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Deep Run Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host Generation Z Games – Water Play! for ages 6-12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy water-themed games, relays and other activities. Space is limited to the first 50 children. Admission is free. For details, call 290-0305 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will hold a fall plant sale from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. Regional vendors will be selling rare and interesting plants, unique landscape objects and other items for your garden. The sale is free with Garden admission. For details, visit www.lewisginter.org.
Oak Hall Baptist Church, 1877 Old Hanover Rd. in Sandston, will host a free community block party from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be children’s activities, a bounce house, K9 unit demonstration, cornhole and basketball tournaments (registration required), car show, music, BINGO, food and more. All are invited. For tournament registration and more information, call 737-5812 or visit www.oakhallbc.org.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m. at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Brook Road Campus. Walkers and runners of all ages can participate in the four mile course, while the Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course provides a special opportunity and challenge for children between the ages of 5-10. There will be post-race refreshments, kids’ activities, costume contest, music and more. For details, visit www.chfrace.org.
USA Dance will host a Ballroom Dance Exhibition on the second floor of Regency Square Mall from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Professional and amateur dancers will be providing exhibitions of the various ballroom dances. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit www.usadance.org.
An Electronics Recycling & Stop ID Theft document shredding event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1400 Best Plaza Drive. Items accepted free of charge include computer systems and accessories, printers, scanners, VCRs, stereos and microwave ovens; televisions cost $7 to recycle. Bring up to two boxes or three paper grocery bags of personal information to shred for free. For details, call 340-0900 (recycling) and 501-4838 (shredding).
Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Days, an annual event which celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities planned include living history re-enactments, weapons demonstrations, Virginia Indian and Colonial songs and dance, hands-on educational activities, crafts, storytelling, food vendors and more. Admission is free; parking is $5 per vehicle. For details, visit www.henricus.org.
The Glen Allen Ruritan Club, in association with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, will host Glen Allen Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Rd. There will be a parade, live entertainment on two stages, an arts and crafts fair, food and more. There will also be children’s activities including a petting zoo, face painting, games and more. Admission and parking are free. For details, visit www.glenallenday.org.
Deep Run Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy., will host an Open House Art Sampler from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a gallery exhibit and try your hand at projects like mosaics, origami, bead making and fiber arts. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The production features Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit www.modlin.richmond.edu.
Southern Season, 2250 Staples Mill Rd., will continue its Kid Chef Series at 2 p.m. Families with children ages 6-9 will make a Disney-themed meal. The menu includes Peter Pan’s Green Goddess Dressing atop Cucumber, Celery and Greens; Phineas and Ferb Bento Box; Minnie Mouse Cupcakes; and Tinker Bell's Dragonfly Cookies. Cost is $35. Registration is required. For details, visit www.southernseason.com/events/richmond.