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April 23, Monday
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE [PG-13] (2017)
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 23, Monday
NATIONAL PICNIC DAY
For details, please click this link. 
 
April 23, Monday
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017)
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Movie night at Crozet Library with this recent film rated PG-13. Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 24, Tuesday
R.A.D. (READ AND DISCUSS) TEEN BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Crozet Library.
The Crozet Library leads a diverse range of book clubs for teens. Discussing the Nigerian Harry Potter, Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
CHS CHOIR SPRING CONCERT
CHS Orchestra.
MLK Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School.  7-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2726. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
GARDEN SHOP CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY
Monticello.
Kids can customize their very own mini tote bag with paint and apple prints. The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  3-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
INTRO TO CODING
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Come learn coding basics and gain experience with help from library staff. Bring your laptop or use one of the library's. Required registration begins April 4. Grades 5-8. Crozet Library.  4:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 10 to 13.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 25, Wednesday,
LUNCH WITH THE ARTISTS OF EXPRESSIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE
Les Yeux du Monde.
Come dine with Suzanne Tanner Chitwood, David Hawkins, Ivy Nate and Nick Watson. Les Yeux du Monde.  Directions: 841 Wolf Trap Road.  12-1pm.  $15, free for Collectors Club.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-5566. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
MYTHIC CREATURE ENGINEERING
JMRL - Central Library.
Dare to design a dragon or face a ferocious hydra in this mythological workshop. Learn about mythical beasts and pick who would win in a battle. Then use the library's supplies to figure out how to create them. Ages 8-12. Central Library.  4pm.  Recommended for ages 8 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
NET GENERATION KIDS' DAY
Boar's Head Inn.
Kids are invited to join USTA Mid-Atlantic on course for tennis games and activities at the 2018 Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic. Open to kids ages 5-17 of all levels. Equipment will be provided. Pizza will be served as well. Boar's Head Sports Club.  4-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: wood@mas.usta.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
TWIDDLE
The Jefferson Theater.
With Midnight North. The Jefferson Theater.  8:15pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $16 in advance, $18 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
March 14-April 25, Wednesdays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER SPRING SESSION
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 30-minute program of stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 2-3 with an accompanying adult. Registration required. Northside Library.  Directions: 705 West Rio Rd.  10:15am & 11:15am .  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
March 7-April 25, Wednesdays
WEE ONES SPRING SESSION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
A special time for babies and caregivers to read, sing, move, and play. No siblings, please, as this is a special one-on-one time. Each baby will need the full attention of his or her caregiver. Ages 12-23 months with birthdates falling between 3/8/16 and 3/7/17. Required spring registration begins February 14 at 9am. Crozet Library.  10:30-11am.  Recommended for ages 1 to 2.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 25, Wednesday
WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Wild Virginia / Violet Crown Cinema.
Films that tell stories about the planet, the wild lands, the people of the communities who love them, play in them and defend them. Remarkable places that inspire wonder, highlight issues and provide solutions. Violet Crown Cinema.  Directions: 200 W. Main.  $15-25.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-1553. 
 
March 8-April 26, Thursdays
ALPHABET SOUP SPRING SESSION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Designed to help grow our next generation of readers, Alphabet Soup is a fun half-hour of stories, songs, dancing and more. This group is for older 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy story time on their own, without an accompanying adult or younger sibling. Required registration begins at 1pm February 12. Crozet Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 18-April, Thursdays
BABIES & BOOKS
JMRL- Northside Library.
Caregivers and babies are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays followed by playtime. For babies up to 24 months with accompanying adult. Northside Library.  Directions: 705 West Rio Rd.  1:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 26, Thursday
BILL FRISSELL: A PORTRAIT (2017)
JMRL - Central Library.
Movie night at Central Library. Central Library.  7pm.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
April 26, Thursday
DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY ON TOUR
Altria Theater.
Inspired by favorite Disney Junior series, the interactive concert tour includes songs from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, as well as newest hit series Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals. The live concert will also include a brand-new interactive experience featuring Disney Junior's Muppet Babies. Altria Theater, Richmond.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-514-3849. 
 
