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June 29, Thursday
BARK IN THE PARK NIGHT
Tom Sox.
Bring your dog to the Tom Sox game or adopt one from the Charlottesvlle-Albemarle SPCA. Doggie wading pools will be available and a portion of a 50/50 raffle will be noted to CASPCA. Dogs must be on fixed leashes at all times - no retractable leashes allowed. TomSox field at Charlottesville High School.  7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@tomsox.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
June 29, Thursday
BILLY JONAS
JMRL - Northside Library.
It's a musical conversation for the young and old where participation is the name of the game. JMRL - Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
June 29, Thursday
MUSIC ON PARK ST. RECITAL
Charlottesville Opera.
Metropolitan Opera singer Hyung Yun is joined by pianist Jeremy Thomson to perform a selection of favorites. First Baptist Church, 735 Park St.  7:30-8:30pm.  Email: info@charlottesvilleopera.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-4500. 
 
June 15 & 29, Thursdays
PAWS TO READ
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Lucy, a therapy dog. Lucy is a registered therapy animal with the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA who volunteers with her owner/handler, Ellen, as a team. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and bring a favorite book to read. Registration is required. Crozet Library.  11am-12pm.  $Free.  Email: crozet@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
June 1-29, Thursdays
ROCK N' RIDGEVIEW
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Department.
Grab a blanket & meet up at the amphitheater for live music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the food truck. Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro.  6-8pm.  $Free.  Email: parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
June 15 & 29, Thursdays
SPCA PAWS TO READ
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Who has four paws and loves to listen to stories? A dog from Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA's "Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team," that's who. Drop in to improve your reading/listening skills and make a new four-footed friend at the same time. For any young reader. Registration required. JMRL- Crozet Library.  11am-12pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
June 29, Thursday
TOM SOX V. WINCHESTER ROYALS
Tom Sox.
TomSox field at Charlottesville High School.  7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@tomsox.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
June 30, Friday
BROOKS FAMILY YMCA GRAND OPENING
Brooks Family YMCA.
The newest YMCA facility celebrates its grand opening. The facility boasts a state-of-the-art wellness center, two pools, basketball courts, walking rack, group fitness classes, child care and more. Mcintire Park.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 30, Friday
FIDDLER'S CONVENTION ON DUCK MOUNTAIN
The Front Porch.
The Orpheus Supertones and Charlottesville locals Uncle Henry's Favorites play some old time music at this family-friendly concert. The Front Porch.  Directions: 221 E. Water St.  7:30-10:30pm.  $15 advance, $18 at the door.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 242-7012. 
 
June 30, Friday
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE WITH ROOSEVELT DIME
Sprint Pavilion.
Bluegrass, Blues, R&B and opener The 5 and Dimers. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
June 30, Friday
JMRL'S LIBRARY ON WHEELS
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Visit the Bookmobile, which travels around Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. Take a tour, check out library materials and find out how it all works. Crozet Library.  10am-12pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
June 30, Friday
LIFE-SIZE CLUE: AFTER HOURS
JMRL- Central Library.
Help solve the mystery in the after-hours life-size Clue game using all the rooms in the library. Planned and run by the Central Teen Advisory Board. Best for ages 5+. JMRL- Central Library.  6-8pm (Setup begins at 5pm).  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
June 30, Friday
LUCERO
The Jefferson Theater.
With Banditos. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $22 in advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
April 28, May 26 & June 30, Final Fridays
ORCHARD JAMS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
The newest tradition at the orchard includes live music, food, Bold Rock Hard Cider and Prince Michel Wines. A family-friendly event where you can bring the kids and relax in the Peach Tree Courtyard and play corn hole and other lawn games. Music begins at 6pm. Chiles Orchard, Crozet.  6-9pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
May-June
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES & CHERRIES
Critzer Family Farm.
Through June pick your own strawberries and cherries. Don't forget the homemade ice cream. If bringing more than 10 children it's best to notify the farm at least 1 week in advance for better accommodations. Critzer Family Farm.  Directions: 9388 Critter Shop Rd., Afton.  8am-6pm Monday-Saturday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-4772. 
 
