5 Things for Families: Food, more food, art, music, and old timey fun

Now that we’re all significantly less soggy, let’s get out and do some stuff.

Photo by: mikey3982

1. 32nd Annual Lebanese Food Festival

I hear there are children who will eat things other than Goldfish. If you have one of these mythical creatures, perhaps the young sir or madame would care for some stuffed grape leaves or bubbaghanooge? For those of us with regular, carbohydrate-filled kids, at least there will be fantastic music and dancing to keep them entertained.

  • Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th • 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Sunday, May 15th • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saint Anthony Maronite Church, 4611 Sadler Road
  • Free admission (see menu for food prices)

2. Camp In: Food Science

Check out the science behind some of your favorite foods; cook up your own concoctions; learn about different kinds of mold; and catch a screening of Great White Shark in the Dome–because we’re all potentially shark food, I guess? (Recommended for upper elementary school-aged kids.)

  • Friday, May 13th – Saturday, May 14th • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street
  • $45 per child; $20 per adult (one adult required for every four children)

3. ArtBots

This almost makes me want to be a middle schooler again. Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to come find out how to make their own “art bots” out of things like electric toothbrushes and pool noodles.

  • Friday, May 13th • 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East Street
  • Free (registration required!)

4. Richmond Symphony Youth Concert, Camerata Strings & String Sinfonieta

I…don’t know what a lot of those words mean, but I’m pretty sure young, talented musicians are involved, so your kids will probably like it!

  • Friday, May 13th • 7:00 PM
  • Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street
  • Free!

5. May Faire

Celebrate the arrival of spring with pony rides, jump rope making, birdhouse building, and more. And get this: they’re gonna have a ding-dang maypole! That’s some Stars Hollow ish right there!

  • Saturday, May 14th • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Richmond Waldorf School, 1000 Westover Hills Boulevard
  • Free admission; tickets required for activities
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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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