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Weekend Events: Richmond SPCA Dog Jog, Church Hill Irish Festival, Southern Women’s Show and more

Here’s a list of events happening around Central Virginia this weekend.

17th annual Dog Jog and 5K Run
Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
2519 Hermitage Road in Richmond 

The Richmond SPCA’s 17th annual Dog Jog and 5K Run, presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, is Saturday, is this Saturday at the humane center at 2519 Hermitage Road.

Activities include a competitive, chip-timed 5K run/walk for humans followed by a dog and stroller-friendly, leisurely, one-mile Dog Jog. There will also be pet-friendly vendors, a Kids Fun Zone packed full of fun crafts, giant inflatables, face painting and more.

Funds raised through the Dog Jog and 5K Run to support the care of thousands of homeless animals and the lifesaving programs and services the Richmond SPCA provides the community.

For more info, visit https://richmondspca.org/

Southern Women's Show 
Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. -7 p.m. | Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Richmond Raceway Complex in Henrico (600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222)

Shop, sample and share the fun at Richmond's favorite event for women. Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more.

Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests, American Idol Taylor Hicks, Savannah Chrisley, from USA's reality show Knows Best, Sharon Oliver from CEO Magazine, CBS 6 Reba Hollingsworth, Tamara Caulder Richardson, AKA; “The Southern Belle Medium” ™. Richmond, Raceway Complex, Richmond, Adults: $12.00 At the Door (Cash or Credit at the Box Office).

Advance Tickets Online: $10, Groups: (10 or More; Advance Only) $8, Youth: $6 Ages 6-12, Children Under 6 Free with Paying Adult. Celebrating Women in Education- free admission with Valid ID at the Box Office for teachers and staff for the entire show. Saluting Women Veterans-FREE admission all weekend with Military ID at the Box Office.

Info:  https://southernshows.com/wri

Church Hill Irish Festival
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church (213 N 25th St, Richmond, VA 23223)

The 34th annual Church Hill Irish Festival will feature Irish-themed live local music, food from St. Patrick's Catholic Church and many neighborhood restaurants. There will also be vendors and local craftspeople, Irish Beverages, family-fun, and kids games, Irish and Highland Dance, and Bagpipers.

The festival began as a fundraiser for St. Patrick Catholic Church and several other local charities. Free parking is offered at 16th and East Broad, with drop off at 24th and East Broad. Handicap drop off at 24th & Broad. Free shuttles run all day on both days.

More info: http://www.churchhillirishfestival.com/

Taste of India: A colorful showcase of Indian Food, Arts and Culture
Saturday and Sunday
Cultural Center of India (6641 Iron Bridge Parkway, Chesterfield)

The Taste of India event is a free opportunity for everyone to experience the colorful culture and rich heritage of India. The event will feature more than 60 live performances, music, and dancing -- from traditional folk dances to modern Bollywood dances -- that reflects the diversity of the country.

There will also be Indian foods, and vendors with clothing, unique crafts and henna artistry, Indian jewelry as well as arts and craft works.

Additionally, there will be free medical screenings for BMI and blood pressure, as well as financial, estate planning and insurance agents and other companies offering free consultations.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, visit www.cciva.org

Time Travelers: Free Admission to 20 Historic Sites in Richmond
This Weekend 

Time Travelers, a biannual Richmond Region tradition, invites tourists and locals alike to discover the area’s treasures spanning 400 years of fascinating history, including historic homes, museums and other one-of-a-kind attractions.

Twenty of the area’s historic sites will offer visitors a “Passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on March 23-24.

Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from the participating locations’ websites:

  • Agecroft Hall & Gardens, information www.agecrofthall.org or 804-353-4241;
  • The American Civil War Museum – Museum & White House of the Confederacy. Call 804-649-1861 or visit www.acwm.org;
  • The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, call 804-655-6055, www.branchmuseum.org;
  • The Chesterfield Historical Society’s Magnolia Grange, Chesterfield County Museum and 1892 Historic Jail, call (804) 768-7311 or visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com;
  • Chimborazo Medical Museum (Richmond National Battlefield Park). For more information, call (804) 226-1981 or visit www.nps.gov/rich;
  • Clarke-Palmore House. For more information call (804) 652-3406 or visit www.henrico.us/rec;
  • Courtney Road Service Station information call (804) 652-1455 or visit www.henrico.us/rec;
  • Dabbs House Museum. For more information call (804) 652- 3406 or visit www.henrico.us/rec; Deep Run Schoolhouse, For more information, call (804) 652-1455 or visit www.henrico.us/rec;
  • Henricus Historical Park, For more information, call (804) 748-1611 or visit www.henricus.org;
  • The John Marshall House, For more information, call (804) 648-7998 or visit www.preservationvirginia.com/marshall;
  • The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Call (804) 648-5523 or visit www.poemuseum.org;
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site call (804) 771-2017 ext. 0 or visit www.nps.gov/mawa;
  • Maymont, For more information, call 804-358-7166 ext. 310 or visit www.maymont.org;
  • Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, For more information call (804) 652-1455 or visit www.henrico.us/rec;
  • The Valentine and the 1812 Wickham House, For more information, call (804) 649-0711 or visit www.thevalentine.org;
  • The Valentine First Freedom Center, For more information, call (804) 649-0711 or visit www.thevalentine.org/firstfreedomcenter;
  • Virginia Randolph Museum, For more information call (804) 652-1475 or visit www.henrico.us/rec;
  • Wilton House Museum, For more information, call (804) 282-5936 or visit www.wiltonhousemuseum.org.

Be sure to watch CBS 6 News at 7 p.m. for Antoinette Essa’s "A List" event previews.

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