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Shrek, The Musical.  Children’s Theatre of Virginia.  The timeless fairytale of rescued damsel in distress takes many fun and quirky twists as the green and stinky swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love.  The show lasts about two hours with intermission and is best enjoyed by children 5 years and older.  Visit the website for show times and fees.  Today – April 27th.

Be the Dinosaur.   A new exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia.  Check out an animatronic dinosaur and a pterosaur reconstruction as you discover what life was like for dinosaurs. Included with exhibit admission, free for members.  Today – Sunday, May 11th

Tuesday, April 1st

Young at Art.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Toddler Storytime.  11am.  Westover Hills Library, City of Richmond.  Early literacy storytime featuring books, songs and play time for children ages 18-36 months, accompanied by an adult.  Free.

Young at Art.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

All Pro Dad.  6:30pm-7:30pm.  Martins at Crossridge, , 10250 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen, VA23228.  Offered by First Things First, this program provides dads and their elementary-aged kids with a chance to bond beyond school and the home.  Register at www.FirstThingsRichmond.org or call 804-288-3431.  Space is limited and registration required.  Free pizza dinner and a 45 minute program.

Toddler Storytime.  10:30am.  Ginter Park Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive story time for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Come join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more! Free.

Laugh Out Loud Stories.  4:30pm.  Ginter Park Library, City of Richmond.  Kick off National Humor month with LOL stories presented by Deborah Alsko, the Backpack Storyteller. She will be sharing interactive stories guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. All ages welcome!  Free.

Raising a Cool Kid (Parents of Children 5-11 yrs.)  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Tuesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 3rd

Let’s talk about a tough subject: Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  Forum held by Virginia Physicians for Women.  An in-depth discussion about STDs, including risks, symptoms, treatments, tests, and screenings. This is a great opportunity to educate Tweens and Teens on the risks associated with having sex.  Registration required.  Free.

Wednesday, April 2nd

Toddler Storytime.  10am.  Hull Street Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive storytime for ages 18-36 months with an adult.  Free.

Preschool Story Time.  10:30am.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive story songs, stories and rhymes for ages 3-5 with an adult. Free.

Firefighter’s Day.  10:30am.  East End Library, City of Richmond.  Listen to information about the firefighters. Make a Thank You Card for the firemen at the Fire Station close to the Library.  Free.

Preschool Storytime.  10:45am.  Hull Street Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive storytime for ages 3-5 with an adult.  Free.

From Lies and Fibs to Truth and Trust (Parents of Children 11-15 yrs.)  Noon-1:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Evenings in the Studio.  4:30-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

Job Club 4 Teens!  5:00- 6:30pm.  Main Library, City of Richmond.  Get motivated, and stay motivated, to be successful in your job search! Experts from career developing organizations will conduct workshops for those who are interested in earning extra cash during the winter break. If you are looking for employment during the winter holidays, this is the club for you. This job club provides tips on building a successful resume, how to dress and act for an interview. We will meet every other week. Call 646-7223 to register.  Free.

All Henrico Reads Author Visit– For Tweens and Up.  7pm.   Glen Allen High School. Doors open at 6:15 PM.  The 2014 All Henrico Reads author event featuring New York Times best-selling author LEE SMITH and her book Guests on Earth.  Free.

Wednesdays, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Drop in and Dig!  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be!

Thursday, April 3rd

Book Babies.  10am.  Westover Hills Library, City of Richmond.  Early literacy storytime featuring books, songs, and play time for babies ages 0-18 months, accompanied by an adult.  Free.

Book Babies.  10am.  West End Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months and their caregiver.  Free.

Family Storytime.  10:30am. Ginter Park Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive story time for ages 18 months to age 5 with an adult. Come join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more!  Free.

Toddler Time.  11am. West End Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive stories and music for youngsters ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.  Free.

Preschool Storytime.  11am. Westover Hills Library, City of Richmond.  Early literacy storytime featuring books, songs and play time for children ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult.  Free.

Tots of Art.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

After School Art Club.  4:15-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

Foundations in Art.  4:15-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

Thursday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 6th

Latin Ballet of Virginia – The Kiss of the Bee.  The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen.  Celebrating the beauty of our planet and value of bees to our livelihood, this show is a continuation of the VERDE series to promote the importance of protecting our planet.  Visit the website for show times and fees.  Fee.

Friday, April 4th

Admissions Program & Tours.  8:30am-10:00am.  The New Community School, 4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227.  Educators, parents and students will share details about our unique blend of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and academic skills development for middle and upper school students.  RSVP to 804-266-2494, x4 or admissions@tncs.org.  Free.

Lego League First Fridays.  4pm.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  It’s LEGO time! Come back to the North Avenue Lego League on the first Friday of every month! Each month there will be a different theme or challenge, of course it is ok to just play! For toddlers to teens, and parents, too.  Free.

Teen Drawing Club.  5pm-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

First Friday Sampler.  Visual Arts Center of Richmond.   5:30pm-8:30pm.  Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  Engage in a night of family creativity with a variety of artistic options at very reasonable prices. Call 804-353-0094 for more information. Fee.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  CMoR Chesterfield.  An evening especially for children 10 years old and younger who have special needs and their families.  Enjoy museum exploration, adapted materials, special activities, and reduced number of visitors on this special night. Children will have access and learning opportunities, but most importantly they’ll have fun!  Admission is Free.

