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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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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

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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Homeschool Clay Classes

All Fired Up - Both Locations

Make a wall pocket. For those with multiple children they will offer a sibling discount of 20% off for each child after your first registered child.

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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

First Ascents

Triangle Rock Club Richmond 4700 Thalbro St, Richmond

An after school program is a great way for youth to begin climbing or improve their skills. Climbers are guided through once-per-week lessons focusing on a climbing skill. Youth will complete goals to earn knots and earn beads for demonstrating…

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Henricus Witching Hour

Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester

Celebrate Halloween and delve into the history of witchcraft. They've got all sorts of spooky fun planned for adults and children alike.

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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 Pre-K through 1st Grade. This one-time-only class will provide a great opportunity to learn a little bit about what they do…

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Día de los Muertos

Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts 600 E Grace Street, Richmond

The Richmond Symphony will celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) by performing works honoring the tradition, in collaboration with a performance by the Latin Ballet of Virginia. The family-friendly concert will be presented in…

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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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Laurie Berkner Halloween Party Concert

Virtual

Sing, dance, and play games through your device with Laurie as she performs favorite songs, interacts with you through the screen and brings in a few surprises. 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM

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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.

$

Henricus Witching Hour Jr.

Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester

Interact with Colonial interpreters and staff as you trick-or-treat in the recreated Indian village and English settlement, listen to a spook-tacular read-aloud story, and decorate your own mini-pumpkin. The festivities will wrap-up with a children’s costume parade around the English…

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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 5th to 8th graders. This one-time-only class will provide a great opportunity to learn a little bit about what they do…

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Trick or Treat Drive-up

Michael & Son Services Richmond 1407 Cummings Dr, Richmond

Families can drive through and see the decorated building, and a festive team will bring a jam-packed blue Michael & Son bucket of candy up to the car. All team members will be wearing PPE masks, gloves, as well as…

Free

Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Independence Golf Club

Stay safe by participating in this drive-thru trunk or treat at Independence without leaving the car. Ticket includes admission as well as a family-style meal. A portion benefits Rick Sharp Alzheimer's Foundation. The meal will be picked up at Tavern…

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Hallow Drive

Innsbrook 4951 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen

Decorate your car and wear your favorite Halloween costume for a festive vehicle parade around Innsbrook. The event starts at 4600 cox road and ends at Silver Diner restaurant.

Free

SPARC’s Halloween Parade

A family-friendly, socially-distanced Halloween parade. This open house-style event gives families and young people the chance to visit with SPARC teachers, show off their costumes on our costume runway, and collect goodies along the way.

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.

$
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