Events This Week

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March 25-29
9 PARTS OF DESIRE
UVA Department of Drama.
This show examines the lives, hopes, dreams and fears of nine Iraqi and Iragi-American women during the period between the first and second Gulf Wars. Ruth Caplin Theatre UVA.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
March 27-29
CHS SPRING MUSICAL: "HAIRSPRAY"
Theatre CHS.
Tracy Turnblad and friends revolutionize the dance world and their community. Charlottesville High School MLK Performing Arts Center.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7:30pm Friday & Saturday; 3pm Sunday.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2725. 
 
March 21-29
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE
Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Thousands of good-quality books and other media at great prices! Proceeds benefit the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Gordon Avenue Library (lower level).  Directions: Gordon Avenue intersects Rugby Rd. and 14th St. about 3 blocks from the UVA Corner.  10am-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@jmrlfriends.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-8467. 
 
March 23-29, Monday-Sunday
HISTORIC CAROUSEL IN DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Downtown Business Association & City of Charlottesville.
Welcome back the Historic Carousel and kick off spring on the Downtown Mall! This community-centered event is a big hit every year, with thousands of riders taking part! Downtown Mall, Central Place.  1-7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday
HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Blue Ridge Home Builders Association.
Over 100 indoor and outdoor home specialists, plus seminars, giveaways and more. John Paul Jones Arena .  9am-5pm.  $free, donations collected for AHIP.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-8652. 
 
March 29, Sunday
LAURIE BERKNER
The Paramount Theater.
Children's favorite brings songs like "We are the Dinosaurs" and "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)" to town. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. The Paramount Theater.  3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
March 30, Monday
AWARE COMMUNITY DISCUSSION
Albemarle County Public Schools.
In conjunction with the Albemarle County Police Department, this AWARE (Always Watch and Recognize Your Environment) symposium will include representatives from the police department, the One Love organization and Trina Murphy as the keynote speaker. The Monticello student chapter of Help Save the Next Girl will present a video. Among the topics discussed will be programs and actions that families can take to protect the safety of their children in the community. Monticello High School.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5877. 
 
March 30, Monday
CHAPTER CHAT BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Northside Library.
Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. This month's book is Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth. Books to be read in April and May will be chosen by the group. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  7-8pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 30, Monday
STUDY BUDDIES
Crozet Library.
Drop in for homework help. Crozet Library.  6-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
March 31, Tuesday
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: KASHMIRA SHETH
JMRL.
Meet the author of "Boys Without Names,""Keeping Corner" and "Blue Jasmine." This presentation will focus on Sheth's middle grade and young adult titles, and the author will be able to answer any questions from the audience. Registration is recommended. Northside Library.  6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 31, Tuesday
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR KIDS
WriterHouse.
The camp is geared towards students in grades 3-12, and will offer them valuable writing instruction from schoolteachers with creative writing experience. WriterHouse.  Directions: 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902. The brick building behind the Preston Ave Bodo's.  Email: programs@writerhouse.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1922. 
 
April 1-June 1
A MILLION BLOOMS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Spring arrives with magnificent splendor! See a succession of breathtaking blooms that color the landscape with beauty. Enjoy entertaining activities, exhibits and family events. Play and learn in the Children's Garden, browse the Garden Shop, dine with friends, or relax with a good book in a scenic retreat. 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond.  9am-5pm.  $8-12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE REGISTRATION
The Paramount Theater.
Open to youth in rising 1st-12th grades. Registration begins April 1; forms available mid-March. Shows include Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin. The Paramount Theater.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
April 1
MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE REGISTRATION BEGINS
For details, please click this link. 
 
April 1-30
PEEPAPALOOZA!
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Get yourself a whole heap of Peeps marshmallows and create a depiction of a favorite scene or character from a book. Dioramas will be accepted and displayed in the library April 1 - 30; awards for all age levels. Gordon Avenue Library.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 2, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Charlottesville School District.
Charlottesville High School.  5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2400. 
 
