Songs of a Secret Country now until April 8, 2018 Kluge-Ruhe Aborigine Art museum. This exhibition comprises contemporary paintings and sculpture by indigenous Australian artists from various regions across the Australian continent. This is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal art. For more information:

Black History Month - Enslaved Experience and History Tour 02/01/2018 - 02/28/2018. Belle Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast, King George Va. In Recognition of Black History Month, for the month of February, our Enslaved Experience and History Tour at no cost. To make your reservation, please email with your name, phone, number of guests and date you would like to request. Confirmation email will be sent.


RVA Environmental Film Festival February 9-11th and other dates, 804-562-2500 (organizer (Tamara Smith)) 804-714-5444 (organizer (Scott Burger))


Rise up Productions presents "The Muse of Love", Sunday 2/11/18, 2-4pm Bridge Between the Worlds, Keswick, VA. Contact

ECK Light and Sound Service, Feb 11. Free. 11am to Noon. The English Inn, Charlottesville. Topic: Living with Grace. “As Souls unfold, their way of interacting with others becomes more graceful. .... Grace is a balm that makes things run better.” Preceded by Sound of Soul at 10 am. All are welcome. or


Chakra Shenanigans! A Free Spirit Camp Sampler. February 10th 1-3pm Unity of Charlottesville, 2825 Hydraulic Road, CharlottesvilleChakra Shenanigans! Is a fun, free class for children ages 6-12. Children will learn how to identify, align, and calm their chakras utilizing games, crafts, and songs.

Shiver in the River RVA’s coolest winter festival February 24, 2018 Historic Tredegar, Richmond 500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219 804-562-8283

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.


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


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:

Salsa Casino Rueda During, Wednesday nights 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the 1950s, a dance called Casino Rueda, became popular in Cuba. From 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, admission is $10. We An environment for people to learn from each other. Tangueros, 10049 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

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

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 - Are you open to miracles? Find out. “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.

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