Events Calendar

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Today  – September 18th

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Half-a-million LEGO bricks create giant flowers, birds, insects & more.  Cost is included in regular Garden admission.

Friday, July 1st

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Family Scavenger Hunt.  10am-Noon.  Maymont Grounds.  Explore Maymont’s 100 acres in a whole new way! Crack secret codes for clues, and use maps and riddles to find your way around the estate in this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Different difficulty levels are available. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany child. Limited space for walk-ups.  Fee.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  CMoR Central.  Special Night for Special Needs is an evening especially for the families of children with special needs age 10 and under. Visitors enjoy all the museum has to offer and benefit from the availability of adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and reduced number of visitors. Free.

Free Movies in the Park Series – Creed.  Southside C. C. (ROC).  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie. Activites begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Free.

Saturday, July 2nd

Bank of America Cardholders get in FREE at all Children’s Museum Locations All Weekend!  This deal applies to the cardholder only.  Bank of America Guest is $9.  Children under 1 are free.  Cardholder must have card on them.  Valid the first FULL weekend of every month.

Star Spangled Celebration.  Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047.  All active and retired military personnel get FREE admission to the park July 2-4.

Independence Day Weekend.  Pamplin Historical Park.  July 2-4 2016.  Living history programs and demonstrations by our costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore life on an authentic 19th-century plantation. On Monday, July 4th, join Pamplin Historical Park for their Independence Day tribute. See an artillery demonstration and color guard. Artillery demo starts at 1:00pm.  All activities are free with Park admission.

Family Classic Movies – Yankee Doodle Dandy.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Sunday, July 3rd

Bank of America Cardholders get in FREE at all Children’s Museum Locations All Weekend!  This deal applies to the cardholder only.  Bank of America Guest is $9.  Children under 1 are free.  Cardholder must have card on them.  Valid the first FULL weekend of every month.

Star Spangled Celebration.  Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047.  All active and retired military personnel get FREE admission to the park July 2-4.

Independence Day Weekend.  Pamplin Historical Park.  July 2-4 2016.  Living history programs and demonstrations by our costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore life on an authentic 19th-century plantation. On Monday, July 4th, join Pamplin Historical Park for their Independence Day tribute. See an artillery demonstration and color guard. Artillery demo starts at 1:00pm.  All activities are free with Park admission.

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.  The Patrick Henry Committee invites you to bring your friends and family to a reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. In the presence of Washington, Jefferson, and other notable Virginians, Patrick Henry delivered his passionate call for liberty, uttering the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1 pm for seating on a first-come, first-served basis, Music program begins at 1:30pm, and the reenactment begins at 1:45 pm.  Please call 804-648-5015 for more information.  Free to the public, with a suggested $5 per person donation.

Monday, July 4th

Star Spangled Celebration.  Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047.  All active and retired military personnel get FREE admission to the park July 2-4.

Independence Day Weekend.  Pamplin Historical Park.  July 2-4 2016.  Living history programs and demonstrations by our costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore life on an authentic 19th-century plantation. On Monday, July 4th, join Pamplin Historical Park for their Independence Day tribute. See an artillery demonstration and color guard. Artillery demo starts at 1:00pm.  All activities are free with Park admission.

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention.  11am and 1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.  The Patrick Henry Committee invites you to bring your friends and family to a reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. In the presence of Washington, Jefferson, and other notable Virginians, Patrick Henry delivered his passionate call for liberty, uttering the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1 pm for seating on a first-come, first-served basis, Music program begins at 1:30pm, and the reenactment begins at 1:45 pm.  Please call 804-648-5015 for more information.  Free to the public, with a suggested $5 per person donation.

