Kids Classes & Activities

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 AcademicsGo to top of List
 
SCHOOLS, TUTORING, & AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES
Visit the AlbemarleKids School Connection to find schools, tutoring centers, and after-school learning opportunities. For details, please click this link. 
 
Call for session dates and times.
TEST PREP COURSES
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
SAT/ACT prep as well as GRE test preparation. For more info call: 961-5351. 
 
 Arts & CraftsGo to top of List
 
April 1-30
PEEPAPALOOZA!
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Get yourself a whole heap of Peeps marshmallows and create a depiction of a favorite scene or character from a book. Dioramas will be accepted and displayed in the library April 1 - 30; awards for all age levels. Gordon Avenue Library.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 24, Thursday
LEGO MANIA
JMRL - Northside Library.
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; the library supplies the building blocks! For grades K and up. Registration is required. Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
April 30, Wednesday
GA-GA FOR GLUE
JMRL - Central Library.
Help us out with a sticky situation We have unfinished glue projects galore. Take your pick and make something gloriously glue-y. Drop in anytime between 10-11am. Central Library.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 . 
 
April 30, Wednesday
PEEPS PARTY
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Peeps builders and fans alike will have a gallery tour of Peepapalooza creations, hand out awards for the dioramas, enjoy snacks, make a marshmallow shooter and just hang out with other peeps. Gordon Avenue Library.  4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
May 7, Wednesday
FAIRY HOUSES AND GNOME HOUSES
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Using mosses, sticks, acorns, and other natural materials, create a little dwelling for the enchanted creatures living in your house or garden. Each child needs to bring a favorite adult or teen to share the magic and build a house together. Ages 5 and up with adult partner. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Ave.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
May 7, Wednesday
TISSUE PAPER PARTY
JMRL - Central Library.
Join us for a tantalizing tissue paper extravaganza. Drop in! Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  10-11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 8, Thursday
LEGO MANIA
JMRL - Central Library.
La-La for LEGO's? Come to JMRL's construction zone. All you need to bring is your creativity and building skills for your next great creation. No registration required. For ages 5 & up. Central Library.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 8, Thursday
MAKE IT AND TAKE IT: FINGERPRINT PENDANT
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
For all the fingerprints mom has had to wipe away, make a special fingerprint for her to treasure every day Stop by Gordon Avenue Library and make a fingerprint pendant for Mother's Day. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  3-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
May 14, Wednesday
PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Make food as fun as it is yum! For ages 5 and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
May 15, Thursday
LEGO MANIA
JMRL - Northside Library.
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; the library supplies the building blocks! For grades K and up. Registration is required. Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
May 21, Wednesday
BLOCK PARTY: LEGO GATHERING!
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? JMRL will have the building blocks for your next creation. For ages 5 and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Ave.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES
Visit the AF Kids Year-Round Recreation for ongoing craft opportunities at many fun spots around town. For details, please click this link. 
 
Every Saturday
KIDS CLUB
Michaels.
Kids craft while you shop for your favorite Michaels crafts! All supplies included. Register for a session every half hour. Michaels.  Directions: Barracks Road Shopping Center.  10am-12pm.  $2.  Contact: Cathy.  Email: Michaels8807@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
ONLINE SUMMER CAMPS FAIR
From computer robot programming to tennis and horseback riding to scuba diving, you can find fabulous camps on CharlottesvilleFamily's Online Summer Camp Fair! You'll find helpful information and web links to day camps and residential camps, all over the East Coast. From traditional to special interest, you and your child will find the perfect camp. For details, please click this link. 
 
Ongoing
OPEN STUDIO AT THE VIRGINIA DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Each week the Museum supplies directions, materials and samples to help make a unique, creative project to take home. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of Charlottesville Downtown Mall (near amphitheatre).  during regular hours.  $Free with admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Last Tuesday of every month
STITCHES: AN INTER-GENERATIONAL HANDCRAFT GROUP
JMRL - Crozet.
Knitters, beaders, stitchers - come one, come all. Bring any project you're working on (or interested in learning) and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Drop-ins welcome! Crozet Library.  Directions: 5791 Three Notched Road, Crozet.  4:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 8 to 108.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
Ongoing, Wednesdays
TODDLER TIME
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Toddlers can join in the fun of a workshop where each child can create a different craft each week. Ages 6 & under with adult. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of Charlottesville Downtown Mall.  10:30am.  $Free with admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
 AthleticsGo to top of List
 
April 27, Sunday
FAMILY FITNESS FAIR AT PANORAMA FARMS
Charlottesville Day School.
Check the website for times for kids dashes, cross-country races and fitness activities for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. 1 mile cross-country race for high school through adult. Part of the Kid's Triple Crown series. Fire truck water frenzy at 2:30pm. Bring your bikes, kites, swimsuits, and picnics. Panorama Farms, Earlysville.  1-5pm.  Email: info@charlottesvilledayschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 817-2371. 
 
