Events This Week

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October 4-25, Saturdays
A PART OF THE SKY CALLED ORION
JMU Planetarium.
Full-dome film presentation about Greek, Egyptian and Inupiaq cultures and the different stories told about the same sky. Constellation starball and solar telescopes outside as well. James Madison University, Harrisonburg.  Directions: Exit 243 of I-81. Take Port Republic Rd to US-11 (Main St.). Turn right onto US-11. Turn right onto Grace St. Free parking on the right in front of Miller Hall..  11am & 1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-568-6211. 
 
October 25, Saturday
BLUE RIDGE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum.
Enjoy Virginia's largest celebration of authentic regional traditions with musical performances and storytelling, workshops, artisans, mule jumping, folk games, heirloom fruits and vegetables, farm machinery demos, the museum's new operating moonshine still and more! Ferrum College.  Directions: 10 miles west of Rocky Mount, Va., on Rt. 40.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 25, Saturday
BOOK SIGNING
Alakazam Toys.
Meet local author Joseph Anthony and illustrator Cris Arbo of "The Dandelion Seed's Big Dream," the tale of a seed's journey over UVA and the Downtown Mall. Alakazam Toys.  1pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1717. 
 
October 10-25, Friday & Saturday
CREEPY TALES
Frontier Culture Museum.
Start with a folktale or traditional ghost story from Europe and America's past, and add the ambiance of night and authentic surroundings on a lantern-lit tour to around the museum grounds. This popular event is best for older children. Frontier Culture Museum.  7-9pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
October 25, Saturday
DOWNTOWN SAFE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation & Bama Works.
Costume contests, monster truck, slide, crafts, entertainment and safe trick-or-treating on the Downtown Mall. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  2-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
October 25, Saturday
FALL HARVEST AND LEAF PEEP FESTIVAL
DuCard Vineyards.
Vineyard tours and special activities all weekend, plus live music, local food for sale, local glass artist and more. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison).  11am-6pm.  $Free.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
October 25, Saturday
FAMILY ART JAM: EXERCISING YOUR CURATORIAL VOICE
Fralin Museum of Art.
Children will discover the editorial choices made by Life magazine in Gordon Parks' 1948 photo essay, Harlem Gang Leader. Through careful exploration of the many Parks photographs that were not chosen for the magazine, children will curate their own photo essay about Red Jackson and his life. 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. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-2050. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HALLOWEEN FEST AT THE MARKET AT GRELEN
The Market at Grelen.
Music, ghost stories, dinner, a bonfire and night hikes in the berry patch. Register by October 22. 15091 Yager Rd, Somerset.  5-10pm.  $25+tax ages 13 and older, $15+tax children.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL AT PLEASANT GROVE
Fluvanna County Parks & Recreation.
Take part in a Pumpkin Painting Contest, Halloween-themed crafts & games, costume contest and more. Pleasant Grove Park, Palmyra.  6-8:30pm.  Recommended for ages 2 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 842-3150. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HALLOWEEN IN DOWNTOWN STAUNTON
Children can visit the Staunton Downtown Development Association Witch and follow the pumpkins to participating stores to trick-or-treat. Participating Downtown Staunton stores.  10am-12pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3867. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HOWL-O-WEENIE 5K
Augusta Dog Adoptions.
The Howl-O Weenie 5K run/walk benefits the Augusta Dog Adoptions in its efforts to rescue and re-home dogs throughout the area. This 5k is completely dog friendly and runners can run/walk with their dogs. Feel free to dress in costume and dress up your four legged friend for the race. Coyner Springs Park, Waynesboro.  9am.  $33.50.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ashley Snyder.  Email: augustadogadoptions@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-294-1472. 
 
October 25, Saturday
JUST REWARDS DAY FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
Senior Center, Home Instead Senior Care, JABA, UVA Health System.
This annual celebration of family caregivers includes workshops, massages, door prizes, lunch and free onsite care for family members. Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place.  10am-2:30pm, doors open at 9:15am.  $free.  Email: Christine.shaw@homeinstead.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 327-6283. 
 
October 25, Saturday
PANCAKES FOR PARKINSON'S
Michael J Fox Foundation.
Enjoy pancakes and entertainment on the Lawn! Donations taken to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. University of Virginia's South Lawn.  9am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 25, Saturday
SPOOKY PARTY
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Have some not-so-spooky fun at your favorite CMoR location! Featuring your little one's favorite princesses, themed games, and give aways! CMoR Central, CMoR Chesterfield and CMoR Short Pump locations.  10am-4pm.  $free with regular museum admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7000. 
 
