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October 18, Wednesday
2ND GREAT NEIGHBOR GATHERING: COAT DRIVE
International Neighbors.
Bring coats in excellent condition for your neighbors in need. U-Heights.  Directions: 250 Colonnade Dr.  4:#0-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-509-1440. 
 
October 18, Wednesday
INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY
JMRL- Gordon Library.
A workshop by Michelle Streeter of Ma Belle Calligraphy. All materials provided and no experience necessary. Registration is required. Ages 14+. JMRL- Gordon Library.  6:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 18, Wednesday
PEABODY SCHOOL FALL OPEN HOUSE
Peabody School.
During Open House, prospective parents of students may tour the campus including, meet students and teachers and observe classes. Reservations are required. Adults only. Peabody School.  9am-2pm.  $Free.  Contact: Katie Murrah.  Email: kmurrah@peabodyschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-6901. 
 
October 18, Wednesday
TANDEM FRIENDS SCHOOL COME SEE US IN ACTION ADMISSIONS EVENT
Tandem Friends School.
Interested parents can take a tour, visit classes in session and participate in a faculty/student panel discussion to learn more about the school. RSVP. Tandem Friends School.  9-10:30am.  $Free.  Contact: Emily Morrison.  Email: contact@tandemfs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1303. 
 
June 21-October 18, Third Wednesdays
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
Keswick Vineyards.
"Wine down" with some great music and wine. Spice Sea Gourmet food truck will be on-site for tasty fare. Jon Spear Band on June 21, Erin & the Wildfire on July 19, Jason burke on August 16, Scuffletown on September 20 and Chamomile & Whiskey on October 18. Keswick Vineyards.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tasting Room.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 19, Thursday
CAREER FAIR FALL 2017
The Daily Progress.
Come to hear guest speakers and to meet with prospective employers. Albemarle Square Shopping Center.  10am-3pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 20, Friday
10TH ANNUAL "SWING FOR THE SCHOOL" GOLF TOURNAMENT
Grymes Memorial School.
A day of fun supporting the The Fund for Grymes with a continental breakfast followed by a shotgun start, lunch on the course, a 3:30pm cocktail and light hors d’oeuvres reception, awards and raffle drawing on the patio. Win awards for Beat the Pro, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Top Three Foursomes and more. Fawn Lake Country Club, Spotsylvania.  9am registration, 3:30 cocktail reception.  Email: info@grymesschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-1010. 
 
October 20, Friday
COMEDY WRITING WORKSHOP
Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Learn to be funnier in performance, writing, and life with a workshop with promoter, writer, and founder of the United Nations of Comedy Tour Ty Cooper. The workshop covers techniques and styles of writing for situational comedy using lecture, video, and writing exercises to help participants discover and develop their unique comedic voice. Main Stage Theatre, PVCC.  1-4pm.  $Free with admission.  Contact: PVCC Box Office.  Email: boxoffice@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
October 20, Friday
DAVID GREELY, JAMES LEVA AND CEDRIC WATSON
Prism Coffeehouse.
From the bayous to the mountains, come experience an exploration of musical kinship. C'ville Coffee.  7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  $16 in advance, $18 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 817-2633. 
 
October 20, Friday
FLOATING PUMPKIN PATCH
Crozet Parc YMCA.
Pick your pumpkin out of the pool. Includes food, music and Halloween-themed games and activities. Crozet PARC YMCA.  6pm.  $2 for members, $4 non-members.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4380. 
 
October 20, Friday
FREE MOVIE FRIDAY: "DETROIT"
Piedmont Virginia Community College Student Art Club.
"Detroit" tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67. Rated R. Main Stage Theatre in V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College.  7:30pm.  $Free.  Email: bsolla@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 961-5376. 
 
October 20, Friday
HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE LITTLE GYM
The Little Gym.
Join in a Spooktacular Halloween Party. For an evening of Treats (no tricks), parents and children ages 4 months to 3 years old are invited from 5:30-6pm. For some fantastic fun for children ages 3 to 12 years old, stop by from 6:15-7pm. Costumes are optional but encouraged. The Little Gym.  5:30-6pm ages 4 months-3 years, 6:!5-7pm ages 3-12.  All ages welcome.  Email: tlgcharlottesvilleva@thelittlegym.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-5437. 
 
October 20, Friday
L.Y.A.O. COMMEDY SHOWCASE PRESENTS TODD BARRY
The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.
Todd celebrates 30 years of telling jokes by doing a tour where he doesn't tell any jokes - get ready for an entire show of riffing and bantering with the audience. All proceeds benefit the CACF Heal Charlottesville Fund. The Southern Café & Music Hall.  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  $23 Advance, $25 Day of Show.  Email: information@thesoutherncville.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-5590. 
 
October 20, Friday
PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR 2017
Music Resource Center.
Party Like a Rock Star at Studio MRC. Enjoy an evening of eccentricity, disco deviance and the most electrifying boogie-down this side of the city. Live “band-a-oke” with guest performers, house band E3, open bar, food and more. Music Resource Center.  8-11:55pm.  Email: musicresourcecenter@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-5478. 
 
October 20, Friday
UVA CAVALIER MARCHING BAND OPEN REHEARSAL
University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music.
Bring a picnic and watch the UVA Cavalier Marching Band as they prepare for their halftime shows, weather permitting. Parking is available at Culbreth Road Parking Garage, the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage, and the Central Grounds Parking Garage. There is limited street parking on University Avenue. Carr's Hill Field.  Directions: at the corner of Emmet and Ivy roads.  6:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3052. 
 
