Free & Cheap Events March 18-20

100% free admission this week!

FRIDAY

Crossroads Art Center Indoor Art Walk and Artists’ Reception – Friday 6-9pm; Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd
Guests will have time to view all of the featured art while enjoying a drink from the cash bar and food from Sticks Kebob Shop, Gearhart’s Chocolates and Cabot Creamery Cooperative. Come enjoy a night of art and fellowship Friday. Music will be by the Quiet Steps Ensemble. The Richmond Magic Club and the International Brotherhood of Magicians will provide magic. Proceeds from the Beverage Sales will benefit Network of Enterprising Women (NEW) who will also be hosting a silent auction opening night.

Skywatch – Friday ~7pm; Science Museum of Virginia front lawn
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the museum’s front lawn as they share their powerful telescopes for a look at the night sky

Adventure Series: Kayak Kevin – Friday 7:30-8:30 pm; Henrico County Administration Board Room
Join us for a series of slide presentations celebrating the great outdoors! Speakers will present their own experiences from at home in Virginia and across America. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Kayak Kevin’s wanderlust, brought on by his love of maps, has led him on many kayak tours covering thousands of miles. Join him as he relives his last adventure-a 600 mile, six-week long circumnavigation of the Chesapeake Bay on his sit-on-top kayak.

SATURDAY

Falling Creek Ironworks Archaeology Tour – Saturday 12-4pm; Falling Creek Ironworks Park, 6708 Jeff Davis Highway
Join us for an exciting exploration of America’s first iron furnace, the 1619-22 ironworks on Falling Creek. Tour guides will lead you through the archaeological ruins of both the 1619 ironworks and Archibald Cary’s Colonial grist mill. Activities include guided tours, exhibits, costumed interpretation, living history, period
demonstrations, Native American dancing and children’s activities. Details: Bryan Truzzie 804-751-4946

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers – Saturday 1-4pm; Meadow Farm Museum
For all ages. Shape note singing is worship music sung without accompaniment. Come listen to the members of the Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers as they introduce this music to Meadow Farm. The public is welcome to join in. Information: Anna Truong, 501-2130.

indian cultural program

Virginia Indian Cultural Program – Saturday 3-8pm; Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen
For all ages. The history and contemporary culture of Virginia Indian tribes will be presented through art, dance and exhibits. Indian artisans will display their pottery, beadwork, leatherwork, and painting, demonstrate their creative processes and discuss their work with the public. The Virginia Indian Intertribal Drum and Dancers will tell the story of native history and culture through a unique performance of traditional and contemporary tribal dances; the dancers will explain the regalia they wear as well as the meaning and significance of each dance they perform. Don’t miss the photo exhibit of Virginia Indians from the early 20th century. Information: 501-1611.

SUNDAY

Second Virginia Convention Anniversary Reenactment – Sunday, tickets distributed beginning at 1pm; St John’s Church, 2319 E. Broad St
Takes place on the Sunday closest to March 23rd, the anniversary of the day on which Henry delivered his speech. In the presence of Washington, Jefferson, and other notable Virginians, Patrick Henry delivered his passionate call for liberty, uttering the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Free and open to the public. Please call 804-648-5015 for more information.
Program Schedule:
1:00pm – Tickets distributed at front of church on a first-come, first-served basis
1:30pm – Patriotic music program
2:00pm – Reenactment program begins

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