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August 20, Sunday
"WINTER IN AUGUST!" SUMMER CONCERT WITH THE RICHMOND CONCERT BAND
Agecroft Hall.
Come hear songs about winter (though not Christmas) on a summer evening. The Richmond Concert Band performs on Agecroft's front lawn. Agecroft Hall, Richmond.  6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: kreynolds@agecrofthall.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-737-3767. 
 
August 20, Sunday
COME TOGETHER C'VILLE BENEFIT CONCERT
The Jefferson Theater.
Come to a concert to benefit the CACF Heal Charlottesville Fund. The Jefferson Theater.  7pm, Doors open at 6pm.  $10.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4980. 
 
August 19-20, Saturday-Sunday
FLYING CIRCUS HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Hot Air Balloon launches/rides in the early mornings and late afternoon/evenings, open cockpit airplane rides before and after the air show and more. Bealeton.  6am-6pm.  $15 Adults, $7 Kids 5-12, free for kids under 5.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@flyingcircusairshow.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-439-8661. 
 
August 20, Sunday
FUN IN THE SUN SUMMER SOFTBALL CLINIC
Peachtree.
Join in the fun with slip and sliding, relays, bowling (pitching), crow hops, hitting water balloons, monkey in the middle rundown. Open to all skill levels and ages. RSVP to Kristen Hardy by email. Claudius Crozet Park, Lower Field.  1pm.  $Free.  Email: staigerhardy@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 20, Sunday
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL [PG-13]
The Paramount Theater.
This Italian film won three academy awards including Best Actor and Best Foreign Language Film. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 youth.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
August 20, Sunday
MINDFULNESS ON THE MOUNTAIN
Bold Rock / Carter Mountain.
Enjoy a morning of guided mindfulness exercises intended to clear the mind and cleanse the soul. The class is comprised of a 30-minute mindfulness session led by an experienced facilitator followed by mindful tastings of Bold Rock Hard Cider. Cost is $12 to cover both the session and a 4-cider tasting experience. Non-alcoholic tastings available upon request and for those under 21. Bold Rock Tap Room, Carter Mountain Orchard.  9:30am.  $12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
August 18-20, Friday-Sunday
ROE'IN FOR A CAUSE
LuLaRoe.
LuLaRoe Multi-Retailer fundraiser benefiting the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Thousands of items for sale from 12 retailers each day. Barracks Road Shopping Center.  Directions: 945 Emmet Street North.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tabitha Johnson.  Email: LuLaRoeTabithaJohnson@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 962-2522. 
 
August 20, Sunday
RUN FOR AUTISM 5K & 10K
Organization for Autism Research.
Enjoy a race on the paved trail around Charlottesville. Walkers are welcome. Race Begins/Ends at Riverview Park.  9am 5k, 8:45am 10K.  $Varies.  Recommended for ages 0 to 9.  Email: bishopsevents@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 10-13 & 17-20, Thursday-Sunday
SHREK THE MUSICAL
The Wayne Theatre.
This Tony Award-winning musical based on the DreamWorks film features all new songs and brings the beloved characters from the film to life on the stage. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7pm Thursday-Saturday; 3pm Sunday.  $22 adults, $15 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
August 18-21, Friday-Monday
2ND ANNUAL NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL
Shenandoah National Park.
Enjoy guest presentations by astronomy experts, NPS Ranger Programs and viewing the captivating night skies Shenandoah National Park protects. The festival will include constellation tours, solar scope viewing, telescope viewing, Junior Ranger programs, audio-visual presentations, hands-on activities, and will culminate in viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Locations throughout Shenandoah National Park.  4pm Friday-2:40pm Monday (solar eclipse).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-847-1919. 
 
August 21, Monday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES
Albemarle County Public Schools.
These elementary schools will hold open houses at various times on Monday August 21. Please see website for the specific times of each school open house. Agnor-Hurt, Baker-Butler, Broadus Wood, Cale, Crozet, Hollymead, Meriwether Lewis, V.L. Murray, Woodbrook, Stony Point, Stone-Robinson, Scottsville, Red Hill.  Various Times.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 21, Monday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES
Albemarle County Public Schools.
See website for specific times. Henley Middle School, Burley Middle School, Community Public Charter School.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 21, Monday
BUFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Charlottesville City Schools.
Buford Middle School.  4-6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 21, Monday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE
Charlottesville City Schools.
All City of Charlottesville elementary school grades PK-3. Burnley-Moran, Buford, Clark, Greenbrier, Jackson-Via, Johnson, Venable Elementary Schools.  1-3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2400. 
 
