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.
American Heart Association decided to end the Charlottesville Heart Walk, which traditionally took place every fall. The inaugural Leaders of Impact campaign will launch on September 29 for World Heart Day. The annual Charlottesville Heart and Stroke Ball will continue in the spring. To attend a Heart Walk, consider the Roanoke Regional Heart Walk or the Richmond Heart Walk; both will take place on October 22. facebook.com/American HeartVa.
Blue Ridge Community Church in Barboursville will present the Family Fun Fest Mothers Uplifting Mothers (MUMs) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The rain or shine event includes a bike rodeo presented by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, a bouncy house, fire truck, face paint, food and games for all ages. Free. brcconline.org.
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Chat action team is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization serving Charlottesville and 12 surrounding counties to assist homeless cats with trap/neuter/return, placement, 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 Avenue 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.
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.charlottesville.gov/parksandrec.
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://charlottesvillerereads.org. (434) 825-5304.
City of Charlottesville opened cooling centers until further notice. The Key Leisure Center is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Tonsler Leisure Center is open from noon to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. it is closed on Sundays. The Central Library is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; it is also closed on Sundays. Water is accessible at all locations. www.charlottesville.org. (434) 970-3503.
Collecting food and funds for commissioners and cans, an annual partnership between the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia and the Virginia Federation of Food Banks, will accept non-perishable food outside the main entrance of Charlottesville City Hall, Ridge Fire Station Street, Fontaine Fire Station, US 250 Bypass Fire Station and Charlottesville Police Department all August. Online donations will be accepted at https://www.brafb.org/commissioners/. www.charlottesville.gov.
The Highlands of James Monroe will present an American Girl Tea with Elizabeth Monroe on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 6-12. Bring your doll and a picnic blanket. There will be tea, refreshments, crafts and American Girl trivia. Participants must be accompanied by adults. $7 for attendees; $7 for accompanying adults. Accompanying siblings under age 6 and members of Monroe’s Farm Friends enter free. highland.org. (434) 293-8000.
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 every month on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. hopva.org. (434) 817-6949.
IXFlix, a weekly series of free film screenings, features family activities at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and a sunset screening of “Clueless” at IX Art Park. Free. ixartpark, org.
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 classes in garden basics with “The Fall Vegetable Garden” on September 17 at Trinity Episcopal Church at 1118 Preston Ave. The program also includes “Why and How to Reduce Chemical Use in Your Yard and Garden” on November 17, 19. Register for classes in advance at https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/. (434) 872-4581.
Piedmont Community College in Virginia will present virtual and in-person information sessions for prospective students. The next sessions will be at the PVCC with visits at 4 p.m. on September 7 and 14, a Zoom session at 6 p.m. on September 8, and a session at the Louisa County Library at 5 p.m. on September 22. Fall classes start Monday. . Free; registration required. pvcc.edu/information-sessions-and-services.
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.
Seas the Day Veterans Day Outdoors will begin at noon Sunday at Walnut Creek Park in North Garden, with guest speaker Jeffrey Boecker at 1 p.m. The sixth annual event includes fishing, family entertainment and picnics by Mission BBQ. Free. Details and registration: https://cville-seastheday-2022.eventbrite.com.
University of Virginia Classics Department will present “Lucian’s ‘Dialogue with Hesiod’: Philology, Philosophy and Satire” by Athanassios Vergados, Professor at Newcastle University, at 5 p.m. on September 1 in the Gibson Room on the first floor of Cocke Hall. A reception will follow at the Classics Department. (434) 924-3008.
Virginia State Parks will require online reservations this year for managed deer hunts and other hunting opportunities. Create an online account in advance before the reservation period opens, as it may take time to process account information. Reservations: https://reserveaparks.com/Web/. Details: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/hunting.
Walk to beat Alzheimer’s registration begins at 8 a.m. on October 22 at the CFA Institute. The opening ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. To register as a walker or team captain, or to inquire about sponsorship or volunteering, go to alz.org/cvillewalk or call (800) 272-3900.