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Upcoming Events

May 6: Tea and Fashion at RVCC

The Treasure Chest and Nelson County SPCA will co-host a special afternoon tea and fundraising fashion show Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. Attendees can peruse great thrifty fashion finds and visit with pets who need a new home. Local models and supporters of both thrift stores will be on hand to highlight fashion at affordable prices. Food, prizes raffles, door prizes and gift baskets are being donated by local Nelson County business owners. Rockfish Valley Veterinary Clinic will be on hand to provide a demonstration of best pet care practices.

All of the $5 entry fee will benefit the Rockfish Valley Community Center and the Nelson County SPCA Almost Home Pet Shelter. Online donations can be made thru Facebook :  Rescue Runway Donations. Donations are tax deductible.

May 6: Batesville Day Parade and 10k

The Batesville Ruritans will host the 42nd annual Batesville Day parade and 10K race Saturday, May 6.

The race will start at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 7.

The parade, featuring the Henley Middle School Band and the Charlottesville Municipal Band, will march at 11 a.m.

Field activities following the parade include music by the Central Virginia Blues Society. This year will also feature a tug-of-war rematch of the Crozet and North Garden Volunteer Fire Departments and the grand reopening of the Batesville Market.

For more information, visit batesvilleva.org.

May 13 and 14: Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

Over 120 jury-selected artists & artisan exhibitors will be selling their own handcrafted works at the annual Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival at Claudius Crozet Park, Saturday and Sunday May 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Virginia wine and beer by the glass, live music and entertainment, food, kids’ activities, massage sessions, photo mini-sessions, and more. Tickets available at gate. Adult Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free and parking is free. Rain or shine. No dogs, please.

May 20: Crozet Car Show

The Crozet Car Show is a community event to bring together car enthusiasts while helping to support local charities. This year’s show is Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Claudius Crozet Park. Admission is free. Vehicle entries are $20 and accepted the day of event. Prizes will be awarded for all classes, including motorcycles. For more information, email crozetcarshow@gmail.com.

May 20: Second Annual “Hoop Dreams” Tournament

Registration for the Second Annual “Hoop Dreams” basketball tournament at Rockfish Valley Community Center is now open.  The deadline for team registrations is May 13 for the event on Saturday, May 20 on the RVCC’s new outdoor court.  The rain date for the event is Saturday, June 3.

The 3-on-3 tournament is a fundraising event that will help offset the cost of the new court, which was completed in late 2015. Teams will compete in three age groups: Youth (18 and under); Adult (19-45) and Geezer (46 and up). A maximum of 5 members are permitted per team, and the team registration fee is $100. A limited number of registration fee scholarships are available for Youth teams. RVCC is proud to partner with Bold Rock Cidery again this year in hosting the event.

The tournament will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided for registrants.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase by spectators.  There is no admission charge to watch the tournament games.

Team and event sponsors are still being sought.  For more information, or to register a team, go to the RVCC website: rockfishcc.org and select “Events,” or call 434-361-0100.

May 28: Memorial Day at Piedmont Baptist

Piedmont Baptist Church will be celebrating its annual Memorial Day program on Sunday, May 28 at 3 p.m. The Heavenly Milk and Honey Gospel Group of Palmyra will be in concert. There will also be a “tolling of the bell” in remembrance of departed members and friends. Refreshements will be served after the program. The public is welcome.

June 4: Crozet Orchestra Concert

The last concert of the Crozet Community Orchestra’s  2016-2017 season will be performed Sunday June 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Crozet Baptist Church on Saint George Ave. The opera themed program directed by Philip Clark will feature guest soprano soloist Heather Hightower. On the program are works by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Mozart and more, as well as music from Peer Gynt.

For more information, visit: crozetcommunityorchestra.org.

The CCO is a 501(c)(3) Virginia Non-profit corporation. All donations tax deductible.

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  1. I am missing an event that should be listed: The free Crozet Community Orchestra concert on Sunday March 19 at 4:00 pm at Crozet Baptist Church, featuring Crozet resident flautist Elisabeth Brightbill.

    • Thanks, Ron. This ran in the February issue. I’m sorry space is limited.

      • Our website is currently being redesigned and soon we will have a system for submitting events onto a calendar.

        • Good afternoon. I am helping the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership with publicity for some upcoming events; one of these, the Living Legacy tree-planting project to honor those who died in the Civil War, is planned in Albemarle County for April 16. To whom and where should I send information about this event?

          Thank you!

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