Events

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is Coming to Virginia!

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Blue Ridge Community College
One College Lane

Wild Virginia is proud to host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival “On Tour.”  The festival spans two evenings and two venues in two cities:

Piedmont Community College

Saturday, April 11th - 7pm
Dickinson Performing Arts Center  

Charlottesville, VA

Blue Ridge Community College

Saturday, April 18th - 7pm

Plecker Auditorium

Weyers Cave, VA

We are also offering a special ticket + membership for $20.

(Ticket only for $10)

Purchase these tickets in advance at www.wildvirginia.org or at the door.
There will be 18 different short films, with entirely different films at each venue.

 

Wild and Scenic On Tour brings together a selection of films that tell a story about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love and defend them.  They open our eyes and hearts to fantastic experiences in remarkable places.  They beckon us towards action, highlight issues, and provide solutions.

 

Attendees can win door prizes!

A full list and links to all films can be found here 

 

Film content is appropriate for everyone.
For more information, visit the Wild Virginia website, www.wildvirginia.org.

 

 

Wild Virginia is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wild forest ecosystems in Virginia’s National Forests.  

Historic Garden Week

Sunday, April 19th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The house and garden tour of Charlottesville-Albemarle will be held on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 5:00pm and Monday, April 20 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The local event features four Ivy area country homes and gardens in Albemarle County. There is something to please everyone, from historic estates to restored Gillette gardens to prized modern landscape architecture. Historic Garden Week will also feature Morven Estate on Saturday, April 18 (weather permitting), University of Virginia East Lawn Pavilions on Tuesday, April 21, and events at Monticello. For further information about Historic Garden Week, including a schedule of events, directions, and ticket purchases, please visit www.vagardenweek.org.

Information, Humanitarian Response and the UN

Sunday, April 19th 2015 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blue Ridge Virginia United Nations Association of USA
www.una-brc.avenue.org

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm  Free and open meeting..All welcome.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church
717 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, 22903

“Information, Humanitarian Response and the UN”
Mark Slezak , Guest Speaker

Mark Slezak is a humanitarian preparedness and response professional with extensive operations experience. He has worked with a range of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations (UN) designing and managing humanitarian preparedness and assistance operations in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Indonesia, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, the Philippines and the Sudan.

Evaluation missions include Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti as well as headquarters environments. Mark has experience in senior liaison roles, has led emergency and transitional programming, and has designed and managed information management systems.  Recent focus includes strategic development for resilience programming and systems to support humanitarian innovation.

Mark holds a degree in International Relations from Tufts University and has conducted research in Development Studies at Makerere University in Uganda. Contact sgwroberts@gmail.com or 434-409-0264

Historic Garden Week

Monday, April 20th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The house and garden tour of Charlottesville-Albemarle will be held on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 5:00pm and Monday, April 20 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The local event features four Ivy area country homes and gardens in Albemarle County. There is something to please everyone, from historic estates to restored Gillette gardens to prized modern landscape architecture. Historic Garden Week will also feature Morven Estate on Saturday, April 18 (weather permitting), University of Virginia East Lawn Pavilions on Tuesday, April 21, and events at Monticello. For further information about Historic Garden Week, including a schedule of events, directions, and ticket purchases, please visit www.vagardenweek.org.

Historic Garden Week

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The house and garden tour of Charlottesville-Albemarle will be held on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 5:00pm and Monday, April 20 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The local event features four Ivy area country homes and gardens in Albemarle County. There is something to please everyone, from historic estates to restored Gillette gardens to prized modern landscape architecture. Historic Garden Week will also feature Morven Estate on Saturday, April 18 (weather permitting), University of Virginia East Lawn Pavilions on Tuesday, April 21, and events at Monticello. For further information about Historic Garden Week, including a schedule of events, directions, and ticket purchases, please visit www.vagardenweek.org.

Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day at PVCC

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
at PVCC Stultz Building
501 College Drive

Let your hard-working employees know how much you appreciate them by sending them to Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day at PVCC!

Spend the morning attending personal and professional development sessions, featuring keynote speaker: Marijean Jaggers, President and CEO of Jaggers Communications. Enjoy a healthy, delicious lunch and then relax in the afternoon with an array of fun activities including workshops by Common Ground Healing Arts (chair massages!).

Date: Wednesday, April 22 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $89
Location: PVCC Stultz Building

To register: Call 434.961.5354
Space is limited!

http://digital.pvcc.edu/i/433418/1

1st Annual Scottsville “Scoot”

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 7:15 am - 12:00 pm
at Dorrier Park
250 Page St

1st Annual Scottsville “Scoot” Kids’ Run/Walk and 5K Run/Walk

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Where: Dorrier Park (250 Page St. Scottsville, VA 24590)

Kids Run/Walk-Check In: 7:15-7:45 Starts: 8:00 am

Cost: $10 Before March 27th – $15 on Race Day

5K Run/Walk-Check In: 8:00-8:30 Starts: 8:45am

Cost: Adults (16+) $20 Before March 27th – $25 on Race Day

Youth(7-15) $15 Before March 27th -$20 on Race Day

Family of 3 or more $40 for any combo of Events

Registration: Pick up registration forms at Scottsville Elementary or the Scottsville Library. Register online at http://raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=31163

(Participants pre-registered by March 27th will receive a T-shirt)

If you would like to help sponsor, volunteer or have questions about this event please contact the PTO at scottsvillescoot@gmail.com

Fracking Field Tour to West Virginia – Overnight April 25-26

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday morning April 25, Outing participants will travel to Doddridge County, West Virginia. We will be greeted there by West Virginia Host Farms, a Partnership Program linking West Virginia landowners with the environmental community that studies the impacts of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

That afternoon and the next morning we’ll make best arrangements for us get close to the rigs, the drilling pads, and well heads to experience the noise, light and air pollution that is slamming this West Virginia community 24/7. Bring your cameras. There will be time to speak with affected landowners.

More info and to register: http://wildvirginia.org/recreation/?action=evregister&event_id=31

Annual Sheep Shearing

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ash Lawn-Highland’s annual sheep shearing will take place on Saturday, April 25th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tom Stanley will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method at this educational, agricultural event. We’ll also have traditional wool carding, spinning, and other activities for the family. Plus, meet the newest lambs to call Ash Lawn-Highland their home!

If the weather is amiable, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds. Bring your own or choose from our selection of fresh sandwiches at the Museum Shop.

James Monroe’s 257th Birthday

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What have you learned about James Monroe lately? Join us during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28th to celebrate the 257th anniversary of James Monroe’s birth. Colonel Monroe himself will be on grounds to speak with visitors, answer questions, and accept birthday wishes.

Revised in 2013, the house tour at Ash Lawn-Highland emphasizes Monroe’s many and varied contributions to our nation’s early history through more than 50 years of public service and more elected public offices than any other president before or after him.

Residents of Charlottesville and the following counties receive the local rate of $8: Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Orange, and Rockingham.

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