Events Calendar

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All Month

Wicked Plants. Science Museum of Virginia.  Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants inside of a dilapidated, Victorian home. Guests traverse through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between botanicals and the human body.  Free with museum admission.  Through Sunday, May 17th.

Thursdays thru May 7th 

Fresh Start For Single Mothers “Necessary Ingredients”.  Thursday Nights  6pm-7:30pm.  Weekly meetings will be held at Velocity Church, 3300 Church Road, Richmond Virginia 23233.  A fun wonderfully uplifting program for single mothers.  This program is designed to help single mothers through support, new friendships, encouragement, enlightenment & motivation.  It is used to encourage single mothers in a positive direction while taking a closer look at their present lives and future with round table reflective discussion, guest speakers and interaction with other single moms.  Dinner and Childcare is FREE.  Special program for children & teens.  Weekly Prizes, Giveaways & FUN!   Registration Required – they need to know who is to attend and children’s ages, names, grade and gender of the children you would be bringing 804-364-0460.

Today thru March 5th

Twain’s Tales.  Swift Creek Mill Theatre.  A five story youth series production.  For Grades 3-6.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Today – Saturday, March 21st

Clean Closet Consignment Sale.  Creeks at Virginia Center, 9986 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 (Next to Cold Stone Creamery).  Accepts Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
February 28th 10am – 8pm
March 1st  10am – 5pm
March 6th  5pm – 8pm
March 7th  10am – 8pm
March 8th  10am – 5pm
March 13th  5pm – 8pm
March 14th   10am – 8pm
March 15th   10am – 5pm
March 20th   5pm – 8pm
March 21st  10am – 8pm  50% Off Sale  (marked items only)

Sunday, March 1st

Open Studio Sundays.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Go by the studios anytime between Noon and 4 pm to enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project offered every month, with assistance from VMFA volunteers! (For groups of eight or more children, please email megan.liles@vmfa.museum.)  Free, no registration required.

Tuesday, March 3rd

Kids Club.  9:30am-10:30am.  Chesterfield Towne Center  in the food court.  Join radio sponsor  93.1 ”The Wolf”  for plenty of fun and light refreshments. Entertainment this month is magician Mickey Moore.   Free.

Homeschool Mornings: Growing Up Wild.  10am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Homeschool Mornings: Life Cycles 10am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Homeschool Mornings: Bird Encounter with Owl Pellet Dissection.  11am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

“Toddler Time”.  10:30-11am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy storytime with music and movement for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion. For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

Tuesday, March 3rd & Wednesday, March 4th

On the Air Radio Players present Here Comes Mr. Jordan.  7:30pm.  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  For all ages. The On the Air Radio Players are pleased to present an old-time radio show taped before a live audience! Come and be a part of this hour-long taping featuring live music, live sound effects, and your favorite stories from the “golden age of radio.” Free.

Wednesday, March 4th

Mad Science in Lab Workshop. 10am to 11am. Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook. Science workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month for Elementary age students. These workshops are perfect for homeschoolers. Workshops are $10 each, last approximately 60 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

Thursday, March 5th

Mad Science Preschool Workshop. 10am to 10:40am. Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook. Science preschool workshops will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month for Preschool age students. Preschool workshops are $7 each, last approximately 40 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

“Stories with Miss Tori”.  10:30am-11:15am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy family storytime with songs, stories, and rhymes for the whole family to enjoy. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion.  For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Sketch It Out.  4:15pm-6pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Build on shading techniques like crosshatching and stippling, practice blind contour drawings, and even model for fellow artists to create gestural figure drawings.  Fee.

Thursday, March 5th – Saturday, March 7th

The Clothesline Children’s Spring Consignment Sale. Bon Air Community Center, 8725 Quaker Lane, Richmond 23235.  The sale includes children’s clothing (newborn through teens/juniors), maternity wear, shoes, accessories, feeding & diapering supplies, nursery decor & furniture, carriers & slings, books, electronics, and toys.
Thursday, March 5th   Noon – 8pm
Friday, March 6th     9am – 8pm (25% off marked items)
Saturday, March 7th   8am – 2pm (50% off marked items)

Friday, March 6th

First Friday Sampler.  5:30pm-9pm.  Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  On the second friday this month!  Try your hand at different art samplers.  Budget and kid-friendly, but some  minimum age requirements.  Extra this month is the annual holiday open house. The fun-filled evening celebration will include artist demos, make-and-take workshops, an art supplies donation drive, music, holiday movie screening, cookie decorating, raffles and much more.   Treats will include a hot cocoa + coffee bar, Center of the Universe Beer, baked goods and much more.  Fee.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Short Pump and 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.

