Events This Week

Welcome. Please note that although families can rest assured that all posted listings are reviewed by our staff for appropriate content, we cannot verify all information contained in a given entry.

Creators of the original Gold Award-Winning CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Calendar, we've been serving up hyper-local parenting content for more than 18 years.


April 20, Friday
3RD ANNUAL PAINT STAUNTON ART COMPETITION
Beverley Street Studio School.
Area plein air artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete within three categories, Professional, Amateur, and 16 and Under for a total of $1000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to capture the timeless beauty of historic downtown Staunton. Sunspots Outdoor Pavilion.  Directions: 202 S. Lewis St., Staunton .  8am registration, 9:30am-12:30pm competition, pop-up show/sale 2-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Rachel Salatin.  Email: bsssschool@verizon.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-886-8636. 
 
April 20, Friday
BACK TO THE '50S AND '60S SQUARE DANCE
Grand Squares of Nelson.
Live square dance caller and refreshments. Alternating Plus and Mainstream with Lines during breaks. Rockfish River Elementary School.  Directions: 200 Chapel Hollow Rd., Afton.  7:30-10pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: grandsquaresofnelson@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-2470. 
 
April 14, 15, 17 & 20
BLOSSOMS AND BEES - CHILDREN'S SESSION
Chiles Peach Orchard.
This drop-in program includes strawberry blossom and honey bee education, tractor-pulled wagon ride around the strawberry patch, a strawberry plant to take home, a sample of strawberry frozen yogurt and honey sample. An adult must be present and will pay $3 for the wagon ride. Groups are asked to please email in advance. Chiles Peach Orchard, Crozet.  10:30am & 3:30pm.  $6 per child.  Email: groups@chilespeachorchard.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 20, Friday
DANNY SCHMIDT WITH DEVON SPROULE
The Front Porch.
Fry's Spring Beach Club.  8pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $15-18.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-242-7012. 
 
April 20, Friday
DOGWOOD BENEFIT BREAKFAST
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Come for a silent auction followed by a breakfast buffet. This year's proceeds support Help Save the Next Girl. Doubletree Hotel on 29N.  7am silent auction, 8-10am buffet.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 20, Friday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL QUEEN'S BALL
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Cash bar, heavy hor d'oeuvres included and music. Come enjoy a celebration of another festival year completed and the beginning of a new festival year with the crowning and coronation of the new Dogwood Queen. Doubletree Hotel.  7-11pm.  $22.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-9824. 
 
April 20, Friday
DOGWOODS & DAFFODILS: 4TH ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.
You are invited for an evening of fun and friendship in our historic gardens. Catering is by local chef Mike Lund and there will be a live and silent auction. Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.  Directions: 20 North Coalter Street, Staunton.  6pm.  $75.  All ages welcome.  Email: rrobinson@woodrowwilson.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-0897. 
 
April 20, Friday
DR. DOG
The Jefferson Theater.
Dr. Dog plays C'ville along with Kyle Craft. The Jefferson Theater.  8pm, doors open at 7pm.  $26 in advance, $28 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
April 20, Friday
FREE MOVIE FRIDAY: "THE POST"
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in this drama. V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College.  7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Beryl Solla.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-5362. 
 
April 20, Friday
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: CHAMOMILE AND WHISKEY
Sprint Pavilion.
With Nic and Joe. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-4910. 
 
April 20, Friday
FROMAGE & CEPAGE
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Fruits from the field and farm unite in a classical pairing of Virginia Artisanal cheeses with award-winning Virginia wine for a relaxing Friday night. Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison.  6:30-8:30pm.  $20.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
April 20, Friday
FULL NELSON FRIDAY WITH SAM LOWE AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Live music and Happy Hour Specials every Friday. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton.  6-8pm.  Contact: Sean.  Email: sean@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 20, Friday
THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE [PG]
The Paramount .
See the 1977 "rockumentary." The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 21, Saturday
14TH ANNUAL DOGWOOD PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville.
Come out to enjoy pancakes with Kiwanis, support a great cause, and then head on over to the Dogwood Festival Parade. Proceeds support Benjamin Hair Just Swim for Life Foundation, whose mission is to "waterproof our community" so that all children have basic swimming skills and are safe around water. First Baptist Church, 735 Park Street.  7:30-11am.  $5 minimum ticket donation, under 6 free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Saturday
5TH ANNUAL DAY 5K: RACE WITHOUT A TRACE
Viridiant.
Run, walk or stroll down the newly completed Virginia Capital Trail and see the beauty of the James River and its downtown surroundings. After crossing the finish line, youÂÂ’ll be steps away from the Richmond Earth Day festival's live music, vendors, food and drink, demos and plenty of educational information and activities. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome. Downtown Richmond.  11am-12:30pm.  $25 advance.  Email: admin@viridiant.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-225-9843. 
 
March 24-April 21
69TH ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL
City of Charlottesville.
The Dogwood Festival features a carnival, pageant, parade, fireworks, nighttime movies in the park, a dance and more. Throughout Charlottesville.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 21, Saturday
8TH ANNUAL RVA EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Feed RVA.
Bigger than ever with new activities and old favorites. Enjoy live music, vendors, food and drink, demos and plenty of educational information and activities. Manchester.  12-7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-225-9843. 
 
April 21, Saturday
9TH ANNUAL NELSON COUNTY 5K
Enjoy an easy 3.1 mile walk or run on the roads around the Nelson County High School. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Nelson County. Event open to ages 7 and up. Medals will be awarded for top three in the categories Female, Male, and Student. Prizes for top finisher by age categories and a drawing for prizes to be held at the end of event. Rain or shine. Nelson County High School, Lovingston.  7:30-8:30am check-in.  $20-35.  All ages welcome.  Email: spudmom28@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-465-1544. 
 
