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July 3, Friday
STARS AND STRIPES WORKOUT AND JULY 4 CRAFT
Kira Sullivan.
Come celebrate USA with Baby Boot Camp's special "stars and stripes" workout and craft. Have a silly, calorie torching, patriotic workout, complete with flag relays and watermelon races! Stay after for a pot luck "summer salad" picnic, adorable July 4th craft, and a visit from a fire truck. Pen Park.  9:20am.  $Free.  Contact: Kira Sullivan.  Email: kira.sullivan@babybootcamp.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 953-6888. 
 
July 4, Saturday
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Town of Scottsville.
A big 4th of July celebration happens in Scottsville each year starting with a parade and ending with a fireworks show. The fireworks are an especially beautiful display over the river when viewed from the bridge. Town of Scottsville.  Directions: 20 minutes south of Charlottesville on Rt 20.  9am parade.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@scottsville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-9267. 
 
July 4, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE FAMILY FOURTH
Newsplex.
Gates open at 6pm for an evening of family friendly fun with food, local bands, and games for kids of all ages. Fireworks show begins one minute after dark. Free parking is available at Charlottesville High School. McIntire Park.  6-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Special needs shuttles running from Walker Upper Elementary School  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 4, Saturday
FIRST SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Ivy Creek Foundation & Monticello Bird Club.
Join the Monticello Bird Club for a summer bird walk. Beginners always welcome. Meet in the parking lot of Ivy Creek Natural Area. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: 1780 Earlysville Road.  7:30am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
July 4, Saturday
FOURTH OF JULY FREE ADMISSION TO LEWIS GINTER
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is offering free admission to celebrate freedom and show their appreciation to the community. Enjoy fun activities in the Children's Garden from 1-4pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 4, Saturday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT ASH LAWN-HIGHLAND
Join us on the Fourth of July to celebrate the birth of the United States of America and commemorate the anniversary of James Monroe's death on July 4, 1831. Visitors of all ages are invited to this free event with live music, a variety of children's crafts and activities, and historic games! Picnics welcome. Ash Lawn-Highland.  Directions: 2050 James Monroe Parkway.  1-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ash Lawn-Highland.  Email: info@ashlawnhighland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
July 4, Saturday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Colonial Williamsburg.
Patriotic programs, music and fireworks! Some events will require the purchase of a separate ticket. Directions: I-64E to exit 238. Follow signs.  10am-9:40pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-965-7254. 
 
July 4, Saturday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Celebrate Independence Day with music, food and fireworks (around 9pm). Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  4-9pm.  $free; donations welcome to benefit Madison County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
July 4, Saturday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT RED HILL
Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.
Celebrate the fourth with Patrick Henry. This event will feature historical interpretations & tours, kids games, art & craft vendors, live music, fireworks and more! Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial.  Directions: 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal.  3-9pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 376-2044. 
 
July 4, Saturday
JAMMIN' ON THE JAMES
Jammin' on the James adds to Scottsville's 4th of July celebration with music by Hound Dog Hill. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. Bring a chair, blanket and your family to enjoy our town and the Fire Departments incredible fireworks display. 401 Valley Street.  6-9pm.  $Free.  Contact: Amy Moyer.  Email: amoyer@scottsville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-9267. 
 
July 4, Saturday
KIWANIS INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K
Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville.
Come out for the Kiwanis Club's 32nd Annual Independence Day 5K Race at Forest Lakes North subdivision. For the tenth straight year, proceeds will benefit Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs. Register online. Lighthouse Worship Center.  7:30-9:30am.  Contact: Jim Hart.  Email: jhart46201@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-2094. 
 
July 4, Saturday
MONTICELLO'S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION & NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
Monticello's annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony features Gov. Terry McAuliffe as the speaker. Following the ceremony, there will be live entertainment, an ice cream festival, children's activities and free first-floor tours of the house until noon. Reservations recommended. West Lawn of Monticello.  Directions: off Route 53.  9am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@monticello.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
July 4, Saturday
NELSON COUNTY "CELEBRATING THE CONSTITUTION" PARADE
Calvary Baptist Church.
Bring your church, organization, school, etc. and celebrate the birthday of our great nation on a float, with a marching group, in an antique car, plus more! The children's bicycle parade starts at 10 AM. Front Street, Lovingston.  10am-12:30pm.  $Free.  Email: office@calvaryinlove.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5010. 
 
