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Joshua L. Chamberlain: Scholar – Warrior Exhibit

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg

This limited time exhibit explores the life of the Civil War General and former Governor of Maine from birth to his death at age eighty-five. Artifacts, artwork and documents tell Chamberlain’s story of his formative years through his rise into…

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

See treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago. Destroyed by natural catastrophes in the 8th century AD, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus were once mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian…

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Agents of Change

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Celebrating a century of women’s social and political activism in the Commonwealth. Highlighting the efforts and impact of a selection of female change-makers these women brought about positive change in their communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation.

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A Landscape Saved

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Shows the efforts in preservation and horticulture made by the Garden Club of Virginia during its 100-year history. Its members have encouraged appreciation of the landscape, advanced its horticulture, and championed the preservation of the land.

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Ain’t Misbehavin’: 1920s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

An exhibition of costume, textiles, art and artifacts in the Nathalie L. Klaus and Reynolds Family Galleries. The 1920s are remembered in America as a decade that “roared” with change, including urban expansion, equal suffrage, social integration, jazz music, fast…

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Giant Insects

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

Examine insects up close in this touring exhibition that features gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. Guests will explore entomology as they operate animatronic heads to learn how insects eat, observe live insects…

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Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Behold the drama and splendor of the American landscape as seen through the lens of photographer Ansel Adams. More than 70 photographs spanning over five decades present the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved…

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Gallmeyer Farms The Pumpkin Patch

Gallmeyer Farms 3622 Darbytown Court, Richmond

The Pumpkin Patch will be open for pick-your-own pumpkins. Pumpkins, seasonal vegetables, straw bales, and other fall décor items will be available for sale. Please call 804-795-9979 for more info.

Free

Blue Sky Fund’s Hike for Kids

James River

Hikers will be able to join us from across the country on their trail of choice, and they're introducing new challenges with cool prizes. Benefits Blue Sky.

$

Virginia Capital Trail Birthday Celebration

Virginia Capital Trail 200 South Third Street, Richmond

Celebrate the Virginia Capital Trail’s 5th Birthday by completing outdoor activities, exploring sites along the Trail, and earning virtual badges that unlock educational facts about the Virginia Capital Trail throughout the month of October.

Free

Art Exhibit Opening: Hope, Peoplehood, and the Five Legs

Weinstein JCC 5403 Monument Ave, Richmond

With original works by Jewish artists from the Richmond community, Hope, Peoplehood and the Five Legs is the culmination of a year-long exploration of Jewish peoplehood based on Avraham Infeld’s metaphor, “The Five Legged Table.” Participating artists include Cynthia Krumbein,…

Free

Giant Insects Exhibit

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

See every day insects up close and personal like never before. This touring exhibition features six gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. This exhibition is sure to excite insect lovers of all ages.…

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Hauntings Tales & Tours

Shirley Plantation 501 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City

This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic plantations in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a…

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Studio Series

Virtual

Features Richmond Ballet favorites presented in new ways, paired with new works that reflect current times – all designed to awaken and uplift the human spirit.

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Gingerbread House Challenge

Virtual

The Gingerbread House Challenge  dares households, neighbors, families, pandemic pods, and small, socially distanced groups to literally display your holiday spirit and creativity by constructing a gingerbread house centered around the 2020 theme: Hometown Holidays, and compete for the $1,000…

Free

Garden Glow

Maymont 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond

Admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the Italian fountain, stroll among picturesque estate buildings and giant trees that stand aglow, and marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes. New this year, the event will showcase…

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Ongoing

2020 Richmond Heart Walk

Virtual

They have re-imagined the campaign to bring you more resources, entertainment, challenges, and activities to promote healthy living and raising those heartbeats. Register now at RichmondVAHeartWalk.org

Free

The John Marshall House Reopens

The John Marshall House 818 East Marshall Street, Richmond

Now open Friday through Sunday for tours. Touchless ticketing is available. Select a tour slot, buy your tickets ahead of time online, and arrive at the day and time of your tour. Social distancing must be maintained and masks are…

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Swift Creek Mill Theatre Digital Plays for Students and Families

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

Young People's Playhouse: Professionally-filmed plays for educators, children, and families which follow Virginia Standards of Learning. Bonus features, craft activities are included.

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The 2020 Great Williamsburg Adventure Race

Williamsburg Community Building 401 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg

Teams will race throughout the City of Williamsburg, completing unique challenges, decoding puzzles, and solving riddles, in a quest for fabulous prizes and ultimate glory.

$

The Steward School Virtual Admissions Program

Virtual

Register today for a in-person taste of the Steward experience. During these sessions, the Admissions team will give a brief presentation to introduce you to life on campus, followed by a campus tour. Learn how Steward fuels the mind, stirs…

Free

Twilight Ghost Tour

Berkeley Plantation 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City

Hear the tales of Berkeley’s paranormal activities with a guided tour through the 1726 mansion, followed by a lantern-led walk through the gardens, grounds and cemetery. You will then finish your ghostly experience with Berkeley’s challenging corn maze, with only…

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4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception

Art Works 320 Hull St., Richmond

See 4 new exhibits and tour 80 artist studios. Featuring sculpture by Sara Henry, paintings by Robert Wynne, and photography by Robert Pfeifer and Libby Clark. Live music and free parking. Register in advance at artworksrva.com.

Free

Taylor’s Spookyfun Drive-In

Pole Green Park 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville

Decorate your vehicle for a chance to win a prize. Once parked, place your treat bucket outside your vehicle so that Taylor and his friends can deliver your treat while safely social distancing. Then watch Hocus Pocus. Registration is required.

Free

Poe Graveyard Tour: Misery is Manifold

St. John's Church 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond

Join Executive Director Sarah Whiting and explore Edgar Allan Poe's life in Richmond, his connections to St. John's, and the personalities entwined therein. The themes of death, premature burial, and mental illness are explored. Repeats Oct 24  11:00 PM -…

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Drive-In Movie: The Addams Family

Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park 3400 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen

Gates open at 5:30pm. Movie begins at 6:30pm. Spaces are limited and first come, first served. (Movie: The Addams Family 2019)

Free

Voices from the Shadows

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg

Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 804-861-2408 for reservations and directions or reserve your experience on…

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Movie at the Pumpkin Patch

Tom Leonard's Farmers Market

Please bring blanket and chairs.  Enjoy watching Halloweentown.

Free

ANN

Firehouse Theatre 1609 W. Broad St., Richmond

The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics.

$

Drive-in Movie

West Broad Village 3950 Wild Goose Lane, Glen Allen

Tune into the movie’s audio via a designated frequency from your car’s radio and enjoy Goosebumps Movie from the comfort of your own car. Make sure you check-in by 7:00 p.m.

Free
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