Events

4th Annual Leprechaun Launch 5K Obstacle Race and Children’s 1/2 Mile Obstacle race

Saturday, March 14th 2015 - 12:00 am - 11:00 am
at Hoover Ridge Park
158 Primary School Drive

4th Annual Leprechaun Launch 5K Obstacle Race and Children’s 1/2 mile Obstacle Race to benefit the Madison Primary School PTO!

Come out to beautiful Madison County on Sat. March 14 and take on various obstacles in this mixed terrain (grass, trails, gravel road) 5K race held at Hoover Ridge. Returning this year is the 100ft Shamrock Slide! Following the race there will be a kid’s 1/2 mile obstacle race so an event for the entire family. Race begins at 9am with the kids’ immediately following. There will be prizes for the top 3 in each age group (age groups determined based on registrants) and overall top male and female awards. Cost for adults is $25 if you pre-register, $35 onsite, children (12 and under) participating in the 5K are $20 if pre-register and $30 onsite. Children’s 1/2 mile race is $5. Registration will be available onsite from 7:45-8:30. Visit our website www.ptoofmps.com for more information

Rummage Sale To Benefit Boy Scout Troop #241

Saturday, March 14th 2015 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
at East Rivanna Fire & Rescue
3501 Steamer Dr.

Join us for a HUGE Rummage Sale to benefit Boy Scout Troop #241!  Household items, clothing, toys, & much, much, more!

Run to Win[S]

Saturday, March 14th 2015 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Darden Towe Park
1445 Darden Towe Park

The Women in Sports High School Ambassadors are hosting their first family run, Run to Win[S]! With 6 different age groups, food (and coffee!!), fun, music, and raffles, there will be something every family member will enjoy.
The run is being held at Darden Towe Park on March 14th…registration starting at 8 am with the first run at 9 am.
Pre-registration (with a free tshirt): $15
Race day registration: $20
All proceeds from the run will be going towards Women in Sports and their efforts to support female athletes in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.

Registration is available online at winscville.org, through the high school athletic departments, and on Women in Sport’s facebook page!

Sugar Hollow Bridges 5 and 10K Run

Saturday, March 14th 2015 - 8:00 am
at 5275 Sugar Hollow Road
5275 Sugar Hollow Road

The Sugar Hollow Three Bridges 5 and 10 K Race is sponsored by the White Hall Ruritans. Proceeds will aid in the restoration of the White Hall Community Center, a historic building in Western Albemarle County, and for the many community services provided by the organization, including scholarships to area college bound students, 5th grade achievement awards, highway clean up and many other projects.

Both a 5K and a 10K course will be available on beautiful Sugar Hollow Road alongside the Moorman’s River. The course is measured so that the 5K runners will run over 2 bridges to the iconic sycamore tree. The 10K course will incorporate all three bridges with a run to the Sugar Hollow reservoir. The starting line is approximately 1.5 miles west of Piedmont Store at 5275 Sugar Hollow Road. Ample parking will be available at the Sugar Hollow site. Pre-race registration is $30. To register go to http://www.whitehallva.org/Onsite registration is $40.00 cash or check only.

Following the race join us for a pancake breakfast from 9-11 am at the Community Center, 2094 Brown Gap Turnpike. (Runners free! Donation accepted, suggested minimum donation of $5.00)

Together in Song Community Sing-In

Saturday, March 14th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
at First Presbyterian Church
500 Park Street

The Oratorio Society of Virginia and Music Director Michael Slon present a choral workshop and concert, joining with area singers to prepare and perform Franz Schubert’s Mass in G.

The event workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and advanced registration is recommended. The performance in the church sanctuary will begin at 4:00 pm and is open to the public. The concert will include the Schubert Mass and will also feature a few of the Oratorio Society’s favorite pieces.

This event is a fundraiser for the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM), an organization representing more than 40 area congregations, with the goal of providing emergency assistance to families threatened with homelessness, loss of power or fuel, or other temporary financial crisis.

There is a $10 workshop fee for each participant, payable upon registration. There is no admission charge for the concert, but there is a suggested $10 donation for AIM, payable at the door.

Bingo Benefit

Sunday, March 15th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Verona Moose Lodge
1510 Commerce Road

Tickets are on sale now at the Verona Moose Lodge or call 540-430-0457.  Cash and door prizes will be awarded.  Pay $15 for two boards, $20 for three boards, or $25 for four boards.  All proceeds will go towards Ride with Pride, a non-profit organization in Staunton which offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with special needs and veterans.  More information can be found at www.ridewithprideva.org and Ride with Pride’s Facebook page.

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Virginia Festival of the Book – March 18-22

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - All Day

 

The Virginia Festival of the Book—the annual five-day hurrah for books, authors, and reading, is such a landmark in Virginia’s cultural landscape that it’s easy to forget it began with a few booklovers with a dream.  Get Festival details!

A Conversation with Matthew Crawford

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at U.Va Harrison Institute Small Special Collections
160 McCormick Road

In celebration of the annual Virginia Festival of the Book, join us as Matthew Crawford (The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction) talks with Siva Vaidhyanathan about the challenge of mastering one’s own mind.

Forest Watch Training in Staunton

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Staunton Public Library
1 Churchville Avenue

 

What are the threats to our forests? How can you stop them?

Wild Virginia is proud to offer an informative discussion of “hows” and “whys” of forest plans and projects.

Learn about the new George Washington National Forest Plan and how it relates to major work on the ground like the Cowpasture Project.

Sign-up now to build your skills to protect and defend our precious national forests!

No experience necessary.

Register in our website http://wildvirginia.org/recreation/event-calendar/

NanoDays at UVA

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Wilsdorf Hallt UVA
Chemistry Dr.

Come join us at UVa NanoDays Open House, a fun and interactive chance to learn all about nanotechnology–what it is, how it might impact your life, and what is currently happening here at UVa.

This event is family-friendly, informative, fun and free; so come and find out what the Nano buzz is all about!

 All events are free to the general public.

Parking is available for the UVa event in the Whitehead Road lots adjacent to Scott Stadium.

Handicap accessible

More information: http://nanostar.virginia.edu/outreach/nanodays

 

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