October 26, Sunday
"GHOSTBUSTERS" AT THE PARAMOUNT
The Paramount Theater.
Classic movie and ticket price (ten cents) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the theater. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  2pm.  $.10.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
20TH ANNUAL SPIRIT WALK
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
Visit haunts of the past and hear stories from memorable residents of our community's past. This popular tour typically sells out. Oakwood Cemetery or Court Square.  $12 adults, $8 for kids 10 & under.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
October 4-26, Saturdays & Sundays
APPLE HARVEST CELEBRATION
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own fun with food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple! With extended hours on Saturdays, 8AM - 7PM (for the first 3 Saturdays in October). Carter Mountain Orchard.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
BOO AT THE ZOO
National Zoo.
With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don't forget your costume! Tickets on sale Sept. 22 for non-members. National Zoo, Washington DC.  5:30-8:30pm.  $20-$30 tickets, $5-10 parking.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-633-4888. 
 
October 26, Sunday
CARAMEL APPLE DIPPING WORKSHOP
Plunge your local Crozet apple into creamy caramel and decorate with an assortment of goodies! You must prepay for this event. All ages are welcome! Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Crozet Mudhouse.  2-3pm.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Margot Diaz.  Email: margot@mudhouse.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-2240. 
 
October 26, Sunday
COAT DRIVE: ASHTON'S BIRTHDAY WISH
CiCi's Pizza.
For the third year in a row, Ashton is sharing his birthday celebration with the community, inviting everyone to join him in donating new and gently used coats for children of all ages Monetary donations in lieu of coats will also be accepted. Bounce house, face painting, fire trucks and more at the drop off location. In the CiCi's Pizza Parking Lot at Seminole Square.  11am-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kim Ryan.  Email: ashtonswish@aol.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 26, Sunday
DANGER! ZOMBIES! RUN! 5K
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports.
Escape the undead as a human, or chase humans as a zombie and turn them into zombies by taking their life (ribbon on their backs). Historic Downtown Mall.  8:30am.  $Various costs.  Email: francesca@badtothebone.biz. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-0402. 
 
October 26, Sunday
DOG FEST
The Animal Connection, Pampered Pets & Sammy Snacks.
Games, free treats, special events for all things canine with special guests and pet related services. Darden Towe Dog Park.  Directions: 1445 Darden Towe Park Rd.  1-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-7048. 
 
September 6-October 26
FALL FESTIVAL WEEKENDS AT HARTLAND
Hartland Farm & Orchard.
Get lost in the corn maze, root for your favorite pig in the pig races, take a hayride, ride down the 60-foot tall slide and more! Caramel apples for an extra fee. Hartland Farm & Orchard.  Directions: 3064 Hartland Lane, Markham.  $10; free for 3 & under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-533-6901. 
 
October 26, Sunday
FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: THE IRON GIANT
JMRL - Central Library.
Join Central Library for free fresh popcorn and fabulous films on the big screen. JMRL has chairs, but bring a blanket or pillows if you want to lounge on the floor. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 26, Sunday
FREE RIDES ON THE GYPSY EXPRESS
Gypsy Hill Park Express.
On the last day of its 2014 operating season Gypsy Express, Virginia's hometown mini-train, will offer free rides! Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton.  1-3pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 26, Sunday
GOBLINS AND GOURDS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Celebrate harvest-time in the Children's Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  1-4pm.  $Free with admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
October 26, Sunday
LOST CREATURE PARTY WITH AUTHOR BEN HATKE
Over the Moon Bookstore.
Author, illustrator and comic creator extraordinaire comes to celebrate his new book "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Dress up as your favorite creature (or not), meet the author, have some treats and enjoy the party! Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery.  Directions: 5798 Three Notch'd Road, Crozet. In downtown Crozet at the intersection of 240 and Crozet Ave., across from the "old" Crozet Library.  3-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Anne DeVault.  Email: anne@overthemoonbookstore.com . Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1144. 
 
