Events Calendar

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Today  – September 18th

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Half-a-million LEGO bricks create giant flowers, birds, insects & more.  Cost is included in regular Garden admission.

Today – August 7th

The Golden Goose.  Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You’re kindhearted, friendly, honest — those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all.  Length: 1 hour.  Suggested for ages 3 and up.  Fee.

Monday, August 1st

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, August 2nd

The Croods & The Lorax.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

Book of Life & Hotel Transylvania 2.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. 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. Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Wednesday, August 3rd

The Croods & The Lorax.  10am.  Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16.  The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket.  Free.

The Nature of Turtles.  10am-11am.  Three Lakes Nature Center,400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA 23227.  Join nature center staff as they  open up classrooms to visitors with a variety of items from our nature collections. Staff will be on hand to present information and answer questions.  Free.

Book of Life & Hotel Transylvania 2.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

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

Thursday, August 4th

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.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

Friday, August 5th

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.

The Peanuts Movie.   Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Fri, Aug 5th, 10am & 7pm and Sat, Aug 6th, 2pm & 7pm.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.  $1/ticket.

Romp n’ Roll Ice Cream Social.  4:00-5:30pm.  Romp n’ Roll – West End, Mechanicsville & Midlothian locations.  There’s no better way to cool off in the summer than with ice cream!  Join Romp n’ Roll for an Ice Cream Social where you will celebrate summer fun with exciting, summer-themed activities in the gym and a yummy ice cream bar (gluten free and dairy free options).  Call 804-364-6363 to register for this event!

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

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

Saturday, August 6th

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.

Family Classic Movies – The Iron Giant.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Bank of America Cardholders get in FREE at all Children’s Museum Locations All Weekend!  This deal applies to the cardholder only.  Bank of America Guest is $9.  Children under 1 are free.  Cardholder must have card on them.  Valid the first FULL weekend of every month.

The Peanuts Movie.   Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Fri, Aug 5th, 10am & 7pm and Sat, Aug 6th, 2pm & 7pm.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.  $1/ticket.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Richmond – West End, 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Richmond – Mechanicsville, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Sunday, August 7th

Bank of America Cardholders get in FREE at all Children’s Museum Locations All Weekend!  This deal applies to the cardholder only.  Bank of America Guest is $9.  Children under 1 are free.  Cardholder must have card on them.  Valid the first FULL weekend of every month.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, August 8th

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

Foster Parent Orientation.  6pm-7pm. Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.  Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need?  Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child?  Have you considered becoming a foster parent?  Please join HopeTree Foster Care on July 11th at 6:00 p.m. in Chester 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.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Tuesday, August 9th

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 & Shaun The Sheep.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Home.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

Short Pump Pals Clubhouse Meeting.  11am.  Short Pump Mall – Pals Clubhouse (Between Crate and Barrel & Pottery Barn). Jonathan Austin will wow us with his tricks and talents! From magic, to juggling, to unicycling and more, you’re sure to be amazed! 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.

Mozart Mini Piano Class.  4pm-4:45pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio. For ages 4-6 years .  Mozart Minis are a la carte piano classes– a perfect intro to piano for ages 4-6 years. These group classes will include piano technique, listening skills, singing, musical games, and of course time at the piano! Just $20/child. Enroll online.

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

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Wednesday, August 10th

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 & Shaun The Sheep.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Summer Children’s Series – Jesse the Juggler.  10am-1pm.  Henrico Theatre,305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23075.  Free Admission.

Home.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

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. Free.

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

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Thursday, August 11th

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.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Friday, August 12th

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.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Summer Movie Nights at Robins Stadium – Zootopia.  Gates open at 5pm, movie begins at 6pm.  University of Richmond Robins Stadium.  Spiderlings Kids Club event.  Join the Richmond Spiders for their summer movie night series! Bring a blanket to watch the movie from the football field, and enjoy inflatables, face painting and more when gates open at 5pm! Popcorn, candy, and other snacks available for purchase.  FREE event.

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

Saturday, August 13th

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.

Family Classic Movies – The Land Before Time.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

The Ice Cream Race.  8am-4pm.  Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Ln, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116.  During this all-ages fun run, participants run through Whipped Cream-like Foam, zoom down a Chocolate Syrup Water Slide, and trudge through the Banana Peel Pit! You will be chased by all of your favorite toppings throughout the wild obstacle course. Once participants cross the finish line, you’ll be rewarded with a custom made T-shirt and – you – guessed it, ice cream! You will have access to music, food trucks, ice cream eating competitions, and wild costume competitions.  Fee.

The Civil War at Dutch Gap Living History Day.  10am-5pm.  Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  Union and Confederate re-enactors will portray the summer of 1864 at Dutch Gap and will demonstrate infantry weapons and tactics, combat engineering and fortifications, cannon drills and the life of civilian women as refugees. This program will take place on the bluff overlooking the scenic James River.  $6/child (ages 3-12), $8/adult (Henricus Patrons free).

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children  run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Sunday, August 14th

Watermelon Festival.  10am-6pm.  Carytown.

