This is a great video produced by a local UVa law student here in town. Great overview of all that Charlottesville has to offer and the rich lifestyle that so many are drawn to! read more →
As someone who doesn’t really often watch the Oscar’s, one of the great parties of the year last year in Charlottesville was Oscar Night America at the Paramount. Tonight the event takes place again, and tickets are still on sale for $45. To benefit the VA film festival and the Paramount Theatre, Oscar Night is.. read more →
Even now that Restaurant Week is a Charlottesville tradition, I still get excited as ever when they are announced! From January 24-30, 2011, Charlottesville has 16 restaurants participating in “Restaurant Week”, which involves $26/person prix-fixe menus, all of three courses- an appetizer, entree, and dessert. According to the Restaurant Week website, previous Restaurant weeks held.. read more →
Coming up this Sunday- is the second annual Cville Pie Fest! A free event, fun for the whole family, and in support of a great cause. First devised in 2009, by a handful of social media gurus tweeting, chatting, and blogging about how fun it would be to have a pie competition, this has now.. read more →
I could not have been more excited than I was to hear that Restaurant Week was coming to Charlottesville twice last year, and now, it’s back! From July 12-18, 2010, Charlottesville has 20 restaurants participating in “Restaurant Week”, which involves $26/person prix-fixe menus, all of three courses- an appetizer, entree, and dessert. According to the.. read more →
Clean-Up The Trail Day The drive up Route 53 to Monticello is beautiful, but for something different hike the Saunders-Monticello Trail up Carter’s Mountain. The trail is a scenic two-mile trek up Carter’s Mountain, and is need of some volunteers June 26 for a clean-up day! Thomas Jefferson Foundation is hosting the Trail Day from.. read more →
The Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE), a non-profit organization whose mission is to end domestic violence in our community, is amidst their annual fundraiser – the SHE Design House. The event runs from May 8th – 16th and takes an otherwise vacant and empty home (that is for sale, by the way!), and assigns.. read more →
If you’re an animal lover, and have a little bit of room in your heart and home, the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA) has an exceptional animal fostering program that is a really great fit for lots of families. If you would love to have another pet but just can’t commit to one full-time due to a.. read more →
This is a great chance to donate your used, but usable men’s, women’s and children’s shoes to those in need. … Drop Off Points: Fontaine Research Park (1st Floor Kitchen) Piedmont Center Health System Development (2410 Old Ivy Road) Additionally, volunteers are needed for shoe sorting!
February 12 @ 4:00P February 13 @ 12:00P Click here for more information! —– Every month, I will post a segment called “Give Where You Live,” which will be focused on Charlottesville and the surrounding counties, reminding us of little things we can do to make our community a better place. There are tons of incredible non-profits and charities around the area, and hopefully these segments will help residents become more familiar with some of the different needs in the community and maybe even inspire some giving! I will try to post about a variety of needs and programs, from big to small, so if you know of a great local cause that is running a donation-based or volunteer campaign, please feel free to send the details my way and I will make an effort to include them in an upcoming “Give Where You Live”!
The Building Goodness Foundation is a Charlottesville non-profit that focuses on construction improvements and renovations for communities and families in need. … They are currently taking proposals for their upcoming Fall Building Project (which occurs in Charlottesville) and I would encourage anyone who is aware of a community or civic center, school, or library that is in need of some structural repair and renovation to submit a proposal to BGF!
…In partnership with local nonprofit agencies, BGF volunteers will donate hundreds of hours of skilled labor to consult, design, build or renovate a building that serves a community need in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. … Proposal applications for the Local Fall Building Project will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2010. A pdf version of the form is available here for download and also on our website.