Events This Week

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February 13, Saturday
4TH ANNUAL CITY MARKET ART SHOW
Jefferson School City Center.
Come see your favorite city arts market vendors! Musicians: Banjo Bud 10am-11am, Maggie Muggins Band 12-2pm, Burl Manis 2pm-4pm Jefferson School City Center.  10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3371. 
 
February 13, Saturday
BE MINE ADOPTION EVENT
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
Join us for our Be Mine Adoption Event! This fun filled day will feature face painting donated by Nancy's Faces, and appearance by Mr. Freckles and so much more! Draw from our Valentine's Day box for a discounted or waived adoption fee! Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.  11am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5959. 
 
February 13, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME: LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE
Barnes and Noble.
Monster comes home from vacation and discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends but what if there's none left for him after everyone has a piece? Join us for a special storytime featuring Love Monster and the Last Chocolate. Activities and coloring to follow. 1035 Emmet Street Charlottesville, Va 22903.  11am.  $Free.  Special Needs Accommodation: None  Contact: Sandi cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 4349846598. 
 
February 13, Saturday
GRACE TINSLEY SCHOLARSHIP BASH
CHS.
Enjoy great food, desserts, and dancing to Motown music by 180: Central Virginia's Favorite Band. A benefit event to help CHS graduates continue their education! All proceeds go to scholarships for CHS seniors. Carver Recreation Center at the Jefferson School City Center.  6:30pm.  $35.  Contact: Russ Linden.  Email: russlinden1946@gmail.com. For more info call: 242-8586. 
 
February 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday
THE LOVE TOUR
Maymont Foundation.
When Queen Victoria married her handsome prince charming in 1840, they set the romantic tone for the 19th century. Visit Maymont Mansion on Valentine's Day weekend as elegantly costumed ladies and gentlemen relate details of this royal love story and the courting customs of the era. Discover the Victorian language of love as depicted in the décor of Maymont Mansion, where romantic swans, red roses and costly indulgences reflect James Dooley's loving devotion to his wife, Sallie. Maymont Mansion.  All day, last tour beginning at 4:30pm.  $7 per person; $4 for members.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166, ext. 333. 
 
February 13, Saturday
UPFRONT- EVENING OF ROMANCE
Charlottesville Ballet.
Bring your valentine and join us "up front" in the CB Studio Theatre for a wine & hors d'oeuvres celebration sponsored by The Shebeen. The intimate performance includes the Balcony Pas de Deux from Romeo and Juliet plus Spanish flair with segments from Don Quixote. Don't miss commissioned works by Julia Mitchell (Richmond), Jason Ambrose (St. Petersburg), and a new contemporary ballet by Tom Mattingly (Chicago). Celebrate your Valentine's Day at the ballet with an evening of wine, romance, and dance! CB Studio Theatre.  4-6pm.  $25 adults, $20 for students/seniors/military, $15 for children.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-2555. 
 
February 13, Saturday
VALENTINE AND PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND
LCEC.
We'll be featuring arts and craft activities for Valentine's Day and President's Weekend. Enter our President's Photo Booth, where you can dress up as President of the United States and tell us all about what you'd do as President. Then paint a painting of your favorite President that you can take home, and make Valentines based on cards from the 1800's. Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center, Darden Towe Park.  10-2.  $7.  Contact: Alexandria Searls.  Email: lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 4349967282. 
 
February 13, Saturday
VALENTINE'S DECOR
Michaels.
Drop in for Kids Club, where your little makers will make a Valentines mobile. 30 minutes of creative, craft fun – supplies included! Michaels.  10am-12pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
February 14, Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLEFAMILY FUN FAIR & CAMP EXPO
CharlottesvilleFamily.
The annual CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo helps parents get a jump on camp shopping. Meet exhibitors from camps offering horseback riding, sailing, sports training, travel, robotics and much more! With bounce houses, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, great giveaways and special kids' activities! The Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville.  Directions: 29 N, near Sam's Club.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-4713. 
 
February 14, Sunday
FAMILY FUN DAY AT OWN TOUCH INDOOR SOCCER ARENA OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Superfun.lol.
Superfun.lol and Own Touch Indoor Soccer Arena of Charlottesville are partnering up to create a FUN and exciting event for the whole family! There will be tons of fun attractions and games provided by Superfun.lol and Own Touch will have several fun events going on throughout the day! Bring in a copy of this listing and you will get a FREE extra ride on one of the attractions that Superfun.lol is providing. 126 Commerce Drive, Rucversville, VA 22968.  2-6pm.  $$10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tom Weber.  Email: Tom@owntouchcville.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-939-9177. 
 
