Schedule

Friday, September 29
  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class.

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

    with Kay George
    Ongoing. 
    This weekly group includes a wide range of artists looking to socialize and make new friendships. You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. 
    No fee.

  • Italian for Beginners, Part 2
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi
    Are you interested in continuing your beginner-level study of Italian? Join us as we
    explore the beauty of the Italian language and culture. Minimum of 7 students required.
    Cost: $60 for 6 weeks. Registration required by August 25.

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Susan MacDonald
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

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

    Ciao amici! Do you have a passion for all things Italian? Are you eager to brush up on your Italian language skills and to meet others who share your love for the Italian language and lifestyle? This self-led conversation group welcomes Italian language enthusiasts at all levels and provides an opportunity to practice conversational Italian in a relaxed environment. Feel free to spread the word and invite others who might be interested. Arrivederci!
    Cost: Free. No registration required.

  • Kitchen Rental
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm

  • Samba
    12:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Samba is a variation of canasta. Players form 5 clean canastas, 1 dirty canasta (with a wild card) a canasta of wild cards, a canasta of 7’s and at least 1 Samba which is a run of 7 cards in a sequence of the same suite. If you are interested in joining this group contact Sandy Armell at 802-425-3245 or Mary Mazur by phone at 802-373-1074 or email at memazur@comcast.net.

  • Brain Games
    3:00 pm-5:30 pm

    with Lin Kalson  
    There are many ways adults can stimulate their brains to increase mental health, improve memory skills, and contribute to overall well being. Research finds that positive interaction with others and engagement in stimulating group activities sharpens cognition and increases memory ability. Join us as we play various games, share laughter, and enjoy one another’s company. We have some games available, but also feel free to bring your own games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com. 

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

    with Mark Williams
    Traditional a capella, four-part harmony sung for the joy of singing...not as a practice for performance. Search “Sacred Harp” on YouTube for examples, then come and sing with us! Introduction to shape notes and scales is recommended and offered 30 minutes before each first Sunday singing. Contact Kerry Cullinan (kclynxvt@gmail.com) to schedule.

    Cost: Free. No registration required.

Monday, October 2
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.

    Registration required by Monday for Thursday meal.* 
    *You can also be signed up to automatically receive a meal each Thursday. 
    Age Well Grab-and-Go meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Simply complete and submit the Age Well registration form.  Suggested Age Well donation is $5, but not required to receive a meal. Pay what you can when you can. 

    Email: meals@charlotteseniorcentervt.org
    Phone: 802-425-6345 

  • No Essentrics® Today
    8:30 am-9:20 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    Ongoing. 
    A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath-led movement, building bone strength, and improving mobility, balance, and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.

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

    Bratwurst in a roll with grainy mustard and sauerkraut.
    German potato Salad
    Root beer to drink
    Dessert

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

    with Lane Morrison and Lorna Bates
    Ongoing. 
    We play an intermediate level of duplicate bridge using the basic ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) conventions. Names are drawn for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome and paired with an experienced player to help for a few weeks of open dialogue training. We are always looking for new players that have basic bridge knowledge.
    Cost $3

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

    Ongoing. In Person
    Free Parlez-vous français? We are an intermediate group of French speakers who meet weekly for French conversation. As the group grows, there may be opportunities to split according to skill levels. Questions? Contact Roberta Whitmore at robertawhitmore27@gmail.com.

    Cost: Free. No registration required.

Tuesday, October 3
  • No Pilates Fitness Today
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing in person and on Zoom. 
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. It includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. We will work core muscles to improve balance, strength, and posture.
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • Watercolor – Glorious Fall!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings 9:00 a.m.–noon
    In this four-week session we’ll explore color mixing and color choices for fall paintings, creating texture, getting more light into paintings, and painting fall-themed still life and landscapes. Join us in a fun and supportive atmosphere! Some experience with watercolor is helpful. Supply list will be emailed to you a week before class begins. Please register early—classes are filling up quickly again! If you need to miss a class, there will be a free “open studio” in December where you can bring in a painting and work on it. Questions? Please email: Lynn.Cummings@uvm.edu.
    Cost: $165. Registration and payment required to reserve a space. 

