This Week: March 25 – 31, 2013

easterHave an event to add to our calendar? Email us at kate@richmondmom.com!

Be sure to register to win family 5-pack of tickets to the Raise the Roof interactive exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia. And don’t miss our list of Richmond runs, walks, and more – 5k, 1k, and more.

We also have a listing of Spring Break camps and events located here. Remember that March 31, 2013 is the last day to take advantage of VA529 PrePaid savings program!

ALWAYS check dates, times and locations of events as they may change after posting here.

Don’t forget to check your Richmondmom.com Savvy Saver card for great savings at many local events and activities for kids and adults. Don’t have a card? No worries – download a copy here!

ONGOING

Now Through March 28, 2013

Chesterfield Nights at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. 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. All others are only $4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Members free. Weeknights through March 28, 2013.

Now Through March 30, 2013

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!

Now Through Saturday, March 30, 2013

Photos with the Easter Bunny:  March 8 – 30.  JC Penney Court.  The Easter Bunny will be available for photos Mondays-Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays Noon – 6:00 p.m. Visit www.virginiacentercommons.com for hours and photo package information.

Now Through Saturday April 6, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge – Spring Break Specials.

Monday March 25 – April 21, 2013

RevQuest: The Lion and The Unicorn game returns to Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City for the spring break season March 25 through April 21. Participants in the alternate reality game join the Friends of Liberty while they save the American Revolution by protecting the identity of an important patriot spy. During summer 2012, more than 19,000 gamers participated in the game’s first full season.

Now Through April 28, 2013

Raise the Roof at the Science Museum of VirginiaCheck out our Real Richmond Review here and register to win 5-pack of tickets 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

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.

Now Through 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 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 the End of the Year

Runs, Walks, and Marathons

Monday April 1 – Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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

 

THIS WEEK BY DAY

Monday, March 25

National Reading Month Celebration.  11am.  CMoR.  Enjoy story time every day and join your favorite story book characters each weekend!

Tuesday, March 26

Community Creative Writing Class – Writer’s Cove Preview. 5:00-6:00pm. Melody Magic Music Studio. 3041 Lauderdale Drive Richmond, VA 23233. Much like pirates had secret hideouts, writing is an escape for pre-teens and teens. In this hour long workshop for students in grades 7-9, students will explore word play.  Your student will leave reluctance at the door and find creativity on the shores of Writer’s Cove. *Class is limited to five. Please email to reserve your seat.

Chesterfield Town Center Club Mom. 8am-11am. Free Club Mom occurs the first Tuesday of every month in our Food Court from 9-11 a.m.and features great entertainment, fun giveaways for the adults, and free breakfast for children 12 years or younger. (Breakfast tickets are given out until 10:30 a.m. and are valid until 10:45 a.m. on Club Mom event days.).

Wednesday, March 27

Richmond Symphony logoThe Richmond Symphony in Concert. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7pm. For all ages. Join the Richmond Symphony and Associate Conductor, Erin R. Freeman, as they feature members of their Vocal Apprenticeship program performing light classics designed to get you in the mood for spring.  For ticket information and reservations, call the Richmond Symphony Box office at 788-1212.

Lunch Break Science. Pack a lunch and join us. Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Free

Second Annual Executive Mansion Easter Egg Hunt on Capitol Square. Family friendly and free to the public, this celebration will include live music, an egg hunt, prizes, games, appearances by mascots and historic figures, and much more. Mascots in attendance will include Nusty from the Flying Squirrels; Smokey the Bear from the Department of Forestry; Snapdragon from the Department of Motor Vehicles; and Risky from the Richmond Raiders as well as the Lady Raiders and Raider Players.

Thursday, March 28

Short Pump Barnes & Noble. 10:30 am. Join 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.

Family Fun Fair at Chesterfield Town Center. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, rides, and more – near Garden Ridge. Through April 7.

Friday, March 29

El PINTOR – March 29-31 – at the Grace Street Theatre – Based on the philosophic vision of Juliio Romero de torres, who dedicated his life to reflect the traditions of southern Spain. Fri. 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM – Sat. 3 and 7:30 PM – Sun. 3 PM.