April 21, Saturday
BRIDGE DAY STAUNTON
Celebrate the restoration of the Sears Hill pedestrian bridge next to Staunton's historic train station. Live music, food, historical performances and more. Sears Hill Bridge, Staunton.  Directions: 20 Middlebrook Avenue.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-886-7728. 
 
April 21, Saturday
CRAFT CVILLE
IX Art Park.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Saturday
DEVILS BACKBONE SEAFOOD & BREWS FESTIVAL
Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Come out for live music from Chamomile & Whiskey, Lord Nelson and Dharma Bombs, as well as a pop-up beer festival featuring beer from six craft breweries. Enjoy fresh oysters from Mobjack Bay, Virginia, steamed blue crab, crab cakes, fish & chips and plenty of options for land lovers. Supporting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Devils Backbone Brewery Basecamp, Roseland.  11:30am-5:30pm.  $15 advance, $20 at the game, 12 and under free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1001. 
 
April 21, Saturday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL PARADE
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Arrive early for this popular annual tradition, with old-time cars, floats, Scout groups, horseback riders, musical bands and the Dogwood Queen and her court. The theme of the parade is "Candy Land" and candy will fly along the parade route for the first time in decades. Downtown Mall.  10:50am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-9824. 
 
April 21, Saturday
EARTH DAY STAUNTON
Earth Day Staunton.
Enjoy hands-on exhibits & activities, native plant sales, free saplings, live native wildlife programs by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, face painting and more. Solar panels, and a solar telescope for viewing our local star, will be on-site. See a live bee hive. Touch a local fish. Meet a bat. Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand.  10am-2pm.  $Free.  Contact: Caroline.  Email: caroline@sunspots.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-0678. 
 
April 21, Saturday
FAMILY ART JAMS: THE ART OF PROTEST
Fralin Museum of Art.
These popular programs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities that make the Museum's exhibitions accessible to children. Children should have an adult accompanying them. 1–3 pm: 5–7 year olds and their grownups 3–5 pm: 8–12 year olds and their grownups Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Road.  10am-12pm mixed 5-12, 1-3pm 5-7, 3-5pm 8-12.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
April 21, Saturday
FEE FREE DAY AT SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy the Park without having to pay an entrance fee in observance of National Park Week. Shenandoah National Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
April 20 & 21, Friday & Saturday
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, JR.
Tandem Friends School.
The Tandem Friends 6th grade presents Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Tandem's 6th grade will delight you with their commitment to this story as they sing, dance and act their way into the hearts of the community. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Tandem Friends School.  7pm.  $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Lydia Horan.  Email: lhoran@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 
April 21, Saturday
GARDENING WITH GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS
Sharondale Mushroom Farm.
Diversify your gardens with gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Hands-on activities will include: cultivation methods for annual, perennial, container, and forest gardens. Discussions will include: biology and ecology of fungi in the garden, selecting mushroom species, evaluating your growing substrates and conditions, seasonal planning for mushroom harvests, and how fungi are integral to healthy organic gardening practices. Sharondale Mushroom Farm.  Directions: Keswick.  9am-12pm.  $75.  Email: cultivatingfungi@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-3301. 
 
April 21, Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ENGINEERING DAY AT UVA
Society of Women Engineers/UVA.
The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia presents a program designed to give high school girls a comprehensive look at engineering through hands-on demonstrations, a design activity, a speaker, lab tours and lunch with current engineering students. The session aims to showcase the many diverse, exciting and creative fields that make up engineering. $25.  Email: uvasweoutreach@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Saturday
HOOVER RIDGE WOOL & WINE FESTIVAL AND SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.
The festival will be in conjunction with the annual sheepdog trials featuring dogs and their handlers from all over the country and Canada. Enjoy local wine tastings and wool vendors. The event will be held rain or shine. Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.  10am-4pm.  Email: events.mcparksrec@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Saturday
KINDERGARTEN KICKOFF
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Do you have questions about your child's readiness to begin formal schooling? Join the Children's Museum of Richmond's education department for fun, educational activities to help prepare children for kindergarten, introduce them to a classroom routine and a chance to board a real school bus. Children's Museum of Richmond - Central.  9:30am-1pm.  $Free museum admission with event completion.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7062. 
 
April 14, 15, 20 & 21
LION KING JR
DMR Adventures.
Belmont Arts Collaborative.  Directions: 221 Carlton Rd., Suite 3.  7pm Friday, 3pm & 7pm Saturdays, 6pm Sunday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-5376. 
 
April 21, Saturday
NATIONAL JUNIOR RANGER PARK DAY
Shenandoah National Park Service.
A full day of fun activities to celebrate the NPS and get kids of all ages connected to their national park. Activities meet at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (Mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and Byrd Visitor Center (Mile 51 on Skyline Drive) unless otherwise noted. Shenandoah National Park.  Directions: Byrd Visitor Center, Dickey Ridge Visitor Center.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
April 21, Saturday
PACKING 101: THE BASICS
Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.
A fun and informational packing class taught by an in-house packing specialist. Delve into the basic tips and tricks of packing efficiently and keeping your suitcase organized. Attend this class and enjoy 20% off of any non-sale item. RSVP. Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.  11:30am-12pm.  $Free.  Contact: Raquel.  Email: events@peacefrogstravel.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1415. 
 
April 21, Saturday
PAPER PLANE CHALLENGE
Kids Give Back.
Kids and adults can enter a paper plane flying contest for most accurate, longest flight time and furthest distance. Proceeds benefit Angel Flight and each donation enters you to win the grand prize, a plane ride for 2 around Charlottesville. 5th Street Station.  10am.  $10 suggested donation per family. 
 
April 21, Saturday
RICHMOND EARTH DAY 5K RACE WITHOUT A TRACE
Viridiant.
A family-friendly, community-focused race, showing off the best the city has to offer. Run, walk or stroll down the newly completed Virginia Capital Trail and see the beauty of the James River and its downtown surroundings. Learn easy ways to help the environment along the course and finish just half a mile from the RVA Earth Day Festival. Turning Basin of Canal Walk, Richmond.  11am-12:30pm.  $30.  Email: admin@viridiant.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-225-9843. 
 
