This Week: February 25 – March 3, 2013

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Don’t miss our mega-listing of Richmond Summer Camp 2013 options for kids of all ages.

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ONGOING

Now Through March 1

Rocky Mountain Express (film in IMAX®DOME) Through-Friday March 1 – Join in the epic adventure of building Canada’s first transcontinental railway as you are propelled on a steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies. $9 general admission, $5 for members.

Now Through March 10

No Two Alike: Snow Crystal Microphotography. Explore the work of physicist Kenneth G. Libbrecht which captures intricate details of snow crystals. Peruse snow facts find out the answer to the question “Is it true that no two snowflakes alike?” Included with exhibit admission.

Element 50 — Tin: Now-Sunday, March 10 – Artist Paul Teeples creates sculptures by repurposing castoff architectural and domestic items. Explore this display of works created from tin items that were discarded or found in thrift shops. Located in Periodic Table café.

March 1 – 7, 2013

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at many local Henrico Library events throughout the week.

March 1-30, 2013

Can you help deliver books in July?

March is Reading Month at CMoR. Different stories throughout the month at all locations.

Chesterfield Nights at CMoR March 1-28, 2013. Join us weeknights in March at CMoR Chesterfield for extended hours! Children enrolled in Chesterfield County Elementary Schools receive free admission beginning at 5:00pm with voucher, good for any weeknight during the month of March. Adults are only $4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm CMoR Members are ALWAYS FREE!

Friday March 15 – Sunday May 12, 2013

Architecture in Virginia: The Old Dominion – Examine photographs and descriptions of 24 significant examples of Virginia architecture built primarily between 1780 and 1861. The collection is on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Included with exhibit admission.

Now Through April 28, 2013

Raise the Roof at the Science Museum of Virginia. Check out our Real Richmond Review here. If walls could talk, what would they say? Explore buildings and structures in a new light as you discover the stories behind the structures through a variety of interactive experiences. Included with exhibit admission.

Now Through April 30

 

Courtesy Science Museum of Virginia
Courtesy Science Museum of Virginia

Born to be Wild at IMAX Dome. Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time.$9 general admission, $5 for members. Showing through April 30.

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.

April 1-5, 2013

Spring Break Teen Money Camp. Different locations and times throughout the week. In partnership with Virginia Credit Union.

April 1 – 30, 2013

4th Annual LEGO Contest and Display. Calling all LEGO enthusiasts! It is time for the 4th annual Twin Hickory LEGO Contest.

April is E-Cycle month at the Museum, April 1-30, benefitting VirginiaFIRST. Drop off unwanted electronic devices including computers, mp3s, smart phones, cell phones, televisions and other electronics for recycling. We accept broken and working equipment, batteries, cables and chargers, etc. Anything with data will be wiped to DOD standards. Free.

 

Events This Week

Monday, February 25

All Fired Up logoAll Fired Up After School Art. Fun art projects.

 

Tuesday, February 26

Book Talk: Amplifying Our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities.  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, February 27

To The Arctic (film in IMAX®DOME). Wednesday, February 27, 11 am, 2 and 4 pm – Celebrate International Polar Bear Day by visiting a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home in To the Arctic. $9 general admission, $5 for members.

Science of Beer . 7-8:45 pm – Join members of the Universe Society to discover the science of beer and secrets of home brewing from Tenth & Blake Trade Brewer and Cicerone® Ben Dolphens. Must be 21 or older. $20 or $18 for Universe Society members. For reservations call 804.864.1548, email celliott@smv.org or visit the website.

eMommie Flash Sale – Help us lighten our load and save HUGE with most items around $5.00! R.S.V.P. to the sale by emailing rsvp@emommie.com and we’ll add you to our VIP list for a Buy One, Get One FREE pass on most items! Wed, February 27th – 11 am to 4 pm.

Lyme Disease in Virginia presented by Dr. David N. Gaines, Virginia Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology.

