Family Events & Festivals

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 ConcertsGo to top of List
 
March 15, Sunday
FLEETWOOD MAC: ON WITH THE SHOW
John Paul Jones Arena.
Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16 year absence. 295 Massie Road.  8pm.  $49.50-179.50.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Receptionist.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 1-888-575-8479. 
 
March 29, Sunday
LAURIE BERKNER
The Paramount Theater.
Children's favorite brings songs like "We are the Dinosaurs" and "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)" to town. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. The Paramount Theater.  3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
 ExhibitsGo to top of List
 
March 6, Friday
VSA VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT
VSA Arts of Charlottesville/Albemarle.
This annual show featuring works by dozens of area artists promotes experiences in the arts for individuals with disabilities. MLK Jr Performing Arts Center.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  6:30-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-1730. 
 
March 16-25
ART CONNECTIONS 2015: CCS SHOWCASES STUDENT ART
Charlottesville City Schools .
Come and see why Charlottesville City Schools are known throughout the commonwealth of Virginia for their exemplary K-12 Fine Arts programs. There will be a Saturday Celebration on March 21 from 10am-2pm and Open House 4-8pm on March 25. Charlottesville High School, "Small Gym".  open weekdays from 9am-3pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Farm & Orchard EventsGo to top of List
 
LOCAL FARMS & ORCHARDS
Charlottesville-Albemarle has many great outdoor opportunities for families and perennial favorites are berry-picking, pumpkin picking, and springtime farm visits to see baby animals. In our AF Guide to Family Fun you'll find listings for farms and orchards that welcome families. Please be courteous and call ahead to plan your visit - these wonderful places are also home for the farmers. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION, LOCALLY CHARLOTTESVILLE
Dedicated to promoting locally owned independent businesses, Locally Charlottesville has the scoop on fun, seasonal events happening around town. For details, please click this link. 
 
 FestivalsGo to top of List
 
March 17, Tuesday
PIEDMONT REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair.
About 300 students in grades 6-12 representing more than 30 different schools from over a dozen school divisions will participate in the annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair. Students interested in the science and engineering fields can earn recognition and participate in an inspiring learning experience. John Paul Jones Arena.  Email: director@vprsf.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-9062. 
 
March 19, Thursday
VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK: AN EVENING WITH KATE DICAMILLO
Virginia Festival of the Book.
Author of Flora & Ulysses, The Tale of Despereaux, and Because of Winn Dixie will be speaking on Stories That Connect Us. UVA Culbreth Theater.  7pm.  $5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 20-April 12
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in the nation's capital, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Take a tour, stroll along the mall, ride a Tidal Basin paddle boat, see the parade on April 12! Peak bloom estimated to be April 8-12. Washington DC.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 21, Saturday
ANNUAL STORYFEST FOR FAMILIES!
Virginia Festival of the Book.
A free, day-long celebration of books and reading, held on and around the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall. Various locations.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: vabook@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3296. 
 
March 21, Saturday
NANODAYS AT UVA
nanoSTAR Institute.
A fun and interactive chance to learn all about nanotechnology--what it is, how it might impact your life, and what is currently happening here at UVa. This event is family-friendly, informative, fun and free; so come and find out what the Nano buzz is all about! Featuring: Interactive Nanoscience Demonstrations Giant Nanotube Balloon Sculpture Games, Posters and Multimedia NanoLab Tours NanoDays is proud to be a part of the UVa Engineering Open House Activities! All events are free to the general public. Parking is available for the UVa event in the Whitehead Road lots adjacent to Scott Stadium. UVA's Wilsdorf Hall.  9am-3pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1730. 
 
