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This Month…

A Million BloomsButterflies LIVE! and WaterPlay. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Free with Garden Admission.  

ADHERE – Tape Art by Nickolai Walko and Bikes: Science on Two Wheels. Science Museum of Richmond.  Fee.

Wednesday, August 26th

Wednesday Fun at the Children’s Museum.  Art Workshop Wednesdays at 2pm at Central – Wacky Wednesdays at 10:30am in Chesterfield and 1pm in Fredericksburg.  Free with museum admission.

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.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Thursday, August 27th

Thursday Fun at the Children’s Museum.  Toddler Thursdays at 10am and 12:30pm at Central – Storytime Thursdays at 11am in Chesterfield.  Free with museum admission.

Fit Tots. 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.

Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping.  Family activities in the Children’s Garden from 5pm-6pm.  The Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting). Free with Garden admission.

Friday, August 28th

Free Romp n’ Roll Open House.  5pm-8pm.  All three RVA locations -9677 W Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060, 11541 Busy Street, Midlothian VA 23236 and 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville VA 23111. Open to all families with kids under the age of 6.  No registration required

Fit Fridays at the Children’s Museum.  Various times and locations.  Free with museum admission.

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.

Parent’s Night Out.  6:30pm-10:30pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  The kids will be happy with an evening of jumping, games, dinner and a movie! 4-12 years old.  Fee.

Movies in the Park Series.  8:30pm (or when it gets dark).  Bryan Park.  This week – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  A weekly friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Saturday, August 29th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

2015 Summer “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Reenactment Series.  1:15pm – 2:30pm.  Historic St. John’s Church.  1:15 p.m. Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, 1:30 p.m. Music program, 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or when church is at capacity).  This event is FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place.  No admittance after the reenactment begins.  This reenactment is not recommended for children under the age of 6. We ask that parents escort restless little delegates outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com.  Street parking is available.

Sunday, August 30th

2015 Summer “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Reenactment Series.  1:15pm – 2:30pm.  Historic St. John’s Church.  1:15 p.m. Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, 1:30 p.m. Music program, 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or when church is at capacity).  This event is FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place.  No admittance after the reenactment begins.  This reenactment is not recommended for children under the age of 6. We ask that parents escort restless little delegates outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com.  Street parking is available.

Monday, August 31st

Monday Fun at the Children’s Museum.  Magical Mondays at 11am at Central – Megacraft Mondays at 11:30am in Chesterfield – Storytime Mondays at 11am in Fredericksburg.  Free with museum admission.

Itsy Bitsy Artists. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  More process than product, your art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Add some color to the world each Monday! FREE with admission.

Tuesday, September 1st

Kid’s Club.  9:30am-10:30am.  Chesterfield Towne Center Food Court.  Entertainment, giveaways and FUN!  Free.

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.

Toddler Music & Movement Free Preview.  11:00-11:40am.   Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A FREE preview for kids ages 2-3 to see what music classes at Melody Magic Music Studio are all about! They will sing, dance, laugh, and play… and learn along the way!  Free event, but advance registration is required at www.melodymagicmusic.com. Space is limited.

Preschool Music & Piano Free Preview.  12:30-1:15pm.   Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A FREE preview for kids ages 3-5 to see what music classes at Melody Magic Music Studio are all about! They will sing, dance, laugh, and play… and learn along the way! Preschoolers will get a sneak-peek at both our Kindermusik classes and Little Mozart Piano classes.  Free event, but advance registration is required at www.melodymagicmusic.com. Space is limited.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Foster Parent Orientation. 6pm-7pm. Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Could you help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care on Sept. 1st at 6:00 p.m.in Richmond to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.

Wednesday, September 2nd

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.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Toddlers Music & Movement Free Preview.  10am-10:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.   A FREE preview for kids ages 1-2 to see what music classes at Melody Magic Music Studio are all about! They will sing, dance, laugh, and play… and learn along the way! Free event, but advance registration is required at www.melodymagicmusic.com. Space is limited.

Babies Music & Movement Free Preview.   11:00-11:40am. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A FREE preview for ages newborn through 1 year to see what music classes at Melody Magic Music Studio are all about! They will sing, dance, laugh, and play… and learn along the way!  Free event, but advance registration is required at www.melodymagicmusic.com. Space is limited.

Preschool Music & Piano Free Preview.  4pm-4:45pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A FREE preview for kids ages 3-5 years to see what music classes at Melody Magic Music Studio are all about! They will sing, dance, laugh, and play… and learn along the way! Preschoolers will get a sneak-peek at both our Kindermusik classes and Little Mozart Piano classes.  Free event, but advance registration is required at www.melodymagicmusic.com. Space is limited.

