Events Calendar

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Today – Jan 19th

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Check out our review here)  Extended to Jan 19th!

Thursday, January 1st  

Kid Friendly First Day Hikes.  Let the beginning of 2015 be a breath of fresh air! The First Day Hike will be a great chance to start the year on the right foot with some healthy, wholesome fun for the whole family.  Free.

Friday, January 2nd

Checkout a RVA Winter Puppetfest Show.  11am and 2pm: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man.  Richmond Triangle Players Theatre.  Tickets are $10.

Holiday Break Movie Matinee.  2pm.  Tuckahoe Library.  After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Refreshments served. For teens and tweens.

Engineering Kids Day Out.  2pm-4pm.   Engineering For Kids of Central VA, Glen Allen Learning Center, 1586 Mountain Road.   Dragster Racing!  Learn about mechanical engineering and aerodynamics as you build and test your own dragster. Racing is not for the faint of heart as these dragsters can zip at speeds up to 30mph! Drivers will get to take home their dragsters.

Friday, January 2nd and Saturday, January 3rd

Cinema Classics – Ice Age (PG).  Fri, Jan 2 at 7pm & Sat, Jan 3 at 2 & 7pm.  Henrico Theatre.  Enjoy classic movies on the big screen again! Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. 

Saturday, January 3rd

Learn How to Build a Mini Sled. 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.

ChinaFest! Year of the Wood Sheep.  11am-3pm.  Virginia Fine Arts Museum.   Celebrate longevity, the New Year, and treasures from the Forbidden City while exploring Chinese culture. Participate in a LEGO® reproduction of the Imperial Palace nine dragon screen and nine imperial treasure-making activities. Take in nine Chinese animated films for children, breathe and stretch with Project Yoga Richmond, and be amazed by martial arts demonstrations. Also discover the Legend of the Chinese Dragon as Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion Team XXL brings this folk tale to life through the magic of dance.  Free, no registration required. Entry to the Forbidden City Exhibition not included.

Checkout a RVA Winter Puppetfest Show.  11am and 2pm: Squirrel Stole My Underpants!  Richmond Triangle Players Theatre.  Tickets are $10.

Engineering Kids Day Out.  2pm-4pm.  Engineering For Kids of Central VA, Glen Allen Learning Center, 1586 Mountain Road.   Roaring Rockets - What rocket designs enable a rocket to fly the greatest distance? The most accurately? Find out as you design and build rockets that can travel over 50 feet! All aerospace engineers will take home their rockets.  Fee

Sunday, January 4th

Harlem Globetrotters “Washington Generals’ Revenge” World Tour.  3pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

Monday, January 5th

EBook Workshop.  6pm.  North Park Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Tuesday, January 6th

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 solo acoustic songstress, Jocelyn Oldham.   Free.

Homeschool History: A Colonial Community.  10am.  The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219.   Using artifacts and tools, compare the roles and responsibilities of men, women, and children in the Colonial-era Richmond community, play games, and create your own trade sign. Registration required.

Wednesday, January 7th

Mad Science in Lab Workshop.  10am-11am.  Mad Science Laboratory, 5500 Cox Road, Suite H, Glen Allen VA 23060.   Science workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 AM at the Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook 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.

Thursday, January 8th

Mad Science Preschool Workshop.   10am-10:40am.   Mad Science Laboratory, 5500 Cox Road, Suite H, Glen Allen VA 23060.   Science preschool workshops will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 AM at the Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook 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.

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 –  Kurt Stemhagen. Free.

EBook Workshop.  2pm.  Sandston Park Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Thursday, January 8th - Sunday, January 11th

The Legend of the Poinsettia.  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA.  An unforgettable story told in dance, based on the Mexican legend of a young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. From the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

Friday, January 9th

Pen & Ink.  5pm-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Atmospheric perspective and contrast in Chinese landscapes.  Fee.

Candy Bingo. 5:30pm. Sweet Spot, West Broad Village. Bring you friends and family for a fun night at Sweet Spot. All ages are welcome. To reserve your spot, call 360-7768.

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 – Central.  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.

