Events This Week

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September 3, Thursday
SPCA READ TO PAWS
JMRL - Central Library.
Drop in to read to a four-footed friend from the SPCA or a stuffed pooch while you wait your turn. For readers in grades K-2 and their adults. Central Library.  4-4:45pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
September 4, Friday
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: WILL OVERMAN BAND
The nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
With Morgan Wade Band The nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvillepavilion.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
September 4, Friday
JASON BURKE & FRANK BECHTER
Adventure Farm.
With Spiked Food Truck. A student of 60s and 70s music, Jason Burke blends old-school rock, folk, and California country into a solo singer-songwriter set unique to Charlottesville. Frank Bechter was incubated in the cosmic swamps of Missouri, seeping and crawling uphill to Virginia's Blue Ridge. Adventure Farm, Tasting Room.  Directions: 1135 Clan Chisholm Lane, Earlysville.  6-9pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
August 28-September 5
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FAIR
Come celebrate Chesterfield County's heritage and culture with various grandstand shows, rides, entertainment, food and more! Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.  $10 admission for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children ages 4-12, wristband prices vary.  Email: ccfainformation@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 768-1555. 
 
September 5, Saturday
KICKIN' IT ON THE JAMES
Oskar Blues.
Mechanical bull, food trucks, face painting, juggling, balloon animals, storytime for the kids, and a NASCAR race car. Music by Sons of Bill and Ashley McMillen. 125 Fleet Street, Scottsville.  2-10pm.  $20 advance, $25 at the door.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 5, Saturday
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.
The Virginia Center for the Book, which produces the Virginia Festival of the Book, will be at the National Book Festival at the Virginia table in the Pavilion of the States from 9 am to 6 pm, handing out swag like 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book magnets, bookmarks, and one item that is oh-so-neat you will have to show up to see it. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, downtown Washington, D.C..  10am-10pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3296. 
 
September 5, Saturday
ORANGE STREET FESTIVAL
Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
The event will feature over 180 vendors, children's activities, live music and a beer garden in Taylor Park. The last live music performance will take place from 6 to 8 pm in Taylor Park following the closing of the festival. We are inviting everyone to enjoy this "Dancing 'Til Dusk" event following the festival. Main Street in Orange.  10am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
August 28-September 5
SHENANDOAH COUNTY FAIR
Come out and enjoy tractor pulls, demo derbies, concerts and more! See website for complete schedule of events. 300 Fairground Road, Woodstock.  $Prices vary.  Email: teshelman@shencofair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-459-3867. 
 
September 5, Saturday
TASTE OF THE MOUNTAINS STREET FESTIVAL
Madison Chamber of Commerce.
Come out for the 23rd annual festival with live entertainment, shopping, food vendors, pony rides, antique cars and a re-enactment of Civil War camp life. Main Street Madison.  Directions: Madison is located just 28 miles north of Charlottesville on Route 29.  9am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-4455. 
 
September 5, 2015
WWE LIVE
WWE Live returns to John Paul Jones Arena. Don't miss your favorite WWE Superstars in action! Intercontinental Champion: Daniel Bryan Dean Ambrose Sheamus Dolph Ziggler Bad News Barret And Many More! John Paul Jones Arena.  $15-95.  All ages welcome.  Contact: JPJA Marketing Intern.  Email: jpj-mkt@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3456. 
 
July 17-September 6
SHENANDOAH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
This summer, come and join us at one of the mid-Atlantic region's longest-running outdoor music events, with world-class music by a stellar array of performers. See website for dates and times. Shrine Mont Camp & Conference Center, Orkney Springs.  $Prices vary.  Email: info@musicfest.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-459-3396. 
 
Now-Sept. 7
EXTREME DEEP EXHIBITION
The Mariners' Museum.
Discover wonders at the bottom of the sea with this hands-on exhibition all about deep-sea exploration. The Mariners' Museum.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 15-September 7
GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR
Green Valley Book Fair.
Encourage your child to read by expanding his or her home library! Huge selection of children's books at 60%-90% off retail prices on new, over-run or irregular books. 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-385-0099. 
 