May 3, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay for Life.
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Albemarle High School.  4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 3, 2014
MAKE-A-WISH GREATER VIRGINIA WALK FOR WISHES
Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.
Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. Walkers of all ages will come together at Dorey Park and enjoy a day that includes a short 2 mile walk, as well as many other family-fun activities, music, face painting, balloon art, food and more! Dorey Park.  Directions: 2999 Darbytown Road Henrico, VA.  8am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Chelsea Robinson.  Email: crobinson@va.wish.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-217-9474. 
 
May 3, Saturday
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CHARLOTTESVILLE/ALBEMARLE
Join in this team-based walk-a-thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society! Family-friendly fun, games and entertainment are planned for all participants. Albemarle High School, 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville.  4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: jane.johnson.  Email: jane.johnson@cancer.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-7423. 
 
May 4, Sunday
DOGWOOD DUATHLON
U14 SOCA Elite Teams.
The primary objective for this race is for it to be an introduction to friendly competition with an emphasis on enjoyment of exercise, good sportsmanship and personal fitness. It is the mission of the race committee to provide a safe, healthy environment for this event. Forest Lakes South.  Directions: 29 North, turn into Forest Lakes South Parking After dropping off, park only at Hollymead & Sutherland schools  NO PARKING IN NEIGHBORHOODS. On the morning of the duathlon, volunteers will direct you to parking.  9am.  $25 before 4/13, $30 after 4/13.  Recommended for ages 7 to 16.  Contact: Kim Starr.  Email: info@dogwoodduathlon.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 10, Saturday
FREE CHILDREN'S RUNNING CLINIC FOR DISCOVERY DASH
UVA Children's Hospital, Virginia Discovery Museum, Ragged Mountain Running Shop, Charlottesville Track Club.
This fun one-hour Discovery Dash training clinic with Mark Lorenzoni teaches children the basics of running and racing through games and practice running drills. They'll learn fundamentals of running, stretching, gait mechanics and form. Clinic participants are not required to run in the Discovery Dash. Novices welcome! Participants must be accompanied by an adult. UVA's Lannigan Field (across from University Hall).  9:30-10:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 12.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 17, Saturday
VIRGINIA DISCOVERY MUSEUM'S 24TH ANNUAL DISCOVERY DASH
Virginia Discovery Museum.
At the 24th Annual Discovery Dash, there will be over a dozen fun-filled races including a scramble for the little ones and exciting parent-child relays. Schools throughout the area are welcome to enter teams of runners for the school relay. There will be trophies, raffle prizes, yummy food, and great exercise. Register to run by May 12. Monticello High School Track.  See website for event times.  Recommended for ages 3 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
ATHLETIC CLASSES AND SPORTS PROGRAMS
Visit the CharlottesvilleFamily Year-Round Recreation for comprehensive listings of ongoing fitness and sports classes like Little League, ice skating, gymnastics, basketball, soccer and more for all ages. For details, please click this link. 
 
ONLINE SUMMER CAMPS FAIR
From computer robot programming to tennis and horseback riding to scuba diving, you can find fabulous camps on CharlottesvilleFamily's Online Summer Camp Fair! You'll find helpful information and web links to day camps and residential camps, all over the East Coast. From traditional to special interest, you and your child will find the perfect camp. For details, please click this link. 
 
Tuesdays
OPEN GYM
Albemarle Therapy Center .
During the chilly winter days, little ones ages 0-4 are invited to join in Albemarle Therapy Center's Open Gym! Drop in on Tuesday mornings for some indoor exercise time. Parents must monitor their children. Albemarle Therapy Center .  Directions: 200 West 12th Street, A1-100, Waynesboro.  9:30-11am.  $3 per child, accompanying adults free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 4.  Contact: Danielle Fuentes Johnson.  Email: ATC-W@lumos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-941-5501. 
 
