Events This Week

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October 21, Tuesday
BOB BROWN PUPPETS CLOWNING AROUND
JMRL - Central Library.
Clown marionettes and their tricks, antics and general silliness. Best for ages 3 & up. Central Library.  Directions: 221 East Market Street.  11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 21, Tuesday
BOOK BAG: A TWEEN BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Central Library.
Join Ms Karen in snacking and chatting about a different book each month. Take home a copy of the book for keeps! Registration is required and is ongoing. Space is limited. In October, chat about "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  4pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 9 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 21, Tuesday
RENAISSANCE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Renaissance School.
Parents and prospective students may attend a presentation about the school, talk with faculty and current students, and tour the school on historic Court Square. Renaissance School.  Directions: 418 East Jefferson Street.  9-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-1952. 
 
October 22-26
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: DRALION
John Paul Jones Arena.
Unique and colorful signature production fusing ancient Chinese acrobatic arts with harmony and nature. John Paul Jones Arena.  $42-$142.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 1-888-575-8497. 
 
October 22, Wednesday
MAKE IT & TAKE IT: LEAFMAN & FRIENDS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Make leaf collages inspired by Lois Ehlert's Leaf Man. Gordon Avenue Library.  3-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 22, Wednesday
OH BABY! WHAT NEW PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
UVA Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Parents-to-be are invited to a special night. Short talks with UVA Physicians on: how to calm a fussy baby, good sleep habits, breastfeeding and postpartum life. Door prizes and refreshments. UVa Battle Building 1204 W. Main St.  6-8pm.  $free.  Contact: Diane Sampson.  Email: des4v@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For more info call: 924-9920. 
 
October 22, Wednesday
PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Bring the whole family for some pumpkin carving fun. Pumpkins, tools, and decorations provided. Take your pumpkin home. Full and kids' menus available. Blue Mountain Brewery, 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton.  3-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: events@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
October 22, Wednesday
STORYTIME! AT THE HERITAGE CENTER
Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center.
Come and experience lively storytelling, songs, movement and activities as we delve into books exploring and celebrating African-American culture. These stories will jumpstart and enliven family and community conversation about our local and national culture. Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center 233 4th Street 2nd Floor.  Directions: Entrance is on Commerce St, one-block north of West Main Street.  3:30-5pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 4 to 8.  Contact: Mia Haruko Logan.  Email: admin@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8722. 
 
October 24, Friday
"CARVING AT CARVER" PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Join in a family pumpkin carving contest at Carver Recreation Center! Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Winning pumpkins will be displayed during the Downtown Safe Halloween Festival. Carvers must have at least one adult and one child (10 & up only) participating. Prize winning teams receive free passes to Carver and Smith Rec Centers. Must pre-register. Carver Recreation Center.  6-8pm.  $5 per family.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
October 24, Friday
7TH ANNUAL PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR
Music Resource Center.
Live music, food, drinks, dancing, and rock star showdown. Proceeds support scholarships for students to attend MRC programming. Music Resource Center Performance Hall.  8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-5663. 
 
October 24, Friday
BOO BASH!
Virginia Discovery Museum.
A family-friendly party. Wear your costumes and explore the witch's cabin, meet the mad scientists, try boo bowling and win prizes. Ages 2-8 with an adult. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall.  6-7:30pm.  $6 members/$8 non-members.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
October 17 & 24, Fridays
FRIGHT NIGHTS AT ADVENTURE FARM
Adventure Farm.
Enter Adventure Farm's corn maze for a spooky surprise! Attendees will encounter various ghosts and goblins as they find their way through the maze by flashlight. LIve music and local food trucks too. Adventure Farm.  Directions: 3314 Earlysville Rd., Earlysville.  6-9pm.  $10.  Email: info@adventurefarm.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
October 24, Friday
HALLOWEEN COSTUME DANCE PARTY
Crozet Parc YMCA.
Halloween-themed music, dancing, games, snacks, prizes and $2 pizza slices for the whole family. Crozet PARC YMCA.  6-7:30pm.  $Free for members, $5 non-members.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4380. 
 
October 24, Friday
PUBLIC NIGHT AT FAN MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORY
UVA Astronomy Department.
Twice yearly, the public has an opportunity to observe stars and planets through powerful telescopes at Fan Mountain, weather permitting. Tickets are free but required. To obtain tickets (up to six), send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the number of tickets you are requesting to Fan Mountain Public Night, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Fan Mountain Observing Station.  Directions: 13 miles south of Charlottesville on Route 29.  7-11pm.  $ Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
October 24, Friday
SHARON VAN ETTEN
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  8pm doors, 9pm show.  $14-$17.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
October 24, Friday
SPCA READ TO PAWS
JMRL - Central Library.
Drop in to read to a four-footed friend from the SPCA or a stuffed pooch while you wait your turn. For readers in grades K-2 and their adults. Central Library.  Drop in 3:30-4:15pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
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
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. 
 
October 26, Sunday
DOG FEST
Animal Connection, Pampered Pets and Sammy Snacks.
Celebrate all things dog with games, treats, giveaways, raffles, pet adoption, howl-o-ween costumes and more. Family fun for canines and their companions. Darden Towe Dog Park.  1-4pm. 
 
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 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. 
 

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