Events This Week

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July 24, Thursday
LET'S GO PAINT AND SKETCH
Monticello.
Flower gardener Debbie Donley will provide the tools and inspiration for budding artists and their favorite grown-ups to discover their inner talents amid the natural woodland setting of the Saunders-Monticello Trail. All materials are provided for this family-friendly, morning-long workshop. Monticello Trail trailhead.  9:30-11:30am.  $24/adults, $8/youth, free for children under 5.  Email: info@monticello.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9822. 
 
July 24, Thursday
MICHIE TAVERN DOWNTOWN MILE AND HEALTHY LIVING EXPO
Notus Sports.
Composed of four different mile races, including the Team Relay, the Middle School Mile, the Family Non-Competitive Run, and the Elite Michie Tavern Mile, this event has a race for everyone! Benefits the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Yoga Expo will host a variety of vendors and post-race yoga at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Downtown Mall and nTelos Wireless Pavillion.  Packet Pick-Up: 5pm, Races: 6:30.  $50/Family of Four, $15 per extra person.  Contact: Savannah Bentley.  Email: sbentley@notussports.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-638-2472. 
 
July 24, Thursday
PETPOURRI: PET PALS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
No pet at home? Make the easiest pet around. Drop in and make a pet that "rocks." Ages 5 and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  3-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
July 24 & 31, Thursday
THE SECRET LIFE OF A VICTORIAN HOUSE
Maymont.
Explore Maymont Mansion and learn what it was like to live and work at the estate 100 years ago. The Dooleys' housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of this grand home. Maymont Mansion.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  12:30-1:15pm.  $5 per person.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
July 25, Friday
BLINKING BLING: LIGHT-UP JEWELRY
JMRL - Central Library.
Make jewelry that lights up with conductive thread, circuits and batteries. Presented by Tech-Girls. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  2-4pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
July 25, Friday
GIVE A HOOT
JMRL - Central Library.
McGuffy artist Susan Northington shows you how to create an owl painting using old book pages and watercolors. Central Library.  Directions: 221 East Market Street.  2pm.  Recommended for ages 6 to 10.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
July 26, Saturday
AN AFTERNOON OF MURDER
JMRL - Northside Library.
Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a murder mystery. Pizza and snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  1-3pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 26, Saturday
ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
The City of Charlottesville.
Celebrate the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and their contributions to the community, the nation and the world. Enjoy arts displays, parade and community health fair. Washington Park.  Contact: Ruby.  Email: globalmresources@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825- 0115. 
 
July 26, 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 Project, entrance on the corner of Monticello Avenue and 2nd St. SE.  Directions: Across from the ACAC gym downtown -- enter the IX on 2nd St. SE and drive straight back.  11am-3pm.  $Free!.  All ages welcome.  Contact: fleaVILLE.  Email: fleavilleva@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 718-594-2891. 
 
July 24-26, Thursday-Saturday
ORANGE COUNTY FAIR
Orange County Fair Association.
This old-timey county fair focuses on rural life without the carnival rides. Each day is packed full of contests, shows, crafts, exhibits and music. See website for full schedule. Orange County Fairgrounds.  Directions: 14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange.  All ages welcome.  Email: orangecountyvafair@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-661-5393. 
 
July 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Hamner Theater Summer Shakespeare.
Family-friendly outdoor productions of "Much Ado About Nothing". July 26, 7:30pm Carver Recreation Center. July 27, 5pm Lee Park. Bring picnics, chairs and blankets. Rain cancels. $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 26, Saturday
SUMMER RUNNIN' NIGHT TRAIL RUN
Too hot to run in the sun? Run the trails at Devils Backbone. Bring your headlamp and trail running shoes. Post-race grill out and live music. Devils Backbone Brewing Company.  8pm Night Lite Kids Run, 9pm 5k/10k adult run.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1001. 
 
July 26, Saturday
SWEET DREAMS FESTIVAL
Augusta County Parks & Recreation.
A free family-friendly event in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Fun activities for kids include contests, a craft tent, rock climbing wall, laser tag and inflatables along with food, entertainment and sporting events for the whole family. Stuarts Draft Park.  9am-5pm; pancake breakfast at 6:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-245-5727. 
 
July 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday
ANNUAL PEACH FESTIVAL
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Games for children, face painting, contests, hayrides, lunch available and wine tastings! Pick your own peaches too! Carter Mountain Orchard.  Directions: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail.  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission & parking.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
June 8-July 27, Sundays
FAMILY OPEN BASKETBALL
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Sundays in June & July from noon-2pm will be designated as Family Open Gym Basketball. There must be both youth and adult (18+) in each group in the gym. This is a great time for families to recreate together! From 2pm-6pm open basketball is available for any age group on Sundays. There is a $2 daily fee for Adults over 18. Youth 17 and under are free. Fees do not apply to Recreation Access Pass holders. Carver Recreation Center.  12-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3059. 
 
