Sunday Seminar “When is Enough Enough?”

On March 17 the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area will hold a Sunday Seminar, entitled “When is Enough Enough” at CitySpace on the Downtown

Mall from 2 to 3:30 p.m. As firearm deaths increase nationwide – 1,000 lives were lost in Virginia alone last year – this seminar will examine the history of gun violence in America, how we got to where we are, and momentum for future change.

Featured speakers include:

» Andrew Goddard, president of the Richmond Chapter of the Million Mom March against gun violence and Legislative Director of the Virginia Center for Public Safety. As father of a Virginia Tech student injured in the tragic shooting massacre in April 2007, he has firsthand knowledge of the devastating effects of gun violence.

» Ruth Hoffman is co-chair of the Firearms Safety Task Force for Virginia’s League of Women Voters and is an active volunteer for the national Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organization. Her 14 years of experience working in Washington D.C.

political firms has given her deep experience in strategies for influencing public opinion and outcomes.

The League of Women Voters works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The Sunday Seminar is open and free to the public. For more information call (434) 227-3264 or visit

Nelson residents to benefit from grant to foundation

The Nelson County community fund donated $ 4,000 to the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia (EFVA) to train first responders about epilepsy and give direct assistance to those who need aid among the roughly 575 citizens with epilepsy living in Nelson County.

The EFVA was established in 1978 to promote awareness about epilepsy and provide assistance to those with the disorder. Since its inception the EFVA has trained around 9,000 professionals annually and over 100,000 through online training sessions. It provides direct medication or transportation assistance to around 75 persons a year.

Thanks to the Nelson Fund grant, persons from the county will have a special preference.

The Nelson County Community Fund was established in 2000 by Nelson County resident Gordon Smyth, who donated $10,000 as seed money to start a fund dedicated to tackling the many challenges confronting local citizens and agencies. NCCF operates with a totally volunteer Advisory Committee under the charter of the non-profit Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

The EFVA has assisted some 84,800 Virginians with epilepsy.

“Legally Blonde the Musical” this weekend

The Nelson County High School Fine Arts Department presents “Legally Blonde the Musical” at 7 p.m. March 8 amd 9 and at 2 p.m. March 10.

Legally Blonde is a PG-13 musical with catchy music that

will stay with you for days. Join us for this energetic love story. Friday is opening night, Saturday night participants will honor graduating seniors at the end of the performance.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Seniors 65 and older are free. Tickets for first responders and military are half price. Tickets are available at the box office located in the high school cafeteria daily from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. or online through Eventgroove:

For more information contact Diana Driver, (434) 263-8317.

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