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Thursday, Nov. 29 Bizarre Bazaar – The Christmas Collection, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. This holiday marketplace spans four exhibition buildings and is filled with gifts for everyone. Continues through Dec. 2. $7, $1.50/ages 2-12. www.bizarrebazaar.com.

Friday, Nov. 30 Grand Illumination 2012, 5:50-7 p.m., The James Center, 1051 E. Cary St., Richmond. At 5:59 p.m., Santa will start the countdown to the lighting of the downtown office buildings and decorations. www.thejamescenter.com. James River Shorts, 6:30-9 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. View the best short films/videos, 30 minutes or less, in this juried competition from the James River Film Society. $8, $5/members. www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inaugural Nutzy’s Rotary Funn Run, 7:30-9:15 a.m., The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond. The 5k course will begin at The Diamond and will incorporate part of the annual Dominion Richmond Christmas Parade route along Broad Street before ending back near the ballpark. Benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond and First Things First of Greater Richmond. $25. www.nutzyrotaryfunnrun.com. Virginia Youth Football League championship games, 9 a.m., Petersburg High School Stadium 3101 Johnson Road, Petersburg. Age groups from Midget’s (6U) through Seniors (14U) from Chesterfield, Fort Lee, Hopewell and Petersburg will compete. $3, $1/children. Ronald Irving, 892-8577, ronald@vayfl.com. Book signing, 9-11 a.m., Westbury Pharmacy, 8903 Three Chopt Road, Richmond. Author Rich Babbitt will be signing his paperback book, “From Paperboy to Boomer: How Lessons Learned From Paper Routes and Lawn Mowing Have Shaped 10 Skill Sets of Today’s Leaders.” 437-3974, www.boomersbook.biz. Seventh Annual Writer’s Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, 512 W. Washington St., Petersburg. Published authors will offer workshops, readings/performances, and advice for writers and readers of all levels. Free and open to the public. www.args.k12.va.us. 29th Annual Dominion Christmas Parade, 10 a.m.-noon, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. Holiday floats, marching bands, huge helium balloons and Santa will head down West Broad Street to Seventh Street. Free. http://richmondparade.com. Book signing, noon-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 11640 W. Broad St., Richmond. See listing above. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Landmark Theater, 6 N. Laurel St., Richmond. The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas then he bargained for in this holiday classic. A Broadway in Richmond performance. Performances continue through Dec. 2. $33- $63. www.landmarktheater.net. Let it Snow, 8 p.m., Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond. Enjoy this Richmond Symphony tradition of timeless favorites and holiday surprises. $7.50-$76. 592-3400, www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Sunday, Dec. 2 Old-Fashioned Christmas, noon-5 p.m., Maymont, 1700 Hampton St., Richmond. Celebrate an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas with carriage rides, visits with St. Nick, food and drink, music, bonfire and holiday activities. $5, $3/members, children 12 and younger. Carriage rides, $5/person, $3/members, children 12 and younger. 358-7166, ext. 329, www.maymont.org.

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