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Weekend Radar: Juneteenth, Kickers, Diamond Flea Market, Bumblebee Jamboree

It’s Juneteenth and Father’s Day so there is a lot going and we’ve picked our favorites.

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All Weekend Various Times and Locations

There are way too many events to highlight just one. Here are some lists of various events going on in the area.

Kickers vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm
June 11th, Gates 5PM Kickoff 6:30PM, Tickets

This will be the last time for a couple weeks that I’ll be picking the Kickers. The weather is looking perfect for catching some soccer and the Kickers are fresh off a decisive win.

The Richmond Kickers host Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC and are having our Black Heritage Celebration. A special Juneteenth inspired t-shirt will be available for purchase with all profits going to support Partnership for the Future.
At this game we are celebrating Juneteenth and promoting different black owned businesses and organizations in the Richmond area. If you are in the Richmond area and would like to be one of these promoted businesses, please reach out to (804) 644-5425 ext. 324. We would love to see you at the game to help support these local businesses.
Happy Hour Special: From 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. enjoy the $5 special on 16 oz Heineken!
Come watch the Kickers face off against Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC, for the second time, as we try and clinch a victory after our 1-1 match earlier this season. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to save $5 on matchday pricing and to ensure quick entrance into the stadium upon arrival. GET TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/3FZAzrU
June 19th, 12-6PM
Fathers are well-known to love a good bargain. This event happens every month but Father’s Day Flea Market means he can buy whatever he wants.
The theme for this month’s Diamond Flea Market is  “Dad at The Diamond.” You’ll be able to browse 100 vendors 75% of which will be Black-owned. , and in honor of Juneteenth, 75% of vendors will be Black-owned businesses. The Diamond Flea Market was curated by Rotate & The Spot RVA who joined together to bring a unique experience to Richmond, VA. The Diamond Flea Market will showcase diverse goods and quality products from Virginia & Nationally based brands. With the objective to create a space that allows collaboration and fair brand-to-consumer-based commerce in all industries and avenues.
Church Hill Vintage Bazaar at 2305 East Broad St.
June 18th, 11AM-4PM
I’ve been to this one in the and what it lacks in size it usually makes up for in quality. Haven’t been (not sure if it’s gone on) in a few years so I hope that is still the case. If not you’ll be close to Proper Pie so get a pie and enjoy Church Hill.
June 18th, 10:30AM-2:30PM
People, especially children, often freak out when bees are near. This a great opportunity to learn how important these insects are and instead of being afraid when we see them we’ll cheer them on to more pollinating.
The Bumblebee Jamboree is a free, family event to kick off Pollinator Week. Come out to Maymont Park’s Children’s Farm and learn about, and celebrate, pollinators with Volunteer Master Gardeners. This event is hosted by the Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension office and Chesterfield County Master Gardeners.

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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.

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Weekend Radar: Kickers, RACC Yard Sale, Lavender Festival, Cars & Cuts

It hasn’t become Virginia hell-hot yet. Get outside and enjoy the calm before the roasting.

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The COVID-19 Community Level remains high for Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield. The 7-day average case rates per 100,000 people in each locality are 270, 260, 247, respectively. CDC guidance continues to recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor public places. So we’ll be concentrating on outdoor venues.

Side note: I tested positive for Covid on Monday and have been isolating since then. Minor symptoms I’m assuming due to being full vaxed. Anecdotally I know of way more friends and family that have gotten Covid in the past month than during any time in the pandemic.


Kickers vs Charlotte Independence
June 11th, Gates 5PM Kickoff 6:30PM, Tickets

The Kickers continue their homestand on Saturday. The weather again is looking pretty good so head out grab a beer and cheer on your Kickers.

The Richmond Kickers host Charlotte Independence and are celebrating Military Appreciation Night. Visit our supporting sponsor’s facebook page at Facebook.com/GoArmyVirginia

Join us as we recognize our military personnel at City Stadium for our June 11th game. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a Kickers camo hat! Please inquire about discounted tickets for active and retired military personnel before gameday. Also, we will sell a limited number of tickets for active and retired military on gameday (Please bring a valid military ID).
Happy Hour Special: From 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. enjoy the $5 special on 16 oz Heineken!
Come watch the Kickers face off against Charlotte Independence, who are looking to get revenge, after our 2-1 victory over them earlier this season. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to save $5 on matchday pricing and to ensure quick entrance into the stadium upon arrival. GET TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/3PwoJdq

Help the cats and dogs while helping yourself to some bargains.

We have SO MANY TREASURES awaiting you! Tons of brand name clothes, purses, linens, housewares, electronics, books, games, kids toys and clothes, artwork, glassware, you name it – we’ve got it!

Come and shop to help raise funds for the animals in our care! The yard sale will be held at Seventh Street Christian Church, so mark your calendars!

Amelia Lavender Festival at the Windsor Lavender Farm
June 11th, 9AM-7PM, $10

Lavender is pretty. Lavender is improved by live music, food, crafts and a petting zoo.

