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OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

aaron-burden-398678-unsplashCelebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on October 27th —  a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission.

Local food will be available for purchase as well as beer from Center of the Universe Brewing. Festivities will be held in the gardens adjacent to historic Bloemendaal House, rain or shine.

Presented by Meriwether Godsey, the Garden’s caterer. This is a family-friendly event.

Food service will begin at 11 a.m. We’ll have a kids’ menu too!

Bring canned goods to donate in support of the food bank at FeedMore, where over 3,200 meals are served daily to Richmond’s senior citizens and children in need. We’ll thank you with a special gift.

Music and activities are included with Garden admission; food and drink are purchased separately. 

Ginter Botanical Garden...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

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Haunts of Richmond - Shadows of Shockoe Tour

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

erik-witsoe-618962-unsplashGet in the Halloween spirit with the Shadows of Shockoe Tour in Richmond.  

Located in the heart of Richmond's oldest and most haunted neighborhoods, Haunts of Richmond brings local ghost stories and legends to life. Based on the book "Haunted Richmond, The Shadows of Shockoe," our tours take you to the sites where tragedy and trauma in Richmond's past have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity.

Tours depart Friday and Saturday evenings at 9:00 pm from through October 31, with 7:30 pm tours added on selected nights in October.

The Shadows of Shockoe Tour is $16 for adults, $12 for kids. Pre-purchase discount available via website. Group discounts available for groups of 6 or more.

Visit https://www.hauntsofrichmond.com/ to book your tour.

 

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22nd Annual Neptune Wine Festival

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

photo-1519671482749-fd09be7ccebfSeptember 15th and 16th, 12-5pm

3001 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Join your friends by the oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia's leading vineyards. A great day trip from Richmond, Williamsburg, or the Peninsula. Taste from over 70 wines while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia's reputation for quality wines. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like by the bottle and case.
 
Each tasting ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and tastings throughout the event. You must purchase a ticket to enter the event. Saturday Tasting Ticket: Advance Tickets: $40 | Until September 9 Week of Event Tickets: $45 | Until Sold Out Saturday VIP Ticket:$50 advance purchase only, includes exclusive access to the event one hour prior to standard ticket holder access. Click to purchase tickets.
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Saturday 12:00-2:00pm - Joe Gosman Band 2:30-5:00pm - Cheap Thrills Sunday 12:00-2:00pm - Mike Proffitt Trio 2:30-5:00pm - Borderline Crazy
 
The Neptune Wine Festival...just another reason why we love where we live!
 

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Flowers After Five: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 03:59 PM

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Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5 at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine, and beer, dining, and shopping.

Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. See menu (PDF). . Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit http://www.lewisginter.org/event/flowers-after-5/all/ .

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Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festical

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 03:04 PM

kelsey-chance-575541-unsplashFrom corks to coasters & craft beers to concerts...the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is open every Fri., Sat. & Sun. May 25 - July 1. A short drive from even the Peninsula and Richmond, we are lucky to have them in our backyard!

Unleash your inner foodie with over 60 specialty food items, 30 different wines, 25 craft beers and 20 unique cocktails not normally served at the park. Plus, catch big-name concerts on select Saturday nights and additional entertainment throughout the event. 

For more information, visit https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/events/food-festival/ .

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Attention House Hunters: The Liz Moore Summer Open House Extravaganza is Back!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 12:51 PM

Calling all house hunters!  Visit a Liz Moore open house between May 19th and September 1st, 2018 and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some amazing prizes.  

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House hunters can register for the drawing at every Liz Moore open house.  The more you visit, the better your chances are of winning!
 
Click below for a list of open houses and to view complete contest rules.
 
Summer Open House Extravaganza Participating Properties

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Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 02:31 PM

Join us for a Spring Tour of Homes in Patriots Landing May 19th & 20th from 12-5!  Meet Kevin McNulty from LifeStyle Builders on Sunday and enjoy our free ice cream truck.

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At Patriots Landing in New Kent County, experience the serenity of living in a rural environment and the convenience of being only fifteen minutes from downtown Richmond. A planned, new home community of custom and waterfront homes located near Interstates 64 and 295, Patriots Landing is close to shopping, dining and entertainment, both in the Richmond and Williamsburg areas. With private, wooded homesites and plentiful amenities, Patriots Landing has so much to offer!

Interested in a brand new home in Patriots Landing?  Download the price list below.

Download the Patriots Landing Price List

 

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National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 03:14 PM

dcEvery year, mother nature puts on a vibrant display of beauty in Washington, D.C. when the cherry blossom trees bloom and line the Tidal Basin with delicate pale pink and white flowers for a few weeks every spring. This event draws thousands of tourists from around the world but luckily for us this spectacular site is only a short drive away.

