Butterflies Live! until - Sunday, October 14, 2018. In connection with Sound Arts Richmond, A Northward Migration, located in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory, uses sound to explore the migration routes of butterflies, they traverse the landscape of North America. 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, 804-262-9887

Rudee Dolphin Tours. What could be more fun than watching dolphin jump and splash in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean 200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 / (757) 425-3400/ Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes, Adults: $22, Kids 4 - 11: $16., Kids 3 & under: Free


51st Annual Grayson County Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention. June 22-23, The Elk Creek School Ball Park, Elk Creek VA


Central Virginia Dowsers Meetings 2nd Sunday of the Month, September through November, January through June Meetings are free. RSVP to or call 434-263-4337. Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Community Access Bars Share. June 17, Bars Practitioners: 1:30-5:30, $10. Non-practitioners please call to schedule. Special Community Share Rates: $1/minute. Military, police and firefighters (current & former) Free. 219 W. Beverly St, Suite 101, Staunton. Aurora Walks Gently 434-299-2371

Access Bars Practitioner Training. July 1, 9:00-5:30, Declare your independence! If you or loved ones are stressed, in pain, judged or diagnosed as different, Access Bars can assist in releasing it all and opening to the gifts you be and bring. Even if you never choose to charge for a session, Access Bars WILL change your life! NCBTMB CEUs available. $350/$175 repeat & 16-17y.o/15 or younger free with adult. 219 W Beverly St, Suite 101, Staunton. Aurora Walks Gently 434-299-2371

ECK Light and Sound Service. June 10. Free. 11 am to Noon. The English Inn, Charlottesville. All are welcome. For more information:


How Different Are You Willing To Be? June 9, 1-4 pm, How Different Are You Willing To Be? ... based on the book Pragmatic Psychology by Susanna Mittermaier. What if trying to be "normal" is blocking the success, joy, and contribution you are created to be? Is it time to step beyond the judgments, even diagnoses, you've received into your capacities (and ease and joy!) in every area of your life? $30. 219 W. Beverly St, Suite 101, Staunton, Aurora Walks Gently 434-299-2371

Monthly Rainbow Retreat: LGBTQ and 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 and 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.


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.


Access Bars and Access Facelift. June 20, Free Intro 6 pm. These gentle, simple and potent body processes of Access Consciousness enable you and your body to release what no longer serves you, to regenerate, rejuvenate, and reclaim your MAGIC from the stress and trauma of living. Are you ready for more? 219 W. Beverly St, Suite 101, Staunton. Aurora Walks Gently 434-299-2371

Charlottesville Threshold Singerswelcome new members any time. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings near Barracks Road and Rt. 29. or 434-977-6614.

Blue Mountain Dharma Tibetan Buddhist Meditation/Teaching Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM. tea 5:30. FREE 1304 East Market St. Unit K, Charlottesville. See us on Facebook:

Interfaith Pray for Peace Circle - Welcoming all people to join together in song, silence and prayer to co-create personal, community and planetary peace. Final Wednesday, every month, 7:15-8:30PM, Janis M Travers Meditation Center, Unity of Charlottesville, 2823 Hydraulic Rd. for further 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

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


A Course in Miracles - Are you open to miracles? “A Course in Miracles” Study Group. Free Tuesday’s 7pm-8:30pm. Call 434-242-7955, at the Fillmore House. Unity Of Charlottesville is located at 2825 Hydraulic Road.

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.



Exploration of Spirit Retreat 8/17-8/19 Exploration of Spirit Retreat hosted by Lightwell. Take your soul from the ordinary to the extraordinary during this two and a half day retreat. Featuring U.K. Arthur Findlay College-trained tutors and psychic mediums. Expand your spiritual gifts through working groups, hands-on exercises, and demonstrations. Held at Walden Hall B&B in Reva, VA. For more information visit our website:

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