  • Spanish Conversation
    10:00 am-11:00 am

     ?Hablas espanol? We will meet weekly and at each session one member of the group will announce the topic of conversation for the following week. Come join our group for conversation in Spanish. Questions? Contact Bernice Wesseling at Bernice.Wesseling@uvm.edu.
    Cost: Free . No registration required.

  • Bone Builders
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    with Carol Miklos and Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • Samba
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Samba is a variation of canasta. Players form 5 clean canastas, 1 dirty canasta (with a wild card) a canasta of wild cards, a canasta of 7’s and at least 1 Samba which is a run of 7 cards in a sequence of the same suite. If you are interested in joining this group contact Sandy Armell at 802-425-3245 or Mary Mazur by phone at 802-373-1074 or email at memazur@comcast.net.

  • Shanghai Mahjong
    12:45 pm-3:45 pm

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

  • Backgammon League
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Our League roster has 35 people signed up to play. We welcome players at all levels. New in late fall there will be an in-house League tournament. Player sign-up coming early October. More players= more games = more fun! If you have questions, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.
    Cost: $3 

Wednesday, October 4
  • No Essentrics® Today
    8:30 am-9:20 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class. 

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

    Come create, experiment, share ideas, encourage others, and have fun with the Creative Arts & Crafts group on Wednesday mornings! Bring whatever creative endeavor you’re working on, enjoy doing, or thinking about trying out—painting, drawing, writing, scrapbooking, coloring, origami, cardmaking, knitting—the opportunities are limitless. As Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Let’s have some fun and make new friendships! Any questions, call Katie Franko at 802-425-6270.
    Cost: Free. No registration required

  • Yoga Strength Building Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    An integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. We will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. 
    Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without propsCost: $10/class. No registration required.

  • CSC Board Meeting
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

  • Library Program
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Thursday, October 5
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. In Person and on Zoom.
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. Working core muscles to improve balance, strength and posture. 
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • 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.  For questions, reach out to Diane Burgess at dianburgess@hotmail.com.
    Cost free. No registration required.

  • Age Well Meal Pick-up
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    provided by Age Well
    Menus are posted here.

    Registration required by Monday for Thursday meal.* 
    *You can also be signed up to automatically receive a meal each Thursday. 
    Age Well Grab-and-Go meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Simply complete and submit the Age Well registration form. 
    Pick up on Thursdays between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center by stopping into the center or you can drive up to the glass doors in front of our driveway roundabout and we’ll be happy to bring a meal out to you.   Suggested Age Well donation is $5, but not required to receive a meal. Pay what you can when you can. Call 802-425-6345 or email meals@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org to register.  

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with Katie Franko 
    Ongoing. 
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. This is not a class with instruction, but rather a practice for students familiar with the form.    
    No fee. No registration required.

  • Blood Drive
    1:00 pm-6:00 pm

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

  • German Conversation
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Möchtest du dein Deutsch üben? Come join this group to meet other German speakers and practice your German. No agenda, just a casual conversation. All experience levels are welcome. Questions? Contact Dan York at dyork@Lodestar2.com. 
    Cost: Free. No registration required.

Friday, October 6
  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class.

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

    Ongoing. 
    This weekly group includes a wide range of artists looking to socialize and make new friendships. You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. 
    Cost free. No registration required.

  • Italian for Beginners, Part 2
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi
    Are you interested in continuing your beginner-level study of Italian? Join us as we
    explore the beauty of the Italian language and culture. Minimum of 7 students required.
    Cost: $60 for 6 weeks. Registration required by August 25.

  • Kitchen Rental
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Susan MacDonald
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

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

    Ciao amici! Do you have a passion for all things Italian? Are you eager to brush up on your Italian language skills and to meet others who share your love for the Italian language and lifestyle? This self-led conversation group welcomes Italian language enthusiasts at all levels and provides an opportunity to practice conversational Italian in a relaxed environment. Feel free to spread the word and invite others who might be interested. Arrivederci!
    Cost: Free. No registration required.

