Thursday, September 13, 2007

Events in Charlottesville & Central Virginia This Weekend (Sept.14-17)

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15
GHOST & MURDER WALKING TOUR
Charlottesville's Downtown Mall at York Place (across from Miller's Restaurant). Join our Ghost and Murder Walking Tour in historic downtown Charlottesville. Retrace the fatal steps of the mayor and his wife as they returned home from church in 1904, a night that lead to the murder of the century. Meet us at York Place (across from Miller's Restaurant) on the Downtown Mall every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the 1-1/2 hour walking tour. Two tours each night, one at 7 PM, the other at 9 PM. Adults $10, youth (13-17) $5, children 12 and under free with parents. No reservations or tickets required. Rain or shine. April through October. Major credit cards accepted. Call (434) 760-0525 for more information. Web Site: http://www.TellMeAboutItTours.com

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15
23RD ANNUAL INDIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL AND POWWOW - MARTINSVILLE
Virginia Museum of Natural History. Enjoy drumming, dancing, demonstrations, games, crafts, and refreshments. Friday is Student Day when all activities are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning and pre-registration is required. Saturday is Public Day with food, authentic Native American jewelry, and crafts tables. Virginia Museum of Natural History. Directions: 65 West Main Street, Martinsville, VA. $7/Adults, Members-Free. All ages welcome. Email: information@vmnh.virginia.gov. Reservations are required. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 276-634-4141.

Saturday, Sept. 15
SPRING CREEK COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Semi-Annual Community Yard Sale! Directions: From Charlottesville: Take Interstate 64 East to exit 136 -- Zion Crossroads/Highway 15 - take a left and follow Highway 15 North one mile to the second Spring Creek entrance. Go through the guard house. . 7am-noon. $Free. Contact: Roxanne. Email: woodhouserox@aol.com. For more info call: 540-832-2625.

Saturday, Sept. 15
MID AUTUMNS CARNIVAL
The Mid Autumns Carnival at the University of Virginia is an annual event that brings together the Charlottesville and the University communities. This year, there will be food, carnival style games, a moon bounce, a dunk tank, and a raffle among many other events. Admission is free and children under the age of 13 will receive 20 free tickets for rides and food. Madison Bowl at the University of Virginia (Across from the Rotunda). Directions: Madison Bowl is at the corner of University and Rugby Road across the street from the Rotunda. The Carnival is also accessible by bus route number 7 at the "Corner" stop. . 12:00pm - 5:00pm. $Free Admission. Special Needs Accommodation: none Contact: Hunter Deeley. Email: hpd5m@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 410/812-6665.

Saturday, Sept. 15
WVPT KIDS' BOOK FESTIVAL
The WVPT Kids’ Book Festival is an exciting and entertaining experience for the entire family. During the free event, community partners provide literacy-based activities and entertainment that encourage a love of reading and foster awareness that early literacy experiences help children arrive at school ready to learn. As an incentive to read, each child attending receives a book to take home, and participates in fun, educational experiences that can be duplicated at home. PVCC. 11am to 3pm. $free. All ages welcome. Contact: Stacie Jackson. Email: SJackson@wvpt.net. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-437-2432.

Saturday, Sept. 15
CHARLOTTESVILLE DOLL & TOY SHOW
Blue Ridge Doll Club. A show and sale to benefit UVA Childrens Hospital. Old and new dolls and accessories, bears and toys. East Rivanna Fire Dept, Glenmore, Charlottesville. Directions: Route 250E to Glenmore Way, first left to Rescue Building. 10am to 4:30pm. $4 adults, $1 children 12 and under, free for scouts in uniform. All ages welcome. Contact: Judy Seay. Email: mandjseay@earthlink.net. For more info call: 434/295-2628.

Saturday, Sept. 15
EVENING SIGNATURE TOURS AT MONTICELLO
An hour-long guided tour of Monticello that will include the rooms on the main floor of the house, the third-floor Dome Room, and the cellar-level dependencies, and an orientation visit to Mulberry Row, the center of African-American life on the plantation. Monticello. 6:30pm. $40. Reservations are required. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/984-9822.

