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January 21, Monday
5TH ANNUAL "WALK A MILE FOR MARTIN" EVENT
Albemarle County Public Schools.
Students, teachers and families are invited to walk at least one mile around the neighborhood to walk for positive purposes or against injustices that exist in our society. Run or walk as many miles as you like. Woodbrook Elementary School.  11am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome. 
 
January 18-21, Friday-Monday
MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN
Wintergreen Resort.
Lots of fun planned for this LONG weekend. Wintergreen Resort.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Wintergreen Activities.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-8180. 
 
January 21, Monday
OAKLAND SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Oakland School.
Come learn about Oakland's Year-Round School and Summer Camp. There will be a short information session, Q&A time, followed by a tour of the grounds. Oakland School, Troy.  10am.  Email: admissions@oaklandschool.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-9059. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
FIELD SCHOOL ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
Field School.
An open house for parents and prospective students. Tour the school, ask questions and meet faculty, students and parents. 9-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4353. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
MOLLY MICHIE PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Molly Michie Preschool.
Come visit Charlottesville's premier cooperative preschool. Meet some current families to learn all that Molly Michie has to offer. Snacks and kid-friendly activities are sure to keep the little ones engaged. 1901 Thomson Road.  9am-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: mmp.registrar@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-7406. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
MORE FASCINATING THAN FICTION
JMRL-Crozet Library.
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and yes, sometimes more fascinating than fiction, it's NON-FICTION. Come into the library and listen to incredible stories, enjoy an afternoon snack and chat about books you've been reading. Registration is requested. Drop-ins welcome. Crozet Library.  3:30-4:15pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 9.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
PAWS TO READ
JMRL-Crozet Library.
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Abby, a registered therapy animal with Therapy Dogs International. Any young reader may sign up for a 15-minute appointment and bring a favorite book to read. Crozet Library.  1-2pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
SCHOOL'S OUT MOVIE AFTERNOON
JMRL-Gordon Avenue Library.
Stay inside at the Gordon Avenue Library for a special screening of "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018), rated PG. Popcorn will be provided. Gordon Avenue Library.  2-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFO SESSION
Tandem Friends School.
Interested parents can take a tour, visit classes in session and participate in a faculty/student panel discussion to learn more about the school. RSVP to Mary Lyman Bias. Tandem Friends School.  Directions: Main Building- Blue Room.  9-10:30am.  $Free.  Contact: Mary Lyman Bias.  Email: mlymanbias@tandemfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
TEEN BEST OF 2018
JMRL-Crozet Library.
Walk the red carpet and fight for your favorites of 2018. We compile the nominations and popcorn, you provide the intense opinions and lively debate. Grades 6-12. Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 22, Tuesday
UNITED CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
United Christian Academy.
Tour UCA and learn about all that the academy offers from preschool to the 12th grade. United Christian Academy.  Directions: Stanardsville.  9:30-11:30am & 4:30-6:30pm.  $0.  Contact: UCA.  Email: principal@ucacrusaders.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-985-2947. 
 
January 5, 15 & 22
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer our 'Hoos at home! John Paul Jones Arena.  Varies by date.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
January 24, Thursday
COVENANT SCHOOL COFFEE WITH HEAD OF LOWER SCHOOL
The Covenant School.
Prospective students' parents are invited to have coffee with the Head of Lower School and tour campus. The Covenant School, Birdwood Campus.  Directions: 1000 Birdwood Rd, Charlottesville, VA .  8:30-9:50am.  Email: admissions@covenantschool.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-220-7330. 
 
January 24, Thursday
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
The Paramount Theater.
Enchantment Theatre Company brings Norton Justers fantastical classic to life using puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects, and original music. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $10.75 youth, $14.75 adult.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
January 25, Friday
COVENANT SCHOOL COFFEE WITH HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL
The Covenant School.
Prospective parents have coffee and hear a presentation from the Head of Upper School. Covenant School, Hickory Campus.  Directions: 175 Hickory St, Charlottesville, VA.  8:30-9:50am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-220-7330. 
 
January 25, Friday
MOUNTAINTOP MONTESSORI OPEN HOUSE
Mountaintop Montessori.
Come see what the school is all about at this open house event. Mountaintop Montessori.  9-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@mountaintopmontessori.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-8886. 
 
January 26, Saturday
3RD ANNUAL SOCA BALL
Soccer Organization of Charlottesville Area.
A fun adult-friendly evening with a catered dinner, live entertainment, open bar and silent auction. Proceeds go toward SOCA's outreach scholarship fund. Alumni Hall, UVA.  7-11pm.  $100, $180 per couple.  Contact: Jimmy Tharpe.  Email: jimmy.tharpe@socaspot.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-5025. 
 
