2015 Charlottesville Eco Fair

by Sue on April 19, 2015

April 26, 2015
11AM to 5PM
Main Street Arena
Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville Eco Fair is a great place to learn about local environmental groups while enjoying live music, local food, kid’s activities and more! For a complete schedule visit Charlottesville Eco Fair website.


Montpelier Wine Festival

by Sue on April 17, 2015

Wine Festivals Near CharlottesvilleMay 2 & 3, 2015
James Madison’s Montpelier
11407 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, Virginia

You know spring is here when its time for the Montpelier Wine Festival! Lots of food and fun with arts and crafts, children activities and of course the wine tastings. For a list of the wineries and all the activities please visit Montpelier Wine Festival website.


The Hatton Ferry will begin the 2015 season on April 18, 2015 and run through October 25, 2015. They are open from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturdays and Noon to 5 PM on Sundays. On Opening Day there will be live music and food available. The Ferry relies solely on donations so please show your support. For more information visit the Hatton Ferry website.


The Rivanna Chapter of The Virginia Master Naturalists training program will begin February 10, 2015. If you have a desire to help protect our local environment through volunteer services this maybe for you. Information sessions will be held January 6th and 11th at the Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building .

The Deadline to register is January 12 To learn more please visit the Rivanna Master Naturalists website.

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Woodrow Wilson Birthday Celebration

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Holiday Wreath Workshops at Monticello

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UVA Hospital-The Battle Building

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Charlottesville, VA is known for its outstanding health care, but what about children’s health care? Children often need specialized care, due to their little bodies and inability to list all their symptoms correctly. In 2014, the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital opened a Pediatric Outpatient Care Center called the Battle Building. It was ranked by […]

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