Events Calendar

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January 29th – February 14th

I Have a Dream.  Presented by Virginia Rep at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century.  1 hour.  Suggested for ages 7 and up.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Monday, February 1st

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Explore your creative side with Miss Lisa.  Free with admission.

Tuesday, February 2nd

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.

Exceptional Education Resource Fair.   4pm-6pm.  Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road.  Chesterfield County Public Schools invites parents and teachers of students with disabilities and students with disabilities to an exceptional education resource fair for grades K-12.  Registration is required by calling 639-8749.  Representatives from many organizations will offer information, and guest speakers will provide overviews of available services.  This is a free event.

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

Wednesday, February 3rd

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.

Mad Science Homeschool Workshop.  10am to 11am.   Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook.  Science workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10am for elementary age students. These workshops are perfect for homeschoolers. Workshops are $10 each, last approximately 60 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the
list of scheduled topics and to register.  Fee.

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

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

Fashion: Sewing Essentials.  5pm-7pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center.  Wednesdays, Feb 3, 10, & 17.  For kids ages 13 – 17. From basic hand stitching to operating a sewing machine, learn the fundamental skills to get your start in fashion. Fee.

Thursday, February 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.

Mad Science Preschool Workshop. 10am to 10:40am. Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook. Science preschool workshops will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 AM for preschool age students. Preschool workshops are $7 each, last approximately 40 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.  Fee.

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

Friday, February 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.

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

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

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

Saturday, February 6th

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

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.

Richmond Parents Monthly Summer Camp Fair. 10am – 3pm. The Place at Innsbrook, 4036 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Taylor’s Sweetheart’s Tea.  10am-11:30am.  First Baptist Church, Hanover County.  For ages 3 to 8.  Taylor would like to invite you to bring your sweetheart (son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter) to the finest tea/lemonade party around. Come dressed to impress, with your gloves, hats and boas (encouraged, but not required).  Kids will learn tea party manners, you can do a take home craft project with Taylor and of course don’t forget your camera for some great selfies with Taylor. Light refreshments will be served with tea.  Fee: $5 per couple.

Black History Month Celebration.  11am & 1pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.  Elijah Coles-Brown will perform as Frederick Douglass at 11am and recite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 1pm.  Free with museum admission.

Family Fish Printing.   11am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Behind the Scenes.  1pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Crafty Cultures.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 6 – 9. Visit the galleries to compare different handcrafted artifacts from around the world! Try your hand at weaving baskets and beading bracelets.  Fee.

Digital: Adobe Photoshop.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center Computer Lab.  For ages 13 – 17.  Learn to alter images and design graphics using the essential tools and functions of Adobe Photoshop.  Fee.

Open House at the Career and Technical Center.  1pm-3pm.  Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road.  Courses available at this site are A+/Cisco; automotive collision repair and refinish; automotive technology; baking and pastry arts; child development; commercial photography; computer systems technology; cosmetology; criminal justice; culinary arts; dental occupations; digital arts and design and 3-D animation; electricity; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; landscaping and turf management; legal systems administration; medical assistant; medical biotechnologies; medical systems administration; nail technician; Oracle; plumbing and pipefitting; practical nursing; precision machining technology; residential carpentry; urban farming; and veterinary science.

Open House at the Career and Technical Center.  2pm-4pm.  Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Courses available at this site are advanced CAD and modeling; baking and pastry arts; barbering; culinary arts; environmental biotechnologies; firefighting; global logistics and enterprise systems; health-assisting careers; homeland security; mechatronics; physical and occupational therapy; and veterinary science.

Swamp Things.  2:30pm.  Maymont  Nature Center.  Fee.

Arena Racing.  3pm.   Richmond Coliseum.  Professional stock car racing inside and under the lights.  Driver meet and greet one hour before the race.   Get a FREE kid’s general admission ticket (age 15 and under) with each paid adult general admission ticket purchased.

Sunday, February 7th

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

Sunday, February 7th & Monday, February 8th

Movies & More: The Lego Movie (PG).  Fri, Feb 7 at 7pm & Sat, Feb 8 at 2 & 7pm. Henrico Theatre.  Enjoy your favorite movies on the big screen again! Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: 652-1460.

Monday, February 8th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Explore your creative side with Miss Lisa.  Free with admission.

Foster Parent Orientation.  6pm-7pm.   Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.  Could you help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care 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, February 9th

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.

Homeschool Mornings: Food Chains or Seasons.  10am-10:45am.  Maymont Nature Center. Fee.

