Events This Week

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April 29 & 30, Friday & Saturday
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
To help us celebrate National Dance Week, Krista Weih, a CMA and Movement Educator, will be here to help us explore the joy of creative dance and movement in a fun and educational environment. A wide variety of props, rhythm instruments, and music will add to the fun and learning. Registration is required and begins April 11. Crozet Library.  11am.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
April 30, Saturday
23RD ANNUAL NORTH BRANCH GOLF TOURNAMENT
North Branch School.
CALLING ALL GOLFERS! Your help is needed. The 23rd annual North Branch Classic will be held on April 22, 2016. A captains choice tournament played on the beautiful Stoney Creek golf course in Nellysford VA. All proceeds from this tournament go to the scholarship and tuition assistance programs at North Branch School. Sign your team up today! Stoney Creek Golf Course.  11:30am.  Contact: Bonnie Holliday.  Email: nbsgiving@gmail.com. For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
April 30, Saturday
2ND ANNUAL KICKIN’ BACK FOR DOWN SYNDROME
Join us for an evening of casino games, live music by Betsy Lynne & the Boys, wine from James River Cellars & local craft beer, dinner by Q Barbeque, silent auction, corn hole tourney & more! Be there live to witness the drawing of our $5,000 raffle winner! All proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond which also serves Charlottesville and the Central Virginia community. James River Cellars Winery.  Directions: 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA 23059.  6-10pm.  $30.  Recommended for ages 21 to 99.  Contact: Terri Lancaster.  Email: dsagrdirector@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-525-7731. 
 
April 30, Saturday
ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE
Master Gardeners and Tree Stewards.
Shop a huge selection of perennials, annuals, vegetable, trees, native plants, and houseplants at fabulous prices. Experts on hand to answer questions. Green Elephant Table of garden tools, decorative items, books, garden décor, etc. FUN FREE activities for kids. Bring your cart or wagon and stock up. Delivery assistance to your vehicle. IX Complex, 955 Second St. SE.  9am-12pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 30, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE TABLETOP GAMING MEET UP
Barnes and Noble.
Gather your friends and come in to check out the featured games, Qwirkle, Munchkin, Machi Koro, Superfight and Ticket to ride and giveaways (while supplies last). Barnes and Noble.  4pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
April 30, Saturday
BOW WOW WALK
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
The walk will begin at Lee Park and wind through Charlottesville's historic downtown mall neighborhood before returning to Lee Park for a post walk festival sure to WOW our doggie friends. The festival will feature doggie and human entertainment, canine competitions, treats for humans and pups and a pack of animal friendly sponsor booths. Register your pack today! Lee Park, downtown Charlottesville.  8:30am-12:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 30, Saturday
FAMILY FUN DAY
Foothills Child Advocacy Center.
Enjoy the Safety Tips Scavenger Hunt with prizes for every child, craft tables, Keep Kids Safe table, Laughing Dragon Kung Fu Dragon Dance, Hoop Zone, Firetruck Touch, Foxboro Farm Petting Zoo, and more! CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor of this event. IX Art Park.  11am-3pm.  $Free.  Contact: Cathee Johnson Phillips.  Email: cjphillips@foothillscac.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-7233, ext. 4. 
 
April 30, Saturday
FREE RANGE SATURDAYS
Polyface Farm kicks off Free Range Saturdays on April 30, a monthly event for the community where people can come, spend the day, purchase food from the farm, along with other items from artisans and vendors. Polyface Farm.  10am-2pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 30, Saturday
HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Crozet YMCA.
Family health and activities fair to encourage families to stay active and be healthy together. Includes fitness demonstrations, healthy eating information, family fun run and more! Crozet YMCA at Claudius Crozet Park.  1-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4380. 
 
April 30, Saturday
HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK: THOMAS JEFFERSON CENTER FOR HISTORIC PLANTS SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Monticello.
Celebrate Historic Garden Week with a visit to Monticello's nursery, set within inspiring display gardens of historic plants in their full spring glory, and find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery. Pollinators are the theme in talks by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange's Ira Wallace and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Director of Horticulture, Grace Chapman. Monticello Tufton Farm.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
April 30, Saturday
HOOP DREAMS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
To support basketball court improvements. A fundraiser for RVCC to pay for the beautiful new basketball court completed in September 2015. Basketball tournament will be 3 flights: Youth (under 15) -Adult (15-45) -Geezer (45+) Registration deadline April 23. Food, drinks & music! Rockfish Valley Community Center.  12-9pm.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
April 30, Saturday
JUNIOR STEP & DANCE COMPETITION
If you have never been to one of our dance and step competitions then you are in for a treat. The best of each genre, step and dance teams will collide on the stage competing for not only cash money, but a year worth of bragging rights until next year’s show. This show is sponsored in part by 101.3 Jamz and All About Car Audio. V. Earl Dickinson Building.  5pm.  $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0650. 
 
