Events

A Conversation with Matthew Crawford

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at U.Va Harrison Institute Small Special Collections
160 McCormick Road

In celebration of the annual Virginia Festival of the Book, join us as Matthew Crawford (The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction) talks with Siva Vaidhyanathan about the challenge of mastering one’s own mind.

Forest Watch Training in Staunton

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Staunton Public Library
1 Churchville Avenue

 

What are the threats to our forests? How can you stop them?

Wild Virginia is proud to offer an informative discussion of “hows” and “whys” of forest plans and projects.

Learn about the new George Washington National Forest Plan and how it relates to major work on the ground like the Cowpasture Project.

Sign-up now to build your skills to protect and defend our precious national forests!

No experience necessary.

Register in our website http://wildvirginia.org/recreation/event-calendar/

SENIOR CENTER’S MARCH YARD SALE

Friday, March 20th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Senior Center Inc
1180 Pepsi Place

The Senior Center’s annual Spring Yard Sale is here and everyone is sure to find a must-have treasure! It all kicks off with a early-bird sale on Friday, March 20th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 at the door. On Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm the event is free.

Kimberly K. Haynes
Coordinator of Volunteer Resources | Senior Center, Inc.
1180 Pepsi Place | Charlottesville, VA 22901
434.974.7756 | FAX 434.974.7510

NanoDays at UVA

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Wilsdorf Hallt UVA
Chemistry Dr.

Come join us at UVa NanoDays Open House, a fun and interactive chance to learn all about nanotechnology–what it is, how it might impact your life, and what is currently happening here at UVa.

This event is family-friendly, informative, fun and free; so come and find out what the Nano buzz is all about!

 All events are free to the general public.

Parking is available for the UVa event in the Whitehead Road lots adjacent to Scott Stadium.

Handicap accessible

More information: http://nanostar.virginia.edu/outreach/nanodays

 

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - All Day
at Gordon Ave. Library
1500 Gordon Ave.

 

From Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, March 29, the Friends of the Library will be holding their 50th Annual Spring Book Sale at the Gordon Ave. Library in Charlottesville. The hours are 10-7 each day. Proceeds benefit our public library system, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. A Pre-Sale for dues-paying members only will be held March 20 from 5 to 7pm. Bring a grocery sack on Monday, March 30, between 10am-6pm and fill it for only 5 dollars.

Call (434) 977-8467 or email info@jmrlfriends.org for more information. You can also visit the Friends on the Internet at www.jmrlfriends.org

 

 

 

SENIOR CENTER’S MARCH YARD SALE

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Senior Center Inc
1180 Pepsi Place

The Senior Center’s annual Spring Yard Sale is here and everyone is sure to find a must-have treasure! It all kicks off with a early-bird sale on Friday, March 20th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 at the door. On Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm the event is free.

Kimberly K. Haynes
Coordinator of Volunteer Resources | Senior Center, Inc.
1180 Pepsi Place | Charlottesville, VA 22901
434.974.7756 | FAX 434.974.7510

FixALeak 5K 2015 ~1240x800

Fix A Leak Family 5K

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Pen Park
1400 Pen Park Rd

The Fix-A-Leak 5K will feature a running toilet (literally!). Participants who catch the running toilet and grabs a tag from the running toilet will receive an award at the end of the race for helping to “catch the leak”.  This family friendly event will wrap up Fix-a-Leak Week, a national campaign by the Environmental Protection Agency. Information on tackling water leaks in your home, as well as general water conservation tips, resources, and rebates, will be featured at the race.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 6:00PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20!

RACE-DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE, BUT ONLY CASH OR CHECK WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Founding Families & Friends

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Ash Lawn-Highland
2050 James Monroe Parkway

In this FREE author panel sponsored by the Virginia Festival of the Book, historians Lorri Glover (Founders as Fathers) and Cassandra Good (Founding Friendships) explore the lives of the Founding Fathers through their families and friendships. Digital editor Susan Perdue will moderate and also demonstrate the network of connections that can be explored through the UVA Press digital publication, People of the Founding Era.

About the Participants

Lorri Glover, author of Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries, is the Bannon Endowed Chair of History at Saint Louis University. She has written about early American history from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Her other books include Southern Sons: Becoming Men in the New Nation and The Shipwreck that Saved Jamestown.

Cassandra Good, author of Founding Friends: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic, is the assistant editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington. Her book discusses the friendships of little-known Americans as well as prominent figures of the era, from Franklin to Washington to Abigail Adams. She received a BA and MA in American Studies at the George Washington University and worked at the Smithsonian Institution in new media before receiving her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches a course at UMW entitled “The World of James Monroe” which uses objects from the James Monroe Museum. Her research focuses on gender and cultural history in the early American republic.

Susan Holbrook Perdue, director of Documents Compass, was formerly the senior associate editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, where she was heavily involved with the development of the project’s content management and tagging systems. She has also worked on the papers of John Marshall and James Madison. She is the co-editor of the third edition of The Guide to Documentary Editing. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, of the National Advisory Board, The Joseph Smith Papers, and the Social Networks and Archival Context, a Mellon-funded project at Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH).

Remote Area Medical Film Documentary Film Screening RAM Virginia Fundraiser at PVCC

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
at PVCC Earl Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center Main Stage
501 College Drive

Crozet Community Orchestra Concert

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
at Crozet Baptist Church
5804 Saint George Ave

Crozet Community Orchestra Concert, directed by Philip Clark with world class violin soloists Monika Chamasyan and Mark Dorosheff of the US Airforce Strings, US Airforce Band. Program highlights include the spectacular Navarra for orchestra and violin duo, Faure’s Pavane Op 50, Karelia Suite – Sibelius, also Mozart, Elgar and more.

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