Fun for Family: May 6 – 12, 2013

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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.

Fun at the Fair – Spring Fair May 2-12, 2013 at the Showplace. Open 5pm weekdays. 12pm weekends. Visit website for information. You can also find them on Facebook.

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

Week of May 6

Mother’s Day Crafting Station at Pottery Barn Kids. Kids make Mother’s Day Badge at the crafting station. It’s free.

Fun at the Fair – Spring Fair May 2-12, 2013 at the Showplace. Open 5pm weekdays. 12pm weekends. Visit website for information. You can also find them on Facebook.

Monday, May 6

Flying Squirrels Baseball – 6:35pm at The Diamond.

Tuesday, May 7

mothers dayClub Mom at Chesterfield Town Center. 9am-11am with Jesse the Juggler.

Flying Squirrels Baseball – 6:35 pm. Teacher Appreciation Night & Canvas Tote Bag Giveaway presented by Verizon Wireless & Lite 98. The FIRST 1,500 people 15 & over receive a Canvas Tote Bag! Game time 6:35pm, gates open at 5:35pm.

Wednesday, May 8

Mommy & Me at Willow Lawn. Fun, games, and our own Richmondmom.com table – stop by and say hello to Katie!

Flying Squirrels Baseball – 6:35 pm. Nurse’s Appreciation Night presented by Richmond Magazine & XL 102. Game time 6:35pm, gates open 5:35pm.

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.

RVA Food Trucks are returning to Chesterfield Towne every Wednesday night starting May 1 to Sept. 22. 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.

Wine Tasting to benefit B.A.R.K. Patina Restaurant & Bar will be hosting a Wine Tasting on Wednesday May 8, 2013 to benefit BARK.  from 5PM – 730PM.

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.

Magnolia Grange TeaMagnolia Grange will host another fine “Mother’s Day Tea”. The guest speaker will Speaker: Kathy Chain, of  Herbs of Happy Hill in Chester; $25, Pre-paid Reservations Required: please call (804)796-1479.  Guests wiull make tussie-mussies to take home. Tamara Evans will serve Eastern Shore tea, finger sandwiches and desserts. The Magnolia Grange gift shop will be having its “May Gifts from the Garden”  sale. Tours of the house will be available.

Thursday, May 9

Mom’s Nite Out – Pampering Moms! On May 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Virginia Center Commons will provide a free evening of relaxation and fun in honor of national Mom’s Nite Out™. The presenting sponsor of Mom’s Nite Out celebration this year is Rethink Varicose Veins. At Virginia Center Commons, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting evening filled with refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, all focused on rewarding Moms.The first 50 women in attendance will receive a Mom’s Nite Out Swag Bag, filled with coupons, samples and other goodies provided by mall retailers.

Next to Normal at Virginia Rep.

Richmond Waldorf School logoRichmond Waldorf School Observation Day.  8:30am-10am at 1000 Westover Hills Boulevard Richmond, VA 23225.  Come see Waldorf education in action while visiting various classrooms promptly at 8:30 AM. Parents will also have the opportunity to watch an informational DVD and time for conversations and questions. This event is for parents to attend only.

123 Magic (Parents of Children 2-5 yrs).  6pm-8pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.

Friday, May 10

The American Diabetes Association’s 3rd Annual Garden Party will bring the community together for a fabulous night of fun, supporting our mission to find the cure for diabetes and to improve the lives of all people with this disease. This spectacular event will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Willow Oaks Country Club. The evening will feature gourmet hors d’oeuvres, open bars, live and silent auctions, fun entertainment with dancing, and a one-of-a-kind wine giveaway.

Next to Normal at Virginia Rep.

Girls in Medicine Camp In.  6pm to 9am at the Science Museum of Virginia. Middle School girls team up with women in the medical field to focus the variety of genetics opportunities while they explore careers in medicine. Sponsored by HCA Virginia Health System.

Fancy Hat Party. The 16th annual Fancy Hat Party luncheon,  benefitting the Hospital Hospitality House will be held at the Thalhimer Pavilion at The Science Museum of Virginia on May 10th  from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.   Debbie Phelps, inspirational speaker, educator and mother of Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps will be the speaker and a fashion Show, hat contest and raffle will make this another exciting event to remember.  Tickets are $100 and are available athhhrichmond.org.

Spirited Art – Celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend!

Saturday, May 11

On May 11 & 12, 2013, the Richmond Symphony will perform two classical pieces: Beethoven’s 5th & The Rite of Spring.While they last, you can save 50% on tickets to Richmond Symphony’s Beethoven’s 5th & The Rite of Spring, no coupon or code required. What a great Mother’s Day gift.