April 30 & May 1, Saturday & Sunday
MASTERWORKS 5: PICTURES
Charlottesville Symphony.
Denise Djokic, Cello Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition Old Cabell Hall, MLK Performing Arts Center.  8pm Saturday, 3:30pm Sunday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
April 30, Saturday
MONTALTO CHALLENGE 5K
Monticello.
An exhilarating 5K race from the base of the Saunders-Monticello Trail to the top of Montalto. The demanding, all-uphill course offers thrilling views of Monticello, Charlottesville, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. All proceeds go the Monticello Fund, which supports the maintenance of Saunders-Monticello Trail. The Saunders-Monticello Trail.  7:30-10am.  $35-$55.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
April 30, Saturday
NIGHT AT THE STADIUM STORYTIME
Barnes and Noble.
A baseball stadium comes to life in this magical picture book brought to you by legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter. An enchanting combination of Night at the Museum and Alice in Wonderlandwith a little bit of Field of Dreams thrown in for good measure!this book captures the excitement, wonder, and magic of your first trip to the ballpark! Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
April 30, Saturday
PARK TO PARK HALF MARATHON
City of Waynesboro.
Experience the best views in the Shenandoah Valley on this 13.1 mile point to point course connecting Waynesboro's Ridgeview Park to Augusta County's Stuarts Draft Park. Gently rolling hills, mountain vistas and beautiful serene river crossings make this Park to Park course a must do spring race. The race will be completely supported with fully stocked aid stations and a post race party at the finish line. Portion of the proceeds from this year's race will be donated to Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. 700 Magnolia Avenue, Waynesboro.  Directions: Ridgeview Park to Stuarts Draft Park.  7am.  $70 March 1-30, $80 until race day.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
April 30, Saturday
PIEDMONT MASTER GARDENERS AND TREE STEWARDS ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Piedmont Master Gardeners and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards.
Get ready for Spring with a Horticultural Event designed for the whole family! The Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards offer their annual Spring Plant Sale and Gardeners Help Desk with a HUGE selection of perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, native plants, and houseplants ALL GROWN by the Piedmont Master Gardeners! The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be on hand with a wonderful selection of young trees and advice on how to make them thrive! Decorative garden items. FUN FREE Activities for Kids. IX Complex, 944 Second St. SE.  9am-12pm.  $Free admission.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 30, Saturday
RAMPS AND RAILS
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Enjoy local arts, crafts, and live music at this unique festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Elkins. Trains depart Elkins. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.  11am & 1pm.  $15, under 3 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-686-7245. 
 
April 30, Saturday
RIVERFEST
Riverfest Waynesboro.
Activities include reptile shows, stream safari, fish and fun rodeo, farmer's market, canoe rides, kids arts & crafts, stream electro-fishing and the Great South River Duck Race! Constitution Park, Main St. downtown Waynesboro at the South River.  Directions: Exit 99 off Interstate 64. Take US 250W to Main St., Waynesboro.  10am-4:30pm.  $Free.  Email: riverfest@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-949-7738. 
 
April 30, Saturday
SPRING HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM
Frontier Culture Museum.
Visit our wonderful exhibits and historical interpreters and enjoy great hands-on learning and interactive education. Visitors can expect to see activities such as cooking, gardening, woodworking, flax and wool spinning, rare-breed animals, schoolhouse lessons, and more. Frontier Culture Museum.  Directions: 1290 Richmond Avenue, Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $7/adults, $5/ages 6-17, free for children 5 & under; $2 off tickets bought before April 30.  Contact: Sarah Puckett.  Email: visitor.center@frontiermuseum.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
April 30, Saturday
SPRING RACE AT FOXFIELD
Foxfield.
Races featuring the country's finest horses, riders and trainers. The Spring Race will benefit The Paramount Theater. Popular with college students and other revelers. Foxfield.  Directions: Old Garth Road.  9am gates open; 5:30pm gates close.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9501. 
 