March 21, Saturday
STORYFEST! DANIEL TIGER VISITS CHARLOTTESVILLE
Festival of the Book.
WVPT PBS brings Daniel Tiger and Cubby the Bear to the Paramount Theater. View a Daniel Tiger program straight from PBS. Free books for the first 200 families. Paramount Theater.  9:30-10:30am.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 21, Saturday
STORYFEST! MRS. WISHY WASHY FUN!
Festival of the Book.
Songs and activities based on the book Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley. C'ville Coffee.  10-11am.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 18-22, Wednesday-Sunday
VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The Virginia Festival of the Book offers a variety of programs for a wide audience featuring prominent figures in the literary world. The many special events for youth and families include the Annual StoryFest for Families. Various venues.  $Most events are free.  All ages welcome.  Email: vabook@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-6890. 
 
March 27, Friday
DOGWOOD TREE SALE
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Your purchase of a dogwood tree will help benefit the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival. Various colors and sizes available. While supplies last - most years sell out by noon. parking lot of Barracks Road Shopping Center.  7am.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-9824. 
 
March 28, Saturday
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Louisa County Parks and Recreation.
Come to the most exciting egg hunt (for ages 1-8) in Louisa County! There will be candy, a special bunny guest and a concession stand. Limited parking; arrive early. No rain date. Louisa Town Park.  Directions: Meadow Avenue, Louisa .  12-1:30pm (egg hunt begins promptly at 12pm).  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-967-4420. 
 
April 4, Saturday
AMAZEMENT SQUARE'S EASTER EGG HUNT & PETTING ZOO
Amazement Square.
Easter egg hunt plus meet and greet mini-horses, miniature donkeys, goats, mini-llamas, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and more in the warehouse included with your ticket. Tickets on sale March 1. Amazement Square.  Directions: 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg.  All ages welcome.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
Ongoing
SCHOOL FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Many local schools host wonderful special events each year- fairs, festivals, dances, spaghetti suppers and more. Because they are designed by parents for families you can be sure of having a good time and supporting a worthwhile cause. For details, please click this link. 
 
 History ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
March 16, Monday
JAMES MADISON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Montpelier.
Commemorate the 264th birthday of America's fourth president and Father of the Constitution with the United States Marine Corps Band and Color Guard during this annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Madison Family Cemetery at Montpelier. Remarks will be made by Alan Taylor, one of the nation’s premier experts in Colonial America and the early U.S. republic. Ceremony begins at 2:00 PM. After the ceremony, Mr. Madison will accept birthday wishes at the mansion. A special in-depth tour highlighting Madison's role as Father of the Constitution will be offered at 11 AM and 1 PM. Montpelier.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Markets & BazaarsGo to top of List
 
March 7-14
HERE WEE GROW AGAIN!
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
This semi-annual kids' consignment sale offers gently used clothes, toys and gear. The sale benefits local families in need and Aldersgate Methodist Church's outreach efforts. Come find a bargain! The "Choose Your Charity" event is on March 4. The $5 admission cost on that day goes to the charity of your choice! Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
March 14, Saturday
DOGWOOD DEALS RUMMAGE SALE
Junior League of Charlottesville.
The Junior League of Charlottesville will host Dogwood Deals, a sale featuring new and gently used clothing and goods donated by members and friends of the League. All ages welcome.  Email: jlcvillerummage@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
March 20-21, Friday-Saturday
SPRING/SUMMER CHILDREN, TEEN & TOY CONSIGNMENT SALE
Made4Kids.
Saturday most items are 50% off. Victory Worship Center, 200 Hammond Lane, Staunton.  Friday 7:30am-6pm, Saturday 7:30am-12pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tina Tinsley.  Email: ttinsley1@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
March 21-29
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE
Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Thousands of good-quality books and other media at great prices! Proceeds benefit the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Gordon Avenue Library (lower level).  Directions: Gordon Avenue intersects Rugby Rd. and 14th St. about 3 blocks from the UVA Corner.  10am-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@jmrlfriends.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-8467. 
 
 MoviesGo to top of List
 
March 15, Sunday
FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
JMRL.
Bring the family along with pillows and blankets to watch a fabulous film on the big screen while munching on free fresh popcorn. Central Library.  2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 26, Thursday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA: GREASE
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  7:30pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
CVILLE MOVIES
Find out the movie schedule for all of Charlottesville here. For details, please click this link. 
 
