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July 22, Sunday
5TH ANNUAL SUPER PEACH SUNDAY
Drumheller's Orchard.
Peaches, peach ice cream, peach milk shakes, peach samples, peach product, live music, food and lots of fun at Drumheller's with a designated Kids Zone for the kids. Food will be provided by the Lovingston Ruritan Club. Drumheller's Orchard, Lovingston.  11am-5pm.  Email: morgan@drumhellersorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-5036. 
 
July 21-22, Saturday-Sunday
8TH ANNUAL OL' FASHIONED PEACH FESTIVAL
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Come out for games, contests, hayrides, food, wine and hard cider. There will also be a Pie Eating Contest for special prizes with categories for ages 12 and under and adults (ages 13 and up). Carter Mountain Orchard.  Directions: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail.  9am-7pm Saturday; 9am-6pm Sunday.  $Free admission & parking.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1833. 
 
July 22, Sunday
FRENCH CREPES AT DELFOSSE
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Take in the view while enjoying a selection of freshly made chef-prepared sweet or savory crepes paired with salad and your favorite Delfosse wine. Please make a reservation for groups of 5 or more. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.  11am-2pm.  Email: kyle@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
July 22, Sunday
HEIFETZ INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INSTITUTE CONCERT
The Wayne Theatre.
The Heifetz International Music Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world, will come to Waynesboro on their tour. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  3pm.  $17 adults, $10 students.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
July 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday
MOUNTAINTOP MASTERWORKS II: MEI-ANN CHEN CONDUCTS APPALACHIAN SPRING
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Conductor Mei-Ann Chen is back to celebrate the connection between folk and classical in this concert. Featuring the group's most requested piece: Aaron Copland's effervescent Appalachian Spring. Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort.  7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday.  $42 per person, under 18 free.  Email: info@wintergreenperformingart.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0541. 
 
July 22, Sunday
MUSIC IN UNUSUAL PLACES: RAVEN'S ROOST STRING TRIO
Wintergreen Performing Arts / Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Enjoy a cup of Trager Brothers Coffee under the maples at RVCC while listening to students from the Summer Music Festival Academy. 1pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 22, Sunday
VENDOR BINGO TO SUPPORT LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Like A Boss Networking & Events.
Come out for a fun afternoon of shopping, balloon animals, face painting & Bingo to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. Shopping with vendors and Bingo card sales begin at 1pm and Bingo will start at 3pm. Bingo cards can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. Tickets in advance are $20/set or may be purchased the day of event for $25/set. There will also be a 50/50 Raffle. Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Suites.  1-6pm.  $Free Admission For Shopping/Bingo Cards $20/In Advance & $25/At The Door.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Melissa Bibb.  Email: thesophisticatescentralva@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 23, Monday
SCREEN PRINTING CRAFT WORKSHOP
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Learn simple screen printing techniques to try out on a blank canvas tote bag. All materials provided. Ages 14+. Required registration begins July 9. Crozet Library.  6:30-8:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
July 23, Monday
TAPE RESIST PAINT PARTY
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Using a tape-resist technique, create fantastic geometric designs on canvas using any color palette you choose. No artistic skills required and all materials provided. Ages 14+. Required registration begins July 2. Gordon Avenue Library.  6-8pm.  $Free .  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
July 24, Tuesday
MOVEMENT, MUSIC, AND ME (YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VA)
JMRL- Central Library.
Explore music and dance with West African rhythm. Atumpan uses traditional African instruments to explore community and culture while encouraging the audience to join in with rhythm, dance, and call and response. Central Library.  10:30-11:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
July 24, Tuesday
STRANGER THINGS 80S NIGHT
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Munch on some Eggos, play life-sized Pac-Man, sample Dungeons & Dragons, and enjoy music, movies, and snacks from the 1980s. 80s attire is encouraged but not required. Grades 7-12. Required registration begins July 3. Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
July 4-25, Wednesdays
FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES
Violet Crown Cinema and Virginia Discovery Museum.
Grab the popcorn, sit back and relax, and keep cool this summer with a free Family Film Series. July 4: Space Jam. July 11: Goonies. July 18: The Muppet Movie (1979). July 25: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. After the movie, families can enjoy half-price same-day admission to the Virginia Discovery Museum when they redeem their ticket stub at the museum's check-in desk. Violet Crown Cinema.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-529-3000. 
 