April 26, Thursday
FLORAL ARRANGING WORKSHOP
Monticello.
Work with Kathryn Nokes to create unique floral arrangements with flowers from the Center for Historical Plants. The Shop at Monticello.  12-2pm.  $No admission required.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 26, Thursday
JAYME STONE'S FOLKLIFE
Prism Coffeehouse.
Jayme Stone's Folklife is a versatile gathering of musicians who prove folk songs are perennials for the people. Come see the band on one of only twor stops in Virginia on their current tour. C-ville Coffee.  7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  $17 advance, $19 at the door.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 22 & April 26, Thursday
NORTHSIDE MINECRAFT CLUB
JMRL - Northside.
A different challenge each month. Approved users can build and explore with fellow Minecrafters using a common spawn-point. To play, stop by the children's desk for an application. Players must have their own computer Minecraft account. Xbox and iPad Minecraft accounts are incompatible with the server. Grades 3-12. Registration to play in the computer lab or use a guest account begins 2 weeks before event dates. Northside Library.  4:30-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 26, Thursday
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
JMRL - Central Library.
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day by hunting for poetry-related clues in the library and taking photos of them. Participants who find the most clues win a prize. Picture-taking equipment will be provided. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  6-7pm.  $Free.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
April 26, Thursday
POETRY ON THE STEPS
JMRL - Central Library.
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with open mic poetry night beneath the towering oaks on the library steps. Read originals or old favorites, or just come to listen. Refreshments will be served. Rain site: Children's Room. Central Library.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
March 15-April 26, Thursdays
PRESCHOOL PALS SPRING SESSION
JMRL- Northside Library.
30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays designed for 3-5 year olds who are ready to enjoy independent learning. Registration is required. Northside Library.  Directions: 705 West Rio Rd.  10:15am & 11:15am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
March 8-April 26, Thursdays
TALES FOR TWOS SPRING SESSION
JMRL - Crozet Library.
A fun half-hour that promotes verbal, motor and social skills through the use of stories, songs, rhymes and more. For 2-year-olds and young 3-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Registration begins at 1pm on February 12. Crozet Library.  9:30am.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
April 27, Friday
25TH ANNUAL NORTH BRANCH GOLF TOURNAMENT
North Branch School.
A captain's choice tournament played on the beautiful Stoney Creek Golf Course at Wintergreen in Nellysford. All proceeds from this tournament go to the scholarship and tuition assistance programs at North Branch School. Stoney Creek Golf Course at Wintergreen.  12pm registration & putting contest, 1pm shotgun start.  Contact: Bonnie Holliday.  Email: nbsgiving@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
April 27, Friday
CASPARI TRUNK SHOW
Monticello.
Learn how to set a beautiful table for your next garden party. Receive a free gift and register to win a special Caspari door prize. The Shop at Monticello.  12-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
April 27, Friday
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: ADAR
Sprint Pavilion.
With Shagwuf. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-4910. 
 
April 27, Friday
FULL NELSON FRIDAY WITH JACOB ALLEN AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Live music and Happy Hour specials every Friday. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton.  6-8pm.  Contact: Sean.  Email: sean@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 27, Friday
FUNDING & SERVICES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
Purple Cherry Architects.
Come for an informative discussion of how parents of special needs children can strategically advocate for and access positive outcomes. Very few know the full picture of supporting a child with disabilities through life, who to approach and where funding comes from. Learn how to access funding and services available through local/state agencies. RSVP by April 23. CitySpace.  4-8pm.  $Free.  Email: specialneedsfamilyconnection@purplecherry.com. Reservations are required. 
 
April 27, Friday
GRAND CAVERNS SIGNATURE 5K
Grand Caverns Park.
A certified 5K course, it is "Virginia flat" and fast. All runners (and walkers) welcome. Even your supporters will have fun (and food). All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new playground at the Grand Caverns Park. Grand Caverns Park, Grottoes.  6:30-8:30pm.  Email: mike@grandcaverns-5k.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 26 & 27, Thursday & Friday
THEATRE CHS PRESENTS THE TEMPEST
Theatre CHS.
Charlottesville High School Black Box Theatre.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7pm.  $10 adults, $5 students.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2410. 
 
April 28, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL 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 the Trail at Monticello. No pets. The Saunders-Monticello Trail.  7:15-10am.  $35-55.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9822. 
 
April 28, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL PARK TO PARK HALF MARATHON
City of Waynesboro.
Experience the best views in the Shenandoah Valley on this 13.1-mile course connecting Waynesboro's Ridgeview Park to Augusta County's Stuarts Draft Park. 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. Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro.  Directions: Ridgeview Park to Stuarts Draft Park.  7am start time.  $Varies.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6600. 
 
April 28, Friday
1ST ANNUAL ROSE GARDEN TEA PARTY
New Dominion Bookshop.
Celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day, New Dominion Bookshop will offer children's story times and activities, a scavenger hunt, in-store giveaways and guest booksellers. New Dominion Bookshop.  $Free and open to public.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-2552. 
 
April 28, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL ANDREW 5K FUN RUN
Andrews8.
Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  $10-25.  Email: info@andrews8.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-0051. 
 
