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Fridays
50 NIFTY UNITED STATES
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Join in exploring what makes each state unique through fun facts and activities about its history, landscape and culture. Virginia Discovery Museum, Downtown Mall.  4-4:30pm.  $Free with admission.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
September 30, Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS HEIDI'S NIGHT
Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
For students in grades 4-12 and parents interested in astronomy. Participate in laser tours, classroom activities and night sky viewings. McCormick Observatory.  9-11pm.  Contact: Steve Layman.  Email: slayman2528@comcast.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 30, Friday
DATE NIGHT DROP-OFF: SUPERHEROES!
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Recharge your parental powers and drop off the kids for an evening of adventure while you enjoy some time to yourselves! Kids get a pizza dinner, enjoy plenty of free play and crafts and activities. Virginia Discovery Museum.  5:30pm.  $Varies.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
May-September, 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. Meade Park.  Directions: Corner of Mead 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: 970-3371. 
 
October 1, Saturday
11TH ANNUAL TOUCH A TRUCK
Junior League of Richmond.
The Junior League of Richmond presents its annual Touch a Truck event. Children can see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Richmond community. Vehicles on display include tractors, backhoes, emergency responders, tractor trailers, utility trucks, and helicopters. The event also features special performances, food trucks, face painting, bounce castles, games, and a raffle. Richmond International Raceway.  Directions: 602 E Laburnum Ave.  10am-3pm.  $5/ea or $15/four family tickets.  Contact: Liz Anderson.  Email: touchatruck@jlrichmond.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-250-5450. 
 
October 1, Saturday
2016 CHARLOTTESVILLE CURESEARCH WALK
Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Charlottesville area who have been affected by children's cancer. This special day will include prizes, music, food, and fun activities for the entire family! The Park at UVA 1015 Massie Rd.  9am registration, 10am-1pm.  $10 for ages 16 and up.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jennifer Murphy.  Email: jennifer.murphy@curesearch.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 240-235-2211. 
 
October 1, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL CENTRAL VIRGINIA STAR PARTY
Dark Skies, Bright Kids and the Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
Enjoy hands-on astronomy activities, planetarium shows, and observations of the night sky with a guided telescope. Night sky tours begin at sundown. Bring a picnic to enjoy under the stars! Albemarle CiderWorks.  6-10pm.  $Free.  Contact: Dark Skies, Bright Kids.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-7494. 
 
October 1, Saturday
APPLE AND PEAR TASTING AND FALL PANSY SALE
Saunders Brothers Market.
Last chance to stock up on fall pansies, posies and perennials! The Orchardist will share the orchard's bounty with you in a taste sampling with live music! Saunders Brothers Farm Market.  9am-5pm .  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5455. 
 
October 1, Saturday
BACKYARD BIRDING FOR KIDS
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.
With the arrival of fall we begin to think about feeding our feathered friends. The next club meeting of the Blue Ridge Young Birders Club will feature a presentation about feeding and identifying backyard birds. All youth between the ages of 7 and 18 and their parents are welcome! This meeting is preceded by the First Saturday Bird Walk which starts at 7:30 am. Education Building at Ivy Creek Natural Area.  9:30am meeting, 7:30am bird walk.  $free .  Recommended for ages 7 to 18.  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: info@blueridgeyoungbirders.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
October 1, Saturday
CHESS SATURDAY
JMRL- Central Library.
If you're a chess player or want to learn, stop by the Central Library for some instruction and simultaneous play hosted by the Playing ACES Chess Club. Popcorn will be served and prizes will be awarded to all participants. Space is limited. JMRL- Central Library.  2-2:30pm Grades K-3, 2:30-4pm Grades 4-8.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 x3. 
 
October 1, Saturday
FAMILY FUN DAY AT DUCARD VINEYARDS
DuCard Vineyards.
Games and special events for the kids! Live music and local food available for purchase too. No cover charge. DuCard Vineyards.  12-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
October 1, Saturday
GIRLS' GEEK DAYS
Sparking girls' interest in STEM in a fun, collaborative, hands-on environment. Girls learn new tech skills and connect to other STEM programs in the community. Open to all ages, girls in third grade or younger should plan to bring a guardian too. Registration is required and space is limited! Crozet Elementary School, Crozet.  TBA.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 1, Saturday
JOURNEYS FALL FAMILY DAY
Hospice of the Piedmont.
For families who have been affected by the death of a loved one, this camp offers activities and creative expression to encourage bonding and communication while memorializing their loved one. Camp Holiday Trails.  8:45am-4:30pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 817-6900. 
 
