Blue Mountain Dharma hosts a weekend retreat, “Integrating the Four Seals of Buddhism in Daily Life,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1304 E. Market St., Unit K. (434) 531-6833.

The Center presents Star Light, Star Bright with Larry Saunders of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, and Improve Your Balance: Decrease Your Risk For Falls from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. 491 Hillsdale Drive. (434) 974-7756.

Charlottesville Area Independent Schools will present a Community Fair providing information on preschool through high school independent education options from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 at Jefferson School City Center at 233 Fourth St. NW.

Floriescence Institute hosts the Civil Conversation series with “What Should We Do With CO2?” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Gordon Avenue Library. (434) 823-7766.

Piedmont Virginia Community College presents the Super Saturday Financial Aid Workshop, providing hands-on assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. Details, with required documentation, are available at pvcc.edu/fafsa. (855) 877-3941.

Virginia Native Plant Society hosts Steve Kruger presenting “Medicinal Plants and Other Forest Products” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ivy Creek Natural Area at 1780 Earlsville Road. vnps.org/Jefferson.

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