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First Night Virginia

Dec 31, 2011 1pm-12am

Charlottesville Downtown Mall
Every year on New Year’s Eve, thousands of people come to the Downtown Mall to take part in this fun-filled celebration of the arts, a Charlottesville tradition now in its 30th year. This year's event offers music, comedy, juggling, a KidFest, midnight ball drop and more! Kids under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at

Liz Eure

Celebrating Women-Owned Businesses

Oct 8, 2011 3pm - 7pm

Club House at Western Ridge Sub-division in Crozet
Meet and Greet women making a difference in your community. Support local businesses.

Debbie Crosby-Louis


Oct 1, 2011 10am - 1pm

Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department 141 Irish Road Scottsville, VA 24590-0381
The Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department is proud to announce a special event free to the public. We invite all to help us celebrate 75 years of volunteer service. This family fun event is to occur on Saturday October 1, 2011 at Station 7 located in Scottsville Virginia at 141 Irish Road across from the Food Lion. From 10 am to 1 pm people of all ages are encouraged to attend. Events planned are:

Fire Trucks will be on display
Pictures with kids in fire gear next to the fire engine
Public education materials for kids
Extrication demonstration
Time line board with the history of the fire department
Raymond Thacker speech - founding member since 1936
Senior members with 30+ years speeches
Smoke detector signup for free smoke detectors

Established in 1936, the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department provides fire and ems first responder services to the town of Scottsville, Virginia and surrounding counties. Located in southern Albemarle County the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department is an all-volunteer department with over 50 trained members. They serve over 300 square miles and over 10,000 residents. Their main service area is southern Albemarle County with first due areas in the surrounding counties of Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Nelson.

Adam Price

Iris Magazine Fall Release Event, Featuring Author Hannah Pittard

Oct 6, 2011 5pm - 7pm

U.Va. Women's Center, 1400 University Avenue
To celebrate the fall 2011 release of Iris Magazine, the Women’s Center is hosting a literary soiree! Receive your copy of Iris, mingle with other readers, and hear from author and Iris contributor Hannah Pittard (MFA Creative Writing ’07), as she reads from her new critically-acclaimed novel, The Fates Will Find Their Way. Iris subscribers will have the chance to win copies of Hannah’s book. Hannah Pittard is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction at DePaul University and an assistant editor at Narrative Magazine.

Mary Beth Lineberry, 434-982-2023

"Charlottesville's Promise 2011" Gala

Oct 29, 2011 7pm - 10pm

The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville
The “Charlottesville's Promise 2011” Gala is a celebration of 10 years of the Charlottesville Community Scholarship Program providing continuing education funding for our low- to moderate-income neighbors. The gala will feature great food from local restaurants, performances by Charlottesville High School Orchestra ensembles, U.Va. baseball head coach Brian O'Connor as our special guest speaker, the presentation of the inaugural “Charlottesville's Promise Award” to a prominent Charlottesville leader, and dancing to a DJ. Please email to receive your printed invitation. Tickets may also be purchased online at for $25 general admission or $75 supporter (underwrites attendance of two scholarship recipients, fair market value $40). You can get more information on CCSP through our website,; on Facebook; through Twitter (CvilleCSP); and on LinkedIn.

Lainie Rainwater

House Party 35th Year Celebration

Sep 29, 0011 6pm - 9pm

Paramount Theater
AHIP will honor and give thanks to the many supporters, volunteers, donors, and partners who work together to help keep our neighbors in need safe, warm, and dry in their homes. Over the last 35 years, AHIP had helped more than 3,000 our neighbors with housing rehabs, emergency repairs and affordable housing. Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres from Harvest Moon Catering, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Music by the Olivarez Trio.

Ravi Respeto 434-817-2447

GermanFest 2011

Sep 24, 2011 10am - 6pm

Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum, 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook VA 22660
Sept 24, 2011, 10am – 6pm, Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum, 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook
Celebrating the Germanic history of the Shenandoah Valley, GermanFest will feature educational events and observances of the German culture both historic and contemporary. Festivities include a beer and wine garden; German and American food; live music including an authentic German band and a bluegrass band; period skill demonstrations; military re-enactors; historical presentations; art and craft fair; children’s activities by the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum; and more!
Free Admission, $5/car parking.

