Go Nuts for Girl Scouts this Fall!

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 12:00 am

Just in time for the holidays, Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Troops are selling nuts, chocolates, magazines and photo keepsakes Sept. 19th through December 1st to help fund service projects and activities.  Dark chocolate penguins, butter toasted peanuts, subscriptions to your favorite magazines and more are available for you or to donate to military units overseas through their Share Program.  To find a troop near you, call 540-777-5105 or visit


Virginia Quilt Museum Exhibit

Tuesday, October 13th 2015 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street

The Virginia Quilt Museum is pleased to announce two new exhibits at the museum in Harrisonburg; “Caryl Bryer Fallert Gentry’s 30 Quilts for 30 Years” and “100 Years of Quilts – the Unger Familty”.  The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 4 and is celebrating their 20th season.  For more information, visit them online at vaquilt or call 540-830-1896.


Extended Hours for Loaves & Fishes Food Panty

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry Inc.
2050 Lambs Road

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry Inc. is adding more hours through the holiday season. Additional food distribution hours for the remainder of November and December are Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  The goal with the additional hours are to reduce wait times and make up for the days closed during the holidays.  For more information, click here or call 434-996-7868.

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Mason’s Toy Box and the Jefferson Theater

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 12:00 am
at The Jefferson Theater
110 E Main St.

…making the holiday’s brighter for children.

Start your holiday season off on a charitable foot – while you enjoy live music! Donate an unwrapped gift when you attend a show at the Jefferson Theater from November 25th through December 5th and Mason’s Toy Box will take your donations to benefit the pediatric patients at the UVA Children’s Hospital.
Mason’s Toy Box lends support to families engaged in pediatric medical life-altering struggle by offering gifts to hospitalized children and relief to families facing overwhelming burdens.


The Santa Fund with WINA

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Santa Fund was established in 1894 by James H. Lindsey, founding publisher of The Daily Progress, and is an annual collaborative effort between The Daily ProgressWINA 1070 AM and the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area to raise funds for clothing, shoes, medicine and other essentials for needy school children in our community.

Fund distribution is coordinated by school representatives in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange Counties who help identify children with needs.

You can help support this worthwhile cause by clicking here with your donation.  Or, mail your donation to:
Santa Fund
806 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

For more information please contact Lisa Frazier at 434.972.1712.


Take Thyme for Women’s Health Dinner and Silent Auction

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
at Keswick Hall
701 Club Drive

Women’s Health Virginia’s annual autumn dinner is an unusual culinary evening, with four chefs each preparing a course for the dinner, and four local vineyards pairing wines with their creations. The evening includes a silent auction with merchandise, services, entertainment, artwork, and more from local and national contributors. Proceeds support WHV’s education and research programs.

Tickets for the dinner are $100-$500 (includes varied donations)

Reservations online, by mail or by phone. Advance reservations are required.

For more information about the event and reservations, CLICK HERE or call 434-220-4500


Fall 2015 Dance Concert

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Culbreth Theatre
109 Culbreth Rd

The U.Va. Department of Drama presents the Fall 2015 Dance Concert in the Culbreth Theatre December 3-5 at 8pm.

The Dance Program’s Fall Concert showcases student, faculty, and guest choreographer’s work in pieces set on student dancers many of whom are pursuing a Dance Minor at U.Va.  Don’t miss this wonderful showcase of their talent!

Tickets are on sale now and may be acquired at the U.Va. Arts Box Office Mon-Fri from noon-5pm, by phone at (434) 924-3376, or online at Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, U.Va. faculty and staff, and members of the U.Va. Alumni Association, and $5.00 for students/children.


Tickets are free in advance for full-time U.Va. Students. Tickets must be acquired 24 hours or more before the performance date.

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Toy Lift

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Toy Lift Charities believe that every child is entitled to a happy and enriched childhood. Our mission is to support local families through volunteerism, community cooperation, morale building, and educational tools. We seek to provide that support through the Toy Lift, and Kids and Cops Holiday Shop.  Drop off locations are extremely convenient and early donations are being accepted now!  

2015 Toy Lift Collection Sites and Times:
Fashion Square Mall 7AM – 8PM
City Hall Plaza (nTelos Wireless Pavilion) 8AM – 7PM
Union Bank (Pantops) 7AM – 7PM
Old Trail Village Center (Crozet) 7AM – 7PM
Food Lion Plaza (Fluvanna) 7AM – 8PM
Ruckersville Walmart (Greene) 8AM – 8PM

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Waynesboro Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 5th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Downtown Waynesboro
W. Main Street

‘Tis the Season!  Parade Season!  Mark your calendars for the Waynesboro Christmas Parade Saturday, December 5th.  Applications are now being accepted for the parade but only through November 13th at 5pm.  This year’s theme is “Frozen Fantasy”. The parade starts at 6pm and runs down Main Street, Waynesboro.  Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this beloved tradition!  For more information, call Waynesboro Parks and Recreation at 540-942-6735.

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Silver Lining Blood Drive – Sign Up Today

Sunday, December 6th 2015 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
at St. Anne’s-Belfield School
2132 Ivy Rd

Don’t miss your chance to give blood and save lives with the 5th Annual Tailgate and Donate Blood Drive Sunday, December 6th, sponsored by the STAB Athletic Boosters, the event will be held from 9am to 6pm at St. Anne’s – Belfield School’s Greenfield Rise Campus Student Activity Center on Ivy Road.  With its NFL party theme, everyone is invited to Tailgate and Donate!  Chef Ryan Hubbard from Red Hub Food Co. will be serving delicious breakfast while Chef Walter Slawski from The Shebeen and The Catering Outfit will be serving made to order lunch.  Enjoy free food, a free massage, games and of course, football on the big screens.

The drive was established in honor of the late Becky Silver, a school parent lost to leukemia in 2011.

Check your eligibility to donate today with Virginia Blood Services by clicking here.

To sign up to donate, email or visit their Facebook Page – Silver Lining Blood Drive. 

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