Mini Greek Festival at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral – This weekend, you can get a taste of the delicious foods of the Greek Food Festival in a downscaled, mini version of the popular spring event. The Mini Greek Festival kicks off today at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral and runs through Saturday. The smaller festival is indoors and features Greek music, dancing, and a marketplace featuring local artisans in addition to all the tasty food that makes the event so popular. Festival volunteers will be serving up Greek specialties like moussaka, pastichio, souvlaki, and more at lunch and dinnertime, along with an assortment of pastries–both a la carte and by the pan for take-home enjoyment. Learn more here.
West Broad Village’s seasonal ice rink opens in Short Pump – If you’re looking for some good, old-fashioned family fun over the holidays, there’s plenty to be had at West Broad Village. The shopping center in Short Pump is opening its ice rink, The Rink at West Broad Village, for the season this Friday evening. The facility will offer public skating every day throughout the winter as well as rental skate for those who don’t have their own pair. It all runs through January. More info here.
41st annual VCU Health Richmond Marathon – It’s time to run or cheer on those brave enough to hit the 26.2 miles of pavement. The Anthem Richmond Marathon is celebrating its 41st year of thousands hitting the streets. Our race is often cited as one of the “Best Fall Marathons,” which is what will happen when you work to be America’s friendliest marathon. We here at RVAHub have never run a marathon, but we have run around and gathered a few links to help those of you running and watching. That deserves a medal, right? We’ve got everything you need to know whether you’re running, spectating, or just trying to avoid the event and make your way around the many closed roads this Saturday. Get all the info and see road closures here.
Richmond Cider Celebration in Shockoe Bottom – Richmond kicks off Cider Week VA this weekend in Shockoe Bottom, a state-wide celebration of the apple in its liquid, alcohol form. The Richmond Cider Celebration will take place Saturday, November 10th from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM in Shockoe Bottom at 100 N. 17th Street. In partnership with Virginia Cider Association, Enrichmond Foundation will bring together ten Virginia cideries, for your sipping pleasure. Food trucks will be on site, too. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Learn more and get your tickets here.