Events Calendar

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Now Open!  The Science Museum of Virginia’s newest touring exhibition, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!  Based on H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the popular PBS KIDS® television series, Curious George’s world jumps off the pages and screen before your very eyes. Take a journey through George’s neighborhood where he lives with his best friend, the Man with the Yellow Hat, and explore the familiar places and beloved characters you know and love. Included with Museum admission.

Half-Price Admission Days at Lewis Ginter.  Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission now through Feb. 28th.

 

Friday, February 1st

MAYMONT’S TODDLER TIME: HAPPY HEARTS.  Four-session program: Fridays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22.  10-11am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Share the love with Maymont’s furry, feathered and finned friends in February. Each session in this four-week program includes free play in the Discovery Room, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animals. You and your toddler might even make a few new friends! Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. Fee.

Jurassic World (Rated PG-13). Feb 1 at 7pm and Feb 2 at 2pm & 7pm.  Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Elephant & Piggy Party. 4:00pm. Twin Hickory Area Library.  Grades K-2 are invited to enjoy games and activities inspired by Mo Willems’ famous book series. Free.

Kids Fun Night.  6pm-8pm.  All Fired Up – both locations.  Get ready for Valentine’s Day. Create a wet clay heart plaque, paint a ceramic bowl AND enjoy a pizza dinner!  The cost is $25 per child and is for ages 6 and up.  Reservations are required by noon on Friday, February 1st so call today!

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Saturday, February 2nd

Robots and Mudpies Preschool Open House.  9am-Noon.  Robots and Mud Pies π Preschool is the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) focused preschool in the Richmond area.   Robots and Mud Pies π Preschool is a half day program for children ages 2 years old through 5 years old with a morning session and an afternoon session.  They believe children are highly motivated, independent explorers and investigators who should be honored and respected for their potential and capabilities.  To that end they hope to create an environment where children are excited to learn through hands-on experiences. Robots and Mud Pies π Preschool is now holding open houses for families interested in learning more about enrollment for the fall of 2019. Please check out the website at www.RobotsAndMudPiesPreschool. com or call us at (804) 447-3329.

Kids Workshop – Heart Candy Box.  9am-Noon.  Local Home Depot stores.  Join the hands-on Kids Workshop and you and your child can build a special project.  All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and must be accompanied by an adult  Registration required – select your local store.  Free.

Glen Allen Community Montessori Winter Open House. 9am to 12pm.  An open house for prospective families. GACM is enrolling for both this school year and for the 2019-20 school year.  Glen Allen Community Montessori School was born from a desire to bring an affordable Montessori option to the larger Richmond community. As a former Montessori parent, Board President Brei Stevenson felt there wasn’t an answer for gifting children the beauty of the Montessori curriculum without sacrificing one’s livelihood to do so.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Family Classic Movies – Rock A Doodle.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

SAT Practice Test. 10:00am. Tuckahoe Area Library. Flamingo Tutoring will conduct a 4-hour SAT practice test. Limited to 30 teens who are rising high school juniors and seniors.

Music @ the Museum – Infants.  10:30-11:45am.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 3-13 months.  Make some noise with bells, drums, and shakers! Search for instruments in the galleries, then create musical art of your own.  Fee.

Music @ the Museum – Toddlers.  10:30-11:45am.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 14-30 months.  Make some noise with bells, drums, and shakers! Search for instruments in the galleries, then create musical art of your own.  Fee.

Groundhog Day Celebration. 10:30am. Libbie Mill Library.  For Preschoolers (3-5 years).  Celebrate Groundhog Day and find out if the groundhog sees his shadow! Learn about groundhogs, make a groundhog craft, and meet Libbie Mill Louie—a real puppet groundhog! This program is in lieu of the usual Family Storytime in the Storytime Room. Free.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Science Play Saturday. 11:00am. Sandston Branch Library. For Grades K-5. Join us for STEM free play with building bricks, snap circuits, and more! Free.

History of Digital Music Lab for Tweens. 2:00pm. Varina Area Library. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the origins of modern popular music genres and techniques through a creative lens. While learning about the artists who have contributed to the popularization of sampled and digital music, attendees will learn the basics of FL Studio in the Digital Media Lab.