October 1, Saturday
MISS CHARLOTTESVILLE PAGEANT
Miss Charlottesville is a pageant for girls in the Charlottesville area. Contestants compete in formalwear, on-stage question, and photogenic. Winners take home a large prize package and will work within the community during their reign. The purpose of Miss Charlottesville is to encourage personal growth, build confidence, and promote good sportsmanship through healthy competition. Entry forms available on website. PVCC, V. Earl Dickinson Performing Arts Center.  4pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 1, Saturday
NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.
Begin to build a basic understanding on how non-violent communication can support you and your child to be more connected and work together through challenges. Limited childcare is available with RSVP. Early childhood teachers will receive 1.5 hours of training points for attending the session. Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.  8:30-10am.  $20 per person, $35 per couple.  Contact: Jennifer Slack.  Email: support@ourneighborhood.community. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-8639. 
 
October 1, Saturday
ROCKFISH RIVER GALLERY OF FINE ART AND EXQUISITE CRAFTS 2ND ANNUAL GALLERY SHOWCASE
Showcase of local artists featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, baskets, wood carvings, furniture, candles, scarves, glass-work and more! Rockfish Valley Community Center, Afton.  10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 294-4668. 
 
October 1, Saturday
SABER FORCE ACADEMY
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Saber Force Academy takes the fun of light sabers and puts them into teaching martial arts skills to students. Come watch and participate with some basic techniques. Gordon Avenue Library.  11:45am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 2, Saturday
12TH ANNUAL FALL OYSTER FEST AT EARLY MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
Early Mountain Vineyards & Chatham Vineyards.
Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of Early Mountain wines, various chowders, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and, of course, plenty of oysters! Early Mountain Vineyards.  Directions: 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  11-6pm.  $15 adults, $5 for children, $20 week of event/at the door, $12 members.  Email: cheers@earlymountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005. 
 
October 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday
19TH ANNUAL CULPEPER HARVEST DAYS FARM TOUR
Culpeper Office of Economic Development.
Fifteen area farms participate in this fun annual event! Pony rides, meeting the farm animals, hay rides, live music, horse shows, border collie demonstrations, farm and distillery tours, pumpkin patches and much more. Each farm will offer its own entertainment and events. Tour begins at Welcome Center at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 1-2, Saturday-Sunday
FALL FIBER FESTIVAL AND SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Montpelier.
Come for fun at the 29th Annual Fall Fiber Festival featuring animal exhibits, sheep dog trials, hands-on demonstrations, a fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, live music, and much more! Montpelier.  Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  $5 adults, 16 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@fallfiberfestival.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 1-2, Saturday & Sunday
PUMPKIN PATCH AT WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY
Wild Wolf Brewing Company.
Find the perfect pumpkin at Wild Wolf's pumpkin patch! Wild Wolf Brewing Company.  Directions: 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0088. 
 
October 2, Sunday
ROSEFEST
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
See the Louise Cochrane Rose Garden in full bloom and a performance by the Latin Ballet of Virginia at 12:15 pm. and 1:45 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  12-3pm.  $Regular Garden Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 262-9887. 
 
September 23-October 2
STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA
State Fair of Virginia.
Come see Virginia's finest animals and agriculture, exhibits and shows, music, arts and crafts, blue ribbon competitions and more! The Meadow Event Park, Doswell.  Directions: I-95 exit 98 next to Kings Dominion.  Vary.  $Ticket prices vary.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-994-2800 . 
 
September 30-October 2, Friday-Sunday
ZINC. VINTAGE MARKET
Shop everything vintage at this 3-day festival! Antiques, repurposed salvage, furniture, jewelry, linens, art, live music, food trucks, wine, beer, coffee and kids zone! Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood.  9am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-6409. 
 
October 4, Tuesday
FIELD SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Field School.
Prospective students are welcome at this parent open house. Parents can tour the school, ask questions and look in on a class. 9-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 923-3435. 
 
