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Sunday, July 21
  • Sunday Games
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join others for cards and board games. No fee.

  • Shape-Note Singing
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    with Carolyn Kulik
    This traditional, a cappella, four-part harmony has been called “full-body, shout-itout singing” and is also known as Sacred Harp. Open to newcomers and experienced
    singers. No auditions; a “good voice” is not required. Songbooks are provided. Stop
    by to listen or sing, and leave whenever you wish. No fee. 

Monday, July 22
  • Chair Yoga
    9:40 am-10:40 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Session I: $70, Session II: $60; or $10 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing. Registration required. Session I: $70, Session II: $60; or $10 per class. 

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

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

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

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with the weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same, target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. Registration required. 
    Session I: $56, Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • Spanish Conv.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Maria Acosta
    This group comes together to chat about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A no-pressure way to meet new folks, sharpen your mind, and practice your Spanish. No fee.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Based on the Living Strong program, these exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Mahjong
    12:45 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jean-Carol Dunham, Nan Mason & Nancy Rosenthal
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to join this informal get-together. No fee.

Wednesday, July 24
  • Strolling in Charlotte
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    If you would like an easy walk, explore the new Charlotte Town Link Trail on your own or with others. Sign up for a date and meet up at the Senior Center to carpool. Self -guided strolling on this flat, gravel path. No minimum number, and you decide about the weather – there are no ‘official’ cancellations. Maps available. No fee. Registration is requested for each week. 

  • *Japanese Ceramics*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Jonathan Silverman
    From 10,000-year-old funerary figures to Zen-influenced ceremonial tea bowls,
    we will encounter Japanese aesthetics, culture, history, geography, and spirituality
    through the lens of Japanese ceramics. Jonathan Silverman, professor emeritus of
    art and aesthetic education at St. Michael’s College, maintains his artistic identity
    through ceramics and watercolors, and enjoys leading study travel trips abroad.

  • Mindfulness in Life
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you experience it. Mindfulness Practice provides tools that help change how you experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. Whether you’ve graduated from the 8-week Mindfulness for Life course, or you’re trying out mindfulness practice for the first time, these sessions will provide an opportunity to develop mindfulness skills and also to practice what you’ve learned. Walk-ins welcome! No fee.

Thursday, July 25
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates
    specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and posture.
    Exercises are done on the floor on mats; bring a small rolled-up towel to put under
    your head. This also includes upper-body strength work with hand weights.
    Registration required. Session I & Session II: $48 each; or $8 per class.

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

    with Diane Burgess and Davey DeGraff
    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.

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

    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, increased energy
    level, and a sense of confidence.
    Registration required. Session I and Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class.

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

    with Marty Morrissey
    T’ai Chi is recognized worldwide as an unparalleled exercise program for mind/body
    training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. For students
    familiar with the form. Registration required. No fee.

  • Play Reading
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Sean Moran
    Fourth Thursdays, ( continues monthly through Nov.)
    Forget about stage fright! Our favorite theatre professional is back to direct play
    reading around the comfort of a table! Group meets monthly, and no experience is
    needed. Scripts are provided and parts are assigned a week in advance. Sign up for one month or more. Registration required; maximum 10. No fee.

Friday, July 26
  • Kayak Trip
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Jane Yagoda and Shirley Coffee, Lamoille River
    These trips provide an opportunity for active women who share a love for exploring
    our many local lakes, ponds and rivers. We help each other and laugh a lot. To register
    your interest, please email Susan Hyde directly at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com to
    be placed on a master list of paddlers. One week prior to this trip, you will receive an email with specific details asking for a commitment. Paddlers need to provide their own boats for all trips.
    Registration required. Maximum is determined by leaders. No fee.

  • Moving Better, Living Better
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Liesje Smith
    Build strength, stamina, flexibility, postural stability, and learn how to move fluidly
    without causing injury. Through the classes, the neuro-pathways of the brain are
    sharpened, resulting in more aliveness and responsivity. Registration required.
    Session I and II: $60 each; or $10 per class.

  • Arts Group on Fri.
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Kay George
    You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. No fee.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Based on the Living Strong program, these exercises help increase strength, muscle
    mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance
    agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint
    mobility and reduce the risk of injury. Weights are provided. No fee.