July 4, Saturday
OLD-FASHIONED FUN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Frontier Culture Museum.
Enjoy a traditional Independence Day celebration on the American exhibits featuring readings of the Declaration of Independence, food, music, and contests. Frontier Culture Museum.  Directions: 1290 Richmond Avenue, Staunton. Off I-81 North near intersection of I-64 in Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
July 4, Saturday
REDS, WHITES AND BLUEGRASS
Keswick Vineyards.
Celebrate the 4th of July with some great Red & White Virginia wines and Bluegrass music performed by local band Bent Mountain Trio. Plus pizza, soul food and pie food trucks. Grab your picnic blankets, chairs, and friends. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  $Free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
July 4, Saturday
STANARDSVILLE 4TH OF JULY PARADE & FESTIVITIES
Greene County Tourism Development Council.
The festive parade down Main Street at 10am will be followed by a patriotic program on the Court House Square with food, games and live music. Main Street, Stanardsville, Greene County.  10am-3pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 4, Saturday
VALLEY FOURTH IN HARRISONBURG
Great food, music and entertainment attract thousands of people to downtown for a full day of events, including a barbecue cook-off, beer and wine garden, live music, a marketplace of vendors, children's activities and the annual parade and fireworks finale. Downtown Harrisonburg.  8am-9:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 2-5, Thursday-Sunday
19TH ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY BALLOON RALLY
Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club.
Piloted balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, live music, food and craft vendors, children's activities, antique car show and fireworks on July 4! Virginia Military Institute Parade Ground, Lexington.  $Free admission, activity fees vary.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club.  Email: info@sunriserotarylexva.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 3-5, Friday-Sunday
4TH OF JULY JUBILEE
Wintergreen Resort.
Celebrate the red, white and blue with music, a block party, movie under the stars, chairlift rides, games for the entire family and of course, fireworks. See website for full schedule. Wintergreen Resort.  Directions: Nellysford, VA.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 855-699-1858. 
 
July 5, Sunday
CROZET'S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION
Crozet Community Association.
The parade winds through downtown Crozet before ending at Crozet Park. At Crozet Park beginning at 6pm, you'll find live music, a softball double-header, kid's games, a bounce-n-play slide, train, pony rides, raffle and a fireworks show starting at 9:30pm! Downtown Crozet & Claudius Crozet Park, Park Road, Crozet .  5pm parade; 6-10pm celebration.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 5, Sunday
FREE UNION INDEPENDENCE PARADE
Free Union Homemaker's Club.
Decorate a wagon, a float, a bike, or a dog to be in the parade. Join Ms. Liberty, Uncle Sam, fire engines & horse people, folks in costume or just waving flags. Enjoy music by local artists! Free Union VA.  Directions: Meet at The Free Union Church of the Brethren parking lot at 3:30pm on Free Union Rd. Parade begins at the church at 4pm and ends at Free Union Baptist Church on Millington Rd..  Contact: Terry Nackley.  Email: terrynack1@gmail.com. For more info call: 973-7361. 
 
June 30-July 5
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Heritage Theatre Festival.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," this Tony Award-winning Broadway smash serves up a delightfully outrageous take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their legendary quest. Check website for dates and ticket information. Culbreth Theatre.  Email: judym@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
July 7, Tuesday
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
Crozet Library.
Join other master builders for an hour of open-ended building fun. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome. Crozet Library.  2-3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 7, Tuesday
RHYTHM WORKS DRUMMING
Gordon Library.
Improvise music with West African instruments and musician John Visel. For rising 3rd grade and up. Registration required. Gordon Library.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
July 7, Tuesday
SCORE BANK AND MICRO LOAN SEMINAR
SCORE.
Learn about bank loans and what banks look for in lending money for start-ups and ongoing businesses. Understand the 5 C's in lending and what that means to you. Be prepared before you ask for a loan. This is the opportunity to learn how a bank will evaluate your qualifications. Citizen's Commonwealth Center .  3-4:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Ray Friedman.  Email: rayfriedman@ix.netcom.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-6712. 
 
July 7, Tuesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS: MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN AND BOOK OF LIFE
Regal Cinemas.
See selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar. Regal Stonefield Cinema.  10am.  $1 (a portion going to the Will Rogers Motion Picture); children 2 and under are free .  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 9, Thursday
IT'S BIN FUN: SENSORY PLAY FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play which engages the senses. Things will get messy so dress appropriately. Ages 6-36 months. Registration requested. Crozet Library.  10:30-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 10, Friday
HOW TO START A BUSINESS
SCORE.
Thinking about starting a small business? This workshop is for you! We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Citizen's Commonwealth Center .  $Free.  Contact: Ray Friedman.  Email: rayfriedman@ix.netcom.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-6712. 
 
July 10, Friday
LITTLE YOGIS: YOGA FOR KIDS
Northside Library.
Enjoy a fun yoga class with child/caregiver led by an instructor from Bend Yoga. Registration required. Northside Library.  10:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 10, Friday
PRAISE DANCE WORKSHOP
Come and learn how to use Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs to create more powerful worship dances. Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church.  6-8pm.  $20 per person, early registration.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Maria Daniel.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-6124. 
 
July 11, Saturday
ANNUAL VINTAGE CAR, MOTORCYCLE AND TRUCK SHOW
Blue Haven.
Cash prize for best in show and swag for the category winners. Entrance fee for owners and vendors. 10531 Patrick Henry Highway, Roseland.  11am-4pm.  $Free for general public.  Email: info@bluehavenfarmandbb.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 688-4391. 
 
July 8-11, Wednesday-Saturday
CAROLINE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Racing pigs, community exhibits, petting zoo, camel rides, games, contests and more! See website for full schedule. Caroline County Agricultural Fair Grounds .  Directions: 8332 Country Fair Lane, Ruther Glen.  $5 for ages 11 and up, 10 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-466-1507. 
 
