Events Calendar

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Today – Sunday, October 14, 2018.  M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE Opens! 9am-5pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  This indoor exhibit in the Conservatory is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life-cycles.  While you are there – don’t miss Origami in the Garden.  All included with garden admission.

Friday, June 1st

Storytime in the Garden.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Special Nights CMoR Downtown.  5:30pm – 7:30pm.  CMoR Downtown (formerly Central). The Children’s Museum of Richmond opens its doors for evenings for families with children ages 15 years and younger who have challenges or disabilities. At CMoR’s Special Nights, you will find museum exploration, adapted materials, a cool-down space, and a reduced number of visitors.  Special Nights at CMoR is FREE for families of children with behavioral health and developmental challenges- no reservation required.

Southside Speedway Driver Meet & Greet.   Southside Speedway, Midlothian, VA.  Front gate opens to the public at 6:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 6:00 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet at 7:15 p.m. Racing starts around 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy a very special on-track pre-race Driver Meet & Greet at the “Toughest Short Track in the South” to meet Central Virginia’s short track drivers before you watch them put on a show! There will be opportunities for autographs, photographs, and Q&A with favorite drivers from six divisions: Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, Bandoleros, UCARs, and Legends.  Fee.

Family Movie Night: The Lion King.  Gates open at 6 p.m. Movie starts at dusk.  Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road.  Enjoy The Lion King on a 26-ft inflatable screen. Bring your chairs and enjoy it under the stars. Visit the vendors before the show. No pets allowed. Title sponsors for this event include: Chesterfield Credit Union, Friends of Pocahontas State Park and The Village News.  Rain date: Sat., June 2.  Free.

Family Camp-Out: A Night Under the Stars.  Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 9:00 am.  Maymont Grounds.  Using stars as our guide, we’ll explore how humans and animals alike have navigated the world during this overnight camping adventure. Learn some map and compass skills while on a scavenger hunt. As the sun sets explore the lives of animals that migrate thousands of miles a year. Afterwards we’ll make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont’s grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; all participants must register. Register online by May 31.

Saturday, June 2nd

Kids Workshop – Classic Car.  9am-Noon.  Local Home Depot stores.  Join the hands-on Kids Workshop and you and your child can build a Fire House Bank.  All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.  Registration required – select your local store.  Free.

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    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.  Suggested donation.

Family Classics At The Byrd – InnerSpace. 10am.  Byrd Theatre, Carytown.  Bob Gulledge At The Mighty Wurlitzer And Classic  Warner Brothers Cartoons before the movie.  Tickets are $4 per person.

Down on the Farm Day.  10am-2pm.  CMoR Downtown, 2626 W Broad St.  Visit with a dairy farmer and one of his real cows from Eastview Farm, before the cow milking contest begins in the Lobby! Meet farm animal friends from The Teeny Tiny Farm’s petting zoo. Learn through play with CMoR’s traveling exhibit, SoyMOR, brought to you by the Virginia Soybean Association and the Virginia Soybean Board. Checkout CMoR’s Education Stations and a special art project to round out your day of learning through play!  Free with museum admission.

Celebrate Varina.  10am – 2pm.  It’s the annual Celebrate Varina festival at Dorey Park! Come for games, vendors, live music, and exhibitors, with a variety of concessions available to purchase. Families can enjoy Train Rides, Mini Horses, Inflatables, Vendor Fair, Balloon Animals, Airbrush Tattoos, Live Performances and More!  Hosted in cooperation with Varina Ruritan Club.

Chesterfield Maker Expo.   10am-3pm.  Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, 23832.  A family-friendly event that will include a variety of makers demonstrating or leading activities.  Activities include 3-D printing, weaving and jewelry making. Exhibitors will demonstrate robots, rockets and electric cars. Food will be available for purchase. For more information visit library.chesterfield.gov. or call (804) 751-CCPL.

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Family Drive In.  10:30am.  Tuckahoe Area Library.  For preschoolers (3-5 years).  Beep! Beep! Come in to create and decorate a car with a box (that we provide).  We will watch  a short movie and have a snack too!  Free.

Krafty Kids.  11am.  North Park Branch Library.  For preschoolers (3-5 years).  Make a Father’s Day craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3-11 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits at crafts. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.  Free.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Meadow Farm’s Saturday Live.  Noon-3pm.  Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park.  Enjoy an afternoon of interactive living history demonstrations as you explore this mid-19th century farm – blacksmithing, wool dyeing, woodworking, cooking, gardening, and animal and house tours.   In addition to regular activities, each Saturday will have a unique theme, and we’ll explore what that particular subject was like in the 1860s – you’ll get to see for yourself how things were similar and how they were different. Free.

Mobile Printmaking Studio for Teens.  1–3 pm.  Meadowdale Library.  Teens, learn the art of screen-printing as you make your own prints in a mobile printmaking studio! Registration begins two weeks before program.  Free.

