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 Classes, Baby & MeGo to top of List
 
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. 
 
 Classes, ExerciseGo to top of List
 
September 14, Thursday
YOGA AT BOLD ROCK
Balance/ Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Enjoy a 75-minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga class taught by Maggie Robertson. Suitable for beginners and experienced Yogis followed by a complimentary cider. Bring your own mat. Bold Rock Hard Cider.  Directions: 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellsyford.  6-8pm.  $20.  Email: maggierobertsonfitness@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1030. 
 
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. 
 
 Classes, ParentingGo to top of List
 
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. 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. 
 
 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. 
 
 Family Support Clubs & GroupsGo to top of List
 
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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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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August 25, Friday
AUSTRALIA: DEFENDING THE OCEAN LECTURE, RECEPTION & EXHIBITION
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
Professor Stephen Macko from the University of Virginia's Department of Environmental Sciences and Kluge-Ruhe director Margo Smith will discuss the exhibition from two different perspectives. The lecture will be followed by a Final Fridays reception with refreshments. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  4pm lecture, 5-7pm reception.  $Free. 
 
September 12, Tuesday
COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to this 90-minute presentation on financial planning options for college. FAFSA information will be covered. Students are also welcome to join. Required registration. JMRL- Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 14 to 18.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
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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May-October, Thursdays
DINNER & MUSIC SERIES
The Market at Grelen.
Live local entertainment and food on two Thursdays each month beginning May 18 and ending October 12. 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. 
 
August 20, Sunday
MINDFULNESS ON THE MOUNTAIN
Bold Rock / Carter Mountain.
Enjoy a morning of guided mindfulness exercises intended to clear the mind and cleanse the soul. The class is comprised of a 30-minute mindfulness session led by an experienced facilitator followed by mindful tastings of Bold Rock Hard Cider. Cost is $12 to cover both the session and a 4-cider tasting experience. Non-alcoholic tastings available upon request and for those under 21. Bold Rock Tap Room, Carter Mountain Orchard.  9:30am.  $12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
August 18-21, Friday-Monday
2ND ANNUAL NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy guest presentations by astronomy experts, NPS Ranger Programs and viewing the captivating night skies Shenandoah National Park protects. The festival will include constellation tours, solar scope viewing, telescope viewing, Junior Ranger programs, audio-visual presentations, hands-on activities, and will culminate in viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Locations throughout Shenandoah National Park.  4pm Friday-2:40pm Monday (solar eclipse).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-847-1919. 
 
August 21, Monday
PORTUGAL. THE MAN - MOVED TO SPRINT PAVILION
The Jefferson Theater.
All tickets for this show will be honored at Sprint Pavilion on this same night. The Sprint Pavilion.  7pm.  $33.00 in advance $37.50 Day Of Show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
August 24, Thursday
LAKE FRONT FILM SERIES: SOUL FOOD JUNKIES
Montfair Resort Farm.
Join Montfair Resort Farm for the first installment of a three-part outdoor film series including wine and food tastings, an educational talk by Leni Sorrensen, and a lake-front showing of the documentary film Soul Food Junkies to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Montfair Resort Farm, Crozet.  7:30-10pm.  $35 suggested donation .  Email: event@montfairresortfarm.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-5203. 
 
August 22 & 24, Tuesday & Thursday
SUMMER IN PARIS: DELICATESSEN
Violet Crown Cinema.
See the 1991 French film about an unemployed circus clown who answers an employment ad meant to lure people to be killed. Violet Crown Cinema.  12pm Tuesday, 7pm Thursday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 529-3000. 
 
August 15 & 17, Tuesday & Thursday
SUMMER IN PARIS: EYES WITHOUT A FACE
Violet Crown Cinema.
See the 1960 French film about a doctor who attempts plastic surgery to restore his daughter's face at a horrifying price. Violet Crown Cinema.  7pm Tuesday, 12pm Thursday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 529-3000. 
 
August 25, Friday
AUSTRALIA: DEFENDING THE OCEAN LECTURE, RECEPTION & EXHIBITION
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
Professor Stephen Macko from the University of Virginia's Department of Environmental Sciences and Kluge-Ruhe director Margo Smith will discuss the exhibition from two different perspectives. The lecture will be followed by a Final Fridays reception with refreshments. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  4pm lecture, 5-7pm reception.  $Free. 
 
