Notice of Closure and Online Classes.

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

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

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

Monday, September 28
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Carol Bokan
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. 
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Jean White 
    Ongoing. 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. Fee: $5 per class.

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

    Online Zoom
    Ongoing. This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; registration required.  

Tuesday, September 29
  • Fall Hike #1
    8:45 am-11:30 am

    FALL ROAD HIKES in the CHAMPLAIN VALLEY with Joan Mollica 
    Hike #1 Sept. 29 Raven Ridge, Monkton 
    Meet at 8:45 to carpool from the Senior Center, unless noted. 
    Please wear good hiking shoes, bring water and a snack or bag lunch. Call for details of each hike. 
    Registration required. No fee

  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom
    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes the Thursday class “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs along with weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same: to target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class

  • Tai Chi Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

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

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

    Online Zoom
    Dates: 9/15, 9/22 & 9/29. (3 weeks) Doctors of Physical Therapy from Dee Physical Therapy will lead a weekly series of classes designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program will emphasize development of a safe home exercise program that participants can do between sessions and continue beyond the 3-week course. For individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations made to adjust exercise difficulty.
    Registration required. No fee.  

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

    Online Zoom
    11:00–12:00. Ongoing. 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. 

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

    Online Zoom
    with Alysse Anton
    Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30. Dates: 9/15–11/17. (10 weeks)
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers
    who want to improve their skills and confidence. This interactive and studentcentered class offers conversation practice through role plays, debates, as well
    as discussions about movies, short stories and/or articles you’ve reviewed
    before class. Not intended for beginning French speakers.
    Registration required. Fee: $50 for the 10 week series.

Wednesday, September 30
  • EssentricsTM
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. An ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening which releases tight muscles and joints. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain.
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.  

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Carol Bokan
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. 
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

  • *Utah's Gems*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom. See Wednesday Events/Lectures for Zoom link.

    Take a guided trip through Southern Utah’s famous and some not-so-famous national parks and monuments. This stunning area is called the “Golden Circle,” and you’ll travel virtually through magnificent rock formations, Native American sites, the Colorado River and small towns in this portion of The Beehive State. 

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

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

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

    Online Zoom
    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing. This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is challenging yet safe. Pilates exercises are done on the floor on mats; this class also includes upper-body strength work with hand weights. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

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

    Online Zoom
    Fully Enrolled

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

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

  • 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 by phone. No fee. (Note: This small class is held in person.)

  • Civil Discourse
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Stephen Joyce 
    Dates: 9/24–10/29. (6 weeks) On the eve of the 2020 general elections, Americans are more divided about politics than they have ever been. Some have forgotten or simply never learned how to speak civilly with their ideological “opponents.” Are you frustrated with discussions about politics that persuade no one, clarify nothing, and go nowhere? Learn theories about civil communication and how to put them into practice when you are disagreeing with family, friends, and strangers. 
    Sponsored by Friends of Charlotte Senior Center. 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. If you wish to donate blood, please visit RedCrossBlood.org., or
    call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

  • Script Writing
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Mark Williams 
    Dates: 10/1–11/5. (6 weeks) Have you been itching to write a movie, TV episode or play? In this 6-week class you will learn the basics of how to write a script. For 12 years, Mark wrote and filmed his own original movies, entering them in competitions. One of them, Girl With the Tear in Her Eye, won first place at the Vermont Film School Festival, 2016. 
    Registration required by 9/29. Fee: $30 for the 6-week series. 

Friday, October 2
  • French Coffee Club
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom
    with Alysse Anton Fridays,
    10 weeks Have engaging French conversation with your morning coffee. This course is designed for high beginner/low intermediate French speakers who are able to carry on a basic conversation, but who would like to improve confidence and fluidity discussing a variety of topics. Not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Registration required. Fee: $50 for the 10 week series. 

  • EssentricsTM
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. An ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening which releases tight muscles and joints. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain.
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class

  • Italian Intro-A
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 9/18–10/23. Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) 
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

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

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 9/18–10/23. Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy — virtually — as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

Saturday, October 3
  • *Lemon Fair Sculpture Park*
    9:30 am-12:30 pm

    with Frank and Elaine Ittleman
    Trip is fully enrolled.
    Please meet at the Center by 9:30 to carpool. (Rain date:10/10) 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 18 large-scale artworks; enjoy their color, geometry, spatial relations, and movement. Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Head home around noon, or stop in nearby Middlebury for a leisurely lunch. If you have visited before, there is more to see as the park has expanded recently. 
    Registration necessary by phone. No fee. 

Monday, October 5
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Carol Bokan
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. 
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Jean White 
    Ongoing. 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. Fee: $5 per class.

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

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

    Online Zoom
    Ongoing. This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; registration required.  

Tuesday, October 6
  • Fall Hike #2
    8:45 am-11:30 am

    FALL ROAD HIKES in the CHAMPLAIN VALLEY with Joan Mollica 
    Hike #2 Oct. 6 Charlotte Town Link Trail, Charlotte 
    Meet at 8:45 to carpool from the Senior Center, unless noted. 
    Please wear good hiking shoes, bring water and a snack or bag lunch. Call for details of each hike. 
    Registration required. No fee.

