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Publishers Robin Johnson Bethke Jennifer Bryerton Creative Director Robin Johnson Bethke Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Bryerton Technical Director Peter D. Bethke Senior Editor Sarah Pastorek Short Online Editor Jennifer Carroll Calendar Editor Ellen Sewell Graphic Design Barbara A. Tompkins Senior Advertising Consultant Susan Powell Advertising Consultants Carter Schotta, Jenny Stoltz Office Administrator Christine DeLellis-Wheatley Bookkeeping Theresa Klopp Interns Kathryn Jewusiak, Mary Allen Talley Circulation Manager Ray Whitson It’s a Community Thing! Help us keep this great resource up to date. It’s a community thing! Every effort has been made to make the Ultimate Go-To Guide the best, most accurate resource possible. However, businesses move, attractions close, websites change and hours vary. Our basic guideline for inclusion in the directory portion of the guide is, “Does this business or organization do something special for families with kids?” Although we’ve made every effort to make our Ultimate Go-To-Guide as comprehensive and accurate as possible, we encourage you to contact us online if you find a business missing and let us know. We’re always on the lookout for good information to share. While we may not be able to respond to all suggestions, we’ll take them to heart and review them with every revision we make. Thank you for your input, and happy trails! Please send your suggestions and/or comments to us at Ivy Life & Style Media, 4282 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 editor@IvyLifeandStyleMedia.com CharlottesvilleFamily™ Bloom magazine and its companion print publications are published by Ivy Life & Style Media. CharlottesvilleFamily.com™ is published weekly online at www.CharlottesvilleFamily.com, the weekly Newsletter is distributed via email, and this Ultimate Go-To-Guide is published in print format once a year along with the CharlottesvilleFamily™ Bloom magazine published in print format 6 times per year. The views and opinions expressed by the writers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of CharlottesvilleFamily™ Bloom magazine, its officers, staff or contributors. The information presented here is for informational purposes only and although every effort has been made to present accurate information, we do not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information or for the businesses and organizations presented herein. We urge all parents to confirm any information given herein and consult with your doctor or an appropriate professional concerning any information of question. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written consent of the publisher. Copyright ©2020. All rights reserved.

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Welcome to This past year, we celebrated our 21st year of CharlottesvilleFamily, an adventure that started when Robin, a soon-to-be first-time mom in 1998, imagined a way to collect and share the many wonderful resources and experiences she was finding in the Charlottesville community. She envisioned a hub to connect us all. With that vision, she created the AlbemarleKids.com website and within a year was joined by Jen as co-publisher and the rest, as they say, is history. We changed our name to AlbemarleFamily in 2004, introduced our lovable bee mascot, Bumble, and expanded the magazine from quarterly to 10 times per year, and soon after we advanced to a monthly publication. In 2012, we embraced the name of CharlottesvilleFamily to keep up with our community’s expanding views (and make life a little simpler for our out-oftown clients). In 2016, we added Bloom to our publication’s name, making it CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine; and then more recently, in 2019, we changed the magazine to bi-monthly. We’ve continued to add to our line of publications with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Ultimate Go-To Guide (in your hands), Charlottesville Welcome Book, Wine & Country Weddings and Wine & Country Life. The Ultimate Go-To Guide you have here first began as our annual Family Directory in 2001 and today has been blended with the popular daytrip book we published first in 2008 and again in 2009 called the Let’s Go Guide. It has become an even more exciting product for parents to have as an invaluable resource that will cover everything you may need from doulas to daytrips. Our goal in CharlottesvilleFamily is to be a parent’s ultimate resource, whether you are looking for great activities, parenting tips, local school news, daytrip ideas or guides to local family services. We do the research, leaving more time for you to enjoy the important stuff—like fishing and finger painting! At CharlottesvilleFamily, we are dedicated to “making parenting easier and growing up fun,” and it is our pleasure to serve you.

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out & about daytrips 13

home & pets 83 Builders Building Materials Décor & Accessories Electricians Garden Heating/Cooling Household Helpers Insurance Landscaping Lawyers Moving Services Outdoor Play Pet Adoption Pet Care Real Estate Professionals

family health services 97 Adoption/Foster Chiropractors, Family Counselors, Family & Child Dentists, Family Dentists, Pediatric Doctors, Ob & Gyn Doctors, Pediatric Doctors, Specialists

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Doulas Health Clinics Health Food Stores Hospitals In-Home Care Midwives Orthodontists Parenting Support/ Education Postpartum & Breastfeeding Practitioners, Other Referral Services Social Service Organizations Special Needs Services

celebrations & shopping 111 Arts & Crafts Supplies Baby Equipment Bakeries Bicycle Dealers Book Stores Catering Children’s Clothing, New Children’s Clothing, Used Collectors & Memorabilia Stores Costumes Entertainment Game & Hobby Stores Inflatable Rentals Kitchen Supplies Maternity Clothes, Gifts & Gear Music Stores Party Locations Party Planners Party Supplies Personalized Goods Photographers Play Equipment & Pools Specialty Foods Sporting Goods Toys, New Wellness & Safety


education & childcare 123 Day Care Services Educational Consultants In-Home Childcare Libraries Schools, Driver’s Ed Schools, Pre-School Schools, Private Schools, Public – High Schools, Public – Lower Schools, Public – Middle Schools, Special Needs Tutoring

kids’ recreation & family fun 137 Adventure Sports Amusement Centers Arts & Crafts Studios + Classes Baseball Basketball Camps Cinema Clubs Dance & Movement Educational Recreation Farms & Orchards Festivals Frozen Treats Golf Gymnastics & Cheerleading Health Clubs Historic Attractions Horseback Riding Martial Arts Mentoring Museums Music Lessons Musical Entertainment Nature Attractions Parks & Playgrounds Radio Entertainment Recreation Centers Recreation Organizations Science & Nature Skating Spectator Sports

Swimming Team Sports Tennis Theatres & Classes Theme Parks Travel Water Fun Winter Sports Zoos

organized chaos 78 home maintenance checklist 82

advertiser index 160

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Plan, Plan and Plan Some More! Consider your choices. Not every daytrip is the right outing for you. Some sites are easier to access than others. A few are rambunctious hands-on learning kinds of places that some kids might find overwhelming. Some are places where you look but don’t touch. Others may be wide-open spaces, and if your tot is in that crazy stage where keeping hold of them should earn you an Olympic medal, you probably want some walls to help manage your adventurer. Other destinations may have upsetting topics. For example, the Civil War is tough to explain to a preschooler, so use your judgment to choose the best outing for you.

Call ahead. Our daytrips guide is well researched, but as we all know, the only thing certain in life is change. Hours, admission prices, activities and events can and do change, and websites are not always up-to-date. One of our staff once drove two hours with three small children to tour a site only to find that it was closed that Saturday for a wedding. Had they called, they could have saved a lot of tears and the day of driving! As a result, we’ve intentionally left out directions and hours of operation, hoping that will force you to call! Sorry, it’s for your own good.

Get directions. Use an Internet mapping site to get oriented and print out directions, but then call to confirm them. (Google isn’t always right!) While you’ve got someone on the phone, confirm hours, admission prices and any special something you might have your heart set on seeing— like that rare painting that might be on loan to some other museum!

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How Do You Spark Your Child’s Love of Learning? The Standards of Learning—just say those words and you will see your kids wince. Say the words again, this time in a room full of parents, and you’re likely to get the same anxious reactions. But it doesn’t have to be all hard work. One of the best ways to help your kids do well in school and on their SOLs is to relax about the tests and think about what is really important: sparking your child’s enthusiasm for learning. The rest will fall into place. A lifelong love for learning and a curious mind are two of the greatest gifts any of us can hope to pass on to our children. So, how exactly do you spark your child’s love for learning? Check out a few ideas to enrich your daytrip adventures on the next page.

Pack wisely and prepare for the unexpected. As mothers, we always start with a cooler of water bottles and fruit for snacking; and in writing this guide, we fine-tuned the contents of “Mama’s Magic Bag” (the old backpack filled with comfort that is never allowed to leave our minivan). Granola bars, water, diapers, wipes, sunscreen, bug spray, a first aid kit, crayons and a notebook rescued many a strained moments with tired cranky travelers. (Not all of the cranky ones were the kids either!) You have an advantage, too—we’ve written this guide and now you’ll benefit from our packing tips and have the phone numbers of all the attractions in one handy volume. Don’t forget to have your cell phone charged!

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Become a Lifetime Learner!  hen it comes to outings, whether it be a weekend daytrip or a quick W midweek experience of the arts, we’re firm believers in making the most of an opportunity to learn something new. No matter what the age of your party, whether it’s just you and a friend or you and your kids, we can all become lifetime learners when we get up and go explore and learn more about our world, its past or just what makes a water slide so much fun!

Read, read, read. And we’ll say it again—read! And that goes for your kids, too. The more your kids see you reading, the more they’ll read, because it will be a part of everyday life. Use little moments to practice reading. Read street signs, maps, tourist brochures and restaurant menus together.

Play the old-fashioned way. Dress up for your outing. Little train conductors could wear their engineer overalls to ride the James River Rambler, and don’t leave behind your tri-corner hat or bonnet when visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Creative and dramatic play expand the imagination, hone problemsolving skills, let kids enjoy just being kids and make for great photos!

Keep your eyes open. On your nature outings bring along binoculars and a magnifying glass. Observe insects and small animals in their habitats. How many legs do they have? Where do they live? What senses are they using? Looking at flowers, ask, how are the leaves ordered? Can you hear different bird calls? Are you able to see different bark on trees? Are there patterns?

Travel by the numbers. Reading maps with your kids and planning the outing together is a great way to do math without being academic. How many miles is it from Charlottesville to Luray? If we set out at 9:30am and the drive is 42 minutes, what time will we arrive? If admission is $3 per person and we have four people in our family, how much will it cost? These sorts of puzzles give real life meaning to all of those workbook pages full of sums and dividends.

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Encourage your child’s talents and passions. Let them choose a destination. With dozens of choices on the following pages, you’re certain to find something to match their interests. It is amazing how much information can be absorbed when interest is sparked.

Let your kids be “know-it-alls.” Children are like walking almanacs, live records of every fact that has ever intrigued them. Make up family quiz games, or design your own version of Trivial Pursuit. Play “20 Questions” when you ride in the car. Try a contest to see who can learn the craziest fact or the longest word while on your outing.

Enlist a co-pilot. Firsthand experiences of our country’s landmarks can spark a lifelong love of history, and planning them can be part of your child’s education. As a local teacher said, “Reading maps, planning a route, using directions like north and south instead of left and right—that doesn’t come naturally. It really needs to be reinforced by parents.”

Find new spots. In Central Virginia, there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of all of the nearby attractions with presidential birthplaces at our back door and geological formations like the Shenandoah Caverns and the Natural Bridge an easy hour or two away. If you think you’ve exhausted the local repertoire, try a new approach. Most families have been to Monticello, but certainly not everyone can say they’ve been a part of one of Monticello’s unique hands-on craft or history workshops. And if history is your family’s favorite, try Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg—an amazing interactive experience of the Civil War where, using headsets, you follow the life of a soldier as he tells his story in his own words—taken from journals and letters.

A Collection of Memories Here’s a word from the wise about collecting souvenirs, too! We all retain what we’ve learned when we revisit a subject again and again. Building a collection of something you can pick up at just about any gift shop will put you and the family on the path to revisiting and remembering all those wonderful places you’ll be exploring—while at the same time preventing those pleas for that expensive stuffed animal you know will end up in next year’s donation box. For instance, create a collection of souvenir pins and display them all on a banner in your family room, or make a special box to house a collection of souvenir key chains or rolled and embossed pennies, or make a book for postcards or brochures. These collections will be easier on your budget and lead to countless remembrances of all those special places you visit as your collector (big or little) pours over them again and again with friends and family. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want something from the gift shop to remember all those great times, right?

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Out & About For over 21 years, CharlottesvilleFamily has continued to unearth hundreds of fun and family-friendly things to do in the Central Virginia region. Because of Charlottesville’s location on the map, we have the opportunity to connect families with just about anywhere in the state, all within three hours or less, and we continue to revisit and explore the area for you! We have become your ultimate go-to source for calendars of special events, local news impacting kids and all of the resources a family needs.


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Out & About First things first.

Charlottesville doesn’t lack in the area of entertainment and activities. Our Daytrips section includes overviews of over 60 tried and true, not-to-be-missed outings throughout Charlottesville and Central Virginia. Packed with an assortment of activities for children of all ages—from parks and playgrounds to special seasonal attractions and fun-filled festivals— families can enjoy a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains one day and a worldclass theatrical performance or national music act the next. We introduce you to museums, historical sites, artsy galleries and workshops, outdoor adventures and much, much more. This invaluable section also highlights some of our favorite quirky, off-the-beaten path attractions that are sure to surprise and delight you and your little ones! We won’t divert your attention any longer, but rather encourage you to jump right in to the fantastic and family-friendly daytrips your family should explore this year. Enjoy!

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Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center The Looking Glass at IX Art Park

CHARLOTTESVILLE CENTRAL (pg 16)

Madison County

Bounce Play-n-Create

Orange County

Carter Mountain Orchard

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Chiles Peach Orchard

Virginia Discovery Museum

Fan Mountain Observatory

Wildrock

The Front Porch The Glass Palette

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Highlands Golf Park

American Shakespeare Center

Horton Vineyards James Madison’s Montpelier James Madison Museum

& Blackfriars Playhouse Explore More Discovery Museum

James Monroe’s Highland

Frontier Culture Museum

James River Runners

John C. Wells Planetarium

Jump Cville

Luray Caverns

Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The

Luray Zoo

Pottery Paintin’ Place

Massanutten Resort & Water Park P. Buckley Moss Gallery

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Williamsburg 26 Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing Wilson’s Wild Animal Park Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA (pg 38) Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat Amazement Square Bedford County Natural Bridge & Native American Village Natural Bridge Zoo Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Virginia Safari Park GREATER RICHMOND (pg 44)

Gone Fishin’ 48 Capture the Moment! 54 Best of Ch’ville 56 Rainy-Day Activities Around Town Downtown Mall Green Space Artsy Outings Sporty Fun A Touch of History Glorious Night Sky

American Civil War Museum Children’s Museum of Richmond Henricus Historical Park Keystone Tractor Museum Maymont

Where do you want to go?

Metro Richmond Zoo Science Museum of Virginia Treetop Zoofari Zipline & Adventure Park Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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CHARLOTTESVILLE CENTRAL Bounce Play-n-Create

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive At Bounce Play-n-Create, children can crawl, slide and bounce down small, medium and monster slides; and when they need a break, they can wind down and explore their creative side by painting all over the walls or taking a turn at coloring a giant size wall mural of the City of Charlottesville. For children ages 3 and under, there is a large closed-off area for your little ones to safely play—complete with a ball pit. The Toddler Room offers Toddler Times on weekdays before 11 a.m. For older children, those 8 and up can enjoy games of laser tag. There is no time limit with admission price, so feel free to stay and play all day long. There is even a café area where parents can catch up on work or just relax while their kiddos are enjoying themselves. bounceplayncreate.com • (434) 973-1111

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Carter Mountain Orchard

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive Carter Mountain invites you to pick your own fruit throughout the year with special events like the Thursday Evening Sunset Series, Spring Fling Festival, Peach Festival, Easter Egg Hunt and more. You’ll find peaches, nectarines and apples, along with pumpkins in the fall. Be sure to stop in the Country Store to find unique items to bring home. The bakery is the perfect spot to satisfy your taste buds with a homemade apple cider donut—an annual favorite. You will also find baked pies, cookies, apple cider and more in the bakery to take home with you, or enjoy a hand-dipped ice cream cone before heading out. Lunch foods are available at the Mountain Grill, where they serve farm-to-table inspired cuisine. cartermountainorchard.com • (434) 977-1833

Chiles Peach Orchard

(Crozet) 0–1 hour drive Pick your own fun in Crozet. Chiles Peach Orchard has much more than just peaches, and will keep you and the kids entertained (and full!) all day. Open from May to Thanksgiving, check out the Fruit Availability Chart on their website to explore when strawberries, apples, nectarines, sweet cherries and peaches will be available throughout the season. Head out to Chiles 16

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“We had fun picking peaches at Chiles with my family that came to visit from Europe. We got over 30 pounds of peaches... Lots of pie that summer!” –Tais Salazar

before Halloween, and you’ll be able to pick the perfect pumpkin to carve. The farm market has everything you could want from jams and jellies to cider slushies and more. On the first weekend every August, they host Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days with homemade ice cream from their famous peaches, which will have you and your kids licking your lips for more. chilespeachorchard.com • (434) 823-1583

Fan Mountain Observatory

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive While only offered twice a year in April and October, the public nights at Fan Mountain are not to be missed. Stargazers will love observing the incredible views of the stars and planets through state-of-the-art telescopes. Fan Mountain also offers slideshows and other visual presentations, as well as tours of the Observatory, which is owned and operated by the Astronomy Department at the University of Virginia. While tickets are free, many people jump to take advantage of this infrequent and extraordinary opportunity, so reservations are required. Be sure to get your tickets in advance for this year’s public nights in April and October. astronomy.as.virginia.edu • (434) 924-7494

The Front Porch

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive Pick up a musical instrument and get playing at The Front Porch. This non-profit music school is a great place to start learning a new instrument or continue mastering your musical skills. Be sure to check their website for a schedule of various classes, workshops, performances and jam sessions for music lovers of all ages and skill levels. All instructors are professional musicians and love to share their knowledge and passion for music with the students and teach a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, gospel and folk. frontporchcville.org • (434) 806-7062

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The Glass Palette

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive The Glass Palette is a fun and friendly environment where adventurous people of all ages are invited to explore the limitless possibilities of creating with glass. Materials, tools and instructions are provided; just bring your creativity and an open mind. A variety of classes and workshops from one-day and weekend workshops to multi-week and immersion classes are available. Walk-ins are welcome, and table reservations for groups of five or more are accepted. Teen and adult classes are available for all skill levels, and you can choose from multiple glass art projects, including bead making, stained glass or mosaics, sand etching or carving. Closed on Mondays. theglasspalette.net • (434) 977-9009

Highlands Golf Park

(Ruckersville) 0–1 hour drive Whether you’re experienced or just beginning, this golf park has a wide range of opportunities to improve your skills or just have fun. The park offers a fully lighted golf range, 44 grass and mat tee stations, a practice putting green, pitching and chipping areas, bunkers and uneven lie mounds for specialty shots, a pro shop and even a fun mini-golf course by the name of Pirate Pete’s. This versatile golf practice and learning facility allows people to practice any shot, under any condition, at virtually any time. Fun for the whole family, Highland’s Teaching Center offers lessons, clinics, camps and more. highlandsgolfpark.com • (434) 985-2765

Horton Vineyards

(Gordonsville) 0–1 hour drive One of many area vineyards to host annual events and festivals, Horton Vineyards is taking a unique approach. For this family-friendly vineyard, they are encouraging parents to bring their young ones with them to any number of their holiday-focused or kid-friendly events. A sampling of these celebrations includes Harry Potterinspired events, holiday markets where kids can shop for mom and dad, summer celebrations and Easter egg hunts, among others. With yard games and tabletop games for kids and adults alike, as well as fun giveaway bags for children, Horton Vineyards is a great example of the saying, “come one, come all.” Families are also welcome to bring pop-up tents and furry friends to select events. hortonwine.com • (540) 832-7440 20

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James Madison’s Montpelier

(Montpelier Station) 0–1 hour drive After an extensive restoration project, visitors to Montpelier can experience the way it looked when fourth President James Madison and his wife, Dolley, inhabited its walls in 1820. The 2,650-acre estate now resembles its former glory in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Go back in time by participating in hands-on outdoor cooking, strolling the formal gardens, investigating the archaeological digs or hiking the 2.5mile Landmark forest trails. Continue to learn more about the Constitution, James Madison and Montpelier as you explore the many buildings, farmland, courses and family and slave cemeteries. There is also a new exhibition on how Montpelier artifacts inform us about the history of the estate, called “Mysteries of Montpelier.” montpelier.org • (540) 672-2728

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(Orange) 0–1 hour drive Know how Orange received its name? You’ll learn this and much more at the James Madison Museum. The museum is home to the Virginia Convention document ratifying the Constitution along with the 20 proposed amendments attached to it. Originally written by Madison, the document was later reworked into today’s Bill of Rights. While immersed in history, be sure to see the Presidents’ Room, which features personal belongings of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Zachary Taylor, as well as the Virginia Ratification document of 1788 and the letter from Washington about the celebrations of the ratification. Also housed in the museum is a black history exhibit room, honoring the heritage of Orange with a tribute to 5,000 black Americans who fought in the American Revolution. thejamesmadisonmuseum.net • (540) 672-1776

James Monroe’s Highland

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive James Monroe’s Highland, the beloved home of our country’s fifth president, was purchased so Monroe could be close to his good friend Thomas Jefferson. This 535-acre estate includes house displays of art and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, and daily tours that share Monroe’s ideals and contributions to the United States. Stroll through historic boxwood

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gardens, explore the outbuildings, visit with farm animals and admire breathtaking panoramic views. Especially with the recent archeological discovery of the foundation of Monroe’s actual living estate, this daytrip is sure to keep you current on the particulars of Virginia history. For a full day of fun with our founding fathers, also visit Monticello and have lunch at the Michie Tavern—they’re all in the same neighborhood. highland.org • (434) 293-8000

James River Runners

(Scottsville) 0–1 hour drive No matter which water activity your family is seeking to try—tubing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting or fishing, James River Runners is a great way to get out and experience the surrounding beauty. A three-mile tube trip winds you through rural countryside and a nice set of novice rapids. Part-day, one-day, two-day and overnight trip options are offered for canoeing, kayaking and rafting seekers. In full-day, part-day and overnight excursions, self-guided fishing options are also offered for those unable to resist the fishing for smallmouth bass, catfish and panfish. Rental season runs from April–October. jamesriver.com • (434) 286-2338

Jump Cville

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive Let your kids be kids at Jump, Charlottesville’s trampoline park. You’ll leave satisfied and exhausted. The park features many specials and events like setaside times for special needs children and kids ages 6 and under. Group rates are available, and birthday parties continue to be a favorite for kids and parents alike with its full-service package, including e-vites, food, fun, setup and clean-up, delivery of food and beverages, a gift for the birthday girl or boy, and more. At Jump, parents can be kids, too, at the group exercise classes and Saturday Night Jams. A waiver is required for all participants and spectators to access the park, and rules and guidelines can be seen on their website. jumpcville.com • (434) 817-2355

