Reading Between the Wines
This popular annual fundraiser features a guest author, silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres.This year's event was held at the Williamsburg Winery on November 14, 2017. New York Times best selling author, Beth Macy, was our featured speaker. Thanks to all our supporters and attendees, we had our most successful auction in the event's history.
Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot (benefiting Literacy for Life)
Blue Talon Bistro started the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in 2006 to help the community to come together on a great, family holiday and help support local charities. Since then, the race has grown into something amazing with nearly 3,000 runners! In 2016 they started partnering with a top-flight race organizing company called J & A Racing. With their help, the Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot has become the most notable race in the region – on the most popular running day of the year! For the 2nd year in the row, Literacy for Life was the major recipient in this fundraiser.
Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars
This yearly event is held in collaboration with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and features local celebrities as dancers. This year's evening of fun and entertainment was held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00 in Phi Beta Kappa Hall. It was a record-breaking year, grossing over $124,000. Many thanks to all who helped make the evening a great success.
Glenn Lavender with partner Amy Perkinson came in 1st place. Brittany Rolston with Denise Ridley-Johnston came in 2nd. Valerie Zangardi with Vince Zangardi came in 3rd. Congratulations to all the dancers.
Celebration of Lifelong Learning
On June 6th, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Education Matoaka Room, we celebrated the successes of our learners and the service of our tutors at our annual Celebration of Lifelong Learning!
Our featured speaker was Holly Coy, Deputy Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia. A light luncheon was served.