Barracks Road holiday parade
Friday, November 25
The annual parade featuring floats, costumed characters, marching bands, Santa and more starts at Harris Teeter and ends at Kroger. Free, 9:30am. Barracks Road Shopping Center. barracksroad.com/parade
Triple your giving
Through November 26
Virginia Blood Services will donate $1 to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for every donor who visits a donor center or mobile blood drive through November 26. Find a donation center at vablood.org.
Food & Drink
Burnley Vineyards Thanksgiving open house
Friday, November 25-Sunday, November 27
Try new releases from the vineyard, including Rivanna Sunset (blush) and Hot Mulled Wine (spicy Rivanna). Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free; 11am-4pm. Burnley Vineyards, 4500 Winery Ln., Barboursville. (540) 832-2828.
Health & Wellness
Earlysville Turkey Trot 5K and kids half-mile run
Thursday, November 24
This eighth annual event benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. $8-40; kids run starts at 8:30am, and the 5K starts at 9am. 600 Earlysville Forest Dr. charlottes villemultisports.com/earlysville-turkey-trot/.