Events Calendar

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Free and $1 Movies All Summer Long!

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Bowling for Free all Summer!

Free Summer Reading Programs

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Goodnight Moon.  The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  July 10th – August 2nd.

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.

 

Sunday, June 28th

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.

Explore the Parables of Jesus through Art. 6pm-7:30pm. Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23221. Reveille UMC is offering a creative way to discover and experience the parables of Jesus. Each art exploration will begin with the brief study of a parable, followed by hands-on art projects to help you explore and respond to these key teachings of Jesus in a new way. Art opportunities will be offered for all ages, from young children to adults, and several art options will be offered at each session. Options will vary from week to week, but may include painting, drawing, song writing, drama, wearable art, textiles, and crafting.

Monday, June 29th

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, June 30th

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Paddington & Turbo. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – How To Train Your Dragon 2. First-come, first-seated.   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.

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.

Bedtime Stories & Stuffed Animal Sleepover.  7pm.  Dumbarton Library.  Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy a special evening storytime at Dumbarton library. Leave your animal overnight for a sleepover at the library and pick them up the next morning. There might be fun pictures of their adventures! Space is limited. Groups please call in advance.  Free.

Wednesday, July 1st

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.

Thursday, July 2nd

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, July 3rd

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

Genworth Independence Day Celebration.  Genworth Financial’s World Headquarters, 6620 West   Broad Street. Celebrate freedom with the 29th Infantry Division Band, Virginia Infantry Division National Guard. The doors open at 6:30pm and the concert will begin at 7:30pm,  immediately followed by the fireworks display (about 9pm). Children and adults of all ages are welcome, but please, leave your pets at home. There will be face painting, balloons, giveaways, food vendors and much more. Plenty of free parking and there will be transportation between the parking lot and the event site for those who need assistance. This event is free and open to the public.

RVA Fireworks on the James.  Grounds open at 6pm, Fireworks to begin at approximately 9:15pm.  Brown’s Island in Downtown Richmond.  Food Vendors will be on Brown’s Island and the public is invited to bring a picnic (alcohol and pets not permitted) and a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy music simulcast on WRIR-FM, 97.3 during the evening and see the state’s largest fireworks show.  The Grucci show will be designed for 360-degree views. In addition to Brown’s Island, excellent viewing sites will be available in surrounding areas such as Oregon Hill, Manchester, and Chimborazo Park.  In case of rain, the event will take place on Friday, July 5th, but the entertainment line up may change.

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 – Central. 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.

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.

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.

Free Movies on the Lawn at West Broad Village. Grab your family and your lawn chair and enjoy a fun-filled time on the lawn at West Broad Village. Activities start at 8pm, the movie starts at 9pm. This week – Paddington.

Saturday, July 4th

Learn to Build a Minions Scooter – 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.

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention.  11am and 1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.  The Patrick Henry Committee invites you to bring your friends and family to a reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. In the presence of Washington, Jefferson, and other notable Virginians, Patrick Henry delivered his passionate call for liberty, uttering the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1 pm for seating on a first-come, first-served basis, Music program begins at 1:30pm, and the reenactment begins at 1:45 pm.  Please call 804-648-5015 for more information.  Free to the public, with a suggested $5 per person donation.

Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration.  1pm-5pm.  Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park.   Stars are shining and stripes are flying during our annual Fourth of July Celebration! Deck yourself out in red, white and blue and join us for a patriotic parade of color! Wow your senses with Circus Stella and their amazing acrobatic tricks. Cool off in our water-themed “starfish station!” Enjoy pony rides, crafts, face-painting and more in an area just for kids. Go back in time and listen to a historic reading of the Declaration of Independence or visit nearby Courtney Road Gas Station. Music, games, entertainment and so much more are waiting for you! Concessions will be available for purchase.

All Children’s Museum of Richmond locations close early at 2pm.

Maymont closes at 4pm.

