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February 19 & 22, Monday & Thursday
FREE ADMISSION AT MOUNT VERNON
Mount Vernon.
Visit Mount Vernon for free. On Monday, partake in special wreathlaying ceremonies and listen to esteemed speakers. Watch Continental soldiers drill, fire their guns and charge at the enemy. Listen to the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps playing and enjoy character performances around the estate before sharing birthday cake with George Washington in celebration of his 286th birthday. Thursday visitors get in free, enjoy a patriotic concert and a moving ceremony honoring new citizens. Mount Vernon.  9am-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-780-2000. 
 
February 19, Monday
KIDS DAY OFF
ACAC.
Charlottesville City schools are closed. Drop off the kids for a fun morning. ACAC Adventure Central.  8am-5:30pm.  Email: erikat@acac.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-7529. 
 
February 16-19, Friday-Monday
PRESIDENTS WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN
Wintergreen Resort.
A long weekend to take advantage of great skiing, riding and tubing. Some of the best conditions are in February. Events include Wintergreen Rail Jam in the Terrain Park, great music slopeside, live entertainment at The Edge, Women's Ski Clinic and plenty of opportunities to spend time with your Valentine. Wintergreen Resort.  9am-10pm.  $Varies by activity.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
February 19, Monday
RENAISSANCE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Renaissance School.
Renaissance School, a college preparatory high school for high-ability students in the arts, sciences, and humanities, invites parents and interested students to tour the school, speak with current students and faculty, as well as attend classes. Renaissance School.  Directions: 418 East Jefferson Street.  9am-4pm.  Contact: Richelle Claiborne.  Email: rclaiborne@renaissanceschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-1952. 
 
February 20, Tuesday
CREATE-A-THON
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Come for warm drinks, snacks and an afternoon of creating. Whether it be art, writing, crafts, coding or other creations, come focus on your work and talk out your ideas with other creative types. Grades 6-12. Crozet Library.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 20, Tuesday
DISCUSSION AND MOVIE NIGHT: 42 (2013)
JMRL - Northside.
Local resident Addison Hobbs discusses his encounters with racism while playing semi-professional baseball from 1943-1957. Afterward, the movie 42 will be screened. 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson and his breaking the Major League's color barrier. Rated PG-13. Northside Library.  6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
February 21, Wednesday
A STRONG START MATTERS: READINESS BEYOND THE ALPHABET
CMoR.
Parents and caregivers are invited to a free, informative program focused on preparing their preschool-age children for kindergarten and a lifetime love of learning. Free childcare is available on a limited, first come, first serve basis. Reservations must include age of children and names. Children's Museum of Richmond, Short Pump.  Directions: 11800 W. Broad St., Richmond.  9-10:30am.  $Free and open to the public.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7070. 
 
February 21, Wednesday
GO, DOG. GO!
The Paramount Theater.
This musical romp brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman's classic book to life in a frolicking dog party. The cast of dogs invite audience participation and even enjoy a wild game of ball. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $10.75 youth, $15.75 adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 21, Wednesday
JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING
JMRL- Central Library.
Hiromi Hangai Johnson teaches the art of Japanese flower arrangement in this hands-on workshop. Participants will keep their floral arrangement. Ages 14+. Required registration begins Jan. 31. Central Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  Email: erapp@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
February 21, Wednesday
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE II: BATTLE OF THE DAD BANDS
Fry's Spring Beach Club / Charlottesville Families in Action.
Bring your kids for some sweet kid-friendly tunes and to support a great cause. International Neighbors and Fry's Spring Beach Club want to send the children of refugee families to summer camp for the second year in a row. Enjoy food from Sticks, beer, wine and dessert. Fry's Spring Beach Club.  5-7pm.  $40 per family, $10 per person suggested donations.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-4181. 
 
February 21, Wednesday
THREE NOTCH'D BEER & CHEESE PAIRING
Tilman's / Three Notch'd Brewery.
Enjoy an evening of beer and cheese pairings. Sample five styles of craft beer from Three Notch’d Brewing Company. Jon Wyche will walk you through some of his favorite beers, and there will be the perfect cheese to match. Tilman's Cheese & Wine Bar.  6:30-8pm.  $30.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 21, Wednesday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. GEORGIA TECH
University of Virginia Athletics.
Come cheer our 'Hoos at home against Georgia Tech. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-542-8821. 
 
