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Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Walking Tours McIntire Building, 200 Second St. NE. 296-1492. www.albemarle

history.org. Guided tours of historic Downtown every Saturday from April through October, 10am. Free.

Beginner Bike Ride www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for an easy, socially-paced ride, select Tuesdays and Sundays. Next ride is Tuesday, August 1, at Observatory Hill, 6pm. Free.

Bird Walk at Ivy Creek Natural Area 973-7772. www.ivycreekfoundation.org. Learn about Virginia’s  birds with experienced birders. Sponsored by Rivanna Conservation Society, Ivy Creek Foundation and Monticello Bird Club every first Saturday, 7:30am. Call for meeting location.

Charlottesville Astronomical Society On McCormick Road. 975-4231. www.cville

astro.org. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at the McCormick Observatory to hear various speakers discuss astronomy and space. Next meeting is August 2 with Remey Indebetouw, who will discuss infrared galactic surveys, 7pm. Free.

Charlottesville Hash House Harriers 963-9394 or 531-1937. www.chhh.com. This “drinking club with a running problem” meets for a three- to five-mile trail run and dinner every Sunday, 3pm. Free the first time, $5 afterwards.

Charlottesville Orchid Society 1165 E. Rio Rd. 975-4231. Meets the second Sunday of the month at the Church of Our Saviour to discuss various aspects of orchid growing, 2-3:30pm. Free.

McCormick Observatory On McCormick Road. 924-7494. www.astro.virginia.edu. Holds a visitor’s night the first and third Fridays of each month (except holidays) including observing with telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations and tours. 9-11pm. Free.

Montalto tours at Monticello off Route 53. 984-9822. Walking tours of the landmark peak, 410′ above Jefferson’s home. Daily, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting. $12.  Reservations recommended.

Monticello Signature tours off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. An extended guided tour of the main floor, the Dome Room and cellars, plus the gardens on Fridays, 6:30pm. $35. Reservations required.

Mornings in the Mountain 3421 Wintergreen Dr., Nellysford. 325-8169. www.twnf.org. Join a Wintergreen Nature Foundation naturalist for an interpretive hike. Saturdays and Sundays. 10am. $3-6.

Plantation Community Tours at Monticello off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. Tour Mulberry Row, the center of slave life at Monticello. Daily, on the hour from 10am-3pm. General admission $6-14.

Rivanna Trail Foundation Work Party 244-5763. www.rivannatrails.org. Held monthly every second Saturday, meets at Melbourne Road trailhead; tools provided, but bring shears and clippers if you have them. Next work party on August 12, 9am-noon. Free.

Scheier Natural Area nature exploration Scheier natural Area in Palmyra 971-1553. www.rivannariver.org. All-ages guided nature exploration, every fourth Sunday. 3pm. Free.

SeaDevil Divers 2001 Commonwealth Ave. 975-5570. www.seadevildivers.com. A local scuba diving club, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Starr Hill Brewery. Social hour and speaker. Next meeting on August 8, 6:30pm. Free.

Senior Citizen Basketball at Downtown Recreation Center, 800 E. Market St. 970-3260. Every Monday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30am. Free.

Sunday Social Bike Ride www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for a socially paced ride every Sunday. Free. Visit website for location and time.

Trout Unlimited meeting UVA Astronomy Building. Call Chubby Damron, 531-6938. Visit the Thomas Jefferson Chapter’s monthly gathering about coldwater conservation and fisheries. Every fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Wednesday Night Bike Ride www.cambc.org. With the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, an intermediate/advanced pace ride, every Wednesday, 8pm. Free. Visit website for locations.

Women’s Mountain Biking www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club twice a month for a noncompetitive, social ride. Bring helmet, trail bike and water. Next ride is August 10 at 6pm. For more info: women@cambc.org.

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Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Walking Tours McIntire Building, 200 Second St. NE. 296-1492. www.albemarlehistory.org. Guided tours of historic Downtown every Sat-urday from April through October, 10am. Free.

Beginner Bike Ride www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for an easy, socially-paced ride, select Tuesdays and Sundays. Next ride is Sunday, July 4, at Walnut Creek Park, 5pm. Free.

Bird Walk at Ivy Creek Natural Area 973-7772. www.ivycreekfoundation.org. Learn Virginia’s  birds with experienced birders. Spon-sored by Rivanna Conservation Society, Ivy Creek Foundation and Monticello Bird Club every first Saturday, 7:30am. Call for meeting location.

