This Year's Parties

Booklets describing the parties and information about making reservations are available at:

Wonderful Things, North Wing of Barracks Road Shopping Center
New Dominion Book Shop, Downtown Mall, 404 East Main Street

You will also find a description of the parties below. Take a look at the descriptions and then print and complete a reservation form to make your reservations. All reservations are made by mail and are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis. For more information, call (434) 980-4397.

Arts Alive!

Gallery and Theatre Evening Downtown 


Come mingle at one of Charlottesville 's finest galleries, Les Yeux du Monde. Sip champagne and appease your taste buds with a scrumptious
light supper as your eyes absorb the visual wonders displayed all around
you. For the final act, enjoy Live Arts Theatre’s production of Underpants by Steve Martin.


Wednesday, January 26, 2005

6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Cocktails and Light Supper

at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

8:00 p.m.

Underpants by Steve Martin at Live Arts Theatre



Hors d’Oeuvres

Stuffed Baked Brie

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Platter


Chicken Sauté

Chocolate Sweets

Champagne , White Wine and Beer



Nicole and Earle Betts

Anne Brune

Wendy and Jack Brown

Erica and Adam Goldfarb

Linda and Andy Hord

Martha O’Brien

Taylor and Bill Randolph

Lyn Bolen Rushton

Winifred Wegman and George Sampson

Beth and David Sutton


Number of Guests: 45

Price Per Person:  $65.00




Havana Night


Want to put some spice in your life? Try Salsa dancing at Havana Night! Come and listen to the heart-pumping sounds of Bio Ritmo, Richmond ’s hottest salsa band, and dance the night away at Starr Hill.


Saturday, January 29, 2005

7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Starr Hill



Cuban Fare:  Cuban Tapas, Black Bean Fritters with Mango Salsa

Jerk Pulled Pork on Tricolored Tortilla Chips

Beef and Vegetarian Empanadas, Ham Croquetas

Camaron Stufffed Avocados, Corn Fritters with Jalapeño Sauce

Pescado Skewers with Pineapple Salsa

Platanos Foster

Sangria and Beer



Bio Ritmo Band




Carol and Jeff Adams

Cathy Albano

Donna and Bob Andris

Michael Anello

Jacqui and David Armstrong

Martha Barnett and Carl Berg

Kathy and Joe Braford

Olivia Branch

Tish and Al Byrne

Cailin and Andy Collier

Michelle and Hans-Petter Foss

Brenda and John Frizzell

Leslie and Richard Gilliam

Janie and Josh Goldschmidt

Bentley and Jim Grigg

Abby and Stu Guskind

Estel and Keith Heffron

Jocelyn and Gary Helmbrecht

Jennifer and Jay Hollis

Cynthia and Scott Jamison

Carey and Jay Kalagher

Elizabeth Kiser

Cathy and Chris Kramer

Denise and George Marshall

Evelyn and George Mastakas

Sherri and Preston Moore

Gail and Tom Morace

Olga and Don Morse

Suzanne and Bev Nash

Sharon and Fred O’Connor

Leslie and John Oliver

Teresa and Matt Osterman

Johnna and Gary Paul

Zoe and Ron Prince

Marlene and David Rogers

Eileen and George Rosario

Annie and Steve Runkle

Kay and Greg Slater

Clara Jane and Charlie Snipes

Siva Thiagarajah

Fotini and Foti Vavalidis

Marilyn Wright



Number of Guests: 100

Price Per Person:  $80.00

Dress:  Attire for dancing

Cash Bar Available




Do You Sushi, Sashimi, or Roll?


It’s almost the end of the work week and long hours with the kids. You think, “Take me away!” Want a fun-filled evening of sushi, saki and more? You deserve it, after all. Enjoy all your favorites, plus some surprises too. Come and watch our Sushi Chef Sushi, Sashimi, and Roll!


Thursday, February 3, 2005

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

3580 Turnbridge Lane





A Tasty Array of All Your Favorite Sushi

Japanese Beer, Saki and Wine



David, Sushi Chef from Sakura



Jenny and Brenden Clancy

Liz and Bill Estep

Abby and Stu Guskind

Kathy and Kevin Kerrigan

Ann and Jim Shannon

Clara Jane and Charlie Snipes



Number of Guests: 30

Price Per Person:  $50.00

Dress:  Casual





Country Gourmet Feast


Chase away the winter chill beside a crackling fire. Sip your favorite cocktail and relax in the company of friends as you enjoy a delectable Country Gourmet Feast prepared by local chef, Sandy Motley.  Sandy has created a menu that will feature the finest of American field and stream.  She’ll demonstrate a few of her signature dishes right before your eyes in a kitchen where guests are more than welcome.  Specially selected wines will compliment this fabulous meal.


