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Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, May 22nd 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

Daytime Poetry Workshop

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

Instructor: Amie Whittemore
Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members
8 Thursdays, April 23 -June 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.

Poets at all levels are encouraged to take this workshop focused on improving your work through reading, writing, and the discussion of poems and poetic craft. Because reading other poems is one of the most useful and pleasurable ways to expand your poetic vocabulary, we’ll use Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition to structure our discussions. Students will workshop their poems in class and have the opportunity to meet individually with the instructor to discuss their work.

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Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

CURED Bacon Fest 2015

CURED Bacon Festival

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Cured: Central Virginia Bacon Festival sponsored by Starr Hill Brewery and the Rock Barn. Inaugural festival focused on the love for bacon. A selection of Charlottesville’s finest locally owned restaurants will each be on site offering small plates of 2-3 bacon-themed dishes.  VIP Tickets get you in at noon for this amazing event!

Tickets go on sale April 3 at 10am OR get tickets early Wednesday, April 1 at 10am – Thursday, April 2 at 10pm. Use the password: BACON

Seminar: Clean Out the Fuzz: Crafting Prose with Meaning, Sense, and Clarity

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

Instructor: Jay Varner
Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members
Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

LIMITED TO 18 STUDENTS.

Do you use ten words to say what could be said in five? Do your words say what you mean? If not, as William Zinsser says, perhaps “some fuzz has worked its way into the machinery.” Readers expect writers to have distilled their prose to its essence–whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, the style simple or complex. We will discuss examples of great prose, common issues with prose, and touch upon two things that make all writers cringe: grammar and punctuation.

Daytime Poetry Workshop

Thursday, June 4th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

Instructor: Amie Whittemore
Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members
8 Thursdays, April 23 -June 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.

Poets at all levels are encouraged to take this workshop focused on improving your work through reading, writing, and the discussion of poems and poetic craft. Because reading other poems is one of the most useful and pleasurable ways to expand your poetic vocabulary, we’ll use Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition to structure our discussions. Students will workshop their poems in class and have the opportunity to meet individually with the instructor to discuss their work.

FAF for WP 2013 ~1240x800 copy

Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, June 5th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

Daytime Poetry Workshop

Thursday, June 11th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

Instructor: Amie Whittemore
Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members
8 Thursdays, April 23 -June 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.

Poets at all levels are encouraged to take this workshop focused on improving your work through reading, writing, and the discussion of poems and poetic craft. Because reading other poems is one of the most useful and pleasurable ways to expand your poetic vocabulary, we’ll use Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition to structure our discussions. Students will workshop their poems in class and have the opportunity to meet individually with the instructor to discuss their work.

FAF for WP 2013 ~1240x800 copy

Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, June 12th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

S’mores for CHT: Our kids will melt your heart!

Friday, June 12th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Camp Holiday Trails
400 Holiday Trails Lane

Join us for a special “campy” hour event hosted at CHT from 6-8 PM featuring: beer from Three Notch’d Brewing Company, a campfire with gourmet s’mores and a very special fire dancing performance by the Scintillation Fire Troupe!!!

You must purchase tickets in advance. This event is rain or shine. Welcome to families and adults.

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