For more information visit

Shelly Good-Cook

19th Annual Monacan Indian Nation PowWow

May 21, 2011 Saturday: 10am - 9pm; Sunday: 10am - 6pm

May 22, 2011 Saturday: 10am - 9pm; Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Monacan PowWow Grounds, Route 130, Elon, VA
Come join the Virginia Native People as we celebrate our Culture. Native Drums and Dancers in Full Regalia. Come and join a unique experience with the Natives who have inhabited this area for 1000's of years. Family Story-Telling and Native Arts and Crafts as well as Native vendors from throughout the Nation.

Pam Talbott - 434-941-2029

UVA Graduate Class Dining & Tour

May 21, 2011 6pm - 8:30pm

Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
UVA graduate students, family and friends are invited to a rare opportunity to experience Monticello after hours, enjoy live music and stroll the gardens at sunset during the peak of the spring season. Guests will be able to see four new interactive exhibitions, view Monticello’s new introductory film and take advantage of a private shopping opportunity at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center Museum Shop. The reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar featuring Virginia wines and Monticello Reserve Ale.

Tickets are $65. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at

Ticket Office: 434-984-9822

Walk the Other Lawn – UVA Graduation Event at Monticello

May 20, 2011 6pm - 8:30pm

Monticello - West Lawn
Join us for a dinner on Monticello’s West Lawn to celebrate a UVA graduation tradition. Graduating 4th-year UVA students, family and friends are invited to attend Walk the Other Lawn—a celebratory graduation dinner held on Monticello’s West Lawn, May 20, 2011, from 6-8:30 p.m.

•Experience a rare opportunity to view Monticello after hours
•Meet Mr. Jefferson
•Dine on Mr. Jefferson's West Lawn
•Enjoy live music and cash bar on the terraces of Monticello and the West Lawn
•Stroll the gardens at the peak of the spring season and experience sunset on the grounds of Monticello

Tickets are $75. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at

Ticket Office: 434-984-9822

An Evening with Andrea Wulf

Apr 18, 2011 6pm - 8pm

Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Monticello
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Garden Club of Virginia's restoration of the twenty oval flower beds and winding walk flower border, join us for an elegant garden party with award winning author Andrea Wulf. Enjoy informal tours of Monticello and the flower gardens, a champagne toast and heavy hors d'oeuvres on the West Lawn. Ms. Wulf will discuss her newly released book Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation.

The event begins with a book signing at the Visitor Center Museum Shop followed by a talk at the Visitor Center Theater.

$60 ($30 of your ticket represents a tax deductible gift to support the garden programs at Monticello). Reserved tickets are required. Purchase tickets online at or call (434) 984-9880.

Ticket Office: (434) 984-9880.

Jefferson Birthday Commemoration to feature TJF medalist Peter G. Peterson

Apr 13, 2011 10am

Monticello - Thomas Jefferson Foundation, West Lawn
Peter G. Peterson will be the featured speaker at Monticello's commemoration of Jefferson's 268th birthday at Monticello.
Peterson is the 2011 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Citizen Leadership, one of the highest honors presented by U.Va. and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Held in conjunction with Founder's Day at the University of Virginia, the ceremony includes music by the U.S. Army's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and a presentation of wreaths honoring Jefferson.

This event is free and open to the public (admission is required for house tours)

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 434.984.9822


Apr 17, 2011 6:30pm - 9pm

The Historical Lawn at the University of Virginia
Come join the Charlottesville-Albemarle and University of Virginia communities for balloons, a capella music, comedic improv, and a speech from Thomas Jefferson himself for one of the biggest Lawn phenomena of the Spring semester: a birthday celebration for Thomas Jefferson! Jeffersing will celebrate both Founder's Day and President Teresa Sullivan's Inauguration. This event was graciously sponsored through the N.J. & Margaret Sabato Academical Village Enhancement Fund.

Jeffersing Publicity Contact: 434.203.9394