Fall Schedule

Wednesday, October 20
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/1–10/13 (7 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/20–11/24 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I: $56; Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • **Annual Mtg. Friends of CSC**
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join us to become better acquainted with the workings of our organization. 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.

Thursday, October 21
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. On Zoom and in person
    Session I: 9/2–10/7 (5 weeks, no class 9/16) 
    Session II: 10/14–11/18 (6 weeks) 
    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. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights; Pilates exercises are done on the floor on mats. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required. Session I: $40; Session II: $48; or $8 per 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.

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing.  Zoom class
    Session I: 9/2–10/7 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/14–11/18 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class.

  • 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.

  • Play Reading
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Sue Foley and Wally Gates
    Thursdays, 2:00–4:30. Dates: 9/23, 10/21 & 11/18.
    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.

Friday, October 22
  • French Coffee Club
    9:15 am-10:15 am

    with Alysse Anton 
    Dates: 9/10–10/29. (8 weeks) 
    Have an engaging French conversation with your morning coffee. This course is designed for high-beginner/low-intermediate French speakers who are able to carry on a basic conversation, but who would like to improve confidence and fluency. Short articles and movies will be used to facilitate conversations. Not intended for beginning French speakers.
    Please register by 9/7. Fee: $80. 

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

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    Session I: 9/3–10/8 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/15–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class. 

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

    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.

  • French Book Club
    10:30 am-11:30 am

  • Strength Maint.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    Based on the Living Strong program, 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.

Monday, October 25
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/13–10/18 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/25–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $60 each; or $10 per class. 

  • Book of Joy
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko 
    Monday mornings, 10:30–noon. Dates: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22 & 12/6. 
    We will be reading The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. “This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers...offers hope that joy is possible for everyone...and describes a clear path for attaining it.” —Publishers Weekly. Join us to ponder and discuss our musings as we read through this unique book together. 
    Pre-registration required by 9/8; limit of 10. 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak 
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/13–10/18 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/25–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    A gentle-paced class that will cover all aspects of yoga, including meditation, breathwork and postures, for flexibility and strength. Suggestions will be given for adapting, although students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. 
    Registration required. Session I & Session II: $60 each; or $10 per class.

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

    Mulligatawny Soup
    Crudites platter
    Pita bread
    Pig's cake

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Ongoing. 
    A 15-minute, skill-building lesson begins the afternoon. We then draw names for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome to observe and join in when you feel ready to play. 
    No fee. 

  • French Conv. Gathering
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Ongoing. 
    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.

Tuesday, October 26
  • Pilates PLUS
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. 
    Session I: 9/7–10/19 (7 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/26–11/30 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I: $56; Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • Strength Maint.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.
    Based on the Living Strong program, 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. 
    No fee. 

  • Mindfulness for Life
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Dates: 9/7–10/12. (6 weeks) 
    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 required. No fee.

Wednesday, October 27
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/1–10/13 (7 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/20–11/24 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I: $56; Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • **Fudge Fest**
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    FUDGE FEST in the Café We will supply the ingredients for you to pick up and mix up a batch of fudge at home to bring in. Then, all are welcome to come around 1:00 and spend the afternoon telling stories and wrapping up Halloween fudge and popcorn balls for the children.

  • Books of the World
    2:30 pm-4:00 pm

    Dates: 9/29, 10/27, 11/10, 11/23 (Tues.) & 12/8. (no mtg. 10/13) 
    In five twice-monthly sessions, travel around the world discussing novels by international authors that are rich in sense of place. Titles (in order) are: Atonement (England); My Sister, The Serial Killer (Nigeria); The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Thailand and Australia); Pachinko (Korea and Japan); and The God of Small Things (India). Bring your curiosity and willingness to share your thoughts. 
    Please register by 9/14. No fee.       
    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library.  

Thursday, October 28
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. On Zoom and in person
    Session I: 9/2–10/7 (5 weeks, no class 9/16) 
    Session II: 10/14–11/18 (6 weeks) 
    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. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights; Pilates exercises are done on the floor on mats. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required. Session I: $40; Session II: $48; or $8 per 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.

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing.  Zoom class
    Session I: 9/2–10/7 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/14–11/18 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class.

  • 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.

  • Singing Shape-Note
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    with Kerry Cullinan 
    Dates:10/7, 10/14, (no class 10/21), 10/28 & 11/04. 
    This is an opportunity to learn to read and sing traditional music as it has developed in this country since the Pilgrims. Relying on The Sacred Harp tune book, in 4 sessions we will cover a thousand years of history and 400 years of singing. 
    No fee. Registration required by 10/4.

Friday, October 29
  • French Coffee Club
    9:15 am-10:15 am

    with Alysse Anton 
    Dates: 9/10–10/29. (8 weeks) 
    Have an engaging French conversation with your morning coffee. This course is designed for high-beginner/low-intermediate French speakers who are able to carry on a basic conversation, but who would like to improve confidence and fluency. Short articles and movies will be used to facilitate conversations. Not intended for beginning French speakers.
    Please register by 9/7. Fee: $80. 

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

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    Session I: 9/3–10/8 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/15–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class. 

