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July 18: Picnic in the Park
Crozet Park will host another Picnic in the Park July 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the picnic is free. Everyone is welcome! Bring your blanket and chairs, your favorite games, and hang out in one of the most beautiful spots in all of Crozet.
Locally owned Blue Ridge Pizza Company will be serving pizza or you can bring your own picnic. Kona Ice will also be on hand.
After the picnic, enjoy movie night at the pool. Bring your swimsuit. Daily pass rates are available: adults: $8; youth/seniors $3.
The last picnic of the summer will be August 15.
July 19: Dulcimer Fun Day at Royal Oaks
The Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Club will host a Dulcimer Fun Day at Royal Oaks Retreat in Love, Virginia, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a free music event designed to celebrate dulcimer string music. Fifty musicians are expected.
Local historian and author Lynn Coffey, a Love resident, will be signing her Backroads books, which chronicle Appalachian life. Books will be available at the Royal Oaks Country Store. Local artists will also be there making mountain crafts.
Food will available from Parkway Deli. Bring chairs and blankets for seating.
Royal Oak is located south of Afton Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 16 (10 miles south of Humpback Rocks Visitor Information Center), 500 feet west of the Parkway on Love Road, Route 814.
July 30: Redbirds Softball Tryouts
The Albemarle Redbirds are hosting tryouts on July 30 at the Western Albemarle varsity softball field. Tryouts will begin at 5:30 p.m. for girls 8U to 10U, and at 7 p.m. for girls 10U to 18U. Contact George Morris at 540-649-1234 or George.email@example.com for more information.