Gallmeyer Farms to host annual Fall Festival Sept. 30 to Oct. 1

September 30 2017 - {event_name}, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Gallmeyer Farms will host its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 at The Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. Pick your own pumpkins and enjoy live music, a straw bale maze, free hay rides, romping pile, pony rides ($5), food, craft vendors and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets allowed. Admission and parking are free. For details, call 222-2285 or visit http://www.gallmeyerfarms.com.

Short Pump Mile, Short Pump Express Fun Run planned at American Family Fitness

October 01 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 a.m., Fees vary
The 9th annual Short Pump Mile and Short Pump Express Fun Run, Richmond’s largest timed road race just for kids, will start at 7:30 a.m. in front of American Family Fitness in Short Pump. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, medal and refreshments. Awards will be given to age group and overall winners. The Short Pump Express, a 400-Meter Fun Run (non-timed), is offered to children age five and younger who aren't quite up to tackling the mile. The School Participation Competition will award the top five schools with the most participants a total of $2,000 to be used for their physical education programs; new this year – all schools with 25 or more registered runners will earn $100. For details and to register, visit http://www.shortpumprace.com.

4th annual Party on the Avenues planned along Libbie Avenue in Westhampton neighborhood

October 01 2017 - {event_name}, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Free
The fourth annual Party on the Avenues will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the West End community of Westhampton (along Libbie Avenue between Patterson and Guthrie Avenues). Enjoy local art, live music featuring Red Neck Pool Party and The Mystic Soul Bubbas, kid’s activities including face painting, bounce houses and a large paint-by-numbers wall, shopping, food, beverages and more. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit Project Local, supporting small, locally operated charitable organizations through fundraising and event proceeds.

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

October 01 2017 - {event_name}, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Free
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 http://www.thegaytonkirk.org.

Richmond Peace Festival planned at St. Joseph’s Villa

October 01 2017 - {event_name}, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Free
The Richmond Peace Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. The festival provides an opportunity for children, youth and adults of the greater Richmond area to gather in celebration of peace and diversity. There will be arts and crafts, games, vendors, exhibitors, ethnic/international food and entertainment. An interfaith program, “Service for Humanity and Safety for All,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.rvapeacefestival.org.

Kick start your Weekend on Wednesday at the Short Pump W.O.W.

October 04 2017 - {event_name}, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Free
Kick start your Weekend on Wednesday at the Short Pump W.O.W. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Short Pump Park, 3329 Pump Rd. Kids can explore the playground and four-legged friends can run in the dog park while you check out local food trucks for dinner. Danny Kensy will provide the entertainment. For details, call 652-1441 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec.

Tom Leonard’s to host its free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch

October 06 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
Tom Leonard’s will again host its free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. Tonight’s movie is “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” There will be cider and hot chocolate. Friday night movies are held every Friday in October. Tom Leonard’s is located at 4150 Tom Leonard Dr. near Short Pump. For details, call 364-5800 or visit http://www.tomleonards.com.

Henrico County to celebrate Community Day at the Western Government Center

October 07 2017 - {event_name}, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Free
Henrico County will celebrate Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Western Government Center. This free event will feature public safety vehicles, special equipment displays, Henrico Fire and Police demonstrations, meet-and-greets with county officials, food and beverages for purchase, free H.E.A.T. Auto Vehicle ID Number (VIN) etching by Virginia State Police, entertainment and more. For details, visit http://www.henrico.us. The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization also will offer three mini-workshops as part of their home maintenance series. Topics include home safety at 10:15 a.m., home repair at 11:30 a.m. and seasonal maintenance at 12:45 p.m. For details, call 501-4757 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Strange’s Florist to hold its Fall Fest

October 07 2017 - {event_name}, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free
Strange’s Florist, 12111 W. Broad St., will hold its Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy pumpkin painting and scavenger hunting all day, as well as classes and workshops, special deals, family-friendly activities and a pop-up Fall Market featuring seasonal crafts and goodies. For details, visit http://www.stranges.com/?events=fall-fest.

Fairfield National Ruritan Club to host BBQ chicken dinner

October 07 2017 - {event_name}, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., $9 for adults and $5 for children
The Fairfield National Ruritan Club will host a BBQ chicken dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Antioch School Community Center, 5650 Elko Rd. in Sandston. Dinner includes a half chicken, potatoes, beans, bread, beverage and dessert; eat-in or take-out. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit needs of people in the Sandston community. For information contact Pat Chalkley at 737-3125.

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