April 21-28, Saturday-Saturday
85TH ANNUAL HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK
Garden Club of Virginia.
Visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks. This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,300 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members. Albemarle County, Charlottesville and surrounding counties.  Contact: Karen Ellsworth.  Email: karen@vagardenweek.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-644-7776. 
 
April 28, Saturday
8TH ANNUAL BLACK TIE GALA
100 Black Men of Central Virginia.
The annual fundraiser raises funds for the organization's youth mentorship program. DoubleTree Hotel Charlottesville.  6-11pm.  $100.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-327-7873. 
 
April 28, Saturday
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
James Madison's Montpelier.
Montpelier will commemorate Arbor Day - an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care - with free activities all day. Meet world-renowned birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist Drew Lanham, who will also give a talk and sign copies of his book; learn from master gardeners and naturalists; tour the gardens and grounds and more. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  Varies.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Christy Moriarty.  Email: cmoriarty@montpelier.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
April 28, Saturday
BECOMING A WORKING MOM
UVA Women's Health and Readykids.
This class will help expectant moms learn about quality childcare, and discuss breastfeeding and returning to work. Topics include: types of childcare providers, and how to identify a quality provider, and pumping and storing breastmilk while you are at work or school. This is an interactive class, so bring your questions. Free and open to the community. Readykids.  Directions: 1000 East High St.  9:30am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. For more info call: 434-924-9920. 
 
April 28, Saturday
BLIND TASTING AT PRINCE MICHEL
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery.
Come for a chance to earn a $10 cash voucher by properly identifying six Prince Michel wines in a blind tasting. Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, Leon.  12-3pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 28, Saturday
CVILLE WALK 4 LIFE 2018
The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia.
This is an easy, 1.5 mile walk that is stroller-friendly, so bring the whole family. Enjoy a continental breakfast, music, face painting, entertainment and more. First Baptist Church .  Directions: 735 Park St.  8:30-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stephanie Minter.  Email: stephanie@virginiapregnancy.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-4516. 
 
April 28, Saturday
HERBS GALORE & MORE FESTIVAL
Maymont.
Dozens of vendors from the mid-Atlantic fill Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event. Maymont Mansion.  Directions: Carriage House Lawn.  8am-4pm.  $5 Marketplace, free for members, kids 16 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
April 28, Saturday
HIGHLAND RUSTIC TRAILS GRAND OPENING
James Monroe's Highland.
Celebrate the grand opening with music from The Front Porch Roots Music School, games, refreshments, a ribbon cutting, and group hikes, beginning around 11am, to explore the trails. James Monroe's Highland.  10am-12pm .  $Free and open to the public.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 28, Saturday
LUNCH WITH JAMES MONROE
James Monroe's Highland.
In honor of James Monroe's 260th birthday, have lunch with Monroe reenactor Dennis Bigelow, who will share first-person accounts from his life and answer audience questions. Box lunches included with registration featuring a specialty sandwich plus bottled water, grapes, chips and fresh baked dessert. Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of James Monroe.  12-1pm.  $25.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 28, Saturday
MADISON FARMERS' MARKET: CHILDREN'S FINGERPRINTING
Madison Farmers' Market.
Come to the Farmers Market where the Madison County Sheriff's Department will do children's fingerprinting and household water testing. Madison County Volunteer Fire Company.  8am-12pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 28, Saturday
MET LIVE IN HD: CENDRILLON
The Paramount Theater.
Now, for the first time ever, Jules Massenet's sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Come early for a complimentary pre-opera lecture in The Paramount Theater Auditorium at 12pm. The lecture for Cendrillon will be conducted by Tim Snider, attorney and host of Sunday Opera Matinee on WTJU. The Paramount Theater.  12:55-3:55pm, 12pm pre-opera lecture.  $25 adult, $23 senior, $18 student.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
March 24-April 28
PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION GARDEN
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be "planted" in the Terrace Lawn, each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia's Healthy Families program. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Opening Hours.  $Regular Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
April 21, 22, 27 & 28
PROVIDENCE: A EVENING OF DANCE, POEMS AND MUSIC
The Front Porch.
Through dance, poems, and music, Providence tells the story (real and imagined) of Nellie's marriage, her motherhood, her memories. Providence is created and directed by Dinah Gray and features local artists J.J. Cromer, Vivien Fergusson, Katherine Nies, and Edwin Roa. The Front Porch.  8-10pm Friday & Saturdays, 2-4pm Sunday.  $12-22.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 28, Saturday
RAMPS AND RAILS
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Enjoy local arts, crafts, and live music at this unique festival and take a popular 1-hour train ride. Trains depart Elkins. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.  11am, 1pm & 3pm.  $15, under 3 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-686-7245. 
 
