9th annual Ashland Train Day
Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10AM to 4PM
An event for the whole family. Come visit us at the Ashland Library along the tracks for a day of fun and excitement. We have music, games, lots of model trains, children's train rides, trolley rides, food, railroad related vendors, displays and of course our mascots, plus much, much more. So hop on board and come on down. Don't forget to bring your camera. Dress up for the day in your bib overalls, bandana and enigneer hat. We'll also be in our best railroad attire for you to! Don't forget the camera!
Oh, we forgot to say . . . . We've got real trains too, all day, right out front.
Best of all, Train Day is FREE !!!
(Trolley rides are $2 for an all day pass, children 12 and under are free.)
Due to limited parking near the library, satellite parking is located in the Ashland-Hanover Shopping Center and the Ashland Town Center where the trolleys will pick you up.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
9th annual Ashland Train Day
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Come out and enjoy the Lambeth petting zoo, face painting, costume contest, bobbing for apples, inflatables, nutzy and friends, and hayrides around the warning track!
Live music by Road Kill Roy on the main stage!
Kids can trick or treat through the suites!
We didn't forget about you football fans, you can watch your favorite games in select suites too!
Admission is FREE
Parks, Recreation & Facilities Management (804) 556-5854 www.co.goochland.va.us
Sunday, October 30th
2PM until 6PM
Laughing Place Pony Rides
Broken Road Farm Petting Zoo
Dyno-Might Amusement Company
Richmond SPCA Thistle Down Alpacas
Department of Forestry Pamunkey Regional Library
Virginia Cooperative Extension Goochland County Fire & Rescue
Monster Money & Pumpkin Painting PLUS Make & Take Activities
Scavenger Hunt & Carnival Games Halloween Costume Contest 1:30pm
Little Screamer’s Haunted Hayride TOT LOT w/Mini Golf & Treasure Hunt
For all ages. Halloween is nearly here. Thoughts are turning towards ghosts and spooky tales. Join in the intimate fun around the campfire as storytellers spin tales of hauntings and strange happenings. Information: Anna Truong, 501-2130.
Sat, Oct 29, 7 & 8 p.m.
Meadow Farm Museum. Free
For all ages. Celebrate the Halloween spirit with the ghosts of Dorey Park. Come out and enjoy some freaky family fun! Activities include hair-raising arts and crafts, frighteningly spooky contests and games, and rocking monster music! Be sure to take a trip down the spooky trail provided by the Varina High School Key Club. Participate and win great prizes in the costume contest at 8 p.m. Information: Rachel Moore, 501-5134.
Fri, Oct 28, 6-9 p.m.
Dorey Recreation Center. Free.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
It's time to think Christmas if The Salvation Army is the place you turn for help.
Registration deadlines will be in October and November this year for all Salvation Army Christmas assistance programs — including the Christmas Mother program sponsored by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Angel Tree program sponsored by WWBT/NBC 12.
All applicants must register in person at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, 3701 R St. in northeast Richmond. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10-14, Oct. 24-28, Nov. 7-11 and Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Spanish interpreters will be available during the last week only. Appointments are not necessary. Late registration will not be allowed.Salvation Army site
Saturday, September 24, 2011
click here for more details!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
11 am to 5 pm
Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia
It's free! It's fun! It's family!
The Peace Festival is for you and your children and friends: our community. Come and enjoy a world with no borders—just curiosity and mutual respect. And ...
Entertainment by The Taters, Seva O Vocals and Instrumentalists (Sings in 4 languages), Poet/Spoken Word Artist Jorrell Watkins, Susan Greenbaum, and more!