May-June
PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES & CHERRIES AT SEAMANS' ORCHARD
Seamans' Orchard.
Pick your own strawberries and cherries. Pre-picked fruit upon request. Sold by the pound if you pick them and by the quart if they are pre-picked. Please call ahead to reserve pre-picked fruit. Seamans' Orchard.  Directions: 415 Dark Hollow Rd., Roseland.  8am-7pm Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday, 12:30-5pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  Email: Apeyton73@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-8130. 
 
June 30, Friday
TABLETOP GAME DAY
JMRL- Crozet Library.
An afternoon of advanced tabletop gaming. Board and card games will be available or bring your own to share. Grades 6-12. JMRL- Crozet Library.  2-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
June 30, Friday
TECH PETTING ZOO WITH LINDEN LAB
JMRL- Northside Library.
Drop by to learn about the latest in virtual reality with special guests from Linden Lab. They will share what they do as virtual entertainment developers and demo the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Then try out some of the library's tech toys such as Makey MAkeys and Little Bits. Ages 11-18. JMRL- Northside Library.  2-3:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
June 30 & July 1, Friday & Saturday
1776, THE CONCERT MUSICAL
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
Theatre al fresco returns to Poplar Forest for an evening with the special presentation of 1776--the Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. Revel in the spirit of the Revolutionary era with Ben (Franklin), Richard Henry (Lee), John (Adams) and Tom (Jefferson); become acquainted with their personal foibles; and celebrate their brilliant contributions to our country's history. Advance reservations suggested. Rain date is Sunday July 2. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  7:30pm.  $17.76 adults, $13 youth/students, $4 children.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 534-8120. 
 
July 1, Saturday
ALE & EMBERS
Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
A celebration of curated beer, rustic small-plate dishes, camping and good times. Eat, drink and camp. A family-friendly event. Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows.  Directions: 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1001. 
 
July 1, Saturday
ANNUAL PIG PICK PARTY
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery.
Kickoff the 4th of July weekend with live music, pig roast, fresh made sides from Papa V's Backyard Grill and beer. Families and dogs are welcome. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Goochland.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@lickingholecreek.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-554-5815. 
 
July 1, Saturday
BIRTH OF DEMOCRACY MINI-FESTIVAL
Democracy Vineyards.
The Annual Birth of Democracy Mini-Festival features wine, live music, vendors, food and more. Pop-E-Joe's and The Breakfast Guy bring food for you to enjoy as you shop for local crafts and gourmet foodstuffs from local artisans and entrepreneurs. Democracy Vineyards.  11am-5pm.  $20 early bird admission through 6/29.  Email: info@democracyvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-8463. 
 
July 1, Saturday
CROZET INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION
Crozet Community Association.
The parade starts at Crozet Elementary through downtown, all the way to Claudius Crozet Park, where there will be live music, free rides and games for kids. Bring a lawn chair if you want to be comfortable as you watch the events. Traditional American Fourth of July fare will be available including BBQ, apple pie, and burgers. Veggie and vegan choices also available. Event culminates with a stupendous fireworks show. Claudius Crozet Park.  5-10pm, 9:30pm fireworks.  $Donations, 12 and under free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-5899. 
 
July 1, Saturday
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
DuCard Vineyards.
Benefit for Madison County Animal Shelter. Bring the pooch for pet contests including best costume, frisbee catch and agility with prizes and more. Lovable pets available for adoption too. Plus music on the patio by kat and the travelers (2-5pm). No cover but donations accepted. Food available for purchase. DuCard Vineyards.  12-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
July 1, Saturday
FIREBALL DASH & SPLASH
Town of Elkton.
Start with a 1-mile dash from 4th Street to Riverside Park where you pick up your tube and float 1-mile down the Shenandoah River to the finish line. 10am-2pm.  $25.  Contact: Gina.  Email: gina1216@comcast.net.
 
