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January 19, Thursday
THE COVENANT SCHOOL PRESENTATION & TOURS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS
The Covenant School.
Prospective parents have coffee and hear a presentation from Head of Upper School Leslie Moeller. Optional tours follow for the Open House. Covenant School (Upper School).  8:30am presentation.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 220-7330. 
 
January 20, Friday
CHINESE NEW YEAR'S SQUARE DANCE
Grand Squares of Nelson.
Donation. Live square dance caller and refreshments. All proceeds given back to selected community organization. All welcomed. Fun for all visitors. Rockfish River Elementary School.  Directions: 200 Chapel Hollow Rd., Afton.  7:30-10pm.  Email: grandsqauresofnelson@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-2470. 
 
January 21, Saturday
3D PRINTING DEMONSTRATION
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Stop in to see how a 3D printer works and take home a small printed item. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  3-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
January 21, Saturday
A RALLY TO SUPPORT THE WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Charlottesville Gathers.
A local indoor event to coincide with the Women's March on Washington to support women's health, inclusion and human rights. IX Art Park.  9am-1pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 21, Saturday
ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS AT MAYMONT
Maymont.
Discover Maymont's animals during close-up encounters! Maymont Estate, Richmond.  Directions: Nature Center.  11am-12pm.  $8, $6 members.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7168. 
 
January 21, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: NANETTE'S BAGUETTE
Barnes and Noble.
Mo Willems' hilarious new picture book, Nanette's Baguette, follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But . . . will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? 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. 
 
January 21, Saturday
BOAR'S HEAD SPORTS CLUB MEMBER OPEN HOUSE
Boar's Head.
Members are invited to experience Boar's Head Sports Club. Open house features tennis & squash clinics, Group X classes, gym games, Birdwood snag golf, refreshments and more. Bring a friend or family to share in the activities. Boar's Head.  11am.  $Free.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
January 21, Saturday
FAMILY ART JAM
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Programs combining age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities for children. Parents or other adult family members are encouraged to serve as assistants, models and collaborators. The Fralin Museum of Art.  Contact: Fralin Education Department.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-2050. 
 
January 21, Saturday
SNOW DAYS FESTIVAL
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Meet the 2017 Scholarship Snow Queen and enjoy visits from Anna and Elsa, an appearance by Olaf, winter art projects, science activities about snow, and an instrument petting zoo from the Richmond Symphony. CMor Short Pump.  10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7000. 
 
January 19-21
THEATRE CHS PRESENTS RENT
Theatre CHS.
Charlottesville High School Black Box Theatre.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2725. 
 
January 21, Saturday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. GEORGIA TECH
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer our 'Hoos at home against Georgia Tech. John Paul Jones Arena.  2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
January 22, Sunday
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
The Paramount Theater.
Disney's Alice in Wonderland [G] The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 youth 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
January 22, Sunday
BIG WOODS WALK
James Madison's Montpelier.
Hike through the National Landmark Forest--a rare hardwood climax forest composed of towering poplars, stately oaks and sprawling beeches. Learn about ecology, conservation and Madison's role as an early environmentalist. The mile trail is a gentle loop. Dogs on leash are welcome. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: Tour begins at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  2pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
January 19-22
DISNEY ON ICE: DARE TO DREAM
Richmond Coliseum.
Disney's princess stories and beloved fairytales come to the ice with scenes from Tangled, Snow White, Cinderella and the Princess and the Frog with hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse! 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. 
 
January 23, Monday
COVENANT SCHOOL STUDENT VISITATION DAY
The Covenant School.
Prospective students in grades 7-11 are invited to spend the day attending classes at Covenant's Upper School. RSVP required. The Covenant Upper School.  Email: admissions@covenantschool.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 220-7330. 
 
