Looking for something to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities? Try these four things.
1. Visit the museum: Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is celebrating Museum Weekend on Sept. 23-24 with $ 1 general admission. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can experience Pamplin’s main exhibit with seven galleries and explore the museum, historic homes, and park. On Saturday at 11 a.m., author Jeffrey Hunt will conduct a talk and a signing of his recently published book, and at 1 p.m., park historian Gary Helm traces demonstrates period weaponry in the Round Ball to Rim Fire Program. Saucy’s BBQ will be on site all weekend to provide beverages and signature foods. The park is located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg. For more information, call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.
2. See a play: On Friday, 7 p.m., Lee Playhouse at Fort Lee continues its KidKapers production “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” The show is scheduled for a three-weekend run at the Lee Playhouse, located at Building 4300 Mahone Ave. Other performances are Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. For reservations or more information, call the box office (804)734-6629.
3. Eat some barbecue: On Saturday, James House and Colonial Harley-Davidson will be hosting the first Hogs for the House Benefit Cook Off Competition. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Colonial Harley-Davidson, 1701 Temple Pkwy, Prince George. Entrance into the venue is free. Tasting tickets are $ 10 and can be purchased online at www.thejameshouse.org/events or at the venue. This family-friendly event will also feature live music, a 50/50 Raffle, motorcycle service vendors, raffle prizes, and more. Proceeds from the event will go to James House. For more event information, contact Anna at 804-458-2704 or [email protected]
4. Enjoy Chesterfest: The 16th annual Chesterfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event will be held at Chester Village Green, 11800 Centre St. Presented by the Chester Community Association, Chesterfest brings folks from all over the region to experience international foods, arts and crafts, a Kids Zone, music from area groups, a pie eating competition, and more. For more information, contact Elliott Fausz at 804-405-5443 or visit ChesterFest.org
HOW TO SUBMIT: Send event and contact info to [email protected] or mail to The Progress-Index, 15 Franklin St., Petersburg, VA.