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Writing Classes. Held in the upstairs art gallery of Chop Suey Books at 2913 W. Cary Street in Carytown, directly across the street from the Byrd Theatre Do you have a blossoming young writer? Check out these exciting spring intensives offered by Richmond Young Writers.
Today – Sunday, February 16th
Alice in Wonderland. Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theatre. Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. Visit the website for show times and fees.
Today – Sunday, May 11th
Be the Dinosaur. A new exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia. Check out an animatronic dinosaur and a pterosaur reconstruction as you discover what life was like for dinosaurs. Included with exhibit admission, free for members.
Monday, February 10th
Children’s Craft Time. 4pm. Hull Street Library. Make a valentine! For preschool and elementary school children. Free.
Valentine Card Crafts. 4pm. Main Library. Come and make special Valentine’s Day cards for your loved ones. Free.
And I Mean It! Using a Logical Consequence Approach with Children 5-10 yrs. 6:30pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee
Tuesday, February 11th
Young at Art. 10am-11am. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Toddler Valentine Storytime. 11am. Westover Hills Library. Valentine’s Day stories, songs, and a craft celebrating the people who love us best–our families. Ages 18-36 months, accompanied by an adult. Free.
Young at Art. 2pm-3pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Fun and Feisty: Parenting the Four and Five Year Old. 6pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
WHEN IT’S YOUR CHILD: UNDERSTANDING ADHD. 7pm-9:30 pm. Collaborative Parenting of Richmond, 8500 Bell Creek road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Fee.
Wednesday, February 12th
Mommy & Me. 10am-11:30am. Inside the Children’s Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn. A free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents´ interaction with their children. This month – Jonathan the Juggler. Free.
Terrific Twos and Threes. 6pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Thursday, February 13th
After School Art Club. 4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Foundations in Art. 4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Thursday, February 13th -Sunday, February 16th
Richmond Ballet’s Cinderella. Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. This classic fairy tale comes to life in a glorious presentation choreographed by Malcolm Burn for Richmond Ballet. This magical production of Cinderella was inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales, and features the dramatic music of Prokofiev, performed by Richmond Symphony. Visit the website for show times and fees.
Friday, February 14th
We LOVE Kindermusik! Noon-4pm. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. Bring the special Valentine in your life to “We LOVE Kindermusik” at Melody Magic Music Studio! Open play with instruments, crafts, storytimes, raffle prizes, and more! Drop in anytime between 12 and 4pm. Perfect for children ages 0-7 years, with an adult! $5/child (with a $10 family max). Visit the website now for a FREE gift to get the love started!
Teen Drawing Club. 5pm-6:30pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs. Fee.
Romp n’ Roll Valentine’s Kid’s Night Out. 6pm-9pm. All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations. Enjoy Valentine’s with your sweetheart while the children run and play. Kids will get their wiggles out in the moonbounce, play in the gym, create an art project and end the night with an awesome bubble dance party! The evening also includes a pizza dinner! Children must be ages 2 to 5, potty training not required. No need to be a member; register by calling (804) 364-6363. Cost: $20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children. (Children must be siblings to qualify for discounted price.)
Mad Science Valentines Party. 6pm-10pm. Want to get out for Valentines without bringing the kids too? Enjoy a nice night out while Mad Science entertains your kids. But beware, they may be having so much fun they don’t want to go back! The night will include pizza, a fun science show, pink glowing slime making, fun games and activities, and a fun movie! Cost $30 per child ($25 siblings). Grades K-5.
Arena Racing. 7:30pm. Richmond Coliseum. Exciting family entertainment watching drivers in ½ scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track, turning laps in under 8 seconds flat while competing side-by-side bumping, rubbing, flipping and racing. Fee.
Saturday, February 15th
Henricus Family Fun Day. 10am-3pm. Henricus Park. Bring the whole clan out for a day featuring 17th-century life including art projects, Colonial games and role-play activities. Crafts include making paper and Virginia Indian pottery. Activities are ongoing and self-paced. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by February 15 by calling 804-318-8797. Cost: $9 for each child; $11 for each adult/Henricus Patrons $2.50 for each child; accompanying adult free.
Richmond Boy’s Choir. Performance at 11am at CMoR Central & Performance at 1pm CMoR Chesterfield. Part of CMoR’s showcase of both traditional and modern African American music and dance through special performances and activities for Black History Month. Free with museum admission.
Upstairs/Downstairs. 12:30pm. MaymontMansion. Maymont Honors Black History Month. ExperienceMaymontMansion from the perspective of those who knew it as a workplace. Nearly everyone employed by the Dooleys as butlers, maids, cooks and laundresses from 1893-1925 were African American. Fee.
A Whistle Stop Theatre Dream Valentines Day Party! 1pm-4pm. 201 Duncan Street, Ashland Va 23005. This Valentines Day, bring your favorite little valentine for an enchanted party! Come dressed in your favorite princess (or prince!) costume, or come and try on some of ours! Come for snacks, games, dancing, stories and the real Cinderella! Sponsored by Castle Rock Party Center. www.castlerockva.com. Fee.
Arena Racing. 7pm. Richmond Coliseum. Exciting family entertainment watching drivers in ½ scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track, turning laps in under 8 seconds flat while competing side-by-side bumping, rubbing, flipping and racing. Fee.
Saturday, February 15th – Monday, February 17th
Princess and Superhero Weekend and Build A Bear. Local Build A Bear Stores. Visit ta store dressed as a princess or superhero and enjoy free activities, fun and giveaways.
Sunday February 16th
A Whistle Stop Theatre Dream Valentines Day Party! 4pm. 201 Duncan Street, Ashland Va 23005. This Valentines Day, bring your favorite little valentine for an enchanted party! Come dressed in your favorite princess (or prince!) costume, or come and try on some of ours! Come for snacks, games, dancing, stories and the real Cinderella! Sponsored by Castle Rock Party Center. www.castlerockva.com. Fee.