Upcoming Events 

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Location: The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 4th Street Northwest 233, Charlottesville, Virginia

Photos by Peter Krebs.

Please join The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission as we begin a series of community conversations about ways for the Charlottesville and Albemarle to develop a bicycle and pedestrian system in the urban core that links together places where people live, work, shop, and play. We have invited two guests to share their share experiences, inspirations and lessons learned.

Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: Paris Apothecary, 692 Federal Street , Paris, Virginia

The Paris Apothecary presents... the 1st annual Banjos & Botanicals event series! The series hosts incredible musicians, artists & speakers in celebration of the connections between people, plants & music.

Have you ever started a field sketchbook but ended up with incomplete pages and inconsistent entries? This class with botanist and artist, Lara Call Gastinger, will teach basic plant identification, how to observe and document plants, while successfully starting and maintaining a field sketchbook. This is a great class to get to know your surroundings and start a journal.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 8:00 PM
Location: Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Virginia

A talk by environmental activist and author Terry Tempest Williams.

She has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward all life forms. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. "So here is my question," she asks, "what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?"

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