Jurassic World (Rated PG-13). 2pm & 7pm.  Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Sunday, February 3rd

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Monday, February 4th

Busy Hands. 3:30pm. Twin Hickory Area Library.  Make Valentine Love Bugs.  Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children ages 3-5 with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Minds of All Kinds.  4pm-8pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  A free sensory friendly evening at the Museum developed for guests with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Enjoy a less crowded environment and hands-on activities that will pique the curiosity of the young to young at heart. Watch a giant screen movie in the Dome, challenge your creativity in Challenge Lab, and journey through the Exhibit Galleries.  This is a free event. Space is limited so advance registration is required

Junior Great Books Level I. 4:00pm. Libbie Mill Library. The winter session meets January 7, 14, 28 and February 4. These four Monday afternoon sessions (appropriate for ages 7-9) will inspire close reading and rich discussion of world literature using the Shared Inquiry method. Children will hone their critical thinking and communication skills while exploring fiction, essays, and poetry. Curious readers welcome! For older children ages 9-12, Junior Great Books Level II is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15. Free.

Tuesday, February 5th

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

Kids Escape Room. 3:00pm. Fairfield Area Library. For Ages 6+. Attention Kid detectives and puzzle fans: have we got an event for you! Join us as we work together to crack the code and break out of Fairfield’s very own escape room! Free.

Wednesday, February 6th

Winter Storytime.  10:30am.  Agecroft Hall & Gardens.  Celebrate the coldest season with stories about polar bears, penguins, snow, and Valentine’s Day.  Fee.

Camera Basics for Grades 6-12. 6:30pm. Libbie Mill Library. Learn about the different types of camera shots used in professional film making you can apply to your own movies. We’ll also discuss video shooting tips and tricks to help improve your video productions. Then try out your new knowledge by shooting some video at the library. Video recording devices will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own. Free.

The Maker’s Lab: Building Catapults, Angry Birds Style! 6:30pm. Varina Area Library. For Teen (Grade 6-12). Those pesky pigs have gone and stolen our eggs! It’s up to you to build catapults to knock down their structures and take your eggs back! Unleash your creative rage as we build feathery friends, peeving pigs, formidable fortresses, and killer catapults. Battle each other and you will be able to take home your own angry birds! This program will be held in the Teen Department. Free.

Thursday, February 7th

My Place.  10:30–11:30am for ages 14–30 months and 4pm-5pm for ages 14–30 months.  VMFA Art Education Center.  Identify your favorite places and make connections to your home and neighborhoods, all while exploring the museum. Fee.

Krafty Kids. 4:00pm. North Park Branch Library. Make a Valentine craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children from preschool to grade 5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Writing on the Wall. 4:15–6pm.  VMFA Art Education Center, Studio 2.  For ages 5–8. Explore a language of pictures and words, stylized figures, animals, and plants to communicate a sense of life. Build a mini-pyramid and practice using hieroglyphs. Fee.

Perfect Papers.  Thu, Feb 7, 14, 21, 4:15–6 pm (3 sessions).  VMFA Art Education Center, Studio 1.  For ages 9–12.  Discover exciting and unique ways to decorate paper with stamps and patterns. Use your papers to make embellished collages and cards.  Fee.

Teen Poetry Slam Workshop. 6:00pm. Fairfield Area Library. This will be a two part program. The first part will be February 7th starting at 6 PM, and will feature presenters from the Writers Den RVA, who will give an overview of the history of slam poetry, as well as the techniques that go in to it! Join us again February 21st at 6 PM to try your hand at slam poetry, and participate in the East End Teen poetry slam competition! Free.

Special Focus Tour: Wizards, Magic, & Potions.  6pm. Agecroft Hall & Gardens.  For all ages.  You don’t need the popular books or movies – experience the magical world of wizards live at Agecroft!  Fee.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  Feb 7th – Feb 10th.  Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theater, 1600 Learning Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114.  Presented by Characterworks.  Visit the website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Friday, February 8th

Preschool Music. 10:30am. Twin Hickory Area Library. Music program for ages 3 to 5 that develops early literacy skills through books, songs, instruments and movement. Free.

