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Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 03:25 PM

justyn-warner-529942-unsplashHead out to Port Warwick on October 13 & 14th for the 14th Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival.

Art at this year’s festival will include hand-carved furniture, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor, ceramics, mixed media, large and small sculptures, glass and jewelry.    

The festival is a draw for art enthusiasts and decorators at any budget as many artists offer a wide range of price points to choose from.   

Enjoy great food, drink, and live acoustic music throughout the weekend.

Returning to this year’s festival is the “Young Collectors Tent,” where children can buy art at huge discounts, spending as little as $5 on art valued for as much as $300. A portion of the proceeds from this tent will help fund an emerging artist scholarship fund.  

As always, the festival will go on, rain or shine and there will be free parking.

Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

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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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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

nicole-edelbrock-509601-unsplashFill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® on select dates through Oct. 28.  

Howl-O-Scream® is included with part admission.

Celebrate 20 years of fears in this special anniversary year, with more haunted houses, Terror-tories™ and scares than ever before. The park brings the spirit of Halloween to life at 5:45 p.m., becoming home to a host of creepy creatures hungry for unsuspecting victims.

This year’s event promises to be the scariest ever with new haunted houses Demented Dimensions™, Dystopia and The Vault: XX™, and new scare zones Garden of the Souls™ and Fools’ Court™.

Please note that all kids attractions close at 5 p.m. as the park prepares for the terror to be unleashed. For more information, please visit www.howloscream.com/va.

Busch Gardens...just another reason why we love where we live!

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An Occasion for the Arts in Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:57 AM

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An Occasion for the Arts celebrates 50 years Oct. 5 through 7 in Historic Merchant's Square in Colonial Williamsburg.  The weekend begins Friday evening with the Kickoff pARTy presented by CultureFix. Live performances are held Saturday and Sunday on two stages, and the popular food court provides a wide selection of culinary options from barbecue to street tacos. 

An Occasion for the Arts was founded in 1969 to provide Williamsburg with an arts extravaganza. Since then it has grown, year by year, to become the area’s premier art and music festival. We are especially proud to draw outstanding artists from around the country on the first weekend in October each year.

We are equally proud of having an exceptional youth component to the show. We provide space for talented young people to display their work, but a stage to perform and, in partnership with Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, a place for young people to create their own artwork.

Visit https://aofta.org/ for more information.

An Occasion for the Arts...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

 

 

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Barktoberfest Dog Walk and Festival at Mill Point Park

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

matt-nelson-259365-unsplashBarktoberfest (previously Paws for a Cause), the Peninsula SPCA’a annual fundraiser will take place at Mill Point Park on Saturday, October 20 from 12-5 p.m.

The family- and dog-friendly event will include rescue animals, vendors, exhibitors and community partners, all to benefit homeless animals at the shelter.

The annual Dog Walk is also back!  Guests don’t have to participate in the Dog Walk to attend, but those who do must register in advance. 

Registration fees for the Dog Walk:

  • between September 4-30 – $15
  • between October 1-16 – $20

Barktoberfest includes fun fall activities, live music, and a craft brew beer garden!

Festival admission is $5 per person. A Barktoberfest Package – which includes a Bow-Wow beer tasting ticket, Dog Walk registration, event admission, a souvenir glass and an exclusive Barktoberfest t-shirt – is available for $35.

All proceeds will benefit the Peninsula SPCA’s animals and programs.

Barktoberfest...just another reason why we love where we live!

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$5 Admission to The Mariners' Museum and Park in September

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 01:13 PM

1431191834The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering $5 admission for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation for the Peninsula Food Bank during the month of September in honor of Hunger Action Month. Each person must bring a donated item to receive this special admission price. Offer not valid with other discounts or on movie tickets.

For more information about the Peninsula Food Bank and Hunger Action Month, visit: http://hrfoodbank.org/hunger-action-month/ 

For a list of the most needed items, visit: http://hrfoodbank.org/the-foods-we-encourage/ 

Today, The Mariners’ Museum sits in an urban oasis – the 550 acre park is now home to the 167-acre Lake Maury and the Noland Trail – a five-mile shoreline trail with fourteen bridges. Within the Museum itself you will find 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries including the prestigious International Small Craft Center, and the award-winning USS Monitor Center. This state-of-the-art exhibition and conservation lab houses 210 tons of artifacts from the Civil War ironclad Monitor, which were recovered from NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.

The Mariners’ Museum Library and Archives is home to over 78,000 books; 800,000 photographs, films, and negatives; and over 1 million pieces of archival material, making it the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park...just another reason why we love where we live!

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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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Tags: Locals - 101 Reasons, event, event-Peninsula, event-Williamsburg, event-Richmond, events, relo-williamsburg-local, relo-peninsula-local, relo-richmond-local

Kids Summer Arts Program at Blue Skies Gallery- Now through August 30th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 04:09 PM
Does your child enjoy art? Check out the Kids Summer Arts Program at Blue Skies Gallery in Hampton. Students will learn various techniques through the use of different mediums including watercolor, acrylics, pixel art, abstraction, sculpture and more. Classes are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through August 30th, 2018 from 10AM to noon and 1PM to 3PM. Half day classes are $35 per day or $85 per week and full day classes are russn_fckr-66974-unsplash$45 per day or $120 per week. All supplies are included but students are advised to wear older clothing as many projects will involve paint and glue and can be messy. For more information visit the Blue Skies Gallery website here. The program is for children ages 8-16 and seating is limited. The Blue Skies Gallery is located at 26 S King Street Hampton, VA 23669. You may reach them by phone at (757)-727-0028 or by email at manager@blueskiesart.com

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Third Annual Funhouse Fest

Posted by Grayson Moore on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 08:53 AM

Are you looking for a weekend full of amazing music, delicious food, and thirst-quenching craft beer? Look no further than Funhouse Fest in Williamsburg this Friday and Saturday, June 22nd and 23rd. Enjoy music from Alison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Amos Lee and more. Taste delicious creations from food trucks including Bodacious Pizza, Capt’n Crabby and Cast Iron Catering Company. Take a break from the heat and sample thirst-quenching craft beers from Alewerks, Billsburg Brewery and Devil’s Backbone. Funhouse Fest will be held on the lawn of the Arts Museums of ColonialIMG_2213-750x500 Williamsburg, located at 326 Francis Street W, Williamsburg VA  23185. Tickets may be purchased online, at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office (440 Bank Street Norfolk, VA) or by calling 757-282-2822. Tickets may also be purchased at the Williamsburg Municipal Building, located at 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30 PM).  For more information about the event, consult the Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

 

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