5 Things for Families

This weekend offers lots of opportunities for you to have fun with your kids AND expose them to stuff you loved when you were a wee whippersnapper yourself. Those things don’t always go together, btdubs, so act while you can.

1. Love A Tree Day

Children ages two through six are invited to come by the library for a reading of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Parents of said children ages two through six are invited to sob quietly in the back of the room because THAT DAMN KID TOOK ALL OF HER APPLES AND BRANCHES AND SHE STILL JUST WANTED HIM TO BE HAPPY.

  • Thursday, May 14th • 11:15 AM and 3:30 PM
  • Belmont Library, 3100 Ellwood Avenue
  • Free!

2. Dominion Riverrock

Biking! Kayaking! Hiking! Standup paddle boarding! Dogs flying! Blues Traveler watching!1 Get in on what is (apparently) the nation’s largest outdoor sports and music festival!

  • Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th • see website for daily schedules
  • Brown’s Island, 7th and Tredegar Streets
  • Free!

3. Science After Dark

It’s a “Nano-science extravaganza!” Play with magic sand and magnet Ferrofluid, learn about dwarf planets, and end the evening with a screening of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in The Dome.

  • Friday, May 15th &bull 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street
  • $5 (free for members and college students with valid school IDs)

4. Movies & Mimosas: Mary Poppins

My chest already hurts a little bit just thinking about watching this on the big screen.

  • Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th • 11:00 AM (doors open at 10:30 AM)
  • Movieland, 1301 N. Boulevard
  • $5.50

5. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

I just played this clip for my son, and he had no clue what it was. Clearly we have some work to do. Join us, won’t you?

  • Saturday, May 16th • 6:00 PM
  • Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street
  • $12 for kids; $25 for adults

Photo by: khrawlings

  1. Am I dating myself by being excited about this musical “get”? I don’t care. The hook will bring me back. 
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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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