By Senior Center Staff

Check out the Winter Schedule
You will find the Charlotte Senior Center Winter Schedule (for December through February) inserted in this issue of The Charlotte News. The Winter Schedule has also been posted on the Center website. Registration is now open—you can register in person at the Center, by mail, or by phone at (802) 425-6345.

Almost all Senior Center courses, events and talks are in person. We will post masking and vaccination requirements at the front door and on our website. If you are in doubt, please call (802) 425-6345 before coming in.

Upcoming December events
Wednesday, 12/8, at 1p.m. Wrap up a Good Read
Join Charlotte Library staff for a book show-and-tell session, just in time for holiday shopping. You’ll come away with a helpful list of book gift suggestions for all ages. Books available to purchase at the Flying Pig in Shelburne. This program is co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library.

Thursday, 12/9, 2–7 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive
The Center continues to host Red Cross blood drives. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make your appointment for this drive. Covid health protocols will be followed for the safety of those participating in this event.

Wednesday, 12/15, at 1 p.m. A Suburb with a Soul: Life and death in an intentional community, with Ted Montgomery

Montgomery is an architect, artist and co-founder of Ten Stones on Greenbush Road. He will trace the 50-year history of the creation of this unique neighborhood. Excerpts from his book of the same name will add humorous insights into the trials and tribulations of organizing a new community founded and inspired by dreams of like-minded individuals.

Meals
Monday lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The suggested donation is still only $5. Take-out may be requested.

Monday, Dec. 6
Hearty minestrone, spinach salad, carrot cake

Monday, Dec. 13
Moroccan chicken with butternut squash soup and couscous, green salad, sticky toffee pudding

Gents Breakfast
Thursday, Dec. 9, 7–9 a.m.
Once a month the men gather for breakfast and conversation. Please register by the Tuesday, Dec. 7. Suggested donation is $5.

December Art Exhibit
Kim Senior is the featured artist for December and January. An accomplished painter with an extensive and varied body of work, Kim has been focusing on plein air landscapes painted in oils, which she completes on site. She lives and paints in northern Vermont and is a founding artist at Roadhouse Studios in Shelburne.

The best times to view art are: Tues., Wed. & Thurs. (not 12/9), 2:30-4 p.m. & Fri., 12:30-4 p.m. Call (802) 425-6345 to check for other times.

Ongoing exercise classes
Exercise classes 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. You are welcome to check out a class one time for no charge. 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 website. Register in person or by phone at (802) 425-6345.

Chair Yoga on Mon., 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga – Mon., 11 a.m.
Pilates Plus – Tues., 8:30 a.m.*
Strength Maintenance – Tues. 11 a.m.
Essentrics – Wed. 8:30 a.m.
Chair Yoga – Wed., 10 a.m. – NEW
Mindfulness Meditation, Wed., 2:30 p.m., on Zoom
Pilates – Thurs., 8:30 a.m.*
T’ai Chi for Beginners – Thurs., 10:30 a.m. (now back on Zoom)
T’ai Chi Advanced – Thurs., 11 a.m.
Meditation—Fri., 7:30 a.m. NEW
Essentrics – Fri. 9:30 a.m.
Strength Maintenance – Fri., 11:30 a.m.
*Note that both Pilates classes are hybrid, in person and on Zoom.

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, Charlotte, just across from the post office. Hours are Mon. to Fri. from 9–4. Or give us a call us at (802) 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.