Friday, April 4th – Saturday, April 5th

Camp In.  7pm-9am.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Join in special hands-on activities, see a giant screen film in The Dome and explore three floors of interactive exhibits! Recommended for grades 3-6.  For every four children, one adult chaperone is required.  Call 804.864.1400 for reservations.  $45 per child, with $5 discount per member child; $20 per adult.

Saturday, April 5th

Build a Birdbath/Birdfeeder.  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.

Coffee and Confidence Q&A.  9:30-11am.  CPR Office Conference Room, 8500 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.  This is a morning of support, skill development, new ideas and new confidence. Bring your coffee and your questions, drop in and join us for a morning with Suzanne Hanky, our Family and Parenting expert. Free.

Breakfast with the Bunny.  9:30-10am.  Regency Square Mall Food Court.  Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Treasure Hunt.  For the the first 50 kids 10 and younger free breakfast and Free bunny ears.   Meet and greet the Bunny and his friends.  Hunt begins promptly at 10am, bring a basket.

Kindergarten Kick Off.  10am-2pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central, 2626 W. Broad Street.  Children who are enrolling in Kindergarten in 2014 are especially encouraged to come.  Teachers, crossing guards, and other school personnel will be on hand to talk about what a typical Kindergarten day looks like.  Special activities are planned to introduce children to the daily routine.

New Life MOPS Craft & Vendor Fair.  10am-2pm.  New Life UMC, 900 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian. A wide array of local vendors will be participating from jewelry to wreaths. Water and snacks will be sold. Proceeds from this event will help offset the costs of operating a MOPS group, which exists to support mothers of children from birth to age five. Anyone with additional questions can contact Donna at dsadler94@hotmail.com.  Admission is free.

Taylor’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.  10am-Noon.  Poor Farm Park, Hanover County.  Ages 2 to 6, with parent. Hurry, Hurry….don’t be late, remember the time, remember the date. It’s Taylor’s Mad Hatter’s tea party so come & celebrate. With etiquette tips to go along with tea and light refreshments, Taylor’s Tea Party will keep your little one going with a Mad Hatter’s craft station and some of Alice’s favorite games: All change-musical chairs, Follow the Rabbit, Mad Hatter’s Toss and Croquet.Tick-Tock, don’t be late, register now to save your plate!  Cost of the program is $10/per child.

The Nit Fairies Treatment Center Grand Opening.  10am-3pm.  13615 Genito Rd, Suite 2B, Midlothian, VA 23112.  While still providing mobile treatment, this facility gives clients an alternative. Appointments available Monday-Sunday to include evenings and weekends.  Head Screenings also available for schools, day care centers and summer camps.  The Grand Opening wi offer free lice-screenings, discounted treatments, door prizes, refreshments, face painting and much more.  Free.

Theatre IV’s rendition of ‘Pinocchio’.  11am.  A free film celebrating the Month of the Young Child.  Mary Munford Elementary School, 211 Westmoreland Avenue, City of Richmond.  Free.

Nano Day.  11am-4pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Explore the world of the very small to discover how tiny things — one billionth of one meter — function. How small is one nanometer? It’s the length your fingernail grows every second. Included with exhibit admission, free for members.

Confederate History & Heritage Day.  Noon-3pm.  1917 Courthouse, 10011 Iron Bridge Road.  Join the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia as it commemorates the sacrifices of Confederate veterans during the American Civil War. Activities to include living-history demonstrations, period music, exhibitors and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Confederate monument.  Free.

Sheep to Shawl.  Noon-4pm.  Meadow Farm Museum, Henrico County.  Watch the sheep being sheared. Try your hand at carding, spinning, and weaving or make a wool craft with The Friends of Meadow Farm to take home. Clothos Handspinners Guild will also be demonstrating textile production crafts. Information: 501-2130.  Free.

Kids Discover…  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

National Weather Service SKYWARN training session.  1pm-5pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Discover the world of meteorology in a workshop conducted by experts from the National Weather Service. SKYWARN training class is 3-5pm. Pre-registration is required for SKYWARN. Please email Michael.montefusco@noaa.gov. Included with exhibit admission.

Kid Khaos. 1pm-2:30pm. Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N Laburnum Ave., Henrico.  Games, board games and video games session for ages 4-6.  Parents or legal guardians are required to sign a liability waiver provided on-site on the day of the program.  804.225.2056.  Free.

Romp n’ Roll Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Mechanicsville Location, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike.  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 the 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)

Sunday, April 6th

Open Studio Sundays.  Noon-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs.  Fee.

Kite Day.  1pm-4pm.   Clover Hill Athletic Complex, 17701 Genito Road (Fields 7 & 8).  Pack a lunch and bring out the entire family for a great day of kite flying. There will be entertainment and other fun activities for the kids to enjoy throughout this event. Athletes In Motion (AIM), is a co-sponsor of this event and will be on-hand to do demonstrations too. You must register to get a free kite, supplies are limited.   Details 748-1992.  Free.