October 21, Saturday
14TH ANNUAL PANCAKES FOR PARKINSON'S
Michael J Fox Foundation.
Enjoy pancakes and entertainment on the Lawn. Donations taken to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. University of Virginia's South Lawn.  9am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: P4PatUVA@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 249-9867. 
 
October 21, Saturday
21ST ANNUAL APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL
Wade's Mill.
Enjoy a crisp Autumn day at the oldest commercially operating water powered grist mill in the Shenandoah Valley. Local artisans and crafts include wood turning, blacksmithing, pottery and basket weaving. Take a tour of the historic mill and listen to live music while you enjoy food from Puffs BBQ and wine from Rockbridge Vineyards. Wade's Mill, Raphine.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  Email: info@wadesmill.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-348-1400. 
 
October 21, Saturday
25TH ANNIVERSARY DAY AT WALTON'S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM
Walton's Mountain Museum.
Come enjoy live music, children's activities, crafters and tour so the museum. Walton's Mountain Museum, Schuyler.  10am-3:30pm.  Email: waltonmt@cstone.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-831-2000. 
 
October 7 & 21, Saturdays
APPLE BUTTER MAKIN' FESTIVAL
Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchard.
Watch apple butter being made the old-fashioned way. Enjoy a cider pressing demo, live music, food, crafters, visiting the corn maze, picking your own pumpkin while children play games and visit with Mingo the Clown. Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchard.  Directions: 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro.  10am-4:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5824. 
 
October 21, Saturday
BALLETX
The Wayne Theatre.
Philadelphia-based BalletX brings its world-class dancers to Waynesboro The program includes three dances: Beautiful Once, Grant Partita and The Last Glass. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7pm.  $25.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
October 21, Saturday
BEER & BALLET
Champion Brewing Co. / Charlottesville Ballet.
Enjoy performances by members of the professional company and a special appearance of members of Charlottesville Ballet's Pre-Professional Program. An evening of craft beer and local food with a portion of proceeds donated to the ballet. Champion Brewing Co..  6pm & 7pm, doors open 5:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvilleballet.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-2555. 
 
October 21, Saturday
CHILI & BREWFEST
Orange Chamber of Commerce.
Chili and craft beer tastings, area food and craft vendors, children's activities and live music. Orange County Fair Grounds, Orange.  Directions: Old Gordonsville Road.  1-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: finance@orangevachamber.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
October 21, Saturday
CIVIL WAR HOUSE TOUR
James Madison's Montpelier.
Through the lens of the Montpelier mansion, trace the sequence of events, decisions, and compromises that led from Madison's work to create the Union, to its near destruction in the Civil War. Discover Madison's view of the Union, his struggle to preserve it, and the greatest challenge it ever faced. James Madison's Montpelier.  11am.  $20, $7 ages 6-14.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x 450. 
 
October 21, Saturday
CIVIL WAR TRAIL & GILMORE FARM WALKING TOUR AT MONTPELIER
Montpelier.
Walk in the footsteps of McGowan's Brigade on Montpelier's Civil War Trail, carving a path through archaeological remains of this Confederate winter camp to a reconstructed camp street. Conclude at the cabin and farm of the George Gilmore, born into slavery at Montpelier in 1810 and turned farmer and landowner after Emancipation, on the site of an abandoned Confederate hut. Montpelier Station Train Depot, Montpelier, Orange.  Directions: Begins in parking lot across from the Montpelier Station Train Depot on Rt. 20.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
October 21, Saturday
FALL PARTY AND FUNDRAISER
The Front Porch.
Come for music by the Michael Clem Trio and Front Porch students along with dancing, food and drink, a silent auction and a community jam session. Bring your instruments and help close out the night. The Front Porch.  7-10pm.  $25.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 806-7062. 
 
October 21, Saturday
HARVEST DINNER
Gordonsville United Methodist Women.
Come enjoy the annual Harvest Dinner to raise funds for UMW Missions. This year's proceeds will also benefit disaster relief operations through UMCOR. The dinner includes Ham, Turkey, Dressing, Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn Pudding, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Dessert and Coffee/Tea. Dine in and Take-out tickets available at the door. Gordonsville United Methodist Church.  5-7pm.  $12 adult and $6 child.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jessica Smith.  Email: 3dgrayce@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-832-2940. 
 
October 21, Saturday
HEALTHY HALLOWEEN TREATS
Piedmont Family YMCA.
Come to the Brooks Family YMCA for Halloween fun. Brooks Family YMCA.  9-10am.  All ages welcome.  Email: rvinson@piedmontymca.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
Now through October, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
HISTORIC COURT SQUARE WALKING TOURS
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
Take a one-hour tour around Court Square to learn some of Charlottesville's rich history and revisit the time of Thomas Jefferson. Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.  Directions: 200 Second St. NE.  5:30pm Thursdays & Fridays, 10am Saturdays.  $5.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
October 21, Saturday
INTERACTIVE ARCHAEOLOGY DIG FOR KIDS
Monticello.
This 30-minute interactive exhibit will introduce children to archaeology, and how we know what we know about the lives of the enslaved and free people living and working at Monticello. Archaeologists-in-training will dig in a mock excavation where they will learn proper field techniques, including digging, screening and identifying artifacts. Adults must remain with children but do not require a ticket. Monticello.  10am-2:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 13.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
October 21, Saturay
JACKSON-VIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S ROCKTOBERFEST
Jackson-Via Elementary PTO.
Games, food, a cake walk, face painting, prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Funds raised from Rocktoberfest have been used to support quality activities for Jackson-Via, such as literacy nights, community performances, multicultural events, as well as teacher appreciation and additional school supplies. Jackson-Via Elementary School.  6:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 21, Saturday
JOURNEYS FALL FAMILY DAY
Hospice of the Piedmont.
For families who have been affected by the death of a loved one, this camp offers activities and creative expression to encourage bonding and communication while memorializing their loved one. Children and teens age 5-18 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Camp Holiday Trails.  8:45am-4:45pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 18.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 817-6900. 
 
