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Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games planned at Richmond Raceway

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.

Price: Cost varies

Description: The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Competitions include fiddle, harp, highland dance, piping, drumming and Gaelic song, as well as heavy athletics and hurling. The Fighting Jamesons, Albannach and others will perform. The Vendor Village will be selling jewelry, traditional Celtic food, pottery and kilts. Whisky tastings (additional fee) include instruction and an interactive session on the proper way to nose and taste single malt Scotch whisky. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and trick or treat with the various clans in attendance. Proceeds benefit the Cullather Brain Tumor & Quality of Life Center, Richmond Raceway Cares and other local charities. For tickets and details, visit www.vacelticfestival.com.

Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Annual Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival – Christmas Show planned at Richmond Raceway

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: Hours vary

Price: Costs vary

Description: The annual Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival – Christmas Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. The show features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across the nation. For advance tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/CraftsmensClassic.

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival – Christmas Show

HBAR's 66th Annual Parade of Homes to take place every weekend in October

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: The Home Building Association of Richmond’s 66th Annual Parade of Homes event will return to the Greater Richmond area on October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is the premier program showcasing the best new homes in the region and is free for the public. There will be 91 new homes built by 35 builder members in this year’s show. The homes will showcase the latest in designs, construction techniques and materials, at prices ranging from the $180s to over $1,000,000. For details, call 282-0400 or visit www.richmondparadeofhomes.com.

HBAR's 66th Annual Parade of Homes

Gayton Kirk Presbyterian to offer free parenting classes every Sunday in October

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Learn the most important things children need from parents and easy ways to implement them on Sunday afternoons in October at the Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church, 11421 Gayton Rd. The parenting classes will be taught using the resources of researcher Brene Brown. Parents will study using the video series from Brown’s “The gift of imperfect parenting: a wholehearted revolution.” The classes, which are free, will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A brunch will open the classes at 12:30 p.m. Age appropriate story time, activities and music will be available for children. For details, call 741-5254 or visit www.thegaytonkirk.org.

Free parenting class at Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church

Lifepoint Church Richmond to host Trunk or Treat

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Lifepoint Church Richmond will host a free Trunk or Treat event for the community immediately following the 11:30 a.m. service at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Rd. Children are invited to wear their costumes and take part in the inflatables, food and games. For details, call 540-786-5111 or email rva@lifepoint.org.

Trunk or Treat at Lifepoint Church Richmond

CACGA, Latin Ballet to present the Day of the Dead / El Día de los Muertos Festival

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, in partnership with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, will present the Day of the Dead / El Día de los Muertos Festival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This festive celebration of life will feature live performances by the Latin Ballet and the Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion Ambassadors, as well as dancing, music, sweets, treats and art activities. Mercado Muertos, a mini-shop featuring an array of themed gifts and art to celebrate the spirit of the dead, will have items for sale with most priced at $20 and under. Costumes are encouraged. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit www.artsglenallen.com.

Day of the Dead / El Día de los Muertos Festival at CACGA

Dawn Howard to present 'Purple Storms'

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Dawn Howard will present “Purple Storms,” a true-life-inspired one-woman theatrical performance, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Agape International Ministries Worldwide, 8001 Staples Mill Rd. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/PurpleStorms.

Dawn Howard's "Purple Storms" at Agape Ministries

Tararam to present “Israel’s Stomp” at the Weinstein JCC

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 3 p.m.

Price: $15 to $23

Description: Tararam will present “Israel’s Stomp” at 3 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC. Tararam is a blend of rhythm, movement, and wit interwoven with tightly choreographed body drumming sequences. The performers produce extraordinary sounds from ordinary objects such as tin cans, metal and plastic barrels, wooden chairs, spoons, and industrial tools, along with vocals and live music. A reception will follow. Admission is $18 for members with a $50 family max, $23 for nonmembers with a $65 family max and $15 for seniors, students and groups of 10+. For details, visit www.weinsteinjcc.org.

Tararam's “Israel’s Stomp” at the Weinstein JCC

Trinity UMC to host Trunk or Treat

Date: October 29, 2017

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Price: Free

Description: Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave., will host Trunk or Treat from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For details, call 288-6056 or visit www.trinityumc.net.

Trunk or Treat at Trinity UMC

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River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Rd., will host Trunk or Treat from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the back parking lot. There will be food, games and trick or treating for children. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the River City Faith Network Baptist Centers. The event is free. For details, visit http://www.rrcb.org/trunk-or-treat-2017. Full text

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