Slash Coleman Performance.  7pm-8:30pm. Richmond Branch of the Main Public Library, Davenport Special Collections Room, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond VA 23219. Friend’s of the Richmond Public Library continue the Richmond Writers Series in March with an exclusive performance by author and award-winning storyteller Slash Coleman. The performance is family friendly and suitable for all ages. Books will be available for purchase.  Free.

Friday March 6th & Saturday, March 7th

Children’s Consignment Sale.  King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Great selection of new and gently used seasonal children’s clothing (newborn to teen), maternity clothing, nursery and children’s furniture, room accessories, baby equipment, strollers, high chairs, toys, books, videos, puzzles, games, and bikes.
Consignor ​and Volunteer! Consignors receive 65%.​ All Consignors must be registered by Friday, ​February 20. Volunteers ​working​ 4 hours get to shop EARLY before the sale opens.
Friday,​ March 6th   11am – 7pm
Saturday, ​March 7th   8am – Noon

Friday, March 6th - Sunday, March 15th

Fiddler on the Roof.  The Robins Theatre  at the Steward School.  A musical theatre tradition – Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty.  8 Performances.

Saturday, March 7th

St. Andrew’s UMC Spring Children’s Consignment Sale.  9801 Fort King Road Richmond, Virginia 23229.
8:00-12:00 (half price sale 1:00-2:30).

Learn How to Build Bookends.  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.

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.

Free SAT Practice Test. 10am-2pm.  Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd, Glen Allen, VA. Staff from Princeton Review will conduct a 4-hour SAT practice test. Limited to 40 teens who are rising high school junior and seniors. There will be a results session March 19. Registration is required.

LEGO my Library.  10am-Noon.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.  Play and create with other kids in the community. Work together to create a lego world, use our ipads to make a stop motion movie, or the chromebook to build with virtual legos! All legos provided. Suitable for children ages 5 and up. For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Storybook Princess Visit.   Meet & Greets at 10am and 2pm.  Children’s Museum – Chesterfield location.  Come and meet your favorite story book princesses as part of National Reading Awareness Month.  Free with museum admission.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text.  Open to all ages. No pre-registration required.  Today – Women’s History Month -I Could Do That!.  Free.

Family Program: Women of Richmond (All ages).  11am-Noon. The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219.   Pre-registration is required.  Fee.

Tredegar Battalion. 11:30am. The American Civil War Center, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219. They are looking to recruit youngsters every Saturday at 11:30am to join the Tredegar Battalion. Discover how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket by drilling with a costumed interpreter. Program includes a blank, black powder firing.

Shrinky Selfies.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Using portraits in the galleries and even selfies from your cell phone, illustrate faces and figures onto shrinkable plastic. Turn your completed works into wearable art, accessories, or even home décor.  Fee.

Art Without Limits.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 6 – 9.  Step outside the box in this experimental painting session. Use nontraditional surfaces and applications while focusing on the process—not the product.  Fee.

P.A.W.S. to Read. 3pm-4pm. Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA. Do you love dogs? Come and read to one of our resident therapy reading dogs! this reading program allows children to have a reading session with a therapy dog and their trainer. Parents, this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Every Saturday at Ginter Park Library. Please call 804.646.1236 to schedule your 15-30 minute session. Free.

Romp n’ Roll Mechanicsville Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville VA 23111.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-730-2060. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).

Monday, March 9th

Foster Parent Orientation.  6pm-7pm.  Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.  Could you help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.  Free.

Monday, March 9th - Sunday, March 15th

BabyPalooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  Romp n’ Roll invites all children one year and younger to try our Babies class for free from March 9th to March 15th! Visit us to see how classes at Romp n’ Roll can enhance your child’s motor development, social skills and cognitive skills. Class times vary by location; check our schedule at www.rompnroll.com and call (804) 364-6363 to register.  Free.

Tuesday, March 10th

“Toddler Time”.  10:30-11am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy storytime with music and movement for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion. For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

RVA Parents Forum covers TECHNOLOGY: The Good, Bad & Ugly.  6:00-7:30pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond- Short Pump. Fee.

