Dairy Market Event for Literacy 

Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dairy Market, 946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville
Enjoy happy-hour drinks, coffee, and a variety of food options on Monday at the Dairy Market! When you visit a participating vendor like Dino's, Milkman's Bar, Eleva Coffee, or Bee Conscious, Literacy Volunteers will receive a portion as a donation. The full list of participating merchants will be given out at the event. Walk, drive, or bike to the event. The first hour of parking is free.
After the Happy Hour, stick around for Music & Burger Night at South and Central. There will be live music from Berto & Vincent, musical geniuses blending wild Gypsy Rumba guitars with Latin & Cuban influences. 
Located in the historic Monticello Dairy Building in downtown Charlottesville, Dairy Market is the first market hall concept in Virginia's Central Piedmont.

A Celebration of Literacy:
The Joy of Writing Reading Event

Joy22 Cover
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Jefferson School City Center, Inner Courtyard
After three long years, we are thrilled to host an event to gather together our students, tutors, and their families in celebration of all their hard work. 
Students with a story in this year's The Joy of Writing are invited to read aloud as part of the program. We will also recognize our FY22 Volunteers of the Year. Light refreshments will be available. 
Copies of The Joy of Writing 2022 can be purchased for $9.99 from Amazon.
We can't wait to see you there! Please use the link below to register. Contact Heather if you have any questions. 

Enjoying the Fall Season with The Link

Our students, tutors, and staff have had many opportunities to learn something new, explore nature, and build connections with The Link this fall. 
On Monday mornings in September, we kicked off a meditation class taught by Sam Green, Associate Professor of Nursing at UVA. 
This week, we took a trip to Carter Mountain Orchard to pick apples, drink cider, eat delicious donuts, and enjoy the gorgeous views while making new friends. 
Next month, the group will take a Fall Tree Identification walk at the Virginia Department of Forestry to view the changing leaves. 
The Link is a space for students and tutors to connect through fun activities and to connect to the greater Charlottesville Community. The group is an initiative as part of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) implementation.
The Link welcomes student and volunteer input. Contact link@literacyforall.org if you have ideas that would inspire a sense of community or would like to help organize or host events behind the scenes. Check The Link page on the LVCA website literacyforall.org/the-link to view the schedule of activities. 
Students, tutors, and staff had a wonderful visit to Carter Mountain Orchard on a cool fall morning this week to pick apples. 

Spread the Word: October Information Session and New Tutor Training

Prospective Volunteer Information Session
If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about becoming a literacy volunteer, please join us for an upcoming information session. This virtual presentation will serve as a brief introduction to our organization. The first 30-minutes will be a presentation of organizational information and volunteer responsibilities. The second 30-minutes will be for Q&A. 
Tuesday, October 11
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This is a virtual session held on Zoom
October New Tutor Training at Northside Library
We are recruiting compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor adults in English speaking, reading, and writing. Additionally, many of our students need support preparing for their U.S. Citizenship interviews.
If you would like to provide one-to-one instruction to adults in our community, we invite you to attend a New Tutor Training. No teaching experience is required, only a desire to help learners reach their educational goals.
Saturday, October 29
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
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