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March 2014

Loaves & Fishes needs volunteers to feed the needy

March 19 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a non-profit that gives groceries to over 1,200 low-income families per month, is in need of volunteers to assist with bagging groceries and distributing food.  No experience is necessary.  Join in the mission of Neighbors Nourishing Neighbors and help the less fortunate in our community.  To volunteer or for more information, email volunteers@cvilleloavesandfishes.org or call 434-996-7868.

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August 2014

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection presents Gurari – Saltwater Drinker

August 31 - December 21

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection presents Gurari – Saltwater Drinker, an exhibition of works by Melbourne-based artist Ricardo Idagi, the Collection’s third resident artist. The exhibition, which runs through December 21st, brings together nine of Idagi’s sculptural works that serve as visual memoirs of Mer (Murray Island), his home in the Torres Strait. Made with a variety of materials, from raffia and feathers to beer cans and wrought iron, the works comment on political and social issues facing Torres Strait Islanders today…

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September 2014

Computers4kids – call for volunteers

September 10 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
Computers 4 Kids,
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Computers4Kids is looking for passionate, excited and innovative mentors to join as volunteers for the newly started academic year. Computers4Kids is a Charlottesville nonprofit founded 12 years ago to improve low income youths’ computer & learning skills through caring mentorship , structured training, a vibrant learning environment, and access to a computer at home. The program uses computers as a catalyst for youth to challenge themselves, become engaged in their own learning, and realize greater possibilities academically, professionally, and for…

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October 2014

Second Street Gallery: You are Surrounded

October 1 @ 1:00 am - October 31 @ 1:00 pm
Second Street Gallery,
115 Second Street SE, Charlottesville, VA United States
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Second Street Gallery announces its October exhibition YOU ARE SURROUNDED, featuring four Virginia artists: Warren Craghead, Cynthia Henebry, Heide Trepanier, and Sarah Boyts Yoder.  As parents, the artists invite their children in—as inspiration, for subject matter, and occasionally, as helpers—to bridge the gap between family and practice, rather than thinking that they must sacrifice one to advance the other. This method suits each artist’s way of working – they are unfussy about time and space, and develop a cinéma verité…

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Meals on Wheels needs drivers

October 2 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
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Meals on Wheels needs drivers! Drivers typically drive one route a week at lunch time, delivering meals to neighbors in need. Clients look forward to receiving a hot meal and seeing a smiling face each day! This is a great opportunity for individuals, families, businesses or organizations. Please consider volunteering an hour of your time each week. For more information call Brittany at 434-566-9353 or send an email to brittany@cvillemeals.org.

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Photo IDs required to vote

October 4 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

Are you photo ID ready to vote November 4th? When you go to the polls to vote this year, you must show a valid photo ID issued by an employer, a Virginia school, the military, or any governmental agency. Your photo ID cannot have expired more than one year before the election. Photos are issued free by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the city or county registrar. Be photo ID ready and vote.

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Virginia Film Festival: Indigenous Filmmakers

October 12 @ 8:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia will showcase three films by indigenous filmmakers at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival: Ringtone, a documentary in which Australian aboriginal families offer glimpses into their lives and relationships through their choice of cellular ringtones; Drunktown’s Finest, a feature-length drama representing the variety of lifestyles on a Navajo reservation; and What We Do in the Shadows, a vampire comedy from New Zealand. As part of its ongoing mission to provide opportunities…

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Improv Course

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - December 2 @ 8:30 pm

If you’ve always wanted to try Improv, your chance is coming up soon. A new 8-course session of IMPROV 1 begins Tuesday, October 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Students learn techniques of listening and learn to create life-filled characters and spontaneous, hilarious scenes. No performance or comedy experience is necessary. Improv 1 is great for anyone’s spontaneity, creativity and humor and can be useful for anyone who needs to speak in public, audition or interview. It can work alone,…

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Donate a Tree to City’s Holiday Celebration

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - November 5 @ 5:00 pm

The City of Charlottesville is asking for the donation of a large tree for “Grand Illumination,” the city’s annual holiday celebration. The tree should be an evergreen, approximately 25 feet tall, and be accessible for removal by city staff. The resident who donates the selected tree will be recognized at the tree lighting. The illumination, which will also be accompanied by music and performances, will take place Friday, November 28th on the Downtown Mall. Anyone interested in donating a tree…

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