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July 29, Friday
ARCHERY TAG OPEN PLAY
Come experience Archery Tag. In this adrenaline-filled activity, teams face off with bows and foam-tipped arrows and duck for cover behind inflatable bunkers! 30-minute rounds start at 8:30 sharp. Own Touch Charlottesville, Ruckersville .  8:30pm.  $20.  Recommended for ages 10 to 99.  Contact: Wesley Shelley.  Email: cvillearchery@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 964-6040. 
 
July 29, Friday
MOONLIGHT MOVIES: AMERICAN GRAFFITI
Virginia Film Festival.
George Lucas' coming-of-age film about cruising and the rock and roll culture of 1962 is told in a series of vignettes about a group of teenagers and their adventures over one evening. Based on Lucas' own teenage years in the early 1960s in Modesto, the film features Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and Paul Le Mat as they race around in a Chevrolet Impala. Come early to enjoy an assortment of food trucks, hard cider available for purchase from Bold Rock, and a live DJ from WTJU. IX Art Park.  8:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5277. 
 
July 28-30, Thursday-Saturday
ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
The City of Charlottesville.
Celebrate the rich heritage of people of African ancestry and their contributions to the community, the nation and the world. Enjoy arts displays, parade and community health fair. See website for schedule. Washington Park and Carver Recreation Center.  Contact: Ruby.  Email: globalmresources@yahoo.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825- 0115. 
 
July 30, Saturday
BEACH BLAST 2016
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
A fundraiser for the Nelson County Community Fund and Rockfish Valley Community Center. Live music by Soul Transit Authority. Food and brews by Blue Mountain Brewery. Showcase of area nonprofits, Facepainting, dunk tank, and more! Rockfish Valley Community Center.  4-9pm.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
July 25-July 30, Monday-Saturday
FREDERICK COUNTY FAIR
Horse shows, beauty pageants, petting zoo, concessions, carnival rides and more! See website for admission prices and schedule. Frederick County Fairgrounds, Clear Brook.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-667-8739. 
 
July 29-30, 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: Sylvia Rigsby .  Email: president@louisacountyagfair.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-3275. 
 
July 30, Saturday
MONSTER BOOKMARK CORNERS
Michael's Arts & Crafts.
Encourage summer reading with a cute creature to mark their place! Michael's Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
July 27-30, Wednesday-Saturday
ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL FAIR & HORSE SHOW
Come out for some family fun with carnival rides, games and contests such as the Lip Sync contest, Water Wars and the Cornhole Tournament! See website for admission costs and schedule. Virginia Horse Center .  Directions: 487 Maury River Road, Lexington .  Email: dwork@horsecenter.org . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-464-2950. 
 
July 30, Saturday
STAUNTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Sunspots Studios, WQSV, Union Bank, Staunton Downtown Development Assn.
Performances will include singer-songwriter, Nathan Moore, the Heifetz Institute Hootenanny performers, Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling, and bluegrass banjo legend, Alan Munde of Texas. Bring a chair. No glass containers or alcohol. Sunspots Pavilion.  12-10pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Bring a chair  Contact: Doug Sheridan.  Email: doug@sunspots.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-0678. 
 
July 30, Saturday
UNDER THE BIG TOP
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Step Right up! Under the Big Top will bring elements of music, movement, art, math and reading to a day filled with circus fun. Children will practice their gross motor skills as they walk the tightrope, exercise their literacy skills with Miss Sheri the Clown during story time, practice fine motor skills with a "popcorn pickup" game, and test their scientific knowledge to create "Elephant Toothpaste." Other activities include balloon twisting, carnival games and music! Children's Museum of Richmond.  10am-4pm.  $Free with admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 474-7062. 
 
Thursdays in July
ALL-COMERS SUMMER TRACK MEET
Charlottesville Track Club.
A summer tradition since 1975 - the Charlottesville Track Club will host a series of races from 100 meters - 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. UVA Track at Lannigan Field.  6-8pm.  $2 (nonmember); $1 (ctc member).  All ages welcome.  Email: charlottesvilletrackclub@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
July 27-31, Thursday-Sunday
FLOYDFEST
Across-the-Way Productions.
A 4-day celebration of music and art at the Blue Cow Pavilion in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring more than 50 performers, artisans and crafters, food offerings, local and regional wines and microbrews. FloydFest .  Directions: Floyd, VA .  $30-$295.  Email: info@atwproductions.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (888) VA-FESTS. 
 
