Events Calendar

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October 26th – November 10th

Garden Glow at Maymont Lights Up the Japanese Garden. An enchanting experience will brighten fall nights at Maymont as the historic Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for Garden Glow, held nightly from Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 10, 6 to 10pm. Families, couples and nature lovers of all ages will admire colorful sparkles and shimmers within the cascading waterfall, stroll among towering trees that stand aglow, and marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of winding waterways, rolling hills, bridges and lanterns. Highlights also will include two artistic lighted sculptures, one at the event entrance and one in the garden, designed and created by members of Ikebana of Richmond – a group of artists who practice the art of Japanese flower arrangement.

Celebrate artoberVA with the Children’s Museum’s Art Workshops! Classes include ice painting, clay, watercolor, paper marbling, rockets and more. They even have workshops designed especially for toddlers! Click here for a calendar of artoberVA events.

Tuesday, October 1st

Art Workshops – Ice Painting. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. A fun workshop for kids and there are even special times for toddlers! Free with museum admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Wednesday, October 2nd

Art Workshops – Clay. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. Participants will get to take home a small clay pot and also try their hand with a clay throwing wheel Free with museum admission.

Nature Hikes with Tiny Tykes. 10am Maymont Nature Center and Grounds. Introduce your toddler to the natural delights of autumn on relaxing walks through Maymont! Along the way, we’ll stop and explore our senses of touch, smell and hearing with a variety of short activities. Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. Fee.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  2pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Richmond Kickers Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Thursday, October 3rd

Art Workshops – Water Color. Various Times. Children’s Museum – All Four Locations. Exciting water color workshops and story times throughout the day. Learn about water color techniques and take home your own masterpiece. Free with museum admission.

Family Time. 10:30am-11:30am. Children’s Museum – Fredericksburg. October’s Activity is Puzzle Through It. Puzzles are fun educational tools that offer a variety of benefits. They can be used to relieve stress, and also develop hand- eye, coordination and boost self-esteem; but did you know you puzzles can be used to strengthen math and literacy skills? Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

The (Bumpy) Road Ahead. 6:30-7:30 Orchard House School: 500 North Allen Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220. Adolescence is a time of rapid and intense physical, intellectual, and emotional change for girls, rivaled only by her first few years of life. It is both a thrilling and challenging time for girls as they find themselves on a bridge between childhood and adulthood.The turbulence of these years, while a natural phase of development, can feel overwhelming for girls and parents alike. Join Laura Haskins, Head of School of Orchard House School, as we review current research on girls’ development and confidence and best practices for supporting girls with self-compassion. Leave with an increased awareness of your daughter’s developmental needs and some tools for helping her through some of life’s difficult moments. Seating is limited.

Friday, October 4th

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Special Nights. 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Children’s Museum Chesterfield. The Children’s Museum opens its doors for evenings especially for families with children 15 years old and younger who have challenges or disabilities. You’ll find museum exploration, adapted materials, a cool-down space, and a reduced number of visitors. Free admission for families of children with behavioral health and development challenges. No reservation required.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Kids Fun Night. 6pm-8pm. All Fired Up. Drop off the kids as we create a clay art project, paint, AND enjoy a pizza dinner! The cost is $25 per child and is for ages 6 and up. Reservations are required and space is limited, so call and sign up today.

Free Friday Night Outdoor Movie – Hotel Transylvania 3. 7pm. The Pumpkin Patch at Tom Leonard’s in the Haybale Theater.

Shazam! (PG-13). Henrico Theatre. Fri, Oct 4 at 7pm and Sat, Oct 5 at 2 & 7pm. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments available for $1 per item.

Saturday, October 5th

Kids Workshop – Fire Plane.  9am-Noon.  Local Home Depot stores.  Join the hands-on Kids Workshop and you and your child can build a special project.  All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and must be accompanied by an adult  Registration required – select your local store.  Free.

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  $25 Suggested donation. Scholarships available.

Family Classic Movies – Beetlejuice.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Shazam! (PG-13). Henrico Theatre. Fri, Oct 4 at 7pm and Sat, Oct 5 at 2 & 7pm. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments available for $1 per item.

