Inserted in this November 29th issue of The Charlotte News you’ll find the Center’s Winter Schedule, which details programs and events from December through February.

New sessions of exercise favorites begin next week: Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Fitness at Any Age, and Pilates. You’ll find schedules and fees in the printed program. As always, you are welcome to come in and try a class to see if it’s the one for you. You can register for classes by calling the Center at 425-6345, by mail at P.O Box 207, Charlotte, VT 05445, or by coming in to sign up in person.
And don’t miss the variety of ongoing offerings at the Center—among these are Tai Chi Practice, Strength Maintenance, Spanish Conversation, Friday Morning Art Group, Bridge and Mah Jong.
The Men’s Breakfast group meets twice a month, and the next meeting is Dec. 14. Please register by Tuesday, Dec. 12. Join the group for breakfast and conversation, 7:30–9 a.m. Suggestion donation: $5.
Art Exhibit: Quilts crafted by Champlain Valley Quilt Guild quilters will be on display from December through January. The theme for the guild’s 2017 challenge quilt is “From Darkness to Light.” This comes from a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” Be sure to stop by to admire the various ways the quilters have interpreted this theme.
Upcoming Wednesday events
Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.: A Cello Quartet for the Holidays with Judy Chaves. Come enjoy traditional holiday carols from England, France, Spain and the United States played in three- and four-part harmony. Some you will know and can sing along; enjoy others that may not be so familiar. This is a lovely way to ease into a holiday mood.
Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. Wrapping up a Good Read: Favorite Gift Selections from the Charlotte Library Staff. In a rapid-review session Georgia Edwards, Cheryl Sloan and Margaret Woodruff will present their favorites for this holiday season, giving a brief synopsis of books to delight all ages from kids to seniors—something for everyone on your list! Enjoy refreshments and browse copies of the books reviewed. You can choose to purchase copies made available at the review session by the Flying Pig bookstore and will have a review list to take home.
Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. CCS Musical Program. Join us to welcome a group of Charlotte Central School students who will entertain us with a seasonal music program.
The next Red Cross Blood Drive hosted by the Center is scheduled for Dec. 14 from 2 to 7 p.m. This is a comfortable and convenient venue for donating blood, and the snacks are delicious! What better gift to give at holiday time than the “gift of life.”
Senior Luncheons: Wednesdays at noon: Special senior luncheons are held on Wednesdays. Make your reservations by calling the Senior Center at 425-6345. Suggested donation: $5.
Monday Munch: Mondays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Local cooks vary Monday menus that feature homemade soup (or chef’s choice), salad, bread and special dessert. Suggested donation: $5.

Monday Menus
(Served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Dec. 4
Hearty chili mac soup
Mixed green salad, cornbread
Honey walnut cake

Dec. 11
Turkey & butternut squash soup
Green salad
Apple cake

Wednesday Menus
(Lunch served at noon)
Dec. 6
Cinnamon chicken with
Basmati rice & steamed broccoli
Birthday cake & ice cream

Dec. 13
Zucchini mushroom bake
Roasted red potatoes
Homemade dessert