Family Movie.  2pm.  North Park Branch Library.  Suggested for ages 6 and up, watch the comedy Rock Dog as Bodi, living in the Himalayas, dreams of being a rock star. When he heads to the big city to seek fame, the sheep he normally guards are in danger. (2016, PG, 90 min.) Free.

3D Printing & Design Workshop for Grades 5-12.  2:30pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Learn how to design objects and print in 3D with the library’s 3D printers! We’ll discuss the real world applications of 3D printing technology, see a printer in action, and practice designing in 3D using Tinkercad so you can submit a 3D design to be printed at the library. Please bring a thumb-drive so you can save your design. Please be on time and be aware that if you are late 10 minutes or more for class, your seat may be given away.  Free.

Taylor’s Pirate Fishing FUN and Annual Fishing Day!  4pm-7pm.   Courthouse Park, 7232 Courtland Farm Road, Hanover, VA 23069.    Fishing professionals will be on-hand to assist all young pirates in their fishing adventures.  No fishing license or registration is required.  This catch and release fishing experience is the perfect way to get your child hooked on fishing or just to enjoy the beautiful evening casting with your loved ones.  Bait and rods will be available on a first come, first served basis, but if you have your own, please bring it.   Taylor has his pirate costume ready and is bringing his large inflatable pirate ship, a fun pirate craft project and his kid-friendly pirate tattoos, just in case the fish aren’t biting.   Hanover County Parks and Recreation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Fishing Adventures and Bass Pro present this fishing fun adventure for the entire family.  For event questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (804) 365-7150 or email parksandrec@hanovercounty.gov.  Free.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – West End location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Richmond Roughriders Indoor Football Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

Richmond Symphony Free Concert.  7pm.  Pocahontas State Park Heritage Amphitheater.  The Richmond Symphony invites you to enjoy a FREE outdoor concert. Bring a blanket, picnic basket, family and friends to enjoy the sounds of a live orchestra.  This concert is FREE and open to the public (no ticket required). A $7 parking fee applies.

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

Sunday, June 3rd

PRINCESS PARTY AT THE DOVER HALL CASTLE.  11am and 2pm. Kids will get to spend “Princess Time” time with Elsa, and Anna. Professionally trained actresses will lead your child through Princess Story Time, a Tea-Party, Princess Crown Decorating and a Coronation Ceremony where the Princesses will guide parents through the process of crowning their child. Each child will take home their own Crown, Tea-Cup and Wand. You will also receive a 5″ x 7″ professional photograph of your daughter with one of the princesses taken by a professional photographer.  Children ages 2 and younger admitted free of charge when accompanying a paid sibling 3 or older.  Fee.

Give Me Liberty or Death Reenactment.  Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Professional actors in 1770s’ attire portray nine delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, who engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which culminate with Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech.  This reenactment also officially kicks off the Summer Reenactment Series – every Sunday through Labor Day there is a free public reenactment.  Spread the word!  1:00 PM Ticket holders are seated.  1:15 PM Doors open to the Public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins.  1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity). Due to increasing volume of interest, they now allow reservations for a $5 per person (plus service fee) cost.  We still hold up to 100 walk-up seats for those who want to queue at the front doors and come to the show for free on a first-come first-served basis.

Monday, June 4th

Summer Service Days at CMoR -Presented by Walmart.  Every Monday ALL CMoR Locations will offer FREE ADMISSION for military, first responders, veterans, law enforcement, and their immediate families.  This event is in partnership with Walmart and available Memorial Day – Labor Day.  Valid at all CMoR locations. Must show badge or ID at check-in. Does not apply for group visits or field trips.  One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Garden Art.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy through Plein air watercolor painting. They provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Busy Hands.  3:30pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  For Preschooler (3-5 years).  Make Sassy Summer Snakes. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children ages 3-5 with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.   Free.

Moe’s Three Amigos Taco Tour Coming to Richmond.  5:00-7:00pm.  Maymont Park, 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220.  Moe’s Southwest Grill is celebrating the launch of its newest menu item, Three Amigos Tacos, by spreading Southwest flavor across the country. They will be in Richmond to give lucky local FREE samples of Three Amigos Tacos and allow them to meet Moe’s Chief Taco Officer (CTO), our taco obsessed ambassador

Tuesday, June 5th

Family Walk and Talk.  10am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Robins Visitor Center.  Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Busy Hands.  10:30am.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Preschoolers (3-5 years).  Make a craft for Father’s Day. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.  Free.

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

Final Exam Study Break.  Noon.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Stressed about exams? Stop by the Teen Room to take a break! Color, make de-stressing glitter slime and enjoy some snacks! You can also pick up some books with study tips and learn how to relieve stress.  Free.

