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November 20, Monday
FESTIVE BOOKPRINT WREATH
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Learn how to make a decorative wreath made from recycled book print. Required registration begins November 6. JMRL - Crozet Library.  Directions: 2020 Library Avenue.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 14 to 100.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
November 14 & 21, Tuesdays
BELLYCHEER: DINING IN ENGLAND 1580-1640
Agecroft Hall.
Food or medicine? In a 17th-century country house they were often the same thing. Enjoy a celebration of food and dining. Listen to a lively telling of uses of certain everyday foods, food preparation, manners, table etiquette, and customs on annual feast days. After the tour, enjoy refreshments and take home a tasty treat. Agecroft Hall, Richmond.  6-7:30pm.  $8 person.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-353-4241. 
 
November 21, Tuesday
HEALTHY SOUPS COOKING CLASS
Piedmont Family YMCA.
Make and take home six different dried soups and accompanying recipe cards to cook during the cold winter months. All supplies provided by the YMCA. Light fare will be served. Brooks Family YMCA.  6-7pm.  $40.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
November 21, Tuesday
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. HAMPTON
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home vs. Hampton. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
November 22, Wednesday
BE THANKFUL 5K
Wintergreen Resort / Bold Rock.
Walk off some of that Thanksgiving feast with a quick 5K. Net proceeds to benefit the Nelson County Community Fund. Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford.  $Varies.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-8180. 
 
November 23, Thursday
36TH ANNUAL BOAR'S HEAD TURKEY TROT
Boar's Head Inn.
Before your big feast, unite with friends and family to run or walk the annual 5k course to raise money for the UVA Children's Hospital. No pets, please. Early registration is recommended. Boar's Head Inn.  9am.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-7454. 
 
November 23, Thursday
9TH ANNUAL EARLYSVILLE TURKEY TROT 5K & KIDS HALF MILE RUN
Earlysville Turkey Trot.
Start off your holiday with a 5k run beginning and ending at the Rivanna Community Church Kids can participate in a free half mile race, and walkers are also welcome to take part in the festivities. Strollers welcome at the back of the pack. No dogs please. Benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. 601 Earlysville Green, Earlysville.  Directions: 3-way intersection of Earlysville Road, Reas Ford Road and Earlysville Forest Drive.  8:30am kid's race (12 and under), 9am 5k (6 and up).  $Varies per race.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Now-November, Weekend Afternoons
BARN AND FARM HISTORY DAYS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come enjoy the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area.This was formerly the showpiece of the working farm known as River View Farm. Enjoy the displays including an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open every weekend afternoon until Thanksgiving. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
November 23, Thursday
BLESSING OF THE HOUNDS
Grace Episcopal Church.
Enjoy a brief blessing ceremony, which includes bagpipes, a soloist, hounds and horses. Enjoy cider and donuts and the beginning of the hunt afterward. No pets allowed on church grounds. Grace Episcopal Church.  Directions: Route 231, Keswick.  10-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: parishadministrator@gracekeswick.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-3549. 
 
November 23, Thursday
KESWICK HALL GRAND BUFFET
Keswick Hall and Golf Club.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Keswick Hall. Keswick Hall and Golf Club.  11am, 1pm & 3pm.  $83 adult, $35 ages 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-3440. 
 
November 23, Thursday
THANKSGIVING DAY AT GRAVES' MOUNTAIN LODGE
Graves' Mountain Lodge.
Come spend Thanksgiving at Graves' Mountain Lodge feating on a buffet of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Seating times every half hour. Graves' Mountain Lodge, Syria.  11:30am-3pm, 5:30-7pm.  $$39.99 adult, 17 and under half price.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
November 23, Thursday
THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER AT MASSANUTTEN
Massanutten Resort.
Enjoy a stress-free, all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet at The Blue Ridge Buffet on Thanksgiving Day. Blue Ridge Buffet, Mcgaheysville.  12-10pm.  $15.95 adults, 12 and under $7.95, 2 and under eat free with adult.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-437-3390. 
 
November 24, Friday
BUY NOTHING DAY "YARD SALE"
Community Bikes.
Bring stuff, take stuff, browse stuff and celebrate Buy Nothing Day at Community Bikes. Community Bikes.  2-4pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 2-November 24
FOOTBALL WEEKENDS AT ALUMNI HALL
The UVA Alumni Association.
Gather at Alumni Hall three hours before kick-off for every home game. These tailgates feature live bands, tap takeovers by local breweries, kids activities, food, drinks and more. Several big-screen TVs let you catch all the college football gamed action too. One-way shuttle service is provided from Alumni Hall to Observatory Hill Dining Hall across from the stadium. The UVA Alumni Association.  Directions: 211 Emmet Street South.  $Free to attend; Food available for purchase.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Julia Bartus-Dobson.  Email: jcb9ed@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-9042. 
 
