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Maymont Mansion’s View From the Backstairs

February 2 & 3, 12–5pm at Maymont Mansion, Richmond See the mansion through the eyes of African American employees of 1893 and experience Richmond’s Gilded Age showplace from the perspective of those who worked there. 804-358-7166,

Drumcall & Friends Workshop

February 7, 4–5pm at Gordon Avenue Library Drum in Black History Month and groove to the beat of African drumming with drummer Whit Whitten. Learn how to celebrate with rhythm and sound. Ages 8–12. Registration recommended. 434-296-5544,

Kid’s Club Foxy Valentine

February 2, 10am–12pm at Michaels Drop in for Kids Club, where your little makers will make a Valentine’s craft. 434-971-1072,

Hemings Family Tour at Monticello

Daily in February, 1:45pm at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello A small interactive tour exploring both the Main House and Mulberry Row through the stories of seven members of the largest enslaved family at Monticello. 434-984-9800,


Let’s Go Explore the Past Through Archaeology

February 9, 10am–12pm at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello In honor of Black History Month, join Monticello archaeologists to discover how the enslaved community lived at Monticello. Kids and their favorite grown-ups will learn about what happens after excavation. For children ages 7–11. 434-984-9800,

Ezibu Muntu

February 16, 7:30pm at Piedmont Virginia Community College Celebrate Black History Month with highenergy drumming and dancing. A spectacular display of African tradition and artistic custom.

Bet You Can’t Eat Just One

February 21, 4–4:45pm at Northside Library Join the library for a savory Black History Month program. Learn about the invention of the potato chip and crunch on some samples. Ages 5–11. Registration required. 434-973-7893,

Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance

February 2 & 3, 1pm or 4:30pm Saturday & 2pm Sunday at Charlottesville Ballet Studios The afternoon includes a mini-performance, refreshments, treat decorating, Valentine decorating, dancing and special activities led by Charlottesville Ballet. Moms, dads, sons and daughters are welcome to attend. 434-227-7592,

Valentine’s Crafternoon

February 5, 4:30–5:30pm at Crozet Library Drop in to make a fun handcrafted token for a special someone. Registration required. 434-823-4050,

Father/Daughter Dance

February 8 & 9, 6–8pm at Carver Recreation Center Dads (Uncles and Grandpas, too), take your little Valentine out for a fun night of dancing. DJ and light refreshments provided. For daughters ages 12 and under. 434-970-3260,

Valentine’s Day Beading

February 9, 10am–4pm at Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center Get ready for Valentine’s Day. Beads and gift boxes will be available to decorate, as well as cards to practice calligraphy. 434-996-7282,

MAKEbreak: Slime Your Heart Out

February 9, 1–3pm at Michaels Fill slime with glittery mix-ins for a little valenslime fun. Supplies provided. 434-971-1072,

Date Night Drop-Off: Party Hearty


February 10, 10am–3pm at The DoubleTree Hotel Charlottesville. See page 19.


February 2019

February 15, 5:30–8:30pm at Virginia Discovery Museum Parents, enjoy a Friday night out to yourselves and let the Virginia Discovery Museum watch the kids. Kids will enjoy a pizza dinner, playtime in the Museum, Valentine-themed STEAM challenges and more. 434-977-1025,

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CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM February 2019  

Volume 20 Issue 2

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM February 2019  

Volume 20 Issue 2