LIVING Picks: Week of March 1-7

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LIVING Picks: Week of March 1-7

NONPROFIT

GenR: Charlottesville launch party
Thursday, March 2

This organization’s inaugural fundraiser supports the International Rescue Committee’s work in helping refugees resettle here and rebuild their lives. $35-75; 6:30-9pm. Old Metropolitan Hall, 101 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rescue.org/event/genr-charlottesville-launch-party

FAMILY

ArtFest in the West
Friday, March 3

This “magical medieval” fundraiser for arts education showcases Western Albemarle High and Henley Middle schools’ jazz bands, student art, WAHS orchestra and more. Includes silent and live auction. 6-9pm. Western Albemarle High School cafeteria, 5941 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. artsinwesterned.org/artFest.html

FOOD & DRINK

Spring Oyster Fest
Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5

Enjoy oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company, live music, Virginia wine and food including fried chicken and chowder, along with a seasonal menu from executive chef Ryan Collins. $5-15, noon-4pm. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Rd., Madison. early mountain.com/events

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Sixth annual Haven 8K
Saturday, March 4

Part of the C-VILLE-athon Race Series, this 8K run/4K walk starts and finishes on the Downtown Mall and winds through scenic neighborhoods. Proceeds benefit The Haven, a shelter that serves 85 homeless and poor people each day. $25-40. 8am. Start at the Sprint Pavilion, Downtown Mall. thehaven.org/haven8k

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