July 1, Saturday
FIRST SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Join Leigh Surdukowski of the Monticello Bird Club for a bird walk. Beginners always welcome. Meet in the parking lot of Ivy Creek Natural Area. Binoculars available to share. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 27-July 1, Tuesday-Saturday
GREENE COUNTY FAIR
Entertainment, food, concerts, animal shows, contests and more! See website for schedule and prices. Greene County Fairgrounds.  Directions: Located on Route 230 (Madison Road) off of Route 33 Business in Standardsville.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Marie Durrer.  Email: tammydurrer@yahoo.com . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 985-7622. 
 
July 1, Saturday
KIDS CLUB: SPROUT KODY KAPOW SLIME JAR
Michael's Arts & Crafts.
They craft, you shop. Kids 3 and up can customize slime and decorate their slime jar. Michael's Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
July 1, Saturday
MASCOTS FOR A CURE NIGHT
Tom Sox.
Several local mascots join Tom Sox's own Lewie to entertain during the game. Proceeds from the game will go to the Bradley W. Jackson Foundation fund at UVA Children's Hospital. Some of the participating mascots include CavMan, The Cow from Chick-fil-A and Cosmo the Sheepdog. TomSox field at Charlottesville High School.  7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@tomsox.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 1, Saturday
PLAYIN' IN THE PARK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Orange County.
Enjoy Orange County and celebrate with live acts, music, family activities, inflatables and fireworks. Booster Park, Orange .  5-9pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 1, Saturday
WOODSON'S MILL OPEN HOUSE
Woodson's Mill Open House.
Come to this historic landmark that still stone-grinds its grains and produces natural flours and meals by hand. Woodson's Mill Open House.  10am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2540. 
 
July 2, Sunday
FREE UNION ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Free Union Homemaker's Association.
Parade begins at the Church of the Brethren and ends at Free Union Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to participate: walk with your dog or kids, ride in your convertible, ride your horse or lawn mower, play music, play a kazoo etc. Wear red, white and blue too. Start: Church of the Brethren 4152 Free Union Road Free Union, VA 22940 End: Free Union Baptist Church 4282 Millington Road Free Union, VA 22940 Parking: Church of the Brethren (or anywhere you can find!) Participate: Everyone is welcome to participate! Walk - with your dog or your kids or both; ride in your convertible; ride your horse, ride your lawn mower; play music, play a kazoo. Wear patriotic colors! Assemble at the Church of the Brethren at 3:30 pm for instructions. Free Union.  4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ronna Gray.  Email: grayronna@gmail.com. For more info call: 973-3835. 
 
July 2, Sunday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT BLUE TOAD
Blue Toad Hard Cider.
Bring kids, friends and dogs and listen to live music while playing games, enjoying the fire pit and fun. Blue Toad Hard Cider at High View Farm, Roseland.  4-10pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 760-9200. 
 
July 2, Sunday
PICNIC IN THE PARK
Madison County.
A fun afternoon with a free picnic in the park. Play volleyball in the grass and sand courts, corn hole, kickball or bocce ball. Kids will love the 100-foot slip and slide. Concessions will be available. Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  4-8pm. 
 
July 2, Sunday
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
The Front Porch.
Musicians, singers, writers, music lovers and listeners are invited to enjoy a true listening room full of inspired songwriters and musicians. John Rimel and Tom Proutt are featured in this first open mic/showcase. The Front Porch.  7-10pm.  $No cover.  Email: emilyjulia@frontporchcville.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 242-7012. 
 
July 2, Sunday
SUNDAY SOUNDS WITH JASON BURKE
First Colony Winery.
Celebrate the 4th of July weekend with free, live music on the patio. Bring a picnic or purchase picnic fare. First Colony Winery.  2-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 30-July 3, Friday-Monday
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 on Monday the 3rd. The craft fair will take place Saturday through Monday. See website for full schedule. Wintergreen Resort.  Directions: Nellysford.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-2200. 
 
