Tags: Health / Mind / Body

Wednesday: Mar 21

CANCELED—Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist: Caring for Refugees and Immigrants

Wed. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location:

UVA Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium

1340 Jefferson Park Avenue

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Martina Scholtens, Canadian physician and author of Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist, brings to life the challenges both of caring for new refugees and immigrants and of balancing her own professional and personal obligations.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Health / Mind / Body

Seeking Wellness: We Are Not Alone

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Zack Bonnie (Dead, Insane, or in Jail: Overwritten!), Lisa Jakub (Not Just Me), Erin Mahone (If You could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity) discuss their personal explorations of mental illness, anxiety, and depression, and inspiring responses to those mental health challenges.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body

CANCELED—Challenge Into Change

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related issues, this program has been canceled. Listen to and honor the Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change essay contest participants as we celebrate the power of storytelling as a way towards healing and empowerment. Tova Mirvis (The Book of Separation), will read from her work. Contest participants will be recognized, and the top three award recipients will read from their own work.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Publishing / Books / Writing

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Unity of Charlottesville

2825 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, Va

Legendary meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg (Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection) shines a light on the powerful healing force of true connection and how to undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

Thursday: Mar 22

CANCELED—Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Letters to a Young Farmer anthology contributors Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch, Karen Washington, and Jill Isenbarger discuss the the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Pot, Fast Horses, and Cocaine Cowboys: Drugs in America

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Emily Dufton (Grassroots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America), Roben Farzad (Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami), and Joe Tone (Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream) discuss the complex and morally dubious role drugs play in America.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Health / Mind / Body

Beyond the Sidewalk: Trees and Nature

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Department of Forestry

900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903

Jill Jonnes (Urban Forests) and Florence Williams (The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative) discuss the significant and essential contributions nature provides to our lives–from shade and space provided by urban tree canopies in cities to the restorative benefits of a walk in the woods.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Health / Mind / Body, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

CANCELED—Cooking Demo with Lindsey Smith

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:

The Charlottesville Cooking School

2041 Barracks Road (in the Meadowbrook Shopping Center), Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related issues, this program has been canceled. Lindsey Smith (Eat Your Feelings) gives a cooking demonstration from her cookbook, featuring recipes to transform emotional eating and improve your mood.

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Tags: Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Workshop / Demo

Friday: Mar 23

The Poetics of Food & Farming

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Karen Washington has had to cancel her participation. Tess Taylor (Work & Days) and Karen Washington (Letters to a Young Farmer) discuss the intersection of farming and verse, and the connections that may be made through food and writing.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction, Poetry

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir) discusses her remarkable story, a mixture of true crime and her own life story, both involving violence, abuse, secrets, and silence. In conversation with Anne Coughlin, UVa School of Law.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

Eat Me: Cookbooks for All Tastes and Moods

Fri. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lindsey Smith has had to cancel her participation. Jamie DeMent (The Farmhouse Chef), Ken Haedrich (The Harvest Baker), Barbara Pleasant (Homegrown Pantry), and Lindsey Smith (Eat Your Feelings) share stories about their time in the kitchen and garden.

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Tags: Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

Saturday: Mar 24

Living in a Mindful Universe

Sat. March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Meade Hall, Christ Episcopal Church

120 West High Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Authors Eben Alexander and Karen Newell (Living in a Mindful Universe) will present their newest work, including insights on consciousness and the mindful universe, offering opportunities to deepen the connection to your soul’s journey and how it interrelates with all of evolving consciousness.

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Tags: Health / Mind / Body, Spirituality / Religion