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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 26, Thursday
WOMEN'S TRAVEL ALLIANCE WINTER MEETING
Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Womens Travel Alliance, a group to gather and connect like-minded women who are passionate about travel. Women of all ages and travel experiences are encouraged to come and network with other women, share special travel moments and learn about travel from the unique vantage point of the female traveler. Mix and mingle, recap 2016 experiences, share plans for the new year or bring a photo to share from a recent visit. Wine and nibbles provided. Snow date February 2. Speak! Language Center.  6:15-7:30pm.  $free.  Contact: Katie Decker.  Email: katie@peacefrogstravel.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1415. 
 
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 28, Saturday
2ND ANNUAL DANCEPARTY
Kiddie Academy of Charlottesville.
Join in this FREE DanceParty, where kids and parents alike will learn different dances, followed by an all-out dance party. Showcase your dance moves at an event designed to encourage all ages to explore the physical and mental health benefits of dance and movement. Kiddie Academy .  Directions: 325 Rivanna Plaza Drive (In front of AMF Keglers Lanes Bowling Alley) Charlottesville, VA 22901.  10am-12pm.  Email: charlottesville@kiddieacademy.net. For details, please click this link. 
 
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
TOT CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!
The PlayGround.
Join us for Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) crafts, activities, stories and lots of fun play to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster. The PlayGround, Staunton.  9am-1pm.  $0-10.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Contact: The PlayGround.  Email: admin@theplaygroundva.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-255-2896. 
 
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. 
 
January 31, 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. January reading: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Registration required and begins December 30. Crozet Library.  6-7:30pm.  $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. 
 
January 31, Tuesday
WELCOME WINTER READING: SNUGGLE UP WITH STORIES
JMRL - Central Library.
Warm up with toasty stories and songs to chase away the winter blues. Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite snuggly for cozy fun. Join the Winter Reading Program and earn a free book for your child. For babies through age 5 with a caregiver. JMR L- Central Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
February 1, Wednesday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. VIRGINIA TECH
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home against Virginia Tech. John Paul Jones Arena.  8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
16TH ANNUAL GOLDEN APPLE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Better Living Building Supply & Better Living Furniture.
Nominate your favorite teacher at a public or private school in Albemarle County or the City of Charlottesville! One winner will be selected from each school. Deadline February 2. Schools in Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5820. 
 
February 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. 
 
January 30 & February 2, Monday & Thursday
NEW CHILDREN'S CHOIR IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND CROZET
Children's Choir of Central Virginia.
The Children's Choir of Central Virginia is an exciting new organization that will serve children ages 8-12 from the communities of Charlottesville, Crozet and surrounding areas. No experience is needed. With two campuses, pick the location that works best. Interviews (auditions) will take place in Charlottesville February 2 and in Crozet on January 30. Rehearsals will begin the following week. Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church OR Crozet Memorial United Methodist Church .  Directions: 1901 Thomson Rd., Charlottesville OR 1156 Crozet Ave., Crozet.  see website.  Recommended for ages 8 to 12.  Contact: Brian Dean Sousa.  Email: childrenschoircentralva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-1180. 
 
February 2, Thursday
THE PREGNANCY CENTER PRESENTS JUMP FOR LIFE
The Pregnancy Centers of Virginia.
Half-price admission at Jump Trampoline Park for anyone who either brings a new baby item to donate or has a screenshot that they posted on social media with the hashtag #Jumpforlife. Bring family and friends to enjoy food and fun with the local Pregnancy Centers. Jump Trampoline Park,Jump Trampoline Park.  2-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Rachel Besecker.  Email: gratoefelice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 817-2355. 
 
February 2, Thursday
UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. GEORGIA TECH
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer on our 'Hoos at home vs. Georgia Tech. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
February 3, Friday
BILL STAINES IN CONCERT
North Branch School.
Folk legend Bill Staines performs. Attendees are invited to bring a dish and join Bill for a potluck supper, which begins promptly at 6:15pm. Tickets available at Greenberry's Coffee and North Branch. North Branch School.  Directions: 221 Mickens Road, Afton.  7pm.  $12/$3 kids advance, $15/$5 kids at the door.  Contact: Anya.  Email: anya@taproots.biz. For more info call: 540-849-0004. 
 
February 3, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Children's Museum of Richmond.
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. CMoR Central.  Directions: .  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 10.  Contact: Jenna Petrosino.  Email: education@c-mor.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7062. 
 

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