  • Samba
    12:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Samba is a variation of canasta. Players form 5 clean canastas, 1 dirty canasta (with a wild card) a canasta of wild cards, a canasta of 7’s and at least 1 Samba which is a run of 7 cards in a sequence of the same suite. If you are interested in joining this group contact Sandy Armell at 802-425-3245 or Mary Mazur by phone at 802-373-1074 or email at memazur@comcast.net.

  • Brain Games
    3:00 pm-5:30 pm

    with Lin Kalson  
    There are many ways adults can stimulate their brains to increase mental health, improve memory skills, and contribute to overall well being. Research finds that positive interaction with others and engagement in stimulating group activities sharpens cognition and increases memory ability. Join us as we play various games, share laughter, and enjoy one another’s company. We have some games available, but also feel free to bring your own games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com. 

Saturday, October 7
  • Backgammon League
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Our League roster has 35 people signed up to play. We welcome players at all levels. New in late fall there will be an in-house League tournament. Player sign-up coming early October. More players= more games = more fun! If you have questions, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.
    Cost: $3 

Monday, October 9
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.

    Registration required by Monday for Thursday meal.* 
    *You can also be signed up to automatically receive a meal each Thursday. 
    Age Well Grab-and-Go meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Simply complete and submit the Age Well registration form.  Suggested Age Well donation is $5, but not required to receive a meal. Pay what you can when you can. 

    Email: meals@charlotteseniorcentervt.org
    Phone: 802-425-6345 

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:20 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Intro Tai Chi Movement
    9:45 am-10:45 am

    with Kristin Borquist
    Mondays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
    10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
    $40 for the 4-week session or $10 per drop-in class.
    Registration recommended.
    This is a 4 week series, and you are also welcome to attend individual classes. Rather than learning the tai chi set, each class explores one of the movement principles of tai chi that you can integrate into your daily life and all your other activities. Working with some of the basic gestures of tai chi in addition to simple yet powerful exercises, we will explore individually and interactively how to balance from the ground up, how to bring more strength and more ease to shoulders and arms, to find the flow and to walk in the world with more presence. For questions, email kristin@thaibodyworkvt.com.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    Ongoing. 
    A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath-led movement, building bone strength, and improving mobility, balance, and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.

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

    with Kerry Batres
    Stop by the Charlotte Senior Center to talk with our Age Well representative about the restaurant ticket program that can be used for meals at participating restaurants.

  • 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. 
    We play an intermediate level of duplicate bridge using the basic ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) conventions. Names are drawn for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome and paired with an experienced player to help for a few weeks of open dialogue training. We are always looking for new players that have basic bridge knowledge.
    Cost $3

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

    Ongoing. In Person
    Free Parlez-vous français? We are an intermediate group of French speakers who meet weekly for French conversation. As the group grows, there may be opportunities to split according to skill levels. Questions? Contact Roberta Whitmore at robertawhitmore27@gmail.com.

    Cost: Free. No registration required.

Tuesday, October 10
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing in person and on Zoom. 
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. It includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. We will work core muscles to improve balance, strength, and posture.
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • Watercolor – Glorious Fall!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings 9:00 a.m.–noon
    In this four-week session we’ll explore color mixing and color choices for fall paintings, creating texture, getting more light into paintings, and painting fall-themed still life and landscapes. Join us in a fun and supportive atmosphere! Some experience with watercolor is helpful. Supply list will be emailed to you a week before class begins. Please register early—classes are filling up quickly again! If you need to miss a class, there will be a free “open studio” in December where you can bring in a painting and work on it. Questions? Please email: Lynn.Cummings@uvm.edu.
    Cost: $165. Registration and payment required to reserve a space. 

  • Spanish Conversation
    10:00 am-11:00 am

     ?Hablas espanol? We will meet weekly and at each session one member of the group will announce the topic of conversation for the following week. Come join our group for conversation in Spanish. Questions? Contact Bernice Wesseling at Bernice.Wesseling@uvm.edu.
    Cost: Free . No registration required.