 Baby & MeGo to top of List
 
CLASSES AND PLAYGROUPS FOR PARENTS WITH BABIES & TODDLERS
Visit the CharlottesvilleFamily Parent Classes and Events to find Baby & Me Classes. Also, in Family Support Groups and Clubs you'll find Playgroups listed. There are many wonderful organizations around town that offer programs through the year so check back often.
 
 ClubsGo to top of List
 
April 28, Monday
CHAPTER CHAT BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Northside Library.
Come discuss books while enjoying free snacks! Required registration for the Winter/Spring session begins on Monday, December 23. Grades 6-12. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  7-8pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
May 19, Monday
CHAPTER CHAT BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Northside Library.
Come discuss books while enjoying free snacks! Required registration for the Winter/Spring session begins on Monday, December 23. Grades 6-12. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  7-8pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
May 20, 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 May, chat about "Small As An Elephant" by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  4pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 9 to 12.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
Second Saturday of every month
AMERICAN GIRL BOOK GROUP
Barnes & Noble.
Discuss the American Girl books and do a fun activity! Barnes & Noble.  Directions: Barracks Road Shopping Center, 1035 Emmet Street.  9:30-10:30am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
CHILDREN'S CLUBS AND GROUPS
Belonging to a group is important. Visit the CharlottesvilleFamily Year-Round Recreation Guide to find comprehensive listings of organizations offering clubs for local children. For details, please click this link. 
 
Weekly
GAME TOURNAMENTS AND LEAGUES
Weekly leagues and tournaments for Warhammer 40 K, Magic The Gathering, Lord of the Rings, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and X-Box games. The End Game Center.  $5 for tournaments.  Contact: Sam.  For more info call: 973-2205. 
 
Every other Monday, beginning January 23
JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB
Ivy Creek Foundation/Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Join 4H Junior Naturalists for a fun, hands-on club for kids who want to explore the natural world, and the fields and forests of Ivy Creek and Ragged Mountain Natural areas. The younger group (6-9 year olds) will learn about native trees and wildlife through outdoor activities, while the older group (10-13 year olds) will study our area's ecology more in-depth. Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Road.  younger group 4-5:30pm; older group 4:30-6pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 6 to 13.  Contact: Dan Bieker.  Email: danbieker@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For more info call: 971-9618. 
 
Ongoing, Tuesdays
POETRY CLUB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Join this award-winning group of young poets! Learn fun ways to get your creative juices flowing, write your own original poems, and publish them in the poetry anthology of the VADM, Museum Muses. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: east end of the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall .  4pm.  $Free with admission.  Recommended for ages 5 to 10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Ongoing, Thursdays
SCIENCE CLUB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Discover the mysteries of science through hands-on activities, demonstrations and special guests. Ages 5 & up. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: Downtown Mall.  4pm.  $Free with admission.  Email: vadm@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
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May 15, Thursday
DEADLINE FOR THE ANNUAL WRITERHOUSE/C-VILLE WEEKLY WRITING CONTEST
WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly.
WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly invite your child to submit a short work of creative nonfiction to Charlottesville's annual writing contest. A prize of $500, plus a year-long membership to WriterHouse and a publication in C-VILLE Weekly, will be awarded in each category (General, Youth, Local Flavor). See website for guidelines. $10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: WriterHouse.  Email: programs@writerhouse.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1922. 
 
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April 23, Wednesday
GSTS - GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING AND THEN SOME
JMRL - Central Library.
Join other teens in discussing graphic novels and other books. Free copies of the books will be provided. Refreshments served. Check the blog at gstscentral.blogspot.com for the current reading selection. Limit: 15 participants. Content and reading level of the books discussed will be geared toward ages 13 and up. Central Library.  4:30-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
April 26, Saturday
TEEN SCREEN SATURDAYS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Relax and enjoy a free movie and popcorn each month geared specifically toward teens - most based on awesome teen novels. At every screening, you'll also vote on next month's movie! Registration is recommended. Grades 6-12. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  2:30pm.  $free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 29, Tuesday
TEEN OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Bring ten copies of your resume, dress to impress, and meet with employers in our area looking for teenagers to fill their summer job, internship and volunteer openings! Door prizes from Crutchfield's! Virginia Workforce Center.  Directions: 2211 Hydraulic Rd. On the CAT Bus Route 7..  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Application Deadline: June 1
VIRGINIA DISCOVERY MUSEUM TEEN VOLUNTEER (MTV) PROGRAM
Virginia Discovery Museum.
If you have a teenager interested in participating in our summer Museum Teen Volunteer (MTV) program, go to the VDM webpage to fill out an application. Volunteers will interact with kids by helping out in the gallery, with summer camps, and date nights. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Recommended for ages 15 to 18.  Email: vol@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Now through May 2
PVCC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
The Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation is seeking high school seniors for scholarships to be awarded for study at the College in the 2014-15 academic year beginning in August. Awards range in amount from $500 to more than $3,000. The scholarships may be used to pay tuition, fees and books. application online.  Contact: Office of Development.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5204. 
 
