Senior Center News

The Fall Tea Luncheon with Liz Fotouhi was a great success — with tea, of course, and an exceptional spread of sweet and savory treats. Photo by Matt Fotouhi.

Popular, ongoing programs at the Senior Center range from Duplicate Bridge on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., to Mah Jong on Tuesdays from 12:45 p.m. to 4:00  p.m., Spanish Conversation on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon and Strength Maintenance on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

Don’t miss the Monday Munch lunches, served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., featuring homemade soup, salad and dessert—reservations not required. Our special Wednesday lunches are served at noon, and reservations can be made by calling the Center at (802) 425-6345.

Many thanks to the energetic CCS middle-school students (and their parent volunteers) who undertook fall cleanup jobs for the Senior Center, raking leaves, cleaning up garden beds and putting away deck furniture, and for a local senior, helping prepare garden beds for winter.

Art Exhibit
This month’s the walls of the Center’s foyer and Great Room are filled with acrylic and pastel paintings by Michael Strauss. Strauss, an emeritus UVM chemistry professor whose studio is in South Burlington, pairs each painting with the poem that inspired it. He includes the relevant poems in the exhibit handout. For more information on Strauss go to his website,

Upcoming holiday events
Nov. 29, Annual Tree Decorating at 1:00 p.m. Join us to decorate our large tree with our collection of hand-made ornaments and enjoy Christmas music with Carlanne Herzog at the piano and Dorrice Hammer leading the singing. What better way to get in the holiday mood!

Dec. 6, A Cello Quartet for the Holidays with Judy Chaves, 1:00 p.m.
You will delight in the three- and four-part harmonies of this small cello choir as members play traditional holiday carols from England, France, Spain and the United States. Some will be familiar (and you can sing along) and some not so familiar—but all are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.

Dec. 13, CCS Musical Program, 1:00 p.m. A group of CCS students will present a musical program at the Center after the Wednesday lunch.

Look for the Center’s winter schedule of courses and events—December through February—in the Nov. 29 issue of The Charlotte News. The travelogue series returns on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. along with several programs co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library.

The Senior Center will be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, and on Friday, Nov. 24.

Winter closing reminder
If you’re unsure if the Senior Center is closed due to weather, we follow the Champlain Valley School District (CSVD) school closings. You will find these posted on local TV and radio stations as well as at

Monday Menus
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 20
Moroccan lentil soup, caesar salad, pumpkin bundt cake
Nov. 27
Pumpkin curry soup, greens with cranberries, applesauce cake

Wednesday Menus
Noon to 1 p.m.
Nov. 22
Sloppy Joes, carrot salad, homemade dessert
Nov. 29
Chile rellenos casserole, southwest bean salad, homemade dessert