Events This Week

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August 29, Friday
HEIDI'S NIGHT
Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
For students in grades 4-12 and parents interested in Astronomy. Participate in laser tours, classroom activities, and night sky viewings. McCormick Observatory.  9-10:30pm.  Contact: Steve Layman.  Email: slayman2528@comcast.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 29, Friday
PAINT THE TOWN ORANGE PEP RALLY
University of Virginia.
Support the University of Virginia Athletics Department. The UVA marching band will parade the length of the Mall to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. It's sure to be a great time, so make sure you attend the festivities! Downtown Mall area.  Begins after the Fridays after Five concert.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 29-September 1
SUMMER'S END FESTIVAL
Wintergreen Resort.
Live music, breweries & wineries, arts & crafts show, chairlift rides and fun for the entire family. Wintergreen Resort.  Directions: Route 664, Wintergreen.  See website or call for times and rates.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Wintergreen Activities.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
August 30 & 31
FIRST COLONY WINERY HARVEST FESTIVAL
Enjoy a hearty harvest lunch from the Bavarian Chef, live music from 2 Wishes on Saturday and Mills Family Band on Sunday, wine tasting, grape stomping, tractor rides, and winery tours. Advanced ticket purchases recommended. First Colony Winery.  Directions: 1650 Harris Creek Road.  12-5pm.  $25 for adults, $15 for children.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7105. 
 
August 30, Saturday
TASTE OF THE MOUNTAINS STREET FESTIVAL
Madison Chamber of Commerce.
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. 
 
August 29-30, Friday-Saturday
TRISTEN FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy live music, food, drinks and kids' activities at this festival in memory of Greene County resident Tristen Roach. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Small Country Campground, Louisa.  Directions: 4400 Byrd Mill Road.  $10 per day; free for kids 15 & under.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Stacy Roach .  Email: countrypoorband@embarqmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 566-1762. 
 
August 30, Saturday
UVA FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER VS. UCLA
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. 
 
August 31 & September 1
"ROMP, STOMP & CHOMP" HARVEST CELEBRATION
Wintergreen Winery.
Want to stomp grapes? Here's your chance! Grape stomping, wine, music, riverside picnics and fun for all! Family-friendly scenic setting. Light picnic fare available. Wintergreen Winery.  1-6pm.  $10 adult, children free.  Email: info@wintergreenwinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-2519. 
 
September 1, Monday
MEET YER EATS FARM TOUR
Market Central.
Buy a car pass, plan your route and go! One car pass gains entry to all farms, on your own schedule. Each farm will have its own schedule of activities on the day of the Farm Tour. Tickets available online and at the Market Central booth at City Market. 10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@marketcentralonline.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 531-3957. 
 
June 7-September 1
MONTICELLO FAMILY-FRIENDLY TOURS
Monticello.
These special guided tours of Thomas Jefferson's house are designed especially for families with children ages 6 to 11. The 35-minute tours feature hands-on opportunities in every room and provide a glimpse of what life was like for the children who lived at Monticello in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Monticello.  10am-3pm, hourly.  $Regular day passes: $25 adults, $16 children 12-18, $8 children 5-11, free for children under 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
September 4, Thursday
SOCA SEMI-ANNUAL EQUIPMENT SALE & EXCHANGE
SOCA.
The SOCA Equipment Sale & Exchange is a great way to obtain used gear at unbeatable prices. Turn in used equipment and get a further discount. Recycle usable shoes, balls, shin guards, etc. All Exchange items must be clean and in good condition. South Fork Soccer Park.  Directions: 1685 Polo Grounds Road, Charlottesville.  4-7pm.  Email: soca@socaspot.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 975-5025. 
 
September 6, Saturday
GRANDPARENTS STORYTIME
Barnes & Noble.
Storytime and activities for grandparents and kids. Directions: Barracks Road Shopping Center, 1035 Emmet Street.  11am.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
September 6, Saturday
MINI COOPER RALLY AT COOPER VINEYARDS
Cooper Vineyards.
Drive 'em if you got 'em. Wine tasting, food and live music. Check website for more information. Cooper Vineyards.  Directions: 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa.  11am-5pm.  $20/advance, 25/door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-5474. 
 
September 6, Saturday
ORANGE STREET FESTIVAL
Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
Held in the center of downtown Orange, this annual festival features food, crafts, local businesses displaying their wares and a great atmosphere for all. Main Street in Orange.  10am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
September 6, Saturday
POOCHAPALOOZA-CHARLOTTESVILLE
The Table Food Company.
A celebration of all-things-dog! Games, contests, and prizes. Adoptable pooches waiting for new homes. A pet groomer and local vet will be on site offering vaccinations. Tonsler Park.  12pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Michele Graham.  Email: michele@thetablefoodcompany.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-3819. 
 
September 7, Sunday
2ND ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE FIG
Cooper Vineyards.
Tasting of fig dishes from local growers and other heirloom vegetables. Live music too. Cooper Vineyards.  Directions: 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa.  12-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-5474. 
 
September 7-18
CHARLOTTESVILLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Virginia Chamber Music Foundation.
The 2014 festival will center on the relationship between orchestral and chamber music repertoire, presenting a piano quartet reduction of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 of J.S. Bach, and a transcription of the Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler for 15 musicians. Various locations.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-5395. 
 
September 7, Sunday
FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: DISNEYNATURE BEARS
JMRL - Central Library.
Join Central Library for free fresh popcorn and fabulous films on the big screen. JMRL has chairs, but bring a blanket or pillows if you want to lounge on the floor. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
September 7, Sunday
HALL AND OATES
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
Number-one selling duo in music history plays all their 80's hits and more. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  7pm.  $45-$100.  For details, please click this link. 
 

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