August 18th – 24th

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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.

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 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.