March 9th – 15th

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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

Through  Sunday, March 15th

Fiddler on the Roof.  The Robins Theatre  at the Steward School.  A musical theatre tradition – Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty.  8 Performances.

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)

Monday, March 9th

Foster Parent Orientation.  6pm-7pm.  Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.  Could you help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email for more information.  Free.

Monday, March 9th – Sunday, March 15th

BabyPalooza.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  Romp n’ Roll invites all children one year and younger to try our Babies class for free from March 9th to March 15th! Visit us to see how classes at Romp n’ Roll can enhance your child’s motor development, social skills and cognitive skills. Class times vary by location; check our schedule at and call (804) 364-6363 to register.  Free.

Tuesday, March 10th

“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.

RVA Parents Forum covers TECHNOLOGY: The Good, Bad & Ugly.  6:00-7:30pm. Children’s Museum of Richmond- Short Pump. Fee.

Wednesday, March 11th

Mommy and Me. 10am-11:30am. Willow Lawn – Outside on the Plaza. Join The Shops at Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of every month as they host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents’ interaction with their children. This month –  Rocknoceros. 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 11th – Sunday, March 15th

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!  Richmond Coliseum.  Visit the website for showtimes and fees.  Enter Win 4 Tickets Here.

Thursday, March 12th

“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.

Stained Glass Designs.  4:15-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8.  Be motivated—and illuminated—by stunning stained glass objects while learning the terms “translucent” and “opaque” to help you create similar designs of your own.  Fee.

Thursday, March 12th – Sunday, March 15th

SPARC Presents The Secret Garden.  Richmond CenterStage, Gottwald Playhouse.  Visit the website for showtimes and fees.

Friday, March 13th

Break It Down.  5pm-6:30pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Composition, color, and form in the style of Cubism.  Fee.

Silk Painting.  5pm-7pm.   Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Recommended for children ages 5 – 12.  Explore traditional and modern approaches to the art of silk painting. Each family will design one silk scarf to take home.  Fee.

Mad Science Parents Night Out. 6pm to 10pm. Want to get out without bringing the kids too? Enjoy a nice night out while Mad Science entertains your kids. But beware, they may be having so much fun they don’t’ want to go back! The night will include pizza, a fun science activity, take home activities (slime and more), games, and a fun movie! The cost is $30 per child ($25 for additional siblings). Grades K – 5. Check the website for the list of scheduled topics and to register.

Russian National Ballet Theatre, Cinderella.  7:30pm.  Carpenter Theatre, Richmond CenterStage.  Fee.

Friday, March 13th – 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.

Saturday, March 14th

Christ Church Spring Consignment Sale.  Christ Church Episcopal Church, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059.
7:30am – 11:15am
Noon to 3pm Public Half-Price Sale

SAMON Everything for Kids Sale.  Manchester Middle School
8am – 11am

MOYC (Mother’s of Young Children) Clothes and Toy Sale. West End Assembly of God, 401 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229.
8am – 12pm
Reduced sale: 1pm-2pm

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

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.

Open House at Robots and Mudpies Preschool.  10am-Noon.  2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico, VA 23294.  Robots and Mud Pies Preschool is the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) focused preschool in the Richmond area. They offer a half day program for children ages 2 years old through 5 years old with a morning session and an afternoon session.

Monster Jam®, featuring El Toro Loco. 10am. Local Lowes stores.  Monster Jam is back at Lowe’s this weekend! Be sure to register your child to build this Monster Jam project featuring El Toro Loco®! Registeration required.

Eppington Plantation Tour.  10am-11am. 14602 Eppes Falls Road, Chesterfield.  Visit Eppington Plantation for a rare Saturday tour and experience Colonial life at one of Chesterfield County’s historic plantation homes.

P.A.W.S. to Read. 10am-Noon. 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.

Meet Best-selling Author and Musician, Thorton Cline.  10:30am.  Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227.   A reading of The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Violin and hear the music come to life with Mr. Cline and his violin. For ages 3 and up.  For questions and info call Miss Tori at 804.646.1236.  Free.

Innsbrook Saint Paddy Palooza. 11am-5pm. Innsbrook is gearing up to help you shake off the winter doldrums and enjoy everything Irish! Live music, bands, food, ice cream, pony rides and a HOT AIR BALLOON. Free to attend.

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.

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 children, $40 for three children; no discounts apply, children must be siblings to qualify for pricing)

Sunday, March 15th

15 Cent Kids Days.  Children’s Museum of Richmond.  15¢ Kids Days will offer admission to children for 15¢ on the 15th of each month. Valid at all four locations (Central, Short Pump, Chesterfield, and Fredericksburg), the Museum will feature activities for the entire family – in addition to the play-filled, educational environment that families across Central Virginia have come to associate with CMoR.

Teeny Tiny Farm Visit.  10am-Noon.  Children’s Museum – Fredericksburg location.  Teeny Tiny Farm and their petting zoo will be visiting.  Free with museum admission.