Henrico County’s Red, White and Lights July 4th Event.  4:30-9:30pm. Meadow Farm at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.  “Red, White and Lights” is a free, annual family-friendly event that features patriotic entertainment, a family fun zone, food trucks and a finale featuring the Richmond Symphony and a laser light show.  Family Fun Zone – 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Living history exhibits, patriotic contests and games, inflatable, airbrush tattoos).  Entertainment – 6 p.m. (Reading of the Declaration of Independence, balancing and juggling acts by Signora Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist, a dance performance by The Colonial Dance Club, and fife and drums by Williamsburg Field Musick).  Finale – Performance by the Richmond Symphony and a laser light show.  Plan to arrive early and bring your chairs and blankets.  Free.

Chesterfield County Fourth of July Celebration.  Gates Open at 5pm; fireworks at dark.  Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School), 10300 Courthouse Road.  Celebrate independence with a spectacular fireworks display at dark!  Includes an activity area for children, food vendors and special entertainment. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks are allowed. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. Limited parking, and the roads leading to fairgrounds will be closed at 8:30 p.m.   No rain date.  Free.

CarMax Free Fourth of July.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  FREE admission to the garden from 9am-5pm.  Activities in Children’s Garden 1 – 4pm.  Guests are invited to wear red, white and blue and bring wagons and strollers to decorate for a “parade” in the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m. Enjoy music by the Happy Lucky Combo, WaterPlay and fun activities.  The free admission includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit.  Free.

Dogwood Dell Fourth of July Fireworks.  5:30pm.  Independence Day Celebration with live music, cannons and fireworks. Richmond Concert Band at 7:30pm.  Fireworks at 8:45pm.  Free.

Goochland County Fireworks.  9pm.  Goochland Sports Complex, 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063.  Park and watch the fireworks from the Goochland County Administration Building, Goochland Elementary, Middle & High School Complex. Admission is FREE!  No alcohol.  Pack a picnic and bring a blanket.   Free.

Ashland July 4th Celebration.   Lithia Park.  An all day ‘Old Fashioned’ Fourth of July celebration.  Free.

Beaverdam Independence Day Parade and Celebration.   10am-2pm.  18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015.  The parade starts at 10 am.  There will be children’s activities and a Miss Beaverdam Competition.  Free.

Colonial Heights Fireworks Display.   In the vicinity of Charles Dimmock Parkway in Colonial Heights.   Viewing for the fireworks will be off Interstate 95, Exit 53 or 54 in the Southgate Square/Wal-Mart Area. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Rain date July 5th.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Game and Independence Day Celebration.  6:05.  The Diamond. Post-game Fireworks Celebration.  Limited General Admission Seating Available – Call Today.  Fee.

Tuesday, July 5th

Minions & The Peanuts Movie.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Pan & The Smurfs 2.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Big.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Wednesday, July 6th

Minions & The Peanuts Movie.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Pan & The Smurfs 2.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Big.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Thursday, July 7th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Friday, July 8th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Musical Playdate: Beach Days!  11:00-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  Grab your beachball and put on your sunscreen– beach days are here! They’ll explore the sights and sounds of the beach through songs, dances, and instruments! Ages 0-5 with a parent. Signing up for more than 1 playdate? Don’t worry — it will be different! And if you sign up for 3, you get a free CD! Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

Minions (PG).   Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Fri, July 8th, 10am & 7pm and Sat, July 9th, 2pm & 7pm.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.  $1/ticket.

Animal Encounters.  11am-Noon.  Maymont Nature Center.  Discover Maymont’s animals during up-close encounters. Visit with alligators, snakes and turtles, birds of prey, and animals of the Chesapeake Bay.  Fee.

The Embers featuring Craig Woolard – In Concert.  6pm.  Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road.  Are you in the mood for some good old Beach music? Free admission, vehicle charge for parking.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Free Movies in the Park Series – Pixels.  Jefferson Park. A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie. Activites begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Free.

July 8th – August 7th

The Golden Goose.  Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You’re kindhearted, friendly, honest — those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all.  Length: 1 hour.  Suggested for ages 3 and up.  Fee.

