Schedule

Sunday, October 2
  • Shape-Note Singing
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Mark Williams
    Cost: Free
    This traditional, a cappella, four-part harmony has been called “full-body, shout-it-out singing” and is also known as Sacred Harp (1750–1850). Open to newcomers and experienced singers. No performances and no auditions; a “good voice” is not required. Songbooks are provided. Stop by to listen or sing, and leave whenever you wish. Questions? Email Kerry Cullinan at kclynxvt@gmail.com.

Monday, October 3
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    March menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe 
    802-425-6345 
    or kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Chair Exercise
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Gentle exercises working on strength, balance, and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and includes gentle yoga poses, making exercise accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/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, improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice and students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. 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

    Octoberfest
    Bratwurst with bun sauerkraut and mustard
    German potato salad
    Homemade soft pretzels
    Root beer to drink
    German style 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.
    No fee. 

  • French Conv. Gathering* (Zoom)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Ongoing. On Zoom 
    Currently fully subscribed
    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.

  • Halloween Planning Meeting
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Do you enjoy Halloween? Are you a baker who enjoys making treats? Or would you like to help out decorating the Senior Center? Join us for the Halloween Planning Meeting on Monday, October 3, at 1:00 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to be part of the Halloween festivities at the Center. If you are unable to attend this meeting and would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Susan Hyde at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com.

  • Backgammon
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee. You can just show up for the Monday afternoon Backgammon game.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

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

    Currently fully subscribed
    Ongoing. In Person
    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.

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)
    3:45 pm-4:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Ongoing on Zoom. 
    Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of bringing moment-to-moment awareness to our experience. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve health, increase mental clarity, and enhance our enjoyment of life. The techniques offered in this class are designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators and to be used as much in daily life as when seated in formal practice.
    Zoom information provided upon registration. No fee.

  • Backgammon Evenings
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 

    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced.  If you are interested in joining the Monday evening group, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com

    No Fee.

Tuesday, October 4
  • 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

  • Watercolor–Let's Paint Autumn!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

     with Lynn Cummings

    Cost: $200/ Register by Monday, September 26.  5 weeks

    Get out your paints and let's go! We'll paint various fall-themed subjects and explore techniques possibly new to you. In the first two classes we'll concentrate on color choices and blending, as well as painting the negative space and design, while working on fun subjects in a very supportive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. The supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.  

    Minimum: 6, maximum: 10.

  • Board Meeting
    9:45 am-11:00 am

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

    with Bernice Wesseling 
    Ongoing
    No fee, but at times there will be a request of one dollar to help defray the cost of printing.
    The objective of this class is to use the Spanish that you know. We will converse using a list of vocabulary words that will be distributed. At times there will be a grammar lesson that will pertain to the topic at hand. 

  • 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.

Wednesday, October 5
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Fall Hike
    8:45 am-12:15 pm

    with Mike Yantachka

    Cost: Free / Registration required by Monday, October 3. Meet at the Senior Center at 8:45 a.m. We will carpool to the trailhead if possible. For questions, contact Mike at myantachka.dfa@gmail.com or (802)233-5238.

    Join us for a fall hikes and enjoy all the vibrant colors of autumn. The trail has roots and rocks that will require sturdy footwear and a hiking stick. There will be several hiking sticks to loan out—please contact Mike if you would like to borrow one. Participants should bring water and a snack. 

    Sucker Brook Hollow Trail off Rte.116 in Williston Wednesday, October 5 / Rain date Thursday, October 6 

    This trail leads to an overlook, 2.4 miles out and back. This hike is a moderately challenging trail with an elevation gain of 500 feet.

  • Card-Crafting Wednesdays
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Janice Bauch
    Bring your supplies and spend the morning creating cards by stamping, embossing, painting, coloring or even using your own photographs. Join us for a morning of creativity and conversation. Scrapbookers are also welcome to join. 
    Questions? Call Janice at 802-598-9333 or email scampert4@comcast.net.

  • Chair Exercise
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Gentle exercises working on strength, balance, and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and includes gentle yoga poses, making exercise accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Shirley Bean–Reflections on the Charlotte Senior Center
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Video length: 45 minutes Join us for the story of the Charlotte Senior Center as told by Shirley Bean.  An unexpected bequest from the estate of Charlotte resident Walter Irish and his wife, Gertrude, Shirley led a group of community members in fulfilling the requirements of the will, which would provide the funds for a Senior Center. This video was taped on September 11, 2008 at the Senior Center with Bob Chutter, and Don and Betty Ann Lockhart. Shirley’s story was transcribed by Diane Nichols.  

