Notice of Closure and Online Classes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    This class is currently fully enrolled.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

Friday, March 5
  • French Coffee Club
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Alysse Anton
    Have 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 fluidity discussing a variety of topics. This conversation class is not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/23) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

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

    Session A: 3/2–4/8.
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead an 8-week courses 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. No fee.

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

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    Are you dreaming of traveling to Italy someday soon? Of ordering a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian – and have fun along the way! 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 3/1. Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Italian Intro-A
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    If you’ve studied some Italian, but your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” then this is the right place for you. We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

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

    with Nicole Librandi
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy—virtually— as you practice Italiano through conversation, reading, writing, films, games and songs. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session

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

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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intro
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Jill Abilock. 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a personal toolkit of mindfulness techniques to help you meet life’s challenges with strength and ease, as well as deepen fulfillment from all of life’s joys. Beginners welcome.
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jane Pottmeyer and Jean White
    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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intermediate
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Deepen your practice and further enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a series of next-level techniques for participants who have completed a Mindfulness for Life Intro course and/or have regularly attended the Mindfulness Meditation Practice sessions on Wednesdays. 
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • French Conversation Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Tuesday, March 9
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace, sometimes using chairs along with the weights and Pilates 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   

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

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

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

  • French Conversation Circle-A
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    with Alysse Anton 
    Session A: 3/9–4/13. 
    Session B: 4/20–5/25. 
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers who want to improve their skills and confidence. This interactive and student centered class offers conversation practice through role plays, debates, as well as discussions about movies, short stories or articles you’ll review before class. Not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

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

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/21) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

  • Birding Trip #1
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    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. Good views are guaranteed through Hank’s ‘Oh-my-God’ telescope. 
    Registration begins 3/01: Send your name, phone number, and date/s you wish to join to CSCbirding@gmavt.net. No fee. Group size limited.

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

  • *Beekeeping & Peace-Making*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Anne Outwater 
    After being a first responder at the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Dr. Outwater has been dedicated to the prevention of violence. Her research findings, interventions and next steps include entrepreneurship and beekeeping – drawing on her experiences growing up in Vermont. 
    Anne Outwater, PhD, RN, is a faculty member at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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

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

Thursday, March 11
  • Gents Breakast
    8:00 am-9:30 am

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

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

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

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    This class is currently fully enrolled.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

Friday, March 12
  • French Coffee Club-A
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Alysse Anton
    Session A: 3/12–4/16. 
    Session B: 4/23–5/28. 
    Have 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 fluidity discussing a variety of topics. This conversation class is not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/23) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

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

    Session A: 3/2–4/8.
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead an 8-week courses 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. No fee.

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

    with Laurie McMillan
    Session A: 3/12–4/2. 
    Session B: 4/16–5/7. 
    You’ve got your story to tell, but what to include and what to leave out? How can you make your memories interesting to a reader? Explore storytelling techniques and utilize in-class exercises to help launch your own meaningful and important stories. Bring your favorite journal and pen. Newcomers welcome.
    Fee: $48 for each series of 90-min. classes.

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

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    Are you dreaming of traveling to Italy someday soon? Of ordering a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian – and have fun along the way! 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 3/1. Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Italian Intro-A
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    If you’ve studied some Italian, but your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” then this is the right place for you. We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

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

    with Nicole Librandi
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy—virtually— as you practice Italiano through conversation, reading, writing, films, games and songs. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session

Monday, March 15
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intro
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Jill Abilock. 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a personal toolkit of mindfulness techniques to help you meet life’s challenges with strength and ease, as well as deepen fulfillment from all of life’s joys. Beginners welcome.
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • Book Group
    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying 
    Dates: 3/15, 4/5, 4/26 & 5/17. 
    This facilitated group began with a discussion of Walking Each Other Home. It has just started Being With Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Joan Halifax. 
    The group now welcomes newcomers. No fee.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jane Pottmeyer and Jean White
    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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intermediate
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Deepen your practice and further enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a series of next-level techniques for participants who have completed a Mindfulness for Life Intro course and/or have regularly attended the Mindfulness Meditation Practice sessions on Wednesdays. 
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • French Conversation Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Tuesday, March 16
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace, sometimes using chairs along with the weights and Pilates 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   

