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 Classes, Baby & MeGo to top of List
 
May 8 & June 12, Tuesdays
BABIES IN ARTLAND
The Fralin Museum of Art.
A program specifically designed for adult caregivers and their infant companions (12 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. 
 
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.
 
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. 
 
 Classes, ExerciseGo to top of List
 
June 5, Tuesday
VINYASA, VINO AND VIEWS AT CARTER MOUNTAIN
FlyDog Yoga.
Enjoy a 60 minute all-levels Vinyasa class followed by a glass of Prince Michel wine while enjoying some of the best views Central Virginia has to offer. Carter Mountain Orchard.  6-7:45pm.  $20.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 10, Sunday
VINYASA, VINO AND VIEWS AT CHILES PEACH ORCHARD
FlyDog Yoga.
Enjoy a 60-minute all-levels Vinyasa class followed by a glass of Prince Michel wine while enjoying some of the best views Central Virginia has to offer. Chiles Peach Orchard, Crozet.  5-6:45pm.  $20.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 19, Tuesday
VINYASA, VINO AND VIEWS AT CARTER MOUNTAIN
FlyDog Yoga.
Enjoy a 60-minute all-levels Vinyasa class followed by a glass of Prince Michel wine while enjoying some of the best views Central Virginia has to offer. Carter Mountain Orchard.  6-7:45pm.  $20.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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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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. 
 
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. 
 
 Classes, PregnancyGo to top of List
 
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. 
 
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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June 8, Friday
PARENT'S NIGHT OUT
Brooks Family YMCA.
Parents' Night Out treats your kids to night of fun activities in a safe and fun environment while you enjoy the night without having to hire a babysitter. Kids will enjoy swim time, arts and crafts, games, and more. Kids will be provided dinner. Brooks Family YMCA .  5:30-8:30pm.  $15 members, $25 non-members .  Recommended for ages 5 to 11.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-974-9622. 
 
June 9, Saturday
PARENTS' SURVIVAL NIGHT
The Little Gym Charlottesville.
Parents can enjoy a much-needed night out on the town, knowing their kids are safe and having fun with friends and fun activities under the watchful supervision of trained professionals. The Little Gym Charlottesville.  6:45-9:45pm.  $30 members, $35 non-members.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-5437. 
 
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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Select Saturdays
LOOKING INWARD MEDITATIVE ART TOUR
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Experience the restorative power of art - join docent June Heintz for an hour exploration of art through a variety of meditative practices. Reservations required. The Fralin Museum of Art.  11am.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-2050. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
READYSTEPS EARLY LEARNING PLAYGROUPS
ReadyKids.
Encourages parents as a child's first and best teacher through early learning playgroups within their home community. Each week, you can explore all of the many toys ReadyKids has to offer: baby toys galore, shape sorters, puzzles, blocks, trains, scooters and more! Greenstone on 5th, Agnor Hurt, Friendship Court, Southwood, Westhaven Neighborhoods.  Dates & Times vary; call for information.  $free.  Contact: Shannon Banks.  Email: sbanks@readykidscville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4118 ext. 238. 
 
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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February 6-May 29, Tuesdays
DROP-IN WELLNESS TUESDAYS
Jefferson School City Center.
No appointment is necessary. Sentara Starr Hill Health Center will provide blood pressure checks, A1C testing (reliable blood sugar testing, no fasting), weight checks, quick wellness & nutrition advice & referrals. The Women's Initiative will provide a walk-in clinic featuring one-on-one sessions with a counselor, immediate, short-term assistance and emotional support. Common Ground Healing Arts will provide rotating mind body offerings, acupuncture, massage and mindfulness training. Jefferson School City Center.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-6220. 
 
May 23, Wednesday
FARM-TO-TABLE DINING: HOOPHOUSE HARVEST DINNER
Devils Backbone Distilling Co.
This exclusive beer dinner in the Devils Backbone Hoophouse will feature a four course meal expertly prepared by Executive Chef Frank Debons to accompany Devils Backbone beers selected by Pilot Brewer Aaron Reilly. The evening begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Distiller Lounge. Devils Backbone Distilling Co., Roseland.  6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner.  $65.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1001. 
 
May 24, Thursday
12TH ANNUAL MADISON COUNTY BUSINESS EXPO
Madison County Volunteer Fire Co..
Over 50 businesses and organizations with samples, freebies, door prizes, many selling wares and fun for all. Madison County Volunteer Fire Co..  1-6pm. 
 