  • Bone Builders
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    with Carol Miklos and Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • Samba
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Samba is a variation of canasta. Players form 5 clean canastas, 1 dirty canasta (with a wild card) a canasta of wild cards, a canasta of 7’s and at least 1 Samba which is a run of 7 cards in a sequence of the same suite. If you are interested in joining this group contact Sandy Armell at 802-425-3245 or Mary Mazur by phone at 802-373-1074 or email at memazur@comcast.net.

  • Shanghai Mahjong
    12:45 pm-3:45 pm

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

  • Backgammon League
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Our League roster has 35 people signed up to play. We welcome players at all levels. New in late fall there will be an in-house League tournament. Player sign-up coming early October. More players= more games = more fun! If you have questions, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.
    Cost: $3 

Wednesday, October 11
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:20 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class. 

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

    Come create, experiment, share ideas, encourage others, and have fun with the Creative Arts & Crafts group on Wednesday mornings! Bring whatever creative endeavor you’re working on, enjoy doing, or thinking about trying out—painting, drawing, writing, scrapbooking, coloring, origami, cardmaking, knitting—the opportunities are limitless. As Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Let’s have some fun and make new friendships! Any questions, call Katie Franko at 802-425-6270.
    Cost: Free. No registration required

  • Yoga Strength Building Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    An integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. We will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. 
    Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without propsCost: $10/class. No registration required.

  • Lunch and Learn: Reading Medicare Summary Notices
    12:30 pm-2:00 pm

    Registration required. Cost: $5 for the lunch

    Do you ignore the Medicare statement that comes in the mail every three months?

    Do you ignore the Medicare statement that comes in the mail every three months? Medicare Summary Notices, or MSNs, are monthly statements from Medicare that detail medical expenses and reimbursements. These are important documents, but it can be difficult to read and even a little bit intimidating to open and really take a look. Vermont Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is trying to make it easier. 

    Join us for this Lunch & Learn “How to Read Your MSN” presentation. You will learn how to break down the information simply, and explore how to be protected from Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse. In addition, you will receive the SMP Healthcare Tracker, a guided notebook that helps you track medical procedures and prescriptions. 

Thursday, October 12
  • Men's Breakfast
    7:00 am-9:30 am

    Please register for the Men’s Breakfast through our database https://charlotteseniorcentervt.org/registration/. You may also call the Senior Center at 802-425-6345 to register. Suggested Donation: $6

    On the second Thursday of the month, the men gather for breakfast and conversation. For October, Ken Albert will present on vineyards and winemaking and immediately afterward (quick clean-up needed) those interested can drive down to Shelburne Vineyard for a tour of the vineyard and winery.   

    If you are interested in speaking at a future Men’s Breakfast, contact Jim Hyde at james.hyde@tufts.edu

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

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. In Person and on Zoom.
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. Working core muscles to improve balance, strength and posture. 
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • 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.  For questions, reach out to Diane Burgess at dianburgess@hotmail.com.
    Cost free. No registration required.

  • Age Well Meal Pick-up
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    provided by Age Well
    Menus are posted here.

    Registration required by Monday for Thursday meal.* 
    *You can also be signed up to automatically receive a meal each Thursday. 
    Age Well Grab-and-Go meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Simply complete and submit the Age Well registration form. 
    Pick up on Thursdays between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center by stopping into the center or you can drive up to the glass doors in front of our driveway roundabout and we’ll be happy to bring a meal out to you.   Suggested Age Well donation is $5, but not required to receive a meal. Pay what you can when you can. Call 802-425-6345 or email meals@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org to register.  

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with Katie Franko 
    Ongoing. 
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. This is not a class with instruction, but rather a practice for students familiar with the form.    
    No fee. No registration required.

  • Transitioning to a Senior Living Community
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Registration recommended. Cost: Free

    Light refreshments provided.

