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NOVEMBER 2017 Artisans Studio Tour


Check out our online calendar for more local family events and fun!

Thanksgiving Weekend at Wintergreen

November 22–26 at Wintergreen Resort Traditional feasts, the grand illumination of the courtyard, holiday workshops and family fun. 325-8180,

9th Annual Earlysville Turkey Trot 5K & Kids Half-Mile Run

November 23, 8:30am kid’s race, 9am 5K at 601 Earlysville Green, Earlysville Kids can participate in a free half-mile race, and walkers are welcome to join in the festivities. Strollers welcome at the back of the pack. No dogs please.

36th Annual Boar’s Head Turkey Trot YOU CAN HELP! November 23, 9am at Boar’s Head Inn Run or walk the annual 5K course to raise money for the UVA Children’s Hospital. No pets, please. Early registration is recommended. 972-7454,

Blessing of the Hounds

November 23, 10–11am at Grace Episcopal Church Enjoy a brief blessing ceremony, with bagpipes, a soloist, hounds and horses, cider, donuts and the beginning of the hunt. No pets allowed on church grounds. 293-3549,

SPECIAL EVENTS Special Night for Special Needs

November 3, 5:30–7:30pm at Children’s Museum of Richmond - Central Children who have special needs and their families can enjoy an evening with a reduced number of visitors and adapted materials. Recommended for children ages 10 and under. 804-474-7012,

InLight Richmond

November 3, 6–7pm lantern making, 7pm parade at West Broad Street, Richmond Over a hundred artists and artist collectives display light-based art and performances across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites. Begins with a community lantern parade.

Montpelier Hunt Races

November 4, 9am–6pm at James Madison’s Montpelier Experience world-class steeplechase horse races. Enjoy the Jack Russell Terrier races, kids’ stickhorse races and Vendors Row. Ivy Publications is a proud sponsor! 540-672-0027,

17th Annual Apple Harvest Festival

November 4, 10am–5pm at Rural Ridge Orchard, North Garden Visit with vendors from the farmers market, enjoy hayrides, live music, cider tasting, workshops with artisans, Apple Pie Contest and more. 297-2326,

Family Day at the Virginia Film Festival

November 11, 9am–3pm at UVA Art Grounds Families can enjoy free screenings of familyfriendly films including “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” free arts-inspired workshops, drop-in toddler activities, an outdoor Interactive Arts Festival and more. 982-5277,

Percy Jackson Fall Festival

November 11, 10am–1pm at Amazement Square Genworth Education Center, Lynchburg Experience the camp for demigods, inspired by the Percy Jackson book series. Campers will make shields, taste healing ambrosia and more. 845-1888,

Dominion GardenFest of Lights

November 24–January 8, 5–10pm at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. See page 14.


November 2017

November 11–12, 10am–5pm at Albemarle and Nearby Counties Tour Central Virginia to see 45 artisans at work in 24 studios. See the work in process, and get a detailed look at the lives of these local artisans. Ivy Publications is a proud sponsor! 823-1882,

Greek Fest and Bake Sale

November 17 at Greek Orthodox Hellenic Center Traditional Greek foods served for lunch and dinner with lots of Greek pastries and goodies. Enter the raffle for great prizes. 295-5337,

VETERANS DAY Veterans Day at Highland

November 10, 1–4pm at James Monroe’s Highland The UVA Army ROTC Cadets and the Buford Middle School band will perform as part of a free ceremony in salute to veterans. Family activities will be offered following the ceremony. 293-8000,

Veterans Day Weekend at Monticello November 10–12, 8:30am–5pm at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Free admission for U.S. veterans. 984-9800,

Veterans Day Weekend at James Madison’s Montpelier

November 10–12, 9am–5pm at James Madison’s Montpelier During Veterans Day Weekend, Montpelier offers all active/retired military guests free house tours. 540-672-2728,

5th Annual Salute to Hometown Heroes November 11 at Carter Mountain Orchard Celebrate Hometown Heroes—fire, rescue, police and military. See vehicles on display and visit booths honoring and providing services for those who serve and have served. All hometown heroes (with ID) will receive discounts. 977-1833,

Veterans Thank You Day

November 11, 10–11am, 11am–3pm music at Saunders Brothers Farm Market Paul Saunders shares veteran stories told to him by locals with hopes you will come and share your testimony, too. Live music by David Matthews of Lovingston from 11am–3pm. 277-5455,

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM November 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 11

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM November 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 11