Saturday, February 5, 2005

7:00 p.m.

Three Rivers Farm

3479 Free Union Road



Hors d’Oeuvres

Yellow Pepper Soup

 Shrimp, Pork and Much More

Lime Trifle

Cocktails, Fine Wines

Coffee and Tea



Mason and Dick Fogg

Pam Davies and Geoff MacIlwaine

Beth and David Sutton



Number of Guests: 24

Price Per Person:  $75.00

Dress:  Casual





An Affair to Remember


Remember the days of Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn when ladies and gentlemen wore jackets and silk for dinner.  Celebrate your Valentine's day in elegance with champagne, fine wines complementing each course, continental cuisine and classic jazz piano music in an intimate modern setting.


Saturday, February 12, 2005

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

933 Old Ballard Road



Burnette Thompson, Jazz Pianist

"Best Pianist in Washington " -- Zagat Survey 1995, 1996, 1997......



Heart Shaped Caviar Canapés

Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

Warm Figs with Goat Cheese

Silky Fennel Soup with Crabmeat

Warm Wild Mushroom Medley Salad

Mustard Herbed Rack of Lamb

Red Chard and Velvety Mashed Potatoes

Hazelnut Chocolate Tart

Assortment of Cheeses

Port and Dessert Wine



Tish and Al Byrne

Grenelle and Peter Delaney

Cathy and Chris Kramer

Allison and Randy Shure

Fotini and Foti Vavelidis



Number of Guests: 20

Price Per Person:  $100.00

Dress:  Black Tie





Ellington at The Paramount


Join us for an afternoon of great jazz at The Paramount Theater.  Paul Mercer Ellington, grandson of the Great Duke Ellington, will direct the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra, an assembly of some of the world’s finest jazz artists.  The Duke once played at The Paramount—now we honor his memory.  His grandson, a celebrated musician in his own right, will once again set The Paramount swinging with the Duke’s greatest hits.  Party Parade guests will enjoy front orchestra seats for this exciting concert, then be welcomed to a VIP reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments in the elegant Balcony Lounge.  Complimentary parking will be provided.  


Sunday, February 20, 2005

3:00 p.m.

The Paramount Theater



Hors d’Oeuvres




Duke Ellington Band



Lyn and Sheldon Anderson

Olivia Branch

Ethel and Larry deNeveu

Jean and Chad Hershner

Mary Don and Harold Jordan

Mary and Bill MacIlwaine

Carter and Wick McNeely

Elsie and Mac Thompson



Number of Guests: 30

Price Per Person:  $50.00




Butterfly in My Soup


Come sing and dance with Betsy Q,

A musical entertainer sure to delight you.

Singing songs like Butterfly in My Soup and more,

Friends Are Forever is the one you’ll adore.

She interacts with you during her show,

You might be called up on stage, you never know

As singing and laughter fill the room,

Watch a magician tie a balloon!

Enjoy a delicious ice cream treat

From Dippin Dots, it can’t be beat!

Have your face painted while you are there

With a soccer ball, a flower or a bear.

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun

A good time will be had by everyone!


Sunday , February 20, 2005

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Covenant Upper School Performing Arts Center



Mr. Magic

Betsy Q



Donna and Rob Andris

Danica and Paul Plantz

Lesley and Glenn Forloines

Kim and Anthony Poindexter

Wendi and Todd Foster

Shannon and Rob Reuter

Janie and Josh Goldschmidt

Wendi and Clark Smith

Cathy and Scott Jolly

Nicki and Jamie Spence

Cindy and Todd Kersey

Gineane and Sean Stalfort

Susan and John Kitzmann

Denise and Jeff Tennery

Elizabeth Muse and Matt Singleton

Sheila and Ted Weschler



Number of Guests: 200

Price Per Person:

For children up to 7

Children:  $15.00

Children must be accompanied by an adult                         Adults:  $15.00






Longing for summer breezes and tropical food?  Come dance the night away to Jimmy Buffet tunes in your Parrot Head regalia.  There will be margaritas, music, island décor, and yummy food.  If you don’t know where ya gonna go when the volcano blows, come join us for a great evening of dancing and partying!


