How would you spend $15000 to improve your neighborhood? Over the last 6 months we’ve been asking this exact question and listening to the responses of residents, hearing over 400 ideas. Now we are investing $15000 in creative projects that respond to these ideas. Until April 14th local residents, artists, and designer are invited to submit proposals that makes these ideas a reality. New colorful crosswalks. Summer arts programs for children. A neighborhood mural. Or, come up with your own idea. We are investing in the community and working to make Charlottesville even better for its citizens. For more information, our website is becville.org.
The Scottsville Elementary PTO is hosting the 3rd annual Scottsville Scoot 5k and 1-mile kids’ run/walk on May 13, 2017. You can enjoy a morning run with your family while supporting PTO programs for Scottsville students. Stay after the race to enjoy the local farmer’s market and historic Scottsville. Registration forms are available at the Scottsville Library or here. For more information view our Facebook page.
The Richmond Animal Care and Control Foundation is hosting a family and pet friendly fundraising event to help animals at Richmond Animal Care & Control, Richmond’s open admission animal shelter. The ‘Bow-Wow Meow Luau’ will be held at Strangeways Brewery in Richmond, on Sunday, April 2nd, from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. Bring the whole family, including leashed pets, for a day of music, contests, and entertainment including radio personality, Kat Simonds, a silent auction and more. For more information email RAWF@gmail.com
The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture at UVA would like to invite you to Indian Classical Night at Mcleod Hall in the Nursing School on April 8th. There will be performances by a talented group of musicians, dancers, and vocalists from the student body, faculty, and Charlottesville community. This year’s show will feature a reception with Indian snacks and a photography exhibit featuring the work of Coe Sweet. Local artist Chicho Lorenzo will surprise us with a live art piece inspired by the show. Indian Classical Night is presented by SPICMACAY and the Hindu Students Council. The reception begins at 6pm and performances start at 7pm. For more information, Google SPICMACAY at UVA.
Virginia Institute of Autism invites you to join us for one of the most popular, fun and family-friendly races in Charlottesville – the Run for Autism 5K. The April 22nd race kicks off at Charlottesville High School at 7:30 AM with a Kids’ Race. The 5K begins at 8:00 AM. Throughout the event you and your family can enjoy games, music, and prizes. Proceeds support VIA’s day school, outpatient behavioral services and adult academy. Whether you run for a child with autism, a loving parent or a patient teacher, we hope you’ll run for autism on April 22. To register, go to VIAschool.org.
Hospice of the Piedmont invites the community to register for and attend our 16th Annual Run & Remember 5K, a walk/run that will take place on Saturday, May 13, at Keswick Golf Club & Estate. The event starts at 8 a.m. with day-of registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. All proceeds from this event help Hospice of the Piedmont to provide quality, compassionate end-of-life care and grief support to our neighbors in a 12-county region. You can learn more at hopva.org/5K.
Hospice of the Piedmont will be hosting a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film “Being Mortal” on Saturday, March 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. We invite the community to attend and engage in a dialogue about what is important at the end-of-life; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Learn more at hopva.org.
The Junior League of Charlottesville is hosting our Annual Kids in the Kitchen event on March 25, 2017, 9am-1pm at the Cherry Avenue Boys & Girls Club. The event aims to promote child health and wellness by empowering children and youth to make healthy lifestyle choices, therefore preventing obesity and its associated health risks. For the event, the Boys & Girls Club will be transformed into a hands-on health and fitness fair, where kids and their families can explore a variety of healthy snacks, cooking stations, fitness demonstrations, and crafts! More information is available on jlcville.org.
Piedmont Master Gardeners is excited to announce our Spring Lecture Series which will take place on four Thursdays beginning in mid-March from 7 – 8:30 pm at Albemarle County Office Building. On March 16, Cathy Clary will talk about Shade Gardening. On March 23, Kathy Jentz of Washington Gardener Magazine will discuss Small Space Garden Design. On March 30, we’ll hear from Erin Clark of the Smithsonian Gardens about growing a Three-Season Victory Garden. Finally on April 13, Kirk Brown will present strategies for gardening with minimal water use. Find out more at piedmontmastergardeners.org/events.
The Front Porch music school cordially invites you to join us at our downtown location for a community block party and instrument and vinyl sale. The block party is on Saturday May 6th from 11am to 4pm. All proceeds will benefit the school’s financial aid program. You can hear live music from three groups: The West African Drum Ensemble, Gold Top Country Ramblers and Small Town Rodeo, plus local food and drink and assorted activities for children. We are accepting donations of your old instruments, vinyl, and musical memorabilia for our sale on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 – 7 pm at our downtown location.