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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.
Diaper Drive. All Henrico County Libraries. During the month of March, HCPL is collecting disposable diapers for distribution in our community by the Capital Diaper Bank. Donate today!
Today – Sunday, March 23rd
BabyPalooza. All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations. All children 12 months and under are invited to visit Romp n’ Roll for a FREE CLASS during BabyPalooza from March 17th to 23rd!
Today – Saturday, March 29th
Clean Closet LLC Semi- Annual Family Consignment Sale. The Creeks at Virginia Center, 9986 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 (Next to Cold Stone Creamery)
Today – Sunday, March 30th
Ring Around the Rosy 2014 Spring/Summer Sale. Oxbridge Square Shopping Center, 9939 Hull Street Rd., Richmond, VA 23236 (Intersection of Hull Street & Courthouse Rd. Next to Martin’s). Shop for Spring and Summer fashions, Spring Holiday Wear, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Home Decor, Outdoor Toys, Women’s Clothing & Accessories, Shoes, Infant Equipment & Supplies, Furniture and Much More!!! Now Accepting ALL Major Credit Cards (no minimum purchase).
Today – April 27th
Shrek, The Musical. Children’s Theatre of Virginia. The timeless fairytale of rescued damsel in distress takes many fun and quirky twists as the green and stinky swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. The show lasts about two hours with intermission and is best enjoyed by children 5 years and older. Visit the website for show times and fees.
Monday, March 17th
Krafty Kids. 3:30pm. Glen Allen Library, Henrico County. Design your own work of art out of a mystery grab bag! For Families. Free.
Pajama Story Times. 6:30pm-7:15pm. Central Library, Chesterfield County. Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Free.
Children’s Craft Time, 4pm. Hull Street Library, City of Richmond. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Make a rainbow. For elementary school children. Free.
Irish Tall Tales. 4:30pm. West End Library, City of Richmond. Listen to a story, make a craft and hunt for the Pot of Gold. For ages three-2nd grade with an adult. Space is limited. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 646-1877. Free.
Cookies & Covers. 6pm. Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County. Eat cookies and talk about books, love ’em or hate ’em! Smart and tasty! Talk about a specific book or whatever you are reading and whatever is new and cool in the library. For Middle School (11-14 years), High School (14-18 years). Free.
Pajama Story Times. 6:30pm-7:15pm. Clover Hill Library, Chesterfield County. Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Free.
Read 2 Rover. 6:30pm. Ettrick-Matoaca Library, Chesterfield County. drop-in times for kids to read aloud to therapy dogs providing comfort and motivation for early or struggling readers. No registration is required. For more information call 804-768-7941. Free.
Tuesday, March 18th
Young at Art. 10am-11am. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Tuesdays with Jeff! 10:30am. CMoR Chesterfield. Everyone’s favorite music-man is back in the new year for stories, songs and lots of fun! Free with museum admission.
Young at Art. 2pm-3pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Busy Hands. 3:30pm. Twin Hickory, Henrico County. Make a fuzzy baby bird! For Preschoolers (3-5 years). Free.
Read 2 Rover. 4:30pm. Central Library, Chesterfield County. drop-in times for kids to read aloud to therapy dogs providing comfort and motivation for early or struggling readers. No registration is required. For more information call 804-768-7941. Free.
“Egg-citing” Spring Decorations! 6pm-7pm. Ettrick-Matoaca Library, Chesterfield County. Transform Styrofoam eggs, colored napkins, and glitter into whimsical spring decorations. Fun for the whole family! Free.
Paws to R.E.A.D.®. 6pm-7:30pm. Clover Hill Library, Chesterfield County. Sign up for an individual 20-minute session where children read to therapy dogs in a quiet space. For more information please call 804-768-7941. Free.
Wednesday, March 19th
Finding Calm for Parents of Teens. Noon-1:30pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Game On! @ your library. 3pm-5pm. Bon Air Library, Chesterfield County. Visit the library to play Wii games and hang out with friends! No registration is necessary – just stop by and join the fun. Free.
Drop-in 4 Crafts -Kites. 3pm-5pm. North Avenue Library, City of Richmond. Spring is near … stop by the library and create a kite to catch the spring winds. For ages 5 and older. Free.
Game On! @ your library. 3pm-5pm. LaPrade Library, Chesterfield County. Visit the library to play Wii games and hang out with friends! No registration is necessary – just stop by and join the fun. Free.
Evenings in the Studio. 4:30pm-6:30pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Job Club 4 Teens. 5pm-6:30pm. Main Library, City of Richmond. Experts from career developing organizations will conduct workshops for those who are interested in earning extra. If you are looking for employment this is the club for you. This job club provides tips on building a successful resume, how to dress and act for an interview. Meet every other week. Call 646-7223 to register. Free.
Parenting the Impulsive Child 5-11 yrs. 6pm-8pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Thursday, March 20th
Artsy Infants. 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Game On! @ your library. 3pm-5pm. Central Library, Chesterfield County. Visit the library to play Wii games and hang out with friends! No registration is necessary – just stop by and join the fun. Free.
Llama Llama Party. 3:30pm. Glen Allen Library, Henrico County. Celebrate Anne Dewdney’s loveable Llama Llama series. Wear your red pajamas! For Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (24-36 months), Family. Free.
After School Art Club. 4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs. Fee.
