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Free Play Day

Aug 21, 2012 9:30-11:30am

North Branch School, 221 Mickens Road, Afton, VA 22920
Children ages 3-5 and their parents are invited to a Free Play Day. There will be playground time, art activities, story time, and snack.

Cleo Keller, 540-456-8450


Holiday Houses

Dec 10, 2011 10:30am-11:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm both days

Dec 17, 2011 10:30am-11:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm both days

Virginia Discovery Museum
Come get crafty this winter at the Virginia Discovery Museum! Gingerbread houses are pre-assembled by museum staff for your little ones to decorate with candy, icing, and fun! Don't miss the chance to share in the joy of the season. Space is limited so register today. ($10/members, $13/non-members)

Erin
434 977 1025



Trunk N' Treat

Oct 30, 2011 TBA

Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene, 3056 Louisa Road, Keswick, VA 22947 (Rt.250 E. and Rt. 22 at Shadwell)
Bounce-N-Play, Games, Face Painting, Trunk N' Treating and more!!! Wear your costume and join in on the fun! Children to 5th Grade.

Stephanie Rhodes 434-295-5537


RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS ZING ZANG ZOOM

Oct 13, 2011 - Oct 16, 2011 Thursday & Friday: 7pm; Saturday: 11am; Sunday: 1pm and 5pm

John Paul Jones Arena
Zing Zang Zoom, Gold Edition combines astonishing thrills with the outlandish fun of the circus to create a show that pulls you right into the heart of the action! Thrilllusionist David DaVinci wows audiences with eye-popping illusions and mind-blowing transformations, all mysteriously interwoven throughout the show.

http://www.johnpauljonesarena.com/event_details.asp?id=393

1-888-575-8497


30¢ Kids' Day

Sep 30, 2011 9:30am - 5pm

Children's Museum of Richmond
In celebration of CMoR's 30th Anniversary, children's admission is only 30 cents on the 30th of each month at CMoR Central.

804-474-7000


Play Day

Aug 18, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am

North Branch School
Children ages 3-5 and parents enjoy story time, playground time, and art activities.

Cleo Keller
540-456-8450



10/40 Expedition: Quest for the Lost Window Summer Camp

Aug 8, 2011 - Aug 12, 2011 9am - 12:30pm

201 Monticello Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902
10/40 Expedition: Quest for the Lost Window Summer Camp is open to children ages 3-5 years old and in grades K-raising 5th. We will sing, dance, make crafts and learn about Jesus. Come join us for lots of fun. A snack and lunch will be provided.

Kendra Aylor
(434) 466-8851



"The Barber of C'ville"

Jul 23, 2011 4pm

The Paramount Theater
“The Barber of C'ville” is a wonderful way to introduce children and their families to the fun and magic of opera. This hour-long performance of excerpts in English from Rossini's witty The Barber of Seville features an interactive narration, lively printed educational materials, and souvenirs to take home.

Children will not only have the opportunity to experience live, professional opera - with a full orchestra, sets, and costumes - but they'll also get to see how an opera is put together. In between excerpts, they'll see a set move, lights and costumes changed, participate in a “Rossini crescendo”, conduct the orchestra, and much more. This is a great way to make opera accessible and fun for the next generation!

Morgan Pursley
434-293-4500



Community VBS

Jul 16, 2011 9am - 3pm

Angor-Hurt School, Charlottesville
Free VBS games, crafts and stories. 12-3 will be FREE lunch for PARENTS and KIDS! There will also be free bouncy houses!!

Sylvia Genchi
434-953-7685



Date Night Drop-Off

Virginia Discovery Museum (524 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902)
Date Night Drop-Off Program
Every Friday, 5:30-8pm
Ages 3-8
$20 Members / $25 Non-Members (sibling discount $5)

Drop your children off and have a night out of your own! This pre-registration drop-off program includes a craft, games, cheese pizza and carrot sticks, fruit juice, and lots of free time to play in the Museum! There is a cancellation fee of $10 after 12pm on the day before registered program and no refund for same-day cancellation. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara or Maggie to register, or email us vdmprograms@vadm.org or gallerymanager@vadm.org!


Sara Driskell or Maggie Patton: 977-1025 x 9


Date Night Drop-Off

Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm - 8pm

Virginia Discovery Museum (524 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902)
Date Night Drop-Off Program
Every Friday, 5:30-8pm
Ages 3-8
$20 Members / $25 Non-Members (sibling discount $5)

Drop your children off and have a night out of your own! This pre-registration drop-off program includes a craft, games, cheese pizza and carrot sticks, fruit juice, and lots of free time to play in the Museum! There is a cancellation fee of $10 after 12pm on the day before registered program and no refund for same-day cancellation. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara or Maggie to register, or email us vdmprograms@vadm.org or gallerymanager@vadm.org!


