Stuff for the bargain prices....

I try to scour resources to bring you mostly no cost items...there are other blogs with activities for kids at cost...I try to give you the most bang for the buck!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Family Spring Festival Four Mile Creek BC 4/3

Join us for FREE food, outdoor games and tons of fun activities at our Spring Festival on Saturday, April 3rd, at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church. There will be fun for all ages with face painting, a moon bounce, clowns, crafts, an inflatable obstacle course, little people's driving course, and much more. Other events include puppet shows, cake walks, a very special egg hunt, and lots of prizes. We hope you can join us!
The church is located at 2950 New Market Rd in Henrico off of route 5.

Get Ready for Summer

Don't wait until the kids are out, sign up NOW!

Circus Discount Codes

$5 off weekend performances and $8 off weekday (Excludes opening night)

Richmond Kickers Karnival 3/27

The Kickers and RoomStore World plan to kick off the 2010 season with the Kickers Karnival at RoomStore World on March 27, 11am-2pm.  Kickers Karnival at RoomStore World will feature live music, inflatable games, free food for the first 200 visitors, discounts on merchandise and fun for the whole family.  Kickers pro soccer players will be available for autographs, alongside the Kickers new mascot, RoomStore Kickeroo.  Admission is free.

Strange's Easter Egg Hunt 4/3

Strange's garden Center
12111 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23233

10am 4/3

Easter Egg Hunt Chesterfield Jaycees 3/28

Chesterfield Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, March 28 at 2pm, Harry G Daniel Park at Iron Bridge at Shelters 4 & 5 Egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, games, face painting, coloring and more.

Easter Egg Hunt Forest Hill Park 3/27

Eggstravaganza at Forest Hill Park – Saturday, March 27 10am-2pm
Games, music, food, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, “Mr. Bunny” and egg hunt with more than 30,000 eggs. Children should bring their own baskets and arrive early to register for the egg hunts, scheduled as follows: Ages 4 and younger at noon, ages 5-7 at 12:30, and ages 8-12 at 1pm.

Easter Egg Hunt Fairmount Christian 3/27

Fairmount Christian Church
6502 Creighton Road
in Mechanicsville......
10:00- 12:00
ages 2-8 3/27
Pancake Breakfast before the hunt-- 8:00- 10:00

Easter Egg Hunt United Christian 4/3

United Christian Church
2101 Fordson Road
Henrico, VA 23229
(not too far from Parham & 64 interchange)

Saturday, April 3
10:00 a.m.
ages birth - 5th grade
(three hunts divided by ages)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IMPORTANT Safety info

If you have an Infantino sling call 866-860-1361 to receive your choice of either a baby sling, activity gym or cart cover due to recall

Egg Hunt at Saint Paul's Baptist Church

Easter is an awesome time to create special memories for our children. Kids are valued by God and by us too…so we go out of our way to make this holiday fun and extra-special. 
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Easter Weekend Activities


Richmond - Apr 3 - Family Easter at Maymont - One of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions will undergo some exciting transformations this year! For the first time, all activities will be held at the Children’s Farm, where the lawn will be filled with games and crafts. Kids can visit the petting pasture and have pictures taken on a John Deere tractor. Families can also participate in the new “100-Acre/100-Egg Hunt" across the park.

Richmond - Apr 3-4 - Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Saturday, April 3, 1-4 p.m. Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs. Also from 1-4 p.m., Richmond Rabbit Breeders Association with live bunnies; 2-3 p.m. Concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (weather permitting); 2-5 p.m. Virginia Daffodil Society Show. On Sunday, April 4, 1-4 p.m. Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Easter Brunch in the Tea House; Garden admission and reservations required.

Glen Allen - Apr 4 - Easter Sunday Brunch at Wyndham Virginia Crossings - Our brunch includes hand carved prime rib and brown sugar glazed ham, oven baked salmon, grilled petite lamb chops, made-to-order omelets, belgium waffles, fresh salad selections and a display of traditional desserts just to name a few. Brunch seating times are between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ComedySportz for Children! (Spring Forward Children's Series)

ComedySportz for Children! (Spring Forward Children's Series)Be a part of improvisation fun with ComedySportz. This first performance in our series is fun for the entire family - everyone gets to participate! Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5859 or Jen Watkins, 328-4491.
Sat, Mar 27, 10:30 a.m.
Henrico Theatre. Free. Call for reservations.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Earth Day Celebration 4/17

Earth Day CelebrationFor all ages. The Division of Recreation and Parks is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Natural Heritage Program, James River Advisory Commission, County of Henrico Energy Management Plan, and Keep Henrico Beautiful! Enjoy live entertainment by Jubeus, a quintet performing an intoxicating spirit of roots-rock and soul, and Amy Henderson singing her style of music from ballads to country-tinged pop. Activities and entertainment will include educational booths and displays, a children's puppet show, recycling games, the Henrico County Bookmobile, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be on-site with live animals and will educate you on animal rescue. Three Lakes Nature Center will also feature hands-on activities as well as educational displays. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: Jeannie Murray, 501-5121.
Sat, Apr 17, 1-4 p.m. No rain date.
Three Lakes Park. Free.

