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February 13, Tuesday
BABES IN ARTLAND
The Fralin Museum of Art.
A program specifically designed for adult caregivers and their infant companions (18 months and younger). Join an educator and fellow parents for lively conversation about works of art on view, with baby coos and cries encouraged. Look and discuss in a supportive environment with time to share and ask questions about art and parenting. Slings over strollers are preferred when possible, and a 1:1 adult to infant ratio, but will work to accommodate parents of twins. The Fralin Museum of Art.  10-11am.  $Free.  Contact: Rhonda Deck.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
February 16, Friday
IT'S BIN FUN: SENSORY PLAY FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play which engages the senses. Things will get messy so dress appropriately. Ages 6-35 months. Registration requested. Drop-ins always welcome. Crozet Library.  10:30-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
Every Wednesday unless other posted
BABIES TOGETHER CLASSES
The Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs.
Babies Together is a 6 week class for parents and caregivers who have precrawling babies. Includes: Reading your baby's cues, facilitated movement, baby massage and lullabies, Songs, interactive play, lullabies, playing with the senses, attachment and the science of parenting, The importance of tummy time, Why activation and rest cycles are important and how to observe them in your baby, also known as the birth sequence and the cycle of satisfaction. 1710 Allied St. Suite 20B.  11:30am.  $Fee: $10 drop in, Purchase a card of 6 classes for $45.  Contact: Kate White.  Email: katercst@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-2002. 
 
Ongoing
INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT-YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Arc of the Piedmont.
Learn how to encourage your child's development and growth through play. For children with developmental delays or risk of developing delays. $free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 3.  Contact: Infant development project.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4003. 
 
NURSING MOTHER'S SUPPORT GROUP
Meet with a lactation consultant, get questions answered, weigh your baby, and get support from other moms. Bend Yoga.  12:30-1:30pm Fridays.  $free.  Email: mybbblc@gmail.com.
 
Fridays, see description for dates
PARENT-INFANT COMMUNITY AT MOUNTAINTOP MONTESSORI
Mountaintop Montessori.
For children birth to 18 month olds and their parents. Parents learn to observe, understand, respect and enjoy the individuality of their own and other infants. Babies follow their interests with appropriate objects to manipulate and other babies to watch and imitate. In this carefully designed space, they experience the joy of mastering new tasks. Offered each fall and spring The Spring 2017 session runs from March 10 until May 12 (with no class on March 31 and April 7). 8:30-9:45am & 10:00-11:15am sessions available. Mountaintop Montessori on Pantops.  Directions: Just west of the I64 Shadwell/250 exit.  8:30-9:45am & 10-11:15am.  $175 for 8 week session or $25 per class drop-in fee (space permitting).  Contact: Therese Benzinger.  Email: tbenzinger@mountaintopmontessori.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-8886. 
 
Ongoing session, proration available
PARENT/CHILD CLASS FOR BABIES AGES 4 - 10 MONTHS!
The Little Gym, Charlottesville.
Come try one of our "Bugs" classes and start working on all of the tools that they need to grow and be successful! Stretch and play in a safe, warm, nurturing environment, while giving your baby the opportunity to play with mom/dad/nanny/grandparents and the adults get to hang out with like-minded new friends! The Little Gym, 907 Gardens Blvd Charlottesville,VA 22901.  Directions: Behind Pier 1 Imports Rt. 29 North.  Tuesdays, 5:30pm or Thursdays, 11:30am.  $prorated.  Special Needs Accommodation: please call to reserve vist spot  Contact: The Little Gym.  Email: tlgchva@earthlink.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-5437. 
 
PARENT/CHILD CLASSES AT THE LITTLE GYM
Fun aerobics, stretching, tumbling, games, bubbles and more for ages infant-3 years. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-5437. 
 
Ongoing, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
WELCOME TO MOTHERHOOD
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Share the ups and downs of this challenging time. Plan to bring your baby and relax with new friends who understand what being a new mother is really all about. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  10:30am to 12pm.  $free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-7009. 
 
February 12, Tuesday
SIBLING CLASS
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Letting children know what to expect from a new family member can help them adjust. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the hospital, learn how to hold the baby and what it means to be a big brother or big sister. Helpful information for parents is also given. Martha Jefferson Hospital.  Directions: 500 Martha Jefferson Drive.  Recommended for ages 4 to 7.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
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EXERCISE CLASSES
Great health clubs and exercise classes abound, from yoga to water aerobics. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive listings of health clubs for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Sundays
PINTS AND POSES
Random Row.
A light Hatha yoga class from certified yoga instructor Shannon followed by a pint of beer, kombucha or col-brewed coffee. Random Row Brewing Co.  Directions: 608 Preston Ave.  10:45-11:45am.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8466. 
 
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January 22-February 12, Mondays
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Parent Resource Center.
A free 4-week workshop series covering various topics that will help parents understand and assist their children with autism spectrum disorders. Piedmont Regional Education Program.  Directions: 1434 Rolkin Ct.  5:30-7pm.  $Free.  Email: danama@k12albemarle.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-9400. 
 
February 11-25, Sundays
RESPECTFUL PARENT-CHILD CLASSES
Our Neighborhood.
In these play-based parent-child classes, children will be invited to play as parents observe and learn through the facilitation of the Our Neighborhood team. Classes will provide in-the-moment coaching for parents to learn the skills presented in the workshops offered. Each session will have a focus but the primary goal will be to answer your questions and model working-with techniques so you can deepen your skills. Adults and children will be in the classroom together. ​ Our Neighborhood Child Development Center, 2110 Ivy Road.  3:30-5pm.  $50.  Contact: Jennifer Slack.  Email: director@ourneighborhoodcdc.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-8639. 
 
4th Monday of every month
BIRTH CIRCLE COMMUNITY NIGHT
Birth Circle.
New and expectant parents gather for an informal discussion of pregnancy, birth, and all aspects of parenthood. Community Night provides a welcoming space for partners, spouses, friends, and relatives to enjoy the community that Birth Circle regularly creates and nurtures among moms and moms-to-be. Sugar Snap Consignment.  Directions: 480 Shoppers World Court - six doors down from Whole Foods in the corner of the shopping center.  7pm.  $FREE.  Contact: Sugar Snap.  Email: sugarsnap@me.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-0736. 
 
FREE PARENT SEMINAR FOR DRIVER EDUCATION
Albemarle County Public Schools.
The seminar is a requirement for families with students pursuing a driver's license. Any student registering for behind-the-wheel training must provide the certificate of attendance for the Parent Seminar to participate. Register online at http://www.opendoors1.org/ Albemarle, Western, and Monticello High Schools.  7-9pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-9450. 
 
Last Thursday of every Month
NEWBORN CARE BASICS
UVA Ob/Gyn.
Learn how to take care of your little one. Learn sleeping and eating patterns, the importance of attachment and how to calm a fussy baby. Baby care basics such as baths, diaper changing, and when to call the doctor reviewed as well. November class will occur on Nov. 17 due to Thanksgiving. University of Virginia Hospital.  6:30-8:30pm.  $15 (includes take home materials).  All ages welcome.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: prenatal classes@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-9920. 
 
