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WaterPlay.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  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. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  Free with garden admission.

Butterflies LIVE!  9am-5pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and 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. Runs April 14 – October 15, 2017.  Free with regular garden admission.

Sandy River Outdoor Adventure is offering a special Father’s Day promotion for families in the Richmond area. Dads get a free ticket to the Adventure Park with the purchase of a youth or adult ticket! Sandy River Outdoor Adventure is home to Central Virginia’s largest adventure park with over 60 obstacles and 20 ziplines. Ages 7 & up are eligible to climb.  The Adventure Park offers a great way for parents and children to bond in the great outdoors.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival.  Agecroft Hall.  June 8th through 25th.  Thursdays through Sundays enjoy exciting performances under the stars in a unique courtyard setting.  ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ begins at 7:30pm.  Fee.

Thursday, June 1st

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

Intro to Improv. 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Practicing theatrical improvisation exercises your imaginative, communicative and collaborative abilities.  Join us for the After School Improv Club to improve these skills and have a blast!  Register here for all four sessions. If you would like to sign up for individual sessions, please contact Barbara Jones at (804) 501-1940 x2483.

Flowers After 5.  5pm – 9 pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  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 on June 8th and 22nd).   Flowers After 5 continues through Sept. 14th.  Regular Garden admission.

RCI’s Chess Workshop.  Weekly Itinerary: 6pm– 6:30pm meet and greet, 6:30pm – 7pm weekly lesson 1, 7pm – 8:30pm free play, 8:30pm – 9pm weekly lesson 2, 9pm – 10pm free play.   Create Space, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond, VA, 232222, Contact Mike Callaham for Details at 804-426-6058.  Lessons of course are optional. Sets provided, bring clocks. Ages 4 and up! Open and free to the public! Donations accepted.

Concert Featuring the Short Pump Symphonette.   7:00 PM-7:45 PM. Glen Allen Branch Library. Enjoy a musical evening with The Short Pump Symphonette, a group of string players ranging from elementary school to high school students and adults directed by William Raposo and Chris Novelli. The program will include light & classical music from works by baroque, classical and romantic composers as well as popular themes from films & shows.

Friday, June 2nd

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

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

Kid’s Fun Night.  6pm-8pm.  All Fired Up.  On the first Friday of each month, drop the kids (ages 5 to 12) off for a fun-night of pottery painting.  Students will create a ceramic piece from wet clay, glaze a piece from our collection of bisque, enjoy games and eat a pizza dinner—all for less than the price of a babysitter! Pre-registration required by noon on Friday. $25 per child (plus tax).

Saturday, June 3rd

Tic Tac Toe Game.  9am-Noon.  Local Home Depot Stores.  A hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a wooden tic-tac-toe game to play with family or friends almost anywhere. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their game board and pieces with paint and stickers. o 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. Select and register at your local store.  Free.

Maker Expo 2017.  10am-3pm.  Career and Technical Center- Courthouse Campus, located at 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832 (between O. B. Gates Elementary School and Bird High School).  Meet all kinds of “makers” – artists, engineers, woodworkers, librarians and more – and find out what they do. See demonstrations and try things out yourself with hands-on activities and projects to take home. This family-friendly festival will feature:  Legos, 3D Printing, Robotics and saltwater etching, Handmade pottery, Card making and paper crafting, Jewelry design using binary code, Wood carving, Lathe pen making, Quilt making, and more!  Free.

Picnic at the Parks.  11am-1pm.  Deep Run Park, Meadow Farm Museum, and Three Lakes Park.  Maximize your summer with a picnic at the park! Select your food choices in advance and Henrico County will do the rest. When you arrive just walk in, pick up your picnic, and enjoy your day at the park. Each picnic comes with a take-home surprise. As an added bonus, this is a state-wide, free fishing weekend so bring your fishing equipment and cast a line out!  Fee.

