January 13th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

banff tickets chesterfield

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.

    Experience adventure on the big screen! Explore the world’s last great wild places. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate and inspire as you journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Different films each night.

    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

    For more information email losenn@chesterfield.gov

    For tickets call 804-748-1623

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May 20th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

agecroft concert

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

    May 12 – The Beer Ticks 6-8pm
    June 9 – The Taters (Roots Rock, Pop, Skiffle and Americana) 6-8pm
    July 7 – The Dhocmatics (Original Soul and R-n-B) 6-8pm
    August 18 – 3rd Wave (Surf music) 6-8pm
    September 8 – Trongone Band (Grateful Dead and Friends sounds) 5-7pm
    October 6 – Exebelle and the Southern Cavalcade (Folk, Country and Southern Favorites) 5-7pm

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

    June 8th – Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run
    July 13th – Forte Jazz Band
    August 10th – Stonebrook

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 stony point

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!

    May 25 through September 2
    Performance Times
    Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 4pm – 8pm
    Sundays from 1pm – 5pm
    With Special Performances on
    Monday, May 27 from 1pm – 5pm
    Monday, September 2 from 1pm – 5pm

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.

    May 12, 3-5pm – Route 64 performs music from 60′s to present! Take a picture in our photo booth while you’re here. (Rain date: June 23, 3-5pm)
    May 19, 3-5pm – Flat Elvis performs music from every decade including songs by the Barenaked Ladies and the Rolling Stones. (Rain date: June 9, 3-5pm)
    June 2, 3-5pm – B2B (The Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band) performs all his hits and more! All Parrotheads welcome! (Rain date: June 16, 3-5pm)

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 Concert Band
    Mon, June 24, July 29, & Aug 26, 7-8 p.m.
    Dorey Park by the lake. Free.

    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.

    Foster Spain May 19
    The Rotations on May 26
    Magnolia June 2
    The Koinonia Jazz June 9

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 – 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

    May 18: 380th Army Band. Armed Forces Day – 380th Army Band. The performance honors all servicemen and women who served in any branch of the armed forces. Concessions are available for purchase. Gates open at 6 p.m. 7 p.m. – free
    June 2: Richmond Youth Symphony. Enjoy a free concert by the Richmond Symphony’s flagship youth orchestras. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show at 7 pm
    Sept. 14: Richmond Symphony. Bring the whole family and listen to great classical music in the great outdoors. Gates open at 5 p.m. Show at 6pm

Bluemont in Ashland$5 admission. Sundays in August at 7pm. Steps of Blackwell Auditorium in Ashland.

    August 4: The Hula Honeys (Hawaiian Swing)
    August 11: Hard Swimmin’ Fish (Funk Infused Blues)
    August 18: Matato (Appalachian Brazilian Funk)
    August 25: Daryl Davis Band (Boogie-Woogie Rock & Roll)

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.

    Schedule and costs each week:
    May 3: Shovels and Rope and Hayes Carll $5
    May 10: The Lone Bellow and Radical Face $5
    May 24: RVA Music Night with NO BS! Brass Band, Murphy’s Kids and Former Champions $5
    May 31: Head and the Heart and Black Girls $10
    June 7: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires $10
    June 14: Kishi Bashi and Lake Street Dive $5
    June 21: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The Pimps of Joytime $10
    June 28: Infamous Stringdusters and James Justin & Co. $10

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May 6th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

tuesdays on the patio

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).

    Lineup:
    May 7 Me & Jo
    May 14 Laura Ann Singh
    May 21 Olivarez Trio
    May 28 Adrian Duke Duo

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April 8th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

blue ridge mountain sports gear swap

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)

    Sell your used gear! All types of outdoor gear will be accepted, except footwear, sleeping bags, and climbing equipment. Bring your gear in before April 10th.

    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

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June 14th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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
804-550-2414

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June 4th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

bass pro family camp

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.

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May 29th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

the muppets

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 15 – The Muppets at Byrd Park, 600 S. Boulevard
    June 22 – Thor (PG-13) at T B Smith, 2015 Ruffin Road
    June 29 – Zookeeper at Broad Rock Complex, 4615 Ferguson Lane
    July 6 – Captain America (PG-13) at Jefferson Park, 21st & E. Marshall Street
    July 13 – The Adventures of Tin Tin at Hotchkiss, 701 E. Brookland Park Boulevard
    July 20 – Puss in Boots at Humphrey Calder, 414 N. Thompson Street
    July 27 – Reel Steel (PG-13) at Abner Clay Park, Brook Road and West Clay Street
    August 3 – Kung Fu Panda 2 at Battery Park, 2803 Dupont Circle
    August 10 – Hugo at Fonticello Park, 2813 Bainbridge Street
    August 17- The Lorax at Forest Hill Park, 4021 Forest Hill Avenue

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May 29th, 2012 by RichmondBargains


(My son & husband fishing at Echo Lake Park two (!) years ago)

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.

Hanover Event:

hanover free fishing days

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.

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