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: or give us a call at 434-227-4666

*Note, website currently under construction until event launch.


Join Girl Scouts

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 12:00 am

Girl Scouts provides the most bang for your buck. For just $17, a Girl will have access to tons of new, fun and amazing experiences. Girl Scouts offers a wide array of exciting activities that give girls the chance to explore their world and discover their passions. Just because summer is ending, doesn’t mean the fun has to. Keep the fun going, go to GSVSC.ORG/JOIN or call 1-800-542-5905.

Homecoming and Revival

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm at Bybee’s Road Baptist Church
4989 Bybees Church Road

Join us for Homecoming on Sunday August 17 at 10:00 a.m.  Special speakers are Buddy and Lois Woodson, missionaries to London.
August 17-20, Sunday through Wednesday night at 6:45, Revival Services featuring Pastor Gabe Turner from The Point in Charlottesville.  Special music each night.

Homecoming and Revival

Wednesday, August 20th 2014 - 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm at Bybee’s Road Baptist Church
4989 Bybees Church Road

Join us for Homecoming on Sunday August 17 at 10:00 a.m.  Special speakers are Buddy and Lois Woodson, missionaries to London.
August 17-20, Sunday through Wednesday night at 6:45, Revival Services featuring Pastor Gabe Turner from The Point in Charlottesville.  Special music each night.

Literacy Volunteers

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 12:00 am at Blue Moon Diner
512 W. Main st.

Betty Bookworm from Literacy Volunteers will be participating in CLAW (Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers) on Saturday, August 23rd at Blue Moon Diner. Doors open at 7, wrestling starts at 8.

VIP tickets are on sale for $50 each via or call 977-3838.

General Admission is $5. All proceeds benefit adult education at Literacy Volunteers.

Walk With A Doc

Saturday, August 23rd 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.

Skyward to play at The Southern with John Anderson

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at The Southern
103 S 1st St

Charlottesville, VA – After an exciting CD release show back in April, Virginia natives, “Skyward”, will return to Charlottesville with John Anderson on August 23rd to play at the Southern Cafe. Tickets go on sale August 1st online at, or from the band’s website, for $5 advance and $10 the day of the show. This marks Skyward’s first, true headlining appearance in Charlottesville since the release of their milestone release “Drift”.

Skyward’s official bio on reads: “Skyward is a big band. Not in the brassy, horn-driven kind of way. More in the epic, anthemic kind of way. With music built around powerful, driving rhythms and soaring lead lines and melodies, Skyward’s sound would not be out of place in large venues in front of large crowds. And yet, their music has an intimate, unifying quality as well. With lyrics Jon describes as ‘honest attempts at self-discovery,’ Skyward works to write and perform engaging and impactful music that challenges audiences to really search for meaning.

Now armed with their new EP ‘Drift,’ (released on iTunes and Amazon on April 15, 2014) recorded at Spotlight Sound Studio in Atlanta, Skyward expects big things on the horizon. ‘We’ve really stepped it up on Drift,’ Jordan explains. ‘From the writing to the instrumentation to the production, it’s all gotten bigger, meatier, and more powerful.’ Mike Schoeffel of The Dominion Collective writes that ‘Every aspect of Drift seems to be geared toward the idea of expansiveness: the scorching guitar riffs, the sparse piano notes, the bellowing drums, the anthemic vocals…they all coalesce into a grandiose sound that gives the listener a feeling of elevation.’ Music that is, in a word, big. And as they always say, ‘Go big…’”

Be sure to catch their exciting set August 23rd at The Southern. Tickets go on sale August 1st for $5.

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Stonewall Brigade Band Concerts, Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton VA

Monday, August 25th 2014 - 12:00 am at Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand
600 Churchville Avenue

For complete concert listings and band history see


Baby Basics Moms Club

Monday, August 25th 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.

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Friday’s After Five – 2014 Season

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Join us every Friday for these FREE concerts! 

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