Richmond Kickers Game.  7pm.  City Stadium.  Fee.

Sunday, October 6th

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Monday, October 7th

Art Workshops – Paper Marbling. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. Participants will get to make marvelous marbled paper with shaving cream. Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Foster Parent Information Session. 6:30pm-7:30pm. HopeTree Family Services, 11745 Chester Road, Chester, VA 23831. Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need? Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child? Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Please join HopeTree Foster Care on October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Chester to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information. Free.

Tuesday, October 8th

Art Workshops – Ice Painting. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. A fun workshop for kids and there are even special times for toddlers! Free with museum admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Foster Parent Information Session. 6:30pm-7:30pm. Baptist General Association of Virginia, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need? Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child? Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Please join HopeTree Foster Care on October 8th at 6:30 p.m. in Richmond to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information. Free.

Wednesday, October 9th

Nature Hikes with Tiny Tykes. 10am Maymont Nature Center and Grounds. Introduce your toddler to the natural delights of autumn on relaxing walks through Maymont! Along the way, we’ll stop and explore our senses of touch, smell and hearing with a variety of short activities. Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. Fee.

Art Workshops – Clay. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Chesterfield. Participants will get to take home a small clay pot and also try their hand with a clay throwing wheel Free with museum admission.

Mommy and Me and Daddy, too. 10am.  The Square at Willow Lawn.  Join Willow Lawn on the second Wednesday of EVERY month from 10am to 11:30am as they  host a free morning out with live entertainment and activities designed to enhance parents´ interaction with their children. This month – Hope Harris and the Cousins Jamboree BRING YOUR KIDDOS IN COSTUME FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING FUN! Free.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  2pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Thursday, October 10th

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Art Workshops – Water Color. Various Times. Children’s Museum – All Four Locations. Exciting water color workshops and story times throughout the day. Learn about water color techniques and take home your own masterpiece. Free with museum admission.

The (Bumpy) Road Ahead. 6:30-7:30pm. Tuckahoe Library: 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229. Adolescence is a time of rapid and intense physical, intellectual, and emotional change for girls, rivaled only by her first few years of life. It is both a thrilling and challenging time for girls as they find themselves on a bridge between childhood and adulthood.The turbulence of these years, while a natural phase of development, can feel overwhelming for girls and parents alike. Join Laura Haskins, Head of School of Orchard House School, as we review current research on girls’ development and confidence and best practices for supporting girls with self-compassion. Leave with an increased awareness of your daughter’s developmental needs and some tools for helping her through some of life’s difficult moments. Seating is limited.

Friday, October 11th

Richmond Folk Festival. October 11th – 13th. 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond. Richmond’s downtown riverfront over three days to celebrate the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. With seven stages and over 30 different genres of music, the Richmond Folk Festival offers something for everyone. Don’t miss the CarMax Family Area where families can discover the wonders of all things “Out of this World!” through crafts, games, and activities designed by the Children’s Museum. Kids (and grown-ups too!) can design their own astronaut helmet, engineer and launch a rocket, search for constellations, and even create a crater! Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated.

Homeschool Leaf Slump Bowl Clay Class. 1pm-2pm. All Fired Up. Students will form and paint a leaf shaped bowl. The cost is $10 plus tax per participating child. Reservations recommended but walk-ins are welcome. Fee.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Glow Jump. 5:15pm. Pump It Up Hanover. Wear your glow friendly clothes and receive necklace and bracelet. Fee.

CarMax $1 Dollar Night.  5pm-7:30pm.  CMoR Downtown, 2626 W Broad St.  Museum admission is only $1 per person for the entire family! Visit the website to get your voucher.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Friday Night Open Gym. 6:45pm-7:45pm. Core Kids Academy. The perfect opportunity to practice gymnastics skills and drills with certified coaches! Open to ages 4+. Preregistration is required for all special events, as space is limited. You can enroll online or by phone at (804) 740-0079. Fee.

Free Friday Night Outdoor Movie – It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. 7pm. The Pumpkin Patch at Tom Leonard’s in the Haybale Theater.

Saturday, October 12th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  $25 Suggested donation. Scholarships available.

