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Radio One Richmond presents Women’s Empowerment Expo Saturday, September 28, noon -5pm, featuring Actress Angel Bassett, founder of Radio one Cathy Hughes, CBS 6 Anchor Lorenzo Hall, performances by Grammy winner Chrisette Michele, Gospel artists Isaac Carree and Ernest Pugh. At Richmond Raceway Complex, info, kissrichmond.com or 804-672-9299. Get there early to see Angela Bassett, she is appearing in the 1 o’clock hour.

State Fair of Virginia: September 27 – October 6 at Meadow Event Park, I-95, Exit 98, Doswell, Caroline County. http://www.statefairva.org/

2013 State Fair operating hours Friday, September 27: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, September 28: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 29: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday, September 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, October 2: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, October 3: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, October 4: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 5: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, October 6: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Note: These are the box office and building hours only; rides will continue to operate for a minimum of one hour after the box office closes, or longer at the discretion of fair management.

5th annual Festival of Grapes and Hops, Petersburg Chamber of Commerce sponsored – Walk in Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps while sipping on some new and classic vintages of Virginia’s Wines and Craft Breweries. Saturday, September 28th from 11am to 5pm in Old Towne Petersburg. Each ticket holder will get a Festival of Grape and Hops Wine glass and can purchase a collector’s Beer Glass with Lincoln on it for $5. Tickets are $15 for tasters and $10 for non-tasters. For more information visit www.festivalofgrapesandhops.com.

12th annual Chester Fest on the Chester Village Green opposite the Chester Library, 11801 Centre Street, presented by the Chester Community Association, 10am-5pm, has an even bigger Kids Zone and the popular pie eating contest, 150 vendors with the usual flare along with a few new additions. The same goes for our unforgettable entertainment. http://chesterfest.org/ChesterFest/Welcome.html

Sisters Network Central Virginia Inc. will once again walk the community with lifesaving information about Breast Cancer for The 9th annual Gift for Life Block Walk, Saturday, October 28, from 9am to 12pm. This year volunteers will walk the Randolph Community and Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street serves as the headquarters. The walk consists of volunteers canvassing a selected neighborhood door to door to distribute breast cancer information. Registration is $20 for an individual or $15 per person for groups of 10 or more, onsite registration is suggested. For more information visit www.sistersnetworkcentralva.org or call 804-804-447-4027.