Thursday, September 3rd

Fit Tots. 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.

Friday, September 4th

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.

First Friday Samplers.  5:30pm-9pm.  Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  A fun, creative way to spend your Friday night.  Try your hand at different art samplers.  Budget and kid-friendly, but some  minimum age requirements.  Registration begins at 5:00 pm. Classes run from 6:00-9:00 pm. Class prices range from $5-$20.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Short Pump.  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, Short Pump & Midlothian.  On the first Friday of each month, All Fired Up is hosting Kids’ Fun Night! Drop the kids (ages 6 to 12) off between 6 to 8pm for a fun-night of pottery painting. Enjoy your time while letting your kids have a fun night out on their own at All Fired Up!   The cost is $25 per child and is for ages 6 and up. Reservations are required and space is limited.  Fee.

Parent’s Night Out.  6:30pm-10:30pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  The kids will be happy with an evening of jumping, games, dinner and a movie! 4-12 years old.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th

Hairspray (PG).  The Henrico Theatre. Show timesFri, Sep 4 at 7pm and Sat, Sep 5 at 2 & 7pm.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, September 5th

Learn to Build a Football Toss Game – Kids Workshop.  9am-Noon. Local Home Depot Stores. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Register online.  Free.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Historical Society.  Special educator-led readings of children’s history books.  Free and open to all ages.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

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

Sunday, September 6th

Open Studio Sundays.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Go by the studios anytime between Noon and 4 pm to enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project offered every month, with assistance from VMFA volunteers! (For groups of eight or more children, please email megan.liles@vmfa.museum.)  Free, no registration required.

2015 Summer “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Reenactment Series.  1:15pm – 2:30pm.  Historic St. John’s Church.  1:15 p.m. Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, 1:30 p.m. Music program, 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or when church is at capacity).  This event is FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place.  No admittance after the reenactment begins.  This reenactment is not recommended for children under the age of 6. We ask that parents escort restless little delegates outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com.  Street parking is available.

Flying Squirrels Game.  1:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Monday, September 7th

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Tuesday, September 8th

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.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Wednesday, September 9th

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.

Mommy and Me. 10am-11:30am. Willow Lawn – Outside on the Plaza. Join The Shops at Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of every month as they host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents’ interaction with their children. This month – Kurt Stemhagen. Free.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Thursday, September 10th

Fit Tots. 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.

UNOH 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.  Richmond International Raceway.  At this event kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission with a ticketed adult!   Enjoy family activities through the RIR KIDS CLUB and  a Special Family Section presented by Virginia529, that prohibits any alcohol or smoking.  Fee.

Thursday, September 10th – Sunday, September 13th

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented By Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt.  Richmond Coliseum.  Visit the website for ticket info and show times.

Friday, September 11th

Drawing: Geared Up.  5pm – 6:30 pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center, Studio 1.  Ages 13 – 17.  Explore composition and mechanics while drawing parts of bikes and using bike parts to draw.  Fee.

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.  Children’s Museum – Fredericksburg.  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.

Parent’s Night Out.  6:30pm-10:30pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  The kids will be happy with an evening of jumping, games, dinner and a movie! 4-12 years old.  Fee.

Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series.  Richmond International Raceway.  All kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission with a ticketed adult!  Enjoy family activities through the RIR KIDS CLUB and  a Special Family Section presented by Virginia529, that prohibits any alcohol or smoking.  Fee.

Saturday, September 12th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Second Saturday with The Story Lady.  1pm.  Barnes and Noble-Chesterfield Towne Center. Children’s storyteller and author, Ali Pfautz, aka The Story Lady, will entertain little ones with interactive tales and songs. Come join the fun! Free.

Celebrate Latin American Art: Mexico!   11 am – 3 pm.  VMFA Atrium & Sculpture Garden.  Bring the whole family to VMFA’s fiesta patrias (Patriot Festival) to celebrate Mexico’s independence. Enjoy traditional dance, performances by the Latin Ballet, music, artist demonstrations, and crafts, including making a Day of the Dead skull shaker, a papel picado (paper garland), a Tree of Life candlestick, and more. The ringing of bells, a tradition of Mexico’s Independence Day, will signal the start of our annual parade through the Sculpture Garden. Let’s not forget loteria (Mexican bingo) with prizes!  Free, no registration required.

Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.    Richmond International Raceway.   Kids 12 and under are $25 off in every section with a ticketed adult!  Enjoy family activities through the RIR KIDS CLUB and  a Special Family Section presented by Virginia529, that prohibits any alcohol or smoking.  Fee.

Sunday, September 13th

Grand Family Affair.  2pm-4pm.  Walkerton Tavern.  A timeless way to celebrate and play! Take a giant step back into time and join us for an afternoon of lawn games and 19th century fun as we pay tribute to National Grandparents’ Day 2015.  Bring the whole family, to this multi-generational event.  Free.

Carnival of Music: Musical Playdate.   4:00-4:40pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  Enjoy some pretend carnival games, drum-playing, and more! In this class for children ages 0-7 years, you’ll play, listen, sing (encouraged but optional!), move, dance, and giggle with your child. It’s fun. Lots of fun! But the best part? Your child will be learning and developing skills along the way! $10/child. Advance registration required online at www.melodymagicmusic.com.

Monday, September 14th

Itsy Bitsy Artists. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  More process than product, your art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Add some color to the world each Monday! FREE with admission.

Child Safety Seat Check and Installation. 1pm-4pm.   Henrico county Police Division Central Station, 7850 Villa Park Drive, Henrico, VA.  Is your child in the right carseat?  Find out for free.

Tuesday, September 15th

Young @ Art: I Am an Artist.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5 | Explore the meaning of artistic expression and create imaginative masterpieces inspired by artwork in the galleries.  Fee.

15 Cent Kids Days.  Children’s Museum of Richmond.  15¢ Kids Days will offer admission to children for 15¢ on the 15th of each month. Valid at all four locations (Central, Short Pump, Chesterfield, and Fredericksburg), the Museum will feature activities for the entire family – in addition to the play-filled, educational environment that families across Central Virginia have come to associate with CMoR.

Short Pump Pals Clubhouse Meeting.  11am.  Short Pump Mall.  Free.

Third Tuesdays with The Story Lady.  11am.  Barnes and Noble-Libbie Place. Come have a giggly good time with children’s storyteller and author, Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady! She will entertain little ones with interactive tales, action rhymes, and songs. Free.

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

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Wednesday, September 16th

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.

Science & Stories.  10am.  Dumbarton Library.  What could be better than storytime? Science and stories! Enjoy a special 45 minute storytime with science experiments and discover stations.  Free.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Young @ Art: I Am an Artist.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5 | Explore the meaning of artistic expression and create imaginative masterpieces inspired by artwork in the galleries.  Fee.

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

Thursday, September 17th

Fit Tots. 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.

Friday, September 18th

Inspired by Bikes.  5pm – 7 pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,  Art Education Center.  Recommended for children ages 5 – 12.  Repurpose salvaged bicycle parts and hardware to create one-of-a-kind sculptures and urban home décor.  Fee.

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.

Science After Dark. 5pm to 9pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Enjoy an evening of science and stars at the Museum! Step into The Dome for a special all-live ‘Cosmic Expeditions’ taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of ‘E.T The Extra-Terrestrial’ at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission.

Parent’s Night Out.  6:30pm-10:30pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  The kids will be happy with an evening of jumping, games, dinner and a movie! 4-12 years old.  Fee.

Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 20th

Field Day of the Past.  Located at the intersection of Rout 623 (Ashland Road) and Route 622 in Goochland County.  Historic displays, buildings, demonstrations and re-enactments, Tractor and Truck Pulls, Small Engine Displays, “Living History” exhibits for antique machinery including a sawmill, broom handle making machine and others, and carnival rides.  Visit the website for additional details.  Fee.

Saturday, September 19th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Glen Allen Day.  9:30am-3pm. Meadow Farm Museum.  The Glen Allen Ruritan Club in association with Henrico Recreation and Parks will host Glen Allen Day; one of Henrico County’s largest outdoor festivals! The festivities kick off with a parade at 9:30am on Mountain Road. Activities in the park include balloon animals by Miss Sheri the Clown, a petting zoo, airbrush designs, arts, crafts, business fair, and local musicians on two stages. Concessions will be available for purchase.  Free.

Science Saturday.  11am.  Tuckahoe Library.  Explore the science of air with some cool demonstrations and hands-on discovery stations. Best for ages 3 and up.  Free.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Historical Society.  Special educator-led readings of children’s history books.  Free and open to all ages.