July 3, Monday
DROP SPINDLE CLASS
James Monroe's Highland.
Led by crafter Russell Hubert, participants will learn how to spin wool using the traditional drop spindle method. Wool used during the drop spindle class will be provided by Highland from its flock of Dorset sheep. Participants in the class will learn how this wool is processed from fleece to yarn using early-nineteenth century techniques. James Monroe's Highland.  11am-12pm.  $10.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
July 3, Monday
SUMMER JAM
Massanutten Resort.
Fireworks, beer & wine garden, food vendors, kid's corner, live music and more. Rain or shine. Massanutten Resort.  5-10pm.  Email: info@massresort.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 3, Monday
THE ARC'S ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
The Arc of the Piedmont/Kardinal Hall.
Enter individually or as a team to support The Arc of the Piedmont's programs in the area. Kardinal Hall.  11am-5pm.  Email: bharris@arcpva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4002. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
34TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K RACE
The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville and The Charlottesville Track Club.
A Charlottesville Holiday tradition since 1983. Award categories for all age groups, including the youngsters (10 & younger). Benefits Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs. Sutherland Middle School.  7:30-9:30am.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jim Hart.  Email: jhart46201@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-2094. 
 
July 4, Monday
9TH ANNUAL PORK & CORK
Barren Ridge Vineyards.
Featuring a catered dinner by Hogback Mountain BBQ, live bluegrass by Datz Us Ramblers and fireworks (weather permitting). Reservations required. Barren Ridge Vineyards.  6:30-10:30pm.  $50 adults, $20 children 5-12, 4 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-248-3300. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
CBS19'S PATRIOTISM IN THE PARK
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Gates open at 5pm for an evening of family friendly fun with food, local bands and games for kids of all ages including an obstacle course, bounce house and face painting. Fireworks show begins one minute after dark. Free parking is available at Charlottesville High School or take free shuttles from the Albemarle County Office Building. McIntire Park.  5-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Special needs shuttles running from Walker Upper Elementary School  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
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. Events include live music, a parade and water play for the kids. Open rain or shine. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
GREENE COUNTY 4TH OF JULY PARADE & CELEBRATION
Chamber of Commerce Town of Stanardsville .
Enjoy a parade down historic Main Street, a community festival at Court House Square, live music, lots of food and hot air balloons filling the sky. Plus, a dunking booth, games and entertainment for the kids and a fireworks display at the end. Downtown Standardsville.  Directions: Main Street & Court Square.  10am-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-290-8344. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Celebrate America's Birthday with a day of good old-fashioned family fun. Enjoy delicious food, and cold and refreshing sweet cider, hard cider and wine. Join the bike parade (decorate your bicycle with patriotic colors and get in on the fun), play games like Water Balloon Toss, 3-Legged Race, Sack Races and a Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. Enjoy live music in the evening and hayrides in the afternoon until dark. Local fireworks at 9pm. Carter Mountain Orchard.  9am-9:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833 . 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Colonial Williamsburg.
Patriotic programs, hands-on activities, torchlit musical performances and fireworks. Some events will require the purchase of a ticket. Directions: I-64E to exit 238. Follow signs.  9am-9:40pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-965-7254. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Celebrate Independence Day with music, food and fireworks at dark. 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, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Town of Stanardsville.
A fun-filled, free, family-friendly event with magic, hot air balloon rides, three stages of live music and entertainment, children's walk, carnival games, water balloon battle, donut eating contest and much much more. Main Street, Stanardsville,.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Michael Payne.  Email: info@stanardsville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-290-8344. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
James Monroe's Highland.
Celebrate the birth of the United States of America and commemorate the anniversary of James Monroe's death on July 4, 1831 wth a performance by the Heifetz International Music Institute. Visitors of all ages can enjoy free grounds admission all day, including a variety of childrens crafts and activities. James Monroe's Highland.  9am-6pm .  $Grounds free and open to the public.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@ahslanwhighland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT POPLAR FOREST
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than at Thomas Jefferson's private retreat? Enjoy live music, dancing, colonial-period entertainment, games, storytelling, archaeology displays,children's activities and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  10am-4pm.  $9 Adults, 14 and under are Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 525-1806. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
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, Tuesday
NELSON COUNTY'S FOURTH OF JULY 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 10am. Front Street, Lovingston.  10am-12pm.  $Free.  Email: ashtoncsmith@aol.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5010. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
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 Ave., Staunton.  9am-5pm.  $Special Admission Pay What You Will.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
REDS, WHITES AND BLUEGRASS
Keswick Vineyards.
Bluegrass music performed by local band East of Afton. The SpiceSea Gourmet will be here serving up their delicious seafood selections, Two Brothers southwestern grill will be cooking up their flavorful dishes, and Pomme to Go will be bringing their gourmet wine-friendly fare. Bring picnic blankets, chairs, and friends. All ages welcome. Pet-friendly; pets must be on a leash unless they are playing in the fenced-in dog park. Rain or shine. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
STANARDSVILLE 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS
Town of Stanardsville.
Historic Stanardsville comes alive with a free, family-friendly community festival featuring nearly a full day of fun and activities including a parade, lively musicians and entertainers, battle of the bands, a people's choice car show, bounce house and games for the entire family. Stanardsville, Virginia.  10am.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@stanardsville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 990-6511. 
 
