Community

JABA

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 12:00 am

Volunteers are hte heart of JABA. They work with children in the local schools; deliver meals to the homebound and bring music and art into JABA’s Adult Care Centers. And, its volunteers who help make JABA’s resale boutique a shopping treasure, plus so much more. But even JABA’s dedicated volunteers need a break and come summer up to 30 percent leave for vacations and travel. This leaves many vital programs short handed
If you’ve thought about volunteering, JABA could sure use your help. To learn more about JABA’s volunteer opportunities during the summer or throughout the year, please contact Leanne Probst at 817-5272 or visit jabacares.org

Third Thursdays at The Lodge AT Old Trail

Thursday, June 19th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at The Lodge at Old Trail
330 Claremont Lane

A Sensational Summer Series for Third Thursday at The Lodge:

June 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
An Evening with Gene Corrigan.
This is an event not to be missed for local sports fans. Bring your questions for this engaging sports expert and get his perspective on UVA sports today.

July 17, 2014 at 5:30
The Cultural Landscape of Babylon, Iraq: Managing Conflict and Change.
Please join us as Gina Haney, an architectural historian and UVA grad, presents a lecture that will transport you half way around the world and provide a fascinating view of the work being done to preserve history.

August 21, 2014 at 5:30
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
Local chocolate artisan, Tim Gearhart, joins us to share his story of the distinctive and highly regarded chocolates he creates in his flagship store in Charlottesville. Recognized by the New York Times, USA Today, The Today Show and more, this is sure to be a sweet evening at The Lodge.

RSVP to 434-823-9100 or rsvp@lodgeatoldtrail.com

Solarize Charlottesville

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - All Day

Solar power for homes will be easier and more affordable than ever July through September 2014 thanks to Solarize Charlottesville, a grassroots, community-based outreach initiative sponsored by the nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in partnership with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the UVA Community Credit Union.  Solarize Charlottesville is a one-stop-shop for community members to learn more about solar power options for their homes and facilitate the installation and financing of their own project. Through bulk purchasing and free solar site assessments, Solarize Charlottesville puts solar within reach.

The foundation of this program is community participation. When a community decides to rally behind solar, local installers are able to lower their prices. This is a result of bulk purchasing, offset marketing expenses, reduced travel expenses, and the guarantee that solar installation crews will be kept busy. In addition to the reduced price created by Solarize Charlottesville’s economies of scale, LEAP will help participants access a 30% federal tax credit, affordable financing (as low as 0%), and navigate the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) market.

Whether considering solar for increased energy independence, hedging against increased electric utility prices, or cutting carbon emissions, Solarize Charlottesville will be a great place to learn about all the benefits of going solar. For more information view our website: www.solarizecville.org or give us a call at 434-227-4666

*Note, website currently under construction until event launch.

Apply to be a docent at The Fralin!

Monday, July 7th 2014 - All Day

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is currently accepting applications for the volunteer Docent Program. Docents at The Fralin engage visitors of all ages from across the Central Virginia region in conversations about the artwork on view. Interested community members are encouraged to apply by August 18. For more information, contact the Docent Coordinator at 434-243-2050 or email docenteducation@virginia.edu. You can also find out more online at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Third Thursdays at The Lodge at Old Trail

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - All Day at The Lodge at Old Trail
330 Claremont Lane

July 17, 2014 at 5:30
The Cultural Landscape of Babylon, Iraq: Managing Conflict and Change.
Please join us as Gina Haney, an architectural historian and UVA grad, presents a lecture that will transport you half way around the world and provide a fascinating view of the work being done to preserve history.

August 21, 2014 at 5:30
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
Local chocolate artisan, Tim Gearhart, joins us to share his story of the distinctive and highly regarded chocolates he creates in his flagship store in Charlottesville. Recognized by the New York Times, USA Today, The Today Show and more, this is sure to be a sweet evening at The Lodge.

RSVP to 434-823-9100 or rsvp@lodgeatoldtrail.com

Montpelier Seminar “Suffrage in America”

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - All Day at James Madison’s Montpelier
11407 Constitution Hwy

Explore the history of the right to vote in the United States, from the absence of an affirmative right to vote in the Constitution to current debates about election procedures and voter suppression. Lead by Alexander Keyssar, Ph.D., of Harvard Kennedy School. For more information: http://www.montpelier.org/center/programs/educators/montpelier-seminars/suffrage

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Thunder Racing Series Summer Nationals

Friday, July 25th 2014 - All Day at Augusta Expo
277 Expo Rd.

Get your tickets NOW to see monster trucks in action!! 

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Friday’s After Five – 2014 Season

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Join us every Friday for these FREE concerts! 

