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Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-28 19:40:19-04

So, if Erika plans on dumping rain on us next week…let’s get out this weekend and live it up!

There are thousands of things going on this weekend, but here are a few that made the list…

2nd Annual Flex Your Fitness Kids Bash
If you and the kids made those fitness resolutions back in January but haven’t gotten around to it, start this weekend–it’s never too late!! Flex Your Fitness Apparel is hosting their 2nd annual Kids Bash at Dre Bly Field located at 1257 Baker Road in Virginia Beach. This fun packed event will feature kickball, tug of war, relay races, water balloon fights and so so so much more. Motivational Speaker Jerome Old will take the stage along with local celebrities when the bash kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Kids 6-16 can preregister online at eventbrite.com to receive a Kids Bash Color War Games tee-shirt. Children ages 1-5 are FREE! Flex Your Fitness–or try your best :)!

“Prayer Thru” School Supply Drive
Been praying all summer for a new book bag with school supplies? Well, Destiny Revelation Tabernacle in Hampton has answered your prayers. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., they will be giving out FREE book bags and school supplies a part of their first annual “Prayer Thru” drive. Parents can literally drive up, receive one book bag stocked with supplies per every child, receive prayer, and drive off–just like a restaurant drive thru. Drive thru 3217 Commander Shepard Blvd to receive your blessing! For more information, call (757) 328-9380.

Back to School Pep Rally
If receiving a FREE book bag full of supplies doesn’t make your cup run over, then head to Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News as they celebrate the final weeks of back to school shopping. And get this, there will be giveaways, makeovers and the distribution of exclusive coupons ON TOP OF all day shopping. Bring in the school year the right way with FREE festivities and fun for the whole family Saturday. For more information, visit www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com.

Virginia Beach Oceanfront FunkFest
The State Farm FunkFest and Africana Virginia Beach return to the Oceanfront for a weekend full of heart and soul August 28-30. The FunkFest will feature free concerts on the beach at 24th Street on Friday and Saturday. You can expect local and national talent from Caribbean Steel, Rick Elliot, Butcher Brown Band, Fuzz Band, Elements Band, Good Life. The funk continues on Sunday with a gospel picnic, cultural activities and performances by Earl Carter and the Myra Smith Experience. For more information, visit www.BeachStreetUSA.com.

CTAB Mega Hoops Classic
Ball is life this weekend at the 2015 Cross-Training Athletes into Believers Mega Hoops Classic as the “Best of the 757” take on each other in this daylong basketball tournament.  CTAB strives to help encourage and support our younger generation in their upcoming school year endeavors. Not only will the event create an atmosphere of fun and excitement, but CTAB wants to provide school supplies and other necessities for youth who are unable to obtain the essential for a successful school year. You can purchase your $10 tickets here for kids ages 6 and older.

Back to School Community Day
The Villa Heights Civic League along with the Legends Barber House present a Back to School Community Day Sunday from 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 o.m. at Church Street between 28th & 29th Street. They’ll have a bounce house, DJ, snow cones, popcorn, and plenty of food! For more information, contact Clemith Bink at (757) 537-9188.

For a listing of these events and more head on over to our Events tab located on the home page of our website. Also, if you would like to submit any events to be featured in our weekly blog, send them over by emailing us at desk@wtkr.com. And of course catch us weekends starting at 6:00/6:30 p.m. on NewsChannel 3.

-McKinley Strother