Thursday, June 28, 2007

Central Virginia events & fun this weekend

June 30, Saturday
Louisa County Parks and Recreation.This family-oriented fun fest will offer inflatable moonbounce and slides, carnival style games and prizes, concession, and an opportunity to spend an enjoyable day at Louisa Town Park with your family. There will be balloons for the kids, along with face painting, tattoos, free raffle prizes, and many more fun things to do. Craft and vendor tables will be available for rent. Come out for this fun day of family recreation! Louisa Town Park. 1 to 3pm. $free. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-967-4420.

June 30, Saturday
Crozet Volunteer Fire Department.Come out the annual Crozet Volunteer Firemen's Fourth of July Parade. Summer festival will be held after the parade at Claudius Crozet Park with fireworks by the Crozet Community Association that evening. Claudius Crozet Park. Directions: take Rt 250 west to Rt 240 towards Crozet and follow signs to park. 10am. All ages welcome. Contact: Richard Morris. Email: For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/823-4758.

June 30, Saturday
Wintergreen Nature Foundation.Celebrate summer as the Trillium House is transformed into a family carnival of nature crafts, snacks and games, open from 10am to 1pm. Barefoot Puppets will present Trickster Tales to entertain and enlighten the whole family at 11am. At 1pm, hit the trails for fun games and activities that explore the world of plants and animals that share our mountain. Trillium House. Directions: Nellysford, VA. I-64 west to Exit 107 (Crozet, Route 250). Take Route 250 west to Route 151 south, turn left. Follow Route 151 south to Route 664, 14.2 miles. . 10am to 3pm. All ages welcome. Email: For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/325-8169.

June 28 through 30, Thursday through Saturday
Orange County Boosters Club.3-days of great bluegrass music in historical Orange County, Booster Park, Rte. 20, Orange. Larry Sparks, III Time Out, George Clark & Dixie Flyer, Carolina Road, Larry Gillis, Ralph Stanley II, Bluegrass Brothers, Nothin Fancy, Larry Stephenson, plus more. Free rough camping, food available at the park, rain or shine event, big tent in front of stage. Directions: 11177 Bloomsbury Road,Orange, Virginia. 12 to 11pm Thursday; 10am to 11pm Friday and Saturday. $25 to $30 adults, Children under 12 free with parents, 13-17 half-price. All ages welcome. Email: For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-825-5838.

Saturday, June 30
Expedition: The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center
is open at the Keelboat barn in Darden Towe Park teaching the skills of exploration: knot-making, compass reading, and nature observation, as well as carpentry and boat-building skills such as chiseling and drilling. The 55-foot replica of the Lewis and Clark Expedition keelboat is on display with some recent additions. 10am-2pm. Free. North end of Darden Towe Park past the parking lots. 434/979-2425.

Saturday, June 30
History Hike
The development of the Thomas Jefferson Parkway-- the creation of Kemper Park, Saunders-Monticello Trail, Saunders Bridge-– is an intriguing story full of heroes and drama, creative design, and clever construction. Monticello's Peter Hatch tells the story during a two-hour hike that focuses on the evolution of the project, the historical precedents for the design, and the panorama of practical, political, and human issues that have defined its history. Meet at the Monticello Garden Shop's temporary location. 9:30am. $10. Reservations required. Rt. 53. 434/984-9822.

Sunday, July 1
Land of the Free
Free Union Homemakers' Club hosts the town's annual Independence Day Parade. The patriotic procession starts at the Free Union Church of the Brethren on Rte. 601 and ends at Free Union Baptist Church on Millington Road. Community members are welcome to join the parade or bring a flag and watch. 4pm. Free. 434/973-3835.

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