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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 9th
Hariet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. 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 3rd
Children’s Craft Time. 4pm. Hull Street Library. Celebrate African American musicians. Make a musical instrument! For preschool and elementary school children. Free.
Tuesday, February 4th
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.
Let’s Talk About Boys (Parents/Caregivers of Boys 0-9 yrs.) 6pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Wednesday, February 5th
Job Club 4 Teens! 5pm-6pm. Main Library. Experts from career developing organizations will conduct workshops for those who are interested in earning extra cash during the winter break. If you are looking for employment during the winter holidays, this is the club for you. This job club provides tips on building a successful resume, how to dress and act for an interview. Will meet every other week. Call 646-7223 to register. Free.
Beach Day. 4:30pm. West End Library. A beach-themed story time, craft and fun! This program is best for ages three-six with an adult. Space is limited. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 646-1877. Free
Thursday, February 6th
Tots of Art. 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Establishing Rules, Boundaries and Consequences with Your Child 11-16 yrs. Noon. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Teen Makers: Smashing Trash. After School. Ginter Park Library. Get crafty with recycled materials (snacks included). This month make soap in handmade recycled molds. You will also find out how to participate in the Teen Craft Sale at the Main Library. Free.
Foundations in Art. 4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
After School Art Club. 4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Friday, February 7th
Lego League First Fridays. 4pm. North Avenue Library. Enjoy the North Avenue Lego League on the first Friday of every month! Each month there will be a different theme or challenge, of course it is ok to just play! For toddlers to teens, and parents, too. Free.
Teen Drawing Club. 5pm-6:30pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs. Fee.
Special Nights for Special Needs. 5:30-7:30. CMoR Central. An evening especially for children 10 years old and younger who have special needs and their families. Enjoy museum exploration, adapted materials, special activities, and reduced number of visitors on this special night. Children will have access and learning opportunities, but most importantly they’ll have fun! Free.
First Friday Sampler. Visual Arts Center of Richmond. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Engage in a night of family creativity with a variety of artistic options at very reasonable prices. Call 804-353-0094 for more information. Fee.
Friday, February 7th – Saturday, February 8th
The Addams Family. Presented by Broadway In Richmond. Visit the website for show times and fees.
February 7th – 9th and 15th
The 28th Annual One-Act Showcase. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The area’s oldest one-act festival will once again feature the winners of the annual HTC One-Act Playwriting Competition. Times: Thur-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2:30pm. Matinee performance on Saturday, February 15 at 2:30pm. Information/reservations: 804-501-5859. Free,
Friday, February 7th – 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.
Saturday, February 8th
Richmond Parent’s Monthly Camp and Education Fair. 10am-3pm. Tuckahoe Family YMCA of Greater Richmond, 9211 Patterson Avenue, Henrico 23229. A showroom packed with exhibitors & visitors. Click the link to see the list of attendees. Free.
Love Note Holder. 10am. Local Lowes Stores. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this Love Note Holder! Register online. Free.
Robert Jospe and the World Beat Workshop. Performance at 11am at CMoR Central & Performance at 1:30pm at 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.
For the Birds. 11am. Maymont Nature Center. Fee.
Children’s Art Class. 11am. Hull Street Library. A children’s art class taught by hasan shamooro! Join us for a painting demo and learn about African American artists. Registration is required. Call 646-8699 to register. For elementary school children. Free/
LEGO Club. 11:30am. Main Library. Join LEGO sculpter Zhyeff, as he leads the new club of LEGO builders. This club will meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. Ages 6-12. . Please call 646-4768 to register. Free.
Upstairs/Downstairs. 12:30pm. Maymont Mansion. Maymont Honors Black History Month. Experience Maymont Mansion 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.
Behind the Scenes. 1pm. Maymont Nature Center. Fee.
Teen Lego Club. 1pm-3pm. Main Library. Join LEGO sculptor Zhyeff, as he leads the new club of LEGO with Teens. This club will meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. Ages 12-18. . Please call 646-4768 to register. Free.
Kids Discover. 1pm-4pm. VirginiaMuseum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Saturdays in the Studio. 1pm-2pm. VirginiaMuseum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs. Fee.
Valentine’s Day Storytime. 1pm. Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield Towne Center. Featuring Love Monster, stories, activities and Valentine’s treats. Free.
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.