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Monticello Holiday Wreath Workshop

Dec 1, 2011 - Dec 3, 2011 12/01: 10am; 12/02: 10am; 12/03: 9:30am & 2pm

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
These ever-popular workshops, in their 25th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath. Janet Miller, Lou Hatch, and Maggie Stemann Thompson will lead participants through the process in these three-hour workshops. All materials (straw wreath forms, pins, wire, etc.) will be provided, including a cornucopia of natural materials. Bring hand pruners. All workshops will be held at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center. Reserved tickets are required and can be purchased beginning Nov. 8 through the website or by calling (434) 984-9881.

(434) 984-9881

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

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)

434 977 1025

Monticello Holiday Evening Tours

Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 22, 2011 5:45pm and 6:00pm

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
These 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. Tours begin at 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on each date. $45; reserved tickets are required.
Please note: Holiday Evening Tours are not recommended for children under age 6. Portions of this tour are not handicapped-accessible.

Annual Barracks Road Holiday Parade

Nov 25, 2011 9:30am

Barracks Road Shopping Center
In line with its holiday tradition, Barracks Road is hosting the Annual Barracks Road Holiday Parade, November 25, 2011.
As we kick off the season with Santa Claus, colorful floats, costumed characters and many other community members; we are reaching out to non-profit and all for-profit groups to join us in this free and festive event. This will be a great opportunity for school bands, choir groups, performance groups and other family-friendly community groups to participate, increase awareness and get more involved in the community.
Interested groups contact Julia Preusser, by October 15, 2011, Barracks Road Marketing Office, 1117 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or via fax at 434-296-3563

* Participating organizations must be family-friendly. Barracks Road Marketing reserves the right to refuse participation

Julia Preusser (434)977-9234

Graves' Mountain Lodge 4th of July Celebration

Jul 4, 2011 4pm - 10pm

Graves' Mountain Lodge, 3626 Old Blueridge Turnpike, Syria, VA 22743
4th of July Celebration beginning at 4:00 p.m. with pony rides and face painting. Food for sale from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Music with "Jimmy O" from 6 to 8:00 p.m. and fireworks beginning around 9:00 p.m.

Graves' Mountain Lodge 540-923-4231

Fathers Day Breakfast Buffet

Jun 19, 2011 8am - 11:30am

Stanardsville Fire Department, Celt Rd, Stanardsville
Sunday, June 19th, 8-1130, All you can eat Father's day breakfast buffet,Standardsville Fire Department, Celt Rd. A bargain at $7. Come out and support your local volunteer firefighters.

Robert Townsend 434-996-6285

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 23, 2011 10am

Grace Baptist Church
Free Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages! Join us for games, egg hunts, a time machine ride, and much much more!
Grace Baptist Church is located at 3764 Pritchett Lane Charlottesville, VA.

Bree King 434-975-0260.

St Patrick's Day Dance

Mar 19, 2011 9pm

Barboursville Fire Department
Join us at the Fire Department on March 19 and enjoy the band Borderline.

Nancy 540-832-5107