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{our town calendar} Too Much Stuff: What Kids Actually Need

February 8, 9–11am at Our Neighborhood Child Development Center Learn how to evaluate materials, minimize the amount of stuff and maximize learning. 434-202-8639, ourneighborhood.community

Nonviolent Communication Community of Practice

February 20, 6:15–7:45pm at Our Neighborhood Child Development Center A session supporting the development of skills through practice exercises and exploration of personal communication challenges. 434-202-8639, ourneighborhood.community

OPEN HOUSES Explore the Past Through Archaeology

February 8, 10am–12pm at Monticello. See this page.

Oakland School Open House

January 20, 10am–12pm at Oakland School 434-293-9059, oaklandschool.net

Covenant School Coffee With Head of Lower School and Open House Is Your Family Getting Enough Sleep?

January 11, 9–11am at Our Neighborhood Child Development Center In this hands-on workshop, families are supported in creating a custom sleep plan for their child so they get the sleep they need to be able to grow, play and learn. 434-202-8639, ourneighborhood.community

Grandparents Class

January 11, 10am–12pm at UVA Hospital Prepare for the addition to your family by learning what’s new in labor, delivery and baby care. Review basic safety tips and the latest in baby gear. 434-924-9920, uvahealth.com

Parent’s Survival Night

January 18, 6:15–9:15pm at The Little Gym Parents get a night off while the kids have fun. An evening of gymnastics and tumbling followed by a pizza party. 434-975-5437, thelittlegym.com

Respectful Parenting Support Group

January 19 & February 16, 3:30–5pm at Our Neighborhood Child Development Center Join other parents and caregivers in supporting each others’ journey in respectful parenting. 434-202-8639, ourneighborhood.community

Sibling Class

February 8 at UVA Hospital A one-session class for children who are expecting a new sibling. Interactive play teaches about life with a new baby in the home. 434-924-0000, uvahealth.com

Pregnancy Prep Workshop

February 8, 8–11am at ACAC Adventure Central Registration fee includes mom and birth partner, and the class is limited to five couples. womeninmotionwellness.com

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January/February 2020

January 21, 8:30–9:30am at The Covenant School, Birdwood Campus 434-220-7330, covenantschool.org

United Christian Academy Open House January 21 at United Christian Academy 434-985-2947, ucacrusaders.com

Tandem Friends Admissions Information Session January 21 & February 10, 9–10:30am at Tandem Friends School Blue Room 434-951-9314, tandemfs.org

Field School Admissions Open House January 22, 9–11am at Field School 434-823-4353, fieldschoolcv.net

BLACK HISTORY MONTH Hemings Family Tour at Monticello

February, 1:30–2:30pm daily at Monticello A one-hour-and-45-minute small-group, interactive tour exploring the Main House and Mulberry Row through the stories of seven members of the largest enslaved family at Monticello. Ages 12+. 434-984-9800, monticello.org

Explore the Past Through Archaeology

February 8, 10am–12pm at Monticello Work with authentic artifacts and learn how archaeologists puzzle together pieces of the past to learn about the people who lived at Monticello. Ages 7–11. 434-984-9800, monticello.org

Seeds of Culture: Storytelling from Charlottesville

February 8, 3–4pm at Gordon Avenue Library Professional storyteller Page Hill of Seeds of Culture will bring to life stories from Charlottesville’s Black community and engage participants in a creative art project. For ages 6+. 434-296-5544, jmrl.org

Presidents’ Day Weekend

February 15–17, 10am–4pm at James Madison’s Montpelier Speciality tours include “Madison and the Constitution,” “Journey from Slavery to Freedom” and “Montpelier’s Enslaved Community.” 540-672-2728, montpelier.org

VALENTINE’S DAY Annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance

January 24, 9–10am at The Covenant School, Hickory Campus 434-220-7330, covenantschool.org

February 1 & 2, 1pm or 4:30pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday at Charlottesville Ballet Studios The afternoon will include a mini-performance, refreshments, Valentine decorating and plenty of dancing led by the dancers of Charlottesville Ballet. 434-227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org

Peabody School Winter Open House

Valentine’s Fun: Notes for Troops

Covenant School Coffee With Heads of Middle and Upper Schools

February 11, 9am–1pm at Peabody School 434-296-6901, peabodyschool.org

North Branch School Open House

February 11, 9:30–11:30am & 5:30–7:30pm at North Branch School, Afton 540-456-8450, north-branch-school.org

Renaissance School Open House

February 17, 9am–4pm at Renaissance School 434-984-1952, renaissanceschool.org

February 8 at Crozet Library Put those valentine making skills to use and make a note for a U.S. Military Service Person. Enjoy yummy Valentine’s Day treats. Grades 5–8. 434-823-4050, jmrl.org

UpFront: Evening of Romance

February 14 & 15 at Charlottesville Ballet Bring your valentine for an evening of romance. Watch the artists “up front” and enjoy complimentary wine by DuCard Vineyards and hors d’oeuvres by The Shebeen Pub & Braai. 434-227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org

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