Wednesday, March 11th

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. This month –  Rocknoceros. Free.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

Wednesday, March 11th - Sunday, March 15th

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!  Richmond Coliseum.  Visit the website for showtimes and fees.  Enter Win 4 Tickets Here.

Thursday, March 12th

“Stories with Miss Tori”.  10:30am-11:15am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy family storytime with songs, stories, and rhymes for the whole family to enjoy. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion.  For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Stained Glass Designs.  4:15-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Be motivated—and illuminated—by stunning stained glass objects while learning the terms “translucent” and “opaque” to help you create similar designs of your own.  Fee.

Thursday, March 12th Sunday, March 15th

SPARC Presents The Secret Garden.  Richmond CenterStage, Gottwald Playhouse.  Visit the website for showtimes and fees.

Friday, March 13th

Break It Down.  5pm-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Composition, color, and form in the style of Cubism.  Fee.

Silk Painting.  5pm-7pm.   Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Recommended for children ages 5 – 12.  Explore traditional and modern approaches to the art of silk painting. Each family will design one silk scarf to take home.  Fee.

Mad Science Parents Night Out. 6pm to 10pm. Want to get out without bringing the kids too? Enjoy a nice night out while Mad Science entertains your kids. But beware, they may be having so much fun they don’t’ want to go back! The night will include pizza, a fun science activity, take home activities (slime and more), games, and a fun movie! The cost is $30 per child ($25 for additional siblings). Grades K – 5. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

Russian National Ballet Theatre, Cinderella.  7:30pm.  Carpenter Theatre, Richmond CenterStage.  Fee.

Friday, March 13th – Sunday, April 19th

Treasure Island at The Children’s Theatre of Virginia.  Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Suggested for ages 6 and up. Length: 1 hour.

Saturday, March 14th

Christ Church Spring Consignment Sale.  Christ Church Episcopal Church, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.
7:30am – 11:15am
Noon to 3pm Public Half-Price Sale

SAMON Everything for Kids Sale.  Manchester Middle School
8am – 11am

MOYC (Mother’s of Young Children) Clothes and Toy Sale. West End Assembly of God, 401 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229.
8am – 12pm
Reduced sale: 1pm-2pm

Studio P Storybook Characters Visit.  Children’s Museum – Chesterfield location.  Studio P Storybook characters will be visiting!  Free with museum admission.

Screen-Printing: Canvas Tote Bags.  9am-11am,   Armour House & Gardens.  For ages 16+. Create a one-of-a-kind bag with a design from your imagination or from the idea vault! Create two different stencils and print a two-color design on a custom canvas bag. Fee covers instruction and all supplies. Fee.

Open House at Robots and Mudpies Preschool.  10am-Noon.  2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico, VA 23294.  Robots and Mud Pies 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.

Monster Jam®, featuring El Toro Loco. 10am. Local Lowes stores.  Monster Jam is back at Lowe’s this weekend! Be sure to register your child to build this Monster Jam project featuring El Toro Loco®! Registeration required.

Eppington Plantation Tour.  10am-11am. 14602 Eppes Falls Road, Chesterfield.  Visit Eppington Plantation for a rare Saturday tour and experience Colonial life at one of Chesterfield County’s historic plantation homes.

P.A.W.S. to Read. 10am-Noon. Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA. Do you love dogs? Come and read to one of our resident therapy reading dogs! this reading program allows children to have a reading session with a therapy dog and their trainer. Parents, this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Every Saturday at Ginter Park Library. Please call 804.646.1236 to schedule your 15-30 minute session. Free.

Meet Best-selling Author and Musician, Thorton Cline.  10:30am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   A reading of The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Violin and hear the music come to life with Mr. Cline and his violin. For ages 3 and up.  For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Innsbrook Saint Paddy Palooza. 11am-5pm. Innsbrook is gearing up to help you shake off the winter doldrums and enjoy everything Irish! Live music, bands, food, ice cream, pony rides and a HOT AIR BALLOON. Free to attend.

Tredegar Battalion. 11:30am. The American Civil War Center, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219. They are looking to recruit youngsters every Saturday at 11:30am to join the Tredegar Battalion. Discover how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket by drilling with a costumed interpreter. Program includes a blank, black powder firing.