Homeschool Mornings: Who Goes There?  11am-Noon. Maymont Nature Center. Fee.

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

Short Pump Pals Clubhouse Meeting.  11am.  Short Pump Mall – Pals Clubhouse (upper level near LL Bean).  Have a magical time with Mike Klee Magic!  Free.

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

Wednesday, February 10th

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

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

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

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

Summer Camp Fair.  5:30pm-8pm.  Deep Run High School Commons Area, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen.  Find great options for both day and overnight camps.  In case of snow, the fair will be rescheduled to Feb 17th.

The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out for Once‘.   Arrival Time 6:45pm, show time 7:30pm.  Funny Bone Comedy Club, Short Pump Mall.  An evening of comedy, laughter, and parental commiseration. Fee.

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

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

Form & Sculpture.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Find inspiration from sculptures in Rodin: Evolution of a Genius and learn to hand build a small-scale sculpture with air-dry clay.  Fee.

Sculpture.  4:15 – 6 pm.   Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.   Thu, Feb 11, 18, & 25, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions).  For ages 9 – 12.  Explore 3-D masterpieces in the museum for inspiration, and then try your hand using different artist materials as well as repurposed items to create your own sculptural work of art.  Fee.

Friday, February 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.

Preschool Pottery: Love Bug.  10:30am-11:30am.  All Fired Up – all locations.  A shared creative experience, as they transform your child’s footprint into a cute love bug on a dinner plate to celebrate Valentine’s Day. These classes are geared toward kids 5 and under. Fee.

Hearts of Art.  5pm-7pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.   Recommended for children ages 5 – 12.  Fall in love with our crafty projects and share the gift of art. Create cards, design keepsake boxes, and more!  Fee.

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

Richmond Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”.   Feb. 12, 7:00pm; Feb. 13, 2:00pm & 7:00pm; and Feb. 14, 2:00pm.  The Carpenter Theatre.  “The greatest love story ever told is brought to life through Malcolm Burn’s passionate choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s soaring emotional score.  William Shakespeare’s masterful play is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague – the bard’s tragic tale has been woven together from the familiar threads of the ecstasy of a first love, the intensity of a violet hatred, and the wrenching heartbreak of loss. Colored by the richness of Prokofiev’s evocative and romantic score, this tale of young love destroyed by hate returns just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend.”  Tickets are on sale now, starting at $20, at etix.com or phone 800-514-3849.

Saturday, February 13th

Valentine’s Day Heart Dissection.  Noon & 3pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Don’t skip a beat and miss this exciting take on a romantic Valentine’s Day science experiment! Make a date with the Live Science Educators who will dissect and describe the inner workings of sheep hearts.  Also on Feb 14th.  Free with museum admission.

ChinaFest Year of the Fire Monkey!    11am–3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Celebrate the Lunar New year and the Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey and explore Chinese art and culture. Enjoy the Lion Dance and artist demonstrations. Learn about Chinese traditional arts by creating your own Peking Opera mask, a dragon puppet, decorative scroll, and a New Year lantern. Then get moving with a red ribbon dance instrument! Don’t forget to get your face painted as your favorite Zodiac Animal and head over to our “selfie setup” for a photo-op!  Free, no registration required. Entry to the Rodin: Evolution of a Genius exhibition not included. Visitors interested in visiting the special exhibition are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey.  11am-2pm.  CMoR Central.  Learn all about the traditions and culture behind Lunar New Year with performances, dances, and activities by local youth and adult Chinese organizations.   11am Lion Dance by the Richmond Chinese School;
11:00am – 2:00pm Calligraphy drawing by the Richmond Chinese School; 12:45pm – 1:30pm Traditional Costumed Dance by the Pacific Arts Troupe; 12:45pm – 1:30pm Traditional Costumed Dance by the Chinese Cultural Dance Club.  This event is free with museum admission.

Free Annual Winter Carnival Event.  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.  All activities and food are Free.  (snow date: February 20, 2016)

Style Weekly’s Kidz Connection & Camp Fair.  Noon-3pm. Science Museum of Virginia.  Free.

Second Saturday with The Story Lady.  1pm Barnes & Noble-Chesterfield Towne Center.  Kids always have a giggly good time with The Story Lady. Join children’s storyteller and author, Ali Pfautz, as she shares stories, songs, and poems. It’s a great afternoon activity for kids of all ages. Free.

