Thursday, August 9, 2007

Events in Charlottesville & Central Virginia This Weekend (August 10-12)

Tuesday-Saturday, August 7-11
AUGUSTA COUNTY FAIR
Livestock, concerts, rides, tractor pulls, a demolition derby, a rodeo and more at this fun country fair! Fishersville, VA. Directions: Augusta Expoland. I-64 to exit 91, South Rt 608, right on Expo Rd.. approx. noon - 11pm (call for each specific day's hours). $5 for everyone except children 6 and under free. All ages welcome. Email: acfair@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-245-5627.

Friday, August 10
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE
The Terri Allard Band; FREE; http://www.terriallard.com; show begins at 5:30pm, all ages welcome. Terri Allard has an extraordinary talent for capturing the human spirit in her songs. With power-packed vocals and infectious energy she has the uncanny ability of moving her audiences to pin-drop silence. The Virginia based singer-songwriter has taken her rootsy blend of folk, country, and acoustic pop to countless clubs, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S. Directions: Charlottesville Pavilion, on the east end of the Downtown Mall.

Friday-Saturday, August 10-11
SOUND OF MUSIC
Ash Lawn Opera Festival. Maria, an uncertain postulant at the nearby abbey, goes to the home of Captain von Trapp as governess to his seven motherless children. Though the bereaved captain is seeing the wealthy Elsa Schraeder, he and Maria soon find themselves in love with each other. With the Nazi takeover of Austria imminent, Maria devises a daring scheme for the family's escape through the hills – to the sound of music. Ash Lawn-Highland. Doors open at 6pm. Shows begin at 8pm. $16-$26. All ages welcome. Email: info@ashlawnopera.org. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/979-0122.

Friday, August 10
MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT 214 COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
The 214 Community Arts Center partners and volunteers present an evening of great musical variety in celebration of the first year of operation. 8pm, suggested donation $10 at the door. 214 Rugby Road. 434/409-9631.

Saturday, August 11
PANCAKE BREAKFAST & FUNDRAISER AT APPLEBEES
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. Please join the Student National Medical Association of the University of Virginia for a delicious pancake & sausage breakfast fundraiser and benefit at the Applebee’s Restaurant, Bar, and Grill located at 571 Branchlands Blvd in Charlottesville. The cost of breakfast is FREE; donations will be accepted. There will also be raffle prizes to be given away. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Bone Marrow Foundation. Come out and join us for some food, family, and fun!

Saturday, August 11
CATS PAJAMA PARTY
At our cats pajama party kids can put on their pajamas and come get a free haircut, dress up, sing some Karaoke with Jeff, the DJ to Go, and visit with the many kittens and cats that need new homes. Adoption specials: adult cats $10; kittens $45. Put on your pajamas and come find someone who loves you at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Noon-6pm. Berkmar Drive. 434/973-5959.

Saturday, August 11
OLD MILLS TRAIL ADVENTURE HIKE
Charlottesville City Parks and Albemarle County Parks.Guided hiking adventure from Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center at Darden Towe Park into unknown territory. Family adventurers welcome! Darden Towe Park. 8:30am. $free. All ages welcome. Contact: Chris Gensic. Email: gensic@charlottesville.org. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/970-3656.

Saturday, August 11
PLAYING AT THE PARK WITH BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH
Families are invited to come play at Belmont Park in Charlottesville. There will be games (that include the sprinkler park), crafts, stories, songs, snacks, and lots of fun! 9:30 to 11:30 am. $free. All ages welcome. Bring a towel! Contact: Melanie Anderson. Email: gma2anderson@earthlink.net. For more info call: 434/977-1739.