October 4, Tuesday
REFERENDUM INFORMATION MEETING
A meeting to provide more information on the upcoming bond referendum in Albemarle County. Registered voters will be asked to vote November 8 on whether the county can issue general obligation bonds totaling $35 million to finance improvement projects to Albemarle County public schools. Western Albemarle High School.  Directions: 1180 Pepsi Place.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-9330. 
 
October 4, Tuesday
TOTS AND DOTS
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
Join the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection for this two-part early visual literacy program for children ages six months to four years. The first twenty minutes will feature a brief tour focusing on basic elements of visual art and ways to further stimulate visual and interpretive development in young children. Strollers and crying babies are welcome. Registration is required. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.  10-10:40am, 11-11:40am, 12-12:40pm.  $Free.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu.. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
October 5, Wednesday
ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF TEENS (ACT)
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Be a part of something big. Plan teen programs and events at the Library, create displays, share good books, and more. Snacks will be provided, and members receive volunteer hours for participation. Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome. Grades 6-12. Gordon Avenue Library.  7pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 5, Wednesday
THREE CHEERS FOR POOH!
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh's 90th birthday with a story, games, and snacks. JMRL- Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 6.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 3, Monday
WINNIE-THE-POOH'S READER'S THEATER
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Join us as we read aloud one of Winnie-the-Pooh's classic tales. Return to the library on October 5 to do the polished reading for our younger Pooh lovers as we celebrate his 90th birthday. JMRL- Crozet Library.  6pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 10 to 14.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 6, Thursday
BREATHE, BEND & BOOKS: A YOGA STORYTIME
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Books come alive in a whole new way as we read, stretch our bodies and explore movement and yoga poses. Grades K-2. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  3pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 6, Thursday
BUCKET LIST TRIPS - SPAIN EVENT AT PEACE FROGS TRAVEL/OUTFITTERS
Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.
Come for a fun, Spanish-themed event and meet the owners of Duperiers Authentic Journeys, who will share their experiences on the famous Spanish walk, the Camino de Santiago. Duperiers is offering Peace Frog clients an exciting, small group walk in May 2017. Also enjoy a glass of crisp, white Spanish wine as Julie Arbelaez, Chief Frog, shares her ideas on what combination of cities and activities can create a fantastic trip to this vibrant country. Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters,Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.  6:15pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ellen Alford.  Email: ellen@peacefrogstravel.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1415. 
 
October 6, 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: 245-2400. 
 
October 6, Thursday
HOPE GROWS
Come share in the fun of this annual fundraising event for the Camp Holiday Trails family! Enjoy guest speakers, cocktails, live music and small plates from Harvest Moon Catering. King Family Vineyards.  6:30-8:30pm.  Email: heather@campholidaytrails.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-3781. 
 
October 7, Friday
BE A KID AGAIN FUNDRAISER
Children, Youth and Family Services.
Whimsy, fun and frolic with music and dancing. Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cocktail attire. Benefitting Ready Kids. Old Metropolitan Hall, 101 E. Main St..  7-11pm.  $75.  Contact: Sasha Greene.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4118 x233. 
 
October 7, Friday
BEAT POETS READING AT TIN WHISTLE IRISH PUB
JMRL - Central Library.
Read your favorite selection from your favorite Beat poet! Tin Whistle Irish Pub.  5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 7, Friday
BOOK PRESENTATION: "A TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE THROUGH SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK"
Author Jeff Alt presents "A time Travel Adventure Through Shenandoah National Park." Crozet Library.  3:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 5 to 99.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 7, Friday
CITY SERVICES FAIR
Come to the Downtown Mall to meet and talk with staff from dozens of City departments and partner agencies about a wide scope of services and programs. Interactive displays, exciting demonstrations, educational tours, special guests and more! Downtown Mall.  10am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: dickler@charlottesville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3129. 
 
October 7, Friday
EXPLORE SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK WITH BUBBA JONES
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Author Jeff Alt takes visitors on an adventure based on his new book "The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park." Help Bubba Jones solve a mystery and come face to face with extinct creatures, endangered species and more. Crozet Library.  3:30pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 12.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 7, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
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 10 and under. Children's Museum of Richmond.  Directions: CMoR Central.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 10.  Contact: Jenna Petrosino.  Email: education@c-mor.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7012. 
 