May 7, Wednesday
ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF TEENS (ACT)
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Be a part of something big. Plan teen programs and events at the Library, create displays, share good books, and more. Snacks will be provided, and members receive volunteer hours for participation. It's your chance to make the Library your own! Registration recommended but drop-ins are welcome. Grades 6-12. Gordon Avenue Library.  4pm.  $free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
May 7, Wednesday
CENTRAL TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Central Library.
Central Library needs you! Be sure your voice is heard when it comes to programming at Central Library. Earn volunteer hours by helping to plan teen programs, displays, and activities. Refreshments provided. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  4:30-5:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Angela.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 ext. 4. 
 
May 7, Wednesday
NORTHSIDE TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Northside Library.
Come be a part of the Northside Teen Advisory Board. Help create displays, plan programs and activities while earning volunteer hours. Enjoy snacks and meet new people! Registration is recommended but not required. Ages 13-18. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  5-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
May 12, Monday
GAME NIGHT
JMRL - Northside Library.
Wii, PS2, board games, and prizes! Come with a friend or meet new people. Registration is recommended but not required. Grades 6-12. Northside Library.  6:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
May 13, Tuesday
CROZET TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Your ideas are needed! Be a part of the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board! Help plan teen programs, displays, and activities. Members will enjoy yummy snacks and receive volunteer hours for their participation with TAB. Registration recommended. Grades 6-12. Crozet Library.  Directions: 5791 Three Notch'd Rd, Crozet.  6:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
May 14, Wednesday
CREATE IT @ THE LIBRARY
JMRL - Central Library.
Monthly pop-up MakerSpace for teens. Each month will feature a different project. Want to try something different? Use the supplies on hand to create your own project. Upcoming activities include building Duct Tape creations, paper roller coasters, altering T-shirts, and building marshmallow launchers. Check the website as the date gets closer to see what the featured project will be. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  4-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151 ext. 4. 
 
May 18, Sunday
MINI RHUBARB PIE WORKSHOP
Join us in the Crozet Mudhouse Kitchen for a hands-on baking experience! This workshop is geared towards adults and young adults with supervision as it will be held in a professional setting. Come away with the knowledge, skill and confidence to make these adorable treats for your family and friends! Not to mention what our lesson will produce (I'll give you a hint: they are warm, gooey and delicious!) There is very limited space in the kitchen so please purchase your tickets ONLINE to reserve your spot!! http://RhubarbPies.eventbrite.com You must prepay for this event. Tickets will also be available to buy through the Crozet location. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable Crozet Mudhouse.  2-4pm.  $20.  Contact: Stephanie Connock.  Email: stephanie@mudhouse.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-2240. 
 
May 21, Wednesday
GSTS - GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING AND THEN SOME
JMRL - Central Library.
Join other teens in discussing graphic novels and other books. Free copies of the books will be provided. Refreshments served. Check the blog at gstscentral.blogspot.com for the current reading selection. Limit: 15 participants. Content and reading level of the books discussed will be geared toward ages 13 and up. Central Library.  4:30-5:30pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
Second Monday of the month
ANIME CLUB
JMRL - Northside Library.
Help us pick which anime episodes to watch and enjoy the poky! Registration recommended but not required. Grades 6-12. JMRL - Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  6:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
Starting April 25, Thursdays
GO GIRLS! EXERCISE PROGRAM
UVA - KCRC.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to relieve some stress and connect with friends! "Go Girls!" is a fun dance-based exercise program for girls that incorporates 45 minutes of Zumba and 15 minutes of casual conversation about exercise and health-related topics. The program is designed for girls ages 10-18, but moms, grandmothers, sisters, neighbors, and friends are all welcome to join the class. Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center (KCRC) Gymnasium, 2270 Ivy Road.  5:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 10 to 18.  Email: am7bd@virginia.edu. For more info call: 243-6911. 
 
