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Savvy Financial Travel Tips for the Holidays

Nov 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union 3300 Berkmar Drive
Summer traditionally marks the beginning of travel season. Do you know how to be a savvy traveler when it comes to your money? Do you know the best payment methods to use when traveling domestically or internationally, what information you should provide your financial institution before you go, how to protect your finances when you are away and what to do if your wallet is lost or stolen? We will discuss how you can protect yourself, family members, and friends from common travel scams. Tips on creating a budget and saving money while on vacation will also be provided. Seating is limited. Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union


Virginia Teen Meditation Retreat

Jul 15, 2012 - Jul 20, 2012 n/a

SEVENOAKS RETREAT CENTER, MADISON, VA
“I feel I have learned more lessons about myself and others in the past five days than I did in the last year of school.” - Ben, age 17

“After a couple of days my whole outlook on life was changed. It was an awesome experience. I would encourage any teen to come here.” - Josh, age 15

“The retreats I have been on have given me knowledge that is invaluable. I now have a ‘toolkit’ to deal with problems in my life” - David, age 16.

“The single best week of my life.” - Allie, age 17

“My son (14) and my nephew (17) came back from their first meditation retreat changed young men. I am so impressed with the depth, accessibility, and integrity of the retreat program, as well as by the skill and compassion of the facilitators.” – Leslie, parent

“My daughter came back from the retreat sort of transformed, in subtle ways. She seems more mature somehow, and she has a new clarity about what she wants from her life.” – Karin, parent

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is dedicated to improving the lives of teens, parents, and professionals. At iBme, we teach teens proven awareness & concentration practices that have been used for thousands of years. Teens learn how to settle a busy mind; how to skillfully handle emotions and thoughts; how to direct and sustain attention; how to cultivate compassion; and how to truly listen and communicate. Through mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and fun workshop activities, participants experience a sense of connection & safety that many have never felt before.

At our teen mindfulness retreats, we offer teens, ages 14-19, an amazing opportunity to explore their body and mind through the practices of insight meditation; qi gong and yoga; delicious organic meals; and tools to deepen their listening and speaking skills through group mindfulness exercises and workshops in creative expression. These retreats are fun and transformational for teens and staff alike.

This summer’s teen retreat is being held at Sevenoaks Retreat Center, in Madison, Virginia, from Sunday, July 15 to Friday, July 20.

Please contact La Sarmiento at 202-997-1399 or la@ibme.info for more information.


La Sarmiento at 202-997-1399 or la@ibme.info


Going Local: Gardening 101

Feb 1, 2012 6:30pm

Northside Library
Registration begins Jan 11. Class size is limited.
Learn about the many options for cultivating your own food and discover how easy it is to grow certain vegetables in your yard or in containers. Pick up tips about composting and non-chemical care of your garden. Presented by Laura Glassow, founder of "Home for Dinner."

Margarete Gillette
northside@jmrl.org



Identity Theft Free Seminar

Jan 19, 2012 6pm-7:30pm

Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union 3300 Berkmar Drive
You’ve heard about it on the news and in the lunchroom at work. The stories… the hassles, the headaches people have to go through to put an end to it. Should you be concerned that this could happen to you? Please join us to learn the definition of “Identity Theft” and how to prevent it, plus the warning signs that you might be a victim and what to do. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001.

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001


Self Life Coaching: 21 Sessions That Will Change Your World!

Jan 9, 2012 7pm

Online Webinar
Are you interested in transforming your world and changing yourself, easily and effectively?

If you are, this webinar series if for you. The Self Life Coaching Series is a skype series that takes an in-depth look into the book, “Self Life Coaching; 21 Days That Will Transform Your World!”, by Catherine Ferrier Smith.

The series is guided by the author and is designed for all, from the beginning student to the well experienced one. There will be discussions, exercises, guided meditations and more. Participate in any or all sessions. If you are unable to participate in a particular session, the download will be available shortly after the webinar ($45 each).

When: The second Monday of each month at 7pm
Where: Online
Cost: $45 per session
Instructor: Catherine Ferrier Smith
Register at: http://ahealinglifecoach.com/healing-therapies/fun-classes/webinar-self-life-coaching-21-sessions-that-will-change-your-world/


Catherine Smith
757-714-1712



EMT Class Registration

Dec 16, 2011 - Feb 16, 2012 TBA

Online/Phone

EMT CLASS REGISTRATION:
WHAT: EMT-Basic Class

WHEN: 2/16/12 - 6/30/2012 Every Tuesday 7:00PM-10:00PM and Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM (Occasional Saturday Classes)

WHERE: Western Albemarle Rescue Squad Training Annex (1265 Crozet Ave; Crozet VA 22932)

COST: $400.00 per person (Free for County of Albemarle Fire/Rescue Volunteers)

The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad will be hosting an EMT-Basic course starting February 16th and ending June 30th 2012. The class will be held every Tueday from 7:00PM - 10:00PM and Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM. It will be located in scenic Crozet Virginia at the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad's Training Annex (located directly beside our main building; 1265 Crozet Ave). The class is $400.00 per person however it is free to all County of Albemarle Fire/Rescue Volunteers, so volunteer today!

PREREQUISITES:18 years old (16 years old with parental permission slip)
CPR for Healthcare Providers (2 CPR Classes being offered before the course)

HOW TO ENROLL: To enroll in this class or for more information please call (434) 981-0963. Leave a message with your name, number and someone will return you call. You may also email your questions or sign up by emailing: emtclass@westernrescue.org.

434-981-0963


Getting Started in Medicare

Jan 17, 2012 2-3:30pm

Feb 21, 2012 2-3:30pm

Northside Branch, Jefferson-Madison Reginoal Library, RT 29 North, Charlottesville, 22901
Almost 65? Time to take a free Getting Started in Medicare class with JABA’s insurance counseling program VICAP. Learn when to enroll, how Medicare relates to retiree plans and COBRA, and more. Family members welcome.



JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging)
(434) 817-5222



Foster Care/Adoption Info Session

Jan 17, 2012 6pm-7pm

DePaul Community Resources
Come learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. You can make the difference in the life of a child!

Adonice D'Atre
434-977-9847



Job Search Assistance

Dec 1, 2011 10am

Central Library, 201 E. Market St, Charlottesville
Staff from the Virginia Employment Commission will be available to help people find jobs. This service will be available from 10am-noon. Sign up at reference desk but walk-ins welcome

SERVICES PROVIDED:
• Career Exploration
• Job Search Assistance
• Resume Writing Assistance
• Interviewing Skills
• Job Skills Development
• Other Work/Career Related Services

Joyce MacDonald
reference@jmrl.org



Hands On: Last Minute Gifts

Dec 14, 2011 7pm

Gordon Avenue Library
Registration is required and begins Dec 1. Space is limited. Come and learn how to make several quick but beautiful things for giving. Journals, decorative magnets, or spice mixes in pretty jars will make lovely hostess gifts or last-minute tokens for family or friends. Ages 15 and up.