  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom
    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes the Thursday class “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs along with weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same: to target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class

  • Tai Chi Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

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

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

    Online Zoom
    Dates: 10/6–11/13. (6 weeks) Doctors of Physical Therapy from Dee Physical Therapy will lead a 6-week series of classes designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program, a more intensive version of Better Balance I, consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. For individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations made to adjust exercise difficulty. 
    Registration required. No fee.  

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

    Online Zoom
    11:00–12:00. Ongoing. 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. 

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

    Online Zoom
    with Alysse Anton
    Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30. Dates: 9/15–11/17. (10 weeks)
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers
    who want to improve their skills and confidence. This interactive and studentcentered class offers conversation practice through role plays, debates, as well
    as discussions about movies, short stories and/or articles you’ve reviewed
    before class. Not intended for beginning French speakers.
    Registration required. Fee: $50 for the 10 week series.

Wednesday, October 7
  • EssentricsTM
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. An ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening which releases tight muscles and joints. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain.
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.  

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Carol Bokan
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. 
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

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

    Online Zoom. See Wednesday Events/Lectures for Zoom link.

    with Tina D’Amato, DO
    An interactive introduction on how to prepare this important document that helps communicate your medical wishes at end of life. We will review the Vermont Advanced Directive Form, clarify its wording, and learn how to register the form once complete. We will also look at resources to help you complete the forms. Dr. D’Amato is a family medicine physician working at Charlotte Family Health. 

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

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

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

    Online Zoom
    with Bob Chutter and Friends
    Twice a month, the men gather for breakfast and conversation. The group has migrated to an online Zoom format and continues to have presentations on a variety of interesting topics. Please register by the Tuesday before.   

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing. This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is challenging yet safe. Pilates exercises are done on the floor on mats; this class also includes upper-body strength work with hand weights. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

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

    Online Zoom
    Fully Enrolled

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

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

  • 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 by phone. No fee. (Note: This small class is held in person.)

  • Civil Discourse
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Stephen Joyce 
    Dates: 9/24–10/29. (6 weeks) On the eve of the 2020 general elections, Americans are more divided about politics than they have ever been. Some have forgotten or simply never learned how to speak civilly with their ideological “opponents.” Are you frustrated with discussions about politics that persuade no one, clarify nothing, and go nowhere? Learn theories about civil communication and how to put them into practice when you are disagreeing with family, friends, and strangers. 
    Sponsored by Friends of Charlotte Senior Center. No fee. 

  • Script Writing
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Mark Williams 
    Dates: 10/1–11/5. (6 weeks) Have you been itching to write a movie, TV episode or play? In this 6-week class you will learn the basics of how to write a script. For 12 years, Mark wrote and filmed his own original movies, entering them in competitions. One of them, Girl With the Tear in Her Eye, won first place at the Vermont Film School Festival, 2016. 
    Registration required by 9/29. Fee: $30 for the 6-week series. 

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

    Online Zoom
    with Alysse Anton Fridays,
    10 weeks Have engaging French conversation with your morning coffee. This course is designed for high beginner/low intermediate French speakers who are able to carry on a basic conversation, but who would like to improve confidence and fluidity discussing a variety of topics. Not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Registration required. Fee: $50 for the 10 week series. 

  • EssentricsTM
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. An ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening which releases tight muscles and joints. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain.
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class

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

  • Italian Intro-A
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 9/18–10/23. Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) 
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

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

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 9/18–10/23. Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy — virtually — as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

Saturday, October 10
  • *Lemon Fair Sculpture Park* - RAIN DATE only
    9:30 am-12:30 pm

    with Frank and Elaine Ittleman Rain date:10/10
    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 18 large-scale artworks; enjoy their color, geometry, spatial relations, and movement. Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Head home around noon, or stop in nearby Middlebury for a leisurely lunch. If you have visited before, there is more to see as the park has expanded recently. 
    Registration necessary by phone. No fee. 

Monday, October 12
  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Carol Bokan
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. 
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

  • Book Group Part II
    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    Dates: 9/14, 10/12 & 11/9. 
    A monthly discussion group for those who have already participated in a four-week course based on the book, Walking Each Other Home. 
    No fee. Fully enrolled.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Jean White 
    Ongoing. 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. Fee: $5 per class.

  • *Annual Mtg. Friends of CSC*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom. See Wednesday Events/Lectures for Zoom link.

    JJoin us to become better acquainted with the workings of our organization. An update of our financial position will be given, any questions will be answered, and the election of board members will take place. Hope to see you there. n of board members will take
    place. Hope to see you there.

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

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

    Online Zoom
    Ongoing. This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; registration required.  

Tuesday, October 13
  • Fall Hike #3
    8:45 am-11:30 am

    FALL ROAD HIKES in the CHAMPLAIN VALLEY with Joan Mollica 
    Hike #3 Oct. 13 Niquette Bay State Park, Colchester 
    Meet at 8:45 to carpool from the Senior Center, unless noted. 
    Please wear good hiking shoes, bring water and a snack or bag lunch. Call for details of each hike. 
    Registration required. No fee.

