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Weekend Events: Richmond Marathon, Cider Week and Indian Exposition & Pow-Wow

Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-16 06:22:51-05

The 36th running of the Anthem Richmond Marathon is Saturday, November 16 along with the American Family Fitness Half Marathon and HCA Virginia 8k. A record number have registered,  at the close on online registration on Wednesday, November 13 at 11:59 p.m., 19,344. individuals were signed up to participate in Saturday’s events, an increase of more than 600 from last year. Here’s what you need to know: Packet pick-up continues through 9 pm tonight at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Arthur Ashe Center. There is no race day registration or packet pick-up. Walk-up registration for Anthem Richmond Marathon and HCA Virginia 8k will be available at the expo until 9pm November 15. Race day time are:  7 a.m. HCA Virginia 8k start 7:30 a.m. American Family Fitness Half Marathon start (Wave A); 8 a.m.  Anthem Richmond Marathon start; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.    Post-race celebration at Brown’s Island and at the finish line (5th & Tredegar). For more details visit

November is Native American Month, celebrate at The Great American Indian Exposition & Pow-Wow, November 15 – 17 at Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, featuring Native American Dancing & Singing, crafts, fine arts, storytelling, Native American Food, bow n’ arrow shooting, flute music, craft demonstrations and more. Hours are Friday 9 am- 9 pm, Saturday, 10am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am -6 am. Tickets range from $8 – $10, tickets purchased in advance get a discount, details 252-532-0821 or email for discount

Virginia is currently the sixth-largest apple producing state by acreage in the country and the 2nd annual Cider Week Virginia is November 15-24, bringing recognition to the state and a celebration of craft cider of eight Virginia cideries. Cider Week starts November 15 around the state but in Richmond Cider Week kicks off with The Richmond Cider Celebration November 16, from 11am – 4pm at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Shockoe Bottom, tickets are $15. The Richmond Cider Celebration will bring together all eight of Virginia’s cideries for cider tastings (must be 21 or older to enjoy), apple and cider dishes, and all around apple-oriented fun benefiting the Enrichmond Foundation and it’s 60 partners throughout the City of Richmond. For more information about Virginia Cider Week, the events and The Richmond Cider Celebration visit

Block By Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture, organized by the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, is on display at the Children’s Museum of Richmond in Chesterfield through December 31. The exhibit features ten buildings that represent landmark structures in five countries, seven cities and more than 100 years in the history of global architecture.  Each structure was built by Dan Parker, Certified LEGO® Professional and his Seattle-based TrainBuilder Productions, LLC. The exhibit is free with museum admission, hours are 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. with extended hours on Saturdays until 7:00p.m. during December. Special viewing hours for adults, Thursday evenings from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.  November 14, November 21 and December 12, Tickets sold in advance only, $15 per person. For more details on the exhibit, Legendary Santa and Block by Block visit

Chesterfield Employee Association’s Fall Shoppers Bazaar, Saturday, November 16 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds exhibition Building, 10300 Courthouse Road,  details 804-717-6325 or 804-751-4429.

On Sunday, November 17, the 149th anniversary of Confederate General Wade Hampton’s “Great Beefsteak Raid” will be marked by a Ranger-guided caravan four-hour driving tour, through parts of Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Sussex Counties through which Confederate cavalry herded over 3,000 cattle captured from the Union Army. Participants will travel in their own vehicles, each vehicle driver will receive a turn-by-turn itinerary, a bag lunch is suggested, dress for the weather, and have sufficient fuel to complete the trip. The tour is included in the park entrance fee. There is a ten vehicle limit on the caravan tour. Registration is required. To register contact Park Ranger Randy Watkins at 804-732-3531, ext. 205, listen and follow the registration instructions. Registrants must leave their name, best contact telephone number, e-mail address if one is used, and the number of people in their party. Reservations will be confirmed by telephone and/or e-mail.

The Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Petersburg, CIAA College Fair, Saturday, November 16, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, at 17700 Longhouse lane, Chesterfield,  for information call 804-721-1284 or 804-691-1781.

FUTURE EVENTS: LEGO  KidsFest 2014 Tour: The LEGO® KidsFest, a nationally-traveling giant LEGO® expo, has announced its 2014 tour dates and after a sell out in Richmond in 2013 will make another stop to Richmond October 3 – 5, 2014. LEGO KidsFest tickets are between $22-$25 for adults and $20-$23 for children and can be purchased online at

The James River Valley Chapter, The Links, Incorporated presents “Caregiver readiness Workshop”, Tuesday, November 19, 6-7: 30 pm, at A Grace Place, 8030 Staples Mill Road, doors open at 5:30 pm, RSVP at or 804-204-1500.