Saturday Live at Meadow Farm Museum.  Noon-3:30pm.  An afternoon of interactive, living history demonstrations as you explore this mid-19th century farm. Program meets on the first Saturday of the month.  Free.

Teen Volunteer Fair.   1:00 PM-2:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Do you need volunteer hours for school? Want to find ways to give back to your community? Meet representatives from local organizations and sign up for volunteer opportunities on the spot. Learn about volunteer opportunities and fun programs for teens just like you!

Family Fun with the Central Virginia Botanical Artists.   1:00 PM-4:00 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Ages 6+. Central Virginia Botanical Artists (CVABA) is delighted to be providing a Family Fun Day in conjunction with our exhibit “”Groundwork: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, Roots, and Rhizomes.””  Come see how the artists of CVABA develop their beautiful botanical artwork.  Activities will be available for all members of the family, from school-age children through adults. Learn to draw a flower in perspective, see a demonstration about fiber arts and participate in other hands-on activities.

Nature Study: Plants and Pollinators. 2:00 PM-3:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Join us on a nature adventure to learn about local plants and important pollinators.  The program will begin in the Storytime Room then we’ll take a short walk to Jordan’s Branch Creek to explore and learn about plants and insects in their natural environment. Registration is required.

Learn to Code for Grades 5-12. 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Learn to code! Learn how to make a computer do what you want! We will teach some basic programming concepts and play with coding. This workshop is for grades 5-12. Registration is required.

Sunday, June 4th

Liberty Or Death, Public Reenactment.  Historic St John’s Church.  The event is free and open to the public, but you may reserve a seat guarantee your spot at the forefront of history!  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).  The event is free and open to the public.

Paint & Juice presents “Emoji Paint Party”.  3pm-4:30pm.  7494 Lee-Davis Rd, Suite 16A, Mechanicsville,Va 23111.  Tickets:$12.50 and are available on eventbrite.com.

Open Studio Sunday.  1pm – 4pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  Make Open Studio Sunday part of your family’s monthly routine! Visit the Art Education Center anytime between 1 and 4 pm to participate in art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project is offered every month, led by VMFA Youth Studio staff and volunteers.  (For groups of eight or more children, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.)  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Free, no registration required.

Monday, June 5th

PokéMondays at the Garden.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  So many people are having fun playing Pokemon Go at the Garden that they decided to celebrate with PokéMondays — every Monday, February 20 – October 30. When you visit on Mondays during this time, they will have lures to attract even more Pokémon for  guests! Free with garden admission.

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

Robotics Demo by DRHS Robotics Team.   7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Touch, see & ask! All ages visit our meeting room to see a sensational demo by the 2016 World Champion Deep Run High School Robotics Team (FRC 1086 Blue Cheese) Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent.

Tuesday, June 6th

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

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

Krafty Kids.   3:30 PM-4:00 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Join us for some creative learning and fun as we learn to create necktie 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 3-9 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Wednesday, June 7th

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

Introduction to Zentangle: Watercolor Bookmarks.   6:00 PM-8:30 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. As a meditational art form, it creates a “”relaxed focus”” as we make original, unique, and beautiful images. This fun introductory class will cover some of the methods of creating areas to pattern, easy-to-work patterns, and how to add shading effects. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 8th

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

Play, Learn, And Grow. 10:30 AM-11:30 AM. Libbie Mill Library. Playing with infants and toddlers leads to early learning and prepares children for kindergarten.  Make new friends and enjoy the fun! Suggested for infants and toddlers through 36 months.

Busy Hands.   11:15 AM-11:45 AM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Join us for some creative learning and fun as we make paper bag hats. 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. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Intro to Improv. 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Practicing theatrical improvisation exercises your imaginative, communicative and collaborative abilities.  Join us for the After School Improv Club to improve these skills and have a blast!  Register here for all four sessions. If you would like to sign up for individual sessions, please contact Barbara Jones at (804) 501-1940 x2483.

