Events Calendar

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Today – September 1st

Summer Sounds.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  Weather permitting.

Today – Sunday, September 7th

How to Make a Monster.     Science Museum of Virginia.  Uncover the world of monsters and creatures from the movies! Find out how they’re brought to life – from an idea to the final project – and take a look at the behind-the scenes art and technology of animatronics. Included with exhibit admission; free for members.

Today – September 30th

Water Play.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.   During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 21 – Sept 30. (weather permitting).  Free with garden admission.

Today – October 12th

Butterflies Live!  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Free with garden admission.

Friday, August 1st

Enter our Giveaway for Flying Squirrels tickets on August 8th, 9th or 10th!  Entries must by rec’d by Noon on the 1st.

Good Green Fun.  11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children of all ages are invited to spend some time in the Children’s Garden listening to story books, gardening, participating in walkabouts and having good green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  Free with Garden admission.

No Batteries Required-19th Century Games.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum. Historically boys and girls were expected to play different games. Learn what was appropriate for each of them and join in as we all play traditional 19th-century games.  For Ages 5+.  Free.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm – 7:30pm.  CMoR Chesterfield.  An evening especially for children 10 years old and younger who have special needs and their families.  Enjoy museum exploration, adapted materials, special activities, and reduced number of visitors on this special night. Children will have access and learning opportunities, but most importantly they’ll have fun!  Admission is Free.

First Friday Sampler.  5:30pm-8pm.  Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  Try your hand at different art samplers.  Budget and kid-friendly, but some have a minimum age requirement.  Fee.

Frozen Friday: Cool Off with Olaf!  7pm.  Barnes and Noble Stores at Short Pump,Virginia Center, Libbie & Grove, Chesterfield Towne Center, Commonwealth Centre.  Storytime, a sing-along, crafts and activities.  Free.

Kid Pan Alley Community Concert.  7pm. CMoR Central.  Free.

Saturday, August 2nd

Dragon Boat Festival.  8:45am-3pm.  Rocketts Landing, 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA. Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 500 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails.  Free for spectators.

Build a Mini-Crate Pencil Holder. 9am-Noon. Local Home Depot Stores. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Register online. 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.

Family Fest.  10am-6pm.   Chesterfield Towne Center.  Family Fest brings families, kids, adults and seniors together with community businesses and organizations for FUN entertainment, activities and information, all under one roof!   Family Fest features onstage, interactive demonstrations, and activities, LIVE music & entertainment including the 2nd annual “Singing Voice competition finalists.”   Visit Family Fest exhibitors for fashion, beauty, health & wellness, sports, fitness, home, leisure and lifestyle exhibitors’ products and services.  The ”Kids Corner” sponsored by School of Rock Short Pump, offers free kids ID, activities, games and vendors. Meet lots of “celebrity mascots” and of course there will be SHOPPING!  Family Fest coincides with the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday on school supplies and clothing.

Free Irish Dance Class. 11am-Noon. Heart of Ireland School of Dance, 14257 Midlothian Turnpike. Midlothian, VA 23113. Try Irish dancing and see what all the FUN is about! Open to all ages. For more information call 804.464.8190.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text. Open to all ages. This month – Fun Virginia Tales. Free.

Storybook Saturdays.  11am.  Festival of Arts, Ha’Penny Stage, Byrd Park, 6000 S. Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220.  A summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre with a children’s series on the Ha’ Penny stage.  Free.

Romp n’ Roll Mechanicsville Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville VA 23111.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-730-2060. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).

Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd

Washington Redskins Fit Fest.  10am-5pm Sat & Sun.  Greater Richmond Convention Center.  The Fit Fest will feature players and coach appearances, free health screenings, family-friendly sports and fitness activities and more!  Free.

Sunday, August 3rd

Open Studio Sundays.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Go by the studios anytime between Noon and 4 pm to enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project offered every month, with assistance from VMFA volunteers! (For groups of eight or more children, please email megan.liles@vmfa.museum.)  Free, no registration required.

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention and Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”.  1pm-3pm.  St. John’sChurch.   1:15 pm — Doors open.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.  1:30 pm — Music program.  1:45 pm — Reenactment begins.  This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00.  Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats.

