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March 26, Tuesday
BUILDING A BUDGET
UVA Community Credit Union.
A budget is an important tool for making sure your money works for you. Understand the steps involved in developing a spending plan and learn how to set short- and long-term financial goals. Youll also learn about the tools that are available to help reach your goals. RSVP. Seating is limited. Education Center - UVA Community Credit Union.  6-7:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: UVA Community Credit Union.  Email: contactus@uvacreditunion.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-964-2001. 
 
March 26, Tuesday
SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Parent Council.
Come out for a screening of SCREENAGERS, which explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Western Albemarle High School.  6:30pm.  $Free. 
 
March 26, Tuesday
TEEN BOOK CLUB: AMERICAN PANDA
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. 
 
March 16 & 26, Saturday & Tuesday
TOUR THE PARAMOUNT THEATER!
The Paramount Theater.
Enjoy a free historical backstage tour of The Paramount Theater. The Paramount Theater.  11am 3/16, 12pm & 5:30pm 3/26.  $Free.  Contact: The Paramount Theater.  Email: boxoffice@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1933. 
 
March 27, Sunday
RAISING ARIZONA [PG-13]
The Paramount Theater.
See a Coen Brothers' classic on the big screen. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 youth.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
March 28th, Thursday
INTERNATIONAL HONEY TASTING AT PEACE FROGS TRAVEL/OUTFITTERS
Peace Frogs Travel and The Elysium Honey Co.
Sample fine local & Italian honey and learn more about honey and pollinators with Diego DeCorte, founder of The Elysium Honey Co. Diego is passionate about pollinators and has spent much of his life dedicated to beekeeping, honey making and exploring what our local bees need to thrive. Diego will lead a discussion about pollinators and honey worldwide. Honey from Elysium Honey Company will also be available for purchase. 1043 Millmont St, Charlottesville.  6:15pm.  $Free.  Contact: Lindsay Craig.  Email: retail@peacefrogstravel.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1415. 
 
March 28, Thursday
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. 
 
March 29, Friday
3RD ANNUAL INCARNATION LENTEN FISH FRY
The Church of the Incarnation / Charlottesville Catholic School.
Buy your tickets before this special community event sells out. Meal includes Alaskan Cod, coleslaw, crab pasta veggie salad, french fries, drink and a dessert of choice. All proceeds benefit The Church of the Incarnation's Youth Ministry and Charlottesville Catholic School. Church of the Incarnation.  Directions: 1465 Incarnation Drive.  5-7pm.  $12/person, ages 5 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 30, Saturday
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ENGINEERING DAY AT UVA
Society of Women Engineers/UVA.
Register for an afternoon of activities with the Society of Women Engineers at UVA. Designed to give high school girls a comprehensive look at engineering through hands-on demos, a design activity, a professional panel, lab tours and an overnight stay with current engineering students. Geared towards high school juniors, this program helps students decide if they want to pursue STEM in the future. Applications are due by March 4th, 2019. UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Directions: Meets at Mechanical Engineering building.  $8.  Email: uvaswehsv@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 30, Saturday
MET LIVE IN HD: DIE WALKÜRE
The Paramount Theater.
In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotans willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in operas most famous act of filial defiance. Sung in German. The Paramount Theater.  12pm.  $25 adult, $23 senior, $18 student.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
March 30, Saturday
RUSTIC TRAIL HIKE
Monticello.
Take an informal ramble along one of the park’s many rustic woodland paths to learn about the natural history of the area and enjoy the season’s natural beauty. Route 53 parking area of the Saunders-Monticello Trail.  9:15-11:30am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
March 31, Sunday
MARKET AT GRELEN 5K & 10K
Market at Grelen.
After the race, your entrance fee also includes one free draft beer, cider or wine at The Market at Grelen cafe. Proceeds benefit the Orange Downtown Alliance. Walkers, strollers and leashed pets are welcome. Market at Grelen, Somerset.  11am-1:30pm, 10:15am registration. 
 
March 31, Sunday
UVA CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS RIVANNA STRING QUARTET
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
Bringing an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community, the UVA Chamber Music Series presents the Rivanna String Quartet. Old Cabell Hall, UVA.  3:30pm.  $Free-$15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3376. 
 
April 1, Monday
APRIL FOOL'S PAWS TO READ
JMRL - Central Library.
Get in line to read with a therapy lion! Read a funny story and watch out for wacky things with certified therapy dog Stella. For any young reader. JMRL - Central Library.  4-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 28- April 1
CALLING ALL MAILBOX ARTISTS!
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc.
Attention young artists! Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue looking for one lucky artist to help us dress up the mailbox at our Rescue! Open to anyone under the age of 15, the design should fit on a canvas 19" wide x 9" tall. Recommended for ages 0 to 15.  Contact: Rosi Beachy.  Email: development@hopeslegacy.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-989-2949. 
 
April 1, Monday
DISNEY'S FINDING NEMO [G]
The Paramount Theater.
Families can see Disney's Finding Nemo on the big screen. The Paramount Theater.  11am.  $7 youth, $9 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 1, Monday
HOMESCHOOL DAY AT MONTPELIER
Montpelier.
Enjoy a day at Montpelier designed specially for homeschooling families, or any family seeking a fun day out. Montpelier, Orange.  9am-5pm.  $10 adult, $5 kids, ages 6 and under are free.  All ages welcome.  Email: edteam@montpelier.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x402. 
 
April 1, Monday
NATIVE PLANTS IN YOUR GARDEN
JMRL - Northside Library.
Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved. They are the ecological basis upon which life depends. Come learn from a master gardener the benefits of native plants and discover some great plant options for your landscape. Northside Library.  11am-12pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 2, Tuesday
CUPCAKE SMASH: SMASH BROS. TOURNAMENT & CUPCAKE TASTING
JMRL - Northside Library.
Smash your opponents, then celebrate with a personally-customized cupcake. Not a Smash Bros. aficionado? Gobble cupcakes while watching your friends destroy the competition. Northside Library.  4:30-6pm.  Recommended for ages 11 to 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 2, Tuesday
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Join other master builders for an hour of open-ended, block-building fun. The library provides the LEGOs, you bring your imagination. Ages 5-11. Required registration begins March 11. Crozet Library.  2-3pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 11.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 3, Wednesday
HIGHLAND BOOK CLUB: APRIL MEETING
James Monroe's Highland.
During the April meeting of our book club, Highland guide Emily Stanfill will lead the group in a discussion of Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery, by Heather Andrea Williams. James Monroe's Highland.  6-7pm.  $Free.  Contact: Courtney Bryce.  Email: info@highland.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 3, Wednesday
YES YOU CAN! RAISE FINANCIALLY AWARE KIDS
The Legacy Foundation.
Join The Legacy Foundation for an educational seminar at either 11am or 4pm at The Colonnade Club at UVA. Learn how to teach children financial skills with guest speaker Nate Morris from American Century Investments. Parents, grandparents and colleagues are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. The Colonnade Club (Pavilion VII) at UVA.  11am or 4pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-5917. 
 
April 4, Thursday
DISNEY'S BLACK PANTHER [PG-13]
The Paramount Theater.
Schools out for spring break! Head to the Paramount for special weekday Matinee Movie times. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 youth.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 4, Thursday
DISNEY'S CARS [G]
The Paramount Theater.
School's out for Spring Break! Head to the Paramount for this Monday Movie Matinee. The Paramount Theater.  11am.  $7 adult, $5 youth.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
April 4, Thursday
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. 
 

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