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The Dragon Boat Festival returns to Rocketts Landing on July 30 from 8 am to 4 pm for another year of racing dragon boats on the James River. The race will feature 40-foot canoes decorated with ornate Chinese dragon heads. Each boat will be filled with a team of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson. Teams from Richmond companies will participate in the races.
Each year, thousands of Purple Martin’s return to roost in the Pear Trees next to the Historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market during their annual migration from South America. Bring your family and bring your camera while capturing the breathtaking spender and aerial ballet of these migratory birds that return each year to rest and recoup from their journey. The Market is located on 17th Street downtown. For more information call 676-0477 or visit us online at www.richmondgov.com/
Ellwood’s Cafe features live music on most Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 8 pm. Open Mic night is on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Ellwood’s Cafe is located at 10 S. Thompson Street. For more information visit www.ellwoodscafe.com
The William Byrd Community House invites families to our Annual Carnival on August 19 from 4-8 pm. This family friendly event features games, prizes, food and music. The event will be held at the William Byrd Community House athletic fields. This event is open to the public. William Byrd is located at 224 S. Cherry St near VCU. For more information call 643-2717.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Friday Art and Wine in the Best Cafe and galleries of VMFA. Themed-guided tours of the galleries are given at 7 and 7:30 pm each friday night. VMFA is located at 200 North Boulevard in Richmond. For more information visit www.vmfa.museum
Join the fight against homelessness by donating gently used furniture and household items to the next CARITAS Furniture Bank on August 27th for Donation Saturday, held the fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 AM to 2 PM. The CARITAS Furniture Bank is located at 1125 East Commerce Road, just south of downtown Richmond off the Maury Street exit. For more information call 358-5008.
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djannag July 27th, 2011
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