Meredith Dickens
gordon@jmrl.org



Senior Financial Scams: How to Protect Family and Friends

Oct 20, 2011 6pm-7:30pm

Berkmar Branch of UVA Community Credit Union , 3300 Berkmar Drive
The cost of identity fraud for seniors as a group runs in the billions of dollars. Those aged 70-89 are one of the most targeted age groups when it comes to identity theft. This seminar helps you understand the scope of the problem and its long-term effects. You will learn to identify common scams and exploitations, what the typical perpetrator looks like, where to go for help, and most importantly how to prevent this from happening to you or your loved ones. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001


Leading Your Organization's Fundraising Efforts

Oct 27, 2011 9am-12pm

Live Arts, 123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Both nonprofit executive directors and board members play critical but varied roles in effective fundraising for an organization. Fundraising efforts can be most successful when both players understand their unique roles and execute those roles as a team. Join us for this session to discuss:

Clarification of fundraising responsibilities of each

Specific steps to build the board's understanding and participation in development

Ways for staff members to help engage donors and build support

Harnessing individual board member's passion, commitment and comfort to be successful

Specific tools staff can use to organize and manage the shared work

Executive directors, development staff, board members, and fundraising committee members are encouraged to attend.

The CNE
(434)244-3330
programs@thecne.org



Cost Effective Benefits for Nonprofits

Nov 3, 2011 12pm-1:30pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville
Speaker(s): Roger Higgins, Northwestern Mutual; Amir Eyal and Robyn Cantor, Mylestone Plans, LLC

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Event Summary: Nonprofits cannot always provide cash compensation for employees that rival corporate pay, so they must find creative and cost effective ways to provide benefits and incentives to employees.

In an economic climate where nonprofit leaders are cutting costs and eliminating positions, it is important to learn ways to maintain existing benefit plans and to provide additional non-cash incentives to employees.

Join us for this presentation on creative ways to provide your staff with a variety of cost-effective benefits including:

Short and long-term disability
Health savings accounts
Cafeteria plans
Low cost retirement plan for employees
College savings plans
Long term care insurance
Life insurance
Supplemental insurance plans (like Aflac)

The presenters will also discuss if and when nonprofits should to pool resources with another nonprofit to secure better rates on benefits packages.

Finance Managers, Executive Directors, and Human Resource Managers are encouraged to attend.


The CNE 434-244-3330
programs@thecne.org



Citizens Fire Rescue Academy

Oct 18, 2011 - Dec 6, 2011 6:30pm - 9pm

Station 12 Hollymead
The Citizens Fire Rescue Academy is designed to allow Albemarle County residents the opportunity to gain a realistic view into the operations of our Fire Rescue Department. Participants in the Academy will learn how Fire Rescue operates, tour the Hollymead station, see the equipment, and talk with firefighters and paramedics about the many aspects of their service (EMS and fire response).

Chief Dan Eggleston and his senior officers will teach the course. Classes will include an overview of Fire Rescue procedures, firefighting,
emergency medical services, the combination Department structure
(career and volunteer), education programs, special operations, training,
and many other topics.

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 P.M.
October 18 – December 6, 2011
(No class on November 22nd)
Station 12
3575 Innovation Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Snacks provided
The course is provided free of charge.
Reserve your seat today as space is limited!
Sponsored by Albemarle Fire Corps and Albemarle County Fire Rescue

Christina Davis
434.296.5833
cdavis@albemarle.org



Social Security Disability Seminar

Oct 5, 2011 6:30pm - 8pm

Hilton Garden Inn, Charlottesville
Information and Tips for tthose appying or hsve already applied for social security disability

Michele Edwards 800-277-6124


Andy Lankford Master Class

Sep 25, 2011 TBA

TBA, Charlottesville, VA
FREE! The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents Andy Lankford's trombone master class on Sunday, September 25th at (time) in (place). This master class is supported by the Eleanor Shea Music Trust and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 434.924.3052

Marcy Day
434-934-6492



Changing the Way We See Women

Sep 30, 2011 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Darden Abbott Auditorium, 100 Darden Blvd., Charlottesville, VA
Event to raise awareness about how a toxic media environment contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. Screening the new and provocative documentary, "Miss Representation" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkIiV6konY), which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film will be followed by a panel discussion comprised of several talented women, including: the Honorable Eva Scott, Virginia's first woman senator; Andrea Press, UVA Professor of Media Studies and Sociology; Kate Bruno, local nutritionist and eating disorders educator; and Andrea Copeland, founder of Positive Channels. Visit http://risecampaign.org/ to reserve tickets.

info@risecampaign.org


Adulterated or Organic? The Meanings in What We Eat

Sep 23, 2011 2pm - 4pm

The Miller Center of Public Affairs, Forum Room
A Panel Discussion at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, Forum Room.
Friday, September 23, 2011, 2:00 to 4:00pm.
The public is warmly invited.

Who develops and applies the key words by which we choose our food and understand its qualities? This crucial question arose in the 1880s as mass marketing first came to “food products,” and the question has become urgent again as consumers seek alternatives to the US industrial food system. Featuring Samuel Fromartz, a free lance journalist and author of Organic, Inc., and Benjamin Cohen, Assistant Professor at Lafayette College and former Director of UVA’s Food Collaborative, this panel explores historical and contemporary efforts to demarcate “natural” or “organic” foods from adulterated products. Speakers will trace the policy implications of such boundary drawing, discussing how food labeling affects the public’s perception of nature.

The general public is encouraged to attend these stimulating presentations and participate in the question and answer session to follow. Located at 2201 Old Ivy Road, the Miller Center has ample free parking and easy access to the UVA bus system.

This panel is the fourth of six events developed by the Committee on the History of the Environment, Science, and Technology (“CHEST”). CHEST is a collaboration among faculty members and graduate students from the University of Virginia’s Department of History and its Department of Science, Technology, and Society. With generous support from the Page Barbour Fund for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and the Miller Center of Public Affairs, CHEST brings together speakers from around the country to explore topics that cut across traditional academic and policy boundaries separating studies of the environment, science, and technology.
Please direct all questions or requests for further information regarding this event to James Allison, PhD Candidate and CHEST Coordinator, UVA’s Corcoran Department of History (jra5x@virginia.edu or 804-651-0566).

