Piedmont Master Gardeners is offering Garden Basics, a series of occasional Saturday afternoon workshops for new home gardeners. The next workshop on Flowers and Shrubs will be May 14 from 2 to 5pm, and Growing Vegetables: the Fall Garden will be on July 16, both at Trinity Episcopal Church on Preston Avenue. You can find details online.
Jefferson School City Center invites vendors and performers to participate in this year’s Day Soiree at the Jefferson School City Center July 9th from 11am-4pm. This year’s Soiree celebrates the work the non-profits in our community do to improve the quality of life of our neighbors. The event will feature food and music. The Day Soiree is a partnership between the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, the Miller School of Albemarle and the Jefferson School City Center.
Beverley Street Studio School provides the community with the opportunity to explore the world of the visual arts through practice, professional instruction, and contact with practicing artists. They offer a variety of painting and drawing classes and workshops. Registration for summer quarter opens in May. To find out more information about classes and workshops, or to sign up for classes, visit their website: http://www.bssschool.org/
Literacy Volunteers is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, and they are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. You can help these students achieve their goals by registering for New Tutor Training on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. To register, call (434) 977-3838 or for more information visit their website: http://literacyforall.org/
Open Bio Labs is a non-profit bioscience education center located in downtown Charlottesville. Open Bio Labs is a fully-equipped wet lab open to community members and students of all ages and backgrounds. They believe synthetic biology will have an enormous impact on the future of medicine, food production, environment, and more. Their goal is to educate the community about the rising tide of synthetic biology, helping to prepare citizens for this new, rapidly-evolving field. Open Bio Labs will be hosting a Synthetic Biology Summer Camp for high school students starting in June that will allow them to develop their syn-bio toolkit in preparation for advanced college placement.
To learn more about upcoming workshops and events, click here.
University Montessori School is a diverse family-centered school community which embodies the best practices of Montessori education in facilitating the academic, emotional, physical and social development of each child. They invite you to our first Reservoir Run on Saturday, May 14th . This 5K race is open to runners and walkers, and will wind up and down Reservoir Road. There will be a kid’s race before the 5K. All proceeds from the race benefit the UMS Financial Aid fund. You can learn more on their website, or to schedule a tour call (434) 977-0583.
On Saturday, May 28th the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents the CF Homebrew Competition. This outdoor event will happen at Crozet Pizza at the Buddhist Biker Bar in Charlottesville. There will be homebrewers’ beer for you to sample. Also we’ll have live music from local artist Rob Cheatham. All proceeds for the event go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information about the event and tickets, click here.
Boxerwood Nature Center invites you to join them this year for our fourth annual “Music in the Garden” concert series. Events are scheduled to take place on the second and fourth Fridays from May through August. Groups will perform from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the Meadow Stage. There will also be a special Boxerwood fundraiser held by the Central Virginia Blues Society on Sunday August 7th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. You can bring your own picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and kids. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. More information and weather updates can be found here: http://boxerwood.org/ or call (540) 463- 2697.
U.Va. Department of Drama presents the “Spring Dance Concert” on April 28, 29, and 30th, at 8pm in the Ruth Caplin Theater. Each semester, the UVA Dance Program presents a concert showcasing works by students, faculty and guest artists. Tickets are available at the U.Va. Arts Box Office at (434) 924-3376 or online.
James River Day School is a coeducational Kindergarten through eighth grade school in Lynchburg. James River Day School will be hosting a viewing of the documentary “Most Likely To Succeed” on Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm in the Carrington Field House. This film received critical acclaim at its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. The documentary takes an in-depth look at the impact that innovation is having on our economy and the educational system. A panel discussion composed of educators from James River Day School, Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg City Schools, Chatham Hall and Lynchburg College will immediately follow the viewing. The event is open to the public with limited seating. For more information and to register, click here.