April 1 – 30: Crozet Trails Events
Starr Hill’s Cheers for Charity benefits the Crozet Trails Crew this month, with $1 of every pint sold helping to promote Crozet Trails.
April 9—Four Kings 4K race at 1 pm, starting and ending at Starr Hill and running along the Crozet Connector Trail. Register at http://starrhill.com/events/four-kings-4k/.
April 13, 7 p.m.—Crozet Jam Band at Starr Hill featuring trail songs
April 22, 10:30 a.m.—Earth Day trail walk leaving from and returning to the Starr Hill parking lot. This will be a two-mile walk on one of the prettiest sections of the Crozet Connector Trail, led by Linda McNeil, a long-time Trails Crew member. A food truck will be available for lunch.
April 8: Pit of Dreams Mud Bog
The Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Pit of Dreams Mud Bog April 8 at 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway in Afton.
The gate opens at 9 a.m. The first truck will go in the mud at noon. Admission is $10 with children 12 and under free with a paying adult.
Concessions available and the event is handicap accessible.
For more information, call (434) 982-8302 or (434)361-1826.
April 8: Second Saturdays
April brings a reunion of four friends showing work together for the second time, with an exhibition titled #fab4painters. Virginia artists Priscilla Whitlock, Krista Townsend, Jesse Coles and Karen Blair will have work at The Art Box through April 26. There will be a reception and a chance to visit with all four artists on Saturday, April 8, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Crozet Artisan Depot will host a reception April 8 from 3 – 5 p.m. to welcome new artists Dinah Bailey, Susan Salomon, Jennifer Knight and Craig Kompelien. Light snacks & refreshments will be served.
Meanwhile, Over the Moon Bookstore and Artisan Gallery at Piedmont Place will host an opening for Paintings by Steve Deupree from 6 – 8 p.m.
Events are free and open to the public.
April 9: Rockfish Valley Kite Festival
The Rockfish Valley Foundation will host its annual kite festival on Sunday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bold Rock Cider Field (1193 Glenthorne Loop). The event is free and open to the public. Food vendors wil be on hand. Free kites and assembly for first 500 children.
April 13: Crozet Jam Band at Starr Hill
The Crozet Jam Band will meet at Starr Hill Brewery for its 15th open jam session April 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Food is served until 9 p.m.
The theme is Support Your Trails Night. The Band will be playing and singing songs about trails and traveling in support of Starr Hill’s generous financial contributions to the Crozet Trails Crew during the month of April. Songs may include King of the Road, I’ll Follow the Sun, The Weight (by The Band), I Walk the Line, City of New Orleans, Take It Easy, These Boots Are Made for Walking, Rambling Man (by Dickey Betts), On the Road Again, Big Yellow Taxi (by Joni Mitchell), and Happy Trails to You (by Dale Evans). Suggestions are welcome.
As in every jam session, the band will also play and sing songs from the 135-page songbook as requested by the participants. Participants are welcome to come up on stage and lead a song!
Jams are open to singers and musicians of any instrument and skill level, so don’t be shy! The goal is community participation and having fun with music. Bring your voice and/or your instrument, or come to enjoy some great beer, food and music!
April 23: Crozet Chorus Presents “The Glory of Love”
The Crozet Chorus will present “The Glory of Love” April 23 at 4 p.m. at Crozet Baptist Church on St. George Ave in Crozet. Directed by Dr. John McCarty, with pianist Tracey Reed, the concert will feature love-themed music including soloists from the community and a guest performance by The Children’s Choir of Central Virginia. Free admission.
April 29: Ruritan Plant/Yard/Bake Sale
The White Hall Ruritan Club is holding its fifth annual Plant/Yard/Bake Sale on two days – Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday April 30, from noon to 3 p.m., at the White Hall Community Building (2904 Brown’s Gap Road, at the intersection of Routes 614 and 810). Plants, all from local gardens, include flowering plants, shrubs, trees, tomatoes and other vegetables, berries, and herbs. Yard Sale items range from jewelry to decorations to kitchen items to furniture. Proceeds will fund local scholarships and improvements to White Hall’s century-old Community Building.
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.