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United States Air Force Heritage Brass band at Carver Recreation Center United States Air Force Heritage Brass band at Carver Recreation Center

Carver Recreation Center Entertains with Music, Gets Ready for National Geographic Explorer of the Year

Last week, the United States Air Force Band Heritage Brass played at the Carver Rec Center to a crowd of over 50 people. The brass quintet and percussionist played songs ranging from “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

“There was lots of great interaction between the audience and the band,” said Carver Recreation Center Manager Dan Carpenter. “They even stayed late and answered a lot of questions.”

The local American Legion Post 74 joined the group for the Presentation of Colors as Heritage Brass played the national anthem. The Heritage Brass tours around the region, performing for schools, hospitals, and other community organizations.

Next week at Carver Rec, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Explorer of the Year, will discuss her adventures on the Appalachian Trail. Davis completed the Appalachian Trail three times, and will be discussing her latest book, Called Again, which chronicles her 2011 record-breaking trek in which she completed the Appalachian Trail in 46 days.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department. It is free and open to the public. The event begins at 7:00pm.

Common Ground Offers “Toning with Harmonic Crystal Bowls” Workshop

Next Friday, February 28, Common Ground Healing Arts will offer a workshop focused on helping participants reach a meditative state through creating harmonics with crystal bowls and song. This donation-based workshop will take place from 6:00-8:00pm and all donations will support the Prenatal and Postpartum Services at Common Ground. Melanie Gillette, who has been trained in Qigong, Soundwork, Plant Energetics and Buddhist and Taoist practices, will use her background in these areas to lead a powerful and transformative workshop.

Literacy Volunteers’ Wordplay Team Recruitment Underway

Literacy Volunteers is gearing up for its seventh annual “Wordplay” fundraising event. Wordplay, the ultimate live game show of cultural literacy, will be held at the Paramount Theater on April 16, 2014 at 7:00pm.

In Wordplay, teams of three compete by answering trivia questions featuring subjects such as vocabulary, pop culture, history, literature, music, and more. About forty businesses and private groups across Charlottesville and Albemarle county form teams each year to participate in the fun-filled game. Past teams have represented Albemarle Baking Company, Piedmont Virginia Community College, many local schools, and the UVA Community Credit Union.

“We already have many returning teams registered,” said Executive Director Ellen Osborne. “But we’re hoping to pack the house this year with a great mix of long-time supporters and folks who are new to the game.”

Those interested in forming a Wordplay team can visit www.literacyforall.org/wordplay to learn more and register for the event.

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