    Transitioning from a long-time home to a senior living community can be emotionally challenging, particularly when it comes to letting go of belongings. Join Alicia Fleming, Founder & Owner / Golden Guide Senior Living Advisor, as she discusses home based person-centered solutions, resources to help remove obstacles, and how to manage emotional ties with greater ease. 

    Aligning your unique home care solutions or transitioning to senior living can open new possibilities for social connections, care, and a vibrant community. With proper planning, support, and a positive mindset, your journey can be a successful and fulfilling one.

  • Writing Group
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Pamela Powell

    Dates: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16

    Cost: $120 for the 6-week session. Registration and payment required by October 5.

    Join Pamela as she guides you through this 6-week generative writing workshop. Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil to this workshop. Writing by hand is encouraged, but using your personal laptop is also an option. Questions? Please reach out to Pamela by email at mermaidpamela44@gmail.com or telephone 781-646-6708. Group size limited to 8 participants. 

  • German Conversation
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Möchtest du dein Deutsch üben? Come join this group to meet other German speakers and practice your German. No agenda, just a casual conversation. All experience levels are welcome. Questions? Contact Dan York at dyork@Lodestar2.com. 
    Cost: Free. No registration required.

  • Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
    5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    at the Charlotte Senior Center.  
    Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Do you know someone who is? Please join us for our monthly Caregiver Support Group on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00–6:00 p.m. The meetings provide a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system. For additional information or questions please contact Susan Cartwright: scartwrightasg@gmail.com 
    Registration recommended but not required. Cost: Free

Friday, October 13
  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. 
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class.

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

    Ongoing. 
    This weekly group includes a wide range of artists looking to socialize and make new friendships. You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. 
    Cost free. No registration required.

  • Kitchen Rental
    10:30 am-1:30 pm

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Susan MacDonald
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

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

    Ciao amici! Do you have a passion for all things Italian? Are you eager to brush up on your Italian language skills and to meet others who share your love for the Italian language and lifestyle? This self-led conversation group welcomes Italian language enthusiasts at all levels and provides an opportunity to practice conversational Italian in a relaxed environment. Feel free to spread the word and invite others who might be interested. Arrivederci!
    Cost: Free. No registration required.

  • Samba
    12:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Samba is a variation of canasta. Players form 5 clean canastas, 1 dirty canasta (with a wild card) a canasta of wild cards, a canasta of 7’s and at least 1 Samba which is a run of 7 cards in a sequence of the same suite. If you are interested in joining this group contact Sandy Armell at 802-425-3245 or Mary Mazur by phone at 802-373-1074 or email at memazur@comcast.net.

  • Drawing for Those Who Think They Can't Draw
    1:30 pm-3:00 pm

    Cost: By donation. Registration required.  
    Fill a fun 1 to 1-1/2 hours learning that you CAN draw if you simply look at things differently! Open to all who will try to prove me wrong! Bring yourself and plan to have fun sharing in this supportive, nonjudgmental class experience.     
    Local artist Mickey Davis enjoys bringing out the innate hidden artist in others. She has offered drawing classes for (she thinks) over 20 years, but at 85 says she has trouble recalling what she ate for breakfast.

  • Brain Games
    3:00 pm-5:30 pm

    with Lin Kalson  
    There are many ways adults can stimulate their brains to increase mental health, improve memory skills, and contribute to overall well being. Research finds that positive interaction with others and engagement in stimulating group activities sharpens cognition and increases memory ability. Join us as we play various games, share laughter, and enjoy one another’s company. We have some games available, but also feel free to bring your own games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com. 

Saturday, October 14
  • Backgammon League
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Our League roster has 35 people signed up to play. We welcome players at all levels. New in late fall there will be an in-house League tournament. Player sign-up coming early October. More players= more games = more fun! If you have questions, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.
    Cost: $3 

Monday, October 16
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.

    Registration required by Monday for Thursday meal.* 
    *You can also be signed up to automatically receive a meal each Thursday. 
    Age Well Grab-and-Go meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Simply complete and submit the Age Well registration form.  Suggested Age Well donation is $5, but not required to receive a meal. Pay what you can when you can. 

