This Week’s Calendar: May 20 – 26, 2013

calendar of eventsPlease visit websites or call to confirm dates and times of events – they may change after posting here.

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Happening in May 2013

VA529 will Award $15,000 in Contributions this month for college savings accounts to multiple winners. Learn more about 529 Day events and contests at Virginia 529. And read what Morningstar had to say about VA529 too. Be sure and use your Richmondmom.com Savvy Saver Card to save on registration fees – use code to waive fees: “RICMOM”.

May is Member Appreciation Month at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Check out all of the special events and fun.

Now Through May 30

James River Art League at Our Lady of Hope Health Center. The James River Art League announces an exhibition and sale of works from 25 Richmond artists from Saturday, May 4th to Thursday, May 30th at the Our Lady of Hope Health Center. This event is free and open to the public. Free event.

Now Through Monday, June 3

They Call it Stormy Weather: How Artists See the Weather and the Seasons. Explore artists’ depictions of weather from thunderstorms on powerful, wild seas to sunny skies above spring fields. The photographic reproductions are on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Included with exhibit admission.

Now Through Saturday, June 8

Puritan Cleaners 100,000 Meals for Kids – Puritan Cleaners partners with the Central Virginia Food Bank & Feedmore each Spring to raise food & funds to help feed kids during the summer months when they are out of school and the need for food increases. This year’s 100,000 Meals collection runs from May 19th to June 8th.  Bring your non-perishable food or funds to any Puritan Cleaners location.  Every donation is needed and appreciated.

Now Through September 6, 2013

The Science Museum of Virginia has two fantastic shows beginning May 25th through September 6, 2013:

Flight of the Butterflies
May 25, 2013 to Sep 6, 2013
Migrate with hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies across North America! Discover the hideaway of these magnificent creatures – a secret that was unlocked after 40 years of research by Dr. Fred Urquhart. Immerse yourself in this compelling adventure as you find a super generation of butterflies who miraculously travel to a new and remote destination. Experience firsthand the beauty of the migration cycle of butterflies spanning not only thousands of miles but generations!
To The Arctic
May 25, 2013 to Sep 6, 2013
Venture across floating ice with a mother polar bear and her two cubs as you take an extraordinary journey into the Arctic.  Discover the constant struggle for survival as they face natural predators and a rapidly changing climate.  Travel with a herd of caribou to their calving ground and plunge into the ethereal underwater world of waltzing walruses!  Gaze across an exquisite spectacle of sapphire white as you see hundreds of miles of snow-bound peaks in this breath-taking film!

Now Through the End of the Year

Runs, Walks, and Marathons

This Week

Monday, May 20

Parenting an Anxious Child (Parents of Children 2-8 years).  6:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Game6:35pm game time. Dogs get in for free, so come on out to The Diamond and participate in our dog-themed in-game promotions! Endless $1 Hot Dogs, so bring your appetite! Buy one, get one free ticket with McDonald’s receipt. First 1,000 fans receive a rally towel courtesy of McDonald’s!

Arena Racing USA at the Richmond Coliseum. Real ½ scale race cars flying around a $500,000 indoor race track that barely fits inside a hockey rink. This 2 ½ hour family-friendly show features talented drivers speeding side-by-side, jockeying and bumping, and sometimes even flipping all for the entertainment of our enthusiastic fans.

Tuesday, May 21

Natural Birth in a Hospital Setting. Meet the HCA obstetricians at Hip to be Round. 5:30pm -7pm.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Game.  6:35pm at The Diamond. Teachers are appreciated every day but at The Diamond we will honor them with their own special night. The first 1,500 fans 15 & old will receive canvas tote bag. Nutzy’s favorite friend the Phillie Phanatic returns to The Diamond to entertain fans of all ages!

DadChat (Dads of Children of all Ages).  7pm.  Free event just for dads!

Henrico Pops Chorus: Fantasies on Broadway concert at 7:30 p.m. Free!  The Henrico Pops Chorus will explore seven musical anthologies that have been created out of the dreams, fantasies, and even nightmares of their authors. The program includes selections from Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Little Shop of Horrors, Jekyll and Hyde, & Cats.

Wednesday, May 22

Member Appreciation Event at CMoR - all three museum locations will be open until 7:30, just for members! Light fare will be provided.

The Nature of Boys (Parents of boys birth- 9 years).  6:45pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.

COTU Food Truck Court.Have your favorite COTU brew along with a choice of 5-8 different food truck vendors all while enjoying the new outdoor beer garden at the brewery!  Every Wednesday, COTU invites the community to enjoy some great local food, beer, and friends.

