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Weekend Events: Virginia Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival, OystoberFest, Kickin’ WingFest and more

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Oct. 14

The African Children's Choir performs Friday, 7 pm at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 3110 Greenwood Avenue Colonial Heights, VA,  visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com or call  (804) 526-0816.

Historic Beacon Theatre, Hopewell - Phil Vassar with Special Guest Kyle Davis, doors ope 6:30 pm; Asleep At The WheelFriday October 21; Pat McGee Band - Friday November 4; WAR - Sunday November 6; Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes  - (An Evening With – Presented by Renaissance Entertainment) Saturday November 26. Details visit http://thebeacontheatreva.com/.

Fish Fry Friday & Line Dancing with Mr. G & Stormin Norman every 3rd Friday at The Royal Manchester, 1721 Wall Street, Richmond. $5 from 5 - 7 pm, after 7 pm $ 10, line dancing starts at 8 pm. Benefits The Fan Free Clinic and or a family for Christmas. Details call 804-305-1660.

Oct. 15

The Annual Virginia Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival

Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm at the Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, 6406 Courthouse Road, Prince George, VA 23875. The event features the Czech & Slovak communities in Petersburg and Prince George County,  and showcases the music, dances, food and customs brought here by the Czech & Slovak families who settled on abandoned farms after the Civil War and whose ancestors cal those areas home. It also features farm and family history displays. Free to attend, for directions and more information call (804) 863-0212 or visit http://vaczechslovak.org.

OystoberFest in Historic Ginter Park,

Saturday, 12 - 6 pm at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond. Rappahannock River Oysters anyway you like them, fried, steamed and grilled as well as brats, hot dogs, beer, wine, bands and a Kids' Zone. All oyster shells will be collected by the Oyster Shell Recycling Program run by the VCU Rive River Center. For the first time the "We-Pay-You-Bike Valet", is available, ride your bike to the festival and earn $2 in tickets. A $2 donation is suggested for Saturday's Festival, food and drinks, -pay-as-you-go. For more information visit http://www.oystoberfest.com/.

LLS Light The Night Walk

Saturday - Registration opens at 5pm at Gamble Hill Park between 2nd and Springs Streets blocks away from the Virginia War Memorial. Hundreds expected for The Leukemia & Lymphomas Society's annual Light The Night Walk to cure blood cancers. The program consists of a Remembrance Ceremony at 6 pm and the short walk at 7 pm. There will also be children's activities and entertainment. For details visit http://www.lightthenight.org/va/ or http://www.lls.org/ or call 804-673-5690. CBS 6 Greg McQuade is the emcee.

5th Annual Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival

Pocahontas State Park - Heritage Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, Saturday, 12 pm - 6 pm. A celebration of Virginia's Bounty, featuring local artisans, craft brewers, food vendors, local musicians and outdoor companies. Free admission with  paid parking, samples are pay-as-you-go. Details www.facebook.com/vahopsfest. Sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Radio and Concert Entertainment.

3rd Annual Beyond The Call of Duty Car Truck and Bike Show

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm, at Mobility Supercenter, 7450 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. This is a fundraiser for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and their accessible Independence program. This program helps paralyzed veterans that aren't able to get help from the VA Hospital. It also supports funding for projects like widening doorways to making accessible showers, to building ramps on their homes, providing wheelchairs, or adaptations to their vehicles so they can drive. For more information call 800-231-7774 or email ndavid@mobilitysupercenter.com.

2016 Martial Arts World Super Show

Saturday, at Hermitage High School gymnasium. 8301 Hungary Spring Road. Tournament from 9 am – 2 pm where students from around the nation will compete in various events to showcase their hard work and dedication to the martial arts. Starting at 6 pm the main event - the DEMO team competition. Master Tina Bane first ever female to reach the level of Master Instructor at Martial Arts World, will be presented her Master Instructor Saturday morning. For details visit http://mawevent.martialartsworlduniversity.com/ or call 804-673-5200.

Through Their Eyes

Saturday, 5:30 pm; an evening of Monologues, Music & Art at Kanawha Plaza. A collection of stories which explores  what it means to be a victim and how to become a survivor.  For details call 804-539-3594.

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinics

Free flu shots for adults and children from 9 am to 1 pm at Bon Secours St. Francis Watkins Centre at 601 Watkins Centre Parkway in Midlothian.

Fun, educational activities for families and kids, raffles, tips for staying healthy during flu season, free refreshments/snacks, giveaways and prizes. Walk-in mammograms (3-D available, copay/coinsurance applies).

Participants can visit www.watkinsER.com to complete paperwork in advance and ensure a shorter wait time. At Bon Secours St. Francis Watkins Centre, 601 Watkins Centre Parkway, Midlothian.

Oct. 16

Kickin' Chicken WingFest

Sunday - noon - 5 pm, 17th Street Farmers' Market,  Partnering with Center of the Universe and Buffalo Wild Wings. Sample and cast your ballots for the best wings, listen to music, see the game on the big screen and see the winner of RVA's Wing King and Best Wings in Richmond. The WingFest benefits the Enrichmond Foundation. For details visit http://enrichmond.org/.

The African Children's Choir performs Sunday, 10:45 am at Buford Road Baptist Church,
819 Buford Road, Richmond. For details visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com or call
(804) 320-2734.

8th annual Teen Read Week Masquerade

Saturday, 6 - 9 pm  at the North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield. This year's  theme is Once Upon a Masquerade, with fairy tale characters, knights, dragons or evil queens. There will be dancing, food, games, prizes and free books. Teens can win gift cards, including the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card. For more information visit library.chesterfield.gov or call 804- 751-CCPL.

Future Events: Saint Anthony Maronite Catholic Church presents a religious concert by Saint Rafka's Choir of Saint Joseph convent, Tomb of Saint Rafka in Lebanon. Friday, Oct. 21, 7pm a conference Challenges of Christians in the Middle East; Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm concert at Saint Anthony Maronite Church, done in Arabic, Syriac and English and Sunday 9 am, Msgr. George M. Sebaali, Pastor will celebrate the Divine Liturgy sung by Saint Rafka's Choir. For details visit StAnthonyMaroniteChurch.org or call 804-270-7234.

VSU Trojan Corner Live Jazz

VSU Billy Taylor Monday Night Jazz Session, Foster Hall Trojan Corner. Mondays 6:30 pm - 9 pm, Director Professor James Saxsmo Gates.

GRASP Saturday at the Library new dates Saturday November 5, January 28 & February 11, 2017 at the Downtown Library, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond  http://grasp4va.org/, call 804-527-7772.

The Compassion Experience November 4-7.  An interactive tour in to the lives of three Compassion-sponsored children child living in a developing country, Uganda, the Phillippines and Guatemala. Hosted by the West End Assembly of God, 401 North Parham Road. Reservations suggested, For details visit  https://changetour.compassion.com/press-resources/richmond/.

Broadway in Richmond - 2016-2017 Season: Elf The Musical, Dec. 9-11, Altria Theater; tickets on sale broadwayinrichmond.com or call 800-514-3849.