March 18th -24th

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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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All Month

Chesterfield Nights In March at CMoR Chesterfield.  5pm-7pm.  CMoR Chesterfield – 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian, VA23112 Weeknights in March have extended hours.  Children enrolled in Chesterfield County Elementary Schools receive free admission beginning at 5pm with voucher, good for any weeknight during the month of March.  Adults are only $4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  CMoR Members are free.

Monday, March 18th

Challenging Behaviors, Creative Solutions (Parents of Children 2-5 yrs) 6:30-8:30 pm. Delivered Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.

Tuesday, March 19th

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

Backstage at the Ballet.  10am-6:30pm.  Richmond Ballet, 407 East Canal Street.   A special sneak peek of the company dancers and The School of Richmond Ballet while they train and rehearse in the studios at Richmond Ballet’s spectacular home base.  Participants will also be able to take a free Rhythm and Motion Class, a new dance-based workout originating in San Francisco, offered exclusively in Richmond by Richmond Ballet.

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.

Swing Into Monkey Joes.  5pm-7pm.  Monkey Joe’s Chesterfield.   Exceptional Kids Night every third Tuesday of the month – $5 admission for kids ages 2-12 with special needs. Adults always free. Monkey Joes is closed to general public during these hours.

“Cool” Ways to Respond to “Hot” Buttons (Parents of Children 4-9 yrs).  6:30-8:30 pm.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Wednesday, March 20th

Ready, Set, Play! (Parents/Caregivers of Children birth-5 years).  6:30-8:30 pm.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, March 21st

Carrots, Stickers, M&Ms and Hugs: How to Motivate Your Kids and Not Feel Guilty (Parents of Children Birth-8 yrs).  9:30-10:30 am.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

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

Barn Days.  11am-12:30pm.  Dorey Recreation Center.  For ages 3-12. Registration of a paying adult is required. Visit “The Barn” for a tour with Farmer Sheila. We will sing farm animal songs, make a craft, and play horse shoes and lasso games. Bring your lunch and join us for some fun!   Fee.

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

Ballet in the ‘Burbs Celebration – Sponsored by Dominion Resources When: 4:45pm Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Richmond, Va 23229   804.290.9100 When: 5:00pm Pamunkey Library – Atlee Branch, 9161 Atleee Road, Mechanicsville, Va  804.559.0654 Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Drive, Glen Allen, Va 23059  804.290.9100 When: 6pm Joe’s Inn – Bon Air, 2616 Buford Road, Bon Air, Va 23235  804.320.9700 Italian Kitchen, 7522 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville, Va 23111  804.746.4324 Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, 11721 West Broad Street, Richmond, Va 23233 Why: Minds In Motion, Team XXL, ambassadors for Richmond Ballet’s acclaimed education and outreach program, will perform dances based on different children’s books at these 3 libraries throughout the surrounding counties.

Homemade Candy.  6:30pm-8pm.  The Armour House & Gardens.  For ages 10+. Registration of a paying adult is required with participants under 16. Celebrate the spirit of the spring season! There’s nothing more festive and delicious than homemade chocolate candy. Come and share in some candy-making fun.   Fee.

Friday, March 22nd

The Royal Ballet School and Richmond Ballet II Performance.  6:30pm.  The Royal Ballet School, Richmond Ballet II, our touring company, and Richmond Ballet trainees will perform in the Studio Theatre.  A post-performance reception will be held in honor of our guests from London, catered by Feedmore Community Kitchen.  Tickets are available for purchase online by clicking here and at the Richmond Ballet Box Office.

Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 23rd

Clean Closet Consignment Sale.  Next to Regal Cinema, 11624 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA.

