Family Events & Festivals

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 ConcertsGo to top of List
 
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 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. 
 
November 15, Saturday
THE VOLUNTEERS (U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND) CONCERT
Waynesboro Office of Tourism.
The Volunteers are the U.S. Army's official touring rock-and-roll band. This six-member band delivers a top-notch performance that is sure to please young and old alike. Kate Collins Middle School Auditorium.  3:30pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Waynesboro Office of Tourism.  Email: yourway@visitwaynesboro.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6644. 
 
 ExhibitsGo to top of List
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Farm & Orchard EventsGo to top of List
 
April-November 23, Saturdays
FARM AND BARN HISTORY DAY
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come enjoy the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. Newly repaired with displays donated to understand both the cultural history of the farm and the natural history of the natural area. Open every Saturday afternoon until Thanksgiving. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  2pm.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
October 1-31
PICK-YOUR-OWN PUMPKINS
Critzer Farm.
Pumpkins and seasonal produce. Call ahead. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-4772. 
 
October 1-November
PUMPKIN PATCH AT MILMONT GREENHOUSES
Pick the perfect pumpkin from the patch. weekdays 8am-5:30pm, Saturdays 8am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-8408. 
 
October 1-31
PUMPKINS AT THE MARKET AT AMFOG
Browse the fall produce, selection of mums and pumpkin patch. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-7100. 
 
October 1-November 10
SHOWALTER'S ORCHARD
Pick your own pumpkins and apples, hard cider tastings, mums and orchard market. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-896-7582. 
 
October 8-November 2, Saturdays & Sundays
CREATIVE WORKS FARM
Skeeter's corn maze, games, pumpkins and more. Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-249-4408. 
 
October 8-November 1, Saturdays & Sundays
GREENFIELD FALL FESTIVAL
Pumpkins, hayrides, farm animals, toddler play area, giant slide and corn maze. Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sundays 1-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 985-7653. 
 
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. 
 
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 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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
July-November
PANCAKE BREAKFASTS AT THE ORCHARD
Chiles Orchards.
Who doesn't love pancakes? Join family and friends on the second weekend of each month for breakfast at the Orchard. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with a seasonal fruit topping plus a side of sausage and coffee/milk/oj. Chiles Peach Orchard 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet.  9-11am.  $6.99 per person ages 12+, $3.99 per person under 12.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
November 26-December
LONG MEADOW TREE FARM
Choose from White and Scotch Pine, Norway and Blue Spruce, Concolor and Douglas Firs. Pre-cut Fraser firs, handmade wreaths and table arrangements also available. Waynesboro.  10am-dark, seven days a week.  For more info call: 540-649-4307. 
 
LOCAL FARMS & ORCHARDS
Charlottesville-Albemarle has many great outdoor opportunities for families and perennial favorites are berry-picking, pumpkin picking, and springtime farm visits to see baby animals. In our AF Guide to Family Fun you'll find listings for farms and orchards that welcome families. Please be courteous and call ahead to plan your visit - these wonderful places are also home for the farmers. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION, LOCALLY CHARLOTTESVILLE
Dedicated to promoting locally owned independent businesses, Locally Charlottesville has the scoop on fun, seasonal events happening around town. For details, please click this link. 
 
 FestivalsGo to top of List
 
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
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 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
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 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. 
 
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 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. 
 
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, 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. 
 
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. 
 
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 8, Saturday
FAMILY DAY AT THE VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL
Virginia Film Festival.
Free screening of "The Wizard of Oz," register in advance for free film-inspired workshops including audition techniques, dance and improv, meet the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo and lots of other outdoor activities. Casteen Arts Grounds at UVA, Culbreth Rd.  Various times.  Email: info@vafilm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
November 22, Saturday
WILD MUSTANG SANTA FUN DAY
Legacy Mustang Preservation.
Visit with rescued wild mustangs and enjoy storytime with Santa, live music, kids' corner and Ford Mustang car show. 1658 Evergreen Rd, Louisa.  10am-4pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-661-9990. 
 
November 21-December 31, select dates
CHRISTMAS TOWN AT BUSCH GARDENS
Busch Gardens.
Travel to Christmas Town, with its blanket of six-million glittering lights, breathtaking shows and traditional Christmas culinary delights. Visit Santa Claus at his North Pole workshop and sip some hot chocolate. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg.  Check website for times.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-343-7946. 
 
Ongoing
SCHOOL FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Many local schools host wonderful special events each year- fairs, festivals, dances, spaghetti suppers and more. Because they are designed by parents for families you can be sure of having a good time and supporting a worthwhile cause. For details, please click this link. 
 
