May 19th – 25th

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Today – September 30th

Water Play.  Weekdays 1pm-4:45pm.  Saturdays and Sundays 9am-4:45pm.  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. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 21 – Sept 30. (weather permitting).  Free with garden admission.

Monday, May 19th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Work alongside staff artist, Katelyn Coyle, in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Tuesday, May 20th

Parenting an Anxious Child (Parents/Caregivers of Children 2-6 yrs).  6pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Nobody Told Me (Moms of Children Birth through Preschool).  6pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Free.

Wednesday, May 21st

My Face, Your Face.  11am-Noon.  VMFA Art Education Center.  Ages 16 – 30 months.  As babies develop, they become more communicative. View expressive portraits during your gallery tour and then in the studio, make faces with each other to express different emotions.  Fee.

Drop in and Dig!  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  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!

Cool Ways to Respond to the Hot Buttons Your Preschooler Pushes.  6pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Thursday, May 22nd

Making a Butterfly-Friendly Container Garden.  10-11:30am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.   Adult / Child Workshop.  Make a ‘butterfly habitat’ in your own container with host and nectar plants to take home and encourage some fluttering visitors.  Fee.

Picture the Story.  4:15pm-6 pm.  VMFA Art Education Center.  Ages 5-8.  A picture is worth a thousand words when artists use images to portray events in history. Use paint and creativity to represent an historic event.  Fee.

Thursday, May 22nd – Sunday, May 25th

Charlotte’s Web.  The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Friday, May 23rd

An Evening with the Embers, Featuring Craig Woolard.  Pocahontas State Park.  This legendary beach-music band, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, hails from North Carolina. Among others, the band’s hits include “I Love Beach Music” and “Far Away Places.” Advanced tickets are $10; tickets are $12 on the day of the show. Parking is $5.

Saturday, May 24th

Richmond Raiders.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

May 24th – Sept 1st

Summer Sounds.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  Weather permitting.

Sunday, May 25th

2014 Summer “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment Series.   1:15pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street Richmond.  Free reenactments each Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.   1:15pm-Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  1:30pm-Music program.  1:45pm-Reenactment begins Reenactment begins (no admittance after).  Fee.