34th Annual Strawberry Street Festival in the Fan this Saturday, May 11. Noon-4:30pm.  Snow cones, cotton candy, a fish fry and more festival fare. Plus they’ll have plenty of music, rides and games. Food from Kitchen 64, Sweetly Smitten and  Relay Foods and more.

Cary Carnival will have bounce houses, face-painting, kids’ activities, appearances from Kickaroo, Cinderella and others. Plus snow cones, cotton candy, a fish fry and more festival fare. Games, food, silent auction, art market, vendors. Fun for all ages. The Cary Carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John B. Cary Elementary School which is located at 3021 Maplewood Avenue.

Next to Normal at Virginia Rep.

kv_komen_logo_RICRace for the Cure – The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. 2013 marks the 16th Anniversary for Central Virginia’s Race for the Cure®! The Central Virginia Race was started to honor Jennifer Norvell Saunders’ mother, Joanne Norvell and since 1998 has raised over $5 million to fight breast cancer!

Spirited Art – Celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend!

Virginia Hops & Barley Festival – Head to 288 & Robius Road for the third annual Virginia Hops & Barley Festival where you can sample local craft brews from Hardywood, Mad Fox Brewing, Apocalypse Ale Works and many more. General admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the gate and includes unlimited tastings from over 15 Virginia breweries.

The Cap2Cap, or Capital to Capital, bike ride takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2013. It offers several rides to choose from: a “quarter century” 25-miler, a “half-century” 50-miler and a “full century” 100-mile ride.

From Foundry to Fire. American Civil War Center at Tredegar. Learn about the importance of the cannon manufacturing capabilities of Tredegar Ironworks, as well as, the role field artillery played in the Civil War. A costumed artillery crew will explain the process of making and testing the cannon and then demonstrate its use on the battlefield. Buy your tickets

5k Foam Fest with a mud run combined with lots of foam, huge inflated obstacles, army crawls, cargo-net climbs, and more.

Mother’s Day Doll Tea Party at 3pm and 4pm. Kids are invited to wear their finest and bring a doll or teddy beas to enjoy making a special felt flower bouquet for Mom or Grandma. Space is limited. Call to reserve a spot. Cost is $10 ages 4 and older.

Sweetheart Frame at Local Lowes Stores.  10am – Your child will love building this Planter and decorating it with their favorite creatures and characters from DreamWorks Animation’s THE CROODS!  Registration required.

Mothers Day050611lebronRobots + Us at the Science Museum of Virginia. Explore differences between humans and robots by examining how lifelike machines imitate moving, sensing, thinking and being. Investigate robotics, computer science and biomedical engineering through enjoyable interactive exhibits and videos. Included with exhibit admission. Free for members – through September 29.

Mother and Daughters Tea at Patrick Henry Scotchtown. 10- 12noon. Celebrate Mother’s Day with your daughter(s). Enjoy special crafts,18th century games and activities and a tea party on the lawn. Come dress your best ladies and join us. May 11, 2013 10:00am through 12:00pm (noon). Purchase tickets. Beaverdam, VA.

The Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the Richmond area will host a “Date Knight” for mothers and sons on Saturday, May 11 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. During this special evening, moms and their sons are encouraged to spend some time together while they enjoy dinner, great conversation and several medieval-themed activities.Reservations are required, and seatings are available at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The activities for the evening are free, minus the cost of food. Customers can visit www.mothersondate.com to make a reservation.

Walkerton Tavern has a free spring festival on May 11. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., you can play games, make crafts, get your face painted, tour the tavern, and more. Walkerton Tavern is located at 2892 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen. 804-261-6898.

Join CHS for our first 5K event! This fundraising event promises fun and activities for the whole family. You can run, walk, or jog, and strollers are welcome. Celebrate your family pride by coordinating colors or costumes for the event. Prizes will be given in fun categories, like Most Creative Costume and Best Decorated Stroller, in addition to top finishers. The 5K begins at 9 AM. A Kid’s Fun Run for ages 7 and under will also be held at 10 AM.

Celebrate with a Book Author Book Fair. Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with a book! Vie La Publishing House, LLC is pleased to announce its second Celebrate with a Book event. More than twenty authors from across Virginia and beyond will converge on Regency Square Mall on May 11, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. to sign and read from their works. The book fair will be located on the first floor, in center court, located across from Macy’s Department Store.