The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus Concert.  3pm. Deep Run Park.  Bring a folding chair or blanket for seating. In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be cancelled.  Free.

Monday, August 4th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Robots and Mudpies Preschool Open House. 1pm-3pm.  2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico, VA 23294.  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics focused preschool.

First Steps for Fathers (for New and Expectant Fathers).  6:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Free.

Tuesday, August 5th

Kids Club.  9:30am – 10:30am  Chesterfield Towne Center Food Court.  Plenty of fun and light refreshments.  Entertainment this month is “The Backpack Storyteller”.  Free.

Robots and Mudpies Preschool Open House.  1pm-3pm.  2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico, VA 23294.  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics focused preschool.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Tuesday, August 5th and Wednesday, August 6th

Turbo & Walking with Dinosaurs.  10am.  Regal Virginia Center Stadium, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium, Regal Short Pump Stadium.  Seating on a first come-first served basis.  Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.  10am.  Movieland at Boulevard Square.  FREE KIDS SUMMER FILM SERIES.  Seating limited to theater capacity; tickets issued on a first come-first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.   Seating Starts at 9am.  Free Admission.

Wednesday, August 6th

Drop in and Dig!  9am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Free with Garden admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Thursday, August 7th

Life Stage.  11am.  Festival of Arts, Ha’Penny Stage, Byrd Park, 6000 S. Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220.  A summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre with a children’s series on the Ha’ Penny stage.  Free.

Meet the Critters.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum.  Meadow Farm has various farm animals. Get to know them individually as outdoor tours focus on a different animal each week. Enjoy a hands-on activity related to that animal when you visit.  Free.

Families After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Enjoy Flowers After 5 with the family and special events for kids in the Children’s Garden.  Listen to story books, garden, participate in walkabouts and have good, green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  WaterPlay will remain open until 8pm.  Fee, free for members.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Thursday, August 7th - Saturday, August 9th

Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition.  Thu, Aug 7th, 7pm, Fri, Aug 8th, 7pm. and Sat, Aug 9th, 7pm.  Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St.  Competition of pre-professional dancers, ages 15–19, from Cecchetti organizations around the world.  Phone 800-514-ETIX.  Fee.

Friday, August 8th

Good Green Fun.  11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children of all ages are invited to spend some time in the Children’s Garden listening to story books, gardening, participating in walkabouts and having good green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  Free with Garden admission.

No Batteries Required-19th Century Games.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum. Historically boys and girls were expected to play different games. Learn what was appropriate for each of them and join in as we all play traditional 19th-century games.  For Ages 5+.  Free.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick.  6pm-8pm.  Courthouse Park, Multipurpose Field 7 , 7232 Courtland Farm Road, Hanover, VA 23069.  Area youth ages 6-15 years are invited to participate. Event will feature 1 pass, 1 punt and 1 placekick with first place winners in each age bracket advancing to the sectional competition to be held in late October/early November with the possibility of advancing to the national finals to be held at an NFL playoff game in January. Event is hosted by Hanover Parks and Recreation. For more information on the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition, please visit: www.NFLPPK.com.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Saturday, August 9th

Build a Monsters vs Aliens Trolley.  10am. Local Lowes Stores. Do your kids have the need for speed? Bring them into Lowe’s to build a Trolley inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs Aliens. Pre-registration required. Free.

Summer Splash Down.  10am-1pm.   The Armour House and Gardens.  Escape to the Armour House and Gardens as the grounds are transformed into a backyard water park. Sprinklers, slides, and snow cones will help you beat the heat and celebrate the end of summer.  Free.

Romp n’ Roll Midlothian Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  11541 Busy Street, Midlothian VA 23236.   Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-893-3142. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

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

Sunday, August 10th

Carytown Watermelon Festival.  10am-6pm.  Carytown.  There’s a ton of stuff for the kids.  Expanded this year with more than ever before. Bouncies, games, mazes and more…Make sure you check out the Richmond Area Toyota Dealers Kids Zone at Watermelon.  Free.

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention and Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”.  1pm-3pm.  St. John’sChurch.   1:15 pm — Doors open.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.  1:30 pm — Music program.  1:45 pm — Reenactment begins.  This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00.  Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats.