Third Thursdays
NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.
Anyone interested in getting practice with non-violent communication can join Our Neighborhood's "Non-violent Communication (NVC) Practice" sessions. A facilitated session that supports the developing skills through practice exercises and exploration of personal communication challenges is offered free of charge. Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.  Directions: 2110 Ivy Road.  7-8:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Jennifer Slack.  Email: support@ourneighborhood.community. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-8639. 
 
Ongoing
PEDIATRIC & INFANT CPR
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
This course consists of lectures and practice on mannequins which offers the opportunity to become trained in Infant & Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The course will include pediatric safety, foreign body airway obstruction and causes of pulmonary and cardiac arrest in children. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  $call for fee and times.  Email: info@mjh.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-7009. 
 
First Monday of Every Month
TRANSPARENTING
Children Youth & Family Services.
This is a one-time, four-hour monthly class held for separated or divorced parents who are both involved in parenting their children but are having some difficulty working together. Class is held on the first Monday of every month, plus: Saturday, January 5; Saturday, February 23; and Saturday, March 23. CYFS, 1000 East High Street.  4-8pm.  $50 fee/sliding scale.  Contact: Debbie Baber.  Email: dbaber@cyfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4118 ext. 0. 
 
Third Tuesday of every month EXCEPT June, July, August and December
TUNE IN: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD
HiYH and Coaching Cville.
Tune In is a parent-run support group for caregivers and parents of children and youth with ADD/ADHD. We will share resources and provide support, conversation, and camaraderie. Meetings alternate between an open discussion format and presentations/forums with local professionals in the field. Topics may include parenting strategies, summer planning ideas, classroom accommodations, managing transitions and other challenges, peer relationships, family dynamics, etc. Fontana Neighborhood Clubhouse.  Directions: Fontana Court.  7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September-May, Wednesdays
SURVIVING THE TEEN YEARS
Children, Youth & Family Services.
This is a six-week class designed for parents with their youth ages 10-18 that uses videos, simple reading assignments, class discussions, group problem solving and other class exercises. Based on an established national parenting curriculum. Children, Youth & Family Services.  Directions: 1000 East High Street. 250 bypass to Locust Ave turn left onto East High and CYFS is immediately on the right side of the street before you hit 11th street.  6-7:30pm.  $130 per family, $100 per couple or $80 per individual.  Contact: Jack Gallagher.  Email: jgallagher@cyfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4118 ex 257. 
 
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1st and 3rd Sundays
BABY AND ME: A CLASS FOR BIG BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Letting children know what to expect from a new family member can help them adjust. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the hospital, learn how to hold the baby and what it means to be a big brother or big sister. Helpful information for parents is also given. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  3-4pm.  $free.  Email: info@mjh.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-7009. 
 
First Saturday of every month
BASICS IN BABY CARE
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Being comfortable with the details of caring for a baby can give you an extra measure of confidence. This class is designed to prepare you for the care of your newborn. It includes bathing, feeding, infant stimulation and safety. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  9-10am.  $30.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
Third Mondays
BIRTH CIRCLE
Birth Matters Virginia.
Monthly gathering for women. Share birth stories and discuss questions and concerns surrounding pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Bend Yoga.  7:15-9:15pm.  $Free.  Contact: April Wang.  Email: bmva.charlottesville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-2499. 
 
Fourth Saturday of every month
BREASTFEEDING BASICS
UVA Health System.
A Lactation Consultant will help you prepare for a good start and provide support and information for a great breastfeeding experience. Fee includes a book to take home: "Breastfeeding 101." University Hospital.  Directions: 8th Floor/Women's Place Classroom, 8410.  10am to 12pm.  $15.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-9920. 
 
Tuesdays
HOSPITAL TOUR FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
For those considering or planning to deliver at Martha Jefferson Hospital, this tour will help prepare you for the hospital experience by introducing you to the Family Centered Maternity Care Unit, which includes the birthing area, nursery and postpartum rooms. Martha Jefferson Hospital.  6pm & 7pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
Final Tuesdays
MEET THE MIDWIVES
Winding River Birth Center.
Come and meet the midwives of the Winding River Birth Center. Tour the birth center and ask any questions about out-of-hospital birth. The first of these events takes place July 25. Winding River Birth Center.  7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: doulanichole@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 533-0543. 
 
PARENTCARE E-MAIL SERVICE
UVA Women's Place.
ParentCare e-mail service offers weekly e-mails that follow the months through pregnancy and the first year of baby's life. Fun, free and full of great information. $Free.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-9920. 
 
Ongoing
PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Prepare yourself and your support person for the birth of your baby. This series of classes includes the following topics: understanding and managing the different stages of labor through relaxation, labor positions and breathing techniques; medication options; and Caesarean birth. Class space is limited, register early in your pregnancy! Martha Jefferson Hospital, Anne Cary Conference Room.  Directions: 400 Martha Jefferson Drive.  6 week series includes Baby Basics and tour. Call to schedule..  $120/6 wk. series.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-7009. 
 
Third Saturday of every month
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH QUICK CLASS
UVA Health System.
This one day class will help you understand stages of labor,and discuss relaxation techniques and other coping skills. Includes information about interventions and postpartum care. A tour of labor and delivery is included. University Hospital.  9am-4pm.  $50.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-3678. 
 
Tuesdays
PREPARING FOR BIRTH AND BABY
UVA Health System.
This five part series will cover all you need to know about the labor process, relaxation techniques, options for pain relief and hospital policies. We will also discuss how to work with your health care team to make the best birth experience for you. Basics in baby care and typical newborn behavior is covered in the third class of the series by a Nursery nurse. It is a comprehensive class that will help you gain confidence for the birth of your baby and starting out your new family. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  $60.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-3678. 
 
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PARENTING NETWORK OF CHARLOTTESVILLE (PNOC)
Parenting Network of Charlottesville.
PNOC: Parenting Network of Charlottesville, serves parents with children of all ages in the greater Charlottesville area as a networking and discussion forum. PNOC is a place to exchange ideas and information, and to network about activities and resources. All topics related to parenting are open for discussion. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
ALBEMARLE COUNTY SPECIAL-NEEDS-KIDS PARENTS' GROUP
A Brownsville parent has created a forum for parents/caregivers of special-needs students in ACPS, in order to share resources, support each other, keep informed about county initiatives, and to work together to better advocate for special-needs children. Please email for an invitation. Contact: Cherie Salerno.  Email: cheriesalerno@yahoo.com. For more info call: 243-2219. 
 
Second Wednesday of the month
CHARLOTTESVILLE REGION AUTISM ACTION GROUP
Charlottesville Region Autism Action Group.
Commonwealth Autism Service has recently partnered with local agencies, schools and family members in the Charlottesville Region to initiate the Charlottesville Region Autism Action Group (CRAAG). Developed to help maximize "value added" autism services by bringing together local stakeholders, Autism Action Groups consist of members from local communities who have a desire to actively and collaboratively work toward providing quality services and resources for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The CRAAG supports all communities served by the Region 10 Community Services Board. Group participants include self-advocates, family members, educators, private and public service providers, and other concerned individuals. Region Ten Conference Room.  Directions: 504 Old Lynchburg Road.  10am-12pm.  Email: craag1@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-736-9040. 
 
CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER'S IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Do you have a child with Asperger's in Elementary school? If so, come join a support group to meet other parents of children that have Asperger's and are elementary aged in the public school system. Call for dates and location. Contact: Heather.  Email: hlbayers@gmail.com. For more info call: 973-5652. 
 
