5 Things for Families: Schools, frogs, a festive rodent, Cuba, and greasers

What more could you want out of a weekend, fellow Richmonders?

Photo by Tom Woodward.

1. Richmond Public Schools: State of the Schools Address

This…will probably not be fun, per se. But it we should take every opportunity we can to teach our children about the importance of civic engagement–might as well start with an issue for which they have some context.

  • Thursday, March 10th • 6:00 PM
  • Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, 1000 N. Lombardy Street
  • Free

2. Croaker: The Frog Prince Musical

This week is the professional premiere of Croaker, a fun and funky retelling of the classic fairy tale “The Frog Prince.” When spoiled Princess Acrimonia (ha!) tosses her golden ball into a well, she meets Croaker, who has a thing or two to teach her about manners, self-control, and what it means to be yourself. Please note: this show includes smoke and strobe effects; a sensory friendly performance is available if that will be challenging for your little ones.

  • Thursday, March 11th (runs through Friday, April 15th) • morning, matinee, and evening performance available
  • Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive
  • $20

3. Easter Bunny’s Arrival at Regency Square

Seating is limited for this chance to enjoy tea and pastries while waiting for Ol’ Long Ears to arrive. Visitors will also get their paws on some eggs-traordinary goodies. (Kids 10 and under only, please.)

  • Saturday, March 12th & 9:00 AM (EB arrives at 10:00 AM)
  • Regency Square, 1420 N. Parham Road
  • Free (RSVP to 804.740.1518)

4. 16th Annual Kids’ Carniball: Destination Havana

The Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Central location will transform into the streets of Havana for a day of balloon art; visits from Parrots of Paradise; soccer; bilingual storytimes; and more.1

  • Saturday, March 12th • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • CMoR Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
  • Free with admission ($9 for ages 1 to 59; $8 for seniors; free for members and kids under 1)

5. Movies & Mimosas: Grease Sing-A-Long

I’m absolutely giddy picturing how mortified the teenagers in attendance are going to be when their parents break out into the Hand Jive. It’s gonna be so great.

  • Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th • 11:00 AM
  • Movieland, 1301 N. Boulevard
  • $5.50

  1. Is that what Havana is really like? Are balloon animals a thing there? I hope so. 
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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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