May 24, Thursday
CENTRAL FILM SERIES: OPPOSABLE CHUMS (2008)
JMRL- Central Library.
Come out for a free film on Thursday evenings. Central Library.  7pm .  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
May 24, Thursday
NEW MOTHER ROUND-TABLE
ACAC.
Whether you're a new mom or soon-to-be mom this Mother Round-table Event is perfect for you. Start with appetizers, beverages and a meet and greet and then enjoy talks with personal trainers, instructors, yoga instructors, a doula and ObGYN, a new mom photographer and learn about meal prep and helping siblings welcome the new baby. Members and nonmembers are welcome. RSVP to attend. ACAC Downtown.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free and open to public .  Email: meganwe@acac.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-3800. 
 
May 25, Friday
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: RED AND THE ROMANTICS
Sprint Pavilion.
With Sweet Afton. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-4910. 
 
May 25, Friday
LIP SYNC BATTLE AT IX
IX Art Park / Accessible Music Project.
Come out to watch this hilarious showcase of friends, neighbors and co-workers, as they battle live on stage for $500 cash and bragging rights. IX Art Park.  10pm, doors open at 9pm.  Recommended for ages 21 to 100.  Email: info@delfossewine.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-207-2355. 
 
May 25, Friday
NATIONAL WINE DAY CELEBRATION
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery.
Celebrate National Wine Day at Prince Michel. Open until 9pm, a DJ will be spinning tunes starting at 5pm. Get half off wine by the glass and $2 off tastings all day. Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-547-3707. 
 
May 25, Friday
THE ORATORIO SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA PRESENTS THE WORLD CALLED & MOZART'S MASS IN C MINOR
The Oratorio Society of Virginia.
The Oratorio Society of Virginia Presents the world premier of Adolphus Hailstork's The World Called and Mozart's Mass in C Minor along with selections with the Oratorio Encore Society. Old Cabell Hall, UVa.  7pm.  $10-35.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 4-26
SCOTT SMITH: FLUID PASSSAGES
Chroma Projects.
Scott Smith's black & white, and subtly pigmented photographs are homages to the phenomena available in the physical world: things, places and surfaces that fascinate and summon, altered through carefully controlled, or sometimes fortuitously captured, light and shadow. Opening reception May 4 from 5-7pm. Downtown Mall.  Directions: 201 E. Main St., 2nd Floor.  12-5pm Friday & Saturday.  Email: artlab@chromaprojects.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-906-2289. 
 
May 26, Saturday
SPRING FEST
Bald Top Brewing Co.
Come out for a classic car show (12-4pm), craft show with local vendors (12-5pm), live music from 1-9pm, food truck, concessions and amazing beer specials. Bald Top Brewing Co., Madison.  12-10pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 26, Saturday
THE GO ROUNDS WITH GLENN ECHO AT THE GARAGE
The Garage.
The Garage.  Directions: 1st Street between Market and Jefferson Streets.  8pm.  Email: garagecville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
May 27, Sunday
COOKOUT ON THE LOOKOUT
Grace Estate Winery.
Grace Estate is partnering with Bo Hatchet Barbecue and Catering and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for a day of great eats, award-winning wines and an opportunity to help the hungry in the area. Grace Estate Winery.  Directions: 5273 Mount Juliet Farm, Crozet.  1-6pm.  $25, $5 kids 10 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-1486. 
 
May 27, Sunday
DANNY KNICELY & JACK DUNLAP AT THE FRONT PORCH
The Front Porch.
Danny and Jack are both considered master mandolinists, both pushing the boundaries of their instrument in their own individual ways. The Front Porch.  Directions: 221 E. Water St.  7:30pm, doors open 7pm.  $12-15.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-242-7012. 
 
Weekends in May
SWANNANOA PALACE OPEN HOUSE
Swannanoa Palace.
Swannanoa Palace, a $2 million, 52-room mansion built in 1912 by Major James Dooley and modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, is open to the public. The 4,000-piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley are sure to impress. Swannanoa Palace.  Directions: 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton.  11:15am-5pm.  $8 entry fee, $10 includes guided tour, kids under 12 free.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
May 28, Monday
MEMORIAL DAY FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL & FIRST RESPONDERS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Garden offers free admission for military personnel and first responders and/or their dependents. Other members in the party receive half-price admission. Military personnel and first responders will also receive discounts in the Cafe and in the Garden Shop. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  $Free for military and first responders with valid ID.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
May 30, Saturday
AN EVENING OF POETRY WITH STEPHEN CUSHMAN AND NATHANIEL PERRY
New Dominion Bookshop.
Come to a reading with poets Stephen Cushman and Nathaniel Perry. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. New Dominion Bookshop.  6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-2552. 
 
