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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Petting Farm

April 8 - April 15
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Visit baby bunnies, chicks, ducks, lambs, and more. The Spring Petting Farm is located in the Main Plaza and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m., weather permitting. A $1 donation is suggested; proceeds go the Maymont Foundation.

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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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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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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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Multiplication Madness Camp

April 10 @ 11:00 am - April 13 @ 1:00 pm

Focus on learning multiplication facts (0-12) in a positive, effective, and fun way. Camp is geared towards 2nd through 5th graders, but all ages are welcome. Camp will run Monday, April 10th through Thursday, April 13th from 11am to 1pm.

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TGA Tennis Spring Break Camp

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - April 14 @ 4:00 pm
Cool Spring Recreation Center, 9283 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Bringing the tennis court to you, making it convenient, and affordable to learn to play tennis in a fun and safe atmosphere. Using kid-friendly equipment, instructors help students develop tennis skills and knowledge while using the sport to teach valuable life lessons like honesty and sportsmanship.

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8:00 am
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VMFA Young at Art

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Explore cardboard, newspaper, and more. Use recycled materials and found objects to make earth-friendly art projects. Read more at https://vmfa.museum/youth-studio/preschool-art-classes/young-at-art/#YmVWwK3WVgw60Wg8.99

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9:30 am
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Flower Arranging Inspiration

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558

Dust the cobwebs off your decorating ideas for parties with this decorating and gardening workshop.

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10:00 am
Free

Spring Break Games

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sandston Library, 23 E. Willamsburg Rd.
Sandston, VA 23150

Free play with board games, card games, legos, and snap circuits. Drop-in anytime for some family fun during Spring Break.

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Mommy and Me

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, Va 23230

Enjoy a morning out with your preschooler with Rainbow Rock Band, crafts, activities, and door prizes.

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12:00 pm
Free

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Plastic Trash to the Renaissance – Just Another Day at the Science Museum".

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Midweek Movie Matinee

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192

Looking for something fun to do during spring break? See a great family movie on the big screen at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

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Free

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is Botox: More Than Just Skin Deep presented by Greg A. Lingo, Senior Health Systems Manager for Allergan Neurosciences.

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1:00 pm
Free

Project Wild!

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
King & Queen Library, 396 Newtown Road
St. Stephen's Church, VA 23148

Special spring break presentation with Rachael Winston, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, as she shares fun and educational facts about the environment and wildlife.

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2:00 pm
Free

What Can You Invent?

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States

Ages 8 to 12 are invited to experiment with littleBit kits (think LEGO + electricity) to make projects that can play music, light up, spin, make art, and become prototypes for an invention. Registration is required.

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5:00 pm
Free

Kickstart Your Weekend On Wednesday

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 26, 2017
Short Pump Park, 3329 Pump Road
Henrico, VA 23233

Listen to music and entertainment and check out some local food trucks for dinner. The kids can explore our new playground while your four-legged friends can run in the dog park. Concessions are available for purchase. April 5: Out on a Limb April 12: Tom Devil and the Wizard April 19: Stonebrook April 26: Jonathan Austin

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6:00 pm
Free

Minute to Win It: Library Edition

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.
Henrico, VA 23227

Ten challenges using everyday items. 60 seconds on the clock, win fabulous library prizes. Think you can do it? This all ages program will have something for everyone, try the challenges yourself or just come and watch. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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7:30 pm
Free

Klemperer Trio

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Formed in 1980, The Klemperer Trio has performed to critical acclaim in the United States and Europe. The trio consists of Erika Klemperer, violin; Ronald Crutcher, violoncello; and Gordon Back, piano.

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8:00 pm
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Faculty Lounge

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

A trio of talented University of Richmond professors who enjoy taking a musical break.

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