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Weekend Radar: Easter, African American Book Festival, Softball/Football

An abbreviated Weekend Radar. We covered a couple of events with separate posts (you should read those) that would have made our Radar, Butterflies Live, and Valentine walking tours.

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Dominion Energy Family Easter at Maymont
April 16th, 9AM – 5PM, Free (some activities require the purchase of tickets)

Tons of Easter-related activities in a beautiful setting. Can be crowded but its pretty and I just read they have baby goats. Baby goats are not Easter related at all but are darn cute.

Bring the whole family for an Easter eggs-travaganza and all that spring has to offer. Enjoy games, activities and crafts, as well as live entertainment from Bach to Rock and other performers, jugglers and adorable animals, and of course, appearances by the Easter Bunny! Bring a picnic blanket and make a day of it with local food trucks and 100 acres to “eggs-plore.”

Entrance to Dominion Energy Family Easter is free, plus optional $2 tickets for activities and games. Each ticket redeemed earns an Easter egg and “eggs-tra” rewards!

Event parking is available at the Historic Estate Entrance and The Robins Nature Center. Guests may enter at any gate and join the fun on the Carriage House Lawn.

Safety guidelines will be in place. https://maymont.org/coronavirus-status/

🐰 Activities for the Whole Family 🐰
-Lucky Duck
-Carrot Pull
-Hen House Hoopla
-Farm Spin
-Planting Station
-Candy Adventure
-Bonnet Craft Tent
-Craft Tent – Pinwheels, Sheep Craft and Easter bracelets
-Tattoo Tent
-Face Painting
-High Striker
-Inflatable soccer, skeeball, teeball and football
-Astro Jump RVA: Bounce course

🎟️ Tickets 🎟️
Activity tickets are $2 each, available for purchase at one of two Ticket Tents, to save time for participants at each of the special crafts, inflatables, games and experiences! One ticket per participant per activity. For each ticket you redeem, you will receive one Easter egg. Eggs may contain an “eggstra” prize. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. No refunds, returns or exchanges.
🍨 Food Vendors 🍨
-Espresso-A-Go-Go
-Funnel Cake Recee
-Grateful Grill
-Pop’s Kettlecorn
-Scoops

🌷 Free Fun for Everyone 🌷
-Live Entertainment Performances by: Bach to Rock, Jonathan Austin, Richmond Urban Dance, Chesterfield Children’s Theater, SPARC and Maymont Animal Ambassadors
-Pictures with the Easter Bunny
-Storytelling Under the Bunny Tree with Pam Bomboy
-Community Zone
-Local Mascots
-Chalk Zone
-Hopstacle Zone
-Bubble Zone
-Farm Friends – Baby animals and Animal Olympics
-Golden Egg Hunt

UNDER THE RADAR

African American Book Festival at Richmond Public Library
April 16th, 11AM – 4 PM

Just heard about this festival so can’t add much. If your near the library on Saturday swing on in.

Virginia Business Expo Associates and Richmond Public Library proudly presents Richmond 1st Annual African American Book Festival.

“The African American Book Festival” was built to give the cemented and newly emerging authors of our culture a platform to spread the messages that are embedded in the pages of their iconography. With one goal in mind, we want to educate, entertain, and impact the Richmond community through African American literature, by shining light on the stories told in their books.

This event is a great opportunity for community members to meet and engage with their favorite black authors. There will be several featured authors.

Come out to support your black authors, meet them face to face, get pictures, buy books at discounted prices, network with other professionals, and bring back reading books into normalcy and support authors in spreading their messages.

What can you expect
This event will feature author and publisher exhibits, author discussions and book signings, entertainment, networking and door prizes. The event will attract a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers. Books available will be suitable to all ages; from children, teenagers, young adults to adults. Authors will present fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, self-help, and spiritual offerings.

This event is free and open to the public. Come enjoy this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written work.

