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July 17-21
ARCHAEOLOGY WALKING TOURS: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SITE
Monticello.
Join archaeologists on a 50-minute walking tour of rarely seen parts of the plantation and learn how archeology informs the understanding of the lives of those who lived and worked at Monticello. The tour visits the Monticello UVA Archaeology Field School's ongoing excavation of an early 19th-century domestic site. Monticello.  1:30pm.  $Free with any day pass.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
July 21, Friday
BLOCK PARTY!
Legacy Church - Gateway Church.
Enjoy free hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, bounce houses, cornhole and more. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet others in the community and is sure to be a great night for the entire family. Nathanael Greene Primary School, Ruckersville.  6-8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Aaron Evans.  Email: aaron@gatewayruckersville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 305-9192. 
 
June 9 & July 21, Fridays
BLOCK PARTY: LEGO GATHERING
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Get together with LEGO-minded people and build great things. KEVA Planks will be available on July 21. No registration required. Grades K and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  3-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
July 21, Friday
MAD SCIENCE IN THE MOVIES
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Join Mad Science of Central Virginia for exciting demos and hands-on activities to discover why science is the real star on the big screen. Make your own mini movie flipbooks to take home. Ages 6-12. Registration is required. JMRL - Crozet Library.  11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 21, Friday
MAD SCIENCE IN THE MOVIES
JMRL - Northside Library.
Exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities with Mad Science of Central Virginia allow you to discover why science is the real star on the big screen. Make your own mini flipbooks to take home. Grades K-6. Required registration. JMRL - Northside Library.  2:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 21, Friday
POSITIVE COLLECTIVE AT THE FRONT PORCH
The Front Porch.
Come for a reggae dance party with Positive Collective. The Front Porch.  Directions: 221 E. Water St.  8-11pm.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 242-7012. 
 
July 21, Friday
POTLUCK & QUIDDITCH
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Bring a broom to ride and a dish to share at Crozet Park for a picnic and afternoon of quidditch. Meet in the grass area by the pond. Grades 6-12. Rain cancels. Crozet Claudius Park.  1-3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 7 & 21, Fridays
PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE OBSERVATORY
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
Three telescopes at the McCormick Observatory offer amazing views of our galaxy, weather permitting, along with a slide show and tour. McCormick Observatory.  Directions: From Emmet Street (Route 29) near UVa and Ivy Road (Route 250) turn onto McCormick, follow signs up the hill.  9-11pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 243-1885. 
 
July 21, Friday
TWO TON TRAPEZOID WITH SURPRISE ATTACK
The Ante Room.
Funky jams from space rock group Two Ton Trapezoid. Surprise Attack also performs. The Ante Room.  8pm.  $8.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 284-8561. 
 
July 22, Saturday
14TH ANNUAL SWEET DREAMS FESTIVAL
Augusta County Parks & Recreation.
A free family-friendly event in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Fun activities for kids include contests, a craft tent, rock climbing wall, laser tag and inflatables along with food, entertainment and sporting events for the whole family. Stuarts Draft Park.  9am-4pm; pancake breakfast at 6:30am.  $Free, Fee for Pancake breakfast.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-245-5727. 
 
July 20-22, Thursday-Saturday
33RD ANNUAL MINERAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Shifflett Family Entertainment Inc.
This family-friendly event of bluegrass music will have food available and camping available. Enjoy 3 days of great music. Raffles, prizes and giveaways will add to the fun to be had by all. Mineral, Va.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Contact: George .  Email: gcshifflett@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-3549. 
 
July 22, Saturday
6TH ANNUAL PEACH DAY FESTIVAL
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Enjoy live music from Scuffletown, 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. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 22, Saturday
AFTON AFTER HOURS
Afton Mountain Vineyards.
Food trucks available, picnics welcome. Rain or shine. Bring a chair or a blanket. Wine available for bottle purchase only. Afton Mountain Vineyards.  6-8:30pm.  $5 cover, under 18 free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8667. 
 
