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Weekend Events: Be the Match Walk/Run, National Dance Day, Brookland Park Centennial Celebration and more

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jul 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-25 18:38:12-04

Be The Match Walk/Run Saturday, July 26, Brown’s Island, Tredegar Street & 5th Street Footbridge, Event Village opens at 7am; opening program at 8am; Tot Trot 8:20; 5K 8:30; 8:35 1K.  Be The Match Walk/Run is a fundraising event that helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant. For more details on Be The Match Walk/Run visit or how to be a donor visit  or the Facebook page – Be The Match Walk+Run Richmond.

Saxon Shoes is clearing space in their Short Pump Store for a free dance class Saturday, July 26. All to celebrate National Dance Day and promote physical fitness. Saxon Shoes has partnered with the American Heart Association Go Red For Women Campaign to bring awareness to heart disease, the number one killer  of women. Richmonders are encouraged to come out, wear red and show your support to help end heart disease in women. Manager Kemel Patton at Saxon Shoes, a Hip Hop Line Dance Instructor, will lead the free dance class Saturday at 10am.  For more information visit Saxon’s Facebook Page, call  804-286-3473. Save the date, February 20 at the Downtown Richmond Marriott, the American Heart Association Go Red For Women luncheon, for more details call Lauren Schingh at 804-965-6522.  Check for more details in the coming months.

150th Anniversary: Battle of the Crater Commemorative Program, Wednesday, July 30, 5:30am – 5pm,  at Petersburg National Battlefield , Eastern Front , 5001 Siege Road, Petersburg: also July 30, Remember the Glorious Dead, The Battle of the Crater, 7pm – 8:30pm, walking tour – learn the story , see memorial plaques and stones, visit Memorial Hill, Blandford Church Reception Center,

Brookland Park Centennial Celebration 1914 to 2014, “One Hundred Years in Richmond” experience the transformation, a celebration to learn about the history of The Brookland Park Neighborhood, performances by City Dance Theatre, Young Prince Charles, RVA Has Talent Band and others, Saturday, July 26, noon – 4pm, Between Fendall Avenue to North Avenue, Streets will be closed from 10am to 6pm Brookland Park Boulevard  between North and Fendall Avenues.  Northside Reunion, Saturday, July 26, noon in Battery Park, free event, open to the public.

Petersburg City Public Schools, Year-round School Kick-off Rally, Saturday, July 26, Peabody Middle School, 725 Wesley Street, Petersburg, 9am – noon, Free backpacks, school supplies, entertainment, food, Immunizations, games, haircuts and much more, Students  must be present to receive free backpack, registration between 9 -9:45am for free backpacks. Items will be distributed at 11:30am.

ComedySportz Richmond hosting four other cities in the 2nd annual Tournament of Northern Aggression, Boston, Philly, Buffalo, NYC and DC.  Friday, 8pm, Saturday, 7pm & 9:30pm, tickets are $10 with reservation or $12 at the box office for details visit or call 804-266-9377.

Car, Truck & Bike Show sponsored by DJ Chef Kev Entertainment in memory of Paul Cosby,  Saturday, July 26, 10am – 5pm, at Aw Shucks Country Store, 6100 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen,  all cars, trucks and bikes welcome, free to the public, donations welcome for Paul Cosby’s Having a heart 4 God Foundation. Details call 804-476-4051.

James River Splash & Dash, a 5K trail run that includes a flat water tube across the James River,  Saturday, July 26, 2:30pm, starts at Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar Street, $40, for details visit

Pocahontas Live! Concert Series at Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater, featuring Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley and G. Love & Special Sauce, Wednesday, August 6, gates open at 5pm, all ages welcome, Pocahontas State Park fee $5, for concert tickets and more information visit or call 804-794-6700.

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