Arts & crafts for children
Children's Interfaith Performance
Diverse exhibits by community cultural, religious, educational and advocacy groups
And—yummy food! Chef Khan Indian cuisine, La Milpa Mexican cuisine, Ice Cream Connection cart, and more
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Junior League of Richmond is pleased to announce its
6th Annual Touch a Truck
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 am-VIP Access
Richmond International Raceway (RIR)-Main Gate
600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
The 6th annual Touch a Truck is a unique, interactive, one-day event which allows children to see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks and vehicles as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Richmond community. Vehicles on display routinely include construction trucks, emergency responders, tractor trailers, utility trucks and helicopters. The event also features area mascots, special performances, snack bars, face painting, inflatables, games, crafts and a bazaar of local vendors. Please help spread the word about this wonderful event by posting this flyer in your office breakroom, emailing to friends and family, and placing in other community areas!
Over 2,500 people attended Touch a Truck 2010 and over $20,000 was raised!
Proceeds directly assist the League with its programmatic work in serving children and families in the Richmond community. Thanks to the dedication of our corporate partners, Touch a Truck has quickly become a favorite event for Richmond families and attendance continues to grow each year.
The Junior League of Richmond invites the community-at-large to participate in Touch a Truck through the purchase of individual tickets online or at the gate on event day. VIP tickets and family packages are available online and only through advanced purchase. Click here to review pricing and to purchase your 2011 Touch a Truck tickets.
The Junior League of Richmond underwrites the cost of tickets for children and their families from JLR programs for whom the ticket price is not feasible. Classroom Sponsorships of $100 can be purchased online by clicking the above link or by phone at 804-643-4886, extension 11.
Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call on event day and will not be mailed. Will Call is located at the main gate of Richmond International Raceway. Children under 1 year-of-age admitted free.
Touch a Truck offers sponsors an excellent opportunity to interact with parents, children, League members, and the Richmond community-at-large. There are multiple ways for your organization to participate: full-fledge sponsorship, truck participation, food sales, retail vendor, raffle donation or purchase an ad in the event map. Click here for information on sponsorship opportunities and to sign-up!
For more information or to have a question answered about Touch a Truck, please contact Britt Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.316.1638.
Under the Stars Summer Family Film Series
For all ages. Grab your blanket and your family and come out to enjoy family flicks in the park. Experience the thrill of outdoor movies and fun! Concessions available for purchase.
Information: Jeannie Murray, 501-5121.
Movie: "UP" (PG)
Sat, Sept 10, 8 p.m.
Walkerton Tavern. Free.
2892 Mountain Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Stranges's Pea pod Club
Stop in each month with your PeaPod member to experience the joys of gardening! Events with the Children's Museum of Richmond, visiting the Folk Festival in October and scheduled PeaPod mornings, encourage your little PeaPod to embrace working with the earth and experience the fruits of their labor first hand, values which stick with them long-term! Don't miss the opportunity to get your own starter veggie or seed packet and watch it grow!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Greek Festival http://www.greekfestival.com/
Thursday June 2: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Friday June 3: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday June 4: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday June 5: 12:00pm - 7:00
Features music and dancing and of course FOOD. They even have a drive thru option and a menu posted on the website to review.
Ashland Strawberry Faire http://ashlandstrawberryfaire.com/
The Ashland Strawberry Faire in historic Ashland, Virginia, is a tradional celebration to promote the community and feature the strawberry harvest. The Faire is usually on the first Saturday in June, held on the streets adjacent to the Randolph Macon College campus. The Faire is a free, community and family-oriented event during which non-profit groups and churches raise funds and offer something for everyone. There are vendors selling arts, crafts, plants, and antiques to the many thousands who attend the event. (Free) June 4, 2011
Broad Appetit http://www.broadappetit.com/
You've waited all year for the return of Broad Appetit! We are excited to once again feature the best local restaurants our fine city has to offer - and all at $3 a plate! Bring your appetite and cash and plan on grazing your way down Broad Street. There will be plenty of Virginia wines and beers to wash down the delicious offerings with, as well as great vendors to visit and music to please your ears. Remember your re-usable shopping bag and gather up your favorite in-season produce from local farmers and food providers. Check out the Food & Beverage link to see who's coming! The mission of Broad Appétit is to provide an affordable and enjoyable local food festival in that is locally driven, socially responsible and regionally appealing. Broad Appétit exists to promote the amazing food, art, and music that makes Richmond a great place to live and visit. Broad Appétit is hosted by Downtown Neighborhood Association and benefits the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.