October 8, Saturday
"PIT OF DREAMS" MUD BOG
Rockfish Valley Fire and Rescue.
Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue's "Pit of Dreams" mud bog! First truck in the mud at noon. Food for purchase. Family fun. No pets or alcohol allowed. 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton.  9am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-6465. 
 
October 8, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL STEP UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME 5K & FAMILY FESTIVAL
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.
A 5K run/walk and family festival showcasing and celebrating the abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome in the Greater Richmond, Charlottesville and Central Virginia communities. Enjoy family activities, live music, with special guest Sujeet Desai! 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 with responsible owners are welcome! Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen.  8:30am-1pm.  $Family Festival is Free; 5K admission $30, 1 mile walk/fun run $20, 2 & under $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Terri Lancaster.  Email: dsagrdirector@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-525-7731. 
 
October 8, Saturday
15TH ANNUAL ALL-TERRAIN 5K & ANNUAL 5TH KIDS' FUN RUN
Charlottesville Catholic School.
Join in a family-friendly all-terrain 5K Run or Walk. Prizes are awarded for all age groups. Kids can participate in the Kids' Fun Run following the race at 9:15am. Prizes awarded to all Fun Run participants. Charlottesville Catholic School.  8am.  $Varies.  Email: info@cvillecatholic.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-0400. 
 
October 8, Saturday
3RD ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY
JMRL - Central Library.
May the force be with you as the library celebrates all things Star Wars. Come in costume for a chance at prizes. There will be crafts, music, food and fun for all ages. No registration required. Central Library.  2-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 8, Saturday
4TH ANNUAL APPLE HARVEST 5K TRAIL RUN
Monticello Boy Scouts.
Run alongside the Rivanna River and Heritage Trail in Fluvanna County. Open to children and adults of all ages. All proceeds will assist youth and their families to allow them to participate in local scouting programs. Pleasant Grove, Fluvanna County.  8am.  $20.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-6675. 
 
October 8, Saturday
7TH ANNUAL CROZET TRAILS CREW 5K
Crozet Trails Crew.
Run, jog, walk this unique 5k to benefit future trails in Crozet. A Kids Run is included and adult winners will have a trail bridge named in their honor! Admission to Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival included. Claudius Crozet Park.  8am-12pm.  $20-$25.  All ages welcome.  Email: jessica@crozettrailscrew.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 8, Saturday
ANNUAL ORANGE COUNTY HEAD START FAMILY FUN DAY
Orange County Head Start.
Live Country Western music, carriage rides and Native American Dancers will highlight this free event. Enjoy the petting zoo, a K-9 exhibit, a corn hole tournament, children's face painting and numerous children's games, including an egg relay, bucket and sack races and a hoola hoop contest. Stay for the 2pm drawing to win a John Deere Gator! Booster Park, Orange.  11am-4pm .  $free.  Contact: Becky Phillips.  For more info call: 540-661-4470. 
 
October 8, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE BABY EXPO
Oldfields Photography.
Expectant and new moms join for an afternoon of great fun for the whole family! Meet a variety of vendors specializing in wellness, play, baby and clothing stores, party suppliers, photographers, and more. Kids will have an opportunity to participate in storytime, music and singing activities, and facepainting. Lot's of amazing giveaways and prizes to be won. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  1-4pm.  $5.  Contact: Kelly Williams.  Email: cvillebabyexpo@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-560-1957. 
 
October 8, Saturday
HAMIL-VERSARY TEA PARTY
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Celebrate the first anniversary of the release of Hamilton: The Musical cast album with a Hamilton-themed tea party. Learn about loose leaf tea, design your own blends and enjoy traditional English tea snacks. Crozet Library.  2pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 8, Saturday
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
JMRL - Nelson Memorial Library.
Come see the film as part of the Nelson Memorial Library's matinee series. Nelson Memorial Library.  Directions: 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5904. 
 
October 8, Saturday
KIDS NIGHT OUT AT ADVENTURE CENTRAL
ACAC.
The kids will have a lot of fun while parents enjoy a night out! ACAC.  5:30-9pm.  $Varies for members; $20 per family for non-members.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 978-7529. 
 