Richmond Family Magazine  Summer Adventure Expo.   1pm-4pm.   Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Center is located near Robious Road and Huguenot Road, behind The Shoppes at Bellgrade, at 11421 Polo Circle in Midlothian.   The event is free and will be held rain or shine.  Lunch will be available for purchase from a local food truck, and other concessions will be available.  For more information, please call 804-241-7678.  Free.

Handel’s Messiah.  3pm.  Cannon Memorail Chapel, University of Richmond.  Featuring the UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale, and the choir of Second Presbyterian Church.  Free.

Sundays April 6th, 13th, 27th and May 4th and 11th

Healthy Kids Running Series.  5pm-6pm at Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Rd, Henrico.  5:30pm-6:30pm at Battlefield Elementary School, 5501 Mechanicsville Turnpike.  Please arrive 45 minutes early if you have not pre-registered or if you have not picked up your race bag at Race bag Pick-up Night. Fee.

Monday, April 7th

Let’s Move!  10:30am.  East End Library, City of Richmond.  Come in and listen to stories about animals and people that are on the move.  Free.

Mondays April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, April 8th

Young at Art.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Toddler Storytime.  11am.  Westover Hills Library, City of Richmond.  Early literacy storytime featuring books, songs and play time for children ages 18-36 months, accompanied by an adult.  Free.

Pals Meeting. 11am-Noon.  Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street,  Bring your singing voice and join musician Chris Campbell in interactive sing-along activities, comedy, and ventriloquism. Free.

Young at Art.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Understanding Messages Behind Preschool Behavior.    6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

All Pro Dad.  6:30pm-7:30pm.  Martins at ChesterfieldTowneCenter, 11361 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond, VA23236.  Offered by First Things First, this program provides dads and their elementary-aged kids with a chance to bond beyond school and the home.  Register at www.FirstThingsRichmond.org or call 804-288-3431.  Space is limited and registration required.  Free pizza dinner and a 45 minute program.

When It’s Your Child: Understanding ADHD.  7pm-9:30pm.  CPR Conference Room, 8500 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA23116.  This class will help you really understand what ADHD is and what it looks like in a child. You will learn what ADHD is biologically, emotionally, behaviorally and academically. You’ll hear about the other “issues” that appear tethered to ADHD such as depression and anxiety. Feel informed and focused after this class. Fee.

Wednesday, April 9th

MOMMY & 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. Thsi month – Hope Harris & The Cousins Jamboree.  Free.

Let’s Move!  10:30am.  East End Library, City of Richmond.  Come in and listen to stories about animals and people that are on the move.  Free.

Preschool Story Time.  10:30am.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive story songs, stories and rhymes for ages 3-5 with an adult. Free.

Preschool Storytime.  10:45am.  Hull Street Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive storytime for ages 3-5 with an adult.  Free.

Drop in and Dig!  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be!

Evenings in the Studio.  4:30-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

The Negotiation Years (Parents/Caregivers of Children 5-11 yrs.)  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

UR Symphony Orchestra.  7:30pm.  Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, Univeristy of Richmond.  Free.  The premiere of new works by University of Richmond student composers and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, Op. 45.

Thursday, April 10th

Kindergarten Registration.  The 10th is the day for on-time registration for children starting kindergarten in the fall in 15 local school divisions: the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond, as well as the counties of CharlesCity, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George and Sussex.  Children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 are eligible to enter kindergarten this fall.

Transportation You: Girls in Transportation.  9am-2pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Young women in grades 6-8 are invited to join this hands-on, interactive mentoring program to explore careers in transportation. Sponsored by Women’s Transportation Seminar with the Federal Highway Administration, Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. Seminar is free with registration at http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralvirginia/transportation-you—girls-in-transportation/. Museum is regular price.

Eggstravaganza.  10am-11:30am.  Dorey Park, Henrico County.  Come out and celebrate spring while attending this fun-packed morning at DoreyPark. Meet the Bunny and enjoy a variety of activities includ­ing clowning fun, bunny hop music, story time, carnival games, a springtime treat, face painting, science fun, and more. Don’t forget to bring your baskets and join us for the egg hunt finale! Ages 1-5 with an adult. Information: 795-2334.  Free.

Book Babies.  10am.  Westover Hills Library, City of Richmond.  Early literacy storytime featuring books, songs and play time for babies ages 0-18 months, accompanied by an adult.  Free.

Lets Move!  10:30am.  East End Library, City of Richmond.  Come in and listen to stories about animals and people that are on the move.  Free.

Family Storytime.  10:30am.  Ginter Park Library.  Interactive story time for ages 18 months to age 5 with an adult. Come join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more!  Free.

Toddler Time.  11am.  West End Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive stories and music for youngsters ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.  Free.

After School Art Club.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

How to Set Effective Limits with Preschoolers.  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Friday, April 11th

Let’s Move!  10:30am.  East End Library, City of Richmond.  Come in and listen to stories about animals and people that are on the move.   Free.

