It’s an annual tradition at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the Mother’s Day Weekend Celebrations Friday, May 8th through Sunday, May 10th. Activities in the Children’s Garden to the annual Mother’s Day Concert featuring Glenroy Bailey & Co. at Bloemendaal House and For the first time, the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit is open for Mother’s Day. All activities, Butterflies LIVE! and the concert are free with Garden admission $12 adults; $11 seniors; $8 children ages 3 – 12 and free for children under age 3. Check out the story of two little girls and their visits to Lewis Ginter over the years – http://www.lewisginter.org/blog/2014/04/16/a-mothers-day-tradition/ and for more information on event visit http://www.lewisginter.org or call 804-262-9887.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Brown’s Island, the Island opens at 7am, at 7:45 survivors meet for the Survivor “Foto and Frolic, the kids dash is at 8:30am, followed by the Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk at 9am. For more details visit
Science on Tap Craft Beer Festival at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Saturday, May 9th, 2 – 6pm featuring local breweries, live music and the science behind the drinks. Free signature pint glass to the first 1,000 guests, for details visit http://www.smv.org or call 804-864-1400.
The Central Virginia Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 12:00-6:00pm rain or shine at the Innsbrook Pavilion located in Innsbrook. Tickets $20 on-line, $25 at the gate http://cvwf.richmondhokies.org/.
2nd annual War Between the Tastes: Civil War Food Festival, Henrico County Recreation and Parks, Saturday, May 9, noon – 4pm at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen, Explore Civil War history using your five senses in various activities, games, presentations and music from the 1860s. Event is free, for details visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com.
5th Annual Virginia Hops and Barley Festival sponsored by The Powhatan Rotary Club, The Draft Doctor, Brown Distributing and Capital Ale House, Saturday, May 9, noon – 6pm at the Historic Malvern Hill Estate in Powhatan. For details visit http://www.vabeerfest.com.
Cinco de Mayo festival at Central Park Petersburg, Saturday, May 9, 11am – 10pm, 115 Central Park off Sycamore Street in the heart of Historic Poplar Lawn District in Petersburg. Features artists, family fun, music, salsa, pinatas, and Mariachi. For more information visit http://www.tricityfestivals.com.
A Taste of New Kent Wine Festival, Saturday, May 9, 11am – 6pm, A Taste of New Kent with 12 Virginia wineries, vendors, food trucks, and Kings of Swing. Tickets available online at http://www.atasteofnewkent.com/ $25 in advance,$35 at the gate, sponsored by The New Kent Chamber of Commerce, http://newkentchamber.org/.
The Nina & Pinta, replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships are on display in Richmond,Sunday, the ships depart on Monday, May 11. The ships are docked at Rocketts Landing: The Nina replica was built by hand without the use of power tools. The Pinta replica was built-in Brazil and is larger than the original. The public is invited to tour the ships. Admission tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students ages 5 to 16. Children 4 and under can enter for free.
The Hindu Center of Virginia and Gandharva School of Music have joined forces to bring you a Mother’s Day Nepal Relief Concert and Dinner Sunday, May 10th, 6pm
The Hindu Center Of Virginia Hall, 6051 Springfield Road, Glen Allen. A hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. For more information call 804-360-7692, 804-306-1494 or 804-397-9794
Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour Sunday, May 10, 1:00-6:00pm, more details http://museumdistrict.org/events/2014-mothers-day-house-garden-tour/.
The Art of John Lennon, May 7th – 9th noon – 8pm and May 10th noon – 6pm at Chasen Galleries. Donations will benefit FeedMore, for more details visit http://www.chasengalleries.com or call 804-204-1048.
Johnson’s Charities & Tightlynz Barber Shop’s 2nd annual Community Day, Saturday, May 9th, noon – 5pm at 4908 Government Road, Fulton. For more information call 804-727-7951.
Spring Festival at Miles B. Carpenter Museum, 201 Hunter Street, Waverly, Saturday, May 9th, 10am – 4pm, for details call 804-721-5328. Also at the Spring Festival a fundraising campaign for CAN-DO KIDS Literacy Project, the fundraiser will provide supplies needed to support the recipients of the literacy program. Visit http://de.gofund.me/nzt9ro or http://www.luvbearsedutainment.com.
I will be at the Miles B. Carpenter Day Spring Festival in Waverly, Virginia on May 9th from 10:00 am til 4:00 pm.
FUTURE Events: The Chester Rotary Club’s Grillin’ on The Green, With A Taste of Chester, Thursday, May 14, 5-8:30pm at Chester Village Green. competition in BBQ and new this year a category for restaurants that do not do BBQ, the public gets to vote on their favorite vendor, advance tickets $20 and $25 at the gate, for details visit http://www.chestervarotary.org or call 804-748-7083.
2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis Richmond, Saturday, May 16 at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. For details call 804-665-9955.
3rd annual James River Wine & Music Festival, Saturday, May 30th, 11am -6pm in Lynchburg City Stadium, http://www.vawinelover.com/festival/.
James River Cellars – Fridays on the Patio Music Series: May 10, 2015 Mother’s Day Strawberry shortcake & Wine Pairing & Sundays in the shade music series, visit http://www.jamesrivercellars.com/events.html.