October 21, Saturday
LION TO HOKIE 5K RUN AND 1.5-MILE WALK
Kyle Wesley Anderson Leadership Award Scholarship Fund.
Come run or walk to benefit the Kyle Wesley Anderson Leadership Award Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Louisa County grads who enroll at Virginia Tech and become Hokies. Louisa County High Football Stadium.  8:30am.  $20.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-465-5038. 
 
October 21, Saturday
MUSERY: POETRY IN NATURE
Wildrock.
Join writer and Wildrock Host, Zoe Krylova, to gather together in nature and find the inspiration to write poetry. Listen to the plants, feel the elements against your skin and get in touch with your senses. You'll work on individual and collaborative pieces. Wildrock.  Directions: 6700 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet.  10:30am to 12:00pm.  $Pay What you Can.  Recommended for ages 8 to 100.  Contact: Wildrock.  Email: info@wildrock.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-5100. 
 
October 17 & 21, Tuesday & Saturday
OPEN BIO LABS: PIG DISSECTION CLASS
Open Bio Labs.
Become a forensic pathologist for the day and perform an autopsy as it is done on a human. Students observe and analyze certain organs and examine different tissue types found in each system while making notes just as a forensic pathologist would. From an anatomical viewpoint, the student will also be able to discover and analyze how different organs and organ systems work together. Open Bio Labs.  Directions: 300 W. Main St. B101.  9am-12pm & 12-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@openbiolabs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 878-2355. 
 
October 21, Saturday
RED HILL ELEMENTARY FALL CARNIVAL
Red Hill Elementary PTO.
Enjoy a raffle, food for purchase, a boo house and a gym full of traditional carnival games. Red Hill Elementary.  5-8pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: redhillespto@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-5332. 
 
October 21, Saturday
SOJA - A BENEFIT FOR HEAL CHARLOTTESVILLE
The Jefferson Theater.
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated SOJA invites the Charlottesville community together for a night of unity through music to benefit the CACF Heal Charlottesville Fund. As part of the concert, the group is providing a live sneak preview of their latest full-length album, Poetry In Motion, which will officially be released a week after the concert. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
October 21, Saturday
SPARC OF HOPE WALK/RUN
Suicide Prevention Awareness Resource Council.
Come participate in this 3-mile run/walk with terrain that includes gravel and earthen paths. Strollers, wheelchairs and leashed pets are allowed. Prizes will be awarded for the team raising the most funds and the team with the most members in attendance. Please plan to enjoy refreshments, visit the ManCave or play a bit of cornhole. East End Farm, Gorduonsville.  8am run, 9am speakers, 9:30am walk.  $See website for details.  All ages welcome.  Email: admin@sparchope.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-1800. 
 
October 21, Saturday
TRICKY TRAY RAFFLE AND AUCTION
ECSP PTO.
Fabulous prizes include restaurant gift cards, tickets to area museums and sports events, kid and adult gift baskets, season tickets and more. Funds raised will improve the children's playground. BBQ food truck and sweet treats will be available. Effort Family Life Center, 7820 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra.  3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: n/a  Contact: Maria Clark.  Email: jcmrva1008@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 201-893-6351. 
 
October 21, Saturday
UVA FOOTBALL VS. BOSTON COLLEGE
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on the 'Hoos at home. Scott Stadium.  TBD.  Email: uvatickets@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
October 21, Saturday
WHY NINE UNELECTED SUPREME COURT JUDGES GET ALL THE POWER: MARBURY V. MADISON
Alumni Association.
Risa Goluboff, Dean of the School of Law, Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, and Professor of History, will walk the audience through the case step by step to reveal that what seems rather dry and arcane legalese is anything but. Alumni Hall Ballroom.  10-11am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 21, Saturday
YAK & SNACK
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Come talk about "The War That Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Free copy of the book included on first-come, first-served basis. Grades 5-8. Registration required. JMRL- Crozet Library.  2-3:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 10 to 14.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday
APPLE FESTIVAL AT DRUMHELLER'S
Drumheller's Orchard.
This fall's Apple Festival will offer food vendors, crafters, fresh baked goods, hayrides, apple sling shot, a corn maze, apples, apple butter, fresh cider, country hams, pumpkins, bouncy houses and a Kids' Corner! Live music both days! Drumheller's Orchard.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@drumhellersorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5036. 
 
October 19-22, Thursday-Sunday
BARRACKS ROAD ANNUAL FALL SIDEWALK SALE
Barracks Road Shopping Center.
Sashay into fall, jump-start your holiday shopping and save on fabulous finds at more than 80 shops and restaurants. Barracks Road Shopping Center.  Directions: Emmet Street.  All ages welcome.  Email: snorth@federalrealty.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-9233. 
 
October 21-22, Saturday-Sunday
BATESVILLE APPLE BUTTER DAYS
Batesville Community Service Club.
Batesville's premier fall event to cut wood for fires, haul tents and chairs, peel and slice 60 bushes of apples, stir, fix breakfast, can, label and clean up etc. Long-time regulars have done this each year since 1975 as a fundraising effort and newer locals are invited to join in. The event goes all through Saturday night without stopping until Sunday afternoon. Batesville.  10am Saturday to 2pm Sunday.  Email: events@batesvilleva.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 22, Sunday
FALL FESTIVAL
Mountaintop Montessori.
Enjoy seasonal activities, games and crafts, local food and beer, a gently-used book sale, music and more. Bring a friend. Mountaintop Montessori.  1-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-8886. 
 
