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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.

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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.

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The Steward School Saturday Session

The Steward School 11600 Gayton Rd, Richmond

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

Drive-Thru Halloween Festival

Westchester Commons Shopping Center 15786 WC Main Street, Midlothian

Treat Bags, Halloween craft kits, and a socially-distanced costume contest. Fun for the entire family. Masks/Face coverings required. In the Regal Cinemas Parking Lot.

Free

In-Person Graveyard Tour

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

Executive Director Sarah Whiting hosts a tour of Richmond’s oldest graveyard and public cemetery. Learn about life in early Richmond by hearing the stories of 10 deaths that occurred between 1806 and1819. Limit 10 people, masks required.

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SPARC Pop-Up Class

SPARC 2106-A North Hamilton Street, Richmond

A morning of theatrical exploration in SPARC's outdoor classroom. Teaching artists will lead a socially distant SPARC class for high schoolers. This one-time-only class will provide a great opportunity to learn a little bit about what they do in longer-term…

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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.

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OKTOBERFEST

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music by Jackass Flats, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission. Food and drink are available for purchase. Timed tickets are…

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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.

$

Halloween Tea

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg

This Halloween season meet the master of terror, Edgar Allan Poe as portrayed by Charles Wissinger of Richmond Discoveries. Wissinger will read some of Poe’s famous works followed by a question and answer session. The Park’s Halloween Tea will only…

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Tunes on the Tracks

Hanover Arts and Activities Center 500 S. Center Street, Ashland

This family friendly bi-weekly outdoor concert series will showcase some of the finest local bands all within the safe and cozy confines of the Hanover Arts and Activities Center’s front lawn, right on the tracks. Grab an adult or kid…

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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.

$

Fa-BOO-lous Halloween

RVA Lab 11551 Nuckols Road, Suite J, Glen Allen

Celebrate the spooky season with a Halloween themed Mad Science Party. Creepy potions, dry ice shows, and floating eye balls. Kids will take home slime and candy catapults! What can be spookier!?! Number of guests is limited to 10 to…

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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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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.

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