April 21, Saturday
SOCA STARS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
SOCA.
This event is for children with cognitive or physical disability and the program is designed to provide a taste of playing soccer for any boy or girl born in the years 2008 thru 2013. Please identify the cognitive or physical disability by email. Kids will play fun soccer activities and then an actual game. Rain cancels event. SOCA-ACAC South Fork Soccer Park.  Directions: Field #6.  1:30-2:15pm.  $Free.  Email: Don.Dolinger@SOCAspot.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Saturday
SPRING OYSTER FESTIVAL AT DUCARD
DuCard Vineyards.
Nomini Bay Oyster Farm will be providing the freshest and most delicious oysters from the Northern Neck: raw, steamed, grilled, and grilled with toppings. Fresh grilled crab cakes will also be available. Enjoy the country, bluegrass, oldies, and rock & roll of the Bennie Dodd Band and some beautiful mountain and vineyard views. DuCard Vineyards.  12-5pm.  $10 advance, $15 at the door.  Contact: Scott Elliff.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
April 5, 12, 14 & 21, Thursdays & Saturdays
SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Be prepared for a strenuous trek, muddy slopes and uphill climbs, and an intimate view of the wild Monticello, particularly the lovely plant communities along the river. Wear sturdy shoes. Meets at The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, Monticello.  9am-12pm.  $20.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9880. 
 
April 21, Saturday
TEAM SIERRA EARTH DAY 5K
Team Sierra.
Proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit the Sierra Club, an environmental organization dedicated to explore, enjoy and protect our planet. All you have to do is run and you will be helping the Earth. Participants will receive a race T-shirt and a tree seedling to take home with you. Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  9am start, 7-8:30am packet pickup.  $25.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Saturday
THE HARD CIDER RUN 5K
Albemarle CiderWorks.
The course features one long, gradual hill. Make it up and it's smooth sailing to the finish line where a cold, hard cider awaits. Albemarle CiderWorks.  8am packet pickup, 10am races begin.  $35-50.  Contact: Chloe.  Email: chloe@sourfishevents.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-297-2326. 
 
April 21, Saturday
THE HUNTS AT PVCC
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
These rising stars of the indie-folk music scene layer stringed instruments, harmonies, and driving rhythms in songs that reveal a sophisticated sense of melody. PVCC, V. Earl Dickinson Building.  7:30-9pm.  $18 adults, $15 students/seniors.  Contact: PVCC Box Office.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-5376. 
 
April 21, Saturday
THE RECORD COMPANY
The Jefferson Theater.
With Suitcase Junket. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $20 advance, $23 day of show.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
April 21, Saturday
THE WINEORANER WINE & PET FESTIVAL
Rebec Vineyards.
The Wineoraner is a Wine & Pet Festival on the grounds of picturesque Rebec Vineyards. Wine-lovers and dog-lovers alike are welcomed for wine tastings and food partaking. Wag your tail at the bandstand or shop with local artisans. Proceeds from doggie tickets will benefit the Lynchburg Humane Society. Rebec Vineyards, Amherst.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $15-20 humans, $3 dogs.  Email: wineoraner@rebecwinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-535-1865. 
 
April 21, Saturday
UPFRONT--SPRING FLING
Charlottesville Ballet.
A celebration of spring with dance, wine and hors d'oeuvres and in-studio shopping from favorite local boutiques and artists. Charlottesville Ballet also presents an exclusive performance featuring exciting new works and family favorites from the CB repertory. CB Studio Theatre.  3pm, 4:30pm & 7pm performances.  $25 adults, $20 students, seniors, military, $15 children.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-227-7592. 
 
April 21, Saturday
WINE PAIRING DINNER
Horton Vineyards / Tavern on the Green.
Enjoy a delicious four-course meal paired with Horton Vineyards wines. Tavern on the Green.  6-9pm.  $50.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-0779. 
 
April 21, Saturday
YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Piedmont YMCA.
Looking for ways to awaken a child's imagination and inspire healthy choices in time for summer? Come out for Healthy Kids Day for a day of movement, activity and healthy eating. Fun for the whole family. Brooks Family YMCA.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 22, Sunday
17TH ANNUAL CHARLOTTESVILLE EARTH WEEK ECOFAIR
Charlottesville Earth Week.
Learn about local environmental organizations and businesses. Enjoy workshops, live music, book swap, local brews, speakers, kid-friendly entertainment, and more. IX Art Park.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 22, Sunday
17TH ANNUAL EARTH WEEK ECO FAIR
IX Art Park.
Live music, kids' activities, and all your favorite earth-friendly businesses and nonprofits. Be part of the fun and community and learn more about ways to protect the planet and fight climate change. IX Art Park.  11am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tatyanna Patten.  Email: tlpattencho@gmail.com. For more info call: 434-806-4060. 
 
April 22, Sunday
6TH ANNUAL KUNG FU KICK-A-THON
Laughing Dragon Kung Fu.
This event includes performances of Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, and Kung Fu, as well as giving an opportunity to put the code of martial ethics into practice by raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Laughing Dragon Kung Fu.  2pm.  $Free.  Email: info@laughingdragonkungfu.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-0318. 
 
April 22, Sunday
ANNUAL HIGHLAND SHEEP SHEARING AT HIGHLAND
James Monroe's Highland.
Tom Stanley will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method at this educational, agricultural event. There will also be traditional wool carding and spinning demonstrations for the family following the shearing. If the weather is favorable, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds. Bring your own or choose from our selection. James Monroe's Highland.  11am-12pm.  $5 per person, under 6 free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 22, Sunday
BARKS & BARRELS
First Colony Winery.
Bring your friendly dog out for a day of fun. Frisbees, balls and other doggie toys are available to play in the field. Food from Good Waffles & Co. will be available. Fluvanna SPCA will be bringing dogs and puppies for adoption as well. First Colony Winery.  12-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7105. 
 
