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Weekend Events: Armenian Food Fest, 4 Mile Walk/Run, Fido Fest, Field Day Of The Past

Posted at 4:12 PM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 14:29:58-04

Time for another big food festival before fall sets in, the St. James 56th Annual Armenian Food Festival, runs Friday, & Saturday 11:30am - 9pm and Sunday, noon - 7pm., try the world-famous Hye Burger, the Bulghur Salad, Lupia, Derev and many more favorites. St. James is located at 834 Pepper Avenue,corner of Pepper and Patterson Avenues, there's also live music and dancing featuring the "Akh' Tamar Dance Group" and St. James Armenian Dance Ensemble. For more details visit or call 804-282-3818.

Walk or run in the Children's Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run Saturday, September 20th through historic neighborhoods in Richmond's Northside. There's also a Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course for children ages 5 - 10 held after the walk/race. The race starts and ends at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU's Brook Road Campus, registration is $35. Cost for the Superkid Adventure Obstacle Course is $15 and registration includes a superhero cape, participation ribbon and goody bag. All proceeds benefit Children's Hospital Foundation, which supports programs and initiatives of Children Hospital of Richmond at VCU and other pediatric health care programs in the community. The walk/run is presented by American Family Fitness.

Active Aging Week, is September 22 - 27 throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area, kicking off Monday, September 22 at Senior Connections, 24 East Cary Street.  The week is a national initiative of the International Council on Aging , it encourages adults 50 and older to actively age in their communities.  Leading the campaign in the Metropolitan area is Sharon Brewer, the Chair and "Face" of Active Aging Week. Among Sharon's many gifts, she is an Ageless Grace certified educator and exemplifies "active again". Look for other events throughout the week at locations around the Richmond Metropolitan area, for more details on Active Aging Week visit Facebook or or call 804-343-3000 and 800-989-2286.

Ostrich & Camel Races in conjunction with 10 harness races at Colonial Downs, Sunday, September 21, gates open at 12:30pm, racing at 1:30pm, tickets $3, free for kids 12 & under, $19.95 all-inclusive Turf Club includes table seats, buffet lunch, drinks, tax/gratuity, program, tip sheet and 2 simulcast programs, for more details visit, Colonial Downs I-64 at exit 214 New Kent.

Festival of India returns Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st, 11am - 9pm to the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Enjoy two days of music, dance, food and culture. For more details visit or call 804-346-9955.

Field Day Of The Past, September 19 - 21, Goochland County,  Gates Open 8am, Arts and Crafts, Exhibitors, and Displays close 6pm. Saturday Carnival will be open from 12pm-10pm, 7pm Evening Truck Pulls. Tickets $10 on Friday; $15 on Saturday; $10 on Sunday; $8 for Senior Citizens 65 and older; 12 and younger; Free Parking on Route 622 across from the main Pedestrian Gate. Over flow parking available Saturday Only on Route 250 Broad Street. Message Boards will direct traffic to parking lot.
The Field Day of the Past show grounds are located at the intersection of Rout 623 (Ashland Road) and Route 622 in Goochland County. Off I-64, exit #172 (Rockville Manakin) south. Grounds are located 1/8 mile from the interstate.

James Madison's Montpelier Constitution Day Celebration, "A Taste of Freedom" Saturday, September 20, 11am - 7pm, local wine, beer and cider tastings and specialty food vendors, $25 at the gate, for details, or 540-672-2728.

LB Beauty Education Foundation Inaugural, a non-profit multicultural business development foundation, providing free beauty business education, Saturday, September 20, 8pm - 11pm, at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center, features, dancing, silent auction, entertainment, heavy Hors D'oeuvres fashion show and more information call 804-249-6200.

RVA Fido Fest, Sunday, September 21st, 11am - 6pm on Brown's Island, The Olate Dogs, 2012 winners of America's Got Talent will be performing, at 2pm you and your dog can show off your best tricks, pre-register for contest and get more details at

St. Benedict's Oktoberfest, September 19 - 21, Friday, 4 -11pm, Saturday 11am - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm, 300 North Sheppard Street, Hanover & Belmont in the Museum District, German cuisine, music, dancing, commemorative Steins $20, 18 and under accompanied by an adult, for details visit or 804-254-8810.

Richmond Symphony "Opening Night with Joshua Bell" - Internationally acclaimed violinist performing Bruch's Concerto No. ! in G minor for Violin and Orchestra. Concert is Saturday, September 20, 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Centre Stage, tickets start at $25 online at or 800-514-ETIX (3849).

American Red Cross, Rose of Sharon Apostolic Church Blood Drive, 438 Elm Street in Waverly, Saturday, September 20, 10am - 4pm, to schedule an appointment call Sioux Johnson, 757-653-1920 or visit Sponsor code: RoseofSharon or 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).

Friendship Lodge #19, "Gospel Concert & Dinner featuring "The Soldiers of Vision", Sunday, September 21st, doors open at 3:30pm, concert at 4pm, tickets $20, contact 804-402-5880 or 804-339-2724.

Radio One Richmond Women's Empowerment Expo for Health, Wealth & Wisdom featuring CBS Host of The Talk Sheryl Underwood and Niecy Nash, Smokie Norful, James Fortune, George Tandy and Case, Saturday, September 20, 12pm - 5pm, for tickets visit or

Stafford Hall's 8th annual  Wine & Oyster Festival, September 20 & 21, Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm, preview benefit dinner September 19, 6:30pm, 483 Great House Road Stratford, Virginia; details call 804-493-8038 or

Antioch Baptist Church Family & Friends Carnival, Saturday, September 20, 10am - 6pm,  featuring gospel Artist Rev. Carolyn McClain, games, food, and fun for everyone, in the Historic East End Henrico County, 1384 New Market Road, details 804-222-8835.

A Night of Soul with West African, Liberian born artist Jarway, performing Saturday, September 20, 8pm at Ethiopian Restaurant Addis, 9 North 17th Street, Shockoe Bottom, tickets $20, details call 804-404-2173 or visit

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