Teen Drawing Club.  5pm-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games.  6pm-9pm.  Hanover High School, Hanover County.  Ages 9 to 14. Get ready to run, jump and throw! With both girls and boys divisions, broken down by ages, winners earn the opportunity to represent Hanover in Central Virginia’s District Meet (held in June). Events include: 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash (400x 2), 1600 meter dash (400×4), 4×100 meter relay, standing long jump, and softball throw. This free local event is part of the nationwide HERSHEY’s Track and Field Games program. For more information about their program, please visit www.hersheytrackandfield.com.

New! Family Camp-Out: Nature’s Misfits.  6:30pm – 9am.  Maymont Grounds.  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!  Fee.

Friday, April 11th - Sunday, April 13th

Hanover’s Global Youth Service Day.  All Day.  Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to youth. Youth from all over Hanover and the Greater Richmond area will give their time towards a cause they believe in during this weekend. Anyone can participate by volunteering and signing the service pledge on www.gysd.org.  Find local volunteer projects at www.handsonrva.org/gysd.

Saturday, April 12th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Henrico Doctor’s at Forest.  Serving more than 1,000 fathers in the Richmond metro area, this unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.   You can take this class only, or you can sign up for a 3-part class that includes Boot Camp for New Dads, Gearing Up for Baby, and When Baby Makes Three. Lunch is provided. To sign up for the 3-part class, click here.  Fee, scholarships are available.

Recycling Truck.  10am.  Local Lowes Stores.  Bring your kids to Lowe’s this weekend and they can get excited about a recycling truck! Visit the website to register.  Free.

Bunnies, Chicks, and Sheep!  10:00-10:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  Springtime is the perfect time for bunnies, chicks, and sheep, and we do it with a musical twist! Kids will hop like bunnies (and stomp like bears!), fly some pretend kites (scarves!), explore fine motor skills and counting with some finger-play poems, and celebrate all that is spring! And of course play lots of instruments and do some dancing! Ages 0-7 years, with a parent. Advance registration required. $10/child.

Free Irish Dance Class.  Noon-1pm.  Heart of Ireland School of Dance, 14257 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113.  Try Irish dancing and see what all the FUN is about!  Open to all ages.  Get more information on our website at www.HeartofIrelandSchool.com or call 804.464.8190.

Saturdays in the Studio.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

Teen Lego Club.  1pm-3pm.  Main Library, City of Richmond.  Join LEGO sculptor Zhyeff, as he leads our new club of LEGO with Teens. Show off your skills with the creations that you make! This club will meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. Ages 12-18. Free.

A Most Egg-cellent Egg-venture!  2pm-3:30pm.  The Armour House and Gardens, Henrico County.  Arts and crafts, face painting, and the great egg hunt for kids young and old, it’s sure to be a fun afternoon! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 343-3506.  Free.

Princess and Pirate Playdate!  4:00-4:40pm.  CMOR Short Pump.  Come dressed as a princess or pirate for this awesome musical playdate! Children will enjoy marching to the royal ball with drums, walking the plank with pirates, playing instruments, dancing, and so much more! Space is limited and advance enrollment is required. See you at the ball (arggg!)! This class is held at CMOR Short Pump, so you must either be a member or pay the daily admission. Ages 0-7 years, with a parent. Advance registration required. $5/child.

Romp n’ Roll Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Midlothian Location,11541 Busy Street, Midlothian VA.  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 the 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)

Richmond Raiders Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th

Monster Nation.  John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VMonster Nation Monster Trucks will rumble in with 1,800 tons of dirt and smashed metal! What has become the premier monster truck event promises to continue wowing fans with 10,000 pound Monster Machines and much, much more jam packed into 2 hours of high-flying horsepower.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prizes.

Saturday, April 12th – Saturday, April 19th

Spring Petting Farm.  11am-5pm.  Short Pump Mall Main Plaza.  Visit Baby Chicks, Bunnies, Goats, Lambs and more!  Free Admission.

Sunday, April 13th

Healthy Kids Running Series.  5pm-6pm at Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Rd, Henrico.  5:30pm-6:30pm at Battlefield Elementary School, 5501 Mechanicsville Turnpike.  Please arrive 45 minutes early if you have not pre-registered or if you have not picked up your race bag at Race bag Pick-up Night. Fee.

Monday, April 14th

Family Scavenger Hunt.  10am.   Maymont Grounds.  Fee.

Mickey Mouse Mania!  10:00-10:40am.  CMOR Short Pump.  M-I-C-K-E-Y… it’s everyone’s favorite guy! Come have a musical morning of fun, all centered around Mickey Mouse!  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!  This class is held at CMOR Short Pump, so you must either be a member or pay the daily admission. Ages 0-7 years, with a parent. Advance registration required. $5/child.

Behind the Scenes.  Noon. Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Lions in the Library.  1pm.  Maymont Mansion.  Fee.

Pinwheels & Pastimes.  1pm-3pm.  Maymont Mansion Lawn.  Join in an old-fashioned play party with the games and toys that amused boys and girls 100 years ago. People from the past encourage you to try your hand at hoops or hopscotch, make a toy or compete in races and other fun games from yesteryear.  Free.

