Happenings

woman running race

Turkey Trot Earlysville

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 8:30 am at Earlysville
600 Earlysville Forest Dr

The 6th Annual Earlysville Turkey Trot 5K & Kids Half Mile Fun Run 

RACE DAY: Thursday, November 27, 2014

START TIME: 8:30 AM – Free Kid’s Half Mile Fun Run ~ 9:00 AM – 5k Turkey Trot. Register here.

The Earlysville 5k Turkey Trot and FREE 1/2 Mile Kids Run benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Please help this worthy cause by bringing either a non-glass container of Almond Butter, Peanut Butter or Tuna Fish to packet pickup. These items are the most in need with even more emphasis on nutrient dense protein such as almond butter this year. Cash donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are also very helpful. As little as $1.00 will provide 4 meals. Donate $10-$100 and supply 40-400 meals! It is easy to donate cash during the online registration process. Just click on the Register Now button above to register for the race and donate cash to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

santa xmas shopping

Holiday Parade @ Barrack’s RD

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am at Barrack’s Road Shopping Center
Barracks Rd

Annual Barracks Road Holiday Parade
Friday, November 28th, 9:30am
Join us for an annual tradition going back more than 40 years as we celebrate the holiday season with
colorful floats, music, local community organizations,
costumed characters, merchant specials and more.

March in our parade!
Now accepting parade participation applications.
Contact Hillary Berman for details at 240-342-2164 or hillary@bermanevents.com.

carriage ride

Boar’s Head Holiday Open House

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Boar’s Head Pavilion
200 Ednam Drive

Walking Christmas Tree Tours
Throughout the day, pick up a map at the Inn Store and get details here.

Complimentary Nail Polish Changes at The Spa at Boar’s Head
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting with Early Mountain Vineyards
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Main Inn Lawn
5:30 p.m.

Complimentary Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

christmas tree

Grand Illumination on Downtown Mall

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Central Place Downtown Mall
110 Second St. NE

GRAND ILLUMINATION TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT CENTRAL PLACE

Join the holiday festivities as we celebrate the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at Central Place on the Downtown Mall! The tree will be lit close to 6pm – be sure to be Downtown early! Charlottesville City leaders and other personalities will countdown to throw the switch, but before and after there will be kid’s activities, seasonal music and carols. Santa’s helpers will host kid’s activities in Winter Wonderland! You may even enjoy an early snowfall! For more information email dbacville@aol.com.

wine

Deck the Halls

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Early Mountain Vineyard
6109 Wolftown-Hood Rd,

Mark your calendars & plan to get in the holiday spirit at Early Mountain Vineyards!! We will be hosting our annual Holiday Festival, Deck the Halls, on Saturday, November 29 from 10am-5pm. Shop over 30 local exhibitors and crafters for all of your Holiday gifting needs!  Not in the shopping mood? We will also have holiday music from Rick LaRue, Early Mountain mulled wine & chili, photos with Santa by Gitchell’s Studio, carriage rides from Harmon’s Carriages, the Madison County Barrel Train for the kids and much more!

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Sunday, November 30th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

toyliftlogonew

Toy Lift 2014

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm at Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall
1600 Rio Raod

Toy Lift 2014 is almost here! Mark your calenders for Friday, December 5th and come out and support our kids! Toy Lift accepts donations of new toys, books and bicycles for children ages 0-16. If you don’t know what to buy you can give money or visit the Amazon Wish List. Les, Sherry and Lisa from Z95.1 will be on hand at Toy Lift on Friday, December 5th at Charlottesville Fashion Square parking lot to encourage you to come out and give! We would love to see you! Get more details about Toy Lift 2014 here.

And if you would like to volunteer this year for Toy Lift, it’s not too late!

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

stars night sky

McCormick Observatory Public Night

Friday, December 5th 2014 - 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm at McCormick Observatory
600 McCormick Rd

This Friday is public night at McCormick Observatory from 9-11pm. Each public night includes observing with all of the telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations, museum exhibits, and tours of the Observatory. Please call (434) 243-1885 for the Public Night Information Line.

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Sunday, December 7th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

amahl hiRes w title

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 12:00 am at The Paramount Theater
215 E. Main St.

Now in its 37th season, the Ash Lawn Opera has established a new holiday tradition, with two performances of Gian Carlo Menotti’s perennial holiday favorite, Amahl and the Night Visitors on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at The Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville.  In English, an hour in length, and at accessible prices, this is an ideal way to introduce families to opera.

Ash Lawn Opera’s production of Amahl and the Night Visitors features principal singers from such prestigious theaters as Washington National Opera, a professional regional orchestra, children from Charlottesville’s Wilson School of Dance choreographed by Juanita Wilson Duquette, and local choristers prepared by Jeremy Thompson, Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church; all conducted by Kate Tamarkin, Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony at University of Virginia.

Ash Lawn Opera is deeply grateful to the generous support of:

BROWN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Performances:  Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at 4:30 and 7 pm

Tickets:  Youth:  $12, Students:  $16.50, Adults:  $27, 37, 45

Tickets available now at The Paramount Theater 434.979.1333 or www.theparamount.net

Education Programs free of charge for the community

Nov. 20 / 4 pm / Northside Library

Nov. 22 / 10:30 am / Virginia Discovery Museum

Dec. 2 / 4:30 pm / Crozet Library

Dec. 3 / 4 pm / Gordon Avenue Library

 

 

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

Football

Tailgate and Donate

Sunday, December 14th 2014 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at St. Anne’s-Belfield
2132 Ivy Rd

St. Anne’s-Belfield and VA Blood Services are teaming up for football, food, fun and donating blood on Sunday, December 14th from 9am-6pm. The event takes place at the Student Activity Center at the Upper Campus. More details email stab.gives.back@gmail.com,

Little Women Old-foursquare (1)

Little Women

Sunday, December 14th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County players presents LITTLE WOMEN, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted for the stage by Miller Murray Susen. The March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—along with their beloved Marmee, are awaiting Father’s return from the Civil War. As they try to make the most of a humble Christmas season and following year full of challenges, they learn together that family is the greatest gift of all.

LITTLE WOMEN runs weekends on the Mainstage now through December 14.  Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors & students, and $14 for children 12 & under. All Friday performances are half-price (half of a regular adult ticket).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 540-832-5355, visit our new website at www.fourcp.org, or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers.

Kenny Rogers for ~ 620x400 DL

Kenny Rogers with Special Guest Linda Davis

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Altria Theater
6 N Laurel St

Get your tickets now!

Known for instantly identifiable sweetly raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Kenny Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his storied 50+ years in show business. His long list of timeless classics includes an impressive 24 #1 hits – “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “She Believes in Me,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “We’ve Got Tonight” among them. Two of Rogers’ albums, The Gambler and Kenny, are featured in the About.com poll of “The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever”, and his Greatest Hits album has sold over 24 million copies worldwide to date.

Don’t miss him in Richmond on Dec. 17!

1 2

Latest Stories

in Black Friday, Entertainment

‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

Frosty the Snowman

Here's a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.

in Black Friday, Entertainment, National

Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

turkeypardon

The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

in Entertainment

Harrison Ford signs on to ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

harrisonford

The actor will reprise his 1982 role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

Sting, ‘Sesame Street’ set for Macy’s parade

thanksgiving

KISS, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Nick Jonas, and Idina Menzel are also set to take part in the 88th annual parade.

in Entertainment

LISTEN: Adam Sandler’s ‘Thanksgiving’ song

21-overlay

The comedian's infamous ode to turkey day!