August 21, Monday
CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Charlottesville City Schools.
Charlottesville High School.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne.  5-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2410. 
 
August 21, Monday
MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Albemarle County Public Schools.
Murray High School.  5:30-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-3090. 
 
August 18-21, Friday-Monday
NIGHT SKIES FESTIVAL
National Park Service.
Celebrate the valuable resource of dark skies through guest presentations by astronomy experts, Ranger Programs, and viewing the beautiful night skies Shenandoah National Park protects. Big Meadows Area.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
August 21, Monday
OPEN HOUSE AT AGNOR-HURT
Albemarle County Public Schools.
Grades PK-2 from 11am-12pm and Grades 3-5 from 1-2:30pm. Agnor-Hurt Elementary School.  11am-12pm Grades PK-2, 1-2:30pm Grades 3-5.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 21, Monday
PORTUGAL. THE MAN - MOVED TO SPRINT PAVILION
The Jefferson Theater.
All tickets for this show will be honored at Sprint Pavilion on this same night. The Sprint Pavilion.  7pm.  $33.00 in advance $37.50 Day Of Show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
August 21, Monday
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY
JMRL- Central Library.
Celebrate America's first total solar eclipse in almost a century. Come early and decorate a solar cookie and learn about the eclipse from a local expert. Get official NASA safety viewing glasses and walk over to Emancipation Park for front row seats at the grand event. Peak viewing time is 2:40-2:45pm JMRL- Central Library.  1:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 22, Tuesday
EXTRAORDINARY STAN LEE TRIBUTE
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount broadcasts this tribute live from Los Angeles. Hosted by Chris Hardwick. The Paramount Theater.  9pm.  $12 adult, $10 student.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
August 22, Tuesday
GREER ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE
Albemarle County Public Schools.
Greer Elementary School.  8-10am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-8371. 
 
August 21-23, Wednesday-Friday
OPEN HOUSE AT BALLETSCHOOL
BalletSchool.
BalletSchool offers ballet, pointe, character, hip hop, jazz, modern and tap dance instruction for children and adults. BalletSchool.  Directions: 2409 Ivy Rd.  3-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
June 28-August 23, Fourth Wednesdays
PAGE TO SCREEN MOVIE NIGHT
JMRL.
Monthly screenings of a popular film adaptation of a book. Light refreshments are served. Gordon Avenue Library.  7pm.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 19 & 23, Saturday & Wednesday
REGIONAL OWL PELLET DISSECTION
Open Bio Labs.
Learn about the owl's adaptations for survival, which can be discovered through the owl pellet. This workshop will emphasize using the analytical mind to dissect, observe and compare owl pellets from different geographical areas within our country. Examine the different prey found in these pellets and even attempt to create prey skeletons. Open Bio Labs.  11am-1pm.  Recommended for ages 9 to 11.  Email: info@openbiolabs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 878-2355. 
 
June 22-August 24, Thursdays
$5 ADMISSION THURSDAY
Amazement Square.
Every Thursday admission is reduced to $5 from $9 for the entire day. Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  $5 per person.  Email: ashleigh@amazementsquare.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
August 24, Thursday
LAKE FRONT FILM SERIES: SOUL FOOD JUNKIES
Montfair Resort Farm.
Join Montfair Resort Farm for the first installment of a three-part outdoor film series including wine and food tastings, an educational talk by Leni Sorrensen, and a lake-front showing of the documentary film Soul Food Junkies to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Montfair Resort Farm, Crozet.  7:30-10pm.  $35 suggested donation .  Email: event@montfairresortfarm.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-5203. 
 
August 22 & 24, Tuesday & Thursday
SUMMER IN PARIS: DELICATESSEN
Violet Crown Cinema.
See the 1991 French film about an unemployed circus clown who answers an employment ad meant to lure people to be killed. Violet Crown Cinema.  12pm Tuesday, 7pm Thursday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 529-3000. 
 
August 15 & 17, Tuesday & Thursday
SUMMER IN PARIS: EYES WITHOUT A FACE
Violet Crown Cinema.
See the 1960 French film about a doctor who attempts plastic surgery to restore his daughter's face at a horrifying price. Violet Crown Cinema.  7pm Tuesday, 12pm Thursday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 529-3000. 
 
