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Mother’s Day Weekend Events: Botanical Garden, Central Va. Wine Festival and more!

Playground house at the lake at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Playground house at the lake at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Central Virginia Wine Festival is Saturday, May 10th, 12pm – 6pm at the SnagAJob Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive at Innsbrook. The event features 16 wineries, live music, food, & beverage, specialty beer, arts & crafts and will benefit the Richmond Chapter of Virginia Tech Alumni Association. details http://cvwf.richmondhokies.org/.

Mother’s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The Garden is open Saturday, May 10, 10am – 4pm with the Butterflies LIVE! Exhibit, and participants can help weave a Maypole, hula hoop and chase bubbles. and Sunday May 11, the popular Mother’s Day concert featuring Glenroy Bailey & Co will perform from 1 – 4pm, food will be available for purchase and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs but no outside food. For more information on Lewis Ginter visit http://www.lewisginter.org or call 804-262-9887.

Susan G. Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure, Saturday, May 10th on Brown’s Island, for details  http://www.komencentralva.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=komen%20race&utm_campaign=komen%20race%202014%20-%20pulsar

William Fox Elementary School 35th Strawberry Street Festival, Saturday,  May 10th, 12 – 4pm, Strawberries, games, rides, vendors, auctions, raffles, food. For details visit http://foxpta.org/events/strawberry-street-festival/.

Taste of New Kent Wine Festival sponsored by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, May 10th, 11am – 6pm, tickets $35 at the gate, details http://www.atasteofnewkent.com/.

“MOMINATION” ComedySportz Players compete against their moms, Friday, May 9, 8pm & Saturday, May 10th 4pm & 7pm, the Major, High School and Middle School League players will compete against their moms, at 8906 west Broad Street, tickets available at http://www.cszrva.com or call 804-266-9377.

Camp Warrior, baseball camp for children with Autism, coached by Richmond Flying Squirrels players, Saturday, May 10th, 9am – 1pm, game 11:15am – 12pm. Registration is $10, for details http://www.mbbw@rvahastalent.com or call 310-894-6449.

Music in the Park, concert series in Forest Hill Park, Sunday, May 11, 6pm – 8pm, free, for more details visit http://foresthillneighborhood.com/2014-music-in-the-park-concert-series-lineup/

May Community Events in Highland Park, Friday, May 9th, 5:30pm – 7pm, Groovin’ in the Community Garden at Highlandview Avenue and Woodcliff Avenue; May 15th, Groovin’ in the Fire House 15 Garden; RVA Has Talent Season Two, meet Inix Semi-finalist, Wednesday, May 14, 7pm at the Hippodrome, details call 804-329-4900.

Chihuly’s Red Reeds Glass Sculpture are back at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for Mother’s Day; Posing Beauty Exhibition, the Best Cafe, Amuse Restaurant, get more details http://vmfa.museum/ or call 804-340-1400.

Meet William B. Robertson, a Diplomat, a counselor to US Presidents and a Teacher, shares his story about creating Camp Virginia Jaycee, Wednesday, May 14, 7:15 -9am at The Place at Innsbrook, 4036-C Cox Road; Wednesday, May 14, 7 – 8pm at Cartersville Baptist Church, 21 High Street, Cartersville; Saturday, May 17, 6-8pm, Richmond Marriott west, 4240 dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, for details visit 540-847-2972 or visit http://www.campvajc.org.

Fort Clifton Arts, Music and Crafts Festival in Colonial Heights, May 10 & 11, a family-oriented and educational portraying the historic significance of the fort and its importance in the Civil War to the Petersburg defense line, there will be arts & crafts, Civil War relic exhibits, re-enactors and demonstrations, children’s ride, concessions with food and drinks. Free parking and shuttle buses from Colonial Heights School, Fort Clifton Park, 5501 Conduit Road (behind Tussing Elementary School), for more details visit http://www.colonialheightsva.gov or call 804-520-9390.

Virginia Hops & Barley Fest, Saturday, May 10, Virginia micro-brews at Malvern Farm in Powhatan, 288, & Huguenot Trail, live music, wine, advance tickets $20, at the gate $25, details http://www.vabeerfest.com/.

1st annual Jimmy Dean Music Festival, Sunday, May 11th, 2pm at The Richmond Marriott, 500 East Broad Street, mother’s day brunch before the concert, for reservations call 643-3400 for tickets visit http://www.henricus.org/.

9th annual Church Hill Games, Saturday, May 10, 9:30am – 2pm, Bill Robinson Park in Church Hill, 701 North 37th Street, Church Hill Games is a sports clinic day that provides sports instruction, lunch and encouraging, faith-filled message to over 200 youth, ages K – 8th grade. For details visit http://www.blueskyfund.org/church-hill-games.

Richmond Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Relays Youth Development Meet, Saturday, May 10 at Highland Springs High School.

Brides Against Breast Cancer, Charity Wedding Gown Sale & Bridal Show, Saturday, May 10th VIP 10am – noon, at The Westin Hotel, 6631 West Broad Street; general admission noon- 5pm, gowns range from $99 – $3900, for details visit http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.

Spring Passion Tour with Jagged Edge, Dru Hill featuring Sisqo and SWV, Friday, May 9th, doors open 7pm, show 8pm at Richmond Centre Stage, SWV will be filming their second season of their reality show at the concert, http://www.ETIX.com or 800-514-3849.

Richmond Concert Band, Free Mother’s Day Concert Sunday, May 11, 6pm at Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, joined by  The Henley Street Players and Richmond Shakespeare to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday. For details visit http://www.rcband.org/.

FUTURE Events: 29th annual Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series, opening Concert, Thursday, May 15,  gates open at 5pm, details http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

Jazz Inside Out fundraiser sponsored by Virginia Higher Education Fund, Friday, May 30th, 8pm – 12am, The Westin Hotel & Courtyard, 6631 West Broad Street, $40 deadline to buy tickets May 20, featuring J. Tucker & The Krewe Band, G7 Jazz, Hors d’oeuvers & cash bar, Jazz Art & Designer Auction, CBS 6 Antoinette Essa serves as Emcee, for more details visit http://www.vahigheredfund.com/events.

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