Events Calendar

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Today  – September 18th

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Half-a-million LEGO bricks create giant flowers, birds, insects & more.  Cost is included in regular Garden admission.

Wednesday, June 1st

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  5:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Thursday, June 2nd

Free Vision Screenings for Children.  10 am to 3 pm. Conexus headquarters at 11618 Busy Street, Richmond, VA 23236 (near Chesterfield Town Center).  For Children Age 4 and Over, Open to the Public.

Paws to R.E.A.D. 4pm-6pm. Tuckahoe Area Library. For ages 6-9. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Register online with your library card.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Friday, June 3rd

National Doughnut Day.  Stop in for a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme. In honor of National Doughnut Day, on Friday, June 3, stop in to any Krispy Kreme US or Canadian location for a FREE doughnut of any variety–including its world famous Original Glazed® doughnut.  No purchase necessary.  Free.

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  CMoR Short Pump & Fredericksburg.  Special Night for Special Needs is an evening especially for the families of children with special needs age 10 and under. Visitors enjoy all the museum has to offer and benefit from the availability of adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and reduced number of visitors. Free.

Summer Nights Live at CMoR.  6pm.  CMoR Central.  Live music for the entire family every Friday in June.  Food trucks arrive at 5PM, with live performances beginning at 6PM! These performances are FREE with museum admission.

Spectre (PG-13).   Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs.  Fri, June 3rd, 7pm and Sat, June 4th, 2pm & 7pm.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.  $1/ticket.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Richmond Ballet Performance.  8:30pm.  Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, 600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220.   Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events, the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children’s series with performances at our Ha’ Penny stage.

Saturday, June 4th

Bank of America Cardholders get in FREE at all Children’s Museum Locations All Weekend!  This deal applies to the cardholder only.  Bank of America Guest is $9.  Children under 1 are free.  Cardholder must have card on them.  Valid the first FULL weekend of every month.

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A 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.

Family Classic Movies – The Goonies.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Celebrate Varina.  10am-3pm.  Dorey Park.   Enjoy an afternoon of family activities including live music, games and much more! Come out and visit some of the community’s finest organizations. Concessions will be available for purchase.  Free.

Planters Day Festival.  10am-4pm.  Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  Take a historical look at the jobs and crafts of the 19th century. Discover what farm life was like in Chesterfield County while encountering living history, period demonstrations and children’s period activities.  $3 adult/$1 child.

Stories at the Museum.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.  Free.

Summer Reading Sign Up Party. 2pm-4pm.  North Park Branch Library. Join the fun and enjoy refreshments, games, and prizes!  Free.

Spectre (PG-13).   Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs.  Fri, June 3rd, 7pm and Sat, June 4th, 2pm & 7pm.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.  $1/ticket.

Taylor’s Pirate Fishing Fun.  4pm-7pm.  Courthouse Park, 7232 Courtland Farm Road Hanover, VA 23069.  Aye! Taylor, the Parks and Recreation mascot has his pirate costume on and is ready for some Pirate Fishing FUN.  Young pirates will also have the opportunity to make crafts in the “Children’s Cove” and jump around and slide down the inflatable Pirate Ship. Event is sponsored by Astro Jumps, Bass Pro and the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.  No fishing license needed. Bait and rods will be available on a first come, first served basis. If you are able, please bring your own.  Free.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Richmond – West End, 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Richmond – Mechanicsville, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Richmond Ballet Performance.  8:30pm.  Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, 600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220.   Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events, the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children’s series with performances at our Ha’ Penny stage.

Sunday, June 5th

Bank of America cardholders get in free at all Children’s Museum locations All Weekend!  This deal applies to the cardholder only.  Bank of America Guest is $9.  Children under 1 are free.  Cardholder must have card on them.  Valid the first FULL weekend of every month.

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Music Without Walls.  5pm-8pm.  Deep Run Park.  Music Without Walls is an intimate outdoor concert series. Unwind with friends and family while listening to great tunes. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy music by Justin Trawick.  Free.

