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April 20, Sunday
EASTER SUNDAY
Boar's Head Inn.
Come for a traditional brunch in the Old Mill Room or a family-style brunch in the Pavilion, cookie decorating and tea, family photos with the Easter bunny, jelly bean contest and more. Boar's Head Inn.  11am-2pm.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-2230. 
 
April 20, Sunday
EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH AT DELFOSSE
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Eater Bunny, egg hunt and crepes! DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.  1-5pm.  Email: finewines@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-6100. 
 
April 20, Sunday
EASTER SUNDAY CUPCAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP!
Join us at the Crozet Mudhouse for an afternoon of making Birds Nest Cupcakes. Take home 4 delicious and dazzling treats to wow your family! Purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot. Spaces limited. Crozet Mudhouse.  2-3pm.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stephanie Connock.  Email: stephanie@mudhouse.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-2240. 
 
April 20, Sunday
SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
American Shakespeare Center.
This April, Shakespeare turns 450 and you're invited to his birthday party. Head to the Blackfriars Playhouse for a free, family-friendly celebration with music; door prizes; games; and, of course, cake. American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse.  4:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733 . 
 
April 21, Monday
BE THE MATCH BONE MARROW REGISTRATION
UVA Be the Match Foundation.
Get in the game, save a life. Members of the UVA community join Coach London and the UVA football team in hosting a bone marrow donor registration opportunity. Registrants must be 18-44 years old. Donors from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds especially needed. UVA Amphitheater (rain location: Newcomb Gallery).  10am-2pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 21, Monday
GAME NIGHT
JMRL - Northside Library.
Wii, PS2, board games, and prizes! Come with a friend or meet new people. Registration is recommended but not required. Grades 6-12. Northside Library.  6:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 24-April 21, Mondays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
JMRL - Central Library.
A special 10-15 minute program of simple stories, rhymes, and songs chosen to enhance your wee one's language development followed by time to play and socialize. For ages 6-24 months with an adult. No storytime April 14. Central Library.  10am or 11am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
April 21, Monday
SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE
The Paramount Theater.
Sid, an inquisitive youngster from the PBS Kids show of the same name, explores the world around him with audience interaction and cooperative problem solving. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  5:30pm.  $15.50 adult, $10.50 youth.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
March 26-April 22, Tuesdays
PRESCHOOL POWER
JMRL - Central Library.
30 minutes of stories, music, movement and group participation for independent preschoolers ready to hone their budding pre-reading skills. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  9:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
April 23, Wednesday
ALL GREEN AND GROWING: AN EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Planting sunflowers on the moon? Finding tiny treasure to brighten a gray cement world? We will have stories and activities about making Earth-- and beyond-- a green and growing place. Registration is required. Ages 5 and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  4pm.  $free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 23, Wednesday
GSTS - GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING AND THEN SOME
JMRL - Central Library.
Join other teens in discussing graphic novels and other books. Free copies of the books will be provided. Refreshments served. Check the blog at gstscentral.blogspot.com for the current reading selection. Limit: 15 participants. Content and reading level of the books discussed will be geared toward ages 13 and up. Central Library.  4:30-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 26-April 23, Wednesdays
ROMP 'N STOMP
JMRL - Central Library.
Play with your preschooler in this changing program of stories, drama, movement, art play and more! For ages 2-5 with an adult. Registration is required. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
April 23, Wednesday
STEWARDS OF CHILDREN TRAINING
Foothills Child Advocacy Center.
Foothills Child Advocacy Center sponsors Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children Program, a free sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is ideal for training staff and volunteers of organizations that serve children and adolescents; it is also appropriate for parents, grandparents, and any adults who care about children. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: 1600 5th St. Ext. .  9am-12pm.  $Free.  Contact: Jane Tirrell.  Email: jtfoothills@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-7233. 
 
March 6-April 24, Thursdays
ALPHABET SOUP: A PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Enjoy a fun half-hour of stories, songs, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and more Designed for older 3, 4 and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy story time on their own, without an accompanying adult or younger siblings. Registration is required. Crozet Library.  Directions: 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
April 24, Thursday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL CHICKEN BBQ
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival/Pepsi.
Enjoy some tasty chicken barbecue or hot dogs for sale at the park. Includes baked beans, bread, coleslaw, chips & Pepsi products. Free parking at Charlottesville High School. Fireworks at dusk. McIntire Park.  5:30pm until all gone.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-9824. 
 
April 24, Thursday
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPEN HOUSE FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOLS
Charlottesville City Schools.
A child must be five years old on or before September 30 of the upcoming school year to enroll in kindergarten. Bring a certified birth certificate, the child's social security card, proof of City residency (mortgage, lease or real estate tax document or a government issued ID and utility bill), a copy of a comprehensive physical exam and evidence of immunizations required by Virginia state law. All Charlottesville City Schools.  3:30-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2400. 
 