Spring Jamboree at VUU’s Hovey Stadium
April 16th 1-4 PM

Softball and football together at last. Thankfully not on the same field at the same time. VUU is hosting their Spring Jamboree. At 1 PM you can check out the women’s softball team and then stick around for a Panther football scrimmage.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

Weekend Event Picks

Weekend Radar: Silent Music Revival, No BS! Brass, Wonderland on Hull, Pocahantas Work Day

Your faithful Weekend Radar operator is taking a break so no Radar updates until January. Happy Holidays y’all.

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Silent Music Revival at Basic City Brewing
December 16th

Silent Music seems like an oxymoron but what it really means is silent films with live music which sound oxycool to me.

James River Film Society
presents:
SILENT MUSIC REVIVAL (holiday edition!)
“reviving the craft of live music to silent cinema”
featuring:
A Collection of Holiday Shorts (1913-1932)
w/ Live Score by:
Paint On It
https://paintonit.band/
“We want to make you dance. We want to make you feel present.” 🎄🎁
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th
7:30PM:Doors • 8PM: Start
@ Basic City Beer Co
https://www.basiccitybeer.com/copy-of-wboro-2
(in old town manchester)
•DONATION$ GREATLY APPRECIATED


No BS! Brass 12th Annual Canned Food Drive w/ Lunch $pecial at the Broadberry
December 16th

If you live in Richmond you’ve got to love No BS Brass. It’s a law no getting around it. You also have to love Bio Ritmo. Break these rules and you’ll kindly be asked to leave. Music and a good cause you should go and bring some canned food.

Broadberry Entertainment Group presents!
𝙽𝚘 𝙱𝚂! 𝙱𝚛𝚊𝚜𝚜 𝟷𝟸𝚝𝚑 𝙰𝚗𝚗𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝙲𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝙵𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝙳𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚝 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚊𝚍𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚛𝚢
𝚠/ 𝙻𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚑 $𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕
December 16, 2022
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
On sale now!
$15 ADV | $20 DOS | Tickets: https://bit.ly/NoBSBrass12-16
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DON’T GET RIPPED OFF!
The only authorized seller of tickets for this event is Broadberry Entertainment Group. You can safely purchase tickets at the lowest available price on our website or at our box office, located inside Plan 9 Records in Carytown. Broadberry Entertainment Group is not responsible for tickets purchased in any other locations and will not honor, exchange, or refund counterfeit, duplicate or invalid tickets.


Wonderland on Hull Street at Hatch Local
December 17th

One of our local food halls is decking the halls so head over to Manchester and get festive. Before you start bitching about parking read the info. below for free parking spots.

Mark your calendars for Wonderland on Hull Street 🎁 Saturday, December 17th!

We are BACK with another epic market, right in time for all of your holiday needs! Come shop from tons of talented vendors, enjoy delicious food from our Locals and sip on specialty cocktails from the bar. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaarrrr!

🗓 Saturday, December 17th
📍 400 Hull Street
⏰ 12-6PM
🅿️ Parking garage located at 4 E. 5th Street with free 2 hour validation


Pocahontas Volunteer Work Day at Swift Creek Lot
December 18th

Be honest you’re going to spend much of the next week or so sitting on the couch stuffing your face with Christmas cookies. This work day will allow you to stuff your face guilt free because you’ve earned it. Shoutout to RVAMore for taking such good care of our local trails.

The new Millstone jump line refresh is looking amazing & headed towards the finish, but we really need to get the compacting process buttoned up. We have had everything covered with tarps during the rain so it should be dry enough to work on. Please consider coming out to lend a hand.
This Sunday we will be meeting at 9AM at the Swift Creek Lot, the first lot you come to after the big new lot when heading east on Courthouse Rd.
As always, coffee and doughnuts provided by RVAMORE, just bring work gloves and water.

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Weekend Radar: Raking, Winter Wander, Boat Parade, Ghost of Pop

Only two holiday-related events because we like to go against the grain.

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One Great Morning of Raking at Maymont
December 10th

If you like Maymont and want to give back we’ve got the perfect way to spend your Saturday. Grab your rake and head on over. Registration is recommended.

Bid farewell to fall with One Great Morning of Raking in Maymont’s Japanese Garden on Saturday, December 10, 9am-noon. Work alongside Maymont’s horticulture team to help care for the historic Japanese Garden.

