Join the Concert Band for Albemarle County School & Government Employees

Albemarle County Concert Band

Calling all musicians! The Albemarle County Concert Band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in playing in a concert band and making music together. We rehearse in the band room at Burley Middle School on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Jean Flaherty at

Registration Now Open for Girls Day 2019 on June 13

Girls Day 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saunders Hall, UVA Darden School of Business

In an effort to increase interest and education in construction and the building trades among young women, UVA Facilities Management will host its 4th annual Girls Day on Thursday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Charlottesville area community members are invited to register girls between the ages of 10-16 to participate. View the event flyer »

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2019 Drinking Water Clinic: Kick-Off Meeting May 20


Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, Virginia Cooperative Extension holds drinking water clinics across the state to provide people with private water systems access to affordable and confidential water testing, including help interpreting their water test results and information about possible treatment options.

The 2019 Drinking Water Clinic for Albemarle County kicks off on May 20. Register to participate »

Spring 2019 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days: May 4, 11 & 18

Rivanna Authorities

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host its Spring 2019 Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on the first three Saturdays in May. This biannual service is free and open to all residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, and the Town of Scottsville. Special collections will be held at the Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Continue reading

Stepping Stones: A Report on Community Well-Being of Children & Families in the Charlottesville/Albemarle Area

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones was created by the Charlottesville Department of Human Services to chart the health of children and their families in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The report includes data on 38 indicators chosen to measure child and family well-being. Topics addressed include community characteristics; conduct in community, discipline in schools; education; family characteristics; finance; housing; and infant and youth health. View the January 2019 report »

Stepping Stones is intended to provide accurate data and stimulate community dialogue and action regarding regional trends in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community.

5th Annual Albemarle County Coat Drive: There’s Still Time to Contribute!

5th Annual Albemarle County Coat Drive

Albemarle County’s last four coat drives have resulted in more than 2,200 coats, jackets, and assorted winter clothing items going to community members in need. This year’s drive opened in November and will continue accepting donations through the end of February. As of last week, we were only 57 coats short of 2,500 donations in five years! Continue reading

“Virginia Loves Teachers” License Plate – Support the Effort by Jan. 31

Virginia Loves Teachers

Driving through Virginia, one can see over 200 different personalized license designs, recognizing everything from sports teams to special interests. Delegate John McGuire, who represents the 56th House District, which includes Louisa and parts of Goochland, Henrico and Spotsylvania counties, has partnered with Louisa County Public Schools to recognize teachers statewide.

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Are You Registered for Community Emergency Alerts?

CodeREDThe Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management recommends that all residents and businesses in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region register for the CodeRED Emergency Alert System. By registering, residents may receive alerts about critical situations, such as weather warnings and emergency events, and necessary actions. Subscribers can select the type of alerts they would like to receive as well as how they are warned, including phone, text and email. Learn more »