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February 28, Tuesday
NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
North Branch School.
Tour the school, visit classrooms, meet teachers and parents and learn more about the activities-based approach to learning for preschool to eighth grade. Inclement weather date is March 7. North Branch School.  Directions: 221 Mickens Rd., Afton.  9:30-11:30am & 5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
Daily in February
SLAVERY AT MONTICELLO TOURS
Monticello.
Guided outdoor tours focus on the experience of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the Monticello plantation. 12pm & 2pm.  $Included with admission.  Email: info@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
February 28, Tuesday
YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia.
St. Anne's Belfield's Greenway Rise Auditorium.  Directions: 2132 Ivy Rd.  7pm.  $15 adults, free for children under 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-7776. 
 
January 4-May 2, First Tuesdays
CENTRAL TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Central Library.
Central Library needs you! Be sure your voice is heard when it comes to programming at Central Library. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan teen programs, displays, and activities. Refreshments provided. Grades 6-12. No meetings in February or April. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 ext. 4. 
 
March 2, Thursday
10TH ANNUAL QUADRUPLICITY CONFERENCE
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run International. This transformative business event that gives women and men valuable insight and applicable knowledge needed to take charge of what is most important to them. "Quadruplicity" grew from recognizing the four main aspects of our lives: Career, Life, Money and Health. This leading premier businesswomen's event sets the standard for women's success in all quadrants of their lives. Omni Hotel Charlottesville.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 2, Thursday
BARNES AND NOBLE PRESENTS: DR. SEUSS'S BIRTHDAY EVENT
Barnes and Noble.
In celebration of the beloved author's birthday, come hear some recently released and classic favorite Seuss books. There will be games and activities featuring Dr. Seuss's March Battle of the Books. Barnes and Noble.  6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
March 2, 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. 
 
March 2, Thursday
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
John Paul Jones Arena.
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family  creating memories that will last a lifetime. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-4960. 
 
March 3, Friday
20TH ANNUAL RISING STAR AWARDS
Piedmont Council for the Arts.
Celebrate the area's most talented high school students at the Arthur C. Greene Rising Star Awards. These awards are named after the much­ beloved UVA drama professor and former PCA board member who devoted a large part of his life to encouraging the talents of young artists, writers and performers. The Haven.  7-9pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvillearts.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
March 3, Friday
5TH ANNUAL ARTFEST IN THE WEST
Western Albemarle Schools.
Art Fest is a showcase of both the fine and performing arts programs in the western feeder pattern schools. Support the students and enjoy performances from the HMS Jazz Band, the WAHS Jazz Band, the WAHS Orchestra and WAHS Choir members. Displays of school art will also be showcased. Western Albemarle High School.  6-9pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 3, Friday
BIBLIOBOP DANCE PARTY: AWESOME '80S
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Groove back in time with a beat from the 1980s. Kids shake their sillies out with free dance, guided dance and instruments. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
March 3, Friday
FIRST FRIDAYS #BLACKOWNEDCVILLE
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Photography exhibit by local documentary filmmaker and photographer Lorenzo Dickerson. This exhibit, featuring photos of contemporary, black-owned Charlottesville businesses is part of the 2017 NEA Big Read. Refreshments will be served. JMRL - Central Library.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 3, Friday
LITTLE PLANETS PLAYROOM GRAND OPENING
Little Planets opens its new play space for babies and toddlers. Front Porch Music School Building.  Directions: 221 Water St. E.  10am-12pm.  Email: info@ourlittleplanets.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-209-4714. 
 
March 3, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
CMoR Chesterfield.
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 Chesterfield.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 10.  Contact: Lindsey Hale.  Email: education@c-mor.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7012. 
 
March 4, Saturday
200TH ANNIVERSARY OF JAMES MONROE
James Monroe's Highland.
A 200th anniversary reading of James Monroes inaugural address. In the spirit of 1817, the reading will be followed by a series of gun salutes from members of the All American Honor Guard. Attendees will then enjoy cake in celebration of the bicentennial of Monroe's first term as president of the United States of America. James Monroe's Highland.  Directions: Outside Museum Gift Shop.  12pm.  $Free and open to the public.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
March 4, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL RUN FOR HOME 8K
The Haven/Virginia National Bank.
Two weeks before the big Cville 10-Miler, this serves as a great training race! The race starts and finishes on the Downtown Mall and winds through historic and scenic downtown neighborhoods. All participants receive an official Haven running hat, and a hearty, healthy, and delicious breakfast at The Haven after the race. The Haven.  Directions: Downtown.  8am.  $30.  Contact: Diana.  Email: diana@thehaven.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-1234 x 118. 
 
January-March, First Saturdays
COMMUNITY BREAKFASTS
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Volunteers from the community serve up breakfast at a great price! A wonderful way to meet your neighbors. Rockfish Valley Community Center.  Directions: 190 Rockfish Lane, Afton.  6-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
March 4, Saturday
FIRST SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Ivy Creek Foundation & Monticello Bird Club.
Join David White of the Monticello Bird Club for a bird walk. Beginners welcome. Binoculars available to share. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  7:30-9:30am.  $Free.  Email: director@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
March 4, Saturday
HOW TO FILM A BOOK TRAILER
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Book trailers are like movie trailers but are often made by fans about their favorite books online. Learn to use MakerSpace equipment available at the library to film, edit and post your own book trailer (or video of any kind) in this hands-on workshop. Grades 6-12. Registration requested. JMRL- Crozet Library.  1-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
March 4, Saturday
MINECRAFT BUILDING COMPETITION
JMRL- Central Library.
Teens are welcome to compete in a friendly Minecraft building challenge! Attendees will be given a surprise structure theme to build and 1 hour to build it! Bring your own device. Registration required. Grades 5-12. JMRL- Central Library.  2-3:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 x4. 
 
