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This weekend’s top picks in and around Henrico!
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., will host Generation Z Games – Halloween! for ages 6-12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wear your costume and participate in a costume contest and dance to the monster mash. Space is limited to the first 50 children. Admission is free. For details, call 290-0305 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
Tom Leonard’s free Friday Night Movie at the Pumpkin Patch will feature “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. in the outdoor haybale theater. There will be cider and hot chocolate. Tom Leonard’s is located at 4150 Tom Leonard Dr. near Short Pump. For details, call 364-5800 or visit www.tomleonards.com.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd., will host a chamber music concert at 8 p.m. featuring Richmond Symphony musicians Ellen Cockerham and Jason McComb, guitarist Andrew McEvoy, and pianist Daniel Stipe. A reception will follow. Children are welcome. Admission is free. For details, www.trinityrichmond.net.
Join Highland Springs Fire Station #3 in the dedication of their new fire engine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1310 E. Washington St. Take a tour of your neighborhood fire house and meet your local firefighters and paramedics. There will also be a mini health fair with information and free screenings, and food. All are welcome.
The Short Pump Ruritan Club's 24th Annual Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd. More than 70 crafters will be participating featuring a variety of items, including handmade watches, dolls, floral arrangements, wreaths, jewelry, purses, fall and holiday décor, dog collars and clothes, baked goods, jams and jellies and more. In addition there will be face painting for children, raffles throughout the day, and lunch concessions. Admission is free. For details, call 360-2371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Central Virginia Kidney Walk will start at 10:30 a.m. at Anthem, 2015 Staples Mill Rd. Kidney Walk, the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease, raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/k5vzfzf.
St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd., will host the second annual Trick-or-Trot 5K to benefit Brook Road Academy from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be Halloween-themed fun for all ages including a costume contest, live music, prizes and more. Registration is $15 to $30. Register and learn more at www.trick-or-trot.com.
Fetch a Cure’s fourth annual Mutt Strutt will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy. The day begins with a one-mile walk with furry friends to raise awareness about pet cancer and to kick-off “SPOTS” Pet Cancer Awareness Month. A vendor fair with kids’ and pets’ activities will follow the walk. Registration is $20 to $30. For details, visit www.fetchacure.org/event/mutt-strutt.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., will host Goblins and Gourds from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate harvest time in the Children’s Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting and more. Admission is $8 to $12. For details, visit www.lewisginter.org.
Three Lakes Park, 400 Sausiluta Dr., will host Pumpkin Palooza from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be pumpkin decorating, a seed spitting contest, fall crafting, cider and roasted marshmallows, spooky tales and more. Admission is free. Registration is required. For details, call 501-5096 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.