April 22, Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND 2018 OPENING CONCERT
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
Come out and enjoy the Dogwood Festival Spring Concert. PVCC V. Earl Dickinson Building.  3:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 22, Sunday
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
UVA's Clean Water Working Group.
Enjoy a free outdoor screening of Disney's Moana as part of UVA's Bicentennial celebration and UVA Sustainability's Earth Week. The movie will be preceded by a short video highlighting the history of water at UVA, starting from 200 years ago with the founding of the University. The El Tako Nako food truck will be present for snacks and meals, and free popcorn will be available. The grassy field in front of UVA's Observatory Hill Dining Hall (rain location Ern Commons).  8PM - 10PM.  Contact: Clay Kulesza.  Email: cfk8df@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-245-9403. 
 
April 5-22
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL CARNIVAL
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Come enjoy fun-filled amusement rides at the Dogwood Festival Carnival. McIntire Park.  Directions: Free parking at Charlottesville High School.  5:30-10:30pm weekdays, 1-11pm Saturday, 1-8:30pm Sunday.  $20 Armbands, $1 individual tickets.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
February 18-April 22
ECO-YOGA PROGRAM AT WILDROCK
Wildrock.
Sixth-grade girls will gather for five Sunday sessions at Wildrock's Barn Center to create a supportive circle for celebrating inner strengths. Nature connection, yoga, yoga games and skill building activities are the foundation for this nurturing and supportive experience for preteen girls. An optional parent discussion circle, concurrent with the girls group, will be offered as well. Limit 10. Wildrock, Crozet.  10am-12:30pm.  $50-$250 suggested donation.  Email: wildrockgirlsgroup@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-825-8631. 
 
April 17-22
FRIENDS OF THE STAUNTON LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE
Friends of the Staunton Library.
Browse the selection of 5,000+ books, with paperbacks priced at only 25-50 cents and hard covers only $1. Saturday and Sunday are bag days. Fill a bag for $3 on Saturday or $1 on Sunday. After 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday, books are free to students, teachers and nonprofits. 1 Churchville Ave., Staunton.  6-8:30pm Tues, 9am-8:30pm Wed-Thurs, 9am-4:30pm Fri-Sat, 1-4:30pm Sun.  Email: cacoop@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3902. 
 
April 22, Sunday
HOPE GROWS CELEBRATION
Camp Holiday Trails.
The Hope Grows Celebration will be a fun and inspiring family-friendly event featuring delicious food, drinks from King Family Vineyards and live music. Come have fun and learn about Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children and teens with medical needs. Enjoy lots of kid-friendly activities including a bounce slide, barn tour, fire truck rides, face painting and more. King Family Vineyards, Crozet.  3:30pm.  $85 adult, kids 5 and above $10, under 4 free.  All ages welcome.  Email: heather@campholidaytrails.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-3781. 
 
April 22, Sunday
HUMAN FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT
Jefferson Area CHiP.
This is a uniquely fun event for the whole family and a great team building activity for any work or social group. Enjoy some friendly and/or fierce competition, food, beer, games, music, prizes and a (hopefully) perfect spring day. Proceeds benefit CHIP. Rain date is April 29. Washington Park.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 22, Sunday
INAUGURAL ROSE 5K
Trump Winery.
Run for a reason! Participate in the Inaugural Rosé 5K to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with 100% of proceeds being donated. This walk/run event is the perfect pairing for runners and wine lovers alike. Only 200 spots available so register now. Trump Winery.  10am-12pm.  Contact: Trump Winery.  Email: info@trumpwinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-3895. 
 
April 22, Sunday
JOHN KELLY AT BATESVILLE MARKET
Batesville Market.
Local singer-songwriter John Kelly plays his original Americana-colored tunes. Batesville Market.  1-3:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 25 & April 21, 22, Saturdays & Sundays
JUNIOR LEAGUE RUMMAGE SALES
Junior League of Charlottesville.
The Junior League of Charlottesville will rummage sales featuring new and gently used clothing and goods donated by members and friends of the League. 9 Canterbury Rd. in March, 674 Hillsdale Dr. in April.  7am-1pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: jlcvillerummage@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 22, Sunday
MICHAEL'S MILE: NOW IN COLOR
Orange County Parks & Recreation.
This event is a fun run with the goal of raising funds for the Michael's Gift Youth Activity Scholarship Program and the OCPR Foundation. The run will feature color powder. Booster Park, Orange.  1:30-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5435. 
 
April 20-22, Friday-Sunday
P. BUCKLEY MOSS BARN SHOW
P. Buckley Moss Museum.
Pat will be at her home, The Barn, to meet her collectors and personalize prints each day. You are invited to bring purchased Moss prints or paintings to the Barn for her to sign and personalize. In addition, all prints or paintings that are purchased at the Waynesboro gallery during these three days can be personalized. The Barn.  Directions: 18 Providence Lane, Waynesboro.  11am-5pm Friday & Saturday at The Barn, 11am-3pm Sunday at the Waynesboro Gallery.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-949-6473. 
 
April 17-22
QUEEN CITY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Beverley Street Studio School Gallery.
Artists will paint Staunton's historic streets and rolling Augusta County landscapes during this five-day festival, which will also feature evening lectures, artist demonstrations, the Paint Staunton Day event for local artists of all ages and skill levels, and a high-quality show of artwork created by twenty-nine professional plein air painters from the Mid-Atlantic region. Beverley Street Studio Gallery, Staunton.  5-8pm Saturday, 10am-12pm Sunday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-886-8636. 
 
April 21 & 22, Saturday & Saturday
SOUTH RIVER FLY FISHING EXPO
South River Fly Fishing Expo.
Learn more about the great sport of fly fishing from local, regional and nationally known ambassadors of the sport and enjoy great fly fishing for trophy trout on the South River. The South River Fly Fishing Expo is the only on stream fly fishing show in the region. Constitution Park, Waynesboro.  9am-5pm.  $10 advance, $12 at the gate, under 15 free.  Email: director@vaflyfishingfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-649-1915. 
 
