RICHMOND: 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.
St. Paddy’s Palooza at Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, Sunday, March 15, 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, free event, pay as you walk about, to volunteer and make a donation to St. Baldrick’s Foundation visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/richmond.
Shamrock the Block, Saturday, March 14, 11am – 5pm on the Boulevard from Leigh Street to Broad Street. food, live music, parking at the Diamond, Free, pay as you walk about. Details visit http://www.shamrocktheblock.com/.
Shockoe Fest, Saturday, March 14, 11am – 5pm, from 17th to 18th Streets including 17th Street Farmer’s Market, food, music on two stages, Irish dancing, Celtic Music, face painting, moon bounces and cotton candy, free event, pay as you walk about. Details visit https://www.facebook.com/shockoeFest.
Rosie Connolly’s St. Patrick’s Block Party, Saturday, March 14, 11am – 7pm, Walnut Alley between the pub and Havana 59, Shockoe Bottom, pub open 11am – 2am. Details visit http://rosieconnollys.com/.
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation fundraiser, Sunday March 15, 1:30pm, in memory of Quinlan Thomas, November 2010-August 2014, at Bowl America Short Pump, 4400 Pouncy Tract Road, Glen Allen, , 804-360-8222 or 804-356-3856. details visit ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ASKChildhoodCancerFoundation.
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.
14th Annual Easter Seals UCP “Eggstravaganza” Black Tie Fundraiser, Saturday, March 21, 6:30pm, at Dover Hall Estate, 1500 Manakin Road, Manakin-Sabot, Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & seated dinner catered by Mosaic, live & silent auctions, Masters of Ceremonies Bill Bevins & Shelly Perkins, for more details about the event and Easter Seals visit http://www.eastersealsucp.com, Valet parking Information on Dover Hall Estate http://www.doverhallestate.com/.
Dover Hall Estate Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4th, noon – 3pm to benefit Easter Seals UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) 1500 Manakin Road, Manakin-Sabot, advance ticket only, and you can pre-order lunch from Cafe Mosaic on-line when tickets are bought, Tickets $15 for family up to 4, $3 for each additional person, Toddle Egg Hunt (ages 2-4) & Junior Egg Hunt (ages 5-10) details https://doverhallegghunt.eventbrite.com.