Events This Week

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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.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
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
BOOKS ON THE BIG SCREEN - FROZEN SING-A-LONG
JMRL - Northside Library.
Bring a beach towel or blanket and catch an afternoon movie. Popcorn provided. Northside Library.  2-4pm.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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. 
 
August 5 & 12, Tuesdays
HACK JAM 101: TEEN TECH TIME
JMRL - Central Library.
Learn basic webmaker tools, create from scratch coding and other customized projects. Registration begins July 22. Grades 6-12. 1-2:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 5, Tuesday
KICKSTART YOUR SCHOOLYARD GARDEN WORKSHOP
Schoolyard Garden Program.
Day-long workshop for teachers and educators on how to integrate gardening into classroom activities VSDB Educational Farm, Staunton.  9am-4pm.  $free.  Email: trevor.piersol@vsdb.k12.va.us. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 6, Wednesday
BLINKING BLING: LIGHT-UP JEWELRY
JMRL - Northside Library.
Make jewelry that lights up with conductive thread, circuits and batteries. Presented by Tech-Girls. Grades 6-12. Registration begins July 23. 2-4pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
August 6, Wednesday
SMART START TO COLLEGE
UVA Community Credit Union.
Learn what financial preparations should be made before going off to college, and how you and your student can make sound financial decisions and avoid common pitfalls while he or she is away at school. Seating is limited. Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union 3300 Berkmar Drive.  6-7:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: UVA Community Credit Union.  Email: contactus@uvaccu.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-2001. 
 
June 10-August 6, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
Regal Stonefield Cinema.
Enjoy a choice of two family-friendly flicks every week! Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 & IMAX.  10am.  $1 (a portion going to the Will Rogers Motion Picture); children 2 and under are free .  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3213. 
 
August 5 & 6, Tuesday and Wednesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
Regal Stonefield Cinema.
"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and "Rio 2". 10am.  $1 (a portion going to the Will Rogers Motion Picture); children 2 and under are free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 7, Thursday
ANIMALS, ALIENS, MONSTERS: CREATING CHARACTERS THAT POP
JMRL - Northside Library.
Join author Jennifer Elvgren in learning how to bring characters to life. Bring a book with your favorite character, notebook and colored pencils. Registration required and begins July 25. For rising 3rd graders & up. Northside Library.  3pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
August 7, Thursday
LET'S GO COOK
Monticello.
Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens. The class will then help prepare both sweet and savory recipes that were favorites of the Jefferson family. The reward will be to eat what's been made and take home the recipes. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center.  9:30-11:30am.  $18/adults, $8/youth, free for children under 5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
August 8, Friday
LEGO MANIA
JMRL - Northside Library.
Do you want to get together with LEGO-minded people to build great things? All you need to bring is your creativity and natural engineering ability; the library supplies the building blocks! For grades K and up. Registration is required. Northside Library.  3pm.  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 

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