Events Calendar

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January 9 – 14th.  Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 14, 2018.  *Please note the Garden Shop and Garden Café are closed during this time.

January 26th.  Night Light Science: Space Night.  6pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Richmond.  A special night of imagination and adventure! Children ages 3-6 and their adults are invited to an exciting evening of space adventures, from learning about the constellations to “sailing” by the stars and more! Put on your favorite space-themed costume or your favorite pajamas and come on a journey of space exploration and discovery!  Fee.

Monday, January 15th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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

Tuesday, January 16th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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

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

Amazing Excavations.  11am-Noon.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Learn a little archaeology through artifacts from ancient China. Observe animals, lifelike figures, and more in this interactive exploration of art from the past.  Advance registration required.  Fee.

Family Game Night.  5-8pm. LaPrade Library.  Scrabble, chess, puzzles, Wii gaming and more! Bring the whole family to LaPrade for our weekly game night.  Free.

Intro to 3-D Printing.  6-7pm. LaPrade Library.  Learn how to bring 3-D digital models into the real world, from finding or creating your model to slicing and supporting your print. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  Free.

CCPL Chess Club.  6-8pm.  Meadowdale Library.  Play the beautiful game of chess in a relaxed environment and meet others who enjoy the game.  For all ages.  Free.

Foster Parent Information Session.  6:30pm-7:30pm.  HopeTree Foster Care Offices, 11745 Chester Road.  Give the gift of hope this year.  Become a foster parent with HopeTree Family Services.  Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.  Free.

Wednesday, January 17th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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.

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

Amazing Excavations.  11am-Noon.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Learn a little archaeology through artifacts from ancient China. Observe animals, lifelike figures, and more in this interactive exploration of art from the past.  Advance registration required.  Fee.

Thursday, January 18th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

Music Fun. 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.

Tiny Tales.  10:30am.  Clover Hill Library.  Enjoy the story of Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems, told through drama. For ages 3-6. Registration begins Jan. 4. Free.

Learning about Lines.  4:15–6 pm.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 5–8.  Discover line, movement, and rhythm in art! Enjoy drawing wavy, wacky, and curly lines in your own expressive illustrations.  Fee.

Friday, January 19th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

Storytime.  10am.  Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  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 There Be Light!  5-7 pm.  VMFA Art Education Center.  Recommended for children ages 5–12, accompanied by an adult.  Be inspired by finely crafted Tiffany lamps, along with other illuminated glass objects, and design your own decorative lamps and delightful works of art.  Fee.

Drawing: Rendering 3D Figures. 5-7 pm.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 13 – 17.  Be inspired by the Terracotta Army.—Learn shading techniques with graphite while drawing some of the most fascinating archeological finds in the world!  Fee.

Science After Dark.  5pm-8pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Head to The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions at 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm and a showing of “Karate Kid” at 8 pm. After the shows, step outside to stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society.  Fee.

Saturday, January 20th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Suggested donation.

Family Classic Movies – Whale Rider.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.   Enjoy a classic movie on the big screen.  Tickets are just $4.

Snow Much Fun: Musical Playdate.  10:00-10:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  Brr! It’s Cold Outside! Keep warm, while celebrating everything that is cold! Kids will use their imaginations to play in the snow and ice skate, be polar bears and penguins, and even do some dancing! Of course they will sing and play lots of instruments! Ages 0-5 years, with a parent. $15/child, and advance registration is required online.

The Backpack Storyteller: Ice Is Nice! 10:30-11am. Bon Air Library.  What’s in her backpack? Why, stories, of course! Hear stories about ice presented by Deborah Alsko. Free.

Children’s Museum of Richmond – Junior Engineers.  10:30-11:30am.  Clover Hill Library.  Young engineers create, tinker and explore the six simple machines. For grades 1-3. Registration begins Jan. 6.  Free.

An American in Paris – Richmond Symphony LolliPops Performance.  11am.  Dominion Energy Center, Carpenter Theatre.   The Richmond Symphony and The School of Richmond Ballet team up to bring you this Gershwin classic. Kids will be mesmerized by the stunning combination of music and dance as they follow the story of Jerry and his adventures in Paris.  Arrive early for a free pre-concert festival, featuring our instrument petting zoo and enjoy interactive activities for the whole family that will enhance your concert experience. Pre-concert festivities begin at 10am in Rhythm Hall. LolliPops concerts are ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome.  Fee.

Animal Encounters.   11am-Noon,  Maymont Nature Center.  Meet some of Maymont’s animal ambassadors during scaly, feathered and furry close encounters. Visit with alligators, snakes and turtles, birds of prey, and animals of the Chesapeake Bay. Register online.  Fee.

Polymer Clay Creations.  1–4pm.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 9–12.  Make and bake colorful and creative miniature sculptures out of polymer clay, from mini sculptures to brightly colored beads. Fee.

Captain Underpants – The First Epic Movie.  2pm & 5pm.  Henrico Theatre.  Tickets and Concessions are just $1.

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, January 21st

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

‘GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU & I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK’.  3pm-4:30pm. Modlin Center for the Arts, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond.  Performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia.  Fee.

Snow Much Fun: Musical Playdate. 4:30-5:10pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  Brr! It’s Cold Outside! Keep warm, while celebrating everything that is cold! Kids will use their imaginations to play in the snow and ice skate, be polar bears and penguins, and even do some dancing! Of course they will sing and play lots of instruments! Ages 0-5 years, with a parent. $15/child, and advance registration is required online.

Family Classic Movies – The Sounds of Music.  4:30pm.  Byrd Theatre.   Enjoy a classic movie on the big screen.  Tickets are just $4.