SPONSORED BY THE COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY OF THE ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY; THE MILLER CENTER; AND THE UVA FOOD COLLABORATIVE.


James Allison
804-651-0566



Making an Old House New with Energy Efficiency

Sep 21, 2011 6pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union
In a town dotted with historic landmarks, including Thomas Jefferson's own Monticello, living in an older home can be a source of pride. But it can also have its drawbacks: lots of cracks and leaks for air to move through, older heating and cooling equipment, single pane windows, and substandard insulation. This workshop will cover the key energy and water efficiency upgrades that will improve the comfort and affordability of your home without compromising its unique character.Hurry seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today.

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001


Roberta Anderson Masterclass

Sep 20, 2011 6pm - 9pm

Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
FREE

Marcy Day
434-924-6492



Stephen Vitiello: Soundworks and Installations

Sep 9, 2011 3:30pm

107 Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Sound and media artist Stephen Vitiello will give a talk on recent sound installations and collaborative CD releases. Vitiello's site-specific sound works often incorporate field recordings, combined with analog and digital processing and elements of text. Recent installations include The High Line in NYC; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA); and the kilns at Sydney Park in Sydney, Australia. CD releases include MOSS with Molly Berg, Olivia Block and Steve Roden on 12k, and Acute Inbetweens with Lawrence English on Cronica. Vitiello was recently the subject of a 27-minute documentary produced by Australian television, "Stephen Vitiello: Listening With Intent." Originally from NY, Stephen is now based in Richmond, VA where he is on the faculty of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. www.stephenvitiello.com

Marcy Day
434-924-6492



Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather: Air Sealing, Inslunation, Windows, Doors & More

Oct 13, 2011 5:30pm - 7pm

608 Ridge Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 (ecoREMOD: The Energy House)
Ski season. Family holidays. Hot cocoa. Snow days. There are plenty of reasons to get excited about winter, but the return of high heating bills doesn't make that list. Now is the time to take proactive steps that get your home ready for the cold temperatures, and this workshop is the best way to get started.

Leslie Fore, 227-4666


Going Green Makes $ense

Sep 29, 2011 5:30pm - 7pm

608 Ridge Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 (ecoREMOD: The Energy House)
Hear what no-cost and low-cost things you can do to help you save money on your energy bills. We'll show you how energy efficiency home improvements can provide better returns than some traditional investments and free up extra money for other financial goals. Discover how current tax incentives, rebates and special financing programs can save you even more on your energy-saving home improvements.

Leslie Fore
227-4666



Healthy Homes: How Energy Efficiency Can Alleviate Asthma & Allergies

Sep 15, 2011 7pm

608 Ridge Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 (ecoREMOD: The Energy House)
Common health problems including asthma and allergies can be traced back to the very place you should feel safest and healthiest: your own home. A healthy home is inextricably linked to one that uses energy more efficiently. Join us to learn more about common issues that plague houses in the Charlottesville area and what you can do to protect your family.

Leslie Fore
227-4666



Renewable Energy Solutions For Your Home

Aug 24, 2011 5:30pm - 7pm

608 Ridge Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 (ecoREMOD: The Energy House)
Curious about the solar, wind or geothermal power options for your home? Hear from local experts what is available in our market, what advice they have for getting started, and how energy efficiency can prepare your home for renewables.

Leslie Fore
227-4666



In The Company of Women Executives Forum

Aug 3, 2011 TBA

The Monticello 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
On August 3, 2011, a consortium of female leaders will convene to discuss the barriers and hear from a panel of Women Executive Leaders from the Central Virginia Area. Mid to executive level women striving for growth, relationship and forward movement are invited to register for this symposium. Participants will hear from a diverse panel of executive women representing various industries, educational, professional, and generational backgrounds.

The agenda for this special forum includes an Overview of the McKinsey Study: Women in Executive Leadership followed by presentations on Women’s Leadership Development and Executive Presence. There will be a group discussion immediately afterward where the Executive Women Panel will answer questions. We will conclude with a moderated forum, wherein the groups will discuss the barriers women face today and recommendations for future development.

Registration is required and tickets can be purchased by visiting MSBCoach.com and following the link provided.

http://msbexecutiveforum.eventbrite.com/

Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



How to Crash-Proof Your Teen Drivers

Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm

Volvo of Charlottesville
Every day in the US, eleven teenagers die in car crashes. What can a parent do to ensure their kids aren’t part of that number? Albemarle County Police, Volvo of Charlottesville and Albemarle Insurance are working together to provide Parents of Teen Drivers with the tools and information that could make a difference.

Learn what you can do to prevent your teenager from being in a deadly or costly crash. We’ll cover how traffic laws have changed, what causes most crashes, proper car maintenance and the legal and financial ramifications of having a teen driver. Get the opportunity to ask local law enforcement, insurance and car experts about Teen Driving Safety. And learn what to do if your teen is involved in a crash.

Join us on Tuesday, July 12, 5:30pm at Volvo of Charlottesville. Space is limited so please call 434-295-4125 to reserve yours.


Kim Martin 434-295-4125


Understanding the Creative Design Process

Jul 19, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

CitySpace, Charlottesville Community Design Center 100 5th Street, N.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902
Speaker(s): David Robinson, Birch Studio

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary:

Everyone knows you need marketing materials to promote your organization. But not many people know what it takes to get to your vision and how to work through a highly subjective process with someone you’ve just met. Join David Robinson, Birch Studio's Creative Director, for a guided tour of the creative marketing process. You will leave prepared to build on your brand.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Building a Diverse Revenue Portfolio

Jul 14, 2011 9am - 12pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities | 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
Speaker(s): Amy Nisenson

Fee: $40 for members; $65 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: Does your organization have the right mix of revenue to efficiently support your organization's achievement of mission? Does a good portfolio need to include annual appeals, major donors, corporate support, and earned revenue?

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Nonprofit Cash Flow Management

Jun 28, 2011 9am - 12pm

Charlottesville City Hall
Speaker(s): Robert Tobey, Keiter Stephens and Steve Krohn, Carrie Gillispie and Brooke Jenkins, Virgina National Bank

Fee: $40 for members; $65 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: Managing cash flow is essential for any nonprofit organization, but can be tricky if you don't have the right tools in place to project, monitor, and control your cash flow.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Starting a Nonprofit: A Checklist of Questions to Ask & Answer Before & After Launch

Jul 12, 2011 9am - 10:30am

Center for Nonprofit Excellence 1701-A Allied Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speaker(s): Cristine Nardi, Executive Director, CNE

Fee: Free and open to the public

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: This training provides advice on how to evaluate whether to start a nonprofit, a checklist of things to think about before launch and also walks participants through the essential steps required to form a nonprofit and obtain 501(c)(3) status.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Giving USA 2011 Data and What It Means to Your Fundraising

Jul 8, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

Webinar
Speaker(s): Keith Curtis and Wendy McGrady, The Curtis Group

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited). How to Register.

