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Albemarle High School Players present Hairspray

Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Albemarle High School
2775 Hydraulic Rd

The Albemarle High School players are excited to bring the Broadway musical “Hairspray” to the Albemarle High School Auditorium!  “Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960’s.  Show dates are Thursday, April 28th and 29th at 8:00pm, Saturday the 30th at 8pm with a 6 o’clock dinner theatre option and a Sunday matinee May 1st at 3pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults online – $20 at the door, $12 for students and seniors online – $15 at the door.  For more information and tickets, click here!

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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

In its 29th season, Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series on the Virginia Credit Union stage.  The first concert will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall April 15th, from 5:30pm -8:30pm, and each Friday thereafter ending on September 9th.

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.

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Comedian Michael Joiner at MLKPAC

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:00 am at Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center/CHS
1400 Melbourne Rd

The Charlottesville District United Methodist Church Vision Team is raising funds to build a home for adults with intellectual disabilities and invite you to enjoy great comedy for a cause!  Comedian Michael Joiner will perform at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, Saturday, April 30th at 3 and 7pm.  Tickets are $18 apiece.  For more information, call 434-589-7666.

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Get Healthy For Habitat-Greene County

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:00 am at Holiday Inn Express
5920 Seminole Trail

Greene County Habitat for Humanity is having a special “Get Healthy for Humanity – Greene County” festival at the Holiday Inn Express in Ruckersville, Saturday, April 30th from 9am to 3pm and they’re looking for your participation!  They’re looking for more vendors, door prizes, sponsors and people to bring healthy options for mind and body and , more importantly, people who want to help.  Your participation can help build Habitat Homes in Greene County and help your neighbors.  For more information, call 434-990-9977 or click here!

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UVA Seizure Study

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:00 am

The University of Virginia will be conducting an emergency seizure study, enrolling patients who are actively seizing despite initial treatment.  Any adult may be eligible and will receive one of three commonly used medications to stop the seizure.  For more information, call 434-924-8485 or click here.

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PVCC’s Yard & Vendor Sale

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at PVCC – Dickinson Building Lounge
501 College Dr

You’re invited to participate in PVCC’s Yard and Vendor Sale on Saturday, April 30th from 8am to 2pm on PVCC’s Main Campus.  Registration fee for vendors and sellers is $20 and participants keep 100% of their profits.  Sellers must register by Friday, April 15th.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit local charitable organizations.  For more information, or to register, call 434-961-5481 or click here.

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Piedmont Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at IX Art Park
963 2nd St SE

PIEDMONT MASTER GARDENERS AND CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA TREE STEWARDS ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Get ready for Spring with a Horticultural Event designed for the whole family!  The Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards offer their annual Spring Plant Sale and Gardeners Help Desk with a HUGE selection of perennials, annuals, native plants, vegetables, herbs, and houseplants ALL GROWN by the Piedmont Master Gardeners! The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be on hand with a wonderful selection of young trees and advice on how to make them thrive. Decorative garden items, garden crafts, community organization info tables. Tours of the Native Plant Meadow. Fun Free activities for kids. FREE admission.

For further information, visit piedmontmastergardeners.org/events or call the Virginia Cooperative Extension Albemarle Office at 434-872-4580.

The Piedmont Master Gardeners is a 501(C)(3) organization.

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Free Kidney Screening

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Carver Recreation Center
233 Fourth Street NW

If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of kidney failure or are over age 60, you are at risk for kidney disease and should be screened annually. Give your kidneys a free checkup at the National Kidney Foundation’s KEEP Healthy screening Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville. For more information call 804-288-8342, ext. 723.

 

 

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Family Fun Day with Foothills Child Advocacy Center

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at IX Art Park
963 2nd St SE

Come join us for a fun and relaxing family time! The Safety Tips Scavenger Hunt will help families learn how to keep kids safe, and kids will receive a gift when they complete the hunt. There will be fun crafts and activity tables, as well as dance, exercise, and martial arts demonstrations, including a Dragon Dance by Laughing Dragon Kung Fu. Practice your basketball shots at the Hoop Zone, and enjoy the Foxboro Farm Petting Zoo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Firetruck Touch from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Charlottesville Fire Department will offer home exit drills and community helpers for Kindergarteners to 3rd graders. Join Builderbeast Art+ Design Build from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play with handmade wooden toys, blocks, and creatures or design with bright colors on our drawing wall. We hope you will join us for these activities and more! For more information, click here!

