Selected Community Events

Save Email Print Bookmark and Share

Holistic Healing Webinar

Jun 18, 2012 7pm

Online webinar
Holistic Healing webinars are a recorded lecture series designed for the person looking for at-home healing as well as the professional seeking to have a safe, simple and effective means of furthering the depth and speed of the healing of their clients.
The subject of choice for this particular series is the book, “Holistic Healing; Age Reversal and Body Rejuvenation Made Easy!” by Catherine Ferrier Smith. Receive direction and deeper understanding for at-home Holistic Healing remedies and practices for healing and age reversal. Attend any or all of the series sessions. If you are unable to participate in a particular session, the download will be available shortly after the webinar ($45 each).
Catherine Ferier Smith is a Reiki Master. You will receive sufficient instruction and attunements to allow you to practice Reiki on yourself and others.
When: The third 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-holistic-healing/

Catherine Smith
757-714-1712



Computer Help

Feb 27, 2012 11:30am

Feb 13, 2012 11:30am

Feb 6, 2012 11:30am

Jan 30, 2012 11:30am

Jan 23, 2012 11:30am

Gordon Avenue Library
Meet with a library staff member for help in a variety of computer skills. Sign up for just one or a whole series. Registration is required; call 296-5544 or visit the Reference Desk to sign up. Mondays, 11:30am-1pm.

gordon@jmrl.org


Learn the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's disease

Jan 26, 2012 6pm-7pm

Fluvanna County Public Library in Palmyra
Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s.


At this presentation, you will learn the 10 Warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. Along with the advice of a doctor, these signs are critical to detecting Alzheimer's. Early detection, diagnosis and intervention are all vital to developing a plan for the future.


We will also discuss the formation of a caregiver support group and a 3-6 week caregiver educational series in Fluvanna County.


Thursday, January 26, 2012
6:00pm- 7:00pm


Fluvanna County Public Library
214 Commons Blvd., Palmyra, VA


For information, call Andrea Gaines at (434) 973-6122, ext. 117 or email andrea.gaines@alz.org.




Andrea Gaines
(434) 973-6122, ext. 117



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



Download audiobooks & eBooks

Feb 11, 2012 3pm

Gordon Avenue Library
Learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks for Kindles, nooks, iPads/iPhones, and other electronic readers. Registration is required; call 296-5544 or visit the Library to sign up.

gordon@jmrl.org


Rivanna Master Naturalist Training Session

Jan 5, 2012 7pm

Mt. Zion First African Baptist Churck, Lankford Boulevard
Become a Virginia Master Naturalist
Information Sessions free and open to the public
Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 7:00 pm, Ivy Creek Natural Area
Thursday, January 5, 2012, 7:00 PM, Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church
Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7:00 PM, Ivy Creek Natural Area

If you enjoy the outdoors and want to volunteer to conserve our local natural heritage, consider becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist. The Rivanna Chapter’s next training session will be held Tuesday evenings and some Saturdays from February 14 through May 22 at the Ivy Creek Natural Area.

Those interested in the program are welcome to attend this free, informational meeting in the Education Center at Ivy Creek Natural Area. For more information and an application, visit http://www.vmn-rivanna.org or contact Laura Seale at 434-974-7233.

The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is open to all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.



Laura Seale 434-974-7233


Buying and Financing a Foreclosed Home

Nov 3, 2011 6pm-8pm

Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union 3300 Berkmar Drive
You’ve seen the ads for buying foreclosed homes. Is there a bargain out there just ripe for the picking? How easy is it to buy one of these homes? This introductory class outlines the steps involved in buying a foreclosed home and provides valuable tips and warnings. You’ll also learn about the special financing restrictions that apply to foreclosed homes and how they may impact your choice of property. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union
434-964-2001



OH BABY!

Oct 27, 2011 6:30pm-8:30pm

UVA's McLeod Hall School of Nursing
Parents-to-be are invited to join us for a special night!
Refreshments by Relay Foods
Great door prizes
Helpful take home materials for all parents to be

Educational Topics:
Tricks for calming a fussy baby
Good sleep habits from the start
Top ten things you need to know about breastfeeding
before your baby is born
Post partum: the good, the bad and the ugly
and a question and answer session with UVA Physicians


434 924 9920 to register


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



Preparing Your Home for Winter

Oct 26, 2011 6pm-7:30pm

Berkmar Branch of UVA Community Credit Union, 3300 Berkmar Drive
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. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union, 434-964-2001


Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather Part 1

Oct 13, 2011 5:30pm - 7pm

ecoRemod Energy House, 608 Ridge Street, Charlottesville
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 to get your home ready for the cold temperatures. This workshop is the best way to get started. Seating is limited! Register online at www.leap-va.org/greenmatters or call 434-227-4666 today!

LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Partners)
434-227-4666



Candidate Forum

Oct 11, 2011 7:30pm

Victory Hall - Council Chambers, Scottsville, VA
Candidates for the Albemarle County Scottsville District Supervisor seat, Mr. Christopher Dumler and Mr. James Norwood, will debate the issues and answer your questions. Hosted by The Scottsville Community Chamber of Commerce and The League of Women Voters. Public welcome.

Website: www.goscottsvilleva.com Tel: 434-286-6000 Email: scccpresident@gmail.com


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


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



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


Outdoor Adventure Social Club Info Session and Adventure Photography Slideshow

Jun 30, 2011 7pm

Central Library Branch
Come learn about this diverse, friendly community of adults. Our leaders are an amazing resource, experts who organize indoor and outdoor, physical and social activites so you can simply sign up, show up, and enjoy!

Free refreshments provided.

We will start the slide show at right about 7, so please do try to arrive by 7:00pm.

HIGHLIGHTS of Outdoor Adventure Social Club:

• ~1 to 3 adventures offered daily (weekday evenings, and weekends)
• ~200+ Members (ages 18 to 70s) in the Charlottesville / Richmond / Lynchburg / Staunton / Harrisonburg / Culpeper / Ruckersville / Waynesboro area.
• Beginners through advanced welcome
• Gear and training are provided

• ALL physical activity leaders trained in First Aid and CPR for your safety

• DISCOUNTS at local businesses!

INDOOR ADVENTURES: bowling ~ broomball ~ concerts ~ cooking club ~ craft-making ~ dancing ~ foreign language conversation ~ games ~ happy hours ~ ice skating ~ movies ~ pot lucks ~ racquetball ~ restaurants ~ theater ~ volleyball ~ wallyball ~ wine-tastings ~ yoga ~ & more!

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: backpacking ~ beach ~ biking (mountain, road) ~ bonfire pot luck ~ camping ~ canoeing ~ caving ~ dodgeball ~ frisbee golf ~ fruit-picking ~ high cables challenge course ~ hiking ~ horseback riding ~ hot air ballooning ~ kayaking ~ kickball ~ meteor shower-viewing ~ mini-golf ~ paintball ~ rafting ~ rock climbing ~ running ~ sand volleyball ~ skiing (cross-country, downhill) ~ snowboarding ~ snowshoeing ~ swimming ~ tennis ~ tubing (river, snow) ~ ultimate frisbee ~ via ferrata ~ volunteering ~ & more!

www.outdoorsocial.com

Kiara McCadden
(434) 760-HIKE (4453)



Cultivating Cool Cats with Joan Miller

Jun 28, 2011 TBA

Caplin Auditorium at UVA Law School
What the Meow?! Learn to chat with your cat!

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, Charlottesville Cat Care Clinic & the UVA School of Law Bob Barker Program in Animal Rights invite you to the most informative and entertaining presentation about cats that you have ever seen.

SPCA (434) 964-3305


Play or Peak Performance—Gains & Pains for Active Girls & Athletes

Jun 10, 2011 8am - 4:45pm

Alumni Hall, 211 S Emmet St, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Expert speakers will examine the importance of physical activity and sports participation for the physical, mental and developmental health of girls, teens, and young women; risks involved; and ways that the benefits from such participation can be maximized and risks minimized.


Miriam Bender
434-220-4500



African American Gardens and Foodways at Monticello

Jun 4, 2011 10am - 4pm

Jun 5, 2011 10am - 4pm

Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson
The garden comes alive with costumed interpreters demonstrating 19th-century cooking techniques and gardening methods. Learn how to use period gardening tools, pull weeds from Jefferson’s garden and help harvest seasonable vegetables by hand. Monticello gardeners share their expertise on seed varieties and how food moved from garden to table during Jefferson’s time. Kids can clean and sort seeds at our Mountaintop Activity Center and plant their own flower to taken home with them. Enjoy stories of plantation community life and join guided tours of Monticello’s gardens and Mulberry Row.

Included in price of admission

Monticello Ticket Office, 434-984-9822


Blue Ridge Toastmasters - 1st Annual Distinguished Local Speaker Series

May 17, 2011 7pm - 8:45pm both nights

May 31, 2011 7pm - 8:45pm both nights

Albemarle County Office Building
The Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club is proud to sponsor a special event coming to the Charlottesville, VA area, the Blue Ridge Toastmasters – 1st Annual Distinguished Local Speaker Series.
The Distinguished Local Speaker Series will be a series of talks over two evenings from leaders within the local community that will speaking about the importance of good public speaking skills in their professions.

One of the goals of the series was to recognize diverse thinkers who can relate how public speaking impacts them and their work. Distinguished Local Speakers should be dedicated to the community and have a great love for the Charlottesville area – both of the speakers more than fall into this category.
Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club is proud to announce the two speakers for the Distinguished Local Speaker Series this year will be Charlottesville Mayor – Dave Norris, and Joe Thomas of Charlottesville. Joe is the program director for a local news/talk radio station as well as a local and regional radio talk show host.
Mr. Thomas will be speaking on May 17th and Mayor Norris will speak on May 31st.

