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Horse and Hound Oktoberfest

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Horse & Hound Gastropub
625 W Main St

Live music on Friday and Saturday nights at Horse and Hound Gastropub for Oktoberfest! Get the schedule here.

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Black Comedy

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 8:00 pm at Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street

Four County Players is proud to present the riotous comedy, BLACK COMEDY, by Peter Staffer.

​In one hilarious act, the action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are to be on, the stage is the dark. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe, returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness, and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

This production is directed by Phil Horst, and is performed by a talented ensemble cast, with Robert Rydland as Brindsley, Shannon McClure as his fiancée, Carol, Stephanie Hess as Miss Furnival, Bill Smith as Colonel Melkett, John Wharton as Harold, Laura Mawyer as Schuppanzigh, Marty Moore as Clea, and Linn Wood as Bamberger. It features costume design by Edward Warwick White, scenic design by Michael Kneller, lighting design by Tracie Steger Skipper, and sound design by Carl Schwaner. Rounding out the production staff are Michelle Majorin as Producer, Sara Little Moore as Assistant Director, Linn Wood as Production Stage Manager, and Wendy Novicoff as Properties Designer.

BLACK COMEDY opens October 17, 2014, and runs weekends in the Cellar through November 2 (NO show on Halloween night). All tickets are only $12! The Cellar is Four County Players’ 60-seat black box theater, and reservations are highly recommended due to the limited number of seats. All tickets are general admission.

Four County Players is Central Virginia’s Longest-Running Community Theater, and prides itself on being a cultural destination for Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.  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.

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT DRALION

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 12:00 am at John Paul Jones Arena
295 Massie Road

Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion (pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.  Various show times October 22-26. See the schedule and GET TICKETS!

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Spirit Walk

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Oakwood Cemetery
Corner of Elliot and Oak Street

As the air begins to cool and the trees shed their leaves, the spirits of former citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County gather one last time before consigning themselves to the grave for the long, cold winter. Join the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society on its 20th Annual Spirit Walk to meet these memorable residents from our community’s past. Come learn their stories as they are vividly brought to life before you.

For the first time in the history of the Spirit Walk, you will be guided through Charlottesville’s historic Oakwood Cemetery.  Officially opened in 1864, Oakwood is the final resting place of many citizens, both well-known and long-forgotten.  On Friday, October 24th, and Sunday, October 26th, join us at the Oak Street entrance for a tour of this interesting cemetery.

Step back in time as you are guided through Charlottesville’s historic Court Square on Saturday, October 25th.  Included in this tour is the courtroom trial of Stuart Bailey who was accused of killing his brother-in-law, City Treasurer, John Walters.  Court Square tours begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, which is located in the McIntire Building on 2nd Street NE.

Dates/Times:

Friday, October 24th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)

Saturday, October 25th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Court Square)

Sunday, October 26th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)

Tours depart every 15 minutes and last approximately 1.25 hrs. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights to Oakwood Cemetery.  Please wear comfortable footwear.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at www.albemarlehistory.org or by phone (434) 296-1492. Large groups are encouraged to make reservations by phone. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Tickets go on sale September 15th. Online ticket sales close at noon on the day of the event. Please note no refunds will be given.

If you have questions, please email admin@albemarlehistory.org.

The Spirit Walk is a fundraiser that supports the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to promote an appreciation of local history so that the past may shed light on the present and the future.

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10th Annual Timo’s Memorial 5K

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 7:30 am at Pleasant Grove
1730 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

Register TODAY at www.ACTIVE.com!

The 10th Annual & FINAL Timo’s Memorial 5K to benefit Fire & Rescue at Pleasant Grove is this Saturday, October 25th! Register online atactive.com– or on-site race morning between 7:30 and 8:45.

The first nine Timo 5K’s have raised a cumulative $43,000. The goal for this 10th & Final Timo5K is to top $50,000– and YOU are going to help accomplish that! All proceeds are donated to Lake Monticello Volunteer & Rescue and Palmyra Volunteer Fire Company, in loving memory of my son Timo Husted Wright.

17-year old Timo left this earth October 20.2000, dying instantly of massive head injuries in an automobile accident on Route 53 in Fluvanna County, VA. He had just finished cross county practice at beautiful Pleasant Grove (where this event has been held since 2005) and was on his way to his after-school job just a few miles away. When the first responders from Lake Monticello Fire & Rescue and Palmyra Fire Company arrived on the accident scene and realized there was nothing more they could do– they DID do something. The group of ten formed a circle around Timo’s body, joined hands, and raised up prayers for Timo. his family and the community. I have never forgotten that image (could you?). A “Circle of Love & Prayer” is held prior to the start of every Timo 5K.

This special event celebrates family, friends, community, joy of movement, and each precious day of life. Timo’s brilliant, joyful, kind, compassionate and loving spirit lives on!

Blessings to you & your family of health, happiness, gratefulness & love,

Angell Husted
Timo’s Mom and Founder/Director, Timo’s Memorial 5K Fund

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Pancakes for Parkinsons

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

University of Virginia students will host the eleventh annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00am to 2:00pm before the home football game against UNC. Pancakes for Parkinson’s is a free pancake breakfast held on UVa’s historic Lawn organized to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. All proceeds are donated to the foundation, which works to aid research and increase awareness about Parkinson’s disease. more details here.

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Skeeter’s Maze Adventure

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

Corn Maze fun for the whole family every Saturday & Sunday!  All proceeds benefit Camp Light! Hours are 10 to 4 Saturdays  and 12 to 6 Sundays.