Flowers After 5.  5pm – 9 pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  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 on June 8th and 22nd).   Flowers After 5 continues through Sept. 14th.  Regular Garden admission.

RCI’s Chess Workshop.  Weekly Itinerary: 6pm– 6:30pm meet and greet, 6:30pm – 7pm weekly lesson 1, 7pm – 8:30pm free play, 8:30pm – 9pm weekly lesson 2, 9pm – 10pm free play.   Create Space, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond, VA, 232222, Contact Mike Callaham for Details at 804-426-6058.  Lessons of course are optional. Sets provided, bring clocks. Ages 4 and up! Open and free to the public! Donations accepted.

Krafty Kids.   7:00 PM-7:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Join us for some creative learning and fun as we make a craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children of all ages, with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Friday, June 9th

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

Family Camp-Out: A Night Under the Stars.   June 2nd @ 6:00 pm – June 3rd @ 9:00 am.  Maymont Grounds.  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 June 8th. Participants will receive more information prior to the program.  Fee.

Saturday, June 10th

KidsFest.  King’s Dominion.  Family fun is the focus at Kings Dominion’s third annual KidsFest, featuring activities for the little ones. KidsFest is held in the world’s largest PEANUTS™-themed children’s area, Planet Snoopy, and includes activities, crafts, interactive shows, and more. KidsFest is included with park admission.  This event occurs on June 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.  Fee.

Hook (PG) – Family Classics at The Byrd. 10am.  Every Saturday Morning through June 24th. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer AND Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons. Box Office Opens at 9:30am each show day.  Fee.

Celebrate African & African American Art: Adornment.  11am-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Come to VMFA for this year’s Family Day celebration of African and African American arts and culture. Explore the theme of “adornment” through artwork in VMFA’s collection and enjoy artist demonstrations, performances by the Elegba Folklore Society, and music with DJ Mikemetic. Participate in art activities, including Zulu-inspired jewelry making, and so much more!  Free.

Family Games. 2:00 PM-3:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of strategic, brain building fun.  There will be board games and other activities for all ages.

Arena Pro Football.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Indoor football returns to RVA as the Richmond Roughriders of Arena Pro Football take the field in 2017 at Richmond Coliseum!   Fee.

Sunday, June 11th

KidsFest.  King’s Dominion.  Family fun is the focus at Kings Dominion’s third annual KidsFest, featuring activities for the little ones. KidsFest is held in the world’s largest PEANUTS™-themed children’s area, Planet Snoopy, and includes activities, crafts, interactive shows, and more. KidsFest is included with park admission.  This event occurs on June 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.  Fee.

Liberty Or Death, Public Reenactment.  Historic St John’s Church.  The event is free and open to the public, but you may reserve a seat guarantee your spot at the forefront of history!  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).  The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, June 12th

Preschool Paint & Play Days.  The Center for Creative Arts.  For ages 3-6.  June 12-16.  Join us for fun mornings full of drawing, painting, stories, and games inspired by classic children’s stories and poetry. Children will paint a hot air balloon, lions, life under the sea, their favorite stuffed animal, and more!  $30/day or $25/day for three or more days. Snack and outdoor playtime included.  Email center4creativearts@comcast. net to register.

PokéMondays at the Garden.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  So many people are having fun playing Pokemon Go at the Garden that they decided to celebrate with PokéMondays — every Monday, February 20 – October 30. When you visit on Mondays during this time, they will have lures to attract even more Pokémon for  guests! Free with garden admission.

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

Tuesday, June 13th

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

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

Wednesday, June 14th

Mommy and Me and Daddy, too. 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 – Mil’s Trills.

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

Gardening Basics.   3:30 PM-4:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Interested in growing your own food or flowers? Come play in the dirt with us! We will do experiments, read books, and start our own seedlings.

Inventing + Prototyping with LittleBits!   6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Use our 160-piece LittleBits Workshop Set to create prototypes of your own inventions or follow guided challenges to get inspired! LittleBits are modular electronic sets that make inventing accessible, easy, and fun. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 15th

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

Kids Club.  10am-11:30am.  Regency Square Mall, near the food court.  A fun event for kids 8 and under.  Every third Thursday of the month.   Free.