Tuesdays
EXPECTANT MAMAS CAFE
Month 10 Postpartum Doulas.
Pregnant? New parent or caregiver? Have questions about your growing family? Want to connect with other new parents? If so, come meet with the postpartum doulas from Month 10. They will answer any questions, listen to stories and be a part of your growing family's support system. The postpartum doulas are able to help with such topics as newborn care, mother care, sibling/father transition, infant feeding, calming and comforting your baby, sleep and more. Cville Coffee.  Directions: 1301 Harris St.  12:30-1:30pm Tuesdays.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Month 10 Doulas.  Email: month10doulas@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 910-322-4169. 
 
FAMILIES UNITED THROUGH ADOPTION
Offering a full range of information and support for families interested in adoption. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 923-8253. 
 
First Tuesday of the month
FOSTERING ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Adoptive Family Preservation.
A monthly adoption support group that is an opportunity for adoptive parents to share their stories, seek advice, resources, support and laughs with a been-there-done-that group. On-site childcare is offered with RSVP. Aldersgate United Methodist Church .  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  6-8pm.  Contact: Maureen Oswald, Adoptive Parent Liaison.  Email: luvadopt@aol.com. Reservations are required.  For more info call: 973-2981. 
 
HOMESCHOOLING GROUPS
There are many wonderful homeschool groups in our community. Click here to see a complete listing. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Monday & Second Wednesday of the month
LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETINGS
La Leche League of Charlottesville offers mother-to-mother support, education and encouragement for breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be. LLL holds FREE monthly breastfeeding support meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and the 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The atmosphere is casual, moms bring their babies or come on their own, there are toys for toddlers to play with at the morning meeting, and you will be able to tend to your baby or child's needs. http://lllcville.blogspot.com/ Bend Yoga on Mondays; Westminster Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays.  7pm Monday; 10-11am Wednesday.  $free.  Contact: Sarah Bedford.  Email: sarahebedford@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-1863. 
 
First and Third Thursdays of every month (except holidays)
POST-PARTUM SUPPORT GROUP
The Women's Initiative.
Join us in creating a supportive circle for moms. Call or email to register. The Women's Initiative.  Directions: 1007 East High St. .  6:30-8pm.  $free.  Recommended for ages 18 to 55.  Contact: Amy Lane.  Email: alane@thewomensinitiative.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 872-0047. 
 
monthly, see schedule for details
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Albemarle County School District.
Provides advice concerning unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities and assists in the formulation and development of long-range plans for these children. Any parent may attend committee meetings. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: Room 320, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville.  7-9pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: albemarleseac@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-6442. 
 
SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
This group is for parents, family members, friends, loved ones, and professionals of kids with special needs in the Charlottesville and surrounding areas. The group welcomes all who are interested in networking with other parents for information, resources, and those who wish to support other families with children who have special needs. Albemarle, Fluvanna, Green, Louisa, Nelson, Augusta, Orange, Madison, and other surrounding counties are all welcome. Go to facebook.com, then search on SpecialNeedsKidsOfCharlottesville.
 
fourth Tuesday of the month
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
Piedmont Chapter of The Compassionate Friends.
A voluntary self-help support group for families who have experienced the death of a child. Meetings include sharing as well as guest speakers. Not affiliated with any particular religion or political organization. The Church of Our Saviour.  Directions: 1165 East Rio Road, Charlottesville.  7pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ginny Smith.  Email: ginnysmith1@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-8844. 
 
Second Tuesday of every month
TUNE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Tune in Charlottesville.
A new parent-run support group is forming for caregivers and parents of children and youth with ADD/ADHD. This is an opportunity to meet and share experiences with people who understand and have been there. We will share resources and provide support, conversation, and camaraderie. The Women's Initiative.  Directions: 1007 East High Street.  7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Mondays
ZERO TO ONE DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUP
Bend Yoga, The Women's Initiative.
This new drop-in support group is for parents who would like to connect with other parents at the same stage of life. Receive professional guidance and support, and learn ways to get in tune with yourself and your baby through mindfulness and interactive play. Bend Yoga.  11am-12pm.  $10, coupons available based on financial need through The Women's Initiative (call 872-0047).  Email: kelly@bendyoga.com.
 
Fourth Thursday of every month
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
Piedmont Chapter of The Compassionate Friends.
A voluntary self-help support group for families who have experienced the death of a child. Meetings include sharing as well as guest speakers. Not affiliated with any particular religion or political organization. The Church of Our Saviour.  Directions: 1165 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA.  7pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Email: ginnysmith1@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-8844. 
 
REMEMBERANCE THURSDAYS- PERINATAL AND INFANT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
UVA Health System.
We welcome you to join us for rememberance and support ongoing- every 1st Thursday of the month light refreshments and free parking provided UVA Children's Hospital Battle Building- 1204 West Main St. 3rd floor ,UVA Children's Hospital Battle Building- 1204 West Main St. 3rd floor .  7- 8:30 p.m..  $free.  Contact: Joy Miller.  Email: jrg7c@virginia.edu. For more info call: 434-243-2617. 
 
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January 20, Saturday
DESPICABLE ME 3 PARENT'S SURVIVAL NIGHT
The Little Gym Charlottesville.
Parents get a night off while the kids have fun. The evening begins with gymnastics and tumbling followed by a pizza party and then heading into the gym with popcorn to watch Despicable Me 3. Kids end the evening with more games and fun with the parachute, airmat and more. The Little Gym Charlottesville.  6:45-9:45pm.  $Varies.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-5437. 
 
Second Fridays
DATE NIGHT AT BOUNCE PLAY-N-CREATE
Bounce Play-n-Create.
Enjoy a night out while kids enjoy pizza and bouncing. 6-9pm.  $25 for 1st child, $10 for additional sibling.  Recommended for ages 3 to 10.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-1111. 
 
KIDSITTING
Need some time off to catch up on some errands or go out to dinner? Do you have a plan for when the kids are off from school? A few businesses around town offer extra special child care/recreation programs for just such occasions. All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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January 20, Saturday
PANEL DISCUSSION "ENVISIONING THE FUTURE: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION"
University of Virginia Bicentennial / Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity.
Panelists include Derrick Alridge, professor, and Robert Pianta, dean, of UVA's Curry School of Education; Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College; Beverly Hogan, president of Tougaloo College; and UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan. Rotunda Dome Room, UVA.  1-2:30pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 22, Monday
DISTINGUISHED LEARNING SERIES PRESENTS: SAUL WILLIAMS
The Paramount Theater / UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Poet, actor, hip-hop artist, writer and activist Saul Williams comes to the Paramount. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
Sundays
RADIO TALK SHOW - EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH - ON WVAX 1450AM
Holistic Pediatrics & Prax Chiropractic.
Join Doctors Brian and Jennifer Prax along with Dr. Eric Rydland on Sundays at 8:30am for "Exploring Options for Children's Health." Each week a new topic relating to Children's Health will be discussed. Local Radio on WVAX 1450 AM.  8:30 to 9am.  $free.  Contact: Jennifer Prax.  Email: info@chiroprax.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-5433. 
 