Monday, June 6th

Play. 9:30am-10:30am.  Varina Area Library. Play is how our youngest children learn! Join this playgroup to develop early literacy skills, make new friends, and have fun! Free.

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Tuesday, June 7th

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

The Lego Movie & Max.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Play. 10:30am-11am.  Gayton Branch Library. Play is how our youngest children learn! Join this playgroup to develop early literacy skills, make new friends, and have fun!  Free.

Krafty Kids. 11am- 11:30am. Sandston Branch Library. For ages 3-5. Create a craft!  Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland, VA.  Play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

On the Air Radio Players.  7:30pm.  Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.  An old-time radio show featuring live music and sound effects! This performance once again will feature the winners from our sixth annual radio script-writing competition. Come and be a part of the live studio audience. Shows on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm.   Free.

Wednesday, June 8th

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

The Lego Movie & Max.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Mommy and Me. 10am-11:30am. Willow Lawn – Outside on the Plaza. Join The Shops at Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of every month as they host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents’ interaction with their children. Free.

3D Printing Workshop for Teens. 6pm-8pm.   Twin Hickory Area Library. Get a hands-on tutorial on 3D printing and 3D design software. Learn the components of our 3D printers, see a 3D printer in action, and play with design software Tinkercad to create your own 3D printed object!  Free.

Minecraft Club. 6pm-7:30pm.   Libbie Mill Library. Come play Minecraft with us in the new Digital Media Lab. You can join in with others on the dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival? You decide! Online registration is required. Event is best suited for ages 8-12. Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft.  Free.

On the Air Radio Players. 7:30pm. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. An old-time radio show featuring live music and sound effects! This performance once again will feature the winners from our sixth annual radio script-writing competition. Come and be a part of the live studio audience. Shows on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm.  Free.

Thursday, June 9th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Friday, June 10th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Musical Playdate: Down in the Ground.  11:00am-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  A musical playdate about the creatures at our feet! Join us as we crawl like caterpillars and hop like bunnies! We will play instruments, sing a familiar spider song, and engage your child’s natural curiosity. Ages 0-5 with a parent. Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

Summer Nights Live at CMoR.  6pm.  CMoR Central.  Live music for the entire family every Friday in June.  Food trucks arrive at 5PM, with live performances beginning at 6PM! These performances are FREE with museum admission.

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike @ Nature Center.  7:30pm – 9:30pm.  Maymont.  Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games and a hike of the grounds for National Get Outdoors Month! Owls, skunks and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under.  Fee.

Saturday, June 11th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A 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.

Family Classic Movies – Babe.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Inside Out. 10:30am-12:30pm. Sandston Branch Library. Watch Inside Out on the big screen! (2015, PG, 102 min.)  Free.

Preschool Dance Party. 10:30am-11:15am.  Libbie Mill Library. Young children learn a great deal through music and movement. Come get your groove on! Jump and jive and enjoy moving your bodies to some rockin’ tunes. Bring your water! Due to program limitations, we are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.  Free.

Celebrate African and African American Art: Culture King.  11 am–3 pm.  VMFA.  It’s the opening of the special exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Through art activities, demonstrations, and participatory performances, celebrate and discover African and African American art and cultural identities. Participants will also receive complimentary admission to the exhibition thanks to a sponsorship from Richmond (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.  Free, no tickets required.

Kids Crafts.  1pm-3pm.  AC Moore Arts & Crafts Stores – all local locations.  Crafts for kids every 2nd Saturday February through June.  Free.

Central Gardens Community Celebration.  4pm-7pm.  Hidden Creek Park, 2417 Brockway Lane, Henrico, VA 23223.  For all ages. Celebrate the spirit, heritage, and legacy of the Central Gardens Community. Enhance your afternoon, or just come to play and have a hotdog on us while supplies last! Enjoy live music, games, crafts, historical and special presentations. Free.

Richmond Kickers Soccer Game.  5pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children  run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Sunday, June 12th

Musical Playdate: Splash!  4pm-4:40pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  Perfect for the start of summer, this musical playdate is all about WATER! Join us as we pretend to be fish, float down a river (in a hula hoop!), and of course sing, dance, and play instruments! Ages 0-5 with a parent. Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Susan Greenbaum Performance.  8pm.  Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, 600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220.   Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events, the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children’s series with performances at our Ha’ Penny stage.

