“Songs for Positive Change: A Benefit for the Heather Heyer Foundation”
7 p.m. Thursday
Champion Brewing Company
Wild Common will share its New Appalachian sound; listen for frontwoman Davina Jackson, fiddler Nate Leath, drummer Rob Hubbard, bassist Dhara Goradia, keyboard player Bryan Holmes, songwriter and guitarist Brennan Gilmore and rapper Atreyu Jackson. Also performing will be singers and songwriters Michael Clem, Traci Eagle, Michael Croan, Keith Morris, Lori Strother and Emily Julia Kresky. Together, they’ll raise funds for the Heather Heyer Foundation to provide scholarships for young people pursuing careers that can promote social change, including law, paralegal studies, social work and education. $20-$18. frontporchcville.org.
Thursday through Saturday
Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Look for games, rides, music and family entertainment at the Afton fire department. On Saturday, pit-cooked chicken will be available. (540) 456-6465.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
IX Art Park
What do Curious George and Cubby the WVPT Bear have in common? They’ll be on hand to meet children and their grownups at Family Day, an event presented by local PBS stations WVPT and WHTJ. There will be plenty of hands-on activities, magic, face painting, food trucks, music — and free children’s books to take home. ideastations.org.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
James Madison’s Montpelier
Montpelier is joining forces with the Orange County African American Historical Society to mark Juneteenth with a traditional libation ceremony, music, historical re-enactors, storytellers, authors, wagon rides and other activities. The Barbeque Exchange will serve a buffet lunch for $14 per person. Picnics also are welcome. There will be free walking tours, too — the “Montpelier’s Enslaved Community” tour at 1 and 3 p.m. and archaeology tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free. montpelier.org; (540) 672-2728.
“Cinderella (Saves the World)!”
2 p.m. Saturday
Local young people have been studying with professional artists from Compass Creative Dramatics to prepare a full-length musical production of Cinderella and the challenges she faces when the local superhero league starts searching for new recruits. $10.50; $5.50 youths. theparamount.net; (434) 979-1333.
Jimmy Fortune and Friends
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday
Rockfish Valley Community Center
Jimmy Fortune, Bennie Dodd and Joey Davis will perform “The Bypass,” a song Davis wrote in 1969, in the aftermath of Hurricane Camille, and “Why Did You Leave Me, Camille?” All proceeds will benefit the Nelson County Historical Society’s efforts to maintain and expand its Hurricane Camille-related materials. nelsonhistorical.org; (434) 263-8400.
Wine Till Nine Date Night
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Brent Manor Vineyards in Faber
Leave the youngsters and pets at home; this evening is just for you. Tara Mills and Jimmy Sterling will provide the music, and a food truck will be available. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating comfort at the rain-or-shine event. brentmanorvineyards.com; (434) 826-0722.
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday
Lavender expert Annie Baggett will share all kinds of knowledge about lavender to help you grow it successfully yourself and make the most of homegrown lavender in soothing and delicious ways. She’ll explain which varieties of lavender grow best in Virginia and demonstrate how to make a simple lavender syrup that will add summer love to all kinds of recipes. All workshop materials and a catered lunch are included. $90. pharsaliaevents.com; (434) 277-5231.
Summer Movie Series: “Mary Poppins Returns”
4 p.m. Tuesday
Head to the second-floor game room to see the family-friendly screening. Popcorn and some treats from Camp Ten Four will be available. graduatehotels.com.