Wednesday, June 6th

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Storytime for Tudor Tykes: Garden Party.  10:30-11:30am.  Agecroft Hall & Gardens.  Join the fun with storyteller Pamela Bomboy as she shares special stories, songs, and activities just right for your preschooler. Discover what lives and grows in your garden with The Great Big Enormous Carrot, Flower Tales, and Jump Frog, Jump!  Fee.

Storytime.  11am.  bbgb, 3003 West Cary Street.  Bring the kids for storytime every Wednesday.  Free.

Minds of All Kinds.  5:30 – 8pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.   A free sensory friendly evening at the Museum developed for guests with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Enjoy a less crowded environment as you explore our new summer exhibition, BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. Get hands-on with activities that will pique the curiosity of the young to young at heart. Watch National Parks Adventure in the Dome, challenge your creativity in Challenge Lab, and journey through the Exhibit Galleries at your own pace. There is something for everyone at the Science Museum of Virginia! NEW! The Science Museum is proud to partner with Virginia Voice to offer audio description on tonight’s Dome shows for guests who are blind or low vision.  Minds of All Kinds is a free event. Space is limited so advance registration is required. Visit www.smv.org to register today!

Free Taekwondo Trial Lesson at Dynamic Taekwondo.  1pm-2pm.  All three locations – Dynamic Taekwondo of West End, 2292 John Rolfe Pkwy. Henrico, VA 23233.  Dynamic Taekwondo of Chesterfield, 14722 Village Square Pl.Midlothian, VA 23112.  Dynamic Taekwondo of Iron Bridge, 6433 Chesterfield Meadows Dr. Chesterfield, VA 23832.  Kids get to try Taekwondo and each kid will chance to break a board after that!  30 minutes of Taekwondo Class and 30 minutes of Taekwondo fun activities (each kid will get to break a wooden board).  Free.

Thursday, June 7th

Music & Movement for Preschoolers.  11:15-11:45am.  Enon Library.  Let your preschooler shake, rattle and roll their way to mastering literacy skills. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  Free.

Stories ‘n’ Such.  3:30pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  Design CD Animals.  Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for grades K-5 with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.   Free.

Krafty Kids.  4pm.  North Park Branch Library.  Make a Father’s Day craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3-11 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits at crafts. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.  Free.

From Book to Movie Night: Charlotte’s Web.  5-7 pm. LaPrade Library.  Watch your favorite classic children’s books on the big screen! Popcorn and drinks provided. Registration begins two weeks before program.  Free.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Thursdays in June.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).  Regular Garden admission.

Summer Concert Series.  6pm-8pm.  1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, May 24 – September 20th.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Stroll, shop and dine while enjoying all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians.

Friday, June 8th

Storytime in the Garden.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

CarMax $1 Dollar Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  CMoR Downtown, 2626 W Broad St.  Museum admission is only $1 per person for the entire family!  The kickoff event will include performances by kids’ comedian and ventriloquist, Uncle Ty-Rone at 5:15PM and 6:15PM.

FESTIVAL OF THE RIVER: THREE DAYS OF MUSIC, ART AND ENVIRONMENT UNDER THE BIG TENT AND ON BROWN’S ISLAND.

Night Light Science: Transportation Adventure.  6pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  A special night of imagination and adventure! Children ages 3 to 6 and their adults are invited to explore air, land and sea travel and the science that makes these journeys possible. Put on your favorite travel-themed costume or your favorite pajamas and come with us on a journey of exploration and discovery!  Night Light Science tickets are $10 per person for general public and $7.50 per person for members. One adult is required for every four youth. Spots are limited, so call 804.864.1400 to register today!

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Free Shirt Friday Giveaway for first 1500 fans 15 and over.  Fee.

Outdoor Movie: The Secret Life of Pets.  7:30pm – 10:3 pm.  The movie will begin at sunset around 8:30pm.  Short Pump Park.  Enjoy a movie under the stars at Short Pump Park!  Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy free lemonade and popcorn while supplies last. Admission is free as well.

Saturday, June 9th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    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.  Suggested donation.

FESTIVAL OF THE RIVER: THREE DAYS OF MUSIC, ART AND ENVIRONMENT UNDER THE BIG TENT AND ON BROWN’S ISLAND.

FIT4MOM Richmond Summer Kickoff Party benefiting the Maymont Animals.  Maymont is home to hundreds of animals including mighty black bears, iconic American bald eagles, playful river otters and friendly goats. Maymont’s animals require annual veterinary care, enrichment activities and habitat maintenance to stay healthy. This all adds up to an annual cost of $500,000.  FIT$MOM will be hosting a free*, fun, family friendly Stroller Strides workout while learning all about the animals who call Maymont home! After the workout, stick around for the after party where Gelati Celesti Ice Cream will be selling their delicious ice cream and donating a portion of the sales to the Maymont Animals!  *Suggested donation for participating is $5.  Children of all ages are welcome! Children 6 and older may walk/jog alongside your stroller.  – FIT4MOM members, please enroll for the event as usual through your FIT4MOM account.  – Newly joining families please register through our Eventbrite link.  For any questions or concerns please email Client Resource Manager, Windsor, at windsor.fit4momrva@gmail.com.