Charlottesville Astronomical Society On Mc-Cormick Road. 975-4231. www.cvilleastro.org. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at the McCormick Observatory to hear various speakers discuss astronomy and space. Next meeting is July 5, with Dr. Ed Murphy, who will discuss eclipses, 7pm. Free.

Charlottesville Hash House Harriers 963-9394 or 531-1937. www.chhh.com. This “drink-ing club with a running problem” meets for a three- to five-mile trail run and dinner every Sunday, 3pm. Free the first time, $5 afterwards.

Charlottesville Orchid Society 1165 E. Rio Rd. 975-4231. Meets the second Sunday of the month at the Church of Our Saviour to discuss var-ious aspects of orchid growing, 2-3:30pm. Free.

McCormick Observatory On McCormick Road. 924-7494. www.astro.virginia.edu. Holds a visitor’s night the first and third Fridays of each month (except holidays) including observing with telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations and tours. Next night is July 7, 9-11pm. Free.

Montalto tours at Monticello off Route 53. 984-9822. Walking tours of the landmark peak, 410′ above Jefferson’s home. Daily, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting. $12.  Res-ervations recommended.

Monticello Signature tours off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. An extended guided tour of the main floor, the Dome Room and cellars, plus the gardens on Fridays, 6:30pm. $35. Reservations required.

Plantation Community Tours at Monticello off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. Tour Mulberry Row, the center of slave life at Monticello. Daily, on the hour from 10am-3pm. General admission.

Rivanna Trail Foundation Work Party 244-5763. www.rivannatrails.org. Held monthly every second Saturday, meets at Melbourne Road trailhead; tools provided, but bring shears and clippers if you have them. Next work party on July 8, 9am-noon. Free.

Scheier Natural Area nature exploration Scheier natural Area in Palmyra 971-1553. www.rivanna river.org. All-ages guided nature exploration, every fourth Sunday.  Next exploration on July 23, 3pm. Free.

SeaDevil Divers 2001 Commonwealth Ave. 975-5570. www.seadevildivers.com. A local scuba diving club, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Starr Hill Brewery. Social hour and speaker. Next meeting on July 11, 6:30pm. Free.

Senior Citizen Basketball at Downtown Recreation Center, 800 E. Market St. 970-3260. Every Monday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30am. Free.

Sunday Social Bike Ride www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for a socially paced ride, 6pm. Free.

Trout Unlimited meeting UVA Astronomy Build-ing. Call Chubby Damron, 531-6938. Visit the Thomas Jefferson Chapter’s monthly gathering about coldwater conservation and fisheries. Every fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Wednesday Night Bike Ride www.cambc.org. With the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, an intermediate/advanced pace ride, 8pm. Free.

Wintergreen Nature Foundation 3421 Winter-green Dr., Nellysford. 325-8169. www.twnf.org. The WNF’s Field Studies Institute offers one- and two-day adult courses. Next class is “Working with Weeds Wildflower Gardens” on July 8, 10am-4pm. $60. Registration required.

Women’s 4-Miler Training Program UVA track, Copeley Road. (across from University Hall). 293-3367. Charlottesville Track Club sponsors Saturday morning training sessions to prepare for the Septmber 2 race. Cost includes running manual. Bring water, towel and folding chair. Register at Ragged Mountain Running Shop. $15.

Women’s Mountain Biking www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club twice a month for a noncompetitive, social ride. Bring helmet, trail bike and water. Next ride is July 13 at 6pm. For more info: women@cambc.org.

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 trythisnow@c-ville.com.

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Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Walking Tours McIntire Building 200 Second St. NE. 296-1492. www.albemarlehistory.org. Guided tours of historic Downtown every Saturday from April through October, 10am. Free.

 

Beginner Bike Ride www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for an easy, socially-paced ride, select Tuesdays and Sundays. Next ride is Tuesday, June 6, at Observatory Hill, 6pm. Free.

Bird Walk at Ivy Creek Natural Area 973-7772. www.ivycreekfoundation.org. Learn Virginia’s  birds with experienced birders. Sponsored by Rivanna Conservation Society, Ivy Creek Foundation and Monticello Bird Club every first Saturday, 7:30am. Call for meeting location.

