The Week Ahead: March 19-25

Spring weather is coming fast and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy this coming week and through the weekend. Mark your calendars now and don’t miss anything. And if your kids are out of school for Spring Break during the week of April 8, we’ve included a special week of events post on our website so check it out – be sure and let us know of other events we can add to the calendar.

Thanks and have a rocking good week!

Monday, March 19

 Great Wolf Lodge March Madness – get great discounts while they last!

Always Patsy Cline at Hanover Tavern.

Learn about the new Chesterfield Children’s Museum of Richmond at a special ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the site of the new location.

Tuesday, March 20

 Great Wolf Lodge March Madness with great discounts for a limited time!

Young at Art: Ancient Art and Languages.  10am-11am.  VMFA – Preschool Program. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each month. Check website for times and details.

Great Wolf Lodge is a vacation destination!

St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Glen Allen will host faith leaders from area churches to speak for its Lenten Series. On Tuesdays during Lent, the series will offer lunch followed by a talk on this year’s theme, At the Foot of the Cross. All are invited for a time to partake of food for the body and the soul.Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and speakers at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $7 for lunch or participants may bring their own. The series is held at St. Michael’s located at 4491 Springfield Road in Glen Allen. Visit website to see names of speakers each week and their church affiliations.

Celtic Woman – Tuesday, Mar 20 7:30p at Center Stage: Landmark Theater, Richmond, VA – Internationally acclaimed vocal phenomenon Celtic Woman has announced their brand-new North American tour in support of their new CD/DVD release, BELIEVE.

Wednesday, March 21

RIR, The NASCAR Foundation & Children’s Museum of Richmond invite you to a partnership announcement Wednesday, March 21, 2012  which is free and open to the public.  Announcement begins at 5:30 pm  and is open to the public at no charge. CMoR will be open from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm with the first 200 guests admitted FREE! After the first 200 guests, kids can still play for only 60¢!* Vintage race cars will be on display and you can enter for a chance to win race tickets! NASCAR driver and Virginia native  Elliott Sadler  will be here to help us make the announcement. Only at CMoR Central – 2626 W. Broad Street . *Discount applies to children 18 and under with admission of a paying adult ($8).  Please note that the museum requires 1 adult for every 5 children in attendance.

IMAX®DOME – See breathtaking IMAX® films on the largest movie screen in Virginia! Ten times the size of a traditional 35 mm film, IMAX® films are projected over two-thirds of the dome’s screen for the ultimate “You Are There” experience. See Hubble and Born to be Wild now. Visit website for times and dates of showings.

Young at Art: Ancient Art and Languages.  10am-11am.  VMFA – Preschool Program. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each month. Check website for times and details.

Spirited Art is starting a weekday class – every Wednesday, we will be offering an adult class at 11 a.m.  You’re welcome to bring your own lunch/snacks during this weekday class.  Check out our calendar www.myspiritedart.com.

SAKS Spring Fashion Show – Benefits go to LINC. 10% of coupon sales for to Legal Information Network for Cancer when you mention LINC at the point of sale.

Lunch Break Science Wednesday, March 21, Noon at the Science Museum of Virginia. The Color of Disparities: African American, Hispanic American, and Native American Women in the United States Health Care System, presented by Dr. Patricia Gunn, an Ohio- based attorney, Chair, St. Francis/St. Emma, Inc. and graduate of St. Francis de Sales in Powhatan.

Thursday, March 22

Young at Art: Ancient Art and Languages.  10am-11am.  VMFA – Preschool Program. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each month. Check website for times and details.

IMAX®DOME – See breathtaking IMAX® films on the largest movie screen in Virginia! Ten times the size of a traditional 35 mm film, IMAX® films are projected over two-thirds of the dome’s screen for the ultimate “You Are There” experience. See Hubble and Born to be Wild now. Visit website for times and dates of showings.

Barnes & Noble Storytime at Short Pump Children’s Storytime: Toddlers and Preschoolers (Ages 6 and Under). Join us each Thursday for our Children’s Storytime. On the third Thursday of each month, we’ll have a special visit from Seymour and the Children’s Museum.

Hawk Harmony will present “WILLIE WONKA JR.” on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM AND Friday, March 23 at 7:00 PM in the Pocahontas auditorium. Tickets will go on sale soon and are $4 in advance and $5 at the show. They can be purchased before school in the bus lobby or during lunch.

