1. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Evaluations – Richmond – October 27
2. Jim Weiss Storytelling Workshop – Springfield – November 2
3. STEM Artillery Challenge – Submission Deadline Is November 9
4. Health Sciences Job Fair and Employer Q&A – Charlottesville – November 14
5. Foster Parent Information Session – Richmond – November 19

 

1. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Evaluations – Richmond – October 27

Richmond’s First Baptist Church
Richmond, VA

Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $95/student.

Richmond’s First Baptist Church will host Upward Basketball for boys and girls grades one through six, and Upward Cheerleading for girls kindergarten through grade six. Registration is now open. Evaluations are Saturday, October 28, 2017 anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (evaluations only take about 30 minutes). Games begin in January. 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, contact Laura Harris at 804-355-8637, or email LHarris@FBCRichmond.org.

 

2. Jim Weiss Storytelling Workshop – Springfield – November 2

Harvester Presbyterian Church
7800 Rolling Road
Springfield, Virginia

Friday, November 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $50/person. Recommended for students ages 8 to 13. Parents are also welcome to register. Reservations are required.

Author and storyteller Jim Weiss will share fascinating stories from literature and history, as well as fun tips for writing, memorizing, and dramatizing stories. Parents who reserve a workshop seat for themselves will also have time over lunch with Jim to ask questions and be encouraged.

Following the workshop, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., CDs will be available for purchase and Jim will be available for autographs and pictures.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Jan Esher at jan.esher@icloud.com.

 

3. STEM Artillery Challenge – Submission Deadline Is November 9

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Williamsburg, Virginia

Video submissions due Friday, November 9, 2018. Contest is open to all students equivalent to upper elementary school age.

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is hosting a STEM Artillery Challenge to encourage students to engage in an interactive way with STEM and project-based learning.

Students will build a tabletop trebuchet from an approved list of materials, make a video of themselves shooting their trebuchet for accuracy and distance, and post the video to YouTube. The link to the video must be sent to stephen.phillips@jyf.virginia.gov by November 9. Entries will be judged and the three finalists will be invited to compete at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Finalists will receive a free tour of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and win one of the three cash prizes.

For more information, including a complete list of approved construction materials and contest details, visit the website.

 

4. Health Sciences Job Fair and Employer Q&A – Charlottesville – November 14

Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, Virginia

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: This is a free student and community event.

Piedmont Virginia Community College will host an informal educational job fair which will allow students and jobseekers interested in pursuing health care careers to meet PVCC program faculty as well as area employers.

Featured employers include AT Home Care Staffing, Cedars Healthcare Center, Central Virginia Health Services, UVA Health System, The Arc of the Piedmont, Martha Jefferson House, Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Hospice of the Piedmont, Valley Health, K2 Dental Arts, and more.

For more information, contact Andre Luck at aluck@pvcc.edu.

 

5. Foster Parent Information Session – Richmond – November 19

Baptist General Association of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Monday, November 19, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Admission is free; no registration is required.

Learn how to become a foster parent through HopeTree Family Services’ Treatment Foster Care program.

HopeTree’s Foster Care program helps meet the needs of children and youth who require individualized care and attention in a stable, Christian, family setting.

For more information, contact Abigail Schreiner at 804-698-9370 or abigails@hopetreefs.org.