May 31, Thursday
DAVID CROSBY AND FRIENDS: SKY TRAILS TOUR 2018
The Paramount Theater.
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is coming to Charlottesville with five musical friends. He will be performing music from his new album Sky Trails alongside some of his best loved songs and greatest hits. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
June 1, Friday
DISCO PARTY AT DOVER HALL
Dover Hall.
Come out to Dover Hall for a Disco Party with a DJ, cash bar, late night bites and a chance to win the best dressed contest. Dover Hall, Goochland.  8pm.  $25.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-784-6051. 
 
June 2, Saturday
8TH ANNUAL 4 OUR FREEDOM 5K
ParadeRest.
The race benefits nonprofits that provide services and support to members of the military, veterans and their families in the community. University of Virginia Research Park.  8am.  Contact: Tom Freshwater.  Email: tfreshwater@paraderestva.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
June 2, Saturday
AN EVENING WITH TONY TRISCHKA
The Front Porch.
Tony is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. He will be sharing the stage for a portion of the evening with some very special guests. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $18-20.  Email: emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-242-7012. 
 
June 2, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE SYMPHONY PRESENTS: POPS AT THE PARAMOUNT
The Paramount Theater.
Experience the best of John Williams' 100-plus movie soundtracks performed live by a full symphony orchestra. All music will be performed in the exact versions from the films. The Paramount Theater.  7:30pm.  $15-95.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
June 2, Saturday
WOODSON'S MILL OPEN HOUSE
Woodson's Mill.
Come to this historic landmark that still stone-grinds its grains and produces natural flours and meals by hand. Woodson's Mill, Roseland.  10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-803-1794. 
 
June 3, Sunday
11TH ANNUAL BROAD APPETIT FOOD FESTIVAL
Downtown Neighborhood Association.
Bring your appetite and cash and plan on grazing your way down Broad Street. There will be plenty of Virginia wines and beers to wash down the delicious offerings with, as well as great vendors to visit and music to please your ears. West Broad Street (between Henry and Adams), Richmond.  11am-6pm.  $free admission.  Email: info@echelon-events.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
June 7, Thursday
BREWS WITH A VIEW
Second Street Gallery.
Small Town Rodeo and Wild Common perform at Second Street with proceeds supporting the Gallery's Exhibitions and Community Outreach Programming. Second Street Gallery.  6:30-10pm, doors open 6pm.  Recommended for ages 21 to 101.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-7264. 
 
June 7, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT SERIES
Guitar Charlottesville.
Rafael Scarfullery performs. The Haven.  Directions: 112 Market Street.  7pm.  $10 (Suggested donation. None will be turned away).  All ages welcome.  Contact: Rafael Scarfullery.  Email: rafael@rafaelscarfullery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-851-0674. 
 
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. 
 
June 9, Saturday
2ND ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK BATTLE AT HORTON VINEYARDS
Horton Vineyards.
The food truck battle will feature 10 food trucks for you to vote on. Each truck will have a $5 sampler to try. Bring a tent, chairs and spend the afternoon filling up on fresh, local food and Horton wine. Horton Vineyards.  12-4pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7440. 
 
June 7-9, Thursday-Saturday
35TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION
Home Educators Association of Virginia.
More than 140 workshops, speakers, used curriculum sale, hands-on science & technology demonstrations and exhibitors. Greater Richmond Convention Center.  Directions: 403 N. 3rd St., Richmond.  12-8pm Thursday, 8:30am-8pm Friday, 8:30am-6:30pm Saturday.  All ages welcome.  Email: office@heav.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-278-9200. 
 
June 9, Saturday
80S PROM AT CARTER MOUNTAIN
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pull on your fanciest threads and dance the night away to music by DJ 2Sly, photo memories by MoxBox - The Social Photo Booth and totally '80s appetizers provided by Carter Mountain Orchard’s Mountain Grille. No need to spike the punch, a drink is included with the price of admission. Carter Mountain Orchard.  7-11pm.  $25.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1833. 
 