January 10, 17 & 31, February 7 & 14, Sundays
TWEEN YOGA SERIES
FlyDog Yoga.
We will focus on the fundamentals of yoga and meditation, building on what we work on from week to week in a small, trusting environment. Participants will learn basic yoga postures to build strength and flexibility. We will also use mindfulness techniques such as breathing and meditation for building self-confidence and easing stress. FlyDog Yoga.  2:45-4pm.  $75 before January 1, $100 after.  Email: info@flydogyoga.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-1964. 
 
February 14, Sunday
VALENTINES DAY COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOP
Crozet Mudhouse.
Join us on the holiday of LOVE! Bring your Valentine or celebrate a friendship! Join Chef Margot Diaz at the Crozet Mudhouse for a wonderful afternoon of Valentines Day cookie decorating! All ages are welcome! $10 for a tray of cookies and all the decorations youll need! Please purchase your tickets ONLINE to reserve your spot!! They fill up quickly so dont wait! You must prepay for this event. Crozet Mudhouse.  2pm - 3pm.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Margot Diaz.  Email: margot@mudhouse.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434.823.2240. 
 
February 17, Wednesday
VALENTINE MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
The Advisory Committee of Teens invites you to a night of clues, sleuthing, and fun. You'll question suspects, examine evidence, and attempt to solve the mystery. We'll have prizes and treats. Grades 6-12. Registration required and begins February 3. Gordon Avenue Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
Deadline February 18
2016 CHILD ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
ReadyKids.
Do You Know a Child Advocate? Is there a Community member you feel should be recognized for all their hard work to benefit children? ReadyKids is currently inviting nominations for the John L. Snook Child Advocate Award, to be presented at the 21st Annual ReadyKids Community Breakfast on April 19. ReadyKids.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 18, Thursday
DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE
The Paramount Theater.
The legacy of the beloved "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" lives on with the award- winning television series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor! The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $15.50-$35.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
February 18, Thursday
GRYMES MEMORIAL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Grymes Memorial School.
9:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-1010. 
 
February 18, Thursday
LECTURE "A POPE ON THE MARGINS: POPE FRANCIS'S VISION FOR THE CHURCH"
Charlottesville Catholic School.
Join Dr. J. Matthew Ashley, Associate Professor and Department Chair at the University of Notre Dame as he delivers his 2016 Hesburgh Lecture on "A Pope on the Margins: Pope Francis's Vision for the Church". Charlottesville Catholic School.  6:30.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-0400. 
 
February 19, Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET'S OPEN COMMUNITY AUDITION FOR "SNOW WHITE"
Charlottesville Ballet is hosting an open community audition for its Children's Ballet: "Snow White." All local children ages 5+ are welcome to audition. Previous dance experience is preferred but not required. $15 Audition Fee, $85 Performance Fee if selected. Rehearsals will be weekly on Saturdays until the final performance on Saturday, April 23. There will be a full dress rehearsal on the evening of Friday, April 22. For more information email info@charlottesvilleballet.org. Charlottesville Ballet Studios at 1885 Seminole Trail ,Charlottesville Ballet Studios at 1885 Seminole Trail .  4:30pm.  Contact: Heather Lively.  Email: info@charlottesvilleballet.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434.973.2555. 
 
February 19, Friday
FREE MOVIE FRIDAY, "BROOKLYN"
PVCC.
PVCC's Student Art Club sponsors Free Movie Friday on the big screen in the comfortable and spacious Main Stage Theatre. PVCC.  7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-3900. 
 
February 19-21, Friday-Sunday
SHE LOVES ME
St. Anne's-Belfield School.
St. Anne's-Belfield School.  7:30pm Friday & Saturday; 2pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5106. 
 
December 15-February 19
YMCA GIRLS LACROSSE REGISTRATIONS
YMCA.
YMCA Girls Lacrosse is a league style program appropriate for beginner to experienced level players. The Y strives to help players develop skills in a safe, fun environment while placing a higher value on sportsmanship and learning, rather than solely on winning. Through positive and effective coaching, we aim to provide every child the opportunity to discover, learn, participate, and develop a passion and love for the game of LAX! During this 10-week season, players will practice once per week, with a 6-week game schedule and tournament during week 7. All Saturday games will be played on Local Turf Fields. Teams formed by grade and school. Piedmont Family YMCA.  $125, $20 late fee.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-9622. 
 