  • Word Games
    3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson  
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? How about Bananagrams or Boggle? Join us on Fridays for word games at the Senior Center. We have some games available, but also feel free to bring your own word games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com.     

  • Guitar for Beginners
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    with John Creech
    Wednesdays, 
    Cost: $75 / Registration required.
    Interested in learning guitar? Join us for adult beginner guitar lessons on Wednesday evenings at the Senior Center.

Thursday, October 6
  • 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. We will move a little faster at times.
    Cost: $8/class.

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

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

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

    provided by Age Well Pick up  at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe
    802-425-6345 or
    kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    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.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • 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. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • BLOOD DRIVE
    2:00 pm-7:00 pm

    with the American Red Cross

    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.

Friday, October 7
  • Meditation
    8:00 am-9:00 am

    with Charlie Nardozzi
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.
    Meditation is an easy-to-learn practice that reduces anxiety, stress, pain and depression. In each class we'll quiet the body and mind by doing simple breathing exercises and a seated, eyes-closed guided meditation. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

  • 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. 
    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.

  • Ethan Allen Homestead Tour
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    Cost: $10 / Registration required by Wednesday, October 5. To register, drop by the Senior Center or call 802-425-6345. Either plan to meet at the Ethan Allen Homestead or coordinate with others to carpool from the Senior Center. 

    Visit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, with a guided tour of the 235-year-old Allen House, visit Negöni Alnôbaakik, a reconstructed Abenaki village, view the exhibits and explore the reconstructed 18th century colonial garden. See https://ethanallenhomestead.org. 

  • Canasta
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Sandy Arnell
    Canasta is a form of rummy using two full decks in which players or partnerships try to meld groups of three or more cards of the same rank and score bonuses for 7-card melds. If you are interested in joining this group or if you have questions, please contact Sandy Armell 802-425-3248.

  • Croquet
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Joan Mollica
    Do you remember passing afternoons playing a game of Croquet with friends and neighbors? Or are you interested in learning how to play Croquet? Join us on Friday afternoons, weather permitting, for a regular game of Croquet at the Senior Center. Questions? If you are interested in playing, contact Joan Mollica at jmollica3@comcast.net.

  • Game Afternoons
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

Monday, October 10
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    March menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe 
    802-425-6345 
    or kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Chair Exercise
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Gentle exercises working on strength, balance, and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and includes gentle yoga poses, making exercise accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/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, improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice and students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.
    Cost: $10/class No registration required.

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

    Age Well Restaurant Tickets
    Stop by the Charlotte Senior Center to talk with an Age Well representative about their restaurant ticket program that can be used for meals at participating restaurants.

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

    Fall Harvest Soup
    Green Salad
    Oatmeal Carmelitas

  • 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.
    No fee. 

  • French Conv. Gathering* (Zoom)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Ongoing. On Zoom 
    Currently fully subscribed
    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.

  • Backgammon
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee. You can just show up for the Monday afternoon Backgammon game.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

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

    Currently fully subscribed
    Ongoing. In Person
    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.

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)
    3:45 pm-4:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Ongoing on Zoom. 
    Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of bringing moment-to-moment awareness to our experience. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve health, increase mental clarity, and enhance our enjoyment of life. The techniques offered in this class are designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators and to be used as much in daily life as when seated in formal practice.
    Zoom information provided upon registration. No fee.

  • Backgammon Evenings
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 

    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced.  If you are interested in joining the Monday evening group, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com

    No Fee.

Tuesday, October 11
  • Watercolor–Let's Paint Autumn!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

     with Lynn Cummings

    Cost: $200/ Register by Monday, September 26.  5 weeks

    Get out your paints and let's go! We'll paint various fall-themed subjects and explore techniques possibly new to you. In the first two classes we'll concentrate on color choices and blending, as well as painting the negative space and design, while working on fun subjects in a very supportive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. The supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.  

    Minimum: 6, maximum: 10.

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

    with Bernice Wesseling 
    Ongoing
    No fee, but at times there will be a request of one dollar to help defray the cost of printing.
    The objective of this class is to use the Spanish that you know. We will converse using a list of vocabulary words that will be distributed. At times there will be a grammar lesson that will pertain to the topic at hand. 

  • 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.

Wednesday, October 12
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Fall Hike
    8:45 am-12:00 pm

    with Mike Yantachka

    Cost: Free / Registration required by Monday, October 3. Meet at the Senior Center at 8:45 a.m. We will carpool to the trailhead if possible. For questions, contact Mike at myantachka.dfa@gmail.com or (802)233-5238.

