The Week Ahead: April 23 – 29, 2012

The week is shaping up nicely with lots of fun for kids and parents. From the last days of Zula Patrol to the introduction of To the Arctic at the Science Museum of Virginia, there is plenty to do in Richmond.

And don’t miss the chance to win 4 free tickets to Family Cultural Day on Saturday. Check out Scorched Earth at the Barksdale Theatre, and Patsy Cline showing at various times throughout the week and weekend.

Remember that Monday is member Monday at CMoR Central. Richmond moms are also encouraged to come out and support CJ Thumbs Up at the Spirited Art night on April 24.

Remember to vote for your favorite Supermom 2012 this week. And enter to win a $50 gift card for iPhone Apps, order from RELAY for a chance to win $75, and check your Savvy Saver card for savings every day.

Wow – so much to do – live life and experience it to the utmost.

Get up and get moving as you enjoy life every day!

Monday April 23, 2012

Zula Patrol at CMoR Short Pump – Join all of your favorite characters from the Zula patrol as you and your family explore weather phenomena at each of the interactive stations in this special exhibit, at CMoR for a limited time – until May 18.

Scorched Earth -  – Click link for specific dates and times. Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. Suggested for ages 14+.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Join us for art demonstrations for preschool aged children at 10:30am followed by story time at 11:00am. Available at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump from April 23-27.

Member Monday only at CMoR Central from 9:30am-1:00pm.  CMoR Central is open exclusively to members on the first and fourth Monday of each month during the school year.  Enjoy light snacks and beverages during these special days.

FREE entrance day at Maggie L. Walker Historic Site. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Local Opportunity Event at the Southern Women’s Show. Drop by to learn more about Inc. 500’s fastest growing company! 10:00 a.m. at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Workshops and classes.

Tuesday, April 24

Zula Patrol at CMoR Short Pump – Join all of your favorite characters from the Zula patrol as you and your family explore weather phenomena at each of the interactive stations in this special exhibit, at CMoR for a limited time – until May 18.

Scorched Earth -  – Click link for specific dates and times. Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. Suggested for ages 14+.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Join us for art demonstrations for preschool aged children at 10:30am followed by story time at 11:00am. Available at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump from April 23-27.

CJ Thumbs Up Night at Spirited ArtCome and paint at Spirited Art and a percentage of the proceeds will go to CJ’s Thumbs Up this evening.

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.

Join JFS adoption social worker Jessica Carty, LCSW, and adoption attorney Colleen M. Quinn, Esq., of Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn at a free adoption seminar. You’ll learn about the types of adoption, how the adoption process works, what to expect when your child comes home, and more. Date: Tuesday, April 24 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Place: JFS, 6718 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226. Free. RSVP: 804-282-5644, ext. 0, or email adoption@jfsrichmond.org. Space is limited, so reserve yours now.

Thursday, April 25

Celebration of Smiles at Real Life Studios - one day only at Real Life Studios. Don’t miss it!

Puppet show put on by the Richmond Waldorf School—free at Franklin Goose.

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.

FREE entrance day at Maggie L. Walker Historic Site. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

FREE Cloth Diaper Class – Thinking of cloth diapering but don’t know where to start?  Want to learn the pros and cons of different types of diapers? Join us for a free cloth diaper class!

Taste of Hanover – a must eat event! Looking for some great food & fun? Visit the 8th Annual A Taste of Hanover, hosted by Bass Pro Shops on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM inside the Bass Pros Shops Ashland store. A Taste of Hanover is a flavor filled food festival, showcasing the diversity of Hanover County’s restaurants & caterers. For the price of a ticket, attendees sample a wide variety of culinary specialties, wine and beer while enjoying live music.

Zula Patrol at CMoR Short Pump – Join all of your favorite characters from the Zula patrol as you and your family explore weather phenomena at each of the interactive stations in this special exhibit, at CMoR for a limited time – until May 18.

Scorched Earth – Click link for specific dates and times. Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. Suggested for ages 14+.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Join us for art demonstrations for preschool aged children at 10:30am followed by story time at 11:00am. Available at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump from April 23-27.

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.

