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Every Wednesday unless other posted
BABIES TOGETHER CLASSES
The Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs.
Babies Together is a 6 week class for parents and caregivers who have precrawling babies. Includes: Reading your baby's cues, facilitated movement, baby massage and lullabies, Songs, interactive play, lullabies, playing with the senses, attachment and the science of parenting, The importance of tummy time, Why activation and rest cycles are important and how to observe them in your baby, also known as the birth sequence and the cycle of satisfaction. 1710 Allied St. Suite 20B.  11:30am.  $Fee: $10 drop in, Purchase a card of 6 classes for $45.  Contact: Kate White.  Email: katercst@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-2002. 
 
Ongoing
INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT-YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Arc of the Piedmont.
Learn how to encourage your child's development and growth through play. For children with developmental delays or risk of developing delays. $free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 3.  Contact: Infant development project.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4003. 
 
NURSING MOTHER'S SUPPORT GROUP
Meet with a lactation consultant, get questions answered, weigh your baby, and get support from other moms. Bend Yoga.  12:30-1:30pm Fridays.  $free.  Email: mybbblc@gmail.com.
 
Ongoing session, proration available
PARENT/CHILD CLASS FOR BABIES AGES 4 - 10 MONTHS!
The Little Gym, Charlottesville.
Come try one of our "Bugs" classes and start working on all of the tools that they need to grow and be successful! Stretch and play in a safe, warm, nurturing environment, while giving your baby the opportunity to play with mom/dad/nanny/grandparents and the adults get to hang out with like-minded new friends! The Little Gym, 907 Gardens Blvd Charlottesville,VA 22901.  Directions: Behind Pier 1 Imports Rt. 29 North.  Tuesdays, 5:30pm or Thursdays, 11:30am.  $prorated.  Special Needs Accommodation: please call to reserve vist spot  Contact: The Little Gym.  Email: tlgchva@earthlink.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-5437. 
 
PARENT/CHILD CLASSES AT THE LITTLE GYM
Fun aerobics, stretching, tumbling, games, bubbles and more for ages infant-3 years. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-5437. 
 
Ongoing, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
WELCOME TO MOTHERHOOD
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Share the ups and downs of this challenging time. Plan to bring your baby and relax with new friends who understand what being a new mother is really all about. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  10:30am to 12pm.  $free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-7009. 
 
February 12, Tuesday
SIBLING CLASS
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Letting children know what to expect from a new family member can help them adjust. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the hospital, learn how to hold the baby and what it means to be a big brother or big sister. Helpful information for parents is also given. Martha Jefferson Hospital.  Directions: 500 Martha Jefferson Drive.  Recommended for ages 4 to 7.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
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EXERCISE CLASSES
Great health clubs and exercise classes abound, from yoga to water aerobics. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive listings of health clubs for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Sundays
PINTS AND POSES
Random Row.
A light Hatha yoga class from certified yoga instructor Shannon followed by a pint of beer, kombucha or col-brewed coffee. Random Row Brewing Co.  Directions: 608 Preston Ave.  10:45-11:45am.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8466. 
 
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August 11, Saturday
RESPECTFUL PARENT INFANT BASICS
Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.
This class is for families who are just beginning their journey into respectful parenting and will review the basics of attachment, brain development and the parents role in a respectful model. This is a great class for parents who are expecting their first child or trying to co-parent and set strategy together. Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.  9-11am.  $20 person/$35 couple, $10 per child (childcare).  Contact: Sara Andrew.  Email: sara@ourneighborhoodcdc.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-8639. 
 
4th Monday of every month
BIRTH CIRCLE COMMUNITY NIGHT
Birth Circle.
New and expectant parents gather for an informal discussion of pregnancy, birth, and all aspects of parenthood. Community Night provides a welcoming space for partners, spouses, friends, and relatives to enjoy the community that Birth Circle regularly creates and nurtures among moms and moms-to-be. Sugar Snap Consignment.  Directions: 480 Shoppers World Court - six doors down from Whole Foods in the corner of the shopping center.  7pm.  $FREE.  Contact: Sugar Snap.  Email: sugarsnap@me.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-0736. 
 
FREE PARENT SEMINAR FOR DRIVER EDUCATION
Albemarle County Public Schools.
The seminar is a requirement for families with students pursuing a driver's license. Any student registering for behind-the-wheel training must provide the certificate of attendance for the Parent Seminar to participate. Register online at http://www.opendoors1.org/ Albemarle, Western, and Monticello High Schools.  7-9pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-9450. 
 
Last Thursday of every Month
NEWBORN CARE BASICS
UVA Ob/Gyn.
Learn how to take care of your little one. Learn sleeping and eating patterns, the importance of attachment and how to calm a fussy baby. Baby care basics such as baths, diaper changing, and when to call the doctor reviewed as well. November class will occur on Nov. 17 due to Thanksgiving. University of Virginia Hospital.  6:30-8:30pm.  $15 (includes take home materials).  All ages welcome.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: prenatal classes@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-9920. 
 
Third Thursdays
NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.
Anyone interested in getting practice with non-violent communication can join Our Neighborhood's "Non-violent Communication (NVC) Practice" sessions. A facilitated session that supports the developing skills through practice exercises and exploration of personal communication challenges is offered free of charge. Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.  Directions: 2110 Ivy Road.  7-8:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Jennifer Slack.  Email: support@ourneighborhood.community. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-8639. 
 