First Tuesday of every month except September
MUSINGS: A TEEN WRITER'S WORKSHOP
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Interested in creative writing? Join this writer's group and get inspired! Practice writing skills, learn new techniques, read works by other teen writers and hear helpful comments about your own writing. Grades 6-12. Drops-in are always welcome. Crozet Library.  Directions: 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 13 to 18.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
ONLINE SUMMER CAMPS FAIR
From computer robot programming to tennis and horseback riding to scuba diving, you can find fabulous camps on CharlottesvilleFamily's Online Summer Camp Fair! You'll find helpful information and web links to day camps and residential camps, all over the East Coast. From traditional to special interest, you and your child will find the perfect camp. For details, please click this link. 
 
Last Tuesday of every month
STITCHES: AN INTER-GENERATIONAL HANDCRAFT GROUP
JMRL - Crozet.
Knitters, beaders, stitchers - come one, come all. Bring any project you're working on (or interested in learning) and join this fun group for an hour of handcrafting and sharing. Drop-ins welcome! Crozet Library.  Directions: 5791 Three Notched Road, Crozet.  4:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 8 to 108.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
Call for session dates and times.
TEST PREP COURSES
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
SAT/ACT prep as well as GRE test preparation. For more info call: 961-5351. 
 
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MUSEUM EXHIBITS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Family Events & Festivals Calendar to plan an outing for your family and find out what's new in the rotating exhibit rooms at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, Virginia Discovery Museum, Children's Museum of Richmond, Amazement Square and others. Also, find comprehensive listings of all local and regional museums in our CF Guide to Family Fun Year-Round.
 
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April 26, Saturday
PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE'S 254TH BIRTHDAY
Ash Lawn-Highland.
Two days before Monroe's actual birthday, we'll take a step back in time to 1814. Visitors will come across a small War of 1812 Virginia Militia Unit practicing their drill, discussing events of the day, and explaining Mr. Monroe's role in the war. Civilians will also discuss current events and everyday family life during that time. Costumed interpreters will perform open hearth cooking demonstrations with traditional cake and syllabub, an old-fashioned treat, and discuss how birthdays were celebrated during that time. Ash Lawn-Highland.  9am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@ashlawnhighland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9539. 
 
HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS
Charlottesville-Albemarle is rich in history. Plan an outing to one of the many famous sites in our community and in the surrounding region for your family. You'll find comprehensive listings of historical sites in our AF Guide to Family Fun Year-Round. For details, please click this link. 
 
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Mondays
MONDAY NIGHT DINNER & A MOVIE
Bounce-n-Play of Charlottesville.
Drop your kids off with us for dinner and a movie while you go out! Bounce from 5-6pm, dinner at 6pm and movie at 6:30pm. Seminole Square Shopping Center.  5-8:30pm.  $25 per child.  Recommended for ages 5 to 10.  Email: fun@bouncenplayofcville.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-1111. 
 
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MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS & LESSONS
Charlottesville-Albemarle has many fabulous organizations and talented individuals offering music classes and performance opportunities for kids to participate in - even a youth orchestra! Visit our comprehensive CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round to learn more. Also, if you'd like to attend a performance, visit our CF guide to Family Fun Year-Round to discover venues and performing groups.
 
Mondays
MUSICAL MONDAYS WITH MS. PAM
Stanardsville UMC.
A place for children Pre-K through 2nd grade to come and explore music and rhythm. Stanardsville United Methodist Church.  Directions: Main Street, Stanardsville.  3:30-4:15pm.  $5/per week.  Contact: Julie Nitzsche.  Email: jnitzsche96@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 990-8375. 
 
ONLINE SUMMER CAMPS FAIR
From computer robot programming to tennis and horseback riding to scuba diving, you can find fabulous camps on CharlottesvilleFamily's Online Summer Camp Fair! You'll find helpful information and web links to day camps and residential camps, all over the East Coast. From traditional to special interest, you and your child will find the perfect camp. For details, please click this link. 
 