Thursday, April 26

Barnes & Noble Storytime at Short Pump.

Rockets to Racecars Professional Development Series – Thursday, April 26, 5-8 pm – Bring the excitement of NASCAR and NASA into your classroom as you learn how to get students revved up about science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the four areas that make up STEM. NASA educators show you how STEM subjects are the foundation for a successful career at NASA and NASCAR. Rockets to Racecars is a free program open to middle and high school classroom teachers. Dinner is provided.

Book reading & signing with Natalie May Bolger Author of “The Grand Festive Picnic”.

Zula Patrol at CMoR Short Pump – Join all of your favorite characters from the Zula patrol as you and your family explore weather phenomena at each of the interactive stations in this special exhibit, at CMoR for a limited time – until May 18.

Scorched Earth  – Click link for specific dates and times. Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. Suggested for ages 14+.

FREE entrance day at Maggie L. Walker Historic Site. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Lewis Ginter Annual Plant Sale – The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers. 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Join us for art demonstrations for preschool aged children at 10:30am followed by story time at 11:00am. Available at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump from April 23-27.

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.

Friday, April 27

Seussical: The Musical – Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo.

The Springfield Park Elementary School PTA is hosting its annual carnival on Friday, April 27th from 4:30-7:30pm, and it is open to the public. We will have games, crafts, inflatables, face painting, caricatures, a stilt walker/ juggler, and a fortune teller!  There will be music provided by Radio Disney, an Henrico County fire truck, Kings Dominion characters, and many other exhibits. Admission to the carnival is $10 for kids age 5-15. Adults and kids age 4 and under are free. Springfield Park Elementary  is located at 4301 Fort McHenry Parkway in Glen Allen.

Blue Man Group at the Landmark Theatre is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink and Matt Goldman. The organization produces theatrical shows and concerts featuring music, comedy and multimedia; recorded music and scores for film and television; television appearances for shows such as The Tonight Show, Scrubs, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, and Arrested Development; and a children’s museum exhibit (“Making Waves”). All of the organization’s appearances star a trio of performers called Blue Men, who appear to have blue skin and no hair or ears.

Aces for Awareness, a Richmond fundraiser that includes a fun morning of tennis followed by a fabulous silent auction and luncheon with a keynote speaker.  To register for the event or learn more about VBCF, please visit www.vbcf.org.

Flying Squirrels Picnic Night includes two hour all you cna eat buffet (begins 1 hour before game time), a reserved Diamond Club Seat down the 3rd base line, and pregame music on the concourse. Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, Coca Cola products, garden salad, cookies md more. Toboggan Hat Giveaway (must order tickets by April 24) To order tickets call 804.359.3866 ext. 339. Limited seating available.

Virginia 529 Kids Zone powered by the Science Museum of Virginia – Friday, April 27-Saturday, April 28. Heading on out to the April 27 and 28 NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway? Look for the Virginia 529 Kids Zone powered by the Science Museum of Virginia for a host of hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits. NASCAR is all about excitement and the Museum is bringing exciting science experiences to make the day even more special. Kids Zone activities are included with RIR admission. For tickets and information, please call 866-455-7223 or visit www.rir.com.

Zula Patrol at CMoR Short Pump – Join all of your favorite characters from the Zula patrol as you and your family explore weather phenomena at each of the interactive stations in this special exhibit, at CMoR for a limited time – until May 18.

Scorched Earth -  – Click link for specific dates and times. Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. Suggested for ages 14+.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Join us for art demonstrations for preschool aged children at 10:30am followed by story time at 11:00am. Available at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump from April 23-27.

Saturday, April 28

Mom Prom -  Join us at the Hardshell at Bellgrade for a night of dancing and fun for local moms! Mom Prom is a nationwide event. It is a ladies night out for charity in which women wear their old prom gowns, bridesmaids dresses, or wedding gowns. There will be a tackiest dress contest and a game to crown the new queen. Look for that old gown in the back of your closet and get ready to dance, dance, dance while helping those in need. All proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation. Saturday, April 28th from 7-11pm at the Hardshell at Bellgrade (11400 W. Huguenot Road, Midlothian, Virginia 23113).