Animal Profile.  2pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Discover more about Maymont’s animals in this up-close encounter! Visit with turtles (Monday), snakes (Tuesday), owls (Wednesday), insects (Thursday) and amphibians (Friday). Register in the NatureCenter lobby prior to the program; groups of 5 or more must register in advance.  Fee.

Spring Break Movie Matinee.  2pm.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Oz the Great and Powerful, PG, 130 mins.  Free.

Spring Break Activities.  3:30pm.  West End Library, City of Richmond.  Hop over to the library during spring break for some special spring stories, crafts and “bunny surprises.” Best for ages 3-6 with an adult.  Free.

Children’s Craft Time.  4pm.  Hull Street Library, City of Richmond.  Make an Easter basket! For preschoolers and elementary school children.  Free.

Monday, April 14th – Saturday, April 19th

Romp n’ Roll $10 Class Week.  All Romp n’ Roll Locations.  Members and non-members are invited to try Romp n’ Roll for only $10 per class! Almost every class for kids from 3 months to 5 years is included.  What a great opportunity to keep the kids entertained and check out all they offer at Romp n’ Roll! Space is based on availability, so check the schedules at www.rompnroll.com and call 804-364-6363 to reserve your
spot (pre-registration is required).

Tuesday, April 15th

Adventures in Vegetable Growing.  10am.  Jack’s Vegetable Garden at Maymont.  Free.

Family Scavenger Hunt.  10am.   Maymont Grounds.  Fee.

Young at Art.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Spring Break Fun with The BackPack Storyteller.  10:30am.  GinterPark Library, City of Richmond.  Join The Backpack Storyteller, Deborah Alsko, and her pet bunny S’Mores for some eggstraspecial Easter stories and hoppin’ fun! All ages welcomed.  Free.

Establishing Rules, Boundaries and Consequences for Children 11-16 yrs.  Noon-1:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Behind the Scenes.  Noon. Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Lions in the Library.  1pm.  Maymont Mansion.  Fee.

Pinwheels & Pastimes. 1pm-3pm.  Maymont Mansion Lawn.  Join in an old-fashioned play party with the games and toys that amused boys and girls 100 years ago. People from the past encourage you to try your hand at hoops or hopscotch, make a toy or compete in races and other fun games from yesteryear.  Free.

Spring Break Movie Matinee.  2pm.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Based on the book by Katherine Paterson. Bridge to Terabithia, PG, 95 mins.  Free.

Young at Art.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Animal Profile.  2pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Discover more about Maymont’s animals in this up-close encounter! Visit with turtles (Monday), snakes (Tuesday), owls (Wednesday), insects (Thursday) and amphibians (Friday). Register in the Nature Center lobby prior to the program; groups of 5 or more must register in advance.  Fee.

Spring Break Activities.  3:30pm.  West End Library, City of Richmond.  Hop over to the library during spring break for some special spring stories, crafts and “bunny surprises.” Best for ages 3-6 with an adult.  Free.

Animal Profile at Raptor Valley.  4pm.  Maymont Eagle Amphitheater.  Fee.

Nobody Told Me (Moms of Children Birth-5yrs.)  6pm-7:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Free.

Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 16th

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil.  Richmond Coliseum.  A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds his artistry before the eyes of the audience. Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Wednesday, April 16th

Adventures in Vegetable Growing.  10am.  Jack’s Vegetable Garden at Maymont.  Free.

Family Scavenger Hunt. 10am.   Maymont Grounds.  Fee.

Robots and Mudpies Preschool Open House.  10am-Noon. 2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico, VA 23294 (804) 447-3329.

Artsy Infants,  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Behind the Scenes.  Noon.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Drop in and Dig!  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be!

Lions in the Library.  1pm.  Maymont Mansion.  Fee.

Pinwheels & Pastimes.  1pm-3pm.  Maymont Mansion Lawn.  Join in an old-fashioned play party with the games and toys that amused boys and girls 100 years ago. People from the past encourage you to try your hand at hoops or hopscotch, make a toy or compete in races and other fun games from yesteryear.  Free.

Animal Profile.  2pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Discover more about Maymont’s animals in this up-close encounter! Visit with turtles (Monday), snakes (Tuesday), owls (Wednesday), insects (Thursday) and amphibians (Friday). Register in the Nature Center lobby prior to the program; groups of 5 or more must register in advance.  Fee.

Spring Break Movie Matinee.  2pm.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, PG, 94 mins.  Free.

Teen Book Club 4 Girls with Meg Medina.  3:00pm.  Join us for the start of this innovative book club for girls. To kick off our book club, Meg Medina will be joining us to discuss her Pura Belpré Award Winner 2014 book, ‘Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick You’re A**’. This is something you do not want to miss! Light snacks will be provided. Location: Teen Space.  Free.

Spring Break Activities.  3:30pm.  West End Library, City of Richmond.  Hop over to the library during spring break for some special spring stories, crafts and “bunny surprises.” Best for ages 3-6 with an adult.  Free.

Animal Profile at Raptor Valley.  4pm.  Maymont Eagle Amphitheater.  Fee.