Monday, May 30, 2011
June 3-5, 2011June 3, 4, and 5, 2011 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, except in designated stocked trout waters, on these days. Plan some time to go fishing and boating; take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat! See our Where to Fish section to get started!
Don't forget that June 18, 2011 is the deadline for submitting photos to the Kids 'n Fishing Photo Contest!
Buy Your Fishing License Today!There are few better times to reconnect with family and friends than while waiting for that next strike. Time spent fishing is always a welcome retreat, a bit of an adventure and the perfect setting for getting back in touch with what matters most.
Escape, relax, play, reconnect with nature. And rediscover the fun of fishing and boating. You'll be surprised at how much you've missed it. Buy your fishing license today!
his one’s still available. Mighty Book Jr is offering a free 1 year subscription to MightybookJr.com (normally $99). It includes animated children’s books online with a library of over 850 books in English and Spanish. Here’s how to score this freebie:
- Click here to visit the Mighty Book Jr site.
- For step one enter the coupon code learntoread and choose “Single Household Subscription”
- For step 2 fill in your information
- Don’t enter anything in step 3 and click “Continue.”
Friday, May 27, 2011
on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing
and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:
1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in this
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Imagination’s Destination
Journal. Be sure to let us know to whom you would
recommend each book, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store
between May 24th and September 6th, 2011.
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list
featured on the back of the journal.
The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.
In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Family Date Night
Make plans to attend our Family Date Night the 4th Saturday of each month, sponsored by First Things First! Enjoy sit-down dining, free breakfast FREE Ice Dream Sundaes and FREE Breakfast Coupons! Bring your kids or your special someone to enjoy a night of fun at Chick-fil-A, Virginia Center Marketplace. Go to the events section at www.chick-fil-a.com/virginiacenter to make reservations!
Kid's Night Ice Cream Sundae
Complete the sign-up information and enjoy our "Make Your Own Sundae". Kids can get a free cup of IceDream and put on toppings of their choice. Adults can purchase an IceDream cup and help themselves to the free toppings.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 13, 2011 for our Pirate & Princess Night at Chick-fil-A Parham Road from 6-8 pm. We will have music by the pirates of The Press Gang and pictures with the Pirate and the Princess Cow. Come dressed as your favorite Pirate or Princess and get a special gift!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Family Scavenger Hunt April 18 and 22
Spring Break Fever
Wading through Wetlands
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
This year’s fun-filled event features:
Petting zoo, featuring an alpaca, sheep, goat, rabbit, pony, pig, chicken and ducks
Candy-filled egg hunts for children, ages 0-12 (times listed below)
Complimentary snacks: popcorn, lemonade and water
Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and sodas will be available for purchase
Moon Bounce and The “Big” Race Bounce/Slide
and much much more...
James Angster, licensed clinical psychologist, on "Bullying: Are We a Violent Species?," the introduction to a seven-week series, "Broken Relationships: The Many Faces of Bullying," 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aubrey Brown Peace Forum, Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave. Details: (804) 512-5300.
Entire schedule listed below:
April 3 Bullying: Are We a Violent Species?
Dr. Jim Angster, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
10 Various Kinds of Bullying
Dr. Catherine Bagwell, Prof. of Psychology, UR
17 An Insider’s View of School Bullying
Lamont Bagby, Chair, Henrico County Public Schools
May 1 Where Bullying Can Lead
Special Agent Terri Royster, FBI
8 Bullying in the Workplace
The Rev. Dodie Rossell, Pastoral Counselor
15 Bullying As a Spiritual Concern
The Rev. Durk Steed, Chaplain, St. Christopher’s MS
22 Where We Get More Information and How We Help?
Dr. Jim Angster & Panel (TBA)
(Classes meet each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Avenue. There will be no class on Easter Day, April 24.)
Third Friday of every month.
Museum front lawn. Free.