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

    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.

  • French Book Club
    10:30 am-11:30 am

  • Strength Maint.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    Based on the Living Strong program, 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.

Monday, November 1
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/13–10/18 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/25–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $60 each; or $10 per class. 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak 
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/13–10/18 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/25–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    A gentle-paced class that will cover all aspects of yoga, including meditation, breathwork and postures, for flexibility and strength. Suggestions will be given for adapting, although students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. 
    Registration required. Session I & Session II: $60 each; or $10 per class.

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

    To be announced

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Ongoing. 
    A 15-minute, skill-building lesson begins the afternoon. We then draw names for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome to observe and join in when you feel ready to play. 
    No fee. 

  • French Conv. Gathering
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Ongoing. 
    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.

Tuesday, November 2
  • Pilates PLUS
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. 
    Session I: 9/7–10/19 (7 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/26–11/30 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I: $56; Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • Strength Maint.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.
    Based on the Living Strong program, 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. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, November 3
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/1–10/13 (7 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/20–11/24 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I: $56; Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • **American Family in the Evil Empire with Steve Goldstein**
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    AN AMERICAN FAMILY in the EVIL EMPIRE 
    with Steve Goldstein 
    In the time of Gorbachev, glasnost (openness) seemed to beckon, so you packed up your family and dog and took the Moscow correspondent post for a large U.S. newspaper. But, even with reforms, daily challenges remained: the Soviet economy; taps on your telephone, apartment – even your car; gasoline in the drinking water; domestic staff from KGB Temps; medical care dating from Dr. Zhivago; and those so-called ‘honey traps’ designed to discredit your reporting. 
    Steve Goldstein is a former Moscow and Washington Bureau Chief for The Philadelphia Inquirer

    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library.

Thursday, November 4
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. On Zoom and in person
    Session I: 9/2–10/7 (5 weeks, no class 9/16) 
    Session II: 10/14–11/18 (6 weeks) 
    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. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights; Pilates exercises are done on the floor on mats. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required. Session I: $40; Session II: $48; or $8 per 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.

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing.  Zoom class
    Session I: 9/2–10/7 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/14–11/18 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class.

  • 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.

  • Singing Shape-Note
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    with Kerry Cullinan 
    Dates:10/7, 10/14, (no class 10/21), 10/28 & 11/04. 
    This is an opportunity to learn to read and sing traditional music as it has developed in this country since the Pilgrims. Relying on The Sacred Harp tune book, in 4 sessions we will cover a thousand years of history and 400 years of singing. 
    No fee. Registration required by 10/4.

Friday, November 5
  • Essentrics® on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    Session I: 9/3–10/8 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/15–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class. 

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

    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.

  • Strength Maint.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    Based on the Living Strong program, 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.

Monday, November 8
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/13–10/18 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/25–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I & Session II: $60 each; or $10 per class. 

  • Book of Joy
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko 
    Monday mornings, 10:30–noon. Dates: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22 & 12/6. 
    We will be reading The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. “This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers...offers hope that joy is possible for everyone...and describes a clear path for attaining it.” —Publishers Weekly. Join us to ponder and discuss our musings as we read through this unique book together. 
    Pre-registration required by 9/8; limit of 10. 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak 
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/13–10/18 (6 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/25–11/19 (6 weeks) 
    A gentle-paced class that will cover all aspects of yoga, including meditation, breathwork and postures, for flexibility and strength. Suggestions will be given for adapting, although students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. 
    Registration required. Session I & Session II: $60 each; or $10 per class.

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

    To be announced

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Ongoing. 
    A 15-minute, skill-building lesson begins the afternoon. We then draw names for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome to observe and join in when you feel ready to play. 
    No fee. 

  • French Conv. Gathering
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Ongoing. 
    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.

Tuesday, November 9
  • Pilates PLUS
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. 
    Session I: 9/7–10/19 (7 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/26–11/30 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I: $56; Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • Strength Maint.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.
    Based on the Living Strong program, 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. 
    No fee. 

Wednesday, November 10
  • Essentrics® on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    Session 1: 9/1–10/13 (7 weeks) 
    Session II: 10/20–11/24 (6 weeks) 
    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. Session I: $56; Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • **Immigration Challenges with Greg Smith**
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    IMMIGRATION CHALLENGES: THE ROAD AHEAD 
    with Greg Smith 
    Join us for an impartial review of Trump Administration immigration policy changes and the initial responses of the Biden Administration. We will look at what the road ahead might be for immigration reform, asylum challenges at the border, and refugee challenges globally. Gregory Smith was formerly Associate Director of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service and also served

  • Books of the World
    2:30 pm-4:00 pm

    Dates: 9/29, 10/27, 11/10, 11/23 (Tues.) & 12/8. (no mtg. 10/13) 
    In five twice-monthly sessions, travel around the world discussing novels by international authors that are rich in sense of place. Titles (in order) are: Atonement (England); My Sister, The Serial Killer (Nigeria); The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Thailand and Australia); Pachinko (Korea and Japan); and The God of Small Things (India). Bring your curiosity and willingness to share your thoughts. 
    Please register by 9/14. No fee.       
    Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library.