November 18th – 24th

fall kidsToday – Sunday, November 24th

Annie Get Your Gun.  Henrico Theatre Company at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  A musical comedy with Annie Oakley.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.  Tickets/Info: 804-501-5859.

Today – December 31st

Block by Block: National Tour.  Children’s Museum Chesterfield location.  This exhibition features ten landmark skyscrapers from around the world and visitors can create their own architectural marvels with blocks.  Free with museum admission.

Today – Saturday, January 4th

Identity: An Exhibition of You.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Challenge your perception of personal identity. Discover the connection between our thoughts and relationships with our genes, brains and all things scientific! Included with exhibit admission, free for members.

Today – Sunday, January 5th

Outdoor Skating Rink.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Bring the kids to Stony Point Fashion Park to skate, spin and glide. View  operating hours here.  Fee.

Monday, November 18th

Challenging Behaviors; Positive Solutions (Parents of children 2-5 years).  6:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Tuesday, November 19th

Celebrating Seasons.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Celebrating Seasons.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Nobody Told Me (All Moms).  6pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Free.

Family Time.  7pm-8pm.  Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County.  Play the library’s version of Minute to Win It.  Free.

My College Application.  7pm-8pm.  Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County.  High school students will get expert tips and advice on filling out your college applications, with Amy Jasper, President of My College Fit.  Free.

Wednesday, November 20th

Let’s Make Music.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Krafty Kids.  11:30am-Noon.  Varina Library, Henrico County.  Free.

Let’s Make Music.  1pm-2pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Build It.  3:30pm-4:30pm.  Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County.  A do-it-yourself program for ages 5 – 11 making a hands-on project that is fun and functional.  Free.

Stickers and Hugs:  How to Motivate Your Kids (Parents of Children 3-8years).  6pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, November 21st

Children’s Storytime. 10:30am.  Barnes & Noble Short Pump.  804-360-0103.  Free.

Picture This!  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Tribute Training.  6:30pm-8pm.  Fairfield Library, Henrico County.  Age 11 – 14, do you have what it takes to compete in the Hunger Games? Come test your skills in fun survival games and challenges. Make paracord bracelets, test your knowledge of edible plants, get sorted into districts, and more. There will be prizes for the victors. Register: 804-290-9000.  Free.

And I Mean It! Using a Logical Consequences Approach to Parenting (Parents of Children 8-12 yrs.).  6pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, November 21st – Saturday, November 23rd

The Clothesline Children’s Holiday Sale.  Bon Air Community Center, 8725 Quaker Lane, Richmond 23235.
Thursday November 21 …. 3p to 8p
Friday November 22 ….  9a to 8p (25% off all marked items)
Saturday November 23 … 8a to 2p (50% off all marked items)

Thursday, November 21st – Saturday, January 14th

Fiddler on the Roof.  7pm-9pm. The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire).  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Friday, November 22nd

Art Works Pre-Thanksgiving Art Affair.  Noon-1pm.  Art Works, 320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA.   Artisans and fine craftsmen share holiday ware for perfect and unique gifts. There will be refreshments, children’s activities and door prizes.  Free.

I Dig Dinosaurs.  3pm-4pm.  Three Lakes Nature Center,  Henrico County.  If your 6 – 10 year old is dino-crazy, this program is a perfect match. Register: 804-501-7275.  Fee.

Catching Fire Release Party.  3:30pm-6pm.   Midlothian Library, Chesterfield County.  Wear a costume, talk about your favorite characters and moments, and watch the first movie. Register: 804-751-CCPL.  Free.

American Girl Book Club.  7pm-8pm.   Barnes & Noble Short Pump.  Bring your doll to this popular book club.  Free.

Jump-n-Jam Tween Night.  8pm-11pm.  Pump It Up Hanover.  Ages 10 – 15 enjoy pizza, race through the obstacle course, play basketball and dance around the disco lights.  Fee.

Friday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 24th

The Magic Flute.  Carpenter Theatre.  The Virginia Opera presents Mozart’s fantastical tale.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Friday, November 22nd – Sunday, December 1st

A Christmas Carol.  Robins Theatre, The Steward School.  Performed by Character Works.  When spirits visit the mizer Ebenezer Scrooge on a night just before Christmas, Scrooge is taken on a whirlwind journey through his Christmases past, present, and fute.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Friday, November 22nd – Thursday, January 5th

ChristmasTown.  5pm-10pm.  Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA.   Celebrate the season as you explore the winter wonders of the premier Christmas experience. See six million twinkling lights, dazzling shows and a magical 50-foot Christmas tree. Visit the website for hours and fees.

Saturday, November 23rd

Sweet Spot Three Year Celebration.  Sweet Shop Candy Shop.  The first 100 guests will receive a special treat  from Sweet Bella Bakery, 30% off your total Sweet Spot purchase (unfortunately this can not be combined with the Living Social offer), From 1:00pm-3:00pm join in for a Sweet Spot soda tasting, play the Bean Boozled Spinner Game, and take part in a bubble gum blowing lesson.  Enter the raffle to win a GIANT candy package.

One Great Morning of Raking.  9am.  Register online or call to let them know you are coming.  Maymont Japanese Garden.

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital. A unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads. Register: 804-288-3431. Free.

Give Thanks to the Animals.  10am.  Maymont Nature Center.

Friendship, Trade & Feast.  10am-5pm.  Henricus Park.  Come join the English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters at Henricus for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games, songs, and dances that were common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America, the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia.

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

Fused Glass.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Tree Lighting Toast.  6pm-8pm.  Willow Lawn Plaza. Celebrate the holiday season with wine tasting, live music, Santa photos, children’s activities, giveaways, merchant specials and more!

Arena Racing.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Exciting family entertainment watching drivers in ½ scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track, turning laps in under 8 seconds flat while competing side-by-side bumping, rubbing, flipping and racing.  Teacher Appreciation & American Heart Association Night.  Fee.  Enter our giveaway here.

Sunday, November 24th

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