August 25, Friday
DELTA RAE: SUMMER TOUR 2017
The Jefferson Theater.
Six-piece band Delta Rae on its summer tour A Long and Happy Life with The Church Sisters. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $21.99 in advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
June 17-August 26, Saturdays
24TH 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. 
 
August 26, Saturday
NATIONAL DOG DAY AT DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS
Democracy Vineyards.
Celebrate National Dog Day with special treats for the pups and live music from Gene Temple and Robin Tolley. Democracy Vineyards.  Directions: 585 Mountain Cove Rd., Lovingston.  2-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-8463. 
 
August 26, Saturday
WALNUT CREEK SPRINT & OLYMPIC TRIATHLONS
Charlottesville Multisports.
Just ten miles south of Charlottesville, this event attracts families, college athletes and experienced racers alike. Walnut Creek Park, North Garden.  8am Olympic Triathlon, 8:40am Sprint Triathlon.  Email: mailto:sewellhorticulture@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 326-2375. 
 
Sundays in August
DERBY DAMES FRESH MEAT BOOT CAMP
Charlottesville Derby Dames.
Do you want to learn how to skate, play roller derby or just be part of an amazing roller derby league? No skills are required and the Derby Dames are prepared to teach you everything you need to know in order to be part of this unique Roller Derby Family. First practice is free with gear for you to borrow. Carver Recreation Center.  6-8pm.  Email: contact@charlottesvillederbydames.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 5 & 6, 26 & 27, Saturdays & Sundays
SWANNANOA PALACE OPEN HOUSE
Swannanoa Palace.
Swannanoa Palace, a $2 million 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, 12 and under free (cash or check only).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
May 26-August 27
THE MYSTERIES THAT REMAIN: MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
One of Australia's most acclaimed indigenous artists, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri was a founder of the Western Desert art movement. This exhibit features paintings on canvas and board from 1971-1990. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
August 28, Monday
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: A DOG'S PURPOSE (2017)
Crozet Library.
Enjoy a movie and theater-style popcorn and drinks. Age 18+. Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
Wednesdays in August
BACHATA FUSION WITH THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SALSA CLUB
The Ante Room.
Join the Charlottesville Salsa Club for an introductory Bachata lesson from Edwin Roa followed by dancing to an eclectic Latin mix infused with lots of Bachata. The Ante Room.  8pm doors, 8:30-9pm lesson, 9pm-1am dancing.  $5 ladies, $8 gentlemen.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8561. 
 
August 30, Wednesday
PIG PARTY
Starr Hill Brewery / JM Stock.
Join JM Stock at Starr Hill Brewery for a Hog Butchery Demo and social event. Enjoy JM Stock charcuterie and brews while you're at it. The ticket price includes the demo and the food provided by JM Stock. Starr Hill Brewery, Crozet.  6-8pm.  $80.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-5671. 
 
June 1-August 31
FIRST FRIDAYS RECEPTION: CHARLOTTESVILLE THEN AND NOW
JMRL- Central Library.
Come to a reception for a photography exhibit at Central Library on June 2. The library will display photography from C'ville Images that includes vintage photos of Charlottesville. JMRL - Central Library.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 31, Thursday
SUNSET MUSIC SERIES
Castle Hill Cider.
Enjoy live music from MANCAVE, local food trucks, bocce ball, cornhole, disk golf and other lawn games, all surrounding the outdoor tasting room. Castle Hill Cider.  Directions: 6065 Turkey Sag Rd., Keswick.  5-9pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 16-September 1
FEATURED FARMER FRIDAYS
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards.
Do your market shopping just minutes away from downtown Charlottesville with a mini farmers' market where two local farmers will showcase and sell their products. Chef Bill Scalene will work with the farmers to create a Friday special to highlight their locally grown produce. 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: 202-8063. 
 
September 2, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY WINE & MUSIC FEST
Rebec Vineyards.
A celebration of food, wine, music and artists. Live music from Dust in the Attic, Jenny & the B-Side Rockers and AppleButter Soul. Rebec Vineyards, Amherst.  12-6pm.  $15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-946-5168. 
 