July 25, Wednesday
MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND ME (YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VA)
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Explore music and dance with West African rhythm. Atumpan uses traditional African instruments to explore community and culture while encouraging the audience to join in with rhythm, dance, and call and response. Crozet Library.  10-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
July 25, Wednesday
MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND ME (YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VA)
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Explore music and dance with West African rhythm. Atumpan uses traditional African instruments to explore community and culture while encouraging the audience to join in with rhythm, dance, and call and response. Gordon Ave Library.  2-3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
July 24 & 25, Tuesday & Wednesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS & ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL
Regal Cinemas.
See selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar. Both movies play on each day. Regal Stonefield Cinema.  10am.  $1.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 26, Thursday
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
Crozet Library.
Meet up with your friends at the Crozet Library for an afternoon movie (rated G or PG). JMRL will provide the popcorn; you bring a friend and some get-comfortable-pillows. The movie title elected by kids will be announced on July 23, so call the Crozet Library for details. Ages 6-11. Registration is required. Crozet Library.  2-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
Thursdays in July
ALL-COMERS SUMMER TRACK MEETS
Charlottesville Track Club.
A summer tradition since 1975 - the Charlottesville Track Club will host a series of races from 100 meters to 5,000 meters for all ages and all abilities. Special events for children as well as parent/child and sibling relays. Race day signup only. Price is per person, not per event. Kids receive a track ribbon for each event. UVA Track at Lannigan Field.  6-8pm.  $2 non-member, $1 ctc member.  All ages welcome.  Email: charlottesvilletrackclub@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
June 7-July 26, Thursdays
BABIES & BOOKS
JMRL- Northside Library.
Caregivers and babies are invited for stories, songs and fingerplays. For babies up to 24 months with accompanying adult. Northside Library.  1:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
July 26, Thursday
DERBY DAMES SCRIMMAGE
Charlottesville Derby Dames.
Charlottesville Derby Dames scrimmage in Ruckersville. Xanadu Warehouse.  Directions: 54 Commerce Drive, Ruckersville.  7-8:30pm.  $5 at the door.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 26, Thursday
REPTILES ALIVE
JMRL- Northside.
Learn snake secrets. Laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Meet and learn about reptiles from all over the world. Northside Library.  4-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
July 5-26, 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 13-July 26, Wednesdays or Thursdays
ROMP 'N STOMP
JMRL - Central Library.
Play with your preschooler in this lively early literacy class of music, stories, drama, movement, art play and more. For 2-5 year olds with a favorite caregiver. Registration is required and should be for either day's session. Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
June 20-July 26, Wednesdays or Thursdays
SUMMERTIME STORIES
JMRL- Northside Library.
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays intended for 2 to 5 year olds, but all are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Note: Due to space limitations, this storytime cannot accommodate special groups. Northside Library.  10:30-11am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
July 27, Friday
AN EVENING WITH CLAIRE LYNCH
The Front Porch.
Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. The Front Porch.  8-10pm.  $22-25.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-242-7012. 
 
July 27, Friday
DATE NIGHT DROP-OFF: THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Drop off the kids for an evening of adventure while you enjoy some time to yourselves. Kids enjoy a pizza dinner and plenty of playtime in the Museum; explore gravity, friction, and trajectory using rocket blasters, gravity splats, and astronaut drops; and make their own astronaut food to eat under the stars. Virginia Discovery Museum.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Varies.  Recommended for ages 3 to 10.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
July 6-27, Fridays
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: JULY LINE-UP
Sprint Pavilion.
July's concerts feature July 6-Free Union, July 13-Rob Cheatham, July 20-Speidel, Goodrich, and Goggin and July 27-Gladstones Sprint Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-4910. 
 