Event Summary: In this insider’s look into the state of Philanthropy nationally, The Curtis Group will present the results of newly released Giving USA, a publication of the Giving USA Foundation™, researched and written by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. As the only Virginia-based member of North America’s 35-member Giving Institute, an organization dedicated to promoting philanthropy and the professionalism of the field of development, The Curtis Group is pleased to be able to present this timely and valuable information, which will have only been released two weeks prior.

This webinar will provide development professionals current information on trends on giving to help them access and enhance their organization’s fundraising performance.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Nonprofit Cash Flow Management

Jun 28, 2011 9am - 12pm

Charlottesville City Hall
Managing cash flow is essential for any nonprofit organization, but can be tricky if you don't have the right tools in place to project, monitor, and control your cash flow.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Build a Budget

May 19, 2011 6:30pm - 8pm

UVA Community Credit Union, Nellysford Branch, 3033 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford
We’ll help you understand the steps involved in developing a spending plan and how to identify spending leaks. We’ll also assist you in setting short- and long-term financial goals, explain how to audit your progress and revise your goals as needed. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001


Empower class

May 19, 2011 12:30pm - 2:30pm

1460 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville (next to Social Security Administration)
DaVita® Charlottesville will host an EMPOWER® class at no cost on Thursday May 19, 2011. The class is part of a nationwide effort to empower those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by providing a basic education course on how to manage their health.

One in six American adults has CKD, and leading causes include diabetes and hypertension. Managing CKD can be difficult, but proper care can slow the progression toward dialysis. EMPOWER classes will teach people who have CKD, along with their loved ones, about how to stay healthy with Stage 3, 4, and 5 CKD. Participants learn to keep a Health Diary, set goals for their health and organize their lab values and medications.
“We believe it’s our responsibility to help patients learn more about CKD and manage their disease well before they need dialysis,” says DaVita Charlottesville Facility Administrator Vanessa Morris, RN.

The classes are offered in a comfortable group setting, and family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. The two hour sessions are run by DaVita’s experienced health care professionals, including nurses, social workers, dietitians and technicians.

An EMPOWER class will be held at Davita Charlottesville, located at 1460 Pantops Mountain Place (next to Social Security Administration), on May 19, 2011 at 1230pm. To register, call Dawn Fisher, RN at 434-979-5997. To learn more about EMPOWER or to find a schedule of classes visit www.davita.com/empower or call 1-888-MyKidney.
DaVita and EMPOWER are registered trademarks of DaVita Inc.

About DaVita Inc.
DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita manages over 1,300 outpatient facilities and acute units in over 700 hospitals located in 43 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 103,000 patients. For more information, please visit www.davita.com.


Dawn Fisher,RN
434-979-5997



Understanding Credit

May 5, 2011 6pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch of UVA Community Credit Union
Your credit is one of the most important things you have today. Join us to find out what a credit report is, what goes into your credit score, how you can repair your credit and what to do to establish credit if you don’t have any. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001


The Obama Administration and Congress

May 26, 2011 12:30pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Nolan McCarthy, Barbara Sinclair, Sid Milkis as well as moderator Jeff Jenkins for a special panel, “The Obama Administration and Congress,” on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event, which is the culminating session of a private academic conference examining the critical relationship between Congress and the President, will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. RSVP required to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Tuesday, May 24. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan


AARP Driver Safety Program

May 5, 2011 12:30 - 5pm

May 6, 2011 12:30 - 5pm

652 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Ste 190, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Driver Safety Program

Hunter Wyant
434-293-3906



Giving USA 2011 Data and What It Means to Your Fundraising

Jul 8, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

Webinar
GIVING USA 2011 DATA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOUR FUNDRAISING

Location: Webinar, follow this link: http://www.thecne.org/page.php?title=Webinar%20Instructions

Speaker(s): Keith Curtis and Wendy McGrady, The Curtis Group

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: In this insider’s look into the state of Philanthropy nationally, The Curtis Group will present the results of newly released Giving USA, a publication of the Giving USA Foundation™, researched and written by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. As the only Virginia-based member of North America’s 35-member Giving Institute, an organization dedicated to promoting philanthropy and the professionalism of the field of development, The Curtis Group is pleased to be able to present this timely and valuable information, which will have only been released two weeks prior.

This webinar will provide development professionals current information on trends on giving to help them access and enhance their organization’s fundraising performance.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Grant Search 101: Using the Foundation Center Online Directory

Jun 14, 2011 9am - 10am

Center for Nonprofit Excellenc
GRANT SEARCH 101: USING THE FOUNDATION CENTER ONLINE DIRECTORY

Speaker(s): Kim Bassing, Membership Manager, CNE

Fee: Free and open to the public

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited)

Event Summary: CNE offers public access to the Foundation Center's Online Directory and the Virginia Grants Directory. These one-hour trainings offer an introduction to both search tools so you can find the dollars you need for your organization. These sessions and use of the directories are free and open to the public.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Building a Culture of Philanthropy by Engaging Leadership

Jun 2, 2011 9am - 11am

Live Arts
BUILDING A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY BY ENGAGING LEADERSHIP

Speaker(s): Allan Burrows, Capital Development Services

Fee: $30 for members; $50 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: How engaged is your leadership in shaping its culture and enabling those who support the organization to carry out its mission to the best of their abilities? Has your leadership worked to define your case for support, and is your story being told?

Every nonprofit, determines its own culture but a shift that culture may be necessary in order to build leadership that motivates and strengthens, leading by example to sell your case.

This session gives guidance on developing strong board leadership with a particular focus on creating a culture of philanthropy.

Participants will walk away from the session with a model for board and executive staff leadership that can be employed to:

* energize leaders
* assess and make plans
* build a stronger board presence
* leverage strengths
* engage board and staff at a higher level

Executive Directors, Development Staff, Fundraising Committee members, and Board Members should attend.


Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Collaborations That Work: A CNE Symposium

May 18, 2011 9am - 4pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
COLLABORATIONS THAT WORK: A CNE SYMPOSIUM

Speaker(s): Sheila Marsh, Peppergrass Partnerships and Alan R. Hutson, The Monument Group, Inc.

Fee: Morning Only - $40 for members/$65 for non-members; Full Day - $75 for members/$100 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: Collaboration has become a necessity and a reality for all nonprofit organizations as we work to address complex issues that require cooperation of multiple organizations, and as difficult times require us to leverage resources to effectively meet our missions. Join CNE for this symposium and learn from two seasoned professionals how to build partnerships that deliver results.

