Great Pumpkin Smash 2019 – Nov. 2

Carved Pumpkin

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | McIntire Recycling Center

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin! The McIntire Recycling Center will host the 2019 Great Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, November 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pumpkin disposal is free of charge for Albemarle County and Charlottesville City residents. Open the event flyer »

Volunteer Opportunity With the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is looking for volunteers! Each month, as part of their Commodity Supplemental Food Program (also called “Senior Food Boxes”), the Food Bank packs almost 3,000 boxes of wholesome food for delivery to low-income seniors who are at risk of and vulnerable to malnutrition.

Due to the large-scale nature of this project, the Food Bank needs 12-15 volunteers per shift, and they encourage groups. Continue reading

2019 MAPP2Health Report

Thomas Jefferson Health District

The MAPP Core Group (Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Health District, UVA Department of Public Health Sciences, and UVA Health) presents the 2019 MAPP2Health Report. The report builds on the work of the 2016 MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) process and focuses on health equity across the district-wide priorities identified in earlier MAPP reports to promote healthy eating and active living, address mental health and substance use, reduce health disparities and improve access to care, and foster a healthy and connected community for all ages.

Past MAPP reports may be viewed on the Virginia Department of Health’s Thomas Jefferson Health District site.

Connecting Communities 5K – Nov. 16

Connecting Communities 5K

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. | Sutherland Middle School

Connect with your community and colleagues at the first ever Connecting Communities 5K on Saturday, November 16, at 8:30 a.m. at Sutherland Middle School. Powered by the Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle, walkers and runners will enjoy a great morning winding through the Forest Lakes neighborhood!

Registration is FREE for all City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County school and government employees. Continue reading

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority Will Host Multiple Special Waste Collection Days This Fall

Rivanna Authorities

Mark your calendar! Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host the following special waste collection days this fall at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC), located at 4576 Dick Woods Road in Charlottesville: Residential Household Hazardous Waste Days on September 27 and 28; Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on October 5, 12 and 19; and an Electronic Waste Collection Day on October 26. Continue reading

Transportation Will Host 2nd Annual Cancer Walk on Oct. 5

3K Cancer Walk 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Albemarle High School Track

The ACPS Department of Transportation Services will host their 2nd annual 3K Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 5, at the Albemarle High School track. Registration will open at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11. All proceeds will benefit the UVA Cancer Center. Register as a walker ($5) or register as a vendor ($25 or a donation from your booth). Check out the event flyer for details!

Join the Fun: Albemarle County Celebrates 275 Years on Sept. 28

Albemarle County 275th Anniversary

Saturday, September 28 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville

This year marks the 275th anniversary of the founding of Albemarle County. What better way to celebrate than with our community? Please join us to learn about our past, embrace our present, and dream about our future. This special event is free and open to all! Continue reading

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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