VA Film Fest for DL 2014

27th Annual Virginia Film Festival

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Main Street Arena
230 West Main Street

Tickets go on-sale October 10!

The Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia has been celebrating the magic of the movies and inspiring audiences for over 25 years. Every autumn, the Festival showcases celebrated new features and documentaries, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from right here in Virginia. The Festival brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and leading cultural experts who lead discussions that stimulate, educate, and engage. Today, the Festival stands as one of Virginia’s most important cultural landmarks, and one of the most respected regional destination film festivals in the United States.

Virginia Film Festival to return to Charlottesville November 6-9 with more than 100 films and stellar lineup of special guests including Hal Holbrook, Jenna Elfman, Barry Levinson, Frank Langella, Richard Roundtree, Katie Couric, Patrick Wilson, and Jasmine Guy

2014 Festival To Open with World Premiere of Virginia-Themed and Made Big Stone Gap And Feature Live Performance of Legendary Actor Hal Holbrook’s Enduring One-Man Show Mark Twain Tonight!

Wide-Ranging Program To Include Top Festival Circuit Titles Wild, Foxcatcher,The Imitation Game, and Mr. Turner – Plus Dynamic New Discoveries, Powerful Documentaries, Timeless Classics

Bake Sale Benefit for Toys for Tots

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

There will be a bake sale on November 8th, beginning at 8am at Kmart in Waynesboro. Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods should contact Amy Smith at 540-294-8697.

Walk With A Doc

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Downtown Mall

Starts with a five minute talk on a medical topic and then a 30 minute walk in the Downtown area accompanied by a Medical Doctor to encourage healthy exercise for individuals and families. No charge. Sponsored by the Albemarle County Medical Society.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - All Day
at Gordon Ave. Library
1500 Gordon Ave.

Jump-start your holiday shopping at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale!  Books, CDs, videos, DVDs, LPs, puzzles and games for sale at great prices. All genres and categories represented. A significant number of “Valuable and Attractive” books will also be on sale. Proceeds benefit our public library system, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.

Call (434) 977-8467 or email for more information. You can also visit the Friends on the Internet at

Pancake Breakfasts!

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Chiles Orchard
1351 Greenwood Road

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Join us on the second weekend of each month for breakfast with family and friends at the Orchard! Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with a seasonal fruit topping plus a side of sausage and coffee/milk/oj.



$6.99 per person ages 12+, $3.99 per person under 12

Chocolate Festival

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Rockfish Valley Community Center
190 Rockfish School Lane

The Chocolate Festival, Saturday, Nov. 8,from 2-7 PM at Rockfish Valley Community Center is sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of Nelson County. Admission is $5/person, families of four or more get in for $20.

Activities include The Wells Fargo Chocolate Fountain, a 2-hour truffle making workshop, cupcake decorating, a puppet show, candy making area, face-painting area, a Silent Auction, craftspeople and artist booths, and music by Gene and Gayle Mills. The
Festival closes with Laughter Yoga.

Rockfish Valley Community Center is located at Rt. 151 and Rockfish School Road in Nelson County. Call 434.263.6447 for festival information.


Baby Basics Moms Club

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
at Trinity Episcopal Church
1042 Preston Avenue

Do you have questions about your pregnancy? Come and meet other moms-to-be, enjoy snacks, and get free giveaways at Baby Basics Moms Club. The group covers everything you can expect when your’re expecting. UVA Children’s Hospital and Women’s service host a meeting at Trinity Episcopal on Preston Avenue: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 9:30-11:00 AM and 2nd & 4th Mondays, 5:30-7:00 PM.

VIA Adult Services Academy Open Houses

Thursday, November 13th 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at VIA Adult Services Academy
3500 Remson Court

The Virginia Institute of Autism’s Adult Services Academy provides education, employment and social opportunities for adults with autism spectrum disorder.

The Academy is bridging the “autism cliff” for adults 22 years and up.

Join us for an Open House to explore our facility and meet our Director of Adult Services, Matthew Osborne.

Open Houses will run at 10am & 5pm on the second Thursday of every month.

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TEDx Charlottesville

Friday, November 14th 2014 - All Day
at The Paramount Theater
215 E Main St.

On Friday, November 14th,TEDxCharlottesville and Starr Hill Presents, will host the TEDx event, “RefleXions” at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, VA. Following the success of last year’s inaugural sold out event, the all-volunteer committee is committed to re-inspire the community with a dynamic program.
The conference will include a wide array of speakers and performers, including these initial
speakers, with more to be announced throughout the summer. TEDxCharlottesville committee member Chris Farina says this year’s speakers are “from all walks of life, representing the fields of design, technology, environmental studies, community empowerment, and the arts, among others; each an individual whose work is dedicated to making our world a better one, and each who has an “idea” and a story worth sharing.”

This event sells out and fast! A limited amount of tickets will be available with an early bird special starting 10am on Thursday, July 9 and will be priced $10 below regular ticket prices!  Regular ticket go on sale Friday, July 11 at 10am!  

Walk With A Doc

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Downtown Mall

Starts with a five minute talk on a medical topic and then a 30 minute walk in the Downtown area accompanied by a Medical Doctor to encourage healthy exercise for individuals and families. No charge. Sponsored by the Albemarle County Medical Society.

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