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

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

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

  • French Conversation Circle-A
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    with Alysse Anton 
    Session A: 3/9–4/13. 
    Session B: 4/20–5/25. 
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers who want to improve their skills and confidence. This interactive and student centered class offers conversation practice through role plays, debates, as well as discussions about movies, short stories or articles you’ll review before class. Not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

Wednesday, March 17
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/21) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

  • *Composting for Everyone*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Natasha Duarte
    Confused about the new “compost law?” Join Natasha, the Director of the Composting Association, to get your questions answered. Composting supports healthy, resilient communities and the environment. Learn a simple technique for successful backyard composting as well as what options you have if you aren’t interested or able to compost at home.

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

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

Thursday, March 18
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

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

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    This class is currently fully enrolled.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

  • Play Reading
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Sue Foley and Wally Gates 
    Third Thursdays, 2:00–4:30. Dates: 3/18, 4/15 & 5/20. 
    This is table reading fun – with no stage fright to get in your way. Group meets monthly and is for people who enjoy reading plays aloud or listening to others perform. No experience is needed. Scripts are provided and parts assigned. 
    For further information, contact Sue directly at ssnfoley@icloud. com. Fee: $5 suggested donation per reading. 

Friday, March 19
  • French Coffee Club-A
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Alysse Anton
    Session A: 3/12–4/16. 
    Session B: 4/23–5/28. 
    Have 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 fluidity discussing a variety of topics. This conversation class is not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/23) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

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

    Session A: 3/2–4/8.
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead an 8-week courses 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. No fee.

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

    with Laurie McMillan
    Session A: 3/12–4/2. 
    Session B: 4/16–5/7. 
    You’ve got your story to tell, but what to include and what to leave out? How can you make your memories interesting to a reader? Explore storytelling techniques and utilize in-class exercises to help launch your own meaningful and important stories. Bring your favorite journal and pen. Newcomers welcome.
    Fee: $48 for each series of 90-min. classes.

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

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    Are you dreaming of traveling to Italy someday soon? Of ordering a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian – and have fun along the way! 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 3/1. Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Italian Intro-A
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    If you’ve studied some Italian, but your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” then this is the right place for you. We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

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

    with Nicole Librandi
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy—virtually— as you practice Italiano through conversation, reading, writing, films, games and songs. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session

Monday, March 22
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intro
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Jill Abilock. 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a personal toolkit of mindfulness techniques to help you meet life’s challenges with strength and ease, as well as deepen fulfillment from all of life’s joys. Beginners welcome.
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jane Pottmeyer and Jean White
    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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intermediate
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Deepen your practice and further enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a series of next-level techniques for participants who have completed a Mindfulness for Life Intro course and/or have regularly attended the Mindfulness Meditation Practice sessions on Wednesdays. 
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • French Conversation Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Tuesday, March 23
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace, sometimes using chairs along with the weights and Pilates 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   

  • Watercolor Basics
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings 
    Dates: 3/23 & 3/30. Have you been away from watercolor painting for a while, or maybe you’ve never painted in this fun and exciting medium? We’ll explore basic terminology, various ways of using your brushes, mixing watercolors, and several techniques in this 2-part, online workshop. This will help prepare you for other watercolor classes or help build skills so you can work with more confidence. 
    Materials list will be provided upon receipt of your registration and payment. Questions? Email: lynn.cummings@uvm.edu. Maximum 12, minimum 6. Registration and payment must be received by 3/16 to hold your spot. Fee: $72.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

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

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

  • French Conversation Circle-A
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    with Alysse Anton 
    Session A: 3/9–4/13. 
    Session B: 4/20–5/25. 
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers who want to improve their skills and confidence. This interactive and student centered class offers conversation practice through role plays, debates, as well as discussions about movies, short stories or articles you’ll review before class. Not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

Wednesday, March 24
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/21) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

  • *Preparing Your Advanced Directive*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Tina D’Amato, DO 
    This interactive presentation will review the Vermont Advanced Directive Form, clarify its wording, show how to register the form once complete, and clarify differences between DNR/DNI and “full code.” We will also spend some time on how to update your advanced directive, if necessary. 
    Dr. D’Amato is a family medicine physician at Charlotte Family Health.