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month
OUT OF THE BLUES - A POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP
Senatara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Are you a new mom? Are you feeling anxious, sad, or irritable? Motherhood is challenging, both physically and emotionally. Even if this is not your first baby, sometimes, the work of caring for your family can be overwhelming and bring unexpected stress, worry, and sadness. Come if you need a place to talk. No RSVP required. Feel free to bring your baby and connect with others who may be experiencing similar challenges. Groups are facilitated by moms who have experienced Postpartum Depression/Anxiety. Gather local resources for further support as needed. This group is affiliated with Postpartum Support Virginia. 595 Martha Jefferson Drive, 3rd Floor, Community Education Room.  10:30am-12pm.  $Free .  Special Needs Accommodation: All Moms and Babies under 1 y.o. welcome  Contact: Laura Salvatierra.  Email: lesalvat@sentara.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-654-4415. 
 
Ongoing
PEDIATRIC & INFANT CPR
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
This course consists of lectures and practice on mannequins which offers the opportunity to become trained in Infant & Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The course will include pediatric safety, foreign body airway obstruction and causes of pulmonary and cardiac arrest in children. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  $call for fee and times.  Email: info@mjh.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-7009. 
 
Third Tuesday of every month EXCEPT June, July, August and December
TUNE IN: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD
HiYH and Coaching Cville.
Tune In is a parent-run support group for caregivers and parents of children and youth with ADD/ADHD. We will share resources and provide support, conversation, and camaraderie. Meetings alternate between an open discussion format and presentations/forums with local professionals in the field. Topics may include parenting strategies, summer planning ideas, classroom accommodations, managing transitions and other challenges, peer relationships, family dynamics, etc. Fontana Neighborhood Clubhouse.  Directions: Fontana Court.  7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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1st and 3rd Sundays
BABY AND ME: A CLASS FOR BIG BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Letting children know what to expect from a new family member can help them adjust. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the hospital, learn how to hold the baby and what it means to be a big brother or big sister. Helpful information for parents is also given. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  3-4pm.  $free.  Email: info@mjh.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-7009. 
 
First Saturday of every month
BASICS IN BABY CARE
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Being comfortable with the details of caring for a baby can give you an extra measure of confidence. This class is designed to prepare you for the care of your newborn. It includes bathing, feeding, infant stimulation and safety. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  9-10am.  $30.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
Third Mondays
BIRTH CIRCLE
Birth Matters Virginia.
Monthly gathering for women. Share birth stories and discuss questions and concerns surrounding pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Bend Yoga.  7:15-9:15pm.  $Free.  Contact: April Wang.  Email: bmva.charlottesville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-2499. 
 
Fourth Saturday of every month
BREASTFEEDING BASICS
UVA Health System.
A Lactation Consultant will help you prepare for a good start and provide support and information for a great breastfeeding experience. Fee includes a book to take home: "Breastfeeding 101." University Hospital.  Directions: 8th Floor/Women's Place Classroom, 8410.  10am to 12pm.  $15.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-9920. 
 
Tuesdays
HOSPITAL TOUR FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
For those considering or planning to deliver at Martha Jefferson Hospital, this tour will help prepare you for the hospital experience by introducing you to the Family Centered Maternity Care Unit, which includes the birthing area, nursery and postpartum rooms. Martha Jefferson Hospital.  6pm & 7pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
Final Tuesdays
MEET THE MIDWIVES
Winding River Birth Center.
Come and meet the midwives of the Winding River Birth Center. Tour the birth center and ask any questions about out-of-hospital birth. The first of these events takes place July 25. Winding River Birth Center.  7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: doulanichole@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 533-0543. 
 
PARENTCARE E-MAIL SERVICE
UVA Women's Place.
ParentCare e-mail service offers weekly e-mails that follow the months through pregnancy and the first year of baby's life. Fun, free and full of great information. $Free.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-9920. 
 
Ongoing
PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Prepare yourself and your support person for the birth of your baby. This series of classes includes the following topics: understanding and managing the different stages of labor through relaxation, labor positions and breathing techniques; medication options; and Caesarean birth. Class space is limited, register early in your pregnancy! Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  6 week series includes Baby Basics and tour. Call to schedule..  $120/6 wk. series.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
Third Saturday of every month
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH QUICK CLASS
UVA Health System.
This one day class will help you understand stages of labor,and discuss relaxation techniques and other coping skills. Includes information about interventions and postpartum care. A tour of labor and delivery is included. University Hospital.  9am-4pm.  $50.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-3678. 
 
Tuesdays
PREPARING FOR BIRTH AND BABY
UVA Health System.
This five part series will cover all you need to know about the labor process, relaxation techniques, options for pain relief and hospital policies. We will also discuss how to work with your health care team to make the best birth experience for you. Basics in baby care and typical newborn behavior is covered in the third class of the series by a Nursery nurse. It is a comprehensive class that will help you gain confidence for the birth of your baby and starting out your new family. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  $60.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-3678. 
 
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PARENTING NETWORK OF CHARLOTTESVILLE (PNOC)
Parenting Network of Charlottesville.
PNOC: Parenting Network of Charlottesville, serves parents with children of all ages in the greater Charlottesville area as a networking and discussion forum. PNOC is a place to exchange ideas and information, and to network about activities and resources. All topics related to parenting are open for discussion. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
ALBEMARLE COUNTY SPECIAL-NEEDS-KIDS PARENTS' GROUP
A Brownsville parent has created a forum for parents/caregivers of special-needs students in ACPS, in order to share resources, support each other, keep informed about county initiatives, and to work together to better advocate for special-needs children. Please email for an invitation. Contact: Cherie Salerno.  Email: cheriesalerno@yahoo.com. For more info call: 243-2219. 
 
