Living Picks: To-do this week

Photo: Jack Looney Photo: Jack Looney

Festival      

Charlottesville Dogwood Festival carnival opening 

Bring the whole family to the first night of the carnival at this 67th annual event. Enjoy games, rides and more in honor of spring.

Thursday 4/7. Free, 5:30-10:30pm. McIntire Park. 961-9824.

Nonprofit

The Day Soiree

Celebrate nonprofits in the local community with this event that features food, games, music, art and vendors.

Thursday 4/7. Free, 11am-4pm. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. 260-8720.

Health & Wellness

Camp Holiday Trails 5K

This road race is open to both runners and walkers. Proceeds benefit Camp Holiday Trails, a local non-profit that provides a camp experience for children with special needs.

Saturday 4/9. $12-25, 9am. Nameless Field, UVA. campholidaytrails5k.com.

Food & Drink

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail   

Enjoy a weekend of wine, starting with the Monticello Cup awards at The Jefferson Theater Thursday. Top off the fun with a wine-tasting event at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Saturday, feauturing more than 25 local wineries.

Thursday-Saturday 4/7-4/9. $29-80, various times. Downtown Mall. monticello winetrailfestival.com.