Saturday, July 9th

Hanover Tomato Festival.  9am-4pm.  Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Ln. Mechanicsville, VA 23116.  The Hanover Tomato Festival is a free, family-oriented event with Hanover Tomatoes, live musical entertainment, rides, games, a petting zoo, over 200 vendors, delicious tomato dishes, and much more.  Parking for this event is free. The festival is held at beautiful Pole Green Park, rain or shine and is a traditional celebration to promote the Hanover Community and features the famous Hanover Tomato.  Free.

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Minions (PG).   Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Fri, July 8th, 10am & 7pm and Sat, July 9th, 2pm & 7pm.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.  $1/ticket.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Richmond – West End, 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Richmond – Mechanicsville, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Sunday, July 10th

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, July 11th

7/11 Day.  Get a free slurpee at 7-Eleven. Check with your local store.  Free

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Foster Parent Orientation.  6pm-7pm. HopeTree Foster Care Offices, 3309 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831.  Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need?  Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child?  Have you considered becoming a foster parent?  Please join HopeTree Foster Care on July 11th at 6:00 p.m. in Chester to learn more about how your family can become a foster family.  Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information. Free.

Tuesday, July 12th

Cow Appreciation Day.  Opening until 7pm.  In order to make the award more consistent for all and provide the highest guest experience, anyone wearing anything cowlike will receive a free entrée from Chick fil A!  Guests in cow attire may select any breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée. Kids dressed like a cow may select a Kid’s Meal.  Free.

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip & Curious George.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Despicable Me 2 & Home.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Mr Peabody & Sherman.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Musical Playdate: Busy Days! 11:00-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  A musical playdate just for babies! This playdate is packed with movement to help babies with spatial development. We’ll dance, rock, bounce, and sing all about our busy days! Throw in some singing and playing with instruments, and you’ve got a perfect fit for your little one! Ages 0-1 years with a parent. Signing up for more than 1 playdate? Don’t worry — it will be different! And if you sign up for 3, you get a free CD! Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

Short Pump Pals Clubhouse Meeting.  11am.  Short Pump Mall – Pals Clubhouse (Between Crate and Barrel & Pottery Barn).  Enjoy backyard games, summertime arts & crafts, and visit with Seymour from the Children’s Museum of Richmond! Free.

Mozart Mini Piano Class.  4:00-4:45pm.  Mozart Minis are a la carte piano classes– a perfect intro to piano for ages 4-6 years. These group classes will include piano technique, listening skills, singing, musical games, and of course time at the piano! Just $20/child. Enroll online.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland, VA.  Play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Wednesday, July 13th

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip & Curious George.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Despicable Me 2 & Home.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Mr Peabody & Sherman.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Mommy and Me. 10am-11:30am. Willow Lawn – Outside on the Plaza. Join The Shops at Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of every month as they host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents’ interaction with their children. Free.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

East Indian Dance by Nepal Dance School. 11:00am. Pine Camp Arts & Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road. Poetic movement, rhythmic motion, and expressive artistry. No matter what the style, dance – like music – is a language of imagination, universally understood and appreciated. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 14th

Samantha’s Tea Party.  9am-Noon.  Maymont Mansion and Grounds.  The 1904 world of Samantha, a lively young American girl, comes to life during this delightful morning of old-fashioned games, exploring, carriage rides, a special tea party and more. Dolls are welcome, too! Meet at Maymont’s Carriage House. Ages 7-11. Register online by July 13.  Fee.

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

Friday, July 15th

15 Cent Kids Days. Children’s Museum of Richmond. 15¢ Kids Days will offer admission to children for 15¢ on the 15th of each month through 2016 – generously presented by Call Federal Credit Union. Valid at all four locations (Central, Short Pump, Chesterfield, and Fredericksburg), the Museum will feature activities for the entire family – in addition to the play-filled, educational environment that families across Central Virginia have come to associate with CMoR.

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Musical Playdate: Beach Days!  11:00-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  Grab your beachball and put on your sunscreen– beach days are here! We’ll explore the sights and sounds of the beach through songs, dances, and instruments! Ages 0-5 with a parent. Signing up for more than 1 playdate? Don’t worry — it will be different! And if you sign up for 3, you get a free CD! Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

Magician Jonathan Austin. 11:00am. Pine Camp Arts & Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road.  Juggling, magic tricks, a tall unicycle, jokes, gags, comedy with lots of audience participation and rapport. free and open to the public.

