July 13th – 19th

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Most of the Month…

Free and $1 Movies All Summer Long!

Report Card Rewards

Bowling for Free all Summer!

Free Summer Reading Programs

Pick Your Own Blueberries and Blackberries

Goodnight Moon.  The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  July 10th – August 2nd.  Fee.

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

ADHERE – Tape Art by Nickolai Walko and Bikes: Science on Two Wheels. Science Museum of Richmond.  Fee.

Monday, July 13th

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.

$1 Movies at Destination Theater. 10am.  Destination Theater, 5246 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell. $1 movies on Mondays this summer at 10am. This week – Penguins of Madagascar.

Fantastic Fan Art. 3pm. Glen Allen Library. We’re starting a fan art wall at Glen Allen Branch Library, and we need your help! Draw pictures of characters and heroes from your favorite books, comics, movies, and games. We’ll provide the art supplies, you provide the creativity! For teens and tweens.

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 on June 8th at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.  Free

Tuesday, July 14th

Chick fil-A Cow Appreciation Day.  Dress like a cow and get free food!  Visit the site for details and frequently asked questions.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Mr Peabody & Sherman. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

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 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman  &  The Book of Life. 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.

Corrected date – Short Pump Pals Meeting. 11am. Short Pump Mall,  Free.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud.

Barefoot Puppets Performance.  2pm at Sandston Library and 7pm at Varina Library.  Barefoot Puppets presents the amazing adventures of the clever spider Anansi, with original music, colorful scenery and lots of laughs!  Free.

Superhero Training Academy/Camp. 3pm at Gayton Library and 6:30pm at Tuckahoe Library. Are you a superhero? Do you want to be? Superhero Training Camp can help you work on all your super skills! Costumes welcome! 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, July 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.

Free Kids Summer Film Series at Bow Tie Cinemas. 10am. Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond.  This week – Mr Peabody & Sherman. First-come, first-seated.   Free.

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 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman  &  The Book of Life. First-come, first-seated. $1 per person.

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.

Barefoot Puppets Performance.  2pm at North Park Library and 7pm at Glen Allen Library.  Barefoot Puppets presents the amazing adventures of the clever spider Anansi, with original music, colorful scenery and lots of laughs!  Free.

DIY Superheros. 6:30pm. North Park Library. Teens and tweens, get in touch with the Super You! Create your own superhero (or supervillain) alter ego, design your logo and costume, and star in your own comic book adventure. Free.

Meet Local Heroes.  10:30am at the Sandston Library and 3:30pm at the Varina Library.  Meet Henrico County firefighters and police officers and find out how they keep us safe.  Free.

Wednesday, July 15th – Saturday, July 18th

Reveille United Methodist Church presents Godspell. July 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 pm and July 18 at 2pm.  Reveille United Methodist Church Santuary, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23221. The youth music ministry brings you the Broadway musical, Godspell. Originally staged in 1971, the show brought us hit songs like “Day by Day.” Godspell is a spirited presentation of the parables of Jesus as told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the door for Reveille’s Swansboro Community Ministries, which supports the Dancing Classrooms program for Swansboro Elementary School fifth graders.

Thursday, July 16th

Samantha’s Tea Party. 9am. Maymont Mansion and Grounds. Fee.

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.

Superhero Storytime. 2:30pm. Fairfield Library. Registration required. Hear super hero stories and make costumes. Registration required. Please register each child who will attend. For ages 5-11. Free.

Flowers After 5. 5pm-9pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping.  Family activities in the Children’s Garden from 5pm-6pm.  The 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.

Barefoot Puppets Performance.  7pm.  Gayton Library.  Barefoot Puppets presents the amazing adventures of the clever spider Anansi, with original music, colorful scenery and lots of laughs!  Free.

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

Friday, July 17th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  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.

“Let’s Try an Opera” on the Ha’Penny Stage. 11am. 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.

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. Pedal to the Museum for an evening of science and enjoy bike valet parking! Sample ice cream made using a bicycle and learn how to protect your pudding in a helmet safety demonstration. Spin into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expeditions taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 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.

Concert in the Park.  5:30pm-8:30pm. Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Free concert series presented by the E.J. Wade Foundation. Scheduled to perform: Mako Music Mentor Band, Prospect 7 and The Hunts. Free.

Flying Squirrels Game.  5:35pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

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.

Movies in the Park Series.  8:30pm (or when it gets dark). Jefferson Park, 1921 Princess Anne Ave, Richmond, VA 23223. This week – Big Hero 6.  A weekly friday night, city-wide event, open to the public.  Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie.  Free.

Saturday, July 18th

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.

Preschool Dance Party. 10:30am. Dumbarton Library. Come get your groove on! We’re going to jump and jive and enjoy moving our bodies to some rockin’ tunes. Bring your water! Space is limited. Groups please call in advance. Free.

Learn to Draw Manga & Anime Style. 10:30am. Fairfield Library. This workshop will begin with a brief talk on the world of the Mangaka followed by an introduction to drawing skill sets and techniques used by manga and anime artists to help transform their ideas into drawings. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary. This workshop is open to middle school and high school students. Please register in person, online at henricolibrary.org or by calling your library. Registration will begin one month in advance of the workshop. This workshop will be six hours long, so please bring a lunch and snacks. Materials will be provided, or students may bring their own sketchbook.  Free.

Spiderman and Friends. Performance times will be at 11am and 1:30pm.  Spiderman is swinging his way over to CMoR Central and bringing his other Marvel friends for very special performances during the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Summer Series!  Spiderman will be visiting CMoR Frederickburg on Sunday, the 19th.  Event is free with Museum admission.

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 – American Revolution History Month – George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra.  Free.

Geek Out. 2:30pm. Gayton Library. Tired of the regular tie-dying method that always looks the same? Want to get more creative and detailed? You will be amazed at what you can create with a Sharpie. Start planning your designs now for Sharpie Tie-dye. Just bring your white cotton T-shirt, etc. or use something else provided by the library. Sponsored by the Friends of Gayton Library. For teens and tweens. Free.

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).

Flying Squirrels Game.  6:05pm.  The Diamond.  Fee.

Sunday, July 19th

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.

Explore the Parables of Jesus through Art. 6pm-7:30pm. Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23221. Reveille UMC is offering a creative way to discover and experience the parables of Jesus. Each art exploration will begin with the brief study of a parable, followed by hands-on art projects to help you explore and respond to these key teachings of Jesus in a new way. Art opportunities will be offered for all ages, from young children to adults, and several art options will be offered at each session. Options will vary from week to week, but may include painting, drawing, song writing, drama, wearable art, textiles, and crafting.  The art explorations are open to the public free of charge, but registration is required at www.reveilleumc.org/art-exploration.