Lavender Festival to be held June 11th 9am-7pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

Tickets/ wristbands sold at the gate, free parking, children under 10 are free, adults just $10!
live music starts at noon.

30+ craft vendors, food, face painting, petting zoo, music, lavender. come see us!

Cars & Cuts 2022 in Mechanicsville (7167 Flag Ln)
June 12th, 10AM-3PM, Free

I also wanted to have a cool car. Then for a little while I had a sweet 1968 Ford Galaxy. I quickly learned that unless you have mechanical skills you’re going to spend a lot of money. I don’t have a lot of money so I said goodbye to my sweet Galaxy. If you’ve got a sweet car or just want to be jealous of others this is the event for you.

It’s time for our favorite event of the year… CARS & CUTS 2022! This is a community car show and cruise in for all to participate in!

Every year we try to out do the year prior, and this year would be no different! We will of course the Mobile Barbershop up and rolling as well as the same great DJ and Amazing local Food / Shaved Ice Trucks but we’re also turning up the heat a in a few others ways this year:

1) There WILL BE plaques & prizes (FREE T-Shirt, FREE Haircut Gift Card, and a Cash Prize) given out to the top 3 Local Favorites! To enter your car/truck/bike to win there will be a $10 entry fee. You’ll get a car number card to put in your window and everyone in attendance will vote using those numbers!
– if you’re not interested in partaking in the show portion, you’re still welcome to join us for free and just cruise on in and enjoy the day! (You can bring your car and hang out for free, only those who pay the entree fee will get the window card and have the ability to win!) *** This is new this year so don’t be disturbed, we want you to bring your cars/trucks/bikes regardless!

2) In attempts to make the show a little more family/community friendly we will be having a limited amount of vendors on site selling local products! We will have vendors selling fresh squeezed lemonade and limeade as well as face painters and so much more!!!
– Vendor spaces are $30 and we’ve got about 10 spaces remaining! Please message the shop, or Jacob Smith Directly! PLEASE understand that because spaces are limited we’re going to do our absolute best to provide a broad spectrum of vendors without too much overlap!

3) PORTA POTTY 😂🤣 While we will still have access to the pavilion bathrooms like we’ve had every year, This year we will be renting 1 or 2 to place a little closer to the event to provide guests a little more comfort.
It’s going to be an awesome time, and we can’t wait to see y’all there! REMEMBER, this is a community event for all to enjoy so PLEASE SHARE & TAG EVERYONE to spread the word! Especially the “Car People” in your lives! If you’re apart of a local car group/club, we’d love to have you!

We’ve got access to the grass lot as well as the paved lot so there is plenty of space!!

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Weekend Radar: Kickers, Mile of Music, Richmond SPCA Block Party, Barkitecture

We’re sticking with highlighting outdoor events until Covid levels get a bit lower. The weather is looking good for being outside so bonus.

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Kickers vs. Tormenta at City Stadium
June 4th, Gates 5 PM KO 6:30 PM, Tickets $10-$25

The Kickers just played on Wednesday and scored three goals in the first half. The second half wasn’t as exciting but I’m hoping for more of the same on Saturday.Plus they have a special deal for you and your pup.

The Richmond Kickers host South Georgia Tormenta FC and are celebrating Dog Days of Summer sponsored by Impawsible Pups. Visit them at ImpawsiblePups.com

We encourage all of our fans to bring their dogs to City Stadium for our June 4th game. We hope to fill the stadium with all of our furry friends for a fun-filled night. Impawsible Pups will have a dog play area set up inside the gates for your pups to have some fun.
Special Merchandise: We will be selling Kickers bandanas and dog collars at our merchandise trailer during the game.
Happy Hour Special: From 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. enjoy the $5 special on 16 oz Heineken!

Come watch the Kickers face off against South Georgia Tormenta FC for the first time this year. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to save $5 on matchday pricing and to ensure quick entrance into the stadium upon arrival. GET TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/37ZEpoq

Mile of Music at Forest Hill Park
June 4th, 2-4 PM

Take a walk in Forest Hill Park and listen to the Richmond Symphony. Woodwinds in the wood.

Over the course of two hours, Mile of Music will have several performing groups from the Richmond Symphony set-up along an approximate 1-mile route within the beautiful Forest Hill Park. At this free event, you can take your time to enjoy some music and movement from 2-4pm!

Block Party at the Richmond SPCA
June 4th, 1-6 PM, Tickets are $8 before the event, $10 at the gate, and free for children 12 and under

I’m not a dog owner but I’m a big lover of the beasts and thankful for all the work that Richmond SPCA does on their behalf. If you are as well this is a great way to show your love and you’ll have a good time as well.