April 21 & 22, Saturday & Saturday
TANDEM FRIENDS ANNUAL TAG SALE
Tandem Friends School.
Don't miss the annual fun in the Tandem Friends gym, as it is turned overnight into a department store full of clothes, shoes, housewares, sports equipment, electronics, art, toys, books and more. There is even a separate boutique of designer clothes and collectibles. Loads of fun, not to mention the endless bargains. Tandem Friends School Gym.  7:30am-4pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Deborah Arenstein.  Email: deborah.arenstein@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 
April 22, Sunday
THE MALTESE FALCON [NR]
The Paramount Theater.
See the classic film starring Humphrey Bogart. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $5 youth, $7 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 22, Sunday
WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Films that tell stories about the planet, the wild lands, the people of the communities who love them, play in them and defend them. Remarkable places that inspire wonder, highlight issues and provide solutions. Visulite Cinema.  Directions: 12 N. Augusta St., Staunton.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 22, Sunday
WINE, PONIES AND VINEYARD TOURS
Knights Gambit Winery.
To celebrate this beautiful earth, you are invited for a special vineyard tour, wine tasting and pony grooming activities for the kids. Please RSVP so the right amount of ponies can be brought out. Knight's Gambit Winery.  Directions: 2218 Lake Albemarle Rd.  2-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Maya Proulx.  Email: hopeslegacy@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-531-5688. 
 
April 23, Monday
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE [PG-13] (2017)
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 23, Monday
NATIONAL PICNIC DAY
For details, please click this link. 
 
April 23, Monday
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017)
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Movie night at Crozet Library with this recent film rated PG-13. Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 24, Tuesday
R.A.D. (READ AND DISCUSS) TEEN BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Crozet Library.
The Crozet Library leads a diverse range of book clubs for teens. Discussing the Nigerian Harry Potter, Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
CHS CHOIR SPRING CONCERT
CHS Orchestra.
MLK Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School.  7-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2726. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
GARDEN SHOP CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY
Monticello.
Kids can customize their very own mini tote bag with paint and apple prints. The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  3-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
INTRO TO CODING
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Come learn coding basics and gain experience with help from library staff. Bring your laptop or use one of the library's. Required registration begins April 4. Grades 5-8. Crozet Library.  4:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 10 to 13.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 25, Wednesday,
LUNCH WITH THE ARTISTS OF EXPRESSIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE
Les Yeux du Monde.
Come dine with Suzanne Tanner Chitwood, David Hawkins, Ivy Nate and Nick Watson. Les Yeux du Monde.  Directions: 841 Wolf Trap Road.  12-1pm.  $15, free for Collectors Club.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-5566. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
MYTHIC CREATURE ENGINEERING
JMRL - Central Library.
Dare to design a dragon or face a ferocious hydra in this mythological workshop. Learn about mythical beasts and pick who would win in a battle. Then use the library's supplies to figure out how to create them. Ages 8-12. Central Library.  4pm.  Recommended for ages 8 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
NET GENERATION KIDS' DAY
Boar's Head Inn.
Kids are invited to join USTA Mid-Atlantic on course for tennis games and activities at the 2018 Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic. Open to kids ages 5-17 of all levels. Equipment will be provided. Pizza will be served as well. Boar's Head Sports Club.  4-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: wood@mas.usta.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
TWIDDLE
The Jefferson Theater.
With Midnight North. The Jefferson Theater.  8:15pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $16 in advance, $18 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
March 14-April 25, Wednesdays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER SPRING SESSION
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 30-minute program of stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 2-3 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Northside Library.  Directions: 705 West Rio Rd.  10:15am & 11:15am .  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
March 7-April 25, Wednesdays
WEE ONES SPRING SESSION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
A special time for babies and caregivers to read, sing, move, and play. No siblings, please, as this is a special one-on-one time. Each baby will need the full attention of his or her caregiver. Ages 12-23 months with birthdates falling between 3/8/16 and 3/7/17. Required spring registration begins February 14 at 9am. Crozet Library.  10:30-11am.  Recommended for ages 1 to 2.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Wild Virginia / Violet Crown Cinema.
Films that tell stories about the planet, the wild lands, the people of the communities who love them, play in them and defend them. Remarkable places that inspire wonder, highlight issues and provide solutions. Violet Crown Cinema.  Directions: 200 W. Main.  $15-25.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-1553. 
 
March 8-April 26, Thursdays
ALPHABET SOUP SPRING SESSION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Designed to help grow our next generation of readers, Alphabet Soup is a fun half-hour of stories, songs, dancing and more. This group is for older 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy story time on their own, without an accompanying adult or younger sibling. Required registration begins at 1pm February 12. Crozet Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 18-April, Thursdays
BABIES & BOOKS
JMRL- Northside Library.
Caregivers and babies are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays followed by playtime. For babies up to 24 months with accompanying adult. Northside Library.  Directions: 705 West Rio Rd.  1:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 26, Thursday
BILL FRISSELL: A PORTRAIT (2017)
JMRL - Central Library.
Movie night at Central Library. Central Library.  7pm.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
April 26, Thursday
DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY ON TOUR
Altria Theater.
Inspired by favorite Disney Junior series, the interactive concert tour includes songs from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, as well as newest hit series Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals. The live concert will also include a brand-new interactive experience featuring Disney Junior's Muppet Babies. Altria Theater, Richmond.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-514-3849. 
 