Investigating Disaster.   3:30 PM-4:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. If you enjoy the “”I Survived”” series, join us to learn more about the Hindenburg incident through video and an experiment.

Intro to Improv. 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Practicing theatrical improvisation exercises your imaginative, communicative and collaborative abilities.  Join us for the After School Improv Club to improve these skills and have a blast!  Register here for all four sessions. If you would like to sign up for individual sessions, please contact Barbara Jones at (804) 501-1940 x2483.

Flowers After 5.  5pm – 9 pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  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 on June 8th and 22nd).   Flowers After 5 continues through Sept. 14th.  Regular Garden admission.

RCI’s Chess Workshop.  Weekly Itinerary: 6pm– 6:30pm meet and greet, 6:30pm – 7pm weekly lesson 1, 7pm – 8:30pm free play, 8:30pm – 9pm weekly lesson 2, 9pm – 10pm free play.   Create Space, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond, VA, 232222, Contact Mike Callaham for Details at 804-426-6058.  Lessons of course are optional. Sets provided, bring clocks. Ages 4 and up! Open and free to the public! Donations accepted.

Paws to R.E.A.D.   6:30 PM-8:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Registration is required.

Friday, June 16th

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

Free Movie in the Park – The Secret Life of Pets (PG).  Activities begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark).  Byrd Park.  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Saturday, June 17th

Father’s Day Weekend.  Saturday and Sunday.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. 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 from the Jangling Reinharts and a boat display (included in Garden admission). Food available for purchase.  Regular Garden admission.

KidsFest.  King’s Dominion.  Family fun is the focus at Kings Dominion’s third annual KidsFest, featuring activities for the little ones. KidsFest is held in the world’s largest PEANUTS™-themed children’s area, Planet Snoopy, and includes activities, crafts, interactive shows, and more. KidsFest is included with park admission.  This event occurs on June 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.  Fee.

Down on the Farm Day.  10am-4pm.  CMoR Central, 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220.  Visit with a dairy farmer and one of his real cows and baby calves before the cow milking contest begins in the Lobby! The Broken Road Farm will bring their petting zoo from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Keep the fun going with interactive Education Stations, the chance to meet a Dairy Princess, and free milk and ice cream (while supplies last)!  FREE with museum admission.

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Family Classics at The Byrd. 10am.  Every Saturday Morning through June 24th. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer AND Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons. Box Office Opens at 9:30am each show day.  Fee.

Penguins of Madagascar (PG).  10am & 2pm.  Henrico Theater, Highland Springs.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

CommuniKids Storytime.  10am-11am.  CommuniKids, 3111 Lauderdale Dr. Henrico Va 23233.  Bring your kids and join CommuniKids preschool for a fun morning including a storytime, crafts and play! This event is open to families as well as friends to visit the preschool. There will be refreshments and the preschool will be open for tours. For ages 12 months to 6 years old

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

Fairy Chase.  10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Maymont Carriage House.  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.  Ages 4-8. Parents are welcome to observe the program. Register online by June 16.  Fee.

Block Party.   2:00 PM-4:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Come build with us! Build and explore with legos and other blocks.

Show and Tell in the DML. 2:30 PM-4:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Drop by the Digital Media Lab with your whole family! Stop by any time during the program to explore a fun activity and learn about some cool technology. Whether you spend five minutes or an hour working together, everyone will have a good time.

Father’s Day Celebration.   3:00 PM-4:00 PM. Fairfield Area Library. Come celebrate DAD at our Father’s Day Celebration! Enjoy a Father’s Day book reading, crafts, and activities. Refreshments will be served.

Anime Club.   3:00 PM-5:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Do you love Anime? Haven’t seen any but have been curious? Come enjoy popular Japanese animation with us. We will watch and discuss different Anime each time we meet. Join us in the Teen Department!

