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Butterflies LIVE! Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Visitors have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures – watch them fly, feed and flutter all around you. Free with Garden Admission.
Today – September 22nd 2013
Ring Around The Rosy 2013 Fall/Winter Sale. Oxbridge Shopping Center, 9939 Hull St. Rd. and Courthouse Road (Next to Martin’s). Shop for Fall/Winter Clothing, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Home Decor, Halloween costumes, coats, Women’s Clothing & Accessories, shoes, Infant Equipment & Supplies, Furniture and Much More. Now Accepting ALL Major Credit Cards (on purchases $50 and over).
Monday, September 16th
Garden Art Studio. 1pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Drop-in the Garden Art Studio beside the hidden tunnel and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with garden admission.
The Nature of Boys (Parents of Boys from Birth-9 yrs). 6:30pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Tuesday, September 17th
Animals all Over. 10am-11am. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Animals all Over. 2pm-3pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Garden Explorations for Families- The Harvest. 3:30pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Children (all ages) with accompanying adult. Enjoy story time and a fun-filled adventure while exploring different areas of the Garden. Observe your surroundings using a variety of hands-on activities and take-home treasures. Themes change each month and new stories, activities and garden areas are introduced each week. Garden Explorations for Families is an excellent opportunity for homeschoolers! Fee.
Words that Work with Preschoolers 2-4 yrs. 6pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
“From Potty Training to Potty Talk” 7pm-9pm. Collaborative Parenting of Richmond, 8500 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA23116. “Is this normal?” is perhaps the most frequently asked question by parents of preschoolers. Come learn all about what’s “normal” for a preschooler. We’ll cover everything development and discipline. Bring your questions. Leave with answers and peace of mind. Please register. Free.
Wednesday, September 18th
Drop in and Dig! 9am. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be! Free with Garden Admission.
Positively Sensational! 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Kinetic Sculpture. 4:30pm-6:30pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs. Fee.
Creative Connections. 6:30pm-7:30pm. Full Circle Grief Center, 10611 Patterson Ave., Richmond. Honor a loved one you have lost during an evening of creative expression. September’s activity: Storyboxes. No prior experience necessary. Registration required. 912-2947, ext.107. Session is free and open to anyone grieving the death of a loved one.
Thursday, September 19th
A Royal Party: Princesses and Pirates Musical Playdate. 12:20-1pm. ages 3-6 years. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. A perfect fit for our preschoolers! Feel free to come dressed up as a princess, prince, or pirate! We will attend a ball, ride on a pirate boat, and play some royal instruments. Your child will love it! Cost is $10/child, and advance registration/payment is required. Register online at www.melodymagicmusic.com.
Cities & Shapes. 4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Beyond Time Out (Parents of Children 5-9 yrs). 6pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Thursday, September 19th – Sunday, September 22nd
Disney on Ice. Richmond Coliseum. Visit the website for show times and ticket prices. Fee.
Friday, September 20th
To the Rescue! Musical Playdate. 11-11:40am, ages 1-7 years. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. Wee-new, wee-new! It’s a child’s delight: firetrucks, police, and more! In this music class, we will climb ladders like firemen, blow our horns, play along to some great firemen music, and more! Great for boys AND girls! Cost is $10/child, and advance registration/payment is required. Register online at www.melodymagicmusic.com.
Target $1 Family Night. 5pm-7:30pm. Children’s Museum – Central. Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person!
LiveSky: Telescopes. 6:30pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Take a grand tour of telescopes past, present and future. Get a peek at the next generation of giant “eyes in the sky” planned for 2018. At 7:30 pm join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society as they share their telescopes for a look into the vastness of space, weather permitting. $5, free for members.
Friday, September 20th – 22nd
Field Day of the Past. Show grounds located off I-64, Exit #173 (Rockville-Manakin), 14 miles west of Richmond, VA. Historical displays and exhibits, re-enactments, tractor and truck pulls, small engine displays, arts and crafts, flea market, antique and modern construction equipment demonstrations, a log cabin with ongoing heritage craft demonstrations can be experienced throughout the weekend. Volunteers demonstrate the daily routines of the life of a family surviving in early rural Virginia which include wheat and peanut threshing, meat smoking, the making of sorghum molasses, washing clothes, canning, saw milling and other chores. Permanent exhibits and structures include a working United States post office, a 1930′s grocery store and garage, fire lookout tower, blacksmith shop, wood wright shop, ice house, gold mining equipment, Pullman railroad car and engine buildings. Fee.
September 20th – 29th
Threads Fall & Winter 2013 Children’s Consignment Sale. Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA 23238 (Corner of Pump & Patterson). 10 days of Shopping!
September 21st 2013
Mothers of Young Children Fall/Winter Toy and Clothing Sale. West End Assembly of God, 401 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229. No children, no strollers at the preview sale.
Children’s Clothing and Toy Consignment Sale. 7:30am-4:00pm. Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059. A great place to shop for gently used clothes, toys, costumes, dance clothes, DVDs and so much more!
Southside Area Mothers of Multiples (Midlothian) Everything for Kids Yard Sale. Manchester Middle School, 7401 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23235. Public Sale: 8-11am. The link to their facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/
To the Rescue! Musical Playdate. 9:30-10:10 or 10:20-11:00, ages 1-7 years. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. Wee-new, wee-new! It’s a child’s delight: firetrucks, police, and more! In this music class, we will climb ladders like firemen, blow our horns, play along to some great firemen music, and more! Great for boys AND girls! Cost is $10/child, and advance registration/payment is required. Register online at www.melodymagicmusic.com.
Glen Allen Day. 9:30am-2:30pm. Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park. Festivities kick off with a parade at 9:30am on Mountain Road. Activities in the park include children’s activities; participation by several local schools, balloons by Miss Sheri the Clown, petting zoo, airbrush designs, Henrico County Public Library Mobile Library Services; an arts, crafts and business fair; custom and classic car show; and local musicians on two stages. Rain Date: Sat, Sep 28, 9:30am-2:30pm. Concessions will be available for purchase. Free.
Interactive Animals. 1pm-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Anime in a Day. 1pm-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs. Fee.
September 21st – 22nd
The Layne. Canterbury Shopping Center, 10618 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238. Kids and ladies consignment. New and nearly new items.
Sunday, September 22nd
Richmond Concert Band. 5:20pm. On the lawn at Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Windsor Farms, Richmond. Free.