RICHMOND: Richmond’s first outdoor food festival, GHANAFEST Food Festival, Saturday, March 7th, 11am – 5pm at Libby Hill Park Grounds. $2 – $15. “GhanaFest” is a 3 day event with various Award Winning artist, educators and performers from Ghana. Cultural Exhibition: March 6 – 8, in the Garden Hall at Maymont Park, 1700 Hampton Street, 9am – 5pm. 58TH GHANA Independence Youth Rally, at Virginia State Capitol Building, Bell Tower, 1000 Bank Street, 12 – 1pm. GHANAFEST Inaugural Ceremony March 6th at the Altria Theater, 6 North Laurel Street, 7 – 11pm. The event will be covered live by Ghana Television and broadcasted nationwide and online via live stream to viewers around the world. For more details visit http://ghanafestrva.org/.
Looking for ideas, products and services for your home and/or garden, head over to the 39th Annual Richmond Home and Garden Show, at Richmond Raceway, show hours are Friday noon – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm. Adult tickets $8, 16 and under admission is free. For more details visit http://richmondhomeandgarden.com/.
It’s that time again for the Flying Squirrels First Friday Fan Fest and Ticketpalooza. Get first dips on single-game tickets Friday, March 6th from 5:30 – 8pm at the Diamond. The first 100 fans who purchase tickets at the festival will receive a free t-shirt. Fans can also enjoy drink specials, live music, concession items and see all the new upgrades in progress at The Diamond. Admission to Fan Fest is Free entry. Details at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t3410.
Show your support for Law Enforcement Officers at the “Sea of Blue – DMV March & Rally,” Saturday, March 7, noon – 3pm. The Richmond March & Rally happens at the Virginia Public Safety Memorial, at the State Capitol. Organizers ask that you wear a blue shirt or purchase a Sea of Blue t-shirt and/or sweatshirt and bring signs and flags to show your support. Blanket donations needed, bring at least one new unused blanket to donate to the homeless in Richmond and volunteers are needed for flag holders, sign holders, for more information contact the Volunteer Co-Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase t-shirts & sweatshirts visit http://www.seaofblue-dmv.org/events or email Bobbie and Kelly at email@example.com.
Virginia Hornets Semi Football Team is having try outs on Saturday, March 7th at Westover Hill Elementary School, 1211 Jahnke Road Richmond, registration $ 35. For details call 804-298-9980 or 804-476-0040. Make sure your bring cleats. Details visit http://www.vahornets.com or call Coach Rome at 804-298-9980.
FUTURE Events: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings its new show “Legends” to the Richmond Coliseum March 11 – 15. Amazing performers from around the globe will perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Get details at http://www.ringling.com/ContentPage.aspx?id=47816&parentID=1467&assetFolderID=1468.
Dance For A Cause – in celebration of National Single Parents’ Day, if you love to dance, Purpose Bound Parents invites you to Dance For A Cause Thursday, March 19, 7pm -11pm at The Pearl Raw Bar, 2229 West Main Street. The event features Line Dance Instructor Kemel Patton, Latin Dance Instructor David Prado and Chicago Style Hand Dance Instructor Carolyn Bohannon. The goal is to raise $20,000 this year to purchase laptop computers for 100 single parent students who are enrolled in college. Single tickets $25, couple tickets $40. For more information on Single Parents’ Day visit http://wwwpurposeboundparentsorg.ticketleap.com/dance-for-a-cause/.
Virginia State Parks Campgrounds are now opened for the camping season. Virginia State Parks offers more than 1,800 campsites, ranging from primitive camping to RV sites with electric and water hookups. New this year, site-specific reservations are available for some sites in six campgrounds. Campsites are normally available on a first-come basis. For more information about the pilot reservation program, visit http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/site-specific.shtml. Reservations are recommended, book online http://www.virginiastateparks.gov or call the Customer Service Center at 800-933-7275 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
St. Paddy’s Palooza at Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, Saturday March 14, 11am – 5pm, to benefit St. Baldick’s Foundation, live music, Irish Dancers, Moon Bounces, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, food and a lot of fun, to volunteer and make a donation to St. Baldrick’s Foundation visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/richmond.