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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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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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Free

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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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

April 21 - May 15
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220

The timeless fairytale musical returns to the November Theatre for the first time since it was staged in 2006. The magic will charm children and adults alike. Suggested for ages 5 and up.

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Cirque Italia

April 27 - April 30
Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall, 1600 Rio Rd E
Charlottesville, VA

The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over bringing unique aerial acts, hand balancing, contortionists, and many more surprise performances that are breathtaking.

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RVA French Food Festival

April 28 - April 29
Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Rd
Henrico, 23229

Sample the rich flavors of France’s finest cuisine, served up by a team of phenomenal local chefs. Enjoy French culture, cuisine, music, and wine. Benefits The Little Sisters of the Poor. 4:30 PM –  7:30 PM, FRIDAY 11:00 AM –  9:00 PM, SATURDAY  

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Romero Britto Exhibition

April 29 - April 30
Chasen Galleries, 3554 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221

An impressive collection of artworks and sculpture by world-renowned artist Romero Britto will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. The exhibition opens with a series of live Artist Appearances.

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2017 Denim Drive

April 29 - April 30
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

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 29 form 10am-9pm Sunday, April 30 from 12-6pm

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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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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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Spring Musical: “Once on this Island,”

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Steward School, Lora M. Robins Theatre, 11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238

Can love exist between a rich young man and a poor peasant girl? This common fairy tale story meets an island drumbeat in this joyous musical. This sweet story performed by students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will keep the audience dancing in their seats.

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Seussical

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 29 @ 7:30 pm
Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23229

Our best-loved Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life in this unforgettable musical caper. The Cat in the Hat tells the story in which the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Seussical is fun for the whole family. Presented by the Douglas Freeman Players.

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Love For Lelia Spring Event

April 28 @ 10:00 am - April 29 @ 6:00 pm
Wilson Lee Interiors and Her Boutique, 11456 Belvedere Vista Lane
Richmond, VA 23235

Several activities to help a girl named Lelia who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Friday there will be a Wendell August Trunk Show. On Saturday, children's author Leann Smith will be there to read and sign her books, along with a ticket only Garden Party.

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Earth Day Camp In

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - April 29 @ 9:00 am
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Cancelled

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8:00 am
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Herbs Galore and More

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

More than 60 plant and craft vendors from the mid-Atlantic region selling herbs, annuals, perennials, heirlooms, vegetables, trees, garden ornaments, delicious food, and more. Check out the Meet the Expert speaker series highlighting a variety of topics for the gardening novice to the seasoned pro.

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8:30 am
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We Heart Harlie and Friends 5K and Kid’s Mile

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States

Cotton candy, face painting, bounce houses, and tons of raffles.  

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9:00 am
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Ceramic Handprints By Handy Treasures

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Goddard School, Mechanicsville, 7503 Old Hickory Drive
Mechanicsville, Va 23116

Create a beautiful personalized ceramic keepsake from your child’s hand or footprint impression. You can have one or all of your children’s impressions done together in clay. Puppy paw-prints are available as well. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCU Stony Point, 9000 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235

Father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads. Spend time with other first-time dads who provide practical tips and perspectives by bringing their own babies..

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12th Annual Central Virginia Spring Car Show

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

All makes and models, top ten vehicles in select categories win prizes. Visit www.shopregencysqmall.com for more information. Rain or Shine.  

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Free

4th Annual United the Pieces Fit

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Colonial Heights Middle School, 500 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23219

Crafters, vendors, face painting, balloon animals, kids workshop, inflatables, music, raffle, food, fun, and much more.

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9:30 am
Free

World Tai Chi and Giqong Day

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue
Henrico, VA 23223

Be part of this international event, celebrated in every time zone in the world. 9:30 am: Warm up and learn basic Sun Style technique. 10 am: World Tai Chi Celebration, group participation. 10:30 am-12 pm: Demonstrations. For all ages.

