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.

Masons Toy Jefferson

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.


Learn the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

The holidays are a time when family and friends often come together and face-to-face encounters often reveal changes in behavior in parents, grandparents and others, that may go unnoticed through the phone or email. The Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7, 365 day, helpline and chapters across the country offer support to families in need. Before you travel home to visit loved ones, learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease at or call the Alzheimer’s Association’s helpline at 800-272-3900.


Holiday Wreath Workshops at Monticello

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 12:00 am at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway

Wouldn’t you love to learn how to make a beautiful wreath this holiday season?  Monticello is offering Holiday Wreath Workshops  December 2nd through 6th at Monticello’s David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.   Enjoy a fun, creative time in these 3 hour workshops.  All materials will be provided, including a cornucopia of natural materials harvested from Monticello.  Cost is $75 and you should bring your own hand pruners.  Workshops are almost full; reserve your space today by registering online by clicking here!


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


Blue Ridge PACE Job Fair

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Blue Ridge PACE
1335 Carlton Avenue

Blue Ridge PACE, a program of all inclusive care for the elderly, is seeking dedicated individuals to care for geriatric clients in our community; including CNA’s, nurses, Medical Assistants and Drivers.  Attend their Job Fair at 1335 Carlton Avenue, Charlottesville, Thursday December 3rd from 2 to 6pm.  Facility tours and on-site interviews will be available.  Click here to learn about qualifications and requirements to join the team.


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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