 MuseumsGo to top of List
 
March 7, Saturday
MEET THE COURT
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Virginia Discovery Museum.  10:30am.  $Free with admission.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
AMAZEMENT SQUARE'S FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Amazement Square.
Come out when admission is only $3. Special story times and themed events. Amazement Square.  Directions: 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg, VA.  5-8pm.  $3 per person.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Amazement Square.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
First Friday of every month
FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Explore More Discovery Museum.
Kids can participate in fun activities designed to help them understand how to build a foundation and frame for everything from muscles and bones to house and home. Explore More Discovery Museum.  Directions: 150 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg.  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-8900. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Nature & Park ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
March 1-30
PUBLIC NIGHT AT FAN MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORY
UVA Astronomy Department.
Twice yearly, the public has an opportunity to observe stars and planets through powerful telescopes at Fan Mountain, weather permitting. Tickets are free but required. Starting March 1, to obtain tickets (up to six), send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the number of tickets you are requesting to Fan Mountain Public Night, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Fan Mountain Observing Station.  Directions: 13 miles south of Charlottesville on Route 29.  $ Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
March 21, Saturday
NATIVE PLANT WALK
Ivy Creek Foundation, Virginia Native Plant Society.
Come learn to recognize invasive plants and how to control them. Phil Stokes will be our guide. Cosponsored with the Virginia Native Plant Society. Free and open to all. Meet outside the Education Center of the Ivy Creek Natural Area. outside the Education Center of the Ivy Creek Natural Area.  9am.  $Free.  Contact: Bruce Gatling-Austin.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
April 1-June 1
A MILLION BLOOMS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Spring arrives with magnificent splendor! See a succession of breathtaking blooms that color the landscape with beauty. Enjoy entertaining activities, exhibits and family events. Play and learn in the Children's Garden, browse the Garden Shop, dine with friends, or relax with a good book in a scenic retreat. 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond.  9am-5pm.  $8-12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
Third Friday of every month
LIVESKY PLANETARIUM SHOW
Science Museum of Virginia.
Take a guided tour of the current night sky and find out about the latest celestial happenings. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and make requests of your astronomer host. Since the sky is always changing and audience questions and requests vary, each LiveSky show is different. No LiveSky during the month of April. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  6pm.  $5 nonmembers; free for members.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1431. 
 
Saturdays
MORNINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS
Wintergreen Nature Foundation.
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive walk in the woods. Explore the many wonderful aspects of Wintergreen's natural environment. Trillium House.  Directions: Rt. 29S to I-64W to Exit 107 (Crozet, Rte 250). Take 250W to Rte 151S, turn left. Take 151 to Rte 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right at 664.  10am.  $3 members, $5 non-members..  All ages welcome.  Email: info@twnf.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-325-8169. 
 
Ongoing
STARGAZING 101
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Learn the names and locations of each season's major constellations and bright stars. Learn how to spot planets, use a star map and use binoculars for a closer look at the night sky. Fee and registration required. 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
Third Friday of every month
STARS AND PLANETS
Science Museum of Virginia.
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn as they share their telescopes for a look at the night sky (weather permitting). Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Times vary from month to month.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
 PerformancesGo to top of List
 
March 4, Wednesday
RICHMOND BALLET
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
The State Ballet of Virginia returns to PVCC with a full-length program from the company's repertoire. Come see why audiences return again and again to the athleticism and artistry of the Richmond Ballet. Piedmont Virginia Community College.  Directions: Main Stage in the V. Earl Dickinson Building.  7:30pm.  $23 adults, $17 seniors and students.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
Sundays
TELL US A TALE RADIO SHOW
University of Virginia's WTJU fm 91.1.
An outstanding radio program of storytelling and music for children hosted by Peter Jones. Peter also works with local school children to produce special programs. 12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-0885. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Special EventsGo to top of List
 
March 3, Tuesday
IHOP'S NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
IHOP.
All day long, IHOP will serve guests a free small stack of buttermilk pancakes in hopes that they will donate to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. IHOP.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-0830. 
 