Monday, January 22nd

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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

‘GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU & I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK’.  10am and Noon. Modlin Center for the Arts, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond.  Performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia.  Fee.

Tuesday, January 23rd

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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

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

Amazing Excavations.  11am-Noon.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Learn a little archaeology through artifacts from ancient China. Observe animals, lifelike figures, and more in this interactive exploration of art from the past.  Advance registration required.  Fee.

Family Game Night.  5-8pm. LaPrade Library.  Scrabble, chess, puzzles, Wii gaming and more! Bring the whole family to LaPrade for our weekly game night.  Free.

CCPL Chess Club.  6-8pm.  Meadowdale Library.  Play the beautiful game of chess in a relaxed environment and meet others who enjoy the game.  For all ages.  Free.

Wednesday, January 24th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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.

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

Amazing Excavations.  11am-Noon.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Learn a little archaeology through artifacts from ancient China. Observe animals, lifelike figures, and more in this interactive exploration of art from the past.  Advance registration required.  Fee.

Thursday, January 25th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

Music Fun. 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.

Play Smart with Toddlers.  10:30-11:30 a.m., Clover Hill Library.  Learn how play is important to your toddler’s healthy development. For ages 0-3. Registration begins two weeks before program date.

Pre-Coding for Preschoolers.  10:30-11:30am.  Meadowdale Library.  Fun, screen-free games can teach children the simple, logical thinking they will need to learn computer programming. For children in preschool-kindergarten. Registration begins two weeks before program.  Free.

Animal Adventures.  4:15–6pm.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 5–8.  Discuss the habitats and physical characteristics of animals while drawing in the galleries. Learn how to add details and texture to make your drawings look more realistic.  Fee.

Kindergarten Readiness Information Session.  5:30pm.  LeafSpring School at Three Chopt, 11001 Three Chopt Road Richmond Va 23233.  Learn about…Preparing for Kindergarten,  Private Kindergarten class at LeafSpring School, Public school options in the community, Registration information and timelines, Summer camp: Camp Blue Sky! and After school recreation program: The Village.

American Sign Language Chat.  6:30-8pm.  LaPrade Library.  Practice, meet new friends and learn new signs. All skill levels welcome. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

“The Joys In A Messy Life“.  7:00pm-9:30pm.  The Steward School, Robins Theater.  An Evening With Adrian Wood, Tales Of An Educated Debutante.  Adrian H. Wood, PhD. is the author of Tales of an Educated Debutante and full-time wife and mother of four, one with special needs. She will share her personal glimpses about everyday life where satire meets truth and despair meets joy.  Fee.

Friday, January 26th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

Storytime.  10am.  Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  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.

Night Light Science: Space Night.  6pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Richmond.  A special night of imagination and adventure! Children ages 3-6 and their adults are invited to an exciting evening of space adventures, from learning about the constellations to “sailing” by the stars and more! Put on your favorite space-themed costume or your favorite pajamas and come on a journey of space exploration and discovery!  Fee.

Saturday, January 27th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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.

Taylor’s Safety Day.  9am-10:30am.  Richmond Times Dispatch Meeting Room.  Preschoolers, aged 2 – 5, are invited to join mascots & Superheroes who will introduce and teach them various aspects of safety. Through the use of age-appropriate, hands-on, interactive experiences, participants will enjoy learning lifesaving behaviors and practices that can help reduce the chance of injury.  Safety Day will cover safety in the following areas: Animal awareness, Fire safety, Police safety, School bus safety, Water Safety, and Traffic Safety.  Registration required.  $10.

Family Classic Movies – Hugo.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.   Enjoy a classic movie on the big screen.  Tickets are just $4.

Mad Science: Harnessing Heat.   1-2pm. Ettrick-Matoaca Library.  Boil liquid with your hands, see an underwater volcano and get a taste of what happens to sugar when it’s heated and cooled! For grades K-6. Registration begins Jan. 13. Free.

Annual Winter Carnival.  11am–2pm.  Skipwith United Methodist Church, 2211 Skipwith Rd, Henrico VA 23294.  This annual indoor event gives people a reason to celebrate with their friends and neighbors. There will be food, games with prizes, Sheri the Clown, and free school supplies to all school age children. And a special demo
from “RVA Lego Lizards” Lego League Robotics team. (Snow date: February 3, 2018).  All activities and food are FREE.

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.

Sunday, January 28th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

Monday, January 29th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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

Tuesday, January 30th

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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

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

Amazing Excavations.  11am-Noon.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Learn a little archaeology through artifacts from ancient China. Observe animals, lifelike figures, and more in this interactive exploration of art from the past.  Advance registration required.  Fee.

Free Family Swim and Ribbon Cutting.  Noon-1pm.  Goldfish Swim School, 9782 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238.   Take a tour of the facility, snap a photo with Bubbles and enjoy a free family swim!  All are welcome.

Family Game Night.  5-8pm. LaPrade Library.  Scrabble, chess, puzzles, Wii gaming and more! Bring the whole family to LaPrade for our weekly game night.  Free.

CCPL Chess Club.  6-8pm.  Meadowdale Library.  Play the beautiful game of chess in a relaxed environment and meet others who enjoy the game.  For all ages.  Free.

January 30th – February 4th

Finding Neverland.  Altria Theater.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Wednesday, January 31st

Half Price Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  9am-5pm.  All Garden visitors enjoy Half Price  admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018.

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.

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

Amazing Excavations.  11am-Noon.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Learn a little archaeology through artifacts from ancient China. Observe animals, lifelike figures, and more in this interactive exploration of art from the past.  Advance registration required.  Fee.