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10:00 am
Free

Preschool Health and Wellness Fair

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arthur Ashe Center, 3001 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23231

Hosted by Richmond Public School's Virginia Preschool Initiative and Head Start Programs. This informative and enjoyable day will feature on-site Preschool Registration, health screenings, nutrition tips, refreshments, face painting, student performances, games and door prizes. Open to the community.

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2017 Richmond Youth Peace Summit

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Paul’s Baptist Ch., southside campus, 700 E. Belt Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23225

Emphasizes cooperation and collaboration among Metro Richmond’s diverse populations of young people. Early registrants get first choice of workshops when they are announced in late March. The day features an opening program followed by 90-minute morning and afternoon breakout workshops. Registration required. contact rypp@rpec.org

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RiverFest 2017

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Appomattox Riverside Park, Ferndale Road
Dinwiddie County, VA 23803

Opportunities for adults and children to enjoy fishing, canoeing and kayaking lessons, and examining all sorts of fish, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and other creepy-crawly critters kids love. Plus, a climbing wall, an obstacle course, and an archaeological/geological dig site, all sponsored by Fort Lee. Shuttle service will be provided from parking at Matoaca Baptist Church (6409 River Road)

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Learning to Fail Forward 

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
3rd Street Bethel A.M.E. Church, 614 North 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23218

Kids ages 8 to 18 will hear speakers and discuss leadership, growth, and self-esteem from the perspective of the John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative.

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Free

Youth Peace Summit

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 700 E Belt Blvd
Richmond, VA 23223

Fun activities, engaging workshops, free lunch, and entertainment for teenagers. Register at www.rpec.org. Registration opens March 23rd.

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Richmond Animal League’s Woofstock 2017

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Westchester Commons, 15786 WC Main St
Midlohtian, VA 23113

A family-friendly dog festival with music, adoptions, games, and fun. Front and center at the festival will be the Strut Your Mutt fundraising dog walk. https://www.firstgiving.com/RAL/strut-your-mutt-2017

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Brook Hill Festival

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1214 Wilmer Ave
Richmond, VA 23227

There will be Living History Cemetery Tours, Church Tours, speakers, a car show, vendors, music, food, children's activities, and much more.

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11:00 am
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Smokin’ Barbecue Festival

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Farmer’s Market Petersburg, 9 E. Old Street
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States

Barbecue, entertainment, and artisans and crafters. Vendors will be serving ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, and more.

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1:00 pm
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NASCAR ToyotaCare 250

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

It’s action-packed family fun. Children 12 and younger are free with a ticketed adult in general admission seating areas.  

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2:00 pm
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

The inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts. Recommended for ages 10 and up. There is no foul language, but there is talk about the

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Lyrics, Laughter, and; Learning

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219

Greater Richmond Children's Choir intermediate and beginner levels present a fun concert for kids and kids at heart. Come be loud in the library in this Gellman Room Concert at the downtown library.

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2:30 pm
Free

SOL Math Study Sessions

Preparation for the upcoming SOL math tests for all 3rd through 8th graders. 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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4:00 pm
Free

A Time of Song: 20th Anniversary Spring Concert

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave
Richmond, VA 23227

Celebrate 20 years of City Singers Youth Choirs - they will be singing songs from the past 20 years as well as a composition made just for this event.  There will be an ice cream social and silent auction immediately following the concert.

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4:30 pm
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United for UNOS 5K and Fun Run

April 29 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Innsbrook, 4951 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, Va 23060

A family-friendly run/walk to honor organ donors, celebrate organ recipients, and offer hope to those waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Benefits the United Network for Organ Sharing.  

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8:00 pm
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

The inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts. Recommended for ages 10 and up. There is no foul language, but there is talk about the

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Ari Hest

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

Singer-songwriter Hest creates a non-typical collection of tracks that ultimately form a cohesive narrative. With songs of sadness and resignation giving way to lucidity and catharsis, Hest’s introspection and intelligence are on display.

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Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saint Benedict Catholic Church, 300 North Sheppard Street
Richmond, VA 23221

"Monteverdi at 450," a concert in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi. The early music vocal ensemble Zephyrus will be directed by Megan Sharp.

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