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Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Pottery Paintin’ Place

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive Spend an afternoon exercising your creativity at Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Pottery Paintin’ Place. Make a special mug, plate or bowl in one of the clay classes, or paint your own beautiful pottery piece in a painting class. With several levels of classes available, Lazy Daisy Ceramics allows students to really hone their craft, starting from simple bowls and cups and then graduating to more complicated designs such as a model planet or intricate flower. Open to kids and adults, the clay workshops are all year long, every Saturday at 11:30 a.m., while paint classes are offered everyday the studio is open. Find Them on Facebook • (434) 295-7801

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Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive Located in Charlottesville’s Darden Towe Park, the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center is open to the public Thursday through Saturday 10-4 with the last ticket sold an hour before closing (3 PM), and by reservation during all other times. Visitors can explore full-size replicas of the different types of Lewis and Clark’s boats and do selected hands-on activities that change each week. Nature journaling, botany, watershed education, scavenger hunts, and art projects are some of the signature activities kids (and adults) can enjoy. All activities relate to discovering the joys of exploration! Model boat building and carpentry projects available in the warmer months. Hikes along the Rivanna River are offered daily with a guide. A yearly family membership is available as well as birthday party reservations. lewisandclarkvirginia.org • lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org

The Looking Glass at IX Art Park

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive A whimsical wonderland invites you to leave real life at the door and enjoy a colorful escape. This new enchanted forest is the first immersive art space in Virginia. Created by over a dozen local artists to spark imagination and captivate childlike wonder, every corner of the space is packed with sound, light and color for a dreamland that ignites all the senses (including touch!) While you’re 24

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there, explore all IX Art Park has to offer, including weekly events and programs. Children and art lovers of all ages are welcome. ixartpark.org/lookingglass • (434) 207-2355

Madison County

(Madison) 0–1 hour drive There is no shortage of activities in the Madison community. With the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley as the backdrop, there are plenty of outdoor activities all ages will love. The visitor’s center is a great starting point to discover fun ideas for the family. Take a moonlight hayride at Graves Mountain Lodge, then rest by the bonfire and listen to tall-tales told by the local tour guides. Take in the lush terrain on horseback, or stay by the stables for pony rides and lead lines for the kids. Escape to some of Virginia’s favorite wineries, including Early Mountain Vineyards, Prince Michel Vineyards or DuCard Vineyards. Community events—tractor pulls, parades, festivals and fairs—are just a few of Madison’s fun activities. The area also has a variety of B&Bs, luxury cabins and inns that make you feel right at home. madisonva.com • (540) 948-4455

(Orange) 0–1 hour drive Adventure awaits all ages in Orange. If you can’t get enough of the nation’s founding fathers visiting Montpelier, venture to the James Madison Museum to learn more about the Father of the Constitution, or visit other historical sites like Ellwood Manor, Gilmore Cabin, Barboursville’s Ruins or The Exchange Hotel. Experience the stunning views from horseback, or by foot through hiking trails. Pick your own fruit of the season or get lost in the largest corn maze on the East Coast. Don’t forget your fishing rod or that you can float the waters of Lake Anna, Lake Orange and the Rapidan River. Orange also hosts many family-friendly festivals and special events. visitorangevirginia.com • (540) 672-1653

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive Thomas Jefferson’s inventions abound. The house tour takes you through the first floor where you can peek at Jefferson’s book collection, learn about his government work and see the original furnishings. Parents with

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Fun Farther Afield A Daytrip to Williamsburg 2–3 hour drive This summer, pile the kids in the car and explore Williamsburg! Journey to the historical city and be transported back to Colonial times. Family fun is guaranteed with many resorts, historical sites and outdoor activities to enjoy. If you grew up in Virginia, there are probably pictures proving that you visited as a kid. You know the ones of you in your three-cornered hat, you playing that souvenir tin fife that drove everyone crazy the entire trip, and you and your sister, heads and arms stuck in the stockades smiling for the camera. Now you’re an adult, and it’s your turn to make the pilgrimage again. Children at every age will love the hands-on history experiences at Colonial Williamsburg. It’s free to wander the streets, walk back in time, step inside the chapel, smile at soldiers riding horses, and take photos making goofy faces in the stocks. Make reservations at a tavern for lunch and get a taste of colonial life from your costumed wait staff. For a more in-depth visit, start at the Visitors Center which, thanks

to a footbridge, is only a short walk from the historic district. Tickets can be purchased here for tours inside the historical buildings and outdoor gardens, and for special events happening that day. The piece de resistance is the Governor’s Palace, with marble floors, hand-tooled leather wall coverings and rich history. Afterwards, stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street (a mile in length so wear comfortable shoes) and pop into a few of the colonial shops to learn about trades and skills — maybe even try your hand at writing with a quill. American Girl Felicity doll fans will find lots of souvenir fashions. Throughout the day, actors recreate various moments in colonial history, including a town square reading of the Declaration of Independence. For accommodations that will earn a thumbs-up from the entire family, book a room at Great Wolf Lodge. Designed in the spirit of the great camps of the Adirondack, it features authentic log furniture, a massive stone fireplace and classic antler-style chandeliers. The Great Room hosts fireside bedtime stories each night for the littlest “cubs,” and the animated woodland characters of the Rhythm of the


Nature Clock Tower put on a show three times a day. The indoor waterpark includes waterslides, pools and an interactive treehouse waterfort. There’s also a glow-inthe-dark arcade, bowling alley, full-service spa, and for fans of magic and mystery ages 5 & up, MagiQuest adventures use magic wands to “unlock” treasures throughout the lodge. For some more water fun, add Water Country USA, Virginia’s largest water park, to your itinerary. Vanishing Point offers two equally thrilling ways to vanish from sight: horizontally and vertically! The Hubba-Hubba Highway, a free-floating river ride, travels 3½ acres of the park. Even the little ones can enjoy themselves at Cow-a-Bunga, where they can feel the force of waterfalls and chase bubbles above a heated pool as a comical cow on skis looks on. To dry off, visit the European villages at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, where you’ll find food, shows and rides that reflect the cultural heritage of each. Little ones will love exploring the Sesame Street Forest of Fun while older kids will be thrilled by the park’s newest addition, the multi-launch Verbolten roller coaster. For frequent visitors,

consider getting a Fun Card for unlimited admission throughout the summer. Virginia residents ages 3–5 can also get a Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass for free admission to the park through October. For something completely different, check out Go Ape Freedom Park zip-lining adventures. There are 42 crossings, two trapeze swings and five ziplines to play on for adults and kids 4’7 and taller. Kids ages 4–10 have their own Treetop Junior course with lots of fun obstacles and two ziplines to navigate. There are biking and hiking trails through historic grounds in the park as well.

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young children will want to take one of the family tours for the hands-on “extras,” which make it special for kids. Be sure to set aside time to stroll the grounds, especially Mulberry Row—the center of plantation activity—and peek in the smoke house, kitchen and stables. The expansive Visitor Center and Smith History Center include innovative exhibitions, an introductory film and a hands-on discovery space for children. monticello.org • (434) 984-9800

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Virginia Discovery Museum

(Charlottesville) 0–1 hour drive Bring the kids to a fun museum that fosters wonder and curiosity. The Virginia Discovery Museum, located on the Downtown Mall, provides educational, communitybased exhibits and activities for your kids. You’re free to wander from exhibit to exhibit after checking in at the front desk. The fascinating activities range from harvesting vegetables in the Discovery Farm to illuminating pieces of art in a fun way to improve motor skills in the Lite Brite Area. Exhibits also include four interactive STEM Labs for children to explore and learn about airflow, friction and gravity. Your little one will have fun while learning beneficial skills. vadm.org • (434) 977-1025

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(Crozet) 0–1 hour drive Located on 28 acres, Wildrock gives kids the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Follow the trails through the forest, enjoy the streams and run freely in the three-acre enclosed playscape. The kids will love exploring the 12 play zones that include a wading stream and a hobbit house, or they can gently care for a nature friend at the pretend play Wildlife Rescue Station. Feeding their creative spirits, they can don a pair of butterfly wings or a fox’s tail and perform on the Creation Stage, as well as mix up a “delicious” recipe of stone soup at the Nature Kitchen. In the Discovery Barn, families can take a break from the heat and build a den, decorate a fairy house, construct and create with natural loose parts, and meet live animals like a corn snake named Frederika and a turtle named Levi. Overnight camping is also available. wildrock.org • (434) 825-8631

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Come to Madison for the hiking, history, artisans, scenery, the Taste of the Mountains, Music and Apple Harvest Festivals, the breweries and wineries, or your destination wedding! Stay in a B&B, cabin, camper, RV, lodge, vacation rental house, tent or even a yurt!

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY American Shakespeare Center & Blackfriars Playhouse

(Staunton) 0–1 hour drive Shakespeare comes to life at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. Constructed as the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater, this beautiful 300-seat playhouse transports visitors back to the Elizabethan era. Be sure to arrive early, as seats are firstcome, first-served. For those who do arrive early, you will likely find a fun pre-show to entertain you while you wait. Five new shows will be featured in the upcoming 2020 Actors’ Renaissance season. When visiting, be sure to see the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Frontier Culture Museum, which are a mere hop, skip and a jump from the playhouse. americanshakespearecenter.com • (540) 851-1733

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(Harrisonburg) 1–2 hour drive This intimate Shenandoah Valley museum understands that children learn by exploring their surroundings. Their appreciation for childrens’ broad spectrum of learning, inspires their visual, auditory and tactile exhibits with which little ones can engage their minds and bodies. The adventure begins with construction and building toys in the hands-on museum. Next, guests are invited to check out the TV studio, garage service center, farm and farmers markets exhibits, as well as the art center, the science area where kids can use the microscope, and the theater—complete with curtains, costumes and lighting that pint-sized stagehands can manage. This museum packs a lot of learning and fun into its cozy confines, and admission is free on the first Friday of each month between 4–7 p.m. iexploremore.com • (540) 442-8900

Frontier Culture Museum

(Staunton) 0–1 hour drive Visiting the Frontier Culture Museum is a bit like a whirlwind tour of Old Europe in the 1600s and 1700s. This popular living history museum hosts 11 outdoor exhibits made up of original buildings from England, Ireland, West Africa, Germany and Virginia, which have

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been carefully documented, dismantled, transported to the Staunton site and restored. Visitors to the museum will learn about the Old World origins of this country’s first immigrants, including how they lived in their homeland and how their diverse culture molded our country. Hands-on exhibits and experiences, costumed interpreters and real working farms make this a great time for the whole family. Special events throughout the year make it worth planning seasonal visits. Be sure to check their website for dates and themes for the Toddler & Pre-schooler Frontier Time program. frontiermuseum.org • (540) 332-7850

John C. Wells Planetarium

(Harrisonburg) 1–2 hour drive Charlottesville stargazers are lucky to have free, twicemonthly public nights at the McCormick Observatory on the Grounds of UVA and twice-annual public nights at Fan Mountain (astronomy.as.virginia.edu). Another great option can be found at James Madison University, where the John. C. Wells Planetarium boasts a digital projection system and a star projector that creates a realistic (but indoor) night sky, and full-dome movies, too. The free Saturday afternoon public shows are great for young astronomers who usually have early bedtimes or who may not yet have the patience for one of the Charlottesville options. You’ll get a chance to see a map of the night sky—stars, planets and constellations—that will be visible from your yard later that night. On some Saturdays, visitors can view the sun through special solar telescopes. jmu.edu/planetarium • (540) 568-7827

Luray Caverns

(Luray) 1–2 hour drive The largest eastern U.S. cavern and a National Landmark, Luray Caverns has some of the most spectacular formations you can imagine. Remember to bring a light jacket even in the heat of summer and be sure to rub the “fried eggs” on your way out! While you’re there, explore the garden maze outside, check the schedule of the Singing Tower’s carillon of bells recitals and escort any car buffs to the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. The museum covers the evolution of transportation from 1725 to 1941 with jewels such as an 1897 Benz, an 1840 Conestoga Wagon, a 1908 Baker Electric, a 1913 Stanley Steamer and the 1925 Rolls Royce that belonged to one32

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time Hollywood heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. Be sure to visit the Toy Town Junction, a display of toys dating to the early twentieth century. A cafe and coffee shop are on-site. luraycaverns.com • (540) 743-6551

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Luray Zoo

(Luray) 1–2 hour drive Slither, slither, slither. Luray Zoo is known for its snake collection, one of the largest on the East Coast, but you can see more than 250 exotic animals at this rescue zoo. The Reptile House alone has more than 80 indoor exhibits and is home to cobras, rattlesnakes, lizards, turtles and many more species. A few of the reptiles are even television stars. You can enjoy live educational shows on the weekends, featuring various mammals and exotic birds from around the world. A petting zoo, with a llama, goats, burros and cages containing a wonderful sampling of exotic rescued animals, can be found in a safe outdoor play area. A camel is a new addition to the petting zoo. lurayzoo.com • (540) 743-4113

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(McGaheysville) 1–2 hour drive Snow sports in the winter, including skiing, snowboarding, tubing and a special Slope Sliders instructional program for children, are great outings at Massanutten. There are so many other fun activities that the resort put together a “150+ Things to Do” list just to keep it all straight, from golf, Swedish massage, go-carts and a skate park to a new bike park, festivals and cooking classes. The indoor water park is open year-round and includes a multi-story interactive water fortress called the Massanutten Meltdown, with water cannons, five slides and a giant tipping bucket sure to get everyone doused. The resort’s newest addition is a bike park located adjacent to the newly renovated ski lodge and Base Camp umbrella bar. Outdoors from Memorial Day to Labor Day lies more watery excitement, from the Whitecaps Wave Pool to the Splash-A-Nutten—a giant mat-racing slide. After you dry off, try out Diamond Jim’s Arcade, with tournaments and prizes on weekends. massresort.com • (540) 289-9441

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P. Buckley Moss Gallery

(Waynesboro) 0–1 hour drive Artist P. Buckley Moss continues to be inspired by the scenery and the simple lifestyle of the Amish and Mennonite communities. Her art is distinctive with its subject matter focused on country life as she considers landscapes, lifestyles and traditions to hold important messages for modern society. Look out for special events throughout the year. The gallery sits in a historic building built in the late 1890s and used to house a local hotel. Young visitors can also enjoy seeing her doll house collection. Best of all, about four times a year, Pat hosts a gallery day to visit with fans and sign autographs. Local restaurants are within walking distance to make the trip complete. pbuckleymoss.com • (540) 949-6473

Sunspots Studios & Glassblowing

(Staunton) 0–1 hour drive Watch red-hot molten glass be formed into beautiful objects. Each work of art is made of glass and copper on-site with furnaces blazing. Sunspots Studios is a fun place to stop to do a little shopping and also watch the artists in action, although you should definitely call ahead to be sure that there will be someone blowing that day. An ideal time to stop by is in the spring for the Virginia Hot Glass Festival held right at the studio. The gift shop has beautiful one-of-a-kind works consisting of vases, birdfeeders, oil candles, perfume bottles and garden accents. sunspots.com • (540) 885-0678

Wilson’s Wild Animal Park

(Winchester) 2–3 hour drive This is no ordinary walk in the park. Home to more than 40 species, this privately owned zoo has been around since 1976. Walk along the gravel path and find lemurs, lions, llamas and more. Animal feed for the sheep, goats and deer is available to purchase. You’ll have them eating out of your hand, and your pockets if you’re not careful! Enjoy hayrides and a pumpkin patch in the fall. Free hayrides are available on weekends as well. wilsonswildanimalpark.com • (540) 662-5715

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

(Staunton) 0–1 hour drive Retrace the journey of our 28th president at The Woodrow Wilson Museum on a self-guided tour through seven galleries exploring Wilson’s life, presidency, suffrage and more. The President’s restored 1919 PierceArrow limousine is a visitor’s favorite, and a state-of-theart World War I trench exhibit illustrates life through the eyes of a soldier. Authentic weapons and uniforms are on display as well. All of this, plus a hands-on Kids’ Corner and a scavenger hunt keep the children entertained and learning. woodrowwilson.org • (540) 885-0897

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat

(Farmville) 1–2 hour drive Central Virginia’s largest aerial adventure park features over 60 obstacle high ropes and 20 ziplines. Spend three hours at this unique outdoor recreational experience while enjoying nature and flying through the treetops. The park is built on a 24-acre, self-sufficient farm and uses a permanent belay system. Laugh, scream, cheer and build confidence with your family and friends. Spectators are welcome. Kids must be at least 7 years old, 48 inches high and weigh 60 pounds to participate. sandyriveroutdooradventures.com • (434) 392-7275

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(Lynchburg) 1–2 hour drive Looking for a place to spark your child’s imagination, creativity and curiosity? Scramble up one of the tallest climbing structures in the nation using slides, ladders, tunnels and even a zipline. Step into a unique glass wall box and fulfill your childhood dream of painting on the walls. Or, learn about life on a farm at the Big Red Barn by milking a life-sized cow, collecting different crops and greeting interactive animals. Kids of all ages love the James River Waterways, where they can take a miniature bateau through locks and canals. The museum also offers multiple weekly programs including Toddler Tales, Baby Meet and Greet, Little Learners and Great Artists. Skateboarders can practice their ollies and nollies at the

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adjacent 14,000-square-foot Rotary Centennial Riverfront Skatepark, and helmets, pads and skateboards can be rented. Enjoy $3 admission the second Saturday of every month for Family Fun Night. Some nearby attractions include the LOVEwork sculpture, Riverfront Park and Blackwater Creek Bikeway. amazementsquare.org • (434) 845-1888

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(Bedford) 1–2 hour drive Bedford’s many attractions will keep you coming back for more. The county, full of rich history and bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the James River, is full of activities and excursions to enjoy. The beauty of the mountains and countryside captivated Thomas Jefferson and led him to build a private retreat and plantation called Poplar Forest. You can visit the octagonal home today and witness its grandeur throughout the year. In addition to their beauty, the mountains also offer the perfect outdoor excursion to hike the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail. Journey to the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library to learn about the county’s earliest residents or visit the National D-Day Memorial whose arch overlooks the City of Bedford. The Bedford Artisan and Wine Trails are also wonderful to explore and will allow you to see various artful crafts and taste award-winning wine. visitbedford.com • (540) 587-5681

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(Natural Bridge) 1–2 hour drive One of the oldest tourist destinations in the U.S., the Natural Bridge was formed when a cavern collapsed and left the span that stands today. Standing at 215 feet tall and 90 feet wide, it is actually higher than Niagara Falls. George Washington’s initials can still be seen in the wall after he surveyed the property in 1750. A Native American Village is also on-site where visitors can learn about Native American life over 300 years ago. Group day tours are welcome, and combinations of interactive programs are offered. The Cedar Creek Trail features a saltpeter mine used during the Civil War for raw materials, a lost river and a lush 40-foot cascade called Lace Falls. Many other nearby attractions include the Taverns, the Wax Museum, Virginia Gold Orchard 40

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Tip! When visiting Poplar Forest, be sure to check the schedule for one of the “Hands on History” activities, where the kids will have a chance to dive into the past through active learning. poplarforest.org

(Natural Bridge) 1–2 hour drive After visiting the awe-inspiring Natural Bridge, don’t forget to stop by the Natural Bridge Zoo to see all the fun exhibits and adventures this zoo has to offer. Here, you can get up close and personal with a tiger in a Close Encounters Tour, and even ride a real life elephant. That’s a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! For smaller children, try the petting and feeding tour, which introduces animals to kids in a fun and curious environment. Other animals the zoo cares for includes zebras, giraffes and the dromedary camel. For reptile lovers, check out their alligators, pythons and tortoises. With so many amazing animals, visiting the Natural Bridge Zoo will be an experience you won’t soon forget. naturalbridgezoo.com • (540) 291-2420

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

(Forest) 1–2 hour drive Follow the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson. Explore the lovely grounds and take a tour of the house to get a glimpse at the décor and the lifestyle of the 19th century. Hiking and walking trails connect the woodlands, agricultural fields, streams and historic sites. Experience the unique architecture designed by Jefferson himself while having the privilege of seeing the restoration in progress. The museum also holds events, including musical performances, historical theater and lectures. Poplar Forest is open daily March 15–December 30 (closed for holidays), from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. poplarforest.org • (434) 525-1806

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(Natural Bridge) 1–2 hour drive Get ready to roll down the windows and take a wild ride of discovery through 180 amazing acres of critters. Remember the in-park speed limit is 5 miles per hour, but the main traffic jams are four-legged. You can feed and pet more than 400 different animals that roam freely over three miles of road; just don’t feed the zebras (they don’t share particularly well) or Watusi cattle (the horns are self-explanatory). For an additional fee, you can even 42

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A modern Beer Hall close to UVA and the downtown with a fantastic line-up of 24 craft and European draft beers and local wine on tap. With an award-winning renovation, this beautiful lively space is ideal for hosting large and small events. The from-scratch menu reflects the best locallysourced raw ingredients for Alpine-inspired modern plates, classic bar cuisine and a catered menu, all on online. Our Award -winning patio/restaurant has ample seating in and out. We are always kid-friendly with 2 regulation courts for bocce ball, board games and ping -pong.

