Schedule

Wednesday, February 8
  • 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. 
    No 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.

  • 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. The exercises are specifically for individuals who need additional support or who are recovering from a recent surgery.
    No registration required. Cost: $10/class

  • Yoga Strength Building Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.–noon. An integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. We will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without props.
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.

  • BLOOD DRIVE
    2:00 pm-7:00 pm

    with the American Red Cross Wednesday, February 8, 2:00–7:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center 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.

  • Word Games
    2:30 pm-4:00 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 Wednesday afternoons 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.     

Thursday, February 9
  • No Men's Breakfast Today
    7:00 am-9:00 am

    Once 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. Contact Tim McCullough at cubnut5@aol.com. Suggested donation: $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. 
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • 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.  For questions, reach out to Diane Burgess at dianburgess@hotmail.com.
    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. No registration required for in person class.

  • 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. This is not a class with instruction, but rather a practice for students familiar with the form.    
    No fee. No registration required.

  • Play Reading
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm

    with Sue Foley and Wally Gates
    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.  
    Cost: Free.  

  • The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    This presentation will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others. Learn about next steps to take, including talking to your doctor. The program will last about 30 minutes and will be followed with time for Q&A.
    Cost: Free. Registration by Tuesday, February 7. 

Friday, February 10
  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:15 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 
    You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling to Italy and ordering a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is for you! Join Nicole Librandi as you begin your study of Italian—and have fun along the way! 
    Dates:  1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 
    Cost:  $48 for the 6-week session.
    Registration by January 17.

  • Coffee & Canvas–“Heart Art”
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    with Sherry Senior
    Unlike traditional Paint & Sips, this “Coff ee & Canvas” will allow you to explore and create your own unique painting. But don’t worry—there will be plenty of inspiration. No prior painting experience needed. All materials included. Class limit of 12.
    Register and payment by Wednesday, February 8.
    Cost: $25 / Registration & payment required to hold your space.

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko, Carol Miklos, Carol Pepin & Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • Canasta
    12:30 pm-2:30 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.

Saturday, February 11
  • Backgammon League
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon Backgammon league, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

    No fee.

Monday, February 13
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 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

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:15 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. 

  • 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. The exercises are specifically for individuals who need additional support or who are recovering from a recent surgery.
    No registration required. 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, and improving mobility, balance, and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.  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

    Tomato and red pepper soup
    Individual Quiche
    Light green salad
    Valentine Cookies

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tuesday, February 14
  • 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 in Winter
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join Lynn Cummings in this 6-session class where we will explore a variety of topics from "painting whites" and winter wildlife, to details we may want to add to paintings, like insects, bubbles, water droplets, and other subject matter. Materials list will be sent to those registered by February 2nd. 

    Cost: $240 / Registration & payment by February 2.

  • Spanish Conversation
    10:30 am-11:30 am

     ?Hablas espanol? We will meet weekly and at each session one member of the group will announce the topic of conversation for the following week. Come join our group for conversation in Spanish. Questions? Contact Bernice Wesseling at Bernice.Wesseling@uvm.edu.

    Cost: Free 

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko, Carol Miklos, Carol Pepin & Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • 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.

  • Backgammon League
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon Backgammon league, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

    No fee.

Wednesday, February 15
  • 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. 
    No 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.

  • 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. The exercises are specifically for individuals who need additional support or who are recovering from a recent surgery.
    No registration required. Cost: $10/class

  • Snowshoe Expedition
    10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Let's snowshoe! Weather permitting, we will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the winter months. The outings will be approximately two hours with locations to be determined on trails around Charlotte and neighboring towns. Bring your own equipment, snacks and water. We are also looking for some trip leaders. 
    To register or indicate your interest in leading a snowshoeing trip, contact Susan Hyde at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com.

    Cost: Free / Registration Required. 

  • Yoga Strength Building Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.–noon. An integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. We will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without props.
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.

  • Library Books on your Kindle!
    11:30 am-12:30 pm

    Learn how you can read library ebooks for free on your Kindle. Join us at the Senior Center where Tech Librarian, Susanna Kahn, will walk you through the process of fi nding, checking out and sending ebook titles to your Kindle. Detailed instructions provided. 
    Cost: Free / Registration required. 

  • James Bond Wednesdays
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Join us for some James Bond 007 espionage as we return to some of the old spy movies based on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming. The movie titles will be available in our email newsletters and at the Senior Center.
    Cost: Free / No registration required.

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

    with Margaret Woodruff
    Join Library Director Margaret Woodruff to share and discuss short stories old and new. This group meets on the first and third Wednesdays and 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. 

    Cost: Free. Register at the Charlotte Library. 

  • Word Games
    2:30 pm-4:00 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 Wednesday afternoons 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.     

  • Beginner Guitar II
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Dates: 2/15, 2/22, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 There will be no class on 3/1. 
    Interested in learning guitar? This class on Wednesday evenings is for those who have a basic understanding of beginner guitar. If you have questions about whether this class would be appropriate for your specific skill level, please reach out to John Creech at sonjohncreech@gmail.com. 
    Cost: $75 / Registration required by Friday, February 10.

Thursday, February 16
  • 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. 
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • 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.  For questions, reach out to Diane Burgess at dianburgess@hotmail.com.
    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. No registration required for in person class.

  • 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. This is not a class with instruction, but rather a practice for students familiar with the form.    
    No fee. No registration required.