This year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 20th to April 15th. The peak bloom period will almost certainly be during the festival but will officially be predicted by the National Park Service on
March 1st.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees that the city of Tokyo gave to our nation’s capital in 1912. The annual festival is a three-week, city-wide event featuring more than 200 cultural performances and special events. From arts and exhibits to cuisine and sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Getting around the city during this popular event can be challenging, especially on the weekends. Parking is limited in the city, so the best way to get to the Tidal Basin and the National Mall is by public transportation.

Once you’ve arrived, the simplest way to enjoy the day is to take a stroll along the Basin and enjoy the breathtaking views of the trees and the city’s most iconic landmarks. The beautiful trees make a great background for photos so be sure to bring your camera along. The best time to walk around and avoid
the crowds is early morning or early evening. You can expect more people on weekends and when the blooms are peaking. The east side of the Tidal Basin (between the National Mall and the Jefferson Memorial) tends to get the most congested.

Aside from walking, there are so many fun ways to enjoy the beautiful blossoms and celebrate the season.

Many guided tours are offered during the Festival and offer more information and details about the trees, Festival, monuments, and area. You can see the sights on a guided trolley tour, walking tour, by bicycle, by
Segway, by DC Duck, and more. You can take a free walking tour with a National Park Service Ranger and learn about the history of the cherry blossom trees and more. Tours such as Cherry Talks/Walks, Junior Ranger
Programs, and Lantern Tours are available. You can also enjoy the beautiful views from a boat cruise. Cruises range from a 45-minute sightseeing tour to a 2.5-hour dinner. Advance reservations are recommended for all of
these activities.

While viewing the blossoms you can mix in a little bit of history and culture. You can visit the monuments in sight of the cherry blossoms like the Jefferson Memorial, the National Mall, the White House, the FDR Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. All of the memorials have National Park Service programs that provide insight and history about 5 the historic sites.

For a different view of the blossoms, you can go paddle boating on the Tidal Basin. You can rent a
paddle boat for two to four passengers and enjoy the spectacular views of the cherry trees and monuments from the water. It’s also a great way for the entire family to get some exercise together. Advance reservations are recommended during the festival.

You’ll undoubtedly work up an appetite touring and paddling, and “Cherry Picks” restaurants are ready to
welcome you and continue the cherry blossom fun with special dishes featuring cherries. Cherry Picks
highlights participating metro area restaurants with creative spring menus throughout the Festival. You can try cherry dishes like pork belly confit with cherry sauce, sherry cherry crispy goat cheese salad, brie and prosciutto crostini with cherry chutney, and many more! You can also enjoy special cherry themed cocktails like black cherry punch featuring cherry infused bourbon and cherry liqueur.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is not only a celebration of spring and the beautiful blooms, but also a cultural event that honors Japanese culture. Over 200 special events and performances are held throughout the duration of the festival and showcase traditional contemporary music, dance, song and martial arts demonstrations. The stage is located at the Festival Welcome Center near the paddle boats. Daily performances will run from noon to 6 p.m. The line-up will include a wide variety of cultural offerings including vocalists, bands, dancers, drum performances, exhibitions, and more.

If you decide to make your day trip an overnight trip, many area hotels offer special cherry blossom-themed
packages which may include discounts, a free bloominspired cocktail, chocolates, meals, or more.

For more information, call the festival hotline at (877) 44-BLOOM or visit the official website at
www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

 

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 Spring Break Week at Maymont

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Apr 02, 2018 @ 05:55 PM

Do you want to take your kids on an exciting adventure while also relishing the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather? Come and explore Maymont during Spring Break week through April 8th. Stop by Jack's Vegetable Garden and learn how to grow food, sow a seed and take it home to watch it grow. Visit the farm and hand feed the goats, or take a family-friendly tour of the Dooleys' Victorian mansion.  Explore Maymont's adventurous 100 acres of landkatherine-mccormack-65111-unsplash in a family scavenger hunt or get to know local Chesapeake Bay creatures in an animal touch tank. During spring break week at Maymont there are fun activities for everyone! Many activities require fees and/or advance registration. Visit the Maymont website for more information and for the calendar of events. Maymont is located at 1700 Hampton Street Richmond, VA 23220.

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Going Places Exhibit at The Science Museum of Virginia- Now through August 19th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 08:34 AM

Do you enjoy going places? Sure, we all do! But do you take the time to understand exactly how you arrived at your destination? The Science Museum of Virginia has answers! If your kids enjoy interactive exhibitions and learning about the technology behind everyday travel, then they will love the Going Places exhibit. They can practice piloting a plane in the flight simulator, pack a cargo ship without sinking it and ride on a hovercraft. ross-parmly-25230.jpgThey will also learn how transportation has evolved to utilize Earth's natural forces to move us along. Be sure to explore all seventeen exhibits and eight information kiosks, as your experience is sure to be a wild ride! The Going Places exhibit is open from February 16th to August 19th, 2018. The museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5PM and on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 5PM. Please note that online ticketing is currently unavailable, and the museum has asked those interested in purchasing tickets to call (804)-864-1400 for more information. The Science Museum of Virginia is located at 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220.

 

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