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Vincent Price at the Poe Museum Halloween Weekend, The Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s historic reunion of iconic author and legendary horror actor Vincent Price, kicks off Friday, October 31st, 6-10pm with Poe goes to the movies on Halloween night. The night includes a variety of fun and frightening activities including an appearance by Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria Price.  Halloween weekend events ends with a wine tasting experience Saturday, November 1st, 6-10pm with the Author’s Appetite, an opportunity to sample the Vincent Price Signature Wine Collection. Both events are at the Poe Museum 1914-16 East Main Street, Richmond. For details visit http://www.poemuseum.org or call 888-21-EAPOE. Also – https://www.facebook.com/events/701573219932701/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/706196876129307/?unit_ref=related_events.

Ashland Train Day Saturday, November 1st, 10am – 5pm, 112 North Railroad Avenue, between Henry Clay Road & Myrtle Street, a free event for the entire family along the tracks in Ashland, with music, games, model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad related vendors, Amtrak train day raffle displays and mascots – Cinder and Tender Bear. Parking is limited there’s satellite parking in the Ashland-Junction (Roses) Shopping Center, Henry Clay School and St. Ann’s Church. For more information call 804-412-7288.

YMCA of Greater Richmond Invites Community to Fall Into Fitness with NFL Play 60, Free event helps the community get up, get out and get active. Fall Into Fitness with NFL Play 60, Tuesday, November 4, 1 – 4pm at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, 2401 W. Leigh St. An afternoon of family-friendly activities, including the NFL Play 60, a family ZUMBA® class, football toss, obstacle course and more! For more information, visit ymcarichmond.org/play60. For more information about the Y, visit http://www.ymcarichmond.org.

Richmond Ballet – Carmina Burana with Mozartiana and Danse Macabre, With Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus. Choreography by John Butler, Music by Carl Orff. In Celebration: 40thAnniversary of The School of Richmond Ballet, Mozartiana, Choreography by George Balanchine, Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Danse Macabre, Choreography by Stoner Winslett, Music by Camille Saint-Saëns. Performances at The Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, Friday, October 31, 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 1, 2:00 pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, November 2, 2:00 pm. Tickets available at ETIX.com, by calling 1.800.514.3849, or through the Richmond Ballet Box Office at 407 E. Canal Street. Tickets start at $20.00.

15th annual Brunswick Stew Festival, Saturday, November 1, 11am – 4pm, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Shockoe Bottom,  over 12 Stewmasters and 15 stews, $1 per sample, after 1pm pints, bowl and quarts on sale $6-$8, food vendors, artisans, crafters also available as well as a kids area. Details http://www.richmondgov.com/FarmersMarket/Index.asp.

A trip back to the 17th Street Farmer’s Market is in order Sunday, November 2nd for the 4th Annual Autumn Bottom Brews Festival, Sunday, November 2nd, noon – 5pm, the event features a collection of fall craft beers, local food and live music at the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market. Beer tasting samples $2, full pours just $6 each. Restaurants include Halligan’s, The Savory Grain, River City Wood Fire Pizza and The Boardwalk. This event is free, food and beverage available for purchase. Produced by the Enrichmond Foundation, and sponsored by Brown Distributing, Taste the Local and the Friends of 17th Street Farmers’ Market. 18 Virginia Breweries will help kick off RVA Beer week at the event. Details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/698760940214577/.

VCU Medical Center’s Lung scan program in observance of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a limited number of free low-dose chest CT scans to high risk patients. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women worldwide. High-risk persons who should consider having a screening include people 55 – 80 years old who smoke at least 1 pack per day for 30 years, currently smoke or has quit for any length of time and have at least one other risk factor, e.g. radon or asbestos exposure, other lung diseases or family history of lung cancer. For more information visit http://www.vculungscan.com or call 804-828-3768.

2015 MISS Virginia USA MISS Virginia Teen USA State Pageant, applicants needed, apply to http://www.missvirginiausa.com/apply. Deadline to register is Friday, October 31st, Al Contestants must be a US Citizen and a Virginia State Residence, and be able to prove it, MISS Contestants must be at least 18 and less than 27 years of age on February 1, 2015. TEEN Contestants must be at least 14 and less than 19 on February 1, 2015 . ALL Contestants must provide a copy of their birth certificate or valid U.S. passport to prove compliance with the age eligibility requirement. For more details visit http://www.missvirginiausa.com. The pageant is held in Charlottesville, November 29 & 30, 2015. Prizes include full College Scholarships, use of a brand new Mercedes, a chance to travel the state for a year and compete on national television in the MISS USA pageant and a prize package.