The CNE Collaboration Symposium is tailored to the needs of those who want to explore the best tools and strategies to build collaboration, both within and across sectors. Organizations with all levels of collaboration experience are welcome. The content is designed for executive directors, program managers, funders, and board members.

9am - 12pm
Foundations of Collaboration
The morning session will include presentations and discussions on topics including:

* Preparing for collaboration
* Choosing the right partners
* Forming the collaboration
* Developing a collaboration plan
* Applying for joint funding

1pm- 4pm
Collaboration in Action
In the afternoon session, attendees will also have an opportunity to learn from a case study and to work on a collaboration plan of their own. Tools will be provided to help participants create a new collaboration plan or improve an existing one. Participants will walk away with a solid plan for next steps to take to develop or enhance a collaboration to leverage your mission and to move the needle on community issues.


Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Evaluating Your Retirement Plan Benefit

May 11, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

Webinar
EVALUATING YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFIT

Location: Webinar, follow this link for instructions: http://www.thecne.org/page.php?title=Webinar%20Instructions

Speaker(s): Amir B. Eyal, Mylestone Plans

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Registration Instructions: Registrations must be received by noon on May 10, 2011.

Event Summary: Join CNE for this exciting webinar featuring Mylestone Plans, a CNE member and independent financial planning firm, to discuss retirement benefits.

This webinar will breakdown types of retirement plans available and how to evaluate if your current plan is suitable for your organization. Information presented is applicable to all organizations large or small and is helpful whether you already have a retirement plan in place or are just considering one.

Executive Director, Business Managers, HR Directors, Personnel Committee members are encouraged to attend.

In conjunction with this webinar and as an exclusive benefit to CNE member organizations Mylestone Plans is also offering a free no-obligation retirement plan review. To get started simply follow this link (http://www.thecne.org/setcontrol/index.php?form=125) to complete a brief survey of your plan.


Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Are You Making the Most of Your CNE Members Benefits?

May 10, 2011 9am - 10am

Center for Nonprofit Excellenc
Speaker(s): Kim Bassing, Membership Manager, CNE

Fee: Free and open to the public

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: Join us to learn what the CNE can do for you. New/renewing members and interested parties welcome!

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Crafting Your Story

May 5, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

Live Arts
CRAFTING YOUR STORY

Speaker(s): Suzanne Henry, Four Leaf Public Relations

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: What’s your story? Do you have a compelling narrative of who you are, how you got here and what you are trying to accomplish? Beyond crafting a solid elevator pitch, the story of “who you are” can be a powerful tool to help raise awareness, bring visibility and compel people to participate in spreading the word about your mission and vision.

Join us for this brown bag lunch session that will focus on how to define and communicate your unique tale for greater influence and reach.


Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Engagement Across Generations: Funders, Board Members and Beyond

Apr 20, 2011 9am - 12pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
ENGAGEMENT ACROSS GENERATIONS: FUNDERS, BOARD MEMBERS AND BEYOND

Speaker(s): Dana Brower, The Halcyon Group (Bio)

Fee: $40 for members; $65 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: Need more leaders, volunteers or donors for your nonprofit? Would you like to more effectively engage the ones you have? How do different generations respond to and participate in the work of your organization? Have you heard about generational differences but been left wondering, “What does it mean for me”?

Join us for this session to explore how you can more effectively engage individuals of all ages at all levels in your organization.


Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Navigating Event Sponsorship

Apr 7, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

Live Arts
NAVIGATING EVENT SPONSORSHIP

Speaker(s): Cynthia Hurst, Butterflies in Progress, LLC

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: Nonprofits hold events to promote their wonderful work in the community. Special events are also a way to initiate a nonprofit-business partnership and, in the process, raise money with your event. Building these partnerships can be tricky.

Join us for a brown bag lunch discussion about the ins and outs of sponsorship, including:

* How to secure sponsors for your event (i.e., who to target and what benefits you offer)
* How to pitch your event so that for-profit businesses choose to partner with your organization
* How media sponsorships work
* What other types of sponsors are out there
* What sponsorship opportunities exist outside of events

Executive Directors, Development Officers, Marketing staff and Fundraising Committee members are encouraged to attend.

Beth Vanda, Office Manager
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Starting a Nonprofit: A Checklist of Questions to Ask & Answer Before & After Launch

Apr 6, 2011 9am - 10:30am

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
STARTING A NONPROFIT: A CHECKLIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK & ANSWER BEFORE & AFTER LAUNCH

Speaker(s): Cristine Nardi, Executive Director, CNE

Fee: Free and open to the public

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: This training provides advice on how to evaluate whether to start a nonprofit, a checklist of things to think about before launch and also walks participants through the essential steps required to form a nonprofit and obtain 501(c)(3) status.


Beth Vanda, Office Manager
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Traumatic Brain Injuries

Apr 2, 2011 TBA

Kluge Children's Rehab Center
KCRC & The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation Present: A Town Hall Meeting-Traumatic Brain Injuries: Pathway to School Re-Entry After Mild, Moderate, and Severe Injuries Target Audience: Parents, Educators, Health Care Providers

Carolyn Craig 434-243-4862


The Credit/Welfare State Trade Off: A Demand-side Theory of Comparative Political Economy

Apr 1, 2011 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Monica Prasad of Northwestern University for a GAGE colloquium, “The Credit/Welfare State Trade Off: A Demand-side Theory of Comparative Political Economy,” on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan


Authentic Leadership Summit

Oct 17, 2011 TBA

Oct 18, 2011 TBA

Piedmont Virginia Community College
The Authentic Leadership Summit, presented by MSBCoach, is bringing the highest caliber of leadership education to Central Virginia’s executives and emerging leaders. Authentic Leadership Summit taps top leadership trainers, coaches, and educators from across the nation to guide participants in increasing and refining their leadership skills.

Join the area’s top leaders in 2011 for education, discussion, and networking. Leave with skills for greater personal success and tools to build a successful team.

Our Mission
The annual Authentic Leadership Summit brings regional leaders together for:
· cutting-edge education
· world-class leadership development
· lively collaboration
· valuable networking

The annual Summit brings ongoing development to the region’s leaders through forward-thinking speakers on relevant, break-through, leadership topics.

Register at: http://authenticleadershipsummit.com/



Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



How To Build Your Business to Sell It All

Apr 13, 2011 TBA

Online Webinar
Are you a small business owner who would like to sell out to a larger company one day? Are you an entrepreneur with a concept for a business but don’t know how to develop it successfully to sell?

