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    July 2015

    Saturday July 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
    ARTinstead Festival
    This special event will include drop-in art workshops, community dialogue, and a panel discussion with artists who address issues of race and identity in their work. Together we will celebrate, respect, and learn about diverse cultures and identities. The event is free and lunch will be provided!
    10:00 am: Special exhibition featuring work by panel artists opens
    10:30 am:  Guided tour of Brothers exhibition with curator Liz Nowell
    11:30 am: The Power of Art to Address Race and Identity: A panel discussion with Tony Albert, Gerald Cournoyer, Madhavi Reddi,  and Frank Walker
    1:00 pm: Free lunch from ACE Biscuit and BBQ
    1:30 – 4 pm: Drop-in workshops with the artists
    3:00 – 4 pm: Reflect, share and discuss issues of race in out community with Lora Henderson and Joanna Williams

    Friday July 17 @ 5:00 pm
    nTelos Wireless Pavilion
    Cville Pride at Friday's After Five
    Fun volunteer opportunity - or just stop by and say hi.  Cville Pride will be volunteering at Friday's after 5:00

    Saturday July 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Rockingham County Fair - 4808 S. Valley Pike, Harrisonburg VA
    Virginia is for Shovers 2015
    Get ready for the Charlottesville Derby Dames' fifth annual Virginia is for Shovers Tournament!  This event is open to any and all roller derby teams, individual skaters, refs, and support staff from leagues and will include:
    - An invitational involving: Charlottesville Derby Dames, Rocktown Rollers, and more. 
    - Mix-up (female and co-ed) scrimmages open to all leagues and individual skaters played by the current WFTDA ruleset.
    - Entertainment and activities for skaters and their entourage at the event venue.
    - Opportunities for B-level teams to challenge other B-level teams to a 30-minute scrimmage.
    Stay tuned for more updates-we have many exciting additions and expansions in the works, and we can't wait to share them with you!

    August 2015

    Weekend August 21 - 23
    Louisa VA
    Twin Oaks Women’s Gathering - 31st annual
    Celebrating Ourselves, Our Creativity and Our Strength since 1983.   The Gathering is a three day celebration where more than a hundred women gather to learn, explore and play together at beautiful Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, VA. Workshop themes will include DIY music, art, movement, sexuality, gender justice, positive relationship building, and more. In addition to scheduled performance spaces and workshops, there will also be lots of free time to network, drum, dance, meditate, strategize, roll around in the mud-pit and generally live it up with new and old friends at the Gathering. In a rustic, wimmin-loving environment. Sliding scale.

    September 2015

    Saturday September 19
    Lee Park - downtown Charlottesville
    Charlottesville Pride Festival
    Charlottesville Pride Festival.  Save the date.  Vendor registration open, sponsorships welcome.  Pride Festival - vendor registration is open, sponsorship opportunities available! visit