TryTHISNOW – ARTS

Acting for Film classes 1144 E. Market St. 977-1371. Offers weekly workshops on acting for film with Emmy-winning director. Call for days and times. $150 per month.

Biscuit Run Studios potluck 981 Old Lynchburg Rd. 977-5411. www.biscuitrun.com. Hosts an open house and potluck supper every Wednesday, 6pm. Free.

Blue Ridge Beads & Glass 1724 Allied St. 293-2876. www.blueridgebeads-glass.com. Stained Glass Seminar is back. Every Saturday, 3-4:30pm. Free.

Book Club at Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Hwy. Lovingston. 263-5904. Meets the fourth Monday of each month. Next meeting May 22 will discuss A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines, noon-2pm. Free.

Book Discussion Group at Greene County Library, 222 Main St., Stanardsville. 985-5227. Meets the first Thursday of the month. Next meeting July 6 will discuss Truth and Beauty: A Friendship, by Ann Patchett, 7pm. Free.

Charlottesville Camera Club 250 Pantops Mountain Rd. 973-4856. www.avenue.org/ccc. Visitors welcome, meets at Westminster Can-terbury the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm. Free.

Charlottesville Salsa Club at Outback Lodge, 917 Preston Plaza. 979-7211. sundaysalsa @cvillesalsaclub.com. Sponsors Salsa and a beginning dance lesson every Sunday, 8pm. $5.

Crozet Library’s Monday Evening Book Group 5791 Three Notch’d Rd, Crozet. 823-4050. Meets the first Monday of the month. Next meeting on July 10 will discuss Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, 7-8:30pm. Free.

DanceFit Movement Center 609 E. Market St., Studio 110. 295-4774. www.njira.com/ dancefit. Holds “DanceFit” every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30pm. $10-13.

Glass Palette classes 110 Fifth St. NE. 977-9009. Offers classes beginning the first week of every month. Classes run on four weeknights or two Saturdays. $200-250. Prereg-istration required. Call or visit website for schedule. www.theglasspalette.net.

Gordon Avenue Library’s Wednesday Night Book Group 1500 Gordon Ave. 296-5544. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. Next meeting July 12 will discuss Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo,  7:30pm. Free.

James River Book Club at Scottsville Library, 330 Bird St., Scottsville. 286-3541. Meets the first Monday of each month. 7:30pm. Free.

Kluge-Ruhe Collection tours 400 Worrell Dr. 244-0234. Offers 45-minute guided tours every Saturday, 10:30am. Free, no reservations necessary.

La Tertulia: Spanish Conversation Group at Central Library, 201 E. Market St. 979-7151. All levels welcome. Brush up on your Spanish the first Thursday of each month, 7pm.

Live Arts Summer Theater Institute 123 E. Water St. 977-4177. www.livearts.org.  Ses-sion II: Let’s Get Vocal: Musical Theater, July 10-21. Session III: Laugh Out Loud: Comedy. July 24-August. 4. Sessions run Monday-Fri-day 9:30-3:30pm. $400-425.

Live glassblowing demonstrations at Sun-spots-Charlottesville, 2039 Barracks Rd, Mea-dowbrook Shopping Center, corner of Emmet Street and Barracks Road. 977-5531. www. sunspots.com. Watch red-hot molten glass be-ing formed into beautiful art objects. Demon-strations offered Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm.

The Live Poets Society at Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave. 296-5544. Share original poetry or listen, the first Wednesday of the month, 7pm. Free.

Main Street Art Space Summer Art Program 328 Main St., Stanardsville. 985-6500. Offer-ed by Noon Whistle Pottery. Classes on drawing, beading, clayworks and more for children and adults. Call or visit website for schedule. www.noonwhistlepottery.com.

McGuffey Art Center Summer Classes and Art Camps 201 Second St. NW. 295-7973. Offers numerous adult and teen workshops in the visual arts, theater and dance and art camps for kids. Call or visit website for schedule and registration information. www.mcguffey artcenter.com.

Play Reading Series at Live Arts 123 E. Water St. 977-4177. www.livearts.org. Meets the second Sunday of the month, 3-6pm. Free.

Poem Site in front of 2331 Highland Ave., Fry’s Spring. 295-5057. “Songs in the Landscape” features poetry by Laurance Wieder painted on a salvaged window, painting by Andrea Wieder and a take-it-with-you poem. This month: poem: “The Darkness of Eden” and window: “period”. New poetry on the 15th of every month.

Renaissance dance practice 1119 Fifth St. Ext. 979-3792. Explore European dance from the late medieval to early Baroque era, with emphasis on 17th-century English Country Dance and 16th-century Italian ballet at the Municipal Arts Center, no experience or partner needed. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, 7-10pm. Donations accepted.

Shergold Studio classes 652 W. Rio Rd. 975-4611. www.berkmarballroom.com. Offers evening dance classes, including: Night Club 2 Step every Monday, Salsa I every Tuesday, American Waltz and Bolero II every Wednes-day, Pole Dance every Thursday and Sunday, general social dance class every Friday and Hip Hop every Sunday, most at 7pm. $32 for four lessons or $10 drop-in.

Smocking Arts Guild of America meeting 420 Shoppers World Ct. 295-1481. The Monticello Chapter meets the third Thursday of the month at Les Fabriques to discuss service projects, 7pm. $10 per year.

Studio Baboo workshops 321 E. Main St. 244-2905. www.studiobaboo.com. Holds several summer workshops, including: “Wire Wrapped Bracelet & Earrings,” Saturday, June 24, 9am-12pm, $40; and “Wire Wrapped Pendant,” Saturday, June 24, 1-5pm, $40.  See website for full schedule.

Third Wednesday Film Series at Greene Coun-ty Library 222 Main St., Stanardsville. 985-5227.  Next meeting on June 21 reviews Day Break, an Iranian film directed by Hamid Rahmanian. Every third Wednesday. Free, 7pm.

West African Drum Classes 1104 Forest St. 977-1499. Kevin Munro holds lessons at the Charlottesville Quaker Meeting House every Wednesday, 6-7pm. $70.

Woodworking Workshops for children 979-1220. Weekly or Saturday sessions.  For be-ginner and intermediate levels. With instructor Judy Cahill. Next session begins June 26. For directions and to register, call or email JCahill5@aol.com.  

Zabor Dance 609 E. Market St. 804-303-2614. Offers classes in Argentine Tango every Saturday for beginners, 6-6:30pm, and intermediates, 6:40-7:10pm. Also offers nightclub salsa every Saturday for beginners, 7:20-7:50pm, and intermediates, 8-8:30pm. $6.

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