To The Rescue!  4:00-4:40pm.  CMOR Short Pump.  It’s a new twist on firetrucks and police cars — a musical twist! Using super-cool rescue-themed songs, kids will pretend to be firemen (and women!), race to the rescue, drive some “firetrucks” (using hula hoops of course!), play some instruments, and more! You won’t want to miss this one — it’s a favorite! Space is limited and advance enrollment is required. This class is held at CMOR Short Pump, so you must either be a member or pay the daily admission. Ages 0-7 years, with a parent. Advance registration required. $5/child.

Job Club 4 Teens!  5:00- 6:30pm.  Main Library, City of Richmond.  Get motivated, and stay motivated, to be successful in your job search! Experts from career developing organizations will conduct workshops for those who are interested in earning extra cash during the break.  This job club provides tips on building a successful resume, how to dress and act for an interview. We will meet every other week. Call 646-7223 to register. Free.

Thursday, April 17th

Adventures in Vegetable Growing.  10am.  Jack’s Vegetable Garden at Maymont.  Free.

Family Scavenger Hunt.  10am.   Maymont Grounds.  Fee.

Fairy Chase.  10:30am.  Maymont Grounds.  Fee.

Behind the Scenes.  Noon.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Lions in the Library.  1pm.  Maymont Mansion.  Fee.

Pinwheels & Pastimes.  1pm-3pm.  Maymont Mansion Lawn.  Join in an old-fashioned play party with the games and toys that amused boys and girls 100 years ago. People from the past encourage you to try your hand at hoops or hopscotch, make a toy or compete in races and other fun games from yesteryear.  Free.

Animal Profile.  2pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Discover more about Maymont’s animals in this up-close encounter! Visit with turtles (Monday), snakes (Tuesday), owls (Wednesday), insects (Thursday) and amphibians (Friday). Register in the Nature Center lobby prior to the program; groups of 5 or more must register in advance.  Fee.

Spring Break Movie Matinee. 2pm.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Based on the book by C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; PG, 143 mins.  Free.

Spring Break Activities.  3:30pm.  West End Library, City of Richmond.   Hop over to the library during spring break for some special spring stories, crafts and “bunny surprises.” Best for ages 3-6 with an adult.  Free.

Animal Profile at Raptor Valley.  4pm.  Eagle Amphitheater at Maymont.   Discover more about Maymont’s animals with the education staff. Bears, skunks and raptors are among the animals that will be featured throughout the week. Register at Raptor Valley by the eagle’s nest prior to the program; groups of 5 or more must register in advance. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 333.

Teen Makers: Smashing Trash!  4pm.  GinterPark Library, City of Richmond.  Get crafty with recycled materials (and the snacks are on us)! This month we will be engineering pop-ups using discarded book covers. You will also find out how to participate in the Teen Craft Sale at the Main Library.  Free.

Terrific Twos and Thrilling Threes.  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Friday, April 18th

Family Scavenger Hunt.  10am.  Maymont Grounds.  Fee.

Community Easter Egg Hunt.  10am-5pm.  Market Square, Brandermill, off Hull Street Road at Old Hundred Road, Midlothian.  For information 804.744.1700.  Free.

Behind the Scenes.  Noon. Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Lions in the Library.   1pm.  Maymont Mansion.  Fee.

Pinwheels & Pastimes.   1pm-3pm.  Maymont Mansion Lawn.  Join in an old-fashioned play party with the games and toys that amused boys and girls 100 years ago. People from the past encourage you to try your hand at hoops or hopscotch, make a toy or compete in races and other fun games from yesteryear.  Free.

Animal Profile   2pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Discover more about Maymont’s animals in this up-close encounter! Visit with turtles (Monday), snakes (Tuesday), owls (Wednesday), insects (Thursday) and amphibians (Friday). Register in the Nature Center lobby prior to the program; groups of 5 or more must register in advance.  Fee.

Animal Profile at Raptor Valley.  4pm.  Maymont Eagle Amphitheater.  Fee.

Target $1 Family Night.   5pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.  Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person!

Saturday, April 19th

Dominion Family Easter.  10am.  Maymont Carriage House Lawn.   Visit Maymont for one of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions! Enjoy an egg hunt, crafts, games, live entertainment and other fun-filled activities. Fees vary for activities

Members Only: Monster Mashup Art Workshops.  1pm and 3pm.  Get ready for the upcoming How to Make a Monster exhibition by bringing to life your own clay monster! Sign up for a one-hour workshop. Your creation could be featured in an art exhibit at the Museum this summer! Registration is required for this members only event. Please call 804.864.1400. Free.

Spring Break Movie Matinee.  2pm.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Matilda, PG, 93 minutes.  Free.

Paws to R.E.A.D. Program.  3pm-4pm. GinterPark Library, City of Richmond.  Do you love dogs? Come and read to Bernard! Parents this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Call and schedule a time to read to Bernard or to one of his canine buddies @ 646-1236.  Free.

Earth Day Global Sounds.  3pm.  North Court Courtyard, University of Richmond.  Join the University of Richmond in celebrating traditional music and dance from around the world. This free, family-friendly concert features Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances by local and visiting music ensembles. Audiences will be given an opportunity after the concert to see and interact with the instruments, including the gamelan and drums.  Free.

