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6th annual Eagle Classic Golf Tournament is back the Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Avenue, through August 18th. More than 150 professional golfers from around the world will be participating. Here are the highlights: Friday, August 16: First Round of Tournament begins “Opening Day” , 7:30am; Saturday, August 17: Tournament continues, “Family Fun Day” 7:30am; Junior Golf Clinic 4pm; Sunday, August 18: Final Round/Awards Ceremony & “Military Appreciation Day”, 7:30am. For more information on the Eagle Classic Golf Tournament at the Richmond Country Club visit www.eagleclassicva.com or you can call the golf shop at the Country Club 804-784-5663.

Anthem Moonlight Ride, untimed, family-friendly ride starts & finishes at Sports Backers Stadium. The ride features the “Full Moon” (17-mile) and the “Half Moon” (8-mile) course through Lakeside, Bryan Park and the near West End. Schedule of events: Friday, August 17, early packet pick-up at Shelter 3 in Bryan Park from 4-7 pm; Saturday, August 17: 5 pm Agee’s Bicycles offering basic inspections and minor adjustments 6-7:30 pm Packet pick-up & walk-up registration open. Photo ID required for packet pick-up. 7:30 pm Corrals called to line up, 8:00 p.m. Anthem Moonlight Ride begins in waves, 9 pm,  Agee’s Post-Ride Party begins with live music from The Good Birds 11:30 p.m. For details www.sportsbackers.org.

The Virginia Black Music Foundation & Charles City Parks  & Recreation presents VA Heritage Music Festival, Friday, August 16, 6-10pm, at Charles City Social Center, 8320 Ruthsville Road, Charles City music, food, dancing and featuring Kevin Davis & Ban Caribe, Jarrad Anthony, Dr. Ayaba Bey. Tickets adults $10, 18 & younger $5, children 6 & under free,  www.vbmf.org or 804-652-1601.

Elegba Folklore Society’s 23rd annual Down Home Family Reunion, Saturday, August 17, 4-11pm in Abner Clay Park, Jackson Ward, Belvidere & West Leigh Streets, featuring Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, African Dancers & Drummers, High Definition, K-Vibes, children’s activities, downhome food, a market place and Emcee J.Ron Fleming, www.efsinc.org or 804-644-3900, Down Home Family Reunion  

34th annual Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Festival at the Amelia Family Campground, 9720 Military Road (Rt. 153 South), music starts at 10:15am Saturday, features Michelle Nixon, Bluegrass Brothers, Lonesome River Band, James King, Feller & Hill and many other, for details www.ameliafamilycampground.com or call 804-561-3011.

Dogtown Block Party, Saturday, August 17 4:30-8:30pm, West 6th Street between Perry and Porter Streets.

RVA Brew-B-Q, Sunday, August 18, noon- 5pm at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Shockoe Bottom, free, www.virginiacraftbeerfest.com. 

Music in the Park Concert Series, Forest Hill Park, features 3rd Wave, Sunday, August 18th, 6-8pm, bring picnic baskets and lawn chairs and enjoy the music and the park, free to all. Details http://foresthillneighborhood.com/fhna/

Ashland Street Parties, King Edward & the BD’s, 6:30-11pm, Library Plaza, Railroad Avenue, Ashland, advance tickets are $10, $15 at the gate, kids 12 and under are admitted free, www.ashlandstreetparties.com.

Actor & Comedian Chris Tucker, Saturday, October 26, 8pm; A Little Unprofessional Ron White, performing Friday, January 31, 8pm, Richmond Landmark, Tickets on sale now www.ETIX.com or 800-514-ETIX (2849).

 George Wythe Booster Club Community Day Event, Saturday, August 17, 9:30am at 4314 Crutchfield Street, touch football game kicks off at 11am.

12th annual Set Up A Table – Celebrate A Child Community Festival, Saturday, August 17, 12-8pm at Hotchkiss Field Community Center, 701 East Brookland Park Boulevard, featuring Debo Dabney and others, info 804-665-3503.

Future Event: “WARHORSE” Tony Award winner premieres October 29 – November 3, at the Landmark Theater, tickets go on sale Monday, August 19, 10am, www.BroadwayInRichmond.com or 800-514-3849.

Squirrels Summer Stars Alfonso Ribeiro “Carlton Banks”, Wednesday, August 21, game time 7:01pm, $25 meet & greet picnic, Dwight “Doc” Godden, Skipper Bivins Hillbilly Handfishin’, Friday, August 23, gates open 6:05pm, game time 7:03, www.squirrelsbaseball.com or 804-359-FUNN.

C.L. Bryant and his award-winning Documentary Film “Runaway Slave” at The Movieland Cinema, 1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh Street, Thursday, September 5th, 7pm.