October 8, Saturday
MASSANUTTEN FALL FESTIVAL
Massanutten Resort.
Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, live music, food vendors, scenic chairlift rides, kids' activities, beer & wine garden and more! Massanutten Resort.  11:30am-5:30pm.  $Rates vary.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@massresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-289-9441. 
 
October 8, Saturday
OKTOBERFEST
Frontier Culture Museum.
Bring the whole family to enjoy games on the museum's German farm, traditional food and music. Adults can visit the Beer Garden in the Cochran Pavilion. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  12-6pm, gates open at 11:30.  $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 8, Saturday
REGULATING BIG EMOTIONS WITH THE SAFE PLACE
Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.
Young children experiencing big emotions need our help to regain their composure. Conscious Discipline is an emotional self-regulation program. An out-of-control child needs a safe place where children learn calming techniques and learn positive self-talk. Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.  Directions: 2110 Ivy Road.  8:30-10am & 12:30-2pm.  Contact: Jennifer Slack.  Email: support@ourneighborhood.community. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-8639. 
 
October 8, Saturday
SHAKESPEARE'S FIRST FOLIO TOUR FAMILY DAY
UVA Special Collections Library/UVA Drama Department.
One of the most famous books in the world, this first book publishing of William Shakespeare's plays will be on display. An accompanying exhibition, Shakespeare By the Book, gives people a look at the library's own notable holdings. On Family Day, come listen to UVA Drama sonneteers, learn to dole out Shakespearean insults and compliments, try out at one of the actor's workshops devoted to Shakespeare's work, or craft Shakespearean props at the many craft tables! Enter a raffle for tickets to that evening's performance of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors." Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, UVA.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 8, Saturday
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Alzheimer's Association.
Join the Alzheimer's Association in their annual walk to support Alzheimer's research. There's no fee to register, but each participant is expected to fundraise. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: 401 Mcintire Road.  8am registration; 9:30am walk.  All ages welcome.  Email: csimpson@alz.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-6122 ext. 109. 
 
October 1-2 & 8-9
52ND ANNUAL PARADE OF HOMES
Blue Ridge Home Builders Association.
Visit area homes to see the latest in building innovations. 12-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 8-9, Saturday & Sunday
BOATS AND BUTTERFLIES FESTIVAL
LCEC.
Join in the annual celebration of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center's hand-made wooden boats and monarch migration. Learn about pollinators, make butterfly art, and take a quiet boat ride on the Rivanna River, weather permitting. Darden Towe Park.  10am-4pm.  $Regular admission, free ages 3 and under.  Email: lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 9, Sunday
CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL
Blue Ridge Irish Music School.
Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, Kevin Burke of Ireland, Christian Lemaitre of Brittany and Charlie McKerron of Scotland perform. The Haven.  7-9:30pm.  $25 at the door, $20 in advance.  Email: brimstunes@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 409-9631. 
 
October 9, Sunday
CIRCIX
IX Art Park.
The circus is coming to IX! Acrobats, clowns, entertainers including stilt walkers, jugglers, fire breathers and Opal performing sword swelling, the human blockhead and the bed of nails! Plus food, games and fun for all! IX Art Park.  5-8pm.  $10 adults, $5 kids under ten.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 8-9, Saturday & Sunday
CROZET ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Claudius Crozet Park.
CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor of this popular and fun family outing of live music, entertainment, Virginia wine and craft beer by the glass, children's activities and painting classes, food and artists and crafters showcasing their work in a wide variety of mediums for sale. Everything from pottery to puppets! Free parking. No pets permitted. Claudius Crozet Park.  10am-5:30pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  $6 adults, $5 seniors, free for 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  Email: crozetartfestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 326-8284. 
 
October 9, Sunday
CVILLE PIE FEST
A pie judging and tasting event, C'ville Pie Fest proceeds will go to charity. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter the judged pie competition. Crozet Mudhouse.  1-3pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 9, Sunday
DISNEY'S ALADDIN
The Paramount Theater.
Come see the film on the big screen! The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $5 under 12, $7 12 and up.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 9, Sunday
FALL CLASSIC HALF MARATHON & 10K
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports.
Experience Charlottesville in its Fall glory. One of the most scenic courses in the east, trailing through some of the most historic Charlottesville neighborhoods and along the Rivanna River. Lee Park, Downtown Charlottesville.  7am.  $Various costs.  Email: francesca@badtothebone.biz. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-0402. 
 