Friday, February 17
  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:15 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 
    You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling to Italy and ordering a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is for you! Join Nicole Librandi as you begin your study of Italian—and have fun along the way! 
    Dates:  1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 
    Cost:  $48 for the 6-week session.
    Registration by January 17.

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko, Carol Miklos, Carol Pepin & Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • Canasta
    12:30 pm-2:30 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.

Saturday, February 18
  • Backgammon League
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon Backgammon league, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

    No fee.

Monday, February 20
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 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

  • No Essentrics® Today
    8:30 am-9:15 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. 

  • 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. The exercises are specifically for individuals who need additional support or who are recovering from a recent surgery.
    No registration required. 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, and improving mobility, balance, and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.  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

    Macaroni & Cheese
    Salad
    Warm Bread
    Hot caramel icecream sundays

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tuesday, February 21
  • 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 in Winter
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join Lynn Cummings in this 6-session class where we will explore a variety of topics from "painting whites" and winter wildlife, to details we may want to add to paintings, like insects, bubbles, water droplets, and other subject matter. Materials list will be sent to those registered by February 2nd. 

    Cost: $240 / Registration & payment by February 2.

  • Spanish Conversation
    10:30 am-11:30 am

     ?Hablas espanol? We will meet weekly and at each session one member of the group will announce the topic of conversation for the following week. Come join our group for conversation in Spanish. Questions? Contact Bernice Wesseling at Bernice.Wesseling@uvm.edu.

    Cost: Free 

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko, Carol Miklos, Carol Pepin & Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • 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.

  • Backgammon League
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon Backgammon league, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

    No fee.

Wednesday, February 22
  • 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. 
    No 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.

  • 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. The exercises are specifically for individuals who need additional support or who are recovering from a recent surgery.
    No registration required. Cost: $10/class

  • Yoga Strength Building Practice
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Heidi Kvasnak Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.–noon. An integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. We will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without props.
    Cost: $10/class. No registration required.

  • James Bond Wednesdays
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Join us for some James Bond 007 espionage as we return to some of the old spy movies based on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming. The movie titles will be available in our email newsletters and at the Senior Center.
    Cost: Free / No registration required.

  • Word Games
    2:30 pm-4:00 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 Wednesday afternoons 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.     

  • Beginner Guitar II
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Dates: 2/15, 2/22, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 There will be no class on 3/1. 
    Interested in learning guitar? This class on Wednesday evenings is for those who have a basic understanding of beginner guitar. If you have questions about whether this class would be appropriate for your specific skill level, please reach out to John Creech at sonjohncreech@gmail.com. 
    Cost: $75 / Registration required by Friday, February 10.

Thursday, February 23
  • 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. 
    Cost: $8/class. No registration required.

  • 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.  For questions, reach out to Diane Burgess at dianburgess@hotmail.com.
    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. No registration required for in person class.

  • 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. This is not a class with instruction, but rather a practice for students familiar with the form.    
    No fee. No registration required.

Friday, February 24
  • Essentrics®
    9:30 am-10:15 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 
    You’ve never studied Italian? Do you dream of traveling to Italy and ordering a cappuccino in a sun-drenched piazza? Feeling tongue-tied? Then this class is for you! Join Nicole Librandi as you begin your study of Italian—and have fun along the way! 
    Dates:  1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 
    Cost:  $48 for the 6-week session.
    Registration by January 17.

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko, Carol Miklos, Carol Pepin & Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • Canasta
    12:30 pm-2:30 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.

Saturday, February 25
  • Backgammon League
    2:00 pm-4:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon Backgammon league, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

    No fee.

Monday, February 27
  • Register Age Well Meals
    All day

    provided by Age Well Pick up on Thursdays between 10–11 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

  • Essentrics®
    8:30 am-9:15 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. 

  • 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. The exercises are specifically for individuals who need additional support or who are recovering from a recent surgery.
    No registration required. 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, and improving mobility, balance, and flexibility. Suggestions are given for adapting the practice. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. Suitable for all levels.  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

    To be announced

  • 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. 

  • Chat with Chea
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Bring your questions and concerns for a legislature meet and greet with Chea Waters Evans. Chea is your newly elected Chittenden-5 representative and is interested in hearing from you so she can bring forward your issues in Montpelier.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tuesday, February 28
  • No Pilates Today
    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 in Winter
    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join Lynn Cummings in this 6-session class where we will explore a variety of topics from "painting whites" and winter wildlife, to details we may want to add to paintings, like insects, bubbles, water droplets, and other subject matter. Materials list will be sent to those registered by February 2nd. 

    Cost: $240 / Registration & payment by February 2.

  • Spanish Conversation
    10:30 am-11:30 am

     ?Hablas espanol? We will meet weekly and at each session one member of the group will announce the topic of conversation for the following week. Come join our group for conversation in Spanish. Questions? Contact Bernice Wesseling at Bernice.Wesseling@uvm.edu.

    Cost: Free 

  • Bone Builders
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    with Katie Franko, Carol Miklos, Carol Pepin & Mary Van Vleck 
    RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact, weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching.
    Cost: Free.   No pre-registration required, but there will be paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program. 

  • 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.

  • Backgammon League
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm

    with Jonathan Hart
    Ongoing.  

    Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon Backgammon league, please contact Jonathan at jonathanhart1@gmail.com.

    No fee.