Monster Mash at Dorey Recreation Center, Friday, October 31st, 6-9pm, Henrico, the park will be transformed into a mad science lab to celebrate this year’s Monster Mash, watch science come to life with performances by Mad Science of Central Virginia and feel your way through the Creepy Crafty Sensational Laboratory, stop by the Haunter Trail and sit around the fire to hear spooky stories and drink cider. Details call 804-270-2161 or visit http://henrico.us/rec/specialevents/.

9th annual Harvest Fest Trunk-O-Treats at Powhatan County Fairgrounds, 4042 Anderson Highway, RT. 60/Midlothian, Powhatan, Friday, October 31st, 5pm – midnight. $5 per car load includes bon fire, live music,/DJ, hay rides, inflatables, karaoke, costume contest, haunted house and other activities, details,  http://www.powhatanfair.org. Also at the fairgrounds, Turkey Shoot, (no real turkeys will be shot) every Saturday 6:30pm, details 804-405-7943 or 804-598-9808.

FREE Hair Care Services at “The Mane Studio Hair Salon” If you are a Breast Cancer Survivor or know of a friend, family member, co-worker, associate, “The Mane Studio Hair Salon” is offering free hair care services at “The Mane Studio Hair Salon”, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. Owner Ann Francis is offering complimentary hair care services to breast cancer survivors, exclusively, (only survivors are seen on these dates) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from October through December by appointment only. Services offered include: Shampoo/sets, Shampoo/blow-drys, Protein and conditioning treatments, Haircuts/trims. For appointment call Mrs Ann Francis @ 804-382-1239 Or email to afmanestudio@gmail.com.

Halloween Hoopla at Children’s Museum of Richmond Central, Friday, October, 31st, 4- 8pm, bring your kids dressed in your favorite costumes , enjoy trick-or-treating in the Spooky Village, play fun games and win prizes and paint pumpkins in The Backyard, adult tickets $4, kids admitted free, Advance tickets only! Details http://www.c-mor.org or call 804-474-4000.

Marvel Universe Live Tour, through Sunday, November 2nd, at the Richmond Coliseum. Super heroes including The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor with Spider-Man and Wolverine will trek the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them, in their journey they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus , Red Skull, Madame Hydra and many others, for tickets call 800-745-3000 and for more information on Marvel Universe LIVE visit http://www.marveluniverselive.com.

The US Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship – November 1 & 2 at Dorey Park, at Dorey Park. The first ever Quidditch Fest hosted by Henrico County Recreation & Parks. Quidditch Fest will be held at Dorey Park on Sunday, November 2nd from 1-4pm. Information on Quidditch Fest: 804-501-5156 or bro116@henrico.us.

“The Fight of My Life – Beat Cancer” Musical, an AL4ChriLLC Production, Sunday, November 2nd, showtimes 3pm & 6:30pm at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Road, Highland Springs, details call 804-420-2184.

Chesterfield Employee Association’s Fall Shoppers Bazaar, Saturday, November 1st, 9am – 3pm at the County Fairgrounds Building, 10300 Courthouse Road,  from handcrafted jewelry and quilts to homemade jellies and jams, shop from more than 60 vendors. Details call 804-717-6325 or 804-751-4429.

FUTURE Event: The Book of MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical debuts in Richmond. Performances begin Tuesday, November 4th and runs through November 9th at the Altria Theater, tickets and more information visit http://www.BroadwayInRichmond.com or call 800-514-3849.

The Winter Wine Class Series at Oyster’s Pearl, 1401 Roseneath Road, The Vine Wine Club & The Tipsy Sommelier explore wines from various regions of the world, starting Tuesday, November 4th, 6:30pm, first class “Introduction to Wine Basics”, 2 hours 6 wines for tastings. details visit http://www.thevinewineclub.com and http://www.oysterspearl.com, 804-716-5524.

Here’s Laughing at you Cancer, featuring Comedian Micah “Bam Bamm” White,  Wednesday, November 5, 7pm, Doors open at 6:30pm at The Speakeasy at the Hippodrome Theater, 528 North 2nd Street, Tickets $20 in advance, $25 door. Laughing at you cancer is a unique comedy show highlights RVA cancer survivors who tell their story, and then the Coalition Theater performs an improvisational sketch based on the cancer survivors’ monologue. Coalition Theater is downtown Richmond’s home for live comedy shows and improv classes. Founded in 2009, Coalition Theater recently won the title of Best Comedy Group in Richmond for the third time, as voted by the readers of Style Weekly. Details http://www.hippodromerichmond.com. Proceeds benefit LINC – http://www.cancerlinc.org.

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