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.  Water Play in the Children’s Garden through September 30 (weather permitting)Cost is included in regular Garden admission.

Thursday, September 1st

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. September 1 is also an outdoor movie night at the Garden! Kick back on the Terrace Lawn to watch “The LEGO® Movie” from 8 – 10 p.m. 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, September 2nd

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.

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13).  Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Fri, Sep 2, at 7pm
Sat, Sep 2, at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. $1/ticket.

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

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

Saturday, September 3rd

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.

Family Classic Movies –Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. 10am. Byrd Theatre. Every Saturday Morning Through Mid September. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

Saturday Live at Meadow Farm.  Noon-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA.  Enjoy an afternoon of interactive, living history demonstrations as you explore this mid-19th century farm. Free.

Minecraft Club. 2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library.  Play Minecraft in the new Digital Media Lab. Join in with others on the dedicated server in the same Minecraft world.   Creative or survival? You decide! Online registration is required. Event is best suited for ages 8-12.  Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft.

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

Sunday, September 4th

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.

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

Monday, September 5th

Genworth Free Community Day.  9am-5pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Free admission all day!  The free admission includes one of the last chances to see the award-winning Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit which ends September 18. A record number of people have visited the Garden to see these sculptures created with half-a-million LEGO bricks. Free admission also includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and for players of Pokemon Go, the Garden will be purchasing lures to increase the number of Pokemon at the Garden on Labor Day.

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

Tuesday, September 6th

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.

Krafty Kids. 11:00 AM-11:30 AM. Sandston Branch Library. For ages 3-5. Create a craft.  Free.

Teen Back 2 School Nite. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. North Park Branch Library. Ring in the school year! Play games and catch up with friends. Make cool crafts for your locker or desk. Relax and enjoy FREE PIZZA. Find out about homework help and other programs @ North Park Library.  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, September 7th

Teen Writers’s Guild. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Teens are invited to join the writing group and learn about fiction writing and poetry through collaboration with other teen writers.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Area Library.  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, September 8th

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.

Henricus Home School Day – Early Colonial Virginia (ages 4–14).  10am-2pm.  Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA.  Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum.   Fee.

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.

Twilight Tales. 6:30 PM-7:15 PM. Glen Allen Branch Library. Join us for stories and activities celebrating grandparents, and make a gift for a special person in your life for Grandparents Day.  Free.

Friday, September 9th

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.

Saturday, September 10th

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.

Fall Open House.  9am-Noon.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  Fit some fun into your fall! Check out Romp n’ Roll their Free Open House and learn about memberships and flexible class schedules!  During the Fall Open House instructors will be leading super-fun activities in the gym, they will be giving away great raffle prizes, and the staff will be available to answer questions about classes and membership options!   This event is FREE but space is limited so call 804-364-6363 to RSVP today or visit the website and click the link on each homepage:  West End, Midlothian & Mechanicsville.

Family Classic Movies –The Music Man. 10am. Byrd Theatre. Every Saturday Morning Through Mid September. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons.

12th Annual RVA Peace Festival.  11am-5pm.  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226.  The mission of the 12th annual RVA Peace Festival is to celebrate peace and the beautiful diversity of Richmond, VA and beyond. The Festival is a free, family-friendly event that will feature performances by Ezibu Muntu African Dancers, the Latin Ballet of Virginia, the Richmond Boys Choir, and many more! Children will be able to take part in Art180’s Chalk for Peace exhibit and participate in fun, cooperative games. There will also be a huge meditation labyrinth, the Mini Memoir exhibit, the Healing Our Water exhibit, and many other exciting vendors and exhibitors to see and learn more about!  Free.

James And The Giant Peach Movie. 1:30 PM-3:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Watch the film James and the Giant Peach (1996) based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book. This event is part of Libbie Mill’s month-long Roald Dahl Centenary celebration.  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.

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, September 11th

Block Party.  4pm-6pm.  Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.  Enjoy a great afternoon of music, fellowship, and food on the lawn at Christ Church. The whole Christ Church community — as well as neighbors, partners & friends — are invited to come together to celebrate on this special day. The bluegrass band East of Afton will perform live and a variety of food will be available by food trucks on an affordable pay-as-you-go basis. There will be low-key games and lots of chances to fellowship with others. Bring your lawn chairs, invite your friends & neighbors, and be prepared to meet new people.

Monday, September 12th

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. HopeTree Foster Care Offices, 11745 Chester Road, Chester, VA 23831.  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 September 12th 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.

Tuesday, September 13th

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.

Dahl Day. 12:00 AM-12:00 AM. Varina Area Library. Come celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday!  Free.

Tinker Tots. 12:00 AM-12:00 AM. Varina Area Library. Ages 2-5 years. Drop by the library to tinker, play and build!  Free.

