VFW 8169

Scottsville VFW Needs Your Help

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - All Day at Downtown Scottsville
Valley St.

VFW Post 8169 of Scottsville is asking for the community’s help to replace their roof. They’ ve done some patchwork, but the roof needs a full replacement. Members of the VFW Post 8169 are seeking your help to raise the necessary funds. They estimate the roof replacement will cost around $10,000. Volunteers are also needed for manual labor to remove the current roof. With all the things these veterans have done to serve our country, let’s donate to repair their building. Visit and donate today.

A Touch of Class

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at PVCC Stultz Center for Business and Career Development
501 College Drive

Join PVCC Workforce Services for a “Touch of Class!” An exclusive inside look into PVCC’s wide range of upcoming classes. You will have a chance to meet instructors and ask questions in an open house atmosphere. It’s your chance to learn about the class, the skills and/or information covered and to register for upcoming classes on-site!
$10 per person (prefer registration in advance)
Register at:

– Craft Brewing – Levi Duncan
– Small Engine Repair – Gary Becker
– CDL Truck Driver Training
– Basic Home Maintenance & Repairs & Increase Your Home Energy Efficiency -Tom Hinds
– Start Your Own Business – Daria Brezinski
– Photography – Victoria Dye
– Photography – Chris DeBaun
– Video Production & Editing – Mark Vyrros
– AKC Canine Good Citizen & Puppy Training – Marilyn Hyatt
-Turn Memories into Stories – Linda Thornburg


Hunter Safety Course

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 9:00 am

Virginia Sportsmen’s Foundation and Albemarle Sheriff Chip Harding are offering a special first time hunter safety course Saturday and Sunday Aug. 29th and 30th at Liberty Corner Farm in Albemarle.  The course is designed to help the beginner hunter develop skills beyond the basic hunter education course.  The program offers instruction in shooting, woodsmanship, and hunting techniques for a variety of species.  Call 434-566-2164 by Aug. 27th to reserve your space.

Strategies for Eliminating Debt Free Seminar

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Charlottesville Northside Library
705 W. Rio Road

Virginia Credit Union will offer a free seminar with practical steps for identifying and prioritizing debt, reducing expenses, and accelerating the repayment of debt.

The “Strategies for Eliminating Debt” seminar will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Charlottesville Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested. To register, please call the Library at (434) 979-7151, ext. 4.

A financial cooperative serving more than 241,000 members, Virginia Credit Union offers a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources with a focus on helping people feel more confident about their finances. Virginia Credit Union recently opened a branch in Seminole Square Shopping Center to serve members in the Charlottesville area. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA. For more information, visit

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Fridays for Food

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

nTelos Wireless and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are joining forces to engage the community to end hunger locally through a monthly, summertime donation drive.  
During Fridays after Five, a community gathering tradition, patrons are asked to stop by the nTelos Wireless & Blue Ridge Area Food Bank booth to donate on the 1st Friday of every month.

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Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.


Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make plans to spend Labor Day Monday on the farm with Market Central’s 7th Annual Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour!  Visit 11 small farm in Central Virginia from 10 to 4 and purchase the freshest produce, eggs, meat, cheese, plants, and other farm products from local farms including Bellair Farm, Double H Farm, Forrest Green Farms and others.  Gather up your friends and family and get out to the country on Labor Day to experience local food production! Click HERE for more information.

Rural Health Initiative Program Health Education Series Classes

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at American Legion Post 74
3025 Louisa Road

All classes are FREE, start at 11am and are taught by the Rural Health Educators. Spouses and caregivers are invited to attend.

Mission: The mission of the Rural Health Initiative Program is to improve access to care and enhance quality of care for rural veterans.  The Health Education section wants to improve your access to health education and wellness information by bringing educational classes to your community at your convenience.

Why: Access to health services in rural and underserved areas creates barriers to healthcare. Less than 15,000 Veterans living in rural Virginia are currently enrolled for VA benefits and services. This initiative aims to improve access by taking services to the rural communities.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Orientation — Level 1

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Albemarle County Office Building
1600 5th Street

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet these demands. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs.

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the Charlottesville/Albemarle area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Level 1: Thursday, September 10th

Take your first steps to becoming a member of the CERT community by orienting yourself to:

  • Regional hazards
  • Personal preparedness
  • Elements of fire safety
  • Elements of medical operations

Become an asset to your community by developing the foundational skills necessary for emergency response.





Take Part in CERT Program

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Albemarle County Office Building
1600 5th Street

Learn to be prepared in the event of an emergency.  The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County of Emergency Management is offering free preparedness training in September.  Orientation will be held September 10th from 6-9pm and will offer education on regional hazards, personal preparedness, elements of fire safety and basic medical operations.  The 7 week course will be held Sept 17th through Oct. 29th at the Albermarle County Office Building in Charlottesville.  Email to register.

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