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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 – 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, March 3rd
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 3:30pm. Dumbarton Library, HenricoCounty. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, a craft and more. Would you like to fish for a prize in McElligot’s Pool? For Early Elementary (5-9 years), with an adult. Free.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 4pm. GinterPark Library, City of Richmond. Join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We will be making Oobleck! Free.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. 4:30pm. West End Library, City of Richmond. Celebrate this special birthday with a story and wacky craft. For ages three-2nd grade with an adult. Space is limited. Please sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 646-1877. Free.
Game On! @ your library. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Clover Hill Library, ChesterfieldCounty. Visit the library to play Wii games and hang out with friends! No registration is necessary – just stop by and join the fun. Free.
Family Fun: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 6:30pm. Tuckahoe Library, HenricoCounty. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, games and a craft. Free.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times. 6:30pm-7:15pm. Meadowdale Library, ChesterfieldCounty. Hear both English and Spanish in this story time. Free.
Pajama Story Times. 6:30pm-7:15pm. Central Library, ChesterfieldCounty. Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Free.
Pajama Story Times. 6:30pm-7:15pm. Clover Hill Library, ChesterfieldCounty . Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Free.
Tweeners. 7pm-9:30pm. CPR Office conference room, 8500 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA23116. Fee.
Tuesday, March 4th
Kids Club. 9am-10am. ChesterfieldTownCenter, Food Court. Kids Club occurs the first Tuesday of every month and features great entertainment and light refreshments. This month – Ventriloquist John Byrd. Free.
Young at Art. 10am-11am. VirginiaMuseum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Party with Pete! 10:30am-11:30am. Meadowdale Library, ChesterfieldCounty. A celebration of “Pete the Cat” with a special story time and activities. Free.
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. VirginiaMuseum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Game On! @ your library. 3pm-5pm. Midlothian Library, ChesterfieldCounty. Visit the library to play Wii games and hang out with friends! No registration is necessary – just stop by and join the fun. Free.
Read 2 Rover. 4:30pm-5:30pm. Central Library, ChesterfieldCounty. 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.
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.
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.
Krafty Kids. 7pm. Varina Library, Henrico County. Come join us as we share froggie stories and make a frog craft! Free.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 7pm. Fairfield Library, Henrico County. Family fun while celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday! For Elementary (5-11 years) and Preschool (3-5 years) age. Free.
Tuesday March 4th & Wednesday, March 5th
On the Air Radio Players present “What Are the Odds?” 7:30pm. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Be a part of the studio audience for this hour-long taping featuring live music and sound effects. Free.
Wednesday, March 5th
Genealogy Workshop. 9am-11am. Ashland Branch Library, Hanover County. Find out what’s on your family tree using the library family history databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. You must call 804- 798-4072 to sign up for this class. Free.
Busy Hands. 10:30am. Dumbarton Library, Henrico County. Make a Cat in the Hat mask. For Preschool (3-5 years), with an adult. Free.
Busy Hands. 11am. Sandston Library, Henrico County. Create a St. Patrick’s Day craft. For Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (24-36 months), with an adult. Free.
Krafty Kids. 11:30am. Varina Library, Henrico County. Make a frog craft! Family, with an adult. Free.
Peer Pressure and Middleschoolers. Noon-1:30pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Evenings in the Studio. 4:30pm-6:30pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen 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 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. They will meet every other week. Call 646-7223 to register. Free.
Working It Out: Tips for teens on getting a job. 7pm. Tuckahoe Library, Henrico County. Is a job in your future? This hands-on workshop will help you be prepared to find and apply for jobs. They will guide you in creating your resume and give you tips on interviewing. For High School (14-18 years) students. Register online or call 290-9600 to register or to ask for more information. Free.
Thursday, March 6th
Family Storytime. 10:30am. Ginter Park Library, City of Richmond. Interactive story time for ages 18 months to age 5 with an adult. Come join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more! Free.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party. 10:30am-12:30pm. King & Queen Branch Library. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, activities, and a special lunch (including birthday cake!). For all ages. Refreshments provided. Free.
