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Weekend Events: 5K Run/Walk, Kids Carniball, RVA Gives Back and more

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-07 18:38:48-05

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Join your family members and friends this weekend and help Double Lung Cancer Survival by walking in the 4th annual Free To Breathe Richmond 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk. The Richmond 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk is Saturday, March 8th, at Innsbrook Corporate and Community Center. Registration is at 7:30am, at 9am, a welcome & rally; 9:30am the 1-Mile Memorial Walk; 9:50am a Kids Fun Run and at 10am the 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds will benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s research, education and awareness programs. For more information about Saturday’s event visit and click on “Find Events”.

Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central Location, Richmond 14th annual Kids Carniball, Saturday, March 8, 10am-4pm, details on events or call 804-474-7000.

Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championships, through Sunday at Richmond Coliseum, games start Saturday 11am & Sunday 11am, for tickets and more information visit or

RVA Gives Back, Alica’s Salon Presents, A Masquerade Event for Massey Cancer Center, Monday, March 10th from 7pm to 12am at the Historic Hippodrome, 528 North 2nd Street, featuring celebrity bartenders, celebrity DJ, dancing, silent auction and hosted by Shelly Perkins and Q94’s Jackson. Tickets $55 includes drinks, for details call 804-768-0131 or visit

7th Annual Transformation Expo, Radio One Richmond WPZZ Praise 104.7, Saturday, March 8th, doors open 11am at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, featuring Grammy Award & Stellar Award Winners, & Grammy Nominee that include Tasha Cobbs, Fred Hammond, Deitrick Haddon, John P. Kee, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary & Wess Morgan, speakers and over 70 booths, vendor display and product sampling and health screenings for blood pressure. Tickets $35 at the door, for more details visit or

Another Woman’s Treasure, Change the World RVA, new & gently used jewelry, purses & accessories bazaar, Friday, March 7, 4pm – 8pm & Saturday, March 8, 9am – 1pm at Bon Air United Methodist Church, 1645 Buford Road, all proceeds benefit Change the World RVA, a foundation helping homeless students succeed in high school, college and life, for more details visit

The Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe, partnering with GROW RVA and featuring a local Farmer’s Market in Church Hill. GROW RVA connects local farms, local food, and local arts with Richmond communities. The grand opening is Saturday, March 8, 1-4pm, live music, children’s activities, and a farmer’s market, for details visit

Future Events:

The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia, the largest film screen in Virginia, updated with a new state of the art NanoSeam screen and projectors capable of high-definition ten times the power of your home theater system, opens Saturday, March 15 with the Cosmic Expedition Wildest Weather in the Solar System and Great White Shark, for details visit or call 804-864-1400.

12th Annual Richmond SPCA Dog Jog & 5K Run, Saturday, March 15 at The Robbins Starr Humane Center, 2519  Hermitage Road, the Petco Foundation Vendor Fair opens at 9am, followed by the 5K for humans at 9:30 and the dogs and owners Dog Jog 1-mile run at 11am. The Emcee for the day is CBS 6 Greg McQuade. For more information visit

Shockoe Fest 2014, Saturday, March 15, 11am – 4pm 17th Street Farmer’s Market, sponsored by the Shockoe Bottom Neighborhood Association, for details or the Facebook Page or 804-943-3053.

The Moody Blues, The Voyage Continues Tour 2014, Sunday, March 16, 8pm at The Altira Theater (Landmark Theater), tickets range from $55 – $90 plus fees, for more details or call 800-514-3849.

Shamrock The Block, St. Patrick’s Day Festival moves to North Boulevard off Broad Street, Saturday, March 15, 11am, free admission, for details

Camp Diva’s Date with Dad Weekend kicks off with “Active Dads” Friday, March 14, 6-8pm at the Downtown YMCA, 2 West Franklin Street, free admission for Dads and Daughters ages 6 and up, activities include twister, kickboxing, cooking demonstration by Alice Freeman. 7th annual Date with Dad Dinner and Dance, Sunday, March 16 at Trinity Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, for more information visit or call 804-420-2267.

Innsbrook St. Paddy’s Palooza, a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Saturday, March 15, 12-5pm, live music, food, ice cream, pony rides, Hot Air Balloon; volunteers raise money and show their support by having their heads shaved on the main stage, you can sign up at

The annual Church Hill Irish Festival, Saturday & March 22 & 23, parade kicks off 10am Saturday and 9am Sunday with the Hilltopper 5K; free parking and shuttle buses at 17th & Broad Streets, beneficiaries include St. Patrick’s Church, St. Baldrick’s Society and the Church Hill association among others, for more information visit

2014 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show, March 21-23 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, special 50th anniversary pf the Ford Mustang, courtesy of the Central Virginia Mustang Club and the Victory 7 Mustang Club, birthday cake on Saturday, March 22, 1pm, for details visit

Southern Women’s Show, March 21 – 23 at Richmond Raceway Complex, , show hours are Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm, for information visit

22nd annual French Film Festival, March 27 – 30, at the Byrd Theatre, tickets on sale now $15 for each film, details visit or 804-827-FILM.

Johnny Newman Camps, Make Room for Dad, Fatherhood Skills and Drills Basketball Camp, Saturday, April 5, 9am – 4pm, at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 West Broad Street, registration open,

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