AARP TaxAide program will open several sites by appointment only to provide free drop-off tax return preparation to low- and middle-income taxpayers, especially those 50 and older. All volunteers are trained and IRS certified. For appointments at The Center at Belvedere from 9 am to 4 pm Wednesdays, or Piedmont Virginia Community College from 9 am to 1 pm Saturdays, go to taxaidecville.wordpress.com. For appointments at Fluvanna County Public Library from 9 to 11:30 am Saturdays and Mondays, call (434) 214-0572. For an appointment at Nelson Memorial Library between 11 am and 3 pm Thursdays, call (301) 938-9741.
Air Raid Juggling meets from 5:45 to 7:45 pm Wednesdays at ACAC Adventure Central. Free. Club welcomes all experience levels and provides free lessons. juggler.bz.
Alzheimer’s Association, The Center at Belvedere and Jefferson Area Board for Aging will present a community forum about Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community at 11 am Thursday on Zoom. Free; registration required at https://alz-org.zoom.us/j/93652494032?pwd=ckRFcUVaajJpSEo3aS9MczcxTnBxZz09. Meeting ID: 936 5249 4032. alz.org/cwva. (800) 272-3900.
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American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help make sure blood products are available for patients. Donors of all blood types, particularly type O, are urged to make appointments to donate. redcross.org.
Cat Action Team is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization serving Charlottesville and 12 surrounding counties to help homeless cats with trap/neuter/return programs, fostering, adoption, feral colony maintenance, food and support. Volunteers are welcome. catactionteam.org.
Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission is accepting applications for travel scholarships through 5 pm March 8. The Travel Scholarship Program will award scholarships of up to $1,000 to make it easier for more diverse delegations of local residents to visit sister cities in Winneba, Ghana; Besancon, France; Poggio e Caiano, Italy; and the new “Friendship City” of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Learn how to apply at https:www.cvillesistercities.org/travel.
Charlottesville Retreads is recruiting senior softball players at 10 am Tuesdays and Thursdays at Darden Towe Park. The program is for men 55 and older and women 40 and older and runs from April through November. http://charlottesville retreads.org. (434) 825-5304.
Derrière de Soie will be collecting gently used and freshly laundered bras from March 15 to 31 to support the anti-trafficking work of Free the Girls. derrieredesoie.com.
Hospice of the Piedmont offers general grief support drop-in groups at 3 pm 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 pm on the first Monday of each month on Zoom; call (434) 817-6915 to register. hopva.org. (434) 817-6949.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and the Memory Project at the University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative have opened registration for the Charlottesville Civil Rights Bus Tour, which is scheduled for June 19 to 26. Registration deadline is March 15. Scholarship applications and registration are available on the website at jeffschoolheriagecenter.org.
Louisa County Community Fund is accepting grant proposals through March 15 from organizations working to improve life for Louisa County residents. To apply, contact Ethan Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org. For eligibility requirements and other details, go to cacfonline.org.
Piedmont Master Gardeners is presenting its 2022 Spring Lecture Series online starting at 7 pm Thursday, when C. Colston Burrell presents “Beauty, Integrity and Resilience: Can a Garden Have Everything?” The series continues March 10, 24 and 31. $10 per lecture. Registration: https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/ events.
Senior Statesmen of Virginia will present “A Garden for Everyone,” a Zoom program at 1:30 pm Wednesday about the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont with presenter Jill Trischman-Marks and moderator Norman Dill. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Owr-H2VDRMOR2mv4yu6sAw. Free. seniorstatesmen.org.
Sierra Club’s Piedmont Group will present “Recycling Right in Albemarle County” at 6:30 pm March 23 on Zoom. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81743356920?pwd=NDVsbFNvMDU5WlIvMlI1bmNqSGxKUT09.