Sunday, June 18th

Father’s Day Weekend.  Saturday and Sunday.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  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 from the Jangling Reinharts and a boat display (included in Garden admission). Food available for purchase.  Regular Garden admission.

KidsFest.  King’s Dominion.  Family fun is the focus at Kings Dominion’s third annual KidsFest, featuring activities for the little ones. KidsFest is held in the world’s largest PEANUTS™-themed children’s area, Planet Snoopy, and includes activities, crafts, interactive shows, and more. KidsFest is included with park admission.  This event occurs on June 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.  Fee.

Liberty Or Death, Public Reenactment.  Historic St John’s Church.  The event is free and open to the public, but you may reserve a seat guarantee your spot at the forefront of history!  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).  The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, June 19th

PokéMondays at the Garden.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  So many people are having fun playing Pokemon Go at the Garden that they decided to celebrate with PokéMondays — every Monday, February 20 – October 30. When you visit on Mondays during this time, they will have lures to attract even more Pokémon for  guests! Free with garden admission.

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

Jewelry-Making for Teens.   2:00 PM-4:00 PM. Glen Allen Branch Library. 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! Registration is required.

Tie Dye Fun.   2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. For rising K through 5th graders. Tie dye fun is back! Bring a 100% cotton T-shirt and we will create cool and colorful wearable art.  Three sessions: 2:00, 2:30, 3:00.  , but pick up a ticket at the Children’s Desk that day.

Tuesday, June 20th

Free Summer Movie – Hotel Transylvania.  10am.  Bow Tie Cinemas at Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.

$1 Movie – Kung Fu Panda 3 & Ice Age: Collision Course.  10am.  Regal Short Pump Stadium 14 & IMAX  – 11650 West Broad Street Richmond, VA; Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16 – 361 Perimeter Drive Midlothian, VA; Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & IMAX – 5001 Commonwealth Center Parkway Midlothian, VA.  The Regal Summer Movie Express is making it possible for kids and adults to enjoy great $1 movies for 9 weeks this summer!  Each participating location is offering the Summer Movie Express on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***.

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

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

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   10:30 AM-11:30 AM. Glen Allen Branch Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   2:30 PM-3:30 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Builders & Makers Club.   6:00 PM-8:00 PM. North Park Branch Library. Join us all summer long to build and make. You bring the ingenuity and creativity, we will supply different materials and projects at each session. Craft books and library materials will be available for checkout to help you keep the creative energy flowing at home. All ages, groups and families are welcome!

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Gayton Branch Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Teen Writers Guild. 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Play with your words! We will have writing challenges, talk about the craft of writing, do some more writing and share your work at the end of the night (if you want to). Did I mention that there will be snacks too? Writing is hard work and needs snacks! Come hang out, meet other writers in our area. Don’t forget to bring a pen or pencil!

Wednesday, June 21st

Free Summer Movie – Hotel Transylvania.  10am.  Bow Tie Cinemas at Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.

$1 Movie – Kung Fu Panda 3 & Ice Age: Collision Course.  10am.  Regal Short Pump Stadium 14 & IMAX  – 11650 West Broad Street Richmond, VA; Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16 – 361 Perimeter Drive Midlothian, VA; Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & IMAX – 5001 Commonwealth Center Parkway Midlothian, VA.  The Regal Summer Movie Express is making it possible for kids and adults to enjoy great $1 movies for 9 weeks this summer!  Each participating location is offering the Summer Movie Express on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***.

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

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   10:30 AM-11:30 AM. North Park Branch Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   2:30 PM-3:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Elementary Explorers.   3:30 PM-4:30 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. For grades 3-5. Join us as we explore science topics through fun, hands-on activities, challenges and demonstrations.

Gardening Basics.   3:30 PM-4:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Interested in growing your own food or flowers? Come play in the dirt with us! We will do experiments, read books, and start our own seedlings.