Hear the answers from two small business leaders who grew and sold their companies to conglomerates in their industry using the same key business disciplines to achieve a buy-out. Brad Eure sold a family-owned media company to a publicly-traded communications firm. In the same year, Cheri Lewis sold a settlement and title company chain to a real estate Fortune 500 conglomerate.

You will learn how to develop your small business by:

• Identifying your Personal Business Strength and developing your business to capitalize on that strength.

• Acquiring the 5 Disciplines of Business Leaders who achieve success and make their business work for them; and

• Using a 7 Step Business Development Plan to evolve your company to make it attractive for acquisition.

Register at: http://www.msbcoach.com/

Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



Swing Dance

Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm - 11pm

Unity Church, 2825 Hydraulic Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Charlottesville Swing Dance Society's monthly evening of Swing Dancing. Two dance lessons included with admission. Admission is $13 per person, $10 for members, $7 for students.

Larry Saunders,
434-466-5662



Buying Your First Home

Mar 10, 2011 6pm - 8pm

Berkmar Branch of UVA Community Credit Union 3300 Berkmar Drive
A must attend, step-by-step guide for first time home buyers. Get tips on buying the right house. Learn about the different third parties involved and the mortgage loan process. Seating is limited! Register at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001, option 3 today!

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001, option 3


Authentic Leadership Summit 2011

Oct 17, 2011 October 17: 1 - 5pm; October 18: 8am - 12pm

Oct 18, 2011 October 17: 1 - 5pm; October 18: 8am - 12pm

PVCC Main Building
Join us for the 2nd Annual Authentic Leadership Summit, Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Piedmont Virginia Community College, our host sponsor. The Authentic Leadership Summit, presented by MSBCoach, is bringing the highest caliber of leadership education to Central Virginia’s executives and emerging leaders. Authentic Leadership Summit taps top leadership trainers, coaches, and educators from across the nation to guide participants in increasing and refining their leadership skills. Speaker bios. Join the area’s top leaders in 2011 for education, discussion, and networking. Leave with skills for greater personal success and tools to build a successful team.

Vicki Karabinus, 434-906-7288


CNE Presents: Introduction to Managing your Mailing List

Mar 3, 2011 9am - 12pm

Live Arts
Is your organization using Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 to manage your mailing lists? If so, you likely understand the frustration and wasted time that can result from having an list that isn’t in good shape. Unclean data results in undelivered pieces, additional fees to service providers, and wasted money! Join us for this 3-hour session, to learn the basic concepts of mailing list management using Microsoft Excel. This “hands-on” class assumes no prior knowledge of Microsoft Excel. All attendees must bring a laptop to the session and have a working 2007 or 2010 version of Microsoft Excel installed. Full details available at: http://www.thecne.org/eventdetail.php?id=83

Beth L. Vanda
434-244-3330



The Four Energies of Leadership

Mar 16, 2011 TBA

Webinar
During these economic times, leaders feel as if we are being pulled in all directions.

Strong and balanced leadership is essential to greater success.
To be effective leaders, we must access four different kinds of energies to motivate, inspire vision, and to lead. Please join Michelle Prosser, an executive coach, team builder and author; as she speaks about the four types of leadership that every leader needs to live in greater balance. Michelle uses cultural archetypes to help clients stretch into a new place of leadership and to address weaknesses. You will learn to identify where you are strong and where you need to stretch.

Register at: http://www.msbcoach.com/

Join this webinar to identify:

What the Four Energies of Leadership are
How the Four Energies of Leadership affect your management style
How the four Energies of Leadership affect your team


Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



Cello Day with Adam Carter and Ru-Pei Yeh

Feb 19, 2011 11am

107 Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia
This year's 3rd annual cello day will feature performances, masterclasses, technique discussions, and cello ensemble sight-reading. The event starts at 11am on Saturday, February 19th and is taking place in room 107 of Old Cabell Hall. Cello faculty Adam Carter and special guest cellist Ru-Pei Yeh (member of the New York Philharmonic) will perform, teach, and discuss cello topics with cello students of all ages and abilities. There will also be an opportunity to play cello ensemble music so attendees are encouraged to bring their cello.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mr. Carter at acc8v@virginia.edu.
Website: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/concertsevents/pressreleases/10-11/110219cello.html

Chelsey, 434.924.3052


Helen Huang Piano Master Class

Feb 18, 2011 2pm

113 Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia
Participants for the master class will be selected in advance. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please visithttp://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/concertsevents/pressreleases/10-11/110218huang.html or contact the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.

Chelsey Zhang
434.924.3052



Masterclass with the Orion String Quartet

Feb 16, 2011 8:30am

University of Virginia
World-renowned musicians are coming to the grounds on Wednesday, Feb 16th!

Cellist and pedagogue Timothy Eddy will teach University of Virginia cello students at 8:30am in room B018 of Old Cabell Hall. Students will be performing music by Bach, Lalo, and Saint-Saens.

Violist Steven Tennenbom will give a masterclass to UVa viola students at 9:30 am in the UVa Chapel. Mr. Tennenbom will teach UVa students who will be performing music by Bach and others.

Violinist Todd Phillips will teach UVa violin students in an open masterclass at 9:30 am in Culbreth Hall, Room 115B. Mr. Phillips will teach students performing the music of Bach and others.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.virginia.edu/music or call 434.924.3052.

Chelsey Zhang
434.924.3052



Introduction to Beekeeping

Feb 25, 2011 2pm - 5pm

Mar 4, 2011 2pm - 5pm

Mar 11, 2011 2pm - 5pm

Fluvanna Community Center
Sponsored By VA Cooperative Extension. Class Topics:
• Equipment, Keys to Success, Hands on Equipment assembly
• Basics of Beekeeping & Associated Costs. Opportunity to order equipment.
• Nucs and Package Bees, Honey Flow and Winter Survival, Producer Panel

VCE Office Contact:
Erin at 434-591-1950
Email: davise06@vt.edu



Organize Your Financial Records

Feb 7, 2011 6pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch/UVA Community Credit Union, 3300 Berkmar Drive
Discover the benefits of getting organized, how to develop an efficient bill paying system, and how to take a home inventory. You will learn which records to keep, how long, and at what location, as well as what to do in case of natural disaster and where to go for help. Seating is limited! Register at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today! There is no cost to you.

UVA Community Credit Union 434 964-2001


CNE presents: The Budget Building Cycle: Tips from the field

Feb 24, 2011 9am - 11am

Live Arts
Does your nonprofit budget as effectively and efficiently as it could? Do you involve the right people in your budget-building process? At the right time? Do you ask the right questions?

