The Richmond Partnership of Churches will once again host their annual New Shoes for Back to School, Ministry on Monday, Labor Day, September 2 from 8am-4pm at Second Baptist Church, Ralph Hodge Pastor, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard. The New Shoes for back to School Ministry will open the doors at 8am and will fit every student with new shoes until they run out. Shoe donations are still needed, the public is invited to drop off new school shoes at Second Baptist Church on Broad Rock Boulevard or any one of the other churches participating: Branch’s Baptist – Mathew S. Brown; Centenary United Methodist – Matthew Bates Ebenezer Baptist – Levy Armwood; Fifth Baptist – Ricardo L. Brown; First Baptist Midlothian – Pernell J. Johnson; God’s Simple Gifts Ministry – Valencia Malone; Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion – Tony Henderson; Second Presbyterian – Alex Evans; Sharon Baptist – Paul A. Coles; Sixth Baptist – Yvonne Jones Bibbs; Sixth Mount Zion Baptist – Tyrone Nelson; Third Street Bethel A.M.E. – Reuben J. Boyd. For more information call 804-221-7394 or 804-643-8157.
100th Anniversary of the Chesterfield County Fair, August 23rd – August 31st, at the County Fairgrounds across from L. C. Bird High School, at Krause and Courthouse Roads. The fair features Tigers, bears and Ligers (half Lion half Tiger) GXW pro wrestling, A SEBRA sanctioned championship Extreme Bull Riding competition, and returning an Elvis Tribute by Keith Henderson, and many other attractions. Fair hours are 4-11pm weekdays, Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 1-11pm, for more details, www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.
kings Dominion is open Labor day Weekend. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Bachata Music Festival! Sunday from 2-5:30pm, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, so bring your dancing shoes to the Kingswood Amphitheater, event is free with park admission, 804-876-6000 or www.kingsdominion.com.
A Spectacular 35,000 gallon water stage awaits you at Cirque Italia in the parking lot of the old K-Mart Store at 6807 Midlothian Turnpike. It’s a chance to experience a European traveling Circus. The circus features two hours of impossible and unbelievable attractions that includes A Mermaid, Coco the Clown from Argentina who rides the world’s smallest Bicycle, a contortion on top of an 8 foot coat rack and other talented performers from around the world. Cirque Italia is under the White & Blue Big Top Tent through Saturday, September 8, hours are August 30, September 5, 6 at 7:30pm and September 1, 2, 7 & 8 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm. For more details visit www.cirqueitalia.com or buy your tickets at the box office on site Monday – Sunday 10am-6pm.
C.L. Bryant and his award-winning Documentary Film “Runaway Slave” at The Movieland Cinema, 1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh Street, Thursday, September 5th, 7pm. This is a free event, meet and hear Rev. C.L. Bryant speak about his experiences and his inspiration to his award-winning film.
RVA Wake N’ Sun Fest, Sunday, September 1st, 11am – 9pm at Rocketts Landing, features water sports, over a dozen bands including The DJ Williams Projekt, food/beer trucks and more than 50 vendors, advance tickets $10, at the gate $12.
Opera in the Park, Virginia Opera singers backed by the Richmond Symphony for an evening of music in Dogwood Dell, Saturday, August 31, from Opera, to Broadway Musicals, food vendors, and family friendly evening, free, concert starts at 7:30pm.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Bands and Beers, Friday through Labor Day, 2408 Ownby Lane, check for times Brewery is open, call 804-420-2420 or visit www.hardywood.com/events.
Labor Day weekend at the Diamond, The Flying Squirrels Holiday weekend games, fireworks and fun Friday – Monday. Labor Day is Bark in the Park, pets are welcome, check for game and fireworks times, call 804-359-funn (3866) or visit http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t3410.
Jazz on The Hill, Friday, September 6, 6:30-10pm, 324 North 29th Street, featuring the Richmond Jazz Society, Kevin Davis & Ban Caribe, James “Saxmo” Gates, Hand in Glove, and many more, donation $5, supports Chimborazo Elementary School International Baccalaureate Primary Certificate Process, Asbury United Methodist Church.