1. Cyber Robotic Coding Competition Information Meeting – Reston – October 5
2. Peaceful Parenting – Henrico – October 6 or November 3
3. International Observe the Moon Night Event – Portsmouth – October 20
4. Garden Glow at Maymont – Richmond – October 27 through November 11
5. Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Evaluation – October 27
Berthold Academy for the Gifted and Talented
Friday, October 5, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Informational meeting is free; registration for the competition is $80/student, grades five through eight.
Berthold Academy invites any interested students in the greater DC area to join its coding team for the Cyber Robotic Coding Competition. No coding experience is required. Students must have access to a PC, Mac, or Chromebook. A majority of the coding will be done remotely or at home, but there will be scheduled check-in dates with the students on Monday, October 15 and Monday, October 22, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The competition qualifiers will begin on November 5 and run through November 14.
For more information, or to sign up for the team, email Ryan Plummer at email@example.com or call the school at 571-313-1709.
Heart and Mind Therapy
Saturday, October 6 or Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $50/individual; $75/couple.
Looking for a more peaceful home? Need more cooperation from your children? Build your influence so when they are older, they will carry your influence with them.
For more information, contact Cora Matthews at 804-307-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Museum of Virginia
Saturday, October 20, 2018. Cost: Museum admission $10/student, ages 2 through 17; $11/adult.
Special events will include the planetarium show, “Earth, Moon, and Sun,” at 11 a.m. and noon; Galileoscope Build workshop from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (registration required); and a viewing of the rising moon from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The cost for the Galileoscope workshop is $15 per family of four and includes a Galileoscope refracting telescope kit. Each participating family will get to keep their own telescope and tripod and is encouraged to participate in the CMV-led moon observation at the Seawall. Workshop is limited to 12 participating families. Everyone is welcome to bring chairs, snacks, and binoculars (or Galileoscope) to the moon viewing.
For more information, contact Joan Harper-Neely at 757-325-6801.
Japanese Garden at Maymont
Nightly, Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: Adults $12/advance, $15/onsite; children ages 4 to 12 $7/advance, $10/onsite. Children ages three and younger are free.
Brighten your nights this fall on a journey through the Japanese Garden. At the peak of fall colors, the garden will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight families, couples, and nature lovers of all ages. A schedule of fun activities and entertainment will be offered on various evenings at The Robins Nature & Visitor Center where guests arrive for transport to the garden.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website. Complete schedule of activities coming soon.
Richmond’s First Baptist Church
Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $95/student.
Richmond’s First Baptist Church will host Upward Basketball for boys and girls grades one through six, and Upward Cheerleading for girls kindergarten through grade six. Registration is now open. Evaluations are Saturday, October 27, 2018 anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (evaluations take about 30 minutes). Games begin in January. Upward is designed to give children and their families a positive sports experience using athletics to develop physical skills, character, self-worth, and spiritual growth. The season incorporates practice, games, devotions, and a celebration event at the end of the season.
For more information, contact Laura Harris at 804-355-8637, ext. 168; or email email@example.com.