Friday, February 25, 2005

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

4040 Fairway Drive

Keswick Estates



Tropical Hors d’Oeuvres:

Shrimp Kabobs, Jerk Chicken, Mini Cheeseburgers, Tropical Fruit

Coronas and Limes, Margaritas, Soft Drinks



Jimmy Buffet Music with D.J.



Anne Brune

Cynthia and Nick Danforth

Mason and David Graham

Amy and Randy Kaporc

Lydia and Brent Lunnen

Donna and Robert Matkovich

Isabel and Gregory Miller

Suzanne and Bev Nash

Donna and Chris Schuler

Cydney and Paul Simko

Christy and Anthony Wenzel



Number of Guests: 130

Price Per Person:  $50.00

Dress:  Island Duds






St. Paddy Goes Bunko


Bring your “gift of gab”, toss the dice, and join the festivities at this Irish Bunko party. Compete for prizes for Big and Little Bunko, most wins and losses, and travelers.  You better be wearing the green – lest you get pinched.  And remember to bring your lucky charms, as you will need all of your Irish luck to win.  Beginners are welcome.


Thursday, March 17, 2005

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

2414 Pendower Lane




Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres


Beer, Wine, and Sodas

Irish Coffee




Kay Cruickshank

Mo Gaffney

Sara Gaskins

Kelly Oakes

Stephanie Shellenberger


Number of Guests: 32

Price Per Person:  $30.00

Dress:  Something Green





An Evening with James Bond


The James Bond series set the standard for thrills, hi-tech gadgets, maniacal villains, and beautiful women. From Mrs. Moneypenny to Q, many guests will be needed to fill the cast of characters. Come have a Martini, shaken not stirred.  Mix, mingle and dance this night away.


Friday, March 18, 2005

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 Midnight

Farmington Country Club



Asian Hors d’Oeuvres, Carved Pork Tenderloin

Continental Cheeses, Fondue, Bruscetta and More

Martinis for First Hour

International Coffees



Johnny Houston and the Legends



Lori and Fritz Berry

Gardy Bloemers

Sheller and Billy Bolton

Kathy and Ted Davies

Krista and Keith Davis

Lisa and Blake DeMaso

Amalie and Mike Derdeyn

Morgan and Matthew Engel

Candace and Tom Grierson

Bentley and Jim Grigg

Heidi and Ned Gumble

Abby and Stu Guskind

Molly and Robert Hardie

Janie and Gary Hunter

Anne and Thad Jones

Joan Justice

Bee and Mark Kattmann

Tyler and Grady McNeely

Caroline and Jay McNeely

Christine and Will McNeely

Sue McNeely

Suzanne and Bev Nash

Tracy and Tom Noelke

Sarah Gray and Ned Parrish

Karen and Andrew Rader

Debbie and Dave Rowe

Kennon Stout and David Ibbeken

Gineane and Sean Stalfort

Beth and David Sutton

Christina and Tee Teague

Siva Thiagarajah

Fotini and Foti Vavelidis

Cathy and Chris Walmsley

Catherine and Tom Wharton

Melissa and Peter Wiley

Jennifer and Frank Winslow

Sarah and Madison Wooton

Carrie and Zack Worrell

Kristin and Peter Wray

Marilyn Wright


Number of Guests: 120

Price Per Person:  $125.00

Dress:  Black Tie or come as your favorite 

            Bond character

Cash Bar Available




Say It With Flowers


How many times have you admired a beautiful floral arrangement and thought, “I could never do that in a million years.” Well, think again. Drive through rolling countryside to one of Albemarle County ’s most beautiful vineyards where Beverley Hereford and Susie Neligan will share their secrets for creating flower designs. They will show you how to make your own arrangement for your home and dining table. You’ll enjoy a Gourmet to Go boxed lunch, taste some special wine, and leave inspired.  A few lucky guests will have a chance to win a beautiful arrangement or table decoration.


