LIVING Picks: Week of August 23-29

LIVING Picks: Week of August 23-29

NONPROFIT

Splash 4 a Cure 5K

Saturday, August 26

Get your sweat on during a 5K and then jump into a pool party, all for the Ishan Gala Foundation, which supports families of children who have cancer. Free-$45, 7:30-11am. ACAC, 200 Four Seasons Drive. 234-4644.

 

FAMILY

National Dog Day

Saturday, August 26

Bring on puppy cuddles for the family, with glasses of vino for adults. Live music from guitarists Robin Tolley and Gene Temple, and special treats for four-legged family members. Free admission, 2-4pm. Democracy Vineyards, 585 Mountain Cove Rd., Lovingston. 263-8463.

 

FOOD & DRINK

Food and wine pairing

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27

In-depth tastings of current wines paired with a seasonal menu of farm-fresh gourmet small plates. Limit 10 per session; RSVP required. $39, 1pm. DuCard Vineyards, 40 Gibson Hollow Ln., Etlan. (540) 923-4206.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Fee Free Day

Friday, August 25

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday with free entry into Shenandoah National Park. Breathe in the outdoors and enjoy adventures all day long, whether it’s climbing a mountain or taking a dip in a swimming hole. $25 per car. 1-800-VISIT-SV.

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