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This weekend’s top picks in and around Henrico!

OCT 3
The Professional Singles Association (PSA) will host a Happy Hour for 50+ singles at 5 p.m. at Urban Tavern, 10498 Ridgefield Pkwy. There will be specials on beer and wine. Visitors welcome. For details, call Sue at 536-1695 or visit www.psaofrichmond.com.

Enjoy a musical tribute to the legendary Judy Garland featuring Debra Wagoner with pianist Anthony Smith at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and beverages will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit www.artsglenallen.com.

The 10th annual African Film Weekend will be held Oct. 3-4 at the University of Richmond. This event screens new and original African films each fall giving faculty, staff, students and the greater Richmond community the opportunity to learn about cultures and issues in Africa. This cultural celebration also includes a lecture, “The Boko Harman Phenomenon: Challenges for the Nigerian State and Society.” The lecture and film series are free and open to the public. For a complete film festival and more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/mw9hupj.

Village Presbyterian Church, 110 N. Laburnum Ave., will host a Mega Yard Sale to benefit Eastern Henrico FISH from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4. There will be housewares, clothing, toys, books and more for sale. The Sandston Masons will sponsor a blood drive. Hot dogs, desserts and drinks will be available for purchase as well.

The popular Halloween movie “Ghostbusters” will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Zombies will be lurking in the lobby and performing the famous Thriller dance before the movie. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.

OCT 4
Gallmeyer Farms will host its fourth annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Ln. There will be live entertainment, hay rides and pony rides, craft and food vendors, kid’s activities and more. Coolers, chairs and picnics welcome. No pets. Admission is free. For details, visit www.gallmeyerfarms.com.

The Sophie House Collaborate to Eradicate 5K run/walk, a fundraiser to help eradicate breast cancer, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Rd. Race proceeds will benefit the Ellen Shaw de Paredes Foundation, The Sophie House and the Deep Run Marathon Dance. For details and to register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/GlenAllen/TheSophieHouse5K.

The Shady Grove Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Rd., continues its 14th season with Jack Williams at 8 p.m. The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, is shaped by his 54-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Admission is $12 to $15. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For details, call 323-4288 or visit www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com.

The Junior League of Richmond will present its 9th annual Touch a Truck event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richmond International Raceway. This unique and interactive event 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. There will also be entertainment, food trucks, games, mascots and more. Rain or shine. For details, visit www.richmondtouchatruck.org.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness will present the 7th annual Vision Walk at 10 a.m. in Innsbrook. There will be team and individual prizes, snacks and refreshments, kid’s activities, music and more. Rain or shine. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/oa6h53p.

The Richmond Rose Society Show will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Enjoy displays of spectacular specimen roses. Consulting experts will be on hand to answer rose-related questions. Included with regular Garden admission. For details, visit www.lewisginter.org.

 

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