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Activities include Camp Albemarle open house, Neighborhood Wellness fair

Air Raid Juggling meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at ACAC Adventure Central. Free. Club welcomes all experience levels and provides free lessons.

Albemarle County Public Schools will offer kindergarten registration through May 31 for Albemarle County children who will turn 5 by Sept. 30. Learn more and start the registration process online at Details: (434) 296-5820. Bilingual assistance available at (434) 296-6517.

Bethany Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Charlottesville Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Hartland Institute will present a Neighborhood Wellness Event from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 2437 Jefferson Park Ave. There will be wellness checks, cooking demonstrations, a bouncy house and giveaways. Free. (434) 293-7430.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank seeks volunteers to help collect and sort food donations from Saturday’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Volunteer shifts will be available between 1 and 8:30 p.m.; sign up at

Camp Albemarle presents its annual Spring Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Free Union. All ages are welcome. Activities provided for children.

Cat Action Team is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization serving Charlottesville and 12 surrounding counties to help homeless cats with trap/neuter/return programs, fostering, adoption, feral colony maintenance, food and support. Volunteers are welcome.

Charlottesville Retreads is recruiting senior softball players at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Darden Towe Park. The program is for men 55 and older and women 40 and older and runs from April through November. http://charlottesville (434) 825-5304.

The Compassionate Friends will meet on Zoom at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, and in person at 7 p.m. May 23 and on the fourth Tuesday of every month, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour on East Rio Road. The support group is for families who have lost a child of any age, for any reason. Free; no fees. or (434) 974-9314.

Hospice of the Piedmont offers general grief support 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 each month on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. (434) 817-6949.

Living Free Together will offer a six-week Fearless Family enrichment workshop at 5:30 p.m. Mondays through May 22 at 550 Buck Mountain Road in Earlysville. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. and activities at 6 p.m. are free to all military families. Registration is open. Reservations are required at or (804) 218-5505.

Living Free Together will present Burgers and Bingo from 7 to 9 p.m. June 7 at Riverside North $10 includes one bingo book; $5 for each additional book. Proceeds will support programs for military families. Reservations recommended. Sign up at or go to

Parkinson’s Care Partners Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The Center at Belvedere. The meeting is part of the Virginia Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Virginia at UVa Health System. (434) 974-7756.

Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension will present “Vermicomposting to Enrich Your Soil,” a free Garden Basics class on using earthworms to turn food waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment, at 2 p.m. May 20 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Space is limited. Register by 5 p.m. May 19.

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center’s Lap & Recreational Pool will be open for fewer hours as a result of the lifeguard shortage. The pool, including the Zero Depth, Lazy River and Slide sections, will be closed from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The upstairs fitness area will remain open as scheduled. (434) 970-3072.

Survivors of Suicide Loss meets in person at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Church of the Incarnation and by Zoom at 7 p.m. May 18, and the third Thursday of every month. Send email address to for Zoom link. The group is for anyone who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. (434) 974-9314.

-From staff reports


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