October 28th – November 3rd

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Exhibit Boost and IMAX films Flight of the Butterflies,  Hubble and Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Today – Sunday, November 3rd 

Narnia by CharacterWorks.    Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theatre.  The first and most famous story of The Chronicles of Narnia has become a musical presentation of this unique, enchanted world filled with creatures and spirits of myth and fable, both good and evil, demonic and transcendent.

Monday, October 28th

Garden Art Studio.  1pm-3pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Drop-in the Garden Art Studio beside the hidden tunnel and unfold your creative energy. Use provided materials to collaborate, explore and reflect on your own Garden experience.  Free with garden admission.

Read 2 Rover.  6pm-7pm.  Chester Library, Chesterfield.  For children struggling with reading, the comfort and companionship of the therapy dogs helps to turn something stressful into an activity that is fun and soothing. No registration is required. For more information call 804-768-7941.  Other dates and locations available – check the website.  Free.

Halloween Fair.   6:30pm-7:30pm.  Glen Allen Library, Henrico County.  Not-too-spooky games and crafts. Trick-or-treating stations will be set up throughout the library, so don’t forget to wear your costume.  Free.

Halloween Magic. 7pm-8pm.    Sandston Library, Henrico County.  An evening of Halloween Magic with Mr. B.  This program is limited to the first sixty people.  Free.

Tuesday, October 29th

Ancient America.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Ancient America.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Fee.

Garden Explorations for Families- Trees. 3:30pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Children (all ages) with accompanying adult. Enjoy story time and a fun-filled adventure while exploring different areas of the Garden. Observe your surroundings using a variety of hands-on activities and take-home treasures. Themes change each month and new stories, activities and garden areas are introduced each week. Garden Explorations for Families is an excellent opportunity for homeschoolers! Fee.

Halloween Fire and Ice.  3:30pm.  Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County.  Mad Science of Central Virginia will amaze kids ages 5 – 11. NOTE: Program is limited to school aged children only.  Free.

Read 2 Rover.  4:30pm-5:30pm.  Central Library,  Chesterfield, VA.  For children struggling with reading, the comfort and companionship of the therapy dogs helps to turn something stressful into an activity that is fun and soothing. No registration is required. For more information call 804-768-7941.  Other dates and locations available – check the website.  Free.

Things that Go BUMP! 6pm-7pm.  North Park Library, Henrico County.  From ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Calling all tweens (ages 10-14) for scary stories from all around the world.  Free.

Kooky Costume Concert.  6:30-7:30pm.   Cochrane Rockville Library.  The Hanover Concert Band performs (in costume!) spectacular spooky seasonal tunes from stage & screen to tingle your spine and tantalize your ears. Wear your own costume (if you dare!) or have your face painted. Ghoulish snacks & savories provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. Information (804) 749-3146.  Free

Halloween Magic Show.  7pm-8pm.   Fairfield Library, Henrico County.  Celebrate Halloween with a magic show starring the amazing Mr. B. Halloween treats will be shared at the end of the show.  Free.

Wednesday, October 30th

Krafty Kids.  11:30am-12:30pm.  Varina Library, Henrico County.  Make a Halloween craft.  Free.

Drop in and Dig!  1pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. So join us to learn how much fun gardening with children can be!   Free with Garden Admission.

Spooky Fun.  4:30pm-5:30pm.  West End Library, City of Richmond.  Bring the whole family to enjoy fall stories and a craft. Costumes are appreciated but not required. Sign up by calling 804-646-1877.

Hoot and Howl Halloween.  6pm-9pm.  Rockwood Park, Chesterfield County.  Games with prizes and crafts for the kids alongside live acoustic music. Hop on the hay wagon, sit by the campfire or take a spooky hike. Free.

Teen Scare-o-Thon.   7pm-8pm.  North Park Library, Henrico County.  Halloween food and fun…if your dare! Middle and high school students are welcome. Costumes are optional.  Free.

Thursday, October 31st

Treats with No Tricks.  1pm-3pm.   The Armour House & Gardens.  Ages 3 – 6 will make some creature crafts and play goblin games. Register 804-501-7275.  Free.

Halloween Hoopla with CMoR.  4pm-8pm.   Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central.  Pack up your princesses, ghosts, and superheros and head over to the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s annual Halloween Hoopla. This event is FREE for kids and only $4 for adults! Kids are invited to play in the museum, trick-or-treat in our spooky village, play Halloween themed games, and win prizes! Costumes for both adults and children are highly encouraged. Don’t worry, there is nothing spooky about Halloween at the Children’s Museum of Richmond!  Fee.

Art Like an Egyptian.  4:15pm-6pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

Halloween Fun!  5pm.  Regency Square Mall.  Bring the kids out for trick-or-treat fun at Regency Square!  Meet and greet the Chick-fil-A Cow and moms can enjoy treats from The Body Shop & more!  Free.

