Family Fun Calendar: Summer Edition

It’s a great time to be a kid in SoVa. So many things happening around us! Follow us on Facebook to learn about other things as they come up.

Movies at Eden’s Drive-In Theater

Ticket prices are $7 per adult and $4 per child ages 6-11 and FREE for children under 6. Gates open at 6:30. Movies begin at dark.
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Rooster Walk 8: Music & Arts Festival

May 26-29, 2016
RW8-posterRooster Walk Music and Arts Festival is four days of live music over Memorial Day Weekend. The festival features art, crafts, food, beer, children’s activities, on-site camping, disc golf and so much more!

There are currently 16 bands that have been announced: Lettuce, Sam Bush, Perpetual Groove, The Revivalists, Tab Benoit, Jeff Austin Band, The Motet, Rayland Baxter, TAUK, Larry Keel Experience, Acoustic Syndicate, Cabinet, Yarn, Town Mountain, Billy Strings, People’s Blues of Richmond, Stephane Wrembel, Jon Stickley Trio, Jarekus Singleton, Naughty Professor, Major & the Monbacks, Wild Ponies, Erin & the Wildfire, Southern Belles, Annabelle’s Curse, Trongone Band, L Shape Lot, After Jack, Roosevelt Dime, Lizzy Ross, Sanctum Sully (Electric Reunion), Mason Via, Ghost Eagle, Welcome to Hoonah, Gabe Morales, Rex McGee & John Garris, Junto, Truckstop Preachers, Mission in the Rain, Juliana MacDowell, Left Hip Pocket, Slick Jr. & the Reactors, Maya Burgess, The Fernandez Sisters, PHCC Patriot Players, Fire My Spirit Productions.
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Red Skelton Tribute Show

June 11
Brian Hoffman’s “Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton” is the longest running show at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas. And he’s now on tour. This is an “extremely family-friendly” comedy show and a hilarious blast from the past. Fun for ALL AGES! Re-Live the golden age of television with this tribute to “America’s Clown Prince,” Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton.
Tickets are $15.00. Showtimes at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Call for more information 1-434-793-SHOW (7469)

Kids Fishing Day Clinic

June 4, 9am – 12
18th Annual Fishing Clinic for children ages 7-14 years old. This multi-generational event links youth with experienced anglers to introduce them to a sport that can be enjoyed for the rest of their lives. Fishing poles will be provided.
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Vacation Bible Schools

Too many to list. Check in with your nearby or neighborhood churches.

Little Mermaid Jr.

June 2, 3, 10 at 7:30pm, June 4, 11 at 11am
The Prizery in South Boston, Va. Learn more and buy tickets »

Summer Camps at Danville Science Center

Ages 4-7
Kitchen Science • June 20 – 24
What’s the Matter • July 11 – 15
Ages 8-12
The Great Outdoors • June 20 – 24
Builders’ Boot Camp • July 11 – 15
$95 – 125. Programs are half days in the morning or afternoon, depending on the program. Learn more »

Danville YMCA Summer Camps for Kids

Beginning May 23, summer camp is $100 a week for members and $150 a week for nonmembers. Drop-off is every day 7am-9am and pick-up is 5-6:30pm. Each week is filled with lots of educational activities and activities to keep the kids moving and active. Each week also includes a field trip. Contact Cord Cothren at for more information or pick up
a registration packet at the front desk.

Amazement Square in Lynchburg

Father’s Day Gift Workshop

Saturday, June 18, 2016

11:00AM – 12:00PM | 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Father’s Day is right around the corner! Join us as we celebrate all things dad by making gifts and cards for that number one guy in your life!
Cost is $3 plus museum admission or membership.
Note: Museum will be closed Sunday, June 19th for Father’s Day.
STEAMpowered Workshop | LEGO® Master Builders!
1:00 PM – 3:00PM | Activity: LEGO® Master Builders

STEAMpowered workshops provide participants with unique and personalized instruction while strengthening necessary STEAM skills. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.)This month we will be focusing on LEGO®s! During this workshop we will complete LEGO® challenges, learn about new LEGO® construction concepts, and build a take-home LEGO® design. This workshop is run by Jon Formo, our resident LEGO® expert! Register Today! >
This program is $15 including museum admission or $6 for members.
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Danville Cinemas: 2016 Summer Kid Show Series

$1.50 Movies! $1.50 Popcorn! $1.50 Drinks!
We invite you to join us each Tuesday and Thursday morning in June and July for our Summer Kid Show Series.
One feature will play each week at 10:00 AM. Doors open at 9:15.
June 7 & June 9 – Home (PG)
June 14 & June 16 – Shaun The Sheep (PG)
June 21 & June 23 – Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip (PG)
June 28 & June 30 – The Peanuts Movie (G)
July 5 & July 7 – Paddington (PG)
July 12 & July 14 – Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)
July 19 & July 21 – Minions (PG)
July 26 & July 29 – Norm Of The North (PG)

Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days

July 15, 16, 17
There will be a controlled battle at Jake’s Place on Saturday at Noon between Bay Rock’s Revenge and Captain Party until 2pm. At 4pm come to Halesford Bridge/Bridgewater Plaza to see us board the Virginia Dare! On the way back up the lake we will stop at any and all marinas and docks possible.
The weekend will include live music at several venues and other retailer participating in pirate costumes. Check out the full list of events.

Danville Science Center: Science After Dark

Starting July 21st • Every third Thursday 5:30-9 pm
Discover the mysteries of the universe during our monthly adventures! Learn how to use and create your own star charts or journey through the night sky in The Dome with a special all-live Cosmic Expedition. Gaze through telescopes and see firsthand some of the wonders of the nighttime sky, weather permitting. This incredible event is brought to you in partnership with the Institute for Advance Learning and Research. Members and students with college ID enjoy free admission to Science After Dark; general admission is $5.

Smith River Fest

August 31, 2016
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