Friday, March 22nd 5pm-9pm Saturday, March 23rd 9am-9pm (50% off Sale)

Friday, March 22nd –  Sunday, March 24th

Kid’s Closet Connection-VA. Chesterfield County Fairgrounds – Exhibition Hall, 10300   Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Visa/MasterCard/Discover, Cash, and Checks accepted. Sign up to consign or volunteer and receive a special invite to presales. Fri, Mar 22 from 2pm – 8pm Sat, Mar 23 from 9am – 8pm Sun, Mar 24 from 10am – 3pm

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) HALF-PRICED WEEKEND Friday, March 22nd 50% Sale 8am-8pm Saturday, March 23rd 50% Sale 8am-8pm Sunday, March 24th 50% Sale 12pm-5pm

Saturday, March 23rd

The Croods: Piranhakeet Chomper.  10am.  Local Lowes Stores.  Your child will love this kit! Bring them in this weekend to build this awesome Piranhakeet Chomper inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s THE CROODS!  Registration required.  Free.

Discovery Hunt.  10am-11am.  Walkerton Tavern.  For all ages. There’s a lion in the tavern…and 73 keys! Discover animals and objects hiding in plain sight in our historic facility. Learn about some real animals that are residents on the Walkerton property. Free.

Pinwheels for Prevention at Lewis Ginter. PCAV is proud to partner with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden every year to provide a pinwheel garden along the lake in Lewis Ginter’s Children Garden. The 4,000+ pinwheels planted by community volunteers represent the number of children served by Healthy Families Virginia, a program managed by PCAV.

Richmond Symphony Union First Market Bank LolliPops: Come Dance with Us. 11am.  Pre-concert festival begins at 10am, where children and their families will enjoy the instrument petting zoo, musical games and more!  Fee.

National Reading Month Celebration.  11am.  CMoR.  Enjoy story time every day and join your favorite story book characters each weekend! – CMoR Central – Super Why! – CMoR Short Pump – Tigger – CMoR Chesterfield – Pooh and Piglet

Mule Power.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum.  For all ages. Historically, draft animals, like mules, provided the power to work the soil before planting. Watch and learn how powerful mules can be and the techniques used by the farmer to be efficient in the fields.  Free.

A Most Egg-cellent Egg-venture! 2pm-3:30pm.  The Armour House & Gardens.  For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A fun family event this spring. With arts and crafts, face painting, and the great egg hunt for kids young and old, it’s sure to be a fun afternoon!   Free.

Simon Kidgits Club Eggstravaganza.  2pm-4pm.  Virginia Center commons Mall Food Court.  Kids will enjoy games, prizes, giveaways, sweet treats, vistis form the Easter Bunny and much more!  Not a kidgits member?  It’s only $5 to join.  Visit Guest Services or for more details.

The Trials & Tribulations of the Lee Family.  2pm-3pm.  Dabbs House Museum.  For ages 12+. General Robert E. Lee’s devotion to military service was equal only to his devotion to family. Come listen to how rarely discussed tragedies had an impact on the General and his family in this engaging presentation. Free.

Theatre IV: The Oliver Hill Story.  2:30pm & 5:30pm.  Henrico Theatre.  For all ages. Oliver Hill, Sr., a trial lawyer in Richmond, worked tirelessly against racial discrimination and helped end the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Mr. Hill worked all his life “to challenge the conscience of our Commonwealth and our country” and to leave a better world.   Free.

Richmond Raiders Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.

Saturday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 24th

Tickles & Giggles Children’s Consignment. Presidential Business Park, 323 Business lane, Ashland, VA. Sat, March 23rd 8am-4pm Sun, March 24th 9am-2pm.

Church Hill Irish Festival. 10:00a.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 N. 25th Street, Richmond, VA. Family-friendly festival and 5k (5k is at 8a.m.) Free shuttle parking is located at 16th and East Broad Streets. The event is free but a $5 donation is appreciated.

Sunday, March 24th

Palm Sunday Parade. 10:30am-12noon. Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church, 11421 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA. The parade will begin on the church’s grounds, led by a live donkey as participants wave palms to celebrate Palm Sunday at the  11 a.m. Traditional worship service.