Sunday, July 28
  • Sunday Games
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join others for cards and board games. No fee.

Monday, July 29
  • Chair Yoga
    9:40 am-10:40 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Session I: $70, Session II: $60; or $10 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing. Registration required. Session I: $70, Session II: $60; or $10 per class. 

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

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

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

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with the weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same, target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. Registration required. 
    Session I: $56, Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • Spanish Conv.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Maria Acosta
    This group comes together to chat about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A no-pressure way to meet new folks, sharpen your mind, and practice your Spanish. No fee.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Based on the Living Strong program, these exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Mahjong
    12:45 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jean-Carol Dunham, Nan Mason & Nancy Rosenthal
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to join this informal get-together. No fee.

Wednesday, July 31
  • *Foot Clinic*
    9:15 am-11:30 am

    Martha McAuliffe, RN; Julia Jacques, LPN, AEMT; and Samantha Wendell
    This free clinic is offered by staff and volunteers from Community Health
    Improvement at UVM Medical Center. Due to the limited slots available,
    scheduling priority will be given to Charlotte residents 65+ or those with a
    disability requiring assistance. Please bring a towel. Registration required.

  • Strolling in Charlotte
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    If you would like an easy walk, explore the new Charlotte Town Link Trail on your own or with others. Sign up for a date and meet up at the Senior Center to carpool. Self -guided strolling on this flat, gravel path. No minimum number, and you decide about the weather – there are no ‘official’ cancellations. Maps available. No fee. Registration is requested for each week. 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic
    11:30 am-12:00 pm

    with Martha McAuliffe, RN, UVM Medical Center
    This clinic is free, open to the public, and offered before the luncheon. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • *Fun with Donkeys*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Lisa Crispen
    Invite a young friend, and meet two mini-donkeys named Chester and Ernie
    who have volunteered to come to the Senior Center and offer their services as pettable, huggable buddies for the afternoon. Hear about the history of donkeys and carting, and
    take a ride in their shiny, custom cart.

Thursday, August 1
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates
    specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and posture.
    Exercises are done on the floor on mats; bring a small rolled-up towel to put under
    your head. This also includes upper-body strength work with hand weights.
    Registration required. Session I & Session II: $48 each; or $8 per class.

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

    with Diane Burgess and Davey DeGraff
    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.

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

    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, increased energy
    level, and a sense of confidence.
    Registration required. Session I and Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class.

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

    with Marty Morrissey
    T’ai Chi is recognized worldwide as an unparalleled exercise program for mind/body
    training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. For students
    familiar with the form. Registration required. No fee.

Friday, August 2
  • Moving Better, Living Better
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Liesje Smith
    Build strength, stamina, flexibility, postural stability, and learn how to move fluidly
    without causing injury. Through the classes, the neuro-pathways of the brain are
    sharpened, resulting in more aliveness and responsivity. Registration required.
    Session I and II: $60 each; or $10 per class.

  • Arts Group on Fri.
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Kay George
    You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. No fee.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Based on the Living Strong program, these exercises help increase strength, muscle
    mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance
    agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint
    mobility and reduce the risk of injury. Weights are provided. No fee.

Sunday, August 4
  • Sunday Games
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join others for cards and board games. No fee.

Monday, August 5
  • Chair Yoga
    9:40 am-10:40 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Session I: $70, Session II: $60; or $10 per class.

  • Write Now!
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Laurie McMillan
    Monday mornings, 10:00-12:00. Dates: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 & 8/26.
    Take your experiences, a dash of inspiration, a supportive group— and creativity
    abounds! We will use writing prompts, art visuals, and useful writing tips. There will
    be time for in-class writing, sharing work, and discussion. 
    Registration required. Fee: $68 for the 4-week series.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing. Registration required. Session I: $70, Session II: $60; or $10 per class. 

  • Bridge
    12:30 pm-4:00 pm

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

Tuesday, August 6
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with the weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same, target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. Registration required. 
    Session I: $56, Session II: $48; or $8 per class.

