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Activities | UVa Law prof to speak on legal history of White supremacy, police oversight board accepting applications and more

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 Charlottesville Historical Society will present its annual membership meeting reception and program, “ ‘Charlottesville’ as Legal History with Professor Risa Goluboff,” starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at The Center at Belvedere. Goluboff, the author of “The Lost Promise of Civil Rights,” is the University of Virginia School of Law’s first female dean; she will present “The Legal History of White Supremacy.” The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, followed by the main program at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided by Tropical Smoothie Cafe Charlottesville, and the board will cover the first round of beverages from Greenberry’s. For reservations, go to

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation will offer free Christmas tree recycling through Jan. 21. Eight sites are open from 7 a.m. to dark daily: McIntire Recycling Center; Claudius Crozet Park; Greenwood Community Center; Chris Greene Lake Park; Darden Towe Park; Scottsville Community Center; Walnut Creek Park; and Simpson Park. Remove all decorations, lights, stands and nails from trees. Do not bring wreaths or yard waste. Recycled trees will be chopped into mulch, which will be available for free starting Jan. 22 at Darden Towe Park and Claudius Crozet Park.

American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage, and blood and platelet donors are needed. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call (800) 733-2767. People who donate blood or platelets in January automatically will be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. Details:

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-Albemarle SPCA is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter will remain closed on Mondays for deep cleaning and staff member training. Evening adoption appointments may be scheduled throughout the week by emailing, submitting an adoption application on the website or calling (434) 973-5959.

City of Charlottesville Police Civilian Oversight Board will be accepting applications for one vacancy on the board through Feb. 29. Details: (434) 970-3794.

City of Charlottesville Public Works Department will collect city residents’ holiday trees for recycling. Trees must be at the curb by 7 a.m. Monday and must be free of all decorations, stands and nails.

City of Charlottesville Public Works Department is offering a new tool to let residents track city snowplows during winter weather events. The new online portal uses automated vehicle location technology to track snow route progress and show people when they can expect to see plowing happening. Access will be provided through a posted link on the city’s website that will be activated during snow events. 453/Snow-Ice-Removal.

The Compassionate Friends meets on Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month and in person on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the downstairs library 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.

DMV is offering permanent farm-use placards for unregistered farm vehicles at all of its customer service centers. DMV-issued placards will be required starting July 1. Placards are $15 and remain valid for the lifetime of the vehicle, but they are not transferable. Applications are available online at

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.

Louisa County farmers affected by drought during the crop year may apply for assistance programs and emergency loans through the Farms Services Agency, a U.S. Department of Agriculture agency. A service center is at 39 Industrial Drive, Suite 1, in Louisa. Details: or (540) 967-0091. Ext. 2.

McIntire Recycling Center is observing its winter hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The center will be closed on Tuesdays. The new hours will be in effect until the change to daylight saving time on March 10.

Mardi Gras Luxury Bingo Event to benefit SAFE will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Culpeper Center. A limit of 150 tickets will be sold at $150 each. Proceeds will help SAFE operate its two shelters and serve men, women and children who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties.

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.

Salvation Army of Charlottesville is establishing a hygiene closet, with the goal of opening on March 1. Donations of diapers, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, razors, baby wipes, adult wipes, laundry detergent, baby shampoo, baby lotion and baby formula are accepted at 207 Ridge St. Only unopened containers will be accepted. (434) 218-3699.

Smith Aquatic Fitness Center lap and recreational pool (Zero Depth/Lazy River and Slide Pool) will be closed at certain times as a result of lifeguard shortages. The pool will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The fitness area upstairs will remain open as scheduled. (434) 970-3072.

Survivors of Suicide Loss meets in person on the first Thursday of every month at Church of the Incarnation and by Zoom at 7 p.m. on 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.

U.S. Small Business Administration announces that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available. Small business, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in agriculture and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses resulting from the drought may apply. The declaration includes Page and Rockingham counties and the contiguous counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Harrisonburg, Madison, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren, plus Hardy and Pendleton in West Virginia. Submit completed loan applications no later than July 3 online at disaster under SBA declaration No. 20088.

Virginia Commission for the Arts’s second Impact Celebration is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in the V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Kara Ramirez Mullins, chief advancement officer at the National Geographic Society, will be the keynote speaker. There will be performances by Charlottesville Ballet, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Redd Volkaert and singer-songwriter Roberta Lee.

Winter Wonderland Adult Prom for ages 18 and older will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Fluvanna County High School. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple; staff members of Fluvanna County Public Schools pay $40 and $25. Donations to Fluvanna High School PTO also will be accepted.


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