Thursday, October 4, 2007

Events in Charlottesville & Central Virginia This Weekend (Oct. 5-7, 2007)

Now - Sunday, Oct. 7
STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA
This is the granddaddy of all the Virginia fairs, the State Fair! Enjoy rides, exhibits, livestock shows and rides, games, live entertainment of all kinds, food galore, amphitheatre concerts, a daily parade, fireworks and more! The Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond. Directions: take I-64 east toward Richmond exit at Strawberry Hill. Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9. $21.99/adult, $17.99/child 3-6, $Free/child 2 & under. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 804-569-3200.

Friday, Oct. 5
FIRST FRIDAY
First Friday is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries. Several spaces offer receptions. Art Upstairs “Delightful Diversions,” watercolors by Alice Murphy, 6-9pm. Artifacts Works by Marilyn Roselius, 5-8pm.BozArt Gallery Photographs by Becky Blanton; new ceramic work by David Paul and Susan Coville, 6-9pm.C’ville Coffee “Man-made Wilderness,” photographs by Kent Wiley, 5:30-7:30pm. Cassis Restaurant Paintings by Micah Cash, 5-7pm. Charlottesville Community Design Center Winners of the Market Value Design Competition, 6pm. Fellini’s #9 “Expressions and Reflections,” watercolors and poetry by Phyllis Koch-Sheras, 5:30-7pm. The Gallery at Fifth & Water “Everything Under the Sun,” acrylic paintings by Pat Howe, 5:30-8pm. La Galeria “Udderly Ridiculous,” watercolor depictions of local bovines by Matalie Deane, 5-8pm.Les Yeux du Monde “Lincoln Perry: Three Decades,” by the artist, 5:30-7:30pm. McGuffey Art Center Works by McCrea Snyder Kudravetz, Blake Hurt and Abby Kasonik.Migration: A Gallery “Line to Volume,” metal sculpture and mobiles by Edwin White, 5:30-8pm. Mudhouse “Living or Dying,” a series of acrylic paintings by Marcy Rampini, 6-8pm.Paramount Theater “Life on the Edge: Observing the Oldest Living Things on Earth,” paintings by Deborah Uhl, 5:30-8pm. Sage Moon Gallery “Expressions of Color” by Terry Lee, 5:30-8pm. Second Street Gallery Works by Cecil McDonald, Jr., Fenella Belle and Linda van der Linde, 6-8pm.Transient Crafters “An Art in Fine Dining,” pottery display by Trina Player, 6-9pm. UVA Off Grounds Gallery Works by Calvin Burton and Danielle Riede, 6-8pm.

Friday, Oct. 5
PUBLIC NIGHT AT MCCORMICK OBSERVATORY
The view is out of this world at Public Night at McCormick Observatory from 9-11pm (weather permitting). UVA's research telescopes on O-Hill will be pointed heavenward, and Astronomy Department staff and students will be on hand with a slide show and answers to starry questions. Free. McCormick Road. 434/924-7494.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7
DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE ICE TOUR
Audiences can celebrate the sounds, the songs, the bop and the pop in this awesome ice show starring a cast of world class skaters portraying the roles of Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor from East High. They will be performing to the chart-topping tunes with signature choreography made popular in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie and pop culture craze. And, for the first time live, fans will have the opportunity to experience moments from High School Musical 2. With the ice as the dance floor, this event will be an unprecedented twist on a fan favorite. Richmond Coliseum. Directions: 601 East Leigh Street, Richmond, VA. Fri. 7pm, Sat. 11am & 3pm, and Sun. 1pm. $15-85. All ages welcome. Email: info@richmondcoliseum.net. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 804-780-4970.

Saturday, Oct. 6
EARLY MORNING BIRD WALK
Take an early morning bird walk with leader David Hogg of the Monticello Bird Club. For beginners and experts. Free. 7:30am. Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA) parking lot, Earlysville Road. 434/973-7772.

Saturday, Oct. 6
CINDERELLA PUPPET SHOW AT OLD MICHIE THEATER
Kids of all ages can dream of happily ever after at the Old Michie Theatre's puppet presentation of the classic tale "Cinderella." 11am, 2 and 4pm. $5. 221 E. Water St. 977-3690.

Saturday, Oct. 6
3RD ANNUAL TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY
Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club members will lead rides for a range of abilities as well as address topics such as trail etiquette, safety, and basic skills. Kids must provide their own bikes and helmets in good working order. Parents must sign release for their kids and may ride along, but are not required to do so. Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County (beach parking lot). 2 to 4:30pm. $Free. Recommended for ages 8 to 18. Email: info@cambc.org.. For details, please click this link. For more info call: (540) 456-7338.