Charlottesville Astronomical Society On McCormick Road. 975-4231. www.cvilleastro.org. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at the McCormick Observatory to hear various speakers discuss astronomy and space. Next meeting is June 7, with Don Wells on the National Radio Astronomical Observatory, 6:45-8:30pm. Free.

Charlottesville Hash House Harriers 963-9394 or 531-1937. www.chhh.com. This “drinking club with a running problem” meets for a three- to five-mile trail run and dinner every Sunday, 3pm. Free the first time, $5 afterwards.

Charlottesville Horticulture Club 1180 Pepsi Pl. E-mail jziegler@nexet.net. Meets the third Tuesday of the month to discuss aspects of horticulture as it affects area gardeners at the Charlottesville Senior Center. Next meeting and annual picnic is June 20, 7-9pm. Free.


Charlottesville Orchid Society 1165 E. Rio Rd. 975-4231. Meets the second Sunday of the month at the Church of Our Saviour to discuss various aspects of orchid growing. Next meeting is June 10, 2pm. Free.


McCormick Observatory On McCormick Road. 924-7494. www.astro.virginia.edu. Holds a visitor’s night the first and third Fridays of each month (except holidays) including observing with telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations and tours. Next night is June 2, 9-11pm. Free.



Montalto tours
at Monticello Off Route 53. 984-9822. Walking tours of the landmark peak, 410’ above Jefferson’s home. Daily, 1pm and 3pm. $12.



Monticello Signature tours
Off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. An extended guided tour of the main floor, the Dome room and cellars, plus the gardens on Fridays, 6:30pm. $35. Reservations required.



Plantation Community Tours
at Monticello Off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. Tour Mulberry Row, the center of slave life at Monticello. Daily, on the hour from 10am-3pm. General admission.



Rivanna Trail Foundation Work Party
244-5763. www.rivannatrails.org. Held monthly every second Saturday, meets at Melbourne Road trailhead; tools provided, but bring shears and clippers if you have them. Next work party on June 10, 9am-noon. Free.



Scheier Natural Area nature exploration
Scheier natural Area in Palmyra 971-1553. www.rivannariver.org. All-ages guided nature exploration, every fourth Sunday, 3pm. Free.



SeaDevil Divers
2001 Commonwealth Ave. 975-5570. www.seadevildivers.com. A local scuba diving club, meets the second Monday of each month at Rococo’s Restaurant. Social hour and speaker. Next meeting on June 12 features Scott Smith from the Diver’s Alert Network, 6:30pm. Free.


Senior Citizen Basketball at Downtown Recreation Center 800 E. Market St.
970-3260. Every Monday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30am. Free.



Sunday Social Bike Ride
www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for a socially-paced ride, 6pm. Free.

Trout Unlimited meeting UVA Astronomy Building. Call Chubby Damron,


531-6938. Visit the Thomas Jefferson Chapter’s monthly gathering about coldwater conservation and fisheries. Every fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.



Walnut Creek Trail maintenance day
Route 631S. www.cambc.org. On the first
Saturday
of every month, gather with friends and help maintain the trail. Meet in the parking lot. Next maintenance day on June 3, 10am. Free.



Wednesday Night Bike Ride
www.cambc.org. With the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, an intermediate/advanced pace ride, 8pm. Free.



Wintergreen Nature Foundation
3421 Wintergreen Dr., Nellysford. 325-8169. www.twnf.org. The WNF’s Field Studies Institute offers one- and two-day adult courses, 10am. $3-6.



Women’s Mountain Biking
www.cambc.org. The first and third Thursday of the month, join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for a noncompetitive, social ride. Bring helmet, trail bike and water. Next ride is May 28 at the Blue Ridge School, 6:30pm.



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Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Walking Tours McIntire Building 200 Second St. NE. 296-1492. www.albemarlehistory.org. Guided tours of historic Downtown every Sat-urday from April through October, 10am. Free.

Beginner Bike Ride www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for an easy, socially-paced ride, select Tuesdays and Sundays. Next ride is Tuesday, June 6, at Observatory Hill, 6pm. Free.

Bird Walk at Ivy Creek Natural Area 973-7772. www.ivycreekfoundation.org. Learn Vir-ginia’s birds with experienced birders. Spon-sored by Rivanna Conservation Society, Ivy Creek Foundation and Monticello Bird Club every first Saturday, 7:30am. Call for meeting location.