Saturday, August 11
SUMMER SATURDAYS: THE FROG PRINCE
In Bob Brown's astounding Storybook Series, the story unfolds in front of the pages of a giant pop-up storybook. As each scene ends, the enormous pages turn to reveal the next exciting development in this hilarious adaptation of a battle of wits between a spoiled-brat princess and a clever frog. Ash Lawn-Highland. Directions: Ash Lawn-Highland is located near I-64 and Route 250, 2.5 miles past Monticello on Route 53. 11am. $5 available at the door. All ages welcome. Email: info@ashlawnopera.org. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/293-4500.

Saturday, August 11
THE CARDINAL POINT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery. Live music at the winery. Proceeds benefit a local charity. $10 admission gets you a wine glass and great live music, plus that extra “feel-good” for making a donation to a worthy cause. Directions: I-64W, exit 107. Left on Rt.250W for 4.7 miles. Left onto Rt. 151S for 2.4 miles. Left onto Rt. 638 (Avon Road) for .9 miles. Left onto Rt. 636 (Batesville Road) for .7 miles. Cardinal Point Winery is on your right. 4 to 8pm. $10. Contact: Sarah. Email: contact@cardinalpointwinery.com. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-456-8400.

Saturday, August 11
MA'AT ENSEMBLE: "THE BREATH OF QUICKSILVER DREAMS"
Ma'at Ensemble's premier benefit performance. Come be a part of the exchange between performer and audience that transcends the dance from the earth into the ethereal, moving all who witness it to unique heights for one ephemeral moment that will never come again. 7:30pm, $20/adults, $15/students. Play On! Theater 983 Second St. in the Ix building. 434/227-7592.

Sunday, August 12
EVENING OF BLUEGRASS AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN
Graves Mountain Lodge. Featuring the family band that's sweeping the nation, Cherryholmes. Also featuring: Dark Hollow Blue Grass band and Jackass Flats. Graves Mountain Famous Foods will be available with Rib-eye Steak Dinner with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, & Baked Apples for $15. PLUS Bar-B-Que, Wing Dings, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream & Funnel Cakes. Graves Mountain Lodge. Directions: 29N to Rt 231 in Madison, go 5 miles to Banco and turn left on rt. 670 and drive 4 miles to the Lodge. 4pm. $15. All ages welcome. Email: info@gravesmountain.com. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-923-4231.

Sunday, August 12
MEET THE ARTIST: GARNER TAKAHASHI-MORRIS
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church opens an exhibition of mixed-media collages by Garner Takahashi-Morris, which will remain on view through September 2. Meet the artist at an opening reception today at 11am. 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville. 434/293-8179.

Sunday, August 12
LA BOHEME
Ash Lawn Opera Festival.In an unheated garret in the Latin Quarter of Paris a hundred years ago, a poet, a painter, a musician, and a philosopher live their dramatic lives, shivering and hungry when times are tough, but flamboyantly happy, generous, and romantic when fortune favors them. Their laughter fills the streets and sidewalk caf├ęs of the Left Bank. The riveting story of the volatile, struggling lovers, Rodolfo and Mimi, bursts forth with operatic passion. Ash Lawn-Highland. Doors open at 6 PM. Shows begin at 8pm. $16-$26. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/979-0122.

Sunday, August 12
ROW FOR THE GOLD
8th annual Row for the Gold canoe race event raises money for Special Olympics Virginia. Sign-ups for teams are still accepted for this year's event. If you would like to participate, you can take part in many ways. You can form a team, donate prizes, or volunteer your time to help with the event. Together we can make a difference for Special Olympics Virginia. elkton to shenandoah. 2 to 6pm. All ages welcome. Contact: Kelly Truxell. Email: row4thegold@ntelos.net. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 540-290-2333.

Sunday, August 12
WINGED WONDERS: SUMMER BUTTERFLIES
Learn to identify Ivy Creek’s butterflies on a walk with Mike Scott at the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Mike will lead a brief identification workshop before the walk. Meet in the Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area. Directions: Earlysville Road/Route 743. 1pm. $free. All ages welcome. For details, please click this link. For more info call: 434/973-7772.

Have a fun weekend!
Karen
www.move2va.com

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