Saturday, Oct. 6
ALZHEIMER'S MEMORY WALK 2007
Central & Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.This annual event is held to help promote awareness about Alzheimer's disease and how it affects the 20,000+ people in our region. A slate of family-friendly activities are planned, featuring music, and entertainment in a street-fair type of atmosphere. Refreshments included. Fashion Square Mall - East side. 9am to 12pm. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/973-6122.

Saturday, Oct. 6
CHARLOTTESVILLE CAVALCADE (HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND COMPETITION)
25th Annual Charlottesville Cavalcade is a High School Marching Band Competition featuring bands from all over Virginia. Charlottesville High School Stadium. Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA. 9am to 6pm. $6 adults, $4 children (12 & under & Sr. Ctzn). All ages welcome. Contact: Vince Tornello. Email: CHSBand@ccs.k12.va.us. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/295-8453.

Saturday, Oct. 6
FAMILY ART JAM - MAKE YOUR MARK: EXPLORING THE DRAWINGS OF ARSHILE GORKY
University of Virginia Art Museum.Check out make-and-take art for families, now available on a regular basis in the Museum's new and growing hands-on space. Explore the exhibition with a studio instructor, then create your own work based on what you see and learn. Refreshments provided. University of Virginia Art Museum. Directions: 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA. 1pm to 3pm for 4 to 7 year olds and their families, 3pm to 5pm for 7 to 12 year olds and their families. $members $5 for one adult and 1-2 children, Non-members $10; $2 for each additional child or adult. Recommended for ages 4 to 12. Contact: Jennifer Van Winkle. Reservations are required. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/924-3592.

Saturday, Oct. 6
MALU FAMILY FESTIVAL
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.Enjoy a free, fun-filled opportunity to learn about the life, culture, and art of Australian Aboriginal families. Family members of all ages will enjoy Australian themed games and art activities. There will also be storytelling and didjeridu demonstrations along with scavenger hunts through the new fall exhibit, Kin and Country. Prizes and refreshments will also be provided. The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Directions: Take US Route 250 east towards Richmond to Pantops Mountain. Take the first right after State Farm Boulevard, at the stoplight (Worrell Drive). After entering the driveway take a right and follow straight up the hill to the white brick house with the circular drive. 12 to 3pm. $free. All ages welcome. Contact: Kluge-Ruhe Collection. Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/244-0234.

Saturday, Oct. 6
OKTOBERFEST - STAUNTON
Frontier Culture Museum.Enjoy traditional German Oktoberfest with music, dancing, foods, beverages, children’s activities and fun contests. Frontier Culture Museum. Directions: take I-64 toward Staunton, then I-81 North, exit 222 and follow signs. 9am to 9pm. All ages welcome. Email: info@fcmv.virginia.gov. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-332-7850.

Saturday, Oct. 6
HELP HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Good deed doing for Habitat for Humanity with the Outdoor Adventure Social Club. $2, plus membership. 9am. Fontaine Research Park. 434/760-HIKE.

Saturday, Oct. 6
HIKING
Enjoy a hike with members of the Outdoor Adventure Social Club. $5, plus membership. 9:30am. Fontaine Research Park. 434/760-HIKE.

Saturday, Oct. 6
OLD FARM DAY AT PLEASANT GROVE
Celebrate Virginia's farming heritage on the banks of the Rivanna: arts, crafts, batteaux, demonstrations, entertainment and exhibits. Rain date: Sunday, October 7. Pleasant Grove, Rt. 54, Palmyra, VA. 10 to 4pm. $3, children 12 and under free. Email: oldfarmday04@aol.com. For more info call: 434/589-9405.

Saturday, Oct. 6
SILENT AUCTION & BBQ
Aldersgate United Methodist Church presents an auction featuring door prizes, Carolina BBQ dinner, children's activities, crafts sale. BBQ $8. 10am-2pm. 1500 E Rio Road. 434/973-5806.

Saturday, Oct. 6
PET FUN
Bring your pet for an afternoon of fun, microchipping, nail trims, hospital tours, rehab equipment demonstration and pet photography. Free, 10am-2pm. Albembarle Veterinary Health Care Center, 445 Westfield Road. 434/973-6146

Saturday, Oct. 6
TRIBAL MUSIC ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL
The Dreamtime Project promotes cultural awareness by sharing tribal music played on instruments from Native America, Africa, Australia, and many other regions at the First Amendment chalkboard on the Downtown Mall. This performance is sponsored in conjunction with the weekend symposium, "Columbus: Myth and the American Dream Revisited." 6pm, free and open to the public. 434/295-4784.

