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Cancer Risk & Toxicity Level Screening Oct. 30

Thermal Imaging provides the earliest detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Saturday, Oct. 30 for Infrared Thermal Imaging and free Cancer Risk and Toxicity Level Scoring. Presentations on Women’s Health will be held Saturday morning.  Scan appointments limited; reservations recommended. Presentations include: Tammy Leiner, “Infrared Thermography and Mammograms: The best of both worlds.” (9:00) and Jeannine M. Purell, H.H.P., “Optimal Health Series: stress, fatigue, and low energy” (9:30). To schedule call Prax Chiropractic (434) 977-5433. For more information visit www.chiroprax.com or www.longevitywi.com.

Benefit for the Ashley Walton Fund Oct. 16

A fundraiser for the Ashley Walton Fund will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church in White Hall, rain or shine, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Yard sale items, bake sale items, ham biscuits, hotdogs, chili, chips and drinks will be available for sale. Entertainment will be provided by Bruce Patterson and others. Bring a chair. Ashley sustained major injuries in an auto accident in 2008. Proceeds will be used for ongoing medical expenses.

Old Crozet School Arts to Host Open Studio Saturdays

Old Crozet School Arts will open its art studio on the second Saturday of each month to students and artists (ages 16 and older) who would like to use the space for painting and drawing.  There will be no instruction or supervision.  Participants are responsible for maintaining a pleasant working atmosphere and for cleaning up afterwards. They should bring their own supplies, including easels. $10/day (pay in advance or drop-in; no registration fee) Upcoming dates are October 9, November 13, and December 11.

For more information, contact Sharon Tolczyk at [email protected] or (434) 964-6770.

First Crozet Trails Day Celebration Set for Oct. 16

The Crozet Trails Crew, a local volunteer organization that builds bike and walking trails, joined by local merchants, is sponsoring its first Crozet Trails Day Celebration Saturday Oct.16, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Old Trail Village Center, near Trailside Coffee.

Activities will include pumpkin decorating and apple bobbing, hay rides, trail tours, kite flying and kite competition (wind dependant), Crozet farmers market booths, story-telling and more.

“If we build safe and enjoyable pedestrian and bike routes, the connections between neighborhoods, schools, and businesses are enhanced and the community comes together,” said Jessica Mauzy, who is leading the trail building effort.

Brownsville Elementary Bazaar Set for October 16

The Brownsville Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Expect to find amazing wares from local artists, artisans and small businesses. During the event atendees can take a cooking class, do some holiday shopping, perhaps win a prize, have lunch, and kids can visit the kids’ studio. Anyone who would like to volunteer, become a vendor or donate a raffle item for the event is asked to contact Tara Giannini at 540.456.6251 or visit www.brownsvillebazaar.com.

Hamner Theater to Present Imaginary Letters: Mozart Remembered

The Hamner Theater will present Imaginary Letters: Mozart Remembered, adapted by Peter Coy from the book by Michael White, onstage for six performances from Oct. 8 to 17.

The play explores the influence Mozart’s life had on his music, interweaving remembrances of Mozart told in letters written by his wife Constanzi, son Franz, cousin Anna and associates Salieri and Schikaneder. The play was originally commissioned for the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, where it received its world premiere in July. Juilliard Professor Michael White has drawn upon a lifetime of research, teaching, listening, and, most of all, admiring and loving Mozart and his music to paint this poignant and entertaining portrait of the great composer.

The play is directed by Boomie Pedersen and features Jen Hoffman, Joel Jones and Jim Johnston.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 8 & 9 and 15 & 16 with two Sunday matinees October 10 & 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is $10. Reservations are suggested, call (434) 361-1999.