Whether you seek to create, overhaul or just improve upon your budget process, join colleagues from the field to learn more about budget-building strategies that work.
$20.00 for CNE Members/$40.00 for nonmembers



Beth Vanda
434-244-3330



Grant Search 101 - Using the Foundation Library

Mar 8, 2011 9am - 10am

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
The CNE offers public access to the Foundation Center's Online Directory and the Virginia Grants Directory. These one-hour trainings offer an introduction to both search tools so you can find the dollars you need for your organization. These sessions and use of the directories are free and open to the public.

Beth Vanda
434-244-3330



Study on High Net Worth Philanthropy

Mar 10, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

Live Arts
Center for Nonprofit Excellence In partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the 2010 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Study of Hgh Net Worth Philanthropy reveals significant shifts as well as consistent trends in the attitudes and giving behaviors of wealthy donors.

This biennial study has become a significant resource for understanding the motives and methods of giving among wealthy Americans and is used to inform the practices of nonprofit organizations and to foster peer learning among donors themselves. The study also provides key insights for those who advise the wealthy on their charitable giving strategies.

Beth Vanda
434-244-3330



CNE presents: Effective Grant Writing Seminar

Mar 24, 2011 9am - 5pm

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
You'll learn step-by-step how to submit concise and targeted grants to obtain funding for your projects, procure new equipment, avert staff layoffs, and supplement your budgets, as well as, discover techniques to streamline the grant writing process.
complete details @
http://www.thecne.org/eventdetail.php?id=73
$75.00 for CNE members/$100 for non members

Beth Vanda
434-244-3330



28th Annual Landscape Management Seminar

Feb 10, 2011 7:45pm

Paramount Theater
Presented by the Piedmont Landscape Association, the 28th Annual landscape Management award will be a day long seminar with a world class line up of speakers. Natives Specialist Douglas Tallamy, Assistant curator at JC Raulston Arboretum Mark Weathington and woody plant expert Michael Dirr will be speaking on a number of subjects relating to the Landscape and garden industry. This is a must see for any plant lover!

Steve Pekary
434-981-2030



Investment Fundamentals

Feb 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch/UVA Community Credit Union, 3300 Berkmar Drive
This seminar will present five myths and truths of investing as well as strategies that can help your money work smarter and harder. You will learn how to select investments that match your objectives and limit your exposure to risk by diversifying your portfolio, as well as show you the benefits of professionally managed investments. Seating is limited. Register at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union
434-964-2001



Field School Speaker Series Presents Oliver Kuttner

Jan 28, 2011 7pm

Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932
Field School is proud to announce that its 5th Annual Speakers Series on Friday, January 28th will feature Oliver Kuttner, CEO of Edison2. A Charlottesville resident and a commercial real estate developer, Kuttner recently turned his full attention to his lifelong passion with automobiles and founded Edison2. The team won the $5 million dollar prize in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize in September with its Very Light Car. Kuttner was also honored recently by The Hook as their Person of the Year. The talk will start at 7 p.m.. Tickets ($20 adults, $10/kids) are available at Maupin's Video in Crozet or at Greenberry's Barracks Road.

Lady Keller
923-3435



Barack Obama and the Burden of Race

Feb 21, 2011 12:30 - 2:00pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania for a GAGE colloquium, “Barack Obama and the Burden of Race,” on Friday, January 21, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan
434.243.8726



EMT Course Registration

Jan 6, 2011 - Feb 22, 2011 All Day

Phone/Online
EMT Class Info


WHAT: EMT-Basic Class

WHEN: 2/22/11 - 6/25/11 Every Tuesday and Thursday 6PM-10PM (Occasional Saturday Classes)

WHERE: Western Albemarle Rescue Squad Training Annex (1265 Crozet Ave; Crozet VA 22932)

COST: $400.00 per person (Free for County of Albemarle Fire/Rescue Volunteers)

The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad will be hosting an EMT-Basic course starting February 22nd and ending June 25th 2011. The class will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6PM - 10PM. It will be located in scenic Crozet Virginia at the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad's Training Annex (located directly beside our main building; 1265 Crozet Ave). The class is $400.00 per person however it is free to all County of Albemarle Fire/Rescue Volunteers, so volunteer today!

PREREQUISITES:18 years old (16 years old with parental permission slip)
CPR for Healthcare Providers (Class will be offered prior to class starting)

HOW TO ENROLL: To enroll in this class or for more information please call (434) 981-0963. Leave a message with your name, number and someone will return you call. You may also email your questions or sign up by emailing: emtclass@westernrescue.org.



434-981-0963


The “Listening to Lincoln” Leadership Series

Jan 21, 2011 9am

501 West Main Street ,Charlottesville VA
The setting will be informal seminar style. Participants will read assigned material in advance and to be prepared to discuss content and share related personal experience during the sessions (individually and in teams).

The goal is to not only strengthen your knowledge base of leadership but to enlarge your sphere of relationships in the leadership realm – with like minded leaders.

Register at msbcoach.com or contact info@msbcoach.com

Michelle Braden
804-502-4319



Casual Hiker through Urban Disaster: Wilderness First Aid (SOLO)

Jan 22, 2011 8:30am - 5:30pm

Jan 23, 2011 8:30am - 5:30pm

May 21, 2011 8:30am - 5:30pm

May 22, 2011 8:30am - 5:30pm

Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
In this two-day course, learn how to save a life when someone is injured in a wilderness area, or urban disaster zone. This course blends classroom and hands-on rescue scenario practice. 2-year SOLO WFA certification, also counts as recertification for WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT. More info, testimonials, and to register: www.outdoorsocial.com/wfa.htm or 434-760-4453. 10% of proceeds go to Ivy Creek Foundation. Course times: 8:30am - 5:30pm each day.

Matthew Rosefsky
434-760-HIKE (4453)



Open House - Blue Ridge Toastmasters

Jan 25, 2010 6:30pm

Charlottesville Central Library, 201 E. Market St., Charlottesville, VA 22902
BLUE RIDGE TOASTMASTERS PLAN OPEN HOUSE

Charlottesville, VA – Are you one of the millions of people that have an overwhelming fear of public speaking? Have you ever felt nervous about speaking in front of just a few people giving a presentation at work? Could you stand to improve your performance in your next job interview? Would you like to develop additional leadership skills or be able to get your point across more effectively? Toastmasters can help.
The Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club will host an open-house meeting on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library - Central Library located on 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA near the Downtown Mall.
The mission of the Blue Ridge Toastmasters is to serve and support our members in the spirit of 'Friends Helping Friends Reach Their Potential' by providing a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which fosters self-confidence and personal growth. It is all about your personal growth and success by helping others achieve the same.
The open-house will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the McIntire Room, located on the third floor of the Central Library. Along with an information session and a ‘meet-and-greet’, a Toastmasters meeting will be held to allow guest to experience, observe, and comment on a meeting in a friendly environment. A question and answer session will be held afterwards as well.
Come out and find out how to improve your speaking skills, leadership, and self-confidence by going to www.brtm.avenue.org and for more information about the open-house or our regular meetings which are always open to guests, please e-mail charlottesvilletoastmasters@gmail.com.