Groovin’ in the Garden at Lewis Ginter. On May 22, 2013 Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with special guests David Wax Museum, will perform at Groovin In The Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Tickets are on sale now on the website and The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden admissions desk.

Innsbrook After Hours. Innsbrook After Hours, central Virginia’s premier concert series for the past 28 years, is bringing Richmond area residents together again for a summer of great National concerts and the best of Richmond’s local scene, at the Snagajob pavilion in Glen Allen, Va.

Chesterfield Town Center RVA Food Trucks. They will be set up outside in the parking lot at the mall entrance on Koger Center Boulevard (Outer Sears Parking Lot). Expect trucks like Soul Ice, Boka, Mr. Softy, Habanero, Almadina, Paris Creperie, The Dog Wagon, Station 2, P&T Kitchen, Grate Pizza, Chupacabra, Super Fresh, Slideways Mobile Bistro, Croaker Spot, King of Pops, Thai Cabin, Flynn’s Foods, and The Meatball Company. Tables and chairs will be set out. Each event will be based on weather permitting. Check the mall’s Facebook every Wednesday at 3 p.m. to confirm the night’s event and the RVA Foodies will post and tweet the event as well. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, May 23

Flying Squirrels – 24 Firework Extravaganza at the conclusion of the game!

Pocahontas Live at Pocahontas State Park. Concert under the stars featuring live music. Family friendly event.

Tuesdays on the Patio at Short Pump Mall. Music, food, fun and more. Free for family fun.

Friday, May 24

Art Works 4th Friday Art Shows in Manchester. From 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on May 24, 2013, you can stop by Art Works for the opening reception & check out “The Roaming Spirit” by Dorothy Ellis, the Henrico Center for the Arts Senior Show & Maggie Walker Governor’s School Senior Art Show, “Not Your Average Paintings” by Waverly Clark Fitch, “Cognition” by Erica Morris and Jessie Della, “RVA Visions” by Perry Matthews, and the May All-Media Show.

Friday Cheers at Brown’s Island. RVA Music Night with NO BS! Brass Band, Murphy’s Kids and Former Champions.

Spring Concert at the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen – 6:30pm-10pm.  2880 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, VA.

Saturday, May 25

The Berry Patch 9th Annual Strawberry Fields Festival. 11am-5pm. Free admission. Fresh strawberries, live music, craft vendors, hay rides, ponies, activities for all ages, food, coolers/chairs/dogs welcome!

9th Annual Lucy’s Weekend. Please join the Richmond SPCA and Cooper Vineyards for Lucy’s Weekend. The event is named for Lucy, a hound mix who was found on a lonely country road, terribly injured and in need of a home. She brought many years of joy to her guardian Jacque Hogge, co-owner of Cooper Vineyards, which continues to host Lucy’s Weekend in her honor. This fun weekend of events benefits and celebrates animals just like Lucy. Lawn chairs, picnics and leashed pets are welcome – come and sit a spell!

Summer Sounds at Stony Point Fashion Park. 4pm-8pm. Enjoy Kings of Swing.

From Foundry to Fire at Tredegar.

Sunday, May 26

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Reenactment at St. John’s Church.

Summer Sounds at Stony Point Fashion Park. 1pm-5pm.

Rocketts Red Glare: Fireworks at Rocketts Landing. 5:30pm-6:30pm. Start your summer off with a bang with fireworks and music at Rocketts Red Glare. Head to Rocketts Landing for an evening of fireworks and festivities. Featuring music from The Kings of Swing, the food trucks from RVA Street Foodies and  more. Blankets and picnics welcome. Free and open to the public.

Memorial Concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Celebration at 7pm for Memorial Day. Free event.

Flight of the Butterflies - The Science Museum of Virginia: May 25, 2013 to Sep 6, 2013. Migrate with hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies across North America! Discover the hideaway of these magnificent creatures – a secret that was unlocked after 40 years of research by Dr. Fred Urquhart. Immerse yourself in this compelling adventure as you find a super generation of butterflies who miraculously travel to a new and remote destination. Experience firsthand the beauty of the migration cycle of butterflies spanning not only thousands of miles but generations!
To The Arctic - The Science Museum of Virginia: May 25, 2013 to Sep 6, 2013. Venture across floating ice with a mother polar bear and her two cubs as you take an extraordinary journey into the Arctic.  Discover the constant struggle for survival as they face natural predators and a rapidly changing climate.  Travel with a herd of caribou to their calving ground and plunge into the ethereal underwater world of waltzing walruses!  Gaze across an exquisite spectacle of sapphire white as you see hundreds of miles of snow-bound peaks in this breath-taking film!

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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