February 21, Wednesday
VIRGINIA WORKFORCE JOB FAIR
JMRL - Northside.
Sit down 1-on-1 with more than 15 representatives from a variety of local employers. Prior to the fair, come to a valuable workshop on job interviewing techniques. Ages 16+. Northside Library.  2-5pm, 1pm workshop.  $Free.  Email: info@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
February 22, Thursday
CENTRAL FILM SERIES: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016)
JMRL- Central Library.
Central Library.  7pm .  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
February 22, Thursday
CHARITY FASHION & TRUNK SHOW
Verdigris Clothier / The Women's Initiative.
The Women's Initiative is having a charity trunk show. Enjoy live music, refreshments, a raffle and silent auction. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Women's Initiative. Verdigris Clothier.  7-9pm.  $25 recommended ticket donation.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 22, Thursday
CONVERSATIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY: SOCIAL MEDIA IN A TEENAGER'S WORLD
Henley Middle School / Western Albemarle High School.
Families are invited for a discussion about the influence and impact of social media in our students’ lives. The purpose of the event is to have an open dialogue with community members about these issues with a panel of guests to lead the discussion. Panelists include: Dr. Beth Costa, Principal of Henley Middle School; Mr. Darah Bonham, Principal of Western Albemarle High School; Detective Mike Wells, Albemarle County Police Department; Mrs. Lori Wood, Region Ten; Jamie Foreman, ACPS Director of Learning Technologies, and students. Western Albemarle High School.  6:30-8pm. 
 
February 20 & 22, Tuesday & Thursday
CURATORIAL TOUR: 1820S AMERICAN FARM EXHIBIT
Frontier Culture Museum.
Join several members of the Museum's staff for a behind-the-scenes tour and discussion of the Museum's 1820's American Farm exhibit. The tour will begin at the Exhibit. Please plan to arrive at the Museum at least 15 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled start time Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  1:30pm.  $Pay-what-you-will.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
February 22, Thursday
GIFTED CHILDREN ARE NORMAL, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT AVERAGE
Albemarle County Public Schools.
Parents and teachers are invited to a lecture by Erin Morris Miller, PhD, concerning gifted children. Childcare will be provided. Agnor-Hurt Elementary School Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 22, Thursday
MERLEFEST ON THE ROAD IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.
MerleFest on the Road is an ensemble show with a rotating cast of past and present MerleFest artists selected to represent the festival's mission of celebrating "traditional plus music." Featuring the Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement and Andy May. The Southern Cafe & Music Hall.  8pm, doors open at 6pm.  $18 in advance, $20 on day of show.  Email: information@thesoutherncville.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-5590. 
 
February 22, Thursday
TEEN COOKIE WARS
JMRL - Central Library.
In this cookie decorating contest, teens have 30 minutes to decorate their cookies based on a theme. Winner of each of the three categories goes home with a prize. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  7-8:30pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151 ext. 4. 
 
February 23, Friday
AFRO-FUSION: APPALACHIA AND MALAWI
The Front Porch.
Come out for a special performance featuring a musical collaboration between artists Andrew Finn (Asheville, NC) and Peter Mawanga (Malawi) who tour blending the traditional sounds of their native continents in exciting original music. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $15 advance, $18 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-7062. 
 
February 23, Friday
DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY AND MINNIE'S DOORWAY TO MAGIC
John Paul Jones Arena.
Mickey, Minnie and 25 of your favorite Disney stars will surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob at Mickey and Minnies Doorway to Magic. John Paul Jones Arena.  4pm & 7pm.  $20-$45.  All ages welcome.  Contact: JPJ Marketing.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link. 
 
February 23, Friday
PLAY! WITH YOUR FOOD: TWEET LIKE A BIRD, EAT LIKE A BIRD
Full Circle.
Join the pediatric specialists from Full Circle for a fun afternoon. Make bird feeders as well as your own trail mix to take home. There will be a storytime paired with yoga and movement activities and then some free play to explore food-related materials with your five senses. Designed for children 3+. Younger siblings are welcome with your direct supervision. Dot to Dot: Pediatric Speech Language Therapy LLC.  Directions: 2300 Commonwealth Drive.  3:30-5:30pm.  $$10 suggested donation per child.  Recommended for ages 3 to 10.  Special Needs Accommodation: children with special needs are welcome  Contact: Sheila Chrobak.  Email: info@fullcirclechild.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 4342606450. 
 
