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September 26, Wednesday
ACT IT OUT
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Participate in theater games and other creative activities to act out a few fun stories. Ages 5-10. Required registration begins September 4. JMRL- Crozet Library.  3:30-4:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
September 26, Wednesday
HOME EDUCATORS' DAY AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Monticello welcomes the homeschool community. Students can explore a variety of Jeffersonian topics at indoor and outdoor hands-on activity stations, take a special guided tour of Monticello, roll hoops and play games on the West Lawn, hike our trails, and more. Reservations are strongly recommended. Monticello.  10am-4pm.  $15 adults advance, $20 adults, $6 students 5 and up, Free for children 4 and under.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9880. 
 
September 26, Wednesday
KEITH MCCURDY: "RAISING STURDY KIDS"
Regents School of Charlottesville.
Regents School presents a talk by Keith McCurdy on "Raising Sturdy Kids." Portico Church.  6:30-8:30pm.  $Free and open to public.  Email: admin@regents-school.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-0633. 
 
September 26, Wednesday
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: BRIAN SKERRY, OCEAN SOUL
Paramount Theater.
Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $19.75-29.75.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
May 3-September 27, Thursdays
THURSDAY EVENING SUNSET SERIES
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Enjoy dinner, live music, hayrides, and the best view of a sunset anywhere. It’s free admission. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, or come early for a picnic table. Carter Mountain Orchard.  5:30-9pm.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1833. 
 
September 28, Friday
18TH ANNUAL AMAZING MILE CHILDREN'S RUN
Amazement Square.
This fun run is the perfect way to encourage youth, ages 13 and under, to stay active. Participants will receive a t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. Amazement Square, Downtown Lynchburg.  6pm.  Recommended for ages 0 to 13.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-845-1888. 
 
September 28, Friday
9TH ANNUAL TEN MILER FAMILY FESTIVAL
Amazement Square and Rehab Associates of Central VA.
Following the Amazing Mile Children's Run, the public is invited to enjoy the family-friendly and free festival. Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  4:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
September 28, Friday
BRANDI CARLILE
Sprint Pavilion.
Brandi Carlile comes to Charlottesville to play a benefit concert for the Charlottesville Free Clinic. Sprint Pavilion.  $40-70.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
September 28, Friday
DATE NIGHT DROP-OFF
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Drop off the kids for an evening of adventure while you enjoy some time to yourselves. Kids enjoy a pizza dinner and plenty of playtime in the Museum. Virginia Discovery Museum, Downtown Mall.  5:30-8:30pm.  $25 per child .  Recommended for ages 3 to 10.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
September 28, Friday
THE VOCAL ILLUSIONS OF LYNN TREFZGER
The Wayne Theatre.
For more than 30 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters. She has performed for family audiences worldwide. Audiences are treated to Lynn's vocal illusion talents and may even see some audience members brought up for the action. Lynn's off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, no two shows are alike. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7pm.  $18 adults, $10 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
September 29, Saturday
16TH ANNUAL IN THE PINK TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The Women's Committee of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Central Virginia's favorite double's tennis fundraising event. All proceeds benefit Marianne's Room and the Cancer Resource Center at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Boar's Head Sports Club, Farmington, Forest Lakes, Glenmore or Keswick Hall.  9am-12pm.  $50 individual/$100 double team registration.  Contact: Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation.  Email: MJH_Foundation@Sentara.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-654-8258. 
 
September 29, Saturday
16TH ANNUAL IN THE PINK TENNIS TOURNAMENT'S KIDS IN PINK
The Women's Committee of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
The Women's Committee of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital will host a Kids In Pink clinic to raise funds to support Marianne's Room and patient services offered through the Cancer Resource Center. Kids In Pink, which includes clinic and match play time, is open to boys and girls ages 10-18. Boar's Head Sports Club.  9am-12pm.  $50 individual registration.  Recommended for ages 10 to 18.  Contact: Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation.  Email: MJH_Foundation@Sentara.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-654-8258. 
 
