This Week: April 30 – May 6

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Now, mark your calendars for fun around town and enjoy the week as we head into May!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Threads Consignment Sale – April 30 – May 6 – Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Avenue, Richmond VA. Corner of Pump and Patterson.

Seussical: The Musical at November Theatre. Lots of fun for 4+.

Scorched Earth - APR 13 – MAY 20, 2012 at WILLOW LAWN  – Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage.

Zula Patrol – At CMoR Short Pump Extended to May 18th! 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!

Pinwheels for Prevention Garden – In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Children’s Garden, each representing a child served this past year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF RICHMOND ANNOUNCES 67th BOOK & AUTHOR DINNER

Seussical: The Musical at November Theatre. Lots of fun for 4+.

Club Mom at Chesterfield Towne Center Tuesday, May 1st from 9-11 am for Club Mom in the food court. Free breakfast for kids under 12, free live entertainment by Mickey’s Magic Show!

Scorched Earth - APR 13 – MAY 20, 2012 at WILLOW LAWN  – Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage.

The Zula Patrol lands at both CMoR locations.

Zula Patrol – At CMoR Short Pump Extended to May 18th! 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!

The Ivy Market is a two day shopping experience featuring upscale vendors from up and down the East Coast at the University of Richmond, Jepson Center. Products include gifts, clothing, paper, home furnishings, art, children’s items, crafts, jewelry and more. Door proceeds benefit ASK, the Richmond organization devoted to assisting local families dealing with childhood cancer.

Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Bowie Baysox Tuesday, May 1 6:35pm at The Diamond, Richmond, VA

VMFA Young Art Program

Threads Consignment Sale – April 30 – May 6 – Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Avenue, Richmond VA. Corner of Pump and Patterson.

Wednesday, May 2

FREE screening of HUNGRY FOR CHANGE – A FOOD MATTERS Film – This Wednesday, May 2 at 7pm! If you thought Food Inc. was life (or diet) changing,mark your calendar to join us in viewing Hungry For Change. This new documentary-with-a-message comes to us from the makers of Food Matters and is intent on educating us to rethink the food we eat. RSVP HERE!

What is ADHD? Lewis Ginter – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. Join Dr. Bela Sood, from the Virginia Treatment Center for Children at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, to learn more about the signs and symptoms of ADHD and the best treatment options. The seminar is free and opened to the public but reservations are required. Call 828-0123 to register.

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

Wine Down Wednesday. Join Richmondmom.com and Downtown Short Pump for discounted wine, free food, fundraising, and lots of fun. We support a different non-profit organization each month. Join us and find out what everyone is talking about!

Saint Gertrude High School’s Second Annual Gator Gourmet: Savor the Flavors on Stuart Avenue is Wednesday, May 2 from 5:30-8:00 PM in the Sr. Charlotte Gym. It is a night of good eats, gracious neighbors and great food. Join us as over 25 area restaurants tempt your taste buds with samples of their signature dishes. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door with a cash bar. For more information and registration, click here.

Seussical: The Musical at November Theatre. Lots of fun for 4+.

Scorched Earth - APR 13 – MAY 20, 2012 at WILLOW LAWN  – Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage.

Zula PatrolAt CMoR Short Pump Extended to May 18th! 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!

Richmond Flying Squirrels Home Game. 6:35pm. The Diamond. Visit the website for ticket prices, giveaway night info, and whether there are fireworks.

VMFA Young Art Program

Thursday, May 3

Scream-Free Parenting (Parents of children 5-11 years) at Cartwheels and Coffee, 2820 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA  – Learn the principles of staying calm while staying connected to your child. Understand how to stay cool while staying in charge. Understand the importance of providing and expecting privacy and space.

Barnes & Noble Storytime at Short Pump

Seussical: The Musical at November Theatre. Lots of fun for 4+.

Scorched Earth - APR 13 – MAY 20, 2012 at WILLOW LAWN  – Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage.

Zula Patrol – At CMoR Short Pump Extended to May 18th! 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!

VMFA Young Art Program

Threads Consignment Sale – April 30 – May 6 – Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Avenue, Richmond VA. Corner of Pump and Patterson.

Nobody Told Me (All Moms; Infants in Carriers Welcome) – Thursday, May 3 6:30p  at Bon Secours Innsbrook, Glen Allen, VA. If you love being a mom, but had no idea how hard it would be, join us for honest conversation and realistic ideas for making it easier.

