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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 24-26, Thursday-Saturday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL ONE-ACT PLAYS
Tandem Friends School.
The Tandem Friends Upper School Drama department presents a series of one-act plays, including: the David Ives play Words, Words, Words, directed by senior Charlie Kennedy; the David Ives play Sure Thing, directed by senior Charlie Schuyler; a play written by senior Abri Robert-Kedes, titled She Doodles to Forget, directed by senior Olivia Childers; and, Stephen Gregg's This is a Test, directed by drama teacher Perry Medlin. Reservations can be made by phone, or tickets can be purchased at the box office 30 minutes before a performance. Tandem Friends School Community Hall,Tandem Friends School Community Hall.  7pm.  $8-$10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Perry Medlin.  Email: pmedlin@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 
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. 
 
February 1, Friday
JACK DUNLAP BAND
The Front Porch.
Jack Dunlap is the mandolinist for the trio Buds Collective, and he has worked alongside past and present members of Mountain Heart, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Frank Solivan and more. Though he grew up playing bluegrass music, Jack's instrumental ability stretches into genres such as jazz, swing, blues, rock, classical, country, Eastern Indian folk music, polka and many others. At the age of 25, Jack is already widely endorsed. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $12-$15.  All ages welcome.  Email: booking@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 201-925-4464. 
 
February 2, Saturday
12TH ANNUAL MAIN EVENT GALA BENEFIT
UVA Children's Hospital.
Join in this premier fundraising event, drawing nearly 500 prominent individuals from the Charlottesville community. This year, the Main Event will be moving to Downtown Charlottesville and will be held at Common House, the city's newest social club. The event will offer a sophisticated evening of silent auction, food and drinks, and dancing. Main Event 2019 proceeds will go toward cancer programs and research at UVA Children's Hospital. Common House, Downtown Charlottesville.  $Varies.  Contact: Kate Rullman.  Email: katerullman@virginia.edu . Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-8643. 
 
February 2, Saturday
GRANDPARENTS CLASS
UVA Healthy System.
A class for expectant grandparents and family members. Prepare for the addition to your family by learning what's new in labor and delivery and baby care. We'll review basic safety tips and the latest in baby gear. We'll also discuss how to help the new family in the first year. UVA Hospital, Room 8614.  10am-12pm.  Email: prenatalclasses@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-9920. 
 
February 2, Saturday
GROUNDHOG DAY ACTIVITIES & WATERCOLORING WORKSHOPS
Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.
In the library, adults can work with fine watercolor paper and professional quality paint, including outdoor and indoor instruction and supplies for multiple journal pages, 1-4pm. In the main room, visitors and children can experiment with non-archival paper, 10am-2pm. In honor of Groundhog's Day, a shadow art activity will be available outside. Additionally, to celebrate the Lewis and Clark Expedition's rodent, the Prairie Dog, visitors can make a prairie dog sculpture out of paint, dowels and add-ons. Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center, Darden Towe Park.  10-2.  $Varies.  Email: lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-996-7282. 
 
February 2, Saturday
KID'S CLUB FOXY VALENTINE
Michaels.
Drop in for Kids Club, where your little makers will make a Valentine's craft. Michaels.  10am-12pm.  $5 per project.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-1072. 
 
February 2, Saturday
RVCC WINTER MARKET AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Find local produce, meats, cheeses, jams, baked goods, greenery, arts and crafts. The market coincides with RVCC's pancake breakfast served from 8:30-10:30am. Rockfish Valley Community Center, Afton.  8:30am-12pm.  $Free.  Contact: Donna Kincaid.  Email: mountainvision@earthlink.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1725. 
 
February 2, Saturday
STORYTIME & ACTIVITIES FT. ELMO'S SUPER-DUPER BIRTHDAY
Barnes and Noble.
It's Elmo's birthday and we want to celebrate! There will be activities, stickers, crafts, and fun. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
February 2, Saturday
WILDROCK'S KICK-OFF THE YEAR PIE PARTY
Wildrock.
Stop by Wildrock to learn about volunteer opportunities while enjoying pie. To register and for more information, email info@wildrock.org Wildrock.  Directions: 6600 Blackwells Hollow Road, Crozet.  2-4pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Carolyn Schuyler.  Email: info@wildrock.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-825-8631. 
 
February 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday
ANNUAL FATHER/DAUGHTER VALENTINE'S DANCE
Charlottesville Ballet.
The afternoon will include a mini-performance, refreshments, a decorate-your-own-treat table, Valentine decorating, and plenty of dancing with special activities led by the dancers of Charlottesville Ballet. This semi-formal event celebrates the parent/child relationship; moms, dads, sons and daughters are welcome to attend. Charlottesville Ballet Studios.  1pm or 4:30pm Saturday & 2pm Sunday.  $15 kids, $20 adults.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-227-7592. 
 
February 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday
MAYMONT MANSION'S VIEW FROM THE BACKSTAIRS
Maymont.
See the mansion through the eyes of African American employees of 1893 and experience Richmond's Gilded Age showplace from the perspective of those who worked there. Guided tours available every half-hour. Maymont Mansion, Richmond.  12-5pm.  $5 suggested donation.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166 x 329. 
 

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