Henrico-based Arena Racing USA to host race at Richmond Coliseum
December 28 2013 - Driver meet and greet begins at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., $8+
Henrico-based Arena Racing USA, featuring half-scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum, will start at 7 p.m. There will be music, spectator contests, T-shirt cannons and prizes. Driver meet and greet begins at 6 p.m. Kid’s tickets start at $8. For details, call 835-5211 or visit http://www.arenaracingusa.com
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
It’s the final weekend before Christmas – but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare! Relax with half-a-million twinkling lights, enjoy Theatre IV on Tour’s production of “A Christmas Carol” or experience the 11th annual “Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Metro Richmond Zoo.” Another way to relax before the Big Day is with a good book. You can find a vast array of books, covering many genres, and meet authors at the Celebrate with a Book event on Saturday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.