July 22, Saturday
BEHIND THE SCENES: ARCHAEOLOGY LAB TOUR
James Madison's Montpelier.
Enjoy this tour highlighting the archaeological discovery process. James Madison's Montpelier.  1pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 22, Saturday
BLACKBERRY DELIGHT
Shenandoah National Park.
An annual event that celebrates the sweet-tart fruit in all its glory. Skyland chefs create these special blackberry-infused dishes, and combine it with a full day of live music, dancing, local crafts, pony rides, and kid's activities to make it a fun day for the entire family! Skyland.  Directions: (mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive).  10am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-847-1919. 
 
July 22, Saturday
KIDS CLUB: SAFARI ANIMAL CANVAS
Michaels Arts & Crafts.
They craft while you shop. Kids 3 and up can make fun safari animal canvas art. Michaels Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
July 22, Saturday
LUCKY DUCKS EVENT
Alakazam Toys.
Children are invited to fish a duck from the pond with a net and look for a number on the bottom to win a prize corresponding to it. One play per child, kids only. Alakazam Toys.  12:30-1:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1717. 
 
July 23, Sunday
4TH 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: 263-5036. 
 
July 22-23, Saturday-Sunday
7TH ANNUAL OL' FASHIONED PEACH FESTIVAL
Carter Mountain Orchard.
The morning starts with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and lots of peaches. Then games, contests, hayrides, face painting, food, wine and hard cider. There will also be a Royal Peach Court Contest for special prizes with categories for ages 5 and under and 6-12. Both days feature pie eating contests for kids ages 12 and under and adults (13+). Carter Mountain Orchard.  Directions: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail.  9am-6pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission & parking.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
July 8-July 23, Tuesday-Sunday
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA SOFT OPENING
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Tickets, food and beverage prices will all be reduced during the soft opening of Charlottesville's newest theater. Films include Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes and Despicable Me 3. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.  $9-16.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 23, Sunday
HEARTMEAT WITH BETHANY FOLMAR-KADER
The Garage.
The Garage.  Directions: 1st Street between Market and Jefferson Streets.  8pm.  Email: samuelpbush@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Now-July 23
IMAGINING ANTIQUITY: ITALIANATE PRINTS
The Fralin Museum of Art.
The 18th century, coincident with what is often termed the Age of Enlightenment, was a period of European history that witnessed a resurgence of an interest in antiquity, specifically in the culture of classical Rome. This exhibition, which showcases a collection of prints recently gifted to the Museum and now on public display for the first time, explores a range of artistic responses to this cultural phenomenon, from the depiction of both contemporary and historical landscapes, to Neoclassical visualizations of ancient mythologies and historical events, to images that speak to the rise of antiquarianism. The Fralin Museum of Art.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3592. 
 
July 23, Sunday
MOJO SWEET POTATO PIE: CHRISTMAS IN JULY SINGALONG AND PIE SHARE
Glass House Winery.
Prepare a favorite pie (if you like) and enjoy live music. The fun group will lead an afternoon singalong with plenty of holiday tunes included. All pies will be set out for sharing. Bring a picnic, friends and families. Glass House Winery.  2-5pm.  $No cover, regular tasting fees.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 19-23, Wednesday-Sunday
ORANGE COUNTY FAIR
Orange County Fair Association.
This old-timey county fair focuses on rural life without the carnival rides. Each day is packed full of contests, shows, crafts, exhibits and music. See website for full schedule. Orange County Fairgrounds.  Directions: 14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange.  All ages welcome.  Email: orangecountyvafair@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-661-5393. 
 
July 23, Sunday
PHANTOGRAM & TYCHO
Sprint Pavilion.
Sprint Pavilion.  $35.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 21-July 23
ROE'IN FOR A CAUSE
LuLaRoe.
LuLaRoe Multi-Retailer fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics. Thousands of items for sale to support these amazing athletes. Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center.  Directions: Next to Old Navy.  10am-6pm Friday & Saturday, 12-6pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Tabitha Johnson.  Email: LuLaRoeTabithaJohnson@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 962-2522. 
 