    Email: meals@charlotteseniorcentervt.org
    Phone: 802-425-6345 

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:20 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Intro Tai Chi Movement
    9:45 am-10:45 am

    with Kristin Borquist
    Mondays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
    10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
    $40 for the 4-week session or $10 per drop-in class.
    Registration recommended.
    This is a 4 week series, and you are also welcome to attend individual classes. Rather than learning the tai chi set, each class explores one of the movement principles of tai chi that you can integrate into your daily life and all your other activities. Working with some of the basic gestures of tai chi in addition to simple yet powerful exercises, we will explore individually and interactively how to balance from the ground up, how to bring more strength and more ease to shoulders and arms, to find the flow and to walk in the world with more presence. For questions, email kristin@thaibodyworkvt.com.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    Ongoing. 
    A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath-led movement, building bone strength, and improving mobility, balance, and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.

  • 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. 
    We play an intermediate level of duplicate bridge using the basic ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) conventions. Names are drawn for partners, and friendly games ensue. Those unfamiliar with duplicate bridge are welcome and paired with an experienced player to help for a few weeks of open dialogue training. We are always looking for new players that have basic bridge knowledge.
    Cost $3

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

    Ongoing. In Person
    Free Parlez-vous français? We are an intermediate group of French speakers who meet weekly for French conversation. As the group grows, there may be opportunities to split according to skill levels. Questions? Contact Roberta Whitmore at robertawhitmore27@gmail.com.

    Cost: Free. No registration required.

Tuesday, October 17
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing in person and on Zoom. 
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. It includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. We will work core muscles to improve balance, strength, and posture.
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • Watercolor – Glorious Fall!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings 9:00 a.m.–noon
    In this four-week session we’ll explore color mixing and color choices for fall paintings, creating texture, getting more light into paintings, and painting fall-themed still life and landscapes. Join us in a fun and supportive atmosphere! Some experience with watercolor is helpful. Supply list will be emailed to you a week before class begins. Please register early—classes are filling up quickly again! If you need to miss a class, there will be a free “open studio” in December where you can bring in a painting and work on it. Questions? Please email: Lynn.Cummings@uvm.edu.
    Cost: $165. Registration and payment required to reserve a space. 

  • Spanish Conversation
    10:00 am-11:00 am

     ?Hablas espanol? We will meet weekly and at each session one member of the group will announce the topic of conversation for the following week. Come join our group for conversation in Spanish. Questions? Contact Bernice Wesseling at Bernice.Wesseling@uvm.edu.
    Cost: Free . No registration required.

  • Bone Builders
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    with Carol Miklos and Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • Samba
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Samba is a variation of canasta. Players form 5 clean canastas, 1 dirty canasta (with a wild card) a canasta of wild cards, a canasta of 7’s and at least 1 Samba which is a run of 7 cards in a sequence of the same suite. If you are interested in joining this group contact Sandy Armell at 802-425-3245 or Mary Mazur by phone at 802-373-1074 or email at memazur@comcast.net.

  • Shanghai Mahjong
    12:45 pm-3:45 pm

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

  • Backgammon League
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Our League roster has 35 people signed up to play. We welcome players at all levels. New in late fall there will be an in-house League tournament. Player sign-up coming early October. More players= more games = more fun! If you have questions, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.
    Cost: $3 

Wednesday, October 18
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:20 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing.
    An Essentrics session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening that works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. Promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water. 
    No registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Birding Expedition
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Hank Kaestner  There are a wide range of birding habitats in Chittenden county. Join avid bird watcher Hank Kaestner and learn to identify the various bird species and habitats right here in Vermont. 
    Group size is limited to 20 participants. 
    Cost: Free / Registration required. 
    9:00 am departure

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

    Come create, experiment, share ideas, encourage others, and have fun with the Creative Arts & Crafts group on Wednesday mornings! Bring whatever creative endeavor you’re working on, enjoy doing, or thinking about trying out—painting, drawing, writing, scrapbooking, coloring, origami, cardmaking, knitting—the opportunities are limitless. As Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Let’s have some fun and make new friendships! Any questions, call Katie Franko at 802-425-6270.
    Cost: Free. No registration required

  • Yoga Strength Building Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak
    An integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. We will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. 
    Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without propsCost: $10/class. No registration required.