  • Spanish Conv.
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Maria Acosta
    This group comes together to chat about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A no-pressure way to meet new folks, sharpen your mind, and practice your Spanish. No fee.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Based on the Living Strong program, these exercises help increase strength, muscle mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint mobility and reduce the risk of injury. Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Mahjong
    12:45 pm-4:00 pm

    with Jean-Carol Dunham, Nan Mason & Nancy Rosenthal
    For those new or experienced in the Chinese style of mahjong, you are welcome to join this informal get-together. No fee.

Wednesday, August 7
  • Strolling in Charlotte
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    If you would like an easy walk, explore the new Charlotte Town Link Trail on your own or with others. Sign up for a date and meet up at the Senior Center to carpool. Self -guided strolling on this flat, gravel path. No minimum number, and you decide about the weather – there are no ‘official’ cancellations. Maps available. No fee. Registration is requested for each week. 

  • *Stop the Bleed*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    UVM Medical Center
    Uncontrolled bleeding is one of the most preventable causes of death. Stop the
    Bleed is a national program that trains you to identify life-threatening bleeding
    and how to control it in order to save a life. Learn what you can do in a bleeding
    emergency before professional help arrives.

  • Mindfulness in Life
    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

    with Jill Abilock
    You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you experience it. Mindfulness Practice provides tools that help change how you experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. Whether you’ve graduated from the 8-week Mindfulness for Life course, or you’re trying out mindfulness practice for the first time, these sessions will provide an opportunity to develop mindfulness skills and also to practice what you’ve learned. Walk-ins welcome! No fee.

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

    with Phyllis Bartling
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates
    specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and posture.
    Exercises are done on the floor on mats; bring a small rolled-up towel to put under
    your head. This also includes upper-body strength work with hand weights.
    Registration required. Session I & Session II: $48 each; or $8 per class.

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

    with Diane Burgess and Davey DeGraff
    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.

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

    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, increased energy
    level, and a sense of confidence.
    Registration required. Session I and Session II: $48, each; or $8 per class.

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

    with Marty Morrissey
    T’ai Chi is recognized worldwide as an unparalleled exercise program for mind/body
    training to help improve balance, flexibility, stability, and overall health. For students
    familiar with the form. Registration required. No fee.

  • BLOOD DRIVE
    2:00 pm-7:00 pm

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

    Susan Hyde and Laura Cahners-Ford, Waterbury Rsvr., Cotton Brook entrance
    These trips provide an opportunity for active women who share a love for exploring
    our many local lakes, ponds and rivers. We help each other and laugh a lot. To register
    your interest, please email Susan Hyde directly at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com to
    be placed on a master list of paddlers. One week prior to this trip, you will receive an email with specific details asking for a commitment. Paddlers need to provide their own boats for all trips.
    Registration required. Maximum is determined by leaders. No fee.

  • Middlebury College Art & Lunch
    9:30 am-3:30 pm

    with Linda Jackson
    This daytrip to Middlebury College’s Museum of Art will view the show “Fifty

    Years of Collecting Art for Middlebury”. We will carpool from the Senior Center,
    and after the museum, we will have lunch at the Middlebury Inn. Return time will
    be approximately 3:30. Please meet at the Center by 9:30 to carpool. The only fee will be for the cost of your individual lunch. Preregistration required; minimum of 10.

  • Moving Better, Living Better
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Liesje Smith
    Build strength, stamina, flexibility, postural stability, and learn how to move fluidly
    without causing injury. Through the classes, the neuro-pathways of the brain are
    sharpened, resulting in more aliveness and responsivity. Registration required.
    Session I and II: $60 each; or $10 per class.

  • Arts Group on Fri.
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Kay George
    You are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the ideas and encouragement that this friendly, relaxed group has to offer. No fee.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Based on the Living Strong program, these exercises help increase strength, muscle
    mass and bone density using hand and ankle weights. Balance exercises enhance
    agility and decrease the likelihood of falls, while flexibility exercises increase joint
    mobility and reduce the risk of injury. Weights are provided. No fee.

  • Writers Grp
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    This re-forming group is looking for writers of stories, autobiographical pieces, and
    poetry. At monthly meetings, writers read and discuss their pieces, listen to those of
    others, and offer encouragement all around. Please register to indicate your interest.
    No fee.

Sunday, August 11
  • Sunday Games
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join others for cards and board games. No fee.