Juggling Air Raid meets 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at ACAC Adventure Central. Free. The club welcomes all levels of experience and offers free lessons. juggler.bz.
Chat action team is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization serving Charlottesville and 12 surrounding counties to assist homeless cats with trap/neuter/return, fostering, adoption, feral colony maintenance, food and support programs . Volunteers are welcome. catactionteam.org.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation has changed its hours of operation at the Onesty Family Aquatic Center and Washington Park Pool due to low lifeguard numbers, and one pool will be open each day. Lifeguards are being recruited; the special welcome daily admission offer will be extended until the pools are fully operational. Current hours of operation: The Onesty Family Aquatic Center at 300 Meade Ave. is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, (434) 295-7532; The Washington Park Pool at 1001 Preston Ave. is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, (434) 977-2607. (434) 970-3072.
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Charlottesville Parks and Recreation opened Spray Grounds locations for the 2022 season. The Spray Grounds will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Belmont Park, Forest Hills Park, Greenleaf Park and Tonsler Park. Free. www.char lotsesville.gov/parksandrec.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation offers educational and recreational summer programs, including Camp Shenandoah for ages 5-9 through July 29 at Burnley-Moran Elementary School and August 1-12 at Carver Recreation Center, Camp Blue Ridge for ages 9 at 12 through July 29 at Walker Upper Elementary School and August 1 through August 12 at the Key Recreation Center, and Camp Skyline for ages 12 through 15 through July 29 at the Key Recreation Center. Nutritious breakfasts and lunches are included. www.charlottesville.gov/summercamps.
Charlottesville Retreads recruits senior softball players at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Darden Towe Park. The program is for men 55+ and women 40+ and runs from April to November. http://charlottesville retreading.org. (434) 825-5304.
City of Charlottesville opened cooling centers until further notice. The Key Leisure Center is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Tonsler Leisure Center is open from noon to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. it is closed on Sundays. The Central Library is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; it is also closed on Sundays. Water is accessible at all locations. www.charlottesville.org. (434) 970-3503.
Climb for the Cure Virginia, as part of a national event presented by Fight Colorectal Cancer, will include a 3.6-mile round-trip local hike near Tyro on August 6 with Dwayne Coleman, who was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer in 2020. Michael Coleman, his son, will lead a community climb the same day in Bozeman, Montana, in honor of his father. Registration: fightcancercolorectal.org. FightCRC.org/Climb.
Piedmont Hospice offers general bereavement drop-in groups at 3 p.m. Wednesdays on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. Remembering Our Children, a support group for parents who have lost children, takes place at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. hopva.org. (434) 817-6949.
Ix Flix, a new weekly series of free movie screenings, features family activities at 6 p.m. on Fridays and a sunset screening of “The Muppets Take Manhattan” at Ix Art Park. The series runs until August 19. Free. ixartpark, org.
Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning (OLLI) at the University of Virginia celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. A Taste of OLLI event is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 25 at Meadows Presbyterian Church; a virtual event is scheduled for July 29 at 2 p.m. on Zoom. www.olliuva.org. (434) 923-3600.
Parkinson Care Partners Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Center du Belvédère. The meeting is part of the Virginia Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Virginia Information and Referral Center within the UVa Health System. (434) 974-7756.
Master Gardeners of Piedmont will continue its free in-person classes in garden basics with “The Fall Vegetable Garden” on September 17 at Trinity Episcopal Church at 1118 Preston Ave. The program also includes “Why and how to reduce the use of chemicals in your yard and garden” on November 17, 19. Register in advance for the courses on https://piedmontmas tergardeners.org/events/. (434) 872-4581.
Master Gardeners of Piedmont will present “Water-wise Gardening” at 6:30 p.m. on August 2 at the Center du Belvédère. Everyone is welcome. Registration: https://thecentercville.org/calendar/event/54158. http://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events/. (434) 872-4580.
Scottville Museum reopened. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through October. Free; donations accepted. museum.avenue.org. (434) 286-2247.
Sierra Club will present “Fireflies,” a show with Ariel Firebaugh, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Firebaugh is director of science engagement at the Blandy Experimental Farm in Winchester and studied fireflies while pursuing her doctorate at the University of Virginia. For registration and location, go to https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002JLddAAG. (434) 996-0392.
University of Virginia Police Department accepts book bag donations and cash donations and recruits volunteers for the annual back-to-school party. Donations of new schoolbags will be accepted in the lobby of police headquarters at 2304 Ivy Road until August 12. (434) 531-5600.
Charlottesville Purple Wreath The free family movie series continues at 11 a.m. Wednesday with a screening of “Vivo.” charlottesville.violetcrown.com.