax of the movie, when the main character’s weakness leads to the night of hopelessness. But from deep within the character, the one forgotten skill practiced their whole life, but never truly appreciated, is used to conquer the darkness. Everyone’s movie is discussed in class each week, and this helps to build the creative energy. 
    Fee: $58 for the 6-week series of 75-min. classes. 

Friday, December 11
  • Essentrics™
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Writing Your Life Story
    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    with Laurie McMillan
    Fridays mornings, 11:00–12:30. Dates: 12/11, 12/18, 1/8 & 1/15. 
    You’ve got your story to tell, but what to include and what to leave out? How can you make your memories interesting to a reader? Explore storytelling techniques and utilize in-class exercises to help launch your own meaningful and important stories. Bring your favorite journal and pen. 
    Newcomers welcome. Registration required. Fee: $48 for the 4-part series of 90-min.classes.

  • Italian Intro-B
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Online Zoom

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) 
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

  • Italian Refresher-B
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi
    Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy — virtually — as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc. 
    Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

Monday, December 14
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Ongoing. Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing. Registration required.   Fee $5

  • French Conv. Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    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 explain to others what words were used and offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; registration required. 

Tuesday, December 15
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same: to target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. 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. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Better Balance - A
    11:00 am-11:45 pm

    Session A: Dates: 12/1–1/14.
    Session B: Dates: 1/19–2/25. 
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead two 6-week courses designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. Appropriate for individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations will be made to adjust exercise difficulty. Newcomers welcome. 
    Fee: Each session $45 for 12 classes. Registration required

  • Spanish Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Ongoing. This self-directed group chats about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A no-pressure way to meet new folks, sharpen your mind, and practice your Spanish. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, December 16
  • Essentrics™
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    (No class 2/24) Ongoing.  As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Coping with COVID
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Karen Chatfield 
    Join your peers to discuss coping strategies and share methods you have used to deal with life during the pandemic. This group is designed to provide connections and support as we navigate “the new normal” together. Please note that this group is not intended to be a substitute for therapy or professional mental health treatment. Karen Chatfield, M.A., is a trained spiritual director and energy healer with extensive experience facilitating meetings and providing training in the non-profit sector. Registration required. No fee.  

  • *Curbing Across America*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Norm Riggs 
    Come hear about Norm’s adventures of the summer of ‘64 – when he was painting house numbers on curbs across the USA. “Seeing new places, meeting new people, fascinating the neighborhood kids, earning spending money for the fall. Perfect. No competition. Americans were friendly, trusting, and generous (weren’t they?) What could go wrong?” 
    Norm retired in 2006 from Iowa State University, where he worked as a rural community development specialist.

  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Ongoing. You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you experience it. Mindfulness Meditation provides tools that help change how you experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. Registration necessary. No fee. 

Thursday, December 17
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and posture. Exercises are done on the floor on mats; includes upper-body strength work with hand weights. Bring a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required.  Fee $5.

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Course currently fully enrolled.

  • T'ai Chi - Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. 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. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Better Balance - A
    11:00 am-11:45 pm

    Session A: Dates: 12/1–1/14.
    Session B: Dates: 1/19–2/25. 
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead two 6-week courses designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. Appropriate for individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations will be made to adjust exercise difficulty. Newcomers welcome. 
    Fee: Each session $45 for 12 classes. Registration required

  • Play Reading
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Sue Foley and Wally Gates
    Dates: 12/17, 1/21 & 2/18. 
    This is table reading fun – with no stage fright to get in your way. Group meets monthly and is for people who enjoy reading plays aloud or listening to others perform. No experience is needed. Scripts are provided and parts assigned. 
    For further information, contact Sue directly at ssnfoley@icloud. com. Fee: $5 suggested donation per reading.

  • Screen Writing II
    6:30 pm-7:45 pm

    with Mark Williams 
    Dates: 12/10, 12/17, 1/7 & 1/14. Each participant will be creating the beats or turning points in their movie’s story that propels the main character into action. At the start is an inciting incident that causes the main character to break out of denial to make a big change. All the characters in the movie will have backstories with strengths and weaknesses that inevitably lead to the climax of the movie, when the main character’s weakness leads to the night of hopelessness. But from deep within the character, the one forgotten skill practiced their whole life, but never truly appreciated, is used to conquer the darkness. Everyone’s movie is discussed in class each week, and this helps to build the creative energy. 
    Fee: $58 for the 6-week series of 75-min. classes. 

