LIVING Picks: Week of June 28- July 4

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Cooking class

Wednesday, June 28

Learn from the master as Rachel Pennington of The Pie Chest demonstrates how to make a summertime favorite—strawberry rhubarb shortcake—in this hands-on class. $55, 6pm. The Happy Cook, Barracks Road Shopping Center. 977-2665.


Choose your charity

Sunday, July 2

Cville Hop on Tours allows you to pick four places to visit from 10 destinations (breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries). Half of the proceeds goes to the charity of your choice. $45, noon-6pm. 1934 Asheville Dr. 218-3565.


Patriotism in the Park

Tuesday, July 4

Bring the whole family for an evening of patriotic fun. Adults will enjoy the food trucks and live music; kids will love the bouncy houses and face painting. And the whole family will have the best fireworks view in town. Free, 5-10pm. McIntire Park, Route 250 Bypass. 970-3589.


Independence Day 5K

Tuesday, July 4

Run or walk to the finish in this Fourth of July race organized by the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville. Proceeds benefit Camp Holiday Trails, a summer camp for children with special health needs. $30, 7:30-9:30am. Sutherland Middle School, 2801 Powell Creek Dr. 971-2094.

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