Saturday, December 21st 2013 - 12:00 am at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church
No time to wrap? No problem! Save time, tissue, tags & tape and lighten the burden of the holiday gift march with TOPS #VA 0774, PALMYRA’s Holiday Gift Wrap Service. Conveniently located at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Route 53, Palmyra.
Saturday, December 21st 4 to 8 PM.
Sunday, December 22nd 12:30 to 4:30 PM.
Donations will help offset the cost of our chapter’s State Recognition Day so all members may attend.
Saturday, February 1st 2014 - 12:00 am
The Municipal Band of Charlottesville, Inc. is sponsoring its fourth annual James W. Simmons Solo Competition & Dr. Genevieve Murphy Scholarship. This program gives local students the chance to receive both a $1,000 college scholarship and an opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the Municipal Band of Charlottesville on the April 13, Spring 2014 concert. The competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 1.
The competition is named for the 6th director of the Charlottesville Municipal Band, Mr. James W. Simmons, who began playing in the band in 1946 and was appointed its Music Director in 1980. During his 26-year tenure, the band increased in both membership and musicianship, playing many concerts in Charlottesville and in surrounding communities and across the state, attracting overflow audiences everywhere it played. He retired on December 31, 2006, and conducted his final program on April 24, 2007.
The scholarship is named in honor of its benefactor and Municipal Band of Charlottesville supporter, the Reverend Dr. Genevieve Murphy, whose generous donation underwrites this annual tradition that showcases the finest young musicians and encourages them to pursue higher education in the arts.
For more information, please visit the band’s website www.cvilleband.org or call 295-9850.
Sunday, February 16th 2014 - All Day at James Madison’s Montpelier
11407 Constitution Highway
Join Montpelier’s craftsmen in hewing logs to recreate one of the early 19th century slave quarters that was adjacent to the mansion. Participants will spend a week learning authentic wood working and joinery techniques that were used in Madison’s era. Based on information derived from archaeological excavations, we will be recreating the cabin that was lived in by Granny Millie (described in Lafayette’s visit in 1825).
While participating in the program, you will stay in the antebellum plantation house,“Arlington House,” or for those wanting private rooms, there are other housing options at Montpelier and at local B&Bs. For more information, please visit http://www.montpelier.org/research-and-collections/archaeology/archaeology-programs/archaeology-expeditions/log-cabin-school or contact Matt Reeves, Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 12:00 am
Highland County, Virginia — Highland County, “Virginia’s Switzerland,” will celebrate an annual tradition of maple-syrup making at the 56th annual Highland Maple Festival on the weekends of March 8-9 & 15-16. The festival draws tens of thousands of visitors each year and was designated a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress in 1999.
Farmers in this rural community welcome visitors every second and third weekends of March to tour their “sugar camps” while observing the maple syrup process from tree-tapping to bottling the finished product. Festival highlights include all-you-can-eat pancakes and buckwheat breakfasts, maple doughnuts, locally harvested rainbow trout, arts & craft show, live bluegrass bands, clogging demonstrations, and Civil War living history experience that showcases Highland County’s Battle of McDowell.
The Highland Maple festival, located in the mountains of Virginia’s Western Highlands, provides a unique insight to a vanishing way of rural American life.
For more information or photos on the 56th annual Highland Maple Festival, contact the Highland Chamber of Commerce at (540) 468-2550, or visit the Chamber’s website at www.highlandcounty.org.
Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 am at Albemarle High School
2775 Hydraulic Road
Join the fight against cancer and the movement to create a world with more birthdays by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle. This inspiring overnight event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and providing an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. Last year, the Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle raised more than $90,000 for the fight against cancer.
• Organize a Relay Team—Invite your friends and family to join you and make it fun to raise money with your loved ones!
• Join A Team—Visit the Relay website (www.relayforlife.org/cvilleva) to join an existing team!
• Encourage your employer to start a Relay Team – What a great way to show employees that they care!
• Survivor Walk & Reception—Encourage all cancer survivors to walk in the Opening Lap for Relay and allow the crowd to show their support! Stay for the Survivors Reception and hear about available resources!
• Invite Caregivers to participate in a special Lap around the track as we recognize the special contribution that they make!
• Honor or remember someone with the purchase of a luminaria and help us “Light Up the Track”!
There will be activities for all ages and entertainment, too! Relay For Life is not just another event – it is an EXPERIENCE! Don’t miss it!
For more information on the Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle, contact Jane Johnson at (434) 978-7423 or visit www.relayforlife.org/cvilleva.