July 28-31, Thursday-Sunday
NIGHT SKIES FESTIVAL
National Park Service.
Night Skies Festival - 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 2, Tuesday
JUGGLER JONATHAN AUSTIN
JMRL- Central Library.
What do you get when you cross a juggler, magician, comedian and unicyclist? The one and only Jonathan Austin! Join JMRL for this fun-filled event as he amazes and delights with his incredible talent and humor. JMRL- Central Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 3, Wednesday
A VIEW FROM THE TOP
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Take a peek into the lives of birds of prey, the animal kingdom's most successful hunters, and even meet one in person! The Wildlife Center of Virginia will present about the fantastic tools these magnificent predators have and reveal what they can teach us about the world they inhabit. JMRL- Crozet Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
August 3, Wednesday
A VIEW FROM THE TOP
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Take a peek into the lives of birds of prey, the animal kingdom's most successful hunters, and even meet one in person! The Wildlife Center of Virginia will present about the fantastic tools these magnificent predators have and reveal what they can teach us about the world they inhabit. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  2pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 3, Wednesday
SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS WITH JAY JAMES
JMRL- Central Library.
Just in time for the Olympics, come hear popular sports personality Jay James discuss the highlights and challenges of working in the sports media world. For all ages. JMRL- Central Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 3, Wednesday
TECH PETTING ZOO WITH LINDEN LAB
JMRL- Central Library.
Drop by to learn about the latest in virtual reality with special guests from Linden Lab. They will share what they do as virtual entertainment developers and demo the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Then try out some of the library's tech toys like an Ozobot mini-robot and the 3-D Doodle Pen. JMRL- Central Library.  2pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 10 to 15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 3, Wednesday
URBAN SURVIVAL 101
JMRL- Northside Library.
Learn how to survive the concrete jungles of Charlottesville! Grades 6-12. Registration required and begins two weeks before program date. Financial Literacy Workshop with UVa Community Credit Union It's important to learn about money at a young age; and one of the best ways to learn is through a fun activity. Money Adventure gives teens a taste of the real world, complete with a career, salary, and even kids! The adventure begins when they have to buy a house, food, and pay for child care. They may make mistakes, but this is the best place for them to learn from them! JMRL- Northside Library.  5-7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
August 4-6, 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 Highland.  4-10pm Thursday, 10am-10pm 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: 293-2725. 
 
August 4, Thursday
CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Charlottesville School District.
Come listen to the discussions, debates and decisions of the city school board. Booker T. Reaves Media Center at Charlottesville High School.  5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2400. 
 
August 2 & 4, Tuesday & Thursday
FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES: ET
Violet Crown Cinema and the Virginia Discovery Museum.
Grab the popcorn, sit back and relax, and keep cool this summer with a free Family Film Series. 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: 529-3000 . 
 
August 4, Thursday
JUGGLER JONATHAN AUSTIN
JMRL- Northside Library.
What do you get when you cross a juggler, magician, comedian and unicyclist? The one and only Jonathan Austin! Join JMRL for this fun-filled event as he amazes and delights with his incredible talent and humor. JMRL- Northside Library.  4pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
August 4, Thursday
LET'S GO COOK
Monticello.
Join Monticello's garden curator Eleanor Gould for a fun, hands-on, family-friendly cooking class. Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens. The class will then help prepare both sweet and savory recipes that were favorites of the Jefferson family. The reward will be to eat what's been made and take home the recipes. Monticello.  9:30-11:30am.  $12, Children 5-12 $9, Under 5 Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
August 5, Friday
FAMILY ART DROP-IN
JMRL- Northside Library.
Stop by anytime between 10:30 and noon to mold and design your own Olympic medal! All materials provided. For children up to age 12. JMRL- Northside Library.  10:30am-12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
August 5, Friday
MARIO KART 8 JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Are you awesome at Mario Kart? Do you rule the Rainbow Road? Come show off those driving skills. All gaming materials will be provided. Players may remain for the entire tournament and cheer on their friends. For grades 1-5; children under 12 must have a caregiver present. Registration required and begins July 22. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  11am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 5, Friday
MUSIC ON THE STEPS
JMRL- Central Library.
Lunch to the rhythm as the Charlottesville Municipal Band's Brass Quintet serenades you while you munch. Rain location: McIntire Room. For the whole family. JMRL- Central Library.  12pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
August 2-6, Tuesday-Saturday
AUGUSTA COUNTY FAIR
Augusta County Fair.
Tractor pulls, petting zoos, hot dog pig racing, laser tag and more! Augusta Expoland.  See website for schedule.  All ages welcome.  Email: acfair@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-245-5627. 
 
August 6, Saturday
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS
Barnes and Noble.
The mystery of dinosaur extinction is solved! Scientists have plenty of theories about why dinosaurs are extinct, but the UKs bestselling authorillustrator team of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort knows the real answer: The dinos were wiped out in an Underpants War! This wacky celebration of underpants is perfect for reading aloud, and the hilarious antics of T. rex and the gang are endlessly entertaining. Featuring fun, vibrant art and short, rhyming text, Dinosaurs Love Underpants is a prehistoric pleasure parents and kids will want to read again and again Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
August 6, Saturday
C-WELL FESTIVAL
barre.[d] studio.
The first annual outdoor celebration of health and wellness and wholeness. Browse health and lifestyle inspired tents. Wellness practitioners will offer services including therapeutic massages, acupuncture, physical therapy consultations, chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling and blood pressure screenings. There will be free classes all day, including barre, yoga, barre.[d] TOTS, kids dance class and hula hooping. Plus, dont miss the family games and giveaways! Lee Park.  10am-2pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Hanna Dobbels.  Email: info@barredstudio.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 4349732030. 
 
