April 29th – May 5th

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To submit and event to our calendar send an email to email@completelykidsrichmond.com.

Today – October 6th

Water Play Opens at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.
Saturdays and Sundays, April 20th through Oct. 6th (weather permitting), 9 – 4:45 p.m.
Weekday schedule, April 22nd through June 14th (weather permitting), 1 – 4:45 p.m.
Weekday schedule, June 17th-Sept. 13th (weather permitting), 9-4:45 p.m.
Weekday schedule, Sept. 16th- Sept. 29th (weather permitting), 1-4:45 p.m.
Families after Five, June 6 through August 29th (weather permitting), 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Today through May 24th

Rocky Mountain Express. ScienceMuseum of Virginia IMAX Theater.  Join in the epic adventure of building Canada’s first transcontinental railway as you are propelled on a steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies.

Born to Be Wild.  ScienceMuseum of Virginia IMAX Theater.  Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.

Monday, April 29th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical   Garden.  Visit the Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, April 30th

Young @ Art: Pop Goes the Artist.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool & Kids Programs.  Fee.

Young @ Art: Pop Goes the Artist.  3pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool & Kids Programs.  Fee.

Garden Explorations for Families- Habitats. 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.

Raising a Resilient Child (Parents of Children to 12 years).  6-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Pre-registration is required. Fee.

Chick-fil-A at Westchester Commons. 9am-10:30am. 132 Schofield Drive, Midlothian, 23113. Crafts, games and story time. Free fun for parents and kids. Free.

Wednesday, May 1st

Drop-in and Dig!   1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be!   Free with Garden Admission.

Trees of Hope. Beacon Tree Foundation is an organization that acts as an advocate for children’s mental health.Your gift of $10 for individuals or $25 for families goes towards a flashlight you will receive upon your arrival that will be used in unison later in the ceremony to light up a “Beacon Tree”, a recently planted BeaconTree.

Out of Darkness Walkathon. 11:30am. Open to the public at 8716 West Broad Street. Students at VHBG’s John G. Wood school affected by mental illness are organizing the walkathon event and inviting local businesses to pledge donations to support education, research and advocacy for suicide prevention. Free (donations accepted).

Lunch Break Science. The Science Museum of Virginia. Noon-1pm. Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Virginia’s Rich Architectural Heritage presented by Virginia Center for Architecture Programs Manager Lauren Stelzer. Free.

On Stage at Maymont: Richmond Shakespeare Production. 7pm. Maymont Carriage House Lawn.  Enjoy one of Shakespeare’s last plays, The Tempest, a rich and powerful story about magic and redemption considered to be among Shakespeare’s finest works. Rain date May 2. Funding for On Stage performances provided by The E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.  Free.

68th Annual Book & Author Dinner. 7pm. Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Thursday. May 2nd

Meadow Farm: The Beginning.  12:30pm-3:30pm.  Meadow Farm Museum.  For all ages. Learn how Meadow Farm came into the Sheppard family 300 years ago on May 2, 1713. See the land grant defining the property. Learn about the Sheppard family as you take this special tour of the farmhouse. Free.

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

Foundations in Art: Stone Carving.  4:15pm–6pm.  Virginia Fine Arts Museum – Kids Programs.  Fee.

Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. 1pm-6pm. The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers. Free admission.

Friday, May 3rd

Teen Drawing Club: Reflected Images and Distortions.  4:30pm–6pm.  Virginia Fine Arts Museum – Teen Programs.  Fee.

HONK! by Christian Youth Theater – fun for the entire family!

60′s Baseball Night at The Diamond. 6:05pm gates open. Richmond Virginians Jersey Auction & Fireworks presented by Richmond Times-Dispatch and 98.9 Liberty. Game time 7:05pm, gates open at 6:05pm. Fee.

Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. 1pm-6pm. The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers. Free admission.

Saturday, May 4th

Kids Workshops – Build an herb planter and use stickers featuring “EPIC” and Team ENERGY STAR  9am-Noon. Home Depot Stores. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all The Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Register Online.

HONK! by Christian Youth Theater – fun for the entire family!

