Carve a Pumpkin at Carver Recreation Center Next Week
Carver Recreation Center will host its annual Pumpkin Carving Contest next Friday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm. Interested carvers must register in advance and the cost is $5.00 per pumpkin. All pumpkins will be entered into the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Downtown Safe Halloween Event on Saturday, October 25 (2:00-4:30pm).
Over sixty people attended the event last year and helped twenty pumpkins transform into cats, ghosts, and monsters at the event. “We had some very creative designs. Our winner [last year] in the family category was a pumpkin that got a little “sick” and had pumpkin guts and seeds coming out of his mouth,” said Dan Carpenter, Carver Recreation Center Manager of Kirsten Seay, Olivia Bryan, and Eli Seay’s winning pumpkin.
Pumpkins will be judged in three categories: Youth (ages 12-17), Adult (18 and over), and Family (all ages) and winners in each category will win one free two-month pass to Carver Rec and Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center. Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Please call 434-970-3035 to register.
Upcoming Events at African American Heritage Center
On Saturday October 18, the Jefferson School City Center’s African American Heritage Center (AAHC) will show a screening of The Coachman. The Coachman is a documentary by Lorenzo Dickerson that focuses on the life of a local African American domestic worker in Albemarle County from 1887-1946. The domestic worker featured in this film came from slaves, held a position of prestige, enjoyed love and endured heartache and loss. He lived through Jim Crow, The Great Depression, Great Migration, WWI and WWII
The film will begin at 3:00pm and a discussion will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments available for purchase.
On Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm the AAHC will host a wine tasting. “Wine 101” will feature a variety of chardonnay styles from big and buttery to elegant and ripe. Konrad Turnbull from local wine importer Simon N Cellars will host the tasting. Suggested donation is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.
Finally, on Wednesday October 22 the AAHC will host it’s next installment in the “Story Time!” series. Next week’s story will be Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou with illustrations by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Angelou’s poem celebrates the courage residing in everyone. This event is appropriate for children ages 4-8 and their parents/caretakers. It is free and open to the public.
Free Breast Health Screenings Offered at Martha Jefferson’s Outpatient Care Center
On October 25, from 9am-2pm, free breast breast health screenings will be provided at Martha Jefferson’s Outpatient Care Center, located at 595 Martha Jefferson Drive. Participants may qualify if they don’t have insurance that covers mammograms, cost is a concern, are 40 years of age or older, and/or it’s been over a year since their last mammogram. To make an appointment or for more information, call 434-654-7009.
Jefferson School City Center is a voice of the nine nonprofits located at Charlottesville’s intergenerational community center, the restored Jefferson School. We are a legacy preserved . . . a soul reborn . . . in the heart of Cville!