January 23, Monday
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
Crozet Library.
School's out and it's time to get building! Join other master builders for an hour of open-ended block building fun. The library provides the LEGOs, you being your imagination! Registration is requested and begins January 3. Crozet Library.  2pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 11.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
January 23, Monday
PAWS TO READ
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Lucy, a therapy dog. Lucy is a registered therapy animal with the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA who volunteers with her owner/handler, Ellen, as a team. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and bring a favorite book to read. For any young reader. Registration is required. Contact the library for more details. Crozet Library.  1-2pm.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
January 24, Tuesday
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS
The Jefferson Theater.
Mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringboard with the rule-breaking spirit of rock and roll, Greensky Bluegrass rocks the Jefferson Theater. The Jefferson Theater.  7pm doors, 8pm show.  $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
January 24, Tuesday
THE COVENANT SCHOOL LOWER OPEN HOUSE
The Covenant School.
Headmaster's Coffee and open house for prospective parents. Optional tours following the open house. The Covenant School.  8:30-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 220-7309. 
 
January 24, Tuesday
TRAVINIA FUNDRAISER FOR DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
Travinia.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will receive 15% of sales from this fundraising dinner. Travinia.  4-10pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3304. 
 
January 24, Tuesday
WARM WINTER READ-IN
JMRL- Crozet Library.
It's hard to make time to read for fun when school and life are so busy. Here's your excuse. Enjoy warm drinks, cozy blankets and an evening of relaxing reading. Grades 6-12. JMRL- Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
January 25, Wednesday
EMBRACE THE NEW YEAR WITH MEDITATION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Mediator Gerry Gorman teaches practical strategies to reduce stress and create healthier and more positive lifestyles. JMRL- Crozet Library.  7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
January 25, Wednesday
MORE FASCINATING THAN FICTION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and yes, sometimes more fascinating than fiction, it's NON-FICTION! Come into the library and listen to incredible stories, enjoy an afternoon snack and chat about books you've been reading. Registration is requested and begins January 9. Crozet Library.  3:30pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 9.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
January 24-26, Tuesday-Thursday
JEFFERSON AREA GIRLS LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS
Jefferson Area Girls Little League.
Walker Upper Elementary School.  6-8pm.  Contact: Karen Lilley.  Email: cklilley@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 953-8103. 
 
January 26, Thursday
TANDEMONIUM
Tandem Friends School.
The Tandem Friends School Arts Departments takes over C'Ville Coffee for the evening for a celebration of the arts. Listen to student music by our many talented groups, watch student-made films, view student artwork, purchase delicious food and drink from C'Ville Coffee. Come and enjoy a fun and soul-nourishing evening. C'ville Coffee.  6-8pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: contact@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1303. 
 
January 26, Thursday
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. VIRGINIA TECH
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home vs. Virginia Tech. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
January 27, Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET'S OPEN COMMUNITY AUDITION FOR "THE FIREBIRD"
Charlottesville Ballet is hosting an open community audition for its Children's Ballet: "The Firebird." All local children ages 5+ are welcome to audition. Previous dance experience is preferred but not required. $15 Audition Fee, $125 Performance Fee if selected. Charlottesville Ballet Studios.  Directions: 1885 Seminole Trail.  5-6:30pm.  Contact: Heather Lively.  Email: info@charlottesvilleballet.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-2555. 
 
December 30, January 6 & 27, Fridays
FIRESIDE FILM SERIES AT BOLD ROCK
Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Guests are invited to gather around the fireplace and enjoy a family-friendly movie! Food and hard cider will be available for purchase. The last Friday of the month offers an adult-focused film. December 30 film will be Good Will Hunting. January 6 film is family-favorite Matilda. Bold Rock.  Directions: 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford.  8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1030. 
 
January 27, Friday
LASER TAG FREE PLAY
Bounce Play-n-Create.
Get trained on the equipment and then battle through the Bounce Room using inflatable obstacles and slides to hide, explore and take out opponents. Ages 8 and up and open to adults. Limit 16. Bounce Play-n-Create.  6-7pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-1111. 
 
January 27, Friday
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WALDORF SCHOOL WINTERFEST
Charlottesville Waldorf School.
Grades 1-8 present a variety of performances including songs, poems, games and orchestral music. Burley Middle School, Rose Hill Dr..  6:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Amanda Tipton.  Email: cwsoffice@cwaldorf.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-4946. 
 
