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The Commonwealth and the Great War

October 1 - November 18
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. This tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured.

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Pandemic: Richmond

October 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city. From influenza to cholera to polio to AIDS/HIV, this exhibition investigates how Richmonders have fought silent, invisible enemies and tells their stories of both loss and survival.

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Butterflies LIVE!

October 1 - October 14
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.

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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

October 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, this exhibit will examine the role of fashion in the professional, creative, and social advancement of women in Richmond, Virginia.

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Truthful Witnessing

October 1 - October 14
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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This third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, features a range of artists, including author James Baldwin. This series is sponsored by Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of University of Richmond, and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher.  

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There’s Just Us

October 1 - October 28
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook Charlottesville. This exhibit is a photo series by Alec R. Hosterman who was there to document the protests over that weekend.  

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State Fair of Virginia

October 1 - October 7
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
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Virginia’s finest animals and agriculture exhibits, shows, fair food, midway rides, music, arts and crafts, competitions, and more.  

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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

October 1 - November 30
Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City , VA 23030 United States
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Explore colorful autumn gardens, the river shore, and exhibits. Pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze.  

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Break Glass: Art by VL Cox

October 1, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America today. Cox creates her work from found objects, appropriating them to make pointed criticisms about some of today’s most troubling topics often delivering a message that is in direct opposition to […]

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Sophie Treppendahl

October 1 - October 14
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt opens in the Pink Gallery. .

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

October 1 - October 14
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he's suspected of killing the neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House

October 1 - October 14
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Features the renowned Holly Lawn estate in Richmond’s Hermitage Road Historic District. This gorgeous Queen Anne style home completed in 1901 was once home to the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs and is on the National Historic Register of Places. Virginia’s leading interior designers will transform the home's living spaces reflecting the designer's vision.  Please […]

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About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch

October 1 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Information about Mrs. Beulah Branch, her life, and the work done this summer restoring her bedroom will be in the Long Gallery. Come peak into the life of the lady of the house.

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(Im)permanence

October 1 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of the architecture that surrounds us. The pieces featured by Cynthia Myron in this exhibition are a culmination of works revealing passing of individual memory, emotional weight, and lasting recollection that exists within […]

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HUMBUG: The Great P.T. Barnum Séance

October 4 - October 7
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Lead by David London, hear the incredible true stories of Barnum's life. Encounter genuine artifacts from Barnum's career. Limited seating, recommended for 16 and older.

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Richmond Fall Carnival

October 4 - October 7
Richmond Carnival Grounds, 6807 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225 United States
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This family-friendly event features midway rides for all ages, carnival games, and a variety of fair food. Visit the website for ride wristband and ride ticket prices and coupon savings. For more information, call 866-666-3247. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

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Movie: The Darkest Hour

October 5 - October 6
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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Enjoy movies on the big screen. Fri, Oct 5 at 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 6 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  

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30th Anniversary 2nd Street Festival

October 6 - October 7
Free

Celebrate the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. Features four stages of live musical entertainment, along with a Kidz Zone, popular food vendors, a marketplace and Artists Row to shop, and the Richmond Metropolitan Antique Car Club

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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Kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities for kids presented by the PEANUTS characters like pumpkin decorating and more.

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Halloween Haunt

October 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some extreme screams. Haunted mazes, terrifying scare zones, and thrilling shows. WARNING! This event is too intense for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

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8:00 am

West End Farmers Market

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

West End Farmer’s Market, 12496 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA
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Support your local farmers and vendors. This farmers market offers fresh, local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, meats, seafood, and much more from over 20 vendors. Rain or shine.  

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8:30 am

PRAI for 5K/Fun Run

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Westchester Commons Shopping Center, 15786 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113
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Featuring a timed run with prizes for the winner and medals for all participating kids. Also, children’s fun area, vendors, prizes, and more. Benefits PANDAS/PANS research.  

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RVA Heart Walk

October 6 @ 8:30 am
Innsbrook, 4951 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, Va 23060
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Enjoy a heart-healthy 1- or 3-mile walk in support of the American Heart Association’s lifesaving research and programs aimed at reducing heart disease and stroke in our community.  

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9:00 am

12th Annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Festival

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
ACCA Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, 23227 United States
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A 5K run/advocacy walk thru Bryan Park and family festival showcasing and celebrating the many abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome. There will be family activities, live music by Premiere, fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome, pumpkin patch, and more. Breakfast and lunch items available for purchase. Benefits the Down Syndrome Association […]

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10:00 am

Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tom’s Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague, Virginia 23336
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Enjoy oysters—raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, and more. Beer available for purchase. Island Boy, a festival favorite for over 25 years, will provide live entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. This is an advance ticketed event that is typically sold out before festival day. No pets allowed.  

