Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - All Day


From Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, March 29, the Friends of the Library will be holding their 50th Annual Spring Book Sale at the Gordon Ave. Library in Charlottesville. The hours are 10-7 each day. Proceeds benefit our public library system, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. A Pre-Sale for dues-paying members only will be held March 20 from 5 to 7pm. Bring a grocery sack on Monday, March 30, between 10am-6pm and fill it for only 5 dollars.

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




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Fix A Leak Family 5K

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Pen Park
1400 Pen Park Rd

The Fix-A-Leak 5K will feature a running toilet (literally!). Participants who catch the running toilet and grabs a tag from the running toilet will receive an award at the end of the race for helping to “catch the leak”.  This family friendly event will wrap up Fix-a-Leak Week, a national campaign by the Environmental Protection Agency. Information on tackling water leaks in your home, as well as general water conservation tips, resources, and rebates, will be featured at the race.  



Founding Families & Friends

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Ash Lawn-Highland
2050 James Monroe Parkway

In this FREE author panel sponsored by the Virginia Festival of the Book, historians Lorri Glover (Founders as Fathers) and Cassandra Good (Founding Friendships) explore the lives of the Founding Fathers through their families and friendships. Digital editor Susan Perdue will moderate and also demonstrate the network of connections that can be explored through the UVA Press digital publication, People of the Founding Era.

About the Participants

Lorri Glover, author of Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries, is the Bannon Endowed Chair of History at Saint Louis University. She has written about early American history from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Her other books include Southern Sons: Becoming Men in the New Nation and The Shipwreck that Saved Jamestown.

Cassandra Good, author of Founding Friends: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic, is the assistant editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington. Her book discusses the friendships of little-known Americans as well as prominent figures of the era, from Franklin to Washington to Abigail Adams. She received a BA and MA in American Studies at the George Washington University and worked at the Smithsonian Institution in new media before receiving her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches a course at UMW entitled “The World of James Monroe” which uses objects from the James Monroe Museum. Her research focuses on gender and cultural history in the early American republic.

Susan Holbrook Perdue, director of Documents Compass, was formerly the senior associate editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, where she was heavily involved with the development of the project’s content management and tagging systems. She has also worked on the papers of John Marshall and James Madison. She is the co-editor of the third edition of The Guide to Documentary Editing. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, of the National Advisory Board, The Joseph Smith Papers, and the Social Networks and Archival Context, a Mellon-funded project at Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH).

Crozet Community Orchestra Concert

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
at Crozet Baptist Church
5804 Saint George Ave

Crozet Community Orchestra Concert, directed by Philip Clark with world class violin soloists Monika Chamasyan and Mark Dorosheff of the US Airforce Strings, US Airforce Band. Program highlights include the spectacular Navarra for orchestra and violin duo, Faure’s Pavane Op 50, Karelia Suite – Sibelius, also Mozart, Elgar and more.

Alex and Ani Charitable Night for Elk Hill School

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Alex and Ani Store- Stonefield Shops
2050 Bond St Suite 160

Alex and Ani is hosting a Charitable Night for Elk Hill on March 25, 2015 from 5-7pm. 15% of the proceeds from this evening’s event will be donated to Elk Hill. We hope to see you there!

Elk Hill is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healthy environments where young people and their families can feel safe to make positive changes. Through specialized education, community-based services, and residential treatment programs, these children — supported by their families — are able to discover the academic, vocational, behavioral, and life skills necessary to re-direct their lives.

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TASTE of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - All Day
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

3 days and 25 Vineyards….just check out all the activities.  You won’t want to miss this!!  Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 27 at 10am!  Or get your tickets early starting at 10am Wednesday, Feb. 25 through 10pm Thursday, Feb. 26…use the code word DRINK!

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is Coming to Virginia!

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wild Virginia is proud to host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival “On Tour.”  The festival spans two evenings and two venues in two cities:


Piedmont Community College

Saturday, April 11th - 7pm
Dickinson Performing Arts Center  

Charlottesville, VA

Blue Ridge Community College

Saturday, April 18th - 7pm

Plecker Auditorium

Weyers Cave, VA

We are also offering a special ticket + membership for $20.

(Ticket only for $10)

Purchase these tickets in advance at or at the door.
There will be 18 different short films, with entirely different films at each venue.


Wild and Scenic On Tour brings together a selection of films that tell a story about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love and defend them.  They open our eyes and hearts to fantastic experiences in remarkable places.  They beckon us towards action, highlight issues, and provide solutions.


Attendees can win door prizes!

A full list and links to all films can be found here 


Film content is appropriate for everyone.
For more information, visit the Wild Virginia website,



Wild Virginia is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wild forest ecosystems in Virginia’s National Forests.  

Tom Tom Founders Festival

Monday, April 13th 2015 - All Day


Tom Tom Founders Festival is week of music, art, and innovation in Charlottesville, VA, April 13-19. The Festival combines real opportunities to launch ventures with ideas, art installations, bands, and parties in one of America’s most beautiful and historic small cities. This year, Tom Tom will feature dozens of events across Charlottesville’s pedestrian mall. Anchored by the daylong Tom Tom Founders Summit headlined by Reddit, the Container Store, Maker Faire, Lockn’ Music Festival, and Chromat, the Festival will also include five free block parties, a farm-to-table restaurant week, three free pitch competitions, a mural series, and a Mid-Atlantic art fair.

Tom Tom Founders Summit

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
at The Paramount Theater
215 East Main Street

On Friday, April 17th, the founders of reddit, Gizmodo, The Container Store, Maker Faire, and more will share their insider guidance on how to make new ideas grow. Each founder will tell his or her story, and then lead a panel of experts on topics like the role of corporations in society, commerce versus creativity, and how to grow big ideas in small towns. Part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, a week of music, art and innovation in Charlottesville, April 13-19, 2015. Tickets available at

$45 GA, $25 Student* $60 GA, beginning Mar. 1 $75, Apr. 1.

Run for Autism 5K

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 7:30 am - 11:00 am
at Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Rd

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