Thursday, November 29, 2007

Events in Charlottesville & Central Virginia This Weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2007)

I found these items at The Hook's calendar:

- The Old Michie Theatre presents a puppet show version of The Three Bears. Original hand-sculpted marionette puppets perform in a fairytale stage setting with audience participation, lighting effects, and not-too-scary bears. Saturday at 11am, 2 and 4pm. $5. Reservations recommended.

- Crafty little elves ages 4 and up can create their own holiday house with edible materials at the Virginia Discovery Museum. Saturday 10:30am-11:15am. $8/members; $10/nonmembers. Registration required.

- Starting Saturday, families are invited to cut their own Christmas trees from Ash Lawn-Highland's fields of Virginia pine and cedar. This is not a tree farm, so choppers may have to do some hiking, and the trees are growing naturally, not shaped. Check in at the Gift Shop for directions to the cutting fields. Bring a saw and a rope to tie the tree to vehicle. Daily 11am-4pm.

- Monticello holiday tour: hour-long, small-group house tours, which include the Dome Room, offer visitors an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson's time, plus the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark. $40. Saturday 5:30pm and 5:45pm. Reserved tickets required.

- Photos with Santa Paws by portrait artist Kevin Blackburn at The Animal Connection. Santa hats, elf hats, and holiday dog wear will be available on site. No reservation necessary, first come first served. All pets should be well behaved and must be on leash. Sunday 1-4pm.

Yesterday the WINA website had these event listed:

- The Charlottesville Energy Fair will be held Friday at the Charlottesville Pavilion on the Downtown Mall.

- Tech Challenge State Championship (Robotics): Come see 48 High School Teams including the Monticello Mustangs compete at University Hall. Learn about First Robotics, a fun, hand on, team way to make meaningful connections with science, math, engineering and technology. Free Admission. Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm

- The Annual Piedmont Virginia Community College Pottery Club Sale will be held at PVCC's Dickinson Building Commons. Featured will be unique, handmade, high fired stoneware, priced to fit your holiday shopping budget. Free drawing for door prize. Cash sales only, please. Saturday 9am-12pm.

- Join the Outdoor Adventure Social Club for a Dog Friendly Hike, Sunday 10am-2pm. Meet at Fontaine Research Park. Cost is $5, plus membership.

- The Charlottesville High School Band presents their 67th Annual Winter Concert at Charlottesville High School. Free and Open to the public, Sunday 2pm-4pm.

- The Piedmont Virginia Community College chorus will perform its annual holiday concert on the main stage of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Admission is free and open to the public. Sunday 3pm-5pm.

Here's more fun I found at AlbemarleFamily's calendar:

- The 3rd Annual Timo's Memorial 5K, in scenic Pleasant Grove in Fluvanna. Proceeds will be donated to Lake Monticello Fire Rescue and Palmyra Fire in memory of Timo Husted Wright. Saturday at 10am.

- Drop & Shop: Bring your children to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to help decorate the facility decorating kennels, making ornaments, hanging stockings and other holiday fun. The SPCA will provide all craft needs, adult supervision and seasonal beverages and treats for a fun-filled afternoon. Saturday 10am to 2pm. $25 minium donation.

- Annual Holiday Bazaar at Waldorf School, children's activities, lunch, and entertainment. Saturday

- Brownsville Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday from 9am-1pm at Brownsville Elementary School.

- The Virginia Consort with The Virginia Consort Youth Chorale: Christmas music with organ, candlelight and decorations, and brass quintet. This concert is most appropriate for children school age and older. First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, Saturday 4pm and 7pm. $20, or $10 for students.

- Pancake breakfast and craft fair at Red Hill Elementary School in North Garden. Come enjoy breakfast, win a door prize and large selection of local crafters. Saturday 8am to 12pm.

- Victorian Christmas at Maymont Park in Richmond. Enjoy an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas: tea with Father Christmas, as well as storytelling, musical performances and living history demonstrations. Festive horse-drawn carriage rides and tours of the lavishly decorated Maymont House Museum, complete with a 12-foot Christmas tree. The festive afternoon concludes with an old-fashioned carol sing to fill you with good cheer and Christmas spirit. Sunday 12pm to 4pm.

- Charlotte's Web musical by The Black Box Players,over 75 adult and children actors. Burnley Moran School Auditorium. Friday & Saturday 7pm. Sunday 3pm. $8 reserved seating.

- The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra and the University Singers, under the direction of Conductor Michael Slon, will present its Family Holiday Concert. UVA's Cabell Hall Auditorium. Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3:30pm. $11-$25.

- UVa Women's basketball team takes on Fairleigh Dickinson! Free scoops of Ben & Jerry's ice cream to fans before tip-off courtesy of Albemarle Family. Stop by the AlbemarleFamily booth to meet our mascot Bumble and enter to win a prize! John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Sunday at noon.

- UVA Wind Ensemble holiday concert. They will explore new literature as well as perform the masterworks of the wind band era. Old Cabell Hall, UVA, Sunday at 8pm. $10 General /$5 Students /5ARTS$.

I found this event at the Louisa Arts Center's calendar:

- 'Tis The Season ~ Celebrating the Season. Festivities begin at 7 pm Saturday with the Tree Lighting, followed by caroling and a special performance by The Spirits to follow in the Center. Visit the gallery exhibit, the Children's Christmas Tree, enjoy refreshments. Free.

Lots of holiday music and shopping this weekend! Enjoy!


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