October 26, Sunday
OLD TRAIL FALL FESTIVAL
Enjoy some fall fun at the Old Trail Fall Festival! Free activities for all ages! Activities include a haunted house, tractor rides, costume contest, a hay mountain, pony rides, photo booth, potato sack races, face painting and more! Enjoy food, wine and beer from your local vendors (beer and wine is cash only). The event benefits the Build Crozet Library Fund and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Old Trail Village Center, Crozet.  3-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ben Wilson.  Email: ben@realpropertyinc.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4408. 
 
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF THE HISTORICAL BUDDHAS RELICS
Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour.
A free, public exhibition of historical Buddha relics will be on display. Baby blessings Oct. 25 11am-1pm. City Space.  10/24: 6-7pm; 10/25: 10am-7pm; 10/26: 10am-5pm.  Contact: Leena Rose Miller.  Email: LovingKindnessVA@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 305-6815. 
 
October 4-26, Saturdays & Sundays
SARAH'S PUMPKIN PATCH
Pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, mazes, corn hole and more! Caves Ford Lane, Orange.  Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm.  Email: sarahspumpkins@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-308-8267. 
 
September 27-October 26, Saturdays & Sundays
SINKLAND FARMS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Corn maze, hayrides, live music, horseback trail rides, children's activities and more. Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-382-4647. 
 
October 25-26, Saturday-Sunday
THE HAUNTED KEELBOAT
Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center.
Appropriate for young children, visitors wind their way through a field and forest path meeting the Thirteen Ghost Animals of Lewis & Clark: condor, buffalo, horse, bear, and others--performers, most of them High School students, wearing masks we make at the Center as part of our educational program. Then visitors will board the Keelboat--where they can enter the haunted cabin of Sergeant Floyd. Rain cancels. Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.  3-7pm.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Alexandria Searls.  Email: alexandriasearls@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-7282. 
 
October 26, Sunday
TRUNK OR TREAT
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
All children are invited to dress up and trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk. Must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Please no adult masks that completely cover the face. Check website for more details. 1500 E. Rio Rd.  4-6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 26, Sunday
TRUNK OR TREAT
First United Methodist Church.
Get out your favorite costume and join us for trunk or treat, food, moonbounce and more! All are welcome! 101 E Jefferson Street.  4-6pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Anika Winterhoff.  Email: anikawinterhoff.fumc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-6193. 
 
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
UVA HOMECOMINGS CELEBRATION WEEKEND
University of Virginia.
This year's celebration will include talks, tailgates and other fun activities. Cheer on the Wahoos with football v. UNC, men's soccer v. Wake Forest and volleyball v. N.C. State. University of Virginia.  Email: uvahomecomings@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-9000. 
 
October 17-19 & 24-26
WINTERGREEN HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Wintergreen Resort.
Come for a weekend of family-friendly Halloween events with spooktacular activities for all ages. Wintergreen Resort.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
October 26, Sunday
YAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN
Keswick Vineyards.
Dogs, costumes, and support the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA. Keswick Vineyards.  Directions: 1575 Keswick Winery Drive.  12-3pm.  Email: info@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 27, Monday
DISNEY DAY AT PEACE FROGS TRAVEL/OUTFITTERS
Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.
From 3-4:30pm bring the kids in costume for in-store fun. A special Disney pirate guest will also be around for photos. From 4:30-6pm learn more about Disney and the owner's recent trip, plus Q&A time with a Disney representative. Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters in The Millmont Shops.  3-6:30pm.  $free.  Contact: Claire Fornaro.  Email: claire@peacefrogstravel.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1415. 
 
