Events Calendar

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Friday, April 6 – Sunday, October 14, 2018.  M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE Opens! 9am-5pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Butterflies Live runs   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 regular Garden admission.

April 20th.  Summer Camp Jamboree at Romp n’ Roll.  4:00-5:00pm and 5:15-6:15pm.  Kids can sample camp activities and parents will learn all about camp and its amazing benefits during the summer. Meet the energetic camp instructors and get your camp questions answered.  This event is $5 and registration is required.

April 22nd.  Earth Day Celebration.  11:30 am to 5 pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.   Dig into sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint through hands-on activities, explore climate change and resiliency on the six-foot Science on a Sphere® globe and step into the Dome for a 3 pm showing of Cosmic Climate Cookbook.  Visit the website for fees.

Monday, April 16th

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times.  Mondays, 6:30pm. Meadowdale Library.  Free.

Tuesday, April 17th

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

Wednesday, April 18th

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

Minds of All Kinds.  5:30 to 8 pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  A free, sensory friendly evening at the Museum developed for guests with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Enjoy a less crowded environment and experience the power of music with a live concert by Healing Sounds. Get hands-on with activities that will pique the curiosity of the young to young at heart as you make your own fish print with Art on Wheels. Watch Flight of the Butterflies in the Dome, build a bridge in the Challenge Lab, and journey through the Boost! Exhibit Gallery at your own pace. NEW!!!! WCVE PBS will be here with JULIA, from Sesame Street, for an exclusive Meet and Greet just for our Minds of All Kinds guests. Spots are limited and registration is required.

Thursday, April 19th

Kindergarten Registration Day.  The eighth annual Regional Kindergarten Registration Campaign, coordinated by Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond.

Kids Club.  10:00am – 11:30am.  Regency Square Mall.  Regency will have an additional event during their Kids Club!  Victoria’s Kitchen – Kids Cooking Class and Human Kind – Foster Care – One dogs story of change.  Free.

Stories ‘n’ Such.  3:30pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  Make a mini-craft from an Altoids tin 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 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 an Earth/nature 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.

Meet Julia Cook, Author of “Foster Care One Dog’s Story of Change”.  4:00pm – 4:30pm.  CMoR-Chesterfield, 6629 Lake Harbour Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112.  Meet Julia Cook, author of, Foster Care One Dog’s Story of Change for a special storytime at 4:00PM at CMoR Chesterfield! Also, meet staff from the nonprofit organization, HumanKind, to learn more about foster care and how your family can get involved!  Free with museum admission.

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! Register online with your library card.  Free.

Friday, April 20th

Summer Camp Jamboree at Romp n’ Roll.  4:00-5:00pm or 5:15-6:15pm.  RNR West End location.  Little ones will stay active with a sample of camp activities and parents will learn all about camp and its amazing benefits during the summer.  Experience fun camp activities designed for movement, imaginative thinking, and group play — an obstacle course, circle time activities, tumble tunes activities, & an art project.  Meet the energetic camp instructors and get your camp questions answered.  This event is $5 and registration is required.

Saturday, April 21st

The Race to Parenthood 5K.  9am.  West Creek Business Park, Virginia Farm Bureau parking lot,  12580 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, VA 23238.  The Race to Parenthood is a featured event and fundraiser for The Road to Parenthood, a volunteer run, non-profit 501(c)(3)organization that promotes infertility awareness, education, and support for those who struggle on their path to parenthood.  The Race raises funds for The Road to Parenthood which provides financial support to couples struggling to pay for the cost of building their family. The course will be chip timed by Commonwealth Timing. This family friendly event is open to stroller and includes activities for kids after the race. Fee.

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.

Kindergarten Kickoff.  Children’s Museum of Richmond: Downtown Location.  9:300am – 1:00pm.  Is your child ready for kindergarten? Do you have questions about your child’s readiness to begin formal schooling? Join the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s education department for fun, educational activities to help prepare children for kindergarten, introduce them to a classroom routine and a chance to board a REAL school bus!  FREE museum admission from 9:30am until 1:00pm with the completion of event activities.

Earth Day.  10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Maymont Nature Center and Grounds.  Celebrate the planet we call home and show your appreciation for Earth by exploring different habitats on Maymont’s grounds. Make an Earth-friendly craft and meet an animal ambassador. Register online. Limited space for walk-ups.  Fee.

Robots & Mud Pies Preschool Open House.  10am to Noon.  2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico, VA 23294.  Robots and Mud Pies Preschool is the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) focused preschool in the Richmond area.   We offer a half day program for children ages 2 years old through 5 years old with a morning session and an afternoon session.

Krafty Kids.  11am.  North Park Branch Library.  Make an Earth/nature 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.

Paws to R.E.A.D. 11am.  Gayton Branch Library.  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.

Family Movie.  2pm.  North Park Branch Library.  Suggested for ages 7+. Watch The LEGO Batman Movie with us. A clever Bruce Wayne adopts a creative sidekick. (2017, PG, 104 min.)  Free.

The Emoji 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, April 22nd

Earth Day Celebration.  11:30 am to 5 pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.   Dig into sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint through hands-on activities, explore climate change and resiliency on the six-foot Science on a Sphere® globe and step into the Dome for a 3 pm showing of Cosmic Climate Cookbook to learn about the three basic ingredients needed for life on a planet.  VA ACS activities will be held in the Rotunda and are free to attend. Museum Earth Day activities are included in Museum admission. Additional ticket required for Dome shows.

Monday, April 23rd

Trashion Show.  6pm.  North Park Branch Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Celebrate Earth Day and upcycle old t-shirts into new fashions. Bring your own or use one of theirs.  Materials will be provided for inspiration.  Free.

The Upcycled Lab: Terrariums.  6pm.  Varina Area Library.  For Teens (Grade 6-12).  Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling recycled materials into sustainable planters for your own indoor garden! Free.

K-1 Book Club. 7pm.  Varina Area Library.  Check out this book club for beginning readers in Kindergarten and First  grade.  Free.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times.  Mondays, 6:30pm. Meadowdale Library.  Free.

Tuesday, April 24th

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.  Enjoy a story, then learn about bugs and make Drip and Drizzle Paint Bugs ala Jackson Pollock   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.

Wednesday, April 25th

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

Thursday, April 26th

Teen Art Studio: Magic Folding Fidget Cube.  6:30pm.  Varina Area Library. Learn how to fashion cubes out of paper/cardboard. Decorate your foldable art piece too!  Free.

Coding Club.  6:30pm.  Tuckahoe Area Library.  Grades 3-6. Join us as we have fun and 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.  Join us for an evening of silliness, with funny stories and songs, a goofy craft, and activities that will make you giggle. Space is limited due to room capacity. We are unable to accommodate group visits at storytimes. Free.

Tween Tech.  7pm.  Twin Hickory Area Library.  Students in Grades 4-6 will enjoy guided activities in the Digital Media Lab.  Free.

Saturday, April 28th

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.

Whistlestop Carnival.  11am-3pm. Robious Elementary School, 2801 Robious Crossing Dr, Midlothian, VA 23113.   This family-friendly event promises a day of fun. Featuring Jonathan Austin, games, bounces, cake walk, photo booth, food trucks, carnival treats, face painting, music and more! Rain or Shine.

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 Roughriders Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  American Arena League game.  Fee.

Monday, April 30th

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times.  Mondays, 6:30pm. Meadowdale Library.  Free.