Notice of Closure and Online Classes.

Summer Schedule

The Summer Schedule is now available but there are many changes to come.  The Senior Center began re-opening in stages starting on June 7th as some classes return to the building.  This process will be a slow transition and dependent on volunteers who can help with hosting. By September and the Fall Session all classes will be back at the Senior Center.

Meanwhile many activities, presentations and online courses are continuing on Zoom. Beginning in June this calendar will reflect the actual classes and indicate if they are live or on Zoom.

Below are all the ongoing classes/events with an indication of whether they are online or in the Senior Center building. See the Online Classes page for more information on registering and paying for online classes.. 

Weekly Wednesday Events will be online at least through June. 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.

Monday, July 26
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing at the Senior Center
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. (No class on 6/2)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White 
    Online Zoom
    Monday mornings, 11:00–12:00. Ongoing.
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Duplicate Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    Senior Center
    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Monday afternoons, 12:30–4:00. 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
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Online Zoom, 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, July 27
  • Pilates PLUS
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing at the Senior Center 
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Watercolor - Summer Splash!
    9:00 am-3:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings Tuesday, 7/27. 
    All-day workshop from 9:00 to 3:00. 
    Get your creative juices flowing in a one-day workshop where we’ll explore a few non-traditional methods of painting summer flowers with interesting backgrounds. Some experience with watercolor helpful. Please register and pay by July 20 so you have time to get materials — the materials list will be sent to you upon completion of your registration. Questions? Email: lynn. cummings@uvm.edu. 
    Minimum 6. Registration and payment must be received by 7/20 to hold your spot. Fee: $77. (In person only – if allowed.)  

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

    with John Creech
    Online Zoom. 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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Online Zoom
    Tuesday mornings, 11:00–12:00. 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.  

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

    Ongoing.  At the Senior Center
    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

    Senior Center
    Ongoing: Register online
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to
    join this informal get-together. 
    No fee.

Wednesday, July 28
  • Essentrics
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Online at the Senior Center
    Wednesday mornings, 8:30–9:30. Ongoing. (No class on 6/30)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Drawing/Painting Outdoors
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

    with Linda Reynolds 
    Four 3-hour classes, 10:30–1:30. Wed. or Thurs. in July & August Dates: 
    2) July 28 or 29; (Best weather report for either Wednesday or Thursday decides the day; rain dates, if necessary.) 
    Bring your watercolors or pastels for painting outdoors in beautiful, inspiring spots. With demonstrations, exercises, encouragement and gentle advice, learn new ways of observing and using alternative drawing/ painting tools and techniques. 
    Limited to 6 participants. After registration, you will receive a list of locations and what to bring. Fee: $100 for the series. 

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

    with Laurel Lakey
    Online Zoom
    Wednesday mornings, 11:00–11:45. Dates: 6/9–7/28. (8 weeks) 
    In collaboration with Dee Physical Therapy, this 8-week course is designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program consists of 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: $30. (Please pay at the start) 

  • *Biking in the Dolomites*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Don Porter 
    Follow a troupe of intrepid bikers on a short sprint in Italy through some of the most beautiful mountain terrain in the world. From the spectacular high alpine meadows of Alpe di Siusi (a UNESCO world heritage site) to the famous and demanding Sella Ronda (a 9,186 ft. altitude change), explore this extraordinarily majestic region on cyclist’s wings. 
    Don Porter is an aspiring outdoor explorer away from his financial advisory desk.  

  • Mindfulness Med. Practice
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Online Zoom
    Wednesday afternoons, 2:30–3:45. 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. 
    No fee.  

Thursday, July 29
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing at the Senior Center 
    Thursday mornings, 8:30–9:30. 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. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    Senior Center
    with Diane Burgess and Davey DeGraff 
    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. 

  • Drawing/Painting Outdoors
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

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

    with John Creech 
    Online Zoom
    Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:30–11:30. 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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with Katie Franko
    At Senior Center
    Thursday mornings, 11:00–12:00. Ongoing.
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health.

Friday, July 30
  • Kayak Trip
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Waterbury Reservoir – Susan Hyde and Nancy Brentschneider
    Friday mornings These trips provide an opportunity for active women to explore our many local lakes, ponds and rivers. For more information, please email Susan Hyde directly at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com.Registration required. Maximum is determined by leaders. 
    No fee.

  • Essentrics
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing at the Senior Center
    Friday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. (No class on 7/2)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    Senior Center
    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 Maintenance
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.  At the Senior Center
    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.

  • Italian-Continuing Beginners
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Online Zoom
    Fridays, 1:00–2:00. Dates: 6/25–7/30. (6 weeks) 
     You’ve studied a bit of Italian? Are you beginning to put sentences together and carry on basic conversations? Have you been practicing ordering lunch in a sun-drenched piazza? Do you spend your free time watching Italian movies and singing along with your favorite Italian songsters? Then this class is for you! 
    Please register by 6/18. Fee: $48.  