Junior Solar Sprint.  10am-3pm.  Science of Virginia.  Cheer your favorite student team as sun-powered, race cars head toward the finish line. Registration per team is $10, including up to 4 team members and one adult. Pre-registration is required. Call 804.864.1400.  Included with exhibit admission for general public, free for members. Cloud date is Sunday, May 5.

Arts in the Park.  11am-6pm. Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art and craft shows in the country and is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year. Free.

Free Irish Dance Class.  Noon–1pm.  Heart of Ireland School of Dance, LLC, 14257 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian VA 23113.  Try Irish dancing and see what all the FUN is about!  Open to all ages.  Must register in advance.  Register on our website at www.HeartofIrelandSchool.com or call 804.464.8190.

KidFest.  1pm-4pm.  Deep Run Park.  Calling all kids, a day in the park just for you! Try your hand at a game on carnival row, take a thrilling ride down the inflatable slide, make a craft, peruse the art exhibit featuring work from Henrico County Public Schools, dance to your favorite music, explore the Bookmobile, check out educational displays by local agencies and businesses, meet animals at the “Children’s Farm,” and enjoy much more at this kid-tailored event! Concessions will be available for purchase. Free.

The Frog Prince Puppet Show.  1pm-2pm & 3pm-4pm.  Agecroft Hall.  Enjoy this classic tale with a fresh twist from Applause Unlimited.  This show is for the young and young at heart.  Fee.

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

The Flying Squirrels hosting Heart Awareness Night. 6:05pm. Post game fireworks. Fee.

History & Nature Pontoon Boat Tours of the James River.  1pm, 2pm and 3pm.   Henricus Historical Park.  Visitors to Henricus Historical Park are encouraged to participate in 45-minute history and conservation tours on the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat captained by Mike Ostrander of Discover the James, an established provider of educational eco-tours and fishing trips. Excursions will feature local wildlife and 17th-century through modern day history at Henricus and Dutch Gap. Participants will step back in time and explore the habitats of native bald eagles and listen to stories of 12-foot sturgeon fish among other fascinating aspects of the James River. Pre-registration is strongly suggested by calling 804-318-8728.  For ages 6 – Adult.  Fee.

Richmond Raiders Indoor Football Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.   Fee.

Richmond Kickers Soccer Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Go Discover Richmond! 7am packet pick-up. 10k walk. The event features an all-new course for exploring Richmond’s history, featuring the Virginia War Memorial, Oregon Hill, Hollywood Cemetery, Monroe Park, Jackson Ward, and the Capitol. 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond, VA. Fee.

Stories at the Museum.  11am-Noon.   Virginia  Historical Society.  May: National Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month.  Every program will include a group reading of the selected history book and a craft activity related to the text.  For all ages.

Sunday, May 5th

Open Studio Sundays.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Fine Arts Museum – Family Programs.  Free.

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

HONK! by Christian Youth Theater – fun for the entire family!

Civil War in 3D.  2pm-3pm.  Henrico Theatre.  For ages 12+. See some of the most iconic photographs of Richmond during the Civil War in 3D on the big screen. National Park Service Historian Mike Gorman examines wartime images in greater detail, giving you a different look into images that have been examined for 150 years. Free.

Stir It Up!  Noon-5pm at Deep Run High School. A brand new fun, interactive and educational event for all ages in the Richmond area. The event will offer great resources related to Eating Well, Moving Well and Being Well. Stir It Up! will feature local restaurants providing samples of healthy food choices available at their establishments; medical practices offering information on important issues such as concussions, sports safety, healthy lifestyles; local sports and fitness organizations offering information on events, classes, camps; and local high profile athletes. Free to the public.

Arts in the Park. 11am-5pm. Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art shows in the country and is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year. Free.

2013 Greater Richmond March for Babies Anniversary Celebration. 8am-noon. When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies and to prevent disease later on in adults. Funds raised also support programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Kids Bat Giveaway at The Diamond. 12:35pm-5pm. Kids Club Members Eat Free, Kids Bat Giveaway & Coach Keyes Jerseys presented by Call Federal Credit Union & ESPN 950.  The FIRST 1,500 kids 14 & under receive a Kids Bat.  Fee.