Krafty Kids. 3:30 PM-4:00 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Join us as we create a foam sculpture!  Free.

Dahl Day. 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Join us to celebrate the 100th birthday of author Roald Dahl! Dahl-centric crafts and activities will inspire creativity and ingenuity. Costumes encouraged! This event is part of Libbie Mill's month-long Roald Dahl Centenary celebration. Free.

Teen Game Night. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Join us for Table Tennis, beginner’s or competitive chess, and board games every second Tuesday at Twin Hickory.  Free.

Family Time. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Join us for Family Bingo!  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, September 14th

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.

Krafty Kids. 11:30 AM-12:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Join us as we make a fun craft!  Free.

Anime Club. 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Do you love Anime? Haven’t seen any but have been curious? Come enjoy popular Japanese animation. Kids will watch and discuss different Anime each time they meet, newer titles and classics will be included! Meeting in the Teen Area. Free.

Thursday, September 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.

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.

Stories & Such. 3:30 PM-4:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Make spin and spatter paintings!  Free.

Krafty Kids. 4:00 PM-4:30 PM. North Park Branch Library. Join us as we Fall into Fall with our Fall crafts!  Free.

Zen Garden Craft. 7:30 PM-8:30 PM. Fairfield Area Library. Ages 12-18: Looking for ways to ease your stress for the new school year? Join us and create your own peaceful and relaxing miniature Zen garden. Registration is required.  Free.

Friday, September 16th

Fall PlantFest.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am – 3pm.  No admission fee required; regular admission to visit the Garden Avid gardeners know fall is a great time for planting. The Fall PlantFest features vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers.

Science After Dark.  5pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Discover how everyday objects are assembled – by taking them apart! Grab some tools to tinker with toys and electronics before challenging your newfound knowledge in our trivia tournament at 6 pm. Head to The Dome for special all-live Cosmic Expeditions at 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm and stick around for a showing of Apollo 13 at 8 pm. After the shows, step outside to stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society.   Members enjoy free admission to Science After Dark activities; $5 or member pass for each Dome Feature. College students with ID will receive free admission.

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

Saturday, September 17th

Fall PlantFest.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am – 3pm.  No admission fee required; regular admission to visit the Garden Avid gardeners know fall is a great time for planting. The Fall PlantFest features vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers.

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

Glen Allen Day.  9:30am – 3pm.  Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen.  One of Henrico County’s largest outdoor festivals! The festivities kick off with a parade at 9:30 am on Mountain Road. Activities in the park include balloon animals by Miss Sheri the Clown, airbrush tattoos, arts, crafts and business fair, and local musicians on two stages. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Publick Day.  10am-5pm.  Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA.  The signature annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus. Watch 400 years of history come to life with living history re-enactments, military drills and more.  Free admission (Parking: $5/vehicle).

Hispanic Heritage Day!  10am-4pm.  CMoR Central location only.  Live music from local salsa band, Luis y su Revolu, Zumba Latin-inspired classes, free chips and salsa provided from Lalo’s Cocina, and more.  FREE with museum admission.

Max (PG).  Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Sat, Sep 17 at 10am & 2pm. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. $1/ticket.

Geocaching.  10am-Noon.  Maymont.  If you enjoy Maymont’s scavenger hunts, you’ll want to try this new way to “hunt.” Learn about geocaching – treasure hunting using GPS units or smart phones with geocaching apps. We will make signature items for cache trading, and get out on the grounds for geocaching challenges. Participants should bring a GPS unit to use during the program. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany child. Fee.

Paws to R.E.A.D. 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. Gayton Branch Library. Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Registration is required.  Free.

Krafty Kids. 11:00 AM-11:30 AM. North Park Branch Library. Fall into Fall with Fall crafts!  Free.

Creative Clothing Construction Workshop. 12:30 PM-5:30 PM. Sandston Branch Library.  Students in 6-12 grades. A mixed media workshop presented by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fashion Institute. Similar to the Project Runway design style, students make wearable art by reconstructing clothing, found objects, and recycled materials. Space is limited and registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Free.

Block Party. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Come build with us! Build and explore with legos and other blocks.  Free.

Code Breakers with Scratch. 2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Create your own games, animations, and stories! Learn how fun coding can be using Scratch 2.0 drag and drop blocks to make something new. All experience levels welcome. Registration is required.  Free.

Fall Window Art. 2:00 PM-3:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Get the teen room ready for fall and decorate the large glass windows.  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.

September 17th – September 18th

Family Camp-Out: Creatures of the James.   Friday, 6pm to Saturday, 9am.  Maymont Grounds.  The James River and its surrounding habitats are home to many amazing animals! Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterwards, we’ll make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont’s grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must be registered for every four children. Fee is per person, adult or child. Register by September 15. Participants will receive more information prior to the program.

