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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gallery: Hal Horwitz

October 18 - November 23
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
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Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids. Horwitz photographed nearly all of Virginia’s orchid species and attempted to photograph all 200 orchids native to the United States. He made scores of trips into the habitats of […]

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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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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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Clean Closet Fall 2018 Sale

October 20 - October 21
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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 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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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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Glen Allen Day

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Meadow Farm*, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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The festivities kick off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. on Mountain Road. Activities in the park include balloon animals by Miss Sheri the Clown, a game truck, airbrush tattoos, arts, crafts and business fair, and local musicians on two stages. Concessions will be available for purchase. For details, including a participant application, please visit […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Harvest Festival

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Enjoy Lumberjack shows, live music, and all the classic favorites: candle dipping, apple pressing, pumpkin decorating, a straw maze, and more. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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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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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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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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