Walk With A Doc

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 8:00 am - 9:00 am at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Downtown Mall

Starts with a five minute talk on a medical topic and then a 30 minute walk in the Downtown area accompanied by a Medical Doctor to encourage healthy exercise for individuals and families. No charge. Sponsored by the Albemarle County Medical Society.

Peach Festival

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at Carter Mountain Orchard
575 Thomas Jefferson Parkway

Peach Festival

Saturday, July 26 from 9am-6pm

 

Join us as we celebrate the peak of our peach season at the Ol’ Fashioned Peach Festival!  We’ll have games (with lots of great prizes), face painting, contests, hayrides, food, wine tastings, Pick Your Own Peaches, and more. Who will be the new Carter Mountain Orchard Peach Princesses? The Princess Contest begins at 11am (arrive by 10:45am to register) and has 2 age divisions: ages 5 and under, and 6-12. The Pie Eating Contest begins at 2pm with two age divisions; how many pies can you eat in a 2 minutes?!

 

Enjoy hot & fresh peach cider donuts, peach pie, ice cream, kettle corn, cider slushies, and more at the Bakery, or grab a bite to eat at the Mountain Grill for lunch!

Free Admission & Free Parking!

Seminar: Meter and Melody: Thinking About Poetry Forms

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

In this seminar, we will think deeply about what makes poems tick. We will look closely at the meter(s) and rhythms that underlie all English-language poetry. Any poem, bet it a strict sonnet or the wildest free-verse, has the history of meter at its heart, and we’re going to explore that as best we can. There will be writing exercises, discussions of specific forms, and ample time for discussion of poems whose meter makes them sing.

At WriterHouse / 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903 / writerhouse.org / 434-296-1922

Comedy with a Taste of Jazz – Benefit Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at V. Earl Dickinson Building – Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive

What do you get when you place some of the funniest national comedians and some of the most talented jazz musicians into a blender, turn the blender on then pour the contents into a glass? You get a tall glass of the National Comedy with a Taste of Jazz Series with its third show starring national comedian Liz Miele as seen on the Conan O’Brien Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  and Comedy Central. The comedian will also share the stage with jazz greats, The Robert Jospe Experience. This monumental moment for Charlottesville will take place on Saturday, July 26 at the V. Earl Dickinson Main Stage at Piedmont Virginia Community College. This event is a fundraiser for the CA-SPCA.

The company which created the United Nations of Comedy Tour, the National Stand Up Comedy Series and the Squeaky Clean Comedy Tour provides the third installment of the Comedy with a Taste of Jazz Series.

Comedian Liz Miele has performed stand-up on national programs as mentioned, but not only has she been in your living room on the television screen, Liz has toured the country and overseas. She has shared the stage with many of today’s top comedians and made it difficult for even the best to follow her. Her range of comedy is very wide and she has brilliant material for any audience. Although this show is targeting adults, Liz’s content is not raunchy or vulgar.

Robert Jospe has been pegged as one of the best drummers on the east coast. His trio hits hard and delivers a jazz sound unheard of today. Some have stated that Robert Jospe has the ability to appear magical on stage. The event promoter tried to figure out a way to top the first two shows with John D’earth and Art Wheeler. Well, that would be impossible, but the shoes have been filled.

The musicians and comedian will perform two sets each, respectively, so prepare your mind to switch from live jazz to comedy and back again. The V. Earl Dickinson Main Stage was chosen as the host venue because of its acoustically enhanced facility and its convenient location, close in proximity to downtown Charlottesville, interstate 64 and route 20.

Tickets are a low $15 for students, seniors and groups of 15 or more, and only $20 for general admission. Tickets are available at the new Sidetracks Music, Plan 9 Music, or Payne’s Beauty Supply or online at www.UnitedNationsofComedy.com For more information contact 434-825-0650.

Comedy with a Taste of Jazz – Benefit Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at V. Earl Dickinson Building – Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive

What do you get when you place some of the funniest national comedians and some of the most talented jazz musicians into a blender, turn the blender on then pour the contents into a glass? You get a tall glass of the National Comedy with a Taste of Jazz Series with its third show starring national comedian Liz Miele as seen on the Conan O’Brien Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  and Comedy Central. The comedian will also share the stage with jazz greats, The Robert Jospe Experience. This monumental moment for Charlottesville will take place on Saturday, July 26 at the V. Earl Dickinson Main Stage at Piedmont Virginia Community College. This event is a fundraiser for the CA-SPCA.

The company which created the United Nations of Comedy Tour, the National Stand Up Comedy Series and the Squeaky Clean Comedy Tour provides the third installment of the Comedy with a Taste of Jazz Series.