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ride in the hay wagon to feed the bison. Visitors of all ages will enjoy marveling at the gentle giraffes, deer, piglets and camels. A souvenir stand and petting zoo are at the entrance. Kangaroos and giraffes are enclosed separately in the 10-acre walk-through zoo, along with cheetahs, tigers, flamingos and more. To see baby animals, plan your trip for either spring or early summer. virginiasafaripark.com • (540) 291-3205

GREATER RICHMOND American Civil War Museum

(Richmond) 1–2 hour drive Located in both Richmond and Appomattox, Virginia, the American Civil War Museum’s Richmond location boasts one of the nation’s most treasured Civil War sites: Tredegar. Now a historic landmark, Tredegar includes the “A People’s Contest: Struggles from Nation and Freedom in Civil War America” exhibit. And, don’t forget to check out the White House and Museum of the Confederacy, just minutes from Tredegar. Designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument, this historic landmark is often called the White House of the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln is even said to have visited the home after the fall of Richmond in the Civil War. acwm.org • (804) 649-1861

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(Richmond) 1–2 hour drive Report the news, milk a cow, dig for dinosaur fossils or create your own art. Complete with a Virginia limestone cave, a kid-sized grocery store and a toddler-sized museum within the museum, it’s no surprise that CMoR is one of the top-ranked children’s museums nationally. With 44,000 square feet, it offers several interactive exhibit areas, a museum shop and more to keep the whole family entertained for hours. Next door, the Science Museum’s multi-ton granite kugel sculptures of the Earth and the moon draw kids who are amazed at their ability to move these hefty spheres with a slight touch. CMoR has satellite locations in Short Pump, Chesterfield and Fredericksburg. To avoid crowds, visit these popular Museums midweek, preferably on a nice day when everyone else is outside. childrensmuseumofrichmond.org • (804) 474-7062

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(Chester) 1–2 hour drive Visitors can travel back in time to 1611, when the second successful English settlement in the New World was led by Sir Thomas Dale. Henricus Historical Park re-creates the historical journey of the settlers traveling 80 miles up the James River in unknown wilderness. The Park serves as an outdoor living history museum with its 12 recreated colonial structures—a place where families get the chance to experience life over 200 years ago. Visitors are led by period-dressed interpreters, could be asked to assist with cooking, blacksmithing, planting or even harvesting, and just may be able to watch the crafting of a canoe. henricus.org • (804) 748-1611

Keystone Tractor Museum

(Colonial Heights) 1–2 hour drive Open to the public seven days a week, Keystone Tractor Works Museum is a place where Keith Jones, the son of a sawmill operator, invites anyone from near or far to share in his appreciation of fine great machines. From antique road trucks, antique tractors, antique fire apparatus and collectibles and more, car and truck lovers will be in heaven while roaming the 70,000 plus square feet of the museum. Be sure to stop in at Sibley’s Bar-B-Q to refuel after cruising around. And, the museum’s shop offers an array of items, such as collectible models, remote control toys, hats, t-shirts and more. keystonetractorworks.com • (804) 524-0020

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(Richmond) 1–2 hour drive Maymont is a full day of adventures, from the Victorian mansion on the banks of the James River, passed on by Major & Mrs. Dooley, to their gardens, which include a birds of prey exhibit, the James River Nature Center and the Children’s Farm. The 12,000-square-foot historic home is meticulously decorated. A favorite room on the tour is the Swan Room with its carved wooden bed shaped like a swan—a classic example of the high style of the Gilded Age. Be sure to stroll the grounds to experience the gardens and, of course, stop to see the animals, too. On nice days, stop for a treat from one of the ice cream vendors. Completed in 1910, the Italian Garden’s exquisite stonework is Petersburg granite. The

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Gone Fishin’ Local Fishin’ Holes Enjoy some “reel” fun! There is nothing that gets your pulse racing like feeling the tug of a fish on the line. Charlottesville and surrounding areas are homes to numerous fishing holes, many of which also include other family-friendly activities such as canoeing and hiking! Some sites require fishing licenses or access permits, so make sure to call ahead. For more information, visit dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/. Here are a few spots for aspiring and experienced anglers alike.

Beaver Creek Lake (Crozet) welcomes boats and crafts, but swimming is not allowed. After a day on the water, stop at one of the several picnic areas to relax with a meal. (434) 296-5844 Chris Greene Lake (Earlysville) is a popular spot for fishing that also offers boating, swimming, canoe rental, picnicking, a dog park, and a wheelchair accessible pier. (434) 296-5844 Lake Gordonsville (Gordonsville), also known as Bowler’s Mill Lake, is a smaller impoundment that harbors excellent warm water fish such as largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish. A gravel ramp makes for easy shore fishing access. (540) 967-4420

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James River Reeling & Rafting and James River Runners are both located in Scottsville. Whether an extended holiday or a simple day outing, these outfitters provide transportation and basic equipment for camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and rafting. (434) 286-4386, reelingandrafting.com (434) 286-2338, jamesriver.com Lake Albemarle (White Hall), owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, is a 35-acre impoundment at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake supports a variety of sport fish such as largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and black crappie. (434) 296-4731 Mint Springs Valley Park (Crozet) stocks a wide variety of fish for a successful day on the water. It also


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allows swimming and provides a playground and ample space for picnicking and grilling. (434) 296-5844 Ragged Mountain Natural Area (Charlottesville) is made up of 980 acres of forest, two lakes totaling 50 acres and four miles of trails. The reservoirs offer excellent fishing and hiking opportunities. (434) 296-5844 Rivanna Reservoir (Charlottesville) spans 450 acres and is considered one of the best small fishing lakes in Virginia with excellent fishing for anglers, including largemouth bass, bluegill, black and white crappie, redear sunfish and channel catfish. (434) 970-3268 Shenandoah River Adventures (Shenandoah) offers river trips by appointment for everyone from beginners to experts. Spend a day canoeing, rafting, kayaking or tubing on this scenic Virginia river. (888) 309-7222, shenandoahriveradventures.com

Sugar Hollow (White Hall) sits on the Moormans River with 47 acres stocked with rainbow and brook trout. Bank fishing only (no boats) is permitted from sunrise to sunset. (804) 367-1000 Totier Creek Reservoir (Scottsville) is a 66-acre reservoir filled with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and channel catfish. Facilities include a ramp, parking area and restrooms. (804) 367-1000 Walnut Creek Park (North Garden) is popular for its 45-acre lake with two beach areas and is regularly stocked with a wide variety of fish. In addition to canoe and kayak rental, the park also provides ramp facilities for accessing the lake. (434) 296-5844 Wild Guyde Adventures (Harrisonburg) provides guided beginner level outdoor adventures including rock climbing, caving, canoeing and more. (540) 433-1637, wildguyde.com

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Nature Center is packed with James River exhibits and is engaging for all ages. Due to the size of Maymont, a stroller for little ones is a must, or better yet, purchase tickets for golf cart and carriage rides. maymont.org • (804) 358-7166

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(Moseley) 1–2 hour drive No, the Richmond Zoo is not an urban myth! This 120acre haven for 2,000 plus animals with 180 plus species is thriving. Famed for their primates (the largest collection in the U.S.), this zoo boasts more than two-dozen species from pygmy marmosets to an orangutan. You can not only see lions, bears, camels, tigers and kangaroos but also exotic birds, koi, turtles and peacocks. Special exhibits house prairie dogs, bats and snakes. Purchase a cup of food at the entrance to feed the giraffes up on the bridge, bringing you face-to-face with the long-necked beauties. The North American boardwalk provides a shady wooded path where you can see deer, bighorn sheep, bison and more. The aviary and zoo animal carousel are hits with the younger ones. For a small fee, a chair lift takes you overhead some of the wild beasts. Bathrooms, covered picnic tables and a small concession stand are also on-site. metrorichmondzoo.com • (804) 739-5666

Science Museum of Virginia

(Richmond) 1–2 hour drive Imagine yourself traveling back in time to the city of Pompeii or gazing at the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet. You can do this and much more at the Science Museum of Virginia, occupying the historic Broad Street train station. It offers hundreds of hands-on exhibits covering topics, such as computers, electricity, biology, aeronautics, chemistry and more. As an added bonus, the five-story, domed screen IMAX theater will make you feel as if you are part of the action (separate charge). Lectures, special events, astronomy activities and many workshops are available. Be sure to also visit the Children’s Museum of Richmond, which is right next door. smv.org • (804) 864-1400

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(Moseley) 1–2 hour drive Metro Richmond Zoo’s newest attraction offers an array of thrilling ziplining adventures. This tree-to-tree outdoor excursion provides the opportunity to see the forest canopy from an entirely different perspective. A Junior Explorer Course offers 21 challenges and two ziplines (60–90 minute trip), while the Treetop Zoofari Course includes 48 challenges, including 15 ziplines for a two- to three-hour trip while traveling over 3,000 feet on ziplines alone. The Parrot Plunge offers rock climbing a tree, traversing a sky bridge and a dare drop of 30 feet. You’ll be able to get a birds’ eye view of monkeys, apes, kangaroos, giraffe, antelope, tapirs and much more. treetopzoofari.com • (804) 739-5666

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(Richmond) 1–2 hour drive See the past in living color at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where the creativity of mankind lives in paint, marble, bronze, clay, gold and resin plastics. Discover art from 16th century India to contemporary works of today. If you are visiting with children, stop at the Visitor’s Services Desk in the museum lobby, and staff will be happy to direct you to the most family-friendly galleries. If you have youngsters between the ages of 4–12, be sure to ask for the Family Fun Guide. The guide takes young visitors on an art scavenger hunt throughout the museum. The education wing also offers scheduled and walk-in kids’ activities. vmfa.museum • (804) 340-1400

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CAPTURE THE MOMENT! Candid Photos 101

words & photos by Beth Seliga

Moms often say they wish their kids would stay young forever. So often, as our children age, we capture fewer images as they become busier. I am here to say, “Big kids matter too!” Here are some tips to make it fun. Keep it simple! My favorite images are authentic, genuine moments without props— just real moments captured sweetly. And as a parent, you are the one who sees the real moments every day. They do go too quickly, as every grandma at the grocery store is quick to tell you, so here are a few pointers to help you store up memories beyond babyhood and into the elementary and teen years. Something to try: Take a photograph with your phone or ‘big camera’ every hour for one day (grocery store, Target, ball games, homework, school pickup, etc.). Engage their creativity! At this point, kids have a pretty strong idea of who they are. Go with the things that matter, because that is really the point. They might not always be on the baseball team or practice ballet. These are the moments to remember. My son is really into music right now and has a pretty great sense of humor, so he designs little photoshoots for us around those items. It’s great bonding, and we end up sitting there talking or listening to music. A fun exercise: Ask him to bring three things that matter to him and photograph them as he tells you about them.

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Let them explore! Let your kids have a camera for a day and see what they capture. We bought our kids those super durable, drop-them-off-a-cliff point & shoot cameras to capture their perspective when we travel. It’s amazing to see all the things they see! A fun exercise: Share a camera with your family and then create an album with shared images. For this one, actually print your photos, and sit and go through them together. Proudly display your new album where everyone can enjoy it! Consider the light! Good lighting is the key to great photographs. Window light is your friend! I love the light from a patio door or a window. It makes great soft light with enough shadows to create a little depth. When in doubt, face the subject’s nose towards the light. Another favorite of mine is a front door or porch. The soft diffused light will light up your little one and create some separation in the background with your darker interior lights. Advanced tip: If you are ready to take it up a notch, any white cardboard, paper, etc. is a great way to bounce a little light. Try sitting your child with the light form, a window or door, streaming in at about 45 degrees to their face, then put a large piece of white paper or poster board on the other side (or have a sibling help). The result will be a beautiful portrait with softened shadows. Fun project: Take images in the same spot every few hours in your house and see how the light changes. This will help you find a new go-to spot for quick portraits!


Keep your camera handy! You never know when those special moments are going to happen, and we are lucky to have such great technology available with our phones. I also like to keep my “big” camera charged up with a card and a multi-purpose lens, so I can just grab it. When using an iPhone, try to get ample soft light for better quality, and it should be suitable for prints. Consider color and pattern! Avoid color casts. If you know you are going to be photographing your family doing an activity or on vacation, take the time to choose clothing that complements. Avoid bright colors that cause color casts on skin. This is a GREAT way to include your kids. Give them the list and let them pick what they wear. They will be so much happier with the results. In our house, I will say, “Jeans and whatever top you want in these colors.” Or, I will co-ordinate swim clothing if I know I am going to photograph the kids at the beach. • Beach Tones: Creams, light blues, soft greens, blush. • Deep Tones: Burgundy, navy, Kelly green. • Nautical: Yellows, blues, whites. • Pop of color: Choose a more neutral palette, and introduce an accent color. • Avoid wearing the same color: All white or all black palettes tend to blend together. • Go ahead and mix your patterns as long as they coordinate: The key is to coordinate but not match.

Look for distractions! When setting up your scene, make sure nothing is stealing the attention from your kids in the background. Catch the moments that matter most! My children are now 10 and 7 years old. When I look back, I miss some of the images that I didn’t take because they were too normal, too every day. But, they passed like those moments always do, and they blossomed into new and beautiful things. Yes, I still wish I had a few more images of my toddlers and pre-school kids drawing and coloring with their looks of concentration. So, now I really try to get everyday moments: my kids reading in bed, our homeschooling routine, riding bikes and scooters or even going for a walk. Print, print, print! I highly recommend printing images. We live in this “digital dark age” where kids often see their images on phones and computers but never on the walls. I’ve purchased a wooden box for each child that I am slowly filling with their most important life moments. Seeing images of them with their families on a daily basis gives them a sense of belonging and a positive self image. PLUS, pictures bring so much joy. Beth began as a sports photographer with her work appearing in Sports Illustrated, USA Today and Pro Cycling, among other publications. She has since switched to the quieter and subtler passion of capturing the look of love and the inner beauty of her subjects. See her work at 3catsphoto.com.

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Rainy-Day Activities Set the kids loose at Bounce Play-nCreate where they can zoom down slides and romp in the ball pit. Jump is another fun way to stay active with its trampoline park. Consider visiting one of the YMCA locations for swimming indoors or a game of basketball. Check to make sure the pools and gym are open to the public before you go. Bowling at AMF Kegler’s Lanes is another great choice. Optional bumpers are perfect for beginners, and teens will love the arcade room. If you’re itching to do something creative, visit The Glass Palette. Dinner time will be 10 times more exciting if your little ones can eat off a dinner plate they made themselves. Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Pottery Paintin’ Place is also a great stop where anyone can create a pottery masterpiece. Stop in at Lowe’s Build and Grow clinics or at one of Michael’s craft classes for instore activities. For history and nature activities, visit the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center. For the latest blockbusters, try the Regal Stonefield Stadium and IMAX, which features auditoriums and stadium seating, or Violet Crown Cinema on the Downtown Mall, where you can enjoy dinner with a movie. For cheap, air-conditioned fun in the summer, look for Regal’s discounted family-friendly films on weekday mornings.

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AMF Kegler’s Lanes 434-978-3999, amf.com/keglerslanes BOUNCE Play-n-Create 434-973-1111, bounceplayncreate.com The Glass Palette 434-977-9009, theglasspalette.net Jump 434-817-2355, jumpcville.com Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Pottery Paintin’ Place 434-295-7801, lazydaisyceramics.com Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center 434-979-2425, lewisandclarkvirginia.org Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX 844-462-7342, regmovies.com/theatres/regal-stonefieldimax Violet Crown Cinema 434-529-3000, charlottesville.violetcrown.com


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Charlottesville Trolley 434-970-3649, charlottesville.org

From Downtown, hop on the free trolley and head to The Corner, the cool, “campusy” area located along the edge of the University to the east of the Lawn. The trolley is entertainment and transportation rolled into one. Kids love the old-fashioned feel of the wooden benches and green exterior, which makes any trip more fun! Always a bustle with students, The Corner has a great selection of casual restaurants with college prices as well as trendy shops.

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with the kids, visit the Virginia Discovery Museum, where kids can make scarves fly, create music, “live” in a historic log cabin and more. The museum’s Little Charlottesville exhibit has a child-sized Main Street and the Bee Corner sponsored by CharlottesvilleFamily in honor of everyone’s favorite bee, Bumble, our lovable mascot! Don’t miss out on Fridays After Five at Sprint Pavilion for free live music every Friday throughout the summer. There’s no shortage of cold treat options around town either. To cool off, take the kids for handmade ice cream from Chaps or gelato from Splendora’s. Or splurge during the winter on culinary delights like a gourmet snack from Gearharts Fine Chocolate, a sweet treat from Kilwins or pies both sweet and savory from The Pie Chest.

Sprint Pavilion 434-245-4910, sprintpavilion.com The Pie Chest 434-977-0443, thepiechestcville.com Splendora’s 434-296-8555, splendoras.com Virginia Discovery Museum 434-977-1025, vadm.org

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Green Space Immersing yourself in our beautiful Virginia greenery is rather easy with all of the parks available in Charlottesville and the surrounding county. You can go for an autumn or spring hike and also cool off in the summer all at the same parks. Try Chris Greene Lake, near the airport, for swimming or fishing. The Ivy Creek Natural Area, an official site on the Virginia African American Heritage Trail, is a great place to go for an afternoon jaunt. To temporarily escape from civilization, hike a section of the Rivanna Trail and fish, kayak or let your dog swim on the Rivanna River. For a gorgeous walk, without having to leave town, take the Saunders-Monticello Trail. Hikers enjoy lovely views as this wide trail winds its way along Carter Mountain Orchard toward Monticello. Among neighborhood parks, we love Greenleaf Park for its picnic area, toddler-friendly playground and a summer sprayground full of sprinklers, which is just off the Bypass. When it comes to watery, warm-weather fun, check out the Onesty Family Aquatic Center on Meade Avenue or the larger sprayground at Forest Hills Park. In cooler months, enjoy the Smith Aquatic Center — which offers year-round indoor swimming with a pair of two-story water slides, a play structure and a lazy river—or head over to the YMCA, with two locations offering year-round pools—one in Claudius Crozet Park and one in McIntire Park.

Chris Greene Lake 434-296-5844, albemarle.org Greenleaf Park 434-970-3021, charlottesville.org Ivy Creek Natural Area 434-973-7772, ivycreekfoundation.org Onesty Family Aquatic Center 434-295-7532, charlottesville.org

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Artsy Outings Despite its formal sounding name, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is fun for all ages. The museum offers great programs for children that tie into current exhibits, though the decorations, including record-sized trees and artwork of local talent, are enough to entertain by themselves! Next, stop by UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art, which packs a punch for history and art lovers. Where else in Charlottesville can you see a Greek vase, a painting from the Middle Ages and one from the middle of the 20th century? Families will appreciate the children’s guide.

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Finally, head to the McGuffey Art Center to observe artists in action, or become one yourself! The clay class is great for kids who love getting their hands dirty. The center offers a wide range of visual arts and dance classes for all ages.

Fralin Museum of Art 434-924-3592, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 434-244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org McGuffey Art Center 434-295-7973, mcguffeyartcenter.com

There’s never a dull moment in Charlottesville for sports fanatics. Consider playing a round of golf at Meadowcreek Golf Course in Pen Park off Rio Road, also home to a super playground, exercise stations and a nature trail. Visit the McIntire Skateboard Park to enjoy ramps and jumps. For a birthday party for children ages 6 and older, book the Rocky Top Gym, with its 2,500 square feet of climbing and bouldering. The gym also features racquetball and wallyball. For more active fun, visit the YMCA’s pools and basketball courts.

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The Glorious Night Sky As the skies darken, take budding astronomers to the McCormick Observatory. For many, the cool pulley-operated observing chair may be the highlight of the outing! Before you leave, check out the great “outer space stuff” in the museum area. For more stargazing, make sure to reserve

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James Monroe’s Highland 434-293-8000, highland.org James Madison’s Montpelier 540-672-2728, montpelier.org Michie Tavern 434-977-1234, michietavern.com Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello 434-984-9800, monticello.org

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Historic heroes abound in Albemarle. A great way for the family to discover Charlottesville’s rich history is to take a historic tour of Downtown during the summer or get tickets to the Spirit Walk at Halloween—both start at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Every local should visit James Madison’s Montpelier, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Highland. You’ll find every tour is always different, with newly fascinating and changing exhibits. Watch for their festivals and workshops, too.

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fascinate youngsters. After they see the dumbwaiter, they’ll want one at home! If you’re reluctant to fast-forward back to present time, grab lunch at Michie Tavern. The 18th-century–style Southern buffet will quiet rumbling stomachs.

free tickets for the Fan Mountain Observatory in advance—it only offers two public evenings a year. Fan Mountain Observatory 434-924-7494, astronomy.as.virginia.edu McCormick Observatory 434-924-7494, astronomy.as.virginia.edu


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FAMILY DAYTRIP (WITHIN 3 HOURS)

1. Humpback Rock

1. Washington, D.C.

2. Sugar Hollow

2. Massanutten Resort

2. Saunders-Monticello Trail

3. Colonial Williamsburg

3. Crabtree Falls

3. Busch Gardens Williamsburg

3. Shenandoah National Park

FESTIVAL

HISTORIC ATTRACTION (WITHIN 1 HOUR)

1. Lockn’ Festival

1. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (see ad pg 19)

2. Dogwood Festival

2. Frontier Culture Museum

3. Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival (see ad pg 145)

3. James Madison’s Montpelier

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PICK-YOUR-OWN FARM

1. Virginia Discovery Museum (see ad pg 151)

1. Carter Mountain Orchard (see ad pg 17)

2. Amazement Square

2. Chiles Peach Orchard (see ad pg 17)

3. Children’s Museum of Richmond

3. Bellair Farm

LOCAL RESORT/SPA

PRIVATE POOL

1. Boar’s Head Resort

1. ACAC Adventure Central

2. The Greenbrier Resort

2. Fry’s Spring Beach Club

3. Keswick Hall

3. Boar’s Head Resort

FAMILY FAVORITES 2019

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

(see ad inside front cover)

3. YMCA (see ad pg 145) SPORTS RESORT 1. Wintergreen Resort

PUBLIC POOL

2. Massanutten Resort (see ad pg 45)

1. Onesty Family Aquatic Center

3. Snowshoe Mountain Resort

2. Crozet YMCA (see ad pg 145) 3. Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center

MOVIE THEATER 1. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

RAINY DAY OUTING

2. Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX

1. BOUNCE, Play-n-Create (see ad pg 139)

3. Violet Crown Cinema

2. Jump Trampoline Park 3. Virginia Discovery Museum (see ad pg 151)

MUSIC VENUE 1. UVA’s John Paul Jones Arena

STUDIOS FOR CRAFTING

1. Jefferson Theater

1. Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Pottery Paintin’ Place

2. The Paramount Theater (see ad pg 151) 3. Sprint Pavilion CITY PARK/PLAYGROUND

2. Muse Paintbar 3. Crozet Arts

1. Greenleaf Park – Charlottesville Parks & Rec

THEATRE GROUP

2. Pen Park – Charlottesville Parks & Rec

1. Live Arts

3. Tonsler Park – Charlottesville Parks & Rec

2. Black Box Players

COUNTY PARK/PLAYGROUND

THEME PARK

1. Pen Park – Charlottesville Parks & Rec 2. Mint Springs Valley Park – Albemarle County Parks & Rec 3. Wildrock

1. American Shakespeare Center

3. Four County Players

1. Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2. Kings Dominion 3. Massanutten Water Park 3. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

