Friday, August 14, 2015

4th Annual RVA Brew-B-Q

     If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, Downtown Richmond’s 17th Street Farmer’s Market is host to the 4th Annual RVA Brew-B-Q!
     As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Richmond’s craft beer scene is growing to immense popularity.  This festival will bring the best of our craft breweries together along with Virginia’s best Barbecue producers.  Enjoy live music and an expanded Farmer’s Market featuring fresh produce and hand-made goods for sale!

     The festival will be held from 12— 5 pm and admission is free with food and beer available for purchase.  Proceeds will go to Enrichmond, a foundation that serves Richmond’s people, parks and public spaces.  See you there! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Hello, Dear Friends!

As you know, awareness for Leukemia and Lymphoma is a cause I hold dear to my heart being a cancer survivor myself.  I've been raising money for the Light the Night Walk for a few years now, earning awards for my efforts, having raised over 50K!  While earning recognition is not at all my goal, it is motivating to know that my efforts are not only proof of my family and friend's support but of the community's as well and how many lives this disease affects.

Right now, I am almost at my fundraising goal! I set the bar high for myself this year at $12,000 and I'm determined to make it.  Help me reach my goal and donate to Miles for Missy!

To learn more about me and my goals or to donate please visit Miles for Missy!

This year Light the Night will be held on Saturday, October 17 at the Virginia Historical Society at 5:00 pm.

There are so many other's out there raising money for this cause, it doesn't matter who you donate to, let's keep up the good work!

To track fundraising progress in the meanwhile, click here.

Monday, August 3, 2015

RVA August Festival Guide

With August off to a great start with Hank Williams, Jr. playing at Innsbrook this past Saturday, I thought I’d share yet another RVA festival guide so your summer can go out with a bang!

Filipino Festival
Friday, Aug. 7 & Saturday, Aug. 8
Coming up on its 10th year, there will be food, music, traditional dance and art showcased starting at 5 pm on Friday night.  Admission is free and it will be held off of Woodman Road in Henrico.

PanaFest RVA
Friday, Aug. 7— Sunday, Aug. 9
Featuring different events and celebrations each day, experience undiluted African culture at the Innsbrook Pavillion this weekend.  "Held in August to commemorate the freedom, emancipation and abolishing of slavery in British colonies on August 1, 1834.”  For more information on each day’s events, visit here.

Richmond Jazz Fest
Saturday, Aug. 8 & Sunday, Aug. 9
There are so many artists lined up for the 6th year of this event held at Maymont Park!  Tickets are pricey, from $85 a day to $140 for a weekend pass, but featuring world renowned artists like Natalie Cole, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray.  There will be musical previews throughout the city before and after the concerts at Maymont so be sure to check out their website.

Watermelon Festival
Sunday, Aug. 9
Hold on to your watermelon seeds!  This is the event that all local Richmonders rave about.  From a day of family, foodie, and the cocktail connoisseur fun, this festival brings everyone out to play.  Come early to find parking.  Festivities begin at 10 am and last until 6 pm, officially...

RVA Brew-B-Q
Sunday, Aug. 16
The tastiest Barbecue and craft beers the area has to offer. What more could you ask for to celebrate summer?  Held at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market in Downtown RVA from 12-5pm.

Chesterfield County Fair
Friday, Aug. 28— Saturday, Sept. 5

Traditional games, food and music and acts!  Come out for all the family fun!