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Earth Day Staunton

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - April 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with the entire family at Earth Day Staunton at the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand. This year’s theme is, “SOS--Save Our Species.” Enjoy kid-oriented activities such as crafts and games. Kiss a fish; see a beehive; look through a solar telescope; take home some native plants and trees; and learn how to save […]

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Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Tom Tartaglino

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - May 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Art on the Trax at Creative Framing & The Art Box will be hosting demos and an opening reception on May 11th to celebrate the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival! If you’re feeling inspired, at 12PM stop by as you visit other local venues for a demonstration on pour painting using Golden pouring mediums, an […]

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Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative

January 16 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 12:00 pm

Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative 8AM to 12PM. Under the big white tent, a producer-only market featuring live music, fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, fine crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. Live music to be announced. Open every Saturday through October 26, 2019. 804-761-7581. 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, […]

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Wild Virginia Wild and Scenic Film Festival

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - May 1 @ 9:30 pm
$15 - $30

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival brings together a selection of films that tell stories about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love them, play in them and defend them. They open our eyes and hearts to fantastic experiences in remarkable places. These films introduce attendees to […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Open Studio Opportunities

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 9:00 pm
$60

Open studio opportunities in the Virginia Ross Education Studio are available to printmakers and ceramic artists. Access to top of the line clay and printmaking equipment and space to work will be furnished for $60 per quarter. Apply on line at www.SVACart.com.

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Art Sparks: Lunch Preview

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - April 24 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Check out the newest FREE program: ART Sparks: Lunch Preview. Joy Tartter, SVAC studio artist, will be on hand every Wednesday at noon with a preview of a new art instruction video. Bring a brown bag lunch and settle in to watch the screening. Maybe your interest will be *sparked* and you will be inspired […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Weekly Painting Group

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 25 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Weekly Painting Group is a meeting of artists who want to paint! The group will gather at SVAC most Thursdays, 10am – 12pm. Take advantage of your fellow artists for inspiration and light critique, if you are interested. Come relax, share ideas or techniques, and independently work in the medium of your choice! Please call […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Exhibits

April 6 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Free

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of April, is exhibiting in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery the artwork of Sandra Luckett. Awakening is a multi-media exhibit that is a monument to spiritual rebirth. Luckett states that the concept arose from her grief over our current “collective experience.” She finds our world feels hateful and the […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Class: Saturday Art for Kids

April 6 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 12:00 pm
$15

For the young artist, the ever popular Saturday Art for Kids is designed as a program that expands upon art offered in school or as an art experience for the home schooled. The classes are taught by artists who are amazing with kids. All supplies and snacks are included for children ages 6 – 10. […]

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12:18 am

“Sneak Peek” – Wild and Scenic Film Festival Preview

April 11 @ 12:18 am - 7:15 pm
$5

Wild Virginia and the Tom Tom Festival are teaming up to bring you a taste of what's in store at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival this year. If you've never been to the Festival, this is your chance to see what all the excitement is about. If you already love the festival, here's a […]

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8:00 am

Quarry Gardens at Schuyler guided walk

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free — Donation suggested

Sign-up to reserve a weekend tour of native plant communities and soapstone quarrying artifacts along the main trails. Offered most weekend between April and November.

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6:00 pm

Beer Class at Devils Backbone

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beer Class at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. 6PM to 7PM. Join Brewery Manager Aaron Reilly in the Summit for a beer class to learn about malts and their affect on the brewing process. If you joined us for Beer 101 in January, this is a great opportunity to dive in deeper and enhance your knowledge […]

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