5 Things for Families
Before you take part in any of these events, you need to do one thing: call your mama and wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. Once that’s done, have at it.
1. The Happy Holton Players present: Seussical, Jr.
Yes. I think you should take your entire family to see a musical put on by elementary school students. Because OMG TEH CUTES.
- Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th • 7:00 PM
- Linwood Holton Elementary School Gymnasium, 1600 W. Laburnum Avenue
2. PYR at VMFA
Project Yoga Richmond continues with what I think is one of the best things happening in town: free yoga on the Belvidere Deck at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Bring your mat, a water bottle, a towel, sunscreen, and the whole fam.1 But be sure to arrive early–the space fills up fast.
- Saturday, May 10th • 8:45 — 10:00 AM
- Belvidere Deck (just above the Sculpture Garden) at the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
3. Movies and Mimosas: Mommie Dearest
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend than by watching a movie that tells your kids, “See how much worse you could’ve had it?
- Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th • 11:00 AM
- Movieland, 1301 N. Boulevard
4. 35th Annual Strawberry Street Festival
Look at that! It’s a street festival where you buy strawberries on Strawberry Street! You can also enjoy games, rides, and browse goods from local vendors, with proceeds benefiting William Fox Elementary School.
- Saturday, May 10th &bull 12:00 — 4:30 PM
- William Fox Elementary School, corner of Hanover Avenue and Strawberry Street
- Free admission ; prices of goods vary by vendor
5. Byrd House Market
If you missed Byrd House Market’s opening day for the 2014 season, fear not! You’ve got until the end of October to make it part of your weekly, produce- and local-goods-acquiring routine. Come by and see what Richmond’s growers and artisans have to offer!
- Tuesday, May 13th • 3:30 — 7:00 PM
- Byrd House Market, 239 S. Linden Street
- Free admission; prices of goods vary by vendor
- I’ve seen a handful of kids at each class I’ve attended in the past, and they’ve done fine. Just use your best judgment. If you think your little one is likely to get restless, best to save this one for you, your partner, and older kids. ↩
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