September 29, Saturday
1ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Brooks Family YMCA.
Bring your friends and neighbors for giveaways throughout the event, the chance to win a 6-monyth membership to the Y, a family Zumba class, family obstacle course and more. C-Ville Country 92.7 will be broadcasting live. Brooks Family YMCA.  10am-12pm.  $Free and open to public.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-974-9622. 
 
September 29, Saturday
21ST HARRISONBURG INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Harrisonburg International Festival.
A day of family fun that celebrates the many cultures that make up the Harrisonburg community featuring international foods, musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and intercultural learning opportunities. Downtown Harrisonburg.  12-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Handicapped Accessible  Email: internationalfestival@fairfieldcenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-434-0059x5. 
 
September 29, Saturday
7TH ANNUAL TOMTOBERFEST
Tom Tom Founders Festival.
Come out for a day-long celebration of Charlottesville creativity, innovation, and community filled with free concerts, games, craft beer, food trucks, and expos. IX Art Park.  12-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tommy.  Email: Tommy@tomtomfest.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-336-0022. 
 
September 29, Saturday,
8TH ANNUAL DARK SKIES BRIGHT KIDS STAR PARTY
Dark Skies Bright Kids.
There will be telescope observing, hands-on astronomy activities, planetarium shows, cider tastings, as well as The Sweet Tooth of Charlottesville. Rain or shine. Albermarle CiderWorks, North Garden.  6:30-10pm.  $Free and open to public.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: None  Contact: Sean Linden.  Email: dsbk@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 708-287-1748. 
 
September 29, Saturday
ANNUAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Featuring the Deer Creek Boys and three more bands to be announced. Come listen to local Bluegrass music and enjoy grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Fleetwood Community Center, Roseland.  2-9pm, doors open at 1pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-907-8113. 
 
September 29, Saturday
ANNUAL CHARLOTTESVILLE VEGAN ROOTS FEST
Vegan Roots Fest.
Come out to this family- and dog-friendly festival will include music and entertainment from local artists and great food, beer, wine and more. Experts will be on hand to talk about nutrition, menus and shopping. Grab a beer or wine and learn about all the ways veganism is for the animals, people and the planet. Washington Park.  12-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@cvillevegfest.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
September 28 & 29, Friday & Saturday
BARRELS, BOTTLES AND CASKS TOUR
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
Explore Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest on a special tasting tour. Barrels, Bottles & Casks popular tasting tours focus on the beverages and spirits consumed by Jefferson and the enslaved residents of Poplar Forest in the crisp fall months. Tours begin in Jefferson's "modern" kitchen and progress through the house, with stops along the way to sample beverages and learn about the culinary trends of his time. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  6pm & 7pm.  $25.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-526-1806. 
 
September 29, Saturday
COYNER SPRINGS KITE FLY
Waynesboro Parks and Recreation.
Grab your kite and enjoy professional kite-flying performances, pony and old-fashioned hay rides, pumpkin and kite decorating, Apple Slingin' Contest, art tent and more. If you don't have a kite, not to worry, over 300 kites will be given away. Coyner Springs Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks and Recreation.  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
September 29, Saturday
FIRE BELL IN THE NIGHT
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
This new tour features a series of original vignettes performed in and around Thomas Jefferson's retreat house by historic actors and interpreters. The program explores Jefferson's anxiety regarding the Missouri Compromise, and tells of the reactions of his enslaved butler, and others in the enslaved community. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  6-8:30pm.  $25.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-525-1806. 
 
September 29, Saturday
FLOW: THE RIVANNA RIVER FESTIVAL
Chroma Projects / Rivanna Conservation Alliance.
A celebration of art, music, song and dance inspired by the Rivanna River. It begins at 10am with the FLOWtilla Spontaneous Art Boat Parade. Musical and dance performances along the banks between 11am and 3pm. Artists will exhibit their work on the banks starting at 11am. Plein Aire painters will be along the banks at Riverview Park. Darden Towe Park, Riverview Park.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-9667. 
 
September 29, Saturday
HOOP DREAMS 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
A fundraiser for RVCC to support basketball court improvements. Basketball tournament will be 4 flights: Youth (11-14), Young Adult (15-18), Adult (19-45) and Senior (46+). Food and drinks and trophies to the winners of each flight. Rockfish Valley Community Center.  10am-4pm.  $100 per team.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0100. 
 