Second Wednesday of the month
CHARLOTTESVILLE REGION AUTISM ACTION GROUP
Charlottesville Region Autism Action Group.
Commonwealth Autism Service has recently partnered with local agencies, schools and family members in the Charlottesville Region to initiate the Charlottesville Region Autism Action Group (CRAAG). Developed to help maximize "value added" autism services by bringing together local stakeholders, Autism Action Groups consist of members from local communities who have a desire to actively and collaboratively work toward providing quality services and resources for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The CRAAG supports all communities served by the Region 10 Community Services Board. Group participants include self-advocates, family members, educators, private and public service providers, and other concerned individuals. Region Ten Conference Room.  Directions: 504 Old Lynchburg Road.  10am-12pm.  Email: craag1@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-736-9040. 
 
CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER'S IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Do you have a child with Asperger's in Elementary school? If so, come join a support group to meet other parents of children that have Asperger's and are elementary aged in the public school system. Call for dates and location. Contact: Heather.  Email: hlbayers@gmail.com. For more info call: 973-5652. 
 
Tuesdays
EXPECTANT MAMAS CAFE
Month 10 Postpartum Doulas.
Pregnant? New parent or caregiver? Have questions about your growing family? Want to connect with other new parents? If so, come meet with the postpartum doulas from Month 10. They will answer any questions, listen to stories and be a part of your growing family's support system. The postpartum doulas are able to help with such topics as newborn care, mother care, sibling/father transition, infant feeding, calming and comforting your baby, sleep and more. Cville Coffee.  Directions: 1301 Harris St.  12:30-1:30pm Tuesdays.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Month 10 Doulas.  Email: month10doulas@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 910-322-4169. 
 
FAMILIES UNITED THROUGH ADOPTION
Offering a full range of information and support for families interested in adoption. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 923-8253. 
 
First Tuesday of the month
FOSTERING ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Adoptive Family Preservation.
A monthly adoption support group that is an opportunity for adoptive parents to share their stories, seek advice, resources, support and laughs with a been-there-done-that group. On-site childcare is offered with RSVP. Aldersgate United Methodist Church .  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  6-8pm.  Contact: Maureen Oswald, Adoptive Parent Liaison.  Email: luvadopt@aol.com. Reservations are required.  For more info call: 973-2981. 
 
HOMESCHOOLING GROUPS
There are many wonderful homeschool groups in our community. Click here to see a complete listing. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Monday & Second Wednesday of the month
LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETINGS
La Leche League of Charlottesville offers mother-to-mother support, education and encouragement for breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be. LLL holds FREE monthly breastfeeding support meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and the 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The atmosphere is casual, moms bring their babies or come on their own, there are toys for toddlers to play with at the morning meeting, and you will be able to tend to your baby or child's needs. http://lllcville.blogspot.com/ Bend Yoga on Mondays; Westminster Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays.  7pm Monday; 10-11am Wednesday.  $free.  Contact: Sarah Bedford.  Email: sarahebedford@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-1863. 
 
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month
OUT OF THE BLUES - A POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP
Senatara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Are you a new mom? Are you feeling anxious, sad, or irritable? Motherhood is challenging, both physically and emotionally. Even if this is not your first baby, sometimes, the work of caring for your family can be overwhelming and bring unexpected stress, worry, and sadness. Come if you need a place to talk. No RSVP required. Feel free to bring your baby and connect with others who may be experiencing similar challenges. Groups are facilitated by moms who have experienced Postpartum Depression/Anxiety. Gather local resources for further support as needed. This group is affiliated with Postpartum Support Virginia. 595 Martha Jefferson Drive, 3rd Floor, Community Education Room.  10:30am-12pm.  $Free .  Special Needs Accommodation: All Moms and Babies under 1 y.o. welcome  Contact: Laura Salvatierra.  Email: lesalvat@sentara.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-654-4415. 
 
monthly, see schedule for details
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Albemarle County School District.
Provides advice concerning unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities and assists in the formulation and development of long-range plans for these children. Any parent may attend committee meetings. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: Room 320, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville.  7-9pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: albemarleseac@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-6442. 
 
SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
This group is for parents, family members, friends, loved ones, and professionals of kids with special needs in the Charlottesville and surrounding areas. The group welcomes all who are interested in networking with other parents for information, resources, and those who wish to support other families with children who have special needs. Albemarle, Fluvanna, Green, Louisa, Nelson, Augusta, Orange, Madison, and other surrounding counties are all welcome. Go to facebook.com, then search on SpecialNeedsKidsOfCharlottesville.
 
fourth Tuesday of the month
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
Piedmont Chapter of The Compassionate Friends.
A voluntary self-help support group for families who have experienced the death of a child. Meetings include sharing as well as guest speakers. Not affiliated with any particular religion or political organization. The Church of Our Saviour.  Directions: 1165 East Rio Road, Charlottesville.  7pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ginny Smith.  Email: ginnysmith1@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-8844. 
 
Second Tuesday of every month
TUNE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Tune in Charlottesville.
A new parent-run support group is forming for caregivers and parents of children and youth with ADD/ADHD. This is an opportunity to meet and share experiences with people who understand and have been there. We will share resources and provide support, conversation, and camaraderie. The Women's Initiative.  Directions: 1007 East High Street.  7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Mondays
ZERO TO ONE DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUP
Bend Yoga, The Women's Initiative.
This new drop-in support group is for parents who would like to connect with other parents at the same stage of life. Receive professional guidance and support, and learn ways to get in tune with yourself and your baby through mindfulness and interactive play. Bend Yoga.  11am-12pm.  $10, coupons available based on financial need through The Women's Initiative (call 872-0047).  Email: kelly@bendyoga.com.
 
