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Connect with Ballou Recreation Center staff for a fun-filled afternoon of BINGO at Ballou Recreation Center every Monday. Bingo is a great way to enhance your memory, boost energy, and improve your overall health. Ages 50 and over.
Make your own LEGO brick creation to meet this month’s creative challenge. Bricks provided, imagination required. All LEGO models will be displayed in the children’s department. Ages 5 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Explore, create, and learn through interactive STEAM based activities that will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity while exploring scientific concepts. Ages 2-7. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
You bring your creativity, we’ll bring the pumpkins! Create your own pumpkin masterpiece to display at the library. Ages 12 and up. Materials and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Join us to discuss your current favorite books. Share your favorite titles with other readers in the community. We promise you will leave with a list of great books to read. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, stories, and activities that promote language development and pre-literacy skills. Ages 2-5. Call (434) 799-5195.
Are you a tween who’s creative and loves to write? Explore and foster your creative voice through writing prompts and exercises. Covering short stories, poetry, prose, non-fiction, and more, writers will be able to share their work and collaborate with others in a relaxed workshop environment. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. Call (434) 799- 5195.
If you love writing, join us for inspiration, encouragement, and feedback. Bring what you are working on to share with the group or just come to discuss your craft. All genres and writing styles are welcome. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Stirring, stacking, painting, cutting! Explore and experiment with unconventional materials in this sensory program. Children and their caregivers will work their way through various stations of process art at their own pace in this come-and-go program. Ages 6 and under. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ballou Recreation Center is hosting its second annual luncheon for cancer survivors, caregivers, and those living with cancer. Connect with participants, share your stories, and raise awareness together. Registration is required. Limited spots available. Ages 50 and over. This event is sponsored by Sovah Health.
Put your goggles and lab coats on and explore components of STEAM through hands-on demonstrations, experiments, and crafts. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Join us for information on how to get started using FamilySearch. Receive step-by-step instructions and tips and tricks to get the most out of the great resource for researching your family history. Learn about using the family tree, indexes, the research wiki, and more. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Solve puzzles, defeat the monsters, and discover treasure along the way. All experience levels are welcome. This is a 5th edition game. First time participants receive a free set of dice. Snacks are provided. Saturday sessions include lunch. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Register by the Monday before the program. Call (434) 799-5195.
Join in on the creative Internet trend, reading and writing your own two-sentence horror stories. You might even live to tell the tale. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. Call (434) 799-5195.
The December 13, 2021 RIFA Meeting has been canceled.
Meeting agendas are posted the Friday before a scheduled meeting. Archived minutes and agenda are also available on the Airport Commission webpage.
Talk about our book of the month and get to know your fellow bookworms! A free copy of the book will be given out to the first newcomer to register a month before the meeting. Snacks provided. Grades 5-8. Call (434) 799-5195.
Join us for a night of crafts, music, and snacks. Bring your friends and make new ones. Ages 10-17. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Journey with us on a guided tour of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The house holds one of the country’s finest collections of American paintings. Built in 1917 by Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, R.J. Reynolds. After the tour of the home, you will enjoy lunch at your own expense at Village Tavern and then tour the Reynolda Gardens before returning. Museum tickets are purchased at the door upon arrival. If you currently receive EBT and present a valid ID, the museum tour is free. Ages 50 and over. Registration is required.
Unwind from your day with a relaxing arts and crafts project. Let your creativity shine to create a cute craft or inspiring art piece. Bring your friends and meet new ones. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Explore outer space, make luminescent crafts, and dance like an extraterrestrial in this glow-in-the-dark party. Participants are encouraged to wear white, neon or glow in the dark clothing. Ages 5 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Meet new friends and discuss a great book! A free copy of the book will be given out to the first newcomer to register a month before the meeting. Grades 9-12. Call (434) 799-5195.
Listen to stories, sing and dance, and complete a craft in this storytime series. Choose between the Wednesday or Saturday session, which will each feature the same activities and stories. This program will take place every other month. All ages. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
If you have trouble finding time to read and you enjoy eating dessert, this book club is for you! Join us to discuss classic short stories while enjoying a tasty treat. In honor of the season, we will be discussing “Dagon'' by H.P. Lovecraft and other spooky tales. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Attend the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Roxboro Little Theater, located in Roxboro, North Carolina. This timeless masterpiece is filled with charm and elegance beloved by generations that proves nothing is impossible when you’ve got magic on your side. Dinner will be purchased on your own before the show at Golden Corral. Registration is required by October 3. Ages 50 and over. Limited spots available
The Teen Advisory Board is a way for teens to have a voice at the library and help others in their community. TAB goals include promoting library services, helping library staff develop teen programs and strong young adult book collections, and creating youth-led service projects. Grades 6-12. Call (434) 799-5195.
Join us for a spooky night of tricks and treats after the library closes for the day. Play zombie games, create a creepy craft and eat pizza with your friends. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Put your maker caps on to build, explore, tinker, and create fun hands-on projects. Each session will have different activities to try and problems to solve. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
We all learned about the classics in high school. Let’s read them again just for fun! Join our discussion for a fresh perspective on these enduring tales. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Get ready for a guided adventure of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. You will dine at the famous Michie’s Tavern with an all-you-can-eat buffet included. Afterwards you will visit Carters’ Mountain Orchard and Country Store where you can purchase apples, jams, jellies, and other products. Ages 50 and over. Registration is required. Limited spots available.
If you’re an adventurer like Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House, this program is for you! Learn about ninjas and twisters, perform experiments, and make crafts in this literary STEAM program. Ages 5-12. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195.
Do you have a love of fashion and design? Put your skills to the test with our mini fashion challenges. Basic sewing skills are helpful but not necessary. Grades 6-12. Registration is required. Call (434) 799-5195
Dress up as your favorite book character and join us for a night of spooky fun and games. All ages. Registration required. Call (434) 799-5195.