5 Things for Families

Long weekend coming up. Let’s make the most of it.

1. Bullying in the Elementary Years

Unfortunately, bullying is part of pretty much everyone’s experience in school–either as the bullied, the bully, or a witness of the bully bullying the bullied. Learn about the signs and myths of bullying and get information on how to take a proactive approach in discussing this issue with your kids.

  • Wednesday, January 14th • 6:30- 8:00 PM
  • CMoR Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
  • $30

2. Winnie-the-Pooh Day

Celebrate the birthday of A.A. Mine–the man who brought us that chubby little cub all stuffed with fluff–with a special story time, snacks, and activities. For kids ages 3 to 11 (with an adult). Please call 804-646-6675 to register.

  • Friday, January 16th • 4:00 PM
  • North Avenue Library, 2901 North Avenue
  • Free!

3. Princess and the Pea

Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale with a few modern twists, all presented via a short opera.

  • Saturday, January 17th • 10:00 AM
  • Gottwald Playhouse at CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street
  • $10 for adults; $6 for kids

4. Cine Classics: Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom

Fortune and glory, kid(s). Fortune and glory.

  • Saturday, January 17th & Sunday, January 18th • 11:00 AM (doors open at 10:30 AM)
  • Movieland, 1301 N. Boulevard
  • $5.50

5. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

Help the kids remember why they don’t have school on Monday by taking part in the MLK National Day of Service. If you don’t have a service project in mind, check out HandsOn Greater Richmond’s database; you can even filter your search to opportunities for those appropriate for your young volunteers.

  • Monday, January 19th • all day long
  • All over town
  • All it will cost is a little bit of your time

Photo by: eamathe

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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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