This week’s calendar

Boulevard Pumpkin Festival; Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War Specialty Walking Tour; Mashing Gives You Wings; Scarytown; Carver Walking Tour; Carytown Farmers Market ; Squirrel-O-Ween; City Council Formal Meeting; Byrd House Market; Family of Assassins: The Surratts of Maryland; Community Harvest Festival at the Siegel Center; Halloween; MORE…


Boulevard Pumpkin Festival

Sat Oct 26 12:00 pm
Kicking off what the organizers hope will become an annual tradition, the Boulevard Pumpkin Festival will take over North Boulevard this Saturday. MORE:

Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War Specialty Walking Tour

Sat Oct 26 2:00 pm
From the Pyramid to the gravesite of Jefferson Davis, high above the James River, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of Confederates. Come visit the graves of such notables as J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee, Jefferson Davis and many others whose stories continue to capture our imagination 150 years after the Civil War began. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. / Valentine Richmond History Center

Mashing Gives You Wings

Sat Oct 26 3:00 pm
An alley cat bike race at Monroe Park. MORE:


Sat Oct 26
!… in Carytown. Trick-or-Treating for kids, Pumpkin Crafting, Zombie Walk, Light the Night Walk. MORE:

Carver Walking Tour

Sun Oct 27 2:00 pm
First settled by Jewish and German tradespeople, Carver became a vibrant African American neighborhood in the early 1900′s and today is a mix of students, singles, young families and elderly residents. The walk passes schools, churches, businesses and examples of Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne style architecture. Meet near the flagpole at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, 1000 N. Lombardy Street (at W. Leigh). / Valentine Richmond History Center

Carytown Farmers Market

Sun Oct 27 11:00 am
The Carytown Farmers Market is the city’s only Sunday market. We are starting our 2013 season April 14 and will be located in the Carytown Cleaners parking lot at 3300 West Cary Street.


Sun Oct 27 2:00 pm
The Richmond Flying Squirrels will host their 3rd Annual Squirreloween event at The Diamond from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 27th in collaboration with the RVA Card. The event is FREE and open to the public. In addition to free trick-or-treating through The Diamond suites, kids can decorate mini-pumpkins, take part in a costume contest and enjoy a variety of inflatable games. Local band The Hit List will be performing on the main stage throughout the course of the event.

Meanwhile, the RVA Card Halloween Carnival will enhance the event by spreading activities through The Diamond parking lots and onto the playing surface itself. Keeping with the local flavor, GrowRVA will be featuring healthy food options from a variety of local vendors, farmers and food trucks. All proceeds will benefit another great community cause in FeedRVA.

The Carnival will then sprawl into right field as event goers will have the chance to take part in a variety of family-friendly games and activities. Each activity will be hosted by a featured RVA business. Family-friendly activities include; scary yoga, Quidditch practice, Halloween music medley, an RVA ghost history, performances from McBeth Music and RVA Has Talent artists.

For the first time, the event will feature a beer garden in The Diamond Tailgate Zone (1st Base Side), and there will be live music in that area throughout the event. Even the costume contest will get a face lift for the 3rd annual event. RVA Fashion Week models will join youngsters to strut their stuff and show off their costumes on the runway in right field.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Oct 28 6:00 pm
Every 2nd and 4th Mon – Responsible for deciding official Council action, which includes discussing, adopting, rejecting, and amending laws and approving the budget. Formal meetings include a time for pubic comment and are televised live on the local PBS station and are replayed in Richmond on Government Access Channel 17, beginning at Noon and 7:00 p.m. daily.

Richmond Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall, 2nd floor; 900 E. Broad Street

Typically the second and fourth Monday of each month; 6:00-8:30 p.m. (With the exception of August, when no Formal meetings are held, and holidays)

Byrd House Market

Tue Oct 29 3:30 pm
Every Tuesday. Byrd House Market at William Byrd Community House is a food-focused farmers market serving the community weekly on Tuesday afternoons. We provide a place and time for 25-30 food growers and makers to come together with food shoppers who want fresh, local and sustainable produced food for their lives. Every Tuesday. Byrd House Market at William Byrd Community House is a food-focused farmers market serving the community weekly on Tuesday afternoons. We provide a place and time for 25-30 food growers and makers to come together with food shoppers who want fresh, local and sustainable produced food for their lives. Byrd House Market operates on Tuesdays, May through October. MORE:

Family of Assassins: The Surratts of Maryland

Thu Oct 31 12:00 pm
Banner Lecture Series at the Virginia Historical Society / Everyone knows about John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. But what about Mary Surratt, the boardinghouse keeper who “kept the nest that hatched the egg” of assassination and was the first woman executed by the United States government? Or her son John, a Confederate courier and boon companion to Booth, who fled through Canada and Britain to Vatican City, ending up as a Papal Zouave until he was chased across the Mediterranean and hauled back to face a Washington, D.C., jury that deadlocked and set him free? David O. Stewart, author of several works of American history, will trace the authentic checkered career of this notorious family, who also feature prominently in his first historical novel, The Lincoln Deception, which explores unanswered questions about the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.

Community Harvest Festival at the Siegel Center

Thu Oct 31 6:00 pm
On the evening of Halloween, Delegate McClellan will host her 8th Annual Harvest Festival at the Siegel Center, providing a safe place for children to trick or treat. Thanks to the generosity of numerous community co-sponsors, over 1,500 children of all ages will enjoy activities such as face painting, henna tattoos, story time, clowns, magicians, games, dancing, and of course, candy.

Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be provided.

VCU Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street


Thu Oct 31 !2:00 pm
Keep an eye out for the kiddies


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