September 7, Wednesday
LARP (LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING) SCAVENGER HUNT
Gordon Library.
Come dressed in your favorite time period costume as we scour through time searching for clues to unlock the secrets of the library. Grades 5-12. Registration required. Gordon Library.  7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
September 7, Monday
MEET YER EATS FARM TOUR
Market Central.
Ten of City Market's local food producers will open their farms to visitors this coming Labor Day. Experience food, entertainment, education and farm transparency in six different counties. Purchase tickets online today! 10am-4pm.  $15 car pass.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 4-7, Saturday-Monday
SUMMER'S END FESTIVAL
Wintergreen Resort.
Featuring top-level regional live music, 151 breweries and wineries, Arts & Craft shows and much more. Bring the entire family for an end of the summer hurrah. Wintergreen Resort.  See website or call for times and rates.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
September 8, Tuesday
CROZET TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Your ideas are needed! Be a part of the Crozet Library Teen Advisory Board! Help plan teen programs, displays and activities. Members will enjoy yummy snacks and receive volunteer hours for their participation with TAB. Registration recommended. Grades 6-12. Crozet Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
September 8, Tuesday
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - DESPICABLE ME
JMRL - Northside Library.
Bring a blanket and pillows and settle in for a family-friendly movie. Popcorn and drinks provided. Films rated G. Northside Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
September 9, Wednesday
GIRL SCOUTS OPEN HOUSE
Girls Scouts of Virginia Skyline.
Come learn about the organization, its mission, the time commitment and what it means to join Girl Scouts. Current volunteers and staff will be available to answer questions. For girls grades K-5 and parents/caregivers. Johnson Elementary Auditorium.  6:30-7:30pm.  Contact: Deirdre Kellner.  Email: dkellner@gsvsc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 382-8013. 
 
September 9, Wednesday
NORTHSIDE TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)
JMRL - Northside Library.
Come be a part of the Northside Teen Advisory Board. Help create displays, plan programs and activities while earning volunteer hours. Enjoy snacks and meet new people! Registration is recommended. Grades 6-12. Northside Library.  5-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
September 9, Wednesday
TEEN PATHFINDER GAMING GROUP
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
A beginner's group for playing Pathfinder RPG (Role Playing Games). Materials and snacks provided, but bring dice if you have them. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Gordon Avenue Library.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
Now through mid-September, Mondays-Fridays
"PEACHES N CREAM" PACKAGE
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Educational Presentations are available per group (if desired). Additional package details: 1/4 peck bag for Pick Your Own Peaches, self-guided education stations, a sample cup of Peach Frozen Yogurt and a fun packet of puzzles. Chiles Peach Orchard.  $7 per person.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1593. 
 
September 10, Thursday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Albemarle County School District.
Get involved in your local school and learn more about what the School Board is working on. Albemarle County Office Building, Lane Auditorium.  6:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 972-4055. 
 
September 10, Thursday
BOOK BUGS BOOK GROUP: "FLORA AND ULYSSES"
JMRL - Northside Library.
For bookworms reading at an older elementary level. Join us for a 45-minute session of chatting about Kate DiCamillo's "Flora and Ulysses" as well as snacks and fun games. Books will be provided to the first 20 kids to sign up! Grades 3-5. Registration is required. Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
September 4 & 11, Fridays
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: SEPTEMBER LINE-UP
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
September's concerts feature: September 4-Will Overman Band, September 11-The Skip Castro Band. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
September 11, Friday
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: THE SKIP CASTRO BAND
The nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
With Fatty Lumpkin & The Love Hogs The nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@charlottesvillepavilion.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
September 11, Friday
THE HILL AND WOOD
Adventure Farm.
With South Fork Food Truck. Hailing from Charlottesville, indie-rock sentries The Hill and Wood have been one of Virginia's most critically adored new-fangled bands for over two years. Led by Boston native Sam Bush, the band has shifted from their folk-pop roots and integrated themselves into a multifaceted and stratified sound. The music's firm foundation is Bush's songwriting, deftly communicating the anxieties of expectation and the malaise of the modern identity, all the while uncovering rare and unexpected moments of relief. Adventure Farm, Tasting Room.  Directions: 1135 Clan Chisholm Lane, Earlysville.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
September 12, Saturday
9TH ANNUAL HERITAGE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Monticello.
Come celebrate the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson, America's first "foodie," with more than 100 educational programs, hands-on workshops, garden tours, fruit and vegetable tastings, an organic, local food marketplace and kids' activities and more! Reservations recommended. West Lawn of Monticello.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
September 12, Saturday
FLEAVILLE
fleaVILLE features a carefully-curated mix of vendors offering jewelry, art, crafts, vintage and contemporary clothing, handmade items, home goods and antique furniture. The market also hosts food trucks, music and kids' activities, like face painting. IX Art Park.  Directions: At the entrance of 2nd St. SE and Monticello Avenue.  10am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: fleaVILLE.  Email: fleavilleva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 718-594-2891. 
 
