March 11th – 17th

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There are also lots of things going on throughout the month at the Science Museum of Virginia, Dr. Seuss birthday celebrations, Children’s Museum of Richmond, and more.

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Today  – Sunday, March 17th

The Sound of Music.  The Robins Theatre at Steward School.  CYT Richmond is proud to present the world’s most beloved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers!   Visit the website for show times and fees.

Tuesday, March 12th

Young @ Art: Let’s Make Music.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts –  Preschool Programs, Kids Programs.  Fee.

Short Pump Pals Clubhouse Meeting.   11am.  Short Pump Mall Main Plaza.  One of Richmond’s most recognizable figures, Jonathan Austin is sure to entertain adults and kids alike with juggling, magic, comedy and unicycling all in one! *Weather permitting. Located in the Food   Court in the event of rain.  Free.

Young @ Art: Let’s Make Music.  3pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts –  Preschool Programs, Kids Programs.  Fee.

Garden Explorations for Families- Orchids Organza. 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.

Writing in the Galleries: Curation Creation.  4pm-4:45pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts –  Kids Programs.  Fee.

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament (Parents of Children of All Ages).  6:30-8:30 pm.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Celtic Crossroads.  7pm.  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  Seven highly talented singers/multi-instrumentalists take Irish music to the next level.  Fee.

Wednesday, March 13th

Mommy and Me & Daddies Too.  10am-11:30am.  Willow Lawn.  Join The Shops at Willow Lawn OUTSIDE as we host a FREE morning out with LIVE entertainment and activities designed to enhance parent’s interaction with their children.   This Month -Kurt Stemhagen.  Free.

Parenting the High Maintenance Child (Parents of Children 6-12 yrs) .  6:00-8:00pm.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, March 14th

Richmond Waldorf School Observation Day.  8:30am-10am.  1000   Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23225.  Come see Waldorf education in action while visiting various classrooms promptly at 8:30 AM. Parents will also have the opportunity to watch an informational DVD and time for conversations and questions. This event is for parents to attend only. Please register at:

Young @ Art: Let’s Make Music.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts –  Preschool Programs, Kids Programs.  Fee.

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

The Nature of Boys Birth to 9 Years.  6:00-8:00pm.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, March 14th & Friday, March 15th

Russian National Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty.  7:30pm.  U of R Modlin Center for the Arts, Alice Jepson Theatre.  Fee.

Thursday, March 14th – Sunday, March 17th

Pi Days.  9:30am to 5pm (14th-16th) and 11:30am to 5pm (17th).  Celebrate Pi, an irrational number that starts with 3.14 and keeps on going. See Pi in the Sky on Science on a Sphere®, help create a Pi Paper Chain and play Pi Bingo! Included with exhibit admission.

Friday, March 15th

Teen Drawing Club: Figure Drawing  4:30pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

Target $1 Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.  Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person!

LiveSky: Pi in the Sky.  6pm.  Continue celebrating the number Pi as you discover the unexpected ways it shows up in the night sky. After the show, weather permitting, join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society as they point telescopes up into the vastness of space! $5, free for Museum members.

Arena Racing USA.  7:30pm.  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.

March 15th, 16th, and 23rd

Cinderella Dreams Shopping.  Girls can come to the event location at Westchester Commons and select a gown for a suggested $5.00 donation.

Friday, March 15th – Sunday, March 17th

Ring Around The Rosy 2013 Spring/Summer Sale. NEW LOCATION!! Oxbridge Shopping Center, 9939 Hull St. Rd, Richmond, VA 23236. Intersection of Hull Street & Courthouse Rd. Next to Martin’s. Shop for Spring/Summer Clothing, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Home Decor, Bathing Suits, Women’s Clothing & Accessories, Shoes, Infant Equipment & Supplies, Furniture and Much Much More!!! Now Accepting ALL Major Credit Cards!!!!!(on purchases $50 and over) NEW ITEMS!! Friday, March 15th 8am-8pm Saturday, March 16th 8am-8pm Sunday, March 17th 12pm-5pm

Clean Closet Consignment Sale. Next to Regal Cinema, 11624 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Friday, March 15th 5pm-9pm Saturday, March 16th 9am-9pm Sunday, March 17th 9am to 5pm

Saturday, March 16th

Brandermill Church Children’s Clothing & Toy Consignment Sale. 8am – 11am.  Shop for infant to teen size clothing, shoes, accessories, books, videos, toys, bikes, play equipment, baby and nursery items. Cash or check accepted.

Mothers of Young Children Clothing and Toy Sale .  8am-12pm.  (A Ministry of West End Assembly of God). 401 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229.

Breakfast with the Bunny.  9am-10am.    Regency Mall Food Court.  Hop on over and enjoy a breakfast with the Bunny!  First 50 kids receive a free breakfast* Ages 10 and under, Enjoy a fun coloring activity, Meet & greet the Bunny, Enjoy fun with Radio Disney 10am-Noon, near Center Court.

National Reading Month Celebration.  11am.  CMoR.  Enjoy story time every day and join your favorite story book characters each weekend! – CMoR Central – The Poky Little Puppy – CMoR Short Pump – The Saggy Baggy Elephant – CMoR Chesterfield – Pooh, Piglet and Tigger

Falling Creek Ironworks Annual Event.   Noon-4pm.   Falling CreekIronworksPark, 6908 Jeff Davis Highway.   Join us for an exciting exploration of America’s first iron furnace, the 1619-22 ironworks on Falling Creek. Tour guides will lead you through the archaeological ruins of both the 1619 ironworks and Archibald Cary’s Colonial grist mill. Activities include guided tours, exhibits, costumed interpretation, living history, period demonstrations, Native American dancing and children’s activities.  Free.

Saturdays in the Studio: Intro to Soft Sculpture  1pm-4pm.  VirginiaMuseum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Fee.

Soundworks Chorus.  7pm.  Henrico Theatre.  For all ages. Don’t miss this diverse group of top-notch male singers! Without using any instruments or fancy effects, the men of Soundworks unleash the tremendous power of the unaccompanied human voice in music that ranges from serious to silly to sacred. Reservations can be made beginning up to one month in advance.  Free.

Richmond Raiders Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.

Sunday, March 17th

National Reading Month Celebration.  11am.  CMoR.  Enjoy story time every day and join your favorite story book characters each weekend! – CMoR Central – The Saggy Baggy Elephant – CMoR Short Pump – Pooh, Piglet and Tigger – CMoR Chesterfield – The Poky Little Puppy

Dance films with Richmond Ballet.  2pm.  Criterion Cinemas at Movieland, 1331 North Boulevard at Leigh Street. Richmond Ballet will host an afternoon of 4 dance-themed films, selected by our company dancers and then voted on by our facebook fans.  Tickets are $15, including a small popcorn and soda.  Criterion will donate a portion of every ticket sold to Richmond Ballet.  Screenings will continue through Thursday, March 21st.

Paws in the Park.  3pm-5pm.  Dorey’s DogPark.  Activities include Agility Trainer Demo, pet education, St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a bonnet contest for the dogs. Children will enjoy face painting, making homemade toys for children, and visiting with Henrico Division of Fire.  For all ages. Free.

Family Yoga Classes. 4pm. A family yoga class for parent and child to have some fun bonding through yoga. Come out to the first class and see if you like it. If you do, sign up then and get a discount for the entire session. First class for one parent and one child is $15. Each additional parent or sibling is only $5 more! This will be a six week session with continuing classes resuming on Sunday Feb. 17- Mar. 17. All classes will be at 4:00pm.