    Join us for a fall hikes and enjoy all the vibrant colors of autumn. The trail has roots and rocks that will require sturdy footwear and a hiking stick. There will be several hiking sticks to loan out—please contact Mike if you would like to borrow one. Participants should bring water and a snack. 

    Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester Wednesday, October 12 / Rain date Thursday, October 13

    This trail is a 2.4-mile loop, generally considered easy with an elevation gain of 320 feet.

  • Card-Crafting Wednesdays
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Janice Bauch
    Bring your supplies and spend the morning creating cards by stamping, embossing, painting, coloring or even using your own photographs. Join us for a morning of creativity and conversation. Scrapbookers are also welcome to join. 
    Questions? Call Janice at 802-598-9333 or email scampert4@comcast.net.

  • Chair Exercise
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Gentle exercises working on strength, balance, and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and includes gentle yoga poses, making exercise accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    With Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services

    Back by popular demand. You will not want to miss this presentation if you or someone you love is experiencing vision loss! Join Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, for this hour-long interactive presentation. Dan will share the variety of large-print, digital and audio resources that are available to help you to access print and how you can access these resources through smart devices like an iPad or smartphone. Less high-tech solutions include large-print books and audiobooks that can be obtained through the ABLE library (a branch of the state library system) by way of your local library. VABVI is a nonprofit that can also help you to get magnifiers or teach you how to use smart devices to access print. Co-sponsored with the Charlotte Library,

  • Word Games
    3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson  
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? How about Bananagrams or Boggle? Join us on Fridays for word games at the Senior Center. We have some games available, but also feel free to bring your own word games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com.     

  • Guitar for Beginners
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    with John Creech
    Wednesdays, 
    Cost: $75 / Registration required.
    Interested in learning guitar? Join us for adult beginner guitar lessons on Wednesday evenings at the Senior Center.

Thursday, October 13
  • Men's Breakfast
    7:00 am-9:30 am

    Once a month, the men gather for breakfast and conversation. All pitch in to prepare the meal, set tables, or clean up. 

    The guest speaker this month is Kate Lampton from the Charlotte Land Trust (CLT). She will be speaking about the CLT's Study of Farming in Charlotte. See: https://www.charlottelandtrust.org/publications/charlotte-land-trust-agricultural-landscape-study 

    Please register by the Tuesday before the breakfast. To register, contact Tim McCullough at cubnut5@aol.comSuggested donation: $6

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

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

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

    provided by Age Well Pick up  at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe
    802-425-6345 or
    kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    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.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • 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. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • Story Selections (Zoom)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Margaret Woodruff
    Cost: Free. Register at the Charlotte LibraryJoin Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories available at the library circulation desk or via email. 

    Co-sponsored with The Charlotte Library. 

  • Thursday Tech Help
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    with Susanna Kahn

    Cost: Free. 

    30-minute appointments scheduled at 1:00 p.m.,1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

    Registration required.

    Email enigma? Kindle conundrum? App apprehension? Computer questions? Or maybe you want to learn how to use your library card to read or listen to books on a device. 

    Sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one session at the Senior Center with Susanna, Charlotte Library’s Technology Librarian, for some tech support! She will troubleshoot with you and will provide suggestions for next steps.

    Make sure to bring your device and any necessary login information. When registering, please provide a specific topic/item that you need help with and include the device you will be bringing to the session (e.g. Windows laptop, Mac laptop, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, etc.).

Friday, October 14
  • Meditation
    8:00 am-9:00 am

    with Charlie Nardozzi
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.
    Meditation is an easy-to-learn practice that reduces anxiety, stress, pain and depression. In each class we'll quiet the body and mind by doing simple breathing exercises and a seated, eyes-closed guided meditation. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

  • 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. 
    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.

  • Canasta
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Sandy Arnell
    Canasta is a form of rummy using two full decks in which players or partnerships try to meld groups of three or more cards of the same rank and score bonuses for 7-card melds. If you are interested in joining this group or if you have questions, please contact Sandy Armell 802-425-3248.

  • Croquet
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Joan Mollica
    Do you remember passing afternoons playing a game of Croquet with friends and neighbors? Or are you interested in learning how to play Croquet? Join us on Friday afternoons, weather permitting, for a regular game of Croquet at the Senior Center. Questions? If you are interested in playing, contact Joan Mollica at jmollica3@comcast.net.