Halloween Spooktacular.  6pm-8pm.  Virginia Center Commons.  Little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses can come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Spooktacular at the JCPenney Court. Free.

Friday, November 1st

Details That Matter.  5pm-6:30pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Teen Programs. Fee.

GLOW!  5pm-8pm. Science Museum of Virginia.  Create your own art at a giant, bright light box! Try your hand at glow in the dark bowling as you discover phosphorescence. Check out glowing Mentos Geysers and write with light on a magical shadow wall as you figure out fluorescence – and make sure you see glow in the dark drinks and Jello making. Included with exhibit admission, free for members.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30-7:30pm.  CMoR Central.  An evening especially for children 10 years old and younger who have special needs and their families.  Enjoy museum exploration, adapted materials, special activities, and reduced number of visitors on this special night. Children will have access and learning opportunities, but most importantly they’ll have fun!

Fearless Friday.  6pm-9pm.  Challenge Discovery, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond.   experience a two-level high ropes course that is more than a football field in length. The Odyssey Course is comprised of 8 different team challenges, 4 at the 25 ft. level and 4 at the 40 ft. level. At the end, climbers race down to the ground on dual zip lines. Participants must be at least 12.  Fee.

Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd

Cinema Classics ‘Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone’.  November 1st 7pm-9pm and the 2nd at 3pm.   Henrico Theatre.  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

UkeFest.  Enjoy a music filled weekend celebrating the ukulele with concerts; workshops for the beginner to the advanced players; open-mic and jam sessions; and an array of vendors and artisans that focus on the ukulele and related products.  Fee.

Friday, November 1st – Sunday, November 3rd

Richmond Ballet: 30th Anniversary Celebration Performance.  Richmond CenterStage.  Fee.

Saturday, November 2nd

Venomous Snakes Exhibit Opens. All Day. Maymont Nature Center. Included with Nature Center admission.

Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day.  10am-4pm.  This special event will focus on the Civil War medical story, with re-enactors portraying surgeons, soldiers and even a special appearance by Clara Barton.  The house and grounds will be open to the public for the first time during this event. Free.

Ashland Train Day.  10am-5pm.  A railroad themed event for the whole family.  Free.

Mark Nizer Experience. 10am. Richmond CenterStage, Gottwald Playhouse. A combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that promises a spellbinding show. Fee.

Build The Home Depot’s Spectacular Tabletop Ship! 9am-Noon. Local. Home Depot Stores. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all The Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Register online. Free.

Appomattox River Hike. 9:30am-3pm. Chesterfield County. Ages 12 and up are invited to hike along this designated scenic river. Register: 804-748-1623. Fee.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of history books related to famous Virginians and a craft. No pre-registration required. Free.

A Stitch in Time. 12:30pm-3:30pm. Meadow Farm Museum, Henrico County. Watch and learn as the women darn and mend the families’ clothing to be used again and again. Free.

Teens Write In. 2pm-3:30pm. Tuckahoe Library, Henrico County. Learn from local young adult author J. Curtis Mace how to write a book from scratch. Register: 804-290-9000. Free.

Kid Khaos. 1pm-2:30pm. Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. Ages 4 – 6 will have an afternoon of games galore, Xbox, Kinect, PS3 and more. Register: 804-501-7275. Free.

Paws to R.E.A.D. 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County.  Kids can practice their reading by sharing a book with a cute, loveable dog at the library. Limited to children 6 years and older, please register online. Free.

Spiders Football Kid’s Club Game: Richmond vs. Albany. 4pm-7pm. Robins Stadium, University of Richmond. It is homecoming and children 13 and under can join the Kid’s Club to get FREE tickets! Call 1-877-SPIDER-1 for more info.

Romp n’ Roll Mechanicsville Kids Night Out.  5pm-8pm.  6300 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do you!  Parents get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner at Romp n’ Roll!  No need to be a member; register by calling 804-364-6363. ($30 per child, member and sibling discounts apply)

Saturday, November 2nd – December 31st

Block by Block: National Tour.  Children’s Museum Chesterfield location.  This exhibition features ten landmark skyscrapers from around the world and visitors can create their own architectural marvels with blocks.  Free with museum admission.

Sunday, November 3rd

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival.  11:30am-4:30pm.  Berkeley Plantation, Charles City, VA.  Celebrate the first Thanksgiving in America, held at Berkeley Plantation on December 4, 1619.   Re-enactors, musicians and magicians, The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers perform, choral groups, colonial period games and activities. There will be a parade, including horse-drawn carriages and pipe and drum performers. And more!  Fee for parking.  Free.

Open Studio Sundays.  Noon-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs.  Enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection.  Free.

Cheer Challenge All-Stars County Battle Cheer Competition.  Richmond Coliseum.  Fee.