January Jig.  7pm.  Benedictine High School Auditorium, 12829 River Road, Richmond, VA.  Join the Heart of Ireland Irish dancers for an evening of traditional and modern Irish dancing. This performance is a fundraiser to support the dancers traveling to Germany in April to compete at the WIDA European & World Championships! $15 adults/$12 children 4-11 & seniors. Call 804.464.8190 or visit www.heartofirelandschool.com for more information.

Saturday, January 10th

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.

Snow Days Festival.  10am – 4pm.  CMoR – Central.  Meet Anna & Elsa as we crown our 6th annual Snow Queen at noon!  Scholarship for this year’s Snow Queen is generously provided in honor of Cameron Gallagher.  Free with museum admission.

Digging for Dinos.  10am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Richmond Symphony Annual Winter Orchestral Performance.  1pm.  Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Rd.   Tickets available for purchase at www.richmondsymphony.com.  Details: Emily Ward, 804-796-7045.  Fee.

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

LEGO Club.  1pm-3pm.  Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Rd, Richmond, VA.  Bring your imagination for LEGO fun. Photos of completed creations will be displayed. The club meets on first Saturdays and is recommended for kids ages 6 to 11.  Free.

Family Day. 1pm-2pm.  Wilton House Museum.  Bring the family by for a tour of the historic house and Wilton’s current exhibit, Anywhere But Now, followed by opportunities to be creative and crafty. This tour is great for elementary and middle school aged children. Reserve a spot today.  Fee.

Teen Writers Guild.  2pm.  Tuckahoe Library.  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.  Free.

Sunday, January 11th

The Richmond Figure Skating Club hosts the South Atlantic Synchro Open!  8:45am.  Richmond Coliseum.  Part of the 2014-2015 Eastern Synchronized Skating Challenge Series.

Monday, January 12th

EBook Workshop.  6pm.  Twin Hickory Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!

Monday, January 12th - Sunday, January 18th

PreschoolPalooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  Children ages 3 through 5 are invited to try Romp n’ Roll for free during the week of January 12th through January 18th. Free classes are available at all Richmond locations and Rompy’s Adventure, a 2 hour drop-off class, is only $5. Call 804-364-6363 to sign up for your class!

Monday, January 12th - Monday, February 16th

Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Introduction to the Magical World of Theatre.  The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive Richmond, VA 23230.  Experience books in a whole new way! Each Monday during the 6 week session classic stories come alive as they take a multisensory journey through a favorite work of children’s literature using age appropriate process-based creative drama.  Classes are offered at 10am or 1pm for $75 per a six week session. *An additional sibling discount is offered at $65 ($10 off the regular tuition price.)

Tuesday, January 13th

Young @ Art: Art in Motion.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Get groovin’ with lines, patterns, and brush strokes and discover techniques artists use to show movement in their work.  Fee.

Let’s Talk Books.  1pm.  Fairfield Library.  Join us for a lunch book discussion featuring the books you’re already reading – fiction, non-fiction, biography, any genre welcome. No assignments, no extra reading – just share what you’re reading. A book group for people on the go!  Free.

Parent Forum - Divorce: The Rippling Effect.  6:00 – 7:30pm.  CMoR –  Short Pump.   Presentation is – How to provide emotional stability to your children during a difficult transition.

Luau in January.  6:30pm.  Tuckahoe Library.  Join us for family time and some tropical fun for everyone. Sponsored by the Friends of Tuckahoe Library.  Free.

Wednesday, January 14th

Young @ Art: Art in Motion.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Get groovin’ with lines, patterns, and brush strokes and discover techniques artists use to show movement in their work.  Fee.

Words That Work with Teens Noon-1pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Bullying in the Elementary Years.  6:30-8pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, January 15th

Lively Lines.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.   For ages 5 – 8.  Explore line, movement, and rhythm in art! Observe actively painted canvases and delicately balanced sculptures to inspire your own creative movable pieces.  Fee.

EBook Workshop.  6pm.  Tuckahoe Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Thursdays, Jan 15th, 22nd, 29th

What’s the Point? 4:15-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  3 sessions –  Jan 15, 22, 29.  For ages 9 – 12.  Become proficient at drawing one-point perspective and other techniques that will make your flat image appear 3D!  Fee.

Friday, January 16th

Science After Dark. 5pm-9pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Test your skills at gadget-making and Rube Goldberg machines! Step into The Dome at 6:30 pm for a Cosmic Expedition and stay for a special showing of Goonies at 8 pm. Venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society or enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits.  $5 or free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID.

