102nd Chesterfield County Fair, continues through September 5th at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, corner of Courthouse & Krause Roads, Fair schedule Thursday – Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm, Grandstand shows: September 5th, 1 p.m. – Glen Shelton; 3:30 p.m. – Southland Band; 8PM – Klaxton Brown Band. For details on the fair visit http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/.
ISKCON of Richmond Annual Janamashtami Festival, Saturday, September 5th, 7pm – midnight at Richmond Magnuson Grand Hotel Convention Center , 6531 West Broad Street. A free event. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), otherwise known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes over six hundred major centers, temples and rural communities, nearly one hundred affiliated vegetarian restaurants, thousands local meeting groups, a wide variety of community projects, and millions of congregational members worldwide. Janamashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God Himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, celebrated by nine hundred and thirty million people around the world–and two million in the US alone. To devotees, it’s Christmas and New Year’s in one, a day of deep spiritual renewal and celebration that effectively finishes an old year and begins a fresh one. For more information visit http://richmondkrishna.com/.
Music in the Park Series at Forest Hill Park, near the Stone House, Sunday, September 6th from 5-7pm; and October 4th, 5pm, for details visit http://foresthillneighborhood.com/.
“History On Tap: The Queen Bee” a ticketed tasting event, A 213 Year Old Recipe Tasting at The Virginia Historical Society, Tuesday, September 8th, at 6pm. An informal discussion about mead-making in Virginia and the making of Queen Bee, featuring Bill Cavender, owner of Black Heath Meadery. Other speakers include, Keith Tignor, State Apiarist, will talk about beekeeping and honey and Dr. Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the VHS will speak about the importance of the VHS’s collections. Recipes are accessible to the public at the VHS’s collections. Tickets $18 For VHS members and $20 for non-members. For more information visit vahistorical.org.
The “NEW SHOES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL Ministry of The Richmond Partnership of Churches annual shoe give-away is Labor Day (Monday, September 7th) at Second Baptist Church Broad Rock, at 8am for school age students, grades K-12. The Ministry began in 2005 at Third St. Bethel AME when 712 pairs were given to students, accompanied by their parents/guardians from the city of Richmond and its surrounding environs, it has grown to a total of over 72, 000 pairs of new shoes given – ten (10) years later. A total of thirteen (13) churches are now in the ministry. For details visit https://www.facebook.com/newshoeministry?fref=ts.
Cedar Street Baptist Church of God, 2301 Cedar Street, Annual Back to School Beauty & Barber Day, Monday, September 7th, 7am – 11am, free haircuts and hairdos, children must be accompanied by a parent, hair must be shampooed prior to services, for more information visit http://www.csbcog.org or call 804-648-8919.
An Evening of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Richmond Jazz Society features Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Tuesday, September 8th, two shoes at 7pm & 9pm, at Capital Ale House, Downtown Music Hall, 623 East Main Street, advance tickets $25, day of show $30, cash only. Details visit http://www.vajazz.org or call 804-643-1972.
Wine & Beer Classic at Maymont, a farewell to summer party in Richmond, Friday, September 11th, 7pm – 10:30pm. Sample Virginia’s brews and wines along with bourbon and moonshine tastings and live music by Big Mana Shakes. Games and food available. Tickets $35 per person for Dooley Noted Society members; $15 for designated drivers, For 21 and older, visit http://www.maymont.org or call 804-358-7166, ext. 313.
RVA Community Improvement Blitz, Keep Virginia Beautiful is looking for volunteers to clean up the city in preparation for the UCI Road World Championships in September. Volunteers are needed Friday, September 11th from 11am – 3pm & Saturday, September 12, 9am – 1pm at various locations. Volunters can register at http://www.HandsOnRVA.org, at www.Richmondgov.com/NeighbortoNeighbor or at https://jrac-va.org for the James River Regional Cleanup.
Cycling Themed displays and exhibits in the Richmond area:
- The Valentine Museum – In Gear: Richmond Cycles, a take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, look for special extended hours nightly during the cycling event. The exhibit runs through January 3rd, 2016. For more details visit http://thevalentine.org/#.
- Science Museum of Virginia – Bikes: Science on Two Wheels through September 27th. Discover a collection of historic, rare, peculiar and all-around amazing bikes! Since its inception in the late 19th century, the bicycle has impacted how people live, work and play. Trace the evolution of the bicycle from its origins to the sleek, modern designs that line streets around the world. For more details visit http://www.smv.org/explore/featured-exhibits/bikes-science-two-wheels.
- Virginia War Memorial – World War II Women’s Army Corps Bicycle, A bicycle specifically designed for members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during World War II is now on display at the Virginia War Memorial’s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center in downtown Richmond. The bicycle is on loan from the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia through September 31st to coincide with the upcoming Richmond 2015 UCI World Cycling Championship taking place September 19-27 in the Richmond area. For more details visit http://www.vawarmemorial.org.
- The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design – Balance in Motion: The Evolution of Cycling in America through October 18th, 2501 Monument Avenue. Discover the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition with an international bike display which sparked the first U.S. bicycle factory, learn how bikes changed to give a man and a women rider shared control and trace the evolution of today’s bikes from the first successful titanium bike to today’s popular touring bicycles.” For more information visit http://www.branchmuseum.org.
- The Gallery at UNOS, 700 North 4th Street – Bike 2015: Richmond Wheels featuring work by Andras Bality, Matt Lively, Greig Leach )official artist of 2015 UCI Worlds), September 11 – October 31. Opening reception Friday, September 11th 5 – 7:30pm. Hours 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday, UCI extended hours September 25 until 7pm, 11am – 7pm September 26th & 27th. For more information visit http://www.unos.org or call 804-782-4630.
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes the UCI Road World Cycling Championships to Richmond, and celebrates with extended hours till 8 p.m. on weeknights September 21 – 25. UCI Road World Championships Sunday, September 20. The Garden is the start venue for the elite men’s and women’s team time trial events. Free admission to the Garden on this day (only). Evenings in the Garden during UCI Road World Championships in Richmond Monday, September 21 – Friday, September 25 (Weeknights Only). Extended hours till 8pm, Leashed pets allowed on the evening of Thursday, September 24, Regular Garden admission. Activities will be in the gardens adjacent to Bloemendaal House, a structure which was one of the first bicycling clubs in Richmond. An exhibit detailing the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel Club and Richmond’s early cycling history is included in admission. Lewis Ginter -1800 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, for more details visit http://www.lewisginter.org and the UCI Road World Cycling Championships visit Richmond2015.com.
UCI Road World Championships events: Plunky & Oneness with special Guest DJ Danja Mowf, Saturday, September 19th, at the Canal Club, 17th & Cary Street, Shockoe Bottom, doors open 9pm. Advance tickets $12, for more information call 804-397-9099.
UCI Road World Cycling Championships Opening Ceremony Friday, September 18th, 6:30-8pm on Brown’s Island featuring The Richmond Symphony and Rayvon Owen performs a free concert, gates will open at 5:30pm. Concert is free but tickets are required, for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uci-road-world-championships-opening-ceremony-tickets-18135981208. For more information on the UCI Road World Cycling Championships visit http://richmond2015.com/.
The 9th Annual Pink Tie Gala Masquerade Ball presented by Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Saturday, October 17th, 7:30pm – 12:30am at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Ballroom. Silent Auction, live music, The Celebration of Life Dance Team, food, tickets $100, all tickets include free parking in the convention center parking deck at 3rd & Marshall. This is year’s Hosts Bill Bevins & Shelly Perkins of EAST 100.9. For more information visit http://www.pinktiegala.org.