April 2, Thursday
SPRING FOR THE ARTS FUNDRAISER
Piedmont Council for the Arts.
Open bar, hors-doeuvres, live music, silent auction. Live Arts.  6-9pm.  $95.  Email: info@charlottesvillearts.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-2787. 
 
April 4, Saturday
ALAZAKAM TOYS 10TH BIRTHDAY
Alakazam Toys.
Celebrate ten years at this downtown mall toy shop with a raffle, sweets, entertainment and prizes for silliest jokes. Downtown Mall.  12-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 4, Saturday
AMAZEMENT SQUARE'S EASTER EGG HUNT & PETTING ZOO
Amazement Square.
Easter egg hunt plus meet and greet mini-horses, miniature donkeys, goats, mini-llamas, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and more in the warehouse included with your ticket. Tickets on sale March 1. Amazement Square.  Directions: 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg.  All ages welcome.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
April 4, Saturday
CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD EASTER EGG HUNT
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Grab your favorite Easter Basket and head to the mountain! Various age groups and times for each hunt; see website for schedule. Other activities include: visits with the Easter Bunny, hayrides, face painting, wine tasting available, light fare lunch. Tickets on sale Friday, April 3. Carter Mountain Orchard.  Directions: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail.  $5 (includes hayride).  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
April 4, Saturday
CARVER INDOOR FLEA MARKET
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Carver Recreation Center.  Directions: 233 4th Street NW .  8am-1pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
April through November, Saturdays
CITY MARKET
City of Charlottesville.
Visit for fresh local produce, plants, and plenty of homemade goodies and crafts. Second and Water Street parking lots.  7am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 4, Saturday
COOKIE DECORATING WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
The Boar's Head Inn.
Join the Easter Bunny for Cookie Decorating. During this fun family event, children of all ages will enjoy icing hundreds of Easter cookies. Reservations required. The Boar's Head Inn.  1-3pm.  $15 per adult, $10 per child age 4-12.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
April 4, Saturday
COTTONTAIL EXPRESS
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Bring the kids dressed in their Easter best to meet Peter Cottontail on the Train. Join the Easter parade of animals in a mad search for that hippity, hoppity Bunny. This hop down the rails includes face painting, singing and general merriment. Elkins, West Virginia.  11am and 1pm.  $35-40, children under 4 are free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 866-651-4296. 
 
April 4, Saturday
DOMINION FAMILY EASTER
Maymont.
Visit Maymont for one of Richmond's favorite Easter traditions! Enjoy an egg hunt, live entertainment, crafts and games on Maymont's Carriage House Lawn. Maymont.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  10am-3pm.  $Fees vary for activities.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166, ext. 310. 
 
April 4, Sunday
EASTER BRUNCH
The Market at Grelen.
Come celebrate the season with a delicious farm fresh brunch! The Market at Grelen.  Directions: 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset.  11:30am-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
April 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday
EASTER WEEKEND WITH PETER RABBIT
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1-4pm). Concert on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (Saturday, 2-3pm). Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond.  1-4pm.  $regular admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
April 4, Saturday
EGGSTRAVAGANZA EGG HUNT
Staunton Downtown Development Association.
Moonbounce, old-fashioned egg coloring, refreshments, arts and crafts activities, face painting, and surprise entertainers. See website for age-specific egg hunt times. Montgomery Hall Park.  10am-12pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3945. 
 
April 4, Saturday
EGGSTRAVAGANZA! EASTER EGG HUNT AT CARTER MOUNTAIN
Carter Mountain Orchard.
On Saturday, April 4, grab your family and head up the mountain. We'll have 8,000 eggs for children ages 3-8 to find; hunts are divided into three age groups. Other fun family activities (some fee-based) at our Eggstravaganza event include: Visits with the Easter Bunny, Best Easter Bonnet Contest, Make and Take Easter crafts, Hayrides, Face Painting, and Wine Tasting. Visit the Carter Mountain website for Egg Hunt ticket sales information (sales are limited) and hunt times. Carter Mountain Orchard,Carter Mountain Orchard.  10am-5pm.  $FREE to attend, 6$ for Easter Egg hunt & Hayride.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: info@carterMountainOrchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 4349771833. 
 