  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom
    with Phyllis Bartling 
    Ongoing. Pilates Plus+ takes the Thursday class “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We move at a faster pace and utilize chairs along with weights and floor exercises. The goal remains the same: to target the core muscle groups to improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class

  • Tai Chi Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

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

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

    Online Zoom
    Dates: 10/6–11/13. (6 weeks) Doctors of Physical Therapy from Dee Physical Therapy will lead a 6-week series of classes designed to improve your balance and reduce fall risk. This program, a more intensive version of Better Balance I, consists of two classes per week with progressive advancement towards more complex balance exercises. For individuals of varied balance abilities; recommendations made to adjust exercise difficulty. 
    Registration required. No fee.  

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

    Online Zoom
    11:00–12:00. Ongoing. 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. 

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

    Online Zoom
    with Alysse Anton
    Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30. Dates: 9/15–11/17. (10 weeks)
    These relaxed, fun circles are designed for intermediate/advanced speakers
    who want to improve their skills and confidence. This interactive and studentcentered class offers conversation practice through role plays, debates, as well
    as discussions about movies, short stories and/or articles you’ve reviewed
    before class. Not intended for beginning French speakers.
    Registration required. Fee: $50 for the 10 week series.

Wednesday, October 14
  • EssentricsTM
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. An ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening which releases tight muscles and joints. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain.
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.  

  • Birding Trip #2
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Hank Kaestner 
    Trip fully enrolled.
    Please meet at the Center 15 minutes prior to our 9 a.m. departure to carpool to the location for spectacular bird watching. 
    Registration necessary. No fee

  • Chair Yoga
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Carol Bokan
    Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30–10:30. Ongoing. 
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility. Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

  • *COVID-19 Update*
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom. See Wednesday Events/Lectures for Zoom link.

    with Jim Hyde
    This session will provide a quick update from a public health perspective about what is currently known about routes of exposure, the prevalence of infection, testing, and prevention and control. We will also look at the latest information on vaccine development and new therapeutics. At least half the time will be devoted to Q&A. Jim is an Emeritus Professor of Public Health at the Tufts University School of Medicine and former Director of Preventive Medicine at the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health. 

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

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

Thursday, October 15
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Phyllis Bartling
    Ongoing. This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is challenging yet safe. Pilates exercises are done on the floor on mats; this class also includes upper-body strength work with hand weights. Have a small rolled-up towel to put under your head. 
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class.

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

    Online Zoom
    Fully Enrolled

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

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

  • 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 by phone. No fee. (Note: This small class is held in person.)

  • Civil Discourse
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Stephen Joyce 
    Dates: 9/24–10/29. (6 weeks) On the eve of the 2020 general elections, Americans are more divided about politics than they have ever been. Some have forgotten or simply never learned how to speak civilly with their ideological “opponents.” Are you frustrated with discussions about politics that persuade no one, clarify nothing, and go nowhere? Learn theories about civil communication and how to put them into practice when you are disagreeing with family, friends, and strangers. 
    Sponsored by Friends of Charlotte Senior Center. No fee. 

  • Play Reading
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    Third Thursdays, 1:00–3:30. Dates: 9/17, 10/15 & 11/19.
    This is table reading fun — with no stage fright to get in your way. Group
    meets monthly and is for people who enjoy reading plays aloud or listening
    to others perform. No experience is needed. Scripts are provided and parts
    assigned. Hoping to welcome a few more males into the group.
    Maximum 10. Registration required; contact Sue directly at ssnfoley@icloud.com.
    Fee: $5 suggested donation per reading.

  • Script Writing
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Mark Williams 
    Dates: 10/1–11/5. (6 weeks) Have you been itching to write a movie, TV episode or play? In this 6-week class you will learn the basics of how to write a script. For 12 years, Mark wrote and filmed his own original movies, entering them in competitions. One of them, Girl With the Tear in Her Eye, won first place at the Vermont Film School Festival, 2016. 
    Registration required by 9/29. Fee: $30 for the 6-week series. 

Friday, October 16
  • French Coffee Club
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom
    with Alysse Anton Fridays,
    10 weeks Have engaging French conversation with your morning coffee. This course is designed for high beginner/low intermediate French speakers who are able to carry on a basic conversation, but who would like to improve confidence and fluidity discussing a variety of topics. Not intended for beginning French speakers. 
    Registration required. Fee: $50 for the 10 week series. 

  • EssentricsTM
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom
    with Sherry Senior
    Ongoing. An ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free workout with a dynamic combination of stretching and strengthening which releases tight muscles and joints. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as relief of pain.
    Registration required. Fee: $5 per class

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

  • Italian Intro-A
    1:30 pm-2:30 pm

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 9/18–10/23. Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) 
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.  

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

    Online Zoom
    with Nicole Librandi 
    Session A: 9/18–10/23. Session B: 11/6–12/18. (no class 11/27) Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy — virtually — as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc. 
    Class size is limited, so please register by 9/16 for the first 6 week course. Suggested fee $30, but donations of any amount accepted.