The Butterfly Closed, Paradigm Closing Store

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Sad news for the consignment world in last week’s Richmond Biz Sense:

    The Butterfly Consignment Boutique (5726 B Patterson Ave) has closed after 25 years in business.

    Paradigm (recently renamed, previously Pieces Boutique) will close its location at 1301 W. Main St. by May 1 but continue operating online.

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Mechanicsville Library Book Sale

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If you missed last week’s book sales, there’s another coming up! Friends of the Mechanicsville Library Book Sale will be held Friday, April 11 from 10am to 6pm and Saturday, April 12 from 10 to 2 pm. (7461 Sherwood Crossing Pl, Mechanicsville) Thanks Peggy!

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Weekend Deals – Consignment Sales, Book Sales

The Clothesline Women’s Consignment Sale – Women’s clothing (teen/juniors and petites through plus sizes), maternity wear, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and handbags. (Bon Air Community Center, 8725 Quaker Lane)
Wednesday April 2 …. 10a to 8p
Thursday April 3 …. 10a to 8p
Friday April 4 …. 10a to 8p (25% off marked items)
Saturday April 5 …. 8a to 2p (50% off marked items)

Monday’s Child Consignment Sale – Inside Chesterfield Towne Center
Friday, April 4th- 10am-7pm
Saturday, April 5th – 10am-7pm
Sunday, April 6th-12pm-5pm
25% Off – Friday, April 11th – 10am-7pm
50% Off – Saturday, April 12th 10am-7pm

Reminder: 3 Book Sales! Twin Hickory, Richmond Public Library, Atlee

Reminder: Rare Editions Warehouse Sale

Reminder: Mid-Town Sidewalk Sale with $5 Clothes Rack fill-a-bag

Reminder: Free coffee at McDonald’s through next week

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Mid-Town Sidewalk Sale, Including Clothes Rack Fill-A-Bag

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Some retailers and restaurants along Cary Street between Boulevard and Robinson are banding together for the first “Mid-Town Sidewalk Sale” this Saturday, April 5th, including U-Fab fabrics, Re-Cycles bike shop, Bohland & Graham antiques, Acacia, and the Clothes Rack (see below).

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Clothes Rack – “We will be participating in the first ever MID-TOWN sidewalk sale on Saturday, April 5th from 10-6. We will have a BAG sale on the side walk where you can fill a bag for $5, and a HANDBAG sale inside featuring tons of spring handbags.” (2618 West Cary Street)

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The F.R.E.E. List April 3-6

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

First weekend in April brings VCU’s Intercultural Festival, Sheep to Shawl at Meadow Farm, RFM’s Summer Adventure Expo, Chesterfield’s Confederate History and Heritage Day and Kite Day.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page. Click on the title to expand the details about each event.

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Atlee Library Book Sale

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One more used book sale happening this weekend! Thanks Nancy!

    The Atlee Library Friends’ Spring Book Sale will be Friday, April 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Atlee Library’s meeting rooms. A huge selection of well sorted books and other media will be available at bargain prices. All hardback books, CDs, and DVDs, are $1.00 each. All paperback books and VHS tapes are only 50 cents each. The best bargain of all is to purchase a Friends’ book/tote bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for FREE! All proceeds from the Book Sale directly benefit Atlee Library . For further information, please call the library at 559-0654.

9161 Atlee Rd
804-559-0654

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Free Richmond Ballet “New Works II” Performance

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This Saturday, April 5th, at 6:30 p.m., Richmond Ballet trainees will perform “New Works II” and you can request free tickets by calling 804-344-0906, ext. 231.

    Join us for this special complimentary performance featuring the work of
    Malcolm Burn, Artistic Associate & Ballet Master, Richmond Ballet
    Shira Lanyi, Richmond Ballet Company
    Matthew Frain, Richmond Ballet Company
    Jesse Lyon, Richmond Ballet II
    Connor Frain, Guest

    Tickets are Complimentary | General Admission Seating
    Reserve Yours Today By Calling 804-344-0906, ext. 231 or at the Richmond Ballet Box Office
    Patrons are encouraged to pick up all tickets for New Works II at the front desk before Saturday’s show.

Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre
407 E. Canal Street

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Richmond Public Library Used Book Sale

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Friends of the Richmond Public Library big used book sale is coming up this Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th:

    Friday – noon to 5pm, 7-9pm (Friends members can shop early at 10am)
    Saturday – 10am to 4pm

In addition to novels, DVDs, etc., there will be sheet music for organ, piano and guitar, and special collection books about Chinese art & history for sale.

Richmond Public Main Library
101 E. Franklin St

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Friends of Twin Hickory Library Book Sale

Friends of the Twin Hickory Library will hold a Used Book Sale this Friday and Saturday:

Shop 9am-4pm on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. Children’s books will be sold on Saturday ONLY. Adult books will be sold on Friday & Saturday. Sales benefit the Friends of Twin Hickory Library.

    5001 Twin Hickory Road
    Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509
    (804) 290-9200
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Free Coffee at McDonald’s

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During breakfast hours every day through April 13, McDonald’s restaurants are giving away FREE small McCafe coffees. No coupon needed.

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