Target $1 Family Night.  5:30pm-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.

Mad Science Parents Night Out.  6pm- 10pm.   Mad Science Laboratory, 5500 Cox Road, Suite H, Glen Allen VA 23060.     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 Parents Night Out goes from 6 pm to 10 pm. The cost is $30 per child ($25 for additional siblings). Grades K – 5. Check out our website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

Saturday, January 17th

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.

Virginia Opera’s The Princess and the Pea. 10am.   Gottwald Playhouse, Richmond CenterStage.   A humorous adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous story with a few modern twists. A young girl whose royal blood could only be confirmed by testing her sensitivity to a pea becomes a short opera sure to bring many laughs for young audiences. Just what tests will this young princess have to undergo to prove her lineage?  Fee.

LEGO Club.  1pm-3pm.  Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Rd, Richmond, VA.  Bring your imagination for LEGO fun. Photos of completed creations will be displayed. The club meets on first Saturdays and is recommended for kids ages 6 to 11.  Free.

Life at Lee’s Headquarters.  1pm-3pm.  Dabbs House Museum.  Commemorate Lee’s 208th birthday by visiting his 1862 headquarters at Dabbs House Museum. Meet the General and his staff to learn a little more about the man and his relationship with those around him. House tours, reenactors, and children’s activities/crafts are provided.  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 siblings, $40 for three siblings; no discounts apply).

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 siblings, $40 for three siblings; no discounts apply)

Arena Racing.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.   Drivers in ½ scale stock cars racing around a $1/2 million high-banked race track turning laps in UNDER 8 seconds flat while competing side-by-side–bumping, rubbing, flipping and racing in the Richmond Coliseum to get their share of over $50,000.00 in cash paid out over the season!  Go to the Coliseum an hour early for a driver meet & greet, included in the price of each ticket!  Fee.

Sunday, January 18th

Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players.  11am.  CMoR – Central.  2-time Grammy nominee and named “Hands down the best songwriter in the genre” by USA Today!  Free with museum admission.

Monday, January 19th

Mad Science Holiday Camp.  9am-4pm.   Mad Science Laboratory, 5500 Cox Road, Suite H, Glen Allen VA 23060.    Kids at home and bored on those three day weekends? Everyone else off work except for you? Drop the kids off for a day of camp at the Mad Science Lab!  They hold full day camps on many school holidays. Holiday camps run from 9 AM to 4 PM for children in grades 1 to 6. Holiday camps let your kids participate in a variety of science projects and activates. They also include a movie and snack. You should pack a lunch for your child. The cost is $50 with before and after care being offered for $10. Check the website for the list of scheduled camps and to register.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at CMoR.  10am – Noon.  CMoR – Central.  Special interactive activities with HandsOn Greater Richmond!  Free with museum admission.

Tuesday, January 20th

Young @ Art: Art in Motion.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Get groovin’ with lines, patterns, and brush strokes and discover techniques artists use to show movement in their work.  Fee.

Exceptional Kids Night.  5pm-7pm.  Swing into Monkey Joe’s Richmond on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  For children ages 2-12.   FREE admission for kids w/special needs! Just $5/child for siblings! Closed to the General Public.

Wednesday, January 21st

Mad Science in Lab Workshop.  10am- 11am.   Mad Science Laboratory, 5500 Cox Road, Suite H, Glen Allen VA 23060.  Science workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 AM at the Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook 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: Art in Motion.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Get groovin’ with lines, patterns, and brush strokes and discover techniques artists use to show movement in their work.  Fee.

EBook Workshop.  2pm.  Dumbarton Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Parenting the Defiant Child6:30-8pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.  

Thursday, January 22nd

The Crazy Hair Tour — Secret Keeper Girl’s fourth themed tour — is a Bible-based relationship-building experience for moms and their tween daughters (typically ages 8-12).  West End Assembly of God & Robinson Theater. Fee.

Mad Science Preschool Workshop.  10am-10:40am.  Mad Science Laboratory, 5500 Cox Road, Suite H, Glen Allen VA 23060.  Science preschool workshops will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 AM at the Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook 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.

