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The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center will be hosting the African Attire Fashion Show and Health Update as part of the 25th Chihamba Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival again. Photo from 2013 event. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center will be hosting the African Attire Fashion Show and Health Update as part of the 25th Chihamba Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival again. Photo from 2013 event.

Ladies Night with Sizzle: An African Fashion Show and Health Update

Next Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6pm, the African American Heritage Center will host an African Attire Fashion Show and Health Update as part of the 25th Chihamba Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival. The show will feature Kenechi Fashions and models from Ardor Model and Talent Agency.

Miranda Trent, Certified Nurse Practitioner at Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Center, will give the keynote address. “I will be talking about how healthy lifestyle changes can make a difference,” explained Trent. Trent will be emphasizing the importance of getting enough sleep, eating five portions of vegetables and fruit (combined), watching no more than two hours of TV or being on a computer per day (outside of work), and getting at least one hour of physical activity in daily. She’ll also provide concrete strategies for making these changes to one’s routine.

Light refreshments featuring healthy soul food will be available, along with health information tables.

This event is sponsored by the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Health Center and is for women only. Wear African attire to get a special gift.

PVCC Hosts Culinary Arts Info Sessions at Jefferson School City Center

Anyone interested in enrolling in Piedmont Valley Community College’s Culinary Arts Associate Degree program this fall, must attend an information session.All sessions will be held at the Jefferson School City Center.

At the information session, potential students will learn about the degree curriculum and how it can launch their culinary careers.  Attendees wil alsol tour PVCC’s state-of-the art teaching facilities, meet Associate Professor of Culinary Arts Eric Breckoff, and meet currently enrolled students.

The next available information sessions will be held on July 19 at 10am in room J111 and August 1 at 10am in room J112.

For more information, contact Marya Choby, CTE Coordinator, mchoby@pvcc.edu or 434.961.5358.

Register for Common Ground’s Anatomic Yoga Workshop

From July 25-July 27, Common Ground Healing Arts will host a yoga workshop with Ray Long, MD FRCSC. This multimedia workshop will combine modern western science with the art of hatha yoga.Long is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the author of Scientific Keys, a book series on anatomy and yoga.

Participants can register for the full weekend or for specific workshops. The schedule is:

  • Friday July 25, 6pm-8pm workshop
  • Saturday July 26, 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm
  • Sunday 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm

The weekend will highlight fundamentals such as form and function of the skeleton and major joints; application of fundamentals through asanas or yoga poses; and pranayama practice, which focuses on the breath.

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