Amelia Bloomer, a rebellious reformer and early women’s rights activist who invented bloomers and liberated women from oppressive clothing of the mid-19th century is the focus on stories at the Virginia Historical Society on March 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Universe Society RACE: Are We So Different? Thursday, March 22, 6-8 pm. Visit the groundbreaking exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? with Richmond’s most prominent young professionals. Gain insight into this important topic from scientific, historical and cultural perspectives. RACE is a project of the American Anthropological Association and is funded by the Ford Foundation & National Science Foundation.

Friday, March 23

Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show at Richmond Convention Center.

CMoR Central and Short Pump  – Curious George at Central and Tigger at Short Pump.

eMommie Warehouse Sale with even more discounts when you register.

IMAX®DOME – See breathtaking IMAX® films on the largest movie screen in Virginia! Ten times the size of a traditional 35 mm film, IMAX® films are projected over two-thirds of the dome’s screen for the ultimate “You Are There” experience. See Hubble and Born to be Wild now. Visit website for times and dates of showings.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a distinctive bowl-a-thon fundraiser that supports one-to-one mentoring matches that change the lives of children in our community for the better, forever! It is a fun and easy way to positively impact a child’s life. Teams are made up of 5 bowlers, so muster up your creativity and grab 4 of your favorite friends, neighbors, or co-workers and sign up your team, today! Details are found at www.bigbrobigsis.com/bfks2012.

CMoR – Join us on the fourth Friday of each month for a special story time with a Franklin Federal Educator! The fourth Friday of each month will feature a book that emphasizes financial literacy. After story time, the educator will stick around to play and answer questions in CMoR’s very own Franklin Federal Branch! Story time starts at 10:00am.

Saturday, March 24

FREE admission to Children’s Corner Book Chat at Virginia Historical Society. Join us on March 24, 2012, at 1:00 pm for this special event!  Author Kelly Starling Lyons will visit the Virginia Historical Society to read her book, “Ellen’s Broom,” and present a program related to the text. The event is free and open to the public–be sure to arrive early for this exciting meet-and-greet event because seating is limited.

Incredible sales events and fun at Hip to be Round.

Romp N’ Roll Mechanicsville Free Open House This Saturday 9am-Noon – Enjoy tons of fun with younger kids! Our fantastic instructors will be leading super-fun activities in our gym as well as a springtime craft in our art room.

Mom and dad, while you are there, be sure to pick up information on our Spring and Summer classes and don’t forget to enter our raffle for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Romp n’ Roll and other local businesses, such as American Family Fitness, Riverbound Cafe, and Moe’s Southwest Cafe.

Country music singer George Canyon will be in Richmond on Saturday, March 24. He will be performing at an event for children living with Type 1 diabetes and their families being held at Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Nuckols Rd. in Glen Allen, VA  on Sat. March 24. The “CareGiver” program is a retreat for children and their families living with type 1 diabetes and is being presented by The Children’s Hospital of Richmond and Animas Corporation.  The day will include fun events for the kids, valuable information for parents and of course a George Canyon performance.

Capital Diaper Bank in partnership with Anthem HealthKeepers Plus (a division of HealthKeepers, Inc.) and other public and private partners is sponsoring a DIAPER CHANGE Diaper Drive for the City of Richmond and the surrounding areas. The DIAPER CHANGE Diaper Drive will begin on March 24, 2012 with a kickoff event at the Elm St. campus of Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, 29 Elm Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 from 11 am-1 pm. The DIAPER CHANGE Diaper Drive will end on April 21, 2012. There is no program at the federal, state, or local level to help families in need with purchasing diapers and many children spend days in a soiled diaper, increasing the risk of infection to the child for many types of diseases. A baby may need 6-10 diaper changes in one day! Please plan to attend DIAPER CHANGE with a handful, an armload, or a TRUCKLOAD of diapers on March 24! For more information about how to get involved, please call Capital Diaper Bank at (804) 359-8821 or email capitaldiaperbk@hotmail.com.

Walk for Kids at Benedictine College Preparatory at 8:30 a.m. Games and prizes following the walk. Register in advance at c2adopt.org or on Saturday morning during check-in at 8:30. Money goes to help the Virginia Foster Care System and parents waiting to adopt children. If you’re unable to walk, visit kidsdinefree.net and apply the code “coordinators” to receive a $2.00 discount on a KDF card and $4 of your sale goes directly to benefit Coordinators2Inc.

eMommie Warehouse Sale with even more discounts when you register.