April 28, 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. Rain or shine. No pets allowed. 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 28, Saturday
SPRING RACES AT FOXFIELD
Foxfield.
Races featuring the country's finest horses, riders and trainers. The Spring Race will benefit CHiP, Children's Health Improvement Program. Popular with college students and other revelers last year's race drew over 25,000 guests. Rain or shine. Foxfield.  Directions: Old Garth Road.  9am gates open, 1pm first race, 5:30pm gates close.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-9501. 
 
April 6-28
SUBMERGED: UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY & HARMONIAI: A GENERATIVE MUSIC INSTALLATION
Chroma Projects.
Alexandria Searls gives us a fish's perspective, using her underwater camera to capture, from below, the wayfaring leaves, feathers, seed pods and other chance floating travelers of our local waterways. Morgan McLeod is presenting Harmoniai, a generative music installation, created from water-themed field recordings at Sugar Hollow, the Rivanna and elsewhere. Downtown Mall.  Directions: 201 E. Main St., 2nd Floor.  12-5pm Friday & Saturday.  Email: artlab@chromaprojects.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-9667. 
 
March 23-April 28
SV RANDALL: IN THE PURPLE
1708 Gallery.
For this solo exhibition, Randall focuses on the symbolism and historical implication of basic consumer objects to identity the notion of obsolescence, visual decay and materiality. 1708 Gallery, Richmond.  Contact: Emily Smith.  Email: esmith@1708gallery.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-643-1708. 
 
April 28, Saturday
TEA & HISTORY WITH RICK BRITTON: JEFFERSON'S 'RETIREMENT'
Silver Thatch Inn.
Enjoy taking tea while listening to an informal talk, Jefferson's 'Retirement,' by historian and author Rick Briton. Jefferson's last 17 years are referred to as his retirement, but he nonetheless kept extremely busy. There was his voluminous correspondence to attend to, as well as his large family, the plantation, the enslaved community, and of course the house itselt. And then there's his founding of the University of Virginia. Silver Thatch Inn.  1-3pm.  $45 Tea & Presentation $30 Presentation Only.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-4686. 
 
April 28, Saturday
WINE & BEER PAIRING DINNER
CrossKeys Vineyards / Brothers Craft Brewing.
Sample four award-winning estate grown wines from CrossKeys and four of Brother's Brewing local craft beers during this four-course dinner. CrossKeys Vineyards, Mount Crawford.  5:30-8:30pm.  $60.  Email: info@crosskeysvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-234-0505. 
 
April 28, Saturday
WIZARDING WINERY AT HORTON
Horton Vineyards.
Complete with quidditch demonstrations, themed outdoor and indoor games, shop among the different vendors, make your own wand stations and much more. Bavarian Chef will be onsite from 11am-4pm serving up their best dishes. Cocoa & Spice and Kilwins of Charlottesville will be serving themed treats. Medieval Fantasies Company will be dressed and walking through the crowds. Horton Vineyards.  Directions: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gorduonsville.  12-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7440. 
 
April 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday
7TH ANNUAL RURITAN PLANT/YARD/BAKE SALE
White Hall Ruritan Club.
Plants, all from local gardens, include flowering plants, shrubs, trees, tomatoes and other vegetables/berries/herbs. Yard Sale items range from jewelry to decorations to household items to furniture. From antique to like-new. Proceeds will fund local scholarships, educational opportunities, and improvements to White Hall's century-old Community Building. White Hall Community Building.  8am-1pm Saturday, 12-3pm Sunday. 
 
January 26-April 29, 2018
A PAINTER'S HAND: THE MONOTYPES OF ADOLPH GOTTLIEB
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974), best known as one of the original Abstract Expressionist artists, was one of the leading artists of his generation and was responsible for forging a new identity for American art in the mid-20th century. The group of monotypes in this exhibition provides a unique look at his final body of work. The Fralin Museum of Art.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
April 8-29, Saturdays & Sundays
CAROMONT FARM OPEN HOUSE & SNUGGLE SESSIONS
Caromont Farm.
Come for a "Snuggle Session" and Open House with a pop-up shop selling cheese and cheese-centric bites and Caromont swag on certain Saturdays and Sundays in April - see site for exact dates. Take tours of the farm, meet representatives from other local businesses, and of course, see baby goats. Reserve slots for all of those in your party and try to carpool if possible. This is a casual day. Come anytime between 11am and 4pm. Caromont Farm, Esmont.  11am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-831-1393. 
 
