Events This Week

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August 26, Friday
ANNUAL LIGHT HOUSE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
Light House Studio.
Enjoy some popcorn and mingle with Light House participants before the screening of the year's best works. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $26-$77.50.  Email: deanna@lighthousestudio.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-6992. 
 
August 26, Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Charlottesville Performing Arts School.
Stop by the Open House to see the facility, register for classes and purchase attire and dance uniforms! 340 Greenbrier Dr Unit B.  5-7pm.  Email: info@charlottesvilleperformingarts.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-2727. 
 
August 26, Friday
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT
Maymont Estate.
Explore Baymont's 100 acres in a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Different difficulty levels available. ages 4 and up. Maymont, Richmond.  $15 per family, $12 for members (up to four people).  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7168. 
 
Fridays in August
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: AUGUST LINE-UP
Sprint Pavilion.
August's concerts feature: August 12-Michael Coleman Band with Moon, August 19-The Currys with Matthew McAllister, August 26-Acme Swing Mfg. Co. with The Judy Chops. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: sprintpaviliontix@ticketstoday.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
August 26, Friday
MADE 4 KIDS SALE
Victory Worship Center.
Children & teen clothing consignment sale featuring fall/winter clothing, shoes, accessories and baby items. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. Victory Worship Center, Staunton.  7:30am-12pm.  Contact: Crystal Rowe.  Email: made4kidssale@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 886-6249. 
 
August 27, Saturday
AMERICAN GIRL TEA WITH ELIZABETH MONROE
Barnes & Noble.
Join us for an American Girl Tea. 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. This event is in partnership with Charlottesville's Barnes & Noble. 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 27, Saturday
BEATS N' EATS: AN MRC BACK-TO-SCHOOL CONCERT
Music Resource Center.
The Music Resource center is hosting a community concert with featured guest Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm along with MRC artists. Teens in high school and younger will get in free and be given a free year-long membership ($300 value) to the MRC. Enjoy Starr Hill beverages, tasty food truck fare, and live music. IX Art Park.  1:30-4:30pm.  $5, Free for High Schoolers and Younger.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 27, Saturday
BUILDING WITH BIOLOGY AT OPEN BIO LABS
Open Bio Labs and the Virginia Discovery Museum.
The event has two components to it. The first is an open house style with 6 different activity booths geared towards engaging youth. The second is a forum-style discussion for older audiences that will take place at 2:30pm about the implications of genetically engineering mosquitoes. 300 W. Main St. B101, Charlottesville VA 22903.  11am-4pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Shaun Moshasha.  Email: info@openbiolabs.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 27, Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE LULAPALOOZA
LuLaRoe.
Join 16 LuLaRoe consultants as they bring their inventories to one location for the ultimate shopping experience with more than 10,000 pieces of LuLaRoe for you to try on and purchase! Elks Lodge 389 Elk Drive.  9am-12pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Karin Anne Ryan.  Email: Lularoeka@gmail.com. For more info call: 804-387-3772. 
 
August 25-27, Thursday-Saturday
MOMMA BEAR CONSIGNMENT SALE
Momma Bear Sale.
Save on Back to School shopping! Come shop for all of your children's fall and winter needs at Momma Bear Sale! Fall and winter clothing and shoes, toys, books and DVDs, games and puzzles, strollers, bicycles, kids room décor, Halloween costumes and more! Old Northside Library.  11am-6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 27, Saturday
ONE MILE KIDS FUN RUN
University of Virginia Children's Hospital.
Kids 13 years old and younger can race in the 5th Annual One Mile Fun Run hosted by the Orange Downtown Alliance and sponsored by the UVA Children's Hospital. Enjoy balloon creations, juggling acts, face painting and family fun. Train Station, Orange.  8am.  $5 registration fee.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2540. 
 
August 20-27, Sunday-Saturday
PAGE VALLEY AGRICULTURAL & INDUSTRIAL FAIR
Come enjoy tractor pulls, karaoke, horse shows, a demolition derby, concerts, games and more! Thursday night is "Kid's Night" and school-age children get in free! See website for schedule of events. 15 Fairlane Drive, Luray.  $Prices vary.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-843-3247. 
 
August 27, Saturday
SPLASH FOR A CURE
The Ishan Gala Foundation.
CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor of Splash For A Cure's 5K Race and Pool Party! 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. See website for ticket pricing. ACAC Adventure Central, 200 Four Seasons Drive.  8-10:30am.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Megan Young.  Email: info@ishangala.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 227-5317 . 
 
August 27, Saturday
STROLL IN THE PARK & BOOK SIGNING
Come prepared for a short stroll in the Shenandoah National Park followed by a book signing of "The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park." Meet at Byrd Visitor Center, Shenandoah National Park, Mile Post 51.  11am-12pm.  Email: paul@directcontactpr.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July-August, Sunday
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. Lee S. Cochron Pavilion at the Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  5-7pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-903-3613. 
 