July 27, Friday
NATIONAL TEEN LOCK-IN 2018
JMRL - Central Library.
Teens take over the library, after hours. Interact with teens from libraries around the country while enjoying online visits with well-known authors, fun contests, crafts, games, food and more. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins June 30. Central Library.  6-9pm.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
July 27, Friday
NEW CITY ARTS AND CRAFTS
New City Arts.
This monthly drop-in event for parents and kids at Welcome Gallerywill feature Grit coffee and snacks (for adults and kids), Tattly temporary tattoos (for adults and kids), and an ornament-making activity inspired by Kirsten Hemrich's Transient Places. Finish up with a story time. Welcome Gallery.  Directions: 114 3rd St. NE.  10-11am.  All ages welcome.  Email: lindsey@newcityarts.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-202-5277. 
 
July 27, Friday
SENSORY STORYTIME
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
This inclusive program of stories, songs, and activities may be just right for children who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime. A program designed for preschool children who may be on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues, or feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. Ages 3-4. Registration is required. Gordon Ave Library.  10:30-11am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
July 7-July 27, Monday, Wednesday & Fridays
SUMMER STAYCATION DAYS AT WILDROCK
Wildrock.
In addition to free play on the playscape, hike the discovery loop trial, enjoy a picnic lunch, or take part in one of the Summer Programs. Visit www.wildrock.org/make-a-reservation to reserve a spot. Wildrock, Crozet.  10am-3pm.  $Pay What You Can.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Carlene Hudgens.  Email: wildrockoperations@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 2293921323. 
 
July 27, Friday
THE QUEBE SISTERS
The Wayne Theatre.
The Texas-based fiddle and vocal trio has performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and many more, in addition to headlining their own shows. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  7:30pm.  $20 advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
July 28, Saturday
29TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Chihamba.
Celebrate the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and their contributions to the community, the nation and the world. Booker T. Washington Park.  10am-7:30pm.  Contact: Marie Whitten.  Email: cvillefestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-825-0115. 
 
July 28, Saturday
7TH ANNUAL PEACH DAY FESTIVAL
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Enjoy live music from Jimmy O, hot dogs, pork bbq sandwiches, chicken tenders and more plus the peach ice cream, peach preserves and fresh peaches for sale. Kettle corn, funnel cakes and more along with craft vendors, hayrides, pony rides and swimming at the pool. Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  9am-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
July 28, Saturday
AFTON AFTER HOURS
Afton Mountain Vineyards.
Live music by Chamomile & Whiskey. Food trucks available, picnics welcome. Rain or shine. Bring a chair or a blanket. Wine available for bottle purchase only. Afton Mountain Vineyards.  6-9pm.  $5 cover, under 18 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8667. 
 
July 26-28, 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! James Monroe's Highland.  4-9pm Thursday, 10am-9pm 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: 434-293-2725. 
 
July 27 & 28, Friday & Saturday
BARRELS, BOTTLES AND CASKS TOUR
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
Explore Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest on a special tasting tour. Barrels, Bottles & Casks popular tasting tours focus on the beverages and spirits consumed by Jefferson and the enslaved residents of Poplar Forest in springtime. Tours begin in Jefferson's "modern" kitchen and progress through the house, with stops along the way to sample beverages and learn about the culinary trends of his time. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  6pm & 7pm.  $25.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-526-1806. 
 
