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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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Albee Fest

April 3 - April 15
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

Six little known works by the master dramatist, Edward Albee, will be performed in script-in-hand readings with a company of some of Richmond's most talented actors. Two companion events will round out the festival -- a special Edward Albee cabaret with Starlet Knight and Anthony Dowd, and Strange Bedfellows: Albee Edition. Additional festival events include

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Ongoing
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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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Free

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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Daily Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Tours

April 3 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm

Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water.

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10:00 am
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Homeschool History: Figures of Freedom

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

Beginning at Capitol Square and finishing at 14th and Canal, learn about the people who impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation. Includes a program at the First Freedom Center.

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Craft and Play

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave
Henrico, VA 23223

A Tuesday morning playgroup for some simple crafting and play fun while learning early literacy skills and making new friends. They meet every two weeks.

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Mom and Me Easter Egg Hunt

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Spring Run Presbyterian Church, 6601 Woodlake Village Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112

Moms and children ages 6 and under, please join Spring Run Moms of Young Children (MOYC) for the 2nd Annual Mom and Me Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be face painting, a Princess, and activities for the kiddos. Please bring an Easter basket.

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10:30 am
Free

Watercolor Painting Techniques

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road
King William, VA 23086

April showers bring a workshop on watercolor techniques full of color and light, taught by Dawn Shank. Call or visit the library to sign up.

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Preschool Pottery

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Parents and preschool age kids experience a shared creative experience.  Create a spring themed pot using your child's fingerprints for flowers, bugs, chicks, and rabbits.  This class is geared for children 5 and under.  Reservations recommended, call 804-360-3111.  

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4:00 pm
Free

Engineering For Kids RVA Spring Workshop

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Engineering For Kids RVA, 11307 Polo Place
Midlothian, Va 23113

Students in grades pre-K – 8 will participate in robotics, electronic game design, coding, S.T.E.M. activities, and more. Pizza will be provided. (4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

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Free

Spring Workshop

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Engineering For Kids RVA, 11307 Polo Place
Midlothian, Virgina 23113

Attend and you are eligible to win a free week of Spring Break Camp or Summer Camp. Registration in advance is required, rva@engineeringforkids.net. Space is limited. 4:00pm-5:30pm or 6:00pm-7:30pm

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4:30 pm
Free

Teen Tuesdays: Art Show

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Bring your paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, fashion - anything you have created - to the library by Saturday, April 1. Bring your friends on Tuesday, April 4 to vote for the winners - lots of winners, lots of prizes. Work will be displayed at the library during April.

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Teen Make and Take Movie Night

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146

Make a Ghostbusters-themed craft while watching the movie with your friends. For ages 11 to 18. Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of Rockville Library.

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5:00 pm
Free

Extreme Event Challenge

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

A social game that enables people to understand the importance of building a strong, resilient community. Working as a team to overcome simulated emergencies and natural disasters, participants will leave with a new perspective of resilience. For adults 18 and older; registration required. Register at 804.864.1400 or info@smv.org.

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Free

Kid’s Club

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chick-fil-A Parham Road, 1529 N. Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23229

Come and learn the lesson of Cooperation. How to say it, what it means, and how it works. Complete activities onsite with your loved one and learn how to cooperate. The First Tuesday of each month.

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5:30 pm
Free

Dolphin Club Summer Swim Team and Long Course Open House

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

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

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6:30 pm
Free

Foster Parent Orientation

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
HopeTree Foster Care Offices, 3309 West Hundred Road
Chester, VA 23831

Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need? Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child? Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.

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7:00 pm
Free

Octopus Party

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.
Henrico, VA 23230

Celebrate the All Henrico Reads selection, The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. Watch a movie and then get kraken on making some octopus crafts. It'll be a lot of fun; not squidding.

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Free

Planning and Planting the Perennial Flower Garden Workshop

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deep Run Park Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233 United States

Class on laying out a garden, selecting plants and seeds, and strategies for growing flowers that return each spring with little maintenance.

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