October 15 & 22, Sundays
FRENCH CREPE DAY
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Take in the view while enjoying a selection of freshly made chef-prepared sweet or savory crepes paired with salad and your favorite DelFosse wine. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery, Faber.  11am-3pm.  Email: info@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
October 22, Sunday
GOBLINS AND GOURDS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin decorating, storytelling and fun in the Children's Garden. Fun for the whole family. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond.  1-4pm.  $Free with admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, Saturdays & Sundays
GRAVES MOUNTAIN APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Enjoy the days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles over an open fire at one of the area's largest festivals. Pick apples and enjoy bluegrass music, cloggers, hayrides, horse rides and a craft fair with over 70 arts and crafts vendors. A hay maze and a few farm animals complete the fun. Rain or shine. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  10am-4:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
October 22, Sunday
REFORMATION CONCERT
St. Mark Lutheran Church.
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the choirs of four Charlottesville-area Lutheran churches will hold a joint concert. A reception will follow. St. Mark Lutheran Church.  Directions: 100 Alderman Rd.  4pm.  Email: ernstwrite@yahoo.com. For more info call: 979- 1777. 
 
October 22, Sunday
SOME LIKE IT HOT
The Paramount Theater.
Come see this classic comedy on the big screen. Rated PG. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adult, $5 youth under 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 20-22, Friday-Sunday
THREE NOTCH'D OKTOBERFEST
Three Notch'd Brewery.
Come to the German-style beer hall and restaurant to celebrate Oktoberfest. Enjoy a weekend of Marzen beers, big pretzels, spicey mustard, and all your Three Notch'd favorites. Oktoberfest Brunch starts at 10am with Oktoberfest menu and beers served all day. There will be family fun, tasty brews, children's activities and more. Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen & Brewery.  4pm Friday-11pm Sunday.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 14-22, Saturdays & Sundays
WILL & WHIT: THE MUSICAL
DMR Adventures.
Will & Whit is based on the young adult graphic novel by local author Laura Lee Gulledge and features music composed by local musician Ceci Vaughan. See a talented cast of local performers under the direction of Melissa Charles, with music director, Celena Cox, and will be staged in the new black box theater at Belmont Arts Collaborative at oad. Black Box Theater, Belmont Arts Collaborative.  Directions: 221 Carlton Rd.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 22, Sunday
WINES AND VINES FESTIVAL
Kilaurwen Winery.
Enjoy Kilaurwen wine, great music and tasty food truck fare while you listen to live music by Scuffletown. Bring your chairs and blankets and join with friends and neighbors. Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville.  2-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 985-2535. 
 
October 22, Sunday
WORKING WOODS WALK
James Madison's Montpelier.
Venture deep into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike guided by experts in forest conservation. Learn about cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature, both in the Madisons' time and today. Dogs on leashes are welcome. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: Begins at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  2pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
September 30-October 23
GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR
Green Valley Book Fair.
Encourage your child to read by expanding his or her home library. Huge selection of children's books at 60%-90% off retail prices on new, over-run or irregular books. 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-385-0099. 
 
September 11-October 23, Mondays
READING RUMPUS FALL SESSION
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
A lively, drop-in that brings books to life with participation, song, and movement. Designed for children up to 3 years and accompanying caregiver to encourage early literacy and language. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 23, Monday
SPOOKY NIGHT STORYTIME
JMRL- Central Library.
Come prepared to hold tight to your lovey and shiver as all things spooky are celebrated in this evening storytime. Spooky variations on favorite rhymes and songs, too. JMRL- Central Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 24, Tuesday
LAURA LEE GULLEDGE COMIC WORKSHOP
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Join local Eisner Award-nominated graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulled for a workshop on writing and drawing comics. Ages 10 to adult. Required registration begins October 3. JMRL - Crozet Librar.  6:30-8pm.  Recommended for ages 10 to 99.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
September 12-October 24, Mondays or Tuesdays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME FALL SESSION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Simple stories, rhymes and songs for children up to 23 months and caregiver followed by time to play and socialize. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking and reading. Registration is required. JMRL- Gordon Avenue Library.  11:30am-12:15pm Mondays, 9:30-10:15am Tuesdays.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 24, Tuesday
THE ROAD TO COLLEGE: A WORKSHOP FOR 8TH-GRADE PARENTS
Parents of 8th-grade students are invited for a free workshop. The Road to College: A Workshop for Eighth Grade Parents will include topics such as middle school to high school transition, the college counseling process and what to expect and how to help your child achieve success in high school with the greater goal of college success. 418 E Jefferson St.  6-7:30pm.  $Free and open to the public .  Contact: Richelle Claiborne.  Email: rclaiborne@renaissanceschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-1952. 
 
September 11-October 24, Mondays or Tuesdays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER FALL SESSION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed for 2- and 3-year-olds with accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop pre-literacy skills with "Sing, Talk, Read and Play." Registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  9:30am Mondays, 10:30am Tuesdays.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 11, 18, 19, 24 & 25
HIGH SCHOOL 2022
Albemarle County School District.
Learn more about High School 2022, an Albemarle County Public Schools initiative to rethink high school. Beginning with incoming freshman in fall 2018, the high school experience will be different. Come and learn how. At Various Area Middle Schools (see website for list).  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 25, Wednesday
PRIMUS
The National.
The National, Richmond.  8pm, doors open at 7pm .  $$36.50 advance, $40 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-612-1900. 
 
