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To Damascus

January 18 - January 27
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

Richmond composer Walter Braxton's lush new American opera explores the rituals we practice to reconcile the sacred and the profane and ease the noise between our angels and demons.

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Our Hearts On Our Sleeves

January 1 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

The fashion and fiber arts play an important role in Richmond’s creative community, enlivening Richmond’s streets, shops, galleries, museums, and performance spaces. Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume and textiles, this exhibition celebrates Richmond’s devotion to creative expression.

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10:00 am

Belle Isle History Hike

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$

A family friendly hike to one of Richmond’s historic gems, Belle Isle. Learn about the geologic and human history of the area and the role Richmond played in the development of our nation. Please bring water, snack, and good shoes. Registration will be completed on site.

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10:30 am

LEGO Liftoff!

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069
Free

Ever wondered if LEGOs could fly? Or get from place to place on a zip line? Bring a friend and find out at this fun building program. Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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Fairy and Gnome Abodes

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
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Free

Use moss, rocks, shells, plants, and other natural materials to create a mini landscaped container garden perfect for fairies, gnomes, and elves. Registration begins January 6. Register one person per family.

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Children’s Museum of Richmond – Junior Engineers

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Free

Young engineers create, tinker, and explore the six simple machines. For grades 1 through 3. Registration begins January 6.

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The ABC’s of Drawing Nature’s Critters

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Twin Hickory Park, 5011 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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$

Using the letters of the alphabet, learn how to draw cartoon critters that can be developed into your own comic strips, greeting cards, and art work. For ages 8-10.

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11:00 am

Union Bank and Trust LolliPops 3: An American in Paris

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

The Richmond Symphony and The School of Richmond Ballet team up to bring you this Gershwin classic. Kids will be mesmerized by the stunning combination of music and dance as they follow the story of Jerry and his adventures in Paris. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. and for a free pre-concert festival, featuring our instrument petting zoo […]

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Winter Celebration

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
Free

Shoo away the cold of winter with a Moana-inspired luau. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. For grades K through 5.

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Animal Enrichment

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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Meet some of Maymont’s animal ambassadors during scaly, feathered and furry close encounters. Visit with alligators, snakes and turtles, birds of prey, and animals of the Chesapeake Bay. Register by January 19.

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Book Release Party

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
Free

Celebrate picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez's first middle grade novel Stella Diaz Has Something to Say. Copies will be for sale to be signed by the author.

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Winter Wonderland

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Learning Experience Glen Allen, 4683 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen Allen , VA 23059
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Free

Looking for child care?  Check out the facility and enjoy snow cone machine, hot chocolate, snacks, arts and crafts, Bubbles Reading Corner, and a special guest appearance.

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12:00 pm

Poe’s Birthday Bash

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Edgar Allan Poe Museum, 1914 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23223
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$

An entire day of music, performance, tours, and birthday cake. Enjoy tours of the Museum, including the new exhibit, and Poe’s neighborhood, costumed interpreters, readings of Poe’s works, as well as light refreshments and a cash bar. At midnight, join a toast to Poe in the Shrine. ($, Free for members and children 6 and under)

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1:00 pm

Hour of Code

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219
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Free

Coder Dojo teach kids and tweens to code with their families. For more information, check http://www.meetup.com/RVA-CoderDojo.

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Teens Communicate Confidently

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave
Henrico, VA 23223
Free

Teens find their authentic voice and have more confidence to express their ideas. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required www.trainingsonsraisingmen.com/success-academy. Only 16 seats available. Presented by tSrM Success Academy

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2:00 pm

Movies and More

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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$

Enjoy the movie Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie on the big screen. 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM  

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2:30 pm

Richmond Spiders Kids Club Game

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Robins Center, 23B Boatwright Drive
Richmond, VA 23173 United States
$

The Spiders men's basketball team host La Salle in a kids club game. All members of the kids club receive free admission.

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3:00 pm

Family Movie Matinee

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Bring the whole family for a great movie at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For ages 5 and up.

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3:30 pm

School of Rock End of Season Shows

January 20 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Capital Ale House, Downtown, 623 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Their youngest and oldest students will take the stage for a day of rock. Rock 101 and Rock 201 will play at 3:30. Grad School from both locations play at 6:00.  

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