August 26-28, Friday-Sunday
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.
Black Box Players.
Features all of your favorite roles and some of the most popular Disney songs ever written! This classic fairy tale story tells of Belle, a young girl in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self! Many fun roles for all ages in this beloved "tale" that is "as old as time"! Black Box Players.  7pm Friday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday.  $10.  Email: ticketsbbp@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 28, Sunday
CITIZEN KANE
The Paramount Theater.
A confident young man, Charles Foster Kane, takes the reins of a newspaper and builds an empire. Beginning his journalistic life in the pursuit of justice for those who had no voice, the lure of his growing power in society and politics quickly takes hold. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
August 26-28, Friday-Sunday
OMEGACON: CHARLOTTESVILLE'S GAMING AND ANIME CONVENTION
Visit the annual convention for a variety of fun and diverse musical and industry-related guests, game developers and vendors. Holiday Inn on Route 29.  $Prices vary.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 27-28, Saturday-Sunday
SUMMER LAWN PARTY
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Enjoy a lazy, late summer afternoon on the lawn at Historic Bloemendaal. Under the tent, partake in an old-fashioned ice cream social and picnic fare against a nearby backdrop of ragtime music and historical bicycle displays and demonstrations. Relax as a barbershop quartet strolls and serenades, try out a summer 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 30, Tuesday
SUMMER SHIMMY DANCE PARTY
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Boogie, rock, shake it all about! A fun-filled active 30 minutes of dancing, dancing, dancing. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 24 & 31, Wednesday
LIVING LAB
Virginia Discovery Museum.
Researchers from the Child Development Laboratories at UVA meet each Wednesday afternoon to meet with families and discuss their research while children engage in games and activities as part of current and ongoing studies. Drop by any time between 1pm and 4pm to participate! Virginia Discovery Museum, Downtown Mall.  1-4pm.  $Free with admission.  Email: vcdm@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
September 1, Thursday
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Celebrate the end of summer by staying for an outdoor movie! Kick back on the Terrace Lawn to watch "The LEGO® Movie." Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  8-10pm.  $Regular Garden Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 262-9887. 
 
September 2, Friday
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
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 or Fredericksburg.  Directions: CMoR Short Pump and CMoR Fredericksburg.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 0 to 10.  Contact: Jenna Petrosino.  Email: education@c-mor.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7012. 
 
September 2-5, Saturday-Monday
SUMMER'S END FESTIVAL
Wintergreen Resort.
Featuring top-level regional live music, 151 breweries and wineries, Arts & Craft shows and much more. Bring the entire family for an end of the summer hurrah. Wintergreen Resort.  See website or call for times and rates.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
September 2, Friday
UVA CAVALIER MARCHING BAND OPEN REHEARSAL
University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music.
Bring a picnic and watch the UVA Cavalier Marching Band as they prepare for their halftime shows, weather permitting. Parking is available at Culbreth Road Parking Garage, the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage, and the Central Grounds Parking Garage. There is limited street parking on University Avenue. Carr's Hill Field.  Directions: at the corner of Emmet and Ivy roads.  6:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3052. 
 
September 3, Saturday
4-H BABYSITTER TRAINING
Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H.
Learn about babysitting through a day-long certification course. Learn the basics and safety skills while also being shown fun ways to get children up and moving both indoors and out. Snacks included! Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: Room A.  8am-3pm.  $10.  Contact: Nancy Bishop.  Email: nancyb63@vt.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 872-4580. 
 
September 3, Saturday
8TH ANNUAL BAKING CONTEST
Saunders Brothers Farm Market.
Enter your favorite recipes for the following categories: Apple Pie, Apple Dessert, Peach Pie, and Peach Dessert. Professional judges will be choosing winners. Live music by Kim and Jimbo. 2717 Tye Brook Hwy, Piney River.  9am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5455. 
 
August 26-September 3
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FAIR
Come celebrate Chesterfield County's heritage and culture with various grandstand shows, rides, entertainment, food and more! Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.  $10 admission for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children ages 4-12, wristband prices vary.  Email: ccfainformation@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 768-1555. 
 
September 3, Saturday
HOOFING WITH THE HERD 5K
Legacy Mustang Preservation.
Come out and hoof with our wild horse herd within their 251 acre breathtaking sanctuary. Natural terrain, gravel roads, rolling green pastures, 3 lakes, and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Courses include 5K, 1 mile and a Pony Path. Join us for after event party with music, food and hay ride to meet the mustangs. Help Legacy Mustang Preservation preserve the dignity of America's Wild Horses! People Helping Mustangs. Mustangs Helping People. The Scottsville Sanctuary.  8:30am packet pickup, 10am race.  $15-$35.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 3, Saturday
ORANGE STREET FESTIVAL
Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
The event will feature over 150 vendors, kids fun zone, live music and beer garden in Taylor Park. Burnt Orange will play the final live performance from 4-6pm after the festival closes. Main Street in Orange.  9am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
August 26-September 3
SHENANDOAH COUNTY FAIR
Come out and enjoy tractor pulls, demo derbies, concerts and more! See website for complete schedule of events. 300 Fairground Road, Woodstock.  $Prices vary.  Email: teshelman@shencofair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-459-3867. 
 
September 3, Saturday
TASTE OF THE MOUNTAINS STREET FESTIVAL
Madison Chamber of Commerce.
Come out for the 24th annual festival with live entertainment, shopping, wine tasting, food vendors, pony rides, antique cars and more. Main Street Madison.  Directions: Madison is located just 27 miles north of Charlottesville on Route 29.  9am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-4455. 
 

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