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It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

April 1 - June 18
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

What defines a Richmond family? This exhibit explores the changing definition and composition on of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries.

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One Love: LGBT Families

April 1 - September 4
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism, and Michael Simon Photography.

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Something’s Afoot

April 1 - May 6
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm -- the perfect scenario for an Agatha Christie whodunit, right? But in this musical spoof of the genre, the characters are disposed of one by one in fiendishly clever and comic ways: poison darts, man-eating flower pots, and exploding staircases to

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The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

April 1 - June 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

This exhibition of 145 works from one of the most stunning public collections of jewelry and objects by Jean Schlumberger celebrates the creativity of this legendary 20th-century designer and the inspiration he found in the natural world.

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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

April 1 - September 5
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life. ($, Free for members)  

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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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A Million Blooms!

April 1 - June 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and many more.

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Free

Poetry Tree

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

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

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Free

Art Exhibits

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

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

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Free

Easter Bunny

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

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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Free

Vibrance: Lego Art by Brickworkz / Brian Korte

April 1 - June 4
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

Award-winning Richmond brick artist Brian Korte from Brickworkz will have colorful mosaics on display, made entirely with LEGO bricks! This year's theme is "Vibrance" so expect to see bright, colorful works (and some old favorites as well).

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Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program

April 1 - May 15
Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 6807 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832

For Chesterfield County residents, this program includes a site visit to your home by a Master Gardener volunteer who measures your lawn area, collects soil sample(s), and completes a detailed site evaluation, including information on soil compaction and weed cover. Cooperative Extension staff use this information to make specific recommendations for your lawn, which when

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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
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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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Mini Titans

April 1 @ 9:00 am - December 26 @ 10:00 am
Tuckahoe Sports (TSI), 2450 Little League Dr
Henrico , VA 23233

While being age appropriate, these introductory sports classes will focus on the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Each participant will have fun, while learning to master the motor coordination skills and balance needed for a good foundation. For ages 2 and 3.

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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

April 1 @ 9:30 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Created entirely from plastic pollution recovered from the ocean, this impactful display includes a dozen gigantic marine wildlife sculptures – from jellyfish to eels. Encouraging conservation, inspiring guests to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle to eliminate this worldwide crisis.

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Change of Heart – Change of Mind

April 1 @ 9:30 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Explore a collection of oil paintings featuring figures from Greek mythology reacting to human impacts on the planet – including climate change. Presented by the Science Museum of Virginia and staff scientist Dr. Eugene Maurakis, this gallery experience will be paired with poetry describing changes in our ecosystems.

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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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Free

Easter Bunny

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

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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Exhibition: Perversion of Form

April 1 @ 11:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Built around a longstanding conversation between artists Robert Beatty, Sarah Briland, Ryan Crowley, Ben Durham, and Mike Goodlett,

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Free

Romancing The Land

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

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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10:00 am
Free

Civil War and Emancipation Day

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Family-friendly programs explore the roles of Education and Voting during and after the American Civil War. Activities will include speakers, a keynote address, performances, displays, and hands-on activities.

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12:00 pm
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April Fools’ Festival

April 2 @ 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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1st Annual Cornhole Tournament

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center of the Universe Brewery, 11293 Air Park Road
Ashalnd, VA 23116 United States

This event is family friendly as there will be activities for children, food trucks, live music, prizes and raffles. Benefits families of children with special healthcare needs in the Richmond community.

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1:00 pm
Free

2017 RFM Summer Adventure Expo

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Center, 11421 Polo Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113 United States

Get the scoop on summer camps and activities from over 40 area camps in a festive, outdoor setting. Kids get a free climb on the massive rock walls inside Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Center. Games, activities, food trucks, and amazing door prizes. Get more info here!

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Free

Kite Day

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clover Hill Athletic Complex (Fields 7 & 8), 17701 Genito Road
Moseley,

Pack a lunch and bring the entire family for a great day of kite flying. There will be entertainment and other fun activities for the kids to enjoy throughout the day. To register for a free kite, call 748-1623. Supplies are limited.

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2:00 pm
Free

Virginia Daffodil Society Show

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Once on April 2, 2017
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

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

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Scott’s Addition Insiders’ Walking Tour

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Hofheimer Building, 2818 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

A behind-the-scenes look into the transformation of one of Richmond’s hottest neighborhoods. Scott’s Addition is undergoing an adaptive reuse renaissance as existing commercial buildings are converted to into modern residences, breweries, restaurants, and working spaces. Explore some of these exciting projects and discuss the history and future of this lively neighborhood. Meet in front of

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Free

Dolphin Club Summer Swim Team and Long Course Open House

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

Gearing up for an exciting 2017 summer season. And new this summer, they're also kicking off the USA Swimming Long Course season. Swimmers will be able to practice at both the Weinstein JCC and Camp Hilbert this summer. Please bring goggles and bathing suits.

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3:00 pm
Free

Global Sounds

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Celebrate traditional music and dance from around the world with this family-friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music. Enjoy dance performances by local and visiting ensembles and stay after the show to interact with the instruments, including the gamelan and drums.

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