April 24, Thursday
LEGO MANIA
JMRL - Northside Library.
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; the library supplies the building blocks! For grades K and up. Registration is required. Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
April 24, Thursday
POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY
JMRL Libraries.
Pick a gift-wrapped poem for your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to your mom, your little brother, or a librarian - or keep it in your pocket for a rainy day. JMRL Library Branches.  All day.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 24, Thursday
POETRY ON THE STEPS!
JMRL - Central Library.
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with an open mic poetry reading. Refreshments will be served. Sign-up to read begins at 7 pm and will be ongoing throughout the evening. Rain site: Children's Room. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 27-April 24, Thursdays
TALES FOR TWOS
JMRL - Central Library.
A fun-filled program of interactive stories, fingerplays, and flannel board stories that encourage your toddler's emerging language skills. For 2-year-olds with an adult. Children must already be 2 in order to attend. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
April 24, Thursday
TODDLER TIME
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Introduce your toddler to nature with this short talk and trail walk for three- to five-year-olds. Volunteer guide Rachel Bush will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  10am.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
April 24, Thursday
WHY WALDORF WORKS: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL VIEW
CWS.
What is Waldorf education? Join cultural anthropologists Ira Bashkow (Waldorf dad of 12 years) and Frank Bechter (Waldorf uncle of 7 years) for a discussion of what is distinctive about the child-centered and holistic approach of Waldorf schooling. Charlottesville Waldorf School.  Directions: off Rio Rd., east, across from Pen Park.  6pm.  $FREE.  Contact: Elizabeth Hale.  Email: enrollment@cwaldorf,org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-4946. 
 
April 25, Friday
CALE CARNIVAL
Cale Elementary School PTO.
Enjoy a family-friendly evening of food, games and fun hosted by the Cale Elementary School PTO. Cale Elementary School.  Directions: 1757 Avon Street Extended.  6-8:30pm.  For more info call: 293-7455. 
 
April 25, Friday
CCS' SPRING FLING
Charlottesville Catholic School.
Join us for an evening of family fun at Charlottesville Catholic School - carnival games, pony rides, photo booth, food, and beverages. Buy chances to sink Principal Riley or another CCS favorite in the dunk tank! A magic show will follow the event in the CCS Gym! For more information or to buy tickets for the Spring Fling or the Magic Show (only a limited number are available), email nao1152007@gmail.com. Hope to see you there! 1205 Pen Park Rd.  3:30-6:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 25, Friday
FREE MOVIE FRIDAY: "THE LEGO MOVIE"
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
This original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. PVCC's Student art Club sponsors Free Movie Friday on the big screen in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Piedmont Virginia Community College's V. Earl Dickinson Building, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va 22902.  Directions: On College Drive off of Route 20.  7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 99.  Special Needs Accommodation: wheelchair, stroller accessible  Contact: Beryl Solla.  Email: bsolla@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5362. 
 
April 25, Friday
OLD FASHION CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER
Mountainside Senior Living.
Enjoy an old fashioned chicken dinner with all the fixings, while helping a great cause. Eat In or Take Out dinner includes: Fried Chicken, Chicken Livers, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Chef Herbert's Famous Macaroni & Cheese, Collard Greens, Assorted Desserts, Beverage. All proceeds go to JABA for support of Mountainside Senior Living. Mountainside Senior Living, 1220 Crozet Avenue Crozet, VA 22932.  Directions: In the heart of historic downtown Crozet, across from the new library.  6-7:30pm.  $Adults $8; Children under 12 $5.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Eleanor VonAchen.  Email: evonachen@jabacares.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4307. 
 
April 26, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL KIWANIS DOGWOOD PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville.
"Pancakes on Parade Day" Proceeds of this fun family-friendly event benefit Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc. (CYFS). CYFS has served the Charlottesville area for over 90 years. Our programs are all about getting kids ready--ready to learn, ready for relationships, and ultimately ready for life. First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street, Charlottesville VA 22902.  Directions: two blocks north of the parade route on East High Street.  7:30-11am.  $5 donation, kids under six free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jim Hart.  Email: jhart46201@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-2094. 
 
April 26, Saturday
BRIDGE DAY STAUNTON
Celebrate the restoration of the Sears Hill pedestrian bridge next to Staunton's historic train station. Live music, food, historical performances and more! Sears Hill Bridge, Staunton.  Directions: 20 Middlebrook Avenue.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 26, Saturday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL PARADE
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Arrive early for this popular annual tradition, with old-time cars, floats, Scout groups, horseback riders, musical bands and the Dogwood Queen and her court. Downtown Mall.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-9824. 
 
April 26-May 3
HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK
Garden Club of Virginia.
This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 fabulous flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members. More details on the website. Email: historicgardenweek@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-644-7776. 
 
April 26, Saturday
KOHL'S GROWING UP HEALTHY EXPO
UVA Children's Fitness Clinic and Kohl's.
What portion size should my child be eating? How many minutes of physical activity do different family members need a day? Come out and learn the answers to these questions and more. Parents and children can learn about healthy lifestyles together. The Children's Fitness Clinic at UVA Children's Hospital will be highlighting the Kohl's Growing Up Healthy Program. There will be informational displays on nutrition and exercise, fun hands-on activities, and give-aways. Charlottesville Kohl's Store.  Email: akk8n@virginia.edu. For more info call: 982-1607. 
 