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Whitehall Vineyards



Tarragon Chicken Salad or Veggie Wrap

Fruit Salad

Corn and Poppy Seed Muffins

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Pecan Bars, Lemon Squares

Selected Fine Wines, Coffee and Bottled Water



Cathy Albano

Edie Champ

Pat Cooke

Margo Hamilton

Brenda Hathaway

Beverley Hereford

Mary Holden

Susie Neligan

Beth Sutton

Mickie Wood



Number of Guests: 50

Price Per Person:  $40.00

Dress:  Casual





Fun with Fashion


Have a delectable lunch while you enjoy a parade of style with your friends.  See the latest fashion trends with the beautiful Doncaster/élana Spring Summer Collection. Here is your chance to enjoy a fashion show with designs by the Tanner Companies. This New York design team travels internationally to capture fashion trends with fine fabrics, styling, and details.


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Greencroft Club



Chicken Divan Crêpe

Tossed Green Salad

Fresh Fruit, Dessert

Hot Bread

Iced Tea or Coffee



Doncaster /élana Spring-Summer 2005 Collection



Bea Ammons

Liza Borches

Maggie Bourgeois

Becky Bushey

Stephanie Dudley

Jana Early

Bentley Grigg

Katherine Kidder

Peggy MacMillan

Donna McAdams

Ann Myers

Kelly Oakes

Annette Selinger

Michele Shepherd

Sara Schroeder

Susanne Sigman

Susan Thomas

Kelly Thornhill

Beth Vanda

Sheri Waddell



Number of Guests: 80

Price Per Person:  $40.00




Dancing .... And All That Jazz!


Did you enjoy the movie Chicago ?  Then you’ll love this evening of Razzle Dazzle.  Swing and dance to a wonderful jazz band.  Do the Cell Block Tango.  When You’re Good to Mama, you’ll get A Little Bit of Sunshine.  Remember I Can’t Do It Alone, so even if He Had It Comin’ make sure you bring your Funny Honey along for a great evening of dining and dancing. The decorations will make you feel like you are in the Jazz Era. Feathers, hats, and Snazzy shoes will put you in the Chicago mood. Kick up your heels. You’ll love All That Jazz. 


Friday, April 15, 2005

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 Midnight

Farmington Country Club



A Buffet Dinner of Jazzed-Up Food

Hunky Beef or Lawful Chicken

Roxie Red Potatoes

Amos’ Good Guy Green Salad

Mama’s Sneaky Surprise Dessert

Coffee and Tea



“Jazz Rascals” Band and “ Chicago ” Dancers



Pat and Dan Atkins

Janice and Tom Brown

Diane and Dick Brownlee

Jeanne and John Chamales

Penny and Paul Chernauskas

Betsy and David Chesler

Frani and Ed Demaio

Lucille and Ken Digges

Mary and Peter Eades

Marylou and  Dick Fowler

Ann and Bob Galione

Lila and Ernie Gurory

Roxanne and Colin Hagan

Robin and Mack Halsey

Martha and John Harris

Marilyn and John Helleberg

Susan and Mike Kneirim

Penny and Rick Krell

Shirley and Myrle Langley

Mary and Byrd Leavell

Laura Peters

Cindy and Bill Rich

Marion and Don Spano

Barbara and Jim Stone

Ramya Thiagarajah

Keith Woodard



Number of Guests: 130

Price Per Person:  $60.00

Dress:  Jazzy attire

Cash Bar Available




Tell Us A Tale


Peter Jones and Jen Hoffman, of Tell Us A Tale (heard locally on WTJU 91.1 FM, and syndicated nationally), bring to life stories that captivate children of all ages. Mary Gordon Hall and her friends, Tom Proutt and Emily McCormick, will complement the wonderful tales with a variety of tunes for an afternoon of stories, songs and fun. After the show, the children’s creativity will soar as they build their own sundaes with ice cream and lots of fixin’s from Chaps Ice Cream Restaurant.


Saturday, April 16, 2005

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lane Auditorium

Albemarle County Office Building

401 McIntire Road



Chaps Ice Cream and Fixin's



Peter Jones, Jen Hoffman, Mary Gordon Hall, Tom Proutt and Emily McCormick



Emily Koester

Ellen Phipps

Jennifer Till

Larry Zippin



Number of Guests: 200

Children:  $10.00

Dress:  Casual

Adults:  $10.00

For children ages 4-8


Children must be accompanied by an adult




Garden Week Luncheon


Add a special touch to a splendid day touring the beautiful gardens of Albemarle County .  Join us for a luncheon and lecture at Farmington Country Club.  Mary Hughes, Landscape Architect for the University of Virginia , will enlighten us on the current restoration work being done on the Pavilion Gardens .  Enjoy inspirational flower arrangements to try with flowers from your own gardens.  Be sure to view the lovely hidden garden on the Farmington grounds. Come with friends or guests from out of town.  Gentlemen, as well as ladies, are welcome.



Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Served from 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

The Terrace Room

Farmington Country Club



A Buffet Luncheon

Tomato Basil Soup

A Medley of Salads

Fresh Breads and Croissants

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tray

Assorted Desserts

Iced Tea, Coffee and Hot Tea



Byrd Abbott

Vickie Baldwin

Maggie Bourgeois

Mary Howard

Cathy Kahn

Aileen Kelly

Kathleen Kovac

Linda MacIlwaine

Holly Maillet

Laura Peters

Dougie Morris

Marcie Slaughter

Allison Schildwachter

Zan Short

Carol Stevenson

Janet Weary

Jean Wheby

Betsy Yancey

Peggy Zunka


Number of Guests: 50

Price Per Person:  $30.00

Dress:  Casual





Owl Moon


Do you know which owl can eat a skunk?  Or that opossums don’t really hang by their tails? Find out more, as the Wild Life Foundation shares with us their “creatures of the night” up close.  Then, join us for a walk through the woods by the light of the full moon.  Kids, bring your flashlights.


Friday, April 22, 2005

7:00 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.

Ivy Creek Natural Area

1776 Earlysville Road




Opossum Punch

Creature Cookies



Wild Life Foundation Presentation



Cailin Collier

Liz Estep

Ann Shannon


Number of Guests: 45

Price Per Person:

For children 5 and older

Children:  $10.00

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adults:  $10.00




Free and Easy


Go back to your youth with us at the Charlottesville Fun Park .  Haven’t you spent too much time watching your kids have all the fun playing here without a care in the world?  Here is your chance to do the same.  There will be batting cages, go-carts, and putt-putt (weather permitting), all the video games you can play, and a great band for dancing. There will be lots of prizes to win, hot dogs and hamburgers to eat, along with beer on tap (because we are not kids, even if we do act like it for the one night).  Come join us for the best play date around.


Tuesday, May 3, 2005

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Charlottesville Fun Park



Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Condiments

Beer on Tap and Soft Drinks



The Boomerangs



Molly Perkins Akeel

Julie and Michael Bear

Holly and Russell Bell

Kay and Doug Cruickshank

Cheryl and Dan Duke

Lisa and Bob Forsyth

Heidi and Ned Gumble

Abby and Stu Guskind

Michelle and Greg Hiemenz

Julie Horner

Lili and Steven Houchens 

Linda and John Jones

Susie and Chuck Kincannon

Donna and Bob Matkovich

Meggan and Michael McPadden

Suzanne and Bev Nash

Ande and Bill Niedermayer

Wendy Novicoff and Bob Davis

Kelly and Jack Oakes

Eileen Park

Susan and Richard Park

Susan and Jim Quisenberry

Nancy and Keith Reddy

Shannon and Bob Reuter

Mary and Tom Sherman

Tana and Gary Taylor

Jane and Bryan Thomas

Jennifer and David Wagoner

Christy and Anthony Wenzel

Sue and Leonard Winslow

Meg and Richard Zakin


Number of Guests: 200

Price Per Person:  $30.00

Dress:  Casual





Derby Day


Celebrate the annual Run for the Roses while you sip Mint Juleps, feast on traditional Kentucky fare, and consider your bets with our bookie.  Your box seats await under the tent with a clubhouse view of the races.  So, don your Derby attire, complete with that special hat, check your daily racing form, and join the festivities.


Saturday, May 7, 2005

Gates open:  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Box Seats located at 3148 Dane Court , Glenmore



Won’t be lunch, won’t be dinner, but you won’t leave hungry

Traditional Kentucky Fare Including

Burgoo, Bourbon Balls, Benedictine, and More

Mint Juleps



Robin Amato

Pam Arnette

Nikki and Jeff Bialy

Margaret and Ben Brewer

Suzanne and Robert Brooks

Cheryl and Chip Chandler

Lee Ann and Andy Cox

Beth and Mike Hyder

Pat and Doug Jensen

Ester Lee

Paxson MacDonald

Pam Milne

Judy and Frank Mueller

Joyce and Gip Robbins



Number of Guests: 52

Price Per Person:  $60.00

Hat Contest




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