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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Teen Coffee House. Teens will view and discuss art and listen to music and spoken-word performances. February 16 and March 20. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Center for Education and Outreach. Free. No registration is required. Sponsored by Target.

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Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company will perform for teens and their families in the auditorium of the Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St. from 7-8:45 p.m.

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Learning About Learning, a workshop presented by Children's Hospital, 2924 Brook Rd. Understand the differences in how children learn; building on learning styles and strengths; developing educational plans for children who learn differently. For information or to register, contact Sandy Dryden, 321-7474, ext. 6077.



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The Jewish Community Center Parenting Forum presents Gail Moskowitz, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., Psychotherapist in Charting Your Way to Better Parenting. Moskowitz explores the benefits of using charts as tools to cooperative children without yelling, threatening or bribing. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center. Free to JCC members; $15 single and $20 couple for non-members. Babysitting available. Information: Donna Peters at 285-6500.

Watch as internationally recognized sculptor Patrick Dougherty creates magical sculptures of interwoven maple saplings during a three-week residency beginning March 3 in Dream Weavings: A Celebration of Nature's Architecture at the Children's Museum of Richmond . 474 -CMOR.

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a children's workshop, Architecture is for the Birds. Participants will look at how birds have been portrayed in art through the ages and construct and decorate a birdhouse. 9:30-11 a.m. for ages 5-7 and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 8-12. $9 per child for members; $11 non-members. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. 340-1405 for more information and to register.

Visit the Fifth Annual Dorey Kite Festival for demonstrations, contests, kite making workshops, games and kite flying lessons. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dorey Park. Free. Rain date: March 9. Info: Jeannie Murray, 501-5121.

Blacksmithing: Too Many Irons in the Fire! Watch and listen to the blacksmith as the iron gets red-hot and the smith pounds and bends it into useful objects at the 1860's style forge. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Meadow Farm Museum. Free. 501-5520.

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Boys ages 7-12 and their mothers are invited to the Mother/Son Dance. Let the little man in your life experience his first dance with you! Dinner, dancing, and entertainment — a real night on the town! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Belmont Recreation Center. $15 per couple. Register by Feb 28. Information: Cathy Clifton at 501-5812.

Sweetheart Social. Youth and teens can enjoy an evening of dance, music and light refreshments with the areas hottest disc jockey. 6:30-9 p.m. Ettrick Community Building, Chesterfield. Tickets available February 3. $5. 526-5596.

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Play it safe at Child Safety Awareness Night with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's office. Parents or guardians receive a 3-year identification record and personalized video of your child. 6-7 p.m. Ettrick Community Building. Free. 526-5596.

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Join the Corps of Discovery and experience historical characters, interactive activities and Native American crafts as the explorers' stories come to life in the Adventure of Lewis and Clark program. Recommended for children 6-12 years old. 6:30-11:30 p.m. Children's Museum of Richmond. Pre-registration is required. $18 for members; $22 for non-members; $5 for adults. 474-CMoR.

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Schwarzschild Jewelers will celebrate Children's Treasures with David Yurman and Theatre IV's Fairy Tale Ball with a special MadHatter's Tea at Schwarzschild's Regency Square. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the stars of Theatre IV's upcoming production of the "Song of Mulan," view informal modeling of mother/daughter fashions featuring jewelry from David Yurman's new children's collection and clothing by WhipperSnappers, and enjoy sweets from the MadHatter's table. Door prizes include tickets to Theatre IV's Fairy Tale Ball and a piece from the new David Yurman Children's collection. The Tea will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. Admission is free. Information: Peggy Sincock at 644-1941.

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Barn Days. Meet and feed baby ducks, lambs and all the others. Crafts, hay rides, tram tours, face painting and other entertainment. Maymont Park. March 23 & 30. 12-4p.m.Free.358-7166 ext. 322

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"The Golden Goose" presented by Theatre IV. Saturday 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. $12. 261-6200

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Spring Fling. Ages 6-9 are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with a morning at Maymont. 10 a.m. $10/$8. Register by March 21. call 358-7166 ext. 324

"Wind Powered." A special poster exhibition will guide participants through the history of kite making. Families will make their own kites. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. March 29, 9:30-11 a.m. ages 5-7 and 11:30a.m.-1p.m. ages 8-12. $11. Registration required. 340-1405



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Family Communications, Inc., producers of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, will visit the Children's Museum of Richmond for a weekend-long community festival. The event is highlighted by a public lecture for adults by Fred Rogers. 7:30 p.m. VCU's ALLTEL Pavilion/Stuart C.Seigel. 474-7006.

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Discover Agecroft's garden's. Children ages 7-11 explore the gardens and discover some of the uses for herbs and flowers in 16th and 17th century England. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Agecroft Hall. $6. Advance registration required by April 2. 353-4241.

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Search for garnets, amazonite, topaz, smoke and colorless quartz beryl and other gems. Includes admission and guided tour. Bring container to hold finds. Transportation not included. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Morefield Mine, Amelia County.$8.Greg Velzy, 748-1124.

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Digging for Dinos at Maymont. How big was a T-rex tooth? Did cavemen and dinosaurs exist at the same time? Children ages 5-9 learn the answers as they explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Playing the part of a paleontologist, kids will dig through sand to find fossils and learn what these artifacts can tell us about an earlier time. 2 p.m. Maymont Nature Center. $4 for members; $5 for non-members. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. 358-7166, ext. 333. HS



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