  • Game Afternoons
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

Monday, October 17
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    March menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe 
    802-425-6345 
    or kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Chair Exercise
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Gentle exercises working on strength, balance, and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and includes gentle yoga poses, making exercise accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/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, improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice and students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. 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

    Mexican Feast
    Frosted Pumpkin Squares

  • 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.
    No fee. 

  • French Conv. Gathering* (Zoom)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Ongoing. On Zoom 
    Currently fully subscribed
    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.

  • Backgammon
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee. You can just show up for the Monday afternoon Backgammon game.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

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

    Currently fully subscribed
    Ongoing. In Person
    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.

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)
    3:45 pm-4:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Ongoing on Zoom. 
    Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of bringing moment-to-moment awareness to our experience. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve health, increase mental clarity, and enhance our enjoyment of life. The techniques offered in this class are designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators and to be used as much in daily life as when seated in formal practice.
    Zoom information provided upon registration. No fee.

  • Backgammon Evenings
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 

    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced.  If you are interested in joining the Monday evening group, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com

    No Fee.

Tuesday, October 18
  • 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

  • Watercolor–Let's Paint Autumn!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

     with Lynn Cummings

    Cost: $200/ Register by Monday, September 26.  5 weeks

    Get out your paints and let's go! We'll paint various fall-themed subjects and explore techniques possibly new to you. In the first two classes we'll concentrate on color choices and blending, as well as painting the negative space and design, while working on fun subjects in a very supportive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. The supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.  

    Minimum: 6, maximum: 10.

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

    with Bernice Wesseling 
    Ongoing
    No fee, but at times there will be a request of one dollar to help defray the cost of printing.
    The objective of this class is to use the Spanish that you know. We will converse using a list of vocabulary words that will be distributed. At times there will be a grammar lesson that will pertain to the topic at hand. 

  • 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.

Wednesday, October 19
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Birding Expedition
    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.  The birding trips are typically from 9:00 a.m.- noon. Group size is limited. To register for the birding trip, email CSCbirding@gmavt.net and include your name and phone number.
    Cost: Free / Registration required.

  • Card-Crafting Wednesdays
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Janice Bauch
    Bring your supplies and spend the morning creating cards by stamping, embossing, painting, coloring or even using your own photographs. Join us for a morning of creativity and conversation. Scrapbookers are also welcome to join. 
    Questions? Call Janice at 802-598-9333 or email scampert4@comcast.net.

  • Chair Exercise
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Gentle exercises working on strength, balance, and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and includes gentle yoga poses, making exercise accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/class 

  • Dragonheart Vermont
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Rescheduled from July.

    Cost: Free / Register by Monday, October 17

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, join Dragonheart Vermont’s executive director Nina Atkinson and board chair Pat King for an overview of the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival, benefitting local cancer survivors. They will share stories from the Club Crew World Championships, and what it is like to compete representing Dragonheart Vermont and the United States.

  • Word Games
    3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson  
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? How about Bananagrams or Boggle? Join us on Fridays for word games at the Senior Center. We have some games available, but also feel free to bring your own word games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com.     

  • Guitar for Beginners
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    with John Creech
    Wednesdays, 
    Cost: $75 / Registration required.
    Interested in learning guitar? Join us for adult beginner guitar lessons on Wednesday evenings at the Senior Center.

Thursday, October 20
  • 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. We will move a little faster at times.
    Cost: $8/class.

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

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

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

    provided by Age Well Pick up  at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe
    802-425-6345 or
    kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    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.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • 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. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • Thursday Tech Help
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    with Susanna Kahn

    Cost: Free. 

    30-minute appointments scheduled at 1:00 p.m.,1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

    Registration required.

    Email enigma? Kindle conundrum? App apprehension? Computer questions? Or maybe you want to learn how to use your library card to read or listen to books on a device. 

    Sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one session at the senior center with Susanna, Charlotte Library’s Technology Librarian, for some tech support! She will troubleshoot with you and will provide suggestions for next steps.

    Make sure to bring your device and any necessary login information. When registering, please provide a specific topic/item that you need help with and include the device you will be bringing to the session (e.g. Windows laptop, Mac laptop, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, etc.).

  • Play Reading
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Sue Foley and Wally Gates

    Cost: $5 suggested donation per reading

    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.

Friday, October 21
  • Meditation
    8:00 am-9:00 am

    with Charlie Nardozzi
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.
    Meditation is an easy-to-learn practice that reduces anxiety, stress, pain and depression. In each class we'll quiet the body and mind by doing simple breathing exercises and a seated, eyes-closed guided meditation. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

  • 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. 
    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 Total Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi 

    (5 weeks) Cost: $50 /Please register by Friday, October 14.

