A number of Richmond malls offer FREE monthly programs for children (and two of them are meeting this week) –
Short Pump Pals at Short Pump Town Center
Meets: Second Tuesdays of the month, 11am in the Food Court
Ages: 6 and under
Features: Merchant discounts and birthday treat
Short Pump Pals are eligible for special discounts to participating stores such as The Children’s Place, Chick-fil-A, Auntie Anne’s and many others. Our Pals are the first to know about family events and activities happening at “the Pump!” And each pal enjoys extra-special birthday treats and the Pen Pal newsletter, with news just for Short Pump Pals. Pals treats are now available at Guest Services, so please stop by during your child’s birth month to get their very own birthday surprise! One treat per child per year.
To join Short Pump Pals, you can register online. Then come to Guest Services, on the Lower Level just off the Main Plaza, to pick up your child’s membership card.
Tuesday, August 10 at 11 AM, Food Court – Pretzel Rolling Class
Ever wonder how those pretzels twist? Well now you can find out! Come join us for this annual interactive pretzel rolling class with hosts from Auntie Anne’s.
Mommy & Me and Daddies Too at the Shops at Willow Lawn
Meets: Second Wednesday of each month, April through October; 10am-11:30am
Features: Coupons for merchants and prize drawing at 11:15am
Join The Shops at Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of each month, April through October from 10 a.m. – 11:30am, as we host a FREE morning out with crafts, games, storytelling, dancing, and educational programs designed to enhance parent’s interaction with their children.
August 11 Discovering Dinosaurs
ROOOAAARRR! We’re taking a giant leap back millions of years and discovering dinosaurs this month at Mommy & Me and Daddies Too. Stop by the Mommy & Me table to register to win fun prizes from your favorite Willow Lawn merchants and pick up a free gift for the kids! Also, stop by to gather coupons offered exclusively to Mommy & Me members only. Features activities by Radio Disney, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Richmond Parents Monthly, and more!
September 8 Safari Adventures
October 13 Halloween FunFest
Club Mom at Chesterfield Towne Center
Ages: 12 and under
Meets: First Tuesday of the month, 9-11am in the Food Court
Features: Free breakfast for kids
Club Mom occurs the first Tuesday of every month in our Food Court from 9-11 a.m. and features great entertainment, fun giveaways for the adults, and free breakfast for children 12 years or younger. (Breakfast tickets are given out until 10:30 a.m. and are valid until 10:45 a.m. on Club Mom event days.)
Below is the entertainment schedule for 2010:
September 7 Take it Outside: A Kid’s Fit Fest (Club Mom held outdoors)
October 5 Jonathan Austin
November 2 Latin Ballet of Virginia
December 7 Breakfast & Story Time with Santa
Virginia Center Commons has Simon Kidgits Club, but club membership costs $5 per year, and there are very few details available online
September 18 – Groovy 60’s
October 30 – Kidgits Spooktacular
November 13 – Santa’s Arrival
December 11 – Breakfast with Santa