April 28-September 29, Saturdays
MADISON FARMERS' MARKET
Madison Farmers' Market.
Come to the Farmers Market to shop, eat and browse. Madison County Volunteer Fire Company.  8am-12pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 29, Saturday,
OMNY TAIKO JAPANESE DRUMMING ENSEMBLE
PVCC.
Each performance is a dynamic display of the sheer power of the art form, with deeply resonant and thunderous drumming on large wooden drums accompanied by tightly choreographed movements that are as much a joyous expression of pure athleticism as they are musical entertainment. PVCC V. Earl Dickinson Building.  7:30-9pm.  $12, $10 seniors/students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-5376. 
 
September 29, 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.  $18.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
September 29, Saturday,
THE ROAD TO COLLEGE: A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
JMRL / Renaissance School.
This is a workshop specifically for middle school parents as they prepare their students for success in high school, and ultimately, success in getting accepted to the college of their choice. The workshop, The Road to College: A Workshop for Parents, is open to all parents of students who may be new to the process of college counseling in high school. Northside Library.  10:30am.  $Free and open to public.  Contact: Richelle Claiborne.  Email: rclaiborne@renaissanceschool.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-1952. 
 
September 29, Saturday
TOMTOBERFEST COMMUNITY MIXER
Tom Tom Founders Festival.
Over 60 local groups giving back to Charlottesville will share their missions and projects to strengthen relationships and build partnerships with individuals and businesses alike. IX Art Park.  12-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May-September, Saturdays
ALBEMARLE FARMERS MARKET
New farmers market at Hollymead Town Center. Hollymead Town Center.  8:30am-1pm.  Contact: Alisa Wildman.  Email: albemarlemarket@gmail.com. For more info call: 434-531-2733. 
 
September 29 & 30, Saturday & Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE SYMPHONY SIBELIUS'S SECOND
Charlottesville Symphony.
Music Director Benjamin Rous opens the orchestras 44th season with Sibeliuss majestic Second Symphony. Beloved for its optimistic tone and triumphant finale, it remains the composers most popular symphony. Its paired with Thea Musgraves mystical Song of the Enchanter, written to commemorate Sibeliuss 125th birthday, and a rarely performed gem: York Bowens grandly romantic Viola Concerto of 1907. Old Cabell Hall Saturday; MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Sunday.  8pm Saturday, 3:30pm Sunday.  $Varies.  Contact: UVA McIntire Department of Music.  Email: artsboxoffice@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3376. 
 
September 30, Sunday
DOG FEST
The Animal Connection.
Over 50 Booths featuring pet-related and pet-friendly businesses. Costume contest. Adopt a rescue dog. Live music by "The Pollocks" and a special collaboration "Big Dawg Blonde Ale" by Three Notch'd Brewery. IX Art Park.  12-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: phboden@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-825-7082. 
 
September 30, Sunday
DOGFEST
IX Art Park / Animal Connections.
Over 50 Booths featuring pet related and pet friendly businesses. Costume contest. Adopt a rescue dog. and, new this year, a special dance party featuring "The Gladstones" and a special collaboration "Big Dawg Blonde Ale" by Three Notch'd Brewery. IX Art Park.  12-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 28-30, Friday-Saturday
FALL HARVEST WEEKEND
Misty Mountain Camp Resort.
Beans and cornbread dinner cooked over an open fire. Come enjoy the scenery of The Blue Ridge and the changing colors of fall. There will be trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, wagon ride to pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, site decorating contest, air brush tattoos, movies, wagon rides, bonfire, karaoke, ice cream social and more. Sunday coffee and donuts. Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-647-8900. 
 
May 27-September 30, Select Sundays
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS CONCERT SERIES AT HUMPBACK ROCKS VISITOR CENTER
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Enjoy live music that highlights mountain music. Humpback Rocks Visitor Center.  Directions: Milepost 5.8 Blue Ridge Parkway.  2-4pm.  Email: humpback@friendsbrp.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-4716. 
 
