Mary Recchia, Activities Director | Contributor
Our August Art Exhibit will feature works by John Calcagni. A resident of Charlotte since 1974, John taught math at Burlington High School for 35 years. Upon retiring in 2000, he decided to pursue a lifelong interest in painting. Starting with pastels and later being intrigued with watercolors, he now paints in watercolor both here in Vermont and while wintering in Florida.
Our 10th annual Charlotte Senior Center Community Art Show, will hang in the Great Room for the month of September and is open to all “creative spirits” in our community, 50 years or older. Registration forms with specific details are on the table in the front foyer with a deadline for submission of August 21. As always, there will be a reception for the artists, friends and relatives on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m.
The center is pleased to host the American Red Cross Blood Drive for this much needed community event on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 2 – 7 p.m. The comfortable atmosphere and great snacks make giving the “Gift of Life” at this site most pleasurable.
Are You Ready for an Active Summer? Ginger Lambert continues this energetic fitness class on Fridays from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Using timed intervals and a series of stations, this class will incorporate body weight, light weights and other cardio/strength building tools to boost strength, cardiovascular fitness, agility and flexibility. Some active games will be included to make this a fun and interesting workout. Joint and ligament issues will be taken into account. Every exercise can be modified for any ability or level of fitness. If you have been looking for a class that challenges you but doesn’t leave you in the dust, then this is for you. Registration required. Fee: $10/class.
Tai Chi with John Creech continues all summer on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Yes, you can learn the true Yang family style of tai chi famous for its myriad benefits to health and wellbeing. The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance and strengthen core muscles. Practitioners cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, increased energy level and a real sense of confidence and presence. John has been studying and practicing tai chi for 10 years and invites you to come learn and practice together. Fee: $7/class.
New sessions of our old favorites, Pilates, Chair Yoga and Gentle Yoga also continue for the month of August. Not sure which one is right for you? Come try a class to be sure.
We hope you can join us to celebrate the lazy, hazy days of summer at our Annual BBQ on Friday, Aug. 21. Bring your family and friends for a great time. Rain or shine the party will begin with appetizers at 5 p.m. and dinner “hot off the grill” at 6 p.m. Registration required. Fee: $12/person.
The Café Menu
Monday, August 3
Orzo salad with garbanzos, tomatoes and pepperoni
Wednesday, August 5
Shrimp and sausage kebabs
Fresh pea salad with ginger & miso vinaigrette
Birthday cake and ice cream
Monday, August 10
Corn and bean salad
Lemon mousse with blueberries
Wednesday, August 12
Hearty chopped ham and cantaloupe salad
Senior luncheons are held every Wednesday at noon; reservations are necessary in advance and can be made by calling the Senior Center at 425-6345. Reservations are not required for the Monday Munch; a $4 donation is requested.