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The Big Read with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library


The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. JMRL has received a grant from the NEA to provide a BIG READ throughout central Virginia during March 2015.

The Big Read provides citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community. JMRL invites all book lovers in Central Virginia to participate in this exciting program that will be held throughout March 2015. Read and discuss The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and participate in programs.…learn more and see the schedule of events and locations!

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Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Charlottesville. Called “In a word, DIVINE!” by the Associated Press, SISTER ACT opens at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday, March 5 for a limited engagement!  Special discount – Get your tickets now using the codeword CHORUS and receive a discount on your tickets! 

WAHS presents Beauty and the Beast

WAHS presents Beauty and the Beast. Friday& Sat at 7:30 and Sun at 2.

Purchase tickets online at or in the school office.



Sheridan’s Raid Civil War Commemoration

The Civil War is coming to Scottsville – March 6-8, 2015. And you’re invited.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Union troops under General Philip Sheridan descended on Scottsville to wreck Confederate supply lines, burning buildings and canal boats, looting food and animals, and destroying the James River and Kanawha Canal.

On the weekend of March 6-8, the Scottsville Museum invites you to walk our streets to see stories of the Civil War in rural Albemarle County. All Sheridan’s Raid events are free. For more information, see the Scottsville Museum’s event website —

Highlights include:

Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7 – 9am to 5pm – HistoryMobile: A traveling museum of the Civil War in Virginia.

Saturday, March 7 – 11:00am – Union Cavalry Reenactors Parade, featuring the 2nd U.S. Cavalry.

Sunday, March 8 – 3 – 5pm – Talks by historians on the African-American Experience during the Civil War and the role of the James River and Kanawha Canal.

OLLI Special Lecture: The United Nations at Seventy

Please begin airing upon receipt and continue through March 6, 2015. Blue Ridge Chapter VA of UNA-USA is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization. Thank you.

Special OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVa) presentation: Dr. John M. Owen IV will address the Blue Ridge Chapter VA of the United Nations Association of the USA on March 15, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Meadows Presbyterian Church, 2200 Angus Road, Charlottesville, 22901. His topic is The United Nations at Seventy—Vision and Challenges. The event is free and all are welcome. Registration is required. Please contact OLLI at or call (434)923-3600. Additional contact: Susan Roberts at or call (434)409-0264. Web site:


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