February 24, Saturday
7TH ANNUAL MAD ANTHONY MUD RUN
Run the Valley.
The first six years have brought temperatures ranging from 9 degrees to 60 degrees. Are you ready for the challenge Mother Nature throws at you? Coyner Springs Park, Waynesboro.  9am.  $40-60.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 24, Saturday
CAROMONT FARM OPEN HOUSE & SNUGGLE SESSION
Caromont Farm.
Come for a "Snuggle Session" and Open House with a pop-up shop selling cheese and cheese-centric bites and Caromont swag. Take tours of the farm, meet representatives from other awesome local businesses, and of course, see baby goats. Please reserve slots for all of those in your party and try to carpool if possible. This is a casual day. Come anytime between 11am and 4pm and stay as long or as little as you would like. Caromont Farm.  11am-4pm.  $10, kids under 4 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-831-1393. 
 
February 24, Saturday
DONUTS WITH DAD
JMRL- Central Library.
A delicious read-aloud time designed especially for dads to share with their little dumplins. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served along with storytime fun. For dads, granddads, uncles or buddies with children ages 2-5. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
February 24, Saturday
FAMILY ZUMBA WORKOUT
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Jennifer Woman leads a family-friendly class for all ages to get your body moving and your heart pumping. Crozet Library.  2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 24, Saturday
FROSTBITE FUN 5K
Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.
This race is a fundraiser for the MCHS Forensics program. It is a multi-terrain event using the MCHS Cross Country course. Runners and Walkers of all levels welcome!. Trophies will be awarded to First Place male and female. Medals will be given to age group winners. Pets are welcome but they must be on a leash. Hoover Ridge Park.  Directions: 158 Primary School Dr., Madison.  9-10:45am.  $20, $25 after Feb. 15.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 24, Saturday
IT'S CHILI IN FEBRUARY
First Colony Winery.
Enjoy a piping hot bowl of chili or soup (vegetarian options available) with all the fixin's, rolls, cookies, and First Colony wines. Live music from 1:00-4:00pm. First Colony Winery.  12-5pm.  $Varies.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1705. 
 
February 24, Saturday
JAZZ-MA-TAZZ STORYTIME
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
The Saturday Drop-In Storytime gets jazzy. Move and groove to some jazz and blues in story and song. Then stick around and make some jazz-inspired art. Grownups should be sure to take a look at the library's special Jazz CD Collection as well. Gordon Avenue Library.  11am-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
February 24, Saturday
KIDS NIGHT OUT
ACAC.
Parents drop the kids off for a fun night. ACAC Adventure Central.  6-8:30pm.  Email: erikat@acac.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-7529. 
 
February 24, Saturday
LUKE BRYAN CONCERT
John Paul Jones Arena.
Luke Bryan will be making a stop at John Paul Jones Arena on his What Makes You Country Tour. He will be joined by special guest Kip Moore and The Cadillac Three. John Paul Jones Arena.  7pm.  $53.75-$93.00.  All ages welcome.  Contact: John Paul Jones Arena.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (434) 243-4960. 
 
February 23-24, Friday-Saturday
MONSTER JAM
Richmond Coliseum / Compassion International.
Enjoy this adrenaline-charged family event. World-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies and more action. Richmond Coliseum, Richmond.  7pm Friday-Saturday, 1pm Saturday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-745-3000. 
 
February 24, Saturday
PAPER MARBLING WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC AND SUMINAGASHI
Virginia Arts of the Book Center.
Participants in this 1-day workshop will learn two methods of paper marbling, one with acrylic and watercolor pigment manipulated on a thick size, the other a Japanese technique of floating inks on water. Students will learn the basics of materials and techniques so that they can recreate the set-up at home, and spend the majority of the day making their own marbled papers. Materials provided. Virginia Arts of the Book Center.  Directions: "Beneath the Art Box".  10am-4pm.  $150 non-members, $125 members.  Email: lindseymears@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3296. 
 
February 24, Saturday
SATURDAY SPECIAL TOUR: FEMININE LIKENESS
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Take an informal tour on the exhibition Feminine Likeness. This exhibition showcases portraits of women by American artists from the collection of The Fralin Museum of Art. Spanning the period from the early Republic through the 1950s, the show includes a diverse selection of paintings by prominent portrait painters The Fralin Museum of Art.  2-3pm.  $Free.  Contact: Rhonda Deck.  Email: rhondadeck@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-906-1022. 
 
