At Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Hear about famous love stories of 19th century couples where love was for better or worse! (Jefferson Davis + Sarah Knox Taylor, Jenny Wade + Jack Skelly, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, etc). Due to the popularity of this program, reservations and prepayment are required. RSVP by February 7th. Park Members $20, Non-Park Members $24
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The Richmond Symphony's popular Rush Hour concerts return to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. These one-hour informal concerts feature fantastic orchestral and chamber music in the Hardywood tasting room. Grab a beer, hit the food trucks and enjoy a great concert at 6:30 on a Thursday night. The third performance in the series will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
The Virginia Living Museum’s 15th annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – a Best of the 757 Gala - Feb 7th, 2020! Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wines. samplings from local restaurants and an eclectic mix of live music, entertainment and games. Mingle with friends and colleagues among the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits.
Start with the VIP reception (6-7pm). For a full hour enjoy exclusive samplings and priority access to all restaurants in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy divine music. VIP parking is a breeze, close by. You’ll be more than ready for the Main Event at 7pm $125 (includes main event).
This holiday season we supported Shoelady.org (with the help of Rebekah Brewster and Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg) in providing shoes for children in need all over Hampton Roads.
The Shoe Lady Organization started in 2013 when a young boy went to the home of Melissa and Bill Hoffman to play with their son. He arrived in the pouring, freezing rain on a November afternoon barefoot carrying his shoes. When asked why he wasn’t wearing them he said that they were his grandmother’s and they didn’t fit. At that point Melissa started the non profit to find shoes for all children in need. In 2016 Melissa passed away and Bill valiantly picked up her torch. You can help by donating at www.shoelady.org.
Our Liz Moore Richmond office is teaming up with Bridging RVA to make a difference in the lives of kids! We are collecting new twin sized sheets and blankets to donate to families in need. Donations can be dropped off before Oct 20th at our office, 1020 Old Bon Air Road in Richmond.
In celebration of National Recovery Month, our Potluck for a Purpose today raised money for the McShin Foundation, Virginia's leading authentic peer-to-peer Recovery Community Organization (RCO). Thank you Honesty Liller, CEO of the McShin Foundation, for joining us and telling us about McShin!
Founded in 2004, The McShin Foundation is Virginia’s leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organization (RCO), committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders. While providing the tools for recovering individuals to create positive lifestyles, they aim to spread the word of recovery and educate families, communities, and government regarding SUDs as well as reduce the stigma attached to them.
Liz Moore agents and staff put on their bowling shoes and took part in the VPAR Charitable Foundation Bowl-A-Thon to support housing related charities such as LINK, Habitat for Humanity, Transitions, Menchville House, and Natasha House. Over $12,000 was raised and money is still coming in!
We had a great time at our Potluck with a Purpose raising money for Heart for Orphans, an organization that provides support and stability for teens who have aged out of the orphanage system in Ukrainian.
Heart for Orphans is a charitable organization that provides support and stability for teens who have aged out of the orphanage system. At the young age of 16 with no family support, these vulnerable teens face a life of potential crime, drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. Many end up in prison… or sold by sex traffickers… or die too young. Feelings of abandonment… rejection… and despair is all that they know!
Learn more about them at https://
Kitty Holzbach, with the help of Garnet Gilmore from Warwick Forest Independent Living, threw a Cinco de Mayo Potluck with a Purpose to raise money for a wheelchair ramp to be built at 9 year old Chase's home. Chase was born at 26 weeks, and among many other heath issues, suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Thanks to the support of our agents and community, over $750 was raised!
Your pets are beloved members of your family and you want to make sure they receive the very best medical care. But how do you choose the right vet for your pet? We've outlined some important considerations below when selecting a veterinary practice for your fur baby.
Communication is Key
Ask your friends, family, and neighbors who they recommend. People with first-hand experience are great sources of information and someone who has had a great experience is eager to sing the praises of their veterinarian.
Call potential veterinary practices: Do they answer the phone, or if not, do they return your call promptly? Is someone available to answer your questions? Can you easily get an appointment? Are you able to call and check on your pet frequently if they are having a procedure? You want to choose an office that communicates well with their clients.
Ask the veterinarian about their philosophies on pet health care. A few topics to discuss are euthanasia, cancer care, chronic disease planning, and spaying and neutering. Do they mesh with your own? Having a care giver with likeminded philosophies will help when faced with difficult decisions. Observe how they react and respond to your specific questions. Does this seem like someone with whom you'll be able to communicate and trust?
Take a Tour
A good office or hospital is proud of their facility and should be willing to give prospective clients a tour of their facility. Check the cleanliness of exam rooms, check out their medical equipment, do they have access to x-ray, ultrasound, dentistry, labs, and the like? Also, be sure to inquire about health care specific to your pet and any special care they might require.
Introduce your pet to your potential veterinarian and their staff long before your first appointment. Observe how everyone interacts with you and your pet. Are they welcoming, calm, and attentive to you both? Observe how your pet responds to them as well. Choosing a warm and caring practice can soothe a stressful situation for your pet.
Location and Hours
This isn't as important as good, solid care, but convenience is a factor to consider. Choose a vet you can access in a reasonable amount of time, and with hours chat work with your schedule. Choosing a wonderful practice that you can never get to won't do anyone any good.
Busier Can Mean Better
Don't be put off by a busy waiting area. A crowded, fast paced waiting area can be signs of a great, well-liked, hardworking practice.
Vet bills can add up quickly. Be sure to ask about costs of routine care like office visits and vaccines and ask about emergency services like x-ray.