April 30, Saturday
WHY MONTESSORI WORKS, A COGNITIVE SCIENTIST'S VIEW
Virginia Montessori Association.
Virginia Montessori Associations Premiere Networking Event will take place this Saturday. Dan Willingham, University of Virginia psychology professor and author of "Why Don't Students Like School" and "Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do." Willingham will share his research into what teaching practices resonate with children to create academic and personal success. The event, which is open to Montessori educators, parents and the community at large, will also include an introduction to the VMAs mission and goals and an opportunity to learn about the resources available to Montessori educators and families statewide. Mountaintop Montessori.  1-4pm.  $15.  Recommended for ages 18 to 100.  Contact: Trisha Willingham.  Email: twillingham@mountaintopmontessori.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-8886 x 238. 
 
April 30, Saturday
WILDERNESS ADVENTURE FAMILY FUN DAY
Wilderness Adventure.
Back for the second year: Your chance to get out and find out more about Wilderness Adventure and how we bring people together in the great outdoors! This is an especially great opportunity for families considering our Adventure Camp for their kids to come get to know the outdoorsmen and women putting on the program! Free Zip Lines, Climbing Wall, Canoeing on the Pond, and Hiking again, with more details to be announced soon! Spread the word, bring your family, join us for a great day out in the woods! Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing.  10am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-864-6792. 
 
April 30, Saturday
YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Piedmont Family YMCA.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a FREE event that encourages families to get moving, learning and living healthier. Activities include family fitness demonstrations, bounce house, healthy eating information, a family fun run and more. Crozet PARC YMCA.  1-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4380. 
 
May 1, Sunday
BIG (PG)
The Paramount Theater.
1988) 104 minutes Be careful what you wish for. . . A critical and commercial hit, Big stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a 12-year old boy, foiled in his attempt to impress a girl, makes a wish "to be big" and becomes an adult overnight. The film also stars Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard, and Robert Loggia and was written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg (Steven's sister). The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $4.50 youth 12 and under, $6.50 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
May 1, Sunday
FREE UNION COUNTRY SCHOOL SPRING FAIR
Free Union Country School.
Bring the whole family for pony rides, fairy railroad, balloon darts, live music, cake walk, food, a giant bouncy slide and more! Free Union Country School.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 978-1700. 
 
May 1, Sunday
OAKLAND KIDS TRAIL RACE
Oakland School.
400 yd Fun Run for ages four to eight; 1 mile trail race for ages nine to twelve; 2 mile trail race (woods, fields, campus) for ages 13 to 16. Participants may run in events above their current age. Oakland School.  2pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 1, Sunday
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND STROKE AWARENESS EDUCATION FAIR
UVA Traumatic Brain Injury Quality Support Team & the UVA Stroke Team.
Concerned about the risk of brain injury with sports, military service or work? Want to know more about how to decrease your risk of stroke? Learn more! Visit information booths for educational materials and local resources, blood pressure checks, stroke risk factor screenings and free bicycle helmets.* *One helmet per person. Limited quantities. First come, first served. Recipient must be present. Parent/guardian must sign waiver if recipient is younger than 18. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  1-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Erica Umback.  Email: emu3v@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-760-4525. 
 
May-October, Sundays
YAPPY HOURS
Keswick Vineyards.
Most Sundays from May through October Keswick Vineyards is host to Yappy Hours! A family oriented event where local animal shelters and societies will bring their dogs in need of homes to play with patrons and other dogs. A portion of sales in the tasting room are donated to the visiting shelter, and guests are always encouraged to bring their own animals. The new dog park makes for a great space to let animals run free and get exercise while you enjoy your Virginia wine and enjoy the country-side views. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
May 4, Wednesday
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU/X-WING LEARN TO PLAY EVENT
Barnes and Noble.
Join us as we celebrate all things Star Wars and learn to play Star Wars X-Wing. May the 4th Be With You! Barnes and Noble.  4pm.  $free.  Recommended for ages 8 to 18.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
May 4, Wednesday
ROMP & STOMP ART DAY
Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
You can never have too much romping. Drop in for a romp craft extravaganza and get artsy with your preschooler. Breeze in for a few minutes to explore just one or two projects, or stay and try them all. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. JMRL- Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 4, 6, 9-13
SEUSSICAL JR.
Charlottesville Catholic School.
Presents Seussical Jr. Please join for a spectacular event! Wednesday, May 4th - 6:30pm - Main Street Arena Friday, May 6th - 3:00pm - Our Lady of Peace (sold out) Monday, May 9th - 6:00pm - Sts. Peter & Paul, Palmyra Tuesday, May 10th - 6:30pm - Senior Center Thursday, May 12th - 6:30pm - Church of the Incarnation Friday, May 13th - 6:30pm - Church of the Incarnation $5 at the door.  Contact: Rich Barnett.  For more info call: 434-964-0400. 
 