Saturday, Sept. 15
GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
This exhibit will feature a diverse collection of games that span ancient Asia and Colonial America to modern day. It will include games of strategy as well as games involving gross motor skills. Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville. Directions: East End of the Downtown Mall. Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5pm, Sunday 1 to 5pm. $free with price of admission. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/977-1025.

Saturday, Sept. 15
ORANGE COUNTY'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCHOOLS: A SENSE OF PLACE IN EDUCATION
Shady Grove Baptist Church, 15270 Piney Wood Ln, Orange, VA 22960. The Orange County Afrcian-American Historical Society, Inc. (OCAAHS, Inc.) will present a series of events about the buildings and lasndscapes of African-American schools in Orange County. Before the late 1960's, part of keeping African-Americans "in their place" meant keeping students physically in their place in schools separate from white students. Programs include: A traveling exhibit for display incounty schools; Celebrating the planned restoration of Shady Grove School in Southeastern Orange County; Sharing oral histories of alumni of Orange County African-American schools. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM.Rebecca Coleman: (540) 672-4896. Email:bryan@virginia.edu Website:www.ocaahs.org

Saturday, Sept. 15
HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY - RICHMOND
Special performances by the Latin Ballet of Virginia, art projects and Spanish story times and other activities such as tortilla-making help celebrate Hispanic Heritage. Children's Museum of Richmond. Directions: 2626 West Broad Street on the Museum's Plaza, Richmond. 10am to 4pm. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link.

Saturday, Sept. 15
VIRGINIA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ¿QUE PASA? FESTIVAL - RICHMOND
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Virginia’s kick-off to Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). It is sponsored by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and State Farm Insurance. Organizers hope to encourage Latino children to take an interest in sciences. There will be stationed translators in the Museum galleries to offer a more meaningful visit. Outside on the Museum grounds festival goers will experience an outdoor Latino market complete with the smells, sounds and tastes. 12:00 PM-8:00 PM. Admission Fee: Adults $8, Kids Free. Children Welcome. Chamber Phone: (804) 378-4099. Email:vahcc@rcn.com Website:www.vahcc.com

Saturday, Sept. 15
NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL - NEVER FORGET - BEDFORD
Rolling Thunder Event at the National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523. Join the Memorial as it welcomes hundreds of Rolling Thunder members on motorcycles to pay tribute to veterans and military personnel who are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. Located in the town suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation, the National D-Day Memorial pays tribute to the Allied Forces participating in the largest land,sea, and air operation in history: the invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944. Saturday, September 15, 2007 (1:00 PM-2:00 PM) Admission Fee: $5.00. Children Welcome. Telephone:toll free - main office: (800) 351-DDAY; information - main office: (540) 586-DDAY; Tour Coordinator: (540) 587-8973; Email:dday@dday.org; Website:www.dday.org

Saturday, Sept. 15
VIRGINIA SCOTTISH GAMES & FESTIVAL - FAUQUIER
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144. For the first time in its 34-year history, the Virginia Scottish Games and Festival will be held at Sky Meadows State Park. Sky Meadows' rolling pastures and wooded hillsides preserve a landscape reminiscent of the Old World. As the park's signature 400th Anniversary commemorative event, the Games celebrate the rich Scottish heritage and traditions of many of the original settlers of Northern Virginia. Festival highlights include: highland athletic & dance competitions, piping competitions culminating in a massed pipe band performance, Scottish country dancing, clans, living history encampment, fiddling events, Scottish dog events, children's games, musical performances, British car show and a variety of food & craft vendors. The Mount Bleak House will be open for tours. Tickets: $15/adults, $5/children 5-12, free/under 5. 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. Children Welcome. Scottish Games Office: (703) 912-1943. Website:www.vascottishgames.org/