Fourth Thursday of every month
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
Piedmont Chapter of The Compassionate Friends.
A voluntary self-help support group for families who have experienced the death of a child. Meetings include sharing as well as guest speakers. Not affiliated with any particular religion or political organization. The Church of Our Saviour.  Directions: 1165 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA.  7pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Email: ginnysmith1@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-8844. 
 
REMEMBERANCE THURSDAYS- PERINATAL AND INFANT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
UVA Health System.
We welcome you to join us for rememberance and support ongoing- every 1st Thursday of the month light refreshments and free parking provided UVA Children's Hospital Battle Building- 1204 West Main St. 3rd floor ,UVA Children's Hospital Battle Building- 1204 West Main St. 3rd floor .  7- 8:30 p.m..  $free.  Contact: Joy Miller.  Email: jrg7c@virginia.edu. For more info call: 434-243-2617. 
 
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July 27, Friday
DATE NIGHT DROP-OFF: THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE
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; explore gravity, friction, and trajectory using rocket blasters, gravity splats, and astronaut drops; and make their own astronaut food to eat under the stars. Virginia Discovery Museum.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Varies.  Recommended for ages 3 to 10.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
KIDSITTING
Need some time off to catch up on some errands or go out to dinner? Do you have a plan for when the kids are off from school? A few businesses around town offer extra special child care/recreation programs for just such occasions. All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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August 12, Sunday
SOLAR POWER SEMINAR
DuCard Vineyards.
Sigora Solar, the leading solar power installer in Virginia, will give a presentation about the benefits and costs of going solar - while drinking a complimentary glass of DuCard wine, of course. RSVP, please. DuCard Vineyards.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
Select Saturdays
LOOKING INWARD MEDITATIVE ART TOUR
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Experience the restorative power of art - join docent June Heintz for an hour exploration of art through a variety of meditative practices. Reservations required. The Fralin Museum of Art.  11am.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
Sundays
RADIO TALK SHOW - EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH - ON WVAX 1450AM
Holistic Pediatrics & Prax Chiropractic.
Join Doctors Brian and Jennifer Prax along with Dr. Eric Rydland on Sundays at 8:30am for "Exploring Options for Children's Health." Each week a new topic relating to Children's Health will be discussed. Local Radio on WVAX 1450 AM.  8:30 to 9am.  $free.  Contact: Jennifer Prax.  Email: info@chiroprax.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-5433. 
 
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2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month ongoing
BUMBLEBEES AND BUTTERFLIES PLAYGROUP
Stanardsville United Methodist Church.
A time for children ages 0-Pre-K to play, have story time, crafts and music in a Christian environment while moms have time to gather and share. some field trips and moms' nights out included at various times. Stanardsville United Methodist Church.  Directions: 29 north, turn left on 33. Turn right on 33 buisness and turn left onto Ford avenue. Church is located on Court street..  10 am unless otherwise noted.  $free.  Contact: Julie Nitzsche.  Email: jan2e@virginia.edu. For more info call: 990-8375. 
 
Every first Sunday of the month
ELA NA PAIXOUME! THE GREEK READING AND PLAYGROUP
This group meets every first Sunday of the month. Parents take turns reading books in modern Greek, and play traditional games and hang out! Prior exposure to Greek language helpful (there is no language instruction). The current group focuses on ages 3-7. 3-4pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 7.  Contact: N Hild.  Email: n@hild.org. Reservations are required.  For more info call: N/A. 
 
FLUVANNA MOTHER'S GROUP
Fluvanna Mother's Group is an organization that offers an open playgroup for children up to age 6 and their caregivers - moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. It provides an indoor play area for the children and an opportunity for caregivers to socialize. A variety of toys, including tumbling mats, tricycles, train sets, and blocks are available. Special events occur throughout the season, including an Easter egg hunt and an end-of-the year cookout. Carysbrook Gym.  Directions: From Charlottesville, take 64 east to exit 136, make a right off the exit onto James Madison Hwy. Located approximately 15 miles on the left near softball fields.  $free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 6.  Contact: Bridgett Respess.  Email: vakidgroup@yahoo.com. For more info call: 804-375-3356. 
 
Ongoing, Wednesdays
GERMAN PLAYGROUP
Instructor is a native speaker with extensive experience teaching young children. The kids learn through fun activities such as games, crafts, and songs. Call for location and times.  $free.  Recommended for ages 4 to 7.  Contact: Monique VanLandingham or Wendi Rushmann.  Email: moniquevanl@hotmail.com. Reservations are required.  For more info call: 295-4027. 
 
Ongoing
MOMS CLUB OF CHARLOTTESVILLE - NORTH
The MOMS Club of Charlottesville-North is a nonprofit group that offers activities and support to stay-at-home moms and moms with a flexible work schedule. Please contact one of the membership people for a calendar of daily activities, including monthly meetings, speakers, playgroups, park days, crafts, outings, MOM's nights out, service projects to benefit children in need, and much more. All moms are welcome! Meets weekly, contact for day and time.  Email: cvillemoms4you@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Thursdays
PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
University Baptist Church.
Parents of kids 5 and under are welcome to this free playgroup that features playtime, art, music and snack. During the school year, the group also features a free "Parent's Morning Out" on the second Thursday of every month. University Baptist Church.  Directions: 1223 West Main Street.  9:30-11:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Contact: Will Brown.  Email: wbrown@universitybaptist.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-5106. 
 