March 8, Sunday
WOODWORKING WITH CHILDREN OPEN HOUSE
Judy Cahill.
Try out woodworking! Children will be able to hammer and drill. (Sawing saved for the workshops.) Check out the possibilities and meet the instructor. See projects others have made. 1104 Forest Street.  4-5pm.  $free.  Recommended for ages 5 to 14.  Contact: Judy Cahill.  Email: JCahill5@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1220. 
 
March 14, Saturday
SCOUTING DAY 2015
Monticello.
Scouts of all ages can enjoy a house tour, exploring the Griffin Discovery Room and exhibits, hands-on activity stations and more. All scouts will receive a Monticello patch for participating. Wear your scout uniform or identifier. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Monticello.  10am-3pm.  $15 for active Boy and Girl Scouts; $18 for accompanying adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
March 18, Wednesday
HANDS-ON COLOR
JMRL.
Drop-in for perfectly pretty petal painting and celebrate the Holi Festival of Colors with a flowery flourish. No registrations required. Central Library.  10-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 20-21, Friday-Saturday
2015 VAHOMESCHOOLERS CONFERENCE & RESOURCE FAIR
VaHomeschoolers.
With keynote speaker Peter Gray, research professor of psychology and author, and featured speaker Carlita Boyles of Math on the Level. Plus workshops, extensive resource fair and family activities. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  1-7pm Fri, 9am-5:30pm Sat.  $see website for registration options.  Contact: Krystal McDonald.  Email: krystal.mcdonald@vahomeschoolers.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
March 15, Saturday
FIRST PAGES FOR TEEN WRITERS
Festival of the Book.
Teen writers may each submit one page (no horror or erotica) to receive anonymous feedback from authors Jen Karetnick, Jeff Martin and Jodi Meadow. Priority given to pages submitted by March 16. Village School.  10-11am.  Recommended for ages 13 to 18.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 21, Saturday
KITES AND FLIGHTS
First Colony Winery.
Bring your kite to First Colony Winery and enjoy a day of kite flying with your family. Food will be available for purchase, or bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Admission is free. For $7 the winery will provide kite-making supplies and an instructor to help kids create their own, personalized kite! First Colony Winery.  12-5pm.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7105. 
 
March 21, Saturday
STORIES IN OUR LIVES
Festival of the Book.
Tim Reid hosts this discussion of stories, biographies, memoirs and lives with Blake Bailey, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat and Katherine Patterson. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $15.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 27
DANCE MARATHON AT UVA
Dance Marathon at UVA.
UVA students will gather to dance for eight hours to fundraise for the UVA Children's Hospital. UVA Amphitheater.  Directions: On Central Grounds at the University of Virginia.  12-8pm.  Contact: Katherine Kamis.  Email: krk5cv@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-501-1410. 
 
March 28, Saturday
BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
YMCA.
Brunch with the Easter Bunny, including an Easter egg hunt, craft stations and games complete with a family photo opportunity. Fundraiser for the YMCA. Vinegar Hill Cafe at Jefferson School City Center.  9-11am.  $tba.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-0118. 
 
March 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday
HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Blue Ridge Home Builders Association.
Over 100 indoor and outdoor home specialists, plus seminars, giveaways and more. John Paul Jones Arena .  9am-5pm.  $free, donations collected for AHIP.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-8652. 
 
April 3-5, Friday-Sunday
EASTER IN THE MOUNTAINS
Wintergreen Resort.
A weekend of festivities, with an Easter egg hunt and parade, craft workshops and egg decorating. Wintergreen Resort.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8003. 
 
