What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

The first Story Slam featured "Grits" as the subject matter at the African American Heritage Center. Tonight's theme is "Gravy." The first Story Slam featured “Grits” as the subject matter at the African American Heritage Center. Tonight’s theme is “Gravy.”

Story Slam Tonight at African American Heritage Center

The second Story Slam kicks off at 6:30pm tonight, October 3, at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. October’s theme is “Gravy” and eight story-tellers will compete for best story of the night. The winner earns a place in the Story Slam-off, where the winners of the year’s slams will compete for the “Slamma Jamma” trophy. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is at the Jefferson School City Center.

Storytellers should register upon arrival and names are drawn out of a hat to determine order of presentation. Stories should fit into the theme, be true as the storyteller remembers it, and should be under five minutes in length. No notes, props, or music allowed. Judges are selected from the audience.

The cost is $5 for JSAAHC members and includes one free drink ticket. The cost for non-members is $8, which also includes one free drink ticket.

Mary Williams Community Center Seeks Bingo Prizes, Announces Game Group

JABA’s Mary Williams Community Center requests assistance restocking its bingo prize cabinet. “We appreciate prizes of non-perishable foods, household supplies such as laundry soap, dish soap and paper towels and of course money can be donated so we may purchase prizes,” explained Kelly Carpenter, Mary Williams Center Manager. “Our members also enjoy stuffed animals and small décor for their homes.” Individuals or groups can sponsor prizes. Typically the center goes go through 25 prizes a week, so donations are very appreciated.

The Mary Williams Center has also partnered with the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation to begin a weekly group for individuals who enjoy dominoes, checkers, and scrabble. “We meet in the Mary Williams Community Center from 2:15 to 3:15 every Wednesday,” said Carpenter. Everyone is welcome to join in this hour of playing games and meeting new people.

YMCA Prepares for “Ghouls Night Out” October 24

In order to celebrate Halloween, the YMCA at the Jefferson School City Center will host a “Ghouls Night Out” featuring a flashlight maze, games, treats, and a dance party, 6:00-8:00pm October 24. YMCA instructor Devyn Wildy will DJ the “Monster Mash” dance party. The event is open to the public and costs $5 per family and family-friendly costumes are encouraged.

The YMCA encourages families to also take part in Carver Recreation Center’s pumpkin carving contest, also happening October 24 from 6:00-8:00pm. The carving contest costs $5 per pumpkin and pre-registration is required. To register or learn more, call or visit Carver Rec: (434) 970-3053.

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