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Friday, February 23, 2024

UR Weekly Roundup | Fall break edition

<p>People sitting on the lawn of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.</p>

People sitting on the lawn of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Fall break is just around the corner. For students staying on campus, there are plenty of events and places to check out. 

Looking to stay on campus? Here are some happenings: 

Cooking Basics: Pasta

Friday at noon 

Head to the Demonstration Kitchen in the Well-Being Center on Friday to learn how to make pesto pasta with blistered tomatoes, a salad and salad dressing. University of Richmond’s registered dietitian, Madeline Nathe, will be leading the session. For more information, click here

“Find UR” Events by UR Well 

Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

UR Well is hosting self-care activities in the Well-Being Center next week. On Monday, participants will be able to create outdoor chalk murals and practice positive affirmations during Find UR: Mindfulness. On Tuesday, Find UR: Sleep will focus participants on the importance of healthy sleep habits. These events will include interactive activities and self-care items. Be sure to check them out all week long. 

Looking to venture into the Richmond area? There are options: 

Richmond Folk Festival 

Friday thru Sunday 

Check out the RVA Folk Festival this weekend at Richmond’s Historic Riverfront. This free event will feature over 30 performing groups representing a variety of cultural traditions from around the world. There will be food trucks, crafts, marketplaces, music and dance. This huge event attracts visitors from all over Virginia and beyond. To learn more about the event, visit here

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52nd Annual Richmond Oktoberfest 

Friday at 6 p.m. to Saturday at 9 p.m. 

Richmond's annual Oktoberfest celebrations will be at Richmond Raceway this weekend, featuring German food, beer, live music and entertainment. Two German clubs, the Deutscher Sportclub and the Gesangverein Virginia, have organized this event since 1969. For more information about the events and where to purchase a ticket, visit here

Gallmeyer Farms 

Open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk 

Looking to get in the fall spirit? Just over a 20-minute drive from campus, Gallmeyer Farms has pumpkin picking, fall vegetables, fall decor, free hayrides, a picnic area and a free straw bale maze. Gallmeyer Farms also offers free parking and admission. Visit their website for more information. 

This break is also a great opportunity to check out restaurants in the area, shop at Short Pump Town Center, walk the streets of Carytown or visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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