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May 18, Sunday
BUTTERFLIES AT IVY CREEK
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Enjoy the first butterfly walk of the season with Mike Scott. Start by meeting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Center to see Mike's impressive display of the butterflies of Ivy Creek and for an introduction to identification skills. Continue on the trails with Mike. Fun for the whole family. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: Meet in the Education Building.  1pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
Saturdays
FREE SHOWS AT THE JOHN C. WELLS PLANETARIUM AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
JMU Planetarium.
The Wells Planetarium offers free shows for the public on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters. Our full-dome planetarium shows are perfect for families with children both young and old! Seating begins 10 minutes before showtime on a first-come, first-seated basis. Each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible. Come learn more about your Universe! Miller Hall, 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..  2:30pm & 3:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Shanil Virani.  Email: viranisn@jmu.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 5405684071. 
 
Every other Monday, beginning January 23
JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB
Ivy Creek Foundation/Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Join 4H Junior Naturalists for a fun, hands-on club for kids who want to explore the natural world, and the fields and forests of Ivy Creek and Ragged Mountain Natural areas. The younger group (6-9 year olds) will learn about native trees and wildlife through outdoor activities, while the older group (10-13 year olds) will study our area's ecology more in-depth. Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Road.  younger group 4-5:30pm; older group 4:30-6pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 6 to 13.  Contact: Dan Bieker.  Email: danbieker@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For more info call: 971-9618. 
 
ONLINE SUMMER CAMPS FAIR
From computer robot programming to tennis and horseback riding to scuba diving, you can find fabulous camps on CharlottesvilleFamily's Online Summer Camp Fair! You'll find helpful information and web links to day camps and residential camps, all over the East Coast. From traditional to special interest, you and your child will find the perfect camp. For details, please click this link. 
 
SCIENCE & NATURE ORGANIZATIONS
Explore the outdoors with the many terrific organizations listed in our comprehensive AF Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round who offer special prgrams geared to children and families in our community. For details, please click this link. 
 
Ongoing, Thursdays
SCIENCE CLUB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Discover the mysteries of science through hands-on activities, demonstrations and special guests. Ages 5 & up. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: Downtown Mall.  4pm.  $Free with admission.  Email: vadm@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
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April 28, Monday
BABY ROMP
JMRL - Central Library.
Sensory and interactive play for your little one, plus grown-up conversation for you. For ages 2 & under & their caregivers. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 5, Monday
BABY ROMP
JMRL - Central Library.
Sensory and interactive play for your little one, plus grown-up conversation for you. For ages 2 & under & their caregivers. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
BOUNCE AND FUN MEET-UP
Schools closed again? Kids going all kinds of crazy? Need to get out but don't want to break the bank? Kids 1-11 are invited to play dates offering a bounce house, snacks and juice, as well as coffee and tea for the grown-ups. Offered rain or shine! Check the website for upcoming dates. Restoration Church.  Directions: Off Dickerson Rd (head up 29 North to the Bamboo House restaurant and then turn left across 29 onto Dickerson, make your first right and the church is located on the right).  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAYS
Stanardsville UMC.
Join us after school for fun silly games, scrumptious snacks and friendly faces. Kids will enjoy creative time together in a small group atmosphere where they can explore all God's goodness. Ages 3 & up. Stanardsville United Methodist Church.  Directions: Main Street, Stanardsville.  3:15-4:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Julie Nitzsche.  Email: jnitzsche96@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-990-8375. 
 
PLAYGROUPS
Playgroups are a fun and important way for children to learn about friendships while they play. CharlottesvilleFamily has lots of playgroup resources. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2
TOTS & DOTS
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa.
Join the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection for this two-part early visual literacy program for children ages six months to four years. The first twenty minutes will feature a brief tour focusing on basic elements of visual art and ways to further stimulate visual and interpretive development in young children. The last twenty minutes will feature multi-sensory structured play for children aged two to four led by Kluge-Ruhe museum education staff, while babies and caregivers enjoy social play in the gallery with visually stimulating toys. No RSVP is required; drop-ins and crying babies are welcome. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa, 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville VA 22911.  10:30am.  $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. 
 
