June 16 Activities | The buzz
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.
Albemarle County School Board will make proposed learning resources for elementary language arts and social studies available to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays until June 30, excluding school holidays, on the third floor of the Albemarle County office building at 401 McIntire Road. Check in with the receptionist on the third floor upon arrival. Staff will consider public comments at the July 14 school board meeting. k12alba marle.org. (434) 296-5820.
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.
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.
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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.char lotsesville.gov/parksandrec.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation offers educational and recreational summer programs, including Camp Shenandoah for ages 5-9 June 22-July 29 at Burnley-Moran Elementary School and August 1-12 at Carver Recreation Center, Camp Blue Ridge for ages 9-12 from June 22-July 29 at Walker Upper Elementary School and August 1-12 at the Key Recreation Center, and Camp Skyline for ages 12-15 June 22-July 29 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.
Earlysville Area Residents League will begin its 26th annual 4th of July Parade at 10 a.m. on July 4th. Walkers will line up at 9:30 a.m. along Earlysville Forest Drive. Older vehicles will line up at the stop sign; pedestrians and bicycles will line up on Bent Oaks Drive. Fire engines will lead the parade, followed by vintage vehicles. (434) 996-6159.
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.
Ix Art Park will present its first Fae Festival, an urban Renaissance fair, from noon to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday outdoors at Ix Art Park. There will be a medieval market, live music, food, costumes and games for the whole family. $25 for the weekend pass; $15 for admission to The Looking Glass immersive indoor art museum and festival; $10 for the festival alone. ixartpark.org.
Ix Flix, a new weekly series of free film screenings, features family activities at 6 p.m. on Fridays and a screening of “Labyrinth” at sunset at Ix Art Park. The series runs until August 19. Free. ixartpark, org.
Monticello has scheduled a public summit, “Ascending: The Power of Descending Communities to Shape Our Stories, Places and Futures,” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the West Lawn. The event will be streamed live on Monticello’s Facebook page, website and YouTube channel. monticello.org.
Monticello will host its 60th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at 9 a.m. on July 4, Piedmont Virginia Community College President Frank Friedman will address new citizens around the world. There will be music by Charlottesville Band and Charlottesville Opera. Free. After the ceremony, there will be free root beer floats and children’s activities on the West Lawn. Plan to arrive at 8 am to allow time for parking and security. Parking is available at the PVCC; register online for a shuttle to Monticello at monticello.org.
Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning (OLLI) at the University of Virginia celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. A Taste of OLLI event is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 25 at Meadows Presbyterian Church; a virtual event is scheduled for July 29 at 2 p.m. on Zoom. www.olliuva.org. (434) 923-3600.
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 garden basics classes with “Maintaining the Perennial Garden” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church at 1118 Preston Avenue. 17 and “Why and How to Reduce Chemical Use in Your Yard and Garden” on November 19. Pre-register for classes at https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/. (434) 872-4581.
Celebrating Pollinators Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 25 at the Scottsville Center for the Arts and the Natural Environment’s SCAN Land. There will be a beginners beekeeping class with Allison Wickham, seed ball making, a local honey competition, the art of pressed flowers, nature qigong, plant tours and arts and crafts for the children. svilleartsandnature.org/scan-land.
Scottsville Independence Day Parade and Celebration kicks off at 9 a.m. on July 4 in downtown Scottsville, followed by a car show at Dansey Field, live music at Dorrier Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and fireworks over the James River at dusk. firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 531-6030.
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.