Senior Center News

By Mary Recchia | Contributor

Shirley Galliher of Richmond helps to prepare fudge and popcorn balls for the annual Halloween effort. The Senior Center gets around 400 trick-or-treaters each year. Photo: Courtesy

Shirley Galliher of Richmond helps to prepare fudge and popcorn balls for the annual Halloween effort. The Senior Center gets around 400 trick-or-treaters each year. Photo: Courtesy

The October art exhibit features original quilts and works in fiber by Vermont fiber artists Hope Johnson of Vermont Quilt Bee, Joanne Guillemette, Nancy Hayden, Angela Miller and Linda Lazarowski. The Vermont Quilt Bee and Friends, with a theme of “Fiber Art that Celebrates the World of Pollinators,” share an interest in the natural world and an appreciation of the importance of pollinators in our environment.

Yes, you can learn the true Yang Family style of tai chi famous for its myriad benefits to health and well-being. 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 Creech has been studying and practicing tai chi for over 10 years and invites you to come learn and practice together on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11. Registration necessary. Fee: $42 for six classes.

We will be showing the 2015 documentary feature Oscar nominees on Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 3. From over 100 films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences whittled its choices to 15;  the red carpet was rolled out last February for the final five films. While the outcome is history, you can catch the last three films: Citizenfour on Oct. 27, Finding Vivian Maier on Nov. 3, and The Salt of the Earth on Nov. 10. Registration required. No fee.

Elizabeth Llewellyn returns this fall on Thursday mornings from 10 to11:30 to lead a Drawing with Pen and Ink class on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19. Ink is a wonderfully flexible drawing medium that has been popular for centuries. In this beginner class we will practice the different types of marks that can be applied to paper using ink. Using different texturing techniques—contour lines, parallel lines, cross hatching, stippling and scumbling—students will draw a variety of subjects. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring a sketchbook and ink pen to the first class. Registration necessary. Limit 10. Fee: $75.

Have fun with Pastels! Let your creativity loose as you learn helpful techniques to make colorful paintings with Shirley Reid-Thompson on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3:30. Dates: Oct. 29 and November 5, 12  and 19. The workshop instruction will help you organize the composition and use color to enhance your work. All levels of skill are welcome. We will work from real-life setups except for one afternoon when we will use photographs. Please call Shirley (860-0666) for a materials list.

Registration necessary. Limit 10. Fee: $100.

A collection of lectures, performances and special events showcasing the diverse interests of our community

Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1 p.m. No registration or fee.

Oct. 28: Ethel Atkins fudge fest!

We’ll never know how she made 450 pieces of fudge for the children of Charlotte, but the Senior Center would like to carry on the tradition. Not to be outdone, Mrs. Williams’ best-ever popcorn balls will be in full assembly as well. We will supply the ingredients for you to mix up a batch of fudge at home, and then all are welcome to come around 1 p.m. and spend the afternoon telling stories and wrapping up fudge and popcorn balls for the children.

Nov. 4: Annual meeting with the Friends of the Charlotte Senior Center

This is an opportunity for everyone to become better acquainted with the workings of our organization and to consider how they can become more active as volunteers. An update of our financial position will be given, questions will be answered, and the election of board members will take place. Hope to see you there.