3D Printing Workshop for Teens.   6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Learn how to design objects and print in 3D with the library’s Ultimaker 3D Printers!  We’ll discuss the real-world applications of 3D printing technology, get familiar with the machines, and practice designing in 3D so you can submit a 3D design to be printed at the library. Registration is required.

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Video Shooting Basics for Grades 9-12 . 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Do you enjoy making fun videos with your friends? Want to learn how to make them even better? If yes, then this is the class for you! In this workshop we’ll discuss shooting tips and tricks to get you started as well as different camera shots and how to use them. You’ll get a chance to put your new skills to the test while creating your own video in class!   Registration is required. Students are encouraged to bring their own recording devices if possible (digital camera, camera phone, tablet, etc. – anything that can record video will work!)

Thursday, June 22nd

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

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   10:30 AM-11:30 AM. Fairfield Area Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   2:30 PM-3:30 PM. Sandston Branch Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Krafty Kids.   4:00 PM-4:30 PM. North Park Branch Library. Join us for some creative learning and fun as we learn to make a summer craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children age 3 through grade 5 with an adult.  Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Intro to Improv. 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Practicing theatrical improvisation exercises your imaginative, communicative and collaborative abilities.  Join us for the After School Improv Club to improve these skills and have a blast!  Register here for all four sessions. If you would like to sign up for individual sessions, please contact Barbara Jones at (804) 501-1940 x2483.

Flowers After 5.  5pm – 9 pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  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 on June 8th and 22nd).   Flowers After 5 continues through Sept. 14th.  Regular Garden admission.

RCI’s Chess Workshop.  Weekly Itinerary: 6pm– 6:30pm meet and greet, 6:30pm – 7pm weekly lesson 1, 7pm – 8:30pm free play, 8:30pm – 9pm weekly lesson 2, 9pm – 10pm free play.   Create Space, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond, VA, 232222, Contact Mike Callaham for Details at 804-426-6058.  Lessons of course are optional. Sets provided, bring clocks. Ages 4 and up! Open and free to the public! Donations accepted.

Summer Reading Kickoff with the Amazing Mr. B.   6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Join us for an astounding kickoff to Build a Better World, the 2017 Henrico County Public Library Summer Reading Club. Prepare for a magical summer of reading with our good friend The Amazing Mr. B, who will dazzle and delight with his feats of illusion and mystification!

Game Night. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Stop by and play a board game! Games and snacks provided; you bring the devious strategy.

Friday, June 23rd

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

Mozart Mini: Summer Piano Class.  3:30-4:10pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  Got a budding pianist on your hands? Not sure about committing to lessons? Then Mozart Minis are for you! These summer “a la carte” piano classes are the perfect fun-filled intro for young beginners ages 4-7 years. And with fun themes like The Jungle and The Ocean, you can fill the whole summer with musical fun — at just $20/class! Space is limited, so grab your spot now online: http://www.melodymagicmusic.com/mozart-minis.

Kids Club Movie Night – Moana.   The movie will start at 6:30 p.m.  Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond.    A FREE movie night for Kids Club Members presented by Virginia Family Dentistry! Bring a blanket to watch a movie on the field and enjoy Moana! Doors open at 5 p.m. with activities including balloon art, face painting and inflatables before the movie begins. No outside food or drink is permitted but cash only movie concessions will be available such as popcorn, candy and soda.

Free Movie in the Park – Ghostbusters (PG-13).  Activities begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark).  Summer Hill Park.  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Saturday, June 24th

Nature Study: Incredible Insects. 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Libbie Mill Library. Join us as we learn about insects and their amazing transformations.  We will gather in the Storytime Room to share a buggy book and will then take a short walk to Jordan’s Branch Creek to discover these tiny creatures in their habitat. For children in grades K-5 with an adult. Registration is required.

A Monster Calls – Family Classics at The Byrd. 10am.  Every Saturday Morning through June 24th. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer AND Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons. Box Office Opens at 9:30am each show day.  Fee.

