Events This Week

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September 16, Tuesday
BOOK BAG: A TWEEN BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Central Library.
Join Ms Karen in snacking and chatting about a different book each month. Take home a copy of the book for keeps! Registration is required and is ongoing. Space is limited. In September, chat about "The Magic Half" by Annie Barrows. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  4pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 9 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
September 17, Wednesday
AUTHOR AND YOUNG ADULT NOVELIST JANE SMILEY READING
Sweet Briar College English Department.
Jane Smiley, author of numerous novels, including Pulitzer Prize winner, A Thousand Acres, will be reading from her new novel Some Luck and speaking about the craft of fiction writing which she addressed in her book Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel. Memorial Chapel, Sweet Briar College.  8pm.  $FREE.  Recommended for ages 13 to 18.  Contact: Nell Boeschenstein.  Email: nboeschenstein@sbc.edu. For more info call: 249-3900. 
 
September 17, Wednesday
SHAWN COLVIN & STEVE EARLE
The Paramount Theater.
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriters together in concert. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  $31-$51.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
September 19, Friday
FAMILY CAMP OUT
Maymont Estate.
Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures. Enjoy s'mores and stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont's grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must register for every four children. Register online by September 17. Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  6pm Friday-9am Saturday.  $40 per person/$30 members.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
September 20, Saturday
ANNUAL KOREAN FOOD BAZAAR & YARD SALE
Korean Community Church in Charlottesville.
A huge range of Korean delicacies will be available for purchase ranging from kimbap, ddukbokki (spicy ricecake dish), haemul pajeon (seafood pancake), sikhye (sweet, cold rice drink), and more. Huge yard sale with home items and clothing for the whole family also. Directions: Behind the Volvo dealership on Ivy Rd. Feel free to park in the shared parking lot adjacent to the UVA facility.  11am-2pm.  $ .  Contact: Rebecca.  Email: Rebecca.shin.80@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 503-880-3005. 
 
September 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
AT HOME WITH MONTESSORI WORKSHOPS
Heartmoor Farm Education Centre.
Workshops for parents and educators with Patricia Oriti, author of "At Home with Montessori." Heartmoor Farm Education Centre.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 19 & 20, Friday & Saturday
BLUE RIDGE CYCLING FESTIVAL
A weekend event for families to cycle together and experience Nelson County. Several routes have been selected for all types of riders including off road, kids' rides and a challenging metric century. Enjoy live music and tastings of Nelson at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Any profits of the weekend will be donated to the Nelson County Community Fund which supports schools, organizations and individuals in need. Roseland, VA.  $15-$149.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 20, Saturday
CHILI COOK-OFF AND FALL FUN
Layz S Ranch.
Chili tastings plus lots of family fun with a hay ride, corn maze, hay maze, hay pyramid with giant slide, corn slide, corn pit, apple sling shot, face painting and farm animals. 2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra.  10am-6pm.  $10/adults, $8/age 3-10, age 2 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@layzsranch.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0898. 
 
September 20, Saturday
CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION
Montpelier.
Celebrate the 227th signing of the U.S. Constitution with family, friends, and the Taste of Freedom Wine Festival on the historic grounds of James Madison's Montpelier! Live music, balloon rides, mansion tours, and children's activities will be offered throughout the day. Tastings from Virginia wineries, breweries, ciderhouses will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. General admission is $10/car. Tasting tickets are $20/person in advance or $25/person at the gate. Montpelier.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
September 20, Saturday
CURIOUS GEORGE'S CURIOSITY DAY STORYTIME
Barnes & Noble.
Celebrate our favorite mischevious monkey with stories, activities and giveaways. Directions: Barracks Road Shopping Center, 1035 Emmet Street.  11am.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-8356. 
 
September 20, Saturday
CVILLE SABROSO FESTIVAL
Luminaria Cville.
The 2nd annual Latin American Festival features live music, traditional dance performances, art, kids' activities and authentic food for sale. McGuffey Art Center, Lawn.  11am-6pm.  $Free.  Email: luminariacville@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-6361. 
 
September 20, Saturday
GO GREEN FEST
Dixon Disposal and Snow's Garden Center.
Doggies and kitties from the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA will be on hand for cuddling and petting and adopting. Free food and drinks, games, bounce house and giveaways to all of the attendees. Snow's Garden Center.  Directions: 875 Avon Street Extended.  10am-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
GOOD TIMES, TASTES & TRADITIONS
Frontier Culture Museum.
Celebrate the traditions of the 5 featured countries (America, England, Germany, Ireland and West Africa). Live music, interactive seminars, a children's activity tent, a variety of food vendors, a wide array of artist and craft booths, and the ever-popular wine and beer tastings with souvenir glasses. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
September 13 & 15-20
HERE WEE GROW AGAIN!
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
This semi-annual kids' consignment sale offers gently used clothes, toys and gear. The sale benefits local families in need and Aldersgate Methodist Church's outreach efforts. $5 "Choose Your Charity" event on September 10. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  9am-5pm Saturday; 10am-6pm Monday-Friday (Closed Sunday).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
September 20, Saturday
NATIONAL EAT AN APPLE DAY
Carter Mountain Orchard.
It's apple season! Bring in your homemade goodies for a chance to win a prize. They'll judge the entries at 3pm; please arrive by 2:30pm. You might want to bring copies of your recipe too to share. No charge to enter the contest. Carter Mountain Orchard.  3pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
September 20, Saturday
SENIOR FIELD DAY
Grandparents and local seniors are invited to participate in a community game day playing low impact, high fun, minute-to-win-it style games with their grandchildren or other young friends ages 1-12.  No registration required. Free. Washington Park Lower Recreation Field.  10am-12:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 21, Sunday
BLUE MOUNTAIN SUNRISE LIVE AT HUMPBACK ROCKS VISITOR CENTER
Bring folding chairs or blanket, enjoy live music, tour the pioneer farm and log cabins. Milepost 5.8 Blue Ridge Parkway.  2-4pm.  For more info call: 540-943-4716. 
 
