Equine Extravaganza, the Virginia Equestrian Festival and Expo, November 1-3 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, The show will feature more than 100 clinics and demonstrations by top trainers and horse experts, The Ma’Ceo Gypsy Festival Equestrian Show (somewhat like a Cirque du Soleil) under the Big Top with 10 different breeds of horses and daring riders performing. The Exhibit Hall will be full of equine-themed vendors so horse lovers can kick off their holiday shopping! There will also be an exclusive Secretariat themed event documentary on “The Life of Secretariat’s owner” Penny Chenery on Saturday only. Event hours are, Friday 10:00 am 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, for more details visit www.EquineExtravaganza.com.
Richmond Ballet celebrates its 30th Anniversary November 1-3 at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage with three epic performances at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Friday, November 1, 7:00pm, Saturday, November 2, 7:00pm and Sunday, November 3, 2:00pm. The Richmond Symphony will provide live accompaniment for all three of the Ballet’s 30th Anniversary performances. There is also a pre-performance discussion one hour before each show. For more details visit www.richmondballet.com or call 804-344-0906.
14th annual Brunswick Stew Festival, Saturday, at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Shockoe Bottom, November 2, sample stews $1 from 11am – 4pm, , sales start at 1pm for a quart from $5 – $7 and will go fast, details on Facebook page. Free entry, more details www.RichmondGov.com.
3rd annual Autumn Bottom Brews, Sunday, November 3, noon- 5pm,at 17th Street Farmer’s Market, a celebration of the seasonal craft beer flavors and local food, free entry, more details on the 17th Street Farmer’s Market Facebook Page.
11th annual Ashland Train Day, Saturday, November 2, 10am – 5pm, music, games, model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad related vendors, displays and mascots Cinder and Tender Bear, due to limited parking space satellite parking is located in the Ashland-Junction (Roses) Shopping Center, Henry Clay School and St. Ann’s Church where the trolleys will pick you up. For more details visit, www.mainstreetashland.org/train-day or call 804-412-7288.
56th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival, Urbanna, Virginia, November 1 & 2, Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday, 9am – 5pm, get your oysters your way, raw, steamed, roasted, frittered, oyster stew, activities include an antique car show, oyster shucking contest, oyster festival parade, wine tasting area, music, vendors, this is a walk and pay as you go, parking Friday $10, Saturday $10, for details visit, www.urbannaoysterfestival.com.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pho Eta Omega Chapter’s Saute & Sizzle, Richmond Men Are Cooking, sample dishes by prepared by Talented Chefs, dance the night away with the music of ChkN’ Grese, cash bar and Silent Auction to benefit The REO Scholarship Fun & Community Outreach Programs, Saturday, November 2, 7:08pm – 11:08 pm, at The Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central, 2626 West Broad Street, Tickets $25, for details visit www.reoaka.org.
Screen n Suds, Beer, art and music at Gallery 5, Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2, craft beer and screen print art, get details at http://gallery5arts.org/newsitedesign/?page_id=226
Sisters Network, Inc., Richmond, Va. A breast cancer survivorship organization, “Stop The Silence” Annual Fundraiser Dance, Friday, November 1, 10pm – 2am at Dir Tuefel Club, 16 East Marshall Street, single $20, $20 couple, DJ Mr. C. for details, www.sistersnetworkcentralva.org or 804-426-9575.
St. James Baptist Church, 2169 New Market Road, Varina, A Vocal Gospel Extravaganza Competition, Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary Doorkeepers, Saturday, November 2, 4pm, tickets $10, for details call 804-329-0855 or 804-795-7747 or visit www.sjbcofvarina.org.
Future Events: The Civic Affairs History Committee of Fourth Baptist Church, 2800 P Street, presents Renowned Harpist Jeff Majors, November 9, at Fourth Baptist Church at 4:00 p.m. Also performing will be the Joyful Noise Quartet, Hosted by CBS 6 Shelby Brown, tickets are $20, at Barkay’s Record Shop, The Gospel Bookstore & Fourth Baptist Church, or call 804-644-1013.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, “Empower Yourself Against Default” Saturday, November 9, 9am – 5pm, 2712 Chamberlayne Avenue, for details www.nhsofr.org or call 804-329-2500.