November 24, Friday
UVA FOOTBALL VS. VIRGINIA TECH
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on the 'Hoos at their final home regular season game versus their rival Virginia Tech. Scott Stadium.  TBD.  Email: uvatickets@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
November 24-25, Friday-Saturday
CHRISTMAS FAIR
The Frontier Culture Museum.
The Frontier Culture Museum offers their version of the traditional, German-inspired Christmas Market with open-air booths selling handcrafted artisan gifts. Over 20 vendors will attend. The Frontier Culture Museum.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (540) 332-7850. 
 
November 25, Saturday
FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Lollipop Shop.
Bring the whole family and your camera for this great opportunity to capture lasting memories and create family traditions. Lollipop Shop.  Directions: 270 Zan Road Seminole Square Shopping Center By Marshalls Charlottesville, Virginia.  1-3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-812-2103. 
 
November 25, Saturday
FRIENDSHIP, TRADE & FEAST AT HENRICUS HISTORICAL PARK
Henricus Historical Park.
Join English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to 17th-century Virginia residents. Immerse yourself in cooking, games, songs and dances common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. Registration required. Henricus Historical Park, Chester.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  10am-5pm.  $8 adult, $6 ages 6-12.  All ages welcome.  Email: henricus1611@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-748-1611. 
 
November 25, Saturday
LIGHTWIRE THEATER'S A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS
The Paramount Theater / Charlottesville Family.
Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including songs by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry, poignant story telling and performs in complete darkness. The Paramount Theater.  11:30am & 6pm.  $14.75-24.50.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
November 25, Saturday
MINI HOLIDAY TREE WORKSHOP
Wintergreen Resort.
Turn your mini tree into a tiny work of art with hemlock cones, an acorn angel, mini bows and baby’s breath. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen.  $15.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-8169. 
 
November 25, Saturday
MUSEUM SHOP SATURDAY
Poplar Forest.
Enjoy a day filled with special sales, music by Sons of Liberty, tastings and appearances by favorite vendors and craftsmen. Blacksmith L.T. Skinnell and wood crafters Richard McGann and Patrick Williams will be on-site to show off their wares. There will be festive food and drink for sampling and all merchandise will be 20% off. Poplar Forest.  11am-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-525-1806. 
 
November 24-25, Friday-Saturday
POINSETTIA OPEN HOUSE
Milmont Greenhouse.
Free homemade donuts and coffee, door prizes, fun and thousands of poinsettias (33 varieties) to get you feeling festive. An apple butter boil will take place Friday. Vendors will sell food, arts & crafts and gifts. Milmont Greenhouse, Waynesboro.  8am-5:30pm Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday.  Email: milmont@milmont.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-8408. 
 
November 25, Saturday
SILHOUETTES BY STUDIO ZERO
James Monroe's Highland.
Studio Zero Photography will offer sittings for couples, individuals and children for their modern take on the silhouette. Studio Zero is waiving the $100 sitting fee for silhouettes made at Highland for one day only. Each 15-minute sitting includes a complimentary house tour. Enjoy our newly revised house tour free of charge and take home your silhouette that day. James Monroe's Highland.  11am-5pm.  $30-$55.  Special Needs Accommodation: Reservation Optional  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
November 25, Saturday
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. HARVARD
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home vs. Harvard. John Paul Jones Arena.  2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
November 24-26, Friday-Sunday
40TH ANNUAL MODEL RAILROAD SHOW
Science Museum of Virginia.
Guests will enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Meet Clydesdales horses, watch a blacksmith in action and take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express. Compete in Train Trivia and see Museum educators perform fun holiday-themed demonstrations. Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demos and more. Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.  9:30am-5pm Friday & Saturday, 11:30am-5pm Sunday.  $14.50 adults, $13.50 youth/seniors, under 3 free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
November 24-26, Friday-Sunday
BURGERS, BOOZE AND SOUR BREWS: "SOUR HOUSE" GRAND OPENING
Three Notch'd Brewing Company.
Three Notch'd Brewery has opened a new "Sour House" and invites you to the grand opening celebration. Whether you prefer your brews with a hint of sour, or simply want to enjoy a weekend filled with food, outdoor activities, sour workshops and fun for the entire family, this is the perfect way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. Three Notch'd Brewing Sour House.  Directions: 946 Grady Ave.  3pm Friday, 12pm Saturday & Sunday.  For details, please click this link. 
 
November 25-26, Saturday-Sunday
DECK THE HALLS OPEN HOUSE
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Local makers and artisans along with Early Mountain food and wine. Holiday fun for the whole family. Early Mountain Vineyards.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005. 
 
Now-November 26
HEAR MY VOICE: NATIVE AMERICAN ART OF THE PAST AND PRESENT
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Exploring conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. A total of 56 works illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter and medium. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  $Free.  Email: info@vmfa.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-340-1400. 
 
November 26, Sunday
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Visit with Thomas Jefferson for free and see the house decorated for the holidays. The Shop at Monticello will offer tastings and treats. Monticello.  9am-4:30pm.  $Free.  Email: info@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
November 22-26, Wednesday-Sunday
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN
Wintergreen Resort.
The holiday season of family traditions at Wintergreen begins with Thanksgiving. Traditional feasts, the grand illumination of the courtyard, holiday workshops and family fun. Plus, enjoy the new tradition, the Be Thankful 5k at Bold Rock Cidery on Friday. Wintergreen Resort.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-8180. 
 
