March 4th – 10th

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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.

Visit websites to confirm dates, times, and locations since they may change after posting.

Tuesday, March 5th

Club Mom, powered by National Geographic Kids.  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 – The Diggity Dudes (

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

Establishing Rules, Boundaries and Consequences with Your Child (Parents of Children 11-15 yrs).  12:30-1:30pm.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

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.

Tuesday, March 5th  & Wednesday, March 6th

Radio Players Present Radio Goes to War.  7:30pm.  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. For all ages. The On-the-Air Radio Players are pleased to present an old-time radio show taped before a live audience! Come and be a part of this hour-long taping featuring live music, live sound effects, and radio stories direct from World War II.  Free.

Wednesday, March 6th

Coffee and Confidence.  10am-11:30am.  Collaborative Parenting of Richmond (CPR), 8500 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116   Phone: 804.337.7651. Bring your coffee and questions to this popular Q & A session with parenting educator Suzanne Hanky.  Free.

Thursday, March 7th

Little Kids;Big Questions: Sleep (Parents of Children Birth-5 yrs).  9:30-10:30am.  Delivered Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

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

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

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

Learning Differences Simulation.  6:30-8:30pm.  The New Community School.  Experience firsthand what it is like to have a learning disability. Find out how it feels to not be able to read the words on a page and how frustrating it is to have information in your brain, but not be able to put it down on paper.  Live learning differences simulations and multiple stations for parents, teachers, and other professionals.  Space is limited; Please RSVP: or 804-266-2494.  Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 8th

Friday Family Art Night: Decorative Decor.  5pm-7pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts –  Family Programs.  Fee.

Friday, March 8th – Saturday, March 9th

Camp In.  6pm to 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! $45 per child. $20 per adult. For every four children, one adult chaperone is required. Call 804.864.1400.

Capitol Opera: H.M.S. Pinafore.  7:30pm.  Henrico Theatre.  For all ages. Set aboard a British Naval ship, the classic operetta, “H.M.S. Pinafore” has a maritime flavor with whimsical lyrics penned by W. S. Gilbert set to the music of Arthur Sullivan. This is a story of forbidden love between the classes that promises to delight audiences and leave them in excellent spirits.  Fee.

Friday, March 8th – Sunday, March 10th

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)
Friday, March 8th 8am-8pm
Saturday, March 9th 8am-8pm
Sunday, March 10th 12pm-5pm

Friday, March 8th – 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.

Saturday, March 9th

Superhero Breakfast.  8:30am-10am.  Put on your cape and join your favorite superheroes for breakfast and pic with the Easter bunny.  360.7710  for reservations.

Christ Church Consignment Sale.  7:30am-4:00pm (1/2 price sale 1:00-4:00).  Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA23059. Kids clothes, toys, bikes, baby equipment, books, Easter dresses, spring/summer clothes, dance/gymnastics clothes, shoes, games, DVDs, electronics, strollers, furniture and so much more for ages 0-14.

Southside Area Mothers of Multiples Everything for Kids Sale (Midlothian).  8am-11am.  Manchester Middle School, 7401 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23235.

Silly Bus In Concert  10am.  Richmond CenterStage.  Award-winning children’s group Silly Bus rolls into CenterStage for a Rocking Cabin Fever Reliever. Come celebrate the approaching end of winter and arrival of spring with this fun-filled music event. Silly Bus will perform timeless children’s classics along with fan favorites spanning the band’s four albums. It’s the perfect way to rock off winter’s chill and relieve that cabin fever!  Fee.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics.  10am.  Local Lowe’s’ Stores.  Monster Jam®, featuring Monster Mutt.  Be sure to register your child to build the Monster Jam kit featuring Monster Mutt®!  Registration required.  Free.

13th Annual Kids’ Carniball: Destination Germany.  10am-4pm. Families can enjoy special activities and entertainment throughout the day.  Free to members and included with regular museum admission. Only at CMoR Central.
– Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach Characters, 10am-4pm
– The Little German Band and Dancers, 11am-3pm
– Balloon Art and Twisting by Balloons by Extreme, 1pm-3pm

National Reading Month Celebration.  11am.  CMoR.  Enjoy story time every day and join your favorite story book characters each weekend!
– CMoR Central – Kids’ Carniball Destination: Germany!
– CMoR Short Pump – Skippyjon Jones
– CMoR Chesterfield – Curious George

Youth Training Day with the Richmond Raiders!  11am-1pm.  Chesterfield Towne Center Parking Lot (Macy’s on Huguenot Rd. side).  Richmond Raider players, Risky the mascot and the Lady Raider Dance Team will root the kids on during the kick and pass competitions. Events will include passing accuracy, passing distance, and place kicking games.  Kids will be up close with uniformed Raider players and will compete for immediate prizes and to go to the final competition at halftime of the Richmond Raiders home game on March 23, their Youth Achievement Night.  Age divisions for the competition are 6-8 years, 9-11 years and 12-14 years.  No advance sign up required, walk-up registration on day of event.  Free.

TCBY Grand Opening Celebration.  Noon.  9468 West Broad Street.   Free yogurt, hourly drawings, live music, caricature and balloon artists.

Blacksmithing: Too Many Irons in the Fire.  12:30-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum.  For all ages. The blacksmith was a very important member of the 19th-century rural community. Watch and listen to the blacksmith as the iron gets red-hot and the smith pounds and bends it into useful objects. Free.

Life at Lee’s Headquarters.  1pm-3pm.  Dabbs House Museum.  For all ages. For 62 days in 1862, the Dabbs House was transformed into a Civil War headquarters when General Robert E. Lee and his staff of seven arrived. Learn about daily life at the headquarters and Henrico’s role in Civil War history. Children’s activities, interpretive panels, and tours will be offered.  Free.

Saturday, March 9th – Sunday, March 10th

Clean Closet Consignment Sale. Next to Regal Cinema, 11624 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA.
Saturday, March 9th 9am-9pm
Sunday, March 10th 9am to 5pm

Saturday, March 9th – Monday, March 11th

2013 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Sunday, March 10th

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

Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion.  4pm.  Henrico Theatre.  For all ages. Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion Team XXL returns to Henrico Theatre! This group of youthful, diverse, high-energy dancers combine pedestrian movement and rhythmic patterning into exciting and intricate choreography.  Reservations can be made beginning up to one month in advance.  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.