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Art and Country
Through - June 30, 2015
Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum 400 Worrell Dr, Charlottesville, VA

The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Details.
Swannanoa Palace Open House
June 6 - 7, 2015
Swannanoa Palace 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton, VA
Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May's relationship in places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley's fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Details.
Step Into Mystery
June 8 - August 10, 2015
3 Notch'd Brewing Co 946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA
A Unique chance to become part of the mystery, not just an observer! You ARE the detective, trying to solve the crime. Upon entering, you will become a character in the event. You don’t just watch the action, you ARE the action. Talk to others and find out what they know. Details.
19th Annual Historic Landscape Institute
June 14 - 19, 2015
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA

This one-week course uses Monticello’s gardens and landscapes and the University of Virginia as outdoor classrooms for the study of historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, field trips, and practical working experiences provide an introduction to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration, and historical horticulture. Details.
Father’s Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort
June 19 - 21, 2015
Wintergreen Resort 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA

This Father’s Day start a new tradition and celebrate this special holiday at Wintergreen Resort. We will have all kinds of family fun planned. Treat Dad to a day of rest and rejuvenation with one of our Spa treatments, just for the guys! Details.
Birth of Democracy Festival
July 4, 2015
Democracy Vineyards 585 Mountain Cove Road, Lovingston, VA

All day music, food and wine tastings. Food available for purchase. Once a vibrant apple operation, a portion of the orchard has been cleared and planted with six varietals for wine grape production. Today, Democracy Vineyards grows Viognier, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Chambourcin and Merlot Details.
The Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2015
Culpeper, Virginia

The Independence Day Celebration is a safe, fun, and affordable event that represents not only our heritage, but also a strong sense of community spirit. The day's events will include a 5K race, youth sporting events, patriotic speeches, a festive parade, CRI's 4th of July Car & Bike Show, food and craft vendors, amusements for children and adults, a band and of course FIREWORKS that will delight everyone! Details.
Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
July 6 - August 2, 2015
Wintergreen Resort Route 664 Wintergreen, VA

Living innovators will be celebrated, but the emphasis will be on innovation during the past 1,000 years. As always, there will be the familiar and the unfamiliar. There will be something for everyone, including orchestra concerts, jazz performances, seminars, kids programming, cooking classes, nature-related events and so much more! Details.
Annual Pig Roast at Horton Vineyards
July 11, 2015
Horton Vineyards, 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA
Live music, meal with all the fixin's and wine tasting make this our best event of the year. Food available from 11:30am - 2pm. Paid reservations required. Details.
Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival
August 1, 2015
Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery 2800 Berry Hill Rd, Nellysford, VA

Music will start at 9:00am with Kim and Jimbo Cary, followed by The Judy Chops at 11:00am. We will finish the day with awesome bluegrass music by The James River CutUps. A catered lunch will be available for purchase provided by Rick's BBQ featuring a pulled pork BBQ platter beginning around noon, while supplies last. Admission is $10 per adult, no exceptions, and children are free with adults. Details.
Spartan Race
August 22, 2015
Wintergreen Resort 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA

Wintergreen Resort, twice named \"Best Ski Resort\" by the readers of Washington Post.com, boasts some of the most thrilling 11,000 acres in the Mid-Atlantic for Spartans to race! Nestled atop the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, it is one of the most challenging courses in the Spartan line-up. Test your mettle on the slopes with 8+ miles of obstacles, hills and barbed wire. Details.
Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler
September 5, 2015
Foxfield 1950 Garth Rd, Charlottesville, VA

The Four Miler supports UVA Cancer Center's Breast Care Program, where multidisciplinary teams are committed to the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast disease. UVA offers state of the art screening, including tomosynthesis (3D mammography), individually tailored breast care, and second opinions. Details.
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
September 11 - 12, 2015
Monticello 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA

Celebrate the legacy of a revolutionary gardener, Thomas Jefferson, during a day of garden tours, hands-on workshops, and the Grand Preview Dinner with Joel Salatin to kick off the sixth annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. Details.
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival
September 26, 2015
Lee Park Downtown Charlottesville, VA

This free, outdoor celebration of a healthy and humane lifestyle brings together diverse individuals and organizations who want to make the planet a more healthy, sustainable, and compassionate place for all. The festival includes delicious, free vegan food samples, restaurant booths, compassionate-living exhibitors, nonprofit and educational organizations, a dog and cat Adoption Fair, a Kids' Area, and much more! Details.
Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials
October 3 - 4, 2015
Montpelier 11407 Constitution Hwy Montpelier Station, VA

The Virginia Border Collie Association (VBCA) holds trials throughout the year where members compete for points. At the end of the year the ten best dog and handler teams in each class are recognized. Details.
Powhatan's Festival of the Grape
October 24, 2015
Powhatan Historic Courthouse Square

Every season brings more opportunities to enjoy national and local entertainment, festival fun amongst our quaint and rural spaces. Nestled in the green countryside, 20 miles west of Richmond, Powhatan County is rich in historic, natural and outdoor recreational resources. Details.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
October 24, 2015
Lee Park E. Market St & 2nd St. NE, Charlottesville, VA

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Details.

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