Sunday, September 22
  • Sunday Games
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join others for cards and board games. No fee.

Monday, September 23
  • Chair Yoga
    9:40 am-10:40 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Session I: (no class 9/2) 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14.
    Session II: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 1/11, 11/18 & 11/25.
    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 & Session II: $60, each; or $10 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Session I: (no class 9/2) 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14.
    Session II: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 & 11/25.
    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 & Session II: $60 each; 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, September 24
  • Fall Hike #1
    8:45 am-11:30 am

    with Mike Yantachka
    Meet at 8:45 to carpool from Senior Center, unless noted. A full
    description of each trip is available at host desk. Please bring water and good hiking
    shoes. Registration is required. No fee.
    Hike #1. Sept. 24 Raven Ridge, Monkton, VT

  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Session I: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 & 10/15.
    Session II: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 & 11/26.
    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 Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

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

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    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.

  • French for Travelers
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    BEGINNERS with Alysse Anton
    Dates: 9/24 to 11/12 (8 weeks)
    Learn to navigate the cities, order delicious food, find the cultural hotspots, and not feel
    lost (literally and in translation…) when you travel to Montréal, Québec City, or one
    of the 35 lands where French is spoken. This interactive class is designed for practical
    communication with Francophones.
    Registration required. Fee: 8-week series is $85, or $12 per class.
    NOTE: This course offers a day-trip to Sutton, a quaint village in Quebec Eastern
    Townships at the end to demonstrate all your practical learning. (additional cost)

  • French Conversation
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    with Alysse Anton
    Dates: 9/24 to 11/12 (8 weeks)
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers with
    sufficient knowledge of French to carry on regular conversations—but who want to
    improve their skills and confidence. Since the conversation on a variety of topics will
    stay in the target language, these French circles are not intended for beginning French
    speakers. Registration required. Fee: 8-week series is $85, or $12 per class.

Wednesday, September 25
  • Strolling in Charlotte
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    with Janet Yantachka
    Bi-Monthly: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 & 11/20.
    If you would like an easy walk, explore the new Charlotte Town Link Trail with others.
    Sign up for a date and meet up at the Senior Center to carpool for a walk on this flat,
    gravel path. Call for weather updates after 9:00 a.m. Maps available. No fee. Registration is requested for each week.

  • *Artists Reception & Gathering*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Artists whose work is in the 13th Annual Senior Center Community Art Show gather
    to discuss their pieces and their creative process. All are invited to the reception with
    light refreshments at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Senior Center.

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

    with Jill Abilock
    Dates: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18 & 9/25.
    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, September 26
  • Gents Breakast
    7:00 am-9:00 am

    with Bob Chutter and Friends
    Second and fourth Thursday mornings, 7:00–9:00.
    Twice a month, the men gather for breakfast and conversation. All pitch in to prepare the meal, set tables, or clean up. We frequently have presentations on a variety of interesting topics. It’s worth a visit! Please register by the Tuesday before the breakfast. Suggested donation: $5.

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Session I: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/10.
    Session II: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 & 11/21.
    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  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.

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

    with John Creech
    Session I: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/10.
    Session II: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 & 11/21.
    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.

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

    This course is currently full.

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

    with Marty Morrissey
    Ongoing.
    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, September 27
  • Kayak Trip
    9:00 am-3:00 pm

    These trips provide an opportunity for active women to explore our many local lakes, ponds and rivers. We help each other, laugh a lot and have fun. 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 the trips listed below, 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.
    9/27 - Rosemarie Conn and Joan Mollica, Chittenden Reservoir

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

    with Liesje Smith
    Session I: (no class 9/6, 9/13, 9/20) 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25.
    Session II: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 & 11/22.
    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: $50; Session II: $40; or $10 per class.

  • Arts Group on Fridays
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    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.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    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, September 29
  • Sunday Games
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join others for cards and board games. No fee.

Monday, September 30
  • Chair Yoga
    9:40 am-10:40 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Session I: (no class 9/2) 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14.
    Session II: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 1/11, 11/18 & 11/25.
    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 & Session II: $60, each; or $10 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Session I: (no class 9/2) 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14.
    Session II: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 & 11/25.
    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 & Session II: $60 each; 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, October 1
  • Fall Hike #2
    8:30 am-11:30 am

    with Mike Yantachka
    Meet at 8:45 to carpool from Senior Center, unless noted. A full
    description of each trip is available at host desk. Please bring water and good hiking
    shoes. Registration is required. No fee.
    Hike #2. Oct. 1 Rattlesnake Mtn., Willsboro, NY – Meet at 8:30 to leave for ferry.

  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Session I: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 & 10/15.
    Session II: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 & 11/26.
    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 Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

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

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    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.