February 24, Saturday
SPRING BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS
Michael's Arts & Crafts.
They craft, you shop. Kids 3 and up will make Spring birds while kids in the 6 and up group will make Spring butterflies. Limit 10 to each group. Michael's Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2 ages 3-8 group, $5 ages 6 and up group.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-1072. 
 
February 24, Saturday
STABLE CRAFT BREWING BEER DINNER AT WINTERGREEN
Wintergreen Resort Park.
Enjoy a five-course dinner by Executive Chef Chris Jones paired with beers from Stable Craft Brewing. Checkerberry Cabin at Wintergreen Resort Park.  5-6pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
February 24, Saturday
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount will be serving White Russians in addition to usual concessions in honor of The Dude. And don't forget to don your best bowling shirt or other Big Lebowski paraphernalia for the pre-show costume contest. The Paramount Theater.  9-11pm.  $7 adults.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 24, Saturday
TRAVEL ABROAD 101 AT PEACE FROGS TRAVEL/OUTFITTERS
Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters.
Learn best practices for packing, safety, and general things you should know while travelling abroad (think electronics, communication, compression socks). In 30 minutes hear the top tips for electricity, security, RSVP by calling or email. 1043 Millmont St.  11:30am.  $Free.  Contact: Retail @ PFTO.  Email: events@peacefrogstravel.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-377-1415. 
 
February 24, Saturday
WINTERSONGS: A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR S.H.E.
Created as a means to support and empower female student vocalists and as a response to violence against women in our community, Wintersongs will feature students from Albemarle High School, Charlottesville High School, Monticello High School, William Monroe High School, Orange County High School, Charlottesville Day School, Burley Middle School, Jouett Middle School, Walton Middle School, Henley Middle School and Sutherland Middle School. Monticello High School.  5-7pm.  $Free, accepting tax-deductible donations. 
 
February 24, Saturday
WONDER WOMAN MOVIE MATINEE
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
Free popcorn and drinks to enjoy. Rated PG-13. Gordon Avenue Library.  2-4:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
February 23-25, Friday-Sunday
BROADWAY IN RICHMOND PRESENTS: CABARET
Altria Theater.
Based on the Tony Award®-winning production from Roundabout Theatre Company, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's CABARET comes to the Richmond. Altria Theater, Richmond.  8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Saturday, 1pm Sunday.  $33-$73.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-514-3849. 
 
February 24-25, Saturday-Sunday
JEFFERSON CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: THE '70S: A ROCK AND ROLL EXPLOSION
Jefferson Choral Society.
A concert by the Jefferson Choral Society featuring music from the 1970s. Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.  7:30pm Saturday, 4pm Sunday.  $20 adult, $10 students, free age 11 and under.  Email: jeffersonchoral@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-528-5700. 
 
February 25, Sunday
LAURA CORTESE AND THE DANCE CARDS
The Front Porch.
Laura Cortese has had stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader with the Dance Cards. The Front Porch.  7:30-10pm.  $12 advance, $15 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-806-7062. 
 
February 25, Sunday
LIBRARY SERIES: ACOUSTIC TINY CONCERT WITH GALLATIN CANYON
Blenheim Vineyards.
Gallatin Canyon plays an acoustic show inside the historic library building at Blenheim. Space is limited. Blenheim Vineyards.  3-5pm.  $15, $12 wine club.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-5366. 
 
February 25, Sunday
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
The Paramount Theater.
The twentieth-century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in the West End of London in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, the Benedict Andrews revival stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney. The Paramount Theater.  7-10pm.  $14.50 adult, $10.50 student, $12.50 senior.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
February 11-25, Sundays
RESPECTFUL PARENT-CHILD CLASSES
Our Neighborhood.
In these play-based parent-child classes, children will be invited to play as parents observe and learn through the facilitation of the Our Neighborhood team. Classes will provide in-the-moment coaching for parents to learn the skills presented in the workshops offered. Each session will have a focus but the primary goal will be to answer your questions and model working-with techniques so you can deepen your skills. Adults and children will be in the classroom together. ​ Our Neighborhood Child Development Center.  3:30-5pm.  $50.  Contact: Jennifer Slack.  Email: director@ourneighborhoodcdc.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-8639. 
 
February 2-25
SONGS FROM THE SOUL
Virginia Repertory Theatre.
This toe-tapping musical examines the evolution of African American music - from spirituals to jazz to rap - and the essential role this music has played in American life. Part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. Suggested for ages 7 and up. The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, Richmond.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-282-2620. 
 
