Look 3 Exhibit

Monday, May 18th 2015 - All Day
at Downtown Mall
108 5th St NE

The Look 3 Exhibit, Trees, is on display on the downtown mall. It’s free.

There will also be a talk about this exhibit June 18th at 7:30pm at the Paramount Theater.

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Friday’s After Five – Still FREE

Friday, May 29th 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.

Roller Derby Double Header

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Main Street Arena
230 W Main St

The Charlottesville Derby Dames’ Double Header!!!
Featuring The Belmont Bruisers and The Derby Dames All Stars!
Saturday May 30th, @ Main St Arena in Downtown Charlottesville
First Bout begins at 4:30pm, doors open at 3:30!
Advance tickets are $12 at and Blue Moon Diner, $15 at the door!
Kids are half price, and free under 6
A portion of proceeds to benefit “Women in Math and Science”

The Crozet Car Show

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Old Trail Village Center
Old Trail Drive

The Crozet Car Show is May 30th from 9am until noon at Old Trail Village in Crozet.

Vehicle registration is $20 ($25 on site)
Prizes awarded for all classes
Register online at or email
Rain date is May 31st from noon until 3pm

Brought to you by the Albemarle County Police Department and Old Trail Village. All Proceeds benefit Big C New Me. Like Us. Register on Facebook. The Crozet Car Show.


Wine and Roses Open House

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Savor the sights and scents of antique roses in peak bloom and taste local wines in the garden. Roses were among the many plants Thomas Jefferson sought and cultivated both at Monticello and his retreat home, Poplar Forest.

Peggy Cornett, Monticello’s Curator of Plants and an expert on antique roses, will tell the fascinating stories of roses in Jefferson’s gardens and will discuss our present-day efforts to collect, preserve, and cultivate historic roses at Monticello during her presentation ‘Preserving Roses of the Past.’

Monticello’s Beekeeper Paul Legrand will discuss the art and science of beekeeping, focusing on his experiences caring for the apiaries at Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland.

From 12-2pm, don’t miss Tim Rausse of Gabriele Rausse Winery as he hosts a tasting of his family’s esteemed local wines.

Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable nursery staff your gardening questions. A wide selection of historic plants, including antique roses, will be for sale.

10 AM -2 PM, Jefferson’s Tufton Farm · FREE; no registration required.

GPS Address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA
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CURED Bacon Fest 2015

CURED Bacon Festival

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Cured: Central Virginia Bacon Festival sponsored by Starr Hill Brewery and the Rock Barn. Inaugural festival focused on the love for bacon. A selection of Charlottesville’s finest locally owned restaurants will each be on site offering small plates of 2-3 bacon-themed dishes.  VIP Tickets get you in at noon for this amazing event!

Tickets go on sale April 3 at 10am OR get tickets early Wednesday, April 1 at 10am – Thursday, April 2 at 10pm. Use the password: BACON

Around the World in a Glass: Wine 101

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our winemaker, Stephen Barnard, invites you to join him in our new educational tasting series: Around the World in a Glass, Wine 101.  These monthly courses are designed to expand your palate and discover wines from regions across the world that you may otherwise never try.

Each month we will focus on a different varietal, selecting wines that are considered by many to be the best in the world.  Stephen will take you through each sample; educating you on the different regions, wine-making styles, and history of the varietals.  During the tasting, you will use your expanding knowledge to choose the vintage, region and varietal of each wine.  At the end of the night, the person who selects the most right answers will take home a bottle of one of a hand-selected wine by Stephen.
This series is designed to be both fun & educational – we hope you’ll join us in this new “edventure”!
Each course will be from 6-9pm .  Light fare to pair with the wines will be provided.  
Cost is $75/per person or $500/per person for all 9 dates.  Attendance is very limited, so call us to reserve your seats at 434-244-3341 x105.   

April 18: Sauvignon Blanc

Regions include: New Zealand, Loire Valley, South Africa, Bordeaux, and North America
May 30: Viognier
Regions include: Condrieu, South Africa, Australia, and North America 
June 13: Chardonnay & Champagne 
Regions include: Burgundy, Champagne, Italy, South Africa, South America, and North America
July 18: Pinot Noir
Regions include: Burgundy, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Italy, and North America
August 15: Syrah
Regions include: Cotê Rotiê, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hermitage, and North America
September 19: Obscure Varietals
Varietals include: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Pinotage, Zweigelt, Albariño, Petit Manseng, Tannat, Touriga, Vermentino, and Barbera
October 17: A Celebration of Virginia Wines – Best of VA
Celebrating Virginia Wine Month! Wines will include Governor’s Case winners of past and present
November 21: Bordeaux Blends
Regions include: Bordeaux, South America, South Africa, and North America
December 12: Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions include: North America, France, South Africa and South America

World Peace Talk by Paul K. Chappell

Sunday, May 31st 2015 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church
717 Rugby Road

The Blue Ridge VA Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA will feature Paul K. Chappell, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, at a free and open meeting, May 31, 205, 3:oopm, 717 Rugby Road, Unitarian Church, Charlottesville, VA, 22903.

Rural Health Initiative Program Health Education Series Classes

Monday, June 1st 2015 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
at American Legion Post74
3025 Louisa Road

All classes are FREE, start at 11am and are taught by the Rural Health Educators. Spouses and caregivers are invited to attend.

Mission: The mission of the Rural Health Initiative Program is to improve access to care and enhance quality of care for rural veterans.  The Health Education section wants to improve your access to health education and wellness information by bringing educational classes to your community at your convenience.

Why: Access to health services in rural and underserved areas creates barriers to healthcare. Less than 15,000 Veterans living in rural Virginia are currently enrolled for VA benefits and services. This initiative aims to improve access by taking services to the rural communities.

Open House on Solid Waste in Albemarle County

Thursday, June 4th 2015 - 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
at Albemarle County Office Building
1600 5th Street Extended, Room C

On Thursday, June 4, the Long Range Solid Waste Solutions Advisory Committee will be hosting an Open House on Solid Waste in Albemarle County, from 6:30 to 8:30pm in room A of the County Office Building at 5th St Ext. A short presentation on solid waste will be given at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. The community is invited to attend a presentation and provide feedback on a range of topics including recycling, special material collections and funding at stations located throughout the meeting room

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