The series is being held at the Albemarle County Office Building, 2nd floor and will begin at 7:00 P.M. both nights. Both sessions are free and open to the public.

The speakers will present their speech to the audience, and will be followed by a regular meeting of the Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club, which is always free and open to the public – guests are always welcome to sit in and attend to see how they can improve their own public speaking skills.

Come out and enjoy two great evenings with our Distinguished Local Speakers and stay to find out how to improve your speaking skills, leadership skills, and self-confidence. For more information about the Blue Ridge Toastmasters – 1st Annual Distinguished Local Speaker Series, go to www.brtm.avenue.org, e-mail charlottesvilletoastmasters@gmail.com, or call 434-964-1803.


Morgan Saxby
434-964-1803



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



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



Jefferson Birthday Commemoration to feature TJF medalist Peter G. Peterson

Apr 13, 2011 10am

Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Foundation, West Lawn
Peter G. Peterson will be the featured speaker at Monticello's commemoration of Jefferson's 268th birthday at Monticello.
Peterson is the 2011 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Citizen Leadership, one of the highest honors presented by U.Va. and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Held in conjunction with Founder's Day at the University of Virginia, the ceremony includes music by the U.S. Army's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and a presentation of wreaths honoring Jefferson.

This event is free and open to the public (admission is required for house tours)

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 434.984.9822


Funeral information Meeting

Apr 10, 2011 2pm

JABA, 674 Hillsdale Dr. Charlottesville 22901
Advance Planning for Final Arrangements - Decisions, Costs and Options

Lois 434 972-2402


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


How a Botanical Garden Enriches a Community

Apr 8, 2011 12pm - 2pm

CitySpace
You are invited to a speakers forum, How A Botanical Garden Enriches a Community, on April 8th, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at CitySpace.

Participants are Norman Burns, Executive Director of the Maymont Botanical Garden; Kennon Williams, ASLA Landscape Architecture; Marsha Lea, Principal, ASLA, LEED AP, an expert in designing and planning botanical gardens; Keith Tomlinson, Garden Manager, Meadowlark Botanical Garden.
Pack a lunch and join us!

For more information, contact Helen Flamini at hflamini@gmail.com


Karen V. Lilleleht
434-296-8291



Advocacy in Hard Times: Resenting Marginalized Groups in Times of Crisis

Mar 25, 2011 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Dara Strolovtich of the University of Minnesota for a GAGE colloquium, “Advocacy in Hard Times: Resenting Marginalized Groups in Times of Crisis,” on Friday, March 25, 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 23, 2011. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan


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


NanoDays at UVa

Mar 19, 2011 9am - 3pm

Wilsdorf Hall, 395 McCormick Road
UVa NanoDays Open House is a fun and interactive chance to learn all about nanotechnology--what it is, how it might impact your life, and what is currently happening here at UVa. This event is family-friendly, informative, fun and free; so come and find out what the Nano buzz is all about!
http://www.virginia.edu/nanostar/nanodays_2011.html

Beth Beal
434-982-5892



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



Progressivism's Holy Grail - Obama and Health-Care Reform

Feb 18, 2011 12:30pm - 2pm

The Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Jim Morone of Brown University for a GAGE colloquium, “Progressivism’s Holy Grail- Obama and Health-Care Reform,” on Friday, February 18, 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. RSVP required to gage@virginia.edu. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Muligan


Build Basic Budget

Feb 10, 2011 6pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch 3300 Berkmar Drive
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


Engaging the Mind Talk with UVa Professors

Mar 17, 2011 6pm - 7:15pm

Culbreth Theater; 109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, Va 22904
In partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Engaging the Mind Program will feature three UVa professors in a thought-provoking discussion about our rights—civil rights, women’s rights and human rights. Professors Lawrie Balfour (book: Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Dubois), Tomiko Brown-Nagin (book: Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement) and Denise Walsh (book: Women's Rights in Democratizing States) will lead us in an engaging discussion. Join us as these scholars discuss their books and the rights we have as US citizens.


Dana Mays
434-982-4491



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



Super Saturday

Feb 5, 2011 10am - 2pm

Piedmont Virginia Community College
This annual event invites college-bound students of all ages to receive free information about financial aid for college and assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the FAFSA, students and parents must bring identification information, W-2 Forms and recent tax return documents. A complete list of required documents is available at www.vasfaa.org. PVCC will have computers available for attendees to apply for federal aid electronically.
The event also will include a financial aid workshop that explains the federal and state financial aid process. Volunteer financial aid experts will assist parents and students of all grade levels as well as adults interested in furthering their education.

434.961.6551


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



School Boards: Are they for you?

Jan 19, 2011 7pm

Burley Middle School
Panel discussion about how to participate and run for school boards

Bob Gibson, (434) 982-4998


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.