April 26, Saturday
PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE'S 254TH BIRTHDAY
Ash Lawn-Highland.
Two days before Monroe's actual birthday, we'll take a step back in time to 1814. Visitors will come across a small War of 1812 Virginia Militia Unit practicing their drill, discussing events of the day, and explaining Mr. Monroe's role in the war. Civilians will also discuss current events and everyday family life during that time. Costumed interpreters will perform open hearth cooking demonstrations with traditional cake and syllabub, an old-fashioned treat, and discuss how birthdays were celebrated during that time. Ash Lawn-Highland.  9am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@ashlawnhighland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9539. 
 
April 26, Saturday
SNOW WHITE CHILDREN'S BALLET
Charlottesville Ballet.
An hour-long production for families, particularly tailored to children ages 3 to 8. Find yourself transported into an enchanting storybook world with the fairest of them all, the beautiful Snow White! A special $25 all-inclusive ticket gives your child access to both the ballet and private after-party with characters. Enjoy refreshments, take photos with the ballerinas, and create a special craft project. PVCC V. Earl Dickinson Building.  Directions: 501 College Dr.  1pm and 4pm.  $15-$25.  Recommended for ages 3 to 8.  Email: tickets@charlottesvilleballet.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-7592. 
 
April 26, Saturday
TEEN SCREEN SATURDAYS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Relax and enjoy a free movie and popcorn each month geared specifically toward teens - most based on awesome teen novels. At every screening, you'll also vote on next month's movie! Registration is recommended. Grades 6-12. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  2:30pm.  $free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 26, Saturday
YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Piedmont Family YMCA.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a FREE event that encourages families to get moving, learning and living healthier! Activities include family fitness classes, bounce house, healthy food snacks, and much more! Crozet PARC YMCA.  1-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4380. 
 
April 27, Sunday
EARTH WEEK ECOFAIR
Earth Week.
Learn about local environmental organizations and businesses. Enjoy workshops, live music, book swap, local brews, speakers, kid-friendly entertainment, and more! Main Street Arena.  11am-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 27, Sunday
FAMILY FITNESS FAIR AT PANORAMA FARMS
Charlottesville Day School.
Check the website for times for kids dashes, cross-country races and fitness activities for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. 1 mile cross-country race for high school through adult. Part of the Kid's Triple Crown series. Fire truck water frenzy at 2:30pm. Bring your bikes, kites, swimsuits, and picnics. Panorama Farms, Earlysville.  1-5pm.  Email: info@charlottesvilledayschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 817-2371. 
 
April 27, Sunday
MADISON HOUSE ATHLETICS FIELD DAY
Madison House.
Madison House, a nonprofit, UVA student volunteer organization, invites you and your family to their 2nd Annual Athletics Field Day. Join them for a day full of food, fun, and hopefully sun! Mad Bowl, UVA.  Directions: between Madison Ln and Rugby Rd.  12-2pm.  $free.  Email: mhfieldday@gmail.com. Reservations are required. 
 
April 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
VIRGINIA HOT GLASS FESTIVAL
Sunspots Studios.
Glass artists from around the region gather for the area's only annual art festival devoted to hot glass artistry. Demonstrations of glass blowing, flame working, and other glass art making are ongoing throughout the weekend. Each artist will be exhibiting and selling their work, including hand-blown glass, paperweights, marbles, beads, and art glass jewelry. Handicapped accessible. Sunspots Studios.  Directions: 202 South Lewis Street, Staunton.  Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.  $Free.  Contact: Caroline Sheridan.  Email: caroline@sunspots.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-0678. 
 
April 28, Monday
BABY ROMP
JMRL - Central Library.
Sensory and interactive play for your little one, plus grown-up conversation for you. For ages 2 & under & their caregivers. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
April 28, Monday
CHAPTER CHAT BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Northside Library.
Come discuss books while enjoying free snacks! Required registration for the Winter/Spring session begins on Monday, December 23. Grades 6-12. 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. 
 
April 29, Tuesday
TEEN OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Bring ten copies of your resume, dress to impress, and meet with employers in our area looking for teenagers to fill their summer job, internship and volunteer openings! Door prizes from Crutchfield's! Virginia Workforce Center.  Directions: 2211 Hydraulic Rd. On the CAT Bus Route 7..  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 30, Wednesday
GA-GA FOR GLUE
JMRL - Central Library.
Help us out with a sticky situation We have unfinished glue projects galore. Take your pick and make something gloriously glue-y. Drop in anytime between 10-11am. Central Library.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 . 
 
April 30, Wednesday
PEEPS PARTY
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Peeps builders and fans alike will have a gallery tour of Peepapalooza creations, hand out awards for the dioramas, enjoy snacks, make a marshmallow shooter and just hang out with other peeps. Gordon Avenue Library.  4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 

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