What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Sean Connelly, head chef Vinegar Hill Cafe at the Jefferson School City Center, prepares for the August 1st Chill’n & Grill’n Sean Connelly, head chef Vinegar Hill Cafe at the Jefferson School City Center, prepares for the August 1st Chill’n & Grill’n

First Thursdays at the Jefferson School City Center mean a $10 grill menu and live music at the Vinegar Hill Café. On Thursday August 1, Vinegar Hill Café  will host Chill’n & Grill’n from 5 to 7:30 pm. The Cafe will provide acoustic music and a straight-off-the-grill menu that includes BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, or hamburgers, with a choice of collard greens, baked beans, coleslaw and homemade cornbread. A kid’s menu with reduced pricing is also available.

According to Vinegar Hill Café’s head chef Sean Connelly, “Chill’n & Grill’n is definitely for the whole family. It’s kid-friendly and has something tasty for everyone.” Sean reminds people that along with the burgers and barbecue they’ll be serving his Southwestern black-bean burgers. “They’re made with quinoa, barley, black beans, and lots of different secret spices and herbs. These burgers are totally vegan and gluten-free, the only ones in the area can that live up to that claim. Lots of places use bread crumbs or eggs, but we don’t.”

The first Chill’n & Grill’n, held in June, featured bluegrass legend Lovell Coleman and the Vagabond Kids. Despite a downpour that kept the more than 50 people who attended inside, “everyone was dancing,” said Sean. For those happy to just sit and eat, there’s plenty of seating outside with the nice new patio furniture, plenty of seating inside, too, with cool air conditioning.

For details visit www.VinegarHillCafe.org. or contact Joel Schechtman,  JSchechtman@jabacares.org, 434-817-5234. Revenues from Vinegar Hill Cafe Catering benefit JABA’s senior meals program. The Vinegar Hill Cafe serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday using seasonal local foods prepared fresh daily. Wi-Fi and plenty of free parking are also available.

JABA (the Jefferson Area Board for Aging) serves the city of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. JABA cares about all aspects of senior and intergenerational welfare.  The nonprofit organization works to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages.

Vendor Spaces Available for Indoor Flea Market at Carver Recreation Center

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation will present the Carver Flea Market on Saturday, August 24 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the newly renovated Carver space at the Jefferson School City Center.  The summertime outdoor yard sale tradition has been brought inside to Carver and vendor space is available. Vendor applications are available at Carver Recreation Center.  Spaces are approximately 8’ x 8’ and are $15 each.  Vendors must provide their own tables.

Public admission to the indoor yard sale is free.  Visitors are encouraged to come browse for special and unique items at a low cost.

Just Breathe

Common Ground Healing Arts will be presenting Dancing with the Breath: An Intro to Restorative and Buteyko Breathing on Saturday, August 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Jefferson School City Center. Promoted as “an inspiring, informative, and practical class on the respiratory system,” participants will learn how to use breath awareness and remedial breathing exercises throughout the day to remain anxiety and stress free. Buteyko Breathing is also used to strengthen immune systems, help people overcome allergies, sinus problems, asthma, and respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological challenges through breath control. For more information or to register, visit Common Ground.

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