February 25, Sunday
SUPER MAGICAL BALL
ACAC.
Superheroes and Princesses are invited to the SUPER MAGICAL Ball where of all ages children will enjoy dancing, light refreshments, crafting, and visits from real Superheroes and Princesses. Attendees are encouraged to dress up. This event is for the entire family. ACAC Adventure Central.  3-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: erikat@acac.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 22-25, Thursday-Sunday
THEATRE CHS PRESENTS: "SOUTH PACIFIC"
Theatre CHS.
Charlottesville High School MLK Performing Arts Center.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7:30pm.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2725. 
 
February 25, Sunday
UVA CHILD DEVELOPMENT LITTLE PLANETS PLAYROOM
Little Planets / UVA Child Development Labs.
Children will be invited to be Face Detectives and help decide which emotional expressions belong on a doll's face based on short stories about the doll's experiences. Children and families will learn that emotional expressions are easier to interpret when there is contextual information about an emotional situation rather than only facial cues. Little Planets at IX Art Park.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  Contact: Ewa Harr.  Email: info@ourlittleplanets.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-209-4714. 
 
February 26, Monday
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: I'M NOT RACIST ... AM I? [NR] (2014)
JMRL- Crozet Library.
A documentary followed by a discussion. Crozet Library.  6pm, discussion to follow.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 23-26, Friday-Monday
OKLAHOMA!
The Miller School.
A love triangle parallels a rivalry between cowboys and farmers in a small town in the West. The Miller School.  Directions: Theater in Old Main.  Varies.  For details, please click this link. 
 
February 27, Tuesday
IHOP'S NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
IHOP.
All day long, IHOP will serve guests a free small stack of buttermilk pancakes in hopes that they will help in raising the $5 million goal to help local children's hospitals and health organizations. IHOP.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-964-0830. 
 
February 27, Tuesday
NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
North Branch School.
Come to an open house for this activities-based learning school for preschool through Grade 8 with small class sizes and outdoor time every day. Inclement weather day is March 6. North Branch School, Afton.  9:30-11:30am & 5:30-7:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8450. 
 
February 27, Tuesday
R.A.D. (READ AND DISCUSS) TEEN BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Crozet Library.
The Crozet Library leads a diverse range of book clubs for teens. Discussing the dramatic high fantasy, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 27, Tuesday
VOLCANIC VENTURING
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
An erupting good time as you create your own volcano and then watch as the acid-base reaction between baking soda and vinegar simulates lava flow and volcanic eruption. Ages 8-12. Required registration begins Jan. 23. Gordon Avenue Library.  3:30-4:30pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
February 7-28, Wednesdays
CHARLOTTESVILLE OPEN BIO LABS: OUR WORLD AND OTHERS
Charlottesville Open Bio Labs.
Teens and adults are invited to come learn more about the Earth and the cosmos. Grades 8+. Charlottesville Open Bio Labs.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-878-2355. 
 
January 16-February 28
HALF-PRICE ADMISSION DAYS AT LEWIS GINTER
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
There is plenty to see at the Garden in January and February. The warm and cozy Conservatory beckons with aromatic orchids, blooming cactus, birds-of-paradise and other tropical flowers. Did you know that there are over 200 orchids at Lewis Ginter and winter is one of the best times to see them flowering? Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  $6 adults, $4 children.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Daily in February
HEMINGS FAMILY TOUR AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
The Hemings Family Tour is a one-hour-and-45-minute small-group interactive tour exploring both the Main House and Mulberry Row through the stories of seven members of the largest enslaved family at Monticello. Explore related narratives of struggle, survival and family bonds across more than three generations. Monticello.  1:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
February 28, Wednesday
LORAX TRUFFULA TREE BUILDING
JMRL- Central Library.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by engineering your own truffle trees. Ages 6+. Central Library.  4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
February 28, Wednesday
MORE FASCINATING THAN FICTION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Come listen to some incredible stories from history and today, enjoy a snack and chat about the books you've been reading. Ages 5-9. Requested registration. Crozet Library.  3:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 28, Wednesday
PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT: OF MICE AND MEN (1992)
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Monthly screening of a popular film adaptation of a book. Light refreshments served. Gordon Avenue Library.  7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
February 7-28, Wednesdays
SCIENCE MONSTERS! AT OPEN BIO LABS
Open Bio Labs.
Science Monsters unite to build machines, blow things up, and start to become masters of their universes! This weekly club is a place for your little ones to get their hands dirty and to let their curiosity carry them into new nooks and corners of their neurons. Charlottesville Open Bio Labs.  3:30-5pm.  $100.  Email: terrasi@openbiolabs.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-878-2355. 
 