June 3-September 30, Sundays
MUSIC ON THE DECK AT CARDINAL POINT
Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery.
Enjoy live music on the covered deck at the winery. No cost for admission. Check the website and Facebook page for updates on Food Truck visits. Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery.  Directions: 9423 Batesville Rd., Afton.  2-5pm.  $Free admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8400. 
 
September 28-30, Friday-Sunday
QUEEN CITY MISCHIEF & MAGIC: HARRY POTTER PARTY
Staunton Parks & Recreation.
Queen City Mischief & Magic is a homegrown fan event created for the local community to celebrate and grow appreciation for the Harry Potter books and film series. Downtown Staunton.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: bajastaunton@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-9988. 
 
September 4-5, 22-23 & 29-30, Saturdays & Sundays
SWANNANOA PALACE OPEN HOUSE
Swnnanoa Palace.
Swannanoa Palace, a $2 million, 52-room mansion built in 1912 by Major James Dooley and modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, is open to the public. The 4,000-piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley are sure to impress. Swannanoa Palace, Afton.  11:15am-5pm.  $$8 and Guided Tours $10 (last tour at 4pm). Children 12 and under free..  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
September 30, Sunday
UVA YOUTH ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLINIC
CUDO.
This clinic will focus on fundamentals of play: throwing skills, cutting skills and defensive skills. Then mix it up with representatives of UVA Men's and Women's Ultimate teams and CUDO Youth on each team and play utilizing the skills you've worked on. Madison Bowl, Charlottesville.  11am-1pm.  $Free ($5 suggested donation).  Recommended for ages 11 to 15.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 1, Monday
BLANK & THE THREE BEARS
JMRL- Central Library.
Bring your stuffed animals and help them join in this favorite fairy tale. Measure and find your favorite spots at this drop-in STEM program for all ages. 10am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
October 3, Wednesday
CATAPULT
The Wayne Theatre.
An America's Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7pm.  $23 adults, $12 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
October 4, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Charlottesville School District.
Come listen to the discussions, debates and decisions of the city school board. Charlottesville High School.  Directions: Booker T. Reaves Media Center.  5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2400. 
 
October 4, Thursday
MARTHA'S MARKET PREVIEW PARTY
The Women's Committee of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Be among the first to shop the collection of over 80 unique boutiques and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and live music while shopping for a great cause. Fifteen cents of every dollar spent at the Preview Party and Martha's Market supports women's healthcare at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. The Preview Party ticket price includes shopping passes for all three market days. John Paul Jones Arena.  $85 per person.  Contact: Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation.  Email: MJH_Foundation@Sentara.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-654-8258. 
 
October 4, Thursday
TECH ENCOUNTERS FOR CURIOUS KIDS
JMRL - Central Library.
Use engineering and creativity to make a paper flex tangle fidget toy or jumping frog. Each session features a different tech toy. Registration is recommended and begins September 4. Central Library.  Directions: 221 East Market Street.  4-5pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
October 5, Friday
CVILLE JR. IDOL 2018
The Black Box Players.
This years theme is the Greatest Showman. Venable Elementary School.  7pm.  Email: ticketsbbp@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 5, Friday
IT'S BIN FUN: SENSORY PLAY FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play which engages the senses. Things will get messy so dress appropriately. Ages 6-35 months. Registration requested starting Sept. 14. Drop-ins always welcome. Crozet Library.  10:30-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
October 5, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
CMoR Chesterfield.
The Children's Museum of Richmond welcomes children who have special needs and their families for an exclusive evening in the museum. Families can enjoy the exhibits with a reduced number of visitors and benefit from adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and lots of opportunity to learn and have fun. This event is recommended for children ages 15 and under. Children's Museum of Richmond - Chesterfield.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 15.  Contact: Lindsey Hale.  Email: education@c-mor.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7012. 
 
October 6, Saturday
12TH ANNUAL STEP UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME 5K & FAMILY FESTIVAL
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.
Celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome in Greater Richmond, Charlottesville and Central Virginia communities. Enjoy lots of free family activities, live music, a fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome, pumpkin patch, exhibit displays and more. All proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond. Dogs on leashes welcome. Acca Shrine Center, Richmond.  Directions: 1712 Bellevue Ave.  9am-1pm.  $Family Festival is Free; 5K admission varies.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Terri Lancaster.  Email: info@dsagr.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-447-4713. 
 
