Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch begins
October 02 2015 - There will be cider and hot chocolate, 7 p.m., Free
Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch will begin at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. There will be cider and hot chocolate. Tom Leonard’s is located at 4150 Tom Leonard Dr. near Short Pump. For details, call 364-5800 or visit http://www.tomleonards.com
Gallmeyer Farms to host its annual Fall Festival at The Pumpkin Patch
October 03 2015 - Live music, hay and pony rides, fresh veggies for sale, bounce house and more, 10 a.m., Free
Gallmeyer Farms will host its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. There will be live music from Nick Smith, Amy Ladd, Southern Comfort and Heart of Country, as well as a bounce house, craft vendors and local businesses, hay and pony rides, fresh fall vegetables for sale and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com
Junior League of Richmond to present its 10th annual ‘Touch a Truck’ event at RIR
October 03 2015 - Allows children to see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, 10 a.m.,
The Junior League of Richmond will present its 10th annual Touch a Truck event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. This unique and interactive event allows children to see, touch and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Richmond community. There will also be entertainment, food trucks, games, mascots and more. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.richmondtouchatruck.org
UR to host annual Family Arts Day Celebration
October 04 2015 - David Gonzalez will perform “The Frog Bride” at 3 p.m., 1 p.m.,
The Modlin Center for the Arts and the University of Richmond Museums will present the annual Family Arts Day Celebration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The art-centered family fun day features activity tables, art projects, food and more. David Gonzalez will perform “The Frog Bride” at 3 p.m. Stay after for Modlin Arts After Words, a post-show question-and-answer session with Gonzalez. Family Arts Day is free; tickets to “The Frog Bride” are $9 to $18. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu
NOVA of Va. Aquatics to present the 7th annual C&F Bank/Lite 98 Short Pump Mile
October 04 2015 - Short Pump Express, a non-timed 400-meter Fun Run, is offered to children five and under, 7:45 a.m.,
NOVA of Virginia Aquatics will present the 7th annual C&F Bank/Lite 98 Short Pump Mile and Short Pump Express Fun Run. The race will be held at Short Pump Town Center in front of American Family Fitness, with the first heat starting at 7:45 a.m. The Short Pump Express, a non-timed 400-meter Fun Run, is offered to children five and under. Proceeds from the race benefit NOVA’s community outreach programs. For details, visit http://www.shortpumprace.com
Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch continues
October 09 2015 - “The Jetsons Haunted Halloween”, 7 p.m., Free
Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch continues with “The Jetsons Haunted Halloween” at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. There will be cider and hot chocolate. Friday night movies are held the first four Fridays in October. Tom Leonard’s is located at 4150 Tom Leonard Dr. near Short Pump. For details, call 364-5800.
DSGR to present 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival
October 10 2015 - Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE, 8:30 a.m.,
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond will present the 9th annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival at 8:30 a.m. in Innsbrook. Meet special guest, actress Lauren Potter, who plays “Becky” on the hit TV show GLEE. There will be free family-friendly entertainment and activities, a fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome, live music by The Groove Motive, the Great DSAGR Pumpkin Patch, exhibitor and advocacy displays, and more. Pet friendly. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/dsagr
Willow Lawn’s community event ‘Mommy & Me and Daddies Too’ continues with Hope Harris
October 14 2015 - The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., Free
The Shops at Willow Lawn’s community event Mommy & Me and Daddies Too continues with Hope Harris from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning out with live entertainment, crafts, games and programs designed to enhance parent's interaction with their children. The program continues on the second Wednesday of each month. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.willowlawn.com
Commonwealth Parenting’s RVA Parents Forum Series returns to CMoR-Central
October 15 2015 - “Raising Healthy Eaters in an Unhealthy World”, 6:30 p.m., $30
Commonwealth Parenting’s RVA Parents Forum Series returns with “Raising Healthy Eaters in an Unhealthy World” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Topics include normative eating behaviors in young children, strategies parents can use to promote healthy eating behaviors, and how strategies can successfully reduce power struggles and promote the benefit of healthy choices. Cost is $30 and includes dinner, babysitting and interactive Q&A sessions. To register, call 545-1272.
Commonwealth Parenting to offer class for parents on babies and sleep
October 15 2015 - Find out what to expect with your newborn and into the first year of life, 6:30 p.m., Free
Commonwealth Parenting will offer the class “The Goodnight Story: What New Parents Need to Know about Babies and Sleep” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Innsbrook at 4121 Cox Rd., Suite 115. Learn about the ages and stages of sleep, how to set routines and conditions conducive to sleep, sleep safety tips and solutions for common sleep challenges. Find out what to expect with your newborn and into the first year of life. No charge. Pre-register at http://bit.ly/1gqhwcD
Are you old enough to remember when gas was 31 cents a gallon and you could buy a new car for $2,650? How about paying rent of $118 a month? You could have been cruisin’ down Mountain Road in a new Dodge Charger, or riding a new skateboard to Mr. Allen’s Market. That was the year – 1965 – that the world was introduced to contact lenses, Spirograph, Bounty, Get Smart, Lost in Space, Gatorade, Apple Jacks, and Spaghetti O’s.
It was also in 1965 that the Glen Allen Ruritan Club was founded – and today the Ruritans are still going strong. The Ruritans are the folks that have cleaned up Mountain Road; raised money for scholarships at local high schools through the Healy Gala; supported local schools and charities such as Lamb’s Basket, St. Joseph Villa, the Henrico Christmas Mother and the juvenile jail by cooking their locally famous barbeque; and put on Glen Allen Day for the last 19
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West Broad Village and its parent company, Excel Trust, recently donated more than $13,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Virginia. The money was raised during the community’s Summer Concert Series.
Pictured above, Philip Hopkins (front) accepts a $13,480.50 check from Tammy Philblad, Excel Trust regional property manager. Joining the presentation (back row, from left)are Melody Thomas, Excel Trust administrative assistant; Kendall Rumsey, Excel Trust director of marketing; Terri Q. Quinan, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Virginia Chapter executive director; and Philip’s mother Catherine Hopkins. > Read more.
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CalendarCommunity Brain Injury Services will present its sixth annual Mill House Pig Out from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Mill House, 7812 Shrader Rd. Enjoy barbecue smoked by… Full text