May 5, Thursday
BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE
Big Brothers Big Sisters.
At Big Brothers, Big Sisters, we don't walk, we don't run -- we bowl, baby! This unique event puts the FUN in fundraising, featuring: black light bowling, 80's music, a silent and live auction, plus appearances by local and well-known celebrities, including Cavalier Basketball Head Coach Tony Bennett. Proceeds from Bowl for Kids' Sake will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge's mission to transform the lives of children facing adversity. We do it through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. BBBS currently serves more than 150 local children, but with a waiting list of between 70-100 children, your support of this event will help us reach more of them with this great news: "You have a BIG!" AMF Kegler’s Lanes.  6:30-9:30pm.  $0 to regiser.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0882. 
 
May 5, 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. 
 
May-August, Thursdays
DINNER AND MUSIC AT GRELEN NURSERY
Grelen Nursery.
The Market is open late with a buffet grill, cheese plates and live music on the patio. Grelen Nursery.  Directions: 15111 Yager Road, Somerset.  5:30-8pm.  Email: questions@grelennursery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
May 6-8, Friday-Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Mother's Day Weekend Celebration is a three-day weekend with many opportunities to honor and spend time with mom and loved ones. Enjoy the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, live music, Children's Garden activities, shopping, dining and more. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, Va.  9am-5pm.  $Regular Admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
May 6, Friday
NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Visit on National Public Gardens Day and enjoy free tours of historic Bloemendaal House from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (included in Garden admission). Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  $Regular Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 262-9887. 
 
May 6-7, Friday-Saturday
SPRING PLANTFEST
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Garden's plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Garden's educational mission. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm Friday, 9am-3pm Saturday.  $Regular Garden Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
May 6, Friday
WHO DONE IT?
Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
Was it Miss Scarlet in the dining room with the candlestick? Colonel Mustard in the study with the lead pipe? Help solve the mystery in an after-hours life-size Clue game using all the rooms in the library! Planned and run by the Central Teen Advisory Board. Best for ages 5+. JMRL- Central Library.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 6, Friday
YOGA POGA SHMOGA BOOK READING & SIGNING
bend Yoga.
Written by renowned wellness advocate Sonia Jones, and illustrated by acclaimed artist Todd Dakins, YOGA POGA SHMOGA! dives headfirst into the power and fun of yoga, showing how it takes one person to open a world of mindfulness to the larger community. Yoga for children has gained popularity in recent years. 3.1% of American children now practice yoga, which has been shown to reduce stress, help focus and build self-esteem in children. bend Yoga.  Directions: 420 E Main Street, Suite B, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  5:30pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kelly Cox.  Email: kelly@bendcville.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-2363. 
 
May 7, Saturday
2ND ANNUAL GIRL SCOUT DAY
James Monroe's Highland.
Girl Scout Day will feature hands-on activities such as a historic dance workshop with the Regency Society of Virginia, flower sketching with Marcia Mitchell, silhouette making, historic games, paper marbling and other activities. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterward or purchase Highland Fare from the Museum Shop. James Monroe's Highland.  10am-12pm .  $10 per Girl Scout.  Special Needs Accommodation: Pre-registration is required and closes Friday, April 29th  Contact: Nancy Stetz.  Email: education@ashlawnhighland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-68000. 
 