To the Rescue Musical Playdate and Field Trip. 10:00am-10:45am. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. A musical playdate all about those that come to our rescue! Fireman and police take center-stage through musical songs, sounds, and dancing. After class take a little field trip to the fire station to see it in person (families will meet across the street with their little one, optional). $15/child.

Family Classic Movies – Gremlins.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Fall Festival. 10am – 2pm. Chick-fil-A Willow Lawn, 4920 W Broad St, Richmond. Kids can enjoy a bounce House, Petting Zoo, and Face Painting. Free.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Girls in Medicine Camp-In. Science Museum of Virginia. Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13, 2019; 6 pm – 9 am. Third through fifth grade girls join forces with professional women in medicine for this special Camp-In. Fee.

Sunday, October 13th

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Monday, October 14th

Cartwheel Clinic. 10-11am. CORE Kids Academy. This clinic is designed to help introduce and improve the cartwheel and round-off, and is suitable for beginner, experienced beginner, and intermediate levels. Drills will focus on breaking down the cartwheel to teach proper form and technique. Ages 4+. Preregistration is required for special events, as space is limited. You can enroll online or by phone at (804) 740-0079. Fee.

Ninja Skills Clinic. 11:15 am-12:15pm. CORE Kids Academy. This clinic is designed to help introduce and improve a variety of ninja skills to help ninjas work towards the next level. Skills that will be worked on include gargoyle pullover, back handsprings, and progressions for flips. Suitable for beginner, experienced beginner, and intermediate levels. Ages 5+.
Preregistration is required for special events, as space is limited. You can enroll online or by phone at (804) 740-0079. Fee.

Art Workshops – Paper Marbling. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Fredericksburg. Participants will get to make marvelous marbled paper with shaving cream. Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Tuesday, October 15th

Art Workshops – Ice Painting. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. A fun workshop for kids and there are even special times for toddlers! Free with museum admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Wednesday, October 16th

Aladdin (PG). Wed, Oct 16 at 10am and Sat, Oct 19 at 2 & 7pm. Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments available for $1 per item.

Nature Hikes with Tiny Tykes. 10am Maymont Nature Center and Grounds. Introduce your toddler to the natural delights of autumn on relaxing walks through Maymont! Along the way, we’ll stop and explore our senses of touch, smell and hearing with a variety of short activities. Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. Fee.

Art Workshops – Clay. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Short Pump. Participants will get to take home a small clay pot and also try their hand with a clay throwing wheel Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  2pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Thursday, October 17th

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Regency Kids Club.  10am-11am.  Regency Square, 1420 N Parham Rd, Richmond. This month enjoy storytime. Free.

Art Workshops – Water Color. Various Times. Children’s Museum – All Four Locations. Exciting water color workshops and story times throughout the day. Learn about water color techniques and take home your own masterpiece. Free with museum admission.

Friday, October 18th

Art Workshops – Rockets. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. Blast off with this S.T.E.A.M focused activity. Learn about the science behind rockets then design and launch your own.. Free with museum admission.

Preschool Pottery Time. 10:30. All Fired Up. This week – Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Come to story time and listen as we read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. After the story your child will paint a leaf shaped plate! The cost is a special introductory rate of $18 plus tax per participating child. Reservations recommended.

Family Time. 10:30am-11:30am. Children’s Museum – Short Pump. October’s Activity is Puzzle Through It. Puzzles are fun educational tools that offer a variety of benefits. They can be used to relieve stress, and also develop hand- eye, coordination and boost self-esteem; but did you know you puzzles can be used to strengthen math and literacy skills? Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Science After Dark: Glow. 5 -9pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Make glow-in-the dark art, play GLOW games, check out fluorescent satellites, see GLOW dancers and fire spinners and more! At 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm, explore the universe in our all-live Planetarium Show;. After the shows, step outside to stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society, weather permitting.

Tuckahoe YMCA Trunk or Treat. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Tuckahoe YMCA. A fun- filled evening of trick- or -treating, hayrides, face painting, music and candy! FREE and open to the community! There will be prizes for the best costume and best trunk. No registration required.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Free Friday Night Outdoor Movie – Monster Family. 7pm. The Pumpkin Patch at Tom Leonard’s in the Haybale Theater.