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

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

Thursday, March 25
  • Gents Breakast
    8:00 am-9:30 am

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

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

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

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    This class is currently fully enrolled.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

Friday, March 26
  • French Coffee Club-A
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Alysse Anton
    Session A: 3/12–4/16. 
    Session B: 4/23–5/28. 
    Have 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 fluidity discussing a variety of topics. This conversation class is not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/23) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

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

    Session A: 3/2–4/8.
    Physical therapists from Dee Physical Therapy will lead an 8-week courses 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. No fee.

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

    with Laurie McMillan
    Session A: 3/12–4/2. 
    Session B: 4/16–5/7. 
    You’ve got your story to tell, but what to include and what to leave out? How can you make your memories interesting to a reader? Explore storytelling techniques and utilize in-class exercises to help launch your own meaningful and important stories. Bring your favorite journal and pen. Newcomers welcome.
    Fee: $48 for each series of 90-min. classes.

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

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/16–5/21. 
    Are you dreaming of traveling to Italy someday soon? Of ordering a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is for you! Now is the time to begin your study of Italian – and have fun along the way! 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

  • Italian Intro-A
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    If you’ve studied some Italian, but your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” then this is the right place for you. We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

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

    with Nicole Librandi
    Session A: 3/5–4/9. 
    Session B: 4/30–6/4. 
    Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy—virtually— as you practice Italiano through conversation, reading, writing, films, games and songs. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session

Monday, March 29
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intro
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Jill Abilock. 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a personal toolkit of mindfulness techniques to help you meet life’s challenges with strength and ease, as well as deepen fulfillment from all of life’s joys. Beginners welcome.
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jane Pottmeyer and Jean White
    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

  • Mindfulness for Life - Intermediate
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Jill Abilock 
    Dates: 3/8–4/12. 
    Deepen your practice and further enhance your experience of life, one moment at a time! This 6-week course offers a series of next-level techniques for participants who have completed a Mindfulness for Life Intro course and/or have regularly attended the Mindfulness Meditation Practice sessions on Wednesdays. 
    Suggested donation: $30 for the series.

  • French Conversation Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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

Tuesday, March 30
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace, sometimes using chairs along with the weights and Pilates 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   

  • Watercolor Basics
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Lynn Cummings 
    Dates: 3/23 & 3/30. Have you been away from watercolor painting for a while, or maybe you’ve never painted in this fun and exciting medium? We’ll explore basic terminology, various ways of using your brushes, mixing watercolors, and several techniques in this 2-part, online workshop. This will help prepare you for other watercolor classes or help build skills so you can work with more confidence. 
    Materials list will be provided upon receipt of your registration and payment. Questions? Email: lynn.cummings@uvm.edu. Maximum 12, minimum 6. Registration and payment must be received by 3/16 to hold your spot. Fee: $72.

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

    with John Creech 
    Ongoing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased energy level, and experience a sense of confidence.
    Fee: $5 per class 

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

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

  • French Conversation Circle-A
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    with Alysse Anton 
    Session A: 3/9–4/13. 
    Session B: 4/20–5/25. 
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers who want to improve their skills and confidence. This interactive and student centered class offers conversation practice through role plays, debates, as well as discussions about movies, short stories or articles you’ll review before class. Not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Fee: $48 for each 6-week session.

Wednesday, March 31
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Sherry Senior 
    Ongoing. (no class 4/21) 
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS® session provides a full-body, weight free workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain. You’ll need a mat and some water.
    Fee: $5 per class

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

  • *The Power of a Power of Attorney*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Leah Burdick, Esq. 
    A legal Power of Attorney document can be a powerful tool to safeguard your financial well-being. This talk will explain the ins and outs of what a Power of Attorney document is, how it is created, and what it means to be a named agent in a Power of Attorney under Vermont law. 
    Leah Burdick, Esq., is an Elder Law attorney within the Elder Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.

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

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