Monday, June 13th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Father’s Day Party!  6:00pm – 7:30pm.  Romp n’ Roll West End, Midlothian and Mechanicsville.    Dads, time to celebrate YOU! Moms, Dads, and children five years old and younger are invited to our Father’s Day Party! The evening will be full of exciting activities including a fun project to do with dads, a rockin’ concert performance, pizza, jumping in the moon bounce, our famous Bubble Dance Party, and more!  Register.  Fee.

Family Time. 7pm-8pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library. Fun activities designed to get the entire family involved!  Free.

Tuesday, June 14th

Goosebumps & Iron Giant: Signature Edition.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Tinker Tots. Noon.  Varina Area Library. Ages 2-5 years. Drop by the library to tinker, play and build!  Free.

Short Pump Pals Clubhouse Meeting.  11am.  Short Pump Mall – Pals Clubhouse (Between Crate and Barrel & Pottery Barn).  Enjoy backyard games, summertime arts & crafts, and visit with Seymour from the Children’s Museum of Richmond! Free.

Musical Playdate: Zoom Baby!  11am-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  A musical playdate just for babies! This playdate is packed with movement to help babies with spatial development. We’ll dance, rock, bounce, and wheels-on-the-bus to get babies zooming around. Throw in some singing and playing with instruments, and you’ve got a perfect fit for your little one! Ages 0-1 years with a parent. Just $15/child. Advance registration required online.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Krafty Kids. 7:30pm-8pm.  Varina Area Library. Make a Summer Reading Club craft!  Free.

Wednesday, June 15th

15 Cent Kids Days. Children’s Museum of Richmond. 15¢ Kids Days will offer admission to children for 15¢ on the 15th of each month through 2016 – generously presented by Call Federal Credit Union. Valid at all four locations (Central, Short Pump, Chesterfield, and Fredericksburg), the Museum will feature activities for the entire family – in addition to the play-filled, educational environment that families across Central Virginia have come to associate with CMoR.

Goosebumps & Iron Giant: Signature Edition.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Krafty Kids. 11:30am-Noon.  Varina Area Library.Make a Summer Reading Club craft!  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Thursday, June 16th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Friday, June 17th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Summer Nights Live at CMoR.  6pm.  CMoR Central.  Live music for the entire family every Friday in June.  Food trucks arrive at 5PM, with live performances beginning at 6PM! These performances are FREE with museum admission.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Richmond – Mechanicsville, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Minions.  8:30pm.  Byrd Park.  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie. Activites begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Free.

Saturday, June 18th

Down on the Farm Day.  10am-2pm.  CMoR Central.  Meet The Dairy Princesses of Virginia, visit with a real live cow and baby calf, interact with animals from Teeny Tiny Farm and create a special, farm themed craft in the art studio! FREE with museum admission. CMoR Central only.

Family Classic Movies – The Sandlot.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Stories at the Museum.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.  Free.

Bumblebee Jamboree @ Carriage House Lawn.  10:30am – 2:30pm.  Maymont.  Celebrate National Pollinator Week with family-friendly activities including a live butterfly safari tent, puppet shows, crafts and games. See inside a bee hive, enjoy butterfly garden tours, view the VCU display of live insects, learn pollinator plant selections, enjoy food and beverage samples and much more!  Free.

Fairy Chase @ Garden Hall.  10:30am – Noon.  Enjoy a magical morning filled with whimsy and make-believe. Play games, make wishes, hear stories and receive your very own wings and wand as you learn what fairies like to do and where they like to hide. Imaginative clues guide you around the lawns of Maymont as you search for the winged creatures, finding treasures along the way. This enchanting program concludes with a sweet treat of fairy cakes and lemonade. Meet at Maymont’s Carriage House. Ages 4-8. Parents are welcome to observe the program.  Fee.

