Arts in Western Education

Arts in Western Education (AWE) is a non-profit organization supporting arts education in the public schools of the Western Albemarle feeder pattern.  On November 8th AWE is partnering with Mezeh in the Shops at Stonefield for a fundraiser.  Mezeh will be donating 40% of each sale toward supporting art programs in the Western feeder pattern.  Mention “AWE” as you check out to indicate you are participating in the AWE Fundraiser.

Please see the advertisement below, and learn more about AWE on Facebook: “Arts in Western Education” and on the website at


Seeking Summer Clothes Donations for SHE

Submitted by Amelia Walton

SHE currently has 12 children at the residential facility right now and we are struggling to find summer clothes for them.  They are of all ages and sexes (4mo- 17yo) so if you or someone you know would be willing to donate any gently used children’s clothing, we would be delighted to take it!  The busiest time for kids at the shelter is during the summer so we’re hopeful to get some items for those who had to leave their situation with just the clothes on their back.  Thank you so much for your time and consideration and please feel free to forward this along to anyone you may know who can help!

Items can be dropped off at our Outreach Offices during regular business hours:

Shelter for Help in Emergency
Community Outreach Offices
1415 Sachem Place, Suite 1
Cville, VA 22901


Camp4Real Early Bird Deadline on May 4th

Submitted by Scott Williams

The Camp4Real early bird deadline is quickly approaching! Be sure to register by this Friday, May 4th as regular registration rates apply and prices go up!  Just a reminder we are offering extended, full and half day options to make it convenient for every family!  We will also refrain from serving any nuts this summer to make the C4R experience a safer one for all campers!  Check here for dates as we have two co-rec and one girls-only camp opportunity at MLS this summer and we’ll also be at our neighboring schools as well!  Let’s get REAL!

Camp4Real Kids Night Out at Murray and Brownsville!

Submitted by Scott Williams

Come join us Friday, May 11 at Murray Elementary and/or Friday May 18 at Brownsville from 6:15-9:15 for an awesome night of fun, food, and free time for parents! Any child from any school ages 5-12 can attend and we hope to see friends from Murray, Meriwether Lewis, Crozet, Brownsville and more! The kids will have a blast playing some Camp4Real classics that are extremely active, fun and educational while refueling midway through the evening with a small snack (no nuts of any kind will be served!) as we provide an abbreviated look at what a day of Camp4Real will be like this summer! For more info and to register for Kids Night Out, visit and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!