May 4-June 9
FOREST KELLEY: MICHAEL
1708 Gallery.
1708 Gallery is pleased to present Michael, a solo exhibition by Forest Kelley. Michael imagines the history of gay men living in rural New England in the era between the Stonewall Uprising in 1969 and the death of Rock Hudson by AIDS in 1985. Opening reception for the artist will be May 4 from 6-8pm and an artist talk will be May 5 at 11am. 1708 Gallery, Richmond.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-643-1708. 
 
June 9, Saturday
SECOND SATURDAY RECEPTION - JUDITH LIGON
Crozet Artisan Depot.
Come and meet artist Judith Ligon at an opening reception. Her polymer clay artwork will be displayed in June. Crozet Artisan Depot.  3-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-205-4795. 
 
May 31-June 9, Thursdays-Saturdays
SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
Poplar Forest.
Bring your friends out to the plantation for an evening of theatre under the stars on Jefferson's south lawn. Bring a picnic dinner, sample a selection of local libations and experience the magic of Shakespeare's verse. Poplar Forest.  7:30pm.  $15 adults, $12 youth 6-17 or students (with college ID), $5 ages 5 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-525-1806. 
 
June 9, Saturday
STARR HILL BREWERY IPA JAMBEEREE FESTIVAL
Starr Hill Brewery.
Com to this unique craft beer experience celebrating Virginia-brewed India Pale Ales with live music, food trucks, snack vendors, interactive games and much more. Proceeds benefit SARA and the Ivy Creek Foundation. Starr Hill Brewery, Crozet.  1-7pm.  $12-15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-5671. 
 
June 9, Saturday
WHEN HE LEAVES: LAUNCH & BOOK SIGNING
New Dominion Bookshop.
Come for the release of Juliet Buesing's debut poetry collection, When He Leaves. A signing will follow. New Dominion Bookshop.  4-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 10, Sunday
ROMAN HOLIDAY
The Paramount.
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn star in this classic film. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adult, $5 youth.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
June 15, Friday
BUTTERFLY BALL
Grand Squares of Nelson.
Live square dance caller and refreshments. Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department.  7:30-10pm.  $Donation.  Email: grandsquaresofnelson@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-2470. 
 
June 16, Saturday
ALL ABOUT FRUIT DAY
Edible Landscaping.
Orchard tours, lectures and tastings of ripe fruits and answering questions to help you maintain your edible landscape. Edible Landscaping, Afton.  9am-5pm.  Email: info@ediblelandscaping.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-9134. 
 
June 16, Saturday
DADS LOVE DRAMS FATHER'S DAY PARTY
Virginia Distillery Co..
Bring Dad out for a fun afternoon. The Jon Spear Band will be playing from 2-5pm and MWO Food Truck will be serving all day. Virginia Distillery Company.  11am-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-285-2900. 
 
June 16, Saturday
JON MEACHAM - THE SOUL OF AMERICA WITH JOHN GRISHAM
The Paramount Theater.
Enjoy an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, as he speaks about his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. New York Times bestselling author John Grisham will moderate the discussion. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
June 16, Saturday
MOVIES AND GROOVIES: STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI
Bold Rock Cider.
A unique music and movie pairing series featuring: Local live music, a movie screening in the meadow on a jumbo 30-foot screen, Bold Rock Hard Cider, food trucks, movie themed activities and much more. Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford.  6-11pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1030. 
 
June 16, Saturday
RICHMOND DAYLILY SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
See hundreds of daylilies at their finest in a whole spectrum of shapes and colors on display and on sale. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond.  1-4pm for show, 9am-sold out for sale.  $Included with admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
June 16, Saturday
STONEWALL HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S 26TH ANNUAL BIKE SHOW
Stonewall Harley-Davidson.
There will be food vendors, craft vendors, merchandise, a bikini bike wash, entertainment and lots of fun for all ages. Stop in and see us or call 540-672-5550 for more details. Stonewall Harley-Davidson, Orange.  9am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5550. 
 
June 10-17
26TH ANNUAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY BACH FESTIVAL
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people. The event includes: three featured concerts with orchestra, soloists, and choir; six chamber music concerts; a Leipzig Service; and open rehearsals infuse the Valley with unequaled musical richness. Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg.  12pm.  $Free; suggest $5 donation.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mary Kay Adams.  Email: mary.adams@emu.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-432-4367. 
 