May 7, Saturday
BAND ON THE RUN 5K RACE
CHS Band and X-Country.
Calling all students, staff, families and community members to support and participate in the inaugural Band on the Run 5K Run/Walk. Beginning and ending at the CHS Curtis E. Elder track, the Band on the Run 5K will take runners and walkers of all ages on a 3.1 mile course through the Foxbrook and Greenbrier residential neighborhoods. Proceeds from this family friendly event will benefit the CHS Band and X-Country programs, which have partnered to launch the 5K and hope to make it a popular spring tradition. Charlottesville High School.  8am.  $20-$25.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ben Ford.  Email: bford@rivarch.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 7, Saturday
CITY-WIDE NIGHT OF WORSHIP
Charlottesville Worship Collective.
The Charlottesville Worship Collective presents: Live at The Paramount, A City-Wide Night of Worship. "This will draw churches together from all over Central Virginia for the purpose of uniting the body of Christ in worship and adoration of Jesus." There will be songs from individual artists in the Charlottesville Worship Collective. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
May 7 & 8, Saturday & Sunday
CROZET ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Claudius Crozet Park.
Live music, entertainment, food and artists and craftspeople showcasing their work for sale. From pottery to puppets! Claudius Crozet Park.  Directions: Route 250 west to Crozet and follow signs.  10am-5pm.  $6 adults, kids free.  All ages welcome.  Email: crozetartfestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 326-8284. 
 
May 7-22
DESIGN HOUSE 2016
Shelter for Help in Emergency.
Learn all the latest trends in home decorating and design and help victims of domestic violence at the same time. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living is a proud sponsor. Keswick Estates.  10am-4pm Friday-Tuesday, 10am-7pm Wednesday & Thursday.  $20 per person.  Email: CvilleDesignHouse@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 7, Saturday
FLUVANNA COUNTY OLD FARM DAY
Fluvanna County.
Will feature displays of historic farm equipment, demonstrations by heritage craftsmen, educational activities for kids and toe-tapping music, plus great food and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Fluvanna Historical Society and a fund to create a permanent Farm Heritage Museum. Pleasant Grove Park.  Directions: 1731 Thomas Jefferson Hwy, Palmyra, Virginia.  9am-4pm.  $5, Kids Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 390-1218. 
 
May 7, Saturday
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last. For all ages. JMRL- All Branches.  All Day.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 7, Saturday
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last. For all ages. JMRL- Central Library.  All Day.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 7, Saturday
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last. For all ages. JMRL- Gordon Avenue Library.  All Day.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-8737. 
 
May 7, Saturday
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
Once again, the library is partnering with Atlas Comics by handing out free comics at all branches. Stop by to see what's available -- while supplies last. For all ages. JMRL- Northside Library.  All Day.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
May 7-30
GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR
Green Valley Book Fair.
Encourage your child to read by expanding his or her home library at prices you won't believe! Huge selection of children's books at 60%-90% off retail prices on new, over-run or irregular books. 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford (in Shenandoah Valley btwn Harrisonburg and Staunton).  Directions: take I-64 west to I-81 north, exit 240 on Rt 682, go east, following signs.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-385-0099. 
 
May 7, Saturday
HEART OF VIRGINIA FESTIVAL
Town of Farmville.
This annual family-oriented event includes arts, crafts, food, 10k run and 5k walk. The festival offers something for everyone - bands performing, antique car show, face painting, magic shows, artisans and more! Downtown Farmville.  Directions: Main and High Streets, Farmville, VA 23901.  9am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@heartofvirginia.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 395-2744. 
 
May 7, Saturday
IN CELEBRATION OF MOTHER'S DAY STORYTIME
Barnes and Noble.
In celebration of Mothers Day, read about becoming an expert grandma sitter in How to Babysit a Grandma followed by Mom School. In Mom School a little girl imagines where her mom picked up all her amazing skills, like fixing a bike tire and baking cupcakes. Join us afterward to make a card for your mom or special caregiver. Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
May 7, Saturday
KIDS CRAFT FOR A CAUSE
Panera Bread.
Sell your homemade crafts to benefit UVA Children's Hospital! All ages are welcome, and the event is food allergy-friendly. Join us for fun, music, games and more crafting! Barracks Road Shopping Center.  11am-1pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 7-8, Saturday & Sunday
MONTPELIER WINE FESTIVAL
Montpelier.
The best wineries in Central Virginia come to one place for family fun and tastings. Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the Festival has arts and crafts booths, food vendors, and children's entertainment and rides all day. Co-hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Visit the website for the full schedule of events at Montpelier, Orange.  Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  11am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  $15 in advance, $25 at the gate. Ages 12 to 20: $5. Under 12: free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY DINNER TRAIN
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Show Mom how much you care on board the Mountain Explorer. Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal and the comfort of this enclosed, climate controlled ride as you travel to the scenic High Falls of Cheat. Departs the Elkins depot at 5:30 p.m. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.  $79, Parlor Car $89.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-686-7245. 
 