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Botanical Gardens.  Get in the creative zone in the colorful Garden Art Studio located beside the Hidden Tunnel. Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with Garden admission.

Gamelan Raga Kusuma in the Garden – Sabot at Stony point. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of Gamelan Raga Kusuma, traditional and contemporary Balinese orchestral music, in Sabot at Stony Point’s beautiful Gillette Garden. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music will be from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there. Tell your friends! Please note: this is a fair-weathered event only.

Richmond Flying Squirrels Home Game. 6:35pm. The Diamond. Visit the website for ticket prices, giveaway night info, and whether there are fireworks!

Mother’s Day Gift Idea at Dream Dinners Woodlake.

SPARC presents Croaker – The Musical.  Richmond CenterStage.  The timeless story of “The Frog Prince” comes to life in a brand new original musical called “Croaker!”  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Friday, May 4

Talking About Curing Autism with TACA. Baylor Rice, Pharmacist and owner of South River Compounding Pharmacy, will provide an overview of the most common supplements and biomedical interventions currently used in autism and related disorders as well as some promising recent discoveries.Click for details.

Seussical: The Musical at November Theatre. Lots of fun for 4+.

SPARC presents Croaker – The Musical.  Richmond CenterStage.  The timeless story of “The Frog Prince” comes to life in a brand new original musical called “Croaker!”  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Jamestown Skies – The women and children of Jamestown endured starvation, disease and betrayal, only to have their presence overlooked by history. Connie Lapallo, author of “Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky,” discusses her trilogy that focuses on these forgotten settlers, using research into her own ancestors’ lives as the basis for her novels. The Friends’ Spring Book Sale will also be open.

Scorched Earth - APR 13 – MAY 20, 2012 at WILLOW LAWN  – Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage.

Sweet Spot Bingo in Short Pump – This Friday, the first Friday of the month Candy Bingo game. It’s a free event that starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Clover Hill High School theatre department continues its annual tradition of putting on a sketch comedy show in a “Saturday Night Live” spoof-esque manner with a one-night only evening of musical entertainment and comedic performance. The show starts at 7PM on May 4th, 2012, with tickets sold at the door for $5. The show is open to anyone and tickets are the same price for students and non-students.

Zula PatrolAt CMoR Short Pump Extended to May 18th! 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!

Saturday, May 5

Rchmond Children’s Festival is CANCELLED!

MOPS Fantastic Sale – lots to choose from for kids of all sizes and ages.

SPARC presents Croaker – The Musical.  Richmond CenterStage.  The timeless story of “The Frog Prince” comes to life in a brand new original musical called “Croaker!”  Visit the website for show times and fees.

Cinco de Mayo at On the Rox SCAN event 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. What better way to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo than grooving to the musical stylings of El Peas, The Simma Downs and Pat Russell while enjoying some ice cold beverages?! For $20, $10 of which is donated to Greater Richmond SCAN, you will receive 2 drink tickets, access to an awesome appetizer bar and great music. Grab your friends and come on down!! View the event on Facebook. Buy tickets here.

Carter Mountain Orchard 3rd Annual Spring Fling! Here’s something worth the short drive Saturday, May 5th –  fun children’s activities, including “make and take”, some great gift ideas for Mother’s Day (right around the corner, you know…), family fun, and of course, the best view around! Special activities on Saturday, including: Face Painting  (all day) Hayrides  (all day) Wine Tastings  (all day) Live Music by Cedar Creek (11A – 3P) Container Garden Demonstration by Snow’s Garden Center  (11A) Kettle Korn and Cotton Candy (all day) Hot Apple Cider Donuts (all day). Children’s Make and Take activities include: “Decorate a Donut”  (icing, sprinkles, and more!) and “Plant a Posey”  (paint a flowerpot, plant a seedling, take it home – great Mother’s Day gift!). As always, free admission and parking.  Some activities have additional charges.

Colonial Market Day of 1780.  11am-4pm.  Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road.  Experience Chesterfield’s Colonial history. Relive what life was like here during the 1700’s. Learn about religious freedom and liberties in Chesterfield, taste period food, enjoy crafts and games, listen to period music, witness historic demonstrations and experience life of the Colonial soldiers during the Revolution.