July 4, Tuesday
VALLEY FOURTH IN HARRISONBURG
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.
Great food, music and entertainment attract thousands of people to downtown for a full day of events, including a beer garden, live music, a marketplace of vendors, children's activities and the annual parade. The day begins with a race and ends with a grand fireworks display. Downtown Harrisonburg.  8am-9:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 5, Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center.  7:30-9pm.  $Free.  Contact: Steve Layman.  Email: slayman2528@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 295-9850. 
 
July 5, Wednesday
LIVING LAB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Researchers from the Child Development Laboratories at UVA meet with families and discuss their research while children engage in games and activities as part of current and ongoing studies. Virginia Discovery Museum.  1-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
July 5, Wednesday
MAD SCIENCE: BUILD A BETTER WORLD
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Learn about amazing structures, try to crush an egg and build a giant arch on stage. End the show with a big hydrogen "BOOM" to see how effective alternative energy is to our growing world. JMRL - Crozet Library.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 5, Wednesday
MAD SCIENCE: BUILD A BETTER WORLD
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Learn about amazing structures, try to crush an egg and build a giant arch on stage. End the show with a big hydrogen "BOOM" to see how effective alternative energy is to our growing world. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
July 4 & 5, Tuesday-Wednesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS: RIO 2 & THE BOXTROLLS
Regal Cinemas.
See selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar. Both movies play each day. Regal Stonefield Cinema.  10am.  $1.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 6, Thursday
FOR GOODNESS SNAKES
JMRL- Northside Library.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia discusses the physical and behavioral adaptations of snakes. Students will meet live snakes that represent species that live in our backyards. JMRL- Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 6, Thursday
LEGO CODING UNPLUGGED
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Help a LEGO mini figure find a way out of a maze and have a mini figure race. Grades 3-6. Registration required. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
July 6, Thursday
VIDEO GAME NIGHT
JMRL - Central Library.
Teens are invited to game on both classic and new game systems including Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360 Kinect. Snacks will be provided. Grades 5-12. Registration is required. JMRL - Central Library.  5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
February 6-July 7
FAULKNER: LIFE AND WORKS
UVA Special Collections Library.
An exhibition surveying one of the great archives of American literature: UVA's William Faulkner collections. Opening celebration on February 28 at 5pm. Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, UVA.  Directions: Main Gallery, Harrison Institute and Small Collections Library .  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 7, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
CMoR Short Pump.
The Children's Museum of Richmond welcomes children who have special needs and their families for an exclusive evening in the museum. Families can enjoy the exhibits with a reduced number of visitors and benefit from adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and lots of opportunity to learn and have fun. This event is recommended for children ages 10 and under. Children's Museum of Richmond - Short Pump.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 10.  Contact: Lindsey Hale.  Email: education@c-mor.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7012. 
 
