It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!  Now through March 15th Girl Scouts in our community are becoming young entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills and money management.  And for the 2nd year, the Girl Scout Cookie program has gone digital!  Find a Girl Scout or call 540-777-5105 to learn more and place your orders.  Cookies are still $4 a box and help support Girl Scout programs, camps and community service projects.  Click here and show your support to the Girl Scouts.

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Give the Gift of Life!

Give the gift of life!  Join Virginia Blood Services and VDOT Charlottesville Albemarle at VDOT Way in Charlottesville, Thursday, February 11th from 7:30 to 10:30am for a blood drive.  Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.  One donation can help save the lives of 3 people.  Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.  Give the gift of life – the life you save could be your own.

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2016 Quadruplicity Women’s Conference

The 2016 Quadruplicity Women’s Conference is set for Thursday, February 11th and nominations are now open for the Q Award!  The Q Award is presented annually by the Business Women’s Round Table as part of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce; honoring the accomplishments and contributions of many women in the chamber, with the winner being recognized as the Chamber’s Annual Businesswoman.  Nominate a woman, or yourself, who inspires other by exemplifying leadership, success, community service, and who demonstrates support for the Chamber and for other women.  Click here to submit your nomination.  The conference will be held February 11th at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville from 7:45am to 4:30pm and will feature Keynote Speaker Meredith Strohm Gunter of the Weldon Cooper Center along with breakout sessions in career, life, money, and health.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 434-295-2808 or email


“Literacy Volunteers” Celebrates Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers Celebrates Volunteers with a Reading by Anita Royston; writer, publisher, and education consultant specializing in family and community involvement in public education opportunities. The event will be on Saturday, February 13, at 2:30pm in the African American Heritage Center Auditorium at the Jefferson School City Center. Following Royston’s reading will be a brief recognition ceremony, honoring Literacy Volunteers Tutors of the Year for 2015.  This event is free and open to the public.


Focus Talks: Alex Nyerges of the Virginia Fine Arts Museum

Focus Contemporary Art will be hosting a “Focus Talk” with the director of the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, Alex Nyerges. The talk will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Victory Hall Theater at 401 Valley Street in Scottsville. Admission is free.
Nyerges is currently serving his tenth year as the director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at which he is credited with building one of the nation’s greatest and most comprehensive art museums. Having curated VFMA exhibitions for renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston, Nyerges has transformed our community into a cosmopolitan epicenter of great art. In addition to being the director of VFMA, Nyerges is also an artist. In an exhibition entitled “Chasing the Light,” his photography was displayed this past summer at the Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond.

For more information about the “Focus Talk”, call 434-987-2495.


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