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, August 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 through 2016 – generously presented by Call Federal Credit Union. 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.

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, August 16th

The Croods & The Lorax.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Alvin and The Chipmunks – Road Chip.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  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. Free.

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Wednesday, August 17th

The Croods & The Lorax.  10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20. The Summer Movie Express is on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 10am during the summer months at Richmond area theaters. With admission just $1, it’s fun and affordable. Just remember it is first-come, first-seated. ***BOTH MOVIES PLAY ON BOTH DAYS***$1/ticket. Free.

Alvin and The Chipmunks – Road Chip.  10am.   Movieland at Boulevard Square.  Bow Tie Cinemas offers a free kids summer film series, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from June 21st to August 17th. Doors open at 9am, show starts at 10am. Seating is limited to theater capacity, tickets issues on a first come, first served basis. Films and schedules subject to change without notice.  Free.

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

Thursday, August 18th

Demo Days Music Class.  Class time depends on your child’s age.  Melody Magic Music Studio. For ages 0-5 years.  Sing, dance, laugh, and play with Melody Magic… and find out how Kindermusik helps your little one grow and learn. Come to an age-specific class where you will play instruments, explore with voices, move in creative ways, and so much more. You and your child will enjoy 30 minutes of activities — led by a licensed Kindermusik educator — followed by a few minutes of open play. Demo Days is perfect for new families as well as returning families that want to check out the “next up” age group! Advance registration required.

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.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

Friday, August 19th

Busy Bees Kidsignment Sale (Children’s Consignment Sale)
at American Family Fitness, 6337 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville VA, 23111.
Friday, August 19th, 9 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 20th, 9 am – 2 pm
Saturday, August 20th, 3 pm – 7 pm, 50% off sale

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

Mozart Mini Piano Class.  4pm-4:45pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio. For ages 4-6 years .  Mozart Minis are a la carte piano classes– a perfect intro to piano for ages 4-6 years. These group classes will include piano technique, listening skills, singing, musical games, and of course time at the piano! Just $20/child. Enroll online.

Science After Dark.  5pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Participate in a Minute to Win It STEM-style challenge – the first 250 guests to complete all five challenges will win a prize and find their place in the winner’s circle! Get stacking in a head-to-head event and get competitive with parachutes. Meet former USA Olympic Swimmer Jeff Rouse, holder of three gold medals and three world records for his legendary backstroke!  Head to The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions at 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm. Think you have what it takes to tackle some tough trivia? Form a team and reach for the stars in our trivia tournament starting at 6 pm in the Periodic Table. Stick around for a classic movie at 8 pm or step outside to stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. Science After Dark admission is $10 for general public; Museum members enjoy free exhibit admission to Science After Dark activities, $5 or Dome pass for Cosmic Expedition or Movie. Advance reservations are highly recommended; please call 804.864.1400 to reserve your seats.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll Richmond – Mechanicsville, 6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK.  6pm-9pm.  Courthouse Park, 7232 Courtland Farm Road Hanover, VA 23069.  The staff from Parks and Recreation and Sports Reality want you to get warmed up for this national event that features: 1 pass, 1 punt and 1 placekick with first place winners in the following boy’s and girl’s divisions advancing to the Sectional Competition. For ages 6-15.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

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

Coaster Campout.  King Dominion.  The Coaster Campout is your opportunity to camp for one night IN the park! Your donation includes admission to the park for August 19th and 20th, Extra Ride Times, meals, drinks and more!

Saturday, August 20th

Busy Bees Kidsignment Sale (Children’s Consignment Sale)
at American Family Fitness, 6337 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville VA, 23111.
Friday, August 19th, 9 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 20th, 9 am – 2 pm
Saturday, August 20th, 3 pm – 7 pm, 50% off sale

Moon Bounce Mania! 10am-4pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central location.  It’s almost time to bounce back to school! Enjoy a summer day at CMoR Central with an inflatable slide, a bounce house, and inflatable obstacle courses from Astro Jump.  FREE with museum admission. CMoR Central location only.

Family Classic Movies – Double Feature: The Kid and The Red Balloon.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Art Splash! 2pm-4pm.  Deep Run Recreation Center,9910 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico, VA 23233.  Dive into creativity at this art showcase! See real artists at work, and get an early peek at what Henrico Recreation and the Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen have in store for fall. Check out some original creations in our student art exhibit. Get your feet wet and complete an original project to take home!  Free.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Richmond – West End, 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Sunday, August 21st

BUGSTOCK 2: Déjà vu!   Noon-4pm.  Twin Hickory Park,5011 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.  For all ages. Let’s go retro and return again to the 1960’s and a groovy afternoon of tie-dye, flower power and Volkswagen Bugs and Buses! Enjoy 60’s family fun, music and games including hula hoops and twister as we get swarmed by Beetles for a bug-only cruise-in and show! Have fun reminiscing about your VW roots, while sharing ’60s, Woodstock and Herbie stories! Vote for your favorite VWs while admiring the VW Cruise.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  12:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, August 22nd

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, August 23rd

Demo Days Music Class.  Class time depends on your child’s age.  Melody Magic Music Studio. For ages 0-5 years.  Sing, dance, laugh, and play with Melody Magic… and find out how Kindermusik helps your little one grow and learn. Come to an age-specific class where you will play instruments, explore with voices, move in creative ways, and so much more. You and your child will enjoy 30 minutes of activities — led by a licensed Kindermusik educator — followed by a few minutes of open play. Demo Days is perfect for new families as well as returning families that want to check out the “next up” age group! Advance registration required.