August 25, Friday
AUSTRALIA: DEFENDING THE OCEAN LECTURE, RECEPTION & EXHIBITION
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
Professor Stephen Macko from the University of Virginia's Department of Environmental Sciences and Kluge-Ruhe director Margo Smith will discuss the exhibition from two different perspectives. The lecture will be followed by a Final Fridays reception with refreshments. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  4pm lecture, 5-7pm reception.  $Free. 
 
August 25, Friday
C4K ANNUAL SHOWCASE
Computers4Kids.
This is your chance to see the amazing STEAM projects of Computers4Kids members at the annual showcase. Refreshments and entertainment provided. RSVP please. Computers4Kids.  Directions: 945 2nd St.  5-7pm.  $Free.  Email: lizzie@computers4kids.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 817-1121. 
 
August 25, Friday
DELTA RAE: SUMMER TOUR 2017
The Jefferson Theater.
Six-piece band Delta Rae on its summer tour A Long and Happy Life with The Church Sisters. The Jefferson Theater.  8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  $21.99 in advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
August 25, Friday
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT
Maymont Estate.
Explore Maymont's 100 acres in a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Different difficulty levels available. Ages 4 and up. Register online. Maymont, Richmond.  10am-12pm.  $15 per family, $12 for members (up to four people).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7168. 
 
August 25, Saturday
FEE FREE DAY AT SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
Shenandoah National Park.
Celebrate the National Park Service's 100th birthday and get in free. Shenandoah National Park.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 4-25, Fridays
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: AUGUST LINE-UP
Sprint Pavilion.
August's concerts feature: August 4-Three Sheets to the Wind playing smooth yacht rock classics, August 11-The Believers playing classic blue collar rock, August 18-Killer Deluxe playing vintage retro soul, August 25-Cherry Red playing Rolling Stones classics. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
August 25, Friday
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. The children will explore bins containing a variety of sensory materials. Things will get messy, so dress appropriately. Ages 6-35 months. Registration is requested. Drop-ins are always welcome. JMRL- Crozet Library.  10:30-11:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
August 18 & 25, 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. 
 
August 25, Friday
SIPS & CINEMA: ROCKY
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, Rocky. Chef Ryan Collns will make fresh Philly Cheesesteaks off the grill. Wine and food available starting at 7:30pm. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  8pm movie, 7pm doors.  $15, $12 members, $8 under 21.  Email: cheers@earlymountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
August 25, Sunday
THE BLUES BROTHERS [R]
The Paramount Theater.
The Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
June 17-August 26, Saturdays
24TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S FOUR MILER TRAINING PROGRAM
Charlottesville Track Club.
Come for 11 consecutive Saturdays of group training and talks by experts on a variety of women's health topics. Attend any or all sessions. Walkers and runners of any level are welcome. Lannigan Field.  7am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 26, Saturday
4TH ANNUAL FIREHOUSE 5K & PANCAKES
Stony Point Volunteer Fire Co. .
Enjoy racing, eating pancakes and playing games. Stony Point Ruritan.  8am race, 8:30-10:30am pancakes.  $25 ($15 for Military/First Responders).  Contact: Cara Metcalf.  Email: info@spvfc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7733. 
 
August 26, Saturday
9TH ANNUAL SPLASH FOR A CURE & 5K
The Ishan Gala Foundation.
The event will include a 5K race, slip-sliding water-park fun, entertainment and great food put on by the Ishan Gala Foundation to raise money and awareness for the devastating childhood cancer neuroblastoma. A family of four (2 adults and 2 youth) can purchase a family package for $45. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. ACAC Adventure Central.  Directions: 200 Four Seasons Drive.  8-11:30am.  $15 adult, $10 ages 3-12, 2 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Megan Young.  Email: info@ishangala.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 234-4644. 
 
August 26, Saturday
AMERICAN GIRL TEA WITH ELIZABETH MONROE
Barnes & Noble.
Bring your American Girl doll and a picnic blanket to enjoy craft activities, American Girl trivia and tea and refreshments with Elizabeth Monroe. Mrs. Monroe will also be available to pose for pictures with you and your doll. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. James Monroe's Highland.  10:30am-12pm.  $5, 5 and under are free.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-8000. 
 
August 26, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE PRESENTS: CAT IN THE HAT VISITS
Barnes and Noble.
Come meet the Cat in the Hat and hear the story of what happens when he come for a visit. Barnes and Noble.  12:00 pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: sandra cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
August 26, Saturday
CURIOUS GEORGE AT STORYTIME LIVE
Kiddie Academy.
Families are invited to meet Curious George at the live storytime event. Register online. Kiddie Academy.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-1062. 
 