Chesterfield County Fourth of July Celebration.  Gates Open at 5pm; fireworks at dark.  Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School), 10300 Courthouse Road.  Celebrate independence with a spectacular fireworks display at dark! Includes an activity area for children and special entertainment.  New this year will be the Active Living Area with various booths that include active things to do, nutrition information and health screenings. Interactive booths will be fun for the whole family.  No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. Limited parking; roads leading to fairgrounds will be closed at 9 p.m. or when parking lots are full. Don’t miss this fun-filled event for all ages.  No rain date.  Free.

CarMax Free Fourth of July.  FREE admission to the garden from 9am-5pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.   Activities in Children’s Garden 1 – 4pm.  Guests are invited to wear red, white and blue and bring wagons and strollers to decorate for a “parade” in the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m. Enjoy music by the Happy Lucky Combo, WaterPlay and fun activities.  The free admission includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit.  The line to see Butterflies Live! will close at 4pm so that  guests get through the exhibit by the 5pm closing time.  Free.

Dogwood Dell Fourth of July Fireworks.  Independence Day Celebration with live music, cannons and fireworks. Featuring a Carillon Bell Concert at 6pm, the Declaration of Independence at 6:30pm, the Bellini Sisters at 7pm, and music from Richmond Concert Band at 7:30pm.  Fireworks at 8:45pm.  Free.

Goochland County Fireworks.  9pm.  Goochland Sports Complex.  Park and watch the fireworks from the Goochland County Administration Building, Goochland Elementary, Middle & High School Complex. Admission is FREE!  No alcohol.  Pack a picnic and bring a blanket.   Rain date July 5th.  Free.

Ashland July 4th Celebration.  Includes a walking parade, patriotic concert, lawn games, an apple pie contest and the ever-popular patriotic pet contest.  Following the parade, will be a patriotic concert and sing a long on the lawn of the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, featuring the Hanover Concert Band. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic lunch or buy from a local food vendor.  Free.

Beaverdam Independence Day Parade and Celebration.   10am-2pm.  18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015.  The parade starts at 10 am.  There will be children’s activities, Face Painting, 3-Legged Races, Egg Spoon Races, Cornhole, and more.  Miss Beaverdam Competition.  Free.

Colonial Heights Fireworks Display.   In the vicinity of Charles Dimmock Parkway in Colonial Heights.   Viewing for the fireworks will be off Interstate 95, Exit 53 or 54 in the Southgate Square/Wal-Mart Area. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Rain date July 5th.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Game and Independence Day Celebration.  6:05.  The Diamond. Post-game Fireworks Celebration.  Limited General Admission Seating Available – Call Today.  Fee.

Sunday, July 5th

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.

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention 1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.  The Patrick Henry Committee invites you to bring your friends and family to a reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. In the presence of Washington, Jefferson, and other notable Virginians, Patrick Henry delivered his passionate call for liberty, uttering the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1 pm for seating on a first-come, first-served basis, Music program begins at 1:30pm, and the reenactment begins at 1:45 pm.  Please call 804-648-5015 for more information.  Free to the public, with a suggested $5 per person donation.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.   Post-game Fireworks Celebration.  Post-game Kids Run the Bases.  Fee.

Monday, July 6th

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.

$1 Movies at Destination Theater. 10am.  Destination Theater, 5246 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell. $1 movies on Mondays this summer at 10am. This week – Despicable Me 2.

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

Monday, July 6th – Friday, July 10th

Teen Volunteer Week at Pocahontas State Park.

Tuesday, July 7th

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Rio 2  &  How To Train Your Dragon 2. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

Short Pump Pals Meeting. 11am. Short Pump Mall,  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.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Diary of a Wimpy Kid. First-come, first-seated.   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.

Join the Parade Musical Playdate!  6:00-6:40pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  Join the parade! This music class allows children to explore with instruments, beat the drums, and participate in a little parade! Of course, they will also have some fun dancing and singing! Ages 0-7 years, with a parent. Advance registration required. $10/child.

Free Movies on the Lawn at West Broad Village. Grab your family and your lawn chair and enjoy a fun-filled time on the lawn at West Broad Village. Activities start at 8pm, the movie starts at 9pm. This week – Sponge Bob Movie – Sponge Out of Water.