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Pints for Pups

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm at Star Hill Brewery
5391 Three Notch'd Rd

Please join us for our second Crozet dog park fundraising event. Following on the great success of our Pints for Pups summer event, Starr Hill Brewery is hosting “Pints for Pups: the sequel” on Saturday, October 25th. Starr Hill will donate a $1 for every pint purchased. Please plan to join us with your favorite pooch, out on the Starr Hill patio. See you there!

Halloween

Downtown Safe Halloween

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E Main Street

The annual “Downtown Safe Halloween” event will take place Saturday, October 25, from 2 – 5 pm at the Ntelos Wireless Pavilion located on the downtown mall. This fun, family-friendly “Monster Bash” themed event features the Virginia Giant monster truck, a 27′ high sabertooth tiger inflatable slide, entertainment, games, make and take crafts, costume contests and much more! The event concludes with safe trick or treating on the downtown mall at participating stores. The event is free and open to the public!

Event Schedule

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Monster truck and fire truck displays, inflatable slides, entertainment, games, make and take crafts and more!
  • 3:15 pm Costume contest ages 1-6
  • 3:45 pm Costume contest ages 7-12 and Family
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Safe trick or treating on the Downtown Mall

This year’s event is sponsored by Charlottesville Parks & Recreation and BAMA Works. For more information please call (434) 970-3260 or visit www.charlottesville.org/parksandrec.

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Twizted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

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Skeeter’s Maze Adventure

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

Corn Maze fun for the whole family every Saturday & Sunday!  All proceeds benefit Camp Light! Hours are 10 to 4 Saturdays  and 12 to 6 Sundays.

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Ashton’s Coat Drive

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Seminole Square Shopping Center
2619 Hydraulic Road

We invite you to join us for some family fun and to celebrate Ashton’s 14th Birthday for a great cause! Ashton requests that everyone bring a coat to donate for a child in need. If you can not donate a coat then donate a book for the pediatric floors at our local hospitals! Ashton has spent many days in both hospitals and knows what it is like to be there and want something to do, or to have someone read you a story!! A year ago Ashton had braces he had to walk with, today he walks with his cane and is working hard to get stronger every day! I am proud to say that my son has the most beautiful heart and stands tall and proud in support of what he believes in and works toward! Please show your support with Ashton for the families in our area who could use a helping hand this winter!!
We will sing Happy Birthday to Ashton between 2 and 3 pm and hope you will all be there for that!!!

Please pass this email address to anyone who may be in need of a coat!! ashtonswish@aol.com

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Halloween Spook-Tacular

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall
1600 Rio Raod

Come out and join Sherry Taylor this Sunday, October 26th for Charlottesville Fashion Square’s Halloween Spook-Tacular. 1-3pm crafts and balloons. From 2-4 register for the costume contest and Trick-or-Treat from store to store. Then from 4:30-5:30 it’s the kids costume contest with great prizes! Find Charlottesville Fashion Square on Facebook.

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Homebrew for Hunger

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Fifth Season Gardening
900 Preston Ave

Grab your growlers and your brewing buddies… Homebrew for Hunger is coming back to Charlottesville!

Join us on Sunday, October 26th from 1 pm-5 pm at Fifth Season Gardening on Preston Avenue to sample a wide variety of craft beers from local homebrewers and area craft breweries.  Whether you enjoy brewing your own, or just drinking the good stuff, this is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with folks who really know their beer.

With over 80 craft beers flowing from the taps of over 40 local hobby brewers, Homebrew for Hunger Charlottesville is the place to be for beer lovers. You can also try small batches from craft brewers from across the region including Three Notch’d, Devils Backbone, Starr Hill, Champion, and Blue Mountain.

All proceeds will go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  We are pleased to be supporting them in their mission to provide nutritious food for people in need.  The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank distributes to 25 counties and 9 cities in central and western Virginia through a network of community organizations.  Check out their website, www.brafb.org, to find out more about their awesome projects.

Get your tickets NOW!

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Benefit Gospel Choir Concert

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at The Haven
112 West Market Street

Join gospel choirs “Voices of Unity” and “Anointed Voices” for a benefit concert on Sunday afternoon, October 26 at 3:00 in the sanctuary at The Haven (112 West Market Street) in downtown Charlottesville. A free-will offering will be taken, and all donations and proceeds will benefit PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry).
“Voices of Unity” is a group of singers under the direction of Kevin Reid from several Esmont area churches, including New Green Mountain Baptist Church and Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, as well as The Way of The Cross Baptist Church in Palmyra.
“Anointed Voices” sings at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Esmont under the directorship of Rev. Lindsay Baker.

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Twizted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

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Quit Smoking Charlottesville

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at The Charlottesville Free Clinic
1138 Rose Hill Dr

Thursday’s now through November 20th at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department, entrance #3 from 5-6pm. A free support group to help you quit smoking! Details here.

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Twizted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

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Skeeter’s Maze Adventure

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

Corn Maze fun for the whole family every Saturday & Sunday!  All proceeds benefit Camp Light! Hours are 10 to 4 Saturdays  and 12 to 6 Sundays.

Twisted Creations 2014 ~ 620x400 DL

Twizted Creationz Haunted Attractions

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Creative Works Farm
107 Creative Works Lane

What began as a fun Halloween party for the kids has turned into an annual tradition of scaring away cancer at Twizted Creationz Haunted Forest! In addition to giving all that dare enter a good scare, we at Twizted Creationz are proud to donate our proceeds to Creative Works Farm’s Camp LIGHT, a project that will provide a week of camp fun every summer for special needs kids and at-risk kids, at no cost to their family. Come out and join us for a night of fun and clean scares! Help make the lines move faster by getting your tickets on line!

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