May 5-11
TAKE A SCREEN BREAK: THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO DO!
JMRL Libraries.
Fill out a nifty Screen Break Pledge Sheet, pledging to reduce your normal amount of TV viewing and screen time. Bring your completed pledge sheet in and receive a free book. Show us that you turned off all screens for the entire week, and you'll be entered in a drawing for an extra-special prize. JMRL Library Branches.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
May 12-16
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK
JMRL - Northside Library.
Book it to Northside Library anytime this week to participate in our characters contest and enter for your chance to win a free book! Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
Thursdays
HOME SCHOOL DAY
Bounce-n-Play of Charlottesville.
Arrive before 2pm with your certification letter from the state. Seminole Square Shopping Center.  $7 for the first 2 children and $5 for each additional child.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-1111. 
 
Mondays and Wednesdays
TODDLER TIME
Bounce-n-Play of Charlottesville.
Bounce away at Toddler Time! Reservations are not required, however, in order to get the Toddler Time Rate please arrive before 11am. Seminole Square Shopping Center.  9:30-11am.  $5 for children under 3; free for children under 12 months and adults.  Email: fun@bouncenplayofcville.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-1111. 
 
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Mondays
BASKETBALL THERAPEUTIC
Charlottesville Recreation & Leasure Services.
Come practice basketball skills with your friends. This activity is geared for teen and adults with physical and mental challenges. Staff participant ratio 1 to 8. Carver Center.  Directions: 4th Street NW.  4-5pm, Go to web site for more information..  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Special Olympics.
Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental retardation. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 980-7762. 
 
THERAPEUTIC TRIPS, CLASSES, & EVENTS
Charlottesville Recreation & Leisure Services.
The Therapeutic Recreation Program is for individuals, ages 8 and up,  with physical and or mental disabilities whose recreational needs cannot be met by regular programs. The goals of the activities are to improve self-esteem, health, social skills, recreation skills, safety skills, and independence while having fun. Staff participant ratio is usually 1 to 8. For information, please call or email Mildred Spicer (970-3264) or Leslie Kelley-Genson (970-3269) For details, please click this link. 
 
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April 23, Wednesday
ALL GREEN AND GROWING: AN EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Planting sunflowers on the moon? Finding tiny treasure to brighten a gray cement world? We will have stories and activities about making Earth-- and beyond-- a green and growing place. Registration is required. Ages 5 and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  4pm.  $free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
March 6-April 24, Thursdays
ALPHABET SOUP: A PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Enjoy a fun half-hour of stories, songs, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and more Designed for older 3, 4 and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy story time on their own, without an accompanying adult or younger siblings. Registration is required. Crozet Library.  Directions: 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
May 14, Wednesday
FUN FOR THE YOUNG @ THE FRALIN
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Start with a book and then go look! Gordon Avenue Children's Librarian visits The Fralin Art Museum to share stories, music, and movement. Then, the docents invite the youngest art patrons to explore the Museum. Stories will help enrich the art experience of the current exhibit. UVA's Fralin Museum of Art.  Directions: 155 Rugby Rd.  10am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  Email: museumoutreach@virginia.edu . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-2050. 
 
STORYTIMES
There are lots of storytimes around town each week. Look to "Storytimes" below to find regularly scheduled readings. For details, please click this link. 
 