Family Classics At The Byrd – How To Train Your Dragon. 10am.  Byrd Theatre, Carytown.  Bob Gulledge At The Mighty Wurlitzer And Classic  Warner Brothers Cartoons before the movie.  Tickets are $4 per person.

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Paws to R.E.A.D. 10:30am.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  Blossoming readers in grades K-2 are invited to read with a specially trained dog, to practice skills and gain a furry friendship. Online registration is open.  Free.

Science and Stories.  10:30am.  Libbie Mill Library.  Bring out your preschooler’s inner scientist with this event that will feature experiments, hands on activities, and discovery stations. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult.  Free.

Science Play Saturday.  11am.  Sandston Branch Library.  For Elementary Kids (Grade K-5).  STEM free play with building bricks, snap circuits, and more!  Free.

Paws to R.E.A.D. 11am.  Gayton Branch Library.  For Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Register online or call 501-1960.  Free,

1st Annual Spring Festival.   11am-3pm.  Lynnhaven Academy, 1000 Westover Hills Blvd (just across the Nickel bridge).   A fun filled community event with food, music, corn hole, video games, face painters, balloon twisters, snow cones, popcorn, water slides, silent auction, an art exhibit and scavenger hunt, and much more!

Behind the Scenes.  1:30 pm – 2:00 pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Maymont Nature Center. Thirteen aquariums and more than 200 animals require more care than meets the eye. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.)  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  5:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fireworks Night and Double Header.  Fee.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

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

Sunday, June 10th

Give Me Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm.  Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Professional actors in 1770s’ attire portray nine delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, who engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which culminate with Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech.  This reenactment also officially kicks off the Summer Reenactment Series – every Sunday through Labor Day there is a free public reenactment.  Spread the word!  1:00 PM Ticket holders are seated.  1:15 PM Doors open to the Public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins.  1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity). Due to increasing volume of interest, they now allow reservations for a $5 per person (plus service fee) cost.  We still hold up to 100 walk-up seats for those who want to queue at the front doors and come to the show for free on a first-come first-served basis.

Flying Squirrels Game.  1:05pm.  The Diamond.  Funnville Youth Jersey Giveaway for First 1,000 fans 14 & younger.  Fee.

Garden Art.  2pm-3m.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy through Plein air watercolor painting. They provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

FESTIVAL OF THE RIVER: THREE DAYS OF MUSIC, ART AND ENVIRONMENT UNDER THE BIG TENT AND ON BROWN’S ISLAND.

Monday, June 11th

Summer Service Days at CMoR -Presented by Walmart.  Every Monday ALL CMoR Locations will offer FREE ADMISSION for military, first responders, veterans, law enforcement, and their immediate families.  This event is in partnership with Walmart and available Memorial Day – Labor Day.  Valid at all CMoR locations. Must show badge or ID at check-in. Does not apply for group visits or field trips.  One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Garden Art.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy through Plein air watercolor painting. They provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Krafty Kids.  3:30pm.  Glen Allen Branch Library.  Make a card and gift for Dad on his special day. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children from preschool to grade 5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.  Free.

Play, Learn, and Grow.  6:30pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  An open play time that will encourage young children to make discoveries and build early learning skills that prepare them for kindergarten.  This event is best suited for children up to age 36 months.  Free.

Tuesday, June 12th

Family Walk and Talk.  10am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Robins Visitor Center.  Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

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

Busy Hands.  3:30pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  Make Sassy Summer Snakes and enjoy a story. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children ages 3-5 with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

FREE Pediatric Asthma Community Education Event.  5:30pm – 7:30pm.  CMoR Downtown, 2626 W Broad St.  Pediatric providers and their patients and families are invited for an evening of museum play, dinner and a talk on what’s on the horizon for children with asthma.  Dinner and play begin at 5:30 p.m. | Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.  This event is FREE, but registration is required.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Floppy Hat Giveaway first 1000 fans 15 and over.  Fee.

Wednesday, June 13th

Mommy and Me and Daddy, too. 10am.  The Square at Willow Lawn.  Join Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of EVERY month from 10am to 11:30am as they  host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents´ interaction with their children.  This month –  Tony M.  Free.