March 4, Saturday
ROBOTICS DEMO FROM AHS TEAM VERTIGO
JMRL- Northside Library.
Students from Albemarle High School's Robotics Team host a presentation about robots, playing and creating with technology and what you do on a robotics team. Robot demo included. For grades K+, including middle schoolers interested in being on the team. Registration required. JMRL- Northside Library.  2pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 4, Saturday
ROBOTICS WITH WAHS
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Interested in robotics and tech? Students from Western Albemarle High School Robotics Team will lead a hands-on workshop to teach the basics of programming with Spheres and Finch and Hummingbird Robots. Ages 8+. Registration required. Crozet Library.  10am & 11am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
March 5, Sunday
OUR MOTHER'S DRESSES: AUTHOR PRESENTATION
JMRL - Central Library.
Local author Leontyne Clay Peck will share her book Our Mother's Dresses.Books will be available for purchase. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  2pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 3-5, Friday-Sunday
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Tandem Friends Drama Department.
Steve Martin's comedy play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile performed by Tandem Upper Schoolers and directed by Upper School drama teacher Perry Medlin. Tandem Friends School Community Hall.  7pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  $8-$10, Pay What You Will on March 5.  Contact: Perry Medlin.  Email: pmedlin@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1303. 
 
March 4-5, Saturday-Sunday
SNOW WHITE AND THE PRINCE
The Wayne Theatre.
The "Spotlight Stage" theatrical program presents this piece after eight weeks of learning all about musical theater. Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center.  7-9pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@waynetheatre.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
March 5, Sunday
THE VIRGINIA CONSORT PRESENTS THE MOZART REQUIEM
The Virginia Consort.
The Virginia Consort and The Festival Chorus present The Mozart Requiem with a chorus of 110 singers accompanied by a full orchestra and joined by four professional soloists. The program will also contain pieces performed by The Virginia Consort and The Youth Chorale. Cabell Hall.  3:30-5:15pm.  Recommended for ages 6 to 100.  Email: consort2@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-8444. 
 
March 5, Sunday
TOY STORY [G]
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  11:30am & 2pm.  $7 adult, $5 kids 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
March 6, Monday
GARAGEBAND WORKSHOP
JMRL- Northside.
Trevor Williams teaches participants how to use the music-making program GarageBand. No musical knowledge, experience or talent required. Program held in the library's meeting room. Registration required. Ages 11-18. Northside Library.  6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 7, Tuesday
MONTICELLO'S FAMILY TREE
JMRL - Northside Library.
Cinder Stanton discusses her work on the tangled family lines of Jefferson's Monticello. Northside Library.  Directions: 705 W. Rio Rd.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 8, Wednesday
"STONE REVELATIONS OF THE LAST ICE AGE" LECTURE
Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society.
Dr. Hal Young will give a lecture on his most recent book "Stone Revelations of the Last Ice Age." Young discusses the undisturbed and perfectly preserved stone relief sculptures recently discovered in Albemarle County's Southwest Mountains, which reveal the intricacies of life in North America during the Pleistocene. Young will talk about more than 35 different ice age species. The program includes the lecture and a book signing. Keswick Hunt Club.  Directions: 626 Keswick Hunt Club Rd.  7-9pm.  Email: admin@albemarlehistory.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
January 11-March 8, Second Wednesdays
MAKE IT @ THE LIBRARY
JMRL - Central Library.
Drop in and kickstart your creativity. For grades 5-10. Central Library.  4pm.  Recommended for ages 10 to 15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 8, Wednesday
RICHMOND BALLET AT PVCC
PVCC.
The Richmond Ballet performs new works and classical ballet. PVCC.  7:30pm.  $23 Adults, $17 Seniors/Students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-3900. 
 
March 8, Wednesday
TINKERCAD WORKSHOP
JMRL- Northside.
Have you ever wanted to create and print your own 3D object? Get started with a workshop on TinkerCad. Ages 11-18. Participants will print their designs on Northside's 3D printer. Registration required. Northside Library.  5pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 9, Thursday
ALEXANDER WHO IS NOT ... GOING TO MOVE
The Wayne Theatre.
A musical revue based on contemporary children's books for children in preschool up to third grade. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  9:30am & 12:30pm.  $7.50.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
Second Thursdays
BOOK BUGS BOOK GROUP
JMRL- Northside Library.
Enjoy snacks while chatting about books and take part in a fun activity. Books will be provided to the first 20 kids to sign up. Grades 3-5. JMRL Northside Library.  4-4:45pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 10, Friday
CRITTER QUEST
JMRL - Central Library.
Educators from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA will lead kids on a quest to discover hidden traits in some very cool critters from Down Under. Ages 3-6. Registration required. Central Library.  10am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 6.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 x3. 
 
March 10, Friday
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
Richmond Coliseum.
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond.  7pm.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@richmondcoliseum.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-745-3000. 
 
March 10, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
CMoR Fredericksburg.
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, Fredericksburg.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 10.  Contact: Lindsey Hale.  Email: education@c-mor.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7012. 
 

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