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Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series- Friday October 4th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

Come out to Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown for a five week concert series featuring local artists who play jazz, big band and country. Don’t forget to bring blankets and chairs, and coolers are permitted also. The first concerts is Friday, October 4th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at 331 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690. For more information call (757)-890-3500 or click here

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Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival May 17th-June 30th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, May 02, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Are you eager to try authentic culinary creations from around the world, taste delicious wine and check out an amazing theme park? Then the Busch Gardens Wine and Food Festival is for you! Get in touch with your “inner foodie” and enjoy meals and wines that are not normally served at the park. Enjoy 43 entrees and desserts from around the world, 35 different wines, 33 craft beers, 30 unique cocktails and 11 specialty beverages that are available to purchase at kiosks located throughout the park. Busch Gardens even offers individual tasting portions to simplify the experience. The festival is held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 17th to June 30th from 11AM until closing. Admission to the Beer and Wine Festival is included with park admission, and individual tastings range from $3-$8. For more information please visit the Busch Gardens website here.

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2019 Hampton Roads Home Show

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 02:34 PM

Be sure to check out the Peninsula’s largest Home Show on February 9th and 10th. Meet remodeling contractors, landscaping companies and interior designers that can help make your home design dreams come true. The show will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666) on Saturday, February 9th from 10AM to 6PM and on Sunday February 10th from 11AM to 5PM. Admission is $10 at brina-blum-612693-unsplashthe door, $7 online and $5 for active and retired military with valid ID. Admission for anyone under 18 is free and tickets may be purchased with cash only (an ATM is available on site for your convenience). For more information and to see a list of participating exhibitors, please visit https://hamptonvahomeshow.com/  

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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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LPGA Kingsmill Championship: May 14th–20th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Come out to Kingsmill Resort this week to enjoy LPGA Golf on the beautiful River Course. The LPGA Kingsmill Championship is a must for golf enthusiasts and the resort has proudly hosted over 30 professional golf events in the past. The 6,326 yard Par 71 course designed by Pete Dye proves to be an enticing challenge to even the ak-n-cakiner-651430-unsplashmost skilled players. All overnight guests of Kingsmill Resort receive complimentary clubhouse tickets during their visit. To purchase tickets visit http://www.thekingsmillchampionship.com/  

 

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Water Street Grille Running Club- Wednesdays at 6PM

Posted by Grayson Moore on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 02:27 PM

Do you enjoy running? Do you also like delicious food and craft beer? If so, then the Water Street Grille Running Club is for you! The club participates in a free, weekly family-friendly 5k run/walk every Wednesday at 6PM. The route begins on the beachfront of Yorktown Riverwalk Beach, continues onto Main Street of Historic Yorktown and goes by the Visitor Center, arek-adeoye-213476-unsplashending up on the beach side of Water Street Grille. Afterword, be sure to stick around and socialize and enjoy a meal ($8 for runners/walkers) and a refreshing drink. For more information call (757)-369-5644 or visit www.waterstreetgrille.net

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Farmers’ Market at CNU- April 12th and 19th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Apr 09, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Are you looking for a fun place to purchase local food, beauty products, crafts or clothing? Visit the beautiful campus of Christopher Newport University and purchase delicious locally sourced food or check out the selection of creative crafts. Established in 2011, the Farmers’ Market at Christopher Newport University is a student run event that sells locally sourced products with an emphasis on sustainability. Follow their Facebook page @FarmersMarketCNU to receive updates on petting zoos, musical acts, games and other special events peter-wendt-123928-unsplashthat are hosted throughout the Spring season. The markets will be held in front of the David Student Union on campus on April 12th and April 19th from 3PM to 6PM  **Free visitor parking is located in parking Lot B, which is located behind the Pope Chapel**. For more information, please email farmersmarket@cnu.edu.

 

 

 

 

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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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The Story of Virginia Exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society- Through January 31st

Posted by Grayson Moore on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

Check out this recently renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibit that examines 16,000 years of Virginia history! The exhibit features over 500 artifacts, letters, diaries and maps including early stone tools and a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Artifacts and objects in the exhibit are supplemented by video, images, soundscapes and hands-on interactive areas. Be sure to see this exciting historical adventure for yourself and watch Virginia’s history come alive! The Story of Virginia Exhibit is free and the Virginia Historical Society is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 North Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220.michal-parzuchowski-397726 (1).jpg

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Pictures with Santa at Yankee Candle Factory- Saturday, December 16th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

Do your kids still need a picture with Santa or do they still need to let him know what they want for Christmas? You’re in luck! Stop by the Yankee Candle Factory on Saturday, December 16th between 9:00 AM and 8:30 PM or during select hours during the holiday season (see link to calendar below). Santa will be there ready to greet your children, listen to gift requests and take pictures. The store will have a mike-arney-174173.jpgprofessional photographer available at select times during the holiday season. A calendar with the photographer’s hours and Santa visitation times can be found here 

 

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Holiday Candlelight Tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest- December 2017

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Dec 07, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Get into the holiday spirit with a candlelit tour of Thomas Jefferson’s villa getaway decorated for the season. Take a look at what an evening might have been like for Jefferson and his family and hear anecdotes collected from his letters and diaries as you tour the octagonal house. Tours are offered Thursdays, December 7th and 14th at 5:30 PM, as well as Fridays and Saturdays, December 8th and 9th and 15th and 16th at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Admission is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased here or by calling the Museum Shop at (434)-534-pascal-muller-151589.jpg8120. Please note that there is plaster repair work going on inside of Jefferson’s home so the site will reflect these renovations. The address to the entrance of the Poplar Forest is 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, Virginia 24551. Also please note to use Route 811 to access the forest as Bateman Bridge Road is closed through February of 2018.

