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Big Read 2015 ~ 620x400 DL

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!

Sister Act ~ 620x400 DL

Sister Act at JPJ – Special Discount Offer!

Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Rd

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

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Western Albemarle High School
5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike

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

Purchase tickets online at https://www.ticketriver.com/event/14338 or in the school office.

 

 

Sheridan’s Raid Civil War Commemoration

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Scottsville Museum
290 East Main Street

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 — sheridansraid.org.

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

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at Meadows Presbyterian Church
2200 Angus Road

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 olliuva@virginia.edu or call (434)923-3600. Additional contact: Susan Roberts at sgwroberts@gmail.com or call (434)409-0264. Web site: http://www.una-brc.avenue.org

Sheridan’s Raid Civil War Commemoration

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Scottsville Museum
290 East Main Street

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 — sheridansraid.org.

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.

We Are The Line

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 6:00 pm
at Free Speech Wall
605 East Main Street

We Are The Line is a candlelight vigil, held annually on the Saturday prior to International Women’s Day, to raise awareness about women’s rights abuses worldwide. The event will begin at six and is taking place at the Free Speech Wall downtown. This year our theme is bringing back/reinventing feminism. We will have several local speakers, including some from area high schools and other members of our community, along with some musical performances featuring the “No Fella A-capella” group from Albemarle High School. There will also be several petitions available to sign with the goal of ending various women’s rights abuses.

        The event’s name originates from the line of candles we will light. The candles symbolize “drawing the line” i.e. we are trying to end violence and abuses towards women. On that same note, our slogan is “standing together to end abuse towards women”.
       Come join us for an evening of speeches, music, and social action!

Sheridan’s Raid Civil War Commemoration

Sunday, March 8th 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Scottsville Museum
290 East Main Street

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 — sheridansraid.org.

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.

7th Annual Bison Bluegrass Festival

Sunday, March 8th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Buffalo Gap High School
1800 Buffalo Gap Highway

7th Annual Bison Bluegrass Festival

Buffalo Gap High School

Swoope, VA

Featuring:  Grassy Ridge, Last Minute Band, FlattBroke, and High Ground

Sunday, March 8, 2015

2:00-6:00 p.m.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets $5.00;  Children under 5 free

All proceeds to benefit the Music Program at Buffalo Gap High School

Concessions available:  Pork BBQ, Beef Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Baked Goods

Find us on Facebook:  7th Annual Bison Bluegrass Festival
For more info. Contact:  Sara Urry, Director of Music @ 540-337-6021

The Threat to Pollinators: What Farmers and Gardeners Can Do

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Stonefire Station
5361 Spotswood Trail

The Threat to Pollinators: What Farmers and Gardeners Can Do
Free public conservation lecture sponsored by the Dolley Madison Garden Club
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (2pm – 3pm)
Stonefire Station, 5361 Spotswood Trail, Barboursville, VA 22923
Can you imagine life without tomatoes, corn or roses? Bats, hummingbirds, ants, beetles, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies and even lizards are “busy as bees” each spring and summer pollinating fruits, vegetables, flowers. In fact, more than 100,000 invertebrate species as well as 1,035 species of vertebrates, including birds, mammals, and reptiles, all help pollinate the plants we depend on. Join the Dolley Madison Garden Club for this free public lecture to learn how you can protect these essential members of our ecosystem.

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