July 11, Saturday
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: Corner of 2nd St. SE and Monticello Avenue. .  10am-2pm.  $Free!.  All ages welcome.  Email: fleavilleva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 11, Saturday
FREE SLURPEE DAY
7-11.
Just in time for the summer heat - stop in at any participating 7-Eleven store and get a free Slurpee drink. Participating 7-11 stores.  8am-11pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 11, Saturday
KLUGE-RUHE ABORIGINAL ART COLLECTION DISCUSSION
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection announces a new program for high school students in summer 2015. ARTinstead is an eight-session workshop for high school students that will culminate in a public panel discussion on July 11. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.  Directions: 400 Worrell Drive.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
July-November
PANCAKE BREAKFASTS AT THE ORCHARD
Chiles Orchards.
July 11th 8A-11A July 12th 9A-12N August 8th 8A-11A August 9th 9A-12N Sept 12th 8A-11A Sept 13th 9A-12N Grandparent's Day - Grandparents get $1 off! Oct 10th 8A-11A Oct 11th 9A-12N Nov 14th 10A-12N Nov 15th 10A-12N Chiles Peach Orchard 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet.  9-11am.  $6.99 per person ages 12+, $3.99 per person under 12.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Cynthia Chiles.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
July 11, Saturday
PARROT SANCTUARY FIELD TRIP
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.
Calling all young birders to join us on our field trip to Project Perry Parrot Sanctuary to observe the rehabilitation and sanctuary of parrots living in captivity. Vegetable, fruit or cash donations accepted. Email to reserve your spot today. Louisa.  9:15am.  $Donation.  Recommended for ages 7 to 18.  Special Needs Accommodation: Parents must accompany child  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: info@blueridgeyoungbirders.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
July 11, Saturday
PEACH SUNDAES AT SAUNDERS BROTHERS FARM MARKET
Try some of our delicious peaches on your favorite ice cream. Live music by The Dancing Strings. 2717 Tye Brook Highway, Piney River.  9am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5455. 
 
July 11, Saturday
ROCKFISH VALLEY FIRE AND RESCUE "PIT OF DREAMS" MUD BOG
First truck in the mud at noon. Food for purchase. Family fun. No pets or alcohol allowed. 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton.  9am-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-6465. 
 
July 11, Saturday
STARRY NIGHTS: ABBEY ROAD - BEATLES COVER BAND
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Live music, wine and the big outdoors! Bring family, friends, blankets, lawn chairs and dancing shoes for a night under the stars. Space is unlimited and tickets can be purchased the night of the event, though if you are interested in sitting at a table and eating the buffet, please reserve ahead of time. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  Directions: 151 Veritas Lane, Afton.  7-11pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
July 11, Saturday
SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA
Waynesboro Parks and Recreation.
Waynesboro's biggest celebration of the year- music, food, amusements, arts & crafts and more! Not to mention an awesome fireworks display to cap the day's events. Bring the whole family and make a day of it. Musical performances by Hound Dog Hill, Emma Leigh, Righteous Friendz, Little Walter, and Bootsie Daniels. Ridgeview Park- Waynesboro.  10am-10:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks and Recreation.  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
July 11, Saturday
VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Virginia Film Festival.
Marty McFly and Doc will fire up the DeLorean with a special outdoor screening of the beloved comedy classic "Back to the Future." Grit Cafe Crozet will be expanding their outdoor patio seating for the night, and they will set up an outdoor stand with drinks, snacks, ice-cream and more for purchase. Old Trail Village Center in Crozet.  Sundown (approximately 8:30pm).  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jenny Mays.  Email: jmays@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5560. 
 
July 11, Saturday
WAYNESBORO SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Arts & crafts vendors from around the state, cloggers, magicians, live music, and lots of great food. 5 & 10K race starting at 8am and grand finale fireworks in the evening. Ridgeview Park, 700 S. Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro.  8am-10pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept..  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
July 1-12
SALEM FAIR
As the largest fair in the state, Virginia's Salem Fair offers fun for all ages. Come enjoy magic shows, fireworks, petting zoos, jugglers, tigers, carnival rides and more! Free admission and parking. Salem Civic Center Complex.  Directions: 1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-375-3004. 
 
July 12, Sunday
SUMMER BIG WOODS WALK
Montpelier.
Beat the heat at Montpelier! Hike shaded trails on your guided tour of the 200-acre old-growth James Madison Landmark Forest known as the "Big Woods." The forest is designated a National Natural Landmark. Montpelier Visitor Center.  Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA.  2pm.  $10/person or $5/person with purchase of a mansion ticket.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
July 12, Sunday
SUNDAY SUNDOWNS
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Join in an afternoon of fun, with a cookout, music, games and free swimming at Washington Park Pool. Returning again this summer, The PB&J Fund will host a mini farmer's market activity station that engages families to learn about seasonal produce and healthy eating. Washington Park Pool.  Directions: 1001 Preston Avenue.  3-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
July 13, Monday
MUSIC AND STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Crozet Library.
Drums, didgeridoos, and flutes plus humorous stories and musical crafts. Registration required. Crozet Library.  2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 

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