Adult Learning Center 1000 Preston Ave. 245-2815. Hosts “Dialogue Café,” an opportunity for adult English language learners and native English speakers to gather, talk and share experiences. Free. Every Wednesday, 6-8pm and Friday, 1:30-3:30pm.
L’Alliance Française 1119 Fifth St. ext., second floor. 973-8268. monticello.avenue.org/ afc. Offers ongoing classes in French language and culture. Contact for times, courses and prices.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group 1807 Seminole Trail, Suite 204. 973-6122. Find support, share caregiving tips and learn about Alzheimer’s disease. Meets every Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association. Free, 1:30-3pm.
Birth Circle birthmattersva.org. Women in all stages of childbirth are invited to connect and share with one another. Every third Monday, 7pm. Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Blue Ridge Inventor’s Club 973-2648. Meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss and brainstorm ideas. Standard membership is $16 per year. Call for meeting location.
Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) 214 Rugby Rd. 244-4011. Offers two new classes beginning September 5: Irish tin whistle, Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm, and Irish step dance classes, Thursdays-Fridays, 4:30pm. Also monthly step dancing classes every third Wednesday, 7-9pm. $10-15 per class.
Carter Mountain Orchard Rt 53 on the way to Monticello. 977-1833. Pick your own peaches, daily through August, 9am-6pm.
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Tony Fogliani Golf Tournament 973-5959. www.caspca.org. Drive for the dogs and chip for the cats at the Shenandoah Crossing Golf Course in Gor-donsville. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per foursome. Registration deadline is September 1. To register, call 409-9249 or visit the website.
Charlottesville Camera Club 250 Pantops Mountain Rd. 973-4856. www.avenue.org/ccc. Meets the second Tuesday of the month at Westminster Canterbury, 6:30pm. Member-ship is $35.
Charlottesville Civil War Round Table 600 Massie Rd. 295-9463. www.avenue.org/cwrt. Meets the third Tuesday of every month at UVA’s JAG School to hear noted historians and authors speak on topics relating to the American Civil War, 7:30pm. $20-25 for membership.
Charlottesville Music Teachers Association 971-1233. www.Irhmusic.com. This support group of mostly private, home music teachers meets monthly. First meeting of the school year is a get-acquainted information session for new members on September 9, 10-12am at 445 Ivy Farm Dr.
Charlottesville Sports and Social Club www. cvillessc.org. Register now for kickball league. Play begins at Azalea Park September 10. $39 fee includes t-shirt and discount at Wild Wing Café after games.
Charlottesville Table Tennis Club 442 West-field Rd. 973-7552. www.piedmontymca.org. Meets every Sunday 8-10pm at the YMCA. All ages and levels welcome. First visit is free.
Ecco Italy 406A W. Main St. 825-4390. www.eccoitaly.com. Offers classes in Italian language, culture and food. Now enrolling for fall sessions.
Fellini’s #9 Corner of Second and Market streets. 979-4279. Think you know lots of useless information? Every Tuesday test yourself at Trivia Night and play with a team or by yourself. 7:30pm.
FOCUS Women’s Resource Center 1508 Grady Ave. 293-2222. www.avenue.org/focus. Offers several support groups and workshops this fall, including: “Job Seekers Support Group” every second and fourth Thursday; “Creating Healthy Relationships” on Thurs-days (sliding scale fee); “Single Mothers’ Network” on Mondays; “Men’s and Women’s Divorce Support Group” on Tuesdays; and “Lawyers Assistance Night” every first Tuesday (free 20-minute appointments). Preregistration required for some.
Hospice of the Piedmont 2200 Old Ivy Rd. 817-6923. Offers bereavement and grief support groups for adults and kids throughout the year. Call to register or e-mail erinwebb@ hopva.org.
La Leche League of Charlottesville 717 Rugby Rd. 984-4665. Provides support, information and breastfeeding help for pregnant and nursing women. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Unitarian Church on Rugby Road, 10am, and the fourth Monday at Gordon Avenue Library, 6pm. Free.
La Tertulia Spanish conversation group meets the first Thursday of the month at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Free, 7pm.
Monticello off Route 53. 984-9822. www. monticello.org. Through September: “Good Neigh-bor Month,” featuring a reduced admission rate of $6 for adult residents of Albemarle, Buck-ingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nel-son and Orange counties and the cites of Char-lottesville, Staunton and Waynesboro. Admis-sion is free for such residents accompanying an out-of-town guest. Tours daily, 8am-5pm.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 293-4044. The Albemarle-Charlottesville branch meets the second Monday of the month in the McIntire Room at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Next meeting: September 11, 7pm.
National Railway Historical Society Off Route 29N. 980-7285. www.avenue.org/nrhs. The Rivanna Chapter meets the third Monday of each month. Call for location and time.
UVA Enrichment Program www.unvaenrichment. info. 982-5313. Now enrolling courses in the humanities, business, personal finance and language. No grades, just personal fulfillment.
Vinegar Hill Toastmaster’s Club 401 McIntire Rd., third floor, room 320. 989-2300. Public speaking group meets every Friday, noon-1pm. First meeting is free. Membership fee is $39 twice a year. For more info: vhtm@ avenue.org.
Volunteer Training for The Shelter for Help in Emergency 963-4676. www.shelterforhelpin emergency.org. The shelter seeks hotline volunteers, shelter managers, court monitors and other volunteer assistants. Training sessions held every Tuesday and Thursday, Sep-tember 12-October 3, 6-9pm.