Events

Upcoming Better World Betty Events:

Recycled Craft Night — Wednesday, December 3rd from 6pm-7:30pm

Gear up for the holidays with some festive recycled decorations! Bring you and your favorite recycled materials (corks, magazines, old Christmas cards, and more) to Cville Coffee at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 3rd and make wreaths, ornaments, and garlands for the holiday season.

This event is brought you to by The Zero Waste Warriors, a group of passionate and informed volunteers dedicated to advancing the goals of the Charlottesville Albemarle Recycling Taskforce (CART), and Cville Coffee. We are looking for more enthusiastic change agents to join the Zero Waste Warriors. Please bring your own recycled materials- other crafting supplies will be provided. Contact Stephanie Wilson at saw6mn@virginia.edu or 703-927-8942 for more information.

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Alternative Gift Fair — Thursday, December 4th from 12pm-7pm

This year, Better World Betty is participating in the Paramount Theater’s 3rd annual Holiday Gift Fair! Stop in to show your support Thursday, December 4 from noon until 7pm. Complimentary food and drinks will be available throughout the theater. Help us support our mission and see other local non-profits and learn about their cause.

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Community Shopping Event — Thursday, December 11th from 3pm-7pm

Mark your calendars for an exciting upcoming event! Ten Thousand Villages on the Downtown Mall will be hosting a Community Shopping Event from 3:00pm-7:00pm on December 11. And guess what? They will be giving 15% of all proceeds to fund Better World Betty! Get a head start on your holiday shopping by purchasing some great fair trade gifts while supporting Betty. It’s a win-win!

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Upcoming Community Events:

Email betty@betterworldbetty.org with your upcoming sustainability-related event and we’ll do our best to post within one week!

The City Market  — open every Saturday April through December

7 AM – Noon at Water Street

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Ongoing Monthly Events:

Third Thursday Brown Bag Lectures by Rivanna Conservation Society

Noon to 1pm.  Jefferson-Madison Regional Library 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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The Historic Resources Committee of Charlottesville is proud to present: West Main Street! as part of Where I Live – Stories from Yesterday and Today discussion series. The series will feature a new neighborhood every month through December.

Come listen, learn, and talk about the place where you live. This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with locals and answer all those burning design questions about your house/apartment, your favorite eatery or late night hang out. Odds are, someone knows why it looks that way/feels that way/smells that way. Meets at C’ville Coffee.

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Monthly hikes with Wild Virginia.
One weekend per month, Wild Virginia sponsors a day hike in the George Washington National Forest, Shenandoah National Park or other natural area.  Hikes are free and open to anyone who is interested, carpooling is encouraged.  Details can be found at www.wildvirginia.org, or 434-971-1553.

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Charlottesville Green Drinks
Second Thursday at 6pm
A monthly gathering of folks from environmental fields to discuss, debate, and meet new friends in downtown Charlottesville. Whether you live green, wear green, speak green or just want to, come mingle.

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Saturdays at the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center
River-related acitivies for children: nature drawing, animals, masks, and mapping the rivanna River.  Fee:  $3.  Reservations:  (434) 979-2425 Also free keelboat replica tours.  Saturdays May-October.  www.lewisandclarkeast.org

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Nature Conservancy

The Conservancy has lots of great opportunities for volunteering. Contact Jen Dalke if you are interested or want more information – 434-951-0572 or jdalke@tnc.org.

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Help wanted…. share your skills!
Skill Share Working Group plans monthly reskilling workshops in collaboration with the Charlottesville Trade School. Contact Peter Richardson, richardsonguitar@gmail.com or (434) 981-1884.

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Edible Yards is a new initiative to replace local lawns with edible abundance! Contact Stevo Johnson, genuinesmile29@gmail.com.

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Transition Cville Initiating Group provides strategic direction for the local movement. We’re looking to form new working groups for Awareness Raising/Monthly Meetings, Communications, and Crisis Response/Gov’t Liaison (building local action campaigns). Contact Joanie Freeman,freeman.joanie@gmail.com or 987-1026.

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Know of an event not listed here: contact betty@betterworldbetty.com

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