 History ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
April 12-October
HISTORIC COURT SQUARE WALKING TOUR
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
Various historical tours around Court Square, the Downtown Mall and local cemeteries. Directions: McIntire Building, 200 Second St NE across from Lee Park.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@albemarlehistory.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
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 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 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. 
 
November 16, Sunday
ASH LAWN-HIGHLAND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Ash Lawn-Highland.
Celebrate the anniversary of the Monroe's arrival in 1799 with free admission for residents of Albemarle and bordering counties. Meet "President Monroe." Light refreshments will be served. Ash Lawn-Highland.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
November 7, 14, 21, and December 5, Fridays
TODDLER TIME WITH MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Enjoy an introduction to the world of Thomas Jefferson through story time, crafts, and special activities In this four-week series of 45-minute programs. For children age 18 months-3 years with adult companion. Monticello, Griffin Discovery Room.  9:15-10am.  $TBA.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Markets & BazaarsGo to top of List
 
April through November, Saturdays
CITY MARKET
City of Charlottesville.
Visit for fresh local produce, plants, and plenty of homemade goodies and crafts. Second and Water Street parking lots.  7am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 15-October, Tuesdays
FOREST LAKES FARMERS MARKET
Forest Lakes Community Association and Piedmont Environmental Council.
Local produce, plants, meats and eggs, home-baked goods, jams and more. Ashwood Blvd. at the South Recreational Facility in Forest Lakes.  4-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: tamerahammond@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
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. 
 
November 8, Saturday
HOUSE OF CHRISTMAS MOUSE BAZAAR
A craft bazaar featuring Christmas crafts and items for Christmas gifts. Need vendors as well as shoppers. Northridge Community Church.  Contact: Cathy Brinkley.  Email: bereacat77@gmail.com. For more info call: 962-6781. 
 
November 8-9, Saturday-Sunday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL TAG SALE
Tandem Friends School PTA.
Housewares, furniture, clothing for all ages, toys, sports equipment, books, electronics and more. Special boutique for fine items. All proceeds benefit the John Howard Fund for Professional Development. Tandem Friends School Gym.  Saturday 7:30am-4pm; Sunday 10am-3pm.  Contact: Shelly Jones-Wilkins.  Email: sjoneswilkins@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
November 8-16
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FALL BOOK SALE
Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Jump start your holiday shopping by browsing books, recordings, games and puzzles, and ephemera of all types. Proceeds benefit programs and services of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  10am-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@jmrlfriends.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-8467 . 
 
November 6-18
WVPT HOLIDAY AUCTION
WVPT Public Television.
Find amazing deals on hundreds of items. Bid online for the pieces you like best. Email: WVPTAuction@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-265-1055. 
 
November 23, Sunday
MISTLETOE MARKET
Junior League of Charlottesville.
Enjoy checking off your holiday shopping list in a festive environment featuring local merchants and artisans. Ticket sales benefit Junior League of Charlottesville charitable fundraising efforts. Cookies with Santa 2-3pm with $20 advance ticket. Boar's Head Inn.  10am-4pm.  $5 per advance ticket, $8 at the door, kids 10 & under are free.  Email: mistletoe@jlcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-2937. 
 
November 22-December 20, Saturdays
HOLIDAY MARKET
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
The City Market transforms for the holidays, featuring unique gifts & decorations to meet all of your holiday needs. All items are handmade, homegrown or home baked by local farmers, artists, or bakers. Second and Water Streets.  8am-1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3371. 
 
 MoviesGo to top of List
 
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 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 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 . 
 
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 8, Saturday
FAMILY DAY AT THE VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL
Virginia Film Festival.
Free screening of "The Wizard of Oz," register in advance for free film-inspired workshops including audition techniques, dance and improv, meet the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo and lots of other outdoor activities. Casteen Arts Grounds at UVA, Culbreth Rd.  Various times.  Email: info@vafilm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
November 15, Saturday
LEGOPALOOZA
JMRL - Northside Library.
A fun afternoon of Lego crafts and treats, Lego contest award ceremony (see link for details) and a showing of The Lego Movie at 2pm. Northside Library.  1-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
November 23, Sunday
WIZARD OF OZ
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $4 youth, $6 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
CVILLE MOVIES
Find out the movie schedule for all of Charlottesville here. For details, please click this link. 
 