  • Internet Browsing Basics
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Registration required. Cost: Free 
    Build skills and get comfortable using a web browser, performing searches and navigating websites in this hands-on workshop. Learn helpful terminology and practice with other learners in a supportive environment. Laptops and snacks provided. 
    Limited space for 10 participants. Registration required through the Senior Center. Co-hosted by Charlotte Library. Supported by AT&T and The Public Library Association. Presentation will be at the Senior Center.

  • Meditation with Charlie Nardozzi
    5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 $50 for the 5-week session. Registration and payment required by October 11. 
    As the days shorten and the weather turns cooler, it's a great time to start meditating again. Come join me for this 5-week Meditation series. This class is for those who want to get back into Meditation and for those who just like the support and atmosphere of Meditating Together as a Group. In each class I'll talk about the benefits of meditation, offer tips on setting up your home practice, use breathing techniques, chants and stories to lead us into a peaceful, quiet and still place inside. No experience necessary.

  • The "Greening" of Energy: Electric Cars and the Rise of the Lithium-ion Battery.
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

     Registration recommended. Cost: Free 

    Join this presentation as Paul Wagenhofer talks about his personal views on the issue of "green energy.” Paul has spent his 40-year career as a geophysicist in oil and gas exploration. With the current global warming crisis, it becomes necessary to re-think the use of energy and the need to develop mitigating and practical solutions to the warming situation. 
    Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Library. 

Thursday, October 19
  • Pilates Fitness (Hybrid)
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. In Person and on Zoom.
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Includes upper-body strength work with hand weights and mat exercises. Working core muscles to improve balance, strength and posture. 
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • 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.  For questions, reach out to Diane Burgess at dianburgess@hotmail.com.
    Cost free. No registration required.

  • Age Well Meal Pick-up
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    provided by Age Well
    Menus are posted here.

    Registration required by Monday for Thursday meal.* 
    *You can also be signed up to automatically receive a meal each Thursday. 
    Age Well Grab-and-Go meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Simply complete and submit the Age Well registration form. 
    Pick up on Thursdays between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center by stopping into the center or you can drive up to the glass doors in front of our driveway roundabout and we’ll be happy to bring a meal out to you.   Suggested Age Well donation is $5, but not required to receive a meal. Pay what you can when you can. Call 802-425-6345 or email meals@CharlotteSeniorCenterVT.org to register.  

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with Katie Franko 
    Ongoing. 
    T’ai Chi is an exercise program for mind/body training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. This is not a class with instruction, but rather a practice for students familiar with the form.    
    No fee. No registration required.

  • Writing Group
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Pamela Powell

    Dates: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16

    Cost: $120 for the 6-week session. Registration and payment required by October 5.

    Join Pamela as she guides you through this 6-week generative writing workshop. Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil to this workshop. Writing by hand is encouraged, but using your personal laptop is also an option. Questions? Please reach out to Pamela by email at mermaidpamela44@gmail.com or telephone 781-646-6708. Group size limited to 8 participants. 

  • Play Reading
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Sue Foley and Wally Gates 
    This is table-reading fun—with no stage fright to get in your way. The group meets monthly and is for people who enjoy reading plays aloud or listening to others perform. We have a good-sized group, but we are always welcoming to newcomers. We have many women to play the roles but are currently short on men. (But that does not prevent us from casting women in the male roles!) No experience is needed. Scripts are provided and parts assigned. If you have any questions or would just like to stop by and listen to the group, feel free to reach out to Sue at ssnfoley@icloud.com
    Cost: Free. 

  • German Conversation
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Möchtest du dein Deutsch üben? Come join this group to meet other German speakers and practice your German. No agenda, just a casual conversation. All experience levels are welcome. Questions? Contact Dan York at dyork@Lodestar2.com. 
    Cost: Free. No registration required.