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Saturday, Oct. 31

Halloween Hoopla – CMoR Central only, 2626 West Broad Street, 4pm – 8pm, Adults and children are invited to dress in their Halloween best for an evening full of family fun. Tickets required, adults $4, kids admitted free. Spooky Party – CMoR Satellite locations, 10am – 4pm, Short Pump, Chesterfield & Fredericksburg will be hosting a not-so-spooky party on Halloween.  Put on your costume and join us for some Halloween-themed fun and games all day long! This event is free with museum admission. Details visit

10th annual Harvest Fest Trunk-O-Treats Saturday, October 31st, 5pm – midnight at Powhatan County Fairgrounds, 4042 Anderson Highway (Rt. 60/Midlothian Turnpike). $5 per car load includes, bob fire, live music, hay rides, inflatables, costume contest, haunted house and more , details visit or call 804-240-0391.

Richmond Symphony Halloween Spooktacular, 10am pre-concert festival, 11 am concert. Wear a costume and enjoy music from “Harry Potter, Frozen, Star Wars, Harry Potter and other movies at the LolliPops Series concert,  at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Centerstage, 600 E. Grace St. $11-$17. for more information visit

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Planet Snoopy, 14-acre Peanuts themed children’s area through October 31 from 12 – 5 p.m.,  celebrate Halloween with fun family activities and live entertainment. For more information  visit The Great Pumpkin Fest is free with park admission.

Halloween Haunt 2015 features nine mazes, six scare zones and six live shows. Guests can also enjoy more than 20 thrill rides as fog and darkness blanket the park. Get more information at Haunt is included with park admission.

Virginia Union University Athletics in partnership with Charles Talley, Commander of the 11th District, Department of Virginia will salute the Veterans of America when the Panthers host Elizabeth City State University on the final home football game Saturday, at Hovey Field, kick off is 1pm. Tickets $20 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission. There will be a special ceremony at halftime of the VUU-Elizabeth City State game where Virginia Union Athletics will present Brigadier General Mitchell Kilgo with a special award.  All veterans in attendance will also be saluted with the playing of service music.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Virginia First Thanksgiving  Sunday, November 1, Noon- 4 p.m., at Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road. Charles City, Directly off scenic Rt. 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg. House Tours 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM There will be period interpreters strolling the grounds, children’s games, family friendly activities, food and craft vendors, tribal dancers,  encampments, corn maze, parade, dancing, candle dipping, doll making, musicians and magicians. Details to call 888-466-6018 or 804-829-6018.

November 3, 2015 – May 8, 2016

Broadway In Richmond 2015 – 2016 Season “Disney’s Newsies”, Based on true events, tells the story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful man in New York.  Ragtime: November 27 & 28; Motown The Musical, January 5-10; Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, February 26 & 27; and Disney’s The Lion King, April 19 – May 8.

Willow Lawn Craft Beer Harvest, Friday, November 6, 6pm-9pm, entry fee – two non-perishable food items will be donated to FeedMore. Features 15 local Craft Beers, live music Jackass Flats, for details

Ashland Train Day, November 7, 10am- 5pm along the tracks in Downtown Ashland. 112 North Railroad Avenue, train day hotline 804-412-7288 or

Learning To Play in Education: Joining the Maker Movement, hosted by The Steward School and featuring Gary Stager, Ph.D. Tuesday, November 10, at the Bryan Innovation Lab on The Steward School campus. The community is invited to participate. The event includes a workshop and Maker Fair from 3:30pm – 5:30pm featuring wind tunnels, catapults, vibrobots, squishy circuits, scratch activities, robotics and more. Dr. Stager’s lecture and discussion is at 6:30pm. Event is FREE and  RSVPs are recommended; visit  or call (804) 740-3394 for more details.

Holy Rosary Catholic Church Mass Choir Celebration, 3300 R Street, Church Hill, Saturday, November 7th,  4pm, featuring  St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Gayton Road, Maggie Walker Alumni Choir, the Holy Rosary Youth Choir and Mass Choir. Emcee CBS 6 Antoinette Essa. Free event. For more information visit or call 804-226-1105.

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