The Westover Hills Merchants Association invites you to a "Meet and Greet" social event on Thursday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at TaZa. Light refreshments will be provided by TaZa (Ben Spencer), O'Toole’s (John O'Toole), and Act 1 (Shirley Chewning).
Everyone is welcome: all residents of Westover Hills, Forest Hill, and Woodland heights neighborhoods, as well as local police, fire department, library, and merchants
Please RSVP by September 26 to Shirley Chewning (232-4490) or
And check out the merchants new website: WestoverHillsMerchants.com. The 14 paid members will be highlighted and shown on a map overview, but the site lists all merchants (45) n the Forest Hill Avenue/Westover Hills Boulevard area. The plan is to highlight a merchant member each month. You can also click here to find out more about what’s new with the merchants. Find out more about the merchants.
The Westover Hills United Methodist Church’s popular pumpkins will arrive on Sunday, October 5. Sales will continue throughout October.
The church will hold its annual fall festival on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone in Westover Hills is welcome to attend the festival. You’ll find children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, cold drinks, the Backpack Storyteller, a bake sale, and more. And of course, you can get your Halloween jack-o-lantern if you haven’t already done so.
Everyone is invited to join the fun at Good Shepherd Episcopal School’s annual Fall Festival, which will be held Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Forest Hill Avenue and 43rd Street.
The festival is a community-oriented day of family activities such as carnival games and prizes, moon bounce, giant slide, inflatable horse races, and more. There’ll be live music, food, crafts, face painting, jewelry, and a bake sale. Sponsors of the event include MOMComplex, Visiting Angels, Broad Scope Media, Complete Care Center for Women, Left Handed Photography, True Tattoo, and Jerry & Linda Cassell. Get more info here.
Start designing your pooch’s costume now and get a leg up on the competition! The annual “Halloween Howl” canine costume parade and competition will be held Sunday, October 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Forest Hill Park.
The event is sponsored by Friends of Forest Hill Park and Friends of Forest Hill Park Junior (activity coordinators and judges). Please register your canine companion between 1 and 1:20 p.m. Activities will begin shortly after.
Bring your dog decked out in costume to socialize with neighbors and participate in activities including Best Pet Trick, Dog/Owner Egg Spoon Race and Furthest Fetch. Prizes will be awarded. The event will culminate with a pet/owner dog parade. Parade prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Best Dog/Owner Duo, Scariest Dog Costume, Cutest Dog Costume, and Best Dog Costume Overall.
Halloween snacks for people and pups will be available. Admission is free, but donations will benefit Ring Dog Rescue. Friends of Forest Hill Park will accept donations as well. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact
The Richmond Food Truck Association (is running a Food Truck Court in the parking lot of Woodland Heights Baptist Church (611 West 31st Street) on Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. About eight vendors are expected each Friday. For more info, click here to check out the food truck association.