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Storytime.  11am.  bbgb, 3003 West Cary Street.  Bring the kids for storytime every Wednesday.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Thursday, June 14th

Music & Movement for Preschoolers.  10:30-11am. Clover Hill Library.  Let your preschooler shake, rattle and roll their way to mastering literacy skills. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  Free.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Thursdays in June.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).  Regular Garden admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Friday, June 15th

Storytime in the Garden.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Saturday, June 16th

Ashland Strawberry Faire.  10am-5:00pm.  Randolph-Macon College, Ashland.  From tomatoes to talented musicians, tomato pies to fried green tomatoes, artisans to agricultural vendors,  bow-wow beach to the materFUN zone, this event is uniquely Hanover!  The Faire is a free, community and family-oriented event during which non-profit groups and churches raise funds and offer something for everyone. Visit the vendor booths on “Ashland Alley”, explore Hanover businesses located on “Action Avenue” with performances and demonstrations, and enjoy all that the Town of Ashland has to offer.

Family Classics At The Byrd – Despicable Me. 10am.  Byrd Theatre, Carytown.  Bob Gulledge At The Mighty Wurlitzer And Classic  Warner Brothers Cartoons before the movie.  Tickets are $4 per person.

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Fairy Chase.  10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Maymont Garden Hall.  Do you believe in fairies? Enjoy a magical morning filled with whimsy and make-believe. Play games, make wishes, hear stories and receive your very own wings and wand as you learn what fairies like to do and where they like to hide. Imaginative clues guide you around the lawns of Maymont as you search for the winged creatures, finding treasures along the way. This enchanting program concludes with a sweet treat of fairy cakes and lemonade. Meet at Maymont’s Carriage House. Ages 4-8. Parents are welcome to observe the program. Register online by June 15.  Fee.  

Bumblebee Jamboree. 10:30am—2:30pm.  Maymont, 1000 Spottswood Road, Richmond, VA  23220.   Kick off National Pollinator Week with family-friendly activities buzzing with fun! The 7th annual Bumblebee Jamboree provides an opportunity for children to better understand the role pollinators play and what each of us can do in our own backyard to protect natural resources. Families are invited to participate in hands-on experiences at this free event that encourages kids to learn about birds, butterflies, bees, beetles, and bats. Children will enjoy pollinator-related crafts, puppet shows, snacks, games, and other interactive activities. They can get close to pollinators by going into the Virginia butterfly safari tents as well as watching enclosed observation beehives.  This event is hosted by the Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office and Chesterfield County Master Gardeners.  Free admission.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Father’s Day Weekend at Lewis Ginter.  1pm-4pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Enjoy a weekend of opportunities to honor and spend time with dad. Visit the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, plus these activities: On Saturday, have fun with crafts and activities in the Children’s Garden. (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) On Sunday, enjoy a free concert. Food available for purchase.  Regular Garden admission.

Manga Drawing Workshop.  1pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).   Do you love reading manga or watching anime, and wish that you could create your own stories and characters?  This 4 hour workshop is for teens interested in drawing in the Japanese Manga-Anime style.  Students will be introduced to the techniques used by manga and anime artists to help transform their ideas into manga style drawings.  Some drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary.  Materials will be provided, but students may bring their own sketchbooks and pencils if they prefer.  Please bring a lunch or snacks.  Bottled water will be provided.      Free.

Out Loud! Music Petting Zoo.  2pm.  Fairfield Area Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).   Girls Rock! RVA is bringing an assortment of musical instruments and they’re going to play them all. If you’ve ever been curious about which instrument is right for you, this is your chance to find out. Stick around to the very end and join in for some group play!  Free.

Anime Club. 3pm.  Varina Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Come learn about this popular Japanese animation. Watch and discuss different Anime each time the group meets.  Free.

The Lego Ninjago Movie.  2pm & 5pm.  Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA  23075.  Enjoy classic movies on the big screen at Henrico Theatre! Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments available for $1 per item.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – West End location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Sunday, June 17th

Dads Visit Free on Father’s Day.  12:00-5:00pm.  Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, Beaverdam. Visit their website for more information.

Give Me Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm.  Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Professional actors in 1770s’ attire portray nine delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, who engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which culminate with Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech.  This reenactment also officially kicks off the Summer Reenactment Series – every Sunday through Labor Day there is a free public reenactment.  Spread the word!  1:00 PM Ticket holders are seated.  1:15 PM Doors open to the Public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins.  1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity). Due to increasing volume of interest, they now allow reservations for a $5 per person (plus service fee) cost.  We still hold up to 100 walk-up seats for those who want to queue at the front doors and come to the show for free on a first-come first-served basis.

Garden Art.  2pm-3m.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy through Plein air watercolor painting. They provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Monday, June 18th

Summer Service Days at CMoR -Presented by Walmart.  Every Monday ALL CMoR Locations will offer FREE ADMISSION for military, first responders, veterans, law enforcement, and their immediate families.  This event is in partnership with Walmart and available Memorial Day – Labor Day.  Valid at all CMoR locations. Must show badge or ID at check-in. Does not apply for group visits or field trips.  One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Garden Art.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy through Plein air watercolor painting. They provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Jewelry-Making for Teens.  2pm.  Glen Allen Branch Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Learn the basics of jewelry making in this 2-hour workshop presented by an instructor from the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen. Create original pieces of jewelry using glass beads, specialty tools, and creative techniques to reflect your own personal style and flair. Check out some craft books to take home for the start of summer! Space is limited; registration required.  Free.