Krafty Kids.   11:00 AM-11:30 AM. North Park Branch Library. Join us for some creative learning and family time as we learn to make a summer craft.  Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children in preschool to grade 5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Comic Con.   1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Varina Area Library. If you are a fan of characters, books and fun, the Varina Area Library’s Comic Con is the place to be. Fans of all ages are encouraged to attend. There will be vendors, presenters, gaming, cosplay, crafts and more throughout the library!

Sunday, June 25th

Liberty Or Death, Public Reenactment.  Historic St John’s Church.  The event is free and open to the public, but you may reserve a seat guarantee your spot at the forefront of history!  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).  The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, June 26th

PokéMondays at the Garden.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  So many people are having fun playing Pokemon Go at the Garden that they decided to celebrate with PokéMondays — every Monday, February 20 – October 30. When you visit on Mondays during this time, they will have lures to attract even more Pokémon for  guests! Free with garden admission.

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

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp.   1:00 PM-2:00 PM. 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 26-30. Registration is required.

Krafty Kids.   3:30 PM-4:15 PM. Glen Allen Branch Library. Join us as we build colorful “”bendy”” sculptures from pipe cleaners, balsa wood, pasta, and assorted oddities. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children in preschool through grade 5 with an adult.  Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Builders & Makers Club.   6:00 PM-8:00 PM. North Park Branch Library. Join us all summer long to build and make. You bring the ingenuity and creativity, we will supply different materials and projects at each session. Craft books and library materials will be available for checkout to help you keep the creative energy flowing at home. All ages, groups and families are welcome!

Henrico Concert Band Patriotic Concert.  7:30-8:30pm.  Henrico Theatre.  Celebrate all that is great about America with the Henrico Concert Band! Free, call for reservations.  Information: 652-1460 or 501-5859.

Tuesday, June 27th

Free Summer Movie – The Angry Birds Movie.  10am.  Bow Tie Cinemas at Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.

$1 Movie – Trolls & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.  10am.  Regal Short Pump Stadium 14 & IMAX  – 11650 West Broad Street Richmond, VA; Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16 – 361 Perimeter Drive Midlothian, VA; Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & IMAX – 5001 Commonwealth Center Parkway Midlothian, VA.  The Regal Summer Movie Express is making it possible for kids and adults to enjoy great $1 movies for 9 weeks this summer!  Each participating location is offering the Summer Movie Express on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***.

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

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

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp.   1:00 PM-2:00 PM. 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 26-30. Registration is required.

Busy Hands.   3:30 PM-4:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Join us for a story, then we’ll make Colorful Tropical Fish. 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. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Teen Writers Guild.   6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Meet with fellow young writers in the area to discuss the craft, share work, and explore great writing.

DML Petting Zoo.   6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Tinker and explore all of our Digital Media Lab equipment and software during our Petting Zoo hours! A more in depth hands on experience into all the programs offered at the Varina Area Library.

Concert on the Lawn.   6:30 PM-8:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Join us for an outdoor concert and refreshments to celebrate Twin Hickory Library’s 10 year anniversary.  The Robert Jospe Express Quartet will perform a mix of jazz, rock, funk and Latin music with a contemporary electric sound.

Wednesday, June 28th

Free Summer Movie – The Angry Birds Movie.  10am.  Bow Tie Cinemas at Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.

$1 Movie – Trolls & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.  10am.  Regal Short Pump Stadium 14 & IMAX  – 11650 West Broad Street Richmond, VA; Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16 – 361 Perimeter Drive Midlothian, VA; Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & IMAX – 5001 Commonwealth Center Parkway Midlothian, VA.  The Regal Summer Movie Express is making it possible for kids and adults to enjoy great $1 movies for 9 weeks this summer!  Each participating location is offering the Summer Movie Express on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***.

Chris Campbell: Be a Kid.  10am-11am.  Henrico Theatre.  enjoy the children’s music of Chris Campbell as he engages the children while also getting the rest of the family’s feet tapping! Information: 652-1460.  Free.