Romp n’ Roll Midlothian Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  11541 Busy Street, Midlothian VA 23236.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-893-3142. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing)

Sunday, March 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. 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.

Teeny Tiny Farm Visit.  10am-Noon.  Children’s Museum – Fredericksburg location.  Teeny Tiny Farm and their petting zoo will be visiting.  Free with museum admission.

Tuesday, March 17th

“Toddler Time”.  10:30-11am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy storytime with music and movement for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion. For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

Wednesday, March 18th

Mad Science in Lab Workshop. 10am to 11am. Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook. Science workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month for Elementary age students. These workshops are perfect for homeschoolers. Workshops are $10 each, last approximately 60 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

bbgb Tales for Kids and CMoR Present: Kate DiCamillo.  5:30pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central location.   Join local children’s bookstore bbgb Tales for Kids for a special book talk and signing by author Kate DiCamillo. To attend this very special evening, guests must pre-order Kate’s new book Flora&Ulysses from bbgb. Click here to pre-order your copy and register for the event!  Kate will personalize ONE book and sign up to three additional books per person.

Wednesday, March 18th – Sunday, March 22nd

Kids Exchange of RVA.  Downtown Richmond (TBA).  Bi-Annual ‘All Seasons’ Children’s Consignment Sale.

Thursday, March 19th

Mad Science Preschool Workshop. 10am to 10:40am. Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook. Science preschool workshops will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month for Preschool age students. Preschool workshops are $7 each, last approximately 40 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

“Stories with Miss Tori”.  10:30am-11:15am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy family storytime with songs, stories, and rhymes for the whole family to enjoy. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion.  For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Form & Sculpture.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Find inspiration from ancient artifacts made of clay as well as contemporary pottery. Using air-dry clay, learn basic hand-building techniques to make small-scale sculptures.  Fee.

Friday, March 20th

Target $1 Family Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.    Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum’s Central Location has to offer for just $1 per person.

Science After Dark.  5pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Discover a world of circuits as you explore how to link electrical components in unexpected ways! Combine art and technology and learn circuit wiring using conductive and non-conductive dough. Draw your own circuits with a graphite pencil that you can use to play a game on the MaKey MaKey and scribble with doodle bots! Step into The Dome at 6:30 pm for a Cosmic Expedition and venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society.  $5 or free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID.

Saturday, March 21st

Woodlake MOPS Consignment Sale. Woodlake United Methodist Church, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
8am-11am
(Sale closes 11am-12pm)
1/2 off sale – Noon-1pm

Studio P Storybook Characters Visit.  Children’s Museum – Chesterfield location.  Studio P Storybook characters will be visiting!  Free with museum admission.

VA Homeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair. 9am-5pm. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road.  Whether your homeschooler’s path is to college or apprenticeship, traditional employment or entrepreneurship, learn how to develop a love for learning that continues to enhance their lives wherever they are and whatever they do.

Natural Easter Egg Dyes Adult/Child Workshop.  9am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  A surprising number of common vegetables yield beautiful colors for dying Easter eggs–or fibers, or whatever you can think of. Garden horticulturist Heather Veneziano helps you and your family have some fun and make beautiful eggs for springtime decorating. Come prepared for mess–bring a smock or old shirt. Disposable gloves are provided. Adults and their accompanying children (children 5 years old and up; no more than two children per accompanying adult) are welcome in this workshop.  $32 / $20 member per adult/child group. 1 session = 2 hrs.

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.

Screen-Printing: Canvas Tote Bags.  9am-11am,   Armour House & Gardens.  For ages 16+. Create a one-of-a-kind bag with a design from your imagination or from the idea vault! Create two different stencils and print a two-color design on a custom canvas bag. Fee covers instruction and all supplies. Fee.

Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day. 10am-4pm. Historic Point of Rocks, 1011 Point of Rocks Road. This special event will focus on the Civil War medical story, with living history encampments, infantry and artillery demonstrations, medical display, period music, and even a special appearance by Clara Barton, who served as superintendent of nursing at Point of Rocks Hospital from June-August 1864. Located on the site is the Strachan house, which served as the surgeon’s quarters. The house and grounds will be open to the public during this event. Parking will be at Dodd Park with shuttles transporting to event site. Free admission. Food and drinks will be available. Free.

