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October 1 - October 28
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

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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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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Gutenberg! The Musical!

October 11 - November 3
$

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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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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22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of Civil War History

October 19 - October 21
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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Lectures, a Friday night reception, two mid-morning coffee breaks, two lunches, and a Saturday night banquet. Space is limited and reservations are required. A letter of confirmation will be sent to registrants. Space is limited so register today. See and print registration form here.

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Richmond Coin and Currency Show

October 19 - October 21
ACCA Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Free

Over 55 tables of dealers buying, selling, and trading US, Foreign, and Ancient coins and currency. Free parking, admission, and appraisals. Raffle prizes all weekend. Saturday is Youth Day with education, games, and prizes.

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 20
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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 20
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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

48-to-Create

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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A weekend-long make-a-thon. A 48-hour dash to create your own new work. Visual artists and writers welcome. On Sunday, there is a reception for all participants. All participants will have the opportunity to enter the work they created over the weekend into a competition, which will be judged by a guest panel of jurors. Three […]

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8:00 am

West End Farmers Market

October 20 @ 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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9:00 am

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Innsbrook, 4951 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, Va 23060
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The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating, inspiring, and amazing. Benefits the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).  

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Handmade Harvest Craft Show and Book Sale

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229
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High-quality, fun craft show featuring handmade crafts, art, and unique gifts. In addition, there will be a gently-used book sale. Benefits various youth programs. Food trucks will be on-site and pumpkins will be available for sale.

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9:30 am

Woman Take Care: Spirit, Mind and Body

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Best Western Executive Hotel, 7007 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294 United States
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The event will provide tips on how to practice self-care, chair massage, breakfast and lunch along with conference materials and prizes. Opportunities to network. This year's featured organization will be James House, a local domestic violence resource center

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Little Soldier Saturday

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Spark your child's love of history. This program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners, encourage an appreciation of the past, and inspire creativity. Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme or historic time period.

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Harvest Festival + Glen Allen Day

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Free

Celebrate both harvest season and the Glen Allen community. The festivities kick off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. on Mountain Road. Come for entertainment, family activities, community fundraisers, and a vendor fair. Concessions will be available for purchase. Event details available at henrico.us/rec and glenallenday.org.

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10:00 am

RVA Booklovers’ Festival

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jefferson Park, 1921 Princess Anne Ave
RIchmond, 23223
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An opportunity for writers and readers across the state of Virginia to come together, share ideas, and celebrate their love of the written word. The festival will include authors from across Virginia, vendors of excellent local Richmond cuisine, and literary-inspired crafters. A children’s area, a poet-tree, and a main stage will feature a variety of […]

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ACT/SAT Practice Test

October 20 @ 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. Email testprep@flamingotutoring.com to reserve a spot. Location TBA.

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Touch a Truck 

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
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An interactive event that allows children to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as meet the people who protect, serve, and build our community. Sponsored by the Junior League of Richmond.  

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Chalk It Up for Artober

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
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Help create a fun, fall chalk mural. Sarah Apple, of Lucky Signs RVA and chalk artist extraordinaire, will lead the effort, creating a chalk-by-numbers sidewalk art so that everyone can participate. Plus Studio Two Three's mobile print studio will make trick-or-treat bags for the kids.

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10:30 am

Citizen Science: Birding with Author Maria Gianferrari

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
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Maria Gianferrari will talk about hawks, urban ecology, and share her new title Hawk Rising. Afterward, enjoy a brief introduction to bird watching and some fun bird-related citizen science projects your family can take part in. All ages are welcome and there will be a craft for children. Children are required to have adult supervision.

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Creatures of the Night: Explore the World of Nocturnal Animals

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd
Richmond, VA 23234
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Learn about the wild animals that share your backyard at night. Meet owls and other nocturnal creatures.  

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11:00 am

LEGOS at the Library

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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Do you enjoy creating with LEGOs? Show off your engineering skills. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.

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Hounds and Sounds

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Village Green at Westchester Commons, 15785 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113
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Many area animal welfare groups will be on hand with dogs available for adoption. Live music will be provided by several local artists. There will be animal related vendors along with many family friendly activities, like a puppy kissing booth. Dogs welcomed. This event raises funds to help save homeless dogs from dying in animal […]

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Open House

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

They will be providing a wood-fired pizza lunch and will have fun activities for your whole family, bouncy house included. Stop by to tour the building and chat with specialty dentists, Dr. Rick Marcus and Dr. Jeff Laughlin.

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12:00 pm

67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 20 @ 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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Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Boulevard, 1200 North Boulevard
Richmond , VA 23230
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Free

An expanded the kids area with more for the little ones than ever before, food and beverages available for purchase, and of course a costume contest.

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1:00 pm

Author Talk: Alex Gino

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
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Hear award-winning author Alex Gino read from You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! Perfect for ages 8 to 14.

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2:00 pm

Catapulting Pumpkins

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803
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Come and learn about the physics of a catapult as you compete in teams hurling small pumpkins. Registration begins two weeks before program.    

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3:00 pm

Family Movie Matinee

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Make a fun craft and enjoy a great movie with your friends and family. For ages 5 and older. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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Oktoberfest

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 3:00pm

Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
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Try authentic food and beers, dance to polkas, waltzes, American standards by Die Lustigen Almdudler, Original Elbe Musikanten, The Sauerkraut Band, and more. ($, Free for ages 15 and under)   6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Friday 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Saturday  

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5:00 pm

SpookieFUN Fest

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Poor Farm Park, 13400 Liberty School Rd, Ashland, Virginia 23005
Ashland, Virginia 23005
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Join Taylor and some of his famous friends including Elsa, Anna and Belle, just to name a few, for a SpookieFUN time. Come in your best costume and don't forget to bring your trick or treat bag. There will be rides and inflatables (designed for ages 3 to 12), get up close with the Mystery […]

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Orchard House School 20th Anniversary Block Party

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

School tours, food trucks, games, and community bonding.

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5:30 pm

Fancy Me Mad

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. John’s Church*, 2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Walk among spirits in the graveyard, including Eliza Poe, mother of Edgar; T.W. White, Poe's Editor at the Southern Literary Messenger; George Wythe and his murderous nephew; Dr. McClurg, Revolutionary War surgeon, and more. There are two seatings - 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.- in the church where Edgar Allan Poe will read tales of […]

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6:00 pm

One Fell Swoop

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Courthouse Creek Cider, 3300 West Broad Street #106
Richmond, VA 23230
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Come out for some acoustic jams by One Fell Swoop. A style of their own - a mix of Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz with a twist of Jam Band grooves. Boka Tako Truck will be slinging tacos for you to enjoy with rustic cider.

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6:30 pm

Den of Fear Haunted House

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
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This fully indoor event boasts striking visuals and high intensity scares. This season, get your horror fix close to home at Den of Fear Haunted House.

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7:00 pm

Forest of Fear

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 27, 2018

YMCA Shady Grove, 11255 Nuckols Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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The annual Forest of Fear haunted trail. It will be filled with the things that you fear most. For ages 10 years and older.

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Legends on Grace – Let Me Be Frank

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rhythm Hall at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 600 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Richmond favorite, Scott Wichmann, brings to life the spirit and music of Frank Sinatra – one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

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