April 29, Sunday
CASTING CROWNS
John Paul Jones Arena.
The Christian music group Casting Crowns will perform. Featuring special guests I AM THEY. John Paul Jones Arena.  6pm.  $$23.50-$75.00.  Contact: JPJA Marketing.  Email: jpj-mkt@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-43-4960. 
 
April 29, Sunday
COOKING CLASS WITH TERRE SISSON: JAMBALAYA
First Colony Winery.
Learn to prepare a delicious meal with professional Chef Terre Sisson of Charlottesville Wine & Culinary. Prepare and enjoy a three-course meal paired with First Colony wines. First Colony Winery.  Directions: 1650 Harris Creek Rd.  11am-2pm.  $68.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7105. 
 
April 29, Sunday
CROZET CHORUS PRESENTS SUN, MOON AND STARS
Crozet Chorus.
Dr Crozet Baptist Church.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: sandra.hodge@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 29, Sunday
FRENCH CREPES AT DELFOSSE
Delfosse Vineyards and Winery.
Enjoy a delicious selection of both sweet and savory crepes and pair it with your favorite Delfosse wine. Delfosse Vineyards and Winery, Faber.  11am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
January 26-April 29, 2018
FROM THE GROUNDS UP: THOMAS JEFFERSON'S ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
The Fralin Museum of Art.
One of Jefferson's most important legacies was his role as a designer and advocate for the creation of an iconic architectural identity for our fledgling country that still endures today. Jefferson’s architectural vision for the United States will be explored in a special exhibition featuring drawings, prints, paintings, photographs and building and construction artifacts, among other archival materials. The Fralin Museum of Art.  $Free.  Contact: Rhonda Deck.  Email: rhondadeck@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
April 29, Sunday
GOLD LEAF LAGER 5K TRAIL RUN AT DEVILS BACKBONE
Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers as well as Devils Backbone swag giveaways. The 5k course will be run on the trails at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. Runners and walkers alike are welcome. Fee includes $5 gift card and Devil's Backbone merchandise. Devils Backbone Brewery Basecamp, Roseland.  11am-2:30pm.  $11.54.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1001. 
 
April 28-29, Saturday-Sunday
JEFFERSON CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: OUT OF THE DEEP: RUTTER'S REQUIEM
Jefferson Choral Society.
The Jefferson Choral Society perform's Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mass in C Minor. Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.  7:30pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday.  $20 adult, $10 students, Free age 11 and under.  Email: jeffersonchoral@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-528-5700. 
 
April 29, Sunday
PVCC CHORUS SPRING CONCERT
PVCC .
Audiences of all ages will enjoy the repertoire of this annual event. The concert is a gift from the College to music lovers in Central Virginia. Piedmont VA Community College, Dickinson Building.  Directions: Exit 121 off of 64 (20 south).  3-4:15pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 29, Sunday
VIRGINIA LOVES ANIMALS SCAVENGER HUNT
Caring for Creatures.
Human and animal teams, equipped with a smart phone, will physically search on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and virtually search on the internet for answers to scavenger hunt clues. Registration will be in front of the I Love CVille Welcome Center located at 406 East Market Street. Downtown Mall.  12-4pm, 10am-12pm registration.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 29-April 30, Monthly on Mondays
NOVEL CHAT BOOK CLUB
JMRL- Northside.
Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. Each month the group will read to a different theme. Grades 7-12. Required registration. Northside Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
April 30, Monday
THE NATIONAL
Sprint Pavilion.
Sprint Pavilion.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
April 2-30, Mondays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER
JMRL - Central Library.
Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed for 2-3 year olds with an accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop early literacy skills with singing, talking, reading and playing. Central Library.  10:30am.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
January 2-May 1, First Tuesdays
CENTRAL TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Central Library.
Share ideas and give feedback to the library by joining the Central Teen Advisory Board. Build your leadership skills and earn volunteer hours by helping to plan activities and events at the library. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
February 7-May 2, First Wednesdays
PICTURES & PAGES WITH GLYNIS WELTE
The Fralin Museum of Art / JMRL.
Gordon Avenue children's librarian Glynis Welte delivers dynamic arts-related story times incorporating movement, songs, and puppets with a variety of exciting books. The Fralin Museum of Art.  10am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 4.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
January 4-May 3, First Thursdays
LEGO MANIA
JMRL- Northside Library.
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; building blocks will be supplied. No registration required, but space is limited. Ages 5+. Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
March 28-May 3, Wednesday or Thursdays
ROMP & STOMP SPRING SESSION
JMRL - Central Library.
Play with your preschooler in this lively early literacy class of music, stories, drama, movement, art play and more. For 2-5 year olds with a favorite caregiver. Registration is required. Please register for only Wednesdays or Thursdays. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 

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