5 Things for Families

It’s gonna be another cold one, but let’s show Old Man Winter that he can take his frigid, blustery days and stick ’em where the sun doesn’t shine. (Which is here. It doesn’t shine here. But, alas, we press on…)

1. Mama to Mama Coffee Chat

You know what new moms need a lot of? Time with other moms–to seek advice, to share stories, to be around people who don’t question why you’re wearing two different shoes and can’t stop talking about poop.

  • Wednesday, February 25th (and every fourth Wednesday) • 10:00-11:30 AM
  • Adbibo Coffee Company, 10825 Midlothian Turnpike #105
  • Free!

2. Twain’s Tales

Head back to the 1800s and hear a few “local characters” tell whoppers penned by the master American storyteller/bullshitter: Mark Twain. And for two extra bucks, you get pizza!

  • Runs through Friday, March 5th • 10:15 AM
  • Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • $8.75 for tickets, $2 for lunch (call 804-748-5203 to reserve seats)

3. National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Thursday is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, and several branches of Richmond’s public libraries will be going all out–I even heard that Rapunzel will make an appearance at the Main branch, and the North Avenue branch will host the one and only Elsa.

  • Thursday, February 26th • event times vary; see website for options
  • Main, Belmont, and North Avenue branches, see website for addresses
  • Free!

4. Clean Closet Consignment Sale

I keep asking my son, “Who went and shortened your pants?” so this event can’t come soon enough–because he is A) desperately in need of properly fitting clothes and B) really sick of me making that joke. Perhaps some of you are in the same boat.

  • Opens Friday, February 28th and runs weekends through March 15th • see website for hours
  • Creeks and Virginia Centre, 9986 Brook Road
  • Free admission

5. 15th Annual Kids’ Carniball–Destination: India

“Explore” India through food, arts and crafts, and performances from Robert Jospé and the World Beat Workshop.

  • Saturday, February 28th • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
  • Free with admission ($8; free for members and kids under 1)

Photo by: Helga’s Lobster Stew

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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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