Comedian Liz Miele has performed stand-up on national programs as mentioned, but not only has she been in your living room on the television screen, Liz has toured the country and overseas. She has shared the stage with many of today’s top comedians and made it difficult for even the best to follow her. Her range of comedy is very wide and she has brilliant material for any audience. Although this show is targeting adults, Liz’s content is not raunchy or vulgar.

Robert Jospe has been pegged as one of the best drummers on the east coast. His trio hits hard and delivers a jazz sound unheard of today. Some have stated that Robert Jospe has the ability to appear magical on stage. The event promoter tried to figure out a way to top the first two shows with John D’earth and Art Wheeler. Well, that would be impossible, but the shoes have been filled.

The musicians and comedian will perform two sets each, respectively, so prepare your mind to switch from live jazz to comedy and back again. The V. Earl Dickinson Main Stage was chosen as the host venue because of its acoustically enhanced facility and its convenient location, close in proximity to downtown Charlottesville, interstate 64 and route 20.

Tickets are a low $15 for students, seniors and groups of 15 or more, and only $20 for general admission. Tickets are available at the new Sidetracks Music, Plan 9 Music, or Payne’s Beauty Supply or online at www.UnitedNationsofComedy.com For more information contact 434-825-0650.

Peach Festival

Sunday, July 27th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Carter Mountain Orchard
575 Thomas Jefferson Parkway

Sunday, July 27 from 10am-5pm

 

Join us as we celebrate the peak of our peach season at the Ol’ Fashioned Peach Festival!  We’ll have games (with lots of great prizes), face painting, contests, hayrides, food, wine tastings, Pick Your Own Peaches, and more. The Pie Eating Contest begins at 2pm with two age divisions;how many pies can you eat in a 2 minutes?!

 

Cost:

FREE to attend. FREE parking.

Far From Your Own Shores: A Literary Salon with Josh Weil

Sunday, July 27th 2014 - 2:00 pm at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

UVA Slavic studies professor Andy Kaufman will interview writer Josh Weil about the ways in which taking a leap into a drastically different character can open up your writing, and how setting a story in a place unsettlingly at odds with what you’re used to can force an even greater specificity of vision into your work. He’ll also talk about the challenges, both internal and external, of breaking far away from yourself in your fiction, and the ways in which doing so can bring you closer to your core project at the same time. Free and open to the public.

 

At WriterHouse / 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903 / writerhouse.org / 434-296-1922

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Stonewall Brigade Band Concerts, Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton VA

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 12:00 am at Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand
600 Churchville Avenue

For complete concert listings and band history see www.stonewallbrigadeband.com

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Baby Basics Moms Club

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church
1042 Preston Avenue

Do you have questions about your pregnancy? Come and meet other moms-to-be, enjoy snacks, and get free giveaways at Baby Basics Moms Club. The group covers everything you can expect when your’re expecting. UVA Children’s Hospital and Women’s service host a meeting at Trinity Episcopal on Preston Avenue: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 9:30-11:00 AM and 2nd & 4th Mondays, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Solarize Harrisonburg

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Massanutten Public Library
174 So Main St

A new local area initiative, Solarize Harrisonburg, launches at a community meeting at which you can learn how to have solar energy for your home or business.  Through bulk purchasing power, you can lower installation costs and reduce your electricity bills.  Check http://www.vasun.org/solarize-virginia/solarize-harrisonburg/ or email solarizeharrisonburg@vasun.org.

Is Solar Right for You? Free Seminar

Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Berkmar Branch – UVA Community Credit Union
3300 Berkmar Drive

Learn about solar energy and new opportunities to turn solar into savings. We’ll show you how to “crunch the numbers” and review other non-financial factors to help determine if solar is right for you. We’ll provide information on local rebates and tax incentives. Plus, we cover the benefits of participating in the Solarize Charlottesville campaign (for City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County homeowners) which will offer bulk discount pricing on solar installation and reduced rate financing options. Presented by our area’s non-profit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), solar installation experts, and the credit union. Hurry seating is limited. Register online for this free seminar at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

Albemarle County Fair

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 12:00 am at Ash Lawn-Highland
2050 James Monroe Parkway

Don’t miss the Albemarle County Fair at Ash Lawn-Highland, the Home of James Monroe! The fair is open from 4-10 pm on Thursday, July 31st and from 10 am – 10 pm on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd.

This three-day agricultural celebration is full of festive, family fun in a historic setting. Enjoy farm animals, craft exhibits, live music, games and activities, children’s rides, contests, and programs for the entire family! Admission is just $5, and free for children under 6 years of age. For more information, or to submit an entry for the fair, visit albemarlecountyfair.com.

Thanks to our sponsors: Southern States, Albemarle Magazine, Bob’s Wheel Alignment, Foods for Thought, New Virginia Tractor, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Virginia, Relay Foods, van der Linde Recycling & Container Rentals, and Virginia Eagle Distributing.

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