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2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month ongoing
BUMBLEBEES AND BUTTERFLIES PLAYGROUP
Stanardsville United Methodist Church.
A time for children ages 0-Pre-K to play, have story time, crafts and music in a Christian environment while moms have time to gather and share. some field trips and moms' nights out included at various times. Stanardsville United Methodist Church.  Directions: 29 north, turn left on 33. Turn right on 33 buisness and turn left onto Ford avenue. Church is located on Court street..  10 am unless otherwise noted.  $free.  Contact: Julie Nitzsche.  Email: jan2e@virginia.edu. For more info call: 990-8375. 
 
EARLY LEARNING PLAYGROUPS
Children, Youth & Family Services.
Early learning playgroups for children 0-6 from low-income families with their parents or caregiver: Come Play! Each week explore all of the many toys the Parenting Mobile has to offer: baby toys galore, shape sorters, puzzles, blocks, trains, scooters and more! Parks Edge, Southwood, Westhaven neighborhoods.  Times vary; call for information.  $free.  Contact: Hilary Nagel.  Email: hnagel@cyfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4118 ext. 238. 
 
Every first Sunday of the month
ELA NA PAIXOUME! THE GREEK READING AND PLAYGROUP
This group meets every first Sunday of the month. Parents take turns reading books in modern Greek, and play traditional games and hang out! Prior exposure to Greek language helpful (there is no language instruction). The current group focuses on ages 3-7. 3-4pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 7.  Contact: N Hild.  Email: n@hild.org. Reservations are required.  For more info call: N/A. 
 
FLUVANNA MOTHER'S GROUP
Fluvanna Mother's Group is an organization that offers an open playgroup for children up to age 6 and their caregivers - moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. It provides an indoor play area for the children and an opportunity for caregivers to socialize. A variety of toys, including tumbling mats, tricycles, train sets, and blocks are available. Special events occur throughout the season, including an Easter egg hunt and an end-of-the year cookout. Carysbrook Gym.  Directions: From Charlottesville, take 64 east to exit 136, make a right off the exit onto James Madison Hwy. Located approximately 15 miles on the left near softball fields.  $free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 6.  Contact: Bridgett Respess.  Email: vakidgroup@yahoo.com. For more info call: 804-375-3356. 
 
Ongoing, Wednesdays
GERMAN PLAYGROUP
Instructor is a native speaker with extensive experience teaching young children. The kids learn through fun activities such as games, crafts, and songs. Call for location and times.  $free.  Recommended for ages 4 to 7.  Contact: Monique VanLandingham or Wendi Rushmann.  Email: moniquevanl@hotmail.com. Reservations are required.  For more info call: 295-4027. 
 
Ongoing
MOMS CLUB OF CHARLOTTESVILLE - NORTH
The MOMS Club of Charlottesville-North is a nonprofit group that offers activities and support to stay-at-home moms and moms with a flexible work schedule. Please contact one of the membership people for a calendar of daily activities, including monthly meetings, speakers, playgroups, park days, crafts, outings, MOM's nights out, service projects to benefit children in need, and much more. All moms are welcome! Meets weekly, contact for day and time.  Email: cvillemoms4you@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Thursdays
PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
University Baptist Church.
Parents of kids 5 and under are welcome to this free playgroup that features playtime, art, music and snack. During the school year, the group also features a free "Parent's Morning Out" on the second Thursday of every month. University Baptist Church.  Directions: 1223 West Main Street.  9:30-11:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Contact: Will Brown.  Email: wbrown@universitybaptist.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-5106. 
 
STUDENTS WITH CHILDREN
Students With Children.
Network with other parents who are also attending the University of Virginia. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students. Call for location and times. Call for location and times.  Email: studentswithchildren@virginia.edu.
 
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January 13, Saturday
AN EVENING WITH BEN HERNANDEZ, ANDY THACKER & JAY STARLING
The Front Porch.
Enjoy a concert featuring an all-star bluegrass trio, including members of Love Cannon and Gallatin Canyon! The Front Porch.  8-10:30pm.  $12 advance, $15 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-242-7012. 
 
January 18, Thursday
THE OPULENCE OF INTEGRITY
The Paramount Theater.
Come for this theatrical, multimedia ensemble work influenced by the public life and inner searching of boxing superstar, Muhammad Ali. Inspired by his career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr and human being, choreographer Christal Brown includes elements of boxing, hip-hop, martial arts, modern dance and theater to illuminate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. A complimentary lecture precedes the show at 6:45pm. The Paramount Theater.  7:30pm, 6:45pm lecture.  $24.75 adult, $14.75 student.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
Now-January 19, 2018
DRAWN TO CHARLOTTESVILLE GROUP EXHIBITION
Second Street Gallery.
This exhibition will examine what draws people to this diverse and culturally rich community and will look at the kind of work these 12 unique artists are creating in Charlottesville. Second Street Gallery.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 19, Friday
FREE MOVIE FRIDAY: "LOVING VINCENT" [PG-13]
PVCC Student Art Club.
Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters. Piedmont Virginia Community College, V. Earl Dickinson Building.  7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-3900. 
 
January 19, Friday
SNOWMAN'S BALL 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: 434-361-2470. 
 
January 20, Saturday
24/7
Live Arts.
Written overnight. Rehearsed all day. Performed once for you. The Gibson Theater, Live Arts.  7pm & 9:30pm.  $15, $10 seniors/students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-4177. 
 
January 20, Saturday
2ND ANNUAL WASSAIL
Castle Hill Cider.
Enjoy a traditional wassailing ceremony. Castle Hill Cider.  Directions: 6065 Turkey Sag Rd., Keswick.  4-9pm.  $20 advance, $25 at the door.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-0047. 
 
January 20, Saturday
A VIEW FROM A TRAIN: DECODING THE MUSIC OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Explore the coded meanings behind the legendary songs that guided and inspired thousands of the enslaved population who embarked on a dangerous journey into the North in search of freedom between 1840 and 1860. Horace Scruggs and his band return with another “learning and listening” concert to uncover the history behind the music that both literally and metaphorically pointed the way. PVCC V. Earl Dickinson Building.  Directions: 501 College Drive.  7:30pm.  $12 adults, $10 students/seniors.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: wheelchair accessible  Contact: PVCC Box Office.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
January 20, Saturday
AN EVENING WITH JOE NEWBERRY
The Front Porch.
Known around the world for his exquisite clawhammer banjo playing, Joe Newberry is also a powerful guitarist, singer and songwriter. The Front Porch.  8pm.  $12 advance, $15 at the door.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3296. 
 
January 20, Saturday
ANTE UP COMEDY HOST BATTLE
The Ante Room.
Ante Up Comedy returns with another edition of the well-loved Host Battle, featuring your hosts Winston Hodges and Chris Alan on the wireless mics ready to take on any comic that gets on stage. Ages 18+. The Ante Room.  8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 20, Saturday
DONNA THE BUFFALO
The Jefferson Theater.
With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
January 20, Saturday
SELF-DEFENSSE CLASS
Piedmont YMCA.
Join a Self-Defense Instructor that draws on his experience as a martial arts instructor, Border Patrol Agent, and NCIS tactical team leader to share the most effective techniques for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. This is a hands-on, practical course where you will learn and practice self-defense techniques. Ages 15+. Brooks Family YMCA.  1-5pm.  $25 members, $40 nonmembers.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-974-9622. 
 
