February 4th – 10th

valentines picHappy Valentine’s Day to Everyone!

We’ve got lots of fun events posted on our calendar and we’ll update it daily. You can also see the week-at-a-glance as we post events weekly too – making it easier for parents raising kids in the Richmond area!

For the scoop on the plays and performances around town – including inexpensive movies, click here.

To have an event posted on the Completely Kids events listing, send us an email.

Tuesday, February 5th

Little Kids; Big Questions: Potty Training.  9:30am-10:30 am.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Club Mom.  9am-11am.  Chesterfield Towne Center.  Club Mom occurs the first Tuesday of every month in our Food Court from 9-11 a.m. and features great entertainment, fun giveaways for the adults, and free breakfast for children 12 years or younger. (Breakfast tickets are given out until 10:30 a.m. and are valid until 10:45 a.m. on Club Mom event days.).  Would you like to become a member? Stop by the Registration Table and sign up. They do ask for a one time dollar donation that goes to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). Your donation is appreciated!  This month – National Geographic Kids.

Young @ Art: Celebrate China.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool & Kids Programs.  Fee.

Young @ Art: Celebrate China.  3pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool & Kids Programs.  Fee.

Garden Explorations for Families- Birds in Winter.  3:30pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Children (all ages) with accompanying adult. Enjoy story time and a fun-filled adventure while exploring different areas of the Garden. We observe our surroundings using a variety of hands-on activities and take-home treasures. Themes change each month and new stories, activities and garden areas are introduced each week. Garden Explorations for Families is an excellent opportunity for homeschoolers!  Fee.

Wednesday, February 6th

Homeschool Mornings: Digging For Dinos.  10am.   Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Homeschool Mornings: Geology Rocks.  10am.   Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.  The Children’s Museum of Richmond will open its doors for an evening especially for children 10 years old and younger who have special needs and their families. Enjoy museum exploration, adapted materials, special activities, and reduced number of visitors on this special night. Children will have access and learning opportunities, but most importantly they’ll have fun!  Admission is FREE thanks to Grafton Integrated Health Network.

Giving Up Control Without Giving It Away (Parents of children 5-12 years).  6:30pm-8:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, February 7th

Young @ Art: Celebrate China.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool & Kids Programs.  Fee.

Foundations in Art: Drawing.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

After-School Art Club: Sketching in Color.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

Friday, February 8th

Mars Exploration Day.  10am-2pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Explore the surface of Mars with NASA and test your skills at landing safely on the Red Planet. Enjoy engineering-related hands-on activities that showcase the Mars Science Laboratory and what NASA is learning from the Curiosity rover. Included with exhibit admission.

The Diggity Dudes.  7pm.  Henrico Theatre.  For all ages. The Diggity Dudes play hip music for hip kids and their equally hip parents. Interactive skits, audience participation and a lighthearted comedic twist are what make a Diggity Dudes show more than a show – it’s truly an experience. Ultimately, the Dudes are committed to helping kids experience the power and joy of a life enriched by music.  Call for reservations.  Free.

Tween/Teen Night Out.  7pm-10pm.  CRAVE-tini.  10711A Trade Road, Richmond, VA23236.  Parents, does your tween/teen complain about being bored on the weekends? Well not anymore! CRAVE-tini offers a fun social experience for those ages 7 – 17, on select Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. This gives tweens a safe place to hang out, socialize, and have tons of fun in a spa party setting.  Fee.

Friday, February 8th – Saturday, February 9th

Camp In.  7pm-9am.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Try your hand at designing and building structures, watch a giant-screen film in the IMAX®DOME and explore Museum exhibits after hours at this fun overnight. Pre-registration is required. $45 per child. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required and admitted for $20. Additional adults are $45. To make your reservation, contact us at 804.864.1400.

Friday, February 8th- Sunday, February 10th

Richmond Ballet: Swan Lake.  7pm.  Richmond CenterStage at Carpenter Theatre.  The story of magic, mystery and transformation.  visit the website for show times and fees.

Friday, February 8th – Sunday, February 17th

The Wizard of Oz.  Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theatre.  Performed by CYT.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Saturday, February 9th

Style Weekly’s Kidz Connection & Camp Fair.  Noon – 3pm.  Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad, Street.  Camps, summer programs, event showcases and live entertainment. There will be live entertainment, music, and fun for kids and adults. Click here for more details.

Wheel of Love – Lowe’s Build and Grow Program.  10am.  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this Wheel of Love!  Registration required.  Free.

For The Birds.  11am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Let There Be Light.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum.   For all ages. Before electricity there were more than candles. Learn the many ways houses were lit in the mid-19th century. Help dip candles for use in Meadow Farm’s farmhouse.  Free.

Upstairs/Downstairs – Maymont Honors Black History Month.  12:30pm.  Maymont Mansion.   Explore Maymont Mansion from the perspective of the employees who toiled behind the scenes to maintain a millionaire’s home in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Richmond. Visit the kitchen, butler’s pantry, back stairs, the formal spaces and more to discover how the conscientious and efficient staff went about their daily work to care for the Dooleys and their guests.  Fee.

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

Richmond Boys Choir.  Performance at 1pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.  Enjoy a captivating performance as the Richmond Boys Choir showcases African history and culture through song in celebration of  Black History Month.  Event is free with museum admission.

Saturdays in the Studio: Intro to Manga.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids & Teen Programs.  Fee.

The Family of Silas Omohundro.  2pm-3pm.  Dorey Recreation Center.  For ages 12+. Historian Emmanuel Dabney presents a lecture on education, emancipation, and race in antebellum Richmond. Silas Omohundro was a white slave trader in pre-Civil War Richmond and his third wife, Corinna and their children were legally his human property. Information about the Omohundro family and material life will be contrasted against the lives of the enslaved people he owned and sold. Information: 652-3409.  Free.

CJ’s Thumbs Up Ball.  4:30-7pm.  Shady Grove United Methodist Church.  A family dance and silent auction to benefit CJSTUF.  Live Music by Triple Scoop, Radio Disney, Food & Drinks, Crafts, and more!  Fee.

Arena Racing.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Drivers in ½ scale stock cars racing around high banked race track turning laps in UNDER 8 seconds flat while competing side-by-side–bumping, rubbing, flipping and racing in the Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

Sunday, February 10th

Celebrating Engineering Ingenuity.  Noon-5pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Cheer on middle and high school students competing to successfully drop an egg 25 to 40 feet or build the strongest ice cream stick bridge. Meet college and career representatives. Sponsored by the Richmond Joint Engineer’s Council. Included with exhibit admission.

A Black History Month Celebration: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.  3pm-5pm.  The Academy at Virginia Randolph Auditorium.  For all ages. The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, two important anniversaries in the history of African Americans and the United States. Free.

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

Beauty and the Beast.  John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville.  Visit the website for show times and fees.