Monday, September 19th

Baby Palooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  All children 18 months and under are invited to visit Romp n’ Roll for a FREE CLASS during Baby Palooza from September 19th to 24th!   Spend some one-on-one time connecting and encouraging your baby! Through fun stories, songs and activities, our Babies Class will help your child reach developmental milestones during a special time that’s just for you.  Click here for schedules for the West End, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville.  September 19th-24th.  Call 804-364-6363 to reserve your class. (Pre-registration is required!)  Free.

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

Maker Mashup. Noon.  Varina Area Library. Ages 5-11 years. Drop by the library to tinker, play and build!  Free.

Tuesday, September 20th

Baby Palooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  All children 18 months and under are invited to visit Romp n’ Roll for a FREE CLASS during Baby Palooza from September 19th to 24th!   Spend some one-on-one time connecting and encouraging your baby! Through fun stories, songs and activities, our Babies Class will help your child reach developmental milestones during a special time that’s just for you.  Click here for schedules for the West End, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville.  September 19th-24th.  Call 804-364-6363 to reserve your class. (Pre-registration is required!)  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.

Teen Writers Guild. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Play with your words! There will be writing challenges, talk about the craft of writing, do some more writing and share your work at the end of the night (if you want Snacks too.  Come hang out, meet other writers in our area. Don’t forget to bring a pen or pencil!  Free.

Teen Writers Guild. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Play with your words! Meet with fellow young writers in the area to write, share (if you want to) and discuss the craft.  Free.

Wednesday, September 21st

Baby Palooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  All children 18 months and under are invited to visit Romp n’ Roll for a FREE CLASS during Baby Palooza from September 19th to 24th!   Spend some one-on-one time connecting and encouraging your baby! Through fun stories, songs and activities, our Babies Class will help your child reach developmental milestones during a special time that’s just for you.  Click here for schedules for the West End, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville.  September 19th-24th.  Call 804-364-6363 to reserve your class. (Pre-registration is required!)  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.

Science and Stories. 10:30 AM-11:30 AM. Libbie Mill Library. What could be better than storytime? Science and stories! Enjoy a special 45 minute storytime with science experiments and discovery stations.

DIY Drum Machine for Teens. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Turn the Digital Media Lab at Twin Hickory into a drum machine! Use Scratch coding + Makey Makeys to program everyday objects to trigger drum sounds through contact – then try to play along with favorite songs! Registration is required.  Free.

Minecraft Club. 6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Play Minecraft in the new Digital Media Lab. Join in with others on our dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival? You decide! Online registration is required. Event is best suited for ages 8-12.  Registration is not required if you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft.  Free.

Thursday, September 22nd

Baby Palooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  All children 18 months and under are invited to visit Romp n’ Roll for a FREE CLASS during Baby Palooza from September 19th to 24th!   Spend some one-on-one time connecting and encouraging your baby! Through fun stories, songs and activities, our Babies Class will help your child reach developmental milestones during a special time that’s just for you.  Click here for schedules for the West End, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville.  September 19th-24th.  Call 804-364-6363 to reserve your class. (Pre-registration is required!)  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.

Family Time: Movie. 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. North Park Branch Library. Family time and watch Shaun the Sheep.  Refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Enjoy this Oscar nominated comedy.(2015, PG, 2015).  Free.

College Admissions 101. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Need help navigating the college admissions process? Join My College Fit’s Amy Jasper to learn how and when to apply for admission, the five factors admissions committees review, and the basics of financial aid. This event is intended for college-bound sophomores, juniors, seniors and parents.  Free.

Friday, September 23rd

Baby Palooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  All children 18 months and under are invited to visit Romp n’ Roll for a FREE CLASS during Baby Palooza from September 19th to 24th!   Spend some one-on-one time connecting and encouraging your baby! Through fun stories, songs and activities, our Babies Class will help your child reach developmental milestones during a special time that’s just for you.  Click here for schedules for the West End, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville.  September 19th-24th.  Call 804-364-6363 to reserve your class. (Pre-registration is required!)  Free.

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 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.

Saturday, September 24th

Baby Palooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  All children 18 months and under are invited to visit Romp n’ Roll for a FREE CLASS during Baby Palooza from September 19th to 24th!   Spend some one-on-one time connecting and encouraging your baby! Through fun stories, songs and activities, our Babies Class will help your child reach developmental milestones during a special time that’s just for you.  Click here for schedules for the West End, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville.  September 19th-24th.  Call 804-364-6363 to reserve your class. (Pre-registration is required!)  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.

Mickey Musical Playdate.  10:00-10:40am. Melody Magic Music Studio.  For ages 0-5 years.  M-I-C-K-E-Y… it’s everyone’s favorite guy! Come have a musical morning of fun, all centered around Mickey Mouse! We will dance, sing, and play instruments to all your favorite Mickey Mouse (and Minnie!) songs! This one is a kid favorite, so be sure to enroll now to save your spot! Ages 0-5 years, with a parent. Advance registration required.

