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A Village on Fayette: Oral History Film

August 1, 2018 @ Building on Baldwin
Time: 12:00 PM

August 1  |  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
A Village on Fayette: 
Oral History Film

New College Institute is offering an encore presentation of the oral history film debuted in 2015. This film celebrates African-American culture and features personal accounts of the local history surrounding the Fayette Street community. Following the showing of the film, there will be time for discussion and reactions.


[Part of the NCI Learning Is ForEver program}

Community Blood Drive

August 17, 2018 thru August 17, 2018 @ Building on Baldwin
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at the NCI Building on Baldwin on Friday, August 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 


You can register online here:

Geriatric Mental Health in Rural Areas

August 22, 2018 thru August 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Geriatric Mental Health in Rural Areas Consortium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrew Heck

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: $10 lunch included

To register, go to

For more information, contact Katie Whitlow at


Sponsored by the local Community Services Boards (Southside, Danville-Pittsylvania & Piedmont) along with the local community geriatric, adult care and Social Service systems, and New College Institute.

Alpha Gal Symposium

August 25, 2018 thru August 25, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Empowering Yourself to Live Well with Alpha Gal: A Symposium for Everyone Affected by AGS

Cost: $25

Registration & Check-In: 9:00 - 10:00

Keynote: "What is Alpha Gal?": 10:00 - 11:30

Lunch by Amaroo Hills Farm: 11:45 - 12:45

Breakout Sessions: 1:00 - 2:50

Panel Discussion: Living with AGS: 3:00 - 4:00


For more information, call Lisa Martin, Reynolds Homestead, (276) 694-7181 ext. 22


Sponsored by Virginia Tech Reynolds Homestead, New College Institute, Carilion Clinic, and Visit MHC

Let's Get Social! Social Media Series for Seniors (or Anyone)

August 28, 2018 thru August 28, 2018 @ Building on Baldwin
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Let's Get Social! 
Social Media Series for Seniors 
12:00 - 1:30 p. m. 

Instructor: Melany Stowe, Assistant Director of Academics & Communication at NCI
You may register for individual sessions or the whole series! 
August 8: What is Social Media All About?
Social media has become the new standard for communicating. The first class is an overview class highlighting the basics for some of the most popular social media technologies including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Snap Chat.  Three specialized classes will be delivered with a more in-depth focus on specific social media technologies.  Adults are welcome to sign up for the overview course and as many of the in-depth courses as they are interested in.


August 15: Facebook... 
Yes, you can!

Facebook is one of the best-known social networking sites and in 2017 the number of over 75's using social media nearly doubled. This class will teach you more about terms associated with Facebook and its features, how to create an account, and how to send friend requests.
Prerequisite: Active email account

August 22: Twitter... Yes, you can!  #tweet
Do you tweet? Know what a hashtag (#) is for? Learn how to join the conversation by sharing photos, videos, and short messages with other users around the world.
Prerequisite: Active email account

August 28: It's 2018, no need for a photo album! (New Date!)
So you have a cell phone full of photos.... now what?  Learn how to share photos from your phone and the top 5 Internet sites to use to store, print, edit, and share photos.  This class will ensure you don't lose your photo memories and that you are able to share them!
Prerequisite: Active email account