Tuesday, March 18th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Rm A, Albemarle County Office Building
1600 5th St., Extended
2014 Spring Garden Lecture Series:
sponsored by Piedmont Master Gardeners
Tuesdays (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
March 4 – DORIS HAMILL: “Biochar: Garden Superstar”
March 11 – ALEX NIEMIERA, PhD: “Barking Up the Right Trees”
March 18 – IRA WALLACE: “Growing Great Vegetables”
March 25 – LAURIE FOX: “Managing Storm Water …Beautifully”
Location: Room A, Albemarle County Building- 1600 5th Street Ext.
Ticket Prices: $8 Per Lecture or $25 for the Four Lecture Series (a $7 Discount) pre-registration recommended, Walk-ins welcome
Flyer/registration form http://www.piedmontmastergardeners.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SLS_Flyer.pdf
More information: 434-872-4580, (M-F, 9-5; Virginia Cooperative Extension)
Piedmont Master Gardeners is supported by the Virginia Cooperative Extension
Wednesday, March 19th 2014 - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm at Bybee Road Baptist Church
4989 Bybees Church Road
Free tutoring for children K – 5th grade. Beginning March 4 through April 9, 2014. Starting at 6 p.m. ending at 7 p.m.
Caring adults in a safe environment will be available to help your child with reading, math, etc. and encourage good study habits.
If Fluvanna schools are closed due to weather conditions, activities are cancelled.
Contact Tracey@bybeechurch.org or 434-981-0901
Thursday, March 20th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at WriterHouse
508 Dale Ave
Instructor: Carl Rollyson
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-Members
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Learn about the many different ways of writing about individual lives by looking at how the same biographical subject has been treated by several biographers. The class will also cover why it is important to write with some sense of the history of the genre, how to use research in narrative, how to interview subjects, and how to deal with the families and literary estates that often bedevil but also assist the biographer.
Carl Rollyson teaches biography and narrative writing at Baruch College, The City University of New York. He has published biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, Rebecca West, Susan Sontag, Sylvia Plath, Amy Lowell, and others.
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Thursday, March 20th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at The Lodge at Old Trail
330 Claremont Lane
You’re invited to spend an evening with Gene Corrigan at the Lodge at Old Trail, Thursday, March 20th at 5:30. Gene Corrigan is the Former ACC Commissioner and former Head of Athletics at the University of Virgina and Notre Dame.
This is an event not to be missed for local sports fans. Enjoy a little March Madness at The Lodge at Old Trail. Bring your questions for this engaging sports expert and get his perspective on UVA sports today. Reserve your seats today. RSVP to 434-823-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lodge at Old Trail is located at 330 Claremont Lane in Crozet.
Friday, March 21st 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at WriterHouse
508 Dale Ave
Instructor: Bella Stander
Cost: $90 Members | $100 Non-Members
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Learn about setting realistic goals; making a marketing plan; pitching your book; dealing with publicists, booksellers and media; bookstore events and readings. Not suitable for self-published authors or those whose books are produced by subsidy publishers. Attendees must have a forthcoming or recently published book from a commercial trade publisher, a publishing contract, or a literary agent.
Publicity expert Bella Stander is the proprietor of Book Promotion 101, offering publicity consulting to commercially published authors. She has conducted workshops across the country and spoken at numerous writers’ conferences. Stander is also the publisher of Bella Terra Maps and a consultant to the Virginia Festival of the Book.
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Friday, March 21st 2014 - 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church
735 Park Street
The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry has been active in the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail since 1984. The ministry has grown over the years and now provides for a full-time Chaplain to the jail, who aside from his own work, oversees and coordinates approximately 60 Good News volunteers. Jail Superintendent Retired, Colonel Ronald Matthews, praised the ministry’s calming effect on the inmates and values Good News’ presence at well over $250,000 in cost-free services to the jail. Recidivism rates for those inmates who are active in the ministry tend to be way lower than the normal jail population.
I believe that changing the “heart” is the first step in changing the individual,” said Albemarle County Sheriff, Chip Harding. “There are no rehabilitation programs that truly change a person’s heart,” Harding continued. “I have seen firsthand, the benefit of inmates spending time with a faith counselor, considering how they can improve themselves with the help of the Lord.”
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry does not solicit or accept any government funding; instead, it relies totally on the local community to help continue God’s mission behind bars. The ministry’s governing body; the Chaplin’s Support Team struggles each year to meet a modest $80,000 budget. Current economic times have caused some of our local churches reduce their support making it even more difficult to raise necessary funds.
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry will host its Annual Spring Banquet fundraiser on Friday, March 21 at First Baptist Church, 735 Park Street. Dinner starts at 6:30 PM, tickets are $20. and can be obtained by calling 434-979-1670.
This year Dr. Joel Jenkins (former First Baptist Park Street minister, retired Army Chaplin and current Albemarle County Reserve Deputy and Chaplin) will be the keynote speaker. A few years ago Dr. Jenkins, served as an Army Chaplin. Colonel Jenkins ministered to our troops on the front lines in Iraq. He is now living back in Albemarle and considered one of the premier motivational and religious speakers in area.
If you cannot attend the event contributions to support the ministry may be mailed to the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 2844, Charlottesville, VA -22902-
Saturday, March 22nd 2014 - 12:00 am - 11:00 am at Hoover Ridge Athletic Park
158 Primary School Drive
Come out to beautiful Madison County on Sat. March 22 and take on 7 obstacles in this mixed terrain (grass, trails, gravel road) 5K race held at Hoover Ridge. Returning this year is the 100ft Shamrock Slide! Following the race there will be a kid’s 1/2 mile obstacle race. Race begins at 9am with the kids’ event immediately following. There will be prizes for the top 3 in each age group (age groups determined based on registrants) and overall top male and female awards. Cost is $25 if you register before Mar. 1, $30 after. Children’s race is $5. Registration will be available onsite from 8-8:30. Proceeds benefit the PTO of Madison Primary School.
Parking will be at Madison Primary School
Saturday, March 22nd 2014 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am at James Monroe’s Montpelier
11407 Constitution Highway
The Montpelier 5K benefits the Montpelier Foundation which is committed to presenting and preserving the legacies of James and Dolley Madison. It will be held on the beautiful and historic grounds of Montpelier, the home of James Madison. The race is a road course that winds throughout the historic grounds of Montpelier and ends in front of the stunning mansion. The Kids Race runs around the ellipse that passes in front of the Mansion. For the 5K, prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall and in each age category. All participants will receive a t-shirt, one general admission Mansion and Grounds tickets, and a gift bag. Packet pickup will begin at 7:00 a.m. on race day.
For more information visit montpelier5k.com.
Saturday, March 22nd 2014 - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Literacy Volunteers is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, and they are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. Help our students achieve their goals by calling 434-977-3838 to register for our New Tutor Training on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:30am-4:00pm. No teaching experience is necessary—only a desire to make a difference in someone else’s life.
Learn more at www.literacyforall.org.
Saturday, March 22nd 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at William Monroe High School
254 Monroe Drive
“Soar With the Arts” at the 5th Annual Greene County Arts Festival on Saturday, March 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at William Monroe High School in Stanardsville. Selected artwork from professional artists and local vendors will be for sale, and art work from all county schools will be on display. Music and drama performances will be showcased and refreshments from culinary students will be available for purchase. Sidewalk chalk drawings will be completed throughout the day by the WMHS National Art Honor Society students. Plan on spending your day enjoying art in Greene County!