Senior Center News

By Mary Recchia | Contributor

Please look for the Winter Program of events and activities in the next issue of The Charlotte News. Until then, here are a few activities to finish up the fall season.

The November Art Exhibit will display works from Katra Kindar, a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Her watercolor paintings have been in numerous group and solo shows in Vermont and France. The light, shadow and colors of the world around her and the “divinity of the ordinary” are always present in her art. She continues to be inspired by the work of her teachers Susan Abbott and Sean Callahan.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, we will be showing the final 2015 Documentary Feature Oscar Nominee, The Salt of the Earth, from 1–3 p.m. Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado has traveled the world creating images of great visual beauty from captured moments of human hardship and suffering. Often working in conjunction with Doctors Without Borders, Salgado has turned his lens on many of the modern world’s most desperate and forgotten inhabitants. Registration required. No fee.

Join Hank Kaestner on Wednesday, Nov. 18, for our last Birding Expedition of the year. As we close in on our goal to record 100 species of birds in one year (96 and counting) we hope you can meet us at the center a little before 9 a.m. so we can carpool together to the location Hank has scouted to find the last four. Please register for this event so if we have to change the date due to bird migration or weather, we can call you. No fee.

From left: Claire Rivers, Susan Hyde, Marty Morrissey (leader) and Lisa Kiley on the last fall hike on Blueberry Ridge in Essex Jct. In total, the fall hikes included over 20 folks out on the trails with Marty.  Photos: Jim Hyde

From left: Claire Rivers, Susan Hyde, Marty Morrissey (leader) and Lisa Kiley on the last fall hike on Blueberry Ridge in Essex Jct. In total, the fall hikes included over 20 folks out on the trails with Marty.
Photos: Jim Hyde

Challenge your brain! With an eye toward speaking and understanding the language better, our French Conversation Group comes together to “chat” about the week’s activities or interests with a goal of improving fluency through listening and speaking. A fun, no-pressure way to meet some new folks, sharpen your mind and practice your French every Wednesday morning from 10:30–11:30 a.m. No fee.

The Friday Morning Art Group, an informal get-together of artists pursuing their creativity and discussing all manner of art topics and techniques, offers a chance to work on your own with the possibility of sharing knowledge and skill with other people. Every Friday morning from 10 a.m.–noon you are invited to bring whatever you are working on and enjoy the give and take of ideas and encouragement that the group has to offer. No fee.

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

Wednesdays beginning at 1 p.m. No registration or fee.

Nov. 11: A Veterans Day celebration with Dan Cole

Charlotte Historical Society President Dan Cole has put together a special Veterans Day celebration with an emphasis on why local veterans chose to enlist and what their service meant to them. This is an open invitation to all town veterans, and we plan to have all branches of service represented. In keeping with the Veteran’s Administration guidelines to honor all veterans, there will be a wreath laying at the newly moved monument on the Town Green after the program. Not to be missed!

Nov. 18: A traditional Thanksgiving dinner

Our weekly senior luncheon will be transformed into a spectacular traditional Thanksgiving dinner serving a “down-home” turkey supper. Accepting reservations beginning Nov. 1 with dinner service beginning at noon on Nov. 18. Limit 100.

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