July 1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Saturdays & Sundays
SWANNANOA PALACE OPEN HOUSE
Swannanoa Palace.
Swannanoa Palace, a $2 million, 52-room 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.  $cash or check only fee.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-5653. 
 
July 23, Sunday
UNCLE DEVIN KIDS CONCERT
Virginia Discovery Museum/Fry's Spring Beach Club.
Jam out with the kids during the Uncle Devin concert at Fry's Spring. Families are invited to come at 4pm to enjoy Fry's Spring's grounds, 3 pools and bar & grill. Fry's Spring Beach Club.  Directions: 2512 Jefferson Park Avenue.  5pm.  $10 per person, $30 per family.  All ages welcome.  Email: fsbcevents@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-4181. 
 
July 24, Monday
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: BRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2004)
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Enjoy a movie and theater-style popcorn and drinks. Age 18+. JMRL- Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 25, Tuesday
BREAKDANCE
JMRL- Central Library.
Join instructor Kangyoon Bae in an introduction to breakdancing. Learn its history and enjoy the routines while learning basic moves. No experience required. Registration is required. JMRL- Central Library.  2-3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
July 25, Tuesday
DRAGONS & DREAMS
JMRL- Central Library.
In a faraway world, two brave villagers try to save an entire kingdom from an Evil Ice Sorceress. Find out about dry ice and changing states of matter through interactive and explosive experiments with fog, bubbles, flying rockets and more. JMRL- Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
July 26, Wednesday
ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS NIGHT
Tom Sox.
Join the Alzheimer's Association as the Tom Sox take on the Winchester Royals. Local celebrities and Alzheimer's care partners will be featured during the ceremonial first pitch. Partake in the 50/50 raffle for a chance to win a signed Tony Bennett basketball and/or a signed Brian O'Connor baseball bat. TomSox field at Charlottesville High School.  7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@tomsox.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 26, Wednesday
CIDER & DESIGN
Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Channel the natural beauty of the Nelson County countryside into your own original piece of artwork with Wine & Design at Bold Rock. Personal and practical instruction with all supplies provided. Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford.  6:30pm.  $35.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
July 12 & 26, Wednesdays
DARE TO DESIGN *STEAM*
JMRL- Central Library.
Build your imagination and hone your design skills with materials that will challenge your mind and creativity. Grades 3-6. July 12: KEVA Construction. July 26: Architectural Design. Registration is required. JMRL- Central Library.  2:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
Wednesdays in July
LIVE MUSIC AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Enjoy live shows held in the original brewpub space. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton.  6-8:30pm.  Recommended for ages 18 to 99.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
July 25 & 26, Tuesday & Wednesday
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS: THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE & THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
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, Wednesday,
SUNSETS WITH SENTARA
Sentara.
Enjoy a night of live music and food with music by Mama Tried and food & refreshments from local food trucks, restaurants and wineries. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.  5:30-8:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
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. 
 
July 27, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE OPERA'S STUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL
Charlottesville-Albemarle middle and high-school students are invited to a free dress rehearsal of Charlottesville Opera's Oklahoma! Oklahoma! tells the story of a romance between a cowboy and a farmgirl. Enjoy this special opportunity for students interested in the arts to have the opportunity to see this story brought to life by professional singers, orchestra players, and dancers as well as local Charlottesville children. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 11 to 18.  Contact: Emilia delGrosso.  Email: emilia@charlottesvilleopera.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-4500. 
 