Join Kim Woodson, a Richmond mom and local Farmers Insurance Group agency owner, at the Richmond Raiders Game on Saturday to get your FREE child ID kit to help keep your child(ren) safe. The finger-printing kits are just one of the great reasons to visit Kim’s booth at the Kid’s Club during the game. Kids can also spin the wheel for prizes and there will be a drawing for 5 free tickets to the May 19, 2012 Richmond Raiders game. Be sure to “like” Kim on her Facebook page for updates on events for kids and moms.  Click here for information on the Child ID Kits.

Home Depot Kids Workshop – FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Junior Solar Sprint at Science Museum of Virginia. Saturday, May 5, 10 am-2 pm. (Rain/cloud date is Sunday, May 6, starts at noon).

Anthem Stride through Time at Virginia Historical Society.Come out and see Richmond like you have never seen it before. Visit website for times and details. We will wind our way in and around some of the city’s greatest treasures including historic sites and landmarks, restaurants, and boutiques

Seussical: The Musical at November Theatre. Lots of fun for 4+.

Threads Consignment Sale – April 30 – May 6 – Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Avenue, Richmond VA. Corner of Pump and Patterson.

Crestwood Youth Ministry’s Indoor Yard Sale will be Saturday, May 5, 8am-12noon at our West Campus (1200 Charter Colony Pkwy, Midlothian.) This is a multi-family yard sale which will benefit Crestwood Church’s student mission trips this summer.

Mark Nizer 3D Juggling Show – Nizer has changed the way people view the world through his spectacular 3D effects! Now the impossible is possible, the improbable is probable. The combination of original comedy, unique wit, world class juggling, movement, music and the incorporation of juggling technologies, sets Mark’s performance apart of his peers. 3D glass provided!

Paws in the Park is a fun event for any pet lover. Local rescues, music, food, vendors, silent auction and a kid zone. Bring your pet and join us to raise funds for homeless pets! 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Raising Voices, Raising Money – Richmond Waldorf School. Richmond Waldorf School and the Westover Baptist Church present the VA Benefit Chorale. Pot-luck dinner to follow this fundraiser at 6 PM.

Scorched Earth - APR 13 – MAY 20, 2012 at WILLOW LAWN  – Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage.

Friends of Battery Park Earth Day – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Battery Park. Healthy Earth, Healthy Home, Healthy Me! All are welcome to celebrate the annual Friends of Battery Park Earth Day –RVA Hoop House, DJ, Art on Wheels, Urban Backyard Edibles, Books on Wheels, and others will be iin the park celebrating. Come on down and participate, bring food for the children’s Foodbank drive, or just bring yourself and your family.

Zula Patrol - At CMoR Short Pump Extended to May 18th! 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!

Give a Child a Home – Change Who Waits!

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia (AASOCV) – 15th annual Asian American Celebration. This is the only event of its kind in the Region that showcases Asian American culture featuring food booths from many Asian countries, cultural exhibits and non stop traditional performances. The event provides hands-on workshops, educational games for children and a children’s parade.

Third Annual Ashland Chalk Walk. The concrete canvas provides a space to bring a community of artist and families together for an enjoyable day of creativity. Open to professional/amateur/aspiring artists of all ages. Spaces are limited. All participants must pre-register. An adult must accompany participants 14 and younger for the duration of the event. Chalks are provided, images should be family friendly. Logos/doodles/advertisements/symbols not permitted. Visit website for registration information, guidelines and tips.

Sunday, May 6

Seussical: The Musical at November Theatre. Lots of fun for 4+.

Full Circle’s Annual Round Up – 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. at Innsbrook. Moonbounces, fishing, games, arts, crafts, food, beer, and more!

Scorched Earth - APR 13 – MAY 20, 2012 at WILLOW LAWN  – Best-selling author (Richmond’s own) David L. Robbins has adapted his suspense-filled, compassionate thriller for the stage.

Zula Patrol – At CMoR Short Pump Extended to May 18th! 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!

Threads Consignment Sale – April 30 – May 6 – Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Avenue, Richmond VA. Corner of Pump and Patterson.

The Furry Friends Jubilee (FFJ) is an opportunity for the doctors and staff of Richmond and Central Virginia veterinarians to educate the pet owning community about the different aspects of veterinary medicine and answer medical questions for pet owners. The FFJ is great for the entire family. Aside from informational booths for adult pet owners, we will have interactive booths such as the teddy bear repair station, animal face painting and many more children activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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