July 8, Saturday
CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND ACHIEVEMENT
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
Enjoy bush bread and tea, take a tour of current exhibitions and make a wood block print of the Aboriginal flag to take home as part of the museum's commemoration of NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  10am-1pm.  $Free.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
July 8, Saturday
COSMO THE SHEEPDOG AT TOMSOX FIELD
Tom Sox.
Cosmo the Sheepdog returns for a full game. TomSox field at Charlottesville High School.  7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@tomsox.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 8, Saturday
FREE DEMO ZUMBINI CLASS AT THE PLAYGROUND
The PlayGround.
Come for a free Zumbini demo class to sample this amazing music and movement bonding experience with your 0 to 5-year-olds. Space is limited and RSVP to The PlayGround is required. The PlayGround, Staunton.  10-11am.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  Contact: The PlayGround.  Email: admin@theplaygroundva.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-255-2896. 
 
July 8, Saturday
HANOVER TOMATO FESTIVAL
Hanover County.
Come out to this free, family-oriented event with live musical entertainment, rides, games, a petting zoo, over 200 vendors, delicious tomato dishes and much more. 8996 Pole Green Park Ln, Mechanicsville.  9am-4pm Friday-Saturday.  $Free.  Email: hanovertomatofestival@hanovercounty.gov. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-365-7150. 
 
July 8, Saturday
KIDS CLUB: WINTER WONDERLAND CASTLE
Michaels Arts & Crafts.
They craft while you shop. For kids 3 and up. Michaels Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
Second Saturdays
LOOKING INWARD MEDITATIVE ART TOUR
The Fralin Museum of Art.
Experience the restorative power of art. Join docent June Heintz for a 45-minute exploration of art through a variety of meditative practices. Registration required. RSVP 243-2050. The Fralin Museum of Art,The Fralin Museum of Art.  11am-12pm.  $Free.  Contact: Rhonda Deck.  Email: rhondadeck@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 906-1022. 
 
July 8, Saturday
MAYMONT GLOW RUN
Maymont.
Bring your friends and family to this 3-mile walk/run that shows Maymont in a trail of lights. Enjoy after hours to celebrate summer and Maymont. Families should come and get ready to glow in the dark. Festivities begin at 7pm and the race gets underway at 8:30pm with prizes, a DJ and more. Participants receive a t-shirt and glow gear. Proceeds benefit Maymont. Maymont Mansion.  Directions: 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond.  7-10pm.  $Varies.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
July 8, Saturday
MIDNIGHT SNACK WITH MATT CURRERI & THE EXFRIENDS
The Ante Room.
Art-pop band Midnight Snack perform along with Matt Curreri & The Exfriends. The Ante Room.  8pm.  $8.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8561. 
 
July 8, Saturday
SECOND SATURDAY RECEPTION
Crozet Artisan Depot.
Artist Elizabeth Karaffa is featured. Crozet Artisan Depot.  3-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4795. 
 
