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Weekend Events: Cookies for kids cancer, Curling Tournament, Fall Line Festival

Posted at 5:37 PM, Sep 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 14:19:27-04

The Curling Club of Virginia’s first ever Rock Around the Clock Bonspiel, an All night Curling Tournament at the Richmond Ice Zone, 636 Johnston Willis Drive, Chesterfield, is Saturday, September 6th, starting at 8pm and ending around 12:30 pm Sunday, September 7th. The public is invited to stop by, for more information visit

Richmonders will have a sweet way to fight pediatric cancer this weekend. The 5th annual Cookies for kids’ RVA cancer city-wide bake sale is Saturday, September 6th from 10am to 4pm,  cookie sales will benefit the national non-profit  that supports research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. There are 35 bake sales across the Richmond area with an anchor in Carytown, the North Side, West End, for more details visit, on Facebook at and Twitter at

In honor of  the 35th Anniversary of the Richmond Jazz Society, The Jazz Educator’s Series will present several “not to be missed” concerts starting with The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell featuring Pianist, Composer Lynne Arriale and Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Carla Cook Tuesday, September 9th for two shows, 7pm & 9:15pm. Tuesday, October 14th “Lets Get Organ-ized!” with H. A. ‘Debo’ Dabney at the Hammond B-3 Organ. Tuesday November 11, Philadelphia Saxophonist & Max Roach Alumnus Odean Pope with Lee Smith, Craig & George Burton and Tuesday, December 9th, Desiree Roots in her first CD Release Party with Dr. Weldon Hill, Jason Jenkins, Carl Lester El and Billy Williams. All concerts held at Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 East Main Street, for tickets and more information visit or call 643-1972.

Jazz Cafe at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts programmed by The Richmond Jazz Society, September 4th – Forte Jazz Trio, September 11th – Royce Campbell Trio, September 18th – Jim Branch & September 25th – Neal Bowens Project.  Free and open to the public. or

ALL Brass Kick off Bash, Sunday, September 7, 12:30, doors open at noon rain or shine, food and beer trucks including Carytown Burgers and Fries, Mosaic and Soul-Ice, performances by  Rebirth Brass Band, Red Baraat, Slavic Party and No BS! Brass. For details visit

Fall Line Festival, September 5 & 6, two days of music in Downtown Richmond, acts include Black Girls, Grammy-nominated Cheick Hamala Diabate, Theory, performing at The National,  The Broadberry, The Camel, The Sara November Theatre, Strange Matter, Gallery 5, weekend pass $40, one day-pass $30, for details

3rd Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic at Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton  hosted by the Art Deco Society of Virginia, Sunday, September 7th 11am – 4pm, come  dressed in your favorite  vintage fashions from the 1920s and 1930s, for tickets and more information visit

FUTURE Events: An Evening of Classics with The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. performing Live Sunday, September 28, two shows 3pm & 7pm at the John Marshall Ballroom 101 North 5th Street Downtown Richmond. Ticket info and reserved table seating 804-353-9180, tickets available at BK Music, Plan 9 Records and Barkys Records  18 East Broad Street.

The Amazing  2 Wheel Chase Cookout and Tailgate. Sunday, September 14th, 12pm – 7pm, The Kids Park, Kids Krafty Parties, 1 – 3pm, hosted by Comedian Micah Bamm Bam’ White, proceeds benefit  “We are Virginia Veterans, Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, free,  for details

14th Annual Buddy Walk, 3 Mile Walk/Run Saturday, September 13th, 9am – 12:30pm, at Virginia Union University, 1500 North Lombardy Street, call Floyd Miller at 804-726-3035, benefits Special Olympics Virginia.

Virginia In Action For Liberia Against Ebola, is a campaign organized by Diaspora Liberians and friends in Virginia to provide support and resources needed to control the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia.  VALAE with its partners The Virginia Baptist Mission Board are asking the public to donate sanitary items and medical supplies like: bar soap, fluid resistant gowns,  disposable boot & show covers, polycarbonate face shields, hospital masks, disposable aprons with sleeves & hair nets, splash protection safety goggles, surgical, examination, obstetrics Gynecology, latex & vinyl gloves (all sizes), disinfectants -Clorox bleach & bleach spray, Lysol spray, antibacterial hand sanitizer, disposable sanitizing wipes, empty bottles sprayers, alcohol & alcohol  wipes. To make Financial donations through the Virginia Baptist Mission Board; a secured electronic donation to (choose “Ebola Outbreak” in drop menu). By checks payable to Virginia Baptist Mission Board, memo line “Ebola Virus – Liberia”, mail to Virginia Baptist Mission Board, Attn: Dean Miller, 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Henrico, Va. 23294 and credit cards donations are accepted by calling 804-915-5000 ask for Jeannette Hildebrand. For more information or organizations willing to donate medical supplies or items, call Rev. Dr. Calvin A. Birch 804-714-7450, email; Levi R. Johnson 804-819-0291 or Garway Bright 804-908-7415. Next “Health Supplies Drive/Drop-off” Saturday, September 13th, 8am – 4pm, at the Short Pump Wal-Mart on Broad Street for VALAE’s

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