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

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Piedmont Community College
501 College Drive

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 www.wildvirginia.org 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, www.wildvirginia.org.

 

 

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.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 - 12:00 pm

Enjoy free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and support the Virginia Institute of Autism’s Run for Autism 5K!

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Snoop Dogg in concert!

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
at Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

Listen to WINA’s Best Seat in the house for your chance to win tickets!

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 20 at 10a!  Or get them early Wednesday at 10a through Thursday 10p!  Use the codeword WIGGLE. 

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 http://tomtomfest.com/events/founders-summit/

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

Community Yoga at McGuffey Park

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 12:00 am

Run for Autism 5K

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

Historic Garden Week

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The house and garden tour of Charlottesville-Albemarle will be held on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 5:00pm and Monday, April 20 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The local event features four Ivy area country homes and gardens in Albemarle County. There is something to please everyone, from historic estates to restored Gillette gardens to prized modern landscape architecture. Historic Garden Week will also feature Morven Estate on Saturday, April 18 (weather permitting), University of Virginia East Lawn Pavilions on Tuesday, April 21, and events at Monticello. For further information about Historic Garden Week, including a schedule of events, directions, and ticket purchases, please visit www.vagardenweek.org.

Historic Garden Week in Orange Virginia – From Pastures to Parterres

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Historic Garden Week in Orange Virginia –From Pastures to Parterres

Sponsored by the Dolley Madison Garden Club

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (10 am – 5 pm)

Tickets are $25 in advance and may be purchased at www.vagardenweek.org. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour for $30 at any tour location.

This history and garden-focused tour highlights the evolution of farming and architecture along the Spotswood Trail in Orange County, home to Montpelier, the estate of James Madison.  Montpelier’s formal terraced gardens were a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia using proceeds of past Historic Garden Week tours.  This year’s tour includes admission to three private homes, gardens and outbuildings and to the Barboursville Ruins, The 1804 Inn (open from 11 am to 3 pm), tasting room, and hospitality center, making for a full day.  The tour features late 18th and early to late 19th century properties, replete with period architecture and artifacts, antique furnishings, and significant art collections.  Gardens range from boxwood lined drives to extensive formal parterre gardens to perennial landscapes. Ticket includes special events at all three private properties:  refreshments served from 2 to 4 p.m., plein air painting by Armand Cabrera from 1 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting), and a display of handmade pottery.

Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens.

Questions? OrangeCounty@vagardenweek.org

Historic Garden Week Tour Staunton/Augusta County

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Staunton, Virginia
1329 Commerce Rd.

Staunton is one of Virginia’s most celebrated preservation success stories. Located at the city’s edge, just minutes from downtown, are several well-conserved properties surrounded by rolling green fields and sweeping views. Each of the farms and estates on this year’s tour has a deep connection with the area’s historic and cultural roots. These 200+ acre properties are anchored by landmark residences in the Federal, Tudor Revival and French Eclectic styles with construction dates ranging from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. These working farms showcase the many ways in which the owners are farming and conserving the land via easements, cattle, poultry/eggs, community-supported agriculture (CSA), even beekeeping. Live music and speakers discussing the topics of land conservation and the area’s agricultural heritage are included in the tour experience. A catered box luncheon will be offered.

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