Announcements for Aug. 31 through Sept. 6

 Announcements for Aug. 31 through Sept. 6

Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Living Tired holds an election of the nominating committee following the presentation “Special Education and Parents Rights” during its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Mary Williams Center at the Jefferson City School Center at 233 Fourth St. NW. (434) 220-1493.

» Albemarle County Public Schools has an information meeting on the plans to modernize and expand Woodbrook Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s media center at 100 Woodbrook Drive. (434) 973-6600.

» Albemarle County Public Schools makes the proposed learning resources for secondary history and social science available for public review from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 22 in Room 349 of the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road. (434) 972-4021.


» American Red Cross seeks blood donors due to a critical shortage of blood and platelets. Blood drives are held from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Red Cross office at 1105 Rose Hill Drive and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at S&P Global Market Intelligence at 1 SNL Plaza. (434) 979-7143.

» Charlottesville City Council offers grants to homeowners who may not otherwise qualify for the city’s elderly and disabled tax relief programs.

» Chris Breiner Viticulture & Enology Scholarship accepts applications through Tuesday for scholarships designed to cover the costs of the enology and viticulture certificate programs offered at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Details are available at (434) 961-5354.

» Girl Scouts of Virginia — Skyline holds open houses for potential Girl Scouts and volunteers from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria of Stone Robinson Elementary School, Tuesday in the auditorium of Venable Elementary School, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Sept. 7 in the cafeteria of Yancey Elementary School, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the cafeteria of Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 in the auditorium of Murray Elementary School and from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 in the hall of Greenbrier Elementary School. Additional open houses are scheduled in September.


» Hospice of Piedmont accepts applications for its fall Journeys Bereavement Day Camp, to be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 1 at Camp Holiday Trails. The camp is offered to children and teens ages 5 to 18 who have been affected by a recent or impending death.

» Junior League of Charlottesville accepts applications through Sept. 19 for its fall 2016 community grants program, which awards up to $2,500 to help nonprofit community organizations meet immediate local needs.

» North Anna Power Station will test its early warning siren at 11 a.m. Thursday. Sirens are in Louisa and Orange counties and Hanover, Caroline, and Spotsylvania counties. (804) 897-6510.

» Orange County Office of Voter Registration offers voter registration and free voter photo IDs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 146 Madison Road, Suite 204, in Orange. Services are also available from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Dogwood Village and 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Gordonsville Library. (540) 672-5262.

» Quit Smoking Charlottesville, a free support group, will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. each Thursday from Sept. 8 through Nov. 3 at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department at 1138 Rose Hill Drive. (434) 296-5525

» Scottsville Senior Center accepts applications for free membership. The center meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at the Scottsville Community Center. Details are available by calling (434) 286-6890.

» Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners accepts applications through Thursday for a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student working to receive a doctor of nurse practice degree. Applicants must have completed 50 percent of the required hours of graduate study and plan to practice in Virginia. Application requirements and details are available at (434) 977-3716.

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