August 6, Saturday
DERBY DAMES TAKE ON CAROLINA ROLLERGIRLS
Charlottesville Derby Dames.
Charlottesville Derby Dames Belmont Bruisers and All Stars take on the Carolina Rollergirls from Apex, NC! This will be an epic double header at the Main Street Arena on the historic Charlottesville DowntownMall. Advance tickets are available at Blue Moon Diner or your favorite derby girl. Charity info coming soon. Want to be one of our charities? Email us at contact@charlottesvillederbydames.com today! Main Street Arena.  3pm.  $12 in advance, $15 at the door, children's discount.  For details, please click this link. 
 
August 6, Saturday
HILL TOP BERRY FARM & WINERY BLACKBERRY HARVEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.
It's an all day event- fun for everyone. Pick your own blackberries (or let the kids) while you enjoy a glass of your favorite Hill Top wine. Winetasting, food and live music. Admission includes logo glass, wine tasting and live music. Food available for purchase. There will be vendors on site with a variety of wares for sale. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.  9am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1266. 
 
August 6, Saturday
MEDALS
Michael's Arts & Crafts.
Kids can create medals just in time for the Olympics! Michael's Arts & Crafts.  10am-12pm.  $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-1072. 
 
August 6, Saturday
MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY OLYMPICS
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Do you love books? Splendiferous! Maybe you have what it takes to be a Library Olympics Champion. Join us for fun book-based competitions to get your book brains whirring. Registration is required and begins July 23. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  3:30pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 9 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 6, Saturday
STORYBOOK SATURDAY
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Who's the fairest of them all? Seymour the Dinosaur, of course! Storybook Saturday invites visitors to meet their favorite literary characters, participate in an interactive story time (complete with dress up!), create their own storybook in the art studio and even take dancing lessons with a princess! Children's Museum of Richmond.  10am-4pm.  $Free with admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (804) 474-7062. 
 
August 1-6, Monday-Saturday
WARREN COUNTY FAIR
Warren County Fair Association.
Come enjoy events including beauty pageants, 4-H events, tractor pulls, a demolition derby, vendors and more! See website for schedule. Warren County Fairgrounds, Front Royal.  $Prices vary.  Email: wcfair@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-635-5827. 
 
August 6-7, Saturday-Sunday
32ND ANNUAL HOMEMADE PEACH ICE CREAM DAYS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Join the Crozet Lions Club for homemade peach ice cream! The proceeds will go towards the Crozet and Western Albemarle communities. Chile's Peach Orchard.  $Prices vary.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
July 9-August 7
BLACKBERRY SEASON BEGINS
Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.
Pick your own blackberries on our beautiful farm. No thorns! Blackberries priced by the quart. Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.  9am-5pm.  Email: hilltop1@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1266. 
 
August 4-7, Thursday-Sunday
FAIRFAX COUNTY 4-H FAIR AND CARNIVAL
Carnival rides, farm animals, tractor pulls, fair food, interactive exhibits and more! See link for schedule of events. Frying Pan Park .  Directions: 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon .  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-324-7329. 
 
July 29-August 7, Friday-Sunday
FREDERICKSBURG AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Come celebrate traditional fair events, contests, entertainment and food for the whole family! See website for schedule and prices. Directions: 2400 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg .  All ages welcome.  Email: jeremy@virginiaaau.net . For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-373-1294. 
 
July 28-31 & August 4-7
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Black Box Players.
Joseph is an approximately 90 min musical extravaganza based on the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis. It features many different genres of music as well as dancing and a whole lot of fun! Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-3148. 
 
August 5-7, Friday-Sunday
SALES TAX HOLIDAY: SCHOOL SUPPLIES & CLOTHING
Purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the Virginia sales tax. For details, please click this link. 
 
August 7, Sunday
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
The Paramount Theater.
The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen! When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of a true love's kiss can save her! The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adults, $5 12 and under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
August 7, Sunday
SUNDAY SUNDOWNS
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Join in another afternoon of fun, with a cookout, music, games and free swimming at Washington Park Pool. Washington Park Pool.  Directions: 1001 Preston Avenue.  3-6pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
August 8, Monday
ANIMALS IN PAJAMAS: A STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
Bring your favorite stuffed pal for a special evening storytime and let your friend spend the night at the library. What will all the stuffed friends do when the lights go out? Tell stories? Sing songs? Play games? You'll find out when you pick them up the next day. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  7pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
August 8-19
JEFFERSON SCHOOL DANCE CAMP
JSAAHC.
Keith Lee Dances-dance camp for boys and girls, 8 years and older (and adults). American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey trained choreographer, Keith Lee teaches ballet and contemporary dance technique. Camp culminates with a performance. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  10am-3pm.  $550.  Recommended for ages 8 to 70.  Contact: Andrea Douglas.  Email: director@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8720. 
 

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