Weekend Events: 9/11 Blue Mass, Virginia’s Patriot Day Ceremony, city-wide bake sale and more

Friday, Sept. 9:

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige Tickets on Sale 

Tickets go on sale for Maxwell and Mary J. Blige will tour together for the first time co-headlining The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour playing arenas nationwide.

Playing at the Richmond Coliseum Nov. 23, with Ro James joining the tour as a special guest on all dates.

Details here: http://www.livenation.com/

Cookies for Kids' Cancer RVA City-Wide Bake Sale

A WINN Transportation trolley, also known as the “mobile bake sale,” will sell cookies downtown from 10 a.m. 2:30 p.mm

I am Petersburg Jazzfest: Jazz Under The Stars

The 7th annual I am Petersburg Jazzfest: Jazz Under The Stars takes place at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church at  2223 South Crater Road in Petersburg.

The show features Jazz Artists Bill Mcgee, Tim Bowman & Urban Guerrilla Orchestra, hosted by Clovia Lawrence.

Food for sale and lawn chairs suggested.

Petersburg Fire Department Fundraiser

Ricky Johnson & Friends & 106.5 The Beat will set up shop in Petersburg to collect much-needed funds for the Petersburg Fire Department.

The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Walmart at 3500 South Crater Road in Petersburg.

For more info, call 804-474-0000 or 804-774-0099.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Blue Mass in Church Hill 

Knights of Columbus Virginia State Council, Father Charles G. O'Leary Council 6457, and Holy Rosary Catholic Church, hosts the 1st annual Blue Mass for at 5 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in 3300 "R Street in Church Hill.

The Mass will honor and remember members of the military, law enforcement agencies, firefighters and other first responders. All first responders, family and friends of fallen, living and active first responders are invited.

A reception will follow the Blue Mass. Please RSVP to office@hrccrichmond.org

Cookies for Kids' Cancer RVA City-Wide Bake Sale

Carytown will serve as the anchor location for Saturday’s city-wide bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 20,000 gourmet cookies will be sold to benefit the national nonprofit that supports research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer.

Visit Ellwood Thompson, Dogma, Sweet Frog, Need Supply Company, World of Mirth and a “drive-thru bake sale” across from the Byrd Theatre. Plus, Westhampton RVA merchants, including Libby Market, Paper Plus, Sara Campbell, CCH Collection, Boyer’s Ice Cream and Coffee, Bliss, Fraiche, 1z2z3z, The Toy Center Yum Yum Good, Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint  and The Shops at 5807 are also on board, agreeing to donate 10 percent of their Sept. 10 profits to the fundraiser.

Visit the Facebook group page or Twitter at https://twitter.com/rvagoodcookies or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/RVAbeagoodcookie/

17th Annual James River Regional Clean-up

The big clean up is open to individuals, families, boaters and paddlers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed for Bellemeade and Mandhester in Richmond and Patton Park in Petersburg.

For details visit www.jrac-va.org or call 804-748-2567.

Sunday, Sept. 11 

Virginia’s Patriot Day Ceremony

The 3rd Annual Virginia’s Patriot Day Ceremony is Sunday at 2 p.mm at the Virginia War Memorial's in the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater features keynote speaker Richmond resident Mary Ann Wilson, who was an eyewitness to the attacks on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City from her office in the Federal Building a few blocks away. 

The ceremony, presented in cooperation with the U.S. Navy Recruiting District, Richmond, will remember the victims in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and honor the members of the military, law enforcement agencies, firefighters and other first responders.

The one-hour program at will include a solemn flag retirement ceremony conducted by sailors of the Navy’s Recruiting District and patriotic music. The National Anthem will be sung by Lieutenant Faith Flippo of the Richmond Police Department.

Click here for more information.

Shockoe on the Halfshell

Oysters the way you like it, raw, steamed, fried and with or with sauce -- and beer to wash it all down with live music to swing to at 17th Street Farmer's Market from noon through 5 p.m.

A free event, items pay as you go, click here for more details.

Future Events: 

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League 2016 Designer House

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League 2016 Designer House at at 3223 Hawthorne Avenue in historic Ginter Park will be open Sept. 12 through Oct. 10.

Pineapple Acre, one of Richmond’s finest homes, was designed by noted architect Courtenay S. Welton in 1929.

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League has sponsored the Designer House every other year Since 1984, to raise money for the Richmond Symphony.

The house is open daily for tours, there’s an on-site Café and a Boutique where local artisans sell items like clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, stationery and crafts.Special events such as the Preview Gala and Thirsty Thursdays are offered and the Designer House venue is available for rental for private parties.

For more information visit http://www.rsol.org/pages/events--fundraising.html or call the Designer House hotline - 804-662-0334.

Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series

  • Thursday, Sept. 15 -- Willie Nelson and Family, special guest Aaron Lewis. Gates open at 5 pm, showtime 6pm.
  • Friday, Sept. 16 -- Alabama Southern Drawl Tour
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 -- Trace Adkins.

Tickets and more information here: http://innsbrookafterhours.com/

DON'T MISS: Richmond September Festival Guide 2016