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Oy! Behind the Scenes of the Book Festival

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Nancy Damon, former program director for the Virginia Festival of the Book, will be the guest speaker during this opening meeting. The program is free and open to the public. Hospitality/refreshments will be offered beginning at 7 p.m. and the program will commence at 7:30 p.m. During the program, entitled, “OY! Behind the Scenes of a Book Festival,” Damon will outline the trials and tribulations of organizing a massive gathering of authors, writers, and readers to commemorate reading and literacy. This five-day event, held annually in March at venues throughout Charlottesville, coordinates book readings and signings, speakers, a StoryFest for youngsters and numerous author presentations in the local schools. With hundreds of volunteers and dozens of staff members, the Virginia Festival of the Book is a huge undertaking that Damon will discuss. 

Born in Durham, N.C., Damon graduated from Duke University, with a major in history, and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia. She served as program director for the Senior Center for 15 years and then program director of the Virginia Festival of the Book for 14 years, until her retirement earlier this year.

 

Rockin’ On The Rooftop for Walk to end Alzheimers

Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Commonwealth Sky Bar & Resturant
422 E. Main St.

You’re invited to Rockin’ on the Rooftop for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Wednesday, September 10th at the Commonwealth Sky Bar Restaurant & Bar, from 5:30pm til 7:30pm. Appetizers, Entertainment provided by The Skavengers, Cash Bar and Raffle Prizes.

Thanks to our sponsor SunTrust

RSVP to Rose Cona, 434-973-6122 X101 or rcona@alz.org.

Literary Brunch

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Noted author Lisa Gornick will speak during a literary brunch about her latest novel, Tinderbox, which will be released in paperback in early September. Listed on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute’s book club list for 2014, the novel speaks of family relationships, how unfolded secrets can impact the lives of others, love and power. Publishers Weekly calls it a “well-crafted” novel with an emphasis on Jewish experiences from a variety of communities. Gorlick’s multi-media presentation will also unfold the link between a community of Mestizo Jews living in the Amazon and the Moroccan Jewish community that she discovered while writing Tinderbox. Also author of A Private Sorcery, a novel, Gornick’s stories have appeared in Agni, Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, Slice, and other journals. She has received numerous writing awards, including Best American Short Stories Distinguished Story of the Year; and has been named a finalist in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open and a winner of the Summer Literary Seminars Unified Literary Contest. Her essays have been published in The Huffington Post, The Sun, and various psychoanalytic journals. With a bachelor of science degree from Princeton and a PhD in clinical psychology from Yale, she is also a graduate of the writing program at New York University and the psychoanalytic training program at Columbia, where she is currently on the faculty.

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Friday’s After Five – 2014 Season

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Join us every Friday for these FREE concerts! 

3rd Annual Charlottesville Pride Festival

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - All Day at Lee Park
East Market Street

The 3rd annual Charlottesville Pride Festival will take place Saturday, September 13th, at Lee Park. Presented by the Charlottesville Pride Community Network, this family friendly event will feature entertainment for all ages.  Attorney General Mark Herring, whose support for marriage equality has made national headlines, will kick off the festival at 11am.

For the complete schedule, announcements, and other info, visit cvillepride.org.

Special Olympics Pepsi 10K Run

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Meriwether Lewis School
1610 Owensville Rd.

You’re invited to the Gene Arnold Memorial, Area 3 Special Olympics Pepsi 10K Run and 2 mile walk, September 13th. The race starts at 8am sharp, at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Charlottesville.

The money raised from this run goes directly to the LOCAL Area 3 Special Olympics. (stays here in Charlottesville) All funds are used to pay for equipment, uniforms, travel to competitions and educational materials about Special Olympics.

Walk With A Doc

Saturday, September 13th 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.

Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad’s 2nd Annual Yard Sale

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad
10 Slice Road

Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold it second annual yard sale, Saturday, September 13, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There is no admission fee. We are currently accepting donations, of gently-used items in good working condition, to place in our yard sale. We will accept donations from August 4 through September 5. Please contact Elizabeth at skemt2210@gmail.com or call (434) 987-6594 for more information.

Pancake Breakfasts!

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Chiles Peach Orchard
1351 Greenwood Road

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Join us on the second weekend of each month for breakfast with family and friends at the Orchard! Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with a seasonal fruit topping plus a side of sausage and coffee/milk/oj.

Cost: $6.99 per person ages 12+, $3.99 per person under 12

Pancake Breakfasts!

Sunday, September 14th 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Chiles Peach Orchard
1351 Greenwood Road

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Join us on the second weekend of each month for breakfast with family and friends at the Orchard! Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with a seasonal fruit topping plus a side of sausage and coffee/milk/oj.

Cost: $6.99 per person ages 12+, $3.99 per person under 12

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