Hanover Summer Nights Concert Series

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Thursday evenings in July, enjoy a free concert at Cold Harbor Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Get ready for a new way to start the weekend!! The Hanover Summer Nights Free Concert Series takes place at the Cold Harbor Park (ya know where the Ruritans do the Crabfeast!) It’s every Thursday in July starting July 9. These concerts will feature local/regional bands and a way to get out of the house on a Thursday night before you head to the Riva’ on Friday…Concerts run 5-10pm, so come after work and have a great time.

    The series line up includes:
    July 9 – @En’ Novation
    July 16 – Jackson Ward Music with Karen Jonas Music
    July 23 – NuCorp Inc
    July 30 – Little Ozzy and The Kingbolts

    The event is FREE!!! Get all the details about the series and more here: http://hanoversummernights.com/

No outside food or drinks allowed; food will be available for purchase.

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Weekend Deals – Car Wash, Pizza, Book Sale

Flagstop Car Wash – $3 off any express or full service wash with code 60704. Valid through July 11 (This makes it just $2 for the basic wash!)

Friends of the Ashland Public Library Book Sale – 9am to 2pm on July 4. You will find hundreds of pre-owned hardcovers, paperbacks, audio books, movies, and CDs to choose from. Some wonderful bargains are “nearly-new”, some items are antiques looking for new homes. There will be a wide variety of treasures to be found for children, teens and adults. (Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.)

Papa John’s Pizza – Medium cheese pizzas $4.44 each on July 4; enter code PAPA4 ordering online

ReStore RVA – In honor of the 4th of July, and just because we love you so much, we are bringing back our Dolla Dolla Sale Y’all! Tomorrow, July 3rd, select home decor items, garden items and seasonal items will be on sale for only $1! (1901 Roane St)

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The F.R.E.E. List July 3-5

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F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Happy Independence Day! Celebrate the holiday weekend with RVA Fireworks on the James at Brown’s Island, Concert and Fireworks at Dogwood Dell, Genworth Concert and Fireworks, Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Meadow Farm, Chesterfield’s Fourth of July Celebration at the County Fairgrounds, Hardywood 4th of July, Goochland County Fireworks, Ashland Parade and Activities, Paddington “Movie on the Lawn” at West Broad Village, and free admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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Lewis Ginter Free on the Fourth

Free admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on the Fourth of July! (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    Celebrate the CarMax Free Fourth of July by enjoying the gardens and Butterflies LIVE! Wear red, white and blue & bring your wagons and strollers to decorate for a parade in the Children’s Garden. Children can also cool off in WaterPlay.

    Capture your memory of the day at the CarMax photo opportunity near the Bicycle Sculpture in the Anderson Wildflower Meadow.

    1 – 4 p.m.: Live music by the Happy Lucky Combo in the Children’s Garden

    2 p.m.: Parade around the Children’s Garden

    The Garden will have water stations at key locations and the Library will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — a great place to rest and cool off!

    Food is available for purchase in the Garden Cafe and in the Tea House.

    Please note: The line to see Butterflies Live! will close at 4 p.m. so that we may get guests through the exhibit by our 5 p.m. closing time

Thanks Jonah!

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Weekend Deals – Kings Dominion, Saxon Shoes, Lakeside, Indigo Avenue, Papa John’s

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Kings Dominion – $65 for two groupons; two single-day admission tickets to Kings Dominion (one ticket per groupon) (up to $130 value). Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2015. (Affiliate link used)

Papa John’s Pizza Richmond – “Like” the Facebook page if you haven’t already, because Papa John’s RVA will give all its fans a FREE medium pizza when it reaches 3000 likes (129 to go)

Saxon Shoes – 50% off sale going on now on select shoes, handbags, and accessories

Lakeside Day – Special sales and offers from Lakeside Merchants this Saturday, June 27

Indigo Avenue Clothes Carytown – Carytown location closing; thrift store prices ($3.99 and under) through 6/28

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The F.R.E.E. List June 26-28

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F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

This weekend: Wade Hayes at Short Pump Town Center concert series, The Arts & Culture Xpo at the Science Museum, Honey Bee Festival at Rockwood Park, Picnic and Music in the Park at Deep Run Park (Thursday), Kid Rock tribute band “Cowboy” concert at West Broad Village, Plunky and Oneness concert at Dogwood Dell, and Lakeside Day at businesses along Lakeside

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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5th Annual RVA Arts & Culture Xpo

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Richmond CultureWorks hosts the 5th Annual Arts & Culture Xpo this Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia (2500 W Broad St). Enjoy performances, discounts, and information from numerous local non-profits.

    • FREE admission

    • Food trucks – Boka Truck, Curbside Creations, The Dog Wagon, Gelati Celesti, Mosaic & Opa – and craft beer.

    • Hands-on learning activities including art demos, cultural interactions, and more!

    • A variety of stage performances throughout the day highlighting local arts and culture organizations including musical, visual art, theatrical, historical and dance.

    • Opportunities to interact with more than 60 diverse local arts and culture organizations.

    • Opportunities to take advantage of Xpo-only discounts on memberships, classes, tickets, subscriptions, performances, education programs and more.

    • TA DA! Exhibitors will unveil new products, programs, their upcoming season, new exhibitions — just about anything!

    • While at the Xpo, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite exhibitor with a People’s Choice Award. The top 3 organizations will receive a cash grant from CultureWorks.

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The F.R.E.E. List June 19-21

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F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

It’s a packed weekend! There’s RVA Streets Alive! around Byrd Park, Richmond Vegetarian Festival at Bryan Park, Wine & Whiskers at Willow Lawn, Richmond Philharmonic Pops Concert at the Gardens at Sunday Park, Celebrate African American Art at the VMFA. Taste of India festival at the Cultural Center of India, Juneteenth at Manchester Docks, A Musical Tour of Maymont at Maymont, KOS concert at Dogwood Dell, and outdoor movies: Maleficent at Byrd Park, the first of Richmond Parks’ outdoor “Movies in the Park,” and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at West Broad Village.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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West Broad Village Outdoor “Movies on the Lawn”

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West Broad Village will show free outdoor “Movies on the Lawn” on selected Friday nights this summer

“Grab your family and your lawn chair and join us for a fun-filled time on the lawn at West Broad Village (2250 Old Brick Road Glen Allen).”

Activities include inflatables, games, and door prizes beginning at 8 p.m. and a family-friendly movie starting around 9 p.m.

    June 19 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Have your family dress up as if it’s been the worst day ever for a chance to win a 2-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge)
    July 3 – Paddington (Bring your favorite teddy bear for a chance to win a trip to Build-A-Bear)
    July 17 – Sponge Bob: Sponge Out of Water (It’s a beach party! Enter for your chance to win 2 season passes to Water Country USA)
    July 31 – Big Hero 6 (Dress up as your favorite superhero for a chance to win a brand-new XBox One)

Thanks Jess!

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Flip Flops for Free Smoothies

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Don your flip-flops for free smoothies this Friday, June 19:

    This year on June 19th [2015], Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate our 9th annual National Flip Flop Day. Come by one of our cafes wearing flip flops on June 19th between 2 pm to 7 pm for National Flip Flop Day and we’ll recognize your support with a FREE 24 oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie!!

    Every year on the third Friday in June, Tropical Smoothie Café celebrates National Flip Flop Day, when we raise funds to benefit our national charity partner, Camp Sunshine. What started as a holiday to thank our customers for their loyalty to our brand, has turned into a mission to raise money for Camp Sunshine and support children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

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