July 8, Saturday
SK8 NELSON FESTIVAL
SK8 Nelson.
A celebration of skateboarding culture in Nelson County with proceeds going to SK8 Nelson maintenance and liability expenses. Festival features MinPin Memorial Skate Jam, Games of Skate and Best Trick Contest, lots of live music (beginning at 5pm), and food and beverages. Rockfish Valley Community Center, Afton.  4-9pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
July 8, Saturday
STARRY NIGHTS: THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Featuring Classic British Rock and Pop. Come spend a night on the lawn listening to great music under the stars. Bring a picnic and buy your favorite Veritas wines, or enjoy the buffet at a table (reservations required). Bring your family, friends, picnics, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night in the great outdoors. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  Nightfall.  $15 online, $20 at the door, $10 kids 10-16, free under 10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
July 8, Saturday
SUMMER BREEZE WINE FESTIVAL
Rockbridge Vineyard.
Rockbridge has "Gone to the Dogs." with a special event to benefit the Augusta County Animal SPCA. The animal shelter folks will be on hand with some furry friends who are in need of loving families. Live music, tastings, and festival fun at the winery. $10 admission includes wine tasting and souvenir glass. $5.00 of each admission goes directly to the SPCA. Kids are free with a can of pet food. Lunches available for purchase. Rockbridge Vineyard.  12-6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 8, Saturday
THE PEOPLE'S PICNIC
IX Art Park.
Music, food, art and all the love you can pack in a day. A picnic that's a potluck of potential. Bring an open mind and whatever you care to share. Everyone is welcome. IX Art Park.  3-7pm.  $Free.  Email: info@ixartpark.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Every Friday and Saturday through July 8
UNLOCK HISTORY!
Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.
The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center has turned its three full-sized boats into a series of lock and puzzle games for visitors to solve. There are puzzles involving Jefferson's Wheel Decoder, a map of the Lewis and Clark trail, and a compass, all leading to clues that will open three treasure chests. Learn about history as you meet the challenges. Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.  Directions: Darden Towe Park.  10am-4pm (last entry at 2:30pm).  $$7.  Contact: Alexandria Searls.  Email: alexandriasearls@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-7282. 
 
July 8, Saturday
WAYNESBORO SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Arts & crafts vendors from around the state, cloggers, magicians, live music, amusement rides 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 9, Sunday
BIG WOODS WALK
Montpelier.
Beat the heat at Montpelier as you hike shaded trails on a 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.  2pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
July 9, Sunday
BUTTERFLIES AT IVY CREEK
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Join Mike Scott for a butterfly walk at Ivy Creek Natural Area. Start by meeting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Center to see Mike's display of the butterflies and an introduction to identification skills. Then continue on the trails with Mike. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: 1780 Earlysville Road.  1-2:30pm.  $ Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
July 9, Sunday
JEFFERSON SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON
Charlottesville Multisports.
This family-friendly neighborhood event features a sprint Triathlon and Duathlon as well as a kid's dash for ages 7-12. Crozet Park/YMCA.  7:30am-2pm adults, 11am-2pm kids dash.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 7-9, Friday-Sunday
P. BUCKLEY MOSS BARN SHOW
P. Buckley Moss Museum.
Pat will be at her home, The Barn, to meet her collectors and personalize prints each day. You are invited to bring purchased Moss prints or paintings to the Barn for her to sign and personalize. In addition, all prints or paintings that are purchased at the Waynesboro gallery during these three days can be personalized. The Barn.  Directions: 18 Providence Lane, Waynesboro.  11am-5pm Friday & Saturday at The Barn, 12-4pm Sunday at the Waynesboro Gallery.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-949-6473. 
 
July 9, Sunday
PALMYRA'S SECOND SUNDAY
Fluvanna Historical Society.
Second Sunday takes place this week at an 1865 log cabin and will feature the Central Virginia Gold Prospectors with a display of gold mining and hands-on mining activities. There will be quilting, spinning and basketmaking demos and much more. Holland Page House.  Directions: 275 Courthouse Rd., Palmyra.  2-5pm.  For more info call: 589-7910. 
 
June 28-July 9
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.  4-11pm weekdays, 12-11pm weekends.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-375-3004. 
 
July 9, 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. Washington Park Pool.  Directions: 1001 Preston Avenue.  3-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 

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