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Dancing Lessons

April 1 - April 9
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, 23069
$

Ever, an awkward professor with Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks dancing lessons from his neighbor, Senga, an out of commission Broadway dancer. As the unlikely relationship unfolds, the two make hilarious and heartwarming discoveries about themselves and each other.

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Pinwheels for Prevention Garden

April 1 - April 29
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
$

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn, each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

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Poetry Tree

April 1 - April 30
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
Free

Helping  decorate the Poetry Tree with your favorite poem or verse or write one of your own to share.

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Art Exhibits

April 1 - April 23
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
Free

Take in a variety of works incorporating recycled materials, as well as solo exhibits, and a video series.

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Easter Bunny

April 1 - April 15
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
Free

Visit with the Easter Bunny and have your photo taken. Visits are always free. Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (breaks 12:30-1:00pm and 4:00 -4:30pm) Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm (breaks 3:00 - 4:00 pm)  

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Richmond Spring Carnival

April 1 - April 9
Carnival Lot, 6807 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225
$

This family-friendly event features favorite fair food, midway games and rides for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands and ride tickets are also available onsite. Visit DreamlandAmusements.com for coupon savings on rides and food. Carnival hours are 5-11 pm Monday-Friday and 12-11 pm Saturday-Sunday.

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Ongoing

The Bizarre Bazaar

March 31 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
$

A marketplace with seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet food and cookbooks, clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, furniture, and jewelry. 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, FRIDAY and SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, SUNDAY

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6:00 am

Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K

April 1 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monroe Park, 620 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Enjoy block after block of great local bands as you walk/run, revel in the crazy costumes (or dress up yourself). Let the spirit groups lift you up and across the finish line, and enjoy the after party. (Free for spectators)

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7:15 am

Virginia529 Kids Run

April 1 @ 7:15 am - 1:00 pm
Cathedral Place, Near Laurel St
Richmond, VA 23220
$

This 1-mile event for kids ages 5 to 12, features all of the excitement of the 10K, including lively music and mingling with some local mascots until the starter gun goes off. After finishing through the same chute as the 10K-er’s, where they’ll get a commemorative medal as well as food and post race festivities.

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9:00 am

Ceramic Handprints By Handy Treasures

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Goddard School, Mechanicsville, 7503 Old Hickory Drive
Mechanicsville, Va 23116
$

Create a beautiful personalized ceramic keepsake from your child's hand or footprint impression. You can have one or all of your children's impressions done together in clay. Puppy paw-prints are available as well. Walk-ins are welcome. Finished products are picked up at the same location on April 22.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnston Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston Willis Dr.
Richmond, VA 23235
$

This program is for rookie fathers. Built as a first-time dad skill-learning factory. Men get unedited, real talk info straight from veteran fathers who bring their babies. Classes held at local hospitals. Register at www.rfva.org. Scholarships available.

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Grand Opening

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UFC Gym Richmond, 75467 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA
Free

There will be classes, vendors, live music, and more fun for all ages. They offer a wide variety of classes: Boxing, Kickboxing, BJJ, Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning, and TRX.

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Easter Bunny Arrival

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
Free

At 9:00 a.m. eat breakfast in the spring garden. Await the arrival of the Easter Bunny at 10:00 a.m. For ages 10 and under, Eggs-traordinary goodies included. Limited seating - RSVP to 740-1518.  

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9:30 am

Hanover Master Gardeners

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Free

Tips on how to improve your green world. Visit www.hanovermastergardeners.org for program details.

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10:00 am

Family Movie Matinee

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powhatan County Library, 2270 Mann Road
Powhatan, VA 23239
Free

A fun family movie on the big screen. Call 598-5670 or visit www.powhatanlibrary.net for more details. Refreshments courtesy of the Powhatan Friends of the Library.

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Get to Know Greater Richmond Children’s Choir

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel St
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Interested in joining Richmond's critically acclaimed and award winning choir for students age 8 to 18? Come to this information session for next season. Voice checks available for those interested in the intermediate and advanced choirs. No voice check needed for entry level. Please call 804-201-1894 to register.

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CampVentures

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kiddie Academy of Midlothian, 6801 Woodlake Commons Loop
Midlothian, VA - Virginia 23112
Free

See how this camp program inspires imagination through exciting activities, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in their care.

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Birth and Baby Fair 2017

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Free

Bringing together expecting and new parents with the care providers, businesses, and organizations that serve families during this exciting and challenging life transition. Learn about local pregnancy, birth, and postpartum resources. Prenatal Yoga, Infant Massage, and Other Demos, plus raffle prizes.