June 17, Sunday
FATHER'S DAY AT OLD HOUSE
Old House Vineyards.
Pack Dad, a picnic, poles, and enjoy an afternoon of live music, wine and spirit tastings, wood oven pizzas, cigars and fishing in the pond with the worms already provided. Old House Vineyards.  Directions: 18351 Corkys Lane, Culpeper.  12-6pm.  Email: info@oldhousevineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-423-1320. 
 
June 17, Sunday
FATHER'S DAY CIGAR & WINE PAIRING
DuCard Vineyards.
Come join Panacea Cigars as they show how to pair cigars with wines and enjoy wine and cigar combo specials. Also enjoy music by local singer-songwriter Paulo Franco link with his blend of folk, country and rock. Treat dad to a day of wine, music, and cigars. No cover. DuCard Vineyards.  12-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
June 15-17, Friday-Sunday
POLLAK VINEYARDS 10 YEAR PARTY
Pollak Vineyards.
Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary during this huge 3-day party featuring many fun activities for the whole family, along with special food and live music. Pollak Vineyards, Greenwood.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8844. 
 
June 17, Sunday
SHENANDOAH VALLEY BACH FESTIVAL LEIPZIG SERVICE
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.
Music from Bach, Bernstein and Buxtehude. Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mary Kay Adams.  Email: mary.adams@emu.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 19, Tuesday
VINYASA, VINO AND VIEWS AT CARTER MOUNTAIN
FlyDog Yoga.
Enjoy a 60-minute all-levels Vinyasa class followed by a glass of Prince Michel wine while enjoying some of the best views Central Virginia has to offer. Carter Mountain Orchard.  6-7:45pm.  $20.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 20, Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE SOUP
Charlottesville SOUP / Christ Episcopal Church.
SOUP is a seasonal public dinner series supporting creative projects in Charlottesville. At each SOUP, attendees give a donation at the door and then receive soup, salad, bread, dessert and a vote. During the meal, community members make short presentations about their creative projects in need of funding. Over dinner, attendees participate in a dialogue about the proposals. Meade Hall.  Directions: 120 High Street.  7pm, doors open 6:30pm.  $10.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 20, Wednesday
LAVENDER DAY AT PHARSALIA
Pharsalia.
Learn all about growing, landscaping, harvesting, cooking, crafting and eating lavender. Hands-on lavender demos with many varieties. Choose stems from the garden and learn how to weave a lavender wand, crown or simply take a bunch home. Lunch included. Pharsalia.  Directions: 2333 Pharsalia Rd., Tyro.  10am-1:30pm.  $85.  Email: info@pharsaliaevents.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-277-5231. 
 
June 21, Thursday
ALISON KRAUSS
Sprint Pavilion.
The 27-time GRAMMY-award winner comes to Charlottesville. Sprint Pavilion.  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  $48-108.  Email: sprintpaviliontix@ticketstoday.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
July 21, Saturday
JUNK FOOD PAIRING AT HORTON
Horton Vineyards.
Ever wonder which wine should be paired with your bag of Funyuns or whether a Cabernet Franc is best suited for your bowl of Cheetos? Come out for an afternoon of wine and junk food pairings. Horton Vineyards.  12-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-7440. 
 
June 21, Thursday
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
Join in Night at the Museum, your opportunity to explore the exhibitions after hours. Beer from Blue Mountain Brewery, wine from Glass House Winery and plenty of local food trucks. Larkspur plays at 6pm. There is even a Kids Zone with Australian-themed children's activities. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.  5-9pm.  $5 for non-members, free for members.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 22, Friday
8TH ANNUAL VINE TO WINE 5K
Corkscrew Racing and Barren Ridge Vineyards.
Spectacular mountain views, gender-specific tech shirts, live music, finisher tasting glass and fun post-race parties paired with spirit samplings from Virginia's best wineries, breweries and cideries. Walker-, stroller- and dog-friendly. Barren Ridge Vineyards.  Email: info@corkscrewracing.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
June 22, Friday
HALEY HEYNDERICKX
The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.
The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.  8:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
June 23, Saturday
MURDER MYSTERY WINE TRAIN
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Go on a rail adventure to help figure out whodunit in an exciting murder mystery. While the mystery unfolds, you’ll also be enjoying appetizers and wine tastings. This murder mystery wine train experience is unlike any other. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.  Directions: 315 Railroad Ave., Elkins, West Virginia.  5:30pm departure.  $81, Parlor Car $91.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-686-7245. 
 