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

Wednesday, July 8th

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Rio 2  &  How To Train Your Dragon 2. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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 –  Rolie Polie Guacamole.  Free.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Diary of a Wimpy Kid. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

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

Thursday, July 9th

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.

Create Your Superhero Magnets. 3pm. Varina Library. Be Strong! Be Super! Create your superhero magnets to hold those important messages to be seen. Materials provided. For ages 10-14. Free

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.

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

Friday, July 10th

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.

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.

Movies in the Park Series.  8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Southside CC (ROC) 6255 Old Warwick Rd, Richmond, 23224. This week – Amazing Spiderman 2.  A weekly friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Friday, July 10th & Saturday, July 11th

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG). The Henrico Theatre. Show times – Fri, Jul 10, 10am & 7pm, Sat, Jul 11, 2 & 7pm. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, July 11th

Hanover Tomato Festival. 9am-4pm. Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.  The Hanover Tomato Festival is a free, family-oriented event with live musical entertainment, rides, games, a petting zoo, over 200 vendors, delicious tomato dishes, the crowning of Little Miss and Tiny Miss Tomato, Hanover Tomatoes and much more.  Free.

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.

Build Black Widow’s Sky Cycle.  10am. Local Lowes stores.  The Avengers are coming to Lowe’s! Bring in your child to build as part of the “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” Summer series. Registration required.  Registration opens 12:00 AM (EST) June 29th. Free.

Moon Bounce Mania.  10am-4pm.  CMoR Central & Chesterfield.  Bounce your way over to CMoR for Moon Bounce Mania! Moon Bounces in all shapes and sizes – you won’t want to miss the fun!  Free with museum admission.

Richmond Pet Expo. 10am-6pm. Indoors at the Richmond Raceway Complex (600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222) Bring your pet to this awesome FREE event for all pet lovers and play, shop, learn, and adopt! Bring your pooch or your bird or even your lizard – just make sure that you have proof of current age-appropriate immunizations (rabies) and that your canine companion is on a non-retractable lead. All well-behaved pets are welcome. Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, fabulous retailers, and much more fun for the whole family! And if you’re looking to add a new pet to the family, the Petfinder.com Mega-Adoption event will have an abundance of pets available for adoption. Plus there will be low-cost immunizations, microchipping, and free nail trims for all the furry friends who need them! Free.

Learn to Draw Manga & Anime Style. 10:30am. Tuckahoe Library. This workshop will begin with a brief talk on the world of the Mangaka followed by an introduction to drawing skill sets and techniques used by manga and anime artists to help transform their ideas into drawings. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. This workshop is open to middle school and high school students. Please register in person, online at henricolibrary.org or by calling your library. Registration will begin one month in advance of the workshop. This workshop will be six hours long, so please bring a lunch and snacks. Materials will be provided, or students may bring their own sketchbook.  Free.

“Pirates: Fact or Fiction” Program. 11am. Chesterfield Historical Society Exploring the myths and truths surrounding pirate lore in popular culture.  CHSV’s Pirate event is appropriate for ages eight to adult. While the event is free, donations are welcome. Seating is limited. To register please call (804) 768-7311.

Second Saturdays with The Story Lady 1pm.  Barnes & Noble-Chesterfield Towne Center. Come spring into summer with children’s storyteller and author, Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady. The event starts off with stories and songs celebrating fun in the sun, but that’s not all. For June’s Second Saturday there’s an optional pre-order special with summertime crafts and treats following Ali’s performance. Come join the wiggling, giggling fun! Storytime is FREE. If you’re interested in the pre-order event after the storytime, check the Barnes & Noble-Chesterfield Towne Center calendar for more information. Free.

Romp n’ Roll Mechanicsville Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-730-2060. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).  Fee.

Romp n’ Roll West End Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. 9677 W Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-249-5001. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).

Saturday, July 11th - Sunday, July 12th

KidsFest. Noon-5pm. Kings Dominion. The first ever Kidsfest in Planet Snoopy! Two days of jammed pack kids activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Sunday, July 12th

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.