Family Cultural Saturday. The Museum offers an inclusive celebration with singing, dancing, arts, crafts and fun from around the world. Performances by the Richmond Boys Choir, UR Taiko Drumming Ensemble, Crossroad Irish Dance Troupe, Chinese Dragon Dance, and henna done by the Henna Lady are all included. Click here to win tickets!

Enjoy fun at the Waldorf School Play Day! It’s FREE!

Seussical: The Musical – Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo.

Slow Art Day at Virginia Museum of Fine Art 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA US  -Art viewing: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch: 1:00 PM -2.00 PM at Best Cafe VMFA. Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY – and thereby experience art in a new way. You can see more about Slow Art Day and the mission behind it on our website: http://SlowArtDay.com .

Connections Resource Fair. Do you have a child with special needs? Do you work with/care for children with special needs? Connections is a family resource fair that provides companies the ability to offer their services to families that need them most. Admission is FREE and includes free admission to the Childre’s Museum. The first 500 guests will receive a tote bag. Come help us celebrate our 10th year of connecting families! Free parking, door prizes and special features!

Virginia 529 Kids Zone powered by the Science Museum of Virginia – Friday, April 27-Saturday, April 28. Heading on out to the April 27 and 28 NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway? Look for the Virginia 529 Kids Zone powered by the Science Museum of Virginia for a host of hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits. NASCAR is all about excitement and the Museum is bringing exciting science experiences to make the day even more special. Kids Zone activities are included with RIR admission. For tickets and information, please call 866-455-7223 or visit www.rir.com.

Zula Patrol at CMoR Short Pump – Join all of your favorite characters from the Zula patrol as you and your family explore weather phenomena at each of the interactive stations in this special exhibit, at CMoR for a limited time – until May 18.

Scorched Earth -  – Click link for specific dates and times. Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. Suggested for ages 14+.

National Astronomy Day at the Science Museum on Saturday, April 28, Noon-4 pm. If the stars are calling your name, head to the Museum for a day filled with water rocket launches, a solar system tour on Science on a Sphere®, a 4:30 pm feature film called “the City Dark,” about light pollution, and a chance to look safely at the sun up close and personal, weather permitting. Included with Museum admission or free for members.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump! The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Join us for art demonstrations for preschool aged children at 10:30am followed by story time at 11:00am. Available at CMoR Central and CMoR Short Pump from April 23-27.

Blue Man Group at the Landmark Theatre is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink and Matt Goldman. The organization produces theatrical shows and concerts featuring music, comedy and multimedia; recorded music and scores for film and television; television appearances for shows such as The Tonight Show, Scrubs, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, and Arrested Development; and a children’s museum exhibit (“Making Waves”). All of the organization’s appearances star a trio of performers called Blue Men, who appear to have blue skin and no hair or ears.

Sunday, April 29

Seussical: The Musical – Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo.

The Zula Patrol lands at both CMoR locations.

In honor of Earth Day, Washington Henry Elementary School’s PTA Go Green Committee is proud to host our 3rd annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Washington Henry ES and her students made a commitment to the environment 4 years ago and we continue to make strides every day. We believe that “by leaving greener footprints in our community” (our Mission), we are spreading the value and knowledge for a sustainable Hanover.

Zula Patrol at CMoR Short Pump – Join all of your favorite characters from the Zula patrol as you and your family explore weather phenomena at each of the interactive stations in this special exhibit, at CMoR for a limited time – until May 18.

Scorched Earth -  – Click link for specific dates and times. Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage. A rural Virginia community is torn apart when the tiny body of a stillborn, mixed-race baby is exhumed from the graveyard, and the neighboring church is burned to the ground. Suggested for ages 14+.

Blue Man Group at the Landmark Theatre is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink and Matt Goldman. The organization produces theatrical shows and concerts featuring music, comedy and multimedia; recorded music and scores for film and television; television appearances for shows such as The Tonight Show, Scrubs, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, and Arrested Development; and a children’s museum exhibit (“Making Waves”). All of the organization’s appearances star a trio of performers called Blue Men, who appear to have blue skin and no hair or ears.

 

 

 

 

 

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