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Weekend Events: Dog Jog and 5K Run, Southern Women’s Show, Smokin’ Barbecue Festival and more

Posted at 7:04 PM, Apr 15, 2016
Dog Jog This Weekend

Dog Jog This Weekend

Butterflies LIVE! At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, April 15 – October 9, open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. An opportunity to experience  hundreds of tropical butterflies in the Conservatory. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Explore the origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Photos are permitted, with respect to other guests. For more details visit

Southern Women’s Show, Richmond April 15 – 17 at Richmond Raceway Complex. Show hours Friday: 10am-8pm, Saturday: 10am-7pm and Sunday: 11am-5pm. Adults tickets: $10.00 at the Door, Youth: (6-12) $5.00, Children Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult. Advance Discount Tickets: Discount Tickets Available at Walgreens for $7.00 each, advance discount tickets and can be purchased at Walgreens store. Click here for store locations. Celebrity guests include pop/soul singer Rayvon Owen, Gizelle is the breakout star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac, The BIG Burly Project Burlesque and Danee musical group performs. For more information visit

Saturday, April 16

Lace up and leash up for the Richmond SPCA at the 14th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run on Saturday, April 16, presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts! A day packed full of fun for the whole family, including your four-legged friend! Run or walk our 5K and one-mile Dog Jog and visit the vendor fair at the Robins-Starr Humane Center, located at 2519 Hermitage Road in Richmond. All events are pet friendly except for the 5K Run, which is for people only. Participants can register individually or as part of a team. For more information, call Lauren Keisler at 804-521-1318 or, visit for more details.

Struttin’ 4 Domestic Violence Fashion Show is Saturday, April 16, 6pm at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Lipmann Auditorium, 1651 East Parham Road, Henrico. Fashion show and self-esteem builder, funds benefit the Carol Adams Foundation. For tickets and more information visit

Petersburg Smokin’ Barbecue Festival, Saturday, April 16, 10 am – 5pm in Historic Old Towne Petersburg featuring music behind the Farmer’s Market, vendors serving ribs, pulled pork, beer brisket pork tenderloin, sweet treats and other eatables, artisans and crafters. Free tastings of beer and cider with full glasses available for $5. Advance tickets $10, at the gate $15, free for kids 12 & under must be with an adult. Details visit

Also in Petersburg, Half Marathon & 5K, runners & Walkers can join in Saturday, April 16, start and finish in the downtown area, the event celebrates Petersburg and its history. For details visit

Sheep to Shawl at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, Saturday, April 16 noon – 4pm, learn about wool and the methods used to process the fiber, enjoy historic music while strolling the grounds and the 19th-century farm site, for details visit

The Richmond engagement of DISNEY’S THE LION KING will leap onto the Altria Theater stage Tuesday, April 19 to Sunday, May 8. THE LION KING will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm with one weekday matinee on Thursday, May 5 at 2pm. Premium Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Tickets are available at Altria Theater and Dominion Arts Center box offices, at 1-800-514-3849 or Orders for groups of twenty (20) or more may be placed by calling (804) 592-3401 from 10am to 5pm.