May 7-8, Saturday & Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY IS EXTRA SPECIAL AT CARTER MOUNTAIN
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Surprise the mom in your life with a trip to Carter Mountain on Mother's Day weekend! Start the morning with our Pancake Breakfast (serving til noon). Then, children can enjoy our craft area (no charge) to make a special gift for mom. We'll have bouquets of spring flowers, already in a mason jar with a ribbon, as a grab and go. Then, take mom over to Prince Michel's wine tasting room, or Bold Rock's Hard Cider Cellar, both located right on our mountain, for a refreshing and delicious beverage, and enjoy family time together (we'll have plenty of sweet cider for the kids!). Carter Mountain Orchard.  Opening Hours.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tandem Friends School.
Face painting, food and drinks for sale, lawn games, petting zoo, crafts for kids, environmental activities led by the Tandem Earth Committee. Beer tasting garden for adults (additional fee applies). Plenty of room for picnics on the lawn; bring your own chairs or blankets. Bands performing include Soul Transit Authority (featuring Dan Sebring), Bricker and the Benders, Robin Wynn, Tandem 5th Grade Band, Quaker Notes, Tandem Tadpoles, Thmoke, Tandem Playwrights and more. Tandem Friends School, 279 Tandem Lane.  11am-3pm.  $5 - Mothers free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mark Goldstein.  Email: mgoldstein2@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1303 x355. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY TEA
Maymont.
Enjoy this time-honored tradition with your mother, daughter or special friend on the mansion porch as elegant ladies, distinguished gentlemen and attending servants see to every detail. Following tea and treats in this picturesque setting, guests are invited to visit the Mansion for special family-friendly tours that highlight the whirl of the Gilded Age social season and the "Elegant Entertaining at Maymont" exhibition. Register online by May 6. Maymont Mansion.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA.  2-4pm.  $18 per person; $15 for members.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
May 7-8, Saturday & Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND AT MOUNT VERNON
Mount Vernon.
Stroll through Mount Vernon's magnificent gardens in bloom. Lady Washington will give lavender sachets to all mothers (while supplies last). Mrs. Washington, the ultimate matriarch whose impression on Mount Vernon can be seen centuries later, is portrayed by Mary Wiseman. She brings more than 30 years of interpretive experience to the role of America's first First Lady. Celebrate mom with a special meal at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant on May 8! Relax at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner. Reservations are accepted using Open Table. If you need inspiration for a Mother's Day present, The Shops at Mount Vernon have everything from gourmet gifts to gardening accessories. Mount Vernon.  8am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (703) 780-2000. 
 
May 7, Saturday
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND: MUSIC, PLANT SALE & MORE
DuCard Vineyards.
Join us with Mom for Music on the Patio with Erin Lunsford and her soulful voice as she blends her way through folk, blues, rock and country melodies. We’ll also be hosting a Plant Sale featuring plants from the Madison Garden Club - sure to please the most precious mom! Choose a bottle of wine to pair with it and what mom wouldn’t be pleased with that! DuCard Vineyards.  12-5pm.  $No cover.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (540) 923-4206. 
 
May 7, Saturday
QUE PASA FESTIVAL
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Get ready for one of Virginia's largest celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the largest Latin food & culture festival in Central Virginia. Hundreds of food festival vendors, live musicians and dancers, artisans, and corporate supporters come out to this event promoting education and global awareness of the Hispanic heritage that contributes to Virginia's fascinating diversity. Canal Walk, Richmond.  11am-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 378-4099. 
 
May 7, Saturday
RUN AND REMEMBER 5K
Hospice of the Piedmont.
A 5K Run/Walk to benefit Hospice of the Piedmont. Keswick Hall.  Directions: 701 Club Drive, Keswick.  8am, registration at 6:30am.  Contact: Sally Birckhead.  Email: sallysbirckhead@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0296. 
 