January 20, Saturday
THE ROAD TO COLLEGE
JMRL - Central Library.
Beginning to think about some of the potential pathways to begin preparing for college? Families and parents of 8th grade students especially are invited to attend this informative session. There is no cost to attend though it is strongly encouraged that families RSVP. JMRL - Central Library.  2-3:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
January 20, Saturday
THE ROAD TO COLLEGE: A WORKSHOP FOR EIGHTH-GRADE PARENTS
Renaissance School / JMRL.
This is a workshop specifically for parents as they look forward to preparing their college-bound child for success in life after high school. It is open to all parents of students who may be new to the process of college counseling in high school. Topics to be included: finding the right high school fit for your child, middle school to high school transition, the college counseling process and what to expect and much more. Central Branch, JMRL.  2-3:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Richelle Claiborne.  Email: rclaiborne@renaissanceschool.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-1952. 
 
January 20, Saturday
WINE DINNER AT THE INN AT WILLOW GROVE
The Inn at Willow Grove.
Enjoy four courses, perfectly paired with wines from M. Chapoutier Winery. The Inn at Willow Grove.  6-9pm.  $125.  Email: vintagerestaurant@innatwillowgrove.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-317-1206. 
 
January 21, Sunday
CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Early Mountain Vineyards.
This workshop is intended to help guide the student in learning the basic letterforms of copperplate calligraphy with the proper professional tools and knowledge. It is a great class for beginner calligraphers as well as those who have never worked with pen and ink before. Ideal for anyone interested in the wedding industry, starting a business, brides, grooms, crafting and more. Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison.  1:30-4:30pm.  $175.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005. 
 
January 21, Saturday
COOKING CLASS WITH TERRE SISSON
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.  11am-2pm.  $68.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7105. 
 
January 19-21, Friday-Sunday
HAPPINESS PROGRAM
The Art of Living Foundation.
Give yourself a happy start this new year. Don't just settle for happy-ish. Experience a mix of yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and practical wisdom in the Art of Living Happiness Program. 225 Colonnade Drive Apt # 1 .  Contact: Abhaya Vinod.  Email: abhayaks86@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 443-808-4225. 
 
January 21, Sunday
ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY
Prism Coffeehouse.
This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. C'ville Coffee.  7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  $14 advance, $16 at the door. 
 
January 22, Monday
ARCHANGEL FOR A DAY
Charlottesville Catholic School.
Pre-K through 8th grade students are invited to tour the school, meet teachers and administrators, and follow the schedule for their respective grade. Spend the day at Charlottesville Catholic School and experience how awesome it is to be an Archangel. RSVP to admissions@cvillecatholic.org. Charlottesville Catholic School.  1-3pm.  Email: admissions@cvillecatholic.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-964-0400. 
 
January 22, Monday
DISTINGUISHED LEARNING SERIES PRESENTS: SAUL WILLIAMS
The Paramount Theater / UVA School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Poet, actor, hip-hop artist, writer and activist Saul Williams comes to the Paramount. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
January 23, Tuesday
2018 COMMUNITY MLK KEYNOTE CELEBRATION: "WE ARE THE CHANGE WE SEEK"
The Paramount Theater.
Joy Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and host of "AM Joy" and "The Reid Report," is the 2018 Community MLK Celebration keynote speaker. This event is free and open to the public, however, tickets are required. A free pre-event reception will begin at 5:30pm. The Paramount Theater.  6:30pm, 5:30pm pre-event reception.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
January 23, Tuesday
NOVEL REVISION WORKSHOP
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Writing is rewriting! Learn techniques for revising your plot, making your sentences sing and helping your characters leap off the page. Ideal for folks with in-progress or finished novels, but all creative writers can benefit. Grades 6 through adult. Crozet Library.  Directions: 5791 Three Notch'd Rd, Crozet.  6:30-8pm.  Recommended for ages 11 to 99.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 24, Wednesday
BASICS OF WINE & CHEESE PAIRING
Tilman's.
Learn the basics of wine and cheese pairings and how to confidently pair wine & cheese and how to avoid those pairings that make a good wine and cheese fall flat. Debbie Shick of Dionysus will be on hand to pour wines from her portfolio and answer all of your wine questions. Tilman's Cheese & Wine Bar.  6:30-8:30pm.  $30.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 12 & 24, Friday & Wednesday
HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
CV SBDC.
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you. Review the steps to a successful business start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Pre-registration is required. Suite 107 Virginia Workforce Center.  Directions: 2211 Hydraulic Rd.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  Email: events@cvsbdc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-298-8198. 
 
January 24, Wednesday
VIRGINIA REELERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB OPEN HOUSE
Virginia Reelers.
See for yourself how much fun square dancing is. No experience, partner, dancing ability or special clothing needed. Learn while you dance. Bring a partner or come alone. Greer Elementary School Cafeteria.  7pm.  $Free and open to public.  Email: virginiareelers.com. For more info call: 434-295-2474. 
 
January 25, Thursday
CENTRAL FILM SERIES: CLASS DIVIDE (2016)
JMRL - Central Library.
Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  7pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
January 25, Thursday
THE WOOD BROTHERS
The Jefferson Theater.
Soulful folk singers The Wood Brothers perform along with The Stray Bird. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $25 advance, $28 day of show.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4980. 
 
January 26, Friday
MEDITATION FOR NEW BEGINNINGS
JMRL - Northside.
Learn effective techniques to reduce stress and enhance relaxation. Improve your overall health and promote inner growth with this short meditation sitting. Meditator Gerry Gorman leads the workshop. Ages 14+. Northside Library.  11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
January 12-26
NEW CITY ARTIST EXCHANGE
Welcome Gallery / New City Arts Initiative.
The New City Artist Exchange is an annual, artist-led New City Arts program that brings together local artists to create and exchange a unique set of artworks with one another. Welcome Gallery.  5-7:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 26, Friday
THE WILDMANS + MIKE MITCHELL TRIO
The Front Porch.
Live music at The Front Porch. The Front Porch.  7:30-10:30pm.  $15 advance, $18 at the door.  Email: emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
January 26, Friday
WADADA LEO SMITH EXHIBIT OPENING AND ARTIST TALK
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith's visual art will be on display. All are invited to attend the opening of the exhibition. A reception will take place followed by the artist talk. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  6-8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-260-8720. 
 
January 27, Saturday
BLUE & SILVER DINNER
The Field School.
A relaxed adult-only dining experience that is open to the public. Renowned Field School Culinary Expert Patrick Critter crafts a delectable meal. Eighth-grade students provide table service. Ticket price includes meal, beverages and dessert along with entertainment. The Field School, Crozet.  7-10pm.  $60.  Email: field@fieldschoolcv.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 923-3435. 
 
January 27, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION JOB FAIR
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation is hiring. Come to the job fair to find which jobs are available and apply for them. Carver Recreation Center.  10am-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-270-3260. 
 
January 27, Saturday
KNOW GOOD BEER & BOURBON FEST
IX Art Park.
This fun fest offers unlimited 2-4 oz samples from dozens of carefully selected craft beers and bourbon and other spirits available for sampling at no extra cost. This festival will be held inside the IX Art Park Event Space as well as outside in large, walled tents. Live local music throughout the day inside along with local food vendors and local artists. IX Art Park.  1-6pm.  $38 advance, $46 after, $50 at the door (if available).  For details, please click this link. 
 
