Events This Week

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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-FASHIONED 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. 
 
May 1, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Charlottesville School District.
Come listen to the discussions, debates and decisions of the city school board. Charlottesville High School.  Directions: Booker T. Reaves Media Center.  5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2400. 
 
May 1-3, Thursday-Saturday
PVCC DANCE CONCERT
Piedmont Virginia Community College Dance.
PVCC Dance presents a concert of original works developed by students and faculty. Expect high energy and unique artistic collaborations. PVCC, V. Earl Dickinson Building, Maxwell Theatre.  7:30pm Thursday-Friday; 2:30pm & 7:30pm Saturday.  $5 general admission.  Contact: PVCC Box Office.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
May 1-4, Thursday-Sunday
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS SUPER CIRCUS HEROES!
The Greatest Show On Earth® is back and bigger than ever with life-size Circus Super Heroes putting on a dazzling display of strength, courage, honor and bravery, committed to inspire Children Of All Ages! Opening night and kids 12 and under tickets are $10. John Paul Jones Arena.  $20-$35.  Contact: Liz Flynn.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-4960. 
 
September-May, Tuesday
SIX EASY STEPS PARENTING CLASS
Children, Youth & Family Services.
A six-week parenting class for parents of children 2-12 years old. The program uses a nationally recognized curriculum called "STEP" which includes topics: ages and stages of child development, respectful communication, setting limits and giving choices. Register online or over the phone. Children, Youth & Family Services.  Directions: 1000 East High Street.  6-7:30pm.  $80 per adult, $100 fee per couple, $130 per family .  Contact: Beth Castro.  Email: bcastro@cyfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4118 ex 224. 
 
May 1-4, Thursday-Sunday
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Albemarle High School.
The hills are alive with The Sound of Music! Make reservations in advance for dinner theatre at 6pm on May 3, directly before Saturday's evening performance, $30. Preview night May 1, $10. Albemarle High School.  8pm Thursday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday.  $18 online, $20 door. Students and seniors: $13.50 online, $15 door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 1-800-594-8499. 
 
Application Deadline: June 1
VIRGINIA DISCOVERY MUSEUM TEEN VOLUNTEER (MTV) PROGRAM
Virginia Discovery Museum.
If you have a teenager interested in participating in our summer Museum Teen Volunteer (MTV) program, go to the VDM webpage to fill out an application. Volunteers will interact with kids by helping out in the gallery, with summer camps, and date nights. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Recommended for ages 15 to 18.  Email: vol@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Now through May 2
PVCC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
The Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation is seeking high school seniors for scholarships to be awarded for study at the College in the 2014-15 academic year beginning in August. Awards range in amount from $500 to more than $3,000. The scholarships may be used to pay tuition, fees and books. application online.  Contact: Office of Development.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5204. 
 
May 2, Friday
SPRING HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM
Frontier Culture Museum.
Visit our wonderful exhibits and historical interpreters and enjoy great hands-on learning and interactive education. Visitors can expect to see activities such as cooking, gardening, woodworking, flax and wool spinning, rare-breed animals, schoolhouse lessons, and more. Frontier Culture Museum.  Directions: 1290 Richmond Avenue, Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $7/adults, $5/ages 6-17, free for children 5 & under; $2 off tickets bought before April 30.  Contact: Sarah Puckett.  Email: visitor.center@frontiermuseum.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
May 3, Saturday
30TH ANNUAL UVA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WALK FOR KIDS
UVA Children's Hospital.
Join in this annual Charlottesville family tradition and 5K walk to benefit UVA Children's Hospital. The event features fun and games for the whole family, including a picnic and prizes. The flat, 3-mile walk is family and pet-friendly, with a 1/4 mile option for the smallest walkers. Proceeds from the event will support construction of the Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital. The Park at UVA.  Wee Walk 9am; Walk for Kids 9:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-8432. 
 
May 3, Saturday
ANNUAL SPRING BARBECUE
Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company.
Enjoy great barbecue while helping your local fire company! Spring fundraiser menu: pork barbecue, brunswick stew, cole slaw, homemade dessert, rolls and beverage. Child's plate: barbecue or hot dog with baked beans and chips. 283 Reas Ford Rd.  $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 child's plate.  All ages welcome.  For more info call: 973-8862. 
 
May 3, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay for Life.
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Albemarle High School.  4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 3-mid-October, Saturdays
CROZET FARMERS MARKET
The market offers a variety of locally grown vegetables, bedding plants, vegetable starts, cut flowers, homemade baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, woodcraft and pottery. Crozet United Methodist parking lot.  8am-12pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Al Minutolo.  Email: aminutolo@embarqmail.com. For more info call: 823-1092. 
 
