Events

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 info@jmrlfriends.org for more information. You can also visit the Friends on the Internet at www.jmrlfriends.org

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.

 

Cost:

$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.

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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.

8th Annual Best of Both Worlds Dance and Step Competition

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Paramount Theater
215 East Main Street

Returns to the Paramount Theater for its 4th Consecutive Year – November 15, 2014

The Best of Both Worlds Dance and Step Competition returns to Charlottesville, Virginia’s historical Paramount Theater on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. This is the 8th annual competition which produces a fusion of dance and step teams competing for their share of $1,500 plus a trophy the size of a child.  We cannot forget the bragging rights for being the best in this highly competitive event.  Some of the top college, high school and community teams throughout the region will share the stage for one night only. If your team would like to compete or your company is interested in sponsoring this event then call 434.825.0650 or email:  asureshot1@gmail.com.  Just want to see the show?  Get your tickets now!

 

The United Nations of Comedy Tour

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at The Paramount Theater
215 E Main St

The United Nations of Comedy Tour returns to the Paramount Theater for the 4th consecutive year on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Following last year’s extremely successful visit, the tour’s creator has assembled a heavyweight line-up of national comedians as seen on The David Letterman Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, BET Comic View, MTV, Life After Ellen, Kathy Griffin’s “Life on the D-List”, The Logo Network and many other national programs.

Annual Museum Open House

Sunday, November 16th 2014 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Ash Lawn-Highland
2050 James Monroe Parkway

Join Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of fifth U.S. president James Monroe, for its annual museum open house on Sunday, November 16!

From 11 am to 5 pm, we’ll offer free admission for local residents (Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, Orange and Rockingham), including tours of the Monroe house.

From 12 to 4 pm, visitors will have the chance to meet with Colonel Monroe and the League of Most Interesting Gentlemen, including some of his esteemed colleagues: Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Albert Gallatin.

The house tour, revised in 2013, offers new content about Monroe’s contributions to the turbulent early decades of the United States. The guided tour also follows a new route through the original structure, giving visitors a greater understanding of the early architecture

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