September 2, Saturday
WOMEN'S FOUR MILER
Charlottesville Track Club.
Support UVA Cancer Center's Breast Care Program and run in this annual Charlottesville event. Foxfield .  Directions: Garth Road.  8am.  $Varies.  Recommended for ages 10 to 101.  Email: info@womens4miler.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
September 2-3, Saturday-Sunday
SUMMER'S END MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE AND TRAIL RUN
Wintergreen Resort.
Bike on Saturday and/or run on Sunday as part of the Tread and Trail series. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in several categories. Live music and refreshments follow.. Wintergreen Resort.  10am.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
September 7, Thursday
ALL WHO WANDER: IRC BENEFIT CONCERT
Early Music Access Project.
All Who Wander is a richly diverse program chronicling the struggles of those on difficult journeys and those at home awaiting their return. The program includes 13th-century Cantigas de Santa Maria, 18th-century Scottish tunes, and even a "retro" version of a Bob Dylan tune by Early Access Music Project musicians. The Haven.  7:30-9:30pm.  $25.  Email: info@earlymusiccville.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
September 8, Friday
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW HOST KEN FARMER
The Wayne Theatre.
Ken Farmer of PBS's Antiques Roadshow will speak about his expertise in the field of appraisals and antiques. Farmer will also be appraising several pieces he has chosen from area submissions. Prior to the appraisals, a reception with food and drink will take place. If interested in submitting a piece for appraisal send a photograph, dimensions, description and contact information by email. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  6pm reception, 7:30pm appraisal.  $25 for appraisal, $75 reception & appraisal.  Email: info@waynetheatre.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
September 8, Friday
SILHOUETTE ARTIST ERIK JOHNSON
Rock Paper Scissors.
Third-generation silhouette artist Erik Johnson, who learned the craft from his father, hand cuts each silhouette by just looking at the subject's profile. Rock Paper Scissors.  3-6pm.  $30 per silhouette, $15 per copy.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 8, Friday
TRUFFLE WORKSHOP: CHOCOLATES INSPIRED BY MONTICELLO
Heritage Harvest Festival.
Part of the Heritage Harvest Festival, Tim Gearhart of Gearhart Fine Chocolates leads a chocolate truffle demo inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Monticello, Classroom 5 Visitor Center.  3:30-4:30pm.  $25.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 9, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
Guitar Charlottesville.
Come enjoy classical guitar at this festival and competition. 9am-10pm.  Contact: Rafael Scarfullery.  Email: rafael@rafaelscarfullery.com. For more info call: 851-0674. 
 
September 9, Saturday
DAYPACK: BREWERY 2 BREWERY 75-MILE BIKE RIDE
Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company hosts this challenging ride from the Outpost Brewery & Tap Room in Lexington to the Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows in Roseland. The ride will be on paved, maintained roads. Take in amazing views as you coast along the Blue Ridge Parkway! Funds benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Devils Backbone Outpost & Tap Room.  8:30am-5pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-491-3735. 
 
September 9, Saturday
LYNCHBURG ART FESTIVAL
Lynchburg Art Club.
EC Glass High School Grounds, Lynchburg.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 528-9434. 
 
September 9, Saturday
SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE STARS
DuCard Vineyards.
Indulge yourself in a performance of As You Like It by Bard Unbound on the beautiful grounds of DuCard Vineyards. Imagine being taken back in time and watching the deceptions, romance, and antics of another era. This special performance is one night only and space is limited. Reservations required and can be made either online or by calling. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan.  6:30pm.  $25.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
September 9, Saturday
STARRY NIGHTS: CHAMOMILE AND WHISKEY
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Raucous Folk and Americana with special guests Jim Waive and The Young Divorcees. 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.  Nightfall.  $15 online, $20 at the door (general admission), $10 kids 10-16, free 10 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
September 10, Sunday
NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY
CharlottesvilleFamily wishes everyone a very happy Grandparents' Day!
 
September 10, Sunday
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD PRESENTS: ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO
The Paramount.
The Paramount.  7pm.  $14.50 adult, $10.50 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
September 8-10, Friday-Sunday
RIDE AND WINE CYCLING
Central Virginia Cycling Association / Louisa Tourism.
Enjoy the natural beauty Louisa offers and visit some of its wineries. This event will allow cyclist to enjoy three days of cycling with routes ranging from eight miles to 50 miles. Small Country Campground.  all day.  Email: tourism@louisa.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-967-4420. 
 
