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February 2017
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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

February 24 - September 4

Virginia Historical Society
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them and the people who invented them, reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience…

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March 2017
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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

March 4 - September 4

Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Uncover the dynamic intersection of art and science in Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. Created entirely from plastic pollution recovered from the ocean, this impactful display includes a dozen gigantic marine wildlife sculptures – from jellyfish to eels. Designed to illustrate the worldwide issue of pollution in oceans and waterways, Washed Ashore reveals a powerful message about our impact on the environment. The beautifully-designed sculptures depict an array of sea life that are most affected by plastic pollution,…

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April 2017
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Butterflies LIVE!

April 14 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228 United States
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April 14 – October 15, 2017 Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies…

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WaterPlay at Lewis Ginter

April 15 - September 30

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228 United States
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During warm spring, summer, and fall days, Water Play the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher. Weekends:   April 15 – Sept 25, 9 – 4:45 p.m. Weekdays: Spring Hours: April 17 through June 9,…

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May 2017
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Cash on Delivery

May 18 - June 24

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
South Chesterfield , VA 23834 United States
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A con artist has duped the British welfare authorities for years by claiming a houseful of dependents who don’t exist.  He’s sent scrambling when investigators show up and force him to prove that all of his boarders are, in fact, real. A side-splitting comedy full of mistaken identities, slamming doors, and a con game that spirals out of control! Showtimes Thu May 18, 2017 | 8:00PM Fri May 19, 2017 | 8:00PM Sat May 20, 2017 | 8:00PM Sun May 21,…

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Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

May 26 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228 United States
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May 26 – October 1, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights until 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5 Richmond’s art scene comes alive throughout Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape, where regional artists entwine art and nature to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world. In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves,…

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June 2017
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Discounted Kings Dominion Tickets to Benefit Central Virginia Chapter of JDRF

June 1 - June 30

Kings Dominion
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047 United States
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Discounted Kings Dominion tickets on sale now-June 30th available for usage now-October 29th! Tickets are $43.00 originally $67.00. Visit https://jdrf.cedarfair.com/ to purchase. $2 from each ticket redeemed will be donated to the Central Virginia Chapter of JDRF.

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James River Batteau Festival

June 17 - June 24

Virginia
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The James River Batteau Festival is an eight-day event featuring authentic replicas of the sleek, shallow-draft merchant boats upon which the Old Dominion rode to its first era of economic prosperity. Beginning on the waterfront of Lynchburg, the festival moves along a 200-year-old route, stopping each day in the historic towns and communities along the way. Each evening is a celebration of the cultural heritage of this legendary river basin in music, song, dance and storytelling, plus lots of plain old-time Virginia socializing.  The festival is a unique…

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Fantastic Beasts: Let’s Go Find Them

June 19 @ 3:30 pm - August 21 @ 4:15 pm

Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
326 Francis St W
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Learn about magical beasts in art on this guided tour, then illustrate a book to take home with your fantastic discoveries.  Included with Admission.

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Toys!

June 20 @ 10:30 am - August 22 @ 11:30 am

Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg
326 Francis St W
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Explore 19th- and early 20th-century toys, dolls, and dollhouses in "German Toys for America" and "A World Made Small." Drop in and make a toy inspired by the antique toys in our exhibits.  Included with Admission.

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