January 27, Saturday
PLANNING YOUR YEAR OF GARDENING
Fifth Season Gardening Co.
Join master gardener Pam for this informative, imaginative and fun workshop discussing how to plan out your garden month-by-month. Pam will cover what you will need to make your garden a success, and how to start, maintain and achieve your growing goals throughout the yearly planting seasons. Bring a chair, pen and paper, as you will receive so much valuable information that you will want to have a way to capture it all. RSVP requested. Fifth Season Gardening Co.  11am-1pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-2332. 
 
January 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28
CONSIGNMENT DROP-IN HOURS
High Tor Gear Exchange.
Do you have Outdoor Gear & Clothing you want to sell? High Tor Gear Exchange is Charlottesville's FIRST home for Outdoor Gear and Clothing Consignment, including clothing and gear for children and adults. Beginning in January, you can bring your stuff and open an account. The shop officially opens in February. 1717 Allied Street.  10am-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Erin James.  Email: erinelizabethjames@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-209-6537. 
 
January 14 & 28, Sundays
FRENCH CREPE DAY AT DELFOSSE
Delfosse Vineyards and Winery.
Enjoy a delicious selection of both sweet & savory crepes paired with a fresh garden salad and your favorite Delfosse wine. Delfosse Vineyards and Winery.  11am-2pm.  Email: info@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
January 28, Sunday
KEYS N KRATES
The Jefferson Theater.
The tight-knit trio of producers/performers, Turntablist Jr Flo, Keyboard player David Matisse, drummer Adam Tune, take rocking a party as seriously as a week spent in the studio. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $20 advance, $22 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
January 30, Tuesday
COFFEE TALK
The Happy Cook.
Join Jessica Messer, from Red Roaster Coffee Roaster for a class and coffee talk. She will talk a little bit about coffee's history, different brewing methods, what ratios work best, what coffee's pair best with each brew method, and then you will actually brew coffee together. Included in the class will be two 6 oz tins of Red Rooster's coffee to take home. The Happy Cook.  6-7pm.  $20.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-2665. 
 
January 30, Tuesday
VIRGINIA WORKFORCE NEW YEAR JOB FAIR
JMRL - Northside.
Sit down 1-on-1 with more than 15 representatives from a variety of local employers. Prior to the fair, come to a valuable workshop on job interviewing techniques. Ages 16+. Northside Library.  2-5pm, 1pm workshop.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
January 31, Wednesday
PAIRING CHEESE & CIDER
Tilman's / Potter's Craft Cider.
Come to a guided pairing featuring five of Potter's Craft Ciders and five premium cheeses. Tori Kellinger of Potter's Craft Cider will be on hand to pour their best ciders and to walk you through their craft selections, and answer all of your questions. Purchase tickets online. Tilman's Cheese & Wine Bar.  6:30-8:30pm.  $30.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-964-0271. 
 
February 3, Saturday
11TH ANNUAL MAIN EVENT GALA BENEFIT
UVA Children's Hospital.
Join in this premier fundraising event, drawing nearly 500 prominent individuals from the Charlottesville community. This year, the Main Event will be moving to Downtown Charlottesville and will be held at Common House, the city's newest social club. The event will offer a sophisticated evening of silent auction, food and drinks, and dancing. Main Event 2018 proceeds will go toward enhancing the pediatric inpatient unit of UVA Children's Hospital. Common House, Downtown Charlottesville.  6:30pm-12am.  $Varies.  Contact: Polly Hunter.  Email: phunt@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-5206. 
 
February 3, Saturday
WHO'S BAD? THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE
The Jefferson Theater.
An unrivaled celebration of Michael Jackson along with Disco Risque's Bruno Mars Tribute. The Jefferson Theater.  8pm, doors open at 7pm.  $16 in advance, $18 on day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
February 3, Saturday
WINTER FOOD & WINE DINNER
Delfosse Vineyards and Winery.
Enjoy a delicious dinner with award-winning wine. Delfosse Vineyards and Winery.  6pm.  $75 per person.  Email: kyle@delfossewinery.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
February 5, Monday
SCREEN PAINTING WORKSHOP
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
Learn about and try DIY screen-printing techniques. Make a small project to take home. All supplies provided. Required registration begins Jan. 16. Gordon Avenue Library.  7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
January 23, 25, 30 & February 1, 3, 6
HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS TRAINING SESSIONS AT S.H.E
Shelter for Help in Emergency.
The Shelter for Help in Emergency needs hotline volunteers to provide support to residents, answer the hotline and assist staff at the shelter. All training sessions will need to be attended to volunteer but makeups can be scheduled as well if one cannot make a date. Shelter for Help in Emergency.  6-9pm,9am-12pm Feb. 3.  Email: rsilver@shelterforhelpinemergency.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-963-4676. 
 
February 7, Wednesday
FORMAGGIO & VINO: AN ITALIAN CHEESE & WINE PAIRING
Tilman's.
Sample a variety of Italian wines and cheeses in this guided tasting session. Garry Moore of Siema Wines will be on hand to walk you through some of our favorite Italian wines. Sample delicious Italian cheeses as well. Tilman's Cheese & Wine Bar.  6:30-8pm.  $30.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 7, Wednesday
THE WAILERS
The Jefferson Theater.
The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. The Jefferson Theater.  8pm, doors open at 7pm.  $22 advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-4980. 
 
February 9, Friday
2ND ANNUAL SOCA BALL
Soccer Organization of Charlottesville Area.
A fun adult-friendly evening with a catered dinner, live entertainment, open bar and silent auction. Proceeds go toward the SOCA Belvedere Field House Project. Alumni Hall, UVA.  7-11pm.  $100, $180 per couple.  Contact: Jimmy Tharpe.  Email: jimmy.tharpe@socaspot.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-5025. 
 
February 10, Saturday
CATHEDRAL WINDOW QUILT WORKSHOP
The Front Porch.
Front Porch teaching artist Diane Cluck leads a workshop on how to make a Cathedral Window Quilt. While it is possible to make a Cathedral Window Quilt by machine, Diane will be teaching how to quilt by hand using just straight stitch and whip stitch. Bring your own colored fabric (odds and ends for practicing the technique) or fabric you would like to use for starting your project. The Front Porch.  1-4pm.  $Free with $5 materials fee if needed.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-7062. 
 
February 10, Saturday
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
The UVA Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of trumpeter John D'earth, has become one of the greatest in the University’s history. The group’s performances feature repertoire from across the spectrum of the history of Jazz. Old Cabell Hall.  8pm.  $10, $9 UVA faculty & staff, $5 students.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 10, Saturday
LOOKING INWARD MEDITATIVE ART TOUR
The Fralin Museum.
Experience the restorative power of art. Join docent June Heintz for a 45-minute exploration of art through a variety of meditative practices. The Fralin Museum.  11am-12pm.  $Free.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
February 10, Saturday
MET LIVE IN HD: L'ELISIR D'AMORE
The Paramount.
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtiva lagrima." This production from Bartlett Sher is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. The Paramount Theater.  12-3pm.  $Varies.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 9 & 10, Friday & Saturday
UPFRONT: EVENING OF ROMANCE
Charlottesville Ballet.
Bring your valentine to the CB Studio Theatre for a wine & hors d’oeuvres celebration sponsored by The Shebeen Pub & Braai. The intimate performance includes romantic duets plus newly commissioned works. Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at the ballet with an evening of wine, romance and dance. CB Studio Theatre, Charlottesville Ballet Studios.  7:30pm Friday, 4pm & 7pm Saturday.  $$15-$25.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-227-7592. 
 