CarMax $1 Dollar Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  CMoR Downtown, 2626 W Broad St.  Museum admission is only $1 per person for the entire family!

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  Feb 7th – Feb 10th.  Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theater, 1600 Learning Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114.  Presented by Characterworks.  Visit the website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Saturday, February 9th

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

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Family Valentines at the Farm. 11am–11:45am.  Maymont Farm Classroom.  Treat your favorite farm animals, friends and family to some hand-crafted creations for Valentine’s Day. Make holiday themed enrichment goodies for your furry and feathered farm friends, and craft unique Valentine cards with real animal footprints to give to your human loved ones. Enjoy some cozy cuddles with a few animals, too! All ages welcome. Register by February 8. Fee.

Paws to R.E.A.D.  11:00am. Gayton Branch Library. Ages 6+. Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend! Register online or call 501-1960. Free.

Krafty Kids. 11:00am. North Park Branch Library. Make a Valentine craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children from preschool to grade 5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Behind the Scenes.  1:30pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Maymont Nature Center. Thirteen aquariums and more than 200 animals require more care than meets the eye. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.)  Fee.

Family Movie. 2:00pm. North Park Branch Library. Suggested for ages 10 an up, watch A Wrinkle in Time. Meg meets three supernatural beings who help her rescue her missing father. (PG, 2018, 109 min.) Free.

Makey Makey Keyboards. 2:30pm. Varina Area Library. For Teens (Grade 6-12). Use simple coding software (Scratch) to program a playable keyboard, make a keyboard from recycled materials then play it! Free.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  Feb 7th – Feb 10th.  Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theater, 1600 Learning Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114.  Presented by Characterworks.  Visit the website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Sunday, February 10th

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Lunar New Year Celebration.  10am-4pm.  Children’s Museum Downtown.  Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Children’s Museum Downtown. Watch live performances from Pacific Arts Dance Troupe, Yu Dance Arts, and Richmond Chinese Performing Art Group. Create a dragon parade puppet or make a red lantern; practice Chinese calligraphy with the Richmond Chinese School, and checkout the Central Virginia Chinese School’s activity stations! Free with museum admission.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart.  10am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  A love-themed playdate! We will dance to “Love somebody”, play instruments to “I Love My Family” and enjoy many more love-themed activities! Your child will LOVE Kindermusik, and you will LOVE the smiles on their faces when you enjoy class together! Ages 0-5 years, with a parent. Advance registration required and space is limited!

The Underwater Bubble Show.  1pm.  Altria Theater.  Inspired by the artistry of Cirque du Soleil, this lavish Latvian production uses drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, sand art and theatrical magic to whisk families to an imaginary bubble world bursting with possibilities. Fee.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.  Feb 7th – Feb 10th.  Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theater, 1600 Learning Loop, Midlothian, VA 23114.  Presented by Characterworks.  Visit the website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Monday, February 11th

Open Jump.  Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Foster Parent Information Session.  6:30pm-7:30pm. HopeTree Family Services Foster Care Offices, 11745 Chester Rd., 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 February 11th  at 6:30 p.m. in Richmond to learn more about how your family can become a foster family.  Call (804) 201-9006 or emailShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.

Tuesday, February 12th

Toddler Playtime.  10-11:30am.  Pump It Up Hanover.  A great opportunity to socialize your child while giving them the chance to explore and play naturally. There will be snack and a story afterwards.  Fee.

Play Time. 10:30am. Gayton Branch Library. For birth-24 months. Play is how young children learn! Join this play group to develop early literacy skills, make new friends, and have fun! Free.

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

Busy Hands. 3:30pm. Twin Hickory Area Library. Make Valentine Love Bugs.  Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for children ages 3-5 with an adult.   Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

3D Printing & Design Workshop for Grades 5-12. 6:30pm. Libbie Mill Library. Learn how to design objects and print in 3D with the library’s 3D printers. Discuss the real world applications of 3D printing technology, see a printer in action, and practice designing in 3D using Tinkercad so you can submit a 3D design to be printed at the library. Please bring a thumb-drive so you can save your design. Please be on time and be aware that if you are late 5 minutes or more for class, your seat may be given away. Free.