October 25, Wednesday
THEATRE CHS PRESENTS: "BIEDERMANN AND THE FIREBUGS"
Theatre CHS.
A one-act play. Charlottesville High School Black Box Theatre.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7pm.  $10 adult, $5 CHS Student, $15 VIP Front Row.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2725. 
 
September 14-October 26, Thursdays
MONKEY BUSINESS FALL SESSION
JMRL- Gordon Avenue Library.
Come monkey around with exciting stories, fingerplays, silly songs and flannel stories. Designed to help independent 3- and 4-year-olds practice self-sufficiency and develop early literacy skills to help them be ready to read and succeed. Registration is required. JMRL- Gordon Avenue Library.  10:30-11:15am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
June 1-October 26, Thursdays
MORNINGS WITH THE MINIS
Morning Sun Minis.
"Mornings with the Minis" is a fun, hands-on learning experience for children 7+ and adults of all ages. The morning sessions are an introduction to miniature horsemanship, small equine activities for pleasure, sport and miniature horse therapy. Sun Ridge.  Directions: 6946 Louisa Rd., Gordonsville.  9-11:20am.  $20 per person.  Recommended for ages 7 to 77.  Special Needs Accommodation: yes  Contact: Nancy Wheeler.  Email: morningsunminiatures@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-272-5267. 
 
October 27, Friday
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH AT GLASS HOUSE
Glass House Winery.
Come out for the annual costume party and halloween celebration with live music by Beleza and Two Brothers Southwestern Grill food truck on-site. Picnics are welcome but no outside alcohol is permitted. Glass House Winery, Free Union.  6-10pm.  $No cover.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-234-4133. 
 
October 27, Friday
BOO BASH!
Virginia Discovery Museum/Baggby's.
Dress up in your kookiest costumes as you enjoy a variety of fun carnival games, activities and crafts. Creep through the Witch's cabin, meet the Mad Scientists in their lab, tumble through the spider-web tangle, decorate cookies, and more. Don't forget to stop by the Little Shop of Prizes on your way out to trade in all the tickets you've earned. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall.  6-7:30pm.  $10, +$2 late fee day of.  Recommended for ages 2 to 8.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
October 27, Friday
CARVING AT CARVER
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.
A family pumpkin carving contest with carving tools provided but you must bring your own pumpkin. Carving teams must have at least one adult and one child participating. Pumpkins will be displayed at the Downtown Safe Halloween Festival. An award will be given to the pumpkin that gets the most votes. Carver Recreation Center.  6-8pm.  $5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
Friday Nights from May-October
FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
The tasting room and outdoor courtyard are now open until 8pm on Fridays all summer long. Treat yourself to dinner from a local food truck and a custom flight of wine, sitting outside in the courtyard watching the sunset. Standard tastings conclude at 5pm and we begin serving custom flights until 8pm. Picnics are also welcome. Keswick Vineyards.  5-8pm.  $free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 27, Friday
FRIGHT NIGHT
JMRL - Crozet.
Experience the creep factor of an empty library after-hours and play Zombie Tag, Werewolf and Zombies v. Humans in the darkened library stacks. Spooky-themed tabletop games available as well. Costumes for the contest are encouraged. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Crozet Library.  6:30-8:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 27, Friday
HAUNTED HENRICUS, JR.: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE AFTERNOON
Henricus Historical Park.
Join Henricus's Education Department for stories, a treats tour and a make & take 17th-century craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by October 26 by phone. Henricus Historical Park.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  3-4pm.  $5 per child, $5 per adult.  Recommended for ages 3 to 8.  Email: henricushistoricalpark@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-318-8797. 
 
October 27, Friday
HOGWARTS HALLOWEEN
Grace Episcopal Church.
Enjoy Gringots, Diagon Alley, first year classes, Hogwarts Pizza and candy & treats. This is a free event that is open to the public but be sure to bring some treats to share with the kids. RSVP. Grace Episcopal Church.  6pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-3549. 
 
October 27, Friday
KIDS' COSTUME BASH
Keswick Hall and Golf Club.
Come dressed in your best costume for this night of Halloween fun with themed snacks and kids drinks (included). Activities include mummy wrap, fingerprint ghosts, Halloween spider and magnet painting. Keswick Hall and Golf Club.  Directions: Pavilion.  5-7pm.  $10 per child members, $12 child guests.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-3440. 
 
October 27, Friday
MONSTER OF A MOVIE
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
Come and enjoy Hotel Transylvania (2012) with your family. Gordon Avenue Library.  10:30am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 27, Friday
SPCA PAWS TO READ
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Who has four paws and loves to listen to stories? A dog from Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA's "Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team," that's who. Drop in to improve your reading/listening skills and make a new four-footed friend at the same time. For any young reader. Registration required. JMRL- Crozet Library.  1-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 27, Friday
TEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY
Crozet YMCA.
Crozet YMCA.  7-10pm.  Contact: Michelle Ryan.  Email: mryan@piedmontymca.org. For more info call: 434-202-0118. 
 
October 28, Saturday
17TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
CMoR.
Adults and children are invited to dress in their Halloween best for family fun at CMoR Central. Trick or Treat through the kid-sized neighborhood complete with spooky decorations. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities and crafts and more! Kids get in free but will still need a ticket. CMoR Central, Richmond.  2-7pm.  $4 for adults, children free.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7063. 
 
