Events

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.

Huge Yard Sale Fundraiser for Women’s Education

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Garage Sale
810 Park Street

810 Park St (Next to bypass)
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Rockingham County Administration Center Parking Lot
20 East Gay Street

Master Gardeners Plant Sale on May 9, 2015, Saturday from 9 1m to 1 pm at

The Rockingham County Adminstration Center Parking Lot, 20 East Gay Street,  Harrisonburg, VA  22801

Home grown perennials, Ornamental grasses, ferns and shrubs

Deer Resistant, drought tolerant and native plants as well as house plants

Gardening questions answered, Soil Test Kits available        Cash or Check

Only service dogs allowed

 

Charlottesville Festival of Cultures

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Lee Park, Downtown
Market St and 2nd St. NE

A perennial family favorite, the Charlottesville Festival of Cultures offers something for everyone: free international music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, cultural exhibits, artisan vendors, and delicious ethnic food for sale.  Join us on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lee Park in downtown Charlottesville.  Admission is free.

Daytime Poetry Workshop

Thursday, May 14th 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 15th 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.

9th Annual Quetzal Kite Festival

Sunday, May 17th 2015 - 10:00 am
at Pleasant Grove Park
Rt. 53

The region’s premier kite festival is back in Fluvanna County on May 17th, 2014 at beautiful Pleasant Grove Park in Palmyra, Virginia. Join several thousands of your closest friends and neighbors for a free fun day of kites, sun, and fun. There will be free face painting and kites for kids (until they run out). Kite flyers from Richmond Air Force and Wings Over
Washington kite clubs will be on hand with demonstrations and fun for the whole family. There are food vendors, or bring a picnic!
For more information, contact Lawrence Levine at levine@yellowchicken.com or 434-531-5982

Note* this festival is always free!

Daytime Poetry Workshop

Thursday, May 21st 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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