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{our town calendar} Block Play

January 24, 10:30–11:30am at Crozet Library Through play with blocks, babies learn about math, physics and language, all while using their amazing motor and social skills. Ages 6–35 months. 434-823-4050,

Romp & Stomp

Starry Nights Under the Dome Now–February at UVA’s Rotunda. See page 19.

UVA Men’s Basketball

January 4, 11, 18, 20 & 28, February 5, 11, 19 & 29 at John Paul Jones Arena Come cheer on our ‘Hoos at home. 800-542-8821,

The Xperience Tennis Invitational

January 9–12 at The Boar’s Head Sports Club Xperience Special Olympics tennis at its best at this three-day tennis extravaganza. 800-932-4653,

Fee Free Day at Shenandoah National Park January 20 at Shenandoah National Park In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Shenandoah National Park is waiving all entrance fees.


January 2, 3:30–5pm at Central Library Celebrate the season by making some wintry wonders with LEGO blocks and vote for your favorite snowflake, while enjoying a tasty treat. 434-979-7151,

Life-Sized Candy Land

January 4, 2–4pm at Central Library Gum drops, licorice and lollipops, oh my. Wind up Winter Break with a sweet treat. Bring your family and friends for a life-sized version of Candy Land. 434-979-7151,

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

January 15, 4–5pm at Central Library Step inside the library to build and dress a snow person of your very own. Best for ages 5+. 434-979-7151,

TICKETS ON SALE NOW, Downtown Visitor Center


January/February 2020

Family Art JAMs: Clay Constructions

January 18, 1pm & 3pm at The Fralin Museum of Art Use the bronze sculpture by Marisol Escobar to construct an abstract sculpture from clay slabs. 434-243-2050,

January 30–March 5, Thursdays, 10:30–11:15am & 1:30–2:15pm at Central Library Play with your preschooler in this early literacy class of music, stories, drama, movement, art play and more. For 2to 5-year-olds with a caregiver. 434-979-7151,

Tinkergarten Class

January 30–March 19, 10:15–11:30am at Pen Park Children 18 months–5 years old are invited to meet outdoors to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together. 413-397-2800,

Handcraft Group

February 6, 10am–12pm at Scottsville Library Swap ideas, learn new skills or just enjoy the conversations. Bring a project in progress, or the supplies you need to get started. 434-296-5544,

Family Art Drop-In

February 10, 2–4pm at Crozet Library Stop by anytime during the two hours to create a hand-crafted token for a special someone. 434-823-4050,

Babies in Artland

February 11, 10–10:45am at The Fralin Museum of Art Designed for adult caregivers and their infant companions, this event invites conversation about works of art, with baby coos and cries encouraged. 434-243-2050,

Family Art JAMs: Wire Figures

February 15 at The Fralin Museum of Art After discussing small cowboy wire sculptures by Aboriginal Australian artist Johnny Perrurle Young, participants will use wire and paper mache to construct animal and human figures. 434-243-2050,

Picturebook Potpourri: Art in the Family

February 18, 3:30–4pm at Gordon Avenue Library Explore the wealth of childrens’ books by the Pinkney Family and then enjoy creating your own art piece. 434-296-5544,

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CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM January/February 2020  

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