New Shoes for Back to School Ministry, Monday, September 3rd, New Location, Second Baptist Broad Rock Boulevard, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard, 8am, free shuttle buses every half hour starting at 5:30am from Third St. Bethel A.M.E., 614 North Third Street to second Baptist Broad Rock, details 804-643-8157.
Sisters Network Central Va., Inc., Gift for Life Block Walk at Hillside Community Center, 1500 Hardwood Street, 804-257-9131., Saturday, September 29, 9am -2pm, Hillside Court Area, contact 804-306-2533 or 804-257-8131, $20 registration.
The 99th annual Chesterfield County Fair through Saturday, September 1, at the County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Fair hours weekdays are 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturdays 11am to 11pm and Sunday, 1pm to 11pm. admission is Cash Only adults $8, Seniors, $5 and $3 children ages 6-12. Free parking at L.C. Bird High School parking lot and at the County Fairgrounds. For more information call 804-768-0148 www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.
James River Cellars Harvest Wine Festival, James River & Three Guest Wineries celebrate Fall Harvest, Saturday, September 1st, 11am – 5pm; also Special Labor Day Wine and Cheese Pairing, 11009 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, www.jamesrivercellars.com or 804-550-7516.
New Date – “We Care” Festival, Saturday, September 1st, 10am-3pm, Hotchkiss Community Center/Field, 701 East Brookland Park Boulevard, enter to win a Dodge Charger, raffle tickets sold $10 for three chances to win, carnival games, food, health screenings, basketball skills challenge, and music, for details call 804-321-5115 or www.5street.org.
New date – Richmond Multicultural Day Festival, Saturday, September 29, 10am -5pm, on the grounds of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, 4401 Forest Hill Avenue, features music, dance, crafts, cuisine and fashions from cultures around the world, performers – Sarah Rousso, The Byrd House Dancers, Sharron – Ban Caribe, details 804-243-2645 or www.africawarm.org.
Whitten Brothers 4th annual Denim Drive, (shorts, pants, jackets, etc) to support Chesterfield County PTAs & Goodwill’s community-based programs, Through September 23, ceremony September 26 at Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, www.chesterfieldcenter.com or 804-794-4661.
Verizon Wireless American Music Festival, three days over 30 Bands on Virginia Beach, Friday, August 31 – Sunday September 2, Event Stages 5th & 24th Street Beach Stage, 17th, 24th,, 31st Street Parks, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Tailgate Style End of Summer Fest , Gospel, Blues, R&B and Oldies, Sunday, September 2nd, Shands Park in Stony Creek, featuring Najee, $15, gates open 2pm, music starts 4pm, 804-218-3476 or 804-898-1721 or 804-276-7789.
24th annual Herndon Labor Day Festival Wine & Microbrew Tasting, Monday, September 3, 12-6pm, 777 Lynn Street, $20, Downtown Herndon.
Back to School Extravaganza Central Virginia Chapter of B.I.G Fort Lee Chapter, with DJ Lonnie B and MC Dboogi, Monday, September 3, 10am-1pm, Ettrick Park.
Richmond Public Schools “Back to School Hotline” through September 5, 7:30am-4:30pm, 804-319-3123.
The Virginia Hornets Youth Night, Saturday, September 15th at Richmond City Stadium, tail gate 5:30pm kick off 7pm, all kids in youth football uniform admitted in free, tickets $$5 kids ages 6-16, www.vahornets.com or http://www.facebook.com/virginiahornets or call 804-476-0040.
2012 Dinwiddie County Fair, September 6-9, Virginia Motorsports Park, 8018 Boydton Plant Road, Dinwiddie/Petersburg, www.dinwiddiecountyfair.com or 804-732-1100 or 804-862-3174.
DMV 2 GO – St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 700 East Belt Boulevard Thursday, September 6, 9am-4pm.