Flying Squirrels Game.  1:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Monday, August 11th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, August 12th

Young @ Art: Land, Sea, and Sky.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Capture the warmth of the season through reflective seascapes, movement-filled landscapes, and summer nightscapes.  Fee.

Short Pump Pals Meeting.  11am.  Short Pump Mall.  A Kids club for children 6 an under.  This month – An interactive pretzel rolling class with hosts from Auntie Anne’s. Free.

Tuesday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 13th

Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Rio 2.  10am.  Regal Virginia Center Stadium, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium, Regal Short Pump Stadium.  Seating on a first come-first served basis.  Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  10am.  Movieland at Boulevard Square.  FREE KIDS SUMMER FILM SERIES.  Seating limited to theater capacity; tickets issued on a first come-first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.   Seating Starts at 9am.  Free Admission.

“Emma and George Days”.  9am-Noon.  Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell, VA 23860,  Sponsored by The Historic Hopewell Foundation.   Named for Emma and George–children who lived at Weston Plantation during the last days of the Civil War–is a two-day learning event for children ages 8-12. Through activities, exploration, crafts and games, students gain an appreciation for history and life in a time long past. Snacks are provided. Space is limited so call today to sign up! (804) 458-4682.  The cost is $30.00 per child.

Wednesday, August 13th

Drop in and Dig!  9am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Free with Garden admission.

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. This month - The Diggity Dudes. Free.

Young @ Art: Land, Sea, and Sky.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Capture the warmth of the season through reflective seascapes, movement-filled landscapes, and summer nightscapes.  Fee.

Little Kids, Big Questions (Parents/Caregivers of Children Ages 2 to 5 yrs).  Noon.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, August 14th

Meet the Critters.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum.  Meadow Farm has various farm animals. Get to know them individually as outdoor tours focus on a different animal each week. Enjoy a hands-on activity related to that animal when you visit.  Free.

Families After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Enjoy Flowers After 5 with the family and special events for kids in the Children’s Garden.  Listen to story books, garden, participate in walkabouts and have good, green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  WaterPlay will remain open until 8pm.  Fee, free for members.

Parenting the Anxious Child.  6:30pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Friday, August 15th

Good Green Fun.  11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children of all ages are invited to spend some time in the Children’s Garden listening to story books, gardening, participating in walkabouts and having good green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  Free with Garden admission.

No Batteries Required-19th Century Games.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum. Historically boys and girls were expected to play different games. Learn what was appropriate for each of them and join in as we all play traditional 19th-century games.  For Ages 5+.  Free.

Target Night.  5pm-7:30pm.    Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central.  Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person!

Science After Dark: Monster Edition.  5pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Create your own slime, watch a heart dissection and explore exciting live science activities. See a special presentation of Bride of Frankenstein in The Dome at 8:30 pm. Discover the search for movie monsters that are more than science fiction in Science After Dark: Space Movie Monsters at 6:30. Fifteen minutes after sunset, weather permitting, share telescopes with Richmond Astronomical Society members. Fee.

Concert in the Park.  5:30pm-9:30pm.  Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.  The list of performers include: Samson Trinh & The Upper East Side Band, SPARC and Happy Hill Gang.  Family Friendly.  Free.

Saturday, August 16th

John Deere Day of Play.   9am-1pm.  11053 Leadbetter Rd., Ashland, VA 23005.   An agriculture-geared festival for families. There will be giveaways, big sales, toys to test drive, a moon bounce, petting zoo, as well as lots of agriculture related educational activities and a free cookout. The goal is to  get as many kids out as possible to teach them about the importance of the agriculture industry in Virginia and share the passion with them.  All attendees must register at www.jamesriverequipment.com/day-of-play/  to keep an accurate headcount for food.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text. Open to all ages. This month – Fun Virginia Tales. Free.

Romp n’ Roll West End Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  9677 W Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-249-5001. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).

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

Sunday, August 17th

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention and Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”.  1pm-3pm.  St. John’sChurch.   1:15 pm — Doors open.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.  1:30 pm — Music program.  1:45 pm — Reenactment begins.  This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00.  Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats.

