5 Things for Families

June isn’t the only thing that’s bustin’ out all over—so is your family’s calendar this weekend!

1. Minecraft: Engineering a Minecraft Village

Kids ages 7 through 12 will team up to craft a village that they must protect from “the evil that lurks in the night.” If you didn’t understand any of what I just said, congratulations. If you did, you’ve probably already clicked on the link to sign up your kid.

  • Friday, June 5th • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Engineering for Kids, 1586 Mountain Glen Road
  • $25 (call 540.538.3306 to register)

2. Little Big Show

Check out a special selection of artwork from 2015’s Really Big Show, an annual event that spotlights ART 180’s spring programs, all of which serve kids ages 8 to 18 living in challenging situations. Featured works explore themes like self-expression, identity, and teamwork.

  • Friday, June 5th • 6:00 – 9:00 PM (exhibit runs through June 21st; see website for regular gallery hours)
  • ART 180, 114 W. Marshall Street
  • Free!

3. Movie Night at Robins Stadium

Spider Kid’s Club members are invited to a screening of Home at Robins Stadium. Not a Kid’s Club member? Well, it costs all of $5. Yes, one payment of $5 for the entire year get you into events like this plus all kinds of other good stuff. Think you can swing it?

  • Friday, June 5th • 7:00 PM (gates open at 6:00 PM)
  • Robins Stadium, University of Richmond
  • $5

4. Family Fishing Fair

This one made it onto my radar because I have a child who is currently stoked about fishing,1 but I’m sure my kid’s not the only one in Richmond with an urge to angle. Bass Pro Shop invites you and yours (well, those ages 5 and older) to come on out to Byrd Park to learn catch-and-release fishing skills from local experts. Bring equipment if you’ve got it! And if you don’t, they’ll have poles for you to borrow (limit two per family).

  • Saturday, June 6th • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Shields Lake at Byrd Park, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
  • Free! (no fishing license required)

5. Stories at the Museum

The Virginia Historical Society’s fortnightly educator-led storytime will focus on World War II History this go-around. Come enjoy a reading of Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson, followed by a make-and-take craft for the kids.

  • Saturday, June 6th • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard
  • Free!

  1. Seriously, he catches one little minnow and he thinks he’s…are there any famous fishermen I could actually reference here? 
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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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