29TH Annual Lebanese Food Festival, dancing, costumes, musicians, food and Lebanese Wine, at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, May 17-19, Friday & Saturday, 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am -8pm. You can eat in or take out, take-out orders fax 804-273-9914 or call into 804-346-1161 or 804-270-7234 , For more information about the festival or St. Anthony’s visit www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org.
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority (RRHA) hosts its annual 10th Bike-A-Thon Saturday, Mary 18, from 9am to 1pm and the public is invited. The 5.3 Bike Ride kicks off at 9am at the Calhoun Family Center in Gilpin Court and participants must be at least 8 years and older, have a bike and a helmet and proper riding shoes. if interested you can sign up Saturday morning before the ride. For more information about RRHA Bike-A-Thon visit bikeathon2013.eventbrite.com or call 804-780-4835.
The Senior Center of Greater Richmond has a new location at 2101 Maywill Street, the former U-Turn, a safe spot where Seniors 60 and older can use as a gathering place, but most of all The Senior Center seeks to impact the community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement, creativity and lifelong learning. The center is open Monday to Friday until 4pm, www.seniorcenterofgreaterrichmond.org or call 804-353-3171.
The Greater Richmond ARC’s Ladybug & Silent Auction, Saturday, May 18, 6-9:30pm, at the Torque Club, Richmond Raceway Complex, Gate #4, advance tickets $80, at the door $90, info www.richmondarc.org or 804-358-1874.
Pocahontas Premieres, At Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater, Saturday, May 18, 7pm, Armed Forces Day – 380th Army Band; May 24, An Evening with Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels; some events are free, $5 parking free, other events are $10 Season ticket $45, http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/premieres.shtml or call 804-796-4255.
Dominion Riverrock, May 17 -19, is the East Coast’s premier outdoor lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand up paddle boarding, and dog jumping. Details www.dominionriverrock.com.
Powhatan County Fair May 17-19, Friday, 5pm – midnight, Saturday, 12pm -12 midnight, Sunday, 1pm-7pm, 4042 Anderson Highway (Route 60), admission $6, details www.powhatanfair.org.
African Community Network, Congressman Bobby Scott in collaboration with Cameroon American Council “Black Immigrants for Immigration Reform”, Saturday, May 18, 1-4pm, at The Virginia Home for Boys & Girls, 8716 West Broad Street, info 804-484-2371, 804-822-7080 or www.cameroonamericancouncil.org.
5th annual Fishing Derby for boys & girls ages 3-13, Saturday, May 18, 9am – 12pm, at Ed Allen’s Lakeside Restaurant Pier, 13501 Campground Road, Lenexa, The New Kent Cooperative Extension Office in conjunction with New Kent 4-H, New Kent Parks & Recreation and Virginia Farm Bureau, 804-966-9645.
William Byrd Community House Yard Sale, Saturday, May 18, 8am-1pm, William Byrd field off of Idlewood Avenue, 224 Cheery Street, 804-643-2717.
Art Museum Day at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, free admission to to “Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselman”, Saturday, May 17, www.vmfa.museum or call 804-340-1400.
Upper Mattaponi Chief Kenneth Adams, Virginia’s Native Americans to Honor U.S. Military on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 10am-11am at the Virginia War Memorial, www.vawarmemorial.org.
African-American Lecture Series, State of Black America Address Postlude, “State of The Black Family & State of The Black Child, Saturday, May 18, 10:30am -1:30pm, Virginia Union University wall Auditorium.
Empower Yourself Against Default Workshop, an event designed to help families fight foreclosures sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, (FDIC) Saturday, May 18, 9am-5pm,Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, participating lenders on hand Bank of America, Chase, Bank, Suntrust Mortgage, Ocwen (also assisting clients with former GMAC loans), Wells Fargo, M&T Bank www.nhsofr.org.
Positive Vibe’s 9th annual Music and Food Festival to benefit Positive Vibe Foundation, music by Blue Line Highway, Janet Martin Band, The Taters, the Honky Tonk Experience and more, Sunday, May 19, noon -6pm, in the parking lot of Positive Vibe Cafe, Stratford Hills Shopping Center, donation $5, www.positivevibeva.com or 804-560-9622.
34 annual Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Music Festival, through May 17 & 18, at Amelia Family Campground, 9650 Military Road Rt. 153 South, www.ameliafamilycampground.com, or 804-561-3011.
Community Health Festival, Saturday, May 18, 10am-2pm, Apex MD, 5310 Twin Hickory Road, Free, proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association, details 804-909-5414.
Single in The City, 2nd annual Bachelo/Bachelorette Auction, Saturday, May 18, doors open at 7pm, Rhythm Hall, Richmond CenterStage, www.richmondcenterstage.com/singleinthecity, or 804-592-3378.
FUTURE EVENTS: Rocketts Red Glare, Sunday, May 26, celebrate the beginning of Summer, festivities start at 5:30pm, Kings of Swing 6:30pm, Fireworks at 9pm,
Jazz Inside Out fundraiser, an evening of Live Jazz featuring J. Tucker & The Krewe Band, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking views of the river and city skyline, Friday, May 24, 8pm -12am, The Boathouse at Rocketts Lannding, Riverview Ballroom & Patios, 4708 East Old Main Street, details www.vahigheredfund.com.
National Marrow Donor Program’s 5K Be The Match Walk/Run, Saturday, June 1, Monroe Park, 620 west Main Street, www.bethematchwalkrun.org.