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August RMH Dinner
Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

August RMH Dinner

Join the DPA in making dinner for the residents of Charlottesville’s Ronald McDonald House. The DPA has provided meals every month for the past 10 years! Volunteers can either contribute by donating ingredients for the meal, joining other DPA members in cooking in the evening at the Ronald McDonald House kitchen, or both! Student partners are always welcome. No training/experience needed. This month, we are making Chicken Enchiladas!

Click here to sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c75HepUJUmwF8gmhf7gt_KvwK51U8JX1upekEzE3hHs/edit#gid=942202877

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DPA Orientation
Aug
31
9:00 AM09:00

DPA Orientation

Hello Incoming Partners!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc47RRQrRhtyiUFRWB9iXjBb0IoGN9obvMWMk9P7Ky0i87_6g/viewform

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 28. Use this sign up form to let us know that you are coming!

We are so excited to have you join our community this year. Your student receives a lot of information from the Darden Orientation and the DPA hopes to provide a similar experience at an Orientation for the partners. The DPA Orientation has two main parts; what life looks like for your student and what your life will be like as a partner. Administration from Darden will lead discussions around academics, careers and recruiting, social activities, and self care resources offered by Darden. The DPA will provide content around partner life and social events, a Second Year panel with a variety of students and partners, and key information to help you transition this fall. There will be a DPA Family Picnic that will follow on Flagler Court. All first and second year partners, students, and children are encouraged to attend! Details: DPA Orientation Saturday, August 31 9:00 - 12:30 Classroom 280 Dress Code is casual DPA Family Picnic to follow 12:30 - 2:00 Flagler Court Note to partners with children Yes, you can bring your child(ren) to our orientation. We also have Classroom 180 reserved for the entire day. If you need a break, this room is available. If your student wants to study at Darden during orientation with your child, we can play a movie in that room as well. (Please reach out to me if you would like this option. I will have my husband will be there for support.) Please note, we are using the room from 12:00 - 12:30 for a DPA Breakout Session.

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DPA Family Picnic
Aug
31
12:30 PM12:30

DPA Family Picnic

Every year we have a DPA Family Picnic and everyone is encouraged to attend. All First Years and Second Years, partners, students, and children are welcome! There will be lunch and beverage options. Lunch will immediately follow DPA Orientation for our new partners. We look forward to bringing together the entire partner community!

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DPA Football Tailgate
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

DPA Football Tailgate

  • Corner of Alderman and Pratt (UVA Columbarium Parking Lot) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out to one of the first DPA sponsored events of the year! There will be food and drinks and all students and families are welcome! Tailgate starts at 5pm and kickoff is at 8pm. Hope to see you all there! *please note- there will not be any available parking in the lot

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DPA Family Splash Pad Welcome Party
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

DPA Family Splash Pad Welcome Party

Come meet your fellow DPA members and their families for a fun morning at the Greenleaf Park Splash Pad! Our fun welcome event will take place on September 7 from 10 am to 12 pm. All ages are welcome, and you don't have to have a child to attend! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Greenleaf Park is located at 1598 Rose Hill Dr.

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TreadHappy Class
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

TreadHappy Class

Come join us for the first DPA workout class of the year. TreadHappy is hosting us for a private group class - you will spend half the class on a treadmill and half on the weight floor. There are 24 spots available - sign up using the link below!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=251215&stype=-7&sTG=53&sView=day&sLoc=1&date=09/10/19

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Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

April RMH

Join the DPA in making dinner for the residents of Charlottesville’s Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers can either contribute by donating ingredients for the meal, joining other DPA members in cooking in the evening at the Ronald McDonald House kitchen, or both! Student partners are always welcome. This month, we are making Chicken Enchiladas! Click here to sign up.

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Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Annual DPA Easter Egg Hunt

Get ready for the Easter Bunny at the DPA's Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We will provide fun family activities before the main event on the lawn at Flagler Court. Come enjoy the festivities even if you don't have a little one, as we are hoping to have some adult events as well! Light snacks will be provided.

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Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

March RMH

  • Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the DPA in making dinner for the residents of Charlottesville’s Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers can either contribute by donating ingredients for the meal, joining other DPA members in cooking in the evening at the Ronald McDonald House kitchen, or both! Student partners are always welcome. This month, we are making Poppyseed Chicken Casserole!

Sign up here to contribute ingredients: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c75HepUJUmwF8gmhf7gt_KvwK51U8JX1upekEzE3hHs/edit#gid=815905288

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Mar
24
8:45 AM08:45

Barre at the Bar

Meet up with the DPA at Barre at the Bar! Boars Head and Three Notch'd Brewing Company are teaming up to bring you barre at the bar! Tickets are $20 (does not include tax and gratuity) upon arrival, which include a barre class, a brunch entree, and a complimentary beverage. 

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Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

March Madness Watch Party

Come join the DPA for a March Madness watch party to celebrate the first day of the tournament. Even if you're not that into "sports", there will be snacks, great company, and an opportunity for free drinks before TNDC. Bring your school spirit, student, child, and any sports knowledge you may have (we'll need it). Let the madness begin!

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Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

NOWyoga Slow Flow Private Class

  • NOWyoga (614 Forest St, Charlottesville, VA 22903) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOWyoga is offering the DPA a private class! Arrive 10-15 minutes early for set-up. Mats, towels, and water are provided by the studio. Each slot is $5, please Venmo @Lyndsay-West upon sign-up. We have 15 slots available here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xXRDW-GKzCICdlFN7mwhui7pS672y6hSUw1a_4V9Dfo/edit?usp=sharing. No need to sign up on the studio website--simply sign up on our Google spreadsheet!