October 28, Tuesday
MIRTH AND MAGIC
JMRL - Central Library.
Celebrate National Magic Week by learning to perform some magic yourself. Master magician George Buckley will teach you some of the tricks of the trade. For ages 9-15. Registration required. Central Library.  Directions: 221 East Market Street.  4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 28-November 2
VICTORIAN MOURNING OBSESSIONS TOURS
Maymont.
Enter the doors of Maymont Mansion and immerse yourself in the Victorian rituals associated with death and mourning. Period artifacts, original Maymont pieces, mourning fashions, jewelry and keepsakes illustrate the 19th century customs associated with grief and condolence. Somber Victorian ladies and gentlemen lead this unusual tour, filled with macabre beliefs and memorabilia and details about the lives and deaths of Major and Mrs. James H. Dooley. Guided tours available every half-hour. Maymont, Richmond.  12-5pm.  $7.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
October 29, Wednesday
SPOOKY, OOKY AND GOOKY
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Explore the states of matter with hands-on icky, sticky, squishy weird science experiments. Grades K and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  4pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 29, Wednesday
ZOMBIE FEST
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Build your own zombie survival kit or become a zombie for a day. Snacks and other spooky fun. For grades 6-12. Gordon Avenue Library.  7-8:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 29, Wednesday
ZOMBIE PEEPS
JMRL - Central Library.
Transform Peeps marshmallows into zombies using icing and decorations and recreate scenes from your favorite scary books or your imagination. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  4:30-6pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 1-30
CHARLOTTESVILLE SOCCER ACADEMY WINTER STARS REGISTRATION
Programs aimed at providing off-season training and playing opportunities for U10-U12 teams and individuals. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 30, Thursday
DOGGIE HOWL-O-WEEN
This annual event includes doggie trick-or-treating, a parade on the downtown mall and a costume contest. Downtown Mall and Main Street Arena.  5-8pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 30, Thursday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, Hocus Pocus. 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.  7pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
October 30, Thursday
NEW ORLEANS LEGENDS: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND & ALLEN TOUSSAINT
The Paramount Theater.
An evening of music making with these New Orleans legends, pairing up for the first time ever. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $29.50-$75.50.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 30-November 2
SPAMALOT - THE MONTY PYTHON MUSICAL
Tandem Friends School.
The Tandem Friends School Upper School Drama Department presents the hilarious musical Spamalot, a musical ripped off (lovingly) from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The October 30 show is a benefit for our Big Badger Program; November 2 is a Pay-What-You-Can matinee. This production has the equivalent of a PG-13 rating. Tandem Friends School Community Hall.  7pm Thurs - Sat; 2pm on Sunday.  $8-12.  Contact: Larry Goldstein.  Email: lgoldstein@tandemfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1303. 
 
October 1-30
WINTER STARS SOCCER REGISTRATION
Programs aimed at providing off-season training and playing opportunities for U10-U12 teams and individuals. For details, please click this link. 
 
Weekends in October
APPLE HARVEST CELEBRATION
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Join the Chiles family for music, food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple! Carter Mountain Orchard.  8am-7pm the first 3 weekends; 9am-6pm the last weekend.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
October 31, Friday
BABY BOO CAMP AND PUMPKIN PARTY!
Kira Sullivan.
Grab your favorite little goblin and join Baby Boot Camp for a spooky, halloween-themed Baby BOO Camp class, followed by a pumpkin party. Pumpkin-themed exercise class, complete with pumpkin weight lifting and pumpkin weaving. After class, enjoy pumpkin decorating for the kids and yummy, fall snacks. Bring your little one in a costume--yours is optional! Please bring a pumpkin (you decide the weight!) for you to use during class. Pen Park.  Directions: Once you enter Pen Park, turn left by the tennis courts and follow the road to the bottom of the hill.  9:20am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kira Sullivan.  Email: kira.sullivan@babybootcamp.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 953-6888. 
 
September 28-October 31
CELEBRATE FALL AT ROUND HILL FARM
Round Hill Farm.
Admission includes a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, a hay bale maze and pyramid, corn maze, farm animals, moon bounces and the tire swing playground! Off-road adventure rides, pony rides, pumpkins, barrel train rides and face painting for an additional fee. Round Hill Farm.  Directions: 6347 Everona Road, Culpeper. Take 29 North to 33, take a right on 33 East to Barboursville and turn left on 20 North. Continue through Orange and remain on 20 North until it intersects with 522. Take a left on 522, go 4 miles and take a left on Everona Road. Farm is 1/4 mile to top of hill.  3-6pm weekdays, 10am-5pm weekends.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-854-7398. 
 
October 31, Friday
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Westminster Organ Concert Series.
Spooky organ music for Halloween, followed by a tour of the pipe organ. This half-hour concert is free and fun for all ages! Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Directions: 400 Rugby Road. On Rugby Road next to Beta Bridge, just north of the Rotunda.  3:30-4pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jonathan Schakel.  Email: music@westminsterva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 963-4690. 
 