September 21, Sunday
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DAY - THEN AND NOW
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Red Cross classes, speakers including weatherman Travis Koshko and Hurricane Camille experts, free health screenings, and fire and EMT demonstrations. KIds 12 and under can sign up in advance for a Disney pillowcase preparedness kit. Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton.  12-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: David Moody.  Email: davidmoody@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 989-5481. 
 
September 20 & 21, Saturday & Sunday
FAMILY ART JAM: CONTINUOUS NARRATIVE IN GOUACHE AND GOLD
Fralin Museum of Art.
Discuss the delicate style of traditional Indian court painting in Realms of Earth and Sky as well as the multiple appearances of figures within a composition as a storytelling device. Children will use fine brushes and opaque gouache to tell a story. Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Road.  1-3pm 5-7 yr olds and 3-5pm 8-12 yr olds.  $15-$20 per adult/child pair.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-2050. 
 
September 21, Sunday
FAMILY LIFE: HARMONY AND FULFILLMENT
Heartmoor Farm.
Explore how to create and sustain family harmony and learn about fundamental characteristics of human development. Heartmoor Farm Education Centre.  Directions: I-64 E to exit 143 Ferncliff/Louisa.  1-4pm.  $35-50.  Contact: Elizabeth Hale.  Email: eghale9@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 589-2961. 
 
September 21, Sunday
MIDTOWN STREET FAIR
Live local music, midtown restaurant cook-off, a "tiny zoo," arts & crafts, community organizations and more. West Main Street.  1-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 980-6666. 
 
September 23 & 24, Tuesday & Wednesday
YOUTH AUDITIONS FOR LES MISERABLES
Live Arts.
Directions: 123 East Water Street.  Email: tracie@livearts.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4177. 
 
September 24, Wednesday
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A MORTGAGE
UVA Community Credit Union.
Buying your first home, moving from your present home, or refinancing your existing mortgage? In this seminar, you will learn how to get your finances into shape before you apply, and about the lending guidelines you must meet to qualify for various mortgage financing programs. Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union.  6-7:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: UVA Community Credit Union.  Email: contactus@uvaccu.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-2001. 
 
September 24, Wednesday
STORYTIME! AT THE HERITAGE CENTER
Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center.
Come and experience lively storytelling, songs, movement and activities as we delve into books exploring and celebrating African-American culture. These stories will jumpstart and enliven family and community conversation about our local and national culture. Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center 233 4th Street 2nd Floor.  Directions: Entrance is on Commerce St, one-block north of West Main Street.  3:30-5pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 4 to 8.  Contact: Mia Haruko Logan.  Email: admin@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8722. 
 
September 25, Thursday
EDUCATION/CAREER RESOURCE FAIR FOR ADULT LEARNERS
PVCC.
Meet with college representatives to discuss career and study programs. Children's activities provided while parents gather information. PVCC.  6-8:30pm.  Email: dmclanahan@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5275. 
 
September 25, Thursday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, The Sandlot (rated PG). The lawn will be ready for you to pick the perfect spot at 7pm. Showtime 8:30pm. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  7-11pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
September 26, Friday
AMAZING MILE CHILDREN'S RUN
Amazement Square.
This fun run is the perfect way to encourage youth, ages 13 and under, to stay active. Participants will receive a t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. outside Amazement Square's Education Warehouse.  Directions: Lynchburg.  6pm.  $20.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
September 22-26, Monday-Friday
BABY BOOT CAMP'S "BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACK IN SHAPE" OPEN HOUSE WEEK!
Kira Sullivan.
Grab your favorite little workout partner and get a great workout, meet other moms, and have a fun time with your baby all at the same time. All ability levels are welcome. Pen Park (M,W,R,F) and ACAC Adventure Central (T).  Directions: At Pen Park, turn left by the tennis courts and meet at the bottom of the hill..  9:15am.  $Free all week.  Contact: Kira Sullivan.  Email: kira.sullivan@babybootcamp.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 953-6888. 
 
September 26, Friday
THE HEAD AND THE HEART
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  7pm.  $30.  Email: cvillepaviliontix@musictoday.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8749. 
 
September 5, 12 & 26, Fridays
UVA MARCHING BAND OPEN REHEARSAL
University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music.
Come hear the UVA Marching Band Open Rehearsal at Carr's Hill Field. Bring a picnic and watch the UVA Cavalier Marching Band as they prepare for their halftime show. WaHooWa! Carr's Hill Field.  Directions: on the corner of Emmett and Ivy Roads.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: UVA McIntire Department of Music.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5347. 
 

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