May 7, Saturday
THE UNPROM DANCE FOR LGBTQ TEENS
Cville Pride.
Calling all LGBTQ youth in grades 10, 11, and 12: Join us for a night of music, dancing, refreshments, photos, and fun. This is a safe space to be your true self! Chaperones will be present. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Kitchen Catering and Events.  Directions: 606 Rivanna Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903.  7pm.  $10.  Email: info@cvillepride.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
May 7, Saturday
TISSUE PAPER FLOWER
Michael's Arts & Crafts.
Kids create May flowers from tissue paper and pipe cleaners! They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Michael's Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
May 7, Saturday
TRUCK TOUCH
Montessori School of Charlottesville.
The Second Annual Montessori School of Charlottesville (MSC) Truck Touch will provide children with the unique opportunity to explore vehicles of all types-public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and more-all in one place. Those young and those young at heart will have a chance to touch, climb on, and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. There will also be food trucks and other kid-friendly activities. Ix Art Park.  10am-2pm.  $5, or $20 per family. 12 months and under free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 7-June 5, Saturdays & Sundays
VIRGINIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE
Virginia Renassiance Faire.
Artisans, craftspeople, royal archers, children's area and food merchants for a day full of fun and history. Lake Anna Winery.  Directions: 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania.  10am-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays.  $10 for ages 6 and up; 5 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-508-5036. 
 
May 7, Saturday
YOUNG ARTISTS' RECITAL
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival presents outstanding teenage musicians from around the state in solo and ensemble settings. Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, 1181 Smith Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA.  3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mary Kay Adams.  Email: mary.adams@emu.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-432-4367. 
 
May 8, Sunday
CYCLOFEMME
A global women's cycling day to honor the past, celebrate the present, empower the future of women in cycling. Come ride with us! Worldwide.  11am.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 8, Sunday
FRENCH CREPES FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Delfosse Vineyard and Winery.
Savory Crepes: Sauteed salmon with mango sauce, Bratwurst with caramelized red peppers and onions with dijon sauce, or Asian chicken with snow peas, carrots, broccoli and scallions on top. Sweet Crepes: Pears with almond mascarpone with triple berry sauce, Nutella and Bananas, or French style Crepe, plain sugar and a sprinkling of Grand Marnier. Reservations not required but if you're bringing a large group please let us know. Delfosse Vineyard and Winery.  1-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-6100. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY AT AGECROFT HALL
Agecroft Hall.
The gardens have free admission to celebrate moms. Agecroft Hall: Windsor Farms.  Directions: 4305 Sulgrave Road .  12:30-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-737-3767. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY AT POPLAR FOREST
Poplar Forest.
Give mom a special treat this Mother's Day with a FREE tour of Poplar Forest! Admission is free for mothers all day. Forest, VA.  10am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 525-1806. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
The Market at Grelen.
Stroll the gardens, hike the trail, plan your summer planting and enjoy a farm fresh brunch by Grelen's chef, Matt Turner, on the patio.* Please choose one seating time. Menu coming soon! The Market at Grelen.  11:30am-2:30pm.  $18 adults, $13 ages 6-11 .  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (540) 672-7268. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Restoration Restaurant.
Join us for our special Mother's Day Brunch. Interactive chef stations, and 3 courses. Restoration Restaurant.  11am & 1:30pm.  $37 adults, $16 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-1841. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Make Mom feel special by treating her to a fried chicken lunch in her honor at Graves Mountain Lodge, nestled deep in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  12-1:30pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Starry Nights What a better way to make mom feel special than to wine her and dine her. Enjoy brunch with your family in Saddleback Hall and then soak up the warm spring sun on our deck for the afternoon! Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Saddleback Hall.  12:30pm.  $75 includes meal, wine and gratuity.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000 ext. 108. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH
Boar's Head Inn.
Come for a traditional brunch in the Old Mill Room or a family-style brunch in the Pavilion. Boar's Head Inn.  11am-2pm.  $58 per adult, $25 per child.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY SUNDAY WINE BRUNCH
DuCard Vineyards.
Treat Mom to a pampered and relaxing Sunday Brunch catered by l’Etoile Catering and featuring the lovely harp music of Vicky Lee. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains serve as your scenic backdrop for this elegant outing. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison).  11:30am.  $59.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
May 8, Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY TEA & TOURS
Agecroft Hall.
Spend the afternoon at Agecroft Hall. Enjoy live music by Susan DePhillip while drinking tea and dining on a variety of savory sandwiches and sweets. Then take a guided tour of the grand rooms of the museum’s first floor and the Tudor Kitchen. Special emphasis will be placed upon 17th century music and entertainment. Agecroft Hall.  3:30-5:30pm.  Contact: Katie Reynolds.  Email: kreynolds@agecrofthall.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-353-4241. 
 

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