Juggling Air Raid meets 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at ACAC Adventure Central. Free. The club welcomes all levels of experience and offers free lessons. juggler.bz.
Blue Ridge Community Church in Barboursville will present the Mothers Uplifting Mothers (MUMs) Family Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 27. The rain or shine event includes a bike rodeo presented by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, a bouncy house, face painting, food and games for all ages. Free. brcconline.org.
Burger and Bingo will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside North at 1770 Timberwood Blvd. Bingo books are $5; 10% of food sales will be donated to Living Free Together. livingfree2gether.org.
Chat action team is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization serving Charlottesville and 12 surrounding counties to assist homeless cats with trap/neuter/return, fostering, adoption, feral colony maintenance, food and support programs . Volunteers are welcome. catactionteam.org.
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Charlottesville Parks and Recreation has changed its hours of operation at the Onesty Family Aquatic Center and Washington Park Pool due to low lifeguard numbers, and one pool will be open each day. Lifeguards are being recruited; the special welcome daily admission offer will be extended until the pools are fully operational. Current hours of operation: The Onesty Family Aquatic Center at 300 Meade Ave. is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, (434) 295-7532; The Washington Park Pool at 1001 Preston Ave. is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, (434) 977-2607. (434) 970-3072.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation opened Spray Grounds locations for the 2022 season. The Spray Grounds will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Belmont Park, Forest Hills Park, Greenleaf Park and Tonsler Park. Free. www.charlottesville.gov/parksandrec.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation offers educational and recreational summer programs including Camp Shenandoah for ages 5-9 through Friday at the Carver Recreation Center and Camp Blue Ridge for ages 9-12 through Friday at the Key Recreation Center. Nutritious breakfasts and lunches are included. www.charlottesville.gov/summercamps.
Charlottesville Retreads recruits senior softball players at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Darden Towe Park. The program is for men 55+ and women 40+ and runs from April to November. http://charlottesville retreading.org. (434) 825-5304.
City of Charlottesville opened cooling centers until further notice. The Key Leisure Center is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Tonsler Leisure Center is open from noon to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays; it is closed on Sundays. The Central Library is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; it is also closed on Sundays. Water is accessible at all locations. www.charlottesville.org. (434) 970-3503.
Collecting food and funds for commissioners and cans, an annual partnership between the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia and the Virginia Federation of Food Banks, will accept non-perishable food outside the main entrance of Charlottesville City Hall, Ridge Fire Station Street, Fontaine Fire Station, US 250 Bypass Fire Station, and Charlottesville Police Department all August. Online donations will be accepted at https://www.brafb.org/commissioners/. www.charlottesville.gov.
Crescere Farm in Rochelle presents “The Milky Way and You” with Greg Redfern for ages 8 and up from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on August 20. Tickets at the door are $25, $15 for children 8-12; E-tickets are $20 and $10. Bring your own blankets, chairs, pillows, binoculars, cameras, telescopes and red flashlights. Refreshments will be available around the campfire. The event is part of the 2022 Crescere Stargazing series. www.crescerefarm.com.
Piedmont Hospice offers general bereavement drop-in groups at 3 p.m. Wednesdays on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. Remembering Our Children, a support group for parents who have lost children, takes place at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. hopva.org. (434) 817-6949.
IXFlix, a weekly series of free film screenings, features family activities at 6 p.m. on Fridays and a sunset screening of “Do the Right Thing” at IX Art Park. The series runs until August 19. Free. ixartpark, org.
Family event Living together freely will take place on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at King Family Vineyards in Crozet. Free. Bring a chair for comfort and picnic food to share; fried chicken and bottled water will be provided. livingfree2gether.gmail.com. (804) 218-5505.
Parkinson’s Care Partners Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Center du Belvédère. The meeting is part of the Virginia Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Virginia Information and Referral Center within the UVa Health System. (434) 974-7756.
Piedmont Master Gardeners will continue its free in-person classes in garden basics with “The Fall Vegetable Garden” on September 17 at Trinity Episcopal Church at 1118 Preston Ave. The program also includes “Why and how to reduce the use of chemicals in your yard and garden” on November 17, 19. Register in advance for the courses on https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/. (434) 872-4581.
Piedmont Community College in Virginia will present virtual and in-person information sessions for prospective students. The next session will be a session at the Nelson Memorial Library at 4 p.m. Thursday, sessions via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and September 8, sessions at the PVCC with visits at 4 p.m. on September 7 and 14, and a session at the Louisa County Library. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. Fall classes begin Aug. 22. Free; registration required. pvcc.edu/information-sessions-and-services.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative reminds everyone that Thursday, which falls from the 8th to the 11th, is National Safe Digging Day. The annual celebration draws attention to the need to visit va811.com two to three days before any digging project to help prevent dangerous accidental contact with underground power lines. myrec.coop.
Scottville Museum reopened. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through October. Free; donations accepted. museum.avenue.org. (434) 286-2247.
Seas the Day Veterans Day Outdoors will begin at noon on August 29 at Walnut Creek Park in North Garden, with guest speaker Jeffrey Boecker at 1 p.m. The sixth annual event includes fishing, family entertainment and picnics by Mission BBQ. Free. Details and registration: https://cville-seastheday-2022.eventbrite.com.
Sierra Club will present a virtual program from Adam Ventre of Hexagon Energy on the Woodridge Solar Installation Project for Southern Albemarle County at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Free; pre-register on act.sierraclub.org. (434) 996-0392.
The soul of Cville offers a tribute to black excellence at 6 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at IX Art Park. Friday’s events include the IX Flix screening of “Do the Right Thing” and a 9 Pillars Hip-Hop Showcase after-party at 10 p.m. at Looking Glass. Saturday events include a fashion show, black vendors and artisans, creative art projects, and access to The Looking Glass. Sunday brings a pop-up roller skating event by De La Roll with music by local DJs. Free. ixartpark.org.
University of Virginia Police Department accepts book bag donations and cash donations and recruits volunteers for the annual back-to-school party. Donations of new schoolbags will be accepted in the lobby of police headquarters at 2304 Ivy Road until Friday. (434) 531-5600.
Charlottesville Purple Wreath The free family movie series ends at 11 a.m. Wednesday with a screening of “The Wiz.” charlottesville.violetcrown.com.