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UVA SPORTS TEAM

SHOPPING

1. Basketball

BABY GEAR & CLOTHING – LOCAL

2. Soccer

1. Here WEE Grow Again

2. Football

2. Whimsies

3. Baseball

3. Green Bean Baby Boutique

ZOO

BABY GEAR & CLOTHING – NATIONAL

1. Smithsonian Zoo

1. Target

2. Metro Richmond Zoo

2. Old Navy

2. Virginia Safari Park

3. Baby Gap

3. Natural Bridge Zoo (see ad pg 31) BIKE SHOP PARTIES & PORTRAITS

1. Blue Ridge Cyclery

LOCAL BAKERY

2. Blue Wheel Bicycle

1. Chandler’s Bakery

3. Crozet Bicycle Shop

2. Albemarle Baking Co. 3. The Pie Chest

BOOKSTORE FOR KID’S TITLES – LOCAL 1. New Dominion Bookshop

PARTY ENTERTAINMENT 1. BOUNCE, Play-n-Create (see ad pg 139) 2. Wes Iseli – Magician 3. Cville Inflatables with Superfun Attractions PARTY LOCATION 1. The Little Gym (see ad pg 151) 2. Jump Trampoline Park 2. Wildrock 3. BOUNCE, Play-n-Create (see ad pg 139) LOCAL PARTY SUPPLIES 1. The Party Starts Here 2. Rock Paper Scissors 3. Caspari PHOTOGRAPHER 1. Sarah Cramer Shields 1. 3 Cats Photo (see ad pg 121) 2. Jen Fariello Photography (see ad pg 119) 3. Rob Garland Photography

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2. Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery 3. Shenanigans Toys BOOKSTORE FOR KID’S TITLES – NATIONAL 1. Barnes & Noble 2. Amazon CHILDREN’S CLOTHING – LOCAL 1. Here Wee Grow Again 2. Green Bean Baby Boutique 3. Whimsies CHILDREN’S CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Target 2. Old Navy 3. Gap Kids LOCAL CUSTOM FRAME SHOP 1. The Great Frame Up 2. Creative Framing & The Art Box 3. Fast Frame


MATERNITY CLOTHING – NATIONAL

1. Charlottesville City Market

1. Motherhood Maternity

2. Forest Lakes Farmers Market

2. Target

3. Crozet Farmers Market

3. Old Navy

GROCERY STORE – LOCAL

MUSIC STORE

1. Foods of All Nations

1. Stacy’s Music Shop

1. Rebecca’s Natural Foods (see ad pg 114)

2. Music & Arts Center

FAMILY FAVORITES 2019

FARMERS MARKET LOCATION

3. Plan 9 Music 2. Reid Super-Save Market 3. Feast!

PET SUPPLIES – LOCAL

3. Crozet Great Valu

1. Pet Supplies Plus 2. Pet Food Discounters

GROCERY STORE – NATIONAL

3. Crate & Marrow

1. Wegmans 2. Trader Joe’s

PET SUPPLIES – NATIONAL

3. Whole Foods

1. PetSmart 2. Petco

HOBBY SHOP

3. Tractor Supply

1. Michael’s Arts & Crafts 2. A.C. Moore

PLACE TO BUY GREEN

3. JO-ANN Fabrics & Crafts

1. Whole Foods 2. Rebecca’s Natural Foods (see ad pg 114)

JEWELRY BOUTIQUE

3. Integral Yoga Natural Foods

1. Schwarzschild Keller & George Jewelers

3. Charlottesville City Market

1. Penelope 2. Andrew Minton Jewelers

PLACE TO BUY JEANS

3. Tuel Jewelers

1. Old Navy 2. American Eagle

KITCHEN GEAR & SUPPLIES – LOCAL

3. Jean Theory

1. The Happy Cook 2. Found Market

RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR KIDS – LOCAL

KITCHEN GEAR & SUPPLIES – NATIONAL

1. Here WEE Grow Again

1. Bed Bath & Beyond 2. HomeGoods 3. Williams-Sonoma MATERNITY CLOTHING – LOCAL 1. Green Bean Baby Boutique

2. Schoolhouse Thrift Shop 3. Natalie Dressed RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR KIDS – NATIONAL 1. Kid to Kid Charlottesville 2. Plato’s Closet

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RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR WOMEN

CHIROPRACTOR

1. Twice as Nice

1. Scott Wagner Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

2. Natalie Dressed 3. ReThreads SPORTING GOODS – LOCAL 1. Ragged Mountain Running Shop 2. Freestyle 3. Crozet Running Shop SPORTING GOODS – NATIONAL

2. Heppner Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center (see ad pg 99) 3. Cox Chiropractic Clinic COUNSELING SERVICE 1. New City Counseling 3. The Women’s Initiative 3. Virginia Center for Family Relations Services (see ad pg 109)

1. Dick’s Sporting Goods 2. L.L. Bean

DENTIST, FAMILY PRACTICE

3. Play It Again Sports

1. Sapon & Swisher Dental, PLLC 2. Crozet Family Dental (see ad pg 103)

TOY SHOP – LOCAL

2. DJ Bickers

1. Alakazam Toys & Gifts

2. Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville

2. Shenanigans Toys

3. Swett Dentistry

3. End Game Center (see ad pg 116) DENTIST, PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY TOY SHOP – NATIONAL

1. Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry (see ad pg 102)

1. Target

2. Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry

2. Walmart

3. Children’s Dentistry with a Mother’s

WOMEN’S CLOTHING SHOP – LOCAL

3. Crozet Pediatric Dentistry

Touch 1. Boutique Boutique 2. Bittersweet Clothing & Accessories

DERMATOLOGIST

3. Darling Boutique

1. Albemarle Dermatology Associates

3. Natalie Dressed

2. UVA Dermatology Clinic 3. Charlottesville Dermatology

WOMEN’S CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Ann Taylor Loft

FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTICE

2. Lululemon

1. Sentara Healthcare

3. Talbots

1. Family Medicine of Albemarle 2. Downtown Family Health Care

HEALTH & WELLNESS

3. Charlottesville Family Medicine

ALTERNATIVE CARE PROVIDER

3. Albemarle Center for Family Medicine

1. Downtown Family Health Care 2. Family Medicine of Albemarle

HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

3. M Clinic

1. UVA Children’s Hospital 2. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 3. Augusta Health

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VETERINARIAN

1. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

1. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital (see ad pg 93)

2. UVA Health System

2. Autumn Trails Veterinary Clinic

3. Augusta Health

3. Monticello Animal Hospital

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 1. Jefferson Obstetrics & Gynecology

EDUCATION

2. Edward T. Wolanski, M.D., PC Gynecology Service

NANNY/SITTER SERVICE 1. ASAP Sitters

3. UVA Northridge

2. HooSitting

3. Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates

3. Local Nanny Network

OPTOMETRIST

DAYCARE – FULL-TIME INFANT CARE

1. Blue Ridge Ophthalmology

1. Foundations Child Development Center

2. MyEyeDr.

1. Westminster Child Care Center

3. Primary Eyecare

2. Bright Beginnings Preschool

ORTHODONTIST 1. Charlottesville Orthodontics

FAMILY FAVORITES 2019

HOSPITALITY FOR MATERNITY CARE

(see ad back cover)

ART CLASSES 1. Crozet Arts

2. Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics

2. McGuffey Art Center

3. Dr. Suzanne M. Dennis Orthodontics

3. The Glass Palette 3. The Hive

PEDIATRICIAN 1. Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville (see ad pg 101)

2. Piedmont Pediatrics (see ad pg 104)

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT/ TUTORING PROGRAM/LEARNING PROGRAM

3. Northridge Pediatrics at UVA

1. Clayborne Learning

PHYSICAL THERAPY

2. Aloha Mind Math, Reading, Writing

1. ACAC

(see ad inside front cover)

2. Spectrum Physical Therapy 3. Atlantic Sports & Rehabilitation Services

1. LearningRx 3. Wahoo Tutors 3. Connections Achievement & Therapy Center

3. Scott Wagner Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

EDUCATIONAL RECREATION

PLASTIC SURGEON

2. Alliance Française of Charlottesville

1. The Center for Plastic Surgery at Sentara Martha Jefferson

2. The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge 3. The Han Studio

2. UVA Plastic Surgery Clinic

3. Ivy Creek Nature Program

1. BOUNCE, Play-n-Create (see ad pg 139)

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LIBRARY BRANCH

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PROGRAM

1. Northside Library

1. UVA’s Speech-Language-Hearing Center

2. Central Library

1. Alliance Française of Charlottesville

3. Crozet Library

2. Speak! Language Center

SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

3. Small Talk Speech & Therapy Center, LLC (see ad pg 107)

1. Peabody School 2. Oakland School (see ad pg 130) 3. Little Keswick School 3. Virginia Institute of Autism PRESCHOOL

TEACHER 1. Katrien Vance – North Branch School (see ad pg 127)

2. Jody Taylor – Sutherland Middle School 3. Christopher Cantone – Albemarle High School

1. North Branch School (see ad pg 127) 2. Peabody School

DINING OUT

2. Charlottesville Catholic School

BREAKFAST SPOT – LOCAL

3. First Presbyterian Church Preschool

1. Tip Top Restaurant

3. International School of Charlottesville

2. MarieBette Café & Bakery

(see ad pg 128)

3. St. Mark Lutheran Preschool PRIVATE SCHOOL – ELEMENTARY 1. St. Anne’s-Belfield School (see ad pg 131) 2. The Covenant School 2. North Branch School (see ad pg 127) 3. Regents School of Charlottesville

3. Bodo’s Bagels 3. Bluegrass Grill & Bakery BREAKFAST SPOT – NATIONAL 1. International House of Pancakes 2. Panera Bread 3. First Watch

(see ad pg 126)

3. Charlottesville Catholic School

BUFFET RESTAURANT – LOCAL

PRIVATE SCHOOL – MIDDLE SCHOOL

2. Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet

1. Tandem Friends School (see ad pg 133)) 1. North Branch School (see ad pg 127) 2. Charlottesville Catholic School 3. The Covenant School

1. Milan Indian Cuisine 3. Himalayan Fusion BUFFET RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Wood Grill Buffet

3. St. Anne’s-Belfield School (see ad pg 131)

2. Sushi King

PRIVATE SCHOOL – HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE PREP

COFFEE SHOP – LOCAL

1. Tandem Friends School (see ad pg 133)

2. Grit Coffee

2. St. Anne’s-Belfield School (see ad pg 131)

3. Shenandoah Joe Coffee Roasters

3. The Covenant School

3. Mudhouse Coffee Roasters

3. Woodberry Forest School

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1. Greenberry’s Coffee Co.


FAST FOOD – NATIONAL

1. Starbucks

1. Panera Bread

2. Panera Bread

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill

3. Dunkin’ Donuts

3. Chick-fil-A

DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT – LOCAL

HAMBURGER RESTAURANT – LOCAL

1. Mas Tapas

1. Citizen Burger Bar

2. The Local

2. Riverside Lunch

3. Vivace

3. Martin’s Grill

3. Tavola HAMBURGER RESTAURANT – NATIONAL DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT – NATIONAL

1. Burtons Grill

1. Burtons Grill

2. Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

2. Bonefish Grill

3. Five Guys

3. The Melting Pot INTERNATIONAL FOOD – CHINESE FROZEN DESSERT PLACE – LOCAL

1. Peter Chang’s China Grill

1. Splendora’s Gelato

2. Taste of China

2. Daily Grind Coffee & Creamery

3. The Red Lantern

3. Crozet Creamery INTERNATIONAL FOOD – INDIAN FROZEN DESSERT PLACE – NATIONAL

1. Milan Indian Cuisine

1. SweetFrog, Barracks Road Shopping Center

2. Maharaja

2. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (see ad pg 116) 3. Kilwins (see ad pgs 33, 117) 3. Coldstone Stone Creamery

3. Taste of India INTERNATIONAL FOOD – ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN 1. Bella’s

FAMILY RESTAURANT – LOCAL

1. Vivace

1. Tip Top Restaurant

2. Tavola

2. Guadalajara (see ad pg 33)

3. Sal’s Pizza

3. Michael’s Diner & Restaurant FAMILY RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Burtons Grill 2. Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

INTERNATIONAL FOOD – SOUTH OF THE BORDER 1. Guadalajara (see ad pg 33) 2. Al Carbon Chicken

3. Outback Steakhouse

3. El Jaripeo

FAST FOOD – LOCAL

INTERNATIONAL FOOD – TAPAS

1. Riverside Lunch 2. Bodo’s Bagels 3. Sticks Kebob Shop

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COFFEE SHOP – NATIONAL


INTERNATIONAL FOOD – THAI

SANDWICH – NATIONAL

1. Monsoon Siam

1. Panera Bread

2. Thai ’99 II

2. Jersey Mike’s

2. Lime Leaf Thai

3. Whole Foods

3. Tara Thai

3. Jason’s Deli

LOCAL KID’S MENU

SWEETS & TREATS – LOCAL

1. Michael’s Diner & Restaurant

1. MarieBette Café & Bakery

2. The Brick Oven

2. Chandler’s Bakery

3. Tip Top Restaurant

3. Paradox Pastry

NATIONAL KID’S MENU

SWEETS & TREATS – NATIONAL

1. Burtons Grill

1. Whole Foods

2. Chick-fil-A

2. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (see ad pg 116)

3. Outback Steakhouse

3. Kilwins (see ad pgs 33, 117)

PIZZA – LOCAL

KID’S ACTIVITIES

1. Christian’s Pizza

BABY/TODDLER PROGRAM

2. Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

1. The Little Gym (see pg 151)

2. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

2. YMCA (see ad pg 145)

3. The Brick Oven

3. Charlottesville Waldorf School 3. Bend Yoga

PIZZA – NATIONAL 1. Domino’s Pizza

DANCE SCHOOL

2. MidiCi

1. Charlottesville Ballet Academy

3. Mellow Mushroom

2. Albemarle Ballet Theatre 2. Wilson School of Dance (see ad pg 142)

SALAD BAR

3. Charlottesville Performing Arts School

1. Jason’s Deli 2. Whole Foods

GOLF COURSE

3. The Brick Oven

1. Birdwood Golf Course 2. Greene Hills Club

SANDWICH – LOCAL

3. Meadowcreek Golf

1. Bodo’s Bagels

3. Kandi Comer Golf at Old Trail Golf Course

2. Take It Away Sandwich Shop 3. Feast! (see ad pg 47) 3. Ivy Provisions

GYMNASTICS PROGRAM 1. The Little Gym (see ad pg 116) 2. Classic Gymnastics Center 3. Friendship Gymnastics Center

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SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CAMP

1. Camp Friendship (see ad pg 149)

1. Living Earth School Camp

2. The Barracks Farm

2. Camp Friendship (see ad pg 149)

3. Millington Stables

3. Camp Motorsport

3. The Pony Academy

3. Camp Horizons (see ad pg 144

MARTIAL ARTS

SWIM PROGRAM

1. Laughing Dragon Kung Fu

1. ACAC

2. Mountain Kim Martial Arts

2. Charlottesville Parks & Rec

3. UpLevel Martial Arts

3. YMCA (see ad pg 145)

FAMILY FAVORITES 2019

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

(see ad inside front cover)

3. MMA Institute of Charlottesville FITNESS & BEAUTY MUSIC TEACHER/SCHOOL

BEAUTY SALON

1. Blue Ridge Music Together (see pg 153)

1. Anew Salon

2. Music Education Center

1. Moxie Hair & Body Lounge

2. The Front Porch

2. Bristles

3. Stacy’s Music Shop

3. Alternative Hair Solutions 3. Thairapy

TEAM SPORTS PROGRAM 1. SOCA (see ad pg 146)

BARBER SHOP

2. YMCA (see ad pg 145)

1. Barber House Barber Shop

3. VABA

2. Chung’s Barber Shop 3. His Barber Shop

TENNIS LESSONS 1. Boar’s Head Resort

EXERCISE CLASS – MOMMY & ME

2. ACAC (see ad inside front cover)

1. The Little Gym (see ad pg 151)

3. Matilda Blue Tennis

2. Bend Yoga 3. ACAC

(see ad inside front cover)

THEATRE PROGRAM 1. Live Arts

EXERCISE CLASS – WOMEN

2. Black Box Players

1. YMCA (see ad pg 145)

3. Four County Players

1. Anytime Fitness 2. ACAC

SUMMER DAY CAMP

(see ad inside front cover)

3. Tread Happy

1. The Little Gym (see ad pg 151) 2. ACAC

(see ad inside front cover)

2. Triple C Camp (see ad pg 149)

FAMILY HEALTH CLUB/GYM 1. ACAC

(see ad inside front cover)

2. YMCA (see ad pg 145) 3. Living Earth School Camp

3. Anytime Fitness

3. STEAM Discovery Academy (see ad pg 143)

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KID’S HAIRCUTS 1. Barber House Barber Shop 2. Hair Cuttery 3. Bubbles Salons MANICURE/PEDICURE 1. Nail Design 2. Holly’s Nails Salon 3. Glamour Nails & Spa MIND/BODY CLASSES 1. ACAC (see ad inside front cover) 2. Anytime Fitness 3. FlyDog Yoga 3. The Elements Studio PLACE FOR A MASSAGE 1. Spa at Massanutten Resort (see ad pg 45)

BUILDER/REMODELER 1. Southern Development Homes (see ad pg 92)

2. Craig Builders 2. Stanley Martin Homes 3. KMAC Contracting LLC BUILDING SUPPLY STORE 1. Better Living Building Supply 2. MWP Blue Ridge Building Supply 2. MWP Blue Ridge Paint & Decorating 3. Allied Concrete (see ad pg 86) CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 1. Albemarle Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners 2. Grout & Carpet Wizards 3. Blue Ridge Carpet & Tile Cleaning

2. ACAC (see ad inside front cover) 3. Massage Envy SPA 1. Signature Medical Spa

CONCIERGE SERVICE 1. C and D Concierge Services 2. Cville Concierge & Errand Service, LLC

2. Spa at Massanutten Resort (see ad pg 45) 3. ACAC (see ad inside front cover) 3. Silver Lining Day Spa YOGA STUDIO 1. FlyDog Yoga

COUNTERTOPS 1. Albemarle Countertop Company 2. Better Living Building Supply 3. Cogswell Stone 3. European Stone Concepts (see ad pg 84)

2. Hot Yoga Charlottesville 3. ACAC (see ad inside front cover)

HOME WINNERS HOME & GARDEN APPLIANCE REPAIR 1. Davis Appliance 2. Doug’s Maytag Home Appliance Center 3. Quality Appliance Repair of Louisa

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DECKS 1. Decks by Dak, LLC 2. Integrity Building & Design DECORATOR 1. U-Fab Interiors (see ad pg 85) 2. Casey Eves Design 3. Kindrick Shade Solutions 3. MSS Designs


ENERGY-EFFICIENT DESIGN 1. Sigora Solar 2. Altenergy Inc. 3. Apex Clean Energy FENCING 1. Henderson Fence 2. C’ville Residential 3. Evergreen Fence 3. Cavalier Steel & Fence Co. FLOORING 1. MWP Blue Ridge Building Supply 2. The L & L Company 3. Carpet Plus FURNITURE STORE 1. Grand Home Furnishings 2. The Artful Lodger 3. Circa GARDEN CENTER 1. Ivy Nursery 2. Snow’s Garden Center 3. Milmont Greenhouses HANDYMAN 1. Advantage Home Contracting 2. Handy Mike HEATING & AIR 1. Robertson Electric (see ad pg 87) 2. Albemarle Heating & Air 3. Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning 3. Monticello Air 3. Airflow Systems

FAMILY FAVORITES 2019

ELECTRICIAN 1. Robertson Electric (see ad pg 87) 2. Serenity Electrical 3. Buhl Electric 3. Fitch Services

HOME ACCESSORY SHOP 1. Kindrick Shade Solutions 1. Caspari 2. Circa 3. Ivy Nursery 3. Pour la Maison HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE 1. Nooks & Crannies 2. Merry Maids 3. Capri Cleaning LLC HOME ELECTRONICS 1. Crutchfield 2. Best Buy LAUNDRY SERVICE 1. Express Laundry Center 2. Preston Suds 3. Eco Dry Cleaners LANDSCAPING SERVICE 1. Snow’s Garden Center 2. Appalachian Landscapes 3. D & D Lawn Care and Landscaping 3. Town & Country Services MOVERS 1. College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving (see ad pg 90) 2. Student Services Moving & Storage Co. (see ad pg 91) 3. Leon White Movers ORGANIZING SERVICE 1. Charlottesville Organizing 2. Abundance Organizing PAINTER 1. CertaPro Painters 2. Piedmont Paint & Finish 3. Integrity Home Services CharlottesvilleFamily.com

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PEST CONTROL 1. Intrastate Pest Control 2. Holistic Pest Solutions 3. Dodson Pest Control 3. Foster’s Pest Control PLAYSETS, SHEDS & OUTDOOR STRUCTURES 1. Capitol Sheds 2. Byler Barns & Backyards 3. Better Built Sheds, LLC PLUMBING 1. Robertson Electric (see ad pg 87) 2. Laco, Inc. 2. Beck Cohen 3. Pete’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 3. Michael & Son Services POOLS & MAINTENANCE 1. Vailes Custom Pools & Spas 2. Valley Pool & Spa 3. Aqua-Clean Pool Service 3. Charlottesville Sanitary Supply ROOFING 1. Rooftop Services 2. Blue Ridge Roofing 3. W.A. Lynch Roofing Co., Inc. TREE SERVICE 1. Van Yahres Tree Company 2. Metcalf Tree & Landscape Services 3. Bartlett Tree Experts 3. ArborLife Professional Tree Care WINDOW CLEANING 1. Cavalier Window Cleaning & Power Washing (see ad pg 96) 2. First Impressions Window Cleaning 3. White Glove Cleaning

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SERVICES AUTO DEALERSHIP 1. Umansky Automotive Group 2. Jim Price Auto Group 3. Colonial Auto Center 3. Flow Automotive BANK/CREDIT UNION 1. UVA Community Credit Union 2. BB&T Bank 2. Virginia National Bank 3. Blue Ridge Bank CAR/REPAIR SHOP 1. Airport Road Auto Center 2. Bob’s Wheel Alignment 3. University Tire & Auto Centers 3. C & R Auto Service CAR WASH 1. All American Car Wash 2. Greene Laser Wash 3. Aqua Cville Hand Car Wash FAMILY LAWYER 1. Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. (see ad pg 89) 2. MichieHamlett Attorneys at Law 3. Woods Rogers PLC FINANCIAL CONSULTANT 1. The Legacy Foundation 2. Stifel 3. Wilkerson Wealth Management INSURANCE AGENT 1. Gary Albert, State Farm Insurance 2. Beth Towe Heck, Towe Insurance (see ad pg 88)

3. Greg Leffler, State Farm Insurance (see ad pg 88)

3. Cynthia Shifflett, State Farm Insurance 3. Daniel Harper, Allstate Insurance


MORTGAGE BROKER 1. C&F Mortgage Corporation 2. UVA Community Credit Union 2. Mahone Mortgage, LLC 3. Crown Mortgage PET BOARDING & GROOMING 1. Wakefield Kennel 2. Autumn Trails Veterinary Center 2. The Dogg House 3. Creatures Great and Small

FAMILY FAVORITES 2019

INSURANCE COMPANY 1. State Farm Insurance (see ad pg 88) 2. Towe Insurance (see ad pg 88) 3. Allstate Insurance

REAL ESTATE FIRM 1. McLean Faulconer Inc. (see ad pg 1) 1. Nest Realty Group 2. Roy Wheeler Realty Company 3. The Marjorie Adams Team, Nest Realty (see ad pg 94) REALTOR 1. The Marjorie Adam Team, Nest Realty (see ad pg 94) 2. Sasha Farmer-Tripp, Story House Real Estate 3. Greg Slater, Nest Realty 3. Bob Hughes, Nest Realty

PET TRAINING 1. Shady Mountain Pet Retreat 2. All Things Pawssible 2. Green Dogs Unleashed 3. Autumn Trails Veterinary Center 3. Pet Paradise VETERINARIAN 1. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital (see ad pg 93)

2. Autumn Trails Veterinary Center 2. Monticello Animal Hospital 3. Dominion Veterinary Hospital

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New to Charlottesville? Welcome! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, your new community is known for year-round natural beauty and small-city sophistication. Charlottesville's countless accolades range from a variety of successes—from its delicious, locally sourced restaurants to its active, sports-centric community. Here, “green” is a way of life for our eco-conscious residents, businesses and local government. See below on how to get settled in your new home. Get on the Grid. Where you get your electricity depends on where you live, with one option per area. Power providers include Appalachian Power, (800) 956-4237, appalachianpower.com; Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, (800) 367-2832, forcvec.com; Dominion Virginia Power, (866) 366-4357, dom.com; and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, (800) 552-3904, myrec.coop. Fuel Up. Natural gas service is available from the city of Charlottesville for city residents and some parts of the county: Charlottesville Gas, (434) 970-3211. Got Water? If you’re not in one of the county homes on well water, you’ll need to connect up with Charlottesville Water at (434) 970-3800 or Albemarle County Service Authority at (434) 977-4511.

