Albemarle Broadband Authority seeks public input on areas of the county with insufficient or no broadband service. Reports can be submitted at (434) 296-5891.

Alcoholics Anonymous of Central Virginia offers assistance to people seeking help with alcohol issues. Contact the local AA office at or call (434) 293-6565.

American Red Cross seeks blood donations, especially of Type O blood. Blood drives are held from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Charlottesville Blood Donation Center at 606 Albemarle Square. Lake Monticello Owner’s Association sponsors a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Lake Room of the Ashlawn Clubhouse at 41 Ashlawn Blvd. in Palmyra. (434) 979-7143.

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA participates in the annual Clear the Shelter Day by offering fee-free adoptions of all animals in the shelter from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. 3355 Berkmar Drive. (434) 973-5959.

Louisa County Animal Shelter participates in the annual Clear the Shelter Day by offering fee-free adoptions of all animals in the shelter from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 1 Woolfolk Ave. in Mineral. (540) 967-0401.

Narconon offers help to individuals and their families in overcoming addiction. Details: and (800) 431-1754.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office accepts registration from Orange County residents older than 18 for its Citizen’s Police Academy, which will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 17 to Dec. 3 at Locust Grove Middle School. (540) 672-1200.

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center will close its pool and locker rooms from Saturday through Aug. 30 for annual maintenance. (434) 970-3083.

Thomas Jefferson Health District Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department offers free testing for sexually transmitted infections from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Free Hepatitis A vaccines are available from 9 to 11 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. 1138 Rose Hill Drive. (434) 972-6269.

The Women’s Initiative offers free walk-in clinics providing one-on-one sessions with a counselor free of charge to women needing immediate short-term assistance, including tools for self-care, emotional support, assessment of needs and goals, referral services and resource connection. Clinics are offered from 10 a.m. to noon each Monday at the Westhaven Clinic; 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Jefferson City School Center; and 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Women’s Initiative office. In case of a mental health emergency, reach crisis services 24/7 by calling Region Ten Emergency Services at (434) 972-1800 or calling 911. Details: or (434) 872-0047.

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