Free back-to-school physicals on Friday

Get the kids caught up on vaccinations and health screenings before they head back to school.


5 Things for Families: Teeth, stars, art, ponies, bluegrass

It’s awesome how Richmond has decided to not be all Hellmouth-y this summer. Get out and enjoy it, less-sweaty-than-usual friends!


A struggling reader’s best friend: Paws to R.E.A.D.® helps literacy for kids

Local dogs volunteer to help young Richmonders become better (and more confident) readers. Yes, dogs.


Perseids meteor shower back by popular demand

The Perseid meteor shower peaks this week. Find out more about this astronomical event and how your and your family can enjoy it.


5 Things for Families: Crabby, bikey, watery, tasty, anything but cutesy

This weekend involves things all Richmonders are required to love: bikes, stuff from Hanover, the river, rocking/rolling, and organic food. Wow, we sound kind of insufferable. Except for the Hanover part. That place is pretty adorable.


Grace Arts: Bringing the joy of dance to every child in Richmond

One Richmond woman is on a mission to bring affordable, low-pressure, high-quality dance instruction for kids right into the city—and to kids who really, really need it.


5 Things for Families: Festivals, bowling, bus practice, and Buttercup

When writing about one of this week’s events, Valerie Catrow actually got choked up because of how cute it’s going to be. Can you guess which one?


Back-to-school shop tax-free this weekend

Attention, parents! No sales tax on school supplies, clothing, and footwear August 7th through 9th!


ADHERE: Helping art and science stick together

In his exhibition currently on display at the Science Museum of Virginia, VCU grad Nickolai Walko shows the intricate workings of the human body using…tape.


5 Things for Families: Cops on horseback, Diggity Dudes, kid art, capes, and a bunch of boobs

Saturday is the first day of August. Slow your roll, Father Time! We’ve still got some summertime living to do!