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Maymont Farm to reopen with celebration Sunday

Maymont Farm will reopen Sunday, March 26, after being closed for 10 months to undergo a $3 million facelift.

Tim Reid holds 2nd Annual Spring Fashion Showcase fundraiser April 2

Actor and film producer-director Tim Reid is best known for his role as Venus Flytrap on the 1970s television sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” and for his Petersburg-based film production company, New Millennium Studios, that he sold a few years ago.

Virginia Arts Festival to feature Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis

Noted operatic soprano Kathleen Battle, a five-time Grammy Award winner, will be featured in “Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad” as part of the Virginia Arts Festival.

VCU students’ work to be showcased at The Anderson

Want to see the kind of art that Virginia Commonwealth University students are producing?

Author to speak April 1 on ‘Liberation of Forgiveness’

Riley Keene Temple, a Washington telecommunications attorney and author of “Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed,” will talk about the “Liberation of Forgiveness” and sign copies of his book during a discussion 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, ...

Autism Awareness 3K Walk and Festival April 2

A local foundation dedicated to helping families dealing with autism and other special needs is joining forces with the Richmond Police Department to host the “Light It Up Blue” Autism Awareness 3K Walk and Festival on Sunday, April 2. The ...

Racial healing retreat set for April 7 & 8

“Healing Racism: Facing Fear/Facing Freedom” is the theme for Coming to the Table Richmond’s Mid-Atlantic retreat April 7 and 8 at Richmond Hill, 2209 E. Grace St.

‘Date with Dad’ celebrates 10th anniversary this weekend

When Kai Banks began working for Girls for a Change through AmeriCorps five years ago, she said she was only one year into recovering from a difficult marriage.

Horror-satire film ‘Get Out’ makes box office history

Jordan Peele’s hugely popular debut horror-satire film “Get Out” has made box office history. It is the first film by an African-American writer-director to earn more than $100 million.

Southern Women’s Show this weekend at Richmond Raceway Complex

Free wine frappes, gift cards, a chance to hit the lottery, makeovers and free admission for teachers are some of the highlights of the 26th Annual Southern Women’s Show this weekend at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave.

Wellness Block Party to combine health info, fun

Music, health screenings and health information are the focus of a VCU Wellness Block Party that students from Virginia Commonwealth University’s medical campus will host this weekend at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St.

Obamas sign $65M book deal

Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals. The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced last week.

Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Johnny Gill in Richmond April 1

R&B artist Charlie Wilson, the lead vocalist behind the legendary R&B group The Gap Band, will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Richmond Coliseum for his “In It to Win It” Tour. The All White Attire Concert, promoted ...

Pine Camp exhibits honor Women’s History Month

The expression of beauty through silhouette figures and models representing the merge of beauty, fashion and lifestyle will be the subjects explored in art exhibits at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center in honor of Women’s History Month.

Icon Angela Y. Davis unleashes her thoughts on Trump, Clinton and future

The election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president “was the future we really dreaded,” said scholar and activist Angela Y. Davis.

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