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 Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Wednesday, August 24th

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.

Animal Enrichment.  10am-Noon.  Maymont Nature Center.  Do animals enjoy puzzles, games, toys and treats? They do! Assist Maymont staff in making enrichment items for our bobcat, fox, bears, otters and more. Deliver them to the animals and watch as they engage in the fun! Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register by August 23.  Fee.

Thursday, August 25th

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.  Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5); several special activities are also planned.  Regular Garden admission.

Friday, August 26th

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

Family Scavenger Hunt.  10am-Noon.  Maymont Grounds .  Explore Maymont’s 100 acres in a whole new way! Crack secret codes for clues, and use maps and riddles to find your way around the estate in this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Different difficulty levels are available. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany child. Limited space for walk-ups.  Fee.

Saturday, August 27th

Family Classic Movies – The King & I.  10am.  Byrd Theatre.  Every Saturday Morning Through July 2nd.  With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

PrepareAthon.  11am-4pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Celebrate preparedness during PrepareAthon, a free community event on August 27 that will teach you how to be ready when a disaster strikes!

Late Summer Lawn Party at Historic Bloemendaal.  August 27th & 28th.  Saturday, noon – 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.  Enjoy a lazy, late summer afternoon on the lawn at Historic Bloemendaal, original home of the Lakeside Wheel Club (1895). Under the tent, partake in an old-fashioned ice cream social and picnic fare (both available for purchase) against a nearby backdrop of ragtime music and historical bicycle displays and demonstrations. Relax as a barbershop quartet strolls and serenades, try out a summer lawn game, and step inside the Bloemendaal House for informal tours recalling the late 19th century bicycling craze. This family-friendly event offers a great end-of-season celebration before school resumes, amidst the abundant blooms of the Grace Arents Garden in all its late summer glory.  Regular Garden admission.

Open Mic Reading.  1:30pm.  The Byrd Theatre.  Young writers of all ages are invited! It’s a fantastic opportunity for writers to experience the thrill and joy of being heard, and in a historic setting to boot. As each reading slot is only a minute long, it’s not a huge commitment. Just a chance to read a poem, an excerpt, a piece of flash fiction, a scene from a screenplay… whatever strikes them as good work. Readers should arrive by 1:15. Anyone wanting to read will be signed up on the spot in the lobby of the theater between 1:15 and 1:25.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236.  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children  run, play, dance and create their own masterpiece with energetic instructors. The evening also includes a pizza party dinner and ends with a bubble dance party.  Fee.

Sunday, August 28th

Late Summer Lawn Party at Historic Bloemendaal.  August 27th & 28th.  Saturday, noon – 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.  Enjoy a lazy, late summer afternoon on the lawn at Historic Bloemendaal, original home of the Lakeside Wheel Club (1895). Under the tent, partake in an old-fashioned ice cream social and picnic fare (both available for purchase) against a nearby backdrop of ragtime music and historical bicycle displays and demonstrations. Relax as a barbershop quartet strolls and serenades, try out a summer lawn game, and step inside the Bloemendaal House for informal tours recalling the late 19th century bicycling craze. This family-friendly event offers a great end-of-season celebration before school resumes, amidst the abundant blooms of the Grace Arents Garden in all its late summer glory.  Regular Garden admission.

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment.  1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, 23223.   1:15pm Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; 1:30 p.m. Music program; 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Recommended for children over 6 years old.  This event is FREE, but you may purchase $5 advanced tickets and avoid the line.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Monday, August 29th

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

Henrico Concert Band in the Park.  7pm-9pm.  Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, VA 23231.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park by the lake listening to your favorite band music with Henrico Concert Band! In case of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled. There will be no rain date.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.

Tuesday, August 30th

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.

Flying Squirrels Game.  5:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.  Double header tonight!

Family Night at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  6pm-close.  Thunderbolt Indoor Karting.  $10 per Race for Groups of Two or More.  Thunderbolt is the perfect place for family fun! Thunderbolt Indoor Karting offers climate-controlled, indoor, electric go-kart racing. Electric karts also means customers won’t have to deal with exhaust fumes – a clean environment for your family. Thunderbolt’s karting experience is perfect for drivers of all experience levels. Their junior karts allow kids to feel the excitement of real racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. Junior drivers must be at least 48 inches tall. Centrally located in Chesterfield County just off Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Towne Center. Offer: Must pay together with a group of two or more. Cannot be combined with other coupons, specials or offers.

Wednesday, August 31st

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.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Make sure to join the free kids club.  Visit the website for ticket prices.