Concert in Pole Green Park.  6pm-8pm.  Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Ln. Mechanicsville, VA 23116.  Free concert series presented by the E.J. Wade Foundation.  Scheduled to perform: Prospect 7, Arise Band.  Free.

Cool Fun and Flicks – Cars.  7:30pm-10:30pm.  Clarke-Palmore House Museum,904 McCoul Street, Henrico, VA 23231.  What better way to cool down on a hot July evening? Enjoy tasty watermelon (while supplies last) and tours of historic Clarke-Palmore House. Finish the evening with the featured flick Cars! (2006, G-Rated) by the light of summer fireflies! Free.

Free Movies in the Park Series – Jurassic World.  Hotchkiss Field. A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie. Activites begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Free.

Saturday, July 16th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Meet Bob the Builder! 10am-4pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond Central location.  Can we fix it? Yes we can! Bob the Builder will take a break from building, digging and hauling to meet with children and families for photos! Events for the day include very special story times, playhouse screenings of Bob the Builder, special crafts and book giveaways, thanks to our friends at PBS! Free with museum admission.

The Lorax.  11am.  Franklin Street Library.  Parents and children, come out to a special screening of The Lorax!  Enjoy the Dr. Seuss classic and afterwards a discussion of the environment and even interact with some furry friends! There will also be fun activities for kids and adults alike. Presented by Environment Virginia.  Free.

Imagination Movers.  1pm & 4pm.  King Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047.  Imagination Movers visit the Peanuts Showplace during Kidsfest in Planet Snoopy.  In addition, KidsFest takes place in Planet Snoopy Saturdays and Sundays, July 16 – 24 from Noon to 5 p.m.  Kid-friendly fun with concerts, crafts, activities, shows and so much more!Fee.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children  run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Richmond Kickers Soccer Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Sunday, July 17th

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, July 18th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Tuesday, July 19th

The Book of Life & Hotel Transylvania 2.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Minions & The Peanuts Movie.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

The Sandlot.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Wednesday, July 20th

The Book of Life & Hotel Transylvania 2.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Minions & The Peanuts Movie.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

The Sandlot.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Summer Nature Series – Mega-monsters: Dinosaurs.  10am-11am.  Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA 23227.  Join nature center staff as they open up the classrooms to visitors with a variety of items from their nature collections. Staff will be on hand to present information and answer questions.  Free.

‘Let’s Try On An Opera’. 11:00am. Pine Camp Arts & Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road.  Free and open to the public.

Musical Playdate: Busy Days! 11:00-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  A musical playdate just for babies! This playdate is packed with movement to help babies with spatial development. We’ll dance, rock, bounce, and sing all about our busy days! Throw in some singing and playing with instruments, and you’ve got a perfect fit for your little one! Ages 0-1 years with a parent. Signing up for more than 1 playdate? Don’t worry — it will be different! And if you sign up for 3, you get a free CD! Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Thursday, July 21st

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

July 21st – 24th

Cirque Italia.  The spectacular water circus from Italy.  Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall, 1600 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville VA 22901,  Located in the parking lot closest to US 29 between Belk & JCPenney, Under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent!  Showtimes:  July 21  THURS: 7:30pm,  July 22   FRI: 7:30pm, July 23   SAT: 1:30pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm, and July 24   SUN: 1:30pm& 4:30pm.  Click here for a preview.

Friday, July 22nd

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Musical Playdate: Beach Days!  11:00-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  Grab your beachball and put on your sunscreen– beach days are here! We’ll explore the sights and sounds of the beach through songs, dances, and instruments! Ages 0-5 with a parent. Signing up for more than 1 playdate? Don’t worry — it will be different! And if you sign up for 3, you get a free CD! Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Richmond – Mechanicsville, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Evening Bat Search. 7:30pm.  Maymont Nature Center and Grounds.  Learn about one of nature’s most fascinating creatures on this summer night hike. Using spotlights and detectors, families will seek out these mysterious friends in the Maymont gardens. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register by July 21.