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Take Out the Trash. County residents may use the Ivy Materials Utilization Center or hire a private collection firm. Some of the private haulers will also collect recycling. The city provides weekly trash take-away; residents purchase stickers for 32-gallon, 50-gallon, 64-gallon or 96-gallon trash bags at grocery stores or an annual sticker available at City Hall, (434) 970-3830. Keep in Touch. Landline phone service and Internet connections are available through CenturyLink, centurylink.com; Comcast, xfinity.com; Sprint, sprint.com; and Ting, ting.com. On the Road. Within 30 days of moving to the area, contact the DMV for a new driver’s license and to title and register your vehicle locally: Charlottesville DMV, (804) 497-7100. Rock the Vote. The easiest way to register to vote is to fill out a form while you’re at the DMV. Otherwise, call up the local registration office to get the necessary form: Albemarle County Voter Registration, (434) 972-4173; City of Charlottesville Voter Registration, (434) 970-3250. Make New Friends. Are you new to Charlottesville or newly retired? The Newcomers Club offers a variety of activities: cvillenewcomers.com. Make a Difference. There are lots of opportunities to help out those in need within our community. Check out volunteer opportunities on the United Way’s website: unitedwaytja.org.

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Ordering the Home’s Command Center

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I once read that a messy desk indicates a chaotic life. I read it in college, when staying organized meant keeping up with social appointments (and a few school assignments). Now that I’m a mother of three, wife to a man with a demanding job, writer and (ahem) home-manager extraordinaire, staying organized requires constant diligence. All the things that need my attention—bills, artwork, library books and invitations—eventually land on the desk in our kitchen. Even my husband plops his work down on the desk at the end of the day, hoping that I will use my magic mommy powers to make it disappear. Although it’s slightly messy, it helps me keep a chaotic life under control. Command Central As moms, we keep our fastmoving families going strong. Who else will remember to pick up toilet paper at the store, to dress our

children in the correct hue for Color Day at school, to send in a shoebox for that science project or to buy a birthday present for our mothers-inlaw. Whether it’s a desk, a counter top, a drawer or a cabinet, we all need a Command Center to keep our families running efficiently. Through trial and error, I’ve learned that we also need a system for keeping the Command Center of the home organized. The following tips— both easy and inexpensive—will streamline the system for keeping your family moving. Basic Organization Strategies Simply designate a day to do a foundational cleaning using the following strategies. 1. Tackle the Piles. Take everything out of the drawers and cabinets and everything off of the counter of your Command Center. As you do so, throw away anything you no longer need or want. Ask yourself: CharlottesvilleFamily.com

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Is this worth keeping? Will I need it again? 2. Sort and Categorize. When everything is out and you’ve trashed or given away what you don’t need, group similar things together. 3. Assign a Home. Each grouping needs a home. The most-used things need special consideration; they will need to be easily accessible. As much as possible, make your computer an assigned home so you can reduce piles and clutter. For example, keep your calendar, list of gifts to buy, gift ideas, schedule for babysitters and addresses on the computer. 4. Contain Yourself. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to organize your Command Center. Slide plastic carryout containers into a drawer for pens, sticky notes and paper clips. A small basket can hold your kids’ handheld devices, as well as stickers and markers. While, a plastic file folder works great for paper records, stationery and bills. 80

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Establish Organizational Ground Rules Next, develop a flow for how things will arrive at and leave the Command Center. In other words, how will you stay organized? The key is not only to develop a system but also to explain to each family member how they play a part in it. 1. Never Leave Things in the Car. Make it a habit to bring in everything— sports equipment, backpacks, purses, trash—from the car each time you get home. This reduces the chaotic morning rush to get everyone out the door for school because no one is searching for a lunchbox or library book. 2. Deal with It Immediately. Whatever it is that comes through the door, whether in a child’s backpack or in the mail, do something with it immediately, or at least once a day. Open the mail, throw away what you don’t need, and separate bills and put them in their place. One or two piles aren’t the enemy of organization, but giving your attention to the piles on a daily basis will prevent them from


procreating. I have one general “to-do” pile that I go through each afternoon. 3. Establish a Weekly Time of Communication. Spousal communication concerning schedules, needs and activities is essential to successful Command Center organization. Determine a time each week that you’ll sit down and discuss the calendar. Common Areas of Chaos After you’ve cleaned out, developed a system and explained it to the family, you may find certain areas clogging the flow, in and out, of the Command Center. The following tips will help you with your problem areas. The Family Calendar. For my bustling family, this has been a problem area. We solved it by using Google Calendar, a scheduling system anyone with a Google account can access. A similar familyscheduling program, Cozi.com, uses color-coding and also maintains grocery and task lists. Birthdays. Note important birthdays on your calendar using bright red. As you look at your monthly schedule, you are reminded. Then, establish a gift closet near the Command Center that you add to when prices are right or when you find the perfect gift. Your gift closet can also include a few hostess items, stocked card box, gift bags, wrapping paper, ribbon and tissue paper. Schoolwork/Artwork. Schoolwork should leave backpacks for an established homework period and be immediately returned upon completion. Backpacks should then go back to their resting spot. Ongoing homework projects remain in a “todo” pile until they are finished. Designate a place where children can display artwork. We use the

refrigerator and the walls in the playroom. As new masterpieces are made, they replace old artwork. When I take down artwork, I note on the back who made it and when, and photograph the proud artist with their work. At the end of the school year, I tuck a few of our favorites in a plastic keepsake tub in the attic. Bills. If possible, go paperless. Most services and banks provide online payment options and will do the work for you. Pay all of your bills on one day, stamp them and then note the date they’re due on the outside of the envelope. Records. Use an accordion file or file drawer for records such as vaccination records, insurance information and paystubs. Birth certificates, social security cards, titles, licenses and other vital records should be in a locked fireproof safe, tucked away in the house. An organized Command Center is good, but a system that enables its maintenance is even better, because it allows for ongoing success and extinguishes low-grade mess stress. An ordered Command Center may not be perfect or pile-free, but it promises to keep the chaos of a fastmoving family to a minimum.

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Home Maintenance

Checklist

Home maintenance is sometimes bumped off of our radar when it involves tasks that only need to be done on a seasonal basis. However, the consequences of slacking in your home’s upkeep can become extensive and quite expensive. Here's a checklist to help you prioritize and check off the important yet easily forgot maintenance musts.

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Heating/Cooling *Robertson Electric.........434-973-4348 2131 Berkmar Drive Charlottesville www.robertsonelectric.com 24-hour award-winning services in plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling. See ad pg 87

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Window cleaning and power washing services. See ad pg 96

Insurance *Leffler, Greg, State Farm Insurance.....................434-296-1010 503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 1A Charlottesville www.gregleffler.us Your family-friendly State Farm agent ready to discuss all your insurance needs. See ad pg 88 *Towe Insurance............434-295-5191 304 E Jefferson St, www.toweinsurance.com Family-owned, full-service insurance agency committed to protecting and advocating for all clients. See ad pg 88

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Landscaping

Moving Services

*Ivy Corner Garden Center............................434-977-3999

*College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving.........................434-381-3209

4305 Ivy Road Local garden center and gift shop that also offers landscaping services. See ad pg 86

819B Albemarle Street www.collegehunks.com Moving and hauling service for home and office moving, junk removal, donation pickups and more. See ad pg 90

Lawyers *Tucker, Griffin Barnes P.C...................434-973-7474 307 West Rio Road www.tgblaw.com Professionals representing individuals, families and businesses—real estate, family law, personal injury and more. See ad pg 89

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*Student Services Moving & Storage Co............434-977-2705 1501 Avon Street Extd Charlottesville www.studentservicesmoving.com Local and long-distance moving services, full-service packing, truck unloading and climate-controlled warehouse storage. See ad pg 91

YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR: • Full-service Moving • Junk Removal • Hourly Labor Services Home or Office • Donation Delivery • Daily Trash Pickup

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*SPCA............................................. 3355 Berkmar Dr-Center 434-973-5959 943 Preston Ave-Store 434-293-8475 www.caspca.org No-kill shelter for lost and displaced animals. Community Rummage Store also available. See ad pg 95

*Vintage Swings............434-977-3999 email@vintageswings.com www.vintageswings.com Handmade wooden swings proudly made in Charlottesville. See ad pg 90

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Pet Care

Almost Home Pet Adoption Ctr...................434-263-7722

*Dogtopia......................434-922-1500

Caring for Creatures.....434-842-2404 Extra Mile Dog Rescue........................ margaret@extramiledogrescue.org Green Dogs Unleashed ............greendogsunleashed.org

315 Rivanna Plaza Dr #120 www.dogtopia.com/charlottesville Dog daycare, boarding and spa with emphasis on safety and socialization with open-play. See ad pg 89

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*Howard, Glenda, Realtor CRS, GRI, SRES.............................434-981-0839 Bill Howard & Associates Real Estate, LLC 300 Preston Ave., Suite 300 www.thecharlottesvillerealtor.com As your realtor, I will help you simplify and engage in the process. See ad pg 92

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Adoption/Foster Barker Foundation......... 800-673-8489 Bethany Christian Services........................... 434-979-9631 Carter, Blair, Attorney.... 434-296-9006 Catholic Charities.......... 800-974-4494 Children’s Home Society ............................ 800-247-2888

Planned Parenthood Health Systems (Charlottesville).............. 434-296-1000 Social Services of Albemarle................... 434-972-4010 Social Services of Chville......................... 434-970-3400 *Tucker, Griffin Barnes P.C....................... 434-973-7474 307 West Rio Road www.tgblaw.com Professionals representing individuals, families and businesses, real estate, family law, personal injury and more. See ad pg 89

Community Attention Foster Families........................... 434-970-3531 DePaul Community Resources........................ 434-977-9847 Families United.............. 434-923-8253 *People Places.................. 434-979-0335

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1002 East Jefferson Street Charlottesville www.peopleplaces.org Treatment foster care, foster care to adoption services & family services. See ad pg 98

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*Heppner Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center.............. 434-974-7955 3450 Seminole Trail, Suite 105 heppnerfamilychiropractic.com Maternity and pediatric care, massage therapy, low back/neck pain, sports injury treatment. See ad pg 99

Counselors, Family & Child Capacchione, Linda A., LPC, Psychotherapist.............. 434-296-1338 Common Ground Negotiation Services........................... 434-244-0714

Family Stress Clinic at UVA............................. 434-243-6868 Garcia, Michael, LPC...... 434-981-7249 Hospice of the Piedmont......................... 434-817-6900 Integrative Health Svcs. 434-244-2663 Irons, Janie...........434-963-0324 ext 15 Ivy Road Family Solutions......................... 434-566-0104 Maness, Archer, LPC....... 434-825-3626 Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Ctr at UVA.................................. 434-982-2361 Mindworks Pediatric Neuropsychology .......... 434-989-1481

David, Joseph J, MD........ 434-973-9739

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Poehailos, Dupont & Associates, PLC........... 434-220-4686

Family Preservation Services........................... 434-293-4262

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Weber, Dr. Lewis & Associates................... 434-963-0324

Rannigan, Robert, LPC... 434-978-1773

Weldon, Jane, MA, LPC... 434-295-8100

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Young, Rob, PsyD, BCB... 434-566-0113

Rose Hill Counseling & Psychotherapy................ 434-220-1884

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Singer, Eliot, LPC............. 434-220-3334

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The Women’s Initiative.. 434-872-0047 Transformation Counseling...................... 434-923-3637 *Virginia Center for Family Relations .......................434-973-5640 1450 Sachem Place, Suite 101 vacenterforfamilyrelations.com Counseling from a Christian perspective. Providing individual, marriage, couples, family, adolescent, child counseling. See ad pg 109

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CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Award Winner 2019

Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville, PLC Comprehensive care from infancy to young adulthood Office Hours By Appointment Evening & Weekends until 9pm Urgent Care Available One of Our Physicians On Call After Hours Onsite Lactation Consultant

Open 365 Days A Year until 9pm

Downtown Office & | 296-9161 Adolescent Center | 971-9611 1011 E. Jefferson St West Office 2411 Ivy Rd | 296-8300 North Office 29N at Hollymead (1522 Insurance Lane, A) | 974-9600 Zion Crossroads Office 71 Jefferson Court | 540-406-4100

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preventive care, cosmetic options and more for healthy smiles, gums and teeth. See ad pg 100

Doctors, Ob & Gyn Barber, Virginia, MD....... 434-977-9900 Campbell, Bruce, MD..... 434-978-1691

Dentists, Pediatric Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry......................... 434-975-7336 Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville................ 434-817-1817 Children’s Dentistry with a Mother’s Touch............................... 434-817-5437

*Center for Advanced Gynecology...................... 434-234-4903 630 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 140B www.virginiagyn.com Dedicated to helping women using a holistic approach and minimally invasive techniques See ad pg 105

Community Dental Ctr.. 434-293-9300

Charlottesville Gynecology...................... 434-296-6461

Crozet Pediatric Dentistry......................... 434-205-4594

Family Medicine of Albemarle........................ 434-973-9744

*Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry......................... 434-973-4344 240 Hydraulic Ridge Road, Suite 203 www.piedmontpd.com Specialized dental care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs. See ad pg 102

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Jefferson Obstetrics & Gynecology.................. 434-977-4488 Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates....................... 434-979-2121 Prenatal Diagnosis Ctr... 434-220-8620 Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Ctr of Virginia... 434-654-8520


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Sentara Martha Jefferson Women’s Health Ctr....................... 434-654-7009 Stadler, Sarah, MD.......... 434-296-9600 UVA Midlife Health Ctr.. 434-243-4720 UVA Physicians for Women, Northridge....................... 434-243-4570 Wolanski Gynecology.....434-293-9800

Doctors, Pediatric Charlottesville Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine...... 434-296-8666

Four offices for comprehensive care from infancy to young adulthood. charlottesvillepeds.com See ad pg 101 *Piedmont Pediatrics....... 434-975-7777 900 Rio East Court, Suite A & 1193 Crozet Avenue, Crozet www.piedmontpediatrics.net Provides intelligent & up-to-date medical care & advice to children, young adults & parents. See ad pg 104 UVA General Pediatrics.. 434-924-5321

KidsWellness Pediatrics.434-984-5437

UVA Pediatrics at Augusta........................... 540-932-0980

*Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville............ 434-974-9600

UVA Pediatrics at Northridge....................... 434-980-6555

E. Jefferson St............... 434-296-9161 Ivy Rd............................ 434-296-8300 Hollymead.................... 434-974-9600 Zion Crossroads........... 540-406-4100 Adolescent Ctr............. 434-971-9611

UVA Pediatrics at Orange............................. 540-661-3025

Charlottesville ENT Associates Medical and

UVA Primary Care Riverside.......................... 434-975-7700

CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Award Winner 2019

surgical ear, nose and throat care for adults & children. Communication services, including comprehensive audiology evaluations

Compassionate, intelligent, and up-to-date pediatric care at two convenient locations!

Charlottesville Office now

Schedule your school and Open 7 days a week! sports physicals today! Urgent walk-in appointments available Weekday mornings from 8am to 9am

The office of

Drs. Daniel Landes and John Mason 652 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 140 Charlottesville, VA 22911 For an appointment, please call 434-243-9415

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Charlottesville Office nowand Open 7 days a week! Charlottesville Crozet Urgent walk-in appointments available, Weekday mornings to 9am Charlottesville: 900 Riofrom East8am Court, Suite A Charlottesville and Crozet. Crozet: 1193 Crozet Avenue

Check our website or follow us on Facebook forEast updates! Charlottesville: 900 Rio Court, Suite A www.PiedmontPediatrics.net Crozet: 1193 Crozet Avenue Facebook@piedmontpediatrics

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Bloomin Birth................. 434-962-5438

Doctors, Specialists

C-ville Massage Doula... 434-996-5095

Bright Birthing................ 415-729-5126 Nine Moons Midwifery.. 434-987-1257

(advertiser only) *Charlottesville ENT Associates....................... 434-243-9415

One Gentle Beginning ... 434-481-1077 Platania, Chris................ 434-760-0428 Red Clay Doula............... 434-361-1693

652 Peter Jefferson Pkwy #140 www.uvahealth.com Medical and surgical ear, nose and throat care for adults and children. See ad pg 104

Sisters Keeper Collective......................... 434-207-2047 Windflower Doula.......... 434-760-3098

Doulas

Health Clinics

Beyond Birth Support.... 434-218-3735

Ch’ville Free Clinic......... 434-296-5525

*Birth and Biodynamic Midwifery LLC................ 434-996-5095

First Med......................... 434-984-4200

www.birthandbiodynamics.com Providing compassionate individualized midwifery care. Evidence based, water birth. Licensed midwife. CPM, RCST. See ad pg 106

MedExpress Urgent Care.................................. 434-244-3027 Neighborhood Family Health Ctr....................... 434-227-5624

Expertise in Gynecology Dedicated to helping women seeking relief from: • pelvic pain • fibroids • endometriosis

• painful or heavy periods • non-cancerous masses

Kenneth I. Barron, MD Board-certified, fellowship-trained laparoscopic surgeon & pelvic pain specialist

Now Accepting New Patients and Referrals. 630 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 140B Charlottesville | 434.234.4903 info@virginiaGYN.com | virginiaGYN.com CharlottesvilleFamily.com

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UVA Teen Health Center.............................. 434-982-0090


Sentara Martha Jefferson ER at Proffit Rd..................... 434-654-8500

Hospitals

Thomas Jefferson Health District............................. 434-972-6200

UVA Children’s Hospital.434-924-3627

Sentara Healthcare........ 434-654-7000 UVA Hospital.................. 434-924-0211

*UVA Children’s Fitness Clinic............................... 434-982-1607 Battle Building 1204 W. Main St., Charlottesville www.uvahealth.com Mission is to promote healthy eating and active living among children. See ad pg 109

Health Food Stores *Rebecca’s Natural Food.434-977-1965 Barracks Road Shopping Center www.rebeccasnaturalfood.com Vitamins, herbs, homeopathics, natural bodycare, organic foods, gluten-free foods, bulk items, wine and beer. See ad pg 114

PROVIDING COMPASSIONATE INDIVIDUALIZED MIDWIFERY CARE FOR HOME BIRTH SAFE & EVIDENCE BASED CARE: WATER BIRTH, FULL SPECTRUM MATERNITY CARE, FREE IUD REMOVAL. AFFORDABLE: SLIDING SCALE FEE SCHEDULE, INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT POSSIBLE, MEDICAID ACCEPTED. HOLISTIC & SUPPORTIVE

Led by Licensed Midwife Dominique Clothiaux Out-of-Hospital Birth Specialist CPM, RCST®

WWW.BIRTHANDBIODYNAMICS.COM

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In-Home Care Care Advantage Plus...... 434-973-2000 The Pediatric Connection...................... 877-481-3033

Midwives *Birth and Biodynamic Midwifery LLC................ 434-996-5095 www.birthandbiodynamics.com Providing compassionate individualized midwifery care. Evidence based, water birth. Licensed midwife. CPM, RCST. See ad pg 106 Birthing Centre of Charlottesville................ 434-471-0419

Anna has big brown eyes, a dog named Mo and has never spoken a word.

Thousands of children in Virginia have some type of developmental delay. Not speaking is only one of them. If your child isn’t crawling, talking or walking like other children her age, please call us for a free screening. We’re here to help. For more information, call 434-970-1391. The Sooner. The Better.

Infant & Toddler Connection of The Blue Ridge www.infantva.org 434-970-1391


Nine Moons Midwifery.. 434-987-1257 WomanCare.................... 434-296-3332

Orthodontists

Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics................... 434-296-0188 Horbaly, William............. 434-973-6542 Inouye, David K.............. 434-975-7435 Pantops Orthodontics.... 434-984-1817

Camden Brown Orthodontics................... 434-990-5722

South Side Orthodontics................... 434-977-9473

*Charlottesville Orthodontics................... 434-971-9601

Parenting Support/ Education

Downtown/Pantops, Northside & Spring Creek at Zion Crossroads www.cvilleorthodontics.com Complimentary orthodontic screenings. Metal and clear braces or Invisalign. Children, teens and adults. See ad back cover Cloth, Mark S, DDS, PC... 434-964-2464 Dennis, Suzanne, DDS, MS, PC.............................. 434-973-4446

Winslow Savage, OTR Pediatric Occupational Therapist Accepting New Families

Evaluation • Consultation • Treatment Private Clinic • Home • School • Specialization in sensory processing, fine-motor, and handwriting. • Privileged to work with parents nurturing their child’s growth. • Proud to have provided quality services for over 20 years. winslowsavage@gmail.com

434.293.3948

New office location! Village Offices • 3042-A1 Berkmar Drive

Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts.................... 434-996-2002 Bright Stars Program..... 434-972-4140 Empowering Families..... 434-971-8454 Families United.............. 434-923-8253 Family Preservation Svcs.................................. 434-293-4262 Home Educators of VA... 804-278-9200

...Look who’s talking! CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Award Winner 2019

Pediatric therapy center providing speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy

Smalltalkva.com

434-481-3524 melanie@smalltalkva.com 69 Deane Road, Ruckersville Familyfriendly!

