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Attendees at PVCC's Culinary Arts information sessions will tour the facilities and meet Associate Professor of Culinary Arts Eric Breckoff and other students. Attendees at PVCC’s Culinary Arts information sessions will tour the facilities and meet Associate Professor of Culinary Arts Eric Breckoff and other students.

Culinary Arts Info Sessions at Jefferson School City Center

Piedmont Virginia Community College is hosting information sessions about its Culinary Arts associate degree program. The free sessions will be held at the PVCC Jefferson School Center location, 233 Fourth St. NW, in downtown Charlottesville on the following dates:

  • Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. in room J111

  • Monday, April 14, 4 p.m. in room J112

  • Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. in room J111

Attendance is required at one of the sessions for any new student interested in beginning PVCC’s Culinary Arts degree program. The session will cover class descriptions, tips for success in the program, student materials and supplies, and instructions for meeting with a Culinary Arts faculty member to register for classes. Attendees will tour PVCC’s culinary teaching facilities, meet Associate Professor of Culinary Arts Eric Breckoff, and meet students currently enrolled in the program.

Graduates of the new culinary arts program will be prepared for entry-level jobs as caterers, chefs, food service managers, bakers, and more. The program includes credit classes in food preparation, foodservice management, nutrition, safety and sanitation, and hospitality industry computer systems. See www.pvcc.edu/culinary for more information or contact Marya Choby, CTE coordinator, atmchoby@pvcc.edu or 434.961.5358.

Summer/Fall Internships Available at African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC ) offers internships to promising high school rising juniors, seniors, undergraduates, graduate students or career changers who are considering employment in the arts, history, education, nonprofit management and promotions, and marketing. Through administrative and project-based activities, interns have the opportunity to research and develop programs and initiatives that advance the Heritage Center’s mission.

Interns will get the opportunity to work directly on programming, interact with other resident organizations at the Jefferson School, and learn more about Charlottesville’s history and the culture of African Diaspora peoples.

With the exception of the Pauline Oberdorfer Minor Local History Internship, our internships are unpaid. During summer sessions, interns are expected to commit 15-20 hours per week during a 10-week cycle beginning June 16 and continuing through August 25, 2014.  Fall session interns are expected to commit 15-20 hours per week during a 10-week cycle beginning September 2 and ending December 5, 2014.

To obtain an application or for more information email director@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. The deadline for applications is April 21, 2014.

Literacy Volunteers’ Wordplay Event April 16 at The Paramount Theater

Only 12 days until Literacy Volunteers’ annual trivia fundraiser, Wordplay, and LVCA staff, board, and volunteers are busy with promotions and organizing the 40 teams already signed up for the event.

“This is our main fundraiser so it’s critical we have a great turnout so we can keep providing free tutoring in literacy to adults in our community who need the help,” said Executive Director Ellen Osborne. Many teams, such as Albemarle Baking Company, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and UVA Credit Union, have participated in the event every year for the past seven years. “We’re thrilled so many teams enjoy coming out for a night of trivia and fun in support of literacy,” explained Osborne. “We’re also excited about new groups who are getting into the game this year, such as McCallum & Kudravetz law firm, HelioSage Energy, and the Junior League Sustainers.”

The event kicks off at the Paramount Theater at 7pm on the 16th and individuals can cheer on their favorite teams for $20 a ticket. During the evening, teams of three compete answering trivia questions featuring subjects such as vocabulary, pop culture, history, literature, music, and more. For more information, to form a team, or to buy a ticket, go to literacyforall.org/wordplay.

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