July 27, Sunday
SARAH MCLACHLAN - CHARLOTTESVILLE FREE CLINIC BENEFIT
nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  6pm doors, 7pm show.  $39-$69.  Email: kathryn@cvillefreeclinic.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
June 16-July 28, Mondays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME: MONDAYS
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Simple stories, rhymes, and songs for children under 24 months and caregiver. Registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  9:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
July 29, Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT NO. 5
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
It's Family Night! Songs from "The Lion King," "Star Wars," cartoons and more. Members of the band will host a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo from 7:30-7:45pm at the foot of the stage. The Paramount Theater.  8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
July 30, Wednesday
HUNGER GAMES PARTY
JMRL - Central Library.
Enjoy Hunger Games-themed activities and food before settling in to watch the latest movie based on the book series. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  1-4pm.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
July 23 & 30, Wednesdays
ROCK N' RIDGEVIEW
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Grab a blanket & meet up with family and friends on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at the amphitheater, where good music comes naturally. This FREE music series is sure to have you shake, rattle n rolling. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Family Friendly. Rain or Shine. Ridgeview Park, 700 S. Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro.  6-8pm.  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 30, Wednesday
SHARPIE TIE DYE
JMRL - Northside Library.
Create beautiful tie dyed items. Bring your own or design on a provided t-shirt. Grades 6-12. Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  3-4pm.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 31-August 2, Thursday-Saturday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY FAIR
Albemarle County Fair.
This three-day agricultural celebration is full of festive, family fun in a historic setting. Enjoy farm animals, craft exhibits, live music, games and activities, children's rides, contests, and programs for the entire family! Ash Lawn-Highland.  4-10pm Thursday, 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday.  $5, children under 6 free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@albemarlecountyfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-2725. 
 
July 31, August 2, 3, 6, 8
ASH LAWN OPERA: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Ash Lawn Opera.
Fiddler on the Roof has been a hit since it opened on Broadway in 1964, winning nine Tony Awards, spawning four Broadway revivals, and inspiring a three-time Academy Award winning film adaptation in 1971. Set in Tsarist Russia, this timeless tale of the triumph of humor and love over hardship is an experience you will want to share with your entire family. The Paramount Theater.  $12-$65.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 31, Thursday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY POTTER!
JMRL - Northside.
Test your knowledge with a trivia contest, scavenger hunt, and Hogwarts Express fun and games. JMRL - Northside Library.  Directions: 300 Albemarle Square.  11am-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 31-August 2, Thursday-Saturday
LOUISA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Enjoy the 4-H shows, petting zoo, fair contests and games. Opening concert Thursday night with Chamomile and Whiskey. Fireman's Fairgrounds.  Directions: From Ch'ville take I-64E to exit 143 Route 208. Turn right on Route 208. Follow to stoplight at Route 33. Turn left on Route 33. Turn right on Fredericksburg Avenue. Fairgrounds are just over the railroad tracks.  Email: president@louisacountyagfair.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 31, Thursday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, Shrek (rated PG). The lawn will be ready for you to pick the perfect spot at 7pm. Showtime 8:30pm. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  7-11pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
August 1, Friday
FAMILY FILM FRIDAYS - THE LEGO MOVIE
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Bring a beach towel or blanket and catch an afternoon movie. Popcorn provided. Gordon Avenue Library.  2pm.  $free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 1, Friday
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM
Frontier Culture Museum.
Bring your family, picnic basket, lawn chairs, and a sense of historical adventure. Dine on the grounds, then take a walk down to the museum's historic farms to experience living history presentations. Frontier Culture Museum.  6-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
August 1-3, Friday-Sunday
SALES TAX HOLIDAY: SCHOOL SUPPLIES & CLOTHING
Purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 1-17, Fridays-Sundays
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS
Hamner Theater Summer Shakespeare.
Family-friendly outdoor productions of "Much Ado About Nothing". August 1-3 Tonsler Park. August 8-10 Belmont Park. August 15-17 Washington Park. Bring picnics, chairs and blankets. Rain cancels. 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays, 5pm Sundays.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 1, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Children's Museum of Richmond.
The Children's Museum of Richmond will open its doors for an evening especially for children 10 years old and younger who have special needs and their families. Enjoy museum exploration, adapted materials, special activities, and reduced number of visitors on this special night. Children's Museum of Richmond - Short Pump.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7000. 
 
August 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday
25TH ANNUAL HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM DAYS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Come celebrate the Queen of Fruits with a special homemade treat! The Crozet Lions Club will be making and selling homemade peach ice cream, a local favorite! Chiles Peach Orchard .  Directions: 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet.  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
August 2, Saturday
BLACKBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL AT HILL TOP BERRY FARM & WINERY
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.
Hill Top's Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival is an all day event! Pick your own blackberries (or let the kids) while you enjoy a glass of your favorite Hill Top wine. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.  Directions: 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford.  $10 per adult includes wine and food pairing.  Email: hilltop1@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1266. 
 
August 2, Saturday
DIVE-IN MOVIE
ACAC.
"Despicable Me 2". Includes movie on the inflatable screen, popcorn, glowsticks and extended evening hours at the waterpark. Movie begins at dusk. ACAC Waterpark.  $free for full members, $15 per family for fitness members, $20 per family for non-members.  Email: aubreyv@acac.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 978-7529. 
 
July 29-August 2, Tuesday-Saturday
GREENE COUNTY FAIR
Greene County.
This family extravaganza features carnival rides, auctions, petting zoo, cornhole tournament, live entertainment, contests and more. Greene County Fairgrounds, Stanardsville.  Directions: Route 29N to Ruckersville, left onto Route 33W, right onto Route 33 Bus, right onto Route 230 (Madison Road). Continue until you see the fairgrounds on the right.  Tuesday-Friday 5:30-11pm, Saturday 4-11pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 2, Saturday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SCOTT STADIUM: FROZEN
Virginia Athletics Department.
Guests of all ages are invited to join Virginia Athletics for a fun night out to view the Disney hit "Frozen" on the 'Hoo Vision scoreboard at Scott Stadium. Sit in the stands or bring blankets to sit on the field. Park and enter through west gate. Scott Stadium.  7pm, gates open at 6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 2, Saturday
TOY TRAIN SHOW
The Virginia Train Collectors.
Fun event for the entire family. Come see toy trains in action! Holiday Inn Monticello.  9am-3pm.  $5 for non-members.  Contact: Russell Youens.  Email: jryouens@verizon.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-342-6023. 
 

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