READYSTEPS EARLY LEARNING PLAYGROUPS
ReadyKids.
Encourages parents as a child's first and best teacher through early learning playgroups within their home community. Each week, you can explore all of the many toys ReadyKids has to offer: baby toys galore, shape sorters, puzzles, blocks, trains, scooters and more! Greenstone on 5th, Agnor Hurt, Friendship Court, Southwood, Westhaven Neighborhoods.  Dates & Times vary; call for information.  $free.  Contact: Shannon Banks.  Email: sbanks@readykidscville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4118 ext. 238. 
 
STUDENTS WITH CHILDREN
Students With Children.
Network with other parents who are also attending the University of Virginia. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Call for location and times. Call for location and times.  Email: studentswithchildren@virginia.edu.
 
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July 15, Sunday
MOUNTAINTOP MASTERWORKS I: BERNSTEIN & BEETHOVEN
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Beethoven's "Eroica" has been called "the greatest leap ever made in the history of arts and letters." Find out why this piece stirs the soul, and explore the unique Facsimile of ballet music by another groundbreaking composer: Leonard Bernstein. Featuring solos by three of Festival Artists. Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort.  3-5pm Sunday.  $42 per person, under 18 free.  Email: info@wintergreenperformingarts.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0541. 
 
July 22, Sunday
FRENCH CREPES AT DELFOSSE
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Take in the view while enjoying a selection of freshly made chef-prepared sweet or savory crepes paired with salad and your favorite Delfosse wine. Please make a reservation for groups of 5 or more. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.  11am-2pm.  Email: kyle@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
July 22, Sunday
HEIFETZ INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INSTITUTE CONCERT
The Wayne Theatre.
The Heifetz International Music Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world, will come to Waynesboro on their tour. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  3pm.  $17 adults, $10 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
July 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday
MOUNTAINTOP MASTERWORKS II: MEI-ANN CHEN CONDUCTS APPALACHIAN SPRING
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Conductor Mei-Ann Chen is back to celebrate the connection between folk and classical in this concert. Featuring the group's most requested piece: Aaron Copland's effervescent Appalachian Spring. Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort.  7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday.  $42 per person, under 18 free.  Email: info@wintergreenperformingart.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0541. 
 
July 22, Sunday
MUSIC IN UNUSUAL PLACES: RAVEN'S ROOST STRING TRIO
Wintergreen Performing Arts / Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Enjoy a cup of Trager Brothers Coffee under the maples at RVCC while listening to students from the Summer Music Festival Academy. 1pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 27, Friday
AN EVENING WITH CLAIRE LYNCH
The Front Porch.
Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $22-25.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-242-7012. 
 
July 27, Friday
THE QUEBE SISTERS
The Wayne Theatre.
The Texas-based fiddle and vocal trio has performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and many more, in addition to headlining their own shows. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7:30pm.  $20 advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
July 27 & 28, 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 springtime. 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.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-526-1806. 
 
July 28, Saturday
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AT PRINCE MICHEL
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery.
Interested teams of two can sign up for a chance to win $50. Must be over 21. Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, Leon.  1pm.  Email: psamuel@princemichel.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 13-29
CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
Live Arts.
Come see the Live Arts Teen Theater Ensemble Production based on the John Waters film. Live Arts Founders Theater.  Directions: 123 East Water Street.  Email: tracie@livearts.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-4177. 
 
July 25-29, Thursday-Sunday
FLOYDFEST
Across-the-Way Productions.
A 4-day celebration of music and art in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring more than 50 performers, artisans and crafters, food offerings, local and regional wines and microbrews. FloydFest.  Directions: 894 Rock Castle Gorge Rd., Floyd.  $Varies.  Email: info@atwproductions.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-VA-FESTS. 
 
July 29, Sunday
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
The Wayne Theatre.
The 18-member world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will play many of the original arrangements along with some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. The Wayne Theatre.  7pm.  $40.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
Weekends in July
SWANNANOA PALACE OPEN HOUSE
Swannanoa Palace.
Swannanoa Palace, a $2 million 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.  Directions: 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton.  11:30am-5pm.  $8, 12 and under free (cash or check only).  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
August 1, Wednesday
AN EVENING WITH ALLIGATOR
The Jefferson Theater.
Come out to the Jerry Garcia Birthday Party. The Jefferson Theater.  8pm, doors open at 7pm.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
August 4, Saturday
BE BOLD 5K TRAIL
Corkscrew Racing and Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Mostly a grassy trail with short stints on gravel and pavement. Walker and fido-friendly and all-terrain strollers are welcome. Enjoy food and live music after. Bold Rock Cidery.  9am.  Email: info@corkscrewracing.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 4, Saturday
LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO AT DUCARD
DuCard Vineyards.
Live music by Bomar & Ritter. A great way to spend the weekend in the mountains with hiking nearby, wine, food, music and friends. Pets and picnics welcome. No cover. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan.  2-5pm.  $Free.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
June 2, July 7 & August 4
MUSIC IN THE BLUE RIDGE
Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Come enjoy amazing tunes, brews, and views with pop-up beer tastings, too. You can camp in the new Devils Backbone Camp. Showers, RV hookups, and glamping packages are now available. Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows.  Directions: 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland.  5-6pm beer tasting, gates open 4:30pm.  $15 advance, $20 at the gate, free for 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1001. 
 