July 28, Saturday
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AT PRINCE MICHEL
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery.
Interested teams of two can sign up for a chance to win $50. Must be over 21. Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, Leon.  1pm.  Email: psamuel@princemichel.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
June 30 & July 28, Saturday
DONUTS WITH DAD
JMRL - Central Library.
A delicious storytime designed especially for dads to share with their little dumplins. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served along with storytime fun. For dads, grandads, uncles or buddies (and, of course, moms). Central Library.  10:30am.  Recommended for ages 2 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
January 27-July 28, Fourth Saturdays except in June
FAFSA SUPER SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
PVCC.
Need help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid form? PVCC can help. Students and parents should bring copies of tax returns, wage statements and records of all sources of income. Before attending, students and parents should also create an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. PVCC Main Building, Room M154.  9am-12pm.  $Free and open to the public.  Email: finaid@pvcc.edu. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 28, Saturday
KID'S BOOK HANGOUT
Barnes and Noble.
Kid's Book Hangout is a nationwide program for kids ages 6-12 to discover and talk about books while playing fun games and activities. Kids do not need to have read the featured books but should come ready to find out about new characters, stories and genres. Barnes and Noble.  2-3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 27 & 28, Friday & Saturday
LOUISA COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Come out for pure country fun with barbeques, live bands, 4-H projects and much more. Louisa Fireman Fairgrounds.  Directions: 200 Frederickburg Ave., Louisa.  Contact: Crystal Clough.  Email: information@louisacountyagfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-3275. 
 
July 28, Saturday
MUSICALS SING-ALONG: A TAB-HOSTED HANGOUT
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Share your love of Broadway and movie musicals! You choose the songs, everyone sings along together. No embarrassment, no judgment. Required registration begins July 7. Crozet Library.  3:30-4:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
July 28, Saturday
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE BALLET LIVE IN HD: SWAN LAKE
The Paramount Theater.
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky's magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane. The Paramount Theater.  1pm.  $14.50 adult, $10.50 student, $12.50 senior.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
July 13-29
CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
Live Arts.
Come see the Live Arts Teen Theater Ensemble Production based on the John Waters film. Live Arts Founders Theater.  Directions: 123 East Water Street.  Email: tracie@livearts.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-4177. 
 
July 25-29, Thursday-Sunday
FLOYDFEST
Across-the-Way Productions.
A 4-day celebration of music and art in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring more than 50 performers, artisans and crafters, food offerings, local and regional wines and microbrews. FloydFest.  Directions: 894 Rock Castle Gorge Rd., Floyd.  $Varies.  Email: info@atwproductions.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-VA-FESTS. 
 
July 29, Sunday
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
The Wayne Theatre.
The 18-member world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will play many of the original arrangements along with some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. The Wayne Theatre.  7pm.  $40.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
July 29, Saturday
SUMMER FEST
Liberty Mills Farm.
Summer Fest features "Flowers on the Farm" special you-pick flower pricing for buckets and bouquets, sampling of different varieties of cantaloupes and watermelons, a Zucchini Bake-Off Contest, Watermelon seed spitting contest, tractor powered ice cream machine, Farm Market, grilled hot dogs during the lunch hour, local vendors and more. Liberty Mills Farm, Somerset.  10am-3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-882-6293. 
 
Weekends in July
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.  11:30am-5pm.  $8, 12 and under free (cash or check only).  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
July 19-July 29
THE COCOANUTS
Heritage Theatre.
This tour-de-farce romp puts Groucho at the helm of a fourth-rate 1920's Florida hotel where he tries to swindle gullible tourists with shady land deals. Irving Berlin songs add to the frivolity of a deliciously silly musical that is perfect for the whole family. Culbreth Theatre.  All ages welcome.  Email: heritage@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3376. 
 
