Visit Santa at the house that has won countless awards for lights, inflatables and North Pole magic. Stop by 1307 Mountainview St. in Charlottesville. The only catch is that you’ll have to find Santa among all the lights! The display is open from 5-10 pm nightly from Thanksgiving until January 7, 2018.

Miracle on South Division Street December 1 - December 31, 2017 Hanover Tavern,13181 Hanover Courthouse Road Richmond, In 1942 the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope. This heartfelt and hilarious play will have the whole family laughing through the holidays.

ZOOLIGHTS, Friends of the National Zoo, November 24 - January 1. Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a dazzling light show set to music. National Zoo, Washington, D.C.


Make Your Own Power Shield! January 26th-28th For more information:

Learn Reiki with Reiki Master Jennye Johnson 828 243-4690 or email: to register and for pertinent information including exact office address.

  • Dec. 2, Saturday: Usui/Holy Fire Reiki II Level 1 Certification Class 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. (1 hour lunch break on your own) Investment: $120.00 (cash or PayPal)

  • Dec. 3 Sunday: Usui/Holy Fire Reiki II Level 2 Certification Class 9:30 a.m. -5:00p.m. (1 hour lunch break on your own. $150.00 (cash or PayPal)

  • Both Level 1 and 2, if taken during same weekend, investment of $250.00 (cash or PayPal) All classes to be held at McIntire Plaza, Charlottesville, VA.


ECK Light and Sound Service, Dec.10. Free. 11am to Noon. The English Inn, Charlottesville. Topic: Spiritual Freedom. Preceded by The Sound of Soul 10:00 to 10:30 am. or


Just One Drop Saturday, January 13th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX, 1954 Swanson Drive, Charlottesville, VA, for an internationally acclaimed, excellent documentary film about Homeopathy, followed by a Q & A discussion with experienced Homeopathic Doctors,

Maryl Walters,CSB,a spiritual healer,will be giving a free talk on, "Healing Hate Through Divine Love" at Northside Library Charlottesville on Saturday, December 2nd at 3.30pm.

Monthly Rainbow Retreat: LGBTQ & Allies building community through exploring contemplative practices. Last Saturdays. 9:15-12:15, Charlottesville. Info and contact

Free-Drum up! (Drumming for Universal Peace) 11am Front Porch Roots Music School at 221 East Water Street. Drum and Rhythm instruments provided. Dancers enthusiastically welcome. All ages, no experience necessary (434) 760-1057.

The Batesville Market – Historic country store selling deli/grocery, beer, wine & local sustainable food and gift items. Live music every Saturday, 6:30-9 pm; free. 6624 Plank Rd, Batesville (434) 823-2001,

PAIN to POWER. Laughter therapy. Gentle yoga. No prerequisites. James River Scottsville Library. Free. Flexible class schedule -- Phone Instructor Katherine Thimnakis (434) 969-2017


Vegetarian Pot Luck – Every Friday at 6 pm, Inspiration University, 200 Parker Heights Rd, Waynesboro. Free. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. (540) 943.1689.

Natural Healing Study Support Group, 10am-11:30am, Dec 8 and Dec 22. For more information:


Realize Your Unlimited Potential - Hypnosis and Self Help Classes in Charlottesville. Call Roxanne Louise 434-263-4337 for details.


Mindfulness (Insight) Meditation Group Wednesdays 7-8:30pm White Hall. All are welcome. Free. See for further details.

Contemplative Meditation Wednesdays 11:30-12:30pm Unitarian Universalist Church 717 Rugby Road. Labyrinth, stacking stones, meditation, journaling. Come and go as you need. Do what feeds you.

Four Agreements Wisdom Group meets at 5:30pm at the Charlottesville Healing Arts Center. A community of support for putting the agreements into practice. Donations accepted. Call 434-974-6323 or see

Healing Cooking Class 5:30pm, Dec 6th Medical Medium Book Support Group, 6:30pm, Dec 13th; For more information:

Cloud Floating Free Sangha meditation practice informed by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. 6:30-8:30pm. Call 434-825-0145 Visit

German New Medicine Study Group free, ongoing, held on Wednesdays 5-7:30pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. You can find further information at German New Medicine Study Group

Skyline Harmony Chorus - A women’s four-part a Cappella Harmony Group. Sing a variety of musical styles including Barbershop. Meets Thursdays 6:45 pm Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Share the love of singing – learn as you sing! Visit us on Meetup and Facebook. 434-589-2146


A Course in Miracles - This is the path to inner peace. Find out. Study Group. Free. Tuesdays 7pm - 8:30pm. Call 434-242-79555

Abraham Hicks Support Group Meeting for those wanting inspiration for living the teachings of Abraham. Feels great to share with others. Meets third Tuesdays at Crozet Library. Call Janet at 434-823-2899 for more information.

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class - Beginner Friendly / Multi-Level with certified teacher. Traditional sequences of Asanas (poses) with deep relaxation, 5:15- 6:15 Downtown Charlottesville Central Library Branch, 3rd Floor McIntire Room. Only need mat or towel but may do on carpeted floor. Call Annie to confirm or for more information 760-1983 Free.


Live Poets free group meeting. Bring your own or other’s poetry to share at the Crozet Library, 7pm, 2nd Mondays.

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