Events

James Monroe’s 257th Birthday

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Ash Lawn-Highland
2050 James Monroe Parkway

What have you learned about James Monroe lately? Join us during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28th to celebrate the 257th anniversary of James Monroe’s birth. Colonel Monroe himself will be on grounds to speak with visitors, answer questions, and accept birthday wishes.

Revised in 2013, the house tour at Ash Lawn-Highland emphasizes Monroe’s many and varied contributions to our nation’s early history through more than 50 years of public service and more elected public offices than any other president before or after him.

Residents of Charlottesville and the following counties receive the local rate of $8: Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Orange, and Rockingham.

Public service volunteer programs for Safety and Emergency response

Thursday, April 30th 2015 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
at Blue Ridge Cafe
8315 Seminole Trail

Daytime Poetry Workshop

Thursday, April 30th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

Instructor: Amie Whittemore
Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members
8 Thursdays, April 23 -June 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.

Poets at all levels are encouraged to take this workshop focused on improving your work through reading, writing, and the discussion of poems and poetic craft. Because reading other poems is one of the most useful and pleasurable ways to expand your poetic vocabulary, we’ll use Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition to structure our discussions. Students will workshop their poems in class and have the opportunity to meet individually with the instructor to discuss their work.

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Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, May 1st 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

Piedmont Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale and Help Desk

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at IX Complex
First St. and Elliot Ave.

Get ready for spring with a Horticultural Event Designed for the whole family.  The Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards offer their Annual Spring Plant Sale and Help Desk with a  huge selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, native plants, and houseplants ALL GROWN by the Piedmont Master Gardeners!  The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be on hand with a wonderful selection of young trees and advice  on how to make them thrive.  FUN FREE activities for kids!  FREE admission.  For more info contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension Albemarle office at 434-872-4580 or visit http://piedmontmastergardeners.org/events-page/  Piedmont Master Gardeners is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.

Seminar: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Aliens and Their Societies

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

Instructor: Edward M. Lerner
Cost: $90.00 Members | $100.00 Non-Members
Saturday, May 02, 2015 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.

Want your aliens to seem alien? Your elves, orcs, and zombies to stand out from the rest? In this advanced science fiction and fantasy seminar, we’ll look at physically believable “others” and how they fit their environment, behavior (alien drives and psychology), culture (drawing upon the wealth of human history), and language and communications. As our final group exercise, we’ll tackle a group-selected cultural issue, such as religion, warfare, gender roles, or the alien city.

Divine Women of Destiny Walk-A-Thon

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
at Riverview Park
end of Chesapeake Street

Registration is $15. Please register in advance at www.divinewomenofdestiny.com. Come and help us raise money for local and international ministry while you walk and stay fit!

50th Anniversay of The Friends of Jefferson Madison Library

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Lee Park/Central Library
Main Street

On May 2, The Friends of Jefferson Madison Regional Library (JMRL) will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary in Lee Park, 2-5 in the afternoon. There will be activities for kids, adults and teens, Pie Guy and Mouth Wide Open and ice cream food trucks. Uncle Henry’s Band and students from the Music Resource Center will entertain and Peter Jones of “Tell Us a Tale” will tell stories. Some Local notables will also be there to read their favorite children’s stories. Face painting and the balloon man also. There will be representative of organization concerned with reading and literacy .

There will be an auction of books of local interest, which will not have appeared in our sale. The auction will be from 2-4 in the Library. The list of books will appear on our webpage after the book sale.

Daytime Poetry Workshop

Thursday, May 7th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
at WriterHouse
508 Dale Avenue

Instructor: Amie Whittemore
Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members
8 Thursdays, April 23 -June 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.

Poets at all levels are encouraged to take this workshop focused on improving your work through reading, writing, and the discussion of poems and poetic craft. Because reading other poems is one of the most useful and pleasurable ways to expand your poetic vocabulary, we’ll use Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition to structure our discussions. Students will workshop their poems in class and have the opportunity to meet individually with the instructor to discuss their work.

FAF for WP 2013 ~1240x800 copy

Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, May 8th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

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