Charlottesville Astronomical Society On McCormick Road. 975-4231. www.cvilleastro. org. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at the McCormick Observatory to hear various speakers discuss astronomy and space. Next meeting is June 7, with Don Wells on the National Radio Astronomical Obser-vatory, 6:45-8:30pm. Free.

Charlottesville Hash House Harriers 963-9394 or 531-1937. www.chhh.com. This “drinking club with a running problem” meets for a three- to five-mile trail run and dinner every Sunday, 3pm. Free the first time, $5 afterwards.

Charlottesville Horticulture Club 1180 Pepsi Pl. E-mail jziegler@nexet.net. Meets the third Tuesday of the month to discuss aspects of horticulture as it affects area gardeners at the Charlottesville Senior Center. Next meeting and annual picnic is June 20, 7-9pm. Free.

Charlottesville Orchid Society 1165 E. Rio Rd. 975-4231. Meets the second Sunday of the month at the Church of Our Saviour to discuss various aspects of orchid growing. Next meeting is June 10, 2pm. Free.

McCormick Observatory On McCormick Road. 924-7494. www.astro.virginia.edu. Holds a visitor’s night the first and third Fridays of each month (except holidays) including ob-serving with telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations and tours. Next night is June 2, 9-11pm. Free.

Montalto tours at Monticello Off Route 53. 984-9822. Walking tours of the landmark peak, 410′ above Jefferson’s home. Daily, 1pm and 3pm. $12.

Monticello Signature tours Off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. An extended guided tour of the main floor, the Dome room and cellars, plus the gardens on Fridays, 6:30pm. $35. Reservations required.

Plantation Community Tours at Monticello Off Route 53. 984-9822. www.monticello.org. Tour Mulberry Row, the center of slave life at Monticello. Daily, on the hour from 10am-3pm. General admission.

Rivanna Trail Foundation Work Party 244-5763. www.rivannatrails.org. Held monthly every second Saturday, meets at Melbourne Road trailhead; tools provided, but bring shears and clippers if you have them. Next work party on June 10, 9am-noon. Free.

Scheier Natural Area nature exploration Scheier natural Area in Palmyra 971-1553. www.rivannariver.org. All-ages guided nature exploration, every fourth Sunday, 3pm. Free.

SeaDevil Divers 2001 Commonwealth Ave. 975-5570. www.seadevildivers.com. A local scuba diving club, meets the second Monday of each month at Rococo’s Restaurant. Social hour and speaker. Next meeting on June 12 features Scott Smith from the Diver’s Alert Network, 6:30pm. Free.

Senior Citizen Basketball at Downtown Recre-ation Center 800 E. Market St. 970-3260. Every Monday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30am. Free.

Sunday Social Bike Ride www.cambc.org. Join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for a socially-paced ride, 6pm. Free.

Trout Unlimited meeting UVA Astronomy Build-ing. Call Chubby Damron, 531-6938. Visit the Thomas Jefferson Chapter’s monthly gathering about coldwater conservation and fisheries. Every fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Walnut Creek Trail maintenance day Route 631S. www.cambc.org. On the first Saturday of every month, gather with friends and help maintain the trail. Meet in the parking lot. Next maintenance day on June 3, 10am. Free.

Wednesday Night Bike Ride www.cambc.org. With the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, an intermediate/advanced pace ride, 8pm. Free.

Wintergreen Nature Foundation 3421 Winter-green Dr., Nellysford. 325-8169. www.twnf.org. The WNF’s Field Studies Institute offers one- and two-day adult courses, 10am. $3-6.

Women’s Mountain Biking www.cambc.org. The first and third Thursday of the month, join the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club for a noncompetitive, social ride. Bring helmet, trail bike and water. Next ride is May 28 at the Blue Ridge School, 6:30pm.

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 trythisnow@c-ville.com.

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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 Lynch-burg Rd. 977-5411. www.biscuitrun.com. Hosts an open house and potluck supper every Wednesday, 6pm. 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 407B Monticello Rd. 296-8292. sundaysalsa@cvillesalsaclub.com. Sponsors Salsa and other dance lessons at La Taza Coffeehouse every Tuesday, 7pm. Free.

Charlottesville Swing Dance Society Swing Swap 1200 Forrest St. Murray High School. 980-2744. www.avenue.org/swing. Practice session in swing and other kinds of dance. A DJ takes requests for a variety of dances including East and West Coast Swing, Hustle, Two-Step and Cha-Cha. Singles and couples welcome; no partner needed, every Thursday, 7:30-9pm. Free.