October 28, Saturday
2017 RVA TOUR DE CURE
America Diabetes Association.
Choose your distance and walk, run or ride knowing that each mile (fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more) makes a difference. Check out the vendors before or after your ride or walk, a fun kid zone for any age and the finish festival. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Goochland.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Laura Haemker.  Email: agarelick@diabetes.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-225-8038. 
 
October 27-28, Friday-Saturday
23RD 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. Spirit Walk will meet at Maplewood Cemetery on the 27th and in Court Square on the 28th. Downtown Charlottesville.  6pm first tour, 8:30pm last tour.  $Varies.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
October 28, Saturday
3RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Carter Mountain Orchard.
A family-oriented event that is fun for young and old. And, there are still plenty of apples to pick. Pumpkin carving contest, Halloween parade and contest, caramel apple dipping station, trick-or-treat, hayrides and more. Carter Mountain Orchard.  10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833 . 
 
October 28, Saturday
3RD ANNUAL UNCORKED TRAIL 5K
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Celebrate Halloween with a run through the vineyards. This run will treat you to a good time with fellow "Will Run For Wine" enthusiasts. Costumes are optional, but encouraged! Walker, goblin and ghost-friendly. Inclement weather will postpone the race day to Sunday October 29. Early Mountain Vineyards.  9am.  $30-45.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
4TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Live music, local food (including a kid's menu) and beers for purchase, games and prizes. Bring canned goods to benefit FeedMore. This family-friendly event is rain or shine. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  11am-4pm.  $Regular Garden Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
October 28, Saturday
9TH ANNUAL CROZET SPIRIT WALK
Field School.
Come to this fun, family-friendly event where a historical play is acted out through the streets of Crozet. This year's walk depicts events from the early 20th century through World War II. Field School, Crozet.  6:30-9pm.  $10, under 15 free.  Email: tracy@fieldschoolcv.net.
 
October 28, Saturday
A HAUNTING HALLOWEEN
Fluvanna County Parks & Recreation.
Take part in a Pumpkin Painting Contest, Halloween-themed crafts and games, costume contest and more. Pleasant Grove Park, Palmyra.  Directions: 1730 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Palmyra.  6-9pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 842-3150. 
 
October 28, Saturday
AFTER HOURS: LIBRARY HAUNTED HOUSE
JMRL - Central Library.
Get a little spooked at the haunted house. Free comics will be handed out as well. Supervision required for kids under 10. Central Library.  6-7:30pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 16.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 28, Saturday
AN EVENING WITH GHOSTS
Grayhaven Winery.
Enjoy a vintage barrel tasting in the historic 1700s graveyard overlooking the vineyards, then walk down the haunted trail of the dark forest once traveled by American Indians, soldiers and slaves. Tales of history, mystery and hauntings by Grayhaven's winemaker Chuck Peple, also known for his work as a Civil War historian. Live music by John Tracy along with a roaring bonfire and hearty stew. Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring.  5:30-9pm.  $20 advance, $25 at the door (include wine tasting & food).  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-556-3917. 
 
October 28, Saturday
ASHTON'S BIRTHDAY WISH COAT DRIVE
Ashton's Birthday Wish.
Live music, face painting, meet & greet with firefighters, photo booth, Halloween costume contest and more. Bring along a new or like-new coat to donate to needy kids in the area. Toy Lift founder Tom Powell will also be accepting new toy donations. Applebees and Bojangles at Pantops.  11am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: ashtonswish@aol.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
BLUE RIDGE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum.
Enjoy Virginia's largest celebration of authentic regional traditions with musical performances and storytelling, workshops, artisans, mule jumping, folk games, heirloom fruits and vegetables, farm machinery demos, hundreds of vintage cars, the museum's operating moonshine still and more. Ferris College, Ferrum.  Directions: 10 miles west of Rocky Mount, Va., on Rt. 40.  $10 adults, $5 ages 5-15/seniors ages 60 and older.  All ages welcome.  Email: bri@ferrum.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-365-4412. 
 
October 14 & 28, Fridays
CREATION STATION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Stop by to create with UVA Madison House volunteers with a different project each week to explore. STEAM ahead with hands-on fun. For all ages. JMRL - Gordon Library.  3:30-4:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October, Fridays & Saturdays
DARK STAUNTON TOUR: TALES OF MURDER, MYSTERY AND HAUNTS
Black Raven Paranormal.
Tales and stories of the unusual in Staunton including unsolved murders, mysterious secrets and legends. No one under 10 years of age permitted. Reservations are recommended. Corner of New Street and Johnson Street.  9pm, arrive at 8:45pm.  $10 adults.  Email: ghostsofstaunton@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-448-2743. 
 