NEW! Spring into Spring 10:30am.  Maymont Nature Center and Grounds.  Celebrate the first full day of spring at Maymont! Warming weather and longer days mean the animals are waking up from hibernation, returning from warmer-weather habitats, and building nests. Kids will decorate a gourd birdhouse to help backyard birds get ready to raise their young, and explore the grounds with an educator to discover the early signs of spring. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register online by March 20. Fee.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text.  Open to all ages. No pre-registration required.  Today –Women’s History Month - Sojourner’s Step Stomp Stride. Free.

Tredegar Battalion. 11:30am. The American Civil War Center, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219. They are looking to recruit youngsters every Saturday at 11:30am to join the Tredegar Battalion. Discover how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket by drilling with a costumed interpreter. Program includes a blank, black powder firing.

Behind the Scenes.  1pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

A SUESStastic SEUSSabration!  2pm.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.  A special Dr. Seuss themed storytime. They will read a Dr. Seuss beloved tale, watch a short animated movie retelling a Seuss classic and make Dr. Seuss crafts and snacks to take home! For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

P.A.W.S. to Read. 3pm-4pm. Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA. Do you love dogs? Come and read to one of our resident therapy reading dogs! this reading program allows children to have a reading session with a therapy dog and their trainer. Parents, this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Every Saturday at Ginter Park Library. Please call 804.646.1236 to schedule your 15-30 minute session. Free.

Romp n’ Roll West End Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  9677 W Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-249-5001. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing)

Sunday, March 22nd

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet.  3pm.  University of Richmond, Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music.  Fee.

Tuesday, March 24th

“Toddler Time”.  10:30-11am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy storytime with music and movement for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion. For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

Wednesday, March 25th

Nano Days.  10am-3pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Shrink down to size with interactive exhibits simulated at a billionth of a meter scale! Guests will have the chance to get hands-on with Nano science projects from the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University while learning how tiny science can be so hugely fun!  Free with museum admission.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

Thursday, March 26th

“Stories with Miss Tori”.  10:30am-11:15am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy family storytime with songs, stories, and rhymes for the whole family to enjoy. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion.  For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Delightful Designs.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center. For ages 5 – 8.  A class with a focus on the geometric lines and motifs in artifacts from the African art collection. Draw similar designs and patterns for creating relief prints in the studio.  Fee.

Game Show Night.  6:30pm-8:30pm.  Montpelier Park, 17203 Sycamore Tavern Lane Montpelier, VA, 23192.  Capture the fun as seen on TV as we put on our own version of such shows as Family Feud, The Price is Right and more.  For this therapeutic recreation program, in home support personnel are encouraged to attend the program with participant at no cost.  Light refreshments will be provided.  For ages 14 and up. Registration required.

Saturday, March 28th

Monument Avenue 10k. 8:30am-1:30pm. W Broad Street and N Harrison Street. 8am – Virginia 529 Kids Run begins. Fee.

RAMOM Everything For Kids Sale. 8am-11am. Chickahominy Middle School in Mechanicsville. A sale by moms of multiples. CASH and Credit (MC and Visa) accepted.

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.

P.A.W.S. to Read. 10am-Noon. Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA. Do you love dogs? Come and read to one of our resident therapy reading dogs! this reading program allows children to have a reading session with a therapy dog and their trainer. Parents, this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Every Saturday at Ginter Park Library. Please call 804.646.1236 to schedule your 15-30 minute session. Free.

Pajama Time Musical Playdate.   10:00-10:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  Put on those PJs and join us for a fun music class for ages 0-7 years! We will play instruments, do a pajama dance (and parade!), read the story “Pajama Time” by Sandra Boynton, and so much more! $10/child. Advance registration required online at www.melodymagicmusic.com.  Fee.

Storybook Princess Visit.   Meet & Greets at 10am and 2pm.  Children’s Museum – Chesterfield location.  Come and meet your favorite story book princesses as part of National Reading Awareness Month.  Free with museum admission.

Sunday, March 29th

RFM Summer Adventure Expo. 1pm-4pm. Peak Experiences, behind The Shoppes at Bellgrade, at 11421 Polo Circle in Midlothian. Rain or Shine, Indoor and Outdoors.

Tuesday, March 31st

“Toddler Time”.  10:30-11am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy storytime with music and movement for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion. For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.