Pullover & Back Hip Circle Clinic. 7-8pm. CORE Kids Academy. This clinic is designed to help students improve their pullover and back hip circle, and is suitable for beginner, experienced beginner, and intermediate levels. Drills will focus on breaking down both skills to teach proper form, technique and increase upper body strength. Ages 5+. Preregistration is required for special events, as space is limited. You can enroll online or by phone at (804) 740-0079. Fee.

Saturday, October 19th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  $25 Suggested donation. Scholarships available.

Junior League of Richmond’s 14th Annual Touch a Truck. 10am – 3pm. Richmond International Raceway. A unique and interactive event that 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. Vehicles on display routinely include construction trucks, emergency responders, tractor trailers, utility trucks, and helicopters. The event also features face painting, inflatables, games, and crafts. There is fun for children and adults alike! Fee.

The 38th Annual Midlothian Village Day Festival & Craft Fair. 10am -3pm. Midlothian Middle School 13501 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian. The Festival is a community day filled with fun activities for the whole family. There will be crafters, community booths, games, inflatables, entertainment, food vendors, a raffle and more! There is no cost for admission to the Festival.

Family Classic Movies – Hotel Transylvania.  10am.  The Byrd Theater.  Featuring a classic WB cartoon & Mighty Wurlitzer concert before each show. $4 per ticket.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Aladdin (PG). Wed, Oct 16 at 10am and Sat, Oct 19 at 2 & 7pm. Henrico Theatre. Tickets just $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments available for $1 per item.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Stories at the Museum.  11am.  Virginia Museum of History & Culture, formerly the Virginia Historical Society.  Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity during Stories at the Museum.   Included with admission.

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival. Noon-6pm. Arthur Ashe Blvd. A day full of Fall Harvest Fun with live music, kid’s activities, local food trucks, cold beer + cocktails, and the Costume Contest!!

Sunday, October 20th

Goblins & Gourds. 10am-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin decorating, good green fun in the Children’s Garden. Free with Regular Garden admission.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Monday, October 21st

Art Workshops – Paper Marbling. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Chesterfield. Participants will get to make marvelous marbled paper with shaving cream. Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Tuesday, October 22nd

Preschool Pottery Time. 10:30. All Fired Up. This week – Pete the Cat and five Little Pumpkins. Pete the Cat is a laid back lovable cat who has some Halloween fun with five little pumpkins. After the story your child will get the chance to paint their own pumpkin plate! The cost is a special introductory rate of $18 plus tax per participating child. Reservations recommended.

Art Workshops – Ice Painting. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. A fun workshop for kids and there are even special times for toddlers! Free with museum admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Wednesday, October 23rd

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Nature Hikes with Tiny Tykes. 10am Maymont Nature Center and Grounds. Introduce your toddler to the natural delights of autumn on relaxing walks through Maymont! Along the way, we’ll stop and explore our senses of touch, smell and hearing with a variety of short activities. Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child. Fee.

Art Workshops – Clay. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Fredericksburg. Participants will get to take home a small clay pot and also try their hand with a clay throwing wheel Free with museum admission.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  2pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Thursday, October 24th

Art Workshops – Water Color. Various Times. Children’s Museum – All Four Locations. Exciting water color workshops and story times throughout the day. Learn about water color techniques and take home your own masterpiece. Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Friday, October 25th

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Just Say Boo Halloween Music Class. 10:00-10:45am. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. Grab that costume and enjoy a Halloween Music Class with Melody Magic! Move and groove to some favorite Halloween tunes (nothing scary!), play some instruments, and use your imaginations! Ages 0-5 years with an adult. Advance registration required online. Costume Friendly! $15/child.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Art Workshops – Rockets. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Chesterfield. Blast off with this S.T.E.A.M focused activity. Learn about the science behind rockets then design and launch your own.. Free with museum admission.

