Albemarle Beaches Will Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Walnut CreekLocal residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 27, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek, and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend, except when Albemarle County schools are in session. This year, swimming will be available daily beginning on Saturday, June 10. More information »

Albemarle County Concert Band: Free Concert on May 2

Concert BandTuesday, May 2 | 7 p.m. | Western Albemarle High School Auditorium

You’re invited! On Tuesday, May 2, the Albemarle County Concert Band will perform their first concert. This FREE event will take place at Western Albemarle High School at 7 p.m.

The Albemarle County Concert Band was founded at the beginning of this school year and is comprised primarily of classroom teachers of various subject areas, music teachers, and administrators from Albemarle County Public Schools, with some guests from surrounding areas. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School.

Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste Amnesty Days

RSWA Spring Special Collection DaysRivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Spring Special Collection Days are here!

Household Hazardous Waste will be collected at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29. This free service is available to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Scottsville, as well as Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government. See the list of acceptable items »

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ReinventED Community Convening – April 25

ReinventEDTuesday, April 25, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m. | i.Lab at UVA

Calling all students, educators, and innovators! The ReinventED Community Convening aims to bring everyone together to connect, catalyze and create change. Anyone interested in improving education is welcome to attend—students (kindergarten through college), entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, innovators, and more. Participants will learn from one another, pitch ideas for projects, and collaboratively design the future of education. Register now »

Careers that Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA – May 4

Discovery Education LogoJoin Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for Careers that Count, a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to open your students’ minds to viable and exciting STEM careers. Register your classroom today for this FREE 30-minute virtual field trip! And don’t miss the Live Twitter Chat at 1 p.m.

Retirement Planning Seminar – April 24

RetirementApril 24, 2017 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Lane Auditorium, COB-McIntire

Are you 15 or more years away from retirement? What is your plan for preparing financially NOW for that much-anticipated milestone? Join Les Thompson from Nationwide and John McQuilkin from Human Resources to learn about the major sources of retirement income, the major costs in retirement, how the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) fits in the picture, and the importance of saving for your future. This session is geared for those with at least 15 or more years to retirement, though all are welcome to attend. Register for this session »

VA High School Student Voter Registration Week: April 23-29

Terry McAuliffeGovernor McAuliffe has issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 23-29, 2017, as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers, and administrators across the Commonwealth are encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools. As part of the Governor’s Challenge in High School Voter Registration, schools that succeed in registering at least 65 percent of their voting-age population will receive a congratulatory certificate. Read more in the Governor’s news release »

Innovations in Education: The Future of Early Childhood Opportunities – April 11

Tom Tom Innovations in EducationTuesday, April 11, 2017 | 6 to 8 p.m. | The Paramount Theater

UVA’s Curry School of Education will present Innovations in Education: The Future of Early Childhood Opportunities on Tuesday, April 11, as part of the 2017 Tom Tom Founders Festival. Connect with the event on Facebook »

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