  • French for Travelers
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    BEGINNERS with Alysse Anton
    Dates: 9/24 to 11/12 (8 weeks)
    Learn to navigate the cities, order delicious food, find the cultural hotspots, and not feel
    lost (literally and in translation…) when you travel to Montréal, Québec City, or one
    of the 35 lands where French is spoken. This interactive class is designed for practical
    communication with Francophones.
    Registration required. Fee: 8-week series is $85, or $12 per class.
    NOTE: This course offers a day-trip to Sutton, a quaint village in Quebec Eastern
    Townships at the end to demonstrate all your practical learning. (additional cost)

  • French Conversation
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    with Alysse Anton
    Dates: 9/24 to 11/12 (8 weeks)
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers with
    sufficient knowledge of French to carry on regular conversations—but who want to
    improve their skills and confidence. Since the conversation on a variety of topics will
    stay in the target language, these French circles are not intended for beginning French
    speakers. Registration required. Fee: 8-week series is $85, or $12 per class.

Wednesday, October 2
  • Book Discussion
    10:00 am-11:15 am

    Walking Each Other Home:
    Conversations on Loving and Dying by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush, with
    Charlotte Library’s Margaret Woodruff and Pam MacPherson.
    Dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 & 10/23.
    A weekly discussion of this uplifting book by two masterful teachers who offer
    practical guidance on “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate
    gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.”
    Pam MacPherson’s years of dedicated care for the dying is reflected in the collection
    of her poetry, Vigil: The Poetry of Presence. Registration required. No fee. Meets at the
    Senior Center.

  • *Cycling Along the Dutch Coast*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with John Hammer
    The flat Netherlands are ideal for cyclists: Hear what a cycle-barge trip along the
    Dutch Coast is like. Also visits to Brugge, Amsterdam and Brussels, with cycling in
    between, of course. Included are a few recommendations for museum going.

Thursday, October 3
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Session I: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/10.
    Session II: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 & 11/21.
    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  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.

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

    with John Creech
    Session I: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/10.
    Session II: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 & 11/21.
    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.

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

    This course is currently full.

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

    with Marty Morrissey
    Ongoing.
    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

    with the American Red Cross
    The Senior Center is always happy to host the American Red Cross blood drives.
    Our friendly volunteers, comfortable space, and great snacks make giving blood
    here a pleasure.

Friday, October 4
  • Moving Better, Living Better
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Liesje Smith
    Session I: (no class 9/6, 9/13, 9/20) 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25.
    Session II: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 & 11/22.
    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: $50; Session II: $40; or $10 per class.

  • Arts Group on Fridays
    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.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    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.

  • Taste of Italian
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Nicole Librandi

    Taste the delicious Italian of food and travel, whether beginning or refreshing your
    knowledge. The language itself seems to conjure up magical images: think pasta, gelato, formaggio, musica, Roma, Venezia, bellissima. We’ll practice Italiano in conversations, games and songs involving exploring, shopping, eating in Italy, and more. Join us!
    Registration required. Fee: $60 for the series.

Saturday, October 5
  • *Lemon Fair Sculpture Park*
    9:30 am-12:30 pm

    with Frank and Elaine Ittleman
    Please meet at the Center by 9:30 to carpool.
    The Ittlemans invite you to enjoy a magnificent rural setting dedicated to outdoor art at
    their private residence in Shoreham. With Frank as our guide, the 1.5-mile loop passes
    about a dozen large-scale outdoor artworks. Enjoy the color, geometry, spatial relations, and movement of these pieces. Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Head home around noon, or stop in nearby Middlebury for a leisurely lunch. Registration necessary. No fee.

Sunday, October 6
  • Sunday Games
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Join others for cards and board games. No fee.

Monday, October 7
  • Chair Yoga
    9:40 am-10:40 am

    with Tiny Sikkes
    Session I: (no class 9/2) 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14.
    Session II: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 1/11, 11/18 & 11/25.
    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 & Session II: $60, each; or $10 per class.

  • Age Well Restaurant Tickets
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Pat Long, Age Well Nutrition Coordinator, will dispense tickets to this popular
    restaurant program offered in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.
    To qualify, you must be 60+ and registered with Age Well. Suggested donation is
    $5.00 per ticket; each ticket is good for one use at any participating restaurants (tip not
    included) on designated days. There is no limit to the number of tickets for each person (tickets are not transferable), and they are good for one year.
    Cash and checks are accepted; exact change is appreciated.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Jean White
    Session I: (no class 9/2) 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 & 10/14.
    Session II: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 & 11/25.
    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 & Session II: $60 each; 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, October 8
  • Fall Hike #3
    8:45 am-11:30 am

    with Mike Yantachka
    Meet at 8:45 to carpool from Senior Center, unless noted. A full
    description of each trip is available at host desk. Please bring water and good hiking
    shoes. Registration is required. No fee.
    Hike #3. Oct. 8 Cantilever Rock, Underhill, VT

  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Session I: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 & 10/15.
    Session II: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 & 11/26.
    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.