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Birthwise Midwifery....... 434-293-8210


Maternity Education Program........................... 434-654-7009 Parent Resource Ctr....... 434-975-9400 Peaceful Parenting Path ................ peacefulparentingpath.com ReadyKids........................ 434-296-4118 Sentara Martha Jefferson Prenatal & Infant Care Classes........ 434-654-7009 Smart Beginnings/United Way Thomas Jefferson Area.. 434-972-1713 UVA Midlife Health Ctr.. 434-243-4720 UVA Office of Public Svc.................................... 434-924-3883 UVA Students with Children........................... 434-924-7427 VA Homeschoolers......... 866-513-6173 Virginia Cooperative Extension......................... 434-872-4580

Postpartum & Breastfeeding Cville Lactation.............. 434-962-7414 Joyful Start...................... 434-282-2134 La Leche League............. 434-214-0620 Lactation Corner of MJH.............................. 434-654-7042 Month 10 Postpartum Svcs.................................. 434-960-7077 UVA Breastfeeding Medicine Program........................... 434-982-3316 UVA Midlife Health Ctr.. 434-243-4720 UVA Primary Care Riverside.......................... 434-975-7700

Practitioners, Other Core Health Thermography & Wellness.......................... 434-882-5468 Sleep & Wellness Coach, LLC...................... 434-326-8799 108

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Talk, LC............................ 804-512-1039 Wellness Consultations for Women...................... 434-962-0117

Referral Services Sentara Martha Jefferson Health Connection...................... 434-654-7009 United Way Referral Ctr.434-972-1703 UVA Hospital Physician Referral Svcs................... 434-924-3627 Virginia Department of Health................... vdh.virginia.gov/

Social Service Organizations Al-Anon Family Group... 434-972-7011 Albemarle Housing Improvement Program........................... 434-817-2447 Big Brothers Big Sisters.. 434-244-0882 Boys & Girls Club........... 434-977-3514 CASA Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocate............ 434-971-7515 Child Health Partnership MACAATJHD................................ 434-295-3171 Madison House............... 434-977-7051 Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)............ 434-295-3171 Pregnancy Ctr of Central Virginia............................ 434-220-3777 Region Ten....................... 434-972-1800 Ronald McDonald House............................... 434-295-1885 Runaway Emergency Shelter............................. 434-972-7233 Salvation Army............... 434-295-4058 Sexual Assault Resource Agency............................. 434-295-7273 Social Services of Albemarle........................ 434-972-4010


Dot to Dot: Pediatric Speech Language Therapy LLC.. 434-327-7121

Evidence & Faith

The Emergency Food Based Counseling*Infant & Toddler Connection of the Bank................................. 434-979-9180 Blue Ridge....................... 434-970-1391 Toy Lift Charities.........www.toylift.org 500 Old Lynchburg Road United Way Referral Ctr.434-972-1703 www.infantva.org Provides early intervention supports and services to infants and toddlers Special Needs Services from birth through age 2. See ad pg 106 Albemarle Therapy Ctr.. 434-979-8628 From a Christian Arc of the Piedmont....... 434-977-4002 *Blue Ridge Rehabilitation .................. ......................................434-973-5031 www.blueridgerehab.com 3010 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville Camp Holiday Trails...... 434-977-3781 Connections Achievement & Therapy Ctr................. 434-529-6248

Perspec

Pediatric Speech Language Therapy........................... 434-327-7121 *Savage, Winslow, OTR.434-293-3948 3042-A1 Berkmar Drive Charlottesville www.winslowsavage.net Assessment, planning & lessons to help children develop functional skills. See ad pg 107

Crozet Speech & Learning.......................... 434-298-4599

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UVA® CHILDREN’S & KOHL’S CARES

WORKING TO MAKE OUR CHILDREN HEALTHY The Kohl’s Hoo’s Fit Program is a UVA® Children’s Fitness Clinic initiative whose mission is to promote healthy eating & active living among area children.

Kohl’s Hoo’s Fit • UVA® Children’s Fitness Clinic® 434.982.1607 • uvahealth.com/kohlshealthykids

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Social Services of Chville............................. 434-970-3400

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Sheila C. Johnson Ctr..... 434-924-7034 *Small Talk Speech and Therapy Center.............................. 434-481-3524 69 Deane Road, Ruckersville www.smalltalkva.com A full-service therapy center specializing in pediatric speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy in surrounding counties. See ad pg 107

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Social Cognitive Solutions......................... 908-591-6034 Southeastern Therapy for Kids............................ 434-995-7080 Special Olympics............ 800-932-4653 UVA Developmental Pediatrics......................... 434-924-5161 UVA Speech-Language-Hearing Ctr ......................................... 434-924-7034 Virginia Institute of Autism............................. 434-923-8252


Celebrations & Shopping


Art & Craft Supplies

Crozet Bicycle Shop....... 434-996-7224

Art Box at Creative Framing .......................... 434-295-5426

Book Stores

Laughing Sheep Yarns... 434-973-0331 Magpie Knits................... 434-296-4625

Baby Equipment Green Bean Baby Boutique.......................... 434-234-4504

Atlas Comics................... 434-974-7512 Green Valley Book Fair... 540-434-0309 New Dominion Bookshop......................... 434-295-2552 Oakley’s Gently Used Books...................... 434-977-3313 Over the Moon Bookstore and Artisan Gallery........ 434-823-1144

Bakeries

Shenanigans Toys........... 434-295-4797

Albemarle Baking Company......................... 434-293-6456

Catering

*Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream........................ 434-244-7438 1112 Emmet St N www.benjerry.com/charlottesville Cakes made of ice cream and party hosting. See ad pg 116 Breadworks..................... 434-296-4663 Carpe Donut................... 434-806-6202 Chandler’s Bakery.......... 434-975-2253 Favorite Cakes................ 434-974-9229 Foods of All Nations....... 434-296-6131 Hotcakes.......................... 434-295-6037 Maliha Creations............ 434-973-3183 Mariebette Cafe and Bakery.............................. 434-529-6118 Paradox Pastry................ 434-245-2253 Sliced. Cake Bar.............. 434-242-5501 The Pie Chest.................. 434-977-0443 Vivi’s Cakes & Candy..... 434-242-9511

Bicycle Dealers Blue Ridge Cyclery......... 434-995-2453 Blue Wheel Bicycles....... 434-977-1870

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C & O Restaurant & Catering........................... 434-971-7044 Domino’s Pizza..... www.dominos.com Edible Arrangements..... 434-975-5333 *Feast!............................. 434-244-7800 416 W. Main Street, Suite H www.feastvirginia.com Owner-operated specialty food store that connects local farmers and artisan food producers with consumers. See ad pg 47 Good Waffles & Co......... 434-327-9827 Great Harvest Bread Co..434-202-7813 *Guadalajara ......................................... 434-977-2676 E Market St.; 434-979-2424 Fontaine Ave.; 434-293-3538 Town & Country Ln; 434-978-4313 Greenbrier Dr. www.guadalajaramexicanva.com Serving their Mexican cuisine family recipes to yours. Four convenient locations. See ad pg 33 Harvest Moon Catering. 434-296-9091 Ivy Provisions.................. 434-202-1308


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*Kilwins.........................434-234-3634 313 East Main Street Charlottesville www.kilwins.com/charlottesville Locally owned and operated, offering chocolates, fudge, ice cream and more. See ad pg 33, 117 L’etoile Catering.............. 434-823-1435 Mission BBQ.................... 434-260-7740 Mona Lisa Pasta.............. 434-295-2494 Orzo................................. 434-975-6796 The Catering Outfit........ 434-951-4699 Wayside Takeout............ 434-977-5000 Which Wich.................... 434-977-9424

Children’s Clothing, New Green Bean Baby Boutique.......................... 434-234-4504 Hoofitz............................. 866-736-8023 O’Suzannah for Littles... 434-466-2449 Ragged Mountain Running Shop................................. 434-293-3367 The Shoe Store Next Door........................ 434-293-8400 Whimsies........................ 434-977-8767

Children’s Clothing, Used Encore Kids Clothing..... 434-282-0206 Goodwill Industries of the Valleys....................... 434-872-0171 Here Wee Grow Again.... 434-973-5806

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Entertainment

Kid to Kid........................ 434-529-8988 Kim’s Consignment........ 434-939-9694

Albemarle County Parks & Rec............................... 434-296-5844

Rethreads........................ 434-244-7111

David Graham Magic..... 434-760-0596

Schoolhouse Thrift Shop................................. 434-973-2271

Expressions Face Painting........................... 434-409-4796

Twice Is Nice................... 434-293-8319

Foxboro Farm-Travel Petting Zoo...................... 804-307-2955

Collector/Memorabilia Stores Baseball Direct................ 434-974-4985 Cavalier Sports Cards.... 434-974-1771 Treasures Through Time................................. 434-979-9172

Freckles n’ Friends Entertainment................ 434-971-5812 PowerPlay........................ 434-964-7024 Tell Me About It Mystery Tours................................ 434-760-0525 The Creative Wagon....... 434-390-9301 Wes Iseli, Magician......... 877-987-4201 Wild Earth Encounters.. 540-447-4879

Costumes Party Starts Here............ 434-973-7359

Woodworking for Children........................... 434-979-1220

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High Tor Gear Exchange.434-260-4026


Game & Hobby Stores Atlas Comics................... 434-974-7512 GameStop.........................434-977-0516 Rail Tales Hobby Shop... 434-984-1170

Cville Inflatables with Superfun Attractions...................... 434-374-1386 PowerPlay........................ 434-964-7024

Kitchen Supplies

*The End Games.............434-973-2205

Happy Cook..................... 434-977-2665

374 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville www.theendgames.co Specializing in collectible card games, board games, table top miniatures, RPGs, tournaments. See ad pg 116

Oliva................................. 434-975-5432

Inflatable Rentals *BOUNCE Play-n-Create.434-973-1111 127 Seminole Court www.bounceplayncreate.com Daily open play, special events, birthday parties, weekend laser tag and toddler time. See ad pg 139

Maternity Clothes, Gifts & Gear Boutique Boutique......... 434-293-8400

Music Stores Ch’ville Piano Co............ 434-296-8886 Music & Arts Store......... 434-973-2805 Specialty Guitars Plus.... 434-979-3800 Stacy’s Music.................. 434-974-1555

MAGIC THE GATHERING POKEMON • YU-GI-OH! DUNGEONS & DRAGONS WARHAMMER • PUZZLES TOYS • GAMING ACCESSORIES RETRO VIDEO GAMES BOARD GAMES FOR ALL AGES EVENTS DAILY • FREE PLAY SPACE LAN CENTER FAMILY GAME NIGHTS

CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Award Winner 2019

Bring in this ad for a 20% off one item! Booster boxes excluded.

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theendgames.co 374 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville Located in Seminole Square Shopping Center | 434-973-2205


7 Tigers Taekwondo & Hapkido....................... 434-296-9933

Albemarle County Department of Fire & Rescue.................. 434-296-5833 AMF Kegler’s Lanes........ 434-978-3999 Balletschool.................... 434-975-3533

*ACAC............................434-978-3800 500 Albemarle Square 111 Monticello Avenue 200 Four Seasons Drive www.acac.com Three locations for family fitness aquatics, parties, after-school enrichment, sports academies and camps. See ad Inside Front Cover *Aberdeen Barn..............434-296-4630 2018 Holiday Drive www.aberdeenbarn.com Charlottesville's premier steakhouse since 1965. Serving Roast Prime Rib, Angus Steaks, Seafood, fine wine & cocktails. See ad pg 51

*Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.......................434-244-7438 1112 Emmet St N www.benjerry.com/charlottesville Cakes made of ice cream and party hosting. See ad pg 116 *BOUNCE Play-n-Create.434-973-1111 127 Seminole Court www.bounceplayncreate.com Daily open play, special events, birthday parties, weekend laser tag and toddler time. See ad pg 139 Build-A-Bear Workshop. 434-964-1998 Camp Friendship............ 800-873-3223 Carriage Hill Farm.......... 434-296-2672

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Party Locations


*Carter Mountain Orchard..........................434-977-1833 1435 Carters Mountain Trail www.chilesfamilyorchards.com Orchard with mountain top views, apple and peach picking, fall activities, hayrides and entertainment. See ad pg 17

*Little Gym, The.............434-975-5437 The Shops at Stonefield 2075 Bond St #140 www.thelittlegym.com/ charlottesvilleva Motor skills development classes for ages 4 months-12 years: gymnastics, sports, dance. Parties & camps. See ad pg 151

Cavalier Sports Cards.... 434-974-1771 Charlottesville Ballet Academy......................... 434-973-2555

Matchbox Charlottesville................ 434-284-8874 Muse Paintbar................. 434-829-3060

*Chiles Peach Orchard....434-823-1583 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet www.chilesfamilyorchards.com Orchard & market stand with pick your own apples, peaches, cherries, pumpkins & strawberries. See ad pg 17 Classics Gymnastics...... 434-978-4720 Cville Escape Room........ 434-566-9499 Decades Arcade.............. 434-962-7986 Fairview Swim & Tennis.......................... 434-973-7946 FIREFLY Restaurant........ 434-202-1050 FootNotes Studio............ 434-242-0605 Friendship Gymnastics.. 434-589-5867 Fry’s Spring Beach Club.434-296-4181 Gearharts Fine ...................................... Chocolates...................... 434-972-9100 Greenwood Center Roller Skating................. 540-456-4777 Heavenly Acre Campground................... 434-985-6601 Hidden Creek Farm........ 434-985-4309 Highlands Golf Park & Pirate Pete’s Miniature Golf................ 434-985-2765

Putt-Putt Golf.................. 434-973-5509 Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond........................ 804-864-1400 *SPCA................................................... 3355 Berkmar Dr - 434-973-5959 943 Preston Ave-Store, 434-293-8475 www.caspca.org No-kill shelter for lost and displaced animals. Community Rummage Store also available. See ad pg 95 Speak Language Center..434-245-8255 *The Hive.......................434-253-0906 1747 Allied St., Suite K thehivecville.com Arts & crafts bar serving drop in crafts daily, workshops, after school workshops and camps. See ad pg 147 *Triple C Camp...............434-293-2529 920 Camp Road www.tripleccamp.com Daily swimming, horses, climbing tower/zip line, lunches, transportation and much more. See ad pg 149

Jump Trampoline Park... 434-284-8248

Unlocked History Escape Rooms.............................. 434-664-1059

Kohr Bros......................... 434-975-4651

UVA Alumni Hall............ 434-243-2665

Lazy Daisy Ceramics...... 434-295-7801

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524 E. Main Street East end of Downtown Mall www.vadm.org Charlottesville’s only nonprofit children’s museum since 1981 with a hands-on environment for kids 1-8 yrs. See ad pg 151 Wildrock.......................... 434-825-8631 *Wilson School of Dance.............................434-973-5678 3114 Proffit Road www.wilsonschoolofdance.com All levels, ages 3-adult, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, children’s program, contemporary/lyrical, 50+ classes. See ad pg 142 Wine And Design/ Art Buzz Kids.................. 434-218-3112

*YMCA...........................434-974-9622 151 McIntire Park Drive www.piedmontymca.org Themed parties in play zone, pool or gym inflatable. See ad pg 145

Party Planners Buttercupcville, LLC....... 804-928-1024 N.A.M.’s Parties 4 Kids.... 434-295-0397

Party Supplies Caspari............................ 434-817-7880 Central Virginia Rental.. 434-977-5915 Festive Fare..................... 434-296-5496 Party Starts Here............ 434-973-7359 Rock Paper Scissors........ 434-979-6366 Virginia Tent Rental....... 434-296-7595

Personalized Goods Alex and Ani................... 434-964-9541

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*Virginia Discovery Museum.........................434-977-1025


Engraving Shop............... 434-295-6108

Oldfields Photography... 434-987-6600

Monogram Shop............. 434-973-1968

Rachel May Photography.................... 540-841-5344

Schwarzschild Keller & George Jewelers........................... 434-293-5011 Tuel Jewelers................... 434-295-4258 *Vintage Swings................................... www.vintageswings.com Handmade wooden swings proudly made in Charlottesville. See ad pg 90

Photographers *3 Cats Photo.................303-709-7290 Crozet & Charlottesville www.3catsphoto.com International award-winning portrait photographer specializing in children, families and all the celebrations of life. See ad pg 121 Aaron Watson Photography.................... 434-202-8031 Amy Nicole Photography.................... 615-601-0624 Celestial Sights Photography.................... 434-466-2241 Cramer Photography...... 434-242-6074 Dominique Attaway Photography.................... 434-806-7263 F-Stop Studios................ 434-973-6602 *Jen Fariello Photography...................434-963-7976 313 Second Street S.E., Studio 106 www.jenfariello.com Capturing life’s moments. Portraits, babies, weddings, life. See ad pg 119 KMS Photography........... 434-973-1740 Laura Merricks Photography.................... 434-825-3194 Liz Knutsen Photography.................... 434-533-0307 Meredith Coe Photo....... 434-218-2308 120

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Rob Garland Photographers................ 434-293-3332 Robert Radifera Photography.................... 434-245-8547 Sera Petras Photography.................... 917-576-3964 Tod Cohen Photography.434-973-2960

Play Equipment & Pools Aqua-Clean Pool Service............................. 434-295-8131 Byler Barns & Backyards........................ 888-337-1190 Capitol Sheds.................. 434-964-1901 Charlottesville Aquatics.434-973-7433 EnviroSmarte Hot Tubs & Swimspa Center.............................. 434-978-3764 Luxury Pool & Spa.......... 434-202-2331 Paradise Pools................. 434-566-7057 Piedmont Pools............... 434-589-6354 Project Supply’s Pool & Spa Store..................... 540-948-6949 Valley Pool & Spa........... 800-626-6659

Specialty Foods *Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop...............................434-984-4713 4282 Ivy Road wineandcountrylife.com Everything you need for elegant countryside entertaining from decor to local artisan food and drinks. See ad pg 113, Inside Back Cover *Feast!............................434-244-7800 416 W. Main Street, Suite H www.feastvirginia.com Owner-operated specialty food store that connects local farmers and artisan food producers with consumers. See ad pg 47


Sporting Goods

Gearharts Fine Chocolates...................... 434-972-9100

Freestyle.......................... 434-978-4091

Great Harvest Bread Co..434-202-7813 Ivy Provisions.................. 434-202-1308 *Our Lady of the Angels Monastery...................... 434-823-1452 3365 Monastery Drive, Crozet www.olamonastery.org. Monastery Country Cheese is a semisoft, mild and mellow Dutch-style Gouda available in two-pound wheels. See ad pg 114 *Rebecca’s Natural Food.434-977-1965 Barracks Road Shopping Center www.rebeccasnaturalfood.com Vitamins, herbs, homeopathics, natural bodycare, organic foods, gluten-free foods, bulk items, wine and beer. See ad pg 114

Great Outdoor Provision Co.................... 434-995-5669 High Tor Gear Exchange......................... 434-260-4026 Peace Frogs Travel/ Outfitters......................... 434-977-1415 Play It Again Sports........ 434-973-2638 Ragged Mountain Running Shop................................. 434-293-3367 Rivanna Gear & Apparel............................ 434-293-4558 University Dive and Hobby Center.................. 434-296-6306

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Foods Of All Nations...... 434-296-6131


Toys, New

Shenanigans................... 434-295-4797

*Alakazam Toys.............434-971-1717

Virginia Tractor............... 434-977-8100

100 East Main Street www.alakazamtoys.com Classic and unique toys with imaginative playthings for children of all ages. See ad pg 115

Whimsies........................ 434-977-8767

O’Suzannah for Littles... 434-466-2449 Pufferbellies Toys and Books........................ 540-886-3516

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Toys, Used Here Wee Grow Again.... 434-973-5806 Schoolhouse Thrift Shop................................. 434-973-2271


Education & Child Care


Day Care Services Albemarle County Schools AfterSchool Enrichment......... 434-296-5840 Barrett Early Learning Ctr......................434-295-9202 Bright Beginnings Preschool................ 434-823-7129 Crozet 434-973-8414 Forest Lakes 434-979-8585 Mill Creek Child Connections.......... 434-591-1010 CLASS After-School Program........................... 434-245-2501 Covesville Child Ctr....... 434-245-9133 Effort Christian School and Preschool................. 434-808-2447 Faith Christian Academy......................... 434-979-1704 First Presbyterian Church Preschool......................... 434-296-1447 First Steps....................... 434-295-5575 Foundations Child Development Ctr............ 434-973-9218 Four Seasons Learning Ctr.................... 434-975-4455 Gentle Care Day Care.... 434-409-6465

*Mighty Minds, Little Hands International Preschool...434-975-4263 2117 Angus Road www.mmlhp.com French and Spanish immersion, music, SOL readiness (4-5 yr olds); summer sessions available. See ad pg 129 Millstone of Ivy............... 434-979-2111 *Montessori School of Charlottesville................434-295-0029 631 Cutler Lane; 1602 Gordon Avenue www.montessoriofcville.org Celebrating 43 years of teaching peace and fostering personal independence and social responsibility. See ad pg 130 My Maternelle................ 540-764-2294 Nature’s Bloom............... 434-979-4796 Our Neighborhood Child Development Ctr............ 434-202-8639 Riverbend KinderCare.... 434-295-8569 United Way Scholarships................... 434-972-1701 UVA Development Ctr... 434-293-6110

*Grymes Memorial School.............................540-672-1010

Wee Care Daycare for Kid.............................. 434-972-0001

13775 Spicer’s Mill Road, Orange www.grymesschool.org Offering challenging curriculum, small classes, extracurriculars & bus transport from Ruckersville for junior Jr K-8th grade. See ad pg 125

