5 Things for Families

Let’s just choose to believe that we won’t all be snowed in our homes and nail down some plans for you and the fam this weekend.

1. Move with Me

Miss Sarah Ruppel of the Richmond Ballet leads this free dance class where little ones can stomp their feet, clap their hands, and wear themselves out in general.

  • Every Wednesday • 10:00 AM
  • Cartwheels & Coffee, 2820 W. Cary Street
  • Free with admission ($5 for kids one and older; kids under one are free)1

2. Cloth Diaper 101

Our son was born just before cloth diapering became A Thing again, but I hear it’s gotten less gross, much easier, and wayyyyy cuter. So if you’ve got a bun in the oven and want to learn more about this Earth-friendly option, the folks at Franklin Goose in Carytown would love to help you out. Significant others and caregivers are welcome to come along as well.

  • Wednesday, February 12th (and every second Wednesday of the month) • 6:30 — 8:00 PM
  • Franklin Goose, 3401 W. Cary Street
  • Free

3. Movies & Mimosas: The Princess Bride

Fun fact: I walked down the aisle to the theme song from The Princess Bride. My husband picked it, in fact. I know, right? So romantic! Anyway, see it on the cheap as a low-key Valentine’s celebration or use it as a chance to introduce the kids to what I think we can all agree is one of the best movies ever.

  • Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th • 11:00 AM
  • Movieland, 1301 N. Boulevard
  • $5.50

4. Richmond Boys Choir

The Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Central and Chesterfield locations will continue their Black History Month celebrations with a performance from Richmond Boys Choir. In case you aren’t familiar with the RBC, here’s a video from a performance they gave a couple years ago. Warning: they are kind of too adorable for words.

  • Saturday, February 15th • 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Morning performance at CMoR Central, 2626 W. Broad Street • Afternoon performance at CMoR Chesterfield, 6629 Lake Harbour Drive
  • Free with museum admission ($8 for ages 1 and up; free for members and kids 1 and under)

5. A Dream Valentine’s Party

The Whistlestop Theatre Company in Ashland is all set to host your own princes and princesses for an afternoon of snacks, games, dancing, stories, and an appearance from someone they’re claiming is the “real” Cinderella. I’m dubious about that last bit, but it sounds like a fun time.

  • Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th • 1:00 PM on Saturday and 4:00 PM on Sunday
  • Ashland Firehouse Theatre, 201 Duncan Street
  • $20 for an adult and child; $7.50 for additional children (make reservations by emailing whistlestoptheatre@gmail.com)

Photo by: simplyla

  1. Each additional child is $4. Cartwheels & Coffee also offers memberships which come in handy during the insanely cold and/or criminally hot months here in Richmond. 
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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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