October 28, Saturday
DOWNTOWN SAFE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
BAMA Works / Charlottesville Parks and Recreation .
Costume contests, games, entertainment and safe trick-or-treating on the Downtown Mall. Sprint Pavilion.  2-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
DOWNTOWN TRICK OR TREAT
Staunton Downtown Development Association / Staunton Parks & Recreation.
Families are invited to visit the Wharf. Kids and their parents will receive a list of participating shops and businesses for trick or treating. Enter the costume contest at Sunspots Pavilion for a chance to win prizes. 10am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3867. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FALL FESTIVAL FOR ADAM'S ROAD TO RECOVERY
Adam's Road to Recovery.
A fundraising event for Adam, who sustained a spinal cord injury this summer. Enjoy exhibitors and artisan vendors, interactive games, live music, silent auction and raffles, face painting, balloons and fire trucks. Glenmore Country Club.  9am-2pm.  Contact: Kaye Campbell.  Email: 1kayecampbell1@gmail.com. For more info call: 531-2500. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FALL HARVEST & LEAF PEEP FESTIVAL
DuCard Vineyards.
Celebrate the season with a party. Live music from Scuffletown, local BBQ and burgers for sale, vineyard tours and more. No cover. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison).  11am-6pm.  $Free.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
October 27-28, Friday-Saturday
FAMILY CAMP-OUT: SPOOKY SPECTACULAR
Maymont Estate.
Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures. Enjoy s'mores and stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont's grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must register for every four children. Maymont, Richmond.  6pm Friday-9am Saturday.  $40 per person/$30 members.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FAMILY VOLUNTEER EVENT
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Celebrate the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods and communities, and raising awareness about of the issue of food insecurity in our region and the impact it has on the community. Tour the Food Bank and then get to work on a volunteer project. Space is limited. Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  10am-12pm.  $Free, donations accepted.  Contact: Jennifer Clark Robertson.  Email: jclarkrobertson@brafb.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-213-8402. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FREE BRIDGE QUINTET 20TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
The faculty jazz group of the McIntire Department of Music celebrates the importance of original jazz composition. Old Cabell Hall.  8pm.  $Varies.  Email: music@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3052. 
 
Saturdays in September & October
FREEFALL MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL
WTJU & IX Art Park.
Freefall picks up where Fridays After Five ends but with a unique and funky vibe. Acts include Black Masala, Alligator, The Judy Chops and the Cville Sabroso Latin Music & Culture Festival. See site for lineup. IX Art Park.  5-9pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
GHOST STORIES OUTSIDE ... IN THE DARK
Staunton Public Library.
Members of the Shenandoah Storytelling Guild will CHILL you with tales of HORROR. These stories are for brave adults and children over the age of 8. Will be held inside if there is inclement weather. Costumes welcome. Hot drinks & cookies will be served. Staunton Public Library.  7-8:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Melissa.  Email: library@ci.staunton.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3800. 
 
October 28, Saturday
GHOULS, GOURDS & GRAPES
First Colony Winery.
Enjoy the fall foliage while you enjoy live music from Gina Sobel, hayrides through the vineyard, Spice Sea Gourmet food truck and winery tours. Bring the kids for some pumpkin decorating. Pumpkins will be available to purchase and decorating supplies will be provided. Anyone in costume will receive a discount on all purchases. First Colony Winery.  Directions: 1650 Harris Creek Road. From I-64, take exit 121 to 20S. Travel 10 miles, then take a right onto Harris Creek Road. Winery is at the end of the road.  12-5pm.  $7 for pumpkin, $5 for wine tasting.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7105. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST FOR KIDS AT SAUNDERS BROTHERS
Saunders Brothers Farm Market.
Help decide which is the next great tasting apple to grow while you listen to live music and watch a Halloween costume contest for the kids. Saunders Brothers Farm Market.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5455. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN DANCE
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.
For Therapeutic participants ages 13 and up. Carver Recreation Center.  7-9pm.  Contact: Caitlin Marcotte.  Email: marcottec@charlottesville.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3269. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN REGGAE DANCE PARTY
The Front Porch.
Come dance to live music by Positive Collective. Costumes optional but encouraged. The Front Porch.  8-11pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN SNARK-A-THON
JMRL- Northside Library.
Celebrate Halloween and join in the Snark-A-Thon as you hurl your best insults and deepest barbs at two timelessly terrible movies Mystery Science Theater-style. Snacks provided. Ages 11-18. JMRL Northside Library.  1:30pm & 3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR & OPEN HOUSE
Piedmont Family YMCA.
Halloween fun and an open house. Jefferson School City Center.  12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: rvinson@piedmontymca.org.
 
October 28, Saturday
HARVEST FESTIVAL
Madison Farmers' Market.
Come for tasty samples, cooking workshop and demonstrations and vendor sales. Madison Fairgrounds Young Farmers' Pavilion.  8am-12pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 6-28, Fridays & Saturdays
HAUNTED CAMP WEEKENDS
Misty Mountain Camp Resort.
Four weeks of fun fall activities for the family including trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, karaoke, air brush tattoos, best decorated campsite contest, campfire karaoke, movies, bonfire 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. 
 
October 27 & 28, Friday & Saturday
HAUNTED HENRICUS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Henricus Historical Park.
Storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore by the fireside. Listen to early colonists recount tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. Light refreshments served. Tours not appropriate for children under 6. Registration required. Henricus Historical Park.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  7-8:30pm.  $8 adults, $6 youth ages 6-12.  Email: henricushistoricalpark@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-748-1611. 
 
Saturdays in October
HENLEYFEST
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Enjoy hay rides, cider making, live music, food trucks, apple cider donuts, baked goods, the miniature pony and her carriage and apple picking each Saturday in October. A costume contest will occur on the final Saturday. Henley's Orchard, Crozet.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-7848. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HOPS & HOMESTEAD FESTIVAL
Bald Top Brewing Co.
Come enjoy local seasonal produce, fine arts, hand made and hand decorated crafts, homesteading and agricultural demos, live entertainment, food and kids activities. Bald Top Brewing Co., Madison.  12-6pm.  Email: information@ruralmadison.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
JAPANDROIDS
The Jefferson Theater.
With Cloud Nothings. The Jefferson Theater.  9pm, Doors open at 8pm.  $22 advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
October 28, Saturday
JUBILEE FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC GRAND OPENING & 1ST ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
Jubilee Family Chiropractic.
Vendor trick-or-treating, Pie Eating Contest, bounce houses, food vendors, prizes, pie-in-the-face fundraiser and more. Enter the Costume Contest in various categories including Best Family Costumes, Best Pet Costume and Most Creative Costume. Support your favorite featured nonprofits: Cville Fire Dept. Burn Camp, Cville Police Dept. Foundation, Virginia Institute of Autism, Fluvanna County Care for Creatures & Kiwanis Club for Kids. Proceeds go to your cause of choice. 1770 Timberwoods Blvd, Ste 103.  4-6:30pm.  $Free Community Event and Free Parking.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Dr Lisa and Corey Williams.  Email: gojubileefamily@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-2620. 
 
