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The Commonwealth and the Great War

September 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

September 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!

September 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

September 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

September 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

September 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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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

September 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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Sophie Treppendahl

September 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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Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House

September 17 - 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

September 20 - 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

September 20 - 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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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 21 - 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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Break Glass: Art by VL Cox

September 28, 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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Fall Book Sale

October 11 - October 14
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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They will have thousands of gently-used hardcover, softcover, fiction, and nonfiction titles just waiting for you to peruse. All books are in good condition and many have a historical connection. Benefits the museum's educational initiatives. Visit the museum shop 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

October 11 - November 3
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In this two-man musical satire, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts with the hope that one […]

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2018 Menards Chevy Show

October 12 - October 14
Virginia Motorsportspark, 8018 Boydton Plank Park
North Dinwiddie, PA 23803
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Flame throwing Jet Cars will blast down the quarter mile at nearly 300mph. The huge all Chevy Car Show features nostalgia and new generation classes. Chevy lovers can buy, sell, and trade at the Chevy Swap Meet or find great deals on new Chevy Parts in the Manufacturer’s Midway.  

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Richmond Folk Festival

October 12 - October 14
Brown’s Island, 7th and Tredegar Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
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Free

Celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling, and food.  Food, drink, and merchandise are available for sale. Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

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Between Riverside and Crazy

October 13 - November 4
Theatre Gym at The Virginia Rep Center, 114 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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Presented by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre. When ex-cop “Pops” Washington welcomes his ex-con son back into his rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive, he also welcomes some new, unlikely but frequent guests. The play uses dark humor to examine the contradictions of justice and the human condition to persevere.

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Clean Closet Fall 2018 Sale

October 13 - October 14
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

The Creeks at Virginia Center Shopping Center, 9978 Brook Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Shop for clothing for the whole family. Plus, shoes, toys, books, home goods, and more. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Oct 27 until 5:00 p.m.) Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 13
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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 13
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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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Ongoing

Here2Hear’s Annual Benefit Gala And Art Show

September 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - February 11, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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A night of fun for better hearing healthcare. Artist extravaganza, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and more. Part of this year's proceeds will fund Effective Communication Kits for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The annual gala proceeds will continue to support their mission: to prevent poor hearing health.

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6:30 am

Tour de Cure: Ride, Run, Walk

October 13 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
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The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens. All riders, runners, and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all […]

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8:00 am

West End Farmers Market

October 13 @ 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

Race for CHAnge

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113
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The race begins and ends at nearby Midlothian Middle School (parking available on site) and the course will round Loch Lothian and continue through the historic mine ruins via its paved paths, trails, unique bridges and tunnel. Benefits pediatric cancer research in memory of Cooper Henry Abbott who lost his battle to the disease last […]

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9:00 am

5th Annual Beyond the Call of Duty Car, Truck, & Bike Show

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mobility Supercenter, 7450 Midlothian Tpke
North Chesterfield, Va 23225
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They anticipate over 200 bikes, vehicles, and other rides. Benefits the Accessible Independence Program which adapts homes and vehicles for our veterans.

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Virginia Basic Hunter Education Course

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elko Community Center, 6216 White Oak Road
Sandston, VA 23150
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This course, offered by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, is recommended for people ages 12 and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible hunting. Registration is required, contact the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at 800-830-2268 or visit www.dgif.virginia.gov. 

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9:30 am

James River Writers Conference

October 13 @ 9:30 am - October 14 @ 4:30 pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Award-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about the craft and business of writing and publishing. Features, David Coogan an associate professor of English at VCU and the co-author of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, the creative culmination of a writing class in which ten […]

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10:00 am

InsideOut with Melody Barnes

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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A conversation with Melody to learn more about her interests, desires, and personal goals. This special time offers an inside look at what makes her tick, how she became the woman she is today, childhood memories, mentors, and more.  

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10:30 am

Citizen Science: Birding

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229
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Ages 4 and up learn about birds and the fun hobby of birding. This will 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 in the Children's Garden behind the library to look for and […]

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11:00 am

Trickster Tales

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
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Can a spider defeat a hippo at tug-of-war? Overpower a python? Outsmart a leopard? Join Anansi the Spider, world-famous trickster, in this show that brings traditional stories from West Africa to life with expressive rod puppets, original music, and lots of laughs. For grades K through 5.  Registration begins September 29th.  

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Rips and Snags: Mending Basics

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 11:00am

Free

Save money and add flair to your clothing by learning how to make simple alterations and repairs. For adults and kids ages 8 and up. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  

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Our Safety Heroes

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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A fun look at fire safety, including stories, crafts, activities, and a visit from the local fire department. Ages 3 to 10. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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Second Saturday LEGO Club

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192
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You bring your ideas, buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit. Enter to win a LEGO book, too. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

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Sleeping Beauty

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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This musical adaptation from the original story by Charles Perrault follows the plot of the traditional fairy tale, but adds delightful surprises and comic twists. Presented by Virginia Rep on Tour.

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Rips and Snags: Mending Basics

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Save money and add flair to your clothing by learning how to make simple alterations and repairs. For adults and kids ages 8 and up. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  

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12:00 pm

67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 13 @ 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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12:30 pm

Heavy Metal Stamping Designs

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
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Stamp jewelry and other metal designs with your friends or family. Call or visit the library to sign up. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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1:00 pm

Sleeping Beauty

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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This musical adaptation from the original story by Charles Perrault follows the plot of the traditional fairy tale, but adds delightful surprises and comic twists. Presented by Virginia Rep on Tour.

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3:00 pm

12th Annual Showcase of Bands

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Midlothian High School, 401 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23114
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Up to eighteen bands from throughout Virginia will perform in this year’s showcase. Bands confirmed to participate are: Bethel High School, Clover Hill High School, Cosby High School, Cumberland Middle School, Fort Defiance High School, Hermitage High School, Matoaca High School, Midlothian High School, Monacan High School, Park View High School, Powhatan High School, Prince […]

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3:30 pm

ACT and SAT Q and A

October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Parents and students can get their questions answered about the ACT and SAT in this informal question and answer session, run by a test prep tutor from Flamingo Tutoring, LLC. Questions sent in ahead of time will start the session. Please email your questions and RSVP to testprep@flamingotutoring.com.

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6:00 pm

Teen Read Week Masquerade Ball: Percy Jackson

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
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Dress your best or wear your favorite Percy Jackson costume. Enjoy the Teen Read Week Masquerade ball. The program for middle and high school students will have music, dancing, food, and games. RSVP beginning September 13th.  

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Little Country

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
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Put on your cowboy boots and listen to some modern country from Little Country. Beer and Wine are available for purchase benefiting Wine for Cures. No outside food or drink permitted. They will be collecting new or gently used shoes for Soles4Souls.

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6:30 pm

Relationship on the Ropes: Treetop Zoofari Adventure Date Night

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Metro Richmond Zoo, 8300 Beaver Bridge rd
Moseley, 23120
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We all have certain fears, but good couples face their fears together. Experience the Treetop Zoofari and learn ways to conquer your fears in your relationship and then face them in the dark on the ropes. Sign up at www.rfva.org.

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