David A. Miles
757-334-3771 (personal, not for distribution please!) Event contact info within description. Thanks.



Elizabeth Johnson, modern dance master class

Jan 29, 2011 2pm

Piedmont Virginia Community College's Dickinson Building, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
This modern dance master class will focus on moving with meaning. Learn and practice methods for generating movement by tapping into creativity, curiosity and collaboration in a supportive environment. Open to dancers of all levels and backgrounds. $10 per participant

PVCC Box Office, 434-961-5376


Conditioning Classes

May 5, 2007 - Dec 31, 2007 2 - 3pm

Downtown Mall 109 2nd St. SE On the Second Floor Above Atomic Burrito
ATTENTION!! The Conditioning class will not be held on Saturday, MAY 12th and Saturday, MAY 19th because Edwin and Amberlyn will be out of town.

For everyone’s benefit, Edwin and Amberlyn hold a regular Conditioning for Dancers class. This energetic class will be held every Saturday (with the exception or May 12th and May 19th) from 2-3 p.m. at Zabor Dance, located on the Downtown Mall at 109 2nd St. SE, above Atomic Burrito. This is a highly active class that is designed for the purpose of improving balance, flexibility, timing, and isolations, while also building stamina. It will be a benefit for all dance styles, whether Latin or Smooth. It is an over all workout that will definitely tone your body. Each hour long class will cost $10 per person at the door. For more information, feel free to call (434) 227-1709 or email zabordance@yahoo.com.


For questions or additional information, please contact Edwin Roa or Amberlyn Sasser at (434) 227-1709, visit us at our studio (109 2nd St. SE 2nd Floor in Downtown Charlottesville), or simply reply to zabordance@yahoo.com.



Salsa Classes in Charlottesville

May 4, 2007 - Dec 31, 2007 8pm - 11pm

Downtown Mall 109 2nd St. SE On the second floor Above Atomic Burrito
ATTENTION!! The Nightclub Salsa classes have been moved to a later time on FRIDAYS.

Starting Friday, May 4th, and every Friday after, Edwin and Amberlyn will be offering two half hour group classes in Charlottesville. These classes will focus on Nightclub Style Salsa and are modeled after the classes offered in Richmond. Everyone is invited.

The beginner/intermediate Nightclub Salsa class will take place from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. And immediately following this class will be an intermediate/advance Nightclub Salsa class, which will commence at 8:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. These classes will be held at their studio, Zabor Dance, which is located on the Downtown Mall at 109 2nd St. SE, on the second floor (above Atomic Burrito).

Each of these classes is $6 per person at the door, or for your convenience you can purchase a class card for only $20, which pays for any 4 of these classes and can be used for the Argentine Tango classes that are held on Thursdays. This class card has no expiration date.

Also for those people who are interested in practicing what they’ve learned or just for those who would like to become more efficient dancers in social settings, Edwin and Amberlyn will be offering an Open Dance Practica every Friday right after the Nightclub Salsa classes. The Practica will be held from 9-11 p.m. at Zabor Dance. The participants of the classes are welcome to stay for the Practica for free. However, if you don’t take the classes, but would like to come to the Practica, the cost will be $3 per person at the door.

For these classes and the Open Dance Practica, it is required that the participants either wear ballroom, jazz, character, tango, or ballet shoes, or bring a pair of old socks that can be worn over your normal shoes. Please do not wear street shoes, sneakers or slip-on sandals for they will not be allowed on the dance floor (even if they have never been used before). If you wear shoes that do not fit the requirements, we will ask you to take your shoes off.

In order for us to provide better service to you, we strongly suggest that you arrive at least five minutes prior to your class to give yourself enough time to sign-up and prepare. In previous classes we have experienced a large number of participants. So, to avoid confusion, you MUST sign-up before taking the class.


For questions or additional information, please contact Edwin Roa or Amberlyn Sasser at (434) 227-1709, visit us at our studio (109 2nd St. SE 2nd Floor in Downtown Charlottesville), or simply reply to zabordance@yahoo.com.



Tango Classes in Charlottesville

May 3, 2007 - Dec 31, 2007 8pm - 9pm

Downtown Mall 109 2nd St. SE on the second floor (above Atomic Burrito)
ATTENTION!! The Argentine Tango classes have been moved to THURSDAYS.

Starting Thursday, May 3rd, and every Thursday after, Edwin and Amberlyn will be offering two half hour group classes in Charlottesville. These classes will focus on Argentine Tango and are modeled after the classes offered in Richmond. Everyone is invited.

The beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango class will take place from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. And immediately following this class will be an intermediate/advance Argentine Tango class, which will commence at 8:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. These classes will be held at their studio, Zabor Dance, which is located on the Downtown Mall at 109 2nd St. SE, on the second floor (above Atomic Burrito).

Each of these classes is $6 per person at the door, or for your convenience you can purchase a class card for only $20, which pays for any 4 of these classes and can be used for the Nightclub Salsa classes that are held on Fridays. This class card has no expiration date.

Also for those people who are interested in practicing what they’ve learned or just for those who would like to become more efficient dancers in social settings, Edwin and Amberlyn offer a Milonga (Argentine Tango party) every Thursday, right after the Argentine Tango classes. The Milonga will be held from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (midnight) at Zabor Dance. The participants of the classes are welcome to stay for the Milonga for free. However, if you don’t take the classes, but would like to come to the Milonga, the cost will be $5 per person at the door. (More information about the Milongas is posted below in Article 7)

For these classes and the Milonga it is required that the participants either wear ballroom, jazz, character, tango, or ballet shoes, or bring a pair of old socks that can be worn over your normal shoes. Please do not wear street shoes, sneakers or slip-on sandals for they will not be allowed on the dance floor (even if they have never been used before). If you wear shoes that do not fit the requirements, we will ask you to take your shoes off.

In order for us to provide better service to you, we strongly suggest that you arrive at least five minutes prior to your class to give yourself enough time to sign-up and prepare. In previous classes we have experienced a large number of participants. So, to avoid confusion, you MUST sign-up before taking the class.

For questions or additional information, please contact Edwin Roa or Amberlyn Sasser at (434) 227-1709, visit us at our studio (109 2nd St. SE 2nd Floor in Downtown Charlottesville), or simply reply to zabordance@yahoo.com.