February 10, Saturday
VALENTINES DAY SALSA
CrossKeys Vineyardss.
Dress up and wear your best red ensembles. Advanced tickers required, however limited tickets will be sold at the door. Enjoy Latin jazz music, a beginner salsa class and bachata class by Edgar Ornelas, salsa, bachata, merengue, mambo and cha cha music from DJ Guia and a live dance performance. CrossKeys Vineyards, Mount Crawford.  5-10pm.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-234-0505. 
 
February 11, Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLEFAMILY FUN FAIR & CAMP EXPO
CharlottesvilleFamily.
The annual CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo helps parents get a jump on camp shopping. Meet over 80 exhibitors from camps offering horseback riding, sailing, sports training, travel, robotics and much more! With bounce houses, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, great giveaways and special kids' activities! The Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville.  Directions: 29 N, near Sam's Club.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-4713. 
 
February 11, Sunday
IMBIBLE COCKTAIL EVENT
The Happy Cook.
Join Micah LeMon of Alley Light as he talks about crafting the perfect cocktail and his new book IMBIBLE. Micah will discuss the principal components of every drink - spirit, sweet, and sour or bitter - and explains the role each plays in bringing balance to a beverage. This demo class includes a copy of LeMon's IMBIBLE and samples of a couple of Micah's cocktails. The Happy Cook.  6-7pm.  $45.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-2665. 
 
February 11, Sunday
SWEETHEART SUNDAY AT ADVENTURE FARM
Adventure Farm.
Celebrate Valentine's Day early and come out to the Tasting Room for live music by Paulien, food from Cote Rotie food truck and, of course, wine. Adventure Farm, Tasting Room.  Directions: 1135 Clan Chisholm Lane, Earlysville.  2-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-8796. 
 
February 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday
THE LOVE TOUR
Maymont Foundation.
When Queen Victoria married her handsome prince charming in 1840, they set the romantic tone for the 19th century. Visit Maymont Mansion on Valentine's Day weekend as elegantly costumed ladies and gentlemen relate details of this royal love story and the courting customs of the era. Reserve a private ride in a horse-drawn carriage, too! Maymont Mansion.  12-5pm.  $5 donation.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166 x329. 
 
January 22-February 12, Mondays
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Parent Resource Center.
A free 4-week workshop series covering various topics that will help parents understand and assist their children with autism spectrum disorders. Piedmont Regional Education Program.  Directions: 1434 Rolkin Ct.  5:30-7pm.  $Free.  Email: danama@k12albemarle.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-9400. 
 
February 14, Wednesday
VALENTINE'S DAY AT THE INN AT WILLOW GROVE
The Inn at Willow Grove.
The Inn at Willow Grove.  $75.  All ages welcome.  Email: vintagerestaurant@innatwillowgrove.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-317-1206. 
 
February 15, Thursday
MEDITERRANEAN VEGAN COOKING CLASS
The Happy Cook.
Join Ingrid Berger for a delicious, healing and comforting winter vegan menu. This menu is Mediterranean inspired and full of warming spices and tangy flavors. Beverages included. The Happy Cook.  6-7:30pm.  $45.  Recommended for ages 21 to 99.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-2665. 
 
January 3-February 16
2017 CHILD ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
ReadyKids.
Do You Know a Child Advocate? Is there a Community member you feel should be recognized for all their hard work to benefit children? ReadyKids is currently inviting nominations for the John L. Snook Child Advocate Award, to be presented at the 23rd Annual ReadyKids Community Breakfast on April 16. ReadyKids.  Email: ksancken@readykidscville.org . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-4118 . 
 
February 16, Friday
FREE MOVIE FRIDAY: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI [R]
PVCC.
Frustrated with the lack of progress by the local police in finding those responsible for the brutal murder of her daughter, a mother installs three controversial billboards on the edge of town to goad the department into action. PVCC V. Earl Dickinson Building.  7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 16, Friday
ITALIAN NIGHT 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.  $Donation.  Email: grandsqauresofnelson@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-2470. 
 
February 17, Saturday
A NIGHT OF ROMANCE AND HEARTBREAK
Fry's Spring Beach Club.
Come for performances by Chamomile and Whiskey, Devon Sproule, and Matt Curreri and the Exfriends. Music will start at 8 30pm and guests are welcome to come early for a potluck with the bands at 7:30pm and those really feeling the spirit are encouraged to dress up as their favorite romantic icon. Fry's Spring Beach Club.  7:30pm-12am.  $10 advance, $15 at the door.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 16 & 17, Friday & Saturday
LOL! COMEDY WEEKEND AT BOAR'S HEAD RESORT
Boar's Head Inn.
With two nights of gut-busting comedy, Boar's Head has a jam-packed weekend of funny business. Join Mahar Matta as he emcees each night that includes an opening act from Mark Matusof and James Lawson respectively. Headliners for the weekend include Jason Douglas and Bengt Washburn. Boar's Head Resort.  5pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-972-2230. 
 
February 17, Saturday
OF EBONY EMBERS: VIGNETTES OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
PVCC Fine and Performing Arts.
The 1920s in Harlem saw a flourishing African-American culture emerge, as many talented artists celebrated their heritage and took pride in their ancestors and themselves. Through drama and music, Of Ebony Embers brings to life some of the most significant African-American men who helped shape this era, connecting their lives and works. The ensemble also reprises the role of a Harlem jazz band. PVCC.  7:30pm.  $15 adults, $12 seniors/students.  Email: bhurd@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-5376. 
 
February 17, Saturday
THE ROAD TO COLLEGE
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Parents of 8th grade students who are beginning to think about some of the potential pathways to begin preparing for college are invited to attend this free event. There is no cost to attend, though it is strongly encouraged that families RSVP. Crozet Library.  10:30-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 17, Saturday
WILD COMMON IN CONCERT
The Front Porch.
What happens when you combine bluegrass and old time with jazz, the blues, soul, plus a little magic? Come out for Wild Common's Charlottesville debut and find out. The Front Porch.  7:30-10pm .  $12 advance, $15 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-7062. 
 
February 11, 17 & 18
2ND ANNUAL VINEYARD WONDERLAND: VALENTINE'S EDITION
Trump Winery.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Vineyard Wonderland. Each $129 ticket is for one 20-minute carriage ride that can accommodate up to four guests, a wine tasting incorporating a chocolate truffle pairing and a warm cru spiced apple cider cocktail. Trump Winery.  12-4:30pm.  $129 for up to 4 people.  Recommended for ages 21 to 100.  Contact: Trump Winery.  Email: info@trumpwinery.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-3895. 
 
