Events

Vietnam War Veterans Welcome Home

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
at American Legion Charlottesville & Albemarle Post 74
3025 Louisa Road

We wish to invite all area Vietnam veterans for a welcome home celebration like they did not receive when they first came home. The Legion Riders will be providing food and music for Vietnam veterans and their families so come and enjoy this celebration of the sacrifices that you have made and the courage that you showed for your families and country. We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our Vietnam veterans and all those who have given a part of themselves for what they believe in.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans’ Party

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at American Legion Post 74
3025 Louisa Rd.

In honor of service and sacrifice during the Vietnam war, all Vietnam Veterans plus a guest are cordially invited to the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans’ Party. Come join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, and apple pie! The band starts at 6:00 p.m.! Please RSVP by Friday, February 20, 2015 to (434) 977-1050 (Post) or legionpost74@legionpost74.com. Space limited to the first 100 veterans and their girls. Sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post 74.

Grand Gala 2015: Viva Italia (The Senior Center Fundraiser)

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
at Boar’s Head Pavilion
200 Ednam Drive

Celebrate the culture, passion and color of Italy at the “Grand Gala 2015: Viva Italia” to benefit The Senior Center, Charlottesville’s Center for healthy aging.

Enjoy cocktails, dinner, games and dance to the swinging sounds of Big Ray & The Kool Kats.  From 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the Boar’s Head Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

For tickets and more information contact The Senior Center at seniorcenterinc.org or call 434-974-7756.

Open Mic and Jam at Gordonsville VFW

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
at Gordonsville VFW
Rt. 231 1/4 mile south of Gordonsville, VA

Vern Fischer hosts an Open Mic and Jam at the Gordonsville VFW from 7:30 – 10:30 pm Saturday February 28, 2015. All are invited to play and sing or just listen. We would like to feature acoustic music but are open to low volume electric instruments. I and a core band will be there to back up vocalists and instrumentalists. We hope to make this a reoccurring monthly event. There’s lots of room and parking in a friendly place. Refreshments will be available. A $5 donation is requested to cover expenses. Let’s make it happen in Gordonsville in 2015 !!! See you there for a fun filled musical evening.

Contact vernonfischer24@hotmail.com Phone 434-295-6360

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Field Tour

Sunday, March 1st 2015 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
at George Washington National Forest
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Field Tour Mar 1st   8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come learn about the proposed route through the George Washington National Forest.  Meet landowners near the forest who will be impacted, learn about the unique geology of this area, and see the just some of the special places threatened by the pipeline. The tour includes a short, flat 30 minute hike to stretch your legs mid-day. This outing is limited to 15 people, so please reserve your spot early.

We have planned stops along the route from Churchville to Confederate Breastworks. Come see what will happen if Dominion’s plans are realized.

Registration Link:  http://www.wildvirginia.org/recreation/?action=evregister&event_id=60

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!

First Annual Charlottesville Pet Memorial Service

Sunday, March 1st 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at The Haven
112 West Market Street

The first annual Pet Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 2-4 PM at the Haven.

The event is meant to celebrate and remember pets that have been loved and lost.  The service will include a guided meditation, selected readings and music, and of course, sharing of stories and refreshments.

Please send photos of your pet to info@sagevetservices.com, and bring a small framed photo to display.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Dr. Thorpe at info@sagevetservices.com or 434-282-5181.

Donations to benefit the Haven.

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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.

 

 

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!

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