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Basketball Benefit for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 1:00 pm at Washington Park
1001 Preston Avenue

Hunter Wyant Insurance & Financial Services will be holding a 3 VS 3 Basketball Tournament April 30th at Washington Park from 1 to 4pm.  Registration starts at 12:30pm and the entry fee is 3 canned goods per person which will be matched, to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  Everyone ages 18 and up is encouraged to attend.  There will be teams of 3-5 with double elimination and two divisions.  For more information, call 434-465-5584.

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An Evening with Casting Crowns

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Rd

Their chart-topping songs—including “Who Am I,” “Voice of Truth,” “Praise You In This Storm,” “Until The Whole World Hears,” “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me),” “Courageous” and “Jesus, Friend of Sinners”—have earned them nine No. 1 hits at radio and four RIAA Gold certified digital singles. Furthermore, the band has been featured by a variety of high-profile media outlets such as Billboard, Associated Press, Reuters, Rolling Stone, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Charisma, HomeLife and CCM Magazine, among others.

With 8.8 million albums sold to date—including one RIAA Double Platinum Album, four Platinum and six Gold records, and two Platinum and four Gold DVDs—Casting Crowns remains the top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The award-winning group—consisting of Mark Hall (lead singer/songwriter), Melodee DeVevo (violin,...learn more and get tickets…

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Awareness Education Fair

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Concerned about the risk of brain injury with sports, military service or work? Want to know more about how to decrease your risk of stroke? Learn more!

Visit information booths for educational materials and local resources, blood pressure checks, stroke risk factor screenings and free bicycle helmets.*

*One helmet per person. Limited quantities. First come, first served. Recipient must be present. Parent/guardian must sign waiver if recipient is younger than 18.

Organized by the UVA Traumatic Brain Injury Quality Support Team & the UVA Stroke Team.

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New City Arts SOUP Dinner

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 6:30 pm at Second Street Gallery
115 2nd St SE

SOUP, a seasonal public dinner series to support creative projects in Charlottesville, will be held Monday, May 2nd at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville.  Doors open at 6:30pm.   Tickets are $10 and include soup, salad, bread, dessert and a vote on creative projects in need of funding.  Community members will make presentations about their creative projects eligible for funding.  If you have a presentation to consider, your proposal is due by April 4th.  For more information, call New City Arts Initiative at 434-202-5277.

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Discoveries of James Monroe’s Highland Photography Exhibition Opening and Reception

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ash Lawn-Highland
2050 James Monroe Parkway

Ash Lawn-Highland is excited to host the exhibition opening and reception for the UVa SCPS class “Advanced Digital Photography: Discoveries of James Monroe’s Highland” on May 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This opening and lecture will feature the work of students from John Hulburt’s advanced digital photography class focused on Ash Lawn-Highland, home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. The evening will begin in the lower level of the event barn, where Highland’s Executive Director, Sara Bon-Harper, will discuss current initiatives and the historic site, and Hulburt will describe the events and topics photographed during the course. Each student will introduce his or her image, explaining why and how the image was made. The exhibition of prints will be available for viewing in the main house, followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public.

About John Hulburt
John Hulburt was an award-winning professional photographer before embarking on a career in financial management. He continues to be active in digital photography and has won local competitions for his work.  John is a member of the Charlottesville Camera Club (CCC) and the Charlottesville Photographers Initiative (CPI).  He has taught an array of digital photography courses through SCPS for several years. Recent projects have included an exhibit of student work in partnership with Montpelier as well as a solo exhibition at the UVa Medical Center.

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Celebrate Clean Commute Day

Friday, May 6th 2016 - All Day

The Commuter Information Team is proud to host the 26th annual Clean Commute Day in the Central Virginia region, Friday, May 6th, 2016.

Area commuters are encouraged to take the “Clean Commute Pledge,” promising to use a commute option other than driving alone for at least one day this spring.  Participants who make the pledge are eligible to win valuable prizes from sponsors. The Grand Prize Winner will receive two tickets on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Service good for travel to any location along the route from Charlottesville to Boston.

CAT is offering free bus rides all day!

Join the celebration on Friday, May 6th at the Community Chalkboard on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Representatives from RideShare, JAUNT, UTS and CAT will be there providing information and giveaways.

Take the “Clean Commute Pledge”. Pledge cards will also be available at the Clean Commute Day Celebration on Friday, May 6th. Clean Commute Day is sponsored by Whole Foods and Amtrak.