    You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling to Italy and ordering your morning 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! 

  • Coffee & Canvas–Autumn Inspiration
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    with Sherry Senior

    Cost: $25 / Register by Wednesday, October 19. Class limit of 12.

    Unlike traditional Paint & Sips, this “Coffee & Canvas” will allow you to explore and create your own unique painting. But don't worry—there will be plenty of autumn inspiration from landscapes to still life objects from nature. No prior painting experience needed. All materials included. 

     

  • Canasta
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Sandy Arnell
    Canasta is a form of rummy using two full decks in which players or partnerships try to meld groups of three or more cards of the same rank and score bonuses for 7-card melds. If you are interested in joining this group or if you have questions, please contact Sandy Armell 802-425-3248.

  • Croquet
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Joan Mollica
    Do you remember passing afternoons playing a game of Croquet with friends and neighbors? Or are you interested in learning how to play Croquet? Join us on Friday afternoons, weather permitting, for a regular game of Croquet at the Senior Center. Questions? If you are interested in playing, contact Joan Mollica at jmollica3@comcast.net.

  • Game Afternoons
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

  • Ukulele
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with John Creech
    6 weeks Cost: $75 / Registration required by Friday, October 14.
    Are you interested in learning to play the ukulele? Ukuleles are easy to learn, even if you have no musical background. This group is for anyone who already plays and just wants to play in a group as well as beginners interested in learning. Join John Creech for this fun and easy-going ukulele class on Friday afternoons at the Senior Center.  Bring a ukulele, along with an electronic clip-on tuner, and the curiosity for learning something new. If there is interest, we will have a performance at the end of this 6-week class.

Monday, October 24
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 at the Senior Center. 
    March menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe 
    802-425-6345 
    or kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Chair Exercise
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Gentle exercises working on strength, balance, and flexibility. This class uses chairs for balance and includes gentle yoga poses, making exercise accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations.
    Cost: $10/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, improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice and students are encouraged to do only what they know is best for their body. 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

    Spaghetti with beef bolognese sauce
    Cesar Salad
    Crusty Garlic bread
    Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream

  • 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.
    No fee. 

  • French Conv. Gathering* (Zoom)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Ongoing. On Zoom 
    Currently fully subscribed
    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.

  • Backgammon
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  
    Backgammon is a tactical, table game with 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, and there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 
    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. No fee. You can just show up for the Monday afternoon Backgammon game.
    Contact: Jonathan Hart at 802-922-3677 or email jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

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

    Currently fully subscribed
    Ongoing. In Person
    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.

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Zoom)
    3:45 pm-4:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    Ongoing on Zoom. 
    Mindfulness meditation is the simple practice of bringing moment-to-moment awareness to our experience. It has been shown to reduce stress, improve health, increase mental clarity, and enhance our enjoyment of life. The techniques offered in this class are designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to advanced meditators and to be used as much in daily life as when seated in formal practice.
    Zoom information provided upon registration. No fee.

  • Backgammon Evenings
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Often played by two people, there’s an exciting variant for 3 or more players. 

    Open to all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced.  If you are interested in joining the Monday evening group, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com

    No Fee.

Tuesday, October 25
  • 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

  • Watercolor–Let's Paint Autumn!
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

     with Lynn Cummings

    Cost: $200/ Register by Monday, September 26.  5 weeks

    Get out your paints and let's go! We'll paint various fall-themed subjects and explore techniques possibly new to you. In the first two classes we'll concentrate on color choices and blending, as well as painting the negative space and design, while working on fun subjects in a very supportive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. The supply list will be emailed to you upon registration.  

    Minimum: 6, maximum: 10.

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

    with Bernice Wesseling 
    Ongoing
    No fee, but at times there will be a request of one dollar to help defray the cost of printing.
    The objective of this class is to use the Spanish that you know. We will converse using a list of vocabulary words that will be distributed. At times there will be a grammar lesson that will pertain to the topic at hand. 

  • 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.

Wednesday, October 26
  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:30 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. 
    Registration required. $8 per class. 

  • Card-Crafting Wednesdays
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Janice Bauch
    Bring your supplies and spend the morning creating cards by stamping, embossing, painting, coloring or even using your own photographs. Join us for a morning of creativity and conversation. Scrapbookers are also welcome to join. 
    Questions? Call Janice at 802-598-9333 or email scampert4@comcast.net.