Wednesday, February 13th

Mommy and Me and Daddy, too. 10am.  The Square at Willow Lawn.  Join Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of EVERY month from 10am to 11:30am as they  host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents´ interaction with their children.  This month – Jonathan the Juggler.  Free.

Busy Hands. 10:30am. Gayton Branch Library. Make a Valentine’s Day craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult.Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Busy Hands. 10:30am. Libbie Mill Library. Make a Valentine’s Day craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult.  Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Elementary Explorers. 3:30pm. Varina Area Library. For Grades K-5. Explore different Science, Technology, Engineering and Math topics through fun, hands-on activities, challenges and demonstrations. Free.

Drawing: Figures and Forms.  Wed, Feb 13, 20, 27, 5 – 7 pm (3 sessions).  VMFA.  For ages 13 – 17.  Increase your proficiency in drawing the human figure. Work from instructional guidance and observations to practice proportion, tone, and line quality. Fee.

Crafts for Charity. 6:00pm. Tuckahoe Area Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Show RVA some love this Valentine’s Day. Hands-on projects that combine creativity and good works to help local organizations in need. Please bring any community service forms needed by your school. Free.

Black History Month Teen Movie Screening. 6:00pm. Fairfield Area Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Watch The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. The first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party and its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. (Not Rated, 1 hr 55 min). Want to learn more about this subject, or other civil rights movements? Ask a librarian after the screening! Free.

Great Gayton Escape! 6:00pm. Gayton Branch Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Do you and your friends have what it takes to escape the Gayton Library? Are you a natural puzzler, or sleuth? Join us for a fun night of challenging breakout puzzle games. You will find that the proof is in the puzzle! Free.

Tween STEM Club. 6:30pm. North Park Branch Library. For Grades 4-7. Hands-on learning and experimentation featuring a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math topics for tweens presented in a fun and challenging way. Each month the club will feature a different topic such as coding, edible experiments, paper airplanes, candy science, lava lamps and more! Free.

Teen STEM Club. 7:30pm. North Park Branch Library. For Grades 8-12. Hands-on learning and experimentation featuring a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math topics for teens presented in a fun and challenging way. Each month the club will feature a different topic such as coding, edible experiments, paper airplanes, candy science, lava lamps and more! Free.

Baby Play Time. 9:30am. Twin Hickory Area Library. For under age 2, with an adult. Playing leads to early learning. Make new friends and enjoy the fun! Free.

Thursday, February 14th

My Place.  10:30–11:30am for ages 14–30 months and 4pm-5pm for ages 14–30 months.  VMFA Art Education Center.  Identify your favorite places and make connections to your home and neighborhoods, all while exploring the museum. Fee.

Busy Hands. 11:15am. Tuckahoe Area Library.  Create a Valentine’s Day craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Stories ‘n’ Such. 3:30pm. Twin Hickory Area Library.  Make Winter Wonderland Scenes.  Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity. Designed for grades K-5 with an adult.  Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Valentine’s Day Fun. 3:30pm. Glen Allen Branch Library. Best fit for ages 3-7. Our heart themed program will feature stories about love and kindness and a mushy gushy heart-themed craft. Free.

For the Love of Art.  4:15–6pm.  VMFA Art Education Center.  For ages 5–8. Fall in love with handmade graphic art projects–from lettering to illustrating designs on cards. Fee.

Richmond Ballet presents Cinderella.  Feb 14th – 17th.  Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center.  Visit the website for showtimes.

Friday, February 15th

Preschool Dance Party. 10:30am. Libbie Mill Library. For Preschoolers (3-5 years). Young children learn a great deal through music and movement. Come get your groove on!  We’re going to jump and jive and enjoy moving our bodies to some rockin’ tunes. Bring your water! Due to program limitations, they are unable to accommodate group visits for this program.  Please call to arrange something special for your group. Free.

Create a Cooperation Quilt. 3:30pm. Twin Hickory Area Library. Grades 3-5 are invited to join in making a Cooperation Quit, inspired by the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Free.

