TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 9:30 AM
Open Summer Playtime
Charlottesville Waldorf School – Please join us this summer! Open Playtime in an Early Childhood Waldorf Classroom & Play Yard Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Invitation to come play! Build forts, play in costumes, roll trucks along beams and boards, cook in the play kitchen, and delve into the joy of imaginative play. Bring your preschool and kindergarten-age children to explore our classroom, sandbox, swing set, and enjoy a casual gathering with other families. This gathering is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at http://www.cwaldorf.org/visiting.html if you are planning on attending.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:30 AM
Basic Spiral
Studio Baboo – Whether you choose primary colors that pop or soothing subtle tones, the Basic Spiral is easy to make and fun to wear. You may not have time to finish your whole project in class, but you'll leave class knowing how to do the Basic Spiral stitch, how to add a focal bead and attach a clasp. Not all students will finish their project in class but should be able to confidently complete it at home. This is a good project for students who are new to seed bead stitching as well as seasoned stitchers. As always, patience and a positive attitude are helpful! Level: Beginner and up. Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable using a needle and thread. date to see if it is appropriate. Not all students will finish the project in class but will be able to confidently finish it at home. Fee: $40 plus materials. Advance registration required.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 2:30 PM
Dare to Design: Architectural Design at the Central Library
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – Build your imagination and hone your design skills with materials that will challenge your mind and creativity. Made for thinkers, designers, explorers, investigators, builders, and tinkerers! Grades 3-6 July 26 Architectural Design: Design your dream space. Create a large-scale architecture-style drawing on over-sized paper. Required registration begins May 31. Call 434.979.7151 x3 to sign up for any or all classes.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 3:30 PM
Meet-a-Week
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – For grades 6-12 Every Wednesday afternoon during June and July, the meeting room will be open from 3:30-5pm. Join other Greene County teens for games, crafts, book club and other activities. Join in the organized activity, or do your own thing. June 7: Origami Experiments (registration required for class participation, but not for Meet-a-Week.) June 14: Teen Advisory Board. June 21: Open activities June 28: Bibliophiles Book Club discussion of "The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place" by Julie Berry July 5: Open activities July 12: Teen Advisory Board July 19: Bottle Cap Crafts (registration required for class participation.) July 26: Bibliophiles Book Club discussion of "American Shaolin" by Matthew Polly
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 3:30 PM
Bibliophiles: a teen book club
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – Grades 8-12. Registration is recommended and ongoing. New members are always welcome. Join other teen book lovers to discuss titles chosen by the group. The first 8 teens to arrive at each meeting receive a copy of the next month’s book. May 24: :"Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking" by Susan Cain June 28: "The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place" by Julie Berry July 26: "American Shaolin" by Matthew Polly No August meeting.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 4:00 PM
MPO Policy Board
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission – The MPO is the policy decision-making body for the purpose of carrying out continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning and programming process* in the City of Charlottesville and the urbanized area of Albemarle County immediately surrounding the City. The Policy board consists of elected officials, agency representatives, and citizens who have final authority in making decisions for the MPO. Policy Board Webpage: http://campo.tjpdc.org/committees/policy-board/
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 27 @ 9:00 PM
Zen Mother with EIR, Space Saver, and Nu Depth
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall – Zen Mother with E.I.R., Space Saver, and Nu Depth Wednesday, July 26 Doors 7 PM - Show 9 PM $7 General Admission Tickets on sale NOW: bit.ly/ZenMotherTix About Zen Mother: Multi-instrumentalists, Monika Khot and Adam Wolcott Smith (ex-Invisible Hand/Y'ALL), formed Zen Mother after trading musical secrets in a windowless warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. They quickly decided to weave their furtive styles together, creating new heavy, electronic-rock based landscapes, while simultaneously uprooting themselves and relocaticing to Seattle, WA. The music is dynamic in nature, lending itself to sonic focus and harnessing control of the mind. On their upcoming LP, I Was Made To Be Like Her, Industrial harshness is flawlessly paired with ambient beauty all alongside the ever-pervasive feeling of torment. Already garnering high acclaim in Seattle by KEXP and The Stranger, with the latter’s Dave Segal writing, “[I Was Made To Be Like Her] stands as one of the most distinctively tenebrous and beautiful rock records likely to come out of Seattle in 2017”, Zen Mother is entering a rarified territory within the Pacific Northwest that can only continue to expand.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
Hospital Cam
Wildlife Center of Virginia – Join us on Critter Cam 1 for our monthly Hospital Cam! See a wildlife hospital in action as daily treatments start at 9:00 a.m. Maybe you'll see an opossum getting fluids, a hawk getting tube-fed, an eagle's bandage change, or turtle blood work! http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/critter-cam-1