IMAX®DOME – See breathtaking IMAX® films on the largest movie screen in Virginia! Ten times the size of a traditional 35 mm film, IMAX® films are projected over two-thirds of the dome’s screen for the ultimate “You Are There” experience. See Hubble and Born to be Wild now. Visit website for times and dates of showings.

The Richmond SPCA is hosting its 10th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run, presented by Car Pool on Saturday, March 24. Take part by walking with your dog, running in the 5K, or you can help by making a donation to benefit homeless pets in the care of the Richmond SPCA. The Holiday Barn Pet Resorts Vendor Fair is free and open to the public and includes family- and pet-friendly attractions. Visit www.richmondspca.org/race for more information.

CMoR Central – Story time with Curious George

CMoR Short Pump – Story time with Tigger

VMFA – Becoming an Illustrator (register online!) See how art influences picture-book illustrators and vice versa. Use the techniques of illustrators and artists to create an original story.

What’s Easter without an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt? Kids up to age 8 can enjoy the fun of running through the early spring grasses to hunt for Easter eggs at Pole Green Park 10 a.m. and Montpelier Park at 1 p.m.. Come enjoy fun games, crafts and of course dancing with the Big Bunny himself! The Egg Hunts are FREE and open to the public, no pre-registration necessary. All Hunts are Rain or Shine. Don’t forget your camera! Our very own Easter Bunny will be making an appearance!

Saturday, March 24-Sunday, March 25 - Middle school girls work together with women in the medical field to examine significant health topics and explore careers in medicine. Girls in Medicine Camp In is sponsored by HCA Virginia Health System. Fee: $10 per girl and chaperone. For every four girls, one chaperone is required. Pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 804.864.1400.

Southside Area Moms of MultiplesEverything for Kids Sale. Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Manchester Middle School, 7401 Hull Street Road, Richmond, VA 23234 – from 8am – 11am, rain or shine. Cash Only. Over 50 families selling.

2012 Summer Adventure Expo, March 24, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will be held indoors and outdoors at Peak Experiences in Midlothian, behind The Shoppes at Bellgrade. Last year’s inaugural Expo was a huge success, and visitors and exhibitors alike agreed that it should become an annual event.Over 20 exhibitors for the 2012 Summer Adventure Expo.

Join Henricus for Commemoration of the March 1622 Virginia Indian Offensive- Enjoy a James River boating excursion and evening candlelight tour. Visit Henricus Historical Park on March 24 and experience first-person historical interpretation of the readiness of English colonists on the eve of the coordinated military offensive by Powhatan leader Opechancanough. Executed on March 22, 1622, the uprising destroyed Henricus and subsequent efforts to re-establish the town failed. An evening candlelight tour will examine the aftermath of the raid and affects on the colonists.

Tickles & Giggles Consignment Sale in Ashland, VA (near Walmart). Visit link for details.

Sunday, March 25

Enjoy CMoR all summer with great activities!

CMoR Central – Story time with Miss Peninsula Outstanding Teen 2012: Unity Bowling

CMoR Short Pump – Story time with Curious George

Incredible sales events and fun at Hip to be Round.

eMommie Warehouse Sale with even more discounts when you register.

2012 Ladybug Wine Dinner – For the twelfth year, the Greater Richmond ARC is raising funds to help young children with developmental disabilities and delays to achieve to their fullest potential. Together, we can ensure that Ladybug Fund scholarships are available for ANY family who needs ARC’s Infant and Child Development Services. No family should be turned away from specialized pediatric rehabilitation when it can give them the best possible start to leading a fulfilling life!

Middle school girls work together with women in the medical field to examine significant health topics and explore careers in medicine. Girls in Medicine Camp In is sponsored by HCA Virginia Health System. Fee: $10 per girl and chaperone. For every four girls, one chaperone is required. Pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 804.864.1400.

The City Singers children’s choirs and Richmond Choral Society will be performing in conjunction with Minds Wide Open: Children and the Arts 2012 from the Richmond Symphony. Call 804.353.9582 with questions.

Tickles & Giggles Consignment Sale in Ashland, VA (near Walmart). Visit link for details.

IMAX®DOME – See breathtaking IMAX® films on the largest movie screen in Virginia! Ten times the size of a traditional 35 mm film, IMAX® films are projected over two-thirds of the dome’s screen for the ultimate “You Are There” experience. See Hubble and Born to be Wild now. Visit website for times and dates of showings.

Don’t forget to use your Savvy Saver card for all types of savings!

 

 

 

RhondaDay

Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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