Twenty years ago, the Richmond SPCA boldly adopted a no-kill operating model and pledged to save the life of every healthy and treatably sick or injured homeless animal in our care. Saving thousands of lives while expanding our mission has been deeply rewarding work that we are eager to celebrate with our community. To that end, we invite animal lovers young and old to join us for a celebratory block party with a retro theme.

Hosted on the grounds of the Richmond SPCA, the day, presented by Moore Subaru will feature live music, beer/wine trucks, food trucks, special activities for animal lovers of all ages, and a variety of vendors in our pet-friendly marketplace. Join us for a fun celebration with a nostalgic vibe that takes you on a journey through time to remember the pop culture dominating your radio, CD player, television and closet 20 years ago.

Band line up:
P2: 1-2 p.m.
Paulo Franco & The Freightliners: 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Sold Separately: 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Our “Not the Mall” Marketplace, sponsored by ColonialWebb
• Pretties and Papers
• Breezzy’s Lemonade
• Richmond SPCA’s Lora Robins Gift Shop
• Stichmond
• Diamonds and Dutch
• The Dog Food Truck
• All Fur Love Bakery
• Toby Town
• small BIG Dog naturals
• The Virginia Axe Company
• Croc Charms Unlimited
• Carl Patow
• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
• Richmond Animal League
• Sew Enchanted
• Pink Peony Designs
• Kristen Murray Photography
• Visual Arts Center of Richmond
• Shes Crafty by Lucy B
• The Richmond Kickers
• Razzle and Dazzle Decor
• Brittany Rose Petography
• Partner Veterinary Urgent Care
• Buff City Soap
• Moondog Bakery
• Richmond Ambulance Authority
• Hanover Safe Place


Barkitecture 2022 at Mainline Brewery
June 5th, 2-5PM, Free to Attend

Continuing with the I love dogs theme. Another dog focused event. I’m not ignoring cats, they’ll be there as well, I’m just showing them the same level of indifference that my own cat shows me.

Barkitecture is back!
Join the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for a day of paws and pints and help us raise money for some animals in need!
Come by to see custom built dog houses, kitty condos and custom dog accessories designed by local creatives, designers and architects and vote for your favorite.
This ASID Virginia fundraiser brings the community together in support of our local designers and adoptable animals!
There will also be food trucks, face-painting, a pet photo booth, games and raffles! Fun for the whole family, including the fur-babies.
A percentage of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Richmond Animal Care and Control!

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Weekend Radar: Pow Wow, Stone’s 6th Anniversary, Grove Soccer Academy’s First Game, Squirrels vs Goats

This is Memorial Day weekend and in between heading to the pool party and barbecue take a moment to think about the reason for Memorial Day honoring U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.

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Well as predicted last week Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield all have high COVID-19 Community Level. 7-day case rates per 100,000 people in each of the localities are 274, 297, and 309, respectively (the threshold for a high level is 200). The 7-day rate of new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people for the whole region is 10.5 (the threshold for a high level is 10). At this level, the CDC’s guidance for individuals is that Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public. As a result, all our recommendations will be for outdoor events while we watch to see how this latest surge plays out.

33rd Annual Pow Wow of the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe at 13476 King William Rd, King William
May 28-29th, Free Donations Appreciated

Every year I put this on my mental calendar and every year it somehow slips through the cracks. This year is no exception. Some day I’ll make it but perhaps you can go in my place.

Celebrate our continued perseverance at the 33rd Annual Pow Wow in King William, VA. For more information, please call 804-769-0041.
Admission is FREE, but donations are being accepted at the gate.
Grand Entry of Dancers:
Saturday @ 12pm
Sunday @ 1pm
No Pets, No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Firearms.

Stone Brewing Richmond’s 6th Anniversary Celebration
May 28th, Free to Attend Pay for your beers.

Expect some unique beers being tapped.

Come celebrate with us to mark 6 years since we opened our taproom doors here in Richmond. The festivities will start at 12pm with us tapping some archival favorites, the brewhouse will be open until 5pm, and live music from 4-6pm

Grove Soccer Academy Inaugral Game at City Stadium
May 28th, Gates Open 6PM Kickoff 7PM, Tickets $10

The Kickers are down in Cary but I’m still going to suggest you check out some soccer. Grove Soccer Academy is a brand new team in town and plays in the NPSL. The goal is to help players develop the skills to make it up to the next level in the soccer pyramid. Bonus you can watch while drinking a nice cold beer. Who knows there could be a future USMNT player taking the field. They’ll be facing Virginia Beach FC so if you’ve got a VB connection that’s another reason to check it out.

Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats- Memorial Day Celebration and Fireworks
May 28th, Gates 5PM First Pitch 6PM, Tickets

Baseball seems like a pretty solid Memorial Day pick but c’mon the fireworks are a most excellent reason for attending. It won’t be as crowded as the 4th of July I can guarantee.

In-Your-Face Fireworks & Memorial Day Celebration
Kick off Memorial Day weekend and summer at The Diamond! Enjoy fireworks from up close and inside the fences after the game.

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