By Senior Center Staff report

Senior Center’s Winter Schedule out soon
The Winter 2021-22 Schedule (December through February) will be included in the Dec. 2 issue of The Charlotte News. The schedule will be posted on the Center’s website, by Nov. 29, and registration for classes will open then. You can register in person at the Center, by mail, or by phone: 425-6345.

The first Wednesday event of the winter schedule falls on Dec. 1. Join us at 1 p.m. to help decorate the Center’s Christmas tree. Following the tree trimming is a hands-on session at 1:30 on how to make holiday caramel corn, a special holiday treat.

In the same spirit, don’t miss Wrap up a Good Read, the library staff’s annual review of notable books, on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m.—you’ll come away with a helpful list of book gift suggestions for all ages. Books available to purchase at the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne.

Lunch schedule
The next Monday lunch will be on Nov. 29 from 11:30–12:30. Suggested donation is still just $5. Our café is spacious and airy. Take-out may be requested.

Nov. 29 Menu
Chili and cornbread, salad, chocolate cake

Menus are also posted on the CSC website.

Blood drive
The next American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Dec. 9 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. If you wish to donate blood, please visit the Red Cross website, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to sign up. Covid health protocols will be followed for the safety of those participating in this event.

Ongoing exercise classes
You’re invited to come and check out a class one time—for no charge. Exercise classes take place in our spacious Great Room and are ongoing throughout the year; you can join at any time. Some courses use chairs, others use mats, some use weights. There is something for everyone. And you may check out several different classes. Stop by and fill out an address form. You are always welcome to call with questions or stop in.

You can find the course descriptions on the Center website. Register in person or by phone at 425-6345.
Chair Yoga – Mon., 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga – Mon., 11 a.m.
Pilates Plus – Tues., 8:30 a.m.
Strength Maintenance – Tues. & Fri., 11 a.m.
Essentrics – Wed. – 8:30 a.m.
Chair Yoga – Wed., 10 a.m. – NEW
Pilates – Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
T’ai Chi for Beginners – Thurs., 10 a.m. (now back on Zoom)
T’ai Chi Advanced – Thurs., 11 a.m.
Essentrics – Fri. – 9:30 am.
Meditation – Fri. – 7:30 a.m. – NEW

Please note that the Center will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m.

Art news

The November art exhibit
Jonathan Silverman’s “Visual Dancing: The Interplay between Intent and Spontaneity” is still on display this month. His artwork ranges from landscape and abstract watercolors and pastels to functional and non-functional pottery inspired by Japanese aesthetics. His work explores juxtapositions of color, balance, form and movement that illustrate the dance between intent and spontaneity. The best times to see the exhibit are: Tues. & Wed. 2:30-4 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 12:30-4 p.m. Please call to check for other days/times.

About volunteering
Interested in volunteering? This is a great opportunity to meet other people, make new friends and to be part of our community. There’s a special spot for you—whether you are available once a month for a couple of hours, or on a weekly basis. Contribute your ideas for courses or activities, or perhaps lead a group. Stop in to find out more.

Notes on masks
If you’d like to visit or join an activity, there are some mask requirements to keep in mind. Plus, some activities, like bridge and Mahjong, are requiring participants be fully vaccinated because these take place over long periods of time and in close proximity. Please do call to check if you want to join a new activity.
Here is where things are now at the Senior Center:
If you are…
Fully vaccinated: No mask required—but strongly encouraged. Social distancing advised.
Not vaccinated: Mask required. Social distancing required (6 feet).
Not vaccinated and not wearing a mask (for any reason): Kindly do not plan to visit at this time. We ask that you come back after the mask guidance for the Senior Center is updated.

Questions? New to the area? Thinking about volunteering?
Stop in and say hello—we love to show people around. We are located at 212 Ferry Road in Charlotte, across from the Post Office. Hours are Monday to Friday from 9 to 4. Or give us a call us at 425-6345. Residents from other communities are always welcome. Our mission is to serve those over 50.

To learn more about the Senior Center, other courses, and upcoming Monday menus, please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you soon!