September 12, Saturday
LOUISA COUNTY AIR SHOW
Louisa County Airport/Freeman Field.
Watch the daring aeronautic displays and take a ride in a plane yourself! Educational fun for all. Airplane rides available (fee), food, music and fun for the entire family. Louisa County Airport/Freeman Field.  9-10am.  $Free.  Contact: Bill Fosdick.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-967-0050. 
 
September 12, Saturday
MINECRAFT BUILDING COMPETITION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Teens are welcome to compete in a friendly Minecraft building challenge! Attendees will be given a surprise structure theme to build and 1 hour to build it! Judges will vote on the best one and the winner will get a prize. Grades 5-12. Registration required. Gordon Avenue Library.  2pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
September 12, Saturday
PAC'N THE STREETS FESTIVAL
Staunton Performing Arts Center.
This nostalgic, family-friendly street fair includes food vendors, artisan booths, strolling street performers and children's activities. Staunton Performing Arts Center area.  Directions: East Beverly Street between Market and Augusta.  10am-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-3211. 
 
September 12, Saturday
QUACKIN' DOWN THE JAMES DUCK DERBY
Scottsville Lions Club.
Part of Scottsville Community Day activities. Buy a duck for $5 and watch it race down the James River. Prizes for first and second place. Proceeds go to Lions Club eyeglasses and hearing aid distribution. Ducks will de dropped in the river at approx. 2:30pm. Public boat landing, downtown Scottsville.  10am-3pm.  Contact: Buddy Brochu.  For more info call: 831-2318. 
 
September 12, Saturday
ROCKFISH GAP HAWK WATCH OPEN HOUSE
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch and Blue Ridge Young Birders Club .
Where the Raptors Soar: A Day at the Hawk Watch Celebrating the annual fall migration of raptors, a falconer will be on site with a live bird-of-prey, local author Andy Straka book signing, educational displays, owl pellet dissection, free food and drinks and more. Inn at Afton Parking lot off of 250 near the I-64 exit 99.  10am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Bring binoculars if you have them, and bring an extra layer of clothes as it can get chilly mountain top. Rain cancels  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: info@blueridgeyoungbirders.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
September 12, Saturday
UVA FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER VS. NOTRE DAME
University of Virginia Athletics.
Cheer on our 'Hoos at their home opener! Scott Stadium.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-8821. 
 
September 13, Sunday
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CYCLING CHALLENGE
The Boys & Girls Club Cycling Challenge.
Join hundreds of cyclists for a bike ride through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 25-, 50, 75, and 100-mile routes, plus an 8-mile family ride, out and back from Old Trail Swim Club to Chiles Peach Orchard. After-party festivities with lunch, drinks, and live music. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia.  8am start.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 13, Sunday
NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY
CharlottesvilleFamily wishes everyone a very happy Grandparents' Day!
 
September 13, Sunday
NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH AT ASH LAWN
CharlottesvilleFamily, Tiger Fuel Company and Barnes & Noble.
CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor of National Literacy Month at Ash Lawn-Highland. Children of all ages are invited to participate in an afternoon dedicated to learning about the presidents at the home of America's last founding father. Educational activities and games and an interactive presentation on the presidents are included. Ash Lawn-Highland (Pavilion).  1-3pm.  $10/per child, Free for adults and children under 5.  All ages welcome.  Contact: David Hendrick.  Email: david@ashlawnopera.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
September 11-13, Friday- Sunday
SOMERSET STEAM & GAS PASTURE PARTY
Somerset Steam & Gas Engine Association.
Come bring the family to the 39th Annual Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party featuring antique tractors, a tractor pull, flea markets, cloggers, arts & crafts, live bands and delicious food! Fairfield View Dairy Farm, Somerset.  $7/day or $10 for a 3-day pass.  Email: info@somersetsteamandgas.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-3429. 
 

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