Henrico Concert Band Patriotic Concert.  7:30pm-9pm.  Henrico Theatre.  Join the Henrico Concert Band once again as they come together to celebrate all that is great about America!  Free, but call for reservations.

Tuesday, June 19th

Family Walk and Talk.  10am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Robins Visitor Center.  Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Free or $1 Summer Movies.   10am.  Regal Cinemas or Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Click here for details and show titles this week!

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

Jurassic World Film Screening.  1:30pm.  Glen Allen Branch Library.  Watch Jurassic World with us! Before going to see the sequel in theaters on June 22, come see the first movie in this exciting action and adventure series. Check out some books about paleontology after the movie! Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Allen Branch Library. (2015, PG-13, 124 min.)  Free.

School of Rock Film Screening.  1:30pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  Watch School of Rock, and get some early information on the upcoming Summer Reading Club theme–“”Libraries Rock””! Browse our books on music after the movie, and get inspired to start your own band! Snacks will be provided.School of Rock (2003, 1 h 48 min, PG-13): After DeTheyy Finn is kicked out of his rock and roll band, he becomes a substitute teacher at a strict private elementary school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.  Free.

Video Game Tournament.  2pm.  Sandston Branch Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  This goes out to all the gamers in the world! Come test your gaming skills against other teens on the Wii U at the Sandston Library.  Free.

Google CS First : Music.  2:30pm.  North Park Branch Library.  For Grades 4-8th. Using the computer and coding, learn to play musical notes, create a music video and build an interactive musical display.  All experience levels are welcome. Registration is required for each session.  Free.

Teen Art Studio.  2:30pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  Drop by Teen Art Studio for some fun, hands-on creativity! They’ll discuss different styles of art and do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All artistic skill levels are welcome! No registration required.  Free.

Roller Coasters.  3pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Elementary Kids (Grade K-5).  Come learn about physics and gravity as They make roller coasters out of everyday supplies!  Free.

Foster Parent Information Session.  6:30pm-7:30pm.  Baptist General Association of Virginia, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.  Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need?  Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child?  Have you considered becoming a foster parent?  Become a foster parent with HopeTree Family Services.  Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Wednesday, June 20th

Free or $1 Summer Movies.   10am.  Regal Cinemas or Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Click here for details and show titles this week!

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Storytime.  11am.  bbgb, 3003 West Cary Street.  Bring the kids for storytime every Wednesday.  Free.

Spiderman: Homecoming Film Screening.  1:30pm.  Tuckahoe Area Library.  Watch Spiderman: Homecoming with us! A young Peter Parker/Spider Man (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero. All attendees will be entered into a gift card drawing. Wear something superhero related for an extra entry. Be sure to check out some of your favorite comic books too! Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Area Library. (2017, PG-13, 133 min.)  Free.

Family Movie.  2pm.  North Park Branch Library.   Suggested for ages 6 and up, watch Despicable Me as a supervillain schemes to steal the moon, but his evil plans are interrupted by three orphans who see him as a father figure. (2010, PG, 119 min.)  Free.

Elementary Explorers.  3:30pm.  Tuckahoe Area Library.  For grades 3-5. Explore science topics through fun, hands-on activities, challenges and demonstrations.  Free.

Minecraft Club.  6pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Tweens (Grade 4-6).  Play Minecraft!  You can join in with other kids on the dedicated server in the same Minecraft world.  Creative or survival?  You decide!  Online registration is required.  Event is best suited for ages 8-12. Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft. Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Anime Club.  7pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Do you love anime? Want to learn more about it? Watch and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting, they’ll screen a different anime and enjoy everything from classic titles to new favorites.  Free.

Chesterfield County Public Library will host award-winning author Brad Meltzer.  7-8:30pm.  Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Rd, Chester, 23831.  The bestselling thriller and mystery writer will discuss his series of children’s books about heroes. Meltzer launched the hero series in 2014. The books include stories about astronaut Neil Armstrong, Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks and scientist Albert Einstein. Meltzer will talk about the books and how everyone can achieve success.  Copies of Meltzer’s books will be available for sale. A book signing will take place after the program.  Members of the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library will get priority seating at the event and will be invited to a pre-event reception and book signing. Registration is required.  For more information or to register, call 804-751-CCPL or visit library.chesterfield.gov.

Thursday, June 21st

Kids Club.  10am.  Regency Square Mall.  Juggle, Giggle and Wiggle.  Free.

