2.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Healthy Parks, Healthy People Events – Appomattox – Various Activities Throughout August
2.2 CHESS (Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services) Classes – Manassas – Registration Deadline Is August 16
2.3 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party – Richmond – August 21
2.4 Charlottesville Municipal Band Youth Ensemble – Charlottesville – Rehearsals Begin on October 4

 

2.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Healthy Parks, Healthy People Events – Appomattox – Various Activities Throughout August

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox, Virginia

­­­Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8 a.m. – Bird watching walk. Meet at the Lee’s Headquarters parking area. The 1.5-2 mile walk will offer opportunities to find birds in forested areas, a grassy field, and along the Appomattox River.  Come out to see and hear a variety of local species in their natural habitat. Dress accordingly for an outdoor walk, and wear comfortable shoes. Novices to experienced birders are welcome. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your own.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – Fun Run. Join park staff at the North Carolina Monument parking area. The course is a two-mile trail with moderate difficulty, encompassing a few hills. The course will take the runner through scenic landscape that maintains historical significance from Robert E. Lee’s surrender to U. S. Grant in 1865. Attendees should dress appropriately with proper running footwear.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – Dog walk. Dogs and walkers should meet at Lee’s Headquarter’s Pull Off for a casual walk along one of the park trails (approximately 1.5-2-mile trail). Wear comfortable walking shoes. All dogs must be leashed.

To read the official press release about these activities download this pdf file:

www.nps.gov/apco/planyourvisit/upload/APCO_HPHP-August-events-PR_FY17.pdf  

For more information about the park, including a map, visit www.nps.gov/apco or call Robin Snyder at 434-352-8987, ext. 222.

For more information about the Healthy Parks, Healthy People programs, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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2.2 CHESS (Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services) Classes – Manassas – Registration Deadline Is August 16

“Rock” Building (next to Manassas Baptist Church)
Manassas, Virginia

Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 6, 2017. Cost: $75 registration fee; course fees vary. Registration deadline is August 16, 2017, at 9 a.m.

CHESS offers over 50 a la carte classes for students in grades seven through twelve. Courses are designed to challenge students, prepare them for college, and help them gain valuable life skills. Subjects include English and literature, writing, art and design, foreign languages, social and natural sciences, and mathematics.

For more information, contact Tara Taylor at 703-753-1901 or admin@chessclasses.org.

For course schedules, tuition and fees, and registration information, visit the website.

http://chessclasses.org

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2.3 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party – Richmond – August 21

Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Monday, August 21, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m. Cost: Outdoor activities and viewing party are free; indoor activities included with paid museum admission as follows: $13.50/student, ages four to twelve years; $14.50, adults and students 13 years and older; $13.50/senior adult, ages 60 years and older. The first 500 admissions will also include eclipse viewing glasses and a t-shirt.

The Science Museum of Virginia will celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with a large-scale viewing party on its front lawn. The party will include sun, moon, and star-themed activities. Guests can enjoy several interactive activities such as creating an Earth, moon, and sun model to learn how eclipses work; a mobile of the earth, moon, and sun; a star map to identify constellations; or a star clock, which can help tell time using the constellations’ positions.

Local food trucks will be onsite, and food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Museum’s Periodic Table Café.

The eclipse will begin to be visible in Richmond at 1:17 p.m. and end by 2:45 p.m., almost 86 percent of the sun will be blocked. To avoid eye damage, eclipse viewing glasses should be worn while viewing the eclipse.

For more information, visit the website.

www.smv.org

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2.4 Charlottesville Municipal Band Youth Ensemble – Charlottesville – Rehearsals Begin on October 4

Municipal Arts Center
1119 5th Street SW
Charlottesville, Virginia

Wednesdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 4 through November 29, 2017. Cost: $225/student, grades five through nine. Scholarships are available.

The Charlottesville Municipal Band Youth Ensemble is beginning its second season, providing private and homeschooled students and other youth with the opportunity to participate in a band. The ensemble is open to students in fifth through ninth grades who have at least one year of experience with a band instrument. Music will be provided, but students must provide their own instruments.

For more information and for scholarship inquiries, contact Steve Layman or Emily Luebke at cbm.youth.ensemble@gmail.com.

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