April-November, Saturdays
FARM AND BARN HISTORY DAY
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come enjoy the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. Newly repaired with displays donated to understand both the cultural history of the farm and the natural history of the natural area. Open every Saturday afternoon until Thanksgiving. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  2pm.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
April 4, Saturday
FRY'S SPRING BEACH CLUB SPRING EGG HUNT
Fry's Spring Beach Club.
3 separate egg hunts on the FSBC grounds: ages 2 & under, 3-6, and 7 and up. Bring your own basket! 2512 Jefferson Park Avenue.  4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Robin Wrightson.  Email: fsbcdirector@frysspring.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4181. 
 
April 4, Saturday
HERITAGE DAY
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Virginia Game & Inland Fisheries, Trout Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation are only a few of the organizations with exhibits and activities for both adults and children. Craft vendors, and food and drink available for purchase. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  8am-3pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
April 5, Sunday
EASTER EGG HUNT
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Celebrate Easter with a fried chicken lunch and easter egg hunt for the kids. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  Directions: 29N to Rt 231 in Madison, go 5 miles to Banco and turn left on rt. 670 and drive 4 miles to the Lodge.  3pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
April 3-5, Friday-Sunday
EASTER IN THE MOUNTAINS
Wintergreen Resort.
A weekend of festivities, with an Easter egg hunt and parade, craft workshops and egg decorating. Wintergreen Resort.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8003. 
 
April 5, Sunday
EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH AT DELFOSSE
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Easter Bunny and egg hunt at noon; crepes, sangria, wine tasting for adults. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.  12-5pm.  Email: finewines@delfossewine.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-6100. 
 
April 5, Sunday
EASTER SUNDAY CUPCAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP
Join Crozet Mudhouse for an afternoon of making Birds Nest Cupcakes. All ages are welcome. Fee includes cupcakes, demonstration and decorations. Purchase tickets in advance. Mudhouse Crozet.  2-3pm.  $10.  Contact: Margot Diaz.  Email: margot@mudhouse.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-2240. 
 
April 6, Monday
CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET'S "THE FIREBIRD" MEET & GREET
Central Library.
Ballerina pirouette into the library for a special interactive reading and dance class. For boys and girls ages 2-12. No registration required. Central Library.  4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
April 6, Monday
HOMESCHOOL DAY
James Madison's Montpelier.
This day is designed specially for homeschooling families or any family seeking a fun day out! Guided tours, games, exhibits, nature trails, and additional programs allow you and your family to learn and explore together. 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  9am-5pm.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kyle Stetz.  Email: edteam@montpelier.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-4034. 
 
April 6, Monday
HOMESCHOOL DAY AT MONTPELIER
Montpelier.
This day is designed specially for homeschooling families or any family seeking a fun day out. Guided tours, games, exhibits, nature trails, and additional programs allow you and your family to learn and explore together. Montpelier, Orange.  9am-5pm.  $5 per person; kids 6 & under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x402. 
 
April 8, Wednesday
FUN FOR THE YOUNG @ THE FRALIN
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Gordon Avenue Children's Librarian, Glynis Welte, will share stories, engaging the museum's youngest art patrons. UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Rd.  10am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-2050. 
 
May 13, Wednesday
FUN FOR THE YOUNG @ THE FRALIN
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Gordon Avenue Children's Librarian, Glynis Welte, will share stories, engaging the museum's youngest art patrons. UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Rd.  10am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-2050. 
 
April 8, Wednesday
MAKE IT @ THE LIBRARY
JMRL - Central Library.
Drop in and kickstart your creativity. For grades 6-12. Bring your own t-shirt to decorate this month. Central Library.  4:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 

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