Education

Passport to the Pueblo Tribes
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Virginia Discovery Museum. PHOTO BY Linda J. Kobert Kids ages 4-7 can get an exclusive look into the lives of the Pueblo Tribes of the southwestern United States in this teacher work day program at...
Little Chefs
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Virginia Discovery Museum. PHOTO BY Linda J. Kobert Aspiring young chefs can bring a parent to cooking class at the Virginia Discovery Museum and create tasty snacks and delicious meals together....
YogaDoodle
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Virginia Discovery Museum. PHOTO BY Linda J. Kobert Guest instructor Lynn Campbell introduces kids ages 5-9 to Yogadoodle at the Virginia Discovery Museum. With this fusion of traditional yoga...
To Infinity and Beyond
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Amazement Square. PHOTO courtesy of Amazement Square The idea of traveling through space has existed throughout history, but it was only in the 20th century that the idea truly came to life. Share...
Starry, Starry Night
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Amazement Square. PHOTO courtesy of Amazement Square Winter is the ideal time to view constellations, planets, and other celestial bodies in and beyond our solar system. Wee ones and others can...
Fruitcake Science
Published on Dec 27th, 2010
0 comments Pudgie. PHOTO courtesy SMV How long does fruitcake last? The folks at the Science Museum of Virginia have already started that experiment with Pudgie the Fruitcake, our holiday ambassador pictured...
The winner: Kathy Erskine takes National Book Award
Published on Nov 18th, 2010
5 comments Kathy Erskine before the National Book Award seal went on her book, Mockingbird. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Charlottesville writer Kathryn Erskine now possesses one of the most prestigious literary...
Snap: Spirit Walk
Published on Nov 15th, 2010
1 comments Actors and history lovers swarmed downtown sites such as this 5:58pm October 24 gathering at the Albemarle County Courthouse. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The 16th annual Spirit Walk, a creation of the...
Happy hunter: Landers eats up national exposure
Published on Oct 25th, 2010
52 comments Jackson Landers about to skin the tail of an invasive green iguana in the kitchenette of his pop-up camper on Big Pine Key, Florida. PHOTO FROM LANDERS' BLOG In July last year Jackson Landers...
Zumwalt on Vietnam
Published on Oct 25th, 2010
0 comments James G. Zumwalt will discuss his book Bare Feet, Iron Will: Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields at the New Dominion Bookshop on Wednesday, November 10 at 12:15pm. Lieutenant...
Frankenschedule? Irked Albemarle parents slam 4x4 class plan
Published on Oct 22nd, 2010
36 comments Superintendent Pam Moran (left) listens to one of more than a dozen parents decrying an Albemarle  School Board move to save money. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In a county where over 60 percent of the...
3rd Annual Special Needs Conference and Resource Fair
Published on Oct 17th, 2010
0 comments PREP/Parent Resource Center, in collaboration with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), sponsors a free conference and resource fair for parents, families, and community members who...
Fall Festival
Published on Oct 16th, 2010
0 comments Hayrides! PHOTO BY Anyjazz65 - Flickr Visitors to the Science Museum of Virginia can celebrate fall with a hayride, pumpkin painting, and a farm bug tour. Fall Festival is filled with fun, games and...
European Vacations
Published on Oct 16th, 2010
0 comments Virginia Discovery Museum. PHOTO BY Linda J. Kobert Kids ages 5-9 can grab their passports, pack their imagination, and get ready to explore three of the world's languages and cultures at the...
Hollywood Theatre Lab
Published on Oct 16th, 2010
0 comments Virginia Discovery Museum. PHOTO BY Linda J. Kobert Actress and acting instructor Lana Young teaches tiny thespians ages 6-8 how to perform while exploring their imagination in a safe and fun...
Slideshow: Burley Bears paint the town green
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
3 comments Jimmy Hollins, right, played for the Burley Bears when they were state runners up in 1964, and now he's chairman of the Burley Varsity Club. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE For 17 years, Jackson P. Burley...
E. D. Hirsch at the Miller Center
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
2 comments On Monday, October 18 head over to the Miller Center to hear E. D. Hirsch, Jr., founder and chairman of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at UVA,...
7 festivals... and other 'Achievements' for local film
Published on Oct 5th, 2010
0 comments Chris Farina's film, subject of a February cover story, is screening this month at festivals as far away as Norway. HOOK COVER Seven months after it premiered at the South By Southwest film festival...
Bring Your Fire Truck
Published on Oct 4th, 2010
0 comments Meet Sparky the Fire Dog and have fun with the moonbounce, jugglers, face-painting, and refreshments when Charlottesville Fire Corps hosts "Bring Your Fire Truck" to benefit the Central Virginia...
Healthy Living Fair
Published on Oct 4th, 2010
0 comments Whole Foods Market. PHOTO courtesy of Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market hosts a Healthy Living Fair with vendors, cooking and educational classes, movie screenings, samplings, and more. Be sure...
Old Crozet School Arts hosts open studio for students and artists
Published on Oct 2nd, 2010
0 comments The Old Crozet School Arts opens its studio the second Saturday of each month to students and artists who would like to use the space for painting and drawing. No instruction and no supervision;...
Math test still on?
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
2 comments Reports that Buford Middle School was in flames yesterday were false and the result of a child caller, says Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner. An investigation is underway.
Kluge-Moses: Feng shui gets scientific at PVCC building
Published on Sep 21st, 2010
7 comments William Moses and his wife Paticia Kluge, who donated $1.2 million to the project, cut the ribbon in the building that bears their names. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Students already taking classes at...
Sudden resignation: Venable principal steps down mid-year
Published on Sep 17th, 2010
57 comments Leatherwood meets with parents after the official announcement. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The suddenly-announced meeting at Venable Elementary School had some parents concerned, coming just 21.5 hours...
Greenbacks for greenies: Finalists chosen for $10,000 makeover
Published on Sep 12th, 2010
3 comments The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) recently selected 10 lucky finalists in their Home Energy Makeover Contest. Each finalist will receive a free home energy performance assessment, and two...
Bad manners? Candidates see educable moment
Published on Sep 10th, 2010
9 comments Albemarle School Board Chair Ronnie Price (seated right) says the 15 people who wanted to finish the term of Brian Wheeler (standing behind Price) should have stuck around to learn if they were...
The Gulf Caf�©: Virtually the best seafood in town
Published on Aug 24th, 2010
10 comments A new seafood restaurant is opening in Charlottesville, featuring some of the best seafood dishes from the waters of the Gulf Coast, including hush puppies, oysters, jumbo shrimp and baked flounder....
Hops hoedown a-coming
Published on Aug 24th, 2010
0 comments Attention, beer lovers! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 11. That’s when Starr Hill Brewery and Beer Run will be hosting their Top of the Hops beer-tasting extravaganza at the...
Montpelier makeover: James Madison was a wallpaper man
Published on Aug 13th, 2010
8 comments Montpelier's curatorial team checks out the new wallpaper. Left to right: Grant Quertermous, Cheryl Brush, Lynne Dakin Hastings. PHOTO COURTESY THE MONTPELIER FOUNDATION In May, Monticello unveiled...
Folklife Showcase
Published on Aug 12th, 2010
0 comments Maggie Ingram PHOTO courtesy of the Virginia Commission for the Arts The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities hosts the seventh annual Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase at their office...