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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 5, Wednesday
PAY WHAT YOU WISH WEDNESDAY
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Admission to the museum is by donation today. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall (near City Hall).  Email: gallerymanager@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
AMAZEMENT SQUARE'S FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Amazement Square.
Come out when admission is only $3. Special story times and themed events. Amazement Square.  Directions: 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg, VA.  5-8pm.  $3 per person.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Amazement Square.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
First Friday of every month
FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Explore More Discovery Museum.
Kids can participate in fun activities designed to help them understand how to build a foundation and frame for everything from muscles and bones to house and home. Explore More Discovery Museum.  Directions: 150 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg.  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-8900. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
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November 8, Saturday
NURSERY WALK & TALK
The Market at Grelen.
With 600 acres of land, there are many wonderful areas to explore. Typically 3-4 miles of walking, for ages 9 and up. 15091 Yager Rd, Somerset.  10am.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
November 11, Tuesday
FEE FREE DAY AT SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy the park without having to pay an entrance fee to celebrate Veterans Day. Shenandoah National Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
November 20, Thursday
OWL PROWL
Monticello.
Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails and shrieks of owls and learning about their habitats. Kemper Park Trailhead, Monticello Trail.  5-7pm.  $18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
Third Friday of every month
LIVESKY PLANETARIUM SHOW
Science Museum of Virginia.
Take a guided tour of the current night sky and find out about the latest celestial happenings. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and make requests of your astronomer host. Since the sky is always changing and audience questions and requests vary, each LiveSky show is different. No LiveSky during the month of April. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  6pm.  $5 nonmembers; free for members.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1431. 
 
Saturdays
MORNINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS
Wintergreen Nature Foundation.
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive walk in the woods. Explore the many wonderful aspects of Wintergreen's natural environment. Trillium House.  Directions: Rt. 29S to I-64W to Exit 107 (Crozet, Rte 250). Take 250W to Rte 151S, turn left. Take 151 to Rte 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right at 664.  10am.  $3 members, $5 non-members..  All ages welcome.  Email: info@twnf.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-325-8169. 
 
Ongoing
STARGAZING 101
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Learn the names and locations of each season's major constellations and bright stars. Learn how to spot planets, use a star map and use binoculars for a closer look at the night sky. Fee and registration required. 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
Third Friday of every month
STARS AND PLANETS
Science Museum of Virginia.
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn as they share their telescopes for a look at the night sky (weather permitting). Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Times vary from month to month.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
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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. 
 
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 15, Saturday
ANNUAL BEST OF BOTH WORLDS DANCE AND STEP COMPETITION
Lifeview Marketing - Melody Robbins Photography.
Some of the top college, high school and community dance and step teams throughout the region will share the stage for one night only. Last year, Virginia Tech University's Bamboom Dance Crew walked away with the top prize. Paramount Theater.  Doors 3pm, show 4pm.  $15 advance, $18 day of.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ty Cooper.  Email: asureshot1@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0650. 
 
Sundays
TELL US A TALE RADIO SHOW
University of Virginia's WTJU fm 91.1.
An outstanding radio program of storytelling and music for children hosted by Peter Jones. Peter also works with local school children to produce special programs. 12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-0885. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
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October 8-31
GRAVEYARD LIGHTSHOW
Fluvanna SPCA.
Visit this computerized lightshow with singing pumpkins. Donations go to Fluvanna SPCA and local animal welfare organizations. 4 Lewis Court, Lake Monticello.  6-9pm.  $cash or pet supply donations.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-1933. 
 
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
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
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 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 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 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 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. 
 
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. 
 
September 8-November 14
WRITER'S EYE CONTEST
UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.
This annual competition challenges youth in grades 3-12, University students and adults to submit original poetry and prose compositions inspired by works on view in the Museum. Each year the first-, second-, and third-place-winning entries are published in an anthology. Schedule a tour. Submissions due Nov 21, 5pm. UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3592. 
 
November 21, Friday
INLIGHT RICHMOND
1708 Gallery.
Over a hundred local, national and international artists and artist collectives display light-based art and performances across some of Richmond's most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk. Begins with a community lantern parade. Monroe Park and surrounding streets, Richmond.  7pm-midnight.  For details, please click this link. 
 
November 22, Saturday
WELLS FARGO HOLIDAY HERITAGE PARADE
Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.
Celebrate our national and community history and culture with marching bands, floats, living history performers and more. Charlottesville Downtown Mall.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: dbacville@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9073. 
 
