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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

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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Seafood and Brews at Devils Backbone

May 2, 2000 @ 8:12 pm - May 2, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Seafood and Brews at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Come celebrate the finest craft beer, live music, and regionally inspired seafood dishes Virginia has to offer. We will have a variety of seafood from Virginia vendors and a pop-up beer tasting with Virginia breweries as well as live music. Fee. Crossroads of Route 151 and Route […]

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Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - May 1, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 30, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

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

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Art Sparks: Lunch Preview

April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - April 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

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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6:30 am

Run for Autism 5K

April 13, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

The Run for Autism 5K is Charlottesville’s oldest and best traditions. Now in it’s 20th year, the event features a ¼ mile Kids’ race starting at 7:30AM, a family friendly 5K run/walk loop through scenic neighborhoods around Charlottesville High School, and “more smiles per mile” than any other race around. Music, refreshment, and prizes all […]

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9:00 am

Piney River Triathlon at Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Piney River Triathlon at Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail. 9AM to 2PM. Short Race … Long on Fun! Race solo or as a team of 2-4 people. Run 1.5 miles, paddle .75 mile, bike 2.5 miles. Pre-registration recommended, not required. Registration 9AM to 11AM, race 11:30AM to 2PM. Fee includes entry. Sponsored by Nelson County […]

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Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue “Pit of Dreams” Mud Bog

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue “Pit of Dreams” Mud Bog. Gates open 9AM. First truck in the mud 12 Noon. Ends 6PM. Fee. Food available for purchase. Family fun. No alcohol or pets allowed. In event of inclement weather call 540-456-6465. 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA, 22920.

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10:00 am

Toddler – Kindergaren Open House

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come explore Waldorf education! Our Parent-child, toddler, nursery, and kindergarten rooms will be open for play and exploration. Teachers will be available to answer questions, and children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Learn about how we honor the needs of the young child while laying the foundation for later academic work, within a play-based […]

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11:00 am

Spring Fling at The Virginia Distillery Company

April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Spring Fling at The Virginia Distillery Company. 11AM to 6PM. Sip our cocktails from our Spring menu and enjoy live music by the Mike Clem and Andrew Green Duo 2PM to 5PM. Food truck details coming soon. Book our Virginia Whisky Experience tour in advance. Join us the 'Second Saturday' of each month for a […]

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3:00 pm

Whiskey is Coming-A Game of Drinks at Silverback Distillery

April 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Whiskey is Coming-A Game of Drinks at Silverback Distillery. 3PM to 6PM. The night is dark and full of whiskey, so take the black and visit us for a GOT-themed party the day before the Season 8 Premier. We will have House-themed drinks, food trucks and more! 540-456-7070. 9374 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA, 22920.

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8:00 pm

Community Dance at Massies Mill Ruritan Club

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Community Dance at Massies Mill Ruritan Club. Doors open 8PM. Live music by Sweetwater. 9PM to 1AM. Fee. 21 and older. All proceeds are donated to community groups and causes. Club building phone: 434-277-8586 (during meetings or events). Club president phone: 434-277-8325. 5439 Patrick Henry Hwy, Roseland, VA, 22967.

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