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Book Talk with Author Kelley Fanto Deetz Hear the story behind Southern food when author Kelly Deetz discusses her new book, “Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine.” Then visit Poplar Forest’s historic kitchen where Poplar Forest interpreters will demonstrate period cooking techniques. A historical archaeologist, historian, and visiting Assistant Professor at Randolph College, Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, and plantation records and folklore for this study of enslaved plantation cooks. The Program includes a cooking demonstration by Poplar Forest interpreters in the historic kitchen.

Autism Competencies

for Direct Support Professionals

Learn about supporting individuals with autism based on the Virginia Autism Councils (VAC) Skill Competencies for Professionals and Direct Support Staff in Virginia Supporting Adolescents and Adults with Autism. This training meets all requirements for Support Levels 5, 6 and 7 for adults determined by the Supports Intensity Scale and Supplemental Questions. Topics to be covered: General Knowledge Concerning Autism, Environmental Structure and Visual Supports, Communication, Social Skills, Behavior, Sensory, Independence and Community Engagement.

$10 | 2 – 5 pm Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd | Forest

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$50 | Noon – 4 pm The Arc of Southside 734 Main St | Danville

The 2nd annual Ties & Tails Mardi Paws Gala is the most important evening of the year for Lynchburg and surrounding areas homeless animals. Glamorous and compassionate animal lovers will enjoy cocktails, hot h’dourves, dancing, door prizes and silent auctions! Central Virginia Regional Rescue is a volunteer-based (foster home) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of local animals.

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$55 – $500 | 6 – 11 pm Tresca on 8th | 724 Commerce St | Lynchburg



Join in for the 4th Annual Horizon’s Got Talent, a fundraiser for Horizon Behavioral Health. Your ticket includes dinner and a show put on by some of the best talent in Lynchburg. Horizon Behavioral Health is the premier provider of mental health, substance use and intellectual disability services in Central Virginia. Horizon’s mission is to support and promote the health, independence and self-worth of individuals and families in Central Virginia by providing a continuum of community-based prevention, early intervention, aftercare and psychosocial rehabilitation services for persons affected by mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. $60 – $420 | 6 – 9 pm | 3410 Old Forest Rd | Lynchburg | c 434.238.7727 |


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OurHealth Lynchburg & Southside Feb/Mar 2018  
OurHealth Lynchburg & Southside Feb/Mar 2018  

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