Launched last September, the Free Richmond Instrument Lending Library offers kids of Richmond Public Library cardholders the chance to borrow instruments to try out (for free). Stop by the Main Library this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. to see what’s available.
What you need to bring: A Richmond Public Library card, and a parent or guardian if you are under 18, to sign the FRILL release form. Consider how you will transport items home, as some of them are big and heavy!
Our supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
More info at facebook.com/frillrva.
(It’s the first option listed on the ticket page. Select the number of preschoolers you have, then go through the checkout process) The passes must be redeemed on a visit by May 31, 2015. Find answers to your Preschool Pass questions here.
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Take advantage of our amazing exhibits and activities that facilitate learning and joy through play. CMoR’s exhibits help children recognize and build on what is familiar and allow them to make new connections between experiences, people and places that surround them. CMoR’s exhibits are also designed to foster creativity and problem solving!
Generously presented by Call Federal Credit Union”
Note: adults will still be $8 admission ($7 for seniors) on those days
Target Family Nights continue from 5-7:30pm on the third Friday of each month at Children’s Museum Central location.
Richmond For Less has a deal for a family 4-pack of tickets to the Chilidren’s Museum of Richmond for $16 ($32 value)
The catch: passes must be picked up in person at 3245 Basie Rd I Richmond, VA I 23228 between Monday – Friday 8:30 Am – 5:00 PM (this is Clear Channel’s office in the West End)
This offer excludes special programming and events. Limit one per customer and not to be combined with any other offer.
Once Upon A Child’s clearance blowout sale is this Saturday, December 6th:
From 9:00am – 12:00pm
SAVE 50% OFF
From 12:01pm – 3:00pm
SAVE 60% OFF
From 3:01pm – 6:00pm
SAVE 70% OFF
25% savings on all
shoes, accessories, toys, furniture, & equipment.
*Apparel sale is on select Fall, Winter and Basic Apparel only
Valid only at Richmond location stores.
Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other discounts, sale or offer. Not applicable to prior purchases or gift cards. All sales final.
Locations: 9770 Midlothian Turnpike and 9127 W. Broad St
This is the cheapest week to get your photo taken with Legendary Santa at C-MOR – photo packages are 50% off December 1-5. (Visiting Santa is free, as is the Genworth Holiday Village exhibit. Regular Children’s Museum admission applies if you choose to visit the rest of the museum)
NOTE: All classes are now filled – If your child will still be young enough next year, you can sign up on Apple’s website in April or May to be notified when registration opens; it seems to open on a Monday in mid-June
Reserve your child’s spot now in one of Apple’s free three-day workshops for kids ages 8-12 – go here to sign up (fills up quickly!)
Apple Store at Short Pump Town Center
Update 8:50 pm: That WAS fast! The six movie camps were all open when I posted at 5:25, and all filled three hours later. But the iBooks camps are still open – where it says Select A Workshop, click on “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks”
Another item for the Free (and nearly free) summer activities for kids around Richmond list:
“Kids Skate Free is a program designed to help children get out and be active in their local community by offering FREE admission to their local skating centers!”
There are two participating roller rinks in the Richmond area (see below); selected skating sessions are eligible for the program and skate rental is extra. Pick a skating center, click on the green “Register for This Skating Center” banner, fill out the form, and verify your email. Passes are emailed every Sunday night at 9PM EST for the following week. (It took about 2.5 hours for my verification email to show up)
Skateland of Richmond
5512 Hull Street Road
804 233 7215
Passes valid for children 12 years old and younger. Skate rental is $3 extra. Can not be combined with any other offer. Can not be used towards group rates or birthday parties. Does not include skate rental.
Rollerdome Family Fun Center
4902 Williamsburg Rd
Passes valid for children 10 years old and younger. Skate rental is $3 or $5 extra. Parent must accompany child. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Cannot be used towards group rates or birthday parties. Skate rental extra. Cannot be used with daycare booking.
With school finished for some and nearly done for the rest, it’s time for the 2014 master list of free and cheap things to do with kids around RVA this summer!