  • Italian-Intermediate
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Online Zoom
    Fridays, 2:30–3:30. Dates: 6/25–7/30. (6 weeks) 
     If you’ve studied Italian, but your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” then this class is the right place for you. We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through conversation, reading, writing and taking virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. Grammar level already achieved: up through Passato Prossimo. 
    Please register by 6/18. Fee: $48.  

  • Italian-Adv.
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    with Nicole Librandi
    Online Zoom
    Fridays, 4:00–5:00. 
    Dates: 6/25–7/30. (6 weeks) 
    Join this class to strengthen your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy virtually as you use Italiano in conversation, writing, reading, films, games and songs. Class is conducted almost exclusively in Italian. 
    Please register by 6/18. Fee: $48.

  • Italian-Total Beginners
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Online Zoom
    Fridays, 5:30–6:30. Dates: 6/25–7/30. (6 weeks) 
     You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling to Italy and ordering your morning cappuccino? Now is the time to begin your study of Italian— and have fun along the way! 
    Please register by 6/18. Fee: $48. ITALIAN courses: 

Monday, August 2
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing at the Senior Center
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. (No class on 6/2)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White 
    Online Zoom
    Monday mornings, 11:00–12:00. Ongoing.
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Duplicate Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    Senior Center
    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Monday afternoons, 12:30–4:00. 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
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Online Zoom, 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, August 3
  • Pilates PLUS
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing at the Senior Center 
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with John Creech
    Online Zoom. 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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Online Zoom
    Tuesday mornings, 11:00–12:00. 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.  

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

    Ongoing.  At the Senior Center
    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

    Senior Center
    Ongoing: Register online
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to
    join this informal get-together. 
    No fee.

Wednesday, August 4
  • Essentrics
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Online at the Senior Center
    Wednesday mornings, 8:30–9:30. Ongoing. (No class on 6/30)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Drawing/Painting Outdoors
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

    with Linda Reynolds 
    Four 3-hour classes, 10:30–1:30. Wed. or Thurs. in July & August Dates: 
    3) Aug. 4 or 5; (Best weather report for either Wednesday or Thursday decides the day; rain dates, if necessary.) 
    Bring your watercolors or pastels for painting outdoors in beautiful, inspiring spots. With demonstrations, exercises, encouragement and gentle advice, learn new ways of observing and using alternative drawing/ painting tools and techniques. 
    Limited to 6 participants. After registration, you will receive a list of locations and what to bring. Fee: $100 for the series. Registration and payment are due by 7/16 to hold your spot. 

  • *Mark Rothko*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Linda Finkelstein
    Marcus Rotkovitch was born in Dvinsk, Latvia, and immigrated to Portland, Oregon, as a youngster. After being recruited to Yale, he eventually settled in New York City to become a world-renowned abstract painter. His journey will be a journey for all into the spirit of color, form, and space. 
    Linda Finkelstein is a mixed media artist and former art teacher, with degrees in art history and art education.

  • Mindfulness Med. Practice
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Online Zoom
    Wednesday afternoons, 2:30–3:45. 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. 
    No fee.  

Thursday, August 5
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing at the Senior Center 
    Thursday mornings, 8:30–9:30. 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. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    Senior Center
    with Diane Burgess and Davey DeGraff 
    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. 

  • Drawing/Painting Outdoors
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

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

    with John Creech 
    Online Zoom
    Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:30–11:30. 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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with Katie Franko
    At Senior Center
    Thursday mornings, 11:00–12:00. Ongoing.
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health.

  • BLOOD DRIVE
    2:00 pm-7:00 pm

    with the American Red Cross
    Thursday, 2:00–7:00.
    The Senior Center is always happy to host the American Red Cross blood drives. If you wish to donate blood, please visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Please note that strict Covid health protocols will be followed for the safety of those participating in this event.

  • Exploring Your Roots
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Kristin D’Agostino 
    Thursday afternoons, 2:00–3:30. Dates: 8/5–9/9. (6 weeks) 
    In this six-week memoir writing class, we will explore various cultures through the lens of family, foods and tradition by reading poetry, graphic novels and memoirs by well-known writers including Colette, Marjane Satrapi and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. We will then write and share our memoirs with the aim of exploring our own family heritage. Writer and educator Kristin D’Agostino writes about Italy and her Italian-American roots for Italian America magazine. 
    Please register by 8/2. Fee: $72, materials included.  

Friday, August 6
  • Essentrics
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing at the Senior Center
    Friday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. (No class on 7/2)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    Senior Center
    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 Maintenance
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.  At the Senior Center
    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.

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

    with Laurie McMillan 
    Friday mornings, 11:00–12:30.  Session B: 8/6–8/27. (4 weeks) 
    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. 
    Newcomers welcome. Please register by 8/2. Fee: $48 for each series of 90-min. classes.