Robots and Mudpies Preschool Open House. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Robots and Mud Pies π Preschool is the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) focused preschool in the Richmond area. They offer a half day program for children ages 2 years old through 5 years old with a morning session and an afternoon session.
Taming Tempers and Tantrums (Parents of Children 2-5 yrs.) 6pm-8pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
All Pro Dad. 6:30pm-7:30pm. Martins in Chesterfield and Henrico. Offered by First Things First, this program provides dads and their elementary-aged kids with a chance to bond beyond school and the home. Register at www.FirstThingsRichmond.org or call 804-288-3431. Space is limited and registration required. Free dinner and drinks and program.
Friday, March 21st
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!
Friday Family Art Nights. 5pm-7pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs. Fee.
New! Maymont’s Family Camp-Out: Outdoor Adventure. 6:30pm-9am. Maymont Grounds. Has your family ever wanted to try camping, but not sure what to expect? Join Maymont staff in this program for families new to camping as well as those who are camping pros! Hike the grounds and learn about the nocturnal Virginia native animals that can be found in the wild, make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont’s grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must register for every four children. Call or register online by March 19. Fee.
Friday, March 21st – Sunday, March 23rd
Tickles and Giggles Spring Children’s Consignment Sale. 325 Business Lane in the Presidential Business Park on Hill Carter Parkway in Ashland, Virginia (down the street from the Wal-Mart). Toys, Clothes (premiee to size 16), furniture. Cash, Check and Credit accepted.
Saturday, March 22nd
MOPS Consignment Sale. 9am-2pm. Woodlake United Methodist Church, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832 (First Right inside Hampton Park Subdivision) . Doors will close at noon to reopen at 1pm for the 50% sale (cash and credit cards accepted, no checks). They will have all seasons and all sizes of children’s clothing, toys, equipment etc. In addition, they accept maternity, women and men clothing, household items, just about anything. Cash Preferred | Credit Cards Accepted | NO Checks Please.
SAT Practice Test. 9am. Tuckahoe Library, Henrico County. Staff from Princeton Review will conduct a 4-hour SAT practice test for high school students. Registration is required and begins on 2/1/2014. Limited to 50 teens. A follow-up results session with a Q & A. For High Schoolers (14-18 years) . Call 290.9130 for more details.
Boot Camp for New Dads. 9am-Noon. Chippenham Hospital. 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. Fee, scholarships are available.
Mickey Mouse Mania! 10am-10:40am. 3041 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond, VA. M-I-C-K-E-Y… it’s everyone’s favorite guy! Come have a musical morning of fun, all centered around Mickey Mouse! We will dance, sing, and play instruments to all your favorite Mickey Mouse (and Minnie!) songs! This one is a kid favorite, so be sure to enroll now to save your spot! Ages 0-7 years, with a parent. Advance registration required. $10/child.
Family Time: Fun with Dominoes. 10am. Dumbarton Library, Henrico County. Have fun with all kinds of dominoes: giant tiles, colored dots, bugs and sea creatures. Bring the whole family – and your friends. All ages are invited with an adult. Free.
Chesterfield Comic-Con. 10am-3pm. Meadowdale Library, Chesterfield County. Calling all comic book fans! Come dressed as your favorite comic book or graphic novel character- we’ll have prizes for the best individual and group costumes! Play games, watch anime and chat with local comic book authors and comic book dealers. Get your picture taken with Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion. Free.
Opechancanough’s 1622 Offensive at Henricus. 10am-5pm. Experience first-person, historical interpretation of English readiness at Henricus on the eve of the coordinated military offensive of Powhatan leader, Opechancanough. Fee.
Engineering for Kids: Straw Rockets. 10:15am-11:45am. Chester Library, Chesterfield County. 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. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-751-CCPL. Free.
Paws to R.E.A.D.®. 10:30am-Noon. Midlothian Library, Chesterfield County. Sign up for an individual 20-minute session where children read to therapy dogs in a quiet space. For more information please call 804-768-7941. Free.
Teen Studio – The Art of the Still Life. 10:30am-2:30pm. Clover Hill Library, Chesterfield County. Free.
Richmond CenterStage and Genworth present Genworth Lights Up! Youth Open House. Noon-5pm. Richmond CenterStage. The event will feature more than 40 FREE workshops, lecture-demonstration and performances for children and youth from toddler to 18 years old! Limited online pre-registration runs on Monday, March 17th through Thursday, March 20. Onsite registration begins at 10:30 a.m. on event day (March 22nd)!
Saturdays in the Studio: Botanical Illustration. 1pm-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids and Teen Programs. Fee.
Behind the Scenes. 1pm. Maymont, Robins Nature and Visitor Center. Fee.
Tween Craft Club. 2pm. North Park Library, Henrico County. Tweens ages 10-14, this is a craft club just for you. Join us as we make duct tape crafts. All materials are provided. For Tween (10-12 years), Middle School (11-14 years). Free.
Engineering for Kids: Straw Rockets. 2pm-3:30pm. Enon Library, Chesterfield County. 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. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-751-CCPL. Free.
Saturday, March 22nd & Sunday, March 23rd
Love of Jesus Thriftique Seasonal Children’s Sale. Lauderdale Square Shopping Center, 3091 Lauderdale Drive, Henrico, VA 23233. Boutique and upscale infant and children’s apparel and accessories, including infant and toddler equipment, books, DVDs, and more! Accepting most major credit cards (no American Express) and cash–no minimum purchase.