Sara Driskell or Maggie Patton: 977-1025 x 9


Kid*Vention

Aug 6, 2011 9am - 3pm

Charlottesville High School (1400 Melbourne Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901)
Kid*Vention
Saturday, August 6, 9:00-3:00pm
At Charlottesville High School
All Ages With Adult
Free!

Kid*Vention is the Museum's free family science festival, and this year kids and their families can take a trip down the Rivanna River and learn what we're doing to protect it, enjoy a planetarium show and fun astronomy activities, make their own mini-wind turbines and watch them spin, see sunspots through a solar telescope, play in a giant tub of oobleck, test the strength of some tiny materials, and more! You'll see plenty of hands-on activities, crafts and games. Kid*Vention will be on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 9am-3pm at Charlottesville High School. Sponsored by the Virginia Discovery Museum, WVPT, the City of Charlottesville, and Lite Rock Z95.1, this is one event your family won’t want to miss!


Sara Driskell or Maggie Patton: 977-1025 x 9


Forensics Day

Jul 16, 2011 10am - 12pm

Virginia Discovery Museum (524 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902)
Forensics Day
Saturday, July 16, 10:00-12:00pm
All Ages With Adult, Especially for 6 & up
Free with Admission or Membership

Become a CSI Expert! See how real scientists use evidence to solve a mystery. Learn how to extract DNA, analyze a soil sample from a suspect's shoe, and identify who wrote a ransom note. Chemists from UVa’s L.E.A.D. program will be on-site to demonstrate and assist with hands-on activities. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara or Maggie with questions, or email us at vdmprograms@vadm.org or gallerymanager@vadm.org!


Sara Driskell or Maggie Patton: 977-1025 x 9


Baby Boot Camp's Birthday Party!

May 11, 2011 9am

Pen park pavilions
Charlottesville's Baby Boot Camp is turning four! Please help us celebrate with a free Baby Boot Camp exercise class, followed by birthday cake, snacks, and presents for the lucky winners!

Kira Sullivan
(434) 953-6888



Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends

Jun 8, 2011 10am and 7pm

John Paul Jones Arena
Imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends! It’s as easy as counting “1-2-3 Imagine!” This high-energy musical will transport audiences to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It’s a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.

This imagination-inspired musical will make a stop at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday, June 8 for two performances only!

434-243-4960


The Cat in the Hat Visits Hooville

Mar 19, 2011 9:30am

The Omni Hotel and Paramount Theater
Come on down to the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 19th at 9:30 a.m and consider this your invitation to a Dr. Seuss Celebration! In fact, the Cat in the Hat will lead a parade from the shade of the Omni Hotel to the supremely paramount, Paramount Theater. Whether parent, child or teen, all are sure to enjoy “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That” on the big screen! We press all to come dressed as your favorite Cat in the Hat character!! And oh look, the first 250 families in attendance get a free book! Of this event, many are sure to adore. So come see why WVPT is … Your Source for PBS and More!

WVPT -- 540-434-5391


Orange County Fishing & Sportsman's Expo

Feb 19, 2011 Times Vary

Feb 20, 2011 Times Vary

Orange County High School, 201 Selma Rd, Orange, Va. 22960
A family event: Indoor Festival features vendors and exhibitors of fishing tackle, also lots of Kids activities including a trout fishing pond, coloring, casting kids contest, minnow races, Great food, a silent auction, and door prizes

Becky Gore - 540-223-0193


Kids in the Kitchen

Mar 19, 2011 11am - 1pm

Albemarle High School cafeteria
Get out and get active at the annual Kids in the Kitchen event hosted by the Junior League of Charlottesville March 19, 2011 from 9 am - 1 pm in the Albemarle High School cafeteria.

Children and parents are invited to this fun and FREE event geared towards teaching children how to healthy and fun lifestyle choices. The day includes cooking lessons, hands-on activities, fitness demonstrations, a Pilates station, smoothie station, and much much more!

ACAC, UVA Health Systems, and Blue Ridge Eco Shop are participating sponsors.

For an entire listing of events, visit us at www.jlcville.org

Lisa Stites, (913) 568-2263


AlbemarleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo

Feb 20, 2011 10am - 3pm

The Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville
Mark your calendar for the best event of the new year, Sunday, February 20, from 10am-3pm at the Doubletree Charlottesville! Camps for kids & teens from all over the East Coast! The annual AlbemarleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo helps parents get a jump on camp shopping. Meet exhibitors from camps offering horseback riding, sailing, sports training, travel, robotics and much more! With entertainment, giveaways and special kids' activities!

984-4713