Free Movies in the Park Series – The Good Dinosaur. Humphrey Calder.  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie. Activites begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Free.

Saturday, July 23rd

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Family Classic Movies – My Neighbor Totoro.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Galaxy Far Away.  10am – 4pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond Central location.  Get immersed in a galaxy far, far, away through music, art, dramatic play and STEAM activities. Children will learn about the planets, stars and solar system. Children will also have the opportunity to train to be a Jedi! Visitors are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite extraterrestrial character!  Free with museum admission!

Choo Choo Soul.  1pm & 4pm.  King Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047. Choo Choo Soul visits the Peanuts Showplace during Kidsfest in Planet Snoopy.  In addition, KidsFest takes place in Planet Snoopy Saturdays and Sundays, July 16 – 24 from Noon to 5 p.m. Kid-friendly fun with concerts, crafts, activities, shows and so much more! Fee.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Richmond – West End, 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Richmond Kickers Soccer Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Sunday, July 24th

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, July 25th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Tuesday, July 26th

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 & Shaun The Sheep.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip & Curious George.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

The Peanuts Movie.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Wednesday, July 27th

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 & Shaun The Sheep.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip & Curious George.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

The Peanuts Movie.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Summer Nature Series – Ssslither! Snakes. 10am-11am. Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA 23227. Join nature center staff as they open up the classrooms to visitors with a variety of items from their nature collections. Staff will be on hand to present information and answer questions. Free.

Summer Children’s Series – SPARC Presents K.C. @ Bat.  10am-1pm.  Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road.  Based on Ernest Thayer’s beloved poem, Casey at the Bat, the fictional baseball legend of Casey and the town of Mudville springs vividly to life in the present day. When K.C. moves to Mudville with her father, she struggles to fit in at her new school. But it’s through her love of baseball that she finally connects. K.C. whips the local team into shape, leading them all the way to the championship game, where she learns that there are things even more important than winning.  Free.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Thursday, July 28th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Friday, July 29th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Mozart Mini Piano Class.  4:00-4:45pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  Mozart Minis are a la carte piano classes– a perfect intro to piano for ages 4-6 years. These group classes will include piano technique, listening skills, singing, musical games, and of course time at the piano! Just $20/child. Enroll online.

Family Movie Night: Grease.  6pm-8pm.  Career and Technical Center at Hull, 13900 Hull Street (old Clover Hill High School).  Enjoy the movie on a 26’ inflatable screen. Bring your own chair or blanket and relax under the stars.  Gates open at 6 p.m. Movie starts at dusk.  Rain date Saturday, July 30.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Free Movies in the Park Series – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abner Clay Park.  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie. Activites begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Free.

Saturday, July 30th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Family Classic Movies – Charlotte’s Web.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Under the Big Top.  10am-4pm.  Chidlren;s Museum of Richmond Central location.  Elements of music, movement, art, math and reading will be incorporated into big top fun! Children can practice their gross motor skills as they walk the tightrope, exercise their literacy skills with Miss Sheri the Clown during story time, practice fine motor skills with a “popcorn pickup” game and test their scientific knowledge to create “Elephant Tooth Paste”. Other activities include balloon twisting, carnival games and music.   Free with museum admission.

Open Mic Reading.  1:30pm.  The Byrd Theatre.  Young writers of all ages are invited! It’s a fantastic opportunity for writers to experience the thrill and joy of being heard, and in a historic setting to boot. As each reading slot is only a minute long, it’s not a huge commitment. Just a chance to read a poem, an excerpt, a piece of flash fiction, a scene from a screenplay… whatever strikes them as good work. Readers should arrive by 1:15.  Writers are welcome to attend one or both sessions (also Aug 27th); Anyone wanting to read will be signed up on the spot in the lobby of the theater between 1:15 and 1:25.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children  run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Richmond Kickers Soccer Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Sunday, July 31st

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.