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Mary Williams Community Center members at the "Senior Centers' Members' Merry Month of May Prom" Mary Williams Community Center members at the “Senior Centers’ Members’ Merry Month of May Prom”

JABA Members Dance the Day Away at Prom

On Thursday, May 29, 26 members of the JABA Mary Williams Community Center traveled to Nelson County to attend the “Senior Centers’ Members’ Merry Month of May Prom.” The prom was held in the fellowship hall of the Nelson United Methodist Church and included lunch, door prizes, and music. Though held off and on for several years, Kelly Carpenter, Mary Williams Community Center Manager, said the participating organizations hope to make this a regular, annual event.

“The music was provided by ‘The One More Time’ Band, who played a fantastic variety of tunes that had everyone tapping their toes, clapping their hands, singing along & many up on the dance floor,” said Carpenter. Members of many of JABA’s community centers, as well as several senior centers from Nelson County attended the prom. The JABA Nelson Community Center hosted the event.

“It was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new friends throughout the day,” said Carpenter.

The African American Experience at Montpelier:  Making the Invisible Visible at African American Heritage Center

On June 19, 2014 at 6pm, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center will host a talk with Christian Cotz, Director of Education and Visitor Engagement at James Madison’s Montpelier. Join Cotz as he explores the story of African American history at Montpelier, reveals individuals from the historical record, and discusses Montpelier’s research and interpretive efforts.

Since 2000, Cotz has been instrumental in designing school programs, experiential learning venues, exhibits and interpretive programs at the home of the Father of the Constitution.

This event is the first in a series of collaborations between the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and Montpelier. A reception hosted by Montpelier precedes the talk.

The event is free and open to the public; however, a ticket is needed to enter.

“Family Open Basketball” Sundays at Carver Recreation Center

Sundays in June & July from noon-2pm will be designated as “Family” Open Gym Basketball at Carver Recreation Center. There must be both youth and adult (18+) in each group in the gym. This is a great time for families to exercise and have fun together.

From 2pm-6pm open basketball is available for any age group on Sundays.

There is a $2 daily fee for Adults over 18. Youth 17 and under are free. Fees do not apply to Recreation Access Pass holders.

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