April 26, Thursday
JAYME STONE'S FOLKLIFE
Prism Coffeehouse.
Jayme Stone's Folklife is a versatile gathering of musicians who prove folk songs are perennials for the people. Come see the band on one of only twor stops in Virginia on their current tour. C-ville Coffee.  7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  $17 advance, $19 at the door.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 22 & April 26, Thursday
NORTHSIDE MINECRAFT CLUB
JMRL - Northside.
A different challenge each month. Approved users can build and explore with fellow Minecrafters using a common spawn-point. To play, stop by the children's desk for an application. Players must have their own computer Minecraft account. Xbox and iPad Minecraft accounts are incompatible with the server. Grades 3-12. Registration to play in the computer lab or use a guest account begins 2 weeks before event dates. Northside Library.  4:30-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 26, Thursday
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
JMRL - Central Library.
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day by hunting for poetry-related clues in the library and taking photos of them. Participants who find the most clues win a prize. Picture-taking equipment will be provided. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  6-7pm.  $Free.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
April 26, Thursday
POETRY ON THE STEPS
JMRL - Central Library.
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with open mic poetry night beneath the towering oaks on the library steps. Read originals or old favorites, or just come to listen. Refreshments will be served. Rain site: Children's Room. Central Library.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
March 15-April 26, Thursdays
PRESCHOOL PALS SPRING SESSION
JMRL- Northside Library.
30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays designed for 3-5 year olds who are ready to enjoy independent learning. Registration is required. Northside Library.  Directions: 705 West Rio Rd.  10:15am & 11:15am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
March 8-April 26, Thursdays
TALES FOR TWOS SPRING SESSION
JMRL - Crozet Library.
A fun half-hour that promotes verbal, motor and social skills through the use of stories, songs, rhymes and more. For 2-year-olds and young 3-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Registration begins at 1pm on February 12. Crozet Library.  9:30am.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 27, Friday
25TH ANNUAL NORTH BRANCH GOLF TOURNAMENT
North Branch School.
A captain's choice tournament played on the beautiful Stoney Creek Golf Course at Wintergreen in Nellysford. All proceeds from this tournament go to the scholarship and tuition assistance programs at North Branch School. Stoney Creek Golf Course at Wintergreen.  12pm registration & putting contest, 1pm shotgun start.  Contact: Bonnie Holliday.  Email: nbsgiving@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
April 27, Friday
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: ADAR
Sprint Pavilion.
With Shagwuf. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-4910. 
 
April 27, Friday
FULL NELSON FRIDAY WITH JACOB ALLEN AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Live music and Happy Hour specials every Friday. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton.  6-8pm.  Contact: Sean.  Email: sean@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 27, Friday
FUNDING & SERVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
Purple Cherry Architects.
Come for an informative discussion of how parents of special needs children can strategically advocate for and access positive outcomes. Very few know the full picture of supporting a child with disabilities through life, who to approach and where funding comes from. Learn how to access funding and services available through local/state agencies. RSVP by April 23. CitySpace.  4-8pm.  $Free.  Email: specialneedsfamilyconnection@purplecherry.com. Reservations are required. 
 
April 27, Friday
GRAND CAVERNS SIGNATURE 5K
Grand Caverns Park.
A certified 5K course, it is "Virginia flat" and fast. All runners (and walkers) welcome. Even your supporters will have fun (and food). All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new playground at the Grand Caverns Park. Grand Caverns Park, Grottoes.  6:30-8:30pm.  Email: mike@grandcaverns-5k.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 26 & 27, Thursday & Friday
THEATRE CHS PRESENTS THE TEMPEST
Theatre CHS.
Charlottesville High School Black Box Theatre.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7pm.  $10 adults, $5 students.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2410. 
 
April 28, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL MONTALTO CHALLENGE 5K
Monticello.
An exhilarating 5K race from the base of the Saunders-Monticello Trail to the top of Montalto. The demanding, all-uphill course offers thrilling views of Monticello, Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. All proceeds go the Monticello Fund, which supports the maintenance of the Trail at Monticello. No pets. The Saunders-Monticello Trail.  7:15-10am.  $35-55.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9822. 
 
April 28, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL PARK TO PARK HALF MARATHON
City of Waynesboro.
Experience the best views in the Shenandoah Valley on this 13.1-mile course connecting Waynesboro's Ridgeview Park to Augusta County's Stuarts Draft Park. The race will be completely supported with fully stocked aid stations and a post-race party at the finish line. Portion of the proceeds from this year's race will be donated to Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro.  Directions: Ridgeview Park to Stuarts Draft Park.  7am start time.  $Varies.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6600. 
 
April 28, Friday
1ST ANNUAL ROSE GARDEN TEA PARTY
New Dominion Bookshop.
Celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day, New Dominion Bookshop will offer children's story times and activities, a scavenger hunt, in-store giveaways and guest booksellers. New Dominion Bookshop.  $Free and open to public.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-2552. 
 
April 28, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL ANDREW 5K FUN RUN
Andrews8.
Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  $10-25.  Email: info@andrews8.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-0051. 
 
April 21-28, Saturday-Saturday
85TH ANNUAL HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK
Garden Club of Virginia.
Visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks. This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,300 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members. Albemarle County, Charlottesville and surrounding counties.  Contact: Karen Ellsworth.  Email: karen@vagardenweek.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-644-7776. 
 
April 28, Saturday
8TH ANNUAL BLACK TIE GALA
100 Black Men of Central Virginia.
The annual fundraiser raises funds for the organization's youth mentorship program. DoubleTree Hotel Charlottesville.  6-11pm.  $100.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-327-7873. 
 
April 28, Saturday
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
James Madison's Montpelier.
Montpelier will commemorate Arbor Day - an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care - with free activities all day. Meet world-renowned birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist Drew Lanham, who will also give a talk and sign copies of his book; learn from master gardeners and naturalists; tour the gardens and grounds and more. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  Varies.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Christy Moriarty.  Email: cmoriarty@montpelier.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
April 28, Saturday
BECOMING A WORKING MOM
UVA Women's Health and Readykids.
This class will help expectant moms learn about quality childcare, and discuss breastfeeding and returning to work. Topics include: types of childcare providers, and how to identify a quality provider, and pumping and storing breastmilk while you are at work or school. This is an interactive class, so bring your questions. Free and open to the community. Readykids.  Directions: 1000 East High St.  9:30am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. For more info call: 434-924-9920. 
 
