Friday, February 11, 2011

Fun Spring Events You Won't Want to Miss!!!

Be sure to check all of them out!

The Cat in the Hat
Tuesday, March 15 - Sunday, March 20
Wednesday, March 16 at 3:30 is a special program with Bly Brown

WVPT is bringing the fabulous Cat in the Hat to Hooville for a visit during the Virginia Festival of the Book. Starting Tuesday, March 15 and continuing all week long, the Virginia Discovery Museum will feature Cat in the Hat activities and crafts! The highlight of the week is sure to be a fun storytime with Bly Brown, followed by some crafts, on Wednesday, March 16th at 3:30pm. The Cat in the Hat will also visit the Downtown Mall on Saturday, March 19th, at 9:30 am. Children and parents will merrily parade with the Cat in the Hat to the Paramount Theater where, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, on the giant screen, two episodes of the new PBS series, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, will be shown. Come out and be a part of the fun!

Mara Rockliff's The Busiest Street in Town
Saturday, March 19th

Children's author Mara Rockliff comes to VDM to share a new book with us! Her picture book called The Busiest Street in Town is perfect for the Downtown Mall, as it's all about turning a street full of traffic into a place where neighbors meet and children play. She will do an interactive storytime with props, followed by a fun craft activity for the kids.

Owls and snakes and possums…oh, my!
Saturday, March 19th

Get “wild” with WHTJ PBS and the Virginia Discovery Museum as they play host to some of Virginia’s feathered and furry friends as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, an annual event produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be on hand to explain our role in wildlife conservation and environmental protection. The enlightening program includes up-close encounters with live, non-releasable wild animals, who have been given a new lease on life thanks to the dedicated staff and volunteers at the Wildlife Center. The first 200 children receive a free wildlife-themed book.

The Tibetan Way Closing Ceremony
Friday, March 25
All ages with adult

Join Tsetan Chonjore for an afternoon of Tibetan music and dancing to celebrate the Closing Ceremony for The Tibetan Way exhibit. He will be bringing many different Tibetan instruments and perform traditional Tibetan dances.

Kid*Vention 2011: Discover Sky & Space has moved to a new date:

Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 9am-3pm, location TBA.

This year’s Kid*Vention is all about taking time to look up and explore what’s above our heads! Learn about birds and bats, planes and rockets, comets and more through hands-on activities, crafts and games. Sponsored by the Virginia Discovery Museum, WVPT, the City of Charlottesville, and Lite Rock Z95.1, this is one event your family won’t want to miss!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fun New Spring Classes!

Be sure to register today for all of these exciting new classes.

YogaDoodle **Rescheduled**
Wednesdays, Mar. 23 - Apr. 27
Ages 5-9
$90 Members/$110 Non-Members

Guest instructor Lynn Campbell will introduce kids to YogaDoodle, a fusion of traditional yoga postures and creative expression. Children learn postures to help experience their physical sense while exploring sight, sound and stillness with their peers. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara to register, or email her at!

Teddy Bear Tea Party
Saturday, March 26
Ages 4-8 with adult
$10 Members / $13 Non-Members

Bring your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal) and put on your finest clothes for this afternoon tea party! We'll make fancy hats and flowers and then snack on an assortment of fun drinks and finger sandwiches. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara to register, or email her at!

Little Chefs **Rescheduled**
Coming Saturday Mornings this Spring!
April 2, April 9, April 16, May 7, May 14, and May 21
Ages 4-8
Per class:$10 for Members and $13 for Non-Members
For all six classes:$55 for Members and $70 for Non-Members

Bring your little ones and create tasty snacks and delicious meals together! Your kids will learn about kitchen safety and build their cooking skills in a fun, safe environment. Space is limited, so sign up today. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara to register, or email her at!

Hollywood Theatre Lab **Rescheduled**
Fridays, Apr. 15 - May 20
3:45 - 4:45
Ages 6-8
$90 members/$110 nonmembers
In this 6-week session, actress and acting instructor Lana Young will teach children how to perform while exploring their imagination in a safe and fun environment. Fun and focused exercises teach children how to listen to their scene partners and build communication skills. They will learn basic stage technique, how to break down scripts and how to find their objective as the character. The goal - teaching life skills through acting - is to build self-esteem and confidence while showing children how to find truth in a character. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara to register, or email her at!
Spring Flowers! - Flower Arranging Class
Saturday, May 7
Ages 4-8 with adult
$15 Members / $18 Non-Members

A treat right before Mother's Day! Bring your little ones and make a beautiful flower arrangement together. Learn the ins and outs of flower arranging and create something special for Mom this year. Call 977-1025 x 9 and ask for Sara to register, or email her at!

VDM's Summer Mini-Camps 2011!
Our summer camp schedule will be announced shortly! Stay tuned to our website,, for more details!