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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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Richmond Flying Squirrels

April 21 - April 26
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
$

Come support the Richmond Squirrels in this home stand when they play Reading Fightin Phils and the Bowie Baysox.  

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iHeart Media Mega Car Sale

April 21 - April 23
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
Free

Great deals on new-to-you vehicles Friday, April 21, 12:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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2017 Denim Drive

April 22 - April 23
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
Free

Donate your denim items at the information booth upstairs near Gymboree. Prizes awarded to the top three Henrico County elementary, middle and high schools that collect the most denim. Benefits Goodwill and Henrico County Public Schools. Saturday, April 22 from 10am-9pm Sunday, April 23 from 12-6pm  

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Ongoing

The Bald Soprano Marathon

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - April 22 @ 6:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$

6 Actors - 1 Absurdist Play - 24 Performances! ​ Beginning Friday, April 21 at 7pm, each performance begins every hour on the hour and will continue through Saturday, April 22 at 6pm, when the twenty-fourth consecutive performance will close the marathon. Six actors have accepted the challenge to perform Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece twenty four […]

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Cirque Italia

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - April 23 @ 9:30 pm
$

The first traveling Water Circus, introduces a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. Whether it’s a futuristic laser act or mesmerizing aerial performances, the show has something for all tastes and expectations. April 21 – Friday: 7:30pm April 22 – Saturday: […]

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7:00 am

Petersburg Half Marathon and 5K

April 22 @ 7:00 am
Historic Old Towne Petersburg, 9 e old st
Petersburg, VA 23803
$

The scenic course will feature views of downtown Petersburg, the Petersburg National Battlefield, Blandford Cemetery, and Pocahontas Island. Witness a battle re-enactment taking place in the Petersburg National Battlefield as you run through it. The Start and Finish will take place by the Union Train Station. Runners and Walkers of all abilities are welcome. Half Marathon Start Time: […]

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5K Run-Walk To Remember

April 22 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Join hundreds of active servicemen and women in uniform for this walk/run. The course starts and ends at Virginia War Memorial and includes a trek through Hollywood Cemetery and Oregon Hill.    

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8:00 am

Boot Camp for New Dads

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Williamsburg Room, 1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond, Virginia 23229
$

This program is for rookie fathers. Built as a first-time dad skill-learning factory. Men get unedited, real talk info straight from veteran fathers who bring their babies. Classes held at local hospitals. Register at www.rfva.org. Scholarships available.

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Spring Garden Fest

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
J. Sargeant Reynolds College, Goochland, 1851 Dickenson Avenue
Goochland, VA 23063
Free

A gardening festival including classes, workshops, demonstrations, plant sales, vendors, and more. (Free, $ for classes)  

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Ashland Railroad Run

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Center, Ashland, 500 S. Center St.
$

Enjoy this family run along the historic railroad and Center Street community, with music, and eco-friendly vendors. Participate in the 10k, 5k, or mile kids’ fun run.

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CASA Superhero Run 

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Villa*, 8000 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
$

Dress in your favorite superhero costume and participate in a Kids’ Run, 5K Race, and family fun festival.  

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9:00 am

Race To Parenthood 5k

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
West Creek Business Park, Virginia Farm Bureau Parking Lot/ 12580 West Creek Parkway
Richmond, VA 23228
$

The featured event and fundraiser for the Road to Parenthood, a volunteer run, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes infertility awareness, education, and support to help those who struggle on their path to parenthood.

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10:00 am

12th Annual ASK 5K and Fun Walk

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
$

The course takes runners and walkers around the Diamond, through the neighborhoods, and ends crossing home plate. Post-race festival features live music, food, and activities for the kids. The celebration continues during the Flying Squirrels’ evening game as ASK kids take the mound to sing the national anthem and throw the first pitch.

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History Hounds Explore Scott’s Addition

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boulevard and Norfolk Street, 400 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of Scott's Addition, presented in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Meet at the southwest corner of the Boulevard and Norfolk Street. […]

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Fool for Art Festival

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
John Tyler Community College, 800 Charter Colony Pkwy
Midlothian, 23114
Free

A community festival designed to give faculty and staff members an opportunity to share their talents and the college’s offerings with the community through educational sessions, hands-on activities, and more.  

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Movies and More

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
$

Watch Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) on the big screen. 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

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Kiddie Academy Grand Opening

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kiddie Academy of Midlothian, 6801 Woodlake Commons Loop
Midlothian, VA 23112
Free

Inflatables, games, arts and crafts, entertainment by WURV 103.7 FM, food, giveaways including Apple iPad mini 4, special discounts up to $500 tuition credit, and more. Take a tour of the academy.

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RVA Field Day 2017

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Richmond Volleyball Club, 2921 Byrdhill Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228 United States
Free

Join the Brain Injury Association of Virginia for a fun-filled day of friendly competition, good food and beverages. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

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11:00 am

The Organic Home Garden

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

In this class your kids will plan and plant their own garden of organic cucumbers and tomatoes. As they farm, they’ll learn about organic veggies and get a sneak peek of their harvest with a fresh spring salad. Hands-on class for parent and child.

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Falling Creek Ironworks Annual Event

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Falling Creek Ironworks Park, 6407 Jefferson Davis Highway
Richmond, Virginia 23237
Free

An exciting exploration of America’s first iron furnace, the 1619-22 ironworks on Falling Creek. Tour guides will lead you through the archaeological ruins of the 1619 ironworks. Activities include guided tours, exhibits, costumed interpretation, living history, period demonstrations, period music, Native American dancing, and numerous children’s activities to include tin pressing, corn husk dolls, and […]

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The Organic Home Garden

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Midlothian, 12501 Stone Village Way
Midlothian, VA 23113
$

In this class your kids will plan and plant their own garden of organic cucumbers and tomatoes. As they “farm,” they’ll learn about organic veggies and get a sneak peek of their harvest with a fresh organic spring salad. Hands-on class for parent and child.

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Lower Amelia Truck and Car Show

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ASCV Office, 10511 Jennings Lane
Amelia, VA 23219
Free

A day of cool cars and trucks, music, food, and fun.

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12:00 pm

Positive Affirmation Saturday

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fusion Dynamics and You, 7494 Lee-Davis Road, Suite 16A
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
$

Participants will engage in activities that places emphasis on re-focusing one's attention to positive self love that promotes continued growth. All materials for creative crafts are provided by studio and light refreshments are included.

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1:00 pm

Spring Fling

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Featuring Spring-themed stories and crafts. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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2:00 pm

Sing into Spring with Hope Harris

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229
Free

Rollicking musical fun for the whole family with popular local singer Hope Harris.

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2:30 pm

SOL Math Study Sessions

Free

Study sessions in preparation for the upcoming SOL math tests for all 3rd through 8th graders. Their experienced instructors will guide 3rd graders through Algebra 1 students through a real, previously released SOL test and review concepts that will be on the upcoming test.

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5:00 pm

Richmond Kickers

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
$

Cheer on the Richmond Kickers as they compete against the Pittsburgh Hounds.

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6:05 pm

In Your Face Fireworks – VCU Night

April 22 @ 6:05 pm - 9:00 pm
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
$

Fireworks from up close and inside the fences. Enjoy a special night with your favorite VCU students, staff, and alumni. Go Rams Go!

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