April 28, Saturday
BLIND TASTING AT PRINCE MICHEL
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery.
Come for a chance to earn a $10 cash voucher by properly identifying six Prince Michel wines in a blind tasting. Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, Leon.  12-3pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 28, Saturday
CVILLE WALK 4 LIFE 2018
The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia.
This is an easy, 1.5 mile walk that is stroller-friendly, so bring the whole family. Enjoy a continental breakfast, music, face painting, entertainment and more. First Baptist Church .  Directions: 735 Park St.  8:30-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stephanie Minter.  Email: stephanie@virginiapregnancy.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-4516. 
 
April 28, Saturday
HERBS GALORE & MORE FESTIVAL
Maymont.
Dozens of vendors from the mid-Atlantic fill Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event. Maymont Mansion.  Directions: Carriage House Lawn.  8am-4pm.  $5 Marketplace, free for members, kids 16 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
April 28, Saturday
HIGHLAND RUSTIC TRAILS GRAND OPENING
James Monroe's Highland.
Celebrate the grand opening with music from The Front Porch Roots Music School, games, refreshments, a ribbon cutting, and group hikes, beginning around 11am, to explore the trails. James Monroe's Highland.  10am-12pm .  $Free and open to the public.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 28, Saturday
LUNCH WITH JAMES MONROE
James Monroe's Highland.
In honor of James Monroe's 260th birthday, have lunch with Monroe reenactor Dennis Bigelow, who will share first-person accounts from his life and answer audience questions. Box lunches included with registration featuring a specialty sandwich plus bottled water, grapes, chips and fresh baked dessert. Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of James Monroe.  12-1pm.  $25.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 28, Saturday
MADISON FARMERS' MARKET: CHILDREN'S FINGERPRINTING
Madison Farmers' Market.
Come to the Farmers Market where the Madison County Sheriff's Department will do children's fingerprinting and household water testing. Madison County Volunteer Fire Company.  8am-12pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 28, Saturday
MET LIVE IN HD: CENDRILLON
The Paramount Theater.
Now, for the first time ever, Jules Massenet's sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Come early for a complimentary pre-opera lecture in The Paramount Theater Auditorium at 12pm. The lecture for Cendrillon will be conducted by Tim Snider, attorney and host of Sunday Opera Matinee on WTJU. The Paramount Theater.  12:55-3:55pm, 12pm pre-opera lecture.  $25 adult, $23 senior, $18 student.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
March 24-April 28
PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION GARDEN
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be "planted" in the Terrace Lawn, each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia's Healthy Families program. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Opening Hours.  $Regular Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
April 21, 22, 27 & 28
PROVIDENCE: A EVENING OF DANCE, POEMS AND MUSIC
The Front Porch.
Through dance, poems, and music, Providence tells the story (real and imagined) of Nellie's marriage, her motherhood, her memories. Providence is created and directed by Dinah Gray and features local artists J.J. Cromer, Vivien Fergusson, Katherine Nies, and Edwin Roa. The Front Porch.  8-10pm Friday & Saturdays, 2-4pm Sunday.  $12-22.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 28, Saturday
RAMPS AND RAILS
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Enjoy local arts, crafts, and live music at this unique festival and take a popular 1-hour train ride. Trains depart Elkins. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.  11am, 1pm & 3pm.  $15, under 3 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-686-7245. 
 
April 28, Saturday
RIVERFEST
Riverfest Waynesboro.
Activities include reptile shows, stream safari, fish and fun rodeo, farmer's market, canoe rides, kids arts & crafts, stream electro-fishing and the Great South River Duck Race. Rain or shine. No pets allowed. Constitution Park, Main St. downtown Waynesboro at the South River.  Directions: Exit 99 off Interstate 64. Take US 250W to Main St., Waynesboro.  10am-4:30pm.  $Free.  Email: riverfest@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-949-7738. 
 
April 28, Saturday
SPRING RACES AT FOXFIELD
Foxfield.
Races featuring the country's finest horses, riders and trainers. The Spring Race will benefit CHiP, Children's Health Improvement Program. Popular with college students and other revelers last year's race drew over 25,000 guests. Rain or shine. Foxfield.  Directions: Old Garth Road.  9am gates open, 1pm first race, 5:30pm gates close.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-9501. 
 
April 6-28
SUBMERGED: UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY & HARMONIAI: A GENERATIVE MUSIC INSTALLATION
Chroma Projects.
Alexandria Searls gives us a fish's perspective, using her underwater camera to capture, from below, the wayfaring leaves, feathers, seed pods and other chance floating travelers of our local waterways. Morgan McLeod is presenting Harmoniai, a generative music installation, created from water-themed field recordings at Sugar Hollow, the Rivanna and elsewhere. Downtown Mall.  Directions: 201 E. Main St., 2nd Floor.  12-5pm Friday & Saturday.  Email: artlab@chromaprojects.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-9667. 
 
March 23-April 28
SV RANDALL: IN THE PURPLE
1708 Gallery.
For this solo exhibition, Randall focuses on the symbolism and historical implication of basic consumer objects to identity the notion of obsolescence, visual decay and materiality. 1708 Gallery, Richmond.  Contact: Emily Smith.  Email: esmith@1708gallery.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-643-1708. 
 
April 28, Saturday
TEA & HISTORY WITH RICK BRITTON: JEFFERSON'S 'RETIREMENT'
Silver Thatch Inn.
Enjoy taking tea while listening to an informal talk, Jefferson's 'Retirement,' by historian and author Rick Briton. Jefferson's last 17 years are referred to as his retirement, but he nonetheless kept extremely busy. There was his voluminous correspondence to attend to, as well as his large family, the plantation, the enslaved community, and of course the house itselt. And then there's his founding of the University of Virginia. Silver Thatch Inn.  1-3pm.  $45 Tea & Presentation $30 Presentation Only.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-4686. 
 