EBook Workshop.  2pm.  Glen Allen Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Superhero Party.  3pm.  Dumbarton Library.   Calling all superheroes! Come show off your super selves and test your powers, design some superhero accessories, and play some awesome games! Costumes are welcome. Ages 5-11.  Free.

Colorful Creations.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.   For ages 5 – 8.  Investigate color theory through works of art found in the galleries. In the studio, blend primary colors to create a color wheel-inspired work of your own.  Fee.

Royal Tea.  7pm.  Varina Library.  Calling all princes and princesses to come to the Varina Library Kingdom for stories, a craft and refreshments.  Free.

Virginia College Savings Plan.  7pm.  Twin Hickory Library.  A representative from the Virginia College Savings Plan will discuss the four different 529 plans available and answer your questions to prepare for those future college tuition bills!  Free.

Friday, January 23rd

Family Portraits.  5pm-7pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.   Recommended for children ages 5 – 12.  Visit the galleries to find paintings that depict children and their families. Then take turns modeling and drawing a portrait of each other!  Fee.

Arena Racing.  7:30pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Drivers in ½ scale stock cars racing around a $1/2 million high-banked race track turning laps in UNDER 8 seconds flat while competing side-by-side–bumping, rubbing, flipping and racing in the Richmond Coliseum to get their share of over $50,000.00 in cash paid out over the season!  Go to the Coliseum an hour early for a driver meet & greet, included in the price of each ticket!  Fee.

Saturday, January 24th

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.

Anniversary of The Battle of Trent’s Reach – Civil War History at Henricus.  10am-5pm.  Henricus Historical Park.  Join Henricus Historical Park for a series of lectures and demonstrations about the last naval fight (January 24-25, 1865) of the James River Squadron of the Confederate States Navy.  This will be a rain or shine event.  Fee.

Richmond Symphony Union LolliPops: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland. 11am.   Carpenter Theatre, Richmond CenterStage.  Join the Richmond Symphony for this lively re-telling of the classic children’s story of Pinocchio with renowned narrator and performer Charlotte Blake Alston. The performance includes a pre-concert festival with a musical instrument petting zoo and other activities for young audiences. Pre-concert festivals take place in Rhythm Hall one hour prior to concert.  Fee.

Drawing in the Galleries.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.   For ages 6 – 9.  Enjoy roaming through the galleries in search of inspirational art! Practice observing and rendering lines, shapes, and textures just like the masters.  Fee.

LEGO Club.  1pm-3pm.  Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Rd, Richmond, VA.  Bring your imagination for LEGO fun. Photos of completed creations will be displayed. The club meets on first Saturdays and is recommended for kids ages 6 to 11.  Free.

Tween Craft Club.  2pm.  North Park Library.  Tweens, ages 10-14, join us to make a thumb tack craft.  Free.

Paws To R.E.A.D.  2:30pm.  Gayton Library.  Read a story aloud with a cute and lovable trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Limited to children 6 years old and older. Register online with your library card. If space is available, walk-ins will be taken if accompanied by parent. Time slots will be assigned upon arrival. Last time slot is at 3:45 p.m.  Registration Required.  Free.

Globe Trekkar Art.  3pm.  Tuckahoe Library.  Explore and experience art from around the globe. Hosted by the West End Teen Advisory Board and open to all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Area Library.  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 siblings, $40 for three siblings; no discounts apply)

Arena Racing.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Drivers in ½ scale stock cars racing around a $1/2 million high-banked race track turning laps in UNDER 8 seconds flat while competing side-by-side–bumping, rubbing, flipping and racing in the Richmond Coliseum to get their share of over $50,000.00 in cash paid out over the season!  Go to the Coliseum an hour early for a driver meet & greet, included in the price of each ticket!  Fee.