Block Party. 2pm-4pm.  Varina Area Library. Build and explore with legos and other blocks.  Free.

Minecraft Club. 2pm-3:30pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  Play Minecraft with us in the new Digital Media Lab. Join in with others on the dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival? You decide! Online registration is required. Event is best suited for ages 8-12. Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft.  Free.

International Sushi Day-Candy Sushi. 3pm-4:30pm.   Varina Area Library. Come to Varina Area library’s Anime club kick off! Make candy sushi for International Sushi Day and talk about Anime Club @ Varina Area Library.  Free.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Richmond – West End, 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Sunday, June 19th

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, June 20th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Maker Mashup. Noon. Varina Area Library. Drop by the library to tinker, play and build! Ages 5-11 years.  Free.

Babysitting Workshop. 1pm-4pm.  Fairfield Area Library. The Henrico Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct a two-day babysitting workshop at the Fairfield Library – June 20th and 22nd. The workshop will be 1:00-3:30 p.m. each day. The workshop will cover fun activities to do with children, making healthy snacks, handling emergencies, and the business of babysitting. Teens that finish the workshop will receive a tote bag and a certificate. Registration is required for this workshop and space is limited. Teens MUST attend both days. Teens ages 12-18 can register online, in person or by calling 290-9300.  Free.

Tuesday, June 21st

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Pan & The Smurfs 2.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

The Lego Movie & Max.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland, VA.  Play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Wednesday, June 22nd

Pan & The Smurfs 2.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

The Lego Movie & Max.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  10am.  Movieland at Boulevard Square. Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Hula Hooping. 2pm-3:30pm.   Varina Area Library. Learn to hula hoop and decorate your own hoop to take home with you with the Ms. Buttons! Registration required.  Free.

Thursday, June 23rd

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Twilight Tales. 6:30pm –  7:15pm.  Glen Allen Branch Library. “Around the Campfire”. You’ll want “s’more” of these fun camping stories, songs, and a take home craft.  Free.

Friday, June 24th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Teen Gaming. 3pm-4pm.  Fairfield Area Library. Meet up group for local tweens and teens who enjoy games of all kinds! Includes board games, card games and computer gaming.  Free.

Summer Movie Nights – Kung Fu Panda 3.   Gates open at 5pm, movie begins at 6pm.  Robins Stadium.  Join the Richmond Spiders for their summer movie night series! Bring a blanket to watch the movie from the football field, and enjoy inflatables, face painting and more when gates open at 5pm! Popcorn, candy, and other snacks available for purchase.  Free.

Summer Nights Live at CMoR.  6pm.  CMoR Central.  Live music for the entire family every Friday in June.  Food trucks arrive at 5PM, with live performances beginning at 6PM! These performances are FREE with museum admission.

Family Camp-Out: A Night Under the Stars. Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 9:00 am. Maymont Grounds.  Has your family ever wanted to try camping, but not sure what to expect? Join Maymont staff for the Great American Campout in this fun-filled program for families new to camping as well as families who are camping pros! Hike the grounds and learn about the nocturnal native Virginia animals that can be found in the wild, make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on the Maymont grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; all participants must register. Register online by June 22.  Fee.

Hotel Transylvania 2. 8:30pm. Blackwell Playground. A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie. Activites begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Free.

Saturday, June 25th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A 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.

4th Biennial Lights Up! Youth Open House.   Noon.  Richmond CenterStage.  Lights Up! is a day-long event for the entire community! Free participatory workshops, lecture-demonstrations and performances are provided by resident companies and other arts partners for children and youth ages 3-18. It’s a wonderful day of family fun. Free.

Family Classic Movies – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang .  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Nature Study: Incredible Insects. 10am-11am. Libbie Mill Library. Learn about insects and their amazing transformations. Gather in the Storytime Room to share a buggy book and then take a short walk to Jordan’s Branch Creek to discover these tiny creatures in their habitat. Recommended for children in grades K-2 with an adult.  Free.

