March 16th – 22nd

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Wicked Plants. Science Museum of Virginia.  Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants inside of a dilapidated, Victorian home. Guests traverse through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between botanicals and the human body.  Free with museum admission.  Through Sunday, May 17th.


Fresh Start For Single Mothers “Necessary Ingredients”.  Thursday Nights  6pm-7:30pm.  Weekly meetings will be held at Velocity Church, 3300 Church Road, Richmond Virginia 23233.  A fun wonderfully uplifting program for single mothers.  This program is designed to help single mothers through support, new friendships, encouragement, enlightenment & motivation.  It is used to encourage single mothers in a positive direction while taking a closer look at their present lives and future with round table reflective discussion, guest speakers and interaction with other single moms.  Dinner and Childcare is FREE.  Special program for children & teens.  Weekly Prizes, Giveaways & FUN!   Registration Required – they need to know who is to attend and children’s ages, names, grade and gender of the children you would be bringing 804-364-0460.  Through May 7th.

Today – Saturday, March 21st

Clean Closet Consignment Sale.  Creeks at Virginia Center, 9986 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 (Next to Cold Stone Creamery).  Accepts Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
February 28th 10am – 8pm
March 1st  10am – 5pm
March 6th  5pm – 8pm
March 7th  10am – 8pm
March 8th  10am – 5pm
March 13th  5pm – 8pm
March 14th   10am – 8pm
March 15th   10am – 5pm
March 20th   5pm – 8pm
March 21st  10am – 8pm  50% Off Sale  (marked items only)

Today – Sunday, April 19th

Treasure Island at The Children’s Theatre of Virginia.  Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Suggested for ages 6 and up. Length: 1 hour.

Tuesday, March 17th

“Toddler Time”.  10:30-11am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   Interactive early literacy storytime with music and movement for ages 18-36 months with an adult. Indoor playtime and crafts at the conclusion. For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

Wednesday, March 18th

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 for Elementary age students. These workshops are perfect for homeschoolers. Workshops are $10 each, last approximately 60 minutes and include a take home science activity. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

Young @ Art: Shape it Up!  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  Explore shapes—from searching for circles, squares, and triangles in the galleries, to art movements like Cubism, to “shapely” art projects in the studio!  Fee.

bbgb Tales for Kids and CMoR Present: Kate DiCamillo.  5:30pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central location.   Join local children’s bookstore bbgb Tales for Kids for a special book talk and signing by author Kate DiCamillo. To attend this very special evening, guests must pre-order Kate’s new book Flora&Ulysses from bbgb. Click here to pre-order your copy and register for the event!  Kate will personalize ONE book and sign up to three additional books per person.

Wednesday, March 18th – Sunday, March 22nd

Kids Exchange of RVA.  Downtown Richmond (TBA).  Bi-Annual ‘All Seasons’ Children’s Consignment Sale.

Thursday, March 19th

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 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”.  10:30am-11:15am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   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.  Free.

Form & Sculpture.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Find inspiration from ancient artifacts made of clay as well as contemporary pottery. Using air-dry clay, learn basic hand-building techniques to make small-scale sculptures.  Fee.

Friday, March 20th

Target $1 Family Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Central.    Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children’s Museum’s Central Location has to offer for just $1 per person.

Science After Dark.  5pm-9pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Discover a world of circuits as you explore how to link electrical components in unexpected ways! Combine art and technology and learn circuit wiring using conductive and non-conductive dough. Draw your own circuits with a graphite pencil that you can use to play a game on the MaKey MaKey and scribble with doodle bots! Step into The Dome at 6:30 pm for a Cosmic Expedition and venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society.  $5 or free for Museum members and college students with a valid ID.

