Art Splash!
Sat, Aug 22, 2-4pm,  Eastern Henrico Recreation Center
Dive into creativity at this art showcase! See artists at work and get an early peek at what we have in store for fall! Check out some original creations in our student art exhibit. Get your feet wet and complete an original project to take home! Information:

BUGSTOCK: A ‘60s VW Happening!
Sun, Aug 23, noon-4pm, Twin Hickory Park
Let’s go retro and return to the 1960s! Enjoy a groovy afternoon of tie-dye, flower power and Volkswagen Bugs and Buses! Enjoy 60’s family fun, music and games including hula hoops and twister as we get swarmed by Beetles for a bug-only cruise-in and show! Have fun reminiscing about your VW roots, while sharing ‘60s, Woodstock, and Herbie stories! Vote for your favorite VW’s while admiring the Richmond Region AACA and Central VA Vintage VW club classic vehicles. Food trucks will be available to refresh the palate! Information:

Music and Movie Night in the Park!
Mon, Aug 31, 7-9:30pm, Dorey Park
Enjoy a night out in the park that includes both a concert and a movie! Henrico Concert Band will start off the evening with music from your favorite movies and television shows. Next, an outdoor showing of the movie, Up will take you on a hilarious journey with an unlikely duo of explorers who launch out to explore the globe via thousands of balloons. Information:

Grand Family Affair
Sun, Sep 13, 2-4pm, Walkerton Tavern
A timeless way to celebrate and play! Take a giant step back into time and join us for an afternoon of lawn games and 19th century fun as we pay tribute to National Grandparents’ Day 2015. Bring the whole family, to this multi-generational event. Free. Information:

Glen Allen Day
Sat, Sep 19, 9:30am-3pm, Meadow Farm Museum
The Glen Allen Ruritan Club in association with Henrico Recreation and Parks will host Glen Allen Day; one of Henrico County’s largest outdoor festivals! The festivities kick off with a parade at 9:30am on Mountain Road. Activities in the park include balloon animals by Miss Sheri the Clown, a petting zoo, airbrush designs, arts, crafts, business fair, and local musicians on two stages. Concessions will be available for purchase.  Free. For details, including a participant application, please visit or call the Glen Allen Ruritan hotline at 257-9605.

Harvest Festival
Sat, Oct 17, noon-4pm, Meadow Farm Museum
Enjoy the crisp fall beauty of Meadow Farm. Celebrate the harvest with fun for the whole family. Explore hands on activities and demonstrations that bring fall to the forefront, such as candle dipping, apple pressing, tractor rides, and living history exhibits. Enjoy live musical entertainment and the Wild West Medicine Show. Children can pick their own pumpkin to take home from the “Great Pumpkin Patch”. Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information:

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics

Trucks – The Workhorses of the Automotive World, Sun, Oct 18, 2-3:30pm, Dorey Recreation Center
From Model T’s to semis, the “truck” definitively embodies the idea of carrying cargo – but the idea has come a long way from the early workhorses. Join Morris Cameron, the Richmond Region AACA and the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society for a presentation and see examples of many makes and models of antique trucks and fire engines. Free.  Information:

The World of Automotive Orphans, Sun, Nov 15, 2-3:30pm, Deep Run Recreation Center
An ‘orphan’ is a vehicle that has outlived its parent manufacturing company and over 2,000 notable cars classified as ‘orphans’ have flashed onto the American automotive scene, only to eclipse and fade into memory. Join George Duke and Budd Lacy from Richmond Region AACA for a presentation and see examples of orphans including Nash, Packard, Auburn, Plymouth, and Pontiac. Information:

Monster Mash
Fri, Oct 30, 5-8pm, Dorey Recreation Center
Dorey Recreation Center transforms into a creepy camp site to celebrate the hair-raising fun of Halloween! Experience s’mores and spooky stories by a larger-than-life bonfire, show off your costume in a contest of epic proportions, create Halloween crafts to delight the senses, and eat candy and play games ‘til your heart’s content! Free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information:

17th Annual Tree Lighting
Sat, Dec 5, 4:30-6:30pm, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Celebrate the annual tree lighting event at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. We welcome the community to this special holiday event featuring holiday music, a toasty bonfire, hot chocolate, and cookies. Old St. Nick makes his spectacular arrival just in time for the countdown to light a 60-foot cedar tree. Free. Walkerton Tavern will also be open for historic tours from 3-6pm. Information:

James River Parade of Lights
Sat, Dec 12, 4-8pm, Osborne Park & Boat Landing
Sail into the season with a lighted boat parade sponsored by the James River Advisory Council. Henrico Recreation and Parks will be hosting a viewing area at Osborne Park beginning at 4:30pm. Enjoy holiday music, festive activities, and more! A Toy Parade on Osborne Turnpike sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans will precede the boat parade beginning at 3pm. Free. Information:

Holiday Lantern Tours
Sat, Dec 19, 5:30-8pm, Meadow Farm Museum
Candles are lit and the house at Meadow Farm is alive in anticipation of Christmas. The house is decorated from top to bottom for the holidays. Join the magical fun as costumed living historians lead groups through a candle-lit history of classic Christmas carols. Free. Tours leave every 15 minutes from the Orientation Center. Information:

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