Birth Mother’s Day is a day to honor women who have made an adoption plan for their child.  Please join us for a brunch, fellowship, day of pampering, and gifts to take home. Bethany Christian Services, 1510 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond. Suite 203.

ParkFest Blues Festival. The River City Blues Society presents a one-day Blues Festival that includes 5 bands, featuring headliner, The Nighthawks, plus Albert Castiglia, Mikey Jr., Andrew Alli & Last Night’s Blues Band, and The Mike Lucci Band.  Music, Food, Vendors, Beer & Wine.  Live Exhibit from the Library of VA.  A portion of net proceeds to benefit Special Olympics, Area 6.   Family Friendly event. Tickets just $30; Kids 12 and under are free.  After-party at Steele Horse Grill in Chester.

Amelia Day just around the corner! – Saturday, May 11, 2013 Join the community for a grand day of celebrating 278 years! Festival is located on the Historic Courthouse Square. Beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 5:00 pm – there is fun for the entire family. Music, food, car show, vendors, clowns, church groups, organization booths and SO much more!

Food Drive Saturday May 11th 9am-3pm at Powhatan Walmart.

West Side Story – Old-school Broadway musical at Broadway in Richmond’s smash production of West Side story at the Landmark. Three shows only.

Sunday, May 12

Mothers-Day-HydrangeaHappy Mother’s Day!

MOTHER’S DAY STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE & WINE PAIRING – Bring Mom out for a very special pairing of Strawberry Shortcake and Wine! Enjoy the afternoon on our shaded patio or overlook the vineyards while sitting on the balcony.

On May 11 & 12, 2013, the Richmond Symphony will perform two classical pieces: Beethoven’s 5th & The Rite of Spring.While they last, you can save 50% on tickets to Richmond Symphony’s Beethoven’s 5th & The Rite of Spring, no coupon or code required. What a great Mother’s Day gift!

Gallery Tour: Paths to Freedom – 1:00pm – Join Museum Educator Sean Kane for a guided tour of our signature exhibit In the Cause of Liberty. This program will highlight artifacts and displays relevant to the African-American experience before, during and after the Civil War. Buy your tickets.

Next to Normal at Virginia Rep.

Village Green at Westchester Commons for a free Spring Concert Series.Route 64 performing – This Sunday’s Mother’s Day concert features extras, too. Ladies can pick up a free gift at the Westchester Commons table, plus there’ll be a free photobooth on site, giving you a chance to take fun pics with family & friends. Westchester Commons is located at Rt. 288 & Midlothian Tpk in Midlothian.

Richmond Concert Band will perform a free Mother’s Day concert 6-8pm on the front lawn at Agecroft Hall. Pack a picnic & grab a blanket or lawn chair and head out for an evening of music. Get there early to take advantage of another Mother’s Day freebie at Agecroft Hall. From 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on May 12, Agecroft Hall is opening its gardens to the public free of charge. Though it’s free to explore, tickets are required; stop by the front desk to pick up yours when you arrive. Agecroft Hall is located at 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond.

Lewis Ginter Concert and Brunch/Lunch. Included with Garden admission. Treat Mom to a special day! Glennroy Bailey & Company will be back again this year to fill the air with the sounds of smooth jazz.

Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park – The popular free concert series Music in the Park kicks off this Sunday with a Mother’s Day Square Dancing blow-out with the Beer Ticks, Grant Hunnicut and special guests Gene & Gayla. Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs and be ready for a great time. Everybody from the Forest Hill neighborhood will be there. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Robots + Us at the Science Museum of Virginia. Explore differences between humans and robots by examining how lifelike machines imitate moving, sensing, thinking and being. Investigate robotics, computer science and biomedical engineering through enjoyable interactive exhibits and videos. Included with exhibit admission. Free for members. Through September 29.

Spirited Art – Come out and create your own “Family Tree” with us for Mother’s Day.  Our instructors will lead you step by step as you create your own Mother’s Day masterpiece.  Have your kids help create your “Family Tree” and add the names for each person on the branches.

2013 House Tour – 19th Annual Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour. 1pm-6pm. Join honorary chair Maya Smart and her family and celebrate Mother’s Day in style, touring some of the Museum District’s loveliest homes and gardens.

Calendar of mothers day 2013Road to No Reaction “Allergy Musician” – Performances at Noon and 2pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central Location.  Kyle Dine, the world’s first “Allergy Musician”, is performing a free family concert at the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR)– Central Location, May 12 at noon and 2pm. The performance will highlight anaphylaxis and food allergy awareness through upbeat songs and positive lyrics.

Richmond Kickers Soccer Game. 7pm at City Stadium.