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August 1

NO BATTERIES REQUIRED, 19th CENTURY GAMES: For ages 5 and older, Meadow Farm Museum, 3500 Mountain Farm Road, Glen Allen

SQUARE DANCE OPEN HOUSE: 8-10 p.m., Tuckahoe Squares event for ages 18 and older, no experience necessary, open to couples and singles; Temple Beth El Education Center, 601 N. Parham Road, Henrico; call (804) 559-5762, or e-mail tuckahoesquares@gmail.com; www.tuckahoesquaredanceclub.com

CARYTOWN WATERMELON FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Carytown; music, activities for children, more than 100 exhibitors and thousands of watermelons; http://carytownrva.org/events/watermelon-festival.php

KG EXPERIENCE will perform in Center Court, 1 p.m., Regency Square, 740-1518

MEET & GREET NUTZY AT CENTER COURT, 2 p.m., Regency Square, 740-1518

August 1-3

TAX-FREE WEEKEND: No state tax on school supplies that cost $20 or less per item, and on clothing and shoes that cost $100 or less per item

TAX FREE WEEKEND AT REGENCY SQUARE, Regency Square, 740-1518

August 2

BIG MUDDY CHALLENGE: 2-mile, 12-obstacle course for families with children age 6 and older; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ashland Berry Farm, 12607 Old Ridge Road, Beaverdam; bigmuddychallenge.com

MICKY’S MAGIC SHOW IN CENTER COURT, 2 p.m., Regency Square, 740-1518

August 3


MISS SHERI THE CLOWN (Balloon Twists) 1-3 p.m., Regency Square, 740-1518

August 6

BOOKS ON BROAD: Discussion of “Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era” with author Zachary W. Dressler; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the lecture hall, Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St.; wine and cheese reception, book discussion and book signing; www.lva.virginia.gov

GAVIN DEGRAW & MATT NATHANSON: Innsbrook After Hours performance with Andrew McMahon,  4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $15-$99; innsbrookafterhours.com for information, ticketstobuy.com for tickets

August 7

THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH: Virginia Repertory Theatre production at Hanover Tavern 8 p.m. Aug. 7; runs through Aug. 24, times and dates vary; world premiere of play from Bo Wilson; $36; (804) 282-2620; va-rep.org

August 8-9

FILIPINO FESTIVAL: Annual celebration of Filipino dance,music, art and cuisine, 5-10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Road, Henrico; filipinofestival.org

August 9

RACE ‘N ROLL 5K: Benefit road race fundraiser for Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy; final registration begins at 7 a..m. and race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, parking at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Road, Henrico (see Filipino Festival listing above); http://www.coloradofmd.org/race/

August 10

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; historicstjohnschurch.org

August 9-10

RICHMOND JAZZ FESTIVAL: Maymont, 1700 Hampton St.; performers include Fred Wesley and the New J.B.s, Roy Ayers, Average White Band, Boz Scaggs, Boney James (above), Cameo, Cassandra Wilson, Sean Jones and Regina Carter; $75-$140; www.jazzatmaymont.com

August 13

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC: Innsbrook After Hours performance,  4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; show has dance floor; gates open 5 p.m., $16.50-$50; innsbrookafterhours.com for information, ticketstobuy.com for tickets

August 14

FLOWERS AFTER FIVE AT LEWIS GINTER BOTANNICAL GARDEN: Wine tasting, music, garden strolls, al fresco dining and shopping each Thursday through August; performance Aug. 14 by Sandbar; $12 adults; $11 seniors; $8 children ages 3 - 12; free for children under age 3 and free admission for Garden Members; lewisginter.org

August 15

THIRD FRIDAYS TANGO AFTER WORK: Free, no registration required, 6-8 p.m., Cochrane Atrium, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard; vmfa.museum/calendar

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; www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org

August 16

CANINE FIRST AID & CPR (Alpha Dog Club) Garden Room at 9 a.m., Regency Square, 740-1518

August 17

RVA BREW B Q: Noon to 5 p.m., 17th Street Farmers Market; showcase for variety of Richmond area barbecue bistros and chefs and more than 15 local craft breweries; www.richmondgov.com

August 20

GOV’T MULE & BLACKBERRY SMOKE: Innsbrook After Hours performance, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $16.50-$99; innsbrookafterhours.com for information, ticketstobuy.com for tickets

August 21

SCOTTY MCCREERY: Innsbrook After Hours performance, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $20-$99; innsbrookafterhours.com for information, ticketstobuy.com for tickets

August 22

DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Richmond Coliseum; $20-$65, ticketmaster.com

August 23

BROWN’S ISLAND: 80s WAS THE GREATEST OLD SCHOOL CONCERT OF THE YEAR: Lineup includes Salt & Pepa, Chubb Rock, Special Ed, Kwamie, Monie Love; gates open 3 p.m., music begins at 5:30 p.m., at Brown’s Island, 700 Tredegar St.; $30-$50, ticketmaster.com

TEEN VOGUE SATURDAYS™: Game Truck, Fashions on Display, 1-4 p.m., Regency Square, 740-1518

August 28

THOMAS RHETT: Innsbrook After Hours performance, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $15-$99; innsbrookafterhours.com for information, ticketstobuy.com for tickets

JAZZ CAFE: Free event 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Best Cafe, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard; vmfa.museum/calendar

August 30

HENRICO COMMUNITY BAND IN THE PARK: 1-3:30 p.m., Deep Run Park, 9910 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico; bring a blanket or lawn chair; (804) 501-5859

August 31

JACKSON WARD WALKING TOUR: 2-4 p.m. meet at Black History and Cultural Museum of Virginia, 3 W. Clay St.; tour includes the Maggie L. Walker Historic Site, the A.D. Price Funeral Home and the Dill House; $15, $5 for Valentine Richmond History Center members and children 12 and younger; richmondhistorytours.com