Monday, August 9
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing at the Senior Center
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. (No class on 6/2)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White 
    Online Zoom
    Monday mornings, 11:00–12:00. Ongoing.
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Duplicate Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    Senior Center
    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Monday afternoons, 12:30–4:00. 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
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Online Zoom, 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, August 10
  • Pilates PLUS
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing at the Senior Center 
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with John Creech
    Online Zoom. 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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Online Zoom
    Tuesday mornings, 11:00–12:00. 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.  

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

    Ongoing.  At the Senior Center
    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

    Senior Center
    Ongoing: Register online
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to
    join this informal get-together. 
    No fee.

Wednesday, August 11
  • Essentrics
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Online at the Senior Center
    Wednesday mornings, 8:30–9:30. Ongoing. (No class on 6/30)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Birding Trip #3
    9:00 am-10:00 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. 
    Registration begins 6/01/21. Please send your name, phone number, and the date/s you wish to join to: CSCbirding@gmavt.net. No fee. Group size is limited. 

  • Drawing/Painting Outdoors
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

    with Linda Reynolds 
    Four 3-hour classes, 10:30–1:30. Wed. or Thurs. in July & August Dates: 
    4) Aug. 11 or 12. (Best weather report for either Wednesday or Thursday decides the day; rain dates, if necessary.) 
    Bring your watercolors or pastels for painting outdoors in beautiful, inspiring spots. With demonstrations, exercises, encouragement and gentle advice, learn new ways of observing and using alternative drawing/ painting tools and techniques. 
    Limited to 6 participants. After registration, you will receive a list of locations and what to bring. Fee: $100 for the series. Registration and payment are due by 7/16 to hold your spot. 

  • *Prohibition in Champlain Valley*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Susan Evans McClure 
    To truly understand federal Prohibition in the Champlain Valley, you have to go back before the ratification of the 18th Amendment in 1919. Learn how the Champlain Valley went from being a major producer and consumer of alcohol in the early 1800s — to a hotbed of temperance sentiment by the mid-19th century. 
    Susan Evans McClure is the Executive Director of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

  • Mindfulness Med. Practice
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Online Zoom
    Wednesday afternoons, 2:30–3:45. 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. 
    No fee.  

Thursday, August 12
  • Gents Breakfast
    7:30 am-9:00 am

    with Bob Chutter and Friends
    At the Senior Center
    Second and fourth Thursday mornings, 7:30–9:00. Ongoing.
    Twice a month, the men gather for breakfast and conversation.
    Fee: $5 for breakfast.

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing at the Senior Center 
    Thursday mornings, 8:30–9:30. 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. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    Senior Center
    with Diane Burgess and Davey DeGraff 
    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. 

  • Drawing/Painting Outdoors
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

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

    with John Creech 
    Online Zoom
    Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:30–11:30. 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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with Katie Franko
    At Senior Center
    Thursday mornings, 11:00–12:00. Ongoing.
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health.

  • Exploring Your Roots
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Kristin D’Agostino 
    Thursday afternoons, 2:00–3:30. Dates: 8/5–9/9. (6 weeks) 
    In this six-week memoir writing class, we will explore various cultures through the lens of family, foods and tradition by reading poetry, graphic novels and memoirs by well-known writers including Colette, Marjane Satrapi and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. We will then write and share our memoirs with the aim of exploring our own family heritage. Writer and educator Kristin D’Agostino writes about Italy and her Italian-American roots for Italian America magazine. 
    Please register by 8/2. Fee: $72, materials included.  

Friday, August 13
  • Kayak Trip
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Lamoille River – Sharyl Green and Lenice Hirschberger
    Friday mornings These trips provide an opportunity for active women to explore our many local lakes, ponds and rivers. For more information, please email Susan Hyde directly at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com.Registration required. Maximum is determined by leaders. 
    No fee.

  • Essentrics
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing at the Senior Center
    Friday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. (No class on 7/2)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    Senior Center
    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 Maintenance
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Ongoing.  At the Senior Center
    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.

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

    with Laurie McMillan 
    Friday mornings, 11:00–12:30.  Session B: 8/6–8/27. (4 weeks) 
    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. 
    Newcomers welcome. Please register by 8/2. Fee: $48 for each series of 90-min. classes.

Monday, August 16
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Ongoing at the Senior Center
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. (No class on 6/2)
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White 
    Online Zoom
    Monday mornings, 11:00–12:00. Ongoing.
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

  • Duplicate Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    Senior Center
    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Monday afternoons, 12:30–4:00. 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
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Online Zoom, 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, August 17
  • Pilates PLUS
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing at the Senior Center 
    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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with John Creech
    Online Zoom. 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.
    Fee: $5 per class attended.

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

    with Linda Gilbert 
    Online Zoom
    Tuesday mornings, 11:00–12:00. 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.  

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

    Ongoing.  At the Senior Center
    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

    Senior Center
    Ongoing: Register online
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to
    join this informal get-together. 
    No fee.