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!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Family Energy Festival 4/30

Family energy festival. First 1000 get in free! Science Museum of Virginia.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Global Film Festival 4/10

Join UR in celebrating traditional music and dance from around the world. This family friendly festival features free live performances by local andn visiting music ensembles at various outdoor locations across the UR campus, culminating in a performance by the Mandingo Ambassadors, a West African Afropop Group. All events are free and open to public. Free parking at Modlin center.

Mahjong Spring Break Activities

Lots of great Spring Break activities listed here including growing a mini salad on April 18, My first butterfly garden April 22....
Family Scavenger Hunt April 18 and 22
Spring Break Fever
Reptile Roundup
Creature Features
Wading through Wetlands

Earth Day Celebration 4/16

Three Lakes Park
Live entertainment, booths an displays, recycling games, bookmobile, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Free!

Easter Egg Hunts

Christ church Episcopal 5000 Pouncey Tract glen Allen
3 and under 3:30
4 and 5 3:45
6-8 4pm
9 and up 4:15
Petting zoo, crafts, music a d carnival games available. Free but donations accepted.

Kindergarten registration

Search my earlier post for more details....Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, and Richmond.

National Trimathlon Day 5/14

A fun filled competition where kids in grades 3,4,5 & 6 compete in three challenging math events. Giveaways For each participant, free registration, prizes awarded to top 3 scorers at each grde level, more than $10,000 in cash prizes for National winners.

Imagination Richmond 5/14
Live music by Silly Bus, Jonathan the juggler, balloon art, face painting, arts and crafts, merchant specials, free giveaways and more.

Make it a Playdate 4/9

Healthy Kids day and walk
Free to the community
Rock walls, pony rides, open swim, Zumba, healthy snack stations

Saturday, April 9, 11 am - 2pm
Chester Y
Midlothian Y
North Richmond Y
Shady Grove Y

Spring break petting zoo 4/18-23

Spring Break petting Farm
In Short Pump's Main Plaza
April 18-23 11am - 5 pm

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Target $1 night coming soon 4/15 @ CMOR central

Enjoy all things kids for $1 on April 15 when admission is only $1 per child!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kids eat Free in April at IHOP

4-10 everyday!

Race into Spring Festival 4/9/11

Now that the flowers are starting to “spring” up, Richmond International Raceway is celebrating the return of the spring season with its second annual Race Into Spring Festival. Kids of all ages are invited to this free event Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for lots of family-friendly activities!
In its second year, the Race Into Spring Festival displays have more than tripled, offering families more fun activities to enjoy.  
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
Face painting
 Moon Bounce and The “Big” Race Bounce/Slide 

and much much more... 


Bullying Series Sundays at 9:30 am

Ginter Park Presbyterian will be featuring a Bullying series over the next few weeks featuring some outstandig speakers during their Sunday school hour.
Sundays speaker
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.)

Free Admission to State parks 4/16-4/24

Other days
  • June 21
    (First day of summer)
  • September 24
    (Public Lands Day)
  • November 11-13
    (Veterans Day weekend

Include Maggie L. Walker house in Richmond...

Watch the Stars for FREE 4/15

Science Museum of Virginia
Third Friday of every month.
Museum front lawn. Free.
Weather permitting.
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.