Farm Animals at the Museum.  10:30 am–Noon.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 1/2–5 years.  Investigate everything animal, from habitats and characteristics to the sounds they make, and then bring animals to life in the art you create.  Fee,  Advance registration required.

Make & Play Saturday. 11am-Noon. Sandston Branch Library. Free play with legos and snap circuits!  Free.

Grand Opening @ Bach to Rock Midlothian.  11am-3pm.  11400 W. Huguenot Rd., #105, Midlothian, VA 23113.  A Grand Opening event June 25th with free classes, lesson demos, live performances, giveaways and more! Take a tour of the new space and see what is in store for you at Bach to Rock Midlothian!  Free.

Chess Club for Teens. 1pm-4pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library. Get in the Game this summer with TW’s very own Summer Chess club! Featuring instruction from the experts at Championship Chess RVA, plus free time for supervised competitive play. Prepare for August’s Teen Chess Tournament!  Free.

Short Pump Park Grand Opening.  1pm-4pm.  Short Pump Park, 3401 Pump Road, Henrico, 23233.  Free.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children  run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Richmond Kickers Soccer Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Sunday, June 26th

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, June 27th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp. 1pm-2pm.   Tuckahoe Area Library. Virginia Credit Union presents this free workshop to teach middle and high school students how to manage money. There will be hands-on learning activities, computer research time, and group interaction. Participants must commit to attend all five days, June 27-July 1. Online registration with library card begins May 6. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Area Library.  Free.

Ant-Man Movie Screening. 1:30pm.  Glen Allen Branch Library. Get your summer started with a Marvel superhero movie! Watch Ant-Man, one of Marvel’s funniest and most action-packed movies yet. They will be giving away a movie gift card at the screening. Wear something Marvel Comics-related, and you will get an extra entry into this contest! Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Allen Branch Library. (Marvel Studios, Rated PG-13, 117 min.)  Free.

Krafty Kids. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Glen Allen Branch Library. Make a colorful toy tennis racket for balloon volleying.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Tuesday, June 28th

Despicable Me 2 & Home.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Goosebumps & Iron Giant: Signature Edition.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

How To Train Your Dragon 2.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland, VA.  Play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Teen Writer’s Guild. 6pm-8pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library. Meet with fellow young writers in the area to discuss the craft, share work, and explore great writing.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Teen Writers Guild. 7pm-8pm. Libbie Mill Library. Play with your words! Writing challenges, talk about the craft of writing, do some more writing and share your work at the end of the night (if you want to). There will be snacks too? Writing is hard work and needs snacks! Come hang out, meet other writers in our area. Don’t forget to bring a pen or pencil!  Free.

Wednesday, June 29th

Despicable Me 2 & Home.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Goosebumps & Iron Giant: Signature Edition.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

How To Train Your Dragon 2.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Summer Children’s Series – Big Bang Boom.  Shows at 10am & 1pm.   Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23075.  Big Bang Boom’s live show is so high energy that both parents and children find it hard to stay in their seats! From calling the kids on stage for the “SpongeBob Chorus” to the “Parents vs. Kids Hokey-Pokey Challenge,” Big Bang Boom has made certain that there is no sitting down at this fun energetic show!  Free Admission.

Summer Nature Series – Predators of the Sea: Sharks.  10am-11am.  Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Drive Henrico VA 23227.  Join nature center staff as they open up classrooms to visitors with a variety of items from the nature collections. Staff will be on hand to present information and answer questions.  Free.

Teen Meet & Greet. 4:00pm- 5:30pm. Varina Area Library. Come to the new Varina Area Library and meet the new teen library staff and learn about all the great activities and opportunities that await you.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Anime Club. 7pm-8pm.  Libbie Mill Library. Do you love anime? Want to learn more about it? Gather to watch and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting, we’ll screen a different anime and enjoy everything from classic titles to new favorites.  Free.

Thursday, June 30th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Henrico Community Band in the Park.  7pm.  Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy Henrico VA 23233.  Join the Henrico Community Band for a series of two outdoor concerts, June 30 & July 28. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park at the Nature Pavilion listening to your favorite band music! In case of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled. There will be no rain date.  Free.