May 3-18
DESIGN HOUSE 2014
Shelter for Help in Emergency.
Working to end domestic violence in our community, Design House 2014, provides more than a house tour. With 7,000 square feet remodeled by designers, the Shelter for Help in Emergency presents an opportunity for inspiration on many levels. Come learn all the latest trends in home decorating and design and help victims of domestic violence at the same time. New this year: a Design and Gift Boutique with items on sale from local designers. Farmington Country Club home.  Directions: Parking and shuttle at Westover Farm, 555 Old Garth Rd.  10am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday, closed Tuesdays, open til 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  $20 per person.  Email: CvilleDesignHouse@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 3, Saturday
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FIELD DAY
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.
Habitat Field Day invites youth and families to practice teamwork through outdoor activities ranging from limbos to races. The event also offers an opportunity for participants to visit a completed Habitat community and to learn more about affordable housing solutions in the Charlottesville area. Sunrise Housing Community.  Directions: 1412 Carlton Ave. Parking is available in designated spaces in the Skyline lot, opposite the Sunrise Neighborhood Center.  1-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Mary.  Email: mmaxfield@cvillehabitat.org. For more info call: 293-9066. 
 
May 3, Saturday
HEART OF VIRGINIA FESTIVAL
Town of Farmville.
This annual family-oriented event includes arts, crafts, food, 10k run and 5k walk. The festival offers something for everyone - bands performing, antique car show, face painting, magic shows, artisans and more! Downtown Farmville.  Directions: Main and High Streets, Farmville, VA 23901.  9am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@heartofvirginia.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 395-2744. 
 
May 3, 2014
MAKE-A-WISH GREATER VIRGINIA WALK FOR WISHES
Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.
Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. Walkers of all ages will come together at Dorey Park and enjoy a day that includes a short 2 mile walk, as well as many other family-fun activities, music, face painting, balloon art, food and more! Dorey Park.  Directions: 2999 Darbytown Road Henrico, VA.  8am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Chelsea Robinson.  Email: crobinson@va.wish.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-217-9474. 
 
May 3, Saturday
MAY DAY CELEBRATION
Frontier Culture Museum.
Enjoy a spring afternoon of live music around the Old World sites, a May Pole, a small fishing rodeo, vendors. Frontier Culture Museum.  Directions: 1290 Richmond Rd, Staunton, VA off I-81 North near intersection of I-64 in Staunton.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
May 3, Saturday
MONTALTO CHALLENGE 5K
Monticello.
Join for an exhilarating 5K race from the base of the Saunders-Monticello Trail to the top of Montalto. The demanding, all-uphill course offers thrilling views of Monticello, Charlottesville, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. All proceeds go the Monticello Fund, which supports the maintenance of Saunders-Monticello Trail. The Saunders-Monticello Trail.  8am.  $35-$45.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
May 3 & 4, Saturday & Sunday
MONTPELIER WINE FESTIVAL
Montpelier.
The Montpelier Wine Festival is a premier spring event for the whole family. Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution," the Festival showcases distinctive arts and crafts; specialty food vendors; live music; children's entertainment and rides; and wine tastings all day. Montpelier, Orange.  Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  11am-6pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  $15 in advance, $25 at the gate. Ages 12 to 20: $5. Under 12: free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
May 3, Saturday
QUE PASA FESTIVAL
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Get ready for one of Virginia's largest celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the largest Latin food & culture festival in Central Virginia. Hundreds of food festival vendors, live musicians and dancers, artisans, and corporate supporters come out to this event promoting education and global awareness of the Hispanic heritage that contributes to Virginia's fascinating diversity. Canal Walk, Richmond.  11am-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 378-4099. 
 
May 3, Saturday
RED HILL 5K RUN/WALK, KIDS FUN RUN & SCRAMBLE
Red Hill Elementary School PTO.
Lace up your running shoes for a great cause and enjoy some of the best views in Albemarle County and run/walk for the children of Red Hill Elementary. The race will be run on Red Hill School Road and runners will have a chance to find out why the school is called "Red Hill"! Prizes for winners, raffle prizes and snacks, too. Red Hill Elementary School.  $25 adults (ages 16+), $15 kids.  Contact: Patricia Perkins.  Email: redhillroar@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-5332. 
 
May 3, Saturday
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CHARLOTTESVILLE/ALBEMARLE
Join in this team-based walk-a-thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society! Family-friendly fun, games and entertainment are planned for all participants. Albemarle High School, 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville.  4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: jane.johnson.  Email: jane.johnson@cancer.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-7423. 
 
May 3, Saturday
RIVERFEST 2014
This FREE annual event takes place riverside at Constitution Park in Waynesboro, VA. Activities include Reptile World shows, Stream Safari, presentations by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Fish and Fun Rodeo, Farmer's Market, Canoe Rides, Kids Arts & Crafts, Stream Electro-fishing and is capped off by the Great South River Duck Race! Constitution Park, Waynesboro, VA.  Directions: From Charlottesville: 64W to Exit 99. Turn left into 250 toward Waynesboro. Continue onto Main Street (at the stoplight) and cross the bridge over the South River.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Amanda Nicholson.  Email: riverfest@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-949-7738. 
 
May 3, Saturday
WESTMINSTER CHILD CARE CENTER'S SPRING FLING ANNUAL FUND EVENT
Westminster Child Care Center.
Westminster Child Care Center, a licensed, non-profit, non-denominational facility will be hosting its Annual Fund celebration. Bounce house, face painting and local food vendors. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  Directions: 700 E Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902 parking available in Water St. Parking garage.  12-3pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stefani Belew.  Email: stefani.belew@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 989-7015. 
 

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