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March 7-14
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. Come find a bargain! The "Choose Your Charity" event is on March 4. The $5 admission cost on that day goes to the charity of your choice! Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
March 5, 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. 
 
March 5, Wednesday
PASSPORT TO RETIREMENT
UVA Community Credit Union.
Learn how to: assess the costs associated with retirement, determine sources of retirement income, improve your investment potential, reduce your financial risk, and help preserve your state for your heirs. Seating is limited. Please register online or by phone. Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union.  6-7:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: UVA Community Credit Union.  Email: contactus@uvacreditunion.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-2001. 
 
March 5, Thursday
SISTER ACT
John Paul Jones Arena.
Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash produced by Whoopi Goldberg, is coming to Charlottesville. 295 Massie Road.  7:30-10:00pm.  $27-57.  All ages welcome.  Contact: JPJ.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-575-8497. 
 
March 5, Thursday
SPCA PAWS TO READ
JMRL.
Who has four paws and loves to listen to stories? A dog from Charlottesville-Ablemarle SPCA's "Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team," that's who. Drop in to improve your reading/listening skills and make a new four-footed friend at the same time. No registration required. For Grades K-2. Central Library.  4-4:45pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 6, Friday
STUART HALL LOWER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Stuart Hall School.
Prospective families with children in grades PK-5 are invited for tours, information, and a chance to experience a typical Lower School Assembly, where several classes share what they are learning. Experience the Stuart Hall community in action. Please rsvp: admissions@stuart-hall.org 74 Quicks Mill Rd, Verona.  1:30-3:30pm.  $FREE.  Contact: Mia Kivlighan.  Email: mkivlighan@stuart-hall.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-213-7743. 
 
March 6, Friday
VSA VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
VSA Arts of Charlottesville/Albemarle.
This annual show featuring works by dozens of area artists promotes experiences in the arts for individuals with disabilities. Works will be on display and for sale until May 8. MLK Jr Performing Arts Center.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  6:30-8:30pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-1730. 
 
March 7, Saturday
CHESS SATURDAY
JMRL.
If you're a chess player or want to learn, stop by the Central Library for some instruction and simultaneous play hosted by the Play ACES Chess Club. Popcorn will be served, and prizes will be awarded to all participants. Space is limited. Registration is required. For grades 3-7. Central Library.  2-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 7, Saturday
COLOR-BRATION: A CELEBRATION OF SCIENCE AND COLOR
JMRL.
Sing, talk, read, play on and write your way through activity stations to develop literacy and language skills while exploring science and color with young learners. Part of the Big Read. No registration required. Gordon Library.  11-12am.  Recommended for ages 3 to 6.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
January 4-May 24, Saturdays
DROP-IN STORYS AND MORE
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Add some brain-building to your errands. Stop by on Saturdays for 30 minutes of stories, movement, and early literacy, Sing, Talk, Read and Play fun. Little Read Saturday Special: Color-bration Start with a story and then explore some more. No registration required Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue .  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
March 7, Saturday
MEET THE COURT
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Virginia Discovery Museum.  10:30am.  $Free with admission.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
March 7, Saturday
MEET THE MIDWIVES OPEN HOUSE
Birth Matters Virginia.
Meet your local midwives, midwifery students, and find out about local birthing options. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Foxcroft Community Clubhouse, off of Avon Extended.  3-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Priya Curtis.  Email: priyabird@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-2499. 
 
March 8, Sunday
WOODWORKING WITH CHILDREN OPEN HOUSE
Judy Cahill.
Try out woodworking! Children will be able to hammer and drill. (Sawing saved for the workshops.) Check out the possibilities and meet the instructor. See projects others have made. 1104 Forest Street.  4-5pm.  $free.  Recommended for ages 5 to 14.  Contact: Judy Cahill.  Email: JCahill5@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1220. 
 
January 5-March 9, Mondays
READING RUMPUS WINTER SESSION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
A lively, drop-in storytime for children ages 0-3 with an accompanying adult. No registration required. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
March 11, Wednesday
ASIAN ANIMAL SAFARI
JMRL.
Ginny Sieminski of Expressions! Face Painting and Body Art will take us on an adventure through the continent of Asia. Exploring the lands of China, India and beyond you can help seek our clues to identify a special mystery guest. Part of Bid Red. Registration required. For grades K-5. Crozet Library.  3:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
March 11, Wednesday
BLOCK PARTY: LEGO GATHERING
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Famous buildings from around the world in photos will inspire your creations for this block party. For grades K and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Ave.  3:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
March 11, 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. 
 
March 11, Wednesday
MAKE IT @ THE LIBRARY: ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE, LEGOS AND MORE
JMRL.
Kickstart your creativity with our monthly Pop-up MakerSpace. Start with our monthly project project or use supplies on hand to make your own project. No registration is required. For grades 6-12. Central Library.  4:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
January 14- March 11, Mondays and Wednesdays
ROMP 'N STOMP WINTER SESSION
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. 
 
March 11, Wednesday
TECH GAMING
JMRL.
Game on. Take on Teen Tech Week with online gaming and more and yummy snacks with friends. Registration is required. Gordon Library.  7:00pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
March 12, Thursday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Albemarle County School District.
Come and find out about current issues and hot topics at the Albemarle County school board meeting. Albemarle County Office Building, Lane Auditorium.  Directions: 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-4055. 
 
March 12, Thursday
LEGO MANIA
JMRL.
Reaching New Heights: Architectural Inspiration Build. Famous buildings from around the world in photos and LEGOS will inspire us to create our own structures. Part of the Big Read. No registration required. For grades K and up. Central Library.  4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
January 22-March 12, Thursdays
MONKEY BUSINESS! A PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Come monkey around for this 30-minute program of exciting stories, fingerplays, silly songs, and flannel stories. Designed for independent 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, but accompanying adults welcome. Registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Ave.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
March 12, Thursday
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
John Paul Jones Arena.
Incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and on-court fan interaction. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $25-$110.  All ages welcome.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-JPJ-TIXS. 
 
March 14, Saturday
BOY SCOUT TROOP #241 INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE
Boy Scout Troop #241.
Household items, toys, clothes, etc. East Rivanna Firehouse.  Directions: 3501 Steamer Dr., Keswick.  8am-1pm.  Email: cecilydetlg@aol.com. For more info call: 882-0880. 
 
March 14, Saturday
CAMP HOLIDAY TRAILS 5K
Camp Holiday Trails.
Camp Holiday Trails is a local, non-profit organization that provides a camp experience for children with special medical needs. Since 1983, UVA medical students have helped to raise nearly $100,000 for the camp by hosting this annual event. Nameless Field, UVA.  9am.  $12-$25.  For details, please click this link. 
 
March 14, Saturday
DOGWOOD DEALS RUMMAGE SALE
Junior League of Charlottesville.
The Junior League of Charlottesville will host Dogwood Deals, a sale featuring new and gently used clothing and goods donated by members and friends of the League. All ages welcome.  Email: jlcvillerummage@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
March 8-14, Sunday-Saturday
GIRL SCOUT WEEK
Girl Scouts of America.
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12. For details, please click this link. 
 
March 14, Saturday
SCOUTING DAY 2015
Monticello.
Scouts of all ages can enjoy a house tour, exploring the Griffin Discovery Room and exhibits, hands-on activity stations and more. All scouts will receive a Monticello patch for participating. Wear your scout uniform or identifier. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Monticello.  10am-3pm.  $15 for active Boy and Girl Scouts; $18 for accompanying adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 

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