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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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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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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

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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Undiscovered Artists and Photographers Exhibit

April 13 - May 11
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

Showcases the work of many talented people who have not previously exhibited in a major show.

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Butterflies LIVE!

April 14 - October 15
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.  

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WaterPlay at Lewis Ginter

April 15 - September 30
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Bring your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. WaterPlay is open when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.

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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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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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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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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
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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

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
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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
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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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Free

Little Tykes Hike- Wigglin’ Worms

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

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

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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Free

Music Family Day

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

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
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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
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Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Once on April 16, 2017
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
Free

Talent Show

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

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
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Richmond Kickers

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

Support the Kickers as they compete against Ottawa Fury FC.

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