June 16 & 23, Saturdays
PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES AT SAUNDERS BROTHERS FARM MARKET
Saunders Brothers Farm Market.
Come pick your own sweet cherries. and take a wagon ride. Bring lunch and enjoy beautiful Nelson County views. Saunders Brothers Farm Market.  9am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-277-5455. 
 
Thursdays in June
GROOVIN' AT THE GREENWAY
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Come to the park for a free concert every Thursday in June. Constitution Park, Waynesboro.  6-8pm.  $Free.  Email: seltzersa@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
June 1-30
EXALTATION OF LARKS GROUP SHOW
Chroma Projects.
Featuring works from Cynthia Burke, Giselle Gautreau, Robin Lee, Kathryn Henry Choisser, Michelle Gagliano, Robin Hoffman, Amie Oliver, Beverly Ress, Scott Smith, Suzanne Stryk and Aggie Zed. Downtown Mall.  Directions: 201 E. Main St., 2nd Floor.  12-5pm Friday & Saturday.  Email: artlab@chromaprojects.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-9667. 
 
February 17-July 8
THE HORSE IN ANCIENT GREEK ART
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
From myth and legend to warfare, sport, and transportation, the horse played an integral role in ancient Greek culture. This exhibition presents a rich equine history through the stunning imagery on ancient pottery, coins and other objects. Scenes of centaurs and satyrs, warring chariots, and horse races celebrate the horse in Greek art as a symbol of wealth, power and status Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-340-1400. 
 
First and Third Mondays
WALTZ AT GREENWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
Greenwood Community Center.
Folk Waltz at the Greenwood Community Center monthly on the First and Third Mondays. No Partner is necessary and instruction is available. Greenwood Community Center, Crozet.  7-9pm.  $7-10 suggested donation.  Contact: Carol Bradford.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-471-9096. 
 
May 25-July 27
NGERRINGKRRETY: ONE VOICE, MANY STORIES
Second Street Gallery.
This solo exhibition of Regina Pilawuk Wilson's work features paintings on canvas and paper, as well as fiber works and prints. Come to an opening reception May 25. Hew work shows both the innovation and strength of tradition in contemporary Aboriginal art. Second Street Gallery.  5:30-7:30pm opening reception.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-7284. 
 
June 2, July 7 & August 4
MUSIC IN THE BLUE RIDGE
Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Come enjoy amazing tunes, brews, and views with pop-up beer tastings, too. You can camp in the new Devils Backbone Camp. Showers, RV hookups, and glamping packages are now available. Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows.  Directions: 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland.  5-6pm beer tasting, gates open 4:30pm.  $15 advance, $20 at the gate, free for 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1001. 
 
May 18-August 12
20TH CENTURY STILL LIFES
The Fralin Museum of Art.
From the painterly explorations of naturalistic form found in the work of William Merritt Chase, to the collage techniques of Picasso and Braque, to the deceptively banal reality in Carrie Mae Weems's photography, artists throughout the 20th century have engaged with this genre. The Fralin Museum of Art.  Closed Mondays.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
June 16-August 25, Saturdays
25TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S FOUR MILER TRAINING PROGRAM
Charlottesville Track Club.
Come for 11 consecutive Saturdays of group training and talks by experts on a variety of women's health topics. Attend any or all sessions. Walkers and runners of any level are welcome. Lannigan Field.  7am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 4-August 31, Fridays
FRIDAY SUNSET SOIRÉE
Chisholm Vineyards.
Come hear live music and enjoy tasty food from a local food truck each Friday. Chisholm Vineyards, Tasting Room.  Directions: 1135 Clan Chisholm Lane, Earlysville.  6-9pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-8796. 
 
June 9-September 3
NAPOLEON: POWER AND SPLENDOR
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
More than 200 works of art (many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States) reveal the intricacies of Napoleon's daily life and the range of works commissioned by and for him. This exhibition of international loans includes major masterpieces of painting, an array of sumptuous decorative arts, sculptures, engravings and more. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Email: info@vmfa.museum. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-340-1405. 
 
April 20-September 5
ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION & 7TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE CHOW DOWN
PVCC Arts.
This annual event features work by the best and brightest of PVCC's student artists from the most recent academic year. Media include printmaking, painting, ceramics, graphic design, drawing and sculpture. With plenty of chocolate to sample while viewing art, this event has become one of PVCC's most popular throughout the year. Come for the chocolate, stay for the art. PVCC Dickinson Building.  5-7pm opening reception April 20.  Contact: Beryl Solla.  Email: bsolla@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-5376. 
 
