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 – March 8th
Teen Tech Week Contest: DIY Book Cover @ Your Library. Teens! Entries for the annual Teen Tech Week digital art contest will be accepted Saturday, February 22 thru Saturday, March 8. Recreate or re-imagine a cover from a book that already exists. For Middle School (11-14 years) and High School (14-18 years) students. Free.
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 24th
Visit by Happy Family Brands. 10am-Noon. Children’s Museum – Central. Happy Family Brands will give out free samples of their up and coming products such as rice cakes, toddler bars and yogis as well as coupons and coloring sheets! Free with museum admission.
Tuesday, February 25th
Young at Art. 10am-11am. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Young at Art. 2pm-3pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Wednesday, February 26th
Evenings in the Studio. 4:30pm-6:30pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs. Fee.
Wednesday, February 26th – Sunday, March 2nd
Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus. Richmond Coliseum. Visit the website for show times and fees.
Thursday, February 27th
After School Art Club. 4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Friday, February 28th
Friday Family Art Nights. 5pm-7pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs. Fee.
The Rock & Roll Jubilee. 7pm. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Journey back to 1958 and be a part of the studio audience for the live broadcast and musical journey with memorable songs from the Titans of Teen Town: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and Ricky Nelson. The Jubilee includes 1950’s period advertisements, skits and lots of laughs and surprises. Fee.
Friday, February 28th – Sunday, March 2nd
The Layne. 8914 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA (Next to the Dollar Tree and Endorphin Fitness). Boutique children’s, women’s & men’s clothing, upscale toys and home decor.
Saturday, March 1st
Boot Camp for New Dads. 9am-Noon. Henrico Doctor’s at Forest. Serving more than 1,000 fathers in the Richmond metro area, this unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads. You can take this class only, or you can sign up for a 3-part class that includes Boot Camp for New Dads, Gearing Up for Baby, and When Baby Makes Three. Lunch is provided. To sign up for the 3-part class, click here. Fee, scholarships are available.
2014 Jig By the James Open Feis. 9am. BenedictineCollege Prep Auditorium, River Road. Dancers from across the Mid-Atlantic region will compete in solo competitions in levels from beginner through Open Champion, from ages 4 to adult. Hosted by Heart of IrelandSchool of Dance. Admission for observers will be $5.
Build a Trojan Horse Bank. 9am-Noon. Local Home Depot Stores. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Register online. Free.
Little Kids, Big Questions: What Parents Need to Know About Sleep. 10am-11:30am. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party. 10am-Noon. Goochland Branch Library. Listen to stories, play games, and make “Seuss-y” crafts. For Ages 3-10. Refreshments provided. Free.
Lego My Library. 10am-Noon. GinterPark Library, City of Richmond. Each month they will have a different theme to help inspire participants, but you are welcome to build anything that you’d like. This activity is open to children ages 5 to 12. All legos are provided. Free.
Pickleball Family Fun. 10am-Noon. DeepRunRecreationCenter, HenricoCounty. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors because pickleball is a sport that can be enjoyed by all! The event will feature an introduction to the rules, skill demonstrations, equipment explanations, and more. Info: 290-0305. Free.
Engineering for Kids: Straw Rockets. 10:15am-11:45am. Central Library, Chesterfield County. Design your own rocket! This Aerospace Engineering program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of aerodynamics, propulsion, structural design, and flight. Design your own pneumatically-driven rocket and learn how to stabilize the rocket’s flight. For kids 7-11 years old. Registration is required and begins Feb. 15. Please register only the children participating in the workshop. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-751-CCPL. Free.
Teen Studio – The Art of the Still Life. 10:30am-2:30pm. Ettrick-Matoaca Library, Chesterfield County. In this workshop, you’ll learn the steps to still life painting and create your own acrylic masterpiece. We’ll discuss foreground, background, composition and tone, and incorporate these into original sketches and your final canvas. Please wear appropriate clothing for painting. Bring your own brown bag lunch. This program is for teens 12-16 years old. Registration is required and begins Feb. 15. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-751-CCPL. Free.
Paws To R.E.A.D. 10:30am-12:30pm. GinterPark Library, City of Richmond. Read to Harvey, the resident Greyhound! Parents this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Call and schedule a time to read to Harvey or to one of his canine buddies @ 646-1236. Free.
Youth Baseball & Softball EXPO. 11am-5pm. TSI Training Center. Save Money on your baseball and softball equipment this spring. There will be prizes games, deep discounts from DISCO SPORTS, vendors, FREE hotdogs, FREE mini clinics, and more! Entry into the event is FREE and open to the public!
Imaginative Watercolors. 11:30am-12:30pm. LaPrade Library, Chesterfield County. Bring your imaginations and paint your dreams on paper. After creating your artistic masterpiece, you can leave the item for display in the library and bring your family to see your work. Registration is required and begins Feb. 15. Free.
Kids Discover… 1pm-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration. 2pm-4pm. Atlee Branch Library, HanoverCounty. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday! For all ages. Refreshments provided. Free.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 2pm. North Avenue Library, City of Richmond. Cupcake decorating and Seuss-y activities. All ages are welcome. Free.
Engineering for Kids: Straw Rockets. 2pm-3:30pm. Clover Hill Library, Chesterfield County. Design your own rocket! This Aerospace Engineering program is designed to introduce students to the concepts of aerodynamics, propulsion, structural design, and flight. Design your own pneumatically-driven rocket and learn how to stabilize the rocket’s flight. For kids 7-11 years old. Registration is required and begins Feb. 15. Please register only the children participating in the workshop. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-751-CCPL.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 3:30pm. Varina Library, Henrico County. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories and a craft. For Early Elementary (5-9 years), with an adult. Free.
The Rock & Roll Jubilee! 7pm. The Cultural ArtsCenter at Glen Allen. Journey back to 1958 and be a part of the studio audience for the live broadcast on fictitious WJKS radio as it channels the spirits of the founding fathers of rock ‘n roll into a great evening of music. Fee.
Sunday, March 2nd
Open Studio Sundays. Noon-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs. Free.
Justin Roberts in Concert. 4:30pm. Romp n’ Roll West End. Tickets required. Fee.
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert. 7pm. Richmond CenterStage, Carpenter Theatre. All seats general admission. Free.