1. Triangle Rock Club Homeschool Visit – Richmond – April 17
2. Battle at Osborne’s Landing Revolutionary War Reenactment – Chester – April 21-22
3. Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” April Events – Appomattox – Various Dates
4.  Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing

 

1. Triangle Rock Club Homeschool Visit – Richmond – April 17

Triangle Rock Club
Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $12/person. Pre-registration is required and will remain open until all spaces are filled; spaces are limited. Registration is also open for additional upcoming homeschool visit events on May 10, May 30, and June 4, 2018. All participants must complete a facility waiver and minors must have a waiver completed by a parent or court-appointed guardian only. Waivers can be submitted online in advance.

Triangle Rock Club offers a chance to climb indoors within a more private setting, while giving families the opportunity to connect with other homeschooled students in the area. Each homeschool visit includes a rental harness and official TRC event belayers to assist and ensure each climber gets the most out of their climb time. Parents and siblings are welcome (and encouraged!) to join in. The minimum age to climb is four years old, and anyone eleven and younger must have direct adult supervision while out on the climbing floor.

To register for the event, visit the website.

For more information, contact Kelsey Hoglund at kelsey@trianglerockclub.com.

 

2. Battle at Osborne’s Landing Revolutionary War Reenactment – Chester – April 21-22

Henricus Historical Park
Chester, Virginia

Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $9/adults; $7/child (ages three to twelve); Henricus Patrons free.

Visit Revolutionary War reenactors in their American and British encampments as they re-create the 1781 Battle at Osborne’s Landing, where Major General William Phillips ordered British forces–which included Benedict Arnold–to attack the supplies of the Virginia State Navy and Virginia Militia. During this attack, most of the Virginia State Navy fleet was destroyed. Visitors will experience militia drills and artillery demos.

Visit the website for more information and a full schedule of re-enactment events.

 

3. Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” April Events – Appomattox – Various Dates

Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park
Appomattox, Virginia

Cost: All events are free and open to the public. Participants should wear appropriate athletic shoes and outerwear, and bring a water bottle.

A dog walk of approximately two miles will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. Meet at the Appomattox Wayside pull-off for a springtime walk through the park. All dogs must be on a leash.

A history walk of approximately two miles will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. Join park staff at the North Carolina Monument pull-off. This walk will cross ground important to the last battle and the events that led to the surrender meeting on April 9, 1865.

For more information and meeting places for events, contact Robin Snyder at 434-352-8987, extension 222.

The Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership is composed of seven area parks including Appomattox Court House NHP, Bear Creek Lake State Park, High Bridge Trail State Park, Holliday Lake State Park, James River State Park, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, and Twin Lakes State Park. Its mission is to showcase healthy recreational opportunities on public lands and encourage stewardship of these special places. For more information on events at the State Parks, visit the website.

 

4. Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Chesterfield County – Ongoing

Chesterfield Library is offering a variety of events, activities, and classes for students ages five and older. Registration is required and will remain open until all available slots are filled, although most classes fill up quickly. Activities include author visits, acoustic concerts, storytimes, bicycle maintenance, preschool science labs, Minecraft art, rocketry, chess clubs, and more.

For more information regarding specific age requirements and class availability and to register for events, see the website.