Virginia Capitol Square Fair.  10am-3pm.   The historic grounds of the State Capitol to celebrate the Bicentennial of Capitol Square.  The Virginia Capitol Square Preservation Council will host a community outreach and education event in partnership with non-profit and public educators to offer families and visitors an array of history and conservation learning opportunities and to explore Virginia’s history and the natural environment. This event is free and open to the public.  Free parking is provided for all visitors in the 14th and Main parking deck (Lot 13).

The Great Pumpkin Fest.  Noon-5pm.  King’s Dominion.  The 50th anniversary of “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at this year’s Great Pumpkin Fest. It’s all fun and no fear with activities for the entire family to enjoy together. It’s trick or treat, with just the treats. The Great Pumpkin Fest is for guests 60″ and under.  Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. beginning September 24th.  Fee.

Roald Dahl Read-a- Thon. 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Children and adults are invited to share their favorite excerpts from James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or any of Dahl’s novels for children at our Roald Dahl Read-a- Thon. Participants bring the novels to life as they read aloud for friends, family, and library visitors! Sign-up information for the fifteen minute time-slots will be available at Libbie Mill on September 1st. Costumes encouraged! Free.

3D printing workshop for Teens. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. Varina Area Library. For grades 6-12.  See 3D printing in action! During this workshop, you will lean how to create your own 3D designs, download pre-made 3D models, and see an object being printed on the library's printer. Please bring a flash drive so you can save your designs. Registration is required.  Free.

Amazing Mr. B. 2:00 PM-3:00 PM. Gayton Branch Library. Magical fun for the whole family!  Free.

The Muppet Treasure Island Movie. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Watch The Muppet Treasure Island with us. Pirate costumes welcome. (1996, G, 99 min).  Free.

Learn the Basics of Photoshop Workshop for grades 6-12. 2:30 PM-5:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Learn Adobe Photoshop! Photoshop is a powerful, image-editing software with infinite possibilities! This class will provide a basic overview of tools and concepts that are fundamental for getting started in Photoshop. Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard & mouse, beginner experience with photography encouraged but not required. Registration is required.  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.

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, September 25th

The Great Pumpkin Fest.  Noon-5pm.  King’s Dominion.  The 50th anniversary of “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at this year’s Great Pumpkin Fest. It’s all fun and no fear with activities for the entire family to enjoy together. It’s trick or treat, with just the treats. The Great Pumpkin Fest is for guests 60″ and under.  Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. beginning September 24th.  Fee.

Monday, September 26th

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

Krafty Kids. 3:30 PM-4:15:00 PM. Glen Allen Branch Library. Join us as we make a silly hat.Free.

The Maker’s Lab. 6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Come join the Maker Movement!  Play, tinker and create! We will be leading a fun project and create something new. Materials provided, just bring your creativity and curiosity.Free.

Proud to be an American Concert. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Join the Henrico Pops Chorus for a concert filled with traditional patriotic selections such as the Star-Spangled Banner, This Land is Your Land, America the Beautiful, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Free.

Tuesday, September 27th

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.

Teen Writers Guild. 6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Meet with fellow young writers in the area to discuss the craft, share work, and explore great writing.  Free.

Financial Aid 101. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Varina Area Library. Confused about how, when, and where to get financial aid? A representative of GRASP will answer your questions in a program for high school students and their parents. GRASP, a non-profit, specializes in helping students find financial resources to continue education after high school.  Free.

Wednesday, September 28th

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.

Anime Club. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Do you love anime? Want to learn more about it? Join us as we gather to watch and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting, we’ll screen a different anime and enjoy everything from classic titles to new favorites.  Free.

College Admissions 101. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Twin Hickory Area Library. Need help navigating the college admissions process? Join My College Fit’s Amy Jasper to learn how and when to apply for admission, the five factors admissions committees review, and the basics of financial aid. This event is intended for college-bound sophomores, juniors, seniors and parents.  Free.

Thursday, September 29th

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.

College Admissions 101. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Tuckahoe Area Library. Need help navigating the college admissions process? Join My College Fit’s Amy Jasper to learn how and when to apply for admission, the five factors admissions committees review, and the basics of financial aid. This event is intended for college-bound sophomores, juniors, seniors and parents.

Financial Aid 101. 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Libbie Mill Library. Confused about how, when, and where to get financial aid? A representative of GRASP will answer your questions in a program for high school students and their parents. GRASP, a non-profit, specializes in helping students find financial resources to continue education after high school.  Free.

Teen Game Night. 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. Varina Area Library. Get your Game on! Join us in our new teen room and mingle with other teens who love games!  Free.

Friday, September 30th

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.