October 31, November 1, 3 & 4
DIVINE CONSIGN FALL SALE
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
This biannual consignment sale offers home decor, furniture, and women's accessories, jewelry and shoes. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Directions: 1500 East Rio Road.  10am-6pm Friday, 9am-3pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Monday & Tuesday.  Email: cvilledivineconsign@comcast.net. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 31, Friday
HALLOWEEN ON THE LAWN
Students of The University of Virginia.
A long-standing tradition on the historic UVA Lawn. College students hand out goodies and parents don't have to worry about zooming cars! Stop by Edgar Allan Poe's room and say hello to the resident raven. The Lawn/Rotunda.  Directions: The Lawn is the grassy area on the inner side of the famous domed UVA Rotunda.  4-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 10-31, Friday-Saturday
HAUNTED CAMP WEEKENDS
Misty Mountain Camp Resort.
Trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, magic pumpkin patch, hayrides, karaoke, air brush tattoos, best decorated campsite contest and more. Misty Mountain Camp Resort.  Directions: 56 Misty Mountain Road, Crozet.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-647-8900. 
 
Mid September-October
PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Pick your own from the pumpkin patch, or buy them in the market. Chiles Peach Orchard.  Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sundays 10am-5pm.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
October 1-31, Saturdays-Sundays
PUMPKIN PATCH AT ADVENTURE FARM
Adventure Farm.
Pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze, take a hay ride or meet the farm animals. Adventure Farm.  Directions: 3314 Earlysville Road, Earlysville.  Saturdays 11am-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@adventurefarm.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
October 31-November 14
YOUTH SAFETY PROJECT SUBMISSIONS
Albemarle County School District.
Students are asked to submit artwork, public service announcements, videos, and other activities to reach their fellow students on the topics of safety, violence prevention, alcohol/drug abuse. Finished products should be forwarded to Phil Giaramata, Communications Officer for Albemarle County Schools. For details, please click this link. 
 
November 1, Saturday
5K RUN/WALK FOR SHELTER
Shelter for Help in Emergency.
This annual run in downtown Charlottesville benefits the Shelter for Help in Emergency, which serves victims of domestic violence. Downtown Mall.  Directions: Race begins at Mudhouse and ends at The Jefferson Theater.  7-7:45am race registration; 8am race starts.  $25-$30.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 963-4676. 
 
November 1, Saturday
APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Vintage Virginia Apples-Albemarle CiderWorks/CoveGarden Ruritan Club.
Enjoy a beautiful fall day in the mountains! Go on a hayride, look at crafts, taste apples, watch old-fashioned apple butter cooking and cider pressing, tour the cidery and learn about growing your own fruit. Rural Ridge Farm.  Directions: North Garden.  10am-5pm.  $Free admission.  All ages welcome.  Email: fruit@vintagevirginiaapples.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 297-2326. 
 
November 1-December 21, Thursdays-Sundays
BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT AT SUNSPOTS
Sunspots Studios.
Step into the glass studio and help the glass blower create a one-of-a-kind, keepsake ornament (traditional or glow-in-the-dark), blown by you. Ages 5 & up. Sunspots Studios.  Directions: 202 S. Lewis St., Staunton.  Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Fridays in December until 7pm.  $40-45 per ornament.  Email: sunspots@sunspots.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (540) 885-0678. 
 
September 20-November 1, Fridays & Saturdays
FALL FAMILY FUN DAYS
Layz S Ranch.
Find 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.  4-7pm Fridays; 10am-6pm Saturdays.  $7/person, age 2 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@layzsranch.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0898. 
 
November 1, Saturday
HOUDINI NOW
A magical variety show for the whole family. Featuring comedy magician Peter Monticup, Manda-Lynn Magicienne, Sideshow Steve, and Alexanderia the Great, the Female Houdini. Lots of magic, lots of laughs, plus see Alexanderia perform the thrilling escapes that made her an audience favorite on last year's America's Got Talent TV show. Piedmont Virginia Community College Dickinson Main Theater,Piedmont Virginia Community College Dickinson Main Theater.  3pm and 7pm.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Peter Monticup.  Email: peter@magictricks.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-0900. 
 
November 1, Saturday
MONTPELIER HUNT RACES
Montpelier.
Experience world-class steeplechase horse races! Enjoy the Jack Russell Terrier races, kids' stick-horse races and Vendors Row. Montpelier.  Directions: Montpelier Station.  9am-6pm.  $15 general admission, $20 parking, free for ages 12 & under; $20 parking.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Strawther.  Email: martha@montpelierraces.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-0014. 
 