January 26, Saturday
DONUTS WITH DAD
JMRL-Central Library.
A delicious read-aloud time designed especially for dads to share with their little dumplins. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served along with storytime fun. For dads, granddads, uncles or buddies with children ages 2-5. Central Library.  11-11:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
HOMEBUYER PANEL
UVA Community Credit Union.
This panel of real estate and mortgage lending experts will help you understand how to navigate purchasing in a rising market, the mortgage qualification process, what to expect at closing, and how the home appraisal process works. You will leave this panel with a better understanding of the home buying process so you are more confident every step of the way. RSVP for this Free seminar to uvacreditunion.org/seminars or call 434-964-2001 today! Seating is limited. Education Center - 335 Rio Road West.  10-11:30am.  $Free.  Email: contactus@uvacreditunon.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-964-2001. 
 
January 26, Saturday
KNOW GOOD BEER & BOURBON FEST
IX Art Park.
This fun fest offers samples of dozens of carefully selected craft beers, as well as bourbon and other spirits. Live local music throughout the day and offerings from food and art vendors complement the experience. IX Art Park.  TBD.  $TBD. 
 
January 26, Saturday
THE DEANES BLUEGRASS GOSPEL CONCERT WITH WAYNE GENTRY & STEVE MINTER
United Christian Academy.
Enjoy a night of Bluegrass and Gospel music. Concession available, and all proceeds will benefit UCA Class of 2020 and go towards their Senior Missions Trip. Donations accepted. United Christian Academy Gymnasium.  6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Lisa Deane.  Email: Lisadeane13@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-985-1277. 
 
January 26 & 27, 2019
"PLAY LIKE A GIRL" WINTER SOCCER CLINIC
FYSA .
Joanna Lohman, of the NWSL's Washington Spirit, is coming to Fluvanna County to coach a clinic focused on girl empowerment and building self esteem on and off the field! An opportunity to be mentored by a professional soccer player of this caliber doesn't come around often! Fluvanna County High School Gymnasium.  10am-1pm.  $$150.00.  Contact: Tiffany Ellingson.  Email: Fysaforcescholarships@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 4349607874. 
 
January 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IN CONCERT
Altria Theater.
Relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter's second year at school like never before. This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in high-definition while the Richmond Symphony performs John Williams' otherworldly score. The January 26th show starts at 7:30pm & the January 27th show starts at 1pm. Altria Theater, Richmond.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-514-3849. 
 
October 19-January 27
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF HEYWOOD AND CYNTHIA FRALIN
The Fralin Museum of Art.
The collection includes works by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, Reginald Marsh and many other notable artists of the period. It is presented in conjunction with exhibitions of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work during her time at the University of Virginia and historical and contemporary Native American works from the Museum’s holdings. The Fralin Museum of Art.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Rhonda Deck.  Email: rhondadeck@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-906-1022. 
 
January 27, Sunday
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES- ELIZABETH ROBERTS
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. Bassoonist Elizabeth Roberts ushers in 2019 with an afternoon of compelling works for bassoon and piano on January 27 at 3:30 pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA.  3:30pm.  $15 general public, $13 UVA faculty/staff, $5 students at the door, Free students in advance.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3052. 
 
January 3, 10, 13 & 27
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home! John Paul Jones Arena.  Varies by date.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
January 28, Monday
ALICE IN WONDERLAND PARTY
JMRL-Central Library.
Celebrate Lewis Carroll's birthday with stories, crafts and other wonderful things in this madcap party featuring caterpillars, cakes and cats. Best for ages 3+. Central Library.  4-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
January 28, Monday
GRADES 5-7 ADVISORY BOARD (5-7 AB)
JMRL-Crozet Library.
Share your ideas on programs you'd like to see at the library for Grades 4-7. Brainstorm and snack with other kids your age. You can even receive volunteer hours for your participation. Grades 5-7. Crozet Library.  5-6pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 29, Tuesday
TEEN BOOK CLUB: STALKING JACK THE RIPPER
JMRL-Crozet Library.
The Teen Book Club reads a wide variety of young adult fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels. Snacks are served, and a free copy of the book is included on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the JMRL catalog for book descriptions and age information. Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 30, Wednesday
TANDEMONIUM - ARTS DEPARTMENT SHOWCASE
Tandem Friends School.
The Tandem Friends School Arts Departments takes over C'Ville Coffee for the evening for a celebration of the arts. Listen to student music by many talented groups, watch student-made films, view student artwork, purchase delicious food and drink from C'Ville Coffee. C'ville Coffee.  6-7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mark Goldstein.  Email: mgoldstein2@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 

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