Events Calendar

With many of our local businesses closed in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID -19 – our list of Things To Do in August in RVA is a little shorter than usual. But there is still lots of fun to be had!  

Everyday

Story Time Online. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Join Chesterfield County Library every day, Monday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for Story Time Online! http://facebook.com/ChesterfieldVALibrary or visit this you tube page.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Kids Club Online at Michael’s. 4pm. A FREE Zoom class designed for mini-makers. Check out the offerings and list of items to bring with you to class – all of which you will have right at home!

Every Thursday

Science Museum Live Virtual Astronomy Shows Weekly. Enjoy a trip through the cosmos without leaving home. Explore a new topic every week with a Museum Astronomer, who will guide you every step of the way. Free.

Wednesday, August 5th

Easy Evenings in the Park. 5:30-7:30pm. Sandston Recreation Area. Bring a picnic and enjoy a socially-distanced, laid-back evening in the park! Music by Blair’s West. Free.

Thursday, August 6th

Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens on Thursday evenings; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining, and shopping. Timed tickets are available online only and are required for members and guests. Fee.

Friday, August 7th

Movie in the Park. 8-11pm. Deep Run Park. Bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor movie on the lawn! Food and drink from home is ok to bring. Social distancing will be in place. Movie: Toy Story 4. Free.

Thursday, August 7th

Drive in Movie Night – Frozen II. West Broad Village. In accordance with State guidelines, spaces are limited, please reserve 1 spot for each car. If you are hesitant about attending, please be sure and then reserve a spot, so as to be thoughtful towards others who might really want to attend the event. Social distancing will be implemented and required at each movie screening. They request everyone to please be mindful, practice social distancing and wear a mask when interacting with others from outside your car while at the event.

Saturday, August 8th

Movies in The Outfield – Angels in The Outfield. Admission is $8 per person. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free. To promote social distancing, seating will be located on the field in either 10’x10’ spaces for up to 4 people or 10’x20’ spaces for up to 8 people. Blankets and/or pillows only permitted on the field. No lawn chairs please. For more details, click here.

Ashland Drive in Theatre – Dirty Dancing. Show starts at 8:45 pm. The gates will open for parking as early as 8:00 pm. The grassy lot behind Ashland Theatre along Robinson Street.

Monday, August 10th

Steven’s Puppets Presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Steven’s Puppets puts on a virtual showing of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This enchanted marionette show will be fun for everyone. Customers will have 24 hours to watch this program starting Monday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. For all ages. Free.

Thursday, August 13th

Numerical Fluency Really Adds Up. 2pm-2:45pm. Mathnasium. What is Numerical Fluency? Why is it Important? How can I help my child with it? Join Center Directors Deke Taylor and Roy McDaniel as they dive into the topic of numerical fluency and why it’s so important for students to master at a young age. This Webinar is designed for parents with students in K-3rd Grade, but all parents are welcome to attend! Free.

Virtual Math Nights. 5pm. SOVA Mathnasiums are working together to host Virtual Math Nights twice a month! Math Nights are geared towards elementary school aged students and they’ve put together an awesome collection of games that we can play completely online! It’s completely free and Mathansium promises an hour of fun and (educational) games for all involved. Registration is required in advance to able to plan our activities properly. Free.

Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens on Thursday evenings; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining, and shopping. Timed tickets are available online only and are required for members and guests. Fee.

Movies in The Outfield – Space Jam. Admission is $8 per person. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free. To promote social distancing, seating will be located on the field in either 10’x10’ spaces for up to 4 people or 10’x20’ spaces for up to 8 people. Blankets and/or pillows only permitted on the field. No lawn chairs please. For more details, click here.

Tuesday, August 18th

The Art of Logic. 11:00am – 11:45am. Mathnasium How does grade school math prepare someone for STEM fields, and specifically computer science? For one, fluency in mathematics leads to Number Sense, which involves problem solving, critical thinking, and logic. All of these skills lead to a better understanding of technology and computers. Join Assistant Center Director Derek Lau as he dives deeper into one concept that every field can use: task analysis! This talk is designed for middle to high schoolers and their parents, but all are welcome to attend! Free.

Wednesday, August 19th

“When am I going to use this?”. 11am-11:45am. Mathnasium. The importance of Math in both STEM and Non-STEM related fields. Join Center Director Alec McElroy as he talks about math’s importance in the pursuit of, and success in, both STEM and non-STEM related fields. He’ll also offer some tips on how to motivate students to engage in their math studies as they start to think about potential careers of interest. This webinar is designed for parents of students (all ages).

Thursday, August 20th

Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens on Thursday evenings; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining, and shopping. Timed tickets are available online only and are required for members and guests. Fee.

Friday, August 21st

Drive in Movie Night – Avengers Endgame. West Broad Village. In accordance with State guidelines, spaces are limited, please reserve 1 spot for each car. If you are hesitant about attending, please be sure and then reserve a spot, so as to be thoughtful towards others who might really want to attend the event. Social distancing will be implemented and required at each movie screening. They request everyone to please be mindful, practice social distancing and wear a mask when interacting with others from outside your car while at the event.

Drive-In Movie: Dorey Park. 7:30-11pm. Dorey Park. Come out to Dorey Park for a FREE drive-in movie night! Gates open at 7:30pm. Movie begins at 9pm. Spaces are limited and first come, first served. Movie: Aladdin (2019). Free.

Wednesday, August 26th

Virtual Math Nights. 5pm. SOVA Mathnasiums are working together to host Virtual Math Nights twice a month! Math Nights are geared towards elementary school aged students and they’ve put together an awesome collection of games that we can play completely online! It’s completely free and Mathansium promises an hour of fun and (educational) games for all involved. Registration is required in advance to able to plan our activities properly. Free.

Easy Evenings in the Park. 5:30-7:30pm. Deep Run Park. Bring a picnic and enjoy a socially-distanced, laid-back evening in the park! Music by Tyler Meacham. Free.

Thursday, August 27th

Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the gardens on Thursday evenings; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining, and shopping. Timed tickets are available online only and are required for members and guests. Fee.