November 26, Sunday
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. DUQUESNE
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home vs. Duquesne. John Paul Jones Arena.  3:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
September-November, Fourth Mondays
BOOK BATCH: BOOK DISCUSSION FOR 5TH & 6TH GRADERS
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
Read and discuss great books, and enjoy a batch of cookies and snacks. Registration required. Free copies of the book provided. Limit 7. Gordon Avenue Library.  7-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
September-November, Monthly on Mondays (except December)
MAKE! MONDAYS
JMRL - Northside Library.
Registration for this creative event is required and begins 2 weeks before the program date. JMRL - Northside Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 10 to 14.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
September-November, Monthly on Mondays (except December)
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 begins September 1. 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: 973-7893. 
 
November 27, Monday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. WISCONSIN
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home! John Paul Jones Arena.  9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
November 27, Monday
WONDER WOMAN [PG-13]
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Come see the recent hit film Wonder Woman. JMRL- Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 5 to 9.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 17-November 28, Tuesdays (except Halloween)
BASIC GOOD MANNERS
Pampered Pets.
Dogs 17 weeks and older are invited to this class covering all the basic good manners that your dog needs to know to be a well-mannered member of the family: sit, down, stand, look, touch, wait, stay, come, leave it, trade, polite greeting and loose leash walking. Games will challenge and teach. You’ll be amazed at what your dog can do. Pampered Pets Training Center.  6-7pm.  $155.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-7387. 
 
November 21 & 28
BLANKETS & BOOKS: EVENING STORYTIMES
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Wear your pajamas and snuggle in with a favorite stuffed animal or blanket while listening to great stories before bedtime. Crozet Library.  Directions: 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 4 to 6.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
November 28, Tuesday
R.A.D. (READ AND DISCUSS) TEEN BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Read And Discuss. Free copy of the book included on a first-come first-serve basis. Grades 6-12. Registration required. JMRL - 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: 823-4050. 
 
November 29, Wednesday
3D PRINTED ORNAMENTS
JMRL- Central Library.
Personalize a simple ornament design with the help of JMRL staff and pickup the printed results at a later date. Registration is required and begins November 1. JMRL- Central Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
November 29, Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT
Charlottesville High School.
The renowned CHS Orchestra presents its winter concert, free and open to the public. Come hear great music! CHS/MLK Performing Arts Center.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-3278. 
 
November 29, Wednesday
EVERY ONE OF US: A CONVERSATION WITH RUBY SALES
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities / Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Civil rights icon and public theologian Ruby Sales will engage in a conversation with Charles Marsh, professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, moderated by Justin Reid, director of African American programs at VFH. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  6-7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-260-8720. 
 
November 29, Wednesday
THE LOST CITY OF Z [PG-13]
JMRL - Gordon Library.
See the 2016 film for free. JMRL- Gordon Library.  7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
November 29, Wednesday
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MARYLAND
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home vs. Maryland. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
November 30, Thursday
17TH ANNUAL LIGHTING OF THE LAWN
University of Virginia.
Lighting of the Lawn is a community event centered around a three hour entertainment show filled with singing, dancing, and various other speeches and performances. The show ends with a light show that illuminates the lawn in spectacular fashion. UVA Lawn.  7-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: alumni-assoc@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-9000. 
 
November 4-30
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE PRESENTS HARRY POTTER FILM SERIES
Alamo Drafthouse.
Want to see the Harry Potter series on the big screen for the first time or again? See them all between November 4 and 30. Alamo Drafthouse.  Various times.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
September-November
APPLE HARVEST CELEBRATION
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Join the Chiles family for music, food, weekend hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie and all things apple. Pick your own apples or buy them already picked. November is a great time to visit us with typically smaller crowds and great weather. Foliage viewing is at peak in the early part of the month! Carter Mountain Orchard.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
November 24-27 & 30
HOLIDAY WREATH WORKSHOPS
Monticello.
Monticello gardens staff will lead participants in these three-hour workshops. All materials (straw wreath forms, pins, wire, etc.) provided, including a cornucopia of over 75 natural materials. Bring hand pruners. Space is limited; one wreath per registered guest. David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, Monticello.  Varies by day.  $75.  Recommended for ages 14 to 100.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
November 30, Thursday
KAMASI WASHINGTON
The Jefferson Theater.
Kamasi Washington brings his progressive, improvisational musical stylings to Charlottesville and is joined by Moonchild. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $27.50 in advance, $30 day of show.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
Fourth Thursdays (except December)
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. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
November 28-30, Tuesday-Thursday
WREATH WORKSHOPS AT MAYMONT MANSION
Maymont.
Learn from the experts how to create the spectacular wreaths used at Maymont. Greens, forms, wire and instruction provided. Bring your own clippers and gloves. Create one special wreath to take home and help make another to decorate Maymont. Maymont, Richmond.  Directions: At the Stone Barn.  6-9pm Tuesday, 9am-12pm Wednesday & Thursday.  $30, $25 members.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166 . 
 

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