November 3rd – 10th

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Mindbender.  Science Museum of Virginia.

Today – Sunday, November 9th

Charlotte’s Web!  Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Monday, November 3rd

Baby Care for Adoptive Parents: Session 1.  6:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Tuesday, November 4th

Mad Science Holiday Camp.  9am to 4 pm.  Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook  Kids at home and bored on those three day weekends? Everyone else off work except for you? Drop the kids off for a day of camp at the Mad Science Lab! We hold full day camps on many school holidays. For children in grades 1 to 6. Holiday camps let your kids participate in a variety of science projects and activates. We also include a movie and snack. You should pack a lunch for your child. The cost is $50 with before and after care being offered for $10. Check the website for the list of scheduled camps and to register.

November Kids Club.  9:30am-10:30am.  Chesterfield Towne Center  in the food court.  Join radio sponsor  93.1 “The Wolf”  for plenty of fun and light refreshments. Entertainment this month is  ventriloquist, John Byrd.   Free.

Wednesday, November 5th

Mad Science in Lab Workshop.  10am to 11am.  Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook.  Science workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 AM at the  for Elementary age students. These workshops are perfect for homeschoolers. Workshops are $10 each, last approximately 60 minutes & include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

Wednesday, November 5th – Wednesday, December 17th (NOT Nov. 26th)

Middle School Girls Support and Skill Development Group.  Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm.  Led with a focus topic each week, Middle School girls meet for support and skill development in the management of stress and troubling feelings. In todays culture, our children are confronted daily with situations that challenge their emotional resilience. This is a healthy opportunity for girls to gather in a friendly, well- managed group as they develop better communication and coping strategies.  Fee.

Thursday, November 6th

Mad Science Preschool Workshop.  10am to 10:40am.  Mad Science Lab in Innsbrook.  Science preschool workshops will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 AM at the  for Preschool age students. Preschool workshops are $7 each, last approximately 40 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

“Stories with Miss Tori”.  10:30-11:15am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.  FREE Interactive early literacy family storytime with songs, stories, and rhymes for the whole family to enjoy. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion. For questions and info. Call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.

Friday, November 7th

The New Community School Admissions Open House.  8:30-10:00am.  4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227.  Educators, parents and students will share details about the unique blend of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and academic skills development for middle and upper school students.  Please rsvp to or 804.266.2494 x18

Fall Into Play: Dinosaur Discovery. 9:30am. The Steward School. (For preschoolers and their parents) Join us for hands-on activities that explore the tools needed for 21st-century problem solving. Fee

First Friday Sampler.  5:30pm-8pm.  Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  Try your hand at different art samplers.  Budget and kid-friendly, but some  minimum age requirements.  Fee.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Short Pump.  Special Night for Special Needs is an evening especially for the families of children with special needs age 10 and under.  Visitors enjoy all the museum has to offer and benefit from the availability of adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and reduced number of visitors.  Free.

Community Tree Lighting.  6pm-8pm.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Kick off the holiday season with a festive celebration and the illumination of the Community Tree! Enjoy music from The Kings of Swing, characters from Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcrackrer, strolling holiday carolers, giveaways for kids 10 and under while supplies last, a visit from Santa, and more! Plus, don’t miss the countdown to the illumination at 7pm!  Free.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-8pm.  Engineering For Kids of Central VA, Glen Allen Learning Center, 1586 Mountain Road.  Fee.

Friday, November 7th & Saturday, November 8th

Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers Fair.   Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23219.  Free admission to the Holiday Shoppers Fair.  Richmond-area museum gift shops sell their wares, including many specialty items. Proceeds benefit the museums.

Saturday, November 8th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Just Plane Fun! 9:30am to 5:00pm.  Virginia Aviation Museum.  Celebrate over a century of flight, with special exhibits provided by the Civil Air Patrol and Virginia Department of Aviation, this free event will feature vintage planes, a classic car show, food trucks, live music, educational arts and crafts and more.  Free.

Paws To R.E.A.D. Program.  10am – 12:30pm.  Ginter Park Library: 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.  Do you love dogs? Come and read to Harvey, our resident Greyhound! Parents, this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Call for times and registration to read to Harvey or to one of his canine buddies @ 646-1236. Every Saturday.  Free.

Science Lab.  10am.  Local Lowe’s Stores.   Your kid will love this kit! Each kit comes with experiment cards so they can continue the fun at home!  Preregistration required.  Free.

Frozen Musical Playdate.  10am-10:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio.  Kids up to age 7 will love this musica playdate, based on the music from the popular Disney movie “Frozen!” We will use magic frozen wands to do a freeze dance (helping our inhibitory control, of course!), drum like we are cutting ice, dance and sing with microphones, and so much more. Your child will be THRILLED, and you will be ecstatic at how we use play to help your child learn! Feel free to dress up! Just $10/child, and advance registration is required. Register online at

The Bard Meets Hollywood: Film Workshop #2, Behind the Lens- Filmmaking Technique.  1:30pm – 4:30pm.  Veritas School – Richmond 3400 Brook Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23227.  For 14-19 year olds who want to get a feel for the process of flimmaking. Everyone will get a chance to man the camera and get some experience with all the other filmmaking equipment.  $40. Space limited.  Contact Cynde Liffick from Bard Unbound at to register or for more information.

Romp n’ Roll Midlothian Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  11541 Busy Street, Midlothian VA 23236.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you! Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll! No need to be a member; register by calling 804-893-3142. ($20 for one child, $35 for two siblings, $40 for three siblings; no discounts apply).

The Gala of the Royal Horses.  7:30pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Experience the excitement, splendor and majesty of the Gala of the Royal Horses.  The Gala of the Royal Horses is a spectacular show combining the most beautiful horses in the world with live performers creating a breathtaking event for the entire family. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a “must see” for horse lovers and this is the first time the show has performed in the United States. Fee.

Irish Dance Worlds- Qualifying Event.  Benedictine High School’s auditorium on River Road in Richmond, VA.  Heart of Ireland School of Dance will be hosting the first World Irish Dance  Association (WIDA) USA Eastern Regional Oireachta.   The competition will start early in the morning and continue throughout the day. Dancers from the entire east coast as well as the mid-west will compete in solo and championship competitions in levels from beginner through Open Champion and from ages 4 to adult. In addition, dancers will compete in traditional group dances (ceilis, pronounced “KAY-lees”). Admission for observers will be $5.00. For more information about the WIDA USA Eastern Regional Oireachtas, visit

Sunday, November 9th

10th Annual Richmond Epilepsy Stroll.  1-3pm.  Free, family-friendly, educational event with activities and resources to support people with epilepsy. Special guest speaker is Stacey Epps, M.D., Executive Medical Director, Bon Secours Neuroscience Institute, Representatives from Bon Secours Neuroscience Institute and the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia will offer training tips for teachers and caregivers about handling seizures. Resource personnel will have information about nutrition for adults and children with epilepsy. Participants can enjoy a leisurely stroll to honor and support epilepsy heroes. Movin’ Mania costumed mascots will be there, as well as the Bon Secours Class-A-Roll mobile learning kitchen, and more!  Patricia Lane, 804-299-9937,  Free.