February 18, Sunday
AN EVENING WITH CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO WITH SILVANA ESTRADA
The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.
With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innova-tive writer and bandleader. Nineteen-year-old Silvana Estrada has been steadily developing her identity within the Mexican soundscape through her literary and musical creation. Her style is a mixture of Latin American sounds with Mainstream Song. See them both at The Southern. The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.  8pm, doors open at 6pm.  $20 advance, $23 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
February 17 & 18, Saturday & Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE SYMPHONY AT UVA PRESENTS: BRAHMS' SECOND
Charlottesville Symphony.
Notoriously wracked by self-doubt, Brahms took fifteen years to write his first Symphony. After it met with overwhelming success, he composed his second in less than a year. The Second Symphony is the most overtly optimistic of all of his symphonies. Here, it is paired with Haydn's nimble Trumpet Concerto and Ricercar, a work by up-and-coming American composer Nathan Shields. A pre-concert lecture will take place at 7:15pm on Saturday at Minor Hall. Old Cabell Hall & Monticello High School.  8pm Saturday at Old Cabell Hall; 3:30pm Sunday at MHS.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3139. 
 
February 18, 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-2pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
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: 434-984-9822. 
 
March 29, Thursday
CENTRAL FILM SERIES: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED (2005)
Central Library.
Central Library.  7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
March 31, Sunday
MET LIVE IN HD: COSI FAN TUTTE
The Paramount Theater.
A winning cast comes together for this clever vision of Mozart's comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island - complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters and a Ferris wheel. The Paramount Theater.  12:55-4:30pm.  $25 adult, $23 senior, $18 student.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
First Wednesdays January-April
FIRST WEDNESDAYS
King Family Vineyards.
Grab a glass of your favorite King Family Vineyards wine to sip and hear live music as the sun sets behind the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. King Family Vineyards.  5-8:30pm.  Email: info@kingfamilyvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-7800. 
 
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. 
 
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 19-May 13
CAROL MCGREGOR: REPOSITORIES OF RECOGNITION
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
In this exhibition, Wathaurung artist Carol McGregor explores the ways Aboriginal people have been both romanticized and suppressed. By embroidering on tea towels and sewing together possum skins, she questions which objects serve as true containers of Indigenous identity, and which are misrepresenting it on a mass scale. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-0234. 
 
January 19-May 18, Third Fridays
THIRD FRIDAYS IMPROV AT PVCC
PVCC Fine and Performing Arts.
Hosted by PVCC's student theater club Masquers and led by award-winning playwright Brad Stoller, this workshop series introduces the basic tools, rules and philosophy behind various forms of improv with games and drills for everyone. The series culminates with the chance to stage a performance in spring 2018. No previous experience necessary. Maxwell Theatre.  6-7pm.  $Free.  Email: bhurd@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-5376. 
 
February 1-June 7, First Thursdays
CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT SERIES
Guitar Charlottesville.
Enjoy classical guitar concerts at The Haven every first Thursday. The Haven.  7pm.  $10 suggested donation.  Contact: Rafael Scarfullery.  Email: rafael@rafaelscarfullery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 851-0674. 
 
First Thursdays
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: 434-245-2400. 
 
Second and Fourth Thursdays
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE
JMRL- Northside Library.
Is English your second language? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills with others who are also learning English? Join the conversation circle. Library staff will guide the conversation in an informal, no-pressure setting. Northside Library.  10:30-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
Ongoing
FREE SMOKE DETECTOR PROGRAM FOR CITY RESIDENTS
City of Charlottesville.
The Free Smoke Detector Program provides free smoke detector(s) for City of Charlottesville VA residents ONLY. This includes the smoke detector and the installation - all free of charge. Call the Fire Department's Neighborhood Safety Hotline 970-3245 or use the online email form. $FREE.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3245. 
 
Thursdays
FREE WEEKLY DANCE PRACTICE
Charlottesville Swing Dance Society.
Dance Students, do you need space, music and a partner to practice the dance moves you learned in swing class last month or last year? Come out and practice with your fellow students. No partner is needed. Beginner-Advanced dancers are all welcome. Murray High School.  7:30-9pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Sundays
GAMEDAY SUNDAYS
Blenheim Vineyards.
Every Sunday come play large Chickapig boards and more games outside on the patio or on the new deck. Blenheim Vineyards.  Email: info@blenheimvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-5366. 
 
Fourth Mondays (except December)
GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT
JMRL- Northside.
Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games played include classic standards and modern favorites. Each session features tutorials for a different game. Check site for specific details. Northside Library.  6:30-8:45pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
Tuesdays, early September through October
IVY CREEK GUIDE TRAINING
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Become a volunteer guide! Learn the trails and how to be a basic naturalist. Topics covered include mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, plants, birds and the history of River View Farm. This training class is offered each year, starting in early September and requires attendance Tuesday morning (9:30am-11:15 am) each week for 8 weeks, plus some observation training. Ivy Creek Natural Area, Education Center.  9:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 18 to 88.  Contact: Bruce Gatling-Austin.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
Sundays
SALSA SUNDAYS WITH THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SALSA CLUB
The Ante Room.
Introductory Salsa lesson from 8:30-9pm followed by classic and contemporary Latin music from 9pm-1am. The Ante Room.  8pm doors.  $5 ladies, $8 gentlemen.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8561. 
 
Thursdays
SKYLINE HARMONY CHORUS REHEARSALS
Skyline Harmony Chorus.
Skyline Harmony is a women's barbershop chorus. Experience the joy of singing 4-part harmony. Attend a rehearsal and get involved. High-schoolers welcome as well. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Rd.  6:45-9:30pm.  Contact: Joan Henderson.  Email: joanhenderson417@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 589-2146. 
 
Third Fridays
SQUARE AND CONTRA DANCING AT THE FRONT PORCH
The Front Porch / C-ville Hoedown.
Come for square and contra dancing with caller and local favorite Brian Hamshar, who will have beginners dancing in no time. No need to bring a partner. Wheelhouse plays lively celtic-inspired music served up by accordion, piano, flutes and pipes. Everyone is welcome. The Front Porch.  7:30pm beginner's workshop, 8-10pm dance.  $10 adults, $5 students, 12 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 806-7062. 
 
First and Third Tuesdays
STITCHES: A HANDCRAFT GROUP
JMRL - Northside Library.
Knitters, beaders, stitchers--come one, come all. Bring any project you're working on (or interested in learning) and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Drop-ins welcome! Northside Library.  1pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 8 to 108.  Contact: Lindsay Ideson.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
First and Third Mondays
WALTZ WHIRL
Greenwood Community Center.
Dance & practice to recorded music, no partner necessary, help available, no experience needed. Greenwood Community Center.  7-9pm.  $7-$10 donation.  Contact: Rick Martin.  For more info call: 434-823-6999. 
 
Every Wednesday
WINE WEDNESDAYS AT KING FAMILY VINEYARDS
King Family Vineyards.
Grab a glass of your favorite King Family Vineyards wine and enjoy local food as the sun sets behind the Blue Ridge Mountains. King Family Vineyards.  5-8pm.  Contact: Tiernan Boland.  Email: info@kingfamilyvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-7800. 
 
Final Thursdays
ZOËS KITCHEN BENEFIT NIGHT FOR THE CASPCA
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
Zoës Kitchen believes in making a difference in the community. On the last Thursday of every month, from 5-8pm, Zoës Kitchen will be donating 15% of each sale to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Barracks Rd Shopping Center, 973 Emmet St.  5-8pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ryan Willis.  Email: rwillis@caspca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5959. 
 

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