Court Square Dancers 201 E. Market St. 971-8863. Perform traditional English garland, stave and ribbon dances in the McIntire Room of the Central Library. Open to all levels of female dancers and musicians of either gender, every Thursday, 7-8:45pm. Free.

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 May 8 will discuss Saturday by Ian McEwan, 7-8:30pm. Free.

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

Flamenco Dance Classes 500 Albemarle Sq. 978-3800. Learn Flamenco dance with Kristi O’Brien every Saturday through June 10. Beginners, 3-4pm; intermediates, 4-5pm. $12.

Glass Palette classes 110 Fifth St. NE. 977-9009. Offers two-week classes on glass making including: “Kiln Formed Glass,” every Saturday, 11am-3pm; “Fused Glass Jewelry,” every Sunday, noon-4pm. $225/$250.

Improv Comedy Class with the Bent Theatre Company (formerly Whole World Theatre). Meets in front of Sylvia’s Pizza, 310 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 466-9574. Class is offered every Tuesday, 8-10pm, with an all-class jam session every Saturday, 4-6pm. $100 per month.

International Folk Dancing 1180 Pepsi Pl. 960-2227. Instructor Ezher Uremez offers lessons in circle, line and partner folk dances from all over the world every Tuesday, 6-8:30pm. Free.

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

Live Arts classes 123 E. Water St. 977-4177. www.livearts.org. Holds ongoing programs, including: “Actor’s LAB” for adults with acting coach Carol Pedersen, for an intense workout guaranteed to stretch acting muscles, every Saturday in the Rehearsal A space, 10-11am. $15. “Playwright’s LAB” meets the first and third Monday of every month to provide a safe, inspirational forum to share, read, hear and discuss scripts and receive feedback, 6:30-9:30pm. Free. “Play Reading Series” meets the second Sunday of the month, 3-6pm. Free.

McGuffey Art Center classes 201 Second St. NW. 295-7973. Offers ongoing and one-day art classes including: “Mapping the Dark,” a course on conceiving art with Ros Casey every Tuesday, 9:30am-noon or 6:30-9pm, $215; “Beginning Drawing,” every Tuesday, 7-9pm, $225; “Watercolor Open Studio,” every Tues-day, 5-8pm, $100. (Materials not included.)

Oratorio Society of Charlottesville-Albemarle 1117 Fifth St. SW. 882-1738. Holding additional auditions for singers on Monday evenings for the 2006 season. Contact Joy to schedule an appointment.

Poem Site in front of 2331 Highland Ave., Fry’s Spring. 295-5057. “Songs in the Landscape” features poetry by Laurance Wieder, painting by Andrea Wieder and a take-it-with-you poem. 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 dance classes, including: Foxtrot every Monday, Salsa I every Tuesday, Salsa II and Argentine Tango every Wednesday, Pole Dance every Thurs-day and Sunday, all 7pm. Pre-teen and Teen Social Dance Class every Thursday, 7pm. $32 for four lessons. General social dance party every Friday. Beginner’s dance lessons at 7pm, dance at 8pm.

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.

Songsharing open mic at Fork Union Com-munity Center, Rt. 15. 979-SONG. www.song sharing.org. Saturday, May 28. Part of the Fork Union Community Music Series. Sign up to be one of four open mic performers. A headline act by a SongSharing volunteer musician follows. Time TBA. $3.

Songsharing open mic at Victory Hall Theater Main St., Scottsville. 979-SONG. www.song sharing.org. Saturday, May 21: Part of the Scottsville Community Music Series. Sign up to be one of four open mic performers. A headline act by a SongSharing volunteer musician follows. Time TBA. $3.

Studio Baboo workshops 321 E. Main St. 244-2905. www.studiobaboo.com. Holds work-shops, including: “Long and Lovely,” Sat-urday, April 22, 10am-2pm, $40; and “Metamorphosis” Sunday, April 23, 10am-4pm, $90.  See website for full schedule.

Sunspots glass blowing demonstrations 2039 Barracks Rd, Meadowbrook Shopping Center, corner of Emmett and Barracks Rd. 977-5531. Watch red-hot molten glass being formed into beautiful art objects. Demonstrations offer-ed Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm www.sun spots.com.  

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 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.

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 trythisnow@c-ville.com.

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