Glow Jump.  5-6:30pm.  Pump It Up Hanover.  They turn down the lights and turn up the fun for a whole different experience! Black lights and LED special effects make for a great time for kids of all ages, so make it a family affair! $11 includes admission and a glow necklace & bracelet.

Science After Dark: It’s All About Attraction. 5pm-8pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Explore the science of attraction – well, magnetism. Check out magnetizing hands-on activities, such as the Van de Graff Generator, magnetic hairstyles, a magnetic putty tub fun and a special magnet activity for our youngest scientists, 5 and under! They’ll also dissect a sheep heart in honor of the heart-themed holiday. Fee.

Richmond Ballet presents Cinderella.  Feb 14th – 17th.  Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center.  Visit the website for showtimes.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Parent’s Night Out.  6:30-9:30pm.  Pump It Up.  Kids will jump, slide, play games and have pizza.  This event is geared towards ages 6yrs – 12yrs.  Fee.

Saturday, February 16th

NEW! Free, sensory friendly performance of Huck & Tom at VA Rep. 10:30 a.m.  We are proud to offer free, sensory friendly performances for children with autism and other sensory, social, or learning disabilities. With input from Exception and Special Education Specialists, Outreach Coordinators and other Autism specialists from The Faison School, Autism Society of Central Virginia, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Henrico Public Schools, Northstar Academy, and Commonwealth Autism.  We’ve adapted Huck & Tom and the Mighty Mississippi to provide a welcoming atmosphere for this specific population at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.    Theatre staff, volunteers, and performers understand that some of those in the audience may vocalize and move around throughout the performance. These select performances will not be available to the general public so that we can better serve the special needs of children with autism and their families.  Limited availability. To request seats, please call the box office Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (804) 282-2620.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Family Classic Movies – Wonderstruck.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Move and Groove Storytime. 11:00am. Glen Allen Branch Library. Best for ages 3+ with an adult. Enjoy dance, music and stretching activities in this playful, interactive storytime. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits at storytimes. Free.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Storytelling With Tangrams. 2:00pm. Libbie Mill Library. Tangrams are a type of geometric puzzle from ancient China that use shapes to create various figures. Share a story told through tangrams, learn to build tangram animal shapes, then use our imaginations to create a story with tangrams. Tangrams combine elements of geometry, storytelling, creativity, and hands-on learning. This program is best suited for children in grades 2-5. Free.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (PG). 2pm & 5pm.  Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Anime Club. 2:00pm. Twin Hickory Area Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Watch and discuss anime at Twin Hickory! Bring your friends, and join us as we celebrate Japanese animation together. Free.

Video Game Tournament. 2:00pm. North Park Branch Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Calling all gamers! PS4 and Wii for tournament play in the large meeting room.  Enjoy an afternoon of gaming and snacks! Free.

Tween Anime Club. 2:00pm. Tuckahoe Area Library. For Ages 9+. Love anime and manga? Join us for a fun craft, Japanese snacks, a movie, or some anime shorts! Free.

Minecraft for Tweens and Teens. 2:30pm. Varina Area Library. Come play Minecraft.  Join in with other kids 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. Free.

Family Movie: Finding Nemo.  3:00pm. Sandston Branch Library. Watch Finding Nemo on our big screen, and enjoy some treats! (2003, G, 101 min.).  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Free.

Richmond Ballet presents Cinderella.  Feb 14th – 17th.  Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center.  Visit the website for showtimes.

Sunday, February 17th

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Richmond Ballet presents Cinderella.  Feb 14th – 17th.  Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center.  Visit the website for showtimes.

Liberty or Death Reenactment.  Historic St John’s Church.  Come witness the extraordinary rhetoric of Patrick Henry as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King!  1:15 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30 PM Music program begins. 1:45 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity).  Tickets are required.

Monday, February 18th

Open Jump.  Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Tuesday, February 19th

Pop Up Play. 10:00am. Tuckahoe Area Library. Drop in to play with other toddlers and their caregivers.  They supply the toys and activities!

