Maymont Japanese Garden 100th Anniversary Celebration, Friday 5:30pm -8pm, Maymont Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive, www.maymont.org or 804-358-7166, ext. 310, reservation required.
Charles City – Chickahominy Indian Tribe 61st Annual Fall Festival & Pow-Wow, Saturday, 10am, grand entry noon, Sunday 11am, grand entry 1pm, 8200 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge, www.chickahominytribe.org or 804-829-2027 or 804-966-2448.
20th Annual Field Day of the Past, Friday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm, Rockville-Centerville Steam & Gas Historical Association, 1741 Ashland Road, Rockville, www.fielddayofthepast.net or 804-741-8468.
HCA Virginia & Children’s Museum of Richmond Family Fun Fest, Saturday, September 22, 10am -2pm, at West Creek Emergency Center, 12720 Tuckahoe Creek Court, features The Avengers live performance 11am, 12:15pm & 1:30pm, also appearing Elmo, and Nutzy, www.c-mor.org/events/family-fun-fest or 804-320-DOCS (3627)
54th Annual Armenian Food Festival, Friday – Saturday 11:30am-9pm, Sunday noon -7pm, St. James Armenian Church, Pepper Avenue, free to attend, $$ for food, www.stjamesva.org.
Body Worlds & the Brain, exhibition closes Sunday, September 23, extended hours, Friday & Saturday open to midnight, Sunday 11:30am-5pm, time slots selling fast, reservations suggested, www.smv.org or 804-864-1400.
Special Olympics Virginia Riding For A Cause Motorcycle Poker Run, Saturday September 22, 8:30am -10am, Academy for Staff Development, 1900 River Road, Crozier, $20 per person, 804-784-6810.
Massey Alliance, Massey On The River, Saturday, September 22, 6-10pm, Rocketts Landing, live music, silent auction, dinner by Ukrops Homestyle Foods, drinks, advance tickets $40, day of $45, www.massey.vcu.edu or 804-828-1451.
8th Annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest, Friday, 4-11pm, Saturday, 11am-11pm, Sunday, 12pm -6pm, Hanover & Belmont, Museum District, www.stbenedicktoberfest.com or 804-254-8810.
Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks Series, Saturday 8pm & Sunday 3pm, The Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 612 East Grace Street, www.richmondsymphony.com or 800-514-ETIX (3849).
Children’s Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run, Presented by American Family, Saturday, September 22, Starts & finishes at Brook Road Campus of Children’s Hospital at VCU, 2924 Brook Road.
Henrico County NAACP 2012 Freedom Fund Banquet, Saturday, September 22, 6pm, Quioccasin Baptist Church, , 9011 Quioccasin Road, tickets $35, Keynote Speaker Rev. Roscoe III Cooper, Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church, www.henriconaacp.org or 804-740-5222.
28th Annual Mustang & Ford Show, Saturday, 8am-5pm, Bass Pro Shops, 11550 Lakeridge Parkway, Hanover, $25 per vehicle, free to spectators, benefits The Wounded Warrior project, 804-426-9094.
Virginia Friends of Mali & VCU Department of World Studies & African-American Studies, annual Celebration of Mali Independence Day, Saturday, September 22, 1-8:304pm, VCU Commons Richmond Salons Theatre, A-D, www.vafriendsofmali.org.
The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League 2012 Designer House, Pinifer Park, 3312 Robious Crossing Drive, open through Monday, October 8. Special wine tasting events at, “Thirsty Thursdays” from 5:30-7:30pm. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am-3pm, Thursdays, 10am-8pm, Saturdays, 10am-5pm & Sunday, noon-5pm, for more details www.rsol.org or www.facebook.com/RichmondDesignerHouse.
Hispanic Heritage Month, Helene Ruiz “Sabor Feminina” (Feminine Flavor) exhibit, opens Friday, September 21, 6-8pm at the Spotlight Gallery, Pine Camp Arts & Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, exhibit runs through November 2, gallery hours 10am-7pm, Monday – Friday, 10am-2pm Saturdays.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Show “The Lost Christmas Eve” at the Richmond Coliseum, Wednesday, November 28, 7:30pm. Tickets on sale Friday, September 21, 10am, portion of the proceeds benefit the Central Virginia Foodbank, www.livenation.com.
South Hill Wine Festival, Saturday, September 22, noon-5pm, Centennial Park, 225 East Danville Street, South Hill, www.southhillrotary.com.
Fall Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, free, www.lewisginter.org or 804-262-9887.
Greater Richmond SCAN 2nd Annual TASTE Details, Saturday, September 22, 6pm Appetizers & Silent Auction, 7:30pm Dinner & Live Auction, Bull & Bear Club, 21st Floor, 901 East Cary Street, www.grscan.com.
4th Annual Fall Family Safety Fair, Saturday, September 22, 11am -4pm, at Chesterfield Towne Center, Richmond Alarm Company, www.chesterfieldcenter.com or 804-794-4661.
Back to School Swag Concert featuring OMG Girlz, Saturday, September 22, at The Trinity Life center, 3601 Dill Road.
50th Annual Virginia Peanut Festival, September 20-23, at Veterans Memorial Park, Emporia, www.thevirginiapeanutfestival.com or 434-637-1739.
Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Friday noon-7pm, Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, Richmond Raceway Complex.
The Richmond Concert Band, Play It Again, Band, Sunday, September 23, 5:30pm, grounds of Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Windsor Farms, www.reband.org or 804-737-3767.
Miss Community Clovia Lawrence 5th Annual Cancer Survivor Day Gala, Saturday, September 22, 12-3pm, The Boathouse, Rocketts Landing, www.kissrichmond.com. Free
Ellen Shaw de Paredes “Ellen’s Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon”, Thursday, October 18, registration at noon, reception at 11:30am, at The Jefferson Hotel, $30, email@example.com or 804-523-3209.
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, Sunday, October 21, 12:30pm, Kanawha Plaza, 9th & Canal Streets, www.makingstrideswalk.org.
Festival Of India, Saturday, September 29, 11am-9pm, Sunday, September 30, 11am-8pm, Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, wwwthefestivalofindia.org.
Gallery at UNOS “Memories Past & Future”, 4th Annual Soirée, Friday, October 5, 7-10pm, exhibit runs through October 27, 8a-5pm, 700 North Fourth Street. www.unitedforunos.org or 804-782-4800.
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape, Saturday, October 20, 11am-6pm, Historic Powhatan Courthouse Square, 3880 Old Buckingham Road, advance tickets $20, non-tasting $15, 804-794-6700 or 866-707-2289.