November 26-30, Wednesday-Sunday
THANKSGIVING ON THE MOUNTAIN
Wintergreen Resort.
Traditional feasts, the grand illumination of the courtyard, holiday workshops and more family fun. Wintergreen Resort.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
November 24-January 1
GYPSY HILL PARK CELEBRATION OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS
Gypsy Hill Park.
Enjoy a drive through the 214 acre park aglow with charming night time scenes, most homemade by local organizations and businesses. Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton.  5-11pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October-May, Saturdays
ROLLER SKATING
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation.
Greenwood Community Center is open every Saturday night for roller skating. Disco light, too! Greenwood Community Center.  Directions: 865 Greenwood Road, Crozet. From Charlottesville: Take 64 West to Crozet, Exit 107 250 West, take a right onto Rt. 690, take a right Rt. 691 - Jarmans Gap Road. The center is on the right.  6-9pm.  $skate rental $3, bring your own skates $2, entrance fee for non-skaters $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5844. 
 
Fridays & Sundays
ROLLER SKATING AT CARVER RECREATION CENTER
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Roller skating has returned to Carver Recreation Center. This free event occurs Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Skates are provided and there is no charge for this activity. Carver Recreation Center, Jefferson School City Center.  5-8pm Fridays; 1-6pm Sunday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
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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 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 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. 
 
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
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. 
 
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 14, Saturday
UVA FOOTBALL VS. MIAMI
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home! Scott Stadium.  TBA.  For details, please click this link. 
 
November 23, Sunday
REAL GIRLS HALF MARATHON AND 5K
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports.
A run for women, ladies, girlfriends, moms, daughters, dames, madams, chicks and girls of all kinds. Darden Towe Park.  For details, please click this link. 
 
November 23, Sunday
SQUASH CANCER SQUASH TOURNAMENT
MJH Foundation.
A day of fun and friendly competition featuring singles and doubles play for men, women and teens. Open to the public and players of all abilities welcome. Boar's Head Sports Club.  Contact: MJH Foundation/Lauri Wilson.  Email: LTWILSON@sentara.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 654-8173. 
 
November 14, 21, 23
UVA WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
UVA.
Cheer on the Hoos at home against Virginia Tech (Nov 14-7pm), Georgia Tech (Nov 21-7pm) and Pittsburgh (Nov 23-1pm). Memorial Gym.  For details, please click this link. 
 
November 16, 18, 21 and 25
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at home against Norfolk State (Nov 16), South Carolina State (Nov 18), George Washington (Nov 21) and Tennessee State (Nov 25). John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
UVA CAVALIERS
University of Virginia.
Go Hoos!!! Youth Day games provide extra treats for the kids! Season schedule and games scores available through web link. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5631. 
 
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November 4, 18 & 25
BLANKETS AND BOOKS EVENING STORYTIMES
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Wear your pajamas and snuggle in for some great stories before bedtime. Crozet Library.  Directions: 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 4 to 6.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
STORYTIME EVENTS
In addition to all of the regular Storytimes planned around town each week there are sometimes extra special events. Look to the AF Kid's Events and Activities Calendar for Storytime Events to find visits from costumed characters, theme parties, live storytimes on the radio, and more.
 
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October 19 & 31
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FRANKENSTEIN
The Paramount Theater.
National Theatre Live's 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Monster, returns to cinemas October 19. The actors reverse their roles for the October 31 showing. Use discretion with children. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  7pm.  $10.50-$14.50.  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. 
 
November 14-16, Friday-Sunday
AMADEUS
Albemarle High School.
The award winning Albemarle High School Players present Virginia's only 2014 Production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. Amadeus traces the life of world-famous composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, through the eyes of his envious contemporary composer Antonio Salieri. Albemarle High School.  Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm.  $10 adults, $5 students.  Contact: Adonice D'Atre.  Email: datres@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 249-1004. 
 
November 21, Friday
THE BERENSTAIN BEARS IN FAMILY MATTERS THE MUSICAL!
The Paramount Theater.
Adapted from the classic children's series, this heartwarming musical combines life lessons from Too Much Junk Food, Trouble at School, and Learn About Strangers. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $10.50 youth, $15.50 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
November 21-December 14
LITTLE WOMEN
Four County Players.
The March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father's return from the Civil War. They learn together that family is the greatest gift of all. Four County Players, Mainstage, Barboursville.  See website for times.  $16 adults, $15 senior/student, $14 children 12 and under, Fridays half-price for adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-5355. 
 
THEATRE PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Charlottesville-Albemarle is filled with talent! Your young dancer or actor is sure to find a class or group to enjoy. Look to our AF Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round to find many terrific organizations offering dance classes and theatre classes. Also, watch the Family Events and Festivals Calendar for specific performances and review the AK Guide to Family Fun Year-Round to see which groups do shows for families.
 

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