Improv! 4:15pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Tweens (Grade 4-6).  Practicing theatrical improvisation exercises your imaginative, communicative and collaborative abilities. Join us to learn the basics of improv skills and have a blast! Free.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Thursdays in June.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).  Regular Garden admission.

Summer Concert Series.  6pm-8pm.  1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, May 24 – September 20th.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Stroll, shop and dine while enjoying all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians.

Paws to R.E.A.D. 6:30pm.  Varina Area Library.  Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Time slots will be assigned when you arrive. Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fireworks tonight!  Fee.

Friday, June 22nd

Storytime in the Garden.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Silver Dog Bowl Giveaway.  Fee.

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike.  7:30pm – 9:30pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games and a hike of the grounds for National Get Outdoors Month! Owls, skunks and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under. Register online by June 21. Fee.

Saturday, June 23rd

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    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.  Suggested donation.

Family Classics At The Byrd – The Iron Giant. 10am.  Byrd Theatre, Carytown.  Bob Gulledge At The Mighty Wurlitzer And Classic  Warner Brothers Cartoons before the movie.  Tickets are $4 per person.

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Super Smash Bros Tournament.  1pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  Calling all Super Smash Brothers fans! Come play in the first ever Super Smash Brothers tournament at Twin Hickory! There will be 15 slots available, so registration is required. Gaming system and controllers will be supplied. Free.

Minecraft for Tweens.  3pm.  Varina Area Library.  Play Minecraft! You can join in with other kids on the dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival? You decide! Online registration is required. Event is best suited for ages 8-12. Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft. Free.

Family Movie: Wonder.  3pm.  Sandston Branch Library.  Watch ‘Wonder’ on our big screen, and enjoy some treats! (2017, PG, 1 hr. 53min.).  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  5:05pm.  The Diamond.  Double header tonight and fireworks!  Fee.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

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

Sunday, June 24th

Give Me Liberty or Death Reenactment.  1pm.  Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Professional actors in 1770s’ attire portray nine delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, who engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which culminate with Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech.  This reenactment also officially kicks off the Summer Reenactment Series – every Sunday through Labor Day there is a free public reenactment.  Spread the word!  1:00 PM Ticket holders are seated.  1:15 PM Doors open to the Public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins.  1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity). Due to increasing volume of interest, they now allow reservations for a $5 per person (plus service fee) cost.  We still hold up to 100 walk-up seats for those who want to queue at the front doors and come to the show for free on a first-come first-served basis.

Flying Squirrels Game.  1:05pm.  The Diamond.  Dino Day Featuring Dinosaur Train.  Fee.

Garden Art.  2pm-3m.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy through Plein air watercolor painting. They provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Monday, June 25th

Summer Service Days at CMoR -Presented by Walmart.  Every Monday ALL CMoR Locations will offer FREE ADMISSION for military, first responders, veterans, law enforcement, and their immediate families.  This event is in partnership with Walmart and available Memorial Day – Labor Day.  Valid at all CMoR locations. Must show badge or ID at check-in. Does not apply for group visits or field trips.  One adult (18+) for every five children is required.

Garden Art.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy through Plein air watercolor painting. They provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp.  1pm.  Tuckahoe Area Library.  Virginia Credit Union presents this free workshop to teach middle and high school students how to manage money. There will be hands-on learning activities, computer research time, and group interaction. Participants must commit to attend all five days, June 25-29.  Free.

Teen Space Camp.  2:30pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Explore different scientific concepts through a variety of space-related challenges and crafts. Projects will be announced in June. No registration is required, but the program is limited to 20 teens. This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. Free.

Tuesday, June 26th

Free or $1 Summer Movies.   10am.  Regal Cinemas or Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Click here for details and show titles this week!

Family Walk and Talk.  10am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Robins Visitor Center.  Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

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

Google CS First : Music.  2:30pm.  North Park Branch Library.  For Grades 4-8th. Using the computer and coding, learn to play musical notes, create a music video and build an interactive musical display.  All experience levels are welcome. Registration is required for each session.  Free.

Video Game Tournament.  6pm.  Varina Area Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  This goes out to all the gamers in the world! We will set up a different gaming system, PS4, Xbox or Wii U, for tournament play in the teen department. Snacks and controllers will be provided!  Free.

Teen Writers Guild.  6pm.  Libbie Mill Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Middle School Writers (grades 6-8) meet  6-7pm.  High School Writers (grades 9-12) meet 7:15-8:15pm.  Play with your words! Do writing challenges, talk about writing techniques and problems, do some more writing and then share what you’ve done (if you want to). There will be snacks? Writing is hard work and requires snacks! Don’t forget to bring a pen or pencil!  Free.

Wednesday, June 27th

Free or $1 Summer Movies.   10am.  Regal Cinemas or Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Click here for details and show titles this week!