August 4, Saturday
WOODSON'S MILL OPEN HOUSE
Woodson's Mill.
Come to this historic landmark that still stone-grinds its grains and produces natural flours and meals by hand. Woodson's Mill, Roseland.  10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-803-1794. 
 
August 5, Sunday
BLUE RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Blue Ridge Medical Center.
Show and Shine. No judging. All makes and models welcome. Register and be entered for prizes with proceeds going to the Rural Health Outreach Program. Free to the public. 4038 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington.  1-4pm.  $Free to public.  Email: bgowen@brmedical.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-4000. 
 
August 5, Sunday
NATIONAL SISTERS DAY AT HORTON
Horton Vineyards.
In honor of National Sisters Day bring your sister to Horton's for a wine tasting. When you purchase a tasting your sister will receive a complimentary tasting. Horton Vineyards.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7440. 
 
August 3-5, Friday-Sunday
SALES TAX HOLIDAY: SCHOOL SUPPLIES & CLOTHING
Purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 8 & 9, Wednesday-Thursday
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Shenandoah National Park.
Traveling Players Teen Ensemble presents Love's Labour's Lost. Skyland's Peak View Stage.  7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 10, Friday
NATALIE PRASS
The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.
With Sam Evian The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.  8:30pm, doors Open 6:30pm.  $15.  Email: information@thesoutherncville.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-5590. 
 
August 10-12, Friday-Sunday
3RD ANNUAL NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy guest presentations by astronomy experts, NPS Ranger Programs and viewing the captivating night skies Shenandoah National Park protects. Locations throughout Shenandoah National Park.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-847-1919. 
 
August 9-12, Thursday-Sunday
9TH ANNUAL RICHMOND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Maymont.
Join thousands of music lovers and enjoy the very best in cuisine during performance after performance of world-class music. Maymont Mansion.  11am-11pm.  $80-150.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-644-8515. 
 
August 12, Sunday
VIVIAN LEVA AND THE ONLIES
The Front Porch.
Traditional songs, guitar- and fiddle-driven music. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $12-15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-242-7012. 
 
August 14, Tuesday
TUESDAY TUNES WITH THE POLLOCKS
James Monroe's Highland/ The Front Porch.
James Monroe's Highland, in partnership with The Front Porch, hosts the 4th annual Tuesday Tunes, a three-part series of sunset concerts at the home of President James Monroe. Bring the family and a picnic for a concert at the home of James Monroe at sunset. Local food and alcohol vendors will also be on-site. James Monroe's Highland.  6-9pm.  $Free.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
August 15, Wednesday
VIRGINIA WORKFORCE JOB FAIR
JMRL - Northside.
Sit down 1-on-1 with more than 15 representatives from a variety of local employers. Prior to the fair, (at 1pm) come to a valuable workshop on job interviewing techniques. Ages 16+. Northside Library.  2-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
August 16, Thursday
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE
The Paramount Theater.
Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world's leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him. The Paramount Theater.  7pm, Doors open at 6pm.  $10.50-14.50.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
August 16, Thursday
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
Explore the exhibitions after hours and enjoy the best food, libations and music in Charlottesville. Featuring beer from Devil's Backbone Brewery, wine from Stone Mountain Vineyards, as well as Charlottesville's best food trucks. Live music by Adar. This event also features a Kids Zone with Australian-themed activities. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.  $Free.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-0234. 
 
August 16, Thursday
WHISKY DINNER AT SKYLAND
Shenandoah National Park.
Join the Executive Chef and Sous Chefs at Skyland for a four-course dinner paired with exceptional spirits from Copper Fox Distillery. Ages 21+. Skyland.  Directions: Mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive.  6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-847-1919. 
 
August 17, Friday
AFTER HOURS: BIG GAMES
JMRL- Central Library.
The Central Teen Advisory Board welcomes you to join us in competing with your friends by jumping inside some of your favorite childhood board games, jumbo-ified. JMRL - Central Library.  6-7:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
August 17, Friday
VEGETABLE FESTIVAL SQUARE DANCE
Grand Squares of Nelson.
Live square dance caller and refreshments in an air-conditioned facility. Alternating Plus and Mainstream, experienced square dancers welcomed. Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Afton.  7:30-10pm.  $Donations.  Email: grandsquaresofnelson@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-2470. 
 
August 18, Saturday
2ND ANNUAL HOOVER RIDGE HOPS FEST
Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.
Enjoy live music, local food vendors and craft beer tastings. Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  Directions: 158 Primary School Dr..  2-7:30pm.  $25 advance, $35 at the gate.  Email: events.mcparksrec@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 18, Saturday
BEAT THE HEAT PARTY
DuCard Vineyards.
Cool wines, mountain streams, shaded patios and water fun. And what better music to celebrate with than that of Tropical Attitudes and their Buffet style tropical rock and country music from 1-5pm. Food by Two Brothers Southwestern Grill. Lawn games and other fun stuff, and vineyard and winery tours. Also appearing will be renowned glass engraver Patty Sevre. DuCard Vineyards.  1-6pm.  $No Cover.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
August 18, Friday
HOPE'S LEGACY 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue.
Hope's Legacy is recognizing 10 years of saving equines in Virginia. with a party at the Barn at Turkey Ridge. The theme is Denim & Diamonds. Come for a fun night that includes heavy hors d'oeuvres from Harvest Moon, Silent Auction and Raffle, music and photo booth, and special guests: the rescue equines. Barn at Turkey Ridge.  6:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-989-2949. 
 
