The Fall Family Festival is this Saturday, Oct. 17!!! Come on down to Old Towne for a fun day for everyone in your brood. Beginning with the Farmers Market at 7am and continuing throughout the day, until 6:30, activities include: Kidz Zone with entertainment for children of all ages including a petting zoo and […]
The Fall Family Festival is this Saturday, Oct. 17!!! Come on down to Old Towne for a fun day for everyone in your brood. Beginning with the Farmers Market at 7am and continuing throughout the day, until 6:30, activities include:
Kidz Zone with entertainment for children of all ages including a petting zoo and stage performances by: Bob & Judy Puppeteers, Julian Pittman Illusionist, and Signora Bella Equilibrist.
Other features of the Festival will include art exhibits and an antique & vintage motorcycle show and historical walking tours.
Traditional festival food will be provided by local vendors. There will be a Chili Throw-Down hosted by Petersburg-area non-profit organizations.
Music for the day begins with folk music performed by Sonny Bevins and Friends at the Farmers Market at 7am, and throughout the day on the main stage with local talent represented by: Virginia State University, Petersburg High School and the Appomattox Regional Governor s School in addition to Baby Huey & the Babysitters, The Top s Band, and The Indigenous Gourd Orchestra.
Virginia State University s School of Agriculture will offer educational and entertaining programs including the Aquaculture Program and other state-of-the art ventures.
The event will be held in Old Towne Petersburg surrounding the Farmers Market building. This is a FREE event, held rain or shine. For more info call (804) 733-2402 or visit the Festival website at www.fallfestival.art.officelive.com
Below are upcoming sales, followed by some MORE events in Old Towne.
Lavender and Lace
GRAND RE-OPENING at the new location 9 W Old St. in historic Old Towne. (Enter between the swans at Black Swan Catering / Old Towne Catering Co). CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT – 733-6100. http://www.lavenderandlacebridal.com .
YE OLDE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE is now open! Come and enjoy the sights and smells of Christmas past. On display and available for purchase are the INGE-GLAS of Germany Heirloom handcrafted ornaments. Each ornament is exclusively mouthblown and hand-painted, piece by piece in limited quantities, an Heirloom to treasure for generations to come. New this year is the “Life Touch” technique. Also, new to our store this year, are a limited quantity of handcrafted German Smokers. Shop early to get the best selection.
102 W Old St., 804.722.0135 / pennistonsalley.com .
Check out the Beautiful ZEN LOUNGE it’s been transformed!
Utopia Spa is now offering Spa Day Packages that include a FREE Complimentary Lunch Plate prepared by “The Bistro at Market & Grove”… Served in our Zen Lounge!
Exclusively at Utopia Spa…FREE “Utopia Welcome Certificates” After your first Service, $15 for you & $10 to share with a friend! Plus… Instant On-Line Gift Certificates and On-Line Scheduling!(some restrictions may apply) Utopia Spa LLC / 115 N. Sycamore St., Historic “Uptowne” Petersburg / 804.732.1234 / www.TheUtopiaSpa.com
The Ramada Plaza
High Street Bistro has the NFL Ticket each Sunday. Kick-off is 1:00pm. * Flat screen TV’s plus one BIG 8’ screen for all of your favorite games. Great Pizza and other great game food served! For more info, call 804-733-0000. The Ramada Plaza is located at I95, Exit 52. Merge L immediately after exiting the hotel is on the L.
Therapeutic Massage Center & Boutique
Looking for a healthy spa experience for your pregnancy, consider a massage by a trained nurse, massage therapist using special pillows to support you and your baby safely. Don’t forget to schedule a manicure and a pedicure with our chemical -free, pregnancy safe ZOYA product line.
Your health is our business!
Visit our boutique to see our new Lampe Berger lamps and fuels.
Hours M-F 10 am – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 5 pm, www.tmc-and-boutique.com. 27 Bollingbrook Street, 2nd Floor. (804)722-1720.
The Holidays are Coming And The Oak Has New Holiday Hours We have extended our hours to better serve our customers! The Oak s new hours are:
10 am – 8 pm Monday thru Friday / 10 am – 6 pm Saturday / 12 pm – 5 pm Sunday
We also have some amazing sales going on right now! There are items throughout the mall up to 60% off! Take a stroll up to the second floor for the hottest sizzling sales! We have re-stocked our shelves with many new items! Come see these amazing deals before they are all gone! 400 N. Sycamore Street, (804) 861-6111, www.theoakantiques.com
October 16 – November 7 ~world premiere~ 40 Acres and a P.O.W. by Woody Eney.
Join Sycamore Rouge for this world premiere based on a true story! Set in eastern Virginia during World War II, 40 Acres tells the story of an African-American farm family, in a small but diverse town, who receives a German prisoner of war to work on their land.
sycamorerouge.org / 21 West Old Street / 804.957.5707.
Henricus Historical Park
Things That Go Bump in the Night! from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24.
This program will feature costumed living history interpreters reviving old English and Native American legends and folklore. The public is invited to join colonists and Indians by the firesides of 1611-1622 Virginia as they recount eerie and strange tales of their homelands.