Romp n’ Roll Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  West End Location, 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)

Richmond Raiders Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

Easter Egg Hunt at The Richmond Spiders Spring Game.  12:30pm Hunt, 1pm Game.  U of R, Milhiser Green.   A fun-filled day with a Family Fun Zone, chances to win prizes, post game autographs, and a egg hunt.  The Easter Egg hunt is open to children age 13 and under, prizes for collecting the most eggs, special prize for finding the golden egg and prize winners will be recognized on the field during the game.  To register for the Easter Egg hunt, please email your child’s first name, last name and age to SpidersKidsClub@richmond.edu.

TLCC Spring Community EGG-STRAVAGANZA.  Noon – 3pm.   Easter egg hunt for children ages 2-12, with face painting, games, and food.  The food consist of hot dogs with chips and a drink.  Cost: Children eat free, $2.00 donation for all others.  The TLCC Outreach Ministry will be providing free professional haircuts to the young boys that participate in the Egg-Stravaganza from 10:00 am – 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Please contact Bro. Marcus Logan at tlccoutreach@mylightcc.org with any questions or concerns.  Pre-registration of your child(ren) for this event can be done here egg_stravganza_registration.

The Egg Hunt. 2pm. St. John’s Church Churchyard, 2319 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223. All children are invited. They should bring their own basket to collect their eggs in.

Saturday, April 19th & Sunday, April 20th

Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1 – 4 p.m.). Concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.); Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation (Sunday).   Activities in the Children’s Garden. Free with garden admission.

Friday, April 18th – Sunday, April 20th

Easter Eggstravaganza.  Kings Dominon.  Highlights include an Easter EGGsploration scavenger hunt, petting zoo, Easter crafts, photo opportunities with Eggward  the Easter Bunny and more!  With park admission.

Sunday, April 20th

Easter on Parade.  1pm-5pm.  Monument Avenue between Allen Avenue and Davis Avenue.  Each year more than 25,000 people converge upon the four-block site to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of Monument Avenue, taking this once-a-year opportunity to stroll in the streets. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo and, of course, people and pet watching are all part of the celebration.  Free.

Monday, April 21st

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Happy in Two Homes (Parents of Children of All Ages).  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Mondays, April 21st, 28th & May 5th

Toddler Time: Out and About.  10am.  Maymont Three-session program.  Fee.

Monday, April 21st – Friday, June 13th

Water Play.  Weekdays 1pm-4:45pm.  Saturdays and Sundays 9am-4:45pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.   During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 21 – Sept 30. (weather permitting).  Free with garden admission.

Tuesday, April 22nd

Young at Art.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Young at Art.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Earth Day Movie – The Lorax.  4pm.  Ginter Park Library, City of Richmond.  Come and watch the movie, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Snacks will be provided. Check out our display of crafts from recycled materials. Learn about new ways to upcycle items at your house.  Free.

Earth Day Celebration.  6pm-9pm.  Rockwood Nature Center, Chesterfield County.  In  partnership with nationally recognized artist Robert Louis Caldwell to highlight the beauty of the natural world that exists all around us through his work.   Naturalists at the RockwoodNatureCenter will hand out tree seedlings to the first 100 visitors, show the Center’s snakes, turtles, and other animals, and answer questions about regional wildlife.  ChesterfieldCounty’s Environmental Division will provide information on the county’s anti-litter campaign.  ‘The Old Time Jam’, Rockwood’s monthly gathering of bluegrass musicians, will play to keep everyone’s toes tapping. Admission to the event is free.

Communication: The Words We Use & How They Hear It (Parents/Caregivers of Children 2- 4 yrs.)  6:30pm-8:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Parenting Your ADHD Child.  7pm-9:30pm.  CPR Conference Room, 8500 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA23116.  The perfect companion to “When It’s Your Child”, this evening is when strategy becomes the focus. Knowing how to set appropriate expectations, communicate, reward, provide consequences, etc. are all parenting skills critical to the success of the child with ADHD. You will leave this class with these skills, a plan and renewed hope!  Fee.

Wednesday, April 23rd

Drop in and Dig!  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be!

Evenings in the Studio.  4:30-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

Parenting the High Maintenance Child: (Parents of Children 4-11 yrs.)  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Wednesday, April 23rd - Sunday, May 4th

Wicked.  Altria Theater (formerly the Landmark).  Presented by Broadway In Richmond.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Thursday, April 24th

After School Art Club.  4:15 – 6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

Friday, April 25th

Friday Family Art Nights.  5pm-7pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs.  Fee.

Friday, April 25th & Saturday, April 26th

Nascar Toyotacare 250 and Blue Ox 100 & Toyota Owners 400.  Richmond International Raceway.  Visit the website for ticket prizes and details.  Check out the Kids Club.  Fee.

