Anyone who knows me can attest to how much I love Richmond, which is why I am always bragging whenever we make the news for anything from our culinary scene to the best place to start a small business! I often browse the weekend activities section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in order to offer advice to anyone on what to do around town in good old #RVA. This weekend seems especially bright, filled with fun and meaningful activities that make RVA truly great through service, art, and culture.
Begin the day on Saturday with some community service at the James River Cleanup that kicks off the 3rd Annual Shiver in the River, a fundraising event and winter festival that supports Keep Virginia Beautiful! Cheer on or sign up for the 5K run that follows across the new Potterfield pedestrian Bridge. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should! Register Saturday or chose the optional pre-registration at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Later, watch some brave souls take a dip in the icy water of the James and stay for the winter festival starting at 11 am and lasting until 4 pm!
If that wasn’t enough for the day, take time to support the local art community and get your ticket for the Young + Artful event at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, held from 8 pm — 11 pm. The young and young at heart are all welcome to enjoy food and drinks and music all while participating in the silent art auction. A great way to start collecting art for your home! "Money raised from this year's event will go toward VisArts’ Tuition Assistance Fund that makes the center’s community art classes affordable for all people, regardless of their ability to pay.”
On Sunday, Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the year of the rooster with the whole family at the Children’s Museum of Richmond — Central. The Chinese new year will be celebrated with the traditional Lion Dance beginning at 10:45 am, followed by other traditional Chinese folk dances performed by the Pacific Arts Dance Troupe, Richmond Chinese Folk Dance Group, and Yu Dance Arts. Stay for calligraphy lessons by the Richmond Chinese School offered throughout the day. The fun doesn’t stop there, as the CMoR is featuring a special guest— candy maker Masaji Terasawa, who will be creating Japanese candy art “amezaiku.”
Have a fun and fulfilling weekend by celebrating service, art, and culture in Richmond!
WandaFears, Realtor ABR CRS GRI WCR
Richmond, Va. Long and Foster Realtors