Saturday, Oct. 6
MILITARY HISTORY COMES ALIVE
See both civilian and historic military history displays as well as one of only 10 remaining organ grinders and his monkey! Bagpipers, K-9 demos and much more at this annual event-- proceeds sponsor area scholarships! $5/ individual or family, today and tomorrow at Albemarle County Office Bldg., 401 McIntire Road. 434/296-5874.

Saturday, Oct. 6
RUSSIAN AMERICAN KIDS CIRCUS
The Paramount Theater.Trained by members of the legendary Moscow Circus, these artists fill the stage with a blur of spangles, dazzling audiences with breathtaking feats of balance, strength, and flexibility. Aged 6 to 16, the troupe and their acrobatics, synchronized unicycling, tightrope walking, artful juggling, daring aerial feats, and balancing acts amaze and astound. A synthesis of circus arts, theater, dance, music, and comedy, this high-energy, interactive show gives birth to an entirely new genre of entertainment sure to delight all ages! The Paramount Theater. Directions: Downtown Mall. 7pm. $25.50 Youth/Child, $29.50 to 40.50 adults. All ages welcome. Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/979-1333.

Saturday, Oct. 6
THE CCS ANNUAL ALL TERRAIN 5K RUN AT PEN PARK
Race begins in the CCS parking lot and continues through Meadowcreek Golf Course before ending at CCS. This race is fun and challenging for all experience levels. Walkers are welcome to join the fun! There will be awards for the first place finishers in each of the age groups and great grab bag prizes for lucky registered runners. Charlottesville Catholic School. 7am registration, race at 8am. $Early Bird Registration: $20 for individuals if received by 10/5, deeper Early Bird discounts are available for families with 3+ participants, $25 on race day. Available at CCS and Ragged Mountain Running Shop.. All ages welcome. Contact: Lisa Goutos. Email: development@cvillecatholic.org. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/964-0400.

Saturday, Oct. 6
FLIPPIN-SEAMAN'S APPLE BUTTER MAKING FESTIVAL
City folks can watch apple butter being made the old-fashioned way. Live music, pick your own pumpkins, pony rides (11am-2pm), games, food, clown, crafters, and more. 10am-5pm. Free admission. Rt. 250 west to Rt. 151 south, right on Rt. 56 west for about 6 miles, Flippin-Seaman on left. 434/277-5824.

