2.1 Friday Cooking Lessons – Midlothian – Fridays Through December 15
2.2 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Team Evaluations – Richmond – Early Registration Deadline Is October 22
2.3 Performances at the Wayne Theatre – Waynesboro – Multiple Dates
2.4 Computer Science Scholarship Opportunities


2.1 Friday Cooking Lessons – Midlothian – Fridays Through December 15

Edible Education
Midlothian, Virginia

Fridays through December 15, 2017, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $20/student per class, grades kindergarten and higher. Registration deadline is the Wednesday before each class. Cost includes recipes and ingredients, including locally-grown, seasonal produce. Students can take as many classes as desired; attendance each Friday is not required. Sign up for five classes and the sixth is free!

Under the guidance of a chef instructor, students will make two or three recipes each class period. Each week, a different menu is prepared with seasonal, locally grown food. There are no nuts or dyes used in the recipes, and accommodations can be made for most food allergies. Themes and recipes vary, and include dishes such as pasta and kale pesto, pumpkin pie, turkey chili, gingerbread cookies, and more.

For more information, contact Shari Fowler at 804-218-7903 or info@edibleedu.com.

For a full list of class themes and recipes, or to register for classes, visit the website.



2.2 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Team Evaluations – Richmond – Early Registration Deadline Is October 22

Richmond’s First Baptist Church
Richmond, Virginia

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $85/student through October 22; $95/student October 23-28. Upward Basketball is open to boys and girls in grades one through six; Upward Cheerleading is open to girls in kindergarten through grade six. Evaluations will be held on October 28. Games begin in January, 2018.

Upward is designed to give children and their families a positive sports experience using athletics to develop physical skills, character, self-worth and spiritual growth. The season incorporates practice, games, devotions, and a celebration event at the end of the season.

For more information and registration, visit www.fbcrichmond.org/ministries/rec.


2.3 Wayne Theatre Art Education Program – Waynesboro – Multiple Dates

Wayne Theatre
Waynesboro, Virginia

The mission of this program is to present the best educational theater that engages children of all ages in meaningful ways, complements school curricula, and cultivates appreciation of the performing arts. When available, links to study guides are offered. All of the arts programming is open to all ages and open to the public. Buses and large groups are welcome but advance tickets are required for large groups. Upcoming performances include the following:

The Cashore Marionettes Life In Motion – Friday, November 3 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $25/person.

Award-winning artist Joseph Cashore creates and manipulates these amazingly lifelike marionettes in a performance celebrating the richness of life through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, poignancy, and poetic insight.

Each of the following matinee performances is a one-hour performance.

Cost: $7.50/person, students and adult chaperones.

The Cashore Marionettes Simple Gifts – Friday, November 3, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Appropriate for grades 3-8.

A matinee offering of Mr. Cashore’s award-winning puppetry provides humorous, riveting, sophisticated family entertainment.

Pinocchio – Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Appropriate for grades K-5.

This live performance of the classic story focuses on themes of family ties and self-esteem. Study guide link:


Junie B. Jones – Friday, December 1, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Appropriate for grades K-5.

This is a musical adaptation of Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School, from Barbara Park’s popular children’s book series. Study guide link:


One Appalachian Christmas – Monday, December 4, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

In this Christmas story set in 1936 Appalachia, two friends learn that the best Christmases don’t come from the pages of a mail order catalog. Study guide link:


For more information, contact Suzy Nasholds at 540-943-9999 or suzynasholds@waynetheatre.org.

For advance registration for large groups and classes, visit http://waynetheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/20170803121901616.pdf.

For more events and to purchase tickets, visit the website.



2.4 Computer Science Scholarship Opportunities

ComputerScience.org was created to help meet the demand for qualified computer scientists in the workforce. It provides an in-depth overview of the field – including education – and serves as an introduction for the next generation of programmers, engineers, and developers.

A curated list of scholarships, including a searchable directory of scholarships, is available at the following website.