Jan, Feb and March 7 pm
April 8 pm
May 8:30 pm
June and July 9 pm
August 8:30 pm
Sept 7:30 pm
Oct, Nov and Dec 7 pm
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the museum's front lawn as they share their powerful telescopes for a look at the night sky.
Monday, March 28, 2011
699 Pepper Avenue
Monday, April 4 from 7-9pm
Free, but reservations required (available online)
How can parents and teachers help boys become self-motivated, lifelong learners? To find out, join former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka for an evening of laughter and learning. Adults only, please. Donations accepted to support Read Aloud Virginia and Guys Read
(Scieszka is author of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and Math Curse, and some of the Time Warp Trio series)
Thanks RVA bargains!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
LAUREL PANTHERS FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION
The Laurel Panthers are holding a registration for football and cheerleading at Laurel Field.
The dates and times are as follows:
April 9th - 10a - 2p (Fish Fry also......)
...April 10th - 2p - 4p
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I have consigned with this sale for 2 years now and I like the ease, the selection, the order, and the flexibility of the owners. Great stuff, less stress, and I make lots of money!
If you go have a list, bring something to lug the stuff in and think about consigning with them this summer!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Henrico-Pre K registration began in January. go tho the website www.henrico.k12.va.us or call 328-8100 for more information. *new this year, HCPS has a Preschool Center*
K-Registration for Entering Kindergarten Students
at all Henrico County Public Elementary Schools
Thursday, April 7, 2011
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.
Richmond www.richmond.k12.va.us Headstart 780-7794 VPI 780-6218
City Wide Preschool Registration will be held on
Thursday, April 7, 2011 (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Thursday, May 5, 2011 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
At all RPS Elementary Schools and Preschool Centers at Maymont, MLK
and Blackwell Elementary
Chesterfield279-7357, 279-7352 or 594-1671
PreK-Registration sites*this is new this year*
March 8, 2011 ▶ 9 a.m.-noon
Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road
March 15, 2011 ▶ 4-7 p.m.
Harrowgate Elementary, 15501 Harrowgate Road
March 22, 2011 ▶ 4-7 p.m.
Reams Road Elementary, 10141 Reams Road
March 31, 2011 ▶ 4-7 p.m.
Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road
K-Kindergarten registration will take place on April 7, 2011.
Saturday, March 5, 10-4 with demonstrations all throughout the day. They give out free kites but you need to get there early to get one. If you plan to buy one, get one before Saturday, the less expensive ones were hard to find in Eastern Henrico the day of that year. best of all: FREE!!!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
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Children's Consignment SaleTHIS WEEK!Thursday Feb. 22 ..... 4:00 to 8:00pFriday Feb. 23 ..... 9:00a to 8:00pSaturday Feb. 24 ..... 8:00a to 2:00p (half-price sale)
Can't wait?Pay for Preview Sale!Thursday 2/22 from noon to 4:00pPay $10 at the door & shop four hours before we open to the public!
Bon Air Community Center8725 Quaker LaneRichmond 23235
The Clothesline is excited to continue our tradition of collecting food for theCentral Virginia Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food donations when you come to shop and place it in the bins by the front door.It's a great way to reach out to the community! Thank you!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Target $1 Family Nights will be held on:2011 Dates
January 21, 5:00-7:30pm
February 18, 5:00-7:30pm
March 18, 5:00-7:30pm
April 15th, 5:00-7:30pm
May 20th, 5:00-7:30pm
June 17, 5:00-7:30pm
30¢ Kids' Days at CMoR CentralJoin us on the 30th of every month through October in 2011 as we celebrate our 30th anniversary with a special gift for you!
On every 30¢ Kids' Day, children's admission to CMoR Central is only 30 cents! Along with discounted admission, we will have special entertainment or activities for the whole family!
- Sunday, January 30th
Special Performance by the Diggity Dudes at noon
- Wednesday, March 30th
- Saturday, April 30th
- Monday, May 30th
- Thursday, June 30th
- Saturday, July 30th
- Tuesday, August 30th
- Friday, September 30th
- Sunday, October 30th