Summer Nature Series – Mega-monsters: Dinosaurs.  10am-11am.   Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Drive.  Join nature center staff as we open up our classroom doors to visitors with a variety of items from our nature collections. Staff will be on hand to present information and answer questions. All ages welcome. Free!

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Storytime.  11am.  bbgb, 3003 West Cary Street.  Bring the kids for storytime every Wednesday.  Free.

Family Dance Party.  2pm.  Glen Allen Branch Library.  For Preschoolers (3-5 years).  Young children learn a great deal through movement and music. Get your child moving and shaking! Free.

Space Lab: Moon. 3:30pm.  Gayton Branch Library.  For ages 5+. Learn more about the moon. Explore the surface of the moon through fun, hands-on activities and take photos “”on the moon”” with the use of a special green screen. This program is offered as part of the NASA@ My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.  Free.

Thursday, June 28th

Play Smart with Toddlers. 10:30-11:30am. Clover Hill Library.  Learn how play is important in your toddler’s healthy development. For ages 0-3. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  Fourth Thursdays.  Free.

Busy Hands.  11:15am.  Tuckahoe Area Library.  Creative learning and fun as kids create guitars. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.  Free.

African Safari.  3-4 pm. Clover Hill Library.  Learn about the different climates of Africa and the adaptations of animals that live there. Registration open.  Free.

Hairspray.  Jun 28 – Jun 30 (5 Performances).  The Steward School, Lora M. Robins Theatre, 11600 Gayton Road, VA 23238.  Performed by CharacterWorks.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Flowers After 5.  5pm-9pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Thursdays in June.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).  Regular Garden admission.

Makey Makey Music.  6:30pm.  Varina Area Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Learn a little coding, compose a little music and have some fun. Kids will be using Scratch to code a song on the computer, then will use various materials to make an instrument used with the makey makey kits. Put those together and you’ll be able to play a song!  Free.

Coding Club.  6:30pm.  Tuckahoe Area Library.  For Grades 3-6.  Learn coding using computers and programming games. No experience is required and all levels of learning are welcome!  Free.

Twilight Tales.  6:30pm.  Glen Allen Branch Library.  Sing-a-long storytime! Picture books based on well loved songs, and enjoy some dancing and fun activities, too! Make a musical instrument to take home. Designed for children of any age with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits at storytimes.  Free.

Fruit Jam.  6:30pm.  Varina Area Library.  For Elementary Kids (Grade K-5).  Learn about circuits and experiment with music with our makey makeys! Banana pianos, grapefruit drums and more fruity music mashups. Free.

Henrico Community Band Concerts Under the Stars.  7pm-9pm.  Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Road, Glen Allen.  Join the band for two outdoor concerts. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening on the lawn at Walkerton Tavern listening to your favorite band music!

Friday, June 29th

Storytime in the Garden.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden.  Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Mickey’s Magic Show.  10:30-11:30am. Bon Air Library.  Professional magician Mickey Moore performs in a live show featuring trained animals, disappearing acts and more!  Registration required.  Free.

Krafty Kids.  11am.  Fairfield Area Library. Creative learning and fun as kids celebrate summer break! Books related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for kids in grades K-5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.  Free.

Mickey’s Magic Show.  1:30-2:15 pm. Clover Hill Library.  Professional magician Mickey Moore performs in a live show featuring trained animals, disappearing acts and more!  Registration required.  Free.

Hairspray.  Jun 28 – Jun 30 (5 Performances).  The Steward School, Lora M. Robins Theatre, 11600 Gayton Road, VA 23238.  Performed by CharacterWorks.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Saturday, June 30th

Drop In and Dig.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  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.   Drop in program, no registration needed.  Free with garden admission.

Family Classics At The Byrd – Explorers (1985). 10am.  Byrd Theatre, Carytown.  Bob Gulledge At The Mighty Wurlitzer And Classic  Warner Brothers Cartoons before the movie.  Tickets are $4 per person.

Mickey’s Magic Show.  10:30-11:15am. Chester Library.  Professional magician Mickey Moore performs in a live show featuring trained animals, disappearing acts and more!  Registration required.  Free.

Mickey’s Magic Show.  1:30-2:30pm. North Courthouse Road Library.  Professional magician Mickey Moore performs in a live show featuring trained animals, disappearing acts and more!  Registration required.  Free.

Family Movie Series: The Nut Job 2.  Gates and kid’s entertainment area opens at 6 p.m., movie starts at dusk.  Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield.  Bring chairs, food and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Food vendors will be on-site. No pets or alcohol are allowed. Title sponsors for this event include: Chesterfield Credit Union, Friends of Pocahontas State Park and The Village News.  No charge for parking after 6 p.m.  Rain-date: Friday, July 6.  Free.

Hairspray.  Jun 28 – Jun 30 (5 Performances).  The Steward School, Lora M. Robins Theatre, 11600 Gayton Road, VA 23238.  Performed by CharacterWorks.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

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