October-May, Saturdays
ROLLER SKATING
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation.
Greenwood Community Center is open every Saturday night for roller skating. Disco light, too! Greenwood Community Center.  Directions: 865 Greenwood Road, Crozet. From Charlottesville: Take 64 West to Crozet, Exit 107 250 West, take a right onto Rt. 690, take a right Rt. 691 - Jarmans Gap Road. The center is on the right.  6-9pm.  $skate rental $3, bring your own skates $2, entrance fee for non-skaters $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5844. 
 
Fridays & Sundays
ROLLER SKATING AT CARVER RECREATION CENTER
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Roller skating has returned to Carver Recreation Center. This free event occurs Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Skates are provided and there is no charge for this activity. Carver Recreation Center, Jefferson School City Center.  5-8pm Fridays; 1-6pm Sunday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
 Sporting EventsGo to top of List
 
March 12, Thursday
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
John Paul Jones Arena.
Incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and on-court fan interaction. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $25-$110.  All ages welcome.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-JPJ-TIXS. 
 
March 14, Saturday
CAMP HOLIDAY TRAILS 5K
Camp Holiday Trails.
Camp Holiday Trails is a local, non-profit organization that provides a camp experience for children with special medical needs. Since 1983, UVA medical students have helped to raise nearly $100,000 for the camp by hosting this annual event. Nameless Field, UVA.  9am.  $12-$25.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 21, Saturday
2015 CHARLOTTESVILLE TEN MILER AND KIDS RUN
Virginia National Bank and Charlottesville Track Club.
This is a popular Charlottesville event. 1/4, 1/2, and 1 mile races for kids. This year's beneficiary is MACAA. This event needs at least 300 volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering, take a look at the Volunteer portion of the website. University Hall (on Massie Road).  7:15am (sharp).  Email: info@cvilletenmiler.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
March 22, Sunday
FIX A LEAK FAMILY 5K
Charlottesville Public Works.
In this family friendly event, participants will chase a running toilet (literally) through the Pen Park natural trail and along the Rivanna River. During and after the race, there will be music, family activities, awards, as well as water conservation tips for all in attendance. Pen Park.  10am.  $10 (includes t-shirt).  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3877. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
UVA CAVALIERS
University of Virginia.
Go Hoos!!! Youth Day games provide extra treats for the kids! Season schedule and games scores available through web link. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5631. 
 
 StorytimesGo to top of List
 
STORYTIME EVENTS
In addition to all of the regular Storytimes planned around town each week there are sometimes extra special events. Look to the AF Kid's Events and Activities Calendar for Storytime Events to find visits from costumed characters, theme parties, live storytimes on the radio, and more.
 
 TheatreGo to top of List
 
March 5, Thursday
SISTER ACT
John Paul Jones Arena.
Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash produced by Whoopi Goldberg, is coming to Charlottesville. 295 Massie Road.  7:30-10:00pm.  $27-57.  All ages welcome.  Contact: JPJ.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-575-8497. 
 
March 12-15, Friday-Sunday
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Western Albemarle High School.
Western Albemarle Theatre Ensemble presents "Beauty and the Beast" for their annual musical.Tickets are $6 for students and seniors in advance and $8 at the door, and they are $12 in advance for adults and $14 at the door. Western Albemarle High School, Auditorium.  7:30pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-8700. 
 
March 27-29
CHS SPRING MUSICAL: "HAIRSPRAY"
Theatre CHS.
Tracy Turnblad and friends revolutionize the dance world and their community. Charlottesville High School MLK Performing Arts Center.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7:30pm Friday & Saturday; 3pm Sunday.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2725. 
 
May 8-24
OUR TOWN
Four County Players.
Four County Players, Barboursville.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-5355. 
 
THEATRE PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Charlottesville-Albemarle is filled with talent! Your young dancer or actor is sure to find a class or group to enjoy. Look to our AF Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round to find many terrific organizations offering dance classes and theatre classes. Also, watch the Family Events and Festivals Calendar for specific performances and review the AK Guide to Family Fun Year-Round to see which groups do shows for families.
 

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