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Home Sweet Habitat
Wildlife Center of Virginia – Join the Wildlife Center of Virginia at the numerous Rappahannock Regional Library branch locations. Home Sweet Habitat - Building a Better World for Wildlife Join us for this presentation about Virginia wildlife and meet three live wild animal ambassadors. You'll learn what makes 'home sweet home' for each animal and how you can 'build a better world' for wild animals by protecting their habitats.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 11:30 AM
Snowflake Earrings
Studio Baboo – These festive holiday earrings are fun and easy to stitch. Perfect as a Secret Santa gift and are charming as a package decoration. Level: All. Students will finish one Snowflake in class and will be able to confidently finish the other one at home. Thanks to The BeadSmith and Nela Kabelova for sharing this pattern. Fee: $25 includes beads/ *Students must provide needles, thread and findings. Advance registration required.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 12:30 PM
Rich Dad Education Offers Free Stock Success Workshops in Charlottesville
Rich Dad Education – Rich Dad Education, a leader in providing financial education is holding free Stock Success Workshops in the Richmond area. THE STOCK SUCCESS WORKSHOP is Rich Dad Education's 2-hour free training designed to show you how to build wealth through the stock market. We'll give you the opportunity to learn what the market pros know and use everyday to make money in the stock market - no matter which way prices are headed! You'll learn specific techniques that can help you predict the direction of a specific stock, an industry in general or the market as a whole including: Fundamental Stock Analysis Charting Identifying The Best Entry Point Reducing Risks Protecting Your Trades With Stops And Exits Options Marketing Scanning And So Much More! Receive a Valuable Silver Bar just for Attending! 5 Gram .999 Pure Silver Investment Grade Ingot from Northwest Territorial Mint Sealed in a plastic sleeve to protect your investment PLUS! A chance to win a tablet! One lucky person each week will win a brand new tablet! All you have to do is show up to be eligible to win. Following are the dates and locations for the upcoming workshops: Thursday, July 27th, 2017 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM The DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Charlottesville 990 Hilton Heights Road Charlottesville, VA 22901 Rich Dad Education urges anyone who is interested in learning more about the knowledge and tools necessary to trade in today’s opportunity-rich markets to attend this event. Attendees will also receive a gift for attending. To register, call 800-473-9215 or Click Here to Register Now. *Robert Kiyosaki will not attend this event. **Additional Rich Dad Education products and services will be offered for sale.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 3:30 PM
Home Sweet Habitat
Wildlife Center of Virginia – Join the Wildlife Center of Virginia at the numerous Rappahannock Regional Library branch locations. Home Sweet Habitat - Building a Better World for Wildlife Join us for this presentation about Virginia wildlife and meet three live wild animal ambassadors. You'll learn what makes 'home sweet home' for each animal and how you can 'build a better world' for wild animals by protecting their habitats.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Dinner & Music: Fritz Berry w/ David Ibbeken & JD D'Errico
The Market at Grelen – Please join us on the Stone Terrace, Thursday, July 27th, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. to continue the Dinner & Music Series! Live music by Fritz Berry w/ David Ibbeken & JD D'Errico and a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Thomas. Pre-purchase dinner & music tickets (menu below) for $25 per person or just come and enjoy the music for a cover charge of $5. Local Wine, Hard Cider & Beer will be available for purchase! Concerts will occur rain or shine as the event will be moved to our beautiful Orchard Overlook Tent in the event of inclement weather. DINNER MENU: Chicken with Tomato & Olive Garlic Sauce Risotto Cake Ricotta Stuffed Summer Squash Wild Berry Pana Cotta Water & Tea
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Yoga at IX with Cora Houghton
IX Art Park – Enjoy two days of yoga goodness a week with Yoga at IX Art Park with Cora Houghton!! Yoga at IX is now offered on Tuesdays AND Thursdays 5:30-6:40pm. Class meets near the geometric/ butterfly/ beach mural which is adjacent to the Dream Big mural. These classes are offered on a Pay-What-You-Can basis, $5-15. Cash or check only. Please bring your own mat. Optional things to bring: your best friend, your A-game, your neighbor, your party pants, your favorite co-worker, your sneakers to sprint to Brazos and grab some tacos, a water bottle. Weather looking iffy? Check our facebook page an hour before class, and we’ll have an update on whether or not class is happening. About Cora: Cora loves being a co-pilot with her students on their yoga journey. Practicing for over a decade, she is continually awed by the power of yoga to increase wellness, enjoyment, connection and healing. She has been teaching adults since 2014, introducing yoga to beginners and also working with students with up to 20 plus years of practice (sometimes in the same class!). She has taught children’s yoga for many years and currently has experience with students from the ages of 1 up to 65 years young. Cora creates and guides practices that encourage body appreciation, strength, joy and playfulness, along with relaxation, long term stability, comfort and ease. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga. She is also experienced in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bhakti, Kundalini, Yin and AcroYoga, Pilates and massage therapy. Cora wants to make yoga accessible to more (all) people.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Castor Oil Packs made Easy
