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.
American Heart Association decided to end the Charlottesville Heart Walk, which traditionally took place every fall. The inaugural Leaders of Impact campaign will launch on September 29 for World Heart Day. The annual Charlottesville Heart and Stroke Ball will continue in the spring. To attend a Heart Walk, consider the Roanoke Regional Heart Walk or the Richmond Heart Walk; both will take place on October 22. facebook.com/AmericanHeartVa.
Chat action team is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization serving Charlottesville and 12 surrounding counties to assist homeless cats with trap/neuter/return, placement, adoption, feral colony maintenance, food and support programs . Volunteers are welcome. action team.org.
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The Belvedere Center will present “The Center Soirée: Anchors Aweigh,” a cruise ship-themed fundraiser to benefit scholarships and the promotion of healthy aging, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. $250. firstname.lastname@example.org. thecentercville.org or (434) 220-9743.
Charlottesville Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. on September 13 at the Center du Belvédère. Civil War historian Stephen Cushman will speak on “The Generals’ Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Tell Us Today.” (434) 295-1927.
Charlottesville Newcomers Club will present its Fall Member Open House from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on September 15 at the Hillsdale Conference Center. Register for free at https://cvillenewcomers.com/hospitality-rsvp.
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 Avenue 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 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.
Greene County 4-H presents its fall flea market and plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24 in the parking lot outside the Greene County Extension Office. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships and youth programs. email@example.com or (434) 985-5236.
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 every month on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. hopva.org. (434) 817-6949.
Ivy Creek Foundation will present its annual reunion and Ivy Talk, “Albemarle’s Black Classrooms” by Lorenzo Dickerson, virtually at 1 p.m. on September 18. Free; pre-registration required at https://app.donorview.com/G8NKO. ivycreekfoundation.org.
IXFlix, a weekly series of free film screenings, features family activities at 6 p.m. on Fridays and a sunset screening of “Men in Black” at IX Art Park. Free. ixartpark, org.
JABA (Jefferson Area Council on Aging) will present its first Help Us Respond virtual fundraiser from Monday 9 a.m. to Friday 6 p.m. Examples can be seen on the JABA website and social media of the types of requests for help JABA receives each year. There are many ways to help, including making direct contributions online, sharing and commenting on social media posts, and signing up as a volunteer. www.facebook.com/events/609663900879520. jabacares.org.
Monticello Lake Fire Department and Rescue Team will perform its “Remembrance and Tribute” ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday in the 9/11 Memorial Community Garden at the Lake Monticello Fire Station in Palmyra. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Parkinson 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.
Master Gardeners of Piedmont 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.
Master Gardeners of Piedmont and Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering free informational meetings on how to become a master extension gardener at 6 p.m. September 29 at the Northside Library, 1 p.m. October 4 at the Gordon Avenue Library and 1 p.m. October 12 at the Crozet library. The meetings will offer details on attending the Extension Master Gardeners Training Class of 2023 for Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Applications for the course are due November 15. Applications: firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 872-4581. Information: https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/volunteer/devenir-un-maître-jardinier.
Piedmont Community College in Virginia will present virtual and in-person information sessions for prospective students. The next sessions will be at the PVCC with a 4 p.m. visit on September 14, a Zoom session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, and a session at the Louisa County Library at 5 p.m. on September 22. Free ; registration required. pvcc.edu/information-sessions-and– services.
Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services will present a Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop at 1 p.m. Wednesdays from September 14 through October 19 at the Madison Senior Center at 1490 N. Main St. in Madison. Free; pre-registration is required.
Rivanna River Gathering, which is scheduled for September 24, needs volunteers of all ages for its third annual community cleanup effort to remove litter in and around the Rivanna River watershed. Volunteers can choose from a number of cleanup sites that provide options for walking, wading and paddling. www.rivannariver.org/cleanups.
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.
Sickle Cell Blood Collection/Bone Marrow Registry an event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays in the lobby of the University of Virginia Battle Building. (434) 924-5770.
University of Virginia Classics Department will present “Editing Ovid’s Vestalia (Fasti 6.249-460)” by Stephen Heyworth, professor at Oxford University, at 5 p.m. on September 15 in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall. A reception will follow at the Classics Department. (434) 924-3008.
Virginia State Parks will require online reservations this year for managed deer hunts and other hunting opportunities. Create an online account in advance before the reservation period opens, as it may take some time to process account information. Reservations: https://reserveaparks.com/Web/. Details: www.dcr. virginia.gov/state-parks/hunting.
Walk to beat Alzheimer’s registration begins at 8 a.m. on October 22 at the CFA Institute. The Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. To register as a walker or team captain, or to inquire about sponsorship or volunteering, visit alz.org/cvillewalk or call (800) 272-3900.