Monkey Joe’s Easter Egg Hunt.  6pm-8:30pm.  11304 Midlothian Turnpike.  804.897.5867.  Special toddler hunt for little ones, free photos with the Easter Bunny.

Family Fun Fair at Chesterfield Town Center. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, rides, and more – near Garden Ridge. Through April 7.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Kings DominionCome celebrate Easter with Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang at Kings Dominion’s Easter EGGstravaganza!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Carter Mountain Orchard Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hayrides, face painting, wine tasting, light lunch, and plenty of Easter eggs!

El PINTOR – March 29-31 – at the Grace Street Theatre – Based on the philosophic vision of Juliio Romero de torres, who dedicated his life to reflect the traditions of southern Spain. Fri. 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM – Sat. 3 and 7:30 PM – Sun. 3 PM.

Brio Tuscan Grille Bunny Brunch. Stony Point FashionPark at 9am. Featuring a breakfast, photos with the Bunny and (bring your own camera) and fun activities for children. Reservations are required, call 272-2255.

Family Fun Fair at Chesterfield Town Center. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, rides, and more – near Garden Ridge. Through April 7.

Maymont_with_leafDominion Family Easter.  10am.  Maymont Carriage House Lawn.

Goochland Eggstravaganza. Bring your little ones for a family event of hunting for goodies and holiday-themed activities. Located at the Goochland YMCA. Free. 11am-noon.

Westchester Commons Easter Egg Hunt at 11am. Children ages 12 and younger scour the lawn. Candy, toys, special prizes. See the Easter Bunny too.

24th Annual Henrico 5k Run/Walk. This event is sponsored by Henrico County Recreation and Parks in cooperation with Innsbrook Owners Association and Richmond Road Runners. The first 200 participants registered will receive a t-shirt! Awards will also be given in the following categories: top three overall males, top three overall females, and the top three finishers in each of the 13 age divisions. Information: Rachel Lindsey, 501-5134.

Easter in the Gardens at Lewis Ginter. Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1 – 4 p.m.). Concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.); Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation (Sunday).

Easter Eggstravaganza at Kings DominionCome celebrate Easter with Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang at Kings Dominion’s Easter EGGstravaganza!

Easter Egg Hunt at Strange’s Florist from 10am-noon. Join Strange’s for this traditional Easter activity, and bring the kids to hunt for eggs among the plants and flowers.

Arena Racing USA. Richmond Coliseum. Join the fun with drivers in 1/2 scal stock cards racing around the track.

Lakeside Farmers Market. SPRING HAS SPRUNG and the Outdoor Farmers’ Market is open Now! The EASTER BUNNY will be at the market this Saturday morning. There will be reading of the Peter Rabbit story along with Pin the Tail on the Bunny and other attractions. Saturday morning from 8AM-NOON.

National Reading Month Celebration.  11am.  CMoR.  Enjoy story time every day and join your favorite story book characters each weekend!

Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit.  Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1 – 4 p.m.). Concert on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.); Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation (Sunday).  Included with Garden admission.

Spring Petting Farm.  11am-5pm.  Short Pump Mall Main Plaza.  Baby chicks, bunnies, goats, lambs and more.

Sunday, March 31

Happy Easter!

HappyEasterBunnyEaster Weekend with Peter Rabbit.  Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1 – 4 p.m.). Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation (Sunday).  Included with Garden admission.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Kings DominionCome celebrate Easter with Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang at Kings Dominion’s Easter EGGstravaganza!

Family Fun Fair at Chesterfield Town Center. Cotton candy, funnel cakes, rides, and more – near Garden Ridge. Through April 7.

Easter on Parade at Monument Avenue. On Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues, enjoy this wonderful, annaul RVA tradition!  Join over 25,000 people celebrating Spring, strolling the streets, and watching paraders up and down Monument Ave. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo and, of course, people and pet watching are all part of the celebration!