July 29, Sunday
WINTERGREEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS: VOICES & WINDS IN THE VALLEY
Wintergreen Performing Arts.
Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, or grab an under-tent table, and enjoy exciting tunes from Broadway to the Opera, sung by the talented singers in the Vocal Intensive program. Plus, the new Academy woodwind quintet will perform, offering something for everyone. Libations available for purchase. Blue Mountain Pavilion at Rockfish Valley Community Center.  7:30-9pm.  $Free (donations accepted).  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 30, Monday
3D PRINTING 101
JMRL- Northside Library.
Curious about the library's 3D printer? Join library staff as they demonstrate how to create an object using Tinkercad or select an object using Thingverse and then print it. Northside Library.  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
June 11-July 30, Mondays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME
JMRL- Central Library.
10-15 minutes of simple stories, rhymes, and songs chosen to enhance your wee one's language development followed by time to play and socialize. Designed for babies ages birth-24 months with a caregiver. Central Library.  9:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
June 25 & July 30, Mondays
NOVEL CHAT BOOK CLUB
JMRL- Northside.
Come discuss books and do a related activity while enjoying free snacks. Each month the group will read to a different theme. Grades 7-12. Required registration. Northside Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  Recommended for ages 12 to 18.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
June 11-July 30, Mondays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER
JMRL - Central Library.
Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed for 2-3 year olds with an accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop early literacy skills with singing, talking, reading and playing. Central Library.  10:30am.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
July 30, Monday
YAK & SNACK BOOK CLUB
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Reading: Matilda by Roald Dahl. Snacks are served at each meeting. Free copy of the book included on a first-come, first-served basis. Grades 5-8. Required registration begins July 2. Crozet Library.  2:30-4pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
July 31, Tuesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND SUMMER CONCERT
Charlottesville Municipal Band.
The program will include classics, patriotic favorites, jazz, pop and show tunes. Guest artist is trombonist Jason Dech. There will be a musical instrument petting zoo for the youngsters beginning at 7pm. The Paramount Theater.  7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-9850. 
 
July 31, Tuesday
LITERATI BOOK CLUB
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. A fantasy heist with an ensemble cast. For more mature teen readers. Snacks are served at the meeting. Free copy of the book included on a first come, first served basis. Required registration begins June 30. Crozet Library.  6:30-8pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 13 to 18.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
July 31, Tuesday
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
JMRL- Central Library.
Join Impressions Theatre as Tom and Huck set out on a grand adventure. They team up to build a monument so they will be remembered forever. To do so, they travel the globe to steal pieces from the greatest examples of architecture in the world. Central Library.  10:30-11:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
August 1, Wednesday
AN EVENING WITH ALLIGATOR
The Jefferson Theater.
Come out to the Jerry Garcia Birthday Party. The Jefferson Theater.  8pm, doors open at 7pm.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
August 1, Wednesday
DREAMTIME: TALES FROM DOWN UNDER
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Emus, crocodiles, and frogs... oh my! Experience the magic of stories from the Australian Dreamtime with the Barefoot Puppet Theatre. Learn how the emu became a flightless bird, why the platypus looks so strange, and meet a giant, ocean-swallowing frog. JMRL - Crozet Library.  10-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
August 1, Wednesday
DREAMTIME: TALES FROM DOWN UNDER
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Experience the magic of stories from the Australian Dreamtime with the Barefoot Puppet Theatre. Learn how the emu became a flightless bird, why the platypus looks so strange, and meet a giant, ocean-swallowing frog. Gordon Avenue Library.  2-3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5544. 
 
August 1, Wednesday
FLOATING LANTERN FESTIVAL
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
From 5:30-9:30pm enjoy acoustic ensembles throughout the Garden, from 6-7pm write a wish and then launch your floating lanterns from 7-8pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  5-10pm.  $Regular Garden Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
June 6 & August 1, Wednesdays
PAGEMASTERS BOOK CLUB
JMRL - Northside Library.
A 45-minute session of chatting about books, snacks, and a fun activity. Books will be provided to the first 10 participants. Ages 10-12. Northside Library.  5-5:45pm .  $Free.  Email: northside@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 
June 5-August 1, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
Regal Stonefield Cinema.
Enjoy a choice of two family-friendly flicks every week. Both movie play each day. Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 & IMAX.  10am.  $1.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-3213. 
 
July 31 & August 1, Tuesday & Wednesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE & TROLLS
Regal Cinemas.
See family-friendly flicks for $1. Both movies play each day. Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 & IMAX.  10am.  $1.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 1, Wednesday
TRY PODCASTING
JMRL - Northside.
Learn how to get started podcasting with only an iPad. All participants will record and produce a short podcast during the workshop. Ages 16+. Required registration begins July 11. Northside Library.  6:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7893. 
 

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