Monday, August 18th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, August 19th

Young @ Art: Land, Sea, and Sky.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Capture the warmth of the season through reflective seascapes, movement-filled landscapes, and summer nightscapes.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Tuesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 20th

Rio 2.  10am.  Movieland at Boulevard Square.  FREE KIDS SUMMER FILM SERIES.  Seating limited to theater capacity; tickets issued on a first come-first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.   Seating Starts at 9am.  Free Admission.

Wednesday, August 20th

Drop in and Dig!  9am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Free with Garden admission.

Young @ Art: Land, Sea, and Sky.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Capture the warmth of the season through reflective seascapes, movement-filled landscapes, and summer nightscapes.  Fee.

Good Night, Sleep Tight (Parents / Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers).  Noon.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Thursday, August 21st

Advocating for Your Special Needs Child.  Noon.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Free.

Families After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Enjoy Flowers After 5 with the family and special events for kids in the Children’s Garden.  Listen to story books, garden, participate in walkabouts and have good, green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  WaterPlay will remain open until 8pm.  Fee, free for members.

The Goodnight Story: What New Parents Need to Know About Babies and Sleep.  6:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Friday, August 22nd

Good Green Fun.  11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children of all ages are invited to spend some time in the Children’s Garden listening to story books, gardening, participating in walkabouts and having good green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  Free with Garden admission.

Teens, Tweens and Technology.  Noon.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Disney Live!  Mickey’s Music Festival.  For more details and to enter to win tickets click here.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike.  7:30pm.  Maymont  Nature Center.  Fee.

Friday, August 22, 2014 – Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chesterfield County Fair. 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.  Visit the website for fair entertainment, hours and fees.

Saturday, August 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.

Romp n’ Roll’s Fall Open House.  9am-Noon.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.   Looking for a fall activity for your child? Want to learn more about Romp n’ Roll? Instructors will be leading super-fun activities in the gym during the Open House and staff will also be available for parents to ask questions about classes and membership options. No need to register; this event is FREE! More information at www.rompnroll.com or 804-364-6363.

Moon Bounce Mania.  10am-4pm.  Children’s Museum – Central location.  Free with museum admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

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

Sunday, August 24th

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention and Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”.  1pm-3pm.  St. John’sChurch.   1:15 pm — Doors open.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.  1:30 pm — Music program.  1:45 pm — Reenactment begins.  This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00.  Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats.

Flying Squirrels Game.  1:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Free Concert.  6pm-7:30pm.  Agecroft Hall on the Lawn.  Free.

Monday. August 25th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, August 26th

Young @ Art: Land, Sea, and Sky.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Capture the warmth of the season through reflective seascapes, movement-filled landscapes, and summer nightscapes.  Fee.

Wednesday, August 27th

Drop in and Dig!  9am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Free with Garden admission.

Young @ Art: Land, Sea, and Sky.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Capture the warmth of the season through reflective seascapes, movement-filled landscapes, and summer nightscapes.  Fee.

Back Talk: Dealing with a Disrespectful Child.  Noon.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, August 28th

Families After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Enjoy Flowers After 5 with the family and special events for kids in the Children’s Garden.  Listen to story books, garden, participate in walkabouts and have good, green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  WaterPlay will remain open until 8pm.  Fee, free for members.

Friday, August 29th

Good Green Fun.  11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children of all ages are invited to spend some time in the Children’s Garden listening to story books, gardening, participating in walkabouts and having good green fun. Featured activities will rotate based on the Children’s Garden monthly seasonal themes.  Free with Garden admission.

Author Day.  1pm-4pm.  CMoR Central.  Join local authors for book signings, special activities/crafts, and of course some very special story times!  This event is free with museum admission.

BBGB Tales for Kids and CMoR Present: Eric Litwin. 5pm-7pm.  CMoR Central.  Food trucks, special activities/crafts, and a show by Eric Litwin at 7pm followed by a book signing! Museum admission required for exhibits.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Saturday, August 30th

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Sunday, August 31st

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention and Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”.  1pm-3pm.  St. John’s Church.   1:15 pm — Doors open.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.  1:30 pm — Music program.  1:45 pm — Reenactment begins.  This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00.  Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats.

Flying Squirrels Game.  1:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.