Daily in February
SLAVERY AT MONTICELLO TOURS
Monticello.
Guided outdoor tours focus on the experience of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the Monticello plantation. 12pm & 2pm.  $Included with admission.  Email: info@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9822. 
 
Wednesdays in February
TODDLER TIME AT MAYMONT: HAPPY HEARTS
Maymont.
Share the love with furry, feathered and finned friends in February. Each session in this four-week program includes free play in the Discovery Room, a craft and a visit with a new animal friend each week. Maymont Nature Center.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  10-11am.  $36 per child/parent pair, $29 members for all sessions.  Recommended for ages 1 to 4.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7168. 
 
January 17-February 28, Wednesdays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER WINTER 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: 705 West Rio Rd.  10:15am & 11:15am .  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
January 10-February 28, Wednesdays
WEE ONES WINTER SESSION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
A special time for babies and caregivers to read, sing, move, and play. No siblings, please, this is a special one-on-one time. Each baby will need the full attention of his or her caregiver. Ages 12-23 months. Winter registration begins December 20 at 9am. Birthday must fall between January 11, 2016 and January 10, 2017. Crozet Library.  10:30-11am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
January 11-March 1, Thursdays
ALPHABET SOUP WINTER SESSION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Designed to help grow our next generation of readers, Alphabet Soup is a fun half-hour of stories, songs, dancing and more. This group is 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. Winter registration begins December 18 at 1pm. Crozet Library.  10:30am.  Recommended for ages 3 to 5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
February 27 & March 1, Tuesday & Thursday
CURATORIAL TOUR: 1850S AMERICAN FARM EXHIBIT
Frontier Culture Museum.
Join several members of the Museum's staff for a behind-the-scenes tour and discussion of the Museum's 1850's American Farm exhibit. The tour will begin at the Exhibit. Please plan to arrive at the Museum at least 15 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled start time. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  1:30pm Tuesday & 11:30am Thursday.  $Pay-what-you-will.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
January 18-March 1, Thursdays
PRESCHOOL PALS WINTER SESSION
JMRL- Northside Library.
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays designed for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds who are ready to enjoy independent learning. Northside Library.  10:15am & 11:15am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
January 24-March 1, Wednesdays or Thursdays
ROMP & STOMP
JMRL- Central Library.
Play with your preschooler in this lively early literacy class of music, stories, drama, movement, art play and more. For 2-5 year olds with a favorite caregiver. Register for either Wednesday or Thursday session. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
March 1, Thursday
SOCA SEMI-ANNUAL EQUIPMENT SALE & EXCHANGE
SOCA.
The SOCA Equipment Sale & Exchange is a great way to obtain used gear at unbeatable prices. Turn in used equipment and get a further discount. Recycle usable shoes, balls, shin guards, etc. All Exchange items must be clean and in good condition. South Fork Soccer Park.  Directions: 1685 Polo Grounds Road, Charlottesville.  Email: soca@socaspot.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-975-5025. 
 
January 11-March 1, Thursdays
TALES FOR TWOS WINTER SESSION
JMRL - Crozet Library.
A fun half-hour that promotes verbal, motor and social skills through the use of stories, songs, rhymes and more. For 2 year olds and young 3 year olds and an accompanying adult. Winter registration begins at 1pm December 18. Crozet Library.  9:30am.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
March 1-30
TICKET SALES FOR PUBLIC NIGHT AT FAN MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORY
UVA Astronomy Department.
Twice yearly, in April and October, the public has an opportunity to observe stars and planets through powerful telescopes at Fan Mountain, weather permitting. Tickets are free but required. Starting March 1, to obtain tickets (up to six), send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the number of tickets you are requesting to Fan Mountain Public Night, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904.) Fan Mountain Observing Station.  Directions: 13 miles south of Charlottesville on Route 29.  $ Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-7494. 
 
March 1, Thursday
UVA MEN'S BASKETBALL LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN
The Paramount Theater.
Watch the UVA Men's basketball team take on Louisville live on the big screen. Tickets are free but online registration is encouraged. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 

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