June 15th – 21st

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A Million BloomsButterflies LIVE! and WaterPlay. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Fee with Garden Admission.  

The 17th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall. 7:30pm. June 4th – 28th. One of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. Arrive at 6pm and stroll through the gardens, or bring your picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn while being serenaded with songs and monologues from the Festival Young Company actors. Then enjoy the performance in comfortable outdoor stadium style seating. Fee.

Bowling for Free all Summer!

Monday, June 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.

Itsy Bitsy Artists. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  More process than product, your art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Add some color to the world each Monday! FREE with admission.

Henrico Pops Chorus. 7pm. Sandston Library. The Henrico Pops Chorus will perform a concert featuring popular hits from Broadway musicals. Free.

Tuesday, June 16th

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20.  This week – Nut Job & Annie. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

Time to Sing. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites. FREE with admission.

Third Tuesdays with The Story Lady.  11am. Barnes & Noble-Libbie Place.  Join children’s storyteller and author, Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady for a special storytime, Spring Into Summer. The event starts off with stories and songs celebrating fun in the sun, but that’s not all. For June’s Third Tuesday there’s an optional pre-order special with summertime crafts and treats following Ali’s performance. Come join the wiggling, giggling fun! Storytime is FREE. If you’re interested in the pre-order event afterwards, check the Barnes & Noble-Libbie Place calendar for more information.

KAZAAM! IT’S A LUNCH LADY PARTY. 2:30pm. Dumbarton Library, Henrico County. Celebrate Jarrett Krosoczka’s heroic cafeteria workers by designing your own gadget, playing exciting games, and honing your superhero skills. Space is limited. Groups please call in advance. Ages 5-11. Free.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I , Ashland , VA.  Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Wednesday, June 17th

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Regal Summer Movie Express Just $1. 10am. Regal Short Pump Stadium 14, Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20, Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16, and Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20.  This week – Nut Job & Annie. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

Wednesday, June 17th – Sunday, June 21st

CharacterWorks presents CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.  The Robins Theatre (Steward School), 11600 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238. Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Thursday, June 18th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting). Free with Garden admission.

Friday, June 19th

Storytime. 10am. Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Science After Dark: Biketastic Adventure. 5pm-9pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Guests receive free bike helmets and fittings while supplies last before joining in on our bike safety clinics. Decorate your bike spokes with LED lights, launch rockets with bicycle pumps and create your own button bike art in the brand new Art Lab! Pedal into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expedition taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5 or free for members. College students with ID will receive free admission.

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.

Parent’s Night Out.  6:30pm-10:30pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I , Ashland , VA.  The kids will be happy with an evening of jumping, games, dinner and a movie! 4-12 years old.  Fee.

Free Movies on the Lawn at West Broad Village. Grab your family and your lawn chair and enjoy a fun-filled time on the lawn at West Broad Village. Activities start at 8pm, the movie starts at 9pm. This week – Big Hero 6.

Movies in the Park Series.  8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Byrd Park, 600 S. Boulevard, 23221. This week – Maleficent at Byrd Park.  A weekly friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  7:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Saturday, June 20th

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.

RVA Streets Alive! 10am-2pm. Inspired by open streets projects all over the world, this event is about closing streets to cars and opening them to the public — for one day — to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. FREE and open to everyone to do what you wish – run, walk, bike, roller blade, WHATEVER! Make sure to check out the vendors lining the streets with free activities for the entire family!

Fairy Chase. 10:30am. Maymont Grounds. 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 – World War II History Month – Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee.  Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  5:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party. 2pm. North Park Library. Join the family fun and enjoy refreshments, games, and prizes! Free.

Richmond Raiders Game.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.

Saturday, June 20th -Sunday, June 21st

Father’s Day Weekend. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Dads and other caregivers deserve more than one day to feel special! Lewis Ginter has a whole weekend of fun and relaxation with live music and a cookout, remote-control model boats on Sydnor Lake, and more. Garden admission also includes the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit.

Sunday, June 21st

2015 Summer “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Reenactment Series.  1:15pm – 2:30pm.  Historic St. John’s Church.  1:15 p.m. Doors open, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, 1:30 p.m. Music program, 1:45 p.m. Reenactment begins Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or when church is at capacity).  This event is FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Reservations are available for groups of ten or more for fee of $5 per person, up to 100 reserved seats. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place.  No admittance after the reenactment begins.  This reenactment is not recommended for children under the age of 6. We ask that parents escort restless little delegates outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com.  Street parking is available.

Flying Squirrels Game.  1:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Jonathan Austin on the Ha’Penny Stage.  4pm.  Dogwood Dell.  Part of the 59th Annual Festival of the arts, sponsored by the City of Richmond Parks Department. The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more.  Free.