Sunday, January 25th

The History of American Fashion.  2pm-4pm. Henrico Theatre.   Unzip the secrets of clothing as we highlight fashion trends from the 18th to the 20th century. Enjoy a multimedia fashion show as models sashay down the runway in unique clothing of each era. Learn how undergarments helped achieve the ever-changing perfect silhouette. Toast your favorite time period at a reception following the fashion show where original costumes will be on display and you can meet the models. Come dressed up in your favorite era to celebrate and don’t forget your camera!  Free.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!  3pm.   University of Richmond, Alice Jepson Theatre.  The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon reaches another generation with Schoolhouse Rock Live! Follow Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is apprehensive about his first day of teaching, learn how to win his students over with imagination and music. “Just a Bill,” “Conjunction Junction,” and “Do The Circulations” are just a few of the clever, singable songs that teach history, grammar, math, science and politics in this delightful, hour-long, theatrical revue for the whole family.  Recommended for ages 6 and up.  Join the Modlin Center for some pre-show fun with Kid Karaoke beginning at 1:30pm in the Booth Lobby, and stay after the show for Modlin Arts After Words, a post-show question-and-answer session with members of the Schoolhouse Rock Live! cast.  Fee.

Monday, January 26th

Lego Bracelets.  2pm.  Sandston Library.  Join us as we make Lego bracelets! Ages 11-18.  Free.

EBook Workshop.  2pm.  Fairfield Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Tuesday, January 27th

Young @ Art: Art in Motion.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Get groovin’ with lines, patterns, and brush strokes and discover techniques artists use to show movement in their work.  Fee.

Teen Writers Guild.  6pm.  Twin Hickory Library.  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.  Free.

Wednesday, January 28th

Young @ Art: Art in Motion.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Get groovin’ with lines, patterns, and brush strokes and discover techniques artists use to show movement in their work.  Fee.

Paper Basket Making.  1pm.  Dumbarton Library.  Use magazine pages to make a paper basket to keep! Ages 11-18.  Free.

EBook Workshop.  2pm.  Gayton Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Thursday, January 29th

Parenting the Defiant Child.  Noon-1pm.  The Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.  

EBook Workshop.  2pm.  Varina Library.  Free.  Learn how to use the library’s digital collections at these informal workshops. We’ll cover the basics of downloadable audiobooks, magazines and eBooks. Bring your curiosity, your library card and your device if you have one!  Free.

Free Resource Fair for Parents & Teachers of Students with Disabilities. 4pm-6pm. Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road.

The Egyptian Painter.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Paint like an Egyptian in this special portraiture lesson, and then hear fascinating tales of this ancient civilization.  Fee.

Friday, January 30th

Sweet Spot Book Club Meeting. 5:30pm. Sweet Spot, West Broad Village. The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull. To make a reservation, please call us at 360-7768.

The Maggie Walker Story Opens at Virginia Rep.

Let’s Race! using LEGO® bricks, motors, and sensors. 6pm-8pm. Engineering For Kids Learning Center 1586 Mountain Road Glen Allen. Come and join us for a night of building with LEGO®s to create cars, dragsters, and balloon racers. Participants can use LEGO® motors, sensors, gears, bricks, to build a vehicle or a design of their own using bricks and a balloon to power it. For Ages: 6-11. Registration required. Fee.

Saturday, January 31st

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.

Mickey Mouse Mania! 10:00-10:40am. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. M-I-C-K-E-Y… it’s everyone’s favorite guy! Come have a musical morning of fun, all centered around Mickey Mouse! We will dance, sing, and play instruments to all your favorite Mickey Mouse (and Minnie!) songs! This one is a kid favorite, so be sure to enroll now to save your spot! Ages 0-7 years, with a parent. Advance registration required. $10/child. www.melodymagicmusic.com

Lunar New Year 2015 - Year of the Goat.  10am-4pm.  CMoR – Central.  Bring health, wealth and happiness in the New Year with dance performances and interactive activities for the whole family!  Free with museum admission.

1781 Arnold’s Raid on Richmond – Revolutionary War History at Henricus.  10am-3pm.  Henricus Historical Park.    Revolutionary War re-enactors will occupy the bluff overlooking the James River and conduct camp, cooking and drill demonstrations. Join American militia, British regulars, Hessians, and Loyalists as they interpret the winter of 1781 when General Benedict Arnold raided Richmond and retreated back to Portsmouth after destroying many military and economic stores. Join us in the Revolution!  Fee.

Art of Manga.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.   Join us to learn what Manga is and what makes it different from American comics. In this introductory session, participate in exercises to create Manga-style drawings.  Fee.

APPY Hour.  3pm.  North Park Library.  Too many apps not enough time? Join us for Appy Hour! We’ll share some helpful free apps for your tablets and smartphones.  Free.