– Free Movies in the Park at Richmond parks on Friday nights
– 3 games of Free Bowling every weekday at AMF Lanes, with program registration
– Kids who join the Squirrel Tails Club get Free admission to Sunday Flying Squirrels games
– Summer Reading programs at local libraries encourage reading with events, rewards, giveaways & more! : Richmond City, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Pamunkey Regional (Hanover, Ashland, Goochland)
What else? What are your plans for free family fun this summer?
(Photo: Tickles & Giggles)
Welcome to the Spring 2014 edition of the Richmond children’s consignment sales list! In February and March, there are many chances to stock up on bargains on second-hand kids clothes and toys.
As always, visit the websites if you’re interested in selling some of your kid stuff, or if you want to volunteer and benefit from the preview shopping hours. Pregnant ladies, new moms, and grandparents can sometimes shop preview sales as well; look for information on sale websites about registering in advance.
And now the list, in order by date:
Brandermill Church Consignment Sale – February 22 (Midlothian)
Public Sale: 8am-11am
Friday, Feb 28, 2014 Facebook & Tweeters 8-9AM
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 9AM – 7PM
Saturday, March 1, 2014 9AM- 5PM
Half Price Sale
Sunday, March 2, 2014 9AM-12 noon
Fancy Pants Richmond – March 4-5 (West End)
Tuesday March 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday March 5, 9am-2pm
Clean Closet – March 8-29 (West End)
Saturday March 8th – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday March 9th – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday March 14th – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00pm
Saturday March 15th – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday March 16th – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday March 21st – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00pm
Saturday March 22nd – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday March 23rd – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday March 28th – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
50% Off Sale:
Saturday March 29th – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (marked items only)
Mothers of Young Children Clothing and Toy Sale – March 8 (West End)
Public Sale: 8am to Noon
St. Andrew’s UMC Consignment Sale – March 8 (West End)
March 8 8am-2:30pm
March 8 1-2:30pm
Thursday March 13 …. 12a to 8p
25% Off Sale:
Friday March 14 …. 9a to 8p
Saturday March 15 …. 8a to 2p
Ring Around the Rosy Sale – March 14-30 (Midlothian)
Friday, March 14th 8am-6pm
Saturday, March 15th 8am-6pm
Sunday, March 16th 12pm-5pm
Friday, March 21st 8am-6pm
Saturday, March 22nd 8am-6pm
Sunday, March 23rd 12pm-5pm
Friday, March 28th 50% Sale 8a-6p
Saturday, March 29th 50% Sale 8a-6p
Sunday, March 30th 50% Sale 12p-5p
Christ Church Consignment Sale – March 15 (Short Pump)
Sat, March 15 2013 – 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat, March 15 2013 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tickles & Giggles Children’s Consignment Sale – March 21-23 (Ashland)
March 21 2pm-8pm
March 22 8am-6pm
50% Off Sale
March 23 8am-2pm
Richmond Area Mothers of Multiples Yard Sale – March 22 (Mechanicsville)
Public Sale: 8-11am
Woodlake MOPS – March 22 (Chesterfield)
Public Sale: 9am-12pm
1/2 Price Sale: 1-2pm
Southside Mothers of Multiples Yard Sale – March 29 (Midlothian)
Public sale: 8am-11am
Oakland Baptist Church Consignment Sale – March 27-April 5 (Gum Spring in Goochland Co)
March 27, 6:30-9:00 pm
March 28, 6:30-9:00 pm
1/2 Price Sale:
March 29, 9:00 am – noon
April 5, 9:00 – noon
Monday’s Child Consignment Sale – April 4-12 (Chesterfield)
Friday, April 4th- 10am-7pm
Saturday, April 5th – 10am-7pm
Sunday, April 6th-12pm-5pm
25% Off – Friday, April 11th – 10am-7pm
50% Off – Saturday, April 12th 10am-7pm
Sales that have not yet announced dates:
Kid’s Closet Connection Consignment Sale – (Chesterfield)
If you know about a sale I’m missing, please email me or add it to the comments!