October 28, Saturday
KIDS CRAFT DAY
Crozet Artisan Depot / Albemarle Tourism & Adventure Center.
Children of all ages are invited to celebrate fall leaves this autumn with this free and fun art workshop. Kids will get to create colorful leaf etchings and falling leaf sun catchers. Don’t miss this program aimed at increasing the level of fun and enjoyment kids can have celebrating this wonderful time of year. Crozet Artisan Depot.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 30-October 28, Saturdays, Fridays in October
LAYZ S RANCH PUMPKIN PATCH
Layz S Ranch.
Enjoy fall family fun with hay rides, corn maze, corn pit and slide, hay pyramid, hay maze, giant slides and farm animals. New this year are an AquaPod, tightrope, sky island swing and a 90-foot superslide. Layz S Ranch.  10am-6pm Saturdays.  $7, ages 2 and under free, $25 per family.  All ages welcome.  Email: layzsranchevents@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0898. 
 
June 24-October 28, Saturdays
LIVE MUSIC AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
Keswick Vineyards.
Enjoy live music and food trucks on select Saturdays through the end of October. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 28, Saturday
MONSTER STITCHES
JMRL - Crozet.
Creepy stories and a spooky hand-sewn creature that you create. If you have a favorite scary story bring it along to share. Ages 8-13. JMRL - Crozet Library.  2pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
May 27-October 28, Select Saturdays
MR. MADISON IS AT HOME
James Madison's Montpelier.
On select Saturdays, come visit with James Madison in the Constitution Room after your tour of the House. See website for dates. James Madison's Montpelier.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
September 9-October 28, Saturdays
NELSON FARMERS MARKET COOPERATIVE
Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative.
Fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. Live music on each Saturday. 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford.  8am-12pm.  Email: contact@nelsonfarmersmarket.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 760-6655. 
 
October 28, Saturday
OLD TRAIL FALL FESTIVAL
Old Trail Village.
Free fun fall festival. Old Trail Village Center, Crozet.  2-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ben Wilson.  Email: ben@realpropertyinc.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4408. 
 
October 28, Saturday
OPEN HOUSE & HALLOWEEN
Jefferson School City Center.
Come to celebrate Halloween and enjoy an open house at the Jefferson School. Jefferson School City Center.  12-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: admin@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8723. 
 
October 28, Saturday
PERSIMMON AND POMEGRANATE FESTIVAL
Edible Landscaping.
Music, food, plants sale and more! Leashed pets are welcome. Edible Landscaping, Afton.  Directions: 361 Spirit Ridge Lane, Afton.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@ediblelandscaping.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-9134. 
 
October 28, Saturday
STARGAZING AT POPLAR FOREST
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
One of our country's first astronomers, Thomas Jefferson considered the study of the stars one of the most important disciplines. Join Dr. Neal Sumerlin for an illuminating look at the night sky from Jefferson's secluded retreat. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  8pm.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (434) 534-8120. 
 
October 27-28, Friday-Saturday
STONY POINT RURITAN ANNUAL HAUNTED BOO HOUSE
Stony Point Ruritan Club.
Fun evening with concessions, conversations and firepit. Stony Point Ruritan Club.  Directions: 2835 Watts Passage.  6-10pm.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Crystal Buyaki.  Email: caskeens@yahoo.com. For more info call: 973-7026. 
 
October 14, 21 & 28, Saturdays
THE AUTUMN LEAF RAMBLER
Old Dominion Chapter - National Railway Historical Society.
Experience the relaxation of bygone days, traveling by train in reclining seat coaches or open-air sightseeing cars. The vintage diesel train will wind through the beautiful hills, farmland and forests of Central Virginia. Enjoy the Tom Mix Rangers reenacting a real western gunfight out of the Old West. Dillwyn.  Directions: Dillwyn Depot (Buckingham Branch Railroad office).  9:30am-1pm.  $30 adults, $18 children 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kim Young.  Email: kimyoungmarshall77@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-231-4324. 
 
October 28, Saturday
TRUNK OR TREAT
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
A fun and safe event for children and families, all children are invited to dress up and trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk. There will be hotdogs, chips, refreshments, crafts, games, bouncy house, petting zoo and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are asked to not wear masks. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  3-6pm.  $Free.  Contact: Rachel Miller.  Email: rachelmiller@cvaumc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
October 28, Saturday
VILLAGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Village School.
10am-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-4404. 
 
October 28, Saturday
VILLAGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Village School.
10am-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-4404. 
 
October 28, Saturday
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Alzheimer's Association.
Join the Alzheimer's Association in their annual walk to support Alzheimer's research. There's no fee to register, but each participant is expected to fundraise. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: 401 Mcintire Road.  8am registration; 9am walk.  All ages welcome.  Email: csimpson@alz.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-6122. 
 
September 23 & October 28, Saturdays
ZAP!: GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION
JMRL- Central Library.
Devour a graphic novel, enjoy snacks, activities and dynamic discussion. For 3rd and 4th graders with a favorite adult. Register to get a free copy of the book. Limit 10 children (one book for each pair). JMRL- Central Library.  2-3pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 

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