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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 Square Mall, 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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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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Spring Petting Farm

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

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

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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Richmond African Violet Society Show and Sale

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - April 16 @ 4:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
$

Interesting and unusual African violet varieties on display and available for purchase. SALE: Friday, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. SHOW: Saturday, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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9:00 am

Annual Chincoteague Easter Decoy and Art Festival

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chincoteague Combined School, 4586 Main Street
Chincoteague, Virginia 23336
$

Local and national carvers and artists exhibit their work. Awards are given in various carving categories, art, and photography. Special awards are given for best carving display and best art display. ($, Free for kids 12 and under)

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K-9 Heroes Day Featuring Pooch Pursuit

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Throughout the morning, see amazing demonstrations of the areas of command, protection and tracking, and talk to K-9 friendly vendors. Open to all ages.

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9:30 am

Nano Day

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
$

Shrink down to size with interactive exhibits simulated at a billionth of a meter scale. Guests will have the chance to get hands-on with Nano science projects from Virginia Commonwealth University while learning how tiny science can be so hugely fun.

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10:00 am

Dominion Family Easter

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Revel in all sorts of activities and games for the whole family. Enjoy live entertainment, food, and meet characters from yesterday and today who will reveal fun facts about Maymont. An activity pass will be required for most stations.

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Scott’s Addition Insiders’ Walking Tour

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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.

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Historic Point of Rocks Tour

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
R. Garland Dodd Park, 201 Enon Church Road
Chester, VA 23836
$

A newly-acquired historic site.  Experience Native American history, as well as discover the stories about one of the earliest naval battles in 1862. Historic Point of Rocks has never been open to the public. Clara Barton served in the Union Hospital established here and President Lincoln visited the wounded here in 1864.  Learn why this particular location […]

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Little Tykes Hike- Wigglin’ Worms

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
Free

Let your little tyke discover a creature with no eyes and five hearts and learn what happened when Willie ate a worm. Prepare to get a little muddy as you learn more about worms through stories, discoveries, and crafts.  Suitable for ages 6 and under, but sure to provide enjoyment for the whole family.

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Easter Egg Hunt

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
Free

Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 2 to 12 sponsored by Northern Neck Lodge #32 of the Fraternal Order of Police. The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. sharp so plan to arrive early.

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Music Family Day

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Celebrate Spring with a children's music-making explosion. Music instructors of City Singers Youth Choirs will guide children in exploring the sounds of traditional percussion instruments: xylophones, drums, bells, and more. Kids will play music games, sing songs, and play instruments, while parents tour the museum.

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12:30 pm

Kayaking on the Potomac

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
$

For ages 13 and up with no previous kayaking experience necessary, and bring your waterproof camera along. To register or for more information contact Jon Bachman at Jbachman@stratfordhall.org or 804-493-1972.

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1:00 pm

Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
$

Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs. On Sunday reservations are available for Easter Brunch in the Robins Tea House.

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Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
$

Meet Peter Rabbit as he poses for photographs in the Children’s Garden. There will be activities in the Children’s Garden, including drawing with sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, and making garden hats out of materials such as bags and ribbons.

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2:00 pm

Talent Show

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
Free

Do you have talent? Share it with the community. Performers must register and have their talent approved by Teen or Children's staff.

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5:00 pm

Richmond Kickers

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$

Support the Kickers as they compete against Ottawa Fury FC.

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