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

$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

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.

Historic Garden Week

Sunday, April 19th 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

Monday, April 20th 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

Tuesday, April 21st 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.

9th Annual Quetzal Kite Festival

Sunday, May 17th 2015 - 10:00 am
at Pleasant Grove Park
Rt. 53

The region’s premier kite festival is back in Fluvanna County on May 17th, 2014 at beautiful Pleasant Grove Park in Palmyra, Virginia. Join several thousands of your closest friends and neighbors for a free fun day of kites, sun, and fun. There will be free face painting and kites for kids (until they run out). Kite flyers from Richmond Air Force and Wings Over
Washington kite clubs will be on hand with demonstrations and fun for the whole family. There are food vendors, or bring a picnic!
For more information, contact Lawrence Levine at levine@yellowchicken.com or 434-531-5982

Note* this festival is always free!

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