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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 12:00 am

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.

Founders Day Celebration

Sunday, February 14th 2016 - 12:00 am
at Zion Union Baptist Church
1015 Preston Ave.

The Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Founder’s Day Celebration will take place Sunday, Feb. 14th @ Zion Union Baptist Church at 1015 Preston Ave. @ 4pm.  The Guest Speaker will be the Rev. Lloyd A. Cosby, Jr.

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Give the Gift of Life!

Sunday, February 14th 2016 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
at UVA Medical Center
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Give the gift of life!  Join Virginia Blood Services at the UVA Medical Center 1st Floor Dining Room in Charlottesville, Sunday, February 14th from 11:00am to 3:00pm 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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DR. JOHN and the Nite Trippers

Sunday, February 14th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
at The Paramount Theater
215 E Main St.

Get your tickets starting this Friday, December 18 at 10am!

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.

A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, which introduced to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. Several of his many career highlights include the masterful album Sun, Moon and Herbs in 1971 which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973’s In the Right Place, which contained the chart hits “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Such A Night.”

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Have a Heart for Horse’s – Hope’s Legacy

Sunday, February 14th 2016 - 6:00 pm
at King Family Vineyard
6550 Roseland Farm

Hope’s Legacy will host “Have a Heart for Horses” Benefit Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, VA. The event will feature dinner by Harvest Moon Catering, drinks, a silent auction and dancing with music by Charlottesville’s favorite super 80’s bluegrass hits machine, Love Canon.

Established in 2008, Hope’s Legacy is a non-profit all-breed rescue working to save horses, mules and donkeys from a variety of situations including, but not limited to: abuse, abandonment, neglect, slaughter. In some cases, owners can no longer care for these animals. Hope’s Legacy steps in to find new, safe homes.

Most recently, the organization has taken on the care of many horses from the Peaceable Farm case in Orange County. Caring for 35 horses, which more than doubles the total number of horses that Hope’s Legacy usually oversees, the rescue is forced to increase its fundraising needs. Looking towards the future, Hope’s Legacy is looking to find and secure property to accommodate their current horses and future rescues.

For tickets and information:

Maya Proulx (434) 531-5688

hopeslegacy@hotmail.com

www.hopeslegacy.com

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Small Business Brands

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at UVA Inn at Darden
100 Darden Blvd

Is a small business brand really that different from a big business brand?

Many of the brand questions that keep a small business owner up at night are the same as those facing a Fortune 500 CEO. Sure, the scope might be a little different, but issues like conviction, consistency, relevancy and activation are shared across companies of all sizes. At our first Cville AMA event of 2016, a leading brand expert will discuss some of the branding strategies that could be useful for your company.

 

About the Speaker: Caley Cantrell, Heads of Communications Strategy at the VCU Brandcenter

Over the course of her advertising career Caley Cantrell (@CaleyCantrell) has worked on a wide range of products across numerous categories. From beauty to banking. Twinkies to telecom; cruise lines, cars and cameras; video games to Homeland Security: she’s “proud to be a generalist!”

Read Caley’s blog.

Watch Caley discuss branding on a shoestring budget.

Tickets:

$15.00 for Central Virginia American Marketing Association members

$25.00 for non-members

$5.00 for students

FREE for Darden School Students

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Piedmont Landscape Association 33rd Annual Seminar

Wednesday, February 17th 2016 - All Day

Piedmont Landscape Association invites you to attend our 33rd Annual Seminar on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville. Our speakers this year feature landscape architect and author, Claudia West, speaking on “Planting in a Post-Wild World”; professor and Ted-talk guru, Dr. Dennis VanEngelsdorp, speaking on honeybee colony collapse; and renowned international plantsman, Tony Avent, of Plant Delights in Raleigh, NC, speaking on  shade plants. Continuing education credits are available for VNLA, VSLD, ISA, and ASLA.

Many LOCAL businesses have contributed door prizes to be awarded beginning at 4:30 PM the day of the seminar.  You must be present to win.

You can learn more about this event through the PLA’s website www.piedmontlandscape.org. Registration is provided by the Paramount (www.theparamount.net).

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Charlottesville International Folk Dancers

Wednesday, February 17th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Senior Center Inc
1180 Pepsi Pl

Many folks are turning to folk dancing as an alternative to jogging or exercise class to get in shape and the Charlottesville International Folk Dancers encourages everyone to join them Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at the Senior Center at 1180 Pepsi Place for an evening of fun.  The evening is for beginners and sure to get you moving.  For more information, call 540-456-8176.

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Give the Gift of Life!

Friday, February 19th 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at UVA Clark Hall
UVA Clark Hall

Give the gift of life!  Join Virginia Blood Services at UVA Clark Hall in Charlottesville, Friday, February 19th from noon to 4pm 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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VAIL Arctic Dip

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 12:00 am
at Shenandoah Acres Family Campground
348 Lake Rd

Register now and start raising pledges for the 2nd Annual VAIL Arctic Dip at Shenandoah Acres Family Campground, Saturday February 20th at 1pm.  Registration is $25 and proceeds go to benefit independent living center, VAIL – serving people with disabilities in the valley since 1988. There will be warm beverages, a toasty bonfire, a food truck and prizes for the top fundraisers.  For more information, call 540-271-8867.

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