October 31 & November 1
STONY POINT RURITAN ANNUAL BOO HOUSE
Stony Point Ruritan .
This is a fun and scary haunted house event. A guided tour of 8 decorated rooms with performers to give you a little scare. A "lights on" tour with our actors not acting scary is during our all ages tour. Sweet treats and warm drinks each night for sale. Saturday night chili and hot dogs also for sale. 2835 Watts Passage.  10/31 8-9pm all ages, 9-11pm Scary, 11/1 6-6:30pm all ages, 6:30-10pm scary.  $5 per person.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Joanne Smith.  Email: Jo.c.smith@live.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 566-7759. 
 
October 1-November 1
TEEN POETRY CONTEST
JMRL.
Celebrate Teen Read Week by entering the Teen Poetry Contest. Contest forms and guidelines available at all JMRL locations. Ages 12-18. All JMRL branches.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 30-November 2
HESS CORN MAZE AND FAMILY FUN
Back Home on the Farm.
Check out the three miles of path through the corn maze and answer trivia along the way. Pick your own pumpkin, race pigs, ride the carousel and more! Back Home on the Farm.  Directions: 3231 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg.  Weekdays 3-7pm, Saturdays 10-6pm, 7-10pm flashlight mazes, Sundays 12-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-6493. 
 
September 13-November 2
LIBERTY MILLS FARM CORN MAZE
Liberty Mills Farm.
Get lost in Central Virginia's largest corn maze. Admission includes puzzles within the maze, hay rides (when operating) and activities/games. Liberty Mills Farm.  Directions: 9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset.  $10 for ages 5 & up, free for 4 & under.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-6293. 
 
November 2, Sunday
RACE & TASTE 10K AT TRUMP WINERY
Trump Winery.
Run for a reason! Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with 100% of funds being donated. The perfect pairing for runners and wine lovers alike. Includes brunch, wine tasting and prizes. Only 200 spots available 9am.  $125.  For details, please click this link. 
 
November 2, Sunday
VIRGINIA THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL
Berkeley Plantation.
Celebrate the 1619 landing of the original colonists at Berkeley Plantation. Visit the site of the First Official Thanksgiving in America for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, family-friendly activities, and a formal living history program. The festival will culminate in a Friendship Dance. Berkeley Plantation.  Directions: 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City.  12-4:30pm.  $5 donation for parking.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@virginiathanksgivingfestival.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-466-6018. 
 
November 3, Monday
MESA OPEN HOUSE
Math, Engineering and Science Academy.
MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Academy) at Albemarle High School will host an Open House. Teachers and current students will be available to answer questions, showcase projects and talk about the curriculum. Albemarle High School, 2nd floor of the Science wing.  1-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-9300. 
 
November 3, Monday
SCHOOL'S OUT DROP-IN CRAFT TIME
JMRL - Central Library.
Drop in the Children's Room to create beautiful button art. Central Library.  3-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
November 4, Tuesday
FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: THE NEVERENDING STORY
JMRL - Central Library.
Join Central Library for free fresh popcorn and fabulous films on the big screen. JMRL has chairs, but bring a blanket or pillows if you want to lounge on the floor. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
November 4, Tuesday
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - DISNEY'S PETER PAN
JMRL - Northside Library.
Bring a blanket and pillows and settle in for a family-friendly movie. Popcorn and drinks provided. Films rated G. Northside Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
November 4, Tuesday
FIELD SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Field School.
9-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 923-3435. 
 
November 4, Tuesday
ROCKET SCIENCE (TEACHER WORKDAY PROGRAM)
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Spend your day off with this fun program with the museum's portable planetarium and launching mini-rockets. Virginia Discovery Museum.  9am-12pm.  $30-35.  Recommended for ages 4 to 8.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
November 4, Tuesday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL COME SEE US IN ACTION ADMISSIONS EVENT
Tandem Friends School.
Interested parents can take a tour, visit classes in session and participate in a faculty/student panel discussion to learn more about the school. Tandem Friends School.  9-11am.  $Free.  Contact: Louise Reeve.  Email: lreeve@tandemfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 951-9314. 
 
November 4, Tuesday
THE COVENANT SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
The Covenant School.
Visit anytime within the time window to tour the school, visit classes in session, meet administrators and learn about a Covenant education. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 220-7330. 
 
November 4, Tuesday
TOTS & DOTS
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa.
For children ages 6 months to 4 years. A brief tour of visual art and then time for multi-sensory structured play; drop-ins and crying babies are welcome! 400 Worrell Drive.  10am, 11am, 1pm.  $free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 4.  Contact: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 

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