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FREE blood pressure screenings every Tuesday in the Garden Room from 8:30-10 a.m. Regency Square, 1-804-740-1518

Mall Walkers Program, Monday thru Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Entrance 5. Regency Square, 1-804-740-1518


HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR: Innsbrook After Hours performance with The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Mitch Ryder ad the Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis and the Playboys,  4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $20-$99; for information, for tickets


HAIR: Firehouse Theatre Project production 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through July 19, 2 p.m. July 13; 1609 W. Broad St.; 355-2001,

Kids World. Kids can enjoy a FREE fun and educational craft. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Fit & Fun Play Area, Regency Square, 1-804-740-1518


DOGWOOD DELL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Concert and fireworks in Byrd Park; Susan Greenbaum at 5:30 p.m., Larry Robinson on the Carillon bells at 7 p.m. and the Richmond Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk;

FREE ADMISSION: LEWIS GINTER BOTANNICAL GARDEN: Free throughout the day, 9 a.m. To 5 p.m., and includes Butterflies LIVE! Exhibit; parade in the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m. and concert 1-4 p.m. in Children’s Garden by Happy Lucky Combo;

I KNOW RICHMOND: THE BUS TOUR: Celebration of city history sponsored by Valentine Richmond History Center, with tour sites including Court End, the James River and the Fall Line, Church Hill, Jackson Ward, the Fan and Monument Avenue. Tour drives by St. John’s Church, Hollywood Cemetery, Main Street Station, the Jefferson Hotel and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. Tour the State Capitol, walk Capitol Square and see the Civil Rights Memorial; $25, or $20 for history center members; (804) 649-0711 x301 for reservations; meet at the History Center; cash or check, or purchase online at

ASHLAND FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Ashland, begins with 2 mile and 10k runs at 7:45 and ends with fireworks at 10 p.m.; also features parade at 10:15 a.m.; begins at Triangle Park, then continues on Siskiyou Boulevard to East Main and ends Water Street;

OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY: 1-5 p.m. Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen;


80s INVASION: Innsbrook After Hours performance with Warrant, Firehouse and L.A. Guns,  4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $15-$79; for information, for tickets


GO, DOG. GO: The Children’s Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn production through Aug. 3; 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., 75 minute production for ages 3-8; $15; in the Shops at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Way; (804) 282-2620;


150th BIRTHDAY OF MAGGIE WALKER: 10 a.m. To 4 p.m.,  Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, 600 N. 2nd Street Richmond VA 23219; tours, children’s crafts and entertainment in celebration of Walker’s life;; (804) 771-2017 x24

GLO RUN RVA: Maymont, 7-10 p.m.; non-timed, 3-mile walk or run for all ages; includes disc jockey playing music; participants receive t-shirt and glow gear; registration free to age 8, $12 ages 8-17 and $35 for adults, benefits Maymont, 1700 Hampton St.;

Kids, Inc. Business Showcase. Come out and support these young entrepreneurs as they sell their products and services. Saturday, July 12 from 1-5 p.m. Center Court. Regency Square, 1-804-740-1518

RICHMOND JAZZ BAND: Free performance, Pocahantas State Park, 10301State Park Road, Chesterfield Court House; part of Pocahantas Premieres concert series; $5 parking; concerts are held rain or shine; concerts start at 7 p.m., and gates open at 6 p.m. coolers permitted at this concert, but pets are not allowed; ( 804) 796-4255 or visit for tickets

HANOVER TOMATO FESTIVAL: Celebration of everyone’s favorite fruit/vegetable; 9 a.m. To 4 p.m., Pole Green Park; music rides, games, petting zoo, vendors, tomato dishes;

VICTORIUM MMA EPISODE III: Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fighting, Sports Center of Richmond, 1385 Overbrook Road; $35-$500;


CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF RICHMOND CENTRAL: $1 Family Night, 5-7:30 p.m., with $1 admission for all; third Fridays; need at least one adult chaperone per five children; regular admission $8 ages 1-59, free to age 1 and $7 seniors; 2626 W. Broad St., Richmond; hours through Labor Day are 9:30 a.m. To 7 p.m. Daily;

THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH: Virginia Repertory Theatre production at Hanover Tavern runs through Aug. 24; world premiere of play from Bo Wilson; $36; (804) 282-2620;


GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 8 p.m., Carpenter Theatre at Center Stage, 600 E. Grace St.; $49 to $64;


BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL SCREENING: 9 a.m. to noon, Belmont Recreation Center, Henrico; free for ages 50 and older, no breakfast before cholesterol test to ensure accuracy; also 9 a.m. to noon July 30 at Confederate

Hills Recreation Center, Henrico, provided by Westport Rehabilitation and Nursing Center; Cindy Spear at 243-9785 for an apppointment


THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB: Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, South Chesterfield, through Aug. 2; comedy about growing old together;  (804) 748-5203,


GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH: 1:15 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day, free re-enactments of Patrick Henry’s stirring speech in its original venue, St. John’s Church, Church Hill, 2401 E. Broad St.; music at 1:30, followed by re-enactment beginning at 1:45 p.m., $5 suggested donation;


UNDER THE SUN TOUR 2014: Innsbrook After Hours performance with Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth,  4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $20-$99; for information, for tickets


COLE SWINDELL AND TYLER FARR: Innsbrook After Hours performance,  4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $15-$99; for information, for tickets


POSING BEAUTY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibit examines the contested ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. The exhibition explores contemporary understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts; through July 27; $10, $8 age 65 and older and ages 7-17 and groups of 10 or more;