July 27, Thursday
FANDOM CUPCAKE WARS
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Battle for cupcake supremacy. Design your own cupcake themed after your favorite fandom, add display elements, photograph your creation and vote for the best design. After, eat your creation. Grade 6-12. Registration required. JMRL- Crozet Library.  2-3:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 27, Thursday
GROOVIN' AT THE GREENWAY
Waynesboro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Righteous Friendz perform a free concert with food and drink available from an on-site food truck. Constitution Park, Waynesboro.  6-8pm.  $Free.  Email: seltzersa@ci.waynesboro.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
Second Monday and Last Thursday of each month
LITTLE NATURALISTS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Introduce your 3 to 5 year old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Master Naturalist volunteers will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  Directions: 1780 Earlysville Road.  10-11am.  $Free.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7772. 
 
July 27, Thursday
PIRATES OF THE CHESAPEAKE
Northside Library.
Join the Impressions Theatre as Inspector Clue explores the Chesapeake Bay to try to track down Redbeard the Pirate's missing treasure. Northside Library.  4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
June 21-July 27, 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: 979-7151. 
 
July 13 & 27, 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.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 6 to 11.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 28, Friday
AMAZING ME AT AMAZEMENT SQUARE
Amazement Square.
A night to celebrate kids of all abilities, Amazing Me features an art program and other sensory activities all with adaptive elements to support varying levels of ability. Come join us to meet new friends, build community with other families who have shared experiences and have a fun night out in a safe-space atmosphere. Amazement Square, Lynchburg.  5:30-7:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: visitus@amazementsquare.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
July 7-28, Fridays
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE: JULY LINE-UP
Sprint Pavilion.
July's concerts feature July 7-Erin & the Wildfire, July 14-Big Ray and the Kook Kats, July 21-Corey Harris and July 28-The Pollocks. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-4910. 
 
July 28, Friday
INEDIBLE JEWELRY
JMRL- Northside Library.
Miniatures artist Jessica Partain will cover basic techniques in working with polymer clay to make food items and turn them into earrings or necklaces. At this session you'll make donuts and cake. Grades 7-12. Registration required. JMRL- Northside Library.  2-4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 28, Friday
LADIES NIGHT
Health updates about cancer, community networking opportunities, Fashions from the Motherland by Kenichi Fashions, healthy refreshments by Bonefish Grill Catering. George Washington Carver Recreation Center.  6:30-8:30pm. 
 
July 28, Friday
PAGE TURNERS: KIDS BOOK GROUP
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Discussing: All Four Stars by Tara Dairman, which is about a 6th grader who is accidentally hired as a restaurant critic for a New York newspaper. Stop by the library to get your free copy of the book. Read it on your own and then join other Page Turners for an hour of book club discussion and fun. Registration is required. Ages 8-11. JMRL- Crozet Library.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 29, Saturday
10TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Chihamba.
Held in conjunction with the 28th Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival, the event offers free health screenings and health information. Food, games and raffle prizes. Booker T. Washington Park.  10am-7:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Marie Whitten.  Email: cvillefestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-0115. 
 
July 29, Saturday
28TH 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: 825-0115. 
 
July 28-29, Friday-Saturday
BARRELS, BOTTLES AND CASKS TOUR
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
Bring your friends and family to Thomas Jefferson's retreat for a summertime version of this popular tasting tour and cool off on a hot summer's eve. Begin in the kitchen and progress through the villa with stops along the way to sample different drinks and share insights about summer plantation foods. Non-alcoholic beverages available for visitors under 21. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  6pm & 7pm.  $25.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 534-8120. 
 
July 29, Saturday
BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKOUT
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Get a workout while you learn new dance moves in a fun intro to Bollywood Dance led by Kumud Vanderveer. No prior experience necessary. Ages 14+. Registration requested but walk-ins welcome. JMRL- Crozet Library.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
July 8-29, Saturdays
FAMILIES RUN TOGETHER
Brooks Family YMCA/ Ragged Mountain Running Shop.
This 4-part family running series is open to kids ages 3-12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Kids who participate in 3 of the 4 Saturdays will receive a free t-shirt. Brooks Family YMCA .  8-8:30am.  $Free.  Contact: Meg Klenk.  Email: mklenk@piedmontymca.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 974-9622. 
 