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Friday’s After Five – Free Summer Concert Series

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

In its 29th season, Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series on the Virginia Credit Union stage.  The first concert will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall April 15th, from 5:30pm -8:30pm, and each Friday thereafter ending on September 9th.

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.

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Friday’s For Food at Friday’s After Five

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

 

Fridays For Food will be held on the first Friday of every month through September.

April 15 / May 6 / June 3 / July 1 / August 5 / September 2
nTelos Wireless and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are joining forces to engage the community to end hunger locally through a monthly, summertime donation drive.

During Fridays after Five, a community gathering tradition, patrons are asked to stop by the nTelos Wireless & Blue Ridge Area Food Bank booth to donate on the 1st Friday of every month. Throughout the summer, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will be keeping an on-going tally of all donations collected. Each month, nTelos Wireless will kick start the efforts with a $500 donation. Stand up and make a difference in the community – support the effort to stamp out hunger!

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CHS “Band on the Run 5K”

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 8:00 am at Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Rd

The first ever “Band on the Run 5K” to benefit the Charlottesville High School Band and Cross-Country programs will be held Saturday, May 7th at 8am.  You’re invited to run or walk through the residential Greenbrier and Foxbrook neighborhoods beginning and ending at CHS Curtis E. Elder track.  Refreshments will be provided at the finish.  Register online HERE for $25 for adults through April 30th, $20 for students.  May 1st through 5th registration will be $5 more.  For more information, call 434-245-2410.

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35th Annual Scottsville Chili Cook-off and Brewers Challenge

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at James River Runners
10092 HATTON FERRY ROAD

 Want to put together your own team?  
Deadline to enter is April 30.

ADMISSION: $20 for 21 and older with beer tastings arm band
$15 for 20 and older or those not doing beer tastings
ADMISSION INCLUDES:
FREE PARKING
ALL THE CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI YOU CAN EAT UNTIL CHILI RUNS OUT!
LIVE MUSIC BY Matt Horn and Friends and other local musicians to be announced
AN ARRAY OF CREATIVE CHILI SET-UPS PLENTY OF FUN IN THE SUN WITH THE FAMILY/Kid Zone with bounce house and games
Carnival Concessions/funnel cake, hot dogs, burgers and more!

UP TO 30 CHILI SET-UPS ARE EXPECTED as well as LOCAL CRAFT BREWERS WITH TASTINGS AND BREWS FOR SALE. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE SCOTTSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF RIVER RESCUE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING.

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DMB 25th Anniversary Hometown Show to Benefit Charlottesville Community Charities

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Rd

Dave Matthews Band will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special hometown benefit concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, May 7. To express its gratitude for the incredible support the community has provided from the beginning, the band will donate all net proceeds from the concert, totaling over $1 million, to charitable programs in the Charlottesville area via its Bama Works Fund.

In 1999, Dave Matthews Band established the Bama Works Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and has subsequently contributed a portion of each concert ticket sold to the fund. To date, the fund has raised more than $40 million and made over 1,300 grants, primarily to charitable programs in the Charlottesville area community. It has also responded to a variety of national and international needs.

An online ticket presale for the May 7 show will begin on Wednesday, March 23, at 10am ET at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association.

 Citi is the official credit card of Dave Matthews Band 2016 tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets to this show through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning Tuesday, March 29, at 10 AM ET. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

 Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 1, at 10 AM ET.

Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville in early 1991 when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews sought out a few local musicians – including drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, bassist Stefan Lessard and violinist Boyd Tinsley – to help him record a demo of some songs he had written. The band’s first public performances were at a Middle East Children’s Alliance Benefit at Trax Nightclub on March 14, 1991 and at the City of Charlottesville’s Earth Day Festival in April of that same year. Dave Matthews Band’s first official gig was on May 11, 1991 at a private party held on the rooftop of a downtown Charlottesville warehouse.

The band has always had a special connection to Charlottesville, where it honed its live show on local stages. In 1993, Dave Matthews Band self-released its first album, Remember Two Things. The band signed with RCA Records and released its first studio album, Under The Table and Dreaming, in 1994. They celebrated its release with a show in Charlottesville, where the mayor had proclaimed it “Dave Matthews Band Day.”

Since then, Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 20 million tickets and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. It is the first group in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – Before These Crowded Streets, Everyday, Busted Stuff, Stand Up, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King and Away from the World.

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