Celebrate African American Inventors. 10:30am. Twin Hickory Area Library. For Preschoolers (3-5 years). Activities highlighting the history of amazing inventions and African-American inventors!  Play a few group games and also have free play to tinker with your own inventions using various building toys!

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

Toddler Explorers. 3:30pm. Gayton Branch Library. For ages 24-36 months with an adult. Develop your child’s early literacy and fine motor skills through hands-on art and sensory play.Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits for this program. Please call the library to arrange something special for your group.

Teen Game Break. 6:30pm. Twin Hickory Area Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Play new, innovative, and fun board and card games with us! Our games promote teamwork and critical thinking, and they feature easy-to-understand rules. Let our teen volunteers teach you how to play.

Wednesday, February 20th

Homeschool Happenings: One House, Two Worlds.  11am. Maymont Mansion.  Maymont’s unique history provides a rich resource that awakens students to ideas and events of the past and a connection to how the past affects their lives today. Students examine the turn of the 20th century – a complex and often neglected period of history – as they explore the perspectives of employer and employee, server and served, represented within Maymont Mansion. Ages 8 and older. Register online by February 19. Fee.

K-2 Bookworms. 3:30pm. Tuckahoe Area Library. For grades K-2 only. Interactive book discussion group for readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. They will read a book together during the program and do a fun, book-related activity.

Mad Scientists’ Club. 4:00pm. Glen Allen Branch Library. Best for ages 8-12. Explore science, technology, engineering, and math through fun, hands-on activities.

Minecraft Club. 6:00pm. Libbie Mill Library. Play Minecraft.  Join in with other kids 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.

Pop Up Play. 9:30am. Varina Area Library. Drop in to play with other toddlers and their caregivers.  They’ll supply the toys and activities!

Thursday, February 21st

JUST ADDED!  Summer Camp Fair.  Deep Run High School.  5:30pm – 8pm.  This camp fair is coordinated for elementary and middle school parents to find out more about upcoming summer camps. There will be camps from throughout the area with booths setup to provide you more information, answer questions, and even register your kids on the spot. The fair is geared toward parents to get all the information about this summer camps in one place but the entire family is welcome to attend. Free.

Science and Stories. 10:30am. Libbie Mill Library. Bring out your preschooler’s inner scientist with this event that will feature experiments, hands on activities, and discovery stations. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult.

My Place.  10:30–11:30am for ages 14–30 months and 4pm-5pm for ages 14–30 months.  VMFA Art Education Center.  Identify your favorite places and make connections to your home and neighborhoods, all while exploring the museum. Fee.

Wired Sculptures.  4:15–6pm.  VMFA Art Education Center. For ages 5–8. Practice drawing sculptures then turn your drawings into sculptures! Focus on line and form while bending and twisting wire into three-dimensional models of people. Fee.

Teen Poetry Slam Competition. 6:00pm. Fairfield Area Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Tonight is the night for the East End Teen poetry slam at Fairfield Library! Show off your new learned skills from the workshop, or drop in to check out an awesome and fun evening!

Friday, February 22nd

Rescue a Fairy Tale Character. 10:30am. Twin Hickory Area Library. Children ages 3-5 with their adult helpers will use STEM methods to help rescue a fairy tale character from disaster.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Family Camp-In: Winter Adventures.  Maymont Nature Center.  Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 23 @ 9:00 am.  Whether winter makes you want to huddle, burrow, celebrate or hibernate, you’ll discover an animal just like you during this cool overnight adventure. Learn the cold-weather habits of native animal species during an evening hike of the grounds, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterwards, make s’mores and listen to stories around the campfire. Following a night in the Nature Center galleries, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must be registered for every four children. Register by February 19. Participants will receive more information prior to the program. Fee.

Saturday, February 23rd

Girls Day – All Day.  9am-4pm. Half-day program also available from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm.  Maymont Nature Center & Maymont Mansion. An exciting day of learning about women in history and life science STEM careers. Attend fun-filled sessions covering a variety of topics, including wildlife monitoring and field conservation projects, contributions of women throughout history, creating art inspired by the beautiful grounds and amazing animals at Maymont, historic vehicles and the care of carriage horses, and more. Spend the morning, the afternoon or stay the whole day! Snacks provided; girls may bring a bagged lunch. Ages 7-12. Register online by February 20. Click here to view session descriptions. Fee.