Movie Grease April 2-3, $1

Cinema Classics
"Experience olde time cinema" at Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: Henrico Theatre Staff, 328-4491.

Movie: Grease (PG)
Fri, Apr 2, 7 p.m.
Sat, Apr 3, 2 & 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Gap Turn in sale
Turn in any brand of old jeans at The Gap this weekend and get 35% off a new pair!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fridays are coming to Ring Around The Rosy - Register NOW

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Date: 9 Mar 2010 20:24:59 -0600
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Subject: Fun Fridays are coming to Ring Around The Rosy - Register NOW

Join Ring Around The Rosy for Fun Fridays!

(Details for following Fridays to come)


  Is coming on Friday, March 12th!

Register your child to attend one of the FREE demo classes.

Family Music for Babies
(Birth - 16 months with caregivers)
Activities include singing, dancing, rocking, bouncing, listening, and echoing.

Family Music for Toddlers
(17 months - 3 years with caregivers)
Activities include singing, dancing, chanting, focused listening, movement games, and playing simple instruments.

Registration Required.


Infant Massage with Jenny Simpson
Friday, March 12th 10am-10:30
The ABC's of Baby Massage
B- Bond
C-Comfort and calm
The practice of baby massage combines caregiving, communication and play between parent and baby.  Research supports age-old traditions that link baby massage to many of the critical elements of bonding:  eye to eye and skin to skin contact, smiling and cuddling.  Clinical studies show that the regular use of massage promotes faster weight gain, improves cardiac and respiratory output, promotes longer and deeper sleep patterns and develops immunological factors and helps relieve tension.  Most importantly, baby massage provides a language for parent/baby communication. 
Jenny Simpson is an instructor certified by the International Association of Infant Massage.  She celebrates 15 years of teaching baby massage in the Richmond tri-city area this year.  Jenny founded the Vital Touch Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Education Program and worked in the NICU at St. Mary's Hospital for 5 years helping parents massage and comfort their premature and medically fragile baby during hospitalization.   She is the President and owner of Birth and Baby Kneads, LLC.

No registration required for Infant Massage.


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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Savvy Saver Card

From Kate Hall via Facebook
if you haven't received a 2010 Savvy Saver Card, now is the time. Mondays are" Mommy Mondays" with 20% off at:

By Invitation Only
Children's Outlet & Consignment & Sidney Brooks

and 20% off at places like Great Wolf Lodge, It's Hip to Be Round,Real Life Studios and other cool spots around town.

request one here:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Boys LaCrosse (9-11 year olds)

Thanks Sheila!
 Practice is at Matoaca Middle School on Mon and Wed 6-7:15 and Satruday 10-12. The cost is $100 and games are on Saturdays. You do need some equipment but its easy to find used and if your boys have played football they can use that helmet and cleets. There is a 9 and under team and an 11 and under team (boys only). Please call Sheila Johnston for more info or see website. (Click on header).  Great opportunity!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Short Pump Children's Museum

That's right-CMor is opening a Children's museum up in Short Pump this summer and members will have access to both! Stay tuned...

Thursday, March 4, 2010


It's time to CELEBRATE The Little Gym of Mechanicsville 2nd Birthday!  Come and join us on Friday, March 12th, from 6-8 with  friends, games, raffles and as always Birthday cake!  Don't forget to check out our Awesome Summer Camp Schedule and get signed up!

Movie Back to the Future 3/5-3/6 $1

Cinema Classics
"Experience olde time cinema" at Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: Henrico Theatre Staff, 328-4491. 

Movie: Back to the Future (PG)
Fri, Mar 5, 7 p.m.
Sat, Mar 6, 2 & 7 p.m.

Kite Festival 3/6

Kite FestivalFor all ages. Come out to Dorey Park and join us for a day of kite flying, kite demonstrations, exhibits, contests and games, and more. Hosted by the Richmond Air Force Kite Club, in cooperation with Henrico Recreation and Parks. You won't want to miss this spectacular talent of kite flying! Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: Rachel Leyco, 501-5134.
Sat, Mar 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rain date: Sun, Mar 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dorey Park. Free.