Saturday, Sept. 15
LYNCHBURG ART FESTIVAL
E.C. Glass High School Grounds, Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501. The Art Festival invites local and regional artists to Lynchburg for an event typically attended by approxmiately 2000 visitors. Awards from local sponsors amount to $4,500. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Children Welcome. (434) 384-2723. Email:wsthom@aol.com

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16
PICK-YOUR-OWN APPLES DAY AT SILVER CREEK ORCHARD
Come on out for some famous Nelson County apple-picking! The apples are ripe on the tree and waiting for adventursome pickers, or you can choose to stroll around and enjoy the sights with a basket of apples that were already picked. Nelson County. Directions: 29S past Lovingston 5 miles, Right on 56W to Tyro, 3 miles west of Massie's mill. Sat 9 to 4pm, Sun 12 to 5pm. $cost of apples. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/277-5824.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES AT SEAMANS ORCHARD
Pick your own Red and Golden Delicious, Empire, Jonagold apples at Seaman's Orchard in Roseland. Half-bushel bags provided. Orchard well maintained and accessible. Bring a picnic. In beautiful Nelson County on the Sunrise Side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nelson County. Directions: 415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland, VA. Take Route 29S for 30 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 56W. Go about 1 mile, turn right onto Rt. 655 (Roseland Rd.). At stop sign, turn left (Rt. 151S), go over bridge, and take the next right on RT 56W again. Stay on 56W for about 6 miles and Flippin-Seaman, Inc. will be on your left. 9am to 4pm Saturday, 12 to 5pm Sunday. All ages welcome. Email: info@flippin-seaman.com. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/277-5824.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16
6TH ANNUAL BARN DANCE & DINNER - MIDLAND, VA
Enjoy a country dinner starting at 5pm. Dancing Instruction at 7pm. Then Dance from 7 to "till your feet get tired". Tickets for all you can eat dinner and dance. Directions: 5225 Catlett Road, Midland VA. 5pm. Contact: Patty. Email: Info@cows-n-corn.com. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-439-4806.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16
THE VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL - LEESBURG
Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176. The Virginia Wine Festival (the oldest wine festival on the East Coast) celebrates its 32nd year in 2007! The event features a grand tasting from Virginia’s award-winning wineries, educational seminars, headline entertainment all day both days, and a veritable treasure trove of culinary and craft artisans in a fabulous al fresco show. Come on out to the meadows of Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg to celebrate the harvest and help us kick off Virginia Wine Month in style. Call or visit the website for tickets and details. 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Admission Fee: $25. Children Welcome. (703) 823-1868Fax: (661) 451-5491. Email: info@virginiawinefestival.org. Website: www.virginiawinefestival.org

Sunday, Sept. 16
CHARLOTTESVILLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Old Cabell Hall, UVA McIntire Department of Music, Charlottesville, Va. Come see the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, the annual series of concerts organized by artistic directors Raphael Bell and Tim Summers. The Festival is a unique blend of the classic and the contemporary. To order tickets call 434-295-5395 for subscriptions or 434-924-3984 for single tickets. Cabell Hall Box Office: (434) 924-3984. http://www.virginia.edu/music/calendar/music@virginia.edu

Sunday, Sept. 16
AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE
The top 10 finalists from season six of American Idol will be performing live at John Paul Jones Arena! FEATURING: BLAKE LEWIS, CHRIS SLIGH, CHRIS RICHARDSON, GINA GLOCKSEN, HALEY SCARNATO, JORDIN SPARKS, LAKISHA JONES, MELINDA DOOLITTLE, PHIL STACEY, SANJAYA MALAKAR. John Paul Jones Arena. $39.50, $52.50, $70. Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/243-4960.

Monday, Sept. 17
CONSTITUTION DAY AT MONTPELIER
Celebrate the birthday of our nation's charter at the home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution. Program includes United States Marine Corps re-enlistment ceremony and loads of family fun and games. Montpelier. Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station VA 22957, take Route 29 North to Route 15 South to Orange . 9:30 to 5:30pm. $Adults: $12, Children 6-14: $6, Children Under 6: No Charge. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-672-2728.

Enjoy!

Karen
www.move2va.com

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