Arena Racing.  3pm.   Richmond Coliseum.  Professional stock car racing inside and under the lights.  Driver meet and greet one hour before the race.   Get a FREE kid’s general admission ticket (age 15 and under) with each paid adult general admission ticket purchased.

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.

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.

Richmond Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”.   Feb. 12, 7:00pm; Feb. 13, 2:00pm & 7:00pm; and Feb. 14, 2:00pm.  The Carpenter Theatre.  “The greatest love story ever told is brought to life through Malcolm Burn’s passionate choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s soaring emotional score.  William Shakespeare’s masterful play is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague – the bard’s tragic tale has been woven together from the familiar threads of the ecstasy of a first love, the intensity of a violet hatred, and the wrenching heartbreak of loss. Colored by the richness of Prokofiev’s evocative and romantic score, this tale of young love destroyed by hate returns just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend.”  Tickets are on sale now, starting at $20, at etix.com or phone 800-514-3849.

Sunday, February 14th

Valentine’s Day Heart Dissection.  Noon & 3pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Don’t skip a beat and miss this exciting take on a romantic Valentine’s Day science experiment! Make a date with the Live Science Educators who will dissect and describe the inner workings of sheep hearts.  Also on Feb 13th.  Free with museum admission.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart: Musical Playdate.  4pm-4:40pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A love-themed playdate! Dance to “Love somebody”, play instruments to “I Love My Family” and enjoy many more love-themed activities!  Ages 0-6 years, with a parent. Advance registration required online.  Fee.

Richmond Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”.   Feb. 12, 7:00pm; Feb. 13, 2:00pm & 7:00pm; and Feb. 14, 2:00pm.  The Carpenter Theatre.  “The greatest love story ever told is brought to life through Malcolm Burn’s passionate choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s soaring emotional score.  William Shakespeare’s masterful play is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague – the bard’s tragic tale has been woven together from the familiar threads of the ecstasy of a first love, the intensity of a violet hatred, and the wrenching heartbreak of loss. Colored by the richness of Prokofiev’s evocative and romantic score, this tale of young love destroyed by hate returns just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend.”  Tickets are on sale now, starting at $20, at etix.com or phone 800-514-3849.

Monday, February 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.  Explore your creative side with Miss Lisa.  Free with admission.

Tuesday, February 16th

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.

Homeschool Mornings: One House, Two Worlds.  10am-11am.  Maymont Mansion.  Fee.

Homeschool Mornings: One House, Two Worlds.  11am-Noon.  Maymont Mansion.  Fee.

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

Third Tuesday with The Story Lady.  11am. Barnes & Noble-Libbie Place.  Join children’s storyteller and author, Ali Pfautz, for a giggly good storytime. The Story Lady will share her original tales and songs with children of all ages.  Free.

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

Wednesday, February 17th

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.

Mad Science in Homeschool Workshop.  10am to 11am.   Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook.  Science workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 AM for elementary age students. These workshops are perfect for homeschoolers. Workshops are $10 each,
last approximately 60 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the
list of scheduled topics and to register.

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

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

Thursday, February 18th

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.

Mad Science Preschool Workshop. 10am to 10:40am. Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook. Science preschool workshops will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 AM for preschool age students. Preschool workshops are $7 each, last approximately 40 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.  Fee.

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

Animal Explorers.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Discuss the habitats, basic needs, and characteristics of animals while drawing in the galleries. Learn how adding details and textures can enhance your drawings.  Fee.

Friday, February 19th

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

Science After Dark.  5pm-8pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  An epic evening of science activities! Set course for The Dome to enjoy a special all-live Cosmic Expedition taking off at 6:30 pm, then traverse the galaxy with a showing of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission.

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

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.

African-American Inventors and Inventions.  6:30-8pm. Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.  For ages 10-13.  Celebrate Black History Month by matching the inventors with their inventions. Have fun using your imagination and engineering skills to create an invention using the Z00 B Modeling System or Contraptions Plank Set. Enjoy pizza with your friends too! Register at 652-1408.  $10

Monster Jam.  7:30pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Monster Jam is a thrill-a-second four-wheel drive extravaganza featuring a variety of specialty events including Pro Stadium Trucks, Quad Wars, Demolition Derby and specialty thrill acts.   Children over age 2 need a ticket. Kids discount available for ages 2-12.   Fee.

Saturday, February 20th

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.

Following Light.  10:30am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 1/2 – 5 years.  Shadows and beams of light will illuminate your senses throughout the museum. Early learners will experiment with light in the classroom, galleries, and in creative works made in the studio.  Fee.