Explore the Parables of Jesus through Art. 6pm-7:30pm. Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23221. Reveille UMC is offering a creative way to discover and experience the parables of Jesus. Each art exploration will begin with the brief study of a parable, followed by hands-on art projects to help you explore and respond to these key teachings of Jesus in a new way. Art opportunities will be offered for all ages, from young children to adults, and several art options will be offered at each session. Options will vary from week to week, but may include painting, drawing, song writing, drama, wearable art, textiles, and crafting.  The art explorations are open to the public free of charge, but registration is required at www.reveilleumc.org/art-exploration.

Monday, July 13th

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.

$1 Movies at Destination Theater. 10am.  Destination Theater, 5246 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell. $1 movies on Mondays this summer at 10am. This week – Penguins of Madagascar.

Fantastic Fan Art. 3pm. Glen Allen Library. We’re starting a fan art wall at Glen Allen Branch Library, and we need your help! Draw pictures of characters and heroes from your favorite books, comics, movies, and games. We’ll provide the art supplies, you provide the creativity! For teens and tweens.

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 June 8th at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.  Free

Tuesday, July 14th

Chick fil-A Cow Appreciation Day.  Dress like a cow and get free food!  Visit the site for details and frequently asked questions.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Mr Peabody & Sherman. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Mr. Peabody & Sherman  &  The Book of Life. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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.

Barefoot Puppets Performance.  2pm at Sandston Library and 7pm at Varina Library.  Barefoot Puppets presents the amazing adventures of the clever spider Anansi, with original music, colorful scenery and lots of laughs!  Free.

Superhero Training Academy/Camp. 3pm at Gayton Library and 6:30pm at Tuckahoe Library. Are you a superhero? Do you want to be? Superhero Training Camp can help you work on all your super skills! Costumes welcome! Free.

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, July 15th

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.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Mr Peabody & Sherman. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Mr. Peabody & Sherman  &  The Book of Life. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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.

Barefoot Puppets Performance.  2pm at North Park Library and 7pm at Glen Allen Library.  Barefoot Puppets presents the amazing adventures of the clever spider Anansi, with original music, colorful scenery and lots of laughs!  Free.

DIY Superheros. 6:30pm. North Park Library. Teens and tweens, get in touch with the Super You! Create your own superhero (or supervillain) alter ego, design your logo and costume, and star in your own comic book adventure. Free.

Meet Local Heroes.  10:30am at the Sandston Library and 3:30pm at the Varina Library.  Meet Henrico County firefighters and police officers and find out how they keep us safe.  Free.

Wednesday, July 15th - Saturday, July 18th

Reveille United Methodist Church presents Godspell. July 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 pm and July 18 at 2pm.  Reveille United Methodist Church Santuary, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23221. The youth music ministry brings you the Broadway musical, Godspell. Originally staged in 1971, the show brought us hit songs like “Day by Day.” Godspell is a spirited presentation of the parables of Jesus as told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the door for Reveille’s Swansboro Community Ministries, which supports the Dancing Classrooms program for Swansboro Elementary School fifth graders.

Thursday, July 16th

Samantha’s Tea Party. 9am. Maymont Mansion and Grounds. Fee.

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.

Superhero Storytime. 2:30pm. Fairfield Library. Registration required. Hear super hero stories and make costumes. Registration required. Please register each child who will attend. For ages 5-11. Free.

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.

Barefoot Puppets Performance.  7pm.  Gayton Library.  Barefoot Puppets presents the amazing adventures of the clever spider Anansi, with original music, colorful scenery and lots of laughs!  Free.

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

Friday, July 17th

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.

“Let’s Try an Opera” on the Ha’Penny Stage. 11am. Dogwood Dell. Part of the 59th Annual Festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Richmond Parks Department. The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more. Free.

Target $1 Family Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.    Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum’s Central Location has to offer for just $1 per person.

Science After Dark. 5pm-9pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Pedal to the Museum for an evening of science and enjoy bike valet parking! Sample ice cream made using a bicycle and learn how to protect your pudding in a helmet safety demonstration. Spin into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 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.

Concert in the Park.  5:30pm-8:30pm. Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Free concert series presented by the E.J. Wade Foundation. Scheduled to perform: Mako Music Mentor Band, Prospect 7 and The Hunts. Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  5:35pm.  The Diamond.  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.