February 19, Friday
ZOMBIEFEST
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Want brains? Drag yourself over to the library for an apocalyptic party of zombie-makeovers, walking-dead games, and a viewing of the movie Warm Bodies. Zombie-licious refreshments served, dress in your undead best, if you dare. Grades 6-12. Registration required and begins January 29. Crozet Library.  6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
February 20-21, Saturday-Sunday
PORKAPOLOOZA
BBQ Exchange.
The greatest pork fest on earth is back for our 6th anniversary celebration! News regarding online ticket sales coming soon! BBQ Exchange.  12-7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 20, Saturday
FLUVANNA PENGUIN PLUNGE
Penguin Plunge.
Freezin' for a Reason! WE ARE BACK!! Lake Monticello.  registration 12pm, plunge 1pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 20, Saturday
KID*VENTION 2016
Virginia Discovery Museum.
KidVention is VDM's annual family science festival, bringing 30-40 community organizations together to share exciting activities to spark kids' curiosity about the world around them. Past exhibitors have helped kids race robots, see their heartbeat, plant a tree, and make slime. Last year's event welcomed over 1,000 visitors who also had the chance to take a tour of the stars in VDM's StarLab portable planetarium. What will this year's KidVention bring? CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. Key Recreation Center.  10am-3pm.  $5 suggested donation per family.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
February 20, Saturday
PERSONALIZATION FRAME
Michaels.
Drop in for Kids Club, where kids will make their own personalized frame/picture holder. 30 minutes of creative, craft fun - supplies included! Michaels.  10am-12pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
February 20, Saturday
TABLETOP GAME SCIENTISTS
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Try your hand at tabletop games such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering, and more roleplaying fun! Bring a favorite to share with others or learn something new. Contact the library for game details. Grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins January 30. Crozet Library.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
February 21, Sunday
DRUM CALL FRIENDS
JMRL- Central Library.
Move and groove to a West African Beat with Whit Whitten and his drum and dance group, Drum Call. Central Library.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
February 21, Sunday
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
The Paramount Theater.
Almost against their will, sparks begin to fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. As Mr. Darcy finds himself reluctantly falling in love with a woman beneath his station, Elizabeth Bennett is equally dismayed to find herself falling for a man from a higher social class. Can each overcome their own social pride and private prejudice? The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $6.50 adults, $4.50 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
January 8-February 21
SOLIDIFYING FIELDS EXHIBIT
Beverley Street Studio School Gallery & Union.
Solidifying Fields by Martha Saunders Exhibit opening January 8 from 5:30-7:30pm with an artist's talk at 6:00pm.. Her mixed media panels, works on paper, and installations speak to "in-between states, where boundaries are blurred and contents coexist". Built up layers of material move from opaque to translucent, from seductive surface to embedded photo-transfers, drawings, and organic matter both seen and unseen. Beverley Street Studio School Gallery.  Directions: 22 West Beverley Street.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 22, Monday
ZENTANGLE
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Zentangle is a fun way of creating beautiful and intricate images by drawing very simple patterns. It takes doodling to a whole new level. You will be creating yours on a 10 inch silk stretched hoop suitable for hanging. Grades 6-8. Registration requested and begins on February 1. Drop-ins welcome. Crozet Library.  6-7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
February 23, Tuesday
A WINTER WALK THROUGH MAYMONT'S LANDSCAPE
Maymont.
Enjoy river vistas, landscape features and late winter blossoms during this exclusive after-hours tour. Donations acception. Register by February 22. Maymont.  5-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
February 23, Tuesday
INTRO TO TINKERCAD
JMRL- Northside.
Have you ever wanted to create and print your own 3D object? Come join us for an introductory class where you will learn how to create and modify your own 3D design using Tinkercad. Ages 12+. Registration required and begins February 9. Northside Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
February 23, Tuesday
PEABODY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Peabody School.
Prospective parents can observe classes, speak with current students and teachers, and take a guided tour of the school. Peabody School.  9am-2pm.  $Free.  Contact: Katherine Murrah.  Email: kmurrah@peabodyschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-6901. 
 
February 23, Tuesday
YOUTH ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT
Youth Orchestas of Central Virginia.
Winter concert with the Youth Symphony and The Evans Orchestra. MLK Jr Performing Arts Center.  7pm.  $15 adults, free for children under 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-7776. 
 

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