The Crozet Car Show

The Crozet Car Show is held annually to help raise funds for local area non-profits.  This year, the show will benefit the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad.  The event will be held and hosted by Pollak Vineyards.  To enter a car in the show, please make a $20 tax deductible donation to the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad either online at or a cash donation at the gate the day of the event.  If making an online donation, please printout a copy of your receipt so we may register your car in the event.  Spectators are free!

This event will have a food truck, music, DJ, raffle, with wine tastings available.  For car entries, the first 100 car owners will receive dash plaques.  There will be 11 classes judged, plus other awards for entrants.  All types of cars and trucks are welcome!

For more info, check us out on Facebook at or e-mail [email protected] .

“Cheers for Charity” Kickoff Party for the Trails Crew

Starr Hill Brewery will donate $1 for every pint of beer purchased at the Crozet brewery in April. Help get the fund off to a good start at our kickoff party. Get to know the trails and the trails crew. Food, drink, and maps–maybe even prizes! But fun conversation is guaranteed.

Bike Maintenance Demo to benefit Crozet Trails Crew

“Cheers for Charity” at Starr Hill Brewery: The Trails Crew will receive $1 for every pint of beer sold during April.  So here is another opportunity to drink beer, plus learn how to take care of your bike. Cor, owner of Crozet Bike Shop, will teach us some simple bike maintenance. Door prizes — you could win a free bike tune-up. Why not ride your bike to the brewery — you know you don’t want to be doing your taxes.

Fore Kids Golf Tournament

What: Fore Kids Golf Tournament

When: Thursday, Sept. 21. Shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Cost: $320/team of four. Boxed lunches will be provided.

How to signup: Form a team of four and signup by clicking on the green Fore Kids Golf Tournament button on or contact Will Merritt ([email protected]).

The Fore Kids Golf Tournament is open to all golfers and is hosted by VDOT’s Culpeper District Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign  (CVC) Committee, which is a voluntary charitable giving program for state employees that raises funds for numerous nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations throughout the state of Virginia.

This tournament will benefit Piedmont CASA, which provides and supports trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Last year, they served 294 boys and girls – more than ever before. Research shows that children with CASA Volunteers spend less time in court, less time in foster homes, obtain more medical care, do better in school, and find safe and permanent homes faster – all keys to breaking the debilitating cycle of abuse and neglect. No other organization performs this service and they do not charge fees.


Blue Ridge Food Bank Drive in Crozet

From a reader:

I recently talked to the local Blue Ridge Food Bank, and they desperately need many items. They especially need canned meat (tuna, spam, salmon…). Therefore I am organizing our first canned food drive for Old Trail, otherwise called a “Meat ‘n Greet!” We are planning on meeting Saturday November 14 from 9-11am at Trailside Coffee. At that time please bring some canned food to give to Blue Ridge Food Bank. If you are unable to make it this Saturday, I will leave the box out the following week. Here are some suggestions of things that are always needed:

Canned meat!!!

Peanut butter and jelly


Canned fruit

Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping all those that need a little extra support these holidays. We look forward to seeing you there!

While the author says “Old Trail” I’m saying “Crozet.”

Charlottesville Pie Fest in Crozet – 3 October 2009

You may remember the original, spontaneous Pie Down from earlier this year. Now, the Pie Down has grown to become bigger, badder and better – proceeds benefiting PACEM.

Before you go to the Crozet Music Festival, stop by the Pie Fest!

Celebration of pie and community will benefit PACEM

WHAT:             The first-ever C’ville Pie Fest, a celebration of pie and community, will present a multiple-baker pie competition, musical entertainment from The Honey Dewdrops and a silent pie auction to benefit PACEM, the area’s winter homeless shelter.

WHO:               Judges for the pie competition include Charlottesville notables:

§         Coy Barefoot, director of communications for the Sorenson Institute; bestselling author and host and producer of WINA’s “Charlottesville Right Now.”

§         Mollie Cox Bryan, essayist, columnist, freelance writer, and bestselling author of Mrs Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies.

§         Jim Duncan, real estate analyst and REALTOR® with Real Central VA and RealCrozetVA.

§         Amy Eastlack, managing editor of SuzySaidCharlottesville.

§         Brian Geiger, The Food Geek, food science writer for Fine Cooking Magazine, and the current “Best Pie Maker” in Charlottesville.

§         Barbara Hutchinson, executive director of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.

§         Elizabeth McCullough, member of the Board of Directors at Writerhouse.

§         Delegate David Toscano, delegate for the 57th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

§         Brian Wheeler, director of Charlottesville Tomorrow and chairman of the Albemarle County School Board.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN:             Saturday, October 3, 2009

                        12 noon – 2pm

WHERE:           Mudhouse

5793 The Square
Crozet, VA 22932

(434) 823-2240