Romp n’ Roll Halloween Bash. 4pm-5:30pm. Romp n’ Roll West End & Midlothian. Mummy and Daddy, bring your little pumpkins to Romp n’ Roll this Halloween for a not-so-scary good time. Crafts, games, raffles, activities, and a festive snack. It’s Halloween fun for the whole family, Rompy style! They encourage costumes, but please no glitter or restricting costumes. This is a grown-up inclusive event and is for children through five years of age. Member: $15 per child. NonMember: $20 per child. Sibling: $10 per child. Midlothian Sign Up: https://rompnroll.com/midlothian/camps-events West End Sign Up: https://rompnroll.com/glen-allen/camps-events

Glow Jump. 5:15pm. Pump It Up Hanover. Wear your glow friendly clothes and receive necklace and bracelet. Fee.

22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival. 5pm-7pm. Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. Trick or Treat with the merchants, Special Henrico Police presentation, Interactive Fire Truck Display and more! Free.

Truck or Treat. 5:30pm. Shady Grove YMCA. Enjoy crafts, inflatables, and a food truck that will run from 5:30 -8:00 p.m. There will also be a magic show from 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the community.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian and West End locations. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! Children do not need to be potty-trained. To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Haunted Henricus – Things that Go Bump in the Night. 7pm. Henricus Historical Park. This weekend, legends and tales from Europe and the early colonies come to life before your eyes! What will you encounter out in the darkness? Will it be the Headless Horseman? The demon hounds of the Wild Hunt? Deals with the devil gone wrong? Find out, at Things that Go Bump in the Night! Light refreshments served. Tours not appropriate for children under 6. Fee.

Free Friday Night Outdoor Movie – Casper. 7pm. The Pumpkin Patch at Tom Leonard’s in the Haybale Theater.

Ninja Night. 6:45pm. CORE Kids Academy. 2-hours of dynamic Ninja training, complete with our fast-paced ninja circuits and our warp wall! After working up a sweat with all our training and hardwork, refuel with pizza! Open to ages 3+ (must be potty trained). Preregistration is required for special events, as space is limited. You can enroll online or by phone at (804) 740-0079. Fee.

Saturday, October 26th

Romp n’ Roll Halloween Bash. 9-10:30am & 11am-12:30pm. Romp n’ Roll West End & Midlothian. Mummy and Daddy, bring your little pumpkins to Romp n’ Roll this Halloween for a not-so-scary good time. Crafts, games, raffles, activities, and a festive snack. It’s Halloween fun for the whole family, Rompy style! They encourage costumes, but please no glitter or restricting costumes. This is a grown-up inclusive event and is for children through five years of age. Member: $15 per child. NonMember: $20 per child. Sibling: $10 per child. Midlothian Sign Up: https://rompnroll.com/midlothian/camps-events West End Sign Up: https://rompnroll.com/glen-allen/camps-events

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Varied locations.  Facilitated by the Relationship Foundation of Virginia.    This unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  $25 Suggested donation. Scholarships available.

Innsbrook’s Pumpkin Palooza. 10am-4pm. Family-friendly harvest festival complete with punkin dunkin via old-fashioned trebuchets and cross-bows, battle of the bands, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, food trucks, kidszone, pony rides, petting zoo. Plus, craft beverages for adults too! Fun for all ages. Benefits Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.

Just Say Boo Halloween Music Class. 10:00-10:45am. Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive. Grab that costume and enjoy a Halloween Music Class with Melody Magic! Move and groove to some favorite Halloween tunes (nothing scary!), play some instruments, and use your imaginations! Ages 0-5 years with an adult. Advance registration required online. Costume Friendly! $15/child.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors.  10am-11am.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden.  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in the fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

OktoberFest. 11am-4pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Live music, local food, and beer for purchase; games and prizes. Bring canned goods to benefit FeedMore. Sponsored by Meriwether Godsey. Free with Regular Garden admission.

Scarytown. Noon-4pm. Carytown. List of activities: *12-2 pm Location: Carytown, participating merchants Trick-or-treating at all stores displaying a pumpkin sign. *12-4 pm Location: Capital One
Capital One has teamed up with CultureWorks Richmond and will have Halloween dance performances. They’ll also be teaching a Thriller dance, passing out cake pops, and have face painting! *2:30-4 pm Location: Carytown (beginning at The Byrd Theatre & Foundation)
The famous Richmond Zombie Walk! This is a Richmond favorite event and quite the site to behold. Don’t get too close, the zombies get hungry while walking through Carytown.