Movies in the Park Series.  8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Jefferson Park, 1921 Princess Anne Ave, Richmond, VA 23223. This week – Big Hero 6.  A weekly friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Saturday, July 18th

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.

Preschool Dance Party. 10:30am. Dumbarton Library. Come get your groove on! We’re going to jump and jive and enjoy moving our bodies to some rockin’ tunes. Bring your water! Space is limited. Groups please call in advance. Free.

Learn to Draw Manga & Anime Style. 10:30am. Fairfield Library. This workshop will begin with a brief talk on the world of the Mangaka followed by an introduction to drawing skill sets and techniques used by manga and anime artists to help transform their ideas into drawings. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. This workshop is open to middle school and high school students. Please register in person, online at henricolibrary.org or by calling your library. Registration will begin one month in advance of the workshop. This workshop will be six hours long, so please bring a lunch and snacks. Materials will be provided, or students may bring their own sketchbook.  Free.

Spiderman and Friends. Performance times will be at 11am and 1:30pm.  Spiderman is swinging his way over to CMoR Central and bringing his other Marvel friends for very special performances during the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Summer Series!  Spiderman will be visiting CMoR Frederickburg on Sunday, the 19th.  Event is free with Museum admission.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text.  Open to all ages. No pre-registration required.  Today – American Revolution History Month – George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra.  Free.

Geek Out. 2:30pm. Gayton Library. Tired of the regular tie-dying method that always looks the same? Want to get more creative and detailed? You will be amazed at what you can create with a Sharpie. Start planning your designs now for Sharpie Tie-dye. Just bring your white cotton T-shirt, etc. or use something else provided by the library. Sponsored by the Friends of Gayton Library. For teens and tweens. Free.

Romp n’ Roll Midlothian Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. 11541 Busy Street, Midlothian, VA 23236. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-893-3142. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).

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

Sunday, July 19th

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.

Explore the Parables of Jesus through Art. 6pm-7:30pm. Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23221. Reveille UMC is offering a creative way to discover and experience the parables of Jesus. Each art exploration will begin with the brief study of a parable, followed by hands-on art projects to help you explore and respond to these key teachings of Jesus in a new way. Art opportunities will be offered for all ages, from young children to adults, and several art options will be offered at each session. Options will vary from week to week, but may include painting, drawing, song writing, drama, wearable art, textiles, and crafting.  The art explorations are open to the public free of charge, but registration is required at www.reveilleumc.org/art-exploration.

Monday, July 20th

Meet Local Heroes.  11am.  Tuckahoe Library.  Meet Henrico County firefighters and police officers and find out how they keep us safe.  Free.

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.

$1 Movies at Destination Theater. 10am.  Destination Theater, 5246 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell. $1 movies on Mondays this summer at 10am. This week - Dolphin Tale 2.

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

Tuesday, July 21st

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Penguins of Madagascar. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb  &  Penguins of Madagascar. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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.

Third Tuesdays with The Story Lady.  11am. Barnes & Noble-Libbie Place.  Join children’s storyteller and author, Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady for a special storytime, Spring Into Summer. The event starts off with stories and songs celebrating fun in the sun, but that’s not all. For June’s Third Tuesday there’s an optional pre-order special with summertime crafts and treats following Ali’s performance. Come join the wiggling, giggling fun! Storytime is FREE. If you’re interested in the pre-order event afterwards, check the Barnes & Noble-Libbie Place calendar for more information.

Super Stealth Ninja Training. 2:30pm. Dumbarton Library. Get trained in the art of the ninja warrior. Make your very own sword, star, and nunchakus and then prepare to test your skills. Recommended for ages 5+. Space is limited. Groups please call in advance. Free.

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.

Super Bubbles for Teens. 6pm. Twin Hickory Library. Make Super Huge Bubbles! Learn how to make a giant bubble wand and create your own ginormous bubbles! You get to keep your bubble wand and take home our very own super-secret bubble recipe! This program is for Teens only, ages 12-18. There is space for 20 Teens and tickets for the event will be given out at the Children’s Desk starting 30 minutes before the program. There is no online registration for this event. Free.