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25th Annual Celebration of Lights- Now through January 1st 2018

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Newport News’ premier annual drive through holiday light event opened to the public on November 23rd and runs through January 1st, 2018. Newport News Park is transformed into a bustling holiday scene with over one million lights that form beautiful displays and animated scenes. The two mile drive along the main road of Newport News Park is illuminated with over 300 individual display pieces, 43 arches and three miles of rope lighting. For its 25th anniversary this year, two giant 25’ x 16’ screens will be added to the end of the display and will show animated holiday scenes. The Forest of Lights display area will also feature upgraded LED lights clem-onojeghuo-172144.jpgthat will allow for more complex colors in the trees. The Celebration of Lights is open nightly from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM and admission is $12 per car or $60 per bus (cash, credit cards Visa/MC and checks made payable to the City of Newport News are accepted). Advance/gift tickets can be purchased at the Newport News visitor center. Newport News Park is located at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, Virginia.

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Mary Poppins at the Virginia Repertory Theatre- through December 31st 2017

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Be sure to visit the Virginia Repertory Theatre for Mary Poppins, a show that the whole family will love! Based on the Disney film and books by P.L. Travers, this award-winning musical follows Mary Poppins on her adventure through London. This performance features original music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman,peter-lewicki-411606.jpg and new songs and additional music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.  The show runs from November 17th to December 31st 2017, and single tickets range from $36 to $65. The performance is approximately two hours and forty minutes with intermission. Purchase tickets here

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19th Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade- November 18th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 04:14 PM

Are you looking to get into the holiday spirit? Come on out to the 19th Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade in Hampton! See marching bands, floats, helium balloons and much more. Also, don't forget to look for Santa sebastian-spindler-69272.jpgClaus! The parade will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at 4410 E. Claiborne Square Hampton, VA 23666 on Saturday, November 18th. The event is free.

 

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Carytown Food Tour- Sunday November 12th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 02:36 PM

Explore the unique and vibrant Carytown neighborhood of Richmond and enjoy a sampling of the delicious food at nearby restaurants. The tour will let you sample food and snacks from five to six different Carytown restaurants, cafes and shops including world-famous tacos, delicious French cuisine, handmade cupcakes and so much more. You will also learn about the history of Carytown and the greater Richmond area, as well as edward-guk-357344.jpgstories about how these merchants got their start years ago. The tour is operated by River City Food Tours and the walking distance is approximately one mile. Tickets are $55 and the meetup location will be included in the confirmation. The tour begins at 2PM on Sunday, November 12th and lasts three hours.  Don’t forget to bring water and comfortable shoes! Visit the Carytown Food Tours website to purchase tickets. 

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Williamsburg Winery Run Club- Now through November 30th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Nov 06, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

Do you enjoy running? Do you also like wine?  Every Thursday evening join runners from the Williamsburg Winery team on a 5K run/jog/walk through the vineyards at Wessex Hundred. Afterwards treat yourself to food and drink specials at the Winery. The run route is paved and open to all fitness levels, and there is no fee to participate in the run. If you complete five runs you will receive a free Williamsburg Winery Running Club T-karsten-wurth-inf1783-98124.jpgShirt. The runs take place every Thursday through November (weather permitting). Registration begins at 5:30PM, the run begins at 6PM and the food and drink specials are available from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The Williamsburg Winery is located at 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

 

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Ashland Train Day- November 4th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Thu, Nov 02, 2017 @ 02:15 PM

Bring the entire family out for Ashland Train Day! Enjoy music, games, food, model trains and children’s train rides. Also be sure to visit with the two Train Day mascots, Cinder and Tender Bear. Parking is limited, and satellite parking is located in the Ashland-Junction (Roses) Shopping Center and at St. Anne’s Church on Snead darren-bockman-58266.jpgStreet. Don’t forget you engineer hat! Admission is free and the event will be held from 10 AM to 5PM on Saturday November 4th at The Ashland Train Station located at 112 N. Railroad Avenue Ashland, VA 23005.

 

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Champagne Art Reception- November 6th

Posted by Grayson Moore on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

Stop by our Newport News Office on November 6th for a champagne art reception! At Liz Moore & Associates we love where we live, and we are excited to announce that we have commissioned local artist Bob Oller to capture our favorite places! Bob met Liz in 2015 when she asked several local artists to showcase their work at the Parade of Homes in Fords Colony. Liz fell in love with Bob’s painting “Farmer’s Market in Merchant Square” (pictured right) and merchantspainting.jpgpurchased a print for the office. Recently we decided to commission Bob to create permanent paintings for each of our offices that will depict some of our favorite places. Join us at our Newport News Office on Monday November 6th from 4-6 PM to learn about Bob’s work and watch him debut the new collection. The office is located at 11801 Canon Boulevard, Suite 100, Newport News VA 23606.

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