Halloween Hoopla! 1pm-5pm. Children’s Museum Downtown. Dress up in your favorite costume for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, pumpkin experiments, and MORE! Advanced registration for Halloween Hoopla is suggested. This is a ticketed event. Fee.

Haunted Henricus Jr. – Things That Go Bump in the Afternoon. 2pm. Henricus Historical Park. Join the Education Department for stories, a treats tour of both the Powhatan and colonial sites, and a 17th century make-&-take craft. All children must be accompanied by one or more adults. Fee.

Haunted Henricus – Things that Go Bump in the Night. 7pm. Henricus Historical Park. This weekend, legends and tales from Europe and the early colonies come to life before your eyes! What will you encounter out in the darkness? Will it be the Headless Horseman? The demon hounds of the Wild Hunt? Deals with the devil gone wrong? Find out, at Things that Go Bump in the Night! Light refreshments served. Tours not appropriate for children under 6. Fee.

Sunday, October 27th

Trunk or Treat at Hardywood West Creek Benefiting SCAN. Noon-4pm.
Hardywood West Creek. Join Hardywood and other local businesses, organizations and community members as they park and decorate the trunk of their car or tent and pass out candy as kids “trunk or treat” from car-to-car. Trunk or Treat allows kids to have all the trick-or-treating fun without crossing streets or worrying about traffic. In addition to trunk or treating, guests can enjoy family-friendly fall activities, food trucks, and enter a raffle for a chance to win a few awesome prizes! Trunk or Treat is free to attend. All ages welcome!

Garden Art. 2pm-3pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden. Use provided materials to explore and reflect on your own Garden experience. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required.

Animal Presentations.  Various Times.  Maymont Nature Center.  Enjoy these presentations. Some presentations are free, other require a fee.

Monday, October 28th

Art Workshops – Paper Marbling. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Short Pump. Participants will get to make marvelous marbled paper with shaving cream. Free with museum admission.

Family Time. 10:30am-11:30am. Children’s Museum – Chesterfield. October’s Activity is Puzzle Through It. Puzzles are fun educational tools that offer a variety of benefits. They can be used to relieve stress, and also develop hand- eye, coordination and boost self-esteem; but did you know you puzzles can be used to strengthen math and literacy skills? Free with museum admission.

Homeschool Clay Pumpkin Class. 1pm-2pm. All Fired Up. In celebration of the fall season form and paint clay pumpkins. The cost is $10 plus tax per participating child. Reservations recommended but walk-ins are welcome. Fee.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Fall Fest. 5pm-7pm. American Family Fitness Short Pump, 11760 W Broad St, Richmond. Trunk or Treat, bounce houses, hayride, pumpkin patch, games, costume contest, DJ, food truck, and much more! Fun for the whole family and pets too!

Tuesday, October 29th

4 R’s for Readiness: Preparing Pre-School Students for Kindergarten. 8:30am. Children’s Museum – Short Pump. 4 R’s for Readiness (Routines, Requirements, Relationships, Right Fit), an informative program focused on preparing your preschool-age child for kindergarten and a lifetime love of learning. $5 per adult and FREE childcare is provided for the first 20 children registered.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Art Workshops – Ice Painting. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. A fun workshop for kids and there are even special times for toddlers! Free with museum admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

Wednesday, October 30th

Art Workshops – Clay. Various Times. Children’s Museum – Downtown. Participants will get to take home a small clay pot and also try their hand with a clay throwing wheel Free with museum admission.

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Thursday, October 31st

Open Jump.  Various Times. Pump It Up Hanover.  Fee.

Art Workshops – Water Color. Various Times. Children’s Museum – All Four Locations. Exciting water color workshops and story times throughout the day. Learn about water color techniques and take home your own masterpiece. Free with museum admission.

Squirrel-O-Ween 2019. 4pm-7pm. Flying Squirrels Baseball at The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard, Richmond. Trick-or-treating, hay rides, costume contests, games in the Food Lion Party Den & more FUNN! FREE for all ages.