Friday, March 20th – Saturday, March 21st

Children’s Consignment Sale.   Rescheduled from March 6th/7th.  King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Great selection of new and gently used seasonal children’s clothing (newborn to teen), maternity clothing, nursery and children’s furniture, room accessories, baby equipment, strollers, high chairs, toys, books, videos, puzzles, games, and bikes.
Consignor ​and Volunteer! Consignors receive 65%.​ All Consignors must be registered by Friday, ​February 20. Volunteers ​working​ 4 hours get to shop EARLY before the sale opens.
Friday,​ March 6th   11am – 7pm
Saturday, ​March 7th   8am – Noon

Saturday, March 21st

Woodlake MOPS Consignment Sale. Woodlake United Methodist Church, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
(Sale closes 11am-12pm)
1/2 off sale – Noon-1pm

Studio P Storybook Characters Visit.  Children’s Museum – Chesterfield location.  Studio P Storybook characters will be visiting!  Free with museum admission.

VA Homeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair. 9am-5pm. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road.  Whether your homeschooler’s path is to college or apprenticeship, traditional employment or entrepreneurship, learn how to develop a love for learning that continues to enhance their lives wherever they are and whatever they do.

Natural Easter Egg Dyes Adult/Child Workshop.  9am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  A surprising number of common vegetables yield beautiful colors for dying Easter eggs–or fibers, or whatever you can think of. Garden horticulturist Heather Veneziano helps you and your family have some fun and make beautiful eggs for springtime decorating. Come prepared for mess–bring a smock or old shirt. Disposable gloves are provided. Adults and their accompanying children (children 5 years old and up; no more than two children per accompanying adult) are welcome in this workshop.  $32 / $20 member per adult/child group. 1 session = 2 hrs.

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.

Screen-Printing: Canvas Tote Bags.  9am-11am,   Armour House & Gardens.  For ages 16+. Create a one-of-a-kind bag with a design from your imagination or from the idea vault! Create two different stencils and print a two-color design on a custom canvas bag. Fee covers instruction and all supplies. Fee.

Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day. 10am-4pm. Historic Point of Rocks, 1011 Point of Rocks Road. This special event will focus on the Civil War medical story, with living history encampments, infantry and artillery demonstrations, medical display, period music, and even a special appearance by Clara Barton, who served as superintendent of nursing at Point of Rocks Hospital from June-August 1864. Located on the site is the Strachan house, which served as the surgeon’s quarters. The house and grounds will be open to the public during this event. Parking will be at Dodd Park with shuttles transporting to event site. Free admission. Food and drinks will be available. Free.

NEW! Spring into Spring 10:30am.  Maymont Nature Center and Grounds.  Celebrate the first full day of spring at Maymont! Warming weather and longer days mean the animals are waking up from hibernation, returning from warmer-weather habitats, and building nests. Kids will decorate a gourd birdhouse to help backyard birds get ready to raise their young, and explore the grounds with an educator to discover the early signs of spring. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register online by March 20. Fee.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text.  Open to all ages. No pre-registration required.  Today –Women’s History Month – Sojourner’s Step Stomp Stride. Free.

Tredegar Battalion. 11:30am. The American Civil War Center, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219. They are looking to recruit youngsters every Saturday at 11:30am to join the Tredegar Battalion. Discover how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket by drilling with a costumed interpreter. Program includes a blank, black powder firing.

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

A SUESStastic SEUSSabration!  2pm.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.  A special Dr. Seuss themed storytime. They will read a Dr. Seuss beloved tale, watch a short animated movie retelling a Seuss classic and make Dr. Seuss crafts and snacks to take home! For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

P.A.W.S. to Read. 3pm-4pm. Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA. Do you love dogs? Come and read to one of our resident therapy reading dogs! this reading program allows children to have a reading session with a therapy dog and their trainer. Parents, this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Every Saturday at Ginter Park Library. Please call 804.646.1236 to schedule your 15-30 minute session. Free.

Romp n’ Roll West End Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  9677 W Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060.  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 804-249-5001. ($20 for one child, $35 for two children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing).  For children ages 2 to 5.

Sunday, March 22nd

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet.  3pm.  University of Richmond, Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music.  Fee.