Thursday, February 28

Author series with Dan ZevinDan Gets a Minivan:Life at the intersection of Dude and Dad. Weinstein JCC, February 28, 7 p.mFree and open to the community.

Sweet Frog to benefit Connor’s Heroes. Click for details. February 28th only.

Children’s Storytime. On the third Thursday of each month, we’ll have a special visit from Seymour and the Children’s Museum at Barnes & Noble Short Pump at 10:30am.

Friday, March 1

STUCK. Don’t miss it as they come through Richmond! They need your support!

Virginia Rep Children’s Theatre of Virginia: ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ on March 1 at Willow Lawn opens.

Cinema Classics series, $1 buys your ticket to 2001 A Space Odyssey at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, & at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Henrico Theatre is located at 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., Henrico. 804-328-4491

Advance Auto Parts® Thunder Nationals is proud to announce a monster truck tour coming to the Richmond Coliseum March 1-2, 2013. Expect to see outrageous jumps, crushed cars, plenty of concrete-streaking action, and some of the most incredible donuts ever at the Advance Auto Parts® Thunder Nationals® tour.

All Fired Up – Kids, join us at All Fired Up on Friday, March 1st from 6-8pm for some pottery painting, wet clay making and pizza!  We’ll paint an Easter-themed bisque piece, and make an Easter basket out of wet clay!  A pizza dinner is included!  The cost is just $25 per child!  Pre-registration is required to attend, so call by noon on Friday, March 1st!

37th Annual Richmond Home and Garden Show at the Richmond Raceway Complex. 12noon to 8pm. Richmonds Largest Home & Garden Show with hundreds of companies showcasing the latest products and designs in landscaping, decorating, remodeling and building all in one convenient location!

Science Museum Camp In. Try your hand at designing and building structures, watch a giant-screen film in the IMAX®DOME and explore Museum exhibits after hours at this fun overnight!

Saturday, March 2

Advance Auto Parts® Thunder Nationals is proud to announce a monster truck tour coming to the Richmond Coliseum March 1-2, 2013. Expect to see outrageous jumps, crushed cars, plenty of concrete-streaking action, and some of the most incredible donuts ever at the Advance Auto Parts® Thunder Nationals® tour.

Home Depot. Kids workshop takes place from 9:00 a.m.-noon, and kids leave with their project, a free kid’s orange apron, commemorative pin, & certificate of achievement.

Cinema Classics series, $1 buys your ticket to 2001 A Space Odyssey at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, & at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Henrico Theatre is located at 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., Henrico. 804-328-4491

Rock n’ Roll for Autism!

Kite Festival in Henrico at Dorey Park. 10am-4pm. Will March blow in like a lion? Henrico’s kite enthusiasts certainly hope so! The Richmond Air Force Kite Club in cooperation with Henrico Recreation and Parks invite you to join us for a day of kite flying, children’s activities, exhibits, demonstrations, and more. Free kites to the first 300 kids! Children’s activities and exhibits will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Demonstrations and public kite flying will be available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: Rachel Lindsey, 501-5134.

Jig by the James at 9am. Start your March off with a hop and a jig and see Irish dancing at its best. See Irish dancers from across the region compete in solo and group dances. This is event is the ONLY one of its kind in Richmond! Acca Shrine Ballroom, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA.

Twilight-Carniball-bannerTwilight Carniball Destination Germany at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. College Nannies is providing childcare too! Enjoy an adult evening of fun.

13th Annual Holton Hustle 5k Fest. Stop by and say hello at our Richmondmom.com booth.

Pottery Barn locations for a free Create a Custom Easter Basket event.

Pottery Barn Kids free Read Across America Day event including a Dr. Seuss story time and crafts. Visit site for information and locations.

Sunday, March 3

Williams-Sonoma for free Fresh, Fast, & Fabulous event featuring timesaving tips & products that’ll help you prepare a healthy dinner in 30 minutes or less. RSVP at your local store.

Open Studio Sundays at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013, bring the kids (ages 3-12) to the Art Education Center to create a free make-it & take-it art project inspired by VMFA’s collection.