July 29, Saturday
HOPE'S LEGACY A TIME TO RIDE
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue.
Hope's Legacy, a nonprofit horse, pony and donkey rescue is participating in A Time To Ride, a national competition to introduce people to horses. Come visit and get your picture taken with either our miniature horses or our mascot, Donkey. A small donation for the picture is requested. Stonefield Green Market.  8:30am-12:30pm.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: none  Contact: Rosi Beachy.  Email: rosibeachy@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 989-2949. 
 
July 22-July 29
KEN LUDWIG'S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
Heritage Theatre.
A madcap comedy featuring five actors portraying 40 characters. Join the adventure as Sherlock Holmes and Watson comb the moors for clues before the Baskerville curse dooms its newest heir. Ruth Caplin Theatre.  Email: heritage@virginia.edu. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3376. 
 
July 29, Saturday
KIDS CLUB SUMMER PLANTERS
Michael's Arts & Crafts.
Kids craft while you shop. Supplies included. Michael's Arts & Crafts.  10am-2pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
July 29, Saturday
LET'S GO DIG WITH AN ARCHAEOLOGIST
Monticello.
Archaeologists-in-training will dig in a mock outdoor excavation, where they will learn proper field techniques, including excavation, screening and identifying artifacts. Monticello.  10am-12pm.  $12, Children 5-11 $9, Under 5 Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
July 28-29, 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.  $6, 3-10 years $3, 2 and under free.  Contact: Crystal Clough.  Email: information@louisacountyagfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-3275. 
 
June 17, 24 & July 22, 29
TRAILBLAZER MUSEUM TOURS
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Take a tour of the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center lead by a Trailblazer, a student guide who have been trained to provide tours of the Heritage Center's historical and contemporary exhibitions. These tours are a chance to learn about African American history-- both locally and nationally-- through unique works of art, historical documents, and remarkable stories. Tours are at 11AM, 12PM, and 1PM on select Saturdays and last approximately 30 minutes. No admission cost; no RSVP required. See the link for the full schedule of tours. 233 4th Street NW.  11am, 12pm & 1pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 97.  Special Needs Accommodation: Limited seating  Contact: Ellen Blackmon.  Email: education@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8723. 
 
July 29, Saturday
VINTAGE POP-UP MARKET
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Head up the mountain and check out carefully selected vendors and shop for vintage and homemade finds. Carter Mountain Orchard.  9am-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833 . 
 
July 30, Sunday
DJ SHADOW
The Jefferson Theater.
The Jefferson Theater.  9pm, doors open at 8pm.  $25-30.  Email: info@jeffersontheater.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
July 26-30, 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 30, Sunday
GILLIAN WELCH: HARROW AND THE HARVEST TOUR
Sprint Pavilion.
Sprint Pavilion.  7pm, Doors open at 6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 877-272-8849. 
 
July 14-July 30
PIPPIN
Live Arts.
Come see the Live Arts Teen Theater Company musical. Live Arts.  Email: mike@livearts.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-4177. 
 
July 31, Monday
FANTASTIC FANDOM CLUB
JMRL- Central Library.
Hang out and discuss your favorites as the library celebrates Harry Potter's birthday. Debate about hated characters, watch favorites and create a golden snitch to take home. Grades 5-12. Registration is required. JMRL- Central Library.  4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
June 19-July 31, 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. JMRL- Central Library.  9:30am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
May 29-July 31, Final 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 6-12. Northside Library.  6-7pm.  Recommended for ages 11 to 18.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
July 3, 17 & 31, Mondays
TEEN BEGINNERS CODING CLUB
JMRL- Northside Library.
The logic behind coding is broken down and you will work through it together with a professional programmer. Ages 11-18. Registration required. JMRL- Northside Library.  7-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
June 19-July 31, 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. JMRL - Central Library.  10:30am.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 

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