University of Richmond Football vs. VMI.  6pm.  Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond.   Opening game as the University of Richmond Spiders take on VMI at Robins Stadium! Take part in the pregame festivities, including our Sweet Frog Family Fun Zone and performances by the Cosby High School Band. Gates open at 4:30PM. Tickets can be purchased online at RichmondSpiders.com.
Cost: $30 per ticket

Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th

Family Camp-Out: Creatures of the James.   6pm- 9am.  Maymont Grounds. Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. 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; one adult must be registered for every four children. Register by September 16.  Fee.

Monday, September 21st

Itsy Bitsy Artists. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  More process than product, your art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Add some color to the world each Monday! FREE with admission.

Tuesday, September 22nd

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.

Young @ Art: I Am an Artist.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore the meaning of artistic expression and create imaginative masterpieces inspired by artwork in the galleries.  Fee.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Observe the Moon Night.  7pm.  Twin Hickory Library.  Enjoy amazing views of the Moon and other celestial objects with high-quality telescopes operated by members of the Richmond Astronomical Society. Brief presentation on Astronomy from 7-7:30 pm, followed by viewing through telescopes starting at about 7:45. In case of cloudy weather, the ‘rain’ date will be Wednesday, September 23rd from 7-9 pm.  Free.

Wednesday, September 23rd

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.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Young @ Art: I Am an Artist.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore the meaning of artistic expression and create imaginative masterpieces inspired by artwork in the galleries.  Fee.

Thursday, September 24th

Fit Tots. 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.

Friday, September 25th

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.

PB&J Party: Musical Party.  5:30-6:45pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  The first PB&J Party — that’s Pizza, Books, and Jammies! PIZZA and water will be provided (for kids and adults!), bring your favorite BOOK to read/share with others, and come in your JAMMIES! They will enjoy dinner and share books together from 5:30-6:15, and then enjoy some music activities.  One child with adults is $15; two children with adults is $20. Please be sure to register each child!

Parent’s Night Out.  6:30pm-10:30pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  The kids will be happy with an evening of jumping, games, dinner and a movie! 4-12 years old.  Fee.

Saturday, September 26th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Fire Truck with Safety Cards.  10am. Local Lowes stores. Fire Safety Month is coming up in October. Bring your kids into Lowe’s this Saturday and they can build this awesome Fire Truck! Registration required.  Free.

ChesterFest.  10am-5pm.  Chester Village Green (beside the Chester Library), 11800 Centre Street.  Enjoy an assortment of food and craft vendors, live music and other entertainment, like the dog show and pie eating contest.
ChesterFest is a family-oriented gathering, including a Kid’s Zone, equipped with inflatables and hands-on activities. Event is a partnership between Chesterfield Parks and Recreation and Chester Community Association.  Free.

Pocahontas Premieres: Richmond Symphony.  6pm-7:15pm.  Pocahontas State Park, Heritage Amphitheater.  Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Richmond Symphony, conducted by Steven Smith, alongside family and friends!   Gates open at 5 p.m. Concert is free to the public and does not require a ticket. A $5.00 parking fee applies.  Refreshments and light snacks available for purchase. Adult beverage sales sponsored by the Friends of Pocahontas. Proper ID required.

Saturday, September 26th to Sunday, September 27th

Camp In: Girls in Science.  6pm-9pm. Science Museum of Virginia.  This special girls-only Camp In will have Museum guests bridging the gap! Learn how bridges are designed to meet load, stress and aesthetic challenges, design and build a bridge and work with Virginia J. Epperly, Senior Structural Engineer at the Virginia Department of Transportation Structure and Bridge Division. Make a splash with Humpback Whales and see Seven Wonders of the Earth in The Dome. Girls in Science is recommended for grades 6-8; some activities fulfill SOL and Scout Badge requirements. For every four youth, one adult chaperone is required. Register by calling 804.864.1400.   Fee.

Sunday, September 27th

DiggityFEST 2015.  1pm-5pm.  Westchester Commons.  A benefit for Connor’s Heros and the last performance by the Diggity Dudes.  Lots of other fun includes – inflatables, games, prizes and performances by Silly Bus and Susan Greenbaum.

Monday, September 28th

Itsy Bitsy Artists. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  More process than product, your art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Add some color to the world each Monday! FREE with admission.

Tuesday, September 29th

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.

Young @ Art: I Am an Artist.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore the meaning of artistic expression and create imaginative masterpieces inspired by artwork in the galleries.  Fee.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Wednesday, September 30th

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.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Young @ Art: I Am an Artist.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore the meaning of artistic expression and create imaginative masterpieces inspired by artwork in the galleries.  Fee.