May 12-September 8, Second Saturdays
BLM BULL & RODEO
Oakland Heights Farm.
A fun family-friendly atmosphere, including live music, mutton busting and ladies barrel racing. Make an evening of it with live music, vendors, and food concessions benefiting the Gordonsville Fire Department. Oakland Heights Farm, Gordonsville.  5:30pm gates open, 6pm music, 7:15 bull riding.  $15 adults, ages 3-13 $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Matt Lamb.  Email: oaklandheightsfarm@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-222-1824. 
 
April 27-September 8
FEATURED FARMER FRIDAYS
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards.
Each Friday, come to a mini farmers’ market in the Tasting Room Veranda with local farmers to showcase and sell their products. Come every Friday to celebrate our local food and farmers. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, North Garden.  11am-5pm.  Email: info@pippinhillfarm.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-8063. 
 
June 9-September 8, Second Saturdays
STARRY NIGHTS AT VERITAS VINEYARD & WINERY
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Come spend a night on the lawn listening to great music under the stars. Bring a picnic and buy your favorite Veritas wines, or enjoy the buffet at a table (reservations required). Bring your family, friends, picnics, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night in the great outdoors. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  5pm gates open, 7-11pm band.  Email: tastingroom@veritaswines.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
April 28-November 24, Select Saturdays
RETURN TO THE ROOTS: LIVE MUSIC AT THE BARREL BARN
Bold Rock Cider.
Return to the Roots is a Saturday night outdoor event series featuring local live music and food trucks. Nellysford Barrel Barn, Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford.  4-9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1030. 
 
May 18-September 30
IN MY ROOM: ARTISTS PAINT THE INTERIOR 1950-NOW
The Fralin Museum.
After the Industrial Revolution, however, modern art erupted with the landscape's inversion: the interior. Notably, modern artists began depicting windows into other rooms instead of painting views of the outside world. Artists continued to paint indoor spaces throughout the 20th century for a variety of psychological, interpersonal, and biographical reasons. The Fralin Museum of Art.  Times vary. Closed Mondays..  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
June 3-September 30, Sundays
MUSIC ON THE DECK AT CARDINAL POINT
Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery.
Enjoy live music on the covered deck at the winery. No cost for admission. Check the website and Facebook page for updates on Food Truck visits. Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery.  Directions: 9423 Batesville Rd., Afton.  2-5pm.  $Free admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8400. 
 
April 7-October 6, First Saturdays
HISTORIC LANDSCAPE TOUR
James Madison's Montpelier.
Peel back 250 years of landscaping, one layer at a time, to learn how the grounds of Montpelier became a trove of champion trees and unique plantings, cultivated with great care and attention over generations of preservation. James Madison's Montpelier.  1pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x 450. 
 
May 16-October 17, Third Wednesdays
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS
Keswick Vineyards.
"Wine down" with some great live music and wine on the third Wednesday of the month. A food truck will be onsite. Keswick Vineyards.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tasting Room.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-3341. 
 
May-October, Select Thursdays
DINNER & MUSIC & STARGAZING SERIES
The Market at Grelen.
Live local entertainment and food. After dinner and music, step outside (weather permitting) with the Charlottesville Astronomical Society to stargaze. Check website for specific dates and music acts. The Market at Grelen.  Directions: 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
April 28-October 27, Saturdays
LIVE MUSIC AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
Keswick Vineyards.
Enjoy live music and food trucks on select Saturdays through the end of October. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-3341. 
 
April 20-July 7, 2019
BEYOND DREAMINGS: THE RISE OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ART IN THE UNITED STATES
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection / Virginia Film Festival.
Beyond Dreamings explores the legacies of this important exhibition, revealing the ways in which Indigenous Australian artists have forged one of the most globally significant art movements of our time. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.  All ages welcome.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-0234. 
 
First Sundays
BEER AND HYMNS AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
No preaching just singing and chatting over a pint. 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton.  6-9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
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. 
 
Wednesdays
VIRGINIA WINE WEDNESDAYS
Back 40 Restaurant.
Come each Wednesday for wine tastings of Virginia wines. A different vineyard or winemaker will be showcased each week. Back 40 Restaurant.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-8052. 
 
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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