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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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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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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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Richmond Flying Squirrels

April 6 - April 12
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Catch a game with the family and cheer for the Richmond Squirrels in this home stand against Hartford and Altoona.  

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Movies and More

April 7 - April 8
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075

Enjoy Star Trek Beyond (PG-13) on the big screen. Friday 7:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

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Free

Chesapeake District Championship Event

April 7 - April 8
VCU’s Siegel Center, 1200 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23284

Approximately 1,500 HS students will converge to test their teamwork and ingenuity during the First Chesapeake District Championship Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton. The best and brightest robotics teams from DC, Maryland, and Virginia will compete for a chance to attend the First World Championship in St. Louis.

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Ongoing
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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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12:00 pm
Free

Spring Book Sale

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Friends of Richmond Public Library members get in Friday at noon. You can join at the door. www.rvalibraryfriends.org. Friday - noon to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm Saturday - 10am to 5pm

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Banner Lecture – “The Best Rebel Reminiscence: Edward Porter Alexander’s Fighting for the Confederacy”

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Alexander wrote from a singular perspective as one who had served on the staffs of Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, and P. G. T Beauregard before beginning a career in the artillery that soon revealed him to be the most gifted gunner in the Confederacy. This lecture will assess Alexander’s two books, highlighting the

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4:30 pm
Free

First Friday Films

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146

Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen. For qll ages. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

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5:00 pm
Free

Teen Movie and Pizza Night

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

See a great movie with your friends on the big screen. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Branch Library.

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6:00 pm
Free

Next Level Art Exhibit

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

Showcases the expanding artistic visions of the Center’s instructors and their intermediate and advanced level students in various mediums.

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Free

Kids Fun Night: Spring Has Sprung

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop off the kids to create a wet clay flower bowl, paint a plate as a lady bug, and enjoy a pizza dinner. For ages 6 and up. Call 804-360-3111 to make a reservation.  

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Southside Speedway Opening Night

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road
Midlothian , VA 23112

A paved 1/3 mile oval race track. Every other Friday night from April through August, families and fans can watch bumper to bumper action from six divisions: Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandoleros.

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First Fridays Keep Kids Free

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ART 180’s ATLAS Gallery, 114 W Marshall st
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Keep Kids Free, an exhibition of spoken word, prints, paintings, and drawings created by young people who have been affected, directly or indirectly, by the prison system, opens April 7 at the Atlas gallery in Jackson Ward.

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