October 8-9, Saturday-Sunday
FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL ART SHOW
Shenandoah Valley Art Center.
Each October the streets of downtown Waynesboro are transformed into an impressive showcase of 150 fine artists featuring paintings, jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture and more! Enjoy live music, craft beer and gourmet fare from the food trucks! Downtown Waynesboro.  $free admission and parking.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-466-0850. 
 
October 9, Sunday
LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO AT DUCARD
DuCard Vineyards.
Music on the Patio with Travis Elliott. DuCard Vineyards.  2-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
October 8-9, Saturday & Sunday
NATURAL PET ESSENTIALS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS
Natural Pet Essentials.
Natural Pet Essentials wants to show its customer appreciation by offering storewide sales, specials, goody bags, raffle prizes and more! Plus, Ziggy the Traveling Pig will be there! Natural Pet Essentials.  Directions: 3440 Seminole Trail.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-9779. 
 
September 10 & 11, October 8 & 9, Saturday & Sunday
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES AT SILVER CREEK ORCHARD
Silver Creek and Seamans' Orchards, Inc.
Pick your own Red and Golden Delicious, Empire, Jonathan, Virginia Gold, Mutsu, Early Fuji and Jonagold apples in beautiful Nelson County at the Blue Ridge Mountains. Containers are provided. Silver Creek Orchard, Tyro.  9am-4pm Saturday, 11-4pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@scso.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5824. 
 
October 7-9, Friday-Sunday
THE FESTY EXPERIENCE
The Festy Experience with three days of concerts, pristine fall camping, outdoor activities including hosted bike rides, trail runs, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and wonderful craft food and beer. Fun for the entire family! Nelson County Preserve, Arrington.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Delia Stephenson.  Email: delia@theartistfarm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 220-4000. 
 
October 9, Sunday
UNIVERSITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL 17TH ANNUAL FALL FUN FAIR
University Montessori School.
Join in an afternoon of fun, decorating pumpkins, searching for a needle in a haystack, indulging in the trail mix bar and taking pictures in the photo booth. Tickets are required for activities, games and the chili dinner. Open to the public. University Montessori School,University Montessori School.  Directions: Parking at Trinity Presbyterian Church.  3-6pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Email: director@universitymontessori.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-0583. 
 
October 9, Sunday
UVA CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
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 Violinist David Sariti. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall. Old Cabell Hall, UVa.  3:30pm.  $Varies.  Contact: UVA McIntire Department of Music.  Email: artsboxoffice@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
October 7-10, Friday-Monday
COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN
Wintergreen Resort.
Fall will be in full swing. Enjoy a long weekend of fall activities including a cake donut and apple cider social, along with chairlift rides to enjoy the color. The third and final races of the Tread and Trail Series, Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race take place! Wintergreen Resort.  9am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-2200. 
 
October 10, Monday
OAKLAND SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Oakland School.
The event will begin with the Head of School giving an overview of the program followed by student- and adult-guided tours of the campus and classrooms. Refreshments served. RSVP by email. Oakland School, Keswick.  10am.  Email: abby@oaklandschool.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9059. 
 
September 10-October 10, Saturdays
OWN TOUCH JUNIORS
Own Touch Cville.
Parents can choose the option of having kids play on the Futsal court or the turf. Futsal, played with a weighted, smaller ball on a smooth surface, provides stronger technical and tactical challenges, resulting in greater and more rapid skill development. The program includes training and "game style" play and an Own Touch t-shirt. Own Touch Cville - 126 Commerce Drive, Ruckersville.  9-10am or 10:15-11:15am.  $85.  Recommended for ages 4 to 7.  Contact: Lynn Reed.  Email: lynn_s_reed@yahoo.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 939-9177. 
 
October 3, 6, & 10, Mondays & Thursday
R.A.D. SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING FOR WOMEN
UVA Police Department.
The University of Virginia Police Department will be offering a Women's Self-Defense Training Program. This training is open to women ages 15 and up. Participants must attend all three classes. Dress for the class should be clothing that is comfortable for light exercise. 5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Benjamin Rexrode.  Email: br7u@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-8845. 
 

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