September 12, Tuesday
TUESDAY TUNES WITH BUD'S COLLECTIVE
James Monroe's Highland & The Front Porch.
Bring your family, a picnic and enjoy live music at the home of James Monroe at sunset. Local food and alcohol vendors will also be on-site. James Monroe's Highland.  6-9pm.  $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $20 in advance per family, $25 at the door .  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
September 13, Wednesday
DAVID GILMOUR: LIVE AT POMPEII
The Paramount Theater.
Come see a live broadcast of David Gilmour as he performs at Pompeii. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $12, $10 student.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
September 14, Thursday
PAINTING & SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN
Monticello.
Join Debbie Donley, Monticello's flower gardener and a professional artist, for a painting workshop in the gardens. She will demonstrate both simple line-drawing and basic watercolor techniques. Monticello.  9:30-11:30am.  $24.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
September 16, Saturday
GET MOVING WITH SALSA
JMRL- Northside Library.
Join members of the Charlottesville Salsa Club as they teach about music and the dance of salsa. JMRL- Northside Library.  1-3pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 14 to 99.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
September 18, Monday
4TH ANNUAL UVA TRANSPLANT GOLF BENEFIT
UVA Transplant Center.
Financed solely by donations, the Transplant Patient Assistance Fund provides in-need families support to offset costs of lodging, travel and food while patients are receiving transplant care. The day will include a round of golf at the nationally recognized Spring Creek Golf Club, lunch, dinner, a goody bag and more. Spring Creek Golf Club.  11am .  Contact: Bonnie Farone or Carol Vincel.  Email: transplantgolfbenefit@virgnia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-1656. 
 
September 11 & 18, Mondays
HOMEBUYER CLASS AT CAAR
Piedmont Housing Alliance.
Want to buy your first home but don't know where to start? These classes will help. Participants who successfully complete the two classes receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to apply for all VHDA (Virginia Housing Development Authority) loan programs. Registration is required. CAAR .  Directions: 550 Hillsdale Drive.  6-9pm.  $free.  Email: info@piedmonthousing.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 422-4838. 
 
September 20, Wednesday
BREWS WITH A VIEW
Second Street Gallery.
Enjoy live music at Second Street Gallery with proceeds supporting the Gallery's Exhibitions and Community Outreach Programming. Second Street Gallery.  6:30-10pm, doors open 6pm.  $20.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 13 & 20, Wednesdays
VIRGINIA REELERS SQUARE DANCE OPEN HOUSE
Virginia Reelers.
Greer Elementary School.  7-9pm.  Contact: John or Nancy Faulkner.  Email: adgteach@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-2769. 
 
August 25-October 1
RUSS WARREN: PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE
Les Yeux du Monde.
The show focuses on his sculpture and paintings and their literal communication with one another. Warren's latest livestock marker paintings will be on display in the rear gallery as well. An opening reception will take place August 25 from 5-7pm. 841 Wolf Trap Rd.  1-5pm Thursdays-Sundays or by appointment.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5566. 
 
June 21-October 18, Third Wednesdays
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
Keswick Vineyards.
"Wine down" with some great music and wine. Spice Sea Gourmet food truck will be on-site for tasty fare. Jon Spear Band on June 21, Erin & the Wildfire on July 19, Jason burke on August 16, Scuffletown on September 20 and Chamomile & Whiskey on October 18. 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: 244-3341. 
 
Friday Nights from May-October
FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
The tasting room and outdoor courtyard are now open until 8pm on Fridays all summer long. Treat yourself to dinner from a local food truck and a custom flight of wine, sitting outside in the courtyard watching the sunset. Standard tastings conclude at 5pm and we begin serving custom flights until 8pm. Picnics are also welcome. Keswick Vineyards.  5-8pm.  $free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
June 24-October 28, 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: 244-3341. 
 
July 6-December 7, First Thursdays
CHARLOTTESVILLE CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT SERIES
Guitar Charlottesville.
Come enjoy live classical guitar concerts at The Haven on the first Thursdays of each month except for September 2017 when there will be the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition on the second Saturday of the month. 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: 851-0674. 
 
August 25-December 17
DEALER'S CHOICE: THE SAMUEL KOOTZ GALLERY 1945-1966
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Come see the first exhibition that examines the critical role Kootz (1898-1982) played in establishing modern American art as an international force. Charlottesville Welcome Book is a proud donor. The Fralin Museum of Art.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Rhonda Deck.  Email: rhondadeck@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 906-1022. 
 
July 28-January 7, 2018
AUSTRALIA: DEFENDING THE OCEAN
UVA & Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
This exhibition includes 21 sculptures made of discarded commercial fishing nets that washed up on the shore in the community of Pormpuraaw, north Queensland, Australia. To clean up their environment and raise awareness about the long-term damage caused by the nets, Indigenous artists of Pormpuraaw are repurposing them into fine art sculptures. Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library.  Directions: 291 McCormick Rd.  $Free.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
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. 
 
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
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. 
 
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. 
 
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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