Night at the Museum with Gallatin Canyon
5 to 9 p.m. Thursday
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
This month’s after-hours entertainment will come from Charlottesville bluegrass band Gallatin Canyon. The beer is from Champion Brewing Company; the wine comes from Ankida Ridge Vineyard in Amherst. Look for a variety of food trucks, plus a children’s area filled with Australian-themed activities. While you’re there, take the Flat Chat Tour, which is a 10-minute talk about a work currently on display. If you don’t have a membership, sign up at the door for $25 per household; that’ll bring free admission to Night at the Museum all summer, among other perks. $5. kluge-ruhe.org/event/night-museum-gallatin-canyon/.
Third Thursday Summer Concert Series
5 to 9 p.m. Thursday
Depot on Commerce Street in Culpeper
The Entertainers will bring a classic mix of Carolina beach music tunes with rhythm and blues and the latest hip-hop sounds to the annual outdoor concert series, which is presented by Culpeper Renaissance. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes, but leave pets and coolers at home. Coming up in the series will be Souled Out on July 18 and The Reflex ’80s tribute band on Aug. 15. The children’s corner will offer a moon bounce and a variety of lawn games. Picnic baskets are welcome, and there will be food vendors on hand, including Asian Taste, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burnt Ends BBQ, Moo Thru Ice Cream, Perfect Pop, Rob’s Country Kitchen and Taco VIP. $7; $5 advance; free for children. culpeperdowntown.org; (540) 825-4416.
Nature Photography Workshop
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Ivy Creek Natural Area
The field-based workshop is led by Steven David Johnson, who is professor of visual and communication arts at Eastern Mennonite University. The class will cover composition and storytelling, macro- and telephoto techniques, an introduction to stream photography using underwater cameras and the art of using photography for conservation advocacy. The workshop is suitable for all experience levels and all kinds of cameras. $40; $30 for friends or members of Ivy Creek Foundation. ivycreekfoundation.org.
Field Day 2019
Albemarle Amateur Radio Club
2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday
Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company in Earlysville
Field Day is a national exercise in which amateur radio operators make contact with colleagues across the country to show how vital communications can continue in the midst of natural disasters or technical difficulties. It’s a great chance to introduce these skills — and the camaraderie ham radio operators experience as well — to young enthusiasts, and a radio will be reserved for visitors of all ages who’d like to try making contact themselves. The battery-powered radios have provided essential help during hurricanes, floods and other emergencies; after a fiber-optic line was cut three years ago, for example, local ham radio operators helped provide communication for local fire departments. All of the equipment will be running on generator and solar power to help simulate the challenges of operating during a power outage. Free. albemarleradio.org.
Afton After Hours with Jimmy O
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Afton Mountain Vineyards in Afton
Start your weekend with a laid-back outdoor dinner from the Cote-Rotie and 106 Street Food trucks and settle in for the stylings of the versatile Jimmy O. Afton will have its award-winning wines available so you can relax and toast the sunset. Mark your calendars for upcoming dates in the series: Bobby Midnight Band will perform on July 27, and Lewis McGehee will play for the season finale on Aug. 24. (If the sunsets win you over, check the website for details of the Sunset Saturday series on July 6 with Crozet Jam Band, Aug. 3 with Erin Lunsford and Sept. 7 with Will Overman.) $5. aftonmountainvineyards.com; (540) 456-8000.
Kids on the Farm
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Saunders Brothers Farm Market in Piney River
Children can learn how to make peach freezer jam with summer’s fresh peaches. Every step of the process is covered, from preparing the peaches to taking home a freshly made jar of jam. $8 per child. Pre-registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 277-5455, Ext. 37.
6 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday; runs through June 29
Masses Mill Ruritan Club in Roseland
Rides, games and summer fun will help drum up support for community organizations and build community camaraderie. Bingo will be offered each night. There’s no entrance fee, but parking donations to the Piney River Fire Department are appreciated. massiesmillruritan.com; (434) 277-8586 or (434) 277-8325.