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Bunnies, Chicks, and Sheep Musical Playdate

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Children will enjoy hopping like bunnies (and stomping like the bears coming out of hibernation), flying a "kite" in the sky, petting some "animals" in the instrument petting zoo, making animal noises, and tons of other spring-themed musical activities. Ages 0 to 5 years.

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Autism Awareness Carnival

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cosby High School, 200 S. 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Free

Join the ASCV for a cake walk, dunk tank, pizza, face painting, inflatables, and more.

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Hatch-A-Peep Paint and Juice

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 9 @ 5:30 pm
Fusion Dynamics and You, 7494 Lee-Davis Road, Suite 16A
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
$

An instructor will guide the youth during the session to complete the themed painting on a 8x10 canvas, provided by studio, along with other tools of trade and lite refreshments. Four sessions available, www.fusiondynamicsandyou.com.

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10:30 am

Natural Tie-Dye

April 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Powhatan State Park, 4616 Powhatan State Park Rd
Powhatan, 23139
Free

Who knew such beautiful colors could be found in the nature around us. Discover the park's natural dyes and tie-dye shirts. Dyes are provided, but please bring your own shirt. All ages welcome. (Free, $ for parking)

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11:00 am

Animal April Fools

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Camouflage and mimicry can make animals great tricksters. Learn about some of these fascinating adaptations through hands-on activities and animal encounters. Register online by March 31.

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Party with Your Peeps

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Who’s ready to party with your peeps? This fast-paced class lets you and your kids see how much fun it can be to play with your food. Peeps in a Blanket? You bet. Hands-on class for a parent and child.

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April Fool’s Day Funnies

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road
Henrico, VA 23228
$

A family-friendly comedy show. West End Comedy is a troupe of experienced and talented performers specializing in improvisational comedy. WEC is primarily short form improvisation, a Whose Line Is It Anyway style, which means there are no scripts, and audience suggestions are used to create scenes. Opening act is a kid-friendly magic show with Magic by […]

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Little Black Sheep Studio Trunk Show

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Welcoming back Kate Koconis of Little Black Sheep Studio. Kate’s weavings and wall hangings have been proudly featured in the shop at Quirk for the last year.

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Easter Bunny

April 1 @ 11:00 am - April 15 @ 8:00 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
Free

Come visit with Peter Rabbit in his sweet southern garden and have your keepsake Easter portraits taken, located on the upper level near L.L. Bean. Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Stories at the Museum

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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12:00 pm

April Fools’ Festival

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States
$

Sip James River Cellars' Wines and a few other guest wineries while you listen to live music, shop from local craft vendors, and enjoy food trucks.

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1:00 pm

Behind the Scenes

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Nature Center. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.)

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2:00 pm

Virginia Daffodil Society Show

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 2, 2017 at 2:00pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Free

Features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers.

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Party with Your Peeps!

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Who’s ready to party with your peeps?! Everyone’s favorite marshmallow chicks are getting into everything these days. This fast-paced class lets you and your kids see how much fun it can be to play with your food. Hands-on class for parent and child.

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2:30 pm

Pizza Party Celebration

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Celebrate the hard work of every student with a pizza party, There will also be math games and drawings for prizes.

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Barefoot Puppets Puppet Show

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
Free

Presenting "Trickster Tales" - a lively puppet show about Anansi the Spider, the famous trickster from West African tales, who can outwit his opponents - no matter their size.

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5:00 pm

Battle of the Badges

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chick-fil-A at Westchester Commons, 132 Schofield Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
Free

It's Fire versus Police Departments as they compete in the first annual Battle of the Badges Lemon Squeezing contest. Cheer for your favorite local hero, sample the newest dessert, crafts and games for the kids. See the Cow too.

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6:30 pm

Romancing The Land

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - April 6 @ 6:00 pm
Bella Arte Gallery, 3734 Winterfield Rd
Midlothian, VA 23113
Free

In these paintings Mr. Biviano seeks the Divine in Nature. Several of the paintings in this show have recently come back from touring museums out west. Mr. Biviano will address the anomalies of strange lights and atmospheric lumens that often find their way into his art at opening reception.

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An Evening with Get the Led Out

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street
Hopewell, VA 23860
$

A night with the American Led Zeppelin.

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7:30 pm

Noam Pikelny, banjo

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
$

Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble which the Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation."

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