Friday, April 25th – Sunday, April 27th

Bermuda Hundred Sesquicentennial Commemorative Event.  7am-9pm.  Horner Park, 17701 Genito Road.  This signature event will demonstrate what siege warfare and fighting during the Civil War would have resembled in May 1864.  Encounter living history demonstrations and hear stories about slaves, civilians, medicine and the U.S. Navy. Encounter infantry, cavalry and artillery demonstrations. The highlight of the weekend will be demonstrations of the documented attacks and defense of the second Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, May 14-16, 1864. A candlelight guided tour of the battle lines will be offered on Saturday evening. Food and drinks will be available.

Saturday, April 26th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Johnston Willis.  Serving more than 1,000 fathers in the Richmond metro area, this unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.   You can take this class only, or you can sign up for a 3-part class that includes Boot Camp for New Dads, Gearing Up for Baby, and When Baby Makes Three. Lunch is provided. To sign up for the 3-part class, click here.  Fee, scholarships are available.

World Tai Chi Day.  9:30am-11am.  Deep Run Park, Henrico County.  On the last Saturday of April each year, tens of thousands of people across the globe practice the ancient art of Tai Chi. This very special event will feature basic instruction in the Sun style for beginners and various demonstrations of other styles. At 10 am, everyone will join together to practice Tai Chi as it moves in a wave across the earth. No previous experience necessary. Instruc­tor: Jack Fuller. Information: 501-5114.  Free.

Robots and Mudpies Preschool Open House.  10am-1pm. 2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico, VA 23294 (804) 447-3329.

Spring Into the Arts Festival.  10am-4pm.  The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove.  Family event with painters, pottery, fiber art, hand-made jewelry, “meet the instruments” for children and Clarion Brass Quintet performance.

Paws to R.E.A.D. Program.  10:30am-12:30pm.  Ginter Park Library, City of Richmond.  Do you love dogs? Come and read to Harvey, the resident Greyhound! Parents this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Call and schedule a time to read to Harvey or to one of his canine buddies @ 646-1236.  Free.

Spring Festival. 1pm-4pm.  Walkerton Tavern, Henrico County.  Music by Chris Campbell, crafts, games, face painting, tours of the tavern, food and drink will be a part of this celebration. Information: 261-6898.   Free.

April 26th, May 3rd, and May 10th

The James River Rambler.  Take a scenic train ride with the kids.  90 minutes to the station from Richmond.  Trips are 1.5 hours or 3.5 hours.  Visit the website for more details.  Sponsored by the Old Dominion Chapter of NRHS.

Sunday, April 27th

Argyle University Presents Cupcake Class – Bake & Decorate.  1 pm-3 pm.  11400 Belvedere Vista Lane, North Chesterfield, VA 23235.   Class includes: Lunch, Baking and decorating cupcakes!  Sign up at: loveargyle@hotmail.com or by calling 804.320.0312.  $25.00 per person.

Tutus and Tea. 2pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Richmond, 555 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA, 23219. BRAVO is celebrating The School of Richmond Ballet. There will be sweets, sandwiches, teas and lemonade available. BRAVO will hold a silent auction at this event and all children may wear their favorite tutu or vest for their own walk down the runway followed by a fashion show of Richmond Ballet tutus and costumes! For information contact Susan Collet at scollet@richmondballet.com. The cost to attend is $45 for 1 parent and 1 child, each additional person is $25.

Healthy Kids Running Series.  5pm-6pm at Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Rd, Henrico.  5:30pm-6:30pm at Battlefield Elementary School, 5501 Mechanicsville Turnpike.  Please arrive 45 minutes early if you have not pre-registered or if you have not picked up your race bag at Race bag Pick-up Night. Fee.

Richmond Symphony Youth Concert Orchestra, Camerata Strings, & String Sinfonietta Spring Concert.  7pm.  Carpenter Theatre.  All seats general admission. Free.

Monday, April 28th

Earth Day.  10:30am.  East End Library, City of Richmond.  Come and learn how we can save our Earth by making things from things that we throw away.  Free.

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, April 29th

Young at Art.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Toddler Storytime.  11am.  Westover Hills Library, City of Richmond.  Early literacy storytime featuring books, songs and play time for toddlers ages 18-36 months, accompanied by an adult.  Free.

Young at Art.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Be A Cheerleader for Your Child (Advocating for the Special Needs Child 4- 12 yrs.)  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Wednesday, April 30th

Toddler Storytime.  10:30am.  GinterPark Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive story time for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Come join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more!   Free.

Preschool Storytime.  10:45am.  Hull Street Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive storytime for ages 3-5 with an adult.  Free.

Drop in and Dig!  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be!

Evenings in the Studio.  4:30-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

Preschool Story Time.  10:30am.  North Avenue Library, City of Richmond.  Interactive story songs, stories and rhymes for ages 3-5 with an adult. Free.

Job Club 4 Teens!  5pm-6:30pm.  Main Library, City of Richmond.  Get motivated, and stay motivated, to be successful in your job search! Experts from career developing organizations will conduct workshops for those who are interested in earning extra cash during the winter break. If you are looking for employment during the winter holidays, this is the club for you. This job club provides tips on building a successful resume, how to dress and act for an interview. We will meet every other week. Call 646-7223 to register.  Free.

Understanding the Messages Behind Preschool Behavior.  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.