Upcoming Community Events


Social events are an important way for our families to stay connected to each other and to the broader community. A huge thanks to those individuals, organizations, and businesses that provide opportunities for VIA to promote our mission and to have fun with our families.

Below is a list of upcoming events and promotions.

Next Up:

Throughout August — VIA is the Cheers for Charity recipient at Starr Hill Brewery for the month of August. One dollar for every pint sold that month goes to support autism services in our community.

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Cheers for Charity includes these special events in August:

    • August 2 — Community Heroes Celebration – 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Please join us for an evening of celebration and thanks for all the support you have provided to the VIA family this year! At 5:30, we will give a brief update from our Community Partner Internship Program committee – you’ll hear about how our students are placed in internships, what skills they are working on to build their resumes, and what’s next for this program…and how you can help!
    • August 13 — Cycle Class – Beer and Bikes. More info coming soon.

Past Events:

June 22nd – Impeccable Pig In-store Donation Night.  Shop at the store (on the downtown mall) and benefit VIA.

April 3 – Lily Rain givebackTuesday. Stop by their shop in Barracks Road Shopping Center and 15% of your purchase will benefit VIA.

April 3 – Tavola Restaurant, Belmont. Spaghetti and meatballs to benefit VIA.

February 18: Kal Ale Beer Release & Fundraising Party!  Come visit with friends, mingle with VIA, and enjoy a glass of specialty ale brewed by  one of our families — all to benefit VIA!  2:00 to 7:00 pm, Pro Re Nata Brewery, 6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet VA.

July – All Month Long!  VIA is the Cheers for Charity receipient at Starrr Hill Brewing Company!  Starr Hill Brewery & Tap Room, 5391 Three Notched Road, Crozet.  

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Join us in July for our Cheers for Charity month with Starr Hill. Every pint sold for the month of July will benefit VIA—so the more you drink, the better we do!!

July 7:  The kickoff event begins at 4:00PM with a short talk from VIA’s new Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Einar Ingvarsson.  Einar will be talking about “Efficient and Classwide Life Skills Instruction for Students with Developmental Disabilities.”

During the rest of the evening you can enjoy great beer, great food from Delicias Marinas, great blues from The Jon Spear Band, and great company!  Can’t wait to see you.

Also this month, we will be hosting:

Ladies Night Out July 12 from 7:00pm to 9:00PM,
Pints & Pilates July 17 from 6pm until 8pm, and
Guys Night & Fly Tying Class July 26 from 6pm until 8pm.

So mark your calendars and join us then at Starr Hill. Stay tuned for more information.


Also in July – Each Monday, All Month.  Sedona Taphouse Steakout for Charity.  Black Angus Flatiron Steak deeply discounted, and $1 from each sold goes to benefit VIA>.  1035 Millmont Street.

July 2 — VIA Day at Tom Sox: 7:00 pm vrs. Staunton Braves. Charlottesville High School diamond.


A great 4th of July weekend  event at the ball game. Thanks to the Tom Sox for hosting, and to our friends at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville for sponsoring our Hospitality tent.

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June 17 – Starr Hill Brewing Company  - Chickapig World Tour Launch Party to benefit VIA!  

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On Saturday June 17 starting at 3:00 pm at Starr Hill Brewery & Tap Room we helped our friends at Chickapig kick off their summer tour. Brian Calhoun of Rockbridge Guitars created the game sensation Chickapig with his pal Dave Matthews. Brian has been a great friend to VIA, coming by our classrooms, talking with the students about life and work and guitars and games, and bringing by and donating a few hand crafted game boards for our students to play on.  See?:

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