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Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays on the Downtown Mall

  • Citizen Burger Bar (212 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come check out the Charlottesville art scene! The downtown galleries have a new exhibit that they introduce on the first Friday of each month. Some galleries offer free/cheap drinks, snacks, and live music. We will be meeting at Citizen Burger Bar from 5-6 PM for happy hour on the DPA dime! Then, we will make our way through 4-5 galleries depending on how long we want to stay at each one. If you cannot meet at Citizen before, feel free to send us a message on GroupMe to find out which gallery to go to. Students are welcome to join-- please RSVP and comment with your +1 if you can so that we have a general headcount.

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Single Baked Sweets

  • The Pavilion Apartments kitchen (2101 Arlington Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22903) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The founder of Single Baked Sweets will be doing a demo of her single-serve, bake-at-home dessert kits! She would like our feedback and will have products for sale. Your sweet tooth will thank you!

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Feb
25
5:30 PM17:30

February RMH Dinner

Join the DPA in making dinner for the residents of Charlottesville’s Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home away from home for families with children suffering from long-term illnesses and serious injuries. Volunteers can either contribute by donating ingredients for the meal, joining other DPA members in cooking in the evening at the Ronald McDonald House kitchen, or both! Student partners are always welcome.

This month, we are making Spinach Bacon Frittata and Hash browns! To sign up to contribute, fill out the Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c75HepUJUmwF8gmhf7gt_KvwK51U8JX1upekEzE3hHs 

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL AND FOOD SAFETY INFORMATION: 
If you are planning to help prepare the meal at the RMH kitchen from 5:30-7 p.m., just bring your donated ingredients with you. You may park in any available space in the RMH parking lot. If you can't come to help cook but still want to donate ingredients, you may drop them off at the RMH kitchen any time before 5:30 p.m. on the day of the dinner. Please be aware that the RMH facility is always locked. You will have to use the call pad to buzz the front desk.

All food must be prepared in the RMH kitchen or a commercial kitchen (restaurant, grocery store, etc.). You can purchase prepared foods to donate but you cannot prepare food at home to bring to RMH.

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Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine's Day Happy Hour

  • Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen & Brewery- 520 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What better way to warm your heart than with a cold beer? Stop by 3 Notch’d Brewery from 6-8pm for drinks on the DPA until the tab runs out. We’ve reserved a couple tables near the children’s area in the back. Students, pets, and children welcome!

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Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

Valentine Cookie Decorating

Join the DPA Family for some Valentine's Day- themed cookie decorating! Drop in at Ivy Garden Apartments any time between 10:30 and noon. We'll have light snacks, cookies, icing, and a huge assortment of festive sprinkles. Students, partners, and kids of all ages are welcome!

Feel free to text or call Lauren with any questions

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Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need throughout Charlottesville and surrounding communities. We will serve as client guides to help families navigate the food pantry and restock various stations containing produce, meats and other foods.

You will be briefly trained on how to be a client guide upon arrival. Volunteering at Loaves & Fishes is a rewarding experience that allows you to directly help our community members in need. For more information about being a client guide at Loaves & Fishes: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/e1a5cbe8-9583-40bb-97b6-c319a0001177

NOTE: Please wear close toed shoes.

Please create an account and sign up to attend through this link:

http://dpa.cvilleloavesandfishes.volunteerhub.com/

If you would like to attend and all three volunteer spots are spoken for or have any questions, please e-mail Liz Brophy at lizboone88@gmail.com.

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

DPA Family Chik-fil-A Meet-up

  • Chik-fil-A at Pantops - 1626 Richmond Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the DPA Family for a light dinner at the Pantops Chik-fil-A! Stop by any time between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for some chicken nuggets, playtime in the play area, and catching up after Christmas break. Hope to see you there!

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Jan
28
5:30 PM17:30

January RMH Dinner

Join the DPA in making dinner for the residents of Charlottesville’s Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home away from home for families with children suffering from long-term illnesses and serious injuries. Volunteers can either contribute by donating ingredients for the meal, joining other DPA members in cooking in the evening at the Ronald McDonald House kitchen, or both! Student partners are always welcome.

This month, we are making Italian Wedding Soup! To sign up to contribute, fill out the Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c75HepUJUmwF8gmhf7gt_KvwK51U8JX1upekEzE3hHs/edit#gid=916676246

IMPORTANT LOGISTICAL AND FOOD SAFETY INFORMATION:
If you are planning to help prepare the meal at the RMH kitchen from 5:30-7 p.m., just bring your donated ingredients with you. You may park in any available space in the RMH parking lot. If you can't come to help cook but still want to donate ingredients, you may drop them off at the RMH kitchen any time before 5:30 p.m. on the day of the dinner. Please be aware that the RMH facility is always locked. You will have to use the call pad to buzz the front desk.

All food must be prepared in the RMH kitchen or a commercial kitchen (restaurant, grocery store, etc.). You can purchase prepared foods to donate but you cannot prepare food at home to bring to RMH.

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Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

January Happy Hour/Food Drive

  • South Street 106 South Street West, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New Year=New Beer to try! Let's ring in 2019 at South Street Brewery! We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the UVA Charter Day food drive benefiting Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. January is a difficult month for those facing hunger, and nearly 17% of Charlottesville families face food insecurity. With dwindling donations after the holidays, our donations can make an impact in the lives of many. Suggested donation items can be found here (link to https://www.madisonhouse.org/news-internal/charterday.

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