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March 26-April 23, Wednesdays
ROMP 'N STOMP
JMRL - Central Library.
Play with your preschooler in this changing program of stories, drama, movement, art play and more! For ages 2-5 with an adult. Registration is required. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 27-April 24, Thursdays
TALES FOR TWOS
JMRL - Central Library.
A fun-filled program of interactive stories, fingerplays, and flannel board stories that encourage your toddler's emerging language skills. For 2-year-olds with an adult. Children must already be 2 in order to attend. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
March 26-May 7, Wednesdays
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: WEDNESDAY SESSION
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 30-minute program of stories, songs and fingerplays designed for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy storytime on their own. Registration is required. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  11am.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 26-May 7, Wednesdays
TWOS AND THREES TOGETHER: WEDNESDAY SESSION
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 30-minute program of stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 2-3 with an accompanying adult. Registration is required. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  10:15am.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
January 30-May 8, Thursdays
BABIES AND BOOKS
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 15-minute program of fingerplays, rhymes and songs followed by 10-minutes of playtime for babies up to 24 months with accompanying adult. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  1:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 27-May 8, Thursdays
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: THURSDAY SESSION
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 30-minute program of stories, songs and fingerplays designed for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy storytime on their own. Registration is required. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  10:15am.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
March 27-May 8, Thursdays
TWOS AND THREES TOGETHER: THURSDAY SESSION
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 30-minute program of stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 2-3 with an accompanying adult. Registration is required. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  11am.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
April 21-May 19, Mondays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME: MONDAYS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 24 months and caregiver. Registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  9:30am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 21-May 19, Mondays
READING RUMPUS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
A lively, drop-in storytime for children ages 0-3 with an accompanying adult. No registration required. Gordon Avenue Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 15-May 20, Tuesdays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME: TUESDAYS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 24 months and caregiver. Registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  9:30am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
April 15-May 20, Tuesdays
TWOS AND THREES TOGETHER
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
A 30-minute program of stories, songs, and fingerplays designed for 2- an 3-year-olds with an accompanying adult. Registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
January 4-May 24, Saturdays
DROP-IN STORYTIME
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, rhymes and fun. No registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue .  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
Wednesdays & Saturdays
IT'S TIME FOR STORIES
Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Children of all ages will be entertained by our talented and cheerful booksellers. Anytime is a great time to share a favorite book with old friends and new friends. Barnes & Noble Bookstore.  Directions: 1035 Emmet Street, Barracks Road Shopping Center.  11am-12pm.  $ Free.  Contact: Sandra Cararo.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-0461. 
 
Thursdays
LOUISA LIBRARY STORYTIMES
JMRL - Louisa County Library.
Louisa County Library offers baby time for under-twos and preschool storytime for children ages 3-5, with stories, songs and learning. Louisa County Library.  Directions: 881 Davis Highway, Mineral.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-5853. 
 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
STORYTIME AT OVER THE MOON
Over the Moon Bookstore and Artisan Gallery.
An assortment of stories for various ages. Over the Moon Bookstore and Artisan Gallery.  Directions: 5798 Three Notch'd Road, Crozet.  11am.  $free.  For more info call: 823-1144. 
 
STORYTIME EVENTS
In addition to all of the regular storytimes planned around town each week there are sometimes extra special events. Look to "Storytime Events" above to find visits from costumed characters, theme parties, live storytimes on the radio, and more. For details, please click this link. 
 
Tuesdays
STORYTIME TUESDAYS
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Come each week for a seasonal or exhibit related story on the front porch of the Cabin. Virginia Discovery Museum, Downtown Mall.  10:30am.  $free with admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
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. 
 
January-April, Third Tuesday of the month
WIGGLES & GIGGLES
JMRL - Northside Library.
Each month, hop & bop, jump & jive, and wiggle & giggle with an interactive 45-minute storytime featuring fun stories, silly songs, activities, and lots of moving & grooving. For all ages with an accompanying adult. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  1:30pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
Mondays
YOUNG READERS
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Come hear a story, do an activity and get excited about books! This drop-in program, led by special guest instructors, is perfect for fans of storytelling and reading. For all ages with an adult. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: 524 East Main Street.  10:30am.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Wednesdays
NELSON LIBRARY STORYTIME
JMRL - Nelson Memorial Library.
Enjoy 30 minutes of storytime fun for children ages 3-5. No registration required. Nelson Memorial Library.  Directions: 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston.  10:30-11am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5904. 
 
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May 7, Wednesday
FUN NIGHT - SQUARE DANCE CLUB OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Virginia Reelers.
Modern Western Square Dancing, line dancing and group dance mixers. You do not need to know anything about square dancing. We will teach you everything you need to know. Snacks and door prize. If you don't have fun you get your donation back! Have a night out and try something new for Spring! Woodbrook Elementary School.  Directions: Woodbrook Elementary School - 100 Woodbrook Drive, 29 North, turn East on Woodbrook Drive by Kohr's and across from Lowe's..  7-9pm.  $donations $3 adults; $1 ages 9 -18.  Recommended for ages 9 to 99.  Contact: Amy Shifflett.  Email: amymbs@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-1735. 
 
ONLINE SUMMER CAMPS FAIR
From computer robot programming to tennis and horseback riding to scuba diving, you can find fabulous camps on CharlottesvilleFamily's Online Summer Camp Fair! You'll find helpful information and web links to day camps and residential camps, all over the East Coast. From traditional to special interest, you and your child will find the perfect camp. For details, please click this link. 
 
THEATRE AND DANCE CLASSES AND 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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