The Elderberry - Community Herbs and Healing – Learn how to use castor oil topically to address issues such as constipation, fibroids, injuries, scar tissue from surgery and so much more! Castor oil packs need not be a messy time consuming enterprise. Dawn developed her technique of using herb-infused castor oil for Abdominal Therapy.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
All-Comers Summer Track Meets
Charlottesville Track Club – The club's original race series, All-Comers Summer Track Meets, established in the summer of 1975, continues its long term streak of providing an opportunity for folks of all ages and abilities to race distances from 100 meters to 5K. Join us every THURSDAY in July. Volunteers are always appreciated! Kids receive a track ribbon for each event! How it Works 1. Pay just one entry fee per person ($2 nonmembers / $1 members) at the registration table (beginning at 6 PM every THURSDAY in July). 2. Enter as many events as you like! (Price is per person, NOT per event!) For adults and children 10+, please fill out a label (name & age) for each event you plan to run. There is no need to write the event on the label, just your name and age! For kids' events with participants under the age of 10, you do NOT need to fill out a label. We will only have official finish times for open events and heats with children who are 10+ years old. For relays, enter all runners names on ONE label. The last person on the relay will wear the label. 3. Pin the labels to your shirt/shorts. Get to the starting line and RUN! 4. At the finish line a volunteer will take your label for the official race results sheet. That's it!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Snowflake Earrings
Studio Baboo – These festive holiday earrings are fun and easy to stitch. Perfect as a Secret Santa gift and are charming as a package decoration. Level: All. Students will finish one Snowflake in class and will be able to confidently finish the other one at home. Thanks to The BeadSmith and Nela Kabelova for sharing this pattern. Fee: $25 includes beads. Students must provide needles, thread and findings. Advance registration required.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Swing Swap ~ July 27th at The Senior Center
Charlottesville Swing Dance Society (CSDS) – SWING SWAP ~ CSDS' FREE Weekly Dance Practice Hosted by Charlottesville Swing Dance Society www.cvilleswingdance.com/swing-swap/ When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Where: Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, C-ville 22901 Hosts: Lisa Morales + Kevin Sumter (+ Guest Hosts on occasion!) *************************************************************** JULY 27th, 2017: Swing Swap moves to the Senior Center again this summer! It's still the same friendly, welcoming environment with no partner required, all levels welcome! The Dynamic Duo of Lisa Morales and Kevin Sumter are our Hosts/DJs for the evening. Lisa and Kevin are CSDS' and Charlottesville's dance ambassadors extraordinaire. They've been hosting Swing Swap for years and welcomed dozens of new dancers to CSDS and the greater C-ville dance community. They'll play a nice mix of music for West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Country 2-Step, Nightclub 2-Step and Hustle, for starts! 6:30 - 7:30 PM Beginner West Coast Swing Lesson by Kevin & Lisa - Free for Senior Center Members - $10 for non-Senior Center Members 7:30 - 9:00 PM Open Dancing - Free for Everyone! **************************************************************** SUMMER SCHEDULE: 1) We'll be at the Senior Center through September. 2) Kevin and Lisa will teach a Beginner West Coast Swing lesson from 6:30-7:30 pm starting June 8th through August 31st (except for June 29th and July 6th) which is free for Senior Center members and $10 for everyone else. **************************************************************** Code of Conduct: http://cvilleswingdance.com/csds-code-of-conduct/ Charlottesville Swing Dance Society (CSDS) www.cvilleswingdance.com cvilleswingdance@gmail.com ****************************************************************
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 - Aug 6 @ 7:00 PM
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Aldersgate United Methodist Church – A Midsummer Night's Dream Show Information Aldersgate UMC and Black Box Player's are partnering this summer to bring you Shakespeare's much loved comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Girl meets boy... Girl falls in love with boy.... Girl loses boy when mischievous fairies intervene and make the boy fall for another girl. Girl wins boy back with the help of a little more fairy magic! This fun adaptation will be full of laughs, dancing and musical surprises making it the perfect chance to introduce even the youngest child to Shakespeare! Performances are FREE and will be held nightly at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 27th thru Sunday, July 30th and Thursday, August 3rd thru Sunday, August 6th in the Reed Room. Please be sure to invite your friends to join you! Picnic Dinner Theatre Information "A Midsummer Night's Picnic" will be held on Saturday, August 5th at 5:45 in the Fellowship Hall at AUMC. Tickets for the Picnic are $7.00 for adults & $5.00 for the children's meal (12 yrs and under). The menu includes Fried Chicken*, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Lemonade, Dessert. Children may choose the child's Fried Chicken leg dinner or a hot dog & chips. *The Fried Chicken is from Wayside Deli. How To Reserve Tickets Tickets for the shows and picnic dinner theatre are available online at blackboxplayers.com or by calling (434) 218-3148. or at the door starting a 1/2 hour before each performance.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
A Lego Brickumentary
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library – A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys. (2014, 93 minutes, rated G) Free film & refreshments.