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ACT/SAT Practice Test

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Free

High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will take a free, proctored ACT or SAT test. The test is graded and assessed by Flamingo Tutoring, LLC. Email testprep@flamingotutoring.com to reserve a spot. Location TBA.

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Eppington 250th Anniversary Event

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eppington Plantation, 14201 EPPES FALLS ROAD
Chesterfield, VA 23838
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Spend the day experiencing Colonial history. Activities to include house tours, period children’s games and activities, period music, vendors and crafters, carriage rides and living history. Enjoy performances by the Marquis de Lafayette, meet Thomas Jefferson, enjoy a colonial militia encampment, musket and artillery demonstrations and much more. Sample craft beers and cider in the […]

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Live Mural Painting in the Gallery

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Museum guests can watch some of the region’s most talented artists as they paint murals inspired by objects from our collections. Live painting begins on September 10 and occurs every weekend from September 15 through October 7, with some artists also painting throughout the week. Live painting in October coincides with artoberVA, an annual celebration […]

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An Occasion for the Arts

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Free

Ken Conger will be selling and signing copies of his book "Wildlife's Greatest Connection: A Mother and Her Young" at booth #56. Award-winning wildlife photographer Ken Conger has visited dozens of national parks and wildlife refuges, documenting the candid behaviors of wildlife in their natural habitats. This collection showcases the special bond that develops between […]

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10:30 am

Storybook Dance with Stavna Ballet

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Watch your favorite stories come to life as your child explores movement and upbeat dance exercises. Registration begins September 22nd.  

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Citizen Science: Birding

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States
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Ages 4 and up learn about birds and the fun hobby of birding. Begin inside with a brief introduction to bird watching and some fun bird-related citizen science projects your family can take part in. Then head outside for a short walk through the grounds around the library to look for and count birds. Children […]

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11:00 am

Let’s Recycle

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
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Central Virginia Waste Management (CVWMA) will present an interactive and informative story time about recycling. Children will learn about the waste recycling process and why it’s important to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Registration begins September 22nd.  

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Magnet Science for Kids

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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Ever wonder what how magnets work? Do you like slime? Let’s learn about the science of magnets and create some fun art at this STEAM-centered program. Snacks and beverages provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.

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Pleasant View School Open House

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pleasant View School House, 18430 River Road
Chesterfield, VA 23838
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Pleasant View School was built in 1930 and designated a Chesterfield County Historic Landmark in April 2017, in recognition of its significance as an authentic representation of early twentieth century education in the county. This one-room schoolhouse is Chesterfield’s best remaining example of African-American education in the segregated era.

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Stories at the Museum

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Stories at the Museum

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Stories at the Museum

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Stories at the Museum

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Stories at the Museum

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Historic Courthouse Square, 3887 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
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They will have craft beer selections from several local breweries, arts and craft vendors, a variety of live entertainment and delicious, regional favorite foods, and of course, Virginia wines. All tickets include entry to the festival grounds at Historic Courthouse Square and adults tickets include tastings with our participating wineries. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-powhatan-festival-of-the-grape-tickets-44606781083

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11:30 am

Farm Animal Walk

October 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, Children’s Farm, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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Some of Maymont’s four-legged friends are ready to accompany you on your walk at the Farm. Join an animal keeper on a morning stroll with a sheep, goat or donkey outside of the pastures. It’s great exercise for the animals and a unique close encounter for you. Space is limited. Register online at maymont.org by […]

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12:00 pm

67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Home Building Association of Richmond, 400 N Ridge Road
Richmond, VA 23229
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There will be 73 new homes built by 30 builder members in this year’s show. This is the best opportunity to see every type of new home imaginable in the area, showcasing the latest in designs, construction techniques, and materials.

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Meadow Farm’s Saturday Live – Shadows from the Past

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meadow Farm*, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Mourning takes on many different forms. Journey back in time to the 19th century as you tour the farmhouse and grounds. Hear about the social customs and traditions surrounding death.

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1:00 pm

Mom and Me Crafternoon

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
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Make colorful hama bead necklaces with mom/ Call or visit the library to sign up. For ages 6 to 10, with an adult. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library

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2:00 pm

Teen Trivia

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 2:00pm

Free

Take the ultimate trivia challenge. Teams of teens compete against each other in lively rounds of trivia questions. Bring your friends for games, prizes, and light refreshments.  

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7:00 pm

Richmond Kickers

October 6 @ 7:00 pm
City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
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Cheer on the hometown pro soccer team as they take on the Nashville SC.

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