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

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp.   1:00 PM-2:00 PM. 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 26-30. Registration is required.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Screening.   1:30 PM-4:00 PM. Glen Allen Branch Library. Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens with us! Start your summer off right by coming to see this fantastic new entry in the Star Wars movie series. We will be giving away a $10 movie gift card at the screening. Wear something Star Wars-related, and you will get an extra entry into this contest. Check out some Star Wars books to get started on your summer reading! Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Allen Branch Library. (2015, PG-13, 135 min.)

Summer Coding Club.   2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Kids in grades 4 to 6 will create new projects, tackle special challenges, and build skills like logical reasoning!  We’ll use programs like Scratch, Alice 2.4, and more as a building block for learning text-based programming languages. Registration required.

Gardening Basics.   3:30 PM-4:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Interested in growing your own food or flowers? Come play in the dirt with us! We will do experiments, read books, and start our own seedlings.

Minecraft Club. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Come play Minecraft with us!  You can join in with other kids on our 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.

Anime Club. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Do you love anime? Want to learn more about it? Join us as we gather to watch and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting, we’ll screen a different anime and enjoy everything from classic titles to new favorites.

Music and Movement.   7:00 PM-7:30 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. All ages welcome, under 5 with an adult. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a soft mat or towel and join us for gentle music, stretching and and a story.

Thursday, June 29th

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

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp.   1:00 PM-2:00 PM. 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 26-30. Registration is required.

Teen Art Guild. 2:30 PM-3:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Join Teen Art Guild for some fun, hands-on, creativity! The Teen Art Guild will do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. We’ll also discuss different styles of art and have the opportunity to share work with peers. REMINDER: You don’t have to paint like Picasso to join! Teen Art Guild is for all teens of all interests and skill levels. Come hang out, meet other teens and enjoy getting creative!   required.

Word Cloud Art.   3:00 PM-4:00 PM. Fairfield Area Library. Tweens, come learn the foundation of leadership by getting to know yourself through the creation of your own Word Cloud Art. Registration is required.

Krafty Kids.   3:30 PM-4:30 PM. Gayton Branch Library. Join us as we make boat crafts and see if they float! Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children in preschool through grade 5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Flowers After 5.  5pm – 9 pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  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 on June 8th and 22nd).   Flowers After 5 continues through Sept. 14th.  Regular Garden admission.

RCI’s Chess Workshop.  Weekly Itinerary: 6pm– 6:30pm meet and greet, 6:30pm – 7pm weekly lesson 1, 7pm – 8:30pm free play, 8:30pm – 9pm weekly lesson 2, 9pm – 10pm free play.   Create Space, 607 Wickham Street, Richmond, VA, 232222, Contact Mike Callaham for Details at 804-426-6058.  Lessons of course are optional. Sets provided, bring clocks. Ages 4 and up! Open and free to the public! Donations accepted.

Pajama Storytime.   6:30 PM-7:00 PM. Sandston Branch Library. Join us for bedtime stories, songs and fun! For all ages. Pajamas are welcome. Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits at storytimes. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Twilight Tales.   6:30 PM-7:15 PM. Glen Allen Branch Library. Join us for a “”Three Little Pigs”” adventure, with stories, building activities, rhymes, and a cute “”blow your house down”” craft.

Family Movie.   6:30 PM-8:30 PM. North Park Branch Library. Join us for family time and watch BFG. Join Sophie and her “”big friendly giant”” as they collect dreams and warn the Queen about other dangerous giants. Based on Roald Dahl’s novel and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Friday, June 30th

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

Super-Saver Teen Money Camp.   1:00 PM-2:00 PM. 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 26-30. Registration is required.

Free Movie in the Park – Dr. Strange (PG-13).  Activities begin at 8pm. Movies begin at 8:30pm (or when it gets dark).  Hotchkiss Field.  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public. Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.