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Kidstuff Jan. 16 to 23

FRIDAY | JAN. 17

Stafford Teen Night Open House, Heritage House of Virginia, 1113 Garrisonville Road, Stafford. Join local teens of all abilities for an evening of music, games, crafts and fun. Snacks provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 540/288-1699 or search for Stafford Teen Night on Facebook.

SATURDAY | JAN. 18

Snow Days Festival, Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad St., Richmond. The fifth annual Snow Queen scholarship winner will be crowned, snow-related activities, games and snacks. Bring mittens. Free with museum admission. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. c-mor.org.

Snatchabook Storytime, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1220 Carl D Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg. Story time and fun activities featuring “The Snatchabook.” 11 a.m. 540/785-3504; bn.com.

“Charlotte’s Web,” Riverside Children’s Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg. Based on the popular children’s book by E.B. White. Final performance. 1 p.m. doors open, 2 p.m. show. $18 for lunch and show. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

SUNDAY | JAN. 19

Robert E. Lee’s Birthday Celebration, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Montross. Living history, Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, live musical entertainment, a scavenger hunt for children and tours of the Great House. Free. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. stratfordhall.org.

Hugh Mercer’s 288th Birthday Celebration, Apothecary Shop, 1020 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Cake, punch and musical entertainment. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. 540/373-3362; office@washingtonheritagemuseums.org.

TUESDAY | JAN. 21

Spotsylvania Youth Baseball and Softball Registration opens today at Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation. Fee is $45. Registration deadlines vary according to age. 540/507-7529; spotsylvania.va.us/parksandrec.

THURSDAY | JAN. 23

“Blue’s Clues Live! The Most Spectacular Place,” Riverside Children’s Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg. Blue and Steve lead the audience on a clue-filled quest. Performances begin today through Saturday, March 15. 1 p.m. doors, 2 p.m. performance. $18 for lunch and show. Select Tuesday and Thursday matinées at 11:30 a.m. 540/370-4300; riversidedt. com.

ONGOING

Preschool Storytime at the Wilderness Library, 6421 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove. Stories and a craft. 11 a.m. every Thursday. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Free. 540/854-5310; ocplva.org.

Railroad Museum and Train Rides, 11700 Main St., Fredericksburg. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Bring the family, tour restored railroad cabooses, and see tools and equipment used by railroad workers. Free; donations accepted. 301/653-7983; rcnrhs.com.

Lunch Break Science, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. Pack a lunch and listen to museum scientists and others share information on a wide range of topics. First come, first served; seating is limited. Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Free. 804/864-1400; smv.org.

Stories at the Museum, Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond. Every first and third Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon. For children of all ages. Each month focuses on a different theme. 804/358-4901; vahistorical.org.

UPCOMING

Princess Day of Enchantment, Courtland High School, 6701 Smith Station Road, Spotsylvania. DECA high school students will help each princess design their own crown and write a fairy tale. Bring a camera. Come dressed for the occasion; door prizes will be given. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2-4 p.m. $5 per person; all proceeds donated to Hope House. 540/898-2069; courtlanddeca@yahoo.com.

Gymnastics School’s Out Gymnastics Camp, Stafford Gymnastics Center, 500 Nelms Circle, Stafford. Monday, Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $35 per child, ages 5-12. Preregistration required. 540/658-5115; staffordparks.com; stafford royals.com.

Multicultural Tea Party, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Second Saturdays at the Museum Family Day: Tea ceremonies from around the world and snacks. Make a craft to take home. Saturday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. $10 members, $12 non-members, registration required. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.

With Needle and Thread … A Beginner’s Class in Sewing, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. Recommended for middle-school age children and older. $35, members $25. Basic sewing kit included. Registration required. 540/654-1843; garimelchers.org.

Pre-school Gymnastics Valentine “I Love Gymnastics” Party, Stafford Gymnastics Center, 500 Nelms Circle, Stafford. Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. $15 per child; registration required. 540/658-5115; staffordparks.com or staffordroyals.com.

“A New Way to Play” Workshop, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Students will turn game pieces, comic books and Jenga blocks into one-of-a-kind jewelry. Saturday, Feb. 15. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 8-12. $20. Preregistration required. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Verizon Center, 601 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. Disney’s characters spanning multiple generations perform on the ice. Feb. 12-17, matinee and evening performances. $20-$80. 202/628-3200; verizoncenter.com.

To announce kid-related activities, email weekender@freelancestar.com with “Kid Stuff” in the subject line.

 

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