April 28, Saturday
WINE & BEER PAIRING DINNER
CrossKeys Vineyards / Brothers Craft Brewing.
Sample four award-winning estate grown wines from CrossKeys and four of Brother's Brewing local craft beers during this four-course dinner. CrossKeys Vineyards, Mount Crawford.  5:30-8:30pm.  $60.  Email: info@crosskeysvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-234-0505. 
 
April 28, Saturday
WIZARDING WINERY AT HORTON
Horton Vineyards.
Complete with quidditch demonstrations, themed outdoor and indoor games, shop among the different vendors, make your own wand stations and much more. Bavarian Chef will be onsite from 11am-4pm serving up their best dishes. Cocoa & Spice and Kilwins of Charlottesville will be serving themed treats. Medieval Fantasies Company will be dressed and walking through the crowds. Horton Vineyards.  Directions: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gorduonsville.  12-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7440. 
 
April 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday
7TH ANNUAL RURITAN PLANT/YARD/BAKE SALE
White Hall Ruritan Club.
Plants, all from local gardens, include flowering plants, shrubs, trees, tomatoes and other vegetables/berries/herbs. Yard Sale items range from jewelry to decorations to household items to furniture. From antique to like-new. Proceeds will fund local scholarships, educational opportunities, and improvements to White Hall's century-old Community Building. White Hall Community Building.  8am-1pm Saturday, 12-3pm Sunday. 
 
January 26-April 29, 2018
A PAINTER'S HAND: THE MONOTYPES OF ADOLPH GOTTLIEB
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974), best known as one of the original Abstract Expressionist artists, was one of the leading artists of his generation and was responsible for forging a new identity for American art in the mid-20th century. The group of monotypes in this exhibition provides a unique look at his final body of work. The Fralin Museum of Art.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
April 8-29, Saturdays & Sundays
CAROMONT FARM OPEN HOUSE & SNUGGLE SESSIONS
Caromont Farm.
Come for a "Snuggle Session" and Open House with a pop-up shop selling cheese and cheese-centric bites and Caromont swag on certain Saturdays and Sundays in April - see site for exact dates. Take tours of the farm, meet representatives from other local businesses, and of course, see baby goats. Reserve slots for all of those in your party and try to carpool if possible. This is a casual day. Come anytime between 11am and 4pm. Caromont Farm, Esmont.  11am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-831-1393. 
 
April 29, Sunday
CASTING CROWNS
John Paul Jones Arena.
The Christian music group Casting Crowns will perform. Featuring special guests I AM THEY. John Paul Jones Arena.  6pm.  $$23.50-$75.00.  Contact: JPJA Marketing.  Email: jpj-mkt@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-43-4960. 
 
April 29, Sunday
COOKING CLASS WITH TERRE SISSON: JAMBALAYA
First Colony Winery.
Learn to prepare a delicious meal with professional Chef Terre Sisson of Charlottesville Wine & Culinary. Prepare and enjoy a three-course meal paired with First Colony wines. First Colony Winery.  Directions: 1650 Harris Creek Rd.  11am-2pm.  $68.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7105. 
 
April 29, Sunday
CROZET CHORUS PRESENTS SUN, MOON AND STARS
Crozet Chorus.
Dr Crozet Baptist Church.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: sandra.hodge@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
January 26-April 29, 2018
FROM THE GROUNDS UP: THOMAS JEFFERSON'S ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
The Fralin Museum of Art.
One of Jefferson's most important legacies was his role as a designer and advocate for the creation of an iconic architectural identity for our fledgling country that still endures today. Jefferson’s architectural vision for the United States will be explored in a special exhibition featuring drawings, prints, paintings, photographs and building and construction artifacts, among other archival materials. The Fralin Museum of Art.  $Free.  Contact: Rhonda Deck.  Email: rhondadeck@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
April 29, Sunday
GOLD LEAF LAGER 5K TRAIL RUN AT DEVILS BACKBONE
Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers as well as Devils Backbone swag giveaways. The 5k course will be run on the trails at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. Runners and walkers alike are welcome. Fee includes $5 gift card and Devil's Backbone merchandise. Devils Backbone Brewery Basecamp, Roseland.  11am-2:30pm.  $11.54.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1001. 
 
April 28-29, Saturday-Sunday
JEFFERSON CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: OUT OF THE DEEP: RUTTER'S REQUIEM
Jefferson Choral Society.
The Jefferson Choral Society perform's Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mass in C Minor. Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.  7:30pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday.  $20 adult, $10 students, Free age 11 and under.  Email: jeffersonchoral@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-528-5700. 
 
April 29, Sunday
PVCC CHORUS SPRING CONCERT
PVCC .
Audiences of all ages will enjoy the repertoire of this annual event. The concert is a gift from the College to music lovers in Central Virginia. Piedmont VA Community College, Dickinson Building.  Directions: Exit 121 off of 64 (20 south).  3-4:15pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 29, Sunday
VIRGINIA LOVES ANIMALS SCAVENGER HUNT
Caring for Creatures.
Human and animal teams, equipped with a smart phone, will physically search on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and virtually search on the internet for answers to scavenger hunt clues. Registration will be in front of the I Love CVille Welcome Center located at 406 East Market Street. Downtown Mall.  12-4pm, 10am-12pm registration.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 29-April 30, Monthly on Mondays
NOVEL CHAT BOOK CLUB
JMRL- Northside.
Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. Each month the group will read to a different theme. Grades 7-12. Required registration. Northside Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 30, Monday
THE NATIONAL
Sprint Pavilion.
Sprint Pavilion.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
April 2-30, Mondays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER
JMRL - Central Library.
Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed for 2-3 year olds with an accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop early literacy skills with singing, talking, reading and playing. Central Library.  10:30am.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 

Our Mission: "To Make Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun!"

Site Programming by Lassosmart.com

No portion of this publication may be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright © 2018 Ivy Publications, L.L.C. All rights reserved.