100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die, 2nd Edition

100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die, 2nd Edition

by Marijean Oldham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681061580
Publisher: Reedy Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: 100 Things to Do Before You Die
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 567,473
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Marijean Oldham, a social media specialist and public relations professional, is president and CEO of Jaggers Communications, based in Charlottesville, Virginia. A self-described ambassador for the area, she has blogged and produced media content to promote Charlottesville’s attributes. In 1998, Oldham set the Guinness Book World Record for creating the World’s Largest Bouquet of Flowers at 28,801 stems. In her spare time, Oldham bakes pies competitively.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Food and Drink

1 Make a Cheese Pilgrimage to the Monastery in White Hall 2

2 Pick Your Own Fruit from an Orchard 3

3 Eat Like a European with a Crepe from the Flat 4

4 Meet Your Eats at Local Farms 5

5 Be a Nachovore All Over Town 6

6 Learn to Cook 8

7 Taste Bagels, Better than New York's 10

8 Tour the Vineyards of Central Virginia 11

9 Cruise for Brews along the Brewery Trail 12

10 Take Time for Tea at the Silver Thatch Inn 14

11 Try Benelux Dining at Brasserie Saison 15

12 Try a Slice in a College Town 16

13 Sip Your Tea at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar 18

14 Dine al Fresco on the Downtown Mall 19

15 Meet for Coffee at a Local Shop 20

16 Take a Sweet Trip through the City 22

17 Grease Your Spoon at the White Spot 24

18 Stake Your Claim on the Corner 25

Music and Entertainment

19 Find Your Venue for Live Music 28

20 Enjoy Local Theatre at Live Arts 30

21 Witness a Spectacle at CLAW 31

22 Embark on a Staycation in Charlottesville 32

23 Crash a Concert by Eavesdropping from the Belmont Bridge 33

24 Hang Out at Miller's 34

25 Try Board Games with a Local Connection 35

26 Go Back to High School Just for a Night 36

27 Support the Derby Dames 38

28 Drink with Geeks at Trivia Night 39

29 Go to the Races at Foxfield 40

30 View Great Flicks at the Virginia Film Festival 41

31 Catch a Show at a Historic Theatre 42

32 Take Off Early for a Free Concert 43

33 Get Out of an Immersion Escape Room 44

34 Let's All Go to the Movies 45

35 Experience Authentic Shakespeare 46

36 Gaze at the Stars at Veritas Winery 48

37 Stretch Your Music Muscles 49

38 See a Tiny Concert in the Garage 50

39 Applaud Singer/Songwriter Night at the Local 52

40 Learn to Dance with C'ville Savoy 54

41 Crash a Wedding 55

Sports and Recreation

42 Go Up in the Air in a Hot Air Balloon 58

43 Watch Polo at King Family Vineyards 59

44 Float, Kayak, or Canoe on a River 60

45 Ride Your Bike through the Scenic Countryside 61

46 Take Your Dog for a Romp 62

47 Walk the Grounds, Streak the Lawn 64

48 Take a Walk in the Woods along the Appalachian Trail 65

49 Sit on a Tractor Seat at the Top of Bear Den Mountain 66

50 Fly Away from the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport 67

51 Be a Yogi 68

52 All Aboard Amtrak 70

53 Get Fit at Fabulous Facilities 71

54 Row Your Boat on the Rivanna Reservoir 72

55 Camp or Glamp in the Great Outdoors 73

56 Cheer for the 'Hoos No Matter Your Sport 74

57 Snuggle a Baby Goat at Caromont Farm 75

58 Hit the Links at a Local Golf Course 76

59 Celebrate Batteau Day along the James River 78

60 Cruise Skyline Drive to See Stunning Views 79

61 Visit Shenandoah National Park for Outdoor Adventure 80

62 Challenge Yourself at Triple C Camp 81

63 Get Bowled Over at Kegler's Lanes 82

64 Go Beyond the Runway at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport 83

65 Get Tubular on the James River 84

66 Run from Zombies in a Creepy 5K 86

67 Go Fish with Albemarle Angler 87

Culture and History

68 Meet the Third President of the United States 90

69 Exercise Your Right to Freedom of Speech 92

70 Read Some Poe and See His Dorm Room 93

71 Ride the Trolley from the Grounds to Downtown 94

72 Explore African-American History at the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center 95

73 Meet a Writer at the Virginia Festival of the Book 96

74 See the Lights of Key West during the Holidays 97

75 Dig Up a Literary Treasure at the University of Virginia Library 98

76 Bless the Hounds at Grace Episcopal Church 100

77 Hone Your Craft at WriterHouse 101

78 Follow the H2O with Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority 102

79 Tour Swannanoa Palace 103

80 Appreciate Art at the McGuffey School 104

81 Spook Yourself on the Spirit Walk Ghost Tour 105

82 Visit Three Presidents' Homes 106

83 Celebrate Our Founders with the TomTom Founders Festival 108

84 Play Indoors at Virginia Discovery Museum 109

85 Be Locally, Socially Aware 110

86 See a Truly Spectacular Tree on the Grounds at UVA 111

87 View an Aboriginal Art Collection 112

88 Stargaze at McConnick Observatory 113

89 Go Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn at UVA 114

90 Give Your Time and Talent to an Area Nonprofit 115

Shopping and Fashion

91 To Market, to Market at the City Farmers' Market 118

92 Find Great Junk at an Eclectic Resale Shop 120

93 Get Custom Threads at Alton Lane 122

94 Eat from a Tree While You Shop at Edible Landscaping 123

95 Turn a Page at an Independent Book Store 124

96 Stroll Fields of Lavender at White Oak Lavender Farm 126

97 Paint a Plate at Lazy Daisy 127

98 Shop 'Til You Drop at Barracks Road 128

99 Paint and Sip with Guided Instruction 129

100 Shop for a Cause at Martha's Market 130

Suggested Itineraries 132

Activities by Season 136

Index 139

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