Saturday, Oct. 6
GREENFIELD FARM FALL FESTIVAL
Kids of all ages can enjoy hayrides, meet farm animals, and play in the five-acre corn maze at the Greenfield Farm Fall Festival. Toddlers can romp in the straw play area. Pumpkins to pick, too. 10am-6pm. Dairy Road (RT 633), 2 miles North of Ruckersville off Rt. 29. 434/985-7653.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
EARLYSVILLE POTTERY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE
Open house to celebrate 10 years of the pottery studio in Earlysville. Work by local potters Suzanne Crane, Becky Garrity, and Sara Schneidman. Refreshments. Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm. 4225 Earlysville Road. 434/973-7943.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
THE GREAT AMERICAN HISTORY WEEKEND
The 11th Annual Great American History Weekend features historical displays starting from the Jamestown period to the present. Special features this year will be one of only 10 remaining old time organ grinders with his monkey! See a presentation on Battlefield Archeology and the use of metal detectors to find lost relics, a display of 19th-century horse-drawn funeral coaches, display of military soldiers from all times with their equipment and way of life. Proceeds will sponsor area scholarships as well as aid the family of Deputy Sheriff Eric Sutphin who was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 21st 2006. The Albemarle County Office Bldg. at 401 McIntire Rd Charlotesville. Directions: Intersection of McIntire Rd and Preston Ave. 9am to 5pm. $$5 per family or individual. All ages welcome. Contact: Jim Bond. Email: bondj@albemarle.org. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/296-5874.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
PLANTATION COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT MONTICELLO
The sights and sounds of the early 19th century come to life on Mulberry Row, the plantation “street” along which Monticello slaves lived and labored. Costumed artisans interpret the trades and domestic skills practiced by Jefferson's enslaved and free workers. Monticello. 10am to 4pm. $included with admission. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/984-9822.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
OAKENCROFT FALL FOLIAGE CELEBRATION
Oakencroft Vineyard.Tasty snacks and delicious soup. Tours, tastings of all the premier wines. Barracks Road. Directions: 1486 Oakencroft Lane. From Route 29, go west on Barracks Road for 3.5 miles (Barracks Road becomes Garth Road). Look for the Grape logo sign on your right. The entrance and Oakencroft sign will be on your left. 11am to 5pm. $8 includes wine glass. All ages welcome. Email: mail@oakencroft.com. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/296-4188.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
GIRLS IN SCIENCE CAMP IN - RICHMOND
Science Museum of Virginia. Middle-school girls team up with professional women scientists to confront challenges and find solutions to common problems faced by scientists and engineers. Science Museum of Virginia. Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Reservations are required. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 804-864-1400.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
CHARLOTTESVILLE AND UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HYMNS & HIGHLANDS - FEATURING DAVID COLWELL, VIOLIN
The UVA McIntire Department of Music invites you to come see this unique blend of talented University students and community musicians in what will surely be an unforgettable experience. Old Cabell Hall, UVa. Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3:30pm. $11-$28. Contact: UVA McIntire Department of Music. Email: music@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/924-3984.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
ANNUAL FALL FIBER FESTIVAL AND SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Highlights of this early autumn celebration of rural life in the Virginia Piedmont include weavers and spinners, sheep shearing (kids can get up close and really see what is happening), border collie demonstrations, workshops on the various aspects of using natural fibers and many of the animals that provide the wool. There will also be Scottish dancing, music, and bagpipes. Festival-goers get a discount on tours of Montpelier. Montpelier. Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station VA 22957. Sat: 10 to 5pm; Sun: 10 to 4pm. $5/adults, children under 16 free. All ages welcome. Email: fallfiber02@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/296-8533.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market.Everything apples!!! 20 varieties of apples to choose from, with pick your own available. Apple cobbler and apple caramel sundaes can be enjoyed while sitting on the front porch or listening to the music each day from 1-3pm. For the kids there is the barrel train, antique tractors, an apple pitch and room to run. Hot dogs and country ham sandwiches available for lunch. Wagon rides around the farm scheduled for every 1/2 hour. No admission fee. Winchester Virginia . Directions: 3035 Cedar Creek Grade. Sat. 9 to 5pm, Sun. 10 to 5pm. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-662-1980.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7
APPLE DAYS CRAFT SHOW - WAYNESBORO
Held under the covered sidewalks of Willow Oak Plaza on Broad Street, the Apple Days Craft Show features more than 100 particpants from all over the United States. The juried show features crafts for sale ranging from jewelry and Christmas ornaments to quilts, fine art and handmade furniture. Watch apple butter making, sip cider, eat homemade apple dumplings and enjoy live entertainment. Willow Oak Shopping Plaza, 901 West Broad Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980. 9:00 AM-5:00pm. Children Welcome. Tourism office: (540) 942-6644 email: crookshanksll@ci.waynesboro.va.us Website: www.waynesboro.va.us

Sunday, Oct. 7
ART AT THE BARN - MONTPELIER
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), located at James Madison's Montpelier in Orange, holds its first "Art at the Barn" party, featuring a live auction conducted by Wat Ellerson and paintings, drawings and photographs by local and regional artists. $25/advance, $35/gate. Black Barn on East Gate Road at Montpelier. 434/409-4102.

Sunday, Oct. 7
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORIAN DISCUSSION & PUBLIC FORUM
Native American historian and professor Ward Churchill joins Natsu Taylor Saito, Derrick Jensen, and Dana Lyons for a public forum and group discussion at Live Arts, the conclusion of the weekends' "Columbus: Myth and The American Dream Revisited" symposium. Free. 7pm. Live Arts, 123 Water St. 434/242-0905.

Sunday, Oct. 7
HIGH CABLES & ZIP LINE
Challenge yourself with members of the Outdoor Adventure Social Club. $33, plus membership. 11:45am. Parking Lot on Market St. between 7th and 8th Sts. NE. 434/760-HIKE.

Sunday, Oct. 7
IRISH SOCIAL DANCE
Blue Ridge Irish Music School sponsors an Irish social dance. Beginners and spectators welcome. $7/door; $5 BRIMS members; $4 / $2 BRIMS members under 16. Beginner instruction, 6:30pm. 214 Community Arts Center, 214 Rugby Road. www.BRIMStunes.org

Wow! Busy weekend! Enjoy!

Karen
www.move2va.com

2 comments:

maiaoming said...

Wow - thanks for this list - do you do this every week? Awesome!

Karen J. Kehoe said...

Yes, I usually publish it on Thursdays. I search several different local community calendars to put together a comprehensive list of events. I'm really glad you like it! Thanks for posting!

--Karen