July 6th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

free concert mechanicsville
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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June 16th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

west broad village outdoor movies 2015
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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June 11th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

rva cheap summer activities 2015
Summer’s here! I’ve compiled some free & cheap activities previously posted if you’re looking for things to do 🙂

$1 kids movies at Regal Cinemas
Free kids movies at Bowtie Cinemas
Free outdoor movies in Richmond parks

Music in the Park
Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts
Summer Sounds at Stony Point
Rock n Roll at West Broad Village
Jammin’ on the James
Concerts in Pole Green Park

Reading Clubs:
Local Libraries have reading progams and host lots of events too
Barnes & Noble Destination Imagination

Free bowling at AMF
Kids Bowl Free

Roller Skating:
Kids Skate Free

Flying Squirrels “Score an A Free Ticket Program” and free Kids Club Sunday games

See also: posts tagged “summer 2015” and the Richmond Bargains event calendar

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June 11th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

schedule movieland free kids movies 2015
Ack! How have I not posted this!

Movieland on Boulevard will show FREE kids movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am this summer 2015.

    June 23 & 24 – Rio 2
    June 30 & July 1 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
    July 7 & 8 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    July 14 & 15 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    July 21 & 22 – Penguins of Madagascar
    July 28 & 29 – Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb
    August 4 & 5 – The Book of Life
    August 11 & 12 – The Croods
    Augsut 18 & 19 – Epic

1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh St.

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June 10th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

west broad village concerts
West Broad Village will host six free tribute band concerts this summer, beginning with an INXS tribute band this Saturday, June 13. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at “The Pad” next to Aloft hotel.

    Rock n Roll Summer Schedule:

    June 13 – Kick (The Incredible INXS Tribute)
    June 27 – Cowboy (The #1 Kid Rock Tribute in the US)
    July 11 – Everwilde (Country/Rock Show)
    July 25 – Crowded Streets (Dave Matthews Band Tribute)
    August 8 – Appetite for Destruction (Guns n’ Roses Tribute)
    August 22 – Shoot to Thrill n’ Dirty White Girls (All Girl Band Tribute to AC/DC and Foreigner)

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June 10th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

apple camp 2015
The Apple store in Short Pump Town Center will offer FREE three-day workshops this summer for kids ages 8 to 12 learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects.

The catch is that these camp slots get filled super-fast (less than a day). Last year, registration opened on June 16 so if you’re interested sign up now to be notified by email when Camp registration opens and/or check the Apple Camp website regularly over the next week.

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June 9th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

vmfa yoga saturday salutations
This Saturday (6/13) at 9 a.m. is the start of Saturday Salutations FREE outdoor yoga sessions at the VMFA with Project Yoga Richmond:

    Project Yoga Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to offer FREE outdoor classes to our beloved city! Join us on 10 select Saturdays from June to October on the VMFA’s beautifully landscaped Belvedere Deck (located above the Sculpture Garden). Classes are open to all levels, beginner-appropriate and family-friendly! We only ask that you tell your friends and stay in touch. A different PYR Ambassador leads each session. We cannot accept donations at the VMFA for these classes, but you can make a tax deductible online donation anytime here.

    If it rains or excessive heat advisory is forecast: A decision will be made as early as possible, using the best information available and noted on the calendar and via email. We will also make an announcement on Facebook. Please make sure you check one of these sources if the weather looks problematic!

    When to arrive: 8:45 am or earlier to check in. Class is 60 minutes. All participants will be required to sign in prior to class. Participation is first come, first served! Arrive early for best location.

    Where to park: In the VMFA parking deck or on the street anywhere that it’s allowed around the museum. Bicycle racks are available so consider biking to class!

    What to bring: Your mat, water, a towel, and a friend! Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended! It can become quite hot, so be prepared with water and willing to take breaks when necessary. A very limited number of mats will be available to borrow.


    June 13 w/ Jonathan Christopher Miles
    June 27 w/ Randi Kershman Weiss
    July 11 w/ Sue Agee
    July 25 w/ Twylah Ekko
    August 8 w/ Natasha Freeman
    August 22 w/ Carolyn Keller Sells
    September 12 w/ Michele Nierle
    September 26 w/ Sara Lovelace
    October 10 w/ Alec Abbott
    October 24 w/ Becky Eschenroeder

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June 1st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

what is the dogwood dell festival of the arts schedule?
Richmond City Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities has posted the lineup of [free] concerts, shows, and other events that will be held at Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park this summer. (see image above) The fun starts this Sunday, June 7, 2015, with a Renaissance Faire and performance of Romeo and Juliet!

Other highlights of the 2015 season include the July 4th festivities, a Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival, a Gospel Festival, Opera in the Park, and Man of La Mancha.

I know the photo is a little tough to read; bookmark this post and I’ll get the lineup transcribed this week 🙂 Wanted to get the word out since the Festival’s kicking off this weekend

More information about Dogwood Dell & the festival:

    Byrd Park
    6000 S. Blvd.
    Richmond, VA 23220

    Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events, the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children’s series with performances at our Ha’ Penny stage. For more information, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL.

    Festival of Arts

    With its eclectic mix of old and new, the Festival of Arts has become one of Richmond’s cultural treasures. Through our programming, the Festival of Arts strives to bring the Richmond community some of the most innovative and avant-garde performers, while also respecting the value and importance of traditional and classical works.

    Throughout June, July, and August, a variety of shows can be enjoyed at the “Dell” including classical music and dance; drama, comedy, and musical theatre; reggae, pop, swing, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz and contemporary music concerts. The Festival of Arts is flavored for every taste. Come early for a seat in the amphitheatre or bring a blanket to sit in the surrounding park.

    Although the dance concerts and programs presented at Dogwood Dell are normally purchased packaged shows for which we provide technical assistance, our three theatre productions are produced fully in-house. While many of our theatre productions are Richmond premieres, we also stage contemporary favorites. These productions continually prove to be some of Richmond’s favorites and have even won awards.

    Ha’Penny Stage

    The Ha’Penny Stage behind the Carillon is a center for children’s theatre and entertainment on Sunday afternoons during the Festival of Arts. Programs include music, theatre, juggling, story-telling and more.


    The Dogwood Dell does not cancel performances until show time (unless drastic weather conditions exist). Patrons can listen to WRVA for Dell cancellations. Call (804)646-DELL, during the summer for schedule updates.

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May 27th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

bn summer reading program 2015

Kids can earn a free book (from a couple options) from Barnes & Noble this summer when they read 8 books

    Here Is How:
    Step 1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF).

    Step 2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store.

    Step 3. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store… Enjoy reading!

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May 27th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

concerts in the park pole green schedule

Free concert series in Hanover, starting Saturday:

    Concerts in the Park, is a platform to share our message with the community, through free, quality musical entertainment! Each concert will feature a specific cause, while poviding a safe, family-friendly atmosphere, for all ages to enjoy! See you and your family at Pole Green Park – May 29th!!!
    Pole Green Park 5:30PM – 9:30PM
    May 29th | Zach Perkins, VCU Peppas & Prospect7
    June 12th | 360 View, Cedar Creek & Prospect7
    July 17th | Mako Music Mentor Band, Prospect7 & The Hunts
    August 14th | The Dave Tinney Band, Prospect7 & The Rhett Walker Band

E.J. Wade Foundation on Facebook

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