Events

2nd Annual Artisan Open House

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, October 19 from 12 to 4 pm, in partnership with the Artisans’ Center of Virginia, Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of fifth U.S. president James Monroe, will celebrate the artisans whose work are featured in the Museum Shop Artisans’ Room. The Artisans’ Room, which opened in the fall of 2013, showcases the work of juried Virginia artists and artisans. Handmade items include objects in wood, metal, glass, textile, and ceramic, and reflect some of the best local artistry.

This celebration will include demonstrations by several local artists and artisans, refreshments, and live music by acoustic soloist Timothy Seaman, known for his distinctive original hammered dulcimer and flute music. Free and open to the public, Ash Lawn-Highland’s Artisan Open House is the perfect opportunity to find local, handmade holiday gifts for family and friends.

Participating artisans thus far include Kary Haun, Jane Hicks, Starke Smith, and Daryll Sneden, plus many more!

The Museum Shop is open for shopping seven days a week during Ash Lawn-Highland operating hours (9AM to 6 PM, March through October; 11 AM to 5 PM, November through April).

 

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Twisted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

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Baby Basics Moms Club

Monday, October 20th 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.

Comedy Writing Workshop

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at V. Earl Dickinson Building
501 College Drive

Learn to be funnier in performance, writing and life! This workshop with promoter and writer Ty Cooper is for anyone looking to add more humor into their life. The workshop will cover techniques and styles of writing for situational comedy using lecture, video and writing exercises to help participants discover and develop their unique comedic voice.

Takes place on the V. Earl Dickinson Building Main Stage.

Fourth Fridays Improv

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at V. Earl Dickinson Building Maxwell Theatre
501 College Drive

Practice your theatrical improvisation skills using a series of fun games and exercises with members of Masquers, the PVCC student theater club. Participants will learn to think fast, improve performance skills and build on the ability to create possibilities with the goal of staging a performance in the spring of 2015. This workshop series meets in the Maxwell Theatre (Black Box) and is free and open to the public. No experience necessary.

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Twisted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

Walk With A Doc

Saturday, October 25th 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.

Belly Dance Master Class, Joy Rayman

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at V. Earl Dickinson Building
501 College Drive

Get your whole body moving in this folkloric fusion belly dance class with Joy Rayman of Fire in the Belly Dance Company. The class will introduce the basics of this modern interpretation of the ancient dance and culminate with a short choreography. Suitable for beginners, no shoes are required. Participants should bring a scarf to tie around the hips. Produced by the PVCC student dance club, dance master classes are held on the Main Stage of the V. Earl Dickinson Building.

Roller Derby: Pirates of the Carribeating

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 7:00 pm

Come cheer on your Charlottesville Derby Dames: All Stars on Saturday, October 25th! Doors open at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, VA at 6pm, and the bout starts at 7pm.

The All Stars will be battling the Carolina Roller Girls from Raleigh, NC.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. This event is kid friendly, and children are discounted at the door. Advance tickets are available at Blue Moon and from your favorite derby girl!

Online tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/667838

Part of the proceeds will benefit MACAA, a community based organization improving lives by teaching self-reliance.  MACAA serves families and individuals below 125% of the Federal poverty level within the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson. For more information visit http://www.charlottesvillederbydames.com/event/cdd-all-stars-vs-carolina-roller-girls/

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Twisted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

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