November 16th – 22nd

kid in leavesMonday, November 16th

Music & Movement Mondays.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can take part in an activity that focuses on music and movement every Monday!  Free with museum admission.

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Explore your creative side with Miss Lisa.  FREE with admission.

Bullying and the Special Needs Child.  6:30pm – 8pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central,2626 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  (For all ages) Children with special needs such as physical, emotional, developmental, sensory, or intellectual are at a higher risk for bullying. Come learn about the factors that may put your child at increased risk and what we, as parents, can do to help prevent, respond, and protect special needs children from bullying behaviors.  Fee.

Tuesday, November 17th

Tinker Tuesdays.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can take part in an fun Math or Science project every Tuesday!  Free with museum admission.

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.

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

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

Third Thursday with The Story Lady.  11am.  Barnes and Noble-Libbie Place.  Join children’s storyteller, Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady, for some interactive fall fun! The Story Lady will have stories, poems, and songs for all ages. 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, November 18th

Art Workshop Wednesday.   Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can head to the Art Studio for an instructor-led art activity every Wednesday!  Free with museum admission.

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.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Thursday, November 19th

Thoughtful Thursdays.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can take part in an activity that focuses on helping others every Thursday!  Free with museum admission.

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.

Children’s Storytime.  10:30am.  Barnes and Noble Short Pump.  Every Thursday. On the fourth Thursday of each month, enjoy a special visit from Seymour and the folks from the Children’s Museum.  Free.

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am.  Free.

Art of the Americas.  4:15pm – 6pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 5 – 8 | Appreciate the skill and artistry of the first peoples of America as you learn how to make functional objects similar to works seen in the galleries.   Fee.

The Goodnight Story: What New Parents Need to Know About Babies and Sleep.  6:30pm-8pm.  St. Mary’s Hospital – Room 159,5801 Bremo Road, Richmond, Virginia 23226.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Understanding sleep needs for babies and establishing sleep routines are often a concern and challenge for parents. Learn about the ages and stages of sleep, how to set routines and conditions conducive to sleep, sleep safety tips and solutions for common sleep challenges. Find out what to expect with your newborn and into the first year of life. Free.  Pre-registration required by clicking here  Sponsored by Bon Secours Richmond.  Free.

Surviving the Transition to Adulthood: We Made it to 18- Now What?  6:30pm-8pm.  Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar,1601 Willow Lawn Drive, #800, Richmond, VA 23230.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  As children grow up, parents grow up too! Our children’s needs change, as will our parenting needs. What a 12 year old girl needs from her parents is different from what she might need when she’s 22; it’s still called parenting, but it looks very different. This forum will explore the changes that occur in parenting as our children grow older, primarily focusing on our 18-25 year old children!  Fee.

November 19th – 21st

The Clothesline Children’s Holiday Consignment Sale.  Bon Air Community Center, 8725 Quaker Lane Richmond 23235.  This sale includes children’s fall & winter clothing (newborn through juniors/teens), holiday wear, coats, shoes & boots, accessories, books, electronics, and toys.
Thursday, November 19th • 9a to 8p
Friday, November 20th • 9a to 8p (25% off marked items)
Saturday, November 21th • 8a to 2p (50% off marked items)

Friday, November 20th

Fit Fridays.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can take part in an activity that focuses on getting fit every Friday!  Free with museum admission.

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.

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.

Friday, November 20th – Sunday, November 29th

Disney’s Mary Poppins.  The Robins Theatre at The Steward School.  Performed by Character Works.  One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.  Fee.

Saturday, November 21st

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.

One Great Morning of Raking @ Japanese Garden.  9am-Noon.  Maymont’s Japanese Garden.  Caring for the garden is quite a task. To help with this endeavor, volunteer to assist the horticulture staff rake the fallen leaves covering the garden. Please call ahead and bring your own rake!  Free.

Habitat Youth Event – LEGO Build Competition.   9:30A-12:00pm.  For  youth, ages 5-12, and their families.  Kids will learn about Habitat, compete for prices through a LEGO build puzzle and Habitat Bingo. They also get to decorate their own hat, and of course compete in the LEGO Build competition. The link to sign up for the event is, https://habitatlegobuild2015.  Fee.

Affairs of the Hearth at Henricus. 10am – 5pm.  Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836.  Explore 17th-century cooking in the daily life of English soldiers, middle-class colonists and Virginia Indians. Demonstrations at the Virginia Indian site will feature the smoking of meat and making of harvest stew and corn cakes. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how soldiers made small rations of salted bacon, peas and oatmeal appealing through additives of bread, cheese and yard vegetables. Middle-class cooking will be featured at the re-created plantation of John and Alice Proctor to highlight a typical English autumn meal.  Fee.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Historical Society.  Special educator-led readings of children’s history books.  Free and open to all ages.

 University of Richmond Football vs. William & Mary.  Noon.  Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond.  It’s the “Oldest Rivalry in the South” as the University of Richmond Spiders take on William & Mary for the 125th Anniversary Game at Robins Stadium! Take part in the festivities and the Sweet Frog Family Fun Zone! Gates open at 10:30AM. Tickets can be purchased online at  Cost: $35 (Hoops & Hits Special: Receive a free ticket to a Spider basketball game with your football ticket purchase!)

Arena Racing.  7pm.  Richmond Colesium.  Drivers race real, one-half-scale stock cars that fly around the custom high-banked track that barely fits inside a hockey rink. See kids 8-13 years old in their event and the Pro Division in up to four 50 Lap races that include the Top Dog championship race at the end of the show.  Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early for the free Driver Meet & Greet. Doors open 1 hour prior to race.  Fee.

November 21st – January 2nd

Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village.  Nightly 5:30pm – 10:00pm.   The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia.   The light show consists of hundreds of thousands of LED lights synchronized to music from your car radio, and features an 80-foot tunnel of lights, 50-foot Christmas trees, dancing snowmen, singing trees and Santas and festive decorations.  At the conclusion of the drive, guests can visit Santa’s Village, which will include opportunities for photos with Santa, children’s activities and holiday treats for purchase.  Fee.