Friday, December 18
  • Essentrics™
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Writing Your Life Story
    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    with Laurie McMillan
    Fridays mornings, 11:00–12:30. Dates: 12/11, 12/18, 1/8 & 1/15. 
    You’ve got your story to tell, but what to include and what to leave out? How can you make your memories interesting to a reader? Explore storytelling techniques and utilize in-class exercises to help launch your own meaningful and important stories. Bring your favorite journal and pen. 
    Newcomers welcome. Registration required. Fee: $48 for the 4-part series of 90-min.classes.

  • Italian Intro-B
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Online Zoom

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) 
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

  • Play Reading
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

  • Italian Refresher-B
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi
    Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy — virtually — as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc. 
    Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

Monday, December 21
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Book Group II Walking Each Other Home
    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying with Carol Bokan 
    Every third Monday,  Dates: 12/21, 1/11, 2/1 & 2/22. 
    A facilitated discussion for those who have already participated in one of the Center’s four-week courses based on this book. The group is currently continuing its discussion of Walking Each Other Home and will likely choose an additional book during this session. 
    Registration required. No fee. 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Ongoing. Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing. Registration required.   Fee $5

  • French Conv. Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    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 explain to others what words were used and offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; registration required. 

Tuesday, December 22
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same: to target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. 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. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Better Balance - A
    11:00 am-11:45 pm

    Session A: Dates: 12/1–1/14.
    Session B: Dates: 1/19–2/25. 
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead two 6-week courses designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. Appropriate for individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations will be made to adjust exercise difficulty. Newcomers welcome. 
    Fee: Each session $45 for 12 classes. Registration required

  • Spanish Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Ongoing. This self-directed group chats about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A no-pressure way to meet new folks, sharpen your mind, and practice your Spanish. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, December 23
  • Essentrics™
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    (No class 2/24) Ongoing.  As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • *Shakespeare: Myths & Mysteries*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Brian Bock 
    How well do we really know the Bard of Avon, and why is he so popular now? At the time of his death in 1616, three other playwrights were arguably more esteemed and popular. Many of his plays were cobbled together when the First Folio was printed in 1623 — which incorporated incomplete scripts from actors and notes scribbled by audience members. We’ll explore Shakespeare’s life and works, exploring the myths and falsehoods. 
    Brian prefers comedies over tragedies — and loves the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Alas, he cannot recite soliloquies when asked, but he can strike an impressive pose with sword (imaginary) when challenged to a duel.  

  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Ongoing. You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you experience it. Mindfulness Meditation provides tools that help change how you experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. Registration necessary. No fee. 

Thursday, December 24
  • Gents Breakast
    8:00 am-9:30 am

    with Bob Chutter and Friends 
    Second and fourth Thursday mornings, 8:00–9:30. Ongoing. 
    Twice a month, the men gather for (virtual) breakfast and conversation. The group has migrated to an online Zoom format and continues to have presentations on a variety of interesting topics. It’s worth a visit! 
    Please register by the Tuesday before to get the invitation/link.

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and posture. Exercises are done on the floor on mats; includes upper-body strength work with hand weights. Bring a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required.  Fee $5.

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Course currently fully enrolled.

Friday, December 25
  • Christmas Day
    9:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday, December 28
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Ongoing. Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing. Registration required.   Fee $5

  • French Conv. Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    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 explain to others what words were used and offer communication pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; registration required. 

Tuesday, December 29
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same: to target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. 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. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Better Balance - A
    11:00 am-11:45 pm

    Session A: Dates: 12/1–1/14.
    Session B: Dates: 1/19–2/25. 
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead two 6-week courses designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. Appropriate for individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations will be made to adjust exercise difficulty. Newcomers welcome. 
    Fee: Each session $45 for 12 classes. Registration required

  • Spanish Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Ongoing. This self-directed group chats about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A no-pressure way to meet new folks, sharpen your mind, and practice your Spanish. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, December 30
  • Essentrics™
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    (No class 2/24) Ongoing.  As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Carol Bokan
    Ongoing. This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. 
    Registration required. Fee $5.

  • Coping with COVID
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Karen Chatfield 
    Join your peers to discuss coping strategies and share methods you have used to deal with life during the pandemic. This group is designed to provide connections and support as we navigate “the new normal” together. Please note that this group is not intended to be a substitute for therapy or professional mental health treatment. Karen Chatfield, M.A., is a trained spiritual director and energy healer with extensive experience facilitating meetings and providing training in the non-profit sector. Registration required. No fee.  

  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Ongoing. You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you experience it. Mindfulness Meditation provides tools that help change how you experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. Registration necessary. No fee. 

Thursday, December 31
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and posture. Exercises are done on the floor on mats; includes upper-body strength work with hand weights. Bring a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required.  Fee $5.

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Course currently fully enrolled.

  • Better Balance - A
    11:00 am-11:45 pm