Westminster Child Care Ctr........................... 434-977-3322

Hillsdale KinderCare...... 434-973-2777

*YMCA...........................434-202-0118 233 4th Street NW, Suite Y www.piedmontymca.org Licensed child care for ages 6-weeks through pre-K. See ad pg 145

Lighthouse Christian..... 434-973-7557 Little Explorers Discovery School.............................. 434-205-4177 Madison Learning Ctr.... 540-738-2617

Educational Consultants *Emerson House Learning Center..............434-284-5608 308 East Market Street ehlearningcharlottesville.org

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Libraries

Southeastern Therapy for Kids..............................434-995-7080

Albemarle/Ch’ville Historical Society...............................434-296-1492

In-Home Childcare ASAP Sitters......................703-209-4717

Central Library.................434-979-7151 Crozet Library...................434-823-4050

Cultural Care Au Pair.....800-333-6056

Fluvanna County Library................................434-589-1400

Hoo Sitting........................757-572-1165

Gordon Avenue Library..434-296-5544 Greene County Library...434-985-5227

*Monticello Nannies......434-996-5788 www.monticellonannies.com Refers nannies who are educated, experienced and trustworthy to families who need them. See ad pg 125 UVA Nursing School Babysitter List..................434-924-0141 UVA Women’s Center Child Care Resources..........................434-982-2361

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Louisa County Library...540-894-5853 Nelson Memorial Library..............................434-263-5904 Northside Library............434-973-7893 Scottsville Library...........434-286-3541 UVA Library......................434-924-3021

Schools, Driver’s Ed A+ Driver Improvement School................................804-288-9100

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Rock Star Therapy, LLC..434-260-1553


A-1 Defensive Driving School.............................. 434-293-5377

Chancellor Street Preschool & Co-Operative................... 434-296-6444

Albemarle County Community Education........................ 434-975-9451

Charlottesville Catholic School.............................. 434-964-0400

Cavalier Driving School. 434-980-2775

Charlottesville Day School.............................. 434-817-2371

Green Light Driving School.............................. 434-979-5300

Schools, Pre-School ACPS Early Childhood Special Education Program........ 434-973-2490 Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community..................... 434-244-2471 Bright Beginnings Preschool................ 434-823-7129 Crozet............................. 434-973-8414 Forest Lakes................... 434-979-8585 Mill Creek Bright Horizons.............. 434-951-2060 Bright Stars Program..... 434-972-4140

Charlottesville Waldorf School.............................. 434-973-4946 Chestnut Grove Preschool......................... 434-978-3819 Child Connections.......... 434-591-1010 Christ Church Preschool.434-293-2347 Congregation Beth Israel (CBI) Preschool & Kindergarten ......................................... 434-295-6382 Covenant School............ 434-220-7330 Covesville Child Ctr....... 434-245-9133 Daylily Preschool............ 434-996-8397 Effort Christian School and Preschool................. 434-808-2447

Serving children ages 21 months - 6 years

A Classical Christian School Challenging Academics • Grades K-12 Biblical Worldview • Small Class Sizes Team Sports

Half day and Full day Kindergarten (434) 293-0633

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montessoriofcville.org 434-295-0029 Cutler Lane & Gordon Avenue


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Faith Christian Academy......................... 434-979-1704

Generations Montessori School.............................. 434-422-8161

First Baptist Preschool... 434-296-6198

Gentle Care Day Care.... 434-409-6465

First Presbyterian Church Preschool......................... 434-296-1447

Hillsboro Christian Preschool......................... 434-823-5342

First United Methodist Preschool......................... 434-296-6682

Hillsdale KinderCare...... 434-973-2777

Four Seasons Learning Ctr.................................... 434-975-4455

*International School of Charlottesville............434-984-2174

Free Union Country School.............................. 434-978-1700

830 Monticello Avenue Charlottesville www.theisc.org A holistic, NAEYC accredited, globally oriented French/Spanish language immersion education for children ages 2-6. See ad pg 128

*Frost Montessori School.............................434-979-5223 1553 Delphi Drive Charlottesville www.frostmontessori.com Multi-aged classrooms, 21-months to 6-years. Child-centered environment. Spanish, art, geography, sewing, gardening and more. See ad pg 128

Ivy School House Preschool..........................434-823-4060

Located in the heart of downtown Charlottesville, the ISC offers early childhood education with a global focus for ages 2-6 with language immersion programs in French and Spanish. Part- and full-time preschool programs with flexible Extra Care, fun afternoon activities, and summer day camps open to all area kids! Previous exposure to French or Spanish is not required for ISC programs

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“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” FrostMontessori.com 1553 Delphi Drive, Charlottesville


674 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 9 www.jabacares.org Offering a vibrant educational environment with exciting intergenerational opportunities for kids with their elders. See ad pg 129

*Mighty Minds, Little Hands International Preschool..434-975-4263 2117 Angus Road www.mmlhp.com French and Spanish immersion, music, SOL readiness (4-5 yr olds); summer sessions available. See ad pg 129 Millstone of Ivy...............434-979-2111

Kangaroo Preschool........434-973-8736 Kingswood Christian Preschool...........................434-823-1258 Lighthouse Christian......434-973-7557 Little Explorers Discovery School................................434-205-4177 MACAA Head Start.........434-295-3171

*Montessori School of Charlottesville.................434-295-0029 631 Cutler Lane; 1602 Gordon Ave www.montessoriofcville.org Celebrating 43 years of teaching peace and fostering personal independence and social responsibility. See ad pg 130

Madison Learning Ctr....540-738-2617 Mountaintop Montessori School................................434-979-8886

Mighty Minds, Little Hands International Preschool

Shining Star Preschool Schedule a Tour Today! We offer intergenerational programming with older adults to provide your child with academic and social skills. Call us to arrange a visit. 434.817.5266 674 Hillsdale Drive, C’ville (near Fashion Square Mall) www.jabacares.org

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*JABA’s Shining Star Preschool........................434-817-5266


*North Branch School.....540-456-8450 221 Mickens Road, Afton www.north-branch-school.org Nature-Nurture-North Branch: outdoor activities, fine arts, academic depth and breadth. See ad pg 127 Northridge Preschool......434-964-1560 Olivet Preschool...............434-295-1367

*St. Anne’s-Belfield School.............................434-296-5106 2132 Ivy Road; 799 Faulconer Drive Charlottesville www.stab.org Innovative co-ed college preparatory curriculum preschool-12 with arts, athletics and more. Boarding in grades 9-12. See ad pg 131

Paran Preschool...............434-973-9077

St. Mark Preschool..........434-293-0792

Park Street Christian ........................... Preschool..........................434-296-8922

United Christian Academy...........................434-985-2947

Playful Learners Preschool..........................434-956-4312

University Montessori School.............................. 434-977-0583

Riverbend KinderCare...434-295-8569

UVA Development Center ............................................434-293-6110

Rose Garden Preschool..434-996-7022 Small Steps Preschool....434-985-1948 Special Education Preschool..........................434-973-2490

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233 4th Street NW, Suite Y www.piedmontymca.org Licensed child care for ages 6-weeks through pre-K. See ad pg 145

Schools, Private Afton Christian School.. 540-456-6853 Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community..................... 434-244-2471 *Blue Ridge School..........434-985-2811 www.blueridgeschool.com Blue Ridge School is a private, all-male boarding school for students grades 9-12. See ad pg 127 Calvary Christian School.............................. 434-581-3874

Charlottesville Day School.............................. 434-817-2371 Charlottesville Waldorf School.............................. 434-973-4946 Community Christian Academy......................... 434-326-1145 Covenant School............ 434-220-7330 Effort Christian School and Preschool................. 434-808-2447 Fishburne Military......... 540-946-7700 Fork Union Military Academy......................... 434-842-3212 Free Union Country School.............................. 434-978-1700 Generations Montessori School.............................. 434-422-8161

Charlottesville Catholic School.............................. 434-964-0400

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*YMCA............................434-202-0118


*Grymes Memorial School.............................540-672-1010 13775 Spicer’s Mill Road, Orange www.grymesschool.org Offering challenging curriculum, small classes, extracurriculars & bus transport from Ruckersville for junior Jr K-8th grade. See ad pg 125 *International School of Charlottesville................434-984-2174 830 Monticello Avenue Charlottesville www.theisc.org A holistic, NAEYC accredited, globally oriented French/Spanish language immersion education for children ages 2-6. See ad pg 128 Miller School of Albemarle........................ 434-823-4805 Mountaintop Montessori School.............................. 434-979-8886

*St. Anne’s-Belfield School.............................434-296-5106 2132 Ivy Road/799 Faulconer Drive Charlottesville www.stab.org Innovative co-ed college preparatory curriculum preschool-12 with arts, athletics and more. Boarding in grades 9-12. See ad pg 131 Stuart Hall...................... 540-885-0356 *Tandem Friends School.434-296-1303 279 Tandem Lane Charlottesville www.tandemfs.org Combines Quaker values with an academically rigorous curriculum to create a unique community of learning. See ad pg 133 Village School................. 434-984-4404 Woodberry Forest School.............................. 540-672-3900

*North Branch School.....540-456-8450 221 Mickens Road, Afton www.north-branch-school.org Nature-Nurture-North Branch: outdoor activities, fine arts, academic depth and breadth. See ad pg 127

Schools, Public – High Albemarle County Public Schools................. 434-296-5820 Albemarle HS.................. 434-975-9300

Open Door Christian School.............................. 434-589-3673

Charlottesville City Public Schools................. 434-245-2400

Peabody School............... 434-296-6901

Charlottesville HS.......... 434-245-2410

*Regents School of Charlottesville................434-293-0633 200 Bob Finley Way Charlottesville www.regents-school.org A classical Christian school with small class sizes and striving team sports. Grades K-12. See ad pg 126

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Ctr (CATEC)...434-973-4461 Health and Medical Services Academy.......... 434-244-3100 Math Engineering & Science Academy....... 434-975-9300 Monticello HS................. 434-244-3100 Murray HS....................... 434-296-3090

Renaissance School........ 434-984-1952

Western Albemarle HS... 434-823-8700

Seven Rivers Country Day School...................... 434-249-4455

Schools, Public – Lower Agnor-Hurt Elem............ 434-973-5211

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Albemarle County Public Schools............................ 434-296-5820 Baker Butler Elem.......... 434-974-7777 Broadus Wood Elem....... 434-973-3865 Brownsville Elem............ 434-823-4658

Leslie H. Walton MS........434-977-5615 Mortimer Sutherland MS.................................... 434-975-0599

Schools, Special Needs

Burnley-Moran Elem...... 434-245-2413

Elk Hill Charlottesville Day School...................... 434-220-7198

Charlottesville City Public Schools............................ 434-245-2400

Lafayette School............. 434-589-2370

Clark Elem...................... 434-245-2414

Little Keswick School..... 434-295-0457

Crozet Elem..................... 434-823-4800

*Oakland School.............434-293-9059

Greenbrier Elem............. 434-245-2415

Boyd Tavern, Keswick www.oaklandschool.net Working to enable children with learning difficulties to reach academic and personal potential. See ad pg 130

Hollymead Elem............. 434-973-8301 Jackson-Via Elem............ 434-245-2416 Johnson Elem.................. 434-245-2417 Mary C. Greer Elem........ 434-973-8371 Meriwether Lewis Elem. 434-293-9304 Murray Elem................... 434-977-4599 Paul H. Cale Elem........... 434-293-7455

Piedmont Regional Education Program (PREP)............... 434-975-9400 Virginia Institute of .............................. Autism............................. 434-923-8252

Red Hill Elem.................. 434-293-5332 Scottsville Elem.............. 434-974-8040

Tutoring

Stone-Robinson Elem..... 434-296-3754

Aloha Mind Math/Reading/Writing ......................................... 434-249-2888

Stony Point Elem............ 434-973-6405 Venable Elem.................. 434-245-2418 Walker Upper Elem........ 434-245-2412 Woodbrook Elem............ 434-973-6600

Schools, Public – Middle Albemarle County Public Schools................. 434-296-5820 Buford MS....................... 434-245-2411 Charlottesville City Public Schools................. 434-245-2400 Community Public Charter School................ 434-972-1607 Jack Jouett MS................. 434-975-9320 Jackson P. Burley MS...... 434-295-5101 Joseph T. Henley MS....... 434-823-4393

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Aristotle Circle................ 434-825-4832 Champion Tutoring........ 434-984-2821 Clayborne Education..... 434-295-4501 Dot to Dot: Pediatric Speech Language Therapy LLC.. 434-327-7121 Dr. Stacy Pellechia.......... 434-996-8161 *Emerson House Learning Center..............434-284-5608 308 East Market Street ehlearningcharlottesville.org Enrichment Alliance of Va................................. 434-295-1002 Georgetown Learning Ctr.................................... 434-296-5111 Hometown Learning Ctrs.................................. 434-529-8501


Literacy Volunteers of Ch’ville/Albemarle..... 434-977-3838

Tutor Doctor of Charlottesville................ 434-422-3595 Wahoo Tutors................. 434-996-6174

Mathnasium................... 434-282-2926 McGuffey Reading Ctr.....434-924-7034 Parliament Tutors........... 434-382-0628 Speak Language Ctr....... 434-245-8255 Talk of the Town Languages & Cultures... 434-293-3789

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Kids’ Recreation & Family Fun


Adventure Sports

McGuffey Art Ctr............ 434-295-7973

Charlottesville Fencing Alliance.......................... 434-227-4006

Muse Paintbar................. 434-829-3060 New City Arts Initiative. 434-202-5277

Crozet Bicycle Shop........434-996-7224 Discovery Ridge Adventure Ctr.................................... 434-325-8505 Dive Connections........... 434-964-9200 Poplar Ridge Ropes......... 434-924-6115 Sandy River Outdoor Adventure....................... 434-392-7275 University Dive & Hobby............................... 434-296-6306

747 Allied St., Suite K thehivecville.com Arts & crafts bar serving drop in crafts daily, workshops, after school workshops and camps. See ad pg 147 Woodworking for Children........................... 434-979-1220

Baseball

Amusement Centers AMF Kegler’s Lanes........ 434-978-3999 Cville Escape Room........ 434-566-9499 Decades Arcade.............. 434-962-7986 Fastrax............................. 540-949-5278 Jump Trampoline Park... 434-284-8248 Massanutten Real Escapes............................ 540-289-9441 Unlocked History Escape Rooms.............................. 434-664-1059 YMCA............................... 434-974-9622

Art & Craft Studios + Classes

*The Hive.......................434-253-0906

Access Arts Charlottesville/ Albemarle........................ 434-970-3264

American Legion Baseball........................... 434-977-1050 Charlottesville Babe Ruth League............................. 434-878-0712 Cove Creek Baseball Park.................................. 434-970-2255 Jefferson Area Girls Softball League ....................... JAGSLLinfo@gmail.com McIntire Little League................sports. bluesombrero.com/mcintirebaseball Monticello Little League................... 434-296-1251 Northside Cal Ripken League............................. 434-980-1256 Peachtree Babe Ruth Baseball peachtree@peachtreebaseball.com

City Clay.......................... 434-293-0808

Basketball

Crozet Arts...................... 434-964-6770

Charlottesville Parks & Rec. Youth Basketball........................ 434-970-3271

Glass Palette, The........... 434-977-9009 Lazy Daisy Ceramics...... 434-295-7801 Lee Alter Watercolor Painting........................... 434-760-9658 Light House Filmmaking Studio.............................. 434-293-6992 Magpie Knits................... 434-296-4625 138

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Scottsville Youth Basketball........................ 434-286-3612 Virginia Basketball Academy (VABA)............. 434-242-7729 YMCA............................... 434-974-9622


Camps Boy Scouts of America... 540-943-6675

sports, dance. Parties & camps. See ad pg 151

*Camp Friendship...........800-873-3223

*STEAM Discovery Academy........................434-987-3918

573 Friendship Way, Palmyra www.campfriendship.com Traditional residential camp, culturally diverse community, equestrian programs, sports and facilities rentals. ACA accredited. Est. 1966. See ad pg 149

steamdiscoveryacademy.com Offing students the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math and integrate leadership skill development to build resilience and self-confidence. See ad pg 143

Camp Holiday Trails...... 434-977-3781

Summer Playground Program (Albemarle)..................... 434-296-5844

*Camp Horizons.............540-896-7600

Summer Playground Program (Ch’ville).......................... 434-970-3243

3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg www.camphorizonsva.com Co-ed sleepaway camp June-August. Retreats/meetings/groups SeptemberMay. See ad pg 144 Camp4Real...................... 434-806-5990 Girl Scouts....................... 540-777-5100 *iD Tech Camps & Academies............... 1-888-709-8324 Held at 150 Campus Locations www.idtech.com Summer programs for ages 7-19 where they build skills in coding, game development, robotics and creative arts. See ad pg 155 *KidsCollege@PVCC........434-961-5354 501 College Drive www.pvcc.edu/kidscollege Explore over 115 hands-on STEM & arts academies located at PVCC campus. See ad pg 144 *Little Gym, The.............434-975-5437 The Shops at Stonefield 2075 Bond St #140 www.thelittlegym.com/ charlottesvilleva Motor skills development classes for ages 4 months-12 years: gymnastics, 140

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The First Tee of Virginia Blue Ridge....................... 434-987-0165 *Triple C Camp...............434-293-2529 920 Camp Road www.tripleccamp.com Daily swimming, horses, climbing tower/zip line, lunches, transportation and much more. See ad pg 149 YMCA............................... 434-974-9622

Cinema Alamo Draft House and Cinema.................... 434-326-5056 Goochland Drive-in Theater............................ 804-457-3456 Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX....... 844-462-7342 Violet Crown Charlottesville................ 434-529-3000

Clubs 4-H................................... 434-872-4580 Air Raid Juggling Club.... 434-974-9699 Blue Ridge Young Birders................. 434-242-5859


Boy Scouts of America... 540-943-6675

Bend Yoga........................ 434-296-2363

Boys & Girls Club........... 434-977-3514

Blue Ridge Irish Music School................... 434-409-9631

Cavman’s Crew...... cavmanscrew.com Girl Scouts....................... 540-777-5100 Junior Achievement....... 804-217-8855 Poetry Club..................... 434-977-1025 Science Club................... 434-977-1025 Table Tennis Club........... 434-973-2931 Wednesday Music Club. 434-973-2931 Young Life....................... 434-806-1253

Dance & Movement Albemarle Ballet Theatre............................ 434-823-8888 BAFFA Academy of Irish Dance................. 540-809-7745 Balletschool.................... 434-975-3533 Barre Tots........................ 716-474-5633

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Charlottesville Ballet Academy......................... 434-973-2555 Charlottesville Royalettes Baton Class..................... 804-306-7629 Jazzercise Charlottesville................ 434-974-6221 Scott Boyer Teaches Dance............................... 804-798-9364 The Civility School......... 434-242-0153 *Wilson School of Dance.........................434-973-5678 3114 Proffit Road, Charlottesville www.wilsonschoolofdance.com All levels, ages 3-adult, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, children’s program, contemporary/lyrical, 50+ classes. See ad pg 142

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Farms & Orchards

Civility School, The........ 434-242-0153

Adventure Farm............. 434-466-3989

Etiquette School of the Commonwealth, The..... 434-996-4903

Back Home on the Farm.......................... 540-442-6493

Han Studio Chinese Classes............................. 434-202-5889

Bees and Trees Farm...... 540-423-9020

Hike It Baby....hikeitbaby.com/contact La Alliance Francaise..... 434-260-0640 Little Bird Plays............... 434-987-0638 Southern School of Etiquette..................... 434-531-8677 *VPM – PBS....................800-476-2357 847 MLK, Jr. Way, Harrisonburg www.wvpt.net The Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia’s public television station. See ad pg 142

*Carter Mountain Orchard..........................434-977-1833 1435 Carters Mountain Trail www.chilesfamilyorchards.com Orchard with mountain top views, apple and peach picking, fall activities, hayrides and entertainment. See ad pg 17 Cestari............................. 540-337-7282 Charlottesville City Market............................. 434-970-3371 Chesterfield Berry Farm................................. 804-739-2404

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Join us at STEAM Discovery Academy and let us cultivate your student’s passion for all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Students learn to think on their feet, evaluate challenges, and experiment their way to solutions.

