The Banff Mountain Film Festival is coming to James River High School in early March, and always seems to sell out in advance – so order tickets now if you’d like to attend! It is $10 for admission to both Friday and Saturday night films; call Chesterfield Parks & Rec at 748-1623 for tickets.
Ages 4 and under are free.
James River High School, 3700 James River Road
7-10 p.m. each night
Friday, March 7 $6 per adult Course 28216
$3 for 18 and under
Saturday, March 8 $6 per adult Course 28217
$3 for 18 and under
Both Nights $10 per adult Course 28214
$5 for 18 and under
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For tickets call 804-748-1623
Here’s the outdoor concert list, updated for 2013 and I’ll continue to add series as schedules are announced (You can bookmark this page for later reference, or there will be a link to it in the blog page sidebar):
Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts – Free concerts and more through August, full schedule here.
Music in the Park – Forest Hill Park, Forest Hill Avenue and 41st Street
One Sunday evening a month, May through October
Jammin’ on the James – Wilton House Museum, 215 S Wilton Rd
Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary walk-through tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Free admission. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated. Concerts 6-8pm
Short Pump Summer Concert Series – The Summer Concert Series returns beginning June 20th and continuing Thursdays (weather permitting) through August 22th. Families are invited to enjoy FREE live music performed by local bands, great food, PRIZES and of course, fabulous shopping! Concerts begin at 6:00 PM and run until 8:00 PM in the Main Plaza
Summer Sounds at Stony Point Fashion Park – Summer is here! Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians — all summer long!
Westchester Commons Summer Concerts – All concerts are select Sundays, 3-5pm in the Village Green area between Sweet Frog and Plaza Azteca. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Henrico Concert Band & Henrico Community Band – For all ages. The Henrico Concert Band and the Henrico Community Band will each perform a series of three outdoor concerts. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend a casual evening in the park listening to your favorite band music! In case of inclement weather, the concerts may be cancelled. There will be no rain dates. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5859.
Henrico Community Band
Thur, June 27, July 25, & Aug 29, 7-8 p.m.
Deep Run Park Nature Pavilion. Free.
Twin Hickory concerts – Summer Concert Series at Twin Hickory library includes Mills Family Band outdoors on August 13 at 6:30pm
Sounds of Summer at Weston Plantation – Pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs and come join Historic Hopewell Foundation’s 4th Sounds of Summer concert series on Sundays at 4:00pm. Enjoy a spectacular view of the lower Appomattox from the beautiful grounds of Weston Plantation. There is no admission charge for the concerts, which are funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Local Government Challenge Grant. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating and may wish to bring their own refreshments. For directions to Weston Plantation, use MapQuest for 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell or call 458-4682. The 1789 plantation house overlooks the Appomattox River and is located off 21st Avenue near the Hopewell Marina.
Richmond Concert Band –
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4th, 7:00pm – Dogwood Dell
Sunday, August 25th, 6:00pm – Agecroft Hall
Sunday, September 22nd, 5:30pm – Agecroft Hall
Pocahontas Premieres – Pocahontas Premieres is a series of concerts hosted at Pocahontas State Park’s spacious amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is handicapped-accessible. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food and drinks will be for sale. Beer and wine also are available at some shows courtesy of River City Blues Society (I.D. required).
The shows listed below are free, but there is a $5 parking fee for entering the park
Bluemont in Ashland – $5 admission. Sundays in August at 7pm. Steps of Blackwell Auditorium in Ashland.
Friday Cheers concerts on Brown’s Island are on Friday evenings May 3-June 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $10 depending on the show, and children under 12 are free.
There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed.
Every Tuesday in May from 6-8:30pm, there will be a free musical performance outdoors at Short Pump Town Center. The concerts will take place near Dick’s Sporting Goods, in earshot of many of the outdoor dining areas (Firebirds’, Bakers Crust, Lehja, California Pizza Kitchen, etc).
The Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Spring Gear Swap will be held this Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports locations. Used outdoor sporting equipment will be available for purchase. (This isn’t a swap in the traditional sense of the word. It’s more like a consignment sale)
Please make sure all gear is clean and in good condition, before bringing it to the swap. We reserve the right to refuse any item. You set the price, and if your stuff sells, you get a Blue Ridge gift card with the exact sale amount, which can be picked up on Monday, April 15. Items not sold must be picked up by April 29, or they will be donated to charity.
Chesterfield Towne Center
11500 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
West Short Pump- Towne Center West
12020 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
The Gander Mountain outdoor equipment store in Hanover is closing by the end of July, and Green Top Sporting Goods will be taking over the space. (Times-Dispatch “Green Top taking over Gander Mountain store”)
I swung by on Tuesday to see how the closing sales were –
20-30% off most departments right now, perhaps a good deal if there’s a hunting/fishing/camping item (besides firearms and rods or reels that are excluded from the current sales) that you never find on sale. Otherwise, I would check next month to see what remains.
(My boys riding together in a shopping cart for the first time 🙂 )
10150 Lakeridge Pkwy
Ashland, VA 23005
Bass Pro Shops “Family Summer Camp” runs this Saturday, June 9, through July 15, with activities every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Choices include crafts, family photos, making smores, and a number of outdoors-related workshops – Here is the schedule of events for the Ashland location. This week the craft is to decorate a pot and plant a seedling.
Beginning with The Muppets on June 15 at Byrd Park, the City of Richmond will be hosting free outdoor family movie nights at a different park each Friday. All movies start at sunset, approximately 8:30-10:30pm.
June 1, 2, and 3, 2012 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, except in designated stocked trout waters, on these days. Plan some time to go fishing and boating; take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat! See our Where to Fish section to get started!
City of Richmond event:
Family Fishing Fair – Saturday 9am – 12pm; 2201 Shield’s Lake Drive
Free. Ages 5 and older. It’s Virginia’s annual free fishing weekend. No fishing license required. Locial fishing experts will teach basic freshwater catch-and-release fishing. Poles and tackle will be available (two per family). Be sure to bring bottled water, fishing pole and a folding chir. Call Wyatt Kingston at 804-232-1982 for more details.
Passport to Fishing & Boating Program – Saturday 8-11am; Courthouse Park
It provides skills, techniques and information novices need to begin boating and fishing in their communities. Each of the six fun, hands-on stations focuses on a key participation aspect and includes strong conservation messages. The program is open to children of all ages. Rods and Reels will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please feel free to bring your own. Registration is FREE and encouraged.
Other times of the year:
A Virginia saltwater fishing license costs only $17.50 a year for state residents, while annual freshwater fishing and trout licenses are merely $23.00 each for state residents. Those license fees support valuable fisheries work across the Commonwealth. The VDGIF also offers short term licenses—ideal for visitors—and a variety of combination licenses to benefit anglers.
To purchase a fishing license online – and for freshwater fishing regulations and information on Virginia lakes, rivers, boating access and more, visit www.HuntFishVA.com. For size, season, and catch limits of saltwater species, please go to: http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/regulations/swrecfishingrules.shtm. Not sure how to get started in fishing? For free online fishing tips, visit the Department’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/VDGIF and click on the “Fishing 101” series of instructional videos.