Groups and families are welcome! Volunteers are asked to bring their own rakes. Advance sign-up is recommended for this popular event.

Winter Wander at Various Locations
December 11th

Wander about Richmond and catch all sorts of history and holiday cheer.

The Valentine is excited to announce the return of the annual holiday event Winter Wander. Winter Wander will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We invite those throughout the Richmond Region to join us in celebration of the winter holidays in the Court End neighborhood! Historic sites will open their doors for a day of free admission and holiday festivities, and Clay Street will be filled with carriage rides, live music, crafts, and more.
Winter Wander is free and open to the public!
In partnership with Court End Council, Winter Wander will include free admission to the following historic sites:
The Valentine: Children’s activities, refreshments, carriage rides, live entertainment on Clay Street, tours, and a silent dance party to kick off the holiday season.
– The Valentine First Freedom Center: Explore the history of religious freedom in Virginia at the Valentine First Freedom Center, located on the same corner where Virginia’s General Assembly met in secret during the American Revolution. The Valentine First Freedom Center will be open for self-guided tours.
 St. John’s Church: Open 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for ticketed tours. Stop in the Visitor’s Center for shopping and refreshments. Visit Colonial Santa from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. inside the church.
-Mason’s Hall
-Virginia Executive Mansion: Stop by for an open house tour of Virginia’s Executive Mansion.
-John Marshall House: Stop by for an open-house of the Christmas in Early America tour; kid’s holiday crafts and warm refreshments.
-The American Civil War Museum’s White House of the Confederacy: Explore the first floor of the White House of the Confederacy and learn the history of the home with stationed interpretations.

Richmond Boat Parade of Lights
December 10th

Boats with lights floating down the James. Hopefully, this floats your boat. Libby Hill is supposedly a good spot for viewing as his Rockett’s Landing and spots between Richmond and Osborne Landing.

Calling all boaters and fans of lights. Come on out on the second Saturday of December. Parade starts at Rockettes Landing around 5pm and floats down to Osbourne Landing. The boats usually arrive at Osbourne around 7pm. Free event.

 Ghost of Pop: The Last One at Gallery 5
December 9-1oth

Music, lots and lots of music and as far as I know no Christmas songs to be heard.

After 16 years of putting on this local pop-music festival, we’ll be holding the final Ghost of Pop events on Dec 9th and Dec 10th.
Friday – Doors 6pm – $15
Saturday – Doors 6pm – $15
Weekend Package – Doors 6pm both days – $20
After 16 years of putting on this local pop-music festival, we’ll be holding the final Ghost of Pop events on Dec 9th and Dec 10th. Grab a ticket for a specific day or get tickets for the weekend package!
As always this will be packed with amazing music and a chance to hang with the music community to kick off the holiday season. We’ve got a little bit of something for everyone this year!
Dec 9th – Some of Richmond’s best local music acts!!! Alex Dimas, Jonathan Brown, Rikki Rakki, The Fake Smiles, Tiny Lights, Danger Birds, Prabir Trio, and Deli Kings! Doors 6pm
Dec 10th – Some of Richmond’s best cover bands!!! Madferit (oasis cover band), 1996 (1996 alternative rock cover band), and Zepp Repp (Led Zeppelin cover band)!

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Weekend Radar: Inlight, Ballpark Warming, The Great RVA Bake-Off, Northside Artists Holiday

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InLight 2022 at Bryan Park
November 18-19th

You light up my life, You give me hope to carry on, You light up my days and fill my nights with song or in this case 1708 Gallery is lighting up my life at Bryan Park.

From InLight a few years ago.

InLight 2022 at Bryan Park

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE INLIGHT 2022 MAP!

INLIGHT HOURS

Friday, November 18 — Saturday, November 19

7 – 11 p.m.

LANTERN MAKING & PARADE

InLight kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade. We will gather at 7:00 pm at Gabriel Prosser Circle by the vehicle bridge (near the InLight info booth) and the procession begins at 7:30 pm. Need a lantern? Join us on Friday, November 18th at 6:30 pm at the Parade gathering site to make one!