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

Wednesday, July 22nd

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Penguins of Madagascar. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb  &  Penguins of Madagascar. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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.

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

This is Jeopardy. 3pm. Fairfield Library. Break into teams and play this fun trivia game! Ages 5-12. Free.

Thursday, July 23rd

Meet Local Heroes.  3:30pm.  Glen Allen Library.  Meet Henrico County firefighters and police officers and find out how they keep us safe.  Free.

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.

Superhero Cupcake Decorating. 6:30pm. Fairfield Library. What is better than a cupcake? A cupcake decorated to your personal Superhero style! Design, decorate your own cupcake. Superhero attire is optional. For ages 11-18. Registration required. Free.

Friday, July 24th

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.

SPARC on the Ha’Penny Stage. 11am. Dogwood Dell. Part of the 59th Annual Festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Richmond Parks Department. The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more. Free.

Romp n’ Roll Mechanicsville Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-730-2060. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).  Fee.

Cool Fun and Flicks. 7pm-10pm, Clarke-Palmore House Museum. Enjoy tasty watermelon (while supplies last) and tours of historic Clarke-Palmore House. Finish the evening with the featured flick “Ice Age: Continental Divide” by the light of summer fireflies! 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.

Evening Bat Search. 7:30pm. Maymont Nature Center and Grounds. Fee.

Movies in the Park Series.  8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Hotchkiss Field, 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond 23227. This week – The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1.  A weekly friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Saturday, July 25th

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.

Build Hawkeye’s Quinjet.  10am. Local Lowes stores.  The Avengers are coming to Lowe’s! Bring in your child to build as part of the “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” Summer series. Registration required.  Registration opens 12:00 AM (EST) July 13th. Free.

Christmas in July.  All day.  CMoR – Central.  It might be Summer, but CMoR is already in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy holiday crafts, games, snow cones, and visits from the Grinch, the Snow Queen and Elves! They will also be taking sign-ups for Santa Club! Christmas in July activities are FREE with museum admission.

Romp n’ Roll Midlothian Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. 11541 Busy Street, Midlothian, VA 23236. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-893-3142. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).

Romp n’ Roll West End Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. 9677 W Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-249-5001. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing)

Sunday, July 26th

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.

Nepal Dance Company on the Ha’Penny Stage. 4pm. Dogwood Dell. Part of the 59th Annual Festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Richmond Parks Department. The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more. Free.

Monday, July 27th

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.

$1 Movies at Destination Theater. Destination Theater, 5246 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell. $1 movies on Mondays this summer at 10am. This week - The Lego Movie.

Tuesday, July 28th

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Madagascar 3  &  Dolphin Tale 2. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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.

Amazing Mr B. 7pm. Gayton Library. Hilarious magical fun for the whole family! Free.

Wednesday, July 29th

Meet Local Heroes.  3pm.  Gayton Library.  Meet Henrico County firefighters and police officers and find out how they keep us safe.  Free.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. This week – Madagascar 3  &  Dolphin Tale 2. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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.

Todd Rosenleib Tap and Hip Hop Dance on the Ha’Penny Stage. 11am. Dogwood Dell. Part of the 59th Annual Festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Richmond Parks Department. The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more. Free.

Thursday, July 30th

Meet Local Heroes.  9:30am.  Twin Hickory Library.  Meet Henrico County firefighters and police officers and find out how they keep us safe.  Free.

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.

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

Friday, July 31st

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.

Diggity Dudes on the Ha’Penny Stage. 11am. Dogwood Dell. Part of the 59th Annual Festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Richmond Parks Department. The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more. 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.

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

Free Movies on the Lawn at West Broad Village. Grab your family and your lawn chair and enjoy a fun-filled time on the lawn at West Broad Village. Activities start at 8pm, the movie starts at 9pm. This week – Big Hero 6.

Movies in the Park Series.  8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Humphrey Calder, 414 N. Thompson Street, Richmond 23221. This week – The Boxtrolls.  A weekly Friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.