August 19, Sunday
CABERNET FRANC RESERVE FEAST
Barboursville Vineyards.
Enjoy a four-course feast paired with older vintages of Caberbernet Franc reserve prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford and Guest Chef Melissa Close-Hart from Junction Restaurant. Barboursville Vineyards.  1pm.  $110 per person, all inclusive.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7848. 
 
August 19, Sunday
COOKING CLASS WITH TERRE SISSON: SUMMER SUPPER
First Colony Winery.
Learn to prepare a delicious meal with professional Chef Terre Sisson of Charlottesville Wine & Culinary. Prepare and enjoy a three-course meal paired with First Colony wines. First Colony Winery.  Directions: 1650 Harris Creek Rd.  11am-2pm.  $68.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7105. 
 
August 5 & 19, Sundays
FRENCH CREPES AT DELFOSSE
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Take in the view as you enjoy freshly made sweet or savory crepes paired with salad and your favorite Delfosse wine. Please make a reservation for groups of 5 or more. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.  Directions: 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber.  11am-2pm.  Email: kyle@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
August 10-19
STAUNTON MUSIC FESTIVAL
This 10-day, European-style classical music festival features multiple concerts every day. More than 70 of the world's finest professional musicians  members of acclaimed ensembles like the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera  travel from around the globe to stage concerts that span 600 years of music. See site for details. $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24
FRIDAY SUMMER SUNSETS
Old House Vineyards.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle in with a glass of wine and a picnic and listen to live music and watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Old House Vineyards.  6-9pm.  Email: info@oldhousevineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-423-1032. 
 
June 16-August 25, Saturdays
25TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S FOUR MILER TRAINING PROGRAM
Charlottesville Track Club.
Come for 11 consecutive Saturdays of group training and talks by experts on a variety of women's health topics. Attend any or all sessions. Walkers and runners of any level are welcome. Lannigan Field.  7am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 16 & 25, Thursday & Saturday
TOUR THE PARAMOUNT THEATER
The Paramount Theater.
Learn about the theater's beginnings, discover the history and see the backstage. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. The Paramount Theater.  12pm & 5:30pm Thursday, 11am Saturday.  $Free.  Email: info@theparamount.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
Now-August 30, First and Third Thursdays
SUNSET MUSIC SERIES
Castle Hill Cider.
Enjoy live music, local food trucks, bocce ball, cornhole, disk golf and other lawn games, all surrounding the outdoor tasting room. Castle Hill Cider.  Directions: 6065 Turkey Sag Rd., Keswick.  5-8pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 4-August 31, Fridays
FRIDAY SUNSET SOIRÉE
Chisholm Vineyards.
Come hear live music and enjoy tasty food from a local food truck each Friday. Chisholm Vineyards, Tasting Room.  Directions: 1135 Clan Chisholm Lane, Earlysville.  6-9pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-8796. 
 
Fridays in July & August
STUDENT SCREENINGS AT LIGHT HOUSE STUDIOS
Light House Studio.
Enjoy a screening of student works. Each screening is followed by a Q&A with the students to learn more about the behind the scenes creative process. Popcorn is provided. Light House Studios.  2:30pm.  $Free.  Email: info@piedmonthousing.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
July-September, First Saturdays
SUNSET SATURDAYS
Afton Mountain Vineyards.
The first Saturday of the summer months enjoy live music with no cover charge and food from a local food truck. Rain or shine. Bring a blanket or chairs. Afton Mountain Vineyards.  6-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8667. 
 
May 12-September 8, Second Saturdays
BLM BULL & RODEO
Oakland Heights Farm.
A fun family-friendly atmosphere, including live music, mutton busting and ladies barrel racing. Make an evening of it with live music, vendors, and food concessions benefiting the Gordonsville Fire Department. Oakland Heights Farm, Gordonsville.  5:30pm gates open, 6pm music, 7:15 bull riding.  $15 adults, ages 3-13 $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Matt Lamb.  Email: oaklandheightsfarm@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-222-1824. 
 
April 27-September 8
FEATURED FARMER FRIDAYS
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards.
Each Friday, come to a mini farmersÂ’ market in the Tasting Room Veranda with local farmers to showcase and sell their products. Come every Friday to celebrate our local food and farmers. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, North Garden.  11am-5pm.  Email: info@pippinhillfarm.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-8063. 
 
June 9-September 8, Second Saturdays
STARRY NIGHTS AT VERITAS VINEYARD & WINERY
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Come spend a night on the lawn listening to great music under the stars. Bring a picnic and buy your favorite Veritas wines, or enjoy the buffet at a table (reservations required). Bring your family, friends, picnics, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night in the great outdoors. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  5pm gates open, 7-11pm band.  Email: tastingroom@veritaswines.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
April 28-November 24, Select Saturdays
RETURN TO THE ROOTS: LIVE MUSIC AT THE BARREL BARN
Bold Rock Cider.
Return to the Roots is a Saturday night outdoor event series featuring local live music and food trucks. Nellysford Barrel Barn, Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford.  4-9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1030. 
 
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. 
 
May 16-October 17, Third Wednesdays
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS
Keswick Vineyards.
"Wine down" with some great live music and wine on the third Wednesday of the month. A food truck will be onsite. Keswick Vineyards.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tasting Room.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-3341. 
 
June-October, Select Thursdays
DINNER & MUSIC & STARGAZING SERIES
The Market at Grelen.
Live local entertainment and food. After dinner and music, step outside (weather permitting) with the Charlottesville Astronomical Society to stargaze. Check website for specific dates and music acts. The Market at Grelen.  Directions: 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
April 28-October 27, Saturdays
LIVE MUSIC AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
Keswick Vineyards.
Enjoy live music and food trucks on select Saturdays through the end of October. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-3341. 
 