The program has been developed in such a way that park visitors may capture the essence of what it felt like to be a colonist in a dark, mysterious and wooded landscape, exposed to uncertain perils, understand the connection of the harvest season to many of the European superstitions and listen to entertaining tales.
Those attending are invited to bring a favorite blanket, warm up by the fire and enjoy an evening of old-fashioned, traditional family fun. Pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.
Henricus Historical Park is located at 251 Henricus Park Road. For more information, call (804) 748-1613 or visit www.henricus.org.
HISTORIC ALL HALLOW S EVE TOURS
Saturday, October 31 in Blandford Cemetery on Crater Road. The focus of the guided walking tours is the history of the cemetery and accounts of some of the permanent residents of Blandford Cemetery portrayed by costumed interpreters. Each tour features the stories of prominent businessmen, soldiers and civilians, as well as tales of an unrequited love and of a friendship with Edgar Allen Poe.
There is no vehicle parking allowed at the site. Event parking will be available at the gravel lot east of the Farmer s Market, next to the McIlwaine House (corner of Cockade Alley and Old Street).The tour begins when participants board the shuttle bus to the Reception Center at the cemetery. After participants arrival and check-in, the tour guides will meet the groups and proceed to the cemetery for the sixty-minute tour. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear walking shoes.
Tickets for the tour are $7.00 per person for adults and $5.00 for children under twelve. Reservations for tour times are required and can be made at the Blandford Church Reception Center, 111 Rochelle Lane. Space is limited. Hours of operation for the Reception Center are Tuesday Saturday, 10:00-5:00, and Sunday, 1:00-5:00. The Reception Center is closed on Monday. For phone reservations and further information, please call (804) 733 2396 or fax: (804) 863-0837
ARTFULLY EVIL MASQUERADE PARTY
PETERSBURG REGIONAL ART CENTER
COSTUME CONTEST / GAMES, CASH AND PRIZES 7PM THE BEWITCHING HOUR / OCTOBER 31, 2009 $15.00 ADVANCE / $20.00 AT THE DOOR ($5 OFF IF YOU DONATE A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TO THE PETERSBURG SYMPHONY)
804 733 8200
HOWLING MUSIC / WICKED FOOD / LIQUID POISON MY PRETTY; LIQUID POIISON! AND YOUR LITTLE DOG TOO
132 N. Sycamore Street, 804 733-8200, www.pracarts.com
Entertainment at the Dixie Diner
Thurs Oct 15 Lin Doak Open Jam Session ; 9 pm – midnight ; no cover
Fri Oct 16 Morgan Smith & No Worries ; 9 pm – 2 am ; no cover
Sat Oct 17 Karaoke w/Wild Debbie Davis : 9 pm – 2 am ; no cover
Sun Oct 18 Coffee Jazz & Sax w/Redman: 12 noon – 2 pm ; no cover
Tues Oct 20 Mastin Kitchen SAX Oldies : 11 am – 1 pm ; no cover
Thurs Oct 22 Lin Doak Open Jam Session 9 pm – midnight ; no cover
250 N Sycamore St. / dixiedinerrocks.com / 732.7425.
Panel discussion on John Brown s Raid to be held in Petersburg at Union Station, 103 River Street, on October 15th at 7 p.m.
Panel participants include Ben Greenbaum, J.E.B. Stuart, IV and Dr. Chris Stowe. This free program is being held in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of this important event in American history and is sponsored by the Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc. (HPF) and the City of Petersburg.
The discussion will focus on the October 16, 1859 raid that most experts agree was a major catalyst for the Civil War. Late in the evening that day, led by abolitionist John Brown, a group of 21 armed insurgents raided the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry (then Virginia), planning to ignite and arm a slave insurrection. Brown s raid was defeated by a detachment of 86 U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee and Lt. J.E.B Stuart, the troops closest to Harpers Ferry at the time.
Brown was captured, tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia and hanged. The raid itself was a failure, but the event made Brown a martyr. Frederick Douglass, a former slave and abolitionist, said of Brown, If John Brown did not end the war that ended slavery, he did at least begin the war that ended slavery. The three panelists will address Brown s life and activities before, during and after the raid, the response to the raid by then Governor of Virginia Henry A. Wise, the involvement of the Petersburg and Richmond Grays and the role of Lt. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in the capture of Brown and his men.
For more information on the panel discussion, call HPF at (804) 732-2096.
FROM MORNING TO NIGHT: DOMESTIC SERVICE IN THE GILDED AGE SOUTH
The City of Petersburg and the Department of Tourism present From Morning to Night an exhibition exploring domestic service in the gilded age South. The exhibit will be on view from Saturday October 17, 2009 until Saturday March 14, 2010 at Centre Hill Museum, 1 Centre Hill Ave. Petersburg, Virginia 23803. Developed by Richmond s Maymont Foundation, this traveling display presents a distinctly southern perspective on domestic service at the turn of the twentieth century.
Starting in October, museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm 5 pm. Starting on January 5th, Tuesday s hours will be 1 pm 5 pm. The exhibition is included in the admission fee. Guided tours of Centre Hill are offered every hour on the half hour during the museum s opening hours. For more information call (804) 733-2401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.