  • AARP Smart Driver™ Course
    10:30 am-3:30 pm

    Cost:$25 / $20 for AARP members Register by Monday, October 17. Register early as class size is limited to 15. Checks should be made out to AARP. Please plan to bring lunch. 

    The AARP Smart Driver™ course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older, will help you refresh your driving skills, and may even help you save on your auto insurance! Members can take the course at a discounted rate. 

  • Word Games
    3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    with Lin Kalson  
    Do you enjoy playing Scrabble but don’t have anyone to play with? How about Bananagrams or Boggle? Join us on Fridays for word games at the Senior Center. We have some games available, but also feel free to bring your own word games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email lin.linkalson7@gmail.com.     

  • Guitar for Beginners
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    with John Creech
    Wednesdays, 
    Cost: $75 / Registration required.
    Interested in learning guitar? Join us for adult beginner guitar lessons on Wednesday evenings at the Senior Center.

Thursday, October 27
  • 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. We will move a little faster at times.
    Cost: $8/class.

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

    with Diane Burgess 
    Ongoing. 
    This is a welcoming place to come and share your love of handwork. Bring your rug hooking, knitting, or other fiber project to work on together. 
    No fee.

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

    provided by Age Well Pick up  at the Senior Center. 
    Menus are posted here.
    Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal. 
    Kerrie Pughe
    802-425-6345 or
    kpughe@charlotteseniorcentervt.org

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

    with Sandi Detwiler
    Ongoing
    Course is currently fully subscribed.

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

    with John Creech
    Ongoing. In person and on Zoom.
    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.
    Cost: $8/class. Zoom information provided upon registration.

  • 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. Practice for students familiar with the form. 
    No fee.

  • Movie Afternoon
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Cost: Free / Register by Wednesday, 10/26.  

    The listing of this movie is posted at the Charlotte Senior Center. Please call the Senior Center if you are interested in the title of the movie to be shown.

  • Story Selections (Zoom)
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Margaret Woodruff
    Cost: Free. Register at the Charlotte Library

    Join Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. The reading list will include a variety of authors, and one or two stories will be featured each session. Copies of the stories available at the library circulation desk or via email. 

    Co-sponsored with The Charlotte Library. 

Friday, October 28
  • Meditation
    8:00 am-9:00 am

    with Charlie Nardozzi
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.
    Meditation is an easy-to-learn practice that reduces anxiety, stress, pain and depression. In each class we'll quiet the body and mind by doing simple breathing exercises and a seated, eyes-closed guided meditation. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

  • 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. 
    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 Total Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Nicole Librandi 

    (5 weeks) Cost: $50 /Please register by Friday, October 14.

    You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling to Italy and ordering your morning 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! 

  • Annual Meeting of the Friends of Charlotte Senior Center
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    This year’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. Join us to hear the highlights of this past year and what is being planned moving forward. An update of our financial position will be given, any questions will be answered, and the election of board members will take place. We hope to see you there.

  • Canasta
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Sandy Arnell
    Canasta is a form of rummy using two full decks in which players or partnerships try to meld groups of three or more cards of the same rank and score bonuses for 7-card melds. If you are interested in joining this group or if you have questions, please contact Sandy Armell 802-425-3248.

  • Croquet
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Joan Mollica
    Do you remember passing afternoons playing a game of Croquet with friends and neighbors? Or are you interested in learning how to play Croquet? Join us on Friday afternoons, weather permitting, for a regular game of Croquet at the Senior Center. Questions? If you are interested in playing, contact Joan Mollica at jmollica3@comcast.net.

  • Game Afternoons
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Friday afternoons, drop in between noon and 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and stop by the Senior Center on Friday afternoons for Game Afternoons. Dominoes, Canasta, Texas Hold’em, Bridge, Backgammon, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Scrabble... the opportunities are endless.

  • Ukulele
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with John Creech
    6 weeks Cost: $75 / Registration required by Friday, October 14.
    Are you interested in learning to play the ukulele? Ukuleles are easy to learn, even if you have no musical background. This group is for anyone who already plays and just wants to play in a group as well as beginners interested in learning. Join John Creech for this fun and easy-going ukulele class on Friday afternoons at the Senior Center.  Bring a ukulele, along with an electronic clip-on tuner, and the curiosity for learning something new. If there is interest, we will have a performance at the end of this 6-week class.

  • Halloween Treat Assembly
    2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Help package fudge and Rice Krispies treats to be handed out on Halloween eve to the children in the community.