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The Magic of Butterflies and Moths

Aug 27, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm

Fluvanna Public Library 214 Commons Blvd. Palmyra, VA 22963
Nel Stofberg will talk about and display exhibits on butterflies and moths and their life cycle; for children and adults

Carol Parkerson (434) 589-5603

Mix & Mingle with Outdoor Adventure Social Club FREE FOOD & MEMBERSHIP TIME!

Aug 2, 2011 6pm

Mono Loco, 200 West Water Street Charlottesville, VA 22902
OASC is your source for four seasons of natural exercise and social connection in a diverse, friendly community. The general public is invited to join us for this special event to learn more!

* ~50 people expected!
* FREE hors d'oeuvres while they last, so please come close to 6pm!
* Happy Hour great specials (cash bar)
* Membership special for first-timers: 20 DAYS FREE added on to Flexi-plans
* TACO NIGHT! Dinner specials (if you choose to dine)

RSVP to Kiara at

Please bring a credit or debit card if you might join the club.

We're pleased to guarantee that all physical activities are organized by highly skilled volunteer Leaders with First Aid and CPR certification.

Our adventures are priced at cost; OASC does not make any money on any of the activities, and group discount savings are passed directly to participants.

* 200+ Members! Ages 19 to 70s
* ~1-3 activities daily: Indoors and Out, Physical and Social
* Beginners-Advanced Welcome
* Gear provided
* More about us
* Find us on Facebook!
* Adventure Types & Testimonials at

Kiara McCadden
434 760 HIKE (4453)

Outdoor Adventure Social Club: Spring Adventures Blitz/Free Week!

May 9, 2011 - May 15, 2011 All Week

Central VA
Outdoor Adventure Social Club invites members of the community to join us for outdoor recreation and social activities, no membership required this week only! see for details

Matt Rosefsky
434-760-HIKE (4453)

Earth Day: Wildlife at Work

Apr 22, 2011 1:30 - 2:30pm

Charlottesville Senior Center
Loss of Biodiversity More Important Issue than Global Climate Change

Naturalist Marlene Condon, the author of The Nature-friendly Garden (Stackpole Books), will be giving an Earth Day presentation, Wildlife at Work, at the Charlottesville Senior Center on April 22 at 1:30 PM. This presentation is free and open to the public.

According to Condon, the environmental focus nowadays is on global climate change, but a much more pressing issue is the loss of biodiversity. She explains that humans can adapt to most consequences of changing weather patterns, but they can't easily step into the roles played by disappearing wildlife. Condon maintains that a variety of wildlife is required to keep the environment habitable for mankind.

In this 45-minute slide show, the photographer shares images of wildlife working in her yard to keep it—and the environment— functioning properly. She will also illustrate how people can create their own nature-friendly gardens in which Mother Nature furnishes, free of charge, most of the labor!

Condon’s book will be available for purchase. If you have questions, please call (434) 823-8150.

Marlene A Condon
(434) 823-8150

Rivanna River Sojourn

Apr 16, 2011 8:30am - 5pm

Rivanna River
Experience The Rivanna

The Rivanna Conservation Society (RCS), Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (BRMS) and their partners are hosting a professionally guided, family friendly paddle along the beautiful Rivanna River. You may choose to participate on one or both days of the event.

1st Leg April 16
Milton/Shadwell to Palmyra with lunch at Crofton
(16.5 Miles)

2nd Leg April 17
Palmyra to Columbia with lunch at Hell’s Bend Farm
(16.0 Miles)

Robbi Savage 434-977-4837

How a Botanical Garden Enriches a Community

Apr 8, 2011 12pm - 2pm

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

Karen V. Lilleleht

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