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Marion Meadows, Central Virginia Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 13:38:20-04


Friday, October 27, 6 pm & 9 pm, The Renaissance Ballroom, 107 West Broad Street, Downtown Richmond. Another JS Affair presents An evening with Jazz Saxophonist Marion Meadows with Jazz Vocalist Lindsey Webster,  in two shows. Also performing Richmond's Doors Wide Open Band. Tickets at tickets or call 804-510-9999. Partial proceeds benefit the West End Richmond Striders.

Lupus In Color and Can I Get a Word Ministries Presents, An Evening with Raymond Cottman. Music, poetry and theater. Quality Christian Entertainment with a stellar singer, songwriter and author honoring lupus warriors. A celebration of each lupus warrior in the Richmond, Virginia area and beyond. An Evening with Raymond Cottman will occur Friday, at 7 pm at the Veritas School 3400 Brook Road, Richmond, in Virginia Hall. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $30 at the door. For more information about Lupus In Color, visit

October 28 & 29,

Central Virginia Highland Games & Celtic Festival at Richmond Raceway Complex,  600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond,  Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. The festival features highland dancing, and harp and fiddle competitions, a Vendor Village with jewelry, traditional Celtic food, pottery, and kilts, a kids area, and whiskey tastings, this includes instruction and interactive session on the proper way to nose and taste single malt Scotch whisky. Tickets at Proceeds from the festival benefit the Cullather Brain Tumor & Quality of Life Center, Richmond International Raceway Cares, and other local charities. FREE Parking. For more information,  visit or the Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland games Facebook page.

Saturday, October 28, 8th Annual Innsbrook's Great Pumpkin Palooza, 10 am - 4 pm, Northshore lawn at Innsbrook. Innsbrook Foundation hosts the largest Punkin Dunkin contest around!  Featuring trebuchets designed and built by local high school students who are competing to be named the 2017 Champion,  3rd annual high school “Battle of Bands”,  punkin dunkin, costume contests, fun treats and the Markel Kidszone, climbing wall, petting zoo, pony rides and bouncy house activities. Sponsored by Highwoods Properties, Markel Corporation, Silver Diner Innsbrook, Truliant CFU, School of Rock, JPFoundation, Event Makers, USA, and Michael & Son Restoration. Benefiting Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation which is a beacon of hope for those who are affected by teenage depression and anxiety.  For details visit

2nd annual Pecan Festival Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Activities for Sunday have been cancelled due to inclement weather forecast, but the Festival will happen on Saturday. Richard Bland College of William & Mary is gearing up for its 2ND annual Pecan Festival Saturday, October 28 from 10am – 5pm. Richard Bland College is home to the oldest and largest pecan groves in Virginia, with over a 1,000 pecan trees situated on its 750-acre campus. So it's only natural to host the 2nd annual Pecan Festival on the grounds at 11301 Johnson Road, South Prince George. There will be vendors, food, entertainment and music stage options, highlighted by the popular Richmond-based Trongone Band, which performs a mixture of southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and American Jam. More than 200 vendors will be on-site with products ranging from homemade pecan foods, fine soaps, jewelry, baked goods and clothing. More food, beer and wine vendors will be at this year’s Pecan Festival.  Family themed entertainment includes a full line-up of bands, a kids’ zone, “Little Miss” pageants, a dog costume pageant, and a pecan food bake-off. Admission to the Pecan Festival is free. For more information, visit

October 27 & 28

Mayor Levar Stoney has proclaimed October 28, 2017 to be Richmond Symphony Day in the City of Richmond, in celebration of the Symphony’s 60th Anniversary. The Richmond Symphony will celebrate its 60th Anniversary with music by Bartók, Stucky, and Chris Brubeck and will feature the intriguing young string trio Time for Three on Saturday, October 28th at 8 pm at the Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre. Tickets start at $10 for adults and are free for children under 18. Time for Three will also be featured on a special Dominion Energy Casual Friday performance that includes selections from the Masterworks program, as well as additional works by Time for Three, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones performed by the trio. This Casual Friday performance IS Friday, October 27th at 6:30pm at the Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre. The audience is invited to a special happy hour with Symphony musicians after Friday’s concert at Champion Brewery. For more information visit Visit or call 804-788-1212.

Saturday, October  28

Sisters Network Central Virginia Chapter Survivorship dance, 7 - 11 pm at Meadowbrook Country Club, 3700 Cogbill Road, Richmond, discounted tickets $30, contact Zelma Watkins at 804-306-2533 or stop by the Sisters Network Central office, 105 East Clay Street Friday from 5-6pm.