Senior Center News


Shanley Hinge and Val Lebensohn distributing the Charlotte News.

By Mary Recchia | Contributor

Please look for our new Spring Program of activities in this issue of The Charlotte News. A few early offerings are highlighted below.

Let’s Just Sing! with Carlanne Herzog and Orchard Corl on Thursday afternoons from 1–2. Session I: March 3, 10, 17. Session II: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19. Whether you have sung for years or quietly sing to yourself in the shower, choose whatever excuse you need to come join the fun. We will choose familiar tunes to lift your spirits, song sheets will be provided, and we hope to impart the simple joy of singing. Come when you can and sing yourself happy! Registration required, no fee.

And The Oscar Goes To .  .  . Walk the red carpet on Friday, Feb. 26, into a vintage movie theater for a special screening of one of the 2016 Oscar-nominated films. Veteran actor Sean Moran will assume the role of MC, and the “stage” will be set as an old-fashioned Hollywood movie theater brimming with snacks and libations of days gone by.  With the Oscar ceremony only two days away, all are welcome to our Hollywood event hosted by the Play Reading group beginning at 1 p.m. While black tie is optional, we hope you will come “dressed to impress.” After all, it is the Oscars! Registration required, suggested donation: $5 for refreshments.


Yang Tai Chi Chaun with John Creech meets every Thursday from 10–11.

Several of the “other” 2015 Oscar nominated films that are our privilege to show can be viewed on Friday afternoons March 4, 11, and 18 from 1–3:30 p.m. Please call the Center for a list of the films. Registration required, no fee.

 Beginning Spanish returns with Bernice Wesseling on Tuesday mornings from 10 to  11, March 8 to May 24. Let’s get into Spanish! We will read simple (1/2 page) selections, do some exercises and have conversation. No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Registration required, limit 14, fee: $15 for textbook.

A new offering with Sabina Evarts, Exploring Methods of Writing Prose, will take place on Fridays from 1–3 p.m.  Dates: March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 13, 27. Let’s write it out! Here’s your chance to express in writing whatever your passion is—fictional stories, the “story of you,” factual, humorous, poignant, entertaining pieces. We’ll cover the mechanics of writing and expressing your thoughts; you’ll set goals and share your work as a group. Currently writing stories and poetry herself, Sabina has been a high school English teacher and has been published in a number of poetry magazines and in the Vermont Writers collection. Please call Sabina at 985-4099 if you have any questions.  Registration required, no fee.

Join Susanna Kahn, Charlotte Tech Librarian, for a workshop titled Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone on Monday, March 14, from 1:30–3 p.m. In this hands-on workshop, Susanna will show you helpful apps, search and organization techniques, quick ways to connect to Wi-Fi, camera and photo tips, battery saving tricks and more! Please bring your iPhone and your Apple i.d. information. Registration required, no fee.


The Friday Morning Art Group with Sabina Evarts, Nancy Nelson, Frank Califano, Becky Kennedy and Judy Peabody.

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.

3/2: EGYPT with Judy Tuttle 

Through stunning photos, Judy will take you down the Nile River by boat after showing off Old Cairo and Giza among other antiquities. She will also show photos of life along the river, her visit to Aswan marketplace, a ride in a felucca to Kitchener Island and her flight over the Sahara en route to Abu Simbel. Included will be the temples at Edfu and Aswan and a side trip to Alexandria.

3/9: BEING MORTAL with Magaret Woodruff and Alice Outwater

Join library director Margaret Woodruff and Alice Outwater, Ph.D., for an introduction to Atul Gawande’s provactive book, Being Mortal.  Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end. We will look at reviews and comments and then hope you will join us for a four-week discussion series beginning March 21.