Fridays in January
TODDLER TIME AT MAYMONT: WINTER WIGGLES
Maymont.
Read stories, make crafts, have some free play and learn about what some animals do to survive during the winter months. Maymont Nature Center.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  10-11am.  $36 per child/parent pair, $29 members for all sessions.  Recommended for ages 1 to 4.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7168. 
 
January 27-28, Friday-Saturday
3RD ANNUAL INVENTORY SALE
The Market at Grelen.
Officially closed, the Market at Grelen will re-open for a sale. Up to 50% off many items, buy 1 get 1 60% off for paired items and more. The Market at Grelen.  Directions: Somerset.  10am-4pm.  Email: info@themarketatgrelen.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
January 28, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE PRESENTS: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE EVENT
Barnes and Noble.
Celebrate the release of The LEGO® Batman Movie. At each event, kids can collect two limited edition trading cards (while supplies last) featuring characters from the movie. Enjoy giveaways, make and play themed moments with LEGO® bricks and blocks plus much more. 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. 
 
January 28, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: STORYTIME WITH ARTHUR
Barnes and Noble.
Welcome Arthur to a special story time! Stories about his adventures with an activity to follow. Pictures with Arthur will be available after story time. Barnes and Noble.  12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
January 28, Saturday,
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO
Barnes and Noble.
A beautiful celebration of unconditional love. 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. 
 
January 28, Saturday
OPEN HOUSE AT CARVER AND SMITH AQUATIC
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
A free open house! Use either facility free of charge and experience them for yourself. Carver Recreation Center.  10am-2pm Carver, 1pm-5pm Smith.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kylie Cempre.  Email: cemprek@charlottesville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
January 28, Saturday
PACKING 101 AT PEACE FROGS TRAVEL/OUTFITTERS
Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.
A fun & informational packing class hosted by in-house packologists. Delve into the basic tips and tricks on keeping your suitcase organized and packing efficiently. Can't make it? Call to set up an appointment for a personal 15-minute packing demo. Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.  11am.  $Free.  Contact: Katie McKeown.  Email: katie@peacefrogstravel.com. For more info call: 977-1415. 
 
January 28, Saturday
SNOW DAYS FESTIVAL
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Meet the 2017 Scholarship Snow Queen and enjoy visits from Anna and Elsa, an appearance by Olaf, winter art projects, science activities about snow, and an instrument petting zoo from the Richmond Symphony. CMoR Fredericksburg.  10am-4pm.  $Free with admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 474-7062. 
 
January 28, Saturday
VOCALOSITY
The Paramount Theater.
An all-star ensemble of diverse young vocalists singing chart-topping hits in new a cappella arrangements. From 10th century Gregorian chant to doo wop, from Beatles tunes to the music of Bruno Mars--nothing is off limits! The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  Email: boxoffice@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
January 27-29, Friday-Monday
FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL AT WINTERGREEN
Wintergreen Resort.
A weekend of fun with games, races, demo days and s'mores around the campfire. Skiing, riding, tubing, skating and zipping will make this a favorite family vacation. Wintergreen Resort.  9am.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-2200. 
 
January 29, Sunday
LUNAR NEW YEAR
Children's Museum of Richmond - Central.
Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rooster with Japanese candy artist Masai Terasawa, who will be creating candy art masterpieces. See a traditional Lion Dance and Chinese folk dance performances, or learn calligraphy from the Richmond Chinese School at a calligraphy station. Children's Museum of Richmond.  Directions: 2626 W. Broad St.  10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7000. 
 
January 29, Sunday
UVA CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
Bringing an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community, the UVA Chamber Music Series presents the Rivanna String Quartet. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall. Old Cabell Hall, UVA.  3:30pm.  $Varies.  Contact: UVA McIntire Department of Music.  Email: artsboxoffice@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
January 29, Sunday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL LIVE ON BIG SCREEN
The Paramount Theater.
Watch UVA Men's Basketball live on the big screen! The 'Hoos take on Villanova. Tickets are free but online registration is encouraged. The Paramount Theater.  1pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
January 29, Sunday
WORKING WOODS WALK
James Madison's Montpelier.
Venture deep into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike guided by experts in forest conservation. Learn about cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature, both in the Madisons' time and today. Dogs on leashes are welcome. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: Begins at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  2pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 

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