Easter Bunny pics

I will post Easter Bunny info as I get it:
Chesterfield Towne Center 3/20-4/3

CYT-Cinderella 3/5-3/12

March 5-12th-$15 per show.   My co-workers children are in this company and the shows are absolutely AMAZING!

Richmond Raiders Kids Night 3/20

First 1,000 kids that bring a new or nearly new book to support Richmond Public Schools will receive a free poster that they can get autographed by players after the game. Richmond City Singers Children's Choir will be singing the National Anthem.
Fun Bus
Bounce Houses
Radio Stations
Fireworks before the game
Get your picture taken with the Mascot, cheerleadersm adn the football team.

Activities start at 4:30, game starts at 7pm.

Princess and The Frog $2

Playing through 3/11 according to website.  Showing at the Byrd theater.  Click on header for showtimes.
Thanks Brittany!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Handy Manny Pit Stop 3/13

Link to Mall info
Vroom!  Vroom!  Drivers start your engines and head over to Handy Manny Big Race Pit Stop event!

- Get your own Handy Manny license plate!
- Play Pit Stop Hokey Pokey
- Color your own Handy Manny Toolbox
- Watch an all new Handy Manny episode
- Giveaways, prizes and more!

And don't miss Handy Manny Big Race Family Night Special Event on Saturday, March 20th at 7p/6c...only on Disney Channel!

Virginia Center Commons - 3/13/10
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sears Court

Thanks Kelly!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bunny Photos 3/13-4/3

Visit with the Easter Bunny in Food Court in a Victorian setting.  Each child that visits with the Bunny will receive a free gift while supplies last.  Visit or call 804-360-1700

Spring Break Petting Farm 4/5-4/9

Monday-Friday April 5-9, 11am-5pm Main Plaza of Short Pump Town Center
804-360-1700  Baby bunnies, chicks lambs, and more!
Upscale Consignment Sale (New and used) 3/5

Get special Greetings from the Whitehouse for your milestones!

Submit the greetings request to the White House at least six weeks in advance by email or fax to (202) 395-1232. You can also mail a request to: The White House, Attn: Greetings Office, Washington, D.C. 20502-0039.

Free workshop for parents of teens 3/20 and 4/17

Becoming a Teen Whisperer: A Workshop on Developing Healthy Parenting Practices.

Sat. March 20th and Sat. April 17th at 10am-12pm. Held at Patterson Ave. Baptist Church 4301 Patterson Ave Richmond VA 23221

Tired of Yelling with no results? Afraid that your teen is in over his or her head? Come join us to learn tips for releasing unnessary anxiety and how to provide a healthy and happy home for yourself and your teen.

Facilitators: Tanya Parks and Ryan Clore (he is the youth pastor at our church and is really great with the kids)

Not just for parents with teen because all of our kids will be teens one day.

For more info call 804-355-6890 or email

Last minute-Dr. Seuss Celebration 3/2

5-8 with storytelling at 6 and 7pm at Mechanicsville Chic Fil A. Will be Dr. Seuss themed in celebration of his birthday!   Did not see it at any other Chic Fil A although many are having Family and/or kids night tonight.

Hanover County's Premier Children's Sale 3/20

Thanks Trinette-

Saturday March 20, 8-3, Sunday (50%) 11-2
10406 Lakeridge parkway in Ashland.  Check out link for more detail.  Good way to pick up a few items at great deals.

Monday, March 1, 2010

4th Annual Northside MamasKid Stuff Sale 4/17

4th Annual Kid Stuff Sale

4th Annual Kid Stuff Sale
at St. Thomas’ Church
3602 Hawthorne Avenue
benefiting many great orgs including
-Sip-n-shop on Friday 4/16, 5-8pm ($10 includes first-pick shopping and refreshments)
-Saturday, April 17, 2010
All proceeds will be donated to:
Holton and Ginter Park Elementary Schools, Henderson Middle School, the Ginter Park Library, St. Thomas’ Church and Day School, CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation, and Boaz & Ruth
Two ways to donate:
Sunday, January 17, from 3-5 pm at Lewis Ginter Recreation Association, 3421 Hawthorne Ave. (part of the Community Food Drive & Volunteer Fair)

Sat Feb. 20 and March 20 10am-12 at
St. Thomas’ on Hawthorne Ave.

Contact us for pick-up:
Katie Best,
Jill Salp,
Items for donation:
Gently used baby and children’s clothes, shoes, toys, books, cribs and crib bedding, high chairs, strollers, maternity clothes, videos, baby gear, blankets, bikes