Black History Month Celebration.  11am & 1pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.  Elegba Folklore Society will perform two traditional African and African American dances.  Free with museum admission.

Monster Jam. 2pm and 7:30pm. Richmond Coliseum. Monster Jam is a thrill-a-second four-wheel drive extravaganza featuring a variety of specialty events including Pro Stadium Trucks, Quad Wars, Demolition Derby and specialty thrill acts. Children over age 2 need a ticket. Kids discount available for ages 2-12. Fee.

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.

Saturday, February 20th – Saturday, March 12th

Clean Closet LLC Semi- Annual Family Consignment Sale.  In the Creeks  at Virginia Center, 9986 Brook Road Glen Allen, VA 23059.  A combined Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Sale
Saturday February 20th,  10am to 8pm
Sunday February 21st,  12pm. to 5pm
Friday February 26th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday February 27th, 10am to 8pm
Sunday February 28th, 12pm to 5pm
Friday March 4th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday March 5th, 10am to 8pm
Sunday March 6th, 12pm to 5pm
Friday March 11th, 5pm to 8pm
Saturday March 12th, 50% Off Sale (marked items only), 10am. to 3pm

Sunday, February 21st
Monday, February 22nd

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Explore your creative side with Miss Lisa.  Free with admission.

Bonding with Baby.  12:30 – 1:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Ats, Art Education Center.  For ages 3 – 13 months.  Explore the interaction between parents and children in works of art in the VMFA collection while singing, playing, and creating with your baby.  Fee.

Tuesday, February 23rd

Homeschool Mornings: Habitats of Virginia or Hooray for Habitats.  10am – 10:45am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Homeschool Mornings: Bird Encounter with Owl Pellet Dissection.  11am-Noon.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Wednesday, February 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.

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

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

Thursday, February 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.

Henricus Home School Day – 17th-Century Science & Technology.   10am- 2pm.  Henricus Historical Park.  Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Students will work on social studies and science activities, with hands-on projects regarding how new science and technology of the 17th century helped colonize the New World: early navigation skills, medicine, understanding weather, the rise of the scientific method, and new inventions. Students will be divided by age for appropriate activities and curriculum. Registration is required by February 22 by calling (804) 318-8797.  For ages 5 – 14.  Fee.

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

Winter Wonderland.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Collage a wintery landscape with mixed-media materials like metallic paints and decorative papers in cool color combinations.  Fee.

Free Adoption Workshop.  6pm.  Jewish Family Services.  Interested in adoption? Looking for more information? Learn more about homestudies, post-placement services, international adoption and more from qualified JFS Social Workers.  *JFS offers scholarships and financial assistance for LGBT adoption thanks to generous funding from Diversity Richmond.   RSVP to adoption@jfsrichmond.org.

Harlem Globetrotters 2016 World Tour.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

Friday, February 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.

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

Saturday, February 27th

RAMOM Everything For Kids Sale. 8am-11am. Chickahominy Middle School in Mechanicsville. A sale by moms of multiples. CASH and Credit (MC and Visa) accepted.

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.

Black History Month Celebration.   Children’s Museum – Central.   From 11am & 1pm, Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation will engage children in fun, interactive performances.  From 4pm – 5pm, Bright Star Touring Theatre will perform “George Washington Carver & Friends”.   Free with museum admission.

African Americans at Dabbs.  1pm-3pm.   Dabbs House Museum.  Discover the many roles African Americans played in the 150+ year history of Dabbs House. Learn the latest information discovered during four separate 15 minute presentations. Learn about the Dabbs’ family slaves, Perry Parks, the enslaved valet of General Lee, and the residents of the almshouse. Meet an African American Civil War soldier, who will share the little known role of African Americans in the Battle of New Market Heights.  For all ages.  Free.

Monster Jam. 3pm. Richmond Coliseum. Monster Jam is a thrill-a-second four-wheel drive extravaganza featuring a variety of specialty events including Pro Stadium Trucks, Quad Wars, Demolition Derby and specialty thrill acts. Children over age 2 need a ticket. Kids discount available for ages 2-12. 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, February 28th
Monday, February 29th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Explore your creative side with Miss Lisa.  Free with admission.

Listen, Touch, & Tell.  12:30pm-1:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 3 – 13 months.  Discover how an infant’s senses are engaged while experiencing VMFA. Observe your baby’s discoveries during our gallery tour, movement activities, story time, and multisensory art experience!  Fee.