May 27-August 26, Saturdays
DROP-IN STORIES AND MORE
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
Add some brain-building to your errands. Stop by on Saturdays for stories, movement and early literacy: Sing, Talk, Read and Play fun for the young. Gordon Avenue Library.  11-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 26, Saturday
NATIONAL DOG DAY AT DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS
Democracy Vineyards.
Celebrate National Dog Day with special treats for the pups and live music from Gene Temple and Robin Tolley. Democracy Vineyards.  Directions: 585 Mountain Cove Rd., Lovingston.  2-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-8463. 
 
August 5-October 28, Saturdays
NELSON FARMERS MARKET COOPERATIVE
Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative.
Fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. Live music on each Saturday. 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford.  8am-12pm.  Email: contact@nelsonfarmersmarket.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 760-6655. 
 
August 26, Saturday
ONE MILE KIDS FUN RUN
Orange Downtown Alliance.
Kids 13 years old and younger can race in the 6th Annual One Mile Fun Run hosted by the Orange Downtown Alliance. Enjoy music, crafts, face painting, juggling and family fun. Train Depot, Orange.  8am.  Email: director@theoda.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2540. 
 
August 26, Saturday
WALNUT CREEK SPRINT & OLYMPIC TRIATHLONS
Charlottesville Multisports.
Just ten miles south of Charlottesville, this event attracts families, college athletes and experienced racers alike. Walnut Creek Park, North Garden.  8am Olympic Triathlon, 8:40am Sprint Triathlon.  Email: mailto:sewellhorticulture@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 326-2375. 
 
August 27, Sunday
2ND ANNUAL BASIC CITY TAILGATE THROWDOWN
Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation.
A fun-filled event featuring craft brew from Basic City Beer Co., food samples and the first beer complimentary for each ticketholder. Along with delicious fare from local food trucks you can enjoy entering to win raffles and listening to fabulous tunes by Kiz Carter and Who Shot John. Plus, watch a cook-off contest between area UVA, JMU and Virginia Tech fan clubs. 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro.  Email: ahudlow@wwrcf.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-241-3577. 
 
Sundays in August
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC SERIES
Frontier Culture Museum.
The event series celebrates the influence of these musical roots genres on American frontier culture. The event provides a casual environment, and features dinner theater seating with food & beverage vendors. Bands featured include Whitecap Mountain Band (August 6), Bud's Collective (August 13), Commonwealth Bluegrass Band (August 20), Amber Collins & Branch House Pavilion (August 27). Lee S. Cochran Pavilion at the Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  5-7pm.  $12 adults, ages 6-12 $7, under 6 free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-903-3613. 
 
Weekends in August
BARNES AND NOBLE PRESENTS: EDUCATOR APPRECIATION WEEKENDS IN AUGUST
Barnes and Noble.
Pre-K-12th Grade Educators: Receive extra savings at B&N in-store every Saturday & Sunday in August to help you prep for the new school year. Barnes and Noble.  all day.  $Ffree.  All ages welcome.  Contact: sandra cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
Sundays in August
DERBY DAMES FRESH MEAT BOOT CAMP
Charlottesville Derby Dames.
Do you want to learn how to skate, play roller derby or just be part of an amazing roller derby league? No skills are required and the Derby Dames are prepared to teach you everything you need to know in order to be part of this unique Roller Derby Family. First practice is free with gear for you to borrow. Carver Recreation Center.  6-8pm.  Email: contact@charlottesvillederbydames.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 26-27, Saturday-Sunday
LATE SUMMER LAWN PARTY
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Enjoy a summer afternoon on the lawn at Historic Bloemendaal. Under the tent, partake in an old-fashioned ice cream social and picnic fare against a backdrop of ragtime music and historical bicycle displays and demos. Relax as a barbershop quartet strolls and serenades, try out a lawn game and step inside the Bloemendaal House for informal tours. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday 12-4pm.  $Regular Garden Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
August 25-27, Friday-Sunday
MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR.
Black Box Players.
tentative show times/days above. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 5 & 6, 26 & 27, Saturdays & Sundays
SWANNANOA PALACE OPEN HOUSE
Swannanoa Palace.
Swannanoa Palace, a $2 million mansion built in 1912 by Major James Dooley and modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, is open to the public. The 4,000-piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley are sure to impress. Swannanoa Palace.  Directions: 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton.  11:15am-5pm.  $8, 12 and under free (cash or check only).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
August 27, Sunday
THE LITTLE MERMAID [G]
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 12 and under.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
May 26-August 27
THE MYSTERIES THAT REMAIN: MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
One of Australia's most acclaimed indigenous artists, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri was a founder of the Western Desert art movement. This exhibit features paintings on canvas and board from 1971-1990. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  Email: kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-0234. 
 