  • Watercolor I
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    WATERCOLOR: PAINTING the COLORFUL AUTUMN
    with Lynn Cummings
    Session 1: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 & 11/12.
    Session II: 11/19, 11/26, (no class 12/3), 12/10 & 12/17
    We’ll explore colorful, autumn-themed subjects while practicing traditional and nontraditional watercolor techniques. Some experience with watercolor necessary. Request supply list upon registration. 
    Session I (6 classes) Fee: $185 by 10/1, 
    Session II (4 classes) Fee: $125 by 11/12. 
    Pre-registration and payment must be received at the Senior Center at least 5 working days prior to start of session.

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

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

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    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.

  • Intro to Feldenkrais
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Mischul Brownstone
    Free introduction 10/8. Dates ; 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 & 11/12.
    Move from pain to pleasure. Feel greater ease and vitality. Rediscover lost abilities. Act
    with precision & strength. Gentle, mindful movement brings new self-awareness to
    increase our ability to do what we want to do. As a somatic educator with 40 years of
    experience, Mischul guides people towards living healthy, meaningful lives.
    Registration required. Fee: $75, for the 5-week series.

  • French for Travelers
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    BEGINNERS with Alysse Anton
    Dates: 9/24 to 11/12 (8 weeks)
    Learn to navigate the cities, order delicious food, find the cultural hotspots, and not feel
    lost (literally and in translation…) when you travel to Montréal, Québec City, or one
    of the 35 lands where French is spoken. This interactive class is designed for practical
    communication with Francophones.
    Registration required. Fee: 8-week series is $85, or $12 per class.
    NOTE: This course offers a day-trip to Sutton, a quaint village in Quebec Eastern
    Townships at the end to demonstrate all your practical learning. (additional cost)

  • French Conversation
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    with Alysse Anton
    Dates: 9/24 to 11/12 (8 weeks)
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers with
    sufficient knowledge of French to carry on regular conversations—but who want to
    improve their skills and confidence. Since the conversation on a variety of topics will
    stay in the target language, these French circles are not intended for beginning French
    speakers. Registration required. Fee: 8-week series is $85, or $12 per class.

Wednesday, October 9
  • Foot Clinic
    9:15 am-11:30 am

    Martha McAuliffe, RN; Julia Jacques, LPN, AEMT; and Samantha Wendell
    Dates: 9/4, 10/9 & 11/13.
    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.

  • Book Discussion
    10:00 am-11:15 am

    Walking Each Other Home:
    Conversations on Loving and Dying by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush, with
    Charlotte Library’s Margaret Woodruff and Pam MacPherson.
    Dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 & 10/23.
    A weekly discussion of this uplifting book by two masterful teachers who offer
    practical guidance on “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate
    gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.”
    Pam MacPherson’s years of dedicated care for the dying is reflected in the collection
    of her poetry, Vigil: The Poetry of Presence. Registration required. No fee. Meets at the
    Senior Center.

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

    with Janet Yantachka
    Bi-Monthly: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6 & 11/20.
    If you would like an easy walk, explore the new Charlotte Town Link Trail with others.
    Sign up for a date and meet up at the Senior Center to carpool for a walk on this flat,
    gravel path. Call for weather updates after 9:00 a.m. 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.

  • *Egyptian Archaeology - Fact & Fiction*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with David Lightbody
    Learn how recent political upheaval in Egypt has impacted field work and the
    presentation of Egyptian archaeological projects in the global media. Dr. Lightbody
    is an independent Scottish archaeologist and author studying the cultures of
    antiquity. Since settling in Vermont, he has published cutting-edge academic works
    and established the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture.

Thursday, October 10
  • Gents Breakast
    7:00 am-9:00 am

    with Bob Chutter and Friends
    Second and fourth Thursday mornings, 7:00–9:00.
    Twice a month, the men gather for breakfast and conversation. All pitch in to prepare the meal, set tables, or clean up. We frequently have presentations on a variety of interesting topics. It’s worth a visit! Please register by the Tuesday before the breakfast. Suggested donation: $5.

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    with Phyllis Bartling
    Session I: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/10.
    Session II: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 & 11/21.
    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  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.

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

    with John Creech
    Session I: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 & 10/10.
    Session II: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 & 11/21.
    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.

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

    This course is currently full.

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

    with Marty Morrissey
    Ongoing.
    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, October 11
  • Moving Better, Living Better
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    with Liesje Smith
    Session I: (no class 9/6, 9/13, 9/20) 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25.
    Session II: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 & 11/22.
    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: $50; Session II: $40; or $10 per class.

  • Arts Group on Fridays
    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.

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

    with Sylvia Levine
    Ongoing.
    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.

  • Taste of Italian
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    with Nicole Librandi

    Taste the delicious Italian of food and travel, whether beginning or refreshing your
    knowledge. The language itself seems to conjure up magical images: think pasta, gelato, formaggio, musica, Roma, Venezia, bellissima. We’ll practice Italiano in conversations, games and songs involving exploring, shopping, eating in Italy, and more. Join us!
    Registration required. Fee: $60 for the series.

  • Writers Grp
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Monthly, second Fridays, 1:00-3:00. Ongoing.
    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.