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The Big Read with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Sunday, March 1st 2015 - 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
201 E. Market Street


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!

SMART Credit Check Free Seminar

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Your credit report contains all kinds of information used by lenders, insurance providers, employers, landlords, cell phone providers, and others to make decisions on whether or not they should do business with you.  Shouldn’t you know what’s in it? Join us to learn how to safely obtain your free credit report, how to detect and correct errors in your report that could impact your credit score, how to use your report to monitor for ID theft and what steps you should take if you are a victim. You’ll leave this session with actionable items to improve your credit score and overall financial well-being. Seating is limited. Register at or call 434-964-2001 today!

FREE pre-screening of Unfriended

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 7:30 pm
at The Paramount Theater
215 E Main St

From the producers of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, THE PURGE, and the INSIDIOUS SERIES, Universal Pictures at UVA and the Virginia Horror Society are proud to bring you UNFRIENDED, a top thriller to see for the 2015 year!

You’re invited to a completely free pre-screening of Unfriended on April 3rd, 7:30pm at the Paramount located on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.

More information:

Eggstravaganza! Easter Egg Hunt at Carter Mountain

Saturday, April 4th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Easter Egg Hunt for children 1 through 12

Saturday, April 4th 2015 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
at Bybee’s Road Baptist Church
4989 Bybees Church Road

Sunrise Service with fellowship breakfast to follow

Sunday, April 5th 2015 - 6:30 am - 11:00 am
at Bybee’s Road Baptist Church
4989 Bybees Church Road

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TASTE of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - All Day
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

3 days and 25 Vineyards….just check out all the activities.  You won’t want to miss this!!  Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 27 at 10am!  Or get your tickets early starting at 10am Wednesday, Feb. 25 through 10pm Thursday, Feb. 26…use the code word DRINK!

ConcorDance Contemporary presents “re:Frame” a Dance Concert

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 12:00 am - 7:00 pm
at Albemarle Ballet Theatre
5798 Three Notched Rd

ConcorDance contemporary (cDc), a Crozet based professional dance company prsents re:Frame, an introspective, storytelling dance concert. Seven dancers perform the work of 4 choreographers April 10th, 11th and 12th at Albemarle Ballet Theatre and The Haven.

Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, April 10th Albemarle Ballet Theatre at 7pm, 5798 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet
Saturday April 11th at The Haven at 8pm, 112 Market St., Charlottesville 10% of proceeds benefit The Haven.
Sunday, April 12th at Albemarle Ballet Theatre at 2pm, 5798 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet

Tickets: $15Adult & $10 Children, Students and Seniors.

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is Coming to Virginia!

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Piedmont Community College
501 College Drive

Wild Virginia is proud to host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival “On Tour.”  The festival spans two evenings and two venues in two cities:


Piedmont Community College

Saturday, April 11th - 7pm
Dickinson Performing Arts Center  

Charlottesville, VA

Blue Ridge Community College

Saturday, April 18th - 7pm

Plecker Auditorium

Weyers Cave, VA

We are also offering a special ticket + membership for $20.

(Ticket only for $10)

Purchase these tickets in advance at or at the door.
There will be 18 different short films, with entirely different films at each venue.


Wild and Scenic On Tour brings together a selection of films that tell a story about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love and defend them.  They open our eyes and hearts to fantastic experiences in remarkable places.  They beckon us towards action, highlight issues, and provide solutions.


Attendees can win door prizes!

A full list and links to all films can be found here 


Film content is appropriate for everyone.
For more information, visit the Wild Virginia website,



Wild Virginia is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wild forest ecosystems in Virginia’s National Forests.  

Tom Tom Founders Festival

Monday, April 13th 2015 - All Day


Tom Tom Founders Festival is week of music, art, and innovation in Charlottesville, VA, April 13-19. The Festival combines real opportunities to launch ventures with ideas, art installations, bands, and parties in one of America’s most beautiful and historic small cities. This year, Tom Tom will feature dozens of events across Charlottesville’s pedestrian mall. Anchored by the daylong Tom Tom Founders Summit headlined by Reddit, the Container Store, Maker Faire, Lockn’ Music Festival, and Chromat, the Festival will also include five free block parties, a farm-to-table restaurant week, three free pitch competitions, a mural series, and a Mid-Atlantic art fair.

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