It’s back The 99th annual Chesterfield County Fair opening Friday, August 24 through Saturday, September 1, the Friday, Aug 24th at the County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Fair hours weekdays are 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturdays 11am to 11pm and Sunday, 1pm to 11pm. admission is Cash Only adults $8, Seniors, $5 and $3 children ages 6-12. Free parking at L.C. Bird High School parking lot and at the County Fairgrounds. For more information call 804-768-0148 www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.
“We Care” Festival, Saturday, September 1st, 10am-3pm, Hotchkiss Community Center/Field, 701 East Brookland Park Boulevard, enter to win a Dodge Charger, raffle tickets sold $10 for three chances to win, carnival games, food, health screenings, basketball skills challenge, and music, for details call 804-321-5115 or www.5street.org.
Richmond Multicultural Day Festival, Saturday, August 25, 10am -5pm, on the grounds of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, 4401 Forest Hill Avenue, features music, dance, crafts, cuisine and fashions from cultures around the world, performers – Sarah Rousso, The Byrd House Dancers, Sharron – Ban Caribe, details 804-243-2645 or www.africawarm.org.
Richmond National Battlefield Park & The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site will celebrate the 96th Birthday, Saturday, August 25, 10am-2pm, Ranger-led walks and special children’s activities at both parks through the day. “History Hunt at Cold Harbor”, Cold Harbor Battlefield Unit, Richmond National Battlefield Park, 5515 Anderson-Wright Dr, Mechanicsville. “History Hunt at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site” Saturday, August 25, 2012 — 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 600 N 2nd St., Richmond, events Free, 804-771-2017 or www.nps.gov/aboutus/npsbirthday.htm or www.nps.gov/findapark.
3rd Annual Carib Culture Unity Festival, Saturday, August 25, 10am -11pm, Brown’s Island, 10th & Canal Street, featuring Third World Reggae Band & other live bands, Carnival style Costumes, $25 VIP, $10 general, details www.Islandventurerichmondva.com
10th anniversary Seafood Splash, Saturday, august 25, noon -8pm, Hadads lake, all you can eat fish, crabs, shrimp, chicken, featuring RVA’s DJ Lonnie B, DJ Drake, Mr. Gee and The Katz band and Chkn Grease, 7900 Osborne Turnpike, Varina, adults $35, $25 teens, $20 kids 2-11, 804-640-6103 or seafoodsplash10.eventbrite.com.
Happily Natural Day – Annual African Summer Festival, Friday, August 24, 8-11pm, The National Awards, Richmond CentreStage, 600 East Grace Street, $12; Saturday, August 25, Noon-7pm, Sunday, August 25, noon-6pm, The Holiday Inn I-64 West End, 2000 Staples Mill Road – Free; Saturday An Evening with Phonte, 8pm, Canal Club, 1545 East Cary Street, $10, www.happilynaturalday.com.
Radio One 2012 Senatorial Community Forum Hosted by Clovia Lawrence, Saturday, August 25, 12-2pm, at The Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street, free but registration is suggested, you can also leave a question at kissrichmond.com or call 804-501-0415.
The CARITAS Furniture Bank Monthly Indoor Yard Sale, Friday, August 24, 10am-4pm, Saturday, August 25, 9 -1pm, 1125 East Commerce Road, Other dates include, September 28 & 29, October 19 & 20, November 16 & 18 & December 14 & 15.
9th annual Movin & Grovin event 5K Run/Walk to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research, Saturday, August 25, 8-11am, Dorey Park, Henrico County, 804-564-9912, www.movinandgroovin5k.org, registration starts at 7am.
12th Annual AT&T Norfolk Latino Music Festival, Saturday, August 25, 5-10pm, Town Point Park, Norfolk, www.festevents.org or 757-441-2345, free and open.
The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Youth Triathlon, 8716 West Broad Street, Saturday, August 25, 8am, www.vhbg.org or 804-270-6566
Richmond Funny Bone, Comedian John Henton, through Sunday August 26, 11800 West Broad Street, www.funnybonecentral.com.
“Nice People Dancing”, Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, through August 26, www.tickets.va-rep.org or 804-282-2620.
Free Outdoor Concert with Johnny Lee Long Band, Saturday, August 25. 4-5:30pm, Varina Library, 2001 Library Road, Richmond.
Back to School Extravaganza, Central Virginia Chapter of BIG – Fort lee Chapter, Ettrick Park, 10am-1pm, Saturday, August 25, DJ Lonnie B & MC DBoogi.
African Community Network (ACN) Immigration Issues in America, Immigration Attorney answers questions about immigration, Monday, August 27, 6pm, 501 East Franklin Street, registration $20 – meal included, 804-389-4488 or 804-312-3388.
New Shoes for Back to School Ministry, Monday, September 3rd, New Location, Second Baptist Broad Rock Boulevard, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard, 8am, free shuttle buses every half hour starting at 5:30am from Third St. Bethel A.M.E., 614 North Third Street to second Baptist Broad Rock, details 804-643-8157
Grammy Nominated R&B & Soul Star KEM, Thursday, September 6, 7:30pm, Lisa Lampanelli , Friday, October 12, 6pm, www.richmondcenterstage.com, or 804-514-3849, for mature audiences. Both shows at The Carpenter Theatre Richmond Center Stage
Williamsburg Jazz & Wine Festival, Friday – Sunday, October 12 – 14, At Lake Matoaka Amphitheater, on the campus of College of William and Mary, 724 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, details www.wjwfestival.com.
Sisters Network Central Va., Inc. Digital Mobile Mammography Coach, at Hillside Community Center, 1500 Hardwood Street, call to schedule your mammogram screening before August 31, 804-257-9131. Gift for Life Block Walk, Saturday, September 29, 9am -2pm, Hillside Court Area, contact 804-306-2533.