Senior Center News

Please look for the new Fall Program of activities and events as an insert in this issue of The Charlotte News. As our building project continues to its final phase, we will be offering our basic programing for the early weeks of September. Join us for our delicious lunches, yoga, bridge, strength maintenance, Spanish conversation, mah jong, Pilates, tai chi, fitness and Friday morning art. For specific days and times, do call or stop in to chat about the possibilities. Here are a few other highlights to usher in the cooler temperatures.

News from the Charlotte Library

Thursdays, beginning September 8, 3:15 p.m.. Coding Club @ the Library. Art. Design. Coding with Scratch. Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world! No previous computer experience is necessary. 4th grade and up. Registration required.

Drawing from life

A crowd of children gathered at The Charlotte Library on Aug. 30 to get their first look at Liza Woodruff’s newest book, Emerson Barks. The renowned illustrator of 23 works can finally add the title “author” to her curriculum vitae, thus realizing one of her long-time goals. “I love bringing other people’s words to life on the page,” she said, “but I’ve always wanted to write my own stories to illustrate, too.”

Senior Center News

The September Art Exhibit will be an intergenerational show of works by Shirley Galliher and her son, John Walton. You can meet the artists and talk about their work after the luncheon on September 7 beginning at 1 p.m.

Much ado about a lot

On July 12, the dilapidated structure at 1012 Flat Rock Road on Thompson’s Point sat decaying while the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) denied its owner’s application to demolish and reconstruct it. Originally an outbuilding for the adjacent property, the tumbledown structure sits on lot 128, which was erroneously, illegally subdivided from lot 127 by the Selectboard two years ago.