Tots of Art. 11am-Noon. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs. Fee.
Stories ‘n’ Such. 3:30pm. Twin Hickory, Henrico County. Create a Rainbow Window Star! For Elementary (5-11 years). Free.
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.
Choosing Your Parenting Battles (Parents of Children 5-11 yrs.) 6pm-8pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Friday, March 7th
FREE First Fridays! 10am. CPR Office conference room, 8500 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. This is a morning group opportunity to meet with Suzanne Hanky and ask away. Come with questions. Leave with answers and confidence. 804-337-7651 to register. Free.
Lego League First Fridays. 4pm. North Avenue Library, City of Richmond. It’s LEGO time! Come back to 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 Chesterfield. 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! Admission is 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, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th
Cinema Classics – My Girl (PG). Fri, Mar 7th at 7pm and Sat, Mar 8th at 2pm & 7pm. Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Friday, March 7th – Sunday, March 16th
Willy Wonka. The Robins Theatre (Steward School). Performed by CharacterWorks. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Visit the website for show times and fees.
Saturday, March 8th
Mothers of Young Children Clothing and Toy Sale. 8am-Noon. 401 North Parham Road Richmond, VA 23229. A Ministry of West End Assembly of God.
Boot Camp for New Dads. 9am-Noon. VCU Stony Point Women’s Center. 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.
Robots and Mudpies Preschool Open House. 10am-2pm. 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.
Paws to R.E.A.D.®. 10am. LaPrade 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.
Birdhouse. 10am. Local Lowes Stores. Spring is right around the corner! Bring your kids to Lowe’s this weekend and they can build this awesome Birdhouse! Visit the website to register. Free.
Engineering for Kids: Straw Rockets. 10:15am. Meadowdale 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.
Teen Studio – The Art of the Still Life. 10:30am-2:30pm. Midlothian Library, Chesterfield County. In this workshop, you’ll learn the steps to still life painting and create your own acrylic masterpiece. They will 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.
Teen Lego Club. 1pm-3pm. Main Library, City of Richmond. Join LEGO sculptor Zhyeff, as he leads our new club of LEGO with Teens. Show off your skills with the creations that you make! This club will meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. For ages 12-18. Free.
Engineering for Kids: Straw Rockets. 2pm-3:30pm. LaPrade 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.
Children’s Movie Time. 2pm. Hull Street Library, City of Richmond. This month we are showing Despicable Me 2! Free.
Krafty Kids. 10:30am. North Park Library, Henrico County. Make a craft as a family. Free.
Family Movie Matinee. Noon-2pm. West Point Branch Library. Bring the whole family for a great movie on the big screen at the library. Popcorn & punch provided. Free.
Teen Writers Guild. 2pm. Tuckahoe Library, Henrico County. Teens in 6th through 12th grade are invited to join the writing group and learn about fiction writing and poetry through collaboration with other teen writers. For Middle School (11-14 years) and High School (14-18 years) students. Free.
DIY Moviemaking. 2pm-4pm. Montpelier Branch Library. Put photos to music, add cool effects, & create your own movie. Bring 25-50 photos and 2 mp3s on a flash drive. Sign-ups required! For ages 11 & up. Free.
Richmond Symphony: Cirque de la Symphonie. 8pm. Richmond CenterStage, Carpenter Theatre. Be daxxled as aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists and dancers perform gravity-defying feats choreographed to classical masterpieces and contemporary favorites! Fee.
Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th
Circa, 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes. Sat the 8th at 7:30pm and Sun the 9th at 2pm. University of Richmond, Alice Jepson Theatre. Join Circa, Australia’s most innovative circus, as they delight your family with 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes and fast, furious fun for everyone. Set to upbeat music and featuring four multi-skilled performers, this is circus without the boring bits. Fee.
Saturday, March 8th – 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)