PARKING

The main entrance to Bryan Park will be closed to vehicular traffic. Please use the Bellevue Ave entrance to park in the parking lots inside Bryan Park. A TukTuk shuttle will be running from these lots to the site for those who need assistance. Auxiliary parking will be available at the Virginia Repertory Theatre (formerly Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center) located at 4202 Hermitage Road with shuttles running continuously from 6:30 – 11:30 pm to the main entrance of Bryan Park. There is limited on-street parking in the surrounding area and the park can be entered on foot or bike through all the entrances (Bellevue Ave; Bryan Park Drive; and the main park entrance).

FOOD & BEVERAGE

InLight 2022 will feature local food trucks, including Monique’s Crepes, Four Brothers, and Boka Tako, Momma’s BBQ, and Alchemy Coffee. Hungry for more? Check out one of the great restaurants in the neighborhood! Just thirsty? Wine and local brews by Brown Distributing Company will be on tap.

Ballpark Warming Party at the Diamond
November 19th

Take me out to the ballpark and I’ll donate a coat and eat a hot dog.

Saturday, Nov 19th 11am-2pm the Flying Squirrels and WTVR CBS 6 invite all their friends and fans to donate coats in support of Puritan Cleaners Coats for Kids program at the Ballpark Warming Party.
Come out to the Diamond and enjoy family fun including: live music from The Hit List, hot dogs, bounce houses, kids activities, monster trucks, vehicles from Richmond Fire Department, Virginia State

Police, Richmond Ambulance Authority, Richmond Raceway and more.

Special giveaways while supplies last.

While warm coats for every member of the family are welcome, we especially need kids coats. You can help by donating any gently used or new coats you no longer need.
Puritan Cleaners will clean and repair each donated coat before delivering them to the Salvation Army to be distributed to local families in need this season.
Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need through Coats for Kids.


The Great RVA Bake Off – FUNdraiser & 1st Anniversary Celebration at Tablespoon
November 19th

You had me at bake. Tablespoon does awesome work and y’all should give them some love and money.

This fall, our first annual “Great RVA Bake Off” (a play on the very popular Netflix series) will be held on November 19, 2022, from 12:00-2:00 pm at our Bakery’s location – 1707 Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23225.

Your favorite RVA Celebrities will team up with the Tablespoons’ Cookie Crew in the ultimate challenge to take home the trophy: Katie Ukrop & Shelley, Bill Martin & Chris, Marc Cheatham & Kemani, Robey Martin & Haley, and Todd Waldo & Cheyenne.

The event will involve a live judging component with judges from Richmond’s Culinary Scene: Jared Golden, Co-Founder of Richmond Restaurant Group; Eileen Mellon, Food Editor for Richmond Magazine; and Ken Lowrie, Executive Chef of The Westwood Club.

We will have Caroline Coleburn of CBS 6 serving as our emcee, Nutzy from the Flying Squirrels assisting with awarding prizes, and live music from The Sugar Hollows and Matt Lomaka.

November 19th marks the return of this signature fundraiser (since pre-COVID days) and celebrates our 1-year anniversary since the Bakery’s grand opening to the community.

Operating under the larger nonprofit, Next Move Program, Tablespoons Bakery allows us to carry out our mission each day – working to directly combat the 70% unemployment rate for young adults with developmental disabilities here in the Commonwealth. Tablespoons serves as both a supported employment site for young adults in the community and an internship site for area high school students with diverse abilities.

Your support of this event allows us to provide life-changing vocational education and employment services to our students and bakers, at no cost to them or their families.

Northside Artists Holiday Show at Lewis Ginter Recreation Association
November 19th

Tis time be crafty or at least check out those that are crafty.

More than 30 Northside Richmond artists are presenting a holiday show and sale benefitting FEEDMORE, November 19 from 11 am to 5 pm, at the Ginter Park Recreation Center, 3421 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond 23222. Jazz will be featured on stage throughout the day, and bar proceeds, in addition to 10 percent of sales, go to FEEDMORE.

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