July 7-November 10, Select Saturdays
MUSIC ON THE PATIO
DuCard Vineyards.
Enjoy live music on the patio. Wine tastings and light fare available for purchase. DuCard Vineyards.  2-5pm.  $No cover.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
May 26-November 24, Saturdays
MINI CLASSES AT THE MARKET
The Market at Grelen/Shabby Love.
Come each Saturday for a mini class on a variety of subjects from Herbs in June to Holiday Plants in November. See site for details. The Market at Grelen.  10am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
First Sundays
BEER AND HYMNS AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
No preaching just singing and chatting over a pint. 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton.  6-9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
Second and Fourth Thursdays
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE
JMRL- Northside Library.
Is English your second language? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills with others who are also learning English? Join the conversation circle. Library staff will guide the conversation in an informal, no-pressure setting. Northside Library.  10:30-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
Ongoing
FREE SMOKE DETECTOR PROGRAM FOR CITY RESIDENTS
City of Charlottesville.
The Free Smoke Detector Program provides free smoke detector(s) for City of Charlottesville VA residents ONLY. This includes the smoke detector and the installation - all free of charge. Call the Fire Department's Neighborhood Safety Hotline 970-3245 or use the online email form. $FREE.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3245. 
 
Thursdays
FREE WEEKLY DANCE PRACTICE
Charlottesville Swing Dance Society.
Dance Students, do you need space, music and a partner to practice the dance moves you learned in swing class last month or last year? Come out and practice with your fellow students. No partner is needed. Beginner-Advanced dancers are all welcome. Murray High School.  7:30-9pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Sundays
GAMEDAY SUNDAYS
Blenheim Vineyards.
Every Sunday come play large Chickapig boards and more games outside on the patio or on the new deck. Blenheim Vineyards.  Email: info@blenheimvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-5366. 
 
Fourth Mondays (except December)
GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT
JMRL- Northside.
Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games played include classic standards and modern favorites. Each session features tutorials for a different game. Check site for specific details. Northside Library.  6:30-8:45pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
Tuesdays, early September through October
IVY CREEK GUIDE TRAINING
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Become a volunteer guide! Learn the trails and how to be a basic naturalist. Topics covered include mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, plants, birds and the history of River View Farm. This training class is offered each year, starting in early September and requires attendance Tuesday morning (9:30am-11:15 am) each week for 8 weeks, plus some observation training. Ivy Creek Natural Area, Education Center.  9:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 18 to 88.  Contact: Bruce Gatling-Austin.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
Sundays
SALSA SUNDAYS WITH THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SALSA CLUB
The Ante Room.
Introductory Salsa lesson from 8:30-9pm followed by classic and contemporary Latin music from 9pm-1am. The Ante Room.  8pm doors.  $5 ladies, $8 gentlemen.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8561. 
 
Thursdays
SKYLINE HARMONY CHORUS REHEARSALS
Skyline Harmony Chorus.
Skyline Harmony is a women's barbershop chorus. Experience the joy of singing 4-part harmony. Attend a rehearsal and get involved. High-schoolers welcome as well. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Rd.  6:45-9:30pm.  Contact: Joan Henderson.  Email: joanhenderson417@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 589-2146. 
 
Third Fridays
SQUARE AND CONTRA DANCING AT THE FRONT PORCH
The Front Porch / C-ville Hoedown.
Come for square and contra dancing with caller and local favorite Brian Hamshar, who will have beginners dancing in no time. No need to bring a partner. Wheelhouse plays lively celtic-inspired music served up by accordion, piano, flutes and pipes. Everyone is welcome. The Front Porch.  7:30pm beginner's workshop, 8-10pm dance.  $10 adults, $5 students, 12 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 806-7062. 
 
First and Third Tuesdays
STITCHES: A HANDCRAFT GROUP
JMRL - Northside Library.
Knitters, beaders, stitchers--come one, come all. Bring any project you're working on (or interested in learning) and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Drop-ins welcome! Northside Library.  1pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 8 to 108.  Contact: Lindsay Ideson.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
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. 
 
Wednesdays
VIRGINIA WINE WEDNESDAYS
Back 40 Restaurant.
Come each Wednesday for wine tastings of Virginia wines. A different vineyard or winemaker will be showcased each week. Back 40 Restaurant.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-8052. 
 
First and Third Mondays
WALTZ WHIRL
Greenwood Community Center.
Dance & practice to recorded music, no partner necessary, help available, no experience needed. Greenwood Community Center.  7-9pm.  $7-$10 donation.  Contact: Rick Martin.  For more info call: 434-823-6999. 
 
Every Wednesday
WINE WEDNESDAYS AT KING FAMILY VINEYARDS
King Family Vineyards.
Grab a glass of your favorite King Family Vineyards wine and enjoy local food as the sun sets behind the Blue Ridge Mountains. King Family Vineyards.  5-8pm.  Contact: Tiernan Boland.  Email: info@kingfamilyvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-7800. 
 
Final Thursdays
ZOËS KITCHEN BENEFIT NIGHT FOR THE CASPCA
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
Zoës Kitchen believes in making a difference in the community. On the last Thursday of every month, from 5-8pm, Zoës Kitchen will be donating 15% of each sale to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Barracks Rd Shopping Center, 973 Emmet St.  5-8pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ryan Willis.  Email: rwillis@caspca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5959. 
 

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