Around the State – March 6, 2018

1. Historical Tour of Virginia’s Musical Heritage – Chesterfield – March 10

Chesterfield County Museum
Chesterfield, Virginia

Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public.

Join living history “edutainer” Lamar Banister on a fast-paced musical journey beginning with the early development of music–First People, Europeans, and Africans–and how this evolved into making Virginia the center of American music up through the folk and blues music of the 1960s. Learn about the impact that it has on us today, and listen to a variety of instruments such as the recorder, penny whistle, banjo, auto-harp, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, lap dulcimer, hammer dulcimer, pan pipe, jaw harp, mouth bow, and others.

For more information, contact Pat Roble at 804-768-7311.


2. Princeton University Summer Journalism Program – Princeton, NJ – Registration Deadline Is March 23

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

Friday, August 3 through Monday, August 13, 2018. Cost: This is a no-cost program geared toward junior-year high school students from low-income households. All expenses, including transportation to and from Princeton, are covered by the program. Application deadline is March 23, 2018.

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program welcomes 30-45 high school students to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism.

Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Politico, Sports Illustrated, and CNN, among other media outlets. Students tour The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, and Bloomberg; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; conduct an investigative report; author a group blog; and report, write, edit, and design their own newspaper.

After students return home, program staff remain in contact with them, assisting them during the application process and helping them to apply for journalism internships once they are in college.

For more information regarding the program and student eligibility, and to apply for the program, visit the website or email sjp@princeton.edu.


3. Family Camp – Appomattox – Registration Deadline Is May 4

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center
Appomattox, Virginia

Monday, May 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. through Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. Cost: $500/family of four; $75/each additional child; $35/children two to four years olds; children under two years old are free. Space is limited to 25 families. Registration is now open and will continue until all spots are full. Registration deadline is May 4.

Family camp offers the chance for family members to bond with each other while at the same time experiencing their own level of independence in a safe environment. Family camp offers a variety of activities for all ages. Lodging is separated by family, with one family in each rustic cabin or bunkhouse room.

Participants (youth and adults) take three classes a day, one of which is specifically designated as a family activity. Classes offered include swimming, theater arts, nature, canoeing, forestry, archery, and more. Afternoons and evenings are filled with special activities such as hikes, canoe trips, and campfires.

For more information, contact Heather Benninghove at 434-248-5444 or heathern@vt.edu.


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