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

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Family Classic Movies – Troop Beverly Hills.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Black History Month Celebration. 10am-4pm. Children’s Museum Downtown. Celebrate with energetic performances from Ezibu Muntu African Dance at 11:30am and 1:30am. Learn more about inspiring African American inventors and historical figures at one of our Education Stations, where you can construct a rocket launcher and picture yourself in space like marvelous Mae Jemison; or imagine you are chartering a bank like the magnificent Maggie Walker. Free with museum admission.

Painting: Pouring Acrylics.  1–4pm.  VMFA Art Education Center. For ages 13 – 17. Experiment with various pouring techniques and learn how to create “cells” within vibrant, painterly compositions. Fee.

Richmond Symphony Concert.  2pm.  Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway.  Enjoy as the Richmond Symphony performs Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni.” The Symphony will also perform Avartan by Indian-American composer Reena Esmail.

Sunday, February 24th

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these free presentation with nature center admission.

Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Ambassadors.  2pm.  Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road.  Join Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion Ambassadors (5th-8th graders) for a performance that tells the tales of Anansi, the Spider Man, from the folktales of the Ashanti of West Africa. Anansi uses his cunning ways and intelligence to prove his worth, overpowering creatures much larger than himself.

Monday, February 25th

Teen Art Studio. 6:00pm. Varina Area Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Drop by Teen Art Studio for some fun, hands-on creativity! They’ll discuss different styles of art and do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All artistic skill levels are welcome! No registration required.

Improv! for Ages 12-14. 6:30pm. Libbie Mill Library. Get silly doing improv comedy at the library! Learn fun improv games used by groups and theaters all over the world. Only for those who enjoy having fun, laughing, and trying something new! No experience necessary. No wrong answers.

Tuesday, February 26th

Toddler Playtime.  10-11:30am.  Pump It Up Hanover.  A great opportunity to socialize your child while giving them the chance to explore and play naturally. There will be snack and a story afterwards.  Fee.

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

Up your Instagram Game: Making Boomerang Videos in Adobe Premiere. 6:30pm. Varina Area Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Are you interested in improving your Instagram? This program will teach video editing basics in Adobe Premiere. Bring your own video files and learn how to create the Boomerang style looping video effect for social media or just for fun!

Teen Art Studio. 7:00pm. Libbie Mill Library. Discuss different styles of art and do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All artistic skill levels are welcome! No registration required.

Wednesday, February 27th

Homeschool Happenings: Victorian High Tech & STEM Lab.  11am. Maymont Mansion & Stone Barn.  When was this invented? How did that work? Visit Maymont Mansion and marvel at the latest up-to-date comforts of an 1890s home: electricity, central heat, indoor plumbing, telephone service, an elevator and more. The program includes a STEM lab with fun make-and-take activities. Register by February 26. Fee.

Anime Club. 6:00pm. Sandston Branch Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Watch and discuss new and classic Anime at each meeting.

Anime Club. 7:00pm. Libbie Mill Library. For Teens (Grades 6-12). Watch and discuss new and classic Anime at each meeting.

Thursday, February 28th

My Place.  10:30–11:30am for ages 14–30 months and 4pm-5pm for ages 14–30 months.  VMFA Art Education Center.  Identify your favorite places and make connections to your home and neighborhoods, all while exploring the museum. Fee.

Dream On. 4:15–6pm.  VMFA Art Education Center. For ages 5–8. Change the rules of gravity and perspective through altering images while creating a Surrealist-style work of art.

Video Game Tournament. 6:00pm. Varina Area Library. Teens (Grades 6-12). This goes out to all the gamers in the world! PS4, Xbox or Wii U, for tournament play in the teen department. Snacks and controllers will be provided!

Code Club. 6:30pm. Varina Area Library. For Grades K-5.  Learning computer science is easy with hands-on activities and fun computer-related games. No experience is required and all levels of learning are welcome for this monthly club.