Richmond Folk Festival – October 10 through Sunday 12: Friday 6pm – 10pm, Saturday, noon – 9pm, Sunday, noon – 6pm, music, food, family-fun, folklife, dancing, featuring the legendary soul & R & B singer William Bell, Zydeco, Dominican Merengue, blues, gospel, Mexican Mariachi, GoGo music and so much more. Get the schedule at http://www.richmondfolkfestival.org.
Lace up and walk or run in the 4th Annual Jeffrey Reed Memorial Fund 5K, at L.C. Bird High School Saturday, October 11. The walk benefits Veterans in need and this year proceeds will be donated to Habitat for heroes. The Walk is also in honor of Jeffrey Reed, a 2004 graduate of L.C. Bird who was killed in Iraq March 2nd 2009. The event is a family fun day with face painting, a corn hole tournament, music and special guest MC Tony Booth from Big Oldies 107.3. Registration is on-line http://www.jeffreedmemorial.org, if you can’t register on-line than in person Saturday between 8 -9 am, the 5K walk starts promptly at 10am followed by the 1 mile. Registration fee is $25. For more information visitwww.jeffreedmemorial.org.
An Evening with Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Carpenter Theater at Richmond CenterStage, Friday, October 10th, show time 7:30pm for tickets call 800-514-3849 or visit http://www.ETIX.com or http://www.RichmondCenterStage.com.
Virginia Union University Homecoming – This year’s homecoming weekend comes as Virginia Union celebrates its 150th anniversary as a trailblazing, historically black university. Events & Activities: STVU Tailgate, 11am at Beside Kingsley Hall; Battle of the Band Parade Competition, 11am, Stands located at the softball field. Homecoming Football Game, 1Ppm at Hovey Field, VUU vs. Lincoln, PA. Tickets: $25 Reserved/ $20 General Admission/Kids 8 and under free. The Official VUUNAA “Celebrate Good Times” Party, 9pm at Crowne Plaza, Tickets: $30 in advance. For details: VUU Office of Alumni Relations, (804) 342-3938 or www.vuu.edu/homecoming.aspx
Prevent Ebola, The African Community Network (ACN) Ebola Informational Meeting, presenters, Okey Utah, Yeatoe McIntosh, and Virginia Department of Health, for details call 389-4488 or email email@example.com. ACN is a Virginia-based non-profit organization providing economic development, health, education and social/cultural information and resources to the African Community throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Richmond Heart Walk, Saturday, October 11, activities begin at 9am, opening ceremonies 9:30am, walk 10am, at 12575 West Creek Parkway, next to Richmond Striker’s West Creek fields, the walk brings awareness to physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle as well as raising funds for the American Heart Association. For more information visit http://www.richmondvaheartwalk.org.
3rd Annual Williamsburg Jazz & Wine Festival, Friday – Sunday, three days of jazz and wine appreciation during the Columbus Day Weekend, Virginian Wineries, food, art exhibits and a waterfront view. A host of regional artists are performing including Plunky & Oneness, J. Tucker and the Krew, Woody Beckner, and Hot Gumbo Brass Band, venues include Merchants Square in Williamsburg and the Historic Shores of Lake Matoaka Amphitheater, http://www.wjwfestival.com. The festival supports Oysters For Life and its Save The Bay campaign, (oystersforlife.com)
The 2014 Infinite Scholars Fair Annual Scholarship & Admissions Fair Virginia, Saturday, October 11, 10am – 2pm, The Greater Richmond Convention Center, 1403 North 3rd, bring 5 or more copies of unofficial transcript, SAT/ACT Scores, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, and Essay: Why I want to attend college.” For more details visit http://www.Infinitescholar.org.
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