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*Chiles Peach Orchard....434-823-1583 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet www.chilesfamilyorchards.com Orchard & market stand with pick your own apples, peaches, cherries, pumpkins & strawberries. See ad pg 17

Hill Top Berry Farm........ 434-361-1266 Kipps Family Grapes and Fruit Farm............... 540-948-4171 Liberty Mills Farms........ 434-882-6293 Market at Grelen, The.... 540-672-7268 Middle Fork Farm........... 434-591-6666

Critzer Family Farm....... 540-241-3305

Miller Farms Market...... 540-850-5009

Crown Orchard............... 434-977-0619

Morris Orchard............... 434-929-2401

Dickie Brothers Orchard.434-277-5516

Orchardside Farm.......... 540-348-5220

Drumheller’s Orchard.... 434-263-5036

Sarah’s Pumpkin Patch.. 540-308-8267

Fitzgerald’s Orchard....... 434-277-5798

Saunders Bros. Farm...... 434-277-5455

Gold Hill Blueberry Farm ......................................... 540-222-7954

Seamans’ Orchard.......... 434-277-8130

Greene Meadows Farm.. 434-990-1999

Spring Valley Orchard.... 434-960-9443

Hartland Orchard........... 540-364-2316

The Market at amFOG... 540-456-7100

Heartmoor Farm Education Centre........... 434-589-2961

Vintage Virginia Apples. 434-297-2326

Henley’s Orchard............ 434-953-7879

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Festivals

Dairy Queen.................... 434-964-9595

*Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival..........................434-823-2211

J-Petal............................... 434-234-3332

Over 120 of the finest Artists and Craftspeople from around the nation will gather together, rain or shine. See ad pg 145

Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream........................ 434-202-0306

Kilwins

434-234-3634

Kohr Bros......................... 434-975-4651 Kona Ice........................... 434-466-8959

*Virginia Festival of the Book.....................434-924-3296

La Flor Michoacana Ice Cream Shop.............. 434-984-1603

www.vabook.org Annual literary festival for all ages and reading interests, produced by the VFH every March. See ad pg 157

Red Mango...................... 434-328-8393

Frozen Treats Arch’s Frozen Yogurt...... 434-984-2724

Smoothie King................ 434-975-5464 Splendora’s Gelato......... 434-296-8555 Sweet Frog....................... 434-293-1130 The Sweet Tooth............. 434-760-0047 Tropical Smoothie Cafe. 434-975-0333

Bloop Frozen Yogurt....... 434-282-2093 Chaps............................... 434-977-4139

Golf

Cold Stone Creamery..... 434-529-8526

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Classics Gymnastics...... 434-978-4720

Glenmore Golf Course... 434-817-0506

Cross Roads Gymnastics..................... 434-589-7655

Greene Hills Club........... 434-985-7328 Highlands Golf Park & Pirate Pete’s Miniature Golf................ 434-985-2765

Friendship Gymnastics.. 434-589-5867

Kandi Comer Golf........... 434-531-8650

*Little Gym, The.............434-975-5437

Lake Monticello Golf Course..................... 434-589-3075

The Shops at Stonefield 2075 Bond St #140 www.thelittlegym.com/ charlottesvilleva Motor skills development classes for ages 4 months-12 years: gymnastics, sports, dance. Parties & camps. See ad pg 151

Meadowcreek Golf Course at Pen Park.................................. 434-977-0615 Old Trail Golf Club......... 434-823-8101 Putt-Putt Golf.................. 434-973-5509 The First Tee of Virginia Blue Ridge......... 434-987-0165

Pop Warner Cheerleading ............ centralvirginiapopwarner.com

Gymnastics and Cheerleading AIM Cheer/Pom Program.............................804-372-3331

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Birdwood Golf Course.... 434-293-4653


Health Clubs *ACAC............................434-978-3800 500 Albemarle Square 111 Monticello Avenue 200 Four Seasons Drive www.acac.com Three locations for family fitness aquatics, parties, after-school enrichment, sports academies and camps. See ad Inside Front Cover Boar’s Head Sports Club..................... 434-972-2237 Carver Recreation Ctr.... 434-970-3053 Gold’s Gym...................... 434-973-1307 Jazzercise Charlottesville................ 434-974-6221 Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center.............................. 434-970-3072 *YMCA...........................434-974-9622 www.piedmontymca.org Includes aquatics, fitness and family recreation at Brooks Family YMCA and Crozet YMCA. See ad pg 145

Historic Attractions Albemarle County Tourism and Adventure Ctr................. 434-293-6789 *Bedford Area Welcome Center & Tourism...........877-447-3257 816 Burks Hill Road Bedford www.visitbedford.com Hiking, history, artisans, scenery, music, seasonal festivals, outdoor recreation, dining & accommodations. See ad pg 41 Frontier Culture Museum.......................... 540-332-7850 Hatton Ferry................... 434-296-1492

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James Madison’s Montpelier....................... 540-672-2728 *James Monroe Highland....................... 434-293-8000 2050 James Monroe Parkway www.highland.org Offers guided tours, educational programs and private events at the home of our 5th President. Open daily. See ad pg 45 Lewis and Clark Exploratory Ctr............... 434-979-2425 *Madison County Visitor’s Center...............540-948-4455 110A N Main Street, Madison www.madisonva.com Hiking, history, artisans, scenery, music & apple harvest festivals, wineries or destination weddings. See ad pg 29 Michie Tavern................. 434-977-1234 Orange County Depart. of Tourism......... 540-672-1653 *Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.......................434-984-9880 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway www.monticello.org Tours of Thomas Jefferson’s home & historic gardens. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors center & shop. See ad pg 19 University of Virginia..... 434-924-0311 Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum................... 540-885-0897

Horseback Riding Barracks, The.................. 434-293-6568 Brookhill Farm Horseback Riding........... 434-906-5049


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*Camp Friendship...........800-873-3223 573 Friendship Way, Palmyra www.campfriendship.com Traditional residential camp, culturally diverse community, equestrian programs, sports and facilities rentals. ACA accredited. Est. 1966. See ad pg 149 Carriage Hill Farm.......... 434-296-2672 Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy............... 434-823-1178 Graves Mountain Lodge - Stables............... 540-923-4231 Grayson Farm................. 434-286-4130 Hidden Creek Farm........ 434-985-4309

Laughing Dragon Kung Fu........................... 434-973-0318 MMA Institute................ 434-975-6624 Mountain Kim Martial Arts..................... 434-245-0202 Saber Force Academy ...... wheretheforceisalive@gmail.com Shotokan Karate Club... 434-409-2126 Ssal Shin Jo Judo............. 434-531-2951 UpLevel Martial Arts...... 434-973-0855

Mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters.. 434-244-0882

Hoof & Woof 4-H Club... 434-872-4580

Big Siblings (Madison House)............. 434-977-7051

Horses as Healers........... 434-882-3610

Computers 4 Kids........... 434-817-1121

Infinity Acres Ranch...... 276-358-2378

Madison House............... 434-977-7051

Mechums View Farm..... 434-882-1323

Women’s Center, UVA.... 434-982-2361

Millington Stables.......... 434-823-5109

Young Women Leaders Program........................... 434-924-9732

Montanova Stables........ 434-295-2905 North Garden Equestrian Ctr................ 434-882-1841 Rodes Farm Stables........ 434-325-8260

Martial Arts 7 Tigers Taekwondo & Hapkido....................... 434-296-9933 AIM Self-Defense............ 434-979-0282 Aldridge Karate Institute........................... 434-985-2049 Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center............... 877-880-2479 Chville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu............................ 434-825-6202 Chville Judo Academy.... 434-825-6202 Gracie Charlottesville.... 434-688-4482 International Black Belt.434-973-8885 L M Karate Academy..... 434-589-5282

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Museums Amazement Square....... 434-845-1888 Children’s Museum of Richmond................... 804-474-7000 Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum......... 540-832-2944 James Madison Museum.......................... 540-672-1776 Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection................. 434-244-0234 *P. Buckley Moss............540-949-6473 329 West Main Street Waynesboro www.pbuckleymoss.com “Rediscover Art” - promoting art in the classroom to teach children with learning differences. See ad pg 35


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Richmond’s Institute for Contemporary Arts........ 804-828-2823 Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond........................ 804-864-1400 Scottsville Museum....... 434-286-2247 UVA Art Museum........... 434-924-3592 *Virginia Discovery Museum.........................434-977-1025 524 E. Main Street East end of Downtown Mall www.vadm.org Charlottesville’s only nonprofit children’s museum since 1981 with a hands-on environment for kids 1-8 yrs. See ad pg 151 Walton’s Mountain Museum.......................... 434-831-2000 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts..........................804-340-1400

Musical Entertainment Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra..... 434-924-3139 Charlottesville Municipal .Band Youth Ensemble .......cmb.youth.ensemble@gmail.com Fridays After Five........... 434-245-4910 *Horton Vineyards..........540-832-7440 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville www.hortonwine.com Enjoy endless options: picnicking, live music, holiday events, family and pets, and more. See ad pg 21 Jefferson Theater............ 434-245-4980 John Paul Jones Arena.... 434-243-4960 *Municipal Band of Charlottesville............434-295-9850 1119 Fifth Street SW, Suite B www.cvilleband.org A volunteer band of some 90 152

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musicians, founded in 1922. See ad pg 153 Sprint Pavilion................ 434-245-4910 The Front Porch.............. 434-806-7062 *The Paramount Theater...........................434-979-1333 Downtown Mall www.theparamount.net Intimate, historic and non-profit theater offering arts, entertainment and educational events for all ages. See ad pg 151 Tuesday Evening Concerts.......................... 434-244-9505 UVA McIntire Dept of Music................. 434-924-3052 Virginia Consort............. 434-244-8444

Music Lessons B# Music.......................... 434-806-3515 Bailey Lessons................. 434-242-9743 Blue Ridge Irish Music School................... 434-409-9631 *Blue Ridge .......................................... Music Together...............434-293-6361 201 2nd Street NW, Studio 11 www.blueridgemusictogether.com Research-based music and movement classes for children birth to 5 years and their grownups. See ad pg 153 Brooke Dezio Piano Studio.................... 434-981-2271 Charlottesville Municipal Band Youth Ensemble .......cmb.youth.ensemble@gmail.com Children’s Choir

434-260-1180

FootNotes Studio............ 434-242-0605 Lisa Luria Piano Studio.. 434-987-5637 Music Education Ctr...... 434-973-1032


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Music Emporium, The... 434-973-2931

Natural Bridge................ 800-533-1410

Music Resource Ctr........ 434-979-5478

Natural History Ctr & Children’s Nature Trail..................... 434-361-0271

Music Teachers Assoc ....cvillemta.org Richardson Guitar Studio.............................. 434-293-4017 Scottsville Ctr for Arts and Nature............. 434-286-2806 Specialty Guitars Plus.... 434-979-3800 Stacy’s Music.................. 434-974-1555 The Front Porch.............. 434-806-7062 Va Consort Youth Chorale............................ 434-244-8444

Nature Attractions Appalachian Trail........... 304-535-6331

Orange County Depart of Tourism....................... 540-672-1653 Ragged Mountain Natural Area................... 434-973-7772 Shenandoah Caverns..... 540-477-3115 Shenandoah Nat'l Park.. 540-999-3500 Skyline Caverns.............. 800-296-4545 Skyline Drive................... 540-999-3500 Wildlife Ctr of Virginia... 540-942-9453 Wintergreen Nature Foundation...................... 434-325-8169

Parks & Playgrounds

*Bedford Area Welcome Center & Tourism...........877-447-3257

Albemarle County Parks & Recreation....................... 434-296-5844

816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford www.visitbedford.com Hiking, history, artisans, scenery, music, seasonal festivals, outdoor recreation, dining & accommodations. See ad pg 41

Brook Hill River Park...... 434-296-5841 Charlottesville Parks & Recreation................... 434-970-3260 Charlottesville Skate Park....................... 434-970-3260 Community Garden....... 434-970-3592

Blue Ridge Parkway........ 828-298-0398

Jump Trampoline Park... 434-284-8248

Caverns of Natural Bridge................ 540-291-2121

New River Trail State Park........................ 276-699-6778

Community Garden....... 434-970-3592

Wildrock.......................... 434-825-8631

Crabtree Falls Trail......... 540-291-2188 Endless Caverns............. 540-896-2283 Fan Mountain Observatory.................... 434-924-7494 Grand Caverns................ 540-249-5705 John C. Wells Planetarium.................... 540-568-7827

Radio Entertainment Tell Us A Tale Radio Show..................... 434-978-3603

Recreation Centers

Leander McCormick Observatory.................... 434-243-1885

Carver Recreation Ctr.... 434-970-3053

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden............ 804-262-9887

Greenwood Comm. Ctr.. 434-296-5844

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Crow Ctr.......................... 434-977-3977 Key West Ctr................... 434-293-8273


Boys & Girls Club........... 434-977-3514

1822 Resort Dr., McGaheysville www.massresort.com Family-fun lodging, indoor water park, ski and snowboard packages, dining and golf. See ad pg 45

Chville Therapeutic Recreation Program........................... 434-970-3264

Meadows Recreation Ctr..................434-296-5844

Fluvanna County Parks. 434-842-5303 Greene County Parks..... 434-985-5226 Louisa County Parks...... 540-967-4420 Nelson County Parks..... 434-263-7130

Rockfish Valley Comm. Ctr....................... 434-361-0100

Special Olympics............ 800-932-4653

Scottsville Comm. Ctr.... 434-296-5844

*YMCA...........................434-974-9622

Tonsler Park Recreation Ctr................. 434-296-1857

www.piedmontymca.org Aquatics, fitness and family recreation at Brooks Family YMCA and Crozet YMCA. See ad pg 145

Washington Park Rec Ctr............................. 434-970-5073

Science & Nature

Recreation Organizations

Fan Mountain Observatory.................... 434-924-7494

Albemarle County Parks & Recreation....................... 434-296-5844

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*Massanutten Resort......540-289-9441


Ivy Creek Foundation.... 434-973-7772 Leander McCormick Observatory.................... 434-243-1885 Maymont......................... 804-358-7166 Open Bio Labs................. 434-878-2355 Scottsville Ctr for Arts & Nature................. 434-286-2806 Wildrock.......................... 434-825-8631

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation................... 434-970-3260 Charlottesville Swans Synchronized Swimming....................... 434-996-8924 Crozet Gators.................. 434-205-4380 Fairview Swim & Tennis.434-973-7946 Fry’s Spring Beach Club.434-296-4181 Greene Hills Club........... 434-985-7328 Jefferson Swim League.. 804-338-5118

Skating Carver Recreation Ctr.... 434-970-3053 Greenwood Ctr Roller Skating............................. 540-456-4777 McIntire Skateboard Park.................................. 434-244-0166

Spectator Sports Cavman’s Crew...... cavmanscrew.com Lynchburg Hillcats Baseball........................... 434-528-1144 Richmond Kickers Soccer................ 804-644-5425 UVA Athletics.................. 800-542-8821 Virginia Polo Ctr............. 434-979-0293

Swimming *ACAC............................434-978-3800 500 Albemarle Square 111 Monticello Avenue 200 Four Seasons Drive www.acac.com Three locations for family fitness aquatics, parties, after-school enrichment, sports academies and camps. See ad Inside Front Cover Blue Ridge Swim Club... 434-242-6894 Boar’s Head Sports Club.434-972-2237 Ch’ville YMCA Aquatics Club................. 434-974-9622 156

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Key West Club ................... keywestclub1@gmail.com Onesty Family Aquatic Ctr..................... 434-295-7532 Smith Aquatic & Fitness Ctr..................... 34-970-3072 Virginia Gators of Charlottesville..... virginiagators.org *YMCA...........................434-974-9622 www.piedmontymca.org Pools at Brooks Family YMCA and Crozet YMCA. See ad pg 145

Team Sports Albemarle Girls Field Hockey & Lacrosse League........................agll.org Albemarle Redbirds Softball............................ 540-649-1234 AMF Kegler’s Lanes........ 434-978-3999 Cavalier Wrestling Club.540-649-2015 Charlottesville Ultimate Disc Org .................. cudo.ultimate@gmail.com Cove Creek Girls Softball............................ 434-970-2255 Gradum Academy.......... 434-825-2181 Monticello United Soccer Club..................... 434-974-4625 Pop Warner Football ........... .centralvirginiapopwarner.com Scottsville Organization for Kid’s Sports............... 434-286-2366


*SOCA (Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area)......434-975-5025 1685 Polo Grounds Road www.socaspot.org Year-round leagues for adults & children including camps and individual training. See ad pg 146 Thomas Jefferson Youth Football League............................. www.tjyfl.net West City Soccer............ 434-430-0378 *YMCA...........................434-974-9622 233 4th Street NW, Suite Y www.piedmontymca.org Offers basketball, flag football, lacrosse and soccer. See ad pg 145

Tennis *ACAC............................434-978-3800 500 Albemarle Square 111 Monticello Avenue 200 Four Seasons Drive www.acac.com Three locations for family fitness aquatics, parties, after-school enrichment, sports academies and camps. See ad Inside Front Cover Boar’s Head Sports Club..................... 434-972-2237 Fairview Swim & Tennis.............................. 434-973-7946 Quickstart Tennis ............................ quickstartcentral.org

Theatres & Classes Accessible Theatre Project .................. accessibletheatreproject.wordpress. com

Join us for five days each March as we celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture across Charlottesville and Albemarle County Featuring hundreds of speakers in free, public programs for readers of all ages and across all genres Including current affairs, biographies, fiction, mysteries, science, graphic novels, poetry, history, science fiction, cookbooks, children’s & young adult, and much more!

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Seminole Lacrosse League.........................seminolelax.org


American Shakespeare Ctr............. 540-885-5588

Theme Parks

Black Box Players........... 434-970-7600

Busch Gardens, Williamsburg.................. 800-343-7946

Concert Ballet of Virginia............................ 804-798-0945

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park...................... 800-551-9653

*DMR Adventures..........434-203-6314 1117 E Market Street, Suite L www.dmradventures.com Professional training in the performing arts for all ages and levels. Rental space available. See ad pg 141 Empowered Players........ 434-996-7874

Kings Dominion.............. 804-876-5000 Massanutten Water Park...................... 540-289-9441 Six Flags of America...... 301-249-1500 Water Country USA, Williamsburg.................. 800-343-7946

Four County Players....... 540-832-5355

Travel

Gorilla Theater Productions..................... 434-233-4456

Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters............. 434-977-1415

Live Arts.......................... 434-977-4177 Offstage Theatre............. 434-244-8432

Water Fun

PVCC Fine Arts & Performance............... 434-961-5376

*ACE Adventure Resort... 877-787-3952

The Hamner Theater..... 434-960-5936 *The Paramount Theater...........................434-979-1333 Downtown Mall www.theparamount.net Intimate, historic and non-profit theater offering arts, entertainment and educational events for all ages. See ad pg 151 *The Wayne Theatre.......540-943-9999 521 West Main Street, Waynesboro www.waynetheatre.org Live performances, classic movies, talks, art gallery and programs as well as workshops and camps. See ad pg 39 UVA Drama Dept............ 434-924-3326 Virginia Repertory Theatre............................ 804-282-2620 Wintergreen Performing Arts.................................. 434-325-8292 158

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1 Concho Road, Oak Hill, WV www.aceraft.com Whitewater guided trips as well as zip line tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, lake water park and lodging. See ad pg 37 Albemarle County Parks & Rec..................... 434-296-5844 Beaver Creek Lake.......... 434-296-5844 Belmont Park Spray Ground.................. 434-970-3260 Chris Greene Lake.......... 434-296-5844 City of Staunton Pool Gypsy Hill........................ 540-886-6846 Forest Hills Park Spray Ground.................. 434-970-3260 Greenleaf Park Spray Ground.................. 434-970-3260 James River Reeling & Rafting........... 434-286-4386 James River Runners...... 434-286-2338 Mint Springs Lake.......... 434-823-5889


Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort........................ 877-441-4386

Sherando Lake................ 540-291-2188

Wintergreen Resort........ 434-325-2200

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Ctr................... 434-970-3072

Zoos

Walnut Creek Lake......... 434-296-5844

Luray Zoo........................ 540-743-4113

Washington Park Pool.... 434-977-2607

Maymont......................... 804-358-7166

*YMCA...........................434-974-9622

*Natural Bridge Zoo.......540-291-2420

www.piedmontymca.org Pools at Brooks Family YMCA and Crozet YMCA. See ad pg 145

Winter Sports Bryce Resort................. 1-800-821-1444 *Massanutten Resort......540-289-9441 1822 Resort Dr., McGaheysville www.massresort.com Family-fun lodging, indoor water park, ski and snowboard packages, dining and golf. See ad pg 45

5784 South Lee Highway Natural Bridge www.naturalbridgezoo.com Zoo hosts a large collection of rare and endangered species, petting area & special activities. See ad pg 31 Richmond Metro Zoo..... 804-739-5666 Smithsonian National Zoo................... 202-633-4888 Virginia Safari Park........ 540-291-3205

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Onesty Family Aquatic Ctr..................... 434-295-7532


ADVERTISER INDEX 3 Cats Photo…........................................................121 Aberdeen Barn….......................................................51 ACAC…........................................... Inside Front Cover ACE Adventure Resort…..........................................37 Alakazam Toys…..................................................... 115 Allied Concrete…......................................................86 Beer Run…................................................................43 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream…...................................... 116 Birth & Biodynamic Midwifery LLC…...................... 106 Bedford Area Welcome Center & Tourism…............. 41 Blue Ridge Music Together…..................................153 Blue Ridge School…...............................................127 BOUNCE Play-n-Create…......................................139 Camp Friendship….................................................149 Camp Horizons…....................................................144 Camp Mont Shenandoah….....................................146 Carter Mountain Orchard & Chiles Peach Orchard…17 Cavalier Window Cleaning & Power Washing…....... 96 Center for Advanced Gynecology…........................ 105 Charlottesville ENT Associates…............................ 104 Charlottesville Orthodontics….................... Back Cover Wine & Country Shop…...........113, Inside Back Cover College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving…..........90 Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival…...............................145 Crozet Family Dental…...........................................103 DesignSmart Blinds & Shutters…............................. 96 Devils Backbone Brewing Company…..................... 53 DMR Adventures…..................................................141 Dogtopia…................................................................89 European Stone Concepts…....................................84 Feast!….....................................................................47 Frost Montessori School…......................................128 Georgetown Veterinary Hospital…............................ 93 Grymes Memorial School…....................................125 Guadalajara…...........................................................33 Heppner Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center….. 99 Horton Vineyards…...................................................21 Howard, Glenda–Realtor CRS, GRI, SRES…..........92 iD Tech Camps…....................................................155 Infant & Toddler Connection of the Blue Ridge…... 106 International School of Ch'ville…............................ 128 Ivy Corner Garden Center….....................................86 JABA’s Shining Star Preschool…............................ 129 James Monroe Highland…........................................45 Jen Fariello Photography…..................................... 119 Kardinal Hall…..........................................................43 KidsCollege@PVCC…............................................144 Kilwins…............................................................ 33, 117 Leffler, Greg–State Farm Insurance…......................88 Little Gym, The…....................................................151 Madison County Visitor's Center............................…29 Massanutten Resort…...............................................45

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McLean Faulconer Inc.…............................................1 Mighty Minds, Little Hands .....................................129 International Preschool…........................................128 Montessori School of Charlottesville…....................126 Monticello Nannies…..............................................125 Municipal Band of Ch’ville…...................................153 Natural Bridge Zoo…................................................31 North Branch School…...........................................127 Oakland School…...................................................133 Our Lady of the Angels Monastery…...................... 114 P. Buckley Moss….....................................................35 Paramount Theater, The…......................................151 Pediatric Associates of Ch'ville…............................ 101 People Places, Inc.…................................................98 Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry…...............................102 Piedmont Pediatrics….............................................104 Rebecca's Natural Food…...................................... 114 Regents School of Ch’ville…...................................126 Robertson Electric….................................................87 Small Talk Speech & Therapy Center….................107 SOCA…...................................................................146 Southern Development Homes…............................. 92 SPCA….....................................................................95 St. Anne’s-Belfield School…....................................131 STEAM Discovery Academy…................................143 Student Services Moving & Storage Co…................91 Swett Dentistry….....................................................100 Tandem Friends School….......................................133 The End Games….................................................. 116 The Hive…..............................................................147 The Marjorie Adam Team, Nest Realty….................94 The Wayne Theatre…...............................................39 Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello….............................. 19 Towe Insurance…......................................................88 Triple C Camp…......................................................149 Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.….....................................89 U-Fab Interiors….......................................................85 UVA Children’s Fitness Clinic…..............................109 Vintage Swings…......................................................90 Virginia Center for Family Relations…....................109 Virginia Discovery Museum….................................151 Virginia Festival of the Book…................................157 VPM–PBS…............................................................142 Wilson School of Dance…......................................142 Winslow Savage, OTR…........................................107 YMCA…...................................................................145


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