October 6, Saturday
13TH ANNUAL CLARK BUZZ-BY-BELMONT 5K
Clark Elementary School.
Join this family-friendly run/walk through the Belmont neighborhood. The race takes participants along a rolling course through the diverse neighborhoods that comprise the Clark Elementary School district. There will also be a free Kids Dash for elementary students (pre-K to 4th grade), which will start at 9:00 am on the Clark Elementary Field. The dash will be run by age group and contained to the Clark field. Fees range from pay-what-you-can donations for Clark Families to a $10 youth fee or $20 for adults 18-and-over for early registrations. Prices increase $5 after 9/15. Race t-shirts are guaranteed for all early registrations. Clark Elementary School.  8am-12pm.  $Varies.  Email: cheukb1@charlottesvilleschools.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-249-1951. 
 
October 6, Saturday
25TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Rockbridge Vineyard.
Come out for wine tasting, hayrides, grape stomping and live music. Bring the kids and lawn chairs. Lunch available for purchase. Rockbridge Vineyard, Rapine.  12-6pm.  $10 admission includes wine tasting, $3 non-tasters.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-377-6204. 
 
October 6, Saturday
9TH ANNUAL CROZET TRAILS CREW 5K
Crozet Trails Crew.
Come out on Saturday, October 6 to run, walk, or jog through woods, grassy fields, along streams, and over bridges. The Kids Fun Run is first, at 8 am, with the adult race beginning at 8:30 and award ceremony at 9:30am with lots of prizes, including bridge naming rights to the male and female first place finishers!.. Registration includes a race tee shirt plus admission to the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival immediately following. Claudius Crozet Park.  8am-12pm.  $20-$25.  All ages welcome.  Email: jessica@crozettrailscrew.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 6, Saturday
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: PHILOSOPHICAL & SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES
JMRL - Northside Library.
Paul Humphreys, UVA Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, and Worth Martin, UVA Associate Professor of Computer Science, address artificial intelligence from the viewpoint of their respective fields. Northside Library.  1-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
October 6, Saturday
DONUTS WITH DAD
JMRL - Central Library.
A delicious storytime designed especially for dads to share with their little dumplins. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served along with storytime fun. For dads, grandads, uncles or buddies (and, of course, moms). Central Library.  10:30am.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
May-October, Wednesdays
FARMERS IN THE PARK
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Charlottesville's first growers only market. Farm fresh veggies, fruit, baked goods, plants and much more. Opening day in 2018 is May 2. Meade Park.  Directions: Corner of Meade Avenue & Chesapeake Street.  3-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stephanie Maloy.  Email: maloy@charlottesville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-970-3371. 
 
October 6, Saturday
GUIDED PROPERTY WALK AT MONTPELIER
James Madison's Montpelier.
Enjoy an interpreter-led, two-hour trail walk on the 3.55 mile Montpelier Loop Trail, learning about Madison's role as an early environmentalist, managing Montpelier today, tree identification, the duPonts, and more. Dogs on leashes are welcome. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: Begins at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  9am-11am.  $5.  Contact: Christy Moriarty.  Email: cmoriarty@montpelier.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
October 6, Saturday
OKTOBERFEST
Frontier Culture Museum.
Bring the whole family to enjoy games on the German farm, traditional food, live dancing and live music. Adults can visit the Beer Garden in the Cochran Pavilion. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  12-7pm.  $12 adults, ages 6-12 $7, 6 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
October 6, Saturday
PAWS TO READ
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Abby or Lucy, a registered therapy animal with Therapy Dogs International who volunteers with her owner/handler MaryAnn. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and bring a favorite book to read. For any young reader. Registration is required. Crozet Library.  1-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
October 6, Saturday
SIBLING CLASS AT UVA HOSPITAL
UVA Health System.
A one-session class for children ages 2 to 10 who are expecting a new sibling. Interactive play teaches about life with a new baby in the home. A tour of a hospital room is included. UVA Hospital.  10am-11am.  Email: prenatalclasses@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-9920. 
 

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