August 27, Sunday
UVA FIELD HOCKEY GIRL SCOUT DAY
Girls Scouts of Virginia Skyline.
Join UVA's Field Hockey team for Girl Scout Day as they play Penn State. Stand on the field pre-game with the team for lineups and the National Anthem. Face painter and balloon artist present pre-game. Post-game autographs and exclusive post-game talk with the coaches/student-athletes. University Hall Turf Field, UVA.  12-2pm.  $Free.  Contact: Kevin Thurman.  Email: kthurman@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-1102. 
 
August 28, Monday
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: A DOG'S PURPOSE (2017)
Crozet Library.
Enjoy a movie and theater-style popcorn and drinks. Age 18+. Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
August 28, Monday
GIRL SCOUT OPEN HOUSE AT BROWNSVILLE
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council.
Girls in grades k-12 are invited to attend the Girl Scout Open House. Girls will have fun with activities, songs and stories as parents learn more about the programs. Come register to be a Girl Scout or stop by to find out about volunteering. (Parents/guardians must attend.) Brownsville Elementary School, Crozet.  7-8pm.  $Free with purchase of $5 Blade Button.  Recommended for ages 5 to 18.  Contact: Deirdre Kellner.  Email: dkellner@gsvsc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 382-8013 . 
 
August 29, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: HOW TO GET YOUR TEACHER READY
Barnes and Noble.
A class of students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready  for the first day of school and all the events and milestones that will follow. Filled with charming humor, this is a playful, heartwarming celebration of teachers and students preparing to head back to school. Activities follow storytime. Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: sandra cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
August 29, Tuesday
FAIRY HOUSES
JMRL- Northside Library.
A child must sign up with an adult to build one house together. Using mosses, sticks, acorns, and other natural materials, create a little dwelling for the fairy living in your house or garden. Registration required. JMRL- Northside Library.  4pm & 6:30pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
August 29, Tuesday
GIRL SCOUT OPEN HOUSE AT VENABLE
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council.
Come investigate Girl Scouts. Girls, grades K-12, will have fun with activities, songs and stories while parents learn more about Girl Scout programs and volunteer opportunities. Register to be a Girl Scout or stop by to find out about volunteering. (Parents/guardians must attend.) Venable Elementary School Auditorium.  7-8pm.  $Free.  Contact: Deirdre Kellner.  Email: dkellner@gsvsc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 382-8013 . 
 
August 29, Tuesday
RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS' CHARLOTTESVILLE & UVA NIGHT
Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Charlottesville and UVA fans are celebrated and invited to see the fun as the Richmond Flying Squirrels play the Altoona Curve. The Diamond Ballpark, Richmond.  6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-359-3866. 
 
Wednesdays in August
BACHATA FUSION WITH THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SALSA CLUB
The Ante Room.
Join the Charlottesville Salsa Club for an introductory Bachata lesson from Edwin Roa followed by dancing to an eclectic Latin mix infused with lots of Bachata. The Ante Room.  8pm doors, 8:30-9pm lesson, 9pm-1am dancing.  $5 ladies, $8 gentlemen.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8561. 
 
August 30, Wednesday
FROG DISSECTION CLASS
Open Bio Labs.
Children will spend 2 hours in the lab investigating the anatomy of a frog. Discuss characteristics of amphibians, frog life cycle, basic anatomy and the scientific method. Students will become biologists in this hands-on class. Open Bio Labs.  Directions: 300 W. Main St. B101.  9-11am & 6-8pm.  Email: info@openbiolabs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 878-2355. 
 
Now-August
PICK YOUR OWN BLACKBERRIES
Dickie Brothers Orchard.
Pick your own thornless blackberries. Peaches are ripe but are only available pre-picked. Dickie Brothers Orchard.  10am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@dickiebros.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5516. 
 
August 30, Wednesday
PIG PARTY
Starr Hill Brewery / JM Stock.
Join JM Stock at Starr Hill Brewery for a Hog Butchery Demo and social event. Enjoy JM Stock charcuterie and brews while you're at it. The ticket price includes the demo and the food provided by JM Stock. Starr Hill Brewery, Crozet.  6-8pm.  $80.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-5671. 
 

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