Try This Now is a rotating listing of classes, workshops and ongoing events to help you broaden your horizons

Try This Now is a rotating listing of classes, workshops and ongoing events to help you broaden your horizons—take a hike, learn how to blow glass, or sign up your kid to act in a play. The schedule of topics goes as follows: First Tues-day of the month: Wellness; Second Tuesday: Kids; Third Tuesday: Arts and Fine Arts; Fourth Tuesday: Outdoors; Fifth Tuesday: Grab Bag. To get your event or organization listed, contact Susan Rosen at

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.

Actors’ Lab 123 E. Water St. 977-4177. Live Arts holds weekly intense acting workshop. Meets Saturdays through August 26, 10-11am. $15 drop-in fee.

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

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

Charlottesville Camera Club 250 Pantops Mountain Rd. 973-4856. Visitors welcome, meets at Westminster Canterbury the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm. Free.

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

Charlottesville Writing Center offers several evening writing workshops for adults,

including a poetry workshop July 24-27 and creative non-fiction workshops July 24-27 and August 14-17. All workshops: 6:30-8:30pm, $185. For more info: call 293-3702 or visit

DanceFit Movement Center 609 E. Market

St., Studio 110. 295-4774.

dancefit. Holds “DanceFit” every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30pm. $10-13.

Film Series at Greene County Library 222 Main St., Stanardsville. 985-5227. Shows award-winning independent and foreign films (not rated, so assume mature content). Next meeting on July 19 reviews Familia, a Canadian film directed by Louise Archambault. Every third Wednesday. Free, 7pm.

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. Pre-registration required. Call or visit website for schedule.

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. Session III: Laugh Out Loud: Comedy. July 24-August. 4. Sessions run Monday-Friday 9:30-3:30pm. $400-425.

Live glassblowing demonstrations at Sunspots-Charlottesville, 2039 Barracks Rd, Meadowbrook Shopping Center, corner of Emmet Street and Barracks Road. 977-5531. Watch red-hot molten glass being formed into beautiful art objects.  Demonstrations 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.

Children’s Summer Writing Sessions Ruffner Hall, 405 Emmet St. The Charlottes-ville Writing Center offers two more July sessions: “Focus on Journal-Making/Family Scrapbooking,” July 24-28, and “Focus on the Writer,” July 31 through August 8. Classes held 10am-12pm for rising seventh, eigth and ninth graders and 1-3pm for rising fourth, fifth and sixth graders. $200. To register call: 293-3702.

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

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

Play Reading Series at Live Arts 123

E. Water St. 977-4177. Meets the second Sunday of the month,

3-6pm. Free.

Poem Site: Songs in the Landscape 2331 Highland Ave., Fry’s Spring. 295-5057. Features poetry by Laurance Wieder painted on a salvaged window, painting by Andrea Wieder and a take-it-with-you poem. New poem through September 15: “The Last Century” and new take-it-with you poem:

“My Glasses Flew Off”.

Shergold Dance Studio 652 W. Rio Rd. 975-4611. Offers a variety of evening dance classes, from tango to hip-hop. $32 for four lessons or $10 drop-in. See website for current schedule.

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. Holds several summer workshops, including: “Dew Drops Bracelet,” July 20, 5:30-7pm, $25; “Sumptuous Swirl Brooch or Pendant,” July 26, 10am-2pm, $35; and “Peyote Bracelet from a Charted Pattern,” July 29, 10am-4pm, $40. See website for full schedule.

Terry Dean’s Dance Studio 1309A Seminole Trail. 977-3327. www.terrydeansdancestu Terry offers weekly classes in partner styles from two-step to cha-cha. Partners are provided for singles. See website for current schedule. $10.

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

Zabor Dance 609 E. Market St. 804-303-2614. Offers half-hour classes in Argentine tango and nightclub salsa for beginners and intermediates, every Saturday. $6. For more info: call or email

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